I could eat casseroles any given day. Certainly, there’s nothing more comforting—especially during these cold winter days—than a rich casserole dish. Casseroles, not to be confused with stews or guisos, refer to the method of cooking and the cookware (casserole pan) used to prepare and serve this dish.
SUPER-SAVERS In just one bite, casseroles take me back in time. they satisfy both your soul and body. When I was growing up, they would be the “save-the-night” dish. Not only are they super easy to make, they yield generously and they are also inexpensive meals to prepare.
Prepare them ahead of time, bring them to work or school or simply use them to have dinner ready in minutes—just the amount of time it’ll take you to heat it up and set the table. Besides, kids love casseroles and I find them to be a great way to get them to eat vegetables.
PRESIDENTIAL CASSEROLES Shepherd’s pie*, potatoes au gratin; spinach-béchamel lasagna*, and macaroni and cheese are among some of my favorite casseroles. Which reminds me…not too long ago, a popular food magazine asked on Twitter: What would be the one dish you would make for the President of the United States? And I replied, Macaroni and cheese! He loves comfort food! But I had no idea he did, that was literally my intuition replying. Then a few days later I found out that, indeed, the POTUS loves comfort food and that mac and cheese is one of his favorite guilty pleasures!
So here’s my Macaroni & Cheese Casserole recipe. Yes, the one I’d prepare for the POTUS, and maybe one day I will.
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