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Title: What's for Dinner?
Post by: AdminCM on August 18, 2011, 10:09:52 AM
from the FAS-hyperboards thread: What's For Dinner? I have no idea!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 20, 2011, 03:42:04 PM
Tonight - Crab & shrimp alfredo, steamed broccoli, pineapple.  Maybe some rolls if I'm not feeling totally lazy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechapel on September 20, 2011, 10:27:51 PM
Here is the arroz con Pollo reipe I use:

http://www.peru-travel-adventures.com/peru-recipes-food-acp.html

There are many - but I like this one. Enjoy !
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: paparenttoo on September 23, 2011, 01:22:33 PM
Pull pork sandwiches made in the crock-pot w/homemade buns; broccoli cole slaw and homemade brownies for dessert. Pefect end-of- the-school-week dinner, it's also movie night - DVD of The King's Speech.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 23, 2011, 03:30:42 PM
Last night: Grilled turkey and cheese, potato soup, pineapple.

Tonight: Slow cooker roast beef, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, mint chocolate cake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CookingMom on September 24, 2011, 04:07:04 PM
Last night...so tired on Fridays that its become a pasta & sauce night...did find enough energy to make baked ziti (jarred sauce to boot!), challah, green beans (for DH), lima beans (for DS and me)...nothing in the house to really make a salad or much else fresh!

Tonight...after trip to store...meatloaf (love it, DH will tolerate it, DS won't try it--leftover ziti for him)...mashed potatoes (NOT from scratch--still tired), peas, leftover challah, watermelon (if I have the energy to cut it)...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: mom2AnH on September 24, 2011, 04:13:58 PM
bacon-wrapped steaks and four cheese bowtie pasta for dinner

and pumpkin dump cake with pumpkin spiced whipped cream for dessert!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on September 24, 2011, 04:22:24 PM
tonight, goulash and salad

tomorrow, dinner at mom's  ;D

I want to make chili this week - maybe throw everything into the crockpot....have it with cornbread - yum...

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 24, 2011, 04:41:15 PM
Tonight: Crock pot sticky chicken.  For sides, whatever fiancee can figure out on his own.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SweetandSour on September 25, 2011, 11:20:56 AM
Chicken and Dumplings in the crock pot

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on September 26, 2011, 05:33:32 PM
Broiled ham steak, roasted pumpkin, bread, and sliced fresh pears. 

I found a nice sugar pumpkin at the farmers' market, and built the rest of the meal around that.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on September 26, 2011, 05:36:15 PM
Holy Moley - made the best and easiest salmon tonight - just had to share.  Usually anything this good is illegal.  ;)

1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
2 Tbsps. Maple Syrup
2 tsps. balsamic vinegar
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Place the fillets on a broiling pan skin side up, and bake for 5-6 minutes @ 425.  Whisk together syrup, mustard and vinegar.

Set on broil.

Flip over, salt and pepper to taste.  Brush on glaze, and broil for 3-4 minutes more.

Honestly, it is crazy good and was ready in minutes. 

Served with rice pilaf and asparagus.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Stinky6 on September 26, 2011, 11:22:23 PM
I like  the new board and all...but I started this thread!   :tongue:

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 27, 2011, 05:28:36 PM
Chicken and ham casserole, carrots, clementines, and chocolate mint cake.


All of those things start with 'c'...totally coincidental.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Arkadia on September 27, 2011, 09:01:32 PM


I made three dinners tonight for the next day or so:

chicken noodle matzo soup (turkey meatballs)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/trainspotr/a2440ba3.jpg)

pulled Kansas City pork (in progress):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/trainspotr/cdfa9831.jpg)

spaghetti and sauce from fresh brandywine heirloom and cherokee purple tomatoes (ground turkey):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/trainspotr/1d28620c.jpg)

The kids have had both, and are giving me a hard time about going to bed. They want pork sandwiches too.
 :rofl:

actually, youngest is in bed with a fever, but if she knew, she'd have a conniption fit.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 29, 2011, 06:00:08 PM
Corned beef, mashed potatoes, dilled corn, pineapple.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 01, 2011, 10:53:01 AM
Last night: Chicken tacos, cheese dip & chips, corn with green chilies, black beans.  Wanted to make corn salsa, but the produce at the store was icky.

Tonight: Pork roast, slow cooker cheesy potatoes, some kind of vegetable, probably a quick stir fry.  Sliced bananas with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and dulce de leche.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 03, 2011, 07:31:03 PM
Chicken Quesadillas!


Only hurt my mouth a little bit...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on October 04, 2011, 03:00:03 PM
pasta (a casserole made from leftover sauce and meatballs...threw in some chopped spinach and cheeses)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 11, 2011, 05:23:03 PM
White chicken chili, nachos, fresh pineapple and bananas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on October 18, 2011, 05:40:01 PM
After 6 years with a beef allergy, I finally made a pork/turkey meatloaf.  It was so good.  DH, who is not a big meatloaf fan just asked when I was going to make it again!  So happy to expand our horizons.  Chicken gets dull when you eat it all the time.  DD didn't really like it, but majority rules - 3 out of 4 vote to have it again!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 18, 2011, 08:43:25 PM
Cornish game hens, mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, strawberry cheesecake - fiancee's birthday dinner!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on October 20, 2011, 01:48:21 PM
Left-over Turkey Stew and home made french stick bread.

I've never made turkey stew before.  It said to add left-over gravy or broth.  I decided gravy would be better.  I've never made a decent gravy in my life.  But, this week I did manage to make a really good cheese sauce, so I figured I'd just do that, using the broth instead of milk and omitting the cheese.  The gravy was perfect.  Almost seemed wrong to throw it in the slow cooker. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SweetandSour on October 20, 2011, 02:55:58 PM
I think we are planning on doing pasta with red sauce.

BUT.

I really, really want Chipotle. It sucks that the closest one is an hour away.  :-/

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 20, 2011, 04:30:34 PM
Asian lettuce wraps, made with ground turkey, shitake mushrooms, carrots, water chestnuts, and the usual aromatics for such foods.  Yummy.  It is ready, but dd and dh are at soccer and ds is playing, but I snitched a few tastes.  I have been hungry today. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 21, 2011, 05:38:00 PM
Spinach alfredo lasagna, steamed green beans, fresh pineapple and kiwi.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 25, 2011, 03:08:08 PM
I think BBQ chicken tacos.  And whatever else I can throw together in five minutes or less.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 27, 2011, 02:14:22 PM
Cheesy potatoes and ham.  Some kind of steamed veggie.  Strawberry yogurt.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on October 27, 2011, 03:04:25 PM
yesterday it was butternut squash soup, salad and beer bread (boys didn't eat that soup)

today it's chicken/potato/corn chowder...mexicanny flair - we'll sprinkle some cheddar and tortillas on it - prob some salad on the side
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Scout on October 28, 2011, 03:54:43 PM
im hungry....looking for ideas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on November 08, 2011, 03:58:31 PM
I'm sick today, so ham and/or pastrami sandwiches, raw veggies, potato chips and ice cream sundaes.


I have no idea what pastrami even tastes like.  But when I jokingly suggested it to my fiancee, he wanted it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 08, 2011, 05:36:39 PM
It's fabulous Janelle.  You'll love it.  Feel better!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on November 14, 2011, 02:23:52 PM
I'm roasting a chicken tonight.  Veggies in the pot with it.

I've had luck the last few times I made gravy....so I'm hoping that works tonight too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hk on November 14, 2011, 02:48:26 PM
I'm making gemelli with the portobello mushroom sauce from 'The Complete Italian Vegetarian' cookbook.  DH and DD will be very happy since they love this.  I'm also going to make a huge batch of regular red sauce on the side while I'm cooking this so I can freeze it and have some easy meals when I'm too  busy/tired to cook over the holidays. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 14, 2011, 06:10:19 PM
Mmmmmm, can you share the mushroom sauce recipe?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hk on November 14, 2011, 07:18:38 PM
Mmmmmm, can you share the mushroom sauce recipe?

Of course!

Portobello Mushroom Ragu

2 portobello mushrooms, diced
olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
1 tsp. basil
salt and pepper
1/2 cup red wine
1 large can tomatoes (I use crushed)
parmesan cheese (optional)

Saute onion in olive oil until translucent.  Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are tender and are giving off liquid.  stir in the basil, salt and pepper.  Add wine and simmer about 3 minutes.  Add the tomatoes and simmer until sauce thickens (about 15 minutes).

Serve over pasta (the recipe says penne).  Top with grated parmesan cheese, if desired (and you don't have allergies to it!).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 15, 2011, 05:27:18 PM
OMG - that looks amazing, as well as super-easy.  And except for eldest son (who's away at school anyway  ;) ), we are serious mushroom fans here.

Thank you so much!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on November 15, 2011, 06:30:45 PM
Chicken and dumplings, fresh veggies, fruit cocktail.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Stinky6 on November 15, 2011, 09:56:33 PM
fancy scrabbled eggs with chives, jalepeno, and cheddar cheese
homemade turkey sausage
sauteed mushrooms with garlic
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on November 18, 2011, 03:16:52 PM
Thinking breakfast for dinner here as well.  Pancakes for kids, and dh, but I need something else for me.  Oh, bacon as well.  I found a very good one at Trader Joe's, that is thick cut, 40% lower in fat than regular pork bacon(but it is pork bacon), and no nitrates. 

I am so bored when it comes to dinner ideas.  Kids do not do sauces, or anything mixed together other than chicken soup.  Sigh...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on November 20, 2011, 12:55:21 PM
steak on the grill, baked potatoes and roasted brocolli

Not what I had planned but it's warm out and dh requested something manly on the grill, so there you have it :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Arkadia on November 20, 2011, 03:35:03 PM
10 minutes tops, and we had an early dinner:

Market Pantry chicken ravioli and chees tortelini with Hunts "No sugar added" sauce (comes pureed, so I don't have to!!)

Frozen cheesy toast.

steamed broccoli.

EVERYONE ate the same thing!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on November 21, 2011, 06:50:35 PM
Soft turkey tacos here tonight.  Both kids enjoyed them! 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on November 29, 2011, 06:55:36 PM
Pulled pork from the slow cooker.  Mac and cheese, celery and carrots, blackberries with whipped cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: krasota on November 30, 2011, 03:35:28 PM
Leftovers.  Last night was a pot roast (with GF beer) in the pressure cooker, with onions, parsnips, and sweet potatoes.  Got plenty leftover for tonight and the veggies making my oogy tummy happy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 30, 2011, 05:16:36 PM
Made this for dinner tonight - with a few little tweaks.  It was amazing!!!

http://www.food.com/recipe/shrimpin-dippin-broth-bubba-gump-shrimp-co-200408
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 02, 2011, 03:26:42 PM
GoingNuts, that looks yummy!  I have it bookmarked so that we can try it sometime in the near future.

Dinner for me the past couple of nights have been pulled pork pizza.  Put the leftover pulled pork on a piece of store-bought frozen garlic bread, and topped with cheese.  It is delicious.  Perhaps one of the best 'lazy' recipes that I have made up.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on December 02, 2011, 03:40:33 PM
McDonald's - yeah, please don't judge LOL
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 02, 2011, 04:08:43 PM
YKW - If anyone deserves a night of no cooking, it is you.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on December 02, 2011, 04:10:21 PM
Pizza night here - making dairy free pizza for the kids & a regular one for DH.  I think I am going to have the leftover whole wheat pasta we have with garlic olive oil & spinach.  Pizza is too many weight watcher points....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 03, 2011, 09:44:08 PM
Tonight was buffalo chicken dip with everything French bread - which was abnormally delicious, and I didn't do anything different than normal.

Will need a snack soon...am thinking about jalapeno poppers.  Apparently, I'm in a spicy, cheesy mood.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 05, 2011, 04:50:28 PM
Last night: Crock pot sticky chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and peppers, cranberry salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on December 06, 2011, 08:01:08 PM
La Madaleine's tomato basil soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 07, 2011, 03:25:38 PM
Pulled pork French bread pizza!


This is apparently the only thing that my prednisonal body wants to eat right now.  Besides maybe nachos.  I'm on a hot and cheesy kick.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on December 07, 2011, 04:36:04 PM
Wild salmon tails with dill sauce, basmati rice pilaf and haricot verts.

Starving - can't wait to dig in.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 10, 2011, 08:24:25 PM
Sounds yummy, GoingNuts!

Tonight - Pulled pork pizza and grits.  Weird combination, I know, but I'm the only one eating it, so it's ok.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on December 12, 2011, 03:43:02 PM
Can someone please make dinner for me tonight?  Because even making salad seems like too much effort right now. :hiding:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 15, 2011, 05:48:08 PM
Mexican mac and cheese with black beans, mixed steamed veggies, tropical fruit salad, vanilla yogurt.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on December 15, 2011, 06:09:03 PM
Yum Janelle - sounds wonderful!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 16, 2011, 09:21:16 AM
Yum Janelle - sounds wonderful!

Thanks!  It was really delicious, and I was so happy because I pretty much just made the recipe up from scratch in my head.  When fiancee was on his second helping, he said "This is what I'm having for lunch tomorrow", so it went over really well.


Tonight - Crock pot sticky chicken - just got it into the slow cooker.  I've been working on modifying this recipe for the past couple of weeks.  My fiancee's mom really likes it, but she isn't supposed to have much salt, so I've been experimenting with how much I can reduce the salt without it making a difference.  I'm down to a quarter of the original salt this time - we'll see how it turns out.  Once I get to a good level, I'm going to buy the spices in bulk from the Amish market, and mix up a big batch of the spice rub in a jar for her Christmas present.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: pitter patter on December 16, 2011, 03:21:40 PM
What's in sticky chicken?n
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 16, 2011, 03:26:55 PM
It's basically just a spice rub recipe - supposed to be similar to a rotisserie chicken you get in stores.

Recipe is here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/roast-sticky-chicken-rotisserie-style/detail.aspx

I've done it using the cooking method there (long cook in a low oven), but now I just always do it in the slow cooker.  It turns out moist and delicious, and if you strain the juices from the crockpot, you can make a really good gravy. 

I've halved the salt and had it turn out great.  Tonight I'm trying with only 1 teaspoon instead of four.  Oh, and instead of using two chickens like the recipe states, I use the same amount of spice rub on one large one.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: pitter patter on December 16, 2011, 09:18:45 PM
Thanks!   It looks delicious!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 19, 2011, 06:45:36 PM
Sticky chicken is not as good with only 1 teaspoon of salt.  It might be ok if you hadn't had the other, but we noticed a difference.  I'll stick with 2 teaspoons from now on.  It's still half the amount, but tastes just as good to us.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SweetandSour on December 19, 2011, 06:59:44 PM
Last night was chili, tonight is chicken and dumplings in the crockpot.

Tomorrow will be chicken tortilla soup. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on December 20, 2011, 08:03:04 PM
I definitely win the dunce  :dunce: award for the week, because in figuring out my weekly menu I managed to forget that tonight was the first night of Hanukah.  :crazy:

So, I had to revise my menu for tonight - Baked chicken, salad and of course, latkes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on December 22, 2011, 06:08:35 AM
we love sticky chicken, here...I think that's the best crockpot, whole chicken.

Have NO idea what's for dinner the next two nights... had thru Wed. planned and I have Christmas eve and Day planned but nothing for Thurs/Fri :dunce:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 22, 2011, 11:35:05 AM
Mexican mac and cheese version 2.0.  It was delicious when I made it last time, but I altered the recipe to hopefully make it better.  Has chicken now, corn salsa, and more seasoning.  We'll see how it tastes tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on December 26, 2011, 04:05:58 PM
Kale/veg/cannelini soup.  Spinach tortellini w/tomatoes for the menfolk.  Some leftover chicken for me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on December 27, 2011, 04:47:38 PM
Broiled Maple-Dijon Salmon tails, rice pilaf, green beans sauteed w/garlic.  Salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on December 29, 2011, 06:25:00 AM
Last night DS's girlfriend came to dinner - chicken parm, spaghtetti w/garlic and oil, broccoli.

Tonight - who knows?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Arkadia on December 29, 2011, 03:28:46 PM
yesterday corn beef/reubens.

tonight:   potroast with all fat pockets removed,

this drenched in crockpot gravy (I make mine with a secret gravy):

http://www.lundberg.com/products/rice/gourmet_rice_blends/Lundberg_Wild_Blend%C2%AE.aspx

and chunky carrots and sweet onions roasted separately.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on January 01, 2012, 04:20:12 PM
Mexican Chicken Stew...trying to clean out leftovers and using a couple of canned good to make the stew/soup/chowder...smells yummy, we'll see...we will top with cheese and tortilla chips....we're skipping bread and salad...tho' there are onions, bell pepper, potatoes, corn and  black beans in the soup - so I don't feel too guilty about skipping making a salad. :hiding:

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 11, 2012, 05:22:15 PM
Needed to change up our fish routine tonight, so I bought some cod and broiled it with a little olive oil and Adobo seasoning until it was almost done.

Meanwhile, I made a sauce of sauteed tomatoes, garlic and a spash of vinegar.  (Would have added onion, but it was rotten inside.  Would also have added green pepper, but suddenly DS loathes them.  ~))

Took the fish out of the broiler and poached it with the tomatoes and their liquid.  Served with maduros and salad.  Quite yummy!  DS loved it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 12, 2012, 01:20:20 PM
GN, I want to be your dinner guest!  You make a serious dinner every night!  Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 12, 2012, 05:08:03 PM
Creamy pesto chicken pasta, green beans, rolls.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 12, 2012, 07:10:43 PM
GN, I want to be your dinner guest!  You make a serious dinner every night!  Yum!

LOL, a bunch of my coworkers say the same thing - they're always lusting after my leftovers.  I'm going to have to invite them over for dinner one of these days!  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on January 13, 2012, 04:14:44 PM
Pizza night here.  Homemade pizza dough & many different choices for toppings.  DD is partial to peppers & broccoli.  DH & DS like sausage.  I also have meatballs from earlier in the week.  The dough from scratch is sooo good.  I'd been using pillsbury - no more :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 13, 2012, 06:46:53 PM
Mary, could you post your. Dough recipe?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on January 13, 2012, 08:10:03 PM
GN - I'll try to post it tomorrow!  I got it from Food Network - I think it was Tyler Florence but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: TabiCat on January 13, 2012, 10:09:39 PM
Salsa Chicken (very mild) with Brown Rice
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee95/TabiCat1/20120113210515.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee95/TabiCat1/20120113210113.jpg)


Served with Green Salad, Guacamole, & chips 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 14, 2012, 08:22:10 AM
is 9:20 AM too early to drool over Salsa Chicken? :misspeak:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on January 14, 2012, 11:37:31 AM
Pizza Dough - Tyler Florence


Ingredients
1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon kosher salt
Extra-virgin olive oil
3 cups 00 flour, plus more for dusting
Directions
In the bowl of a standing electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water; stir gently to dissolve. Let the mixture stand until the yeast comes alive and starts to foam, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Turn the mixer on low and add the salt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the flour, a little at a time, mixing at the lowest speed until all the flour has been incorporated. When the dough starts to come together, increase the speed to medium; stop the machine periodically to scrape the dough off the hook. Get a feel for the dough by squeezing a small amount together: if it's crumbly, add more water; if it's sticky, add more flour - 1 tablespoon at a time. Mix until the dough gathers into a ball, this should take about 5 minutes.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and fold it over itself a few times; kneading until it's smooth and elastic. Form the dough into a round and place in a lightly oiled bowl, turn it over to coat. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let it rise in a warm spot (i.e. over a gas pilot light) until doubled in size, about 1 hour. This is a good time to stick a pizza stone in the oven and preheat them to 500 degrees F.

Once the dough is domed and spongy, turn it out onto a lightly floured counter. Roll and stretch the dough into a cylinder and divide into 3 equal pieces. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes so it will be easier to roll out.

Roll or pat out a piece of dough into a 12 inch circle, about 1/8-inch thick. Dust a pizza paddle with flour and slide it under the pizza dough. Brush the crust with a thin layer of olive oil, and top with your favorite flavors. Slide the pizza onto the hot stone in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the crust is golden and crisp. Repeat with the remaining dough.


Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 20, 2012, 10:22:25 AM
Slow cooker buffalo chicken dip, everything seasoned french bread, veggies, and strawberry no bake cheesecake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 25, 2012, 04:05:57 PM
Roasted Teriyaki/lemon salmon.

baked sweet potato.

Salad greens, mesclun mix. 

Kids will have fresh fruit or maybe a frozen veggie and bread.  They will not eat the sweet potato or salad(sometimes ds will, but he prefers iceberg or romain).  Sometimes mommy and daddy need adult food. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 02, 2012, 01:10:35 PM
Hopefully: White chicken chili casserole, corn bread, steamed broccoli, yogurt.

Fiancee loves white chicken chili, but I'm not supposed to have soup anymore (or at least until this flare ends) because of the reflux aggravating my asthma.  So I tried to make up a casserole with the same flavor - chicken, peppers, onion, beans - added less liquid, thickened it up, and then filled it out with some rice and a little bit of pepper jack cheese.  I think that it tasted ok, but I can't breathe out of my nose right now, so we will see what those who have functioning taste buds think.

If it's gross, then I'm guessing taco bell.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 10, 2012, 06:39:47 PM
Grilled cheese, tomato basil soup, yogurt.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 26, 2012, 10:05:05 PM
Turkey drumsticks, mashed potatoes, cauliflower.

Thin mints for dessert for the people that like chocolate.
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Post by: Arkadia on February 26, 2012, 10:14:12 PM
We had chicken chili yesterday.  cooked the chicken with a run and the chili had chiuahua cheese and half and half in it....
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Post by: Ra3chel on March 01, 2012, 10:11:10 PM
Honey dijon salmon, roasted asparagus, and wasabi mashed potatoes!
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Post by: ajasfolks2 on March 08, 2012, 05:53:07 PM
Soup and baked potatoes.  Keeping suppers simple.  It's Lent.

 ;)

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Post by: GoingNuts on March 08, 2012, 09:33:32 PM
Sounds like my idea of the perfect dinner, Ajas.   :yes:
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Post by: Janelle205 on March 25, 2012, 08:19:00 PM
Chicken quesadillas, white bean and bacon soup.
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Post by: Janelle205 on May 08, 2012, 11:53:43 AM
Just finished making up a shepherd's pie for dinner.  Will probably serve it with some extra veggies, grapes, and leftover cheesecake for dessert.

I put WAY more effort into making this one than last time, so hopefully it is good.  If not, I suppose it is an excuse to do it the lazy way like I did before.

Thinking that my dinner will be pulled pork French bread pizza.  I hate shepherd's pie, but it's one of DH's favorites, and is a great way to use up leftover roast.
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Post by: ajasfolks2 on June 07, 2012, 08:22:29 PM
Poached salmon filet (milk, white wine (shut up!)  Vermouth, dill, vidalia onion, lemon, S&P)

Steamed white & red potatoes with parsley.

Steamed whole green beans with garlic sauteed in olive oil.

. . . I skimped on the salt & all could have used more . . . trying to do better by the over-50s in the house and not have kids conditioned to such salty fare.


Not enough leftovers for tomorrow night (bummer!) but that makes me feel good.  This was a wing it supper with hubby taking kids to swim lessons -- it took me less than 50 minutes to have it done and on table. 

I'd like a Brownie button about now (or GS badge) LOL!

 ;D

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Post by: lilpig99 on June 08, 2012, 09:10:34 AM
Last night...cube steak parmigiana, vegetable medley, garlic bread.

Tonight....tacos, spanish rice, fresh guacamole...nothin' fancy
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Post by: Macabre on June 12, 2012, 08:53:54 PM
Last night:  friends over.  Goat cheese tamales (the masa had a kalamata olive paste in it) with a fig and lemon curd tapenade, some kid of steak that DH dry rubbed with coriander and (waaaaaaay too much) salt (and it was undercooked for me, so I didn't eat much), and kale with carmelized onions and balsamic vinegar. 

With pomegranate margaritas.

Some pics:

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/cc428652.jpg)

Honeydew & proscuitto as an appetizer (with cheese and crackers)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/2822d3d3.jpg)

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/2ce0cf53.jpg)


The tapenade:
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/798b1143.jpg)

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/a113e37b.jpg)


Leftover tamale for lunch today at my desk (with an Amy's spinach & feta pocket).
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/b45eaf58.jpg)
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Post by: Macabre on June 12, 2012, 09:02:50 PM
Photobucket is being crazy. I give up.
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Post by: eragon on June 15, 2012, 02:34:17 PM
chicken curry and rice. cooked by my 20yr olds fair hands. while I, sip my wine......hic!
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Post by: YouKnowWho on August 02, 2012, 04:31:31 PM
A favorite of Becca's - Tater Tot Casserole

(It's really not as bad as others out there - one lb ground beef, one chopped onion and a drained can of green beans, seasoned with worchetshire and ketchup, topped with tater tots and cooked in the oven for the same length tater tots needs then topped with shredded cheese).  We cannot use anything that involves cream of crap so I have to skate around that for many recipes.
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Post by: CookingMom on August 12, 2012, 12:44:18 AM
YouKnowWho, would this website work for you?  I'm not gluten free (although I have a good friend who is extremely intolerant of gluten) and use these recipes.  http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/  The blogger cooks gluten free for her youngest daughter.
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Post by: Janelle205 on August 13, 2012, 09:19:57 PM
Tonight:
Chipotle BBQ Chicken Pockets
Noodles in creamy herb sauce
Broccoli


And a bottle and a half of wine... :misspeak:
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Post by: Janelle205 on August 14, 2012, 04:30:53 PM
Slow cooker sticky chicken
Mashed potatoes
Steamed mixed veggies
Cottage cheese
Strawberry cheesecake
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Post by: GoingNuts on August 15, 2012, 06:22:29 AM
Must get back to this and meals for the week after Labor Day.  To chaotic this summer!
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Post by: YouKnowWho on August 15, 2012, 06:38:50 AM
YouKnowWho, would this website work for you?  I'm not gluten free (although I have a good friend who is extremely intolerant of gluten) and use these recipes.  [url]http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/[/url]  The blogger cooks gluten free for her youngest daughter.


