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post #81 of 88

If we have extra cash on hand, we'll order in, but that is exceedingly rare these days. I can think of three meals we go to when we're not up to cooking - pasta with a quick home made marinara (can of tomatoes, wine, onions, garlic, oregano, thyme, pinch of sugar), Thai Noodle Soup or breakfast for dinner (usually scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage; pancakes if we're slightly more ambitious).

post #82 of 88

Breakfast for dinner is easy. Pancakes, or toast and eggs. I serve with sliced tomato or fruit on the side. 

 

Scrambling and egg on spaghetti noodles is good too. A little salt and pepper and parm and its good

post #83 of 88

I dislike "cooking." I dislike recipes and fancy foods. Typical meals here always take 30 minutes or less with virtually no preparation.

 

  • raw steak with cheese
  • raw fish with olives and greens
  • broiled fish with cottage cheese
  • frozen natural macaroni and cheese with canned tuna
  • broiled chicken breast with natural frozen lasagna
  • natural sausage with oven browned potatoes (made ahead of time and frozen)
  • tuna salad with natural potato chips

 

All dishes are garnished with butter or marrow, sometimes I add raw egg yolk. The meat is the main portion. The starch side dishes are small, frozen entrees are divided into 2 or more portions.


Edited by PumaBearclan - 11/15/12 at 7:47am
post #84 of 88

Well tonight I'm making soup & grilled cheese as I'm feeling like not cooking already (and my DH will cook the grilled cheese).  But I'll make up for it tomorrow on my day off with veggie Swedish meatballs, steamed broccoli, & mashed potatoes.

 

Also, my DH really doesn't like "not cooking". Like one day I made just baked potatoes for dinner. I had some toppings but apparently that wasn't good enough for him. He likes "substance" he says. So it makes it hard for me when I don't want to cook. I could eat a bagel w/peanut butter & banana for dinner & be fine but he needs "dinner food". It is so aggravating. 


Edited by Greenlea - 11/14/12 at 1:28pm
post #85 of 88
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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post

Well tonight I'm making soup & grilled cheese as I'm feeling like not cooking already (and my DH will cook the grilled cheese).  But I'll make up for it tomorrow on my day off with veggie Swedish meatballs, steamed broccoli, & mashed potatoes.

 

Also, my DH really doesn't like "not cooking". Like one day I made just baked potatoes for dinner. I had some toppings but apparently that wasn't good enough for him. He likes "substance" he says. So it makes it hard for me when I don't want to cook. I could eat a bagel w/peanut butter & banana for dinner & be fine but he needs "dinner food". It is so aggravating. 

 

Oh man, now tomato soup and grilled (dairy-free) cheese sandwiches sound really good! I need to make some soon. 

 

I'm actually similar to your husband with the the dinner thing. I can go for something like breakfast for dinner, but it's got to be a big portion, be hot and be substantial for the evening meal. A sandwich rarely flies with me, and if it does it has to be a hot sandwich - like breaded chicken, with fries. And preferably an appetizer to beef up the meal. 

post #86 of 88
Tonight I made bacon, acorn squash and kale chips in the oven.. Doesn't sound like not cooking but it was totally easy. Had leftover salad and sliced up a tomato, and bam. Dinner
post #87 of 88

great thread, I will be copying some recipes down when I have two hands.
 

one of our quick I don't feel like cooking meals is shrimp, edamame and bread.

 

I keep 15 minute a day bread dough in my fridge so I just have to shape a loaf, let it rise and toss it in the oven. Then I steam the edamame and boil the shrimp with garlic. very little hands on time.

 

we also do snack dinners with veggies, dip, crackers, cheese salami or ham or turkey slices, olives, dates, etc.

 

pasta and nutritional yeast, bragg's liquid aminos and some blanched broccoli all mixed together

post #88 of 88

I have found peanut butter can mask the taste of a lot of things, and therefore in a pinch I can throw together really odd concoctions featuring whatever snuck-in veggies or herbs ! have on hand and it all tastes ok! Healthy and the kids like it- all that matters to me!

 

Today we mixed a rice-puff cereal with natural peanut butter, chives and a touch of honey and moulded the mix into interesting shapes- fun and easy!

 

I always keep a vat of peanut butter or almond butter on hand, hummus too, and often our quick meals/snacks involve smearing something on a rice-cake.

 

Quick oats are great for us too- oatmeal can be mixed with cinnamon, apples, cloves, nutmeg- all sorts of healthy/yummy things.

 

Cheers!

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