I like convenience when it comes to cooking dinner. I have found some convenience foods that really help out when I get home from work hungry, tired and basically lazy! Some people might think this looks like food storage but I beg to differ...
Today's fast food features hamburger!
I found extra lean ground beef for $1.69 a pound. I bought 17 pounds, brought it home, and browned it in 3 different frying pans. When it was browned through, but not too brown, I rinsed it with hot water to remove most of the grease. I packed it tightly into pint jars, added hot water, a couple dashes of salt and put on the lids and rings.
It needs to be processed in a pressure canner at 15# for 65 minutes. I got it started, told my hubby what to watch for, then went to the movie with daughter and grandkids. (I think my next post will be on how to strengthen your marriage!) I (we) got 16 pints. It can be used in soups, enchiladas, sloppy joes, casseroles, chili, or anything that calls for a pound of ground beef. Just drain off the water. How convenient is that?
Speaking of movies...we saw Disney's "A Christmas Carol." I recommend it - but there are some scenes that scared the 2-year-old and other scenes that didn't keep the attention of the 4-year-old. Maybe I should have just gone with Andy! But then, who would have finished the hamburger?
Keep a smile on your face and have a happy weekend!