OMG I love you and I love her!

Thank you so much!!!  This is exactly what I have been looking for and can easily tweak for most of the members of the family (not to mention fitting in much better with the changes we have been aiming for in our lifestyle).

Off to lust some more...
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Post by: Mfamom on August 15, 2012, 02:23:04 PM
lol macabre, the plate in the last pic of tamalies is same pattern I had when dh and I first got our house!  I gave the plates and bowls to my brother, but I still have two bowls and coffee cups with that pattern.  LOL 
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Post by: GoingNuts on August 15, 2012, 06:29:10 PM
All the stress of the past few weeks has left me craving comfort food, but it's also left my stomach feeling not-so-hot.  I really wanted to dig in to some good old-fashioned mac and cheese, but knew all that fat would seriously aggravate my already flaring GERD.  I remembered seeing this recipe, so I gave it a shot.  I'll post the exact recipe, then will add how I would tweak it next time.  Keep in mind I halved it.

Creamy Mac and Four Cheeses

1 16 oz. box elbow mac
2 10 oz. pkgs. frozen pureed winter squash
2 cups low fat milk
1 1/3 cups grated extra sharp cheddar
2/3 cup grated monterey jack cheese
1/2  cup part skim ricotta
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 Tbsp. plain bread crumbs
2 Tbsps. grated parmagiano
1 tsp. olive oil

1.  Preheat oven to 375.  Coat 9 X 13 baking dish with cooking spray.

2.  Cook pasta according to directions.  Drain well, and transfer to baking dish.

3.  While pasta is cooking, place frozen squash and milk in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the squash until it defrosts.  Turn up the heat and cook until mixture is just simmering.

4.  Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the cheddar, jack, ricotta, cayenne, mustard and salt.  Pour mixture over pasta and mix thoroughly.

5.  Combine bread crumbs, parmagiano and olive oil and sprinkle over pasta.

6. Bake about 25 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.  Then broil for about 3 minutes until top is brown.

I doubled the cayenne and added some Frank's hot sauce in addition, but this was still a bit too sweet for me.  It would have been better had I been able to find extra sharp cheddar, but my grocery didn't have it.  I might actually use all extra sharp cheddar, and skip the jack cheese altogether. 

DS thought bacon crumbles would have been a good addition, but that would have defeated the purpose, LOL.  Some smoky poblano bits probably would be good too; maybe even a spinkle of smoked paprika to mix in with the cheese mixture.

Served with a black bean, tomato, yellow pepper and cucumber salad.  Pretty darned good.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: ajasfolks2 on August 17, 2012, 02:31:20 PM
Leftover Minestrone soup & cornbread.

Made pot of soup last night . . . have hidden the leftover cornbread or it won't make it to this evening!

I wanted to go to Whole Foods Paycheck today to get tons of veggies & fruit, but couldn't be gone from house for that long . . . my credit card will thank me, LOL!

Craving fried green tomatoes.   Or at least fried zucchini!

 8-)

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Post by: TabiCat on August 20, 2012, 09:45:42 PM
Grilled chicken and fresh spinich on whole wheat sandwiches with cucumber salad.
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Post by: GoingNuts on August 21, 2012, 05:06:43 PM
Tuna Pasta Salad.  Quick and easy during this chaotic week!
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Post by: Janelle205 on August 21, 2012, 08:52:13 PM
Turkey Cheese Sausages with peppers and onions, spinach pasta, steamed broccoli.
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Post by: eragon on August 22, 2012, 04:46:34 AM
last night

pork steaks in mustard sauce.

with new potatos and whole green beans.

i chop onions and mushrooms, fry them, then add the pork steaks until browned then add pork stock, white wine until steaks completely covered, add dijon mustard ,stir, and leave to simmer and reduce.

I cook the potatos with skins left on, and then crush them and use milk/soya free marge, and white pepper.

i never add marge to any other veg. never liked butter/loads of salt  on my veg!

my mum liked this dinner, and she is woman who is hard to please food wise.
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 04, 2012, 03:10:11 PM
Tonight:

An experiment.  Janelle version Enchiladas Suizas.

My brother really liked them at one of the local Mexican restaurants, so I've searched the internet, combined about 7 different recipes to be close to what he had and liked, and will be trying it out tonight.

Hopefully they will turn out ok.  I told him that my goal was not an exact copy, just something tasty, and he was ok with that.
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Post by: TabiCat on September 04, 2012, 03:15:23 PM
good LUCK :thumbsup:
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Post by: GoingNuts on September 04, 2012, 03:35:26 PM
Mmmmm, I love enchilada suizas.  I'll be over around 6.  ;)

Black bean/corn/tomato/cheese quesadillas tonight, with salad.

ETA:  With guacamole - how could I have forgotten that?
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 04, 2012, 08:03:00 PM
You should have come, goingnuts - we have tons of leftovers...which will be dinner tomorrow.

My notoriously particular brother thought they were delicious.  Have typed up the recipe so that my Mom can make them again for him.

They were pretty delicious.  DH went back home today, I'm staying a bit longer.  He is upset that he didn't get to try my new recipe.
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Post by: TabiCat on September 06, 2012, 06:14:46 PM
Taco soup tonight. :happydance:
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 06, 2012, 07:41:18 PM
Pasta with peppers and sausage.
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Post by: YouKnowWho on September 06, 2012, 07:49:03 PM
So the original menu included burgers on the grill, buttered potatoes and mixed veggies.

Which was fine until the paint on my grill decided to flake off all over my burgers  :rant:  And thankfully it did it at the end of season so we will be searching out a clearance model.

So Burger King it was, ugh.
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Post by: eragon on September 10, 2012, 01:00:28 PM
paprika chicken and rice.
yummy!
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 11, 2012, 05:01:04 PM
Chicken quesadillas with homemade corn salsa.
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Post by: GoingNuts on September 12, 2012, 06:09:55 AM
Eragon, how do you make your Paprika Chicken?  Polack that I am, I love paprika in everything.  I'm always looking for new recipes with it.  :)
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Post by: YouKnowWho on September 12, 2012, 09:16:12 AM
Tonight is veggie quesadillas and jicama salad.

Last night was homemade taco bowls so I had to find something to do with 40 gazillion corn tortillas.
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 12, 2012, 06:14:03 PM
Scallops florentine with herbed rice.
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 18, 2012, 12:10:10 PM
Slow cooker ham chowder and mini corn muffins with green chilies and cilantro.
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 19, 2012, 06:40:05 PM
Tuna noodle casserole, green beans, sliced kiwi, chocolate mint cheese fudge.
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 20, 2012, 03:50:54 PM
Roast turkey breast, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, pumpkin cream cheese layer cake.
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Post by: hk on September 20, 2012, 05:46:27 PM
Chicken Alfredo lasagne for dd and DH.  Baked potato and salad for me.
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Post by: hopechap on September 20, 2012, 07:22:51 PM
crockpot beef  cubes with tomatoes, jalapenos (canned), black beans, cumin, chili powder.  -- over rice. a good one.

kid in bed. mom to follow.
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 21, 2012, 06:33:44 PM
Turkey, ham & rice casserole, baby corn, cottage cheese, more pumpkin layer cake.
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Post by: becca on September 22, 2012, 04:28:12 PM
Going out for Thai with dh.  :D

Making burgers for the kids before we go.
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Post by: momma2boys on September 22, 2012, 06:58:56 PM
Made Mac n cheese in the crock pot, yummy!
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 22, 2012, 07:45:15 PM
Creamed turkey over biscuits, green beans, cottage cheese, last of the pumpkin layer cake.
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 24, 2012, 06:49:08 PM
Steak, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, rolls, pineapple cake.
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Post by: becca on September 25, 2012, 07:10:21 AM
I wish my kids would eat a pot of stew or casserole(mac and cheese, lasagna, etc...).  Sigh...  Getting hungry reading these.  Janelle, you sure cook up a storm everynight!  Wow!

Reading here for ideas.  getting bored with grilled protein and a pile of mesclun greens and 1/2 a sweet potato everynight. 

Last night was salmon, broccoli and butternut soup.  But ds gagged on the salmon(not sure why, but it was not the best salmon I ever purchased), sort of more fatty than usual.  Nobody but me liked the soup, sigh...  Dd loved the salmon, and filled up on bread after that and her broccoli. 

Sports practices wreak havoc on planning dinners and a pot of something everyone likes would be so helpful. 
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Post by: Mfamom on September 25, 2012, 09:56:03 AM
Janelle, your dinners sound so yummy!!!  I'm totally out of ideas for dinner.  Just so bored with same stuff. 
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 25, 2012, 11:16:38 AM
Thanks!

Since I've stopped working, cooking is how I keep myself busy.  DH usually comes home for lunch so I make him something then, and I really like to make up new recipes for dinner.

DH's lunch today: Southwestern vegetable soup and mini turkey salad sandwiches made with the leftover rolls from last night's dinner.

Dinner tonight: Turkey nachos - step-daughter requested that I make these over the weekend, and we need a quick meal because of her soccer practice tonight.
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Post by: hopechap on September 25, 2012, 08:20:31 PM
chicken pot pie from Amish country, salad -- greens from CSA and a last tomatoe. corn.


My goal is to get this healthier and veggier.
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Post by: YouKnowWho on September 26, 2012, 08:43:33 AM
Chopped lamb stew (meat has become more of a flavoring for multiple veggies) for most of the family.

Vegan mushroom stew for DH.
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Post by: hopechap on September 26, 2012, 12:03:25 PM
chicken marbella, sauteed kale, sweet potatoe
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Post by: GoingNuts on September 26, 2012, 03:45:45 PM
Wow, hopechap, I want to eat at your house this week!

Tonight is the traditional break fast dinner of bagels, lox, eggs, smoked fish and salads.

and don't forget the chocolate babka for dessert. :hiding:
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Post by: becca on September 26, 2012, 04:14:41 PM
That all sounds really yummy, GN! 

Have a good feast!
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Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on September 26, 2012, 05:27:46 PM
I hear ya Becca - my kids aren't picky but there are some things that they won't eat....my 12/ y/o really doesn't like soups  ~)

I try to make a couple of big meals and live off of them in different forms during those crazy sports weeks.
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Post by: becca on September 26, 2012, 05:38:57 PM
Last night, I made a lasagna.  Had a craving.  Ds tried it and thought it was ok.  Today, he loved having some for lunch(it is always better the second day, lol).  And he asked for some tonight.  I did not want to push my luck so served the kids something esle.  We'll see if it sticks, but at least he had a couple os small servings this time. 

Woohoo!  Dd will never like it.  Just doesn't do red sauce, sauces in general, or foods mixed together. 
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Post by: hopechap on September 26, 2012, 07:09:51 PM
huh. My son does not like lasagna either. pasta, sauce, whatza the problem? Geuss it is the mix. I ordered lasagna for his third birthday at my home and he told me after the party that he did not like the meal. Never forget him saying that to me exactly. 

Well, wrting it out helped - pulled together my chicken marbella meal. Will start planning tomorrow. 

What happened to McCobbre? Liked hearing her vegetarian fare (and everything else) And Ark gave us pictures and stirred the pot.  Are they still here?
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Post by: becca on September 27, 2012, 05:48:44 AM
McC is here.  Just not posting in this thread.
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Post by: GoingNuts on September 27, 2012, 06:29:53 AM
MomtoAD, it took younger son years to eat any soup other than matzoh ball or Campbell's tomato.  And my DH really doesn't like soups much either.  Me?  I could eat them 3 meals/day!

Becca, congrats on the lasagna victory.  I make a mean spinach lasagna, that was the thing that got both my kids to eat spinach.  Of course, they prefer it creamed.  Who doesn't?  ;)

GGA, I ate way too much last night.  Salad for lunch and dinner today for myself I think.  DH can have some leftovers.
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Post by: hopechap on September 27, 2012, 08:04:20 AM
Here is today's dinner goal:

vegetarian Minestrone
carrot curry

an odd combo -- but we need new things around here.
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Post by: YouKnowWho on September 27, 2012, 12:17:17 PM
My kids adore soup (though last night's stew was a bomb with everyone but my MIL and the dog).  It's a good thing too because they would starve otherwise.

Lasagna they blow hot and cold on - I make a lasagna casserole they will eat but true lasagna is a gamble.

Spaghetti is always a favorite here.

My biggest issue is with DS1 and any meat that is not sausage or ground beef because he hates chewing and doesn't do it well.



Stuffed acorn squash tonight and cucumbers in vinegar.
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 27, 2012, 04:07:05 PM
Luckily, my step-daughter will eat almost anything.  She does decent with soups (doesn't love them but will eat them), and will eat nearly any vegetable (though her Mom tells me she won't - I'm guessing the approach is different).  She likes my lasagna quite a bit - though mine doesn't have a red sauce - I do a vegetarian spinach alfredo lasagna.

I should get out my cameras and start taking pictures of some of my stuff - sometimes I do a pretty good job.

Tonight:
Lazy nacho pasta - meaning I'm taking a box of hamburger helper and making it with cooked diced turkey, black beans, onions, corn, and a bit of shredded pepper jack cheese instead of hamburger - unlike YKW's DS, I hate the texture of ground meat.
Baby carrots
Yogurt
Pineapple cake
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 28, 2012, 09:33:59 AM
Tonight:
Blackened beef filet, baked potatoes, steamed veggies, sliced kiwi, grapes.
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Post by: hopechap on September 28, 2012, 11:29:51 AM
never got to the minestrone, etc. got home with the groceries and kid at 6 and decided I really DID want to go to a friend who has a boutique's 'meet the artist' party at her store. DH took boy for sushi and I bought some earrings and a picture -- a humble night of soup became an expense extravaganza.  So with pretty earrings on I will resume today with the minestrone. 

and it is raining today, so all the better.
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Post by: twinturbo on September 28, 2012, 04:06:24 PM
My dinner tonight is coffee. I don't even really like coffee.
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Post by: GoingNuts on September 28, 2012, 04:10:15 PM
More break fast leftovers.  I think they may be multiplying in my fridge.  We don't seem to making a dent in them, LOL.
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Post by: MaryM on September 28, 2012, 04:33:11 PM
I usually make homemade pizza dough on Fridsys and then dairy free pizza for the kids and regular for DH & myself.  The kids did not want pizza, DH is away on business so the kids opted for tofu filled ravioli (thank you Whole Foods freezer section!) and I'm having garlic balsamic chicken with broccoli & rice (DH & kids do not like it so I rarely make it...I cannot wait to eat  ;D
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Post by: hopechap on September 28, 2012, 06:38:06 PM
my good veggie dinner deferred again. too unfun for friday. pizza on way to house. veggies getting wilty in fridge.
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Post by: YouKnowWho on September 29, 2012, 10:30:28 AM
my good veggie dinner deferred again. too unfun for friday. pizza on way to house. veggies getting wilty in fridge.

With DH going vegan, I have veggies in meals daily LOL 

My biggest struggle is that he is following a diet plan that doesn't allow for oil to be used so I have had to work around that.   I have been creating batches of soups that can be frozen but many of our meals are predominately veggies with a place where I can add meat in for the rest of the family.

My kids are not old enough to have a vote that counts though :)  To an extent but not "the" vote if that makes sense.  I still have to cook with them in mind though.

Last night was butternut squash soup with apples (and several wounds thanks to the ultra sharp knife needed) with fish and corn on the side.

Tonight is leftovers because I am manning a pie throwing booth LOL
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 29, 2012, 11:16:23 AM
YKW, could you use a crock pot to make things easier for you?  Throw a soup for DH in the crock pot in the morning, and then make whatever you want for everyone else?

Does he do potatoes?  You could do baked potatoes with a veggie chili for him and a meaty chili for everyone else.  Just trying to think of some things that would be easier.
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Post by: YouKnowWho on September 29, 2012, 12:54:30 PM
I was actually thumbing through a crockpot recipe book for the rest of us as a result.  I figure if I have 2-3 soups made per week and freeze in individual portions we will be good to go in regards to variety.  I just need to come up with a few more recipes that I can do this with LOL

He can tolerate some beans (ie a can in a big soup), is not big on tomato products, dairy and soy are out and balks at other sources of protein.  He can do potatoes and lots of other things though.  I just need to come up with recipes.

I will give him this, he is sticking to this diet for the most part.  Today he knew his limits and went to Burger King.  We are going on week 4 and he has been faithful for the most part.  But given past issues, I didn't build up a stockpile because he got turned off. 

He is ummm, pleased with the laxative effect and hasn't been dying from bloating or starvation which other plans have brought on  :misspeak:

And I do incorporate the higher veggie content into our diet because I think it is definitely needed but I refuse to skip oil (though I have cut down on dairy more for allergy reasons).  We will be fine once we get into our rhythm.
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 30, 2012, 05:02:38 PM
Italian beef sandwiches, mac and cheese, baby carrots and celery, sliced kiwi.
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Post by: hopechap on October 01, 2012, 01:53:59 PM
dried green peas, a TBLSP of miso, water, a bay leaf -- some carrots -- easy, easy soup in crockpot. Add fresh parsely or dill at end and serve with melted cheese on  baguette rounds
a super easy soup supper my dh loves. (with YKW in mind here) .

Tonight - mex chicken in crock pot
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Post by: YouKnowWho on October 01, 2012, 02:38:16 PM
:)  Thank you hopechap!

We are under a tornado warning with lots of ehhh, rainy weather.  Perfect day for veggie soup with quinoa on the side.
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Post by: Janelle205 on October 02, 2012, 05:53:24 PM
Lunch for DH today was: Nachos with leftover blackened beef filet, white and green onions, and roasted red bell peppers.  Celery and a banana.

Dinner for DH and step-daughter (not safe for me - beyond my tomato tolerance): Spaghetti with tomato sauce with onions and ground turkey.  Garlic bread.  Cottage cheese and grapes.

For me, leftover Italian beef sandwich.  It's the meal that keeps on giving - the roast that I cooked for it was HUGE.  Thinking I'm going to have to freeze some.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 02, 2012, 09:33:27 PM
what is white and green onions?  I mean, I know what a white onion is and I have always been a little confused about green onions (do you mean scallions?) But it sounds like a side dish the way you listed it, Janelle ....?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 02, 2012, 10:28:36 PM
Was probably a little unclear - I put both chopped white onion and green onion (scallions) on the nachos.
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Post by: hopechap on October 03, 2012, 12:52:51 PM
oooohhhh :dunce:  I geuss I could have figured that out.


I think I'll torture my son with a green night.

green soup
green spaghetti

green tea ice cream
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Post by: Janelle205 on October 04, 2012, 04:28:19 PM
Special treat for step-daughter tonight: Spaghetti Tacos.  Probably just going to do baby carrots, cottage cheese, and sliced kiwi as sides.  Leftovers and a baked potato for me.
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Post by: Mfamom on October 04, 2012, 05:33:09 PM
what is spaghetti tacos? 

really hungry for something good, but can't figure out what to make.  rainy and blah here
and 6:30pm lol
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 04, 2012, 07:56:22 PM
Spaghetti Tacos = literally, spaghetti with meat sauce in a hard taco shell.

They're shown relatively frequently on the tv show iCarly.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 04, 2012, 08:27:43 PM
oooohhhh :dunce:  I geuss I could have figured that out.


I think I'll torture my son with a green night.

green soup
green spaghetti

green tea ice cream
do you have a good source of safe green tea ice cream?  Ooooooh, how I would love that!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 04, 2012, 10:52:45 PM
Not really. I went from purist -- Breyers only to reckless eat anything without peanuts directly in it.

BUT

I had killer (not in the bad ana. way) green tea ice cream that was homemade with some matcha powder.  Just get out the ole cuisinart ic maker and give it a whirl.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 05, 2012, 06:43:27 AM
Where did you get your matcha from?  I've got my Cuisinart canister in the freezer...  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on October 05, 2012, 04:19:33 PM
Why are my vegan meals multi-pot extravaganzas that take two hours to complete and our eaten without a word of thanks?  Not to mention leave me hungry 20 minutes later...

DH had the balls to complain that we never eat until 7 but rarely lifts a hand to help with kids, cooking, homework, etc.  And to really make it fun, often unleashes Em on me.

Mama is going on strike.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on October 05, 2012, 06:41:35 PM
YKW  - lady, we've said it before you're too nice :grouphug:

I went to Sam's Club w/my mom so we had pizzas I picked up there and leftover salad...ds#1 wasn't here - at a friend's football game- so we have tons left over - no brainer for lunch tomorrow! ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 05, 2012, 08:10:35 PM
Tonight was roast chicken, mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, steamed veggies, and cookies and cream yogurt for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 06, 2012, 06:52:50 PM
Why are my vegan meals multi-pot extravaganzas that take two hours to complete and our eaten without a word of thanks?  Not to mention leave me hungry 20 minutes later...



this is one of the big reasons why I am scared to go vegan. much easier to throw a lump of flesh in oven. and the one vegan crockpot dish I made was truly awful .. the vegan restaurant in nearby town is sooo good. so its not impossible.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 07, 2012, 12:19:54 AM
Tonight was creamed chicken on biscuits, steamed veggies, sliced kiwi, and cottage cheese.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 07, 2012, 04:43:55 PM
Tonight: Baked potatoes with chili, sour cream, cheese, and green onions. Grapes and sliced kiwi.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 07, 2012, 05:20:48 PM
We are having the coconut chicken curry, shared in crock pot thread.   I have tasted the sauce, and I think my spices are old.  There is not matching the fresh roasted and ground spices of authentic Indian food anyway, and my spices were at least a few years old, lol.  But it is fine.  still an hour to go, rice is simmerring. 

Kids will have Perdue cutlets and rice, lol,  and broccoli.  They would never try curry.  Dd would not even come look and smell!  Sensory overload witht he aroma in the house anyway, so she would not get too close. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on October 08, 2012, 06:45:33 AM
I want to try curry so badly.  Afraid it will go over like a lead brick.  And because I have never had it (to the best of my knowledge), I am not sure if I could season to taste correctly.

So the cabbage rolls were tasty but a pain in the butt to assemble.  Probably because I didn't have savoy cabbage but just green cabbage.

Made peppers and onions with a bit of sausage, combined with noodles for the kids and spaghetti squash for the adults.  That was good!  My body is craving some protein.

I have more sauce leftover and noodles.  Debating on getting another squash today...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 08, 2012, 12:04:39 PM
YKW, that one I posted would be a good start, but try to find a gourmet blended curry, not the bottle at the regular grocery store.  Fresh ginger is great in curries.  It would be a great one if you are not used to heavy spice that can be in traditional Indian food.  The coconut milk smooths the edge off the intense flavors.  Curry can be an aquired taste.  I am guessing the bad reviews were from people used to more authentic curries and all the rave reviews were folks who just enjoyed it for what is was.  A very east crock pot curry.  Curry is usually time consuming when done fresh, so this is a good shortcut and decent result. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 08, 2012, 05:15:51 PM
Fettuccine with creamy pumpkin spinach sauce, garlic bread, clementines and grapes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 08, 2012, 07:17:30 PM
Oh a mix of Amish lamb cubes with rice, pine nuts (son ok with them), spinach, carrot and turnip and onion. It pleased my son. so good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on October 10, 2012, 11:21:13 PM
Vegetarian Cowboy Stew!!

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/28823D14-B696-4B70-B624-669CDE0E2609-2758-0000031DBBD4F7C2_zpsf2ea55d0.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 11, 2012, 08:24:12 AM
ooooh, that looks yummy.  Heartburn inducing for me, but yummy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on October 11, 2012, 01:58:12 PM
What's for dinner?  Anything but beef.

I think I'm going to do some chicken, and pasta in a white sauce.

I'm really missing beef.  But, with the recall still expanding all the time, I'm not buying any.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 11, 2012, 07:18:48 PM
What recall?  All I've been hearing about down here is the peanut one.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 15, 2012, 09:27:22 PM
http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/vegetarian-recipes/crockpot-quinoa-red-lentil-stew.php

I made the above soup in the crockpot and served it with sardine sandwiches with onion and mustard.

It was good !
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 16, 2012, 08:35:58 PM
For DH and step daughter: Breakfast for dinner - scrambled eggs with corned beef and onions, hash browns, toast with pumpkin butter, strawberries and bananas.

Ham and cheese sandwich for me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on October 16, 2012, 10:52:12 PM
What recall?  All I've been hearing about down here is the peanut one.


http://inspection.gc.ca/food/consumer-centre/food-safety-investigations/xl-foods/recalled-products/eng/1347948154750/1347948313776

Click on any of the stores listed and it will pop up a list of what was sold in that store that is recalled. 

The plant has been closed since September 27, yet the recall was expanded again today.   ???
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on October 16, 2012, 10:56:34 PM
Tomorrow I have to remember to make some hamburger buns.  (Not for hamburgers, lol.)

We tried pulled pork from M&M.  Jim kept trying to tell me about pulled pork and how good it is, so when he saw it he bought it.  When I went to make it, I noticed it's chipotle, which he's not extremely fond of.  However, we both really enjoyed it.  Elmo said he'd rather have it on a bun instead of on potatoes....so, I'm making buns and that's what we'll have tomorrow.

Not sure yet what I'll do with it.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 17, 2012, 12:54:04 AM
SilverLining, my family really likes pulled pork pizza.  I put it on a loaf of split french bread or even garlic bread, top with some mozzarella, and bake in the oven until it is hot and the cheese is melty.  Super easy and goes over really well with anyone I have served it to.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on October 17, 2012, 08:25:48 AM
That sounds delicious Janelle.  I may try it that way next time.

I already have the bread machine running, and the dough I make for buns is different then the dough I make for french stick.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on October 17, 2012, 09:38:41 AM
We do pulled pork mini pizzas on English muffins topped with cheddar cheese.  That makes me want to go a pound of pulled pork from our local BBQ place.

