Contributed by: NAPSA
Simple Shortcuts For Fun Family Meals
(NAPSA) - Putting a fun, wholesome family meal on the table in 30 minutes or less may be easier than many people realize. As a working woman and mother of "America's favorite sextuplets," Becki Dilley has more than a few tricks up her sleeve to help simplify life.
To help in this quest, Dilley has discovered a few shortcuts at the grocery store.
Seasoning mixes, such as McCormick(r) Sloppy Joes, offer the flavor her family loves with the simplicity she craves. And, since one packet and a little creativity makes a variety of meals, Dilley knows she's sure to please the entire crowd. "My family loves Sloppy Joes, so I found some easy ways to change up the taste and keep them coming back for more," said Dilley. "Each of these simple variations on the hearty classic is as fun to prepare as it is to eat."
Here are a few of Dilley's suggestions for sensational school night Sloppy Joes:
Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain fat. Stir in seasoning mix, tomato paste and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in corn.
Preheat oven to 425¡ F. Place bread shell or pizza crust on baking sheet. Spoon beef mixture over top; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with green onions, if desired. Cut into wedges. What shortcuts make your weeknight meals easier?
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