Tuesday, February 06, 2007

What's for dinner?

Meals have been pretty boring around here lately. Cooking the same things week after week. I'm ready to try some new things and I KNOW my husband and kids will appreciate it too. So I'm asking you to leave me one of your favorite recipes. Something that you guys might eat every week. Let's hear it. I'll leave you some things I make that are pretty quick and easy. Don't hesitate to leave a dessert if you please.

Beef Strokin' off :0)

-1 can of cream of mushroom soup
-1 pkg of cream cheese
-1 small can of mushrooms
-1 lb of lean ground beef
- egg noodles

Brown ground beef.Salt & pepper.Drain.
-While beef is browning, combine soup, cream cheese and mushrooms in medium sauce pan. Melt together. Pour sauce into browned beef. Mix together. Serve beef mixture over egg noodles (cooked of course ;o)) Not healthy but pretty darn tootin'.

Polynesian Chicken (Got this from Bitchen Kitchen awhile back)

- 8 boneless chicken breasts
- 1 envelope of onion soup mix
- 12 oz Russian dressing
- 18 oz of pineapple / apricot preserves

- preheat oven to 300 degrees
- put chicken in 9x13 pan
- blend all ingredients
- pour over chicken
- bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours

* I like to serve this with one of the Lipton Asian sides and peas.


Boston Cream Dessert

- 1 pkg vanilla instant pudding (make pudding)
- 1 8oz tub of cool whip
- 1 container of chocolate frosting
- graham crackers

Make pudding. Combine pudding and cool whip (wisk together). Line 9x13 pan with graham crackers. You can break them to make them fit. Pour mixture on top of graham crackers. Layer graham crackers on top of pudding. Warm frosting in microwave for about 20 secs. Spread evenly over graham crackers. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours. Enjoy. I know when I make this I can stop eating it until I feel as if I'm going to vomit. But then again you might have more self control than me.


Anonymous sarahgrace said...

Okay...this is my favorite one recently (you know, with the changing pregger tastes and so on.) This is from "Simply Quick and Easy" (cookbook) by Richard Ash...

Speedy Peanut Pan-fry

2 cups zucchini
1 1/4 cups baby corn
3 1/2 cups white mushrooms
3 cups thread egg noodles
2 Tbs. corn oil
1 Tbs. sesame oil
8 boneless chicken thighs, or 4 breasts, sliced thinly
1 1/2 cups beansprouts
4 Tbs. smooth peanut butter
2 Tbs. soy sauce
2 Tbs. lime or lemon juice
1/2 cup roasted peanuts

Thinly slice zucchini, baby corn, and white mushrooms.

Cook egg noodles according to directions. Meanwhile, heat corn and sesame oil in LARGE skillet or wok and saute chicken over fairly high heat for 1 minute.
Add sliced zucchini, baby corn and white mushrooms, and stir-fry 5 minutes.
Add beansprouts, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime or lemon juice, and pepper, cook for 2 more minutes.
Drain noodles, and serve- garnish with roasted peanuts.

(This is super quick if you get all your veggies and stuff cut up before you start cooking...etc.)

: )

9:34 AM  
Anonymous OddMix said...

You mean you're supposed to COOK those noodles?!?!? Dang. I thought they were awfully crunchy.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Well we have been eating this as a meal and it is super fast and easy. Get as much roast beef as you want from the Deli and get the sauce to cook it in and have hot beef sandwiches. We buy the French Rolls to put it on and then for sides, chips and dip and fresh fruit.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Drama Div@ said...

im not really handy when it comes to kitchen.. cooking is really not my forte... i cook, 5 times (a year).. im bad, i know.. but what to do.. that's me...

6:01 PM  
Anonymous holli said...

I think Tom would be happy if I cooked something that was somewhere in between stressful or "cheesy eggs"

I will steal. Maybe I will share Holli's famous spaghetti!!

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

I like your porno pasta title. Beef strokin' off.


6:23 AM  
Blogger BlondeMom said...

I'm late to the strokinoff party but here's a good soup recipe for the winter!

Really yummy in the fall and winter! :)

Santa Fe Soup
2 pounds ground chuck
1 medium onion chopped (brown together and drain)
2 cups water
2 packages taco seasoning
2 packages ranch dressing mix (sometimes I only add one package each to "tone" it down)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
2 cans whole kernel corn

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Elena said...

have you tried www.allrecipes.com? i have had really good luck on there lately, finding easy indian and chinese recipes. usually those meals are intimidating, but they have been really easy.

the recipe i have been making every week and loving is from betty crocker...i think its called asian beef and vegetable stir fry.

2:25 PM  

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