Monday’s Menu 12.6.21
The month of December fills with spirited activities of preparation and celebration. At this phase of life for our family, meals tend to occur in shifts. To provide a delicious hot meal can present a challenge. Tonight, I plan to tackle that challenge with the help of my crock pot.
Taco Ring/Homemade Hot Pocket is a family favorite meal. It consists of taco meat – we usually use browned burger seasoned with taco flavoring (but you can swap in chicken, turkey, or pork), cheese, and crescent rolls. Once the meat has been browned and seasoned, I add in 1 cup of shredded cheese along with 2 tablespoons of water for every pound of meat. While the meat is browning, I open 2 cans of crescent rolls.
Putting It Together
If the hot pockets have been requested, I leave the rectangles of together and press/pinch the dotted seams together to seal them. This yields 4 homemade hot pockets once filled and topped with another dough rectangle.
For the ring, all the triangles are separated and arranged in an overlapping circle with the right angle and short ends (the longer pointed end lays away from the center of the circle). Press the overlap together to seal the base. Then spoon the meat & cheese mixture onto the base section. Take the long pointed section and wrap it over the meat, tucking the tip under the dough on the opposite side to seal while baking. The ring yields 8 servings. These bakes at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
So tonight I will use my crock pot to keep the meat warm and each shift of dinner, 4 pm & 8:30 pm, will enjoy a warm bread filled with delicious meat from the oven. Using the tools available, I meet the needs of hunger in our home with a hot meal and a healthy dose of love.
Monday’s Menu 12.6.21 in Scripture
|1 Peter 4:10 NRSV – Bible Gateway
10 Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.