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Dinner ideas?

Heading to the store to buy ingredients for dinner but not sure what i wanna make. Nothing too extravagent, but ive gotten into a rutt with cooking and tend to make the same things in different patterns. And i just got a wild hair up my ass today and i wanna good something good. So all ideas welcome. Thanks!

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Asked by collegemom1007 at 4:30 PM on Jul. 30, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • President's Dinner

    (A casserole supposedly a favorite of FDR)

    6 medium potatoes, diced

    6 carrots, sliced

    2 medium onions, chopped

    1 can peas (I use 2 cups thawed frozen peas)

    1 can tomato soup

    1-1/2 pounds pork, partially cooked and cut into cubes (or one canned ham)

    Mix all ingredients together and bake for 1-1/4 hours or until vegetables are tender.

    (I also top the casserole with a bit of shredded cheese in the last five minutes.)

    Answer by timelessglass at 4:35 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • im maken bake chicken with bbq rub.. ( 350* for an hour ) its yummy..and tomorrow by kids request..taco's. but i have made nacho's cheese fries, shepperds pie, beef and brocolie stir fri, meatloaf, chicken and french fries, pork chops with noodles, and lastnights dinner spagettii with sauce and ground hambuger ( in the sauce ) and garlic bread.

    Answer by tabbys4 at 4:35 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • also beef stew...with bread and butter..

    Answer by tabbys4 at 4:37 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • How about either chicken or shrimp alfredo? Taco salad (super easy)? Chicken Marinara...just fry some chicken breasts, then spread marinara sauce over them and pop them in the oven.

    Answer by renea20 at 4:37 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • I serve this it over broccoli (and I make double the sauce).
    Pasta and Tofu with Finger-Licking Peanut Sauce
    1/2 cup low or no sodium vegetable broth
    1/4 cup chunky peanut butter (I use smooth)
    1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
    2 teaspoons chile paste with garlic (add to taste, it is pretty spicey)
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    8 ounces uncooked whole wheat angel hair
    1 pound firm tofu, drained and cubed (optional)
    1 cup (2-inch) sliced green onions
    1 cup shredded carrot


    Answer by rkoloms at 5:34 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Combine first 8 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until smooth, stirring frequently (this can also be done in the microwave; use a tempered glass bowl, like pyrex, cook for 20 seconds, stir, repeat until smooth). Remove from heat. Cook pasta in boiling water 8 minutes, omitting salt and fat. Add tofu, onions, and carrot; drain. Place pasta mixture in a large bowl. Add peanut butter mixture; toss gently.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:34 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Mushroom Stroganoff, is a great, speedy weeknight dinner, especially if you cook the noodles the night before (I use whole wheat egg noodles or bowties)
    1 lb portabello mushrooms (either the large or baby bellas), cut in half and sliced
    1/2 onion, diced
    1 - 1 1/2 c sour cream (I use fat free plain Greek yogurt)
    1/2 - 1 Tbsp Hungarian Paprika
    salt & pepper to taste
    olive oil or butter (I use some of each)
    1/8 cup (or so) vegetable broth or dry white wine (optional, not part of the original recipe; I think that it gives it some depth)
    Saute diced onions in olive oil or butter (your preference) until just soft and translucent. Add sliced mushrooms, saute until cooked through. Add broth/wine paprika and incorporate well. Turn down heat and add sour cream. Heat through, add salt & pepper to taste. Add more sour cream if the 1 cup doesn't cover everything well. Serve on top of egg noodles or rice.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:35 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

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