Hamburger Helper...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iGary, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. iGary Guest

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    I'm making this for dinner tonight:

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    What crap, easy-to-fix meals do you prepare?

    Fess up.
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    You know how they say "Charlie don't surf"? Well, "Clay don't cook".

    Ramen noodles.
    Cereal (usually Bite Size Frosted Mini Wheats, Eggos cereal, or Frosted Cheerios).
    Boston Market frozen dinners.
    Kraft Shells 'n' Cheese.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Mac-N-Cheese...all too often.

    Usually Annie's white cheddar shells.
     
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    boil noodles from mac and cheese, drain water when done, add cheesey powder and can of Armour chili to them. Horrifyingly tasty :D
     
  8. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Horrifyingly tasy, indeed. :D
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I'm too lazy for most convenience foods.

    As well as buying a lot of cartons of soup, I'm a sandwich fiend. The freezer is full of all kinds of different breads which are zapped in the microwave to defrost when needed. And so in these sandwiches tend to go things that keep; cheese, marinaded vegetables etc.

    I also snack a lot on dried fruit and nuts. Can't remember the last time I put something in a saucepan... although when I did it was probably for pasta which is definitely not crap.
     
  10. kentrox99 macrumors member

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    when i first moved out on my own and before i learned to cook a little, i would buy a different type of Hamburger Helper for each night of the week.
    Stay away from the Tuna Helper.....:eek:
    Ramen was a staple too....
     

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  11. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Ramen noodles
    Mac and cheese
    Pasta Roni
    Tuna
    Rice a Roni
    Canned soup
    Frozen meals

    I'm in college, I don't have the time/energy to learn how to cook real food. :(
     
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    Good grief, you boys need to learn how to cook! When I bought my first house, I was cooking on the grill two or three nights a week. Usually chicken or burgers. I also make a mean meatloaf. Leftovers are good and convenient. Canned veggies are better than none at all! Can't do the Hamburger Helper...ugh! :D
     
  14. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Hamburger Helper Stroganoff rocks.

    Very rare occasion.
     
  15. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    Agree - HH not allowed in my place!

    I just had a big bowl of home-made vegetable soup and a ham sandwich - mmmmm.

    Waiting for the peanut butter cookies to get done now. :D

    And I am one of the "boys". My dad was a chef and taught us not to be afraid to cook.
     
  16. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I am having tacos tonight, and a bit of iCrab.
     
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  19. Lau Guest

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    I got into a discussion with Liam about Kraft dinner (as in the macaroni cheese stuff), and so actually bought a box and made it for research purposes. I will eat an awful lot of things, many of them crap, but that was bloody horrible. It's rare that I don't finish my dinner, but blimey. What was with the cheese powder? :eek: It was freakishly sweet and seriously weird tasting.

    Quick meals for me are things like pasta or a veggie stirfry. If I really can't be arsed, a pizza (the Pizza Express Sloppy Giuseppe ones are good) grabbed on the way home can do the job, or eff it, lets get a curry or a thai takeaway.

    I do have a bit of a morbid fascination with strange convenience foods though. Me and my friend bought a strange foil package that claimed to be a breakfast in a bag, and eventually made it. It was the oddest thing I've ever come across.

    I've yet to find any convenience food that's quicker than pasta with pesto (or similar), and any time I've bought a bung in the oven thing I always bugger it up and it takes ages, like at least half an hour. I shall monitor this thread for intriguing suggestions to try though. :D
     
  20. iGary thread starter Guest

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    I shop there a few times a week. :)
     
  21. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    This thread reminds me that I need to walk over there and pick up a few things. My wife and I have been on a "Trader Giotto's" frozen pizza kick for the past couple of weeks.

    That being said, I used to loooove Hamburger Helper.
     
  22. Applespider macrumors G4

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    When I was in the American section of the deli, I saw HH and shuddered in absolute horror. Just can't do ready-made sauces particularly when they're the dried 'just add water/milk' type. Even fresh sauces usually make me think twice - aside from curries where I'm never organised to make it far enough ahead of time that the spices meld properly.

    Stroganoff is so easy though... beef (lightly shaken in corn flour), mushrooms, onion, cream, brandy, seasonings... done.

    The one sauce that I really don't get having jars of is Carbonara. How hard can it be to beat up an egg, add cream, add parmesan and seasonings and tip over pasta with a little bacon fried on the side?

    I had veal milanese tonight - delicious if a little non-politically correct.
     
  23. strieck macrumors member

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    Their Pizza Margarita is the best frozen pizza ever.
     
  24. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Perdue chicken patties. Taste great, and they're ready in 20. :D

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  25. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    PBJs
    Pasta
    Ramen Noodles
    Those freeze-dried soup cup things
    Tortilla chips with cottage cheese/salsa/tomato/onion/lettuce dip. (It's a great thing...)

    I also eat granola for any meal of the day if I don't want to cook.

    Mind you, I CAN cook: I make pizzas, lasagna, fish (that is, I cook fish...), bake bread, make pies, and so on. Actually, my cooking tendency is enough to make people take note: a young dude who actually cooks! Wow! What's more, a young heterosexual dude who cooks! It does impress some girls...;)
     

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