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Title: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on May 21, 2008, 05:08:35 PM
I thought it could be fun to have an ongoing What's for Dinner thread.  People could ask for recipes if they're interested in someone's dish, but also feel free to reply that you're having canned soup or going to a great restaurant with relatives.  Any other details too, of course.  Most dinners it is just me and DH, though. 

Anyway, I am making Linguine with White Wine Clam Sauce shortly.  I add about 1/3 cup of diced jalepeno to the basic wine-parsley-baby clams recipe, and I really like the extra kick that gives.  It's also a pretty quick dinner because after chopping garlic and parsley, it is just a combine and cook for 5 minutes type of deal.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on May 21, 2008, 05:11:19 PM
Made a crock pot pot roast with mushroom gravy, it smells soooo good right now, as soon as BF is finished with the rice I'll nuke some veggies. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on May 21, 2008, 05:21:19 PM
Actually we had leftovers of Auntie Venom's Italian Pasta Salad  (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=127.msg2312#msg2312) from last night!  Good combination, yum, and even better a day later!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 21, 2008, 05:22:16 PM
We are having a delicious cool spell after several days of heat-wave temperatures (it's breezy too; feels just like a perfect autumn day!), so I am making chili in the crockpot (3/4 lb very lean ground sirloin, 1 chopped sweet onion, chili beans, tomatoes, seasonings). I'd love to make biscuits or yeast rolls, but my oven is on the fritz.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on May 21, 2008, 09:27:00 PM
grilled shrimp, snow peas, water chestnuts, cellophane noodles in a spicy peanut sauce.

With enough left over for lunch. YUM

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ganjin on May 21, 2008, 11:38:31 PM
A sorta Sissy Stroganoff with some extra-lean ground buffalo, chunks of sauteed onion, beef stock, sour cream, with baby peas and no-yolk narrow noodles added at the last minute.   With a salad of baby spinach, thin Vidalia rings, Mandarins and sunflower seeds, in a balsamac/citrus vinaigrette, with those lovely Sam's Buttery Bagel Chips for croutons.   A scoop of Homemade vanilla for dessert.

We like Stroganoff with mushrooms, as well, but the only ones in the house were dried shiitakes, and they're a bit strongly-flavored for the delicate sauce.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on May 22, 2008, 12:18:03 AM
Today was easy.  I had ribs in the freezer from Rendezvous (great rib place in Memphis) and just added veggies.  I have meat defrosting now for tomorrow night: beef patties with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shores on May 22, 2008, 02:10:31 AM
Tonight we're having Kip Siam (Chicken Siam).. out of a box :P Well, the rice and the seasonings come out of a box. Just add chicken, veggies and cashews and you're all set. Yeah... I should really learn to cook.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Peaches737 on May 22, 2008, 05:17:11 PM
Reservations.  My personal fave
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on May 22, 2008, 05:57:21 PM
Reservations.  My personal fave

That sounds nicer than my dinner tonight - I went to Pizza Hut for the first time in about 5 years.

Fish in foil is on the menu for tomorrow night - salmon fillets cooked with white wine and julienne vegetables. Nice and easy and minal clean up afterwards.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AprilRenee on May 22, 2008, 05:59:35 PM
We are having hamburgers topped with mushrooms, onions, tomato's and avacados (at least for me and DS)

What I DIDN"T tell anyone is that I had a teeny bottle of habanaro hot sauce that I dumped into the raw hamburger ;) Everyone likes spicy, and I'm hoping this kicks it up a bit.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 22, 2008, 06:54:06 PM
Tonight - chili mac, using last night's leftover chili. I added cooked macaroni shells, frozen corn, and a heaping handful of shredded cheddar cheese.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Summrs on May 22, 2008, 08:42:50 PM
Tonight was ribs at Tony Roma's.. mmmm... after seeing the new Indiana Jones.  Fun flick!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on May 22, 2008, 08:47:19 PM
Tonight we are having flank steak, rolled up with spinach and provolone cheese, baked in the oven.  Along with this, we are having potatoe wedges, seasoned with sea salt and other spices, wrapped in foil and grilled on the BBQ (since the oven is being used for the flank steak).  Everything smells pretty good so far!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 22, 2008, 08:57:23 PM
Tonight we are having flank steak, rolled up with spinach and provolone cheese, baked in the oven.  Along with this, we are having potatoe wedges, seasoned with sea salt and other spices, wrapped in foil and grilled on the BBQ (since the oven is being used for the flank steak).  Everything smells pretty good so far!



Mmmm, yum!

My oven isn't working (I have a service guy coming out tomorrow), and I'm really missing it. That steak sounds delicious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on May 22, 2008, 09:41:26 PM
Tonight was chicken skewers, asparagus and brown rice.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shotochick on May 22, 2008, 09:58:11 PM
Tonite for us will be Cajun Spiced Salmon with a corn and roasted capsicum salsa and guacamole. For desert (since Hussyband will be working overtime all this weekend late into the night on server upgrades), it will caramlised baked brandy bananas with low fat icecream (haha)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shores on May 23, 2008, 08:13:51 AM
Tonight we're having Greek food delivered. We were supposed to be going out to dinner and seeing the new Indiana Jones flick with friends, but DF has a COLD and therefore is too sick to go.  ::) So, he's going to pay for Greek.. he just doesnt know it yet :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 24, 2008, 12:51:47 AM
We went to a local diner for supper. Aside from the ants(!) and the fountain Sprite-sans-syrup, the meal was okay.  ::)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on May 24, 2008, 09:45:03 AM
We made pizza last night, which is kind of our Friday night dinner-and-movie thing.  Half feta & sundried tomatoes and half broccoli & red onion.  Red wine.  'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' dvd. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MOM21SON on May 24, 2008, 02:47:51 PM
Tonight is stuffed pepper soup and garlic bread!  Yummy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on May 24, 2008, 02:52:06 PM
I was going to get sushi tonight but BF and I were invited to a cookout so I think we are going to have ribs, salad, potatoes and veggies plus some wine and I think I have oatmeal chocolate chip cookies too for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 24, 2008, 05:26:44 PM
Cheesecake Factory tonight. Don't know what I'll order.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on May 24, 2008, 07:22:11 PM
I have yet to try that lemon dessert at Cheesecake Factory, I think it is lemon cake with strudel is sounds SO good. I have been scared to go since the first time I went, right before Christmas 2 years ago. I didn't realize I was coming down with the flu, I had a couple bites of my fish taco and promptly saw it a couple minutes later. I haven't been back since...silly I know.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ladiedeathe on May 24, 2008, 07:34:44 PM
I'm tired tonight - we're having order in hoagies. On the plus side, since we decided to relax our level of kosher observation, boy can we order from a bunch of places! I have eaten out more in the last few months than I have in the last 15 years or so.

(Side note: DH got a bug up his tuchas today and decided he was going to shave his head- we have been giggling madly all day at how cool and trendy he looks. I keep catching him staring at himself in the mirror with a big grin)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on May 24, 2008, 07:38:32 PM
We are making tacos.


mmmmmmmm tacos.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on May 24, 2008, 08:06:07 PM
I love tacos, that is all.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CatFanatic on May 25, 2008, 08:19:08 AM
I'm eating lightly all week in anticipation of Thursday, when we will be going to my favourite restaurant for my IL's 40th (its' FIL's favourite, too!). I shall have the crocodile kebabs, the gowke garlic rump and the koeksisters pastries for dessert. Yes, I've been thinking about it far too much.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on May 25, 2008, 12:05:49 PM
Last night we had stir-fry that my husband made.

Tonight I'm making pecan-crusted chicken breasts, chile & cilantro Polenta (storebought polenta) and garlic-y green beans. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 25, 2008, 12:07:33 PM
The line was too long at Cheesecake Factory last night, so we went to Old Chicago instead. We ordered pepperoni rolls, Italian Nachos, and Black Thai wings. It was a very nutritious, low-cal meal.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on May 25, 2008, 12:12:43 PM
Oh, weekends are so good for those snacky meals.  Our Friday nights are very snacky.  We stay in and almost always make either pizza or quesadillas. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on May 25, 2008, 12:14:47 PM
Last night we had Taco Bell...not my favorite but they have these new low fat chicken fresco soft tacos which are pretty good.  Tonight we're having some friends over and making hot dogs/hamburgers/homemade french fries and probably brownies for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 25, 2008, 12:17:37 PM
Last night we had Taco Bell...not my favorite but they have these new low fat chicken fresco soft tacos which are pretty good.  Tonight we're having some friends over and making hot dogs/hamburgers/homemade french fries and probably brownies for dessert.

Oh! Homemade french fries. Maybe I'll do that too.

I've been trying to come up with some stuff to do that doesn't require my oven - the oven repair man came on Friday, and to make a long story short, we're just going to have to get a new one. After we choose one, it will probably take 10 days to 2 weeks for delivery. My stove top works fine, though. And we have a grill and a fondue pot and a deep fryer....  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on May 25, 2008, 12:19:57 PM
I use lots of rosemary and garlic on mine with some sea salt and a touch of olive oil because I usually bake them instead of frying....I think BF could eat them 5 times a week...lol.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 25, 2008, 12:26:10 PM
I use lots of rosemary and garlic on mine with some sea salt and a touch of olive oil because I usually bake them instead of frying....I think BF could eat them 5 times a week...lol.

I think I would prefer to bake them as well, but with the oven out of commission, I'll have to fry them. You've really got the idea in my head now, so it might be time to go cut up some potatoes.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 25, 2008, 08:47:33 PM
I did wind up peeling and cutting potatoes, but instead of french fries, I made a bathtub of potato salad (5 lb of potatoes, a dozen eggs...)

We'll have potato salad for a while!

For supper tonight, we had grilled pork steaks with a sesame/soy/ginger/garlic marinade (it was delicious!), sweet corn and carrots, and potato salad. For dessert, we had chocolate pudding and egg creams. I used the back-of-the-spoon method to pour the seltzer into the glasses for the egg creams; it worked beautifully. We had nice thick foamy top layers.

I am quite full!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shores on May 26, 2008, 07:40:52 AM
Tonight, we're having rabbit, potatoes au gratin and a vegetable to be determined on my next ride into town.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 26, 2008, 10:41:43 AM
For tonight: We have beef steaks to put on the grill, plus the potato salad I made yesterday. I think I'll make up some vegetable packets for the grill too (zucchini, yellow squash, sweet onion, maybe some pepper strips, salt & pepper, olive oil). I have to do a dessert that can be made on the stove top, so I might haul out my Betty Crocker recipe for blanc mange and serve that with some berries on the side.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Mikayla on May 26, 2008, 12:09:08 PM
It's just me and DH today, so nothing special.  I've been craving corn pudding so we're having that plus a Greek salad, homemade pumpernickel raisin bread and pina colada smoothies.  Oh and some roasted tiny red potatoes with rosemary.  He may grill a hot dog or something for himself.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on May 26, 2008, 05:13:49 PM
Well, we just finished up our traditional and simple small family Memorial Day bbq . . .

Grilled hotdogs, bratwursts, and Italian sausages
Potato salad
Pasta salad
Corn relish salad
Marinated broccoli
Pork & beans
Southern style sweet tea

Dessert was a watermelon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on May 26, 2008, 05:37:03 PM
I have the cold of death and doom at the moment (yes I am being a baby) so DH is making me a burger with cheese and bacon and a giant pretzel with salt for dinner :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on May 26, 2008, 05:43:59 PM
I had grilled chicken with black bean and mango salsa, tabouleh, hummus, veg and german rye bread. For dessert I had Kashi Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies and a glass of wine...now my stomach hurts but it was all so good!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on May 27, 2008, 09:22:52 AM
We didn't do something special for dinner on Memorial Day.  DH was researching at home and took a break to have dinner on the back porch with me ...  Pinot grigio, Morningstar black bean burgers with the fixings, Gazpacho and Lemon bars that I baked for dessert. 

The gazpacho is an old favorite of mine -- cold, tri-colored pasta salad sauce with a sauce made of olive oil, lime juice, tomato juice and garlic sauce.

I think I am going to marinate some Greek chicken for tonight (chicken breasts in oil, lemon and oregano, cooked/served with onion and lemon).  I got the idea from someone on here, when I first got into eating and making chicken again.  ETA: With garlic-y green beans (again) & cubed baked potato with rosemary.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 27, 2008, 10:22:06 AM
No idea what I'm doing tonight. Mr. F is going to go help his friend hang drywall again, and the kids and I are going to Jane's Scout troop's end-of-year Court Of Awards, which starts at 6:30.

I was going to bake something to bring along to Scouts, but with my oven out of commission, I'll have to come up with something else. I don't want to do cheese/crackers/veggie tray, because other moms have already got that department covered. Any ideas, outside of buying cookies at the bakery?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shores on May 27, 2008, 10:26:48 AM
Goldfish in a Pond Rice Cakes! I loved those things... :P
(http://z.about.com/d/kidscooking/1/8/1/-/-/-/100_1858.JPG)


Tonight we;re having Greek Chicken Pasta. I have about 3 dishes that I actually make well and have memorized and this is one of them. DF can't get enough of it. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 27, 2008, 10:29:40 AM
Shores, that's a really cute idea! Easy, too. Thanks!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on May 27, 2008, 10:32:49 AM
Sliced fruit?  Or maybe chicken salad?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on May 27, 2008, 10:52:41 AM
Tonight we were going to have burritos, but I just realized I used the last of our cooked ground beef last week, and I haven't thawed any more.  Ooops!  So I have no idea what we're having for dinner.  Maybe pizza, maybe leftovers.  I'll make the burritos tomorrow night.

Looking forward to Friday night for dinner this week.  I'm making grilled salmon with sliced potatoes in foil, and either grilled corn or grilled asparagus.  Can you tell we just got a new grill?   ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on May 27, 2008, 11:31:09 AM
How about a no-bake cheese cake or something like that Cathy?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Missy2U on May 27, 2008, 01:57:29 PM
Tonight will be Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and Hot Dogs.  Broccoli too if I can get the menfolk to choke it down.   ::)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 27, 2008, 02:03:48 PM
Hey! Guess what! I have my oven back!

Long story short: My husband decided the estimate we were given at first was a gross overcharge and called a local appliance repair shop for a second opinion. Second opinion? The gas valve worked fine, and only the ignitor needed replacing. Instead of a 482.00 repair bill, we had a 289.77 repair bill. Not only that, but the original guy told me he'd have to order the part if I decided on repair, and it would take two weeks to come in. The local guy had the part on hand and fixed my oven today. Just now. Took him about 45 minutes. I happily wrote him a check, and there you are!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on May 27, 2008, 02:06:20 PM
Hey! Guess what! I have my oven back!

Long story short: My husband decided the estimate we were given at first was a gross overcharge and called a local appliance repair shop for a second opinion. Second opinion? The gas valve worked fine, and only the ignitor needed replacing. Instead of a 482.00 repair bill, we had a 289.77 repair bill. Not only that, but the original guy told me he'd have to order the part if I decided on repair, and it would take two weeks to come in. The local guy had the part on hand and fixed my oven today. Just now. Took him about 45 minutes. I happily wrote him a check, and there you are!

That is great. Hey, everyone! Dinner at Cathy's tonight!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hazelthyme on May 30, 2008, 12:48:01 PM
Tonight's special at Hazel House is chicken florentine, served on a brown rice-orzo pilaf, with a tomato-mozzarellas salad on the side.  Our beverage choices are seltzer, water, skim milk, assorted diet sodas, French lemonade, and beer or wine (sorry, Littlehazel, none of those last for you).  For dessert, we have an espresso custard, plenty of fresh fruit to choose from, and a box of Fudgsicles in the freezer -- take your pick.

-HB
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on May 30, 2008, 12:56:56 PM
Tonight: Broiled sea scallops, tossed with Parmesan and a little butter before being tossed under the broiler.  Baked potatoes.  Steamed broccoli.  Salad.  Diet time has come again, since my ticker moved in the wrong direction! ;)

Last night was a WW version of chicken parm that actually wasn't too bad and was very filling.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CutebutPsycho on May 30, 2008, 01:25:27 PM
Tonight for dinner I am making Clubhouse Chicken Squares. I'll also get to have hotdogs and hamburgers and salads and cakeS and other dessertS (yes, plural!  ;D) because it's my best friend's surprise birthday potluck party. My friends do THE BEST potlucks because we all know each others faves! I'm so excited - doesn't start for another 8 hours but I CAN'T WAIT! lol
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on May 30, 2008, 01:46:14 PM
Tonight I am ordering Pepperoni & Garlic Pizza and Pesto bread (like garlic bread). 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ladiedeathe on May 30, 2008, 02:04:41 PM
Tonight we are doing potluck at a friend's house. She's doing flank steak and a rasberry vinagerette salad with cranberries, walnuts, mixed greens and blu cheese crumbles. I'm bringing wild rice with mushrooms and onions as a side and crab dip, hummus, blu cheese soaked chou pastry triangles, and summer sausage as appatizer selections. Another guest is bringing a mystery dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on May 30, 2008, 03:11:45 PM
Tonight is our Texas 2 step lesson, so we're eating at the country bar. I think I'll have a club with veggies as a side. DH is a creature of habit and will have the philly cheesesteak with fries, and I bet we'll both have a side of tequila to loosen us up a bit ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on May 30, 2008, 03:19:17 PM
Meatball subs with onions, peppers and mushrooms. Probably with chips and dip. And beer.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: TheBrass on May 30, 2008, 05:27:43 PM
Tonight is barbequed hotdogs at the ball park after DH and I are finished playing slo-pitch.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on May 30, 2008, 06:53:42 PM
Cinnamon swirl bread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on May 31, 2008, 07:25:17 PM
I had salmon with a lemon, wine and butter marinade (it is actually good, you just use a little butter and the acidity of the wine and lemon are good with the rich salmon) with potatoes and roasted vegtables. I had a vegan cupcake for dessert. Tomorrow I think I will make grilled chicken, veggies, rice with mango salsa and have some vegan chocolate pudding. I need to cut down on my sugar and the rich foods I have been eating lately, so I may cut back on a few things.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on May 31, 2008, 10:00:27 PM
We went to a new place and had an amaaaazing 6 course tasting menu.

Oh....so....full :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on June 01, 2008, 02:07:35 AM
Tonight was Red Lobster as we were out running errands.

Ahhh... Lobster, salad, sharing an appetizer and those horribly addictive biscuits.  12.5 points!  Yay!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 01, 2008, 08:54:12 AM
The other night I made this fantastic Tuna Salad

Fresh Tuna steak - grilled on the griddle then refrigerated till cold

Avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, hot sauce, a little bit of olive oil mixed up in a bowl - chilled.

Cut tuna into chunks and mix into avocado mix.

We heated up weight watcher pitas and spooned the mixture into them. DELICIOUS.




Tonight we are going to the Greek fair at my friends church.....gyros droooooooooool.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 01, 2008, 11:45:43 AM
I am making Pecan-crusted chicken breasts (again) and greens salad with nuts, chopped apple and honey-mustard dressing.  Um, I am going to mix it up again, soon.  I am overdue for a grocery trip.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: artk2002 on June 01, 2008, 05:23:34 PM
Tonight...

Grilled game hens (rubbed with a rosemary/garlic/olive oil rub)
Grilled summer squash
Home-made potato/rosemary rolls (with roasted garlic)

Mixed fresh berries (blueberries, blackberries, red raspberries, yellow raspberries, strawberries) drizzled with pomegranate liqueur and served over home-made ricotta cheese
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 01, 2008, 05:40:27 PM
I have no idea what to serve tonight. The last two days have wiped me out. I really don't feel like cooking a full meal and cleaning up afterward.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on June 01, 2008, 06:13:52 PM
I have no idea what to serve tonight. The last two days have wiped me out. I really don't feel like cooking a full meal and cleaning up afterward.

Me either!  We just got back from three days of camping and I don't feel like doing anything at all.  Guess we'll be having pizza!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 01, 2008, 06:40:03 PM


Me either!  We just got back from three days of camping and I don't feel like doing anything at all.  Guess we'll be having pizza!

I went ahead and started a loaf of pumpkin bread (yeast, not quick, so it can sit there rising for a while as I sit here resting ;) ). Maybe I'll scramble some eggs or something. No one seems particularly hungry at this point. Kayla and Keven went for Mongolian BBQ with friends.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 01, 2008, 06:46:09 PM
Tonight we tried EhellDame's Beef Slices in Wine (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=116.msg672#msg672) and it was good!!  Very easy to make (DH cooked it actually, using flank steak and egg noodles.)  We do want to double the mushrooms next time, as we are mushroom lovers! 

I commented to DH that this dish was from the same person who provided the Chicken in Wine and Tomato Sauce recipe, which we absolutely love.  He replied that she sure must like cooking with wine!  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Veronica on June 01, 2008, 08:00:39 PM
We got a new grill today so we had grilled swordfish and a salad.  Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 01, 2008, 08:11:35 PM
Tonight we had burgers and corn on the grill :)

The burgers were a test out for when we have some friends over in a few days, and aside from a bit of tweaking they were great.

Lean ground beefs,
fine chopped onions
fine chopped jalapenos
salt
pepper
woshteshire sauce
tandoor seasoning
and the cheese on the inside and all melty.

On top, crispy proscuitto, homemade pickle (from homegrown cucumber), and tomatoes slices infused with garlic and fresh parsley/cilantra.

:)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: RoseRose on June 01, 2008, 08:24:21 PM
Quizno's.  The kitchen in my quad is rank, from the other quadmates, as the landlords are kicking us out the Sunday right after finals, which is totally not cool (considering the lease change is usually July 1), so no one is taking care of their stuff.  I probably won't be cooking the next two weeks.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 01, 2008, 08:26:14 PM
I wound up making a hotdish of sorts - browned hamburger, diced onion and green pepper, garlic, salt, sugar, chili powder, paprika, tomatoes, elbow macaroni, and sour cream. Mr. F liked it well enough to have two huge helpings. :)


ETA that the pumpkin bread is almost ready to go into the oven. This is the first time I've used this particular recipe, so we'll see how it comes out.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on June 02, 2008, 10:38:02 AM
I'm in a grilling mood (and a broccoli mood, too - craving the little green trees).  So tonight will be grilled shrimp and pineapple kabobs, with Tuscan bean salad and seasoned broccoli.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 02, 2008, 10:47:50 AM
I'm in a grilling mood (and a broccoli mood, too - craving the little green trees).  So tonight will be grilled shrimp and pineapple kabobs, with Tuscan bean salad and seasoned broccoli.

Have you tried broccali on the grill? ::::drool::::
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 02, 2008, 11:23:39 AM
I am making Avocado sandwiches tonight.  Good monday night dinner.  Long grain rolls of bread layered with slices of avocado, mozzerella and tomato.  Slices topped with torn, fresh basil, drizzled with olive oil and baked for a few minutes in the oven until the cheese is melty. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on June 02, 2008, 11:24:58 AM
Have you tried broccali on the grill? ::::drool::::

Oooh no - how do you do it?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 02, 2008, 11:30:40 AM
Leftover take-out cheese enchilada with rice and beans.  With a side of chips and salsa leftover from girl's night on Saturday.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on June 02, 2008, 11:43:01 AM
I am making Avocado sandwiches tonight.  Good monday night dinner.  Long grain rolls of bread layered with slices of avocado, mozzerella and tomato.  Slices topped with torn, fresh basil, drizzled with olive oil and baked for a few minutes in the oven until the cheese is melty. 

I am drooling.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 02, 2008, 11:53:02 AM
Have you tried broccali on the grill? ::::drool::::

Oooh no - how do you do it?

We do straight on the grill because I love veggies with a bit of char and crunch. Tonight we'll dip it in spicy peanute sauce and lay the suckers on down there, stem side down ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 02, 2008, 12:00:47 PM
Pasta with chicken, green peppers, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and tomoatoes. And whatever cheese I can find. Garlic bread. Salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 02, 2008, 01:00:26 PM
DH & I have borrowed our Monday night meals from my grandparents.  My grandparents have homemade soup on Monday nights.  The idea being that they eat hearty meals on Sunday nights, or eat freely over the weekends in general.  I've amended that to soup on Mondays in the winter, and sandwiches and/or salad on Monday nights in the summer. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 02, 2008, 01:06:59 PM
Tonight we'll grill brats. I don't know what our sides will be because I haven't been to the grocery store yet.

ETA sides: baked beans with bacon, basil/pea/macaroni salad, potato chips, pickles, and homemade peach cobbler for dessert. It will be Mr. F and me, the little kids, Kayla and Keven, and Kayla's friend and her boyfriend. This is Kayla and Keven's last night in town. They have to be at the airport by six tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on June 02, 2008, 04:33:50 PM
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Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 02, 2008, 09:54:48 PM
We had grilled tandoori shrimp, roast fingerling potatoes and sugar peas.

I am really groving on the tandoori lately :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 03, 2008, 10:56:45 AM
Stir-fried sugar snaps, carrots and egg over noodles in a peanut sauce.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 03, 2008, 10:59:30 AM
Tonight - leftovers from last night's cookout. We have brats leftover, for which I will make homemade rolls. We also have leftover pasta salad, beans, and a rice dish. I have some nice fresh lettuce and grape tomatoes to use in a green salad, and the peach cobbler was such a hit, I might make another one (smaller, though, as it will just be Mr. F, the little kids, and me tonight).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 03, 2008, 11:00:37 AM
I don't know about dinner, but I do have two pounds of strawberries, so I'm making shortcake. Maybe that will be dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 03, 2008, 11:05:58 AM
I don't know about dinner, but I do have two pounds of strawberries, so I'm making shortcake. Maybe that will be dinner.

A quote for you, directly from one of my many vintage cookbooks, this one a supper recommendation from Betty Crocker Bisquick handbook published in 1964:

At the height of the summer season, make a whole meal of crusty-tender golden shortcake, served warm and generously buttered, then heaped with fresh slices of peaches or strawberries. Pass a pitcher of cream or a bowl of sweetened whipped cream, and serve with steaming hot, good coffee. Let your family eat their fill - good enough for company too.

There you have it, in black and white. Approval to have strawberry shortcake for supper.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 03, 2008, 11:13:06 AM
Tonight we'll grill brats. I don't know what our sides will be because I haven't been to the grocery store yet.

ETA sides: baked beans with bacon, basil/pea/macaroni salad, potato chips, pickles, and homemade peach cobbler for dessert. It will be Mr. F and me, the little kids, Kayla and Keven, and Kayla's friend and her boyfriend. This is Kayla and Keven's last night in town. They have to be at the airport by six tomorrow morning.

Oh yum... the bolded part gives me delicious ideas :)

Tonight we are having:

Hummus with pita and carrots

Chicken with a garlic/lemon/dill/wine/butter sauce
Zucchini fritters with greek yogurt
Orzo salad with olives, tomatoes, and whatever else I decide to throw in there

Honeyed chocolate mousse with cardamom whipped cream

I'm being fancy because we're having guests ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: caranfin on June 03, 2008, 11:14:11 AM
Oooh, Cathy, I did not need to read that.

We grilled burgers last night and I threw some chicken breasts on the grill as well, with some Penzey's 4S seasoning (yummy stuff!) to heat up tonight. Grilled burgers tend to reheat well, but I've never reheated grilled chicken breasts, so we'll see - this might become a tradition. I'll bake some potatoes and heat some peas, or maybe a green salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 03, 2008, 11:14:17 AM
cardamom whipped cream


And that gives ME ideas...that sounds like just the thing to top the peach cobbler. I'm a big fan of cardamom.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 03, 2008, 11:53:34 AM
I don't know about dinner, but I do have two pounds of strawberries, so I'm making shortcake. Maybe that will be dinner.

A quote for you, directly from one of my many vintage cookbooks, this one a supper recommendation from Betty Crocker Bisquick handbook published in 1964:

At the height of the summer season, make a whole meal of crusty-tender golden shortcake, served warm and generously buttered, then heaped with fresh slices of peaches or strawberries. Pass a pitcher of cream or a bowl of sweetened whipped cream, and serve with steaming hot, good coffee. Let your family eat their fill - good enough for company too.

There you have it, in black and white. Approval to have strawberry shortcake for supper.  :D

That is absolutely all the motivation I need....

Cathy, I think you're my new BFF!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 03, 2008, 11:55:58 AM


Cathy, I think you're my new BFF!!

Glad to be of service!   :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on June 03, 2008, 01:57:00 PM
Fried chicken (dipped in flour and fried in a little olive oil), corn on the cob, and a garden salad (greens, peppers, tomatoes, red onion, and blue cheese with Italian dressing). 

I'm tossing around the idea of making rice but I really don't think we need it with the corn.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 03, 2008, 02:38:52 PM
We had Indian takeout last night (naan...drooool)

Tonight I'm doing my weekly dinner w. girlfriends, not sure what the BF is up to.

Tomorrow we're doing steak fajitas because we have 2 avocados we need to use up, and steak in the freezer...plus weight watcher pitas that we can split and use instead of tortillas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momof2weenies on June 03, 2008, 02:52:31 PM
We got a FoodSaver as a shower gift & I think it's the best thing ever.  (I told DH, "you have your toys and I have mine")  I spent an entire Saturday trying my hand at once-a-month-cooking (who knew?) and it's been very nice to just have to defrost & heat, without all the prep work, after we get home.  Tonight, we're having Dijon chicken with some sort of side dish - probably green beans, as they're one of the few veggies DH likes, and I've learned a number of ways to prepare them!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 04, 2008, 01:25:04 PM
Is no one eating dinner tonight?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 04, 2008, 01:28:31 PM
I suppose we'll need to make dinner, but I am so not feeling inspired. Tonight might be a sandhwich and salad night. And since we have only roast turkey for cold cuts it'll be that.

Mmmm turkey :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 04, 2008, 01:43:10 PM
That might be me, too. I'm trying to figure out something else, but nothing's coming to mind.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: caranfin on June 04, 2008, 01:55:16 PM
I have a pork tenderloin marinating in Italian dressing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CutebutPsycho on June 04, 2008, 02:34:32 PM
I am having leftovers from last night...

Ciabatta bun, roasted chicken red peppers and onions, brie cheese and yummy thai sauce... toast'n'serve...

It's only lunch time and already I'm jonesing for supper!  ;D

ETA - oh and also sliced roasted garlic. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on June 04, 2008, 02:41:12 PM
FFIL is coming for dinner.  I'm making steaks, rice, salad, and pico de gallo.  Dessert will be vanilla ice cream in waffle bowls...yum. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 04, 2008, 03:08:02 PM
FFIL is coming for dinner.  I'm making steaks, rice, salad, and pico de gallo.  Dessert will be vanilla ice cream in waffle bowls...yum. 

Can I come over please? I am just down the road :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on June 04, 2008, 04:08:12 PM
I'm having salmon tonight with a side of beets, kale, and corn/yam salad! I am craving some chocolate mousse but I don't have anything to make mousse with :(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 04, 2008, 05:17:13 PM
Is no one eating dinner tonight?

Ha.

I am making Lemon Angel Hair pasta very soon.
(Olive oil - lemon juice - white wine - garlic sauce, with chopped tomato, broccoli and basil.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mlkind1789 on June 04, 2008, 05:41:13 PM
I just took out some chicken broth to thaw some, and I'm making vegetable rice soup with biscuits and cheese for dinner tonight.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 04, 2008, 09:17:04 PM
I didn't have supper tonight. I suppose I should. I went in to work around 3:30 to train a new girl, and I came home around 6:30-ish. Mr. F had already fed the kids and they were taking their baths, so it's just me who hasn't eaten.

They made peanut butter cookies as an after school treat for the last day of school, so I did have two of those.

(Hmmm...breakfast was a bowl of cereal. Lunch was a cheeseburger from McDonald's and a handful of my husband's fries. Afternoon snack was two peanut butter cookies and a latte. Perhaps I should make myself a big, healthful garden salad!)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 05, 2008, 07:54:00 AM
I guessed correctly we had turkey sandwhiches and a mixed green salad with balasamic last night :)

It was pretty good on such a hot and humid day actually!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 05, 2008, 08:10:51 AM
I ended up with Subway at 8:30...it was a long night...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on June 05, 2008, 08:37:57 AM
Last night I made homemade tortilla soup.  It was soooooo good!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 05, 2008, 10:29:18 AM
I'm thinking about stromboli for tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 05, 2008, 11:00:26 AM
Curried lentil soup with potatoes, kale, peas and onions from a local farm.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 05, 2008, 11:01:18 AM
Curried lentil soup with potatoes, kale, peas and onions from a local farm.


....or maybe I'll make lentil soup and homemade bread. That sounds good too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 06, 2008, 08:30:27 AM
Last night I wound up making chicken saltimbocca, mushroom rice, and peas. It was delish! I ate the leftovers for breakfast :D

Tonight, we're going out for dinner. I've been homebound the past few days and I am stir-crazy. We'll probably have tapas and lots of sangria.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 06, 2008, 08:39:20 AM
I didn't make stromboli or lentil soup last night. What I actually made was beef stew and fresh, warm oat dinner rolls (a recipe I'd never tried before...so GOOD).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 06, 2008, 10:11:04 AM
I made a perfectly awful Enchilada Casserole last night. I don't know what I did wrong, but I don't think I'll be trying that again for quite some time (and I've made it before, too)!!

I believe I'll be getting dinner out tonight to make up for it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 06, 2008, 10:55:40 AM
Last night we have Curry couscous with chicken, peas, corn, and broccoli.

Ahhh using up veggies before they go bad, so glorious. Its also my lunch today.

Tonight is our dance lesson and we'll probably have dinner at the bar it takes place.

I think I'm going to have a club sandwhich, I have a hankering. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 06, 2008, 11:11:28 AM
Turnip greens with cornmeal dumplings.

It's CSA season, which means that every meal is focused around using up as many vegetables as possible, before getting the next week's batch.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on June 06, 2008, 01:17:17 PM
Tonight we are having a turkey, dressing, salad and sliced tomatoes. The turkey is a boneless one that I am cooking in the crockpot so I don't have to turn on th oven.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: newbiePA on June 06, 2008, 02:06:07 PM
Baked potato soup with spinach salad!

I know it is a zillion degrees out, but DH is cooking, and I am not going to discourage that  ;D

newbiePA
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 07, 2008, 03:17:06 PM
It's casserole time for me.  Making and freezing 2 casseroles: "Mexican" with corn, black beans, tortillas, tomatoes & cheese, and a fancy version of the classic green bean casserole.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 07, 2008, 03:27:29 PM
It's hoooooooooot today, enough for us to head to the neighborhood pool.  We are going to enjoy a cold summer supper, with shrimp salad hoagies, dill pickles, bbq potato chips and a fresh batch of sweet iced tea.  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 07, 2008, 03:52:15 PM
Tonight will probably be spaghetti with meat sauce (Italian sausage), a green vegetable, homemade rolls, and blueberry cobbler or blueberry shortcake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 08, 2008, 09:27:31 AM
Last night I had a dinner party, so that was fairly high maintence (mmm baked stuffed lobster).

I made an extra dish of the "stuffed" part (ritz crackers, butter, herbs, scallops, shrimp mainly) for dinner for us tonight. I'll make a huge pile of steamed veggies (green beans, broccoli, sugar peas, etc) and that'll be dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 08, 2008, 02:36:22 PM
The other night DH made a green Thai curry with eggplant, tofu, onion and bamboo shoot, served with jasmine rice ... that is my favorite dinner that he makes, maybe my favorite dinner ever. 

I don't know what I'm making for dinner tonight.  I feel very laid-back about it rather than making a 'sunday dinner.'  Maybe veggie burgers. 

I did make a blueberry pie last night (it was runny, but seems solidified and okay enough today?).  I still have 2 pints of blueberries left, so I'm thinking of making something else with one of the pints.  Usually I'd make blueberry muffins or waffles, but I want to do something different ... I don't know what. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 08, 2008, 05:24:22 PM
DH right now is cooking one of our favorite pasta dishes, a derivative of Giada De Laurentiis' Little Thimbles Sciue’ Sciue’ (http://www.bordersstores.com/features/feature.jsp?file=recipe_littlethimbles), only he's using gemelli instead of ditalini.  Oh, so simple, so fresh, so goooooooood.  I could eat the whole pot of it!!  I can smell the garlic browning and even the fresh tomatoes as he's chopping them.  My stomach is RUMBLIN'!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 08, 2008, 05:49:45 PM
Tonight: country style ribs with Mr. F's own marinade, done on the grill;  warm, fresh homemade oat rolls, steamed vegetables, and the rest of the blueberry cobbler from last night.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on June 08, 2008, 06:11:14 PM
Tonight is Chicken Cacciatore over spaghetti. It smells so good...only 35 minutes to yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 09, 2008, 09:11:29 AM
Last night the BF made mini quiches with (turkey)ham, onion, spinich, chedder and tomato....oh my GOSH soooo YUMMY!!!

It's already 92 here so tonight we're going to go to the local diner (air conditioned and we have a GC!) so we don't have to turn the oven on.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 09, 2008, 09:16:51 AM
Last night the BF made mini quiches with (turkey)ham, onion, spinich, chedder and tomato....oh my GOSH soooo YUMMY!!!

It's already 92 here so tonight we're going to go to the local diner (air conditioned and we have a GC!) so we don't have to turn the oven on.

That sound sooo very good, may I ask how he made them? Did he use the mini muffin tin method?

As for us... tonight dinner is steak, grilled corn, and peaches on the grill.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 09, 2008, 09:30:30 AM
Last night the BF made mini quiches with (turkey)ham, onion, spinich, chedder and tomato....oh my GOSH soooo YUMMY!!!

It's already 92 here so tonight we're going to go to the local diner (air conditioned and we have a GC!) so we don't have to turn the oven on.

That sound sooo very good, may I ask how he made them? Did he use the mini muffin tin method?

As for us... tonight dinner is steak, grilled corn, and peaches on the grill.

We actually bought white china ramekins at W-mart on Sat. They were like $.97 each - for the actual cooking he put them in a roasting pan with boiling hot water in between and then they cooked in the oven for 45 min.  Lol, I was just the sou chef on this one, but I can check and see if he's willing to share the recipe.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 09, 2008, 09:46:22 AM
Tonight we're having sautéed chicken with balsamic and prosciutto, garlic mashed potatoes, and roasted asparagus. There are also fresh strawberries and mascarpone gelato from the farmers' market for dessert, if they can make it through the day uneaten :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on June 09, 2008, 09:49:39 AM
it's a jewish holiday now (shavuos) and it's traditional to eat dairy dishes so.... we had two types of cannelloni (i was experimenting) : one with tuna and cheese in white sauce, and one with cheese in red sauce. and cheese cake for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: RoseRose on June 09, 2008, 11:33:40 AM
Last night, I made Chinese stir fried noodles, with beef and Chinese veggies.  I was at my fiance's, and it's one of his and his brother's favorites.  The night before I made steak and rosemary potatoes for them.  THEY have a functional kitchen (mostly... their oven's kinda screwy).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 09, 2008, 11:35:35 AM
Last night the BF made mini quiches with (turkey)ham, onion, spinich, chedder and tomato....oh my GOSH soooo YUMMY!!!

It's already 92 here so tonight we're going to go to the local diner (air conditioned and we have a GC!) so we don't have to turn the oven on.

That sound sooo very good, may I ask how he made them? Did he use the mini muffin tin method?

As for us... tonight dinner is steak, grilled corn, and peaches on the grill.

We actually bought white china ramekins at W-mart on Sat. They were like $.97 each - for the actual cooking he put them in a roasting pan with boiling hot water in between and then they cooked in the oven for 45 min.  Lol, I was just the sou chef on this one, but I can check and see if he's willing to share the recipe.


:::gets wild ideas::::

Thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shores on June 09, 2008, 11:41:27 AM
Tonight was a goat cheese, walnut, sundried tomatoes salad over mixed greens, apples and pasta with a honey salad dressing. Yummiest salad in the world. :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 09, 2008, 01:34:39 PM
Sliced zucchini and squash, coated with bread crumbs, parmesan, rosemary and garlic.  If I need protein I might just have a glass of milk.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 09, 2008, 01:37:26 PM
Tonight we're having sautéed chicken with balsamic and prosciutto, garlic mashed potatoes, and roasted asparagus. There are also fresh strawberries and mascarpone gelato from the farmers' market for dessert, if they can make it through the day uneaten :D

RIP, mascarpone gelato. Your life was brief, but it brought joy to those around you.

There are still strawberries, though, and good ol' vanilla ice cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 09, 2008, 02:45:37 PM
Tonight was a goat cheese, walnut, sundried tomatoes salad over mixed greens, apples and pasta with a honey salad dressing. Yummiest salad in the world. :D

Sounds delicious!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 09, 2008, 02:47:26 PM
Tonight we are having a fritatta with onions, broccoli, bacon, and cheese sauce. I'm also going to take last night's leftover dinner rolls, split them, butter them, and top with brown sugar, then I'll pop 'em under the broiler until the butter and brown sugar are bubbly.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: newbiePA on June 09, 2008, 03:00:26 PM
BBQ chicken pizza, on one of those pre-made crusts.  DH and I made this a couple of weeks ago, when we were staring blankly at the fridge, looking for SOMETHING for dinner.

Just to be extra fancy, we are grilling it on our little tiny weber grill.  It makes the crust extra-crispy.

it is really tasty, and super fast. 

Hurry up dinner!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 09, 2008, 03:08:52 PM
Hamburgers (with lots of 'stuff' in them) on onion rolls, French fries, and green beans.

I'm trying to figure out something fun and interesting to do with the green beans since we seem to be having them a lot lately.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on June 09, 2008, 05:07:22 PM
Tostadas with all the usual toppings tonight, triple yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 09, 2008, 06:05:52 PM
Tonight was a goat cheese, walnut, sundried tomatoes salad over mixed greens, apples and pasta with a honey salad dressing. Yummiest salad in the world. :D

Sounds delicious!

Oh, I love goat cheese.  I made a Goat Cheese Rigatoni that I saw on a food blog once.  Very simple dish and we liked it a lot, however goat cheese is expensive [for me] to make regularly.  Anyway, I mixed goat cheese with freshly grated parm cheese, and served mixed with rigatoni pasta, sliced black olives and sliced sun-dried tomatoes.  If it sounds dubious, I get that, but it was a refreshing meal.

Tonight we are actually having grilled cheese :)  Hey, monday night is sandwich night this summer.  Grilled extra-sharp cheddar with tomato and basil.  We also have leftover cold pasta salad in the fridge to go with it and I have one slice of blueberry pie left. 

Tomorrow I am making chicken parmesan, either with linguine or with garlic-y green beans. 

ch1pch0p, I make green beans a lot too, at least lately ... I could use some more things to do with them.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shores on June 09, 2008, 06:08:22 PM
Tonight was a goat cheese, walnut, sundried tomatoes salad over mixed greens, apples and pasta with a honey salad dressing. Yummiest salad in the world. :D

Sounds delicious!

Oh, I love goat cheese.  I made a Goat Cheese Rigatoni that I saw on a food blog once.  Very simple dish and we liked it a lot, however goat cheese is expensive [for me] to make regularly.  Anyway, I mixed goat cheese with freshly grated parm cheese, and served mixed with rigatoni pasta, sliced black olives and sliced sun-dried tomatoes.  If it sounds dubious, I get that, but it was a refreshing meal.

goat cheese, apples, pasta and greens sounded dubious until I tried it. :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on June 09, 2008, 06:51:26 PM
Tonight we are actually having grilled cheese :)  Hey, monday night is sandwich night this summer.  Grilled extra-sharp cheddar with tomato and basil.

That ain't my mama's grilled cheese! Sounds really good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 09, 2008, 07:50:35 PM
Hamburgers (with lots of 'stuff' in them) on onion rolls, French fries, and green beans.

I'm trying to figure out something fun and interesting to do with the green beans since we seem to be having them a lot lately.

I LOVE green beans... my favs...

Teriyaki green beans
Green beans with tossed almond slivers.
Spricy green beans
Schezuan green beans
Green beans with thai peanut sauce
green beans, carrots, onions in a pouch on the grill
green beans with pearl onions


I could go on forever :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: StaciNadia on June 09, 2008, 11:01:54 PM
A coworker of Red's (and a friend of both of us!) and her friend came over today, so I got to hostess!  I made Pizza Pasta (my first original recipe), Texas toast, and an Oreo no-bake for dessert!  Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 10, 2008, 09:16:29 AM
We went to the diner yesterday and I had a huuge gyro platter with a greek salad and fries. It was so hot that I wasn't that hungry so I ate the salad and some fries and now I have most of the gyro for lunch today.

Tonight BF is making one of our favorite light dinners - Chicken Salad

Boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into chunks and marinated in teryiaki sauce, then grilled on the griddle
Bag O Salad
Goat Cheese
Craisins
Diced apple (sometimes he grills this too yummm)
Fat Free Cranberry Dressing

I think we'll have garlic bread with it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on June 10, 2008, 09:41:15 AM
leftovers!!

leftover quinoa with sauteed vegetables (red onion, mushroom) in soy/lemon sauce.
leftover squash in lemon sauce (i love lemon!)
leftover tomato-cilantro relish
leftover cheese cake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 10, 2008, 09:44:03 AM
We're having baked potatoes with pork chops and veggies.
I made a lemon meringue pie for dessert.
It turned out rather well, I'm very proud of myself!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 10, 2008, 09:45:48 AM
It's game night, so cheap red wine, chips & dip.  Woohoo!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on June 10, 2008, 05:18:39 PM
Burgers (with yummies mixed in) and chips. It's HOT here!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 10, 2008, 05:25:16 PM
It is extremely hot inside our apartment and there are no groceries. SO is dining with a client. I must feed myself, but I lack the energy to make a decision.

I feel like this will end with me gnawing on my arm or ordering Chinese, neither of which sounds particularly appealing right now.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 10, 2008, 06:10:48 PM
I just don't know tonight. I had to go in and cover for a sick staffer in the middle of the afternoon, and we just got home. I'm not sure what I'll make, but I'd better whip something up pretty quickly.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: StaciNadia on June 10, 2008, 07:07:13 PM
Red's coworker is coming over again (she's one of our few local friends, so we love having her over!), so Red ordered out for Pizza Hut!  Pepperoni pizza for me, and I also snagged the last of the Oreo no-bake from last night!  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 10, 2008, 07:08:48 PM
Here's what I wound up doing -

I made little open-faced broiled sandwiches using buttered dinner rolls, leftover country-style rib mean cut into thin slices, and thinly sliced cheese. I served them with some pasta salad I had in the fridge. Mr. F happily ate several. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on June 10, 2008, 07:42:28 PM
Tonight was grilled chicken over salad.  Thank goodness the chicken was cooked ahead of time, because the storms hit us hard tonight!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 10, 2008, 07:51:03 PM
I have opted for arm-gnawing after all. No delivery-person should be out in the storm we're having.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 10, 2008, 08:40:52 PM
We ended up going out to our favorite sushi place and split a spicy roll platter...yuuuuum.

I abolsutley LOVE this place, its always so good and easy on the wallet! We have an 18 piece roll combo, 4 piece sushi (ebi aka shrimp) 2 soups and 2 salads, a glass of wine, a beer for 35 bucks. Mmmm sushi.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on June 10, 2008, 09:25:41 PM
DH and I are both teachers and are off for the next 6 weeks, so we're trying out lots and lots of new (vegetarian) recipes so we know how hard they are and how tasty they are for when we're cooking while both working.

Last night: steamed green beans in miso-soy-ginger sauce in lettuce wraps.  (highly tasty, easy to make)

Tonight: stuffed tomatoes (stuffing: jasmine rice, garlic, mozzarella cheese, tomato guts, salt, pepper)  (also HT,ETM)

Tomorrow night: crispy Korean pancakes with some kind of sauce (don't remember)

(These are all from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman — if you're looking for some incredibly tasty vegetarian food, buy this book.  Everything we've had from it so far (more than just this week) has been somewhere between really good and amazing.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on June 11, 2008, 10:35:34 AM
Last night: Sesame Crusted Chicken Tenders and rice.  Tenders were okay...DH said he wasn't crazy about the sesame seeds, but liked the dijon mustard I used to stick the seeds on the chicken.  I liked the sesame seeds, but wasn't crazy about the mustard.  Probably will not be made again.

Tonight: was going to make a crockpot meal, but forgot to thaw meat last night.  We'll be having french dip sandwiches instead.

Tomorrow: chicken tortellini soup.  I found the recipe online, and it looks super good.  It also appears to make a TON of food, so I've invited two friends over to share.  I'll serve crescent rolls with it, with Oreos for desert.  Yummm
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 11, 2008, 10:39:21 AM
I am making spaghetti sauce from scratch this morning. I'm covering a shift for a sick staffer from noon to 4pm today, so I thought I'd get the sauce done now to warm up later. I'm going to make some bread dough this morning too, and put it in the fridge. I can use it to make rolls or breadsticks to serve with the spaghetti. I'm not sure if I'll make salad or a vegetable, but I have some green leaf lettuce and grape tomatoes to use up, so I'm leaning toward salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 11, 2008, 10:44:08 AM
Cathy, sounds delicious! I have sausages in the fridge, and was wondering what to do with them. I think I'm going to make sausage, tomato and garlic pasta.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 11, 2008, 12:59:16 PM
Zucchini broiled with garlic, butter, lemon & rosemary.

When it's just me in the summer, with a refrigerator full of farm-fresh produce, I end up eating nothing but vegetables for dinner a lot of nights.  Looks like tonight is one of those.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 11, 2008, 03:39:06 PM
Zucchini broiled with garlic, butter, lemon & rosemary.

When it's just me in the summer, with a refrigerator full of farm-fresh produce, I end up eating nothing but vegetables for dinner a lot of nights.  Looks like tonight is one of those.

I could eat nothing but fresh corn on the cob for dinner, if people didn't look at me funny  ;)

Tonight the BF and one of our good friends are going to go see the "Bleach" movie (Anime) Since she works close to the movie theater, which is semi-far from us the BF is meeting her right after work and they are getting yummy asian food (yeah I'm a bit jealous but have NO interest in the movie - he promised to bring me home some spicy pineapple/squid/shrimp fried rice)

Since I'm on my own I'm going to make some whole wheat mac & cheese, I've also got the fixins for a strawberry rhubarb pie that I'm going to put together in a little bit.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 11, 2008, 05:12:38 PM
I am on my own tonight, and microwaving the extra piece of chicken parm I made last night for this purpose. 

But in more exciting news, I used up most of my remaining blueberries by making and individually freezing 16 giant waffles last night.  Now I've got half a freezer of waffles -- set for awhile!  I was on the phone with my mom while I was making them, and I told her I was trying to entice them to visit this summer ;D

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8d830b3127ccec4036e13841500000026108AZuWrNw3btQe3nww)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8d830b3127ccec402e72e658800000026108AZuWrNw3btQe3nww)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 11, 2008, 05:13:57 PM


But in more exciting news, I used up most of my remaining blueberries by making and individually freezing 16 giant waffles last night.  Now I've got half a freezer of waffles -- set for awhile!  I was on the phone with my mom while I was making them, and I told her I was trying to entice them to visit this summer ;D

*drools*
They look delicious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 11, 2008, 05:19:00 PM
They are mega filling, too.   I don't exactly skimp on the butter in this recipe.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 11, 2008, 05:34:20 PM
Tonight we had steaks and chevre-filled stuffed mushrooms.  Chevre is goat cheese, by the way. DH and I had tasted the mushrooms last weekend at our neighborhood supper club and found it to be wonderfully zesty (it was quite a hit with everyone.)  We got the recipe and decided to test-drive it this week.  It was a little soggy, mostly because DH had bought goat cheese spread instead of crumbled goat cheese.  Will adjust next time, but oh so tasty!!  I posted the recipe over in the cookbook folder:

Chevre-filled Mushrooms (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=126.msg808407#msg808407)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 11, 2008, 05:47:58 PM
Cathy, sounds delicious! I have sausages in the fridge, and was wondering what to do with them. I think I'm going to make sausage, tomato and garlic pasta.

That's what we're planning to make tomorrow night!  We make homemade marinara sauce every other week or so.  This past weekend, we realized that we have some leftover Italian sausage that we need to use up.  So it's Italian sausage in marinara pasta tomorrow night.

Sometimes, in addition to the sausage, we'll throw some sauteed bell peppers and onion in the sauce, and eat everything on hoagie rolls topped with mozerrella cheese.  We made a crockpot of this for the last Super Bowl party and served it with hoagie halves.  Was quite a hit.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 11, 2008, 05:56:25 PM
The chevre-filled mushrooms sound great

Sometimes we are like a goat cheese fan club on this thread :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 11, 2008, 06:07:14 PM
The chevre-filled mushrooms sound great

Sometimes we are like a goat cheese fan club on this thread :)

It was awesome!  I've been trying to find a good stuffed mushroom recipe for years, but my attempts always fell short and they would be bland.  Everyone at the supper club the other night agreed that the cheeses really added that bite, that oomph!  Now I finally have a recipe that I can duplicate and not be embarrassed to serve.

Now the question is whether or not to try to serve this to my MIL and her family.  She has her own famous stuffed mushrooms, which she has NOT shared the recipe with me despite repeated requests.  :(  DH doesn't think I should do it.  But I'm thinking if she does like it, she would ask for the recipe and I could tell her I'll trade it for hers.  Hee hee.  Won't work, but nice fantasy.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on June 11, 2008, 07:01:07 PM
Rice, breaded pork chops (applesauce and raisin bread), salad, bread and butter, and a bottle of pinot noir.  It was really yummy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 11, 2008, 07:26:47 PM
The chevre-filled mushrooms sound great.

They certainly do! I've actually been considering having a party just so I have an excuse to make lots of little canapés... I might have to give these a whirl.

We're ordering Chinese when SO gets home from band practice. I might splurge and get the spicy fried shrimp... yum.

We're going grocery shopping tomorrow so I can get back to adding interesting things to this thread :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 11, 2008, 07:42:47 PM
Buffalo burgers (much leaner!) and veggies on the grill tonight. Meat mixed with tandoori spices and topped with jalapeno peppers, onions and bean sprouts for a crunch :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GlindaBunny on June 11, 2008, 08:17:45 PM
I made quick ciabatta tonight  (recipe from thefreshloaf.com), sliced them open lengthwise, melted some mozzarella on them, and served them with ramekins of marinara sauce.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on June 12, 2008, 05:23:55 AM
i went shopping in the souk today (open air market) and got bunches of fresh greens: basil, dill, parsley, coriander, green onions and great fresh olives and I got home and made a lovely green omelet with salad (I am trying to stay off bread and anything with flour)

I have to think about cooking for tomorrow/sat - we are having a guest.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 12, 2008, 12:57:36 PM
The best kind of dinner of all: one I'm not making!

I'm headed over to my sister's for dinner, and bringing with me some of my farm produce (broccoli & sugar snaps.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 12, 2008, 12:58:33 PM
I'm not making dinner either. We're attending a charity fundraiser.

I am, however, making more pumpkin bread and deviled eggs today, just because.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on June 12, 2008, 08:26:23 PM
BBQ burgers.   Mmmmmmmm caesar burgers.......
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 12, 2008, 08:55:28 PM
To be honest DH and I did not get home from work until 8ish...so we're feasting on giant preztel pieces....with salt.

Healthy I know  ::)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 12, 2008, 11:17:31 PM
Our dinner turned out to be...

Appetizers of bacon-wrapped scallops, lobster-stuffed mushroom caps, and spicy beef satay; followed by a meal of garden salad, barbecued chicken and ribs, garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, and a dessert of pound cake with fresh strawberries and cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on June 13, 2008, 06:25:31 AM
Cathy, the jealousy monster is visiting me right now.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 13, 2008, 06:58:16 AM
Cathy, the jealousy monster is visiting me right now.
Me too!
I have no idea what to cook for dinner tonight. I'm considering chilli and baked potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on June 13, 2008, 12:38:15 PM
friday night dinner: orange soup (from orange vegetables, not from fruit!), mezze (lots of little salads), zucchini stuffed with rice and herbs in lemon/olive oil sauce (YUM!) for me, and pasta for DS, and fruit cake. yum.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 13, 2008, 12:53:17 PM
It's gorgeous out so I bought the fixings for a picnic supper
Loaf of Italian bread
Sliced (cooked) London Broil
Goat Cheese
Red Onion.

The BF is going to caramelize some garlic which we'll smoosh onto the bread and than bake for a bit.  We'll saute the red onion then add that, the steak and goat cheese to the bread, wrap in foil and smoosh down.  By the time we get to the park the cheese will be nice and melted and should be yummy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 13, 2008, 01:21:26 PM
I'm not sure what I'll make tonight. Mr. F is golfing this afternoon (the Golf Classic is in conjunction with the charity dinner/auction we attended last night), and it'll take forever (foursomes playing 18 holes). I'm not sure what time to expect him home, so I'd like to make something that can be kept warm and served any time.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on June 13, 2008, 01:52:52 PM
We're having stuffed peppers, but I don't know what sides we'll have.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 13, 2008, 02:04:14 PM
I decided on chicken with a garlic and herb crust served with potatoes and peas. Yum yum.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 13, 2008, 02:07:47 PM
I decided on chicken with a garlic and herb crust served with potatoes and peas. Yum yum.

That sounds good!

I'm considering making a sausage soup with some tomatoes and maybe bay leaf. Something I can let simmer for a while.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hardia on June 13, 2008, 03:12:04 PM
I'm doing baked honey-mustard chicken, rice, and steamed whatever vegetables we have in the fridge (I think we have some sugar snap peas, or maybe broccoli).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 13, 2008, 03:13:49 PM
Out to dinner for a friend's birthday.  But based on the fact I ate 2 ice cream sandwiches for breakfast, and a slice of ice cream cake this afternoon, I'm sticking with just a salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 13, 2008, 03:22:57 PM
I'm making a veggie pizza.  Not sure which toppings. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 13, 2008, 03:23:18 PM
We still haven't made it to the grocery store. I'm guessing we'll be going out tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on June 13, 2008, 03:24:24 PM
we have a lot of miso, some zucchini, some lettuce, black beans, rice, and scallions.  i'm going to try to come up with meals for tonight and tomorrow that will use up most of these ingedients...  :-\
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: StaciNadia on June 13, 2008, 05:37:16 PM
I'm making pizza empanadas for dinner...  Might even sneak in an apple empanada from Taco Bell, too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 15, 2008, 02:14:46 PM
Roasted zucchini in a garlic lemon butter sauce over pesto pasta, with a nice glass of cold milk.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 15, 2008, 02:32:38 PM
Smoked sausage and from-scratch au gratin potatoes. I'm looking for a good recipe for fresh carrots - something different. I'm not sure what I'll do.

For dessert, a baked good of some kind. The kids are looking through recipe books for ideas right now. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: snoopygirl on June 15, 2008, 04:22:00 PM
I was finally home to eat a good dinner. Usually I work odd hours. Today my mil made us dinner but I was not hungry when I got home from work so we brought it back to our flat and had it later. We had chicken in puff pastry, roasted potatoes, and I had cabbage and carrots ( which Hubby does not eat). Desert was a chocolate cake with warm chocolate sauce. It was very good and it saved me from cooking.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 15, 2008, 04:58:20 PM
My sis and her BF came for dinner tonight. We had chicken with 'Reggae Reggae' sauce, baked potatoes, corn cobs and crusty bread. I made lemon meringue pie for dessert, because my last one turned out so well  :) .
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 15, 2008, 05:35:48 PM
I'm making pecan-crusted chicken and garlic mushrooms (a side of white mushrooms cooked in oil, garlic, lemon juice and parsley).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 15, 2008, 06:28:03 PM
Tonight was a grilled mahi mahi and corn with herb flavored buttered and a salad from the garden.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 15, 2008, 06:52:32 PM
Tonight was Father's Day BBQ at the in-laws.  We had:

Grilled hot dogs, bratwursts, hot Italian sausages, and corn on the cobs
Tomato-Onion-Avocado Salad (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=4699.msg84884#msg84884) (recipe courtesy of Sibby!)
Orzo with Celery, Pecans, and Cranberries (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=119.msg814768#new) (I finally posted the recipe today)
Steamed green beans with toasted almonds
Carrot cake

Oh, and last night, after we put the kids to bed, I fed DH one of his favorite meals, Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=120.msg520261#msg520261).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on June 15, 2008, 10:27:38 PM
salad from the garden

You mean, you served food grown in dirt?  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on June 16, 2008, 07:20:29 AM
stir fried vegetables with slivered almonds on brown rice. yum yum
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 16, 2008, 07:37:24 AM
salad from the garden

You mean, you served food grown in dirt?  :D

Gross right?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on June 16, 2008, 07:45:54 AM
MrAbby is out tonight so I am going to have a very simple vegetarian pasta dish.

