A meatless winner from Betty Crocker. Fast, easy and even my non-green-vegetable eaters shovel this in! Bonus: Low calorie! (Up the cayenne if you want it hotter, or just pass hot sauce at the table.) I also like to toss in some toasted almonds.
From Redbook magazine, April 2001. I've always found this to be a winner. I've used frozen swordfish steaks and fresh; doesn't matter. A bottle of cold white wine and steamed fresh broccoli with lime butter go well...very well...with this.
This might not be for "everyone"...but we have found it curiously yummy for a week night meal without meat. If you love sweet potatoes and want to try them in a savory mix of black beans, rice and cumin...then come on! If you want a richer sauce, add 1 T. butter to the orange juice mixture. (Recipe compliments of Betty Crocker.)
A lovely side dish -- from "What's For Dinner" by Maryana Vollstedt. (Note: if you find your orzo sticking to the bottom of the pan after cooking, just remove from the burner and place on a hotpad with the lid on -- let it sit about 5 minutes, then stir.)
Feel free to use this as a base and jump off at will with veggies and herbs. This is good for a little bit of zucchini, a little bit of fresh red pepper, a little leftover pasta in the bottom of the boxes...you get the idea. Great with grilled chicken.
Need a simple casserole sure to please the kids? I served this to friends who later left for Kenya...their girls were pining for it overseas, and you can bet I served it to them again when they returned to the States for a visit! (Talk about easy to please!) Nothing gourmet here, just yummy and great with salad and crispy garlic bread. (Recipe via my sister, who says she got it from Southern Living way back when...)
This is from Betty Crocker's "Good and Easy Dinners" with my adaptation. Go mild or spicy...it's up to you. This is good for when you don't have any meat defrosted for dinner but you want something hearty, pretty and kid-pleasing. (It qualifies also as pure comfort food - bonus!) For the crushed tortilla chips, try a combo of Doritos and plain Tostitos...Fritos are good, as well.