Works for YOU Wednesday.

wfmwheader_162.jpgShannon who you all know by now hosts Works-for-me-Wednesday has gone mad. 😯

Just because her house is having a makeover she has decided to give her Wednesday carnival the same treatment. So this week instead of leaving a tip to share with others the idea is we have to ask others for a tip.

Something that works for you instead of me?

Are you confused…..? So I thought well what am I going to ask all of Blogosphere?

What do I need to know that only they can tell me? And I just couldn’t come up with anything until… well…



I would like to know, what is your all time favourite (yes that’s how we spell it here) one-pot recipe?

I know, I know there are loads of tested and tried recipe sites all over the Blogosphere never mind the net, but I’m the type of girl who likes to get a recipe from someone I know and trust and….. well… guys are the next best thing 🙂

So go for it, leave me a comment with your favourite recipe, you know, the one you don’t even need the book out for now, you know it so well.

In return any I try I’ll post about and link back to your blog, hows that for a deal?

I’ve got the pan on…….

Don’t forget to head over to Shannon’s to see if you can help out any of the other bloggers who are looking for advice instead of giving it out this week.


15 thoughts on “Works for YOU Wednesday.

  1. Boring as it may be, my favourite one pot recipe has to be Irish Stew! I’m sure you know the recipe – (steak pieces, onion, carrot and potato, beef stock).

    Sometimes I like to add leeks (from our garden of course!) and/or parsnips which just gives the flavour a different dimension!!


  2. Easy Peasy Bolognese ( Minced Beef/ quorn, Onions, garlic,1 can of tinned tomatoes,peppers ,carrots + any other veg you want to add,a stock cube , aprox 1 tomato tin of water, dried Penne pasta aprox 60g / person). Brown the meat , soften the veg , add the tomatoes,bring to the boil then simmer for about 20 minutes or longer if you have the time, add the pasta and cook gently for however long the pasta pack recommends usually 6-12 minutes. I have a large stainless steel Casserole dish fromThe Professional Cookware Co which is brilliant for this and most other cooking.

  3. Oh oh! I’ve got this one!

    Beef Ragout

    6 slices bacon
    2 1/2 lbs. lean boned chuck, cubed
    salt and pepper
    1 can beef broth
    1 1/4 cup water, divided
    1/2 cup dry red wine (white works fine, too, or even none)
    2 large minced garlic cloves
    1 large bay leaf
    1 8 oz can small white onions (or just course chop one medium onion)
    1 16 oz can baby carrots (or two/three carrots cut in 1/4 slices)
    1 6 oz. can sliced mushrooms
    2 T. AP flour

    Fry bacon, drain and crumble, set aside. In bacon drippings, brown cubed meat on all sides in batches. Pour off grease. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add broth, 1 cup water, wine, garlic and bay leaf. Cover and simmer 90 minutes or until meat is fork tender. If you choose to use fresh onions and carrots, add those to the pot to simmer the last 30 minutes or so. Discard bay leaf. Drain canned vegetables and add to meat, simmer until hot. Blend remaining water with flour until smooth and lumpless, stir into meat and veg and continue stirring until sauce thickens slightly. Stir in crumbled bacon. Serve ragout over cooked rice.

    This is a recipe my mom used to make when my sister and I were kiddos and we LOVED it. Hope you try and enjoy it! 🙂

  4. Sausage and Peppers (crockpot)
    1 lb italian sausage (5-6 links)
    3-4 bell peppers sliced (any color) I like green & red
    1 medium onion sliced
    1 jar pasta sauce
    1lb pasta (your choice) cooked

    combine everything in the crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve over pasta with some italian bread. Yum!

  5. This is so easy and everyone loves it!

    Taco Soup

    1 pound ground beef browned with 1 package of taco seasoning
    1 can of diced tomatoes
    1 can of corn drained
    1 large can of tomato juice

    Best if put in crockpot for the day. Top with corn chips, shredded cheese and sour cream.

    This serves my family of 9 w/ no leftovers.


  6. Something we call Hobo Dinner

    Ground beef, cook up w/onion and garlic – drain, add chicken/beef broth, rice or cubed potatoes, corn and any other veg you like. Once the rice is cooked – you thicken the gravy with a bit of flour or cornstarch.

    So many things can be added to this and it is great with fresh bread and a salad.

  7. Pot Roast

    4 pounds chuck roast
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 packet dry onion soup mix
    1 cup water
    3 carrots, chopped
    1 onion, chopped
    3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
    1 stalk celery, chopped

    Take the chuck roast and season with salt and pepper to taste. Brown on all sides in a large skillet over high heat.
    Place in the slow cooker and add the soup mix, water, carrots, onion, potatoes and celery.
    Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for the yummy Mexican Recipe:) I have to ask because I was puzzled. Why did the Over the Rainbow guy scare you to death? I am like ????

  8. We love corned beef and potatoes and cabbage. I just follow the recipe on the package of corned beef and add a whole cabbage and some potatoes. Sometimes I’ll throw in carrots. I’m getting so hungry!!!

  9. I asked this same question on my WFMW post today. I’m bookmarking
    this page to save the answers you got that are different. Yum, it all
    sounds so good!

  10. We love Tex-Mex food soooo here’s

    Beef Taco Skillet

    1 lb ground beef
    1 can tomato soup
    1 cup salsa
    1/2 cup water
    1 can black beans or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
    5 corn tortillas, cut into 1 inch strips
    2 tsp chili powder
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    Brown ground beef (we actually use elk…anyway), drain off fat.
    Add everythng except the cheese. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes over medium
    low heat, top with cheese and let it melt.

    You can also halve the meat and double the beans, which I used to do a lot during
    our seminary years, or add cooked brown rice. It’s VERY easy to stretch if you have
    extra folks coming for a quick dinner.

  11. OK. I’m on a roll–how about this one?

    Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

    1 lb chicken breasts, cut into 3/4″ pieces
    1 T canola oil
    2 tsp chili powder
    1 tsp cumin
    1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
    3 T your favorite BBQ sauce
    flour tortillas
    shredded jack or cheddar cheese

    Sprinkle chicken with chili powder and cumin, then saute chicken pieces in oil
    until cooked through. Add beans and BBQ sauce and heat through. Roll mixture into
    tortillas and add desired garnishes.

    I LOVE to cook so I might think of more!

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