I have also decided to start shopping on the internet and have my groceries delivered to make menu planning easier. We seem to only be able to go to the supermarket at busy times and leave before finishing the list becuase of the crowds. Does anyone have any experience with Sainsbury's online?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 16, 2008, 07:50:19 AM
Sunday night we went to my parents and the BF grilled steaks, we also had Italian bread with garlic poached in olive oil, spread onto the bread and tossed under the broiler for a few minutes, creamed spinach (YUM) and salad.

For dessert my mom made a chocolate pudding pie (dad's favorite) and strawberry short cake.

Tonight we're going to have leftover steak, but I'm not sure yet what we'll be doing with it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 16, 2008, 08:26:30 AM
salad from the garden

You mean, you served food grown in dirt?  :D

Gross right?

Come on, when there are all those fabulous tomatoes at the grocery!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 16, 2008, 08:59:49 AM
Does anyone have any experience with Sainsbury's online?
Yep! I get my shopping delivered by them every week, I find them fantastic. Almost always delivered within the delivery slot, I think once they were 10 minutes late, but I got a £10 voucher to make up for it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 16, 2008, 09:53:17 AM
Tonight - IF Mr. F gets home early enough for a decent meal before the kids' swimming lessons, we'll have broiled hamburgers, corn, and leftover au gratin potatoes.

If it looks like he'll be running late, we'll have sandwiches.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on June 16, 2008, 09:55:50 AM
Does anyone have any experience with Sainsbury's online?
Yep! I get my shopping delivered by them every week, I find them fantastic. Almost always delivered within the delivery slot, I think once they were 10 minutes late, but I got a £10 voucher to make up for it.
Great! I have been asking around but nobody I know uses the service so I have been a bit concerned. What are they like with availability and quality of fresh food? That is my biggest concern - having everything planned out and then discover key ingredients are missing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 16, 2008, 10:18:51 AM
<snip>
If it looks like he'll be running late, we'll have sandwiches.

You don't know how relieved I am to read this. Just this morning I was wondering if Cathy ever just gave in and ordered pizza or made sandwiches....  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 16, 2008, 10:21:01 AM

Great! I have been asking around but nobody I know uses the service so I have been a bit concerned. What are they like with availability and quality of fresh food? That is my biggest concern - having everything planned out and then discover key ingredients are missing.
Fairly good. Every now and then, there's the odd item which they have substituted as what I ordered wasn't available, but the substitute item is usually very similar to what I ordered (such as I order a regular product, they don't have it so send the same product from their organic range) so it isn't usually a problem. The food is very fresh, too. I used to order from Tesco, but after them being late almost every week without so much as an apology (one week they were 2 hours late) and sending me meat almost at its sell-by date, I stopped using them. The service just wasn't as good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 16, 2008, 10:21:47 AM
<snip>
If it looks like he'll be running late, we'll have sandwiches.

You don't know how relieved I am to read this. Just this morning I was wondering if Cathy ever just gave in and ordered pizza or made sandwiches....  ;D

LOL! Oh, yes. We do. I do try to avoid takeout, though, just because of the expense.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 16, 2008, 10:55:18 AM
Turnip greens with cornmeal dumplings and red beans.

Continuing the crusade to eat all my veggies before the go bad, and now adding the challenge of emptying out freezer and pantry.  Lots of cornmeal and frozen red beans?  Done.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 16, 2008, 10:57:16 AM
Turnip greens with cornmeal dumplings and red beans.

Continuing the crusade to eat all my veggies before the go bad, and now adding the challenge of emptying out freezer and pantry.  Lots of cornmeal and frozen red beans?  Done.

I told Mr. F that when our vegetables are ready for harvesting, we may have whole meals planned around the veggies only!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on June 16, 2008, 02:26:25 PM

Great! I have been asking around but nobody I know uses the service so I have been a bit concerned. What are they like with availability and quality of fresh food? That is my biggest concern - having everything planned out and then discover key ingredients are missing.
Fairly good. Every now and then, there's the odd item which they have substituted as what I ordered wasn't available, but the substitute item is usually very similar to what I ordered (such as I order a regular product, they don't have it so send the same product from their organic range) so it isn't usually a problem. The food is very fresh, too. I used to order from Tesco, but after them being late almost every week without so much as an apology (one week they were 2 hours late) and sending me meat almost at its sell-by date, I stopped using them. The service just wasn't as good.

Interesting that you should say that - I used Tesco when they first started delivering in my area about 10 years ago. I had several late and incorrect deliveries. I stoped using them when they were unable to give me certain items from my order after 3 attempts (original delivery plus two corrections).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 17, 2008, 07:42:39 AM
Tonight the BF's going to be making chicken tikka masala, and we have some rice in the freezer, so it should be a fairly quick, yummy, meal.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 17, 2008, 10:46:38 AM
Tonight the BF's going to be making chicken tikka masala, and we have some rice in the freezer, so it should be a fairly quick, yummy, meal.

Granted, I don't eat chicken, but Indian sounds so yummy right now.

I'll be making potato & leek soup, crema styled: make the soup in a standard broth, then remove half and puree.  The potatoes really thicken the soup and make it nice and creamy without actually adding a bunch of cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 17, 2008, 10:52:28 AM
Tonight the BF's going to be making chicken tikka masala, and we have some rice in the freezer, so it should be a fairly quick, yummy, meal.

Granted, I don't eat chicken, but Indian sounds so yummy right now.

I'll be making potato & leek soup, crema styled: make the soup in a standard broth, then remove half and puree.  The potatoes really thicken the soup and make it nice and creamy without actually adding a bunch of cream.

lol, after reading about your soup, I'm ready to swap suppers!  Sounds delicious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: snoopygirl on June 17, 2008, 11:00:58 AM
I got myself the ingredients to make Chicken Ceaser salad.  I will have that for dinner. I wanted tomatoes too but couldn't justify the cost of them. I would be the only one eating them and produce is so expensive now. Since hubby doesn't like salad I thought he could make some of the chicken with rice or potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 17, 2008, 11:16:26 AM
Tonight the BF's going to be making chicken tikka masala, and we have some rice in the freezer, so it should be a fairly quick, yummy, meal.

Granted, I don't eat chicken, but Indian sounds so yummy right now.

I'll be making potato & leek soup, crema styled: make the soup in a standard broth, then remove half and puree.  The potatoes really thicken the soup and make it nice and creamy without actually adding a bunch of cream.

lol, after reading about your soup, I'm ready to swap suppers!  Sounds delicious.

Deal!  Can I also have the BF to do the cooking?  You can have him back afterwards, I promise.  :-)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 17, 2008, 11:30:54 AM
Tonight the BF's going to be making chicken tikka masala, and we have some rice in the freezer, so it should be a fairly quick, yummy, meal.

Granted, I don't eat chicken, but Indian sounds so yummy right now.

I'll be making potato & leek soup, crema styled: make the soup in a standard broth, then remove half and puree.  The potatoes really thicken the soup and make it nice and creamy without actually adding a bunch of cream.

lol, after reading about your soup, I'm ready to swap suppers!  Sounds delicious.

Deal!  Can I also have the BF to do the cooking?  You can have him back afterwards, I promise.  :-)

But then who will make my soup ;) ;D

Honestly, I have to brag for a minute - I never in my entire life expected I'd end up with someone who is such a fantastic chef - and so willing to try new flavor/spice combonations - believe me I know just how lucky I am...did I mention he does dishes too >:D lol, so sorry he's not going anywhere ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 17, 2008, 02:22:34 PM
I do not know what to make. I haven't been feeling hungry. Yesterday I fed everyone else sandwiches (which we didn't get around to until after swimming lessons, because I'd gotten a flat tire at the park, and my husband came home only in time to get us to swimming lessons and we had to stop after and put the spare tire on, and anyway...)

Yesterday, I ate two bananas. One for breakfast and one for a snack.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on June 17, 2008, 02:55:53 PM
yesterday we had lettuce wraps again, with green bean miso walnut filling, along with fried sweet potatoes and vegan cheesecake :)

tonight we're having black bean burgers

tomorrow night we're having twice baked potatoes.  not sure what with them.

thursday we're having stuffed cabbage.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hardia on June 17, 2008, 03:23:15 PM
Last night we had BBQed chicken breasts (we just got a BBQ! I forsee a lot of grilling in our future), rice, and my world famous lemon curry vegetable salad. 

Tonight I am making curried mango pork chops.  Not sure what I will make with it, probably potatoes in some form and I'll steam up whatever vegetables I find in the crisper.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on June 17, 2008, 03:58:27 PM
Tonight we'll be trying a crockpot recipe I found for a "coke roast".  You mix a can of Coke, a package of onion soup mix, and chili sauce or BBQ sauce (I'm using BBQ) in the crockpot, drop the roast in and let it cook.  We'll see how it tastes (smelled yummy this morning when I turned it on though!).  I'm going to serve canned corn and mashed potatoes along with it...our last "cold day" meal before I start making all lighter foods for the summer!  Never mind the fact that it's 80 today...

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 17, 2008, 04:16:11 PM
Tonight we are having oven baked crab cakes with a tomato lime sauce (one of the entrees that I had made at Dinner Done - http://dinnerdone.com (http://dinnerdone.com) and kept frozen in the freezer) and a fresh garden salad with parmesan and roasted garlic dressing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 17, 2008, 05:55:43 PM
Yesterday was takeout -- sweet sausage sandwiches.  I have become addicted to these particular sandwiches; think I will start replicating them at home. 

Tonight I am making a mushroom & cauliflower cheese bake, whenever DH is done with something he's working on. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 17, 2008, 06:17:14 PM
I do not know what to make. I haven't been feeling hungry. Yesterday I fed everyone else sandwiches (which we didn't get around to until after swimming lessons, because I'd gotten a flat tire at the park, and my husband came home only in time to get us to swimming lessons and we had to stop after and put the spare tire on, and anyway...)

Yesterday, I ate two bananas. One for breakfast and one for a snack.

You're just posting these things to try to prove to me that you eat sandwiches, aren't you?  >:D

We had homemade macaroni and cheese and oven-baked lemon-pepper chicken. It was pretty good, but my cheese sauce was not very smooth for some reason, and it really bothered me. BF didn't seem to mind, though. Oh, and I had salad, but BF seemed to have overlooked that part....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 18, 2008, 10:38:14 AM
Neither of us were very hungry last night (He took both our lunches to work and ate them and I had a late lunch meeting where I stuffed myself on Panera sandwhich mmmm) so we had.....shrimp cocktail...yup thats it. I just steamed the jumbo shrimp I got at the grocery on the weekend (in the hopes of making something more adventerous with it lol), chilled it on ice in the fridge, made some cocktail sauce and we sat on the couch watching wife swap and eating it :)

Tonight we're having one of his friends and his girlfriend over (who I haven't yet met so I am pretty excited) and I am going to make brie and fresh herb mix (mixed here with herbs from the garden) on baquet slices for munchies while we have a drink and do introductions. Then I'll have a cold soup (a version of gazepacho) with warm bread out of the oven for dipping, steaks with herb roasted mini fingerling potatoes and grilled squash/zuchini mix. Dessert is going to be rasberries/blackberries/strawberries with whipped cream on top.

Hope that makes up for the laziness from last night :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 18, 2008, 10:40:52 AM
I don't know what to cook for dinner tonight. We have beef mince, so I'm considering making spaghetti bolognese. Don't know if I can muster the energy, though. If it's left to DH we'll end up having chilli and baked potatoes, which I don't really feel like. Hmm, we'll see.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on June 18, 2008, 10:56:52 AM
Grilled tuna, baked potatoes and salad tonight.

I think I can handle this weight loss thing, if I can eat like this :-D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 18, 2008, 10:57:48 AM
I watched Bobby Flay's "Throwdown" last night - for Meatballs and had a craving for pasta, so tonight will be whole wheat pasta, regular old red sauce and a salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on June 18, 2008, 11:10:56 AM
Split pea soup for dinner tonight with salad and rolls.  I decided to use some of the ham I've had in the freezer for a while!

Last night we had steaks sauted in olive oil and grated garlic, rice, salad, and a chocolate cake.  We also picked up some crab cake appetizers to have with the salad.  It was DF's Father's Day celebration that DD1 and I planned as a surprise for him - we were rushing around Sunday and Monday and couldn't do it either day.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 18, 2008, 11:22:11 AM
Stir-fried broccoli w/ carrots, onions & egg in a peanut sauce over buckwheat noodles. 

The veggies & eggs are from my farm, the sauce and noodles are from the I need to empty out the pantry and use up bottled sauces.  You will see me eat a lot of pasta over the next few weeks.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 19, 2008, 02:57:50 PM
Thursday night=leftovers or if my experiment keeps going slowly, chocolate from my desk stash.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Visiting Crazy Town on June 19, 2008, 03:07:24 PM
Tonight  an having baked pork chops, homemade garlic mashed potatoes, green beadn and sugar cookies

Shay
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 19, 2008, 03:24:20 PM
Last night we had a late mini-dinner of homemade mac & cheese. SO liked it, but I was not a fan.

To make up for my recent laziness, tonight is meatloaf, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and sautéed spinach, with a homemade yellow cake frosted with chocolate buttercream icing for dessert. Lots of comfort foods — not my favorite, but SO's. My first homemade cake! I don't really bake much. Um, ever.

I made an elaborate lunch, too — fresh pappardelle with fava beans, mascarpone, and prosciutto. It was quite tasty, but fava beans are hard work. I think from here on out I'll save them for when I have someone to impress besides myself :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Visiting Crazy Town on June 19, 2008, 03:27:32 PM
what is pappardelle
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 19, 2008, 03:40:59 PM
what is pappardelle

It's a kind of pasta... but looking on wikipedia I see that pappardelle are not what I had after all. I guess I don't know what they were. The recipe called for tagliatelle, but I got the only fresh noodles they had at Whole Foods.

ETA: I just checked the box and it does say pappardelle. I knew I wasn't crazy! But they look more like tagliatelle than they look like the picture on wikipedia.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 19, 2008, 08:24:08 PM
We had roast potatoes and grilled salmon.

Gotta get those omega 3s in!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 19, 2008, 11:16:09 PM
We had chicken quesadillas.  I made a ton of them -- froze some and have others planned for tomorrow.  I fill them with cheddar, broccoli, onion and jalepeno, then cut them into quarters after up on the stove.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 20, 2008, 12:00:35 PM
Green beans and pasta with garlic and a side of sesame cucumbers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Emmy on June 20, 2008, 12:08:00 PM
Tonight I am going to experiment with making Greek turkey burgers.  I have basil, red pepper, and feta cheese to add to the ground turkey meat.  I hope they come out well.  For a side, we'll have mixed greens.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 20, 2008, 12:10:51 PM
Lasagne and baked potatoes for us tonight. I haven't had lasagne for a while.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 20, 2008, 04:21:11 PM
Tonight is a soft taco bar . . we line up ingredients on the counter such as refried beans with green chiles, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, sour cream, guacamole, seasoned beef, and shredded cheese.  Then it's grab a warm tortilla, go down the line, and make your own tacos!

DH LOVES taco nights.  I've tolerated it once we switched from hard tacos to soft tortillas.  Less messy and easier on the mouth.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on June 20, 2008, 05:11:00 PM
PICNIC!!!  We're going to the grocery to pick up a rotissierie chicken and sides and afterwards heading to the local rose garden for a picnic.  Then DD can play on the playground and maybe we can play soccer or something.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 20, 2008, 09:18:25 PM
I worked this afternoon, and the kids had swimming lessons until 7:00 (onsite where I work). Mr. F met us there, and we all went home together, all very hungry! I made big plate-sized pancakes and some eggs.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 20, 2008, 09:46:07 PM
I worked this afternoon, and the kids had swimming lessons until 7:00 (onsite where I work). Mr. F met us there, and we all went home together, all very hungry! I made big plate-sized pancakes and some eggs.


Ooooh I LOVE breakfast dinner!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 20, 2008, 09:51:19 PM
Ooooh I LOVE breakfast dinner!!

I do too - and it's so fast to put together.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 21, 2008, 02:13:48 AM
I love 'Full English Breakfast' for dinner. Sausages, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, black pudding (for DH- bleurgh, I can't stand the stuff) and toast. It's one of those meals I cook when I've got not a lot else in the fridge, as I can pick all the stuff up for it locally so I don't have to run to the supermarket.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: snoopygirl on June 21, 2008, 05:26:38 AM
I am going to do takeaway while watching Dr Who tonight. I have a craving for cheesy chips. I know they are so bad for you but they taste very good. I will get that with some kind of sandwich. I was planing on eating a small healthy lunch to make up for all that badness though.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 21, 2008, 05:33:30 AM
I am going to do takeaway while watching Dr Who tonight. I have a craving for cheesy chips. I know they are so bad for you but they taste very good. I will get that with some kind of sandwich. I was planing on eating a small healthy lunch to make up for all that badness though.
Yum, cheesy chips! I got cheesy chips and ate them walking home from the cinema last week. They used to strictly be a post-drunken-night-out food (food guilt doesn't exist when you're drunk), but since it's been a long time since I had a drunken night out, and I'm unlikely to have any in the forseeable future, I thought I'd treat myself.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 21, 2008, 11:38:56 AM

Yum, cheesy chips! I got cheesy chips and ate them walking home from the cinema last week. They used to strictly be a post-drunken-night-out food (food guilt doesn't exist when you're drunk), but since it's been a long time since I had a drunken night out, and I'm unlikely to have any in the forseeable future, I thought I'd treat myself.  :D

Years ago, when my friend and I used to go out every other weekend to see bands play, our post-bar treat was always a bacon cheeseburger. *sigh* In those days, we could eat that and suffer no ill effects at all. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 21, 2008, 11:55:16 AM
We're having some friends (just another couple) over for dinner, a movie and a Wii Mario Party Star Battle Royale ;0

We're having grilled bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp cocktail, brie on fresh baquette with shaved sarrano ham, smokes salmon with a chive butter sauce on baquett, and fresh garden tomatoes with fresh mozzerella drizzled with Olive Oil in fresh baquette as our snacks while we watch a pre-dinner 'move' (really an 2 episodes of a show we all like). Dinner will be gazpacho, roasted mini fingerling potatoes (the one bite size, soo cute), grilled vegetables and steaks. Dessert is fresh berries with homemade whipped cream. Party snacks after will be any remaining apps, mixed nuts, homemade chex mix, sliced veggies with hummus and dip, and any remaining berries.

Our friends are bringing margarita mix and a bottle of tequila  >:D

I am going to the grocery store to get the fresh stuff in an hour or so. Don't worry we will keep it inside so as not to disturb the DQ  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: basphillips on June 21, 2008, 12:37:03 PM
I'm actually going to cook tonight. I'm making a chicken and broccoli casserole with lots of broccoli.  I'll probably fix a salad,too. Pippa made cupcakes this  morning so we even have dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: WildChild@Heart on June 21, 2008, 12:48:14 PM
Tonight I'm gonna grill prime rib, ribs (they are so delicious and we're going to have sauce up to our wrists  ;D) a baby greens salad with blk olives, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, pepperoncinis, grated asiago cheese tossed with Caesar dressing and hot sourdough bread. I also made a lemon cheesecake with gingersnap crust.

My Susie homemaker self was showing today.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 22, 2008, 05:09:21 PM
I've got chicken breasts marinating in olive oil, lemon juice and oregano.  Going to bake them with lemon slices and chopped onion to serve with green beans. 

Also, I made a peach pie yesterday, so we'll have slices of that.  I love peach pie!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 22, 2008, 05:13:36 PM
I'm making a "Mexican" style hotdish. I browned some hamburger with onions, added tomatoes, salsa, and corn, and am cooking some rice to mix with it. I'll top the whole thing with shredded cheese.

For dessert I made a vanilla cake, which I will serve with sliced strawberries.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 22, 2008, 05:18:08 PM
We had steak, egg and chips for dinner. So bad but sooo tasty.  >:D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 22, 2008, 05:27:01 PM
Shrimp cocktail (I "accidently" bought more than we'd need for yesterday!), fresh wheat bread with french butter, and tons of veggies with hummus.

mmmm leftovers :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AmethystAnne on June 22, 2008, 05:34:22 PM
I'll be making taco salad shredded lettuce, spicey cooked ground beef, salsa, and grated sharp cheddar cheese).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 23, 2008, 11:25:25 AM
I'm making a "Mexican" style hotdish. I browned some hamburger with onions, added tomatoes, salsa, and corn, and am cooking some rice to mix with it. I'll top the whole thing with shredded cheese.

For dessert I made a vanilla cake, which I will serve with sliced strawberries.

So is hot dish a casserole or something different?  Inquiring minds want to know.  :D

Tonight is zucchini sauteed in olive oil with lots of garlic, fresh basil and facon (yup, fake bacon!) over whole wheat pasta, with a sprinkle of parmesan.  Dessert is pineapple bread, with fresh butter from a local farm.

And yes, I imagine it would taste better with real bacon, but as a vegetarian, I've long ago given up on meat substitutes approximating the real thing.  I just accept them as their own soy protein vehicle for salt and fat.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 23, 2008, 12:06:00 PM
Tonight I'm going to make honey glazed chicken, sweet potatoes (possibly fries) and creamed spinach. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 23, 2008, 12:34:51 PM
Soft tacos. I prefer the crunchy ones, but DH likes the soft, so we alternate each time we have them  :D .
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 23, 2008, 01:41:26 PM
Tonight I'm going to make honey glazed chicken, sweet potatoes (possibly fries) and creamed spinach. 

Oh I missed my invite in the mail  >:D


thats sounds delicious, all my favorite comfort foods in one meal!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: PinkShoes on June 23, 2008, 01:44:54 PM
Moose steak with twice baked potatoes and peaches and cream corn.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 23, 2008, 01:48:17 PM
Moose steak with twice baked potatoes and peaches and cream corn.


OK this is going to sound stupid..... real mooses?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 23, 2008, 02:53:22 PM

So is hot dish a casserole or something different?  Inquiring minds want to know.  :D


Hotdish is Minnesota-speak for "casserole". And it's all one word. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on June 23, 2008, 02:56:41 PM
Df is gone for the night, so I'm cheating with a "Smart-One's" Meal!  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: basphillips on June 23, 2008, 08:00:50 PM
 I think I'm having a Philly Chicken Salad from Lenny's. My DH just left to go get it. He will probably get huge sandwich with everything on it.

 Tomorrow night I'm baking pork chops.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cocacola35 on June 23, 2008, 08:23:21 PM
I think I'm going to try Butter Chicken tomorrow night.  It's an Indian dish with cream and a lot of exotic spices in it.   
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: readingchick on June 23, 2008, 08:42:56 PM
Minestrone soup here.....yum  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 23, 2008, 08:46:38 PM
Mr. F is on a business trip, and it's been a busy day. The kids are having sandwiches and chocolate milk. I'm having chicken soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: beingkj on June 24, 2008, 02:05:56 AM
The remains of the potato, leek & bacon soup from Sunday night, and perhaps a tuna pasta bake if I can be bothered buying the ingredients (a tin of tuna, two tins of tomato, a packet of pasta and some grated cheese).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: redwineonsundays on June 24, 2008, 03:02:48 AM
I'll be out doing some exercise so it will be a surprise for me, hmmm wonder what darling SO has up his sleeve??
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 24, 2008, 03:33:49 AM
I think I'm going to try Butter Chicken tomorrow night.  It's an Indian dish with cream and a lot of exotic spices in it.   
Yum, I LOVE butter chicken. Well, actually, I love indian food in any way, shape or form. But particularly butter chicken.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 24, 2008, 10:32:00 AM

So is hot dish a casserole or something different?  Inquiring minds want to know.  :D


Hotdish is Minnesota-speak for "casserole". And it's all one word. :)

Thanks for clearing that up.

Tonight will probably be Chinese garlic green beans with noodles.  Then for game night we're having homemade salsa and mojitos made with lots of fresh mint: the only thing I can grow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 24, 2008, 10:42:41 AM
I have lamb leg steaks for dinner tonight. I don't know what to do with them, though. Suggestions?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on June 24, 2008, 10:52:04 AM
We're ordering pizza for dinner tonight.  DH cracks up whenever he sees something like this on my menu for the week; he says it's hysterical that I somehow "know" that I won't feel like making anything a week ahead of time.  I have a reason this week though...we leave on vacation for CO on Thursday, and I don't want to cram any more leftovers into our fridge. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on June 24, 2008, 01:32:21 PM

Great! I have been asking around but nobody I know uses the service so I have been a bit concerned. What are they like with availability and quality of fresh food? That is my biggest concern - having everything planned out and then discover key ingredients are missing.
Fairly good. Every now and then, there's the odd item which they have substituted as what I ordered wasn't available, but the substitute item is usually very similar to what I ordered (such as I order a regular product, they don't have it so send the same product from their organic range) so it isn't usually a problem. The food is very fresh, too. I used to order from Tesco, but after them being late almost every week without so much as an apology (one week they were 2 hours late) and sending me meat almost at its sell-by date, I stopped using them. The service just wasn't as good.

My groceries have just arrived so we will be having trout for dinner tonight.

I'm so impressed with Sainsbury's - they have just delivered my groceries and only one item was unavailable. Added to which, I messed up and gave them an incorrect postcode so their SatNav didn't work. They tried to call for directions but I ignored the phone as I didn't recognise the number. When it wasn't delivered in the time slot, I called and spoke to a very nice customer service representative who gave the option of holding or calling back. I really like the fact that I had the option! They explained the situation and it was all corrected. Because the van had left the area and all other delivery slots had been taken, I was told that the duty manager would deliver to me when he left work (on his own time). I was also offered a £10 voucher for the delay in delivery as their system should have picked up on my mistake in the address.

Sainsbury's have been unfailing polite (and frankly I think they went beyond what was necessary with the voucher and manager delivery) given that it was my fault.

It is such a huge improvement on my last experience of online grocery shopping that I will recommend them to everyone. And I am also going to e-mail the company to commend them on such excellent customer service.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: PinkShoes on June 24, 2008, 01:34:51 PM
Moose steak with twice baked potatoes and peaches and cream corn.


OK this is going to sound stupid..... real mooses?

Yes real moose.  It is very good!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 24, 2008, 03:15:57 PM
Yay, AbbyT! I'm glad you received the same high standards of customer service that I did!  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on June 24, 2008, 06:56:15 PM
Pork, rice, salad and sangria (I got a couple bottles at an international market nearby).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BatCity on June 24, 2008, 07:40:45 PM
Green spaghetti.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 24, 2008, 07:50:43 PM
Yech, you're about to witness a working mom's meal . . .

I was alone tonight with the kids (DH had to work late) . . . so my quickie dinner in between play and bathtime/bedtime was Safeway brand frozen beef ravioli with some canned Hunt's Italian Sausage tomato sauce (didn't want to waste our precious homemade sauce!), all microwaved.

Was surprisingly good, actually.

Or are my standards dropping?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 25, 2008, 09:10:10 AM
Green spaghetti.

You wanna explain that??


ETA: Oh! Maybe with pesto sauce, so it looks green?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 25, 2008, 09:12:17 AM
Moose steak with twice baked potatoes and peaches and cream corn.


OK this is going to sound stupid..... real mooses?

Yes real moose.  It is very good!


I am intriqued....is it similar to deer in taste/texture?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 25, 2008, 09:12:47 AM
Spaghetti bolognese for us tonight. I was going to make scouse (like a thick, beef stew) but I'm craving something tomatoey. So spag bol it is.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 25, 2008, 09:16:00 AM
Yech, you're about to witness a working mom's meal . . .

I was alone tonight with the kids (DH had to work late) . . . so my quickie dinner in between play and bathtime/bedtime was Safeway brand frozen beef ravioli with some canned Hunt's Italian Sausage tomato sauce (didn't want to waste our precious homemade sauce!), all microwaved.

Was surprisingly good, actually.

Or are my standards dropping?

Hey you mixed 2 different things together..... a culinary creation :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 25, 2008, 09:16:58 AM
Its veggie night so we're having couscus with mixed veggies and beans. Yummy. I am so cheap that we buy dried beans, so they are soaking in the crock pot and will hopefully be ready to roll when we get home :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 25, 2008, 09:18:20 AM
Its veggie night so we're having couscus with mixed veggies and beans. Yummy. I am so cheap that we buy dried beans, so they are soaking in the crock pot and will hopefully be ready to roll when we get home :)

When you soak them in the crock pot, is it on?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 25, 2008, 09:30:37 AM
Its veggie night so we're having couscus with mixed veggies and beans. Yummy. I am so cheap that we buy dried beans, so they are soaking in the crock pot and will hopefully be ready to roll when we get home :)

When you soak them in the crock pot, is it on?

No we just use it as a convenient holder  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 25, 2008, 10:34:16 AM
Its veggie night so we're having couscus with mixed veggies and beans. Yummy. I am so cheap that we buy dried beans, so they are soaking in the crock pot and will hopefully be ready to roll when we get home :)

Love the use of the crockpot.  I usually leave mine on low, otherwise the beans never seem cooked enough.

Tonight is corn, yellow wax beans, cucumber salad, and if my tomatoes are ripe enough, sliced tomatoes with salt & pepper.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: PinkShoes on June 25, 2008, 11:36:17 AM
Moose steak with twice baked potatoes and peaches and cream corn.


OK this is going to sound stupid..... real mooses?

Yes real moose.  It is very good!


I am intriqued....is it similar to deer in taste/texture?

It is very similar in texture, but the 'game' taste is definitely stronger.  Although I can say if you like venison then you will almost 100% for sure, like moose meat.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 25, 2008, 11:52:48 AM
Moose steak with twice baked potatoes and peaches and cream corn.


OK this is going to sound stupid..... real mooses?

Yes real moose.  It is very good!


I am intriqued....is it similar to deer in taste/texture?

It is very similar in texture, but the 'game' taste is definitely stronger.  Although I can say if you like venison then you will almost 100% for sure, like moose meat.


Thanks :) I'll have to keep an eye out when its in easy.

I enjoy eating and trying a variety of animals ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on June 25, 2008, 12:51:12 PM
I wanna try moose!  Rabbit too - I just have no clue as to where to buy either of them!

Tonight is rice, fried chicken, pico de gallo, and as always salad with Italian dressing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 25, 2008, 01:00:59 PM
Shrimp and veggie kababs on the grill...maybe some brown rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: PinkShoes on June 25, 2008, 01:36:19 PM
I wanna try moose!  Rabbit too - I just have no clue as to where to buy either of them!

If you like game meat then may I also suggest Caribou?  VERY strong game flavour for the uninitiated but great taste!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 25, 2008, 04:12:40 PM
I have a pork roast in the crock pot. I'm going to serve it with brown rice and some kind of vegetable.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Bibliophile on June 25, 2008, 04:16:26 PM
DH is going to work late so I'll make my favorite soup for me: orzo with chicken broth & shredded parmesan - yum!

I asked him if he wanted me to grill his chicken breasts for him (he likes taking them for lunches).  He responded with "Will they be dry?"  I told him he can cook his own chicken...   ::)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 25, 2008, 04:46:05 PM
DH is going to work late so I'll make my favorite soup for me: orzo with chicken broth & shredded parmesan - yum!

I asked him if he wanted me to grill his chicken breasts for him (he likes taking them for lunches).  He responded with "Will they be dry?"  I told him he can cook his own chicken...   ::)

Excellent response.  :-)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Mayor Maynot on June 25, 2008, 04:59:50 PM
Chicken Cordon Bleu and Yellow Rice. 

With plenty for tomorrow's lunch!!!


bang the heck out of the chicken breasts and roll a piece of ham and a piece of swiss cheese and secure with toothpick.  dunk the whole thing into an egg wash and coat with salt and pepper spiked flour and bake at 350 for 30 minutes..... YUMMERS!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 25, 2008, 05:08:08 PM
Monday night we snacked on sourdough bread, brie and blueberries for dinner :)  Old favorite dinner for eating while playing a board game, though usually not with blueberries.

Last night, Tuesday night, I made pecan-crusted chicken breasts with a side of honey-glazed carrots.

Tonight DH is making red Thai curry dinner with shrimp and pineapple.  

For Thursday, I don't know ...  I'll probably make a different chicken, like pesto chicken.  

Friday will be pizza, either made or ordered.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 25, 2008, 05:10:10 PM
Oh, silverstreak, I love chicken cordon bleu.  Haven't made it since Easter, though.  This Easter I made it our new Easter tradition (I started eating/cooking chicken regularly right around Easter time). 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on June 25, 2008, 05:11:41 PM
Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans for us tonight. I'm not completely sure because DD is cooking, but there might be dessert as well.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 25, 2008, 08:53:36 PM
Yech, you're about to witness a working mom's meal . . .

I was alone tonight with the kids (DH had to work late) . . . so my quickie dinner in between play and bathtime/bedtime was Safeway brand frozen beef ravioli with some canned Hunt's Italian Sausage tomato sauce (didn't want to waste our precious homemade sauce!), all microwaved.

Was surprisingly good, actually.

Or are my standards dropping?

Hey you mixed 2 different things together..... a culinary creation :)

Thanks, Marina!  I think I'm going to make it a point to keep a bag of the frozen pasta in the freezer and a can of the sauce in the pantry.  That was definitely the best darn "throw together and mike in five" dish I've ever tasted. 

DH, btw, felt bad about last night, so he came home early today (before me, very very unusual) and had dinner waiting.  What was it?  Pasta.

I still enjoyed it, heck I didn't have to prep it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on June 25, 2008, 11:09:41 PM
monday we had cabbage stuffed with rice, lentils, and onions.  not as tasty as i'd hoped.  will cook them in marinara next time :)

last night we had meatball tortellini soup (soy meatballs, before you go calling me out for being veggie and eating meatballs)

tonight is our anniversary and we went out for ethiopian :-D

don't know what's on tomorrow or friday.  i'm in professional development trainings all week and DH isn't working, so he's cooking all week :-D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 26, 2008, 02:26:25 AM
monday we had cabbage stuffed with rice, lentils, and onions.  not as tasty as i'd hoped.  will cook them in marinara next time :)

O/T: I misread this as Marijuana  :o  ;D . Had to go back and read it again. What an interesting cooking ingredient...  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Murphy on June 26, 2008, 04:12:11 AM
Its veggie night so we're having couscus with mixed veggies and beans. Yummy. I am so cheap that we buy dried beans, so they are soaking in the crock pot and will hopefully be ready to roll when we get home :)

Sounds delicious. This is really close to one of my favourite veggie meals:  mixed veggies roasted with a light dash of olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs and served with plain couscous and hommous (sp). 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Flannery on June 26, 2008, 07:32:04 AM
A debilitating headache sidetracked our dinner plans last night :'( so we wound up ordering pizza. Tonight we'll be eating what we were meant to eat last night: Chicken saltimbocca, risotto with basil and parmesan, and peas. And probably break-and-beak cookies for dessert :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on June 26, 2008, 08:10:50 AM
Pizza and beer/wine while we pack for our honeymoon  ;D  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 26, 2008, 09:53:25 AM
Pizza and beer/wine while we pack for our honeymoon  ;D  :P

Aww, that sounds wonderful!

Tonight's my BIL's b-day, so whatever my sis fixes plus some kind of protein source afterwards, probably yogurt or a glass of milk. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 26, 2008, 10:13:34 AM
Again, I'm at a loss.

I have to work this afternoon at 4:00, and Mr. F will probably be going to the paint store with his friend and getting started on painting friend's music studio. I'm making dinner rolls this morning as my contribution to a pot luck lunch at a church function tomorrow, so I guess I can make a few extra and use them as sandwich rolls for leftover pork roast from last night. We'll pretty much have to eat on the fly.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on June 26, 2008, 11:13:20 AM
MrAbby and I are going to a corporate entertainment thing and because of the set up, I am not sure if they will feed us or not. I will have a hefty snack that can see me through the whole event just in case. It wouldn't do to drink on an empty stomoch and get tipsy in front of his clients!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on June 26, 2008, 12:34:22 PM
Leftovers - chicken, rice, and salad.  Sadly, we polished off all the pico de gallo last night so there's none left.   :'(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 26, 2008, 01:52:40 PM
Yech, you're about to witness a working mom's meal . . .

I was alone tonight with the kids (DH had to work late) . . . so my quickie dinner in between play and bathtime/bedtime was Safeway brand frozen beef ravioli with some canned Hunt's Italian Sausage tomato sauce (didn't want to waste our precious homemade sauce!), all microwaved.

Was surprisingly good, actually.

Or are my standards dropping?

Hey you mixed 2 different things together..... a culinary creation :)

Thanks, Marina!  I think I'm going to make it a point to keep a bag of the frozen pasta in the freezer and a can of the sauce in the pantry.  That was definitely the best darn "throw together and mike in five" dish I've ever tasted. 

DH, btw, felt bad about last night, so he came home early today (before me, very very unusual) and had dinner waiting.  What was it?  Pasta.

I still enjoyed it, heck I didn't have to prep it!


Well his heart was in the right place right?  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 26, 2008, 02:06:43 PM
Dinner tonight is going to be a chicken, rice and broccoli casserole with plenty for my and DH's lunch tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Visiting Crazy Town on June 26, 2008, 03:56:57 PM
Tonight its going to be smothered pork chops rice and green beans and maybe frozen dinner rolls

Shay
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 26, 2008, 04:39:18 PM
Grilled pork tenderloin, loaded mashed potatoes, stir fried snow peas & mushrooms, and sweet tea.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on June 26, 2008, 06:55:32 PM
monday we had cabbage stuffed with rice, lentils, and onions.  not as tasty as i'd hoped.  will cook them in marinara next time :)

O/T: I misread this as Marijuana  :o  ;D . Had to go back and read it again. What an interesting cooking ingredient...  ;D

Well, that would make them tastier, too, I imagine!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on June 27, 2008, 08:54:55 AM
monday we had cabbage stuffed with rice, lentils, and onions.  not as tasty as i'd hoped.  will cook them in marinara next time :)

O/T: I misread this as Marijuana  :o  ;D . Had to go back and read it again. What an interesting cooking ingredient...  ;D

Well, that would make them tastier, too, I imagine!

Only for dessert...and that would be brownies.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 27, 2008, 11:26:06 AM
Roasted corn & pepper soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on June 27, 2008, 11:30:01 AM
I'm considering fish for dinner tonight. Nothing special, just baked cod, probably with mashed potatoes. And ice cream for dessert- eaten on the sofa, from the tub, while watching the Big Brother eviction.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on June 27, 2008, 12:16:23 PM
salads (tuna, egg, chopped tomato/cucumber, potato salad in olive oil/lemon dressing)
macaroni
Fresh tomato sauce (SPICY!! >:D
eggplant in tomato sauce
cooked beet greens with lemon
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 27, 2008, 03:51:58 PM
I do not know what we are having for supper. Mr. F insists that he will be making supper, but we have the kids' swimming lessons from 6-7pm, so I don't know when he thinks he's going to do that, or what he will fix.

I was going to make birthday cake this afternoon, but my friend told me she WILL NOT allow me to make my own birthday cake. I said that I always do, and have for 10-plus years, and we went around and around about it. Finally I said, "How much time will I be wasting if I continue to argue with you about this?" She said, "I can't imagine why you're even bothering. You know you won't win."

So she's making me a birthday cake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 27, 2008, 04:24:22 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATHY!

We're grilling hamburger....don't know what we'll have as a side.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on June 27, 2008, 04:53:56 PM
Tostadas for us.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on June 27, 2008, 10:33:59 PM
Mmmm . . . visiting Savannah this weekend and just ate at Pearl's Saltwater Grille . . . hubby and I had some parmesan roasted oysters with pancetta, she-crab soup, crab stuffed flounder, and fried oysters that just melted in my mouth . . . goodness we miss the fresh seafood here!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 28, 2008, 10:53:02 AM
Mmmm . . . visiting Savannah this weekend and just ate at Pearl's Saltwater Grille . . . hubby and I had some parmesan roasted oysters with pancetta, she-crab soup, crab stuffed flounder, and fried oysters that just melted in my mouth . . . goodness we miss the fresh seafood here!!

Oh my.....you just made me sooooo hungry!!!

I know exactly where we'll be gong to dinner tonight!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on June 28, 2008, 11:36:26 AM
Happy Birthday, CathyF!  DH was horrified that I was going to make a pie for my last birthday.  Truthfully I had been meaning to make a new-to-me pie around that time and my actual birthday seemed as good a reason as any.  Also I love to bake.  I insisted that it didn't have to be "sad" or whatever.  He insisted on making me a pie, like a sweetheart, though just between us it wasn't that good.  He is a good cook and makes great dinners, but I am the pie person of the family.

Anyway, I am making linguine with white wine clam sauce tonight.  I am low on wine and parsley but I can eek out enough for just us to have dinner.  If it sounds like I make the same things over and over for dinner, it's probably because I do.  I need to mix it up a little sometime soon.  I also need to add some new chicken dishes instead of the same nut-crusted or lemon chickens every week. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 28, 2008, 12:47:58 PM
Buffy, I could easily eat nut-crusted chicken a couple of times a week and never get sick of it!

Tonight we are having chili and fresh rolls. These rolls I've been making are a real hit - I brought them to a potluck yesterday for lunch, and now I've got church members and friends clamoring for them in addition to my own family! I wish I'd "discovered" the recipe sooner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on June 28, 2008, 01:50:31 PM
We're having lasagna tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on June 28, 2008, 11:37:47 PM
I had nothing for dinner tonight (I had a late nap, ended up eating the last of the Ritz crackers - but I'm not considering that a meal!), but tomorrow we're having carnitas (Mexican-style shredded pork) from a local Mexican restaurant, with corn tortillas from Trader Joe's (because they're handmade - and GOOD!), shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and Trader Joe's Pico de Gallo salsa (also very yummy).

I actually haven't eaten a meal today, because I just didn't feel very good. :(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: keelhaulrose on June 29, 2008, 12:29:02 AM
We had burgandy beef, with homemade fried rice. Because nothing says "this is what we have in the house" quite like going- "yay, we have rice, soy sauce, eggs, and green onions, we have a side dish, people!" Goodness I need to go to the store.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: afbluebelle on June 29, 2008, 02:22:00 AM
Taco bell, cheezits, and beer.

I had a bachelor food night tonight (Dh's night to cook :P)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Emmy on June 29, 2008, 12:51:41 PM
Mmmm . . . visiting Savannah this weekend and just ate at Pearl's Saltwater Grille . . . hubby and I had some parmesan roasted oysters with pancetta, she-crab soup, crab stuffed flounder, and fried oysters that just melted in my mouth . . . goodness we miss the fresh seafood here!!

That sounds wonderful.  I love fresh seafood as well.

I gave DH some coupons for favors from me and one of them was a romantic dinner.  I decided to make warm goat cheese salad and crab and corn chowder.  I never made either before so I hope it turns out well.  DH doesn't know what I'm making so hopes he likes the surprise.  My mom gave us some fresh raspberries that my parent's grew so we'll have them for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Veronica on June 29, 2008, 01:30:58 PM
DH is flying home tonight.  Just got a text message, apparently he is craving hot dogs.   ::) :P :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on June 29, 2008, 01:35:15 PM
DH is flying home tonight.  Just got a text message, apparently he is craving hot dogs.   ::) :P :)

Oh man, now *I'm* craving hot dogs...lol, thanks ;)

Friday night BF made these ridiculously good hamburgers - the meat was an equal mixture of lamb/beef/turkey, with minced onions and peppers, plus all sorts of spices (I know curry for sure, but not what else)

It was quite honestly the best hamburger I've ever had in my life - once we added sauteed onions and BBQ sauce....YUM.

Tonight I'm making baked chicken (with breadcrumbs) and sweet potato french fries, also baked.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hobish on June 29, 2008, 01:43:37 PM

What i want it to be: A crunch wrap from Taco Bell (too much tv watching! dang commercials!)

What it is going to be: Soup and strawberry banana smoothies and maybe a grilled cheese sandwich.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on June 29, 2008, 08:05:54 PM
We went to Old Chicago because I had a coupon for a free pizza in my birthday month. Mr. F and I shared the pizza. Julian had a burger and fries, and Jane ordered a garden salad topped with grilled chicken.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: WildChild@Heart on June 29, 2008, 08:22:33 PM
Homemade pizza.......sausage, black olives and onions on one side and artichoke hearts, spinach, tomato, black olive and minced garlic on the other. Ice cold beer for hubby and Dr Pepper for me  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on June 30, 2008, 07:51:25 AM
Last night we had miso soup and spicy cellophane noodles with minced chicken.

Yum :)

Tonight we're having shrimp skewers with grilled veggies and brown rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 30, 2008, 09:56:05 AM
The tomatoes are ripe!

Which translates to a tomato sandwich:  whole wheat sourdough bread, mayonnaise and slices of tomatoes.  Add a glass of cold milk, and I'm in heaven.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hobish on June 30, 2008, 09:58:03 AM
The tomatoes are ripe!

Which translates to a tomato sandwich:  whole wheat sourdough bread, mayonnaise and slices of tomatoes.  Add a glass of cold milk, and I'm in heaven.

Congratulations! We're waiting for our tomoatos to ripen over here. Gish and i are both very impatient to get our first taste of our very own tomatos. Mmmmmm.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on June 30, 2008, 10:04:10 AM
The tomatoes are ripe!

Which translates to a tomato sandwich:  whole wheat sourdough bread, mayonnaise and slices of tomatoes.  Add a glass of cold milk, and I'm in heaven.

Congratulations! We're waiting for our tomoatos to ripen over here. Gish and i are both very impatient to get our first taste of our very own tomatos. Mmmmmm.



I'll keep my fingers crossed that it happens very soon for you!  It took until 4 years ago for me to realize what a good tomato was.  Since then, I only buy local ripe ones.  I may only get them for a month or two each year, but boy howdy, is it worth it.  Now I've become that person who will just eat a sliced tomato, with olive oil, salt & pepper for dinner.  Mmm, maybe tomorrow night.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on July 01, 2008, 01:41:10 AM
Tonight was chicken teriyaki with mixed vegetables.  Tomorrow will be baked chicken with veggies and baked potatoes.  I'm on a chicken kick.


ETA: tomorrow's dinner is going to be nice and quick, since DD and I are going to be making sea salt ice cream ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on July 01, 2008, 04:40:53 AM
ETA: tomorrow's dinner is going to be nice and quick, since DD and I are going to be making sea salt ice cream ;)

So, what time should I be there? ;) I'm only an hour's drive away.

I think we're having chicken cacciatore w/rice or spaghetti.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: redwineonsundays on July 01, 2008, 05:12:07 AM
Was short on groceries so I stopped in at the shop after work... I couldn't decide so I bought enough for

Tuna Mornay
Chicken Kiev
Quiche

Arghhhhh what to have.

I'll let the other half decide when he gets home

 ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 01, 2008, 08:21:16 AM
After about a week of not cooking, I can participate again!

Vegetable lasagna

If I make it to the store, salad and garlic bread with it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 01, 2008, 08:57:30 AM
Was short on groceries so I stopped in at the shop after work... I couldn't decide so I bought enough for

Tuna Mornay
Chicken Kiev
Quiche

Arghhhhh what to have.

I'll let the other half decide when he gets home

 ;D

Look on the bright side: at least you won't have to buy groceries for another few days!

I'm having homemade red bean burgers w/ boiled corn and sliced tomatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on July 01, 2008, 11:49:57 AM
Tofu sandwiches last night, pan-fried with Indian curry paste and bell pepper.

Tonight, I don't know.  I think a pasta thing. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 01, 2008, 12:02:49 PM
The BF made one of my favorite meals last night....shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce with polenta. droooooool.  It's so good I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!

Tonight we're having grilled chicken on top of a salad, probably toss in some crasins and goat cheese, and maybe I'll make some garlic bread too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on July 01, 2008, 03:47:06 PM
Gonna try a new recipe that I spotted on the back of a pasta bag - Chicken & Broccoli Noodles Dijon.  Seems like it will be simple but tasty comfort food, which I sure could use right now.  (Nothing bad, just a rough couple of days at work - all is well now.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on July 01, 2008, 03:53:57 PM
Tonight - a Mexican restaurant we've been wanting to eat dinner at (they have yummy appetizers) in celebration of my new job.

Yum...ceviche and sangria....*drools*
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 01, 2008, 04:57:22 PM
Last night I made chili and rolls. This afternoon, Jane and I ate leftover chili and melted shredded cheddar on top of tortilla chips in lieu of lunch.

Mr. F is once again doing home renovations at his friend's house (I will be so glad when this project is done and they can get back to doing band work, for which Mr. F actually gets paid!), so supper will be quick tonight. I took some leftover pork roast and ground it up and mixed it with leftover gravy to make a spreadable sandwich filling. My husband really likes that sort of thing, so he'll be happy with the pork sandwiches. I took some cranberries out of the freezer with the intention of making cranberry bread. It's already 4:00 and I'm just about to do a work out, but I may still make that bread when I'm done. We can have it as a late snack when he gets home (probably around 10:00 or 11:00pm).

I also used a portion of some birthday money my grandmother-in-law sent me: I bought a bottle of Cabernet. I told myself I can't relax with a glass until I've done my work out, so here I go.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CyberKat on July 01, 2008, 05:31:53 PM
Tonight we had a variant of a Swedish comfort food, it was pasta and fried slices of hotdog in tomato sauce. The original recipe calls for potatoes instead of pasta, but we didn't have any and it worked out fine. It's extremely cheap and only takes about as long as it takes to boil the pasta, then mix it all together. It's a great "oh no we have nothing edible in the house" recipe, since we usually have a can of pureed tomatoes and some pasta.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 02, 2008, 09:45:33 AM
Tonight - a Mexican restaurant we've been wanting to eat dinner at (they have yummy appetizers) in celebration of my new job.

Yum...ceviche and sangria....*drools*

Sooo jealous. 

Tonight my friend and I are having an empty out the pantry party (we're both moving next month).  I'm fixing truffled risotto, and a tomato & goat cheese salad.  I think she's bringing bruschetta and a flourless chocolate cake.  Add a bottle of local white wine and it should be a fabulous girl's night.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on July 02, 2008, 04:43:17 PM
Fresh-squeezed lemonade, grilled chicken, garlic mushrooms and strawberry shortcake (er, a pound cake receipe baked in my muffin pan).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on July 02, 2008, 04:47:02 PM
Tonight is just basic spaghetti with meat sauce.  I'm going to check and see if I have any bread that I can convert into garlic bread...I love bread with spaghetti! 

Tomorrow it's steaks with caesar salad and baked potatoes....yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on July 02, 2008, 04:59:41 PM
We're having chicken and steak fajitas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 02, 2008, 08:14:56 PM
Tonight we're having filet, baked sweet potatoe and grilled zuccini/squash
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on July 02, 2008, 08:23:01 PM
The fajitas were a huge hit. DD says they're better than we can get at a restaurant (I believe she had 3). DS just finished #5 and has one more on his plate (he works hard all day). I had two and the little kids had one each. I was worried because it looked like we had too much meat, but that wasn't true at all. We will definitely have these again!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 02, 2008, 08:33:22 PM
Tonight - a Mexican restaurant we've been wanting to eat dinner at (they have yummy appetizers) in celebration of my new job.

Yum...ceviche and sangria....*drools*

Sooo jealous. 

Tonight my friend and I are having an empty out the pantry party (we're both moving next month).  I'm fixing truffled risotto, and a tomato & goat cheese salad.  I think she's bringing bruschetta and a flourless chocolate cake.  Add a bottle of local white wine and it should be a fabulous girl's night.

If THAT is cleaning out your pantry I would very much like to help with the next round  >:D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on July 02, 2008, 09:04:44 PM
Chicken, peppers, onions and mushrooms with baked potatoes tonight.

Still full!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 02, 2008, 09:35:23 PM
Tonight - a Mexican restaurant we've been wanting to eat dinner at (they have yummy appetizers) in celebration of my new job.

Yum...ceviche and sangria....*drools*

Sooo jealous. 

Tonight my friend and I are having an empty out the pantry party (we're both moving next month).  I'm fixing truffled risotto, and a tomato & goat cheese salad.  I think she's bringing bruschetta and a flourless chocolate cake.  Add a bottle of local white wine and it should be a fabulous girl's night.

If THAT is cleaning out your pantry I would very much like to help with the next round  >:D

You're one to talk.   :D I love reading your menus: they inspire me.  Besides, this is what happens when a foodie cleans out.  I don't have jarred spaghetti sauce or canned corn, but I have quinoa, canned seitan, arborio rice, truffle oil, lots of baking chocolate, and a bottle of saffron, among other things.

If you're in NC anytime this month, let me know.  I've got lots of goodies to use up or give away.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on July 02, 2008, 11:24:35 PM
last night: tortellini with tomato sauce, spinach salad

tonight: veggie stir fry with tofu and noodles

tomorrow: not sure yet...  :-\
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Post by: alecmari on July 03, 2008, 12:19:23 AM
DD and I went simple tonight and ate tuna sandwiches and the last of the blueberries.
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Post by: Brentwood on July 03, 2008, 09:29:22 AM
I'm going to finish and serve that chicken soup tonight.

I'm also looking for a recipe for hot dog buns. For the Fourth, we're going to have chili dogs, beans, peas fresh from our garden (yay!), chips, fruit salad, and either blueberry or cranberry-apple pie. I'd like to make the buns for the dogs, but I'm not opposed to buying them.
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Post by: mbbored on July 03, 2008, 10:43:24 AM
last night: tortellini with tomato sauce, spinach salad

tonight: veggie stir fry with tofu and noodles

tomorrow: not sure yet...  :-\

Stir fried tofu over noodles is one of my favorite dinners.

Tonight I'm eating leftovers, and making a picnic for tomorrow to share with friends.  My contribution will be veggie sushi made with CSA vegetables (carrot, cucumber, asparagus, sprouts and a grocery store avocado) and sugar cookies.
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Post by: MrsO on July 03, 2008, 11:56:01 AM
Lasagne for us tonight.
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Post by: CyberKat on July 03, 2008, 02:13:26 PM
We caved in and ordered pizza. Things have been a bit stressful, and we have been very careful with money lately, so we decided to splurge and buy 2 of the cheapest pizzas they had. They tasted awesome.
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Post by: MiladyOak on July 03, 2008, 02:26:59 PM
We're going cheap the rest of the week- Burritos (ground beef, onion, potato, tomatoes and spices) and rice tonight. We splurged the other night with some of our stimulus money- filet mignon, garlic mashed potaotes, rosemary and olive oil bread, and champaigne. It'll be rice and pasta for a while, but that dinner was worth it!
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Post by: mbbored on July 05, 2008, 01:06:09 PM
We're going cheap the rest of the week- Burritos (ground beef, onion, potato, tomatoes and spices) and rice tonight. We splurged the other night with some of our stimulus money- filet mignon, garlic mashed potaotes, rosemary and olive oil bread, and champaigne. It'll be rice and pasta for a while, but that dinner was worth it!

It sounds like that dinner was well worth having to eat cheap.  Tonight's fried okra and boiled corn.  I can't wait to finally finish off this corn.
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Post by: Brentwood on July 05, 2008, 01:38:45 PM
Leftovers! We have so much stuff leftover from the last couple of days - steaks, hot dogs, chili, beans, fruit salad, tuna salad, blueberry pie, and more stuff too.
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Post by: Information_queen on July 05, 2008, 02:14:07 PM
I just finished "dinner."  We have our dinner at lunchtime since Jason works evenings.

We had Creole honey baked chicken with Zatarain's black beans and rice and grean beans.

The chicken is *good,* and so easy and cheap to make!
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Post by: NOVA Lady on July 05, 2008, 02:38:39 PM
Tonight we're having CRAB LEGS I am soooo excited!!!!

The store had them on mega sale right after the 4th and we bought 5 pounds (Yes I know we're gross).... so we're covering the table in paper, cooking the crab legs, throwing them down on a platter, grabbing a shell bucket and mowing them down. And washing it down with a bottle or two of wine.  >:D
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Post by: kckgirl on July 05, 2008, 02:53:19 PM
We're having cheesesteaks (with provolone, of course).
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Post by: Emmy on July 05, 2008, 03:05:50 PM
I just finished "dinner."  We have our dinner at lunchtime since Jason works evenings.

We had Creole honey baked chicken with Zatarain's black beans and rice and grean beans.

The chicken is *good,* and so easy and cheap to make!

Yum, that sounds great.  I'd love to have the recipe for the chicken if you don't mind.

Last night (4th of July) we found some filet minion DH put in the freezer and forgot about.  I served it with some green beans and water chestnuts.  Simple, but really good.

Tonight we'll be having a 'date night' and going out.  Tomorrow will probably be shrimp creole.  I'm pretty sure I have all the ingredients for that.
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Post by: redwineonsundays on July 06, 2008, 05:41:12 AM
We're having roast chicken.  It was a bit of a debarcle defrosting it, so I've ended up cutting it in half.  Seasoned the skin well and stuffing in the middle of each half.  Roast sweet potato, potato, onion, and leek as well as some buttered broad beans.  Oh and gravy of course!! Mmmmm traditional chicken dinner.  Haven't had one in ages.

BTW a surprise that sweet SO doesn't know about. He is getting chocolate self saucing pudding afterwards.

Yippee! This dinner is a carbohydrate and fat overload, and I don't care!  It is Sunday, which is treat day.

 :D

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Post by: MrsO on July 06, 2008, 07:06:42 AM
We're visiting my sister for dinner today, and she's making roast beef and yorkshire pudding. Yum yum! It'll be even tastier because I didn't have to cook.  :D
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Post by: Brentwood on July 06, 2008, 12:58:42 PM
I'm going to use some leftover steak to make stroganoff.
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Post by: hobish on July 06, 2008, 02:04:51 PM

Gish just got back from the grocery store with a big ol' steak, mushrooms, and potato salad. Yum!

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Post by: NOVA Lady on July 06, 2008, 05:27:19 PM
Since we had crabs leg last night I had me and DH save the "ends" when you pluck the legs from. This morning I broke them all apart and got the backfin/end of the leg meat out of them. So now we have a bunch of crab meat and are make crab newburg with roast potatoes and grilled veggies.

:::droool:::: I am smelling it as DH cooks right now.
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Post by: Brentwood on July 06, 2008, 06:04:07 PM
*sigh*

Change of plans. The leftover steak I was going to use was eaten up!

Instead, we are having a baked potato bar and pumpkin pie. I got a wild hair to make the pumpkin pie after I let the kids polish off the blueberry pie. I made the crust with a little cinnamon, and I added two tablespoons of bourbon to the filling. We'll see how it turns out. The pie is in the oven now, and the potatoes will go in as soon as the pie comes out.

For potato toppings, we have green onions, freshly picked chives, chili, cheese, butter, sour cream, and whatever else I can pull out of the fridge. I've got some corn and peas to use up, so we'll have those on the side. The potatoes will be going into the oven in about five minutes, so supper will be about an hour after that.

(About the peas - we are growing them in our garden, and they're the first of our garden vegetables to be harvested. They are SO SWEET. I could just pick and eat them all day. They're like candy.)
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Post by: lovinAZ on July 06, 2008, 08:09:04 PM
we had corn pancakes korean style tonight, with basil soy dressing.  the ingredients didn't look too impressive, but it turned out to be quite tasty!

planning for the rest of the week later tonight.
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Post by: mbbored on July 07, 2008, 10:16:01 AM
*sigh*

Change of plans. The leftover steak I was going to use was eaten up!

Instead, we are having a baked potato bar and pumpkin pie. I got a wild hair to make the pumpkin pie after I let the kids polish off the blueberry pie. I made the crust with a little cinnamon, and I added two tablespoons of bourbon to the filling. We'll see how it turns out. The pie is in the oven now, and the potatoes will go in as soon as the pie comes out.

For potato toppings, we have green onions, freshly picked chives, chili, cheese, butter, sour cream, and whatever else I can pull out of the fridge. I've got some corn and peas to use up, so we'll have those on the side. The potatoes will be going into the oven in about five minutes, so supper will be about an hour after that.

(About the peas - we are growing them in our garden, and they're the first of our garden vegetables to be harvested. They are SO SWEET. I could just pick and eat them all day. They're like candy.)

Mmm.  Garden fresh peas.  They're nothing like those olive colored canned things, are they?

Tonight will be ratatouille over brown rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Information_queen on July 07, 2008, 10:55:14 AM
I just finished "dinner."  We have our dinner at lunchtime since Jason works evenings.

We had Creole honey baked chicken with Zatarain's black beans and rice and grean beans.

The chicken is *good,* and so easy and cheap to make!

Yum, that sounds great.  I'd love to have the recipe for the chicken if you don't mind.

Last night (4th of July) we found some filet minion DH put in the freezer and forgot about.  I served it with some green beans and water chestnuts.  Simple, but really good.

Tonight we'll be having a 'date night' and going out.  Tomorrow will probably be shrimp creole.  I'm pretty sure I have all the ingredients for that.

Sure.  I'm putting the recipe in the requests section.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 07, 2008, 10:57:17 AM

Mmm.  Garden fresh peas.  They're nothing like those olive colored canned things, are they?


