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Ms. N. Cognito

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Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« on: February 06, 2008, 12:34:03 AM »

Hello, I'm a desperate mom that never knows what to make???  I tried looking in recipe books but there's so many it can be overwhelming and you never know if it'll be any good or it will have 50 ingredients so I'm asking if anyone out there has any ideas?  I'm looking for fast, easy recipes that I can throw together after work or put in the crock pot early?  Let me know, I'd really appreciate it!
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 05:49:39 PM »

I know that there are stews in the freezer section of grocery stores that you can throw in a crock pot in the morning. Thy taste really good and are easy to serve with some bread or bisquits.
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 06:20:20 PM »

Cut up a chuck roast or whatever type of cut you want, throw it in the crockpot all day, and viola-shredded beef to make BBQ beef sandwiches.  Just add sauce (or not).
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 06:36:42 PM »

I posted a very simple chicken chili recipes under fav chicken recipes.  It only has 4 ingredients and cooks all day on low in the crockpot.
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 11:48:52 AM »

Cut up a chuck roast or whatever type of cut you want, throw it in the crockpot all day, and viola-shredded beef to make BBQ beef sandwiches.  Just add sauce (or not).




im sure she wouldnt have any problem finding the sauce!! lol

and what is viola shredded beef brother ell??? you shred it then put it in the shape of a viola or violin??  :D
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 01:44:27 PM »

Try www.kraftfoods.com  They have lots of fast & easy recipes, if you sign-up you'll receive their Food & Family magazine that they send out quarterly.
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2008, 12:03:16 AM »




im sure she wouldnt have any problem finding the sauce!! lol

and what is viola shredded beef brother ell??? you shred it then put it in the shape of a viola or violin??  :D

especially now that I learned j's secret recipe on sat. night!!!
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2008, 01:21:11 AM »

kraft has a home-baked mac & cheese recipe that i tried last night, yum! it's about 30 min total. i'm fighting the flu so i just had crackers with mine, but the b/f made a couple brats to go with it - hot dogs or sausage would be nice too. if you can't find it on the website i'll post it for ya.
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2008, 11:04:32 AM »

Hello, I'm a desperate mom that never knows what to make???  I tried looking in recipe books but there's so many it can be overwhelming and you never know if it'll be any good or it will have 50 ingredients so I'm asking if anyone out there has any ideas?  I'm looking for fast, easy recipes that I can throw together after work or put in the crock pot early?  Let me know, I'd really appreciate it!


Well this will probably be way too long for most people, but what the hay.  I'm killing time here.

I cook for a crowd every night.  I have a selection of meals that I usually make.  Kids are still picky so I can't go all out with new dishes.  My BFF is a crock potter, but I've never used one.  So these are most of my usual 30-45 minute meals.

Hamburgers and fries
Chili and rice (using dry chili mix)
Fried chicken and mashed potatoes
Pasta and meat (like spag and meatballs, fettucini alfredo with grilled chicken)
Thin sliced steak and mashed potatoes
Fish and chips
Pizza
Beef stew (made in pressure cooker)
Beef stroganoff (made in pressure cooker)
Breakfast dinner (waffles, bacon, hash browns)
Cream of chicken over rice (sauteed chicken and cream over chicken soup)
Grilled chicken salad
Chinese chicken over rice
Tacos/fajitas and rice (lipton spiced rice), enchiladas

One hour meals:
Chicken and dumplings
Stuffed shells
Roast beef
Real beef stew

But I think the real key to actually cooking every night of the week is to be prepared.  I think through our menu for the whole week, considering which days I have something booked for and we need to be done with dinner early or if it has to be something hubby can finish and serve because I have to leave early for something. 

But once you know your meals for the week, make sure you have all the ingrediants on Monday.  So there is no excuse to not do it.

Anyways, thats what works for me!

TMIEm
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2008, 12:26:39 PM »

Shepherd's Pie...mmmmm

Easy AND delicious!!!!
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2008, 07:56:34 AM »

I am making a Valentine's Gingerbread house, prefab cookie parts :P
The kids just love decorating them.
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2008, 05:10:53 PM »

I'm starvin marvin, I'll have to try that website right away to get something quick!
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2008, 05:34:34 PM »

leftovers  or PB&J I will even get the bread out for you!
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2008, 07:10:19 PM »

leftovers  or PB&J I will even get the bread out for you!

lol, I ended up heating up some ramen noodles...blah... :-\
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Re: Any ideas for some easy, fast, dinner recipes???
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2008, 07:11:20 PM »

anything that is pasta related: example boil some pasta noodles (any kind) in a chicken stock or garlic chicken broth take a frying pan out and warm up some chicken (pre-packed) and some crushed garlic Just until the noodles are finished boiling. Drain the noodles and save about a 1/2 cup of the broth. Take the chicken/garlic mixture and add to the noodle/broth mixture (mix well) sprinkle with parmasean cheese and enjoy.This takes about 10 minutes to make :)
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