Saturday, September 22, 2012
Saturday Night Dinner
I had a package of ground chuck in the refrigerator that had to be used up today since I put it in the refrigerator to thaw on Thursday. I decided to brown it with a chopped up onion, salt and pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. After it was completely browned, I added a can of Campbell's Beefy Mushroom Soup.
I also made mashed potatoes from real potatoes and mashed them with my hand mixer, which makes the best mashed potatoes in the world as far as I'm concerned. I have a potato masher, which is perfect for when I'm in a hurry, but potatoes whipped with a hand mixer taste the best. The beef was thick enough to stand on its own, but it also made a great topping for the mashed potatoes. I served this with creamed corn, green beans with onions, and brussel sprouts. I also made a gallon of sweet iced tea to go with our meal.
After working all week, it was nice to go in the kitchen and prepare a meal from scratch without having to worry about the time it took to prepare the meal. In my opinion, a good home cooked meal lovingly prepared from scratch is one of the better things in life.
What are your dinner plans for tonight?
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2012.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”