Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ole! - macaroni casserole

I think that I first got this recipe in Peg Bracken's book "The I Hate to Cook Book", which is a classic that I would highly recommend. She actually does give real recipes in this book. She is well known for using canned soup and the like, but how often does one cook all the recipes in a cookbook? And I almost never cook a recipe exactly as it was given, and this one is no exception. In the book she has you make a sort of spaghetti sauce, but I use actual left-over spaghetti sauce, which is of course not like hers. This recipe is about proportions and not about exactness.

left-over spaghetti sauce
frozen corn
cooked macaroni
shredded cheese of your choice.

Preheat the over to 350 degrees.
Heat up the sauce and add the corn so that it mostly thaws.
Shredded the cheese, and cook and drain the macaroni.
Get a casserole dish that looks like it will hold the ingredients you have to put into it.
Now put the ingredients into the dish in the following order:
half the macaroni
half the sauce
half the cheese
the rest of the macaroni
the rest of the sauce
the rest of the cheese.
Put into the oven and bake until it bubbles a bit, maybe 15 minutes.

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