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

Mexican Spaghetti

Mexican Spaghetti

Mexican Spaghetti

I had a wild idea… which is how most of my stranger recipes are born.  I wanted a meaty, Mexican sauce with corn tortillas cut into noodles.  I thought of it as Mexican Spaghetti, although it could also arguably be called Deconstructed Tortillas.  Let’s go with Spaghetti, as that makes it more fun.  Trust me, in North Dakota in January, when our high was -34 today, we needed to make some fun. Continue reading