Friday, October 19, 2012

Baked Layered Cabbage

Hello, Dear Ones!

I thought I would share one our favorite casseroles with you today.

Baked Layered Cabbage.

Don't you just love cabbage rolls? 
Well, I do too but they take so much time to do and this recipe is a little bit of a short cut
it's so tasty! :)

Hope you'll try it sometimes.

Baked Layered Cabbage

One Head of Cabbage
1/3 cup cooked rice
1 2/lb hamburger meat
2 small cans tomato sauce and 1 can water
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cloves

Cream Sauce:
2 Tbs margarine
2 Tbs Flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 Cups milk
2 eggs 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Boil cabbage leaves until soft. Reserve some leaves for layering bottom and top of dish and chop the rest. Brown beef and onion, chopped cabbage, salt, oregano, basil. pepper,  cloves, rice and tomato sauce and water. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring often.  Trim a little off thick ribs from each leaf. Arrange half of leaves, overlapping, in 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish. Spoon meat mixture evenly over the leaves. Top with remaining leaves, overlapping. 

Make cream sauce: combine all ingredients into sauce pan, except eggs, and heat to boiling. After it thickens, boil one more minute and remove from heat. Beat eggs and gradually add to hot sauce. Pour over cabbage and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350' for 40 minutes. 


I haven't posted in a few days because I had a little medical procedure and I've been trying to milk it for all it's worth. I'm good at that.
You know, it's the one where you only can have liquids the day before and you drink a gallon of this stuff and you must stay very close to the bathroom, if you know what I mean! :)
Then you go and lay on your side and they give you sleepy juice and the doctor does his thing.
Now I hope the gal who emailed me saying I'm not real enough in my posts is reading my post today.
Is this real enough for you? :)
You know I share because I love you all so much! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

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I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Two Out of Thee Ain't Bad (because  it's sung by Meatloaf and I'm hungry) :)

Baby we can talk all night
But that ain’t getting us nowhere
I told you everything I possibly can
There’s nothing left inside of here
And maybe you can cry all night
But that’ll never change the way that I feel
The snow is really piling up outside
I wish you wouldn’t make me leave here

I poured it on and I poured it out
I tried to show you just how much I care
I’m tired of words and I’m too hoarse to shout
But you’ve been cold to me so long
I’m crying icicles instead of tears

And all I can do is keep on telling you
I want you
I need you
But -- there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you
Now don’t be sad
’cause two out of three ain’t bad
Now don’t be sad
’cause two out of three ain’t bad

You’ll never find your gold on a sandy beach
You’ll never drill for oil on a city street
I know you’re looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks
But there ain’t no coupe de ville hiding at the bottom of a cracker jack box

I can’t lie
I can’t tell you that I’m something I’m not
No matter how I try
I’ll never be able
To give you something
Something that I just haven’t got

There’s only one girl that I will ever love
And that was so many years ago
And though I know I’ll never get her out of my heart
She never loved me back
Ooh I know
I remember how she left me on a stormy night
She kissed me and got out of our bed
And though I pleaded and I begged her not to walk out that door
She packed her bags and turned right away

And she kept on telling me
She kept on telling me
She kept on telling me
I want you
I need you
But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you
Now don’t be sad
’cause two out of three ain’t bad
I want you
I need you
But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you
Now don’t be sad
’cause two out of three ain’t bad
Don’t be sad
’cause two out of three ain’t bad

Baby we can talk all night
But that ain’t getting us nowhere

~ sung by Meatloaf :)


  1. Sounds real to me....good for you for going there! Your recipe sounds like a keeper. Putting it in my recipe file to try. Have a delightful weekend!

