(Closed) What is your most common dinner type?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 32
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We tend to be a meat, veggies, and salad kind of dinner couple.  Typically either fish, chicken, or pork tenderloin with some sort of veggie (we do a lot of squash, zucchini, and carrots) and salad.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If we have a fallback, it’s probably chicken, either baked/roasted, grilled, or purchased pre-cooked (FI likes the skin on rotisserie chickens, gross 😛 ).  We both really like mediterranean food (and bonus – it’s pretty healthy!) so we usually have hummus, pita bread, feta cheese, and veggies (baby spinach, bell peppers, cucumber, grape tomatoes, etc.) around to make pita sandwiches or salads.  I tend to be a more adventurous cook in the winter, when I have more time and don’t mind heating up the stove or leaving the crockpot on all day; in the spring/summer, I prefer to grill heaps of meat/veggies and munch over the course of a few days.

 

I used to eat a lot more pasta but realized I have no willpower when I make it, so now it’s an occasional splurge.

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I try try best to make some sort of casserole dish at least once a week. It usually lasts another night or 2 so we crook less. 

Post # 35
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We have a few standards that we make a lot. We are vegetarians.

  • Homemade buccatini (or Alma’s wheat linguini if we’re lazy) alla Puttanesca
  • Risotto–either spring green (with whatever green stuff we want) or porcini and gorgonzola
  • Black bean soup with cilantro-lime sour cream
  • Kale and white bean soup
  • Kale and potato enchiladas
  • BBQ or Asian-marinated tofu with some veggie side and some starch side
  • Sweet and sour Thai noodle bowls
  • Black beans and rice with tomato and avocado

Go to sides include lemon potatoes, cous cous, brown rice pilaf, quinoa salad, mashed potatoes, spinach, braised kale, roasted beets, fennel and cabbage slaw, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, and I’m sure tons of other things.

Post # 36
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Oh, and baked eggplant parmesan.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@lovekiss:  Please come cook for me.  Please tell me you are a STAM so I don’t need to feel too pathetic for my dinners.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

its not a meal without meat so chicken, steak or fish, and healthy veggies on the side. My Fiance will practically eat anything so all the food choices are up to me which makes it a lot easier since i am the more picky one. 

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I tend to make things that are impossible to overcook, make more servings than we eat in one meal, and either reheat well or have leftovers that can be repurposed easily.

Homemade pasta sauce.  Tacos (learn to make your own spice mix – I recommend cook’s illustrated).  Soups.  Whole chicken.

If it isn’t in the “multiple meals” category, it’s probably really cheap – like baked macaroni and cheese.  If it isn’t in either of those categories, it’s a treat.

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We usually do some sort of meat with a baked potato and a steamed veggie. We eat a lot of baked hot wings, and sometimes steak. 

We are also big on pasta. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee

meat and veg, sadly we have to limit/exclude all the delicious (and cheap!) bread, pasta and starch. damn the betes!

 

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m always making taco types of stuff.  Tacos, burritos, tostadas (which all end up being practically the same thing for me).  It’s just so easy!  

Post # 43
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

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@kay01:  LOL Please don’t feel bad. I just love to cook. It relaxes me after working all day. I have a job where I can work 5+ years on a project before seeing the final results, so I like the instant gratification that I get with cooking, gardening, cleaning, etc. I can see results after that type of work work, and that feels nice.

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@missfrillycoat:  When we first moved in together, I think it took a while for our styles to blend. My family is Southern (U.S.) and we always had a meat and 2-3 side items. His family is Midwestern, and they often just had one dish, and were very veggie focused.

Luckily we like the same things. We do a LOT of seafood (particularly salmon and shrimp), chicken & turkey. We like lean meats. 🙂

Then the veggies I generally take care of, and it ranges on how much effort I feel like putting in for the day.

Sometimes we’ll have one big dish like when I make ratatouille, chili, etc. Most of the time with pasta/pizza etc, we’ll make sure to have a veggie too.

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I would definitely gravitate to pizza/pasta also, but we try to eat healthier dinners during the week. Chicken, or some kind of meat/fish, with brown rice and some veg. The weekends we go carby.

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Chicken, rice and a veggie (broccoli, green beans or asparagus are typical), we make tacos about once a week and now that the weather is nice we’ve been grilling out a lot, but during the winter I make a lot of soups. I love to cook!

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