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Quick and easy recipes?

Hi, have just moved in with my man, and he cant cook really and hes good when he cooks but makes a mess and doesnt want to learn the basics. How about sharing some basic dinner recipes for the man!?

Last reply: 30th Jul 2014 / 76 replies / Post by TimberAngel

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goodgirl

Posted by: goodgirl
Posted: 5th May 2010

goodgirl says: Hi Palls, I know what you mean! If you have access to a rice cooker, a really good and super easy recipe for a quick dinner is - rice and vegetables. I make the rice with garlic and spring onions, peas and/or lentils and stock. With my rice cooker, I can steam vegetables at the same time - I usually do brussel sprouts, sweet potato and small corn cobs, When it's all cooked, and this is just me, but I put a little olive oil, soy sauce and lemon juice with some parmesan cheese through the hot rice and some walnuts if I have any. You could pan fry a chicken breast. or a bit a fish with this. I usually have dinner on the table in about 20 minutes Reply

TimberAngel

Posted by: TimberAngel
Posted: 6th May 2010

goodgirl says: Hi Palls, I know what you mean! If you have access to a rice cooker, a really good and super easy recipe for a quick dinner is - rice and vegetables. I make the rice with garlic and spring...

TimberAngel says: thanks for your reply goodgirl, how do you cook the garlic rice? in the cooker or pot? Reply

goodgirl

Posted by: goodgirl
Posted: 8th May 2010

TimberAngel says: thanks for your reply goodgirl, how do you cook the garlic rice? in the cooker or pot?

goodgirl says: Hey Palls!, You just put the rice, Garlic, peas, lentils and spring onion, if using them, into the pan of rice cooker or a pot, and add enough boiling water to cover them with another 1/4 inch or so, I add stock cube to this and blend that in. If using a rice cooker with a vegetable tray on top, just fill the tray with whatever veggies you want - corn, sweet potato slices, cauliflower broccoli, brussel sprouts etc and close lid. Set button to cook and then wait...If using pan, just fill pan with rice mix, and put a steamer plplate on top with the veggies of choice in that. Cook on med to high heat for about 12 - 15, until rice is cooked. Once rice is cooked just add Lemon juice and olive oil etc walnuts and cheese.... to hot rice. Scrum! Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

goodgirl says: Hey Palls!, You just put the rice, Garlic, peas, lentils and spring onion, if using them, into the pan of rice cooker or a pot, and add enough boiling water to cover them with another 1/4 inch or...

Captain Slog says: Hello GoodGirl,
I hope you don't mind me joining your segent,
Your Rice dish sounds great! I'll be doing rice tomorrow for dinner, but I'll be doing a DEADLY Sausage Curry. I will, however, try doing my Rice the way you avised Palls.
I don't have a Rice Cooker. What I do is add 1/2 cup of Rice to a small pan, a Teaspoon of Salt, and cover it with a Cupful of water, or enough water to reach the first joint of my finger.
The heat is put on to HIGH, and, as it begins to heatt up, I give it stir to make sure none of the rice is stuck to the bottom ofn the pan.
In no time, it wll be Boiling, and it is then that I furn the Heat OFF. I tilt the pan slightly and lower, prepeatedly until the bubbling has slowed right down. Then I just slap a lid on the pan and. . . FORGET IT!
This is usually done in the Morning when I have my Brekkie. I also peal and cut up the potatoes for the curry, too, then salt and water them ready for later.
Around 4 pm, with the Pre-cooked Rice in a bowl in the oven (NO HEAT ON), I then put the Potatoes on to cook, then prepare my Curry.
If you or anyone would like to know my Recipe/s, Please do me a reply? Ta! They're very easy and I may be able to help you save Power and Time in the process.
Have Fun! And Thanks for your great hints. Reply

dani

Posted by: dani
Posted: 4th Sep 2012

goodgirl says: Hi Palls, I know what you mean! If you have access to a rice cooker, a really good and super easy recipe for a quick dinner is - rice and vegetables. I make the rice with garlic and spring...

dani says: wow that sounds amazing, might have to test that one out. thanx Reply

Blondie007

Posted by: Blondie007
Posted: 11th May 2010

Blondie007 says: hi, good recipe is 'Apricot Chicken' the recipe is on the apricot nectar juice can, I do mash potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauli and peas and pour the juice over the whole meal. Yummy!! Also for a difference instead of chicken use lamb chops that is yummy too!! Good Luck!! Reply

Blondie007

Posted by: Blondie007
Posted: 11th May 2010

Blondie007 says: hi, good recipe is 'Apricot Chicken' the recipe is on the apricot nectar juice can, I do mash potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauli and peas and pour the juice over the whole meal. Yummy!! Also for a...

Blondie007 says: Oh!! forgot to say 'cut off the excess fat from the chops' and if u are diet person take of the skin of the chicken and fat. that's it. Happy cooking Reply

Ian

Posted by: Ian
Posted: 14th May 2010

Ian says: Hi, there are a few recipe books on the market at the moment that have recipes with only a few ingredients. I have one of these and they have quick easy meals and baking ideas, and because there are only a few ingredients its less to get messy. Reply

lpullman

Posted by: lpullman
Posted: 1st Jul 2010

lpullman says: If you are serious go get Stephanie Alexander's book A Cooks Companion: big thick thing with NO pictures, but just about everything you need to know in the kitchen.

If you are less serious grab a basic pasta recipe book. Start from the front and work through.

If you just want a recipe, then my favourite quickie is Spaghetti Putanesca:

Fry up half an onion and a couple of cloves of garlic finely chopped in the bottom of a sauce pan in a bit of olive oil. When the onions start to go translucent, bung in a can of chopped tomatoes (preferably romas). I just open the can and shove a knife in - we are looking for "rustic" here. Give it 5 minutes then chuck in a anchovie (for salt, it will break down as you stir), some chillies (chopped fresh or in oil, it doen't matter), some sliced olives and caper berries (if you want really authentic). Basically, adjust the above to suit you.

If you start this when you stick the pasta in a pot of boiling water, it should be ready at about the same time. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and chuck it back in the pot with the sauce and stir it together. Serve.

