Day 21- A recipe you love
I have two recipes I love. Firstly, an old family recipe called “Elsie’s Casserole”. It was created by a distant relative and is so old that it actually has measurements in POUNDS of ground beef and sausage!
- 3lbs Lean ground beef
- 1lb Sausage, cut into bite size pieces
Brown together and sauté ½ cup chopped onion and ¼ cup tomato paste, and add:
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 2 tsp celery seed
- ¼ tsp oregano
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tin consommé
- 1 clove chopped garlic
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tin mushrooms (use juice too)
Simmer for 15 mins, then add:
- 1lb cheddar cheese cut in cubes
- 1lb spaghetti (broken) cooked until tender
Put in casserole dishes and heat one casserole dish for 1 hour at 300˚. Freeze remainder.
Another recipe that has become a “staple” for the kids and I is Pumpkin Loaf. It’s the recipe our friends ask me to bring to potlucks…and the one I “surprise” everyone with, although I’m sure they all kinda figure it’s coming and as a result, I will NOT divulge the recipe…my new family secret.