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   This week's Fark Food Thread: What are your standby one-pot or busy weeknight dinner recipes? How many recipes are in your weekly rotation?

08 Nov 2012 05:00 PM   |   3093 clicks   |   Some Busy Girl
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MsBagel     
Spa-Peggy and Meatballs

08 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
LlamaGirl    [TotalFark]  
Sauerkraut out of a jar.

08 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
PFRboy     
Grilled meat (chicken, pork, beef), veggies (squash, broccoli, peas, corn), starch (potato, rice, bread). Occasionally, I'll make pasta and salad, or a pizza.

08 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
CommieTaoist    [TotalFark]  
My usual weekly menu:
Sunday: steak and potato
Monday: Wendy's
Tuesday: McDonald's
Wednesday: Chinese
Thursday: Burrito-place
Friday: Taco Bell
Saturday: ham and potatoes or chili dogs

08 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
Lucky LaRue    [TotalFark]  
Navy or pinto beans and a pan of corn bread.

08 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
moogrum     

PFRboy: Grilled meat (chicken, pork, beef), veggies (squash, broccoli, peas, corn), starch (potato, rice, bread). Occasionally, I'll make pasta and salad, or a pizza.


Pretty much this. It is getting into stew and soup season, so I'll be working those in soon, as well.

08 Nov 2012 02:30 PM
PFRboy     

CommieTaoist: My usual weekly menu:
Sunday: steak and potato
Monday: Wendy's
Tuesday: McDonald's
Wednesday: Chinese
Thursday: Burrito-place
Friday: Taco Bell
Saturday: ham and potatoes or chili dogs


Can I move in with you?

08 Nov 2012 02:31 PM
gremlin1    [TotalFark]  
breakfast for dinner
eggs
bacon
hashbrowns
bush's baked beans

or
Smith's hotdogs
bush's baked beans

08 Nov 2012 02:32 PM
thejoyofpi     
Not one pot, more like one pan:

Rub some skin-on chicken (preferably dark meat - leg and thigh quarters - I prefer that to whole chicken) with salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, olive oil, and lemon juice. Place on a bed of onions and garlic cloves in a baking pan. Put cubed potatoes, rubbed in the same seasoning and oil mixture, around the edge of the pan. Bake until skin and potatoes are crispy and brown, and cooked all the way through. Baking time is about an hour, but you're going to need to play around with timing and temperature, because it really varies based on your oven. I find it works best to start with a lower heat, then boost the heat for the last 10-20 minutes. That way you get a chicken that's nice and moist inside and crispy outside.

08 Nov 2012 02:33 PM
KingKauff    [TotalFark]  
Pot roast, potatoes, carrots and onion thrown in a pressure cooker with a couple cups of water.

08 Nov 2012 02:33 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
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A potato wrapped in a soft taco? AWESOME, MAN!

08 Nov 2012 02:34 PM
MsBagel     
I invented/discovered this a couple weeks ago by using whatever I had lying around:
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Sautee a pound or so of chicken in olive oil with one diced onion and some minced garlic. Add a can of low-fat cream of chicken soup, a pound of frozen spinach (thawed and drained), a can of RoTel diced tomatoes and green chiles (drained), and a can of black beans (drained).

Line a baking dish with pie crust. Dump in one can enchilada sauce and chicken mixture. Top with shredded sharp cheddar. Bake. Devour.

If I had it to do over, I'd also include corn in the mixture and jack cheese on top.

08 Nov 2012 02:34 PM
thejoyofpi     
Oh don't peel the potatoes. lots of potassium and fiber in that peel

08 Nov 2012 02:34 PM
NickelP    [TotalFark]  
We will make chicken & some sort of noodle/rice pack a lot. Takes like 15 minutes and you have a pretty good dinner along with a frozen veggie. I also like to make big portions of stuff on the weekends (chili, soup, sour krout, chicken nuggets etc) and freeze them. Then I can reheat them and have a decent home cooked meal pretty quickly.

08 Nov 2012 02:36 PM
Eutamias21    [TotalFark]  
Protein (roast chicken, grilled steak, broiled fish) with veggies (roast potatoes and tomatoes, roast root veggies, steamed/sauteed greens/broccoli/beans) and some sort of grain (farro, brown rice, pilaf, quinoa, wheat berries)
Pasta with veggies (kale carbonara, chicken and broccoli, puttanesca) and a salad
Boboli pizza and a salad
Chili and cornbread
Minestrone soup

08 Nov 2012 02:36 PM
thejoyofpi     
I also like pairing the roast chicken with pesto and linguini and parmesan

08 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
NickelP    [TotalFark]  
Also subby if you plan it right you can do decent meals fast. You can make steak, potatoes and corn on the cob in about 15 minutes pretty easily.

08 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
iamrex    [TotalFark]  

MsBagel: If I had it to do over, I'd also include corn in the mixture and jack cheese on top.


F*ck yeah, that looks awesome.

08 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
Shostie    [TotalFark]  
There's a couple recipes in one of the diabetic cookbooks we have that get used pretty frequently. One is a stir fry, the other is "Italian chicken."

