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2012-09-06 02:45:21 PM

kwame: So you like to have a nice bell pepper with some sausage on the side.


No. I make the stuffing, which is not just sausage in my recipe. Then I slice the green pepper and sautee it and then I mix it all together and bake it.
 
2012-09-06 02:45:54 PM

MBK: Get some ground Italian sauasge. If the store doesn't have any, I just buy the uncooked links, cut open the casing, and dump out the sausage inside.

Cook with some garlic.



I use garlic and shallots....sofa king good.

CSB:

A local grocery store sells three ground meats packaged together.....veal, pork, and beef.....it's meant to be used for meatloaf. Instead, I'll use it for my pasta sauce and it is AWESOME.
 
2012-09-06 02:47:11 PM

Pangit: Quesadilla, bro.


^ This. I can make a quick quesadilla that's pretty healthy in no time :)
 
2012-09-06 02:48:14 PM
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2012-09-06 02:49:14 PM
Plug in the raclette, and munch away.
 
2012-09-06 02:50:10 PM
usually ramen noodles
 
bow
2012-09-06 02:50:25 PM
cpub.s3.amazonaws.com

Don't judge. It's actually really good.
 
2012-09-06 02:50:34 PM
Gravy in a jar
 
2012-09-06 02:53:07 PM
Porkloin, a baked potato (rubbed with olive earl & salt) and a green salad.

The potato takes the longest so it goes in first. Oh yeah, you could microwave it but it doesn't get nice crispy skin that way.
 
2012-09-06 02:53:25 PM

bow: [cpub.s3.amazonaws.com image 500x500]

Don't judge. It's actually really good.


Especially if you don't mind the non-stop uncontrollable flatulence it produces two hours after consumption.
 
2012-09-06 02:54:06 PM

bow: [cpub.s3.amazonaws.com image 500x500]

Don't judge. It's actually really good.


t1.gstatic.com

The superior HH
 
2012-09-06 02:54:24 PM
Cut up an extra firm tofu and whatever vegetables I have on hand and pan fry them with a little bit of oil and a generous helping of whichever curry paste I'm in the mood for. Throw that over a bed of basmati and eat.
 
2012-09-06 02:54:39 PM
Parmesan-crusted chicken:

Get 1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast and filet them. Pound them with a meat tenderizer to roughly 1/4" thickness. Take half a cup of fresh grated parmesan cheese (this works best if you grate it yourself) and mix with an equal portion of panko bread crumbs. Season the chicken, dip in some milk then in the cheese-crumb mixture and coat. Meanwhile, heat up 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet. Drop in one clove of garlic and cook until the garlic is browned, but not burned. Remove the garlic. Place the chicken and cook until just cooked through, flipping once. Serve with pasta and a small amount of tomato sauce.
 
2012-09-06 02:58:12 PM
As a chef, that's actually a fair topic. Typically, I fix something fast at work, before I come home. Lately that's been a lot of wraps. Pastrami, mustard, Swiss or provolone, onions, scallion, and some leafy greens. Occasionally, I'll break it up, and make a steak burrito--plenty of rice and fixings at the gig.

Before work, I usually scarf down a bit of yogurt and a piece of fruit. Keeps me from grazing all day long. Stoopid bacon bin, just STARING at me from above the flat top...
 
2012-09-06 02:58:43 PM
A cheap, easy, and fast one the kids love:

Take a pound of ground beef and brown it. Mix it in with a can of cream of mushroom soup, get it all hot, and serve it over brown rice.
 
2012-09-06 03:00:09 PM
Pan fried panko breaded pork chops are pretty awesome - I make a gravy with just a bit of strawberry jam in it to put on top. Makes an awesome taste combination.
 
2012-09-06 03:02:06 PM

minoridiot: Plug in the raclette, and munch away.


Also, meat fondue is good too. My kids and wife love it.
 
2012-09-06 03:04:27 PM
Tacos.  We generally BBQ a whole chicken every week.  Its just two of us, so there's plenty left over.  Shred that, keep it in the fridge.  Condiments are easy... tomatoes, avacados, onions, sour cream, cheese... those all keep well and are generally stocked in the fridge (and if something isn't it doesn't matter... put whatever you have on the tacos.)
 
