What's for dinner?

United States
May 8, 2008 3:08pm CST
I'm getting ready to make up my grocery list and need some ideas for dinners for next week. I'm a bit tired of the same old things. I need some good dinner ideas. Help me out please.
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@kykidd (6824)
• United States
8 May 08
I'll give you the recipe for some of my favorites. The first is simple and we call it taco mess. Just mix up taco seasoning like you normally would. Take a bunch of nachos and crush them in a bowl. Top with nacho seasoning hamburger mix, add favorite toppings. Delcious. Next is my Italian salad, which we eat as a meal. Cut up lettuce, tomatoe, salamie and provolone or mozerrella cheese. Top with Wishbone Italian dressing. Tastes great! My version of Cioppino (Italian Fish Stew) which requires a package of Italian Seasoning Mix by the Crokery Gourmet. Combine mix with 2 cans diced tomatoes, 1 lb tilapia, and 1 lb of precooked shrimp. I also add 1/2 small jar of capers. You could use black olives, onions, whatever your taste may be. Cook this for about an hour. In a separate pot cook 1/2 package of angel hair pasta. Once the pasta is done, mix it with the other pot. This is my favorite stew. A real easy dinner that only takes about 20 minutes. Place fillets of tilapia, about 2 per guest in baking pan. Top with Tony Chachere's Butter Creole Sauce. Bake approximately 8 minutes on 350 degrees. Flip the fillets and cover again in the creole sauce and capers. Bake about 10 minutes or until your preference. Those are my favorite recipes. I hope you enjoy!
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• United States
8 May 08
Those all sound really good. I might use the taco mess idea, but not this week as we do tacos quite often. Thanks for sharing.
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@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
8 May 08
oohhh. I'm in the mood for some kind of STEAK today. How about you cook a nice crockpot steak and potatoes dinner and invite me over. :) Or Lasagna. Yeah that sounds good too as long as you put lots of hamburg and keibasa in it. :)
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• United States
8 May 08
My husband makes the world's best lasagna, but we don't use keilbasa in it. We usually only do that on special occasions though so we don't get tired of it too quickly.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
8 May 08
Last night was easy night. I made chicken tenders, corn on the cob, and mandarin oranges. Tonight we are having taco salads. I bought some of those shells that you bake in the oven. They will be with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, lettuce, cheese, onions, sour cream, black olives, taco sauce, and Western dressing. Tomorrow night we are having Reuben sandwiches. The next night we are having BBQ Country style ribs, but I am not sure what I will be serving with it. I don't know if any of those sound good to you or not.
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• United States
8 May 08
Mashed taters and corn would go well with bbq ribs. Thanks for your post and ideas.
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@paidreader (5152)
• United States
9 May 08
I get tired of the usual fare occasionally and have to try new things just to change things up a bit. Last night I did a layered taco dish. It looks a bit like a lasagna because of the layers, but it's made using the same ingredients as you would for soft tacos. Instead of making individual tacos, you layer your meat mixture and shredded cheese between about 5 flour tortillas in a 9 inch pie pan. Start with the tortilla and end with the meat mixture. I topped it with shredded cheese and a little cueso before baking it at 325 for about 15 minutes. Just top with anything else you'd like on it. We added a little lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream. Yummmmm If you like sloppy joes, try turning it into a pizza instead. Just spread the prepared mixture onto a pizza crust, top with cheese and bake until the crust is done and the cheese is melted.
• United States
9 May 08
That sounds yummy. Unfortunatly tacos and pizza are 2 of our main dishes. Hubby is so picky so it's hard to really try new things because a lot of times he won't eat it. How annoying!
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• United States
9 May 08
It's the same way with my hubby. As long as I stick to ingredients he likes, he'll usually eat it. I was quite surprised at how well he liked the sloppy joe pizza. Now it's become a regular favorite even though when we order pizza, it's usually pepperoni. LOL :)
@GreenMoo (11842)
9 May 08
I hate making lists for grocery, so I just end up buying the same things week after week and combining them in different combinations. Left to my own devices I'd happily eat pasta every night, so I get overruled! Tuna pasta is my favourite, with whatever combination of veggies we have at the time. How about planning to make some meals where you can double the quantity and then freeze the extra. Then you could have an easy week next week :-)
• United States
9 May 08
Thanks for responding Green. See thing is, I feed an army of 7 already, lol. Buying enough foods to make double meals would put me too far over budget. But I do try to do that occasionally, we just end up eating it for lunch instead of as another dinner, which still helps.
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
9 May 08
We like: beef stroganoff ( I don't actually know how to make this, my mom makes it out of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook) tuna casserole chicken wraps (it's really chicken stirfry wrapped up in a tortilla) waffles (we're very fond of breakfast) nacho chicken (take tortilla chips, crumble them up, dip a piece of chicken into an egg wash and then into the tortilla crumbs, and bake the chicken. Serve with salsa) chili macaroni and cheese
• United States
9 May 08
I make a good beef stroganoff. I could give you the recipe if I ever find it, LOL. It's a bit different, uses some cream of mushroom soup and a few other things, but it is good.