What's for dinner? Any ideas?

United States
August 11, 2007 11:24am CST
I love to cook, but in the summer I am all about meals that are quick and easy. I am starting to run out of ideas for dinner. Can anybody share with me their favorite quick and easy dinner? I like just about everything and I'm always looking for new ideas!
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@cipher2004 (1184)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Cheesy Chicken (no pu intended chicky) boil or microwave chicken strips Cook box of mac and cheese put mac n cheese in large casseroal dish put chicken on top melt velvetta cheese with a little milk pour over chicken put a little bread crumb on top bake on 350 just long enough for the cheese to get fully melted This is the dish my family enjoys the most.And it looks like you spent all day to make it!
• United States
11 Aug 07
That sounds good. I think even my daughter could make that, lol. :)
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
11 Aug 07
Hi,here in my house we go crazy over PANINIS.You take 1 sub bun(per person)cut in half.Sliced sandwhich meat.(chicken/ham/pastrami etc your choice which one ),Sliced mozerella(cheese slice).Put the meat on your sub bun with the cheese on top,add some canned mushrooms(if you like).Close the sub together and put in a waffle maker.The grill plates of course.Close and press firmly to make it flat and crispy.When its done,take it out and open it and spread some helmans mayo on the meat(or mustard)and its finished.Serve it with a side salad or macaroni salad.Yum,Yum.
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@paidreader (5152)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Hello and welcome to MyLot chicky401. I'm with you on the quick and easy meals. Last night was one of those nights. Hubby came home hungry and didn't want to wait an hour for a full meal, so he requested tostadas or manwich pizza. Both are cheap and easy to prepare too. We decided on the pizza as it takes only 30 minutes from start to finish. If you like manwiches (aka sloppy joes) it's pretty easy to make. I use a Betty Crocker pizza crust as it's very easy, only requires 1/2 cup of water, and tastes pretty good. Just press in onto the pizza pan while the sauce is cooking. Once that's done, just pour on the prepared manwich mixture and spread to the edges. Top with your favorite cheese and bake for about 15 minutes. Mmmmmm.
• United States
11 Aug 07
That sounds really good! I think even my fussy 5 year old will like that. She's been getting fussy, she used to eat anything. Going to have to try that tonight-Thank You!
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• United States
11 Aug 07
LOL, it's hard to find a kid that doesn't like pizza. Hope you like it. :)
@HighReed1 (1127)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Or, if you're like me and roast in the kitchen with the oven on, you can use sliced french bread, small bagels or even hamburger buns. And you're right, paidreader. Pizzas are easy to make. :)
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
13 Aug 07
Family dinners don't have to be expensive or involved to be tasty. Try this super-simple dish. You will need 6 large eggs (omit up to three yolks for low cholesterol version),1/2 cup cheese, 1/8 tsp. salt, Leftover odds and ends (veggies, ham, beans, etc.), 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning Preheat broiler. Combine eggs, cheese, and salt in a bowl. Spray 9” skillet with cooking spray, and warm over medium heat. Add leftovers and cook until heated through. Reduce to medium heat, and add egg mixture. Cook until almost set (approx. 3mins.) Sprinkle with seasoning, and place in broiler until fully set (approx. 3mins). Cut into wedges, and serve.
• United States
13 Aug 07
Everybody here has good ideas! Quick is what we need in the summer. Our apartment gets hot quick with the stove on! We run the air and the place feels good all day until I make dinner. It then gets about 20 degrees hotter!!
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
15 Aug 07
i'm going to be making Ranch Chicken Wraps and possibly some cheese Quesadillas AND Salad...I was goin to do a big dinner since its nice and cool out today but I'm oven drying my herbs that I just harvested and I've got some baking to do so wraps is just easiest I think..
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
12 Aug 07
i have a quick and easy recpe for you i think your kids will enjoy like mine.cheesy bites.you will need about 3 ounces of cream cheese softened,2 tabel spoons of fine chopped onion,1 tsp. of milk,1 can of pillbury cresent dinner rolls,about 8 pieces of cooked crumbled bacon,parmesean cheese. combine creamcheese,onion,and milk mix well.seperate dough into 4 rectangles,and press to seal perforation marks,spread 2 tabel spoons of creanm cheese on each rectangle,sprinkle bacon on each pice,roll each pieces starting at longest side and seal.cut each roll into 8 slices,place cut side down on cooking tray,sprinkle with parmesean cheese,bake at375 for about10 min or so.