I ended up my last post saying that I would hopefully cook more for my family this week. Well, I did cook, I just didn’t’ make up a recipe or cook from scratch. It happens.
After getting our side of beef, we realized that we had tons and tons of ground beef to cook. I asked for as little ground beef as possible this time, but we still got 43 pounds. With what we have left from last time, we have a lot. I do have a cookbook that is totally devoted to cooking with ground beef, but while at the store yesterday, I decided to buy some Hamburger Helper. I couldn’t resist. I haven’t had that in years. I thought the kids would really like it and I knew my husband would be happy that I was using some of our meat.
I bought two flavors – Double Cheeseburger and Mongolian Beef – who knew there were Asian Helpers? Anyway, I made them both along with garlic bread. The boys, surprisingly, turned their collective noses up at dinner. My youngest, who loves spaghetti from a can, thought the Hamburger Helper was gross. Hubby was glad to have a hot meal and actually liked the Asian Helper; he really liked that dinner was ready when he got home. He gets home in time to go bowling and doesn't have much time to eat. I must say that I find it quite amazing that I have one kid who loves pesto, but dislike Hamburger Helper.