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post #21 of 74

OK, hoping somebody can help. I have about five pounds of Basa in the freezer (must have been on sale) and I have no idea what to do with it. Does anybody have any recipes for Basa (or any other mild white fish)?

 

TIA

post #22 of 74
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Originally Posted by Vancouver Mommy View Post

OK, hoping somebody can help. I have about five pounds of Basa in the freezer (must have been on sale) and I have no idea what to do with it. Does anybody have any recipes for Basa (or any other mild white fish)?

 

TIA



I'm not familiar with that fish, but what about fish tacos?  I generally use mild white fish for that...helps if it is somewhat firm.

post #23 of 74

Can you make tinfoil dinners? aka "Hobo Dinners" was what we called them when I was a kid. Put fish, some butter, sliced potatoes, seasoning, herbs, whatever you have around in and seal up and bake.

 

You could make a fish chowder--I just make a basic white 'roux' type sauce, add diced potatoes, seasoning, frozen corn, and cubed fish.

 

Batter and fry or bake with some potato wedges for fish and chips.

 

artemis--fish tacos sound yummy!

post #24 of 74
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Originally Posted by Momsteader View Post

Can you make tinfoil dinners? aka "Hobo Dinners" was what we called them when I was a kid. Put fish, some butter, sliced potatoes, seasoning, herbs, whatever you have around in and seal up and bake.

 

You could make a fish chowder--I just make a basic white 'roux' type sauce, add diced potatoes, seasoning, frozen corn, and cubed fish.

 

Batter and fry or bake with some potato wedges for fish and chips.

 

artemis--fish tacos sound yummy!


All of that sounds yummy to me - wish I had some fish in the freezer that would work for those!

 

post #25 of 74



I know! I don't have any fish in my "pantry" either!  Well, actually I think I do have two trout the boys caught this summer, which could probably do a hobo dinner for each, so I should! But, right now, I am just hungry reading the thread. MmmmmmM!

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All of that sounds yummy to me - wish I had some fish in the freezer that would work for those!

 



 

 

post #26 of 74

Anyone have some good sauces or recipes to make couscous yummy?  I have a huge bag left from a bulk purchase I made.  I love it under stirfried veggies without any added flavorings but DH is less than happy with that.  I have mixed it with cream of mushroom soup and have peas and baked beans on the side.  He is okay with that but I am looking for something else to make it exciting.  We ate red lentils last night for supper with grape tomatoes on the side and toast.  It was yummy.  Trying to use up what is in the cupboard before it is beyond its shelf life (enchilada sauce from 6 years ago, yikes!)

post #27 of 74
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Anyone have some good sauces or recipes to make couscous yummy?  I have a huge bag left from a bulk purchase I made.  I love it under stirfried veggies without any added flavorings but DH is less than happy with that.  I have mixed it with cream of mushroom soup and have peas and baked beans on the side.  He is okay with that but I am looking for something else to make it exciting.  We ate red lentils last night for supper with grape tomatoes on the side and toast.  It was yummy.  Trying to use up what is in the cupboard before it is beyond its shelf life (enchilada sauce from 6 years ago, yikes!)



Do either of you like stuffed peppers? I have a recipe I like for couscous stuffed peppers with a really yummy basil sauce. I have also done stuffed tomatoes instead of peppers.

 

Here is the recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/couscous-stuffed-peppers-with-basil-sauce-recipe/index.html

post #28 of 74

OH, that sounds yummy.  I think I might have to try that.  I bought some peppers today.

post #29 of 74
Thread Starter 

Was reading Chicago parent and there was a healthy tuna casserole which contains wheat pasta. Had a bag I need to use so used that plus 2 cans of tuna and chopped up veggies and stock and milk to make a great sauce. It also called for frozen peas and frozen broccoli. Used up that from the freezer as well. Dh and I can eat this for lunch this week and I made another to freeze and bake than eat later.

 

Someone brought us a cookies in a bag- with instructions to mix with butter, eggs etc so I made those up on Friday. They got eaten LOL

 

 

Dh felt like making home made pasta so we had that last night with a few chicken breasts we grilled and I made up a white sauce with an aging challot and 3 left mushrooms.

 

Tonight, swedish meatballs with some ground turkey defrosting and the kids can have the remainder of the wheat pasta that can be boiled for them. DH and I will have some potatoes I found in the crisper with the meatballs later on since he is working a bit late as he just called and let me know. And a salad

 

There are a few aging bannanas so I will let them ripen to rot than make some bannana bread later this week as per request of dd.

 

I need to run to Trader Joes and Aldi because we are out of snacks etc for lunches and I used up my ideas for that last week. So again, if you can make it on just your freezer and pantry great, but you need to fill in, do it!

 

 

 

 

post #30 of 74

Had pasta for lunch. Put cheese, chicken and pesto in it. Was pretty good. I haven't decided on dinner yet!

post #31 of 74

this sounds like fun! We're having leftovers today, but it looks like beans and rice tomorow...

 

post #32 of 74

I'm in! Anyone have a good red beans and rice recipe?

post #33 of 74
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Originally Posted by aeterna View Post

Gonna try to clean it out today, so I know what I have left to work with, but I know I have a bit of canned fruit/veg, and lots of grains/beans. The other night I made a vegetarian shepherd's pie, it was super easy and quite good. If anybody is interested, all I did was mix up 3c beef broth (because I'm not actually a vegetarian, you could use veggie if you were) and simmer 1/2c lentils and 1/4c barley for 15min. Then toss in some chopped carrots, celery, onion, and spices of your choice, and simmer 15m more. Then add about a Tbsp of flour, simmer another minute or so until it starts to thicken. While the other pot was simmering, I cooked and mashed a handful of potatoes. Dump lentil pot into a baking casserole, cover with mashed potatoes, bake at 350 for half an hour or until brown on top. Yummy. =)

 


I'm totally doing this for dinner tonight!  As a vegetarian, I've never made this before, and I don't know why... sounds easy, cheap, and delicious!  Thanks for the recipe!

 

post #34 of 74

Count us in - we need to move in a few months and NOT having to bring a bunch of pantry items with us would be great.

post #35 of 74
Thread Starter 

With our pork purchase, we have a huge huge ham hock so I am thinking this would be great with some black beans. A friend at work has a south american recipe to do this so I will get it from him and make it. Yummmmm

 

I made up a red sauce, ground beef and noodle casserole a few weeks ago so to clear some space in the fridge, its in the oven for dinner tonight. We ran out of milk so DH made eggs for breakfast. I had thought we would make a quioch tonight with some leftover veggies and eggs, but switched to the frozen thing to use up instead.

 

 

post #36 of 74

Had leftover beans and cream of mushroom rice for lunch and for dinner I made grilled cheese and tomato soup. Totally one of my favorite comfort meals.

post #37 of 74

Half a dozen eggs were going to expire on Friday so last night I cut off fresh veggies, scrambled eggs, poured it over the veggies in a fry pan with garlic and oil and salt.  Fried until no longer runny.  Served with rice.  Yummy.

post #38 of 74

Found some steak in the freezer, and we've got some rice, so I'm making crock pot Pepper Steak and some white rice. Yum!

post #39 of 74


Next time, make a quiche! YUM!

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Half a dozen eggs were going to expire on Friday so last night I cut off fresh veggies, scrambled eggs, poured it over the veggies in a fry pan with garlic and oil and salt.  Fried until no longer runny.  Served with rice.  Yummy.



 

post #40 of 74

I have some polenta I need to use. Does anyone have any good recipes?

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