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Monday, March 18, 2013

A new casserole.....

Hi, Everyone... 
Hope all is well in your world. 
Mine couldn't be better....well, unless a young couple breezed thru 
THIS OLD HOUSE and said, "We'll take it !!"

Gert, that is the owner and operator of 
GERT,  TOM & RUSTY, TOO blog,
gave us the recipe for a casserole that I just had to try.
We dearly LOVE cabbage...and this recipe has CABBAGE in it.

She calls it RUNZA CASSEROLE
and here's her recipe.

That great photo on the left belongs to
GERT.

See, not only can she cook...
she also takes awesome photos.

I told Gert that my Aunt Lillian's
middle name was
Gertrude and everyone called her
GERT.

Needless to say, every time I visit Gert, I think of my Aunt Lillian.

I sure would rather have my
Aunt Lillian than this ole casserole....
but,
IT LOOKS SOOO GOOD.


I followed her recipe MOSTLY...
but did ADD a few things for a STRONGER flavor...

 Grease a 9x13 dish and add a tube of CRESCENT ROLLS....


 Cabbage, onions, Anaheim peppers, lightly fried in a tad of olive oil, salted and peppered.

2 lbs hamburger meat, fried and drained.
Here, I added
LAWRY'S Seasoned Salt
Cracked Black Pepper
Sea Salt

Mix all ingredients together and simmer for about 15 minutes...

 Spoon the mixture over the crescent roll crust...

O, I do love crescent rolls so much, I want to marry 'em....

 I added a GENEROUS amount of 
EXTRA SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE to our casserole.
We like
CHEDDAR
SHARP CHEDDAR
and EXTRA SHARP CHEDDAR even more. :)

After adding the 2nd can of CRESCANT ROLLS to cover the entire WORK OF ART...

 slide this baby into a 350 preheated oven for about 30 minutes...
or until the top crust is golden and the casserole is bubbly.

I am thinking, next time....and there  WILL BE a next time, I might drizzle the top crust with
BUTTAH...


Here 'tis....
   straight out of the oven.

 What a beautiful casserole...

I hope it's half as good as it looks...:))

 I guess thick sliced tomatoes go with EVERYthing, hu?




We loooove green beans...
seasoned with a touch of olive oil, cracked black pepper and sea salt...
simmer for a few minutes and, BOY, they are great.

 See that flaky "crust" and creamy cheese...
all mixed with onions, peppers, cabbage....
OhMyGoodness

This is a very tasty casserole...
since Mr. Sweet and I like STRONG flavors,
I added things that wasn't in
  the original recipe of GERT'S.
..extra onions
...Anaheim peppers
....Lawry Seasoned Salt
...Extra Sharp Cheddar
...and maybe some other spices. :)

It's another recipe that you can add YOUR favorite spices
to make it one of your favorite casseroles.  

I love these kind of recipes....when we add the things our family loves best,
it's ALWAYS a winner.


I made this Strawberry Angle Food cake a few weeks ago and
IT STUCK TO THE PAN...
just tore all to pieces
so I put it in a freezer ZipLock bag and we have enjoyed it so much...
One night, we poured hot fudge over some and thought we'd
DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN....
so, if your cake sticks and tears up...
SAVE IT.....and create something awesome.


Linking with
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 xoxo

33 comments:

Susan said...

Hello BJ....Oh my GOODNESS, that casserole looks yummified. Mmm mmm mmm

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, too! Stop by any time. Susan

everythingsewing said...

Oh dear, how can I comment, I am so hungry now I can't think!!
Nonie

B. WHITTINGTON said...

This casserole looks absolutely delicious. May have to try this one. I'm on a special diet because of pancreas but this might just work.
Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Barb



Vee said...

Looks so tasty and as if it would be easy to doctor as you say according to family preferences. That was a good one from Gert!

Designs By Pinky said...

We will LOVE this casserole!!! We love cabbage and I will add your extras too. Thanks for sharing Gert's recipe:):) XO, pinky

Beth said...

The casserole looks good!!

NanaDiana said...

