Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Family Favourite Casserole

When I was a kid and the days were cold and gloomy my mom would make one of the simplest, tastiest, heartiest casseroles. The day after we got home from our long drive (see my other blog: http://angelamae-internationalteacher.blogspot.com/ )it was cloudy, chilly and just right to revisit the old favourite and now I want to share that with you.

These are the ingredients: dinner sausage, potatoes, frozen peas, an onion and mushroom soup.

You slice the potatoes and dice the onions (we tossed in some celery this time, but we don't usually do that). You mix up the soup with the required water. Once you have it all ready, you put all the sausages on the bottom of the dish (no need to grease or whatever) and then layer the vegetables on top. We did two layers of each one and then pour the soup mixture over the top, making sure that everything was covered.

We use a big corningware pot, but any casserole dish works well. Cover with either foil or a lid and put into your oven at 350 for as much time as it takes for your potatoes to be done (ours took 1 1/2 hours, but a flat pyrex might take as little as 45 minutes).

And that's how it looks at the end. It doesn't look fancy but the taste just makes you feel warm and cozy. Not a typical summer dish, but up here on the west coast when our northern rain forest can drop rain and chilly temperatures anytime of year, this is a good, quick warm up meal. And it's easy and great for families!!

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