I have a really busy week next week with doctors and dentist appointments, the babies birthday party and oh yeah hopefully meeting her – OMG I feel like I'm going to meet royalty.  I also have a fridge full of fresh vegetables thanks to my fortnightly (that's every other week for you not in the know) delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables.  So I deemed today Supercook Saturday.  I thought this would be a good chance to clean out the pantry and fridge.  So I cooked, and I cooked, and I cooked some more.  I now have 4 nights of dinners (plus leftovers for a couple of other nights).   I feel so good knowing I don't have to cook next week.  Yippee!

All of these meals were cooked with whatever I had on hand.  I researched recipes and amended where necessary depending on what I had available.

 

VEGETARIAN RICE

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  • 1 pkt Rice-a-Roni Rice Pilaf
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 2 cups broccoli flowerets
  • 1 cup green beans (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots (sliced in half)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

1. Saute rice pilaf, onion and garlic with oil until lightly browned

2. Stir in 2 cups water (gradually).  Add cumin, cinnamon and rice pilaf seasoning.  Bring to the boil.  Cover and reduce to low heat simmering for 10 minutes

3. Stir in beans, broccoli, apricots and almonds.  Add 1/2 cup water.  Cover and simmer on low for a further 12 minutes.

 

SALMON & PASTA CASSEROLE

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  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 pkts Chicken of the Sea pink salmon
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbs seeded mustard
  • 1 tbs fresh dill (chopped)
  • 3 tbs all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (I used corn, beans, carrot & peas)
  • 1 pkt penne
  • salt & pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350F

2. Cook pasta (according to directions on the packet)

3. Combine milk and flour.  Add lemon juice, dill, salt & pepper.  Heat mixture until thickened. Stir in all other ingredients.

4.  Transfer mixture to a casserole dish and bake covered for 40 minutes.

 

SPAGHETTI SAUCE

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  • 1 lge pkg ground beef
  • 1 lge onion (chopped)
  • 1 lge tomato (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 jar Safeway Select sundried tomato & olive pasta sauce
  • 1 tbs thyme (I used the thyme I dried, yummy)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • salt & pepper to taste

1. Brown ground beef.  Add onion and garlic to pan and stirfry until onion softens

2. Add tomato, pasta sauce and water.  Bring to boil.

3. Turn down the heat.  Add red wine and herbs.

4. Simmer for 30 minutes.

 

BEEF AND EGGPLANT CURRY

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  • 2 sml pkg cubed beef (for stew)
  • 1 lge eggplant (chopped)
  • 2 tbs ginger
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbs curry powder
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • salt & pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 325F

2. Heat oil in a large pan.  Add beef and brown.

3. Add garlic, onion and ginger and stir fry for a few minutes

4. Transfer beef mixture to a casserole dish.  Add remaining ingredients.

5. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.

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8 comments

Lisa amp; Gerald September 27, 2008 - 5:00 pm

mmm they all sound good!

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the schirano triplets September 27, 2008 - 5:00 pm

i have been doing this all week! cooking to prepare for future meals so i can just pop them in the oven when dinnertime nears! thanks for some new recipes!

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Harris Boys September 27, 2008 - 5:00 pm

yummy tonya!! I hate to cook (I hate it), but you make it look so easy!!

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Debbie Moore September 27, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I wish I had a “love” for cooking, I am getting better, but, you make it all look so good and so easy YUMMMM!!

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Sonya September 28, 2008 - 5:00 pm

WOW….that all looks amazing!!! I will eat at your house anyday! AND…I wish I could cook all day like that! A dream come true! :)Hugs!

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The Romero-Schroeder September 28, 2008 - 5:00 pm

HMMM all those look really great!

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Sharlene October 2, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I really, really, really, wish I liked salmon because that sounds yummy.

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Jessy of Jessy's Dolls October 4, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Thanks for yummy looking recipes! I can’t wait to try the vegetarian rice recipe.

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