Friday, January 27, 2012

it's friday and you're going to want this.

it's friday.
does anyone besides me get overwhelmed with all the meal prep
a weekend holds?
my kids seriously want 3 meals a day
{can you believe it?}
sometimes that really baffles me.
my kids get a lot of breakfasts of cereal, oatmeal, and bagels
and a lot of lunches of ham/cheese or pbj sandwiches
but when it comes to dinners i try to add a little creativity to the mix
you know,
so my kids don't decide to live at school for the glory of hot lunch options.

my new years resolution is
less McDonalds in the name of failed meal prep

{so far so good}

to celebrate this 27th day of the year
and a new years resolution still going strong
i'd like to gift to you a james fam fav of a dinner......

1 lb ground beef, browned
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
dash of salt & pepper & garlic powder
8 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup corn (canned or frozen)
2 cans jumbo bisquits (i used great value)
8 slices American cheese

once you brown your meat, let it cool slightly***i need to insert here that i always have already browned meat frozen and on hand.
it's because i'm not a fan of the stuff
and browning and freezing it as soon as i buy it
takes away some a little of the dislike. 
{and it's super handy for a quick meal prep}

okay.  moving on....

mix all ingredients together EXCEPT cheese slices
flatten one can of your bisquits on a cookie sheet
scoop 1/4 c mixture onto each one
lay a piece of American cheese on top
flatten other bisquits (on a table top or counter) and then gently place on top
seal the edges together like a pie crust, bringing the bottom bisquit up to meet the top

bake @ 400 for 10-15 minutes until golden brown
(reheats pretty well wrapped in foil in 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes)

portable for an on-the-go kinda night
(are we the only fam that seems to have a lot of those these days?!)

happy meal planning and making.
it's not my fav thing
but what's a girl to do?!
my fam likes to eat
and so do i

have a super day!

{a little pure.cuteness}


  1. we make something similar at our house...and they freeze great!

  2. happy friday! those pockets sound really yummy. and i agree that last picture is 'pure cuteness' ~ almost makes the snow worth it. :)

  3. A little pure cuteness for sure!!
    O.K. meals on the weekend I agree stress me out especially as I really am feeding 4 adults and 2 kids. (and sometimes when appetites are big it's equal to feeding 6 adults.) Any way. I'm glad I'm not alone with the weekend food related feelings of overwhelm. ;)
    Good for you and your New Year's Resolution still going strong!!!
    Happy Weekend.

  4. yum...those sound so good!! i might have to try them. and how cute is that picture of her at the end?! she's precious!!

  5. so cute!
    and i don't like meat prep either. blech.

    happy weekend!

  6. I am always taken back by all the meal prep a weekend involves. It is make a meal, serve a meal, clean up a meal, and repeat:)

  7. I am so gonna give this recipe a spin! My man loves him some meat and cheese...this is right up his alley!
    and how much more cute could your little girl get ?!