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Sour Cream Noodle Bake Recipe

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Naomi Ormes


2 T. butter
1½ lbs. ground beef
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
16 oz. tomato sauce
8 oz. pkg. noodles
6 green onions
3 oz. cream cheese
1 c. sour cream
1 clove garlic (or ⅛ tsp. garlic powder)
½ c. cheddar cheese, grated
(or 1 pkg. cracker barrel cheese)

Brown beef in butter; add crushed garlic, salt, pepper, sugar, tomato sauce. Cover and cook noodles. Drain and mix in chopped onions, cream cheese, and sour cream. In large greased casserole, place half of noodle mixture, cover with a layer of meat. Sprinkle with half of grated cheese, and add remaining noodles; then meat mixture, and remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. May be frozen and baked later. Of course, it will take longer to bake when frozen.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The above is the recipe as it was given to me. Over the years I have adapted it to our own taste, and we call it “lasagna”. Of course it isn’t, but it reminds me of lasagna. When browning the beef, there is no need to add butter (extra calories we don’t need). I use garlic salt and way more than 1/8 tsp. (use to your taste). I use no salt nor pepper nor sugar (those extra calories again). Instead of tomato sauce, I use Kraft Original BBQ sauce and extra sharp cracker barrel cheese-the whole package.

Yummmm! What’s for supper????

Remember our cheerleaders from 1960-61? Naomi was one of them and she never got over the surprise that her daddy let her join the Cheerleading Squad. Her sister, Lynn, joined the next year. Remember Jack Stallard on that squad? He was such a cutie!

When we sent out invitations to our Reunion in 2007, we received a response back from "Coach" John Hall, and he and Joan attended that year. He said he wanted to see all of his students again. John was very ill at the time, and it touched us that he wanted to attend and we understood why. It made it even more special to us. Donnie Rose was gracious enough to do an aerial photo of J.B. and Willis' homes, which we presented to them that night. He also made an aerial photo of the school, framed and ready to hang. Donnie has been wonderful to us. Thank you again, Donnie. We decided to include it in the things that we gave away on Saturday night. When the winning number was called, it was John Hall who came to the stage. I remember thinking then as he walked up that it was very appropriate that he win. When John passed away this past year and I sent out the announcement, I was touched by how many of our classmates responded with loving memories of "Coach" Hall. The guys in our class had a lot of respect for him, and it was evident in their responses. When Perk's daughter, Susan, visited Joan to express our condolences, she took Susan and showed her the picture that John had won that night. She said John had loved it because it also showed their house. We will miss you, Coach. You were one of those teachers who helped shape us into somewhat respectable human beings, and we know it was a challenge.

When we attended the funeral for Mrs. Funk, Opal (Miss Amburgey, her sister) told us that Avia had wanted to come to our reunion that year. When she got her invitation, she called her sister and John Hall, telling them that they all would attend that year. They both agreed to go with her. Sadly, she passed away before our reunion, but we were touched that she had wanted to attend. We will miss Mrs. Funk as well. She was our health and gym teacher, and we never understood how she could go through hours of gym and never muss up a single hair on her head or show one little bead of sweat. I know, Southern ladies don't sweat. She would be out on the softball field in the heat of the day as well, and still look fresh and perfectly groomed. We, on the other hand, did not look fresh and perfectly groomed. We looked like the ruffians we were. Sue & Sue




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