Post # 1
So I’m not the greatest cook in the world but when I try something new I usually succeed (it’s my second time making it that I always screw up!) so I’m looking for some new easy beginner recipes. We like everything, seafood, pasta, fish, beef, chicken, so post your simple recipes here, or pm me with them.
I look forward to hearing from you Domestic Goddesses, and the not so domestic ones like me!
Post # 3
I love cooking and experimenting with new things, but I dont usually follow a recipe or specific measures unless I’m baking a cake or pastry, I just cook “from the heart” and its always delicious.
Post # 4
@sit1010: How good are you at fixing chicken?
’cause there’s a cheating way of fixing chicken parmesan.
Fry up the chicken, or bake it, however you like. Season it the way you prefer. (I typically use Italian Seasoning, Lemon Pepper Salt, Garlic Powder/Salt, and chopped onion). When your chicken is completely done, (drain off the extra grease if you fried up your chicken), add spaghetti or marsala sauce (I typically use plain, but you can use whatever type you love). Then smother in cheese topping with parmesan. (I usually use a 3 cheese mixture and/or add parmesan on top.)
quick, easy, and really yummy. My FI is a HUGE fan of my chicken parmesan, lol.
Post # 5
There’s a book called Glorious One Pot Meals. I use that one almost twice a week. Ingredients in the pot (though some of the veggies need chopping), bake for 45 minutes. Complete, nutritionally balanced meals!
Post # 6
I’ve made chicken parmesan before but not in a loooooong time, great idea! Think I’ll make that tonight.
That book sounds great, definitely gotta check it out.
I’d love to be able to cook from the heart but I just don’t know enough of what works well with what.
Post # 7
One I tried last night from the BBC recipes website…
Mix together: 2tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp breadcrumbs (or a bit more) and 2 tbsp fresh chopped herbs (I used chives, parsley and basil).
Add some seasoning.
Spread over 2 codÂ loins (or fillets).
Bake at 180deg for 15mins or until fish is flaky.
It was pretty yummy, if not particularly exciting.
I’ve been trying a few new recipes recently, so might post another if I can remember them… 🙂
Post # 8
@sit1010: no problem! It’s sorta a recipe I found in the ads in the newspaper. I know there’s parts I’ve forgotten, but it works and is really yummy!
Post # 9
@RainStorm: That sounds great. An easy option. I bet red pepper flake would b egood in it to spice it up. FI loves everything spicy, I put red pepper flakes in pretty much everything now lol.
Post # 10
This one takes a looong time (2.5 hours)ish but it was amazing (made it last night for the first time) and I am not that great of a cook.
Chicken pot pie
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cubed
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
- In a saucepan, combine chicken, carrots, peas, and celery. Add water to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
- In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crust. Pour hot liquid mixture over. Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Sorry for the really long reply but I recommend it 🙂
Post # 11
I generally like to cook, but I hate grocery shopping. It’s very hard to cook a variety of meals when all that’s left in the kitchen is three boxes of pasta and some frozen chicken breasts.
Here is a great and easy springtime meal that I tried twice in the last month. It’s from Mrs. Buttons’s personal blog and it’s delicious. The second time I used broccoli instead of asparagus, and it turned out great.
Post # 12
When we’re really feeling lazy, we get a pork shoulder, brown it in a pan, then place it in a crockpot. Smother it in your favorite tomato sauce, herbs, and let it cook on high for 8 hours. The meat just falls apart, having cooked in its own fat for so many hours. ;p Not the healthiest cut of meat but it’s tasty. We serve it with risotto or pasta.
Once in awhile, we just add kimchi (homemade or the jarred stuff in stores) with the pork, then do lettuce wraps for dinner. 🙂