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Old 10-17-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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ISO tried and true "restaurant" recipes

Do you have any favorite recipes that you make in place of going out that have taken away the urge to go get a favorite from a place you love in favor of staying home and being thrifty eating in?

Mine:

Jamba Juice smoothies beconed for a while

So in the blender went frozen strawberries, frozen peaches, lime sherbert, and some lemon lime pop or lemonade. Very tasty I think, but not as healthy as it could be I guess.

What are your home fixes?

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Old 10-18-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
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YUM! That sounds so good! I have to go and search my recipe collection, I have some good ones to post.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:02 AM   #3
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big mac sauce(mac donalds)

1 cup miracle whip
1/3 cup french dressing
1/4 cup relish
1TBSP white sugar
1 tsp minced onion
1/4 tsp black pepper

mix and refridgerate at least 20 min.
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tim hortons ice cappachino

in blender put

2c crushed ice
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chilled strong coffee
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cream
2 Tbsp instant coffee granules

blend till smooth
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Another one for us is homemade egg rolls- not technically a replacement for anywhere specific, but yummy enough to replace Chinese takeout for us sometimes.

Heat oil, and add garlic and ginger. Throw in a pork chop or two that you have put through the food processor. Cook and remove meat from pan. Add in a whole bunch of cabbage, some onions, and mushrooms- maybe some water chestnut. Cook until cabbage is soft. Mix in meat and heat through. Season with soy, some hot sauce, salt, pepper, and whatever else seems appealing at the time. Use store bought egg roll wrappers, and roll, seal, then deep fry. These keep very well in the freezer after you fry them- then just heat in the toaster oven and serve with hot mustard and duck sauce. Mmmm...

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http://pleasegivepeasachance.blogspo...a-tuscona.html
lately i brown some pancetta cubes with the onion yum
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Thanks for some yummy sounding recipes! Any other ideas?
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Re: ISO tried and true "restaurant" recipes

Trying to make our favorite resturant meals is something DH and I try to do quite a bit. Here are a couple of our favorites that have turned out great. Please excuse that I don't use exact measurements.

Chili's Southwest Eggrolls
1 can corn
1 can blackbeans
1 box frozen/thawed squeezed out spinich
1 B/S chicken breast cooked and cubed
Cumin
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Chili Powder
1 bag mexi-mix type cheese

Mix all those ingrdiance together in a bowl. Then spoon the mixture onto soft tortilla shells and roll them like an eggroll. I use toothpicks to seal the ends up. We are not fans of frying for health reasons, so we put them on a cookie sheet and spritz with a little olive oil so they crisp up good. Bake in oven at 375 for 15-20 minutes till they are crispy on outside and gooey on inside.

For the dipping sauce mix 1/2 c favorite ranch dressing, 1/2 c mushed up avacado and a little chili powder.
Yummy yummy! These freeze great too, so when I make them I make a ton and freeze them prior to baking. Then I can just pull a couple out in the morning, thaw in the fridge during the day and bake for dinner.
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Yum that dipping sauce sauce sounds great too!
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My husband worked for Red Robins.. I have their "cooks pocket reference" with recipes somewhere. Most of them we just make from memory.

Baja Ranch -
1 part Salsa
1 part Ranch

We use this on a ton of things... burgers, salads! and its a great dip for fresh veggies.
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