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Old 08-24-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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Question Trying to make casserole. Halp!

Halp! What can I throw together in the oven for an easy and yummy meal?

-stoneware casserole dishes (1.5 and 2.5 quarts) with glass cover

-frozen salmon
-frozen lamb shanks
-walnut halves

-butternut squash

-chinese oyster-flavoured sauce
-olive oil
-peanut butter

-cactus pears


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Old 08-24-2010, 06:58 PM   #2
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Or would it be easier if I used a slow cooker?

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Old 09-03-2010, 08:15 AM   #3
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Hi SonjaElen

For lamb shanks I would recommend a slow cooker for sure. Take a load off yourself and let it do the work for you

If you have a few carrots you could chop them up fairly chunky with a couple of potatoes, a little tomato paste, crushed garlic, dried (fresh is best) rosemary. I like to add a little Irish beer called guiness or you can use red wine.

You don't seem to have a lot on hand in terms of ingredients. Perhaps you could do a big shop and get stocked up? You'll find it heaps easier when it comes time to "whipping" something up.

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Old 09-12-2010, 12:12 PM   #4
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Lamb shanks are superb for slow cooking, and I recommend Chef lance's suggestions.

Mine for a basic pantry store:

Beans, canned: black beans, red kidney, white
Beans, dried: red kidney, great northern, lima, lentils, split pea, black, pinto
Bread crumbs
Broth, dried and canned: beef, vegetable, chicken

Cinnamon (if you like it) is a great spice.
Wheat flour is also a good one to add.
Splenda instead of sugar...more healthy, as well.
Wheat flour, dried buttermilk, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder. Pepper, bread crumbs, dried potatoes. to name just a few in my kitchen. Cocoa.

Choose small containers and only purchase those condiments that will be used regularly.
Luncheon meats/canned tuna.
Peanut butter, jelly
Canned or frozen fruits and vegetables.

Choose any of these:
Dry goods/spices:
Seasoned salt
Dried parsley
Dried chives
Onion powder
Granulated garlic
dehydrated onion pieces
dried mustard
garlic pieces
celery flakes
Celery salt
White pepper
chilli powder
Italian seasoning
ground sage (great with poultry)
brown sugar
plain oatmeal
baking powder and baking soda
chicken bullion cubes
beef bullion cubes
sea salt
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