August 22, 2008


It's pretty today and the house is clean. We are going to have leftovers for dinner, left over Beef Lombardi, one of our favorite dishes, with dinner rolls and maybe mashed potatoes. Dh called and he is coming home from work early. I'm ecstatic. A long weekend together. We are going to try and install a closet organizer in Meadow's room and tomorrow night we are going to a combo birthday party for my nephew Tyler and my daughter Heaven who just turned the big 18. I just look forward to spending some time with my family. Here is the Beef Lombardi recipe from Southern Living. It's yummy! I hope you all have a blessed weekend.

Beef Lombardi


1 pound lean ground beef
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1 (6-ounce) package medium egg noodles
6 green onions, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
Garnish: fresh parsley sprigs


Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain.

Stir in chopped tomatoes and next 4 ingredients; cook 5 minutes. Add tomato paste and bay leaf, and simmer 30 minutes.

Cook egg noodles according to package directions; drain.

Stir together cooked egg noodles, chopped green onions, and sour cream until blended.

Place noodle mixture in bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with beef mixture; sprinkle evenly with cheeses.

Bake, covered with aluminum foil, at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover casserole, and bake 5 more minutes. Garnish, if desired.

Note: Freeze casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Bake as directed.

To lighten: Substitute low-fat or fat-free sour cream and 2% reduced-fat Cheddar cheese. Reduce amount of cheeses on top to 1/2 cup each.


Makes 6 servings

Southern Living, OCTOBER 2003


crystal said...

Looks yummy!!! I'll have to try that soon. Hopefully no spilled sauce

((hugs)) on the fridge spill and belated birthday greetings to Heaven!


Penless Thoughts said...

Glad your set for a nice weekend with family and hubby home. The meal looks delious!!!

annie said...

I'm going to try that, sounds delish!

Busymama Kellie said...

That sounds sooo good! Thanks for sharing, I shall put it on my list.

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Sounds delicious! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


DebMc said...

It's Friday and my house is clean....oh what lovely words. :0)

Beef Lombardi looks yummy.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Looks yummy.

I'm not a cook, so following a recipe is definitely a discipline for me. Maybe someday I will be creative in the kitchen. :) For now, I do simple meals. No recipe.