What's for dinner? I'm having an old family favorite!

@dragon54u (31637)
United States
February 25, 2009 3:59pm CST
My boys loved it when I'd get some boneless pork sirloin chops and douse it with vegetable beef soup and cut up some potatoes. I put it in a covered casserole in the oven for about 90 minutes. The meat is tender, tasty and it costs only about a dollar per serving, less if you get the soup on sale! So I'm having that tonight. What are you having? Any other ideas for easy, one-dish meals?
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@GreenMoo (11837)
28 Feb 09
Erm, dinner? Gosh, it's 7.30am here and I've just finnished getting everyone breakfasted. I'm not organised to even have thought about dinner yet! I'm going into town later so I might buy some meat there. We don't often eat meat, but have a guest here just now who doesn't think a meal is a meal without so I'm humouring him. I tell you what I fancy though, a leek lasagne. I made one a week or so back and it was delicious. I wonder if i served it with sausages on the side whether that would do everyone? I'm going to read through this whole discussion in a moment. Easy, one dish meals are definately something I could do with knowing more of.
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
28 Feb 09
You have a guest who really likes meat? Make him a small steak, it can be the cheap kind. Put it on foil, add lots of onions and some Worcestershire sauce, maybe some garlic salt and some water then fold up the foil and put it on a baking sheet--the older the better because it always leaks. 450 degrees for 40 minutes, check to make sure it's not dry, add water if necessary and seal it back up then cook it at 350 for another hour. You will have the tenderest, juiciest and more flavorful steak! You can add cut up potatoes for the last 40 minutes and it's also yummy if you throw in some sweet peppers or bell peppers, cut in 1" x 1/2" strips.
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@GreenMoo (11837)
28 Feb 09
Oooh yum. And I guess I could get away with using a poorer quality cut of meat if i was going to cook it like that. I'll give it a try. Thankyou!!
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
I cooked Seafood Paella for lunch and we'll just eat the leftover for dinner. My husband was craving for that seafood Paella 2 nights ago, so I made it for him. Basically, its just rice, shrimp, mussels, squid and spanish chorizo with sweet peppers, green bell pepper,capers, onions and lotsa tomatoes and spices like cumin, sweet paprika, saffron. It turned out good. I dont know if kids will like it. Its worth giving a try though. Enjoy dinner. Boneless pork sirloin chops with veggie beef soup and potatoes sounds good & yummy too!
@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I always enjoyed making things for my husband. The Paella doesn't sound like my cup of tea--or it did until you got to the squid! I could leave that out. Thanks for the suggestion, it's something I'll put down on my list of things to try!
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
you can always modify it to make it your cup of tea =) you can use white meat and sausages if you want and kids will be more attractd if it has chicken on it. My husband love it with all the seafood,as for me, I dont like mussels. Your sirloin recipe is also noted & Im planning to try it out next week. Thanks & have a pleasant night.
@coffeegurl (1467)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Well I don't eat pork or beef, but I'll bet I could substitute chiken soup with chiken and potatoes with rosemary, maybe some cumin and throw in some lentils or kasha. Hmmmmm.....
• United States
25 Feb 09
O does Rosemary make you burp?
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I love rosemary! I tried a recipe that Kraft sent me a couple days ago and it didn't turn out well--cut up a potato and toss them in Italian dressing and crushed rosemary then bake. Well, it tasted pretty yucky and I ended up giving them to the dogs. They'll eat anything! What a shame, it sounded so good.
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
Wow, that sounds delicious.. well, we've had milkfish for dinner.. i know it was a typical food but it was really great! milkfish is one of my favorite types of fish...=)
@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Is is a mild tasting fish, or does it taste fishy? I like Talapia because there is very little fishy smell or fishy taste. I just read that you call it Bangus and that is is your national fish!
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Tonight we are having a dinner of leftover pizza from last night. The kids are loving it. Your dinner sounds good. I like to make something my mom always made when we were kids. Hamburger casserole. Sliced potatoes, onion, carrot, ground beef, and mushroom soup. That is it. Oh, and a little black pepper. You just layer the stuff, so you can make it as big or as little as you want.
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
26 Feb 09
We used to have hamburger casserole!! Only my mom mashed the potatoes and put them on top--YUM!! She usually put green beans or peas in it or what we used to call succotash. I love hamburger casserole!