Monday, October 31, 2016

Creamy Beef and Noodles

With twin babies and our hectic schedule, I have to be able to whip together quick, easy meals some days. Mondays are one of those days around here. I made this last Monday and it was really yummy. I wanted to make my Mom's Goulash recipe, but I didn't have macaroni noodles, so I combined elements from that with another casserole I sometimes make and came up with this.

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1/2 sweet onion, diced
14 oz can tomato sauce
1 TBS Paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt, to taste
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 cup of frozen corn
1 cup of sour cream
1 lb of pasta, I used rotini
Shredded cheddar cheese
2 sliced green onions

Brown beef in a large skillet, add onions and cook until translucent. Add tomato sauce, seasonings and corn, simmer while you boil the pasta. Preheat broiler. Drain pasta, add to the beef mixture, stir in sour cream. Transfer to a casserole dish, or use the skillet if it is oven-safe. Scatter shredded cheddar over the top, sprinkle with green onions and place under the broiler until cheese is nice and bubbly.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In Real Life

In the past, I've tried to keep this blog and have everything perfect, photography to the best of my ability, new recipes regularly, everything from scratch, house always perfect, pinterest-worthy decorations that I crafted myself, etc. It was overwhelming, I constantly felt like a failure because I was imposing too much on myself, and during my pregnancy with the twins, I had to let much of that stuff go, I couldn't physically do it.
Since their birth, it has been hard to get things back under control. I've slowly but surely been getting my house back under control, gotten them on a decent sleeping schedule, and have decided to get ba
ck to doing a few things I enjoy, this blog being one of them. I love to cook and want to share recipes, though the photos will most likely be shot with my phone while a baby crawls at my feet, and that's ok with me. This is real life and it's not perfect or always pretty.

I hope ya'll can find encouragement or even just get a laugh from my life.