So I made this *fabulous* item off the Budget Bytes website (love love love her food, it's *so* good, and I can so easily sub in different things).
YUM YUM YUM YUM
Salsa chicken casserole. Seriously, I was eating this at 10pm with a spoon. Dangerous stuff. Except I made it without chicken. And now I'm defrosting chicken to add in because my wife wants chicken in it. *sigh* I even added extra beans (she likes teasing me about my undying love of rice and beans).
I used brown rice, added an extra 1/2 cup of water, didn't add the chicken, had a small accident with the chili powder (so it's got way more kick than I intended). I also forgot to add cheese. But OH LORDY is it good!!! Definitely a good freezer meal choice. My wife refuses to allow me to own a slow-cooker (she says that after 6 hours there's zero nutritional value left in the food), so I have to settle for slow-cooker modified dishes. I will probably buy one eventually to spite her (who else can one spite except their spouse??)
In the meantime, here's a picture of the finished product. I plan to send this to school with J in the AM for lunch, along with some chicken (currently in the oven) and some plain yogurt (we lack sour cream in this house). I think it will be quite delicious!