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post #1281 of 2711

Ooh, coconut tofu stew sounds good.

 

Colemom - what is CP?

 

Yesterday we had sweet potato/black bean/corn tacos. Tonight spaghetti and meatballs. Tomorrow probably chickpea curry since I have some chickpeas soaking.
 

post #1282 of 2711
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Originally Posted by Ragana 

 

Colemom - what is CP?

Crock Pot!

post #1283 of 2711
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Originally Posted by colemom View Post

Crock Pot!


Duh! Should have guessed that. I haven't posted in this thread much lately!

post #1284 of 2711
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

 

kitchensqueen, love the idea of using rice crispies as a breading! 

 

It's totally our secret weapon now! You can buy a giant bag of store brand rice crispies for like two bucks, and they last forever whereas a tiny container of bread crumbs cost $4.00 and lasts a month. So when we do them on the chicken, we pound them (with my Oxo meat tenderizer pounder thingy - great for stress relief!) so they're only half crumbled and kind of chunky. Last night I made pork schnitzel so I pounded them really finely and you wouldn't really know the difference between them and actual wheat bread crumbs. We're not gluten free at our house, but my niece is having issues so I imagine that using rice crispies is the secret of GF people everywhere. Or it should be! 

 

Tonight my husband made balsamic chicken with bacon and potatoes in the crockpot for dinner. All hail the crockpot! Fall is coming. Even though today was rough (aren't Mondays always?) and I'm angry about some stupid family crap, I'm actually in a really good mood because we had a great dinner and I got to spend some quality time with husband and Little Man. Tomorrow - not sure what we're doing yet, but now that we have the crockpot out, I kind of want to use it some more. It's officially fall now, so it's a crockpot free for all! 

post #1285 of 2711

I'm going to try that with baked tofu. Sounds delicious. I might mix up some dried herbs in the crispie crumbs.

post #1286 of 2711

Last night hubby made tacos for dinner.. Tonight we are having steak and potatoes (Im craving red meat right now, probably because my iron is low)

post #1287 of 2711

Found half a bag of krispies in the pantry. Will have to try that on chicken.

 

Crockpot it is today. Chickpeas are cooking in there as I type and will turn into chickpea curry later. I might freeze half.

post #1288 of 2711

We recently moved into a new house with a very old stove (but it looks cool!) and it requires lighting every time I need to use the oven. I finally found long oven matches today, so I am looking forward to baking something tonight. I think it will be biscuits. Accompanied by some sort of stew that uses up the veggies we have in the fridge that are on their last legs. So that means... cabbage and carrot stew? I've also been wanting to make a vegan pasty with potatoes so I might do that instead.

post #1289 of 2711

Hey, I have a stove like that. Do you have a Chambers? Ours is this one:

 

http://www.antiquestoveheaven.com/images/chambers4.jpg
 

post #1290 of 2711

 I have some chicken defrosting.  I haven't decided which way I'm cooking it yet.  Either garlic baked (new recipe) or baked chicken parm. Either way sides are sauteed spinach and baked sweet potato fries.  I'm making something with sweet potatoes 3 or 4 times a week lately.  DD and I love them.

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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

We recently moved into a new house with a very old stove (but it looks cool!) and it requires lighting every time I need to use the oven. I finally found long oven matches today, so I am looking forward to baking something tonight. I think it will be biscuits. Accompanied by some sort of stew that uses up the veggies we have in the fridge that are on their last legs. So that means... cabbage and carrot stew? I've also been wanting to make a vegan pasty with potatoes so I might do that instead.

Just FYI, you can use dried pasta to light stuff.  It burns pretty well.  I've used it when I needed to light some candles, but did't have matches (I lit it in the flame from my gas burners)

post #1291 of 2711

Last night we had tofu and veggie mu-shu stirfry and sesame oil noodles. Tonight we are having spagetti squash with veggie chick'n pattie paramigiana. Neither of these went over well with my picky kids. I am so done trying to please them. I give up!

post #1292 of 2711

KristyDi that's a great suggestion, thanks!!

