When you have small children and an enabling husband, they make you do stuff like this while photographing your meal for your blog.
Obviously, placing LEGO Minifigures on one’s dinner plate and making Mom photograph them is way more fun than eating itself.
Despite the dinner games, everyone really enjoyed this recipe from the Pioneer Woman’s website.
The Pioneer Woman’s Sour Cream Noodle Bake
The original recipe can be found here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/03/sour-cream-noodle-bake/
1-1/4 pound ground beef
1 can tomato sauce (about 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
8 ounces, egg noodles
1/2 cup sour cream
1-1/4 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown your ground beef in a large skillet. Drain any excess fat and add tomato sauce, salt and pepper.Stir and simmer.
Cook egg noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Add to noodles and stir. Add green onions and stir.
Add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, then sprinkle on half the grated cheddar. Repeat with noodles, meat, then a final layer of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted.