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2012-09-06 08:19:41 PM  
Chop up chicken. Cook in pan with oil. Add onion and green and red pepper. Throw in some ranch dressing and sour cream. Let simmer for a bit. Serve over rice. Bam. Quick and easy.
2012-09-06 08:21:47 PM  
Soft medium Maytag blue cheese stuffed Certified Organic strip steak with chilli oil saute'ed mushroom and pressure roasted asparagus.
(4cc Maytag Blue, tablespoon olive oil, teaspoon water, leaf spices to taste, touch of pepper, stir low heat to 130 degrees, Knife stab and twist while dribbling down the knife after mostly cooked right before resting)
(oil, chilli oil and sometimes a little peanut butter, pan warm till the water in the shrooms boils then smooth out and flash-broil in the toaster oven)
(in the veggie basket inside a pressure cooker with a couple tablespoons of water, let it blow off all the steam then release pressure to finish cook time at reduced heat, varies with diameter)

Make time is 12 minutes.

I don't DARE farking eat it, it'll burn my asshole off to my hips. But that doesn't stop me from loving what it gets me for cooking it!

/nudge nudge wink wink
2012-09-06 08:22:22 PM  
This thread sounds fat
2012-09-06 08:29:31 PM  
For dinner this evening I prepared Chicken Piccata, Lemon Potatoes and Steamed Baby Carrots. Sour Cream on the side for the taters.

/i fark even better than I cook
//sure i'm fat, but not as fat as i was
2012-09-06 08:36:23 PM  
Open can of chili. Pour or scoop into large soup bowl. Cover with paper towel (important) and microwave for about 4 minutes stirring halfway. Add shredded cheese (or chunks, velveeta, whatever), stir and microwave some more until cheese is melted. ta da, cheesy chili dip. Serve with tortilla chips.
2012-09-06 08:40:22 PM  
I made meat-fried-rice tonight, chopped up some cooked turkey while I quick fried an egg in a big high-sided frying pan, chopped it with the spatula and took it out. Then I sauteed some onions in oil in the same pan, threw in the chopped turkey, some peas, the chopped egg, yesterdays leftover rice, some cayenne and some soy sauce and flung it around over high heat for a few minutes. The secret to good fried rice is to use leftover rice that has dried a tiny bit and make sure you stir it in the oil before you add the soy. You don't need much oil but make sure to mix it in before you add any other liquid.
2012-09-06 08:48:38 PM  
Really simple salad:

Fresh, mixed lettuce (no farking iceburg, thank you very much)
Half of a small, thinly-sliced onion
Sliced tomato
Fresh fennel, chopped fairly fine
Hass avocado, sliced
Fresh lemon zest
Cavender's Greek Seasoning
Shredded Asiago cheese
Olive oil
Red wine vinegar

Wash and spin greens and place in bowl. Add onion, tomato, fennel, avocado. Sprinkle with lemon zest to taste. Lightly sprinkle Greek seasoning, add cheese, add oil and sprinkle vinegar to taste. Toss.

Enjoy salad with good, fresh bread (not Wonderbread!) and a glass of good Cabernet.

Remember: you should taste the salad, not only oil and vinegar.
2012-09-06 08:50:40 PM  
high protein peanut sauce on high protein noodles

/using natural pb & soysauce
2012-09-06 08:52:27 PM  

RexTalionis: I steam broccoli and eat that.

Good stuff. And Blender Hollandaise sauce is a good topping for that. Or steamed asparagus. Or Eggs Benedict.
2012-09-06 08:52:32 PM  
homemade mac n cheese, or if I'm really fancy and start the marinading in the morning, some simple bulgogi with jarred kimchee.

I guess it all depends on what kind of beer I picked up on the way home.
2012-09-06 08:56:21 PM  
In the summer I do very little cooking. It's 105F outside at dinner time. If I cook something for dinner it's either quick in the pan or microwaved. Mostly I eat cold stuff straight from the fridge.

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Reading some of these recipes, I know why many of you are fat.

I was thinking that also. Lot's of high GI carbs in here.
2012-09-06 09:01:48 PM  
Yup, cooking for my scrawny, underfed 20 yr old tonight:
Fried perogies with bacon and sauteeed onions. Steamed Broccoli. Easy :)
2012-09-06 09:06:30 PM  
Recently learned to make Chicken Marsala. Takes a little less than a half hour and super yummy and easy.
2 chicken breast sliced into 2 fliets each dredged in flour with salt, pepper, and dried oregano
Heat couple of tablespoons each of olive oil and butter. Cook the chicken breasts on low heat til golden brown on each side. Toss in a cup of sliced portabello mushrooms and pour over a half cup of marsala wine (red is great too).
Hubster loves it.
2012-09-06 09:13:15 PM  

(Extremely easy and a cheap meal that's really good!)