It's quick, cheap, a bit exotic an it makes a minimum of mess (only two pots to clean!). There's a thousand variations, my advice is keep trying new ones so it doesn't get boring. Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

lpullman says: If you are serious go get Stephanie Alexander's book A Cooks Companion: big thick thing with NO pictures, but just about everything you need to know in the kitchen.

If you are less serious...

Captain Slog says: BRILLIANT!! Great sounding recipe. Very similar to my Spaghetti Bolognaise, except fot the Anchovies, Chillis and Caper Berries. I will try your recipe out one Friday.
Fridays are MY Spaghetti Night! Some people have mentioned that theirs is their Fish 'n' Chips Night.
CAPER BERRIES! I am, familiar with them, but, unlike the Capers themselves, I just don't know how to use the Berries. Have you any good ideas on how they're best used? I would greatly appreciate it!
Also, where are you? I'm just asking in case you don't have the same ingredients that I use. I'd like to offer you, and the other Readers, MY Spaghetting Sauce/s to try. Just like my Rice for the DEALY Curry, mentioned before, its made in advance, around Brekkie time, to save time.
My spaghetti dinner is only a two pot meal, too. Oh, AND a Plate, Fork and Spoon. And yes, I wash them myself! I've got no choice. Reply

lpullman

Posted by: lpullman
Posted: 1st Jul 2010

lpullman says: Forgot to add:

Remember the first rule of sharing a house: he who cooks does not wash up. If you cook then your fella better be willing to wash the dishes afterward, otherwise he'd better learn to cook :-) Reply

rachel44444

Posted by: rachel44444
Posted: 8th Jul 2010

lpullman says: Forgot to add:

Remember the first rule of sharing a house: he who cooks does not wash up. If you cook then your fella better be willing to wash the dishes afterward, otherwise he'd better...

rachel44444 says: lol wish that worked in my hose Reply

lpullman

Posted by: lpullman
Posted: 9th Jul 2010

rachel44444 says: lol wish that worked in my hose

lpullman says: Heh, heh! My GF hates washing the dishes so much (too many years running cafes and bars) that she'll do just about everything else as long as I do it.

I still do other stuff though 'cause it doesn't do to get greedy. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 20th Feb 2011

rachel44444 says: lol wish that worked in my hose

says: Haha me too! Reply

Blondie007

Posted by: Blondie007
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

lpullman says: Forgot to add:

Remember the first rule of sharing a house: he who cooks does not wash up. If you cook then your fella better be willing to wash the dishes afterward, otherwise he'd better...

Blondie007 says: The rule in my house when we had a boarder and all worked we would take turns in cooking and doin the dishes.,...cause before it was who cooks someone else does the dishes but that didn't really work cause they would make a huge mess so the other person would have to clean it all up so that's why we made it who cooks does the dishes as well and also you get a night off....A great idea hey!! Reply

lpullman

Posted by: lpullman
Posted: 18th Nov 2010

Blondie007 says: The rule in my house when we had a boarder and all worked we would take turns in cooking and doin the dishes.,...cause before it was who cooks someone else does the dishes but that didn't really...

lpullman says: Meh! You'd be living on take away if you did that around me :-)

The point being that both the cooking and the washing up is shared around. When it's your turn to cook you get to make an equally big mess. Or better still, not. The point is to encourage good behaviour. Making the same person cook and do the dishes in one night is no way to encourage cooking.

The solution to the makes-a-big-mess problem is to give that person shit about it until it stops. Has worked three time so far. One girl I shared with apparently still cringes at the mention of Beef Stroganoff (she got sauce 4 feet from the pot and copped it for weeks) Reply

Blondie007

Posted by: Blondie007
Posted: 19th Nov 2010

lpullman says: Meh! You'd be living on take away if you did that around me :-)

The point being that both the cooking and the washing up is shared around. When it's your turn to cook you get to make an...

Blondie007 says: Oh Well!!!! It worked for us....and we had a night off...and a home cooked meal...and about the mess....aghh!!! that didn't work .....as when I prepare a meal I clean as I go along BUT when the guys cook they don't give a f**k and make a huge mess :-) some anyway....u can't please everybody....buy anyway each to there own....have a great day :) Reply

paradox

Posted by: paradox
Posted: 21st Oct 2011

Blondie007 says: The rule in my house when we had a boarder and all worked we would take turns in cooking and doin the dishes.,...cause before it was who cooks someone else does the dishes but that didn't really...

paradox says: Hi 007, my wife and I cook together since I still have to learn al lot. we prepare together and share some tasks, either she or I cooks and the other does whatever dishes happen to come together. We then have our meal and do the rest of the dishes afterwards while finishing a glass of wine or having a cup of tea. This is usually a good time to converse with one another as a bonus. Sharing can be a lot of fun. Reply

delilah

Posted by: delilah
Posted: 21st Apr 2012

Blondie007 says: The rule in my house when we had a boarder and all worked we would take turns in cooking and doin the dishes.,...cause before it was who cooks someone else does the dishes but that didn't really...

delilah says: I'm so with you blondie. Even though I do most of the cooking. I make short work of it by cleaning as I go. My daughters however when they cook it's like a hurricane has hit, no way am I doing the dishes after that. Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 29th Feb 2012

lpullman says: Forgot to add:

Remember the first rule of sharing a house: he who cooks does not wash up. If you cook then your fella better be willing to wash the dishes afterward, otherwise he'd better...

Captain Slog says: Hi,
In this place, I do ALL the washing up! I've got no choice, I live alone.
When I was in the Air Force (When we actually HAD one!), I used to work in the Officer's Mess, and the most important thing I was taught was. . . CLEAN AS YOU GO! It really works, and is a BIG time saver. Reply

TimberAngel

Posted by: TimberAngel
Posted: 29th Aug 2012

Captain Slog says: Hi,
In this place, I do ALL the washing up! I've got no choice, I live alone.
When I was in the Air Force (When we actually HAD one!), I used to work in the Officer's Mess, and the...

