(Closed) Desert with Dinner anyone?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sometimes, but most often, we eat ice cream or sherbet afterwards. I do like to bake, but I usually dont’ while making dinner (usually make a lot at one time so we can enjoy for a few days)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Usually it’s just ice cream type desserts ready made if it’s dinner with just me and Darling Husband. If it’s a dinner party then I always make a dessert to go with dinner.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

I dont have a “full family” IE no kids. 

But for Darling Husband if he wants something he can have some dark chocolate we keep in the freezer or something. I sometimes bake, but not often. Sometimes I have cookie dough he can bake or an apple crisp to be heated up.

I dont think its a great habit to learn that something sweet needs to be served with dinner. I think we would all be better off not learning dessert is required with each dinner.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Only on special occasions like Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthday celebrations etc. Usually if we get a sweet tooth after dinner I’ll throw together a quick batch of cookies.

I’m curious about your vegetarian meals along with your non-vegetarian meals in one day.  DH and daughter have decided to start the new year by trying out being vegetarians.  My son and I want nothing to do with their plan.  So, beginning tonight, I need to do what you have been doing.  Other than not putting any meat on their plates, I’m clueless and open to suggestions. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee

@2ndtime: I am not the OP, but I was veggie for a long while.

What I would do was make a meal that was easy to eliminate the meat pice. IE, lasagna? Make two half pans, but leave meat out of one (everything else the same)

Making hamburgers? serve one bean burger (homemade can be made in quantity and frozen or store bought)

stirfry? again, same ingredients and make in two pans, one with tofu or soy beans etc

lots of meals/sides are vegetarian that meat eaters wouldnt know. Try bean soup, stuffed peppers with quinoa, seitan and carmelized onions and cheese etc.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@lefeymw: Thanks! I didn’t know about homemade bean burgers.  We tried storebought meatless burgers last week.  They were yummy but too expensive, IMO.  I’m glad to know I can make a homemade recipe.  The other ideas sound like a piece of cake.  Thanks again!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Nope because my husband is not a sweets fan. Baking for the holidays and for his birthdays is hard!!!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Darling Husband and I both work in an office where people continuously bring in baking and other sweets, so we have a semi-strict no sweets in the house rule.  I really like to bake, so we only have it when it’s a special occassion, or if I’m bringing something somewhere that needs to be “quality tested” before it goes out the door.

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