Post # 1
Bees, I need some help. I am going grocery shopping in about 3 hours over my lunch break. I will need to get stuff to make about 3-4 dinners this week. I have NO idea what to cook.
Disclaimer- I am worthless in the kitchen. If I’m reading a recipe and it’s long enough for my ADD to kick in, I know I’m not going to bother making it. If you have suggestions that have few ingredients and even fewer steps, please share! I also have a 10 month old to chase around, so anything that requires a great deal of prep is probably out. Feel free to share anyway though, since other people might be looking for ideas and I can always give it a whirl on a weekend.
Post # 3
Aaaaand why is this in legal? I swear I clicked “Lounge”. Someone flag to move please and thanks 🙂
Or move it to cooking- didn’t even know we had a cooking board haha.
Post # 4
@DaneLady: I flagged it for you 🙂
I *hate* recipes with more than 8 ingredients… that bores me to tears and I’m not going to go spend $50 on a bunch of stuff for one meal. It really depends on what you like to eat! We are big meat eaters so we buy a lot of chicken, beef, mmmm ribs…. pasta, salad, potato salad, roast vegetables, stews… mmm now I am hungry!
Post # 5
I make a delicious pulled pork. I think it’s rather easy. All you do is take a pork shoulder, and I rub it with a mixture of salt, pepper, brown sugar, paprika, and cayenne. Then I wrap it in plastic wrap and let it sit for a few hours in the fridge. It’ll sweat a lot. Then you put it in a greased baking dish, shove it in a hot oven, and let it sit for 4-6 hours. Take it out when it is falling apart. Shred it with a fork. Cover in BBQ sauce of your choice, and slap it on some buns. I don’t have exact measurements or anything since I just wing it.
And I usually serve it with just a basic salad, or onion rings, coleslaw, a sliced tomato. The side doesn’t have to be fancy.
Post # 6
@DaneLady: One thing that we do that helps to save a ton of time for weeknight dinners (that gives us leftovers too!) is to get a package of chicken breasts, boil them for 20 minutes, shred them, and separate them up in containers with some of the water they were boiled in plus 2 bouillon cubes each…then we freeze them, and pull them down to thaw the night before.
With them you can make pretty much anything (and if you don’t want the broth in it just drain it out)…so chicken rice or noodle soups, chicken stir fry (just add veggies and rice), heat it with some bbq sauce for bbq chicken sandwiches, put it in a pot pie, etc. It really cuts the amount of time we spend cooking dinner every night.
Post # 7
@Rainstorm77: We do lots of chicken too. I’ve been trying a few new things lately- in the last few weeks we have had:
shredded pork shoulder (but I’ll have to try it @bowsergirl:‘s way- sounds tasty!!),
zucchini stuffed with taco seasoned turkey
cheesey chicken casserole
home made pizza with red peppers, pepperoni, and mozzarella
lemon pepper chicken with brown rice & steamed veggies
parmasean crusted chicken over penne & spaghetti sauce
Ummm… and a few left over type stuff.
I think I’m just getting bored and would love to add to my recipe repetoire! I have been on skinny taste so I’m getting some ideas. I just hope it doesn’t turn out like all my Pinterest projects- they always end up Pintrosities.
Post # 8
Hummus veggie panninis – grill a bunch of sliced mushrooms, red peppers and squassh, spoon 2 tbsp hummus (we like roasted red pepper) on each whole wheat tortilla and put the veggies on top and fold tortilla like a burrito. Put in pannini press or Foreman grill. Serve with salad, chips, etc. Hubby likes to add feta cheese to his wraps. YUM!
Post # 9
@bowsergirl: YUM! As an Aussie, ‘shredded pork’ isn’t in our usual culinary skills, but I’ve watched the Food channel enough to know what it is and it looks delicious. So I have a question – when you say ‘shove it in a hot oven for 4 – 6 hours’, what temp is that? Thanks 😀
Post # 10
crock pot recicpes would be easist for you. throw a bunch of ingredients and cook all day.
Post # 11
This week I’m making:
Burritos (I make a Chipotle inspired burrito bowl for myself)
Chicken Strognoff crockpot meal
Chicken & rice (this is my “I’m too lazy too cook” meal)
Grilled italian chicken (with veggies on the side)
If you want any of the “recipes” let me know. They’re all very easy to make and don’t require a whole lot of effort.
Post # 12
@ebarnes0: that is a BRILLIANT idea!
Post # 13
I also do a TASTY and easy pasta, brussels sprouts, and sausage dish.
Preheat oven to 400F. Take brussels sprouts (fresh or frozen – fresh is best, but I use frozen if that’s all I have) and toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Lay them out on a baking pan and put in the oven for about 20 mins. After that, flip them and see how tender they are. If they are still pretty firm, but them in for another 15-20 mins, or until they get soft and lightly brown.
I use Trader Joe’s chicken sausages (the sun dried tomato ones especially) – slice them and cook in a skillet with just a pinch of olive oil. You can also add some chopped garlic in first if you like, then add the sausage once garlic is fragrant.
Meanwhile, boil water and add pasta (I use farfalle) until cooked.
Once everything is done, toss in large bowl or in the pot you cooked the pasta in. Add as much pesto as you like, and olive oil if you think it’s a bit dry. Serve! Can put some shredded parm on top too, but I don’t bother.
Only need brussels sprouts, garlic, sausage, pasta, and pesto.
Post # 14
@DaneLady: I’m a big crock pot user. After working 8 hours, then going to the gym I don’t feel like slaving away in the kitchen! One of my favorite recipes is this one:
I use her site & Skinny Taste quite a bit! 🙂
Post # 15
@DaneLady: I made a great chicken dish the other night that my SO LOVED! I took golden plump all natural chicken breast and cut each one in half(long way). I padded them dry with a paper towel and dipped them in progresso italian bread crumbs. I put them in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes. While they were cooking, I mixed up a small amount of spaghetti sauce. (hunts tomato sauce with italian seasoning, sea salt, pepper, pizza seasoning, basil). 5 minutes before the chicken was one, I pulled them out and put a little sauce on each chicken breast and sprinkled it with mozzarella cheese. It sounds like alot, but it was very easy, and very good!
Post # 16
@DaneLady: just made a peach salsa pork roast in the crock pot this weekend. 1 pound sweet potatoes diced in the bottom of the containet, place a 2-3 pound pork roast on top, pour 2 cups of peach salsa over the top and leave on high for 3-4 hours. It’s great over rice And really flavorful.