I told you from the beginning of this Nana thing that I would cook every recipe in the recipe box. Good, bad and ugly. I’m afraid that this recipe combines all three. Let me be honest. Nana was a really good cook! She had very good taste. Why on earth she would painstakingly copy down this recipe from someone-somewhere is beyond me.
Maybe it was just to torture her kids?
It didn’t taste TERRIBLE. But it certainly didn’t taste that good either.
In fact, I’m not sure that I can condone you making this recipe at all. But hey, who am I to judge? If you love cream of mushroom soup, this one may be for you.
This is basically a bread pudding-type of thing. I have a sneaking suspicion that this recipe could actually be made to taste good. Like, by leaving out the cream of mushroom soup. Savory bread puddings are good! Thomas Keller even has one in his French Laundry cookbook.
See, you use cubed bread and make a custard, just like a bread pudding. There’s sauteed mushrooms, onions and other veggies in there too. So far, so good.
But then comes the dreaded soup can. You know from past recipes that I’m not necessarily AGAINST the soup. On this one, the flavor is just particularly prominent.
Eat at your own risk.