Need a new food dish help!!

Regina - posted on 12/24/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Really tired of chicken, hamburger, and pork chops. I really need sommething new that easy and quick any ideas my kids are not into cassoroles

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Gidgit - posted on 01/04/2010

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Quoting amanda:

oh now i am confused. this is probably due to the fact that i live in australia...Ha Ha Ha. I dont understand your post Sorry :..( we dont have canned biscuits and are not sure what they are. Pigs in blankets sound like sausage rolls to me. We have a variation to it where we use frankfurts or hot dogs or little franks (boys) and wrap them in shortcrust pastry and bake. Am i on the right track?



That's it Amanda! I have a very close friend in Adelaide and she makes these sausage rolls. We just use the frankfurters/hot dogs and either a canned pastry like a cresant or a tin of biscuts. Our canned or tin of buscuts are a raw biscut dough in a "quick peel can" we find them in the cold section of the grocery.

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Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/10/2010

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Fruited Turkey Salad

1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked turkey or chicken
1 can (8 1/4 oz) green grapes, drained or 1 cup of fresh seedless green grapes
1 can (5 oz) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained
1/2 cup maynnaise or salad dressing
1/2 tsp. salt or 1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp curry powder

Combine turkey, grapes, water chestnuts and orange segments. Mix remaining ingredients, toss with turkey mixture.

4 servings/ abotu 16 grams protien per serving.

Variation:
Fruited Turkey Macaroni Salad: Cokk 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni (6 oz) as directed on package; rinse in cold water and drain, mix with remaining ingredients.

About 20 grams protein per serving.

Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/10/2010

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Egg Foo Yung

1 tbls salad oil
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup cleaned cooked shrimp, chopped
1 cup bean sprouts, well drained
1 can (5 oz.) water chestnuts, sliced
5 eggs
1 tbls salad oil
Hot Soy Sauce (below)

heat 1 tbls salad oil in skillet. Add green pepper and oinion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in shrip, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and soy sauce; heat through. Remove from heat.

Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored, about 5 minutes. Stir vegetable mixture into eggs. Heat 1 tbls salad oil in skillet. Pour mixture from cup into skillet, forming patties about 5 inches in diameter.

Cook until brown; turn and brown other side. Serve with hot Soy Sauce.

4 servings/ about 17 grams protien per serving.

HOT SOY SAUCE

Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/4 cup cold water, 2 cups bouillon and 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. oil and stir 1 minute.

Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/10/2010

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Olive Garden Eggplant Parmigiana

2 Eggplants; peel; slice 1/4" circles

Flour

milk

Oil

Seasoned Salt

1 lb. jar meat-flavored Prego (meat spagetti sauce)

1/4 cup grape jelly

14 oz can sliced-style stewed tomatoes

1/2 lb shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese



Moisten eggplant with milk and coat lightly in flour. Quickly brown slices in hot oil, dusting each side generously with seasoned salt. When fork tender and golden brown transfer to a 9x13x2" pan. Cover loosley with foil and bake at 375' about 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.



SAUCE: Combine sauce (meat sauce), jelly and tomatoes that have been broken up with a fork. Heat on medium until hot, but do not boil.



Spread mozzarella cheese over eggplant, then add sauce. Top with parmesan cheese and return to oven for 5 - 10 minutes to melt mozzarella. Serve immediately.



From Insider's Recipes Cookbook.

Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 01/10/2010

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ok now please tell me about catalina dressing ie) what it may taste like is is mayonnaise or what ha ha us aussies need help with lots of things.

Catalina dressing, is almost like French Dressing. It's more a tomato and oil base rather than a mayo base.

Amanda - posted on 01/10/2010

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Quoting Gidgit :

Taco Salad

1 can red kidney beans *drained and rinsed*
1 can white or light kidney beans *drained and rinsed*
1 bottle catalina dressing
1 bottle french dressing
2 bags mixed greens
4 green onions chopped
3 roma tomatoes or 1 large tomatoe
1 bag shredded cheese
1 bag fritos corn chips

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well and serve. Serves 6-8 people.
You can use one bag of mixed greens or salad mix and use half of the dressing to cut the recipie. I never cut any of the other ingredients because my family like the flavor.



ok now   please   tell me about catalina dressing  ie) what it may taste like is is mayonnaise or what   ha ha us aussies need help with lots of things.

Diane - posted on 01/06/2010

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How about ham? Around here you can buy a nice ham, the kind with the bone in it, for right around $8. We have it on Sunday with the usual mashed potatoes, etc, and then you can save the bone for soups, and have the leftovers with a breakfast supper (my kids favorite!) or with homemade mac and cheese.

Mac and Cheese

3 cups milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
6 tablespoons butter or margerine
16 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
6 ounces velvetta cheese
1 pound box of noodles (elbow or the twist kind work well)

stir milk and cornstarch over med heat until slightly thickened, add butter and cheeses stir just til melted together. Pour over cooked noodles ( I like to only cook the noodles about half way because when you bake it later they will finish cooking and then won't be mushy) in a cassorole pan and bake at 350 until golden brown on top, about an hour.
You can add bacon or brocolli or diced ham right to this dish and it is yummy.

