Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hamburger Helper is not "Helpful"

In an act of desperation, and by special request of my favorite 3 yr old, I made Hamburger Helper for dinner for the first time.

Why do they call it "Helper" when it takes a perfectly delicious pound of ground beef and makes it quite icky. Even our 3 yr old refused to eat it. Smart kid.

Today was our 2 month appointment with the baby and he got his fair share of shots. He was contently sleeping off the pain so I decided to visit Green Planet Yarn in Campbell, California.

I must say that the owner of this shop was not only the most friendly and kind person I have met in ages, but she was not bothered one tiny bit when I walked into her shop with a bouncy 3 yr old and a ScreamingAtTheTopOfHisLungs 2 month old. She literally held the baby bottle while I signed my credit card slip.

If you are in the bay area, go there - take a class - buy some yarn - needles - whatever! This shop is sweet, friendly, and I for one will be back there.

Oh, and the photo above is a little collage of the photos I used on my LuLu calendar. Cool site, but a bit disappointing that they don't have a photo preview for calendars.


Liz said...

I've never gotten Hamburger Helper either...

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Thanks for the tips, and I hope baby goes pain and symptom free.

Oiyi said...

Ahhh...shots...Melody just got 2 today at her 10 month checkup. Wow, he is already 2 months!

Yeah, I wished they would give a preview of what the calendar looked like, too.

Unknown said...

HAHa, i just made hamburger helper the other day, and I burned it! Definitely not tasty.

I'll haev to stop by Green Planet Yarn, I've been meaning to go there for ages!

Lynn Dykstra said...

Here is how I do the hamburger helper--I buy the cheeseburger style--brown 1 lb ground beef or turkey, stir in the packet of cheese and the pasta that comes with the box. Add 1 lb more of pasta and 1 lb bag of frozen vegetables. Double the liquids called for. Sprinkle shredded cheese on each portion and serve with apple sauce.
This takes a revolting thing that for some reason my children like and moves into something I am willing to serve. It cuts the salt per serving level and and adds the nutrition of the vegetables. To really hit the American tastes, add Tater Tots on the side!
I consider myself a good cook, and what do my kids ask for? This stuff!