Growing up in a family of 10, my Mom had to come up with some recipes that would feed all of us, and fill us up as well. Plus she had to do it all while staying within their budget.
Usually the meat of choice was ground beef and to make sure we were full enough, we always had bread on the table to go with our meal.
This is one of my favorite recipes that my Mom would make. I don’t know if it was because of the pickles in it or the gravy, but either way, I make it for my family and they enjoy it too! This recipe comes together in no time and to make it easier and quicker, you can use frozen meatballs instead of making your own. I like to make my own meatballs, they’re not hard to make and I bake them instead of frying them so I can start on the gravy while they’re baking. Before I start making the meatballs, I put water in a saucepan to boil for the noodles. With the meatballs I use a few simple ingredients, then I put them in the oven to bake. After I do that, I start the gravy, which is very easy, it consists of Cream of Celery Soup and 3/4 of that can filled with milk, mushrooms & kosher dill pickles. . .that’s it! If you’d like your gravy thinner, add more milk, if you’d like it thicker, add less. Of course the mushrooms and pickles are optional. We’re usually sitting down at the table within 30 minutes from me starting this recipe. I served mine with garlic asparagus, a roll with butter and sprinkled the plate with parsley. Usually I’ll add the parsley right to the buttered noodles for other recipes, but this one I put the parsley on top. You can also serve this with rice or mashed potatoes instead of the noodles. Any way you serve it, I know you’ll like this quick and easy recipe! Enjoy!