“Casseroles are those intensely comforting foods, prepared and baked in the same dish, that inspire fond memories or dark recollections.” ~ Karen Steele
Per my usual, I forgot to take a photo of the actual casserole whose recipe follows below.
It had been a long day. The offspring had been to the orthodontist’s office to have her braces tightened and bands placed. I was tired. Her mouth was sore.
This was a night that called for easy to bite into and chew . . . comfort food!
1# ground beef
1/2 a small onion, chopped
1-2 T. minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups frozen hashbrowns, slightly thawed
1 c. chicken broth
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 c. cottage cheese
1/2 – 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
Preheat the oven to 350. In a skillet**, combine the hamburger, onion and garlic. Cook until ground beef is no longer pink. Stir in 1 c. of chicken broth, the can of Cream of Mushroom soup, the hashbrowns and cottage cheese. Stir until well combined. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
**I use a cast iron skillet so I can brown the meat and stir everything else in yet still slide it in the oven when it’s ready.
Navigating the taste preferences of a teenager can vary from day to day. At the risk of receiving a snappy response, I suggested this meal and was rewarded with a “that sounds really, REALLY good!” Yes! Success!! I was quite pleased that she had two servings at dinner.
Leftovers were consumed the next day and were just as tasty as when it was first made!
What are some of the comfort food casseroles that you remember from YOUR childhood?