Yay! I finally did it! I finally got a “Yummy. That was Deeee-licious, Mommy!” in reference to a dinner I cooked. This was overly exciting for me since:
1. I’m not a cook (although I have mastered hot dogs on the grill)
2. I haven’t had to cook dinner in 2+ years (yay to hubby working from home and boo that he’s now in an office again)
3. I’m typically a crazed lunatic after picking up 2 hungry kids from daycare and making a civilized dinner before 7pm (I’ve been known to stop at Dunkin Donuts to keep the hunger cries at bay for 15 minutes)
Plus, you should know that I made my masterpiece super fast (under 15 minutes), did it in 1 pan with NO measuring. Basically, it was super easy, no-stree, and un-screw-up-able. Seriously.
Now, I know you’re wondering “what is this wonder meal?”, this piece-de-resistance (pardon my lack of French here), this marvel that makes mouths water and children cheer for more? Drumroll please. . . it’s my world famous “Big Mac in a Pot!” That’s right. Not very sexy sounding, but o-so-tasty!
I first had it as a Girl Scout and I’ve dreamed about it ever since. I hadn’t had it since I was 8, but it struck a total taste bud in my mind. And I’m happy to say that it totally delivered against my memory from, let’s just say, 20+ years ago. Now, my dilemma is that I have only ONE strong meal in my repertoire (OK. Two if you count my hot dogs, which my kids do).
So, in exchange for the recipe below I’m asking for a little something from you. . . . PLEASE send me your simple Deeee-licious recipes that I can use to wow my 3-year old. Thank you and ENJOY!!!!
BIG MAC IN A POT
1 lb ground beef (or turkey)
Couple Handfuls of Ripped up lettuce
Couple Handfuls of Shredded cheese
Couple Handfuls of Tomatoes (I cut cherry tomatoes in half)
Generous spoonfuls of Thousand Island Dressing
Brown ground beef in a skillet.
Drain off excess fat and remove from heat.
Stir in lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and Thousand Island dressing. Add in more to suit your taste.