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Old 10-24-2016, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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When I was still working my crock pot and i were great friends. Well we still are. I can't remember every having a complete dinner out of a can, but I am sure I am in the minority. I guess a bowl of good quality soup and a grilled cheese or tuna salad would be the way I would go. Or maybe even open a can of salmon and toss it with some noodles or rice. Add a salad and you are set. I have also heard of people making tuna casserole on the stove. Just cook noodles, throw in a can of tuna and a little mayo plus some frozen peas or some other veggie and maybe melt some cheese. It is tasty (I did have it once at a friends) but not something I would do time and time again. Oh I just thought of another one and this we have done: Chili and chips or frito pie, whatver you want to call it. heat up a can of chili, pour over corn chips, all grated cheese, onions and jalapenos if you like them. It is a fun super tasty. Of course kids, including spoiled brat love it.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:58 AM
 
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When I was still working my crock pot and i were great friends. Well we still are.

Me, too. I've said it before, but it was great after working all day, then picking up kids at daycare/school, to open the front door & smell dinner already cooked.

I use some canned items, like tuna & soups, & beans sometimes, but ALL of my childhood meals were from cans, so I'm not that enthusiastic. Anybody ever encounter Beefaroni? or Beanie Wienie?
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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Me, too. I've said it before, but it was great after working all day, then picking up kids at daycare/school, to open the front door & smell dinner already cooked.

I use some canned items, like tuna & soups, & beans sometimes, but ALL of my childhood meals were from cans, so I'm not that enthusiastic. Anybody ever encounter Beefaroni? or Beanie Wienie?
When our daughter had 2 young children and was working they depended on ms crock pot a lot or they would order home delivery. OK, not the best idea but better than from a can. Don't even mention Beanie Wienie or Beefaroni. They may have worked for some in college, but that should be the end.

I luckily grew up with parents that loved fresh everything and living in So. Calif. we could get a lot of fresh. I I hardly knew what canned foods were about: I went on to major in foods and nutrision in college and to this day use very few canned products except soups for spoiled brat and tuna plus a few other things.
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Agree with the crockpot. Put meat in season, add small amount liquid . Low heat and forget about it. Then either canned or frozen veggies or canned when you get home.
Usually you'll have leftovers for another day.
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:40 AM
 
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I had BEEF STEW out of a can yesterday

It was OK but was a bit TOO THIN for my liking... (I like thicker texture -- IT ISNT SOUP!!)
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:59 AM
 
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Since I back in the "work force" I get home too late to make
anything demanding. And the Mrs. isn't always sure of what I might want (ME neither).
So, to the pantry and hohum....hummm: have a scotch and think about the choices.

Canned spaghetti, canned mac/cheese (ugh), spam, hmm, Vienna sausage, chile/beans,
tamales, soup(many kinds), then....Mary Kitchen corned beef hash...
heat that up and add a fried egg...viola .

Hard to bring frozen dinners home; too long of a drive...but now that's it's cold
will stock up on those.

So, do you ever just go with out of the can?

HW
Chunky chicken noodle soup!
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Old 10-25-2016, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I had BEEF STEW out of a can yesterday

It was OK but was a bit TOO THIN for my liking... (I like thicker texture -- IT ISNT SOUP!!)
and that is just about what canned stew is: a very expensive can of soup. You could add a little flour and spices; make it like a gravy
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I use canned Spam for Spam and Eggs or "Spam Moco".
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Old 10-25-2016, 05:32 PM
 
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When our daughter had 2 young children and was working they depended on ms crock pot a lot or they would order home delivery. OK, not the best idea but better than from a can. Don't even mention Beanie Wienie or Beefaroni. They may have worked for some in college, but that should be the end.

We often have "Beanie Wienie" at least a couple times a month. A can of Bush beans doctored with onions, celery, Cajun power sauce, mustard and a few other spices with some kielbasa or andouille sausage.

If I do not prepare it, my wife will start asking for it.
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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Swansons Chicken ala king out of a can on toast. If you want to dress it up a little you can add a small individual size can of peas and carrots.
I like Swanson's chicken a la king too. Swanson's is one brand that has decent chicken in it's food, not mystery meat.
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