Monday, February 13, 2006

Menu Idea

PreviewGood Morning! 

I wanted to get on here quick before my "lord and master" (which comes in the form of a 2 year old terror, Rylie Jo) wakes up and takes over my day, lol.  Actually I think her father may be Spider Man, I swear this child can actually climb walls and make me want to, lol.

Okay, so today's menu idea is for Beef and Noodles served with mashed potatoes, your choice of veggies, some rolls and ahhh, how about "Dump cake"?  If you haven't heard of Dump cake before you will like this one.

Okay, first...


1/2 of a 1 lb. pkg. egg noodles, uncooked

1 lb. lean ground beef

1/2 cup chopped red or green bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 (10 3/4 oz) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen peas and carrots, thawed

1 1/2 cup milk

1 (8 oz) container sour cream

1 cup (4oz) shredder cheddar cheese

Cook noodles as pkg. directs; drain. In dutch oven, over medium heat, brown ground beef; pour off fat. Add peppers and onion; cook and stir till tender. Stir in noodles, then remaining ingredients, except cheese. Cook and stir till heated through; top with cheese. Serve immediatly. Refrigerate leftovers.

For added crunch, add 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained.

Make you mashed potatoes, boxed if ya want...I prefer real potatoes.  Open a can of veggies or a bag of frozen and heat it up.  Heat up the rolls.  And your dinner is ready.

Now for Dump cake you will need:

1can cherry pie filling (or whatever flavor you prefer)

1 can crushed pineapple

1 box of yellow or white cake mix

1 stick (1/4 cup) of butter or margarine

Do NOT prepare the cake mix according to the box directions!  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pour (dump) the pie filling into the bottom of a 9x11 pan.  Top with (dump) the pineapple filling, spread across the pie filling (don't mix them).  Top with (dump) the DRY cake mix, spread across the top of the pineapple filling.  Now slice your stick of margarine and place the pieces randomly across the top of the cake mix.  

Place pan in 350 degree oven and bake for approx. 1 hour, or until the top is golden brown.

I know it sounds strange, but my kids loves this cake.  The really great thing is that it is so easy that kids of practically any age can help make this.

Some people have compared it to cherry cobbler.  I do know that it is great served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream...Mmmmmmm!


Well have a great day!


~Jill Marie 

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