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Old 01-19-2013, 04:03 PM   #31
Mmmm. Good Toast.

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Pressure cooker? I'll have to look into that. I used to have a crock pot but I'll have to get another one. Thanks for the idea.

Not to live vicariously through my son.... but..... he did have 22 points, 19 rebounds, and 5 blocks today! Just saying, lol.

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My son's monster....I mean mother, and I divorced when he was 3. She had him almost exclusively from that time until around age 13. she filled his head with lies (literally lies) and managed to get him pretty messed up emotionally.

He came to live with me when he was 14 and stayed with me until 19. During that time we worked through a lot of issues together, I helped him establish his values, morals and work ethic. At 19 he moved into his own apartment and almost immediately wanted into a house.

At Age 22 he purchased the house two doors down from me. He is 25 now, has a great future in management with a local restaraunt chain. Sinc ethe day he moved out at 19 all the way through purchasing his house the kid has never once asked for a dime. I feel like I did okay in those formative years.

Oh, did I mention that when he was getting financed for the house, his credit check revealed that his monster, I mean mother, had stolen his idientity and obtained 3 credit cards in his name and had maxed them out?

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:07 PM   #33
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Well done Armour sounds like you raised one hell of a man.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #34
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:21 AM   #35
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Hello Gentlemen! Here is a quick recipe when time is tight but you don't want drive-thru. It's called Brownie Stew (from a Girl Scout Leader). It is a one pot meal that was easy to do when camping (I added the pasta and jar sauce). Definately not fancy cooking but more like comfort food. Skip the pasta and/or biscuits if you are watching carbs.

For my family of 4 I use the following & we always have leftovers:

3lbs ground beef
4-10oz cans campbells alphabet vege soup
1 jar pasta sauce (use your fav brand & small jar is all you need)
1lb elbow pasta (I have even used broken spaghetti)
Pilsbury biscuits
Butter

1) Cook pasta acording to package directions. Drain and set aside.

2) In large skillet brown the ground beef. When cooked completely pour into a collander to drain some of the grease.

3) This is when I put biscuits into the oven to cook per pkg directions

4) Now return the cooked beef to the skillet and pour in the 4 cans of soup and pasta sauce. Stir and heat through.

5) Serve in a bowl over pasta with buttered biscuits on the side.

There are so many ways to alter this dish to suit your tastes/needs/supplies on hand. Hope someone can use this.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:07 AM   #36
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Much appreciated. I'll have to give it a whirl.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:16 AM   #37
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Good Morning! Just a side note - this is an easy one for younger kids to help you cook.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:18 PM   #38
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Single dad here. Part-time for now (every other weekend). My crowd favorite is chicken wings and pan fries. I usually buy the wingettes (cut wings) and fry them up. A little garlic salt and a flour dredge does the trick. After frying all the wings, I drain all but enough oil to coat the pan and drop in potatoes and cover. The potatoes actually steam, but if you stir them every five minutes, they do crisp up. We have this every other weekend. My kids are finicky eaters but love my chicken.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:26 PM   #39
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Welcome to the sanctuary.

I will say I like doing wings but for some reason my 15 yo son wants to go to Hooters instead. Lol
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I will say I like doing wings but for some reason my 15 yo son wants to go to Hooters instead. Lol
My kids are a bit younger. 5 and 3.

Another easy recipe:

Bag (12 oz) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
3/4 stick butter
1 packet fajita or taco seasoning

Melt butter in large (10"+) frying pan. Allow to get hot enough to bubble dump in thawed, drained shrimp and spread to a single layer. Allow to cook for 2 minutes. Stir/flip shrimp and dump in seasoning of choice. Allow to cook for additional 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through. Serve.

My kids can't get enough shrimp. I have watched both of them make themselves miserable on it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:05 PM   #41
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My kids are a bit younger. 5 and 3.

Another easy recipe:

Bag (12 oz) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
3/4 stick butter
1 packet fajita or taco seasoning

Melt butter in large (10"+) frying pan. Allow to get hot enough to bubble dump in thawed, drained shrimp and spread to a single layer. Allow to cook for 2 minutes. Stir/flip shrimp and dump in seasoning of choice. Allow to cook for additional 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through. Serve.

My kids can't get enough shrimp. I have watched both of them make themselves miserable on it.
Or you could save yer arteries and use a tablespoon of olive oil!
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:08 PM   #42
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My kids grub on the bbq tri tip and burgers
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:23 PM   #43
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Thanks. I guess my biggest issue is time.
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Been there done that.
I am now a proud father of a 19 year old son.
Get them addicted to ramen.
They can make it themselves in a few minutes.
However, our favorite was Chicken Pot Pie.
Even though it contained vegetables, he still ate it.
Chicken pot pie:
Dice and pan fry a big chicken breast
Throw in a 2 can of cream of “whatever” campbell’s soup
Throw in 1 can of “veg-all”
Mix it all together
In a 9” round glass pie pan, place 1 layer of Pillbury’s pie crust
Fill it up with the mixture
Put the other pie crust on top, roll the edges, pierce the top with a fork
Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until top is golden brown
CHEAP AND EASY
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Or you could save yer arteries and use a tablespoon of olive oil!
Olive oil isn't that good for shrimp. It absorbs into sea food and is actually worse for you than butter.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:02 PM   #46
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Get them addicted to ramen.
Lol, he does love the ramen, I just can't let him eat that all the time. I had to do that in the past and I don't want him to have to live on it too. lol
Thanks for the idea.
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Hobo Stew...or at least sorta.

