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NO WATER on oil/grease fires! The safest way to extinguish a cooking fire in a pot is by smothering - put a snug-fitting metal-only lid on the pot if you can safely get close enough to it. Or you can douse it with baking soda. Do not use flour or other powders because they're combustible. And turn off the flame immediately as well. 

 

Tonight for dinner I'm eating leftover bolognese since husband is working. 

Thanks for the info kitchensqueen!  I won't forget it!! smile.gif

 

Tonight we are having cheeseburgers (on the barbecue) with baked beans from the can and some kettle chips, and some spinach salad.  It's strawberry season here and so we picked some up and I made homemade strawberry shortcake (a favorite of ours in early summer).  

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Two working parents with an infant = too much takeout. greensad.gif I hope this thread can inspire us.

At least there is a lot of good ethnic food in our neighborhood that's walking distance.

Tomorrow I VOW to get something in the crock pot nice and early. Maybe beef brisket or pork shoulder. But today it was delicious delicious Japanese food from around the corner. mmm, Hamachi nigiri.

A new recipe I made the other day was so easy. I threw a frozen roast into the crock with a jar of salsa and left it about 12 hrs on low. I had to add about a cup of water in the morning and then let it cook a bit more. When it fell apart, I made rice. Easy and I did it with a sleepy 5 m old on my shoulder right before bed.I bet it would be good w bbq sauce on rolls or buns too....

Tonight, tostados. I was going to do sloppy Joe's, but we were supposed to have impromptu (for me, 2 days notice...it takes m me a week to be spontaneous) company over but the man got called in to work. I was going to grill hotdogs for them.... Maybe tomorrow or better yet, Monday when it won't be windy....

I also finally got a big thing of strawberries cut up, part went into a strawberry rhubarb pie with crumb topping that was on allrecipes.com and the rest are in sugar waiting for the angel cake and whipped cream I got for the company that didn't come....

In other food news, yesterday my Dr told me that I need to start getting 4000 calories a day. dayI think I average about 1500 by my best guess.... I'm really not supposed to eat gluten.... I'm going to die.
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A new recipe I made the other day was so easy. I threw a frozen roast into the crock with a jar of salsa and left it about 12 hrs on low. I had to add about a cup of water in the morning and then let it cook a bit more. When it fell apart, I made rice. Easy and I did it with a sleepy 5 m old on my shoulder right before bed.I bet it would be good w bbq sauce on rolls or buns too....

Tonight, tostados. I was going to do sloppy Joe's, but we were supposed to have impromptu (for me, 2 days notice...it takes m me a week to be spontaneous) company over but the man got called in to work. I was going to grill hotdogs for them.... Maybe tomorrow or better yet, Monday when it won't be windy....

I also finally got a big thing of strawberries cut up, part went into a strawberry rhubarb pie with crumb topping that was on allrecipes.com and the rest are in sugar waiting for the angel cake and whipped cream I got for the company that didn't come....

In other food news, yesterday my Dr told me that I need to start getting 4000 calories a day. dayI think I average about 1500 by my best guess.... I'm really not supposed to eat gluten.... I'm going to die.

 

Thanks for the idea!!  Sounds great.

 

Are you PG with multiples? My wife and I went the milkshake route when she was carrying triplets. 3 meals a day plus shakes. Sometimes ice cream, sometimes yogurt smoothies, etc.  You an add protein powder to boost the calories/nutrients. (not sure about the gluten content of those...I guess there are GF ones).  You can make healthier ones with frozen fruit and yogurt, and naughtier ones with, oh, I dunno, girl scout thin mints and ice cream. It's all good.

 

Oh, and it just occurred to me that I shouldn't brag about my delicious raw yellowtail takeout with plenty of pregnant women. My bad. :(

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Last night we had a sleepover, so dinner was pizza bread with toppings - cheese, pepperoni, artichoke hearts, olives, anchovies (a few kids tried them - kudos!) Tonight will be leftover pizza bread and tomorrow probably crockpot baked potatoes with toppings since I have my last night of school.

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Oh, and it just occurred to me that I shouldn't brag about my delicious raw yellowtail takeout with plenty of pregnant women. My bad. :(

I'm not pregnant - but still jealous orngtongue.gif

 

As for quick things to make to avoid takeout, I always keep certain things on hand for quick meals, mainly pasta and jars of sauce (also clams and/or canned salmon for a change of pace - easy dinner with some garlic sauteed in olive oil), eggs (over rice, over pasta, omelettes with whatever else is on hand), and cans of beans or refried beans, cheese, salsa and shells (tostadas or tortillas) for quesadillas, bean tacos/tostadas or nachos. Grilled cheese is another one, since I almost always have bread and cheese in the house. We spice ours up with sriracha.

