Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A dare

While down in Portland, Rachel (my sister in law) treated us to a lot of yummy food.
French dips, eggs Benedict, egg salad for breakfast, a yummy baked rice pudding, some Filipino egg rolls called Lumpias, a chicken salad that everyone couldn't get enough of that we made twice, and a PINEAPPLE CASSEROLE that I couldn't stop eating.
Here is Rachel in the middle of making it, look at her super cute baby belly :)
Rachel found the recipe in a book a couple of years ago. She said that the description was a group of ladies who had it at a get together and between them they ate the whole thing themselves because they couldn't get enough of it.
Rachel told me about it and I was very sceptical....a little worried.....but still wanted to try it.

So I dare you all to try this...the sweet of the pineapple, the saltiness of the crackers, and the ooey gooey goodness of the cheese just all work together into a dream in a dish...okay, so I may be stretching it...but it really is very very good.

Not sure if this is a side dish or dessert.....either way.....I ate more for breakfast.

So here it is:

Pineapple casserole
20 oz can of Pineapple tidbits- drain BUT SAVE 3 TBSP of the juice in bowl
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (she used it out of the bag)
1 stick of butter melted
1/2 cup (+ more if you want) crushed Ritz crackers

Mix pineapple juice, sugar and flour in a bowl till mixed. Add cheese and pineapple and stir till cheese and pineapple are coated with the juice mixture.
Dump into casserole dish (make in 9x13 if you are doubling it) and spread out evenly.
In a small bowl, mix Ritz crackers and butter until crackers are all buttered up. Sprinkle over pineapple mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

........I dare you............and tell me if you liked it after you make it! and I am sorry if you didn't :)

And here is proof that people actually like it
Allrecipes Pineapple Casserole But I don't recommend this exact recipe, the one I posted is better!


Blogger Amy said...

I'm afraid!

p.s. Your trip sounds like so much fun! It makes me miss my family!

March 3, 2009 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Interesting I will have to try it.

March 3, 2009 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger emily johns said...

I don't know.....sounds kinda strange....

March 3, 2009 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Very interesting....

March 4, 2009 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I may have to try it--I have everything right, now but only medium cheddar--will see if it turns out. Thanks

March 5, 2009 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Tried it and I really liked it, Matt wasn't brave enough to even have a bite. I was thinking a lot of butter, but once it all cooked it turned out yummy! Thanks again.

March 5, 2009 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

That sounds interesting...I will try it!

March 6, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Team Houston said...

Rachel always comes up with the best ideas!! I have not had this one yet though...I will try it.

Thanks for sharing!!

xoxo Michele

March 6, 2009 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds really good! I'll have to try it sometime!

PS: I like the new layout :)

March 7, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger amy said...

I TOTALLY make that casserole. It is my son's very favorite "holiday" side dish, and if he could get me to make it every day, he would. When we had an exchange student, it was his favorite too, so I like to think I've made this particular dish multi-national now! lol

March 9, 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Carime, Buzz, Elli said...

Hey Kate,

I was shocked to hear from you. It sounds like you are doing great. I was living in Spokane for the past couple of years and could not find a way of getting a hold of you. Your little boys look like tons of fun. We need to catch up. Keep in touch.

Buzz and Carime Hoopes

March 9, 2009 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

That sounds very unique. I would have never thought of the combination. How fun to find something so different that you love.

September 1, 2009 at 4:18 PM  

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