Simple Question: What is for Dinner today?

Philippines
April 16, 2008 8:35am CST
Hi there guys!Good Mawning! How is your day?Well, I am just starting my day tonite, I work nightshift. I didn't get much sleep but that is okay since my mom cooked my favorite DISH which is "kare-kare". It is one of the best meal we have here in the Philippines. It is made of peanut sauce with variety of veggies, stewed oxtail, beef etc.., it has meat as well. This food goes with bagoong (shrimp paste), sometimes spiced with chili! What a nice meal to start the day. By the way, I think dinner is the most important meal in our family since it is the time when all of us are present or at home. What's your dinner tonite? Cheers!
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18 responses
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
16 Apr 08
It is only 8:30 in the morning here, so I do not have any idea what I am going to be making for dinner tonight yet. It will probably have chicken in it somewhere. That is about all I know so far.
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• Philippines
17 Apr 08
Cool! Chicken meal is the best hehe
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
since i'm alone in our house right now, my dinner would be tuna and some boiled eggs
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Tortang Talong (Eggplan Omelet) - This was my dinner last night. I love it!
I love boiled eggs, I usually mix it with rice with margarine then a spanish sardines will do! hehehe Well, last night, I ate "tortang talong" (eggplant omelet), yummmy!
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
lol that was one of my faves do you still have any tortang talong left?
• Philippines
23 Apr 08
Sure, we have lots of it! hehehe
• South Africa
16 Apr 08
I've already eaten dinner tonight. I ate it when I got home by which time everyone else had already finished. Also I wasn't even eating the same thing that everyone else did because we seem to have a different taste in food. Anyway, back to your question. I had some steak and a plate of oven bake chips and some fruit on the side.
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
Oh I understand that. My brother doesn't like fish that much so whenever my mom will cook fish, we need to add some veggies so he can eat it! He love eating vegetables lolz. Cheers!
• South Africa
17 Apr 08
Wow, what a coincidence, it is fish that I don't like too.
@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I ate lunch with one of my friends and have not felt the need to have dinner. I may snack a bit before going to bed.,, maybe I will make a mini cheese pizza out of tomato sause, mazzarella cheese, on half of an English muffin. Yum. Yesterday night, I had something that I made... I had no clue what it would be like... I had a can of garbonzo beans, some rice and some tomato sause and put it all together, with a bit of water and a tiny bit of olive oil, added curry powder, tummeric, garlic powder, black pepper, and a little salt. I was pleasently surprised as it was tasty and filling. I was happy for the successful experiment in the kitchen. Now, I am getting hungry. Thanks for making me think of dinner.grins.
• Philippines
23 Apr 08
Hmmm... I think that experiment in the kitchen is yummy! hehehe! Mee tooo am getting hungry hehehe.
@djd832001 (124)
• United States
16 Apr 08
i've been sick with strep throat for almost three weeks now, and i feel a whole lot better today, so i'm going to celebrate my cooking a big dinner for my family. i'm going to bake some tilapia fish, potatoes with herbs and butter, and some corn. looking forward to cooking and eating. that dish you are having sounds so good. can you give me the recipe
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
NIce to hear that you are feeling better now! I love Tilapia fish as well! Yummy!
@crackhead (1826)
• India
16 Apr 08
Before saying what i had for dinner, i took an important decision today in order to keep my body healthy and fit. I started dieting and I had very little wuantity of rice with brinjal. Then i ate one cucumber. No Yogurt which i regulary eat in my dinner. Yeah as u said dinner is the place we have all the family members at one place.
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
That is a good thing! I got fat too so as much as possible no lunch lolz and eat dinner but have lil quantity of rice as well. :)
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Hold on, let me check... OK, there is some leeftover spaghetti sauce, but no spaghetti, so I will cook some noodles, reheat the spaghetti sauce and mix it together. so I will have that tonight.
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
I love spaghetti with french or toasted bread! Yum!
• Pakistan
16 Apr 08
Dinner is important for us too since thats the only time we all are together.we usually have two dished menu with some sweet at the end.
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
Yes, you are right, dinner is the only time we all get in front of the dinner table. *winkz*
@gemini_rose (16194)
16 Apr 08
Your dinner sounded very nice, we just had chicken steaks with chips and beans, nothing fancy tonight as I did not have time to do much.
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
Yes, thank you. Wow chicken steaks! That is something. Love chicken recipes! Sometimes when we are not in the mood for cooking, we eat "ITLOG NA MAALAT" (SALTED EGGS) with tomatoes! And green mangoes as well!
@Marg12 (329)
• United States
16 Apr 08
That sounds like quite a meal. Never heard of all those foods, but sounds interesting. My favorite thing to do in cooking dinner is to stir fry a whole bunch of vegetables together with olive oil. I love to cut up some cabbage,onions, brocolli, squash, zucinni, and then add some ground beef (organic) at the end with a little plain tomato sauce. I do cook if for about 30 minutes and it is delicious and I can eat leftovers for a couple of days.
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
Wow! I think I will love that veggie food that you cook especially my brother and sister. They love vegetables than fish. lolz.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Apr 08
it is early night already here! you discussion was post yesterday but i find time to reply today. LOL. anyway, i don't have cook at home so all of my meals from food chain. my dinner could not be determined until dinner time depending on the availability of foods.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
17 Apr 08
Well, I was going to cook but it didn't end up that way. My husband coerced me into going to the gym with him. Then we were supposed to go shopping for bunk beds and a new washing machine but didn't make it that far because he was tired. He had to get up 2 hours early for work today. So we will probably go sometime this weekend. We ended up at McDonald's for dinner where we had Asian Salads.
@athinapie (1151)
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
i totally agree with you! i'm from the Philippines too and i really love "kare-kare" espcially when I eat it with shrimp paste. it's absolutely scrumptuous...
@jenni7202 (1598)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I actually just finished dinner, and boy, I think I ate too much! My stomach is hurting me now, ahhh, I hate this. I hate it when mom makes something so good, you can't stop yourself. It makes it even worse that it was my first meal of the day, I hadn't eaten anything all day because well, I was being a bit lazy! Tonight mom made homemade mashed potatoes, corn, and popcorn chicken (regular and buffalo style), with gravy. It was very yummy. The only problem was, we were low on ranch dressing for the buffalo chicken, so I ended up having to share a little squirt of it with my mother. Luckily, I had to share with her though, because had I been sharing with anyone else, I probably wouldn't have gotten any.
@jmr201 (183)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Hey their,My fam and I already had dinner i made rice and beans with some portchopes fried and some corn on the side it was delish mmmmmm i love to cook dinner but most important eat it lol
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
16 Apr 08
Hi there I am having ham,mixed vegtables and mashed potatos myself for dinner. Dinner is normally my main meal of the day. Your dinner sounds really good.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
16 Apr 08
My husband and I had breakfast for dinner today. We both work nights so we had already decided the day before that we were just going to have some breakfast. He fixed us some sausage gravy and biscuits and fried us up a couple of over easy eggs.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Oh, your dinner sounds very good. I wish I had someone making diner for me - "kare-kare" would be great tonight too. We are having baked salmon and sweet potatoes. Simple, but good. I am going to make a salad soon or I won't feel like it later.