What's for Supper?

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by MissScrimmage, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. MissScrimmage

    MissScrimmage Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    538

    Aug 11, 2010

    Yikes! Now that I have to cook lunch and supper every day I am running out of meal ideas.

    What are you having for supper tonight? Let's see if we can compile some great ideas for inspiration!
     
  2.  
  3. Maryhf

    Maryhf Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,598
    Likes Received:
    35

    Aug 11, 2010

    SO tired of cooking too! I was lucky enough to find a BOGO on readily prepared chicken and beef so I'm making quesadillas tonight (with no effort at all).
     
  4. tiki7719

    tiki7719 Companion

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    5

    Aug 11, 2010

    Either rotisserie chicken or grilled peanut butter and jelly.
     
  5. Mrs.Sheila

    Mrs.Sheila Cohort

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2010

    Today is dd's 11th birthday so .. she picked out Lasagna , garlic bread, salad for dinner w/ a death by chcolate for dessert. MY KIND OF KID! YUM
     
  6. Unbeknownst

    Unbeknownst Cohort

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    1

    Aug 11, 2010

    My wife and I subscribe to http://e-mealz.com/ (5 dollars a month).

    We haven't worried about what to cook in 4 months.
     
  7. silverspoon65

    silverspoon65 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,403
    Likes Received:
    1

    Aug 11, 2010

    Chicken leg/thighs on the grill.
     
  8. Irishdave

    Irishdave Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,007
    Likes Received:
    12
  9. AMK

    AMK Aficionado

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2003
    Messages:
    3,019
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2010

  10. MissScrimmage

    MissScrimmage Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    538

    Aug 11, 2010

  11. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    27,534
    Likes Received:
    6

    Aug 11, 2010

    It's 5:30 pm and nothing is out of the freezer. The kids are sick of hot dogs and burgers on the grill. (Not me--those are the tastes of summer.)

    So I'm thinking linguini and clam sauce with garlic bread.
     
  12. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    13,844
    Likes Received:
    1,678

    Aug 11, 2010

    sausages on the grill
    fries in the oven
    coleslaw
     
  13. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    27,534
    Likes Received:
    6

    Aug 11, 2010

    Tell me more!!!

    None of my local supermarkets are on their list-- tell me about this!!
     
  14. chebrutta

    chebrutta Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,489
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2010

    Fried grouper, rice au gratin, corn bread, and broccoli.
     
  15. Unbeknownst

    Unbeknownst Cohort

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    1

    Aug 11, 2010

    The market we shop at isn't on there either, but that doesn't matter.

    My wife and I use the "Walmart" plan so we can see the price breakdown. We just substitute Walmart's generic brand (Great Value) with our generic brand (Hill Country Fare).

    My wife and I are on the regular plan (good, fatty food ;)), but you can get on the fat free plan, weight watchers plan, low carbs plan, etc. (all for 5 bucks a month).

    It saves you TONS of money over the course of the month.

    For anyone who is interested, pm me and I can send you the past 2 or 3 weeks of emealz my wife and I have to see if you like it or not.

    We love it :)
     
  16. Securis

    Securis Cohort

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2010

    Tonight, Pulled chicken with potato salad and baked beans. Also, a great big ole glass of sweet tea.:)
     
  17. EDUK8_ME

    EDUK8_ME Cohort

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2010

    We had maple glazed salmon, potato salad, garden sliced tomatoes and cucumbers and dill asparagus.
     
  18. SciTeacherNY

    SciTeacherNY Companion

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2010

    Chicken Parm, Pasta, and Bread
     
  19. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    13,844
    Likes Received:
    1,678

    Aug 11, 2010

    That sounds sooooooo good.
     
  20. MissScrimmage

    MissScrimmage Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    538

    Aug 11, 2010

    Yum! These all sound great!!

    I ended up doing a grilled chicken & spinach pita with carrots on the side.

    There is definitely inspiration here for suppers to come!!
     
  21. yearroundteach

    yearroundteach Companion

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2010

    I just recently discovered the miracle that is the slow cooker/crock pot (wedding gift). I have always hated cooking but this makes it so easy and (almost) enjoyable. So far I've made pot roast, "Taste of the Orient Chicken" (was the least thrilled at how this turned out), baked potatoes (to have with filets on the grill), lasagna (YUM), and Potato and Carrot Soup (with grilled cheese). Tonight is crock pot Mac and Cheese though I haven't decided yet what will go with it.