Tonight's dinner is spaghetti squash with spicy lentil sauce.  Thinking it might go over like a ton of bricks with the kids though they did like the spaghetti squash with tomato sauce, peppers and onions and they like lentil soup.  We'll see....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 17, 2012, 03:51:37 PM
Salmon, Rice, Salad.  Nothing too ambitious, feeling pretty blah today.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on October 22, 2012, 12:09:43 PM
Tonight, home made baked beans and french stick bread.

On the weekend, we bought some marble loaf cakes (peanut free logo) at Costco.  We'll eat the last one for desert tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 22, 2012, 06:59:40 PM
Cod, and oven roasted veggies and potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on October 23, 2012, 05:40:06 PM
per the birthday boy's wishes

Parmesan tilapia, roasted potatoes, asparagus
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 23, 2012, 08:33:37 PM
Chicken and noodles, carrots, fresh pineapple, yogurt.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MacabreAtTheAppleStore on October 23, 2012, 09:02:52 PM
Oh I hope he has a lovely birthday MomtoAD!! Sounds like a lovely dinner. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 24, 2012, 07:17:28 PM
Mexican take out.  Because after the day that I have had today, I'm pretty sure that if I tried to turn the oven on, the house would burn down.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 25, 2012, 10:30:14 AM
Good for you Janelle.  Hope your night went better than the rest of the day.

LAst night was pasta with chick peas, tomatoes, asparagus, mushrooms - basically cleaning out the fridge.

Tonight will be chili for DH and DS (who will be stopping here en route to visit another friend @ school) and chicken soup for me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 25, 2012, 11:57:59 AM
If anyone deserves a take-out night it is Janelle! 

Tonight, I think Spaghetti Bolognese. Because it is that kind of day.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: eragon on October 25, 2012, 01:22:59 PM
quick rumage in the freezer, one pack chicken thighs and so TA DA!
chicken provencale.

well, my version.

roughly chop red onions, peppers. throw in large dish, add vine tomatos, on vine, and whole cloves of garlic (throw them in while shouting at the kids) add can drained black olives, then drop chicken on top. add fresh or dried basil, olive oil, blasamic vinegar (how very 90s of me) salt , pepper, etc.
slam in oven.
serve with pasta , and salad. if you can be bothered, garlic bread, but i am not bothered so wont.

there you go dinner done.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 26, 2012, 09:39:06 AM
Red lentil soup, simmering now.  Indian spiced, so I stink, and so does my house, lol.  Figured I would cook before I shower.   we have had hectic sports weeks of late and I am craving fresh veggie-ish foods.  Also chopped some celery and broccoli for dipping and snacking. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 29, 2012, 09:43:59 AM
lamb stew for comfort during the storm.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on November 05, 2012, 03:55:17 PM
Veggie stew with a side of meat for the carnivores :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on November 05, 2012, 04:08:54 PM
chili and cornbread :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 05, 2012, 05:44:08 PM
Spinach lasagna.  Was supposed to be with a salad, but my greens turned to slime overnight.  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on November 05, 2012, 06:08:24 PM
Minestrone soup & cornbread.

Cannot WAIT until the (safe) Halloween candy is all consumed.

Ugh.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on November 06, 2012, 02:22:27 PM
pork roast, sweet potato fries and a green veggie (asparagus or broccoli - not sure which...)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Ra3chel on November 06, 2012, 04:06:14 PM
I don't know. Cookies. Desperation. Vodka.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 06, 2012, 05:03:44 PM
Beef stew.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on November 06, 2012, 05:06:38 PM
Turkey tacos for the kids & DH.  Turkey & 3 bean chili for me. No one else will eat Chili. Oh well, more for me!  I made corn bread today - I've never made it before!  It is egg free but since the kids can have baked dairy I used milk!  Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on November 06, 2012, 07:11:55 PM
I don't know. Cookies. Desperation. Vodka.


Snort

Laugh



(Not)

 :smooch:

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 07, 2012, 07:44:05 PM
Salmon teriyaki, stir fried veggies, rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on November 08, 2012, 12:03:10 AM
Steak, baked potatoes, steamed veggies.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on November 08, 2012, 06:02:09 AM
Chicken marsala over spaghetti squash with raw spinach.

Greek skillet dinner leftovers for DS1.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on November 09, 2012, 12:42:43 PM
Pretty funny, scanning above and my plan is almost exactly what Mary did a few nights ago.  Turkey tacos for kids, and chili for me and dh.  Only 2 beans, and a combo of ground turkey and stew beef.  I will be freezing some.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on November 09, 2012, 12:43:05 PM
If only I remember to use half of what I freeze. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: TabiCat on November 12, 2012, 08:28:35 PM
Tuna Noodle  :misspeak:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on November 12, 2012, 09:18:07 PM
Pumpkin Gnocchi (Target's Archer Farms--no, I didn't call, YIMMV) with an amazing mushroom cream sauce.  And broccoli. 

Wowza.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on November 13, 2012, 07:21:18 AM
LOL Tabi - do your kids have trouble pronouncing casserole like mine does?

Last night was Progresso soup night.  I felt miserable and didn't want to even make the hamburger run.

Tonight I think it will be chicken and roasted butternut squash.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: twinturbo on November 14, 2012, 07:39:42 PM
I'm thinking of trying these gluten free dumplings. http://www.asiandumplingtips.com/asian-dumpling-basics/

We haven't made any since DS2's anaphylactic reaction to barley. Now I have to play the fun game which allergen do I choose a shared line and/or facility with for the dough ingredients. I need a game show wheel of allergens to whirl.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CMdeux on December 02, 2012, 08:17:50 PM
Hot dogs and colesaw.  Because it's December and the sun sets.... er.... about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, thankyouverymuch,  but we will shake our collective family fist at the lack of daylight and eat summer food anyway.

Buns made, now roasting the hotdogs on convection.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on December 06, 2012, 06:14:14 AM
quick rumage in the freezer, one pack chicken thighs and so TA DA!
chicken provencale.

well, my version.

roughly chop red onions, peppers. throw in large dish, add vine tomatos, on vine, and whole cloves of garlic (throw them in while shouting at the kids) add can drained black olives, then drop chicken on top. add fresh or dried basil, olive oil, blasamic vinegar (how very 90s of me) salt , pepper, etc.
slam in oven.

serve with pasta , and salad. if you can be bothered, garlic bread, but i am not bothered so wont.

there you go dinner done.
I LOVE READING YOUR POSTS!  You really should write (in all of your spare time)....this is what I am going to do tonight for dinner - I have chicken quarters thawed and NO ideas in my head.

The chicken was supposed to be dinner last night but we picked up pizza b/c we didn't get home until 6 from the minute clinic w/the sickie.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CMdeux on December 06, 2012, 05:11:29 PM
Last night was pizza. 

(Homemade-- made extra dough when I made buns earlier in the week, and let it age in the fridge, which gives it a nice tang), topped with

a can of tomato paste,

mozarella cheese (remains of bag, anyway)

can of sliced olives

the non-moldy half of a sweet onion, sliced thin

the remaining (are we sensing a theme, here?) two tbs of bacon crumbles

the remaining parmesan cheese.

15 min at 450 F on the pizza stone... yum.

Tonight?

Um.... mystery enchiladas?  Maybe pizza, or hot dogs.  No, just the hot dogs.  Didn't make any buns.  Don't plan to.  Went to Trader Joe's and got flatbread.  I think that we have cabbage. 

Cabbage-and-quinoa  enchiladas probably would NOT be a big hit, I'm thinking.

 :coffee:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on December 06, 2012, 06:53:03 PM
While hubby took kids to swim workout, I made double batch of manicotti

and broccoli  :evil:  on the side.   


If I have doo-doo together tomorrow night, will make sweet potato enchilladas.  (All from scratch, except that I do use store bought flour tortillas.)  Black beans to go with.


Think I'm going to grab a couple turkey breasts and roast in slow oven overnight Sunday into Monday to have meat for turkey noodle soup or other turkey cass (tettrazini?  sp?)

My nightly cooking forays need to produce food for at least *3* nights -- not so easy with big man and 2 voracious teens in house!!


Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on December 06, 2012, 06:55:27 PM
If I can just get soup made, son would LOVE some potato skins (like the TGIFriday kind) homemade.
The 2 together might fill him (add other veggies and fruit).

And bread with bread machine.  (Zo, don't fail me now!!) 

Boy are my kids getting cooking lessons this fall!!!


(whew!)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 04, 2013, 06:21:04 PM
I made a quiche tonight.  I've never made a quiche before (the egg allergy might have something to do with that).

Obviously, I didn't eat it, but it was a hit.  Bacon, onions and cheese.  Step-daughter ate two pieces and said it was a "Number 1 good time".
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on January 10, 2013, 05:06:21 PM
Tonight: Mushroom burgers and sweet potato fries

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mushroom-burgers/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=mushroom%20burger&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: TabiCat on January 10, 2013, 05:31:42 PM
Age old question what's for dinner ?  But I have no answers.

Not that we don't have food we do but I'm comeing up short of inspiration.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 11, 2013, 06:57:07 AM
Mmmmm, those mushroom burgers look great!

Janelle, I love quiche.  Not exactly waist-line friendly food, but right up there with mac and cheese as ultimate comfort food.   I often make it with spinach to sooth my conscience.  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momma2boys on January 11, 2013, 07:11:51 AM
Oh, gn, I have a healthy quiche recipe that I have to send you.  It is so good!  Spinach and you can use turkey bacon, but the person who made it and gave me the recipe used shrimp.  Yumm!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momma2boys on January 11, 2013, 07:16:48 AM
http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/spinach-quiche-55546.aspx

Here you go, use low fat cheese, double the eggs, and use either shrimp or turkey bacon to make it healthier.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on January 11, 2013, 01:23:47 PM
Tonight we are having steak, baked potatos and a veggie!  Neither child has had steak before so its a big day here!  They've had ground beef so steak should be fine!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 11, 2013, 03:52:40 PM
Yum, Momma2 - sometimes I made it without a crust to make it a little less fattening as well.  :misspeak:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 11, 2013, 05:08:26 PM
I made a quiche earlier this week.  Loaded it with so much broccoli and spinach(as well as some ham, onions and cheese) that it overflowed.  It was good.  I make egg muffins that are basically crustless quiche.  The crust(refined carbs plus fat) is the most unhealthy part if you otherwise load it with veggies.  I also use milk, not cream.  I sometimes cut back on yolks as well. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on January 11, 2013, 05:35:26 PM
I love quiche but kids are allergic to eggs no DH doesn't care for it.

We had steak tonight - both kids like it!  Next time I will get filet ( we had NY strip) bc I think they will like the texture better.  DS has to have his on the well done side for now.  So excited for next week when we take DH out for his bday!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on January 13, 2013, 11:00:21 AM
if you like quiche you'll like a frittata...crustless quiche basically....I make these to use up leftover meat/roasted veggies/potatoes...very yummy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on January 13, 2013, 10:31:03 PM
Hello everyone.
 :bye:

We have finally begun our New Years plan with a week long diet that eliminated all top 8. And includes a green drink in the morning (ghastly thing of bunches of kale, parsely, etc). -- In two days my nostrils cleared and my hideous snoring has subsided. 2 days ! Not sure what causes the congestion -- but no wheat or dairy and minimal sugar really helps. So tonight I had Roast chicken, Ykon gold potatoes mashed but no milk added, asparagus and salad. We started with an avocado and cucumber frappe. I had a spoonful of black currant kanten.

Wish me luck in keeping this up. I want this to be my healthy year ! But man, those green drinks...not yet addicted.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 14, 2013, 06:14:47 AM
Good luck Hopechapel!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 14, 2013, 03:50:07 PM
Muffin tin nachos - because I'm tired. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on January 14, 2013, 04:44:27 PM
beef stew (crockpot) and homemade biscuits
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on January 14, 2013, 09:50:27 PM
Oh, I have been so good.

Green drink of the day: cucumber, spinach, avocado, banana

dinner: Vegetable/chicken stirfry with asparagus, cabbage, etc.
            collard greens  :happydance:

dessert: fried asian pears
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 15, 2013, 09:59:49 AM
Hopechapel, is this a doc prescribed elimination, or one on your own?  I wonder if it is the same one my friend asked me to do with her?  Green smoothies were very much a part of the plan.  She is gluten free anyway.  I am diabetic.  I have to watch fruit sugars, and beans spike my BG, if not combined with a non-carb protein.  I just did not think I could do it and be satisfied.  I would have to avoid the quantities of legumes, and grains.  But it was intriguing! 

I am mulling over adding some smoothie into my routine.  Yum, lol!  She makes her kids and dh have one twice a week.  her dd told me it is awful, and my friend says her dh told her it smells like dead people. 

Good luck! 

That avocado one sounds okay, though.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on January 15, 2013, 11:14:37 AM
Becca - this is not a doc prescribed diet. However, I did visit a respected- in- the -fringe circles "healer" of sorts, who advised, among other things, no beef (lamb, chicken turkey ok), no dairy, gluten, sugar, fruit -- and 2x a day chlorophyll. I did his program for one month and felt much better but then events in my life -- like my fam. going to court for guardianship of my 96 yr old mother - and fighting my brother on this -- well, lets say cake and wine were necessary. And the death of two major people in our universe --- Well I am giving you TMI and my excuses -- so I have not revisited since last January.

I started more gently -- I need the fruit (and some beef) to begin with. I am influenced by Kris Karr 's books and website (Crazy Sexy Diet) and an e-book cleanse I bought from Rebecca Wood of Be Nourished.  I do think that the only tolerable way to drink a green drink is to include banana  or apple. UNLESS you do nice savory ones with avocado. A good one :  1 avocado, 1/2 bunch spinach, 1 bunch cilantro, 1 tomato, 2 scallions, 1/2 jalapeno, juice of one lime, salt. These taste a little like a nice gazpacho. I enjoy these rather than just having a chore. Truly - how else can one down this amount of green? Vitamix is expensive -- but a justifiable reason for using a charge card.  You can avoid legumes and whole grains by doing Paleo diet. ( EVen I think the supposition that we should eat like cavemen - a little silly) -- but that diet emphasizes meat and veg. no grains or beans.

I have also renounced coffee. Both my husband and I feel immensely better. But our mood last weekend was just awful.  Caffeine withdrawal and just the bleakness of not having coffee makes me cry. BUT I have been having terrible bowel problems, overweight, aching -- and this has really helped.  Presto! helped.

And, I have to add -- camels milk is supposedly good for diabetics. Some camels milk has been in the mix too.  PRICEY stuff. Risky - pasteurization issues -- but have to add it in here -- however, the CM was not part of this last January, nor were the super green drinks. I was drinking some "liquid chlorophyll" from the healthfood store mixed with water. Minty, not offensive -- but not compelling either. I am wondering if I am more wheat-sensitive than I ever realized.  Not sure EXACTLY what is making the big difference -- but something is.

I am envious that your friend got her child to drink one. Mine would not even do one spoonful in exchange for a hot chocolate chip cookie (and I did not eat one). I wish I could get this in him -- but no self-respecting nine year old would agree to this.

Tonights dinner? I am going to eat out at the Vegan restaurant - boys fending for themselves.
green drink - avocado, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice -- feh.  :disappointed: ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 15, 2013, 11:40:08 AM
Thanks Hope. 

I think I will spring for the vitamix.  Dh did not balk at all when I mentioned it and seems game to try smoothies as "medicine" lol.  Something is better than nothing.

I do visit a diabetes forum and many there eat Paleo-ish, low carb-high fat diet.  Atkins-ish.  They tend to cite a diabetes guru, but it all eliminates all refined carbs, all sugar, most fruit, and is focused on meats, fish, eggs, veggies, nuts, healthy oils, including organic, cold pressed coconut oil.  But it seems so extreme.  I have such a hard time wrapping my head around eating so much fat!  They swear it has helped their cholesterol and triglycerides. 

The smoothie/vegan diets actually seem more balanced and include such a wide variety of fresh, whole foods i think are good for us. 

I can eat some legumes, but not the quantities needed to boost my protein to what I need to feel energetic and sated.  I also have lots of aches and pains, so I always wonder if I should try to do a diet of elimination simply to see if it may be my diet.  Since I have multiple inflammatory conditions, I bet it would help.  I do try to be mindful of things, but it is not the same as truly committing to the diet and eliminating sugars and refined foods entirely.  I find I always fall off on weekends, or if we travel or visit family etc...  Then i am slow to get back to neign "good."

Like you, with your stresses.  I have gained 10 solid pounds since my dad died almost a year ago. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on January 15, 2013, 01:27:52 PM
Last night a curry that was a but too hot, even for me. It was great for lunch though. I added some sour cream.

It was a yummy combination:
Potatoes
Garbanzos
Carrots
Poblano
Red bell pepper
Coconut milk
Yogurt.
Craisins

The yogurt and coconut were added when trying to cool it down and turn down the bitterness.


No idea about tonight. DS was to have theatre until 5:00 and choreography theatre rehearsal at 7.  He was just going to walk across the street to the coffee shop to do homework and then to the pizza place for dinner. DH and I were going to a school meeting that's been moved now.

So idk.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 15, 2013, 02:01:50 PM
McC, what do you use for your curry part of it? 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on January 15, 2013, 02:35:27 PM
Becca - get that machine. We can have a what did you green drink today thread !  Rebecca Woods cleansing diet (ebook on her website) eliminated top 8 allergens -- not a true and thorough elimination diet -- but a decent start. I am wondering if I have food sensitivites afterall - I did produce an FA child with asthma.  My sister thinks that if I had not been the farm baby - rolling in the mud with my pig and being pecked on the forehead by rooster - I would have been allergic too .

If you HATE the drinks you can make nice veggie soups with the vitamix.  :yes:.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 15, 2013, 02:59:29 PM
Here is the site my friend sent to me. 

http://www.nourishingmeals.com/p/elimination-diet.html

Maybe you will find some good smoothie recipes.  I saw a salmon quinoa burger one I want to try.  LOL, RECIPE, not a smoothie, hehe.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 16, 2013, 06:13:33 PM
I feel bad about this after all the healthy stuff that everyone else has posted...

Steak
Creamed spinach mashed potatoes
Steamed mixed veggies
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on January 16, 2013, 10:28:04 PM
I love your dinners Janelle205. And I only get to read them.

Just add a glass of green pond water and you can be healthy too  :P

I had beef stew and a salad tonight.

(I'll post my green drinks in Beccas new thread)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on January 16, 2013, 10:31:04 PM
Spinach pie. Comfort food for DS!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 17, 2013, 08:37:49 AM
Yum, McC!

We had pork tenderloin last night, dh and I had baked sweet potato and salad greens, and kids had baked russets and steamed broccoli.

Tonight, I think I will make the leftover into an Asian noodle bowl sort of thing of thing for dh and I.   With Shiritaki noodles.  Very low carb.  I have veggies in the fridge all washed and ready to chop.  did that earlier this week, to snack on them.  Broccoli is even cut.  And I have broth with mire pois and a touch of chicken I set aside when I made chicken noodle soup for the rest of the family the other night.  So, it will come together quickly.  I had a salmon burger and greens that night. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on January 17, 2013, 11:35:31 AM
All three kids (ages 2-7) ask for pond scum periodically.  We drink "juiced" Mean Greens (I did it for a week, DH did it for three - nothing but Mean Greens, oy the gas and crankiness).

Now DH is on to a low carb/high fat diet  ~)  I attempted to dabble, will go back to my everything in moderation and no soda diet. 

Hamburgers with sauteed mushrooms (we do bunless burgers due to DS1's and MIL's gluten issues/allergies)
Smashed Cauliflower
Zucchini and yellow squash
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 17, 2013, 02:13:14 PM
I wish I likes smashed/mashed cauliflower.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on January 17, 2013, 08:42:16 PM
lamb chop
stir fry veggies (bok choy,carrots,snow peas, mushrooms)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on January 18, 2013, 09:03:46 PM
Tomatoes stuffed with mushrooms, shallots, fennel, sour cream, bread crumbs and parm.

Braised Brussels sprouts with Dijon cream sauce

Plain Yukon Golds.

We had our protein earlier in the day.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on January 19, 2013, 08:27:57 PM
butternut squash soup made with coconut milk,tomatoes, hot pepper flakes, cilantro
Lebanese rice and lamb
Kale salad.

twas good. I made it for the fam. who took my son skiing today. My child is a ski orphan.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 19, 2013, 09:02:22 PM
Made up a casserole using chopped turkey breast, steamed broccoli, a little cheese sauce, and the leftover creamed spinach mashed potatoes.  Vaguely shepherd's pie like.

DH and dsd destroyed it.  They were disappointed there wasn't more.

I'm just happy that I used up some leftovers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 20, 2013, 04:45:47 PM
Bacon Onion Quiche for the non-allergic.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on January 20, 2013, 04:53:02 PM
Something warm and cozy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on January 20, 2013, 06:17:20 PM
Pot roast...beef pot roast!  I swear we are all going to gain 20lbs now that DS can eat beef!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on January 20, 2013, 09:40:57 PM
Smitten Kitchen pork chops
salad

made miso soup - too late - my dessert - breakfast tomorrow for the skiers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 22, 2013, 07:18:02 PM
Corned beef, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and carrots.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on January 24, 2013, 10:53:04 AM
turkey meatloaf witrh veggie add-ins, asparagus, salad
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 24, 2013, 06:04:52 PM
Chickem drumsticks, sweet potato, green smoothie.  ;D  Kids had bread and pineapple with their dinners.  Dd tasted the smoothie for $1.  Gagged.  Ds would not even do it for $1.  It was pretty good.  A bit like V8 or salsa.  But green.  Baby spinach was mild.  Figured we would start easy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Ra3chel on January 29, 2013, 08:27:24 PM
Vicodin.  :hiding:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on January 29, 2013, 10:13:54 PM
Yikes. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 30, 2013, 07:42:07 AM
Last night, split pea soup with ham, added some pureed Kale and it was not noticeable, except for a wonderful deep color in the soup, lol.  Lots of leftovers...

Served with fresh baked Pillsbury french loaf(lol) for the kids dinner with turkey leftover for them.  They will not eat pea soup.  green beans for them, and spring mix greens for Mom and Dad. 

I need to get out the bread machine in time to make healthier fresh bread now and again for the kids.  Sadly, when i spend all day making a big stew or soup for dh and I(of course I offer it to the kids, but...), I end up giving them quick foods or leftover items that night.  But I crave some yummy food they hate now and again.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 30, 2013, 02:14:18 PM
Tonight: Homemade sloppy joe, steamed veggies, fresh fruit, and cottage cheese.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 30, 2013, 05:50:07 PM
Becca, I love split pea soup so much, but for the past several years it has given me awful reflux.  I was drooling reading your post!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 30, 2013, 06:23:28 PM
No reflux here, but let's just say it is best I eat it when I will be alone or in the privacy of my own home. :hiding:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on February 03, 2013, 03:14:24 PM
Whatever we-deem-safe-for-our-family's-food-allergies "football food" (meaning high-salt, pre-made crap and some homemade appetizers) . . .

and homemade apple crisp with homemade icecream.

GAK on the "crap"  (taquitos, etc.)  but I'll overdose on the desserts, TYVM.

(Um, and Shiner for the adults.  NICE new spring brew, BTW . . . )

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hezzier on February 03, 2013, 03:36:34 PM
I made Chili...this recipe.  Even the kids love it.


http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/02/22/my-favorite-chili-recipe/
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 03, 2013, 04:05:25 PM
Turkey pasta salad, deviled eggs, fresh fruit.

Baked potato for me.

Thinking about a caramel peanut butter banana quesadilla for dessert.  We'll see.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on February 03, 2013, 06:23:24 PM
OK, I did much lower fat stuff for those who will eat (yeah, me only) . . . steamed asian dumplings with brussel sprouts and

ginger-wasabi concoction.

YUMMY!!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on February 03, 2013, 07:26:54 PM
Cowboy stew.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 03, 2013, 08:55:51 PM
Mushroom ravioli Pomodoro, salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 06, 2013, 06:41:06 PM
Chicken Parmesan.  Smart taste pasta, green beans.  Kids had plain chicken cutlets. 

I was craving something to stick to my ribs after eating light for a good stretch. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 06, 2013, 07:06:42 PM
Me too, hence the spinach lasagna, but with whole grain pasta.  I can't believe how little I ate compared to how much I wanted to eat!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 07, 2013, 07:00:51 AM
I did not overeat, or I did not think so, but had indigestion/felt too full.  Guess I have been eating less.  Trying to do more frequent, smaller meals.   We ate very early due to basketball practice, and I was full all night! 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on February 16, 2013, 09:28:15 PM
Gumbo. Wow, that was awesome. And I made it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 17, 2013, 09:20:00 AM
Gumbo recipe?  I have had it on my mind since Fat Tuesday!  Have never made it.  I would want to add animal protein t it, but I am sure the base you use would accommodate that? 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on February 17, 2013, 01:06:48 PM
Beer Butt Chicken :hiding: that's what the boys call it

 carrots and broccoli, potatoes...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on February 18, 2013, 07:11:46 AM
Becca I'll be happy to give you the recipe. Yeah, you can easily add shrimp and sausage to it. Though okra has protein in it. Somehow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 19, 2013, 10:08:25 AM
Thank you!   :smooch:

I see that okra does indeed have 1 gram of protein per serving.  Not 15-20, but, yes, 1.  That would take a LOT of okra, lol.  Maybe the slime factor is the protein.  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: krasota on February 19, 2013, 02:12:30 PM
I'm pretty sure okra's protein is in the seeds.  I sometimes use the seeds on salads, especially if my okra gets too big to be tender eatin'.

Just shoved a (beef) roast in the oven.  Onions, celery, garlic, GF beer, bay, rosemary.  Will add parsnips and sweet potatoes later.

And I'd prefer rice or beans or pasta with it, but we'll have quinoa because I'm at the supply dip in my cycle and need the boobjuice boost.

