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9/11/09 8:16 P

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Oh yeah! That squash recipe sounds GREAT! I usually boil my squash with zucchini and onions. Not much water, some low-fat margarine, a bit of salt and pepper. YeeHaw, that's yummy. :-)

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9/10/09 8:44 A

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I tried spaghetti squash last night - NUM!

Baked the squash and scooped out a cup of the insides. Added some spaghetti sauce from a jar and top with some parmesan cheese. I know there are more complicated recipes but I like to keep it simple.


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9/9/09 8:20 P

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See, there's an example, I would like the chicken and just italian dressing, once you add the cream and the cheese and the mushrooms, I'm out.

LOL I'm a pain in the you know where when it comes to food!

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9/9/09 8:09 P

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Sandy that sounds good, too! This is what we ate for dinner. I served it over brown rice. The italian dressing has some spices but when blended with everything else it is subtle.

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9/9/09 6:37 P

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Smothered steak is good too. Just take a round steak, cut it into serving sized pieces and barely cover with flour. Fry it in some oil, not much, and when it's brown cover with the following: cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 can of milk and a touch of any kind of steak sauce, even Worchester Sauce. That flavors the gravy and when you cook it over, and under the pieces of steak, it's really tender and I love the taste.

Good luck with your learning experience with cooking. LOL Gosh, I BARELY remember when I started cooking for my own family ~ back in the middle ages! hehe

And that spaghetti sauce sounds great! As a matter of fact, it's identical to the one I make. YUMMY!!!

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See, that sounds good, and the spices you listed are ones I know, I get leary with the "fancy" spices like curry. lol!

I look forward to more ideas, I plan to do some grocery shopping soon, so this will help!

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If you like pasta, try doing your own spaghetti sauce -- it is really easy. If you like beef, (I like to do italian sausage but a lot of spice in there so I wouldn't recommend that) brown up 1lb of gr. beef and add 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of tomato sauce and 1 small can of tomato paste and you will have a good tomato base. From there if you want a hint of garlic start by adding 1 clove (or skip the garlic all together) boil 1 pound of spaghetti (or linguini) noodles and voila! Dinner!

I am a big one on spices etc so I add in 4 cloves of garlic, 1 onion, fresh oregano, thyme and basil and sometimes rosemary. If anything, try adding in a little bit of fresh basil. It might flavor it up a bit without being too offensive. Just a thought... I will think of some more and get back to you!

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Not sure on spices, but I don't like veggies mixed in with stuff, and wouldn't enjoy most casseroles.

I'm also a beginner when it comes to cooking.

I really enjoy meat and potatoes kind of things, Chicken is good, pasta is good. But real simple basic foods, the less ingredients the better..lol.

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When you say that you are picky and don't like a lot of things on your food what do you mean -- like spices etc, veggies, etc.

What types of things do you like? I have a whole arsonal of recipes because I eat clean and don't like processed foods. I am more than happy to share some recipes if I can get an idea of what you like -- are you a casserole type? Pasta? Chicken?

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Ok, I need food ideas.

They need to be basic, nothing fancy, and kid friendly. I'm really a plain eatter, I don't like cooked veggies (I will eat most of the raw) and don't like a lot of stuff on my food. I'm REALLY REALLY picky.

I just know I can't go on eatting boxed mac and cheese, and microwave meals, and packaged food. I want to eat at home more (we eat out ALOT!)

Anyhow, looking for basic healthy meal ideas, there are usually only two of us at a meal, sometimes 3.

Thanks in advance, and I will be cross posting this, so sorry if you see this multiple times!

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