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Monday, July 25, 2011

We love a good casserole....

I start with chopped 
green peppers...I used ANAHEIM as we like these much more than a bell pepper.
Saute these in a light olive oil until tender.
While the veggies are cooking,
add your choice of noodles to hot water and cook until tender.
I like using the YOLKLESS EGG NOODLES.
After the veggies are tender,
add 1 lb. of LEAN ground beef.
I HATE big lumps of meat when I am scrambling hamburger meat,
so, using a REDNECK way to cut this meat apart, I use my PASTRY BLENDER....
works like a charm !
Blend in spices that YOU like..
I use seasoned salt..
cooking sherry
a little soy sauce..
just what looks good to me at the time.
I always add tomatoes...
either canned..fresh...or even tomato soup.
If my meat seems too dry at this point,
I often add beef broth.
Once the meat mixture is done, add to the cooked noodles.
We are cutting down on the use of CHEESE...
so, most of the time, I just sprinkle fresh Parmesan on the individual serving.
A good   crusty bread...
 a fresh GARDEN SALAD with a KILLER dressing
...and maybe a wonderful glass of good wine,
added to the menu of
makes a very delightful meal.
So, set your table in your favorite way....
and serve a LUSCIOUS  but EASY dessert
and you have a meal
with very little time spent in the kitchen.
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Pondside said...

We love a good casserole here too. In fact, The Great Dane will tell you that his favorite winter meal is a hearty casserole.

Honey at 2805 said...

Love casseroles & yours sure looks good!

Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The casserole sounds good BJ, and the bread looks mighty fine too-enjoy:@)

Donnie said...

That's my kinda meal too bj and will be on our menu this week. Have a wonderful day.

Rettabug said...

You always make everything look soooo good, BJ! I want a taste right now!

I love all your black & white on your pretty table, too. I want a closer peek at that little white tureen by the green planter. I think I just found its soul mate last week!

I was thinking it would be perfect for holding parm. cheese at the table. I'll have to look around your blog to see if yours is featured any place. I hate it when I miss some of your posts.


Rettabug said...

I just signed up for your emails, BJ. I didn't know you had that! Now I'll never miss another post. ~~big smile~~

Kathleen Grace said...

Fantastic meal! I would serve that to company proudly:>)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yummy, bj! This looks really good.

Patti said...

I love your idea of using a pastry blender - I would never have thought of that!! Your meal looked delish!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

BJ, you table in dinner look divine. I like the pastry cutter tip for the beef.

Theresa said...

One of my favorite casseroles:) I also use the yolkless egg noodles and love them! Thanks for sharing your pictures with me, everything looks better when YOU do it! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Melody said...

BJ, that sounds like a great meal. I think I will make that for a "new baby family meal" that I am making this week. Thanks.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So much goodness going on here! Wow! Your casserole looks so yummy!
Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY and bringing all your delicious ideas and the casserole!

Rita said...

That is my kind of Casserole; smart girl using your pastry blender for break up the ground beef; always have touble doing that. I learn something new every visit here. Thank you my friend.

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hi Jo, thank you so much for stopping by my blog post about my recent visit to Ireland. Your comment meant so very much to me, the fact that you understood the depth of my feelings during my visit as I connected with my mother's roots really touched me. I shed a few tears writing that post as well, missing my mom every day and still dealing with the loss after 4 years.

Your granddaughters are just gorgeous and the menu looks yummy and inviting. Ciao, bella! xxoo

Vee said...

Looks wonderful. I don't know that I have ever heard of an Anaheim green pepper...will have to be more aware. Good idea about the parmesan and the cutting back on cheese. We must do better to cut back on cheese, too, and we both love the stuff. Who doesn't?

Now I would have flunked the quiz on you if the question had been "Does BJ enjoy time in the kitchen?" Naturally, I'd have said YES! Now I learn the opposite. ☺

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

My kind of meal. I think my Mother used to make something similar with creme cheese and cheddar cheese. I'll have to try your version. Mona

Laura Wilkerson said...

Now that's our kinda of meal right there!!! Fast, easy and little bit of everything that everyone will enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a blessed day! :)

Shirley @ The Gardening Life said...

I haven't made a casserole like that in forever! You have inspired me!

Barbara F. said...

The only bad thing about this post, BJ, is that it ended!!! I loved it, that b&w table setting, gorgeous, the casserole, I could do serious damage eating it by myself!! The homemade bread, I actually thought I could smell it, with all that yummy goodness I don't think I would miss the cheese! xo,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sounds good...but the best part is that beautiful salad! Summertime is the time for salads! ♥

Sandi McBride said...

Looks absolutely wonderful and I know what we'll have for supper tomorrow!

Sincerely Mama said...

Yummy! Nothing gets Electric Man sniffing around in the kitchen faster than onion and pepper cooking in a skillet. Love it!

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh I love a great casserole. Your casserole looks divine!!! Thanks for stopping by and the follow. I will definitely be back.


Ingmarie We said...

The casserole looks very tasty, and the bread looks good too. I really like your table-setting. Black and white are my favourite colours. PS! Your granddaughters are very lovely. Have a nice week.

Debbie said...

I'm such a casserole freak. I blame my love of them for some of the excess pounds I pack on. (Because it just seems so unfair to blame it ALL on ice cream, you know..) Yours looks delicious to me, and I liked the tip about the pastry knife.

Stacey said...

The pastry cutter is a great idea! I stand there with my spatula and bang away at the pan until the meat is all broken up. Your casserole looks delicious!

Hines-Sight said...


I found your blog off of Stonegable. It's getting close to dinnertime, and I'm now hungry.

I do not have a food blog. I, occasionally, do recipes, but I'm more of a parenting, humor, and travel blog mixed in with a lot of this and that. As a mom to two children, I'm always looking for recipes and tips on meal planning. So, are my readers.

As a result, on August 1, I'm going to host a link up post for recipes, meal planning tips, or tools for kitchen organization to make meal planning easy.

My post from Saturday has more details. I hope you join me. I would love to see you link up.


Linda Chapman said...

AWESOME!! I am actually making something similar for tonight's menu. We have a music jam session and I always serve dinner to the musicians who come over to play....and the ones who come to listen! I have some vegetarian noodles I bought at an Asian market and some homemade spaghetti sauce I found in the freezer. I will follow your lead and saute up some extra veggies to add to the sauce and use some of the feta cheese I have left. No bread but a good salad and at least a glass of good wine should finish it up!
Happy Monday!

On Crooked Creek said...

This looks delicious and kind of recipe, for sure!!! I'll give it a try later this week! Yum! Aren't those No Yolk egg noodles just the best???

Anonymous said...

Your whole dinner looks yummy!

I have chopped up my meat that way before, too! It works great.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

What a great post... but maybe that's because I think you are a great person! :)
Really, I love everything about this post -- meaning: the delicious looking food/photos PLUS the pretty looking table! Great job. :)

Designs By Pinky said...

MMMM, YUM!!!! Looks delish! Love your table setting too! Whenever I make something that has ground beef in it, I cook the beef FIRST, then drain it in a colonder over a pie plate to remove the grease! Just a little tip, from me to you:):):) XO

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Mmm...comfort food!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

"Very little time spent in the kitchen." Now that phrase will always grab MY attention. lol The crusty bread looks scrumptious. Did you make that, as well?

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage