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JoeEkaitis
03-31-2005, 06:59 PM
Recipes you cook regularly, because there's hardly any time to cook when you're busy editing or just wasting time in front of the computer when you SHOULD be editing.

JoeEkaitis
03-31-2005, 07:00 PM
Lazy Man's Red Beans and Rice

1 envelope onion soup mix
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (may also be labeled Soul Seasoning)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 lb. dry small red beans or kidney beans
1 lb. smoked sausage, thinly sliced or cross-cut into quarter-circle wedges
6 cups water

1 or 2 cups of raw white rice
Chicken broth (optional)

Mix it all together in a slow cooker and let it simmer on High for 6 hours. Stir for 2 minutes before serving (this purees some of the beans and thickens the mixture).

In your rice cooker, cook up 1 cup of raw rice if you're serving this as a side dish or 2 cups as a main course. Substitute chicken broth for water if desired as an added flavor kick.

For a side dish, stir the cooked rice into the sausage and bean mixture. As a main course, ladle the mixture over a bed of rice.

Now, are you planning to make cornbread to go along with this? Say no more! Be right over! :)

robeiae
03-31-2005, 07:12 PM
Lazier Man's Complete and Highly Nutritious Dinner:

1 Phone
1 Wad of crumpled bills
1 Phone book

First, look in the phone book for the nearest Chinese take-out place. Next, dial the number as it appers in the book on the phone. Then order one from column A and two from column B. Wait 20-40 minutes, depending on altitude. Answer doorbell, pay delivery man with wad of crumpled bills, being careful to tip generously. Open package carefully, as it may be hot. Stuff your lazy butt.

Rob

Nivvie
03-31-2005, 07:34 PM
Even Lazier Person's Meal.

Look at husband/wife/life partner/neighbour with hollow, empty eyes. Clutch stomach and let out small whine.

Await service.


Failing that cereal's always a winner with me.

Poppy
03-31-2005, 07:55 PM
It's not enough that I have to write, I have to eat too?

j/k

How about some popcorn made by the kind folks here at AW? :popcorn:

Richard
03-31-2005, 07:58 PM
I favour the "Everything Is Fine After 30 Minutes In The Oven While I Watch TV" diet.

CACTUSWENDY
03-31-2005, 08:00 PM
:snoopy: ...Rob...we would make great roomies....my kind of guy.:Trophy:

Alphabeter
03-31-2005, 08:03 PM
Even Lazier Person's Meal.
Look at husband/wife/life partner/neighbour with hollow, empty eyes. Clutch stomach and let out small whine.
Await service.

That may seem lazy, but the initial attraction and later care and tending of said "other" can be very non-writing-time-consuming.

Not to mention it can take a long time.

Then you gotta train 'em. Even more non-writing-time-consuming.

I'm with Rob-go with the Food Escorts and tip highly so you're at the top of the route. Which allows for more writing-time and therefore more income-earning.

Poppy
03-31-2005, 08:11 PM
Our idea of "take-out" around these parts (since nobody delivers here) is to take a gun out into the back yard and shoot something, then clean it and cook it, of course. I don't do those first two though, that's my husband's "job."

Poppy
03-31-2005, 08:12 PM
Oh yeah, and there's always roadkill. :D

robeiae
03-31-2005, 08:16 PM
Our idea of "take-out" around these parts (since nobody delivers here) is to take a gun out into the back yard and shoot something, then clean it and cook it, of course.

Remind me not to move in next door; I'd hate to drop by for "dinner."

Poppy
03-31-2005, 08:43 PM
Bet you'd taste good with gravy. ;)

maestrowork
03-31-2005, 08:45 PM
Three eggs
Crack them
Splatter on pan
Place over fire
Sear until black

Spookster
03-31-2005, 09:11 PM
Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken

Prep time: 5 mins.

Place chicken peices (whatever you're preference) into a baking pan. Pour favorite flavored BBQ over chicken and cover with foil. Place dish into oven, set at 375. Rinse potatoes and place in oven. Let cook for 45 minutes. (Continue writing while food cooks itself).

Serve with pre-packaged salad and microwave-nuked veggies of your preference.

Pretend you are exhausted when serving family. They will feel guilty and clean up for you. ;)

SRHowen
03-31-2005, 11:31 PM
The cats bring me water bugs--the big brown shinny ones with wings--do those count?

Shawn

Fractured_Chaos
04-01-2005, 02:05 AM
Cook? :eek:


Okay, okay...Yes, I cook.

Here's one of my fav recipes to use when I don't have much time:

1 lb of smoked sausage, sliced however thick you want it.

Take about 2lbs of frozen stir-fry veggies (or whatever veggie combo you like), and cook according to directions.

Add the sausage just before done.

Quick-cooking rice, with 1 tbs ginger (up to 5 servings-worth), slivered almonds, optional.

mix 1/4 c teriaki, or soy sauce with a dash of tobascco and a bit of garlic (to taste), and a pinch of cornstarch.

