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mar52
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Quick and Easy Recipes - Fri, 10/28/11 2:18 PM
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Do you have any?  Those that take hardly any time at all and taste good?
 
I've been keeping cooked pasta in the refrigerator to dress up in different sauces for a quick dinner.
 
 

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Fri, 10/28/11 2:46 PM
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Mar, my wife does the same when we have the occasion to whip up something quickly. She makes a fine jar of Ragu.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Fri, 10/28/11 5:23 PM
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I have recently started doing the same thing, Mar. Just add marinara, or whip up a quick stroganoff( I cheat-cr. of mushroom soup, sour cream, spices) or just buttered noodles as a side dish!

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Fri, 10/28/11 8:23 PM
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I guess everyone is in the kitchen fussing over the stove.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 12:08 AM
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Well I was tempted to give out my chili cheese dog cassarolle recipe topped with Pillsberry crescent rolls but I was afraid this crowd might be a little high brow.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 1:49 AM
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Use lobster.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 5:04 AM
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ces1948


Well I was tempted to give out my chili cheese dog casserole recipe topped with Pillsberry crescent rolls but I was afraid this crowd might be a little high brow.

No High Brows here!
Only Ner-Do-Well's, Has Been's, Wanna Be's, Coulda Been's, Shoulda Been's, Retrobates, Goof Ball's, Slime Ball's and Curve Ball's.
Scallywags, Imposters, Un-washed and Know-It-All's.
Misfits, Poachers, Rustlers and Dim Wits.
Coffin Repossessor's, Marriage Wreckers and Mercenaries--but no High Brows!!!
So, go ahead and post it! 

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 5:25 AM
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Open face Hot Dog Buns, Microwaved Bacon on buns. Top with slice of cheese. Into the toaster oven until cheese melts. Serve with pickles.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 11:02 AM
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I'm so lazy, when I want a couple of my (Thumann's brand) hot dogs, I'll just wrap a few in a paper towel and "nuke" em. Then to add insult to injury, I'll double (and triple) dip them in the mustard jar. 
Please! Don't mention this to anyone. It's a secret.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 1:56 PM
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To a canned chicken soup..........noodles....rice, most veggies.......add a tbl of smooth peanut butter or 2.  Gives it a velvet texture and a tase that is delightful but noone can guess what the "secret ingedient" is.
 
Couple it it a Grilled Cheese on Rye Bread......maybe with a piece or two of bacon or some very thinly sliced and grilled summer sausage (sliced lengthwise). Onion and or Tomato as your tastes prefer.
 
A side of quickly made coleslaw with some finely chopped apple or some canned crushed pineapple, rounds it off

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 2:24 PM
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Peanut butter in chicken soup.  I think I'll have to try that.
 

No High Brows here!
Only Ner-Do-Well's, Has Been's, Wanna Be's, Coulda Been's, Shoulda Been's, Retrobates, Goof Ball's, Slime Ball's and Curve Ball's.
Scallywags, Imposters, Un-washed and Know-It-All's.
Misfits, Poachers, Rustlers and Dim Wits.
Coffin Repossessor's, Marriage Wreckers and Mercenaries--but no High Brows!!!
So, go ahead and post it! 

 
You left out Doofus.
 



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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 2:25 PM
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Into the oven...  (in a baking dish)  A ring of smoked sausage on top of a bed of drained sauerkraut....  top with cheap barbecue sauce and bake.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 2:33 PM
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mar52


Into the oven...  (in a baking dish)  A ring of smoked sausage on top of a bed of drained sauerkraut....  top with cheap barbecue sauce and bake.

Why would anyone ruin good sausage & kraut with CHEAP BBQ sauce?????

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 3:50 PM
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Something about it tastes good.  

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 4:57 PM
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Whatever's leftover in the refrigeraor.
A can of soup and a  sandwich - peanut butter, tomato in season,  can of tuna, whatever cold meat that might be handy.
But, I guess those are not recipes...
 
Cheers, John 

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 5:06 PM
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While you're thawing frozen cooked cocktail shrimp in cold running water add some horseradish to Heinz or Bennet's Chili Sauce.
 
Or...
 
Boil salted water.  Add live lobster.  Microwave some butter while "Larry" cooks.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 5:18 PM
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Foodbme


mar52


Into the oven...  (in a baking dish)  A ring of smoked sausage on top of a bed of drained sauerkraut....  top with cheap barbecue sauce and bake.

Why would anyone ruin good sausage & kraut with CHEAP BBQ sauce?????

