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I need some recipe ideas...

I'm stuck in a rut as far as dinners go. I need some fairly cheap winner recipes to make for dinner. Any good ideas?


Asked by MamaSarah1104 at 6:06 PM on Jul. 14, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Baked ziti don't use meat.My kids prefer this without meat sauce.

    Either cook or buy a whole cooked chicken and remove meat from bones.Cut a pita in half add chicken feta or mozz ,kalamata olive.chopped artichoke hearts or leave off any and all.Wrap in foil and bake serve with salad.I prefer mine without meat.

    Use left over chicken and marinate in a teriyaki sauce ,cook veggies add chix and sauce to veggies heat up and serve over brown rice.


    Answer by drfink at 10:49 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • This is an easy one and won't heat up your kitchen in summer. Use 4 chicken breasts (I buy frozen because it's cheaper) Place in crockpot, add a couple cans of diced tomatoes and a packet of taco mix. Cook on low for 6-7 hours. The chicken will be very tender and you just use a fork to pull it apart, shredding it. Then serve either rolled in tortillas or tostado style. I top mine with sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 6:10 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • SophiofLight...that sounds really good! I do something similiar but I use drumsticks and rub the taco seasoning on them and bake in oven...turns out so good...and you make a dip with taco seasoning and sourcream to dip the chicken with some dicede tomatoes and some chopped green onions..YUM! lol


    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 6:16 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • It sounds gross but bare with me...It is TRULY the BEST RECIPE EVER!
    4-6lbs of London Broil Cut Beef
    3 TBSP Ketchup
    3-4 TBSP Soy Sauce
    1 TBSP Oregano
    1 TSP Black Pepper
    1 TBSP Veg. Oil

    Cut the beef in a criss cross pattern about 1/8 in deep

    Put all ingredients in a gallon size zip lock bag and mix them up

    Marinade at least an hour but overnight is preferable

    Grill 3-7 mins on each side. It will be really red inside and that is good, you want that. I typically serve with corn and salad. It is AMAZING. I would pick it as my last meal if I had a choice:)

    Answer by ABusyBee at 6:18 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Sloppy Joes hamburger is usually 2.50 a pound sometimes less, can of sloppy joe is 1.50 and the buns are 1.00 at out local grocery store

    Answer by jagrus at 6:08 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Fattening one I just watched on the food network the other day and will be trying tomorrow...
    DEEP FRIED PIZZA (hehe..just sounds el-fatto,lol)
    Heat up your deep fryer(if you have one, if not...heat a pot of oil on the careful!)
    Get a bag of pizza dough to make
    Roll out the dough,use a knife to cut out a big circle
    Cut in half, straight down the middle
    Toss in some sauce(can tomato sauce,oregano,basil..or just plain ol spaghetti sauce)
    Fold dough over..making sure to pinch down the sides all the way around
    Put into heated oil right away..dont wait long or the sauce will begin to seep thru.
    Take it out when it looks nice and browned
    Sprinkle on some parmesean cheese..VOILA! :)
    Another good thing is to give each person a side of heated sauce to use for dipping.(or maybe ranch if they prefer that)

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 6:14 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • minestrone soup, salad, tomato mozzarella and basil sandwiches
    General Tsao’s tofu
    stuffed peppers
    vegetable stew with dumplings
    sweet potato and black bean burritos
    home made pizza from the freezer
    lentil soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
    lentil sloppy joes
    Mushroom lasagna
    Spinach and tofu curry
    breakfast: oatmeal pancakes and fruit salad
    bean and vegetable sloppy joes
    southwest falafel
    Halloween black and orange quesadillas
    black bean soup, quesadillas, avocado salad
    lentil tacos
    mushroom stroganoff
    Mediterranean stew
    pot pie
    not crab cakes, tofu fish sticks, baked sweet potato “fries”
    peanut noodles
    tamale bean pie
    Mexican bean and pasta bake

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:00 PM on Jul. 14, 2010