Tuesday, March 10, 2009

cold out----hot recipe

we feel like we are in a deep freeze-
the house has that chill to it----------
and feels dry but cold
we have a kettle of water
to bubble out some slow steam
to keep some moister in the air
I did not get much done today
played hooky but dishes are done
found this neat toss casserole which is
adjustable to your family--
also have this recipe ready to go tomorrow
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2 pounds of ground beef- cook- and drain

1 cup macaroni' - any shape you like- cook

1 cup grated cheddar cheese-

1 can of tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce- about 2 and 1/4 cups( when ever I find
that I am short an ounce or so of sauce I add water to make the correct amount of liquid)

and/ or ----1 cup of left over cooked veggies

and /or ---- 1 pepper diced- semi cook in pan you cooked hamburger in

onions are optional - cook same as pepper

salt and pepper to taste- I use about 1/2 teaspoon of each

-let all cool for 15 minutes and then mix everything together
place in greased casserole dish-and refrigerate
tomorrow night bake in 350F oven for 45 minutes-

- you can adjust the amounts of any ingredients to make the
size that fits you house hold plus using your choice of veggies-
I have made with out the options also
I like this recipe as it is a make a head and just needs to bake- a neat thing to have if around-
if you are expecting a busy day ----- it is so less expensive than eating out and the baking time takes no longer than service in a cafe- you can serve a side salad and you are set to stay home.
hugs from Meme

1 comment:

Raggedy Girl said...

What an easy peasy neat recipe and so versatile too, thanks for sharing.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday
from a Raggedy Roberta Anne