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Need one pot meals
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Howard    Posted 07-09-2002 at 00:09:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Country boy in Houston. My REAL home is in Livingston Texas ( 100 miles and 15 years away from Houston ), but living in Houston to pay my bills. At home don't cook, but have lots of friends, that I fix Computers, TVs etc for.
( I FIX COMPUTERS FOR FOOD ! ;>)). I have my basic meal which is rice, whatever veggies I have and either sasauge, or boudina. Looking for one pot meals that a non - chef can fix. Miss the country / small town life. Cheers to all, and God bless you.

JoeK    Posted 07-09-2002 at 12:25:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do a lot of one pot simple meals:
Cheesy Tuna Rice
2 cups(uncooked)Minute Rice
1 can Campbells Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 can Tuna
Prepare Rice,stir in tuna,condensed cheese soup
Variations:Substitute chicken for tuna,add small can of peas,or other veggies.

Mac & Cheese
2 cups uncooked Macaroni(any style)
1 can Cambells Cheddar Cheese Soup
Prepare and drain macaroni,stir soup into hot Mac
Variations:add sliced weinies,chicken,veggies,tuna
Chicken Mac
2 cups uncooked Macaroni
1 can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can(6oz)chicken(or diced leftover)
Prepare Mac,stir in undiluted soup and chicken

You get the idea,one 2qt pan,1 spoon,10-15 min prep time..ea makes appx 5-6 cups,depending on variations.

IF THIS DON'T DO IT, U AIN'T HUNGRY Ron/Pa    Posted 07-09-2002 at 11:21:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try this site.

DeadCarp    Posted 07-09-2002 at 11:08:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Almost like WallSal's chili and boy it hits the spot -

Hamburger Soup

In a deep kettle, SEAR a pkg of hasmburger and while it's cooking, peel & rough dice a goodly handful of spuds, carrots & an onion. (turnips, brussel sprouts, cabbage, whatever) Dump them all atop the meat and add enough water to cover them. Drop in a boullion cube, salt & pepper to taste, let it boil for 15 minutes & enjoy!

Jerry S    Posted 07-09-2002 at 10:50:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had 4 boys all to myself and the best books I ever got for cooking was a crock pot cookbook and the betty crocker cookbook because it has things as simple as boiling potatoes to real extensive items. The one pot deals are a specialty of mine even though I have a great wife who can cook now. I think I got the last one of those around here. Boys are getting bigger than me.

WallSal55 - - another recipe idea...    Posted 07-09-2002 at 10:34:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can do a lot of wonderful things with browned
hamburger and a can of cream of celery soup! From
casseroles to crockpot. I believe the secret is
not to dilute the soup! The one veggie that goes
well with this is a can of corn! Experiment with
this combination; potatoes added to the crockpot
with this, mmmm, a few onions.

WallSal55 - W W Chili Recipe    Posted 07-09-2002 at 10:24:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
In a large 6 qt. pan or crockpot: 2 large cans of
Low Salt Tomato Juice or your tomato juice from
the garden! To this add: 2 beef bouillion cubes,
(one cube for low salt), celery seed, chili powder, 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. browned hamburger, 1-2 cans of dark red kidney beans that have been rinsed under water
in a collander. (generic kidney beans usually work best,
be careful not to buy the chili beans
that come with chili sauce and seasonings already

When I get the pan filled on the stove up to
5 qt. line, I like to simmer this an hour. Low
setting all day in crockpot. Don't forget your

Optional: onion powder; Variation: a Pinch of paprika and/or cinnamon.

One person can eat off of this recipe all week!
I always lost weight with this recipe, too!
(No sugar in the tomato juice!)

WallSal55    Posted 07-09-2002 at 09:47:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am a former employee of Weight Watchers (I was
a weigher at the scale when I was 22!) Anyway,
one particular recipe I did in the skillet, but
you can put in a crockpot, etc.
Skinless chicken pieces, orange juice to cover
the pieces, Herb Ox Chicken Bouillion (l cube),
sprinkle tarragon over all. In a skillet the
juice can boil down to a nice sauce!

WallSal55    Posted 07-09-2002 at 09:41:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
We try Goulash in a nonstick crockpot. We add
spaghetti sauce, hamburger and Creamette macaroni.
Be sure there is a lot of extra sauce as the macaroni will absorb some.

Look up a chicken cacciatore recipe online or in
an old cookbook. This requires purchasing chicken, canned whole tomatoes or fresh ones from
the garden, onions, (then seasonings or other
veggies the recipe may call for)

If you go to and click on Share--
will take you to their message boards. If you
check in the Garden Recipe message board, there is
a White Bean Chili recipe that is fantastic! (You
can eat this one year round! (as it is made with
chicken, and very light!) If it is not there, post back here. I have a copy.

Dennis    Posted 07-09-2002 at 07:29:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
We left Houston 6mth ago and moved here, AR.
Houston is getting so close to Livingston it scary.
Good luck on the one pot meals, Oh Yea, I'm the LUCKY guy who is married to EIEIO.


One Nation "UNDER GOD"

EIEIO    Posted 07-09-2002 at 03:24:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
This isn't a one pot meal it is a one tin-foil meal that is clean-up free. Lay out tin foil and on the tin foil put chicken breast, fish, chops, whatever is your liking top that with sliced potato, onions, fresh veggies, sprinkle any seasoning you want add about a tablespoon of water, seal it. Put in a preheated 350 degree oven, bake for approx 40-45 minutes. Be careful when you open it but there is it a three course meal and no washup. Good Luck.

Ludwig    Posted 07-09-2002 at 06:22:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
EIEIO, when I was in college I could stretch
my food budget miles farther than my friends
with tinfoil dinners. I did just like you said but I
always used hamburger for the meat content,
sometimes I'd even use white beans or even
mashed potato. I could have everybody in my
house drooling whenever I cooked, no matter
how cheap it was for me.
My tip on tinfoil dinners is to put butter on it,
sure makes it good.
Oh, if the hamburger is real fatty, say 75%
lean or worse don't use any butter and wrap
alot looser or it'll make for a messy cleanup
and will probably set off the fire alarm.... I
know this one from experience.

Goldberry    Posted 07-09-2002 at 04:19:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why don't you get a crock pot? You can make some great stuff for very little effort! You can look up receipes on the web too!

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