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1. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

Hey guys

Apparently back last summer I promised to send off the recipe for Cornbread Casserole and forgot to do so. Isa reminded me of this at the meetup along with a big guilt trip for being such a slacker;) So here is the recipe as promised for Gretchen, Holly, and anyone else who might want it.

Cornbread Casserole

1 pkg cornbread mix (such as Jiffy)
1 stick melted butter/margarine
8 oz sour cream
1 can creamed corn
1 can kernel corn drained
2 eggs

Mix just until wet and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Yum!

Also thought that it might be generally fun to have a recipe "exchange" on here for anyone interested. So please post away, as I'd love to have some yummy things to make from both near and far!

And for all of us, some useful looking conversion sites:
http://recipes.chef2chef.net/conversion/
http://www.dianasdesserts.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/tools.measures/Measures.cfm

Cheers,
K

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Wonkerer

Isa reminded me of this at the meetup along with a big guilt trip for being such a slacker;)

And your point????
(I wasn't that bad, was I???)

Thank you, Katie!!!!!!

I have recipes I can "exchange" with you so stay tuned!!! (Have to get Purdy to the airport shortly but will be back to post.) ;)

3. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 8y

ooohhhhh, sounds easy and tasty! i'll be sure to eventually get one up to share! maybe my sweet potatoe soufflé...very yummy (and super easy!)

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I have a question before I start posting recipes...

Are they to be strictly "quick and easy" recipes or can some be a bit more involved (time and/or ingredient wise)?

Just want to be on the same page before I write down how to do braised lamb shanks in beer or some such thing. Quick and easy to assemble but cooking time is about 3 hours.

Just like me to not wait for an answer... Here's a great salad dressing:

Brown Derby Dressing

1 can tomato soup
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar (white or brown)
1/2 cup oil (I use oilve or grapeseed oil)
2 tablespoons chili sauce or 1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 clove crush garlic
1/4 cup fresh herb (1 tablespoon dried herb) of your choice (optional)

Put all ingredients in a jar and shake well or use a blender. I use my hand blender which works wonderfully for this.

5. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

Yummm . . . sounds good I see no need for the recipes to be solely quick and easy. I still have to find mine. Having some trouble with that, but hopefully soon!

6. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y

Bachelor dinner for 1:

1 can whole tomatoes
4 eggs

Put tomatoes in frying pan and break them up with a wooden spoon. Heat over medium flame until tomatoes are simmering and cook down a bit. Add eggs and poach in the tomatoes.

Serve with crusty bread or pita, using bread to either scoop up the tomatoes and eggs, or wipe your chin with. Um, a cold beer is good too. Or two.

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I seem to remember posting my chicken recipe, but here goes again:

Lemon-Rosemary Chicken

Preheat oven to 350.
Line casserole dish/cast-iron pan with olive oil
Place chicken pieces evenly around pan
Garnish with sprigs of fresh rosemary, lemon wedges, salt & pepper
Drizzle with olive oil
Bake covered for 40 minutes

Remove from oven. Preheat to 400.
Add in diced potatoes and/or carrot slices
Drizzle with 1/4 cup (or more!) of decent white wine
Cook uncovered for 25 minutes or so.

Voila! Yummy.

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Wonkerer

Yummm . . . sounds good I see no need for the recipes to be solely quick and easy. I still have to find mine. Having some trouble with that, but hopefully soon!

Are they floating down river???

Trying a variation of Copper Carrots this evening. Will post if it works. (Otherwise, it's the Copper Carrot recipe because I know that one is good. I'm stuck in tomato soup rut at the moment...)

T, the chicken sounds delicious - must try it soon!

9. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 8y

This is one of my favourite quick dinners if I'm busy, its really quick and easy and very very cheap. And you can make it with store cupboard ingrediants. Serves 3-4 people depending how greedy you are.

Spicy peanutty black-eye beans

1 medium to large Onion, chopped
1 green chilli chopped or 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (more or less depending how you like it)
1 Can black-eye beans, rinsed and drained
1 Can plum tomatoes
1 large tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
Rice

Fry Onions with chilli until onions are soft and golden. Meanwhile start cooking your rice. Add the tomatoes and black-eye beans and cook until heated through. Stir in peanut butter so the sauce is thickened. Serve with the cooked rice. A little bit of lemon juice drizzled on the rice is nice if you've got it.

Goes well with red wine.

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

This is a good chilled summer salad:

Copper Carrots

1 pound (0.5kg) carrots - sliced or julienned
I small onion - chopped
1/2 green pepper - chopped (optional)
1/4 cup (60ml) oil
1/3 cup (40g) sugar (brown or white)
1/4 cup (60ml) cider vinegar
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) prepared mustard
1 tbsp (15ml) Worchestershire sauce
1/2 can tomato soup

Cook carrots until tender, set aside. Combine all remaining ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Pour mixture over carrots and chill. Serve cold.

I used this sauce over steamed carrots, onions and brocolli, serving it warm as a side dish with chicken breasts.