Hamburger Noodle Bake

DSC_7793 (1600x1060)This is an old standby.  Any kind of noodles will work, and whatever cheese you have will be probably be ok so long as they will melt well enough.  I have havarti, mozzarella, and Parmesan in this one, plus some white process cheese with jalapenos that comes in a block like Velveeta and is meant for nachos.  I brown and drain the hamburger, remove it to a bowl and cook onions and celery down with some of the fat while the noodles are boiling.  Melt the cheeses along with a splash of milk in the microwave and mix everything together along with a ladle of the pasta water and then put it into a casserole pan for the oven.  Top with more cheese and cover with foil and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes and then take off the foil to toast the top a little.DSC_7790 (1600x1060)Add a side salad and you are good to go!

Sammich Pr0n – Cold Cuts and Cheese Sub

DSC_7764 (1600x1060)My local Kroger store carries these foot long sub rolls, par baked and ready for a 400 degree oven.  I buy several when I see them and pop them into the freezer.  They are better when they are baked right away but they don’t lose too much in the freezer if they are thawed and baked before much time has passed.  A month is too long.  I pulled this one this morning and made a nice sammich.  This one has three kinds of cold cuts:  Lebanon bologna, ham, and salami with cheddar and havarti.  I love slaw on these, this is made with cabbage, onions, and sweet peppers in a seasoned rice vinegar.

Mmm… Soup

DSC_6527 [1600x1200]… because it cooled off overnight into the mid-fifties.  This one is beef and onions with barley, one of my favorites.  There is a slice of havarti on top, along with a puddle of butter because I am old and slow to trip the shutter.  DSC_6524 [1600x1200]And a sammich, because.. soup ‘n sammich!  We had leftover cheesesteak from the cheesesteak fries the other night and I saved the meat and cheese in the same container so it was reheated together.  Pretty sloppy so I toasted slices from a load of garlic bread to contain it.