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!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Easy Calzones/Hot Pockets
fillings of your choice*
Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll each biscuit into a 5 1/2 inch diameter circle. Place desired fillings (see list of suggestions below) on one half of dough making sure to leave 1/4 inch edge uncovered. Fold dough over the filling and pinch tightly to seal edges. Cut small slit in top to allow steam to escape. Bake at 375°F for 12-15 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Pizza sauce & your favorite pizza toppings
Alfredo sauce & pre-cooked Italian sausage
Taco meat & cheddar cheese
Cheddar cheese & steamed broccoli
Cubed ham & cheese
shredded beef with gravy & veggies
Sloppy Joe meat
Canned chili & cheddar cheese
Cooked breakfast sausage and/or bacon with scrambled eggs & cheese
Peanut butter & jelly
Canned pie filling
Or anything else you can dream up! Raid your fridge for left overs. Be creative. :)