Mennonite Monday started because I wanted to make recipes from the Bethesda Mennonite Church Cookbooks (both the yellow and the white cookbook for those of you who own them). I also wanted to take pictures of each recipe that I made, so I would know for future reference what the recipe should look like. I am by no means a great cook, but I think it will be fun to try new and different recipes each week. Not all of these recipes are for ethnic Mennonite food, but the women from Henderson know how to cook, so I can safely say that these recipes will be good. Check back each Monday for a new recipe and feel free to leave a comment if you have a favorite recipe from these cookbooks, or if you have some tips on what I should make and how I should make it.
After a break from Mennonite Monday last week, we are back with the Hobo Dinner found on page 143 of the white church cookbook. This was a really good easy meal and it received the "make again" approval from Mike. Since I don't have much time after work to make a meal, I put all of the ingredients together the night before and put it in the refrigerator, so I just had to put it in the oven when I got home.
1 lb. hamburger
1 large onion
1/2 lb sharp cheese
1/3 cup half & half
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Press hamburger in bottom of 2.5 quart casserole. Sprinkle with half & half, salt and pepper. Slice potatoes on meat and slice onion onto potatoes. Cube the cheese onto the onion. Cover with the soup. Bake in covered dish for 1 hour at 350 degrees or until potatoes are done. Serves 6.
I did not have any half & half, so I just used milk, which was fine in my opinion.
I only made one layer of potatoes, so I used far less than 6 potatoes, since I was only cooking for two.
I used some cheese that I had on hand instead of sharp.
Cream of mushroom soup on top.
As I said, Mike and I really liked this meal and it was easy. My potatoes weren't completely cooked after 1 hour, so I will slice them thinner next time, or I will allow more time for it to cook.