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SnickerDoodle Dec 21, 2011

  1. SnickerDoodle

    SnickerDoodle Life's Better Seeing Pink Super Moderator Founding Member

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    Sometimes our pantry gets low and we need to go food shopping... but that awesome show we watch is on tonight, or you're feeling lazy and just don't want to go.

    When this is the case, what do you make with the bare essentials?



    The other night for example I threw together the following:
    1 bag thin egg noodles
    1 can peas
    about a 1/4 bottle parmigiano-reggiano cheese
    a medium size chunk of locatelli cheese (shredded)

    It was actually really good!
     
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  2. I am a huge fan of ramen. So regardless how little there is in the pantry, there is always ramen on there. I will cook it on the stove like normal, and then go straight from the boiling water to the wok and season it with teryaki stir fry sauce and soy sauce, as well as the chicken seasoning packet. Is it a fire hazard? Yes. Does it taste good? Hell yes.
     
  3. SnickerDoodle

    SnickerDoodle Life's Better Seeing Pink Super Moderator Founding Member

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    Haha! Nice! I love me some oodles of noodles!
     
  4. chuckamazuk

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    I like to boil up some ramen and add some chopped up beef (or tofu) and a raw egg. Whip it a few times to break it up; tasty.
     
  5. J Everett

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    Man, I love it when a girl's panty gets low!
     
  6. SnickerDoodle

    SnickerDoodle Life's Better Seeing Pink Super Moderator Founding Member

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    Doh! Edited!
     
  7. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Aw, damn. That was too funny.


    I generally stick to PB&J or grilled cheese when the cupboard's nearly bare. Or sometimes since we always have rice and flour, we'll brown down whatever meat is left in the freezer, make gravy and serve it over rice. That's usually pretty good.
     
  8. Hugetanker

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    Ahh man that was awesome.

    Ramen has to take the cake on this one. I always have a stash just in case. I usually keep a few cans of chunky soup around too.
     
  9. AbuseTheElderly

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    My wife is really good at whipping something up from nothing. She gets really creative and considers it a challenge. A bag of noodles, diced chicken (just season it and fry it) and a can of cream of mushroom soup always hits the spot. Just boil the noodles, drain, toss in the diced chicken and cream of mushroom, season to taste. With the simplicity of it, one would think it is unappealing, but with a few seasonings it's a really great dish.

    And I also like Ramen Noodles!
     
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  10. TKDx00

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    One of the easiest, quickest and healthy things is stirfry. Peapods, onions, brocolli, carrots, fresh garlic, ginger and your favorite meat (for us meat eaters). Toss for 5 minutes in a wok w/ 3 tble spoons of smoking hot peanut or extra virgin olive oil.

    And for a treat...make your own fried rice. Leftover white/brown rice, chopped green onions, lite soy sauce 1-2 eggs.

    Break and scramble the egg(s). Pour into hot wok with 1 tea spoon of hot oil. swirl around so the egg is thin and flat. when done, remove from pan. Slice into strips and then cut accross into sections and set aside.
    in a hot wok 2-3 tble spoons of the same oil, add your rice and start turning. Add the onions and soy sauce for your color and flavor. Add the egg pieces and extra diced veggies. Stir till mixed and hot.

    Now dems good eats!!!
     
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  11. drbandkgb

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    Im cooking Nachos tonight :)
     
  12. KChurch86

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    We virtually always have eggs and bacon on hand, so "brinner" (breakfast for dinner) is always an option. We pretty much always have rice and/or pasta as well, and always some kind of meat in the freezer, whether it be beef, chicken, sausage, or turkey. There's also usually cream soup, pasta sauce, or jarred gravy in the cabinet, so those ingredients combined can equal at least a dozen different meals.

    FWIW, tonight I made curry chicken with carrots and yogurt sauce over rice, and it was a simple dish that could be made any time :)
     
  13. SnickerDoodle

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    heating element went in the oven.. toaster oven to the rescue! pigs & Bacon in blankets and then these yummy cinnamon/sugar cresents.
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    last night was Bacon stuffed pancakes for dinner.
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  14. Alpine Spirit

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    Pb and j on tortillas
     
  15. AaronsX

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    Ok I'm for sure going to try that!!! Bacon inside a pancake?!?!
     
  16. Muadeeb

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    My wife is offended by the bacon pancakes. She thinks one needs options "Do I want a bite of bacon, or pancake?" I think she's wrong and that is greatness. I hope the idea gets to EMT.
     
  17. Ricel

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    Crawled through my freezer and cold cut drawer! Chicken breast stuffed with salami and cheese wrapped in Baccon seared in a pan and tossed in the oven. AAAAaamazing!
     

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  19. SnickerDoodle

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    ^^^ He also gives them out to Trick-or-Treaters! LoL
     
  20. Xterradude05

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    Homemade chili? I think so... Secret ingredient, beer. yum! :)
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  21. Rons04x

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    Mac and cheese like a boss.
     
