Thursday, July 12, 2007

Flashback in my mouth

Okay, this isn't Awesome Awestin part 2, but I had to post about the dinner I made tonight. I got my inspiration from a discussion I was having with my mom about all of the crazy foods she used to make when I was growing up, like tuna casserole, and broccoli rice casserole. I started craving the latter, and after running across a post from eat'n veg'n, I knew I had to give it a try.

Here is the casserole right out of the oven, beaming with gooey goodness

All plated up, along with some marinated, grilled portobellos and veggie skewers, and of course a salad on the side.

The casserole was so easy to make. Just boil your broccoli, then mix it with prepared brown rice. Make your cheeze sauce, mix half of it with your broccoli and rice, then pour the rest on top. Bake for 20 minutes at 350, then EAT. I think it might have been a little closer to what I remembered growing up if the sauce was made with some "No chicken" stock, just to give it more flavor. The mushrooms also took me back to when my dad would fry up sliced mushrooms with worscheshire and butter. Mmmmm, the good ol' days.

In conclusion, I had to share the super awesome cupcakes I made for our Harry Potter themed movie night, before the new movie came out. I think these caused my sugar induced 2 day migrane. But, oh, were they worth it. They were based off of the vanilla cupcakes with fluffy buttercream icing in VCTOTW.

Butterscotch cupcakes with Butterscotch Buttercream icing.

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