favorite family dinners

Sheryl - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 73 moms have responded )

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I'm looking for your most often prepared family dinners. the usuals. Here are some of ours. post yours too. Sometimes it helps to get some new ideas for dinner!



spaghetti and meatballs

soft tacos

enchiladas

chicken and pastry (dumplings)

grilled pork chops

mini meatloaves

pork or beef roast

stir fry-beef or pork

tuna casserole

fried cube steak

barbequed chicken

pizza casserole

linguine with clam sauce

swiss steak

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Christa - posted on 02/04/2009

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Re: Mini meatloaves....I use muffin tins.  Mix 1lb ground beef with stuffing mix (Stove Top) and 1 cup water, 1 tsp oregano.  Top with salsa.  Bake at 375 for 30mins.  Top with shredded cheese and pop in oven for 5 more minutes.  Easy and yummy!  Makes about 8 "muffins", which can be frozen and reheated in the microwave.

Crystal - posted on 02/22/2009

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One of our family fav's is Angel Chicken. You take 1 tube of chive and onion cream cheese, along with some butter and white wine.  Melt in pan.  Then add a package of Ranch dry seasoning mix and can of cream of mushroom soup.  Add Chicken breasts.  Cook for about 20-25 minutes until done. Serve over Pasta or rice.  Yum Yum!

Joanne - posted on 02/09/2009

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Hi I'm from the uk and my family's fav's are..



roast dinner (slow cooked chicken,pork, beef) with loads of fresh veg and homemade gravy.



spicy lasagne with garlic bread and salad.



pizza, homemade, frozen or delivered...



savoury mince dinner.



pasta with tomato sauce.



jacket potatoes.



quiche, new potatoes and salad.



homemade veg soup.



ham cooked in coke with fried egg and chips (fries)



chicken curry and rice.



chilli and rice.



twice cooked spicy lamb and rice - real favourite of ours.



pasta bake with chicken.



 



Jo xx

Tiffany - posted on 02/08/2009

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My family's go to meals:




*Potato Soup & Cornbread(#1 family favorite passed down through the generations) :)
*Chicken Quesadillas with mexican rice & black beans
*Hardshell Tacos
*Southern Meatloaf always served with homemade mashed potatoes & corn
*Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole
*Pot Roast that is almost always turned into pot roast soup 1-2 days later thanks to my mother's kitchen experiment that turned out oh so yummy)
*Shrimp Scampi
*Frito Chili Pie for the quick & easy nights
*Mix Match Soup...My version of Chinese sizzling rice soup minus the rice but with noodles and a few other variations. It is delicious.
*Homemade pizzas regular crust or we buy french bread & go from there
*Shish Kabobs
*Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Soup night
*Omelets or just breakfast for dinner
*Chicken or Steak fajitas
*Chicken or Eggplant Parmigiana
*Grilled Teriyaki & sesame seed chicken with fried rice
*Pork Loin
*BBQ Chicken that makes it's next meal as bbq chicken sandwiches
*Pigs in a blanket...hot dogs baked in canned biscuits or crescents
*Spaghetti
*Teriyaki/Lemon Salmon with rice



 

Kim - posted on 02/08/2009

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There is a Taco Soup recipe on FoodNetwork.com that is awesome!! Try checking Paula Dean. It makes soooo much you will have left overs or you could freeze it too. My husband calls it Taco Chili, cause it is more like a chili.

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Cherie - posted on 07/03/2011

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Chicken Fajitas and rice



Chop chicken into bite size pieces and cook in evoo.cook Strips of green,and red peppers and onion strips in another skillet of evoo. Drain both. melt butter and fry tortillas until cooked slightly. Set aside to cool. Put Chicken ,peppers and onions in one skillet and add a little thick teriyaki sauce.cook thoroughly. Place in tortillas and top with shredded cheese, lettuce,tomatoes and sour cream. Roll and add fav. rice on side.

