Ok ladies with mens in your house (or mens who read this and cook--do you exist?): I found a winning, easy supper recipe for you. Cheesy Tomato Beef Casserole with a Polenta Crust. From Southern Living. This was a huge hit with the big and little MMs.
Read the comments section, or take it from me, though, and punch up the tomato-beef-veggie mixture as it simmers with whatever you have on hand. I put some extra steak seasoning in with the beef while it browned, and then added Italian herbs, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar to the whole thing. With that it was perfect and made great leftovers.