With these recipes, it's easy to get supper on the table -- and even easier to clean up!
Turn leftovers into great family meals while saving money and the dishes
These all-in-one dinners mean no sides -- and no fuss!
There's lots to love: minimal cooking, fun shapes, and they're yummy served cool or at room temperature
- Need an easy dinner with fewer dishes to wash? These all-in-one dinners mean no sides -- and no fuss!
- Casseroles are an easy way to turn leftovers around while saving money and dishes
- Kids can help by sprinkling cheese and spreading the corn muffin batter on top
- There's lots to love: minimal cooking, fun shapes, bright colors -- and delicious cool or at room temperature
- Sometimes Garcia will give her granddaughter a small cookie cutter to press out fun shapes.
- Prepare this hearty dish in minutes, and then forget about it until dinnertime. And don't worry: The alcohol in the red wine completely cooks off, leaving you with nothing but rich flavor.
- Great as a side or in a soup or casserole, these beans are a great source of protein
- This savory dish is hearty enough to satisfy any vegetarian
- With these recipes, it's easy to get supper on the table -- and even easier to clean up!
- A summer classic made main-dish hearty with diced ham and broccoli. The richer flavor of regular mayo is worth it; if you want to cut back on the fat, use fat-free sour cream.
- Placing a lemon inside the cavity of the bird infuses it with a subtle citrus flavor. Serve crusty bread with this meal-in-a-pan.
- Look for frozen pork, seafood, or vegetable dumplings in the freezer aisle of your grocery store, and pick up rotisserie chicken in the deli section. This soup tastes so authentic that one kid tester thought it was Chinese takeout.
- Double the recipe and freeze half for another night
- Garnish with light sour cream and salsa.
- Kids can help by scooping out the yolks and mashing with the mayo and spooning yolks into the whites
- Kids can help by measuring dry ingredients, mixing ingredients in pie plate, and crimping edges of crust
- Kids can help by sprinkling the cheese over the pie shell
- Flour tortillas make an ideal "instant" base -- turning deliciously crisp in the oven. They are perfect for smaller children, who find the slimmer base easier to eat. Sometimes the air bubbles in the tortilla puff up a bit as the pizza bakes -- but they deflate as soon as it comes out of the oven, so don't panic! You can use your favorite tomato sauce recipe or store-bought sauce.
- Try substituting spinach or beef for variety
- It's easy to prepare and a good way to get veggies into kids