Everyday Mom's Meals: So Many Casseroles {A Gooseberry Patch Review & Giveaway}

Friday, March 4, 2016

So Many Casseroles {A Gooseberry Patch Review & Giveaway}

Yes! I am back with another great cookbook from my friends at Gooseberry Patch. I tell you what, these folks just keep getting better and better with their recipe collections! Each time I get one of their books, I am amazed at how many delicious dishes they can fit between the two covers. 

This one holds a special place in my heart because it is filled with one of my favorite things...casseroles. You have heard your Everyday Mom (Yes, that's me) say it time and time again.."Casseroles are a busy mom, or dad's best friend." A yummy, simple meal that can be on the table when your family is hungry, and you don't have to be in the kitchen for hours preparing it! 

When I started the elimination process of picking one recipe to share with ya'll, it wasn't easy! There are terrific ideas for everything from breakfast and brunch, all the way through dessert. But the minute I saw the word cabbage, I stopped in my tracks.  We are cabbage fiends. Seriously, we can't get enough of the stuff. It's really becoming an addiction of sorts. And even though I have a recipe for a Cabbage Roll Casserole, I knew by reading the ingredients, this one would taste very different, but yet still familiar. 

Now, I will warn you, this one slow cooks in the oven, so make sure you've got a little extra time on your hands. Maybe for a Sunday supper. Or make it ahead and reheat! I'm sure it would taste great like that too. But it's all worth it, because it is so incredibly tasty, and hearty too! We gobbled the entire dish down, and everyone went back for seconds.

If you are a casserole lover like me, this cookbook has to be added to your collection. And you're in luck, because I've got an extra copy to give away! Just scroll to the bottom to see how!

Unstuffed Cabbage
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
3 TBS long grain rice, uncooked
2 eggs
2 tsp. minced white onion
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. white vinegar
2 tsp. dried onion
1 medium head cabbage, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dried Parsley, for garnish*
In a large bowl mix together beef, rice, fresh onion, eggs, salt and pepper. Form into (12) 1-inch balls. Set aside. In another bowl, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar and dried onion. Mix well. Grease a 9x13 baking dish and place half of the cabbage in the bottom. Top with half of the tomato mixture. Add meatballs. Pour remaining sauce over top. Sprinkle with remaining cabbage. Cover with foil. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 250 and bake an additional 3 hours. Garnish with parsley before serving.

Shared at Weekend Potluck


To Enter: Leave me a comment sharing your favorite casserole. Be sure to include your email address so I can find the winner!

 Open to US Residents 18 and older

Contest Ends: March 21, 2016 

Disclaimer: I received two cookbooks in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


rondanoh said...

Love your blog and we love our casseroles. Picking a favorite is difficult, but the hubby says, my chicken enchilada casserole wins hands down. I'm a huge fan of Gooseberry Patch and I have the distinction of being able to say I'm published in one of their wonderful cookbook, Slow-Cooker Fall Favorites. Thanks for all your hard work. Good Luck all. xo

Colleen said...

Have many favorite casserole dishes but the one I make the most of is the 'Night Before Chicken Casserole'.
1 3/4 cup Uncooked elbow macaroni
2 cups cooked / and cubed chicken or can use turkey or tune
2 cans Cream of Mushroom OR Cream of Celery Soup
1/2 lb. soft American Cheese (Velveeta)
3 hard boiled eggs; chopped2 cups whole milk
Pimento and diced green bell pepper
Combine All ingredients and place in buttered casserole dish (9x13).
Refrigerate over night.
Bake in 350 deg. oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
8-10 servings.
Colleen B.~Texas

keshakeke said...

My favorite casserole is Chicken casserole! I grew up eating it and it reminds me of my childhood! It is so comforting

5webs said...

My favorite casserole is a classic one-pot Mexican casserole made with corn tortillas, taco meat, refried beans, sharp cheddar cheese, monterey jack cheese, salsa, green chiles, whole kernel corn, and topped off with guacamole and sour cream.

5webs said...

Did I need to put my E-mail within the comment box ? Sorry. It is aussiewebs@gmail.com Thanks.

Ali said...

My favorite casserole is Chicken Spaghetti!

BeverleyW said...

My favorite casserole is King Ranch Chicken. Here is a link to the recipe for the way I make it. http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-course/main-course-chicken/king-ranch-chicken-my-way.html?p=1

My email is bevwilliams1991@gmail.com

Lita said...

My family's favorite casserole is Creamy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole. If I ever wanted everyone home for dinner I just had to mention that was what I was making. Somehow they managed to be there and on time!

Wishes for tasty dishes,


Roniquilts2 said...

My most fave casserole is a Chicken/Rice/Broccoli Casserole...there is rice, chicken, broccoli, extra sharp cheddar cheese, mayo or sourcream, mushroom soup, and curry powder! So yummy. jimrondahall@msn.com

Unknown said...

I just love the Gooseberry cookbooks. They are my go-to for all my meals. One of my favorite casseroles is Taco Tot Casserole. It's a bit spicy, similar to Tater Tot Casserole. Been making it since my boys were little. Now that they are grown don't have it as much but still love it. Would love to have the "Best-Ever Casseroles" cookbook. My email address is ajphillips918@gmail.com. Will be looking for your email.
Thanks! Have a great weekend!
Angie Phillips

Brenda Peterson said...

My favorite would be Tater Tot Hotdish. My email is brpnjrp@hotmail.com

gsmith3417 said...

I love unstuffed cabbage roll casserole. And i love gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I would love to win

Colleen said...

I make alot of casseroles but seems like I make this one the most>
Night Before Casserole
1 3/4 cup Uncooked elbow macaroni
2 cups chicken; cooked, cubed OR can also use turkey or tuna
2 cans Cream of Mushroom or celery Soup
1/2 lb. soft American cheese (Velveeta)
3 hard boiled eggs; chopped
2 cups milk
Pimento and diced green bell pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and place in 9x13 buttered casserole dish.
Refrigerate over night
Bake in 350 deg. oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Jeanette said...

My favorite casserole is Wild Rice Casserole. We use venison or beef in addition to the wild rice and it is delicious! thealldays@msn.com

beeghly said...

my dad has always made a yummy casserole with egg noodles, ground chuck roast, diced tomatoes, and LOTS of cheddar cheese...he says the more cheese the better!! Amy (Guillaume) Linderman aelinderman@sbcglobal.net

The Dye's said...

I love king ranch chicken casserole! You can do anything with it. I had pulled pork leftovers and used that and accidentally bought Rotel with lime and cilantro. Husband said it was even better! Lindsay- ledye13@gmail.com