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We certainly did!
I've decided to try some of those classics on my kids, we'll see if they become new favorites too!
One of our family's all time favorite meals is a unique combination called "Frito Casserole"...actually I have no idea how unique it is! My grandparents made it, my mom and her sisters all made it, and I know that several of my cousins still make it for their kids, but I have no idea where it got started.
There are several versions of the Frito Casserole recipe, even within our family. Here's the one I use:
Frito Casserole (Clarke style!)
1 onion, chopped (I like Walla Walla sweets)
1 green pepper, chopped
Saute onion and green pepper in a small amount of canola or olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed, or garlic powder
2 tsp dried parsley
1 tbsp chili powder (note: do not accidentally use super-extra-hot habenero chili powder...like my husband did the last time...yeouch!)
3 or 4 cans of pinto beans
2 cups water (or more if needed)
1 cup shredded cheese
1 can drained whole olives
Simmer for 30 mins. Serve in a bowl over Fritos.
(Optional: To make with meat, brown 1/2 pound ground beef with onions and green pepper, drain well.)
That's it! It makes a big pot of soupy casserole, and it is soooo good. I can personally put away at least two big bowls...and eat leftovers for days. Maybe it's nostalgia, but I love Frito Casserole. The kids...well, they'll get used to it! The older two already love it, and we're working on the littles.
The official tally:
Three thumbs up, two thumbs down.
(I lost my thumb graphic in the Great Laptop Crash of 2011, I should be able to replace it soon!)