Angie - posted on 02/27/2009

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My husband & I both work jobs in town PLUS we have a dairy/beef farm AND a 11/2 year old so I am game for anything quick & easy! We have a lot of grilled cheese/tomato soup, farmers skillet, chicken gumbo sloppy joes, meatloaf and unfortunately frozen pizza!!

Angel - posted on 02/25/2009

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This is also a favorite in our house.  You should also try using a mix of cheeses (cheddar/mozzarella/Montery Jack) and adding feta cheese, crumbled bacon and sliced tomatoes to the toppings!  Its Awesome!



 



 



Quoting Heather:

I get either a premade pizza crust or a refrigerated pillsbury pizza dough (whichever you prefer). I take about 3 chicken breast and cut them into bite size pieces and then cook them in a skillet with some extra virgin olive oil and whatever seasonings you like. I change the seasonings every time, but usually always have poultry seasoning, salt, pepper and tony cacheres. Then I get a jar of store bought basil pesto (although, you can make your own if you prefer) and I spread it out on the pizza dough (to your liking...). I top it with the chicken and then top the whole thing with mozzarella cheese. Bake it in the oven according the the pizza dough directions. It really is the most delicious and quick/easy meal to make. My 12 year old son loves it and requests is often!
You can also top the pizza with some toasted pine nuts if you wish...I usually don't have the time on a week day to toast the nuts, but I bet it'd be good and add a little extra something!





 

Angel - posted on 02/25/2009

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This is also a favorite in our house.  You should also try using a mix of cheeses (cheddar/mozzarella/Montery Jack) and adding feta cheese, crumbled bacon and sliced tomatoes to the toppings!  Its Awesome!



 



 



Quoting Heather:

I get either a premade pizza crust or a refrigerated pillsbury pizza dough (whichever you prefer). I take about 3 chicken breast and cut them into bite size pieces and then cook them in a skillet with some extra virgin olive oil and whatever seasonings you like. I change the seasonings every time, but usually always have poultry seasoning, salt, pepper and tony cacheres. Then I get a jar of store bought basil pesto (although, you can make your own if you prefer) and I spread it out on the pizza dough (to your liking...). I top it with the chicken and then top the whole thing with mozzarella cheese. Bake it in the oven according the the pizza dough directions. It really is the most delicious and quick/easy meal to make. My 12 year old son loves it and requests is often!
You can also top the pizza with some toasted pine nuts if you wish...I usually don't have the time on a week day to toast the nuts, but I bet it'd be good and add a little extra something!





 

Suzanne - posted on 02/24/2009

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We love a variety of foods. Most cheap and easy to make.



cabbage and noodles  



stove top rice pudding



bread pudding



chicken paprikash



turkey or beef chili



quesidillia



mini meatloafs



mini egg and ham bkfst



sloppy suzi sandwich

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Hello ladies, Sarah from the UK here. All of your recipes sound delicious and I am definitely going to try a few. Here are our faves:

Cajun Chicken Fajitas
Chicken jambalaya
Honey chicken stirfry
Spicy sausage pasta
Toad in the hole
Beef and brocolli one-pot
Steak with cream fraiche and cracked black pepper
Sizzling beef tacos
Peri peri stir fry beef
Chermoula curried pork
Paella
One-pot veggie curry
Coriander and lime chicken

Laurie - posted on 02/24/2009

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Quoting Nikki:



thanks! thats about how i make mine, but im going to look for little loaf pans! super cute i think. Thanks!





I like using the mini loaf pan from Pampered Chef. It's stone ware, so it's easy to clean and cooks perfectly. The loaves also come out very easily instead of getting stuck or crumbling on you. Another cute idea of seen one person do is using oversized muffin tins. But something about eating a meatloaf that looks like a muffing could be unappetizing to some people I guess :).

