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Goulash & Bread tonight

So, I had no idea what we were having for dinner until lunch time, which is not normal for me. I did a pantry raid and this is what I came up with. Hope ya'll enjoy!

Pantry Raid Goulash
1lb. ground beef (last time I used half beef and half turkey)
1 medium onion, diced
1- 29oz. can diced tomatoes
2- 29oz. cans tomato sauce
2- 15oz. cans kidney beans, drained & rinsed
2- 15oz. cans whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4tsp. pepper
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (you can pretty much use any pasta you have, it doesn't really matter)
Cook pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking brown the meat and onion together. Drain off fat. Add the canned ingredients and seasonings; mix well. Mix in the drained pasta. Simmer on low for 25 - 35 minutes.
I normally cook the pasta first in a big pot. When it's done, I put the pasta in the strainer, then use that same pot to finish up the recipe.
I like to serve this with a salad or green veggie and bread.
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The bread I'm making tonight is my own creation. I could never find a recipe that worked real well in my bread machine. So, I messed around a lot and came up with my own. This ended up being parts of several recipes all rolled into one.

Just Plain Bread- for the machine
3 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
I Tbsp butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups water
Gently mix yeast with flour and place in bread machine. Then add remaining ingredients. This recipe seems to work well using normal or rapid cycles. So, select desired cycle and the machine will do the rest.

2 comments:

Kingdom First Mom said...

A bread maker is on my wish-list! Any luck on the camera yet?

nessatxmom said...

Not yet. I am determined to earn the money for this myself, if at all possible. I am hoping by next week. :-)

My bread maker is a garage sale find from my Mema & Pepa. I've wanted one forever, so I was thrilled when they gave it to me!