Monday, January 31, 2011
One Dish Meals
There could be many reasons why many of my suppers evolved into what I call "My famous one dish meals." Maybe I was being lazy, or thrifty, or maybe they are all variations of casseroles, popular when my my children were growing up. Anyway, I cooked them then, and I like them still. The reliable standby, tuna casserole, is an example. It is good old American comfort food. But any creative combination of meat, starch, vegetable, and sauce can produce a delicious meal on a cold evening. Once mixed, it can be put in a casserole dish - like tonight's rice, chicken, and broccoli with a cheese sauce - or served from the pot. Of course soups and stews are one dish meals, too, just soupier!