 
Drain slaw, add red wine vinegar, brown sugar, fennel, kielbassa cut to 2" pieces, and beer.   
Cover and bake for 40 minutes @350. 
 
Serve with stiff Betty Crocker Butter 'n Herb instant mashed potatos.
 
Season with Lawry's Seasoned Pepper.


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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 5:25 PM
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Put a ham slice into a covered baking dish. 
 
Top with pineapple rings. 
 
Put maraschino cherries in the pineapple holes. 
 
Mix ketchup, mustard, & brown sugar and pour over ham/pineapple.
 
Cover and bake for 40 minutes @350.
 
Serve with insta-mashed potatos and greem peas & pearl onions.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 5:31 PM
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Brown pre-stuffed porkchops.  Place in covered baking dish with a little white wine.  40 minutes @350.
 
Heat Heinz pork or mushroom gravy.
 
Serve with insta-mashed potatos and greem peas & pearl onions.
Season with Lawry's Seasoned Pepper.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 5:41 PM
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Twinwillow


I'm so lazy, when I want a couple of my (Thumann's brand) hot dogs, I'll just wrap a few in a paper towel and "nuke" em. Then to add insult to injury, I'll double (and triple) dip them in the mustard jar. 
Please! Don't mention this to anyone. It's a secret.


I use the same "technique" with Earl Campbell Hot Links.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 6:33 PM
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MetroplexJim


Twinwillow


I'm so lazy, when I want a couple of my (Thumann's brand) hot dogs, I'll just wrap a few in a paper towel and "nuke" em. Then to add insult to injury, I'll double (and triple) dip them in the mustard jar. 
Please! Don't mention this to anyone. It's a secret.


I use the same "technique" with Earl Campbell Hot Links.

 

 
 

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 10/29/11 8:04 PM
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Aha!  Thanks for jarring my memory
 
Brown prestuffed  pork chops, then bake with a stick of butter and a small bottle of Lea & Perrin's.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 3:19 AM
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One can Campbell's Cream of Celery Soup
Enough milk or water to make a sauce to desired thickness
One can tuna
Three hard cooked eggs, sliced or coarsely chopped
 
Heat and serve over toast, with canned peas on the side or on top.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 1:33 PM
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chicken soup - add 3-4 cups of chicken broth to a large saucepan, 2-3 TBS. finely, chopped parsley, drained canned  chicken, and bring to a boil.  Add egg noodles and cook until done.
 
Alfredo sauce for leftover pasta - In a Dutch oven, melt 2-3 TBS butter, add about 1/2 -3/4 cup milk (half-and half or cream obviously better), add grated Parmesan or Romano, cracked black pepper, nutmeg, simmer a few minutes to melt  the cheese and thicken a little, then add pasta and toss to coat.  
 

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 2:17 PM
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YUM!  Think I need to buy some fettucine.
 

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 4:01 PM
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mar52


Aha!  Thanks for jarring my memory

Brown prestuffed  pork chops, then bake with a stick of butter and a small bottle of Lea & Perrin's.


Evidently you have been influenced by Paula Deen!

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 4:40 PM
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Since when did cooking become a chore?  I thought it was a pleasure.  Well, it always was for my great-grandmother, my grandmother, my mother and me.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 4:47 PM
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Only when the back is hurting and I can't stand.
 
I love to cook!

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 5:15 PM
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My quick, 30 min or less type recipe for short notice has always been a macaroni skillet dinner using a pound of ground turkey, leftover or bottled spaghetti sauce, small shells,and ricotta cheese with half a bag of mozzerella mixed in and the rest on top. Variation using bottled salsa and cheddar with crushed fritos on top. If you have the time, place frying pan under the broiler to brown the cheese topping. The recipe is posted somewhere on this board a few years ago.
 
My other quickie is if I have any leftover spaghetti or fettucine, I freeze it and usually have some on hand. Revive it with a dip in boiling water. With a non-stick frying pan, add a few tbsp of the low grade, pomace olive oil and heat it, add a tsp of the pre-minced garlic that you buy in jars and a shake of some red pepper flakes. Quickly before the garlic browns, add the pasta and toss to coat it a few times. Super fast and simple, but has a wonderful taste on very short notice. Serve with a good quality, deli grade pre-grated romano.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 5:42 PM
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Cooking is not a chore, to me, lleechef since I am now back in the business. However, Bob doesnt particularly like my "fancy"food.  "sigh" .Thank goodness i get paid to make awesome things for a living.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 5:57 PM
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mar52


Do you have any?  Those that take hardly any time at all and taste good?

I've been keeping cooked pasta in the refrigerator to dress up in different sauces for a quick dinner.


