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Can you give me some recipe ideas for dinner today?

Asked by poisonedantidote (21544 points ) January 15th, 2013

I have to go out shopping in a bit for todays dinner. It feels like I always eat the same thing over and over week in and week out, and I would like some tasty recipes for something new, so I thought I would ask here.

Can you suggest any good recipes?

Keep in mind I live in Spain, it is winter here, and I may not be able to get some of the things you can find with ease.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Vegetarian or carnivore? Root vegetables are a good way to go right now. Maybe roast a chicken with carrots, parsnips, turnips, and some onions, then make soup with the drippings and vegetables. A couple of meals right there.
Edit And stuff the cavity with dried rosemary sprigs. It smells amazing and gives the bird a great flavor.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Pork chops or chicken breast cutlets, cooked in a frying pan with a large can of tomatoes, some sweet peppers, and onions. Cook them until they’re really tender, and serve with boiled potatos or rice. Add a little water as needed as they cook. ( You made me hungry is why all the ideas).

WestRiverrat's avatar

Maybe get the ingredients for a pot pie. Fill a pie crust with browned meat cut into bite sized pieces, carrots, potatoes or turnips, green beans, and some gravy. Season with your preferred spices then top with either more pie crust of mashed potatoes.

Cook in a 220C oven for 30–40 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. The leftovers can be frozen for about 3 months.

marinelife's avatar

I had beef short ribs last night. They were very easy. You need the short ribs, some canned tomatoes, carrots, onion, celery, fresh thyme, bay leaves, garlic, red wine (optional), beef stock.

Pepper the short ribs and brown in olive oil. Chop the vegetables and cook in the olive oil left from browning the meat. (About five minutes). Add the wine (about 2 cups) and the stock about 4 cups. and bring to a boil.

Pour the mixture over the ribs in a lidded casserole dish. Put in a 350 degree for 2 1.2 hours and voila.

Pachy's avatar

Here are some great recipes for different kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches. Add tomato soup and you’ve got a great meal. Mmmmm.

poisonedantidote's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Either with or without meat is fine.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@poisonedantidote I don’t go for a big main course most nights. Something simple and then I grab a container of yogurt, fruit, applesauce, cottage cheese, etc to go with it. Or just marinara sauce and penne pasta or ziti. Or do breakfast for dinner. Blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs or an omelet. With or without toast or an english muffin.

gailcalled's avatar

Cold cooked quinoa with diced mango, finely diced celery and a lime vinaigrette with lots of cilantro. (Chopped chives, black beans, corn kernels, red peppers, diced tomatoes other options).

mazingerz88's avatar

Boil 3 pieces chicken legs, 3 pieces thighs, 3 chicken livers and 6 chicken gizzards. Liver and gizzard are optional. Get meat off the chicken bones. Slice all in small pieces. Save broth.
Slice 1 cabbage head and peel and cut 4 carrot sticks in small pieces.
Slice 2 onions. Crush and slice 2 garlic heads.
Heat some cooking oil in a large pan or pot.
Sautée garlic, onions. Add in chicken meat, liver and gizzard. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Add carrots and cabbage. Add 1½ cups chicken broth. Stir and listen to iPod or do some Fluthering until tender.
Add in ½ package of canton noodles and ½ package of bihon noodles. Add more broth in small increments as needed only to prevent any ingredients from sticking in the pan. Aim for a nice balance of the noodles not being too wet or too dry.
Add ½ cup of soy sauce. Mix and stir. Taste. Add more soy sauce in small increments until you get the level of saltiness you like.
Add 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce. This is optional.
Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon.
Take photo of you eating. Use as avatar in Fluther.

Seek's avatar

Who else is waiting with ‘bated breath for @Kardamom to carpetbomb this thread?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr She hasn’t been on yet today. But I’ll send this question to her.

