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    Let's share some recipes!

    I know a lot of us are having a hard time finding the energy to cook these days but hopefully this thread will inspire us to make some good homemade food!

    Please share your favorite recipes!



    PS - post pictures!
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    This is sooo good. Definitly try it out!

    Risotto with sun-dried tomatoes and asparagus

    What you need:

    2 cups chicken stock
    3 cups water
    1/4 cup butter, divided
    1/2 cup onion, chopped
    1 cup Arborio rice
    1/3 cup white wine (I used sauvignon blanc)
    3/4 lb. asparagus, 1 inch slices ( I only used 1/2 lb. I felt 3/4 lb was a bit much last time)
    1/2 cup julienne cut sun dried tomatoes (not packed in oil. I like the California Sun Dry brand, that's where I got this recipe. I also diced it up a bit)
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan. (Try to use good quality! Really worth it!)
    White pepper

    What to do:

    Heat the water and stock in a saucepan until boiling, reduce heat to simmer and keep warm. In a large saucepan (or non-stick 14 inch skillet), heat 2 tbsps. of butter over medium heat, add onions and cook until soft. Add rice and stir 2-3 minutes. Add wine and stir until absorbed.

    Increase heat to medium high and add 1 cup of water-broth mix and stir until absorbed. Continue stirring and adding liquid 1 cup at a time, allowing each cup to be absorbed before adding more. Before adding last cup of broth, stir in asparagus and sun dried tomatoes, then broth. Stir until rice is tender and mixture is creamy.

    Stir in cream, 1/4 cup of cheese, pepper and remaining butter. Serve with remaining cheese sprinkled on top.
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    This is the best beef stew ever and so easy to make.

    Classic Beef Stew

    What you need:

    4 pounds bottom round, well trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/3 cup olive oil (plus more if needed)
    2 large onions, diced (2 cups)
    1 6-ounce can tomato paste
    1 cup dry red wine
    1 pound potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
    1/2 pound baby carrots (about 2 cups) $
    2 cups beef broth
    1 tablespoon kosher salt
    1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
    1 bay leaf
    1 cup frozen peas, thawed

    What to do:

    Coat the beef in the flour. Heat a few tablespoons of the oil in a large (cast iron) skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the meat, a few pieces at a time, adding more oil as necessary. Transfer to a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add the onions to the skillet and cook over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and coat the onions; transfer to the cooker. Pour the wine into the skillet and scrape up any browned bits; add to the cooker. Stir in the potatoes, carrots, broth, salt, thyme, and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low heat for 7 1/2 hours, or on high for 4 hours. Add the peas and heat through.
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    Mmmmm, those both look really good. I'll have to try them
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    Those sound awesome! I will make them soon!

    So I don't know if these really qualify as recipes (since they are so freaking easy!), but they are yummy and we eat them all of the time (including last night). Maybe more like "meal ideas?" LOL

    Taco Pork Chops -
    4-6 pork chops
    1 pkg taco seasoning

    Spread taco seasoning on both sides of pork chops (I usually spoon a bit on, and then spread with a spoon). Grill pork chops on the grill until cooked through (5-7 minutes on each side)

    Pesto Tomatoes

    Roma tomatoes, halved
    Olive Oil
    Sea Salt
    Pre-made Pesto
    Shredded Parmesan Cheese
    Panko Bread Crumbs

    Pre-heat oven to 500. Cut Roma tomatoes in half, and place on a baking sheet with the cut side up. If you are having trouble getting them to stand up that way, cut a small slice out of the bottom to make a more flat surface. Brush lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes, until tomatoes are starting to break down a bit. Take out, and add a spoonful of pesto to each one. Top with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of panko bread crumbs. Bake for about 5 minutes, until the panko/parm starts to brown.
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    Mmmm....that sounds really good! I'm going to have to try that soon. Thanks!!

    BEST Pulled pork!!! Seriously, it's so easy and soooo yummy.

    Pulled pork

    What you need:

    1 2-lb boneless pork loin roast
    Season salt
    Garlic powder
    1/2 can Coca-cola
    1/2 cup BBQ sauce

    What to do:

    Sprinkle the roast generously with season salt & garlic powder. Place it in the slow cooker on high for a 3-4 hours, then add the soda and BBQ sauce, turn the heat to low, and keep cooking for 4 hours, or until the pork falls apart easily when pulled with two forks.

    Serve on soft white rolls/buns/flour tortilla with baked beans and corn or the cob. Reserve some of the juice to use as sauce. So good!
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    California Shrimp Tacos

    Season (to taste) and Saute or Grill whole shrimp (we like to grill on a skewer but sometimes it's easier to just pull out a skillet)
    Flour or Corn Tortillias warmed
    Mango/Corn Salsa - see below
    Cabbage Slaw - homemade with or without dressing (your taste, we like the dressing)

    Mango/Corn Salsa -

    Grill 1 ear of corn so it is slightly charred, cut corn off stalk
    Dice 1 fresh advocado
    Dice 1 fresh Mango
    If Desired - Dice red onion and/or jalapano
    Salt to taste
    Juice of 1 lime

    Make Taco's to taste as needed
    Sometimes we also make fresh Quac and use it as well in the mix
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    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love shrimp and fish tacos. I'm going to try these soon!
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    What's for dinner everyone?

    I'm going to be making this. I'll let you guys know how it turns out. I'll try to remember to take a pic too!

    Green Bean and Chicken Casserole

    What you need:

    1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
    1/4 cup milk
    1 cup herb-seasoned stuffing crumbs
    1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb), cut into 1-inch-wide strips
    2 cups Green Giant? frozen cut green beans, thawed (I'm using canned)

    What to do:

    Heat oven to 350F. Lightly spray 11x7-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix soup and milk until well blended. In another small bowl, mix stuffing crumbs and melted butter.

    In baking dish, layer chicken, green beans, soup mixture and stuffing mixture.

    Bake uncovered about 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and mixture is hot and bubbly.


    *For a taste of Thanksgiving, add 1/2 teaspoon ground sage to the soup mixture.

    A fruit salad with poppy seed dressing would complement this casserole.
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    I'm trying to think of an easy quick dinner for tonight, but I am going to make this recipe tomorrow:

    Chicken With Mushroom Gravy

    4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
    1 can (12 oz) mushroom gravy
    1 cup 2% milk
    1 can 8 oz mushroom stems and peices, drained
    1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilis
    1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
    1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed

    In your slow cooker, combine all ingredients except the cream cheese. Cook on low 4-4 1/2 hours.

    Stir in cream cheese, cover and cook about 15 minutes longer until cheese is melted.

    I will serve with rice, and steamed green beans and carrots.

    Jina, your casserole looks YUM! DH HATES casserole, so I usually avoid it, but he is going to be working late 2 nights next week for Back to School activities, so I think I may try it out next week when we're on our own for dinner.
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