I don't have some amazing recipie... but I'd recommend trying some interesting stuff like pickled radish, purple cabbage on your tacos.  Adds an interesting dimension. 
 
2012-09-06 03:06:00 PM
Red beans and rice. That or pinto beans with smoked turkey necks. Start it when you leave for work and when you get home they're done.
 
2012-09-06 03:07:05 PM

oldfarthenry: [i1151.photobucket.com image 198x250]
Scotch eggs & Scotch - with two or three more helpings of Scotch!



What are Scotch eggs?  Never heard of that.  Looks tasty.
 
2012-09-06 03:07:25 PM
My propane grill helps out when I'm going for a quick meal. Usually some sort of meat, a grillable veggie, like asparagus or zucchini, and fingerling potatoes or grilled corn muffin. Practically no cleanup and start to finish in under 20 minutes.
 
2012-09-06 03:08:08 PM
Sprinkle a chicken breast (bone in, skin on) with with poultry seasoning, pepper, garlic powder. Cut a sweet potato into wedges, sprinkle it with herbs and spices, Cut Brussels sprouts in half. Toss in a bowl with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little olive oil. Plate chicken skin up, Brussels cut side down, and sweet potatos however onto nonstick foil and shove it in a 350° oven.

Pour drink, turn on news, wander back into the kitchen 40 mins later. Eat. Drink more.

Prep time: 5 minutes. Clean up: 2 minutes
 
2012-09-06 03:13:06 PM
Whatever my wife makes. It's her job anyways.
 
2012-09-06 03:13:42 PM

downstairs: oldfarthenry: [i1151.photobucket.com image 198x250]
Scotch eggs & Scotch - with two or three more helpings of Scotch!


What are Scotch eggs?  Never heard of that.  Looks tasty.


Take a hard boiled egg and encase it in uncooked sausage, roll it in bread crumbs and deep fry it until golden brown. Serve with a spicy mustard and booze. Because the Scots fry everything they can get their hands on and wash it all down with booze. It's a slice of heaven, I tell you.
 
2012-09-06 03:13:49 PM

bow: [cpub.s3.amazonaws.com image 500x500]

Don't judge. It's actually really good.


I don't know why they call this stuff hamburger helper.
1.bp.blogspot.com
It does just fine by itself, huh?
 
2012-09-06 03:14:34 PM

hubiestubert: As a chef, that's actually a fair topic. Typically, I fix something fast at work, before I come home. Lately that's been a lot of wraps. Pastrami, mustard, Swiss or provolone, onions, scallion, and some leafy greens. Occasionally, I'll break it up, and make a steak burrito--plenty of rice and fixings at the gig.

Before work, I usually scarf down a bit of yogurt and a piece of fruit. Keeps me from grazing all day long. Stoopid bacon bin, just STARING at me from above the flat top...


My weakness as a chef was always being able to summon an order of coconut shrimp to be sent down my way whenever the mood hit me.
 
2012-09-06 03:15:00 PM
For a "simple" meal, I slice a turkey breast into 1/2" thick strips. I put a bit of extra light olive oil in a skillet & heat the oil. Once heated enough, I then put the strips in the skillet. I season one side with Zatarain's Creole seasoning. While that fries up, I slice a tomato into chunks. I flip the chicken over in the skillet. Just before it's done, I toss the tomato chunks in there and sprinkle a little more seasoning on them.

As a side, I cut up a head of broccoli and eat that farker raw. I have about a tablespoon of Olde Cape Cod chipotle ranch as a dip.

I also have a glass of chardonnay with it.
 
2012-09-06 03:17:16 PM

Lundyn: beer...it's the only thing worth having after work.


It's like liquid bread
 
2012-09-06 03:17:33 PM
Now, I wonder what birdmanesq has for after-work meals...
 
2012-09-06 03:18:57 PM

Nabb1: downstairs: oldfarthenry: [i1151.photobucket.com image 198x250]
Scotch eggs & Scotch - with two or three more helpings of Scotch!


What are Scotch eggs?  Never heard of that.  Looks tasty.

