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Old 12-10-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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For out of the can I've done tamales. The masa really does absorb a lot of flavor and I'd rather eat mushy it than mushy pasta. We're in avocado season now so my best out of the pantry option is half an avocado with an anchovy or cottage cheese. There's a great precooked microwave rice product out now, and if I were pressed I'd get a bunch of those, with zapped veg, leftover meat if available, and a bottled sauce.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Oh and I eat tuna out of the can.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:49 PM
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Location: Near Manito
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canned beans, canned veggies and canned soups once in awhile. Canned meals are too salty. I had not had chef boyardee raviloi's in a long time so 2 years ago I bought a can. Yuck! tasted like crud.
I lived on that stuff -- and plain old Chef B spaghetti and tomato sauce, in college in the 1960's. Nineteen cents a can. Heated it in the can on my dorm room bedside lamp.

Yet I survived...
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Some members of our family like to eat from a can. Our cats.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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No matter how much some of us like to cook and like to do most everything from scratch, I think we all do the "out of a can" once in awhile. Most of what you are mentioning, no, we do not eat, but we do the canned soup routine or canned chile every so often..I am more apt to have dinner out of the freezer than out of a can. The two meals that come to mind: tuna salad in the summer and what we used to call frito pie. It is chile poured over chips with onions, melted cheese and jalapenos. I guess most of us have had this at our kids ball games, if no where else. It makes a good summer dish.

LOVE Frito pie!
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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Canned vegetarian chili, lentil soup. I don't make a batch, because then I would have it forever! Vegetarian baked beans, with black bean burgers.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:01 PM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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The only things out of a can I'll eat are some fish, (tuna, salmon, sardines), and vegetables. In a pinch I'll make prepared frozen food, rather than canned. I like Stouffer's lasagna and also Cohen's kasha varnishkes together with Stouffer's stuffed peppers. I eat White Castles occasionally, too.

I usually have a few "homemade TV dinners" in the freezer, from various dinner leftovers, so I don't really get stuck all too often. Those divided plastic freezer containers come in very handy. When I worked, I would often cook for a couple of hours on the weekend and prepare enough homemade TV dinners for the week ahead.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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Canned sardines
Canned beans with ham and adequately doctored
Canned Cincinnati Chili
Canned soup (esp. turtle or Progresso)
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Not exactly that bad, but when I worked and had a bunch of kids, I wasn't above cooking a pound of spaghetti and heating a jar of Ragu in the microwave.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: California
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Chile for sure, no way I'm bothering with that "from scratch" when there are so many good ones available. Soups, tuna, beans, including refried. One of my favorite snackes is Hearts of Palm dipped in ranch dressing, but they make a good addition to salads too.

I'm more of a frozen meal gal and always have some TJ's Chicken Tikka Masala and garlic nan on hand
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