TimberAngel says: The man is now the husband. still cant cook but washes up always! Reply

Shellbyanne

Posted by: Shellbyanne
Posted: 10th Jul 2010

Shellbyanne says: Spag Bol is always easy to cook. Even from scratch. Also you can use the mince base in 3 ways. Spag Bol, taco's and nachos. with the last 2 they are also very easy to make. Reply

lpullman

Posted by: lpullman
Posted: 18th Nov 2010

Shellbyanne says: Spag Bol is always easy to cook. Even from scratch. Also you can use the mince base in 3 ways. Spag Bol, taco's and nachos. with the last 2 they are also very easy to make.

lpullman says: Round here we call it spag bog. Must be an SA thing...

I got my recipe from an Italian landlady I had years ago. Had to scale it down 'cause it was meant to feed about 20. Biggest pot I ever made was about four kilos - I wanted enough left over to make a lasagna the next night but by lunch time the greedy buggers had eaten the lot. I think it provided about 12 servings - seven for dinner, one breakfast and four lunches - for under $20

My recipe takes about 3 hours, but most of that is just festering on the stove. There's three secrets (according to my landlady): use one quarter pork mince, add a cup of milk for every kilo of meat and let it simmer for at least an hour and a half (basically, when you start to get oil separating out and floating on top it's done). Otherwise it's just like every other from-scratch recipe. Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 6th Mar 2012

Shellbyanne says: Spag Bol is always easy to cook. Even from scratch. Also you can use the mince base in 3 ways. Spag Bol, taco's and nachos. with the last 2 they are also very easy to make.

Captain Slog says: Hi Shellbyanne,
You're right! Mince is about the most versatile food around and can be used in many simple ways. And, best of all ITS DELICIOUS!
Every Friday I make a Spaghetti Bolognaise from scratch using only a Tub of LEGGO'S Tomato Paste, Puree, and a 300g tin of WATTIE'S Tomato Sauce, a grind or more of Black Pepper, Not forgetting the usual Onion and Garlic AND the Mince.
To vary it, I use ANY of the different types of Canned Tomatoes, depending on their flavours. Last week, I just happened to use DELMAINE Tomatoes with Sliced Olives. The next one I do will be Delmaine Tomates witth Garlic.There again, I may just use the Paste and Puree and add my own extras.

By the way, your Spaghetti Sauce is done and you've just put the Spaghetti in the water to cook and. . . Oh, No! You've forgotten what time you put it in!
Not to worry! Swirl the Spaghetti around with your Fork, and just snag a few strands on a tine and lift them out. Give them a twirl onto the fork and see how tight they roll on. While you're at it, eaet them and see what they're like.
IF the spaghetti wraps itself tightly around the Fork, like wet string to a stick, it should be ready. You'll know for sure when you eat it and its the way you like it. All that's left now is to drain it into a seive (Don't want to waste any by it falling through the holes in a "Calendar," do we?)
NOTE to ALL: When draining the Pasta, Be VERY CAREFUL!! Turn the cold tap on when you drain it so the cold water kills the steam, or most of it, so it doesn't hit you in the face.

Wash your Hands, Cook Safely and Enjoy your Results! If there are younglings around who also share an interest in Cooking, make sure they know all of the above. And more!
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rebeccas

Posted by: rebeccas
Posted: 13th Aug 2010

rebeccas says: The best quick and easy meal is 'spaghetti al' olio'. All you do is cook the spaghetti then in a pan heat up enough olive oil to coat the spaghetti, add in 2 cloves of crushed garlic, salt and pepper and a little dried chilli flakes to taste. cook for long enough for the garlic to flavour the oil but not to brown, Then just add the spaghetti and some grated parmasen and toss together. Takes less than 15 minutes and tastes delicious! Enjoy!!! Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

rebeccas says: The best quick and easy meal is 'spaghetti al' olio'. All you do is cook the spaghetti then in a pan heat up enough olive oil to coat the spaghetti, add in 2 cloves of crushed garlic, salt and...

Captain Slog says: Hi Rebeccas,
I just read your quick Pasta Meal Recipe, and I'm very impressed. It got my gob watering as soon as I read it. I take it you can make it as "NASTY" as you like depending on how much ChILLI you wish to add? It sort of rerminds me of a Recipe that Fast Eddie put On Line
FAST EDDIE'S PASTA.
Cook the Pasta as per normal.
In a frying pan, just before the Pasta is ready, put a clove of Garlic, a Chopped Chilli and some Parsley into some Olive Oil and fry until the flavours are released.
Add Bread Crumbs to absorb the Oil the combine with drained Pasta and enjoy!

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mclean

Posted by: mclean
Posted: 1st Sep 2010

mclean says: well this will get ur taste buds tingling..a fav for all my frinds and family....Mix together 3 tablespoons of tomato sauce 2 tbs of bbq sauce 1 tbs of ur fav sweet chilly sauce. pour over cc,s or doritos add grated cheese oven bake 180 for ten mins. Double recipe add 1 tbs oil and marinate wings 180 45 mins yum serve with salad or vegies. but a cheap recipe is to cut and beat chiken breasts, crumb them floue egg then bread crumb. u have a schnitzel or nuggets depending on size.,fry or oven 180 about 30 mins. top with bacon and cheese in sandwich or add salsa mix under melted cheese. Reply

woosif

Posted by: woosif
Posted: 26th Oct 2010

woosif says: Why dont you get him a kids cook book for Xmas hey they are great! from a small pizza to sauces and they normally use what you normally have in your pantry Reply

jatz50

Posted by: jatz50
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

jatz50 says: This is a yummy slice that anyone can make. Great to have when the visitors roll up. And......it's easy peasey.


Caramello Slice,

1 250 g block of caramello chocolate,
1/2 cup of butter,
1 packet of marie biscuits crushed,
1/2 tin condensed milk
coconut

Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave or stove top
Stir in condensed milk and biscuits
Press into a slice tin and sprinkle with coconut
Place in fridge to set

ENJOY :-) Reply

reno

Posted by: reno
Posted: 30th Nov 2010

reno says: Well if you like Indian food then you could get 400 to 500 grams of chiken thigh fillets and cut them in cubes. Marinate it in Butter milk (all fat is skimmed out of this milk so no need to worry) and 3 tea spoons of Pathaks mild curry paste (not sauce). Leave marinated for a few hours (in the fridge).

