John Wayne’s Cheese Casserole

“Women have the right to work wherever they want,

as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home”

Hmm.  Thanks for that Duke!

Well the clue should have been in the title of the dish – but that was VERY, VERY  cheesy.  As someone who hasn’t eaten much cheese for about 5 years this was one hell of a shock to the system!  There wasn’t much in it apart from CHEESE.

Jeanne in the US of A test cooked this a while ago for us and gave it the thumbs up, she preferred to leave out the tomatoes (saving them for a Bloody Mary on the side) but I put some on top anyhow – see photo on the flicker site which should be there tomorrow.

I agree with Jeanne that it was absolutely delicious but it was a bit like having a fondue where next day you feel like your whole body is entirely made of cheese.  And now I’m thinking of the Mighty Boosh song, “Cheese is a kind of meat, a tasty kind of beef” well yes, maybe.

So the Duke’s casserole is GOOD but so rich that you can only really eat a tiny bit.  I just made half of the quantity he suggests as I’m having a spinster’s night in and there are probably 3 more portions left.  Oh LORD.  I am going to be very, very fat.  Thank GOD I went on TV pre – and not post – John Wayne’s Cheese Casserole.

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