Homestyle, fuss-free and with comfort baked right in, casseroles are the perfect oven-to-table dinnertime (or anytime!) solution. This week's Cookbook of the Week is filled with over 200 of our favorite recipes.
From casseroles we remember from childhood to
new favorites your family will love, say hello to...
Sprinkled with tips for serving up family meals in style, it's definitely one you'll want to have in your Gooseberry Patch library, whether you're a busy mom or a grandma who has the whole family over every Sunday.
While all of our books are created for busy families, this one is especially organized with your stocked-up freezer in mind...it's sorted by main ingredient, with a breakfast chapter thrown in too!
Let's take a look inside...
Won't that be a great time-saver?
Think about all the times you're looking for something hot & hearty to take to a potluck or want to deliver a heat & eat dinner to a new mom or a friend feeling under the weather. This is the perfect collection to keep on hand, no matter what you have in your freezer!
Here's a recipe from the Poultry chapter, shared by our very own Vickie...give it a try next time you're in the mood for Mexican food!
Cheesy Turkey Rellenos
Try tossing in some jalapeños for a hotter version!
4 4-oz. cans whole green chiles, drained and rinsed
1/4 lb. Pepper Jack cheese, sliced into 1/2-inch strips
2 c. cooked turkey, sliced into 1/2-inch strips
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. milk
2/3 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
Slice chiles up one side; remove seeds and spread open flat. Arrange in a greased 11"x7" baking pan. Fill each chile half with Pepper Jack cheese and turkey strips. Fold chiles closed and place seam-side down in dish. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together milk and eggs; slowly add to flour mixture, beating until smooth. Pour over chiles. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn off heat. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over top and return to oven until cheese is melted. Serves 6.
Vickie likes to enjoy this deliciously different casserole the day after Thanksgiving but you could get cooked turkey from the ready-to-eat section of your grocery store any time of year!
Four pages in the back of this book make it extra handy
in the kitchen...click to view these larger.
Below, we've included handy lists of casserole staples and equivalents...
wouldn't this be a great shower gift for a new bride?
If you love hot & bubbly, baked-with-love dinners, there's no better book to add to you collection than Best-Ever Casseroles. Stay tuned all week long for more great recipes and tips too!