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Oven Fried Cinnamon Chicken

1/2 Cup Flour
2 tsp Salt
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Turmeric
3 lbs Chicken cut into 8 pieces ( I use 4 chicken breast pieces )
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Milk
1/3 C Dry bread crumbs
2 Tbsp Oil

Heat oven to 375.
Combine Flour, Salt, Cinnamon, Turmeric & Pepper.
In separate bowl combine Milk & Egg.
Coat Chicken with Flour Mixture.
Combine Bread Crumbs & remaining Flour mixture. Dip Chicken into Eggs then coat with Crumbs.
Arrange in roasting pan.
Sprinkle with Oil
Bake until Crisp & Brown, about 40 minutes.

Heather - posted on 02/23/2009

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Egg Drop Soup

4 c. chicken broth

1/8 tsp. ground ginger

2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch

2 eggs

1 egg yolk



Reserve 3/4 c. of the chicken broth, and pour the rest into a large saucepan. Stir the salt, ginger and chives into the saucepan, and bring to a rolling boil. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the remaining broth and cornstarch until smooth. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk the egss and yolk together with a fork. Drizzle a little egg at a time from the fork into the boiling broth mixture. The egg will immediately cook. Once all the eggs are in, add the cornstarch mixture gradually until the soup is the desired consistency.

Heather - posted on 02/23/2009

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Two Tone Coleslaw:

2/3 c. light mayo

3 tbsp. cider vinegar

1 tbsp. fresh dill

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

4 c. shredded green cabbage

4 c. shredded red cabbage

2 large red apples, cored and thinly sliced

1 c. chopped sweet onion



In an xtra large bowl, stir the mayo, vinegar, dill, salt and pepper. Stir in cabbage, apples and onion. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 48 hours.**This is GREAT as a side with hamburgers, as an alternative to fries**

Heather - posted on 02/23/2009

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Slow cookers pork chops with gravy; lemon pepper pork chops; baked spaghetti?





Slow cooked pork chops with gravy:

I like to use the boneless butterfly chops for this. I take the pork chops and season them to taste (salt, pepper, and tony cacheres are my usuals...sometimes I add different things). Place in the crock pot. Get a can of mushroom gravy and a can of cream of mushroom soup. Mix together and cover pork chops. Add sliced mushrooms (if you really like it mushroomy...I do!). I like to use cremini mushrooms. You can also add sliced onion if you'd like. Bake on low for 8 hours. I serve it with pasta or rice. The pork falls right apart!!



Lemon Pepper Pork Chops:

Again, I use the butterfly chops. Season with salt and lemon pepper on both sides. Dip in beaten egg, and then cover with crushed RITZ crackers. Place pork chops in 9X13 baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Put in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Great with fresh green beans!



Baked Spaghetti:

12 oz. spaghetti

1 cup chopped onions

1 cup chopped green bell peppers

1 lb. ground beef

166 oz. can diced tomatoes

4.5 oz can mushrooms

1 tsp. dried oregano

2 c. shredded cheddar cheese (mild is best with this dish)

10.75 oz. cream of mushroom soup

1/4 c. water

1/4 c. grated parmesan

* Boil spaghetti according to package (about 8-10 min). In large skillet, while spaghetti is boiling, saute onions, peppers and hamburger meat. Once beef is browned and onions are soft, add the tomatoes, mushrooms and oregano. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9X 13 inch baking dish. Place half the cooked spaghetti into the baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture. Sprinkle with 1 c. of the cheddar cheese. Repeat those layers. In a bowl, mix together the mushroom soup and water until smooth and then pour over the casserole. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Enjoy!!

Heather - posted on 02/23/2009

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Flag as inappropriate Are you sure? Yes | No Posted by Robyn Broomell (yesterday, 6:52 pm)

If any recipes are wanted, please feel free to ask me for them.

Most of our favorites are :



Cinnamon Chicken





Can you give me the recipe for cinnamon chicken? That sounds interesting!

