Do you have Casserole Days?



Hey, it's time for Weekend Cooking with Beth at Beth Fish Reads!


Yup, that's what I said...Casserole Days. Now I am not talking about casseroles dishes that you have found from some source that is some gourmet recipe with 4 different kinds of cheeses that you have never heard of let alone know how to pronounce. No 14 special fresh herbs that aren't exactly front and center at your local Kroger store. Nope, that is not what I am talking about.

I'm talking about the kind of casserole that you can throw a few things into a pan and dare anyone that is eating dinner to complain about. This is the kind of casserole that you make on casserole day!

You have spent the entire day running around doing things for everyone else. Spent 2 hours on the phone arguing with the cable company. Find out Scotchguard in not invincible. While you are out and about you realize that your shirt has a big old ugly stain on the front that you didn't notice because, hey, who has time to actually look in the mirror and contemplate what look your going for today. You get the one shopping cart that has a front wheel that only goes in one direction. You finally get all the clothes put away and the little princess decides that pulling all the clothes out of the drawers and making one big pile in the middle of her bedroom was great fun! And finally, when you are heading home you decided that you just need to relax a little bit and treat yourself to a chocolate ice cream cone at the drive-up window at the local Dairy Queen. Of course, then some schmuck cuts you off and you no longer are concerned with the stain on your shirt.

THOSE are casserole days!

That was my day!

So, tonight's casserole dinner was....mac, cheese, ham and corn casserole.

I know, fancy huh?



And what went into this fancy schmancy casserole you ask?

1 bag of elbow macaroni (cooked)
1 Jar of Ragu Cheese Sauce
1 can of corn
leftover ham chopped up
2 cups of shredded cheddar
1 can of milk....why can? Because it was the one thing I went to the grocery store for and walked out forgetting to buy! Arghhhh!

Cook in the oven for as long as it takes you to set the table and enjoy a glass of wine. Or cook it slower and have more wine!



And hey, if you want more "wine/whine time" and the casserole dries out, just add more milk and stir. No biggie!

If any one complains about not having a proper meal, you can honestly say, all 4 food groups are represented: Bread/grain/pasta, vegetable, dairy and protein.

And if they still aren't happy, tell them that while you finish off the bottle of wine, you will make sure to stay out of their way while they whip up a new meal!

12 comments :

  1. "Cook in the oven for as long as it takes you to set the table and enjoy a glass of wine. Or cook it slower and have more wine!"

    LOL - love this! Will save the recipe for the next time I have a casserole day. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ummm, yeah- at least 3 last week. 'nuff said
    {{Hugs}} xoxo Pattie

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  3. Oh one of 'those' days!!! Yep and I still have them. Love the part about the wine/whine! LOL...speaking of wine....

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  4. Yes, I can see that the wine is essential to this recipe...lol

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  5. That is a very interesting and unique looks recipe! I'll have to give it a try sometime. The sad thing is I don't have any of the ingredients right now! lol

    Hugs,
    Angela

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  6. One of my favorites is tuna noodle casserole, yeah...I know it isn't everyone's cup of tea!

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  7. Casserole days are called by a variety of names here-it is also stew or soup day.

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  8. When my children were younger we used to have lots of casserole days. Throw everything into the pot and stick it in the oven. They never used to complain ;-)

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love this post! We have all had those days and to be honest some of our best family times have been over casserole dinners or crockpot dinners. I'll be sure to try this soon.

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  10. LOL!!!! Love it. We have soup day -- I can't wait that long for dinner on a day you described. I throw in whatever fresh, canned, or frozen veggies I can find, plus tomatoes or chicken broth and beans or rice or pasta. I usually make a big pot so I don't have to cook the next night either.

    I agree with the complaints department too: When Mr. BFR sees a pot of whatever soup on the stove, he knows to walk quietly!

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  11. Now I would LOVE this but unfortunately, hubby is Mr. Picky and likes nothing mixed together!
    Lol!
    Debbie

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  12. Diann! Love it..my mom sent me this, althought I am a subscriber, she said, well you have wine! LOL..Actually this looks really good and will give it a try..will have to cook it a REALLY LONG TIME though..More wine!
    Barb

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