Sunday, November 29, 2009


6 oz. spaghetti Here we go again guessing. I had a 24 oz box. It would have been easy to take a fourth of a full box, but I had the remainder of a box. I guess it was a fourth.
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb ground beef
1/4 Cup chopped onion
1 14 oz spaghetti sauce
1 11 oz. whole kernel corn
1 small green pepper
4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook spaghetti, rinse. Heat oven to 350 Grease 10 inch pie pan. Combine spaghett, eggs,and Parmesan cheese. Toss slightly. Press evenly over bottom of dish and up sides of pan to form crust. The stuff wouldn't stay up the sides of dish. And what was the crust they were talking about. I read the recipe twice times to see if I was supposed to bake it into a crust. Oh well, what else were they going to call it.
Brown beef with onions. You know to drain. Stir in spaghetti mixture and corn. Spoon evenly over crust. I read the recipe one more time.Top with pepper rings and cheese.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Number two

My second casserole is still under consideration as to a KEEP or FORGET. Mom says it needs something. Maybe chili powder, or garlic, or something. Maybe my change from Mozzarella to cheddar cheese was the failing.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


1 lb ground beef
1/4 chopped onion. What will I do with the rest. Only 1/4 cup seems so little
1 14 oz can of green beans
2 8 oz. tomato sauce
1/4 tsp dried bail leaves Had to buy new ones, My spices are 11 years old.
1/8 tsp pepper
1 7 oz. refrigerated buttermilk biscuits The book is by Pillsbury. I predict a lot of their products.
4 oz. Cheddar cheese - cut into 1/2 in cubes Now I have 12 oz left for Mom's lunch sandwiches
2 Tbs margarine or butter, melted
1 tsp sesame seeds Thought I could get away with not buying these. Didn't mis 'em.
Heat oven o 375. In 10 inch ovenproof skillet brown meat and onions. Drain. (Do they have to tell you that). Add green beans, basil and pepper mix (What pepper mix? It said 1/8 tsp pepper)
Fold in cheese cubes.
Cut hole in center of each biscuit of ten biscuits. Pull edges of biscuit to form oval place around edge of skillet and holes in center of biscuit. Brush biscuits with margarine. Sprinkle sesame seed Bake 375 for 23 to 28 minutes.
Well, I didn't have a ovenproof skillet. Hadn't even heard of it. Don't go into too many kitchen stores. A regular skillet and glass pie dish did just fine. Especially because I never bake pies.

Number one

I began this post because I hate to cook. My favorite cook book is "I hate to Cook Cookbook". Really I hate to read recipes. Always wondering what I am going to do with the left over ingredients, etc. I decided to do the casseroles like I filled prescriptions. One at a time. Number one got a KEEP rating from Joyce and Mom. Only two ratings KEEP and FORGET.

My Experiment

After watching Julia and Julia I got the idea of tackling on recipe at a time. I bought "The One-Dish Meals Cookbook" from Amazon and plan to do the recipes in order - 300 in all.