Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter Ground Beef & Rice

When it’s cold outside, it’s the perfect time for a hearty one-dish meal.  When my kids were young, they loved this no frills casserole.  No elaborate ingredients make it a good last minute meal.  Even the tiny kids loved the creamy rice (and didn’t seem to notice the GREEN celery, and even the ground beef).

Hopefully you aren’t experiencing the subzero weather we have had since before Christmas.  It’s a real commitment to go anywhere if I don’t have to.  So it’s nice to have a recipe like this you can fall back on for days you don’t want to venture out of the house.

The most difficult thing about this recipe is remembering to set out a pound of ground beef to thaw in the morning, so it’s not a brick when I want to use it.  

It seems like I always have celery & an onion in the refrigerator - and who doesn’t have cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soups on their shelf?

So if you haven’t even thought of dinner, and it’s 4:00 - you can still pull this off.

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1 comment:

  1. My mom would make this for us, too. She would put those crunchy Asian noodles on top. We were so cosmopolitan back in the day.