(I love quinoa, I just like starchier things with pot roast.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 19, 2013, 03:03:58 PM
I put a roast in too.  Not pot roast, but eye round.  Pretty lean, hope it will not be too tough. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 19, 2013, 04:02:05 PM
Salmon, basmati rice pilaf, broccoli.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: krasota on February 19, 2013, 07:26:55 PM
Ours was bottom round.  And I added some fennel bulb I found in the crisper drawer, too.

Ate it with quinoa/lentils and lots of garlic tabasco.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 19, 2013, 09:41:11 PM
Our roast turned out ok.  Eye round can be tough, but I get it because it is lean.  Kids freak out if they see fat and will not eat a pot roast.  I need lean as well.  I used a high heat method.  Start oven at 500 degrees.  Put roast in, lower to 475, leave cooking 7 mins per pound, turn oven off, and *do not open* for 2.5 hours.  It was pretty tender, and juicy.  Pink, not rare, but the juice ran very red.  So I heated the juices to make a brown au jus. 

We had baked potatoes(sweet for me and dh, russet for kids), asparagus, strawberries, romaine salad with tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette..
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 19, 2013, 10:13:47 PM
Tuna casserole, spinach and artichoke rolls, green beans.

Ham and cheese sandwich for me.  Because this is all I eat lately.  It is fast, easy, and allergen-free for me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on February 22, 2013, 02:27:16 PM
We are having pizza tonight.  DS is very interested in cooking & baking so he helped me make the pizza dough.  I wanted to get 00 flour but could not get it at my local grocery store or Whole Foods.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 22, 2013, 05:23:40 PM
Pizza here as well, plus salad.  And chicken soup for DS, who has the head cold from he!!.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on February 23, 2013, 04:42:52 PM
homemade mac (ds#2 requested and help make), hotdogs and salad
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on February 23, 2013, 04:44:33 PM
DS wanted to come up with a meal and help make it.  Pork tenderloin with onions and pan gravy over rice with peas and corn :). DD helped make roasted sweet potatoes.

They are so into cooking these days. I'm going to post some pictures in the picture thread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 24, 2013, 07:29:15 AM
Loved those pics Mary.  So nice to have two budding chefs in the house!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on February 24, 2013, 08:11:12 AM
Loved those pics Mary.  So nice to have two budding chefs in the house!

Thanks!  I hope they continue to be interested in cooking!  I love to cook & bake so I'm trying to teach them.  I told DS he has to try different spices but he is wary  :-/.  DS is working on fractions now so if a recipe calls for 1 cup, I'll give him a different sized measuring cup and have him tell me how many he needs.  Lots of learning :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on February 25, 2013, 05:25:15 PM
Garlic brown sugar chicken, roasted potatoes and green beans.  You'd think I'm trying to poison DS and he chokes down each bite....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 26, 2013, 04:05:41 PM
Ooooh, what is garlic brown sugar chicken?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on February 27, 2013, 08:02:57 AM
Ooooh, what is garlic brown sugar chicken?

I got this recipe from Pinterest:
INGREDIENTS
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons olive oil
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 500°F and lightly grease a casserole dish.
In small sauté pan, sauté garlic with the oil until tender.
Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.
Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Bake uncovered for 15-30 minutes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 28, 2013, 04:01:17 PM
I feel super country about this, but tonight we'll be having sausage gravy and biscuits.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on March 01, 2013, 01:05:34 PM
Tacos. Pizza night has become taco night.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on March 01, 2013, 02:07:34 PM
I'm hoping there are chicken nuggets in the freezer for the kids... :hiding: 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on March 01, 2013, 02:13:21 PM
put tomato sauce on them and some mozzarella - voila! chicken parm.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on March 03, 2013, 06:10:51 PM
Good idea hopechap!

DH & DD made pancakes and bacon.  I had toast and bacon.  I'm not a big fan of pancakes.  DH offered to make something else but the kids were excited to have breakfast for dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on March 04, 2013, 05:07:02 PM
Chicken tacos with homemade corn salsa.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on March 04, 2013, 06:31:50 PM
Stir fried chicken, veggies and buckwheat noodles (sadly, not safe, but DS is away at school so we indulged).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on March 04, 2013, 07:01:50 PM
Beef stew!  And there was just enough so the kids can have it for lunch tomorrow!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on March 07, 2013, 06:56:29 PM
Chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, inspired by McC.  Yum!  Took forever, but good.  It turned into a big quantity, and only dh and I ate it.  I think it should freeze well. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Stinky6 on March 10, 2013, 08:06:43 PM
I made a quiche earlier this week.  Loaded it with so much broccoli and spinach(as well as some ham, onions and cheese) that it overflowed.  It was good.  I make egg muffins that are basically crustless quiche.  The crust(refined carbs plus fat) is the most unhealthy part if you otherwise load it with veggies.  I also use milk, not cream.  I sometimes cut back on yolks as well.

I make the muffins almost every sunday to have for breakfest during the week.   They are in the oven now, kale and mushroom - with put some cheese (not much) on top.     :) 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on March 31, 2013, 12:05:04 PM
Roast boneless leg of lamb, rubbed with rosemary, garlic, butter, olive oil, salt and pepper, roasted over a bed of baby red potatoes with similar seasoning.  Spring mix salad with balsamic dressing, green beans, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. 

I think the whole neighborhood will be smelling the garlic from our house!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on March 31, 2013, 09:36:27 PM
Yum Becca, that sounds amazing!

Matzoh Brei (eggs and matzoh scrambled together which sounds foul, but is totally delicious), gefilte fish, and salad. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on April 01, 2013, 11:00:09 AM
Tonight is a motley of leftovers.  Ham, mashed cauliflower, roasted brussel sprouts and onions, roasted parsnips, sweet potatoes and carrots, cole slaw and steamed broccoli.  My veggie loving SIL works for an accounting firm and has been working 12-15 hour days since December (Easter was the first day she hasn't been in the office since Christmas).

Not to mention DH is still doing low carb/high fat.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on April 01, 2013, 07:52:57 PM
Sweet potato tamales (with shallots and pineapple folded in) with a frijoles negros salsa that also included poblano, green onion, pear, pineapple).

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/B992708F-32E6-49A1-A02C-3CFFEEB7DA8A-2601-000002F01D74345E_zps80b75ed1.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on April 03, 2013, 06:18:23 PM
Fabulous dinner - I saw this recipe on Rachel Ray while on the treadmill at the gym.  I adapted it slightly, and it was fantastic.  Very impressed, since I'm not usually turned on by her stuff, but this was the perfect antidote to heavy holiday eating.  I think she suggested Red Snapper, I used Cod Fillets, and made some other minor tweaks.

Fish Poached in Crazy Water

3-4 Fish Fillets
28-32 oz can of San Marzano or other good quality tomatoes
3 cups water
Olive oil
1 small fennel bulb, grated
1 small onion, grated
3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
bunch parsley, chopped coarsely
salt/pepper/crushed red pepper to taste

I sauteed the fennel, onion and garlic in 1 Tbsp. of olive oil, then added the tomatoes, water, salt, peppers, and parsley.
Simmer in a low, wide pan with a tight cover for 45 minutes, then remove cover and simmer for about 15 more, so sauce is reduced.
Add fish fillets skin side down and simmer gently for 2-3 minutes, turn over carefully and simmer for about 5 minutes more.

This should really be served with toasted ciabatta or sourdough to soak up all the gravy, but I didn't have access to that so I toasted some whole wheat pita and made garlic bread out of that. 

Great flavor and texture, and since it required little attention I was free to deal with laundry and P/T stuff while sauce was cooking.  No reason the sauce couldn't be made ahead either, and the fish dumped in after it's reaheated.  Dinner on the table in 10 minutes - that's the way I like it.  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Ra3chel on April 03, 2013, 08:22:06 PM
Vegetable matzo ball soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CMdeux on April 19, 2013, 03:04:11 PM
I'm going to try to make some Flammekeuche for dinner sometime this weekend.


recipe
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Stinky6 on April 21, 2013, 02:25:19 PM
YUm Becca - that sounds goooooood!

I made french onion soup yesterday....need gruyere and bread to serve it tonight.   
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on April 23, 2013, 08:29:41 AM
Funny, Stinky, been thinking about French Onion Soup as I have 2 bags of onions plus a huge sweet one here.  I forgot I had a bag and bought more.  Roasted some veggies yesterday and getting much mileage out of those.  Lunch yesterday, on our steak sandwiches last night, in my omelette today, lol. 

So, thinking onion soup tonight(will have to do chicken noodle for the kids, though).  Will cheat for them with Perdue short cuts chicken. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on April 23, 2013, 04:00:14 PM
Baked chicken, roasted baby red potatoes, salad. 

Must get back on board with weekly menu planning; I've really gotten off track lately.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on April 23, 2013, 07:09:22 PM
Going to make something like this:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aarti-sequeira/chicken-in-creamy-tomato-curry-chicken-tikka-masala-recipe2/index.html

But adding onions, and added some Tandoori seasoning to the marinade.  Have it marinating overnight and will get it grilled earlier so I can throw the sauce together later.  Time right before dinner will be short.  Maybe even do the sauce earlier but finish with cream(or yogurt to cut some fat) later.  Have a head of cauliflower to go with it.  Brown rice.  Kids will get the chicken thighs marinated in plain yogurt and some season salt and lemon, on a kabob.  Hope they eat it.  Salad, rice and strawberries will be available for them, as well as an opportunity to have our meal.  Yeah, right.   ~)

But i felt inspired to cook, quite suddenly. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on April 23, 2013, 07:45:19 PM
Yesterday I made an amazing broccoli quinoa soup that is easy, fast, and a great substitute for broccoli/cheese soup.  Under 200 calories!  I put the recipe in the Quinoa thread.

DS had some leftovers tonight before heading back to school for rehearsal
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on April 30, 2013, 09:06:59 PM
For DH and DSD: Salad with turkey, hardboiled eggs and sunflower seeds.

DSD loves salad like crazy.  She asked if we could have it again tomorrow night - think that I'll probably do pasta with side salads.  Used the leftover eggs and turkey to make up a salad to send in her lunch tomorrow - she'll be excited.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: krasota on May 01, 2013, 07:36:05 PM
http://gapersblock.com/drivethru/2011/01/27/pre-tomato_italy/#more

Tried this Genovese onion sauce today.  Problem is, we get up too late and are too busy to do it on the stove alllll day.  I ended up trying the crockpot.  It's good, but definitely needs to go through the longer cooking process to really caramelize and break down those onions.

I subbed parsnips for the carrots.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on May 05, 2013, 02:56:00 PM
dry rub bbq chicken (no sauce for ds to worry about with his diabetes), homemade mac-n-cheese (plenty of carbs there ;D) and roasted veggies.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on May 07, 2013, 11:23:43 AM
Krasota, that looks good!  A bit like a pot roast recipe I have done, layering the beef and onions and some red wine in a dutch oven and putting it in the oven for 3 or 4 hours.  Over pasta would be wonderful. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on May 07, 2013, 06:45:54 PM
Tonight for DH and DSD was salads with chicken, corn salsa and crushed tortilla chips.  Working on using up leftovers from our get together this weekend.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on May 09, 2013, 05:56:34 PM
Pasta primavera -- rosemary and basil as the herbs.

Hope to make a big enough batch that it covers supper tomorrow nite too.

Time to start cutting up veggies!

Zucc, asparagus, garlic, onions, peppers (3 colors), peas, carrots, tomatoes ( . . . might throw in cauliflower?

Or steam cauliflower on side.

(I'm the only cauli lover, however . . . )

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on May 10, 2013, 06:29:26 PM
Crepes and turkey bacon.  my previously sick kids were craving crepes so they got what they wanted.  First real food for dd in a few days. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on May 11, 2013, 05:31:42 PM
Lobster
Potato
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on May 16, 2013, 01:51:43 PM
sort of exalted and humble silverlining.

I don't know. Am at loss today. After a week of trying to impress MIL I feel like having nasty frozen pizza. I'm to tired to even want to go out. Spaghettios for dinner?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on May 22, 2013, 05:19:24 PM
Cold poached salmon, Israeli salad (chopped cukes, tomatoes, green peppers, red onion, cilantro tossed with oil and vinegar), basmati rice.  Too hot for anything more elaborate.  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on May 23, 2013, 12:25:57 AM
something vegan. just bought some animal rights books. time to slow down the meaty dinners. maybe vegan lasagna.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: twinturbo on May 23, 2013, 05:37:25 AM
cucumber roll, spinach, curry chicken. Dinner needs to be a quick fix today and I need to use up what's in the pantry.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on June 25, 2013, 07:05:57 PM
Thought I'd share this b/c it may be the best grilled chicken I've ever had!!!  I just made it up b/c I am trying to avoid sauces b/c it usually ups the sugar/carb content of a meal significantly

I served it with grilled corn on the cob, brown rice/peas and watermelon

Chicken Rub   
 
1 large pckg of boneless skinless chicken thighs (probably 8 thighs)

In large Ziploc bag combine:
1T garlic salt
1T black pepper
2 t onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1 T basil
1T parsley
2 T olive oil

Mix all in bag to coat chicken and let sit in fridge 2 hrs – 1 day
Grill ~4 minutes per side

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on June 25, 2013, 09:54:33 PM
Sounds great!  I usually prefer spice rubs to sauces.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on September 06, 2013, 10:00:01 AM
Pioneer Woman's French Onion soup - hopefully tears will be limited to chopping onions and not related to grasping the handle of a pot straight out of a 400 degree oven like last time...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 17, 2013, 05:09:29 PM
A sort of Mexican flavored quiche, which seems weird to me, since quiche is French and all.

So really, egg pie with some chipotle marinated chicken, cheese, and homemade corn salsa thrown in.  Fancy leftovers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on October 01, 2013, 02:56:29 PM
Roasted butternut squash and peppers, chicken strips with parm cheese and garlic and buttered noodles for the carb lovers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: twinturbo on October 01, 2013, 03:43:39 PM
I need to start stalking YKW's dinners tweaking them for no dairy cuz I know you even factor paleo in.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on October 01, 2013, 03:54:14 PM
Leftovers from last night:

Beef/turkey sloppy joes (homemade -- not from can)
Slaw (lots of peppers, onions, and carrots with the cabbage)
Butter beans
Corn

Strawberries.  (Costco)


Maybe a glass of pinot noir.  La Crema.  (Costco)




Maybe a 2nd glass if I watch too much news tonite.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on October 01, 2013, 09:36:13 PM
I need to start stalking YKW's dinners tweaking them for no dairy cuz I know you even factor paleo in.

Noodles could have been covered in olive oil/vinagrette and the cheese encrusted chicken bites could have been olive/coconut oil and herbs.

DH is reading Protein Power now.  Prior to this it was Low Carb/High Fat, before it was Forks Over Knives (where we as a family we discovered veggie lust), Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (juicing craze) and Food, Inc. but Atkins primarily. 

Now most of the meals are a mish mosh of all.  DH tolerates veggies, the rest of us crave them.  He wanted bigger hunks of meat (that has cut down so we can go with appropriately farmed animals and free range eggs).  If the kids didn't have carbs during the day, they do get a portion at night.  I prefer to do them as rice pasta while DH is happy to serve them ice cream which sends them into sugar comas. 

Really wishing I had spaghetti squash because I found an awesome vinagrette to serve with Italian sausage.  Maybe next week.  I have 8 acorn squash that need to get started on this week LOL

Tomorrow's dinner will like be ground fed beef, peppers and onions with turnip greens and broccoli.  DS1 had great joy in helping with dinner (pepper chopping tonight) so I may reward him tomorrow :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 02, 2013, 09:27:25 AM
Doing turkey meatloaf tonight with flax and oats for filler, not too much.  Does that work for your allergies, TT and YKW?  No recipe, but Ijust throw in seasonongs we like and the oats(sort of pulverize them a bit with my fingers as I sprinkle them in), and add a handful of ground flax.  I have done this without, and recently with, egg, just add some other liquid as needed instead of egg. 

Nice an soft meat for my still aching and healing(I hope) mouth.  I will have to figure out soft veggies for me, as am sorely missing my spring mix salads I have every night with dinner.  I have upped my carbs a bit, wondering if they aid in the energy needed for healing.  Sweet potato, beans in my soup,milk, a bit of ice cream.  Ok, last night, a binge on ice cream. 

I will cook pasta for the kids and man of the house.  I just skip it for me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on October 02, 2013, 10:00:23 AM
DS1 is weird with oats even GF ones.  I have down Quinoa flakes (then I think they did have a gluten warning, now they don't - I cannot remember) which worked well.

To be easy though, I saute veggies or grind up the little bits we have left and do a 2/3 meat, 1/3 veggie ratio.  Kids get their veggies (it's a great way to sneak mushrooms in because DS1 hates them) and a soft meat.  I also do a mix of ground beef and pork or use a ground beef with a higher fat content to keep it moist.

Also works well as my meatball recipe which the kids love.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: twinturbo on October 02, 2013, 10:15:38 AM
It will with quinoa. We usually make a sort of meatball with a lot of green onion and a little corn starch for binding but I think this would work for disguising DS2's veggies and quinoa. You've no idea how many times I get the cooked quinoa handed back to me by him. Apparently, he doesn't care for my explanation, "But the dietician told me to do this."

The Asiany meatballs wouldn't work in pasta sauce but these will and I think he's ready to try a spaghetti meal. Crossing my fingers on tomato. I'm fairly sure GV olive oil is safe for him (no warnings). YKW, the Ancient Harvest quinoa flour reads gf facility last I checked. I keep my head in the sand about milk in their facility or lines. Sad, but true.

Once I figure out which OT thread to pollute with my personal needs I will probably pick the above brains for meal planning ideas. I have to carb up on cardio days in smaller, more frequent meals. Then on lift days I should overeat paleo with high protein.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on October 02, 2013, 07:49:50 PM

The Asiany meatballs wouldn't work in pasta sauce but these will and I think he's ready to try a spaghetti meal. Crossing my fingers on tomato. I'm fairly sure GV olive oil is safe for him (no warnings). YKW, the Ancient Harvest quinoa flour reads gf facility last I checked. I keep my head in the sand about milk in their facility or lines. Sad, but true.

Once I figure out which OT thread to pollute with my personal needs I will probably pick the above brains for meal planning ideas. I have to carb up on cardio days in smaller, more frequent meals. Then on lift days I should overeat paleo with high protein.

Okay I so read this wrong three times and then slowed down.  I thought you were tossing off concerns that sand was found in the milk  :dunce:

But yes, lesser of the evils.  I totally get that.  Eggs are wiggly on the avoidance scale, really depends on the manufacturer regarding shared lines.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on October 02, 2013, 07:53:48 PM
Tonight's dinner - grassfed ground beef, onions, peppers, broccoli and a toss of tamiari sauce (I know I am not spelling that right, GF soy sauce) and a side of turnip greens with diced turnips.

Tomorrow night is chicken strips with onion and spinach with roasted acorn squash.

I am basically trying to do a veggie diet with a hint of meat which DH is adjusting to rather reluctantly.  His numbers came back from the dr and are pretty awesome in some respects but needs tweaking.  Calories do matter dear.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 03, 2013, 06:21:38 AM
Last night was clean out the veggie drawer, so sauteed mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, broccoli and green beans tossed in garlic and oil and combined with mushroom ravioli (not safe, DS is away at school).  Topped with a bit of pesto and reggiano.  Yum.

Tonight the dudes can deal on their own or take something out of the freezer.  I'm working late.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: twinturbo on October 03, 2013, 01:01:41 PM
Does curry chicken with kale sound gross? This round has ground chicken, some yukon gold potato, carrot, thinking of adding some fresh kale. I'm settling on brown rice because I can't bring myself to eat curry with quinoa though usually I like quinoa. But the kale?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on October 03, 2013, 01:06:02 PM
I think kale makes everything taste good.

The kids now like kale if I saute it in bacon with garlic and onions.  We also have grease keep for bacon so if I am lazy will just spoon some of that in  :misspeak:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: twinturbo on October 03, 2013, 01:22:02 PM
Bitter greens and bacon always go together. Or just pickled like mustard green. Fresh kale in curry it will be. I'll keep the curry light and the kale barely cooked for chewiness. I like that seaweedy crunch.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 04, 2013, 08:08:11 PM
so I managed one whole week of vegetarian dinners.  (not vegan, though)  moTues (ate out)- spaghetti w/pesto/kale chips/ little pepers stuffed with tofutti cc and herbs ala McCabre's pic  Tuesday- veg chili and rice Wednesday-      , thursday spanakopita , friday tacos. 

I signed some online thing to be vegetarian for a month. I am looking up Mc's dishes :-) 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on October 04, 2013, 09:07:35 PM
hopechap - Food, Inc on Facebook does meatless Monday's.  They have some great recipes.  Forks Over Knives has some great recipes as well.  I also loved www.eatveg.com  When we did Forks Over Knives, I became addicted to squash - butternut, acorn, spaghetti as a great high fiber/lower carb alternative.

So we ended up going out to eat last night.  Tonight I sort of revamped the other nights dinner that I planned.  Italian sausage with onions and spinach with a side of alpine mix.  Went over well.

It's obvious DS2 is not a vegan, he came down and sniffed and said "mmmmm, meat"  :evil:  But he loves his veggies too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on October 08, 2013, 12:30:06 AM
Tonight:
.
An amazing veggie quiche and a black bean pumpkin soup. Wowza that soup was good. DH cooked a can of black beans, sauteed an onion with a sweet potato. Then he blended them together and added some cumin with some other stuff--can't remember but stuff used in southwest cooking--and served it with some plain yogurt, lime and cilantro. 

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/null_zpsbeedccec.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on October 08, 2013, 12:31:17 AM
so I managed one whole week of vegetarian dinners.  (not vegan, though)  moTues (ate out)- spaghetti w/pesto/kale chips/ little pepers stuffed with tofutti cc and herbs ala McCabre's pic  Tuesday- veg chili and rice Wednesday-      , thursday spanakopita , friday tacos. 

I signed some online thing to be vegetarian for a month. I am looking up Mc's dishes :-) 

Just now seeing this.  :heart:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 17, 2013, 05:34:45 PM
We had a pseudo-fancy dinner tonight to celebrate DH's birthday with dsd, who will be with her Mom for the weekend.

Chicken cordon bleu wrapped in pastry, roasted potatoes, mixed veggies.  Ice cream for dessert later - neither DH nor I like cake.  Sparkling wine for DH and I, sparkling grape juice for dsd.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 21, 2013, 01:43:13 PM
mushroom risotto
dandelion greens italiano
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 22, 2013, 08:02:14 AM
dandelions got converted to spinach last night and I added chicken breast for everyone but me and apple crisp for dessert.

So for tonight, hmmm. what shall it be ? 

pea soup for starters ? (get crock pot goin) will fill in as the plan develops.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on October 22, 2013, 08:07:31 AM
Acorn squash with wheat berries, Minnesota wild rice, apples and cranberries.

Creamed spinach (or rather 1%ed spinach)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on October 23, 2013, 07:33:14 AM
Probably "Wacky Supper" Pancakes.

Out of ideas and having hard time working with sport schedule for 1 kiddo.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 23, 2013, 11:09:55 AM
McC - is Minnesota Wild Rice less likely contamonated with arsenic ? Or do you just like it and it goes will with your dinner? Tks. -HC
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 23, 2013, 04:30:06 PM
I'm attempting to make individual beef wellingtons.

Reschedule of DH's birthday dinner due to other people.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 23, 2013, 10:43:37 PM
My beef wellington was amazing.  I am amazing.

This is like the first time I cooked a whole chicken or a whole turkey.  I feel like a real cook.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 24, 2013, 10:06:08 AM
janelle - that is exciting ! Voila ! and for a B-day too.



So tonights plan is:

baked tofu
asian veggies in the dehydrator (the raw people got me -- so I'll try it)
asian soup



I better get started now or it will be asian pizza or asian spaghetti marinara. :-)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: twinturbo on October 24, 2013, 10:09:39 AM
Teriyaki chicken and nori pizza rocks. I'll trust you're not an octopus pizza gal unless you're Greek or Sicilian. Arguably Asian spaghetti existed first but that food culture battle will never be settled. You may however like zha jiang.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hopechap on October 24, 2013, 12:30:54 PM
that is really creative TT. But you overestimate me -- I was thinig more of tossing on a little soy sauce and some seaweed. :-)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 12, 2014, 06:19:25 PM
Delicious dinner tonight.  I made a variation of this, with some minor tweaks:
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/cheesy-butternut-squash-cavatappi-bake/, along with a salad and Buffalo Cauliflower Bittes like these: http://www.riverbender.com/recipes/recipe_details.cfm?recipeid=338

Seriously delicious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 13, 2014, 06:42:15 PM
Chicken parm, spaghetti with garlic and oil, salad.

I have got to go easier on the pasta.  This is not helping my waistline, but oh, how I love it.  :hiding:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 14, 2014, 06:11:32 AM
I have been craving lasagna.  Been a year, maybe. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on January 14, 2014, 11:37:12 AM
Last night was this
http://www.publix.com/aprons/meals/AllRecipes/SimpleMeal.do?mealId=8809&mealGroupId=1000
Was awesome and had rave reviews.  Made up for the fact that I accidentally bought $24 of salmon.  Em was chattering at me and I had no idea until about 10 minutes later.  Looking forward to leftovers for lunch.

Tonight is rubbed butt (aka pulled pork), some sort of potato salad safe for all with bacon and greens.

I don't want to think about tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: eragon on January 14, 2014, 11:40:11 AM
weeks meal plan thrown out the window as am ill

so spaghettii bolonaise  cooked in 20 mins. they are lucky , tempted to tell them to shut up and eat toast.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 14, 2014, 07:04:08 PM
Tonight's dinner was ridiculously lazy but also really, really good.  DH had to eat quick and go do a server migration and install for some relatives.

Took some canned crescent rolls, put sliced cheese (pepper jack) and sliced ham and turkey on top, then rolled like normal.  Baked, then brushed with a garlic-dill compound butter.  The seasoned butter on top made them way better - DH ate 5.

