(Closed) Easy Weeknight Recipes

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Do you own a crockpot? My favorite easy recipe is 1 bottle KC masterpiece lemon pepper marinade in a crockpot with 3lb frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts. Fill bottle 1/3 way with water and shake to get excess out turn crockpot on high and go to work. When you get home meat is done you just have to fix sides (microwaved baked potatoes do in a pinch & salad). You can obviously adjust recipe for fewer people.  We seem to always have unexpected company for dinner 🙂 Or is it expected when you know there will be company just not who? hmm

Post # 4
858 posts
Busy bee

tacos are always fast and tonight I made shake and bake pork chops you could always do salad and sandwiches, sometimes I make meatloaf in the crockpot you do it the same as you would for the oven

Post # 5
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Fajitas are easy, as are pasta with vegatables & seafood, toasted sourdough with roast beef, spinach, goat cheese and mango, and portobello mushroom “burgers”.

Post # 6
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Crockpots are wonderful.  Yesterday I cooked 2 chicken breasts in the crockpot during the day with 2 cans of diced tomatoes, 1 can of black beans and a packet of taco seasoning.  During the last 30 minutes, I added rice.  It was an easy mexican dish that I served over lettuce (for me) and a taco shell (for my husband).  There was plenty of left over for today (I didn’t have time to cook dinner).

As a side note, look for low sodium vegetables/ beans as canned food is notoriously high in salt!

Post # 7
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Use whatever ground meat you like. This is one of our favorite meals.

1 pound lean Ground Turkey
1 packet HEB low sodium Taco Seasoning
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
1 can corn kernels, drained
1 can of Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
1 can (8 ounces) Tomato sauce
1.5 cups shredded colby jack cheese, divided use
1 packet cornbread mix (plus ingredients listed on package)
heat oven to 425 degrees F.  Prepare cornbread mix according to package directions, set aside
Brown turkey in a large, oven-proof skillet over Medium-High Heat; add seasoning and cook 3 more minutes.  Add beans, corn, tomatoes, and tomato sauce.  Stir and simmer 5 minutes.  Stir in 1 cup cheese, remove from heat.
Pour cornbread mixture over top, sprinkle with remaining .5 cup of cheese.  Bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown and firm in the center when touched.  Serve with spoon.

Post # 8
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Fish fillets (catfish or tipalia) seasoned with cajun seasoning and pan-fried (unbreaded) in olive oil. Then microwave steam (I have a Pampered Chef microwave steamer) some aspragus or broccoli and squirt a little lemon juice on it.


Stir-fry. Use quinoa or minute-rice to cut down the cooking time.


Skillet Gnocchi – http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/skillet_gnocchi_with_chard_white_beans.html

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