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Old 06-25-2005, 11:33 AM   #11
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Lugaru, I'd like to see some of your recipes using Ramen noodles...my grandson loves them, and they would make a good fast lunch for me.
Mitch, you could boil a few eggs and make tuna or chicken salad. Just add a little mayo and pickle relish. You can also use the little foil packets of imitation crab meat or canned chunked ham. That would be a nice refreshing meal after being in the heat of that kitchen.
Or keep some salad ingredients on hand, and have a nice green salad...canned tuna, chicken, deli-sliced ham, or the like will make it a meal.
Personally, I love "Easy-mac"...it just takes a few minutes in the nuke, and you can toss in a can of tuna and a few peas, and it's ready! The Kraft brand is pretty pricey, but the store brand is just as good.
There are a lot of good canned soups available...Progresso, Cambell's Chunky or Cambell's Select, and Healthy Choice all have some good ones.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are always good. Instead of buttering my bread, I just spray with butter flavor cooking spray and toast in a non-stick sautee pan.
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Old 06-25-2005, 01:15 PM   #12
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Always keep a couple of varieties of pasta (spaghetti, fettucini, etc.) in the pantry and you can do a quick 'n easy meal with most anything you have. Take and heat up some chopped garlic in olive oil and then toss in some leftover meat (chicken, fish, smoked kielbasa, etc), heat them all up. Cook the pasta, toss with the other stuff and some parmesian. Can also do it with bell peppers, zuchini, canned tomatoes, pesto... use your imagination to mix and match. I like to spice it up with some crushed pepper too.
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Old 06-25-2005, 01:35 PM   #13
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There was a thread in this forum awhile back about meals for under $5. By now it would be in the archives, so if you can find that thread I think it would be really helpful.

Post $5.00 meals that you have actually cooked Here it is
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Old 06-25-2005, 03:47 PM   #14
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You should learn a lot about how a professional restaurant kitchen runs. Every kitchen is different but you'll get the general idea. Hopefully they'll also let you prep certain foods as well. Ask someone to teach you knife skills, it will be invaluable later on if you continue to pursue a career in this industry. Two questions:

1. What kind of restaurant are you working in?

2. What exactly do you have in your kitchen to work with in terms of ingredients?
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Old 06-25-2005, 09:56 PM   #15
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The chef is right... even the most menial tasks build skill and character. Nothing put hair on my chest like dicing 3 buckets full of onions with tears and snot runing down my face.
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Old 06-26-2005, 09:11 AM   #16
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If you sprinkle lemon juice on your cutting board and the halved onion, you will have no tears, and it doesn't affect thd taste of the onions.
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Old 06-26-2005, 03:19 PM   #17
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Well thankyou guys for posting recipes and such on this thread. The raman noodles sound good, but I've never used them before. Are they already made the the chinese noodles, or are they more like pasta (cook them in boiling water). Well anyways, thanks again.
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Old 06-26-2005, 03:48 PM   #18
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Constance,
That would be a good one to re-post under Tips that I requested to be a permanent thread..
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:19 AM   #19
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Here is another thread from the archives
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:26 AM   #20
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Also, on a lazy day you can make some pulled BBQ pork. You can freeze them in individual portions. You can then have the meat ready for you to put on top of a potato, on a salad, or on some hamburger buns.
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