Pour into the sausage veggie mix, and toss well so everything is covered.

Serve the stir-fry on top of the rice.

Chill the left-overs.

rtilryarms
04-01-2005, 02:13 AM
That is exactly my quickie fav. Just make sure it's Kielbasa sausage [slurp]

rtilryarms
04-01-2005, 02:15 AM
That is exactly my quickie fav. Just make sure it's Kielbasa sausage [slurp]

uh...settle down guys we're taling about dinner favorites ....OK?

Rob-rite
04-01-2005, 02:35 AM
Oh yeah, and there's always roadkill. :D

Where I live, that would mean hedgehog. Would make a change from chicken I suppose.

:horse: (Imagine this as rather a large hedgehog. With no spikes)

arrowqueen
04-01-2005, 02:37 AM
Cheese and toast.

Fractured_Chaos
04-01-2005, 02:47 AM
That is exactly my quickie fav. Just make sure it's Kielbasa sausage [slurp]

I'm weird, I like the smoked sausage better than kielbasa. But sometimes I'll use the CAJUN smoked. *EG*

Fractured_Chaos
04-01-2005, 02:48 AM
uh...settle down guys we're taling about dinner favorites ....OK?

We were? :Huh:
















:wag:

ritinrider
04-01-2005, 03:32 AM
"Oh yeah, and there's always roadkill."

Funny you should mention that Poppy. Hubby was miffed at me a couple of weeks ago for now telling him there was fresh road-kill available. But honestly, it was 6a.m. I didn't figure he wanted to get up, get dressed, go load the animal, then skin it and cut it up by himself, also, I didn't think I killed it. I stopped the car, a few feet up when there was a place to pull over and checked the car out. Looked like minor damage there, glanced back toward where the deer would be, didn't see it, figured I'd just hit the back of it and it countinued on it's way. Of course the fact it was still dark could explain why I didn't see a brown animal lying dead in the ditch of brown dirt, and weeds.

A couple of days later when I 'fessed up about hitting the animal he looked at me with that look, "where?" I told him he nodded, "you were the one huh? You killed it you know"?

"No, I didn't."

"Yep. Saw it in the ditch when I went to town yesterday." Then he looked at me and said, "why didn't you call me?"

Oh, did I mention we already have plenty of venison (that's road kill for you squeamish people) in the freezer from the hunting season that just ended a couple of months ago.

Nita

VA Buckeye
04-01-2005, 03:35 AM
Lazier Man's Complete and Highly Nutritious Dinner:

1 Phone
1 Wad of crumpled bills
1 Phone book

First, look in the phone book for the nearest Chinese take-out place. Next, dial the number as it appers in the book on the phone. Then order one from column A and two from column B. Wait 20-40 minutes, depending on altitude. Answer doorbell, pay delivery man with wad of crumpled bills, being careful to tip generously. Open package carefully, as it may be hot. Stuff your lazy butt.

Rob

This made me spit moo shu chicken on the screen. :roll:

WhisperingBard
04-01-2005, 03:56 AM
Okay, this one is super simple and will fool your family into thinking you spent some quality time in the kitchen.

Quick Italian Chicken
You need:

1 package of chicken (breasts, wings, legs, whatever you prefer)
1 package of Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix
cooked rice

Just mix up the Italian Dressing according to the package, EXCEPT instead of using the required 1/2 cup of oil, replace it with 1/4 cup of oil, and add an additional 1/2 cup of water.

Pour mixture over chicken (I remove the skin, but that's a personal preference) and bake. (Probably 30-40 minutes at 350, depending on the size of your chicken pieces.)

Serve chicken and sauce over the rice. (A little fresh broccoli zapped in the microwave goes great with this.)

P.S. If you really want to be lazy, just buy a small bottle of ready-made Italian Dressing, any brand, and pour that over the chicken instead.

WVWriterGirl
04-01-2005, 07:41 AM
"Dump Soup"

1 large can Veg-All mixed vegetables (DO NOT drain)
1 can corned beef (not the fresh kind in the meat locker, the kind in the "canned meat" aisle)
1 small can tomato paste
1 small can tomato sauce
Various and sundry spices including (but not limited to) oregano, thyme, basil, chili powder, pepper...whatever you like
1 good-sized or 2 small bay leaves

Dump it all in a soup pot, break up the canned corned beef with hands, add 1 veggie canfull of water, heat to simmer and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes or so. Goes great with a pan of cornbread. Refrigerate leftovers...even better the second day.

This one's my husband's favorite quick meal...It's a good, quick and a (semi-) healthy alternative to the "other" stuff my boys insist on eating...pizza, hot dogs, pretty much anything that comes outta a box.

WVWG

wurdwise
04-01-2005, 07:52 AM
This recipe my husband made for me within the first few weeks of me meeting him.

