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Delicious Snack Thread

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posted on Nov, 13 2005 @ 07:38 PM
I would like some ideas in this thread of between meal and lunch snacks and things to make to add to school lunches.
I am always searching for cheap healthy things for my kids lunches and I am prepared to cook myself to save money and preservatives.

I will start off though with a recipe thats not for school lunches but makes a great light lunch for the kids and family on weekend

2 cups grated tasty cheese
1 egg
2 to three tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 finely chopped onion

*mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl
*spead goo on top of bread rolls cut open on trays or precooked toast (toasted on back)
*grill and toast till cheese is browning and bubbling...

serve..... delicous
for alternative add pineapple and ham for tropical

other topping ideas

and anything else you feel like

[edit on 13-11-2005 by Mayet]

posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 06:25 PM
Stuffed Mushrooms

1/2 kilo (1 pound) large cup mushrooms
one or two avocadoes cored and peeled
two tomatoes chopped
quarter cup bacon - pre chopped and grilled
squeeze lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup grated tasty cheese
two tablespoons grated parmesan

extra cheese
one small extra tomato thin sliced

remove stalk from mushroom
place mushrooms on grilling or baking tray stalk side up
place all other ingredents in a bowl and mix well
spread mixture over top of mushrooms
top with a touch of the extra cheese and a tomato slice

grill slowly or bake on tray in oven until golden brown


For vegetarian remove bacon.

posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 06:40 PM
I'll pass on the first recipe, but the second one sounds good, I might try that.

Thanks Mayet

posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 07:44 PM
Here is a few idea's for school lunches

-Homemade pasta salad with tuna and sweetcorn - make up the pasta as usual, Mix together with tuna, sweetcorn and some low-fat mayonnaise

-pitta bread with cheese, home cooked lean meat, hummus and salad, or grated carrot.

posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 08:32 PM
What I do with Extra Roma Tomatoes from my garden:

Romas are best for this.
More flesh, less slimy seeds.

Slice Romas into 1/4 inch thick slices.
Open a Box of Triscuit crackers..

One slice on each cracker. Tiny dash of garlic powder on the Tomato slice.
Top with Thin Slice of Muenster cheese.

Another little dash of garlic powder on the cheese, along with a little Basil...

Toast until the cheese is a little bit browned..

posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 10:19 PM
oh man...yellow crooknecks straight out of my garden, sliced, into a dish with butter, salt and pepper, then into the micro for a minute or two.

I... have a weakness for it...

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 12:24 AM
Forgive a dopey Aussie but what are crooknecks?

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 12:33 AM
crooknecks, are yellow squash, with whiplash...LOL

Tase a little like zucchini

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 01:08 AM
I thought it may have been but had never heard the term. As corn peppers and squash are the only yellow veges I could think of it was considered.

I used to grow lovely marrrows in my garden. I would always look at my zuchinnis and think about picking them the next day and forget that day and then the next they would be huge.

they grow s fast but they go with everything and are great healthy foods.

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 01:46 AM
Hey Mayet,

yep, if you like squash, crooknecks are great, especially when their less than about 7" long. very mild. I cook 'em so they still have a faint crispness to them, not mushy at all.

We also have pati-pans, which are best (imo, of course) when they're about 4"-5" dia.

as I said...its a weakness...

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 02:54 AM
My Lebanese grandmother made a delicious dish out of those yellow "crookneck" squash, stuffing them with spiced lamb and rice and cooking them in a tomato sauce. Maybe I'll post the recipe, I'll have to get it from my mom.

posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 02:29 AM
yummmmmo can you post all of your g'mas recipes dj.. I love lebanese food...

posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 03:21 AM
Salmon Patties

1 400 gram can pink salmon (drained)
1 chopped onion
pinch cumin powder or seeds
1 teaspoon chicken or vegetable stock (powder)
2 chopped shallots
1 grated carrot
1/2 cup corn kernals
Hadful of chopped parsley
1 egg
1 tablespoon plain flour
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup mashed potato
Olive oil

*extra breadcrumbs
combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and mix well
shape into ice cream scoop sized patties
roll each ball in the extra breadcrumbs
fry slowly in a hot pan until golden brown

Serve with salad

great lunchtime snack

posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 03:35 AM
Fried Tomatoes

Great as an accompaniment to any meat.

