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What's for dinner?

Asked by Aethelwine (41679points) February 15th, 2013

I’m stuck in a food rut and need ideas. So, whatcha havin’ for dinner tonight?

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zensky's avatar

Burgers and mashed potatoes.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Fridays we typically get something from the area eateries. We don’t feel like cooking at the end of the week. Usually pizza and wings, or subs and fries, something along those lines. I think it’s the Cooking Channel that has a fairly new monthly magazine that has amazing recipes. We just keep looking for new things to try, even different cuisines.

marinelife's avatar

Turkey vegetable curry with onions, mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, cauliflower and green peas.

Shippy's avatar

I will tell you what I made for lunch and dinner to try and inspire you!

Lunch was seed bread, with avocado and bacon on top, and fresh rocket, with red glazed onions. With a side serving of hummus.

Dinner was pasta with pesto, walnuts and rocket with feta cheese. But I bought fresh herbs to throw in too.

bkcunningham's avatar

When all else fails: 30 minute meals

We started bowling in a league on Friday afternoon and we are going to eat out tonight. I just wanted to try and help because I remember and r-e-s-p-e-c-t the stress of the work you do, @jonsblond. Bon appetit.

Argonon's avatar

Rainbow trout and stuffed clams.
Quite delectable they are and not too hard to make..the stuffed clams were prestuffed, too..

majorrich's avatar

Curried Pork on Rice.

burntbonez's avatar

Pork chops.

Sorry. That is probably not all that exciting a suggestion.

Seek's avatar

I’m thinking about making onigiri. Mine won’t be nearly that cute, but it’s still fun.

zenvelo's avatar

Seared ahi over a green salad. Healthy but easy to make.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Lobster tail and Buffalo steak with either american fries or baked potato.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I’m going to @Shippy‘s house!

I’l probably make a nice chicken breast stir-fry with lots of garlic, onions and mushrooms/ veggies and a little brown rice for starch.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Lobster tails and probably some sort of vegetable rice. Not really sure what else I should make.

Pachy's avatar

I doubt you’d like what I’m having tonight: a Lean Cuisine.

YARNLADY's avatar

Hickory flavored roast beef brisket, baked potatoes and carrots; steamed broccoli, cauliflower, yellow squash, and tomatoes, lettuce, bakery fresh sourdough bread.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Teriyaki chicken with rice.

tedibear's avatar

We had breaded, fried cod, tater tots and salad.

burntbonez's avatar

What is “rocket?”

Aethelwine's avatar

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room I don’t mind Lean Cuisine. My husband and daughter, not so much. I’ll have the four cheese pizza or pepperoni french bread pizza for lunch now and then.

@burntbonez My family loves pork chops! I can make an exciting pork chop dish.

@bkcunningham Thank you. I do like some of Rachael’s recipes. The link helps. Some of the names she has for her dishes are so cheesy. They make me giggle.

Sunny2's avatar

@burntbonez Rocket is what the British call arugula. It’s a kind of leaf like spinach or lettuce, used in salads.

Earthgirl's avatar

Pasta Alfredo (whole wheat) with chicken.

wildpotato's avatar

Veggie paninis (pesto, fresh mozzarella, arugula, sundried tomatoes, red onion, roasted red bell pepper, and Dijon mustard on sourdough) and fried calamari, all homemade. It’s tentacular :)

And for dessert, homemade apple pie. My fiancé is the best!

Earthgirl's avatar

@wildpotato Tentacular??? I think you need squid for that. or maybe octopus!

augustlan's avatar

Um. I had Fritos and horseradish bacon dip. <hangs head in shame>

Aethelwine's avatar

I made meatball submarine sandwiches. We might end the night with a chocolate Thin Mint milkshake, but I have a feeling the sandwich will fill me up. The milkshake might have to wait till tomorrow night during SNL.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

With mozzeralla cheese? I love those.

Aethelwine's avatar

Yep. I had to make a second trip to the store to get the mozzarella. I forgot it the first trip. I can’t have the sandwich without the mozzarella.

janbb's avatar

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room I had a Lean Cuisine too. We could have lit candles and eaten them together.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@jonsblond You can make those with ground turkey if you ever get concerned over anyone’s cholesterol. There’s some really lean stuff out there, but it isn’t cheap. If you spice it up with some herbs it has about the same level of flavor.

