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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Buc2 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:35 am

nhbucsfan wrote:Spaghetti and MB for me. Honestly, I could have it multiple times a week and not get sick of it.


Sometimes just spaghetti, garlic, Parmesan, fresh ground pepper with evoo or butter.

If I really want something fast, I'll boil some spaghetti noodles, get a plate and sprinkle some ground pepper, cheddar and Parmesan cheese on it, cover it with the pasta and add more of each cheese on top. Done!
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby IronDog » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:22 pm

Another "simple" meal....smoked shrimp. After marinating 2# in fridge most of the day, the actual cooking is under 35 minutes at 230 with a light smoke going. In the mean time, she cooked up some pasta with parmesan cheese, butter, garlic and some other stuff.

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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Teitan » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:23 pm

Interesting. Never had smoked shrimp.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Zarniwoop » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:24 pm

Neither have I, but I want shrimp and buttered noodles now
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby IronDog » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:31 pm

I don't remember what thread that's buried in the dead files where we traded some recipes. I even remember one of our old posters from CA commented about "olive oil AND butter" and cholesterol from hell. But...who cares. It tastes fabulous.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby IronDog » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:46 pm

Let me see if this works

http://www.buczone.com/viewtopic.php?p=38935#p38935

I've never tried this post linking bit. If that isn't it, I found it in the old "How Do You.........BBQ" thread on the 3rd page.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby The Outsider » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:53 pm

Smoked shrimp is great. And an easy way to cook shrimp as the low heat really helps you not overcook the shrimp.

But honestly, you can smoke anything with nipples.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Kress » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 am

But can you milk a shrimp?
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Deuce » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:09 am

Super K wrote:Another fam fave is chicken n' dumplings in the crock pot...

4 boneless chicken breasts

Cover with 2 big cans of cream of chicken soup, 1 chipped onion and salt/pepper...

Cook all day, then shred when you get home and toss in 2 packs of torn apart Pillsbury biscuit dough...

Let cook 40 more minutes...

Boom...


I made this on Saturday. I added the peas/carrots like you suggested. And then I accidentally got crescent roll dough instead of biscuits. All of the dough rose to the top. That plus the veggies made it basically a crock pot pot pie. Nothing wrong with that.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Deuce » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:11 am

Kress wrote:But can you milk a shrimp?


Shrimp milk is made the same way as almond milk. It's basically shrimp and a little water blended up until smooth and milky. It's great for cereal, coffee, etc., anything you'd use regular milk in.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Buc2 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:57 am

Deuce wrote:
Kress wrote:But can you milk a shrimp?


Shrimp milk is made the same way as almond milk. It's basically shrimp and a little water blended up until smooth and milky. It's great for cereal, coffee, etc., anything you'd use regular milk in.

Hmm... Cheerios with shrimp milk? I'll pass.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:21 am

Deuce wrote:
Kress wrote:But can you milk a shrimp?


Shrimp milk is made the same way as almond milk. It's basically shrimp and a little water blended up until smooth and milky. It's great for cereal, coffee, etc., anything you'd use regular milk in.

That sounds disgusting.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby mdb1958 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:38 am

DreadNaught wrote:My go-to simple meal is pan fried (diced) kielbasa and w/ shells & cheese. Put a little gourmet mustard on the side and it's a easy 10min meal.

Steam a green vegetable if you will.


Try this with the Kielbasa. Chop up some raw potatoes and a small onion and start pan frying while your slicing up smoked Kielbasa. When the potatoes are about half done mix in the Kielbasa, finish it, and slop it on a plate.

Yeah it goes good with Mac and cheese and bushes baked beans.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Grim Reaper » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:43 pm

Beer (preferably homebrewed)...
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby EastBayBucsFan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:59 pm

Chicken and yellow rice.

Take a rotisserie chicken and pull it into small pieces. Start cooking the yellow rice and throw the chicken and a can of peas on top of it. It's done in 20 minutes.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby IronDog » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:57 pm

Well hell's flaming bells. Bought 2 bags, 24oz per, of peeled/deveined, frozen shrimp yesterday for some recipe she wanted to make later this week. So when I brought all the rest of the groceries in, I dropped the bag with the shrimpers on the floor in front of the garage freezer. And, yep, promptly forgot them til she comes in from work and loudly informs me of my screwups. Fortunately they were still quite cold, just not frozen. So, what do you suppose is for dinner tonight? Tha's right. But we're throwing them in a metal collender that just fits inside my big "do that on the grill outside" pot, with about a cup of water and a handful of old bay. Let's try some steamed shimpees.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Caradoc » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:32 pm

What kind of cream of chicken? Campbells condensed? Add water to them or just the condensed soup?

