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    Default Anyone have any good lunch and dinner idea's ?

    I'm and explorer and when I am at the station I have to cook. Does anyone out there have any good Recipes ?

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    This doesn’t have a name. If anyone has a suggestion, I’ll take it.

    16 oz of thin spaghetti noodles
    8 oz of crab meat
    2 yellow squash
    2 zucchini

    Slice the squash and zucchini to a size that suits you.

    Boil the spaghetti noodles in a pan of water. Add olive oil to keep the noodles from sticking together.

    Coat a skillet with olive oil or butter (or both) and add zucchini, squash and crab meat.

    Season to taste. Lemon pepper and oregano are my favorites, but whatever works.

    Sauté meat and vegetables until the vegetables are slightly browned. Stir occasionally.

    Drain noodles.

    Pour meat and vegetables into pan with noodles.

    Serve with bread and garlic butter.

    This will serve about 4-6 NORMAL people. You might need more if you are going to be feeding firefighters.

    Total time (including preparation) is about 30 minutes, depending an how fast you can slice vegetables.
    Last edited by SilverCity4; 04-15-2002 at 03:28 PM.
    Bryan Beall
    Silver City, Oklahoma USA

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    Anything except half a chicken-a-man (YARDBIRD)

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    corn chilli. do it like regular chilli, but when it is time to add beans, add corn instead. (and easy on the stomach) or talk to a boy scout or 2. we know lots of fast, god meals.

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    One thing I've done (and do at home as well) is the crockpot/slow cooker route. It can be started and left to cook, and you don't have to worry about keeping an eye on it. Toss it together first thing in the AM and by supper-time, you're ready to go.
    Umpteen variations of course, but here's a few that's not real expensive, but it fills you up.

    Porkchops & sauerkraut (adjust # of chops, and # of cans of kraut depending on how many everybody usually eats, though left-overs never seem to be a problem!)

    Chicken & gravy - breasts or thighs (thighs are alot cheaper, and you get more meat per weight) into crock, then dump a few large (family-size) cans of cream-of-chicken soup (undiluted - leave it condensed)

    Chicken or chops - cover liberally with BBQ sauce of choice

    Etc, etc.....

    When you're ready to eat, you can just heat up a vegetable or two, and throw together a salad if wanted, and you're ready to graze!

    Just an idea!

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    Marinade an Angus roast for 2 hours in Italian dressing in the fridge, slow cook in oven @250 degrees until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees (use meat thermometer). Slice and eat!
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    Default Pasta anyone?

    Here are two pasta dishes that are a favorite around the house.

    amount depends on number of people served.
    1 lb elbow pasta
    2 cans stewed tomatos
    1-2 cans tomato sauce
    1-1 1/2 green peppers
    1 onion
    about 1 lb ground beef

    Brown ground beef then add sauce, stewed tomatoes, peppers and onion, I season with garlic, oregano, italian seasoning, and red pepper to taste. Boil up pasta while cooking meat. Drain pasta and put back in pot. Add ground beef mixture to pasta and stir. Have Parmesan cheese and hot sauce ready.
    Serves 5-6

    Lazy lasanga(sp)
    1 lb. rotini pasta
    1 lb ground beef
    1 can spaghetti sauce
    1 small can mushrooms
    1/2 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
    Parmesan cheese to taste

    Brown ground beef, add sauce and mushrooms. While browning ground beef boil pasta. combine and stir in cheeses.

    Have parmesan and hot sauce ready.
    Serves 5-6.

    Both dishes go well with a good salad. And are easy to make in about 15-20 minutes if that.
    Shawn M. Cecula
    IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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    Well you left out an important piece of info, how many people.


    Shepard's Pie: 4 people

    1lbs of lean hamburger meat or meatloaf mix
    1-1.5lbs cheddar or mix of favorite hard cheeses
    2lbs potatoes (I use red)
    Corn, green beans (I use french style) or any veggies people will eat

    Take a baking pan (disposible aluminums work great)
    1. Cook potatoes
    2. Preheat oven to 350
    3. Grate cheese while potatoes cook
    4. Brown meat when potatoes are done
    5. Mash potatoes, red skins and all
    6. Drain meat, place evenly on bottom of pan
    7. Evenly spread veggies on top of meat
    8. Spread 1/2 of potatoes over that
    9. Sprinkle with light but even layer of cheese.
    10. Spread other potatoes over cheese
    11. Cover with last cheese
    12. Bake until cheese browns on top

    Every time I've made this the guys suck it up. You can use your own seasoning to taste. I usually put some garlic powder, diced garlic with meat, and onions (if at home, there are a lot of babies who don't eat onions) little red pepper, papriki and bam!

    I also do penne rosa (that I add sausage to) which is easy but I even follow a recipe and I don't have it front of me and fettucine alfredo which is even easier but I do it by experience and can't give you amounts. Sometimes good burgers speak volumes, and corn on the cob in the summer.

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    Kraft Creations in your refrigerated or freezer section....
    (Two boxes of the Lasagna with full directions)

    a minimum of 1.5 lbs of ground chuck

    2-3 bags of the salad kits (ceaser or italian are best)

    4 boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (THE BLUE BOX BLUES)

    Dinner rolls or fresh Garlic French Bread from your local
    Wal-Mart Supercenter

    For dessert.... I would go with Brownies... half w/nuts in em...

    All can be purchased at your local grocery...all will feed a min. of
    8 hungry firefighters and all come with easy to follow directions
    and taste great.... good luck!!! This is one entire meal...

    NOW AS FOR YOU SILVER... The only name I could come up with that
    sounded fitting was; Disposal Delight!!!

    Healthfood nuts give me a kick....
    Last edited by NFD270; 04-21-2002 at 11:53 PM.
    Adam Spencer
    Cadet Firefighter/First Responder
    Nixa Fire District
    Nixa MO 65714

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