February 22, 2010The 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.
MISS HULLING SOUR CREAM NOODLE BAKE
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!