The second week of school and I am already tired of packing my sons lunch. This is not a good sign. He has seen my Instagram feed with all the pictures of fun and creative lunches that kids are getting. And now, he wants that. For the last year, he wanted the same thing in his lunch every, single, day. This year, not only does he want to change it up (which is perfectly fine with me), he wants it to be fun and different most days. I was at the store the other day and saw one of those divided tupperwear containers on sale, so I picked it up. Now it is time to figure out what to put in it. I am just not that creative early in the morning!
Yesterday I shared with you over 30 great back to school dinner ideas. All recipes that are ready in less than 30 minutes, so they are perfect for busy weeknights. Today I am here to share yet another quick and easy dinner idea. It seems that most Americans grew up with Hamburger Helper being kind of a staple around the dinner table. It isn’t hard to see why either. Brown some ground beef; add noodles, a seasoning packet, and water; and let it simmer until done. You really can’t get much easier than that. But, you can get better tasting, and almost as easy! Trust me, this is ready in the same amount of time, and you will feel so much better about feeding it to your family.
The same components in the box mix, make an appearance here. The main difference is you have to measure the seasonings yourself, but this also means nothing fake is involved. AND you get REAL CHEESE!! A piping hot, meaty, creamy, cheesy supper the kids and grown ups will love, and only 20 minutes worth of work. You will never go back to the box mix again! Serve with fruit, a salad, roasted asparagus, or even basil garlic bread. The leftovers were just as good the next day for lunch too! I am sharing this recipe today at Food Fanatic as one of their resident Easy Dinner fanatics!