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February 22, 2010

The Happy Housewife – Feed Your Family With Tony Bommarito’s Marinara

No, you haven’t gone crazy!!! I am actually going to post some good recipes here, instead of mid-century horrors.  Quite the change, huh?

These are at the request of a few readers, who all informed me that the American Beauty cookbook I cooked the MCM Macaroni Loaf and Mexican Macaroni Casserole had a lot of good recipes in it (the Macaroni Loaf was pretty good itself).  It isn’t all institution food.  The number one request was for the Sour Cream bake from Miss Hullings Cafeteria.  I was surprised by how excited people were by that one!  The sad news is that it isn’t in the American Beauty book, but I did find it online.

1 8 oz. pkg. medium-wide egg noodles
Boiling salted water
1 lb. ground beef
1 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
1/4 t. garlic salt
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 C. sour cream
1 C. cream-style cottage cheese ( small curd )
1 C. green onion — chopped
1 C. cheddar cheese — shredded

Cook noodles in boiling salted water about 8 minutes. Rinse in cold water; drain.

Brown beef; pour off excess grease. Add salt, pepper, garlic salt and tomato sauce. Simmer 5 minutes. noodles and ending with meat.

Combine cottage cheese, sour cream, green onion and cooked noodles.

Alternate layers of noodle mixture and meat mixture in a greased 2-qt. casserole dish, beginning with

Top with cheddar cheese. Bake in 350º oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. 

What is it with the cups of sour cream in recipes lately?  The Mexican Casserole had the same problem?

Anyway, The number two request was for the recipes in the book from Tony’s, a restaurant that was open in the 1950’s and is still one of the best restuarants in St. Louis, MO.  There were two recipes from Tony’s, one for Spaghetti with Clam Sauce and the other for Spaghetti Marinara.  I haven’t tried either of these, yet, but I am definitely planning on trying the Marinara next week.  I will, of course, post pictures!


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2 Responses to The Happy Housewife – Feed Your Family With Tony Bommarito’s Marinara

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    February 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I have never heard of this recipe before, I will have to give it a try sometime. It sounds kinda like a weird spaghetti bake type thing I tried once a long time ago! 🙂

  2. jason Reply

    February 23, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Glad you found the Miss Hullings recipe…I had just come to your site to post a picture I’d taken of the recipe in a book I have. (couldn’t get the scanner to work!) If you make this one, you’ll be chowing down! (Just don’t think about ALL that sour cream!)

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