Kind of a cross between classic minestrone and a tomato-based vegetable soup. I like to prep ingredients the night before, then just dump into pot along with the broth (and water if needed) before leaving for work.
Can't go wrong with cheddar, parmesan, butter and garlic, right? For lower calories, substitute margarine for butter and use 2% fat cheddar. Perfect and easy side dish is PastaRoni's Parmesan Angel Hair box mix.
Sweet-spicy sauce over crock-pot tender boneless pork chops. Serve with rice. I substitute Spenda brown sugar-mix for brown sugar to keep low-cal. Original recipe claims you can use country style pork loin ribs.
This is the basic recipe from Mueller's box with a couple substitutions to suit my taste and laziness. Makes one deep 13x9 pan. If you make ahead and refrigerate, it will take longer to bake and will be drier.
A friend from Malaysia taught me how to make this authentic dish. I wouldn't give it 5 stars myself, but it is better than the goop our local Chinese restaurant serves up. I included the time needed to cook the rice in the "preparation" time.
I don't know who came up with the colorful name for this recipe (from an old church cookbook), but it's sort of like sloppy joes with more substance and not in a sandwich. Served on Fritos and topped with shredded lettuce, cheese, and ranch dressing. It's not fancy, but it is a tasty and easy to prepare home-cookin' dish.
This doesn't really use tournedos or filet mignon, just plain old flank steak. It's a relatively easy recipe for grilled roll-ups that are less expensive than steak. I have trouble finding flank steak anymore, but a great substitution I've found at Wal-Mart is a Latin American cut called milanesa.
Fluffier than the shredded cheesy potatoes. For added zing, I like to use the "O'Brien" variety of frozen hash browns that comes with bits of red pepper and onion in it. For super-fast prep, use dried minced onion and the prepackaged shredded cheese.