Chop one onion, and slither some ginger. Fry onion till golden brown and add the ginger. Then add marinated chicken, add salt to taste. Cook for 5 minutes and then simmer till tender and cooked. Serve with rice and some steamed veggies.......delicious Reply

wendymick

Posted by: wendymick
Posted: 18th Dec 2010

wendymick says: Remember to start from the word go and share in preparing the meals and make sure he cleans up after he cooks. I have found the good old central cooking book has easy and basic recipes. Reply

Jess25

Posted by: Jess25
Posted: 18th Dec 2010

Jess25 says: I have 2 websites for you to check out
www.bestrecipes.com.au and www.allrecipes.com.au
I don't really like cooking (love eating tho') and these websites have helped keep my family from starving on more than 1 occasion, you just join up, log in type your main ingredient into the search engine and Voila! up come numerous recipes with varying levels of cooking ability. Bon appetit! Reply

AmyRose

Posted by: AmyRose
Posted: 26th Dec 2010

AmyRose says: Take the noodles out of a packet of two minute noodles, cook, squirt some tomato sauce, butter, and italian herbs in a bowl and mix the noodles into it :) Reply

lpullman

Posted by: lpullman
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

AmyRose says: Take the noodles out of a packet of two minute noodles, cook, squirt some tomato sauce, butter, and italian herbs in a bowl and mix the noodles into it :)

lpullman says: I feel slightly ill... Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 29th Feb 2012

lpullman says: I feel slightly ill...

Captain Slog says: You probably would be if they were MAGGI! I think this one might work! You'll have to find some GOOD Plain Noodles. YEO'S make some in Bulk Packs. There are others.
I was just thinking of this yesterday when I went to TURANGI NEW WORLD for some Bread, and was passing by the Noodles.
Remember, this is just a simple SNACK, not a meal. Wwe were given the recipe, all we have to do is make it to OUR liking. Just give it a little tweak here and there with, say, a little salt or pepper, chilli, or whatever, until its just right.
I'm game to give it a go, but right now, I'm all out of Plain Noodles. Especially YEO'S Noodles. I can only get thos in ASIAN KAI, or COUNTDOWN, in Taupo. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: Barbeque Glaze Meatloaf

500g bacon slices trimmed, 1 onion chopped, 750g beef mince, 250g sausage meat, 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup chopped parsley, 2 teaspoons rosemary leaves, 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce, sea salt and cracked pepper add garlic if you like.
***BARBEQUE GLAZE***

1/3 cup tomato sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons red wine vinega
r... Preheat oven to 180c. To make the barbeque glaze, place the sauce, sugar and vinegar in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until sugar dissolved. Brush the glaze over both sides of bacon, reserving any glaze. Line a 20x10x7cm greased loaf tin with the bacon slices. Place the onion, garlic, beef mince, sausage meat, breadcrumbs, parsley, rosemary, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well to combine. Press the mince mixture into the loaf tin, fold over the bacon to enclose the filling and cook for 35 mins or until cooked through. Carefully drain any excess liquid from the tin and turn the meatloaf out on to a baking tray. Brush the loaf with the remaining glaze and cook for a further 8-10mins or until the top is golden. Slice to serve. serves 8. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: Coca Cola Chicken.

1 chicken, cut into serving pieces 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix 1 (12 oz.) can Coca Cola 3 tbsp. flour Put chicken into baking dish. Mix Coca Cola, soup mix and flour together. A whisk does a good job. Pour over chicken. Cover and bake in 350 degree oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until done. Serve with rice or potatoes. The sauce makes its own gravy. Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 29th Feb 2012

cricky says: Coca Cola Chicken.

1 chicken, cut into serving pieces 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix 1 (12 oz.) can Coca Cola 3 tbsp. flour Put chicken into baking dish. Mix Coca Cola, soup mix and flour...

Captain Slog says: CRIKEY Cricky! Are you serious?
What does it taste like? I won't knock it, because I've never tried it.
Where did you find this recipe?

If you think Coke is a bit odd to use in a Chicken recipe, I quite liked the taste of Lemonade, or L&P with my chicken when I was a kid. You know when you eat chicken breast and its just do dry? Dad used to try and make me have a glass of water with it, but mum gave be some Lemonade or L&P (Lemon and Paeroa - WORLD FAMOUS in NZ!), and it tasted Delicious! IF I was to dgo to a "fine Restaurant" and have Chicken for Dinner, and was offered the wine list, I'd just say, "No Thanks! I'll just have L&P!" Reply

lpullman

Posted by: lpullman
Posted: 29th Feb 2012

Captain Slog says: CRIKEY Cricky! Are you serious?
What does it taste like? I won't knock it, because I've never tried it.
Where did you find this recipe?

If you think Coke is a bit odd to...

lpullman says: It's no odder than Cooking With 7-Up (http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/sevenup2/index.html).

Actually, I've seen chicken and Coke recipes before. Never tasted one but... Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 18th Sep 2012

lpullman says: It's no odder than Cooking With 7-Up (http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/sevenup2/index.html).

Actually, I've seen chicken and Coke recipes before. Never tasted one but...

Captain Slog says: Hello Cricky and Ipullman,
Its been a wee while since I've been in the Cafe, but, I just HAD to tell you this, as follow up to your Coke and Chicken recipes.
You may have already seen it, but, it was our turn last night, and in MASTER CHEF AUSTRALIA last night, Matt Moran (?), the BIG bloke with the cravat, did his own Master Class when he did Chicken Wings in Cola. I immediately thought of you and your recipes.
I didn't mock you or poo-poo your recipe, but I was amazed to hear of it, but, I WILL Apologise for not believing you when you mentioned Chicken and Coke here. I HAVE now seen it with my own photoreceptors, and I just MAY give it a go.
Chicken thighs, boned and skinned,
One Onion, chopped.
One cup of Coke (Cola)
A Spalsh of Lea & Perrins Worchester Sauce.
Salt, Pepper.
--------------------------
Arrange chicken on a tray.
Mix everything together and pour over Chicken, then put in the oven and cook until all gooey and sticky.
Enjoy!
Question: WHAT would you serve this with? Rice? Salad?Both?
Thanks Ladies! Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 18th Sep 2012

lpullman says: It's no odder than Cooking With 7-Up (http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/sevenup2/index.html).

