Happy Monday and sorry for the lack of existence on Friday as I ran into some more technical difficulties both at the hotel and the airport. This weekend was FUN to say the least. Zesty Junior had his 6th birthday party and invited his whole class to our house for some excitement. It was a great turnout and the kids had a blast.
With the weekend behind us, this week is action packed as well as I am trying to wrap up some lingering consulting jobs, get a start on some new ones, prepare the office for my vacation the following week and last but not least figure out the theme parks and passes for Disney World.
For the food today, take a step back in time and think of simple comforting ingredients that are easily accessible in your super market and inexpensive. Enter, a simple cabbage casserole that makes me very happy. I was first introduced to this casserole at my mother in laws and quickly fell in love with the texture and flavors.
The casserole is all EASY and very quick to prepare. It does take a little time to cook but you can whip it together quickly and is great for a side dish or even as a main course. This casserole is excellent for potlucks, excellent for reheating and can certainly be frozen.
- 1 Lb. Lean ground beef
- 1 Tsp. Olive oil
- 1 Onion ( chopped )
- 2 Cups Mushrooms ( chopped ) Optional
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- 1/8 Tsp. Pepper
- 1/2 Cup minute rice
- 1 10oz. Can tomato soup
- 1 Soup can of water
- 3 Cups coarsely chopped cabbage
- In a large frying pan, stir and break up the ground beef in oil for 1-2 minutes
- Add onion, salt, pepper, mushrooms and rice
- Mix well and continue sweating for 2-3 minutes. Add soup and water stir well.
- Turn cabbage onto a greased baking dish.
- Pour meat mixture over raw cabbage and bake covered at 325 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours.
Zesty Tip: Easily double up the batch by doubling the ingredients and store in Tupperware containers and freeze for up to a couple of months.
Birthday Party Shots
OK let’s kick start this week and get off to a great start. I will talk to you on Wednesday with a new product announcement and a sandwich that will make your belly rumble.