Monday, February 20, 2012

Crunchy Hamburger Casserole

A while back, I blogged about a new cookbook I had discovered. This cookbook takes me back to my Southern roots and really brings back memories. I have re-discovered old favorites (that I had completely forgotten about) and found new things to try as well.

I was digging through cookbooks yesterday and found a recipe for Crunchy Hamburger Casserole. It doesn't even sound right, does it?  Anyway, I started reading through it and realized I had every ingredient in my pantry (and freezer) already. That just doesn't happen very often. So, I put it on today's menu.

Before I post pictures, let me just tell you that I was too lazy to run upstairs and get my camera. The very nice camera that Nick bought a while back and that I just love to pieces. Yes..that's the one.  Instead, I grabbed my phone and snapped a few photos with it. I lost one of the photos. I don't have one of the finished casserole. That will teach me about lazy, won't it?

There you have it. The total of my photos for tonight's dinner.
The verdict?
Well, I'll be honest. When I first tried it, I thought eh, it's good, but not sure it's a keeper.  My next thought was, it would make a great potluck recipe. After a few more minutes, I liked it more. My boys didn't say anything for a little while, then Alex looks up and says, "This is really good."  SCORE!  It's a keeper. Nick liked it too.
It's SO easy and a great comfort food. I will definitely keep this one around.

The one change I made was to substitute a can of regular Ro-tel for the canned tomatoes. Picky boy who likes no spice didn't even notice. Score again!

So, give this one a try, and go check Christy out at Southern Plate.  Here is the link to the recipe, because I didn't bring the book upstairs with me and that laziness is preventing me from going down to get it. Lucky for me Christy posts so much on her blog.

It's Monday evening and it's been a four day weekend. This week is packed with a trip to the doctor for my physical, (oh joy) a company Change of Command, and I'm hosting a get together on Thursday night at my home. By Friday, I will be done.
Tomorrow, I will share this week's menu. Right now, that second glass of wine is calling my name.
Happy Monday!

1 comment:

Natalie..... said...

I was once a Military wife so I understand. I'm going to try your recipe tonight cause figuring out something different every night sucks at times. I'm following you back! this is Natalie at Bridget's Daughter