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I need some easy meal ideas.


Asked by Lobelia at 4:51 PM on May. 2, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • "Boiled Dinner"

    Chunk up Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Cabbage. Toss in a pot with bay leaves, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, thyme, sage. Toss in a chink of meat if you like (any will do, beef, chicken, turkey, pork, lamb, venison, etc.). Simmer for a couple hours. Use the stock to make gravy if desired.

    We're having this for supper. It is a favorite around here. Takes 10 minutes to prep, can be cooked in a crock pot, and tastes better the next day.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:54 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • One Pot Pasta

    Cook 1 lb of pasta (whatever shape you like), drain, rinse, set aside.

    In the same pot, add 3T olive oil, crushed garlic (I use a whole head, but you will probably only want 2-3 cloves), one chopped onion, sautee over med until soft (do not burn garlic).

    Add 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, whatever meat/veggies you like, cook over med/high until liquid is reduced.

    Add oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, or italian seasoning, salt & pepper, garlic powder to taste.

    Toss pasta in sauce, serve immediately with grated cheese on top.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 5:01 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Fried Rice

    Cook rice. Set aside.

    Scramble a few eggs, chunk and cook meat (if desired). Set aside.

    Use a bag of frozen stir fry mix, sear, remove from pan.

    Add olive oil, rice, garlic powder, soy sauce, pepper. Cook until you reach desired crispness. Add all ingredients back in, toss to mix.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:57 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • Pizza hotdish

    1lb of hamburger(or whatever you have)
    elbow noodles
    pizza sauce
    cheddar cheese soup
    any shredded cheese you perfer
    ----start boiling pasta (dont fully cook), brown hamburger with onion, in casserole dish mix sauce and soup together, add nooodles and hamburger, stir, top with cheese....put in oven at 375 for 20-30 minutes!

    Answer by lnanln2006 at 5:09 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • That sounds really good! Thanks!

    Comment by Lobelia (original poster) at 4:55 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • I could go on... and on... and on... lol I am the queen of home made in less than 45 minutes. :) msg me if you're interested.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 5:01 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • In a large pot add a few cans of green beans, a few peeled and cubed potatos, 1 pkg sliced smoked sausage, 1 chopped onion, pepper to taste. Boil over med heat until potatos are done (may need to add water as it boils). This can be done in a crockpot as well. Serve with corn bread if desired.

    Answer by ria7 at 5:30 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • we like breakfast for dinner too!

    Answer by ria7 at 5:30 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • If you don't have a CrockPot, get one! They make easy meals a snap. They usually come with a few recipes to get you started. I make awesome pasta sauce in it, let it cook all day, then an hour before dinner stir in the pasta and dinner is done.

    Answer by pampire at 6:01 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • baked chicken breasts with asparagus spears; baked potatoes; salad and fruit; Tacos with all the fixings and fruit; pork chops, mashed potatoes; green beans, salad and fruit; homemade pizza night

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:29 AM on May. 3, 2011