Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mama's Hamburger Hot Dish / Casserole

There is no need to go out for good food is there? Yes I do love having people waiting on me but I also love the comfort food we can make at home. Best of all we are keeping the $$ in our pocket. That is even more of a comfort to this lady.
Tonight's dinner is my mama's Hot Dish. We call it a hot dish in this part of the country, other parts call it a casserole. I will never forget the first time I told my east coast son in law I was making a hot dish. He had no idea what I was talking about. After explaining to him what a hot dish was, he said that is a casserole and looked at me like I was from another planet. Then of course there is the pop/soda conversation with him. Gotta love that guy.

It is cold outside but warm inside with the oven on. Last night for dinner we had one of the old standards. Hamburger Hot Dish my mama's way.

Super easy with just browning the hamburger and boiling some pasta. After degrease the hamburger add tomato soup to both the hamburger and pasta then mix together. Mama always fried up onions with her hamburger but I was out. We used a little onion powder, some salt and pepper.

At this point I differ from mama and add some cheese to my hamburger and pasta combination. All I had in the house last night was a little Velveeta and some Havarti cheese so put a little of each in.

We baked at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour and dinner is on. Simple, easy but comfy food during the winter.

What a thrifty dinner.
1 1/2 pounds of hamburger $3.00 bought on sale for $1.99 a pound
2 cups of pasta $1.00
3 cans of Campbells tomato soup $1.50 I bought on sale at 50 cents a can (used a coupon so really less than 50 cents a can
spices pennies
Total cost for Hamburger Hot dish/Casserole $5.50
This can easily feed 6 people or the 2 of us 2 dinners and 1 lunch.

I will be sharing this at
Hearth and Soul
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday

Who is Laura
Healthy Home
A Beautiful Mess
Mouth Watering Monday
Tuesday Twister
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Tuesdays At The Table
Delicious Dishes
Anti Procrastination Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Menu Inspiration Monday
Menu Plan Monday
Hunk Of Meat Monday
Tidy Mom
Thursday Life As Mom
Grocery Cart Callenge

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Menu Plan For The Week Saving Money Eating At Home

Menu plan is on Monday this week. Yesterday was dear hubby's birthday and time was spent with family instead of planning this week

Meals for this week are

cereal, or eggs and toast and yogurt
soup and sandwiches or any left overs that may be there

Meat balls in gravy, potatoes, and veggies

Hamburger hot dish, veggies, and warm bread

Chicken and Rice with veggies

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches with multi types of cheese, chips and dip

Chicken, Pasta and Vegetable soup with crackers

Chili and Cornbread

Left over Buffet

I am keeping it simple and frugal this week with using a lot of items from the freezer and pantry.

What's on your menu this week? I will be sharing this over at organizing junkie.
Take a moment and see what others are cooking up this week and leave a comment letting them know that you passed by.. Everyone likes hearing some one visited.

Thanks for stopping by.. Lets keep saving together.. and please remember Never Under Estimate The Value Of A Small Amount Of Money... Grace