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Back to school week

It’s back to school week at the Insanity Cooks household. My 8 year old will be starting third grade on Thursday and my baby girl (who just turned 5) will be starting Kindergarten on Friday. Time to get back in the swing of things and that means back to full time meal planning and all the ins and outs that go with trying to fit home cooked meals into our busy and hectic schedule. Combine the excitement preparing for school with the fact that it is going to be 100 degrees every day this week, and I am trying my best to get organized. My goals for the week are 1) to cook every night we are going to be home this week and 2) not have to turn on the oven.

My menu plan for the week looks something like this:
Monday- Hamburger stroganoff and veggies
Tuesday- something with chicken- looking for suggestions
Wednesday- dinner at church
Thursday- roast in the crockpot, rolls, veggies
Friday- penne pasta skillet

The weekend will have to take care of itself as I am still waiting to see what our plans are going to end up being. As hot as it is, we will probably just want to sit in the house and eat ice cream all day!!

For more great menu ideas check out Menu Plan Monday at Laura’s blog!

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My friend Mary turned me on to this recipe several months ago and it has quickly become a staple at our house. It is super easy and cheap, plus the kids and Big Daddy all love it. I served it last night with the leftover veggies from Monday nights meal. Here is the recipe:

1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 tbs. butter or oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can cream soup (mushroom or chicken)
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup sour cream, optional

Heat the oil or butter and sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Add the meat and brown, then drain of any extra fat.

Add the soup, water, salt and pepper and heat through.

Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream if you’re using it.

Serve over rice or egg noodles.

I had a roll of ground turkey in the fridge, so that it what I used. I have made this recipe several times with both ground beef and ground turkey and it is GREAT with either one. I used less onion than called for and probably a bit more garlic. We prefer the egg noodles, but it is just as good served over rice. I normally put the sour cream in, but if you leave it out it won’t be the end of the world. I always try to keep the ingredients for this meal on hand for nights that we are rushed or I am too tired to cook. It is fast and easy. The ingredients are pretty cheap and I put it way up there on the list of meals that satisfy without breaking your food budget. This meal gets an A+++ from us here at Casa de Insanity.