Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dinner Time!!

Yes it is that time of night again, time for dinner and what to have?
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy making dinner, food I can do, but baking is another story! But I have to admit that thinking about what to make drives me crazy! Not sure if anyone else has an issue with this, but when I ask my hubbster what he wants the usual "I don't care" comes out. That is why we have the monthly calendar of what meals to make and what we will be eating. Needless to say that the month on the calendar is on February, March had many of the same meals as Feb did since the fist 28 days were the same, it was the last 3 that were take out!
Now onto April, last night we did take out AGAIN... I hate take out, it is not only bad for you but expensive and the hubby does not eat left overs.

So I had to dig deep today to come up with something good to make. Something that would hit the spot, and since I was feeling sentimental from reading Mommy Always Wins last post, I thought of childhood and somethings that would make me feel happy. So after talking with one of the guys that hubby works with I came up with cabbage roll casserole. Something I have never made but if my 12 year old nephew could make it so could I. Well after the usual call to mom (because no new meal can be made without a call to her) I was given the recipe for one of the easiest and most heart and tummy warming meals. Here it is some pictures of the meal, sorry no step by step pics but the final results look great and trust me it was tasty!

What you will need:
1 small head of cabbage
2lbs of ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup of rice
1 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of pepper
2 1/2 cans of tomato soup
3 cups of water

Pre-heat oven to 350
Chop the cabbage into pieces and spread onto the bottom of a greased roaster pan or casserole dish
Brown the ground beef with the pepper and salt set aside
Par-cook rice while you are browning the rice
Once rice is par-cooked (still a little crunchy not fully cooked)add to the beef and add onion set aside
Mix soup and water together, simmer until mixed well.
Spoon mixture onto the cabbage and then add soup mixture
Put into oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours (if you don't par-cook the rice bake for 2 hours)
Check at 1 hour if cabbage and rice are tender then all set.


1 comment:

  1. You should like this up in my friend Rachel's carnival. She does Mouthwatering Mondays every Monday - and she's given me great dinner ideas more than once!!!


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