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What should I make for dinner?(4 posts)

What should I make for dinner?McAndrus
Mar 4, 2002 5:36 AM
My wife has volunteered me to make dinner next Sunday. I enjoy cooking but here's the problem.

We've been married for 23 years. In the old days I did a lot of cooking. As the years wore on I've cooked less and less and now it's virtually no cooking. Actually, I do cook Domino's and Pizza Hut. :-) For further background, I was a fry-cook at a Denny's when I was in college. That doesn't make me the galloping gourmet but I do know what "preheat" means.

So, I'm looking for ideas. There are three of us: a husband, a wife, and a 15-year-old girl. I'd prefer something baked like a casserole but it doesn't have to be that. Heated soup and sandwich kind of stuff is good too.

I spent an hour or so last night going through the Betty Crocker book and while there was quite a bit of okay stuff, nothing jumped off the page and said, "Make me!"

If anyone has a nifty little dish that serves three or four, with sides of vegetables, that'd be great. Oh, and nothing with liver or brussel sprouts. (Yuck)
Vegetable lasagna.Spinchick
Mar 4, 2002 6:43 AM
Very easy and you won't have to make a veggie side. Slice zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, onions. Saute shrooms and onions and alternately layer with noodles, tomato sauce, sliced veggies, ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Basically follow a regular lasagna recipe but use the sliced veggies/tomato sauce instead of meat sauce.
Easy favourtes from my kitchenIAM
Mar 4, 2002 1:27 PM
We have a wok, but a frying pan will do. I buy three or four boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut them into strips and fry. Actually unless you use minute rice I'd start the rice first. I usually add red, yellow and green peppers, broccoli, pea pods and mushrooms, some garlic and teriake(sp?) sauce and serve over the rice. It doesn't take too long, looks good on a plate (lots of colour) and is quite nutricious.

One other family favourite is my noodles, peas and tuna concoction. Boil noodles and add 1 can of peas and 2 cans of tuna, a little bit of butter or margarine and pepper. This one is really easy but not something I would make for guests.

I don't know how fussy your daughter is but my son(12) and daughter(7) love both of these.
I just looked at the clock, I'd better go start dinner.IAM
Mar 4, 2002 1:36 PM
FWIW I get home around 3 and my wife gets home around 5:30 so I do quite a lot of the cooking, which is OK with me because I actually enjoy it. She does most of the cooking on the weekends and usually plans a fantastic Sunday dinner.