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What's for dinner?

post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 

Thought I'd start a silly thread now that my appetite is reappearing here and there, and perhaps to steal a few ideas/recipes from you all. winky.gif

 

I just finished a plate of hubby-made grilled salmon and a side of mixed vegetables.  He poked holes in the filet and slapped a bit of mustard on before he cooked it because today I dared to go beyond completely bland, lol.

 

It's going to be difficult to cut back on fish since seafood is the only meat I can really tolerate (and enjoy the taste of either way).  I have noticed, like some of you, that protein definitely curbs the nausea more than carbs do.

post #2 of 31

To night was a "freezer meal" in that I had some left over roast beef in the freezer so I stuck that in the oven, boiled up some 5 cheese tortellini from the freezer and made a quick tomato sauce to go with the pasta (the sauce being my pitiful excuse for a vegetable on this one.)

 

We have a 13 week menu plan for dinner, but since the nausea kicked in it is mostly abandoned for something I can either tolerate cooking, or that DH can throw together when he gets home from work.

 

Last night we only got as far as grilled chicken and a salad.

post #3 of 31
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We have a 13 week menu plan for dinner

jaw2.gifWow!

post #4 of 31
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

jaw2.gifWow!

 

Wow indeed!!! lol.  Kudos to you and your family, Lynann.

post #5 of 31

The 13 week menu plan has taken about 3 years of development. It started life as 4 weeks and has grown from there. I like that it takes the thinking out of "what's for dinner?" Although right now dinner is whatever I can tolerate.

post #6 of 31

Tonight should be interesting.  I have rice, corn, salsa, tomatoes, cheddar, and tortillas so I was thinking of some sort of Mexican-flavored rice bake.  That or whatever we pick up at the farm for our weekly CSA, if there's a meal to be had out of those items.

 

I am hungry and nauseated all at once today.  It's pretty rough.  sick.gif

post #7 of 31
DH does most of the cooking, but we are both being lazy this week, so who the heck knows! Last night was Olive Garden take-out which was yummy smile.gif I keep suggesting soup/rice-from-a-box/bag and sandwiches plus some easy fruit/veggie, but DH hasn't gone for it so far, it's so easy and pretty tasty. Maybe I'll suggest pizza tonight, I'm always up for it, but DH goes in waves of liking it and not wanting anything to do with it.

I too am in awe of the 13 week meal plan, that is great. I wish I could get DH to agree on meal planning a few days a week, but he won't go for it. Maybe I'll just insist once we have 2 kids smile.gif
post #8 of 31
Thread Starter 

Mexican rice bake... Olive Garden.... yummy.gif

 

Though I bet either would give me relentless heartburn!

 

 

Tonight I'm thinking of going fairly lazy myself and doing grilled chicken with some veggies and gluten-free noodles.  So bland, but oh well, I need any calories I can stomach.  I've lost seven pounds so far which is probably okay since I'm overweight, but it still makes me uncomfortable.  I'd rather "maintain" than lose so fast.

post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by jeanblu View Post

Mexican rice bake... Olive Garden.... yummy.gif

 

Though I bet either would give me relentless heartburn!

 

 

Tonight I'm thinking of going fairly lazy myself and doing grilled chicken with some veggies and gluten-free noodles.  So bland, but oh well, I need any calories I can stomach.  I've lost seven pounds so far which is probably okay since I'm overweight, but it still makes me uncomfortable.  I'd rather "maintain" than lose so fast.

That's part of why it'll be interesting, ha!

 

My heartburn has kicked in the past few days.  Along with loose joints, joint pain, and a general increase to my already pretty respectable klutziness.  Thanks, relaxin!  rolleyes.gif

post #10 of 31

Last night we had oven fries, roasted broccoli and some left-over pork that I had DH make some bbq sauce for.  I have been trying to get the kids to eat the pork but they didn't like it but DHs sauce was a hit. 

 

Tonight....uh.  Maybe some rice, green beans and ?????  Chicken sounds acceptable but I only have whole chickens and they take a long time to defrost.  We are keeping things pretty simple (and bland) here until I can handle more. 

post #11 of 31

Dinner tonight is going to be as easy as I can make it... I am doing hot dogs for the hubby and kids, baked beans, and a cucumber salad, partly because my 5 year old can help with all 3 hehe! I will have the salad and beans, but prob not the hot dogs as they sound gross right now and aren't really all that good for us... I will have some cottage cheese and wheat crackers if I need more protein.

