Thursday, April 5, 2012

The thing that CHANGED my life (next to Paisley!...ha!)

Ok, ok...I know I have been the WORST blogger lately but life as a full time working mom is HECTIC! However, life has been made easier thanks to something I like to call...MEAL SWAP!! Several of my close friends who are in our community group have gotten together about once a month and done a meal swap. Each person makes one dish and makes a TON (8- 4 person servings to be exact). Then we all swap our meals and have dinner for 8 nights made and in the freezer!! (16 meals really for Jonathan and I since we can eat off of them for 2 nights). I am so thankful for these meals and the fact they allow me for more time with my hubs and this cutie patootie at night...So here is my last swap...

I got these disposable trays from Sam's in bulk. It is always a few hours of work but so worth it in the end!

This was my dish this past time- one of Jonathan's favorites... Mexican Noodle Casserole.

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 cup of chopped onions

1 can Rotel, drained

16oz. package of wide egg noodles

1 can of condensed tomato soup

1 can corn, drained

1 can sliced mushrooms, drained

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 1b. Velveeta cheese

Salt and pepper

Brown beef in a small amount of oil with onions. Drain and set aside. In separate bowl, mix tomato soup, cream of mushroom soup, and cubed Velveeta. Microwave until cheese is melted and mix together. Add cooked and drained noodles. Add together remaining ingredients and ground beef and stir until mixed thoroughly. Spread in casserole dish and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes (thawed) or 1 hour (if frozen). Enjoy!

We label and date our creations and then meet at someones house on a Sunday to exchange. Genius, huh? Hope everyone has a great weekend- I can't wait to show off pics of my cutie in her Easter dress!!

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