Jan is going to another pot luck organized by NUMU Los Gatos. She and her students have been interviewing relocated American Indians who live in the South Bay—having moved to the city from various reservations in the 1950s, ‘60s, and 70s. Last time, I made a big pot of ham and beans. To switch things up, I decided to do larger than usual Mac & Cheese this time.
Category Archives: Casserole
Eilene is having some friends over. I decided to make their favorite Mac & Cheese. When she and her friends make this for themselves they, of course, use the “orange stuff in a box.” This is just starch, fat, and chemicals, not a meal.
Jan has requested chili rellenos to go with my molé chicken this Sunday. A quick look at recipes on-line told me that it is a fussy recipe that has several steps fraught with peril. You have to broil, deseed, and then stuff the chilies without breaking them. Then you have to coat them in a egg batter and deep fry them, still without breaking the chilies or having the coating fall off.
I have a problem with casseroles—as a result of having too many as a child. However, Jan really likes them and she has been asking me to make some recently. Jan is hosting this year’s Ladies Christmas Get-together and some of her friends are vegetarian and noodle lovers. I thought that a mushroom and noodle dish would fit the bill.
I wanted a vegetable/starch side dish to go with my baked salmon. Lately, I have been making dishes with noodles in white sauce for Jan and Eilene. Today, I decided to make it a green sauce.
Jan received some green beans and cherry tomatoes from the SJSU Environmental Studies garden [correction]. There were not enough green beans or tomatoes to make a separate dish. I started to think of ways I could add them to a main dish. I finally decided to use them in a seafood noodle casserole.