Creative Casserole

You caught me. I was rereading an old issue of the Tightwad Gazette. It’s actually a pretty good read for all frugal ideas. Anyway, there is a “universal casserole” recipe in there. It’s basically one meat, one starch, one veggie, and some form of sauce equals a casserole.

Well, I don’t do meat, but I thought I might be able to make some sort of lentil solar casserole using the same equation. Mine was:

1 cup lentils

2 cups water

2 thinly sliced potatoes

1/2 chopped onion

1 head chopped broccoli

1/2 cup almond milk mixed with nutritional yeast for a ‘cheese’ sauce

I put everything in a covered baking dish and set it in the solar oven for a few hours in the morning. It turned very brown and the broccoli did not smell great. I figured I ruined dinner and put it the refrigerator until later just in case.

Several hours later I microwaved it and served it. It was actually not bad!

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Rating: edible. I think without the broccoli, and maybe with some more seasoning it could have been better. I may try this again another day to see!

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