Thursday, April 28, 2011

dinner ideas. plllease

Since i am home now with a baby i have been starting to cook a little more.finally, my poor husband. i really enjoy cooking if i have ideas of what to cook. so preston made a suggestion to just try one new recipe a week. that worked for two weeks...i am sick of making the same things over and over. and i am scared of trying new recipes before hearing from someone else that they really are good. i hate to make something and have it suck. soooo does anyone have new dinner ideas that they know are good. ANYTHING. i need lots and lots if im going to try one new one a week, fire away PLEASE.


Daniel & Carly Morris said...

seriously...I have several recipe books if you want any recipes from them. I've made a LOT of yummy dishes from them too so I can tell you which ones are really good. I don't have a car but if you wanna come over here then you're welcome to. Finally buying a 2nd car in June tho!! :) so excited. It'l1 have been 1.5 years with only 1 car!

The Webbs said...

any type of pasta is good in our home... cajun, spinach, chicken, alfredo, pesto, pepper, and whatever you want!

i also mix it up with homemade pizzas or salads. let me know though if you want any yummy recipes and i will send them your way!

Traci Butler said...

I always find really good recipe ideas on Love that site!

The Hawkins said...

idk if you guys like pablano at all.. but we sure do..

• 1 1/2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese
• 1 tablespoon dried oregano
couple spoonfuls of cream cheese
a large can of canned chicked or 1-2 lbs shredded chicken
• 6 poblano chiles, charred, seeded, and deveined *see Cook's Note
• 3 egg whites, at room temperature
• 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
• All-purpose flour (or crushed saltines), for dredging
• Vegetable oil, for frying

Chile rellenos: Mix the cheese,cream cheese, and oregano in a small bowl. Cut a slit through 1 side of the charred chiles and fill each chile with 1/4 cup of the cheese mixture. Close with toothpicks to hold the filling in place. In a medium bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Add the egg yolk and continue to beat for about 1 minute.
In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour in enough oil to fill the pan about a third of the way. Heat over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reaches 375 degrees F. (If you don't have a thermometer a cube of bread will brown in about 3 minutes.) Dredge the filled chiles in flour until fully covered. Shake off any excess flour, then dip the chiles into the egg mixture, until well coated. Fry until golden brown and drain on paper towels.
Arrange the chiles on a serving platter, spoon the sauce on top and serve.
To char the chiles (or any fresh chile): Put the chiles over a gas flame or underneath the broiler and cook until they are blackened on all sides. Enclose them in a plastic bag and let stand for 10 minutes to steam, which will make them easier to peel. Peel, stem, and seed the chiles. Once peeled, the chiles may be chopped, sliced or stuffed.

and for dessert key lime pie:
1 graham cracker pie tin
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup lime juice
a few heaping spoonfuls of whipped cream
1 can sweet condensed milk

mix all together, poor in pie crust, bake on 375 for 12 minutes, let cool for another ten, place in fridge, then once cold put more whipped cream on top.

Brette said...

Easiest recipe ever!!

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 small can diced green chiles
1 can el pato (yellow can)
1 small jalepeno (optional)

Throw chicken, chiles and el pato in a crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours or until tender. You can throw them in frozen or thawed. After chicken is nice and tender shred it. I just use 2 forks. Walla that's it!!
You can use this for burritos, tacos or nachos. We love the burritos with uncooked tortilas. Amazing!!!! Especially when you add all the fixings.
Try it and let me know what you think.

mindy said...

my fav is chicken primevera
cut up chicken into small bite size pieces, (at this point cook bowtie noodles) once the chicken is pretty much cooked-add Red wine vinegrette! add diced or sliced green bell peppers (or whatever colors you prefer) its SOOO yummy & put it over the noodles & add more vinegrette to taste!

Andrew and Jena said... It's become a favorite go to for dinner ideas (and yummy treats!) I've tried several recipes from this site and not one of them has been disappointing! I love the broccoli and cheese soup, its so yummy!! Check it out! There's lots of yummy ideas!

Creative Corner said...

Hey, it's your cousin julie. Look at the website . I love it and have liked everything I have made. Also email me and I'll email you my favorites!