    Next week will be Potato and Carrot Soup (probably with grilled cheese again), Chicken Breasts and crock pot "Classic Potatoes", crock pot Turkey breast and vegetables, and pot roast. The following week will be crock pot chicken and rice, turkey burgers and crock pot backed potatoes, crock pot "Almost Baked ravioli", and crock pot meatloaf (with who knows what).

    I love my time off when I can actually plan meals and make them. My biggest challenge is finding semi-healthy side dishes. As you can see most of my meal plans only consist of the main course. Then I usually just end up opening a can of peas or something to go with them at the last minute. I'd like to become better at full meals like my mom used to make before I have kids on my own; so I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye on this thread for ideas! :thumb:
     
  22. Blue

    Blue Aficionado

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,591
    Likes Received:
    3

    Aug 11, 2010

    A Year of Crockpotting--look up this web site and you will find a wealth of recipes for the crockpot. Try the Curry Chicken--it is to die for.
     
  23. MissJennifer

    MissJennifer Companion

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2010

    I totally agree with Blue! Check out http://crockpot365.blogspot.com - I particularly love her Salsa Chicken Black Bean Soup, Brown Sugar Chicken and Pasta Fagioli soup. SOOOO good!!!

    Tonight's dinner here was leftover chili and cornbread. I tutor on Tuesdays, so I threw it in the crockpot yesterday to make it easy for dinner - and we ate the rest tonight!! :) Tomorrow is Tangy BBQ Chicken wraps. (Chicken, Black Beans, Red onion, a little bbq sauce and shredded cheese in a whole wheat tortilla - YUM!)
     
  24. MissScrimmage

    MissScrimmage Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    538

    Aug 11, 2010

    The 365 day slow cooking link is awesome!

    My goal for next week is to use the crock pot every day. I'll put ingredients in it in the morning before I head to school and work on my classroom. Then supper will be ready for me when I get home. I'll start freezing leftovers every evening into individual portions so that I have a stockpile ready for when school starts. (I'm not cooking for a family, so I am stockpiling for myself so I won't have to cook at all in September!)
     
  25. DaleJr88AmpFan

    DaleJr88AmpFan Cohort

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2010

    We had a grilled t-bone steak, cucumber salad, and grapes. (I added some mac-n-cheese for the girls for more carbs.)
     
  26. teacherSMK

    teacherSMK Habitué

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    886
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2010

    we had crock-pot teriyaki chicken - sandwiches. We made the teriyaki chicken overnight in the crockpot for lunch today. Then for dinner we used the leftovers to make poor-boy type sandwiches. yummy!
     
  27. Ms. I

    Ms. I Maven

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,823
    Likes Received:
    139

    Aug 12, 2010

    Often, I'm in the mood for a nice salad, but not w/ regular iceburg lettuce. I like romaine or more often, I use that mix of raddichio & other different leaves. Then add:

    usually ranch dressing
    red onions
    radishes
    chopped turkey
    hard boiled egg
    avocado
    tomato
    mushrooms
    maybe sliced blk olives if not, I sprinkle garlic pepper
    maybe sliced canned jalapenos
     
  28. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    13,844
    Likes Received:
    1,678

    Aug 12, 2010

    Ms. I--that salad is almost exactly what I'm having for lunch today (and I haven't bought iceberg lettuce in over 20 years!).
     
  29. silverspoon65

    silverspoon65 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,403
    Likes Received:
    1

    Aug 12, 2010

    Ha, I was going to post that site too and three people beat me to it. It really is that great.

    I use mine several times a week during the school year. I like it in the summer too because it generates almost no heat, but we grill most of the time.


    Tonight BF and co-workers are taking their intern out to dinner since it is his last day, so I am getting chinese with a co-worker and we are going over 12th grade curriculum.
     
  30. Ms. I

    Ms. I Maven

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,823
    Likes Received:
    139

    Aug 12, 2010

    Great! :thumb: Sometimes, I'll buy the plain grilled chicken patties from Carl's Jr. & tk them home to cut up in my salad. (1 patty/person is a good amt.)

    Jack in the Box has good-tasting grilled chicken strips too.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. waterfall
Total: 387 (members: 2, guests: 371, robots: 14)
test