Breakfast Casserole II

Breakfast Casserole II
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Sounds really good, would be perfect when having house guests stay over. This is basically a make with what you have on hand recipe or if you do not like a particular ingredient, swap it out for something you like. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Breakfast Casserole II
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Sounds really good, would be perfect when having house guests stay over. This is basically a make with what you have on hand recipe or if you do not like a particular ingredient, swap it out for something you like. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 190 C. Lightly butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Spread out the has browns in an even layer in the baking dish, then spread out the spinach over the potatoes. Next spread out the onion, mushrooms, and bell pepper evenly in the dish.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk, stir in the garlic, salt and pepper as desired, then mix in the cheese. Pour mixture into the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
  4. Remove the dish from the oven, sprinkle on the diced tomato and jalapeno, place the avocado slices on the top.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

The cheese is the only costly item used here, figure 170 Baht for the cheese. For 8 servings, this is about 63 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Hash Brown Potatoes.

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Mushroom Brown Rice

Mushroom Brown Rice
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Sounds like a great side dish. If I was a betting man, I would think white rice would well in this as well. I believe this will work in a rice cooker as well, I will test this out.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
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Sounds like a great side dish. If I was a betting man, I would think white rice would well in this as well. I believe this will work in a rice cooker as well, I will test this out.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, melt the butter then add the mushrooms and onion and stir and cook until the mushrooms are wilted and the onion softened.
  2. Add the bell pepper, black pepper, and salt to taste, and stir and cook for about a minute, then add the rice, stir and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Now add the water, stir then cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice cooked.
  4. Mix and serve as a side dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Tuna Casserole III

Tuna Casserole III
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I really like tuna casserole, and this version sounds really good. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Tuna Casserole III
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I really like tuna casserole, and this version sounds really good. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter.
  2. In a large (I may use a medium size pot for this) non stick pan melt the 1/4 cup of butter then add the onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic for about 3 minutes, then sprinkle in the flour and mix and cook for another minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Slowly stir in the milk, then return to heat and stir until thickened and the mixture comes to a boil, season with salt and pepper to your liking, stir, then stir in the mushrooms, Cheddar cheese, and tuna, when mixed, add in the egg noodles and mix to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth out, sprinkle on the breadcrumbs then Parmesan cheese, drizzle with the melted butter.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, remove and let rest 5 minutes, serve.
Recipe Notes

The Cheddar cheese is the most expensive part here, for 2 cups, think about 180 Baht. For 6 servings, this is about 88 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Tuna, Breadcrumbs.

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Bread Chicken Spring Rolls

Bread Chicken Spring Rolls
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I have no idea what country this originated in, but it sounds good and I will have to give this a try.
Servings Prep Time
10 spring rolls 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 spring rolls 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Bread Chicken Spring Rolls
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I have no idea what country this originated in, but it sounds good and I will have to give this a try.
Servings Prep Time
10 spring rolls 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 spring rolls 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
For the Chicken Stuffing
Servings: spring rolls
Instructions
For the Stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a wok or non stick pan and add the garlic and ginger, when fragrant, add the white spring onion and green chilies, stir fry until the onion and chili are softened, then add the chicken, black pepper, and salt and stir fry to mix together.
  2. Add the carrot, bell pepper, cabbage, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and the green part of the spring onion, stir well on high heat for 30 seconds and remove to a bowl and set that aside until it cooled.
To Assemble
  1. Take a slice of bread and lay it on a flat surface, with a rolling pin, roll the bread into a thin flat slice.
  2. Spread some mayo on the slice, place about 2 teaspoons of the chicken stuffing on the edge of the slice nearest you, then tightly roll the bread slice away from you, you can use water to make the last edge stick together. Place on a plate, seam side down. Repeat for remaining slices.
  3. Heat a non stick pan with a splash of cooking oil on medium heat, and fry the spring rolls, turning often until golden brown.
  4. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Vegetable Manchurian Gravy

