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Need quick meal ideas

Jan 27, 2016 9:37 AM

So today is probably gonna be rough. It's already starting bad. Pain is everywhere. Internal external so if u guys woudn not mind telling me what is od for meals when ur pain is is a9 I needs enough to feed four people at least.

Jan 27, 2016 11:34 AM

Newfibrogirl, look on Pinterest for crock pot meals. There are lots of good ideas. πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 27, 2016 12:43 PM

Chicken breast with some sauce and a bag of microwave veg. Soup from drystuff with grpund chicken added in.

Jan 27, 2016 1:23 PM

I've found that batch cooking is the best method. It does rely on having a good day though....and a huge freezer!
The slow cooker recipes are great. Chuck it in and it does the rest for you. If you're interested can post my favourite. ..Mexican lime chicken. Super easy. Then I (or the Mr if I'm not up to it) shred the chicken and ziplock or tub it up in portion sizes. It freezes really well!
Spag bol works great too.
I've been poaching chicken breasts and freezing them too...put it fridge overnight and then just micro with some passata or what ever.
Did you know you can even freeze cooked portions of spaghetti???

Pork joints and beef stews etc great in slow cooker too!!

Jan 27, 2016 1:33 PM

Thanks guys..
Keza yea..I'd love the recipe for the lime chicken...
I've done batch cooking several times. Ha..the thing is eveeytime I do a batch family goes in on all dishes made and were down to like one days worth of meals left.. Ha..
But yes having that good day is like a diamond in the rough.
Today was extra hard. I ended up.breaking down during the meal prep. I just couldn't deal anymore.
Mostly it was an emotional break. I've been told for last few days that three was no Money for my medication. But yet thers money to get random food items and stuff for dad. So its like I'll just have e to suffer in pain and keep going whike others are tended to.
Basically mom ended up finishing lunch which was basically done. But I still had to make my own plate. So now I'm just mixing medicine to try and get through the another night. At this point I just want to stop dealing.
But..πŸ˜ƒ sorry went a lot dark. I'm just hurting so bad today. It's been months since I've been In tears with pain. But I'll try all your ideas. Thanks k you

Jan 27, 2016 1:46 PM

When I feel bad, I normally make tuna casserole, without the oven... I take the soup chesse and tuna mix them in a bowl and nuke it for about 8-10 mins while noodles are cooking (wheat egg noodles) and for my family of 5 it lasts a couple of days! Once the noodles are done I mix the 2 ingredients and dinner is done!

My mom got me addicted to it!

Jan 27, 2016 1:48 PM

Oh! Forgot to tell you how much of each you need lol!

3 cans of cream of mushroom
2 bags of wheat egg noodles
4 cans of Tuna fish
2-3 cups of cheddar cheese

Jan 27, 2016 1:51 PM

Thank u moparmom..I was gonna just wing it..lol I forgot all about tuna noodle cassarole.. I've been baking dish to death.. Lol

Jan 27, 2016 1:53 PM

Anytime! As a matter of fact that is what I made for dinner last night and that will be dinner tonight lol! Love leftovers!

Jan 27, 2016 1:53 PM

Bless you.
I'm sorry you're in pain and are struggling to get the support that you require from your family at the moment. It sounds very frustrating!

Mexican lime chicken:

Whole chicken breasts

Lime juice, (fresh squeezed if you have a capable helper :) bottled if not)

Fresh cilantro - masses of it!


Sweet bell peppers

Taco seasoning


Chipotle paste

I haven't put quantities in as it all depends on how big the slow cooker and how much chicken your using. But as long as the pasatta comes 3/4 way to covering the chicken the rest it down to personal preference. I then leave the slow cooker on for 8-12 hours. Low setting.
The chicken just falls apart when done and I like it shredded with a fork!

Prob my favourite recipe. Can micro some express rice.
You can add pulses like kidney beans etc to it in the slow cooker if you like. I can't anymore as have noticed these trigger my IBS quite badly. Shame as they're super yummy!

Let me know how you get on with the recipe!

