Author Topic: What's for Dinner?  (Read 546335 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

norrina

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 947
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6015 on: June 14, 2013, 06:13:08 PM »
Veggies and shrimp in a garlic Parmesan cream sauce, over garden vegetable rotini, topped with fresh basil.

ETA and pound cake with fresh raspberries, whipped cream, and vanilla syrup drizzle for dessert.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2013, 06:36:00 PM by norrina »



mbbored

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 5315
    • Budget Grad Student
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6016 on: June 15, 2013, 11:50:38 AM »
Yesterday I ate cupcakes for lunch ( :-[) so when I went to party last night, I munched on raw fruits, veggies and nuts.

Nikko-chan

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2630
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6017 on: June 15, 2013, 09:50:17 PM »
Pepper steak. I haven't had that in so long!

mbbored

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 5315
    • Budget Grad Student
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6018 on: June 15, 2013, 11:55:58 PM »
Lunch was at a friend's house, where she made homemade tortillas and salsa for squash tacos followed by blueberry cobbler. After that, I'm having a veggie burger and cucumber salad for supper.

ladyknight1

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 7053
  • Operating the logic hammer since 1987.
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6019 on: June 16, 2013, 05:56:19 PM »
Last night was dinner out with extended family. I had a seafood trio and it was delicious.

Father's day dinner for DH and I: 1 1.75lb bone-in rib eye steak, 2 butter-poached lobster tails, 4 pan seared diver scallops. I am also making Parmesan risotto and a salad, along with DH's favorite dessert, a chocolate Bundt cake with raspberries and coffee ice cream.

twiggy

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 779
  • wonder what this thing is
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6020 on: June 16, 2013, 07:13:00 PM »
Last night we had a meat smorgasbord. BIL+family are moving back to Homestate and staying with his parents until they buy a house. BIL's parents are vegan, and the family is missing meat and dairy.

So, they came over for dinner. We grilled brats and burgers, roasted chicken, and had oven fried pork chops. I also made a big green salad, fruit salad, roasted veggies and loaded mashed potatoes. For dessert we had banana cream pie and cupcakes. It was a glutenous meal, but oh, so good!
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children.  The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted.  The result is unruly children and childish adults.  ~Thomas Szasz

Winterlight

  • On the internet, no one can tell you're a dog- arf.
  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 9743
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6021 on: June 16, 2013, 07:30:05 PM »
Spinach spaghetti with clam and mushroom sauce, a hot roll, green salad with orange cherry tomatoes and strawberries with white chocolate for dessert.
If wisdom’s ways you wisely seek,
Five things observe with care,
To whom you speak,
Of whom you speak,
And how, and when, and where.
Caroline Lake Ingalls

mbbored

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 5315
    • Budget Grad Student
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6022 on: June 16, 2013, 07:32:25 PM »
Wheat berry and chickpea salad with lots of spinach in a lemon tahini dressing.

jmarvellous

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3402
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6023 on: June 16, 2013, 10:15:44 PM »
Garlicky whole wheat couscous, chickpeas and cooked tomatoes, and spinach salad with carrots, tomato and feta with an oregano vinaigrette.

Bijou

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 12931
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6024 on: June 17, 2013, 12:42:09 AM »
I had a quick fix dinner tonight.
Coarsely shredded fresh spinach
some canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
a large clove pressed garlic
Some garam masala seasoning and salt and pepper.
Heat oil in skillet, add garlic and saute a little.  Add the spinach, beans and garam masala seasoning.  Saute for a few minutes until the spinach is wilted and all is heated through.
Salt and pepper to taste and serve with non fat Greek yogurt on the side.
Surprisingly good for a very fast dinner.
I've never knitted anything I could recognize when it was finished.  Actually, I've never finished anything, much to my family's relief.

jmarvellous

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3402
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6025 on: June 17, 2013, 09:12:36 AM »
That's three in a row for garbanzos/chickpeas.  Looks like we have a fast summer dinner winner!

ladyknight1

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 7053
  • Operating the logic hammer since 1987.
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6026 on: June 17, 2013, 12:35:45 PM »
Thai chicken salad, wonton appetizer cups, and steamed sugar snap peas.

mbbored

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 5315
    • Budget Grad Student
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6027 on: June 17, 2013, 12:53:53 PM »
That's three in a row for garbanzos/chickpeas.  Looks like we have a fast summer dinner winner!

Good cold or hot, works in many types of cuisine and delicious straight from a can. Who wouldn't love that?

readingchick

  • Trivia Buff
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2631
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6028 on: June 17, 2013, 01:43:20 PM »
Spaghetti with meat sauce.

Ms_Cellany

  • The Queen of Squee
  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 5714
  • Big white goggie? No. Hasn't seen him.
Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6029 on: June 17, 2013, 02:00:26 PM »
We make stock so often that our freezer is getting full, so we're on a mission to eat it down. I've developed a Southwestern soup recipe that The Sweetie has said she would happily eat every night this summer. Very fast to make: chopping the onion & thawing the stock is the major prep.

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 qt. stock (ours is made with chicken carcasses, leftover BBQ rib bones, etc, so it's pretty hearty)
1 can black beans (14 oz)
1 can crushed tomatoes (14 oz)
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp powdered chipotle
2 Tbsp chile powder
1/2 tsp cumin
2 C cooked chicken (we buy rotisserie chickens and pick them over, using the carcass for the next batch of stock)
1-2 C frozen corn
Olive oil
1/4 C rice vinegar or white wine vinegar, or to taste
Salt & pepper to taste
Shredded cheddar cheese or sour cream to top

Cook onions and garlic in a saucepan in a little olive oil. Add stock, beans, tomatoes & spices. Puree (I use an immersion blender)

Add chicken & corn. Add vinegar, salt & pepper to taste. Heat to simmer. Serve with toppings.
Current fosters: Boojum (F, adult); Zuul (F); Magpie (M); Balrog (M); Nazgul (F)