Vegetable Manchurian Gravy
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This is a popular Indo-Chinese dish (originated in China, worked its way to India) and sounds very good, and screams of a meat based meatball served with rice instead of the vegetable balls served as a side dish, only my opinion. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Vegetable Manchurian Gravy
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This is a popular Indo-Chinese dish (originated in China, worked its way to India) and sounds very good, and screams of a meat based meatball served with rice instead of the vegetable balls served as a side dish, only my opinion. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
For the Vegetable Balls
For the Manchurian Gravy
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl add grated carrot, cabbage, spring onion, soy sauce, chili sauce, ginger garlic paste, and black pepper. Squeeze the veggies well and mix, the veggies have to release water from them. Then add the flour and corn flour.
  2. Make a nice thick dough without adding any extra water. Water present in veggies are enough to combine. Form into 5 or 6 balls.
  3. Deep fry the vegetable balls until golden brown, remove from oil and drain.
  4. For the gravy, in a large pan heat a tablespoon of oil and add the ginger and garlic. saute for a minute or two, add the spring onion and continue to saute for a minute. Add bell pepper and cook until blisters appear on. Now add red chili sauce and soy sauce. Add the corn starch mixture and mix in.
  5. Add a cup of water and continue to stir. Add more chili sauce to taste and stir. Check for taste, and if you prefer more savory taste then add more soy sauce, mix well. Bring to a boil and check for consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the vegetable balls and give a quick stir. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped spring onions.
  7. Serve with fried rice.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: Double the gravy and use pork meatballs.

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole
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Sounds like an easy casserole, on my to cook list. Use the shortcuts for savings as well. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
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Sounds like an easy casserole, on my to cook list. Use the shortcuts for savings as well. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the chicken go with 750 grams to 1 kilo, quarters, breasts, what ever you like, boil or bake to cook, let cool enough to handle and debone if needed, remove skin if needed, and chop to get the cups needed.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter.
  3. Cook onion and bell pepper in hot oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken and next 7 ingredients, remove from heat.
  4. Tear tortillas into 1 inch pieces,layer 1/3 of tortilla pieces in bottom of the baking dish, top with 1/3 of the chicken mixture, then top with 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat these same layers 2 more times.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until just beginning to brown on the top.
  6. Serve with a green salad for a complete meal.
Recipe Notes

Going with 1 kilo of quarters, 75 Baht/kilo and the cheese would be about 180 Baht for a 250 gram block, shredded. I cannot price the corn tortillas yet so I will update this when I locate those. For 8 servings, this is about 94 cents per serving, however, the tortillas, unless you make them yourself, will put this at fair value at least.

Variant: Substitute the condensed cream of chicken soup for 1 cup of sour cream.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup.

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Turkish Meatballs & Vegetables (Izmir Kofte)

Turkish Meatballs & Vegetables (Izmir Kofte)
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This is a popular meatball and vegetable casserole originating from Turkey. Kofte means meatballs, and Izmir is the city from where this is commonly made. Sounds really good! This can be made on the stove top or baked in an oven.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
45-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
45-50 minutes
Turkish Meatballs & Vegetables (Izmir Kofte)
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This is a popular meatball and vegetable casserole originating from Turkey. Kofte means meatballs, and Izmir is the city from where this is commonly made. Sounds really good! This can be made on the stove top or baked in an oven.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
45-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
45-50 minutes
Ingredients
For the Meatballs (Kofte)
For the Vegetables
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. Discard the crusts of the bread, soak in the water and squeeze dry. Then crumble them into a large bowl. Add all the meatball ingredients except the meat and mix with your hands well, this will soften the onions and enable the spices to blend in the mixture evenly. Add the ground meat and mix well again until the mixture resembles a soft dough.
  3. With wet hands take a piece of meat mixture the size of a large walnut and roll into a large finger shape about 1 inch thick. Continue until all the mixture is used. The meatballs can now be covered and stored in the fridge until required.
  4. In a baking dish, create layers with the vegetables and the meatballs. Add the chopped tomatoes, water, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and gently mix. Bake in the oven for about 45 to 50 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and the sauce has thickened. To cook on the stove top, use a wide heavy pan and cook the casserole covered, at medium to low heat. You can start with medium heat until it starts bubbling and turn to heat to low. I would imagine 40 to 45 minutes should be enough.
Recipe Notes

The beef will cost about 100 Baht/500 grams. For 4 servings, this is about 74 cents per serving.

