I recently moved in with my boyfriend and there isn't a stove/oven in this apartment. I am so used to one and its a challenge at times. I have managed to make Enchiladas, Stuffed Manicotti, Alfredo, and normal things like burgers. I am dying to cook more but don't know where to start. We are on a strict budget as well, so that puts a damper on things. Oh how I miss my frozen pizzas. Someone help, please! I would like dinner recipes for an electric skillet.
Don't forget about a crock pot. They are good for cooking up just about everything!
You could get a microwave for potatoes, macaroni, oatmeal,
mashed potatoes, heating up vegetables, etc..there are crock pots recipes on the internet by the dozens.
Here is a nice site I found....
Hope it helps!
Don't forget the old stand-by toaster oven. There are many reasonably priced ones. While their size is limited I found bakeware scaled to the TO's size.
Tonight we are having, in a skillet, home made salmon cakes. Last night we had bacon for sandwiches. Before that we had ham and cabbage. Other meals are, Spanish rice, also chicken /w noodles,broccoli, & mushroom soup. Chili, vegetable soup, creamed hamburg on toast, all home made from scratch.
Chipped ham BBQ sandwiches. Manwich sandwiches. Philly cheese steak sandwiches. Rubin sandwiches. Grilled cheese sandwiches.
Frozen pizza ought to work out if you are careful with the heat. Maybe use a lid?
All this and much more, from my dining room table.
I have a griddle I use also.
Try making hashbrown potatoes. Make it with ham or sausage or whatever you like. You can cut up some potatoes in country home style (in pieces as opposed to shredded). Add some cooking spray and water to the skillet before adding the potatoes. Cook the potatoes on low heat. If and when the potatoes are not soft yet when the water dries up, add some more water. Repeat them until the potatoes are soft. Once they are soft, add more spray or butter and add some onion, salt and pepper, ham, eggs and you can also add some cheese if you prefer. Good luck! Hamburger/chicken helpers might help. Also look up recipes for skillet pizzas. Hope this helps.
You could also buy an electric roaster, a lot of them come with the buffet insert. If you are going to "bake" get a good one, 6-75 dollars. I use mine a lot in the summer. I put it outside on the deck, and all the heat stays where it is supposed to be.
I have some "thingys" that you stand chickens up on, kinda rotisserie, mine will fit two chickens at one time,at the end. I turn way up for browning skin. I have done ribs, casseroles, etc. I just set the pan in the roaster, and voila, haven't tried brownies, cases and such, but otherwise, it never failed me!
Go to the Kraft and the Campbells web sites. My college son uses these often because there are many one pan dishes.
Have you thought about getting a toaster oven? You can cook a lot of stuff in those like you would a larger oven. You just have to use smaller pans. lol I cook a lot of stuff in our toaster oven, I think ours cost around $40 or $50 and it was worth every penny.
Poor Man's Shepherd's Pie.
l lb 90% ground meat and a chopped onion - saute till done chopping up the meat with a spatula
Then add 2 can/jars beef gravy with enough water to make a kind of sauce. Add 1 can/pkg frozen corn kernels.
Add 2 cans condensed tomato soup plus water and 1 can/pkg frz. green cut beans.
Both are served over mashed potatoes you can now purchase all made in the supermarket. They are good.
Look for a Pizz Pizazz(sp). It's great. Doesn't take up much counter space at all. I use mine in the summer when I don't want to heat up the kitchen. Toaster oven is a good idea, too. Also to bake, look at the electric roasters. Those are good to bake with.
All of the hamburger helper things can be made in the electric fry pan. You can also convert some types of casserole recipes to this method. I have one where I fry up a pound of hamburger and a sliced onion, add a can of mushroom soup, 3 cans of water, about a cup of macaroni, and 3 or 4 sliced carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots and macaroni are cooked and all the water is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper. You can cover with grated Cheddar, and put on the cover till the cheddar melts. This was originally a layered casserole, but I just adapted it to the one pan cooking like hamburger helper.
You don't have to do without frozen pizza. I "fry" mine all the time on the stove, so you can do the same with your electric skillet. I generally keep a lid on the pizza until the cheese melts, then crisp up the bottom. Use low heat and watch carefully. It's really good.
I also recommend the Presto Pizza Pizzaz. My son got one from Santa for Christmas. He doesn't always like what we're having to eat so we can make him a frozen pizza quickly plus they come out really good. We got ours at Wal-Mart. I found it online and ordered with the site to store option. You choose which store near you you want it delivered to and then it is free shipping. I think it ran about $40. We've used ours so much already that it's paid for itself!
I'd also recommend a crock pot if you don't have one. Also you can buy an appliance that does different things. It is portable and if you get a smallish one, won't take up much room. NESCO is one brand of them but I think other companies make too. It bakes, roasts, slow-cooks, etc.
It would be hard for me to do without a stove for very long but there are ways around it. You could also buy a 1 or 2 burner hot plate.
3 tbsp. oil
2 cup raw long grain rice
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cans chicken broth
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce - OR - 3 whole tomatoes, chopped
1 or 2 green chili"s, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 cup water
Put oil in electric skillet. Add rice. Cook over medium heat, stir until golden brown. Add onions and garlic. Saute. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 40 to 45 minutes or until tender.
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