Akua's avatar

Soup or stew always seems so inviting and comforting during the cold winter. How about New England Clam Chowder with an overstuffed tuna melt on fresh baked Challah bread (or other sandwich stuffing of your choice)?
I especially love to have breakfast for dinner. How about a spinach, tomato and feta cheese omelete with seasoned oven baked potatoes and sausage or even waffles with warm fruit drizzled on top.
Want something more complicated? Glazed Salmon with Spinach and quinoa. Glaze the salmon by mixing brown sugar, any kind of red wine ( I use Merlot), Old Bay seasoning and cayenne pepper, remove foil and then drizzle all over whole filet salmon when it’s half way baked. Do not cover it back up. Cook until tender and brown.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Like a shark smelling blood….....

gailcalled's avatar

Cold lentil salad Can be fiddled with in many creative ways.

Kardamom's avatar

You guys are so funny!

This Mushroom Red Wine Sauce can be poured over steak, pasta or potatoes. Yum!

My mom used to make this a lot when I was little (before I became a veg) Chicken Cassoulet with White Beans and Sausage

Mushroom and Kale Stroganoff

Shakshuka kind of like the Middle Eastern take on huevos rancheros. I had this dish at a Lebanese restaurant and fell in love with it. Looks pretty easy to make too.

Another childhood favorite Chicken and Dumplings

And un-breaded, un-fried version of Sweet and Sour Chicken with Cashews

I thought I invented this about ten years ago, but I guess I was wrong LOL Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Spicy Chicken Chili

Artichoke Mushroom Lasagna

Spicy Root Vegetable and Lentil Casserole

Tofu Lettuce Wraps for those of you in the U.S. you might recognize this dish as one found at P.F. Chang’s restaurant. I love this!

Or you might like this elegant tast of the past Beef Bourguignon

Enjoy! : )

Seek's avatar

Yay!

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Cheese and mushroom rissoto!

Yetanotheruser's avatar

Any soup or stew. Start with beef, chicken, or pork. Dice meat and brown. (Note: meat is optional. At this point, instead of browning the meat, you just heat up some olive oil.) Brown onions, celery, carrots in fat or oil, add potatoes, maybe a turnip, and go from there. I have some greens in the freezer from my garden last fall, so I would add them, and cover with water or pre-made broth or stock, bring to a boil, then simmer.

zensky's avatar

Kardamom to the rescue. She should be a Fluther topic.

Coloma's avatar

I am so hungry right now, help…I am fading,fading, fad….

I shall project my craving right now.
Spaghetti!
Sautee up some ground beef and sweet italian sausage with plentiful red & yellow bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, garlic and herbs. Add a can of chopped or stewed tomatoes, simmer away and serve over large pasta like shells, penne or rigatoni instead of thin pasta.
Don’t forget the garlic bread!

Mmmm!

WestRiverrat's avatar

@Coloma Coming right up, but I substituted ground venison for ground beef. Less cholesterol and fat in the venison. And I used home canned tomato sauce instead of the stewed tomatoes.

Coloma's avatar

@WestRiverrat What time is dinner being served?

WestRiverrat's avatar

Shortly after I get off work at 1:30am CST

Kardamom's avatar

OK, everybody down to the communal dinner table in the mansion!

zensky's avatar

I am so there. Engage.

@Kardamom Use me abuse me with your recipes and wiles.

Kardamom's avatar

^^ Hee Hee : P

rooeytoo's avatar

@zensky was the first one to introduce me to Shakshuka and now we have it usually once a week. I love it on a piece of crusty sourdough bread. It is good, healthy and filling.

zensky's avatar

@rooeytoo Okay – pics or it never happened. Typing shakshuka is easy babes.

rooeytoo's avatar

@zensky, okey dokey, will send pic and by the way, typing shakshuka is not easy! :-)

Kardamom's avatar

@rooeytoo Just spell it the other way, it’s much easier. Shakshouka LOL

zensky's avatar

I just hum a few bars.

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