Gidgit - posted on 01/04/2010

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Taco Salad



1 can red kidney beans *drained and rinsed*

1 can white or light kidney beans *drained and rinsed*

1 bottle catalina dressing

1 bottle french dressing

2 bags mixed greens

4 green onions chopped

3 roma tomatoes or 1 large tomatoe

1 bag shredded cheese

1 bag fritos corn chips



Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well and serve. Serves 6-8 people.

You can use one bag of mixed greens or salad mix and use half of the dressing to cut the recipie. I never cut any of the other ingredients because my family like the flavor.

Nancy - posted on 12/28/2009

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we make stromboli several different ways to please anyone.
1 loaf of frozen bread dough, allow to rise
when bread has risen roll it out thin like pizza crust on a floured surface]
fill with your favorite ingredients for picky kids, pizza sauce and cheese or ham and cheese for adults ground beef or pork or shredded roast whatever you have add cheese onions jalapeno's cheese tomatoes black olives the fillings are enless.
roll up like a giant burrito. All meats must be pre-cooked.
place on a cookie sheet. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 350 F until golden brown.

Pamela - posted on 12/27/2009

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Here is another favorite for my family:

Hamburger Roll ups



1 lb of lean hamburger

1 packet of Goya Sazon seasoning ( or salt and pepper to taste)

2 cans of ready to bake croissants

American cheese

tomato sauce



Cook the hamburger w/ the seasoning, drain and cool

take one spoonful of hamburger and 1/2 slice of cheese and wrap in a croissant

repeat until all hamburger is used

bake in oven as directed for the croissants

heat tomato sauce and use for dipping the hamburger roll ups

Pamela - posted on 12/27/2009

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This is my version of Hamburger Helper. It is lowfat and is QUICK!.

1 lb of lean hamburger

1 packet of Goya Sazon seasoning mix (or 1 packet of mild taco seasoning)

1/2 box of whole wheat Penne Pasta

1 small jar of mild salsa

Salt and Pepper to taste



Cook the hamburger with the Sazon seasoning, drain the juice.

Cook the whole wheat pasta and drain

add the hamburger and the salsa to the pasta

TADAHH!! Dinner is done!

Amanda - posted on 12/27/2009

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ok how about this grated potatos with an egg or two mixed together, leave the potato starch in it dont squeeze out the juice before adding the egg, mix it together really well. You can finely grate or you can course grate it drop tablespoon fulls onto a greased hot frying pan and cook on a medium to hot heat till brown flip over and do the same. Now if you children like corn a tin of creamed sweet corn (i think you just call it corn) before adding the eggs. they're a great quick meal just not high in vitamins. In australia we cook them on the Barbeque (BBQ) when cooking the chops and sausages
the other thing we do for the kids is zucchini patties, i'm not sure if you call it zucchini but the other name for them is courgette. Equal portions of carrot and zucchini (weight or size) grated and juice squeezed out mixed together with an egg or two and fry the same way though these will take less time due to the consistency being lighter than a potato. HAPPY EATING. Oh yeah a lot of people in southern australia cook bangers and mash which is fried sausages and mashed potato. My girlfriend used to mash all the vegetables into the the mashed potato so it masked any flavour the kids winged about. (i never did this) my son wants to tell you we eat "dogs eye & dead horse" which is pie and sauce, us aussies like to do rhyming slang. hope you got a laugh and some ideas.

Naomi - posted on 12/27/2009

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How about a curry? Great to use up left over meat or poultry.

Leftover turkey diced,
An onion chopped
3 red peppers chopped
3 or 4 garlic cloves
1 jar of passata
3/4 pint of chicken stock made from stock cubes
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp tumeric
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp coriander

Stir fry the onions, garlic and peppers for about 5 to 10 minutes in a few sprays of low carlorie spray then add the spices. Add the turkey and passata and the stock. Stir well and leave to simmer for at least 20 minutes. Season to taste and serve with boiled rice. Enjoy a fantastic weight loss curry from Slimming World.

Amanda - posted on 12/27/2009

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oh now i am confused. this is probably due to the fact that i live in australia...Ha Ha Ha. I dont understand your post Sorry :..( we dont have canned biscuits and are not sure what they are. Pigs in blankets sound like sausage rolls to me. We have a variation to it where we use frankfurts or hot dogs or little franks (boys) and wrap them in shortcrust pastry and bake. Am i on the right track?

Amy - posted on 12/27/2009

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Amanda, pigs in a blanket are fun to make, and fun to eat for children. there are diff versions. generally hotdogs(pigs) I use all beef , wrapped in a canned biscuit or crescent roll. You can also use little smokies, very good. Cut your hot dogs into thirds, let your kids use a butter knife on a board. press out the biscuits with the palm of your hand and wrap or roll, same with the crescent starting with the narrow end. Serve with pretzels and carrot sticks, kids love finger food. You could also do this for breakfast with sausage links, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon sugar on biscuits. serve with syrup to dip.

