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Old 12-15-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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What is your best pantry back-up meal?

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I'm curious if anyone keeps something special on hand for those emergency nights. (forgot to thaw meat, don't have time to cook something, just not "that" hungry)

I like having a box of Tony Chachere jambalaya mix in the cabinet and a pack of precooked smoked sausage or kielbasa in the meat keeper. An onion chopped up in it, and a few cloves of garlic, and a can of tomatoes really dress it up and its fast to fix.

I would love to hear what your emergency backup meal is!

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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Easy..tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:38 PM   #3
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Sounds goofy, but one of the things Buck and I loved in those situations was to make a huge bowl of popcorn. Didn't even need a movie.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:41 PM   #4
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pancake and eggs! breakfast always tastes good.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:42 PM   #5
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Perogie and Bean/cheese quesadillas are the running joke of our weekly menu list. They are always on the list, but always get bumped off. But, if im having a late night, or need to make something in a pinch, they make their way to the top of the list , because each takes about 10 minutes to make. Spagetti with tomato sauce ( premade and frozen) is a close second.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:55 PM   #6
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Sounds goofy, but one of the things Buck and I loved in those situations was to make a huge bowl of popcorn. Didn't even need a movie.
We do that too! I thought we were the only ones! Something else I can usually make is mac and cheese or cook some rice and start throwing in whatever is on hand.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:56 PM   #7
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Bacon, Eggs, Grits, Sausage, Pancakes, Toast, A pan of Biscuits, Ham, etc.

Breakfast Foods!
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:47 PM   #8
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Elbow mac, a can of diced tomatoes, lots of butter, dill weed, garlic salt.

Good as chicken soup for what ails you, too!

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Old 12-15-2008, 08:50 PM   #9
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Yep, jbuster and Uncle Bob, breakfast is always welcomed when we're looking for something at dinnertime. Plus, as my daddy always said, "If you eat breakfast for supper, you can sleep later in the morning."
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:53 PM   #10
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I have several:

Tuna casserole, salmon patties with mac'n cheese and peas, creamed chipped beef on toast with peas on the side, assorted soups with grilled cheese sandwiches, spam'n cheese sandwiches, pasta salad, assorted rice and bean dishes...and more. Really, I have one he$$ of a pantry!
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