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Tjwgct  (Level: 126.5 - Posts: 148)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 3:26 PM


I'm tired of the same old stuff...not much of a cook either (I can follow directions and all, not a chef by any means)...looking for something different...fairly simple...tasty as hell.

Flybybethy  (Level: 136.6 - Posts: 155)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 3:35 PM

My answer to that question will forever and always be "Ravioli."

Flybybethy  (Level: 136.6 - Posts: 155)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 3:45 PM

Just in case you asked twice

Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 3:54 PM

Based on what you said (and it won't help you tonight)you should look for a book called "The Dinner Doctor". It helps you take ordinary food, often prepackaged or "easy" stuff and jazz it up into something interesting. Actually some good stuff in there for when you don't want to spend too much time.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 4:46 PM

When all else fails...a stirfry will feed the nation'n'imagination! So many combinations of meat, sauce'n'vegs...rice or fresh noodles. You can make a different'un every night!


Joelwdonnal  (Level: 123.3 - Posts: 268)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 5:01 PM

We have lasagna cooking right now - we make our own pasta and sauce and everything else - garlic bread will be baking in a minute too - come one come all - have dinner in Michigan tonight.

Phlenin  (Level: 17.8 - Posts: 22)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 5:01 PM

I got a chicken casserole that never fails.

Bake 6 frozen or fresh chicken breasts until cooked according to directions. Allow to cool slightly. Tear chicken and place in bottom of casserole pan, creating layer of chicken. Mix 1 c. sour cream with one can cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup (according to your own preferences), add 1 T cooking sherry to creamy mix and stir thoroughly. Add layer of creamy mix on top of chicken. Finish off with layer of crushed Ritz crackers (I use one roll of crackers with 1 T of melted butter in to make crust really nice). Cook at 350 for 30 mins or until center of casserole is hot. I usually use a large casserole pan and double the recipe -- heats up really well for leftovers.

~Wannabe Chef Phlenin

Magnolia1  (Level: 74.5 - Posts: 147)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 5:06 PM

Nana,s Southern Fried Chicken,Potato Salad with a side dish of peaches and cream corn niblets.....mmmmm...good.....Kathy

Asilon  (Level: 5.4 - Posts: 8)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 6:15 PM

We had risotto ... chop up onions, garlic and whatever random veg you have handy, start sauteing them gently. Add risotto rice, and mix it all up till the rice is coverd in oil. Add some water or stock (I use water because I don't like things salty, but if I could be bothered to make my own stock that would work) and simmer it, stirring regularly, until the rice is cooked. Add a knob of butter and plenty of parmesan

No doubt hopelessly unauthentic, but easy, filling and tastes good

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 7:02 PM

The best thing I ever make is reservations...


Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 7:06 PM

Put boneless country pork ribs in your slow cooker in the morning, on low. Dump a bottle of bbq sauce on them and when you come home, OMG, heaven!

Tjwgct  (Level: 126.5 - Posts: 148)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 7:11 PM

What would I do without you guys? I've now got dinner planned for the next three weeks (starting with ribs tomorrow night!!)...

Tjwgct  (Level: 126.5 - Posts: 148)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 7:11 PM

I almost forgot...THANKS!!

Phlenin  (Level: 17.8 - Posts: 22)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 8:32 PM

HECK YEAH on the ribs baby!
We do those too, it's one of my family favorites! I use spicy honey BBQ's AWESOME!


Twinboymom2001  (Level: 67.0 - Posts: 197)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 8:39 PM

The crockpot has become my friend since I went back to school full time. Ribs, pot roast, chicken breasts, chili, even name it, I am bound to try cooking it in a crockpot. My one of my boys likes the meat loaf and the last time I made it in the crock pot, I told the boys we are having meatloaf. THe son who likes it says "oh, meaploaf in a favorite!"

Jenn326  (Level: 22.8 - Posts: 173)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 9:15 PM

The crock pot is one of the best inventions of all time. I cook down chicken or a roast on Sunday and then just make tacos, enchiladas, flautas, bbq sandwiches, etc with what I cooked down during the week. Lasts a few days and boy does it make meal planning easy. I am also a big fan of just the good ol' chicken stir fry served with soba noodles or brown rice.
Good luck and Happy eating!

Joelwdonnal  (Level: 123.3 - Posts: 268)
Tue, 24th Jan '06 9:41 PM

Besides the crockpot I use my roaster all the time - with the cost of gas (my oven is gas) it is so much more cheaper and economical to use my roaster and it is wonderful in the summer when you want a nice meal, but don't want to heat up the house - I would be lost without it - and either one of my crockpots - btw - I have ribs on now for dinner tomorrow night - just like was said earlier.

Tmj302  (Level: 53.5 - Posts: 129)
Wed, 25th Jan '06 12:23 AM

The website allrecipes has lots of quick & easy meals. I think you can look it up by that.. I know you can look up recipes by ingredients.

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