1 lb. ground beef 1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. seasoned salt 1/8 tsp. pepper
½ cup chopped onion 1 tomato, cut into cubes
1 can black-eyed peas, not drained

Lightly brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Stir in garlic, salt and pepper.

Layer onion and tomatoes on top, then pour on black-eyed peas, liquid and all.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer without stirring for about 30 minutes. Stew is done when the tomatoes are cooked.

Ladle into serving bowls and top with grated cheddar cheese.

This is good served with cornbread.
2012-09-06 09:15:24 PM  
What I like to do is take some Chorizo, and cook as directed on the package, add some rice and cheese, and put in a bowl.
2012-09-06 09:16:55 PM  
Stacked Enchiladas
(This was a wintertime go-to when my kids were young, takes about 30 minutes altogether)

1 lb. hamburger 1 can Ranch Style beans
1 can Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce ½ can water (either can)
½ cup chopped onion shredded lettuce
diced tomato grated cheddar cheese
salt & pepper corn tortillas

Brown hamburger meat, salt & pepper with about half of the chopped onion. Drain grease. Add enchilada sauce, Ranch Style beans and half a can of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Immerse one or two tortillas in the mixture for about 1 minute, until soft. Using a pancake turner, remove softened tortilla from mixture onto plate and spoon the meat/bean mixture on the tortilla. Top with grated cheese, then lettuce, then tomatoes, then onion.

You can make these double-decker for a bigger appetite by putting one tortilla then meat & cheese, then another tortilla, meat, cheese and the garnishes.
2012-09-06 09:27:26 PM  
Sausage, peppers, and onions, makes for a nice quick stir fry. If I feel like indulging the need for carbs, I can quickly cook some angel hair pasta, add marinara, and toss it with the yummy trio of fried goodies.
2012-09-06 09:35:17 PM  
Microwave safe dish.
Layer slices of orange, lemon and onion (sweets if you have them)
Coat both sides of tilapia or other white fish with Old Bay
You may want to add a little extra fluid, perhaps white wine or lemon juice to help with the steaming.
Cover with plastic wrap
Microwave till done.
Would be good with rice.

Also works with microwave steamer bags.

Also works in foil on a grill/campfire

This also works with fresh trout, BTW. In addition to the bed, put slices in the trout's guts before sealing the foil.
2012-09-06 09:36:11 PM  
"Fark you*" chicken:

cut up celery, carrots and onions, rub chicken with salt/pepper/whateverspicesyoulike
put in oven somewhere between 375 and 450.
Cook until done.
Eat a few bites of skin
Eat chicken and veggies.

Mac and cheese
Sous vide roast (technically it takes days, but the only real work is at the end) with roasted potatoes and some other veggies, use the juice to make a mushroom shallot red wine reduction.
Chicken alhambra: diced chicken, chorizo, onions and peppers, avocado, sour cream on tortillas.

This was our week.

/wifery accomplishment unlocked

*Fark you chicken used to be just plain roast chicken, but my in-laws managed to piss me off so badly one time when I was making it that it was renamed f-you chicken. You WILL eat this meal and you WILL like it goddamnit.
2012-09-06 09:38:46 PM  
I've got a few of these.

Quick meat sauce -

1 can Del Monte tomato sauce (crappy on its own, but great as a base)
1/2 pound ground beef or sausage
Garlic powder
Chopped onions

Brown the meat, dump the can of sauce over the meat, add garlic, oregano, pepper, and onions. Heat the sauce at medium temperature until bubbling, and lower to a simmer until your pasta of choice is done cooking.

Grilled corn on the cob

Butter or margarine
Seasoning salt

Melt the butter, add generous amounts of the spices above.Tear off foot-long sheets of aluminum foil. Place the ears of corn individually on the sheets of foil. Brush each cob generously with the butter mixture. Roll the ears of corn up in the foil. Grill for about 25-30 minutes, turning the corn every 6-7 minutes.

Mojo chicken fajitas

Chicken breasts
Mojo marinade
Fajita fixings

Dice chicken breasts the night before, place into a plastic container or freezer bag. Add enough of the mojo to cover the chicken fully. Cook the chicken in a pan until done. Heat tortillas, prepare with your choice of fajita ingredients

2012-09-06 09:49:25 PM  
Gardenburger BBQ Riblets and a small baked potato. Just that simple :)
2012-09-06 10:07:23 PM  
Wasabi soba.

