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what are YOU cooking for dinner tonight?

YEah, I know I could put this in Meal Planning, but I might not get a response til morning. :
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Well, what DO you have in the house?

Pasta? Rice? What kinds of veggies? Any special food intolerances or preferences in your house?

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what about pasta? You can throw whatever you want in there.
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Yeah, those are the nights we have grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.

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mmm grilled cheese

what about spaghetti carbonara? do you have eggs and parm cheese?

eta: we're having pot roast that's been in the crock pot with potatoes and carrots.
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Yeah, those are the nights we have grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.
If you have bread. I think I am out of processed GM white bread. (hubbys favorite! )

Honestly, I dont think we'll be having dinner. :

Cause I am NOT going to the store by myself with my little monkeys.
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Just wanted to give a shout out to the "what's for dinner" threads in the vegan and vegetarian forum. There are tons of yummy meatless meal ideas there.

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I just took a block of frozen ground beef out of the freezer, put it in a pan with a little water to thaw it. Then I made chili. I didn't have enough kidney beans, so I threw in garbanzos.

A lot of nights we don't have regular meals for dinner, just graze on whatever is here. The kids claim to want dinner, but then I make it and they won't eat it. One night I made chicken and noodles in a peanut sauce and I told my daughter that was what we were having and she was fine with the idea. When she actually saw it, however, she sat and cried at the table, saying things like, "that's not food, that's barf. But it's disgusting, I can't eat that!" So my husband told her she didn't need to cry, no one was going to make her eat it. And then she was all, "But I'm hungry!" Spluh! She sure has a funny way of showing it.

She ended up having raw cauliflower and a banana for dinner.
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Super easy:
Beans (2 cans), rice (3 cups cooked).
Mix with a small jar of salsa. Top with cheese.

If you want, wrap in a tortilla and add lettuce.

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I just took a block of frozen ground beef out of the freezer, put it in a pan with a little water to thaw it. Then I made chili. I didn't have enough kidney beans, so I threw in garbanzos.

A lot of nights we don't have regular meals for dinner, just graze on whatever is here. The kids claim to want dinner, but then I make it and they won't eat it. One night I made chicken and noodles in a peanut sauce and I told my daughter that was what we were having and she was fine with the idea. When she actually saw it, however, she sat and cried at the table, saying things like, "that's not food, that's barf. But it's disgusting, I can't eat that!" So my husband told her she didn't need to cry, no one was going to make her eat it. And then she was all, "But I'm hungry!" Spluh! She sure has a funny way of showing it.

She ended up having raw cauliflower and a banana for dinner.
Your mistake was mixing everything together before serving it. Had there been plain noodles, plain chicken, and peanut sauce available to pour over it, she probably would have eaten noodles and chicken.

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This is so bad but we are having chicken and bacon taquitos, a texmex style salad (with beans, dressing made of sour cream and salsa), and maybe some rice.


Spaghetti is often an easy and cheap dish for us. I already have lots of spices so I can fuss up the tomato sauce nicely. I'll add veggies that we like if we've got them (onions, mushrooms, zucchini, etc) and cheese on top makes it a kid favorite.

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This is so bad but we are having chicken and bacon taquitos, a texmex style salad (with beans, dressing made of sour cream and salsa), and maybe some rice.


Spaghetti is often an easy and cheap dish for us. I already have lots of spices so I can fuss up the tomato sauce nicely. I'll add veggies that we like if we've got them (onions, mushrooms, zucchini, etc) and cheese on top makes it a kid favorite.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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Super easy:
Beans (2 cans), rice (3 cups cooked).
Mix with a small jar of salsa. Top with cheese.

If you want, wrap in a tortilla and add lettuce.
I am going to check my cabinets. I dont know if I have any beans but I keep walking through the bean isle thinking "I should buy beans" and I never do! My kids are hungry. so is my baby belly.

BEANS and RICE!

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cold cereal, fruit, and milk
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Well, what DO you have in the house?

Pasta? Rice? What kinds of veggies? Any special food intolerances or preferences in your house?
No allergies/intolerances.
I don't have any cooked or canned beans. No tortillas. No tomato soup Maybe I can make some from crushed tomatoes.....

I do have pasta, sauce, rice, frozen veggies, bread, eggs, milk. All the basics, really....maybe I'll make pancakes! I just couldn't think beyond meat...want something easy...my alternative meals to meat are usually egg-based or pizza, pasta...thanks for all the suggestions!
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I am so sad I have to make a discusting dinner. thats life and its my dh's favorite.

Rice-a-roni
Canned chicken
broccoli.

shudder.
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do you have leftover old veggies? or you can use your frozen ones to make soup if you have any stock or boullion.
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Super easy:
Beans (2 cans), rice (3 cups cooked).
Mix with a small jar of salsa. Top with cheese.

If you want, wrap in a tortilla and add lettuce.
We do something similar here - cook the beans in onions, garlic, and cumin, then mix together with cooked rice. Roll it up in a tortilla, add shredded cheese and bake for a few minutes to melt cheese.
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Potato pancakes! My kids are nuts for them.

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Those nights I do pizza, quesadillas or tomato soup/grilled cheese.

Tonight we're having steak, that I marinated a couple days ago and something else that I'm not sure of yet.
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We, too, have a canned poultry recipe.

Ours involves:

Canned chicken or turkey, warmed in a pan with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, parsley, and garlic powder.

Noodles, whatever we have, cooked and buttered with same salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley.

Whatever frozen veggie we have, warmed with butter, salt, pepper, you get the idea.

It really IS quite yummy, if the canned poultry is good (we get ours from COSTCO, never from the grocery store).

Hmmmm. What else do we make when the pantry is bare or I'm feeling lazy?...

Oh, I know. Dh picks a rotissery chicken or turkey up from the grocery on the way home, I nuke potatoes and steam carrots. DONE!

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I always make breakfast for dinner when I dno't know what to make. And easy omlet and pancakes and DS is happy little guy!
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I always make breakfast for dinner when I dno't know what to make. And easy omlet and pancakes and DS is happy little guy!
Yep. That's what we do usually.
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What about making a souffle?? Whenever I'm at a loss, I usually put together a quick cheese souffle and green salad. It's easy to do. You do not need a souffle dish... I use a regular pyrex bowl and then add a foil collar.

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