Thursday, April 2, 2009

2 Great and Easy Recipes!

I've decided to try and start menu planning. I enjoy reading other blogs about moms who give their hand at planning meals for a week, even month, at a time. It seems to make their lives organized, helps them to live frugally, and even makes grocery shopping easier. So, last night and Tuesday night, I decided to try 2 new recipes. One was a main dish, the other was just a dessert.

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 c peanut butter
1 c sugar
1 egg

Heat oven to 375 degrees
Mix all 3 ingredients together until blended.
Roll into balls ( I used 2 spoons to roll them, it was simple) place onto baking sheet.
Using a fork, mash criss-crosses in the middle of the cookies.
Bake for 10-12 minutes
**We put chocolate chips in 2 cookies, and they turned out wonderful! My next batch may include all chocolate chips!

Easy Layered Taco Bake

This recipe came from the Kraft Food & Family magazine. I LOVE this magazine, it has very simple recipes to choose from, and they show the ingredients you will need as well.

1 package mac and cheese
1 pound ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 c salsa

Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Make mac and cheese dinner as directed on box and cook meat with taco seasoning.
Layer seasoned meat, dinner and salsa in 8 inch square dish.
Bake 20 minutes.