I just ADORE Gert and visit her every day. She is the most upbeat person even while battling health issues. I copied this recipe over to try it, too, but you beat me to it. Sounds wonderful! xo Diana

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Oh BJ, thanks! I just bought cabbage and I also do love crescent rolls too!

The French Hutch said...

Your photos are great, I’m going to try this, it looks delicious bj.
Thanks for sharing.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Salmagundi said...

Love the idea of this casserole. It reminds me of German Berokes, which I make occasionally; but the casserole seems to be much easier. I'm all about easy these days, so I'm going to try it!!! Are you cooking in your new kitchen, yet? Sally

niartist said...

This looks so delicious bj! Thanks for sharing! I've got some photos of my new decor up on the blog - hope you'll stop by and tell me what you think!
Here's to spring!
A

Shelby Beach said...

This looks delicious! I am going to try it this weekend! I hope it turns out as good as you're s looks:0)
Thanks for sharing your Aunties recipe. I think the same thing of my grandma. I love all her recipes but I'd rather have her here instead of her recipes. Maybe I'll make her banana cake for dessert. Enjoy your week!

kitty said...

Gosh that casserole looks sooooo good, bj! The dessert looks really tasty, too.

Pondside said...

We love cabbage too, so I'll be saving this. I love to make Cabbage Roll Casserole - I make extra and freeze it for a busy day. It is just such comfort food.

Maureen said...

I'm a fan of cabbage and this looks like an easy and delicious casserole!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

This cabbage casserole looks absolutely delicious. I like the way you change up recipes a bit to suit you and your husband's tastes. Now I am going to head into the kitchen and snack on some of the leftover cabbage from our St. Patrick's Day dinner.

Micupoftea~ said...

Yum! Looks perfect for a blustery spring day! I love to prepare green beans the way you do :)

Debbie said...

I love cabbage, and I love cheese (the more extra cheese and extra sharp it is, the better) I think this would be a huge hit with me.

Chenille Cottage said...

Wowwwwzers! That sure looks good!
Dinner tonight...I'll be right over!
Smiles,
Carolynn

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a hearty casserole BJ! And yep, tomatoes do go with just about everything:@)

Gert said...

Oh BJ thank you for sharing our recipe! And I love how you changed it up a bit! We love Lawry's Seasoning Salt, so will try that next time. And of course who doesn't LOVE cracked black pepper? Wish we had some "fresh" tomatoes and green beans...we love them too! Oh and I have an amazing recipe for torn up angel food cake! It is a scrumptious dessert and easy!

Again thanks, love you're blog!! Have a blessed day...I'm praying for a buyer!! smile..

Gert

Theresa said...

Oh BJ, thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! I had cabbage left from last night and just so happen to have ALL of the ingredients:) I am making this for dinner tonight! Have a blessed day dear friends, HUGS!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Yummo! That looks and sounds very comforting!

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks so delicious - and that's before I even got to the strawberry shortcake! Great tip. What a wonderful taste of summer.

Debra @ Homespun said...

This looks good! I make a skillet version of cabbage rolls and I like cabbage...I want to try this. I wonder if I put some tomatoe in how it would turn out ....

Madeline's Album said...

Everything as usual looks so delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love cabbage and this looks like a really yummy casserole! hugs, Linda

Beverly said...

Yum! This is a definite. It looks delicious, and we love cabbage.

~Pam~ said...

Hi BJ!
Oh my goodness, that casserole looks fabulous!

Have a great week!
HUGS

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Love a good casserole!!!
Cabbage and ground beef with cheese and cresents...what's NOT to love???
Oh, my...your dessert looks simply divine, dear friend!!! The strawberries are in and they are so sweet...NO sugar added! Can you guess where they are grown??? :)
Fondly,
Pat

Terry Moore said...

Even though I cook everyday, I don't look at recipes but I had to comment because I spotted your MC teapot. Love me some Courtly Check!

Lisa said...

This looks SO delicious! Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-)

Carla said...

That does look good. I might have to try that plus add some vegetables into the casserole. Maybe?