Not really wanting to wrestle with five pounds of ground beef when it arrived that afternoon, I reluctantly pulled the ingredients. But then, I thought ahead to the busy week. To my brother’s family, needing a meal. I saw that lump of beef and saw how easy it would be to bless and fill tummies.
I grabbed the end of the store-bought loaf of bread and made a bowl of bread crumbs. Because of Lil’ Buddy I can’t add egg. So I fill in with bread crumbs and cheese.
After I had fashioned two meatloaves – one large, one small, I washed my hands. I added one more motivating factor. I started my afternoon coffee. I figured I could roll up a baking sheet full of meatballs before my coffee was finished brewing. If Kendra can race her coffee pot to unload her dishwasher as part of her morning routine, I could roll up some meatballs 🙂
- Time investment = a little over half an hour.
- Two extra families blessed.
- Three large family-sized main courses, one small family-sized meal.
Just add sides.
- $13.31 worth of meat divided by 4 = approximately $3.33 for each main course.
- 5 lbs angus beef = 1 large, 1 small meatloaf and one full, cookie sheet of meatballs
Then a chance for an afternoon coffee break. Plus a night to just pull out the main ingredients and go!