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Let's share recipes: What are your favorite dinners?

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Asked by toriandgrace at 9:45 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • My favorite is Lasagna which i make a homemade sauce with 1 small can tomato paste, 1 15oz can petite cut tomatoes and 1 15oz can tomato sauce. Than I spice it to perfection and add onions and mushrooms. I put cooked Italian ground sausage in it with the noodles and ricotta cheese and I top it with mozzarella and bake it about 30-45 minutes.

    Answer by daisysrdeadly at 9:51 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • my favorite is a roast in the crock pot. I add carrots, potatoes and onion to it. I use two envelopes of lipton dry onion soup mix and add to 3/4 cup water, pour over roast and cook for 10 hours on low...yummy

    Answer by beyondhopes at 9:51 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • you can skip the veggies if you want it more beef roast like. Maybe mashed potatoes on the side instead. I just like the wonderfulness of marinated veggies from a crock

    Answer by beyondhopes at 9:55 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Roast chicken is probably my favorite! I got my recipe from Food Network:
    5-6 lbs Chicken
    1 Lemon
    1 Head of garlic
    Fresh thyme
    2 Tbs Butter
    Kosher salt
    Red skin potatoes
    Chicken stock

    Rinse out chicken and pat dry
    Salt and pepper the inside of the chicken
    Stuff chicken with garlic (cut in half), lemon cut into fourths, and about 10 sprigs of thyme
    Rub chicken with melted butter
    Liberally salt and pepper
    Tie legs back

    Cut potatoes in half or fourths
    Cut onion in fourths
    Toss carrots, onions, and potatoes with salt, pepper, and olive oil
    Place veggies in roasting pan with another 10 sprigs of thyme
    Pour a small amount of chicken stock in bottom of pan
    Place chicken on top of veggies

    Roast at 425 for an hour and a half. Let sit for 20 minutes before slicing.

    It is the best chicken I've ever ha

    Comment by toriandgrace (original poster) at 9:55 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Potato soup!
    2 cans of cheese sauce (cambells)
    about 5-6 potatoes
    celery, chopped
    onions, chopped
    Chopped ham OR bacon bits

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 9:55 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • My favorite is homemade (and healthy) burritos. We make it using either lean ground turkey or lean ground bison, brown it and add in a lower sodium taco seasoning, and add in 1 can fat free refried beans. Heat through. Serve on low fat flour or corn tortillas with lettuce, tomato, onion, diced peppers, light sour cream, sliced avocado, and shredded cheddar cheese or whatever toppings you like on your burritos. Squeeze a little bit of fresh lime juice over the top. Wrap and enjoy! Its our favorite, we eat it at least once a week and company ALWAYS loves it.

    Another favorite is our version of shepherds pie. Peel, slice and boil 3 large baking potatoes til they are soft enough to mash. Drain. Meanwhile, brown 1 lb ground turkey or bison til done. Add in 2 jars of Heinz gravy. Add in 1/2 cup of frozen green peas, 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels. Heat on low while you mash the potatoes. CONT...

    Answer by AprilDJC at 9:56 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • For the potatoes, add in about 1/4 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of butter, 1/2 to 1 tsp salt to taste. Blend with a hand mixer. Put the bison mixture in a 2 qt casserole and spread the potatoes over the top. Add about 1 cup of shredded cheddar sprinkled over the top of the potatoes. bake at 400 til browned and bubbly. Serve with a fresh salad and some rolls.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 9:57 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • That should say best chicken I've ever had!

    Another reason I love to make it is for the leftovers!

    I take the leftover veggies and some of the chicken, chop them up, mix it with cream of chicken soup, pepper, and garlic powder. I put a refrigerated pie crust in a pie pan, dump the filling in and top with the other pie crust. Cut a few slits in it and bake at 350 for 50 minutes and it's the easiest pot pie ever!

    I also like to use the chicken for casseroles (cream of chicken, sour cream, spices, chopped chicken, frozen broccoli, and egg noodles topped with crushed crackers, bake at 350 for 25 minutes, mmmm!) and chicken noodle soup!

    I'm pregnant btw, can you tell by my total preoccupation with food? lol

    Comment by toriandgrace (original poster) at 10:01 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Here are the meals that I regularly make. Send me a message if you would like any recipes:

    Sweet and sour tofu
    No hurry curry
    sweet and sour cabbage rolls
    taco salad
    minestrone soup, salad
    General Tsao’s tofu
    stuffed peppers
    chili and cornbread
    sweet potato and black bean burritos
    Halloween black and orange quesadillas
    black bean soup, quesadillas, avocado salad
    not crab cakes, tofu fish sticks, baked sweet potato “fries”
    dairy-free nachos
    tamale bean pie
    Mexican bean and pasta bake
    white chili
    Stovetop lentil sloppy joes
    Tofu and spinach curry
    Lentil soup
    stew with dumplings
    lentil tacos
    Pot pie
    zucchini enchiladas
    Mediterranean Vegetable stew with poached eggs
    homemade pizza
    squashed macaroni
    peanut noodles
    blueberry oatmeal pancakes
    slowcooker lentil sloppy joes

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:03 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Have salad every night as a side and change the dressing.

    Answer by jdjamm at 5:18 AM on Sep. 29, 2012

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