Brown a few chicken breast, set aside

Saute chopped cilantro; a small bunch,
two or three sliced serrano peppers
and half a chopped onion in olive oil

In a baking dish, cover bottom with sliced tomatoes
Put chicken on top
then cilantro mixture
then another layer of sliced tomatoes
Cover generously with sliced Monterey Jack cheese
Bake @ 350 for 45 min-an hour.

He served it with homemade spanish rice. The dish is to die for, and he is the bomb!:Hail:

ritinrider
04-01-2005, 08:16 AM
Wurd don'tch love a man that cooks. Even better, when he likes cooking. I just finished eating supper, which my husband cooked for me. ummmm

Nita

wurdwise
04-01-2005, 08:37 AM
Yes, ma am! We are some lucky ladies. :Sun: .

reph
04-01-2005, 09:36 AM
Golden West brand frozen tamales, one per person. Steam them, following directions on wrapper and observing the time. Start basmati brown rice cooking when you start the tamales. Make guacamole and refrigerate. Prepare small bowls of cut-up tomatoes and cut-up cheese. Go away. Come back when tamales are about half done, by the clock. Turn them over. Go away again. Return when they're done. Peel them. Serve everything.

KellyS.
04-01-2005, 11:53 AM
Chicken Supreme

1 pound chicken breasts (usually cut into chunks)
2 cans cream o'chicken soup
Stuffing Mix
3/4 lb Swiss cheese

Chicken in bottom of pan
Swiss cheese on top of that (Usually get the slices or shredded)
Soup spread over cheese

Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes

Before you are ready to take it out of oven, melt 1/4 cup of butter in a saucepan on stovetop. Once melted stir in stuffing seasoning. Remove from heat and add the stuffing. Stir it until the stuffing is covered with the butter/seasoning mixture. You may need more than 1/4 cup of butter as I do it by sight and can't remember exact measurement.

Remove the chicken/soup/cheese combination (lol) from the oven and cover it with the stuffing mixture. Bake for another 10-15 minutes.



Frozen pizza is also quick. :)

Galoot
04-01-2005, 11:59 AM
Open can of beans.
Eat over sink with a spoon.

trumancoyote
04-01-2005, 12:01 PM
I'm a big fan of Hot Pockets... but only the ones with those nifty heaty-uppy pouch things that make them all crispy and such.

There is no other way to eat a Hot Pocket.

ritinrider
04-01-2005, 04:30 PM
Galoot :roll:

BlueTexas
04-01-2005, 05:49 PM
Heat a frozen breaded chicken breast in the microwave. Open bag of prepared salad mix. Cut chicken into chunks and mix with the salad in a bowl. Add dressing. Later, be sure to wipe spilled blobs of salad dressing off ms before sending!

maestrowork
04-02-2005, 05:38 AM
Get a wife who cooks.
Repeat if wife dies.

Maryn
04-02-2005, 05:55 PM
Get a wife who cooks.
Repeat if wife dies.Shoot, we're doing it all backward, as usual. I'm both the cook and the writer! All he does is pay for most of the stuff we need to live...

Maryn

SRHowen
04-02-2005, 06:28 PM
Get a husband who cooks
Repeat if husband dies

sgtsdaughter
04-02-2005, 08:19 PM
Even lazier . . .



Repeatedly make bets with partner (those that you know you will win). He/she had to cook upon loosing. Works like a charm, every time.
:Thumbs:

KellyS.
04-03-2005, 12:50 AM
I found this recipe in the coupon section of my newspaper. Made it last night and pretty much had to fight my two boys off with a stick to keep them from getting more. Sugar rush.

Pineapple Angel Lush

1 pkg (4-serving size) Jello Vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling
1 can (20 oz.) Dole Crushed Pineapple in juice, undrained
1 cup thawed Cool Whip whipped topping
1 pkg (10 oz.) prepared round angel food cake
10 small strawberries

MIX dry pudding mix and pineapple with juice in medium bowl. Gently stir in whipped topping.

CUT cake horizontally into 3 layers.

PLACE bottom cake layer, cut side up, on serving plate. Spread 1-1/3 cups of the pudding mixture onto cake layer; cover with middle cake layer. Spread 1 cup of the pudding mixture onto middle cake layer; top with remaining cake layer. Spread with remaining pudding mixture. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 10 servings

Galoot
04-03-2005, 02:17 AM
Own cats. Accept their gifts.

We have six cats and we eat like kings, I tell you. Robin, mole, bat, rat, earthworm... no shortage of side dishes here.

KellyS.
04-03-2005, 02:53 AM
Own cats. Accept their gifts.

We have six cats and we eat like kings, I tell you. Robin, mole, bat, rat, earthworm... no shortage of side dishes here.


That's just wrong in so many ways. :)

allion
04-03-2005, 03:52 AM
Here's one that is quick to get together and toss in the oven:

http://www.campbellkitchen.com/recipe_view.asp?lt=rs&rec_id=24702

You can switch out the soup flavour to other types for a change of pace.

And having a hubby who cooks is also a plus :hooray:

Karen