Weekly Food Fun Thanksgiving – Part 2, Casseroles

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.

Creamed Spinach-
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!

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