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!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Impossible Cheeseburger Pie
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1 cup milk
Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned. Remove from heat and drain. Stir in salt. Spread in bottom of prepared pie plate. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
In a small bowl, stir remaining ingredients with fork or wire whisk until blended. Pour over meat mixture. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.