Jini - posted on 02/23/2009

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TACO SOUP (slow cooker recipe)



1lb ground beef, browned and drained



28-oz can crushed tomatoes



15 1/4-oz can corn, undrained



15-oz can black beans, undrained



15 1/2-oz can red kidney beans, undrained



1 envelope of dry ranch dressing



1 envelope of dry taco season



1 small onion, chopped



Combine all ingrediants in slow cooker for 4-6 hours on low.



Garnish individual servings with cheese, chips, and sour cream.

Lindsey - posted on 02/23/2009

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Quoting Heather:

In my house we like to have
chicken penne alfredo
slow cooker pork chops with mushroom gravy over rice or egg noodles
enchiladas and spanish rice
shrimp scampi on angel hair pasta
barbeque pulled pork sandwiches (made in the crockpot)
lemon pepper oven fried pork chops
chicken and dumplings
bbq chicken pizza, or chicken pesto pizza (i do mine homemade)
crawfish or shrimp etoufee
spaghetti with italian sausage
baked spaghetti
chicken and mole (with rice)



 



Could you share the recipes for:



 Slow cookers pork chops with gravy; lemon pepper pork chops; baked spaghetti?



Thanks :)



 





 

Sara - posted on 02/22/2009

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Tator Tot Caserole is my son's favorite. Mix cooked hamburger, onions, and 1 can cream of mushroom soup. put in a caserole dish and top with tator tots. Bake until the tator tots are crispy

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If any recipes are wanted, please feel free to ask me for them.
Most of our favorites are :

Cinnamon Chicken
Hamburger Pie (ground beef, green beans, tomato soup, topped with mashed potatoes
Honey glazed carrots are a favorite side
Creamy seaside casserole - great crab summer favorite
Crab stuffed mushrooms - Can you tell I live in Maryland? lol summer favorite
Chicken & Broccoli braid
Spaghetti - broiled Portuguese Salio Bread w/ Butter, Oregano & Fresh Parm Cheese
Stew
Chicken Croquettes
Fresh Scalloped Potatoes
Stuffed Peppers
Chicken Pot Pie - I make individual ones hubby likes them better that way
Quiche - to die for!!!
Meatloaf
Cheeseburgers
Tacos
Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Chicken & Dumplings - I tear apart canned biscuits for my dumplings GREAT!!!
Baked Chicken
Shrimp, Onion & Cheese Omelet
Pork BBQ - cook the pork in crock pot for 12 hours - Poker guys LOVE this

Heather - posted on 02/22/2009

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I get either a premade pizza crust or a refrigerated pillsbury pizza dough (whichever you prefer). I take about 3 chicken breast and cut them into bite size pieces and then cook them in a skillet with some extra virgin olive oil and whatever seasonings you like. I change the seasonings every time, but usually always have poultry seasoning, salt, pepper and tony cacheres. Then I get a jar of store bought basil pesto (although, you can make your own if you prefer) and I spread it out on the pizza dough (to your liking...). I top it with the chicken and then top the whole thing with mozzarella cheese. Bake it in the oven according the the pizza dough directions. It really is the most delicious and quick/easy meal to make. My 12 year old son loves it and requests is often!

You can also top the pizza with some toasted pine nuts if you wish...I usually don't have the time on a week day to toast the nuts, but I bet it'd be good and add a little extra something!

Susie - posted on 02/10/2009

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I would like to know the recipes for City Chicken and Birthday Chicken.



Thanks!

Susie - posted on 02/10/2009

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Your Savoury Mince Dinner sounds like something I make called Hamburger Gravy.  I agree with Karina on celery and I have been known to add green beans and mushrooms when in season.  Of course, served with mashed potatoes are a must at our house.



Thanks for sharing!!!

Carolyn - posted on 02/10/2009

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I have 2 teenage boys and one of them was a very picky eater for a long time and today I can say he is now eating anything and everything.  I have some great dinners:  City Chicken, Porcupine Balls, Salisbury Steaks, Birthday Chicken, let me know if you want any of these recipes - carolyn

Joanne - posted on 02/10/2009

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never thought of buttered toast but i bet its lovely... Its nice with just bread and butter to dip into it.. mmmm, making me hungry... lol

Karina - posted on 02/10/2009

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i also put diced celery in my savory mince dinners too.....and sometimes if i am late home from work i will serve the savory mince on hot buttered toast...yummo.

comfort food at it's best.

