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Old 03-06-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
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Well, my Casserole is boring. Any suggestions for saving it?

Last night I sweated some onions and carrots, added two tins of crushed italian tomatoes, then added a mediteranian sauce mix my mother had given me, some chunks of chicken, a tin of canneloni bean and some patty pan squash once it'd cooked down a little, then baked the entire lot for half an hour and ended up with...

A boring slurry. It tastes alright, it's kinda sweet, but generally boring. So, since I made enough for four meals (I like to cook in bulk) I'm looking for ways to turn it into something decent.

I'm thinking either making a baked pasta, pureeing it into sauce, or mixing it into some sort of frittata, but none of them sound that appealing to me.

What would the other DC'ers do with my mass'o'cupboard casserole?

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Old 03-06-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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How about some baby spinach or rocket?
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:23 PM   #3
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How about some baby spinach or rocket?
Hmmmm! Andy, you are evil.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:45 PM   #4
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Andy - Dove is waiting for you at the woodshed!

How about adding some pasta and baking like you mentioned? Maybe topped with some mozzarella cheese?

What exactly is in that Mediterranean sauce?

What about adding some hot Italian sausage (or not hot). You can still add your pasta and bake.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:54 AM   #5
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It's just a thick tomato paste with some herbs... The sort of thing you "Just add meat and vegetables!" if you're a lazy cook.

I thought it'd be a good way to get rid of it and also season the meal.

Andy... You're mean -_-
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:52 AM   #6
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I like the italian sausage idea. Toss some italian sausage in there with some parm and a good melting cheese of your choice, I would use mozz, and maybe some red pepper flakes and toss with pasta.
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:09 AM   #7
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i'm thinking add some more chicken or sausage and make stuffed pasta shells with a spoonful of parmesan on top of each one.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:34 PM   #8
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Sounds like you need some herbs like oregano,basil,a good amount of garlic,and Im sure more salt and pepper and cheese if you like.If you skip cheese in cassarole serve over some pasta cooked in well salted water and top with some parmesan cheese.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:15 PM   #9
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The squash is what made it mushy. I'd leave that out and use pasta instead.
That's just me talking.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:42 PM   #10
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My first thought was to add some grilled sausage, some roasted garlic, and some roasted green pepper.
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