Served with potato chips, oranges, and yogurt.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CMdeux on January 14, 2014, 11:39:46 PM
Sourdough spread with Neufchatel cheese and pineapple-apricot jam.

Well, that's what I ate.

DD had sourdough with co-jack cheese and romaine.

Topped off with water.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on January 16, 2014, 02:20:13 PM
I made a new version of Bolognese -- used Bon Apetit recipe.  Couldn't find my copy of 1999 Cook's Illustrated Mag where the recipe is that I really like.  Eventually I'll find the box it's in!!

I did not use veal -- used lean, high qual beef and lean, ground pork.  No pancetta as couldn't find it in freezer.   8-)
I upped the veggies, so this is a different ratio of meat:veggie.  But I do think I could have used less olive oil than recipe called for -- I'll be skimming some fat off this.

Have some fresh fettucine that I was planning to use last week, but life took over.

Will add a salad and there should be bread-machine bread.

Have committed to doing at LEAST 1 new main dish each week from my cookbook collection.
I'll need to cook until the year 2525  :o  to use all of the potential recipes!!  LOL!!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 20, 2014, 05:36:07 PM
Sausage gravy and biscuits because I'm a little bit country.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 20, 2014, 07:11:33 PM
Roast chicken, Yukom Gold potatoes, asparagus with garlic and lemon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: twinturbo on January 20, 2014, 08:13:28 PM
I'll be right over, k?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 20, 2014, 09:22:13 PM
There are plenty of leftovers!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on January 21, 2014, 10:38:52 AM
Tooling around with the menu for the week:
Philly steaks with mozzarella, peppers, onions and mushrooms.
Pioneer Woman's French Onion Soup and burgers
Chicken and taco seasoning with onions and peppers (can you tell I found a bag of peppers on sale this week)
1.5lbs of ground beef that I need to figure out something with.

Also have kale and zucchini (fresh) along with countless bags of frozen vegetative goodness

DS1 wants spaghetti and sausage for his birthday on Saturday (and no DH, I am not making spaghetti squash) along with a pineapple upside down cake (go figure, kid hates pineapple but loves pineapple upside down cake).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 22, 2014, 05:57:01 PM
Salmon with mustard sauce, salad, pumpernickel toast.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on January 24, 2014, 02:09:56 PM
We bought a huge Cottage roll because DS and DIL were supposed to be coming for dinner tonight to pick up their son.  However, they have cancelled.  Since they will be coming early tomorrow, not dinner time, I'm cooking the cottage roll anyway.

So, boiled dinner tonight.  (Might pass on giving baby the cooked cabbage...since he's staying tonight.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 25, 2014, 11:23:55 AM
What is cottage roll?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on January 25, 2014, 02:44:35 PM
It's a boneless ham that has soaked in brine. 

Corned beef works good for boiled dinner too.  Grandson was so so exhausted at dinner time.  He had been woken from his nap by the phone.  Usually he is a great eater.  But, he kept throwing the carrots on the floor, pushing the meat away, and only eating the potatoes.  Once he actually got a taste of the meat, he started pushing away the potatoes and only eating the meat. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 25, 2014, 04:37:31 PM
We're having corned beef here tonight, done in the crock pot.  Roasted potatoes and steamed veggies for sides.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 25, 2014, 05:13:53 PM
Thursday night DS cooked a big batch of pork chops, roasted potatoes and sautéed spinach.  DH was sick and not hungry, and I had eaten att work so....


Tonight I'm reheating the pork chops with sauerkraut and apples to keep hem from drying out, the potatoes and adding a salad. 

A little meat-heavy for DH and I, but sinc e DS was thoughtful enough to make dinner on a night I get home really late, I want to reinforce it.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 26, 2014, 11:36:36 AM
I split off 1/2 the chicken soup I made Friday for the kids, before adding the alphabets.  So, had that stock with mire poix and chicken, lots o' garlic too, and added farro and kale to it today.  It turned into a large batch of soup, as I added the cooking water/stock from the farro, and some more of the rotisserie chicken we had in the fridge(it was dry).  This was my lunch(I was brave to have kale after what the kale chips did to me), and will likely be dinner for dh and me.  A bit heavy on carbs for me, but the farro has a nice barley-like texture in the soup. 

I will be able to freeze some as well.

Need to figure out something the kids will eat.  They are eating starch all day between cereal at home and bagels at church.  Maybe just some simple protein with fruit and veggies.  I also have 4 small potatoes leftover. 

A clean-the-fridge meal day! 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on January 26, 2014, 04:27:08 PM
I froze the last of the soups in portions for lunches...tonight it's black bean burgers w/tomatoes, lettuce, onion, avocado and  roasted potatoes....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momma2boys on January 26, 2014, 04:32:31 PM
Swiss chicken and I made cheese danishes for dessert.  Is anyone else on Pinterest? I get tons of awesome recipes there.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: buttons on January 26, 2014, 04:49:04 PM
I follow some recipe boards on Pinterest.  It's getting so I can't jump on the site without getting sooooo hungry.  Recipes aside, lots of creative people with amazing food presentations too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 26, 2014, 05:11:33 PM
Corned beef and eggs for the non-allergic. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 26, 2014, 06:42:45 PM
Farfalle with turkey sausage, onions, peppers, fennel and reggiano.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 27, 2014, 05:35:19 PM
Chicken tacos - thrown in the slow cooker later than I probably should have, but it came out delicious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 27, 2014, 05:55:32 PM
Grandma's chicken - seasoned with paprika, salt, pepper and browned, then simmered in a little water with carrots, celery, onion and potato until chicken is falling off the bone.  Real Jewish comfort food for a nasty day.   With salad and green beans.  Bliss.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 27, 2014, 10:33:29 PM
Meatloaf(2/3 turkey, 1/3 beef)with green beans and salt potatoes.  I had roasted caulifower with my meatloaf. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 31, 2014, 09:39:40 PM
Double crock pot dinner.  Threw a roast in one of the crock pots to make shredded Italian beef for sandwiches, and filled up another crock pot with sliced onions to do caramelized onions to add to the sandwiches.  (and then whatever else I want for the rest of the week, because caramelized onions make pretty much everything better)


For some reason, this particular roast took forever - over 12 hours of cooking until I was really able to shred it.  Good thing that dsd is at her Mom's tonight, because DH and I are having dinner after 10 tonight.  Tastes good though.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 01, 2014, 12:26:04 PM
Lefotvers.  Last night, I roasted a turkey breast, made mashed potatoes, butternut squash and gravy, and cranberry sauce for ds(from a can, lol).  3 of us have already enjoyed sandwiches today, and we will have leftovers for dinner tonight. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 04, 2014, 04:43:35 PM
Quesadillas - also known as: how to make a meal out of leftovers that are totally not enough for a real meal.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 04, 2014, 06:30:17 PM
Yesterday - Pollo Guisado, a kind of Puerto Rican chicken stew with potatoes, green beans.  Outstanding.

Today - Spinach Lasagna. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 06, 2014, 04:44:18 PM
Chicken breasts in a mushroomy oniony sauce, rice, mixed steamed veggies.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 06, 2014, 05:02:31 PM
Leftover Kale and sausage soup, roasted cauliflower and butternut squash.  Kids are having leftover homemade pizza and fresh pineapple, milk. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 24, 2014, 12:05:49 PM
A very full crockpot full of chicken coconut curry.  I was going to reserve 2 chicken breast, but did the sauce ingredients first in the Vitamix and when I cubed and added the chicken, it seemed like too much sauce, and not enough chicken.  So, in went 5 breasts, and I kept one out to bake for the kids, who will not like curry.  I think I will be freezing some, lol.  I think it was over 4 pounds in the pack of chicken.  Sale pack. 

The recipe I found would totally work with veggies, if one skips the chicken, IMO.  Just not sure how soft they would get, but those who do veggie crock pot meals likely have that figured out. 

I will have mine over caulifower "rice" which is cauli shredded in the foo dprocessor and sauteed with a bit of onion, or plain, and used like rice.  Caulifower goes so well with curry.  I will make some brown rice for dh. 

Did this basic recipe, but of course, made changes and increased everything because I had over 3 pounds of chicken going in.  But I bet it can be done vegetarian with caulifower, sweet potatoes, the peas, and increase the chick peas. 

http://thelemonbowl.com/2013/05/slow-cooker-chicken-curry.html
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Post by: PurpleCat on February 24, 2014, 03:25:16 PM
My crock pot is busy today with onions, mushrooms, and a roast..................the house smells so very good!

I love my crock pot!
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Post by: GoingNuts on February 24, 2014, 06:03:24 PM
Mmmm, that looks fantastic Becca.  I do love a good curry.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Macabre on February 25, 2014, 10:43:15 AM
I found out a few weeks ago that DS doesn't like curry. :-/ we eat it about once every six weeks or so (since cleaning under the hood above our stove before moving in, I have a hard time with curry myself--have a bit of PTSD and I'm not kidding. <shudder>)

Still, it makes me sAd. I liked doing a cauliflower and chick pea curry.



Last night we had vegetarian shepherds's pie.  I had planned to use lentils but saw I had bought lentils with a shared equipment label for peanuts, treenuts and other things. Grrrr. 

But it was fine without. I hadn't made shepherd's pie in a year and a half or so.
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Post by: hedgehog on March 03, 2014, 02:02:18 PM
Tonight I making an old favorite I have not made in years.  By old, I mean really old.  When I was learning to cook as a kid, this was te first pot roast recipe I made.  It is cooked with a whole jar of horseradish.  I know it sounds hot, but it really isn't at all.  The horseradish goes in at the beginning if the cooking time, and cooking destroys the heat, leaving the horseradish tasting somewhat sweet.  I have not made it in years because DH used to say he did not like pot roast (truth was he had never had any pot roast but his mother's and she is not te best cook).   I had started making pot roast again a few years ago, and DH likes it.  But I have not made this particular recipe since before we were married.  I hope he likes it!
DS won't like it, but I don't care.  He is too picky and never likes anything new.
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Post by: Janelle205 on March 04, 2014, 07:33:12 PM
Turkey salad sandwiches.  My Mom is really upset about this - I made chicken salad when I went to visit for the holidays, and apparently I am really good at making it, so she was jealous that she didn't get any.

I think that it is amusing that I make really good chicken/turkey/ham/tuna salad since I can't even taste it to see if it is 'right'.  And honestly, I wouldn't want to.  Even before FAs, I hated mayo.
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Post by: hopechap on March 16, 2014, 09:59:22 PM
hedgehog - can you share the pot roast recipe?
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Post by: Janelle205 on March 18, 2014, 02:02:23 PM
Corned beef and potato soup.  Because the leftovers have to go somewhere.
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Post by: Janelle205 on March 25, 2014, 07:46:49 AM
Lunch today: Pork ribs in the slow cooker, corn on the cob, and whatever I feel like adding with that.  We're going to pretend that it is summer, even if it is 18 degrees out.
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Post by: hezzier on March 26, 2014, 01:25:01 PM
4 large chicken breasts in crockpot, covered with 2 cups of favorite salsa, cook on high for 4 hours, then shred, serve as you like.  Will probably serve to kids in tortillas with a little melted cheese, may stir fry some peppers and onions to go in also
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Post by: becca on March 26, 2014, 03:19:21 PM
That sounds good, Hezz.  I wish my kids would eat stuff like that.  No sauces.  Nada.  Makes crock pot cooking tough, but i do it for dh and myself sometimes and give the kids french toast or something. 
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Post by: Janelle205 on March 26, 2014, 03:42:32 PM
Trying to use up the perishables before we leave this weekend - chicken chef salads and mini pepperoni rolls, oranges.
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Post by: hezzier on March 26, 2014, 04:29:20 PM
DS is not much of a sauce person either but he does like salsa so I figured he eat this.  This is our first time trying it, it smells wonderful so hopefully it's good.

I got it from here.
http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/
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Post by: GoingNuts on March 26, 2014, 05:52:58 PM
Oh, that pasta looks dreamy. 

I made some chicken cutlets tonight that came out awful.  Very rubbery, not sure why.  I've never had this problem before.  :dunce:

LAst night we had this, and it was fabulous!

Chickpea Tikka Masala

1 Tbsp. veg oil
1/2 small onion, diced
1 Tbsp. Garam Masala
1Tbsp. Tomato Paste
2 teaspoons grated ginger2 15 oz. cans chick peas, drained (DS was back at school, so this was doable)
1 25 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup low fat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1.  Sautee onion in oil for about 5 minutes, or until tender.
2.  Add garam masala, tomato paste and ginger.  Add salt to taste, and saute one minute more
3.  Stir in chick peas and tomatoes, and simmer for 15 minutes.
4.  Remove from heat, and stir in yogurt and cilantro.

I made this ahead on Sunday, and served it with Basmati Rice (with slivered almonds and craisins), and roasted cauliflower.  It was fabulous.

If you want it a little hotter, you can add a small finely chopped serrano chile along with the garam masala, tomato paste and ginger, but I didn't think it needed it at all - and I left it out, because I didn't have any.  You could also wilt some spinach in, or add cooked cut up potatoes as well.  Versatile and easy-peasy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hezzier on March 27, 2014, 02:11:40 PM
DS is not much of a sauce person either but he does like salsa so I figured he eat this.  This is our first time trying it, it smells wonderful so hopefully it's good.

I got it from here.
[url]http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/[/url]


So as good as this smelled and how spicy/flavorful the salsa is, it was kind of lacking in flavor.  I guess if I make it again, I'll use the hot salsa.  I wonder if I'd be better off cooking the chicken breasts plain and then mixing in the salsa.  Can I cook plain chicken breasts in a crockpot and still have them be shreddable?  Would I need some sort of liquid? 

DS wasn't thrilled, but it may have been trying guac in his burrito for the first time.  He prefers to dip his veggies in it.
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Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on March 29, 2014, 04:40:29 PM
black bean soup and brown rice...house smells sooooo good! :)
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Post by: Macabre on April 02, 2014, 10:38:23 AM
Last night (got sufficient protein earlier in the day). I loooooooove yellow beets!  DH usually cooks the beet greens, too, but they weren't in good shape.

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Post by: GoingNuts on April 02, 2014, 05:43:13 PM
Monday - Baked Chicken, zucchini, kasha (something you gluten free people might like to try - very light and yummy).

Yesterday was mushroom ravioli pomodoro, with some kale and cannelini bean soup that I made on Sunday.  Very delicious.

Today:  Perch with a bruschetta topping, basmati rice, broccoli.

The dudes are on their own tomorow - it's my late night at work.
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Post by: Janelle205 on April 03, 2014, 03:29:22 PM
Tonight is Italian beef sandwiches, corn on the cob, fresh kiwi.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on April 04, 2014, 08:08:18 AM
Clam chowder, already going in the slow cooker.
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Post by: MaryM on April 04, 2014, 05:31:04 PM
Pizza and wine.  Not on my diet but it's been a long week.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on April 07, 2014, 03:46:43 PM
Pork roast, probably with side salads.

I did not put the cheesy potatoes in the slow cooker early enough, and they are crunchy.  Which is unfortunate, because they smell really quite good.
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Post by: Macabre on April 07, 2014, 09:16:46 PM
Veggie baked chile rellenos. Yum. They were delicioso!
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Post by: SilverLining on April 09, 2014, 07:21:28 AM
Clam chowder, already going in the slow cooker.

