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  1. I got this from somegirl:

    buy a pack of boneless/skinless chicken thighs, and a bunch of turnip green, swiss chard, or kale. Marinate the thighs for a few hours or the day, in the marinade of your choice.

    heat up a cast iron pan in a 400 degree oven. When it is hot, add the thighs. Cook for about an 45minutes to an hour, turning once (somegirl says you don’t have to turn ’em, but I do). While the chicken’s cooking, make a side of rice. When the chicken’s almost done, prep your greens with a very coarse chop.
    Take the chicken out of the oven, put in a plate, and very quickly cook the greens in the chicken fat (it’ll take a couple of minutes in the oven). Serve and eat, it’s awesome.

  2. Shrimp creole, adapted from a Frugal Gourmet scallop dish
    1. sweat 1 diced onion in pan with olive oil
    2. add 1 diced green pepper
    3. Ad 4-6 cloves of garlic, diced
    4. Add 1 can tomato sauce
    5. Add 1 can diced tomatoes
    6. Stir in 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste, whatever other spices you like, simmer 15 minutes
    7. Add 1 lb cleaned, peeled, and deveined shrimp
    8. Cook until shrimp turn pink
    9. Serve over brown rice

    Use same red sauce recipe for any type of protein but brown meat-chicken, pork, beef–in pan first, using pan drippings to sweat veg

  3. Easiest Italian Beef EVAH–

    3-4 pound bottom round roast
    1 bottle decent lager beer
    1 packet Italian dressing mix (like Good Seasons)
    1 jar pepperoncinis (use it all, peppers and vinegar)

    Slice fat off back of roast. Dump last three ingredients in crock pot. Dump roast on top and move it around a bit. Turn on low and walk away for 10 hours. Then take it out, pull it apart with a couple of forks, ladle the juice into a gravy boat, and serve it on sturdy buns (baguettes work well). Great for casual company.

  4. easy is my favorite.

    some pan fried meat and sweet potatoes baked in the oven till they are carmelized.

    pasta fagiola in 15 minutes. cooked pasta, canned beans, crushed garlic, olive oil, tomato paste, chili flakes, parm cheese.

    salad greens with sliced cold beef or beans

    compost; beans, tomatoes, garlic, cucumbers, blue cheese dressing, all mixed up.

    shrimp sauteed in garlic and butter tossed with cooked basmati rice and salad dressing.

    gnocchi boiled with frozen peas, tossed in vodka sauce and parm cheese.

    chicken breasts baked in the over covered in sliced red peppers.

    oatmeal cooked in milk with a banana and a tsp of vanilla.

    a cup of stoneyfield plain yogurt with a half cup of crushed pineapple and some grape nuts.

    a cheap frozen pizza doctored up with mushrooms and pepperoni.

    baked beets with goat cheese and carmelized pecans

    a whole pan of baked summer veggies tossed in rice or pasta. with some cardinis or kens ceasar dressing.

    asparagus and eggs

    potatoes and eggs

    oh i could on and on

  5. Yum, the Italian Beef recipe sounds yummy! Will definitely be making that one. Here’s another delicious crock pot recipe:

    4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
    2 chicken breasts, bone-in or 4 boneless, skinless (or 4 thighs, or whatever you have)
    1/2 C. lemon juice
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 C. chicken stock
    1 tsp. oregano
    1/2 tsp. salt / 1/4 tsp. pepper / 1/2 tsp onion salt
    Carrots if desired

    Place potatoes and carrots in crock. Top with chicken. Combine remaining ingredients & pour over top. Cook on LOW 8-10 hours.
    (I poke holes in the chicken so the flavor permeates better.)

    Good luck with your new cooking ventures, Susie! Joy of Cooking is a great staple cookbook for the beginner. Never made anything from it that wasn’t great. Oh, and Easy Meals With Just Three Ingredients by Jenny White is fabulous!!

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