Quick and Easy dinner recipes....?
I'm looking for some simple recipes for a good and healthy dinner for my family!! My husbands work schedule is the opposite of mine and we are struggling with setting a dinner-time routine for us and our 5yr old. I think some good, easy recipes would help us out a little!!
- the old beans on toast never fails, and kids like it...............00
- This is too simple..I'm almost embarrassed..but my kids LOVE it:
Brown and drain 1 lb gr beef. Add in 2 cans of baked beans (not maple flavoured). Add 3 tbsp chili powder. Heat and then mash up most of the beans until thick. Add some of the beef/bean mixture to smaller sized tortillas.
I always have shredded Cheddar, lettuce, diced onion and tomato on the table along with sour cream. Those are our "beefy bean burritos". The kids love 'em...they're quick and cheap and reheat beautifully.00
- Tried and true.
Get a box of Oven Fry Chicken Coating Mix, get skinless boneless chicken breasts, and follow the package directions. Buy a box of Betty Crocker Scalloped Potato mix, and make that right along side the chicken. Toss together a salad. It's really good and kids like it. You can make Tacos. And Hot Turkey Sandwiches....just buy packaged turkey gravy mix and heat it up. Add 1/2 pound of Turkey Breast meat, and heat through. Put it on a hard roll, or a wedge and have french fries and a vegetable. Again...a winner with kids.00
- cook up some hamberger meat , drain make your fav biscuit mix add meat put in cake pan and bake til done using left over grease from the meat make a gravy cut bread in sqaures top with gravy00
- first you can prepare quick & easy salad all kinds of salad dress are avilable in the market then you can make main dish from the following : ckicken or meat escalopes , beef filet steak , grilled lamb or pork chops or any other kind of quick prepaing food00
- Stuffed chicken breast quick and easy three chicken breast marinade the chicken you can do this before work after work cut in half take a meat cleaver or big spoon pound the chicken take a small container of sour cream mix with cooked spinach leaves one large scoop of the sour cream mixture in the chicken wrap each piece of chicken with two strips of bacon (optional) cook on 425 for an hour. and your done P.S. most of this is prep that can be done before work, you can also go to allrecipes.com00
- quick easy dinner recipes00
- Favorite E-Z recipes you might want to try.
Good Luck & enjoy.
(And more variations of recipe)
(My personal favorites….using this recipe
are the ‘wings & ribs….ummm good!)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup catsup
1 12oz. can cola (pepsi, coke, etc.)
Put chicken in a non-stick pan.
Mix together catsup and cola, pour over chicken.
Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and cook 45 minutes.
(turning chicken a few times, while cooking...to prevent from sticking to pan)
Uncover, turn up the heat and continue to cook until the sauce
becomes thick and adheres to the chicken.
It turns into the most incredible BBQ sauce. Yummmm!
You can double the recipe and use more pieces of
chicken....wings...would be ideal...add some hot sauce....presto "Hot Wings"!
I have used Ribs, just as good.
I tried this recipe with 'meatballs'....was equally
as good...served over rice.
I found another variation.....omit the catsup and add a small jar of Salsa (any variety).
I have tried using Salsa (omitting the catsup....not).
You'd think a recipe with only '3' ingredients couldn't be messed up....wouldn't you??
Well...while I was preparing to fix the 'Cola Chicken' recipe
using Salsa.....I was also trying to carry on a conversation with my
husband...(just proves...I can't do two things at once)....mixed Salsa & Catsup (before I realized I was supposed to leave out the catsup) & Cola........still turned out really tasty (to me)...might be a little sweeter than some of you like.
I fixed chicken wings, (using the above recipe)
but...I added the spices from a MILD (I don't care for "HOT") Buffalo Wings packet...(the kind you get to bake in the oven).....I thought it was really good.....(but you/I can't find a 'bad' way to fix chicken).
Finally....!! I fixed the 'SALSA' chicken......that's good , too.
Another (bright)idea.....I thought of trying......replace the
catsup with a bottle of Shrimp Cocktail Sauce...and add a bag of (pop corn) shrimp.....!
Fixed the shrimp with cocktail sauce......eh...wasn't all that
great...was OK...probably won't be fixing it again.
Also tried beef stew cuts......that was pretty good.....I can see
myself making this again.
Served both over rice.....think the stew cuts would have been just as
good over noodles.
Gonna try some butterfly cut pork chopes…..or boneless chops…or pork steaks……should be good!
Try little cocktail wieners/sausages…for appetizers.
CRUNCHY ONION CHICKEN
1 1/3 cups French’s Original French Fried Onions
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 egg, beaten
Onions in a plastic bag.
Chicken in egg
With onion crumbs, press firmly to adhere to chicken.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place chicken on lightly greased baking pan.
Sprinkle with additional onion crumbs, if desired.
Bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center.
4 boneless/skinless chicken breast (or any pieces you like)
1 can cream of mushroom soup.
1 can water
Place chicken in crock pot (or sauce pan for stove top cooking)
mix soup & 1 can of water together
pour over chicken
cook on medium heat until boiling then reduce heat and cook until chicken is really tender & falling apart.
Serve over noodles or rice or dressing....or???
Your choice of beef (to fit crock-pot)
1 pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
1 pkg. dry Italian dressing mix
1 pkg. dry Brown Gravy mix
1 cup water
Put beef in pot.
