Friday, November 7, 2008

Homeschool Food

My Mom and Dad were both teachers that decided they did not like what the school system (even private school) offered in the early 80's so they pulled us out of school to homeschool us. This was back in the day before homeschooling was so widely known and somewhat accepted so they were pioneers of sorts. My Dad was a basketball coach and wanted his kids to have the opportunity to play basketball as homeschooler's so he started the first sports program around Atlanta (now there are SEVERAL!). It is interesting to me that so many people that criticized their choice then are either now homeschooling or seeing their grandchildren homeschooled. hubs was also homeschooled and one night for dinner I decided to make BBQ Beef Cups, one of my childhood favorites. He came in the kitchen and said "we're having homeschool food?". You see he associates BBQ Beef Cups with something that only jumper-wearing homeschool Mom's from the 80's made. :)

I love BBQ Beef cups (and so does he) and I definitely think it's a easy peasy recipe worth sharing. So...if you've never tried any "homeschool food" before here's your chance. :)

BBQ Beef Cups
1lb ground beef (turkey, venison, etc)
BBQ Sauce
Cheap canned biscuits
Cheddar cheese grated

Brown your ground beef then stir in enough BBQ sauce to coat meat. Separate biscuits and push one biscuit into a muffin pan and press to sides and bottom. Spoon meat into biscuit and bake at 350 till biscuit starts to brown.

Remove and top with cheddar cheese and either let stand for cheese to melt or put back in the oven.

I am sure many of you already do this but since I usually buy my hamburger meat on sale in large quantities, I go ahead and brown it then freeze it. This helps me save time as I can just pull it out of the freezer and make my dish. This is a huge help on Tues and Thurs when I work and am tired when I get home.



Amelia said...

This is also great with sausage instead of the hamburger meat. Makes a wonderful breakfast on the run meal...or for a snack watching a ball game

Darlene said...

That does sound really yummy and so EASY....I'm all about easy!!!

Reynie said...

That's funny that he associates it with home school food. I think of card board pizza as public high school food.

Carrie said...

I think I might make these for dinner tonight they good and easy!

Christina said...

Oh, wonder if I have all of the ingredients for "homeschool" food tonight.

It has been a long time since I've made these.

Erin said...

What a great recipe. I am always looking for good easy recipes I can make when we are having a crazy run around afternoon! Thanks for sharing!

Blissful Nikki said...

what a great idea for a recipe! And I love the "jumper wearing 80's mom" thing! too funny!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I homeschooled my children for a while, and I think we made these too! Jackie

Cosmopolite said...

I was homeschooled! I wish I had "homeschool food" I just had ramen and the occasional turkey sandwich.

Carrie said...

I made this for dinner last night it was a big hit! Thanks and so easy!

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