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post #31 of 44
Buy a Rival crock pot the one that is programmable. So easy to use and turns off when you tell it to.
post #32 of 44
As a general rule, YEPPERS! But, I have always been weird about anything running like that when I am not home.
post #33 of 44
I have a pasta alfredo meal that is a hit with everyone, and you can add things to it to make it more flavourful, such as pesto, chicken, etc.

Boil 8oz fettucine pasta

When pasta is done, strain.

In a pot, mix 8oz low fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 3/4 cup italian cheese (parmesan, mozzarella, etc - you can buy 6 cheeses in one bag, shredded at the grocery store, its made by Kraft).

Mix the above ingredients until thick.

When done, Serve pasta on top of fettucine, but I mostly put the fettucine in the pot with the sauce and mix it all together.

It only takes a couple of minutes to cook the sauce, stir it all the time and never leave it unattended.
post #34 of 44
Crock pots rule. Supper's ready when you get home from work.

All Recipes has a GREAT recipe for beef roast using cr of mushroom soup and lipton onion soup mix.

I also like to put a chicken in the crock pot in the morning with chicken broth, celery salt, bay leaf, onion, and about 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar. Falls off the bone after cooking on low for 8-10 hours on low. Throw in some garlic if you like it (I love it).

Beef stew is also easy to make in the crock pot.

Tuna casserole... one of my favorites. I like to put in those french fied onions for flavor. (Like green bean casserole... mmm....)

My favorite topic... food.

post #35 of 44
Quick and Easy Stew

1 lb beef for stew
1 can golden mushroom soup
1 can french onion soup
1 bag frozen vegetables for stew
seasoning-bay leaf, sage (or whatever you want)

Brown meat in a little butter. Add soups, veggies and seasoning (no salt-enough comes from the soup). Cook ~1 hour on medium flame (stew should simmer) or until you can't wait any longer. Serve with noodles, rice or really crusty bread.
post #36 of 44
You need:

6-6 oz boneless chicken breasts
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp shredded ginger root
1 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
1 minced jalapeno pepper (exclude seeds)
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs


Wash chicken breasts and lay flat on a baking sheet
Preheat oven to 350*F (180*C)
in a small mixing bowl blend the butter, garlic,ginger,thyme,jalapeno,and the bread crumbs

with a small knife, gently lift the skin of the chicken from the meat.
Stuff equal amounts of the butter filling under the skin. Skewer the ends with toothpicks to seal.

Bake the chicken in the oven for 20-25 mins, or untill golden brown.

Serve with fresh vegtables and rice
post #37 of 44
Thread Starter 
Yummy! Great ideas!
I'll have to invest in a crock pot soon.

post #38 of 44
Zucchini Slice

Main or side dish\t

375grams grated Zucchini
1 lg. onion,finely chopped
3 rashers bacon,chopped
1 cup S.R. flour
1 cup grated cheese
5 beaten eggs
1/4 to 1/2 cup oil
pepper and salt
(optional: grated carrot, chopped capsicum, finely sliced celery.)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Place in shallow greased baking dish and spread mix evenly.
Bake at 190 - 200 Degrees Celcius for 30 to 40 mins or til browned. If desired, parmesan cheese can be sprinkled on top before baking. Serve with lightly cooked green vegetables or with salad.Enjoyable hot or cold.

Preparation Time: 15 mins\tServes: 6-8
post #39 of 44
Thread Starter 
Yum I love Zucchini but NEVER cook it because I didn't know how! Now I do.

post #40 of 44
4 average-sized zucchini, sliced
1 can stewed tomatoes
Parmesan cheese and spices, to taste

Mix all ingrdients in medium baking dish, top with more cheese.
Bake at 350 15-20 minutes, until cheese is lightly browned.
post #41 of 44
Thread Starter 
Well I have been inspired. Thanks everyone! I am going to print out this thread and put it with my other recipes.
Here is my meal plan for tonight:
Homemade macaronni and cheese dinner!
The recipe from Martha Stewart's website, just don't tell my boyfriend thats where it came from or he won't eat it, he doesn't like her for some reason

post #42 of 44
All I can say is Allrecipes, Allrecipes, Allrecipes!!! I've made SO many things from there and they've all turned out awesome!

One of my favorite dishes is Ranch Chicken

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2C approx ranch dressing
3/4C approx italian bread crumbs (or cheese bread crumbs-what ever you like)
Cooking Oil

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Coat each chicken breast in ranch dressing, then coat with bread crumbs. Cook in heated frying pan until done.

Serve with potatoes, salad or veggies.
post #43 of 44
Another good recipe:

Garlic Salmon

2 salmon fillets
1 lemon-sliced
1 garlic clove-minced

Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Place salmon on individual foil pieces coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle each fillet with salt, pepper and minced garlic. Place lemon slices on top of fillets. Cover each fillet with another piece of foil and wrap tightly. Place foil packets on a cookie sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 mins. or until salmon is pink and flakes easily.

Serve with veggies, potatos, rice or salad.
post #44 of 44
Oh I love salmon. Hubby hates it and says all fish is forbidden in here. Wonder if I could pass it off as something else and get him to eat it?
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