Looking for a quick ‘n easy recipe? This is the place to find ’em. We’ll start with a few, but with a little help from you this will be a huge archive of arthritis friendly recipes. Got one for us?
Send it on in – we’ll have to try it out, of course, so the more recipes with “chocolate” in them the better , and we’ll put it up for everyone to enjoy.
Once we get a bunch of recipes we’ll sort them for easy reading, but for now
we’re just going to throw them all on one page.

New Recipe Aug. 18, 2000

Here’s a recipe with no exact quantities, just make it to your own taste.

Cheesy Microwave Potatoes

Slice your favorite potatoes, unpeeled, into 1/4″ slices.
Put a single layer of potatoes into a round glass dish, or pie plate, sprinkle with onion salt,
celery salt, pepper and parmesan cheese.
Dot with butter.
Add another layer and do the same thing.
Use as many potatoes and layers as you want.
Cover with plastic wrap, vented, and microwave on high for about 17 minutes.
Submitted by Judy

BBQ Chicken Tacos

12 soft corn tortillas
1 pound chicken breast, cooked and sliced
half a bottle of BBQ sauce, your choice
1 bunch green onions, chopped

shredded jack cheese
shredded lettuce

This is SO easy, and SO tasty!
Mix the chicken, green onions and the BBQ sauce in a skillet and simmer till it’s all hot. Take a tortilla and put a line of lettuce down the middle of it. Top it with a scoop of the chicken mixture, sprinkle with cheese and VOILA! Easy tacos that taste better than anything that little Chihuahua has to offer.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

If you can find it at the store (usually with the meats) grab a container of pre-cooked, pre-mixed BBQ chicken. (This is the easiest way to make this pizza.) If you can’t then you need one pound chicken breast, cooked, shredded, and mixed with a bottle of BBQ sauce. Using a prepared pizza crust, spread the prepared chicken mixture evenly covering as much of the crust as you can. Slice one red onion and add a layer of rings across the top of the pizza. Top it off with about a cup (I like more, it’s up to you) of shredded cheddar, jack, or marble jack cheese. Pop it in the oven at 350 deg (I put it right on the rack, no pan..) until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy (about 15 minutes in my oven..)

Chicken ‘n Rice

(I’ve got a bit of a chicken theme going, don’t I?)

1 box rice pilaf (Rice a Roni, Uncle Ben’s, etc.) prepared according to package directions.
1 (tuna size) can of chicken
1 can peas and carrots – drained

When you hit the last 5 minutes of cooking the rice – stir in the chicken and the veggies (I’ve made this with cooked broccoli, cauliflower & carrots, peppers & onions, anything handy or in season, just steam or saut´┐Ż and then toss it in) Serve it with a salad and a loaf of Italian bread and it’s one of the easiest meals you’ll make.

Easy Beef n’ Noodles

Take some stew meat (or any
other beef cut into bite size pieces, stew meat is easier because it is
already cut), toss it in a crock pot with a couple of jars of beef gravy.
Cook on low all day. Serve over boiled noodles or rice. You can add veggies
if you’d like or some sour cream or wine right before serving for that
gourmet taste. -Tina

Crock Pot Roast Beef

If Kimmy’s theme is chicken,
mine is crock pot beef!

Take a beef roast, cook on low
in crock pot all day with a jar of beef gravy and a can of french onion
soup. Add carrots during the last couple of hours. Serve with mashed
potatoes. The french onion soup gives the gravy a very rich flavor. Mmmm…good!

Ron’s Delicious and Easy Turkey Breast

Now not to be outdone by the female staff
around here, I offer the following simple recipe:

Needed Items:
1 Large Crock Pot
1 Fresh or frozen turkey Breast

Put turkey breast in crock pot with about a half cup of water and cook all day on low. (I like to add a little
Italian seasoning for extra flavor). Can be done either frozen or thawed turkey breast. When coupled with
stovetop stuffing and a jar of turkey gravy, mighty good and very little work.-Ron

Okay, now it’s your turn, we need something new to cook for dinner tonight so
send in those recipes ASAP!