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posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 10:44 AM
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Nothing like comfort food. (said the fat boy) 1 Pound of ground beef, 1 box of Elbow macaroni, 1 jar of Prego sauce. (it's in there) Some garlic (it's almost all in there) and some parmigiana cheese. Brown the mean, cook the noodles, dump in the sauce and garlic. dump in the meat, simmer for 10 minutes and put cheese on top just before you eat it. Oh, and have a cold beer with it. guaranteed to make folks smile.




posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 10:44 AM
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I recommend you get on pinterest.com and search for recipies in the cooking section. Most everything I cook comes from there. There's a ton of crockpot recipies, and commenters always list what they used as a substitute. It's better than any other website!



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by fictitious
It's better than any other website!


The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

We're all going to pretend you didn't say that.




As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:19 AM
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Hey man, good to see you're cookin' - fab change for the whole family.
Many thumbs up on all stuff of the crockpot, a previous poster noted that handy item.
Always amazed when foodstuff is just tossed in to it, and comes out SO delicious 6 or so hours later...

Any kinda soup you want, try tossing in a few of the family's fave ingredients and see what you get. Had some great luck with that.

Meat goes on sale certain days, check with your local market. Bakery goods are usually cleared on Mondays/Tuesdays, we've noticed (just to note)

Just searched for and found a sweet treat, as they are needed too
Gad, these are SO good - a cookiesheet of delicious, melt-in-your-mouth "chocolate bars" so easy too
Cost around $5
1 c. br. sugar
1 c. butter
40 salted-top soda crackerss
1 pkg milk choc. chips (been said hersheys works best, I don't know)
Preheat to 350
- line med. cookie sheet w/ foil - grease or spray lightly
- line up crackers to cover the sheet
- in a saucepan melt butter & brown sugar over med. heat; bring to a boil stirring frequently, then boil for 2 min.
- cover all crackers w/mixture
- bake for 5 min. or until bubbling, pour chips over everything, immediately
- spread w/knife to cover, sprinkle w/nut and/or candy crumbs
- place in freezer for approx 1 hour, or til frozen, remove from foil immediately, break into pieces
Keep in the freezer if you like, really good cold. YUM.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by yeahright

Originally posted by fictitious
It's better than any other website!


The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

We're all going to pretend you didn't say that.




As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.


For recipies! Just for recipies!



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:21 AM
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I didn't even know ATS had a cooking section till this topic was posted. I know how you feel trying to cook for a family of 4 I'm cooking for 6 myself. I have to buy just about everything in bulk to make it worth while or at least last more then one time.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:43 AM
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chicken or pork and fried rice with a few veggies thrown in is always good for a big group, can stretch it for cheap.

also this: www.bettycrocker.com...

Replace bisquick with a can of biscuits. Pull the biscuits in half, cover the bottom of your pan, cook for like 15 minutes, then add filling and top off with rest of biscuits.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by Lonewulph
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Jude, dude... my wolf brethren.. where did you get that recipe?!
Gag my brother gag!
edit on 24-1-2013 by Lonewulph because: (no reason given)


That recipe has been secretly passed down from mom to mom for at least 3 generations...


Closely guarded and cherished as it also seems to be a child-shutter-upper in times of need.


BTW...Don't do it!


Peace



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by kdog1982
 


Nothing like comfort food. (said the fat boy) 1 Pound of ground beef, 1 box of Elbow macaroni, 1 jar of Prego sauce. (it's in there) Some garlic (it's almost all in there) and some parmigiana cheese. Brown the mean, cook the noodles, dump in the sauce and garlic. dump in the meat, simmer for 10 minutes and put cheese on top just before you eat it. Oh, and have a cold beer with it. guaranteed to make folks smile.


Mine is similar except I also throw in celery, onions and a can of whole tomatoes including the juice. Cheap way to stretch a few more plates out of it.



Peace



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 12:00 PM
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Mom's Pizza Mess
1 Bag Egg noodles
2-3 Cans pizza sauce
Whatever ingredients you like on a pizza
Mozzarella Cheese

Boil Noodles, throw in 9x 13 pan. Stir in pizza sauce, and all ingredients you like, add a bit of cheese on the top.
Bake in the oven at 350 for half an hour, or till cheese is brown on top.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 12:10 PM
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Chorizo (one tube)
4-6 Eggs
Tortillas
Salsa & hot sauce
Chopped ham (optional)

Easy and cheap
-Fry Chorizo in frying pan (do not add oil)
Cook through
-add eggs and mix in with broken down chorizo.
cook through

heat up some tortillas of your choice.
make some tacos and throw whatever you want in with it (salsa, hot sauce, lettuce, onions, etc)

you can also cook the chorizo (in first step) with the ham.. and onions
Very good!!!!



