Monday, 7 April 2014

Seven Layer Casserole

Isn’t the world full of stupid kitchen gadgets? There’s the Inside-the-Shell Egg Scrambler, the Rotato, those knives that can cut through a tin can and still slice a tomato. (I, for one, have never enjoyed sliced tin can. Too high in iron.)

Luckily, the rich tapestry of caker cuisine only requires a single kitchen gadget: the can opener. Having said that, sometimes cakers need a little extra help. Take this Seven Layer Casserole, for example. One of those mandolin thingies would’ve made slicing the potatoes and orange sticks (I think they’re called carrots) a whole lot easier. And less dangerous. I’m still not sure what happened to my fingernail.

I don’t know if there’s a specific reason the ingredients go in the order that they do. Personally, I would’ve put the meat on the bottom because after two hours of it sitting on the top, I could’ve used it as a pumice stone. Anyways, it tasted pretty good. In spite of the bright colours.

In a casserole dish put
Layer of carrots, sliced thin
Layer of potatoes, sliced thin
Layer of onions, sliced thin
¼ cup uncooked Minute Rice
Tin of peas, juice as well

Put layer of sausage or hamburger over sliced vegetables. Take tin of tomato soup diluted with water and pour over and cook with cover on for one hour. (See note) Remove cover to brown. Bake slowly for another hour or until done.

Note: The recipe didn’t give a oven temperature, so I cooked it at 325°.

Source: Mixed Blessings, Salem United Church

P.S. Take a good look at this cookbook cover. It looks like something, right? Please tell me I’m not the only one who sees something other than hands.

26 comments:

  1. There's a hint of Georgia O'Keeffe in that cookbook cover for sure

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    1. The only thing missing is the million dollar price tag.

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    2. I was going to say Georgia O'Keefe, too!

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  2. Those carrots and potatoes look so uniformly sliced! Are you sure you didn't use a mandoline?

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    1. Wait. Is a mandolin an instrument? Now I'm wondering if slicing my carrots with a small guitar was a bad idea.

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  3. I Pinned this, but sadly the cookbook cover doesn’t come up as an image option for the Pin.

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    1. Hmm. Being Pinterest-challenged, I'll see if I can make the cover pinnable. Don't hold your breath, though.

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  4. I think I see your fingernail.

    And yeah. That cover definitely looks like something. I think. My experience therewith has been somewhat, uhm, limited.

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    1. I mean, c'mon. You tell me the positioning of that church steeple wasn't intentional.

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  5. to quote a semi famous celeb, it looks like a va-jay-jay

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    1. I suppose that's better than a pee-nee-nee.

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  6. some of us DON'T have a dirty mind. What should I see in the cover picture?

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    1. You should be seeing a unicorn galloping in a field while leaving a trail of glitter behind it.

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  7. This looks suspiciously HEALTHY Brian!!!???

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    1. If it eases your mind at all, I ate it off a plate of lard. Then I ate the plate.

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    2. Oh thank GAWD, I thought you were slipping!

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  8. Yes. That is totally some lady business. No question. Best church cookbook cover art ever.

    Also that recipe is the bomb.

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    1. I have no choice but to review all my cookbook covers and analyze them for signs of genitals.

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    2. You need to hire an intern and put them in charge of this project.
      I volunteer.

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    3. We'll see you bright and early on Monday morning.

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  9. Just realized, you might say that cover's for... wait for it... born again Christians!

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    1. S.S., you are officially the winner of the best line for this cookbook cover. Your prize? A lifetime supply of Seven Layer Casserole!

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  10. THE DAY I FOUND OUT I WAS A CAKER I am from Colborne Ont. I used to ride my bike past the Salem United Church on Highway 2. Town of Grafton Ont is really close too.I have all those spiral bound books!… But I didn't find out I was a Caker until I served Halibut dish in Campbells tomato soup with diced green pepper in the microwave - a family favourite), to my new (Scarborough Greek) boyfriend in1982. His brother said to him Cakers always eat fish on Fridays", I said "What's a Caker?"……….

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    1. Hold on, Kristen. You got called out for being a caker for eating fish on a Friday and not for MICROWAVING FISH IN TOMATO SOUP???

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