Many times I have stood in front of the refrigerator at mealtime without a clue what to make. Even though usually it's just Gary and me at mealtime, I like to know what I'm going to prepare for dinner.
Setting aside a little time each week to make a menu and grocery list makes meal preparation so much easier. When I have a menu planned it also prompts me to use food I already have in the freezer.
3 medium potatoes, washed and wedged
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Combine all ingredients. Microwave 12 minutes on high, stirring every 3 minutes.
Baked Round Steak
1/4 cup water
Salt and pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
1 1/2 pounds round steak
Bread crumbs to cover
1 onion, sliced
Beat raw egg, add 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper and garlic powder. Pound meat to tenderize, dip meat into egg mixture, dip into bread crumbs. Fry in small amount of hot oil. Turn meat and add boiling water between meat, not on meat, with water reaching halfway up on meat in skillet. Put sliced onion on top of steak. Cover. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup water
2 cups Bisquick¨ baking mix
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, combine Bisquick, water and cheese until thoroughly mixed. Spoon mixture by spoonful onto cookie sheet at least 1 inch apart. Melt butter, parsley flakes and garlic powder together. Pour or brush buttery mixture over top of biscuits. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
"These biscuits are very similar to the ones you get at Red Lobster restaurants. They are light, fluffy and awesome."
GARY'S TIP: Storing cheese in a tightly covered container with a few sugar cubes will retard mold.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.
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