Casseroles used to be pretty much all we ate until I quit my job to be a full-time stay-at-home mom. Now it doesn't happen nearly as often, especially in summer, but as far as generally easy, warm, and comforting foods go, you just can't beat a good casserole.
Recipe source: WW Magazine (May 2007) If following the WW Flex plan this is 8 points with each serving being 1 fish fillet, 1 cup of potatoes and 1 1/2 tablespoons tartar sauce.Just add a simple tossed salad for a complete low-point meal.
A twist on the super easy recipe my closest girlfriend Jules35 and I use from the back of the AMERICAN BEAUTY PASTA (THE ONLY ONE THAT SHOWS A RECIPE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BOIL THE PASTA FIRST!! Sometimes we make it with sausage and mushrooms, sometimes veggie style-either way is great! Their make ahead tip is below as well! We have made this with a single can of sauce (large) but if you want it really saucy, you may want to adjust the recipe later to suit your tastes. ;) I topped with a 4 cheese blend that had cheddar in it for the picture. Up to you!!
An old farm recipe, updated to today's fast paced life. This is not a gourmet meal, but what it does do, is give you and your family a filling and good comforting meal. Don't hesitate to use already prepared store bought sliced potatoes, or pare and slice potatoes prior to when needed, keeping in cold water.
I got this recipe from Real Simple magazine. I am posting the recipe as published, but when I made it I used Turkey Sausage and Brown Rice. So good DH was checking the skillet for more after we were done!
Without meaning to brag, this is the best lasagne recipe I've ever tasted. It's perfect if you're trying to figure out what to do with ground venison because the tomato sauce does an incredible job of removing/masking the wild taste, but of course you can use ground beef as well. Even "Oh, I don't eat deer meat" people will love this -- just don't tell them until afterwards! My recipe book says the fennel is optional, but that's your KILLER SECRET INGREDIENT! It's not optional in my opinion!! You could also add a package of frozen spinach (thawed and drained) as well.
Adapted from Company's Coming Pasta cookbook. One of our favourites, it can be hot, hot, HOT, or just toasty warm, depending on the amount of spice you want to use. Since my daughters were born, I've actually completely omitted the red pepper and it's still delicious. You can also adjust the servings by the amount of pasta you use. Another thing you may want to adjust is the amount of sauce. This dish isn't particularly moist, so I often add extra oyster sauce and/or plum sauce at the table. Then just add egg rolls and Japanese Coleslaw or a sweet salad and you've got a perfect meal for entertaining that's simple and quick enough for anytime.
Creamy garlic-alfredo sauce topped with spinach, grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, and sundried tomatoes, this scrumptious pizza was specially developed in honor of team KitchenExpeditions® and Zaar World Tour II. The recipe yields a 13" pizza or 8 generous slices and can be made vegetarian by simply omitting the grilled chicken. Enjoy!
I believe this to be the tastiest, easiest, quickest-to-prepare chili there is!! For years I've played with chili recipies, trying to find or create the perfect one -- and now I've found it. I often do half ground pork and half ground venison instead of beef and I always use frozen corn -- either bought or home grown.
I used to be all about quick and easy cuisine, but since becoming a stay-at-home mom, I've branched out a little, now that I have more time. However, this recipe still gets made pretty often. The original recipe says to simmer all together in a large skillet for 45-50 minutes, but I prefer to bake it rather.
My mom came to cook and clean for a few days after our first daughter was born and saw this recipe in my Quick Cooking magazine. My husband and I were both skeptical when we heard the ingredients, but fell in love at first bite! I've made it about once a month since then. It's incredibly quick and easy. I usually do 1 cup white rice and 1/3 cup partially cooked wild rice, but it's delicious either way. I always use Campbell's Chicken with White and Wild Rice Soup instead of the regular Chicken and Rice, but there again, either works. The Wild Rice soup has some veggies in it that add some nice colour, though.