This time of year I am so busy with fitting in all of the kids' activities and all of the Holiday preparations that I have nearly all the hours of my day booked. After all, who can work, take care of kids, prep for the holidays, and be sane every day of the week all while having a homemade meal prepared for dinner? If you know someone, let me know, and tell them I need their secrets.
For those of you driving the struggle bus just like me this holiday season, I have a simple dinner that will make it easier to have it all together -- or at least look as if you have it all together. Cheeseburger 'n' Fries Casserole. Yes, I said casserole. Today most parents are all about the slow cooker and instant pots, but back in the day our parents and grandparents were all about the casserole. Casseroles are great because they cook all in one dish, which means minimal cleanup, and they are usually all tossed together which means minimal prep.
This Cheeseburger 'n' Fries Casserole is very reminiscent of burgers and fries, but it can even fill that chili cheese fry craving. My kids loved this, of course, and so did my husband. It won't win an award for the healthiest meal you will ever eat, but it tastes good, is warm, filling, and quick on those nights that your main goal is just to avoid the drive-thru. Another bonus is that it is perfect for shelf-cooking. If you are trying to use up things in your pantry and not go shopping. Or if you are planning simple and inexpensive meals on a tight budget week.
This meal is so simple, you do not have to be a chef, or even enjoy cooking. It is a straight-up simple meal that will impress without the extra fuss. It is making this momma's life a little easier this holiday season, which is the best gift ever. Head on over to Taste of Home for the full recipe. It won't disappoint.