Post # 1
Mine is this italian meatball recipe that i found on youtube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6_kRAZXyu0 i think theyre absolutely incredible. and ive made it loads of times and never had a problem (well, except for the time i dozed off on the couch while they were cooking in the sauce and they stuck to bottom of pan, but never when awake)
i used to find meatballs a bit bland, so i love the addition of the garlic and herbs. i used to make tough little meat rock type meatballs (maybe was too much breadcrumbs), but i cook these in the sauce and theyre soft and lovely! ive never heard of this guy before, but i reckon ill be trying more of his stuff soon
anyone else got any fabulous recipes that you *know* will work? and that you use when you want to go with a tried and trusted favourite
Post # 3
Corn chowder. I make it at least once a week (and always differently)!
Smoked pork product (bacon, sausage, ham, whatever’s on sale/handy) browned in the pan. Add onions and whatever veggies are handy (usually mushrooms, broccoli, or celery). Cook until transparent. Add frozen corn and heat; add milk, half & half, cream, whatever dairy product until it covers most of the solids. Stir like a crazy person to get up all the nice browned bits up; melt cheese into the soup to finish.
I usually season it with black pepper, marjoram, and bay, but I sometimes do a Southwestern/chili spice (chili powder, hot sauce, oregano, cumin).
I also like to add in whatever leftovers are handy (usually cooked vegetables) and sometimes chicken.
I love soups. They’re so hard to mess up and you can make them with whatever is in the fridge.
Post # 4
Taco Soup lovess it!
and 3 day spegettie- Seriouisly cook your spegettie sauce in the crock pot for 3 days and its so yummy. add salt and garlic to taste- salts my favorite to add just a bit!
Post # 5
This Bacon-Gruyere meat loaf recipie by Real Simple:
I never used to like meatloaf, but this completely changed my mind. Its super, super easy to throw together.
Post # 6
Beef and barley soup…just made a pot today. 🙂
Post # 8
Grilled cheese sandwiches on the George Foreman grill and tomato soup haha. Works every time 😉
Post # 7
Chile Verde. I’ve got it cooking now. It seems to come out a little different every time because I’m one of those cooks that don’t measure. Everyone always loves it and is sad when it’s gone.
Post # 9
I am posting to mark this for me to read later!
Post # 10
Lasagna Roll Ups. They are always gone the first night I serve them, I make 12ish large rolls. Never any leftovers for work the next day 🙁
Post # 11
Gosh, I am not sure I really have one. I make such different things and even the same dish, will have different variations if I make it multiple times.
The closes thing to a the same recipe that always comes out great is a pineapple chipotle brisket
I mix a cubed fresh pineapple, onions, chipotle, salt, bit of broth. I pour over the brisket and start on low uncovered. When it starts to brown I cover it and cool low and slow until tender.
I then put it in the fridge so the fat congeals and I scoop it off. I then shred the brisket or slice it and reheat it in the juces and broil it breifly to create a crispped top.
Post # 12
Cheesy Fetuccine and Sausage:
Turkey smoked sausage
Fresh grated parm/romano
2 cloves chopped garlic
boil pasta, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil and add sliced sausage, then chopped garlic. Once the sausage is just about done, throw in the green beans (cut in to thirds) for about 5 minutes so they are still crispy. Turn off heat. Strain the pasta, then pour the sausage/garlic/beans/olive oil over the pasta and toss, while sprinkling in about a cup of grated cheese. Sprinkle on a bit of salt and peppahhhhh. Enjoy 🙂
Post # 13
Okay lasagna roll ups sound interesting. Can you elaborate?
Post # 14
I make ribs that are out of this world…mmmm
Post # 15
Tuna casserole! It’s enough for 2 nights’ worth of dinner for SO and me.
I sub cream of mushroom soup for cream of chicken (we’re pescetarian), and add extra tuna, cheese, and chopped up fresh mushrooms if we have them.
Post # 16
Curry – you can throw anything in there and the leftovers are even better than the first night!