Take a hard boiled egg and encase it in uncooked sausage, roll it in bread crumbs and deep fry it until golden brown. Serve with a spicy mustard and booze. Because the Scots fry everything they can get their hands on and wash it all down with booze. It's a slice of heaven, I tell you.


You're Scottish. Fry something.
 
2012-09-06 03:19:58 PM

KingKauff: smoked turkey necks.


1.bp.blogspot.com

Save the neck for me Clark!
 
2012-09-06 03:21:54 PM
What amazes me about Hamburger Helper is that in the exact amount of time it takes to cook that stuff, you can make your own simple pasta dish with about 400% less sodium.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2012-09-06 03:29:35 PM
Versatility is key for me, I can't stand to eat the same thing over and over. I'd have to go with chicken breasts pan seared in cast iron, with whatever veggie is on hand. The veggie can vary, the starch can vary, the drink can vary, but it's fast, it's simple, it's flavorful depending on the spice mood of the moment (italian angle one time, salsa for some spanish flavor another, or garam masala still another, etc), and hey, extra smidgen of iron in my diet.
 
2012-09-06 03:31:55 PM
Another vote for breakfast;

Biscuits and gravy. (I make killer biscuits, if you don't... buy some, I guess)

Pound of your favorite breakfast sausage
Leftover (strong) coffee from that morning
Dark beer -- alternatively whiskey
Chicken stock
Flour
Bacon fat if you have it, butter otherwise
Smoked paprika
Cream (or at least whole milk)
Your favorite Louisiana style hot-sauce

Brown sausage, don't drain
Add enough fat/butter to equal 3 TB
Add 3 TB flour, cook, stirring constantly until blond
Add 1/2 TB paprika, stir
Deglaze with the beer/whiskey. Reduce until pan is nearly dry
Add a half cup of coffee, a cup of chicken stock and a cup of cream (I changed my mind, don't use milk)
bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for fifteen minutes
Hot sauce

Serve the whole mess over the biscuits, with some eggs
 
2012-09-06 03:33:37 PM
Not exactly "cooking", but Whippin' Up A Batch Of Hummus.

/no that's not a euphemism
//ok now it is
 
2012-09-06 03:34:17 PM
Good times.
Welcome back to the tasty table.
Do you perchance have any raspberry jam or preserves in your refrigerator right now?
I'm here with Jan and Michael Stern and we'll be seeing what Farkers like for a quick meal on the go.
 
2012-09-06 03:40:19 PM

kwame: What amazes me about Hamburger Helper is that in the exact amount of time it takes to cook that stuff, you can make your own simple pasta dish with about 400% less sodium.


ew gross
 
2012-09-06 03:43:48 PM

moogrum: kwame: What amazes me about Hamburger Helper is that in the exact amount of time it takes to cook that stuff, you can make your own simple pasta dish with about 400% less sodium.

ew gross


And you don't reall need the burger, either.
 
2012-09-06 03:54:08 PM

kwame: What amazes me about Hamburger Helper is that in the exact amount of time it takes to cook that stuff, you can make your own simple pasta dish with about 400% less sodium.


The part of the equation you are missing there is then the person would have to think about what they'll use to make the pasta dish, instead of having a box that has everything in place. Do not underestimate how much people value not having to think.
 
2012-09-06 03:57:22 PM

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You have it almost right- should be Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch.
 
2012-09-06 03:58:28 PM

Sensei: Also, your favorite meatloaf recipe will cook in 30 min if you make mini-meatloaves in a muffin tin. Serve with steamed green beans and mashed potatoes


dang it.
I'm going to do that this weekend, I bet I could trick the neighbor's kids into eating meatloaf if I told thm it was meat cupcakes. (with ketchup frosting, too. )
 
2012-09-06 04:00:23 PM
Summer? Grill. Apply flame heat to meat (and vegetables... if you must...), and keep the house cool(er) while doing so! While some might argue that there is a touch of shame in using a gas grill, it is easy, convenient and fast, and quick-cook meats don't really gain much from being over charcoal.

