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Old 12-03-2009, 12:13 PM   #11
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I often "feed the freezer" by freezing either entire entrees (usually casseroles) when doubling a recipe or individual servings with leftovers. I also keep things like cooked rice, beans, and pasta that are ready in just minutes with a dip in boiling water. I also like to put leftovers in a tortilla and then wrap in tin foil and freeze. In just 15 minutes in an oven, you have a warm and tasty meal. I like to serve this with rice. Our favorite, though, is simple Pasta Aglio e Olio. Even cooking with dried pasta, the meal comes together in 15 minutes. In the summer, I'll add a fresh tomato from the garden, warm and freshly picked and slightly sauteed with a bit of freshly picked basil... it's just delicious. Then of course, in the summer, I can have a nice meal from the garden in just a few minutes, anyway. *

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Old 12-03-2009, 12:28 PM   #12
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Fried egg sandwich
Ain't that the truth!!!!

Or what about everybody's favorite...A can of Sardines, crackers, hoop cheese, sliced onion, and pepper sauce!!!!

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Old 12-03-2009, 03:02 PM   #13
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I think I'll have that fried egg sandwich for a meal today! Just typing it made my mouth water! DH is teaching tonight so I'm on my own. He can have the leftover chicken when he gets home! I don't know about the sardines Uncle Bob. Never was able to stomach those!
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:06 PM   #14
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a bowl of cereal

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Old 12-03-2009, 04:18 PM   #15
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LOL Wyogal!!! I think that's the easiest thing there is!!!

I always have eggs, pasta, hot dogs and bread on hand so I make either french toast, scrambled eggs and toast or just some pasta.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:33 PM   #16
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I was wondering how long my mac'n'cheese takes, so I timed it:
20.5 minutes
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:13 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
I was wondering how long my mac'n'cheese takes, so I timed it:
20.5 minutes
You left out a step.

20:35 Scream loudly as the boiling hot Mac N Cheese burns your mouth!
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:12 PM   #18
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breakfast for dinner, quick easy and wonderful. make an omelet or just scrambled eggs, toast,, hash browns , bacon,.

i also keep soup and makings for grilled cheese. also quick.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:32 PM   #19
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Tortilla, cheese, and ANYTHING ELSE in the fridge!

Some of my favorites:

pizza - spaghetti sauce, mozz, mushrooms & olives (or whatever else you like)
pb&j - no cheese w/ this one
cream cheese and strawberry jam
cheeseburger - gr beef, cheese, pickles, ketchup & mayo mixed

Generally I fry the tortillas first to crisp them, assemble, then throw it in the oven to melt cheese for 5-10 minutes.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:10 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by kadesma View Post
We keep proscuitto,ham,turkey,chicken assorted cheeses and when it comes to hungry and want something quick, I haul out some french onion soup (homemade) or minestrone... get it heating and then I turn on the pannini grill and make a sandwich with some of the meat and cheese...sliced tomatoes in season along with avocado as salad with evoo and lemon and we are in business.
I've got to get one of those grills. If I am stocked but with little time - I usually make mac and cheese with weenies....or franks and beans. If I don't have the groceries on hand, and no time, I get take out. :)

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