Most nights at our house call for something more simple. My husband is from the south. He likes to have a meat, a vegetable and potatoes. If I should happen to make gravy too, he's thrilled out of his socks - especially if my gravy happens to be a success! Such a southern boy! I grew up on casseroles and one dish meals much of the time. They're so much easier and even more fun in my opinion. :)
SO! When Jeremy's not home, we usually eat something more simple like a rice stir-fry or a casserole of some kind. The easiest thing I make though, is what we call "Hamburger Helper". I like it because it tastes good and it doesn't have any additives or preservatives in it.
Here's what we do:
- Grab a box of Annie's Homegrown Mac & Cheese and follow the directions on the box. I stock up on these when they're on sale for $1 a piece.
- Add a tablespoon or 2 of ranch seasoning. I don't really measure anything so I'm not sure on the exact amount.
- Brown some ground beef and mix it in too.
- Sometimes we add peas and corn or even mustard greens once. It actually tasted very good!
- Sprinkle the top with a bit of cheese and dig in! We love it!!
I'd love to hear your creative ideas on how to improve or add to this recipe!
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