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Stews and Casseroles
I know it is summer so a hearty stew is probably not your first choice for cooking. As a Midwesterner you know that casseroles (or hotdish to my Minnesota friends) are year round fare. Generally speaking, casseroles include some kind of cheap meat or tuna, some kind of noodle/macaroni or tater tots, and some kind of cream of something soup. You will be happy to know that this book does fulfill some of the the basic Midwestern casserole requirements. The shocker for me was the lamb curry and the tuna curry recipe. Pretty darn wild for a my central Illinois roots. I am not sure that curry can save some of these recipes.
Confession: I have a tuna casserole recipe (to call it an actual recipe is generous) that was a staple in my growing up years. I know my mother used it on days she didn’t feel like cooking for 4 annoying and hungry children. It is cheap and doesn’t require anything special. With COVID-19 still hanging around, it has been showing up on our meal rotation. It’s kind of perfect for the pandemic.
For real cooks, this book is a joke. It is also probably the most boring cookbook ever printed. No pictures, no comments. I am not sure it would have made the cookbook collection back in the day.
I would bet everyone has a couple of recipes that function as just filler.