I forget sometimes when reading recipes from other places we don’t always have the same products of the same name for things. Like 1/2 and 1/2 is a fairly common dairy item in the United States but I had a question the other day about what that meant. What is 1/2? It is actually usually a 50/50 blend of cream or heavy cream and whole milk. It can also be fat free which is what I generally use and makes the dishes a bit creamier and richer tasting. I have substituted evaporated milk (or canned milk as my grandma used to call it) for it or a blend of whole milk and cream that I have on hand.
Verdict: As you can see above I left the crispy onions (which I LOVE) off a 1/3 of the casserole. My daughter doesn’t like onions so this is my concession to dinner. I think that add just that little umph of flavor and crunch that makes the casserole even better.
We served this with cut veggies on the side because it already has broccoli in it but a green side salad or green beans are also good.