10 Terrific Fall Foods
Title 4: Terrific Casseroles for Fall
If church fellowship hall gatherings and potluck dinners were part of your youth, you probably also remember your oven-mitted mother removing a piping-hot casserole dish from the oven to bring to the affair. Though many cooks think of recipes as coveted heirlooms passed down through the maternal line, when it comes to casseroles, Grandma was probably making it up as she went along. Maybe green beans were in season, or maybe she had some leftover ham she needed to use up; whatever the inspiration, casseroles are a relatively modern invention.
Today, we think of casseroles as potato-chip crusted throwbacks to the 1950's. Still, most home cooks have several casserole recipes up their sleeves -- from standbys like macaroni, green bean and tuna to special occasion dishes like the cassoulet recipe from "Julia's Menus for Special Occasions."
Hearty, cost-effective and tasty, casseroles are as easy to tote to a tailgate party today as they were when your Mom was cooking them. And speaking of tailgate parties, our next terrific fall food, barbecue, is coming up next.