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Old 05-08-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I feel like most of your queries on here have yielded lots and lots of simple recipe and meal suggestions. I'd think your threads on here alone would have already provided you with a decent repertoire.
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:26 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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When I think of a quick, easy meal, it usually involves pasta and a sauce that will cook in the time it takes the pasta to cook.
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Cup chopped onions
1-2 Cloves garlic, minced
1 Pint of grape tomatoes
Fresh basil
S&P
Favorite dried pasta

Start pasta in boiling, salted water. In a saute pan over medium-high, add oil. when oil is heated, add onions and garlic, cook until softened. Add tomatoes and basil, cooking until the tomatoes start to burst and soften, S&P to taste. When pasta is done, drain, reserving a cup of cooking water, and add to the sauce, turning with tongs to incorporate sauce into the pasta. If the sauce is too tight, add some of the reserved cooking water. Fresh grated Parmesan can be added as a topping if you like.
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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Get a box of Tuna Helper and use fresh Shrimp instead add a couple
of shakes of Old Bay Seasoning
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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For the last 8 years or so I have been into making food using recipes that need 8 or 10 and sometimes more ingredients. But I am finding that is more than I want to do since I live singly in a one bedroom apartment and after I make something with that many ingredients I have too much for one person. Of course I save the rest and eat it another time but sometimes it spoils etc. But it is also too much time and shopping around for ingredients that doesn't make it appealing anymore to do all that. Instead it would be nice to make a quick meal with simple ingredients and yet have a good taste. Is that asking too much? Any ideas?
You've been cooking good for quite a while. How about toss'n the recipe book and use what you have on hand? Make's it a challenge and cut your ingredients in half to help with clean up.

Portion control/versatility, make a big meal like usual but have a plan for the leftovers. ie, soup, stirfry, same thing, salad, nacho's, etc
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:24 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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some feedback from Op would be helpful
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:58 AM
 
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Some useful reading on the issue =
https://www.google.ca/search?source=...85.jV8aRVZRYNU
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:09 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Many meals can be quick if you have your mise en place done ahead. Stir fry comes to mind. We often do prep work on Sunday for meals during the week. Even doing a complete dish because they taste better a day or two later.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:14 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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One of my favorite meals is a patio/cubed steak cooked plain with some really soft-on-the-inside sourdough bread and a ton of cold, hard butter.

It just does NOT get any better.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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This is both simple and yummy. Note: you are allowed to use a modern stove.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuVj...&t=0s&index=22
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:11 AM
 
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Chicken breast with a sauce from Trader Joe's over it to keep it moist - bake it in the oven. Roast some green beans, mushrooms, carrots or zukes - whatever catches your fancy. Roasting is easy - olive oil and herbs/spices. I don't do rice or pasta anymore, but I do like boiling small-ish potatoes, then putting them on a cookie sheet and mashing them down. Sprinkle with parm and olive oil and herbsspices of choice. Then roast the bejesus out of them. There's your main and two sides.
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