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!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
8 oz Jimmy Dean Regular Breakfast sausage
8 large eggs
1/4 cup evaporated milk (or regular milk)
8 flour tortillas
8 oz shredded cheese (I like cheddar, the kids like american)
ketchup or salsa
1/2 batch of Mom's Fried Potatoes or your favorite hash browns (optional)
Crumble the sausage into a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until no longer pink; do not remove from heat.
While the sausage is cooking, in a medium bowl whisk together eggs and milk until well blended. Pour egg mixture over cooked sausage adding a little butter or oil to the pan if it is too dry. Stir the egg mixture over medium-high heat until firm; remove from heat.
Warm the tortillas in the microwave according to package directions.
Assembly: On each tortilla, layer fried potatoes, 1/8 of the egg & sausage mixture, 1 oz cheese, and ketchup or salsa to taste; wrap it all up burrito style.
Serve immediately or wrap individually & refrigerate. Reheat in microwave on medium for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Of course each microwave differs, so a little trial & error may be necessary.