Cheesy Macaroni & Beef Casserole
Cheesy Macaroni & Beef Casserole is our featured recipe from the Ruhlman website. This appealing dish is on the home chef refers to as a family favorite that can be cooked and easy to reheat to accommodate the various schedules many families are dealing with on a day to day basis.
There is no doubt when you have a busy household with working adults and active children you need to be organized in the kitchen. If you don't want to fall into the drive-through fast food habit, finding meals that are not only great when just out of the oven, but that can also be reheated means that everyone in the family will get nutritious, home-cooked comfort food.
If you are planning your meals and want to be sure to have ingredients on hand, then having the basic ingredients in the pantry will come in handy. Macaroni along with rice and potatoes are three items that are used in most dishes. Onions as well.
A very good idea to get into is to portion and freeze meats, poultry and fish in the sizes that suit your needs.
For example, this recipe calls for 2 pounds of lean ground beef. Many people take advantage of sales and purchase big packages of meats. This is a great idea, but take it one step further. When you get home, don't just throw a large package in the freezer. It is going to limit your ease of use when it comes time to cook.
When you get your groceries home, open those meat packages and separate the contents into freezer ziploc bags in the sizes that you know are going to work best for you. If you are only one or two people in your household, then freeze in individual portion sizes. If you are planning to make a dish like this, then know you have your two pounds of beef ready to go.
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