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Old 01-16-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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Here is another one: Minestrone Soup

1 onion minced
2- 3 carrots minced
1-2 celery stalks minced
3 cloves garlic minced
4 cups chicken or veg. stock
2 T olive oil
1 can white beans drained
1 can stewed tomatos (do not drain)
1 cup frozen peas thawed

Ok Heat dutch oven or good size pot over med heat. Add olive oil heat through. Add the onion, carrots, celery garlic, and 3/4 tsp salt. Stir. Put cover on pot turn heat down a little and heat for 20 min. stirring occasionally. Take off lid, add stock, beans, tomatos. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 min. Take off heat add peas.

Serve with parm. cheese. We have this and slice up a french loaf to go with it. You can make this a veggie soup by using veggie stock and substituted chopped up potato for the beans.

I also add little spinich ravolis to it (boiled separately or else they suck up all the moisture from the soup) or some type of small pasta.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Nic-Think from your posts you work and don't get home til late evening. That was my life also-leave at 6AM not home til 6PM. What I did was dedicate part of the weekend to making soups, stews,chili,lasagne, baked ziti, roasts that could be done multiple ways.

Sometime breakfast for dinner is fun-kids love it or omelets and english muffins.

I envy your determination and we're all here to help.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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Nic-Think from your posts you work and don't get home til late evening. That was my life also-leave at 6AM not home til 6PM. What I did was dedicate part of the weekend to making soups, stews,chili,lasagne, baked ziti, roasts that could be done multiple ways.

Sometime breakfast for dinner is fun-kids love it or omelets and english muffins.

I envy your determination and we're all here to help.


Thank you very much Lacey!
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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Do you have a crock pot?

You can make a pot roast. It will cook all day while you are gone and be ready to put on the table when you get home.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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Yes! I have a crock pot! I forgot about that!
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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Ok here ya go

Pot roast the simple way

1 pot roast
1 onion sliced
couple of carrots sliced
couple stalks of celery sliced
2 -3 potatos quartered

enough water or beef stock to cover roast

Cook on low 8 hours. Done
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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Great! Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Would you believe I've never had a taco? I can't stand the look of them....
What's not to like about a taco?

It's just a sandwich that uses a big corn chip instead of sliced bread.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Oh, kiddo, you and your husband need a new attitude. Food is such a wonderful adventure, if you are open to new things. If you are not, then perhaps you are doomed to failure.

If you want to cook healthy, quit using any prepackaged mixes. They are full of chemicals and sodium. Stay on the outside edge of your grocery store..meat, fish, fruits and vegetables. Don't buy any bread or cereals unless they have high fiber content. Use olive oil whenever you can, and something like Smart Balance or Olivio. Use skim or 1% milk only. Cheese is very high in fat, so try the lowfat kind if you can stand it.
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Nic, enchiladas are awesome! You can make them easily - I like making chicken enchiladas at home. Basically, you just boil some chicken breasts in broth or water, shred them up once they've cooled, roll some shredded chicken and cheese up in tortillas, lay them out in a baking dish, and cover them with whatever you like - salsa, more cheese, nothing, whatever! I like salsa verde (green salsa) myself. Course, you can also make them with just cheese inside, too. Easy, versatile and delicious.
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