So now he can cook Goulash

Since hubby Bill put his “infamous” hot dawg recipe in this column, we’ve heard from a lot of friends and family— mostly to the tune of: “Did you actually eat that?” or “Was that served with Tums?” or “Yuck!” or “I got heartburn just reading that recipe.”

Some even said, “That sounds pretty good,” so I guess he was encouraged to do more “cooking.”

A bit of history: Bill will cook almost anything, almost anytime, outside on the grill (he’s a gas man for sure and it serves us deliciously) but, except for the aforementioned hot dawg and an occasional bacon and egg breakfast, he’s never cooked on an actual stove inside the house.

A few weeks ago, he enjoyed a dish that Kyle Cass brought to one of our church dinners. He kept asking if I’d asked Kyle for the recipe. I finally did and she was glad to share her Goulash recipe.

I had purchased the ingredients but hadn’t been home long enough to cook and was very surprised one day this week when I came home and Bill was at the stove making Goulash. It turned out great and we really enjoyed this one-dish meal with some salad and garlic bread.

Kyle Cass’ Goulash

2 lbs. ground meat

1 large onion, chopped

1 pepper—any color— chopped

A large can diced tomatoes

2 cans Rotel (or plain) tomato sauce

2/3 package of elbow macaroni

In a large pan, brown meat, onion and pepper together. Add salt and pepper to taste and garlic salt, if desired. Bill added some Worcestershire when it was browned. Add the tomatoes and sauce and rinse the cans with water and add water to make enough liquid to cook the noodles. Cook the sauce together for 5 or 10 minutes, add the macaroni and cook until done. This makes a lot and we are still enjoying it.


We are looking forward to a gathering of the Adams clan this Saturday. My two brothers, Sonny (real name James, so they tell me) and Jerry Adams and my sister, Judy Adams Hopper and, we hope, all their spouses, children and grandchildren are meeting midway (some are from the Dallas area and some from the San Antonio area) to enjoy a day of visiting, eating, and a White Elephant gift exchange that rivals the best.

Son-in-law Bill is hoping my nephew, Terry Adams, will return the painting he won at our last meeting. It features a naked blue golfer on a very large canvas (I don’t make this stuff up, folks) which Bill bought at a Goodwill Store. He thought Terry wouldn’t actually take it home with him and was upset to find that it was gone. Tune in later to find out if the naked blue golfer made it back. Kathy will be thrilled to have it in her home.

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