Menu Planning may sound like a lot of work, but it's actually one of the laziest things I've ever done. Since I started planning our meals for the week (and eventually the month) I've noticed some improvements in the way we eat and in the way I shop. Knowing what's for dinner not only saves time, it saves money and helps us eat healthier as well.
By planning out the week's meals I can make a more effective list for the grocery store and purchase only those items that we will need for the week. I make fewer impulse and duplicate purchases, and have practically eliminated the mid-week run to the grocery store—not to mention those impromptu take-out nights.
And if you display your menu where the family will see it, you'll never hear the words, "Mom, what's for dinner?" again!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
BBQ Beef Bake
2 lbs Ground Beef
8 oz pkg frozen or
1 (15 oz) can mixed vegetables, drained
2 cans refrigerated biscuit dough
1 bottle (12 oz) Bullseye BBQ sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crumble ground beef into skillet and cook until no longer pink. Drain fat from beef and discard. In a 9x13x2 pan, combine cooked beef, mixed vegetables, and BBQ Sauce. Top with refrigerated biscuit dough. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 30 minutes or until biscuits are done.
*Some variations on this might include using left-over shredded roast beef in place of the ground beef, gravy in place of the BBQ Sauce, or Bisquick or mashed potatoes in place of the refrigerated biscuit dough.