Winter? If you have the time, easiest roast chicken ever. Ignore the flowery chef-enthusiasm in the recipe write up, and you have a rock-solid awesome roast chicken. You'll likely never buy one of those terrible, over-priced deli chickens, nor deal with a more elaborate preparation, again. 5 mins to prep, 50-60 in the oven, leftovers for tacos / soup / chicken salad / whatever later in the week. Use the hour in the oven to change out of work clothes, relax, consume gin and tonics (if you're feeling fancy... vodak and vodak if you're not).

If you're really pressed for time (say, you get a day or two off, but otherwise work 12+ hour days), look into getting a vacuum sealer and freezing soups, stews, chili, stuff like that in microwavable portions. Make 'em on the weekend, throw 'em in the freezer, then, when you drag your tired ass through the door, you can still manage to warm up something better than "aw, fark it, I'll just drink my dinner." And *way* cheaper and healthier than frozen food / canned crap / boxed meal additives.

/ I'd say "I'm surprised no one has said ramen," but I'm guessing ramen will be its own thread one of these days
 
2012-09-06 04:03:02 PM
When I'm cooking for one, I like to take a 1" cut strip steak fairly well marbled and broil it in an iron skillet. I coat the steak in a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and then broil it for 3-4 minutes per side. If there are enough drippings, I add a little water, whisk up the drippings, then drop a slice of bread or two in and let it soak up the drippings for brown bread. Accompany it with a simple salad. Takes about 15 minutes if you don't need a starch dish.
 
2012-09-06 04:03:06 PM
Egg Bhurji. It takes maybe a half-hour and I can pretty much throw whatever I want into it as long as i have the basic ingredients in there; onions, tumeric, tomatoes, egg (duh), spices.

I regularly throw in chicken and a bunch of other veggies and it pretty much never tastes the same twice.
 
2012-09-06 04:14:05 PM

xanadian: For a "simple" meal, I slice a turkey breast into 1/2" thick strips. I put a bit of extra light olive oil in a skillet & heat the oil. Once heated enough, I then put the strips in the skillet. I season one side with Zatarain's Creole seasoning. While that fries up, I slice a tomato into chunks. I flip the chicken over in the skillet. Just before it's done, I toss the tomato chunks in there and sprinkle a little more seasoning on them.

As a side, I cut up a head of broccoli and eat that farker raw. I have about a tablespoon of Olde Cape Cod chipotle ranch as a dip.

I also have a glass of chardonnay with it.


that's some kind of magic skillet you've got that turns turkey into chicken.
 
2012-09-06 04:14:37 PM

vudukungfu: I'm going to do that this weekend, I bet I could trick the neighbor's kids into eating meatloaf if I told thm it was meat cupcakes. (with ketchup frosting, too. )


And bacon sprinkles.
 
2012-09-06 04:20:59 PM

CapeFearCadaver: vudukungfu: I'm going to do that this weekend, I bet I could trick the neighbor's kids into eating meatloaf if I told thm it was meat cupcakes. (with ketchup frosting, too. )

And bacon sprinkles.


Line the cupcake tins with strips of bacon before filling them up with meatloaf mixture. Go for the gold.
 
2012-09-06 04:25:14 PM

soosh: xanadian: For a "simple" meal, I slice a turkey breast into 1/2" thick strips. I put a bit of extra light olive oil in a skillet & heat the oil. Once heated enough, I then put the strips in the skillet. I season one side with Zatarain's Creole seasoning. While that fries up, I slice a tomato into chunks. I flip the chicken over in the skillet. Just before it's done, I toss the tomato chunks in there and sprinkle a little more seasoning on them.

As a side, I cut up a head of broccoli and eat that farker raw. I have about a tablespoon of Olde Cape Cod chipotle ranch as a dip.

I also have a glass of chardonnay with it.

that's some kind of magic skillet you've got that turns turkey into chicken.


It's that new-fangled ceramic stuff. MAGIC!!!1!

/I, of course, meant chicken the whole time
 
2012-09-06 04:48:45 PM
What's that stuff, I used to eat it all the time back in the day?

Oh yeah, funyuns
 
2012-09-06 05:01:49 PM

Lundyn: beer...it's the only thing worth having after work.


Wow, the Boobies. And here I thought I would be the clever one and say that. Well, off to happy hour!
 
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