Yep.
 
1 stick butter
1 small onion, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
meat. like Italian sausage, sliced deli ham or turkey or roast beef. Whatever you want, really.
cracked black pepper to taste.
 
melt butter in a large skillet. cook the onion & tomato until the onion is translucent. add the meat & heat thoroughly. When everything is cooked, add the pasta to the skillet & toss to coast. serve with fresh grated parmesan. if you use that **** in the green can, you're on your own.

 
ETA: slice up the italian sausage, we usually used leftover meat, so this should be cooked first. original recipe was found on the back of a box of Mueller's spaghetti when we lived in Ohio & was called Heroes Ham. I have the actual recipe at work & will cross check tomorrow with that I typed here.
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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 6:22 PM
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Aglio & Olio
  • cooked pasta
  • grapeseed oil or another oil that's meant to be used for heat (you can spot a non-Italian a MILE away--they heat olive oil. Don't, it burns too easy)
  • FRESH garlic cloves, peeled. you can crush them to get the peels off, doesn't matter to me, just don't cook them with the skins on. Yes. I am serious. Someone I know did this a few weeks ago.
  • fresh cracked pepper, salt, red pepper and or parsley flakes, salt, parmesan cheese, etc. Basically anything else you want to use to season the meal.  
Cook pasta according to package directions, make sure you salt the water. Drain, reserving some of the pasta water. While it's cooking, heat a decent amount of the oil in a large skillet (i dont measure anything, eyeball it & know you need enough oil to coat however much pasta you just made). add the garlic cloves over medium heat & cook slowly. when they are browned nicely, but NOT burned, remove from heat & save for later. Add drained pasta to the pan & toss, making sure it's coated evenly. add garlic cloves back in & toss together to heat evenly. If you want to add any of the spices above, now is the time to do so, then serve.


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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 6:31 PM
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pasta e fagiole
  • grapeseed oil
  • 1-2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
  • cooked pasta (has to be something little like shells, stars, or my personal choice: ditalin)
  • canned diced tomatoes. yeah, i said it. i use the salt-free ones, you can use flavored ones if you like
  • 1 can CANNELLINI beans, drained & rinsed
  • cracked black pepper
 
In a medium saucepan, heat about 1-2 Tablespoons of oil with the garlic. Cook over medium heat until browned, NOT burned. remove garlic from pan, but save for later. in the pan, add tomatoes, beans & cracked pepper. Cook over medium heat uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pasta & garlic and cook until everything is heated through.
 
If you want to make a soup out of this, drain the tomatoes before adding & then add a box of chicken broth along with the pasta & garlic.


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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 6:39 PM
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Soup:
 
  • 2 BIG cans chicken breast meat or use leftover 
  • 2 boxes chicken broth
  • 1 package frozen vegetables or a can or two of Veg-All
  • cracked black pepper
  • squirt of fresh lemon juice
  • fresh celery leaves
  • pinch of thyme
 
Add everything to a big saucepan. Heat over medium heat, don't boil. Add your already-cooked noodles to this.

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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 6:41 PM
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mar52


I guess everyone is in the kitchen fussing over the stove.
Um, I hate to point out the obvious, but you DO know the Roadfood Tour was over this last weekend, right?


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Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 7:19 PM
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stricken_detective


Aglio & Olio
  • grapeseed oil or another oil that's meant to be used for heat (you can spot a non-Italian a MILE away--they heat olive oil. Don't, it burns too easy)
  • Pomace olive oil or Pomace blends are specifically used in high heat/searing institutional Italian cooking. It doesn't burn or produce a bitter taste and has a very high smoke point.

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 9:09 PM
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    DawnT is correct! Pomace olive oil is the oil used in most Italian restaurants when an oil with a high smoke point is needed. It works and, it's cheap! In most "mom 'n pop's", it's usually the only oil used.

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 10/30/11 11:36 PM
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    Thanks, guys!! I'm too much of a chicken to try it. Very bad memory from someone trying to use it when I was little & the scent. UGH, the SCENT of scorched oil--rivals baccala.  
     
    We use olive oil on salad only. I got the grapeseed from the Italian Deli here in town, but I found some flavored ones at a catalog party I got invited to, and they're pretty good. Wildtree is the name & they have a hickory smoked one. It made a very interesting Italian mac &  cheese. 

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Mon, 10/31/11 2:30 PM
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    Here are a bunch of quick & easy recipes from our local meat market:  http://www.hirschsmeats.com/Recipes.htm
     
    Enjoy!