Canned peas are an abomination.
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Post by: Abby T on July 07, 2008, 12:30:37 PM
Sweet and sour chicken.

You may ahve seen my post in the recipe section about store cupboard ingredients. Well, I am proud (?) to say that the chicken and peppers are the only fresh part of this meal. I am experimenting by using a jar of sweet and sour sauce and packets of microwavable rice instead of cooking everything from scratch.
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Post by: mbbored on July 07, 2008, 01:48:05 PM
Sweet and sour chicken.

You may ahve seen my post in the recipe section about store cupboard ingredients. Well, I am proud (?) to say that the chicken and peppers are the only fresh part of this meal. I am experimenting by using a jar of sweet and sour sauce and packets of microwavable rice instead of cooking everything from scratch.

Congrats on using up cupboard ingredients!  I love those days.
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Post by: ch1pch0p on July 07, 2008, 01:49:56 PM
Chicken fajitas and Mexican rice
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Post by: CutebutPsycho on July 07, 2008, 02:54:38 PM
Tonight I am having turkey dinner at my mom's house. YAY! It's like Christmas every time we get together for turkey, I don't know how or why but it just feels that way!

Merry Christmas in July, everybody!  ;D
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Post by: Alida on July 07, 2008, 03:01:44 PM
Crockpot chicken with potatoes and carrots tonight.  Nice and simple since in between posting here, I've been cleaning and running errands all over town (the kids at the market would merit a post allll their own).
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Post by: lovinAZ on July 07, 2008, 04:42:34 PM
tonight: spring vegetable burgers
tomorrow: fried rice (with lots of stuff in it, so it's meal-worthy)
Wednesday: potato croquettes
Thursday: black bean and roasted corn salad

We've never tried any of these; hopefully they're good!  (Or at least good enough not to need to order a pizza!)

I'm planning to make a big pot of black beans this week and freeze most of them.  Dried soaked beans are definitely noticeably better than canned beans (though canned ones aren't bad and are what I ate all the time until about 4 months ago).

I'm also going to buy a food processor and attempt to make hummus some time this week.
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Post by: punkyrubberducky4 on July 07, 2008, 04:52:24 PM
I know we're not supposed to post links, but...

For the best fettuccine alfredo ever:

http://www.recipezaar.com/8596

I swear on my mom's grave it's the best ever.  That's what I'm making me and hubs tonight :D.
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Post by: NOVA Lady on July 07, 2008, 04:55:02 PM
Tonight we're having Yum Woon Sen

a modified version of this.... http://www.thaifoodtonight.com/thaifoodtonight/recipes-MungBeanNoodleSalad.html


Its my favorite thai meal every :)
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Post by: Brentwood on July 07, 2008, 09:32:31 PM

Wednesday: potato croquettes


Would you share the recipe for these? I love the sound of potato croquettes.
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Post by: AmethystAnne on July 07, 2008, 11:18:14 PM
Dinner tonight was the following:

Pork roll (from NJ) on a bun
choice of either/or macaroni or potato salad
potato chips
baked beans
iced tea

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Post by: MrsO on July 08, 2008, 08:13:42 AM
DH and I are having Tacos tonight. I'm really pleased with myself, too. He usually dislikes eating Tacos, as the shell breaks and makes a big mess, but I discovered Taco Trays in the supermarket today! Like a taco shell, but more flat, just the edges turned up to keep the filling in. So they won't break on the sides and spill stuff everywhere. Yay!  :D
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Post by: ch1pch0p on July 08, 2008, 09:19:56 AM
DH and I are having Tacos tonight. I'm really pleased with myself, too. He usually dislikes eating Tacos, as the shell breaks and makes a big mess, but I discovered Taco Trays in the supermarket today! Like a taco shell, but more flat, just the edges turned up to keep the filling in. So they won't break on the sides and spill stuff everywhere. Yay!  :D

Speaking of spilling...I was wearing a white t-shirt last night while eating fajitas....my poor, poor t-shirt...
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Post by: mbbored on July 08, 2008, 09:35:17 AM
Pasta salad, with mock crab and lots of veggies.
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Post by: lovinAZ on July 08, 2008, 11:33:14 AM

Wednesday: potato croquettes


Would you share the recipe for these? I love the sound of potato croquettes.

The combination of the fluffy mashed potatoes and the crunchy outer coating is irresistible and worth the not-insignificant effort.  I prefer pan frying croquettes, though you can certainly deep-fry them if you like.

4 c mashed potatoes, made with minimal milk and no butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tbsp butter or more oil
all-purpose flour for dredging
2 eggs, lighten beaten in a shallow bowl
bread crumbs, for dredging
lemon wedges

Taste potatoes and salt and pepper as needed.  Don't oversalt.

Put 1 tbsp of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  When hot, add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until it softens, 5 minutes or so.  Cool a bit, then stir the onion into the potatoes and wipe the pan clean.  Form the potato mixture into 4 large or 8 small patties.

Add the remaining oil to the pan, along with the butter or additional oil, and turn the heat to medium-high.  When the butter melts, dregde each patty in the flour, then run through the egg, then dredge in breadcrumbs, pressing to help the crumbs adhere.

Cook the patties as you would hamburgers, turning — carefully, so as not to dislodge the coating — as each side browns, about 5 minutes per side.  Since all ingredients are already cooked, the crust is your main concern: the interior will get hot as long as the exterior browns.  Drain briefly and sprinkle with more salt and pepper if you like.  Serve immediately with lemon wedges on the side.

There are Indian-style, Japanese-style and with roasted garlic and parmesan variations that I can provide as requested.

And, seeing this in detail as I type it, we're going to need something else to go with these for dinner tomorrow!!
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Post by: Brentwood on July 08, 2008, 01:16:26 PM
lovinAZ - Thank you! These sound absolutely delicious!
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Post by: lovinAZ on July 08, 2008, 01:29:07 PM
lovinAZ - Thank you! These sound absolutely delicious!

I haven't tried them yet — I'll let you know how ours turn out...
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Post by: M-theory on July 08, 2008, 05:37:23 PM
A mini T-bone marinated in ginger dressing, stir fry veggies, and brown rice with black sesame seeds.
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Post by: Brentwood on July 08, 2008, 05:39:37 PM
I am in the process of browning some stew meat for beef gravy, I have a fresh loaf of bread, and I have already mashed potatoes for lovinAZ's croquettes (I don't want to put the gravy on them, so I think we will have hot beef sandwiches with the croquettes on the side). In the croquettes, instead of white or yellow onion, which I don't have on hand, I am using green onions freshly picked from my garden. I also went out and picked another bowlful of peas, so we will have fresh peas too.
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Post by: kckgirl on July 08, 2008, 06:02:35 PM
Grilled BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, cantaloupe, and yellow squash (for those of us who will eat it). Almost a total carb fest, but delicious.
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Post by: SkylerY on July 08, 2008, 09:13:47 PM
Tonight we had grilled burgers . . which DH likes to make with some ground beef, egg, Worchestire sauce, Italian bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and a little chunk of cheddar cheese in the center.  We also had baked beans and jalapeno potatoe chips.  Quite delish.

And Hell's Kitchen ROCKED tonight!!

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Post by: M-theory on July 09, 2008, 12:49:45 PM
Dinner ended up being pizza because both A/Cs died. :P
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Post by: cicero on July 09, 2008, 12:59:30 PM
wednesday night is tuna baguette night here:
fresh baguette
tuna salad
sliced vegetables and pickle
sliced hardboiled eggs
oven fried potato, sweet potato and brocolli.
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Post by: mbbored on July 09, 2008, 08:30:03 PM
Well, it was going to be leftovers, but then my older bro showed up at my front door and took me out for Thai food.  Mmm for spring rolls and curry.  And a big yay for a sweet brother.
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Post by: alecmari on July 09, 2008, 08:37:55 PM
Codfish cooked in a carrot and celery sauce with salad and iced tea.
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Post by: Brentwood on July 09, 2008, 09:00:57 PM
Well, it was going to be leftovers, but then my older bro showed up at my front door and took me out for Thai food.  Mmm for spring rolls and curry.  And a big yay for a sweet brother.

I miss living near my brother. He's a home appraiser, so his job takes him out and about all the time. He used to stop by my house at lunch time a few times a week and poke his head in my kitchen door to see what I was fixing. He always had a Caribou coffee for me, and I always fed him lunch. :)
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Post by: Lady Snowdon on July 09, 2008, 09:26:28 PM
Tonight was red beans and rice, with ground buffalo mixed in, and tortillas.  Yum!  Buffalo has more flavor than beef...something I always manage to forget during the periods when it's not available.  Dessert was brownies.  Delish.
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Post by: lovinAZ on July 09, 2008, 09:30:57 PM
CathyF - how did the croquettes turn out?

We ended up completely changing plans this week.  We decided to go up to Flagstaff yesterday, so last night's dinner hasn't been had yet.  Tonight, we went to pick up our dog from the people who watch him, and they got to talking.  It's 7:30 and we just got back, so I'm just putting together a Chipotle-like meal.  We have black beans in the fridge, rice is on the stove, I made some guacamole this afternoon, we have salsa and Mexican cheese and tomatoes.

We'll probably have the croquettes with the black bean salad tomorrow night.
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Post by: mbbored on July 10, 2008, 10:41:03 AM
Well, it was going to be leftovers, but then my older bro showed up at my front door and took me out for Thai food.  Mmm for spring rolls and curry.  And a big yay for a sweet brother.

I miss living near my brother. He's a home appraiser, so his job takes him out and about all the time. He used to stop by my house at lunch time a few times a week and poke his head in my kitchen door to see what I was fixing. He always had a Caribou coffee for me, and I always fed him lunch. :)

We actually haven't lived within 13 hours of each other for almost 7 years.  But he moved down here 2 weeks ago, and I'm moving across the country in 3 weeks, so there goes any chance to be physically close.  I haven't seen him since Christmas, so it was sooo nice to have a few hours together and catch up before we go our separate ways yet again.

Tonight, I'm going to a friend's house to make pizza.  I'm on vacation next week, she's on vacation for the 2 weeks after that, and I'm moving before she gets back.  :( So tonight we'll live it up and drive her husband crazy.
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Post by: Brentwood on July 10, 2008, 11:09:24 AM
CathyF - how did the croquettes turn out?


They were very good, but I think next time I'll make some modifications - the recipe warns not to over-salt, but I think it would be hard to over-salt them. I wound up under-salting them. :) I'd also add an egg to the potatoes before forming the patties; I think they might hang together a little bit better that way. I'm also interested in trying the Parmesan version.

The crust was perfect. I pan fried them in a cast iron skillet with half oil and half butter, and that crust was just wonderful. I made 8 patties (I had exactly four cups of potatoes), and I think that was the perfect size. I had two leftover, and I ate them for breakfast yesterday. I'm definitely planning the make this recipe again.
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Post by: Abby T on July 10, 2008, 03:51:07 PM
Laziness struck - we had chinese take out.

Tomorrow - I haven't thought that far ahead but i guess it will involve a trip to the grocery store.
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Post by: mbbored on July 11, 2008, 11:02:02 AM
Tonight is leftovers to finish emptying the fridge.

Tomorrow through next Sunday I'll be at my grandmother's summer house.  No cell phone, no tv, no internet, just lots of hiking, swimming and lots and lots of eating.
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Post by: MrsO on July 11, 2008, 11:06:40 AM
I think we're having steak tonight. Not sure what with yet. However, SIL and her SO may be calling in. If they do, we will probably end up getting a take away together, we usually do. In which case, I'll save the steak for tomorrow.
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Post by: ch1pch0p on July 11, 2008, 11:08:50 AM
Last night was Sloppy Joes, French fries, and broccoli.

I believe I'll be making a couple pizzas tonight.
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Post by: cicero on July 11, 2008, 12:22:47 PM
canned tuna cakes cooked in spicy tomato sauce.

pasta

a few salads

yummy oatmeal cookies.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 11, 2008, 12:59:23 PM
Tonight is Tuna salad - Fresh tuna steaks, salted and tossed on the grill for @ 6 minutes, then put in the fridge for an hour or so to chill before cutting into cubes

While the Tuna is chilling you mix a diced avocado, red onion and tomato with some cilantro salt and Tabasco sauce.

Mix with the tuna and let sit 20 min or so.

Serve the whole thing on a roll.

We're also going to grill/roast veggies - peppers, onions and mushrooms tossed with olive oil, garlic, salt basil and oregano.

Very summery and pretty healthy.
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Post by: mbbored on July 11, 2008, 01:06:50 PM
Tonight is Tuna salad - Fresh tuna steaks, salted and tossed on the grill for @ 6 minutes, then put in the fridge for an hour or so to chill before cutting into cubes

While the Tuna is chilling you mix a diced avocado, red onion and tomato with some cilantro salt and Tabasco sauce.

Mix with the tuna and let sit 20 min or so.

Serve the whole thing on a roll.

We're also going to grill/roast veggies - peppers, onions and mushrooms tossed with olive oil, garlic, salt basil and oregano.

Very summery and pretty healthy.

Wow, that sounds like the best tuna salad possible.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 11, 2008, 01:10:26 PM
Tonight is Tuna salad - Fresh tuna steaks, salted and tossed on the grill for @ 6 minutes, then put in the fridge for an hour or so to chill before cutting into cubes

While the Tuna is chilling you mix a diced avocado, red onion and tomato with some cilantro salt and Tabasco sauce.

Mix with the tuna and let sit 20 min or so.

Serve the whole thing on a roll.

We're also going to grill/roast veggies - peppers, onions and mushrooms tossed with olive oil, garlic, salt basil and oregano.

Very summery and pretty healthy.

Wow, that sounds like the best tuna salad possible.

I agree. My mouth is watering!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 11, 2008, 01:31:14 PM
Tonight is Tuna salad - Fresh tuna steaks, salted and tossed on the grill for @ 6 minutes, then put in the fridge for an hour or so to chill before cutting into cubes

While the Tuna is chilling you mix a diced avocado, red onion and tomato with some cilantro salt and Tabasco sauce.

Mix with the tuna and let sit 20 min or so.

Serve the whole thing on a roll.

We're also going to grill/roast veggies - peppers, onions and mushrooms tossed with olive oil, garlic, salt basil and oregano.

Very summery and pretty healthy.

Wow, that sounds like the best tuna salad possible.

I agree. My mouth is watering!

Aww thanks ;D  The BF jokes that I just add the tuna to "get away" with having guacamole rolls for dinner >:D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 13, 2008, 08:22:23 PM
Tonight we had chicken fried steak with country gravy, mashed potatoes, and peas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 14, 2008, 04:00:12 AM
This is probably a stupid question, but what is chicken fried steak? I've never heard of it before.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kckgirl on July 14, 2008, 05:16:02 AM
This is probably a stupid question, but what is chicken fried steak? I've never heard of it before.

You prepare a fairly thin (1/2 inch or so) tenderized steak in the same way you would prepare chicken for frying (dredged in flour & spices, with or without an egg/milk wash between coatings of flour). It's usually served with gravy and most often with mashed potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CutebutPsycho on July 14, 2008, 03:25:42 PM
MrsO, I didn't know either!

We always just called those cutlets - one of my all-time favorites! Particularly with moose steak.  :) Think I might have to make some of those soon!

This thread is very inspiring!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 14, 2008, 03:35:43 PM
I'm craving comfort food for some reason so I'm going to stop at the store on the way home from work and pick up the fixins for Pasta Alfredo with Broccoli and garlic bread.  To make it a bit healthier I'll use whole wheat pasta and bread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Arista on July 14, 2008, 04:04:11 PM
We're having a friend come over for dinner who's never had Korean food, so we're making bulgogi (ribeye steaks sliced very thin and marinated), rice, and a ton of side dishes including sesame spinach, pan-fried tofu, and kimchi. 
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Post by: kckgirl on July 14, 2008, 04:20:41 PM
Pot roast in the crockpot with potatoes, carrots, onions, etc.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 16, 2008, 07:25:51 PM
Tonight is eating the food before it goes back "tacos"

Basically we're having "tacos" of some whole wheat tortillas I made that are about to past eating stage and into making into "chips" in the oven stage. Strips of steak, black beans, salsa, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, a tomato or two from the garden, and jalapeños from the garden.


Mmmmm sheer delicious laziness.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on July 16, 2008, 07:29:35 PM
Tonight was avacado on toasty bread.  You know the yummy incredible bread you get at The Outback?  I found it at Costco and it's simply DIVINE toasted with avacado.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 16, 2008, 07:30:52 PM
Tonight is eating the food before it goes back "tacos"

Basically we're having "tacos" of some whole wheat tortillas I made that are about to past eating stage and into making into "chips" in the oven stage. Strips of steak, black beans, salsa, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, a tomato or two from the garden, and jalapeños from the garden.


Mmmmm sheer delicious laziness.

EWww.... you're eating vegetables that come from dirt??
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 16, 2008, 08:20:28 PM
We had super-stuffed baked potatoes tonight. I baked the potatoes, then cut them in half lengthwise and scooped out the potato. I mashed them with butter, milk, salt, pepper, fresh green onion and shredded zucchini from my own garden, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. I stuffed the shells and baked them again for another hour. Delish!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on July 16, 2008, 09:31:31 PM
tonight we had spicy tortellini - yum!

rest of the week, i'm out of town.  tomorrow, i'm making black bean burgers, green beans with walnut miso sauce in lettuce wraps and hummus with pita for my hosts for dinner. 

after that, who knows?

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on July 17, 2008, 02:37:29 PM
This week we've been having:

Sun: Baked macaroni & cheese (love my homemade dish of this)
Mon: Chicken & avocada pita with balsamic and lettuce
Tues: Penne with roasted red pepper sauce (ala Rachel Ray veggie cookbook)
Wed: Nothing (okay, various, random appetizers and drinks at a going-away party)

Tonight will be Zesty chicken, with or without pitas, and some kind of carrot side since I have carrots.  A little boring.  Zesty chicken is what the person who wrote the recipe called it.  Cilantro, garlic, ground red pepper and such is the marinade. 

Friday will be Pizza.  I'm looking forward to it already, actually. 

Saturday will be Cordon Bleu, unless I don't feel like it or something else is going on, in which case I'll make it Sunday.

Speaking of Pizza tomorrow ... I did buy the Summer Beer pack at World Market, the one I mentioned on the beer thread.   We've been trying new beers, already have a few new infatuations.  Oh and Cathy, I saw Pete's Wicked Strawberry Blonde there.  I believe that's the one you mentioned?  I was telling DH that it came highly recommended :)  Maybe next time. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 17, 2008, 05:21:25 PM
We ate jacket potatoes with baked beans and cheese in tonight. It reminds me of school dinners  :D . Was delicious, though.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 17, 2008, 08:56:27 PM
We had chicken parm and a nice big salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on July 18, 2008, 12:15:49 AM
Tonight is Desperation Night at Chez Moonbunny - noodles with parmesan cheese, minced garlic and some jarred sun-dried tomatoes I found in the back of the fridge, and the last couple of slices of Texas Toast. I neglected to go shopping last weekend, and I figured I had enough in the house to get me through the week. Oops.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on July 18, 2008, 05:50:42 PM
It's wine and cheese night, with some marinated mushrooms to boot.  Soon as we get the kids to bed, we're hopping on the couch to indulge, maybe catch a flick on tv.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AmethystAnne on July 18, 2008, 07:18:43 PM
I made tortilla pizza for my supper tonight:   

put an 8 inch flour tortilla on a cookie sheet. evenly spread spaghetti sauce, and then sprinkle mozzarello cheese on top. Bake  in a 375 F oven until the cheese is slightly brown.  (I don't know how long.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 18, 2008, 08:55:35 PM
Nobody was home at supper time. Mr. F went to the fights. I worked for a little while, took Jane to swim team practice, and then let the kids do open swim for an hour. We just got home a little while ago, and I fed them sandwiches. I had a slice of toast. Mr. F should be home around 10:00, so I think I'll get some potato skins ready and pop them in the oven right before he gets home.

If I get hungry in the meantime, I will probably have another slice of toast and an egg.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on July 18, 2008, 09:03:26 PM
tonight's dinner, courtesy of my mom: shrimp scampi over pasta, and a tomato, avocado and red onion salad, made with fresh tomatoes from her garden (I won't say "our," because I can't grow anything to save my life).

I'm not really looking forward to the shrimp scampi (I'd prefer chicken), but I'm really looking forward to the salad. There's almost nothing better than home-grown tomatoes! :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on July 19, 2008, 08:32:38 AM
We had some lovely, tender yearling scotch fillet that I pan-fried with salt and pepper only.  Accompaniments were a green salad (fennel and mixed leaves from the garden), a sauce made from the steak juice (red wine, seeded mustard and lemonade juice) and mashed royal blue potatoes.

For dessert I am planning on scarfing down the mini-tub of Homer Hudson Chocolate Rock that I have been saving.  SO has gone to his parent's house, so he'll be having espresso and biscotti with his dad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 19, 2008, 08:39:00 AM
We're having chicken fillets with cheddar and smoked bacon tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on July 19, 2008, 10:34:18 AM
Today we're whippin' up a batch of Brunswick stew for an All-American themed Supper Club dinner tomorrow.  Here's the recipe we use, since I find it the closest (and simplest) to the Brunswick stew I grew up with in Southeast Georgia:

http://www.officialguide.com/gistew.html

Yummmmmmmmy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on July 19, 2008, 11:56:28 AM
Another simple night.  Roast beef, potatoes, carrots, onion gravy. 

But the tortilla pizza idea sounds so good, it might be lunch!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 19, 2008, 12:01:37 PM
I didn't do the potato skins last night, so I'm planning on those for "date night" snacks later tonight.

I don't know yet what I'll serve for supper.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on July 19, 2008, 02:54:13 PM
I'm still thinking. I might make "South of the Border" mac and cheese in the crockpot (macaroni and cheese with chili powder, chopped jalapeños, tomatoes and scallions), but I need to think of something to go with that. Chicken? I think maybe I'll make some chicken tenders (I like making them myself), and another tomato salad like last night's.

*makes up my grocery list*

any other ideas you can throw my way?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 19, 2008, 02:55:31 PM
We decided on supper. We have a gift card for The Cheesecake Factory we've been meaning to use for months, so we're going there for an early supper (around 3:30-4:00-ish, before it gets crazy busy), and then we'll have our date night snacks after the kids go to bed.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on July 19, 2008, 03:33:44 PM
I'm already thinking ahead to tomorrow, too. I think my aunt gave us fresh-baked hamburger buns (from the bakery she works at - they make bread for Quizno's and other corporate clients, like Red Lobster) not long ago, so when I go shopping for groceries tonight, I might get the ingredients for sloppy joes, or a pork butt to make crockpot BBQ pork for sandwiches.

For lunch right now, I'm having chicken salad made with lemon pepper seasoning, chopped onion, sandwich spread (the mayo stuff with...I think it's pickles and pimentos?) and cherry tomatoes from the garden, spread on RyKrisp crackers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 19, 2008, 06:20:13 PM
We're back from The Cheesecake Factory, where we had an early supper. Mr. F and I had chicken pesto pizza, which was out of this world! The kids split an order of Roadside Sliders Deluxe (four mini burgers, served with fries, onions, and pickles; Jane had cheese on her two burgers). The kids split an Oreo cheesecake, and Mr. F and I had vanilla bean cheesecake.

I'm stuffed!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AmethystAnne on July 19, 2008, 06:40:57 PM
I am so lazy. I had 2 Lebanon Bologna sandwiches for supper tonight.  The sandwiches didn't even have any mayo or mustard on the bread.
 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CelticGemini on July 19, 2008, 09:18:21 PM
Trader Joe's Spinach and Cheese pizza. Yes, we're lazy.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 20, 2008, 11:39:08 AM
Someone gave me a big purple eggplant..... i suppose I should do something with it..... but what.

Eggplant is one veggie I do not know very well.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Veronica on July 20, 2008, 12:02:31 PM
Eggplant lasagna?  That can be really good. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 20, 2008, 03:46:20 PM
I have had a request for sausage, biscuits, mashed potatoes, and cream gravy. I think some peas will go nicely with that.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CakeBeret on July 20, 2008, 04:11:27 PM
BLTs made with fresh farm-grown tomatoes and buttery toasted sourdough bread. Mmmmmmmmmm! With tater tots on the side, and cheesecake with fresh strawberries for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AmethystAnne on July 20, 2008, 07:29:51 PM
2 Lebanon Bologna sandwiches on white bread, with a thin coating of Miracle Whip on each slice of bread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on July 20, 2008, 09:25:49 PM
I had chicken strips with Hawaiian sauce and fries from WingStop for dinner, and a Jamba Juice Orange Dream Machine for dessert. My mom and I were out yarn-shopping all day, and my stash has multiplied yet again, this time mostly with sock yarns. We didn't have the time or the inclination to cook today, but I did chop up some super-fresh locally-grown strawberries last night, and put them in with a splash of balsamic vinegar and a good bit of sugar to make strawberry sauce. I'm gonna make myself a strawberry shortcake right now. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 21, 2008, 08:55:25 AM
Tonight is chicken and pasta with whatever fresh vegetables I have around to throw in. And garlic, of course, because I overuse it!  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 21, 2008, 08:56:49 AM
Homemade vegetable soup!

It's so nice to be back home and in my own kitchen, without 18 other voices expressing an opinion on my cooking.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 21, 2008, 12:26:53 PM
Tonight is going to be a mushroom gravy crockpot pot roast with rice.

Tomorrow is going to be Summer Chicken and Pasta Salad.

Cook a box of Bow Tie Pasta, drain and cool
Grill and cool whatever chicken you have around  - cut into cubes
Cube a block of mozzarella
Cut up some basil
Half Cherry Tomatoes

Mix a bit of olive oil in with the pasta to keep it from sticking together, toss in the rest of the ingredients and you're all set. Tastes even better the next day - you can also serve it warm although we prefer it cold.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: artk2002 on July 21, 2008, 06:38:21 PM
Leftovers.  Chicken rubbed with Penzy's Galena Street spice and cooked on the BBQ, along with a pesto-based potato salad.

Last night was decadent: Fresh mussels pan roasted and served with a garlic butter dipping sauce and fresh French bread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 21, 2008, 06:46:31 PM
We are planning on eating the mystery giant purple vegetable (the eggplant). We'll be grilling it whole in foil. Along with it we'll be having some grilled chourice (not to be confused with chourizo) and baby potatoes I extracted from the ground a little while ago.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on July 21, 2008, 07:17:34 PM
tonight: pasta e fagioli soup (lots of veggies to chop, but so worth it!)
tomorrow: pad thai
Wednesday: fried rice (has egg and tofu in it, along with many veggies, so is a meal in itself)
Thursday: chili
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 22, 2008, 10:17:52 AM
Leftovers.  Chicken rubbed with Penzy's Galena Street spice and cooked on the BBQ, along with a pesto-based potato salad.

Last night was decadent: Fresh mussels pan roasted and served with a garlic butter dipping sauce and fresh French bread.

Oh my to the mussels.  That sounds absolutely heavenly.

Tonight's a pantry special, which I was reminded of in the pantry only recipe thread.  Black bean and rotel casserole with cornbread topping.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on July 22, 2008, 10:28:24 AM
Barbeque chicken, salad and potatoe salad. Carrot cake for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on July 22, 2008, 11:07:16 AM
Sunday was Cordon Bleu with honey-glazed carrots.
Last night was Chicken & Avocado pitas with lettuce and balsamic

Tonight I think I'll make my mom's 3-cheese Ziti.  Comfort food.

I also feel like baking, but I don't know what.  I don't have fresh fruit or anything, so I'd have to pick that up at the store.  But I feel like I make lemon bars/brownies/that kind of thing a lot.  I= cheap. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: artk2002 on July 22, 2008, 01:11:14 PM
Leftovers.  Chicken rubbed with Penzy's Galena Street spice and cooked on the BBQ, along with a pesto-based potato salad.

Last night was decadent: Fresh mussels pan roasted and served with a garlic butter dipping sauce and fresh French bread.

Oh my to the mussels.  That sounds absolutely heavenly.

They were.  The mussels had been harvested early Saturday morning, so they were about as fresh as could be.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 22, 2008, 01:50:45 PM
I think tonight will be some sort of pork stirfry or fried rice. That's if I can talk myself into cooking two nights in a row. I'm no CathyF.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 22, 2008, 01:53:30 PM
I think we will have zucchini boats and homemade bread today.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 22, 2008, 02:02:57 PM
I think we will have zucchini boats and homemade bread today.

What goes into zucchini boats?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 22, 2008, 02:14:01 PM
I think we will have zucchini boats and homemade bread today.

What goes into zucchini boats?

Ground beef, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, peppers, salt and pepper, a little tomato sauce, cheese, and whatever seasonings sound good. Slice the zucchini lengthwise, scoop out the pulp (leaving enough of a shell to spoon the filling into), and chop up the pulp. Brown the ground beef with the zucchini, mushrooms, peppers (red/green/yellow - whatever kind), salt and pepper. Add any other seasonings you like. Stir in tomato sauce and shredded cheese, fill boats, place in a baking dish, and top with additional shredded cheese. Bake at 350-375 for 20-30 minutes, until hot all the way through and the zucchini is tender.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 22, 2008, 02:23:01 PM
DH and I are having pasta with tomato sauce tonight. Quick and easy.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: basphillips on July 22, 2008, 02:45:58 PM
I made a macaroni shrimp salad and it's in the fridge cooling.Any suggestions on what to serve with it? I'm thinking maybe sliced tomatoes.

CathyF - zucchini boats sound yummy
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 22, 2008, 03:16:15 PM
I think we will have zucchini boats and homemade bread today.

What goes into zucchini boats?

Ground beef, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, peppers, salt and pepper, a little tomato sauce, cheese, and whatever seasonings sound good. Slice the zucchini lengthwise, scoop out the pulp (leaving enough of a shell to spoon the filling into), and chop up the pulp. Brown the ground beef with the zucchini, mushrooms, peppers (red/green/yellow - whatever kind), salt and pepper. Add any other seasonings you like. Stir in tomato sauce and shredded cheese, fill boats, place in a baking dish, and top with additional shredded cheese. Bake at 350-375 for 20-30 minutes, until hot all the way through and the zucchini is tender.

I'm thinking maybe I can trick BF into eating zucchini? If it has beef and cheese, he might not notice...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 22, 2008, 03:19:14 PM

I'm thinking maybe I can trick BF into eating zucchini? If it has beef and cheese, he might not notice...

You can probably trick him into eating the chopped up pulp that's cooked with the ground beef - he won't notice it - but can you get him to eat his boat too?

I put shredded zucchini into some stuffed baked potatoes last week, and you couldn't even tell it was in them.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on July 22, 2008, 07:12:59 PM
Just made some yummy meatballs, so we're having spaghetti and meatballs with salad and garlic bread.  Smells so good right now I can't wait!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 22, 2008, 07:17:43 PM
We're having steak fajitas. Mainly because I found 5 lb bulk pack of high quality strips of steaks discounted to 99 cents her pound at the grocery store.

It will be steak fajitas once a week for.... well about 2 months  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 23, 2008, 11:04:13 AM
We're having steak fajitas. Mainly because I found 5 lb bulk pack of high quality strips of steaks discounted to 99 cents her pound at the grocery store.

It will be steak fajitas once a week for.... well about 2 months  ;D

Hope y'all enjoy steak fajitas!

Tonight it's Indian potatoes & chickpeas from a ready to eat pack, supplemented with garden peas I froze myself.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 23, 2008, 11:08:17 AM
I'm making Coca-cola ham tonight as it's DHs favourite. It just doesn't seem right making it in July, though.  :-\ I think it's because I only ever usually make it at Christmas, for some reason.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 23, 2008, 11:10:02 AM
Today I'm going to go in to work and do some paperwork around 2:00. After that, Julian has swimming lessons from 4:30-5:00, and Jane has swim team practice from 5:00-6:00. It'll be 6:30-ish by the time we get home, so I think I'll put some chili in the crock pot before we leave.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on July 23, 2008, 11:28:27 AM
I've got a pot roast in the crockpot and I'm going to make mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and rolls to go with it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on July 23, 2008, 11:31:53 AM
Chicken and pasta soup. I mentioned this to MrAbby last night and it got a very favourable response.  ;D  I'll have to cook it more often now I know it is one of his favourites.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on July 23, 2008, 03:21:03 PM
I am currently slow cooking a whole chicken and a pack of chicken legs in water with lots of spices.  After it cooks and gets super tender, I will shred it and we will have Chalupas for dinner.

and breakfast for my kid tomorrow
and for lunch tomorrow
and for dinner tomorrow

I'm cooking a lot of chicken and funds are tight, so this way we have some sort of protein to wrap in a tortilla with cheese, lettuce and salsa.  We can even have chicken quesadillas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on July 23, 2008, 06:26:03 PM
I made chicken with olive oil and white wine and mixed some prosciutto in it, roast potatoes and a spinach salad! It was very good
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on July 23, 2008, 07:11:06 PM
I'm cooking a lot of chicken and funds are tight, so this way we have some sort of protein to wrap in a tortilla with cheese, lettuce and salsa.  We can even have chicken quesadillas.

If you mix in some black beans, you have more protein and it'll go farther ... if you're looking to stretch it more.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on July 23, 2008, 07:13:32 PM
I'm cooking a lot of chicken and funds are tight, so this way we have some sort of protein to wrap in a tortilla with cheese, lettuce and salsa.  We can even have chicken quesadillas.

If you mix in some black beans, you have more protein and it'll go farther ... if you're looking to stretch it more.

I'd eat that.. kid hates beans
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 23, 2008, 07:23:54 PM
Tonight's dinner was super elegant....Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (whole grain at least) and Hot Dogs ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Trisha on July 23, 2008, 07:31:32 PM
I made chicken cassarole tonight. Minute rice mixed with cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, and 1 can's worth of milk. Mixed well (how much depends on how much rice you use, the more rice, the more liquids you need. You need a pretty wet consistency.) lay it in the pan, then put your chicken on top, I use chicken breasts, or if in a pinch chicken thighs. Then you sprinkle onion soup mix on top. Cover with foil and bake till the chicken is done.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on July 23, 2008, 07:34:07 PM
I've got homemade chicken pot pie in the oven right now.  I'm trying to use up food from my freezer before I forget about it and it gets too old!  I had chicken breasts, mixed vegetables, and pie crusts.  Voila!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on July 23, 2008, 07:53:20 PM
I've got homemade chicken pot pie in the oven right now.  I'm trying to use up food from my freezer before I forget about it and it gets too old!  I had chicken breasts, mixed vegetables, and pie crusts.  Voila!

OT.. I LOVE that little rocker kitty!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: gjcva1 on July 23, 2008, 09:31:58 PM
panfried tilapia with citrus herb vinagrette, hot potato salad with both red and sweet potatos, and our FIRST ripe tomato of the season. it was really delish!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 23, 2008, 09:32:15 PM
We had apps for dinner..... brie slathered on rye bread with herbs on top.....just lazy I guess :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 23, 2008, 09:43:52 PM
We had apps for dinner..... brie slathered on rye bread with herbs on top.....just lazy I guess :)

That sounds like little open-faced sandwiches. Not lazy!

I love to take cocktail pumpernickel bread, spread it with a little butter, and top with freshly grated Parmesan and herbs, then pop it under the broiler for a minute to crisp the bread and melt the cheese. Delicious!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AmethystAnne on July 23, 2008, 11:33:29 PM
I made some soup out of what I had on hand:

about a cup of leftover cooked turkey, 2 cans of chicken broth, a 7 oz bag of alphabet noodles, cooked lentils(about 1/2 a bag), a can of drained kernal corn, a T each of onion powder & cumin & minced garlic (from a jar), and maybe about a quart of water.

It was good.

It's going to be pretty thick tomorrow when I go to have it for lunch tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 24, 2008, 02:10:21 AM
It's only 8AM, but I've already decided what's for dinner tonight.  :P
I'm making toad in the hole, with onion gravy and some sort of potatoes, probably either roast or mashed.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 24, 2008, 11:25:51 AM
It's only 8AM, but I've already decided what's for dinner tonight.  :P
I'm making toad in the hole, with onion gravy and some sort of potatoes, probably either roast or mashed.

Don't you mean chicken in a basket?   :P

Tonight's stewed pinto beans and tomatoes with a side of jalapeno potato chips.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 24, 2008, 11:37:48 AM


Don't you mean chicken in a basket?   :P

What's chicken in a basket? There are no chickens and no baskets involved in my toad in the hole!  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 24, 2008, 12:46:26 PM


Don't you mean chicken in a basket?   :P

What's chicken in a basket? There are no chickens and no baskets involved in my toad in the hole!  :D

Well, I'd much rather eat chicken than toad!  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 24, 2008, 12:52:39 PM
I'm a little confused - I thought Toad in a Hole was a piece of toast with a hole cut in the middle with a fried egg in the hole?

We're driving up to the country tonight so I have no idea what we're having for dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 24, 2008, 02:05:03 PM
Nope, Toad in the Hole is sausages cooked in a yorkshire pudding. It's absolutely delicious.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_in_the_hole

So, no toads involved either.  :D

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 24, 2008, 02:07:15 PM
Nope, Toad in the Hole is sausages cooked in a yorkshire pudding. It's absolutely delicious.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_in_the_hole

So, no toads involved either.  :D



Hehe, Mrs. O. read further down in that article  ;D ;D ;D  Still no toads though!

ETA - I have no idea where *I* could have heard the term though...I'm from NY not the West Coast!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 24, 2008, 02:39:19 PM


Hehe, Mrs. O. read further down in that article  ;D ;D ;D  Still no toads though!

Ah! Learn something new every day.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on July 24, 2008, 03:05:57 PM
We were scheduled for chili tonight, but we're going to have leftovers.  We have much soup, pad thai, and fried rice left over from this week.  And they're all so good!  Chili tomorrow...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 24, 2008, 04:01:31 PM
I'm a little confused - I thought Toad in a Hole was a piece of toast with a hole cut in the middle with a fried egg in the hole?

We're driving up to the country tonight so I have no idea what we're having for dinner.

So did I!  But my family always called it chicken in a basket.  One of my favorite blogs actually had a debate about the terminology for egg in toast today.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 24, 2008, 06:29:21 PM
Creamy chicken and wild rice soup along with some muffins. It's smelling very good right now!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 24, 2008, 07:04:22 PM
Hotdish. (Hamburger browned in a cast iron skillet with onions, salt, pepper, chili powder, and a dash of cumin, tossed with tomatoes, cooked macaroni, and shredded cheese and cooked over low heat until the cheese is melted. I also added peeled, diced zucchini to tonight's version.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on July 24, 2008, 07:19:25 PM
HOTDISH!!!!
I made a similar dinner...the always-well-received Taco Mac and Cheese with corn on the side.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on July 24, 2008, 07:21:36 PM
I'm a little confused - I thought Toad in a Hole was a piece of toast with a hole cut in the middle with a fried egg in the hole?

We're driving up to the country tonight so I have no idea what we're having for dinner.


That's Eggy-in-the-Basket!
Toad in the hole is what we call it when my BIL announces he has a date. >:D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 24, 2008, 08:11:36 PM
HOTDISH!!!!
I made a similar dinner...the always-well-received Taco Mac and Cheese with corn on the side.

The basic recipe is just the hamburger, onions, tomatoes, macaroni, salt, and pepper. I always add the extra seasonings, but my grandmother wouldn't have. The cheese and zucchini is really walking on the wild side. :D Sometimes I add diced peppers if I have them on hand.

The basic recipe can be changed to suit all sorts of tastes. I always think it's better when the beef and onions are cooked in a cast iron pan.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on July 24, 2008, 08:47:55 PM
Well, yeah, the pan is seasoned. It adds flavor!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on July 25, 2008, 12:39:42 AM
Going to a pub for dinner!  Hooray!  Going to eat fried food and dance to 80's music--> can anyone tell I'm getting a little homesick for the US? 

For lunch, I had udon.  For breakfast, sushi.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 25, 2008, 09:20:27 AM
Going to a pub for dinner!  Hooray!  Going to eat fried food and dance to 80's music--> can anyone tell I'm getting a little homesick for the US? 

For lunch, I had udon.  For breakfast, sushi.

Mmm to udon and sushi.  I'm having grown up green bean casserole.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: yupitsme on July 25, 2008, 11:00:02 AM
Going to the FILs for fish and Greek lentil soup. Friday = No meat.

I can't wait!!! It's sooooo Yummy!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on July 25, 2008, 01:13:48 PM
I like the "hot dish" moniker.  When I cook up some plain pasta with oil, garlic and parm cheese, I call it "hot pasta."  It's a name from childhood, when it was my favorite thing to make (and the only thing I ever made as a child, HA). 

Anyway, DH & I are making pizza tonight.  Since our homemade pizzas are kind of small and we want leftovers, we are making two pizzas.  One will be feta & sundried tomatoes; the other will be broccoli & red onion. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 25, 2008, 01:43:00 PM
I like the "hot dish" moniker.  When I cook up some plain pasta with oil, garlic and parm cheese, I call it "hot pasta."  It's a name from childhood, when it was my favorite thing to make (and the only thing I ever made as a child, HA). 

Anyway, DH & I are making pizza tonight.  Since our homemade pizzas are kind of small and we want leftovers, we are making two pizzas.  One will be feta & sundried tomatoes; the other will be broccoli & red onion. 

You do know you can use a bigger pan, more dough, sauce, cheese, etc., and you end up with bigger pizzas?  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on July 25, 2008, 01:45:17 PM
Leftover pulled pork and chili  ;D Mmmmm
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on July 25, 2008, 02:02:01 PM
Boiled peanuts!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Foureyesonemouth on July 25, 2008, 11:02:42 PM
Okay I wish I had boiled pnuts. :)

However, I am feeling the need to brag just a little. Hi, my name is Foureyesonemouth and I am domestically challenged. I come from a family of quite good cooks and bakers. Somehow I got skipped in the fixing food gene.

But Wednesday, we bought some fish that had to be eaten by tonight or frozen. So I bit the bullet and offered to cook for boyfriend. We have been dating seven years. I have done this less than a dozen times. Picture gotten? :) I put the fish in a ceramic dish, put a slice of yogurt cheese that was as big as the slice of fish then drizzled pineapple salsa on top. Baked for 20 minutes. Served with edamame. And it was edible!

Woohoo!  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on July 25, 2008, 11:04:29 PM
Subway!!! We ate fresh!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on July 26, 2008, 02:54:11 AM
Subway!!! We ate fresh!!!

Yum!  I miss Subway--the ones in Japan aren't as good as the ones in the US--plus they literally put four pickles on my foot long and I could remember how to ask for more, so I was stuck.

I'm going to get fast food on my way out tonight--I'm deciding between Wendy's 99 yen menu and Yoshinoya.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on July 26, 2008, 03:41:55 PM
I like the "hot dish" moniker.  When I cook up some plain pasta with oil, garlic and parm cheese, I call it "hot pasta."  It's a name from childhood, when it was my favorite thing to make (and the only thing I ever made as a child, HA). 

Anyway, DH & I are making pizza tonight.  Since our homemade pizzas are kind of small and we want leftovers, we are making two pizzas.  One will be feta & sundried tomatoes; the other will be broccoli & red onion. 

You do know you can use a bigger pan, more dough, sauce, cheese, etc., and you end up with bigger pizzas?  ;)

So I hear ... but the crusts were already made and it was more like, "I'm so dressing 2 of these tonight."
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 26, 2008, 04:21:51 PM
We're going to check out a new to us Thai place with some friends and some of their friends.

:) I looooooove Thai food!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: keelhaulrose on July 26, 2008, 04:22:56 PM
Grilled steaks with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chive mashed potatoes and a salad. One of my favorite dinners.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 26, 2008, 05:19:33 PM
DH and I had breakfast for dinner- bacon, eggs, sausage, french toast, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on July 26, 2008, 05:44:30 PM
I don't know what it is about breakfast for supper but every time I do that we end up laughing and carrying on and having a blast at the table. We always enjoy meals together but something about breakfast for supper just makes us all a little sillier.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 26, 2008, 05:54:19 PM
Tonight: fried chicken (frying even as we speak), mashed potatoes, cream gravy, biscuits, corn, and sauteed zucchini.

ETA that I am also making deviled eggs for late-night snacks.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on July 26, 2008, 06:12:42 PM
Bad food!

I got home after spending all day in the sun and went, ugh... cooking?  But I'm trying to be good and not order in, so...

Freezer yielded 1 lb ground beef that I'd cooked last week, plus green beans.  I nuked a couple potatoes until soft, then cut them into cubes.  Mixed all that together with gravy I made from a packet.  Tossed it into a dish, topped with cheese and baked for 35 minutes.

DD asked for seconds.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MOM21SON on July 26, 2008, 06:15:35 PM
Waiting for DH to come home from work so we can have spaghetti, salad and garlic bread!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 26, 2008, 07:25:20 PM
Whoever said that the way to a man's heart is through is stomach was talking about my husband!

I'm gratified to say that he's been raving about the fried chicken. He's always talked about the fried chicken his stepmother made when he was a kid (I don't know how she made it; she's long since divorced from his father, and I've never met either his father or his ex-stepmother), and tonight, my fried chicken matched hers.  :D Even my picky son ate a whole drumstick and a wing.

I am stuffed. The kitchen is a huge mess.

We have enough biscuits and gravy leftovers we can have for breakfast, and I might turn the leftover mashed potatoes into potato pancakes to go along with the biscuits and gravy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on July 26, 2008, 10:04:48 PM
Tonight we grilled baby back ribs and had oven baked fries.  We belatedly realized cole slaw sure would have been good, too!

Tomorrow I am doing a crockpot meal - Port Roast with Creamy Mustard Sauce.  It also has onion, carrots, and shallots, and will be served over egg noodls. Mmmmmm . . . can hardly wait!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 27, 2008, 12:08:59 PM


Tomorrow I am doing a crockpot meal - Port Roast with Creamy Mustard Sauce.  It also has onion, carrots, and shallots, and will be served over egg noodls. Mmmmmm . . . can hardly wait!!

Are you willing to share the recipe?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on July 27, 2008, 01:11:28 PM


Tomorrow I am doing a crockpot meal - Port Roast with Creamy Mustard Sauce.  It also has onion, carrots, and shallots, and will be served over egg noodls. Mmmmmm . . . can hardly wait!!

Are you willing to share the recipe?

Oh, of course . . . where are my manners?! ;)

I posted it here:

Pork Roast with Creamy Mustard Sauce (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=132.msg897276#msg897276)
http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=132.msg897276#msg897276

It's hands down my favorite pork dish AND my favorite crockpot meal.  It's cooking right now and I'm dying, but a few more hours to go!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on July 27, 2008, 08:29:01 PM
Tonight we ate grilled T-bone steaks (with my own rub recipe), and corn on the cob.  That's it!  It was good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on July 27, 2008, 09:26:12 PM
CRUD MONKEYS!, this thread is not good for me to read...

I miss American food so much...I have a running list of what I'm going to eat when I get home.  I love Japanese food but sometimes I just want some baby back ribs...yum...and a cupcake that I can be 100% sure doesn't have red beans anywhere in it.

And I'm coming back during the state fair!  So I'm going to try a fried Snickers bar, the idea of which absolutely horrifies my Japanese coworkers :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 27, 2008, 09:41:23 PM
CRUD MONKEYS!, this thread is not good for me to read...

I miss American food so much...I have a running list of what I'm going to eat when I get home.  I love Japanese food but sometimes I just want some baby back ribs...yum...and a cupcake that I can be 100% sure doesn't have red beans anywhere in it.

And I'm coming back during the state fair!  So I'm going to try a fried Snickers bar, the idea of which absolutely horrifies my Japanese coworkers :)

Which state fair?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on July 27, 2008, 10:08:26 PM
CRUD MONKEYS!, this thread is not good for me to read...

I miss American food so much...I have a running list of what I'm going to eat when I get home.  I love Japanese food but sometimes I just want some baby back ribs...yum...and a cupcake that I can be 100% sure doesn't have red beans anywhere in it.

And I'm coming back during the state fair!  So I'm going to try a fried Snickers bar, the idea of which absolutely horrifies my Japanese coworkers :)

Which state fair?


The Iowa State Fair, dare I say, the BEST state fair?   >:D

Hooray!  Food on sticks, pork tenderloins the size of your head, funnel cakes...mmm....and the mysterious Fried Snickers.  I'm super pumped! 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on July 27, 2008, 10:11:15 PM
I had a huge lunch at Cheesecake Factory today (pulled pork sandwich), so dinner is going to actually be dessert: my White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut cheesecake. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 28, 2008, 09:13:30 AM
I had a huge lunch at Cheesecake Factory today (pulled pork sandwich), so dinner is going to actually be dessert: my White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut cheesecake. :)

That is my current favorite!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 28, 2008, 09:14:38 AM


The Iowa State Fair, dare I say, the BEST state fair?   >:D


You mean the one that's a close second to the Minnesota State Fair? ;)

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 28, 2008, 10:07:00 AM


The Iowa State Fair, dare I say, the BEST state fair?   >:D


You mean the one that's a close second to the Minnesota State Fair? ;)



Y'all can tie for second, cause NC has first in the bag.

Tonight's the early bird special with the little old ladies from my choir.  They're taking me out for a good bye dinner, and if you're seated before 5:30 you get a complimentary cheddar biscuit and a free dish of banana pudding.

In preparing to leave NC, I'm consuming a year's worth of cholesterol and sugar.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on July 28, 2008, 10:35:50 AM
Well, the weather is absoluitely scorching today, so I'm making a chicken salad with honey mustard dressing for dinner. It's too warm to eat a hot, heavy meal.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on July 28, 2008, 10:58:45 AM
We will be having Chinese. DS#3 wants that and since he is having surgery tomorrow he gets to decide.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 28, 2008, 11:58:12 AM
We'll have leftover grilled steak from the weekend, fresh corn on the cob (picked yesterday!) and maybe some sweet potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 28, 2008, 01:26:54 PM
Tonight: I'm going to take the last of the fried chicken (I made a ton!) and cut up the meat for chicken salad. My Betty Crocker cookbook yielded a recipe for an apple bread, which I modified to include some cinnamon and cardamom, and that's in the oven now. I think it will go nicely with a cold chicken salad. In keeping with the cold meal theme, I think I'll serve fruit on the side (probably apple slices and orange segments).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: KCee on July 28, 2008, 02:29:48 PM
Tonight: I'm going to take the last of the fried chicken (I made a ton!) and cut up the meat for chicken salad. My Betty Crocker cookbook yielded a recipe for an apple bread, which I modified to include some cinnamon and cardamom, and that's in the oven now. I think it will go nicely with a cold chicken salad. In keeping with the cold meal theme, I think I'll serve fruit on the side (probably apple slices and orange segments).

See, this must be why I dreamed about having dinner at your house! Apple bread sounds delicious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 28, 2008, 02:31:39 PM

See, this must be why I dreamed about having dinner at your house! Apple bread sounds delicious.

:) All I can tell you so far, is that it definitely smells good (it's still in the oven).

Right now, I'm getting full on my lunch (a frittata with corn and zucchini).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on July 28, 2008, 05:13:53 PM
I don't know about tonight.  Maybe just some frozen, morningstar veggie burgers.  I have the Asian kind in the fridge.  But last night was a delicious red pineapple thai curry.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on July 28, 2008, 05:50:23 PM
Mesquite bbq pork tenderloin in the coutertop rotisserie, homemade cheddar and chive scalloped potatoes and baked beans.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Issa on July 28, 2008, 06:16:49 PM
I love this thread! It really gives me some great dinner ideas sometimes...

Last night we ate half a decent sized steak each, all delicious and medium rare, with a side of spaghetti, onions and grilled asparagus.

Tonight I'm not sure. It's either going to be white cheddar macaroni and cheese ( out of a box :p) , or if BF gets some tomatoes from the market, eggplant and zucchini ratatouille with some crusty bread on the side.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AmethystAnne on July 28, 2008, 07:53:37 PM
I had a Lebanon Bologna Sandwich with a little Miracle Whip on the soft white bread.

sniff, sniff, that's the last of the Lebanon Bologna from the packages that my parents brought from New Jersey. It was one of my birthday gifts from them earlier this month. And it's all gone!!!!  :'(     
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on July 29, 2008, 08:19:38 AM
Parma ham with melon to start, prosciutto and cheese tortellin with a napoletana sauce and ....... jelly for dessert. That doesn't quite tie in but the weather is pretty hot here and I don't want to spend too long in the kitchen.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 29, 2008, 08:56:26 AM
Honey basil chicken with roasted red potatoes and vegetables.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 29, 2008, 09:01:09 AM
Green beans and ratatouille with brown rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on July 29, 2008, 09:46:43 AM
We'll be eating out tonight.  DD has a few more things to get for cosplaying.  Since I refuse to buy an expensive men's suit at the mall for her to wear a time or two (one of the characters she'll be doing is Light from DeathNote) we're going to hit all of the Salvation Army and Goodwill type stores in the area.  I figure while I'm out, too, I'll look for a few pieces to add to my wardrobe for work (yay!).

So dinner tonight?  Probably Chili's or Applebees!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on July 29, 2008, 01:21:39 PM
I went grocery shopping, finally.  Dinner tonight is grilled chicken with a raspberry-pecan greens salad.  The chicken is marinating in a thick raspberry salad dressing until tonight. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on July 29, 2008, 01:47:56 PM
Salmon patties, mac and cheese and green peas.
One of my son's most frequently requested meals.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 29, 2008, 07:25:41 PM
We're having blackened tilapia, grilled zuchinia/squash and rice.

And we have a huge watermelon to dispatch of for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 29, 2008, 07:38:42 PM
I made a sort of "taco" hotdish (hamburger browned with onion, salt and pepper; can of tomato soup; bottle of mild taco sauce; cooked macaroni; frozen corn; LOTS of shredded cheese) that was a huge hit. I would have preferred to use egg noodles instead of macaroni, but I didn't have any on hand. Either way, it was ridiculously easy and very well-received.

For treats, I made peanut butter cookies with a cookie press, some in thin bars and some in long-ish straws. I dipped the ends of about half the cookies into melted chocolate (an idea inspired by my 1963 Betty Crocker Cooky Book) and left the other half plain. Using the cookie press, I got dozens and dozens of cookies out of a batch of dough. They're delicate and crisp, and perfect with a cup of coffee.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on July 29, 2008, 07:53:41 PM
Trying a new recipe tonight.  It's called Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza.  It's ready to pop into the oven.  It looks and smells so good, I can't wait to taste it!

It gets 5 stars on allrecipes.com, so it's gotta be good!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 29, 2008, 08:38:35 PM
Trying a new recipe tonight.  It's called Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza.  It's ready to pop into the oven.  It looks and smells so good, I can't wait to taste it!

It gets 5 stars on allrecipes.com, so it's gotta be good!

It sounds good. I love chicken pizzas, and I love buffalo chicken wings, so how can it miss?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on July 29, 2008, 09:16:26 PM
Trying a new recipe tonight.  It's called Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza.  It's ready to pop into the oven.  It looks and smells so good, I can't wait to taste it!

It gets 5 stars on allrecipes.com, so it's gotta be good!

It sounds good. I love chicken pizzas, and I love buffalo chicken wings, so how can it miss?

Well.  It was very tasty.  The problem was that it was so rich, two small pieces are about all we could handle each, and we know we're going to be hungry later when the richness (and the resulting sort of "sick" feeling) wears off.

But I think it would make a wonderful meal paired up with a salad or some other healthy side dish.  Alone, it's just too too, KWIM?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on July 29, 2008, 09:19:33 PM
No idea at all about dinner tonight.  My mom's coming into town, isn't super adventurous with Asian food, and can't eat with chopsticks, so maybe the Italian restaurant near my house?  I know, I know, but I think we should start out on a good foot.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Jessie on July 29, 2008, 11:25:57 PM
Tonight was del taco....again. I can't wait for the movers to get here with my kitchen so I can make some real food.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: beingkj on July 30, 2008, 01:22:45 AM
Last night was my world famous tuna pasta bake.

Okay, it's not famous, barely anyone has tried it, but it's good.

Let me know if you want the recipe.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on July 30, 2008, 04:37:44 AM
Tonight, some ox tail and pork belly are gently simmering in my oven in a red wine and tomato sauce.  This will be poured over pasta, with a side dish of raw fennel dipped into olive oil and salt.

It's freezing cold and raining outside and the smell is driving me insane!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: redwineonsundays on July 30, 2008, 04:44:11 AM
I'm a bit torn.  I left out lamb steaks to have with a salad, but the day is awful.  Cold, windy and raining.  I might make a potato bake and steamed vegetables to go with it instead.

Mmmm... just got home from work.  Don't you hate that time of the day where you are starving but know you have to wait for later until you eat dinner.  Snacking really does ruin my appetite!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on July 30, 2008, 05:05:28 AM
Yup - my braise won't be ready for another hour and I'm starving!  Might have a couple of pieces of candied ginger and a cup of tea to tide me over  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: snoopygirl on July 30, 2008, 05:17:08 AM
Lunch is going to be soup in a bit. Dinner is going to be McDonalds. So bad for you but I am home sick ( throat infection eek) and its the only thing I feel like eating.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 30, 2008, 07:53:28 AM
Tonight is the BF's birthday so I'm trying a new dish - a spicy shrimp and coconut milk curry, hopefully it will turn out well.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 30, 2008, 08:43:28 AM
Tonight is the BF's birthday so I'm trying a new dish - a spicy shrimp and coconut milk curry, hopefully it will turn out well.

That sounds delicious.

Tonight's my last night to cook in NC...I'm making pasta with truffle butter sauce, tomato salad and serving a nice cabernet.  All eaten off paper plates with plastic forks and cups, stolen from work, while sitting on the floor.

I'm so tired of moving.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on July 30, 2008, 08:55:52 AM
Tonight we're having chicken and rice casserole and broccoli. I looooove chicken and rice casserole. It is so easy, and soooooooooooo good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 30, 2008, 09:02:48 AM
Tonight we're having chicken and rice casserole and broccoli. I looooove chicken and rice casserole. It is so easy, and soooooooooooo good.

So you're having chicken hotdish, then? :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on July 30, 2008, 12:31:19 PM
we had our wednesday night special: fresh baguettes, tuna salad, sliced eggs, sliced veggies, olives/pickles, oven fries. yum yum yum. yummmmmm
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on July 30, 2008, 01:42:01 PM
Lemon chicken with feta cheese, spinach and either couscous or rice with tomato bits for color.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on July 30, 2008, 01:45:54 PM
Tonight we're having chicken and rice casserole and broccoli. I looooove chicken and rice casserole. It is so easy, and soooooooooooo good.

So you're having chicken hotdish, then? :D

Yes, yes we are. It even has cream of mushroom soup.....the mark of a good hotdish.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 30, 2008, 01:48:07 PM
Tonight we're having chicken and rice casserole and broccoli. I looooove chicken and rice casserole. It is so easy, and soooooooooooo good.

So you're having chicken hotdish, then? :D

Yes, yes we are. It even has cream of mushroom soup.....the mark of a good hotdish.

And that is why I've never taken to casseroles....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on July 30, 2008, 01:51:16 PM
Tonight is rotisserie chicken and farfalle pasta in cream sauce.  The recipe looks so good, I was practically drooling while I read it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on July 30, 2008, 03:47:36 PM
I'm having chicken as well tonight. I am going to make it with olive oil and have rice and steam veggies. Tomorrow I am making my special pasta dish with scallops. Last time I made scallops I overcooked them :( so wish me luck tomorrow!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on July 30, 2008, 08:53:20 PM
We had grilled shrimp and zucchini/squash (can you tell what we're harvesting now, lol), and more of the recently sliced up watermelon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 30, 2008, 08:54:54 PM
We had leftovers after swim team practice. Swim team is on a break now until September! :)

Marina, we're harvesting a lot of zucchini right now too. I'm using it in everything!

We should have corn ready any time now.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on July 31, 2008, 07:34:25 AM
The last little bit of ratatouille...this is my last night in my apartment before I move to CA!   :o
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on July 31, 2008, 07:41:22 AM
Tonight is the BF's birthday so I'm trying a new dish - a spicy shrimp and coconut milk curry, hopefully it will turn out well.

That sounds delicious.

Tonight's my last night to cook in NC...I'm making pasta with truffle butter sauce, tomato salad and serving a nice cabernet.  All eaten off paper plates with plastic forks and cups, stolen from work, while sitting on the floor.

I'm so tired of moving.

It was ridiculously good - maybe the best thing we have ever cooked!!! If anyone is interested I'll post the recipe - the sauce was so yummy that we are having the leftover with chicken we will cook tonight!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on July 31, 2008, 08:25:53 AM
We had grilled shrimp and zucchini/squash (can you tell what we're harvesting now, lol), and more of the recently sliced up watermelon.

