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
1 pound ground beef
1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
1 tube Grands refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (or 2 tubes of the smaller biscuits)
8 oz. pkg shredded mozzarella cheese
8 oz. pkg shredded cheddar cheese
OPTIONAL:small package pepperoni and/or other pizza toppings of your choice
Awesome Breadstick Seasoning
Preheat oven to 400º. In large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink, drain. In the mean time, press biscuits onto a large cookie sheet making sure to push edges together so sauce doesn't seep through to the bottom, spread desired amount of sauce over crust, top with the cooked and crumbled ground beef, sprinkle generously with cheeses, top with any other pizza toppings you like. If desired, add some Awesome Breadstick Seasoning to taste. Bake at 400º for 13-18 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is lightly browned.