  2. This is the first time I've heard of adding a cream sauce, sounds good:@)

  3. Sounds yummy! Will be giving this one a go...yes all pun intended! ;-)

  4. Can't get much 'realer' then that my friend!! Sooooo funny! Hey that casserole looks so good. I'm going to give it a try I think!
    hugs, Linda

  5. Ohhhh,YUMMY! Thanks for this recipe I will surly give it a try. I worked for a Doctor who does those procedures for years!!!! Your response was priceless! good for you.
    Have a lovely week and hope all goes well! Shari

  6. Your procedure is a necessary thing, ya gotta do it!!! So real,now that's funny!!

    The recipe looks yummy, will give it a try this winter.....hugs...cleo

  7. So glad you are taking good care and having your 'procedure' - I had mine in March! I love stuffed cabbage and it is a lot of work rolling up individual leaves. I have never had it with the cream sauce, sounds like bechamel and really delicious. xo

  8. You're 'real' funny..made me smile as always! Hope our neighbour will spare a cabbage or two so I can make this see there's no cabbage in my garden and you've tempted me with your delicous looking dish :)

  9. I am proud of you for having this procedure and I hope all is well! You ARE the real deal! The cabbage dish sounds great, I really look forward to making it! Have a wonderful weekend!


  10. Your cabbage recipe sounds great! I never heard of the cream sauce! YUM! Glad your procedure went well!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Good for you for getting that test done! I've been avoiding it for too long.

    And -- more importantly -- I LOVE rolled cabbage, and this recipe looks fantastic, and way less fidgety than making the rolls. Yum. It's going on the menu one of these nights.

    I can't believe someone said you are not "real" enough.
    How dopey.
    That's like when I got a message from a reader who said she wasn't going to read my blog anymore because it was all about ME.
    Really? Who the heck is it supposed to be about? Maybe she wanted celebrity gossip. :-)

    Thanks for the recipe! Hope the test wasn't too awful.

  12. Bat Out of Hell is one of my all time favorite albums!! Pinned this recipe and can't wait to try it!

  13. What a great recipe! Thanks for this tip. I love stuffed cabbage rolls, but as you say they are so time consuming. This is the perfect solution. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. If I lived nearby I would bring over a pot of chicken soup, some magazines and some posies to cozy you up! Take care my friend.

    Big Hugs from Idaho,
    Susan and Bentley

  14. Oh, and by the way ~ I love Meat Loaf!

    Susan and Bentley

  15. I love cabbage rolls! I could totally kiss you right now!



  16. i haven't ever had this....think it sounds and looks delicious!

  17. Shelia, As for the medical procedure, I know this procedure really well. Due for one.....but I have to prep two days ahead because i have a ssslllloooowwww system and it takes longer to clean me out. fun. the prepping takes longer than the actual exam. Hope you checkout alright.
    God bless,

  18. Sheila !!! I LOVED the discreet way you spoke of the reader who doesnt think your "real" enough. Perfect!!! LOL!! I BUSTED out laughing!!!

    Isn't that a lovely procedure? Seriously!!! If we have figured out how to get a man on the moon you would THINK someone could figure out how to look at our innerds without a garden hose and camera!! GEESH!!!

    Have a fun Saturday! I am going shopping for a mother of groom dress!! Whoohoo!! Spend a bunch of money on a dress I will wear one time!! LOL!


    1. Hi MJ! Hoping I wasn't overstepping the boundaries! :) I have heard of swallowing a little pill that had a camera in it and took pictures all the way down! :) Guess those didn't work out.
      Good luck with the dress shopping.
      Be a sweetie,
      shelia ;)

  19. First Shelia, get well soon OK? Someone as sweet and sunny as you shouldn't be down for too long....
    Well, I could hardly believe your post this morning as last evening I was only saying to my other half to STOP BRINGING ALL THOSE CABBAGES UP (from our vege patch) I DON"T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH ANY MORE OF THEM. And, voila! there's your post.
    Isn't it an amazing and wonderful world?

  20. Hi Shelia...your cabbage dish looks delicious. This is one I must try..thanks for sharing your recipe. Cabbage is one of my favorite veggies.