They're tasty, easy and they keep well enough so I can make it ahead of time for when I have class and my wife and kid need to eat.

08 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat    [TotalFark]  
Spaghetti (any pasta really), garlic, basil, butter, tomato & cheese.

Bachelor chow.

08 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
Eutamias21    [TotalFark]  
Tonight I'm going to try the Hungry Girl's "pasta alfredo": microwave a frozen Green Giant package of broccoli in cheese sauce and dump it over cooked whole wheat pasta.

08 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
MsBagel     

iamrex: MsBagel: If I had it to do over, I'd also include corn in the mixture and jack cheese on top.

F*ck yeah, that looks awesome.


Due to it was pie crust on bottom and cheese on top, I knew it would be awesome. But it far exceeded my expectations, even. It really was amazing.

08 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
moogrum     
Last week when I was drunk I bought 6 bags of alphabet pasta on eBay. Tonight I'm making alphabet soup.

08 Nov 2012 02:41 PM
MsBagel     

Eutamias21: Tonight I'm going to try the Hungry Girl's "pasta alfredo": microwave a frozen Green Giant package of broccoli in cheese sauce and dump it over cooked whole wheat pasta.


That sounds just... just awful.

08 Nov 2012 02:42 PM
Purelilac    [TotalFark]  
Baked chicken breast and a baked sweet potato
Pork roast with Brussels and carrots
Sliced cauliflower roasted with garlic and curry powder
Char siu pork stir-fried with shredded cabbage and mushrooms
Enchiladas or tacos made with leftover chicken or pork

I avoid carbs for the most part, except in vodka form. I eat mostly meat and veggies, and avoid most processed food, except vodka.

Vodka.

08 Nov 2012 02:43 PM
Eutamias21    [TotalFark]  

MsBagel: Eutamias21: Tonight I'm going to try the Hungry Girl's "pasta alfredo": microwave a frozen Green Giant package of broccoli in cheese sauce and dump it over cooked whole wheat pasta.

That sounds just... just awful.


I'm strangely excited about it. I doubt it will top eating a whole box of Annie's mac and cheese with peas tossed in but it'll be about a fourth the calories.

08 Nov 2012 02:43 PM
MsBagel     
I also invented this. Moussaka meets shepherd's pie. It's a nice dense cold-weather comfort food.
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It's layered in a baking dish: Ground sirloin and onions (seasoned with cinnamon, garlic, and cloves) with crushed tomatoes, raisins, and chopped spinach; a layer of eggplant (sliced 1/2-inch thick, brushed with olive oil, salted and peppered and broiled 5 min per side first); and a layer of mashed potatoes. Baked until the tops of the mashytaters started browning.

08 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
serial_crusher    [TotalFark]  
I make big meals and eat them for most of the week. Usually if I make more than I can eat in a week, I take the excess and stick it in individual size tupperwares in the freezer. Take those to work for lunch or just eat them on days I don't feel like making anything. So, I have a large variety of good foods at the ready pretty much all the time.

08 Nov 2012 02:48 PM
Shostie    [TotalFark]  

Eutamias21: Tonight I'm going to try the Hungry Girl's "pasta alfredo": microwave a frozen Green Giant package of broccoli in cheese sauce and dump it over cooked whole wheat pasta.


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This is horrible, this thing.

08 Nov 2012 02:48 PM
Eutamias21    [TotalFark]  
An entire box of broccoli in cheese sauce is 150 calories. WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?

08 Nov 2012 02:48 PM
MsBagel     

Eutamias21: MsBagel: Eutamias21: Tonight I'm going to try the Hungry Girl's "pasta alfredo": microwave a frozen Green Giant package of broccoli in cheese sauce and dump it over cooked whole wheat pasta.

That sounds just... just awful.

I'm strangely excited about it. I doubt it will top eating a whole box of Annie's mac and cheese with peas tossed in but it'll be about a fourth the calories.


I swear, I really do "get" how much better for you the whole wheat stuff is, but damn if I don't like my starches and carbs bleached as all f*ck.
So do you like the hungry girl cookbook? I have a friend who swears by it.

08 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
atlfarkette    [TotalFark]  

Eutamias21: An entire box of broccoli in cheese sauce is 150 calories. WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?


I think it's that the "cheese sauce" doesn't actually contain any real cheese but I could be wrong.

08 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
Mirrorz    [TotalFark]  
Spanish Chicken and Rice when we are super lazy.

08 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
Eutamias21    [TotalFark]  

MsBagel: I swear, I really do "get" how much better for you the whole wheat stuff is, but damn if I don't like my starches and carbs bleached as all f*ck.
So do you like the hungry girl cookbook? I have a friend who swears by it.


I don't have the cookbook. I just saw her do this on her show. I think most of what she makes looks really gross but this one stood out to me.

I really like whole wheat pasta in some applications. You really, really can't overcook it, though. And you have to salt the f*ck out of it, but I do that to everything.

08 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
MsBagel     

atlfarkette: Eutamias21: An entire box of broccoli in cheese sauce is 150 calories. WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?

I think it's that the "cheese sauce" doesn't actually contain any real cheese but I could be wrong.


