Need recipes for a friend

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SoCaliLover's picture
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Need recipes for a friend


From all of you who are much better cooks then I.

My secretary is going out for several weeks after next week for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. She is a doll and a great person. I know she lives very frugally as she is a single mom. We were discussing surprising her next week with some casseroles or stuff she can put in her fridge/freezer and not have to cook or buy groceries for a bit.

So does anyone have some recipes that I can use? EASY ONES PLEASE since I am rather incompetent in the kitchen Smile

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Stuffed shells are really easy. You just cook the noodles and put the cheese in. You use a bottled spaghetti for the sauce and they are freezable. most of the recipes online are similar. Same with a lasagna. There use to be a place here that had recipes and you went in and put together stuff to freeze at home. Everything was cut up and ready for you. I cant remember the name though.

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My Grandma's Mac & Cheese

1 box Elbow Pasta
1 bag shredded cheddar (I use more but I LOVE cheese)
1 bag shredded mozzerella
1/2 cup milk
1-2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350

Cook pasta according to directions on box but shorten the cook time about 2 minutes or so cause it's going to cook more in the oven.

Mix pasta with cheeses milk and eggs and bake in the oven for 1/2 hour or so.


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I'm going to make *some* freezer meals for when this LO comes, but being summer and all, we just don't eat that many freezer meals in the summer (and we actually don't eat many casseroles period). So, I'm going to make more marinades and sauces to freeze because we do grill a lot in the summer. I'm also making a lot of this pesto sauce, then all I'll have to do is make the pasta and grill some veggies. It would be cute if you froze it for her and gave it to her with a package of pasta Smile

Pesto (Ina Garten's recipe, the best!)

1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup pignolis (pine nuts)
3 tablespoons chopped garlic (9 cloves)
5 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups good olive oil
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Place the walnuts, pignolis, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process for 30 seconds. Add the basil leaves, salt, and pepper. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed. Add the Parmesan and puree for a minute. Serve, or store the pesto in the refrigerator or freezer with a thin film of olive oil on top.

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Tatortot Hotdish (its SUPER easy)

Brown 1lb hamburger, drain. In the pot add 1 can cream of mushroom or golden mushroom soup (we prefer the latter, sp?),can add about 1/2 cup milk too soup too just to make it a little creamier, mixed vegatables to preference, about 1-2 cups. Heat thru. Place mixture in 9 by 13 pan and top with tatortots. Bake for 45-60 min @350*.

Or a couple other things I froze for after baby were, BBQ's (or sloppy joes/taverns, whatever you call them in your area!!) Bring the meat, pack of buns, chips, and maybe a dessert!

taco meat- bring the meat and fixings for tacos maybe some spanish rice. easy peasy!

Or shepards pie, same idea as tatortot hotdish but has brown gravy, some seasonings and mashed potatos on top. I can give you more details if you are interested.

Lasagna- not too hard but I'm not a fan of putting it all together either! Smile

super easy vegatable soup. pour these 8 cans of stuff together and heat, its actually really good. 2 cans hormel chili, one with beans, one without; can campbells vegatable soup; can potatos; can green beans; can corn; can Veg-All, can stewed tomatoes.


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I like these Potato Tacos - they freeze and reheat really well. And they are pretty simple to make.