(Closed) NWR- We’re bored of our dinners!!!

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I just made Ropa Vieja in the crockpot

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Ropa-Vieja-in-a-Slow-Cooker/Detail.aspx

it makes a lot and would also be good in a burrito.

Paula deens mac and cheese is yummy we just eat it an a salad sometimes 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/creamy-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe/index.html

Someone suggested kabobs – these sound yummy but I havent made them yet

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Hawaiian-Chicken-Kabobs/Detail.aspx

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Be warned, this website WILL make you hungry!

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/4TO0A4/foodgawker.com/popular/favorites/page/2/

I found it on StumbleUpon.

I love that there are pictures of everything listed, so if you have to cook for a picky eater, they could pick something like it’s a picture menu. I’m kind of excited to try a bunch of these recipes. I also get super bored of the foods we have.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My favorite easy recipe and FI’s favorite dinner ever is Catalina Chicken. So easy.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, lightly salted and peppered, cover with full bottle of Kraft Catalina dressing in a 13×9 baking pan so they’re basically marinating and baking in the dressing. Bake at 350* for about 25-30 minutes – the dressing makes a glaze when baked -scrumptious!

I used the Fat Free Catalina… for some reason, it makes a better glaze!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For a really quick easy dinner we make Stouffer’s Stuffed green peppers (they are low cal and microwavable), and instant mashed potatoes and a veggie.  Sometimes we do a skillet meal (TGIFriday’s fajitas or a pasta dish). I usually make chicken, fish or a pork roast once a week with a starch and a veggie.  Oh and sometimes we’ll make a box of Zatarain’s Jambalaya with turkey kielbasa. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Another good food blog that’ll give you some good ideas is Dinner A Love Story:

http://www.dinneralovestory.com/

Turkey meatballs in the crockpot are really good!  There’s a good recipe on the Better Homes and Gardens website.  I get lots of ideas by reading through cookbooks or browsing recipe websites or magazine websites with recipes. 

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

-lentil soup: saute carrot, onion, garlic and celery. Add a splash of wine and cook a minute. Then add a can of diced tomatoes, some chicken broth, water, pasta sauce and lentils. Simmer until lentils are almost cooked (~30 min). Add some chopped greens (baby spinach, kale, collard greens or swiss chard). Season to taste

-spaghetti and turkey meatballs (the meatballs freeze really well)  http://tartreform.blogspot.com/2010/05/pioneer-womans-spaghetti-and-turkey.html

-cashew chicken tastes different than the usual stir fry: http://tartreform.blogspot.com/2010/03/cashew-chicken.html

-pesto chicken packets: http://tartreform.blogspot.com/2009/09/pesto-chicken-packets.html

-and to really give your chicken a twist, pineapple kiwi chicken: http://tartreform.blogspot.com/2008/09/pineapple-kiwi-chicken.html

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some of our favorites are:

enchiladas w/ beans and Spanish rice

Manicotti

Chicken Parmisan (soooo good and really easy to make!)

breakfast burritos

roast w/ mashed potatos and asparagas

Steak

barbeque chicken

crock pot pork chops

fajitas (an easy homemade marinade for it is 3-4 tablespoos soy sauce, juice from 1-2 limes, and as much chili powder/pepper/salt as you prefer!)

lasagna

beef stroganoff

 

Mixing up sides can also make it seem less monotonous- for veggies, we alternate between salad, mashed potatoes, broccoli, green beans, asparagus, and corn. Aside from that, we’ll sometimes add rolls or garlic bread as we choose (garlic bread is a great way to utilize extra hamburger buns 🙂 )

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Goodie: oh my gosh!!! i’m starving and this website isn’t helping! but it is giving me some good ideas! 🙂

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

  • French onion soup
  • Buffalo chicken wraps
  • Turkey melts
  • Mac n cheese
  • London broil
  • Quesadillas
  • BBQ chicken
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Roasted carrots
  • Chicken francaise
  • Steak or chicken Fajitas
  • Chicken parm

For the chicken parm – take a dish and put olive oil on the bottom.  Chop up garlic and use some red pepper flakes.  Then place your chicken on the bottom.  Pour tomato sauce on chicken.  Spread mozz cheese.  Cover dish with croutons. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25- 30minutes or until croutons are golden brown. It’s a great alternative that has way less calories than regular chicken parm.
I’m sure I have more ideas that I’ll add later in the night.

Post # 28
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Honey bee

The best thing you could do is spend a bit of time on Sunday making a new dish or two to be reheated during the wee. After work when you are short on time and tired is not the time to be thinking of new dishes. 

Subscribing to a magazine like cooking light or clean eating may be a great thing because each month you can dog ear the recipes you want to try and make a list of the ingredients you need.

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