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Sorry Company’s Coming Casseroles. This one was a bust.

Frying beef

Frying beef

Yep, it’s that simple. Chopped some veggies, fried some beef, boiled some noodles.

more chopped veggies

more chopped veggies

Have I mentioned lately how much I don’t like chopping vegetables? I want one of those handy gadgets that chop for you for Christmas. Something like this…

As Seen On TV! (omg that makes it amazing right?)

As Seen On TV! (omg that makes it amazing right?)

Anyway. So you after the noodles are boiled (very al dente), stick them in a casserole dish.

noodles

noodles

Throw the veggies in the with ground beef and continue frying. And not that the recipe calls for it, but for God’s sake, add some spice or something just so there’s SOME flavour going on there.

ground beef mix

ground beef mix

But you might want to check what sort of pasta sauce you have first so you don’t overload the spices…haha. I forgot that all I had was the extra spicy stuff that had been relegated to the back of the cupboard because nobody wanted it.

looks pretty boring but...it's actually pretty HOT

looks pretty boring but...it's actually pretty HOT

So mix the pasta sauce with some grated parmesan and a touch of Worcestershire sauce, then add on top of the ground beef mix.

now if that's not exciting...

now if that's not exciting...

Yep, that’s it. Looks like a mystery casserole. No-one knows what lurks beneath…and nobody really cares enough to bother finding out, either.

want some? no? are you sure?

want some? no? are you sure?

Oh, so that’s what’s in there. It’s basically exactly what I do anytime I just make some pasta with sauce from a jar (add some beef, veggies and extra seasoning). Except now it’s been baked which really didn’t add anything extra to the final dish. Maybe the next recipe out of Casseroles will be better…

So I make it up to you with some cookies, which I baked just so I could feel like I accomplished something after the blah casserole.

ingredients

ingredients

Hard to believe that turns into cookies, sort of…

mmm chocolate

mmm chocolate

After you’ve mixed in the flour, add the chocolate chips.

PERFECT!

PERFECT!

And finally…perfectly baked cookies, NOT burnt or anything! YES! I think I figured out the problem anyway; I think my oven runs a little hot. Probably after a couple years of frustration.

According to Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, these are “The Best Cooky of 1935 to 1940 – Chocolate Chip Cookies”. As if I need to post the recipe! Everyone knows this one! Here it is anyway, just in case you live under a rock.

New Cooky Sweeps The Nation – This luscious cooky from the New England Toll House, Witman, Mass., enjoyed immediate and continuing popularity. It was introduced to homemakers in 1939 on our radio series “Famous Foods from Famous Places.”

2/3 cup shortening (I used butter, it worked well)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups Gold Medal Flour
1/2 tsp soda
(I assumed this meant baking soda, I have to be honest but I wasn’t sure!)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
(I replaced these with white chocolate chips)
1 pkg or 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate pieces (1 cup)

Heat oven to 375 F. Mix shortening, sugars, egg, and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping methord or by sifting. (For a softer, rounded cookie, add 1/4 cup more flour [I did not]). Stir dry ingriedents together; blend in. Mix in nuts and chocolate pieces. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough about 2″ apart on ungreased baking sheet. (Cookies should still be soft.) Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet. Makes 4-5 dozen 2″ cookies. (Uh, microscopic cookies? I don’t know what world they were living in. I got about 30.)

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