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.
EMEALS is a DEAL
E-Meals - Is it really a deal?
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.:
dollars a month subscribe
get your choice of 23 menus.
menu is designed for a certain sized family.
menu is designed for you to shop at a certain grocery store
Grocery Store menus are for Generic, Aldi, Walmart and national
offer Vegan, Lo Carb, Lo Calorie, Points System Menus
provide a PDF file which you download weekly
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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