I plan to try that in my slow cooker.  I decided I'll start with a potato soup recipe I like, then add clams and make any other changes I deem necessary.

~~~

Tonight is beef stew in the slow cooker.  I'm going to make some French stick bread as well.  Kind of debating adding garlic butter during the last few minutes of baking the bread.
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Post by: Janelle205 on April 09, 2014, 09:19:09 AM
SL, that is pretty much how I did mine.  I used canned clams (because getting fresh here is pretty unrealistic).  If you want to add cream or milk, do it at the end of cooking - long cooking with that in the crock pot doesn't make it inedible, but there are texture issues.

If you want more clam flavor, I have used bottled clam juice - here you can get it from the grocery next to the other canned fish.  I'm not sure if you can get it where you are or if it is safe for you, but my Mom has used Clam Better than Bouillon when she makes my stove top recipe for my brother.  It does have soy protein though, so I haven't tasted it.

This is the recipe that I use for stove top, if you wanted a starting point: http://www.chow.com/recipes/30303-easy-new-england-clam-chowder
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on April 10, 2014, 08:10:07 PM
BBQ pork ribs and corn on the cob.  Because dsd has been begging for me to make it again since the first time a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on April 21, 2014, 02:43:55 PM
Chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, chicken gravy.

I love the kitchen in this house - it makes it so much easier to make big meals without getting too tired when I don't feel well.  I can cook the chicken in one slow cooker, and still have a place to plug in another slow cooker to keep the gravy warm.  And this way I can make the gravy in the afternoon so I don't get too tired pulling everything together in the last minute.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on May 10, 2014, 02:59:55 PM
Tonight we are having home made poutine and probably wings.
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Post by: becca on May 10, 2014, 04:07:33 PM
Does poutine include the french fries?  Or is it just the gravy?  Curious.  :)  Do you cut and fry your own fries?  Can I come over, and is it ok to use ketchup?   :coolbeans:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on May 10, 2014, 04:16:20 PM
French fries with cheese curds covered in dark gravy.

Ketchup on gravy is gross. 

And this is the first time we are making it, so you might want to wait until we've done a bit of experimenting.  :). And we start with potatoes, cut the and deep dry them.  Usually we do wedges, but this time, we are doing traditional fry shape.
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Post by: Macabre on May 10, 2014, 08:42:06 PM
I canNOT do cheese curds. Tried them once. I didn't die, but the name grosses me out.  Such a thing here. 

I see cheese curds in the store.  You know there are a LOT of things I am used to seeing in the store in TExas that I don't see here, but only one thing to my recollection that I see here that I didn't there, and that is cheese curds.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on May 10, 2014, 09:33:08 PM
I love cheese curds.  So much better when they are fresh.  I can get them in a few places here, but am looking forward to being in Wisconsin for the summer, where they have a much larger variety.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on May 10, 2014, 10:08:01 PM
They were really hard to find.  First three stores had none.

Finally found some, got home and DH wasn't feeling well.  He skipped dinner, so I didn't make it tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on May 10, 2014, 11:02:37 PM
I see them at every store. I could be your source, lol.
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Post by: PurpleCat on May 11, 2014, 10:25:56 AM
My mom use to buy us cheese curds when they went visiting to Canada.  She would bring them home and salt them for us.  They were like eating candy! 

She also brought these really yummy cookies...filled with jam, pink and white soft candy like tops with a wafer bottom.  And off course, same wafer, jam, marshmallow, coated in a chocolate shell! 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on May 11, 2014, 10:41:40 AM
I often contemplate getting a deep fryer.  Not because we would use it frequently, but it would be fun once in awhile to fry our own chicken nuggets, french fries, and doughnuts, etc...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on May 11, 2014, 10:44:55 AM
Looks like shrimp, steak, green beans.  Not sure of anything else, but that is enough.  I am not making it, lol.  I just see it in the fridge.  Dh is planning to dinner tonight.  :)  He came in last night with a boat load of tulips in one hand and a bag of fresh green beans in the other.  And said, Happy Mother's Day!  I said, "Oh!  you got me green beans for Mother's Day, thank you!" ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on May 11, 2014, 10:52:17 AM
My mom use to buy us cheese curds when they went visiting to Canada.  She would bring them home and salt them for us.  They were like eating candy! 

She also brought these really yummy cookies...filled with jam, pink and white soft candy like tops with a wafer bottom.  And off course, same wafer, jam, marshmallow, coated in a chocolate shell!

Fruit Creme by Peek Frean, and Viva Puffs by Dare.  Both are still available here, and I think both are safe.

Fruit Creme are also known as Jammie's in the UK and on Dr. Who.
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Post by: Macabre on May 11, 2014, 12:13:54 PM
lol becca.
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Post by: SilverLining on May 11, 2014, 02:37:49 PM
Looks like crackers maybe?
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Post by: Macabre on May 12, 2014, 07:03:08 PM
Polenta with zucchini and a poblano, jalapeño, and tomatillo sauce.  Wow it's smelling great. Wtg DH!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on May 12, 2014, 08:15:44 PM
Chicken tacos, homemade corn salsa, seasoned rice, fresh mango.
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Post by: Macabre on May 12, 2014, 08:41:18 PM
Polenta with zucchini and a poblano, jalapeño, and tomatillo sauce.  Wow it's smelling great. Wtg DH!



Oops--the salsa had no jalapeños. Wowza this was amazing!


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Post by: GoingNuts on May 12, 2014, 08:45:49 PM
Broiled cod, baked potato and salad.
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Post by: Macabre on May 26, 2014, 05:16:49 PM
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This was technically lunch, eaten outside. Usually I make zucchini boats as a side, but this squash was gigantic and was perfect as the star attraction.
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Post by: becca on May 27, 2014, 06:45:50 AM
Cherries on the side?  Are they soon to be in season? 

What is in your zucchini boat?  Looks yummy!
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Post by: Macabre on May 27, 2014, 12:42:06 PM
I sautéed:

Shallot
Garlic
Grated carrot
Chopped Squash innards
Spinach
Seasoning: salt, pepper, Penzey's Fox Point (shallots, garlic, salt, green peppercorns)


Stirred in:
2 tbs egg whites reconstituted (could leave this out and add more cheese or other binder)
Bread crumbs (made from DH's bread :)  )
Grated cheese

Then stuffed, baked for 30 and added some more grated cheese during last five minutes.

I wish I'd added some pecans.



This is my standard recipe--based on what we have.

I had wanted to do this one, which would be very different for us (and a great low carb way to have tomato sauce), but didn't have what I needed:

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/stuffed-zucchini-boats
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on May 27, 2014, 04:57:38 PM
I need to do more with zucchini.  I love it, but I don't use it nearly as much as I could.  My main zucchini use is making fake 'apple' pie.

Tonight, dinner here is salads with grilled chicken, garlic bread, and mango.  DSD is ridiculously excited about the salads.  It is kind of nice that many of her favorite foods are really easy to put together.
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Post by: ajasfolks2 on May 27, 2014, 07:12:47 PM
Leftover spaghetti sauce (homemade w/turkey & gr beef -- from freezer) with thin Spag noodles, great Romaine salad, and cheater-bread (via pepp Farm "Bake at Home").  Thank heavens for leftovers.

DD put some extra sauce on a piece of the bread -- so we're going to do something like that one night with meatballs in the sauce and call it our own "Sloppy Giuseppe".  LOL!   ;D

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Post by: twinturbo on May 27, 2014, 08:57:32 PM
sketti and romaine here, too. Quinoa noodles and Rao's sauce. I was scared I couldn't find it out here but Mart of Wal came through.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on May 27, 2014, 09:45:19 PM
Hamburgers with the safe King's Hawaiian buns I found at Target!! And Morningstar Farm patties with avocado and havarti.  And spicy sweet potato fries. 

We eat GOOD.
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Post by: twinturbo on May 27, 2014, 10:46:51 PM
So much sketti look 3 months pregnant.
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Post by: Macabre on May 28, 2014, 07:37:16 PM
Frito Pie


It's a Texas thang.
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Post by: Janelle205 on May 29, 2014, 02:21:27 PM
We're having a big dinner tonight: Corned beef, roasted potatoes, steamed veggies, cut fresh fruit.
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Post by: Macabre on May 29, 2014, 07:16:46 PM
This was different and very good. The pasta sauce was made of butternut squash and apples. It had a tart and sweet taste to it. The pasta was made out of butternut squash and carrots. I added edamame.

It was perfect.


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Post by: ajasfolks2 on May 29, 2014, 08:11:18 PM
Mac,

Butternut squash pasta is FABULOUS with a sage-butter-onion-white wine white sauce. 

YUMMY!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on May 30, 2014, 04:22:55 PM
Homemade sausage gravy and biscuits. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on May 31, 2014, 07:16:51 AM
We had sauteed chicken sausage added to jarred Light Ragu(no sugar added) over zoodles(zucchini noodles).  It was quick.
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Post by: GoingNuts on May 31, 2014, 07:47:28 AM
Yum Becca, that sounds delicious!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on June 09, 2014, 04:47:06 PM
Pan fried salmon steaks, wild rice pilaf (oh, I LOVE the Lundberg line of rice!), and broccoli.

I'd have grilled the salmon, but  ~)  somebody not I   ~)  left the grill NOT properly cleaned and winterized last November and I'm only half way through R&Ring it.  Maybe this Sunday I'll have some time to finish and do the leak checks.

Maybe leftover tomato-fresh mozz-onion-basil bruschetta if kids need more food than that.  I've been occasionally using the Pepperidge Farm "Bake at Home" line of breads.  The Semolina Loaf is kids' favorite.  I just don't have time to bake bread from scratch right now . . . maybe next fall, LOL!

(If I could just get a starter going and get the kids to help feed it . . . maybe I should add that to part of the summer cooking skills/lessons I'm going to push them on.)

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on June 10, 2014, 10:52:30 AM
I have no idea what to do for dinner tonight.  I am so uninspired lately.  The kids eat so plain and I have been so tired that we did burgers 2 nights in a row this weekend(beef one night, turkey the next).  And we have had hot dogs a couple of times in the last week or two.  Going to look at the gorcery ads, now, lol. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on June 10, 2014, 01:36:01 PM
Beets. And I don't know what.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on June 11, 2014, 05:44:27 AM
What did you do with your beets? 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on June 11, 2014, 08:58:28 AM
This:
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DH roasted them. Oh, he roasted without peeling, in foil for an hour. After that you just use the foil to help slip the skin off and it comes right off.

He made a sauce (but it wasn't visible as a sauce) of orange juice and butter, salt and pepper. He put those in a bowl and set the peeled, sliced beets in and it melted. 

And whenever the greens are happy looking, we eat them. Yesterday's looked amazing--and tasted amazing.

He sautéed a shallot and the chopped stems with butter, EVOO, salt and pepper. When they softened, shallots became translucent he added a tablespoon or so of balsamic and also maple syrup.  Then he tossed a small handful of dried cranberries and pecans. Then added chopped leaves. Covered it. We topped it with goat cheese.

I've seen lots of large yellow beets lately and have bought some. They are a little sweeter and don't make your pee pink. :)
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Post by: Macabre on June 11, 2014, 08:59:08 AM
We ate outside. I love eating outside.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on June 11, 2014, 09:30:04 AM
That plate of food looks yummy, all of it!

I have never cooked fresh beets. I am the only one who likes beets in my house.  I occasionally buy a beet salad at a local produce/gourmet market. 

Been thinking about trying a raw beet salad with apples.  A coworker used to make it and I have lost the recipe.  She called it "Russian health Salad" translated from her native language.  It also had carrots, garlic, and mayo(veganaise).

If I do beets at home, I will be eating them all myself, lol.  Never had pink pee from them. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on June 11, 2014, 10:28:52 AM
If you made the yellow ones and gave it to your DH chopped up as a "root salad" I bet he'd eat them. I have several really good recipes for beets, including a potato and beet cake (hash brown cake basically) that I want to try.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on June 11, 2014, 11:59:24 AM
Hmm.  Do yellow ones taste different?  He is a plenty open minded eater, but he has never liked beets or peas.  I love both.  :(  He will eat pea soup, though.  With lots of ham in it.  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: krasota on June 19, 2014, 07:46:37 PM
We had roast chicken legs, great northern beans, and roasted green beans that I just bought at the farmer's market today.

I'm about to go blanch the crapload of peas I shelled.  They were given to me by a farmer whose stand I regularly frequent.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momma2boys on June 19, 2014, 08:16:37 PM
My friend found out she had some thing with low stomach acid or something because beets made her pee pink. Google it, it is used as a self testing thing and it only happens with a small percentage of people.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on June 23, 2014, 08:37:54 AM
I may create a thread about that. Interesting!


Last night: cowboy stew over polenta.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on June 25, 2014, 07:17:38 PM
Vegetarian chili spud topped with cheese, sour cream and avocado chunks. Yum
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on June 29, 2014, 04:43:30 PM
Cooked ahead for during the week.  I made this with beef for the carnivorous dudes in the house, but I'd love this with just the sauce over noodles or rice.  This is a riff on a Jamie Oliver recipe I saw on TV while at the gym yesterday.  Writing it down before I forget it, because I was just winging it.

(Sort of) Hungarian Goulash

2 lbs. beef cut for stew
Coriander for seasoning

2 sweet peppers
1 fennel bulb, quartered, top removed
1 carrot
1 apple
1 red onion

4 cloves garlic minced or put through press

1 15 oz. can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
spash of balsamic vinegar
4 Bay leaves
2 Tbsps. Sweet paprika
Dash smoked paprika

Brown beef in small amount olive oil, sprinkle with coriander, remove from pan.  Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil.

Put all veggies through food processor, then add them to the pan and sautee.  Add garlic last, and sautee until soft.

Add tomato sauce, vinegar, paprikas and bay leaves, stir well.  Add beef back to pot.  Bring to a simmer.

Place dutch oven in a 350 oven for 1 1/2 hours.  Can freeze up to this point.

Serve with dollop of sour cream or yogurt.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on June 29, 2014, 08:20:13 PM
Made fried chicken tonight for the second time ever.  Buttermilk and cornmeal.  DS1 ate two pieces!

Also roasted butternut squash, carrots, parsnips and garlic.  MIL made cucumber salad.

This week will be all about the veggies.  My low light is on :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on July 05, 2014, 08:13:28 AM
GN, when you say, "run through the food processor" do you mean until pulverized into a sauce, or to slice them(the veggies)? 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on July 05, 2014, 10:00:10 AM
I was wondering the same thing. This would be amazing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on July 05, 2014, 10:07:57 AM
I would mAke this either with just the veggies or use MSF crumbles.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on July 05, 2014, 08:13:46 PM
Pulverized into a sauce. It was fabulous.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on July 06, 2014, 12:38:28 AM
Becca that could work better in your situation, right? 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on July 06, 2014, 08:11:11 PM
Last night and today at lunch, pizzas we made (DH keeps a sour dough starter going all the time and makes bread a couple of times a week):

-Mushroom, feta, basil, spinach, garlic salt
-Tomato, spinach, feta, kalamatas
-Potato and "fried" egg
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on July 07, 2014, 01:21:49 PM
Becca that could work better in your situation, right? 

Not sure what you mean here?  I was wondering if I could use my Vitamix.  I find it easier than my processor if doing a sauce.  Processor better for a chop, but I usually just chop or slice by hand, most fo the time.  less cleanup. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on July 07, 2014, 01:28:27 PM
Made a HUGE bowl of my Greek quinoa salad.  Missing the bell peppers( I like yellow or red or orange, not green).  I keep the olives and feta out as well, since dh does not like those.  Add those to my own serving. 

Need a week of clean eating after that vacation.  I did pretty well most nights, but in the parks, we are pretty stuck eating whatever.  And, well, it was a vacation, so I did enjoy a few ice cream cones, etc...  But we have another vacation next week!  Too close together, but that was how the availability of the places worked out for us.  At Cape Cod, we have a full kitchen, good sized fridge.  We will cook in and do our won lunches since we will mostly be beaching it and being lazy!  Maybe a day trip to P-Town, and one to the Vineyard. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on July 07, 2014, 04:11:19 PM
I was referring to the picky eater situation. ;)

With the Apple, pulverized veggies might be wonderfully hidden. :yes:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on July 07, 2014, 04:37:48 PM
Oh, I see.  No way my kids would touch that dish at all, lol.  Nothing with a sauce or gravy.  Plain only.  They will eat a few plain veggies and ds also enjoys a simple romain salad with my homemade balsalmic dressing. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on July 08, 2014, 10:19:18 AM
So far, I've made 2 salads for tonite:

A tarragon/dill potato salad (like an Ina Garten one):  potatoes, red onion, dill and tarragon -- herbs from my garden, mayo & olive oil and white wine vinegar & touch sugar.  Will let DH pick his own olives and add as kids don't care for olives (pity).  Garnished with dill flowers.  Pretty!


A traditional all-American potato salad:  potatoes, hard boiled eggs, celery, sweet pickle, Miracle Whip & mustard & sweet pickle juice, S&P, paprika.


Not sure what to do for third salad -- maybe broccoli/cauliflower with lite sour cream, raisins, and onion.  Anc bacon, of course!

Baked muffins really early, since it's so danged hot!  They are apricot - golden raisin muffins (lots of orange and lemon zest) -- taste a lot like the old McCall's recipe for light fruit cake, sans nuts!

 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on July 08, 2014, 12:45:47 PM
Last night I made this  - http://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipes/7498-cuban-shredded-beef

OMG so good.

Tonight was supposed to be pulled pork in the crockpot but that has been pushed to tomorrow so we can do Maker's night.  We have a semi insane busy week.  Am excited!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on July 28, 2014, 05:05:28 PM
I just finished making a shrimp and corn chowder.  And we are having linguini with basil cream sauce with roasted tomatoes (sauce from a jar for DS), with roasted seafood on top (shrimp, scallops and salmon--DD will have hers w/o seafood, and DS will just stick to the salmon, as he doesn't care for shellfish).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on July 29, 2014, 04:19:10 PM
Last night, DH made a veggie tart-like thing with zucchini, squash, asparagus and polenta.

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/037A0AD8-83C8-4802-9E9B-F1E0A5FDD3F5_zpsbpiuqrkb.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on August 06, 2014, 06:05:44 PM
Last taco night of the summer!  We postponed from Tuesday since all the cabins were on trips last night.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on August 19, 2014, 02:36:03 PM
I really missed cooking while I was at camp.  I did cook all my own food there, but usually didn't have the time/energy for anything very complicated.

So...sort of huge country dinner tonight.  Roast turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cornbread, deviled eggs.

We'll be eating leftovers in various incarnations for the rest of the week.  I need to go pick up salad greens, dsd will be wanting a salad with leftover turkey breast for her lunch tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on August 20, 2014, 02:04:40 PM
Tater Tot Casserole - maybe Becca's DD would like to come for dinner ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on August 22, 2014, 12:47:41 PM
LEMON CHICKEN

serves 4

1  1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil plus more for pan
juice of 1  1/2 large lemons, plus 5-6 slices of lemon
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
kosher salt & pepper
chopped Italian parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 375F.  Lightly drizzle olive oil in a glass baking dish or enamel pan. Add chicken thighs and set aside. In a large measuring cup or bowl mix together olive oil, lemon juice, onion, garlic, thyme and oregano until well combined. Pour onion mixture over chicken thighs and toss to coat. Nestle lemon slices around the chicken and season with salt & freshly cracked pepper.  Place chicken into the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on the thickness of the chicken), until chicken is thoroughly cooked and the juice is bubbling. Cover the pan and let chicken sit for 5 minutes and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve on top of rice, making sure to spoon the juices on top.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on August 22, 2014, 01:20:34 PM
Yum - I make something similar with capers. 

Thanks for sharing!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GingerPye on August 22, 2014, 01:47:31 PM
oooh, that looks so good, and like something *I* can do!!  lol  Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on August 22, 2014, 02:52:53 PM
Oh, I love a lemon caper sauce on chicken. That was my safe meal at a fave restaurant in our former town. They also baked their own bread and brought it out with a tapenade when you were seated. Wowza.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: berty on August 28, 2014, 08:58:50 AM
tonight I'm gonna cook some spaghetti with seafood and white wine sauce :D

jummy  :happydance:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on September 01, 2014, 09:20:38 PM
Eggplant with amazing green sauce (parsley, kalamatas, capers, olive oil, balsamic or red wine vinegar).

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/Mobile%20Uploads/144F8AF0-54F0-4EFF-B0C1-D7D2F854629F_zpsxxtha7mz.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: CMdeux on September 01, 2014, 09:59:08 PM
Tonight we had home-made build-your-own pizzas-- with black olives, WallaWalla sweet onions, red bell peppers, thin-sliced zucchini, baby 'bellas, and Canadian bacon for the non-veggie lovers. 

Teenagers LOVE this as a party food-- personal pizzas that they make themselves.  I just make the pizza dough, and leave it on parchment in flattened rounds for them to top and put into the oven on a peel.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on September 01, 2014, 10:06:51 PM
We've done that for a few of DS' birthday parties. Works great for Tweens, too. :yes:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: SilverLining on September 03, 2014, 11:22:22 AM
Tonight we had home-made build-your-own pizzas-- with black olives, WallaWalla sweet onions, red bell peppers, thin-sliced zucchini, baby 'bellas, and Canadian bacon for the non-veggie lovers. 

Teenagers LOVE this as a party food-- personal pizzas that they make themselves.  I just make the pizza dough, and leave it on parchment in flattened rounds for them to top and put into the oven on a peel.

You do know in Canada there is no "Canadian Bacon".  Here, all bacon is Canadian.

Is what you call Canadian Bacon the same as what we call Peameal Bacon? 

Quote
Peameal bacon is a type of bacon originating in Toronto, Canada. The name reflects the historic practice of rolling the cured and trimmed boneless loin in dried and ground yellow peas, originally for preservation reasons. Since the war years it has been rolled in ground yellow cornmeal. It is low in fat, and slow cured.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on September 03, 2014, 04:37:15 PM
Taco night at our house.   Actually, DS will have tacos.  I will have taco salad.  I have an avocado, ripe native tomatoes, a couple of ears of corn that I plan to grill, tortilla chips, lettuce, cheese, and if course I will season some meat.  That will be my salad, with a lime vinaigrette.  DS will have mostly the same plus some salsa in taco shells.  DH doesn't like tacos, so we only eat them while he is gone.  And I much prefer mine with good fresh local tomatoes, so summer is the time for them as far as I am concerned.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on September 03, 2014, 05:03:32 PM
Broiled cod, creamed spinach, basmati rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on September 03, 2014, 06:15:18 PM
GN, do you make your own creamed spinach?  recipe?  Please.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on September 03, 2014, 06:52:46 PM
Yes, I'll post when I have desktop access. I hate typing on my phone.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on September 03, 2014, 10:56:04 PM
Stuffed giant party pan squash--stuffed with grated carrot, fresh chives, chopped fresh spinach, tarragon, Penzey's shallot, Penzey's Foxpoint, shredded cheddar, shredded parm, two eggs, crushed crackers, salt and pepper. Yummy!!

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on September 10, 2014, 05:20:16 PM
Roast pork loin topped with bacon and brown sugar, julienned rainbow carrots, corn on the cob, homemade apple sauce, roasted baby potatoes.  And for dessert, pumpkin cheesecake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 13, 2014, 10:52:34 PM
Quesadillas with beans, corn salsa, and grilled skirt steak.

I'm on a massive corn salsa kick this week - made a second batch tonight.  DSD loves it, and I have been sending it in her lunch.  The first time I sent it, she couldn't find the tortilla chips (in the second pocket of her lunch box), and she just ate it all with a spoon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on September 18, 2014, 07:52:04 AM
Tonite:

Chilaquiles -- meat free & will likely toss in a can or 2 of kidney beans.

Roasted potatoes -- spicy with cayenne.

Salad -- Romaine with lots of crunchy veggies and peppers.


Tomorrow nite:

Leftovers of chilaquiles and will make fresh batch of Mex rice to go with.

Shhhhh . . . might try homemade flan . . . kids will love me. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 20, 2014, 01:25:54 AM
Sounds good!  We had roasted potatoes with dinner as well.

DH's new favorite is potato skins made with taco leftovers.  About a week ago, I saw some potato skins on tv and decided that I HAD to have them right then.  Had never made them before, but they were really good, way better than I have ever had in a restaurant.  Which hey, if DH likes them with leftovers (I did the taco ones with some taco meat, corn salsa, and pepperjack cheese), then at least I have found another way to use up tiny amounts of leftovers.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on October 14, 2014, 02:01:59 PM
I'm making French Dip sandwiches for dinner tonight.  3 out of 4 of us love it.  DS can take it or leave it.  The recipe calls for a cup of red wine but I use a bit less bc I thnk that's the flavor DS does not love.  I also made muffins - milk muffins a la Mt. Sinai and baked a batch of cookies! 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 14, 2014, 04:24:44 PM
I made up a reuben mac and cheese for DH and DSD out of the leftover corned beef from last night...hope that they like it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on October 16, 2014, 07:29:37 AM
I think I'm gonna have to make a huge batch of chili today so that I can keep up with teen appetites and tight schedules.  Then life will be TGFL = Thank goodness for leftovers!!

Ground turkey & org or grass-fed beef combo
Kidney beans (organic)
Mountains of onion and garlic  (Org onions, but cannot find org garlic)
Heap of chili powder
Extra roasted cumin
Cayenne to taste (and extra on the table)
Cans of organic diced tomato
S&P

Serve with baked corn tortilla strips (oh, heck, will have to find Fritos for DH)
Shredded cheddar
Diced onion


Salad to go with

Fruit -- no clue what -- strawberries are too costly now but I want something fresh and raw
(Wish I had a ripe pineapple, that would be great)


~~~~

Crud.  I'm still gonna have to go to grocery store to cover for this.    Oh well.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on October 24, 2014, 02:49:46 PM
Making repeat of Ratatouille I made the other night.  I based mine on Anne Burrell's oven roasted version, but I chopped it all up into edible pieces and roasted it all together . . . didn't do in stages or pan-sauté anything.  Went for super simple (roasted at 375 and then bumped it up to 390 for a bit).

Tonight I'm adding fennel, ala an Epicurious recipe.

Will add steamed green beans -- with light olive oil and garlic (heavy garlic) as sauce.

Re-warmed up corn bread on side.  Sweet neighbor brought us some honey from Greece, which the adults will enjoy.  No way to determine safety of that honey for the kids, but they are happy to eat cornbread plain or with just butter.



Splurged on strawberries and we'll have those.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 25, 2014, 08:38:21 AM
That sounds yummy ajas. 

I saw an add from my local produce page with gorgeous savoy cabbages from another local farm.  Think I will go get one and make an unstuffed cabbage casserole for dinner.  Lighten it up a bit with quinoa vs rice and go a bit lighter on the meat.  But, may splurge if I find ground lamb.  otherwise, will use ground turkey.  Maybe Moroccan seasonings.  will go look at recipes and figure that part out. 

Got this beauty:

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a312/cjwrcw/IMG_0037_zps55603282.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on October 25, 2014, 11:25:10 PM
Oooh lovely!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 26, 2014, 06:52:12 AM
I made "unstuffed" cabbage, with the ground lamb and it was yummy!  Lots leftover too.  BIG cabbage. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 26, 2014, 08:20:19 AM
Oh my, that looks heavenly!

A new farm-to-table produce delivery service has popped up in my area, and I'm going to check it out.  I haven't done well with those in the past because my schedule can be too unpredictable, and I've ended up throwing stuff out that I never had time to use.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on October 27, 2014, 12:53:04 PM
Ugh, I have no idea what to do for dinner.  I'm in such a funk from the weekend and have no desire to cook.  DD has ballet from 5:15-6:30 and both kids have their instrument lessons at 7:30.  I'm driving ballet carpool.  I guess I'll make pancakes before we leave for ballet and reheat them when we get home.  Maybe tomorrow I'll get back to normal and make a good dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 27, 2014, 05:07:48 PM
Lazy dinner night here too.  Dd just inhaled a bowl of Kraft Dinner, a luxury you do not have, and ds will have a quick soup with bullion, alphabets, and some perdue short cuts chicken.  He does not like Kraft Dinner.  I nuked some fresh broccoli. 

Dh and I are still working our way through that cabbage casserole, lol.  It was a LOT!  I am enjoying it, though. 

Though, I have probably had my dinner's worth of calories through snitching bites of the Kraft Dinner and eating dd's broccoli, because she was running late for practice.  I will make her more later.  She is not getting out of eating her broccoli!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on October 27, 2014, 06:12:12 PM
Oh, I love Kraft Mac & Cheese.  The kids & DH ate the pancakes.  DH made bacon too.  I had a slice.  I'm not sure what I'm going to eat.  DH is taking the kids to their lessons. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 27, 2014, 07:16:59 PM
I threw a whole chicken in the oven with carrots, potatoes and onions, roasted att 425 for 1 1/2 hrs. while I went to visit Auntie.  Made a salad while the chicken rested.  Delicious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 27, 2014, 09:12:41 PM
You rock, GN!  It takes me forever to prep a chicken.  Maybe some OCD at play!  They have been on sale, so I should get one.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on October 28, 2014, 07:52:43 AM
Last night was crazy. I finished work at 5:30, hadn't showered, and had a meeting at school at 7:00. And had to get DS home from school in between and dH was changing the oil on his car. 

I tossed fresh and frozen veggies in with some NoChicken Stock (the best veggie stock eeeeeever), a can of diced tomatoes, put some quinoa on to go in it later and got in the shower.  (sautéed the onions and other veggies first). It was surprisingly yummy. It was a bit of a stone soup. I had one zucchini, two handfuls of carrot sticks, fresh bagged green beans and the last of a bag of frozen corn. I added some milk near the end.  It was a very, very hearty soup.  DH made a few slices of parm toast to serve with it.

I need to remember this as an option more than I do on nights that are busy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 28, 2014, 05:54:27 PM
I do stone soup often.  I call it "clean out the fridge soup."  But it usually starts with sauteed sweet sausage and onions and garlic. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on November 01, 2014, 10:08:21 AM
I made this earlier this week:

Easy Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on November 01, 2014, 04:03:47 PM
I spatchcocked a chicken earlier and stuck in some brine.  Will season with a nice rub that I already mixed up, then brown the chicken on the stove then roast in the oven.  I just finished making my first cranberry sauce of the season.  I will roast some baby carrots I bought yesterday, and baby potatoes.  Some nice grapes that I picked up yet ready will round it out nicely.  Oh, and definitely a nice wine.  I need to put some in the fridge.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 10, 2014, 08:13:20 PM
Baked Chicken with Mustard

Chicken cut into 8 pieces
2 Tbsps. Dijon Mustard
2Tbsps. Lemon juice
2Tbsps. Olive oil
1 Ttbsp. Fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
Salt and pepper to,taste

Preheat oven to 375.  Oil a baking sheet.

Combine all ingredients except the chicken in a bowl; add chicken and massage in.

Place chicken on baking sheet for 45-50 minutes; then broil for 5.  No need to turn the chicken.

I had this with baby red potatoes and broccoli.



Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on December 14, 2014, 07:03:17 PM
I need to get my crock pot out, make it live on the counter, and have some easy-ish home cooked meals.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 15, 2014, 03:07:08 PM
I have a whole chicken going in my crock pot right now.  Ours doesn't live on the counter, but it is easy to find it a spot on the island, and I store it in a spot where it is easy to grab.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on December 15, 2014, 04:26:21 PM
Can't wait to eat this tonight...

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/ethiopian_chicken_stew.html
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on December 15, 2014, 04:47:42 PM
That looks yummy! 

Tacos here tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on December 15, 2014, 04:52:07 PM
Oven BBQ chicken (found some Guy Fieri sauce we really like . . . supposedly it is safe for our needs) . . .

Baked potatoes

Steamed broc (just enuf for tonite)

Was going to do oven roasted broc & cauli, but not enough ovens to do all the above & get supper on soon.

Did enough to give me tons of leftovers -- will freeze some chicken.  Did double the number of potatoes we needed.
When I serve as leftovers tomorrow, I'll do a batch of oven roasted broc, cauli, and shallots so that DS will be thrilled.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on December 15, 2014, 07:36:29 PM
Mushroom ravioli pomodoro, steamed broccoli.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on December 15, 2014, 09:31:33 PM
Whipped up a quick chicken soup with a rotisserie chicken(leftovers from two I had over the weeknd), and boxed stock.  Pulled off some for me and added spinach, put pasta in the one for the kids.  Dh mixed the two and I added a small bit of the noodly one to my larger bowl of the spinach-y one. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 06, 2015, 07:24:40 PM
I did a roast chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy tonight, and it is magnificent.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 06, 2015, 07:31:01 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on January 14, 2015, 07:21:28 PM
I made myself the best salad!  I tossed domain lettuce with a homemade lemon dill vinaigrette.  On top I put roasted beets, cucumber, marinated artichoke hearts, olives, chick peas, feta, and seared chicken breast.  Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on January 14, 2015, 07:52:38 PM
That sounds yummy!  I had a romaine, beets and cucumber ranch salad today at lunch and we were out of feta.  Yours sounds way more interesting!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 15, 2015, 06:00:57 AM
My kinda salad.  Yum! 

Just had a big slice of leftover broccoli, ham and cheese quiche for breakfast.  We had steak and cheese subs last night.  Homemade, not purchased.  Kids love those.  I planned ot have 1/2 of one, and a salad, but ended up eating the whole thing.  Or as dd used to say as a toddler, "The whooole hing!"  Not a typo.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on January 15, 2015, 06:29:46 AM
Lol. 

Last night I made that kale and apple soup.  It was wonderful.  It really does need yogurt or creme fraiche.  I don't think the marscapone would have had the right flavor.  I opted not to get it because of $$ and I knew we had yogurt at home. 

I also made this super easy Rotel Corn to go with it. It was not light, but it was really good and extremely easy and certainly qualifies as a candidate for the monthly church potluck (although I might have to change the Rotel:corn balance). 

I never serve corn as a dish--always in something So this was nice, even if corn is not such a great nutritional choice.  I used leftovers in DS' breakfast burrito this morning (egg, Rotel corn, spinach and cheese). 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on January 15, 2015, 06:30:53 AM
Oooh--meant to post tonight.  I'm going to make a relleno casserole.  Or maybe it's a tamale casserole. 

DH has a meeting at school, and DS is staying to help wtih tech.  DH will just take dinner to DS--so a casserole-type thing is good there.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Ra3chel on February 10, 2015, 10:37:23 PM
Vegetable matzo ball soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on February 10, 2015, 10:49:16 PM
It's vegetarian?  Recipe please!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Ra3chel on February 11, 2015, 07:04:39 PM
The base is SUPER modifiable--you can pretty much throw in any soup-friendly veggies, at proportions of your choice.

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced (optional)
4 ribs celery, thinly sliced
6 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced
3 zucchini, unpeeled and thinly sliced
1 rutabaga, peeled and diced
4 medium tomatoes, peeled and diced (Or a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes)
2 bay leaves
2 1/2 quarts water
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Matzo balls, from your recipe of choice.
 
Heat oil in large pan. Add onions and garlic; saute until soft. Add celery, carrots, parsnips, zucchini and rutabaga; saute 10 minutes, stirring with wooden spoon. Add tomatoes, bay leaves and water.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer 1 hour, or until vegetables are tender and soup is thick. Remove and discard bay leaves. Then, with an immersion blender, blitz the whole thing into a thick broth with lots of little bits of vegetables. Bring back to a boil, and cook matzo balls in it.

Yield: About 12 servings.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on February 12, 2015, 09:54:21 AM
Yum.  I will make this!  I love roasting veggies for blending for soups, too. Does such nice a nice thing for parsnips!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on February 12, 2015, 09:56:35 AM
DH made a kale polenta the other night and made a salsa verde  for it. With some lime, it was all fireworks and wowza.   Sooooo good. I used the leftover salsa last night on some tamales we had frozen. It's not easy being green, but DH managed it very well!


(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/McCobbre/Mobile%20Uploads/7AE67739-CE97-4BC3-9D91-2415DAC8FC72_zps1l88av6d.jpg)
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Post by: hedgehog on February 12, 2015, 01:55:41 PM
Tonight I am stuffing chicken breasts with Brie and fig jam. Maybe finishing with a drizzle of balsamic.  Sides of mashed sweet potatoes and applesauce with lots of cinnamon. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 12, 2015, 08:50:57 PM
Tonight I am stuffing chicken breasts with Brie and fig jam. Maybe finishing with a drizzle of balsamic.  Sides of mashed sweet potatoes and applesauce with lots of cinnamon.
Is it too late for me to show up for dinner? ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 22, 2015, 05:25:24 PM
Home.  Run.

http://www.food.com/recipe/grandpas-sauerkraut-and-kielbasa-110223
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on February 22, 2015, 06:18:06 PM
Home.  Run.