I'm sending lots of positive vibes your way!!! X

Jan 27, 2016 1:58 PM

Sounds yummy and carefree. Imwil let u let u know..

Moparmom..I love leftovers too..however I'm stil working on my dad. He is 80 yes old and from the old school large family. So he hates leftovers. With a passion.. I've got to trick sometimes. Lol make it so I can change or add a sauce somhe thinks its a new item .lol

Jan 27, 2016 1:59 PM

Lol!! Sounds like my mom and dad!

Jan 27, 2016 2:02 PM

Take one or two 4 lb roast, we used beef. Coat both sides with taco seasoning wrap in saran wrap over night. In morning put in crock pot and cook on high for 8 hrs pour a whole jar of picante sauce and leave until done. When done shred for tacos, nachos, or burritos. We love it serve with shredded cheese, sour cream

Jan 27, 2016 2:06 PM

Oh Wezzie, I am going to have try that!

Jan 27, 2016 2:08 PM

Yes that sound yummy that could work with chicken too sounds like..

Jan 27, 2016 2:11 PM

Defo. I've done loads with the chicken. We defrosted a batch yesterday and mixed it in with a stack of nachos, shredded cheddar and guacamole!!! Baked in the oven for 20mins Mmmmmmmmmmm.

Jan 27, 2016 3:49 PM

Whole foods like any meat roasted 425 10-25min depending on meat. Cut up veggies and roast w it for 20 min. For flavor olive oil and nice salt w garlic we and onion mmmmmm we also do steam pack veggies. W fish 10min to table!

Jan 27, 2016 4:06 PM

I'm a crock pot queen. If I wake feeling bad or if I know there's a flare coming on, I throw stuff into the crock pot.... Beans or soup stuff or chicken breasts, chuck roast and veggies and boullion and just go back to bed. Dinnertime is a matter of throwing in noodles or rice or just serving it up.

Jan 27, 2016 4:09 PM

Lifts my mood to see the caring and support you guys offer and to see I'm not alone with the pain and family issues. Great recipes, yum :-)

Jan 27, 2016 5:13 PM

I love it here also. I know I can speak freely witbe judgment.

Jan 27, 2016 10:07 PM

Smothered grilled cheese. Make a grilled cheese and cover it in chili. Its delicious, cheap and filling.

Jan 27, 2016 10:08 PM

I also take advantage of my crock pot.... It comes in handy when you want to relax or you know its gonna be a bad day.

Jan 28, 2016 6:12 AM

Trust in, I always loved dipping my grilled cheese in my chili! I thought I was the only one who did that!

Jan 29, 2016 2:53 PM

Buy a slow cooker throw everything in and leave it stays hot and they can all eat at different time and do their own washing up no hastle no waste and best of all no washing up for you x

Jan 30, 2016 12:22 PM

I have a couple ideas..
-If steak is on sale, grab some, salt and pepper it, stick it in the oven at a broil for 2 min 30 sec or 3 min on each side. Tastes deliscious, not too much work either.
-Ground beef and fried rice. Save bacon grease, or use butter. Put rice and spices, plus butter in a pan. Cook until browned. Make ground beef with salt, ginger, onions, carrots, and basil. Throw together when done.
-You can do roasts in a rotisserie (only realistic if you eat a TON of meat like my family. We get 20-40 lb boxes of beef each month) Get a beef chuck or large cut of pork, salt it, leave it in the rotisserie for a couple hours,or until it is the right temperature to be safe to eat. Cut, and serve.
-Crockpot or stove soup. I love split pea soup, and the basic chuck roast plus veggies and spices. Really easy, and in bad pain days I can usually convince my family to help.
-I have also developed a great gluten free cornbread. My family loves it
1 cup milk (I use rice milk)
1 1/3 cup corn meal
2/3 cup rice flour
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup olive oil (or butter)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs (or egg replacer eggs)

Jan 31, 2016 12:11 AM

Yep, I am .. I loved l the recipes! Ty for sharing. Pizza works for me for a quick easy out...if I have the funds of course.dang it now I want pizza..love ya

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