one of the easiest things to do is use the crock pot. i get the cans of chicken and beef broths, 99% fat free/sodium free and keep them in my pantry. something simple to do is add 1 pound chicken or beef cubes with respective broths, and veggies. then add whatever seasoning you feel like. no two dishes are ever the same, and it doesn't really get boring. sometimes i throw in a few cloves of garlic, too. if you use frozen veggies, throw them in at the last 1/2 hour or so.
for casseroles, i pre-cook whatever noodles, usually egg noodles or rice, and pre-cook cubes of chicken. then mix in a casserole dish with a can of cream-of-whatever soup (either chicken or celery, we don't like mushroom but that would work too). then mix in frozen veggies. sometimes i put shredded cheese on top, other times i toast up day-old bread and crumble with parmesan cheese on top. then bake at about 350 for 15-20 minutes to heat through.
at 12:53 PM on Jul. 7, 2008