(Closed) What boring, uninspiring meals do you cook the HELL out of? Share your secret!

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 106
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

iarebridezilla:  I know this is an older thread, but one of my go-to meals is a fritatta. It’s a great clean out the fridge dish with lots of vegetables. The best part is, is that it is different every time.

I usually saute onions and garlic, add in mushrooms, peppers, maybe some tomatotes and spinach. If I have some meat left over (chicken, sausage, etc), I will sometimes throw that in or keep the dish vegetarian. 

Steps:

– preheat oven to 350

– use an oven-proof frying pan

– Saute vegetables

– whisk together 6-8 eggs (depending on how many people you are feeding), with some milk (if I don’t have dairy milk, I will also use either soy or almond milk.

– add egg mixture and whatever herbs and spices you wish

– stir it a bit to distribute eggs and vegetables evenly in pan and let the eggs start to set along the edges

– add cheese to the top if you wish

– put in the oven for 10 – 20 min depending on how think the fritatta is. It is done when you stick a knife in the centre and it comes out clean

The fritatta is great with roasted potatoes or hashbrowns and with ketchup or hot sauce.

Post # 108
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Buzzing bee

DaneLady:  ooh that sounds good

Post # 109
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9095 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I make Chicken and rice regularly. Easy, cheap and filling.<br /><br />I slice four chicken breasts (Trimmed of everything you don’t like) into inch size cubes and cook them in olive oil in a large deep pan. Then I cook up rice (Minute or regular, whatever) for a couple people (I usually make 4 cups prepared) and cook it with one chicken bullion cube. Then I dump the rice when cooked in with the chicken. I then put an entire can of chicken gravy (Either homemade or prepared) in the rice and stir, then dump an entire package of cream cheese in. Season with season salt or regular salt to taste (Always do this afterwards) and serve. So good.

Post # 110
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Buzzing bee

My stir-fry is unstoppable. The key to excellent stir-fry is all in the knife work and timing. I chop daikon radish and carrots into perfect matchsticks. I saute them in sesame oil with fresh grated ginger, finely minced garlic, and raw cashews. Then I add in bamboo shoots, matchstick red and yellow peppers, baby corns, and whatever protein I’m using (shrimp, chicken, etc), I add a splash of soy sauce at this point. Right at the end I add in thickly sliced mushrooms and bok choy. Over very low heat I mix it all together, I add in sriracha and a small drizzle of mollasses. 

I also make badass baked BBQ chicken drumsticks. I make my own BBQ sauce, it’s mostly standard ingredients (vinegar, mollasses, ketchup, brown sugar) but I add in pureed jalapenos. 

Post # 111
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

I wing a lot of what I make, but, one thing that Fiance loved in particular was my oven-fried flounder with stewed tomatoes. You can use tilapia or a similar fish as well. 

I make a bread crumb mixture with Italian seasoning, flour, S&P, and parmesan or peccarino-romano cheese. Usual egg and milk procedure. 

Bake them for 5 minutes at 450, flip, and let them finish for about another 5 minutes.  

As for the tomato aspect, I typically use canned Italian stewed tomatoes. Just heat them up and pour it over the fish. So good. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes. 

Post # 112
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

I also remembered a chicken bake I made in the past. 

Pretty simple:

*chicken breasts

*2 cans of cream of mushroom soup

*pack of gravy mix (peppercorn or brown gravy is best)

*an onion, chopped

* cup of water

You’re gonna wanna set the oven to 400 to start off.  Put the chicken in a baking/casserole dish (a pan works just as well if you don’t have either) and layer the pieces of onion over the chicken followed by the cans of soup and finally, the gravy mixed with water. 

Bake for an hour. Soooo bangin. 

Post # 113
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

SO is obsessed with my homemade burgers I made on a whim. 

Most of my cooking is a bit mad, I just chuck whatever I can get hold of in, I’ve only had one catastrophe!

these burgers are so frigging easy:

 Minced beef, about a pound or whatever, 

One egg,

Worcestershire sauce,

S&P

Mexicana cheese.

 Mix the mince, sauce and egg into a gooey mess, and season,

Roll the goop into 4 balls,

flatten with your hand, then cube up some hot mexicana cheese, chuck it in the middle, then fold up the sides to make a high burger.

Grill to medium rare, on buns with salad.

no sauce needed. Dribble

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