This week I made a thinksgiving style dinner which made enough leftovers for another night. So some nights I can cook and others its just not possible. I have a bunch of easy dinners that I can throw together really fast, and hot dogs is on the bottom of the list for health reasons! Who knows what I would find for tomorrow if I wasn't going away for the weekend to visit my family! joy.gif

post #12 of 31

Which dinner? Dinner #1, #2, #3? Lol. I had a cheeseburger about mid afternoon, then another like an hour later, now I am starving again. I was thinking probably an egg sandwich. We are on our second frozen lasagna but I am getting lasagna'd out. Plus I don't think there is enough protein in there to keep me full long.

 

We had so many tomatoes this year that I am still finding ways to use them BUT they do not sound appealing at all so they are all gong to some freezer meals. Every Sunday we have brunch at my in laws house and I am already looking forward to that big breakfast (that I don't have to cook).

 

momme2b - That is cool you have a milk cow! We just got 2 dairy goats this year. I am crossing my fingers they breed month so Melanie is due a little before I am. We have chickens, too. 10 layers and also 7 Muscovie ducks. We are planning on going all out this coming Spring with the birds. We will be getting 100 meat chickens, 25 turkeys, and hopefully we can get our ducks to breed. So far the ducks have been useless to us other than cuteness and companionship and keeping grass down (and inviting the raccoons over...irked.gif) Also, baked beans sound amazing! They might be on for dinner #4!

post #13 of 31

So many great dinner ideas, thank you mamas! thumb.gif

 

Here are my don't-feel-like-cooking-dinner go to options:

  • Order pizza lol.gif
  • Black bean tacos - 1 can of black beans, 1 diced tomato, 1 sliced avocado, shredded cheese, tortillas - build taco with beans then cheese (heat up in micro to melt cheese) then tomato/avocado on top (and sour cream if we're feeling like splurging) yummy.gif
  • Mushroom ravioli (store-bought) with pasta sauce and garlic bread

 

Wow, lasagna sounds REALLY GOOD. I may need to make that this weekend...or convince my guy to do it. orngbiggrin.gif

post #14 of 31

We had homemade carrot & ginger soup for dinner last night. Fortunately it was already made and in the freezer so all I had to do was stick it in a pot and heat it up.

 

While sitting at the table eating we were talking about how handy it has been this week to have food in the freezer and ready to go. I'm so filling the freezer with ready to go foods before this baby comes so I don't have to cook for the first couple of months. I also remarked that if we have another after this one (we can hope, we'd love a large family) then I'm going to fill the freezer with ready to go meals while TTC so that neither of us HAS to cook on those bad days of the 1st trimester (which seems to be every day right now.)

 

Lasagna does sound good. I might have to get a few of those made and put in the freezer this weekend so they are just ready for the oven. Don't think I'm up to it today, but I usually can manage to do better at the weekends when DH is here to help run after the boys and take over in the kitchen if I need him to.

post #15 of 31

Today is the first day I've felt like getting back on my meal plan!  Hurray!  I usually love menu planning and cooking, but it has been the LAST thing I want to do for the past four or five weeks. We have totally blown our budget eating out.  This afternoon, I'm going to stew a chicken from our CSA with Mexican flavors, then pull the meat and make tacos or burritos with tortillas, avocado, cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce.  I might even do two of these chickens because the Mexican stewed meat freezes really well.  Our oven has also been out since we moved three months ago, so that is pretty limiting.  

post #16 of 31

i have been craving lasagne for about 3 weeks.. so tonight i had lasagne for dinner.. it did not dissapoint in the craving stakes.. yum :)
 

post #17 of 31

Tonight we did...well, rather DH did a chicken risotto that was fantabulous.  I started in the kitchen and quickly fizzled out completely.  Back to bed in 20 minutes.  That's possibly a record for me.  I woke up from my earlier nap inspired to risotto for dinner, and fell apart.

 

The risotto was plain and tasty, which is all I can handle these days.  Just a few simple ingredients: butter, arborio rice, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, chicken and chicken broth.  He is trying to talk me into GF pizza...but...I can't commit.  I can't usually commit to eating something he suggests, but so far I have eaten what he cooks especially if I am too ill to cook.  

 

So 3 cheers for simple oven baked chicken risotto with a salad.  And DHs first risotto too and it was so good...leftovers for lunch...  DH's really a talented chef, he just needs explicit directions and simple ingredients.  

post #18 of 31

Mmm salad sounds really good. Like a really strong caesar salad...hmmmm.

post #19 of 31

Since I cooked a turkey and stuffing yesterday, today we will be having left-overs.  I am thinking of doing hot turkey sandwiches with peas and carrots, since I need to cook peas and carrots to put into my turkey pot pies for the freezer anyway.  Mmmmm, stuffing.

post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

Mmm salad sounds really good. Like a really strong caesar salad...hmmmm.

 

Ohh, that does sound really good.....!  And I have parmesan too!

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