Danielle - posted on 12/27/2009

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Something that helps speed up cooking time is the Pampered Chefs Deep Covered Baker. You can do one dish recipes in it and you can use it in the microwave and the oven. I know I sound crazy when I talk and tell people about it, but here is a link to check it out
https://www.pamperedchef.com/ordering/pr...

and then here is an awesome recipe I have made in it.

The Pampered Chef ®
Mexican Chicken “Lasagna”
Recipe

1/4 cup (50 mL) lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves
1 pkg (8 oz/250 g) cream cheese
2 cups (500 mL) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided (8 oz/250 g)
1 medium onion (about 2/3 cup/150 mL chopped)
1 can (28 oz/825 mL) enchilada sauce (see Cook’s Tip)
12 (6-in.) corn tortillas
3 cups (750 mL) diced or shredded cooked chicken
Additional chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

1. Chop cilantro with Chef's Knife. Place cream cheese in Classic Batter Bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30-45 seconds or until very soft. Add cilantro and 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) of the Monterey Jack cheese; mix well. Chop onion using Food Chopper; set aside. Spread 2/3 cup (150 mL) of the enchilada sauce over bottom of Deep Covered Baker. Pour remaining enchilada sauce into Stainless (4-qt./4-L) Mixing Bowl; set aside.


2. To assemble lasagna, using Sauté Tongs, dip four of the tortillas into enchilada sauce in mixing bowl and arrange over sauce in baker, overlapping as necessary. Scoop half of the cream cheese mixture over tortillas using Small Scoop; spread using Small Spreader. Top with 1 cup (250 mL) of the chicken and one-third of the onion. Repeat layers one time. Dip remaining tortillas into sauce and arrange over second layer. Top with remaining chicken and onion. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over lasagna and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) Monterey Jack cheese.


3. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 12-15 minutes or until center is hot. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with additional chopped cilantro. Cut into squares using Utility Knife; serve using Mini-Serving Spatula.


Yield: 8 servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 400, Total Fat 23 g, Saturated Fat 12 g, Cholesterol 105 mg, Carbohydrate 24 g, Protein 26 g, Sodium 680 mg, Fiber 2 g

Cook's Tip: If desired, 1 bottle (22 oz/650 mL) medium salsa combined with 1/2 cup (125 mL) water can be substituted for the enchilada sauce.

Shopping List
1 small bunch fresh cilantro leaves
1 pkg (8 oz/250 g) cream cheese
2 cups (500 mL) shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz/250 g)
1 medium onion
1 can (28 oz/825 mL) enchilada sauce (see Cook's Tip)
12 (6-in.) corn tortillas
3 cups (750 mL) diced or shredded cooked chicken
Additional chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Cook's Tip: If desired, 1 bottle (22 oz/650 mL) medium salsa combined with 1/2 cup (125 mL) water can be substituted for the enchilada sauce.

Kara - posted on 12/26/2009

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try cheddar potaetoe soup

* 2 teaspoons olive oil
* 1 cup diced onion
* 1 cup diced celery
* 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
* 2 cups mashed potatoes
* 8 ounces shredded Cheddar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
* 1 teaspoon dry mustard
* Hot sauce, optional

Directions

Add oil to a large pot set over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they start to soften. Add stock and mashed potatoes and bring to a simmer.

Using a hand blender or regular blender, puree soup until smooth (when using a regular blender, work in batches to prevent messy cleanups!). Add Cheddar, salt, white pepper, dry mustard and hot sauce. Stir to combine and allow the cheese to melt.

Amy - posted on 12/25/2009

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Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Kids love spaghetti! Pigs in a blanket, very easy. Roast and carrots.

Rebecca - posted on 12/25/2009

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How about Black Bean Soup!!! My kiddos love it because we serve it with Tortilla chips,shredded cheese, green onions,sour cream really what ever you want. Its totally easy and you can add meat or not!

Black Bean Soup

3 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/2 chopped onion

1/2 chopped green bell pepper

1 clove garlic finely chopped

1 cup water

3 Tbsp olive oil

2 15 oz cans black beans

2 15 oz cans mexican style stewed tomatoes

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 stp pepper

1/4 cup sour cream

1.Heat olive oil in a med. skillet. Add onion,peppers,celery and garlic. Saute until veggies are tender.

2.Drain and rinse beans. Combine sauteed veggies,beans,water and undrained tomatoes in a large saucepan.stir in spices.

3.Cook stirring occasionally, over medium heat for 15 min. Spoon 1/2 bean mixture into a blender. Process until pureed.Return to saucepan.

4.Cook soup stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes.

serve with your choice of condiments!!!!

Enjoy : )

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