I’m starting a new feature called Walking Dead Recipes. This week’s Walking Dead Recipe is Carol’s Casserole.
Casseroles, or hot dish as we call them in Minnesota, are the perfect dish for those living in the zombie apocalypse. They’re usually made with whatever happens to be on hand and often utilizing canned ingredients that might be about to expire.
Walking Dead Recipes – Carol’s Casserole
Carol Peletier often talked about creating tasty meals for Ed when she cleaned out the pantry.
I make a mean Tater Tot Hot Dish, and this is a variation of that dish but without the Tater Tots. The way I figure it, no one is going to have edible Tater Tot’s available a couple of years into the zombie apocalypse. All frozen foods would be spoiled within days of the power going out.
Chow mein noodles would be available, however. They might be a little stale, but still perfectly good two years after the power went out.
In the event of a zombie apocalypse, there’d probably be an abundance of canned lima beans. I don’t have any so did not put them in this recipe. I don’t have any because I don’t like them. No one does and yet they produce millions of cans of these things. If lima beans are your thing, by all means, add them in.
I did use Vom Fass Star Honey Balsamic Vinegar in this dish to add a little flavor to the dish. Vinegar has a long shelf life and thus would still be good in the event of an apocalypse. Vinegar is a miracle ingredient and while it’s not an ingredient you’d think to add to a savory casserole, it’s delicious and really pulls all the ingredients together.
If you’re in the Twin Cities and are interested in trying this amazing vinegar, you can get a nice discount at the Mall of America shop (located on the third level next to Carlo’s Bakery near the food court). For a $5 off $40 coupon just give them the code JB. It’s good until March 15th. Check out their Facebook page for delicious recipes.
Like most casseroles, the ingredients are dictated by what’s available. Usually canned veggies and some kind of ground meet. This recipe could be made with ground turkey or ground chicken and would still be delicious.