A precooked kielbasa or smoked sausage on a bed of white rice in a casserole dish, heated in the oven. The sausage gives off enough juice to lightly flavor the rice.
melt and mash anchovies and garlic in olive oil, add 1/2 cup chicken broth. toss in 1/2 pound al dente spaghetti. sprinkle with italian bread crumbs browned in olive oil.
chicken broth heated with a chunk of ginger, add chopped frozen shrimp, spinach, rice noodles, cilantro. squeeze of lime.
one cup each spaghetti sauce, milk and chicken broth for tomato soup. grilled cheese.
tuna with mayo, celery and onions on toasted english muffin. top with cheese and broil.
cheese grits with soft poached eggs.
One can Tuna w/ oil, chopped green olives / pickled jalapenos, grated parm / romano cheese. Eat w/ multi grain saltines. Had that last night.
Joe – this is exactly what the spouse would eat – loves tuna, olives, pickles and jalepenos with crackers. Easy to please for a quick fix meal.
One of my go to quick dinners was Taco Potaoes:
I made regular taco meat(1 lb ground beef, taco seasoning), added 1 can of hot chili beans.
Bake potatoes, cut open, salt potatoes, top with taco, chili beans mixture,then cheese. Have all the taco fixins available-lettuce,tomatoes, onions, salsa,sour cream,corn chips.
Easy & one of my family’s favaorite meals.
Canned vegetable or minestrone soup, add some leftover tomato sauce (always seem to have) and cook up some macaroni to add in (any peas/carrots/corn leftover throw them in too)
Risotto – saute chopped onion, add rice til lightly browned, add a can of chicken broth, some corn, some peas, and water, let simmer for 30 min. stir in a little cheese if you like.
Pizza, Martha White pak for $0.88, preheat oven to 500f leave door slightly open, and let dough rise on the stove top for 5 min, spread on pan, add toppings, bakes in about 10 min.
Soft tacos are quick/easy when you keep some pre-cooked chicken breast around.
Chicken Parmesean is also easy if you use frozen chicken patty and some canned tomato sauce and spaghetti.
A Crunchy Peanut Butter Whole Wheat Sandwich and Tomato Soup.
Baloney, mustard on white bread.
I also love a hot bowl of oatmeal.
I always have Blue Runner creole style red beans in the pantry. Fry up a little andouille sausage (always in the freezer; nuke to thaw) and heat it with the beans. Sprinkle chopped green onions on top. Tear off chunks of French bread to scrape the bowl.
My favorite mid-week quick meal is probably penne pasta tossed with sauteed shrimp, garlic, onions, whatever else seems handy and appropriate (zucchini? artichoke hearts? peas?), then tossed with a cube of microwave-thawed pesto. If I have some sausage around I’ll throw in a few slices. I add toasted pine nuts and grated parm at the end.
Food was never my favorite quickie.
We keep some Louisiana Hot Links in the freezer for nights like that. Fry’em quick while nuking a can of SauerKraut and you’re ready to go ! It ain’t Bavaria, but it fills me up.
was just wondering what folks do on nights when you are too tired or no time to cook & no tatsy leftovers are about but you still want something decent..one of our favorite short cut meals is a ham steak cooked right in a can of bush baked beans, some allens collard greens and maybe a few hot (canned) biscuits..it aint grandmas house but beats the golden arches!!
Claracamille: I used to heat them, also, but finally tried “Sinatra-style” and liked it even better. I don’t know why! I do add a shot of Worcestershire, though.
Tonight, I split a Hebrew National jumbo frank, grilled it in the Foreman, and had it on Wonder Bread with cheese & mustard on one slice, coleslaw on the other.
Those taco potatoes sound good. How’s this for quick: Snap a pull-top can of Beanie Weenies and eat right out of the can. Got that one from Frank Sinatra, who was known for eating pork n’ beans right out of the can. I can’t sing worth a flip, though.
A cheese crisp…flower tortilla and kraft cheese,folded over and grilled…add a can of tomato soup with generous amounts of a nice salsa added…great for a winter snack!!
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