Happy Thursday! : ) This week flew by! I am proud to say I was prepared for dinner tonight! I still haven't gone food shopping : / I know, I know I'm slacking but I had enough in my freezer and pantry to last us a couple days. It all comes down to planning! Today was a simple day, housework was done already for the week and baby food was made and in the freezer. I had all day to focus on the kids and enjoy every minute. It's important to step back and leave some dishes in the sink and enjoy your family. The dirty dishes will be there tomorrow but the kids won't be little long. I really need to stop stressing about keeping the house a certain way and just enjoy the people and things around me.
Onto the eats...Breakfast was simple with a bowl of Quaker Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares, I love them and they keep me full for hours! I decided for dinner to keep it simple and fast. I thawed out 1 lb. of grass fed ground beef and instead of making a whole meatloaf I decided to make Meatloaf Patties with a Creamy Mushroom Gravy. I saw this done before but forgive me I can't remember if it was a Rachael Ray meal or a fellow blogger. I started with my normal meatloaf recipe:
1 lb ground beef (or Turkey)
Combine everything and form into oval patties. I like oval, it reminds me of the ones from the old T.V dinners.
Once the patties are browned on both sides and cooked through remove from pan and add one can of Cream of Mushroom Soup and beef broth to thin out. Add garlic and ground pepper and bring to a boil.
Pour gravy over Meatloaf Patties and serve with side of choice
This came out so good and took waaaay under the normal 45 minutes it would take to make a whole meatloaf, I have to keep reminding myself that it does pay off to plan ahead!!