[url]http://www.food.com/recipe/grandpas-sauerkraut-and-kielbasa-110223[/url]


Just needs cottage cheese :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 22, 2015, 07:54:51 PM
Home.  Run.

[url]http://www.food.com/recipe/grandpas-sauerkraut-and-kielbasa-110223[/url]


Just needs cottage cheese :)

I was thinking of you while I made it!  Can't see it with cottage cheese, maybe a little sour cream and paprika.
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Post by: becca on February 23, 2015, 06:28:02 AM
Home.  Run.

[url]http://www.food.com/recipe/grandpas-sauerkraut-and-kielbasa-110223[/url]


I used to do this with bow tie pasta.  Otherwise, pretty similar.  How can you go wrong with 1/2 cup butter?!?  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on February 23, 2015, 08:43:44 AM
Mmmmm, butter...I miss butter :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on February 23, 2015, 10:09:01 AM
Home.  Run.

[url]http://www.food.com/recipe/grandpas-sauerkraut-and-kielbasa-110223[/url]


Just needs cottage cheese :)

I was thinking of you while I made it!  Can't see it with cottage cheese, maybe a little sour cream and paprika.


Now you made me want your Chicken Paprikash recipe and I just went shopping.  Adding it to the menu later in the week or for next...
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Post by: becca on February 23, 2015, 10:53:59 AM
Mary, you can do it with turkey Kielbasa and chicken stock.  Skip the noodles and potatoes, add cauliflower or cabbage for filler!  Pre shredded slaw, lightly sauteed would have nice ribbons and texture. I may buy the ingredients.  Still salty as all heck, but yummy. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 23, 2015, 12:35:41 PM
I used turkey kielbasa and olive oil instead of butter.  I bet butter would have been even better, lol. Thought about adding egg noodles, but the spuds were starchy enough.
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Post by: YouKnowWho on March 06, 2015, 02:20:31 PM
Salmon loaf for dinner.  MIL was going to make patties but I saw the recipe for salmon loaf so I took over. 

I have to make tuna salad for DH though unless I figure out what to use instead of bread crumbs that will fit his diet...

We are loving Just Mayo by Hampton Creek which is really not mayo technically since it's vegan but it's added to our repertoire of foods.
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Post by: YouKnowWho on March 11, 2015, 04:35:15 PM
Saurbraten and red cabbage for dinner  :happydance:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on March 11, 2015, 06:49:53 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: GoingNuts on April 15, 2015, 07:08:26 PM
Winner!
http://damndelicious.net/2014/04/09/one-pan-mexican-quinoa/
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on October 19, 2015, 06:12:15 PM
I just made such a fall dinner. We started with butternut squash soup, with a dollop of creme fraiche and pepitas.  For the main course I pounded pork chops thin, rolled them around Brie and dried fruit, covered them with cranberry sauce and baked them.  The side was pumpkin ravioli with sage brown butter sauce. Dessert was poached pears cooked in red wine with mulling spices.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: PurpleCat on October 19, 2015, 06:15:14 PM
and that would be me, standing outside your door with a bottle of wine!
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Post by: GoingNuts on October 19, 2015, 06:48:10 PM
I've already eaten, but wouldn't mind coming to your house for seconds, Hezz.  ;D

Broiled salmon, brown rice, steamed green beans, baked apples for dessert.
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Post by: becca on October 19, 2015, 11:50:14 PM
Hedgie, that would take me days to prepare!  Sounds amazing!
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Post by: becca on October 19, 2015, 11:51:56 PM
I had a belly ache today, so had chicken and rice soup from a can, lol.  Felt better later and added some rice crackers with cheddar.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: nameless on October 26, 2015, 06:20:14 PM
This...is the best chicken and rice I've ever had and it's so easy. CRACK RICE. CRACK. RICE.

No substitutions - I used white wine (Barefoot Chardonnay), salt free chicken stock, and skin on bone-in chicken thighs. Arborio rice only.  Fresh microplaned parmesan.

O.M.G.

People. You must try it.

http://www.recipetineats.com/one-pot-creamy-parmesan-garlic-risotto-with-lemon-pepper-chicken/
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on October 27, 2015, 05:45:38 AM
Came to this thread fir inspiration fir tonight.  I may have found that t with that chicken dish.  The only catch is DH hates rice, and will not try it.  He does not seem to realize that all rice is not the same, and if he won't even try it, there is no convincing him.  Hmmm...maybe I should keep looking.  Too bad, it looks so good to me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 27, 2015, 05:56:12 AM
Last night was super-simple   - baked chicken, roasted red potatoes, steamed broccoli with garlic.

Not sure about tonight - depends on when I get home.  I have a ripe avocado, so would like to use that.  Maybe quinoa with black beans, tomato and avocado.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 28, 2015, 06:19:39 PM
Pulled together at the last minute tonight:  Roasted balsamic pork tenderloin, sauteed onions and apples, baked sweet potato, spring mix salad greens, and sweet corn(for the kids).  My meal was the pork, apple saute, greens and a bit of balsamic dressing.  Dh added sweet potato.  I may use the other half with poached eggs in the morning. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hezzier on November 01, 2015, 05:25:36 PM
Baked Chicken Fajitas on a bed of romaine, kids had theirs on corn tortillas

http://realmomkitchen.com/9318/oven-baked-chicken-fajitas/

I doubled the chicken so there would be leftovers and used 2 bell peppers instead of 1
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Post by: Janelle205 on November 09, 2015, 11:24:09 PM
Tacos with chicken, rice, black beans, avocado slices and fresh cilantro.  Was a little low on the taco filling mix, so made up a quick batch of fresh guac and chips to round things out.  Pina colada jello with crushed pineapple for dessert.
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Post by: hedgehog on November 10, 2015, 05:22:10 AM
Braised short ribs.  Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on November 10, 2015, 06:22:59 PM
I've never cooked short ribs!  Recipe? 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on November 11, 2015, 05:56:32 AM
Easy.  Dredge in seasoned flour, sear all sides.  Pour  red wine into the pan, enough to come half to two thirds up the meat.  Add whatever seasonings you like.  Last night I used mulling spices, but I sometimes use rosemary and garlic.  Cover and put in a low oven (about 225-250) for a few hours.  I also threw some mushrooms in, but it's optional.
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Post by: spacecanada on November 12, 2015, 05:27:46 PM
Clean-out-the-fridge soup made with homemade noodles.  Then, it will be pumpkin pie pudding for dessert - because my attempt at a gingerbread crust failed, but the pie insides and middle of the crust worked.  We scooped out the insides and some of the crust that turned out and made pudding.  It's really delicious.

Lazy suppers on days when I have to work.  (I teach sewing lessons in the evenings, so supper has to be non-cook husband-proof or really quick.)
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Post by: momma2boys on November 12, 2015, 09:59:58 PM
I don't like pumpkin pie, but gingerbread crust sounds yummy!

I made breakfast burritos tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 13, 2015, 07:15:38 AM
Pumpkin pie with a gingerbread crust sounds heavenly!  Maybe I'll experiment with that this year.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: spacecanada on November 13, 2015, 10:43:12 AM
Word of caution about the gingerbread crust: don't precook it, spray the pie tin (duh, how did I miss that), and cover the edges of the pie crust with foil.  That is what I should have done... and maybe checked on the pies every ten minutes to catch the crust burning before it burnt. I was distracted.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on November 13, 2015, 10:54:23 AM
Tonight we are having tortellini soup and fig, prosciutto, and goat cheese pizza.  With arugula salad that can go on the pizza it on the side.  I got inspired at the grocery store today  ;D
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Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on November 24, 2015, 05:45:13 PM
looked interesting...we'll see what the men think:

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016158-indian-spiced-tomato-and-egg-casserole

(smells wonderful & and has two of our favorite things - cumin and cilantro)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on November 28, 2015, 02:00:55 PM
OK - the tomato egg casserole ^^^ was an HUGE hit....as always, there was a "where's the meat?" ~) then they had it and LOVED it!  Def. gonna be on the monthly rotation.  Recipe was spot on - I don' t usually follow them but did, b/c of the mint...I was hesitant about the mix in this so I followed it - very yummy...warmed some up the next day for b'fast, and added a fresh egg. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 07, 2016, 06:56:54 PM
Skinny Buffalo Chicken

1/4 Cup Frank's Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire
1 TBSP. butter

1 lb. chicken strips or tenders

1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles
2 TBSP. light mayo
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt

1. In a large skillet, combine hot sauce, Worcestershire and butter. Heat gently, then turn off heat.

2.  Combine yogurt, bleu cheese and mayo. Allow flavors to blend.

3. Cook chicken strips in a skillet, grill pan or on a grill, so they brown or get grill marks. When done, place them in the skillet with the hot sauce mixture. Heat gently, and toss to combine well.

Serve with the bleu cheese dressing, carrot and celery sticks.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 07, 2016, 09:54:20 PM
Yum!  I made baked wings, which I steamed first.  But still indulgent with skin and butter.  I used a purchased yogurt blue cheese dressing, Bolthouse.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on February 08, 2016, 07:26:24 AM
Guessing the hit sauce is 1/4 cup?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 08, 2016, 12:11:10 PM
Yes. Probably shouldn't have posted from my phone!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on February 08, 2016, 03:32:08 PM
I made chicken soup and homemade bread for tonight.  DH will probably complain that soup isn't filling.  He always does, but its a good cold weather meal.  I also prepped the meat for Shepherd's pie for tomorrow.  I have never made it before but I LOVE it.  I hope the kids like it. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on March 08, 2016, 07:24:32 PM
Wanted to share this dish - vegetarian - if you eat eggs - we love this dish in our house...and I usually have most of the ingredients on hand...

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016158-indian-spiced-tomato-and-egg-casserole
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on March 22, 2016, 05:41:18 PM
I made steak fajitas tonight - everyone really liked them.  Usually there is one little person complaining.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on March 22, 2016, 06:08:02 PM
Pan sauteed lemon sole with roasted tomatoes and garlic, oven roasted cauliflower and carrots, brown rice.  Enough so there will be leftovers for lunch.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: becca on March 23, 2016, 09:18:40 AM
Sounds yummy! 
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Post by: Macabre on April 11, 2016, 05:38:52 PM
Broccoli soup!
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Post by: GoingNuts on April 11, 2016, 06:14:47 PM
Tandoori chicken which should be sizzling on the grill, but apparently we are out of propane, so it is in the oven.  Roasted cauliflower and red potatoes.  And they better hurry up and finish cooking, because I'm starved.
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Post by: Macabre on April 13, 2016, 05:28:04 PM
Broccoli soup!

So used leftovers as a pasta sauce the next night for a healthier pasta primavera.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on June 29, 2016, 01:23:29 PM
Ribs, cole slaw and home made (oven) french fries   ;D
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Post by: spacecanada on June 29, 2016, 06:46:07 PM
Homemade noodle soup.  Then teaching my neighbour how to make cookies.  She is my age and hasn't had much luck with baking.  Tonight that will all change.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on June 29, 2016, 07:34:32 PM
Grilled salmon, dilled rice, salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on June 29, 2016, 07:37:26 PM
Take out pizza. Because we are all three getting home from work late and have to dig into making tamales for DS' party.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on July 05, 2016, 03:49:42 PM
Not exactly for dinner.  More like for lunch tomorrow.  Unless my friend is delayed getting to the next town, then it is supper.  I am making sure he is happy with what I bring him.   ;D Smoked tenderloin on kaiser rolls, with horseradish sauce, roasted tomatoes, and arugula.  Fresh strawberries from a farm stand.  For dessert, chocolate terrine with raspberry sauce.  Something extra for him to have after I leave, double chocolate zucchini bread.  Oh, and iced tea.  It's what we both always order to drink when we go to trivia.
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Post by: GoingNuts on July 05, 2016, 07:30:49 PM
Vegetarian chili Mac and cheese. Amazing.
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Post by: Macabre on July 05, 2016, 11:17:24 PM
Post recipe please.
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Post by: GoingNuts on July 06, 2016, 05:59:09 AM
Running to work; will try to post later.  Very quick and easy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on July 06, 2016, 07:42:46 PM
http://www.budgetbytes.com/2016/01/cheesy-vegetarian-chili-mac/

I added some diced green pepper and halved the flour (next time I might leave it out entirely).

Delicious, and very satisfying.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on July 06, 2016, 11:08:09 PM
This is my Cowboy Stew with macaroni!  (And I use vegetarian baked beans and garbanzos with the black beans and don't use kidneys or pintos).

Poblano is a very good substitute for green bells in this.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on July 07, 2016, 06:28:34 AM
Ahhh, so this is your cowboy stew!  You could definitely increase the veg content with this and add diced zucchini, carrots, whatever.  It is absolutely going into the rotation. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on July 07, 2016, 01:47:46 PM
Sometimes I add sweet potato.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: momtoAidenDeclan on August 12, 2016, 10:24:10 AM
Summer is for dinner:

Burgers (tomato)
Corn
Zucchini and squash
Cantaloupe
Baked Beans
and homemade buns (http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/40-minute-hamburger-buns)

Headed out to hit store and farmerstand
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Post by: Janelle205 on August 22, 2016, 01:30:23 PM
Roast chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed broccoli, fresh watermelon (for the non-allergic).

My house smells delicious.
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Post by: hedgehog on August 22, 2016, 02:27:46 PM
For lunch I had two ears of roasted corn and a tomato salad (red and yellow grade tomatoes, salt, fresh mozzarella, and chopped basil and olive oil).  I had no fruits or veggies yesterday (grabbed what I could at airports).  So that tasted really good today.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on August 22, 2016, 06:09:22 PM
Beer Can chicken, with roast potatoes, rainbow carrots (the last of my garden's), cauliflower and onion.  Delicious!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on August 23, 2016, 04:25:15 PM
Trying out my new cast iron skillet - filet mignon for DS/NY strip for the rest of us with fried onions, corn on the cob and garlic bread.  I should have bought a green, but I didn't...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 13, 2016, 02:39:16 PM
Avocado bacon quiche tonight for everyone else, buffalo chicken quesadillas for me.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 14, 2016, 11:06:44 PM
Tonight was philly cheesesteak pasta, rolls with garlic dill butter, carrots and grapes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on September 15, 2016, 06:15:50 AM
Tell me more about this Philly Cheesesteak pasta!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: eragon on September 15, 2016, 01:03:37 PM
tonight is shepards pie, I always get a hug from son if I make this!

This week has been, chicken stir fry, oven baked haddock and veg risotto, am getting bored now. tired of cooking!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 15, 2016, 02:03:52 PM
I got the idea for the pasta from a hamburger helper box, but then made it myself.

Our grocery store sells really thin cut beef for making steak sandwiches.  I bought that, cut into smaller pieces and then cooked in a skillet with peppers, onions, garlic and a little bit of worcestershire.  Cooked some short cut pasta.  Made a bechamel and then added mozzarella and provolone.  Mixed everything together and sprinkled a bit of cheese on top. 

Was pretty good.  Will make again.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: eragon on September 18, 2016, 10:59:21 AM
am making chicken pie for dinner. pure comfort food. we dropped of our youngest at uni yesterday. Came home and all the other 'kids' were out. Our home has never been this quiet.

<am sobbing inside>


will serve mashed potato and curly kale with lots of gravy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on September 18, 2016, 11:39:06 AM
Eragon -  :console:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on September 18, 2016, 05:35:54 PM
What, no wine eragon? I think you deserve it! :grouphug:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: eragon on September 21, 2016, 07:14:26 AM
I tried some wine. and may have some more on friday.
daughter is enjoying freshers week at uni, and that makes me sad as well, because she isnt missing us, even though that's a good thing. So my mind is a confused emotional mess!

my son made lamb dansak last night.

fish tonight. have no idea what I am doing with it. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on September 21, 2016, 07:29:01 AM
I got the idea for the pasta from a hamburger helper box, but then made it myself.

Our grocery store sells really thin cut beef for making steak sandwiches.  I bought that, cut into smaller pieces and then cooked in a skillet with peppers, onions, garlic and a little bit of worcestershire.  Cooked some short cut pasta.  Made a bechamel and then added mozzarella and provolone.  Mixed everything together and sprinkled a bit of cheese on top. 

Was pretty good.  Will make again.

I made this last night and it was good :)! I had swiss cheese and mild shredded cheddar on hand, so I used those. Next time I'll get a block of sharp cheddar. The cheese I used was a bit too mild. But all in all, good. It tasted like cheese steak and it's different than anything else I make. Thanks Janelle!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 21, 2016, 11:42:10 AM
Yay!  I am glad that you liked it!  :happydance:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on September 21, 2016, 12:32:21 PM
It took a lot of pans though! One for the pasta, one for the steak and one for the sauce. Not too big a deal though. I put it all together in the pasta pot and then washed the other pot and pan before dinner since dd wasn't home yet so we weren't ready to eat.
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Post by: Janelle205 on September 21, 2016, 05:59:33 PM
Easy dinner tonight - Steaks, baked potato, salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 22, 2016, 04:19:15 PM
Steak salads, herbed rolls, fresh fruit, strawberry cheesecake.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on September 22, 2016, 05:00:56 PM
Starting with a caprese salad.  Then steak, grilled corn on the cob, grilled zucchini, mushrooms.  For dessert, poached pears.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on September 23, 2016, 06:27:40 PM
Purple potatoes. DH is making a purple meal. TCU is playing SMU tonight. Gotta be purple!

Kick off is in 30 minutes at 7pm, which means it's time to leave work!

💜🐸😈🏈

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on September 30, 2016, 02:35:10 PM
Since DD opted out of the baseball game tonight and wants a girls night I decided we will cook together.  She LOVES dairy free chicken parm, so that is what we are going to make and we will make some homemade bread to have with it.  Not healthy but super yummy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: spacecanada on October 01, 2016, 11:28:48 AM
I plan on making my husband and brother some waffles with farm fresh strawberries and chocolate sauce for brunch, and a vegetable pot pie for supper.

I will send them over to the farmers market to buy groceries when they wake up...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 06, 2016, 10:00:30 PM
I made loco moco tonight for dinner for the first time.  Saw it referenced on a cooking show and decided I could figure it out.

Hawaiian dish - Rice, hamburger patty, over easy egg topped with brown gravy.  I will have to try it with different meats in the future I think as well.

DSD said that she could eat it every day.  DH was disappointed that there were no seconds (I just happened to have two hamburger patties in the freezer.)  Only negative was that it took 4 pans.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 18, 2016, 12:13:36 PM
This is lazy, but I made a sandwich that DH really liked for dinner a few nights ago, so I thought that I would share in case anyone wanted a quick dinner.

Chicken, topped with caramelized onion and provolone and bacon on an onion bun.

He was a huge fan.  If I made it again, I will probably do grilled chicken breast, but I used a breaded chicken patty because I was sick and would have had to thaw chicken to grill it.  Cooked the chicken patty, then topped with the onions and cheese and put it back in the oven to melt the cheese.  Toasted the bun a bit and then put the chicken and bacon on it. 

I used caramelized onions a lot in cooking, and almost always have a container of them in the refrigerator, so it was easy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on October 18, 2016, 12:18:22 PM
I love caramelized onions.  Sounds yummy, Janelle. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 20, 2016, 09:16:03 AM
Making a big country dinner always makes me feel like a good mom, so that is what I am doing today.

Roast chicken, mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, corn casserole, green beans, and rolls with herb butter.  My house is going to smell delicious.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 20, 2016, 10:49:49 AM
Making a big country dinner always makes me feel like a good mom, so that is what I am doing today.

Roast chicken, mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, corn casserole, green beans, and rolls with herb butter.  My house is going to smell delicious.  :)

I'll be over at 6:00!  ;D :smooch:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on October 20, 2016, 02:08:05 PM
Beef stew, made with red wine and mulling spices.  I will throw in some carrots, celery, mushrooms,and  butternut squash. Rosemary potatoes in the side.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on October 20, 2016, 03:28:36 PM
Hmmmm, how can I be at Hedgie's and Janelle's at the same time?

OMG, being home all week and not being able to cook is killing me.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on November 02, 2016, 07:05:13 PM
I made homemade butternut squash ravioli.  I tossed it in brown butter and sage.  Added candied walnuts (since DS is not here), and blue cheese. DH really liked it.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on November 08, 2016, 04:11:19 PM
Grilled flank steak with cilantro chimichurri, oven roasted asparagus, fresh fruit.

Ummm...I bought a bag of cilantro today at the discount grocery.  It is roughly the size of a pillow.  Going to be making some cilantro sauces to freeze in the next day or so.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on November 09, 2016, 10:54:27 AM
I just want mashed potatoes tonight.

And bourbon.


But I will probably be at the office.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on November 09, 2016, 11:28:19 AM
I want chocolate cake for dinner.  And a drink. Actually, I would love a drink now.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: PurpleCat on November 09, 2016, 01:10:33 PM
May I suggest a chocolate martini?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on November 09, 2016, 01:55:59 PM
I had a glass of wine with lunch  :hiding:

Will definitely have more with dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on November 14, 2016, 09:31:44 PM
Ham and bean soup.

DSD doesn't like beans.  She loves ham and bean soup.  She had two and a half bowls.  She eats almost anything though, so I'm not going to ask questions.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on November 21, 2016, 03:59:40 PM
It's so cold and blustery here today. I'm making split pea and ham soup. Yummmmm! I love soup and have quite a few soup recipes in my rotation. I think I could live on soup most of the winter.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 21, 2016, 05:24:16 PM
^^ I could too, but DH isn't as much of a fan.  :tongue:

Just defrosted leftovers from a makeshift dinner.  DS will be home tomorrow, so I made a big Crock Pot Ropa Vieja yesterday to have for tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on November 22, 2016, 07:50:32 AM
Never had that, GN, looks good!  I googled.

I was just thinking of making a kale, veggie, and turkey sausage soup to eat for a couple of days before the big, bad feast on Thursday.  I have a big bag of chopped kale in the fridge.  It needs to get used.  It whips up quickly in the Instant Pot. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: PurpleCat on November 22, 2016, 09:45:20 AM
I have a big pot of veggie soup for the day after!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on November 22, 2016, 06:15:12 PM
Never go to the soup today, but found a bag of Brussels sprouts that I had.  Roasted those and had a very small bit of the pasta and meatballs that I reheated for the kids.  mostly munched on sprouts. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Ciel on November 23, 2016, 02:22:57 PM
What would you do with a piece of chuck steak? I have no idea what to do with it.

I have mushrooms and broccoli to go with it, may pick up a couple of potatoes. But I have no idea how to cook the steak. I was planning on using my Instant Pot.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 23, 2016, 02:26:12 PM
No suggestions Ciel.  I would cook it low and slow, like a stew maybe? 

Becca, I got some halved brussels sprouts the other day and roasted them.  They came out the best I've ever made.  I have no idea why, b/c I do the same thing every time.  Gawrsh, I just love them.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 06, 2016, 03:36:00 PM
Stuffed peppers because I am super lazy tonight.  But I did make DS some with the baby sweet peppers instead of full size bell peppers.  Those are cute.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on December 08, 2016, 12:57:12 PM
Currently on the fourth thing that I have made in a crock pot this week.  Tonight will be broccoli cheese soup - will have to pick up a loaf of bread from the bakery after I get DSD from school to go with it.

Stuffed peppers from Tuesday were in one of my slow cookers, and a Mexican chicken and rice casserole in a slow cooker last night.  I made tamari and sesame glazed chicken drumsticks in a slow cooker for DH's work lunch yesterday, though that slow cooker is out of commission at least until we can try and clean the inside.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on December 08, 2016, 03:31:16 PM
Mmm, broccoli cheese soup. Yum. We're having pasta e fagioli. Not sure if I spelled that right.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: krasota on December 30, 2016, 09:58:59 PM
Sick since Christmas and haven't been able to feed myself.  I've been craving tomatillo soup with grilled cheese something awful.  Today I needed to grab the last few meds before the deductible resets--notably DD's epi-pens, which all expire in February.  So I washed my face, washed my hands, put on a neck buff, dipped myself in sanitizer, and went out to buy fresh tomatillos.  No basil was to be had, so I settled for the dried I have at home.  But after roasting them and making it, I'm very satisfied.

I'll have to try it in my new Instant pot, but today I just did my usual method of roasting in my cast iron skillet, adding to a pan of sauteed onions and garlic, then cooking down more, adding broth, herbs, blend.  Stirred in creme fraiche and all is well.  And yeah, I had my grilled cheese with it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on January 03, 2017, 06:29:23 AM
Sounds yummy!  I hope that you are finally feeling better, K. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on January 03, 2017, 07:09:13 AM
Sounds yummy, krasota!

Since I am going to be cooking some meals to send to my mom with DH, we will have lots of food on hand for dinners this week and maybe next.  I must remember to buy some containers to freeze stuff in.

