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I tried nuking eggs on a plate for making a thin, flat "omelet" so to say, for making Bfast burritos or egg sandwiches. Aside from doing it in a mug, I've not had much success, until this morning.

I knew the middle wasn't cooking like the outer edges. Microwave ovens tend to penetrate about one and a half inches, so instead of a plate, I figured to use my trusty Pyrex loaf pan sitting atop two prewet chopsticks.

Mix two eggs with ~1Tbsp, pour into the lightly oiled bottom of the loaf pan. I sprinkled homemade ground red NM dried chiles, garlic pwdr, and no-salt Chicken fajita seasoning. Place chopsticks far enough apart to support the ends of the pan, put pyrex atop. Nuke full power for 1.5min, rest 30sec, nuke 1min. Let rest a minute. This should get it done for you.

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I'll use this recipe to get used to roasting meals on a baking sheet. I messed up the last one, albeit it was still edible. Isn't that what we hope?

Please, if I mess up, let it be palatable. I've been known to make some things so firm they are "pallatable".

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Introduction

This recipe sings of the fall and early winter harvest. This side dish is quite affordable: about 60 cents a serving for the vegetables!

Minutes to Prepare: 10
Minutes to Cook: 30
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 T olive oil
1 red onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 turnip, peeled and diced
1 yam or sweet potato, peeled and diced
2 parsnips, peeled and diced
1 t dried rosemary
1 t dried thyme
1 pinch salt
1/2 t black pepper
1 T balsamic vinegar, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl; toss to combine. Place mixture on a sheet pan. Bake 30 minutes, turning vegetables every 10 minutes until vegetables are tender and slightly browned. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar before serving.
Makes 4 one cup servings.

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I made an Apricot-Orange dump cake in the Microwave, using a pyrex 8x8 dish.
Items: One 15-18oz cheap yellow cake mix (the kind needing eggs, oil, water) Only use dry mix only;
One reg. Pie filling can (I used Apricot);
One 10oz can Mandrin Oranges (drain and reserve liquid).
One set of bamboo chopsticks.
One Microwave (ours is ~1100W).

- Soak chopsticks in vase or tall water glass.
- Lightly butter/spray the inside edges & bottom. Sprinkle enuf dry mix to bond to the surfaces.
- Pull a couple serving-spoons worth of pie filling w(o fruit in it, mix with liquid from Oranges and set aside.
- Dump in fruit-filling & arrange oranges atop, fix to level.
- Dump in rest of dry cake mix, level. Pour liquid mix atop and allow to settle in (I used a fork to lightly spread it around and mix w(top of cake layer.
- Place chopsticks under the pyrex into the Microwave (elevating the dish for more even cooking of bottom). Cover w(cling-wrap or lid.
- Nuke 14min @ #6. Allow to rest 3min. Nuke 2min #6. Pull out and allow to cool and firm up.
- Uncover, serve warm or cold -- UR choice. This really does taste a little better the next day tho.
Extremely low fat, serves 4-6.
emoticon may the forks be with you

ps. I eat this with a spoon however.
The equivalent in an oven would be in a 13x9 dish, cooked at 325F for an hour.

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My wife picked up a frozen meal in a bag for me to prepare for dinner. I needed a size of dish to microwave that I had neither in glass or plastic. So, I used an aluminum container (with its plastic lid) which came from an 8-pc fried chicken she purchased from the Target Superstore nearby. This is a way she does dinner btw. The frozen meal filled up the container, I sprinkled about 2Tbsp of water upon it, then nuked it with the lid on for 4min power 9. At that time I stirred the sauce in, rotating outside to inside with the spoon, and nuked 5min power 9.

Peachy keen! Fine as frog's hair. woo hoo. I've made Jiffy cornbread in a smaller version of the aluminum container (it came from the same Target Deli). It worked just fine in the microwave, using a conversion chart I got online for oven to microwave temperature settings. I like doing cornbread with chili on top. Just saying. Anybody else use some of the Jiffy baking-mixes? They've got pie crust, muffin, cornbread, and much more.

