When Don Draper goes home from a long day at the office, he has one thing to look forward to: casserole. There’s just something about a casserole. All that warm gooeyness hatched in the oven, those big spoonfuls of welcome-home-honey affirmation. While housewives in the ’60s relied on the classic one-dish meals as an easy formula to get dinner on the table every night, as early as the ’70s the casserole was branded with a less-sophisticated image. Instead of remembering the delicious classics like turkey tetrazzini and the tuna noodle, today many associate casseroles with unhealthy eating, mystery meats and processed cheese. But honestly, deep down, who doesn’t love casserole?
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