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Old 07-29-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone do a lot of cooking once a week? Favorite recipes that keep well?

I'm starting to realize just how little time I will have between school and clinical rotations in just three short weeks. I really don't want to get derailed by poor planning, since I'm going to need all energy I can get and carb hangover is the precise opposite! My tentative plan is to do a lot of cooking on the weekend so I can just grab and go throughout the week.

I'd like to spend some time collecting a group of recipes that are known to still taste good up to a week in the fridge. I have a few that I know would work well. Planning to make a different soup each week since I love soup year round. Any suggestions are appreciated!

Difficulty level: I don't eat seafood, and I don't really like the taste of reheated eggs (which sucks, because quiches would be a great option otherwise!)
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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Cold quiche is delicious though, as is cold frittata. In fact I prefer it that way.

There are several "once a month cooking" threads on here, I pulled them up a month or so back for someone - let me see if I can find them quickly.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Here are some for starters:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...challenge.html

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...e-weekend.html

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...-all-week.html

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...-oamc-ers.html

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...c-recipes.html


There are others, just search on OAMC and you'll turn them up.
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Thanks for that! I was searching things like weekly cooking and batch cooking ... never thought about monthly. I'll have to make a quiche this week and try it cold and see what I think.
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Try baking your quiche in an 8" x 8" square pan instead of a quiche dish or pie plate, then cut it into squares you can easily pick up. That's how I do it. Even DH, who professes to not like quiche, will eat it this way.

My fave though is an artichoke frittata. Yum.
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During the school year, I always try to cook once or twice. I do not envy your clinical rotations, which will be mine in one year...hope they aren't too bad.

But I like cooking egg bake (eggs, cheese, bacon, spinach, cheese, and sometimes tomatoes), a roast in the crock pot (with water or stock as the base), and others. And if you don't like the taste of reheated egg, I have found that rebaking the egg bake is much better than the microwave. I don't enjoy remicrowaved eggs either. Once I get back to school I'm sure I will come up with other ideas as well.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:23 PM   #7
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Try baking your quiche in an 8" x 8" square pan instead of a quiche dish or pie plate, then cut it into squares you can easily pick up. That's how I do it. Even DH, who professes to not like quiche, will eat it this way.

My fave though is an artichoke frittata. Yum.

I like to make Quiche muffins - a grab, heat and go meal
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:31 PM   #8
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There a lot of these. Linda Sue has tuna muffins , you can make them with ham& cheese or chicken . So delish.

Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes - Recipes

This is her site. The tuna muffins are on here somewhere

I found it post # 9 is her tuna muffin recipe.
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...s-so-good.html

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Old 07-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #9
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I keep lots of the things I make week or more, either in the fridge or freezer.

A few favorites: eggplant parmesan, impossible bacon cheeseburger pie, a couple of chicken dishes that are easy to make.

You know, you should try cooking with a crockpot. I just used mine to make a chicken with salsa. Very easy. Put 4 chicken breasts in a crockpot at least 3 qts in size. Dump a 16 oz jar of salsa (chunky is better. I use mild, but you can choose your level of spicy) on top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. The chicken will be super moist. I ate it alone, but you could steam a batch of veggies during your cooking day and have those on the side, or add some shirataki noodle or cauliflower rice. The cauli rice could be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for reheating.

Let me know if you have any questions, or if anything I mentioned sounds good, I'll post the recipe.

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Tracy - I'd like your impossible bacon cheeseburger pie recipe. TIA
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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Impossible Bacon Cheeseburger Pie

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Tracy - I'd like your impossible bacon cheeseburger pie recipe. TIA
OK, Tweaker,

This one is a favorite of mine. I've made it a few times and I only discovered it within the last couple months.

The recipe I use is based on Kevinpa's recipe, and on the tweaks to it an LCF member made to it in order to make it gluten-free (I don't remember their name, but it is part of the stickies here). I then tweaked it a little bit more, as we all do.