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Originally Posted by Ragana View Post

As for quick things to make to avoid takeout

 

Pasta salad is a quick dinner standby at our house. We have a cold weather version (sauteed kale, carmelized onion, sun dried tomatoes, bacon and tapenade) and a warm weather version (lettuce, green onions, cherry tomatoes, ham and tapenade) with balsamic vinaigrette. Sometimes we have it with Italian dressing, and sometimes we vary the ingredients based on our taste or what we have on hand - artichoke hearts, white beans, sausage, meatless, raddicchio, soy mozzarella, etc. The great thing about pasta salad is you can basically throw some veg and salad dressing on it and it'll taste great. And it's quick - in the time it takes to cook the pasta you've basically got a complete meal ready to go. 

 

I'm having a quick dinner myself tonight since I don't want to cook - pulling some extra bacon and whiskey chili out of the freezer since husband is at work and I don't feel like cooking. Which is another great tip for quick meals that we use all the time - when you do have time to cook, make extra and freeze it. It's hardly any extra time to double a recipe - you're already doing the work, so what's another couple of chops?

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Sorry this has taken so long - I was out of town. The blog is www.melskitchencafe.com. We've also had the sweet balsamic glazed pork loin, the coconut shrimp curry, and the chicken coconut curry. Good stuff!

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Hehe, nope, nursing a 6 month old. But I have Crohn's and between that and nursing, I'm down just under 100 lbs. Grrr, it's hard for me to gain weight. I was a fat teen, then I got sick in college.... Ben as emaciated as 82 lbs. I'm only 5' but still. And I need to stay of gluten and sugar. I don't, but I limit them, esp sugar. That's easy. I think I've called up another 1500 cal day.
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

 

I'm having a quick dinner myself tonight since I don't want to cook - pulling some extra bacon and whiskey chili out of the freezer since husband is at work and I don't feel like cooking. Which is another great tip for quick meals that we use all the time - when you do have time to cook, make extra and freeze it. It's hardly any extra time to double a recipe - you're already doing the work, so what's another couple of chops?

 

Whiskey chili?  That sounds delicious!  Googling...! 

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shredded beef, rice and beans under butter, herbs

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Yep, tonight is crockpot baked potatoes with toppings (cheese, salsa, sour cream, etc.) Tomorrow I think will be a simple olive oil and garlic pasta with optional parmesan cheese and salad.
 

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Hubby has a weird schedule today, so super will depend on when he gets off....
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Originally Posted by Fortune Teller View Post

 

Whiskey chili?  That sounds delicious!  Googling...! 

 

Ah, no need to Google. I give you my original recipe, as posted on my old blog. 

 

Tonight I made a double shepherd's pie. The last once was so good I had a craving for it today. With a bottle of cold ale, of course. :-)

post #1754 of 2692
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

You could try this sausage recipe. We usually switch out the spinach for bell peppers though. It's pretty quick and tasty. 

After two eighty degree days we've had a cold front move in, so I had a taste for comfort food. I've got bolognese simmering on the stove. 

Thanks, I tried this tonight. For some reason, I want to serve it over rice. I cried the potatoes first, so it made it all too great, the rice would probably cut it. Hubby thoroughly enjoyed it, I think it could be a keeper, thanks!
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Fried, not cried...
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Thanks for the recipe kitchensqueen!  I can't wait to try it out eat.gif

 

Tonight was supposed to be pho soup, but I realized much too late that it was a slow cooker recipe.  Instead I made a pork and bok choy stir fry over brown rice.  It was really good!  I just recently discovered bok choy and all it's deliciousness

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Not much cooking has been happening over the weekend between my bed rest and Dh's schedule


Sat he made a tomato rice sauteed veggies and salad for dinner.

 

We have leftover rice so I pulled some kidney beans out of the freezer and I've got some salsa that needs to be used up. I'm going to mix it all up and add some frozen veggies and make burritos for dinner tonight. Seems like the easiest thing I can make and not waste a bunch of stuff.
 

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Threw some chicken leg quarters with spices and some water in the slow poker on high last night and at 11:30 it set off our smoke alarm! I don't get it, nothing was burning but I turned it off and put it on low this morning while I went out with DD. My plan for dinner is definitely going to involve this chicken, it's just a question of how... Chicken stroganoff with veggies, chicken wrap/tacos, chicken on flatbread pizza or a hearty salad with chicken... Choices choices!
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Originally Posted by skycheattraffic View Post

Threw some chicken leg quarters with spices and some water in the slow poker on high last night and at 11:30 it set off our smoke alarm! I don't get it, nothing was burning but I turned it off and put it on low this morning while I went out with DD. My plan for dinner is definitely going to involve this chicken, it's just a question of how... Chicken stroganoff with veggies, chicken wrap/tacos, chicken on flatbread pizza or a hearty salad with chicken... Choices choices!

 



I don't miss meat by any means BUT I do miss that ease of throwing the meat into it and coming out with tons of choices. I do do that with beans in my slow cooker but it really isn't the same. Yay slow cooker magic

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I'm thinking tonight will be hotdogs on the grill, though it seems like a waste for just that. Maybe I'll see if the in-laws want to do anything while it's hot. Today is another day I'm not sure when he'll be home. They messed the schedule all up and then change it as they go.... Can't wait till the next schedule comes out, it *should* be back to normal.... It's wreaking havoc on Ana's routine, thus not helping mine....
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