Posted on November 25, 2015
Happy Part Two of Weekly Food Fun – Thanksgiving Casseroles
Casseroles, we could spend weeks on casseroles. There are so many to choose from, I really try not get carried away, although, it is food, it is Thanksgiving, so, well I have a hard time limiting them. Except for sweet potatoes. They do become limited and easy.
Gina’s Spicy Creamed Spinach.
I don’t change much on this recipe – I am not huge on spice, so I omit the red pepper flakes, and I like garlic, so I add about 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of crushed garlic. I never liked spinach when I was a kid, although now as an adult I really do like it.
Cheesy Hash Browns, or if you are from Utah- Funeral Potatoes
Ore-Ida Potato Casserole Again, I add garlic to the recipe. The onions I sauté in a little butter and salt, then I purée them in with the cream of chicken soup. That way my family gets the good taste of the onions without biting into a big chunk of one. And, I omit the corn flakes. Not for any particular reason, it is just something we don’t have in the house.
I found out they were called Funeral Potatoes when my husband was having a potluck lunch, I happily made and sent him off with cheesy hash browns. He returned after work informing me they were Funeral Potatoes here in Utah. I felt bad, although they are really good regardless of the name.
Broccoli Casserole –
Broccoli Casserole, Courtesy Paula Deen. Do I adjust this recipe? Well, yes I do. I can’t help it, I like garlic, so I add about a teaspoon of crushed garlic, about 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. (nutmeg is a nice addition to dark green veggies) Depending on my mood, or what is in the pantry I may use the cream of mushroom soup, or broccoli cheese soup.
VegAll Casserole –
VegAll Casserole. Hey, I mostly follow this recipe. This is a dish my husband won’t eat, so I don’t have to worry about the onions, I chop and follow the recipe on those. I do add a little garlic and pepper.
Sweet Potato Casserole – Well, amazingly enough I have nothing. It is a can of Bruce’s Yams heated up with butter. I have many recipes, and each year I think to myself this is the year I will make one of them. Sadly enough, it doesn’t happen. Sweet potatoes need to be present in some way or another. And, happily or sadly enough I take the easy way on this one. They do the work with a yummy sweet syrup, I heat and serve.
Enjoy the Fun of Food!
Next up – Pies