It's October ... time for tricks and plenty of treats.
Although the days are getting shorter, family activities always seem to rev up this time of year with after-school activities, weekend sporting events and Halloween, of course. With all the extra running-around, it's important to keep the gang well fed with hardy, rib-sticking entrees to maintain much needed energy for all the goings-on.
German Beef and Barley Bake is just plain delicious for weeknight or weekend dining. And it can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in a quick 20 to 30 minutes to cut down on last-minute kitchen prep. Serve this savory casserole with potato rolls and warm baked apples for dessert. It's an October treat the whole family will enjoy.