2 lbs ground beef...brown and drain.

1 package of matchstick carrots

2 packages of shredded hash browns

1 large can Cream of Chicken Soup

Onion diced and garlic powder (optional and to taste)

Throw it in a pot...or an electric fry pan. Cook covered until carrots are done. Can be sped up by microwaving carrots and hash browns prior to the pot...

Double or triple the ingredients...cook and freeze in some gallon freezer bags...keeps a month or two easy...and heats up quickly for those "oh damn...I forgot supper" moments.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #48
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Appreciate all these.
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We all have had our ramen days, mine were in college.
My son just loves the stuff even if there is other decent food around.
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We all have had our ramen days, mine were in college.
My son just loves the stuff even if there is other decent food around.
Ahh i remember those days. Not that far in the past for me. Didnt have a pot to piss in after my divorce. Took me for everything plus $1500 a month support. Had to sleep in my rig at work
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:54 AM   #51
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Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches...

Those were my staple in college. Lived close to a processing plant that we could get bacon ends and pieces for a pittance. They were so easy to oven cook the bacon...

Still love them to this day! Even turkey bacon in them is good!
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Love me some bacon. I'll pass on the tomato though. I figure ketchup, salsa, pizza and pasta sauces are their best uses. lol

Also made me think of breakfast for dinner. Pancakes are always easy.
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Here's another easy one - pesto ravioli:
frozen ravioli
2 pkg Knorr pasta sauce mix - pesto or creamy pesto (you can stretch 1 per lb of pasta but I double it.)
Olive oil (or vege oil)
Water
Chicken cutlets, diced
Bag of Frozen veges (your choice or skip it)

In small pot add sauce mix, water & oil per pkg directions.
While ravioli is boiling, saute diced chicken in deep skillet w/olive oil until thoroughly cooked.
Drain ravioli when done and add to cooked chicken in skilket.
Pour in sauce mix and heat together for another min before serving.
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I'm actually putting together a lasagna for the church's post-fast banquet tomorrow night. Very simple.

2 jars pasta sauce
2 pounds Italian sausage
1 box lasagna noodles (oven ready is fine)
1 large container (16oz) cottage cheese
1 large container (24oz) ricotta cheese
1 pound bag shredded Mozzarella
1 jar (8oz) shredded Parmesan

Brown and drain sausage. Mix with both jars sauce. Mix cottage and ricotta cheeses in bowl. Spoon very small amount of sauce mixture into bottom of large glass baking dish or disposable lasagna pan. Place one layer of noodles into pan. Spread in 1/2 of cottage cheese/ricotta cheese mix. Layer in some Mozzarella and Parmesan. Top with sauce and another layer of noodles. Repeat. For top layer, put in noodles, cover with sauce mixture, remaining mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 375 for 60-75 minutes, uncovering for last 15 minutes to brown cheese a little if desired. Makes a ton of servings and warms up nicely.
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3 lb chuck

Small yellow or red potatoes. ( small like an egg) about a pound.

Big carrots. The bigger the better

Onion quartered

Whole mushrooms.

A couple cloves garlic.

About two cups water.

Put in pressure cooker high heat. When pressure builds reduce heat a little. Cook 40 minutes at full pressure. When done release pressure and let it sit untill pressure is gone

Remove lid add some whorstishire And beef broth and a couple of teaspoons cornstarch. Stir lightly till thick.
Fantastic stew in less than an hour. With left overs.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:55 PM   #56
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I'm printing all these off. Thanks guys.
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3 lb chuck

Small yellow or red potatoes. ( small like an egg) about a pound.

Big carrots. The bigger the better

Onion quartered

Whole mushrooms.

A couple cloves garlic.

About two cups water.

Put in pressure cooker high heat. When pressure builds reduce heat a little. Cook 40 minutes at full pressure. When done release pressure and let it sit untill pressure is gone

Remove lid add some whorstishire And beef broth and a couple of teaspoons cornstarch. Stir lightly till thick.
Fantastic stew in less than an hour. With left overs.
Now THAT sounds good.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #58
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How do they eat sooo much? Lol. We did a hibachi restaurant less than 1.5 hours ago. He just went in for a bowl of cereal. I feel like I won't have to eat for 3 day.
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How do they eat sooo much? Lol. We did a hibachi restaurant less than 1.5 hours ago. He just went in for a bowl of cereal. I feel like I won't have to eat for 3 day.
Oh man, my 16 year old son is 6-1 and can eat like a horse especially during soccer.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:35 PM   #60
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Oh man, my 16 year old son is 6-1 and can eat like a horse especially during soccer.
Lol, I ain't small, but even the real big dude next to me was impressed with how much he ate.

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