Cook buckwheat noodles.
Saute whatever veggies you have in some vegetable oil and a few drops of sesame oil.
Mix wasabi and soy sauce to taste. We are up to about two tubes with a quarter cup or so of soy sauce. We keep inching up. At some point it will be inedible, and we want to back off .001% from there (we loves us some wasabi).
Stir in sauce
Add noodles to the veggies and sauce and stir until hot and covered in sauce.
Remove all from the pan
Add whatever meat you have. Our order of preference: sushi grade tuna, chicken, pork, steak.

Put in bowl and scatter some toasted sesame seeds over the top.

Only non-pantry things in there are: wasabi and buckwheat noodles (although both are in our pantry). Everything else is whatever you have on hand.
2012-09-06 10:16:18 PM  
Popeye Tso's Chicken (or shrimp) via Serious Eats.
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I've made this with Popeye's chicken nuggets and with frozen popcorn chicken from Aldi.
Lots of ingredients but simple to make make.
Make sauce. Saute ginger and garlic. Add chicken and hot dried chiles. Add sauce. Serve with rice.
2012-09-06 10:35:52 PM  
Best chicken wings ever:

Chop winglets off the drummie and wing and place in baking dish usually 2 to 4 pounds. Cover in either teriyakli or buffalo marinade. Cover dish with foil and cook in the oven for 1 hour at 350. Remove and spoon out the grease and toss wings in a stainless bowl with the same marinade. place dish under the broiler watching til they get your desired blackness. Will be the tenderest wings you've ever eaten.
2012-09-06 10:56:03 PM  

Salmon: Pussy

Came here to say this. Not the same one or at the same time though.
2012-09-06 11:00:10 PM  
Blatantly bookmarking. fark it, I've seen enough awesome recipes in the first 75 posts that I NEED to remember this shiat. Profanity!
2012-09-06 11:17:51 PM  
boil some pasta, any type works.

in a skillet heat olive oil
garlic (to taste)
Onions or shallots diced
Sundried tomatoes
kosher salt
a splash of white wine or water
cook until tomatoes have plumped up a little
remove from heat and add
Fresh basil finely chopped
grated hard itialian cheese of your preference
toss with pasta

done in 15 minutes or less, less than ten if you use fresh pasta. excellent with a filled pasta like ravioli or similar.
2012-09-06 11:33:41 PM  
Steam or pan sear some asparagus while soft frying an egg in olive oil. Put asparagus on plate, put the egg on top, finish with grated parmesan. Boom...quick and easy.

Toast eggs (egg in a basket, toad in a hole, egg in a frame, whatever you want to call it) are also a great go-to.

I like eggs.
2012-09-07 12:14:53 AM  
On Sunday, sometimes I'll put chicken breasts and my favorite bbq sauce in the slow cooker. Top it off with big chunks of onion and green pepper for extra tastiness. Set on low for 6 or 7 hours. One night we'll have sandwiches with it, next day in my tupperware with some frozen veggies to heat up in the microwave for work day lunch #1. Another night I'll make chicken nachos and finally I'll have it over salad with ranch or blue cheese dressing for workday lunch #2. Easy and it tastes pretty good!.
2012-09-07 12:28:37 AM  
My favorite meal after work is pork stir fry(it's not a traditional stir fry, more of a quick braise with veggies and rice). I cook rice once a week and use it in most meals, so that may add to the time of this.
Pork Chops- 1/4 inch cut is what I use for speed
Onion powder
Chili powder - Take all of these and dust your chops, begin cooking in your wok (or 12 inch skillet if no wok) with a rough chopped white onion. Add Sriracha(I use probably 3-4 Tbsps for extra spicy), soy and a can (small) of pineapple chunks with the juice. Cover and cook on medium heat. Go sit down for 10 minutes, catch the news or sports and drink a beer. Come back with the following:
Bags of frozen snow peas, broccoli, and carrots
Can of Water Chestnuts (water drained)
Add the frozen veggies and Water Chestnuts to your now boiling mixture of sweet and spicy pork, turn the heat up to medium high, cook with the lid off, and stick around. If you have a wok, move your chops to the edge and let that spicy pineapple pork mixture cook into your veggies. Add some more salt and pepper, and if you want, some garlic power(or 1 clove, crushed and chopped). Soon all of the juice will start evaporating, and the veggies will begin to caramelize, stir consistently and add rice. (You may want to remove the chops entirely, and begin cutting them up. Or leave them whole, it's good either way, I just prefer the sliced pork.) Let your rice heat up ( Trust me on this, rice in stir fry works better if it is cold first.), then you can serve in wok or plate it. Super delicious and if you make the rice prior, it takes around 20-30 minutes.
2012-09-07 12:36:29 AM  

DerficusRex: Risotto.


