Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The casserole that taste forgot

Tonight's dinner, shown on the right, was beef noodle casserole (USDA guide, p. 22) with black beans and a medley of orange and banana slices. The cooking time was quicker than last night--15 minutes to prep and 30 minutes more to cook.

The kids liked the beans (the dish that didn't come from the guide) and the medley. The casserole, not so much, though with two teenage boys at the table, it all got finished. If we make the dish, again, we'd do it without the bread crumbs (and better yet without the beef, noodles and sauce).

A lot of my research over the last few years has focused on ways to incentivize work and economic self-sufficiency among food stamp households. We may have hit upon the casserole that would do it.