Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Husband's Delight

As promised….Husband’s Delight from our fun 1974 Southern Living’s Casseroles Cookbook.

I’m not so sure that it is really a delight, lots of cheese and noodles. My husband is more of a meat and potatoes, stick to your ribs kind of guy. My kids on the other hand were delighted by this meal. I have never had hamburger helper meals but I’ve seen them on the shelf in stores many times and have imagined their taste. If I were forced to equate this meal to something I think I would choose a hamburger helper meal.
And from my wife perspective it’s a lot of prep work and a lot of cleaning for a little bang.
So, if you are so inclined to prepare Husband’s delight for your husbands make sure there are kids around to eat it all up. Also, I think it needs more seasoning.

Husband’s Delight recipe
Adapted from Southern Living’s Casseroles Cookbook
Copyright 1974
Cost $1.95

1 1/2 pound Ground Beef
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
2 C Sour Cream
3 green Onions
2 tablespoons of butter (I used Olive oil)
2 8oz cans of tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Sugar
1-Teaspoon Salt
Dash Pepper
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
2 5oz packages of noodles
½ cup shredded Cheese

In bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream and onions.
Brown meat in butter (olive oil): add tomato sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.

Cook noodles according to package directions.
In 2-quart casserole dish, alternate layers of noodles, beef mixture and sour cream mixture.
Top with shredded cheese and bake at 350°f until brown.

What I changed:
I used Olive oil to brown my meat instead of butter.
1 pound of noodles instead of 10ozs.
More sour cream so that just a tiny bit would not be left in the container and more than ½ cup of shredded cheese.

Again, my kids loved it and I MAY make it just for them.


Sara said...

That looks really good, I love these type of casseroles!

Culinary Wannabe said...

So it's more like a "kid's delight, mom's mess!"

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Definitely looks like a good kid friendly meal.

test it comm said...

That looks so good!

Donna-FFW said...

Hey, if the kids eat it, it so works!!

grace said...

i love classic old cookbooks with classic old recipes. this one's a winner, through and through. great name, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Call me nuts, but this was pretty good! I subbed ground turkey, added an onion to the meat mixture, and used more cheese. I love recipes from classic/vintage cookbooks. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

My mom had a recipe for Husband's Delight she made when we were growing up! My Dad loved it, and we thought it was pretty good, too. I'm not sure what my husband would think, I might have to try it on him and see.