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Author: NoIDAtAll Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308881  
Subject: Re: Budget Help Date: 3/29/2014 7:02 PM
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What types of things did you cook on the weekends to reheat later?

Stews, pot roasts, soups, baked potatoes - twice baked on the reheat, ham and beans, coleslaw, cabbage/sauerkraut, smoked pork butt/pulled pork, smoked beef brisket, smoked chicken, smoked pork ribs, drunken chicken, stewed tomatoes, dehydrated veggies and fruits, apple sauce, cherry and apple pie, pasta, meatballs can be formed ahead of time, frozen and cooked later, as can Asian dumplings, frozen shrimp and crab legs come to mind, along with lobster tails - just need to steam or boil in salt water a short time - usually under 15 minutes.

Grocery stores, here, frequently run sales on frozen packaged meals at 10 meals for $10, which is an option. OTOH, anything they can pre-cook, package and freeze, to be reheated in a microwave oven in under 15 minutes, can be made from scratch, frozen and reheated.

All of these require little active prep time or active attendance, except maybe the pies. Engage your children to help. I enjoyed helping Mom and Dad and leaning how to cook in grade school.

If you're a novice, watch FoodTV, and visit their website: http://www.foodnetwork.com/

http://allrecipes.com/ is another good site.

And, TMF has, at least, 2 or 3 good boards to help:

http://boards.fool.com/recipescooking-112912.aspx?mid=311874...

http://boards.fool.com/bbq-art-of-funky-the-115012.aspx?mid=...

http://boards.fool.com/the-gestalt-of-cooking-115253.aspx?mi...

Joy of Cooking is a decent book to have around - They also have a website: http://www.thejoykitchen.com/

You can also run a search on Julia Child recipes - She was very good, and pretty detailed in her presentations, no matter how simple the dish - By way of example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RThnq3-d6PY

There are many, many more available, but these should provide you a pretty decent start.

HTH,

Bob
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