What are some more ways to use squash? I have a ton of it, and I'm not sure what to do!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Thipu1 on July 31, 2008, 10:53:09 AM
Cajun marinated salmon steak with taboullah and green salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on July 31, 2008, 03:44:33 PM
You can use up the squash for soup, maybe.  Or vegetable lasagna? 

Last night was Linguine with White Wine Clam Sauce.  Used up parsley, and froze the other half of the bunch for next time.

Tonight is Chicken Satay with a side (canned) lentil mix that I love.  Sounds bad, re: the side but that brand is just so good.  The chicken I'm going to make in a bunch of things -- yellow curry, coriander, coconut cream.  Never made it before.

Friday will be homemade pizza, per usual :-) 

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on July 31, 2008, 04:00:22 PM
I'm not sure. It's 3:00. I worked this morning until noon, then the kids and I went to several thrift stores to buy "new" toys for the gym. We just got home half an hour ago, then I dropped Jane off at a friend's house to go swimming.

I'm tired.

I don't want to cook!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on August 02, 2008, 02:05:11 PM
Tonight we are going to have cornish game hen, stuffed with carrots, celery, & onion (or miripoix as my DH likes to say), mushrooms, and a side of long grain & wild rice.  This is my DH's dish, something he just always pulls out of the air when cooking.  Tonight I'm going to try to actually document it and write up a recipe.  I know it's not complicated, but I just like to have these things written down!

Last night was appetizer night.  I made our standard favorite - olive stuffed cheese balls.  I also tried a new appetizer, crostini with proscuitto wrapped figs & goat cheese.  It was, um, different. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brain Fluff on August 02, 2008, 03:23:44 PM
Curred roasted pork and onions with palak paneer over brown rice with corn and peas

dehydrating banana chips.

YUMMIE!


Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on August 02, 2008, 03:29:41 PM
We are having homemade French onion soup. This way everyone including DS#3 can have the same thing.
DS#3 will be smoother and in a cup but it will be the same.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on August 05, 2008, 06:00:38 PM
We're going to have grilled turkey tenderloin with roast potatoes and grilled onions.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 05, 2008, 06:37:13 PM
I'm making baked beans from scratch, but I got started much too late in the day for them to be ready yet, so I whipped up some ham and eggs and toast for Mr. F. Tonight's his band practice night, so he needed to eat right away and get going.

Jane and I are having leftover au gratin potatoes with cubed ham, and I suppose Julian will have PBJ. :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on August 05, 2008, 06:38:33 PM
Broccolini with penne, sauteed in olive oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper, then tossed with parmesan and romano cheese.  I could have eaten the entire pot!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 05, 2008, 06:39:46 PM
I'm thinking possibly turkey burgers, wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. I'm going to lift my ban on potatoes (I'm trying to lose some weight) just for tonight and have garlic fries, because they're baked (I know, oxymoronic).

If my mom didn't pick up ground turkey like I asked, I'm not sure what I'm going to do.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on August 05, 2008, 06:52:16 PM
tonight.. it's Dirty Martinis.  Vodka and green olives with a splash of olive juice.

Oh..  food?  Umm.... beans and cheese.

and another Dirty Martini   (bad day at work with a colossal infant and a migraine)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 05, 2008, 06:57:38 PM
  (bad day at work with a colossal infant

I must admit, this part has me fascinated...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on August 05, 2008, 07:08:45 PM
Last day in Japan and I'm quite tired of most Japanese food--so I might have Italian food for dinner  >:D

Tomorrow--an entire day on the airplane, eating the junk they call food

Friday--gorging myself on delicious American food!!!!  And then the state fair...fried snickers bars!  Hooray!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on August 05, 2008, 07:21:28 PM
k.. I'm in the middle of a big reshuffle at work.  Right now my group of 19 is spread out and I have managed to rearrange a bunch of people so I have 19 desks all together for my group.   We have 3 rows of 8 desks... each row is 8 desks, four down 2 across.  We have windows, but only 6 (three rows, each row has 2 window seats).


I worked with the *important* people in the group, and the leads, and the boss, and came up with an arrangement that was agreeable for most.  I say most, because I figure if the leads and the boss say "this is good" then, well, this is good! It's mostly these 4 people are an individual group, these 2 work with those 4, these 6 work on this project...

I had Mr. Colossal Infant ONE FREAKING DESK away from a window seat.  One desk away.  Honestly, the way the desks are set up, he has a better view from the desk I had him at.  So he has a fit.  A screaming stomping spitting turning red FIT because he doesn't have a window seat.  He MUST have one (he's new to the group, about a year.. I went by seniority).   He must, you see, because he has an eye disease.  According to his doctor he is going blind and to cure this eye disease he has to look out the window every hour.  He has not had a window seat since he started the group.  None of us has.

So after several fits, the boss says we're going to draw numbers.  #1 gets first pick for a desk, #2 gets second pick and so on.  All of us together convinced Mr. Colossal Infant that  the two rows that are not affected by him are HAPPY and want to keep the configuration.  It works for us, it works for the work we do, so can they just draw numbers for the 8 desks that Mr. CI is in.   He agrees.

So.. he's all anxious to draw a number... and drew #7.  I about died laughing right then.  He ended up in exactly the same desk I had him in to begin with.  He is still one desk away from a window.  

All the guys were saying to just give him the stupid window seat, they are there to work anyway.  the boss says it's a stupid prison window (I didn't ask how he knew) but it's barely 6 inches wide and 12 feet tall.  The women were all asking WHY are we rewarding his behavior?  So we drew numbers, and he got the same seat.  HA.  karma.  the guys told me to just let him have it, it's a small thing for him,  I'm better than that and besides, with behavior like that, do I really think he has *any* respect from anybody?   Do I really think that he's allowed to talk to customers?  (I work for a major airplane manufacturer)

He also screamed that he didn't get a full time parking pass (we got 4 for 19 people, so rotate them every week).  He says he MUST have a parking pass to park closer because he has to drive his daughter to school (like others in the group) and if he walks that far his 'gout' bothers him.  he says this as he pressses his side. He will say again, for emphasis, his GOUT (press hand to side and wince).  Gout is in your foot, usually the big toe.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 05, 2008, 07:26:56 PM


Eep! I'm sorry you have to deal with an adult who is acting like a child having a tantrum. From your first post, though, I really envisioned a very large infant... ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on August 05, 2008, 07:30:59 PM
I don't have to sit next to him.  In all honesty, if he had come up to me and said "geordicat, I hate to be a pest, but I have an issue.  See, my doc said that I have to do this, here's his note, and it would really be beneficial, and it would help me if I can have a window seat.  Can we maybe work with everyone?"  I would have bent over backwards to help him. 

No, he had to demand and stomp.  Seriously.  He was having a full out temper tantrum.

The guys that got window seats?  Well, ya, I talked to the boss and the leads, but I can be swayed by Rice Krispy Treats!  Heck, *I* don't even have a window and I have S.A.D.  Documented and all.  I chose an aisle seat because I get a lot of traffic and having a window seat would be incredibly disruptive to the rest of my cube mates.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on August 06, 2008, 01:32:16 PM
No clue, but not on the road food!

Possibly I'll take myself out for Vietnamese food, maybe heat a microwave dinner and enjoy a gorgeous California sunset.

Too bad I don't know a single soul here.   :-\
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on August 06, 2008, 03:59:11 PM
No clue, but not on the road food!

Possibly I'll take myself out for Vietnamese food, maybe heat a microwave dinner and enjoy a gorgeous California sunset.

Too bad I don't know a single soul here.   :-\


Well thats why the internet is aweeeeesome :) You know plenty of souls here hun :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Bibliophile on August 06, 2008, 04:13:49 PM
I'm thinking possibly turkey burgers, wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. I'm going to lift my ban on potatoes (I'm trying to lose some weight) just for tonight and have garlic fries, because they're baked (I know, oxymoronic).

If my mom didn't pick up ground turkey like I asked, I'm not sure what I'm going to do.

A ban on potatoes?!?  Why, that's just crazy talk!  Seriously, I love potatoes...  Too bad they're so carb-y.   :P 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 06, 2008, 04:26:46 PM
No clue, but not on the road food!

Possibly I'll take myself out for Vietnamese food, maybe heat a microwave dinner and enjoy a gorgeous California sunset.

Too bad I don't know a single soul here.   :-\

Where in CA? You might know a few souls here...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on August 07, 2008, 02:15:49 PM
Soup, steak and salad tonight. With a baked potato, provided I can figure out how to microwave them as it is too hot and humid to turn on the oven.

Does anyone know how to microwave a baked potato?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on August 07, 2008, 04:45:30 PM
Pierce it with a fork and put it on a microwave safe plate and let it go about ten minutes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on August 07, 2008, 05:43:14 PM
I'm having hazelnut pork with sweet potatoes and a spinach salad. YUM!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 07, 2008, 06:00:17 PM
Tonight I'm having to keep it fairly light, because I had a big lunch and I splurged my WW points on the chicken teriyaki bowl fundraiser here at work. Good meal, but gaaaahhh...almost half my daily allotment.

Anyway...I'm doing a WW recipe I picked up off the Intarwebz - "Royal Canadian Club Sandwich." It's a sandwich made of Canadian bacon, lightly fried, topped with grated sharp cheddar cheese, with sliced pickles and Dijon mustard. It's supposed to be made on light rye, but I'm not overly fond of rye bread, so I'm making it on whole-grain wheat bread. Easy (except that I'm going to have to deal with a hot stove), tasty and all of 4 points, plus whatever fruit I can come up with on the side.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on August 07, 2008, 06:01:40 PM
Toasted club sandwiches (ham, turkey, & bacon) with chips and dill pickles.  Like eating in our own little deli!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 07, 2008, 06:08:43 PM
Toasted club sandwiches (ham, turkey, & bacon) with chips and dill pickles.  Like eating in our own little deli!

wait, we're having almost the same thing!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on August 07, 2008, 06:17:29 PM
chicken and cheese enchiladas!   YUM!

I even made a huge dish for my neighbor.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 07, 2008, 06:36:08 PM
Burger bean hotdish (baked beans mixed with onions and browned ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, and a dash of hot sauce, served over biscuits), peas and corn, sauteed zucchini, and orange cookies for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Bratski on August 07, 2008, 07:12:57 PM
Three cheese lasagna, garlic bread, Caesar salad and chocolate cake. Trust me there are no leftovers. ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on August 07, 2008, 07:15:42 PM
Burgers on the grill tonight.  My secret recipe, which is really just a packet of Good Seasons Garlic & Cheese salad dressing, and some shredded parmesan cheese mixed into the meat.  But oh, man!  It makes some tasty burgers!  My dd has discovered smoothies, and is having them pretty much every day for dinner.  Yesterday it was mango & banana, today it is strawberry & banana.  We picked up the ingredients for tomorrow, which will be blueberry banana.  I'm all for it because she's getting way more nutrition than she would from a hotdog & potato chips!   :P

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Boots on August 07, 2008, 07:26:47 PM
Baked chickens with the cavities stuffed with onion, bay leaves and ginger sliver, corn, mashed potatoes, gravy and dinner rolls. Our favorite meal and the house smells soooooo good!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Abby T on August 08, 2008, 03:46:40 AM
Pierce it with a fork and put it on a microwave safe plate and let it go about ten minutes.
Thanks, Auntie Venom. I don't use a microwave very often so have a nasty habit of forgetting all the little 'cheats'.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: beingkj on August 08, 2008, 04:49:33 AM
dry fried chicken breast with garlic, wrapped in lite leg ham, topped with dijionnaise. It has got to be the most decadent thing I can come up with that's still on my diet plan.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on August 08, 2008, 05:06:26 AM
We're having stuffed zucchini, this time the stuffing will be ground beef (lightly browned before I put the whole thing in the oven), tomatoes, feta cheese, possibly a few olives and onion/garlic/herbs, with fresh potatoes, salad and zaziki.
We've got a friend coming over for dinner, so there'll even be dessert:
Nectarine-apple cake with vanilla icecream. The cake turned out really crumbly, so it's not so nice on its own but perfect with ice cream.

Since it's Friday, we'll have a glass of wine with it, either Trollinger or Kerner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 08, 2008, 10:50:13 AM
We're having stuffed zucchini, this time the stuffing will be ground beef (lightly browned before I put the whole thing in the oven), tomatoes, feta cheese, possibly a few olives and onion/garlic/herbs, with fresh potatoes, salad and zaziki.
We've got a friend coming over for dinner, so there'll even be dessert:
Nectarine-apple cake with vanilla icecream. The cake turned out really crumbly, so it's not so nice on its own but perfect with ice cream.

Since it's Friday, we'll have a glass of wine with it, either Trollinger or Kerner.

I know it's not polite to invite oneself to dinner, but I simply can't resist this one! :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on August 10, 2008, 09:41:14 AM
We're having stuffed zucchini, this time the stuffing will be ground beef (lightly browned before I put the whole thing in the oven), tomatoes, feta cheese, possibly a few olives and onion/garlic/herbs, with fresh potatoes, salad and zaziki.
We've got a friend coming over for dinner, so there'll even be dessert:
Nectarine-apple cake with vanilla icecream. The cake turned out really crumbly, so it's not so nice on its own but perfect with ice cream.

Since it's Friday, we'll have a glass of wine with it, either Trollinger or Kerner.

I know it's not polite to invite oneself to dinner, but I simply can't resist this one! :D

sorry I didn't see this earlier - I would've invited you right away. It's been all eaten now and the wine was lovely too (we picked the white, Kerner, mmmm)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 10, 2008, 05:12:59 PM
Homemade potato soup.

I was going to make zucchini cake, but Mr. F won't let me use sharp knives or the food processor while I'm on Vicodin, which kind of irritates me, because I'm hardly impaired.  ::)

Anyway, I made the soup this morning after a craving for comfort food I didn't have to chew much. Yes, I used a sharp knife to cut the potatoes, but that was before Mr. F issued his edict.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on August 10, 2008, 05:15:25 PM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!  Oh that sounds SO good right now.  Serious good comfort food.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on August 10, 2008, 06:43:13 PM
Homemade potato soup.

I was going to make zucchini cake, but Mr. F won't let me use sharp knives or the food processor while I'm on Vicodin, which kind of irritates me, because I'm hardly impaired.  ::)

Anyway, I made the soup this morning after a craving for comfort food I didn't have to chew much. Yes, I used a sharp knife to cut the potatoes, but that was before Mr. F issued his edict.

I think Mr. F. should get take out so you don't have to cook at all tonight!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 10, 2008, 06:59:37 PM


I think Mr. F. should get take out so you don't have to cook at all tonight!

I'm sure he'd be happy to, but it's okay. The soup is already made. :)

I do think HE should make the cake, of course!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 10, 2008, 08:50:25 PM
crockpot BBQ pork on sandwich rolls and cole slaw, along with avocado/tomato/red onion salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on August 11, 2008, 04:31:24 PM
Crockpot chicken chow mein over rice with chow mein noodles sprinkled on top and green salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 11, 2008, 04:36:48 PM
I'm not sure. My craving for potato soup hasn't been fully satisfied, but we ate up yesterday's batch. I might make some more, otherwise I think I will ask Mr. F to pick something up on his way home. I don't feel up to making a multiple course meal.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on August 11, 2008, 05:05:05 PM
I'm about to start "Brinner"- Breakfast for Dinner.

Eggs, sausage, toast, OJ...it's a nice change every once in while. I can always eat eggs!  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 11, 2008, 06:09:47 PM
Last night's leftovers ended up staying in the crockpot and burning (because I forgot to turn it off), so no leftover BBQ pork for me tonight. :(

I'm thinking bean, cheese and (brown) rice burritos, with a salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: penelope2017 on August 11, 2008, 06:17:21 PM
I was wondering if I could request a recipe for Cathy's potato soup and baked beans from scratch. If you don't mind...

Hope you are feeling better.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 11, 2008, 06:24:34 PM
I was wondering if I could request a recipe for Cathy's potato soup and baked beans from scratch. If you don't mind...

Hope you are feeling better.

Of course you can! I'll post in the recipe folder.

I was feeling better until the Novocaine wore off. After that, the pain was worse than before, and I don't know why. I had to call the dentist, and he called in a prescription for a stronger painkiller, and we moved my root canal up to Wednesday.

Mr. F picked up the Rx and brought home creamy tomato basil soup from the Albertson's deli.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: penelope2017 on August 11, 2008, 07:01:48 PM
Thank you so much! That potato soup sounds heavenly already. I have several chive plants for the top. I can't wait for the baked beans recipe.

I am glad you got your prescription and your tomato basil soup. Thanks again. My daughter loves potatoes so I will be making this soup this week!

Good luck with your root canal.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 11, 2008, 07:15:42 PM
Thank you so much! That potato soup sounds heavenly already. I have several chive plants for the top. I can't wait for the baked beans recipe.

I am glad you got your prescription and your tomato basil soup. Thanks again. My daughter loves potatoes so I will be making this soup this week!

Good luck with your root canal.

Thanks! Experiment a little with the amounts of milk, sour cream, and buds to see what you like. You can also put a spoonful of sour cream on each serving before sprinkling the bacon and chives. My daughter loves potatoes and loves this soup too. The bacon also gives it a good flavor.

I'll get the beans recipe to you soon, but it's basically Great Northern beans soaked over night and cooked with molasses, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, onions, chili powder, and bacon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 11, 2008, 07:44:49 PM
just had my BCBR burritos (they turned out pretty small because my tortillas weren't burrito-size) - they were surprisingly filling!! Just refried beans out of a can, microwave brown rice, packaged shredded cheese and whole-wheat tortillas, but I rarely have a simple meal that's so satisfying and filling - not to mention fairly healthy. :)

This one is going into the regular rotation for those evenings when I really don't feel like cooking a full-on dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on August 12, 2008, 01:13:01 AM
I'm going to make bubble and squeak with the left over roast potatoes from last night's chicken dinner.  Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on August 12, 2008, 05:12:36 PM
Grilled pork chops, lemon-basil carrots, and cheesy orzo.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: IDriveADodgeStratus on August 12, 2008, 05:15:46 PM
Stir fried chicken and fried rice, and homemade egg rolls.  I'm hoping they turn out okay.  I'm also going to try making my own sweet and sour sauce.  Keep your fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on August 12, 2008, 05:18:30 PM
We are having Grilled Boneless porkchops, fresh corn- grilled and fresh sliced tomatoes. Yum!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Boots on August 12, 2008, 05:19:50 PM
Chalupa night!  Taco meat, refrieds, cheese, lettuce, sour cream. I can't wait!   ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on August 13, 2008, 02:13:56 AM
Tonight we'll just have pasta bolognese, DH is going on a longish cycling tour with his best friend, and they are bound to be hungry and craving carbs when they get back. So pasta bolognese, a tossed salad and some garlic bread it is.
With a beer for them, of course, and water for me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on August 13, 2008, 02:15:54 AM
Tonight was a beefy chili and maple-cornbread.

Tomorrow night, I'm going to reheat lasagna I had leftover from Midalah's visit and make garlic bread and salad.



Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on August 13, 2008, 07:29:08 AM
Sloppy Joes (one of my favorite meals  :P) and sweet corn on the cob that my uncle gave us from his farm  ;D mmmm It's only 8:30 in the morning and I'm thinking about dinner already.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: tbroom on August 13, 2008, 11:40:41 AM
I think I might make Chinese Pepper Steak for supper. Or hamburgers. It all depends on how motivated I am when it's time to start.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 13, 2008, 11:50:56 AM
I'll be eating soup. I'm not sure what I'll do for Mr. F and the kids.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on August 13, 2008, 11:52:47 AM
Grilled shrimp and baby potato kabobs.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on August 13, 2008, 11:53:36 AM
I'm going to make bubble and squeak with the left over roast potatoes from last night's chicken dinner.  Yum!


What is bubble and squeak? I've heard of it, but I don't know what it is.....
We're having a chicken lasagna, salad and garlic bread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on August 13, 2008, 11:58:52 AM
I want lasagna now, although the bolognese was good.
I think we're having lasagna on Saturday (the next time hubby will have a full meal at home) or Monday (when we have guests)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 13, 2008, 12:35:15 PM
I want lasagna now, although the bolognese was good.
I think we're having lasagna on Saturday (the next time hubby will have a full meal at home) or Monday (when we have guests)

I want lasagna now, too. :( But I'm sick. It'll be soup and crackers for me tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on August 13, 2008, 12:57:59 PM
I want lasagna now, although the bolognese was good.
I think we're having lasagna on Saturday (the next time hubby will have a full meal at home) or Monday (when we have guests)

I want lasagna now, too. :( But I'm sick. It'll be soup and crackers for me tonight.

soup's nice too.
It's cucumber for me, since the pasta (we had it at lunch time) had more than enougb calories for someone fighting pounds and a stupid, lazy thyroid!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 13, 2008, 01:15:37 PM
I want lasagna now, although the bolognese was good.
I think we're having lasagna on Saturday (the next time hubby will have a full meal at home) or Monday (when we have guests)

I want lasagna now, too. :( But I'm sick. It'll be soup and crackers for me tonight.

soup's nice too.
It's cucumber for me, since the pasta (we had it at lunch time) had more than enougb calories for someone fighting pounds and a stupid, lazy thyroid!

soup is nice, but I'm just having the prepackaged stuff because I really don't feel like making real food.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on August 13, 2008, 03:38:25 PM
I had chicken madras for dinner, as my consultant told me today to eat lots of spicy foods to try and get this baby out! I ate it about an hour ago, nothing's happened yet though.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on August 13, 2008, 03:48:09 PM
I had chicken madras for dinner, as my consultant told me today to eat lots of spicy foods to try and get this baby out! I ate it about an hour ago, nothing's happened yet though.

This made me giggle....maybe you should have had seconds? :P

We're having some sort of steak - BF is cooking it, I might stop by the grocery store on the way home though, you've all got me craving garlic bread now!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 13, 2008, 04:38:11 PM
I had chicken madras for dinner, as my consultant told me today to eat lots of spicy foods to try and get this baby out! I ate it about an hour ago, nothing's happened yet though.

Eat a second helping and then go for a nice brisk walk.  ;D  (Kayla's only three weeks behind you!)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on August 14, 2008, 11:43:26 AM
Eat a second helping and then go for a nice brisk walk.  ;D  (Kayla's only three weeks behind you!)

Kayla's almost due already???? How did that happen so fast?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 14, 2008, 12:38:24 PM

Kayla's almost due already???? How did that happen so fast?

I'm not sure. I'm still not sure how she got to be 21 so fast!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on August 14, 2008, 12:41:41 PM


Eat a second helping and then go for a nice brisk walk.  ;D 
I wish! I'm hobbling around on crutches at the moment. I had the leftovers for lunch today though, then drank a litre of pineapple juice and am taking raspberry leaf tablets. nothing's working so far. I think this baby must be really comfortable in there.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on August 14, 2008, 03:48:42 PM
Semi-homemade pizzas:

Mama Mary's pizza crusts (2-pack)
1 jar of Ragu's pizza sauce
browned Jimmie Dean hot ground sausage on one pizza
Margherita sliced pepperonis on the other
1 small can of sliced button mushrooms on each pizza
Shredded mozerrella cheese

Bake for 10 minutes and we're ready to eat!
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Post by: Boots on August 14, 2008, 05:52:52 PM
My 13 year old dd is making dinner tonight.  ;D  Hamburger helper.  I have half a loaf of french bread in the pantry and salad for a side.
The boys get to clean the kitchen!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 14, 2008, 06:31:26 PM
I still can't chew, and I'm well and truly tired of this. Even chewing on the other side of my mouth causes pain on the affected side of my mouth.

I am making scrambled eggs and cheese, which are soft enough that I can eat them without really fully chewing them. There are still cinnamon rolls left the kids can have along with supper, and I'll make toast for Mr. F to have with his.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on August 14, 2008, 06:55:19 PM
We had a Boston Butt I had cooking in the crockpot since 6am with mashed potatoes, green beans and yeast rolls. My men are in heaven....they do loves a good hog.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Boots on August 15, 2008, 10:56:43 AM
CRUD MONKEYS! Aunti Venom, I am so doing that tomorrow for the weekend! I bet your house smells heavenly!  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Aggiesque on August 15, 2008, 11:11:24 AM
Just put a whole chicken in the crockpot tonight, spiced with salt and garlic and onion and cumin and chili powder and basil and a can of tomatoes around it. I think it will be good!
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Post by: MDefarge on August 15, 2008, 11:22:34 AM
Chicken Parm and pasta tonight - no ideas yet for the rest of the weekend/week.
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Post by: Heat04 on August 15, 2008, 12:52:52 PM
It's our pig out night....cheeseburger subs, pizza, and wine for me  ;D
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Post by: mbbored on August 15, 2008, 02:41:33 PM
Gussied up frozen enchiladas with extra salsa and local avocado.

I am so loving the California produce, but my current "apartment" not only lacks internet, but only has a minifridge and microwave.  Sigh.
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Post by: Visiting Crazy Town on August 15, 2008, 03:01:08 PM
I'm going to make geordicat enchilada recipe  along with spanish rice, homemade refried beans and a  green salad

Shay
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on August 15, 2008, 04:58:26 PM
We are having homemade vegetable soup made from vegetables that are fresh from the garden with a chocolate trifle for dessert.

I am trying the recipe for the chocolate trifle for the first time so I have no idea if it will be good. It looks yummy.
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Post by: keelhaulrose on August 15, 2008, 05:18:35 PM
Chicken Kiev with some noodles and sweet corn
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Post by: artk2002 on August 15, 2008, 05:54:47 PM
Grilled chicken with Penzey's Jerk spice.  Orzo salad with cucumber, tomato, olives and feta cheese.  Grapes and watermelon.  Iced tea.

We're having a picnic dinner at the Theatricum Botanicum (an outdoor theater here) prior to seeing Macbeth.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 15, 2008, 08:41:04 PM
We had pizza. The grocery store has a take-and-bake pizza shop, and they were selling family size pizzas at buy one, get one free this evening. I bought a pepperoni (and had them bake it) for tonight, and a Hawaiian pineapple (unbaked) to put in the fridge for the babysitter tomorrow night. (We got invited to a 40th birthday party tomorrow night.)
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Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 15, 2008, 09:09:06 PM
whole wheat pasta, roasted veggies in balsamic butter sauce (frozen, from Trader Joe's), and chicken.
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Post by: SkylerY on August 17, 2008, 06:50:29 PM
Last night we had a couple over for dinner.  We had antipast that consisted of marinated mushrooms, marinated artichokes, roasted red peppers, mozzarella, dried sharp provolone, pimento-stuffed green olives, black olives, rolled proscuitto, capricola, salami, and (by DH's insistence) good old Virginia ham.  Dinner was Oriental flank stank, Tomato-Onion-Avocado Salad (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=4699.msg84884#ms84884) (recipe courtesy of Sibby!), Orzo with Celery, Pecans, and Cranberries (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=119.msg814768#new) (but with slivered almonds instead of pecans), and proscuitto wrapped sesame breadsticks.

Dessert was a store bought (but delicious!!) Irish Creme pie.

No wine because the wife of the couple was pregnant (yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!), but we did have some good old Southern sweet tea (decaf of course!) She was from Tennessee and definitely appreciated it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hobish on August 17, 2008, 10:34:45 PM

Camper food! Pretty much the only time i like to cook is on the grill at my camper. I marinated chicken tenders in Italian dressing and vermouth and lemon juice with a couple of garlic cloves thrown in for good measure. It turned out great! With that we had grilled corn on the cob - yum! Jersey corn! - and a cucumber and tomato salad.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on August 18, 2008, 02:58:12 AM
We're having friends over tonight, and I'm setting up a taco bar with all the yummies.

(which is why I should be cleaning/preparing food/grocery shopping for the fresh ingredients right now)
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Post by: Abby T on August 18, 2008, 06:21:50 AM
Fajitas. It is my standby 'I'm feeling lazy' food. I'll make some jelly/jello for dessert.
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Post by: cocacola35 on August 18, 2008, 09:38:51 AM
Last night I attempted to duplicate one of my favorite meals at Carrabas Italian Restaraunt- Chicken Bryon.

I seasoned two chicken breasts with lemon, salt, and pepper.  Then cooked and seared them on a skillet grill.  At the last minute I put a slice of goat cheese, sauce (fresh basil, thyme, lemon juice and zest, salt, pepper, cayanne pepper, olive oil), and sundried tomatoes on top.  I left all this on the grill for a minute to let the cheese soften some.  We had some flavored rice and steamed green beans with it.

I turned out to be pretty good- not exactly like the restaraunt recipe, but close.  I think I will add some wine and butter to the sauce next time.

Tonight we may have tuna steaks- if they defrost in time!  If not then butter chicken- been craving that curry goodness for awhile now!   ;D
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Post by: Brentwood on August 18, 2008, 11:20:05 AM
We are going to the fair today. We're eating a big brunch beforehand, but we'll probably have "fair food" for supper.
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Post by: MDefarge on August 19, 2008, 12:05:32 PM
The BF is making Chicken and Potato Curry Soup from some of the leftover roast chicken I made on Sunday. 
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Post by: McCutieBelle on August 19, 2008, 05:06:21 PM
I don't know if I want spaghetti with portabello mushroom sauce and spinach salad OR a nice piece of tilapia with spaghetti with olive oil and veggies...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 19, 2008, 05:16:23 PM
Zucchini boats, homemade rolls (made one pan of cloverleaf rolls and one pan of Parker House rolls), peaches, and oatmeal cookie bars.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on August 19, 2008, 06:29:29 PM
Cathy, I'm going to have to try to make one of your roll recipes, once I get back to a real kitchen.

Tonight I'm joining my brother's fiance's high school best friend and her husband for vegan Vietnamese.  Strange connection, but it's nice to have somebody to hang out with.  Plus I'm excited about the faux-meat.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Boots on August 20, 2008, 02:41:31 PM
Chicken parmesan, garlic toast and green beans.
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Post by: Sandi Papaya on August 21, 2008, 09:17:13 PM
Chicken teriyaki, brown rice and a green salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 21, 2008, 09:20:13 PM
We had that kid-friendly classic: beans and weenies. I also made pasta salad with veggies, and we had tortilla chips with my friend's fresh salsa made by her with tomatoes from her garden. :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on August 26, 2008, 07:49:58 PM
Cathy, I hope your family enjoys all the from scratch cooking you do.

I had pad thai with tofu, and a soup my SIL calls liquid pad thai: vegetable broth, pineapple, bean sprouts, mushrooms & tofu.  Sweet and savory at the same time.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 26, 2008, 09:27:10 PM
Cathy, I hope your family enjoys all the from scratch cooking you do.

They do. ;)

I admit I do it for myself as much as for them. I find old-fashioned recipes and old-fashioned cooking to be soothing, therapeutic almost.

That said, tonight we had sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, homemade cinnamon syrup and super-juicy fresh peaches I bought on sale.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on August 27, 2008, 11:01:01 AM
We're going to have Brinner (breakfast for dinner) tonight - homestyle potatoes, scrambled eggs, and maybe French Toast, if I'm feeling ambitious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: IDriveADodgeStratus on August 27, 2008, 11:14:06 AM
Roast and potatoes are in the crock-pot (and driving me crazy with the aroma!) and I'll probably make some whole-wheat rolls and green beans to go with.
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Post by: MrsO on August 27, 2008, 11:46:50 AM
We're having spaghetti bolognese for dinner tonight. I've practically lived on pasta lately, I'm still not bored with it though!
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Post by: beingkj on August 27, 2008, 08:15:39 PM
I'm planning on a warm chicken salad. Garlicky chicken strips, salad veggies and an Italian balsamic dressing.
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Post by: magdalena on August 28, 2008, 02:16:38 AM
Wine

Yup, in stead of dinner, I'm going to a wine tasting event at my hubby's work place - yummy wines, breads, cheeses and so on. (6 glasses of different wines and all the food included in a nominal fee)

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Post by: ch1pch0p on August 28, 2008, 09:46:16 AM
"beef stroganoff" in the crockpot now.
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Post by: MDefarge on August 28, 2008, 10:32:19 AM
Pasta with red sauce - it's the end of the month so we're using up our pantry staples.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 28, 2008, 10:43:13 AM
I'm not sure what I'll make tonight. Today is shopping day (the first day since school started that I haven't had a fire to put out at work - so far - or other things to attend to). After the current load of laundry in the washer is done, I'm headed to Target and the grocery store.
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Post by: mbbored on August 28, 2008, 02:11:22 PM
Fettuccini alfredo topped with broccoli and farmer's market tomatoes.  I'm way into pasta lately, since it's so simple to fix.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 28, 2008, 05:28:00 PM
I've decided on ham and cheese melts on English muffins. We also have some peach crisp I made yesterday.
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Post by: SkylerY on August 28, 2008, 07:19:29 PM
Giada's Little Thimbles Scuie Scuie.  Basically, fresh chopped tomatoes sauteed in garlic and oil, then tossed with cooked ditalini, fresh basil, and cubed mozzerella.

She claims it's for kids, but us adults LOVE this stuff!!  So simple, so gooey, so gooooooood.
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Post by: LadyPekoe on August 29, 2008, 01:37:30 PM
I'm doing a cook-through blog for The Joy of Cooking and my two months in Japan have put me terribly behind...so this weekend is going to have a lot of home cooked meals.  Tonight or tomorrow we are having chicken enchiladas with a roasted tomatillo sauce...I know that much, because I have the tomatillos ready to go.

Tonight though?  I'm not so sure.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on August 29, 2008, 02:02:52 PM
Tonight: homemade pizza with sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese.
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Post by: MrsO on August 29, 2008, 02:34:12 PM
We had peppered steak with dauphinoise potatoes tonight.
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Post by: Pinky830 on August 29, 2008, 02:51:47 PM
Last night was pork chops sauted with bread crumbs, fennel, and oregano; broccoli; and black beans.

Tonight was going to be Thai red curry, but then DH started talking about bringing home Greek pizza and spanakopita from our favorite Greek place...so who was I to argue?  :)

And TOMORROW night is my birthday! Filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes and a glass of rockin' awesome Cabernet at Ruth's Chris.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on August 29, 2008, 05:15:05 PM
We had peppered steak with dauphinoise potatoes tonight.

Dauphinoise?  I've never heard of them, but they sound interesting.

Tonight's ravioli with broccoli.  I'm sooo looking forward to having a real kitchen and more than one pot.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: KCee on August 29, 2008, 06:23:06 PM
Buffalo chicken tenders and salty, salty french fries. I regret it immediately.  :-[
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on August 30, 2008, 02:35:28 AM
We had peppered steak with dauphinoise potatoes tonight.

Dauphinoise?  I've never heard of them, but they sound interesting.


It's sliced potatoes cooked in the oven in cream and garlic. I also put cheese in mine, I know people who don't, though.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on August 30, 2008, 05:19:37 PM
We had peppered steak with dauphinoise potatoes tonight.

Dauphinoise?  I've never heard of them, but they sound interesting.


It's sliced potatoes cooked in the oven in cream and garlic. I also put cheese in mine, I know people who don't, though.

Oh yum.  I'm cooking for a meat-and-potatoes friend this weekend, since I'm crashing at his place, and this might be on the menu for tomorrow.

Tonight, however, we're eating thai curried shrimp.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on August 31, 2008, 07:58:46 AM

Oh yum.  I'm cooking for a meat-and-potatoes friend this weekend, since I'm crashing at his place, and this might be on the menu for tomorrow.


http://deliaonline.com/recipes/gratin-dauphinois,1006,RC.html
Here's a good recipe for it! I sprinkle Gruyere cheese on top of mine, though.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on August 31, 2008, 08:13:56 AM
DS started a new job, and he doesn't sound too happy ( :'(). anyway, to show how proud I am and to try and cheer him up, I am making oven fries (fresh) and probably hamburgers for him and roasted portobellos for me, with some fresh whole wheat pita and sliced veggies.
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Post by: geordicat on August 31, 2008, 02:46:12 PM
Home made calzones  :)

Bread is in the bread machine now.  We're getting ready to run to the store for cheese, sausage and mushrooms.  Kid is excited about this!

We also have some home made ceasar's dressing to go on the romaine... oh this is going to be GOOOD!!!

Come on over, those in my area!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Issa on September 01, 2008, 01:14:13 AM
I've been a bit lazy with the cooking these days, so tonight I made a nice big pot of chili. I used the "Flatliner chili" on allrecipes.com as a base, but added some mushrooms and tried to make it a little spicier.  We ate it served on white rice with some mozzarella cheese. Yum!
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Post by: Hilea on September 01, 2008, 02:24:57 AM
I made ratatouille with pancetta and rosemary corn cakes garnished with a pistachio encrusted ball of goatcheese. Enjoy!

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1440/1324611561_fca0073b23_m.jpg)
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Post by: beingkj on September 01, 2008, 08:36:59 AM
Woah! Fancy!
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Post by: MDefarge on September 01, 2008, 09:18:28 AM
I made ratatouille with pancetta and rosemary corn cakes garnished with a pistachio encrusted ball of goatcheese. Enjoy!

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1440/1324611561_fca0073b23_m.jpg)

Wow, very pretty.

Last night we had meatloaf and couscous, tonight I'm making a roast chicken, not sure of the sides yet.
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Post by: Hilea on September 01, 2008, 11:12:37 AM
Thanks! I like to cook and the recipe is a LOT easier than it looks. The ratatouille is at http://smittenkitchen.com the rest is my creation.  I love to experiment and, thankfully, my husband puts up with it because it's not always successful.

For lunch I've made a champagne vinaigrette (champagne vinegar is everywhere now) for a chicken salad.

Does anyone else have any salad dressing recipes?  I'd love to get a nice collection going because we're eating a lot of salads but store bought dressings have so much fat and I'm trying control that. Also, the freshness of a homemade dressing is phenomenal. Thank you so much in advance!
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Post by: McCutieBelle on September 01, 2008, 04:48:05 PM
Hilea, that looks SO good. I had a big lunch it was a nice caprese sandwich with homegrown tomatoes, basil and cheese with balsamic and some veggies and yogurt. So I will probably have a smaller dinner, probably some salmon and salad.
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Post by: Brentwood on September 01, 2008, 08:34:55 PM
I was busy all day, so we had hamburger hotdish (this time I made it with hamburger, onions, diced zucchini, diced green pepper, chili powder, salt and pepper, tomato sauce, fresh diced tomatoes, macaroni, and shredded Cheddar). We had it with store-bought rolls. I wanted to make some rolls today but wasn't home enough time before supper to do it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hilea on September 01, 2008, 10:19:03 PM
Today, I made lunch instead of dinner: Lemon Grilled Chicken on a salad of mixed greens and veggies with a champagne vinaigrette.  Only reason it's Champagne Vinegar is because I bought some for another recipe, it could be replaced with white wine vinegar.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2818467498_9a7f006cf7_m.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: artk2002 on September 01, 2008, 10:50:04 PM
Pork ribs, par-boiled then grilled with BBQ sauce.

Baked beans (from scratch.)

Pasta salad (rotilli, with fancy peppers from the farmer's market.)

Grilled corn.

Home-made apple pie (with candied ginger.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: beingkj on September 02, 2008, 04:06:08 AM
I tried to make chili con carne from memory of the flavour (I have eaten it once, about 6 months ago). It wound up tasting really good.

I just mixed beef mince, onion, carrot, celery, red capsicum, tinned tomatoes, cumin, mexican chili powder, onion salt and black pepper in the frying pan like a stir fry. It's a winner  ;D

Next time I will add garlic, jalapenos (if I can get some), and coriander.
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Post by: magdalena on September 02, 2008, 04:51:46 AM
We might be going out, but if not, it's tapas before we go to the movies...

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on September 02, 2008, 07:37:07 AM
We're at the beach with my family - 7 adults, 6 kids (5 yo and under), and a dog.  :)  Tonight is our night to cook.  We're going to make Brunswick stew, barbecued baby back ribs, and cole slaw.  The kids will have hot dogs.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 02, 2008, 12:13:45 PM

Oh yum.  I'm cooking for a meat-and-potatoes friend this weekend, since I'm crashing at his place, and this might be on the menu for tomorrow.


http://deliaonline.com/recipes/gratin-dauphinois,1006,RC.html
Here's a good recipe for it! I sprinkle Gruyere cheese on top of mine, though.  :)

Thanks!

Tonight's my first night in another my 4th place in a month, and hopefully the last place for a whole year.  Since I'll be assembling loads of flat pack furniture, I'll probably go simple with beans and rice.
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Post by: Pinky830 on September 02, 2008, 03:41:20 PM
We're at the beach with my family - 7 adults, 6 kids (5 yo and under), and a dog.  :)  Tonight is our night to cook.  We're going to make Brunswick stew, barbecued baby back ribs, and cole slaw.  The kids will have hot dogs.

*gasps* BRUNSWICK STEW! My favorite! I can't say I've ever considered making it, though; it seems like a big job. But here in suburbia there's a lack of good redneck barbecue joints, so I may have to try it. Can you post the recipe? (oes it need to go in the recipe requests folder? )

(Where do you live, BTW? I've hardly met anyone outside of GA who knows what it is.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hobish on September 02, 2008, 05:48:17 PM

It's terrible; but i have a mean craving for Burger King. I don't know why; it usually leaves my stomach feeling like a mess. All i can think of is a double cheeseburger BK Big Kids Meal.  :P
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Post by: SkylerY on September 02, 2008, 07:56:44 PM
We're at the beach with my family - 7 adults, 6 kids (5 yo and under), and a dog.  :)  Tonight is our night to cook.  We're going to make Brunswick stew, barbecued baby back ribs, and cole slaw.  The kids will have hot dogs.

*gasps* BRUNSWICK STEW! My favorite! I can't say I've ever considered making it, though; it seems like a big job. But here in suburbia there's a lack of good redneck barbecue joints, so I may have to try it. Can you post the recipe? (oes it need to go in the recipe requests folder? )

(Where do you live, BTW? I've hardly met anyone outside of GA who knows what it is.)

I use this recipe from the official Brunswick, GA website:  http://www.officialguide.com/gistew.html

I live in Northern, VA, but I grew up in Savannah.  I made Brunswick stew for our supper club a while back, and even though most had never even heard of it, it was a hit!

But the true test was making it for my family today (who all still live in Savannah and Atlanta.)  They all declared it wonderful, and my dad said it tasted just like Brunswick stew should.  I particularly like this recipe not only because it seems genuine, but it because it doesn't require me to cook the meat myself.  I just buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and some smoked pork chops.  Huge time saver!!

Hope you get to try it out, it really is delicious!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 02, 2008, 08:07:20 PM
My husband is at a business dinner, so the rest of us had leftovers.

I did make a pumpkin cake this afternoon, and the kids and I all had nice big slices for dessert!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 03, 2008, 11:32:41 AM
My husband is at a business dinner, so the rest of us had leftovers.

I did make a pumpkin cake this afternoon, and the kids and I all had nice big slices for dessert!

Mmm, pumpkin cake.  Cathy, how would you feel about adopting a 25 year old?  I'm completely financially independent, all I would ask if that you send me care packages of baked goods.  I can send chatty emails and tokens from the wine country in exchange.   ;D

Tonight, I'm going to explore the local farmer's market and be inspired.  I'm loving being in my own place.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on September 03, 2008, 12:09:42 PM
We're at the beach with my family - 7 adults, 6 kids (5 yo and under), and a dog.  :)  Tonight is our night to cook.  We're going to make Brunswick stew, barbecued baby back ribs, and cole slaw.  The kids will have hot dogs.

*gasps* BRUNSWICK STEW! My favorite! I can't say I've ever considered making it, though; it seems like a big job. But here in suburbia there's a lack of good redneck barbecue joints, so I may have to try it. Can you post the recipe? (oes it need to go in the recipe requests folder? )

(Where do you live, BTW? I've hardly met anyone outside of GA who knows what it is.)

I use this recipe from the official Brunswick, GA website:  http://www.officialguide.com/gistew.html

I live in Northern, VA, but I grew up in Savannah.  I made Brunswick stew for our supper club a while back, and even though most had never even heard of it, it was a hit!

But the true test was making it for my family today (who all still live in Savannah and Atlanta.)  They all declared it wonderful, and my dad said it tasted just like Brunswick stew should.  I particularly like this recipe not only because it seems genuine, but it because it doesn't require me to cook the meat myself.  I just buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and some smoked pork chops.  Huge time saver!!

Hope you get to try it out, it really is delicious!

Oh, thank you! I will definitely try it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 03, 2008, 05:01:52 PM
My husband is at a business dinner, so the rest of us had leftovers.

I did make a pumpkin cake this afternoon, and the kids and I all had nice big slices for dessert!

Mmm, pumpkin cake.  Cathy, how would you feel about adopting a 25 year old?  I'm completely financially independent, all I would ask if that you send me care packages of baked goods.  I can send chatty emails and tokens from the wine country in exchange.   ;D

Tonight, I'm going to explore the local farmer's market and be inspired.  I'm loving being in my own place.

Sure! I've got three kids; what's one more? ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 03, 2008, 05:04:46 PM
Our activity schedule gets in full swing tonight, so I'm going to be relying a lot on crock pot meals and reheatable meals. This afternoon I made hamburger gravy. The kids are doing homework right now, and we have to leave for swimming practice in half an hour. We get home between 6:15-6:30, and I plan to boil some egg noodles while the hamburger gravy is heating up so we can have a quick supper. I have both fruit salad and salad greens in the fridge, so sides should be easy.

New ideas for crock pot meals would be greatly appreciated! I have a few tried-and-trues, but not a really large repertoire.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kdbug on September 03, 2008, 05:49:18 PM
What kind of crockpot dinners would you like? I have several recipes that I will share. I use mine all the time!
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Post by: Brentwood on September 03, 2008, 08:46:41 PM
What kind of crockpot dinners would you like? I have several recipes that I will share. I use mine all the time!

Anything you've tried and like! My favorites that I go back to over and over are barbecued hamburger sandwiches, chicken for sandwiches, pork roast, beef roast, and chili. Pretty basic stuff, so I'd love some new and interesting recipes (even variations on the good ol' pork and beef roasts). 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on September 03, 2008, 09:01:56 PM
Cathy, I have an absolutely yummy recipe for crockpot mac and cheese. It's got kind of a "southwest" or Tex-Mex flair to it (but can be adapted for more finicky kids), and it's one of my favorites, if you want that. I'm a big sucker for anything with noodles and cheese, so I make it a lot. :)

I also have an awesome turkey chili recipe.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on September 04, 2008, 02:15:05 PM
Kdbug and MsMoonbunny  and anyone else - would you mind putting those crockpot recipes in the recipe folder?  Cathy (and I) can't be the only ones who would love to have them.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on September 04, 2008, 08:28:26 PM
Tonight we're doing gorgonzola burgers on the grill.  Mine will have grilled jalapenos on it, and dh's will have sliced avocado.  Munchkin is having PB&J, by request.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 05, 2008, 12:46:52 AM
I've been so busy unpacking, that I ended up with yogurt, edamame and cookie dough.

Tomorrow's task?  Grocery shopping.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 05, 2008, 04:51:31 PM
I'm feeling like something curry tonight.  I can't decide between curried noodles or lentils with eggplant.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on September 06, 2008, 11:41:12 AM
The BF made these ridiculously good burgers last night, which include onion, spinach and a wee bit of curry powder in the mix....soooooo delicious.

Tonight I'm going to make a beef stew -it cooks on the stove top so I don't have to put the oven on (It's like 110% humid and disgusting in NYC right now!)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: atirial on September 06, 2008, 11:57:54 AM
Chicken Chasseur. My husband's cooking so its his receipe!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 07, 2008, 01:23:41 PM
I just love learning about all these dishes I've never heard of, or combinations I've never considered.

Today I'm making a whole bunch of Indian food, that I'll probably freeze part of.  Curried dal, baigan bhartha and mixed vegetable tikka masala.  I also have some whole wheat naan and this yummy garlic mint yogurt stuff to go with all of it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 07, 2008, 01:51:24 PM
Last night: Broiled hamburgers, fried potatoes, mixed vegetables tossed with butter, salt, and a little cayenne. Apple cake for dessert.

Tonight: Hamburger gravy over egg noodles, wax and green beans (maybe with dill), Romaine salad, homemade rolls. Haven't decided on dessert yet.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Emmy on September 07, 2008, 01:57:15 PM
Last night we ordered in Domino's pizza and peach sangria with peach cobbler for dessert. 

I spent much of yesterday cooking so for lunch I had red pepper and tomato soup I had made last night (DH went to the pub to watch a football game and will eat lunch there).  For dinner, we will be having red stuffed peppers and more of the cobbler for dessert.

Mmbored, the Indian meal sounds really interesting and good.  It's been a long time since I've had Indian food.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on September 07, 2008, 03:02:32 PM
We just got back from a week at the beach.  Not really hungry, but want to treat ourselves one last time.  So I'm heading out to get some aged provolone cheese and dried salami, which we'll enjoy on the couch with a bit of white wine (after we put the kids to bed, of course!)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on September 07, 2008, 03:34:56 PM
We are having my take on Mexican! Run-of-the-mill Kroger select meat seasoned with Hog's Wild hot seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, chili spice, and cholula spice, our favorite!  :) My DH loves his in a tortilla. I just put a little meat, slice some sharp cheddar and sprinkle it on, add some Old El' Paso salsa and sour cream. I layer the bottom with refried beans before I do all that, though, then serve! I myself am a bit more extravagant! I use all of the above ingredients plus corn and kidney or black beans. I normally put it inside a lightly toasted-in-the-pan pita bread but today I have some those Tostisto hint-of-lime tortilla chipa since they were on sale to go with mine.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Issa on September 07, 2008, 07:52:02 PM
Last night: Broiled hamburgers, fried potatoes, mixed vegetables tossed with butter, salt, and a little cayenne. Apple cake for dessert.

Tonight: Hamburger gravy over egg noodles, wax and green beans (maybe with dill), Romaine salad, homemade rolls. Haven't decided on dessert yet.

Cathy you've inspired me tonight (plus I read that other thread talking about cultural differences between food names  :P).  I'm defrosting some ground beef, and am going to try to make a gravy to go with it with tomatoes, carrots and mushrooms.  I'm going to put this over noodles and top with cheese mmmm :)

Does anyone know if I can just add a bit of flour and water to the ground beef to make gravy? Do I need to add milk? hmm...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 07, 2008, 09:20:02 PM

Does anyone know if I can just add a bit of flour and water to the ground beef to make gravy? Do I need to add milk? hmm...

You'll need seasonings, and you'll need to scrape the brown bits from the sides and bottom of the frying pan in order to flavor the gravy. A little Worcestershire and/or powdered bouillon can help make the flavor richer. Add water and stir, scraping up those bits into the water. I thicken the gravy with a cornstarch slurry (a tablespoon or two of cornstarch dissolved in cold water and then poured slowly into the boiling water, stirring constantly). If you don't have cornstarch, you can use flour, but make sure it's entirely dissolved to avoid lumps.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on September 07, 2008, 11:01:12 PM
Tonight we had a craving for breakfast for dinner.  So dinner was chorizo, fried potatoes, toast and, for DD, a dippy egg to dunk her chorizo and toast into.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on September 07, 2008, 11:04:06 PM
Does anyone know if I can just add a bit of flour and water to the ground beef to make gravy? Do I need to add milk? hmm...

Do you want a cream or broth based gravy? What Cathy does sounds like what I do for my broth based one.  For cream based, which is what I do with sausage to go over biscuits, I use 2 Tbl or so of butter, 2 Tbl or so of flour and 2 cups of milk.  Once the meat is browned, I remove it, melt the butter and sprinkle the flour in, brown the flour, stirring to make a roux.  Slowly add the milk, making sure it stays nice and smooth.  Once it's to the consistency you'd like, add seasonings and the meat again. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Issa on September 07, 2008, 11:39:40 PM
Thanks Cathy and Alida :)

I ended up making the cream-based version (since I hadn't seen your tips yet) using some random Internet info. I browned the beef, then with the beef and seasonings still in the pan I added some flour and then milk! When it thickened up I added in the pasta. It was nice and creamy.

I think next time I'm going to try the non-cream version. It sounds like it would be really good with some sort of potato dish!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on September 09, 2008, 07:28:48 AM
Last night we had a veggie curry that I made with what I found in the fridge:
carrots, potatoes, green beans, sweet potato (well, a very small one I had left over), pumpkin, zucchini and aubergine - with canned tomatoes and a bunch of spices (onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, chilies, mustard seeds, cumin, nutmeg... I might be forgetting something  ;)) it was really yummy. I also made a mixture of jasmine and wild rice.

Tonight will most likely be pasta with a tomatosauce and some cubed ham.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 10, 2008, 01:45:55 PM
Magdalena, that vegetable curry sounds delicious.

Tonight, my one friend in the area is coming over to help me finish assembling the last of my furniture (woohoo!)  He's very much a meat and potatoes kind of guy, so I think our meals together will center around Italian: it's hard to go wrong with pizza or pasta.  Tonight will be penne with marinara and drunken mushrooms (which he likes) and maybe a salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 10, 2008, 04:52:55 PM
I have no idea. I don't even know WHERE I'm having dinner. I'm at my brother's place right now. :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on September 10, 2008, 05:19:14 PM
I have Honey/Lime/Ginger chicken in the oven and will be getting some rice started in a bit.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CeeBee on September 10, 2008, 10:28:44 PM
Meatballs (with lots of garlic) in a chunky tomato and vegetable sauce on spiral pasta with parmesan cheese and garlic bread if my boss comes over for dinner...

Or a spicy sausage, potato and spinach frittata if he's not.

And chicken cashew masala with basmati rice for tomorrow (I LOVE LOVE LOVE Indian food!).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on September 10, 2008, 10:30:43 PM
I made grilled chicken sandwiches tonight.  We also had potato chips.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on September 21, 2008, 11:00:00 PM
ham sammitch: John Morrell Off the Bone honey ham (thick-sliced carved ham), Swiss cheese, mayo, sweet-hot mustard and fresh tomatoes off the vine, on whole-grain white bread, which is slightly denser and chewier than its refined-flour cousin.

Mmmmm.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Bijou on September 21, 2008, 11:55:20 PM
I made chicken curry over brown rice with store-bought chutney, Hawaiian type fruit mix, yogurt and asparagas on the side.  It was very good! 
I had my dh cut up the chicken breasts, chop the onions, the garlic and the parsley.  Ok, so maybe he helped make it.   
Guess what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on September 22, 2008, 07:51:53 AM
The BF made Shrimp and Polenta yesterday and it was yummy.

Today I'm trying a new recipie - Steak and Mushroom Pie - it seems very autumnal, and since today is the first day of Fall I thought I'd give it a try. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Grape on September 22, 2008, 02:30:43 PM
hmmm - we just moved and have all sorts of extra utility bills. May be ramen noodles and beans 'n rice for the rest of the week!  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on September 23, 2008, 08:06:54 AM
Tonight will be salmon and baked potatoes. I just need to figure out exactly how to make the salmon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on September 23, 2008, 08:44:03 AM
We're having braised pork steaks tonight. I'm not sure whether to make mashed or roast potatoes to go with though.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on September 23, 2008, 09:41:26 AM
Tonight will be salmon and baked potatoes. I just need to figure out exactly how to make the salmon.

Sear it in a cast-iron skillet with a little butter, then finish it in the oven. Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on September 23, 2008, 09:43:20 AM
We have an insane amount of leftover pasta, so I'm going to slice and saute some chicken, then make some Alfredo sauce to go on it. Oven-roasted broccoli, crowder peas and homemade rolls.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on September 23, 2008, 10:19:48 AM
After so many days of baguette and cheese (and red wine!) we're having potatoes and roast beef today.
oh, and broccoli
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on September 23, 2008, 10:30:58 AM
Pasta with broccoli and shrimp, salad, and bread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on September 23, 2008, 10:39:13 AM
I'm going to attempt to sear a tuna steak with jasmine rice and veggies. I just don't want to overcook my tuna. I like to marinde my fish in white wine and use olive oil...but I just don't know how long to put it on the frying pan or my foreman grill for!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on September 23, 2008, 11:08:39 AM
We're having braised pork steaks tonight. I'm not sure whether to make mashed or roast potatoes to go with though.
It's gonna be roast potatoes. With roasted carrots.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on September 23, 2008, 11:40:28 AM
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Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on September 23, 2008, 12:28:31 PM
Aw, the what's for dinner thread.  I had forgotten it. 

Last night I had an Amy's frozen lasagna.  DH was at a catered meeting.

Tonight I am making Coconut & Lime chicken, with snow peas.  Gotta use my cilantro and then freeze the rest of the bunch.

Tomorrow night I am making Broccoli Chowder.  I am really looking forward to that one.  I have been wanting to make it.   

Yes, I am rocking the Real Age Light recipes (those two recipes are online).  On a side note, I am a little disgruntled that my "Real Age" is still a year older than my actual age. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lilirose on September 23, 2008, 12:40:11 PM
Tonight I am making "saucy skillet lasagna", using ground turkey instead of ground beef. With a side salad.   That lime chicken sounds very interesting...I'd love to have thr recipe. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 23, 2008, 04:29:13 PM
Homemade beef vegetable soup & pumpkin bread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 24, 2008, 11:04:31 AM
Homemade beef vegetable soup & pumpkin bread.

Mmm pumpkin bread.  One of my favorite things about the fall.  I'd love to make some myself but I'm waiting for my mother to ship me my bakeware.

This afternoon I'm going by the farmer's market and seeing what I can rummage up.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on September 24, 2008, 11:05:41 AM
We're having spaghetti bolognese tonight. I might make an apple crumble for dessert, I haven't decided yet.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 24, 2008, 11:13:32 AM
We're having spaghetti bolognese tonight. I might make an apple crumble for dessert, I haven't decided yet.

I'm considering making an apple pie today. I've got all the windows open, because it's a nice crisp fall day. I've just washed the kitchen floor, and it smells good in here! I want to make some oatmeal cookies for the cookie jar, and I might follow that with an apple pie. If I can't come up with a supper menu that appeals to me, we might just have apple pie and cheese for supper! ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on September 24, 2008, 11:17:24 AM
we might just have apple pie and cheese for supper! ;)
Sounds great!
Yep, I'm decided. I'm making apple crumble. And custard. Yum!  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 24, 2008, 11:40:28 AM
We're having spaghetti bolognese tonight. I might make an apple crumble for dessert, I haven't decided yet.

I'm considering making an apple pie today. I've got all the windows open, because it's a nice crisp fall day. I've just washed the kitchen floor, and it smells good in here! I want to make some oatmeal cookies for the cookie jar, and I might follow that with an apple pie. If I can't come up with a supper menu that appeals to me, we might just have apple pie and cheese for supper! ;)

I only recently tried the combination of apple pie and cheese and WOW!  I had no idea it would taste that good.

Now I really miss my bakeware. :(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Witty Username Goes Here on September 24, 2008, 11:49:10 AM
Tonight is pizza night!  Which makes it really hard, because I'm watching carbs.  BUT, we get the DeLite pizza from Papa Murphy, which has half the carbs and half the calories.  It's really good!

Tomorrow, I want steak.  I want BBQd steak.  MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on September 24, 2008, 06:49:31 PM
It's been a rough couple of weeks so far for the both of us and we just wanted some simple comfort food tonight  . . . tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.  Mmmmmmmmmm......
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CarolinaEmerald on September 24, 2008, 07:24:40 PM
Tonight, it's my first attempt at Veal Parmesan - husband really likes it and I hope to make it something we can have at home instead of going out to a restaurant.  It will be served with spaghetti, salad and garlic toast.  Wish me luck!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Zilla on September 24, 2008, 07:25:46 PM
Made a quick chicken cordon bleu using ranch shake and bake, mashed potatoes and sweet corn. (With butter, salt and pepper of course!)

No dessert.  We are trying to cut back as a family and limiting it to a few times a week.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 24, 2008, 08:38:17 PM
So I made it to the farmer's market, daydreaming about this one restaurant's udon noodles.

Fortunately the farmer's market had bok choy, carrots & green onions.  The Asian food store was on my walk home, where I picked up some dried udon, seaweed, miso & tofu.

So, for about $15, I have a week's worth of udon.

This'll all be easier once my pantry is fully stocked and I have a variety of seaweed and noodles on hand.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Esther_bunny on September 24, 2008, 08:58:16 PM
We had Sloppy Joes! Love them.
Except we use the extra lean ground beef and whole wheat buns...still taste as good as when I was a kid  :)

Dessert was a coffee cup full of mint chocolate chip ice cream. (That part wasn't so healthy but it'll soon be too cold for ice cream. That's how you know summer's really over---it's too cold for ice cream.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CakeBeret on September 24, 2008, 09:01:47 PM
My new Favorite Soup Evar, Mexican Fiesta Bean Soup. Bonus: it's very low-cal. I just posted the recipe for y'all, it was That Good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on September 25, 2008, 09:15:30 AM
Dessert was a coffee cup full of mint chocolate chip ice cream. (That part wasn't so healthy but it'll soon be too cold for ice cream. That's how you know summer's really over---it's too cold for ice cream.)

