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valeriekj has written 35 posts for lazyandhungry

Simple Speedy Poached Salmon


Crappy wine + wastenotwantnot = Mulled wine!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/mulled-wine-recipe.html It’s cold. I’m cheap. I opened a bottle that was too terrible to even be a third bottle, so voila! Delightful mulled wine.

Family Friendly Fridays: Pretzel Baked Chicken | Mommie Cooks!

So I had high hopes for this– dreams of kiddos devouring every last vittle. That did not come to pass, as kidddos had too much snack because I didn’t get this started soon enough. However, this breading is DELICIOUS. The drumsticks we got were kinda sinewy, which was a bummer, but I’ll definitely put this … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken Recipe – Food.com

Pretty good, pretty ridiculously easy. ROI is excellent. I threw together an approximation of herbs de Provence (Rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil, fennel seeds– couldn’t find marjoram) and tossed minced garlic from a jar in. Served with cous cous and broccoli (crackers for kiddos). Must do again and myself on the back for dead-easy, highly satisfying … Continue reading

French Apple Cake – David Lebovitz

So easy, so good. Very low -key flavor and only a hint sweet. Great way to use up some apples. http://www.davidlebovitz.com/dorie-greenspan-french-apple-cake-recipe/

Garlic dill soy chicken

http://www.food.com/recipe/crispy-baked-chicken-leg-quarters-very-easy-one-dish-449452 So good, so easy, so cheap. A trifecta of greatness. Works for a weeknight meal or casual company (is there any other kind)? And kiddos (of all ages) like it! Shared via the Google app

Buttery baked cod (kid-friendly)

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/228319/perfect-ten-baked-cod/ I made roughly these alterations: -Threw in a teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tsp basil, and 1/2 tsp of oregano (could add onion powder, too) Mix those all together,two dashes of salt, dash of black pepper. – Swoosh fish around in melted butter so that it’s coated. – Next evenly pour the breadcrumbs on … Continue reading

Soup weather

While this isn’t what I think of as mulligatawny (eg, amazing thick yellow sloppy goodness from The Oven), it’s still great– especially considering the effort involved (minimal!). Think of it as a more interesting chicken and rice soup and you’ll be set. Not spicy at all, so kiddos could chow down (if you could get … Continue reading

Dead simple chicken, peas, and pasta

We had some leftovers from split chicken breasts that we’d baked, so we cut it up and threw it in here. Super easy, tasty, and kid-friendly. I started with butter in the sauce pan, then added the cheese and milk and lemon, and then added the leftover chicken, and then poured it into the pasta … Continue reading

Grilled zucchini

I love grilled vegetables. This can be made even simpler by skipping the balsamic step. I’ve done this with strips of zucchini as well; it’s a great way to use up a giant zucchini that, say, you neglected in your garden for a few days. More than a few days. Many, many days. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/222763/balsamic-grilled-zucchini/