Whenever I see the word casserole, I cringe. Then I think, gee, most other types of delicious recipes are nothing more than combinations of foods, the same as casseroles. So, why does the word casserole horrify people so much? OTOH, I don't think I've ever had one that was very good.
Maybe the type of cook that makes casseroles isn't.....well, a very good cook, generally speaking? Or maybe the typically-used casserole ingredients aren't very good?
Challenge: How can GREAT ingredients be BEAUTIFULLY combined to make a DELICIOUS casserole?
After all, the concept is a pretty good one, isn't it?