Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Aunt Selma's Macaroni Mess

Since I just put on Lucas' Aunt Selma's mondel bread, I think it's only fitting that I now put on "macaroni mess", one of Lucas' favorite meals. Lucas is such a "foodie" but he loves this stuff! It reheats really well too. Think of a "healthier" less greasy form of hamburger helper.

Make a box of macaroni, drain.
Brown a pound of beef, drain the grease.
Open a "regular" size can of tomato sauce
Open a "regular" size can of tomato chunks or cubes or dices
Grate about two-three handfuls of cheddar cheese

Into a 9x13, dump the macaroni, the ground beef, all of the tomato cubes, and about 75% of the sauce (you could use it all, but we don't like it too saucy, but without it, it's too dry for my taste)
Add the cheese and stir all together.

Place in a 350 oven for about 30 minutes, or until hot.

Selma puts mushrooms in hers... I prefer to omit the fungus.

5 comments:

partyintukwila said...

Marla,
Do you make up the macaroni like you were making mac n cheese, or do you just put in plain cooked macaroni noodles?
-Anne

partyintukwila said...

And another thing: what is it with you Oshel girls and mushrooms???????????

Suzanne said...

1) Mushrooms are gross
2) They are slimy
3) They are fungus. FUNGUS!
4) They are gross

Do I sound like an adult yet? :)

Anonymous said...

the most special ingredient is love. don't leave it out.
selma's favorite niece:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe. I made it last night....with mushrooms....and the whole family loved it! That is a huge compliment since there are 8 of us ages 2 to 35. :o)