Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Meal In A Minute By Nana Diana

Welcome to the
Midwest where
Hearty Food is a staple..
No, Lulu...not like the
kind you put in your notebook
paper-my literal little girl!

I think you know
MyHero and I both work
at a hospital.
I work some early hours
and he is on call two or three
nights a week.

Sometimes in my haste to get home
I forget to stop and pick up
ingredients I might be missing
for dinner.

Well, this was such a night.
I got home,
kissed the floor coming in..
okay-I lied-the floor needs mopping..
I just said- Hello Floor-you dirty so and......
never mind.

Anyway,
I thought..okay..I am here...
MyHero is not far behind...
what..what..what do I have
that will make a
Meal-in-a-minute
or thereabouts.

Pantry raid..
No..NOT Panty raid..
Pantry raid!

Ah...
What is this?
uh-huh...uh-huh..
What's in the meat keeper?
(what the heck is that called anyway)
Ah...yes....hamburger...good old hamburger..
Our little SweetCheeks loves her a hamburger...
She is not here so we are going to use
it for
Something Else!

Okay...
Brown that meat. (about 3/4 pound)
Hey!  Did you know that a
potatoe masher-the ones with
the squiggley lines
are the best thing ever for breaking
meat up while it is browning?

Try it- You will use it every time you
brown meat!

Now what?
Dump in the box of
Uncle Ben's Wild Rice mix.
Add the water it calls for.

Cut up two of these-
I use scissors- love my kitchen scissors.
I even use them for my toenails...
okay...I lied about that too..
I was just trying to gross you out.

Add 1/3 of one packet of
Beefy Onion Dry Soup.
Cook until water is absorbed
(about 25 minutes)

When almost done,
Drain a can of sliced mushrooms
and add to the mixture.
Heat until mushrooms are heated
through.
Serve with fresh green beans
(I do my own in the microwave)
and some julienned carrots.
I put a bit dollop of sour cream
on the side
cuz that is what
Midwestern Men like.
'Deed they do!

This was SO good..and so quick.
I will be making this again
during our long, cold winter.
Try it!

ummmm..oh yeah
Not fattening enough?
Apple pie is a good chaser~
Your Hero will thank you too!
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18 comments:

  1. It didn't work--you didn't gross me out. Looks delicious. I can't tell you how many meals I've thrown together that turned out well--or how many that didn't.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. My guy would like that, too. Some of my best stuff comes from- Oh, crap, we're out of everything- time to raid the cabinets again.
    Our store closes at 8- used to close at 5, so it's an improvement.
    We had a couple of lean years when we didn't have a grocery store and the closest one was 20+ miles away.
    I will have to show the latest slop- both guys love it so much- semi homemade chicken and noodles.
    Hope you have a good day- hope you got the day off so you can mop those floors.

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  3. That is a great quickie Diana my family would enjoy that too. YUMMY! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. you know this reminds me of a dish my girlfriends mum made,, she put curry powder in it, We have never eaten much curry and it was very exotic to me.I think I'll give this a go,, sounds great!You DID gross me out! Kitchen scissors and toenails,,, blech, silly goose,,,,,lol

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  5. Sounds good, of course anything with rice in it is good.. I'll give it a try, soon.
    About the kitchen scissors, I have 3 pair, and I use them every one. Toe nails, probably not, they are a little large to use in a pedicure..

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  6. I may actually have all those ingredients here, so I will give it a try. Sounds better than a run to McDonald's and almost as quick.

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  7. This looks fast and easy and that's usually what I am looking for after a long day!! Funny, I don't use ground beef too much anymore and there is a lot you can do with it. This looks yummy! Thanks!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. Oh wow, Diana, this looks delicious!! You are such a cook! I've got to try this~and the pie--WOW!

    XO
    Cindy

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  9. Sounds great to me..and the pie looks awesome! :D

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  10. Haha!! I use my kitchen scissors to cut scallions (and my toe nails too LOL) and lots of other foods!! Herbs, celery, the list is endless!! Isn't it so much easier!!
    Looks totally yummy!
    xxDaniella

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  11. Okay, now you went and made me hungry. WIl be trying that.

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  12. Diana, I love using wild rice in recipes. I try to use it up when I prepare any. I'll even put it in my soups. But the beef onion soup mix, I have never tried. I will now. Thanks . I am also one who can throw a meal together fast. I absolutely love one pot meals :):) Smiles, Susie

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  13. A recipe & a laugh...where else can you get such service? Thanks for sharing. It looks yummy.

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  14. Sweet diana, so glad about the toenails!!!! oh, and the floor!!!!! if i could, i would sooo be coming to you for dinner tonight!!! looks just delicious! I didnt know your hero also worked in the hospital? dont know how i missed that! just trying to catch up with your past posts as i have been working all week and exhausted! I am praying for your lovely friend; i will visit her for sure. She is lucky to have found you in blogland (as we all are!) I do hope that her journey has a happy ending... Sending love to you and your little angels,
    Laura xxx

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  15. The Germaphoeb in my soul was getting ready to scream when you mentioned cutting toenails with the Kitchen Scissors - you got me! LOL
    That sounds like a great meal to me and I'm all about "meals in a minute"!!

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  16. Hi Diana,
    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. When you get a chance, I can't wait for you to see what news I have posted on my blog...you will be so surprised! xo Cindy

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  17. This looks delicious and is right up my slinger cooking alley!

    Love to you and yours-
    buy some more hamburger to have on hand for Sweet Cheeks!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  18. YUM! I think my guys would love this.
    Potato mashers are useful indeed!

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