Yanika - posted on 02/09/2009

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I make alot of homemade soups(cream of carrot soup goes over great with kids) stirfrys, black bean rice bowsl with veggies, tuna casseroles, personalized pita pizzas(kids love it) Assortment of pastas, shish kabobs, cajun chicken or fish, roast with yorkshire pudding etc..

Joanne - posted on 02/09/2009

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Hi Susie.   



Savoury Mince Dinner.



Start with 500g beef mince (ground beef) put into a large pan, add 3-4 chopped onions and 2-3 medium carrots, chopped.



Then crumble over 5 or 6 bovril beef stock cubes, add 2-3tsp ground pepper and 1tsp salt - not too much because the stock cube has salt..



Pour over enough boiling water from the kettle to just cover everything. Bring to the boil, stirring to brake up the meat. Reduce heat and simmer for at least an hour, 2 hours if you can. Skim off any fat floating on the top.



When everything is cooked and soft, mix 2-3tbsp cornflour and water to a thin paste. take mince off the heat and add the cornflour slowly, stirring until it thickens.



Serve with mashed potatoes, veg and yorkshire puddings, or can be served with chips (fries)



My husband also like it made with 2 cloves of crushed garlic in it too.

Susie - posted on 02/09/2009

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I have about 45 menus that I rotate around (some are only seasonal) but some of our favs are:



Italian beef pie (a ground beef, spinach and mushroom concoction)



chicken parmesan bake



tuna casserole



chicken creole



green chili and chicken casserole



shredded ranch beef



3-bean turkey chili



creamy Italian chicken and rice

Susie - posted on 02/09/2009

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I am in the US and would like to know what "savoury mince dinner" is.  I have had the ham cooked in Coke and that is so good!  Thanks in advance for sharing the recipe!

Sarah - posted on 02/09/2009

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shepherds pie

pizza

soup

sweet and sour chicken

beef stew

spag bol

stuffed chicken breasts wrapped in bacon and veg

korma

working my way through a few cook books my son eats everything

Karina - posted on 02/09/2009

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oh i love corned beef and also pickled pork is a favorite of my husbands. i always make white sauce to go with it.

i find british cooking is more like australian.

i will try your lamb later this week.

my husbands relatives have been here since christmas and i am getting hungarian cooking lessons tomorrow, i am looking forward to it...different dishes are always good to try .

thanks for your reply and happy cooking...

karina.

Joanne - posted on 02/09/2009

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Hi Karina.  Here goes...



We use a  piece of lamb shoulder ( I use half shoulder joint for 6people) but you can use what you want, just needs to be slow cooked so it falls apart...



Place in a dish, season with salt and pepper, pour boiling water from the kettle about 1/3 1/2 way up meat, cover with foil and slow cook it in a low oven for about 2.5 hours.



When its cooked take out of oven and leave in juices until cool enough to handle.



(You can do it up to this stage day before if you want or use leftover meat)



Peel and chop 3 onions and fry in a large pan with a bit of oil until soft. Add 2-3 cloves chopped garlic,  2 dessert spoons paprika, 1/2 tsp hot chilli powder 2 tablespoons tomato puree/paste and 4 tins chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper with the juices from the meat, removing any fat from the surface.



Bring to boil and cook for about 30-60mins to combine flavours. Taste and add more chilli if needed.



Meanwhile strip the meat removing any excess fat and either shred or chop the meat up. Add to the tomato mix and heat through, serve with boiled rice, pasta or couscous and/or fresh bread if you want.



Enjoy... Let me know what you think of it as its a family recipe.



Jo xx



 



We also love corned beef and potatoe pie and corned beef stew-lovely and warming in winter.