  21. I wrote it all down cause I totally intend to make this. My hubby loves cabbage rolls, but they are a pain to make. THIS I can do.
    I tried making some Rosemary bread today (from Pinterest) and it turned out pretty good, BUT needed to rise more. Sure smelled good.

  22. I am going to try this recipe and I can't wait!!!

  23. You're so funny! That looks delicious.

  24. I do love cabbage, this looks and sounds very tasty.

  25. Shelia that sounds & looks YUMMY! I love cabbage!

  26. Shelia. I had to write this down right away and I will be making it soon. I love cabbage. Who said you weren't real??!! I disagree!!I had one of those procedures a little while ago and since it was my 5th one and I never had any troubles (if you know what I mean) the Dr. said I never have to have another one. Yay!! Although I have to say I will miss that happy juice. Not the stuff you have to drink, the stuff that puts you to sleep.!..Happy Weekend..Judy

  27. The recipe looks yummy. Do you think I could leave out the rice and it still be good? (can't eat grains) You used a relatively small amount in the recipe.

    you are sooo real - some people think if you're classy, you're not real.


  28. I just love cabbage and I really am going to have to try this recipe, sounds yummm.
    Don't worry what others think, just you be you, you're real enough for me.

  29. Yay! It indeed looks so tasty but more importantly, it's a nutritious indulgence.

  30. Shelia,
    I'm looking forward to trying your recipe. I've never even made cabbage rolls so this will be great to take the easy route.

    Hope all goes well with your procedure. Sending good thoughts!

  31. YUM! Cabbage is soooo good! Thanks for the recipe.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  32. First of all, let me say that that casserole looks very good. I may try to make that one night. Yes, I know all too well the procedure you had. I've had one myself and will have to do it again in a few years. Yuck!! It's not fun, but very necessary. Now I ask you.....are you sure that cabbage was the best thing to make after that procedure? Ha!

  33. Can't wait to try this recipe Shelia!! It sounds so good. I, too, love cabbage rolls but they take so much time.

    Glad you procedure is over. That is such a drag!!


  34. This sounds scrump-dilly-icious! I copied it and will try it soon to share with my dear, little mother. Regarding the 'procedure' - glad you're on this side of it. Had mine recently. Lived to tell!

  35. Hello sweet Shelia,
    Oh yummy!!! That sound so GOOD!!! I am going to make that, it is going to be a favourite for us too, I can tell already.
    And I hope you've recovered from your "procedure", I've never had that but I'm sure my time will come.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  36. Sheila, I love your blog and this recipe is a must-try! Please don't distress a bit over needing to be more 'real'. ??? Be YOU-- that shines through so delightfully. And you go right on ahead and milk your needing care and rest too. The last two of those procedures I had done left me so sore and achy for days. Take it easy and let your poor abused innards heal in peace. And well, maybe they'd appreciate some tea and chocolate too. ;)

  37. my goodness what to do with you lol! glad all went well with that, the cabbage recipe sounds delisous, you're right cabbge rolls are good but a pain & a mess to make so I'll have to give this a try for sure

  38. This looks so scrumptious Shelia.
    I adore stuffed cabbage and never make it because my kids won't ever eat them. But now one of them is off to school and the other one... well, she will have to at least try this! It looks amazing and I do love a good casserole where all the lovely flavors join together.

    Thanks for sharing.
    I am going to try this one!


  39. Hi Sheila,

    This layered cabbage casserole looks and sounds simply delicious! I just came from another blog, where 'tone' in emails, etc., was being discussed and I just want to say that your 'tone' has always been one of the nicest in blogland, 'sweetie'! It's REALLY refreshing to find a cheery voice like yours to start one's day. Hope you're feeling better.

    Happy Tuesday!


  40. Shelia,
    Yuck!!! I had that same thing done last year!!! Gladly won't need it done for another 10 years...I LOVE cabbage!!! I love cabbage rools!!! I'm keeping your recipe and will give it a try soon! Thanks for sharing!!!


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