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XANADUREALM Posts: 7,243
9/1/11 7:41 A

There are lots of Family Recipes at Sparkrecipes.com. Just put the meat or meal item you have in the search box:

recipes.sparkpeople.com/

KELEKONA Posts: 605
8/19/11 8:09 P

Think in terms of meat-veggie-starch.

Many pot-pies and Shepard's pies are interchangeable.

Many pasta dishes barely rely on the texture of the noodles, and only slightly more on the sauce. (I'm thinking about trying macaroni in my next lasagna.)

It's amazing what you can stir-fry.




That said, there are some good places to start:

Take a random bit of cooked and texture-stripped meat, dump a jar of pasta sauce on it. Take random box of dry pasta, calculate sauce-to-pasta-serving-ratio, and boil pasta according to the package.

Take random meat, cut into bite-size pieces, sear completely in a pan and then pan-steam with frozen vegetables and a good shot of sauce. (I imagine that the frozen stir-fry vegetables with sauce-packs have more eloquent instructions.)

Shepard's pie is pretty much roasted meat, root vegetables, all baked under a layer of mashed potatoes.

GOTH_MAMMA Posts: 7
8/19/11 2:34 P

I was thinking of stepping out of the box for dinner tonight. I was wondering if any of you have a good family friendly recipie I could try out tonight. Oh and take into account my kids are 2 and nearly 1. So something that at least three of us can eat easily. Thank you in advance!

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