(Closed) Easy weeknight dinner ideas?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: boneless pork chops (4 oz. each). sprinkle with salt, pepper, and crushed fennel seeds. cook on grill pan for 4 min. each side. serve with green beans and roasted potatoes. made it last night and Fiance loved the pork chops!!

Post # 4
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Honey bee

I like to make some stuff on Sunday that might take a little longer and reheat during the week so we can have more variety, 

But some quick and east ones are

Ground beef or turkey brownded mixed with some raisins, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic and onions and feta cheese for a mediterranean “gyro” serve in a pita or flat bread.

stuffed burgers. Make to thin patties and with a thump print. Stuff with anything bleu cheese, cream cheese with ranch seasoning, roasted red peppers and smoked gouda, carmelized onions and mozzerella

leftover chicken breast- shred it add some garlic salt, cumin, chili powder.  Place on top of a corn tortilla with diced tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and bake till crispy.  Add some sour cream and lime juice when it comes out.  shredded lettuce.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@soontobemrsa – Thanks for posting this one.  I could always use easy recipes. 

@dfurst – Thanks for that great idea.  I feel silly asking, but where do you find fennel seeds in the grocery store?

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Country fried steak is one of our favorites! Season up some cube steak with salt and pepper and dredge it on both sides in flour seasoned with LOTS of pepper and Lawry’s seasoning salt. Fry it up in a pan with some butter and serve it with mashed potatoes. I also do a real easy crockpot Beef Tips- just put a package of beef tips from the meat section (or stew beef) in a crockpot with 2 cans of Campbell’s Golden Mushroom soup and two cans of water and an onion diced into big pieces. Cook it on low for 7 or high for 4 hours and serve over rice or buttered egg noodles. SOOOOO GOOOOD.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@melisslp: mine came with my spice rack that i bought… but i am almost positive you can get them in the spice isle (where paprika, cumin, bay leaves, salt, and pepper are all located)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is a quick and easy recipe with a twist on the classic grilled cheese. I serve with soup for a quick dinner.

Ingredients:

1/4-1/2 cup melted butter
1/8 tsp garlic powder
slices of bread (I use white or wheat but it’s your choice!)
1 tsp oregano (dried)
1- 8oz pkg shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

Preheat your oven’s broiler
Mix melted butter, garlic powder, oregano in bowl. Spread mixture onto all sides of bread. Put cheese between 2 slices of bread and put in oven to broil for 2-3 minutes. Keep an eye on this or it may burn! Flip over and broil on the other side.

Easy and yummy with the spices. I serve it with soup but you can heat up some pasta sauce and dip it if you’d like.

Enjoy!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

tacos!

My new fav is chicken legs. I never knew I liked chicken legs until I found this simple recipe. Pat legs dry with paper towel. Put them in a bowl, add some olive oil, salt and pepper and cook at 450 for 20 min then turn over for another 20 min. So easy and very tasty.

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@dfurst – Thanks!  I’m such a dork, didn’t even realize it was more like a spice. lol

You girls are all so great for sharing your ideas!  I’m going to need to print all of them now!!  Thanks!!!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

One of my favorite easy recipes is meat in a marinade.  I prepare the marinate ahead of time – sriracha, soy sauce, honey, salt, pepper, and a little water.  I throw in some meat – doesn’t matter what kind.  Thin steaks, pork chops, shrimp, chicken, etc.  I throw it all together in a ziploc bag and let it sit for a while. 

I grill it, slice it, and serve it with brown rice.  Yum!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Alfredo! SOOOO easy. I make garlic bread while the sauce is cooking.

Also, I’ve been making a lot of chili lately. It takes about 3 hours to make (2 of which it just sits on the stove simmering) and reheats so nicely. You can make a batch Sunday night and freeze it for later in the week too.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@SoontobeMrsA: Haha, it is an Asian chilli sauce.  It is very spicy.  Has a good spicy, sweet, vinegar taste.  I use it sparingly.

 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Steak, chicken, salmon, just about anything marinaded in Mr Yoshida sauce.  The only place I’ve seen it is Costco though. 

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