NEW AND DIFF. THINGS TO COOK.. WHAT DO YOU COOK AT HOME..??

CRYSTAL - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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HI EVERYONE..
I AM LIKE A LOT OF YOU MOMS .. NOT ENOUGH TIME TO DO IT ALL..
I HAVE 3 LITTLE GIRLS AND DO FOSTER CARE AND ALL SO DAY CARE...
SO I DONT HAVE MUCH TIME TO COOK DINNER..
JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU MAKE FOR DINNER..???

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Tara - posted on 01/22/2010

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Here's a super easy recipe that everyone loves:
Mexican Mac and Cheese

1 box of Mac and Cheese
1 taco seasoning mix
1 pound of ground beef
1 can of crushed tomatoes
1 cup of water
1-2 cups of cheddar cheese

Brown the ground beef in a large skillet or sauce pan.
Add the taco seasoning mix well.
Add the cheese packet from the mac and cheese and mix well.
Add the crushed tomatoes, water and macaroni from the mac and cheese.
Mix well.
Bring it all to a boil, then cover and turn it down to simmer.
Let simmer for 15 minutes if you use the name brand mac and cheese, if using store brand simmer for 18 minutes.
Add cheese, cover and melt the cheese.
Once cheese is melted serve and enjoy.

Hope - posted on 01/24/2010

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One time a week we like to spin the globe, and ware are finger lands we will cook a meal from that country. We plan a week ahead so we can make sure to get every thing we need. As my little one gets older we will add eating traditions as well if they eat with their hands and sit on the floor in that country that’s how we will eat. It keeps it interesting and fun. It makes her always try new food as well.

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Kaye - posted on 01/25/2010

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Rotissere chickens are great. You can buy them at most grocery stores, super wal-arts or whereever. You can add a salad and a potatoe and dinner is done. Or, you can pull the meat off the chicken and have it on-hand for other recipes like Chicken tortilla soup, chicken and vegetable soup or different casseroles, like the classic Rice, Chicken, Broccolli and Cheese casserole. You can also use it to make chicken tacos, enchiladas or quesidillas very quickly. Rotissere chickens are so versatile! good luck.

Karina - posted on 01/24/2010

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hello.....we do alot of different things for dinner, i love cooking but my husband is a plain eater and i try to get him to taste different things.

steak with mashed potato and green salad.

chicken caesar salad.

spaghetti bolognaise.

baked pork chops and salad.

san choy bau.

tacos.

beef stroganoff.

chicken and vegie stirfry.

corned beef with vegetables and white sauce.



happy cooking, karina.....australia.

Victoria - posted on 01/22/2010

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Goulash

cooked elbow noodles
2 cans of pork and beans
can of drained tomatoes
tomato juice (i use caned tomatoes in a blender)
little bit of brown sugar

reheat and serve!

Victoria - posted on 01/22/2010

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Parmesan Chicken


cook as many chicken breast as you need plus extras for left overs!!!
in a casserole dish in the oven at 350 for 30 -60 min depending on if
they are thawed in a 1/2 in of water or lemon juice or orange juice! COVERED
(juices add extra flavor!!!)


may add you favorite season to it if you like (but wont need them)


once cooked all the way threw
pull out and top with marina sauces ( i use my spaghetti sauce and put it in the blender
and make it all one consistency and then thicken)
top with Parmesan cheese!

put back in over and let the cheese melt

serve!

Victoria - posted on 01/22/2010

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spaghetti sauce

during the summer when my garden is going crazy i use all fresh
other wise

8 cans of diced tomatoes

put 3 cans in the blender and turn them in to juice

put the juice and the rest of the tomatoes in a crock pot

sometimes i ground up hamburger and put it in also

1-2 garlic cloves finely chopped

1 teaspoon of basil(either fresh or dried)

1/2-1 onion shopped finely

i let it cook all day in the crock pot

and season to taste with
oregano (a little goes a long way)
sage
cilantro
chives
thyme
salt
pepper
i usually just do a dash or two of these and usually don't use salt and pepper


also you can find diced tomatoes with the seasonings already in them, but i never do
unless they are cheaper, then you don't need all the seasonings.

thicken with corn starch or flour if you like it thicker!

Victoria - posted on 01/22/2010

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i always take one day out of my week or weekend when all i do is cook. i make big batches of food so that we can eat something different every night of the week and still have left overs for those night that you don't have time to cook and you just have too many things to do. and i always try at least one new recipe a wee (because you never know when you favorite meal is going to change).



i do my shopping and planing of meals my what is on sale, and what coupons i clip.



here are a few of our favorite meals



taco casserole



cook a bag of tater tots or some hash browns



while that is going



brown hamburger meat with a little bit of taco seasoning



when hamburger meat is cooked mix it in with a couple of cans of re fried beans heat on

stove or in microwave.



when tater tots are done pull them out and put in casserole dish

pour beans and meat one top and spread evenly



top with cheese



put back in oven to melt cheese



once that is done

pull it out and serve





each person then has the choice of what toppings they want



shredded lettuce

tomatoes cut

onions cut

avocado cut---- sometime i even make guacamole

salsa

sour cream

what ever else you like on a taco!





sometimes if i have left over roast i will use it instead of hamburger and sometimes i use dry beans if i have had time to cook in advance.

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