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2012-09-07 01:29:29 AM  
Well, either grilled cheese and tomato soup or spaghetti with meatballs.
2012-09-07 02:21:12 AM  
Stir-fry using instant rice or noodles. not much of a recipe. Take your meat and season it with what you like. I use soy sauce, pepper, garlic, ginger and a little curry. (SHUT UP!) and I cook the meat, then I toss in a bag of frozen vegetables. Get those nice and hot and the ice and other water will cook off of them. Add a little bit of water. this will be your "sauce". Season it with beef or chicken buillion whichever you've made. Or pork. Or whatever it is. Season the sauce how you like it, then thicken it with water and cornstarch. Takes a grand total of like twenty minutes. I'll do this or roast on Wednesdays when my son has dance class.
2012-09-07 02:40:11 AM  
My wife and I eat each other.
2012-09-07 07:00:22 AM  

irishdncr83: Stir-fry using instant rice or noodles. not much of a recipe. Take your meat and season it with what you like. I use soy sauce, pepper, garlic, ginger and a little curry. (SHUT UP!) and I cook the meat, then I toss in a bag of frozen vegetables. Get those nice and hot and the ice and other water will cook off of them. Add a little bit of water. this will be your "sauce". Season it with beef or chicken buillion whichever you've made. Or pork. Or whatever it is. Season the sauce how you like it, then thicken it with water and cornstarch. Takes a grand total of like twenty minutes. I'll do this or roast on Wednesdays when my son has dance class.

I was just going to mention stir-fry. I cheat and use a simmer sauce. Since I'm cooking for one* I'm good to go in 10 minutes.

*Forever alone
2012-09-07 08:27:01 AM  

soosh: 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.

See, I don't like to have other folks make things for me. In part, because I eat when we have time, and often when other folks are covering the line, and in part because I'm trying to NOT eat a bunch of fried food and the easy stuff. Plus, making others do extra work is sort of against the "we're in this together" mentality that I try to encourage. I make enough pasta for the crew, and if they offer to make more when they get a bite, that's cool, but the food summons runs against the ethic that we roll with. In some kitchens that is normal, and even expected--back at Glendale Arena, Chef Jay liked to sample what folks were putting out, and the best way to do that was to spot check all the outlets--but ours is a small line, and it's a tiny crew: four guys and a dishwasher at most, and often just two or three guys, to cover saute, grill, fry and garde manger, so when one guy takes a quick break to eat, there's a lot of line to cover in their absence.

When I was at Mesa Verde National Park and with the Apollo Grill in Easthampton with Casey Douglas, we had sit down meals with the staff. Mesa Verde was before the shift, and usually with about 10-20 folks at a time, and at the Apollo we usually had 10-12 with the waitstaff and bartenders, so you had to make a fair amount of food at a time, and usually we all pitched in. Garde manger took care of a decent sized salad or vegetable, saute and grill did the protein and starch, and back to garde manger for a peck of dessert. It was really nice to be able to sit down with the crew together before a shift to just bullsh*t and relax before an asswhoopin' and at the Apollo, it was nice to grab a beer and eat a real meal with folks. That atmosphere bled away a lot of tension between the crews, because no matter how things blew up or how screwed up the waitstaff might have gotten orders, you knew that you were going to sit down with them, and it's hard to keep resentment over little stuff when you pass a plate together.
2012-09-07 08:29:55 AM  
first world problems
2012-09-07 08:42:06 AM  
Crock Pot Chicken:

1 can of cream of chicken soup
rosemary, garlic powder to taste
1/4 cup of sherry

Stir all of these together in a small pan on a low heat. Once they are completely combined, your sauce is done. Throw some boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crock pot, cover with the sauce, cook all day.

