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Old 10-20-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
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What do you cook when you don't feel like cooking?

What are some of the easy and quick meals that you make when you don't feel like cooking? I usually get home from work around 7pm. I stop at the supermarket most nights to pickup whatever I need for dinner. Some nights I am just too worn out to think about cooking as I am sure a lot of people are. What do you make on those nights?

For me it is quesadillas. I almost always have tortillas and cheese in the house and there is usually some leftover chicken or ground beef that I can throw in with whatever veggies I have lying around. The take no time to cook and there is not a lot of clean up.

What types of things do you make when you don't feel like making anything?

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Old 10-20-2004, 10:02 AM   #2
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:13 AM   #3
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Fritattas...just about anything can go into them & it uses up some leftovers. I also make spaghetti pie with leftover spaghetti(I layer the noodles, sauce, mozzarella cheese, & pepperoni in a casserole dish)& put it in the freezer & if I don't feel like cooking I just thaw it out & bake it in the oven. I also use my crock pot a lot so I don't burn out too quickly on cooking. Sometimes I just open up some cans(I do like dried better but the canned ones aren't too bad) of black eyed peas & heat them up & serve over rice with some corn bread.

As a matter of fact I had some chicken & rice leftover from supper last night & I took the chicken off the bone & added it to the rice along with a can of cream of mushroom soup & put it in the freezer for another night.
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:38 AM   #4
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Normally pasta.

I keep tortellini or ravioli etc (cheese or spinach kind) in the freezer. On days when I am plain old tired I open a can of tomato sauce and simmer that with some garlic, olive oil and italian seasonings or parsley. I then parboil the pasta and add that to the sauce.

Serve it with some toasted bread and done.

Another quick and fast meal for me are sandwiches. I always keep deli meat and cheese at home. I normally make a toasted sandwich and serve it with some chips, fruit and juice.
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I make a tuna fish sandwich. :roll:
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:08 AM   #6
 
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I know, but you don't cook that. I would have to say, I like to just cook some pasta and make an easy sauce.......... or I just make some canned soup and throw in some add-ins.. like vegies or meat.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:24 AM   #7
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Campbell soup (cream of mushroom or asparagus) and I boil some pasta along with it to avoid having to boil pasta separately. Turns into instant spagetti. :oops:

Another reliable: instant noodles. Very healthy, huh? :roll:
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:40 AM   #8
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We usually fill our deep freeze once a month with frozen foods and dinners from the Schwans Company and that is what I usually prepare on those days that I don't feel like cooking.

Sometimes I'll get in a big cooking mood and I'll fix up a big bunch of meals and then separate and freeze. Then all I have to do when we want something is thaw and heat in oven or microwave.

Another is soup, salad and sandwiches.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:40 AM   #9
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I also have to answer pasta. I always have sausages in the freezer so I'll defrost them in the microwave and broil them. Those are the nights for a jarred sauce. Sometimes I'll just make breakfast for dinner. Sometimes I'll say, "honey, go get a pizza."
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:51 AM   #10
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What do I make when I don't feel like cooking?

A call to the pizza place!

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