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    Delicious and easy-ish to make dinner! Suggestions?

    So everyone is gone to the beach, leaving me home for a week or so.
    I've kinda run through everything at some point and I'm really not too sure what I want for dinner tonight.
    I don't feel like getting something fast food, I've got all night and wanna try something new.

    The only requirement is that it's something not seafood based.. not too big a fan and don't know how to really cook seafood stuff.

    But I can grill and do whatever else! I was about to head out and run some errands when I realized I have nothing to eat tonight lol. Any suggestions?

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    One cheap thing I always make myself is Lentils Shepherd's pie.

    Basically you use a few Potatoes/Carrot, you mash them.
    In a pan you put some oil, onion, green pepper bell (quite small pieces) and your lentils. You heat that up until the onions/pepperbells look cooked.
    You put that mix in an oven-proof bowl, add your cream corn/canned corn on top of that and finish with your mashed potatoes.

    You put it in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes have roasted on top!

    It's really good, to be honest. I was quite surprised. It's also very filling even without the meat.

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    Grill some chicken breasts and come up with different ways to use it. A few weeks ago I did this and made chicken fettucini alfredo (homemade), chicken pesto spinach pita wrap, chicken feta spinach pesto pizza on flabread, chicken bacon ranch ciabatta, marinated chicken breast, white bean chicken chilli, etc. I think I just googled some basic recipes with the ingredients I had and made what was easy and sounded good/cheap.

    With 3 pounds of chicken and a few other ingredients was easy to make meals all week just reheating the chicken and cooking it different ways as needed. My wife is busy the next month or so leaving me with some of the house things - I'm actually heading grocery shopping now.

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    I need to figure this stuff out!
    I can grill up burgers, steaks, etc etc.
    Then I can make just about anything related to breakfast. But making dinners like what you guys are talking about is a mystery to me essentially. But there's nobody here for me to worry about whether they like it or not.. just me.. so I can go a lil crazy and try some new stuff. I just gotta figure out where to start!

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    I always make Chicken Piccata, it's really easy too. Take chicken breasts and cover them in flour, and melt butter in a skillet and add olive oil. Wait a minute and then put the chicken in the skillet till it browns, and then flip it over (I normally leave them or 3 minutes on each side). Then just cook all the chicken and put them in their own plate, and melt more butter in the skillet and add lemon juice and cook all the chicken for an extra minute on each side. When they're done just pour the extra lemon juice/butter on the chicken.

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    Have you ever tried spaghetti? It's delicious and easy to make!





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    I think you should try to make alfredo sauce if you like italian, it's pretty easy, you just boil cream with butter and let parmesean melt (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/alfredo-sauce-2/). Then put it over fettucini noodles and top with chicken - you'll be quite impressed with yourself!

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    For something different- I'm super fond of Banh Bao- they're pretty quick to make once you've got the dough made. If not, you could always try 'Milanesa' which is basically thin strips of meat dipped in egg, bread crumbs, and fried.

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    Slice of buttered bread, ham, another slice of buttered bread. Bingo

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    Now that I made an appropriate 2000th post, I can stop avoid post increasing sections lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Jolz View Post
    Slice of buttered bread, ham, another slice of buttered bread. Bingo
    Yeah, but the fam left me $100 to buy foods, no poor man's menu for me. At least not yet, it's still early in the week! LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    For something different- I'm super fond of Banh Bao- they're pretty quick to make once you've got the dough made. If not, you could always try 'Milanesa' which is basically thin strips of meat dipped in egg, bread crumbs, and fried.
    I've never heard of banh Bao, what are they?
    Milanesa as well.. haven't heard of that one either, what kind of dish is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by munsterpoo View Post
    I think you should try to make alfredo sauce if you like italian, it's pretty easy, you just boil cream with butter and let parmesean melt (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/alfredo-sauce-2/). Then put it over fettucini noodles and top with chicken - you'll be quite impressed with yourself!
    I love alfredo, I considered giving this a try, but we don't have any pamesean. I'll have to add that onto my list, maybe pick some up on my way home tomorrow!

    Quote Originally Posted by katzes View Post
    Have you ever tried spaghetti? It's delicious and easy to make!





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    I've never heard of this... spaghetti. Is it difficult to make?

    Quote Originally Posted by juliaxo View Post
    I always make Chicken Piccata, it's really easy too. Take chicken breasts and cover them in flour, and melt butter in a skillet and add olive oil. Wait a minute and then put the chicken in the skillet till it browns, and then flip it over (I normally leave them or 3 minutes on each side). Then just cook all the chicken and put them in their own plate, and melt more butter in the skillet and add lemon juice and cook all the chicken for an extra minute on each side. When they're done just pour the extra lemon juice/butter on the chicken.
    That is what we have a lot of the time. I don't know if I have a particular name for it though.
    Usually just take some chicken strips, put them in some flour, then instead of lemon juice, I usually just olive oil or whatever other spices I can find.
    That's like a staple at my house!

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