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|Friday, February 27th, 2009|
and as an added bonus - they're very red!
|Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008|
|Monday, March 3rd, 2008|
|Sunday, February 24th, 2008|
having my wife's veg*n cousin living with us has gotten us to change our trashy ways a bit, but since tonight she's set with a haul from the public market, we are going to trash it up a bit :-)
1 can spam, cut into smallish cubes
1 velveeta shells & cheese dinner - the one with the packet of cheese goo
frozen peas (not quite as trasy as canned, but i like them better)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 small can of french's fried onions
all your odd bits of cheese, grated (optional)
boill the shells and the spam until the shells are a little past al dente
combine with cheese packet, cream of mushroom soup, and half of a 10 oz bag of peas
put mixture into a buttered casserole dish.
top with cheese, if you have some, and onions.
bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until golden and bubbly
|Wednesday, February 6th, 2008|
|Sunday, January 27th, 2008|
fun with pizza
1 boboli pizza crust
nuke a couple dozen li'l smokies to drive off some of the water they contain.
put bbq sauce on the pizza crust, then cheese, then li'l smokies.
bake according to directions on the boboli package.
the wife is out of town this week (she's in N.O. for mardi gras, the cow), so it's bachelor food time!
|Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008|
2 large baking potatoes or equivalent
3 T olive oil
1 T salt
1/2 t ground black pepper
1 T dried rosemary
1 t garlic powder
dash roasted red pepper flakes
Measurements are approximate. Season to personal taste.
Rinse potatoes. Cube into 1/2-inch chunks. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, rosemary, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Toss to coat evenly. Roast in 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, turning once, until cooked through and toasty brown.
I just whipped this up last night. It's an "original" creation, i.e. I didn't look it up, but I'm sure there's a dozen more recipes out there like this. Current Mood: hungry
|Thursday, January 17th, 2008|
Suggestions for pork?
Oh my gosh. This place is exactly what I needed when I typed in an interest search on cooking.
I'm on a budget, and a rather tight one at that. I also don't know how to cook too well
, so when I got the bright idea that I'd just buy whatever meat was on sale and toss it in the freezer, I realized too late that I had NO idea how to cook it whatsoever.
So here's my predicament:
I've got a bunch of slices of pork shoulder, about half an inch thick, divided up in freezer bags and tossed in the freezer. I have various spices because my roomate collects them, and we have some assorted frozen vegetables (peas, green beans, broccoli, mixed corn/peas/carrots, stir-fry veggies) but nothing fresh at the moment. I don't drive but /might/ be able to get my roomate to take me to the store if it's needed, but I'd like to accomplish this on my own since it's my own predicament. I also have a rice cooker and lots of rice, and we just stocked up on pasta. Possibly a few asian sauces and wine in the kitchen, but I don't use it so you'd have to name it and I'd have to look.
Is there ANYTHING I can make with these items, without having to go out and go grocery shopping? I'll love you forever if you have any suggestions. ;) Current Mood: hopeful
|Monday, December 24th, 2007|
I think this came from some Boy Scout recipe. It's been adapted over the years; originally, I believe there were mashed potatoes involved somehow, but man, that's a load of starch. I raised two kids on this stuff, and it certainly fills the gaps come dinner time.
1 lb ground beef, ground turkey or loose pork sausage
2-3 tbsp dried minced onion
2 tsp garlic powder or equivalent in minced garlic
A little chopped green pepper if you've got it
1 can corn (can use Mexi-corn that has green and red pepper in it already), drained
2-3 soup-can sized cans pork and beans
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Salt, pepper and Louisiana hot sauce to taste
Brown ground beef and drain. Add minced onion and garlic, stir to get the onion mixed well with the remaining beef juices. Add green pepper if you're using it, corn, and pork and beans. Use 2 cans beans for meatier stew, 3 cans for more stew for a bigger group. Season with Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Simmer a little while to let the subtle flavors of canned beans permeate the meaty hamburger goodness. Dish into a bowl and pass the bread basket. Serves at least four, probably more. Current Mood: cheerfulCurrent Music: The dryer--rattle-thump, rattle-thump
for about half of my career as a cook, i've worked the breakfast/lunch shift. this meant that i'd get home near dinner time after cooking for 8 hours to find a hungry family unit looking for food.
cooks, like cops, are never really off the clock...
1 box velveeta shells & cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 big can tuna
1/2 of a 10 oz bag frozen peas
any odd bits of cheese you have laying around, grated
1/2 can of those fried onions
preheat oven to 350 degrees F
boil the shells as directed on the package. open tuna and drain.
when the shells are done, drain and combine them with the packet of cheese sauce, tuna, soup, cheese (if you have any), and peas.
put all this into a lightly buttered oven-safe casserole (or even a cast-iron skillet), top with onions, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until golden brown and bubbly (this gives you time to take a shower and change :-))
serve with salad from a bag and beer.
diced spam can be substituted for tuna.
|Sunday, December 23rd, 2007|
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