There are recipes we all remember from our childhood whether they were made by our moms or the warm toasty kitchen of our grandmother’s house.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I stumbled across some great vintage cookbooks that have some familiar recipes. While thumbing through these great little gems, it occurred to me there were so many recipes that were not familiar. Something else that I noticed were the ingredients. It seems that years ago many of the recipes had minimal ingredients that were readily available and did not have complicated instructions.
I have found another great recipe in my vintage recipe books that is sure to please any family. I came across this recipe in the W.N.C. Ceramic Association Cookbook, Asheville NC, for “Mexican Lasagna”. I had never heard of this before, but I was willing to give it a try. I did make some adaptations to this recipe based on my families likes. The kids really like Mexican style food, but my husband isn’t the biggest fan. Don’t get me wrong it is not like he wouldn’t even try it but he could live without it.
I used fresh mushrooms instead of canned.
Sauteed onions and mushrooms in olive oil.
Added the stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce and instead of the green chilies alone, I used a combination of the green chilies with tomato and lime. Also, I omitted the black olives there are some in the house that don’t even want to be in the same room with them.
Layering the lasagna. I used a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Here you have it, a really good one dish meal for all of your family. Through in a side salad, Spanish rice, or chips and salsa and the meal is complete. By the way, my husband actually liked this dish, oh and he had seconds.
What’s your families one dish favorite?