*confused* I can't recall a single time it's been too cold for ice cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on September 25, 2008, 09:25:16 AM
The BF ended up making breaded baked shrimp last night.'


Tonight we're going to have brinner - Turkey Sausage, potatoes and eggs.  Yum and really fast if we start the potatoes in the microwave.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on September 25, 2008, 09:40:08 AM
Yumm...I love brinner.

Tonight we are having taco salads! Mmmm...
It's a good combo because dh can load up his with all the cheese and meat he wants and I can cut back and make it relatively low cal  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on September 25, 2008, 10:38:40 AM
I'm 7 blogs behind so I'm going to be taking a quick break from Joy of Cooking until I get caught up :)  So it will either be DF's beloved hamburger gravy or leftovers tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 25, 2008, 11:04:51 AM
Red beans & brown rice topped with garlic cheddar, and a side of stewed okra & tomatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on September 25, 2008, 12:39:50 PM
That lime chicken sounds very interesting...I'd love to have thr recipe. :)

http://www.realage.com/NutritionCenter/Recipes/Coconut_Lime_Chicken_and_Snow_Peas.aspx

It was good -- not amazing or something that'll be in regular rotation, but it was fresh, crisp, something different for me to do with chicken.  And very low-cal. 

This broccoli chowder, however, rocked my world: http://www.realage.com/NutritionCenter/Recipes/Broccoli_Chowder.aspx  Nice on a cool, newly fall-like evening!

Tonight I am making half-hearted burritos.  I have chicken, onion & bell peppers marinating in rotel & spices.  I'm going to empty the marinade baggie into an oven pan to bake, and then cube up the cooked chicken and roll everything into whole wheat tortillas.  Probably a simple salad on the side. 

Tomorrow, pizza.  I am not sure what kind yet.  I have a lot of fixings, though. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on September 26, 2008, 05:49:53 AM
We have some nice steaks for dinner tonight, but I don't really feel like it. Everytime we have steak, I just feel a bit 'blah'. Does anyone have any interesting recipes for steak they'd be willing to share?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on September 26, 2008, 08:37:33 AM
MrsO - this is Alton Brown's skirt steak recipe, but we've used it on other types of steaks with good results, it's really yummy.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/skirt-steak-recipe/index.html (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/skirt-steak-recipe/index.html)


The weather here (NY) is miserable, so I'm making comfort food for dinner, pasta with tomato sauce and garlic bread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 26, 2008, 11:29:44 AM
Marinara over whole wheat pasta with some garlic cheddar on top.

I found this cheese from a local dairy and I can't get enough of it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on September 26, 2008, 11:36:50 AM
I was bad and had a artichoke-ham-jalapeno-green olive pizza last night. But it was tiny, I tell you, tiny. "Fit on a breakfast plate" tiny.

Tonight, hubby'll have a chicken-veggie soup and I'm having a salad. Tomorrow I'm not home and hubby's eating out (at a Christening, I'm visiting a friend and her mom and we're going bridal gown shopping... I see a lot of champagne and yummy snacks coming my way).

Sunday we're having a soup again, we love soups, you see.
Sunday's will be: potatoes, carrots, french beans, snow peas, corn, cellery, spring onion and broccoli cooked in a home made broth (got some in the freezer) with some browned minced beef thrown in.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Tai on September 26, 2008, 02:14:36 PM
Inside out stuffed porkchops with apple-cherry stuffing.  Made in the crockpot- its "inside out" (stuffing with porkchops cooked in the middle) because I'm too lazy to butterfly the chops, plus there's not nearly enough stuffing that way ;D 

Debating between sweet potatoes and broccoli for a side.  Also debating baking a sheet pan of cookies (I have some homemade frozen cookie dough in the freezer...)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on September 26, 2008, 04:48:12 PM
Dh is out of town until Sunday, so it's just me and dd.  I don't know what we're going to have for dinner, but I know what we're having for dessert!

I made a batch of apple turnovers, and they are sooooooooo good!

Maybe we'll have apple turnovers with whipped cream for dinner!  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GlindaBunny on September 26, 2008, 05:51:50 PM
:( nothing sounds good right now.



I'm just trying to eat some prunes because of one of the side effects of pregnancy and zofran.  (ouch)



It'll be nice when I can enjoy food and cooking again.  I'll start with rack of lamb, roasted butternut squash, brussels sprouts...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: artk2002 on September 26, 2008, 07:00:58 PM
It's been a long, long week for my SO and me.  Fraische (http://www.fraicherestaurantla.com/).  They have good food and great cocktails.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on September 26, 2008, 07:17:46 PM
It's been a long and extremely stressful week for us, too.  We had no plans for tonight's meal (we usually plan out a week in advance but often leave Friday off as a leftovers or take out day.)  But we really felt like we needed something special and comforting, and I was in the mood to cook, a de-stresser for myself.  Unfortunately, since I work, I had no time to make soup or anything that took more than an hour and a half in time for dinner.  Then we remembered Ehelldame's Chicken in Wine and Tomato Sauce (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=130.msg705#msg705).  I know I've posted about it several times already, but it is just so freakin' good, I feel like I must spread the word!!  I grabbed the fixin's at lunch, got home at 4:30 and was serving up this warm tangy dish by 5:45.  And we have leftovers, yummmmmmm!

I'll admit, I was licking the plate.  Good stuff, good stuff.  Thank you Ehelldame, for brightening up my day.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 27, 2008, 11:33:37 AM
Stressful week and day here too. For dinner I heated leftover pot roast from my grandma, along with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli. It was nice comfort food.

Not that I eat pot roast, but that sounds like a lovely meal.  Particularly since part of it came from your grandma.

I so enjoyed my udon earlier this week, that I'm going to make some more.  Maybe this time I'll add some mushrooms.  Boy I Have a Crush On (BIHACO) considers this food designed to keep him away, so good thing he doesn't live nearby.  Mmm, tofu, fungus, seaweed, greens & miso.  Soo good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on September 27, 2008, 04:35:33 PM
Tonight the BF is making fish and chips - he had it for the first time ever over the summer and has been excited to recreate it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 27, 2008, 11:03:13 PM
We ate at a friend's house tonight - fancy crackers and cheeses, pasta salad with sundried tomatoes, meatballs, croissant, and spice cake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on September 27, 2008, 11:16:02 PM
Turkey salad tonight...tomorrow it's meatloaf and mashed potatoes, per request from Little Man.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on September 28, 2008, 07:59:42 AM
We had a chilly week, so we are making the first soup of the fall season - Hearty Cabbage Soup (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=230.msg129987#msg129987), yum!!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on September 28, 2008, 11:21:52 AM
We have a little leftover chili, so I'm making hot dogs to go with them. I'll bake some corn tortillas in the oven to make tortilla chips, and make guacamole and heat up leftover beans. Can you tell grocery day is tomorrow? I'm trying to do better about using what I have on hand, and my fridge is almost empty!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on September 28, 2008, 11:38:56 AM
Tonight, it's going to be stir fry. Onions, carrots, orange peppers, broccoli, bean sprouts and cashews served over rice noodles in a honey-garlic-lime-chili sauce! I love this meal, I make it once a week.

Can I get the ingredients for that sauce?!?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 28, 2008, 12:10:31 PM
Tonight, it's going to be stir fry. Onions, carrots, orange peppers, broccoli, bean sprouts and cashews served over rice noodles in a honey-garlic-lime-chili sauce! I love this meal, I make it once a week.

Can I get the ingredients for that sauce?!?

Sure! Although I don't really measure things, I just kind of eyeball it.

- I use maybe half a cup of reduced sodium soy sauce
- About one tablespoon of honey
- Juice of a whole lime
- One clove minced garlic
- Chili paste or other spicy Asian sauce, however much you like depending on taste

Mix together, pour over stir fried veggies and noodles, toss and enjoy!


Mmm, that sounds delicious.  This is definitely going to be on my menu soon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on September 28, 2008, 12:37:15 PM
Sure! Although I don't really measure things, I just kind of eyeball it.

- I use maybe half a cup of reduced sodium soy sauce
- About one tablespoon of honey
- Juice of a whole lime
- One clove minced garlic
- Chili paste or other spicy Asian sauce, however much you like depending on taste

Mix together, pour over stir fried veggies and noodles, toss and enjoy!

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on September 28, 2008, 02:12:21 PM
I had some lamb chops that needed cooking, and didn't know what to do with them, so I'm making a casserole with the lamb chops, stock, carrots, onions, rosemary, garlic and a splash of red wine. I've not made it before, so I'm not sure how it'll turn out, but it smells good anyway! I'm serving it with roast potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on September 28, 2008, 04:50:06 PM
Beef stew with rice for tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 28, 2008, 07:57:00 PM
Turkey salad tonight...tomorrow it's meatloaf and mashed potatoes, per request from Little Man.

We had meat loaf tonight too. I served it with au gratin potatoes, corn, and fresh warm gingerbread for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 28, 2008, 09:54:38 PM
The last little bit of whole wheat penne, marinara, garlic cheddar with a glass of Chardonnay, grapes & almonds.

Now I need to work on how to cook just 1 or 2 servings of things.  This whole concept of eating the same 3 dishes all week can get tiring.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on September 28, 2008, 09:56:26 PM
Hmmm...I had El Pollo Loco for lunch and it was so late, I'm not really that hungry now.

I might just have a cold plate of salami, cheese and crackers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on September 28, 2008, 11:37:45 PM
Chicken noodle soup from the can. That'll be it for today and tomorrow, the hub is sick. I don't know why, but I hate chicken noodle soup heated in the microwave. It's always better heated piping hot on the stove with just a little foam on the top.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Bratski on September 29, 2008, 04:17:38 AM
False cabbage rolls, salad, garlic bread and peach meringue pie. I was planning on lemon meringue pie but had a slight mishap on the kitchen :-[  I had some fresh peaches on hand so I did them up instead. It worked out well ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on September 29, 2008, 11:42:25 AM
We're having Steak and Guinness pie tonight, with green beans and carrots.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on September 29, 2008, 11:47:39 AM
I don't cook on my birthday, so I've ordered in some yummy Indian dishes for tonight.  Now, to feel better by then so I can enjoy it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Tai on September 29, 2008, 11:58:11 AM
False cabbage rolls, salad, garlic bread and peach meringue pie. I was planning on lemon meringue pie but had a slight mishap on the kitchen :-[  I had some fresh peaches on hand so I did them up instead. It worked out well ;D

Sometimes, the best food comes from trying to avert disaster!  ;)

Bruschetta chicken casserole tonight- it's Monday, and therefore we go with a one-pot meal to minimize time in the kitchen- we've got Prison Break and Heroes to watch, along with last night's episode of the Unit.  

I think that I'll be baking some chickpeas while the chicken is in the oven... MMMM baked chickpeas!


MrsO... I sincerely hope you will post that recipe, considering I may have destroyed my mouse with the sheer amount of drool your post created...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on September 29, 2008, 11:58:42 AM
Happy Birthday Alida!


The BF is making some sort of chicken tonight, possibly with rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on September 29, 2008, 12:22:41 PM
MrsO... I sincerely hope you will post that recipe, considering I may have destroyed my mouse with the sheer amount of drool your post created...

The recipe I use is a James Martn recipe, I'll just post the link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/beefandalepie_81022.shtml

Enjoy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on September 29, 2008, 04:06:19 PM
Tai, I agree. The new Hagen Daas ice cream flavor, carmalized pear and walnuts was created in our city by someone during a freak October snow storm 2 years ago! She was going to make tarts but couldn't so she thought up another dessert recipe, it was such a hit that she recreated it, sent it in to the contest and won!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 29, 2008, 05:25:41 PM
I couldn't bear the thought of eating one of the same 3 dishes I've been eating for almost a week now, so I took myself out for lunch.  Pad thai with tofu, Thai iced tea, then a scoop of chocolate obsession at Baskin Robbins.  Mmmm.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on September 29, 2008, 06:36:16 PM
We are having leftover beef stew and rolls that I made yesterday.  I might make some cupcakes too.  :)

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on September 29, 2008, 08:47:38 PM
tonight we had pearl couscous with sun-dried tomatoes.  it's the third time we've had it in three weeks.  yum.  (i doubled it tonight so i could have leftovers for lunch :))

rest of the week, stuff i've posted about before.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 30, 2008, 01:20:59 AM
That sounds like a lovely anniversary dinner!  Congratulations!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on September 30, 2008, 08:03:51 AM
I'm going to make a really large meatloaf tonight and freeze 1/2 of it after cooking, the rest of it plus some baked potatoes and veggies will be dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 30, 2008, 10:58:27 AM
Out to lunch again today with a friend.  I hope I'll be able to restrain myself and order a veggie burger and a side salad, no fries.

Not being able to button most of my pants is even less fun than watching what I eat.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: oogyda on September 30, 2008, 11:02:30 AM
Mac and cheese with diced ham.  So Oogydad will have lots of leftovers to eat while I'm gone. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on September 30, 2008, 01:35:09 PM
Tonight, wild rice hotdish. I have not decided on a vegetable yet - I feel like having something starchy, but with the rice, I'd better serve something dark green.

I have been asked to make more gingerbread for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on September 30, 2008, 02:07:26 PM
Homemade pizza. The dough is rising in the fridge as we speak.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on September 30, 2008, 11:11:30 PM
Out to lunch again today with a friend.  I hope I'll be able to restrain myself and order a veggie burger and a side salad, no fries.

Not being able to button most of my pants is even less fun than watching what I eat.

I was quite bad.  I got my veggie burger on whole wheat, and it was topped with mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber & sprouts.  Then I ate half an order of onion rings dipped in ranch, and half a hand dipped chocolate shake.  I'm still full.   :(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on September 30, 2008, 11:25:00 PM
Dinner tonight was at my parents' house.  Mom wanted to make dinner for me, with my brothers and sister in law.  It was nice.  Mom made chicken in a garlic sauce, mashed potatoes, garlicky spinach and biscuits. There was chocolate cake for dessert.  Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on October 01, 2008, 01:21:07 PM
We are having home-made chicken noodle soup with lots of fresh veggies in it.

The chicken and veggies are in the stockpot cooking right now. I will make some cornbread to go with it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on October 01, 2008, 01:40:45 PM
Tonight is beef stroganoff with salad.  Simple, but very good.  I'm most excited for the salad though...we're doing Caesar salad, but we substitute dried cranberried for croutons...yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on October 01, 2008, 04:26:14 PM
Tonight, we are eating up leftovers. Mr. F will have leftover wild rice hotdish. I'm planning on eating meat loaf and au gratin potatoes. The kids can choose either, or I will make them pancakes.

Dogzard - I absolutely love putting dried cranberries in salad! So good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 01, 2008, 04:31:43 PM
Tonight, wild rice hotdish. I have not decided on a vegetable yet - I feel like having something starchy, but with the rice, I'd better serve something dark green.

I have been asked to make more gingerbread for dessert.

Cathy, can you PM me your gingerbread recipe?

Tonight it's red beans with brown rice, and stewed okra & tomatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 02, 2008, 03:33:19 AM
I'm making chicken cacciatora tonight. I've never made it before, but someone passed a recipe to me that looks tasty, so I'm going to give it a try.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 02, 2008, 02:05:09 PM
Pad thai with tofu.  I totally get on kicks where I eat the same thing over and over again until I can't stand it for a while.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on October 02, 2008, 02:49:35 PM
I had home made pizza:
rye dough, fresh tomatoes, ham, artichokes and olives... and a bit of cheese.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on October 02, 2008, 03:19:51 PM
Garlic stir-fried chicken and veggies with fried rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on October 02, 2008, 07:33:57 PM
We were bad . . . fried fish filet sandwiches and tater tots.  Yeah, it was a frozen food night.  It happens.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on October 02, 2008, 08:29:13 PM
Creamy chicken soup. I started it earlier and then had to run in to work, so it's finishing up on the stove now and smells so good!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 03, 2008, 02:41:46 AM
My chicken cacciatora turned out really good!  :D I think I'll have the leftovers for dinner, as I'm making lentil and smoked bacon soup for DH and the kids (I don't like lentils).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: missmolly on October 03, 2008, 03:49:58 AM
Dad roasted a leg'o'lamb with a side of potatoes, carrots and beans. 'Twas exceptionally good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on October 03, 2008, 07:18:12 AM
broken arm here  :'( so we will have soup from a package, instant couscous and assorted sides/salads that DS will make/store bought
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 03, 2008, 08:55:19 AM
It is *finally* getting cold here, so I'm going to make some chili tonight...actually I'm just going to toss some stew meat, canned tomatoes and red beans (plus spices) into the pot and call it chili..lol but I figure that's basically what chili is so it should turn out ok.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 03, 2008, 10:20:02 AM
broken arm here  :'( so we will have soup from a package, instant couscous and assorted sides/salads that DS will make/store bought

Heal quickly Cicero!

This afternoon I'm cooking a bunch of beans, to build up my freezer stocks before I start work next week.

I'll probably separate some chickpeas, cook them with tomato paste and spices for chana masala, and make some baigan bharta (eggplant dish) to go on the side.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on October 03, 2008, 01:36:49 PM
Had a last-minute change of plans for dinner. DD and I made soup on the spur of the minute...a really simple vegetable soup. I used half of the bok choy I bought for the stir fry and it gave the whole thing an interesting, edgy flavor. So, we had it with cornbread muffins for dinner. I knew that alone wouldn't fly with my meat-and-potatoes DH so I sauteed some chicken too. Yum! The stir fry has been put off till tomorrow night.

(DD is 5 and loves to help me cook, and she is fascinated with soup. What she's really dying to make is French onion soup, so just for her I'm making beef stock right now. I'll splurge on Gruyere cheese and we'll wow the men with our creation Sunday.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 03, 2008, 01:40:55 PM
Change of plans, my parents church is having their Steak & Lobster fundraising dinner tonight, and they do take out so we'll stop by, pick up a plate, eat at home and save the chili for tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 03, 2008, 08:23:46 PM
Joining the chorus of changed my plans.  Had a fresh cookie with a glass of milk, supplemented with a plum & baby carrots.  Single mbbored is lazy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 04, 2008, 03:30:01 PM
I ate out all day yesterday, as I was on campus for 12 hours taking a midterm and working at both jobs. I'm also working tonight at 6, so dinner is going to be a chicken breast, baked potato and some steamed carrots I think.

Wow you work hard!  Good for you for still finding time to eat healthy.

Tonight's going to be what I planned for yesterday, with a slight change: chickpeas w/ mango chutney, eggplants in spiced tomato sauce, seasoned basmati rice.  I like to add some cumin seeds, salt, and a pinch of saffron (if I have it) to the rice when I cook it.  Sooo flavorful and a pretty color.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 05, 2008, 11:17:09 AM
I ate out all day yesterday, as I was on campus for 12 hours taking a midterm and working at both jobs. I'm also working tonight at 6, so dinner is going to be a chicken breast, baked potato and some steamed carrots I think.

Wow you work hard!  Good for you for still finding time to eat healthy.


Thanks. It's starting to get to me, with all my school work and working so much. I find that even when I am super busy and stressed, I have to eat relatively healthily or else I just feel even worse.

That's the right attitude, and one I lose only too often when I get stressed.  ::)

But I'm not stressed now!  I'm making Chinese dumplings this afternoon.  I'm a little bit broke, so trying to use what I have in creative ways.  How long can I go without buying anything but milk?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on October 05, 2008, 01:30:42 PM
So far, I haven't gotten beyond the chocolate chocolate chip cookies I just made for the kids.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on October 05, 2008, 05:38:33 PM
Tonight was country ribs done in the crock pot with BBQ sauce and onions, garlic mashed potatoes and mixed veggies.

Something easy to put together while also doing a Costco run :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on October 06, 2008, 10:37:49 PM
Tonight: quesadillas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 07, 2008, 07:59:26 AM
We had home made gyros last night, and they were pretty darn tasty.

Tonight we're dogsitting at my parents (otherwise the dog wouldn't be let out from 2 pm-10pm!) so we'll just make some pasta and garlic bread over there in between doing laundry (ah the perks of trading favors..lol)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kdbug on October 07, 2008, 10:03:34 AM
I am going to do a little experimenting tonight. I want to make a soup with beef and mushrooms. I have a bunch of spinach dip that has a cream cheese base left over. I decided to add this to the soup. I will also add rice. I am hoping that the cream cheese dip will make the sauce more creamy like a really thin Stroganoff. Plus the spinach adds another veggie! I think it sounds pretty darn good. I will call it Kdbug's Stroganoff Surprise!  ;D

Darn it. I just realized that stroganoff has sour cream, not cream cheese. I'll have to think of a new name! Or maybe a can just add a little bit of sour cream. HMMMMMM. I'll have to think about this one.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 07, 2008, 10:22:11 AM
I am going to do a little experimenting tonight. I want to make a soup with beef and mushrooms. I have a bunch of spinach dip that has a cream cheese base left over. I decided to add this to the soup. I will also add rice. I am hoping that the cream cheese dip will make the sauce more creamy like a really thin Stroganoff. Plus the spinach adds another veggie! I think it sounds pretty darn good. I will call it Kdbug's Stroganoff Surprise!  ;D

Oooh, I love experimenting.  I hope this turns out well!

Tonight's going to be simple: hummus, carrots, whole wheat pita thrown into the oven to make chips, and maybe a plum.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on October 07, 2008, 10:25:45 AM
Tonight will be easy food: spaghetti with meat sauce, salad and French bread. 

I have class tomorrow, so I need time to do my homework!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on October 07, 2008, 11:42:46 AM
We will be having Mushroom Risotto with a salad. YUM!

I will not be making the vegetarian version because I will use chicken stock instead of vegetable stock.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Red1979 on October 07, 2008, 02:29:13 PM
I ate out all day yesterday, as I was on campus for 12 hours taking a midterm and working at both jobs. I'm also working tonight at 6, so dinner is going to be a chicken breast, baked potato and some steamed carrots I think.

Wow you work hard!  Good for you for still finding time to eat healthy.

Tonight's going to be what I planned for yesterday, with a slight change: chickpeas w/ mango chutney, eggplants in spiced tomato sauce, seasoned basmati rice.  I like to add some cumin seeds, salt, and a pinch of saffron (if I have it) to the rice when I cook it.  Sooo flavorful and a pretty color.

I also add a pinch of saffron to my basmati rice (I make it in a rice cooker).  Typically I use chicken broth and also throw in a couple of bay leaves.  I love the flavor the bay leaves give it..
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on October 07, 2008, 02:57:51 PM
I ate out all day yesterday, as I was on campus for 12 hours taking a midterm and working at both jobs. I'm also working tonight at 6, so dinner is going to be a chicken breast, baked potato and some steamed carrots I think.

Wow you work hard!  Good for you for still finding time to eat healthy.

Tonight's going to be what I planned for yesterday, with a slight change: chickpeas w/ mango chutney, eggplants in spiced tomato sauce, seasoned basmati rice.  I like to add some cumin seeds, salt, and a pinch of saffron (if I have it) to the rice when I cook it.  Sooo flavorful and a pretty color.

I also add a pinch of saffron to my basmati rice (I make it in a rice cooker).  Typically I use chicken broth and also throw in a couple of bay leaves.  I love the flavor the bay leaves give it..

That sounds delicious!

Does lunch count? Kraft Easy Mac with a big dollop of marscapone stirred in. Mmm.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 07, 2008, 07:25:24 PM

That sounds delicious!

Does lunch count? Kraft Easy Mac with a big dollop of marscapone stirred in. Mmm.

Oooh that sounds fancy.  I love marscapone, it's sooo good on pasta.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 07, 2008, 09:29:50 PM

That sounds delicious!

Does lunch count? Kraft Easy Mac with a big dollop of marscapone stirred in. Mmm.

Oooh that sounds fancy.  I love marscapone, it's sooo good on pasta.

Wow, I seriously read this as "a big dollop of mayonnaise stirred in" and I was like...um, that's interesting :o?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on October 07, 2008, 11:22:55 PM

That sounds delicious!

Does lunch count? Kraft Easy Mac with a big dollop of marscapone stirred in. Mmm.

Oooh that sounds fancy.  I love marscapone, it's sooo good on pasta.

Wow, I seriously read this as "a big dollop of mayonnaise stirred in" and I was like...um, that's interesting :o?

No thanks, mayonnaise is my kryptonite. *shudder*
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kdbug on October 08, 2008, 11:13:06 AM
I am going to do a little experimenting tonight. I want to make a soup with beef and mushrooms. I have a bunch of spinach dip that has a cream cheese base left over. I decided to add this to the soup. I will also add rice. I am hoping that the cream cheese dip will make the sauce more creamy like a really thin Stroganoff. Plus the spinach adds another veggie! I think it sounds pretty darn good. I will call it Kdbug's Stroganoff Surprise!  ;D

Darn it. I just realized that stroganoff has sour cream, not cream cheese. I'll have to think of a new name! Or maybe a can just add a little bit of sour cream. HMMMMMM. I'll have to think about this one.



Ok I just have to brag a little bit. This stuff turned out awesome! I did add about a half cup of sour cream and I also threw in some green chilis. This gave it just a little bit of spice. So yummy, we ended up eating if for breakfast to.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on October 08, 2008, 07:47:39 PM
I am going to do a little experimenting tonight. I want to make a soup with beef and mushrooms. I have a bunch of spinach dip that has a cream cheese base left over. I decided to add this to the soup. I will also add rice. I am hoping that the cream cheese dip will make the sauce more creamy like a really thin Stroganoff. Plus the spinach adds another veggie! I think it sounds pretty darn good. I will call it Kdbug's Stroganoff Surprise!  ;D

Oooh, I love experimenting.  I hope this turns out well!

Tonight's going to be simple: hummus, carrots, whole wheat pita thrown into the oven to make chips, and maybe a plum.

This sounds so good to me.  I wish our meals could be this simple.  My dh has this weird idea that we have to have meat/starch with every meal.  I love nibbly meals.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 08, 2008, 08:52:21 PM
I am going to do a little experimenting tonight. I want to make a soup with beef and mushrooms. I have a bunch of spinach dip that has a cream cheese base left over. I decided to add this to the soup. I will also add rice. I am hoping that the cream cheese dip will make the sauce more creamy like a really thin Stroganoff. Plus the spinach adds another veggie! I think it sounds pretty darn good. I will call it Kdbug's Stroganoff Surprise!  ;D

Oooh, I love experimenting.  I hope this turns out well!

Tonight's going to be simple: hummus, carrots, whole wheat pita thrown into the oven to make chips, and maybe a plum.

This sounds so good to me.  I wish our meals could be this simple.  My dh has this weird idea that we have to have meat/starch with every meal.  I love nibbly meals.

The joys of singledom.

Tonight is a taco salad, with black beans, seasoned rice, lots of pico and a wee dab of sour cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kdbug on October 09, 2008, 11:03:27 AM
I am going to do a little experimenting tonight. I want to make a soup with beef and mushrooms. I have a bunch of spinach dip that has a cream cheese base left over. I decided to add this to the soup. I will also add rice. I am hoping that the cream cheese dip will make the sauce more creamy like a really thin Stroganoff. Plus the spinach adds another veggie! I think it sounds pretty darn good. I will call it Kdbug's Stroganoff Surprise!  ;D

Oooh, I love experimenting.  I hope this turns out well!

Tonight's going to be simple: hummus, carrots, whole wheat pita thrown into the oven to make chips, and maybe a plum.

This sounds so good to me.  I wish our meals could be this simple.  My dh has this weird idea that we have to have meat/starch with every meal.  I love nibbly meals.

The joys of singledom.

Tonight is a taco salad, with black beans, seasoned rice, lots of pico and a wee dab of sour cream.

Well I did serve a garden salad on the side with fresh bisquits. Does anyone know how I could maybe freese the leftover soup? Maybe in a ziplock bag?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on October 09, 2008, 02:10:07 PM
I'm having curried chicken and vegtables with some of those awesome potatoes from Hyde Park I had last night.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 09, 2008, 05:27:46 PM
I had a chicken sandwich for dinner tonight. Tomorrow, i'm making lamb chops, although I'm struggling to think of something interesting to do with them.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: beingkj on October 09, 2008, 05:44:08 PM
Last night we had the left over potato leek & bacon soup, a slightly burned crusty cob loaf with seasoned olive oil (balsamic, lemon & herbs) for dipping, aged cheddar & roma tomatoes. It was a nice nibbly type meal, but the soup filled us up as well.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on October 09, 2008, 07:39:01 PM
We had pizzadillas.  All  the pizza stuff, cooked inside a flour torilla!  Cooked like a quesadilla, but a pizza.   YUM!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 09, 2008, 08:22:46 PM
I got invited out by my new coworkers (yay!) so I had a veggie tostada that had guacamole & pico de gallo that was to die for.  Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: missmolly on October 10, 2008, 08:00:39 AM
Dad got fish'n'chips for tea. I couldn't stand to eat another chip, so I rooted around in the fridge, found a bag of rocket leaves and some feta, so I made a salad of that with some quartered hard-boiled eggs and a splash of sushi seasoning. It was fantastic.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on October 10, 2008, 10:32:55 AM
amazing veg soup - that my friend made
pasta - that DS is making
Tuna and egg and veg salads - that DS is making
cake - that i made and froze a few weeks ago
roasted veg that i managed to make with one hand
(that's what happens when your arm is broken :'()
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Red1979 on October 10, 2008, 01:21:54 PM
I'm meeting up with my old college roommate who's in town.  We're going to this cuban place with the absolute best champagne sangria.  We'll probably share some stuff, but I have my heart set on some tostones rellenos..
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on October 10, 2008, 03:29:26 PM
I think I'm making candy this weekend and that may become dinner!  I am woefully behind on certain sections of The Joy of Cooking (for my blog) and need to catch up!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 11, 2008, 12:39:05 PM
Black bean soup with farmer's market corn, tomatoes & bell peppers.  Nice and spicy for a chilly windy day.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on October 11, 2008, 05:51:02 PM
DH is cooking dinner. He is suppose to be the cook for the adults at the scout campout this weekend so he is trying the menu first.

We are having:

Pork loin with mushroom sauce
carrots and onions
baked sweet potatoes
salad

For dessert: chocolate cups filled with cheesecake pudding topped with cherries.

It smells wonderful so far.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on October 11, 2008, 06:41:51 PM
Tyson chicken nuggets and fresh fruit. We had a big lunch today so we're doing the light supper thing tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on October 11, 2008, 06:51:47 PM
Tonight is a cup of tea (bad headache) and 5 Mother's Iced Animal Cookies.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 12, 2008, 09:09:06 PM
Last night was Thanksgiving dinner with the family. We had turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, yams, peas, broccoli salad, Caesar salad, fresh baked rolls, pumpkin pies and ice cream cake. So good and I was stuffed. Tonight I had a light sushi dinner with my mom cause we ate so much last night.

Mmm.

Tonight I'm going for comfort food: mashed potatoes with leftover black bean soup, and cake for dessert.  I normally don't have female symptoms, but this month is all about the desserts and starches.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 13, 2008, 08:21:05 AM
We ended up having hot dogs and mac & cheese for dinner last night, but at the same time I roasted a chicken and made a pot roast to eat during the week - I love knowing that all we have to do when we get home is heat up the main dish and make a side!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on October 13, 2008, 08:38:33 AM
We ended up having hot dogs and mac & cheese for dinner last night, but at the same time I roasted a chicken and made a pot roast to eat during the week - I love knowing that all we have to do when we get home is heat up the main dish and make a side!

Me, too!
I made a lasagna yesterday for dinner tonight...which will serve as leftovers I'm sure.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 13, 2008, 08:43:56 AM
We ended up having hot dogs and mac & cheese for dinner last night, but at the same time I roasted a chicken and made a pot roast to eat during the week - I love knowing that all we have to do when we get home is heat up the main dish and make a side!

Me, too!
I made a lasagna yesterday for dinner tonight...which will serve as leftovers I'm sure.

Ohh that reminds me, I need to make baked shells or lasagna sometime this week because I have a *ton* of ricotta cheese (it was on sale last week)....hmm maybe I'll make a double batch and freeze half for later.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on October 13, 2008, 10:17:47 AM
Tonight I'm going to try a new dish - low country chicken pilau.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Boots on October 13, 2008, 03:26:27 PM
I made bbq chicken last night so I'm shredding it tonight and we are having bbq chicken sandwiches with baby carrots and ranch dressing for a side!  I still have HEB leftover "Sock It To Me" cake we can have for dessert too!  Easy supper.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 13, 2008, 07:56:14 PM
Leftover soup and cake.  Mmm cake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Boots on October 13, 2008, 09:37:22 PM
I am sending you the remainder of my cake so I do not eat it myself!!  My weakness......cake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 13, 2008, 11:07:58 PM
I am sending you the remainder of my cake so I do not eat it myself!!  My weakness......cake.

Please don't!  Some how I've eaten a quarter of a cake by myself in 24 hours.   :(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 14, 2008, 11:41:54 PM
Tonight I am making pesto new potatoes with red peppers and a green salad. I'm going to use up our old apples and make an apple crisp for dessert too.

Mmm, that sounds so nice.

I ate a late snack at work of cheesecake, then rode my bike home and went for a run, so afterwards I wasn't terribly hungry.  But I did enjoy the fancy scones (mango passion fruit, and mandarin orange cranberry) with tea at book club.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Red1979 on October 15, 2008, 03:50:56 PM
Even though I plan to work out right after work and I know I'll want ot be lazy and just make a tuna sandwich, I'm going to attempt to cook.

I'm going to try making some shrimp tacos.  Shrimp with green onions, red peppers, chipoltle pepper flakes and a salsa verde with soft whole wheat taco shells and fat free sour cream.  I have some leftover red beans and rice I can serve on the side.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Buffy2424 on October 15, 2008, 04:21:39 PM
Pesto pizza & red wine. 

Tomorrow I'm thinking Salmon with brown rice and peach salsa.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on October 15, 2008, 04:29:05 PM
Pork chop casserole and broccoli tonight....leftover Johnny Marzetti tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on October 15, 2008, 07:39:44 PM
I had tacos, black beans and rice and cake, it was very good but wasn't cooked by me.

Tomorrow I'm making my chicken and pasta dish I cook it was a lot of fresh veggies and Olive Oil, it's quite good at least to me and bringing leftover chicken for lunch on Friday!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 15, 2008, 08:19:44 PM
I feel the beginnings of a head cold, so it's spicy udon soup for me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on October 15, 2008, 11:51:37 PM
Lamb korma and parathas of the delivery variety. Mmm-mmm!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 16, 2008, 09:08:21 AM
Pot roast and mashed potatoes for tonight, maybe biscuits if I have enough time to make them.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on October 16, 2008, 10:14:00 AM
Pray for me....it's hospital cafeteria night.....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 16, 2008, 10:34:03 AM
We're having roast pork with stuffing, roast potatoes, carrot+turnip, peas and gravy. Yum yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on October 16, 2008, 01:48:21 PM
Pray for me....it's hospital cafeteria night.....

Ewwww, Auntie V, ewwww! The worst food I've ever had was the fried chicken at the VA in Dallas, which says a lot considering that I've been to nursing homes, public schools, and a children's home. :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on October 16, 2008, 02:04:50 PM
3 leftover hamburgers, 1 leftover chicken wing, 1 serving of leftover beans and rice, and leftover cornbread. I guess that calls for some brand new salad.  ;)

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 16, 2008, 10:40:30 PM
Wow Pinky.  Sometimes I just get a hankering for more protein, so I know where you were at.

I had more soup.  If I can keep fighting this cold off for 24 more hours, i can be sick all weekend if I want to.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on October 16, 2008, 11:41:21 PM
It was another 12 hour day on campus yesterday, so I had Chinese food. The MSG gave me a headache >:(
Tonight it's going to be something quick and simple like a salad, since I have to work again.


Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I can't wait for dinner tonight! Sesame chicken, lo mein, white rice, egg rolls, and chinese-style buffalo chicken wings... and of course the most delicious course of all, my husband.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 17, 2008, 08:21:26 AM
Tonight we're going to run and do the grocery shopping as *soon* as I get home from work, since we won't have any time to cook, we're going to use a gift certificate for a local diner that I won in a raffle, so yummy diner food and not having to pay for it = fantastic!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on October 17, 2008, 11:48:34 AM
Wow Pinky.  Sometimes I just get a hankering for more protein, so I know where you were at.

I had more soup.  If I can keep fighting this cold off for 24 more hours, i can be sick all weekend if I want to.

Oh my, I didn't mean that was all for me!  :-[ Me, DH, and a growing 8yo and 5 yo.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on October 17, 2008, 11:50:07 AM
Pot roast and sweet potatoes, plus the cornbread that got overlooked after all last night.

Then when we come back from camping Sunday night, I'll have the leftover roast to make Philly cheese steaks.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 17, 2008, 01:30:05 PM
We're having spaghetti bolognese with garlic bread. yum.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on October 17, 2008, 02:03:45 PM
we had: soup that DS made, salads that DS made, pasta that DS made, on a table that DS set... oh, i managed to make some roast vegs with pesto sauce and some eggplant salad (DS chopped and peeled everything) ;D

right arm is still in the cast :'(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on October 17, 2008, 02:59:56 PM
I have no idea what dinner will be tonight or tomorrow since there was a snag with my paycheck and I might not get my direct deposit until Monday, so my grocery shopping will be sparse!

So I might try to whip up some salmon and rice and tomorrow I am going out. I want to make some Thai food one day ;) Sunday I'm going to my family's house for an early bday dinner (for me) we are having a roast, potatoes, veggies and of course cake! I'm hoping to get some Hagen Dasz pear ice cream, SO good.

I love this thread, I get so many good ideas for food.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on October 17, 2008, 03:19:30 PM
Tonight we're going out to eat...yay!  No dishes to clean up!  Tomorrow I'm making chicken soup of some kind (haven't decided with noodles or with potatoes instead).  I'll be using some chicken stock I made last week, so all homemade...that never happens!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 17, 2008, 09:11:47 PM
Wow Pinky.  Sometimes I just get a hankering for more protein, so I know where you were at.

I had more soup.  If I can keep fighting this cold off for 24 more hours, i can be sick all weekend if I want to.

Oh my, I didn't mean that was all for me!  :-[ Me, DH, and a growing 8yo and 5 yo.

Oops, hope I didn't offend you!

Tonight is homemade refried beans & Mexican rice.  I've got the bean recipe down, but my rice leaves something to be desired.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on October 18, 2008, 03:36:28 PM
Bratwursts on buns with sauerkraut & mustard, with jalapenos potato chips on the side.  Yes, we have strong stomachs.  :)

A co-worker has turned me onto Thai food recently (drunken noodles - yum!!)  So last night when DH and I ordered Chinese, I decided to stray from the usual (vegetable lo mein) and try instead the Singapore style thin rice noodles.  It had chicken/shrimp/pork in a spicy curry sauce.  It was quite good, and made good leftovers for lunch today!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 18, 2008, 04:07:02 PM
Bratwursts on buns with sauerkraut & mustard, with jalapenos potato chips on the side.  Yes, we have strong stomachs.  :)

A co-worker has turned me onto Thai food recently (drunken noodles - yum!!)  So last night when DH and I ordered Chinese, I decided to stray from the usual (vegetable lo mein) and try instead the Singapore style thin rice noodles.  It had chicken/shrimp/pork in a spicy curry sauce.  It was quite good, and made good leftovers for lunch today!

Mmm.  Replace the bratwurst with some sauteed tempeh and you have one of my favorite meals.

Tonight it's going to be faux shepherd's pie, with a layer of blacked beans under mashed potatoes, then sprinkled with garlic cheddar, all baked in the oven until toasty.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 19, 2008, 02:28:01 PM
Hamburgers - now I know that sounds kind of hum drum, but my BF makes the worlds best (imho) hamburgers  - he says the secret is a bit of curry powder, but I know he adds other stuff too....drooooooooool.  Maybe if I ask nicely he'll make homemade french fries too!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 19, 2008, 03:09:05 PM
Pasta with a savory pumpkin sauce.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: guihong on October 19, 2008, 03:53:20 PM
Italian chicken (chicken breasts in a crock-pot w/a packet of dry Italian salad dressing and nothing else), green beans, salad with red onions, and crescent rolls.  Have chocolate cupcakes for dessert, if I can keep myself out of them :D.

gui
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Red1979 on October 19, 2008, 04:49:24 PM
Vodka Sauce w/ imitation crab meat over Whole Wheat egg noodles.  It sounds odd, but having tasted the ingredients, I think it will be very good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on October 20, 2008, 05:59:45 PM
Ravioli stuffed with beef and cheeses, topped with homemade marinara sauce.  Later tonight (long after the kids are in bed), we'll be having some wine and tiramisu to celebrate my birthday.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on October 20, 2008, 08:12:49 PM
Score! DH had to go somewhere tonight so it was just me and the kids...not that I don't want him home  ;), it's just that the kids and I adore fish and he can barely tolerate it. So we had pan-sauteed tilapia, biscuits, corn and cauliflower. And the peppermint ice cream that DS and I spotted at the store this afternoon. Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 20, 2008, 08:33:10 PM
Ravioli stuffed with beef and cheeses, topped with homemade marinara sauce.  Later tonight (long after the kids are in bed), we'll be having some wine and tiramisu to celebrate my birthday.  :)

Happy birthday!  I hope you enjoy your lovely dinner.

I'm having leftover mock shepherd's pie followed by a handful of candy corn.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on October 20, 2008, 08:47:44 PM
Happy birthday, Skyler!

Tonight was veal marsala and rice.  Yay for make ahead meals!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 21, 2008, 02:04:47 AM
Happy Birthday, Skyler! That ravioli sounds delicious, byt the way.  :D

I think I'm making shepherds pie for dinner tonight, as I have lamb in the fridge which needs using before it passes its best-before date.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Kungfusugar344 on October 21, 2008, 08:40:03 AM
I believe we're having clam chowder. ;D From scratch!

Happy birthday!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on October 21, 2008, 08:52:36 AM
Stuffed peppers -- if I find a good recipe.

What goes with stuffed peppers??
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on October 21, 2008, 06:40:44 PM
First batch of chili for the season!  Now it OFFICIALLY fall!  :)

And thanks for all the birthday wishes!!  I actually fell asleep before we got to the tiramisu.  But my parents are driving up tomorrow and today was my dad's birthday.  So we agreed to save the tiramisu for tomorrow night for all of us to celebrate with.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 21, 2008, 08:26:15 PM
Skyler, that's so cool that you and your dad have such close birthdays.  Enjoy the tiramisu!

I was really craving fried chicken, so I bought some Quorn nuggets.  Yup, every once in a while, I crave meat.  Nope, I don't give in.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 22, 2008, 11:00:36 PM
Today was new employee orientation, and they fed us so much all day, I wasn't hungry for dinner.

My favorite was the chilled noodles w/ peanut sauce, Asian style slaw and veggie dumplings.  Mmm.

Now I'm hungry. :/
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CeeBee on October 22, 2008, 11:05:58 PM
Nachos!

With spicy beans, lots of cheese and probably an entire tub of sour cream. I'm hungry!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Red1979 on October 23, 2008, 09:57:06 AM
I've been trying to use up what's in my pantry and fridge, so my choices are fairly slim.  I think I'm going to go with a cheese quesadilla, made w/ multigrain tortillas and topped with salsa verde and fat free sour cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on October 23, 2008, 10:13:08 AM
Last night we had tomato basil soup (Progresso - it was pretty good) and grilled cheese sandwiches.

I'm not sure what I'll make today. I'm planning to shop tomorrow, so I'll just have to see what's left in the freezer for meat.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 23, 2008, 04:15:26 PM
DH and I ordered chinese food from a new chinese place tonight- it was horrible.  :( It smelled like wet dog- I didn't eat any. I'm hungry, so I'm snacking on some crackers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on October 23, 2008, 04:54:25 PM
Greek chicken pitas and spinach salad....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 23, 2008, 05:22:26 PM
I made shells for dinner, and they are in the oven right now - basically the "short cut" lasagna, since I mix the shells in with sauce, ricotta cheese and mozzarella and bake, it's pretty yummy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on October 23, 2008, 07:25:15 PM
I decided to go with more comfort food. We are having macaroni and cheese, pumpkin bread, and apple slices.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 23, 2008, 08:41:04 PM
Mock southwest chicken nuggets, with green chili tortillas and smokey tomato sauce.  And I made it all in under 10 min.

It's amazing what being starving and broke can do for your creativity.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on October 24, 2008, 11:05:43 AM
Last night we ate out for the first time in ages-Chinese. Tonight is boeuf bourginonne. I made sourdough bread. Not sure of veggies yet, probably salad and carrots.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Miss Misery on October 24, 2008, 11:09:08 AM
Nachos with chili and sour cream.

Yum.   ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 24, 2008, 11:33:17 AM
We're having roast chicken, baby potatoes with garlic and herb butter, mashed carrot and swede and fresh green beans. I'm so hungry, my mouth is watering thinking about it! I have to wait 2 hours to eat though  :(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on October 24, 2008, 11:45:18 AM
First batch of chili for the season!  Now it OFFICIALLY fall!  :)

And thanks for all the birthday wishes!!  I actually fell asleep before we got to the tiramisu.  But my parents are driving up tomorrow and today was my dad's birthday.  So we agreed to save the tiramisu for tomorrow night for all of us to celebrate with.

Happy late Birthday!
Is your dad's birthday the day after yours? Because that's how me and my dad's birthdays are, too. Mine is May 2nd and his is May 3rd!

Tonight we are picking up something for dinner, not sure what exactly yet. We're shopping for our trip to Philly this weekend (tailgating food) so we'll get something on our way home!  ;D Go Eagles!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 25, 2008, 05:19:41 PM
We're having roast chicken, baby potatoes with garlic and herb butter, mashed carrot and swede and fresh green beans. I'm so hungry, my mouth is watering thinking about it! I have to wait 2 hours to eat though  :(

What's swede?

Tonight I'm making curried pumpkin soup with chickpeas and bok choy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on October 25, 2008, 05:25:09 PM
Chicken lasagna and spinach salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 26, 2008, 06:06:23 AM


What's swede?


It's a root vegetable, kinda sorta like a turnip. But bigger. And delicious when mashed with carrots, lots of butter, salt and pepper.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on October 26, 2008, 07:38:07 AM
Roast chicken here too, with a light gravy tarted up with verjuice.  Sides were roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes supplemented with steamed carrots, broccolli and sugar snap peas from my vege garden.  For dessert, we had strawberries from the garden with King Island yoghurt (really thick and creamy).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on October 26, 2008, 09:05:34 AM
Turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and yeast rolls....one of my son's favorite dinners.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 26, 2008, 10:18:01 AM
Last night we were invited to my parents for dinner and had prime rib, baked sweet potatoes, biscuits and veggies....and then apple pie for dessert!!! We were absolutely stuffed!

Tonight the BF is going to make a pan fried talapia with polenta and grilled veggies, I'm already drooling!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 26, 2008, 11:06:38 AM
Chicken kiev for us tonight, possibly with jacket potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 26, 2008, 01:19:14 PM
Hmm...I've had a very unhealthy weekend. I think tonight will be mashed potatoes and a big salad. Or else perogies and a big salad.

I'm totally with you on the unhealthy weekend.  Yesterday, I ate cookie dough for breakfast and pie for lunch.

I enjoyed last night's pumpkin soup, but it lacked some oomph, so I think I'm going to run by the market and get some coconut milk and more veggies for it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SweetTinkerbelle on October 26, 2008, 03:24:42 PM
Split pea and ham soup--it's in the crock pot right now!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on October 26, 2008, 06:54:08 PM
Last night I had rare steak, pasta alfredo, Caesar salad, steamed green beans and carrots, a delicious of Merlot, almond shortbread cookies with fresh mixed berries, and coffee.

Tonight we are having skillet supper franks (old BH&G recipe) - cut up hotdogs with sauteed onion, tomatoes, tomato juice, marjoram, basil, egg noodles, garlic, and green pepper) and corn.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on October 26, 2008, 07:27:09 PM
Tortellini soup:
Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini (from a package because I would never waste homeade tortellini on soup!)
Chicken Broth
Minced Garlic
Spinach
Carrots
Scallions
Salt and Pepper
Topped with a bit of Romano Cheese

with a glass of Clos du Bois Chardonnay

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on October 26, 2008, 08:57:46 PM
Homemade beef stew in rich gravy served over biscuits.

Its that time of the year again...slow cooker time :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on October 27, 2008, 03:16:54 AM
Yesterday we can Chicken tikka masala with naan and rice - oh and a garden salad. With a nice red wine.

Today it'll be leftover veggie soup from the freezer: potatoes, hokkaido pumpkin, green beans, sprouts, carrots, cellery and leak. Mmmmmm....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 27, 2008, 07:55:51 AM
Red Beans and Rice with Turkey Sausage for us tonight!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Kungfusugar344 on October 27, 2008, 01:25:55 PM
Soup probably. Maybe with a salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 27, 2008, 07:37:50 PM
Tomato & egg ramen.  Sounds gross at first, but it was everywhere in Beijing, plus it's cheap and easy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 27, 2008, 10:13:59 PM
I lied.  I went the lazy girl route and had popcorn with parmesan and a glass of oj.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 28, 2008, 04:10:31 AM
Last night, DH and I went out, se when we got home we had chicken wings, potato skins and garlic bread.
Today is our wedding anniversary, so I'm gonna cook something special for dinner. I just don't know what yet...  ???
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: zoidberg on October 28, 2008, 05:00:40 AM
My very own "fishy spaghetti". So called because there's tuna AND sardines in the sauce. Plus onions, garlic, some finely chopped olives, jalapenos, pureed tomatoes (BF hates chunky tomatoes) and lots of oregano, basil, thyme.

Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on October 28, 2008, 08:04:30 AM
The weather here is *dreary* and will be all day, so I'm going comfort food - meatloaf and twice baked potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on October 28, 2008, 06:09:39 PM
I have to have an appetizer to share for tomorrow night, to be somewhere only an hour after I get home from work (what fun!).

My plan was to make mini franks in crescent rolls by constructing the rolls tonight and popping them in the oven right when I get home tomorrow (luckily we have an oven with a timer, so I can have it preheated when I get home). I plan to make a batch tonight and eat them for dinner.

Is it wrong to have mini frank rolls for dinner?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on October 28, 2008, 06:53:49 PM
I lied.  I went the lazy girl route and had popcorn with parmesan and a glass of oj.
girlfriend, you need some protein!  I know it's easy to eat like that when you are just cooking for yourself.  I have to force myself some nights.

Tonight I combined two of Rachel Rays Tuna Casserole Recipes.  Mushrooms,  Spinach, Onions sauteed in wine with Penne in a roux base.  Came out very good.  Now I have enough to eat for a week.  I will have to try and pawn it off on friends because no matter how good it is I sure ain't eating Tuna Casserole for lunch and dinner the next 4 days.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 28, 2008, 07:45:28 PM
I lied.  I went the lazy girl route and had popcorn with parmesan and a glass of oj.
girlfriend, you need some protein!  I know it's easy to eat like that when you are just cooking for yourself.  I have to force myself some nights.

Tonight I combined two of Rachel Rays Tuna Casserole Recipes.  Mushrooms,  Spinach, Onions sauteed in wine with Penne in a roux base.  Came out very good.  Now I have enough to eat for a week.  I will have to try and pawn it off on friends because no matter how good it is I sure ain't eating Tuna Casserole for lunch and dinner the next 4 days.



Thanks for your concern!  Popcorn is actually a whole grain that naturally has lots of protein and fiber, and the parmesan is also a good source of protein as well.  As a vegetarian, it's pretty common for me to combine whole grains and dairy at meals for my protein.

Tonight is my tomato & egg over noodles combo.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on October 28, 2008, 07:50:47 PM
We had Whoppers.  made in my kitchen.  I have a 'knock off' recipe book and one of the things is Whoppers!

Seriously the only difference was mine were served on a real plate, where the real thing comes wrapped in paper.  the taste was identical.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on October 28, 2008, 08:24:57 PM
I lied.  I went the lazy girl route and had popcorn with parmesan and a glass of oj.
girlfriend, you need some protein!  I know it's easy to eat like that when you are just cooking for yourself.  I have to force myself some nights.

Tonight I combined two of Rachel Rays Tuna Casserole Recipes.  Mushrooms,  Spinach, Onions sauteed in wine with Penne in a roux base.  Came out very good.  Now I have enough to eat for a week.  I will have to try and pawn it off on friends because no matter how good it is I sure ain't eating Tuna Casserole for lunch and dinner the next 4 days.



Thanks for your concern!  Popcorn is actually a whole grain that naturally has lots of protein and fiber, and the parmesan is also a good source of protein as well.  As a vegetarian, it's pretty common for me to combine whole grains and dairy at meals for my protein.

Tonight is my tomato & egg over noodles combo.
It does sound tasty!  I didn't know popcorn had that much protein.  The tomato and egg over pasta sounds delicious, too.  I made something similar a few days ago.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 29, 2008, 03:25:46 AM
For dinner last night, I ended up making chicken arrabiata pasta, and it was delicious. Someone bought us a bottle of vintage champagne for our wedding, which we'd saved specifically for our 1st anniversary, so we drank that with dinner. And ate some lovely chocolates which DH bought me afterwards.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: zoidberg on October 29, 2008, 04:30:21 AM
For dinner last night, I ended up making chicken arrabiata pasta, and it was delicious. Someone bought us a bottle of vintage champagne for our wedding, which we'd saved specifically for our 1st anniversary, so we drank that with dinner. And ate some lovely chocolates which DH bought me afterwards.  :D

This is making my mouth water. It's 10:30 am here, and I haven't had breakfast. Sounds like your anniversary dinner was a success. Congrats!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 29, 2008, 11:15:13 PM
I stopped at the farmer's market, which also has restaurant booths, because I'm lazy.  A giant caesar salad with focaccia and a fudgy brownie.  Mmm.  But I still have to cook so I can have lunch tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on October 30, 2008, 03:12:49 AM
Sounds like your anniversary dinner was a success. Congrats!
Thatnks, it was- it was lovely!
Last night, we had shepherds pie. Tonight it'll be Reggae Reggae chicken.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on October 30, 2008, 09:33:31 AM
We had smoked turkey legs last night... I saw them at the grocery store and could not resist.

Tonight its tomato soup and grilled cheese.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on October 30, 2008, 09:47:01 AM
I made what is becoming our favorite fall meal --

Pork chops with apples and stuffing. I also picked up a loaf of fresh bread on my way home.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on October 30, 2008, 08:39:01 PM
On the way home, I had to stop at the grocery store, and decided to duck into slightly sketchy looking Chinese restaurant next door to order take out.  Turns out they have every dish twice: once meaty and the other version VEGAN!

So, I have hunan chicken and hot & sour soup with pork.

Sooo good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on October 30, 2008, 09:16:26 PM
Tonight was chicken and broccoli casserole, yum!!!  Plenty of leftovers for tomorrow, even better!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on October 31, 2008, 02:59:02 AM
I had a salad last night.

Tonight... something. Probably sandwiches and salad again, since hubby will go out for lunch with his colleagues today.

For the weekend I'm planning a lasagna and chicken burritos.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Red1979 on October 31, 2008, 01:40:09 PM
Tonight I am trying a recipe called Sauerkraut Soup with Sausage.  I think it will either be really really good or really really bad.  Then in the spirit of halloween i'm gonna treat myself to a candy apple.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on November 01, 2008, 05:38:13 PM
Since we're so tight due to the economy I'm going to skillet some meat that was on sale for a buck first. Apply cholula spice, onion spice, garlic, and paprika to it. Melt some nacho cheese sauce over top of it and slap it inside a pita with salsa and sour cream for what I call "poor man's chalupa."  8) I don't have any flour to fry the pita, but that is okay!

Poor man's spaghetti is noodles and tomato soup. Ramen with vegetables in it is rich man's ramen. I think I'm on my way to being a culinary goddess, right?  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on November 01, 2008, 06:29:44 PM
I don't know what I'm having for dinner tonight.  And that is because I'm having dinner at a lady's house whom I've never met before.  I have joined a Bunco group, and my first game is tonight.  It's once a month, dinner and playing, with prizes at the end.  Sounded like a lot of fun, so I joined up.  I need to make some new friends.  I hope I can meet ladies around my age whom I have some things in common with.  My neighbors are all so much younger than me, and I've noticed my dd has been excluded from fun neighborhood things, and I think it's because I'm not as close to the other moms as the other moms are to each other.  Does that make sense?

Anyway, my feelings are hurt today (on behalf of my dd) and so I'm looking forward to meeting some new people.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Esther_bunny on November 01, 2008, 09:02:47 PM
Hugs to Shoo!! I hope you have fun tonight.

Tonight we had Chicken Tikka with Naan. I found the Chicken Tikka sauce at World Market and the Naan was actually at the grocery store. And a Kingfisher! Can't have Indian food w/out a cold Kingfisher.

It didn't taste as good as what you get at an Indian restaurant but it was still good. Mmm Chicken Tikka........
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on November 01, 2008, 10:10:45 PM
Last night I made chili, as is my tradition for Halloween night.

Tonight we had grilled chicken, roast asparagus, and Caesar salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 01, 2008, 10:15:36 PM
More curried pumpkin soup.  So warm and spicy, and rather healthy.  To balance all the candy I've been eating today.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NOVA Lady on November 02, 2008, 10:46:42 AM
We had sushi last night (oh it was so good...we sat at the bar and the sushi chef gave us a free order of the tuna steaks on radish with special sauce.....melted in your mouth).

Tonight we're have smoked baby back ribs, grilled corn and bakes beans. I am in the winter funks early this year, so I needed a blast of summer. Smelling them smoking is really lifting my spirits ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on November 02, 2008, 03:12:38 PM
Good old fashioned comfort food for a cold night: meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn.
Tomorrow night it's barbecue pork tenderloin....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on November 02, 2008, 03:22:20 PM
BBQ ribs in the crockpot with noodles and some broccoli.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 02, 2008, 03:35:34 PM
Carbonara style pasta with chard instead of bacon and whole wheat spaghetti.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on November 02, 2008, 04:33:40 PM
Last night was grilled duck, a lovely salad and broccoli with hollandaise at a friend's house.
We traded dinner for breakfast so this morning I cooked at my house.

Tonight another friend is cooking beef stew and I am taking vanilla bean frozen custard. 

I feel so fortunate! My two favorite things... good company and good food!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on November 03, 2008, 03:20:10 AM
I'm alone till Friday, so I'll be having lots of salads and am making a veggie soup tonight to last most of the week  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on November 03, 2008, 11:18:36 AM
Chilli with garlic bread and potato wedges.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on November 03, 2008, 06:36:06 PM
Tonight I made a really good sauce with some canned tomatoes, garlic, onions, garlic, spices, a bit of sausage for flavor, garlic, kalamata olives, herbs from my garden and mushrooms.   

Served over pasta.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM  I have enough for leftovers for lunch tomorrow
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on November 03, 2008, 06:41:15 PM
Well, I am trying to decide by reading what everyone else is having!
Geordicat, that sounds delicious!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Veronica on November 03, 2008, 06:41:57 PM
Pork chops with apple glaze and stuffing.   :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on November 03, 2008, 06:59:01 PM
Thanks!  It was seriously just some stuff that was in the pantry, except for the olives.  Standard staple stuff and took just a few minutes to cook it all in the big cast iron skillet.  It adds a certain flavor to the sauce.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CeeBee on November 03, 2008, 08:18:22 PM
Omelette with avocado and salsa, hashbrowns and salad on the side.
Tomorrow night - corn fritters with red capsicum and parsley, served with baby spinach, crispy bacon, sour cream and sweet chilli sauce.

Yum.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 03, 2008, 08:35:43 PM
Spaghetti roma!

Or, whole wheat spaghetti with roma beans and roma tomatoes.  And it only requires one pot, which is awesome.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on November 03, 2008, 09:12:59 PM
I heated up the leftover chili from Halloween and served it with shredded cheese and saltine crackers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Girly on November 03, 2008, 09:15:01 PM
Homemade General Tso's chicken!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 03, 2008, 10:06:33 PM
Homemade General Tso's chicken!

OK, that's totally my next order from my new found vegan Chinese place.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: snowfire on November 04, 2008, 01:05:10 AM
Homemade General Tso's chicken!

Recipe please!!! I haven't had really good General Tso's chicken since my favorite place closed.

Tonight's dinner was takeout Chinese since my kitchen & family room are torn up for painting.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brain Fluff on November 04, 2008, 01:09:18 PM
I'm making meatcake for the first time.