 

Tonight because DH and I weren't hungry (he had to leave for a show and I had a late lunch) I just made the kids buttered noodles and veggie dogs. They were happy!

post #1293 of 2711

We had left overs of what hubby DIDn't like the other day. Jalapeno Chicken Casserole. Should be a winner with him BUT it had spinach so he hated it. I failed to mention it was a Kale Spinach mix. He dies when he thinks he might have eaten kale. Big baby.

 

Tomorrow would have been left overs, but I'm out of all but rice. Maybe fried rice?

post #1294 of 2711
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Husband did grilled marinated chicken tonight since the weather was so great. We had leftover egg noodles from the other night and steamed broccoli alongside. We've got ground pork and ground beef defrosting for tomorrow, though I'm not sure what we'll do with it yet. Maybe meat loaf. Though I could go for pasta bolognese too, though all we have in the pantry is spaghetti and ditalini at the moment, which aren't my favorite pasta shapes with hearty meat sauces - I think rigatoni or those spiral things are the best. 

post #1295 of 2711

let me start by saying I never cook, DP has always done it for me :P

 

But I started to feel bad about it and decided to become a better homemaker. I bought Feed Yourself, Feed your Family (LLL cookbook) and I love it!! I finally made a meal plan for this week (although I didn't designate days) and did the shopping on Sunday. 

 

Yesterday I made shrimp scampi w/ whole grain rotini with garlic, green beans and tomatoes for lunch. Then I made Sausage with mushrooms, onion and spinach with potatoes for dinner. Yum : )

 

Today I used the rest of the sausage & veggies in eggs for breakfast, made split pea soup for lunch(CP), and turkey with roasted root veggies for dinner.

 

Tomorrow we'll have the leftover shrimp and pasta, then I'm making Salmon with a horseradish/sour cream/dijon mustard sauce and roasted fennel.

 

I'm very proud of myself (even though making my own food as an adult is not actually very impressive lol). My mom never really cooked (if she did it was Hamburger Helper or something else out of a box) so I'm glad that as long as I follow a recipe it turns out well. Not having any practice I have TERRIBLE knife skills however. It probably took me an hour to chop the veggies for the pea soup irked.gif

post #1296 of 2711
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Jalapeno Chicken Casserole.

MrsKoehn  Can I get that recipe?  We don't do many casseroles but that sounds yummy!

 

We just had burger patties, oven fries and roasted broccoli tonight.  It's simple to make and everyone likes it.  It also helped my potato cravings.  I still want a baked potato though. 

 

I made a yummy chicken salad with , mayo, herbs, a little onion and apple yesterday for lunch.  I loved it but the kids were on the fence about it.  DD1 is weird about chicken.

post #1297 of 2711
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I'm very proud of myself (even though making my own food as an adult is not actually very impressive lol). My mom never really cooked (if she did it was Hamburger Helper or something else out of a box) so I'm glad that as long as I follow a recipe it turns out well. Not having any practice I have TERRIBLE knife skills however. It probably took me an hour to chop the veggies for the pea soup irked.gif

Good for you! You'll get better, and have cut fingers if you don't practice holding your fingers back and keep reasonably short nails.... Ask me how I know. : ) But it's all a part of it. Way to go learning!

 

 

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MrsKoehn  Can I get that recipe?  We don't do many casseroles but that sounds yummy!

 

  I still want a baked potato though. 

Hehe, I've got baked potatoes on the menu for supper I think Friday? Hubby LOVES them. Just empty the fridge and put it on top of it, save one for left overs for work and he's good to go. Easy enough for me!

 

Sure, it's from the "All New Southern Living Cookbook" - which I LOVE and have worn out in the 4 yrs I've had it. It's easy to use healthier ingredients, like the Cream of mushroom which I make and freeze.

