Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Let's say you have a BBQ for Father's Day, and since you live by yourself, you have plenty of leftovers. Since you can't take them to work because you're a teacher and school's out (heck yeah!!!), you need to be creative and quick...and have an iron stomach.

Siko's Leftover Party Casserole

  • Cooked burgers (from grill)

  • Uncooked pasta (not used in pasta salad)

  • American cheese slices (leftover from cheeseburgers)

  • Broccoli (from veggie tray)

  • Mushrooms (optional, but I had them lying around)

  • Half & half (since some people like cream in their coffee)

  • Herbs/Spices/Salt/Pepper

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Finely chop burger and mushrooms. Reheat/saute in pan with butter or oil. Cook pasta according to directions, adding broccoli to water the last 5 minutes (that's a Mr. Siko's Quick Tip!). Drain pasta and broccoli, then add to burger mixture. Add a dash of half & half. Stir to coat. Put everything in a casserole dish, then layer with cheese slices. Throw in oven for 30 minutes or until cheese is thoroughly melted. Serve.

Mind you, I'm coming off of a serious case of food poisoning (unrelated to said BBQ). I will update with results and heartiness of my gut.