Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lazy Tuesday

Fletcher has claimed the desk chair as his own. He's in it most of the time now instead of in a dog bed or on the couch like the others.

Eli sleeping on Daddy's lap. He's all legs and feet. Eli not Barnaby. Hee.

Our lunch today (Barnaby caught the sickness I had last week and stayed home from work again today.) Recipe below.

I'm taking Fletcher, Sammi, and Eli to the vet this afternoon for shots and check-ups. That should be an adventure trying to wrangle all three of them up there and back. I'm certainly not going to go to separate appointments for them though. Fun-fun!

I found this on allrecipes.com, but the recipe below is the recipe I altered after reading all the reviews.

Amish Yumazuti

1 pound ground beef, browned
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
12 oz package uncooked egg noodles
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
¾ cup water
Salt & Pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place noodles in a pot of lightly salted boiling water. Cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Cook the onion and garlic in a skillet with 1 Tbsp olive oil until soft. Add ground beef and salt & pepper in a skillet over medium heat until meat is darkly browned. (Don’t stir until it’s really brown. This makes the flavor really come thru.) Drain off excess grease. Place soups into a medium bowl and dilute with ¾ cup water to thin it out a little.

Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place half of the browned beef mixture in the bottom of the dish. Cover with half of the noodles, then half of the tomatoes. Spoon half of the cream of chicken soup over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with ½ cup of the shredded cheese. Repeat layers, and bake covered with foil for 45 minutes in the preheated oven or until heated through and bubbly. Remove the foil, add the remaining cheese to the top and bake uncovered for another 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Let stand for 10 minutes to set before serving.


*Update: We just ate lunch, and this casserole could not have been any better...delicious!


  1. Amish Yuma-WHATee?? Strange name, but I will definitely have to try it! It still sounds delicious, and EASY too! I like THAT as the summer rolls in!... (of course, we're STILL, yes, STILL wearing jackets here! )0:<

  2. That's funny. Tiny claimed my desk chair for her bed when I got my new one at Christmas time. We buy them beds and they sleep where THEY want to....sheesh!


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