Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Ms. I, Jun 19, 2013.
Oct 15, 2014
Lentil soup with both sweet and spicy Italian sausage and escarole
The rest of the roasted veggies and a slice of turkey left over from our Thanksgiving dinner. Also left over that needs to be finished tonight--one glass of lovely red cabernet and a slice of pumpkin pie!
Cake. Really. I decided to use my calories on cake. I will probably regret it later, but now,
Making this now. It's in the oven as we speak and it smells heavenly! Also made garlic roasted potatoes and homemade biscuits.
I'm obsessed with stuffed chicken breasts. It's normally so freaking easy to make and delicious.
Small update: cheese is oozing. Considering divorcing husband so I begin a relationship with this meal
I will have to bookmark that one! I recently made jalapeno popper stuffed mushrooms. They were insane!
Tonight for me, it's grape tomato salad & chilled salmon salad.
Alright, so when did so many teachers become such good cooks?? I mean really some of these dinners are nearly gourmet!!! After reading this thread some of these meals sound incredible.Where do you all find the time???? Whose cheating???? Kidding...sort of!:lol:
I typically get home before 5 and we don't have dinner usually until 6:30 so I have plenty of time to play with most any recipe.
Teacher, I do the same! I said it tongue in cheek because I am completely amazed at some of these meals. I'd expect meatloaf and mashed potatoes, chicken and rice...but wow, a lot of these don't sound simple at all. Some seem as though they'd take a lot of prep work and time. As a group, it seems we could open an AMAZING restaurant!!!
Cooking is my passion, therapy, and "me" time. I'm terrible, because everyone always says "cook with your kids", but I'm selfish-I want to just cook by myself! I try to let them help, but sometimes I just want to hack up an onion in peace and quiet, ya know?
Oct 16, 2014
I used a few freezer meals but I didn't think they were that great. I like fresh stuff.
You sound just like me!
Me too.... Except mine is baking!!!! LOL!!! Love the help, but have my ways of doing things.... LOL!!!
chicken franchaise and a macaroni and broccoli casserole
If I'm really in the mood to follow an actual recipe, which is very rare (or maybe for Thanksgiving dinner), I'll do it. Believe it or not though, I like cooking. It's got it's relaxing content.
I have no idea...and it's already 4:15...
Fettuccini Alfredo with chicken, salad, and broccoli.
Last night was one of my favorite dishes. Well, the recipe was created by a good friend of mine. You see, one of my favorite foods is spaghetti, but I developed a life-threatning allergy to tomatoes a decade or so ago (I'd had a more mild allergy..just GI problems, that gradually moved from that, to hives, to anaphylaxis). Anyway, this friend created a recipe for a sauce that tastes exactly like a real tomato sauce, but is made with roasted red peppers. So, spaghetti with meat sauce might be simple for most people, but for me it's a bit of an involved process, and boy is it yummy!
Today I've been slow roasting a large pork loin (shoulder? now I can't remember) in the crock pot. It's got a sauce made with yellow mustard, horseradish and honey. It smells fantastic, but there's still hours to go before dinner.
Baked salmon, kale salad with quinoa and avocado dressing, green beans.
Homemade Vegetable Soup with egg noodles (instead of rice) it was verrrrrry good!
It will also be my lunch tomorrow along with apple slices and caramel dip
Kabocha squash soup with Fieldroast meatless sausage dogs.
Tonight's dinner is chicken noodle soup, saltines, and gingerale. Not fancy, but it's the only dinner that sounded good.
I had a hummus wrap with veggies and kalamata olives. I really want to make some sort of soup this weekend.
I had a very dear friend and coworker visiting my site tonight, so we grabbed a pizza and took it to my house to eat with my kids. We had so much fun!
Oct 17, 2014
Cheeseburger tonight with oven fries and frozen yogurt for dessert ohhhh yeah, it's the weekend
I'd love the recipe for this. If it is not too much trouble, may I have it, please?
I have two large chicken breasts thawed out in the fridge. I have six people to feed. I can't use tomatoes or dairy due to allergies and intolerances. Thoughts? Ideas?
A very robust avgolemono, perhaps. In a large pot sauté a very large onion, chopped, and a couple cups of diced carrot. Add the chopped-up chicken breast and generous quantities of thyme, basic, and oregano, plus a little pepper; stir well. Deglaze with a couple quarts of chicken stock and throw in a cup or so of uncooked (and preferably not precooked) rice. Simmer, stirring occasionally, till the rice is more or less tender. Meanwhile, in a one- to two-cup glass container, beat up four eggs till they're frothy and lemon-colored and no stringy bits of white remain. Add a quarter cup of lemon juice and beat some more. Just before serving, add whatever quick-cooking veg suits you (a pound of frozen spinach, a couple zucchini cut up small, a bag of frozen peas - you get the idea). Dipper out a ladleful of the hot soup and pour it very slowly into the egg mixture, stirring like mad; then pour the egg-soup mixture back into the soup pot, again stirring like mad. Let the soup come back to a very slight seethe - it won't take long. Serve with a salad and something bready; pita's traditional, but French bread or flour tortillas will do.
Go to the grocery store. Proceed to the produce section. Pick up the salad kit from the display. Once home, put all of the kit ingredients into a bowl, toss and serve.
(In the kit, there was chopped kale, grated carrots, broccoli "slaw", slivered almonds, feta cheese, toasted quinoa (just a little, more as a garnish), and a creamy avocado dressing.)
Yeah! It will be something I can make and not mess up!
You could make spaghetti sauce, if you've got pepper puree or can go out to pick up one of those 750-gram jars of pepper puree from the local emporium of Mediterranean foods (though watch out: the sodium level's kind of high). You could also chuck in a pound of sausage. Bulk up the sauce with one or two large onions and most of a head of celery added early in the process, and give it a bit of crunch and color toward the end of cooking with a couple bell peppers.
Shrimp with pearl couscous tossed with peppers and garlic. Yums. No one loves shrimp more than me.
Chicken fajitas with lots of hot salsa and guacamole!
Digiorno's Tuscan-style chicken pizza & probably a little grape tomato & avocado salad.
I'm making "cheaters" loaded potato soup using boxed scalloped potatoes. Not bad for something quick.
TG, I'm saving both of those for another time. Tonight I decided on a variation of Mummy Bread (for those who don't know, Mummy Bread is a favorite recipe in my household, consisting of ground beef, onions and peppers browned/sautéed in Italian dressing, then put onto Italian bread that's been halved and smooshed to form a "bowl", covered in Provolone cheese, then baked until the bread and cheese are warm. It got it's name because if you're artistic about the veggie and cheese placement, you can make it look like mummies.) Anyway, I'm doing chicken, onions, pepper, broccoli and carrots on French bread and covered in Monterey Jack cheese.
Oct 18, 2014
Went out to dinner to Ruby Tuesdays with my mom. We both had the New Orleans Tilapia with Grilled Shrimp over Rice and steamed Broccoli---------it was so goooood!
I brought some leftovers home too
Door County Smoked Cherry Pork tenderloin on the grill...also grilled eggplant greek flavored. It was so tasty!!!