  22. J Everett

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    EMT has already done this. Check out the Brunch of Booze episode.
     
  23. Alpine Spirit

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    Hey MREs are not bad & I love them for camping. Leaves more roof for beer in the cooler.
     
  24. Macland

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    This was one of the easiest and best recipes I've ever had.

    1 envelope Taco Seasoning
    6 pieces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
    1 jar Salsa (16 oz)

    Put salsa and taco seasoning into a crock pot. Stir until mixed well. Add chicken breasts. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours. After cooked stir with a fork to shred chicken.

    Chicken tacos. Add whatever you want to make it your own. We added some onion after it cooked, used flour tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, and cheese.

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  25. KChurch86

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    ^That looks real good!
     
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    Man that looks good!
     
  27. Yellow07s

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    We make this one alot...
    Box of velveeta shells and cheese mac
    Pound of ground beef or turkey
    Jar of your favorite spagetti sauce.

    Brown the burger, drain then add the sauce to it and keep it warm.
    While you are making the burger, start boiling the noodles from the Mac and cheese.
    Once he noodles are done drain and put in a large bowl, add the velveeta cheese
    And stir, one that is stirred add the burger/sauce mixture to the velveeta. Stir the whole thing together and enjoy. It's like a really cheesy pasta...you are welcome!
     
  28. drbandkgb

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    Ok here is one..

    3 chicken breast grilled..
    When they are close I dip them in teriyaki and back on the grill for a few minutes to glaze...
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    I pull them when finished and dice them up in to cubes...
    You can add more teriyaki if you want..
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    Add lettuce, Mexican style cheese, Tomato, and onion on a wrap
     
  29. greentennx

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    ^That looks and sounds good!
     
  30. RATTFINK

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    I can confirm the goodness of these teriyaki wraps. :d
     
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    well, for those of you who like lasagna but don't like the hassle that comes with trying to make it the "right" way, I give you:

    The Hyde House's 4 Pasta Beef Bake
    (note: this recipe makes TWO 9"x13"x2" baking pans full, bake one and give one to a friend, or cover it with foil and freeze it)
    Ingredients:
    2 cups each of 4 types of pasta
    1 egg
    1 small onion (diced)
    1 green bell pepper (diced)
    1 yellow bell pepper (diced)
    1 red bell pepper (diced)
    2 cartons FRESH mushrooms (sliced)
    8 cups shredded cheese (pizza or fiesta/mexican blend preferred)
    1 lb lean hamburger
    1 lb sausage
    2 jars meat flavored spaghetti sauce

    Instructions:

    Preheat Oven to 350F

    Boil Pasta until done, then drain and place in pot for mixing

    Brown Hamburger and Sausage, season to taste (remember, it’s an italian style dish so try to stay in that spectrum of seasonings) then drain grease off of meats.

    Mix mushrooms, onions, peppers in with meat and simmer until veggies are lightly cooked.

    Stir meat and veggies into pasta with 1 jar spaghetti sauce.

    Add egg (scrambled, uncooked) into mixture

    Mix in half of shredded cheese and stir until evenly mixed.

    Place into 9x13x2 pans, pour and spread jar of spaghetti sauce on top and coat generously with cheese.


    Bake 15-20 minutes or until knife comes out mostly clean and cheese is golden brown on top.
     
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    idk about you guys but i love to bbq and saute
    wet seasoned tri tip at the fire house.
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    spaghetti and meatball calzone for those of you who like those. running a restaurant has its perks too.
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  33. RANT

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    I love to cook - Bacon wrapped scallops and/or littleneck clams simmered in a white wine and shallot/garlic sauce.
    OOOOOOOOoooooooooooooohhh Yeah !!!
     
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    fish tacos, with green chilly and avacado.
     
  35. Muadeeb

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    Made some mac and cheese with quinoia the other night. damn good.
     
  36. KChurch86

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    Mmm quinoa...I mix black beans, corn, cilantro, sausage or chicken, and a "secret blend" of spices into some quinoa; makes for a quick, tasty, good-for-you dish.

    Sent to you from my very own piece of East Coast paradise.
     
  37. RATTFINK

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    Is quinoa the stuff that looks like couscous? Because I love couscous, hot or cold.
     
  38. Muadeeb

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    Yep. Made a lemon tabbouleh with the stuff a few months ago that was kickin too.

    Note: I'm not a veggie, just enjoy trying anything. Also, too many good animals need eatin.
     
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    8 strips of bacon (thick cut is best)
    Sriracha Cock Sauce
    Brown Sugar
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Baking sheet and arrange the eight strips of bacon on the rack. Squeeze a thin ribbon of Sriracha down the center of each strip of bacon. Use a pastry brush to spread coat the entire top surface of the bacon with the hot sauce. Sprinkle the top of each piece of bacon with a generous portion of brown sugar. Place in the oven and cook to your desired bacon doneness. I like mine fairly well done which takes about 25 minutes.

    Holy chit its good.
     
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  40. Macland

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    Oh man that sounds good!
     

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