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
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2012.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”

9 comments :

  1. Looks delicious. Homemade mashed are the best. Enjoy your dinner!!

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  2. Mmmmm, looks yummy! Tonight, all three of my kids are cooking. My daughters will be teaching their big brother a thing or two in the kitchen.

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    1. Oh, how neat, Lili! I wished my daughter enjoyed cooking, but she doesn't. She says she is going to eat out every meal when she grows up. I tell her she better make a lot of money! lol

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  3. This was one of my favorite meals when I was kid!

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    1. My daughter loved it, Shara. She had a second helping. :)

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  4. YUm! that looks great! I finally got my new computer laptop. I was using DS's mini laptop which for some reason wouldn't let me post on your blog, and I could only read it if I went to Google reader! I have been reading, at least. : )

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I'm so glad you have your laptop now. I figured you had been busy, but happy to hear that you were still reading. :)

      We've had a busy week. Mom fell in the bathroom this week and was taken by ambulance to the ER. She is going to have surgery, so dinners here this week have been hit or miss. I'm doing my best to try and control costs there however.

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  5. Oh, sorry to hear about Mom. Praying for a quick recovery!

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