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What's for dinner? Winter thread

post #1 of 105
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I've been slacking in the past weeks again..shy.gif but even if I don't post and don't have a plan for dinner, I always enjoy reading others' meal plans and often get inspired by it, so let's hear it again, please! 

 

My DH is gone for a bit to get operated in Germany, so it's only me and my 2 kids (and the cats & fish orngbiggrin.gif), in which time I'll probably 'wing it' a lot of these days since DS is still a terribly picky eater (he'd live off noodles, bananas, pretzels & yogurt if I let him) and while DD is better and has recently become a vegan herself *yay* she's not too open for many options just yet..

 

Yesterday we had taco soup, tonight will be leftover veggie barley soup..[DS will have tomato soup with some toast..]

Friday I'm thinking we'll just make a nice pizza with veggies DD enjoys as well and DS gets his own little one with cheese

For the weekend I'm planning on cooking another new (to me) vegan Mac 'n Cheese recipe. I think I've gathered about 5-7 different recipes so far and while I've found some real yummy ones -Isa's Mac 'n Shews being one of my favorites http://www.theppk.com/2011/02/mac-shews/ - I'd like to test them all out! winky.gif

 

So, what about you?

 

 

post #2 of 105

Tonight it's pumpkin curry over brown rice. I've been using dried cranberries instead of raisins lately. I love pumpkin curry because there are always leftovers for lunches. K won't eat the curry, so she gets rice, plain tofu and steamed broccoli.

post #3 of 105

We had chili with poblano, anaheim and bell peppers, 5 beans, etc.... I always add some cinnamon, it gives it a really unusual flavor

post #4 of 105

Yay for a new thread! Last night we had sesame ginger noodles with broccoli. Haven't planned the rest of the week. I am completely out of ideas.

post #5 of 105

Tonight I made herb noodles.  I first had them in Austria about 20 years ago. I chopped up about 6 types of herbs and added them to some finely chopped and sauteed shallots.  Added a bit more olive oil and sauteed the herbs a bit.  The tossed in some whole wheat spaghetti pasta. Steamed some broccoli on the side.   Also, made a cucumber salad w freshly chopped dill.  I picked up some fresh picked little cucumbers at the vegetable market today.  I slice the cucumbers super thin on a mandoline and toss with Evoo,Acv, chopped garlic and s&p.  I just love using fresh herbs. 

post #6 of 105

Tonight we had roasted sweet potatoes, carrots and turnips with moroccan seasoning on couscous with chutney and hot sauce. Odd combinations I know but tasty and healthy. Tomorrow is red beans and rice. After that not so sure.

post #7 of 105

Last night I made gingery red lentils and served them over brown rice.  Dh and I had a salad with pears, pomegranate seeds and goat cheese to go along with it.  I didn't bother making a veggie for the girls b/c they devoured all the snap peas in the house while waiting for dinner.  

 

Tonight I'm going to make tacos, and tomorrow I haven't yet figured out. 

post #8 of 105

Pasta with quick cashew alfredo and a pile of steamed broccoli last night. I think I am going to make pumpkin baked ziti with carmelized onions and sage breadcrumb topping tonight.

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Pasta with quick cashew alfredo and a pile of steamed broccoli last night. I think I am going to make pumpkin baked ziti with carmelized onions and sage breadcrumb topping tonight.


Yum!!! Ever since I came across the 'Hurry Up Alfredo' sauce, I'm addicted to it! LOL

I have yet to make the pumpkin baked ziti.. It sounds delicious!

 

This week I've been slacking a lot due to DH still being gone (he's coming home tomorrow *yay*); I've made a quick lentil-spinach dish I had with a baked potato one day and the next on top of brown rice. DD ate it the first round with me but wasn't loving the spinach in it too much..

