Friendship Casserole

Casseroles are a great main dish recipe idea, especially on busy weeknights when you're pressed for time, as casseroles can be prepared in advanced and popped in the oven for a quick and comforting family meal. This "Friendship Casserole," recipe is the perfect addition to the dinner table as the weather starts to cool down.

This friendship casserole recipe is great to share with family and friends or to freeze for use later. It is called friendship casserole because it the recipe makes two 9 by 13 pans, so you can make one for yourself, and share the other, it's a great idea for friends that have just had a baby, or to neighbors during the busy holiday season. All they have to do is pop it in the oven to warm up, or you might choose to keep both casseroles to use later for a quick meal. The taste of this casserole recipe is somewhere between a cheesy lasagna and a saucy spaghetti recipe. To start you will want to brown the hamburger meat over medium high heat, adding in a little salt and pepper. Next you will salt a large pot of water and bring to a boil. For the full recipe details and instructions you will want to take a look at the recipe site.

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Cheese is a food that is derived from milk and produced in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein. It uses the proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. During cheese production, the milk is usually acidified, and adding the enzyme rennet causes coagulation. The solids are separated and pressed into final form. Some cheeses have molds on the rind or throughout. Most cheeses melt at cooking temperature. Hundreds of types of cheese from various countries are produced, the styles, textures and flavors depend on the origin of the milk, whether they have been pasteurized, the butterfat content, the bacteria and mold, the processing, and aging.

Casseroles in the United States or in continental Europe usually consist of pieces of meat that can be chicken or fish (tuna is popular), various chopped vegetables, a starchy binder such as flour, rice, potato or pasta, and a crunchy or cheesy topping. Liquids are released from the meat and vegetables while they are cooking, and further liquid in the form of stock, wine, beer, or vegetable juice may be added when the dish is assembled.

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