Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by kcjo13, Nov 8, 2010.
Nov 8, 2010
...what's for dinner, at your house, tonight?
I'm in a rut again. I need fresh ideas!
Dh made a fabulous beef soup last night that should last us many nights. Big pot=relaxing evenings!
I always try to cook extra on the weekends so I have left-overs for Monday and Tuesday So leftovers tonight - cheese Tortellini from Sat night, chicken salad pasty ring (pampered chef recipe) from Sun lunch, and salmon, and rice pilaf from Sun night. I really hate cooking during the week
Leftover tater-tot casserole. I made it on Saturday; it'll last me a few days (alternated between dinner and lunch)! I've really been stuck lately, too. I need to break out the slow cooker again.
I'm just not ready for crock pot meals yet, that's my problem. It's 80 degrees today! I want something...I don't know, different...
Oddly, porcupine meatballs sound good...
I made some good chicken crock pot meals at the beginning of the year that weren't too "fall-like." There was a really good fruity chicken one...(kind of like sweet and sour chicken).
Leftovers here today as well--ham, mac 'n' cheese, sweet and sour beef, pork tenderloin--with a big tossed salad.
Pizza Hut. We buy enough to last for a couple of days.
Tomato saucy meatballs with rice in them...
here's a good recipe...
I think tonight it's the meatballs, tomorrow I might tackle chicken tortellini (since my store recently began getting fresh pasta), and Wednesday might be steaks on the grill (if it's not snowing). Thursday and Friday are going to be eat out days because it is state volleyball.
But keep the ideas coming!
Maple Bourbon pork tenderloin with apple sauce and green beans.
Macaroni with store bought jar of spaghetti sauce and Trader Joe's soy meat balls. Simple and really hit the spot! We had an early dinner so it's already eaten and cleaned up.
tonight soup and sandwiches - use the chicken from last nights rosted chicken breast
tomorrow pork tenderloin
Baked fish (pollock with cream of celery soup), brown rice, corn.
Homemade pizza. Tomorrow is fettucini with a lemon, garlic, parsley, shrimp sauce.
Chinese take out
Fiery Red Chili.
Recently we've enjoyed
White Bean Chicken Chili, Island Spice Pork Tenderloin, and Creamy Taco Mac (like Hamburger Helper but way better)from the following website:
I've never made something from there that I didn't like!
Tomorrow we have chili verde planned!
Porcupine meatballs always cracks me up :lol: My DH grew up thinking his mom INVENTED porcupine soup (she served it over mashed potatoes and tomato soup). Imagine his surprise when on his first ship in the navy, he was served his mom's recipe
Stuffed dumpling squash (wild rice, crainsons, celery, onion, pecans) with cabbage and baking powder biscuits. Served with wine.
This is dessert:
Spaghetti with pesto sauce for me and tomato sauce for hubby and kids. I had planned to make brie and apple porkchops but got caught at school. Tomorrow.....
i think we will eat out...we do that often ...now that I see so many of you cook I feel so guilty. I get home after 7pm and I am just so tired. Today we might do Subway its healthier and inexpensive.
pork loin with apple whiskey sauce, stuffing over mashed potatoes, grilled veggies and cornbread with honey butter
(okay okay it was from Claim Jumpers! yum!)
Chilli dogs and fries. I plan to get KFC's $2 deal tomorrow! Hubby will be gone to Dallas, so I don't have to cook! AWESOME! I'm with you Swansong1. I also buy enough PH to last 2-3 days.
These threads are fun! Tonight, I don't feel like spending a long time in the kitchen, so I popped in some pizza rolls, small turkey sausages, & a chicken flauta in the oven.
I've been nibbling since I got home. I had a handful of chips with some salsa and then I had 3 crackers with 3 slices of cheese. I'm going to have an apple and call it dinner, lol.
Tomorrows dinner is shredded beef tacos. Simmer stew beef in the crockpot with spices, then shred with a fork. Yum!
This is what I usually do!
Tonight I made crepes.
Eye round roast, homemade mashed potatoes, creamy mashed sweet potatoes (made with plain Greek yogurt) homemade applesauce, and creamed corn. For dessert zucchini bread that I made yesterday. We very rarely eat out. Cooking is the way I unwind after a long day at school.
I am trying a new Mexican recipe from a new cook book. Just dump and cook--my kind of recipe. Since I made a 1/2 recipe, I used the extra beans and tomatoes to make soup.
tomato soup and sandwiches. Don't feel like cooking.
I made chicken fried rice out of the leftovers from Saturday, and made it heartier by adding a LOT more veggies to it. Well, I should be fair here. Stuart made it, though he followed my instructions. To be honest, meals fall into one of two categories: Crock Pot meals, or meals Stuart and Matthew can make. I don't get home till after 7, so the kids are on their own for dinner. They enjoy cooking, so I give them the chance as often as I'm willing to deal with the destroyed kitchen :lol:
Today is my BFF's birthday, so Red Lobster cooked tonight.
My Mexican rice dish was not spicy enough. If I make it again, I will use my own spice ideas.
I am loving this! I am creating our menu for the next MONTH!
Some of the meals that my boyfriend and I have made in our crock-pot in the last week are: chili, pot roast, chicken soup, chicken and broccoli in a white wine sauce, and he made meat sauce to go with our pasta last night.
Tonight we had chicken cordon blu with string beans and mashed potatoes.
The next few days are all leftovers. =)
4 chicken breasts
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
8-10 cloves of garlic, pressed in a garlic press or chopped
1 onion, chopped into large pieces
4-5 large bay leaves (or 8-10 small bay leaves)
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Place chicken breasts and bay leaves in crockpot. Mix all other ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6 hours. Serve over rice. (Be sure to remove bay leaves and peppercorns.)
This is one of my all-time favorite crockpot dishes.
Ooooh, chicken cordon bleu! That sounds delicious!
And I am loving that adobo recipe! Oh, yummy-mc yummertons...
I think I will fix that Adabo recipe Wednesday. Tomorrow is chicken tacos.
I like doing this too, as I run out of ideas. We don't eat red meat and chicken and fish can be preapred only so many ways.
Nov 9, 2010
I like Chicken adobo! Thanks for the recipe.
Clam chowder and turkey sandwiches.
:wub: my husband!
Came home to bbq ribs, red beans and rice and steamed brocolli!
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