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||Posted - 04/02/2004 : 09:38:54 AM
Does anyone have any quick Friday night meal ideas? I usually end up getting take out or going out for dinner, but it would be nice to cook once in a while.
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||Posted - 06/05/2004 : 10:38:49 PM
"Does anyone have any quick Friday night meal ideas? I usually end up getting take out or going out for dinner, but it would be nice to cook once in a while."
well here's an easy meal that is always a hit at my house. start by browning some hamburger and after youve got that add in some salt and pepper, diced carrots and onions, and 1 bay leaf. after the veggies are cooked add in 1 can of beef stock and 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes. season with a little garlic if youd like! serve over cooked noodles and top with parmason cheese. what i love about this meal is that every time i make it i can add a different vegetable or seasoning and it always comes out tasting great! Give it your own little change and have fun!
(delisious additions i've tried-green or red peppers, mushrooms, crushed garlic clove, or celery!)
||Posted - 05/14/2004 : 8:35:47 PM
[;)]Blackcat have you tried green beans on the Foreman Grill? I've also made french fries using one potato sliced, spraying with cooking spray and closing the lid. Very yummy.
||Posted - 04/19/2004 : 6:04:06 PM
The George Foreman Grill is a great quick meal tool. You can grill pretty quickly a few chicken breasts. I also now have a few side vegetable dishes I make all the time - one of my faves is steamed fresh green beans. I put them in a microwave safe dish, with store-bought minced garlic, lemon pepper seasoning, a little water and a little olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for a few minutes. That with the grilled chicken breasts and couscous which takes no time to make is a quick, easy and filling meal.
||Posted - 04/13/2004 : 12:29:36 PM
I don't have a specific recipe to share, but I do recommend a great cookbook from Cooking Light. It's called Cooking Light 5 Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook. Honestly, there are recipes here with more than 5 ingredients, that take longer than 15 minutes, but the point is that they're quick, easy, healthy, and, in my opinion, delicious. Another great thing - there's a photo of every recipe!
Some of my favorites include the Tuscan Chicken and Beans, Beef and Black Bean Chili, Cheesy Bean Casserole, and the Cranberry Turkey Melts. My husband and I cook from this book just about every night because we don't get home from work until late. Obviously, they're not gourmet meals, but they are very tasty and low in calories/fat.
Here's a link to the Cooking Light book http://www.cookinglight.com/cooking/cookbook I think it's priced decent on http://www.amazon.com
I'd be happy to share a recipe or two from the book if you're interested. Just let me know.
||Posted - 04/12/2004 : 1:50:02 PM
Hmmmm.... well, one quick and easy meal I will make after a long day is to fill a plate with mixed salad greens (like the ones in a bag) or baby spinach leaves and pan sear or broil a slice of salmon to place on top! Simple and elegant.
You can vary the meal with some other fish, Shrimp, Meat, Tofu or Tempeh.
Sometimes I will sprinkle some pine nuts or sunflower seeds on it or add some fruit: grapes, sliced pears, sliced apples, pineapple, etc. I normally don't feel the need for a salad dressing, but sprinkle a little low cal/low fat dressing if you like.