Wish me luck!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on November 04, 2008, 05:33:06 PM
Tomato soup with grilled cheese.  Great comfort food for such a gloomy, yucky, rainy day.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 04, 2008, 07:47:42 PM
Dinner was leftovers, but my breakfast was extra yummy.  I poached pears in a ginger syrup, and had it over plain yogurt and granola.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on November 05, 2008, 04:32:27 AM
We're going to a Bonfire Night party tonight in a relatives house. She usually makes a big pot of chilli and a big pot or beed stew, so we'll probably be eating that for dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on November 05, 2008, 09:43:40 AM
Sausage and onions with macaroni and cheese and peas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: zoidberg on November 05, 2008, 10:09:49 AM
Self-made chicken Schnitzel with Fries.

As requested by my BF, who had a hard day at his internship. It's his favourite. I hope it will cheer him up. :-\
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Girly on November 05, 2008, 06:52:58 PM
Tonight was chicken and dumplings!

For you guys that wanted the General Tso's recipe, I basically used this with a few modifications:

http://www.recipezaar.com/General-Tsos-Chicken-164706

Seriously, it might have been one of the best General Tso's I've ever had.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on November 06, 2008, 05:02:29 AM
Do you happen to have a good Sesame Chicken one as well? My husband thinks it is to die for.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on November 06, 2008, 08:36:04 AM
Pray for me....tonight it's hospital cafeteria again.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on November 06, 2008, 06:02:47 PM
I am going to cook some beef broccoli tomorrow and entailing that I need to marinate the beef strips for three hours beforehand. I don't have any cooking wine on hand and the goal is to just tenderize the meat, that's all. Would a substitute of red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar do the trick? My friend suggested trying it with a bit of sugar added.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on November 06, 2008, 07:00:45 PM
Tonight was chicken and dumplings!

For you guys that wanted the General Tso's recipe, I basically used this with a few modifications:

http://www.recipezaar.com/General-Tsos-Chicken-164706

Seriously, it might have been one of the best General Tso's I've ever had.

Do you mind sharing your modifications, or were they just for personal taste?  My DH LOVES General Tso's and I've been trying to make more Asian dishes at home anyway (tonight I made steak and green pepper stir-fry.)   I would love to pull this dish off!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 06, 2008, 07:38:53 PM
I had a gift certificate so I decided to indulge in something I wouldn't have made for myself: a loaded veggie burger and fries.  Soo full.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on November 07, 2008, 01:20:51 PM
I don't want to be a nag but I got to start marinating that meat in two hours... anyone know at all?  ??? (See my post above.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Girly on November 07, 2008, 01:26:38 PM
I am going to cook some beef broccoli tomorrow and entailing that I need to marinate the beef strips for three hours beforehand. I don't have any cooking wine on hand and the goal is to just tenderize the meat, that's all. Would a substitute of red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar do the trick? My friend suggested trying it with a bit of sugar added.

You can substitute any wine for cooking wine (I have always done this, tastes better, imo!). If you don't have any wine on hand at all, you can also use beef broth with a little bit of vinegar in it, just just the beef broth plain.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Girly on November 07, 2008, 01:34:41 PM
Do you mind sharing your modifications, or were they just for personal taste?  My DH LOVES General Tso's and I've been trying to make more Asian dishes at home anyway (tonight I made steak and green pepper stir-fry.)   I would love to pull this dish off!

I added a little teriyaki sauce to the slurry, not in place of anything, just in addition to everything else.

I didn't use any green onion. I used half of a vidalia to the sauce instead. I did not use cooking wine, or even white wine, I used red.

Just very minor changes, really.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on November 07, 2008, 01:46:12 PM
All righty. I'm not sure which I will try, but either red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar it is! I can toss a coin. I'll add the sugar my friend suggested for the beef. I will be trying your General Tso's in a couple days since I already promised my hub beef broccoli tonight. Hurray and thank you!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 07, 2008, 10:47:18 PM
Mmm, lots of Asian food.

Last night was Southwest, with garlic lime zucchini & onions, smokey black beans and green chili corn tortillas.

Tonight was faux chicken parmesan, without chicken or parmesan.  So really, just a mock chicken patty topped with jarred marinara.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GlindaBunny on November 07, 2008, 11:40:29 PM
I just had some leek soup.  I know it's late, but I felt I needed it (nothing else sounded good, it was difficult cooking it because I'm so sick, but I needed to eat something).


I could only have a small bowl because I can never eat much during pregnancy.  :(


Still, there's lots in the fridge for tomorrow.  I think simple dishes are sometimes the best.  Leeks, golden potatoes, chicken broth, a splash of cream, and salt/pepper.  Just what I needed.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 08, 2008, 12:20:02 PM
I get my own Chinese take out today!  The one person I know around here outside of church and work offered to help me with my car, then suggested we rent a movie we'd been talking about and order take out.  No, this isn't a date, but gosh I'm excited to have plans on a weekend.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on November 08, 2008, 12:56:22 PM
I'm making a big dinner tonight for my dh's birthday...I made homemade Italian Wedding Soup this morning and it's in the crockpot right now. We will also have NY Strip steaks, red mashed potatoes, corn, and chocolate cake with peanut butter icing  ;D

I wish I could stay at home and do this all the time...it was a lot of work, but I'm sure it will be worth it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on November 08, 2008, 01:32:44 PM
I love wedding soup.....yum!
We're having my creamy white chili and garlic bread tonight......droooooool.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 08, 2008, 04:07:26 PM
I love wedding soup.....yum!
We're having my creamy white chili and garlic bread tonight......droooooool.

Oooh, what's in your white chili?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on November 08, 2008, 04:24:16 PM
Barbeque pork, green beans, yams and a delicious cupcake for dessert!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on November 08, 2008, 04:32:01 PM
We had lunch at Mickey D's today, letting the kids play outside on the playground for a couple of hours (gorgeous weather.)  Anyhow, our stomachs are still heavy, so we are just going to feed the kids and maybe later tonight snack on some sausage and cheese with some wine (mmmmmmm.)

In the meantime, though, I'm cooking up a fresh batch of marinara sauce.  Not for any particular dinner, but because we always keep a big 5 qt pot of it in the fridge.  DH finished up the last batch yesterday, so it was automatic that I make a new batch today.  Usually lasts about a week and half to two weeks.  Besides for use over pasta, we use our own sauce whenever a recipe calls for canned tomato sauce.  A little extra flavor!

Tomorrow I'll be pre-making goulash and spicy chicken soup.  Between those and the sauce, we should be set for some quick and easy dinners this week! 

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on November 08, 2008, 06:05:37 PM
Tonight was a 'continental' style light fare... 3 mini croissants and a satsuma orange.  And some whoppers from Trick or Treat.  Getting over a migraine and I don't feel like cooking, even though I have some killer coupons from a local pizza place that makes the best pizza right next to mine.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: aventurine on November 08, 2008, 07:00:56 PM

We're having my creamy white chili and garlic bread tonight......droooooool.

Oooh, what's in your white chili?

Barbeque pork, green beans, yams and a delicious cupcake for dessert!

This all ran together in my head.   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D 


We had chicken spaghetti. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on November 08, 2008, 07:48:07 PM
Homemade creamy chicken soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on November 08, 2008, 11:57:58 PM
My mom was in town for a few days for a conference, so BF and I went out to dinner with her and my grandma. We went to a seafood restaurant on the docks and had fish and chips, Caesar salad and kalamari with tzatziki. All washed down with a Hefewietzen beer. YUM!

That sounds lovely.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hobish on November 09, 2008, 12:25:28 AM

A cheesesteak hoagie wrap, 2 pieces of chicken and tomato pizza, 2 glasses of Hawaiian Punch and a glass of Pepsi. Quitting smoking is killing me. Soon my clothes aren't going to fit. Oh, yeah, and 2 fried shrimp, a fried scallop, and a few french fries. Why did i not do this when i was trying to gain weight and couldn't?  :P  :P  :P

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 09, 2008, 12:31:22 AM

A cheesesteak hoagie wrap, 2 pieces of chicken and tomato pizza, 2 glasses of Hawaiian Punch and a glass of Pepsi. Quitting smoking is killing me. Soon my clothes aren't going to fit. Oh, yeah, and 2 fried shrimp, a fried scallop, and a few french fries. Why did i not do this when i was trying to gain weight and couldn't?  :P  :P  :P



Well, I'm proud of you for quitting smoking!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hobish on November 09, 2008, 12:49:50 AM

A cheesesteak hoagie wrap, 2 pieces of chicken and tomato pizza, 2 glasses of Hawaiian Punch and a glass of Pepsi. Quitting smoking is killing me. Soon my clothes aren't going to fit. Oh, yeah, and 2 fried shrimp, a fried scallop, and a few french fries. Why did i not do this when i was trying to gain weight and couldn't?  :P  :P  :P



Well, I'm proud of you for quitting smoking!


Aww, thank you! :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on November 09, 2008, 01:48:43 AM
I bought a beautiful size 25 (2.5kg!) free range chicken yesterday, so tonight we are going to have roast chicken with roast potatoes, sweet potato and buttered carrots from my vege patch.

Tomorrow, dinner will be a fritatta made with left chicken and potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on November 09, 2008, 08:51:53 AM

A cheesesteak hoagie wrap, 2 pieces of chicken and tomato pizza, 2 glasses of Hawaiian Punch and a glass of Pepsi. Quitting smoking is killing me. Soon my clothes aren't going to fit. Oh, yeah, and 2 fried shrimp, a fried scallop, and a few french fries. Why did i not do this when i was trying to gain weight and couldn't?  :P  :P  :P



Something that helped me stop smoking....

Go find a box of licorice altoids.  Seriously.  Licorice altoids.

ANYTHING after one of those is just...not good.  The altoids are wonderful.  A cigarette after a licorice altoid?  ugh.  Double ugh.   It helped me stop smoking AND kept me from eating everything in sight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 09, 2008, 12:08:13 PM
Today I'm roasting turnips, carrots and onions, making some garlicky white beans and my no-knead bread is about to go in the oven.  Thank goodness for Mark Bittman.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on November 09, 2008, 12:37:18 PM
Baked cod with chips and mushy peas.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on November 09, 2008, 12:39:41 PM
I made a pot of chicken noodle soup yesterday, so we had that last night, and we're having it again for lunch today.  It's goooooooood food!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Nimblicity on November 09, 2008, 12:52:31 PM
Yesterday was leftover pizza, leftover pumpkin risotto and something else.  Something not very memorable, obviously.

Tonight was
1. fried pork chops. I thought I'd try leaving the lid on the pan to reduce splattering, but they didn't come out as crispy this way.  Next time, no lid.
2. fried potatoes. Boiled 'em, slice 'em, fry 'em up.  We got a little container of lard-and-cracklings as a gift last weekend. Traditionally, Austrians spread it on bread instead of butter, which was too expensive in the olden days. I fried the potatoes in a spoonful of that.  Mmmm, heartattack on a plate!
3. steamed cabbage with spring onions, garlic and a tiny bit of Tirolean bacon. This bacon may not be for the faint of heart, you have to scrape the mold off before carving yourself a slice.  There is essentially no "best-before" date on this stuff.  Also a traditional food.

Ok, honestly, we normally eat very healthy.  Seriously.  But Sundays, my husband insists on a traditional Sunday dinner with meat.  So.  It is very yummy, for sure.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on November 09, 2008, 01:03:19 PM
I knocked out 7 recipes for my blog yesterday (Tuna Salad made into Tuna Melts for lunch for DF, a spinach dish with a sauce for my lunch, meatloaf and a vegetable for dinner, and caramel cupcakes) and would like to make good progress again today (meatloaf sandwiches for lunch...frosting for the cupcakes...and pot roast maybe?).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Girly on November 09, 2008, 02:42:38 PM
1. fried pork chops. I thought I'd try leaving the lid on the pan to reduce splattering, but they didn't come out as crispy this way.  Next time, no lid.


Try one of these!!! (http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1363396)

Mmmmm pork chops..... Maybe we'll have that tonight now!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 09, 2008, 03:12:47 PM
1. fried pork chops. I thought I'd try leaving the lid on the pan to reduce splattering, but they didn't come out as crispy this way.  Next time, no lid.


Try one of these!!! (http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1363396)

Mmmmm pork chops..... Maybe we'll have that tonight now!

I second that.  Splatter screens are wonderful.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on November 10, 2008, 11:40:47 AM
We are having hot roast sandwiches made from yesterday's leftover roast.

I have to plan Monday night dinner to be a quick meal because DS#3 has soem after school activities and then Driver's Ed. I have little time to get dinner on the table between him coming home and having to leave again.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Girly on November 10, 2008, 12:47:29 PM
Tonight, I'm doing biscuits and (sausage) gravy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kdbug on November 10, 2008, 02:06:32 PM
Tonight, I'm doing biscuits and (sausage) gravy!

Me too! Also with eggs and hashbrowns. Mmmm. I love breakfast for dinner. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shotochick on November 10, 2008, 03:15:29 PM
I had grilled haloumi with asparagus, prawns, rocket dressed with balsamic and lemon...was yummy.

Tonite will be steamed pork buns and chicken dumplings after karate.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on November 10, 2008, 07:36:11 PM
Chinese carryout!  Cashew Chicken and Steamed Dumplings.
Mainly so I don't have to clean the kitchen!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 10, 2008, 07:49:30 PM
Not hungry at all, and I had a ton of protein earlier today, so probably just some leftover fajita veggies and a tortilla.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: snowfire on November 10, 2008, 08:42:36 PM
Leftover homemade french onion soup.  My kitchen is still torn up from the painters, though I am getting things re-organized. 

I still have a sofa in the breakfast nook.  The carpet guy comes Friday.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on November 10, 2008, 08:44:48 PM
Tonight I made chicken breasts coated in a mixture of bread crumbs, seasonings, and parmesan cheese, baked til the coating is crispy, served sliced over caesar salad.  Very good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on November 11, 2008, 01:04:29 AM
Today, the chef at Outback cooked for me - prime rib, steamed veggies, fully loaded baked potato, and Cinnamon Apple Oblivion for dessert. :) And 2 glasses of wine.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on November 11, 2008, 02:04:44 AM
Today, the chef at Outback cooked for me - prime rib, steamed veggies, fully loaded baked potato, and Cinnamon Apple Oblivion for dessert. :) And 2 glasses of wine.
Mmmmmm! It's breakfast time here, and this post is still making me feel hungry. Even the wine.  :P  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on November 11, 2008, 07:48:20 AM
Last night was chili, tonight is going to be....chili - with rice! lol, cause that makes its so different ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: basphillips on November 11, 2008, 12:34:19 PM
That's funny. We did chli two nights in a row,too-last and Sunday night. For tonight there is a chicken in the crockpot and that's as far as I've gotten.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on November 11, 2008, 12:55:15 PM
That's funny. We did chli two nights in a row,too-last and Sunday night. For tonight there is a chicken in the crockpot and that's as far as I've gotten.

Ha! I'm doing crockpot chicken tomorrow night! Then chicken curry on Thursday - I am forever grateful that the BF doesn't mind eating the same thing 2 nights in a row and *likes* leftovers!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on November 11, 2008, 04:28:58 PM
We were lazy tonight and ordered Dominos. The we ate lots of Baileys ice cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 11, 2008, 06:04:31 PM
Day off so I cooked 2 meals.  Mock chicken patties with spaghetti squash & marinara for lunch, dinner's pasta with a green pepper sauce.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on November 12, 2008, 10:03:23 PM
I didn't have a proper dinner tonight - went to Uno Chicago Grill and had a couple of drinks and happy-hour snacks.

Drinks were good, food was so-so. My stomach feels icky. :(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on November 13, 2008, 08:42:42 AM
My first try at calzones was so popular with DH that I'm making them again tonight!  I'm going to fill them with diced pepperoni, some prosciutto, and mozzarella.  We'll also be having some salad to counteract all that grease. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on November 13, 2008, 08:46:00 AM
Last night I made chicken, steak, and shrimp fajitas with rice and salad.  We're having leftovers tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on November 13, 2008, 12:10:38 PM
Chilli. Again. We've eaten it an awful lot lately, but we've got the weather for it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on November 13, 2008, 05:13:10 PM
Chicken, spinach salad and butternut squash ravioli. I love squash, does anyone have a good recipe for butternut squash soup??
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kdbug on November 13, 2008, 05:51:33 PM
Crock pot fajitas. I put the chicken and the seasoning in earlier this morning. Then at lunch I ran by and added some bell pepper, mushrooms, and onions. This is another experiment so I hope it turns out well. I love experimenting.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: shygirl on November 14, 2008, 10:53:37 PM
I love squash, does anyone have a good recipe for butternut squash soup??

I just made some butternut squash soup the other day!  I tried to recreate the new V8 soups.

I roasted a butternut squash in the oven until it was soft.  I also boiled up a potato and a few carrots.  (both peeled)  When all the veggies were cooked, they all went in a pot with some vegetable stock.  (I've been making my own vegetable stock these days.)  Using a stick blender, I blended it up in the pot.  I added vegetable stock until it was soupy enough.  Also, it was a bit too chunky, so I put about half of it in an actual blender to make it a bit smoother.  I like my soup kind of chunky, but not THAT chunky.  Oh, season with salt and pepper.  It was really good.!

My sister made a good curried squash soup some time back.  She diced up a squash and an onion, and cooked up a quick curry.  I'm not sure what spices she used.  Probably some cumin and coriander.  Oh, lots of pepper.  It was pretty spicy.  When that was all cooked up, she put the curry and some chicken stock in a blender and blended it until smooth.  That soup was also really good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 14, 2008, 11:11:53 PM
Short cut for roasting butternut squash!

Cut in half.  Scoop out seeds.  Place one half cut side down on plate w/ water on bottom.  Wrap whole plate tightly in Saran Wrap.  Microwave on high for 15 min.  Voila, roasted squash.

I only do this for squash that's just one part of a larger dish, i.e. soups, pies etc.  If you just want roasted squash as a side dish with a little butter & maple syrup, the oven's the best choice.

Anyways, my dinner was penne alfredo, roasted broccoli and a spinach salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on November 15, 2008, 04:31:14 PM
Hotdogs tonight....Little Man and I had a big lunch this afternoon and then went to the movies and grocery shopping. I'm dead tired and I do not feel like doing a bunch of cooking.
Tomorrow night is spaghetti night!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 15, 2008, 04:56:00 PM
My big meal of the day was breakfast to gear myself up for cleaning house.

Gingerbread pancakes topped with ginger poached pears.

Now I'm sugar buzzing as I'm tacking the bathroom
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 15, 2008, 08:31:51 PM
Me again.  I'm particularly proud of my dinner:  leftover roasted vegetables with swiss cheese turned into a frittata, and a side of oven fries.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on November 15, 2008, 09:13:58 PM
cheesy broccoli rice and a little bit of leftover pork loin roast.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on November 16, 2008, 01:00:04 PM
This afternoon is the last race in the NASCAR cup series.  We are having tacos about half-way through.  Then tonight, we'll have cereal or something like that if we get hungry.

I love Sundays. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on November 16, 2008, 01:37:12 PM
tonight is one of my favorite annual dinners.  a vegan friend of mine has a "veg-head thanksgiving" meal before thanksgiving every year.  it is completely vegan.  it is amazing.  (no, i don't like tofurkey, though that will be among the options.)  people of all eating varieties come and feast.  yum!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Emmy on November 16, 2008, 02:40:44 PM
I made a huge pot of lentil soup with ham yesterday.  We'll be having some of that for dinner tonight.  I'll make some green beans with mushrooms for a side dish.

Next week I'm planning on making a Mexican casserole, Lemon-Olive chicken, and some crockpot beef stew. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on November 16, 2008, 05:01:25 PM
White chili simmering on the stove now and banana bread in the oven for later.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on November 16, 2008, 07:32:17 PM
We had a chuck roast done in the slow cooker, cooked in a mixture of cranberry sauce, sugar, dry mustard, pepper, and cloves. We made a boatload of lefse today, so we had the meat with a side salad (just plain Romaine and tomato wedges with oil & vinegar) and a stack of lefse.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on November 16, 2008, 07:41:40 PM
We had a breakfast casserole tonight. We usually have breakfast type food fofr Sunday night dinner. Tomorrow we will have chili. I have everything ready to make it tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on November 16, 2008, 08:59:55 PM
I'm craving turkey chili; I may have to buy the stuff to make that next week, since I'll be home for 4 days on the weekend and I'll actually have time to make it. :)

Tonight's dinner, though, is still slightly up in the air. I can't decide if I should make some broccoli-cheese rice and maybe some pan-fried chicken to go with it, or if I should make something else. It's getting late. I need to figure out what I'm doing for dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoldenGemini on November 16, 2008, 10:23:37 PM
My big meal of the day was breakfast to gear myself up for cleaning house.

Gingerbread pancakes topped with ginger poached pears.

Now I'm sugar buzzing as I'm tacking the bathroom

Seriously? Gingerbread pancakes? Please tell me there is a recipe for this? Please? Pretty please?

Oh, now I am so distracted, I cannot work. I promise to love you forever if you tell me how to make these  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 16, 2008, 10:41:56 PM
My big meal of the day was breakfast to gear myself up for cleaning house.

Gingerbread pancakes topped with ginger poached pears.

Now I'm sugar buzzing as I'm tackling the bathroom

Seriously? Gingerbread pancakes? Please tell me there is a recipe for this? Please? Pretty please?

Oh, now I am so distracted, I cannot work. I promise to love you forever if you tell me how to make these  ;D

Well, I posted the recipe in my blog, which is linked below.  But I can also put them in the recipe folder.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoldenGemini on November 17, 2008, 12:10:59 AM
My big meal of the day was breakfast to gear myself up for cleaning house.

Gingerbread pancakes topped with ginger poached pears.

Now I'm sugar buzzing as I'm tackling the bathroom

Seriously? Gingerbread pancakes? Please tell me there is a recipe for this? Please? Pretty please?

Oh, now I am so distracted, I cannot work. I promise to love you forever if you tell me how to make these  ;D

Well, I posted the recipe in my blog, which is linked below.  But I can also put them in the recipe folder.

Thank you, thank you.  I adore gingerbread (I make the houses and drive MG mad with them), but couldn't wrap my head around how you make them into a pancake!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on November 17, 2008, 04:20:26 AM
Tonight, SO and I are having tray-baked chicken thing - layered sweet and regular potato slices topped with chicken thighs and garlic cloves and flavoured with wine, olive oil, salt and pepper.  It is baked until the chicken skin and potatoes are crispy and good.  The smell from the kitchen is driving the cats and I nuts!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on November 17, 2008, 07:20:37 PM
Rigatoni with mushrooms and asparagus sauteed in Red wine, topped with fresh spinach and Parmigiano Reggiano
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on November 17, 2008, 07:45:14 PM
I didn't have broccoli-cheese rice last night after all, so that's on the menu tonight, along with lemon-garlic pork loin and some time of veggie. Yum. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 17, 2008, 07:49:36 PM
Chinese-esque noodle soup, with carrots, chard & egg.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: snowfire on November 17, 2008, 09:01:19 PM
Teriyaki chicken and my first try at tempura veggies & shrimp.  Carrots, onion, mushrooms & broccoli.

Came out really good!   :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on November 18, 2008, 08:19:52 AM
Shygirl, sounds good I am going to try it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on November 18, 2008, 11:10:15 AM
we're not having anything tonight... that means, hubby will have left-overs (veggies with feta) and I'll have cabbage salad :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on November 18, 2008, 11:52:44 AM
This is what my friend made on Sunday night.
Spiced Mini Burgers with Couscous Salad

http://food.realsimple.com/realsimple/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1720065


So good!  She had hummus, olives and sliced feta on side plates.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on November 18, 2008, 08:44:01 PM
We went old school tonight - broiled pork tenderloin and green bean casserole.  Mmmmmm.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: shygirl on November 18, 2008, 10:05:25 PM
Shygirl, sounds good I am going to try it!

I hope it turns out okay!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Cutenoob on November 18, 2008, 10:14:35 PM
Basic homemade tacos!
Ground beef, taco seasoning (add chili of course) and chopped veggies. 

First time I've made taco in a cast iron skillet - I'm really starting to like it!

Cutenoob
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on November 19, 2008, 08:35:29 AM
I made my version of "penne mediterranean" last night, and I think it was fabulous.

Pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, chicken, topped with basil and feta!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on November 19, 2008, 08:44:19 AM
Last night I made beef stew and my sweetie fried up some plaintains to go with - YUM
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 19, 2008, 07:46:23 PM
Vegetarian onion/leek soup with croutons and cheese.  So French onion soup, minus the beef broth.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on November 19, 2008, 10:48:06 PM
Chili. Smothered in cheese. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 19, 2008, 11:08:06 PM
Chili. Smothered in cheese. :)

Man, chili seems to be a popular dish around here these days.  I can't wait for the thermometer to get below 70 so I can make some!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 20, 2008, 11:07:41 PM
Chinese take-out for my birthday!  And wine, and peppermint brownie and Haagen Dazs select fleur de sal dulce de leche ice cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: zoidberg on November 21, 2008, 04:28:54 AM
I don't know what we'll be having for dinner because we're going on a Wellness Retreat tonight. I only know it will be a three-course fancy dinner that I don't have to cook!!! I'll definitely let you know when we come.

This was a Christmas present from my brother for BF and me and we've finally managed to book it for this weekend.

Have I mentioned that I love my brother?  ;D



** edited because I DO know how to spell definitely  ::)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on November 21, 2008, 07:49:58 AM
nishi, no wonder you love your brother :D

I still love my sister extra much for the Wellness Weekend she gave us as an engagement gift!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on November 21, 2008, 08:59:31 AM
*amazing vegetable soup
*tuna salad
*egg salad
*cuke/tomato salad

pasta

cauliflower cooked in tomato sauce

stuffed artichokes

(we'll see how much of it we'll actually eat)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 21, 2008, 07:40:08 PM
*amazing vegetable soup
*tuna salad
*egg salad
*cuke/tomato salad

pasta

cauliflower cooked in tomato sauce

stuffed artichokes

(we'll see how much of it we'll actually eat)

Mmm, that all sounds fabulous.  When should I come over?  And would you like flowers or wine?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on November 21, 2008, 07:44:15 PM
Tonight we are having grilled sirloin steak (Tennessee whiskey marinade) sliced thin and served over caesar salad.  Easy peasy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 22, 2008, 01:34:24 AM
Went for pizza with an acquaintance before heading to see the new Bond movie (mmm, Daniel Craig for dessert).  I had a pesto pizza with tomatoes on top, which was ehh.  A bit greasy for my taste.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on November 22, 2008, 05:50:49 AM
*amazing vegetable soup
*tuna salad
*egg salad
*cuke/tomato salad

pasta

cauliflower cooked in tomato sauce

stuffed artichokes

(we'll see how much of it we'll actually eat)

Mmm, that all sounds fabulous.  When should I come over?  And would you like flowers or wine?

wine ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on November 22, 2008, 11:35:00 AM
I've had a stinker of a day- two sick kids, no sleep for the last 2 nights (baby O hasn't been sleeping because of his stuffy nose) so I'm just too exhausted to cook. Probably be a frozen pizza/curry/whetever else I can throw in the microwave for 5 minutes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 23, 2008, 12:12:24 AM
*amazing vegetable soup
*tuna salad
*egg salad
*cuke/tomato salad

pasta

cauliflower cooked in tomato sauce

stuffed artichokes

(we'll see how much of it we'll actually eat)

Mmm, that all sounds fabulous.  When should I come over?  And would you like flowers or wine?

wine ;D

Excellent.  I'll be over with a nice bottle of white.

And Mrs. O, I hope your family starts to feel better.

I had one of my favorite meals: leftovers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on November 23, 2008, 05:34:48 PM
Beef stew tonight.

I also made our spiced cranberry sauce today - it tastes better after a few days in the refrigerator for the flavors to blend.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on November 24, 2008, 12:32:16 AM
OH MY HEAVENS!!!!!!!!!!!!! My granny cooked because we cleaned the house that was vacated with much zeal. Yummy country fried steak, her lumpy mashed taters, and collared greens.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: beingkj on November 24, 2008, 06:46:55 AM
I haven't had a good serve of veg in a while so I cooked a thai red curry with chicken, onion, carrot, celery, snow peas and capsicum. You have to hunt for the chicken there's so many veggies. Served with brown rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: zoidberg on November 24, 2008, 12:27:49 PM
Just back from the first day of work after our wellness weekend. It was a dream.  ;D

We had beef broth with tortellini, breaded and deep-fried camembert with cranberry sauce, venison with pretzel dumplings and pears (also with cranberries), and a piece of flourless chocolate cake.

It was delicious! And it will have to last for a while because we haven't had time to go shopping, so there's barely any food in the house tonight. We'll probably have spaghetti with whatever-we've-still-got-in-the-pantry.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on November 24, 2008, 05:14:07 PM
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn. Comfort food night!
Tomorrow it's a tuna casserole.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on November 24, 2008, 07:11:07 PM
Tonight, homemade macaroni and cheese with ham and peas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 25, 2008, 10:35:28 PM
Coconut noodles with broccoli.

Mmmm, broccoli.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on November 26, 2008, 06:14:40 PM
I'm not making supper tonight. My husband is in the recording studio, and the kids will be happy with sandwiches. I don't want to cook anything tonight that is going to result in leftovers! I've been working on stuff for tomorrow - Chex Mix, pumpkin cranberry bread, pumpkin pie so far.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on November 26, 2008, 07:33:52 PM
Mmmmmmmmm, we were surprised a day early with a twenty pound turkey. It is the most delicious turkey I've ever had, absolutely juicy. I made me a big fat sandwich with it tonight, but in the coming days it's going to be turned into a turkey pot pie and more of it into a turkey and broccoli cheesy casserole.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on November 26, 2008, 07:35:18 PM
Chili, salad and Texas toast.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 26, 2008, 08:18:22 PM
Still working on the leftover chili. But I also made mashed potatoes with cream cheese and sour cream, with peaches and cream corn in it. Yummy comfort food.

Peaches in mashed potatoes?  Interesting.

Homemade fried rice, made with brown rice and lots of broccoli.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 26, 2008, 10:12:42 PM
Still working on the leftover chili. But I also made mashed potatoes with cream cheese and sour cream, with peaches and cream corn in it. Yummy comfort food.

Peaches in mashed potatoes?  Interesting.

Homemade fried rice, made with brown rice and lots of broccoli.

Peaches and cream corn...it's a type of kernel corn ;)

Peaches in mashed potatoes would be weird.

Hahahaha, thanks for clearing that up.  I was so very confused.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 28, 2008, 02:46:06 PM
Since yesterday was all fancy, experimental versions of Thanksgiving classics, today I'm making classic green bean casseroles, scalloped potatoes & stuffing.  I don't normally use food from cans or boxes, but gosh they're comforting.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on November 29, 2008, 10:04:45 AM
Dinner... right... gotta think about that tonight.  I think I'm still full from Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on November 29, 2008, 10:26:53 AM
Roast chicken, roasted veggies and gravy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on November 30, 2008, 11:51:04 PM
Homemade oatmeal cookies with pecans and dried peaches.

But, I did eat a huge lunch of potatoes gratin, green bean casserole and garlicky carrots first.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on December 01, 2008, 08:11:39 PM
We're trying to use up as much of our freezer food as we can before we go on our trip, so I got creative tonight.

I mashed some potatoes with milk, cream cheese, rosemary and garlic, and made them into two patties. Then I fried the patties in olive oil until they were nice and brown and crisp. I topped them with a sour cream-thyme sauce and some smoked salmon. I served it all with steamed broccoli and carrots and the rest of the sour cream sauce.

That sounds so good!!

we had tacos.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 01, 2008, 08:20:09 PM
We're trying to use up as much of our freezer food as we can before we go on our trip, so I got creative tonight.

I mashed some potatoes with milk, cream cheese, rosemary and garlic, and made them into two patties. Then I fried the patties in olive oil until they were nice and brown and crisp. I topped them with a sour cream-thyme sauce and some smoked salmon. I served it all with steamed broccoli and carrots and the rest of the sour cream sauce.

That sounds so good!!

we had tacos.

I second that.  That does sound nice. 

I'm having mixed veggies in masala sauce, spiced lentils & seasoned basmati rice.  My kitchen smells so good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hobish on December 01, 2008, 08:28:05 PM

Dinner? An entire shrimp ring (the small kind) all to my self. Yum!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 02, 2008, 06:06:49 PM
Sicilian Sausage Soup, a recipe from a friend.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on December 02, 2008, 06:09:59 PM
I'm making Lebanese Lentil Soup.  I claimed the Thanksgiving ham bone (I cooked the ham so felt it was fair game) to make a soup with and have tons of lentils, didn't quite know what to do with it, so Googled ham bone lentil soup and came up with this (very easy) recipe.  Its almost done and it smells SO good!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 02, 2008, 06:17:02 PM
I had mashed potatoes for dinner tonight (my mouth's still pretty sore from the dentist). Dh and the kids had tuna pasta bake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on December 02, 2008, 06:22:57 PM
Trying some beef stroganoff from Omaha steaks. Even though it says it's for two, I'm not sure it's going to stretch between the two of us, so I'm supplementing with every leftover I can find in the fridge!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 02, 2008, 06:27:28 PM
I'm making Lebanese Lentil Soup.  I claimed the Thanksgiving ham bone (I cooked the ham so felt it was fair game) to make a soup with and have tons of lentils, didn't quite know what to do with it, so Googled ham bone lentil soup and came up with this (very easy) recipe.  Its almost done and it smells SO good!

It's alliterative soup night! Sicilian sausage, Lebanese lentil.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on December 02, 2008, 07:12:08 PM
I'm making Lebanese Lentil Soup.  I claimed the Thanksgiving ham bone (I cooked the ham so felt it was fair game) to make a soup with and have tons of lentils, didn't quite know what to do with it, so Googled ham bone lentil soup and came up with this (very easy) recipe.  Its almost done and it smells SO good!

It's alliterative soup night! Sicilian sausage, Lebanese lentil.

LOL!  Very true!   ;)

The soup was as good as it smelled and my 10 month old baby especially loved it - and was not happy when I decided she'd had enough.  I'm adding that recipe to my repetoire!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on December 02, 2008, 07:38:35 PM
We had "eggberts" — supposedly designed by my great-grandma for eating during Lent, but I have trouble believing that no one else has ever thought of these things...

Eggs and breadcrumbs until not runny (plus however you want to spice it).  Spoonfuls into a frying pan, browned on both sides.  Bake in tomato sauce, then add to elbow macaroni.  Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 02, 2008, 08:53:59 PM
Chicken with broccoli cheese and wine sauce, mashed potatoes and peas.....lunch was the ringer though. Some friends and I went to the Greek place and I had the vegetarian sampler- veggie grape leaves, falafel, spinach pie, tabboleh, Greek salad and hummus.....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 02, 2008, 11:26:49 PM
Chicken with broccoli cheese and wine sauce, mashed potatoes and peas.....lunch was the ringer though. Some friends and I went to the Greek place and I had the vegetarian sampler- veggie grape leaves, falafel, spinach pie, tabboleh, Greek salad and hummus.....

Oh yum to the Greek food.  That's my absolute favorite selection.

I was not thrilled about leftovers at lunch, so I was thrilled when a coworker suggested we go out.  We went to a burrito place, which almost mimicked perfectly my favorite burrito place back home (but not quite!) and left stuffed.  Dinner was the last of my burrito and some homemade chocolate pudding.  Who knew pudding was so easy to make?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 04, 2008, 08:17:15 PM
Tonight is mushroom stroganoff over brown rice.  So really, the only similarity to the stroganoff of my youth is sour cream, which is really what I wanted.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 04, 2008, 08:22:45 PM
Roast beef sandwiches au jus and peanut blossom cookies.

I'm making the cookies for Christmas, but the recipe will make 8-9 dozen, and I only need to freeze 5-6 dozen (some for us, some to give as gifts).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on December 05, 2008, 02:50:55 PM
Heart attack on a bun. Regular burger topped with scrambled egg, a slice of American cheese, and Pride of Virginia relish.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 05, 2008, 03:22:40 PM
We're going to the awesome Mexican place in the next town...I'm going to have their to-die-for shrimp quesidllas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on December 05, 2008, 04:04:15 PM
We are going to have a simple dinner tonight, Spanish Rice and salad.

It is quick and easy to make and the guys love it. I had planned leftover chili but the guys have eaten enough of it at breakfast that I had to go to plan B.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 06, 2008, 12:41:18 AM
Tonight was the same old veggie stir fry with cashews.

I'm getting boring in the food department, but it's exam time so I guess I have an excuse.

I'm fairly boring too.  Stir-fried veggies with egg over noodles.  Tonight's combo was eggplant & carrot with red curry sauce.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 06, 2008, 07:51:13 PM
Cold and hungry after a long run, so a frozen pizza's in the oven.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 06, 2008, 07:58:10 PM
We went shopping this afternoon well into the evening, so we brought home a pizza.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 06, 2008, 08:32:12 PM
I made eggs, sausage and biscuits tonight....we love breakfast for supper on weekends.
Tomorrow I'm throwing a pot roast in the crockpot. I'll make mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and yeast rolls to go with it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on December 07, 2008, 10:00:15 AM
homemade hummous, whole wheat pita, fresh veggies, fruit salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on December 07, 2008, 11:09:04 AM
Beef stew tonight.  It's in the crockpot and starting to smell pretty good already.  What I can smell of it, that is. My nose is stuffy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on December 07, 2008, 01:37:40 PM
I have pork loin in the crockpot for tonight. Pulled pork sandwiches...mmm!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Jessie on December 07, 2008, 04:15:21 PM
I think we'll have chili tonight, with ground chicken. It's FINALLY cool enough here for the more warming foods at night!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 07, 2008, 04:42:22 PM
I made eggs, sausage and biscuits tonight....we love breakfast for supper on weekends.
Tomorrow I'm throwing a pot roast in the crockpot. I'll make mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and yeast rolls to go with it.

I'm so jealous of tomorrow's dinner :P


If you ever get around to my part of the world, I'll feed you!  ;D
It sure seems like I'm not the only one feeling the crockpot love today!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on December 07, 2008, 04:55:17 PM
The kids: leftover chicken pot pie.

Us: birthday dinner at a famous (if overrated) local restaurant for FIL's birthday.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 07, 2008, 05:00:15 PM
The kids: leftover chicken pot pie.

Us: birthday dinner at a famous (if overrated) local restaurant for FIL's birthday.

I do miss chicken pot pie.

I'm debating between making veggie soup, or heating up leftover Indian food.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 08, 2008, 05:30:25 PM
Tonight we're having roast beef and Swiss cheese melt sandwiches on kaiser rolls.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 08, 2008, 06:07:15 PM
Best Friend and BF and myself are going out for Ethiopian food tonight....because I had my last exam today and am now a university graduate ;D

(I also bought a bottle of champagne for after :D)

Congratulations!

I've been feeling really off today, even got sent home from work, so probably just some broth & noodles.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Psykogrl on December 08, 2008, 06:08:59 PM
I went the lazy route tonight... I ordered buffalo wings and bread sticks from Pizza Hut  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 08, 2008, 07:22:31 PM
Meatballs in the crockpot with noodles and salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on December 08, 2008, 07:28:51 PM
My son's favorite...

Noodles of parm and garlic bread

(boil the noodles.  Put some butter, olive oil and garlic in a large shallow bowl.  Drain the noodles, toss in the bowl.  top with grated parmesan.  That's it!  tonight it was with frozen cheese ravioli. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM  this is SO going on the menu of my restaurant!)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on December 08, 2008, 08:30:16 PM
Best Friend and BF and myself are going out for Ethiopian food tonight....because I had my last exam today and am now a university graduate ;D

(I also bought a bottle of champagne for after :D)

Congratulations!

Dinner tonight was crockpot baked chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: zoidberg on December 09, 2008, 04:35:20 AM
My mothers original Hungarian goulash (did you know that Hungarians are the only ones who DON'T call it goulash? It's called pörkölt in Hungarian).

Though I've heard goulash described differently on this board.

I just simmer some (okay, a lot) diced onions in oil, add a lot of paprika (4 heaped table spoons), add diced lean pork and beef, let it brown on all sides. Then I pour in enough broth to cover everything. Let it simmer for 1,5 - 2 hours. Stir every ten minutes or so, adding more broth whenever it gets too thick. Add some salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with boiled potatoes and maybe a green salad - delicious. Really easy to make but needs some time and starts to smell delicious almost instantly - so don't cook this if you're already hungry.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mechtilde on December 09, 2008, 06:30:06 AM
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Serve with boiled potatoes and maybe a green salad - delicious. Really easy to make but needs some time and starts to smell delicious almost instantly - so don't cook this if you're already hungry. 

When I went to Hungary I had it served with some really small sized pasta called Tarhonya. The individual pieces were about the size of a medium sized bead. Yummy.

Oh and I'm making beef and mushroom stew today, using up the dried mushrooms a friend of ours gave us.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 09, 2008, 11:52:02 PM
My mothers original Hungarian goulash (did you know that Hungarians are the only ones who DON'T call it goulash? It's called pörkölt in Hungarian).

Though I've heard goulash described differently on this board.

I just simmer some (okay, a lot) diced onions in oil, add a lot of paprika (4 heaped table spoons), add diced lean pork and beef, let it brown on all sides. Then I pour in enough broth to cover everything. Let it simmer for 1,5 - 2 hours. Stir every ten minutes or so, adding more broth whenever it gets too thick. Add some salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with boiled potatoes and maybe a green salad - delicious. Really easy to make but needs some time and starts to smell delicious almost instantly - so don't cook this if you're already hungry.  :D

I've always wondered what exactly goulash wash.  Thanks for clearing that up!  I might have to try that with fake meat or mushrooms someday, just to make your ancestors roll over in the grave.

I had leftovers, then was in charge of refreshments for my book club, so I baked Cathy's gingerbread.  It was AMAZING, and I got several requests for the recipe.

Thanks Cathy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 10, 2008, 11:07:42 AM
Pork chops and cabbage and rice to serve the cabbage and sauce over. Heavenly comfort food for a rainy night!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 10, 2008, 11:57:01 AM

Thanks Cathy!

You're welcome!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 10, 2008, 12:00:36 PM
Mr. F has a late meeting and won't be home until around 7:00 tonight, so I've decided to take the kids over to the gym after school - they can play in the daycare room, and I can get some work done (trying to get the January schedule made out and firmed up so I don't have to worry about it over Christmas), and then if I get done early enough, I'll hit the treadmill for a bit too.

I want something ready to eat when we get home, so I'm setting up the crock pot now! I've thawed some pork chops, and I'm going to brown them and put them in the crock pot smothered in homemade cranberry sauce and some seasonings. I think I'll make some biscuits to warm up later, and then I don't have to worry about bothering with rice or potatoes. I have some lettuce and tomatoes if we decide we want a salad too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on December 10, 2008, 12:37:01 PM
felafel from the guy on the corner ! easiest dinner in the world! mine was a half portion with extra hot sauce and tahini, DS's was a whole portion with no hot sauce and no tahini....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 10, 2008, 07:44:40 PM
felafel from the guy on the corner ! easiest dinner in the world! mine was a half portion with extra hot sauce and tahini, DS's was a whole portion with no hot sauce and no tahini....

Mmm falafel.

Veggie soup for me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: McCutieBelle on December 10, 2008, 08:16:11 PM
I love falafel, we have a great restaurant here in Buffalo for falafel :)

I had a late dinner tonight! Spinach salad, a little pork and some crispy Japanese Sweet Potatoes. I'm a little disappointed I used my last potato tonight, because it would have tasted SO good with eggs in the morning.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 11, 2008, 10:00:17 PM
Chili garlic mock chicken.  But now I'm hungry again, even though I'm trying to save some for leftovers for tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Jessie on December 11, 2008, 10:17:30 PM
skirt steak marinated in carne asada  seasoning and potatoes au gratin. I'm not quite sure what's in the seasoning, I got it pre-seasoned from the butcher. I have high hopes though. and I always find I'm willing to overlook less than great things in my dinner when it's easy  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on December 11, 2008, 11:38:25 PM
I was feeling lazy so we got Chinese take-out.  Hong Kong-style crispy noodles with a garlicky shrimp broth, spicy eggplant and orange chicken for DF.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magician5 on December 11, 2008, 11:53:02 PM
Hey! I'm a heck of a cook! Chinese, Ethiopian, Indian without breaking a sweat!

That said, what are we having?

White rice (a rice cooker is so handy), with a can of black beans dumped over the top just warmed out of the can. And my family, bless 'em, couldn't be happier to see it.

Go figure...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 12, 2008, 09:41:52 AM
Biscuits and homemade sausage gravy and scrambled eggs.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 12, 2008, 11:01:03 AM
Reggae Reggae Chicken. Probably with rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 12, 2008, 06:01:41 PM
Soup and bread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 12, 2008, 08:12:56 PM
Reggae Reggae Chicken. Probably with rice.

Reggae reggae chicken sounds interesting.  What's in it?

I'm having pasta with eggplant and anchovy sauce.  It's amazing, even if it sounds vile.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 13, 2008, 01:40:25 AM
Reggae Reggae is a sauce (from a bottle, sadly I can't make it myself!). It became so well known in the UK as the creator of it (well, it was an old family recipe) went on Dragons Den, where they invested in his business.

http://www.reggae-reggae.co.uk/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6424021.stm

It's delicious!  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on December 13, 2008, 09:48:18 AM
Tonight we are having Rachel Ray's Venetian Shrimp & Scallops (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/venetian-shrimp-and-scallops-recipe/index.html).  After some trial and error, we found that the saffron, though expensive, makes a big difference and shouldn't be left out.  We also found that the lemon zest can ruin it if overdone.  So we just leave out the lemon zest altogether (maybe sprinkle in some lemon juice.)  The lemon we don't miss so much.

Mmmmm, looking forward to it (and I'm not a scallops or shrimp fan . . . )!!!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/venetian-shrimp-and-scallops-recipe/index.html

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 13, 2008, 10:58:55 AM
We're having chicken pasta tonight. It's in the oven now, so I can just dish up later when we're hungry (XFactor final on TV, I don't want to have to cook when it's on!).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 13, 2008, 04:20:09 PM
We're going to Longhorn tonight....hubby will probably have a steak and potato, Little Man wants the kid's steak and broccoli and I'm thinking about either pasta or their wonderful grilled salmon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 13, 2008, 04:31:14 PM
Going to the inaugural 20s/30s singles group potluck at my church.  I'm hoping that there will be people there who actually want to make friends, not just meet a spouse.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on December 14, 2008, 03:14:33 PM
I'm making chicken stock right now so when it's done I will have stock AND a cooked chicken :)

The stock is getting made into cream of broccoli soup and the chicken--I'm making a chicken casserole out of TJOC for my blog that truly disturbs me (lots of velvetta).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 14, 2008, 03:19:43 PM
It was DDs 5th birthday today and we had a party in the local soft-play centre. I was too tired to cook so we had take-away pizza when we got home.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 14, 2008, 03:31:23 PM
It was DDs 5th birthday today and we had a party in the local soft-play centre. I was too tired to cook so we had take-away pizza when we got home.  :)

Happy Birthday, Little O-Girl!

I have been asked to make spaghetti today.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 14, 2008, 04:01:33 PM
It was DDs 5th birthday today and we had a party in the local soft-play centre. I was too tired to cook so we had take-away pizza when we got home.  :)

Happy Birthday, Little O-Girl!

I have been asked to make spaghetti today.

Yes, happy birthday O-girl!  Cathy, your family must really like your food to make requests!

I'm contemplating making borscht.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 14, 2008, 04:07:13 PM
Ironically enough, I'm making a requested dish too.....Cathy's zuchini boat recipe that she was kind enough to share!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 14, 2008, 05:40:01 PM
It was DDs 5th birthday today and we had a party in the local soft-play centre. I was too tired to cook so we had take-away pizza when we got home.  :)

Happy Birthday, Little O-Girl!

I have been asked to make spaghetti today.

Yes, happy birthday O-girl!  Cathy, your family must really like your food to make requests!

I'm contemplating making borscht.

It's a rainy day here, so borscht fell to the wayside in favor of comfort food.  Mac & cheese with lemony chard.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 15, 2008, 08:29:50 AM
Thanks, LittleO had a great day  :D.

Tonight we're having steak pie with mashed carrot and swede.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 15, 2008, 09:57:14 AM
Turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 15, 2008, 10:23:30 AM
I don't know what I'm going to make tonight, but I'm going to go to work for a couple of hours; if I'm going to put something into the crock pot, I'd better do it now!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Thipu1 on December 15, 2008, 11:35:42 AM
Dinner tonight will be boneless pork chops.  There will be a Cajun rice dish and  a vegetable.  I'm not exactly sure what that will be.  I'll have see what the market has to offer.  Beet greens might be nice. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on December 15, 2008, 11:45:04 AM
I'm having an endoscopy today so I will probably come home only half-awake.  I made tomato soup and cream of broccoli yesterday so I will have something to eat tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on December 15, 2008, 09:27:12 PM
Leftovers from dinner last night at a wonderful tapas place in Baltimore.  Oh so good!
http://www.pazorestaurant.com/

I had Empanadas, Sauteed Root Vegetables and a Hearts of Romaine Salad.
Also olives, roasted nuts, and lots of sharing with my friends...
then we went to the Wilco concert.  Great night!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 15, 2008, 10:57:19 PM
Chinese take out.  Thank goodness for my vegetarian place.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 15, 2008, 11:42:56 PM
I hate to go all Brady Bunch on everyone, but we had pork chops and applesauce (and rice and green beans).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GINO40 on December 16, 2008, 01:07:17 AM
I hate to go all Brady Bunch on everyone, but we had pork chops and applesauce (and rice and green beans).

That's funny! Everytime I make pork chops I think of that reference.

BTW: we had tacos!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: zoidberg on December 16, 2008, 09:17:13 AM
Something creative out of the things that need to be used up before BF and I leave for our Christmas Holiday. Probably something vaguely Chinese, noodles, eggs, veggies, as I need to use up both eggs and veggies.

We're both getting an extended Christmas leave as the economy in Germany has started going down-hill, too and we're both working in highly affected industries.:-\ It will be nice to have a longer visit with our families, but we're starting to be just the teensiest bit worried.




Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 16, 2008, 09:14:08 PM
Something creative out of the things that need to be used up before BF and I leave for our Christmas Holiday. Probably something vaguely Chinese, noodles, eggs, veggies, as I need to use up both eggs and veggies.

We're both getting an extended Christmas leave as the economy in Germany has started going down-hill, too and we're both working in highly affected industries.:-\ It will be nice to have a longer visit with our families, but we're starting to be just the teensiest bit worried.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for the safety of your jobs and a stress free Christmas.

I had leftover potstickers and vegan chow fun.  I'm less than thrilled with the fake meat in the chow fun, but that's probably a result of a still uneasy stomach that isn't happy with that much protein.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 16, 2008, 10:06:24 PM
I just had a ham and cheese sandwich and am now having a hot, strong rum drink (I'm a little under the weather, and Mr. F suggested the hot drink).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on December 16, 2008, 11:52:49 PM
Dinner was In-N-Out Burger tonight: cheeseburger "animal style" (patty cooked in mustard, extra sauce, grilled onions, pickle chips), Dr Pepper and fries.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: zoidberg on December 17, 2008, 02:23:27 AM
I'll keep my fingers crossed for the safety of your jobs and a stress free Christmas.


Thanks! Tonight, it will be sandwiches and cereal, to use up our last bread, milk and cheese. I'm feeling very frugal.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on December 17, 2008, 06:46:17 AM
Leftovers from dinner last night at a wonderful tapas place in Baltimore.  Oh so good!
http://www.pazorestaurant.com/

Ooh, is that restaurant new? 

Dinner tonight will be sliced beef sandwiches, leftovers from the roast I made yesterday. There's only one standing request in this house on Wednesdays: nothing red and squishy, since we tend to eat dinner about the time Bones comes on.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hazelthyme on December 17, 2008, 10:47:07 AM
Lunch (which it's time for in about 15 min.) is leftover butternut squash lasagna from last weekend.  1 more serving in the fridge, after Mrhazel & I eat today's lunches.

Dinner, haven't decided for sure yet, but probably tofu steak with red peppers and couscous, likely with carrots for a veg. 

-HB
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on December 17, 2008, 10:47:47 AM
I just had a ham and cheese sandwich and am now having a hot, strong rum drink (I'm a little under the weather, and Mr. F suggested the hot drink).

Dh and I had hot buttered rum drinks last night!  Our insides needed warming.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Veronica on December 17, 2008, 12:57:05 PM
Tonight will be leftover pork from last night, leftover macaroni & cheese from yesterday's lunch and leftover cheesecake that I made for our holiday party today.  Also, "leftover" Amstel Light from last nigt.   ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 17, 2008, 02:04:06 PM
Baked chicken and rice with broccoli.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 18, 2008, 02:09:09 AM
I got a call from a good friend I haven't heard from in months.  Turns out, she's at a conference in San Francisco and got out of the group dinner for the evening.  So, I drove into the city, we walked around Union Square and had a lovely dinner at a restaurant called Sears.  I was hungry for the first time in a few days, so I had a salad and fried oysters (I love that it's oyster season again) and we split a ginger creme brulee.

Only problem was the waiter, even after checking our ids (and I'm 2 years older than her) kept referring to my friend as ma'am and me as young lady.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 18, 2008, 08:26:39 PM
Tonight the borscht makes it appearance, finally.  I'm totally making this up as I go, so I hope it tastes good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 20, 2008, 04:48:06 AM
Tonight I'm making shepherds pie, as I have some lamb mince in the freezer which has been there for weeks.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: iradney on December 20, 2008, 06:51:09 AM
Well for dinner tonight, I'm taking TTO out for sushi :)
but for lunch, I made stuffed bell peppers - with rice, lentils, feta cheese and tuna. YUM!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 20, 2008, 10:33:46 AM
Tonight is my office group's holiday party and we're contributing to a Tex Mex buffet.

Lunch will be mac & cheese to finish up my leftovers before leaving town tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on December 20, 2008, 10:38:53 AM
Dinner. Huh. Excellent question.

I'm thinking either red beans and rice with andouille sausage, or stirfried pork and broccoli with as much garlic paste as I can get away with.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 20, 2008, 10:45:05 AM
Change of plan, DH is out tonight so I won't bother cooking. Girls are eating some soup I took out of the freezer, I'll probably snack later.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: snoopygirl on December 20, 2008, 11:26:36 AM
Tonight is work's Christmas dinner. I think one of the choices is turkey and ham so I think thats what I will be having. The other choices are salmon ( which I don't eat) and something else that didn't sound like something I would enjoy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: IDriveADodgeStratus on December 20, 2008, 07:15:55 PM
Homemade pizza!  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on December 21, 2008, 05:29:03 AM
Maple-glazed chicken, roast pork shoulder, jacket potatoes and roasted apples done in the weber.  It isn't an Aussie summer without a barbie!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 21, 2008, 02:04:50 PM
Leftovers. It will be clean-out-the-fridge day. I'm making more cookies today and won't feel like fixing supper afterward anyway. I want to clear out the leftovers so there will be room for Christmas leftovers!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Jessie on December 21, 2008, 05:45:34 PM
First night of chanukah, so latkes! and some lovely tbone steaks, yum
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Sandi Papaya on December 22, 2008, 12:40:46 AM
Tonight was tri-tip roast, asparagus, fried yuca (leftover cassava root from last night soaked in garlic/olive oil dressing overnight and fried to golden perfection today - yum!), black beans and rice (also leftovers from last night), and roasted garlic bread from Costco, with butter. Sort of a Cuban/American mix of stuff. For dessert, leftover cupcakes, cookies and homemade fudge from last night. We had an early Christmas dinner with the family last night, because my aunt is here from Long Beach with her 2 little ones, and my brother and my cousin will both have to work on Christmas, so we did our gift exchanging and Christmas dinner early so we can all be together, although we're having a small Christmas Eve dinner and another gift exchange on the 24th. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Zilla on December 22, 2008, 09:59:35 AM
Today on Monday we are having homemade garlic rolls with ravioli and tomato sauce.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on December 22, 2008, 01:45:26 PM
Had the new teriyaki sirloin at Outback last night, along with roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Soooo good, and apparently pretty seductive considering I've literally never ordered anything but the Outback Special there for the 13~ years we've been going!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 22, 2008, 06:16:10 PM
Spinach lasagna made by my Mom.   ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 22, 2008, 08:12:34 PM
We had pork tenderloin, mac and cheese and baked beans.
Tomorrow I get my beloved corned beef and cabbage....I'm letting it simmer in the crockpot all day so that after the cleaning and running around it should be a gift of the gods.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: NsWife on December 22, 2008, 08:58:01 PM
I made DH's favorite - chicken divan (5 min prep!) Thank goodness he thinks it takes me hours and is special! LOL
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on December 22, 2008, 11:34:23 PM
SO shot a brace of quail at his uncle's farm on the weekend, so I am going to stuff the little darlings with apples and wrap in bacon before baking.  Yummy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on December 23, 2008, 12:37:44 AM
Butter chicken, naan, and iced tea.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 23, 2008, 03:15:26 AM
I have some steaks in the fridge, so I'll be using the steak recipe that irishone sent me a few week ago! Yum.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on December 23, 2008, 06:25:10 AM
Pickle Surprise! (http://"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgWn7zbgxZ4") (Comments potentially not SFW, you know youtube!) Ham biscuits, I wish I could be that happy making them and eating them.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 23, 2008, 10:41:06 AM
Butter chicken, naan, and iced tea.


Ooh naan.  So good.

I'm going to a hibachi place with a friend I haven't seen in months.  We'll gossip, giggle and catch shrimp in our mouths.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on December 23, 2008, 05:45:51 PM
Butter chicken, naan, and iced tea.


Ooh naan.  So good.

I'm going to a hibachi place with a friend I haven't seen in months.  We'll gossip, giggle and catch shrimp in our mouths.

I usually get vindaloo and parathas, but my friend Brooke is a bad influence.

Enjoy the teppanyaki, I love fried rice made that fresh!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 23, 2008, 05:53:15 PM
Tonight we are going to a local brew pub/burger/steak place.

I'm making big meals for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so I don't want to cook anything tonight that will make leftovers! My inlaws got into town this morning, so we've "officially" started Christmas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on December 24, 2008, 09:04:50 AM
Ah.....Christmas Eve dinner......tonight!

We always have crab for Christmas Eve dinner.  It's a tradition we look forward to fervently.  This year we're having King Crab legs, baked potatos, and spinach salad with warm bacon and mustard dressing.  And lots of sparkling cider!  For dessert we have gingerbread with whipped cream, pumpkin pie, and an assortment of decorated Christmas cookies. 

Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 24, 2008, 09:17:18 AM
Christmas Eve dinner: Ham, meatballs, twice baked potatoes, fresh green beans (not sure yet how I will prepare them), salad, bread, and Christmas cookies!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 24, 2008, 09:40:11 AM
Christmas Eve Dinner: Ham (I'm trying a new recipe- I usually make Coca Cola Ham, this year I'm making a Christmas Jerk Ham), roasted new potatoes with rosemary and garlic, roasted carrots and home-made mince pies with brandy butter for dessert! Yum. Can't wait for DH to come home from work!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on December 24, 2008, 12:16:27 PM
Christmas Eve dinner: Standing rib roast will be in the oven while we're at church. Whiskey cream pan sauce, homemade rolls, sweet potatoes, salad, and the chess pie I forgot to take to my friend's party last night (shucky darn  >:D). Oh yeah, and the Cabernet I was going to give BIL and SIL for Christmas before I found out she was pregnant.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on December 24, 2008, 02:08:08 PM
McDonald's, probably.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 24, 2008, 02:09:45 PM
Butter chicken, naan, and iced tea.


Ooh naan.  So good.

I'm going to a hibachi place with a friend I haven't seen in months.  We'll gossip, giggle and catch shrimp in our mouths.

I usually get vindaloo and parathas, but my friend Brooke is a bad influence.

Enjoy the teppanyaki, I love fried rice made that fresh!


We decided to fill up on sushi, soup and salad so we could have lots of leftovers to take back to our respective parents' houses.  Then I dropped mine in the front yard.  And I only ate 2 of my shrimp.   :(

Christmas Eve, since sibs are travelling in from various parts of the state, Mom usually throws some kind of soup in the crockpot.  Because she's busy with the cable crew, phone crew and police outside (long story) I made a veggie chili, chopped salad, and have the dry ingredients for cornbread all assembled.

Now I'm waiting to pull out the pumpkin pies and pop in the pecan pies.  Plus, I've prepped all the veggies for tomorrow's big dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on December 24, 2008, 10:04:33 PM
Ended up being chicken strips and a side salad from Jack in the Box (cheese picked out, then stored in the freezer for 10 minutes, then topped with Kraft Zesty Italian, which had also been in the freezer), accompanied by a big Diet Coke. ::)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on December 25, 2008, 12:12:53 AM
An odd mixture of things :)  I made dinner and brought it to my parents' house.

