Monday thru Friday
5 meals ready in minutes:
Monday: Pulled-pork sandwiches Shred the leftover tenderloin from Saturday lengthwise with a fork, and simmer with equal amounts bottled barbecue sauce and canned tomato sauce until thick. Serve warm on soft rolls.
Tuesday: Cowboy pasta Saute chopped onion, green pepper, and chili powder. Add equal amounts jarred tomato pasta sauce and chunky mild salsa, drained black or red beans, and frozen corn kernels. Simmer. Toss with wagon-wheel pasta and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
Wednesday: Ham steaks with pineapple Combine country-style Dijon mustard and brown sugar, and spread over meat (reserve a little). Top ham with pineapple rings, then brush with remaining mustard mixture. Place under broiler until lightly browned.
Thursday: Omelet burrito Cook lightly beaten eggs with chopped spinach in a nonstick skillet until set in a disc shape; top with cheese, and slide onto a warm flour tortilla. Roll and cut to serve.
Friday: Beefy potato boats Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; microwave until tender. Scoop out and reserve the insides. Saute lean ground beef with chopped onions; add diced tomatoes, frozen chopped broccoli, and reserved potato. Cook about 15 minutes. Fill potato shells, and top with cheese.
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