I need some Ideas…

Anyone have any good recipes they have tried lately for dinner, I am hoping for something simple and cheap! Let me know!


6 thoughts on “I need some Ideas…

  1. I have tons of ideas for you!

    allrecipes.com is a great website. I use it a lot!

    I also made a yummy crock pot dish recently.
    I threw boneless, skinless chicken in with green salsa, tomatoes and onion. A couple of hours later I threw in black beans and 1 cup of rice. It was delicious. I ate it in a tortilla!

  2. There’s one recipe that Jess and I really like that’s pretty simple.

    Ingredients: small bottle of Russian salad dressing, 1 pack dry onion soup mix, 1/2 jar apricot jam, chicken breasts. Mix the ingredients together and pour over the chicken in an oven safe dish. Bake for 45 min. at 350.

    We like to serve it over rice. Mmmmm. I’ve also been making a “chicken pot pie” dish that makes my mouth water. A lot of fresh veggies, chicken, and Pillsbury biscuits. oh yeah.

  3. yeah, i recommend allrecipes too. I go there almost daily. you can search by “top rating” so that you know what you’re about to cook was given 4 1/2 stars by 700 people and you can read what the users who rated it comment on. this helps a lot b/c they often recommend adding something to make it that much better.

    i have some recipes that josh and i really like that i’ll try to email you at some point.

  4. Fish and Chips! Frozen in a bag store brand fish, our faves are sole, cod, or pollock because they’re not so fishy and the Betty Crocker batter recipe, its online if you don’t have the book. The potatoes are just cut longwise and seasoned to your taste and baked! Very cheap. And healthy!

  5. Potato soup!
    2-3 potatoes, 1/4 onion, 1/4 flour, 1/4 butter, 1 can of chicken broth, 1 can evaporated milk, optional cheese.

    melt the butter in a pot, throw in the onions until they are clearish then put in the flour. Mix it around a bit. Add the broth and the evap. milk, stir a bit. Then put in the potatoes. (We microwave them then cut them up real small, (almost mashed), throw them in the pot as well. Salt and pepper to taste, throw some cheese in there and it’s all good. Sour dough or corn bread goes great with it!

  6. Hey Brooke – glad you are enjoying married life. With it comes the joy of dinner, right?!

    Hope these ideas help:
    – Asian Stir Fry. Chop broccoli, red pepper, carrots, and whatever other veggie is on sale. (or sometimes, whatever is left in the fridge!) Stir Fry the veggies in teriyaki sauce (about 1-2 tblsp to taste) and about 1-2 tblsp to taste of Kraft’s Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing. To stir fry, it only takes about 4-6 minutes. Serve with rice. If you want to add chicken to this, cut up breast pieces and cook them in the teriyaki sauce BEFORE you add the veggies. (it takes about 5 minutes to cook the chicken pieces thoroughly).

    – Since you are buying the Kraft Asian dressing, here’s a good salad recipe for it: Spinach, Feta, Peanuts, and Chow Mein Noodles. Once you have the peanuts, chow mein, and dressing on hand, this is a fairly cheap recipe. If you want to add chicken to the salad, cook one chicken breast cut into pieces in about 1-2 tblsp of teriyaki or the Asian dressing – both make it yummy.

    – Beans and Cornbread. I know it sounds weird, but this is a southern classic. Buy the bag of dry pinto beans (they are SO cheap!) and cook them in a crock pot with about 3 pieces of bacon or ham cut into pieces. Fill the crock pot with about 2 inches of water above the beans and cook on high for about 5-6 hours. Or low for about 8. Just make sure they have plenty of water and don’t boil dry. Salt & pepper to taste. I use the Jiffy corn muffin mix ($.59) to serve with it. The beans also good leftovers for taco salads, burritos, and beans/rice.

    These are my all-time end of the month grocery-budget-is-running-out meals. Hope the ideas help!

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