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 12:35 PM
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Here is a dish that is both elegant, sophisticated and inexpensive:

Omlette Espagnole

It requires the least expensive ingredients (potatoes, eggs, onions), yet it has a great flavor, is filling and everybody loves it. I brought it to a cocktail party recently and it was gone in minutes.

The only trick is the way you have to flip it out of the pan,,, I use two pans, because the first pan is too hot for the second phase in my opinion.

I hope you try it!



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 01:16 PM
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Noodles N Juice

1/2 lbs of elbow mac, a bottle of V8 juice, salt, pepper, and alittle hot souce.

boil water and cook the elbow mac, drain water and pour V8 juice into the pot. add a good amount of salt and pepper with some hot souce.

Sound gross but everyone that as ever tried it LOVES IT!

my wife use to make fun of me for it, she tried it and now makes it.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 01:26 PM
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i'll just add this. a post from over a few years ago ...

How to make a good quick meal for a date!?


Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
1 bag fresh baby carrots
1 bag fresh broccoli florettes [or sufficient broccoli stalks]
2 boneless chicken breasts
4 slices swiss cheese
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
italian seasoning
brown sugar
butter
soy sauce

Home @ 5:30:
Take a shower you've got plenty of time.


6:00:
Wash chicken breasts and lay on board/plate. fork thoroughly on both sides.
Place in bowl and smother with soy sauce, douse with italian seasoning. Let stand in 'fridge.

6:10:
Half a stick of butter in a small sauce pan until melted, add half cup brown sugar and bring to boil, allow to carmelize. Set aside.

6:20:
One serving dish filled with bbay carrots. One with broccoli florettes. Add 2 tablespoons water to each and wrap tightly with saran wrap. Microwave both on High for 10 minutes, stopping and turning 1/4 turn at the 5 minute mark.

6:30:
Turn oven on Broil, allow to preheat.
Remove carrots from microwave, drain, add carmelized sauce. Cover and place back into microwave.
Remove broccoli from microwave, drain, add 2 tablespoons of butter. Cover and place back into microwave.

6:40:
Put chicken breasts on broiler pan and place under broiler.

6:47-50:
Flip chicken breasts and place back under broiler.
[^^ do not overcook the chicken]

6:55-58:
Remove chicken breasts from broiler. layer with slices of swiss, cheddar, swiss, cheddar adding a touch of italian seasoning and soy sauce between each.

TURN broiler OFF and Place back under broiler for about 3-5 minutes, until melted.
Turn microwave on high for 3 minutes.

While that's happening, meet and greet your date at the door, make them comfortable. Drink, music, etc. RELAX

Now,
Set two dinner plates.
Remove carrots and broccoli from microwave.
Remove chicken breasts from broiler.
Place a chicken breast on each plate.
Spoon ample portions of carrots and broccoli onto the remaining halves of the plate.


There you go,
Quick
Colorful
and the chicken is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!

A glass of wine and your good to go.

Tried and True.









[edit on 11/10/2006 by 12m8keall2c]


not only attractive on the plate, but Also sits quite nice on the palette, too



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 01:32 PM
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OP, here's a comfort-food chicken and rice casserole recipe that's been in my family a long time. It's amazingly tasty, even though the ingredients sound simple.

2 cups cooked rice
3/4 cup cooked, shredded boneless, skinless chicken in its own broth (substitute the canned variety for fresh if you want to go really cheap)
2 regular cans Cream of Chicken soup (concentrated, do not add water)
Optional: 1 Tbsp mayo for creaminess
4-6 slices American or cheddar cheese

1. Mix the first four ingredients together in a large bowl and spread into a casserole dish
2. Top with cheese slices
3. Bake @350 for 20 minutes or until cheese fully melts



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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You can save piles of money by cutting out meat and using vegetarian recipes.

Meat is nothing but Crap.

Watch the movie Food Inc, free online....if you have a strong stomach!

documentaryaddict.com...



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by jude11
Kraft Dinner + Wienies and Ketchup = "KD Delight"

Dad used to call bologna "Ukrainian Round Steak"



Had to do it.

