September 24, 2012

That Chill in the Air Calls for a Hearty Casserole

The Welcome Wreath!

The project for the weekend was to create a new Autumn wreath for the front door. Now I do have some beautiful wreaths from past years, but the problem remains that they are still hidden in the endless boxes, which have not been unpacked. We are managing to work our way through these and we did locate some wonderful possessions that we have not seen in a while. It's like reconnecting with long, lost friends. The new wreath was completed and I now feel we are ready to welcome the season. I think I like the end result...rather festive!!

 This is a quick and easy southwestern chili recipe that will be perfect for a cool Autumn night!

Cheesy Cheeseburger Casserole
2 lbs. ground beef
1/4 cup sour cream
1 large onion, chopped
1/3 cup green pepper, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup green onion, chopped
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 16-oz. package elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
2 8-oz. cans tomato sauce
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 8-oz. package cream cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Brown the ground beef and onion in a large skillet. Drain the excess fat. Add salt, pepper, and tomato sauce. Simmer slowly while preparing remaining ingredients. Combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, green pepper, and green onion. Place half of the cooked pasta in the roasting pan or casserole. Top with the cheese mixture, then the remaining pasta. Pour meat mixture over the top. Combine shredded cheddar and mozzarella and sprinkle cheeses on top. Garnish with chopped parsley. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes

1 comment:

  1. Here I am, salivating over this and it's not even 8AM! You have the best recipes... just perfect for our weather and taste! Making this!


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