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Southern Smothered Pork Chops

Southern Smothered Pork Chops
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These sound very good, pan browned then baked in the oven with a nice gravy, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 35 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 35 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Southern Smothered Pork Chops
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These sound very good, pan browned then baked in the oven with a nice gravy, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 35 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 35 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together rotisserie seasoning, sage, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper. Season pork chops evenly with 1/2 the mixture.
  2. To fry the pork chops, there is two methods. 1. Put a large pan on medium high heat. Add 1/2 inch of oil. 2. If you prefer to use less oil, simply sear the chops using only 2 tablespoons of oil. I would say number 1 is truly southern.
  3. While oil is getting hot, place 1 cup of flour on a plate. Dip all sides of the chops in flour, and tap off any excess.
  4. Carefully place the chops into the hot oil, and brown on both sides. Adjust the heat as needed. You are browning them, the trick to a juicy pork chop is to brown them then bake in the gravy to cook them through. When browned on both sides, remove to a plate lined with paper towels.
  5. Preheat your oven to 190 C, get out a large baking dish.
  6. Discard the oil from pan and turn heat to medium low. Add in butter. When butter is melted, add in celery, onion, and bell pepper. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes until vegetables are softened.
  7. To the skillet whisk in the flour and garlic. Adjust the heat as needed, and continue to cook the roux for 7-10 minutes until golden brown, then gradually add in chicken stock while whisking. Adjust the heat as needed, and allow to come to a boil to thicken. Then add in remaining rotisserie mixture and stir. Remove from heat.
  8. Place the pork chops in the baking dish in one layer, pour in the gravy from the pan, cover with foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Remove from oven, serve with mashed potatoes and the gravy spooned over the chop and potatoes.
Recipe Notes

The price for pork can vary widely, my preference would be to use pork loin, which is basically a boneless chop and is readily available. Standard Tesco pork loin is about 132 Baht/kilo, Betagrow brand is 300 Baht/kilo, and an open market I cannot price until I get some. For these you have to slice it as well. Going with 132 Baht as an estimate until I make this, for 4 servings, this is about 97 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Rotisserie Seasoning.

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Breakfast Casserole I

Breakfast Casserole I
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Sounds very good, would be good when having house guests for sure.
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Breakfast Casserole I
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Sounds very good, would be good when having house guests for sure.
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Melt butter and brush inside a 9x13 inch baking dish with some of it.
  2. Assemble 8 "sandwiches" in this order, bread, slice of meat, slice of cheese, slice of meat, slice of cheese, then bread and fit them into the baking dish in one layer. Brush the top layer with some of the melted butter.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard, hot sauce, and black pepper. Whisk in the milk and pour over the bread layers in the casserole. Sprinkle the top with red and green bell pepper, and the spring onion.
  4. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight to absorb the custard mixture.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 180 C. Melt the remaining butter and mix with the crushed cereal. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the casserole and bake for 1 hour until the center is set. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares to serve.
Recipe Notes

The cheese would cost about 180 Baht, think slicing a block of cheese or using pre-sliced (real cheese), and for the ham or Canadian bacon, figure about 100 Baht. For 12 servings this is about 70 cents per serving.

If I was a betting man, I would say assemble this the night before and put in the fridge overnight, however, very important, let the baking dish if using Pyrex to come up to room temp before placing in the oven.

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
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Sounds good, shrimp and peppers together is a good combination. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
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Sounds good, shrimp and peppers together is a good combination. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Main Ingredients
For Serving
Optional Items as Desired
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 230 C, and prepare a large rimmed baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the Main Ingredients until vegetables and shrimp are evenly coated.
  3. Evenly disperse the seasoned shrimp and vegetable mixture on the prepared sheet tray and bake for about 10 minutes.
  4. Turn up the heat to broil, and cook for another 5 minutes or so until the shrimp is pink and firm and the vegetables begin to get a nice char.
  5. Toast the tortillas over an open flame until charred on the edges, and serve everything on the sheet tray. Serve with desired optional toppings.
Recipe Notes

Go with medium white shrimp for 1bout 150 Baht/750 grams. For 8 servings, this is about 60 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Salsa, Sour Cream.

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