Muddy’s Hot Brown Casserole: Tweaking Preconceived Notions — 9 Comments

  1. I’ve never heard of this dish before, but I confess that it sounds like a heart attack on a plate ;)! Kind of like the lava cake I make on really special occasions–you know it’s the best ever, but you know you can’t eat it daily! I love the point you make, though. It’s not about letting traditions constrain us, it’s about trying old things in different ways. Sometimes, the results will surprise us!

  2. Maryleigh,

    This: ” after 36 years of marriage, almost 33 years of parenting, I am still weeding out preconceived notions of how to do things – or maybe they’re inappropriate expectations of how things ought to be done – and making changes for better-hearted, God-designed living.” I am impressed with all the cooking you do and your heart 🙂

  3. OK a recipe to add to me Muddy’s Recipes file! I adored the point of this post. I also find it interesting that I just finished a book entitled, “Some Days You Dance” by Vikki Burke, who taught me how much I needed to let go of “preconceive” and “supposed to do it this way” and also “it needs to be perfect”! I was very much a “performance based Christian! You just gave a reminder of how much God loves us!!

  4. Oh I love that Tim Keller quote. It’s so important to continually learn and to change as we do so. Most especially in regards to our Christian lives. I had 5 teenagers in my home at one time as well. If everyone has clean socks we didn’t worry too much about whether or not they matched. And, if we were all sitting around the table together it didn’t matter too much how the food was prepared.

    • It took me a while to understand changing things is good and that God was in that. It liberated me from so much that needed liberating from. It’s in that change He transforms us from glory to glory. I still cannot find peace with my unmatched socks – I think maybe God has a lesson for me in that – the letting go of what cannot be helped. However – I do love it when my house is full – 5 is a special number to fill it with! Thank you so much for stopping by! Praying God’s Shalom in your week! ~ Maryleigh

  5. Thanks for your recent visit and for sharing this lovely recipe with us. I haven’t heard of this before but then there are many fine dishes out there new to me. I think I’d like to try it if someone else fixed it. Care to invite me over? lol With just the two of us now, I limit my recipes to things that works well as left overs. This doesn’t seem like it would work. I guess I could always downsize the recipe for two. 🙂 Have a joyful and blessed day!

    • For just two, I would halve the sauce. Typically, they are served individually – so that’s not a problem. I’ve found the sauce is great over eggs (microwave eggs on a paper plate for about 40-60 seconds, put on a piece of toast and then top with the sauce), too, for breakfast. It keeps for about a week. If you try it, let me know how it works! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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