Fitmommy--the sandwiches didn't happen, it would have required a run to the store and I didn't have it in me (or more accurately, my toddler didn't have it in him!) So, I made ratatuille (sp?) with eggplant, green peppers, onion, garlic and tomatoes and served it over quinoa. Tomorrow we will have something with pesto...possibly white beans.
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What's for dinner? Late spring into summer! - Page 6
Im insanely sick. Killer kidney infection and so much selling house drama snd dh working that I've barely cooked.
Sun we did dinner at the inlaws since theyre going away on vaca and its ds bday in a couple of weeks. We did salads and bbq
Last night I cut up leftover veg dogs and baked beans w sliced cuke/tomato and sweet potato fries. All I had the energy to make and barely
Tonight we have a showing at 7 and I dont want a destroyed house so it'll be a hummus sandwich night I believe
Caiesmommy: Yike! I hope you are feeling better soon and get the house sold easily.
Tonight I am making a potato, kale, sausage skillet. It is way too hot for soemthing like this, but it sounds so good! The rest of the week is planned to be: Sesame or peanut udon noodles with broccoli and edamame, spaghetti possibly with Quorn tenders, salads with marinated tofu, and BLTAs with corn on the cob and fruit.
My meals are always so boring compared to what everyone else posts. I wish I enjoyed cooking more and had kids that weren't so picky so I would be inspired to make more exciting dinners. We rely on alot of faux meat and too often have a 3 item omnivore style meal, ie protein/meat (tofu, tempeh, faux meat for us), grain or potato and a vegetable. I don't know how to break that habit.
Maciascl--your meal plan sounds yummy! I actually don't like to make the protein, two sides kinds of meals--because in my mind it sounds like three recipes I have to make, as opposed to the generally casserole/one pot meals I prefer!
Tonight we are (finally!) having leftover vegetarian mexican lasagna (friends brought dinner last night--an awesome medley of lentils, baba, steamed green beans and pita)
Tomorrow, white beans with pesto and toast...
ETA--ate the Mexican lasagna for lunch, so made black bean/veggie burgers with the leftover quinoa in the fridge...they were pretty good, but kind of bland.
Edited by wishin'&hopin' - 8/1/12 at 4:47pm
It was awful..way worse then childbirth! I passed them finally but still not feeling super. Dr said it could take up to a couple weeks for my kidney swelling to go fully down
I rested a lot over the long weekend and did some cooking
We had roasted tomato pasta and salad one day
Soba noodle stir fry with tofu,veggies from the farmers market and a pb coconut sauce and a cuke tomato salad
Veggie burgers,corn on the cob,coleslaw,fries with angel food cake and strawberries from the farmers market
Last night we did leftovers.
We have a showing today from 3:30-4:30 so I think dinner will end up being veggie burgers and sweet potato fries.
Some point this week I want to use some frozen terryaki tofu I have and make a stirfry with peaches from the farmers market too
Caismommy: At least after childbirth you have a baby to show for it! I'm sorry it was so awful. I'm impressed you still cooked this weekend!!!
Tonight is stiryfry (tofu, brocoli, pepper, baby corn, water chestnut and cashews) over brown rice. I think tomorrow will be ravioli and green beans. Going to just be me and DD for dinners for the rest of the week so we're just going to be doing quesadillas, some annie's noodle bowls and a night of eating out at either the vegan sushi place or the vegetarian diner.
OOOHHHH Vegetarian diner?!
Last night was block party so grilled field roast sausage and other yummy things (lots of veg neighbors apparently!). Otherwise, I'm feeling super uninspired b/c we need to go grocery shopping and the CSA isn't until tomorrow. So, tonight may be some sort of fritter (I have one zucchini and two ears of corn) or perhaps breakfast for dinner with corn/zucchini waffles (I love having a waffle iron)
I'm what I consider an Aspiring Vegetarian...so I will strive to post in this thread more often!
The last two nights we had Creamy Broccoli and Kale soup. I served it with whole grain crostini topped with chopped tomatoes and basil from our garden.
I was impressed with DS since he asked what kind of soup we were having, I simply answered "broccoli," and he dug in and said it was awesome.
Even DH, who says he doesn't like kale, said it was really good...especially the second day.
I had dinner at a friend's house. They just watched "Forks over Knives" - which I haven't seen. But it made them want to change their diet. So they serves quinoa, a mixed bean dish and a platter of raw and a few cooked veggies. :-) And my friend is coming over tomorrow to look through my veggie cookbooks.
I had a yummy sample at Trader Joe's today that I loved and bought. They mixed their 8 veggie salad mix with their ready cooked lentils and some goddess dressing. SO easy and fat yet really great for you! I think this is going to be a lunch staple for me.
I think tomorrow is going to be ravioli and a salad.
I've been playing with Isa's new cookbook "Appetite for Reduction" (hate the title tho'--even tho' I know the play on words). Buuuuttttt, I have to say, the two things I've tried have been good! The curried summer veggie corn chowder was lovely (and liked by all of us) and I made the peanut/lime dressing for maifun/veggie stir fry.
We went to veggie fest today so the kids were really excited about eating as many veggies as possible tonight for dinner.
I picked corn and grilled it.
Made mashed potatoes.
Then we made "lettuce-less salads". I cut up items from the garden and a few from the fridge. Put everything on the table in bowls and we all made our own salad with olive and balsamic vinegar dressing.
We had from the garden:
spicy yellow peppers
from the store:
I planned on making black bean burgers on the grill too - but we were full!
Pardon any typos...the hubby and I also had vodka with ginger ale and limes.
eta...My son (who was reading over my shoulder when I typed this) wanted me to add that he also had Beanitos chips with avocado and cilantro. (He wanted a smiley too!)
Edited by dbsam - 8/12/12 at 5:24pm
Well...the kids do not eat everything. That is why I offer so much selection. I hope they will eat a variety.
I am sorry about your tomatoes.
I share my garden with my uncle on his property because he has more acreage. His garden area is much larger than mine so I benefit from his larger garden and all his work. Our gardens are surrounded on two sides by woods and one side by pasture so we have our share of critters that eat the garden. For years we simply had a motion sensored radio tuned to talk radio but the deer and raccoons are no longer afraid of the radio. My uncle used to hang Irish Spring soap all over too...not sure if that worked. This year, my uncle installed white ribbons sprayed with some sort of natural odor that is supposed to deter the critters. It didn't work so he tried an electric wire...it seems to have helped. The corn and fruit trees are not all eaten up. But I am afraid the wire is cruel to the animals...but it is his property so I do not have a say. There were years all the corn, apples, pears etc. would be eaten. The animals usually leave the tomatoes alone .
The coyote population has really increased and I wonder if that is limiting number of other animals that would normally eat the garden. When I am on his property in the evening the sound of the coyotes is overwhelming.
Last night we had that salad/lentil mix from trader joe's. My DH was gone all weekend so he wasn't around when I ate it both days for lunch. He requested salad last night so I served it again. He liked it and I didn't have to cook anything!
I'm failing miserably at menu planning again. Nothing really sounds good to me to eat these days. 5-7 more weeks until baby!
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