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could anyone give me ideas for a really easy meal for about 3 or 4 people? i have a crockpot. i don't really want to impress, just something good. any favorite recipes?? or just ideas??? thanks!

Answers:
An easy great dish is some sauted chicken with your favorite pasta and some alfredo sauce. If you prepare everything before hand, the actual cooking should only take you 15 minutes tops!

You'll need:
- 4 to 5 boneless chicken breasts
- 1 large package of your favorite pasta - I like Penne
- 1 bottle of some good alfreado sauce (I like Bertoli's mushroom or garlic alfredo sauce)
- soy sauce (a must)
- worchesthire sauce (optional)
- black pepper

1. Prepare some boneless chicken breasts by cutting it up into large cubes/chunks then marinate it with some soy sauce, worchestshire sauce, and black pepper. (I don't use salt since the soy sauce has it already). One breast per person should be enough. Let it marinate at least 15 minutes.

2. Heat a medium to large saute pan at medium heat, once it's hot, add a little extra virgin olive oil (substitute other oil if you don't have olive oil)

3. Add chicken, let it cook without disturbing it for at least 5 minutes (I set my microwave timer to help remind me). This will allow it time to brown. Adjust the heat down if you notice that it's cooking too fast or starting to burn!

4. While the chicken is cooking put some water in a pot and put on high heat to get it boiling. Add a dash of salt and a dash of olive oil (or margarine).

5. After 5 minutes turn your chicken over and let the other side brown for another 5 minutes.

6. Your water should be boiling now, so put the pasta in the water and lower the heat from super high to just high! Cook the past for between 8 and 10 minutes

7. Back to the chicken, after the 5 minutes is over, lower the heat a bit (medium low) and cover the chicken for the last 5 minutes. (this will keep it juicy and not dry it up)

8. Open up your bottle of alfredo sauce and pour it on the chicken (pour as much as needed to coat the chicken and the pasta lightly). Make sure the heat is set to low / simmer now.

9. The pasta should be done now, so turn off the pasta and the chicken, drain the pasta in a colander, and add it to the chicken and sauce, toss it around so the flavors all mix, mmmmm, this dish is yummy!

10. Pour it all into a large serving dish and garnish with some fresh basil and some parmesan cheese! Also good with some red pepper flakes added (like the ones you get with pizza)

11. Have your guests bring some Italian White or Red wine and you're set! Buen Provecho!

Other Answers:
Pizza. Just have it delivered.

Pretzles and Beer. Spaghetti, with doctored up Ragu sauce, and garlic bread


Tacos!

pasta is easy to make and serves alot for a cheap

Make some home-made pizza. It's always a hit, and it's easy. I found a recipe for easy foccocia bread also using pilsbury bun dough you can find in your grocer's freezer. chicken wings


Order Chinese food pork fried rice and some chicken and pork

get one of those Banquet Crock Pot Classics meal kits at the grocery store and follow the directions on the package and you are supposed to put it in the crock pot to cook it is fast easy and doesnt require much time to make.

Pasta is easy and cheap! Just buy some spaghetti noodles and parmesean cheese and garlic toast and you're all set. It's super easy to cook and you can make a lot of it in no time. If you don't like regular pasta sauce, just put olive oil, garlic salt, parmesean or romano cheese and Italian seasoning (you can buy it at any grocery) on the pasta. It's like a quick pesto sauce. Good luck!! :) cant go wrong with a chefs salad and you can get all the stuff from the store pre made. just buy a bag of salad go to the deli and get thick cut turkey or ham and some chese. cube the meat, shred the cheese, add your fav dressing and serve. or you could check www.food.com for more ideas


ORDER CHICKEN!

Great, easy chili recipe:
3 cans of beans (I use kidney, garbanzo, and black beans)
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 large can tomato sauce
1/2 bag of frozen peppers and onions
chili powder and pepper to taste
Just let the pot go and stir occasionally. Then serve with sour cream and shredded cheese and maybe some biscuits and salad. Quick and easy (and meatless in case your coworkers may be vegetarian).

Get a cooked rotisserie chicken at the supermarket. Buy some cole slaw and potato salad. For dessert you can slice up a Sara Lee pound cake and serve it with whipped cream and strawberries.

There are lots of crockpot recipes on the web. Try www.allrecipes.com
You need to learn how to prepare a few easy healthy meals. Eating out or buying prepare food all the time is expensive and fattening.


Chocolate Pie

1/3 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
Mix well

3 egg yolks
1/ 4 cup milk
Mix well

Add 1 3/4 cup milk
Mix well

Set microwave to 6 1/2 Min.
Stop at 4 min. and stir
Stop at 2 min. and stir

Add 1 tablespoon vanilla and 2 tablespoons butter
Mix well and pour into cooked pie sheet

This is a very good recipe. You will want to add a thin layer of whiped cream to the top after it has cooled. Microwave times do vary, espcaily for altitude. I've found that these times work best for the 5,000' feet where I'm at. You may need up to eight minutes if you are closer to sea level.
Enjoy


is crock pot slow cooker?

If so - Lamb shanks (1 per person!)
onions/dried herbs/garlic/root veg eg carrot
beef stock and a glass of white wine (to cover)
cook for 8hours on medium
After cooking and serving slice over lemons and sprinkle olives.
serve with rustic brown bread and more wine - YUM! Stouffers Skillets Chicken Alfredo
yummmmmmmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I always like homemade lasagna and caesar salad. Buy the pre-cooked lasagna noodles, get a basic recipe for lasagna, try kraft kitchens or email me, and make it a day ahead. You can just put it in the fridge (or freezer if you make it a week ahead), and bake it the night you need it. It's not hard, but very few people bother to make their own lasagna anymore. Caesar salad is easy, just buy romaine lettuce, a bag of croutons, bottled caesar dressing, some parmesan cheese, and some pieces of cooked bacon. You can have everything ready ahead, so you can spend time with your guests.




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