My family got really lucky this week. In anticipation of reviewing Susie Fishbein’s new cookbook, I had to test out some of the recipes. I tried the New Tuna-Noodle Casserole. Although “gourmet chefs” usually turn down their noses at tuna casseroles, this one was particularly delicious. (Important disclaimer: I don’t consider myself a gourmet chef and can be peacefully content with chocolate chip cookies made from the most basic of recipes!) Everyone in the family enjoyed the tuna dish; the proof being that there was none left when I tried to have some for lunch the next day! I also made Ellie’s Onion-Crusted Chicken which was really, really good. I couldn’t find any horseradish sauce so I just mixed some white horseradish with mayonnaise and it worked out perfectly. I also tried the Big Dogs in Blankets. I was less successful with this. I couldn’t quite get the beans and sauerkraut inside the slit in the hot dogs so we ended up with just having big “pigs in blankets” with beans and sauerkraut as the sides. No one complained. I was looking forward to trying out some more but I was knocked out by a virulent form of bronchitis and retreated from contact with the kitchen and food prep! I’m sure we would have enjoyed the rest of the recipes- I plan to make the Layered Mushroom Ziti when I return from my quarantine. I definitely believe that you can never have too many kosher cookbooks and certainly not too many of those created by Susie Fishbein.
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