Ground beef and a package of frozen vegetables are your two main shopping list items for this quick-to-make soup. A hearty stock is provided by tomato sauce, dry onion soup mix, and a teaspoon of white sugar.
Mashed potatoes can be made almost completely ahead. Do nearly everything - boil, peel and mash; stir in milk and salt - up to two days ahead. Before serving, reheat. Adding butter at the last minute makes them taste freshly mashed.
Three yummy layers make this a delightful salad/dessert surprise. There 's a gelatin and strawberry layer, a creamy cream cheese and whipped cream layer, and finally a crushed and sweetened baked pretzel layer. Serves ten.
This curry is full of veggies: sweet potato, eggplant, spinach, zucchini, red and green bell peppers, carrots, and onion. It's mixed with blanched almonds, chickpeas, raisins, and spices. Serve with brown rice or couscous.