It is a beautiful day in the city! We ran some errands this morning and I finally picked up cherry tomato plants for my garden. After I finish this post I will eat lunch and then go get those babies in the ground.
One of our errands was to return some books to the library and sign up my daughter, J., for the summer reading program. The place was mobbed! Who knew kids really DO like to read?! haha! Each week the kids have to report on books they have read and they are entered in a raffle to win a book, then at the end if they have read 25 books they get a t-shirt. This years theme is Land Of Lincoln, which I personally think is pretty boring. Last year was Going Green about recycling and such, and was much more interesting for the kids.
I also made more of those Lemon Bars from Bakerella's blog. They are SO good! And so easy too. I had to have the oven on, but only for 40 minutes and it was still early so it was not hot out yet.
Anyhoo, I have some ground beef I need to use so I am going to make Cheesy Hamburger Hash. It is a stove-top meal - no oven! haha! I do not remember where I got this recipe and I haven't had it that long, maybe 5 or 6 years. My brain just does not work like it used to... >sigh<
CHEESY HAMBURGER HASH
1 lb. ground beef
2 tablespoons butter
1 bag frozen O'brien diced potatoes
1 can petite diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
2 tablespoons parsley
1/2 tablespoon garlic-pepper-salt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a medium saucepan, brown ground beef and drain off fat.
Meanwhile in a large skillet, melt the butter then add the potatoes. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
To the potatoes, add in beef, tomatoes, and seasonings; stir well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir well, then pat mixture down. Sprinkle with cheese, cover, cook 5 more minutes.
You could buy regular diced tomatoes and add your own Italian seasonings, or use mozzarella cheese instead. A lot of times I have half used bags of different shredded cheeses in my fridge and I just use those to get rid of them. My husband really loves this dish. Tonight I will serve it with a big green salad.