4 big plump ripe tomatoes (around 500 grams to 1 kilo) -and romas are great for this
one large onion chopped
Half a green pepper finely chopped
3 shallots chopped
200 grams mushrooms finely chopped
2 tablespoons paprika
2 or two tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
2 tablespoons bbq or fathers favourite sauce
2 tablespoons tomato sauce (ketchup)
pinch cumin powder or seeds
1 teaspoon dried stock

Place onion shallots and papper in frypan and cook until soften (cook gently not raging full on)
add mushrooms cook until softened
place tomatoes in pan and place all other ingredients in pan and mix
stir slowly and heat gently
allow to bubble gently until sauce reduces

This is the basic ingredients, if the mix is too bitter when tasted add a spoonful of sugar and stir
bacon can be added for extra flavour
chilli powder or chillis can be added to make hotter

*you will need to add water while cooking a spoonful at a time until the consistency is right

this recipe is great with fish, chicken and piled over a juicy tender steak. It is esepecially popular at BBQ's

(note) I do all my recipes from the head and they are never the same twice so you can use your imagination and add whatever you like. especially with the sauces for flavour

oh and I sometimes add zuchinnis when I first start the onions and peppers so you could even use those crooknecks

[edit on 17-11-2005 by Mayet]

posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 03:46 AM
Fried Rice

4 cups precooked boiled rice (jasmine rice)
3 eggs
carrot chopped
corn kernals
finely chopped chinese sausage
soy sauce
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1 cup cooked shrimp

precook egg, mix and cook as omlette then chop
pre fry bacon and sausage
pree cook peas and corn and carrot

heat wok
add shallots
add rice
add oyster sauce
add soy sauce to colour the rice and flavour (usually a few shakes)
add other ingredients and cook a few minutes till heated through..


*you can use fresh rice (it tends to clump) but I prefer to cook the rice 24 hours beforehand and gently dry it out in the oven on low for half hour day of cooking
*soy sauce is about quality, I use a good quality light soy sauce for my fried rice

[edit on 17-11-2005 by Mayet]

posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 04:35 AM

Originally posted by djohnsto77
My Lebanese grandmother made a delicious dish out of those yellow "crookneck" squash, stuffing them with spiced lamb and rice and cooking them in a tomato sauce. Maybe I'll post the recipe, I'll have to get it from my mom.

I had that yesterday
my mama also makes them in a yogurt sauce but I prefer the tomato too

I'll see which of her recipes I can translate into English and proper measurements to post for U to try Mayet, we don't really measure ingredients when we cook, it all just kinda comes together

But there are many delicious dishes

posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 01:05 AM
Yeah I know what you mean there, about the only thing I measure for is cakes and cookies.

I'd love to try some of the recipes. Best thing for Australia was multiculturalism, it opened us up to such a variety of foods as well as the cultures.

[edit on 18-11-2005 by Mayet]

posted on Nov, 21 2005 @ 10:09 PM
This is really yummy with nacho chips.

Brown 1lb of hamburger
add a jar of salsa
mix together. Cover with 2 cups of cheese, broil in the oven.
let cool a bit and dig in!

Quick, simple, tasty and filling. A nice treat.

posted on Nov, 26 2005 @ 01:40 PM
I'm so glad you started this thread, Mayet...those recipes sound scrumptious. I'll be trying some of those out 'tout suit' to surprise The Goddess. (heh)

I just like to add a couple I learned when I was a poverty stricken student living away from home in the Big Smoke.

The first is called a Coke Float (and i bet it's commonly known, but, hey, if I can make just one person happy);

-get a large glass
-fill it halfway with coka cola or pepsi or whatever (not gingerale)
-put in two large scoops of vanilla ice cream
-eat with long handled spoon


-two slices of bread (any type)
-slather on generous amount of peanut butter
-add thick slices of apple
-gorge yourself by making another one cuz there's always apple left

I'll put some 'grown up' recipes in here too, but I bet cpr12 will love these two

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