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Cheeseburger Pasta


I wanted to make this for lunch today, but we ended up doing something out. We were dead set on going to the city today. I thought I’d go to buy myself some bulk food, maybe head to the farmer’s market, and one of my favorite places Kohl’s. It didn’t happen. Instead I hit up Wal-mart. Ya’ll….I hate that place. If I could boycott it, I would. It’s always crazy busy, people are rude to each other, and finding a parking spot is like finding a needle in a haystack. After Wal-mart I went to a clothing store. I ended up getting Coop 2 shirts. He seemed as happy as he could be. He’s still feeling crummy. I’m having to give him cough med’s at night just so he can get relief long enough to fall asleep. I’m probably going to call Monday, I feel like it’s warranted if his cough is still ugly. Anyway, I came home for a few hours and then had to go to the grocery store, but I didn’t need much this time. It took me merely 30 minutes to get that done. Came home and doggonit it still took me forever to cook a simple meal. It was after 8pm when we ate. I hate eating that late! It’s the worst.

1 lb ground beef

1 lb cooked pasta

3/4 cups half and half or milk (I prefer to half milk and half the other.)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Ensure Pasta is cooked and drained. Brown beef. drain fat. Add salt and pepper. Set aside. On low heat add milk and cheese. Mix until melted. Add parmesan cheese and stir. Add beef. Add pasta and mix well.

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Cottage Pie


I made this for St. Patrick’s Day, but I kept forgetting to post it. Here’s a little fact about our little family. I try to teach our son culture. Since he was little, I tried to show him different cultures. We’ve always made some type of real Irish food for St. Patrick’s Day. At Christmas time we have a traditional Bethlehem dinner. You know that sort of thing.

Traditionally cottage pie has peas and carrots, but I just threw in some left over mixed veggies. Cottage pie is basically Shepherds pie. We all really liked this recipe. I made this recipe up after seeing several recipes. Hope ya’ll like it!

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1/2 bag mixed veggies

1 1/2 lbs ground beef

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 cups beef broth

1 tablespoon flour (optional)

salt and pepper to taste

Mashed potatoes:

1 1/2 lbs potatoes cut and boiled

1/2 cup milk or buttermilk

5 tablespoons butter

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

salt and pepper

preheat oven to 350. put celery, and onion into frying pan with beef. Brown beef, drain fat. Add tomato paste, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and broth. simmer and reduce. season with salt and pepper. If still too thick, use flour. Add veggies. Mash potatoes with milk and butter. Stir in cheese and salt and pepper. Put potatoes over beef mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned and bubbling.

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Low carb meatloaf


I’ve been trying to get back into eating healthier. I thought I’d try this recipe. I didn’t follow the original to the exact because I didn’t…. It was good, but I’m glad I cut the salt down. It was still a little much for my liking, so when you read my recipe here, you’ll know I’ve changed it from what it was. It will reflect that the change.

I have mentioned before how hard I’ve been working to get my house cleaned and organized. It’s been difficult to reduce the amount of clutter. I’ve gotten rid of about 8 trash bags of give away and about 4 bags of trash. How does one collect so much junk?? I’m trying to tell myself this will never happen again, but we all know it will. Here’s hoping…

2 lbs ground beef

1 small onion, chopped, sautéed

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

2 eggs

1/2 cup cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

Mix everything together but the cheddar cheese. Once mixed add cheddar. I suggest putting half in a loaf pan, then the cheese, then more meat on top. I think it’d turn out better. Cook 350 degrees for one hour.


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Garlic Beef and Bean Stir Fry


Did you know that Cooking Light no longer publishes magazine’s that are printed?? I didn’t. On one of our visits to Winston Salem for burn clinic, I found this recipe. When we go, we stay at this house for people who have a loved one in the hospital or following up with surgeries or appointments and such. They have TONS of old magazines. I grabbed all the cooking one’s I could find and I sat and went through it like a crazy, mad woman. I almost didn’t take a pic of this one, but I’m so happy I did. This is literally my new favorite recipe for Chinese style food.

I was really excited about  the appointment. I told ya’ll he had been told we’d be doing a skin graft, well we aren’t. He’s healed enough that it isn’t necessary. I’m just worried about some of his fingers. I know it takes time, but I do think we’re going to end up with another surgery. I wish I could just stay patient. Patience is so hard.

4 tablespoons sugar

6 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 tablespoons minced garlic

4 tablespoons canola oil

sirloin steak small sized

1 bag frozen green beans

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 teaspoons cornstarch

cooked white rice

Combine frit five ingredients. Add steak, let stand for 15 minutes. Reserve marinade. Put oil in wok, or large skillet.Add steak. Cook until browned. Remove and put into a plate. Add peppers and green beans  to wok. Cook until desired doneness. Whisk cornstarch into reserved marinade. Add back meat and juices, sir in marinade. Serve on rice.

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Mexican Cheesey Ground Beef and Rice Casserole


Tonight I was feeling a little off my game. I don’t know what my deal is. I wanted easy, I wanted fast, I wanted to do little. I ended up finding this recipe. I’m glad I did. My guys loved it. I also made my own tortillas.

I think I’m worried about my hubby’s appointment. I’m afraid of what will happen. He still has a spot, that I’ve talked about on his wrist. It’s getting better without intervention, but a month ago he wanted to do another skin graft over it. All I can think is O.M.G another surgery…please no. I guess we’ll see what happens.

I’ve worked really hard today to get everything finished for our visitor. I’m so excited about it. I have decided my house isn’t clean enough. I’m going to get this place spic and span. I’m going to get me connected to flylady. Have ya’ll used flylady? I’ve used her in the past for things, but not lately. I’ll keep ya’ll updated about that.

1 can fiesta nacho cheese soup

1 cup long grain white rice

1 cup water

1 can of mexican beans, drained

1 lb ground beef

1 taco seasoning packet

water for the seasoning packet

cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking dish with nonstick spray. In a skillet, cook ground beef. Drain meat. Add seasoning and water for the pack directions. Simmer until thick. In a seperate pot add rice and water. Cook per directions on box. Add to meat mix along with all remaining ingredients, except cheese. Top the casserole with cheese. Bake until cheese is bubbly.



Meatball Sliders


I adapted this from a post that I seen on Facebook. The issue is I changed it to fit out tastes. If I make this recipe again, I’ll be cutting the rolls in half and not cutting a chunk out of the top. That just made it complicated and messy to eat. It’s important that you tear the rolls apart, because if you don’t then they pull apart and make a huge mess.

I actually mad this for a Christmas Eve party. I premade the meatballs with my own recipe that I use for my soy cilantro meatballs. You can also use premade frozen ones if you choose. I baked them instead of froze them. After I did that All I had to do is throw it in the frying pan I have with a lid and put some water in the bottom and cooked until the water was gone. It really made the meatballs extra moist. I realized just now, I’ve never posted my soy cilantro meatball recipe, so I’ll have to do that for ya’ll. Everyone loves that recipe.

1 pack meatballs heated

1 or 2 (12 count) package of rolls, center cut out

marinara sauce

16 oz mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup butter

1/2 tablespoon garlic

Melt butter and mix with garlic. with a brush, brush insides of rolls. Layer with cheese, then put a meatball on it. Top each roll with a tablespoon of marinara sauce. Add another layer of cheese and bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bubbly.


Scottish Steak Pie — Something Sweet Something Savoury

This homemade Scottish Steak Pie is traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day in Scotland. It’s very simple to make and delicious! I hope you had a lovely Christmas! We had a lovely quiet, relaxing time – which was exactly what was needed after the crazy […] The post Scottish Steak Pie appeared first on Something…

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