which I then followed to TheSimpleDollar.com that Lifehacker had referred to:
Some Thoughts on the Tightwad Gazette’s “Flexible Casserole Recipe”
This gives a recipe from Amy Dacyczyn’s Complete Tightwad Gazette, of her framework for a simple, quick casserole:
1 cup main ingredientCheck out Some Thoughts on the Tightwad Gazette’s “Flexible Casserole Recipe” for some interesting variations.
1 cup second ingredient
1-2 cups starchy ingredient
1 1/2 cups binder
1/4 cup “goodie”
Main ingredient: tuna, cubed chicken, turkey, ham, seafood, etc.
Second ingredient: thinly sliced celery, mushrooms, peas, chopped hard-boiled eggs, etc.
Starchy ingredient: thinly sliced potatoes, cooked noodles, cooked rice, etc.
Binder: cream sauce, sour cream, can of soup, etc.
“Goodie”: pimiento, olives, almonds, water chestnuts, etc.
Topping: cheese, bread crumbs, etc.
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