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Okay, I'm totally stealing this idea from one of the other boards (I think it was July?). I love the idea of sharing dinner ideas and recipes with each other! I'm personally especially interested in high-protein easy recipes that I can throw in the crockpot before work.

This is what I'm doing before work tomorrow:

1 pound ground beef
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 medium onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 packet taco seasoning

Brown beef and onions, throw into crockpot on low for 8 hours! I'll probably serve with rice since I'm kind of a carb-a-holic. And we'll have lunch for the next day, too Smile

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Sounds yummy! I love tacos- i will have to make that!

We had chicken stir fry today. It was a good day- most kids liked it! Wink

4 boneless chicken breasts
broccoli flowerettes ( don't have spellcheck on this laptop)
fresh pea pods
carrots sliced lenghtwise ( I use baby carrots)
sliced mushrooms
bean sprouts

Stir fry with your favorite sauce. First do the chicken pieces, then the veggies. Serve over rice.

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Oh both those sound really yummo!

I always buy those recipe base packs, so I don't actually have any recipes to share, lol!

I do however have a yummy banana cake recipe: You will have to do the conversions unfortunately as its all in metric.

125 g butter,softened

3/4 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

2 large, ripe bananas, mashed

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp boiling milk

1 1/4 cups self-raising flour, sifted

1. Preheat oven to 150°C fan bake. Grease a 22cm ring cake tin. Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until pale, then add eggs, one at a time. Stir in mashed bananas.

2. Dissolve baking soda in boiling milk and stir into beaten mixture. Fold in the sifted flour. Spoon mixture into the prepared cake tin, smoothing the surface.

3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from tin and spread with chocolate icing (recipe follows), once cold.

Chocolate icing

50g softened butter 1 cup icing sugar, sifted 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted 2 tbsp boiling water

1. Beat butter and icing suger together in a bowl.

2. Add cocoa and boiling water and beat until creamy.

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Mmm one thing I will say DH and I figured out that it's REALLY easy to make your own taco seasoning. The packets are so high in sodium and DH has high BP in his family so we're pretty careful. We've found playing with different recipes online we like taco/chili/burrito/fajita seasonings best when we make them ourselves. And you can store them in a little tupperware so they are ready to go when you are!

DH does 99.9% of our cooking. I HATE to cook. I get no enjoyment at all from it. But he is really good. Smile

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This is what I'm planning tomorrow night...I've been really struggling to eat meat and I think that this might go a bit better since the meat will be soft from the slow-cooking. The alcohol content is DEFINITELY cooked off so no worries about the FAS risk.

Boeuf Bourguignon

3 pounds beef stew meat
6 slices bacon, diced--no need to cook
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, sliced in rings
1 cup carrots (chopped or baby, your choice)
4 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cups red wine (you can use non-alcoholic if you wish)

Toss ingredients in crockpot, cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 4-5.

I took the recipe and modified it slightly from here:

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Mmmm...they all sound great, except for chicken...I've got an aversion to chicken that is EVEN worse since I caught our grill on fire yesterday with the whole chicken I was cooking on it...well, the chicken caught on fire, then the smoker box with mesquite chips, then the grease tray...I thought someone was burning garbage on a nice day and went out ready to complain, and saw the stench was coming from my grill. So no chicken for me for a LONG time. Sad

Anyhow, I made pulled pork sammies today.
-2 pork tenderloins
-ground spices: garlic, paprika, cumin, chili powder
-bbq sauce-I love Sweet Baby Ray's
-Franks' Red Hot
-small dinner rolls

1. Rub spices on pork loins.
2. Brown them well in a skillet with olive oil.
3. Put in crock pot with a good amount of bbq sauce, a dash of franks red hot, and a little bit of water. Cook on low for 6 hours.
4. At about 5 hours, pull pork apart with forks. Add more bbq sauce.
5. Cut rolls in half, brown in skillet with a little olive oil. Put pork and some coleslaw on roll and enjoy!!!

This is one of my favorite things to make. Not that healthy, so its only a few times a year...

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I just remembered this other recipe which super easy to make, for even those novice bakers!

This is really easy to make, the beer evaporates out since it is cooked. Saw it being made on Good Morning and decided to try it out. Again all the measurements are metric

For 1 loaf (4-6 servings):

3 cups (420g) self-raising flour

1/2 cup grated tasty cheese

1-2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

355ml can or bottle of beer

about 1 Tbsp of oil (optional)

Preheat the oven to 180?C.

Measure the flour into a large bowl. Spoon the flour from the bag into the measuring cup, rather than scooping it straight from the bag so it is not too densely packed - this can make a big difference to the total weight of flour used, as too much will make a dry loaf.

Add the grated cheese, sugar (use the larger quantity if using a dryish beer, and less if using a sweeter more malty beer). Toss together the dry ingredients to combine, then add the beer.

Stir everything together until the mixture looks more or less uniform and will hold together.

Oil or non-stick spray a 6-7 cup capacity loaf tin. Tip in the dough, roughly levelling the top. Brush the top with a little oil for more even browning, if you like, then place the loaf in the oven.

Bake for 45-60 minutes until the top is golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing