Thursday, October 23, 2014

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Wow, it's been another long break since I last blogged - too long! The end of summer and start of fall have been very busy and unfortunately my blog got away from me. From enjoying the US Open with friends to seeing one of my favorite artists Jason Mraz live, training for and running my first half marathon to spending a few weeks traveling around Europe, it's been a busy but fun few months. Now that fall is really starting to set in, my favorite time of the year, I'm more than ready to start cooking and blogging about my favorite fall dishes!

I couldn't decide what I wanted to make for dinner other than something comforting and quick to make, and all of a sudden, a childhood favorite popped into my head - hamburger helper! What's better than a 20 minute meal that's meaty and cheesy? After cooking the ground beef and adding in the spices, the entire mixture simmered together until it became a pan of thick, creamy goodness. I even added a full two cups of cheddar cheese to make it creamier.

The hamburger helper turned out delicious, reminiscent of my childhood but even better since it didn't come out of a box. I will definitely make this again when I'm craving some comfort food. What's your favorite childhood dish to recreate? Let me know in the comments section!