I am making Roman Style Chicken (chicken, peppers, prosciutto, oregano, thyme, tomatoes, chicken broth and white wine), Beef stew, meat sauce, and meatloaf.  I may make another chicken dish too....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on January 09, 2017, 04:57:28 PM
I finally made latkes.  I was supposed to do it over break.  So nothing healthy tonight bc we are having chicken cutlets too....it will be yummy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 09, 2017, 08:18:44 PM
Baked chicken, sweet potatoes, zucchini.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on January 10, 2017, 02:07:53 PM
Ugh everything is just seeming the same. I thought about chicken paprikash, but we had Hungarian stew a week or so ago and it's basically the same thing, only with beef. I was going to make a recipe with chicken in a sun-dried tomato cream sauce with pasta, but it's too similar to a sausage and pasta dish with a tomato cream sauce I'm making tonight. Maybe Mexican barley bake (barley, black beans, chili tomatoes, cheese) but we just had turkey chili. So tonight is the sausage/pasta dish and tomorrow I'll make sweet and sour chicken and I need 2 more ideas for Thursday and Friday. We also had the squash/quinoa dish GN posted (which I think I may have found separately on my own but it's the same one she posted.)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Stinky10 on January 10, 2017, 04:01:40 PM
can you bake some chicken breasts (salt/pepper/olive oil and herbs de provance - or rosemary and garlic)  and diced sweet potatoes (salt pepper and olive oil) - on cookie sheets in oven at the same time

make homemade ranch dressing - see pioneer woman

have salad with diced chicken and sweet potatoes and homemade ranch - it's GOOD!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: ajasfolks2 on January 11, 2017, 04:07:59 AM
Feeling like Bensmom above.

Came to this thread for some inspiration.

Struggling to feed a family with widely ranging needs -- 2 kids are carnivores and swimmers and eat a ton of meat.
DH not eating as much as he once did.  And I'd like to remove meat almost entirely from my diet. 

And I'm tired of my cooking.

And I'm tired of cooking.


Sh**.  I should have found the "WHAT'S Your WHINE?" thread instead.

I'll shut up and read now.

 :coffee:

Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 11, 2017, 05:41:45 AM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on January 11, 2017, 12:12:24 PM
can you bake some chicken breasts (salt/pepper/olive oil and herbs de provance - or rosemary and garlic)  and diced sweet potatoes (salt pepper and olive oil) - on cookie sheets in oven at the same time

make homemade ranch dressing - see pioneer woman

have salad with diced chicken and sweet potatoes and homemade ranch - it's GOOD!

I do a similar thing in the summer--grilled chicken and sweet potatoes. I could try it in the winter in the oven. I've got the sweet and sour chicken for tonight and DS suggested a chicken/bulgar wheat/apricot/chickpea recipe I have for tomorrow. I'll figure Friday out on Friday. Sometimes I just get a rotisserie chicken, but that would be 3 nights of chicken. Maybe there will be enough leftovers, but I doubt it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 12, 2017, 12:52:47 AM
We had broccoli cheese soup (because I'm sick and relatively easy in the slow cooker).  Just picked up a loaf of roasted garlic bread from the grocery and had fresh fruit with it.

DS is a huge fan of bread dipped in soup, but for some reason, tonight was all about putting blueberries in his soup and then scooping them up with a spoon and eating them. I tried to get him to try the pear slices, because of the two, pear and cheese soup made more sense in my head, but he was not having that at all.  I am pretty sure that every blueberry that he ate tonight was dipped in soup, save maybe one or two.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on January 12, 2017, 06:40:02 AM
Blueberry actually pairs nicely with savory, so blueberry with broccoli/cheese might be pretty good. Certainly your DS thinks so.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 12, 2017, 08:33:16 PM
Blueberry actually pairs nicely with savory, so blueberry with broccoli/cheese might be pretty good. Certainly your DS thinks so.

Glad to hear it because DH and DS had Taco Bell (plus fruit from home) for dinner, because I'm sick, and DS added blueberries to his cheesy fiesta potatoes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on January 30, 2017, 07:51:20 AM
I made beef stew last night, which I haven't made in a long time and never had a good recipe for. I have a good recipe for pepper steak and a good one for Hungarian stew, but not plain old run of the mill beef stew. Now I do!

I just googled and used the first one that came up and it was simple and perfect.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/14685/slow-cooker-beef-stew-i/

The only thing I did differently was that instead of using just beef broth, I used some beef broth and some red wine. It was so easy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on January 30, 2017, 11:01:54 AM
That does look good.  Did you use a slow cooker, or did you cook it conventionally?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on January 30, 2017, 11:13:56 AM
Slow cooker. I think it says to cook for 12 hours, but I would never get it in that early. I think I did about 4 hours on low, then 3 on high, then another 2 on low. I served it over egg noodles with peas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 06, 2017, 04:05:59 PM
Corned beef, avocado and caramelized onion crustless quiche.  I'd normally use bacon, but I had a small piece of corned beef left over that wasn't really enough to do anything with, and google suggests that corned beef and avocado isn't an unheard of combo.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on February 06, 2017, 04:45:32 PM
Well, ham goes with avocado, and corned beef is very close to ham in flavor, the bigger difference being texture, and, obviously which animal it comes from.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 06, 2017, 05:51:27 PM
Leftover buffalo chicken breasts over salad.

Tomorrow night - meatballs with spaghetti squash.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 07, 2017, 09:16:02 PM
Clam chowder.

DSD had been wanting it since I first made it for her a while ago - she keeps trying to get it in restaurants and not liking their versions - mostly too thick I think, and probably less seasoned.

She said she was going to eat it for the next three days.  There is only about a cup left.  I promised I would get things to make more by the weekend.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 08, 2017, 04:12:42 PM
Pork roast, salad, fresh fruit (grapes, strawberries, oranges).

It is really nice to not be too sick to cook.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 08, 2017, 06:08:21 PM
Broiled salmon fillet, salad, red potatoes.  Yum.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on February 10, 2017, 02:42:48 PM
Leftover cajun chicken pasta. I try not to serve leftovers the very next night, but oh well. Last night's dinner is tonight's dinner.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 13, 2017, 10:06:36 PM
Egg baked in avocado halves, salad, grapes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 14, 2017, 05:50:18 AM
Eggs in avocado halves sounds amazing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on February 14, 2017, 07:16:50 AM
I made farro risotto stuffed peppers. They were ok--needed to be a bit more flavorful. This was part of my effort to eat healthy and expand my horizons.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: YouKnowWho on February 14, 2017, 10:11:57 AM
Chicken Hassleback https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedpropertasty/videos/1754522728093733/
Zucchini and buttered garlic noodles

Icebox cheesecake
Chocolate covered strawberries

Must get moving...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hezzier on February 14, 2017, 02:28:57 PM
I made Skinny Chicken Tortilla-less soup.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on February 14, 2017, 07:40:14 PM
YKW that looks good.

DH made sour cream chicken enchiladas. They were awesome. I actually bought chicken. That was the first time in many, many years. It was weird to have it, and I wish DH would have shredded it, because it was funky for me, but it was really good. And he served strawberries for desert and margaritas. Then we dumped the remaining strawberries in the blender and I am having a strawberry Rita.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: eragon on February 15, 2017, 10:16:50 AM
lamb dansak

am not keen on cooking anything low fat. and it is cold, windy and rainy, I wasnt something hot to eat!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 15, 2017, 06:19:46 PM
The kids had mac and cheese and fruit, and DH had steak and roasted asparagus.  Not because I'm a jerk (because generally DSD would be super jealous if other people had steak and she didn't), but mainly because I cut a steak for myself yesterday and then decided I didn't want it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 15, 2017, 08:05:32 PM
Split pea soup, plus a cornucopia of leftovers.  Clean out the fridge night.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on February 22, 2017, 06:57:03 PM
To start, a salad of arugula, roasted beets, blood orange segments, goat cheese, and pistachios. Then halibut with blood orange buerre blanc, baby purple potatoes, and roasted broccoli and carrots.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Stinky10 on February 28, 2017, 12:33:50 PM
WOW HH that sounds PREFECT!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hezzier on March 01, 2017, 08:22:43 PM
DS has decided he loves roasted broccoli (not sure about the cauliflower) so DH grilled chicken and roasted some veggies while I went to pick up DD after swim practice. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on March 02, 2017, 06:12:40 AM
That's a total win!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on March 02, 2017, 06:21:09 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on March 02, 2017, 06:27:42 AM
Last night was spinach lasagna and salad - which is significant, because it was the first time since my hand surgery that I have been able to make it.  I couldn't squeeze the spinach before this.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on March 02, 2017, 07:05:35 AM
Great news, GN!  Sounds like good progress!  And a good dinner!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on March 02, 2017, 10:04:36 PM
Last night we had broccoli cheese soup, which I ate for both breakfast and lunch today.  Dinner today was DH's and DSD's packed lunches, because after I took the time to pack them and rearrange the fridge so that both would fit last night, both of them left them at home this morning.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on March 05, 2017, 01:37:51 PM
Yesterday's dinner was roast beef and mushroom gravy, red quinoa, corn with butter and dill, and roasted broccoli and cauliflower.  DS's first time having quinoa - he loved it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on March 06, 2017, 02:56:33 PM
Last night was clam chowder, which was apparently good enough that DSD decided to have leftovers for breakfast.

Tonight is chicken salads and potato skins.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on March 06, 2017, 06:16:43 PM
Brooke's salmon with dill sauce, broccoli, wild rice.  Instant Pot lemon cheesecake for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on March 08, 2017, 03:47:46 PM
Just finished making guacamole to go with the shredded pork tacos we will be having.  Made the corn salsa late last night - it seems to be better after it sits for at least 12 hours.  We will just have some tortilla chips and fresh fruit to go with it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on April 09, 2017, 12:29:20 PM
If it doesn't turn out horrible, cabbage and kielbasa.  Will make some pierogi to go with it, and probably fresh fruit, because DS is refusing to eat anything that isn't fruit or yogurt right now.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on April 09, 2017, 03:04:21 PM
Sweet turkey sausage, onions, peppers and mushrooms. Salad.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: eragon on April 18, 2017, 01:36:22 PM
Cooked venison and red wine sausages, with mashed potato, red cabbage and onion gravy.
Yummy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Stinky10 on April 18, 2017, 04:27:50 PM
sounds good but also like fart city to me !
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on April 18, 2017, 06:44:30 PM
Grilled salmon, pasta primavera, salad and broccoli.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Macabre on April 18, 2017, 09:08:11 PM
Stew (with meat)

Vino D'Abruzzo di Montepulciano
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on May 08, 2017, 05:48:52 AM
Last night I made Tandoori Chicken on the grill to make up for a lackluster Tandoori Chicken experience at an Indian restaurant Saturday night.  OMG, delicious.  I'll have to post the recipe here when I have more time.  I'll have to make this again when DS comes home, since Indian restaurants are way off limits for him.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on July 28, 2017, 04:55:33 PM
Starting with chilled blueberry soup. Then grilled chicken, grilled corn, grilled zucchini, cherry tomatoes with burrata. For dessert, blueberry peach pie. And table decor is a bunch of fresh lavender. I went blueberry picking, then peach picking, then lavender picking, then bought corn, zucchini, and tomatoes at a stand. So, except the chicken, and a few minor ingredients, it's all local and very fresh.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on July 28, 2017, 05:04:41 PM
Oh, yum!  I can't wait to eat fresh veggies and fruit again! 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on July 28, 2017, 05:33:23 PM
Cold Borscht and pizza. Weird combo, but it hit the spot.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on July 28, 2017, 05:51:46 PM
Grilling chicken drumsticks, brined in a combo of salt, brown sugar, southwest salt free blend and True Lime with garlic and cilantro.  White rice in the Instant Pot.  I'm so bad about making veggies on my low fiber diet.  The boys can scrounge for salad or Ds will eat frozen berries.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on July 28, 2017, 07:00:10 PM
Oooh, that chicken sounds good Becca!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on August 20, 2017, 01:37:14 AM
I have missed cooking in my kitchen with my things so, so much.

Dinner was easy tonight, because I am still in the rest and recover from way too much work for three months phase, but was delicious.  Pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese, strawberries and blueberries and s'mores parfaits.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on August 20, 2017, 07:22:05 AM
Janelle, that sounds like the perfect welcome home dinner to me.

SIL and nephew are coming over for dinner tonight - burgers and chicken on the grill, a big salad, summer fruit torte and ice cream.  Oh, and some guacamole.  Keeping it simple here too. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on August 29, 2017, 08:42:26 AM
I made pork grillade the other day from Cook's Country. You have to be a member to get the recipe. I saw it on tv and am doing the 14-day free trial so I could get it. Basically it's pork chops dredged in flour and cajun seasoning, and browned. Then toasted flour added to some oil with celery, green pepper, onion and garlic. Then chicken broth and tomatoes added and the whole thing put in the oven for an hour. It was good and it was the first thing in a long time that actually tasted different than anything else I make, even though I had just used the same cajun seasoning a week earlier in a cream sauce. DH doesn't like plain old pork chops, but he liked this, so it was good.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on August 29, 2017, 09:15:15 AM
That sounds good, Bensmom, a bit like jambalaya flavors. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 02, 2017, 06:47:23 PM
Philly Cheesesteak Zucchini Boats
(http://i66.tinypic.com/fley5j.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on September 02, 2017, 10:03:03 PM
Yum!  And low carb!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 06, 2017, 05:05:29 PM
Roasted eggplant pizza rounds, mushroom risotto, fresh plums for the non-allergic.

DS should be happy.  He threw a temper tantrum at camp one night at 11:30 because I wouldn't make him risotto.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on September 06, 2017, 05:28:03 PM
Ropa Vieja and rice, pulled out of the freezer last minute.  Because I'm too darned tired to cook or clean up tonight.  :tongue:
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on September 06, 2017, 08:58:50 PM
That's what freezer food is for!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on September 06, 2017, 09:32:11 PM
So DSD didn't eat with us because she didn't want to before youth group.  Came home hungry and I offered her the rest of the eggplant pizza rounds or 'fend for yourself' food.  She told me the eggplant was scary and looked gross (I've never made it before) but agreed to try it when I said it had pizza sauce, mini pepperonis and cheese.

I don't have any leftover eggplant anymore.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on September 07, 2017, 06:48:45 AM
That's what freezer food is for!

Yes it is.  And it was amazing, if I do say so myself.  This is one of those dishes that improves after being frozen. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on October 03, 2017, 01:02:06 AM
Trying to do better at making our food at home instead of letting DH and DSD go out - he needs to eat healthier and I want to save money for new kitchen appliances.

Tonight was chicken fried rice with bok choy for the family and a ham and cheese sandwich for me.  Making some banana bread and egg mcmuffins for breakfast tomorrow right now.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on November 02, 2017, 07:32:01 PM
Creamy chipotle hummus pasta with sun dried tomatoes and spinach.  DS and DS were a fan, DSD says too spicy - I'll try a different kind of hummus next time.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on November 03, 2017, 04:30:36 PM
Instant Pot shredded chicken tacos here.  Easy and yummy.  Homemade chocolate chip (and w/o the chips for my vanilla boy) cookies for dessert.  Of course, I ate a few too many cookies this afternoon so I should abstain but I am not sure I will  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on November 14, 2017, 05:34:40 PM
Baked chicken that marinated overnight in balsamic vinegar and oil, then seasoned with garlic, paprika and coriander.  Served with roast butternut squash, cauliflower and Yukon Gold potato.  I'm swooning.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on January 31, 2018, 12:28:51 PM
Slow cooker lasagna soup, which will hopefully be ok, because I have never made it before.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on January 31, 2018, 03:54:32 PM
That sounds good Janelle!

I made Shepherds Pie at DD's request.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 06, 2018, 11:09:04 PM
I feel that all of you (aside from vegetarians and those that don't eat pork) should be sad that you were not here for my ham and bean soup tonight.  Because it was magnificent.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: becca on February 07, 2018, 10:33:43 AM
Yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: GoingNuts on February 07, 2018, 12:37:13 PM
Drooling!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: hedgehog on February 08, 2018, 01:07:30 PM
Early dinner tonight, because DS has class.  He is not happy about it, either.  I am giving him a cooking lesson tonight, which I just told him, rather than asking.  We picked up salmon, and a few things that go with it.  I am going to show him how to cook it in a foil pouch.  It's one of the easiest meals to make, and he can flavor his however he wants.  A good skill for him to have.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 09, 2018, 01:06:03 AM
Managed to do a quick, lazy dinner of slow cooker BBQ chicken sandwiches, some chips and cottage cheese.  I can't stand or walk for very long right now because of the pregnancy stuff.

DSD said the sandwiches were great and that I should make them again.  Bad news for her: I will try, but I pretty much threw a few frozen chicken thighs in the cooker and covered them with stuff that I did not measure at all.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: MaryM on February 09, 2018, 06:48:32 AM
DD is having hash browns and bacon for dinner tonight.  Her ride to the theater is coming at 5:10, so its quick and easy and she will be very happy with it.  The rest of us will have pizza.  Tomorrow I am making chicken fajitas - we will have 6 dinner guests and Fajitas are always a hit.  I miscounted the number of people here for dinner.  There will be 6 guests - I may have  buy more tortillas.. Come to think of it, I am not sure my FIL likes fajitas.  Oh well.  If I have time today I will prep all the veggies.  Sunday we are having pasta with meatballs and sausage and I will make homemade bread.  I hope to get the meatballs made today or sometime tomorrow.  Most likely tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: BensMom on February 12, 2018, 10:05:59 AM
Managed to do a quick, lazy dinner of slow cooker BBQ chicken sandwiches, some chips and cottage cheese.  I can't stand or walk for very long right now because of the pregnancy stuff.

DSD said the sandwiches were great and that I should make them again.  Bad news for her: I will try, but I pretty much threw a few frozen chicken thighs in the cooker and covered them with stuff that I did not measure at all.

When I do something like that, I try to remember what I did and write it down if it turned out well. Good luck!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner?
Post by: Janelle205 on February 18, 2018, 06:43:02 AM
A take on feijoada (a Brazilian pork and bean stew) in the slow cooker.  My brother likes to try lots of different international stuff, and was interested.

Kind of the perfect recipe for someone who is both sick and can't sleep very well.  It needs to cook for a long time, so I cooked the bacon and browned all the pork early this morning when I got up, and now I can rest until it is time to remove the bones and shred the meat in like 10 hours.
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Post by: hedgehog on February 18, 2018, 07:03:46 AM
Bean soup. For a week. I have tons left.
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Post by: Janelle205 on February 20, 2018, 09:32:39 AM
Basil coconut chicken curry.  In the slow cooker, because sick and lazy.  Also, with pepper roulette, because the peppers were mostly out of stock and all jumbled at the store last night.  I am pretty sure I got jalapenos, but I could be wrong.

We eat so much rice when my brother is here to visit.
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Post by: Macabre on March 05, 2018, 08:35:24 PM
Shepherd’s pie on a snowy day (vegetarian).

https://pinchofyum.com/vegetarian-shepherds-pie
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Post by: GoingNuts on April 16, 2018, 05:37:17 PM
Nothing fancy, but totally hitting the spot for me tonight:

Balsamic marinated baked chicken with rosemary and garlic, baked sweet potato and sauteed chopped kale/brussels sprouts/cabbage.  Heaven.
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Post by: BensMom on April 17, 2018, 09:48:45 AM
I made a balsamic chicken recipe the other night--you put the chicken on ciabatta rolls, add tomato, fresh basil and mozzarella and bake until the cheese is melted. It's an old recipe and everyone likes it. Sometimes I just serve the chicken over rice, but everyone likes the sandwiches better.
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Post by: BensMom on August 13, 2018, 02:01:57 PM
I made Cuban chicken/black bean/rice bowls last night. Marinated chicken in a Cuban marinade (there are lots of recipes), cooked it in my cast iron pan and cut it up, made black beans, brown rice and mojo sauce (again, lots of recipes) and also served with lettuce, red bell pepper and mango. Delish!
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Post by: GoingNuts on August 13, 2018, 04:06:35 PM
^I wish you could send some over here tonight. I’m getting home late and am at a loss.
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Post by: Macabre on August 13, 2018, 05:28:36 PM
I made a creamy Asparagus/Leek Soup. 2 WW Points. Yum.
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Post by: GoingNuts on August 13, 2018, 06:34:26 PM
A totally lazy, but delicious dinner. 

I needed something really fast, easy and filling since DS is home. Our local kosher market’s butcher makes his own hot dogs, and is trying to market them nationally.  No nitrites, and leaner than most hot dogs.  I expected to be underwhelmed, since I’m a die-hard Boar’s Head fan.  Wowza, I was pleasantly surprised.  They were yummy.  And hot dogs mean sauerkraut! :happydance:

Homemade blueberry ice cream for dessert.   :)    Healthy eating resumes tomorrow.   ;D
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Post by: becca on August 13, 2018, 10:16:16 PM
I had a garden salad with grilled chicken, and balsamic dressing...at Trivia!  Best dinner is one someone else makes!  Cheated by having a cupcake made by Hedgie for dd.  It was a sendoff from trivia.

Planning a cabbage stir fry tomorrow with ground turkey and garlic, ginger, soy flavors.  Burgers for kids.
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Post by: becca on August 14, 2018, 07:42:02 PM
Asian cabbage/ground turkey stir fry.  Yummy!
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Post by: BensMom on August 15, 2018, 10:54:32 AM
That might be something we'd like becca. Can you post the recipe, or at least what you did if you didn't follow a recipe?

DH requested bulgogi--I didn't know what it was. But I got a recipe and made it (even went to the Asian market to get properly cut beef) and it was good. And easy. Marinate beef and cook it on the stove. I didn't grill it, but did it in a cast iron pan and it turned out great.
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Post by: becca on August 15, 2018, 09:17:19 PM
I did not use a recipe, but, it’s called “crack slaw” on lots of low carb blogs.  I used a 20 oz pack of ground turkey, generously seasoned with ginger and garlic, some soy sauce and rice wine vinegar.  I actually made the sauce with 1/3c low sodium soy sauce, a splash of the vinegar, a few cloves crushed garlic, and maybe 1-2t of ground ginger, and about a T of sweetener(sugar, brown sugar, I used Swerve, which is erithritol).  So, I used about half of that as I sautéed the turkey with some diced onions. I pulled out the turkey, and reduced juices, then added cabbage(2 bags shredded slaw), and the rest of the sauce.  Cook to desired tenderness, add back turkey, a bunch of diced green onion, and some toasted sesame oil.  We ate it straight up, but, this could be done as lettuce wraps, or with some rice.  You could sweeten it up with hoisen sauce,  or add heat with red pepper. 

If you google crack slaw you’ll get ideas for flavors.
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Post by: GoingNuts on August 16, 2018, 06:33:58 AM
I had some leftover hot dogs and sauerkraut, so I made an awesome sauerkraut soup (which will go in the freezer because it's too blasted hot for soup!) with veggies, potatoes, and cut up hot dogs.  Dang, I'm looking forward to Fall!
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Post by: BensMom on August 16, 2018, 08:59:02 AM
I did not use a recipe, but, it’s called “crack slaw” on lots of low carb blogs.  I used a 20 oz pack of ground turkey, generously seasoned with ginger and garlic, some soy sauce and rice wine vinegar.  I actually made the sauce with 1/3c low sodium soy sauce, a splash of the vinegar, a few cloves crushed garlic, and maybe 1-2t of ground ginger, and about a T of sweetener(sugar, brown sugar, I used Swerve, which is erithritol).  So, I used about half of that as I sautéed the turkey with some diced onions. I pulled out the turkey, and reduced juices, then added cabbage(2 bags shredded slaw), and the rest of the sauce.  Cook to desired tenderness, add back turkey, a bunch of diced green onion, and some toasted sesame oil.  We ate it straight up, but, this could be done as lettuce wraps, or with some rice.  You could sweeten it up with hoisen sauce,  or add heat with red pepper. 

If you google crack slaw you’ll get ideas for flavors.

Thanks. I'm not a fan of regular cabbage, but will eat nappa cabbage or bok choy or something like that. So I'd sub in one of those.
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Post by: MaryM on August 16, 2018, 05:55:00 PM
frozen ravioli - thats about all I have the energy to make.  I bought myself a very nice bottle of pinot noir to go with it, lol.  The wine cost more than the ravioli, sauce, parmesan cheese and half and half I just bought.  But its been that kind of day and I wanted a treat.
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Post by: GoingNuts on August 16, 2018, 08:53:38 PM
You deserve it Mary. Go for it!
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Post by: becca on August 17, 2018, 06:48:28 PM
I did not use a recipe, but, it’s called “crack slaw” on lots of low carb blogs.  I used a 20 oz pack of ground turkey, generously seasoned with ginger and garlic, some soy sauce and rice wine vinegar.  I actually made the sauce with 1/3c low sodium soy sauce, a splash of the vinegar, a few cloves crushed garlic, and maybe 1-2t of ground ginger, and about a T of sweetener(sugar, brown sugar, I used Swerve, which is erithritol).  So, I used about half of that as I sautéed the turkey with some diced onions. I pulled out the turkey, and reduced juices, then added cabbage(2 bags shredded slaw), and the rest of the sauce.  Cook to desired tenderness, add back turkey, a bunch of diced green onion, and some toasted sesame oil.  We ate it straight up, but, this could be done as lettuce wraps, or with some rice.  You could sweeten it up with hoisen sauce,  or add heat with red pepper. 

If you google crack slaw you’ll get ideas for flavors.

Thanks. I'm not a fan of regular cabbage, but will eat nappa cabbage or bok choy or something like that. So I'd sub in one of those.

Napa would totally work.  I’ve used it before for a similar thing.
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Post by: becca on August 17, 2018, 06:49:13 PM
Sounds yummy, Mary!
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Post by: Macabre on August 19, 2018, 10:19:58 AM
Last night we had spinach enchiladas. When DH makes enchiladas, he makes his own salsa verse. I use bottled. DH cooked, so we had a really yummy salsa verde on the enchiladas. 2.5 WW points each!

And we used the Kuners black beans (not refried) with jalapeños. OMG they are simply amazing.
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Post by: SilverLining on August 21, 2018, 06:57:53 PM
Since I’m alone for dinner, I decided to make Hawaiian Pizza. Did up a dough, and I guess due to the stormy weather it REALLY raised. I ended up with three pizza (the size of a medium cookie sheet). I considered making one with meat for DS and one with veggie for his friend because they will be getting here later. But that was a lot of work and I just didn’t want to.

Since I’ll have some granddaughters here tomorrow it will be snack for them.
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Post by: GoingNuts on August 21, 2018, 08:23:46 PM
Broiled  salmon with mustard sauce, basmati rice and salad. Yum.