I’m siiiiiiiiick. I’m also whining though the keyboard. I started to feel run down yesterday, but I attributed it to stress and allergies. I woke up this morning with a sore throat, cough, sore neck, sore arms, sore everything. I went to my 10AM class this morning because we have an exam on Friday, but I couldn’t keep my eyes open or anything in focus. I chalked up the rest of the school day as a loss and came back home to try to sleep it off until work. Fast forward a few hours and it’s 3:30, Justin calls and asks where I am, since I usually come to work early. Sleep had not chased whatever I have away, so here I am. At home, which is nice, but sick and miserable and feeling like a major baby. Boo.
I did accomplish one thing today, I made an amazing crock pot meatloaf and potatoes. I had no idea how it would turn out, so I didn’t take pictures to share, but I will when I make it again. Crock pot = new BFF.
I do have a recipe to share, although it’s so ridiculously easy I’m almost embarrassed to be proud of it, haha. I found myself with an abundance of ground beef that we pulled out of the freezer for the camp and never used, so it needed used up pronto. (Hence the meatloaf as well.) So I made a favorite of mine that I like to put a little spin on; Cheesy Beef Stroganoff!
This recipe is so easy, like I said. You can probably have it done in under 20 minutes, the longest part of the recipe is browning the meat. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 lb. ground beef (or turkey, pork, whatever)
  • About 8 oz Velveeta (you don’t want much more, or you over power every other taste with cheese, unless of course you like that!)
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup.
  • egg noodles, however much you want
  • chopped mushrooms (optional. I’m not a big fan but Justin loves them)
    Brown the beef, drain the fat/juices. Add about 3-3 cups of water and egg noodles, simmer until the noodles are done cooking. Add the cream of mushroom and chopped mushrooms and mix it all together. Once all that is heated up cut up the velveeta in little cubes and melt those in. And…that’s it. Seriously. This also makes enough to feed about a family of four for well under $10. I freeze half of what I make for some other time, but there’s only two of us, and as good as this stuff is, you can’t eat it more than two days in a row. haha. It’s seriously the best stroganoff recipe I’ve ever made, and I’ve tried crazy-complex ones that use cream of every vegetable ever and white wine and craziness. Go with this one if you are in the mood for stroganoff.
  • That’s about all I have in me tonight. Tomorrow I start my observation at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, which I’m really curious about! I think it will be an excellent learning experience. This weekend will be dominated by wedding stuff, and I have a mountain of homework to attend to. I am starting to see the light at the end of the school tunnel though, I can’t wait!