K.B. asks from Lincoln, CA on November 09, 2009
W.E. answers from Sacramento on November 10, 2009
try going to bettycrocker.com, epicurious.com, or pillsbury.com I have gotten some really yummy recipes off these such as beef cassoulet with herb dumplings (like a hamburger soup), asian chicken and noodles, chick pea and tomatoe curry, crescent lasagna, slow cooker curried sweet potatoes and lentils, all kinds of stuff from vegetarian to indian to italian. i will warn you that epicurious has some complicated stuff (but not all are) and some of the recipes call for expensive ingredients, so i pick and choose at that site. i got a killer mac and cheese recipe from there, but some of the ingredients are pricey (feta, shallots) good luck!
L.P. answers from Sacramento on November 10, 2009
I have been having the same issues. I have been married 25 years & feeding a family almost as long & it just gets BORING!!! It's easier, to make the same old things.It's alot about habits....
So the other day, I picked up a magazine from Food Network (Thanksgiving edition)...(now I watch it all the time but it seems hard for me to follow along or remember a reciepe)so I picked up this magazine & could not beleive how many GREAT reciepe's are in it!!!!!
Not just Thanksgiving reciepes BUT good all around reciepe's. Some times I want to try something new BUT it requires that I buy 20 things I don't keep in the pantry so I get discouraged. Not these ones....
Maybe, it's just me BUT wow, I found so many good new dishes to make that didn't seem outrageous, or have ingrediants that I would never have. One was for a side dish with white rice & green chili's, sounded yummy. Then a bacon & egg soup? Unusual, but looked good. Several pasta dishes, including a pumpkin lasagne. Plus 50 ways to make mashed potatoes. Sorry, I'm going on & on
I just get so bored with the usual.....
This is the first time I have bought one of thier magazines, so I don't know if it's monthly or not? Or if they always have such great reciepe's??? But it is Food Network.....
Good Luck, even though I didn't give you any of my own reciepe's I hope you will check it out....I do have reciepe's I could pass on too (if u wanted) let me know.
I have a great one for your slow cooker. Cheap pork roast(pork butt,or picnic roast,bone in or not) season to taste, brown in olive oil. Put in slow cooker with half a jar Safeway Green salsa,cover & let cook several hours. Makes a great Chili Verde. Make with fresh tortillas,some beans, cheese,lettuce...done
Hope it helps.......
K.H. answers from Sacramento on November 10, 2009
Taco Soup-Very Easy and Lowfat
1 pound ground turkey
1 can white beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can whole kernel corn ,drained (or frozen corn works great)
1 can stewed tomatoes - or diced tomatos
1 can kidney beans (I use white kidney beans)
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 pkg. original hidden valley ranch dressing(dry) (I use Wildtree Organic brand)
1 large can of chicken broth
Brown ground turkey in a large pan, drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for an hour or so. OR: I put all of this in a crock pot (after I brown the turkey) and then set on low pretty much all day (4-6 hours). We put sour cream ontop of our bowls of soup and shredded cheese sometimes. I always drain the beans and rinse them because I hate that slimy film on them. This is lowfat and so easy. Very mild, you can spice it up by using the spicy hot taco seasoning or adding hot sauce.
C.C. answers from Sacramento on November 10, 2009
Last night I just made a veggie soup...
3 cans beef broth (low sodium)
1 cup water
1 can diced tomatoes with spices
1 can Green Giant corn
celery (cut into slices)
carrots (cut into slices)
2/3 cup barley
Thyme & basil
And anything else you want to add... including stew meat.
Put all in a crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.
I also do a stew and roast in the crockpot... just toss in the meat with 2 cans of beef broth and a package of dry onion soup mix, cook on low for 4-5 hours, then add the potatoes diced, carrots sliced and cook another 3 hours. I sometimes add celery, soy beans, green beans to it also.