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, January 7, 2010
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
1/3 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons firm butter or margarine
Coffee Cake Ingredients:
2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
2/3 cup milk or water
2 tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 9-inch round pan. In small bowl using a bastry blender or two forks, cut butter into streusel ingredients until crumbly; set aside.
In medium bowl, mix coffee cake ingredients until blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle streusel mixture evenly on top of cake mixture.
Bake at 375°F for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
This coffee cake is best served warm, but you can microwave a piece for 10 to 15 seconds on High to bring back that fresh-from-the-oven taste.