But try this thread. Lots of great ideas here:

Easy Breads

Peace

edit on 24-1-2013 by jude11 because: (no reason given)


Heaven help us all. That's worse than Heff's hamburger helper nightmare in a pan that even "improves" by the next day.

Take that sad dish,
And make it better.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 02:08 PM
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This is my fav recipe. Feed a dozen people for about 15 bucks USD.


This is really good, it is really easy, and it is really cheap.

Ingredients:
1 pound (2kg) ground beef (80/20 fat content)
2 12oz (350ml) cans of stewed tomatoes
1 large can of spaghetti sauce (24 ounces or 700ml) approximate
1 large onion
1 can of french cut green beans
1 can of corn
1 can of mild Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chiles)
6 or more Russet potatoes (depending on size)
Garlic powder, salt, pepper, dried parsley flakes
2 1/2 gallon stew pot (ten liter)
water


Preparation:


Peel and cube potatoes into bite size pieces and set aside

Chop onion, and place onion, ground beef, salt, pepper and a generous amount of garlic
into stew pot and cook until meat is slightly browned

Add the tomato ingredients (mash the stewed tomatoes by hand to break them up a little),
green beans, corn, potatoes, parsley and more garlic.

Add hot water to your preferred consistency (I usually add about four or five cups--your
2 1/2 gallon pot will be nearly full by now)

Bring to first sign of a boil (do not let stew boil) reduce heat to lowest possible level,
cover and cook for 45 minutes

Notes:
The spaghetti sauce I describe in the ingredients is the large can
(about two pounds) that generally costs about a dollar fifty or less, and comes
in many varieties; Regular, Italian, Mushroom, Cheese, etc.---your preference

Yellow or white onion (I use both--I like onion)

Diced tomatoes with green chiles (store brand) can be substituted for Rotel
I use LOTS of powdered garlic (at least a heaping tablespoon altogether)

My wife likes when I add carrots, and you can too, but add them fifteen minutes into
the simmer or they turn to mush. (note: this is a tomato based stew and I personally
dislike the flavor of carrots in the mix)

I prefer 80/20 fat content ground beef specifically for the fat content which adds flavor. You
can use lean hamburger or stew meat, but you will sacrifice flavor.

Optional: Three or five squirts of Louisiana hot sauce while simmering adds some extra spice.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 02:23 PM
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I've been trying to cut out all processed food recently. I don't add salt, stopped with the white grains (bread, bagel etc.), limit my dairy and basically just try to eat at least 75% of my diet in veggies and fruit. It hasn't been easy so I have been trying to find tasty recipes to keep it interesting.

I made a quick pork curry last night:
- Fry some garlic and onions
- Add some sliced chicken breast, pork or even goat
- Add some veggies (I used green beans and peppers)
- Once all cooked, add 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes (I had some jarred from the fall)
- Add 3/4 cup of almond milk (I got mine on sale but can use soy or coconut) - not sure about regular milk but I don't see why not
- 3 tablespoons of curry
- grate some nutmeg (1/2 tsp)
- parsley and/or chilli powder if you want some spice
- let it simmer for a bit and serve over rice or whatever you like (I used quinoa)

I made quinoa frittatas the other night that are pretty easy too.
- cook quinoa (just simmer in water for 15 mins)
- diced veggies such as peppers, onions, mushrooms, zuchinni, garlic (say about a cup and half total)
- add veggies, 4 eggs, grated cheese and 3/4 cup of quinoa and stir together
- may want to add a touch of salt and pepper (although I held off on the salt)
- grease a muffin tin and fill
- bake a 350 for about 30-40 mins

Or maybe this:
- fry up veggies such as onions, garlic, peppers, zuchinni, mushrooms
- add pre-cooked sliced chicken breast
- dump in a big jar of crushed or chopped tomatoes
- some parsley and basil to taste
- simmer and eat by itself or over rice, quinoa etc.

I'll try anything that is quick to make and healthy for me. I have plenty of other not so healthy ideas but don't want to think about them or I may use Friday night as an excuse to break my healthy eating regime!



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 02:55 PM
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Wow,lots of great recipes!
Thank you all for the contributions.


Tonight is smorgasbord night when I basically clean the fridge out of all the left overs to make way for a new start.
I'm hitting the market in the morning with a new fresh list.

Peace,
Kev





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