Actually, I've seen chicken and Coke recipes before. Never tasted one but...

Captain Slog says: Hello Cricky and Ipullman,
Its been a wee while since I've been in the Cafe, but, I just HAD to tell you this, as follow up to your Coke and Chicken recipes.
You may have already seen it, but, it was our turn last night, and in MASTER CHEF AUSTRALIA last night, Matt Moran (?), the BIG bloke with the cravat, did his own Master Class when he did Chicken Wings in Cola. I immediately thought of you and your recipes.
I didn't mock you or poo-poo your recipe, but I was amazed to hear of it, but, I WILL Apologise for not believing you when you mentioned Chicken and Coke here. I HAVE now seen it with my own photoreceptors, and I just MAY give it a go.
Chicken thighs, boned and skinned,
One Onion, chopped.
One cup of Coke (Cola)
A Spalsh of Lea & Perrins Worchester Sauce.
Salt, Pepper.
--------------------------
Arrange chicken on a tray.
Mix everything together and pour over Chicken, then put in the oven and cook until all gooey and sticky.
Enjoy!
Question: WHAT would you serve this with? Rice? Salad?Both?
Thanks Ladies! Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 18th Sep 2012

lpullman says: It's no odder than Cooking With 7-Up (http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/sevenup2/index.html).

Actually, I've seen chicken and Coke recipes before. Never tasted one but...

Captain Slog says: Hello Cricky and Ipullman,
Its been a wee while since I've been in the Cafe, but, I just HAD to tell you this, as follow up to your Coke and Chicken recipes.
You may have already seen it, but, it was our turn last night, and in MASTER CHEF AUSTRALIA last night, Matt Moran (?), the BIG bloke with the cravat, did his own Master Class when he did Chicken Wings in Cola. I immediately thought of you and your recipes.
I didn't mock you or poo-poo your recipe, but I was amazed to hear of it, but, I WILL Apologise for not believing you when you mentioned Chicken and Coke here. I HAVE now seen it with my own photoreceptors, and I just MAY give it a go.
Chicken thighs, boned and skinned,
One Onion, chopped.
One cup of Coke (Cola)
A Spalsh of Lea & Perrins Worchester Sauce.
Salt, Pepper.
--------------------------
Arrange chicken on a tray.
Mix everything together and pour over Chicken, then put in the oven and cook until all gooey and sticky.
Enjoy!
Question: WHAT would you serve this with? Rice? Salad?Both?
Thanks Ladies! Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: CROCK POT BBQ CHICKEN WINGS OR PIECES


5 lbs. chicken wings, with tips cut off1 (12 oz.) bottle chili sauce1/3 c. lemon juice1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce2 tbsp. molasses2 tsp. salt2 tsp. chili powder1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauceDash of garlic salt Place wings in crock pot. Combine all remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours. Yields: 6 to 8 servings. Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 18th Sep 2012

cricky says: CROCK POT BBQ CHICKEN WINGS OR PIECES


5 lbs. chicken wings, with tips cut off1 (12 oz.) bottle chili sauce1/3 c. lemon juice1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce2 tbsp. molasses2 tsp....

Captain Slog says: Hello Cricky and Ipullman,
Its been a wee while since I've been in the Cafe, but, I just HAD to tell you this, as follow up to your Coke and Chicken recipes.
You may have already seen it, but, it was our turn last night, and in MASTER CHEF AUSTRALIA last night, Matt Moran (?), the BIG bloke with the cravat, did his own Master Class when he did Chicken Wings in Cola. I immediately thought of you and your recipes.
I didn't mock you or poo-poo your recipe, but I was amazed to hear of it, but, I WILL Apologise for not believing you when you mentioned Chicken and Coke here. I HAVE now seen it with my own photoreceptors, and I just MAY give it a go.
Chicken thighs, boned and skinned,
One Onion, chopped.
One cup of Coke (Cola)
A Spalsh of Lea & Perrins Worchester Sauce.
Salt, Pepper.
--------------------------
Arrange chicken on a tray.
Mix everything together and pour over Chicken, then put in the oven and cook until all gooey and sticky.
Enjoy!
Question: WHAT would you serve this with? Rice? Salad?Both?
Thanks Ladies! Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 18th Sep 2012

cricky says: CROCK POT BBQ CHICKEN WINGS OR PIECES


5 lbs. chicken wings, with tips cut off1 (12 oz.) bottle chili sauce1/3 c. lemon juice1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce2 tbsp. molasses2 tsp....

Captain Slog says: Hello Cricky and Ipullman,
Its been a wee while since I've been in the Cafe, but, I just HAD to tell you this, as follow up to your Coke and Chicken recipes.
You may have already seen it, but, it was our turn last night, and in MASTER CHEF AUSTRALIA last night, Matt Moran (?), the BIG bloke with the cravat, did his own Master Class when he did Chicken Wings in Cola. I immediately thought of you and your recipes.
I didn't mock you or poo-poo your recipe, but I was amazed to hear of it, but, I WILL Apologise for not believing you when you mentioned Chicken and Coke here. I HAVE now seen it with my own photoreceptors, and I just MAY give it a go.
Chicken thighs, boned and skinned,
One Onion, chopped.
One cup of Coke (Cola)
A Spalsh of Lea & Perrins Worchester Sauce.
Salt, Pepper.
--------------------------
Arrange chicken on a tray.
Mix everything together and pour over Chicken, then put in the oven and cook until all gooey and sticky.
Enjoy!
Question: WHAT would you serve this with? Rice? Salad?Both?
Thanks Ladies! Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 18th Sep 2012

cricky says: CROCK POT BBQ CHICKEN WINGS OR PIECES


5 lbs. chicken wings, with tips cut off1 (12 oz.) bottle chili sauce1/3 c. lemon juice1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce2 tbsp. molasses2 tsp....

