I have often wondered what casseroles were made of before Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup was invented.

This is kinda like that. From What did geeks do before electricity?

About Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy succumbed to leiomyosarcoma on April 1, 2007. The irony of this is not lost on any who knew him and laughed with him. He was the first “official” book reviewer for The Dragon Page Radio Talk Show, and after moving to Arizona, he became a frequent contributor to Cover to Cover, Wingin’ It, Slice of SciFi and co-host of Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas.

He will be missed.


  1. Before there was a famous red-and-white can with an oversalted condensed version of the stuff, there were bechamel sauces, like this one randomly searched up at

    What's really silly and fun? re-creating those casseroles some of us of a certain age had something close to weekly during the 60s and 70s, like the tater-tot casserole, or yon green-bean casserole, made anew with (gasp) fresh, real ingredients.

    Warning: Experiments such as these may make a person give away all the red-and-white cans in their cupboard and begin to develop a serious relationship with their perfectly-seasoned cast iron skillet.