Mix together all the dry mixes….then add water …pour over meat and cover & cook on high 4-6 hours.
Until meat is tender.
The first time I mad it I didn’t have the Italian Dressing mix….so I added a pkg. of Onion Soup Mix….I have to say I liked that better.
If you use more water you might want to add more Brown Gravy mix….to make a thicker sauce. Was gonna add
potatoes and carrots…but never got around to it.
OLD SETTLER’S BEANS
1/2 lb. ground beef1/2 lb. bacon
1 chopped onion
Brown in skillet and drain excess grease.
16 oz. can Red Kidney Beans (drained)
24 oz. can Pork & Beans (drained)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup Catsup
2 TBLS. Molasses
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Mix Thoroughly !
Cook in a crock pot until...hot...hot...hot!
(I’ve not made this one yet)
EASY BEEF STROGANOFF
3/4 lb lean ground beef
1 jar Heinz HomeStyle Savory Beef Gravy (12 oz Jar)
1 can mushrooms, drained (7 oz can)
1/2 cup sour cream
4-6 cups hot cooked noodles
salt & pepper, to taste
In a medium skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until browned and thoroughly cooked. Carefully drain liquids and return to stovetop. Stir in Gravy and mushrooms, and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream, until thoroughly combined. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately over hot noodles.
Preparation Time: 1-15 minutes
Cook Time: 25+ minutes
"Corny Beanie Weenies."
(from a country preacher in Mississippi…wife & 2 teenage sons)
Mix one can of good baked beans
We use a good sized can of beans (14-16 ounces, I think) and
get a kind that we like (maybe with brown sugar, onion, and bacon).
There are several kinds of good baked beans.
and a package of Oscar Meier Weiners (all sliced up).
with a can of whole kernel corn (drained)
Any way, heat up these three ingredients, and serve with brown bread
(maybe toasted ?) and a glass of milk.
It doesn't get any easier than this, and is suprisingly good!
Hint from pattsywattsy:
1.)Might put ingredients in a casserole dish and top with corn muffin mix.
2.)Substitute a pound of cooked ground beef….gr.turkey…smkd. sausage…rename to…??
Kreamy Kool-Aid Pie
1-(6 g) package un sweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix
1-(14 oz.)can sweetened condensed milk
1-(8 oz)container Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed.
1-(9 inch) Graham Cracker Pie Crust (or Cookie crust)
Cool Whip for top (optional)
1. In a medium bowl mix Kool-Aid and condensed milk, thoroughly.
2. Fold in Cool Whip.
4. If desired, spread more Cool Whip on top.
5. Chill for a minimum of 4 hours.
I’ve used: Strawberry…Cherry…Lemon-lime (Key-Lime Pie)….Lemonade (Lemon Pie…might add some yellow food coloring for a more lemony look.)
E-Z Cake Recipes
NO EGGS, NO OIL, NO WATER .......JUST 1 12oz. SODA AND Cake MIX.
CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX.......CHERRY SODA (BLACK FOREST)
ORANGE CAKE MIX….ORANGE SODA
PINEAPPLE MIX….PINEAPPLE SODA
SPICE MIX…..ROOT BEER SODA ETC
POUR CAKE MIX IN BOWL
ADD SODA USE LOAF CAKE PAN
BAKE 350 DEGREES AS BOX SAYS.
(P.S.PREPARE PAN WITH SPRAY)
Your choice of frostings or use cool whip.
ROBERT REDFORD DESSERT
INGREDIENTS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOTTOM LAYER:
Melt 1 stick butter
Add 1/2 cup nuts and 1 cup flour.
Press into bottom of lightly greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Blend together 1 8oz. package cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Fold in 1/2 small tub Cool Whip. Mix well.
Mix together until mixture begins to thicken:
1 large package vanilla instant pudding & 1 large package instant chocolate pudding with 3 cups milk.
Spread on middle layer and chill to set. Spread remaining cool whip on top & garnish with nuts & grated chocolate if desired.
1 pound bag of Oreo’s
1 large box of instant vanilla pudding
1 small container of Cool Whip
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
1.) Crush 3/4 bag of Oreo’s and spread in 9 x 13 baking dish.
2.) Make pudding as directed on package.
3.) Add Cool Whip & sugar, spread over crushed Oreo’s.
4.) Crush remaining Oreo’s and sprinkle on top of pudding mixture. Refrigerate.
I usually double the recipe....never any left-overs.
Use instant Banana pudding or vanilla pudding fix by directions on box.
Cool Whip...add to pudding mix thoroughly.
Line serving dish with a layer of vanilla wafers (a row up the sides of dish, also.)
Add a layer of sliced of bananas
Gently cover with a layer of 1/2 pudding mixture.
Make a second layer of wafers, bananas & pudding.
Top with some toasted coconut and/or crushed vanilla wafers.
Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches
2 whole graham crackers
Spread a thin layer of Cool Whip on 1 whole cracker….top with remaining cracker….freeze.
Make several at a time.
Melt some chocolate and drizzle over top before freezing.
If you like these recipes……
Find more quick – simple – E-Z – few ingredient….recipes…at E-Z Cookin’ group:
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Pat in Indiana….
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