From Crepes to Pierogis

It’s hard to believe but a month has gone by since the last installment of this blog. Between travel (Cartagena, Washington DC/Monticello/Montpelier) and a prolonged nor’easter related power failure, it’s been a crazy and often fun four weeks.

This week we bring the second installment of The Madeleine Questionnaire response and recipes series, based on the responses of Pam, who has a particularly rich and detailed set of answers to our questions. If you don’t know what The Madeleine Questionnaire is, you can read about it HERE.
And now, for the recipes. As a disclaimer, the recipes below are not Pam’s recipes, but come from those submitted by ReciFoto users, but that feel like they might not be to far afield from those Pam’s family made.

Crepes
Mashed Potato
Roast Chicken
chicken noodle soup

sour cream meat balls (with a bonus- quick budget stretcher)

Piergois

Thanks, Pam, for sharing your memories. If you get to read this and have your original recipes to share, let me know.

Do you have memories of eating and cooking that you would like to share? Then, please take The Madeleine Questionnaire! Click HERE to start.

Recipes and Results

Last week was the beginning of The Madeleine Questionnaire, in which you are prompted to recollect some of your eating and cooking memories. Many responses have been submitted, and you can still do it by clicking HERE. Starting this week, we’ll have a look at the responses, and share recipes like the ones that inspired those memories. Thanks to everyone that has taken the questionnaire. This week we are sharing a respondent named Britt’s answers.

Barbecue Chicken

Banana Pudding

Mildred’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

We hope you’ll take The Madeleine Questionnaire, too. We respect your privacy and your time. You only have to answer the questions you want, you don’t need to submit your name, and you can choose to keep your answers private.

The featured image has nothing to do with the post, but I took it on vacation last week and thought it was a nice sunset.

‘Role With It


Do you have a casserole? Wait, what is a casserole? It is both the vessel you cook in, typically large and deep and which after cooked is brought to the table from which to serve, and also the contents of the dish. Confusing maybe, but definitely convenient! Once you put the ingredients in the dish, you cook it in the oven, so not much fussing which also makes a casserole convenient.  Casseroles are distinguished from stews by the way they are cooked. Stews typically are cooked on the stove top and casseroles in the oven. Many casserole recipes use convenience ingredients in them, such as canned soups or frozen vegetables.

The convenience of casseroles have made them a perennial favorite in busy households. Looking at the Recifoto database, there are over 400 recipes with casserole in the title.

Here is a sample. We’ll start out with a couple that my mom makes, and we’ll end with the butt of many a situation comedy joke, the tuna casserole!

And today, we’re going to start a new feature, a poll on which recipe you are most likely to make. So be sure to go through the recipes and vote!

Wild Rice Casserole

Spinach Casserole

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

 

String Bean Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole

Broccoli Corn Cheesy Casserole

Yum-Yum Casserole

Tuna Casserole