I am Queen of the Casseroles. My general rule when it comes to making a casserole is to half the meat, double the vegetables and toss in a can of beans (ie kidney, pinto, navy or garbanzo). Alas I'm NOT Queen of the side dish. Most nights we have a main course (ie a casserole), raw vegetables (ie spinach salad for me and Mr Wrath, sliced cucumbers and raw carrots for the boys), and rice or potatoes.
There will be a lot of casseroles eaten in this house over the coming seventeen days while Mr Wrath works 12-hour long night shifts. Because he misses dinner, I've decreed that Zarf, Klaxon and I will be eating easy meals in front of the television. Tonight I'm serving The Frugal Gourmet's Irish Beef Stew with Guinness (but instead of Guinness I used Merlot, and added a tin of navy beans) and we're watching Mighty Ships.
Our weekend was a bit hectic. Firstly, it was our last weekend before the dread-vile 12-hour long night shift madness commenced. Secondly, Mr Wrath took down four more walls in the basement. Thirdly, it was Thanksgiving.
Mr Wrath -- in addition to being very handy with DIY projects -- is a great cook. He's more adventurous and skilled than I when it comes to cooking and eating. I realized this not long after we met: he owned his own spice grinder. A man who owns his own spice grinder -- AND uses it -- is a treasure, to be sure. He put that spice grinder to good use this weekend making a turkey. Then upon deciding the turkey was too dry for his liking, he deboned it, pressure cookered the carcass (with some crazy, delicious combination of spices) to make some amazing turkey broth. He used that to make gravy. The gravy along with an assortment of vegetables AND the turkey meat wound up in pot pie he topped off with biscuits. I think it's the first time he's ever made a casserole. He is an excellent Royal Consort.
And where was I while all of this was going on? I did one load of laundry, and played with the cat. I don't know why he puts up with me.