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30 Minute Food Ideas by Friends & Family

Updated on October 4, 2015
The options are endless! And you can make it with other meats too!
The options are endless! And you can make it with other meats too! | Source

Chicken Pot Pie a bit Different

Carol's Mom is a great cook and when I went to visit Carol not too long ago, she had this awesome dish of food sitting on the counter that made us drool!

The recipe is simple:
Mix baby carrots, peas and Creme of Mushroom Soup with some diced, boneless chicken. Use a deep baking sheet or glass dish. After filling it, crumple some biscuits on top of it. Bake in the oven until thoroughly heated!

This is my kind of food: Quick & Easy!

Soooooo good!
Soooooo good! | Source

Green Bean Casserole

You don't have to be a genius to be able to come up with some fast and yummy food. And you don't have to be the greatest cook either!

This is one of my favorite dishes and I can't imagine Thanksgiving without it!

Mix cooked, but drained, green beans with Creme of Mushroom soup and fill them into a glass-bowl (oven-proof). Top it with fried onions. Bake in the oven until bubbling/thoroughly heated.

If you want a kicker to it, you can add some coarsely ground pepper corns and/or some bacon bits!

Garnish with your choice of cheese!

With Salmon! Doesn't that sound good?
With Salmon! Doesn't that sound good? | Source

The 'Another kind of Hell' Snack

One of my all-time favorites is Deviled Eggs. But, being from Texas, there got to be a 'kick' to it! Well, it started as a party challenge!

The basic Deviled Eggs are easy:

Hard-boil eggs and cut them length-wise. Take the yellow out and collect them in a bowl. Mix them with mayonnaise, salt, pepper and mustard (for the hellish variety you go with horseradish mustard; otherwise the sweet Bavarian will do.). With a spoon or some fancy decorating tube, fill the whites with the paste.

So where is the hell in it?

Finely chop some jalapenos (and I mean: finely), drain them really well, and add them to the filling. Make sure you drained the juice well or it will end up mushy.

Garnish with Taco seasoning instead of paprika; and serve with lots of milk!

I want that recipe!
I want that recipe! | Source

Hellfire Burrito

I like somewhat spicy, but some of my friends are either evil spirited or have a stomach made out of copper!

You will need a pack of large tortillas, some breakfast sausage, tomatoes, corn,white rice, jalapenos, garlic, Taco seasoning, a bit Tabasco and some Pepper Jack cheese.

Cook the breakfast sausage with Taco seasoning and some chopped jalapenos and garlic. Slightly warm your tortilla in a large skillet. Cook the white rice with a little Taco seasoning and add a few drops of Tabasco sauce when done. Mix well. Add the tomatoes and corn to the meat and let it simmer for a few. When everything is done, mix the breakfast sausage/corn/tomato mixture with some rice. You can add shredded Pepper Jack, cubes or just lay a few slices of it on the tortilla before adding the mix. After laying out the tortilla (and the cheese, if you use slices), add a good amount of mix to the middle of it. Role it up and then fold up the bottom of it.

Serve with refried beans or chili and garnish with some Pico de Gallo, fresh parsley and a jalapeno. Offer some milk!

I eat with the eyes and enjoy the taste!
I eat with the eyes and enjoy the taste! | Source

Creamy Dreamy Mushrooms

Its been at least twenty years since I made this last and I still remember the taste of it. Oh my God!

I don't know how he ended up there, but a former Chef worked in some garage in Germany, handing out tools to people!

Slice the mushrooms of your choice and add them to a skillet with a bit of butter, garlic and a good amount of creme. Saute them until the creme is reduced to a sauce. Season with salt and pepper and a bit of fresh herbs.

Serve with pasta, rice or potatoes and garnish with fresh herbs. Goes well with a steak! And if you 'smoother' your steak with some sauteed onions, peppers, garlic and layer it with three different kinds of cheeses, you add another 'notch' on the taste ladder!


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    • Cat R profile imageAUTHOR

      Cat R 

      6 years ago from North Carolina, U.S.

      That's interesting. We've been eating them all summer.

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      The Seminoles went to war because the Americans tricked them into moving here to central Florida where they don't have persimans.

    • Cat R profile imageAUTHOR

      Cat R 

      6 years ago from North Carolina, U.S.

      I wish I would know that much about what grows wild around here, but I am limited to Blackberries and Persimans? in my backyard.

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      Texas? I know Texas. Here in Florida, I have a thirty minute meal for free. You catch a snook (in season) or a redfish. Then, you pick a mess of lambs quarters and pull up some Jerusalem artichokes. Both grow wild everywhere there isn't manicured lawns. Slice up the artichoke roots real thin and toss them in a pot with the lambs quarters.

      Forget what they say about draining the water and adding more fresh to get rid of bitterness. Pour in a little vinegar and hot sauce to keep your vitamins and balance the flavor. Grill the fish on the barbecue with a good basting sauce, and toast the grocery store after you say grace.

      If you are in Texas, I have a couple of good jack rabbit recipes. I bet they would make a good pot pie with your recipe. I also bet those German rabbits are fatter.

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      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Wow, these all sound so fun, but that last one is one I want to make very soon. The creamy dreamy mushrooms sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing some easy recipes...everyone can benefit from those. :)

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      6 years ago from Alabama

      I love the heat and these all sound delicious. Will be trying some of these for supper tonight.

    • Becky Katz profile image

      Becky Katz 

      6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      These look good. These also would be good without the hellish taste. I don't like a lot of hot.


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