Deviled eggs while we waited for dinner to cook

Lasagna
Lemon Chicken
Salad
Bread

I forgot all the vegetables at home...

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 26, 2008, 09:59:22 AM
Yesterday was a traditional Christmas lunch, turkey with all the trimmings! (Roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, yorkshire puds, pigs in blankets, sprouts, carrot and swede, stuffing, roast parsnips, gravy). MIL also made a ham (which was delicious) and then we had mince pies for pudding.
Tonight my mum's doing a boxing day buffet, so it'll be leftovers from yesterday, plus roast beef and your usual snack-size party foods.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on December 26, 2008, 10:27:25 AM
clear (*not chicken*) soup with soup "nuts"

pasta

egg salad, tuna salad, cuke and tomatoes salad

layered Eggplant casserole that I made up!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 27, 2008, 03:54:46 PM
clear (*not chicken*) soup with soup "nuts"

pasta

egg salad, tuna salad, cuke and tomatoes salad

layered Eggplant casserole that I made up!

What's clear soup and soup nuts?  Curious minds want to know.

I went to my college town today and ate at a place that offers vegetarian versions of classic pub food.  So I ordered buffalo chick'n wings and a pork-style Carolina barbeque sandwich.  Mmm.  Got my soy filling for a few days.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on December 28, 2008, 04:39:32 PM
Beef stir fry over mai fun.  If I ever get my butt upstairs to start cooking!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on December 28, 2008, 05:15:14 PM
I spent the morning painting DD's room and the afternoon taking down and organizing Christmas decorations.

DH and the kids are picking up a pizza even as we speak.  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on December 28, 2008, 09:48:42 PM
We had SIL and her family over for dinner tonight:

spinach salad
black bean burgers on whole wheat buns
seared green beans with garlic and red pepper flakes
pearl couscous with onion and sun-dried tomato

mmmmmmmm :)

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 28, 2008, 10:07:47 PM
Frozen pizza....
I have SO spent enough time in the kitchen this past week. I'll get back in there to cook dinner tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 28, 2008, 11:52:08 PM
I bought a burrito at my FAVORITE burrito place yesterday to eat on the plane today.  Actual dinner was cheese, crackers, hot chocolate with a peppermint stick and a homemade marshmallow (I love my SIL.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 29, 2008, 12:31:37 PM
I'm making a pizza casserole and salad....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 29, 2008, 12:33:41 PM
We're having toad in the hole with roast potatoes and carrots tonight.

AuntieV, what's pizza casserole? (I know it sounds pretty self-explanatory, as in casserole made from pizza, just wondering how it's made!  :) Sounds interesting).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 29, 2008, 03:25:44 PM
Ham and bean soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on December 29, 2008, 09:04:36 PM
Went old school tonight. Fried potatoes and kielbasa with a side of green beans.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 29, 2008, 11:36:07 PM
We're having toad in the hole with roast potatoes and carrots tonight.

AuntieV, what's pizza casserole? (I know it sounds pretty self-explanatory, as in casserole made from pizza, just wondering how it's made!  :) Sounds interesting).

I'm sorry, but do you mean eggs in a basket?

And I feel like we've had this debate before.

Miso soup with lots of veggies and udon noodles.  Then I baked muffins with whole wheat flour, oatmeal, dried fruits and nuts for very healthy and portable breakfasts.  Only my homemade egg substitute makes them a bit too salty.  Oh well.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GlindaBunny on December 29, 2008, 11:41:28 PM
I can't stand up long enough to cook any more.  :(



I had baby carrots and sugarsnap peas with ranch, some tater tots, some fresh mozzarella, a corn dog, a bottle of naked juice, and some calcium fortified orange juice.  I don't know what DH had.


/it took me 4 hours to eat, but it all counts as dinner.
//I'm eating for myself and two baby watermelons.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on December 30, 2008, 08:33:18 AM
I'm making a veggie curry, this time there'll be potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli and beetroot, lots of spices and coconut. I'll serve it with fresh naan and probably some rice - if hubby is that hungry. Vanilla pudding with rum fruit as dessert.

...and I'm making a trifle for tomorrow's party.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 30, 2008, 09:23:27 AM
We're having toad in the hole with roast potatoes and carrots tonight.

AuntieV, what's pizza casserole? (I know it sounds pretty self-explanatory, as in casserole made from pizza, just wondering how it's made!  :) Sounds interesting).

I'm sorry, but do you mean eggs in a basket?

And I feel like we've had this debate before.


Nope, toad in the hole as in... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_in_the_hole

And I, too, remember discussing this here before.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 30, 2008, 01:36:52 PM
We're having toad in the hole with roast potatoes and carrots tonight.

AuntieV, what's pizza casserole? (I know it sounds pretty self-explanatory, as in casserole made from pizza, just wondering how it's made!  :) Sounds interesting).

1 lb penne or rotini
1 large jar Prego (pick your favorite flavor)
1 lb ground Jimmy Dean Sage sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cans sliced black olives
1 7oz jar sliced mushrooms
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Pepperoni
Shredded mozarella.

Cook noodles in salted water, drain and reserve. Preheat oven to 350, spray a deep casserole. Brown sausage with garlic and Italian seasoning (add an onion if you like) until no longer pink, drain fat. Mix sauce, sausage, drained olives, drained mushrooms and put half into casserole dish. Top with cheese and pepperoni. Repeat layers and bake forty minutes.
This recipe is very plastic, you can add any favorite pizza topping to it in the mix phase, or topping phase. We have it with tossed salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 30, 2008, 01:37:15 PM
And tonight we're having chicken stew and rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Kikki on December 30, 2008, 02:02:21 PM
Pot roast and mashed potatoes.

Major yum!  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Girly on December 30, 2008, 02:19:31 PM
Chicken Wings made in the oven instead of fried! (Easy night for me!)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LibraryLady on December 30, 2008, 05:02:18 PM
Pinto beans with hamhock (cooked by mama)  ;D ; fried okra and cornbread     

LL
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Esther_bunny on December 30, 2008, 08:30:34 PM
Corn chowder spiced w/ Kickin' Chicken (Sriracha sauce!) and honey sweet cornbread muffins!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 30, 2008, 10:12:36 PM
My big meal was a lunch out with coworkers.  We went to a great Thai place, where I had a spring roll, salad topped with toasted coconut, tofu with fresh tomatoes & cilantro in a garlic sauce and rice all for under $10 and I have leftovers for tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Esther_bunny on December 30, 2008, 10:41:07 PM
My big meal was a lunch out with coworkers.  We went to a great Thai place, where I had a spring roll, salad topped with toasted coconut, tofu with fresh tomatoes & cilantro in a garlic sauce and rice all for under $10 and I have leftovers for tomorrow.

yummy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on December 31, 2008, 03:44:42 AM
We're having toad in the hole with roast potatoes and carrots tonight.

AuntieV, what's pizza casserole? (I know it sounds pretty self-explanatory, as in casserole made from pizza, just wondering how it's made!  :) Sounds interesting).

1 lb penne or rotini
1 large jar Prego (pick your favorite flavor)
1 lb ground Jimmy Dean Sage sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cans sliced black olives
1 7oz jar sliced mushrooms
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Pepperoni
Shredded mozarella.

Cook noodles in salted water, drain and reserve. Preheat oven to 350, spray a deep casserole. Brown sausage with garlic and Italian seasoning (add an onion if you like) until no longer pink, drain fat. Mix sauce, sausage, drained olives, drained mushrooms and put half into casserole dish. Top with cheese and pepperoni. Repeat layers and bake forty minutes.
This recipe is very plastic, you can add any favorite pizza topping to it in the mix phase, or topping phase. We have it with tossed salad.
Ohhh right! Sounds similar to something I make, except for I've never made it with pepperoni (might have to try it now, though!).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on December 31, 2008, 11:03:21 AM
homemade felafel (I am so proud of myself - made it myself!!)

oven fries - made by DS
regular salad - made by DS
tahini sauce - i made
spicy salad - i made
whole wheat pita - store -bought.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on December 31, 2008, 12:25:48 PM
I'm meeting my folks at Cracker Barrel for lunch and probably won't be cooking tonight....I think that I'll end up having a turkey sandwich or maybe some pizza rolls.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: IDriveADodgeStratus on December 31, 2008, 12:31:44 PM
Spaghetti, and homemade bread if I get up off my hiney and make some...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: shygirl on December 31, 2008, 12:32:37 PM
My big meal was a lunch out with coworkers.  We went to a great Thai place, where I had a spring roll, salad topped with toasted coconut, tofu with fresh tomatoes & cilantro in a garlic sauce and rice all for under $10 and I have leftovers for tomorrow.

Thai food is my second absolute favorite type of food.  (The first being whatever my mom cooks.)  I just came back from lunch at a Thai restaurant, where I had some garlicky fish and vegetables.  I usually have the crazy noodles (extra spicy), but was aiming for something a tad healthier today.  I was getting Thai takeout so often, that I had to finally get the ingredients and look up some recipes so I can make it for myself at home.  I'm getting pretty good at making a red curry these days.  Haven't attempted to make crazy noodles because I haven't found any place that sells the right type of noodles.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 31, 2008, 03:36:59 PM
My big meal was a lunch out with coworkers.  We went to a great Thai place, where I had a spring roll, salad topped with toasted coconut, tofu with fresh tomatoes & cilantro in a garlic sauce and rice all for under $10 and I have leftovers for tomorrow.

Thai food is my second absolute favorite type of food.  (The first being whatever my mom cooks.)  I just came back from lunch at a Thai restaurant, where I had some garlicky fish and vegetables.  I usually have the crazy noodles (extra spicy), but was aiming for something a tad healthier today.  I was getting Thai takeout so often, that I had to finally get the ingredients and look up some recipes so I can make it for myself at home.  I'm getting pretty good at making a red curry these days.  Haven't attempted to make crazy noodles because I haven't found any place that sells the right type of noodles.

I do make a few curries at home, a couple of noodle dishes and I make an awesome curried pumpkin & tofu soup.  My absolute favorite at the restaurants is the yellow curry sauce.  Nothing I make comes close to that.  Mmmm.

And today's leftovers were even better since the sauce had a chance to completely soak through the tomatoes & rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on December 31, 2008, 04:28:05 PM
I've just come from the grocery store, having stocked up on things for tonight. We're having some friends over to play games and watch the ball drop, so we're having fun party foods:

Deviled eggs
Fresh warm Chex Mix
Meatballs in sweet and sour sauce
Chips and French onion dip (we always had this on NYE when I was a child, so it's not NYE without them!)
Assortment of crackers and toppings
Cheese fondue with sourdough bread
Fruit and cheese
Cookies
Assortment of beer and wine
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on December 31, 2008, 11:38:05 PM
A very healthy assortment of things:

Veggie potstickers, chipotle flavored potato chips and soon hot chocolate spiked with Bailey's and homemade marshmallows.

And tomorrow I run.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 02, 2009, 08:39:06 PM
Fancy lettuces with honey dijon dressing, and lentil and parsnip soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 02, 2009, 10:34:44 PM
We had French dip sandwiches.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 02, 2009, 11:14:32 PM
We had porkchop casserole (HOTDISH!!!!) and green beans tonight.
Tomorrow it's taco pie......hubby's favorite.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: katycoo on January 02, 2009, 11:34:06 PM
some kind of confused version of chicken enchilada/burrito type thing.  Its like a mexican mashup. mmmm.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 03, 2009, 04:13:27 AM
I'm thinking of making something with sausages tonight. I've been in a really sausagey mood lately. I might make a sausage casserole.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: veraobsession on January 03, 2009, 04:24:51 AM
DH and I are going to use the Applebees card he got for Christmas for a date tonight.

Yeah!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hopefull on January 03, 2009, 09:39:35 AM
Last night I made an AMAZING chili!!! The ingredients sounded really weird but it truly turned out great. Here it is..........................

2 teaspoons oil
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef
3/4 lb beef sirloin, cubed
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 can dark beer
1 cup strong coffee
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1 can beef broth
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons chili sauce
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon salt
4 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans
4 chili peppers, chopped

Directions
1.Heat oil.
2.Cook onions, garlic and meat until brown.
3.Add tomatoes, beer, coffee, tomato paste and beef broth.
4.Add spices Stir in 2 cans of kidney beans and peppers.
5.Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
6.Add 2 remaining cans of kidney beans and simmer for another 30 minutes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 03, 2009, 11:09:13 AM
Wow, hopeful, sounds really interesting! I've heard lots of people say cocoa in Chilli is great, I've never tried it myself! I'd love to try your recipe, I think I will next time I make chilli.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 03, 2009, 03:59:23 PM
We were going to have taco pie, but hubby offered to get a big pizza from the 'Hut and I accepted!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on January 03, 2009, 04:13:00 PM
We're trying Giada de Laurentiis' Chicken Cacciatore tonight.  Smells good so far!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chicken-cacciatore-recipe/index.html
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 03, 2009, 05:51:16 PM
Tonight we ended up having chicken. I spread red pesto on it, a little grated cheddar and wrapped it with a piece of bacon and baked it in the oven. It was delicious! I served it with baked potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 03, 2009, 06:03:27 PM
I think Swiss cheese fondue again. I love fondue.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 03, 2009, 06:07:11 PM
I think Swiss cheese fondue again. I love fondue.
I've never had fondue! I'd love to try it. Unfortunately, I don't know of any restaurants that serve it, and I'm not sure how to do it myself (recipes, equipment I'd need, etc).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 03, 2009, 06:15:44 PM
A friend is having us over for a goodbye dinner, so I have no idea what she'll be serving!

Aw, how sweet of her! I hope you have fun.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 03, 2009, 07:15:16 PM
A friend is having us over for a goodbye dinner, so I have no idea what she'll be serving!

That is so sweet.  Of course, if you'd live nearby, I'd serve you a goodbye dinner as well, because I'm sure going to miss you.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Bijou on January 03, 2009, 10:08:06 PM
Dark green curly kale, stipped off the stems and steamed in some chicken broth with lots of whole garlic cloves and extra virgin olive oil.  Topped with a whole red potato and a little more Olive oil, butter, salt and pepper. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 03, 2009, 11:19:16 PM
Dark green curly kale, stipped off the stems and steamed in some chicken broth with lots of whole garlic cloves and extra virgin olive oil.  Topped with a whole red potato and a little more Olive oil, butter, salt and pepper. 


Ooooh, I love kale, and this is one of my favorite ways to make it.  Sometimes I like to add parmesan and red pepper flakes.

Tonight was lentil and parsnip soup and a side mock chicken patty, since I'm a little lacking in protein.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: WildChild@Heart on January 03, 2009, 11:28:25 PM
I fixed homemade venison sausage, potato, onion and artichoke au gratin and a fresh fruit salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on January 04, 2009, 02:13:35 PM
BIL and SIL unexpectedly visited yesterday, and I would love to say that I whipped up a fabulous dinner for 6 on the spot (and normally I can). I wasn't feeling good yesterday, so we all went to the Outback.

Tonight-DH requested a 2-burner cast iron griddle for Christmas. I think he has visions of being able to do a super-hot stir fry like a Japanese hibachi chef. I think he's in for a letdown, but in any case I bought the fixings for fajitas and we'll make those tonight. I hope the kids like it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on January 04, 2009, 02:22:23 PM
tonight... for me - Kitchen Sink Soup

Start with a large can of chicken broth, then I'm just tossing in all the stuff from the fridge that isn't enough for a meal for one, but it's not ready to toss, so into the soup pot!

Chicken, some leftover sausage from breakfast, some red potatoes, onion, garlic, some raviolis... it's good!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on January 04, 2009, 03:45:44 PM
We've been roasting and basting a pork butt in the oven since about 10 this morning, for pulled pork sandwiches.   Whipped up some Brunswick bbq sauce as well as some Southern baked beans (smothered in bacon pieces!)  Gonna be a heart attack on a plate tonight!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: tracieleigh on January 04, 2009, 04:18:58 PM
We've been roasting and basting a pork butt in the oven since about 10 this morning, for pulled pork sandwiches.   Whipped up some Brunswick bbq sauce as well as some Southern baked beans (smothered in bacon pieces!)  Gonna be a heart attack on a plate tonight!

Pork butt sammies here, too!  I have had mine in the crock pot since about 10:0 and it is already tender and smells so good.  I am also going to do some twice bake taters and possible baked beans (or maybe some corn on the cob).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 04, 2009, 04:40:46 PM
Tonight - we have to go grocery shopping after the Vikings game, so I put my barbecued hamburgers recipe into the crock pot. It'll be ready to eat by the time we get back. We'll pick up some vegetables and/or salad fixings while we're out to go along with the sandwiches.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: tracieleigh on January 04, 2009, 04:42:20 PM
Tonight - we have to go grocery shopping after the Vikings game, so I put my barbecued hamburgers recipe into the crock pot. It'll be ready to eat by the time we get back. We'll pick up some vegetables and/or salad fixings while we're out to go along with the sandwiches.

Is that like sloppy joes?  I would love to hear about it and have the recipe.....I love to use my crock pot.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 04, 2009, 04:48:03 PM
Tonight - we have to go grocery shopping after the Vikings game, so I put my barbecued hamburgers recipe into the crock pot. It'll be ready to eat by the time we get back. We'll pick up some vegetables and/or salad fixings while we're out to go along with the sandwiches.

Is that like sloppy joes?  I would love to hear about it and have the recipe.....I love to use my crock pot.

Yes. It's my family's version of sloppy joes - my mother's been making them since before crock pots, when she had to cook the meat on top of a double boiler. I think I posted the recipe somewhere around here; I'll look for it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 04, 2009, 05:41:46 PM
I had a sandwich with baked Cajun-style tofu, lots of veggies and a side salad.  I so rarely eat sandwiches (being single, I can't go through bread fast enough, plus I cook so there's always leftovers) so this was a treat.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Aggiesque on January 04, 2009, 05:44:50 PM
Chili. I messed it up somehow though. It doesn't taste bad, just not right. Oh well!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on January 04, 2009, 05:54:37 PM
Chili. I messed it up somehow though. It doesn't taste bad, just not right. Oh well!

Add a can of tomatoes ;)  And some kind of pepper heat stuff.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on January 04, 2009, 06:00:14 PM
Tonight - we have to go grocery shopping after the Vikings game, so I put my barbecued hamburgers recipe into the crock pot. It'll be ready to eat by the time we get back. We'll pick up some vegetables and/or salad fixings while we're out to go along with the sandwiches.

It's funny to me to think of going somewhere and eating after the Vikings game. By the time it's over (here), it'll be around 8:00 p.m.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 04, 2009, 06:04:11 PM
Tonight - we have to go grocery shopping after the Vikings game, so I put my barbecued hamburgers recipe into the crock pot. It'll be ready to eat by the time we get back. We'll pick up some vegetables and/or salad fixings while we're out to go along with the sandwiches.

It's funny to me to think of going somewhere and eating after the Vikings game. By the time it's over (here), it'll be around 8:00 p.m.

It's only 5:00 here, and they're in the 4th quarter. We'll probably eat around 7:00.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 04, 2009, 08:39:56 PM
We had taco pie and corn for dinner...the menfolk ate heartily and happily.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 05, 2009, 01:09:40 PM
Tonight - broiled steaks, mashed baked potatoes, Caesar salad, and green beans.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 05, 2009, 04:46:47 PM
We had chicken arrabiata pasta tonight (it's a recent favourite of ours).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: stargazer on January 05, 2009, 04:48:50 PM
We are having homemade pizza (yum!).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on January 06, 2009, 09:52:00 AM
Chicken wok with snowpeas, carrots, bell peppers, zucchini and mushrooms, spiced with soy sauce, chillies, garlic, red onions, cumin, lemon grass, cinnamon, star anise, black pepper and a little bit of thai green curry paste I still had around.
Served with trigrano rice (red Camargue rice, wild rice and regular white rice).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on January 06, 2009, 09:57:50 AM
Tonight will be either shepherd's pie or tortellini.  I'm still undecided!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 06, 2009, 11:13:50 PM
We had chicken arrabiata pasta tonight (it's a recent favourite of ours).

I feel like I ask this question all the time, but what's in this dish?

I did greens with a homemade orange sauce over local rice.  Living in California is awesome.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 06, 2009, 11:14:52 PM
We had my modified chicken and rice. I could never get my head around boiling a chicken, plunking it into a pot of yellow rice and raving over it...so I modified the recipe with salsa and capers.....we looooooove it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: lovinAZ on January 06, 2009, 11:56:17 PM
tonight DH made chicken couscous (with fake chicken, before i get jumped on for being veggie and eating chicken)

tomorrow night, tomatoes stuffed with rice and cheese

thursday night, barley veggie soup
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 07, 2009, 03:43:54 AM
I feel like I ask this question all the time, but what's in this dish?
It's chicken in a tomato based sauce with chillis and peppers, served with pasta, with cheese on top.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on January 07, 2009, 12:19:35 PM
Barbecued brisket in the Crock Pot. Assuming DH remembered to turn on the Crock Pot.  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 07, 2009, 12:21:29 PM
If not, you're having steak tartare!
We're having salmon patties, mac and cheese and peas....Little Man's second most favorite dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on January 07, 2009, 12:22:52 PM
I'm trying out my new crockpot today.  I am making chicken 'n dumplings.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 07, 2009, 12:26:22 PM
Chicken cobbler casserole, iceberg wedges with homemade dressing, and some dessert as yet to be determined (I'm leaning toward making a pie).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on January 07, 2009, 12:29:51 PM
Cathy
Chicken cobbler casserole, iceberg wedges with homemade dressing, and some dessert as yet to be determined (I'm leaning toward making a pie).

Chicken cobbler casserole?  That sounds good!  Care to share the recipe?  I'm looking for very budget friendly recipes that I can put together during the day and pop into the oven just before dinner.  Is this one of those kind?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on January 07, 2009, 12:38:05 PM
We will be having roast (it is already in the crockpot), potatoes, salad and fresh strawberries for dessert.

DS#2 (who is still on a liquid diet) pureed cheesy potatoes and a strawberry banana smoothie
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 07, 2009, 02:14:53 PM
We're having Peri Peri chicken and fries tonight. I'm throwing caution to the wind and having actual fries, too, not oven chips.  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 07, 2009, 04:14:23 PM

Chicken cobbler casserole?  That sounds good!  Care to share the recipe?  I'm looking for very budget friendly recipes that I can put together during the day and pop into the oven just before dinner.  Is this one of those kind?

I'd be glad to share!

CHICKEN COBBLER CASSEROLE

6 T melted butter, divided
4 cups cubed sourdough rolls (you can use any kind of rolls/bread you have on hand)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 T chopped fresh parsley
2 medium-sized sweet onions, sliced
1 8-oz package fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cup white wine
1 (10-3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup drained and chopped jarred roasted red peppers
2-1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken

Toss 4 T melted butter with next three ingredients; set aside. Saute onions in remaining 2 T butter in a large skillet over medium high heat 15 minutes or until golden brown. Add mushrooms and saute 5 minutes. Stir in wine and next three ingredients; cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until bubbly. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 9-inch square or 11x7-inch baking dish; top evenly with bread mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until casserole is golden brown.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 07, 2009, 08:49:30 PM
I feel like I ask this question all the time, but what's in this dish?
It's chicken in a tomato based sauce with chillis and peppers, served with pasta, with cheese on top.

Ooh, that sounds yummy.  I might have to try that with black beans instead of chicken.

Tonight I had whole wheat spaghetti, with broccoli & carrots in an alfredo sauce.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 07, 2009, 08:52:50 PM
Mofongo whit meat for me and Mofongo whit shrimps for my best friend, I feel like i'm in my country .
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: veraobsession on January 07, 2009, 09:03:29 PM
Pork chops in Shake n Bake. New potatoes, baked beans, corn on the cob, and yeast rolls.

DH made dinner.

Good stuff.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on January 08, 2009, 07:20:23 AM
Last night it was mushrooms and snowpeas stirfried with lots of spices (but no garlic or onions as we were going dancing later) and rice for hubby.

Tonight, I'm skipping dinner - I need to loose a tiny bit of weight to fit into my black evening dress for the ball we're attending in 10 days...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: veraobsession on January 08, 2009, 07:28:35 AM
Thinking about doing a shepherds pie tonight. I've never made one but this recipe I'm looking at looks awfully good
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 08, 2009, 06:50:00 PM
Chicken Paella and a strawberry shortcake jelly roll.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 08, 2009, 07:41:10 PM
Thinking about doing a shepherds pie tonight. I've never made one but this recipe I'm looking at looks awfully good


Ooh, I love shepherd's pie.  I'm a huge mashed potato fan.

Tonight's black beans in a spicy tomato sauce & over rice, assuming the beans ever soften.  Otherwise, it's a frozen dinner for me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: zoidberg on January 09, 2009, 03:50:07 AM
Just fish, (very few) potatoes and spinach tonight. We've overindulged over Christmas, and our Wii Fit Balanceboard (yay for Christmas presents!) is NOT pleased with us. BF and I both want to loose around 15 pounds and the new year is the time to start!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: 42_42_42 on January 09, 2009, 01:50:04 PM
Beef Braised in Red Wine
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Beef-Braised-in-Red-Wine-236986 (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Beef-Braised-in-Red-Wine-236986)

I used some leftover Pinot Noir we had instead of the wine listed in the recipe (actually making this just to use up the wine so I don't have to toss it).

Side dishes will be roasted veggies (onions, carrots, turnips, and parsnips) and roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

It's in the oven right now and the house smells WON-DER-FUL.

Edited to add that it turned out great! So if anyone has any left over red wine they need to use up, this recipe is a keeper!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 09, 2009, 02:16:15 PM
DH and I had burgers (posh ones in ciabatta rolls  ;D ) with french fries.
Ah well, The diet starts tomorrow!  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 09, 2009, 05:19:50 PM
 I a brown rice , roast pumpkin & seed salad  and in case I did not liked that recipe I made Baked eggplant & ricota rolls and for dessert  ;D Apple doughnuts with Ice cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: geordicat on January 09, 2009, 06:37:14 PM
my son has been begging.. I mean offered to hug me in public begging if I made Ceasar's salad for him for dinner, with my home made dressing.

So.. we are! :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 09, 2009, 08:24:01 PM
I a brown rice , roast pumpkin & seed salad  and in case I did not liked that recipe I made Baked eggplant & ricota rolls and for dessert  ;D Apple doughnuts with Ice cream.

So, how did the salad turn out?  And the eggplant sounds yummy.

I planned to make a black bean dish, but I forgot to soak my beans.  So instead I'm having a mock chicken patty & garlic parmesan oven fries.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 09, 2009, 08:27:55 PM
I a brown rice , roast pumpkin & seed salad  and in case I did not liked that recipe I made Baked eggplant & ricota rolls and for dessert  ;D Apple doughnuts with Ice cream.

So, how did the salad turn out?  And the eggplant sounds yummy.

I planned to make a black bean dish, but I forgot to soak my beans.  So instead I'm having a mock chicken patty & garlic parmesan oven fries.

It was good and I don't even like pumpkin but you have to eat it while is warm because it does not taste the same when is cold and I have to say that the doughnuts are awesome.

The garlic parmesan oven fries sound delicious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 09, 2009, 09:49:23 PM
I a brown rice , roast pumpkin & seed salad  and in case I did not liked that recipe I made Baked eggplant & ricota rolls and for dessert  ;D Apple doughnuts with Ice cream.

So, how did the salad turn out?  And the eggplant sounds yummy.

I planned to make a black bean dish, but I forgot to soak my beans.  So instead I'm having a mock chicken patty & garlic parmesan oven fries.

It was good and I don't even like pumpkin but you have to eat it while is warm because it does not taste the same when is cold and I have to say that the doughnuts are awesome.

The garlic parmesan oven fries sound delicious.

They were eh.  It was a frozen brand recommended to me by a friend, and the texture turned out to be dry mashed potatoes in a crispy skin.  I like my homemade version better, but it was nice to just dump from a bag and go.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on January 09, 2009, 10:04:15 PM
I used my pizza stone again tonight!  It just keeps getting better and better!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SquishyMooMoo on January 09, 2009, 10:52:18 PM
No pizza for me... I spent like 20 minutes on the Pizza Hut website trying to decide what to order, only to get called 2 minutes after I put my order in... apparently they only have one delivery driver and his car broke down (seriously? One driver? on a Friday night in a college town???) and it would be THREE HOURS before my order would be delivered. No,thanks!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 10, 2009, 11:43:56 AM
Linguine and clam sauce for me!
I love it when hubby and Little Man are out for the weekend...it's the only time I get to eat this.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 10, 2009, 12:05:37 PM
Pasta bake for us, with minced beef, tomatoes, garlic, oregano and basil. And cheese on top.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on January 10, 2009, 12:43:42 PM
Pasta bake for us, with minced beef, tomatoes, garlic, oregano and basil. And cheese on top.  :)

ME TOO!!! (Minus the beef.) We literally just got finished eating it for lunch!

Dinner tonight is shredded beef tacos -- leftover crockpot roast from a couple weeks ago that I've had in the freezer. We're iced in today, so lots of good cooking going on! Maybe I'll even bake something for dessert...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Cellardoor14 on January 10, 2009, 03:42:51 PM

I tried out two new recipes this evening....

A Welsh Lamb Cawl.... which is pretty much a lovely lamb stew with veggies

and

Easy-Make-in-30-minutes Home made Soda Bread... which was very easy but actually took longer than expected in the oven.

I always love it when new recipes go well and are fairly easy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 10, 2009, 04:00:36 PM
Chicken and vegetable noodle salad and Mars Bar mud cake
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Kikki on January 10, 2009, 04:11:39 PM
Sirloin from our local butcher (not the supermarket!), asparagus, oven baked tomatoes, garlic butter and a tossed salad. For dessert we had a fresh fruit salad with whipped cream.

Lunch today was good as well: zucchini soup with parmesan chips.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 10, 2009, 04:51:14 PM
Mars Bar mud cake
THis sounds delicious. I'd love the recipe (if you don't mind sharing, of course)!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 10, 2009, 05:13:58 PM
Mars Bar mud cake
THis sounds delicious. I'd love the recipe (if you don't mind sharing, of course)!


Not healthy but yummy

Ingredients (serves 16)
400g butter, chopped
400g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups caster sugar
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
2 x 60g Mars Bars, chilled, chopped
double thick cream, to serve (optional)
Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a 4cm-deep, 22.5cm x 28cm (base) slab pan. Line with baking paper, allowing 2cm overhang at both long ends.
Combine butter and dark chocolate in a large, heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every minute with a metal spoon, or until almost melted. Add cocoa and whisk until smooth.
Add sugar and mix well. Add one third of the egg and stir to combine. Repeat with egg in 2 batches. Sift flour over chocolate mixture. Stir gently until just combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle Mars Bars over batter and press in slightly.
Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre has moist crumbs clinging. Cool completely in pan. Cut into squares. Serve with cream
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 10, 2009, 05:29:01 PM
Thanks very much, nina! I can't wait to try it.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 10, 2009, 09:26:03 PM
Mars Bar mud cake
THis sounds delicious. I'd love the recipe (if you don't mind sharing, of course)!


Not healthy but yummy

Ingredients (serves 16)
400g butter, chopped
400g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups caster sugar
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
2 x 60g Mars Bars, chilled, chopped
double thick cream, to serve (optional)
Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a 4cm-deep, 22.5cm x 28cm (base) slab pan. Line with baking paper, allowing 2cm overhang at both long ends.
Combine butter and dark chocolate in a large, heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every minute with a metal spoon, or until almost melted. Add cocoa and whisk until smooth.
Add sugar and mix well. Add one third of the egg and stir to combine. Repeat with egg in 2 batches. Sift flour over chocolate mixture. Stir gently until just combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle Mars Bars over batter and press in slightly.
Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre has moist crumbs clinging. Cool completely in pan. Cut into squares. Serve with cream


You know, I don't know if I've ever had a Mars Bar before.  Now I feel like my life is lacking.

I had pasta with anchovies and peas.  I always thought anchovies were gross, but when you sautee them, they kind of melt and just add a meaty saltiness to a dish.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 11, 2009, 04:30:50 PM
Today my Fh made dinner he made butter chicken and rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Veronica on January 11, 2009, 04:56:18 PM
We finally got our grill up and running so DH grilled pork sausage with brown sugar and apple cinnamon. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 11, 2009, 05:10:38 PM
We had good old fish and chips for tea tonight.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 11, 2009, 05:49:47 PM
Spaghetti and plain green salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 11, 2009, 07:13:12 PM
McDonald's...I didn't feel up to cooking.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on January 11, 2009, 09:21:29 PM
Tonight's dinner was kidney bean and lentil curry.  I didn't feel like cooking rice so I had pita to soak up the sauce. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on January 11, 2009, 09:49:36 PM
My daughter and I went out for Chinese food.  I ate some, but my stomach started bothering me, so I brought most of it home.

Daughter says my pancreas is failing.  I told her my pancreas is not failing. Then it's my liver.  My liver is definitely failing.

The kid watches too many reruns of House.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 12, 2009, 07:25:57 PM
My Fh cooked Steak , Potatoes and green beans .
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Veronica on January 12, 2009, 07:27:37 PM
My daughter and I went out for Chinese food.  I ate some, but my stomach started bothering me, so I brought most of it home.

Daughter says my pancreas is failing.  I told her my pancreas is not failing. Then it's my liver.  My liver is definitely failing.

The kid watches too many reruns of House.

 ;D

I made tacos and refried beans.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on January 12, 2009, 07:58:03 PM
Tonight is Szechuan-style eggplant and tofu over brown rice.  I can't wait!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 12, 2009, 08:11:48 PM
Tonight is Szechuan-style eggplant and tofu over brown rice.  I can't wait!

Mmm, want to share that recipe?

I went out for lunch and stuffed myself with the most amazing nachos.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: shygirl on January 12, 2009, 09:49:54 PM
Today I had yogurt with granola that I made.  It's my newest favorite thing to eat.  I had a bunch of irregular pieces of homemade granola bars, so I crumbled them some more and baked it again until crunchy.  It is SOOO good!  I'm thinking to trying to make my own yogurt next.

Then, I ate something my mom mailed me.  Is anyone familiar with puri from Indian restaurants?  A fried flatbread that's totally yummy.  My mom sent me a packet of the variation with mashed peas inside, and that's another one of my favorite things to eat.

Good, but odd dinner!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 13, 2009, 06:01:24 PM
I din't feel like cooking so I order delivery  ,Chorizo, mushroom & spinach penne ,Roast lemon chicken, Balsamic roasted carrots & baby onions  and Chocolate mousse cake . They might not go together but they taste good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 13, 2009, 06:02:33 PM
DH and I had sirloin steak sandwiches for dinner, with salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on January 13, 2009, 06:11:03 PM
Hey all,

Tonight is New Orleans Style Shrimp with Wild Rice and Steamed corn on the cob (our grill was broken in the move :( ) .

I made banana pudding the other night so we'll snack on that for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: alecmari on January 13, 2009, 06:21:17 PM
Leftover lentils and chicken.  I felt like being simple tonight.

I would love to hear a recipe for lentil curry.  I am starting to cook lentils much more often because they are cheap, healthy, and filling (and make a great lunch) and would love to hear a new tasty way to cook them.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 13, 2009, 06:26:22 PM
Leftover lentils and chicken.  I felt like being simple tonight.

I would love to hear a recipe for lentil curry.  I am starting to cook lentils much more often because they are cheap, healthy, and filling (and make a great lunch) and would love to hear a new tasty way to cook them.


122 lentil recipes http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/search.php?keywords=lentil&publication=
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 13, 2009, 06:49:11 PM
Eggs, bacon, and French toast made with fresh homemade cinnamon bread. Healthy? Not really. Delicious? Yes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on January 13, 2009, 08:00:55 PM
Stirfry with chicken, onion, green pepper and mushrooms. I used a different sauce, and I didn't love it. Live and learn.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 13, 2009, 08:40:45 PM
We had chicken squares (crescent rolls stuffed with cream cheese and chicken filling) and peas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on January 13, 2009, 09:06:38 PM
Leftover lentils and chicken.  I felt like being simple tonight.

I would love to hear a recipe for lentil curry.  I am starting to cook lentils much more often because they are cheap, healthy, and filling (and make a great lunch) and would love to hear a new tasty way to cook them.

I love this recipe (http://indianfood.about.com/od/vegetarianrecipes/r/rajma.htm).  The lentil curry I made was similar but I skipped the green chilies, instead adding some curry powder.  Actually, I adjusted all the spices.  I nearly always want more than the recipe uses, especially of cumin and garam masala.  I also used a can of organic diced tomatoes instead of freshly chopped as I was in a hurry.  And of course, I added black beluga lentils to the kidney beans.  It was really excellent and it packs up for lunch beautifully. 

I don't know if you're interested but I also have a bunch of recipes for various red lentil soups. 

Tonight is going to be a baked sweet potato stuffed with leftover kidney bean and lentil curry, topped with a nice dollop of fat-free Greek yogurt. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CeeBee on January 13, 2009, 09:33:03 PM
M'mmm reddollshoes, that sounds SO good. I'm keen on trying out lentils too!

Tonight we're having bacon and egg pie (topped with grated mild cheddar) with steamed baby peas and little baby potatoes boiled and then doused with butter and chopped parsley.

Yum.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 13, 2009, 11:31:02 PM
Homemade veggie soup, featuring parsnips & egg noodles.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LadyPekoe on January 14, 2009, 12:01:31 AM
I made pickled grapes yesterday (yes, you read that right) for my blog and they were so good that I ate an entire jar of them for dinner...whoops!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 14, 2009, 05:54:12 PM
Pasta e Fagioli and garlic bread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 14, 2009, 05:56:59 PM
Braised cube steak, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Vegetable will probably be green beans with lemon butter.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 14, 2009, 06:25:50 PM
I made today Tomato & Lamb Casserole whit Pesto Dumplings. Today I was baking and doing other desserts so I will probably have a  Rasberry cheesecake browinie or Rasberry Cheesecake Ice cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on January 14, 2009, 08:37:54 PM
M'mmm reddollshoes, that sounds SO good. I'm keen on trying out lentils too!

Tonight we're having bacon and egg pie (topped with grated mild cheddar) with steamed baby peas and little baby potatoes boiled and then doused with butter and chopped parsley.

Yum.

Oh my, that sounds so decandent!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on January 14, 2009, 09:02:48 PM
chili -- new recipe and it was a tad too spicy for the BF.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 14, 2009, 09:28:22 PM
Quesadilla with guacamole.  Not the healthiest combo, but I've had the craziest heartburn for the past 2 days (first time I've had heartburn, ever) and tortillas with cheese and a creamy veggie were the only things that sounded appealing.

Any advice for the crazy heart burn?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Kikki on January 15, 2009, 12:38:56 AM
I'm planning on soup with cabbage, beans and minced meat, very hearty and perfect for a cold winter day. Dinner is still a long way off though, it's not even 8am here so I may change my mind...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on January 15, 2009, 04:20:22 AM
well lunch - i have a horrible cold and i just had the urge for some nice tomato soup. it's simmering as we speak.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: beingkj on January 15, 2009, 04:25:54 AM
I wasn't feeling well today so Nevets made spicy tuna pasta bake. It's about the only recipe we make that doesn't use onion (Nevets reacts badly to cutting onions).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 15, 2009, 11:10:03 AM
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes with corn on the cob.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on January 15, 2009, 11:12:01 AM
Auntie Venom, can I come, please???
you just totally listed my comfort food and now I'm craving it all  ;)

I'm having...
...wine, I think. I should be on diet and already had my afternoon salad snack and now I think I'll indulge myself with a glass of wine.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 15, 2009, 11:18:45 AM
Shepherds pie here. I might mash some swede in the potatoes, just to throw an extra veggie in there.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 15, 2009, 11:55:43 AM
Lunch -
Scallops with tarragon cream and wilted butter lettuce and Warm chicken sandwhich whit mushroom , spinach and cheese.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 15, 2009, 03:16:01 PM
I think we'll have leftovers tonight. We've had a heavy inversion for days, which is wreaking havoc with my sinuses and giving me a headache.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on January 15, 2009, 03:26:07 PM
It is very cold here so we are having homemade chicken noodle soup with fresh rolls.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Aggiesque on January 15, 2009, 05:30:35 PM
Not sure yet. I have some chicken tenders in brine atm. Probably will bread and bake them, throw with some broccoli, corn and mashed potatoes.

Anyone have better ideas? LOL
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 15, 2009, 05:52:58 PM
I'm making Slow-cooked beef with tortellini. I also want to make a salad but I don't know what kind of salad , any ideas??
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 15, 2009, 08:50:19 PM
I'm making Slow-cooked beef with tortellini. I also want to make a salad but I don't know what kind of salad , any ideas??

I'm fond of mixed greens, some dried cranberries, a few slices of nuts or cheese and a basic vinagrette.  My favorite is 4 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1/2 tsp mustard or mustard powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt & pepper.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 15, 2009, 08:51:13 PM
Oh yeah, and my dinner!

Smoky black bean soup topped with guacamole and some cheddar.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 16, 2009, 05:47:07 PM
I made today , Roasted chicken ,Mixed bean-cherry tomato salad with basil vinaigrette  , Herbed mashed potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on January 16, 2009, 10:08:57 PM
We had chicken and dumplings.  Very yummy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on January 17, 2009, 06:07:18 PM
We had homemade french onion soup, stuffed pork chops and sliced starwberries. It was yummy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nina09 on January 17, 2009, 08:42:24 PM
I had today Thai chicken noodle soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 17, 2009, 09:23:39 PM
Auntie Venom, can I come, please???
you just totally listed my comfort food and now I'm craving it all  ;)

I'm having...
...wine, I think. I should be on diet and already had my afternoon salad snack and now I think I'll indulge myself with a glass of wine.


If you ever get over this way, give a shout.
I love comfort foods.....meatloaf is a great cold, rainy night dinner.

ETA: We had sausage, mac and cheese and baked beans tonight. I was in a hurry up mood.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on January 17, 2009, 09:29:21 PM
We had burgers and grilled jalapenos.  mmmmmmmmm spicy good.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on January 18, 2009, 03:39:01 AM
Chick-Fil-A! ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on January 18, 2009, 06:56:49 AM
Night before last, DD had an urge to cook. So at 10 pm she made a homemade chicken veggie soup. We were going to have it when we came home last night, but my ex ended up taking us to dinner while we were in NJ, so he could give DD her birthday present.

So, tonight's dinner will be chicken veggie soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Lunch will be inari and steamed pork buns that we picked up at Mitsuwa yesterday :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on January 18, 2009, 10:52:56 AM
Dinner will be Salisbury steak, mash potatoes, gravy and a salad. I was planning something different but this was request and the guys offered to make it.

Supper will be pancakes.
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Post by: cicero on January 18, 2009, 11:36:38 AM
homemade tomato soup with rice. I think it's my favorite soup!
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Post by: MrsO on January 18, 2009, 11:50:09 AM
We're having steak for dinner, probably with garlicky mashed potatoes.
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Post by: faithlessone on January 18, 2009, 01:13:43 PM
I had chicken with a tomato and mozzarella sauce, with chips and peas. Yum!!
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Post by: Hanna on January 18, 2009, 01:32:58 PM
Not dinner, but Sunday Brunch.  Lately I've been making pasta and scrambled eggs on Sunday mornings. I chop and sautee whatever I have in the house, and throw it in, also.  (Artichoke hearts, Olives, mushrooms last week).

I have lots of yummy stuff ingredients from the dinner I served last night, so today I made:

Rigatoni with Asparagus, Baby Portabellas and Shrimp sauteed in olive oil and white wine with garlic and butter.  I topped it off with fresh parsley, scallions and grated parmigiana cheese.
It was simple and really yummy.

I resisted the urge to put more stuff in, remembering that when I've eaten in Italy the food was so much simpler than what many Italian restaraunts in the US serve. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 18, 2009, 02:37:56 PM
Taco mac and cheese and some broccoli. I am taking full advantage of the comfort food weather and making many stews, soups and casseroles here lately.
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Post by: mbbored on January 18, 2009, 05:04:37 PM
Chick-Fil-A! ;D

I miss Chick-Fil-A!  Not that I eat chicken, but I like knowing that it's there.

Chinese dumplings and edamame for me.  A snacky kind of evening.
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Post by: nina09 on January 18, 2009, 07:08:07 PM
I made today  Lasagne , green salad , garlic bread and for dessert Chocolate berry tiramisu.
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Post by: Hanna on January 18, 2009, 07:56:15 PM
Left-overs from last night.

Chicken Picatta
Orzo with Asparagus, lemon and white wine
Salad with baby portabellas, grape tomatoes and red onions with a balsamic vinagarette.
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Post by: mbbored on January 18, 2009, 08:47:26 PM
Left-overs from last night.

Chicken Picatta
Orzo with Asparagus, lemon and white wine
Salad with baby portabellas, grape tomatoes and red onions with a balsamic vinagarette.

Nice leftovers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 18, 2009, 09:31:59 PM
We had soup and sandwiches tonight, but it wasn't homemade soup. It was Progresso hearty chicken soup with "homemade" noodles. I don't know why I ever expect canned soup to taste as good as mine. It never does. It always tastes processed. It always tastes artificial somehow, even if it's not. The sandwich was great, though (kaiser bun with mustard and mayo, thin sliced deli turkey, provolone, and a tomato slice).
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Post by: Jessie on January 18, 2009, 10:33:42 PM
grilled steak for the fiance, lemon-pepper turkey tenderloin for me. With mashed potatoes (mostly for the fiance, but I'll probably have a few bites. CANNOT RESIST MASHED POTATOEY GOODNESS), sauteed spinach and roasted butternut squash with a little bit of salt, pepper, and a touch of brown sugar. YUM.
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Post by: M-theory on January 19, 2009, 04:28:51 AM
Chicken and rice casserole and English peas. Wish I could find good sourdough rolls like my mother used to buy to go with.
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Post by: Evil Duckie on January 19, 2009, 09:09:09 AM
Tonght we are having a roast, baked potatoes, and peas. Simple and easy but is sounds good to me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: marcel on January 19, 2009, 09:44:36 AM
Tomato soup
bread with tapenade and garlic butter
salad
white chocolate mousse

I didn't have much to do today, so everything is homemade
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on January 19, 2009, 09:52:40 AM
I'm lazy today but just heard that hubby has not had a proper lunch (those darn witnesses took their time making their statements  :P), so I have to fix something.

We'll have

wholewheat pasta with a hot and spicy tomato-prosciutto sauce, perhaps some rolls and garlic butter and definately a nice garden salad with anything and everything I can find in the fridge  ;)
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Post by: mbbored on January 19, 2009, 10:40:29 PM
Tomato soup
bread with tapenade and garlic butter
salad
white chocolate mousse

I didn't have much to do today, so everything is homemade

Mmm.  Can I come over?

I ate in Chinatown at a vegetarian restaurant.  Mock chicken with stirfried veggies in a chili peanut sauce and tofu, eggplant and green peppers stuffed with taro root in a black bean sauce.  Sooo good.  Now I'm hungry again, but I don't want to replace those flavors.
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Post by: missmolly on January 20, 2009, 12:24:49 AM
Last night I was poaching chicken in white wine and stock. I was going to accompany it with patatas bravas (fierce potatoes). You boil the potatoes briefly first, then fry them and serve them with a spicy tomato sauce. Unfortunately, I left them to boil too long, and they were no good for frying, so I stuck them in with the chicken, making a sort of chicken mash casserole. And it was great. The chicken was really tender and the potatoes sucked up all the flavour of the wine and the stock.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 20, 2009, 05:51:52 AM
I'm making lamb chops tonight, I don't know what to make with them though. Any interesting side dish ideas?
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Post by: artk2002 on January 20, 2009, 10:25:29 AM
I'm making lamb chops tonight, I don't know what to make with them though. Any interesting side dish ideas?


Roasted garlic mashed potatoes.  Steamed or roasted vegetables.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on January 20, 2009, 12:26:51 PM
Seriously considering ordering in hamachi sashimi....mmm, hamachi.
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Post by: AFwife_3boys on January 20, 2009, 04:20:52 PM
Tonight I'm making homemade pizza (the dough is rising right now) which I will top with my homemade pizza sauce (I invented the sauce recipe myself), mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, olives and mushrooms. YUM!
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Post by: kdbug on January 20, 2009, 04:30:04 PM
Tonight my family wants patty melts, but I am on a diet so I guess I'll just have patty.  :P
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Post by: nina09 on January 20, 2009, 04:33:15 PM
I made today Arroz con pollo.
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Post by: Pinky830 on January 20, 2009, 08:34:12 PM
TWO dinners got made at my house tonight! I worked today and DS had wrestling practice, so we were facing one of those crazy-suburban-family evenings that I try to avoid. I left black beans and rice for the sitter to make and give them before she took DS to wrestling, then DH and I would eat once everyone finally landed. A box of beans and rice mix is generally enough for all 4 of us plus me to take for lunch the next day.

So I got home and the kids had eaten, but the beans and rice were gone without a trace! I finally had to call her after she had left and ask her where the rest were...the kids ate the whole thing! Can you say "two simultaneous growth spurts?"

I scrambled around and made spaghetti and sweet potatoes for me and DH.  :)
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Post by: Shoo on January 20, 2009, 09:03:20 PM
We had........wait for it.........pizza!  Shocker, eh?
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Post by: Hanna on January 20, 2009, 09:07:04 PM
Dear Friend and I met @ the gym.  We didn't have plans for after, but when we got to the locker room she said "I have two pieces of lasagna in my gym bag".  So we came back to my house (her BF was at hers, and she wanted to come to my place, but didn't want to impose.)

So we had delicisious veggie lasagna and salad with Portabellas, red onions and grape tomatoes and balsamic dress. (still living off of stuff from dinner saturday night.) Pinot Grigio to drink.

For dessert we had pretzels and caramel and chocolate dipping sauces. 
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Post by: veraobsession on January 21, 2009, 12:23:21 AM
We take turns at work cooking and tonight was my first time. I made chicken n dumplins' in the crockpot and they have been a huge hit. Makes ya feel good when people like your cooking.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on January 21, 2009, 05:42:40 AM
Grilled lambie chops from the family farm accompanied by cous cous spiked with currants, toasted almonds and artichoke hearts.

Sadly, my stomach has shrunk because I'm trying to be sensible about portion size, so I was only able to snarf down two of the dear little chops.  I guess that's not a bad thing though because I can have cold lamb and Branston pickle sandwiches for lunch tomorrow!
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Post by: AFwife_3boys on January 21, 2009, 03:24:04 PM
Tonight is my 6 year old's first night of KARATE (he is soooo pumped) so I'm just throwing together my Spinach Tortellini Dish that my whole family loves and that takes 30 minutes to go from stove to table! Wish I'd had time to make the bread I wanted to go with it though!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 21, 2009, 03:30:48 PM
Last night we went to a cocktail party that included finger foods, and afterward we went out to eat. I had a steak, fries, and steamed broccoli.

Tonight's supper is going to be chicken stir fry and rice.
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Post by: LadyPekoe on January 21, 2009, 04:12:20 PM
My mom is coming today (hooray!) because I'm having surgery on Friday (boo) so I'm trying to stock the refrigerator.  We are having chicken fricassee tonight and I'm making both hummus and roasted red pepper soup for the next couple days.   All from The Joy of Cooking, so I can blog about it :)
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Post by: LB on January 21, 2009, 04:18:32 PM
DH was flipping through my Cooking Light magazine yesterday and requested the "Southwest pasta thingy here."  :)
So I'm going to make that tonight. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on January 21, 2009, 05:55:50 PM
I have no clue. DH said at noon that he was in charge of dinner tonight. Since he is still at work I think that he is going to pick something up on his way home.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 21, 2009, 08:25:42 PM
Last night I went out for handmade Chinese noodles, then we drank champagne and sampled dark chocolate.

Tonight is leftover noodles with a few extra veggies thrown in.
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Post by: veraobsession on January 21, 2009, 09:55:35 PM
A co-worker brought in chicken veggie soup tonight and it is great. I'm asked for the recipe so I'm going to make some tomorrow to feed everyone before the ball game. Add some corn bread and I think we will have a winner.
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Post by: Clara Bow on January 21, 2009, 10:33:16 PM
We had turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and yeast rolls.
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Post by: Clara Bow on January 22, 2009, 09:27:32 AM
I just finished putting killer beef stew in the crockpot for tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 22, 2009, 11:28:23 AM
Mr. F is emceeing a work event tonight and won't be home until about 7:30. The event does not include dinner, so I need to feed him when he gets home, but the children will need to eat much earlier than 7:30.

Anyone have ideas? I'm fresh out of them today.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LB on January 22, 2009, 11:40:18 AM
I'm making steak, roasted red potatoes, and some kind of salad...with fresh spinach, I think.
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Post by: MrsO on January 22, 2009, 11:46:54 AM
Mr. F is emceeing a work event tonight and won't be home until about 7:30. The event does not include dinner, so I need to feed him when he gets home, but the children will need to eat much earlier than 7:30.

Anyone have ideas? I'm fresh out of them today.
You could make a big pot of stew or soup, something that you can keep on the stove until Mr. F is ready for dinner? That's what I do when Mr. O is working late!

I'm trying to talk myself out of ordering pizza tonight. I don't know why, I'll end up ordering anyway. Resistance is futile.
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Post by: magdalena on January 22, 2009, 11:49:26 AM
MrsO, you are evil.
I'm trying NOT to order in tonight... it's my night home alone, and I'm sick (oooh woe, I've got an ear infection and I hate those with a passion) but I really just wanted to make a bit of pasta with something... or an omelette.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 22, 2009, 12:02:25 PM
but I really just wanted to make a bit of pasta with something... or an omelette.
...or a takeaway pizza, or chinese food.  >:D

Sorry, if I'm going down, I'm taking you with me.  :P  ;D

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Post by: Shoo on January 22, 2009, 12:32:52 PM
Beef stew tonight.  It's in the Crock Pot right now.  Might make some rolls too.
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Post by: Clara Bow on January 22, 2009, 12:49:34 PM
Beef stew tonight.  It's in the Crock Pot right now.  Might make some rolls too.

Cool! We're having the same dinner!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 23, 2009, 09:54:08 PM
So, I talked myself out of stopping for cheese fries and a shake for dinner on my way home.  Instead I ate 2 cupcakes (dark chocolate lemon cake, white chocolate frosting) and am heating up Chinese take-out leftovers.  Yeah, saving money at the least.
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Post by: Roe on January 23, 2009, 10:06:20 PM
I made carne quisada with arroz y frijoles.  (meat with rice and beans...ha! ;))
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Post by: mbbored on January 23, 2009, 11:14:54 PM
Well, I changed my mind about heating up leftover Chinese.  Instead I made spicy black bean soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 24, 2009, 03:25:31 AM
I'm thinking of something healthy to cook for tonight. DH is trying to lose a few pounds, I have lots of chicken in the freezer but I'm stuck for inspiration. Any ideas?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LB on January 24, 2009, 08:51:29 AM
I'm thinking of something healthy to cook for tonight. DH is trying to lose a few pounds, I have lots of chicken in the freezer but I'm stuck for inspiration. Any ideas?

One of or favorites is Ranch Chicken. Coat chicken pieces (I use breasts) in low fat or fat free sour cream, then coat in bread crumbs and dry Ranch salad dressing mix. Bake at 375 - 400 degrees. Sometimes I melt some low fat cheese over it too.

Edited because I forgot the crumbs.
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Post by: Clara Bow on January 24, 2009, 11:46:23 AM
We're having baked macaroni and cheese (my Granny's recipe) and probably broccoli for dinner tonight. I try to have one "meatless" night a week...it saves money and there are health benefits.
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Post by: mbbored on January 24, 2009, 12:05:20 PM
We're having baked macaroni and cheese (my Granny's recipe) and probably broccoli for dinner tonight. I try to have one "meatless" night a week...it saves money and there are health benefits.

Yay Auntie Venom!  This is probably selfish of me, but I do appreciate people who go meatless one night a week.  At the very least, they don't tend to look at me like I've got a screw loose when I say I'm vegetarian.  Now, they might realize I'm a bit crazy about other things though...
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Post by: Brentwood on January 24, 2009, 08:57:50 PM
We went out for lunch today (TGIFriday's - I had the cedar-seared salmon pasta, Mr. F had the Jack Daniels burger, Jane had mac and cheese with mandarin oranges, and Julian had a burger with fries. I also had a glass of white wine), so we're just doing nibbles for supper. I made glazed oatmeal brownies from the original Betty Crocker Cooky Book, but they are more like oatmeal cake with chocolate chips than brownies. There's an orange glaze on top.

For nibbles, I cut up all-beef hot dogs and put them in the crock pot with Famous Dave's Rich 'n' Sassy barbecue sauce, set out Triscuits (Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil) with squares of Swiss cheese, and will put some pizza rolls into the oven in a couple of hours for Mr. F's and my late-night snack.
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Post by: mbbored on January 24, 2009, 11:14:39 PM
We went out for lunch today (TGIFriday's - I had the cedar-seared salmon pasta, Mr. F had the Jack Daniels burger, Jane had mac and cheese with mandarin oranges, and Julian had a burger with fries. I also had a glass of white wine), so we're just doing nibbles for supper. I made glazed oatmeal brownies from the original Betty Crocker Cooky Book, but they are more like oatmeal cake with chocolate chips than brownies. There's an orange glaze on top.

For nibbles, I cut up all-beef hot dogs and put them in the crock pot with Famous Dave's Rich 'n' Sassy barbecue sauce, set out Triscuits (Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil) with squares of Swiss cheese, and will put some pizza rolls into the oven in a couple of hours for Mr. F's and my late-night snack.

You go all out on nibbles!

I went to a Mexican themed potluck.  I took black beans and rice, and ate burrito, chips, salsa, guacamole, enchilada, corn casserole and chocolate chip cookies.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on January 25, 2009, 01:43:52 PM
Yum!  I love mexican.  I could live on beans and rice.

For brunch today I made spinach pasta with sauteed garlic, olives, mushrooms and red peppers.
I had that along with an accidental omelet.  I usually scramble eggs and add them into the pasta, but I stepped away from the eggs for a minute and when I came back I had a perfect omelet in the works, so I just went with it.

Everything got topped with grated parmigiana.  Lots of parsley on the side.
It was so pretty I almost took a picture to post, but then I was hungry so I ate it!
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Post by: Clara Bow on January 25, 2009, 01:47:49 PM
We're having spaghetti and salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on January 25, 2009, 02:36:03 PM
I have to go back to church tonight at 6:30 for a welcome newcomers type thing - so I'm just doing a quick dinner of fettuccine Alfredo and garlic bread!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on January 25, 2009, 02:45:32 PM

We've planned to grill burgers and jalapenos this afternoon. 

And it's snowing.  It's not *supposed* to be snowing, but it is.

Le sigh.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 25, 2009, 02:59:56 PM
We went out for lunch today (TGIFriday's - I had the cedar-seared salmon pasta, Mr. F had the Jack Daniels burger, Jane had mac and cheese with mandarin oranges, and Julian had a burger with fries. I also had a glass of white wine), so we're just doing nibbles for supper. I made glazed oatmeal brownies from the original Betty Crocker Cooky Book, but they are more like oatmeal cake with chocolate chips than brownies. There's an orange glaze on top.

For nibbles, I cut up all-beef hot dogs and put them in the crock pot with Famous Dave's Rich 'n' Sassy barbecue sauce, set out Triscuits (Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil) with squares of Swiss cheese, and will put some pizza rolls into the oven in a couple of hours for Mr. F's and my late-night snack.

You go all out on nibbles!


I love doing nibbles. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 25, 2009, 03:00:32 PM
Hot beef sandwiches au jus, homemade baked fries, salad with homemade dressing, and chocolate cake.
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Post by: Cellardoor14 on January 25, 2009, 03:04:57 PM
We had haggis, diced neeps (turnips) and mashed tatties (potatoes) in honour of Burn's Night.

There were whiskey macs to toast,and dessert consisted of any of the home-made fairy cakes deemed too misshaped to send to Boo's school for the bake sale tomorrow.

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Post by: mrs_deb on January 25, 2009, 05:26:17 PM
Right now I have a lovely pork roast in the oven - salad is made - jalapeno bread shaped into rolls and baking - and am boiling a potato to make mashies for my stepson.  The butter is softening, and the blue margaritas are flowing.