Karina - posted on 02/09/2009

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hi jo, would love the recipe for your twice cooked spicy lamb.....i love anything that different and spicy. i live in australia and can relate to your love of roast dinners, quiche and savory mince.

karina.

Ivy - posted on 02/08/2009

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My boys love Sloppy Joes. Other dinner ideas include french dip, Mexichili, home-made mac n chz

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Wild rice and mushroom soup



Black beans and rice



english muffin pizzas



cheese enchiladas



creamy turkey pie



We make so much food in our house it's ridiculous! We are always buying new cookbooks and trying new things. Now that I have a five month old I need more fast and easy recipes. Any easy suggestions?

Kirsten - posted on 02/07/2009

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Easiest chicken recipe ever.....chicken breasts baked in Italian dressing. Takes half hour and tastes soooo good. I usually have to make a double recipe because my kids go back for seconds and thirds!

Sheryl - posted on 02/07/2009

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i've seen a few recipes here for taco soup, is yours on here? if not, can you post it?

Dube_cindy - posted on 02/07/2009

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chicken curry



spinach salad



chilli con carne and mashed potatoes



beef stew



speghetti



chicken fingers



meat in crockpot



shepards pie



taco's



meat potatoes and veggie



 

Rachel - posted on 02/07/2009

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Omg i am so glad I found this thanks ladies I seem to make the same thing over and over!

Mac and cheese

Kraft dinner with ham cut up

bacon eggs and hashbrowns

grilled cheese and soups

roast pork potatoes and veggie

pizza

hamburger helper

Salsa chicken

smokies, perogies and broccili

cabbage roll caserolle

Kim - posted on 02/07/2009

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I make a potatoe hotdish that some call shepards pie??  We will do meatballs with mashed potatoes, meatloaf, hamburgers.  It just depends on what we have but we like enchaladas(I know I spelled that wrong) and fajitas.

Missy - posted on 02/07/2009

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Sloppy joes are one of the easiest meals to make. Brown a pound of hamburger and drain the grease. Then I use a can of Manwich sloppy joe mix which you add to the hamburger and heat until warm. Then serve on hamburger buns. The sloppy joe mix is found near the beans in the grocery store. If you can not find the mix there in Australia then you can check out allrecipes.com and search sloppy joes and be able to find some that you would not need a mix to make.

Jamie - posted on 02/07/2009

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taco soup!  You top it with Frito's, Black Olives, sour cream, cheese, or parm cheese.  Your choice buta fav. here at our house!

Karina - posted on 02/07/2009

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hi, my name is karina and i live in australia.

i have never made sloppy joes or chili. could somebody please give me the recipes???

a recipe we love in our house is 'paddy's' chicken......

fry some diced bacon until crisp and place in a bowl, add grated parmesan cheese,fresh parsley and some fresh breadcrumbs (i wizz some slices of white bread in my blender/food procesor).

meanwhile get some chicken breast fillets (usually 1 per person).

melt some butter and oil in a frypan add minced garlic, small amount dried mustard powder and a good splash of worcestershire sauce.

dip your chicken breasts in the butter/mustard sauce and place in a baking dish.

press the bacon mixture firmly ontop of chicken and bake in moderate oven for 35 mins.

very yummy and easy....it's even impressive enough to serve if you have friends over. please try it....sounds more complicated than it is......it's worth a try.



happy cooking,

karina (australia)

Heather - posted on 02/07/2009

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In my house we like to have

chicken penne alfredo

slow cooker pork chops with mushroom gravy over rice or egg noodles

enchiladas and spanish rice

shrimp scampi on angel hair pasta

barbeque pulled pork sandwiches (made in the crockpot)

lemon pepper oven fried pork chops

chicken and dumplings

bbq chicken pizza, or chicken pesto pizza (i do mine homemade)

crawfish or shrimp etoufee

spaghetti with italian sausage

baked spaghetti

chicken and mole (with rice)

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