Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Recipe for Busy Moms

Rather than this blog being only about promoting our members' art (which we will certainly be doing frequently because we have such talented Mom-Artists), our blogging team decided we would also write about other topics of interest to busy moms. Our desire is to make this blog a place for lots of fun and interesting ideas we'd like to share. Consequently, in the future look for articles about Family Life Tips, Tutorials (How-To articles), as well as spotlighting our Cafemom Artfire Team moms and their work and special events.

Another topic will be wonderful recipes that are both delicious and time-saving. We all know how tough it is sometimes to be a mom and family member, homemaker, wife / partner, and still have some time leftover to create! The recipe I am sharing below is one of my family's very favorites and it is certainly easy to put together, as you'll see.


Delicious and easy recipe. You basically throw everything together in a casserole dish and your family will ask for more every time!

1— 1½ lbs. ground beef, browned in skillet and drained
1 chopped onion
3 cups raw macaroni
1 can tomato soup + ½ can water
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ cup catsup
½ tsp salt and dash pepper
¾ cup cheddar cheese, cubed

NOTE: Can substitute ground turkey or even chopped veggies or TVP soaked in vegetable stock instead of ground beef, for the health conscious or vegetarian moms out there.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (moderate oven). Combine remaining ingredients in bowl, and add cooked, drained ground beef and onions to bowl, mixing well.

Put all in greased, covered casserole dish for 1 hour, or until macaroni is cooked.

Try it and let us know how you like it. Feedback is always welcome here.



Jazzy Jemz said...

Goolash is soo good! Yummy- and made will all ingredients I already have in my cupboard. Woohoo! Let me grab the beef to defrost. Thanks for the receipe

Arlene said...

That's why I love it - I usually have these ingredients on hand too. Let me know how you like it!

Jazzy Jemz said...

Pretty tastey. My 13 mo old daughter liked it as well. Its toddler approved!