I love Sundays.
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Post by: Roe on January 25, 2009, 06:55:11 PM
I made spanish rice and we got bbq from Rudy's.  Yum!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Joannie81 on January 25, 2009, 07:03:40 PM
I made baked chicken. baked potatoes and we had corn with it.  Joline decided she wanted sour cream on her potato like Meemaw, Bapa and Amy and got the spoon and put a ton of it on the half that was left.  She's such a silly!
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Post by: mbbored on January 25, 2009, 11:02:38 PM
Black beans & rice.  And white chocolate chips.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 26, 2009, 03:21:22 PM
Beef soup, maybe with some wild rice, biscuits, green salad. Leftover cake if anyone wants it!
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Post by: Veronica on January 26, 2009, 03:24:15 PM
I'm in the mood for curry so I think I'll make that.
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Post by: AFwife_3boys on January 26, 2009, 04:03:26 PM
Tonight I am FINALLY getting the chance to try ginlyn32 "Better-Than-Your-Mom's Meatloaf" recipe. I will serve it with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and my homemade yeast rolls!

Total comfort food for a cold, dreary day!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 26, 2009, 08:50:06 PM
Baked whole wheat rotini with kale, caramelized onions, white wine & lots of mozzarella.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on January 26, 2009, 09:10:38 PM
I had my favourite sandwich: Avocado, alfalfa sprouts, sweet chili sauce and Vegenaise on seeded 12-grain bread.  :) 

I was so not in the mood to cook tonight so DF got away with eating mashed potatoes for dinner.  Tomorrow will be better.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 26, 2009, 10:06:32 PM
I had my favourite sandwich: Avocado, alfalfa sprouts, sweet chili sauce and Vegenaise on seeded 12-grain bread.  :) 

I was so not in the mood to cook tonight so DF got away with eating mashed potatoes for dinner.  Tomorrow will be better.

I love that sandwich!  It's my second favorite sandwich: my first is whole wheat sourdough, fresh tomato & vegenaise (or mayonaise).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 26, 2009, 10:29:39 PM
I have a sudden desire for caprese salad, so I think I have to go shopping tomorrow and make it for lunch. :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 27, 2009, 08:35:14 AM
We're having a North Carolina style bbq'ed pork roast in the crockpot. The sauce is vinegar based and packs a wallop!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 27, 2009, 10:16:53 AM
We're having a North Carolina style bbq'ed pork roast in the crockpot. The sauce is vinegar based and packs a wallop!

Recipe? Please?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on January 27, 2009, 11:51:13 AM
I had my favourite sandwich: Avocado, alfalfa sprouts, sweet chili sauce and Vegenaise on seeded 12-grain bread.  :) 

I was so not in the mood to cook tonight so DF got away with eating mashed potatoes for dinner.  Tomorrow will be better.

I love that sandwich!  It's my second favorite sandwich: my first is whole wheat sourdough, fresh tomato & vegenaise (or mayonaise).

:)  Your favourite sandwich is my second favourite sandwich!  I just miss the avocado!  I swear, I could eat nothing but avocados straight from the skin with a little lemon juice and pepper three meals a day and be a very happy girl.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 27, 2009, 05:11:08 PM
I was out all day, then home for half an hour, then out again until 6PM, so I made a savoury mince from lamb, tomatoes, garlic and herbs and put some jacket potatoes in the oven. It was all ready to serve when I got home, and was really tasty!
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Post by: Joannie81 on January 27, 2009, 05:52:21 PM
Since I had to stay home to wait for the cable guy and take Teddy Bear to get a trim, I made chili and bread this afternoon.
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Post by: LB on January 27, 2009, 05:54:30 PM
Tonight I'm making Chicken Adobo (the recipe for which I found in the Cookbook Project folder :)), with some brown rice and steamed veggies.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on January 27, 2009, 06:14:27 PM
Hi all,
Due to being on amoxicillan I am feeling nauseous and not AT ALL hungry - so DH stepped up to teh plate for tonight's dinner. He's making Italian Breaded Pork Chops, Pasta in a Bag and the leftover yeast rolls from last nights dinner.

I"m just happy he stepped up - cause if he hadn't the kids would've gotten Ramen Noodles being as we don't have much in the house that doesn't require actually COOKING - KWIM?

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 27, 2009, 08:14:16 PM
Hi all,
Due to being on amoxicillan I am feeling nauseous and not AT ALL hungry - so DH stepped up to teh plate for tonight's dinner. He's making Italian Breaded Pork Chops, Pasta in a Bag and the leftover yeast rolls from last nights dinner.

I"m just happy he stepped up - cause if he hadn't the kids would've gotten Ramen Noodles being as we don't have much in the house that doesn't require actually COOKING - KWIM?



That's so great of your DH.

I had black beans and rice with smoked spiced cheddar.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on January 28, 2009, 07:39:07 AM
Tonight we will be having chicken noodle soup. Last time I made a batch it was enough for 2 meals so I froze half and that is for tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on January 28, 2009, 08:07:06 AM
I talked to my mother last night and she was making boiled hot dogs, mashed potatoes and sauerkraut for her and my 8 year old and it made me CRAVE it! So that is what we are having tonight.

Boiled Hot Dogs (all beef)

Mashed Potatoes

Sauerkraut

YUMMMMMMMMMM!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 28, 2009, 12:13:51 PM
Good hot dogs sounds like a plan!

I was going to make homemade macaroni and cheese today anyway, so hot dogs will make a good addition. I might even make some homemade buns for the dogs.

Jane's latest favorite salad currently is a bagged mix - spring mix, specifically, with French dressing, so I'll serve that too (she's been eating two bowls of salad for after school snacks every day this week!).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LB on January 28, 2009, 12:16:37 PM
I'm stumped for tonight. I think I want to make something pretty light, as DH and I both have big lunches going on at work today.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on January 28, 2009, 12:18:16 PM
Piri-Piri chicken with salad and pitta breads.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on January 28, 2009, 12:18:31 PM
I'm stumped for tonight. I think I want to make something pretty light, as DH and I both have big lunches going on at work today.

Grilled chicken on top of romaine lettuce? Soup and sandwich? Tuna salad on hard rolls?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LB on January 28, 2009, 12:21:38 PM
I'm stumped for tonight. I think I want to make something pretty light, as DH and I both have big lunches going on at work today.

Grilled chicken on top of romaine lettuce? Soup and sandwich? Tuna salad on hard rolls?

I'm liking the second option there...I think I'll make grilled cheese and tomato soup. It's been a long time since we've had that!

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Joannie81 on January 28, 2009, 12:28:09 PM
Tonight it will be Sloppy Joes, chips and baked beans.  A favorite in this house.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on January 28, 2009, 12:53:06 PM
Tonight is tofu and spinach curry. 
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Post by: ch1pch0p on January 28, 2009, 01:05:10 PM
Tonight it will be Sloppy Joes, chips and baked beans.  A favorite in this house.

mmmm....do you put the chips on the sloppy joes for the added crunch??
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on January 28, 2009, 01:33:58 PM
Tonight we are having taco salads. And the leftover meat is always used for nachos  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Joannie81 on January 28, 2009, 02:06:51 PM
Tonight it will be Sloppy Joes, chips and baked beans.  A favorite in this house.

mmmm....do you put the chips on the sloppy joes for the added crunch??
no, they are just a side.  But I do put chips on my ham sandwiches!  Love them that way!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LiveLoveLearn on January 28, 2009, 02:10:37 PM
Farfalla and I are both making my chicken and dumpling stew :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on January 28, 2009, 02:17:37 PM
Tonight it will be Sloppy Joes, chips and baked beans.  A favorite in this house.

mmmm....do you put the chips on the sloppy joes for the added crunch??
no, they are just a side.  But I do put chips on my ham sandwiches!  Love them that way!

Try it on the sloppy joes. That salty potato chip is the PERFECT complement!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Joannie81 on January 28, 2009, 05:24:34 PM
Tonight it will be Sloppy Joes, chips and baked beans.  A favorite in this house.

mmmm....do you put the chips on the sloppy joes for the added crunch??
no, they are just a side.  But I do put chips on my ham sandwiches!  Love them that way!

Try it on the sloppy joes. That salty potato chip is the PERFECT complement!
I'll have to try that.  I usually use the chips to pick up the spilled out of the bun sloppy joes, but have never put them on it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 29, 2009, 12:35:27 AM
Tonight is tofu and spinach curry. 

Mmm, sounds good.

I had dinner at a friend's house, so grilled cheese with avocado and sauteed mushrooms, spinach feta & cranberry salad and an orange picked from her tree for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on January 29, 2009, 10:28:55 AM
Tonight I'm making a copycat recipe for PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 29, 2009, 08:26:49 PM
Tonight I'm making a copycat recipe for PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps!

Let us know how they turn out!

Today I got a nice good news/bad news punch, plus my breakfast and lunch were very fruit & veggie heavy, so I'm having a smallish ice cream sundae for dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on January 30, 2009, 08:19:05 AM
Tonight Hubby and I are going out tonight - sans kids - to celebrate him FINALLY pinning on his new rank!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Joannie81 on January 30, 2009, 12:40:38 PM
False, but congratulations to him.  It was always great when DH pinned on a new rank.

TPBM is ordering pizza for supper tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on January 30, 2009, 01:53:31 PM
I was going to make breakfast for supper...pancakes, eggs and ham biscuits...but that always leaves me lethargic and I'm going to karate tonight. Maybe I'll just eat the ham biscuits and some fruit, and let the kids and DH have everything else.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on January 30, 2009, 02:21:58 PM
Tonight is French Dip sandwiches, baked french fries, and fruit salad.  Hey, I gotta pretend to be healthy somehow!  :P 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on January 30, 2009, 06:26:35 PM
We've been eating crap all week.  Even though it's Friday, the night that we USUALLY reserve for eating crap, I'm instead baking a chicken & broccoli casserole.  Good ol' comfort food, amen.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ica171 on January 30, 2009, 07:44:01 PM
We had roasted chicken (basted with honey), mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans.  I like roasted chicken, but it's never cooked all the way to the bone when the breast and thigh are done, which, to me, is weird.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 30, 2009, 07:59:21 PM
I had cheese tortellini covered with pesto for lunch, so dinner is a light stir fry with cabbage, carrots and egg over whole wheat pasta.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on January 30, 2009, 08:28:34 PM
Well, I'm cooking for friends tonight.  I made a chicken tikki masala (for them), a chickpea curry (for me), cucumber raita and we'll have jasmine rice and baked roti (I bought it from the Indian grocer near me -- I'm not brave enough to tackle bread yet). 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on January 31, 2009, 09:51:36 AM
Well, I'm cooking for friends tonight.  I made a chicken tikki masala (for them), a chickpea curry (for me), cucumber raita and we'll have jasmine rice and baked roti (I bought it from the Indian grocer near me -- I'm not brave enough to tackle bread yet). 

Are you normally vegetarian?  Or do you just prefer chickpea curry?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on January 31, 2009, 10:05:12 AM
Tonight I am hosting my church life group meeting which includes dinner.

So I am doing a taco bar  with chicken, pork and beef meat options; hard and soft shell tacos and all the taco toppings you could want including homemade pico de gallo.

For dessert I am preparing chocolate chip cookies and my famous Lemon Bars!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on January 31, 2009, 03:35:02 PM
We're having a big pot of chili with beans, salad and garlic bread.
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Post by: MrsO on January 31, 2009, 03:35:57 PM
We had an omelette with sausages and cheese in. It was delicious! I haven't eaten an omelette in a while.
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Post by: MDefarge on January 31, 2009, 03:50:45 PM
Tonight the BF is trying his new mandolin and making sweet potato chips and what I've termed "crack chicken" because the first time he made it it was so good I asked him if he'd sprinkled some crack on top (ooold Dave Chappelle joke) somehow that's what we've ended up calling it.

Tomorrow is my birthday dinner/superbowl watching party w. family - whole wheat tostidos & spinach dip, pigs in a blanket, onion rings, heroes and chocolate crazy cake with vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Hanna on February 01, 2009, 10:14:13 AM
Yesterday a very cool friend came over for brunch.  She's never been to my house before and we wanted to get together.  Lately I prefer to do whatever it takes to not go out to eat.  I'm tired of all the restaurants in my town, both because the food is never that good and the service borders on awful in most places.  So I was excited to have company for brunch (my favorit meal) and to welcome a new guest into my home.

I made something very similar to what I posted last week:

An omelette with parmigiana topped with parsley
Garlic and Black pepper angel hair pasta with asparagus, red pepper and portabella mushrooms sauteed in garlic and white wine
Fresh bread from the wonderful Italian bakery up the street.  (Family owned place)
She brought a bottle of beaujolais and we also had yummy coffee (My mom got me a cold drip setup, and this coffee I picked up from my old favorite breakfast spot last time I was in NJ)

We ate at my kitchen table.  She walked in my kitchen and said "Wow, this is very French! I love it!" And she used to live there!  It made me feel wonderful, because that is exactly what I was going for but never knew I actually hit the mark. 

After that we walked down to the Italian place and picked up fresh gnocchi and some other things.  Then we walked to another Italian place and had Lattes (one is more authentic Italian, the other is Authentic NJ Italian, they have completely different offerings, but both are fabulous! 

Very fun meal/visit.

Tonight I am making KY Beercheese for the Superbowl party.   Someone else is bringing soft pretzels, which will be a perfect match.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 01, 2009, 10:39:50 AM
Super Bowl food tonight - pulled pork sandwiches on homemade rolls, chips with corn dip, baked beans, and apple crisp.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Joannie81 on February 01, 2009, 10:53:03 AM
Making a roast with potatoes and not sure of the vegetable yet.  DD2 made taco dip because of the Super Bowl which won't really even be on here except to watch the scores.  (Packers didn't go so DH isn't really interested in it other than the football pool at work.  DD1 and I?  Not interested in it.  We are not football people.  Yes, I know, in WI that makes us traitors and we must go sulk in a corner of WI.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 01, 2009, 10:37:30 PM
Super Bowl food: quesadilla, fritos & spinach dip, sour cream & onion chips, chocolate chip cookies, Haagen Dazs dulce de leche and I actually had a Coke.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: marcel on February 02, 2009, 10:17:10 AM
pizza (homemade of course)
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Post by: magdalena on February 02, 2009, 10:29:55 AM
We'll have left overs from last night: "Rouladen" (beef filled with serrano ham, pickles and mustard), mashed potatoes and cauliflower. We finished the green beans with bacon last night, so none of that, unfortunately :-(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 02, 2009, 10:45:53 AM
I have a pork roast in the crock-pot right now that will end up being Shredded BBQ Pork Sandwiches served with chips and corn.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on February 02, 2009, 11:11:43 AM
Well, I'm cooking for friends tonight.  I made a chicken tikki masala (for them), a chickpea curry (for me), cucumber raita and we'll have jasmine rice and baked roti (I bought it from the Indian grocer near me -- I'm not brave enough to tackle bread yet). 

Are you normally vegetarian?  Or do you just prefer chickpea curry?

I'm not a vegetarian but I only eat seafood (I wish I could go totally veggie but everytime I try I get insane salmon cravings).  Usually I would have thrown together a batch of prawn tikka masala for me but I ran out of time.  :)

Last night DF got wings and mozzarella sticks.  I had a veggie burger and curried tofu fries (I cut super-firm tofu into fry-shaped sticks, toss them in 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of blue agave sweetener, 1.5 tbsps of curry powder, 1 tbsp of cumin, about 2 tsp. of dried basil and some salt -- then I bake them at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes).  Delicious!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on February 02, 2009, 11:19:56 AM
Well, I'm cooking for friends tonight.  I made a chicken tikki masala (for them), a chickpea curry (for me), cucumber raita and we'll have jasmine rice and baked roti (I bought it from the Indian grocer near me -- I'm not brave enough to tackle bread yet). 

Are you normally vegetarian?  Or do you just prefer chickpea curry?

I'm not a vegetarian but I only eat seafood (I wish I could go totally veggie but everytime I try I get insane salmon cravings).  Usually I would have thrown together a batch of prawn tikka masala for me but I ran out of time.  :)

Last night DF got wings and mozzarella sticks.  I had a veggie burger and curried tofu fries (I cut super-firm tofu into fry-shaped sticks, toss them in 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of blue agave sweetener, 1.5 tbsps of curry powder, 1 tbsp of cumin, about 2 tsp. of dried basil and some salt -- then I bake them at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes).  Delicious!

I'm so making that next weekend when I do proper cooking again  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 02, 2009, 03:38:15 PM
Leftover pulled pork sandwiches. :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 02, 2009, 05:39:07 PM
Pot roast that I put in the crockpot this morning, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and yeast rolls.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: snowfire on February 02, 2009, 06:22:35 PM
This must be crock pot week.  I'm doing a "clean out the fridge" stew.  Got a great deal on some nice beef, had a bunch of small potatoes and onions from our tiny garden this year, carrots, peas and corn in a tomato/onion soup type stock.  I'll pull together a tossed salad and some french bread and dinner is served.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 02, 2009, 08:21:50 PM
Stirfry of broccoli, onions and tempeh over rice.
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Post by: MrsO on February 03, 2009, 03:19:23 AM
Last night, DH and I went to see a comedian, so we ate dinner out before the show. We went to this burger place- nothing fantastically special, you had to go up to the counter to order, plastic ketchup bottle on the  table, etc. We got a burger each, a bowl of fries to share, a small glass of wine and a cider- it came to £27.00  :o . It was nice, dont get me wrong but not worth what we paid! I wouldn't go back.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 03, 2009, 09:25:45 AM
I'm going to make a homemade chicken pot pie....it's going to be extremely cold tonight and a nice bowl of comfort food sounds so good to me right now.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 03, 2009, 11:25:42 AM
Tonight I am making my Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole with steamed green beans
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 03, 2009, 02:27:58 PM
Tonight I am making my Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole with steamed green beans

I make a sausage and wild rice casserole that can double as Cornish hen stuffing.....how do you make yours, if you don't mind sharing?
I'll pass along a chicken and rice recipe of my own as a blatant bribe...  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Heat04 on February 03, 2009, 02:29:33 PM
Good old fashioned meatloaf and mashed potatoes night  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 03, 2009, 02:52:04 PM
Good old fashioned meatloaf and mashed potatoes night  :)

My son will want to eat at your house...that's on his top three favorite suppers list.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 03, 2009, 11:29:41 PM
So, just as I was about to put rice on the stove, I got a call from a fellow vegetarian, wanting to get a crowd together to cook veggie.  So, I had a stirfry with napa cabbage and tofu.

Tonight's dinner was brown rice sushi from the grocery store on my route home, since I had to leave for a meeting 10 min after I was supposed to leave home, supplemented with 2 oranges and a handful of carrots at the meeting.

Now I'm finally cooking my tempeh and broccoli so I have something for lunch tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: WildChild@Heart on February 03, 2009, 11:52:13 PM
I made an Italian Salad.

It was spring greens with tomatoes, carrots, artichoke qtrs, kalamata olives with some spicy Italian sausage sprinkled over it and topped with Caesar dressing.

It was really yummy and we'll be doing this again.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on February 04, 2009, 01:49:36 AM
BIL and his GF are coming over tonight to help me christen my Wii, so we are having ribsteak, crusty rolls and salad from the garden to celebrate.  Dessert will be fresh fruit - pineapple, melon, cherries and peaches.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 04, 2009, 11:08:48 AM
Hi all,

Tonight I'm trying a new recipe - Italian Mac and Cheese which I will serve with my Cheese Garlic Flatbread!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Cellardoor14 on February 04, 2009, 01:07:08 PM

We on Day 3 of the Arctic Snow, so tonight's meal is:

Home-made mac & cheese with garlic, onion, tomato & venison sausage.
With rice pudding for dessert.

Hopefully, my husband will get home at some point today to enjoy it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on February 04, 2009, 01:12:54 PM
We will have baked ham, sweet potatoes, peas and hot rolls.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LB on February 04, 2009, 01:37:20 PM
DH has been really sick, and Hamburger Helper is his comfort food, so that's what we'll be having tonight. It's not my favorite, but at least it'll be easy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 04, 2009, 01:40:58 PM
DH has been really sick, and Hamburger Helper is his comfort food, so that's what we'll be having tonight. It's not my favorite, but at least it'll be easy!

OOOH - LB - I'm so sorry! Make Hamburger Helper and then come over to my house! I'll feed you!

LOL! I LOATHE Hamburger Helper with a passion - but Dh and the boys love it so whenever I'm out of town they live on it! BLECH!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 04, 2009, 04:05:57 PM
My hubby and Little Man LOVE Hamburger Helper. I'm fairly neutral about it, but they eat it when I have evening clinicals and Daddy's cooking.
We're having Johnny Marzetti (one of Little Man's favorites) in honor of Little Man turning six today.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Megan on February 04, 2009, 04:11:46 PM
Pork chops and turmeric and onion new potatoes for us tonight, not sure what we're doing for a veggie yet
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 04, 2009, 07:54:28 PM
I have never had Hamburger Helper in my life.  Oh well, guess it's too late now.

Veggie broth with lots of garlic, ginger & whole wheat noodles.  Feel so not good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 04, 2009, 08:09:44 PM
Cinnamon rolls (fresh, homemade from scratch), hash browns, sausage, eggs
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: WildChild@Heart on February 05, 2009, 01:15:36 AM
Cinnamon rolls (fresh, homemade from scratch), hash browns, sausage, eggs

I love breakfast for dinner.

Tonight we had venison steak smothered in gravy with fresh shallots and mushrooms, steamed new potatoes and cheddar bisquits.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 05, 2009, 12:20:14 PM
Man WildChild...I wanna have supper at your house!
We're having pork chops and cabbage and macaroni and cheese.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on February 05, 2009, 01:06:59 PM
White chicken chili in the crockpot now. Got a loaf of bread to pop in the oven, too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: WildChild@Heart on February 05, 2009, 01:24:13 PM
Man WildChild...I wanna have supper at your house!
We're having pork chops and cabbage and macaroni and cheese.

You can come Saturday evening because there was enough left for another dinner.
SDad got a deer in the fall and gave us a side of venison.      ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on February 05, 2009, 01:25:07 PM
Spaghetti Bolognese with garlic flatbread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on February 05, 2009, 02:34:14 PM
I have chicken thawing but I really don't don't know what I'm going to do with it. Chicken paprikash?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: newbiePA on February 05, 2009, 03:46:52 PM
homemade calzones and green salad.

I have the best DH ever!!  //gush//

newbiePA
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Megan on February 05, 2009, 04:05:16 PM
tonight we're actually having the porkchops and turmeric potatoes that were planned for yesterday.  They were replaced with pizza after an unexpectedly long day.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 05, 2009, 04:53:29 PM
Man WildChild...I wanna have supper at your house!
We're having pork chops and cabbage and macaroni and cheese.

You can come Saturday evening because there was enough left for another dinner.
SDad got a deer in the fall and gave us a side of venison.      ;D


Don't tempt me...I haven't had any decent venison in years.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: WildChild@Heart on February 05, 2009, 09:03:23 PM
We had leftover pasta with chicken garlic saugages, fresh green salad and garlic toast.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 05, 2009, 10:41:42 PM
I cooked vegetarian Southern food for friends who didn't know that was possible.  Smokey pinto beans, sauteed chard and cornbread.  They were so amazed that I could make from scratch cornbread that 3 of them finished off almost a dozen muffins.  Plus, they brought wine and cleaned the dishes, so I think everybody's happy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: marcel on February 07, 2009, 10:58:20 AM
dutch pea soup
dutch pancakes (cheese & mushroom)

I have the night shift tonight, so I'll make enough for the midnight meal as well ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on February 07, 2009, 11:01:15 AM
Rib-eye steak, garlic mashed potatoes, peas.
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Post by: Cellardoor14 on February 07, 2009, 01:50:46 PM

Lamb fillet, steamed broccoli with garlic & leek mashed potatoes.

Warm custard and chocolate shortbread for dessert.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 07, 2009, 03:22:11 PM
Red beans and rice.  Not feeling so hot, draining week, so relying on food from my freezer.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Joannie81 on February 07, 2009, 03:28:36 PM
DD1 is making a roast and potatoes for supper.  Not sure about the veggies though.  And ice cream for desert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Megan on February 07, 2009, 04:07:58 PM
Spaghetti Carbonara with ceasar salad
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 07, 2009, 05:52:08 PM
We are going out to Smokey Mountain (pizza joint, but with a pretty full menu) tonight. I think I will order a margherita pizza and a glass of Chianti.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on February 07, 2009, 06:17:13 PM
Homemade chili and cornbread tonight :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 09, 2009, 09:30:25 PM
Mac & cheese with a dessert of hot cocoa.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Joannie81 on February 09, 2009, 09:36:05 PM
We had sloppy Joes with potato chips and baked beans.  A house favorite.  (Except for Joline who doesn't seem to like beef.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 09, 2009, 09:36:48 PM
Crustless quiche, muffins, sausage, and hash browns. No dessert necessary with the muffins on the table!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on February 09, 2009, 09:43:08 PM
A home-aged ribeye steak, grilled medium rare, and Nutella off the spoon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 10, 2009, 12:26:42 AM
A home-aged ribeye steak, grilled medium rare, and Nutella off the spoon.


Mmm.  My kind of dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on February 10, 2009, 05:05:40 AM
I'll be having leftover Chicken Vindaloo with fresh naan.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on February 10, 2009, 07:51:21 AM
whole wheat pita
fresh salad
tahini
cooked olive salad
home made felafel (from scratch!)
home made oven fries
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on February 10, 2009, 07:53:10 AM
cicero, would you mind posting the recipe for your felafel?
I've been looking for a good one for a while  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 10, 2009, 08:02:36 AM
Tonight I'm making Fried Pork Chops with mashed potatoes and corn and my homemade potato bread.

Still trying to figure out dessert but I"m leaning toward Molten Chocolate Cakes
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: zoidberg on February 10, 2009, 08:53:56 AM
Tonight I'm making Fried Pork Chops with mashed potatoes and corn and my homemade potato bread.

Still trying to figure out dessert but I"m leaning toward Molten Chocolate Cakes


Can I come have dinner at your place? That sounds delicious!

I'm having chicken noodle soup. The weather is absolutely *foul* here at the moment (rainy, windy, stormy) and I've been craving hot soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 10, 2009, 09:12:56 AM
Tonight I'm making Fried Pork Chops with mashed potatoes and corn and my homemade potato bread.

Still trying to figure out dessert but I"m leaning toward Molten Chocolate Cakes


Can I come have dinner at your place? That sounds delicious!

I'm having chicken noodle soup. The weather is absolutely *foul* here at the moment (rainy, windy, stormy) and I've been craving hot soup.

SURE - come on over!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MDefarge on February 10, 2009, 09:33:57 AM
I'm super excited - roast beef was on sale this week for $1.99 a LB!! So for dinner tonight we're going to have Roast Beef, Baked sweet potato fries, biscuits and some sort of veggie...probably green beans or broccoli.  I'll use the leftovers from the beef to make a meat pie on Thursday.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 10, 2009, 09:34:42 AM
Shepard's pie and tossed salad. Hubby's favorite.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on February 10, 2009, 03:22:42 PM
"We're ready to party, we're ready! I hope you brought lots of spaghetti!"

Sorry. My kids and I always sing the theme to "Garfield and Friends" when we have spaghetti.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 10, 2009, 06:57:02 PM
Thought about making lasagna tonight, but instead I made hamburger hotdish and muffins.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Shoo on February 10, 2009, 07:23:20 PM
It's a Manwich night.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Veronica on February 10, 2009, 08:44:47 PM
Aldi brand mac & cheese.  DH is out of town so it will be lunch tomorrow and hopefully dinner tomorrow too unless I eat it all too quickly.  I might throw a salad in there somewhere for some nutrients. 
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Post by: mbbored on February 10, 2009, 11:15:21 PM
Veggie borscht over brown rice.

Tasty but not my most exciting dinner.
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Post by: Lady Snowdon on February 11, 2009, 08:04:41 AM
Last night was spaghetti with Caesar salad and garlic bread.  Since I apparently can't keep track of buying meat, it was meatless.  DH paid the highest compliment he can to vegetarian-type food "It's better with meat, but this isn't bad or anything!".  Sigh...

Tonight we're going to a hockey game (Wild vs. Avs -- go Avs!), so it'll probably just be sandwiches.
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Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 11, 2009, 08:06:17 AM
Tonight is Mongolian Beef served with veggie stir-fry!
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Post by: ch1pch0p on February 11, 2009, 06:31:38 PM
Roast in the crockpot with carrots, potatoes, and onions.

And a glass of red wine.
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Post by: Joannie81 on February 11, 2009, 06:32:49 PM
Chicken cordon blue with whatever veggie DD2 picks out.
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Post by: Evil Duckie on February 11, 2009, 06:33:36 PM
We had sloppy joes and salad. Simple, quick and filling.
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Post by: Brentwood on February 11, 2009, 06:39:22 PM
Last night's leftover hamburger hotdish redux: add tomato juice, fresh basil, a little garlic, and shredded Italian cheese, pop into the oven for 30-45 minutes, add garlic toast, and it's a whole new meal. :D

I bought a beautiful brisket this afternoon to make tomorrow.
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Post by: Alida on February 11, 2009, 06:58:25 PM
Crockpot pork roast with potatoes, peppers and onions.

Now to think about tomorrow night's dinner - it's Midalah's birthday
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Post by: GINO40 on February 11, 2009, 07:19:43 PM
I'm making a chicken and rice casserole served with rolls and salad.
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Post by: mbbored on February 11, 2009, 08:31:39 PM
Red beans and rice with a little cheese on top, and a side of greens.
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Post by: WildChild@Heart on February 11, 2009, 09:19:12 PM
Homemade chicken, veggie and rice soup, fresh cornbread with butter and honey.


What kind of things do you do with leftover cornbread ?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 11, 2009, 09:21:48 PM



What kind of things do you do with leftover cornbread ?

Split it, spread it with butter and brown sugar, sprinkle with a little cinnamon, and pop under the broiler until hot and bubbly. Or you could make corn bread stuffing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: kdbug on February 12, 2009, 11:24:54 AM
Last night I was invited to a friends for dinner for her DH's birthday. They served grilled steak (medium rare) steamed king crab legs, sauteed asparagus, brussel sprouts, garlic mashed potato's, and sauteed mushrooms and onions. We drank red wine and had a decadent chocolate cake for dessert. It was so good, I will go to dinner there anytime!

Tonight will be baked chicken with scalloped potatoes and corn. I might throw some biscuits in the oven as well.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 12, 2009, 11:35:45 AM
Brisket is in the slow cooker now.
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Post by: LB on February 12, 2009, 12:01:08 PM
I just found a recipe for Italian chicken saute that sounds pretty good. I think I'll make it with a Caesar salad tonight. I might even make my own dressing.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on February 12, 2009, 12:13:21 PM
leftover veg soup
whole wheat bread, tuna spread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: cicero on February 12, 2009, 12:26:29 PM
cicero, would you mind posting the recipe for your felafel?
I've been looking for a good one for a while  :)

I posted my felafel recipe

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=51835.0
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on February 12, 2009, 01:03:17 PM
Take-away pizza tonight. Brie and bacon pizza, mmmmm.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: newbiePA on February 12, 2009, 03:51:40 PM
No idea. But Fondue out tomorrow night, and homemade sausage lasagna with a heart on the top Saturday night  ;D

newbiePA
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: magdalena on February 12, 2009, 03:53:50 PM
I ended up having some ratatouille

tomorrow, no idea

Sat: dinner out - TexMex (brunch plans in another thread)
Sun: baked potatoes with tzaziki and avocado-tomato salsa, broccoli, honeyed carrots and maybe even a salad. Yeah, we like one very veggie-laden meal during the weekend.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on February 12, 2009, 04:14:37 PM
The boys are having ham sandwiches and whatever else they decide to make.

DH and I are going out to a dinner with his work so I am not sure what we are having, DH didn't send me that information.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on February 12, 2009, 07:31:26 PM
What can I do with leftover roast?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 12, 2009, 07:39:21 PM
Oven fries, soy riblets, greens.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 12, 2009, 08:21:03 PM
What can I do with leftover roast?

Sliced meat Sandwiches (even better if you have leftover gravy and can serve warm sandwiches), ground up and moistened with mayo or mustard or horseradish for sandwich spread, roast beef hash (with bacon, gravy, onions, and fried diced potatoes), ground up for shepherd's pie, or just sliced cold and eaten with a sprinkle of salt.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on February 12, 2009, 08:44:58 PM
What can I do with leftover roast?

Sliced meat Sandwiches (even better if you have leftover gravy and can serve warm sandwiches), ground up and moistened with mayo or mustard or horseradish for sandwich spread, roast beef hash (with bacon, gravy, onions, and fried diced potatoes), ground up for shepherd's pie, or just sliced cold and eaten with a sprinkle of salt.

Thank you! With just two of us, it can be hard to use the whole thing before getting tired of it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Aggiesque on February 12, 2009, 08:49:40 PM
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What can I do with leftover roast?

Don't forget BBQ! Pull it all apart and add sauce, heat it up in a saucepan and serve!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: WildChild@Heart on February 12, 2009, 08:58:39 PM
What can I do with leftover roast?

My Mom used to run it through the grinder and mix mayo, onions and pickles with it and make sandwiches. She did that with ham too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on February 12, 2009, 09:22:33 PM
Camp soup tonight - chicken broth, beans, corn over baked tortilla bites, with cheese.

TKD AND kickboxing nights, food isn't high priority ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: joraemi on February 13, 2009, 10:54:43 AM
Pasta with homemade sauce, meatballs and sausage.  YUM....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on February 13, 2009, 11:17:36 AM
We are having white chili.

I have been hingry for white chili and a new recipe I want to try out.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on February 13, 2009, 12:18:21 PM
We are having white chili.

I have been hingry for white chili and a new recipe I want to try out.
White chilli? What's that?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Megan on February 13, 2009, 02:28:29 PM
greek food delivery tonight, yum!

tomorrow we're trying out my new fondue pot.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on February 13, 2009, 04:03:18 PM
We are having white chili.

I have been hingry for white chili and a new recipe I want to try out.
White chilli? What's that?

It is made with chicken instead of beef, has white beans instead of other beans, has chicken stock instead of tomatoes but does have a nice mix of spices. So instead of being a red/brown color it is whitish in color and the recipe I have does not have any cream (I have seen some white chilis that have cream in them)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 13, 2009, 04:16:49 PM
Leftover brisket on buns, baked beans, whatever else strikes our fancy from the refrigerator
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on February 14, 2009, 03:46:56 AM
We are having white chili.

I have been hingry for white chili and a new recipe I want to try out.
White chilli? What's that?

It is made with chicken instead of beef, has white beans instead of other beans, has chicken stock instead of tomatoes but does have a nice mix of spices. So instead of being a red/brown color it is whitish in color and the recipe I have does not have any cream (I have seen some white chilis that have cream in them)
Wow, that sounds interesting! I'd like to try it one day.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: WildChild@Heart on February 14, 2009, 05:28:58 PM
I love white chili.

Were going out for dinner, but I did make homemade carnitas this morning and we had some for lunch with fresh homemade tortillas and salsa. Yummmm
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SkylerY on February 14, 2009, 06:38:42 PM
My DH is right now making some filet mignon and mushrooms with pinot noir sauce.  I made a roasted asparagus and pepper salad as a side.  Earlier we had mussels in white wine for an appetizer.  After dinner, we'll enjoy a tiramisu for two!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on February 14, 2009, 07:26:30 PM
We had Thai red curry. I was hoping there would be leftovers, but we ate it all-it rocked!
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Post by: Shoo on February 14, 2009, 09:12:41 PM
We're getting takeout Chinese.  Fried squid, fried rice, sweet n sour chicken, and some soup. 
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Post by: Esther_bunny on February 14, 2009, 09:35:17 PM
Chicken enchiladas (Stouffers), salad, and Corona.
Cupcakes for dessert!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 15, 2009, 03:32:46 AM
We're getting takeout Chinese.  Fried squid, fried rice, sweet n sour chicken, and some soup. 

I had take out too!  Veggie pot stickers, veggie fried rice with pineapple, green ginger noodles, vegan shredded pork in mandarin sauce, vegan lemon chicken and vegan sweet and sour chicken.  All with a lovely bottle of white wine (split with 3 friends.)  Then my vegan lemon chocolate cupcakes with lava centers, topped with Cool Whip (also vegan!) and some non vegan frosting on a spoon.  Later we sipped rum & coke while yelling at a chick flick.


If you can't tell, it was a very vegan Valentine's Day with some girlfriends.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: JadeGirl on February 15, 2009, 05:19:24 AM
I had a meat-fest!  A large char-grilled sirloin of dry-aged Black Angus beef served bleu with a baked potato and cafe de Paris butter on the side.  Dessert was coconut ice cream with crunchie bar smooshed in from Cold Rock Icecreamery.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on February 15, 2009, 06:01:43 AM
I just made a big sausagey breakfast omelette, with toast. Mmmmm!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on February 15, 2009, 04:39:56 PM
I've worked all day. On a Sunday. DH has been home with the kids. Dinner is whatever he comes up with. I'll eat anything. Anything, I tell you.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GINO40 on February 15, 2009, 07:46:09 PM
It's Boboli pizza night!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 15, 2009, 09:42:56 PM
Spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, green beans, and chocolate cookies with raspberry sauce. For the kids, I served the cookies with ice cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: artk2002 on February 15, 2009, 10:54:25 PM
Tonight was sushi night -- all home-made.  We bought sushi-grade salmon, escolar and tuna from a vendor at the farmer's market, along with some scallops.  We had:

Tuna nigri
Escolar nigri
Salmon nigri
Marinated salmon sashimi
Seared-scallop scattered (chirashi) sushi (bowl of sushi rice with sliced baby cucumber, thin asparagus, radish sprouts and seared scallops)
Asparagus roll
Avocado roll
Cucumber roll
California roll (using krab -- ok, not entirely home-made!)
Pickled vegetables (bought prepared from our local Japanese market)
Home-made pork potstickers

We made enough for six or eight people, but there were only four of us!  My 13yo did all of the nigrisushi and the rolls; the 11yo helped make the potstickers
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SweetTinkerbelle on February 16, 2009, 03:14:53 PM
I'm trying this pot roast recipe tonight:

http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/recipes/prairie-land-pot-roast-75576.aspx

I'm also making DH's Aunt Denise's apple crisp.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on February 16, 2009, 04:29:19 PM
I realized awhile ago that I have chicken, mushrooms, bacon, and a partial bottle of red wine. So it's sounding like coq au vin.  :) Salad, rolls, and baked potatoes to go with it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Joannie81 on February 16, 2009, 04:41:27 PM
baked chicken, mashed potatoes and peas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ica171 on February 16, 2009, 05:14:12 PM
Italian Pasta Bake.  I need to use up pizza-making leftovers, so it will have Canadian bacon, pepperoni, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese mixed with rotini pasta and baked until hot. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on February 16, 2009, 05:16:00 PM
I think tonight is going to be grilled cheese sandwiches (made with extra-sharp Celtic cheddar and goat's milk gouda -- the taste combination is awesome), homemade tomato basil parmesan soup and salad with DF's favourite homemade Dijon balsamic vinaigrette.  I feel like comfort food tonight and I don't want to get the kitchen too messy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Evil Duckie on February 16, 2009, 06:41:10 PM
We had roast, mushroom gravy, rice, and mixed vegetables.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoldenGemini on February 16, 2009, 06:41:24 PM
Last night was Santa Fe pizzettas, because I really couldn't be bothered doing much after bellydance class.  Tonight however, I'll make an effort - Spicy Mushroom crepes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on February 16, 2009, 07:49:26 PM
a big salad. with all the possible salad fixins i have here.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 16, 2009, 08:38:29 PM
We had killer potato soup and garlic bread...I forgot to buy the salad though. Oh well....
We're having spaghetti tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Roe on February 16, 2009, 10:00:15 PM
Spaghetti sounds great!  I'll have that tomorrow too!

Ya know what I've been doing?  I take the last response and that's what I make for dinner. (if I know how)  It's keeping our menu quite interesting. :) Thanks guys!  lol  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 16, 2009, 10:31:07 PM
Tonight was sushi night -- all home-made.  We bought sushi-grade salmon, escolar and tuna from a vendor at the farmer's market, along with some scallops.  We had:

Tuna nigri
Escolar nigri
Salmon nigri
Marinated salmon sashimi
Seared-scallop scattered (chirashi) sushi (bowl of sushi rice with sliced baby cucumber, thin asparagus, radish sprouts and seared scallops)
Asparagus roll
Avocado roll
Cucumber roll
California roll (using krab -- ok, not entirely home-made!)
Pickled vegetables (bought prepared from our local Japanese market)
Home-made pork potstickers

We made enough for six or eight people, but there were only four of us!  My 13yo did all of the nigrisushi and the rolls; the 11yo helped make the potstickers


Wow, that sounds yum.

I supplemented leftover take-out ginger noodles & mock pork with stirfried cabbage and carrots.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 16, 2009, 10:34:22 PM
I was going to make wild rice hotdish tonight, but got started too late (wild rice takes quite a while to cook), so I'll plan to make that tomorrow instead.

Tonight we had BLTs.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Alida on February 16, 2009, 11:02:02 PM
Tonight was very simple: pasta, meatballs, garlic bread.  Then I prepped a chicken/stuffing casserole for tomorrow night that will be served with green beans.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Megan on February 17, 2009, 12:49:48 PM
Today is leftovers soup, with all the assorted odds and ends left from last weekend.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 17, 2009, 12:53:57 PM
Tonight is Italian Pork Chops with Garlic Parmesan Orzo.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on February 17, 2009, 12:58:46 PM
Chili, broccoli, salad, and unfortunately, those heinous biscuits from a can. DH bought them so I'll go ahead and use them. It's just an example of no matter how long he eats good homemade stuff, he still likes the prepackaged stuff his mom made when he was growing up. I think the boy will eat anything if I put enough garlic salt in it.

Oh, sorry, was I ranting?  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on February 17, 2009, 01:22:41 PM
Tonight I'm making cottage pie, for a change (I usually make shepherds pie, I felt like something different tonight).  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 17, 2009, 01:29:45 PM
Tonight will be the wild rice hotdish I didn't make last night.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on February 17, 2009, 01:35:25 PM
This thread gives me such an inferiority complex. Dinner for me is usually TV dinners or junk food. ::) I want to move in with several of you.

EDIT: That said, I was thinking about making herb-garlic chicken, saffron rice, garlic toast and...baby Brussels sprouts tonight (with whatever's left of the Bailey's chocolate chip cookies for dessert). Has anyone else tried the steam-pack baby sprouts where you just toss it in the microwave? So good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on February 17, 2009, 06:38:13 PM
Barbecued spare ribs with caramelized onions, broccoli, and rice.
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Post by: Joannie81 on February 17, 2009, 06:48:09 PM
Tacos
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Post by: Evil Duckie on February 17, 2009, 07:11:44 PM
DH cooked dinner. He made waffles, ham and eggs.
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Post by: LB on February 17, 2009, 07:14:57 PM
Beef and beans, broccoli and biscuits.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 17, 2009, 07:17:09 PM
I just put some peach cobbler into the oven for dessert!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Roe on February 17, 2009, 07:41:30 PM
For dessert we had pan dulce, even though that's really a breakfast thing.  lol!  Oldest son and I were craving it so we headed to a bakery.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: little bird on February 17, 2009, 09:46:01 PM
Tonight was saag "paneer" (I didn't have any paneer left so I substituted tofu -- it's nowhere near perfect but super-firm gives a similar flavour and soaks up the spices nicely) for me and chicken vindaloo (used a jarred vindaloo as the base but added extra spices from there) for DF over brown rice with roti (whole wheat bread).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 18, 2009, 12:48:14 AM
Out for a first date, where I had a falafel wrap, amazing tabouleh, a nice glass of white wine, followed by some mint tea.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ica171 on February 18, 2009, 12:34:33 PM
Tonight we're having corndog casserole--hot dogs mixed with cornbread batter and cheese and baked.  I might make some chili to go with it or something.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 18, 2009, 12:54:51 PM
We're having what was supposed to be on the menu last night.

Dh came home early, sick as a dog and went to the ER. Well, I'm not hungry right now due to running out of my appetite stimulant meds so I just made the boys sandwiches and didn't eat anything myself.

SOOO - tonight will be Italian Pork Chops served with Parmesan and Garlic Orzo.

Dessert will be leftover Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting I made on Sunday.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on February 18, 2009, 01:12:50 PM
I've had a bad day today and really don't feel like cooking, so I've just put some sausages under the grill and will probably make some baked beans with them.
Although now, I'm considering angling an invite to LadyThemis' house for dinner, as what she's cooking sounds so delicious.  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 18, 2009, 01:57:50 PM
I've had a bad day today and really don't feel like cooking, so I've just put some sausages under the grill and will probably make some baked beans with them.
Although now, I'm considering angling an invite to LadyThemis' house for dinner, as what she's cooking sounds so delicious.  ;)

No angling needed! The more the merrier!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 18, 2009, 03:05:50 PM
Salmon patties, mac and cheese and peas....Little Man's favorite.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 18, 2009, 04:24:39 PM
Salmon patties, mac and cheese and peas....Little Man's favorite.

Salmon patties? Okay, I'm coming to your house! I'll bring the peach cobbler.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Thipu1 on February 18, 2009, 07:39:08 PM
Tonight is a cold, rainy night and we're enjoying Koshary.  That's Egyptian comfort food.

Koshary is easy to make.  It's economical, it's nourishing and it's delicious.  It's the sort of meal that an office worker in Cairo might pick up from a street vendor for lunch.  It's also a hearty dish suitable for Vegans.  Here's what's in it:

Lentils

Rice

Small macaroni such as elbows or shells.

One medium onion, quartered and sliced thin.

Vegetable oil.

A good Marinara tomato sauce either home-made or bottled.

Harrissa or other hot sauce if desired.

Cook the lentils, rice and macaroni according to package directions.

Mix together in a large bowl.

Heat the oil in a small skillet.  Add the onion and cook until the onion slices are reduced to brown squiggles.

Ladle the rice, lentil and pasta mixture into bowls. 

Add a good scoop of tomato sauce to each bowl.

Sprinkle onions liberally on top.

Add a squirt or two of hot sauce, if desired.

Serve with spoons and dig in!

Believe me, this is a dish that both the little ones and the sophisticates will enjoy.

 

 



   

 

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: LB on February 18, 2009, 09:07:18 PM
Thipu, that sounds really interesting, and I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing!

DH took me out for Chinese food tonight. Orange peel chicken, very good!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 18, 2009, 11:17:13 PM
Thanks for the recipe thipu!  I keep all of those ingredients around, so it's nice to try something new with my pantry staples.

I ate mixed vegetables, chickpeas and potatoes in korma.  I'm often suspicious of new jarred Indian sauces, but this stuff is awesome and will become another pantry staple.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 18, 2009, 11:43:16 PM
Thipu, that does sound good - sounds like the sort of thing I could make myself for lunch.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 19, 2009, 08:32:59 AM
Ok - I've been trying to make the dang pork chops for 2 days now and tonight is FINALLY the night. No. Matter. What! LOL!

SO - TONIGHT is Italian Pork Chops with Garlic Parmesan Orzo - hopefully! LOL!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Everlee on February 19, 2009, 09:04:56 AM
We've had the same thing for supper two nights in a row since my husband (for the first time) actually LIKED what I cooked and asked for it again.

Marinate some chicken, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and cilantro in a bag in the fridge for a few hours, then bake.

I think it was called Thai chicken.  I used chicken breasts, but I think the next time I'm going to use smaller pieces, because the sauce didn't sink into the middle of the chicken.  But it was really good.  My husband said it tasted better than the chicken at the local Chinese buffet.  Which is a compliment coming from him.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Frozen_Flowers on February 20, 2009, 01:17:12 PM
We're making spinach soup with gruyere. We've never made it before - it smells lovely though so I have high hopes. FH has just nipped out to get the creme fraiche he forgot to pick up earlier.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 20, 2009, 01:33:49 PM
I think sausage, peppers and pasta with marinara.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ica171 on February 20, 2009, 02:07:03 PM
Chili with corn muffins, probably with elbow macaroni for the kids.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ch1pch0p on February 20, 2009, 06:50:38 PM
gyros and hummus
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Post by: Clara Bow on February 20, 2009, 07:35:38 PM
We had chicken burgers.....and I had mine with extra pickles.....yum....
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Post by: Bratski on February 20, 2009, 07:45:48 PM
We had baked chicken breasts glazed with honey mustard sauce cut up and mixed with vegetable fusilli, Italian bread and chocolate cake for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: stargazer on February 20, 2009, 07:49:06 PM
We are splurging with Olive Garden but getting it to go.  I'm getting the 5 cheese ziti al forno and BF is getting their Tour of Italy.  We are getting extra breadsticks that we can dip into our minestone soups.  YUM!!!!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Pinky830 on February 20, 2009, 07:49:32 PM
Tandoori chicken, corn on the cob, and salad. White chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: M-theory on February 21, 2009, 11:24:08 AM
Herb/garlic baked chicken, au gratin potatoes, black eyed peas with bacon, and strawberry shortcake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MrsO on February 21, 2009, 11:36:11 AM
Was going to make lamb chops for me and hubby, but i've just made satay for the kids and it was delicious, so i'm debating whether to have it myself, now.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mbbored on February 21, 2009, 03:00:38 PM
I made hash browns with caramelized onions and garlic, and threw in some chickpeas and a bunch of hot sauce.  Tasty, but not particularly colorful.  Next time might require red onion and made a bell pepper for color.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ica171 on February 21, 2009, 10:23:09 PM
The kids had pancakes and DH and I had chili over baked potatoes. 
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Post by: Beyond The Veil on February 22, 2009, 09:48:02 AM
Hooray for $3.00 huge oven-pizzas on sale from the store! I will probably sacrifice my taste-buds and cook the supreme deluxe one tonight for my hub as my way of saying, "Good going on the new job!!"

Other than that, a smattering of turkey-breast sandwiches for me and honey-ham for him at "grazing" times. I need more popcorn for my daily grazing, however!  :P
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Post by: MrsO on February 22, 2009, 10:16:32 AM
I'm cooking toad in the hole (Sausages in a yorkshire pudding, to save any confusion  ;) ) with roast potates and mashed carrot and swede. I'll probably make roast onion gravy to go with it.
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Post by: newbiePA on February 22, 2009, 05:35:23 PM
meatloaf, mashed potatoes and some kind of green veggie.

I've never made meatloaf before, so wish me luck!
newbiePA
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Post by: ica171 on February 22, 2009, 06:08:24 PM
Pork roast with potatoes, carrots, cabbage and onions.  I'll probably make gravy, too.  Normally the veggies would cook with the roast, but the smallest roast I could find was ten pounds so pretty much nothing else fit in the pan.  We're doing them separately and I'm worried they won't taste as good.
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Post by: Jessie on February 22, 2009, 09:31:51 PM
Sausage and peppers! yum, this is one of our favorite dinners, and it's so easy since I use the frozen pepper medley. It doesn't taste quite as good, but is cheaper, and I'm lazy  :)
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Post by: mbbored on February 23, 2009, 12:54:14 AM
meatloaf, mashed potatoes and some kind of green veggie.

I've never made meatloaf before, so wish me luck!
newbiePA

How'd it turn out?

I had a weird mishmash of food while I packed up my next 5 meals.  Endive salad with sesame ginger dressing, pomelo, then leftover hash browns with chick peas, salsa and a little bit of cheese.
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Post by: little bird on February 23, 2009, 10:26:50 AM
Last night was tomato-basil parmesan soup and a nice fresh salad with homemade balsamic-dijon vinaigrette.  I added some bread dipped in good olive oil and DF added a hot link. 
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Post by: Pinky830 on February 23, 2009, 10:34:35 AM
Tonight is DS's Blue and Gold Banquet. Who knows what I will actually eat. I'm the cahirman of the event, so I'll just be thankful if the lines move smoothly and there's enough food. And the sound system works, and we have enough chairs, and if anyone shows up, and...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: newbiePA on February 23, 2009, 11:14:23 AM
meatloaf, mashed potatoes and some kind of green veggie.

I've never made meatloaf before, so wish me luck!
newbiePA

How'd it turn out?

I had a weird mishmash of food while I packed up my next 5 meals.  Endive salad with sesame ginger dressing, pomelo, then leftover hash browns with chick peas, salsa and a little bit of cheese.

DH LOVED it.  I discovered that I don't like meatloaf  ::)

oh well, can't go wrong with mashed potatoes.  Green salad with grilled chicken tonight!
newbiePA
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Post by: AFwife_3boys on February 23, 2009, 12:09:28 PM
Tonight is Burger King as my son has soccer practice from 5-6.
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Post by: Brentwood on February 23, 2009, 12:16:45 PM
Last night was tomato-basil parmesan soup and a nice fresh salad with homemade balsamic-dijon vinaigrette.  I added some bread dipped in good olive oil and DF added a hot link. 

We're having tomato-basil soup tonight. I'm making fresh rolls to go along with it.
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Post by: whiterose on February 23, 2009, 12:17:57 PM
More likely than not, I will swing by Whole Foods and have some of their buffet. Hopefully they will have the black beans and rice. If not, I will have some of the mac and cheese.
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Post by: little bird on February 23, 2009, 12:22:07 PM
Last night was tomato-basil parmesan soup and a nice fresh salad with homemade balsamic-dijon vinaigrette.  I added some bread dipped in good olive oil and DF added a hot link. 

We're having tomato-basil soup tonight. I'm making fresh rolls to go along with it.

I am going to have to get over my fear of baking bread.  Fresh rolls sound sooo good.  Maybe this weekend. 

Tonight I'm being inspired by by another poster.  I'm making a spinach soup with gruyere cheese.  I'm also going to do some roasted red potatoes tossed in olive oil, garlic and rosemary, a nice big salad with the leftover vinaigrette and foccacia.  I think I'm on a soup kick lately.
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Post by: Brentwood on February 23, 2009, 12:30:18 PM
I am going to have to get over my fear of baking bread.  Fresh rolls sound sooo good.  Maybe this weekend. 

Tonight I'm being inspired by by another poster.  I'm making a spinach soup with gruyere cheese.  I'm also going to do some roasted red potatoes tossed in olive oil, garlic and rosemary, a nice big salad with the leftover vinaigrette and foccacia.  I think I'm on a soup kick lately.

For rolls, I use a 68-year-old recipe from the original Better Homes & Gardens cookbook, and it makes the most beautiful dough. I love this recipe (this one, the Joy Of Cooking basic bread recipe, and my mother's sweet roll dough recipe are my old standbys and most-often used recipes).
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Post by: LB on February 23, 2009, 12:33:18 PM
I was thinking of making beef stroganoff tonight, but I was wondering if I can do it without the mushrooms. Has anyone else ever made it that way? Does it lose too much flavor?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Brentwood on February 23, 2009, 12:38:58 PM
I was thinking of making beef stroganoff tonight, but I was wondering if I can do it without the mushrooms. Has anyone else ever made it that way? Does it lose too much flavor?

I've made it without mushrooms many times (my husband likes mushrooms, but the kids don't). It's fine. Most of the flavor comes from the beef and the sour cream.
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Post by: LB on February 23, 2009, 12:41:02 PM
I was thinking of making beef stroganoff tonight, but I was wondering if I can do it without the mushrooms. Has anyone else ever made it that way? Does it lose too much flavor?

I've made it without mushrooms many times (my husband likes mushrooms, but the kids don't). It's fine. Most of the flavor comes from the beef and the sour cream.

Great, thanks! I like mushrooms on most things. DH can take or leave them. I was just hoping to not have to stop at the store this afternoon.  ;)
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Post by: mbbored on February 25, 2009, 01:19:52 AM
Broccoli, bok choy, carrots and onions stirfried with sweet chili sauce over whole wheat noodles, with scrambled egg and peanuts on top.

I'm packing a smaller version sans egg for tomorrow's Ash Wednesday lunch.  Since I'm already vegetarian, on fast days and Fridays during lent, I go vegan.
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Post by: marcel on February 25, 2009, 07:30:27 AM
I made lasagna yesterday, based on the lasagna thread.
There is enough left over for todays dinner.

I had never heard of the ricotta, mozarella, parmesan, egg mixture to put between the layers, but I loved it and will keep that in my lasagna recipes from now on. (I did have to change ricotta for cottage cheese, but that work just as well.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Megan on February 25, 2009, 04:20:27 PM
Tonight is chicken and rice casserole with all the leftover veggies from last night's stir fry.  And I really need to teach DH about considering how much we will actually eat, when he's the one cooking.  This is the third time in two weeks that I've had to modify our meal plan to use up leftovers he created (especially since I no longer have the fresh veggies for the originally planned pasta dish).
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Post by: Joannie81 on February 25, 2009, 04:24:20 PM
Chicken Supreme.  It's from the 4 Ingredient cookbook again.  And I think green beans.
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Post by: Clara Bow on February 25, 2009, 04:42:49 PM
Ham slices, mac and cheese and peas. I needed an easy night!
Leftovers tomorrow night!
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Post by: MrsO on February 25, 2009, 04:47:02 PM
DH and I had roasted chicken tossed with red pesto and tagliatelle pasta, with crusty bread.
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Post by: MamaMootz on February 25, 2009, 04:50:54 PM
I will be making turkey burgers with my secret mix of special spices with carmelized onions, topped with fresh cheddar on homemade onion rolls, with oven fries and corn on the cob.

I'm getting hungry just thinking about this and it's only 2:40PM here!
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Post by: Talamarie on February 25, 2009, 04:52:38 PM
I'm going to make homemade pizza, with whole wheat dough, red onions, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, olives, mushrooms, garlic, and mozzerella cheese, and toss a caeser salad to go with it.

Mmmm.

Of course I can only eat about three bites of it... but it SOUNDS good, in theory.
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Post by: LB on February 27, 2009, 02:04:59 PM
Last night I made spaghetti, green salad, and garlic bread made from really fresh french bread (they had just pulled it out of the oven when I got to the bakery  :)).

Tonight, I'm thinking of making the Balsamic Veggie Pizza for which my sister just gave me a recipe!
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Post by: MamaMootz on February 27, 2009, 02:06:32 PM
Last  night, homemade enchiladas.

Tonight, it's probably going to be Taco Night, which is an Event at my house as DH and DD LOVE Taco Night. They can fill their own shells with whatever they want - I just set all the stuff out on the kitchen counter like a buffet...
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Post by: Megan on February 27, 2009, 03:13:28 PM
Pork roast, with oven roasted potatoes, yams and pearl onions to go with it.  I can't decide if we're also having salad, or if I"ll just leave it at that.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ica171 on February 27, 2009, 03:22:30 PM
No idea.  I pulled a muscle in my back or something the day before yesterday and it hurts to stand up for more than a few minutes at a time.  I'm thinking about ordering a pizza. 
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Post by: Hanna on February 28, 2009, 01:13:23 PM
Brunch Today was yummy!

Breakfast Potatoes baked with Sour Cream and Dill
Omelet with  Feta Cheese and Mushrooms sauteed in red wine
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Clara Bow on February 28, 2009, 01:55:31 PM
We're having taco salad tonight....I've got a sick hubby and a lot of reading to do.
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Post by: Beyond The Veil on February 28, 2009, 02:23:34 PM
We're having taco salad tonight....I've got a sick hubby and a lot of reading to do.

Same thing here.  :) My granny had a spare tomato and lettuce head, which is a rare treat. Both will be cut/shredded and sat atop chicken, my preferred meat.
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Post by: Clara Bow on February 28, 2009, 04:35:10 PM
We're having taco salad tonight....I've got a sick hubby and a lot of reading to do.

Same thing here.  :) My granny had a spare tomato and lettuce head, which is a rare treat. Both will be cut/shredded and sat atop chicken, my preferred meat.

That sounds good...I'm doing mine with bagged salad, beef and lots of veggies, guacamole and sour cream.
How do you cook and season the chicken? I'd like to try a chicken one...
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Post by: ica171 on February 28, 2009, 07:41:31 PM
We had cheesy chicken soup with dumplings.  Mmm.
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Post by: MannerMOG on February 28, 2009, 07:47:56 PM
How funny that we just had taco salad too!  A bag of romaine, shredded cheddar, some kidney beans and olives, nacho doritos and chipotle chicken strips that I bought ready-to-heat, tossed with a little dressing and salsa.
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Post by: Joannie81 on February 28, 2009, 09:35:02 PM
We went to a competition for DD2's school.  Her entry was in fantasy make up.  She came in 3rd.  So we just ordered a pizza.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Beyond The Veil on February 28, 2009, 09:58:50 PM
I don't really have a secret for the chicken or do anything special. We don't like to heavily spice it. I usually get either strips from the store or use pre-cooked chicken. My husband prefers that I use Cholula spice or the same brand of hot sauce, I guess you could say that is my secret recipe.  :) I use boneless breast halves and rub it down with Cholula spice and red pepper spice, then grill it and dice it up. We then apply liquid hot sauce on top of the Cholula spice, which is how we like it. I am sure you can modify that to do whatever you want. You could cook that chicken how you want, have some fun!
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Post by: mbbored on February 28, 2009, 10:01:42 PM
Cabbage