 

Jalapeno Chicken Casserole

 

10 oz frozen, chopped spinach, drained (I did a kale mix I'd frozen from in-law's garden overflow)

2 Tblsp butter

1 large onion, chopped fine

2 green onions, chopped (I used chives bc I have a ton growing)

2 jalapenos (opt seeded) and chopped fine

10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup (I make my own - white sauce very thick with chicken broth paste and mushrooms)

8 oz sour cream

1 tsp ground cumin

12 oz lightly crushed nacho cheese flavored tortilla chips (I used Tia's)

6 cups cooked and chopped chicken

8 oz shredded Mexican 4 cheese blend

 

Opt Garnish green onions

 

Melt butter in skillet. Add both onions and jalapeno. Saute until tender. Remove from heat, add spinach, soup, sour cream and cumin.

 

In greased 9x13 pan, layer half the chips, chicken, spinach mixture and cheese twice, ending with spinach. You'll add the final cheese later.


Bake at 350* for 10 min, add remaining cheese, bake another 10 min. Garnish if desired.

 

8 fairly large servings.

 

Chips will get soft if it's not eaten right away, so make enough to feed once or leave off chips. I do that with Mexican Chicken, which is very similar.  I make it like a dip for the chips and don't crush them.

post #1298 of 2711
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Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

let me start by saying I never cook, DP has always done it for me :P

 

But I started to feel bad about it and decided to become a better homemaker. I bought Feed Yourself, Feed your Family (LLL cookbook) and I love it!! I finally made a meal plan for this week (although I didn't designate days) and did the shopping on Sunday. 

 

Yesterday I made shrimp scampi w/ whole grain rotini with garlic, green beans and tomatoes for lunch. Then I made Sausage with mushrooms, onion and spinach with potatoes for dinner. Yum : )

 

Today I used the rest of the sausage & veggies in eggs for breakfast, made split pea soup for lunch(CP), and turkey with roasted root veggies for dinner.

 

Tomorrow we'll have the leftover shrimp and pasta, then I'm making Salmon with a horseradish/sour cream/dijon mustard sauce and roasted fennel.

 

I'm very proud of myself (even though making my own food as an adult is not actually very impressive lol). My mom never really cooked (if she did it was Hamburger Helper or something else out of a box) so I'm glad that as long as I follow a recipe it turns out well. Not having any practice I have TERRIBLE knife skills however. It probably took me an hour to chop the veggies for the pea soup irked.gif

 

Welcome to the thread.- cooking can really enjoyable and rewarding, and you get to eat the results! If you're interested in learning proper knife technique, check out this Youtube video and then keeps practicing. After awhile, good knife skills will just become second nature to you. And once you have good knife skills, you'll enjoy it even more because you'll be able to work quickly and safely. The recipes you've tried sound great, so just keep experimenting! 

post #1299 of 2711
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

 

Welcome to the thread.- cooking can really enjoyable and rewarding, and you get to eat the results! If you're interested in learning proper knife technique, check out this Youtube video and then keeps practicing. After awhile, good knife skills will just become second nature to you. And once you have good knife skills, you'll enjoy it even more because you'll be able to work quickly and safely. The recipes you've tried sound great, so just keep experimenting! 

Thank you, that video was great! I was doing almost everything wrong Sheepish.gif

post #1300 of 2711
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What are rivels? 

 

Tonight we had fish sticks and mashed potatoes. 

Kitchensqueen:  I just want to tell you I love you for the above.  I am always embarrassed to post here because I am such a lousy cook, and here you are, an acknowledged kitchen goddess, with fish sticks and mashed potatoes.

 

But now you are going to tell me that you caught the fish with your bare hands and sauteed it in organic garlic you grew under your bed or something.  And I bet the mashed potatoes were some unheard of varietal that you mashed with goat cheese and chervil or something.

 

I am hungry!  And I just can't take the competition!  ROTFLMAO.gif

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