It is Friday. Finally. It has been a busy week. Both of my boys were born in November, so we have "birthday-itis." Add Thanksgiving, and this month is simply CRAZY! But, I must admit that it is a fun CRAZY.
However, I will rethink that statement when I find myself in Toys R Us this weekend. Why is that place always so crowded? Don't all of those people know that we are in a recession? And, don't those parents know how to play nice?
Sorry, I digress...
So, wanna know what's for dinner? Wanna a recipe for 2 meals at once? Wanna have a frozen meal in the freezer for next week? Want something besides chicken?!
Well, today is your lucky day... Tonight you can kill two birds with one stone. You can make dinner for tonight AND freeze a meal (or 2) at the SAME TIME!
All you need:
1 pound cooked ground beef
30 oz of pizza sauce
3 oz. of pepperoni, cut into small pieces (We use turkey pepperoni)
2 cups of mozzarella cheese
garlic powder, to taste
Italian seasoning, to taste
onion, to taste (optional, my kids hate onions, of course)
16 hamburger buns
In a large bowl, mix together the cooked ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Fill buns with meat mixture. Yes, it really does make at least 16 sandwiches!
This is what I do with the leftovers:
I individually wrap each sandwich in foil.
I place all of the individually wrapped sandwiches in a zip lock bag and stash them in the freezer. When you are ready to use the leftovers, simply place them in the oven (still in foil) at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. They do heat up faster if you let them thaw before you stick them in the oven. You can even microwave them, but they might be a little soggy.
These are simple and tasty--kind of like a sloppy joe with a pizza twist.
Have a fabulous weekend!!!!