[Cover photo by Debloves2cook.] Cooking for a crowd—one of a series of More and Merrier cookbooks, which also include Appetizers , Beverages , Breads , Breakfast , Desserts , Main Dishes , Salads & Relishes and Soup .
This recipe has become a regular for me. It can also be divided to make 2 slightly smaller casseroles. I love to mix it up and pop half in a disposable pan and freeze. This way, it is easy to take to friends in need, like after a birth or a death in the family.
Lots of vegetables gives this sauce a meat sauce look but isn't. I had friends come over while it was cooking and taste it a thought it was a meat sauce. I great way to get a variety of vegetables into your family without the I don't like that veggie! This freezes well so you can divide into freezer bags for future use (if it lasts). Use on pasta, in stew, bean dishes, top a pizza, or in soups. This can make this on your stove top as well.
These are a great side dish for a BBQ and substantial enough for a summer meal. This is for the oven but feel free to cook these in foil on the grill. (Note: Onions may be a bit firm. If you wish, precook the slices a bit or cook separately and bake a little longer.)
I decided to post this because none of the other Kim Chi recipes have a key ingredient that all Korean women I know use: pul, or rice water. I have made kim chee with many different Korean women who come from all over South Korea. I have never made Kim Chee the same way twice, even when I've made it more than once with the same woman. Like good Korean cooks, these women never measure, and I never have either, so the amounts listed are estimates. The taste buds are the ultimate judges, so taste a little of the Kim Chee before you've mixed it all up. Read the entire recipe for tips before buying ingredients. Good luck!
I got this recipe from Ohio magazine and an article about Amish cooking. It says cream cheese is the secret ingredient, and if you aren't having a dinner party then you can divide the recipe in half easily. This has gone over well at my large family dinners, so far nobody has left it on their plate.