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Old 10-20-2004, 11:53 AM   #11
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Here's one of my quickies: (around 20 minutes total)

Broccoli Potato Soup

1 pkg (2 lbs) frozen hash brown cubes
5 green onions, cut up
1 tbsp butter
broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces (amount doesn't really matter)
2 cans evaporated milk
2 cans creamed corn
salt & pepper
potato buds (yes, instant potatoes)
grated cheddar

Put frozen potatoes in soup kettle, cover barely with water. Heat on high till boiling, then simmer. Meanwhile, put onions and butter in dish and microwave on high till sauteed. Microwave broccoli with a bit of water till tender.
Once potatoes are soft, add onion/butter mix and broccoli to soup kettle. Add milk & corn. S&P as needed. Use potato buds (small amount at a time) to thicken soup. Top each individual serving with cheddar.
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:02 PM   #12
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Yep, I've done that one too. Pizza, I've never met anyone that doesn't like pizza. Our favorite is the meat lovers with stuffed crust.

Then I've been know to drive out to Sonic, Burger King, Taco Tico, or Mc Donalds for something quick and the hubby and grandkids always like that.
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:08 PM   #13
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i do angelhair with a 5-minute really basic marinara or jarred pesto.
or i season up a steak and throw that in the broiler.
or if i have any fish thawed out, i sprinkle on some old bay and some pepper and broil that.
sometimes even peanut butter toast and milk are good enough. filling, balanced and still hot food.
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:10 PM   #14
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I usually do burgers on the grill - Barefoot Contessa had a pretty good recipie on her show - I usually make those- Yummy- and on my especially lazy nights it's the pizza man for us too!!
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:13 PM   #15
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When I don't feel like cooking......it's often Pancakes for dinner. It's quick, easy, and my almost 3 yr old will eat them. Other options are Mac and Cheese or grilled cheese. My husband rotates b/t shifts of 6 wks of days and 6 wks of nights. I do very little real cooking during his wks of nights.

Funny you asked this today b/c I'm planning on making pancakes tonight!
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:17 PM   #16
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I make a spam sandwich.
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:23 PM   #17
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What Do You Cook When You .....

Hot oatmeal. Anything else takes to much time. "Its good for you too."
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:45 PM   #18
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Hot dogs..... or I'll shove a pizza in the oven. OR I will throw a frozen vegi mix in a pan and throw chopped garlic in with olive oil and cracked pepper. :D
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:30 PM   #19
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If I am just a little hungry it is popcorn or chips and salsa. If I am more hungry than a snack it is usually scrambled eggs with chives and fontina or guyere and toast.
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:35 PM   #20
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When I don't feel like cooking we have grilled cheese sandwiches..
because Paul cooks those...This kid ain't no dummy!
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