On-The-Go Salad Stuffed Rolls

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There are many days when we are out on the road during meal times.  Often, I cringe at the idea of taking the kids to a fast food restaurant.  A good substitute is to head into the local supermarket and find quick and easy foods that can be put together in the car. This dinner idea is one of our favorites.  All you have to do is take a bulkie roll, poke a hole in the side … [Read more...]

Sharon’s Easy Beef Stroganoff

beef stroganoff

My teens like a plainer version of many recipes. This Beef Stroganoff does not have any mushrooms, and is very basic.  It meets the needs of my picky eaters.  It is also made with ground beef, making it very easy to prepare. Beef Stroganoff Yield - 8 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 8 minutes Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef 1 lb. extra wide … [Read more...]

Sharon’s Baked Potato Tacos

Baked Potato Tacos

This is a fun dinner for teenagers!  It is so easy to make and very economical. The hardest part about this recipe is waiting for those potatoes to finish baking!  You might want to consider pre-cooking the potatoes the day before.   Then just re-heat whenever you are ready.   I made mine early in the afternoon so we could have them ready at our normal dinner-time. Baked … [Read more...]

Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

brown rice casserole

This casserole is a nice way to add more fresh vegetables, and some whole grain rice, to the dinner menu.  I used celery and broccoli since this was what we had available. You can substitute this for your favorite fresh vegetables, or whatever you have on hand. I also used a can of cream corn, to bring an added fun flavor, and a little creaminess.  My teenage sons loved … [Read more...]

Tortellini in a Creamed Vegetarian Sauce

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The creamy vegetarian sauce is made from a simple soup, with few ingredients. Blending a portion of this after cooking, and adding back to the soup makes a delicious, filling cream sauce for the tortellini. Using yellow split peas, rather than traditional green split peas, gives it a bright, spring color! Tortellini in a Creamed Vegetarian Sauce Yield - 8 … [Read more...]