Recipes: Nourishing Communities, One Casserole at a Time

by | Feb 2024

THE ACT of preparing a homemade meal transcends the boundaries of sustenance; it becomes a gesture of empathy, a tangible expression of care that resonates deeply with those facing adversity. Amidst the chaos of life’s struggles, a warm, home-cooked dish can offer solace and a brief respite, reminding recipients that they are not alone. The significance lies not only in the nourishment provided but also in the emotional sustenance offered through the time and effort dedicated to creating something heartfelt. In sharing the simple yet profound act of cooking, individuals forge connections, cultivate understanding, and sow the seeds of resilience, fostering a sense of communal support that can uplift spirits and inspire hope in the midst of life’s trials. GN 

Golden Potato Casserole: Submitted by Donna Simmons

6 med. potatoes, peeled and sliced

2 med. white onions, peeled and sliced

1 can mushroom soup

1 soup can milk

1/2 stick butter

salt and pepper, to taste

Arrange potatoes and onions in layers in a 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish. Add soup and milk to casserole. Slice butter and place over the top of mixture. Add salt and pepper. Bake in 350° oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.

Sunday Morning Casserole: Submitted by Doris Kiddey

2 slices white bread, cubed

1 lb. ground mild sausage, cooked, drained

6 eggs, beaten

2 c. milk

1 t. dry mustard

1/2 t. salt

pinch of pepper

1 1/2 c. red potatoes, unpeeled, cooked

1 1/2 c. cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, grated

Place bread in a 8×11 inch casserole dish. Add sausage. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper. Pour over sausage. Layer potatoes and cheese over mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, bake casserole at 350° for 30 minutes, or until set.

Broccoli and Cheese Casserole: Submitted by Martha McDaniel

2 boxes frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained

1 stick butter

1/2 lb. Velveeta® cheese

1/2 pkg. butter flavored crackers, crushed

Place cooked broccoli into a greased casserole dish. Chop 1/2 stick of butter and the cheese into small pieces. Stir these into the broccoli. In a small bowl melt remaining butter and mix with cracker crumbs. Place on top of broccoli mixture. Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 350˚.

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