(Closed) What is your most common dinner type?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We always have a meat and something on the side unless its not meant to have a side.  Here is some of my menu for the week:

Cream cheese chicken chili

Spinach and pepperjack cheese stuffed chicken breasts with wild rice and green beans

Steaks with sweet potato and bacon wrapped asparagus

Spaghetti with italian sausage

 

Post # 48
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Bee Keeper

meat + veg + sauce, over rice or couscous or quinoa. The meat + veg + sauce is made large enough to last typically 2 days (stored in a large glass bowl in the fridge), while the rice/couscous/quinoa is always made fresh.

Now that summer’s approaching, we also usually have another big glass bowl in there full of salad (chopped veggies and fruit), except the leaves for the salad, which are stored separately in a long glass container with paper towels to absorb moisture. (And we actually don’t usually “dress” salad with anything… I know, that’s apparently weird).

By The Way my Fiance eats more meat than me which means he selects more meat and I select more veg when serving out our portions of the meat + veg + sauce dish, and he only has about half as much salad as me as well.

That sounds like I’m the healthy one, but I have about twice the dessert he has too (whether that is fruit, chocolate, or pastry!)

Post # 49
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@jny1179:  +1. I rotate between chicken, beef, and pork (though I admit I do favour chicken). I vary the veggies a lot, depending what is in season and what we are in the mood for. We aren’t big on pasta, but Friday does usually end up being pizza night (or some other kind of treat, such as a BBQ). We absolutely adore the BBQ and even cook our veggies that way 🙂

Post # 50
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I make a lot of vegetarian things.  Veggie burgers, soups, beans, rice, burritos, grains, pastas, cheese.  I do make fish though so I’ll do fish or shrimp dishes.  Simple vegetables and fruit too (whatever is in season).  I also love spice so I make a lot of more ethnic types of things…curries, vindaloos, mexican, etc.  Anything that has a lot of taste.  I do a lot of hasbrowns, eggs, oatmeal, cottage cheese+fruit etc for breakfast and once and while pancakes or waffles.  I bake bread too.

If there was one thing I used more than anything else it’d probably be beans!  I put it in soups, chilis, hummus, burgers, burritos, etc.

Once and awhile I’ll cook with meat (chicken or beef) but it’s probably only a couple of times a month.  Fiance does like bacon on the weekends so sometimes I’ll make him some of that with his hashbrowns.

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We have equal portions healthy proteins (fish, chicken, etc), pizzas and pastas, and the occasional night out (mexican, burgers and beers).  We eat pretty healthy overall.

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My DH and I work full time Monday-Friday. We are lazy during the week. Usually we like to have stuff like tacos, fajitas, and quesidillas. We figure we buy the same stuff to make them…Like tomatoes, lettuce, and sour cream. SO we save money. They are always easy and quick to make.

Post # 53
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Sugar bee

I dont really have a common dinnertype, I love to experiement and try new recipes so I cook different things every day, and every week. The one day we stay consistent with is Saturdays, because we have class all day so pizza is our go-to.  We also stay pretty consistent with which protien we eat on which day. So Monday will be chicken, Tuesday is vegetarian, Wednesday:fish/shrimp, Thursday: wild card, Friday: Red meat, Saturday: homemade pizza, Sunday we usually eat out.

 

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I LOVE to cook and keep it pretty mixed up.  I cook from scratch and love trying new recipes…total foodie!  I do always have to make sure there’s always rice in the cooker for myself though. 

My 2 standards are Bulgogi (the Korean in me), and Adobo (the Filipino in me). And these happen to be Fi’s faves 🙂

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re both working and in school, so we try really hard to keep it healthy but sometimes I just go for what’s quick. We have lighter Italian, Mexican, and then a lot of Salmon and veggie type dishes. I also add in a fruit smoothie w/out added sugar 3-4 times a week. It’s a great way to get additional fruit servings and easy to down.

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I love to cook, and crave variety, so we eat a lot of different tyoes of things. There are certain types of food that I do regularly though.

I make sure that at least once a week we eat a legume based dinner. Black bean tostadas, white bean salad with dijon dressing and lots of fresh herbs, and coconut curried lentils over brown rice are some of my favorites.

At least once a week we eat fish. We have access to tons of really good fresh fish here. I usually give it to MrMojito to grill or smoke, and I make veggies to go with it.

I do an egg dinner once a week (cheap proteins FTW!), like fritatta, which is awesome because you can use any veggies that are lurking in the fridge.

And then I totally mix it up too. We eat burgers of verious kinds (I make a mean sweet potato oven fry), soups pretty often, pasta sometimes, i love mexican and asian inspired cooking. I absolutely adore gyoza and thai lettuce wraps. And those are really easy to make and freeze

Post # 57
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

we tend to eat meat meat and more meat.

i swear before moving to mexico ive never eaten this much meat before. but we’re in ranch country (just across border from texas) and DH has been brought up to think that if there isnt some kind of meat in the meal its not a real meal

we do a lot of BBQs but im trying to get more friut and veg in our diet

Post # 58
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I make at least one curry every single week.  The type of curry changes often, but normally it will be a curry of some sort (like spiced beef and peas, coconut chicken curry, sindhi curry).

 

That and homemade pizza.  I learned how to make pizza from scratch so every other Friday I make three pizzas.

Post # 59
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

We eat a lot of chicken with different spice mixes with veggies. 

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