I wanted to point you in the direction of some really great recipes I've run across lately.
First, I'd urge you to try this locro soup. I spent several months in Ecuador when I was in college, and I practically lived off of this stuff. I was a vegetarian at the time, and that didn't seem to translate there, but this soup was a staple. It's a creamy, delicious potato soup - and it is healthy, too. I like to use yellow potatoes and top it off with a little reduced fat feta and sliced avocado. The recipe calls for achiote powder, but feel free to substitute paprika. It really is worth a try!
Secondly, the CrockPot Lady saves the day again! I made a batch of her chicken and rice the other night - and it was absolutely delicious. I wanted an easy, healthy, tasty meal, and that's what we got. If you still haven't taken to brown rice, don't worry - it cooks up perfectly tender. And say goodbye to cream-of-whatever soups in this version - you make your own, and it comes together in a snap! *Just a note from me: it needs some salt, and I threw the chicken breasts in frozen, under the rice, and they cooked in under 4 hours on high.
I wish you all an enjoyable, safe, and happy new year! Bring on 2009!