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Old 11-03-2005, 12:17 PM   #1
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What do you cook when time and $ are short?

What you you like to make for dinner when you don't feel like cooking or when you only have a few minutes to prepare something or when you are trying to not spend a lot?

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Old 11-03-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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Grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Scrambled eggs with onions and tomatoes.
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Just some cheese and deli meat sliced up.
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Grilled cheese and tomato soup.
That is one of my favorites!
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:32 PM   #4
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Sometimes we have breakfast for dinner, or quesadillas (tonight). We have lots of meals frozen so I can defrost tomato sauce and cook some pasta, or defrost chili, or soup and add a bagette.

Haloween night we had Lloyd's pulled pork to save time.
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:35 PM   #5
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Quesadillas are my old standby. I always have some sort of cheese in the house and I also always have tortillas. There are usually leftover meats or veggies that can be thrown in too. Great suggestion Andy!
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:38 PM   #6
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Goulash is easy and cheap
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:41 PM   #7
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We go for grilled cheese and soup, also. There are some awfully good canned ones nowadays.
Hot dogs are another fave, as is SOS made with chipped beef, white sauce, mushrooms and peas over toast or biscuits.
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:47 PM   #8
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where can i get some goulash???


there's always leftovers in our house, and of course canned stuff and sandwiches, but if i have to make something from scratch, probably escarole e fagiole soup, or a chorizo, onion, and mushroom omelette are my quickest favorites. also, pasta alio e olio, with some steamed diced veggies tossed in. then there's always linguine alla vongole, red or white.

the old standby of a crusty loaf of bread, bottle of vino and a hunk of cheese, with roasted peppers and proscuitto or bresaola makes a great meal.
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Old 11-03-2005, 02:22 PM   #9
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Pasta is the biggest standby around here, for time and money. I have a ton of basic tomato sauce made with my tomatoes and basil from the summer frozen in small zip-loc bags. We'll do pasta with evoo and veggies a lot too.

Other ones are quesadillas or stir-fried veggies or chicken and rice. If neither of us are very hungry we've been known just to have big bowls of cereal, too!
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where can i get some goulash???
come on down bucky!! And I can imagine what is holding that halo on your head
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