Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lazy mom cooks. (stealthy meat muffins)

Oh I was going to get you a link on stealthy vegetables and turns out it's a hot little topic! I totally do it. I also make my family eat whole vegetables because veggies are yummy. But I stealth them because then my sauces go further and how can even MORE veggies hurt. And in all honesty I TELL them, so if they grow up only liking veggies puried into things they can just make them that way for themselves.

Anyhow I'm a lazy mom. Sorta, I mean I think I'm a good mom. But some things I'm lazy about. This is one of my favorite recipies for when I really don't feel like cooking.
Ingredients. Now you can vary these, the important parts are the stuffing (any kind you like, although the cornbread ones make weird meat muffins) something wet, like the ketchut, eggs (not pictured) and ground beef (not pictured) The first thing is to put all your canned veggies in your mixer and mix the heck out of them. MMM that looks delicious.
Random: this is why I love an easy recipe. This is not poor photography, my kids really are two blonde blurrs. Also I'm not sure if it's important to the recipe so I'll add you should shout, "don't touch that" and "Get out of the kitchen" a few times while making this. Also "What did he do?" "Stop hitting your brother" and "get out of the laundry room" will work. Also the little corner where your fridge is makes an effective time out, adding "No talking, every time you talk I'm starting this time out over" to the things you must chant at your food.
So after you mix up the veggies add the other stuff. Yes, I used that whole bag of stuffing. I don't know how much ground beef, not tons. Do you shop at Costco? I use two of those odd circle things the meat comes in at Costco to make 24 meat muffins. Mix enough that the wet stuff pretty much dissolves the bread from the stuffing. It works if you don't but is odder because you can SEE bread in your meat muffin.

Then plop them into a muffin pan you sprayed with cooking spray. (I use Winn Dixie brand, I use a LOT of Winn Dixie brand stuff, not green beans though WD green beans are poop.

(apparently you should also yell, "What did you do to him" while blogging, then hold the short kid while he cries)

I like to add a good bit of catsup to the tops of my muffins. This looks like "frosting".. if you squint. Sorta. Anyhow baked catsup is super tasty. I justify the sugar in it by all those veggies I put in.
Then you bake at 350 until it's done. Like 20-30 minutes. Start looking at it around 20.

I rekon you don't have to serve a veggie with this. I'm serving pineapple for dessert.

quilt progress:

I'm quilting. All the time. My even feed is loud. It gives me a headache. But it's looking good.

Well the blurr children are calling for me to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I'm an awesome singer. (no)


6 comments:

Kim H. said...

Yummy! Anything made in a muffin tin has to be good ;)

Cinda said...

You are so funny!!!

I'm a bad mom - my kid ate a frozen kids meal, hubbie is still at work at 7:30 p.m., and I've not eaten!

Linda B said...

You are an awesome mom.You make all that when you "don't feel like cooking"??? You didn't learn that from me. Hug the blurrs.

Mom

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing! I love to see how others cook and what they cook. I've never done canned carrots before, that's a great idea for easy! I've done grated carrots and zucchini, but that takes time and more to clean up.
Did you mix the meat with the veggies with the mixer too? or do that part by hand?

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing! I love to see how others cook and what they cook. I've never done canned carrots before, that's a great idea for easy! I've done grated carrots and zucchini, but that takes time and more to clean up.
Did you mix the meat with the veggies with the mixer too? or do that part by hand?

Erin K said...

Jessica, I do it ALL in the mixer. I mix everything I can in there. Also I'm not super fond of touching raw ground beef. :)