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Old 10-25-2006, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Clearfield, Utah
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Hello, city-data family and friends. I pose a question, Do you ever get an awful feeling about 4:30 pm when you realize that you have no idea what to fix for dinner, the family is going to be claming STARVATION in a few minutes and you have no clue what to fix? Maybe i'm the only one with this problem. When I make menus I feel like I am just fixing the same things over and over again. Has anybody got any favorite recipies, dinner ideas or maybe a new spin on an old favorite? Friends, Family lets band together and help each other!! Save my family from another dinner disaster.

Note: Martha Stewart clones need not write in. At this point it is about new ideas not presentation. (said in fun)
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Chicken stir fry over rice...
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:29 PM
 
Location: FL
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When in doubt & starvation draweth near, PASTA & SALAD!!!
(whole wheat pasta if you can... ) AND a nice tall glass of OJ!!!
Quick, simple, healthy, & mmm mmm good!
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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For a quick meal we do tacos or a taco salad. The meat does not even have to be thawed, you can use hard shells or soft, and the salad is a nice change (decorate with fritos or tortillia chips).

If you have beef leftovers you can cut it into cubes and make a box of Rice-a-Roni, add the beef and some fresh broccoli and you have a one dish dinner. Or you can use Lipton Spanish or Mexican Rice, skip the broccoli, and serve with grated cheese over top.

A favorite of mine is to put a can of cream of chicken soup (or any cream of or golden mushroom) into my big baking dish. Add one can of milk and one can of water and mix well with a whisk. Add 2 cups of uncooked rice (or noodles) and stir well. Add chicken breast or pork chops to the top. Bake for 45 minutes at 350.

Chicken or turkey leftovers become a-la-king. Easy receipe that I found in my good old Betty Crocker cookbook.

Last edited by Racelady88; 10-25-2006 at 08:42 PM.. Reason: one day I hope to learn to spell.
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:54 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Hello, city-data family and friends. I pose a question, Do you ever get an awful feeling about 4:30 pm when you realize that you have no idea what to fix for dinner, the family is going to be claming STARVATION in a few minutes and you have no clue what to fix? Maybe i'm the only one with this problem. When I make menus I feel like I am just fixing the same things over and over again. Has anybody got any favorite recipies, dinner ideas or maybe a new spin on an old favorite? Friends, Family lets band together and help each other!! Save my family from another dinner disaster.

Note: Martha Stewart clones need not write in. At this point it is about new ideas not presentation. (said in fun)
I get tired of trying to figure out what am going to fix tonight???? I posted this recipe on another thread but I'll put it here for you too. It's so EASY and so GOOD.

one 16oz can whole cranberry sauce
one bottle russian dressing
one pkg onion soup mix

mix this together and pour over 4-6 chicken breast cook about 30 min on 400
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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my favorite thing to cook is pasta (whole wheat like elfyum said, it is so much tastier and better for you). the cool thing about it is i can make a different sauce every night, with whatever vegetables or pasta i want to throw in.

here is my favorite version:

sautee mushrooms, onions, squash, zucchini with lots of garlic, salt, pepper.

sautee chopped garlic cloves in olive oil with oregeno, basil, salt, pepper.

pour oil mix over pasta and stir in veggies. add tomatoes. it makes a light sauce (olive oil is better than butter).

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

ok confession: i used to be a sautee cook at an italian restaurant. i loves me some pasta.
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:54 AM
 
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If you have beef leftovers you can cut it into cubes and make a box of Rice-a-Roni, add the beef and some fresh broccoli and you have a one dish dinner. Or you can use Lipton Spanish or Mexican Rice, skip the broccoli, and serve with grated cheese over top.
I do that with Rice-a-Roni too--or I add leftover and chicken and peas.
Here's an idea--instead of spagetti, make meatballs out of the hamburger, brown in the oven, add to spagetti sauce and simmer for awhile. Take hoagie rolls and add cheese (we prefer white american, but mozzerella is good too), then add some meatballs and a little sauce and you've got a Philly favorite!
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:31 AM
 
Location: NC
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OK Here is a really good recipe for a crock pot...It is called MeeMaw's Mac N' Cheese. It only takes a few minutes to throw together and it is well worth it.

8 oz. Macaroni, cooked and drained
12 oz. Evaporated milk
3 cups sharp cheddar
3 eggs beaten
salt and pepper to taste
mix it all together in a crock pot. Cook on low for 4 hours. Do not lift the lid until it is ready to be served. I have added diced ham to it too.

My kids are really picky eaters, but they love this!
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:31 AM
 
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I'll see if I have my world reknown tree-rat fricasse recipe around here. Mouth watering all natural sustinence!!!

Okay, I found it...
Handsome number of tree rats, quartered. Put them in glass bowl/dish covered in 50/50 Vernors gingerale & olive oil, amply covered in garlic pepper & garlic salt sprinkled gingerly with parsley flakes, maybe add diced onions, garlic & scalions & marinade overnight covered in frig. Slap dripping pcs on orange glowing wood or charcoal grill, baste constantly with marinade goop & real lemon juice, cook crisp & eat like a king!! Healthier than ANYthing purchased at any store anywhere.

I know, it's no last minute idea, but delicious anyway.

Last edited by Electron; 10-26-2006 at 09:46 AM.. Reason: found my recipe.
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Handsome number of tree rats, quartered. Put them in glass bowl/dish covered in 50/50 Vernors gingerale & olive oil, amply covered in garlic pepper & garlic salt sprinkled gingerly with parsley flakes, maybe add diced onions, garlic & scalions & marinade overnight covered in frig. Slap dripping pcs on orange glowing wood or charcoal grill, baste constantly with marinade goop & real lemon juice, cook crisp & eat like a king!! Healthier than ANYthing purchased at any store anywhere.

I wonder if this would work with possum?
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