I don’t want to cook dinner tonight …But I did and The Hamburger Yummy is born.


It was just one of those evenings where I just wanted to veg on the couch.  But, me being me, and having too much to do, could not do that.  So, I did a little horse training, because this lady is tired of that adorable new horse running from me each and every time I walk out to get him.  It only took one day of offering treats to him, now he follows me everywhere!  I just love that little guy!  I groomed the boys and fed and watered everyone.  The boy and I played on the zipline a bit and now on to the house to figure out dinner.

I stand looking into my lovely stainless side-by-side fridge/freezer and hoping that by some miracle something will have produced itself, which I can just pop in the oven and an hour later magically have a lovely dinner for my family.  I looked and looked and nothing.  I am so sad!  If we lived closer to town it would be a pizza delivery night.  Who am i kidding?  I have never in my life lived where pizza was avaliable for delivery to my doorstep.  I can almost hear you all gasping, but it is true.  Anyway…There are only three of us in our little family and many times I will prepare a casserole, freeze half of it and serve half of it.  But, tonight there is nothing of that nature in my freezer.  Dang it!  I have hamburger meat ready to go, so, dinner will revolve around that.  Hamburger meat.  Little L loves Hamburger Helper! Loves it!  Really, if it came down to steak or HH! It would be a toss up.  And the boy loves his steak, too!  I had HH in mind when I came up with this super easy, one skillet dish.


1 pound ground beef

1 onion chopped or sliced, your preference

1 can cream of mushroom soup

2-1/2 cup egg noodles,

2-3 soup cans water

Seasoning salt

1. Brown ground beef, drain, and spice it up with a dash or two of seasoning salt.

2. Add chopped onions and continue cooking for about 3 minutes, onions will not be cooked thoroughly at this point. Don’t worry they will have plenty of time to get happy and cooked throughly.

3. Reduce heat to low and add the can of mushroom soup and water.  Stir it in well.

4. Add in noodles and stir again.

5. COVER! Yes, covering is the secret.  Check back in about 5 minutes and give it a whirl, just to make sure it is not sticking and recover.

6. Dish will be ready in about 10 minutes.  You can leave it cooking on low for quite sometime, though… like, until your child stops dilly dallying and finishes their homework.  Of course that has never happened to my child. 🙂

By the way hubby and the boy told me we never have to buy HH again!  I’d say that is a pretty good compliment!


3 responses »

  1. Sounds super easy & yummy! I would use lean ground beef, low fat soup & whole wheat noodles though so I do not make Mr. Eddie too chubby!!!

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