Easy dinner recipes

  1. Ok, what's your favorite, super-easy thing to make for dinner?

    I have to go in for half a shift tonight, and I'd like to eat something when I get home.
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  2. 56 Comments

  3. by   NurseShell
    Grilled cheese sandwiches and "ramen" soup! Yum!! Especially if you happen to have sourdough bread on hand

    Of course, cereal is good.

    French toast is always a hit - but not as easy as grilled cheese.
  4. by   delirium
    Ewww Ramen. Sorry but I had enough of that when I was a starving writer.

    Its just that I want something easy that is also really good.
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    What do you have in your fridge/pantry to work with?
  6. by   delirium
    Um, I have chicken but we had chicken last night. I also have pork chops, ham steak, ground turkey, a whole chicken... (all frozen)

    I have pretty much everything pantry-wise... rice (aromatic or brown), beans, potatoes, other veggies...

    I guess I'm looking for something I can throw together before I go. Any suggestions?
  7. by   Nurse Ratched
    Hmmm. A cup of mixed grains with 3 cups of water in the crock pot with about a cup of raisins or other dried fruit, a tsp of vanilla and a tsp of cinnamon - 6 hours in the crock on low. Love it. Makes a very filling hot cereal.

    Brown rice, salsa, odd veggies, with some cumin, a little leftover chicken and a little cheese if you eat it all thrown together. I'm a big fan of fridge casserole (whatever I've got leftover in the fridge.)
  8. by   Q.
    My fav, fav, FAV easy meal is spaghetti with hot Italian sausage.

    All you do is get some really good canned sauce, like Gia Risa Hot Sicilian or Classico Tomato and Basil, add some balsamic to it, then go get some packaged Italian sausages, cut them up into bite size or whatever, put them in the sauce and let simmer for 45 min. The sausages cook and their oils flavor the sauce. Boil some pasta, cut some some asiago bread, pour a glass of Valipocella, and dinner's done!
  9. by   delirium
    That sounds really good, Susy. I haven't had pasta in awhile.

    Don't look at me like that. Mick isn't Italian.
  10. by   Mimi Wheeze
    What time do I need to be there for dinner, Susy?

    As my son would say: Yummage!
  11. by   Q.
    Originally posted by delirium
    That sounds really good, Susy. I haven't had pasta in awhile.

    Don't look at me like that. Mick isn't Italian.
    Omigod, like, how can you sustain yourself without pasta?

    Another good one is some pasta with a butter-lemon-parmesan sauce, either with peas thrown on top or some sauteed zucchini.

    As you can see, my "easy" recipes are all pasta related.
  12. by   delirium
    Originally posted by Susy K
    Omigod, like, how can you sustain yourself without pasta?
    One word for you. Well, two words: Hot Pockets. I don't eat well while I'm in school (no time).

    Tonight I want something good, with nutritional value, that did not come premade and/or was not handed to me out of a window.
  13. by   Q.
    Ok, well you have pork chops? Defrost those, and then what you do is brush on olive oil, then season with thyme, marjoram, salt, pepper, rosemary and sage. Grill or broil for I think 5 minutes per side.

    Make some brown rice and then cook a veggie or eat a salad.
  14. by   Lausana
    Mmmm Susy how could you temp us all this early in the morning...I love any pasta & love that it takes no time to make dinner that way...

    ...in fact, I'm so hungry I'd probably eat someone's leftovers ...off to search the fridge...

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