Friday, November 7, 2008
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.
Anyway...my 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)
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.