Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine meatballs were one of my childhood favorites.  It’s hard to imagine anyone NOT liking them.  Ground Beef and rice rolled into little balls, simmered in a tomato sauce?  Check!  They were usually served over yet more rice.  I ate the dish often as a kid, served it to my own kids, then forgot about it.  What?!?  Time to return to one of the best retro dishes, a simple recipe from the 60s! Continue reading

Blooming Onion Hotdish

I think we’re probably all in the mode of using what is in our pantries and fridges at this point.  It reminded me of a post I wrote awhile back and never did publish.  The few pictures I did take weren’t very “pretty” so I was hesitant to make the recipe public.  But my attempt at using up an unusual leftover led to really tasty results. Continue reading

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