Thursday, May 23, 2013

FINDING COMFORT IN GOULASH

Last night I was driving home from work - hungry.  The traffic was crazy and I began to crave GOULASH.  Yes, goulash is a good thing and it is an American institution.  So, a quick stop at the market for ground beef and I was home in the kitchen in no time.




  But the goulash is basically: 8 oz of prepared boiled macaroni, 1 1/4 lbs  ground beef which is fried with 1 chopped onion and 1/2 chopped large green pepper and 1 Tb butter, salt and pepper to taste, 1 can chopped tomatoes and 1 can condensed tomato soup and shredded cheese for the top.  Bake at 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

We love a healthy salad too.








See my pretty pink plates:  I recently found 6 of these for $3.00 each.  They may not really be old as there is a lot of reproduction
depression glass out there and frankly I can't tell the difference.

19 comments:

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Great minds think alike! I made Goulash recently too. My recipe uses red peppers instead of green and some finely chopped celery a little sprinkle of thyme or basil. What is the soup you use? That might be what's really different. It was funny, when we ate for dinner, we were exclaiming, this is so good...why haven't we made this in a long time? Really I know it's because of the pasta...but oh it was comfort food for sure.

p.s. I linked up earlier...and it's not showing. I hope you aren't wrestling with a linky issue. I don't enjoy technical difficulties and I bet your don't either.
Blessings

Linda Jennings said...

What a beautiful table you set for your goulash meal! Comfy food in a lovely setting.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh the goulash sounds wonderful. I love the table setting and the pretty pink dishes. This looks like a wonderful blog party.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful table setting for a yummy meal! Thanks for hosting, Bernideen :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen, than you so much for featuring my chicken pot pie and the wonderful shout-out. We are visiting our mothers in Ohio and didn't have anything to share today. Your goulash is making me so hungry right now and I love your table.

Sarah said...

Bernideen this looks delicious. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. ~ Sarah

Jeannie and Linda said...

Bernideen, I love all the features! I'll have the goulash, pot pie and banana pie at that pretty outdoor table! And we can sit and admire the beautiful purses. Such talented ladies.
Thanks so much for hosting. Have a beautiful weekend!

Peace,
Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
it looks really yummy and in your new kitchen very cozy.
Best greetings, Johanna

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Thanks for hosting one of my favourite party of the week!

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen, I so appreciate you featuring my Rose Water Jelly - I do love it! I was so hungry last night waiting for Dearest to come home - late! I am sure if I told him I was having your goulash, he'd drop all he was doing and come over - we had fish and grits :)
Thanks for hosting and sharing,
Kathy
Have a blessed weekend

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, The salad and goulash look great! We are grilling out tonight: beef and veg. kabobs. I enjoyed the purses you featured. They are so colorful and beautifully crafted. Have a great wknd!

Beth said...

Just an fyi - you don't need to publish this one. I tried to link, but my link didn't show up. Not sure why. Have a nice wknd, Bernideen!
Beth

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, that looks like a lovely dinner. AND chicken pot pie is one of the regulars on my table! Thought of you when I was in Napa recently and could not find a place that serves a real afternoon tea.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

All the dishes look delicious!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a delicious post, Bernideen! I am so happy you have featured my Banana Mallow pie! It really is yummy. Would love to sit and enjoy some of your goulash & salad on those pretty pink plates. I can't tell the difference either between the new and vintage pieces. They're all beautiful. Wishing you a lovely Memorial Day weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marilyn Miller said...

The goulash looks and sounds good. Yummm!
Very pretty pink plates too.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh Bernideen! My mom used to make goulash, I haven't had it in years! I was a vegetarian from 1975 till 1998, a good chunk of my life - but doctor's orders said I wasn't getting enough protein so start eating meat I did. I don't eat much, but I would definately eat this yummy recipe!

It's cold and rainy here today, think I may have to make that soon, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernideen! Such lovely features and your goulash looks so good and so does your pretty table. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Angela McRae said...

Your rosy napkins and placemats are just perfect with the new shabby chic furnishings!