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Old 09-18-2010, 02:41 AM
 
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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There are just two of us now and I have never learned to cook for just the two of us and I like to cook big on a weekend and then put what I cook to different uses.

A couple of weeks ago on a Sunday I threw on the grill beer can chicken...I took 6-7 pound chicken spiced it up drank 1/4 can of beer then sat the chicken on that and cooked it for about 1 1/2 hrs on the grill only having to baste it occasionally.

From the leftovers from dinner I got more meals out of it.............

Chicken ala King where I took the chicken and added cream of mush soup, cream of celery soup, jar of pimentos green pepper and corn heated it up and had it over toast.


I have taken the same chicken added some potato carrots peas or whatever you like, some spices made a white sauce and threw it into pie crusts and simply chicken pot pie

If you don't feel like that take the leftover chicken veggies and make a pot of soup with some crusty bread.

or.......shred the leftover chicken and set aside. Put a layer of broccoli florets and place on a casserole dish make a sauce from cream cheese (I like fat free) 2 cups of half and half or cream a tsp garlic powder, black pepper and lawry salt to flavor and heat add 3/4 cup parmesan..stir until thicker and pour some over broccoli add the chicken and pour the rest over the entire casserole. You can refrigerate it at that point and cook it later or just pop it in the oven and cook on 325 until golden brown on the top...

or simply chicken salad to have with a cup of soup.

All from one chicken..
 
Old 09-18-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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There are only 2 of us now too for quite a few years now but I still cook for 4. Cook once - eat twice. Most anything you make can be eaten the day you make it - skip a day - and eat it again. Meatloaf, chicken breasts (which also turn into great chicken salad) a pork roast tenderloin - these come as small as one lb. and just take an hour in the oven with some baked potato. The options are endless. Strips of cooked chicken are great on top of a nice green salad.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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I am lost as to what "two incomes" has to do with this thread?? If it's two good incomes I'd say eat out every night. I thought the thread was going to be about kids moving back in with the parents for instance. The problems of trying to make two households happy in one house with one meal. We are experiencing this situation with daughter, SIL and Gbaby. They've come here to roost while attending school. They appear to be from another planet as they like nothing we like. This presents a problem as we prepare a meal only for them to turn their nose up. Then they go out leaving leftovers for an already overstuffed fridge.
...My suggestion would be Night Hawk Dinners... especially this one.

http://www.nighthawkfoods.com/01930.jpg
 
Old 09-18-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Crock pot ... pot roast! Cut up some potatoes and carrots to roast with the meat, or throw in some small red potatoes and baby carrots if you want to spend a little more for convenience. Add an envelope of onion soup mix and a can of crushed tomatoes with garlic, or a can of condensed golden mushroom soup.

The leftovers are good if you like pot roast sandwiches.
 
Old 09-19-2010, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I am lost as to what "two incomes" has to do with this thread?? If it's two good incomes I'd say eat out every night. I thought the thread was going to be about kids moving back in with the parents for instance. The problems of trying to make two households happy in one house with one meal. We are experiencing this situation with daughter, SIL and Gbaby. They've come here to roost while attending school. They appear to be from another planet as they like nothing we like. This presents a problem as we prepare a meal only for them to turn their nose up. Then they go out leaving leftovers for an already overstuffed fridge.
...My suggestion would be Night Hawk Dinners... especially this one.

http://www.nighthawkfoods.com/01930.jpg

Next time they turn up their noses and go out...I am sure you are babysitting ...change the locks and don't let them back in.....

Note: After being home alone with hubby for the summer with granddaughter we have (going on 13 and pitiful with food tastes) she is in for a rude awakening when home in 2 weeks....my daughter did me proud with her in the last 3 months with eating what is in front of her ....
 
Old 09-19-2010, 12:45 AM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Next time they turn up their noses and go out...I am sure you are babysitting ...change the locks and don't let them back in.....
The Gbaby without the baggage would be nice!!
 
Old 09-20-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I thought this dinner thread below was for the purpose of sharing ideas for meals. I'm with satx I don't see what 2 incomes have to do with this thread.

What's for Dinner September---?? 2010
 
Old 09-20-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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My impression was that the OP and his wife work outside the home, so he needed some good ideas that don't need a lot of time for shopping or prep work. Easy meals.
 
Old 09-20-2010, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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That too was my impression or at least that is how I read it that neither of them had too much time to cook but wanted something simple, yet good and not the same stuff.
I think we all fall into that catergory every now and again.
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