Pierogi Casserole & Apple Sundae

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My Heart was busy so… dinner & dessert was left to me. I didn’t mean to find the most unhealthy casserole I could find but .. this is what we ended up with. We did have green beans! *smile*

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Layers: freshly mashed potatoes topped with shredded cheddar cheese and a layer of cooked lasagna noodles – Another layer of mashed potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese and another layer of lasagna noodles topped with…

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a layer of cooked bacon, onions & garlic…

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…topped with another layer of lasagna noodles and more shredded cheddar cheese. Yeah – pretty damned unhealthy, I know.

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Bake in a 350-degree oven for 35-40 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown

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Fresh green beans – bring to a boil then turn off and drain

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… once the casserole was out of the oven, quickly sauteed the green beans in a little olive oil and then added a drizzle of balsamic glaze

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Toppings for the casserole: sour cream and green onions. The casserole was a success – it has the texture / feel of pierogi with the mashed potatoes & pasta. Admittedly, the casserole is over the top with the bacon and onions and everything but the servings weren’t huge and I think it will make for good leftovers / lunches.

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Apple Sundaes – first, homemade applesauce: three tart Granny Smith Apples & two Red Delicious apples – I cut them up chunky, smaller pieces for the Red Delicious because I want them to “melt” down but I want some of the tart apple chunks to stay “whole”.

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… Added about 1/2c brown sugar, 1/2c whiskey, dash of cinnamon and allspice – I would have also added nutmeg but the kids didn’t have any..

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… brought to a steady simmer and bubbled for 20 minutes

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Toasted some vanilla granola

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Served up on top of Dulce le Leche ice cream – I wanted a taste similar to apple crisp without actually making the Crisp.

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