Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Yummy Mummy Stuff

Happy Halloween!

This entire week sucked, but I pushed it aside to enjoy the evening with my kids and niece.

This is my last Kate Gosselin recipe (for now!) as next week I am all meal planned out via Pinterest.

In Kate's new cookbook she has a recipe called Yummy Stuff.  The name was weird and she wrote how much her kids loved it which is why it caught my attention.  It has egg noodles in it so I decided to rename it Yummy Mummy Stuff for the purposes of Halloween.  The egg noodles are the mummy wrapping.  

I must have too much time on my hands, I know.

It was good!

Yummy Mummy Stuff
2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon dried parsley
Pinch of black pepper
32 ounce store-bought beef gravy, or 4 cups beef broth, if making homemade
½ cup flour (if making homemade gravy)
20 ounces cooked egg noodles
Package of frozen mixed vegetables (this is my addition to the recipe to round out the meal)
It doesn't look pretty, but we can get away with it since it's Halloween.  Bottom line - it was hearty and everyone loved it.
Brown the beef in a saute pan and then add the garlic salt, parsley and pepper.
If using store-bought gravy, add the gravy to the browned meat mixture until heated through.
If making homemade beef gravy, in a medium pot, bring the beef broth to a boil; turn the heat to low and add the flour by the teaspoon.
Stir constantly until thickened into the desired gravy consistency.
Add to the meat mixture.
Stir in frozen mixed vegetables until heated through.
Spoon the meat/veg/gravy mixture over the noodles and serve.

Get It Done Tip: All of our holiday items are stored in the attic like most people.  Except if it is something that absolutely must be in a picture for tradition’s sake.  

For example, Thanksgiving there is a stuffed turkey the kids take a picture with every year since they were born.  One year we brought the Thanksgiving bins down and I was in a panic because I couldn’t find it.  After that experience I dedicated the top shelf in one of our closets for these special traditional items so they don’t get lost.  

Today I went to that special place in the closet and out came their trick or treat bags.   One less thing to stress about today since I knew exactly where they were. ;)

Hope everyone got lots of fun goodies!!

KLHF - This picture is for you - snacks!!

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