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January 30, 2010

FOOD TIPS

This came from Courtney Shonk Johnson.  She said this is a kid proof recipe.  Give it a try and see if they like it.

Beef and Tater Bake
Prep: 25 min: Bake: 25 min

4 Cups frozen Tater Tots
1 lb ground beef (or turkey-we used the 93% lean beef)
1 pkg frozen chopped broccoli, thawed (we used broccoli florets)
1 can condensed cream of broccoli soup, undiluted (I forgot this at the store so we used cream of chicken...worked just fine)
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 can french-fried onions
1 cups shredded Colby- Monterey Jack Cheese
1/3 cup of milk
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp pepper

*Place tater tots in an ungreased 13x9 baking dish, uncovered at 400 deg for 10 mins.
*Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the broccoli, soup, tomato, 3/4 cup french fried onions, 1/2 cup cheese, milk, garlic powder, and pepper; heat through. Pour over tater tots.
*Cover and bake 20 mins. Un cover; sprinkle with remaining onions and cheese. Bake 5-10 mins longer or until cheese is melted.

Yields:12 servings
 

EMEALS is a DEAL

E-Meals - Is it really a deal?
http://www.e-mealz.com

Leslie Davis sent me a facebook message and recommended E-Meals.  I reviewed it and found that even Dave Ramsey the financial genius recommended it.  IF he recommnded it then it must be OK.

WOW, it is awesome.  Here are the detail.:

  • 5 dollars a month subscribe
  • You get your choice of 23 menus. 
  • Each menu is designed for a certain sized family.
  • Each menu is designed for you to shop at a certain grocery store
  • Grocery Store menus are for Generic, Aldi, Walmart and national Chains
  • They offer Vegan, Lo Carb, Lo Calorie, Points System Menus
  • They provide a PDF file which you download weekly
  • Each download has a menu and a shopping list

Let me tell you why I like this.  It saves me a lot of planning time each week, I just take the list and go shopping.  It provided me with 5 meals a week which is great at our house.  We always have leftovers so these stretch into more meals.  I have been doing this for 3 weeks and found it very affordable if you are looking to save time.  I had to stock up on a few cupboard items so the first week ran me a little more but since then I have been under $80/Week.  Of course I am only feeding 3 at my house these days while the kids are away at college so it could be a little more. 

I encourage you to email me at tom@tomparnelle.com and ask me to send you one of the POINTS menu's that I recieved.  You can alos go online http://www.e-mealz.com to review their sample menus to get a better idea.  If you want to save time and have some great meals with a lot of variety, this is the option for you.

IT'S COLD, HEAT ME UP WITH SOME CHILI

The Super Bowl is almost here.  Don't forget to go and check my past newsletters on Facebook (Group: Meals for a Deal) or on the website (tomparnelle.com) for ideas.  We did a newsletter back in December that will help you with some great snack ideas.

Today it is snowing and a great time to cook some chili that will warm your bones.  Here are a few recipes that I have cooked and are delicious.  Warn up a bowl today with some sour cream or cheddar cheese.  I really like the Weight Watchers chili and it is a house favorite.  Of course I always tempted to heat it up with a little more Cayenne Pepper.

Contact Information

We need ideas, recipes and deals that you find, so contact us at tom@tomparnelle.com

 

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