Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Where, Oh Where . . .

. . . has Oklahoma Granny been?

Well, I've been around. I've been visiting my favorite blogs, sometimes leaving comments, sometimes not.

It just seems there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done that NEEDS to be done and do the things I WANT to do too.

Is it like that for you?

I haven't even taken many pictures lately, hence the header you see above. It's from 2011. I don't mean to mislead you. We haven't had any snow at all this year unless you count the few flakes that fell last week - or maybe it was week before last.

With the exception of a handful of days that you could say it was truly cold, we seem to be having a very mild winter. That's kind of nice right now  for those who don't care for the cold but I'm afraid we'll have a ton of bugs this summer. 

Oklahoma needs rain! We have a good chance for some of the wet stuff tonight and tomorrow.

Rainy and/or cold weather is the best time for comfort food, don't you think? I bought a new cookbook a couple of weeks ago. It's one of those marvelous church cookbooks that translates to tried-and-true recipes.

This one is filled with lots of recipes that are new to me and I've picked out several to try.

I'm going to share one with you that I have already made. Both AD and I really liked it. It's called Goulash but it's not like any goulash AD and I have ever had. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


1 1/2 pounds hamburger
1 onion, chopped (I used dried onion because AD isn't a fan of onions)
1 box Macaroni & Cheese
1/2 stick of butter or margarine
1 can chili (no beans)
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
1 can Ranch Style beans
1 can whole kernel corn (drained)

Brown the hamburger and onion and drain well.
In a separate pan, cook the macaroni and drain it well. Stir the butter into the macaroni and then the packet of cheese that comes in the box.
Mix the mac & cheese into the hamburger mixture along with the chili, Rotel tomatoes, bean and drained corn. Heat through and enjoy.

NOTE: When AD and I talked about the dish we decided it might be good to kick it up a bit the next time by adding a bit of taco seasoning or some diced jalapenos.


  1. The weather this year is crazy everywhere In all my years, I have ever seen such strange things going on. Stay warm and enjoy this fine dish.

  2. I've been wondering about you. I love this great weather, but I'm sure hoping for some much needed rain tonight. The recipe sounds yummy!


  3. Oh, how I love goulash...the ultimate comfort food!

    Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

  4. Glad to see you post. So many places have been in a drought. Rain would sure be a blessing.

  5. That sounds delicious! Boy have I missed you! Hope we are BOTH back on track with being around!

  6. That does sound like a new twist on Goulash. I will try it.
    We are getting freezing drizzle and then going to turn to snow over night. BLAH

  7. I know exactly what you mean by not enough time in a day! We "Grannys" seem to get busier & busier everyday. But, I'm glad you are back & am looking forward to catching up :) Hope you have a great week ... oh, I do pray you get your much needed rain soon!

  8. Glad your back, next time, don't stay away so long. The goulash sounds delicious. And man can I waste the time reading church or community cookbooks.

  9. Rain, rain, rain, I hope it does tonight!

    Recipe looks awesome...yummy.

  10. I'm glad you posted. I was beginning to worry about you! I have indeed felt that there isn't enough time to do everything that needs doing. {Most days, in fact.} This is the perfect season for goulash, stews and chili. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I will give it a try!

    Your Friend,

  11. I'm enjoying the weather. I can take the cold, I just don't want any ice. I've been wondering where you were.

  12. Missed you but totally understand. I pop in every once in a while and blog but have found that I only have time to read them on my days off (if I am not overhauling the house or something like that) I have decided that it is okay to read and NOT comment. Believe it or not, that was hard for me!! But, they are supposed to be fun to read - not feel like a part time job, right?

  13. Glad to see a new post- I was wondering if you were ok. My mom used to make goulash, but with a few difference from this recipe. I'll have to try it- the next cold snap we get!

  14. I'm still around, too, but having a hard time getting back to my blog for the same reason you posted. Who knew that I'd be so busy once I retired?!!!