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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:12 +0000hourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1By: Melissa
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 04:18:21 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=1886#comment-2228I have used meatballs from IKEA and Sams (much cheaper, no noticeable difference in the soup). I hope eventually to try making and freezing my own; not sure how they’d hold up in the soup, though.
Told Terry about the shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches and we definitely plan to try that one!
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 02:09:17 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=1886#comment-2227These are all wonderful suggestions, thanks to everyone who chimed in with Fast Favorites!
(And Jay, thanks for making me smile! I think I love the nights you “cook dinner” the best!)
I will be trying all of these in our family’s supper repertoire over the next few weeks/months, and hope some of you can also enjoy the meal ideas posted here.
Melissa, I am curious which brand/where you purchase your Meatballs?? Thanks!
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:38:37 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=1886#comment-2226I don’t know if this is quick enough for you, but it’s less than a half hour prep, so that’s quick to me (and you asked me previously for this recipe).
Toasted Barley Soup with Swedish Meatballs
1 tsp olive oil
3/4 C quick-cooking barley
2 1/4 C beef broth
1 1/2 C diced carrots
1 1/2 C diced zucchini
1/2 lb frozen, cooked Swedish meatballs
1 1/2 Tbsp minced fresh dill or 1 1/2 tsp dried dill
2 1/4 C water
1/4 tsp salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
Over med-low, heat oil. Add barley and stir until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Add everything else except salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook over med-low until barley is tender, about 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Recipe suggests serving each bowl with a Tbsp of sour cream, but we haven’t tried that.
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:35:57 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=1886#comment-2225Here’s a simple one I do on occasion to spot Tricia in the kitchen:
1) Get in car
2) Drive to Boston Market
3) Buy lots of food
4) Drive home
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Tue, 10 Nov 2009 14:13:23 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=1886#comment-2224One of my quickie meals is to saute loose chicken sausage in a skillet. Or I’m sure you could just cut your favorite kind out of its casings and crumble into the pan. Once cooked through, I add fresh spinach, cover, and cook until wilted.
Serve over rice cooked in broth.
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Tue, 10 Nov 2009 04:14:36 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=1886#comment-2223put chicken breasts in a crockpot in the morning. pour a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce on the chicken.
Cook 6 to 8 hours on low.
shred with a fork.
put chicken on hamburger buns for barbecue sandwiches.
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Tue, 10 Nov 2009 03:53:47 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=1886#comment-2222Tonight I made a variation on a soup mom makes – navy bean and escarole (which I can never find on a regular basis)
Bring 6c. low-salt veggie broth to a boil. Add one chopped onion, 2 cloves garlic, chopped mushrooms, a can of drained great northern or navy beans, 6 oz of any short wheat pasta. Add cumin, paprika, pepper – 1/2t. each. Bring to a boil until pasta is aldente. Add 4c. spinach and cook 5 minutes more. Serve with parmesan grated & season with salt if you like. About $6-7 per pot and it’s done in 15 minutes with only the one soup pot and bowls to wash. YUM!
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 02:46:03 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=1886#comment-2221Yes, next time I will have to offer incentives like $20 gift certificates to Boston Market for whoever posts the best new Fast meal idea!
Thanks for chiming in, Mom! We like tuna melts too…I think Jay is the one who originally showed me this recipe. Guess I know now where he got the idea!
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 02:21:48 +0000http://www.hornes.org/?p=1886#comment-2220I think everyone is holding out like me — hoping to pick up some fresh ideas from somebody else! One of my simple meals that Dad especially loves is “open-face tuna melts.” Mix small can of tuna, drained, with mayo, a little mustard, garlic & onion powders, maybe dill pickle relish. Open and spread 2 English muffins with butter and brown in toaster oven. Divide and spread tuna mixture on 4 halves and heat through in toaster oven. Add slice of cheese to each and top-brown until cheese begins to melt. Good with a salad, applesauce, or whatever veggie is on hand. Of course, you’d need more for your family!