Cooking With Tom!

Thomas Evans

Hey, Colgate! Welcome back to campus. I hope everyone brought back their cold weather clothes, for it seems that Old Man Winter has finally found his way back to Hamilton. There are so many times when it’s really cold that I wish I had a fresh, hot and hearty meal to warm me up. And even though you’ll probably have to make these recipes yourself, here are a few that will make you quickly forget about how cold the walk home from class was.

Tuna and Biscuits

2 six-oz. cans of tuna 11 oz. cream of asparagus soup 10 oz. package of your favorite frozen veggies 1 can refrigerated biscuits 1/8 tsp. pepper1/8 tsp. salt1/8 tsp. seasoned salt A few dashes of oregano or Italian seasoning

Mix together the tuna, soup, vegetables and seasoning. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish, and top it with pieces of the biscuits. Bake the casserole for 35-40 minutes.

Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

1 cup uncooked wild rice 2 lbs. chicken breasts 1 can cream of broccoli soup1 can cheese soup 1 soup can of water 1 tsp. oregano 1 medium onion 2 stalks celery 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 cup mayonnaise

Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Dice the onion and celery and put them over the rice. Layer the pieces of chicken over this, and sprinkle on all the seasonings. Spread the mayonnaise over the chicken. Combine the soup and water and pour over the entire dish. Bake for an hour and a half in a pre-heated, 325-degree oven, then cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for another 30 minutes.

Thick and Creamy Corn Soup

3 strips of bacon 1 large onion 3 stalks of celery 1 medium green pepper

16 oz. frozen corn 2 cups chicken stock 2 medium carrots 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper

Fry the three strips of bacon until crispy and remove from the pan. Chop the onion, celery and green pepper, and cook them in the same pan with the bacon grease. Put all the corn into a blender and puree until smooth. In a large saucepan combine the corn, vegetables, salt and pepper. Add the chicken stock and diced carrots, and allow the soup to simmer until the carrots are tender. Just before you’re ready to serve the soup, stir in crumbled pieces of the cooked bacon.I hope that you enjoy these recipes and that they help keep you cozy while we wait for warmer weather. Until next week, Eat, drink and be merry!