Casseroles are one of those perfect subjects. What can be more interesting than a bunch of canned soups, meat of unknown origin, American cheese, baked until bubbly and brown and topped with sliced eggs and/or olives with a happy parsley garnish and a radish rose?
I was informed on of my favorite websites that I am responsible for "taking every single food group I like and totally destroying it for me" after my chicken post of yesterday. I say with a big hug and an impish little smile:
You're welcome!!! It's what I do best! My husband says I am the only person to ever completely disgust him with the things I have told him.
|McCall's Casserole Cookbook, 1965. Not to be confused with the McCall's Casserole Cookbook, 1978.|
|McCall's Casserole Cookbook, 1978. I would hate to be the person who waited eagerly 13 years for the 1978 version to come out. The only difference I see are the color hues.|
|Beef Pie with Herbed Crust. It doesn't look too bad. There has to be a force field or something holding all of those vegetables and meat in place. Unless it's not warm and hearty but cold and congealed.|
|Okay I get the picture is long. It looks to be a standard layout in these books. Have you ever heard anything so divine as a Beef-Eggplant Pie?|
|Ground-Pork Pie with Mushroom Sauce. This just wouldn't look right without sliced eggs AND pimiento stuffed olives arranged in a way that Betty Crocker or Marguerite Patten would scoff at.|
|Veal-Ham Pie. Not only does it have cubed veal and ham in it, but open your palate for hardboiled eggs. I should have stopped at cubed veal and ham.|
|Pictures. I need pictures!|
|Fish Pie. A concoction of frozen fish fillets, sour cream, and a little love. It's so fleshy looking.|
|Few things can knock me off my feet than stuffed peppers. I don't know why. I have posted the worst of the worst but these damn stuffed peppers get me every time.|
|This has to be the smuggest set drawn vegetables I have ever seen. I like the onion.|
Enjoy these McCall's books. I have a whole stack of them! Good thing I am not making a casserole tonight. Come to think of it, I don't think I have ever made one. Yet I emerge from this day stronger than when I awoke.