Wednesday, July 22, 2009

To all you Paula Deen's out there, need your help!

Do you like to cook?

Do you have a recipe that you're dying to share?

Then you're the one I'm looking for!

I need your help! I'm looking for recipes that are yummy and easy (so not experienced in the kitchen, ya'll) to cook for one person, think you can help me out here?

I would like to start my own recipe box. It's hard for me because I have school three nights a week and so it's easy to eat on the run. I would love to start making a weekly menu for myself, so if you were in my boat, how would you plan your menu? I'm really trying hard to save money where food is concerned and failing miserably.

Don't hold out on me now, and hope to get some great recipes out of this!

Thank you!


Jess :) said...

Oh girl...I can share TONS because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to cook!! It might be easier for me to email them to you, so that's what I'll do a little later on. :) I've got a few things to do this morning, but I'll get some to you! :)

Do you prefer certain types of food? chicken? beef? yada yada... ;) I know, you've never heard of yada yada before, huh? Well, it's fabulous!! Okay...I'll stop being silly ~ I think I maybe should've slept a little longer. Oh well...I'm up and off to start my day!

Have a great one!

Adorably Distracted... said...

I love learning new recipes!!

We eat a lot of chicken! You could get breadcrumbs from the store and mix it with parmisian cheese... dip your piece of chicken in egg and then roll it in the crumbs and cheese. Bake it at 350 for like 20-30 min. You just have to keep an eye on it... when the middle is white, it's done. Once the chicken is done... pout heated spaghetti sauce on it and then add some more cheese! delicious- and i'm really mad that i'm out of chicken tonight because this just put me in the mood for it!

another one that's simple and cheap is if you take penne noodles... the ones that look like little tubes. Boil them, then take as much sauce, ricotta cheese and butter as you like an mix it up! you can keep it and warm it up for days!

good luck! hope this helps!

Jacquie said...

To be honest, the way I eat doesn't require a lot of "recipes". I eat a lot of one ingredient items (meat, veggies, fruit, etc). For breakfast I'll often eat All Bran Buds mixed in yogurt, lunch a huge salad, supper is pretty simple usually, but it's where I have the most variety.

You'll get things figured out. Have a great Wednesday!

Kristen said...

I wish I knew how to cook!! haha. My mom is an amazing cook & I hope one day maybe those genes will just appear!

Whitney said...

I will be emailing you! Ha!

Lisa said...

I actually just posted on Tuesday a REALLY REALLY easy recipe for dinner, that you throw in the crockpot(or oven)Echilada Casserole and its so yummy! Check i out when you have chance, anyone can make it all you really have to cook is the ground meat/chicken whatever you decide to use. Very very easy :)

Carrie said...

Yes...I'm a full-time mom and director of a non-profit organization...I work with amazing nurses and nutritionists who bring easy, yummy food for potlucks and I have their recipes are home...I will email them to you later! Hot Fruit dish, Chicken dish, etc...great

Sweet Simplicity said...

Most of the recipes that I make are pretty simple. If you go to my blog and scroll down the labels and select recipes they will all come up. I'm usually only cooking for two and like to make things that taste good reheated too. I know it is hard to cook for just one or two, but I will cut a lot of recipes in half. You will get in a groove and figure out works for you.

Heather said...

If you like salmon I love to just bake a defrosted filet at 425 for about 15 minutes. Just put whatever seasoning you like on top. then serve with rice, or pasta and a veggie.

I also really like to make baked ziti or lasagna and I don't consider them to be "difficult". Make in a small square pan and you'll have enough but not get TOO sick of it before its all gone.

I also like to just make sandwiches...panini's on the george forman can be fun!

Jenna said...

We eat a lot of chicken and pork. You can get the thin cut pork chops, sprinkle them with salt, pepper, dried italian herbs and brown them in a pan. Then brown some onions with it and add a can of crushed tomatos. Yum.

Or for chicken, make a simple chicken parm. Coat it in eggs that have been mixed with about 2T of dijon mustard, dredge in bread crumnbs or panko, brown in a pan, make sure they cook til they are 170 degrees and then top with cheese (let it melt).

Heather said...

I have several!! Not here with me right now, I may just e-mail you them!

Candace said...

My mother-in-law taught me her italian recipe for muffaletta. It is yummy and will last you for a few meals.

You will need:

Green Olives (chopped)
Black Olives (chopped)
Roasted Red Peppers (chopped)

Put all of these items in a bowl together and give a quick stir. Then add salt, pepper, drizzle some olive oil and add a splash or two of apple cider vinegar. I even put in a little bit of the olive and red pepper juice. Mix again.

Now you will need:

A loaf of Cuban bread (from Publix)or whatever crusty bread you choose
Provolone Cheese Slices
Your Favorite Lunch Meat (We use roast beef)

Slice the bread open length wise. Hallow out top half and bottom half. You can use that soft bread for snacking later. That is what my husband does!!! Then you will put the lunch meat on the bottom half, then top with cheese slices, next add the olive mixture on top and return the top half of the bread.

Now you have one long sandwich. Wrap the sandwich in foil and put in a 350 degree oven. Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the bread is crispy and the cheese is melted. Take out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Cut off whatever sized pieces you like.

Enjoy! It is one of our favorites, hopefully you will like it too!!!

kristi said...

what a neat idea!! maybe I should write down a few of these recipes for myself :)

love reading your blog! hope you have an excellent evening!

Kendra said...

OH my gosh, honestly some of my favorite recipes are on kellys korner recipe blog!!

Tatum said...

OH.. I have a couple of great recipes. One is for Weight Watchers Fried Chicken, so it's delicious and good for you :). I have a post about it on my blog. The other one is for homemade calazones. The recipe is really easy.. I will put up a post on how to make it! Good luck with the cooking extravaganza!