Captain Slog says: Hello Cricky and Ipullman,
Its been a wee while since I've been in the Cafe, but, I just HAD to tell you this, as follow up to your Coke and Chicken recipes.
You may have already seen it, but, it was our turn last night, and in MASTER CHEF AUSTRALIA last night, Matt Moran (?), the BIG bloke with the cravat, did his own Master Class when he did Chicken Wings in Cola. I immediately thought of you and your recipes.
I didn't mock you or poo-poo your recipe, but I was amazed to hear of it, but, I WILL Apologise for not believing you when you mentioned Chicken and Coke here. I HAVE now seen it with my own photoreceptors, and I just MAY give it a go.
Chicken thighs, boned and skinned,
One Onion, chopped.
One cup of Coke (Cola)
A Spalsh of Lea & Perrins Worchester Sauce.
Salt, Pepper.
--------------------------
Arrange chicken on a tray.
Mix everything together and pour over Chicken, then put in the oven and cook until all gooey and sticky.
Enjoy!
Question: WHAT would you serve this with? Rice? Salad?Both?
Thanks Ladies! Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: Slow Cooked
French Beef Casserole

Serves: 4-6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 2 ½ hours
Ingredients

* ¼ cup flour
* 4-6 pieces beef shin or 500grms cubed beef ( I use brisket)
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 2 cloves garlic, crushed
* 1 onion, sliced
* 1 pkt MAGGI Onion Soup
* 400g can tomatoes in juice, chopped
* 2 tbsp tomato paste
* ½ cup white wine
* ½ cup water




Method

1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
2. Place flour in a plastic bag. Add beef, shake bag to coat. Remove from bag shaking off excess flour.
3. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add beef and cook until browned. Place in a large casserole dish. Add garlic and onion.
4. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour over beef. Cover casserole dish.
5. Cook in preheated oven for 2-2 ½ hours or until beef is tender, stirring every 30 minutes. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: Grilled chicken chimichanga recipe

* 8 flour tortillas
* 2 grilled chicken breasts, thinly sliced
* One onion, and 2 sweet peppers sliced and sautéed until soft
* About 250 grams mozzorella cheese, grated
* Refried beans
* Vegetable oil for frying
* A flour and water paste mixed to make thick "glue"

A few easy steps to chimichanga heaven!

1. Lay out all 8 tortillas on a work surface. You're going to put all the ingredients onto these and roll them up for frying. You want to pile all the ingredients in the very center of the tortilla, not edge to edge as you would for a burrito; this is so you will be able to roll it up and seal it later.
2. Add a couple of spoonfuls of refried beans into the center of your tortillas, and then divide up all the other filling ingredients into piles on top of the beans.
3. Take one of the tortillas, and roll it over once. Add some of your flour glue to the two ends, and fold them in towards the center. Roll it again, and use some more glue to seal off the edge. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. If your tortillas are breaking, you can warm them up in the microwave a bit first, to make them more pliable.
4. Heat some oil in a skillet. You can either deep fry these, or shallow fry them in a skillet. The deep fry method is better, but most people at home prefer the shallow fry method. These instructions are for the shallow frying method. You want to add about an inch of oil to your deep skillet, and heat it up over medium heat. When hot, (a little piece of tortilla starts bubbling immediately when dropped into the oil), add your chimichangas.
5. You will probably need to do this in about three batches, as you don't want to over crowd the skillet and drop the oil temperature down too much. Fry for about 2 minute's per side, or until crispy and golden brown.

Enjoy these with your favorite salsa, hot sauces, guacamole etc. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: Mexican Mince and Potato Bake

•1 teaspoon olive oil •500g beef mince •2-3 cloves of garlic – finely sliced •1 green capsicum - chopped •1 yellow capsicum - chopped •8 spring onions (2 bunches) sliced •3 small-medium tomatoes – chopped •1 teaspoon chilli powder •1 tablespoon ground cumin •1 teaspoon garlic salt •1/2 teaspoon black pepper •1/4 teaspoon salt, •3-5 large baking potatoes, sliced thin, •3/4 cup grated tasty cheese. Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large pan, heat the oil, add the mince, capsicums and spring onions. Cook, stirring as needed, until the mince is browned and the vegetables are softened. Add tomatoes, spices and salt, cook, stirring as needed until the flavours are blended, about five minutes. Arrange layers of the potatoes and mince mixture in the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes, uncover and sprinkle evenly with the cheese. Bake until the potatoes are cooked through and the cheese is melted, about 10-15 minutes longer. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: Ming Ling meal in a pot

1kg. Mince
1 large Apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 Tbsp. Curry Powder
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
4 cups Water
1 packet Chicken Noodle Soup
2 Onions, chopped
1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Tomato Sauce
3 Tbsp. uncooked Rice
3 Carrots, grated
1 Cabbage, chopped fine

Brown mince and onions in a large pot.
Add apple, sugar, curry, sauces, rice and water and boil 15 minutes.
Add carrot, soup and cabbage.
Mix in well and cook another 15 minutes.

Serve with warm crisp rolls. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: Oven Fried Pork Chops
Ingredients:

4 trimmed pork chops.
1 medium egg.
1 cup of breadcrumbs.
3 tablespoons of soy sauce.
1 tablespoon of water.
½ teaspoon of garlic powder.
Pinch of of ground ginger.
Preparation Instructions:

Beat the egg, soy sauce, water, ginger and garlic powder together in a pie plate.

Sprinkle breadcrumbs on waxed paper.

Dip the pork chops into the egg mixture, then breadcrumbs; coating evenly on each side.

Arrange in single layer on greased sponge roll pan.

Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes.

