When my parents took us camping, as kids, I could always count on two menu items:
1. Orange jello salad that involved orange jello powder, a can of mandarin oranges, a can of crushed pineapple, cottage cheese and…cool whip? I think.
2. “Camping casserole” which was basically a taco casserole. I don’t remember the ingredients other than cheese and Fritos.
Boy, I love Fritos.
The tamale pie I made tonight didn’t have Fritos, but it reminded me of camping casserole, nonetheless.
P.S. I didn’t make tamales because everyone on the internet thinks they’re time consuming and complicated.
I did, however, make tamale pie. I used this recipe, found on the back of the cornmeal box.
And now I have a strange craving for orange jello…