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This is a simple, old family recipie , good for cold nights.

Cook 4 servings’ worth rice.
Cook 1-1 ½ pound ground beef or turkey, with ½ large onion

Now, here’s the part where you can sneak in some vegetables, or leave them out! At this point you can add to the ground beef a package of thawed, drained spinach., a cup or so of tiny-cut broccoli florets with the stems removed), or a zucchini, diced very small. Add to the beef and mix in well, and reduce heat to low, just to soften the vegetables. Remove from heat, and pour into a colander ovre another pan to remove all the grease drippings.

In a large baking dish , layer first the rice and even it out. Pour on top of this the meat mixture and make that level. Pour on top of the layers 2 cans of tomato soup, and cover the meat mixture evenly. Finally, sprinkle an 8-ounce package of shredded cheese. Usually we use cheddar, but any mix, such as cheddar-mozzarella-jack sort will do fine. Now, just pop the casserole into a 350 degree oven until the cheese melts.

Simple but Yummy!!

In these recipies, I’ve tried to incorporate what seems to be a new thing in the produce department…the grape tomatoes. They’ve suddenly become very popular here! Another thing I tried to do was make sure that whatever meat was used could very well be leftover, and it would not matter a bit. I myself can’t bear to throw good food away, and if it’s in the fridge more than a couple of days after I cook it, it gets carefully wrapped and popped into the freezer for one of such recipies so that I don’t have to run out and buy more food, when there’s a perfectly good supply set aside for such purposes. I wouldn’t hold onto such leftovers longer than a month, however.

Tina Quackenboss Silverio