Your favourite recipes

  1. Ok guys, time to post your favourite quick & easy recipes. You know the ones - never fail, ingredients can be substituted with whatever is in the cupboard, take 5 min to prepare & are then either ready or sit in the oven while you have a nice relaxing glass of wine.....or 7!!!

    If you want, feel free to email them to me, & I can compile them & send them out to you in Word format. Hey, we might even be able to make some money out of this!! Don't forget to give me an email address so I can send you a copy.

    To start the ball rolling, here's my Italian Chicken.......

    Take 1 raw organic chicken (hey, you can never be too careful when it comes to surplus hormones or vanco resistant bugs - plus I think they taste better!).
    Chop it roughly into chunky pieces & put into a baking dish that has been greased with some good olive oil. Season with salt & pepper.

    Sprinkle with dried oregano, & a good handful of dried breadcrumbs - helps make a nice crust on the chicken. Crush about 8 - 10 cloves of garlic, & push into the chicken. Spread on some crushed tinned tomatoes (not too much).

    Cut up 2 largish potatoes into rough wedges, & shove them in between the chicken pieces. Sprinkle generously with basil & parsley, & then sprinkle a generous serve of parmesan cheese over the top (can be fresh, but dried gives a nicer flavour with the breadcrumbs). Pour in about 1/2 cup water (don't really know how much, never measured it, but not too wet).

    Cover with foil & cook in a preheated oven - 180oC - 350oF - for a bit over 1 hour - take the foil off for the last 1/2 hr. You'll know when it's ready, cos the chicken just falls apart, & it has a lovely crunchy layer on top with the breadcrumbs & parmesan cheese.

    Would you believe I've just discovered my "clear" button is right next to my "backspace" button, so I just typed that out twice - hope you all appreciate it - look forward to hearing your contributions.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    sounds deeeelish, renerian!! I'll cut n paste that one to my Word program and print it out!

    here's a fave of my family:
    *warning: must love garlic!*

    3-4 lbs of Italian sausage (mild or hot, whatever you like)
    about 6 cloves of garlic
    about 5 large onions
    5-6 green peppers
    about 6-7 potatoes
    Garlic powder

    Put the Italian sausage in the turkey roaster or other really big baking dish. Cut up the garlic, onion, pepper (chunky, big slices)and peeled potatoes (quartered slices) and put it all in there. Sprinkle it with garlic powder. Cover (foil will do if you don't have a roaster) and bake at 350 for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Stir it a little about halfway through. Remove cover last 1/2 hour to reduce juices and concentrate flavor... It's done when the middle of the sausage is not pink.

    Kids like the sausage, peppers and onions on a sub roll; I like it more as a dinner plate without the bread. Enjoy!
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Dec 12, '02
  4. by   nursegoodguy
    I can't cook!
    Okay I do have one favorite winter recipe... you boil water and add it to a package of swiss miss hot chocolate mix then put whipped cream, (fat free of course) on the top!
    There! Impressed?
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by nursegoodguy
    I can't cook!
    Okay I do have one favorite winter recipe... you boil water and add it to a package of swiss miss hot chocolate mix then put whipped cream, (fat free of course) on the top!
    There! Impressed?
    honey, if you wanna give it a lil kick, add some Fat Free French Vanilla creamer.

    and if you're feeling real frisky... some Kahlua... heehee
  6. by   bagladyrn
    Here's one even Giuseppe could manage. This sounds strange, but have a little faith and try it once! Brown about 2 lbs. of meatballs (homemade or storebought)in a large frying pan. Add one cup of catsup (this is where you gotta trust me) one cup of cream sherry and a good handful of chopped fresh oregano (or about a tablespoon of dried oregano) Simmer for about a half an hour. At this point you can put it in a crockpot to keep warm and serve.
  7. by   kcsunshyn8
    OK you all have to try this ridiculously easy cookie recipe...trust me. Get a box of vanilla cake mix and add a tub of cool whip to it(no other ingredients!). Mix together and spoon it onto a cookie sheet and bake(i dont know how long or the temperature but I'm sure if you keep an eye on it you'll be fine). These dont even sound like cookies but let me just tell you they melt in your mouth when they're done. Can't get much easier than that! If anyone actually does attempt to cook these and really needs the temperature I'll find out for ya somehow! Happy Holidays!
    ~kerry~

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