Turn and bake for another 20 minutes until the chops are tender and no longer pink. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: Rice Stuffed
Silverbeet Leaves


Ingredients:
Big bunch of silverbeet
(preferably about 12 leaves)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 heaped Tbls of peanut butter
¼ tsp cumin seeds
1 cup rice
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 Tbls dried oregano
½ cup grated cheese (optional)
2 Tbls oil
Salt and pepper
Method:
Lightly fry the onion and cumin seeds in oil, add the
rice, fry briefly then add 2 ½ cups water and ½ a
tsp salt. Bring to the boil, turn down to a low simmer,
cover and cook for 12 mins, then turn off and leave
the pan tightly covered for a further 12 mins.
Add the peanut butter to the rice, stir to combine.
Add the cheese to the rice and peanut butter
mixture, stir to combine.
Trim the silverbeet leaves from the bunch and run
the edge of a wooden spoon along the spines of
the silverbeet, pressing firmly to crush the spines.
This makes the leaves much easier to roll up.
Divide the rice mixture between the 12 leaves
and roll them up.
Place the rolled up leaves into a shallow baking dish.
Blend the can of tomatoes with the oregano, ¼ tsp
salt and a cup of water and tip over the leaves.
Cover tightly with foil and bake at 170°C for an hour. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: rolled meat loaf

500g mince 1 egg 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs OR 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs 1 small onion finely chopped FILLING 2 boiled eggs 3/4 cup grated cheese TOPPING 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon vinegar 1. In a large bowl beat egg and add rest of ingredients. 2. Mix thoroughly, (your hand is a good tool here). 3. Spread out a sheet of greasproof paper about 30cm x 20cm and smooth out meat mixture to fit. 4. Cut eggs in quarters longways and put in a line across long side of meat nearest you, 5. Scatter cheese over. 6. Using paper to help you, roll up meat like a sponge roll, place on a baking dish with sides seam side down. 7. Mix topping ingredients and cover loaf. 8. Bake for about 1 hour at 180º. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says:
self crusting quiche

Ingredients

* 3 eggs
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 cup grated cheese
* 1 tablespoon oil
* ½ cup self raising flour
* 1½ cups milk
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* filling as desired - bacon, mushrooms, salmon, tomatoes, peppers etcÖ

Method

Preheat
oven to 150 C. Place all ingredients in a plastic container with a fitted
lid and shake for 1 minute. Add chopped filling ingredients and then pour
into a greased quiche dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: Slow Cooker Pepper Steak
2 kgs beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips ( can use gravy beef or brisket meat)
garlic powder to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cube beef bouillon (oxo)
1/4 cup hot water
1 tablespoon cornflour
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 large green peppers, roughly chopped
1 can diced tomatoes, with liquid
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste. In a large skillet
over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil and brown the seasoned beef strips.
Transfer to a slow cooker. Mix bouillon cube with hot water until dissolved,
then mix in cornflour until dissolved. Pour into the slow cooker with meat.
Add onion, green pepper, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar and salt cook for 6-8 hours on low, i serve with creamed potatoes and beans and peas. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

cricky says: stuffed chicken breasts

2 chicken breasts, put between 2 sheets of gladwrap and beat them to make them flat! Then spread them with topping like you would a pizza- you could do tomato paste, garlic, grated cheese, spinach, onions... or to be really fancy you could use cranberry sauce or spicy apricot sauce (use bit on the side watties apricot sauce!) with camembert/brie, spring onions etc etc, or even cream cheese with other stuff. then roll them up, can tie or skewer them, brush them with egg and you could even crumb them with a southern style crumb mix... bake at 180 degrees for maybe half an hour or so until cooked. Then slice them into spiral pieces and place over a risotto or flavoured cous cous and mesulin salad with cherry tomatoes! Reply

wombi

Posted by: wombi
Posted: 17th Apr 2011

wombi says: If you like tuna a good easy recipe is.......cook about 1 cup pasta, whatever shape you like, while that it is cooking mix 1 large can tuna, tin of mushrooms in butter sauce, small can of corn kernels and 1 carton sour cream, throw in a handful of grated cheese. mix the cooked pasta through it, put in an oven proof dish, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and more cheese. bake in oven until its golden brown.

we cook this for 4 people and uusally use about 2 cups of pasta. you can adjust ingredients to suit you.

hope you enjoy Reply

lpullman

Posted by: lpullman
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

wombi says: If you like tuna a good easy recipe is.......cook about 1 cup pasta, whatever shape you like, while that it is cooking mix 1 large can tuna, tin of mushrooms in butter sauce, small can of corn...

lpullman says: That sounds like what a former housemate use to make. We called it Karen's Tuna Slop because it always seemed to come out like stew. It was one of her two recipies*. We at it all up mind.

The other we called Cheese Thing. I have no idea what was in it beyond cheese. Reply

Tiger Dave

Posted by: Tiger Dave
Posted: 19th Apr 2011

Tiger Dave says: Hi all,I am a man and I love cooking,I am 65 and as I do not work full time I do most of the cooking for my wife and son (21 and a uni student) so he is always hungrey and a fussie eater.I have a long time favorite recipe that is great for these colder nights and it always sticks to your tummy. Depending on how many you are cooking for I allow two each of what I call stewing chops,I brown them in a small amount of oil,then place them into a large casarol or bakeing dish.I then add a tin of tomato soup and then half fill the empty tin with water and add that to the chops.Then you add whatever vegs you like (I use carrot,peas,celeryand either onion power or flake,(I do not like eating onion but don't mind the taste so I use power of flakes.)You can also add whatever spices you like it is a matter of taste,I use Italian Herbs and a little garlic power.I then peel a couple of potatoes and slice them into thin slices and place them on top of the mixture in the pan.I sprinkle a little Paprika onto them and cover and cook in a pre heated ovan at around 180/200c for about an hour to one and a half hours until the meat is cooked and falling off the bone.This is also very nice if you own a slow cooker.You can serve it on a bed of rice although I like mash potato.Try it I'm sure you will enjoy it,and the best part is that it will not cost an arm and a leg to prepare it. Reply

TimberAngel

Posted by: TimberAngel
Posted: 27th Apr 2011

TimberAngel says: Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions!! i have given up with the man; finally married him in december last yr though. he makes a mean hot dog and washes up when i cook! aah such is life. i on the other hand have started to incorporate more of your suggestions! Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

TimberAngel says: Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions!! i have given up with the man; finally married him in december last yr though. he makes a mean hot dog and washes up when i cook! aah such is life. i...

