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Monday, January 12, 2009

how many ways can I cook ramen noodles anyway?

So, I have to leave for work at 2:30, Tuesday thru Saturday. This means that Jon and the kids are pretty much on their own for dinner. This means that, usually it's....






or...






or...

for dinner.

Now, not to discount the exceptional nutritional value of Ramen Noodles, or frozen dinners but; I really would like to do a little better by mi familia.

So, I'm thinking of maybe making Monday's my big cooking for the week day. Try to put together some pre-prepared meals for my family that Jon can maybe just pop in the oven and reheat, or just throw into a skillet, and ta-da'! Dinner.
So, (I begin most of my sentences with "So"--have ya' noticed?) I'm in need of some suggestions. Does anybody have any great freezer meal recipes, or just really simple, really quick meal recipes that I can try out? Oh yeah, it also needs to be something that a couple finicky kids would actually eat too. I know, that's really asking a lot, but I'm verging on desperation here.
Oh, and slow cooker recipes would work too.





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14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Our diet consists of fast food most of the time.

Taco soup is a great slow cooker recipe.

Laura said...

Most of my suggestions would probably be things kids wouldn't like. There is always spaghetti - cook those Ramen noodles and then open a jar of sauce (cook up a little hamburger or chicken to throw on it too). How about chili - we like chili with turkey meat, and not spicy. Soup and sandwiches are good too! Your girls could help make the sandwiches.

the boyd family said...

enchiladas freeze well! either you can do specific wrapped ones or a casserole. the casserole is my fave: pull pieces of flour tortillas apart, like fourth it... layer on a baking dish. then layer the chicken mixture (cooked chicken pieces- i sometimes even use canned- lots of cheese, dry enchilada seasoning, cream of chicken and sour cream... no magical amount, just lump it all together so it looks right.) then layer of pulled apart flour tortillas, then chicken mixture. and so on and so forth. bake 350 for 20-30 minutes, when there's only 5 minutes left of cooking, add some shredded cheese on the very top. open a can of refried beans, heat up as a side dish, maybe add some cheese and chips... or salsa... good to go!!! make it monday evening and save it for later in the week (fhe for your older girls to help!!!)

Amy J. said...

OK...you had me laughing as soon as I read the title. I am not one to help you on this topic...but rather one to come back and check out all the cool ideas everyone else has! Good Luck!

the mama hood said...

I would check out this site for easy meal ideas!

http://organizedhome.com/freezer-cookbook-recipes-freezer-cooking

Good luck my dear~! Aloha!

the mama hood said...

Oh for the Top Ramen, if it is the stove top kind, we stir eggs into ours to make it more of a meal...might sound gross but it's pretty yummy! lol!

Missy said...

hey email me missy.mecham@yahoo.com and I will email you back some yummy recipes! I've done freezer group a few times and didn't care for many of the recipes. Some things just don't freeze well. But I have some great crock pot meals.

backandthen said...

Sooooooooooooooo... as I watched the stats for my blog and read where one of my main reader came from I realized that all the posts linked to my blog started with "so" and I did not want to say anything about it but you did :o)

As far as recipe Ideas are concerned I would suggest a flamish. A flamish is the same as a quiche but with leek in it. This was they will get proteins and vegies.
I don't implie that you're stupid but everytime I mention this vegetable to an american they don't know what it is (I think I have met only one american who knew what I was talking about) so here is a link with a pic of this vegetable:
http://images.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http://www.legumes.ch/public/img/recettes/76c603ea61.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.legumes.ch/public/index.php%3Fcid%3D1101%26ekuid%3D23&usg=__vEp8L8Rj4Gfm-gZe3iEJ9wxa20E=&h=417&w=250&sz=51&hl=fr&start=3&sig2=Uq7keXVUQzYYWixQwoDXLg&um=1&tbnid=mvx7rPvgWMJDcM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=75&ei=mU9sSaWwLJDO0AW4-vydBA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpoireaux%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dfr%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN

You can make your flamish a day ahead and it is real quick to make. there is just one trick about it. Leeks hold a lot of water so you should heat them in a pan with a little flour before using them for your flamish.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Slow cooker is my best friend. I picked up a book a few years ago at Hastings and it's dog-eared now, so easy and painless. I'll email you a couple of them when I unpack that box :-)

LOVE the new look and your header photo is fabulous!

Lisa Loo said...

Email me at lisa.bishop@gmail.com and I can send you some that have worked for me and my finicky family.

I use so... alot too--its just such a great word--and soooo....how I think!!

tammy said...

Here's some of our faves that are pretty easy:

Throw a pork roast in the crockpot, pour at least half a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce on top, cook on high for 4-5 hours until pulls easily. Serve on buns.

My boys love ham & cheese pockets. Take those crescent rolls and unroll, keeping two together to make a rectangle. Place some ham & cheese in the middle of each, fold dough up, and bake for 11-13 mins. You can also use left over chicken and cream cheese, or taco meat, or hotdogs.

Do you guys have Fresh & Easys there? They have a bunch of stuff that's premade that is really good, and also pizza dough for like a $1 that you add your own toppings to.

I'll think some more...

Mother Goose said...

i am going to have to try some of these out! ok, you can look at my recipe blog.
http://solomonrecipes.blogspot.com

You should post what new recipes you have tried so we can try them too.

A Happy Heart Blog said...

I wish I could be of help to you, perhaps I'll put some stuff together and email it to you. I am just getting into the whole cooking thing, and feel like I am getting better at it - at least they eat it!

Krissy said...

Oh DUDE. This is RIGHT up my alley! Maybe I'll put up a post by the end of the week with my ideas. Cause there's lots. :)