Post # 17
I just made Ropa Vieja in the crockpot
it makes a lot and would also be good in a burrito.
Paula deens mac and cheese is yummy we just eat it an a salad sometimes
Someone suggested kabobs – these sound yummy but I havent made them yet
Post # 18
Be warned, this website WILL make you hungry!
I found it on StumbleUpon.
I love that there are pictures of everything listed, so if you have to cook for a picky eater, they could pick something like it’s a picture menu. I’m kind of excited to try a bunch of these recipes. I also get super bored of the foods we have.
Post # 19
My favorite easy recipe and FI’s favorite dinner ever is Catalina Chicken. So easy.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, lightly salted and peppered, cover with full bottle of Kraft Catalina dressing in a 13×9 baking pan so they’re basically marinating and baking in the dressing. Bake at 350* for about 25-30 minutes – the dressing makes a glaze when baked -scrumptious!
I used the Fat Free Catalina… for some reason, it makes a better glaze!
Post # 20
For a really quick easy dinner we make Stouffer’s Stuffed green peppers (they are low cal and microwavable), and instant mashed potatoes and a veggie. Sometimes we do a skillet meal (TGIFriday’s fajitas or a pasta dish). I usually make chicken, fish or a pork roast once a week with a starch and a veggie. Oh and sometimes we’ll make a box of Zatarain’s Jambalaya with turkey kielbasa.
Post # 21
Another good food blog that’ll give you some good ideas is Dinner A Love Story:
Turkey meatballs in the crockpot are really good! There’s a good recipe on the Better Homes and Gardens website. I get lots of ideas by reading through cookbooks or browsing recipe websites or magazine websites with recipes.
Post # 22
-lentil soup: saute carrot, onion, garlic and celery. Add a splash of wine and cook a minute. Then add a can of diced tomatoes, some chicken broth, water, pasta sauce and lentils. Simmer until lentils are almost cooked (~30 min). Add some chopped greens (baby spinach, kale, collard greens or swiss chard). Season to taste
-spaghetti and turkey meatballs (the meatballs freeze really well) http://tartreform.blogspot.com/2010/05/pioneer-womans-spaghetti-and-turkey.html
-cashew chicken tastes different than the usual stir fry: http://tartreform.blogspot.com/2010/03/cashew-chicken.html
-pesto chicken packets: http://tartreform.blogspot.com/2009/09/pesto-chicken-packets.html
-and to really give your chicken a twist, pineapple kiwi chicken: http://tartreform.blogspot.com/2008/09/pineapple-kiwi-chicken.html
Post # 23
wow thanks so much for all the suggestions ladies!!! I’m definitely going to try some of your suggestions!!!
Post # 24
Some of our favorites are:
enchiladas w/ beans and Spanish rice
Chicken Parmisan (soooo good and really easy to make!)
roast w/ mashed potatos and asparagas
crock pot pork chops
fajitas (an easy homemade marinade for it is 3-4 tablespoos soy sauce, juice from 1-2 limes, and as much chili powder/pepper/salt as you prefer!)
Mixing up sides can also make it seem less monotonous- for veggies, we alternate between salad, mashed potatoes, broccoli, green beans, asparagus, and corn. Aside from that, we’ll sometimes add rolls or garlic bread as we choose (garlic bread is a great way to utilize extra hamburger buns 🙂 )
Post # 25
I know you already eat soup, but this soup recipe is awesome and easy!
We rarely add the snow peas as they aren’t often in season, and I go fairly low on the red pepper flakes (too spicy for me otherwise).
Post # 26
@Goodie: oh my gosh!!! i’m starving and this website isn’t helping! but it is giving me some good ideas! 🙂
Post # 27
- French onion soup
- Buffalo chicken wraps
- Turkey melts
- Mac n cheese
- London broil
- BBQ chicken
- Roasted potatoes
- Roasted carrots
- Chicken francaise
- Steak or chicken Fajitas
- Chicken parm
For the chicken parm – take a dish and put olive oil on the bottom. Chop up garlic and use some red pepper flakes. Then place your chicken on the bottom. Pour tomato sauce on chicken. Spread mozz cheese. Cover dish with croutons. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25- 30minutes or until croutons are golden brown. It’s a great alternative that has way less calories than regular chicken parm.
I’m sure I have more ideas that I’ll add later in the night.
Post # 28
The best thing you could do is spend a bit of time on Sunday making a new dish or two to be reheated during the wee. After work when you are short on time and tired is not the time to be thinking of new dishes.
Subscribing to a magazine like cooking light or clean eating may be a great thing because each month you can dog ear the recipes you want to try and make a list of the ingredients you need.