We also had a barley veggie soup,  a quick dinner with faux burgers and french friesshy.gif and pasta w/tomato sauce and 'bean sausages' another night.. I'm hoping to getting back to a real meal plan this coming week again! (Here's to hoping! orngbiggrin.gif)

 

post #10 of 105

my next and last semester of school is going to be crazy so I am currently trying to stock up my freezer (and some of my in-laws since mine is pretty small).  I've just been doing double batches of just about everything so that we can eat it and freeze some.  Here's what I've made so far:

 

-Veggie enchiladas

-pizza dough

-individual crustless quiches

-lasagna

-minestrone soup

 

Tomorrow I want to make some veggie pot pies

Probably spankopita, eggplant parmesan, hot and sour soup, lentil soup, calzones and chili over the next week or so..I haven't exactly figured out which days I'm making what yet.

post #11 of 105

I found some organic alphabet noodles and made alphabet soup with carrots, snow peas, onions and celery it was a big hit with the kids:)

Tonight I think I am going to make sandwiches with field roast or seitan and melted almond cheese and top it with sauteed veggies of some sort...

post #12 of 105

Just because dinner was so yummy...

 

a saute of onion, kale, apple and italian field roast sausage

over quinoa cooked in veggie broth

and 

red kuri squash roasted with a bit of butter and maple syrup  

 

And, best of all, my 20 month old tried and liked ALL of it!  

post #13 of 105
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Originally Posted by wishin'&hopin' View Post

Just because dinner was so yummy...

 

a saute of onion, kale, apple and italian field roast sausage

over quinoa cooked in veggie broth

and 

red kuri squash roasted with a bit of butter and maple syrup  

 

And, best of all, my 20 month old tried and liked ALL of it!  



That sounds good and I have all the ingredients.  How much apple?  I have the apple sage sausage which I am sure would be delicous.

Let me know the details of your sautee. 

 

post #14 of 105

Okay, 

 

sauteed onion in olive oil till getting soft, then added the woodier parts of the kale, threw in two apples (sliced fairly thin with peel left on), let apples cook for a bit, added the rest of the kale.  Then added the sausage and cooked until kale done.  Only seasoning was a little salt and pepper.  

 

Apples and onion cooked together are usually a good bet!  You could also sub white beans for the sausage but increase the seasonings.

 

Served over quinoa cooked in veggie broth. 

 

Enjoy!

post #15 of 105

I see this thread isn't too active but I need ideas! A loft of my standbys are from these threads. 

 

Ive been on bedrest after doing ivf. I'm craving an easy soup tonight after all the frozen food I've been eating. I found a Yummy lentil sweet potato soup recipe that looks easy to do. 

 

Pardon my typos...I hate typing on my iPad. I'm still resting right now,

 

Cindy

post #16 of 105

DH made a mushroom quinoa last night with a side of broccoli.  Tonight: vegan tempeh tacos with black beans and smokey cashew cream.  

post #17 of 105

For Cindy...last night I made "milk soup" as my little called it (okay, really, he just signed milk frantically after he saw me put the milk in the cream o broccoli).

 

sauteed in butter

diced lg sweet onion, 2 stalks celery, 1 carrot, a bunch of broccoli and a couple cloves of garlic

 

once veggies were getting soft and smelled yummy I added salt and pepper and enough veggie broth to cover them and simmered until everything was cooked.  

 

Pureed the whole thing and added 1 cup of whole milk.

 

My little ate a cup and a half of the soup and wouldn't touch the bread and butter I served with it!  

 

 

post #18 of 105

Sounds yummy wishin'! And how do I wish my little would eat the soup I make! She'll have a couple tiny sips off a spoon if I'm lucky. She is SO picky/non-willing to try anything!

 

Cindy

post #19 of 105

Tonight we had teh best simple supper...a pot of pinto beans with some rice, chopped onion and fresh salsa. YUM!

 

Tomorrow is pasta night so I think I am going to make a what my son calls olive oil noodles with sausage and broccoli. There is more to the sauce than olive oil but I just kinda throw it together.

 

Friday I want to make some soup but can't decide between lentil or a minestrone type soup.

 

If I can manage to make a pan of seitan Saturday we will have mushroom and onion gravy with seitan over rice and roasted green beans. Then again I beleive I have some tempeh. Maybe I will just crumble the tempeh into the gravy. Hmmm....

post #20 of 105

Last night we ate over at a friend's house - GF pasta, marinara, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and a "salad of doom" - lettuce, radishes, pears, kiwi, hempseed, avocado, raisins, carrots, and creamy shallot and lemon balsamic vinaigrette.

 

Tonight, stepson, husband and I will have tropical curried black eyed peas and steamed sweet potatoes over rice. The not-quite seven year old will skip the curry and have a side of tofu with her sweet potatoes and rice.

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