I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I sure did. I have amazing children and a wonderful husband. I got some chocolate covered strawberries that where amazing. I’ve decided that I have some growing to do. My husband bought a side by side and so my family got me a new helmet. Now I know that you are suppose to wear a helmet when riding, but I figured I would just borrow one of the many that we have around here. Yes, I know that they do get a little, or a lot, stinky, so I guess that it is best to have your own stink on your head! Right!! I need to be better about appreciating gifts from others. My husband is very good at remembering me on every birthday and every holiday. He is truly amazing. Sometimes I guess it is just hard to hide your true feelings. I keep telling myself it is time to sit back and rock the grand babies, but my husband wants to be 18 again. I guess that it is time to start getting younger. Now will someone please tell my body that? If you happen to see me out on the side by side with my new helmet on—wave!!! Now on to the Hamburger Pasta Casserole Bake!
I got this Hamburger Pasta Casserole Bake recipe from our family cook book. You won’t believe this but there are 89 grand kids! Yep, that is right. My mother was the oldest of 11 children. My second child was the 200th great grandchild and I am going to have to do my homework because I must say, I don’t know how many great grandchildren there are now. My grandparents raised amazing children. They taught them good work ethics. Anyway, we have a family cookbook with a lot of amazing recipes that were contributed by family members. Some of my very best memories were playing with my cousins, I had about 5 that were very close to my age that lived within in a 5 mile radius that I got to play with regularly. We had sleepovers and we just had a lot of fun times hanging together. This recipe is from one of my cousins that I did more with after we were married. We lived close to each other and I use to cut her family members’ hair. Then they moved, and we moved in the opposite direction and now we are a couple of hours apart. So we only see each other once in awhile. I sure miss all of my cousins. I also had cousins in Hawaii and some in Alaska. I never got to go to Alaska, but I did get to go to Hawaii when I was eight. What a blast. Then we stopped in New Mexico on our way home from Hawaii and saw my cousins that lived there. Talk about 2 extremes! But the company was the best at each place. They took very good care of us and it was a once in a life time experience. My son that is married told me to try this. I love when your kids come up with great ideas. They have amazing knowledge and experience to share and we can always learn from them. And it was good. I hope that you will enjoy this Hamburger Pasta Casserole Bake as much as we did.
- 1/2 pound hamburger
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup salsa
- 2 cups small macaroni shells, (cooked and drained and not too hot)
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
- (blend cream cheese and sour cream together)
- 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 1/2 cups grated cheese (sharp, or medium)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a skillet brown hamburger and onion. Drain.
- Add tomato sauce and salsa.
- Simmer to blend the flavors.
- Butter a 9″ X 13″ casserole pan.
- Make layers of cooked macaroni, blended cream cheese and sour cream, then hamburger mixture, sprinkle on 1/2 the corn and 1/2 the grated cheese.
- Repeat the layers.
- Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until warm.