Do you have any childhood favorite meals? One of my all time favorite meals I remember as a child is Hearty Casserole. I always asked for it all year round, even though my mom only really wanted to make it in the Fall and Winer since it has to cook in the oven for an hour. I recently made this meal and since I haven't had it in years, eating it was all the more delicious! Some meals, flavors and scents just remind you of a lot of things and this meal in particular reminds of me of all of my family eating at the dinner table together, talking about our day at school.
1 Pound of Hamburger or Turkey Burger
1/2 - 3/4 Pound of American Cheese, Cubed
8 oz of Cooked Elbow Noodles (1/2 a box of 1 pound)
*Make sure you only use half. More than half of a box will result in a dryer casserole.
1/2 a Bag of Frozen Corn
1 Can of Tomato Soup
1/3 Cup of Chopped Onion
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon of Mustard
Cook your noodles as directed on the box. Brown your burger and onions in a skillet until no longer pink. In a 2-quart baking dish, mix your noodles, can of tomato soup, frozen corn, cubed cheese, mustard, salt and black pepper. Then mix in your burger and onions. Completely mix everything together. Spray your baking dish and add casserole mixture, then cover your baking dish with tin foil. Put in a preheated oven of 350 degrees and bake for 50-60 minutes until hot and heated through.