Post # 30
@Ms. Polar Bear: Nothing I cook takes more than like 30 minutes TOPS. Unless it has to bake in the oven for an hour or something.
Casseroles are also a good option so you can eat leftovers throughout the week if you are short on time. I made one for breakfast this past sunday with shredded potatoes, eggs, lean ground beef, and cheese. But you can make dinner ones too!
Post # 31
Fiance lived in Japan for several years so he’s partial to Japanese foods. We eat quite a bit of rice, baked chicken, and teriyaki turkey steak.
Post # 32
I make quiche (hand kneaded crust- he loves the crust- just yeast, olive oil, honey, and wheat flour). I also make pizzas with that crust. The other day I made something that he loved so much he said it was the “best thing he ever had in his life.” It was quinoa with diced beets and I marinated chicken (I always marinate meat- or I will steam the chicken in the marinade). I diced the chicken and flavored with very basic- sea salt, black pepper, garlic and olive oil. The marinade is lemon juice, balsamic, soy sauce. I add water to the pan as well- as the chicken cooks- steaming it like that keeps in moist/ from burning. Yeah. I just get really creative. I was out of veggies otherwise I would have added unlimited veggies to it. I always spice the veggies so that they are tasty.
He also loves when I make thai peanut stir fry. I just use peanut butter, coconut milk, curry powder (it has a few ingredients- just a store bought mellow curry), soy sauce, garlic. It make veggies taste amazing.
Yesterday I also made scones and he was REALLY in love with me. When I met him I didn’t know how to cook and now I just love it. 🙂 It makes him really happy.
Post # 33
I cook almost every day even when FH isn’t here. I usually stick with healthier options, but FH is pretty picky. I use a lot of chicken and I’ll throw in some beef to appease FH. I grilled him a steak last week. I make stuffed chicken breasts a lot, baked chicken in Italian dressing, turkey burgers (FH doesn’t know haha).
Post # 34
I do weekly menus on my blog that are healthy and what we are actually eating! for reals. We have a lot of fresh food like veggies with pasta (zucchini, brocolli, mushrooms, tomato, eggplant, tomatoes, pesto) or stirfry with noodles or fried rice (not actually fried). We make homemade pizza with veggies. We make homemade soups – or semi homemade. We typically eat vegetarian – make veggies the main course! We eat casserols and things with beans (like quesadillas), also lots of big salads. We only eat fast food on roads trips, we cook everything we eat at home.
Post # 35
Fiance really loves comfort food- anything cheesy, saucy or fried, so I try to reserve those meals for only the most special occasions. Most nights we eat a protein, a veggie and a starch. I’m always switching it up though and trying out new preparations. Otherwise it gets too boring.
Post # 36
Fiance loves when I make breakfast for dinner, especially chocolate chip pancakes with sausage.
Post # 37
@iheartnerds:I am also a fan of breakfast for dinner. One of the things we are hoping we get off our registry is a pancake pan that has animal shapes including giraffe and monkey. No polar bears though QQ
Post # 38
We make a lot of stir fry, mostly because it allows us so much flexibility – shrimp, pork, chicken, steak, etc. We pretty much always have a lot of veggies in the house, so we just throw those in and I make a quick sauce, and we eat it on brown rice.
We pretty much do the same thing and eat it in whole wheat tortillas as well.
I love making different types of stuffed chicken, lasagnas, etc.
Post # 39
I’m not a very experienced cook, so when I want to make something special I rely on a cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen. They explain everything and have great pictures! I made chicken faijitas using their recipe and it was delicious.
Otherwise, we like making mannicotti together using his family’s recipe. So tasty!
Post # 40
You should get a subscription to Taste of Home magazine. You will find lots of recipes you will love in there.
I have several go to meals. I use alot of chicken breasts for our dinners. Tonight I made a simple meal, I cooked up some tagliatelle noodles, and chopped up a chicken breast, an onion and some garlic and sauteed it in olive oil and a little butter, then added a heaping TBSP of Trader Joe Pesto from a jar (best stuff, i use it all the time!) Then I just added the tagliatelle to the chicken/pesto mixture and tossed it until all the noodles were coated. Delish! It took all of 10-15 minutes to cook. Served it with a salad. A perfect meal for the two of us.
Post # 41
Maple Salmon cooked on cedar planks on the BBQ and Eggs Benny, complete with Hollandaise made from scratch
Eta: those two above are not served together… yuck
Post # 42
Boneless skinless chicken breasts coated & baked in a pan of fat free catalina salad dressing. YUMMMMM!!!
Post # 43
I cook for my future Fiance every night (almost). My fav way of getting new ideas is youtube! My two fav channels are bettyskitchen and atticus9799. Warning they r are both southern and do not cook healthy. Also aticus9799 thinks the world is going to end any day now so she has a lot of stuff about canning. Also I get ideas from my FFI mom. She loves cooking as much as I do so we share ideas! Maybe ask his and your mom to put some recipes together for you?
As we speak im making sweet potatoe pies. haha
Post # 44
One we allllways always make is super simple and super cheap.
Pasta Roni White Cheddar Shells
1 can tuna
Peas (like.. a cup. Idk. I never measure I just add however many peas sound good!)
Make the shells according to directions. Before you let sit for sauce to thicken, mix in peas and tuna.
Voila! Broke ass tuna casserole 😉