Please note any aluminum container or foil must NOT touch the sides of the microwave.
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I found this in an email from a wonderful site called BudgetBytes.com which is free, and real food for folks with low budgets. I hope you will like this. By the way, if you use muffin tin to cook these, put water in the unfilled cups so it bakes evenly.

Carrot Cake (for two)

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Prep time
30 mins
Cook time
30 mins
Total time
1 hour

Total Cost: $1.30
Cost Per Serving: $0.65
Serves: 2
Ingredients
CAKE
⅓ cup all-purpose flour $0.05
tsp baking powder $0.04
tsp salt $0.02
tsp cinnamon $0.05
tsp nutmeg $0.03
⅛ tsp ground ginger (optional) $0.02
1 large egg (yolk only) $0.19
cup brown sugar $0.12
tsp vanilla extract $0.07
2 Tbsp vegetable oil $0.08
1 medium carrot $0.14
FROSTING
1 oz. cream cheese $0.22
1 Tbsp butter $0.07
tsp vanilla extract $0.07
cup powdered sugar $0.13
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Stir until evenly combined.
Peel the carrot and use a large holed cheese grater to shred it into a separate bowl. Add the egg yolk, brown sugar, vanilla, and vegetable oil to the shredded carrot. Whisk these ingredients together with a fork until evenly combined.
Pour the bowl of dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and stir just until evenly combined.
Coat two small (6oz.) ramekins with non-stick spray, then divide the batter between the two. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet to make them easier to transport in and out of the oven. Bake the cakes for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
While the cakes are baking, place the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract in a bowl and allow them to come to room temperature. Once room temperature and soft, whisk with a fork until smooth. Stir in the powdered sugar a little at a time until it is all incorporated.
Allow the cakes to cool before spreading the cream cheese frosting over top (otherwise it will melt and slide off). Enjoy!
Notes
If you don't have small ramekins, these can be baked in a muffin tin.

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3/31/15 5:57 A

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I had a hankering for a hot drink with little or no caffeine the other morning. I mean like zero-dark-thirty, probably 2am. I have insomnia. There was one packet of hot chocolate mix, for 6oz serving. Ugh.

We had no milk, but some Greek yogurt I thought might work. We use that as sour cream replacement, as well as mix with olive oil mayonaise for healthier sandwiches, etc.

1 pkg hot chocolate mix
3 heaping Tbsp Nestle Tollhouse cocoa
1 heaping Tbsp Greek Yogurt
1 Tbsp white sugar
1 tbsp molasses
1 Tbsp honey
+ at least 24oz hot water.

I mixed the first 3 items in a cereal bowl adding water as needed, using the back of a spoon. I continued mixing each item until I had a thick liquid. Then I put it in the bottom of a large insulated cup, and poured in the rest of the hot water. My goodness, it was great.

I'm going to try it without the prepared mix, save some money of course.

By the way, we like shopping $-tree, the 99 cent store, a local Mexican Grocery (Wed., all chix is 25% off), and sales of course. We've yet to frequent a food bank but one time. this must change. Cost of meds, bus fare, rent+utilities, phone...y'all know the deal. Wife and I both are disabled although she is on SSDI. Fortunately I have medical through the VA.

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emoticon emoticon Go for it! Let us know how they turn out and if you like them.

Post some of your own recipes if you have any!

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Orange-Chip Cranberry Bread Recipe
Tart berries, crunchy nuts and sweet chocolate are simply scrumptious when mixed together in this easy quick bread. Sometimes I'll top it off with an orange-flavored glaze.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings
Ingredients

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 cup buttermilk
1-1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used white chips, and they went very well with the cranberries)
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, optional
2 tablespoons orange juice, optional

Directions

1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, combine eggs, oil and orange peel; mix well. Add to dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Fold in cranberries, chocolate chips and walnuts.
2. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. If glaze is desired, combine confectioners' sugar and orange juice until smooth; spread over cooled loaves. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 220 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


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11/30/14 12:34 P

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Made this for yesterday and it was really, really good. Andrea said it was to be made by me from now on. LOL. They all liked it. I added more fruit (grapes, apples, bananas,). Not overly sweet and tasted like it was made with cream cheese. The whipped topping I used was the "extra creamy" made with skim milk, don't know if that made any difference or not. But it was really good. I think if you used cheesecake pudding mix that also would be good.

