Sometimes, when life gets really busy around our house, we really treasure the little moments where we can catch our breath and sit down and talk to each other….especially around the supper table.
At least, that’s what I tell myself. :) Sometimes my teenage son will roll his eyes a little and my daughter would rather run check her emails. But they both seem really glad when we all take turns talking about our days and hashing them out. Especially when we’re busy—it just seems to help make some order out of it all.
And since I’m one of the busiest members of the family, I try to make it easy on myself with a casserole. For me, it’s just less fuss and less trouble—and I get rewarded with smiles.
Chicken is the first thing I usually reach for, but my husband and kids are fond of beef. This recipe gives a quick, easy, and low-fuss meal that’s also kid-friendly.
2 pounds ground beef
1 chopped large onion
1 large can of whole kernel corn (drained)
1 can cream of chicken soup (I use low-fat and no MSG)
1 can cream of mushroom (low fat, no MSG)
1 cup sour cream
half a package of buttery crackers
half a stick of butter, melted
6 oz. egg noodles
3 T chopped garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350. Cook the egg noodles, according to package directions.
Cook the ground beef with the onions, garlic, salt and pepper, and mushrooms. Drain.
Add cooked noodles, the soups, sour cream, and corn. Sprinkle the top with shredded cheese (I use about a cup.) Crush the buttery crackers and mix with the melted butter, then sprinkle on top.
Enjoy your time together! :)
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig