Mock Chow Mein

Mock Chow Mein

Mock Chow Mein

Another family favorite growing up was mock chow mein casserole. Even back then I wondered at the name. Besides the obvious chow mein noodles, it was nothing like the chow mein we had out of cans. I’m not sure where it got the name but eventually I adapted it to include a few Chinese type vegetables.  You can use your own favorites in this recipe. Continue reading

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Artisanal Tater Tot Hotdish

Artisinal Tater Tot Hotdish

Artisanal Tater Tot Hotdish

I was seriously excited recently when my P.S. found some new soups at the grocery store. I’d asked him to pick up soups so that I could make tater tot hotdish for supper. The cold, snowy day called for comfort food. I just needed cream of mushroom soup and cream of celery soup to fulfill that need.  My P.S. texted me a picture and I gasped.  No way! Continue reading

Turkey Stuffing and Broccoli Hotdish

Turkey, Broccoli Stuffing Hotdish

Turkey, Broccoli Stuffing Hotdish

Instead of all of the traditional dishes and side dishes for our Christmas buffet I tried quite a few new ones.  We celebrated the holiday on Christmas Day instead of Christmas Eve.  I had an extra day to prepare foods ahead of time and that was a relief.  We had several frozen turkeys in the freezer and I wanted to use one for a cozy casserole-type dish.  It would be traditional in an informal way.
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