Earthgirl's avatar

@wildpotato So it is!! I missed that part….blame it on the wine, lol. It’s Friday night. :)

Kardamom's avatar

Last night I made homemade macaroni and cheese and added a can of chopped green chilies. Yum!

Night before that, I made homemade French bread pizza with fresh mushrooms.

Tonight, I actually went out and got a bean burrito.

I also like to make quesadillas with added broccoli, or shredded cabbage. You can either heat them in the microwave or make them crispy in a skillet or in the toaster oven, then serve with salsa, guacamole, and/or fat free Greek yogurt (my new favorite sub for sour cream)

Big fat baked potatoes are another favorite.

Tomorrow night I’m thinking of making some homemade soup, either lentil or multi-bean or cream of mushroom (with no cream, I use pureed white beans instead of cream).

Old standards are spaghetti with chili; spaghetti pie with ricotta and sateed mushrooms and marinara; and cheese and green chile/olive enchiladas. You can add chicken to any of these.

I always love to make homemade pizza. Either with Trader Joe’s pre-made dough, or even quicker with those premade pizza crusts, like Boboli. Top with cheese, schrooms, bell peppers, artichoke hearts, ricotta cheese, fresh garlic, and after they’ve been cooked, fresh basil and/or salad greens!

Bust out the crockpot and make yourself some chili like This and then add some homemade cornbread.

Enchiladas are always yummy! Check out these easy Chicken Mole Enchiladas

Now consider the roasted chickens at the grocery store. You can make fajitas, chicken salad sandwiches, chicken enchiladas and burritos, barbecue chicken sandwiches.

Make a big fat pot of Minestrone Soup served with garlic bread.

Howzabout some artichoke mushroom Lasagna

And more chili

And don’t forget about Grilled Cheese Sandwich Variations

Haleth's avatar

Fancy grilled cheese sandwich with aged white cheddar, multigrain bread, and beefsteak tomatoes. Yum!

Aethelwine's avatar

That sounds so good right now @Haleth. I love fancy grilled cheese sandwiches, especially when I can use a fresh tomato from the garden.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Kardamom Do you make your Chili with spaghetti Cinncinati Style?
I love it that way! I have the 3 way…can’t handle the 4 or 5 way, lol

majorrich's avatar

Tomato soup and Grilled Cheese! nomnomnom

Kardamom's avatar

@Earthgirl I’ve never had Cinncinati style chili. The people that I know who have tasted it said they didn’t care much for it. I am intrigued, though, because it has cinnamon in it, right?

I make a pretty standard 2 alarm chili with red kidney beans, tomato paste, chopped fresh tomatoes (or canned) wee bit of vinegar, chopped onions and garlic, oregeno, lots of mild chili powder and vegetable broth. Let that simmer and reduce down, then add Morning Star Farms burger crumbles at the last few minutes of cooking (no need to thaw).

I’ve been toying with the idea of adding some unsweetened chocolate and some peanut butter to turn it into a kind of mole flavored chili.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Kardamom I tried it in Cinncinati at Skyline and it was great! Since then I’ve been trying to perfect my recipe. The cinnamon and chocolate definately give it a different flavor. Even though the originator was Greek and used “middle eastern” spices I wouldn’t typify it as tasting middle eastern. I love the element of the shredded chedder on top. You just have to try it. Maybe it’s a love or hate thing….but man, it is popular in Cinncinati, I will say that!

Kardamom's avatar

@Earthgirl I probably would like it. I think the other people who didn’t like it were expecting it to taste like regular chili, and it freaked them out. I already eat all sorts of weird stuff that freak out other people, so I’d probably enjoy it.

Earthgirl's avatar

^^ It’s good but it helps to know what it’s ‘sposed to taste like! Too much cinnamon and chocolate is fatal to it, not enough and it loses it’s distinctive flavor.

Kardamom's avatar

@Earthgirl I think I’ll bring some to the next Fluther potluck!

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