Correctimundo.

08 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
NickelP    [TotalFark]  

MsBagel: I also invented this. Moussaka meets shepherd's pie. It's a nice dense cold-weather comfort food.
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It's layered in a baking dish: Ground sirloin and onions (seasoned with cinnamon, garlic, and cloves) with crushed tomatoes, raisins, and chopped spinach; a layer of eggplant (sliced 1/2-inch thick, brushed with olive oil, salted and peppered and broiled 5 min per side first); and a layer of mashed potatoes. Baked until the tops of the mashytaters started browning.


I want to be your friend lol. I love those casserole type dishes just don't make them enough.

08 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
Eutamias21    [TotalFark]  

atlfarkette: Eutamias21: An entire box of broccoli in cheese sauce is 150 calories. WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?

I think it's that the "cheese sauce" doesn't actually contain any real cheese but I could be wrong.


Mmm. Fake cheese.

08 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
minoridiot     
Cold hotdogs, eaten over the sink.

08 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
MsBagel     

Eutamias21: MsBagel: I swear, I really do "get" how much better for you the whole wheat stuff is, but damn if I don't like my starches and carbs bleached as all f*ck.
So do you like the hungry girl cookbook? I have a friend who swears by it.

I don't have the cookbook. I just saw her do this on her show.


Shows what I know! I didn't even know there was a show.
Goddamnit why am I not famous for some sh*t like that yet.

08 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
thejoyofpi     

Eutamias21: Tonight I'm going to try the Hungry Girl's "pasta alfredo": microwave a frozen Green Giant package of broccoli in cheese sauce and dump it over cooked whole wheat pasta.


I kinda hate creamy sauces (except real mac 'n cheese) so that sounds kind of terrible. I love broccoli and I love pasta but the best sauce for me to marry those two ingredients is some kind of garlic and oil dealio

08 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
Sensei     
Porcupine meatballs
sloppy joes
mac & cheese with tuna and green peas
stir-fry
tacos
shepherds pie
chili & cornbread
pasta salad
broiled salmon with rice pilaf
chicken fajitas


I've got a million of them -- I've been a mom for nearly 30 years. we rarely eat the same thing in a month -- maybe pizza twice.

08 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
Eutamias21    [TotalFark]  
Oh god, you're supposed to melt Laughing Cow cheese wedges into it too? I'm ... not down with that.

08 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
NickelP    [TotalFark]  
Does anyone know how the hell to keep a cheese sauce from breaking when frozen/cooled down too much?

08 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
GrahamManning    [TotalFark]  
Chicken and veggie stir fry, done up on my hot plate in my batchelor pad

/livin the dream, man

08 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
BusketsMcBride     

MsBagel: Spa-Peggy and Meatballs


I love that show.

08 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
Eutamias21    [TotalFark]  

Sensei: Porcupine meatballs


!!! I had these once in my life when my great aunt and uncle served them at their farm. For some reason the memory always stuck with me. Do you have a recipe you can share?

thejoyofpi: I kinda hate creamy sauces (except real mac 'n cheese) so that sounds kind of terrible. I love broccoli and I love pasta but the best sauce for me to marry those two ingredients is some kind of garlic and oil dealio


It will probably be terrible.

08 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
BrynnMacFlynn     

MsBagel: I invented/discovered this a couple weeks ago by using whatever I had lying around:
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Sautee a pound or so of chicken in olive oil with one diced onion and some minced garlic. Add a can of low-fat cream of chicken soup, a pound of frozen spinach (thawed and drained), a can of RoTel diced tomatoes and green chiles (drained), and a can of black beans (drained).

Line a baking dish with pie crust. Dump in one can enchilada sauce and chicken mixture. Top with shredded sharp cheddar. Bake. Devour.

If I had it to do over, I'd also include corn in the mixture and jack cheese on top.


Holy mudder of Christ that looks good. Sunday dinner, here I come!

08 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
silo123j    [TotalFark]  
Monday: pasta
Tuesday Taco Tuesday!
Wednesday: Whatever is at church for dinner
Thursday: whatever I can figure out, sometimes leftovers
Friday: Pizza homemade or takeout
Saturday: Soup stew or something
Sunday: A real dinner if possible, like meat loaf, pot roast, roast chicken, moussaka, with veg. sometimes dessert.

Favorite pan if my Cephalon 5 qt dutch oven. It rocks the house.
Second is the my large frying pan. Lots of oneskillet meals.

08 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
MsBagel     

NickelP: I want to be your friend lol. I love those casserole type dishes just don't make them enough.


Dude, casseroles are where it's at. That's just how I was raised. One dish, ALL THE THINGS.

There's this joke that goes, an elementary school teacher asked her students to bring in something symbolic of their religions for show-and-tell. A little girl gets up and says "I'm Catholic, and this is a rosary." A little boy gets up and says "I'm Jewish, and this is a dreidel." A little girl gets up and says "I'm Baptist, and this is a casserole."

That last little girl in the joke? That was me.

08 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
funktilious_j    [TotalFark]  
quesadillas. tortillas+cheese+heat. maybe some dippin salsa.

08 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
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