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Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:07 PM

help .... I am cooking for family tomorrow ..... I need a good simple one dish meal

.... such as lasagna, ham and cheese something, or whatever

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Reply help .... I am cooking for family tomorrow ..... I need a good simple one dish meal (Original post)
Botany Dec 2017 OP
underpants Dec 2017 #1
dlk Dec 2017 #2
PennyK Dec 2017 #12
woodsprite Dec 2017 #3
Ohiogal Dec 2017 #4
vsrazdem Dec 2017 #5
dawg day Dec 2017 #10
cilla4progress Dec 2017 #6
DUgosh Dec 2017 #7
dawg day Dec 2017 #8
chillfactor Dec 2017 #9
vsrazdem Dec 2017 #11
Freddie Dec 2017 #13
shraby Dec 2017 #14

Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:15 PM

1. Pizza

They deliver.

Spaghetti or lasagna - something comforting and warm.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:17 PM

2. A Roasted Chicken is an Easy Meal-You Can Add Sauces and Unlimited Sides

You can do it yourself or pick one up at the grocery store - quick and easy.

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Response to dlk (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 04:48 PM

12. I second roast chicken

I have a recipe called Two Hour chicken: you douse the chicken parts (I do breasts and thighs) in spices and herbs. Place in roasting pan and cover with foil. Cook at 350 for an hour. Then, remove the foil, baste the chicken with the juice in the pan, and put back, uncovered, to roast for another hour. This is where I prep (with spices and a little oil) a second pan full of veggies to add into the oven -- carrots, onions, red pepper and sliced potatoes. Cover that one with foil for half an hour and put back uncovered for the second half hour.
Place all on a big platter and garnish with parsley and grated lemon zest if you want to get fancy. Everyone loves it and it's cheap and simple.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:19 PM

3. My MIL just had an awesome ham/potato casserole

She made a huge lasagna pan full and it fed an army of family - 11 (including 4 teenage boys) and she still had some leftover.

She baked a ham and used slices of that, but you could use ham steaks cut in half instead. She made a white sauce and added cheese like it was for Mac and cheese. Then she layered that, the ham, a few thinly sliced onions, and about 10 large potatoes (sliced thin). She baked it at 375 until the potatoes were done. Topping with a bit of extra cheese and baking it an extra 10-15 min to brown a bit.

She served it with green beans, rolls, and a salad.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:19 PM

4. Simple and easy

This isn't exactly gourmet, but I made it recently and my husband and adult sons loved it.

Spray a 9 x 12 baking dish with cooking spray. Mix 2 cans of cream of chicken soup with enough milk to thin it down a little, say 1/2 cup or so of milk. Spread half of soup mixture on bottom of dish. Cover soup mixture with chopped broccoli. Sprinkle with chunks of cooked chicken breast. Cover with remaining soup mixture. Sprinkle one box of Stove Top stuffing mix over the top. Bake at 350 till bubbly, about 20 minutes.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:30 PM

5. Chicken Tetrazzini

2 cups chicken/ or leftover turkey. 2 cans cream of chicken soup. 2 cups of sour cream. 8-12 oz thin spaghetti cooked (it calls for 8 but I like more as it gets a little soupy with the 8 ounces), 1 stick of butter or margerine melted. About 1/4 to 1/2 cup cream sherry, 1 large can of mushrooms. Throw it all together in a baking dish and bake 350 for about 45 minutes or so and put shredded cheese on top right before it is done. My family loves this dish. We always have it after holidays with our leftover turkey.

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:35 PM

10. toasted walnuts are a good addition to tetrazzini

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:30 PM

6. Lasagna with

Uncooked noodles! Or buy from Costco! Same with chicken. You could buy a whole roasted one and break it down into any number of dishes: casserole, burritos, soup!

Bon appetit!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:31 PM

7. Tamale Pie

Chopped tamales, canned chili, rice, ranch style beans, topped by grated cheese & crushed corn tortilla chips baked in big greased casserole dish. Serve with chips, salsa, and simple green & red sliced bell peppers/dip

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:34 PM

8. Start with cooked rice

Layer that rice in a lasagna pan. Add a layer of vegetables or mirapoix (you can get it all chopped at the grocery). Add a layer of cooked meat like rotisserie chicken or non-meat protein. Cover with a sauce. (Could be salsa, could be bruschetta, could be bechamel, could be cream of celery soup... your choice.) Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. It's infinitely variable, depending on the sauce-- salsa makes it Mexican-ish, etc.


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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:35 PM

9. I am cooking today a herbed chicken stew....done in the crockpot....

Ingredients
1 cup baby-cut carrots
1 yukon Gold potato, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ cup sliced celery
½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper S
½ pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
¾ cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton) S
1/2cup snap pea pods
1/4 cup whipping (heavy) cream
2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
Steps
• 1 Place carrots, potato, onion and celery in 2 1/2- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker.
• 2 Sprinkle half of the thyme, the salt and pepper over vegetables in slow cooker. Place chicken on vegetables. Pour broth over top.
• 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 6 to 7 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (180ºF) and vegetables are tender. Add pea pods; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
• 4 Remove chicken and vegetables from slow cooker to serving bowl, using slotted spoon. Cover with aluminum foil; keep warm. Increase cooker to high heat setting. Mix whipping cream, flour and remaining thyme; stir into liquid in cooker. Cover and cook about 10 minutes or until thickened. Pour over chicken and vegetables.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 03:45 PM

11. This sounded so good, I got right up and made it for tonight.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 04:53 PM

13. "Hamburger goulash"

Or whatever you call it, my son's favorite, easy, cheap and feeds hordes. Brown a pound of ground beef, add 2 jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce and heat through. Cook a pound of spiral pasta, mix with meat sauce in a throwaway foil pan, top with buttered bread crumbs. Bake .5 hour at 350, serve with salad and garlic bread.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 05:14 PM

14. Chili, spaghetti, barbecue sandwiches/mac n cheese,

I also make a tuna salad with tuna, curly pasta, onions, boiled eggs and frozen (thawed) peas...lots of it.

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