Filling:

- 1 lb lean ground beef (if you desire, adding another 1/2 lb of beef would make it, well, beefier. Lol. I used a 90/10 ground beef.)
- 1/4 cup or to taste, diced onion (I used yellow onion)
- minced garlic, to taste (I use about 3 squirts of garlic from a squeeze container)
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- crushed cooked bacon pieces, to taste (I used uncured prepackaged bacon bits)
- 1 cup shredded cheese (I used a cheddar blend)
- salt & pepper, to taste

Top 'crust':

- 3 Tbs almond flour
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 water (I've left the water out, and it was great. Use it if your crust topping seems too thick to spread easily over the top of the pie)

Procedure:

- Brown the ground beef in a skillet. Add diced onion and garlic to the skillet about halfway through.

Note: If you use lean ground beef (I used 90/10), you won't be left with grease in the skillet to drain. If you use a more fatty meat, drain off the fat before continuing.

- Spread beef mixture evenly in a pie pan. I used a 10 inch pie pan.

- Arrange tomato slices over the top of the beef.

- Cover with shredded cheese. I used a cheddar blend. If you like cheese like I do, you can use more than one cup. I did

- Sprinkle top with bacon pieces/bits.

- Sprinkle with salt and pepper, as you desire.

- Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, beaten eggs, almond flour, coconut flour & water in a bowl and mix well.

- Spread this crust mixture evenly over the top of the pie using a spoon or offset spatula.

Cook in oven at 375 degrees for about 30-35 minutes. It is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

It really is yummy I don't have MasterCook, so maybe someone who does can help me with the nutrition values on this. If you want to reduce the carbs, just reduce or omit the onions. I do love the flavor the onions provide though.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:56 AM   #12
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First thing that pops into my mind is:

- Soups, basically any - Cauliflower soup is a popular item in Norway.
- Pies/quiches
- Stews or chili type meals
- Chop up salad/vegetables
- Cook ground beef and use as needed
- Some kinda bread. Oopsie rolls, crackers, cheese crackers, crispbread

I believe if you buy an item fresh you can freeze after cooking, but I wouldn't re-freeze products that come frozen or you have frozen yourself.

Sweet stuff:
- Cupcakes. I bet they can be frozen most of the time.
- Popsicles
- Cream cheese cupcakes
- Cheesecake
- Fat bombs
- Protein bars, could also make those that don't require refrigeration.
- MsWood's not cake not brownies, tons of variations, really good

- If you like the porridges that are posted here, you could make big batches of those

- Make a batch of BTF and make some of the recipes found on here, either make something ahead or keep the mix around for quick access. There's like 60 recipes in the BTF thread.

My favorite crisp bread recipe:

Put the oven to 320F (160c) with the fan option (so that you can cook 2 trays at once)

1 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup (Fluid ounces 7,04l) sesame seeds
200 ml (Fluid ounces 7,04) almond meal
2 tbsp psyllium husk powdered
pinch salt
2 cups water

Mix the dry stuff. Add water. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Spread out on two big baking sheets covered in paper. Spread as thin as you can.

Cook both trays at the same time. They're supposed to cook 65-70 minutes.

Halfway through, swap places of the trays and turn the trays so the outsides now face in. This is also when you cut them into desirable pieces!

Enjoy. They're really good!
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:54 PM   #13
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Thanks for the help! Now I'm on to the challenge of actually planning. My plan WAS to work around whatever meat was on sale cheap the week before, but now the only grocer with decent sales on meat is closing. Once in a blue moon Winn Dixie will have a good sale, so mostly I'm stuck with Sam's Club's not so great prices.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:11 PM   #14
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Try Lisa Marshall of the 24/7 Low-Carb Diner. She is also one of the Low-Carbing Among Friends Cookbook series' authors She makes a specialty out of what you require. She also has a newsletter you can sign up for. That's too bad about your favorite butcher/grocery store closing down.
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