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!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Deep Dish Dinner Pizza
1 cup pizza sauce
1/2 lb ground beef, cooked & crumbled
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
onion, green peppers, other pizza toppings of your choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Press biscuit dough into bottom of 9 x 13 baking pan. Spread pizza sauce evenly over biscuits. Add ground beef, pepperoni, and other pizza toppings over sauce spreading each layer evenly. Sprinkle evenly with parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella cheeses. Sprinkle with garlic powder and italian seasoning to taste.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until bottom of crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly.