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What is a normal average dinner at your house?

like 4 out of 7 nights a week. What kind of stuff is on the menu. Be honest! :0B

Me?> (recently) venison of some sort, corn bread/mashed potatoes/rice and a veggie of some sort usually peas or green beans. The kids always have apple sauce or half a banana with dinner as well.


Asked by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on Jan. 11, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • We always drink water with dinner.
    A meat usually chicken or something made of ground turkey.
    two vegitables, or a vegtable and a fruit
    40% of the time a starch
    and 20% of the time a salad... Im trying to do this more often

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • hamburg helper

    Answer by lowencope at 5:16 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • If I didn't plan meals, I would be lost at the grocery store. Here are our recent dinners: Week of 1/11
    Sunday – some kind of veggie stew in the slowcooker
    Monday – squashed macaroni
    Tuesday – peanut noodles
    Wednesday – pancakes and fruit salad
    Thursday – general tsao’s
    Friday – lentil tacos
    Saturday – pizza

    Week of 1/4
    Sunday – no hurry curry
    Monday – tofu fish sticks, not crab cakes, sweet potato fries
    Tuesday – lentil sloppy joes
    Wednesday – stuffed peppers
    Thursday – stir fry
    Friday - stroganoff
    Saturday – sweet and sour cabbage rolls

    Week of 12/28
    Sunday – chili and cornbread
    Monday – lasagna
    Tuesday – lentil soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, or black bean soup and quesdillas
    Wednesday – peanut noodles
    Thursday â€

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:19 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • 2 - 3 nights a beef dish: beef roast, sloppy joes, casseroles using beef, beef & veggie stir fry, tacos or burritos, goulash, beef stroganoff, salisbury steak & gravy, lasagna
    2 - 3 nights a chicken dish: chicken alfredo, roast chicken, oven fried chicken, teriyaki or sesame chicken, chicken & rice, pot pie, chicken strips, turkey burgers, chicken lasagna, chicken chili, chicken tetrazzini, chicken Parmesan, spicy chicken fillet sandwiches, chicken stir fry, quesadillas
    1 - 2 nights a week a meatless meal like taco soup, lentil stew, bean burritos or nachos, vegetarian meatloaf
    1 night a week a misc. meal like pizza, scalloped potatoes & ham, pigs in a blanket, German potato salad, taco salad

    I always make sure there are 2 sources of veggies at each dinner, maybe one fruit in the form of applesauce, fruit salad or fresh fruit.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 5:40 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • We eat low fat low sodium foods. Some of our typical dinners include:

    turkey chili with low fat Ritz crackers
    homemade burritos (made with ground turkey, fat free refried beans, homemade seasoning mix, and lots of chopped veggies on soft corn tortillas)
    roasted chicken with roasted vegetables (potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and turnips)
    spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce
    Roasted turkey tenderloins with baked sweet potatoes

    Answer by AprilDJC at 8:05 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • there is never normal in my house and I rarely make the same thing twice. the family is very happy!

    Answer by chefjen at 11:00 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • we eat meatloaf a lot. and bbq chicken quesadillas. I drink tea or crystal light, dh must have water andthe small one has milk and/or apple juice.

    other staples are fried crappie.

    but my kid doesnt eat, so I have stopped cooking for him lol, he now has to choose from what we have or cheerios

    Answer by GageWsMom at 4:11 PM on Jan. 12, 2010

  • I make a lot of hotdishes - a pasta, a meat, a veggie, all held together with some cream of celery and sometimes cheese. We have spaghetti at least once every 2 weeks. Some sort of roast, meatloaf, meatballs, whatever, and a potato, and veggies. Homemade soups, potato veggie most of the time, sometimes veggie beef. This weeks menu: last night was tacos etc, tonight we have a dinner to go to, and the rest of the week, not sure what meal will be what night, but potato soup, homemade spaghetti sauce over pasta (I use pre-made most of the time), deer roast with baked potato casserole (roasted chunks with broccoli & cheese) and a veggie, pork loin with mashed potatoes (the taters from our garden need to get used up!). Other things we have at least once a month: taverns (sloppy joes), chicken of some sort & rice (we have rice at least once a week normally). We have at least 1 veggie with every meal that isn't soup too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Jan. 12, 2010