Monday, October 1, 2018

October Happenings and a Cheese Burger Casserole

I cannot believe it is already October 1st.  Before you know it Christmas will be here and we will be ringing in a New Year.  It boggles my mind how quickly time flies.

I'm just stopping in today to share a wonderful casserole that will take care of the Cheese Burger hankering you get when the weather is more conducive to baking than grilling.  I'm also going to give you a sneak preview of what I have planned this month.

On the Farm:

  • Close the Pool
  • Winterize Chicken Coop
  • Repair Chicken Pen
  • Fall Clean up in Yard
  • Remodel Bathroom (?)

Family Life:

  • Continue Adoption Process
  • Choir
  • Angel Face
  • Finish out Football/Cheer season
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Halloween Gathering/Haunted Hayride/Bonfire
  • Confirmation Classes
  • Harvest Dinner at Church
  • Celebrate Amy's Birthday
  • Chicago, The Musical
  • Celebrate Danielle's Birthday
  • Halloween

Blogging World

  • Kitchen Matrix each Tuesday
  • Foodie Extravaganza
  • Italian Wine Pairing
  • Beware Vampires Baking Project
  • Bread Bakers
  • Halloween around the World
  • National Pizza Day
  • Improv Cooking Challenge
  • Halloween Recipes
  • Freaky Fruit Fridays
  • #MerlotMe
  • #Choctoberfest
  • Fantastical Food Fight
  • Bundt Bakers
  • Fish Friday
  • French Wine Pairing
  • Soup Saturday
  • Dead and Breakfast
  • Muffin Monday
  • Weekly Menus
And of course, in between events I will be sharing our daily lives with stories, photos and recipes.  I look forward to seeing you each day........

I discovered this recipe by Girl Gone Mom during our Back to School Recipe Round Up.  I adapted ti slightly and put it together for a weeknight meal.  It is rich, filling, budget friendly, quick and delicious.  Perfect for Back to School, Family Friendly meals.  Enjoy........

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Cheese Burger Casserole

prep time: 5 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 35 mins
This casserole is rich, filling, budget friendly, quick and delicious. Perfect for Back to School, Family Friendly meals.


1 lb. ground beef
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 small sweet onion, diced
1/2 c. ketchup
1 T. mustard
1 tomato, diced
chopped dill pickles, to taste
1 lb. frozen tater tots
8 oz. Velveeta Cheese
1 c. milk
1 c. shredded Colby Jack Cheese


Season ground beef with salt and pepper.  Brown in a skillet over med high heat until crumbly and cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Add onions and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain fat, if necessary and stir in the ketchup and mustard.  Put into the bottom of a 2 qt. casserole.

Sprinkle with the tomatoes and pickles.  Layer the potatoes over all.

In a sauce pan over med high heat stir the velveeta cheese and milk until hot, bubbly and melted. Pour over the top of the potatoes.  Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and bake in a preheated 425* oven for 20 minutes until hot, bubbly and slightly browned.


Adapted from a recipe found at Girl Gone Mom
Created using The Recipes Generator


  1. Oh my goodness. This sounds totally delicious!!

    1. It was a hit here with Marissa and Frank. It was a little rich for my taste.

  2. Busy busy busy! Never a dull moment! 😂 That's the best way to be! Have a fantastic week!

  3. This sounds perfect for the season. As for the rest, I’m exhausted just looking at your list. Hugs and love.


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