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Mon, 10/31/11 5:52 PM
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    MetroplexJim


    Here are a bunch of quick & easy recipes from our local meat market:  http://www.hirschsmeats.com/Recipes.htm
    Enjoy!

    That's a great bunch of Recipes! I'll be making a bunch of them! THANX for sharing!

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Mon, 10/31/11 5:55 PM
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    Ground beef, sliced new potatoes, sliced onion, fried up together, drain grease,seasoned, put in a premade pie crust, topped with chedder or whatever cheese, top with another pie crust, poke some holes, bake till browned crust. Quick meat pie!

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Mon, 10/31/11 6:07 PM
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    MetroplexJim


    Here are a bunch of quick & easy recipes from our local meat market:  http://www.hirschsmeats.com/Recipes.htm

    Enjoy!

     
    Good old Hirsch's! Btw Jim, the Thumann's hot dogs I mentioned a bit back in this thread come from Hirsch's. They're the only store (that I know of) in the Dallas area that sells Thumann's products. Next visit you're there, pick up a container of Thumann's white potato salad. Yummo!

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 11/5/11 5:12 PM
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    Saute a couple of tablespoons onion and green pepper in a litte butter. Add a can of Swanson's whie meat chicken (rinsed well), a can of mushroom soup and a little diced pimento. Serve over toast. This is good with a few stalks of canned asparagus dressed with peppercorn ranch for a salad.
     
    I always keep a can of asparagus in the refrigerator for a quick salad.  

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 11/5/11 5:24 PM
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    Sounds good,mbrookes. I do a can of tuna, cream of mushroom soup, sauteed onions, celery, chopped tomatoes and serve over biscuits.Oh, and peas, of course.

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 11/5/11 9:56 PM
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    This is one of my fave quickies:
    Ingredients:
    1 Can Progresso Lentil Soup
    1 Bunch of fresh Chard (Green, Red or Rainbow) OR Spinach
    2 Fresh (uncooked) Chicken sausages (Garlic OR Feta-Spinach Or Basil or your favorite)
    ´╗┐´╗┐Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
     
    Prep:
    1.) Poach sausages in water: Place sausages in skillet, add water to about half coverage, bring to a boil, cover & let steam until just cooked. Remove sausages from pan, set aside to cool.
    2.) Remove tough ribs from chard & julienne leaves into ribbons.
    3.) In a saucepan (or skillet used for sausages if not too shallow/wide) pour some of broth. (Any leftover stock can be saved for other recipes. I usually use it when cooking various greens instead of ham, bacon, etc. I cook greens every week, so it comes in handy.) Add julienned greens & cook until wilted but still bright. Coin sausage while chard reduces.
    4.) Add can of Lentil soup and coined sausages to chard ~ blend & simmer.
    5.) Transfer to soup plate & grate fresh Parm Reg over.
    A nice grind or two or 10 or *47 of fresh black pepper & a T or *cup or so of fresh cracked red chilies gives it the requisite zing.
     
    *I'm joking! Well, SORTA...

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 11/5/11 10:12 PM
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    That sounds great as do a lot of the others.
     
    Thanks!

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 11/6/11 3:25 AM
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    Home-made Beenie Weene's.
    2-3 cut up hot dogs and a can of any flavor of Bush's Beans heated up. Cornbread optional. 

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 11/6/11 2:38 PM
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    Foodbme, I have that exact same recipe!

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sun, 11/6/11 5:17 PM
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    Add those ingredients (dogs first) to onions sauteed with a good amount of butter and you have perfect Beenie Weenies. I prefer Showboat brand pork and beans, tho.

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Mon, 11/7/11 1:16 AM
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    Ramen noodles in tomato soup.

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Mon, 11/7/11 6:58 AM
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    Chicken ramen noodles with and egg added while simmering-quick egg drop soup!

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Mon, 11/7/11 1:04 PM
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    Fresh Yakisoba noodles added to sauteed cabbage and onions or scrambled eggs and onions.

    ALLGOOD
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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Mon, 11/7/11 1:11 PM
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    leftover bratwurst heated up with potatoes and onions fried in bacon grease....yes, I'm from Wisconsin.  Bacon grease for frying is "cooking light" for me.

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Tue, 11/8/11 9:24 AM
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    Sounds like Bubble & Squeak.

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Tue, 11/8/11 1:16 PM
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    or, bratwurst and squeak.
     

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    Re:Quick and Easy Recipes - Sat, 11/12/11 12:26 AM
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    Sauteed hamburger and chopped onion, with a little garlic powder and salt and pepper, on top of a microwaved potato.  Probably good on instant mashed potatoes, as well.