Goes great with rice. And you can even prepare it the night before. Chicken can be frozen or thawed, but adjust cooking to compensate.
2012-09-07 09:54:57 AM  
Didn't read the whole thread so someone might have mentioned already, but pasta carbonara is really farking easy and so so good. The whole process takes basically however long it takes you to boil water and cook pasta. I like spaghetti or fettucine for this, personally, but it's not set in stone. Fry bacon, the more the better. Beat a couple eggs... like one per person I guess, in a bowl and add a lot (depends on taste, somewhere between a half-cup and a cup) of parmesan cheese. toss cooked noodles into the bacon pan and stir through, adding a bit of reserved cooking water if you like. Do this quickly -- when you stir in the cheese/egg mixture the noodles should still be hot enough to gently cook the egg. Add black pepper, and more parmesan if that's your thing. Eat. Yum.
2012-09-07 10:00:35 AM  
I like breakfast food for dinner, home made egg mcmuffins are the best:

toast an english muffin
throw on a slice of cheese and a pan fried egg
thin slice of canadian bacon

quick, easy, delicious!

Also the Meijer's near me has packages of pre-cooked peeled hard boiled eggs (egglands best) and I love to make egg salad sandwiches and/or deviled eggs w/crumbled bacon on top.
2012-09-07 10:32:02 AM  
cook up chorizo in pan.

heat corn tortillas (i heat them on a thick pan on high heat, dry)

put chorizo in tortilla, add queso fresco, cilantro, lime.

5 minutes to awesomeness (some people take a longer time to cook their chorizo... i'm too lazy and haven't noticed a big difference. i don't mind that some fat leeches out... it's a very fatty sausage)

/ for breakfast, add eggs into chorizo. then, i remove the lime and cilantro and just use a nice salsa. oh, and probably a sharp cheddar (preferably white) instead of queso fresco.
2012-09-07 11:06:40 AM  
Shrimp and rice:

Heat skillet or hot plate
Coat 10 raw medium size shrimp (thawed) in olive oil in bowl (just enough to coat all)
Add cajun seasoning as needed to bowl (or blackened fish mixture or salt/pepper)
Start cooking Uncle Ben's Ready Rice: Long Grain and Wild Rice
Once skillet is hot, pour bowl contents into skillet and cook shrimp until done (don't over cook!)
Remove from skillet and serve with 1/2 of rice in packet. (more or less)
*Most times a vegetable is added. I usually add chopped broccoli with the shrimp as I prefer some crunch left in them

Serves 1
Time: 5-7 minutes (depends if shrimp are thawed or frozen)
/looking for different seasoning... perhaps sriracha "cock" sauce?
2012-09-07 01:15:27 PM  
Chicken chopped up into bite sized pieces, seasoned with whatever sounds good at the time and pan browned, with roasted asparagus and microwave steamed potatoes with lots of butter. Everything takes about 20-25 minutes.
2012-09-07 01:59:26 PM  

SmithHiller: Popeye Tso's Chicken (or shrimp) via Serious Eats.
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I've made this with Popeye's chicken nuggets and with frozen popcorn chicken from Aldi.
Lots of ingredients but simple to make make.
Make sauce. Saute ginger and garlic. Add chicken and hot dried chiles. Add sauce. Serve with rice.

... okay, that's kind of awesome. I may have to try that.
2012-09-07 02:18:42 PM  
Make a big batch of pasta sauce and freeze it in convenient quart containers. Then later you can defrost a container, boil up some pasta, and you're done.
2012-09-07 03:36:28 PM  

Expolaris: On days that i work out i want something quick and simple that's been prepped ahead of time so i only take 5 minutes once i actually want to eat.

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Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork - fire and forget cooking at it's finest. Cooked on low for 6-8 hours in a crock pot on the Sunday before until the fat boils to the top (for removal), and then the rest basically falls apart. Add sauce (not too much that's where a lot of the calories can come from), seal and heat as you need some.

You can eat it by itself , in pork fried rice (oh lord thats good shiat), and in a sandwich with some coleslaw on top (only sweet slaw damn it). Makes for an meal that i usually pair with steamed veggies and a salad of some kind - filled with baby bella mushrooms, carrots, onions, and a few tablespoons of fat free bleu cheese dressing.

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also, BAGGED LETTUCE CAN GO fark ITSELF. This brand of greens is delicious - put them in your face hole and feel healthy. Especially their spinach if i want to make some quick chicken pitas wraps.

Looks good. Do you use any liquid when cooking pork? If so how much?
Thanks, EIP
2012-09-07 06:12:15 PM  
1lb ground beef
up to 1TB minced onion and garlic
Cheese slices
4 eggs
Toasted buns or bread

Mix onion and garlic into raw beef with salt and pepper to taste, form into four patties, pan-fry or grill.
Fry eggs
build burger with patty, cheese, egg, tomato and avocado slices.
Enjoy your delicious heart attack.
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