Cattle Drive Casserole, the ultimate comfort food. Layers of cheese, meat and more cheese make for this satisfying casserole beyond delicious.
Okay, so there’s some background explanation behind the name of Cattle Drive Casserole. Story begins with me finding a recipe on Pinterest months ago. Pinned it, like I do so many recipes but never actually looked at the recipe. The name of it didn’t give you much to go off of: “John Wayne Casserole”, that’s it!
All I know about John Wayne is he’s in a lot of old cowboy movies. I know he’s an icon, but I wasn’t sure he was a casserole maker. So I had no idea if you should automatically know what the dish was all about based on the name, I had no clue.
I finally clicked on the recipe one day and it sounded really good, there was some explanation about the name that really still didn’t make a whole lot of sense. So I did what I normally do for my fussy self…I “Lori-fied” the recipe. In the end I came up with a great dish that even my littlest daughter surprisingly devoured, since it has a tiny kick to it.
Now back to the name of this dish. While eating it for dinner, my husband (who really enjoyed it) asked me what it was called. I told him “John Wayne Casserole”, but that I wanted to rename it because I didn’t understand the correlation and also because I “Lori-fied” the recipe. His response was: “How about Cattle Drive Casserole? Seems like a hearty dish ranchers might eat after being out on the range all day.”…and so there you have it!
Thank you Steve, Cattle Drive Casserole it is!
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