Submitted by Laurie Gahm
1 lb lean (at least 80 percent) ground beef
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, cut in half, then sliced
1 jar (4.5 oz) Green Giant® sliced mushrooms, drained
1 jar (12 oz) beef gravy
In large bowl, mix beef, egg, 1/4 cup of the Bisquick mix and the pepper. With wet hands, shape beef mixture into 6 oval patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Lightly coat patties with remaining 1/4 cup Bisquick mix.
In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Arrange patties in single layer in skillet. Add onion slices around and on top of patties. Cook 12 to 16 minutes, turning patties once and stirring onions occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
If necessary, spoon fat from skillet and discard. Add mushrooms and gravy to skillet. Turn patties to coat with gravy. Heat to boiling.
Serve with Mashed potatoes and green beans or serve on toasted slices of Texas toast for great open-face sandwiches.
My daughter Denae just got married a couple weeks ago. In thinking about marriage and early marital status, I got to thinking about my early married days. I remember coming back from our honeymoon in the Black Hills of South Dakota and starting to worry about only knowing how to cook three meals. I could do goulash, grilled cheese sandwiches/tomato soup and Tator-Tot hot dish. Even though Chuck cooks at least 75 percent of the meals, I have learned a lot about cooking and also about life in the past 35-plus years. I have also learned a lot about life in that time also. I know that Darrin and Denae will have to learn their own lessons but here are a few thoughts for them to ponder:
Keep God a central part of your life, as a rope of three strands is much better than a rope of two.
Live simply-Think before you buy “Do I need this or want this?” The more stuff you have the more you have to deal with and worry about.
Don’t go to bed mad. (My Dad taught me this one) You will both sleep better if you deal with the issue and kiss and make-up.
In times of trouble go through it holding hands, not pulling away from each other.
Give to others, help others who are down, you never know when you might need a lift up.
Work hard and then take time to play.
These are a few of life lessons I have learned and here also is an easy recipe for the new bride to feed the new groom.