EDIT: NVM, found out on the interwebz. Making this now.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Terp » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:44 pm

I pretty much have a simple weekly OCD dinner rotation each takes about 7-20 minutes to make

Shrimp tacos with cabbage slaw tossed in remoulade

Steak with portobello mushrooms and an eggplant

Chicken and an artichoke

Pasta and vodka sauce

Salmon (blackened or maple glazed) and zucchini

Tilapia (garlic butter) and rice

Takeout night
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Terp » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:50 pm

Oh, and when I’m feeling squirly I make a stir-fry with teriyaki marinated steak, chicken and shrimp with water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, baby corn, shiitake mushrooms, and Chinese broccoli.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Caradoc » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:23 pm

Real time update, I'm making the chicken and dumplings thing as directed and it looks like the biscuits are floating to the top too (Pillsbury grands). I'm about 20 minutes out from finishing this. I lived in FL for close to 20 years and never had chicken and dumplings. Go figure.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Caradoc » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:25 pm

On a side note, I am coming to FL for a wedding in Orlando just after thanksgiving and I would kill for a good Cuban sandwich. Any recommendations?
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Caradoc » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:10 pm

OK, so just finished the Chicken and dumplings. Dumplings just tasted like slimy biscuits. Either I got that wrong or dumplings just ain't our thing. Overall wasn't bad, but kind of bland and a bit salty.

Talking about it with the wife, we are going to do it again, this time using potato instead of dumpling, add some carrots and celery, but also make it with a side of sauteed Bok Choy and garlic. Think that will be a better mix.

Main part though is easy and can be a good foundation. Thank's for putting this up.

I'm going to try the picadillo later this week.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Kress » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:02 am

Caradoc wrote:On a side note, I am coming to FL for a wedding in Orlando just after thanksgiving and I would kill for a good Cuban sandwich. Any recommendations?


I recommend not getting one in Orlando.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Buc2 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:40 am

Kress wrote:
Caradoc wrote:On a side note, I am coming to FL for a wedding in Orlando just after thanksgiving and I would kill for a good Cuban sandwich. Any recommendations?


I recommend not getting one in Orlando.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Deja Entendu » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:59 pm

Tequila and soda
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby The Outsider » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:13 pm

Kress wrote:
Caradoc wrote:On a side note, I am coming to FL for a wedding in Orlando just after thanksgiving and I would kill for a good Cuban sandwich. Any recommendations?


I recommend not getting one in Orlando.



You're god damn right.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Super K » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:45 am

Caradoc wrote:OK, so just finished the Chicken and dumplings. Dumplings just tasted like slimy biscuits. Either I got that wrong or dumplings just ain't our thing. Overall wasn't bad, but kind of bland and a bit salty.

Talking about it with the wife, we are going to do it again, this time using potato instead of dumpling, add some carrots and celery, but also make it with a side of sauteed Bok Choy and garlic. Think that will be a better mix.

Main part though is easy and can be a good foundation. Thank's for putting this up.

I'm going to try the picadillo later this week.


Glad you liked it...I've found that cooking the biscuit dough twice as long as recommended by the recipe delivers a much better dumplings...less "slimy/gooey"...

We've made it with veggies too, our kids loved it...
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Caradoc » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:02 pm

As a sort of "mirror-image" recipe, let me throw this one out that I grew up with and still love:

Beef and mushroom "stew" (my mom called this "Gulash" , which it certainly isn't). It's more of a beef with onion/mushroom gravy.

1.5 - 2 lbs stew meat (or your preferred meat cut into cubes)
1 pack mushrooms (optional)
2 or 3 cans Condensed Cream of Mushroom soup.
3/4 to 1.5 cups white wine.
1 - 1.5 packets powdered onion soup mix
1 bag wide egg noodles

Ideally, flour and sear beef but this is truly optional, not much difference IMO. After that (or without doing that) put beef in crock pot. Depending on the amount of beef, pour in 1 bag of onion soup mix. If you are closer to two pounds beef use about 1.5 - the dried onions in the second pack are fine, add all, but not more than half or less of the power or it will be too salty. Mix with meat.

Add wine and soup - 3/4 cup and 2 cans if closer to 1 lb beef, 1.5 wine and 3 cans if closer to to 2lbs.
Add mushrooms if you want.

Cook about 4-6 hours, serve over egg noodles.

( you can crock pot this, or cook in oven in casserole at about 275 for 4 hours. You can use a pressure cooker, but make sure to cook the alcohol out of the wine before adding if you do)

Reheats VERY well, mix leftover gravy, beef and noodles.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Super K » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:08 pm

Sounds right up our alley man! Gonna give it a shot this weekend I think...
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby BucJordan » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:15 pm

Caradoc wrote:On a side note, I am coming to FL for a wedding in Orlando just after thanksgiving and I would kill for a good Cuban sandwich. Any recommendations?


Sarcastic options aside you have a few decent options depending on what part of Orlando. Can't help you much in the Disney area but I'd search for Los Autenticos (E. Orlando) or Black Bean Deli ( Winter Park or near Downtown). Maybe not quite as good as your best Tampa cubans but it'll still hit the spot.
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