These are recipes that are too basic to be called "recipes" -- I fall back on meals like this fairly often, and I'm sure you do too! Send me the favorites from your house!
Throw a pack of boneless skinless chicken into the pan with a little oil. Let cook over medium heat until mostly cooked through; remove briefly from pan and cut into bite-sized chunks, then return to pan and cook until done. Splash liberally with good balsamic vinegar. Sauté until all the liquid is gone from the pan. Serve with brown rice and broccoli.
Same thing as the chicken above, only use a big glop of peanut butter and a generous splash of soy sauce in place of the vinegar. (The PB needs to be the sweet, crappy kind -- no all-natural stuff here, unless you also stir in a little brown sugar or honey). You can also add some garlic, ginger, etc. Serve over rice, sprinkled with salted peanuts.
Combine some green beans, cooked, with some hamburger, cooked, and a jar of alfredo sauce. Pour all into a baking dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and/or parmesan cheese, and bake until heated through and browned on top.
Slice a 1-lb kielbasa and sauté over medium heat until heated through and nicely browned. Plop a fat spoonful of peach (or apricot) preserves (or jam). Stir until preserves are melted and coating the meat. Serve over egg noodles.
Same thing as the kielbasa above, only use a dollop of honey and a big squirt of lime juice in place of the preserves. Serve over egg noodles.
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