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Old 12-19-2007, 02:27 PM   #1
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New ways for plain meat and potatoes....please!

We have a boarder staying with us who reminds me so much of my Dad in that all he wants is meat and potatoes....literally and with no sauces except gravy! However my DH is more into low carb and I am a former vegetarian who was forced back to eating some red meat because of anemia. Oh, and I have a mild wheat intolerance (not full celiac) and DH is lactose intolerant.

I am running out of ways to cook beef (doesn't like ground), chicken breasts or thighs and pork chops. I have two more suppers before the boarder leaves for the Christmas holidays and I am desperate to do something different. So far this week we have had steak with baked potatoes (and salad for us), pork chops with mashed potatoes and carrots, and turkey leftovers from an early Christmas dinner.

Any ideas for chicken tonight that doesn't involve bbq or any other type of sauce or rub?

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Old 12-19-2007, 02:46 PM   #2
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Go the easy route- Chicken Cordon Bleu or Chicken Kiev. Both classics, and both crowd pleasers.
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:45 PM   #3
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I am not sure if that is "plain" enough for the boarder. Also, I can't bread it for me or use cheese or butter for DH. But thanks for the thought, I have some time today so I might play with those and see what I can come up with!
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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Fry a Chicken...bread the boarder's and saute' the breast for you and DH....I hope this person is special to you. If not, I'd tell them to eat whats on the table or MaDonalds is right down the road!
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:07 PM   #5
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When in doubt, a slow-cooked roast, along with some beef broth in the crockpot is certainly easy (and adding the quartered potatoes halfway thru the cooking time). You can have beef soaked potatoes to help with your anemia and the border will be happy :)
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:10 PM   #6
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How about cut up some chicken breast either strips or cube cook in a chefs pan or wok add frozen stir fry veggies. Small cube some cheiftain or yukon gold potatoe micro-wave till almost tender and add them in too. Use some chicken stock to deglaze if the pan is hot. Yes I would like rice but if they really want potatoes it gets them to be happy...
Say maybe a shepards pie ? Good Luck!
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We have a boarder staying with us who reminds me so much of my Dad in that all he wants is meat and potatoes....literally and with no sauces except gravy! However my DH is more into low carb and I am a former vegetarian who was forced back to eating some red meat because of anemia. Oh, and I have a mild wheat intolerance (not full celiac) and DH is lactose intolerant.

I am running out of ways to cook beef (doesn't like ground), chicken breasts or thighs and pork chops. I have two more suppers before the boarder leaves for the Christmas holidays and I am desperate to do something different. So far this week we have had steak with baked potatoes (and salad for us), pork chops with mashed potatoes and carrots, and turkey leftovers from an early Christmas dinner.

Any ideas for chicken tonight that doesn't involve bbq or any other type of sauce or rub?
Pork chops(or boneless loin to save fat) baked on augratin potatoes.. On pan meal, tasty..
Smoked sausage, sour kraut and mashed potatoes.
Ham, cabbage and potatoes--just toss it in and cook..
Swiss steak!!
Cubed steak, fried. Mashed potatoes, gravy.. pick a vegetable.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:18 PM   #8
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How about a corned beef and cabbage dinner?

You don't just have to eat it on St. Patty's day ya know.
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Thanks everyone for these great ideas. Unfortunately the cabbage is out for both men(though I love it), but I am sure I can glean something here.

Oh, and Uncle B we have grown kind of attached to him over the months, but you are actually right, there IS a McDonalds two blocks away!
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Oh, and Uncle B we have grown kind of attached to him over the months, but you are actually right, there IS a McDonalds two blocks away!
....And they have meat and tators!!!
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