Sunday, April 29, 2007

Help with cooking anyone

Hey I am looking for some easy weeknight meals. Please put your suggestions in the comment zone. I would be greatly appreciatif of anyone who can help.

It has been boring lately in the cooking dept.


A.J.Reams said...

Wish I could help you out but I suck at cooking. I love the summer because I can cook everything on the grill.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well since i don't know your likes i'll give it a try anyway...

i like things that are fast, easy, and good. like take a baking sheet, put chopped up potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery on it, drizzle olive oil, put a few chicken breasts on the tray too, sprinkle with paprika, salt, pepper, bake 350 for 30-40 minutes, remove chicken breasts if they are done, and cook the veggies a little longer if needed, serve with salad.

or mini meat loaves with baked potatoes and baked beans.

take some chicken tenders of strips of chicken breasts and roll in corn flakes. spray pan and bake about 20 minutes. good with baked frozen french fries (on the same pan) and green veggie and salad and honey mustard dip.

any of that rock your boat?

smiles, bee

Michele said...

Oh dear, I wish i could help here. My meals consist of a lot of pre-made frozen thingys that I zap in the 'ole microwave [sigh]... bad me but I'm so tired when I get home and if I could, I would rather just go to bed than even eat supper... haha...

Crazy Working Mom said...

*Sigh* We eat a lotta hamburger helper and mac & cheese around here. *LOL*

I do like to make italian chicken, though that you just put some chicken breasts in a baking pan and add a bottle of Italian dressing. Cover with some parmesean cheese and mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 for one hour. I serve it over white rice. Drizzle some of the dressing over the rice and then top it with the breast. They are really good...I usually just buy frozen breasts and take them out in the am before work and add the dressing. They marinade all day and when I get home I pop them in the oven and fix the sides while they cook.

Callie Ann said...

Thank you Bee and Crazy working mom. Wonderful ideas. A.J and Michele keep checking back for ideas for yourself girls.

Skittles said...

My meals fall under the Looks Nothing Like the Photo category which is why I seldom use recipe books!

Here ya go:

Never fail meat loaf:
Hamburger, 1 pkg dry onion soup mix, 1 egg, about two inches of saltines smooshed up, a splash of milk and a squirt of catsup. Mix up & throw in the oven.

Boiled Dinner:
Boil ham chunks or a ham bone til you can separate the meat. Take out and set aside to cool. Into the broth throw in potatoes, carrots, cabbage (all cut up of course) and cook until tender. Add back in pulled apart meat.

Easiest, Bestest Pot Roast:
Put a frozen pot roast in a pan, top with 1 pkg dry onion soup mix. Cover and put in oven around 1pm on 250-ish. It will be ready and scrumptious at dinner time.

Chef salad night:
Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, olives black or green, hard boiled eggs, fresh broccoli and or cauliflower, carrots anything ya'll like. Pile high on plates, add some wheat crackers and grapes on the side. Top with store bought chicken strips.

Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Very easy!

Tater Tot casserole:
Brown hamburger and onions or add onion soup mix (which is what I do.) Put in oven safe dish. Top with one or two drained cans of green beans. Spread a can of cream of mushroom soup over beans. Top with a layer of frozen Tater Tots packed in. Bake until Tater Tots are brown and crispy.

Wet burritos:
Brown hamburger with taco seasoning. Stir in refried beans. Put amounts of that on flour tortillas and fold burrito style. Put into an oven safe dish. Mix together 1 can of beef gravy and about the same amount of salsa. Pour over burritos. Add chopped onions if desired. Cover with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve on plates with a bed of shredded lettuce with sour cream on the side if you have it.

Easiest Cheesy Tuna casserole:
Make mac and cheese according to box directions. Add drained tuna, a can of mushroom soup and a drained can of peas. Put in baking dish and bake for about half an hour.

What about breakfast for dinner? Biscuits, bacon or sausage, eggs, toast, pancakes.. however much you feel like doing?

britt6 said...

if ya' got some time look up June Meyer's Hungarian food website. HUngarian food is easy to make and oh so delicious. I highly recommend the lesco with rice or chicken paprikas. If you want I will come cook with you sometime and make you some good ol' hungarian food.