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Jodie - posted on 07/27/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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i have 3 kids who aren't very fussy about what they eat!! I am looking for new recipes to try as i'm tired of cooking the same meals week in week out!! I live in the uk and we don't really have the most exciting array of foods so any ideas will be gratefully recieved!!!!!

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Kim - posted on 07/30/2009

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The slow cooker is great for trying out new recipes. One of our favorites is chicken stroganaff.

4 boneless/skinless chicken breast or thighs
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 onion
garlic to taste
salt/pepper to taste
16 oz mushrooms
10 oz sour cream
Add everything to slow cooker except for the sour cream. Cook on low for about 6 to 8 hours,, adding sour cream about the last hour of cooking. Serve over rice or pasta.

April - posted on 07/30/2009

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Individual Meat Loaves

(helps with portion control while eating and also so much easier to store for leftovers!!!)

Ingredients

* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 3 cups chopped yellow onions
* 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leave
* 2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
* 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
* 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
* 1 tablespoon tomato paste
* 2 1/2 lbs 81% lean ground chuck
* 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs (recommended Progresso)
* 2 extra-large eggs, beaten
* 1/2 cup ketchup (recommended Heinz)

Directions


Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Heat the olive oil in a medium sauté pan. Add the onions, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes, until the onions are translucent but not brown. (We cooked ours longer, as we like them caramelized, 10-15 minutes).


Off the heat, add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken broth, and tomato paste. Allow to cool slightly.

In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, onion mixture, bread crumbs, and eggs, and mix lightly with a fork.


DON'T MASH or meatloaf will be dense.


Divide the mixture into 6(10-11 oz)portions.(That is what the recipe calls for but we made them about 4-6 oz).


Then shape each portion into a small loaf on a baking sheet.


Spread about a tablespoon of ketchup on top of each portion.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the internal temperature is 155º-160ºF and the meat loaves are cooked through.

Brandy - posted on 07/29/2009

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I forgot about the pizza subs, all you need is aloaf of french bread or italian or any loaf of unsliced bread. some pizza sauce, peppperoni and mozzerella. Slice the bread in half put on the sauce, throw on the pepperoni and then top with mozzerella and bake. You can add some of your favorite pizza toppings. Its quick delish and easy.

Alex - posted on 07/29/2009

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Easiest, quickest & most popular recipe in my house is sausage & pasta bake:

Grill enough sausages to feed everyone, chop them into bite sized chunks & put in an oven proof tin. Chop up some onions (& other veg if you want, courgettes & peppers work well) and add to the sausages, pour a tin of chopped tomatoes over the veg & sausages & stir well, bake in a medium over for about 30 mins (but don't let the mix dry out) meanwhile cook up some pasta, drain & then add the sausage mix, give it a good stir round & serve with green salad & crusty or garlic bread.

Lorrie - posted on 07/29/2009

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do you bake your own breads? If you do you could make pocket sandwiches that are a complete meal. Or make pasties add a little gravey and bull ya a complete meal

Jodie - posted on 07/29/2009

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sounds lovely would probably make a nice picnic lunch too!!! will have to try it thanks everyone!!

Brandi - posted on 07/28/2009

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My guys like when I fry up some leftover spagetti (no sauce) with diced bacon (I like Turkey bacon but pork is fine too) in olive oil in a oven proof fry pan. Then I beat up some eggs with a splash of milk and pour over the spagetti. Top with cheese and bake until set in the center. I also put all kinds of fresh herbs into the egg mixture, or I fry up finely diced vegis with the bacon. Slice like a pie and serve with salad. Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!

Amanda-christine - posted on 07/28/2009

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why dont u try the baked bean cottage pie i but on the menu page

all ingrediants are simple and easy to get hold of

Stephanie - posted on 07/28/2009

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In reference to the refried beans, you can use pinto beans or even black beans if you have them. Like Brandy said, smash them up. Refried and pintos are basically the same thing anyway. I have used both as substitues and they work out great.

Brandy - posted on 07/28/2009

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Some kids don't like beans anyway, you can either just add another layer of hamburger or get a can of beans and smash them up if they do like beans. Rice is a good substatute as well.

Jodie - posted on 07/28/2009

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thanks guys i'll try those although i'm not sure i can get refried beans!?? could i use something else?

Brandy - posted on 07/28/2009

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My kids love somthing Imake, I don't know the real name I just call it taco bake. I crunch up nacho cheese chips into crumbs, put a layer of refried beans over it, a layer of taco meat over that then another layer of crushed nachos one more layer of taco meat, top that with shredded cheese, bake it then let them add toppings like sourcream guacamole, lettuce, the basic taco toppings theylove it.

Stephanie - posted on 07/27/2009

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One of our favs is a Busy Day Casserole. 5 - 6 medium potatoes, peeled, sliced, lightly fried, 1 can whole kernel corn, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained, 1 pack of shredded cheddar.



After frying potatoes, put in bottom of casserole. Mix corn, soup (undiluted) & beef together in separate bowl and warm in microwave for 5 minutes. Pour over potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and put back in oven till cheese melts. Serve with garlic bread.



We all like different seasonings so we spice it up after it is done. Hope this will help.

Stephanie - posted on 07/27/2009

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One of our favs is a Busy Day Casserole. 5 - 6 medium potatoes, peeled, sliced, lightly fried, 1 can whole kernel corn, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained, 1 pack of shredded cheddar.



After frying potatoes, put in bottom of casserole. Mix corn, soup (undiluted) & beef together in separate bowl and warm in microwave for 5 minutes. Pour over potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and put back in oven till cheese melts. Serve with garlic bread.



We all like different seasonings so we spice it up after it is done. Hope this will help.

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