Sunday, May 31, 2009

postcard cookery

I recently found a Grand Rapids, Minnesota postcard in an antique store, and I think it's from the 1970's. When I flipped it over, I discovered it didn't have your typical 'Having a good time, wish you were here' thing written on the back. Rather, somebody used it as a recipe card! (Maybe the fish on the front made the person hungry...)

Anyway, a "pizza hot dish" recipe from a North Dakota newspaper was scribbled on the back:

So I figured, what the heck, I'll make it for dinner tonight! Garbage Puff put on his cute little red bib, picked up his little red fork, and pronounced it "pretty darn tasty".

Here's the unscribbled version if you want to try it. (I used low fat options whenever I could.)

Pizza Hot Dish

1 ½ lb. ground beef
1 tsp oregano, 1 onion, salt, pepper, garlic
2 - 10 oz. cans pizza sauce
1 - 8oz can tomato sauce
1 cup milk
1 cup mozzarella cheese
6 oz. noodles
1 cup sliced pepperoni

Cook and drain noodles.
Brown beef & onion; drain fat.
Add seasoning, pizza & tomato sauces.
Simmer 15 minutes.
Add cheese, pepperoni, milk & noodles.
Top with pepperoni and cheese.
Bake in 9X13 pan at 350 degrees for 1 hr.


Yuriko Hayashi said...

That's a great idea! Using postcards as recipe cards! That's not something you hear about every day! Maybe I'll start doing that -- I guess I also need to learn to cook! :)

Purple said...

Sounds really yummy and looks delectable.

Christina said...

Ooh, that looks yummy. I think you should make that for me when I come home :)

dust bunny said...

Definitely looks delicious...and would be even more delis if accompanied by a nice RHUBARB pie.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

well what fun... the fish in a pizza hot dish would jsut be wrong and disgusting!

Presbyterian Gal said...

That looks darned tasty! That Garbage Puff is so versatile.

Any leftovers for tonight?

Lorette said...

Hey, according to my family, it's not really "hot dish" if it doesn't have cream-of-something soup. Our family fave is tater tot hot dish. Terrible for you, but so good.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Was it good?

Barbara B. said...

Thanks, everybody, for your comments! (And, yep, it was good and we do have leftovers!)

Lorette, I had to laugh about the tater tot hot dish. I think that was a staple of our diet in optometry school. :)

Sally said...

how odd, but the dish looks great!

David said...

Haha, I like the bib!