We are having the ultimate fall pasta dish - a sausage and wine sauce flavored with cloves and sage. So good!
Dinner - What Are You Having? - Page 107
I have absolutely no idea what to do for dinner tonight. There's ground beef in the fridge, but I am not motivated to make anything in particular. I really don't have a taste for anything, and I've got the beginnings of a cold (or fall allergies - I can't tell which) so I don't even feel like eating. And husband is at work, so my motivational level is especially low... sigh.
ETA - I decided to go with ground beef and refried bean soft tacos. It's the path to least resistance. Too bad it's not appropriate to just have a glass of wine for dinner...
Edited by kitchensqueen - 9/24/13 at 5:52pm
We had the path of least resistance last night, too - split dinner because DD1 had an activity and we had my friend's daughter here, too. I made dinner, ate, fed the two younger, then ran out to school while DH and DD1 ate. Mac & cheese from a box, a few stray hot dogs, some leftover frozen fries and a big salad with garlic dressing.
Tonight friends we thought had to cancel are coming after all, so I have 6 extra people for dinner, which has to be gluten free. We'll have some kind of meat, depending on what looks good at the store, crockpot baked potatoes and probably another big salad with garlic dressing. The dressing is called Garlic Expressions, and it's expensive, but amazingly addictive and delicious (and GF).
Mmm, the mayo sounds good - lemon peel and fresh thyme? We make sriracha mayo anytime we have potatoes.
Instead of baked beans or pasta for DD's friend, last night I made risotto. The friend cancelled though. DS isn't here for dinner tonight and since baked beans are his thing and DD isn't so fond of them, I'll do them another day instead. That leaves me scrambling a little for tonight.
I'd like to make lentil soup but DD doesn't like it. I could make broccoli and cheddar soup again but we just had that about a week ago. It's going to be a last-minute, game day decision.
On another note, yesterday I played around a little and came up with an apple sour cream cake that turned out really well.
Yes, lemon zest, juice, and fresh thyme leaves. And then just pan grill turkey cutlets and serve on kaiser rolls with lettuce and tomato. It's so yummy and takes very little time to make.
I'll have to try the sriracha with potatoes, maybe with sour cream instead of mayo since that's what we usually have. Sounds delicious!
Tonight I had planned on making chili backed potatoes but DD's soccer game got moved to tonight so we've decided on a meal out at our favorite Mexican place.
Friday night is sort of up in the air.
Meal plan for the rest of the week.
Saturday: Rosemary Panco Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and apple crisp.
Sunday: Bacon homemade Mac n Cheese (made and froze a few weeks ago) with celery sticks and apple slices.
Monday: Breakfast burritos (made and froze a few weeks ago), home canned peach slices. (Soccer practice at 5:30pm) we eat a quick meal.
Tuesday: Sweat potato tater tot casserole . ( Science co-op from 12-2p,Running practice 2:30 4pm, girl scouts until 5pm, volunteer gig at 6:45p at our food co-op, plus I answer phone voice meal for our homeschool association. This by far is my busiest day) I will make this up in the morning or the night before and DH will pop it in the oven when he gets home from work.
Wednesday: Pasta bake with homemade sauce (I use lentils mixed with ground sausage and I also add carrots and zucchini ). Garlic toast (Soccer Practice at 5:30p, I will make this up during the day and DH will pop it in the oven when he gets home from work.)
Thursday: Roasted Organic Chicken with roasted potatoes, mixed veg and homemade rosemary garlic cheese bread. Only running practice this day :)
Friday: Chicken soup, possibly taco soup. cornbread waffles.
Thanks! I'm trying for a healthy yummy week. For cornbread waffles we just do cornbread batter (or homemade batter) on a waffle iron. We sometimes will add chilis or bacon In the batter too. They are really yummy topped with chili.
Paxjourney, can I eat at your house next week?
I need to make up a yummy healthy week, too. Pizza bread will probably make an appearance since it's been off the schedule for a couple of weeks, and I have some goat cheese to use up. Veggie lasagna, too - have those ingredients. Then meat in the freezer - 2 whole chickens, some chicken thighs, 2 flank steaks. Also some beef bones for broth. Once or twice I may default to an easy meat + potato or vegetable + salad (with baked tofu option for DD1, although that is not her favorite).
Hahaha good point. I did decide to be "responsible" and have more than just a liquid dinner that night though. ;-) But it was tempting!
Tonight it's a bit on the cool side, so we're making a shepherd's pie and having a little pumpkin ale with it. Should be a tasty combo!
DH took over dinner for the night. Swedish meatballs, egg noodles and green beans. All from the pantry. He also browned up 3 extra pounds of ground beef and made an extra batch of meatballs for the freezer.
It was one of those days when the meal plan went out the window. Actually, first it flew around the room, turned around a couple of times and THEN flew out the window.
First, it was going to be me, DS and DD at home for dinner. DH said he was going out with a friend. I planned to cook thai noodles with ground chicken. It's something the kids like.
Then DS called from work and said he wouldn't be home for dinner, so it would be just me and DD. Time to adjust the plan. With just me and DD, I didn't want to cook lots of noodles just to end up with leftovers. Besides, DS likes thai noodles more than DD, so it made sense to make them another night this week. I was thinking panini sandwiches or pasta instead, since they are easy to make for 2 people.
Then DH told me he would be home for dinner after all. Okay, then, the plan is homemade pizza and salad for the 3 of us.
DD called to say she wouldn't be home. No point in making pizza dough for just DH and me.
In the end, DH and I had a lentil soup that we both like but the kids don't, so I don't make it that often.
Family meal today was lunch, which was rotisserie chicken, egg noodles and corn. Husband is working tonight, so I just had the last of the shepherd's pie that I made yesterday. Tomorrow night husband will be home for dinner since he's working a day shift, so I want to do something special. I'm thinking bolognese.
Went on a quick overnight camping trip this weekend. Last night we had steaks cooked over the fire, roasted garlic couscous, and broccoli. And s'mores, of course :)
Tonight I'm feeling a bit run down, it was a super busy, tiring week with a very late Depeche Mode concert on Thursday night, and I'm feeling it. Even after upping my vitamins and starting to take a shot of green superfood powder every day.
I'm making moroccan chicken and rice with chick peas (with brown rice, carrots, red peppers, mushrooms and green peas), cauliflower, and pears. Lots of good stuff!
I need to work on this week's menu and do real grocery shopping, but too tired today. Maybe tomorrow after I'm done volunteering at school.
I wanted to do something nice for Sunday dinner tonight since husband is home, but now that I'm sick with a head cold all of our best laid plans are flying out the window. I had leftover rotisserie chicken in the fridge, so I made chicken noodle soup, with extra onions and garlic. At least we get to eat it together.
Soundtrack of my youth... Hope you feel better! I started some Emergen-C, too. Feeling run down.
Ollyoxenfree - yep, here, too. Found out DH and kids need to go see a sick relative for half of this week. Luckily, we worked an event this weekend, and I brought home some yummy leftovers - sauerkraut salad, beet salad, lentil-spinach soup, mushroom sauce. That will help me not have to cook much while they're gone. We'll scrounge for the next couple of days. It'll be an accomplishment if the lasagna gets made.