Monday, December 5, 2016

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Hubby and I ran to Target yesterday to pick up some necessities...and all those random items that somehow make their way into the cart.

We were walking down the main aisle at the back of the store and I saw two kids, a girl and boy. Both young, he might have been 5-ish and she maybe 7.
She was standing on the bar at the base of the cart, leaning over the handlebar and he was pushing. He was too short to see over the handle, so she was directing "straight" " a little left" etc.

Passed them and kept on going.
Next thing I hear is a crash and hubby sort of yelling out "Ow! you didn't have to do that!"
I turned around and he was bent over, grabbing his ankle.
The kids had rammed him with the cart. Whoops.

Dad was headed our way.

Here's the part that gets me.
Sadly, in this day and age, my first thought was "oh man, this guy is going to come have a fit that hubby said anything to his precious babies".
So many times now, it's never the kid's fault, and heaven forbid the parent take blame for not watching them.
Then my second thought (as the poor dad was watching gimpy husband and looking at me with wide eyes) was....holy schnikes, he's afraid we are going to sue. (once again, it's the effect of this day and age)
All these thoughts took less than 10 seconds.

Then, I felt totally guilty for all my thoughts because all Dad was concerned about was if hubby was OK, explaining to his kids why this was wrong, and trying to get the little one to apologize.

Hubby has a very deep voice, and when it (rarely) gets raised, it's a scary sound. The little boy was so shy and nervous that he refused to apologize. Understand. Loud voices are super scary to little people.
Hubby looked at the kids and said "it's OK. I got hurt, but it will go away", which I think relaxed the little girl a bit.
Then he joked around with the dad a second about rubbing mud into it and walking it off.

I was proud of the other dad for making his kids aware they did wrong.
I was proud of hubby for biting his lip and joking with the family.
I was proud of everyone for just realizing that kids will do silly things, they certainly didn't mean to hurt anyone. 
More than anything, my faith has been a slight bit restored. Not everyone is "my kids do no wrong" ridiculous.
Hubby has an ugly bruise, but that will go away, everyone involved will remember this little moment that we all feared would be so much worse, worked out just fine.

'Tis the season...remember that in everything you experience.

1 ¼ Lb Ground beef
15 oz Tomato sauce
½ Tsp Salt
Ground black pepper
8 oz Egg noodles
½ Cup Sour Cream
1 ¼ Cup Small curd cottage cheese
½ Cup sliced green onion
1 Cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Brown meat in a large skillet, drain fat
3. Add tomato sauce, ½ Tsp salt and pepper to taste
4. Cook egg noodles until al dente, drain and set aside
5. In medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese
6. Add plenty of pepper
7. Add noodles to sour cream mixture, add green onions
8. Add half of noodles to a 9x13 baking dish
9. Top with half of the meat mixture
10. Sprinkle on half of the grated cheese
11. Repeat
12. Bake 20 minutes


Adapted from: Tasty Kitchen

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  1. This looks delicious! Pinning for later, thanks for sharing!
    Erica @

  2. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  3. This sounds so tasty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  4. Sounds creamy and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Please come again soon.

  5. We will just love your Sour Cream Noodle Bake, this looks fantastic! We really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. This is my kind of meal, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning, tweeting