The recipe is dedicated to all those single parents and career people that don't have a lot of time at the end of the day to prepare dinner and that don't mind using prepared ingredients for a quick meal. I made this up because my daughter was sick with a cold and a sore throat and wanted something soft and easy to eat. Granted the French fried onions did not fit in with that idea, but they did add a nice taste and crunch to this casserole and she managed them just fine despite her sore throat. Since I was caring for both her and my baby grandson, I didn't have a lot of time to spend on making dinner. The entire casserole (except for the spices) cost me about $20 and after feeding 3 adults, there is plenty left over for another meal or lunches at work the next day. If you don't like leftovers, halve the recipe. I much prefer using ingredients that do not come from a jar or a can, but sometimes, you just have to do what you have to do to put a meal on the table on a budget, and this was my attempt. It is pretty tasty if I may say so for myself.