Each week I'll give out a tip. Take it or leave it.
This tip is for the individuals/families who eat-in Monday-Thursday. You can use Sunday afternoon to your advantage. Get ahead of the game by preparing Monday's meal the day before. When you get home from work on Monday evening, just pop it in the oven. Sunday is also a great time to cook with the kids. In a little over an hour, you can make three meals. Here's the plan. Buy a three-pound ground beef package. Separate the meat in thirds. Make three different beef recipes. I know...you don't want to eat beef three straight days. Put two in the freezer and those will be for the following Mondays. Here's three easy beef recipes that should take you no longer than an hour (total) to put together. For the first two, you may want to dice up some carrots or zucchini so you get your veggies.
1. Sloppy Joes: follow directions and stick in freezer
2. Spaghetti Pie: this freezes well too
3. Meatloaf: don't cook this ahead of time...just put together (pop in freezer or fridge if you want to cook the next day)