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Need a easy meal idea....

Have family coming for the weekend, need an easy and tasty meal to feed
2 families, any ideas? Thanks in advance :)

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Futuregirlzone

Asked by Futuregirlzone at 1:00 PM on Oct. 6, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Spaghetti is good. Maybe hamburgs or hot dogs? Some salad, cake or cookies for dessert, and you are all set.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 1:05 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • chili! and you can do it in a crock pot...just brown the beef, sausage,and chopped onion together and then throw everything in the crockpot...let it cook on low all day if you like...just stir once in a while, goes great with corn bread!

    * 1/2 lb. bulk Italian sausage
    * 1 lb. ground sirloin or chuck
    * 1/2 cup chopped onion
    * Two 14-oz. cans diced tomatoes
    * 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
    * 1 tsp. sugar
    * 2 tsp. chili powder (more for spicier chili)
    * 1 15-oz. can spicy chili beans, undrained
    * 1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), drained and rinsed
    * 1 15-oz. can kidney beans, undrained
    blueeyedgrl2377

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 1:07 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • white lasagna-- you can make tons of this easily in advance then just pop it in the oven

    http://daniellecooks.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/white-lasagna/

    crock pots are very easy! unique french twist on an old fav!

    http://daniellecooks.wordpress.com/2009/09/19/crock-pot-beef-provencial/

    here is a very awesome and easy Tomato Soup you can serve with store bought crusty bread and a bagged salad mix

    http://daniellecooks.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/easy-tomato-bisque/
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 1:08 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • What about roasted chicken? Pretty simple- get two birds, rinse with cold water, pat dry. Loosen the skin from the chicken (pull softly), squish softend butter in between the skin and meat. If you don't feel like doing this, just brush the outide of the skin with melted butter. Season entire bird w/ salt and pepper. Chop an onion and a lemon into large quarters. Stuff into each cavity. Throw a few garlic cloves into each cavity, along with some rosemary twigs. Roast for an hour (or so) at 425.

    Maybe serve with a tossed salad, and some nice white wine.
    ave.maria.

    Answer by ave.maria. at 1:52 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • tacos are always a hit make lots of meat and have all the fixins and hard and soft shells.
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 2:08 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • MEXICAN BEANS AND PASTA BAKE
    1 med. onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, chopped
    2" segment hot chili pepper, minced or 1/4 tsp. cayenne
    1 tbsp. chili powder
    1 qt. undrained canned diced tomatoes
    1 tsp. oregano
    1/2 tsp. cumin
    1 c. uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni or other pasta broken into pieces
    3/4 c. frozen or canned corn
    3/4 c. diced zucchini
    3 c. cooked pink or black beans (or two cans)
    1/2 c. sliced black olives
    1 c. broken taco shells or tortilla chips
    1 c. shredded Jack cheese or cheese of your choice

    cont.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:57 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • In a skillet coated with non-stick cooking spray (I use olive oil) sauté onion, garlic and hot pepper for about 3 minutes to soften. Add chili powder and cook briefly. Add tomatoes, oregano and cumin and bring to a boil. Add pasta, corn and zucchini and simmer 15 minutes until pasta is just tender. Stir in beans and olives. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Transfer bean mixture to a shallow 2 quart casserole. Top with taco shells or tortilla chips and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes to melt cheese. If casserole is assembled in advance and chilled, increase baking time to 20 minutes or until heated through. Top with sour cream at the table.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:57 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

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