Low-Calorie Fruit Ambrosia

A light and fluffy low-calorie dessert, perfect for a special occasion or any day of the week!
Minutes to Prepare: 5
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients
16 oz. plain fat free yogurt
8 oz. fat free whipped topping (thawed)
1 oz. box sugar free instant white chocolate pudding mix (do NOT make the pudding, use the powder only)
1 small can mandarin oranges (drained)
1 small can pineapple tidbits (drained), but reserve 2 tablespoons juice

Mix yogurt, cool whip, powdered pudding mix, and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Fold in oranges and pineapple. Chill. Garnish with strawberries. Makes approx. 10 servings.

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11/20/14 8:21 P

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This has got to be a really easy (and I know I would looove it) recipe.

Totchos (Tater Tot Nachos)
This is more of a guide than a recipe, so feel free to adjust any amounts to your liking and add or subtract whatever ingredients you like! You really can't go wrong with these nachos.
Ingredients:

frozen tater tots - enough to cover your cookie sheet
1/2 cup cooked leftover taco meat (shredded chicken or pork would be great too!)
grated cheese
guacamole
sour cream
pickled jalapenos
diced tomatoes
cilantro
Cholulua, or your favorite hot sauce
Directions:

Bake the tots according to package directions. When the tots have five minutes remaining, remove from the oven and sprinkle on the meat and cheese. Return to the oven to finish cooking.
Remove from the oven and load up your toppings.



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This is really yummy, but lots of calories, so small portions. Rich so that's all you need really. Use over ripe bananas (you can sometimes find them cheap at the grocery store, or use ones that "got away" on you), and I used just plain old cheap white bread ends for the bread. I used a little more than the 4 cups it calls for. So it's really using up things that otherwise might go to waste too. Easy, easy to make as well. You could also cut back a bit on chips and sugar and be fine as well.

Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour (+)

Ready In: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Servings: 8
"Bread, bananas and chocolate chips are featured in this bread pudding."
Ingredients:
4 eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

4 cups cubed French bread
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in bread, bananas, and chocolate chips, and let rest 5 minutes for bread to soak. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place loaf pan on towel inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with water to reach halfway up the sides of the loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, (takes longer than an hour) or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Simple Chicken Salad

1 chicken breast
Salt and pepper to taste
1 or 2 ribs of fresh celery
3 tbsp greek yogurt

Rub chicken breast with salt and pepper.
Steam till cooked thru. Cube.
Slice celery.
Put in yogurt and stir to combine.
Enjoy!



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I'm not a big fish eater either, plus the cost, but that does sound good Linda.

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I have NEVER eaten fresh salmon. I have made salmon patties from a can but not had fresh. Strange hunh Its just when we go out to eat there is always something I want more. Maybe I should buy some and try it. It sounds good but I am not a fishy fish eater. I had some pan fried tilipia (brand new item) and it was great. I need to expand my fish knowledge and eat more of it.

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I like to take some salmon when it is on sale, you can buy frozen salmon also.

Take 1 lb salmon
put it in aluminum foil
put strips of green peppers and onions with the salmon
brush the salmon with olive oil
sprinkle old bay seasoning on the salmon
wrap up the foil tightly and cook on the grill for about 20 minutes

You can also cook in the oven on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees. Yummy!


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Sounds good...I bet you could substitute salmon for the tuna too.

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Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

"Mashed potato is used as a binder in these tasty, lightly crisp tuna patties."

Ingredients:
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained
1 egg
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon dry breadcrumbs, or as needed
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:
1. Place the potato into a small pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two, then mash the potato with a potato masher or fork in a large bowl.
2. Mix the tuna, egg, onion, Dijon mustard, bread crumbs, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper into the mashed potato until well-blended. Divide the tuna mixture into 8 equal portions and shape into patties.
3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Pan fry the tuna patties until browned and crisp, about 3 minutes on each side.

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