Captain Slog says: What's your Mate's HOT DOG Recipe?
Please let me know, and I'll trade you a couple of my own. Ta! Reply

Elle

Posted by: Elle
Posted: 5th May 2011

Elle says: My man and I made a really simple yummy dinner the other night.
We just got some of those square wrap things from the health food section of woolworths, fry-panned a chicken schnitzel (or you can use steak which is just as nice) then we sliced it up, cut up some lettuce, grated cheese, tomato, wrapped it up then put it in the sandwhich press for about 15 seconds, so yum, and easy to cook. Here's a link to the picture before we toasted them http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150166953638111&set=a.10150163373513111.298746.558968110&type=1&ref=nf Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 15th May 2011

says: hey yes im new at cooking at home for my wife but i used the cook in a bag chicken recipe cooked some home made rough cut chips and did frozen vegies in the microwave easy peazy no mess Reply

Kris

Posted by: Kris
Posted: 15th May 2011

Kris says: Amazingly I am going to say Risotto!
I always loved ordering this out but was to scared by friends horror stories to make it. I then found on a very popular Australian recipe website Oven baked risotto.
Essentially it is cooking cooking the risotto base in the oven, and then adding any extra's in after its cooked. I usually will cook up some pumpkin in a steamer while the risottos base is cooking in the oven and add some peas. Although most recipes call to cook the chicken while the risotto mix cooks in the oven, I do this first and add it in to the oven mix to allow for the flavours to develop.
Once you've got the basic idea you can start mixing it up with mushroom risotto with a bit of pancetta and spinach or any thing else.

Pop it into google, not only will you get an awesome meal, you partner will be pretty chuffed by the restaurant quality that comes out. Reply

lpullman

Posted by: lpullman
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

Kris says: Amazingly I am going to say Risotto!
I always loved ordering this out but was to scared by friends horror stories to make it. I then found on a very popular Australian recipe website Oven baked...

lpullman says: Risotto is one of the easiest things to make ever as long as you know to use the right rice (Italian arborio) and don't try to make it with any old rice. My method is to cook up the flavour stuff, add the rice and keep adding stock and cooking until it goes creamy. The real trick is knowing that it will go creamy and being willing to just keep cooking until it does.

This was my go to dish for impressing girls. it takes no real effort beyond stirring and adding stock but it needs a half hour or so of attention so it gives you something to do rather than having to make to much conversation. It's just exotic enough to be seen as sophisticated but it's easy and makes you look good.. Reply

stretch

Posted by: stretch
Posted: 14th Jun 2011

stretch says: buy a wok the first tool for the trade and can reduce messy hubbys unless he has an ohand s Reply

Jade Simpson

Posted by: Jade Simpson
Posted: 15th Jun 2011

Jade Simpson says: I make a stew and I freeze 5 meals out of it. Chop up potato, pumpkin, carrots, sweet potato and put in a large oven dish with a cover, meanwhile fry diced rump steak til brown in a pan, put this in the dish with the veges. Pour over stock (2 teaspoons to 2 cups water) and put in the oven for 1 hour at 180 degrees. It tastes great and is fairly simple. I also steam some brocolli, cabbage and green beans and add that once cooked to the cooked stew. Healthy and hearty.

Chicken fried rice with veges is easy too. Reply

trix56

Posted by: trix56
Posted: 22nd Nov 2011

trix56 says: Website - bestrecipes- have a look. Type in 1 main ingredient and see what comes up.
Oh and the rule in our house was "you cook - you don't do dishes". Not sure it works! Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 29th Feb 2012

cricky says: Hi there, what sort of meals are you looking for, as i have a tonne of recipes i could share with you. Reply

cricky

Posted by: cricky
Posted: 29th Feb 2012

cricky says: Hi there, what sort of meals are you looking for, as i have a tonne of recipes i could share with you.

cricky says: silly me lol, i have already posted some lol, lack of sleep and two sick kids makes one mummy tired lol Reply

shilto02

Posted by: shilto02
Posted: 22nd Apr 2012

shilto02 says: Why not getting him to do a BBQ regularly. Most men don't mind doing this. He could even BBQ some vegies with the meat. Either that or keep some packet side dishes available that are super easy to microwave or boil and then just get him to serve them up with the meat. It's not a great effort but it'd be a start! Reply

thedarkness

Posted by: thedarkness
Posted: 24th Apr 2012

thedarkness says: Pasta Broccoli
Boil broccoli and penne pasta with bit of salt you usually would cooking pasta.
Cut up lots of bacon into small pieces and cook on medium heat in olive oil.
When the pasta is cooked, drain the water and add too bacon.
The soft broccoli, bacon and olive oil make a simple yet delicious sauce.

An easier alternative -

Steak
Reply

thedarkness

Posted by: thedarkness
Posted: 24th Apr 2012

thedarkness says: Pasta Broccoli
Boil broccoli and penne pasta with bit of salt you usually would cooking pasta.
Cut up lots of bacon into small pieces and cook on medium heat in olive oil.
When the pasta is cooked, drain the water and add too bacon.
The soft broccoli, bacon and olive oil make a simple yet delicious sauce.

An easier alternative -

Steak
Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 26th Apr 2012

says: How about cornflake chicken. Simply dip the chicken into a salad dressing (such as honey mustard) then coat with crushed cornflakes and bake in the oven. It's quick and simple and the crispy coat of the cornflakes is beautiful. The chicken always stays pretty moist as well. Plus I have two teenage boys who LOVE this one - it's their favourite. Reply

Sil

Posted by: Sil
Posted: 29th Apr 2014

Sil says: Schnitzel - i buy a variety of meats like chicken, veal & pork, the butcher will slice them thin & smash them for you. You beat a couple eggs, add chopped garlic, parsley, salt & pepper. Throw in the meats & then crumb them in breacrumbs, or that crunchy japanese breadcrumbs. You can freeze portions too.

Bolognaise the same, make a big batch & freeze. Less mess & healthy. You can always add a bit of ricotta when serving as it goes nice with the sauce.

I always make meat balls, shred in whatever veggies you like, add egg salt & pepper, garlic & onion bit of breadcrumbs & make your meatballs, fry them or cook them in a tomato base sauce. Freeze them in balls for next time too. If you want, buy some puff pastry & roll in your mixture & cut them up & iin the oven like a sausage roll. Reply

Bazz

Posted by: Bazz
Posted: 30th Jul 2014

Bazz says: I hope he's tidied up his act a little more now. There are tons of simple recipes online these days & Youtube shows us how it's done as well. The simplest to cook is just rice, legumes & veg in a pressure cooker for a half hour. If you get it all in the right proportions & use the same settings each time, you won't even have to keep an eye on it. If you're really bad at burning things, like me, just make a salad! Reply

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