My Sunday Dinner.

@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
United States
August 26, 2012 1:49pm CST
I had a lean cuisine which i like alot , they are handy to fix, yada,yada. I could not think of a thing i wanted that i had. I have a freezer full of food that i have put up this summer but nothing sounded good to me.Do y'all ever get to that point where u want nothing to eat that u have?
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
27 Aug 12
I like some varieties if Lean Cuisine, too. Since I have trouble cooking because of my shaking hands, we have TV dinners every now and then. I'm sure that will become much more frequent if I'm ever left alone. Yes, I have days when nothing we have sounds good, not even the TV dinners in the freezer.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
Good morning Bellis or it is here, lol. Thanks for responding.I don't eat them alot but like them alot. They are sort of expensive but they are all u need so don't guess they are too bad.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
28 Aug 12
It appears to me that usually dinners are cheaper than buying all the ingredients and making the dinner from scratch, especially for one or two people.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Aug 12
I have been thinking that for a long time.i JUST GET HUNGRY FOR HOME COOKED FOOD SOMETIMES.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
26 Aug 12
hi dear Antiquelady a little similar over here. Husband was away when I got really hungry this afternoon. Problem is he forgot to shop for more bread so we were really short. Anything with bread was not an option. Soooo I fixed a pancake, that was a really great idea. Made it without sugar but with a few drops of vanilla essence and then put cinnamon on it when it was ready.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. Your pancake sounds good. We can always make do if we are a mind to, lol.
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Aug 12
hi Rittersport and Antique lady we used to have breakfast for dinner at times and that was kind of fun with pancakes and eggs over easy and all the rest.that was w ay back whenmy hubby was alive.
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• Lippstadt, Germany
27 Aug 12
hi my dearest two friends, shortly after I had my pancake my husband came home from self help group and said what smells so nice in here, so later I made a pancake with real sugar for him too. Over here in Germany pancakes are no breakfast food but also a nice lunch or dinner on meatless days, and the best ones are the savory ones with small pieces of bacon in them like my mother made them. Add a big serving of lettuce and you have a great meal.
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Why, yes! Even this very Sunday evening, I'm not thrilled with any of the choices that are right before me. Would that it made a difference re losing weight, but no. I could whip up any number of dishes in available in my pantry, refrigerator, freezer, but nothing is really speaking to me. This shows you that a lot of "eating and food choices" really does start and end in the mind. Right now, dinner remains an unknown quantum, unless I use a coupon for something out, due to my unwillingness to work at cooking, or something "hits" me re preparing something for myself and foregoing that treat. Really, I almost always plan meals ahead, a family tradition learned from my father, who was the first "foodie" in my life. In a sense, though, I'm glad to be uninspired just now. I guess I'll just surprise myself.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. Hey, use that coupon & go get u something u wouldn't have at home. I did consider going & getting me something but about all we have here is burger joints unless u want to get dressed & go in somewhere & i sure didnm't want to do that. Don't like to go out & eat alone.Hope u come up w/a good surprise as well as a tasty one.
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
26 Aug 12
I'm used to eating alone, in or out, but I wouldn't get "dressed up" to do that just now. So, I'll just keep myself in suspense for a bit, until actual hunger surfaces.............
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
I eat alone all the time to but just don't care for going out by myself. I eat out very seldom, too expensive & w/all i have at home seems silly.My neighbor came & spent the afternoon& didn't leave till nearly six o'clock so my supper was quick but it tasted pretty good, lol.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Aug 12
I will try this again since last time it didn't post. I do get to the point where nothing sounds good that I have on hand. So I end up going out for a hamburger or deli sandwich. I like an occasional Lean Cuisine but they have alot of sodium in them so I stay away. Hope you enjoy all the stuff you put up this Summer.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
Thanks for responding.I guess most everything u eat has something u don't need or so it seems to me.Thanks i will enjoy it i'm sure. Right now i think i have fooled w/it so much that it really doesn't appeal to me.lol
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Aug 12
I know how that is. I just like to eat out too much.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Aug 12
Nothing wrong w/that.
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• United States
26 Aug 12
Right now everything in sight looks good to me. Since I quit smoking I've gained 8 pounds and I'm angry about it. They say the nicotine curbs your appetite and raises your metabolism. Well, I'm doing the e-cigs and they have nicotine and it sure as heck NOT curbing my appetite. All my life I've been on track with my weight and now just because I don't smoke, all I'm doing is gaining and I'm not even eating anything more than I use to because I know better...I'm just always hungry. Sorry, small little rant here. So all in all, I can say that anything in my house right now looks good enough to eat. UGH!!! I think I'm losing my mind.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
I'm glad u have quit smoking. I sure need to but i sure don't need to gain any weight. I hope that your craving for food will slack off. Thanks for responding.
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• United States
27 Aug 12
HaHaHa, the funny part is, I was so happy I quit with no problems, and then I get this garbage. The craving for food is not the problem. I was eating salads and tuna and lightweight food for over a week and I STILL gained weight. Not happy.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
Bless your heart. I hope u quit gaining because i can tell it's really bothering u.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
26 Aug 12
All the time! and I have almost no frozen dinners I can eat either
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Guess we are in a rut, u think? I don't heat froxen dinners often but do keep some lean cuisine's on hand when i'm not in the mood to cook.Why can't u eat them? Thanks for responding. Hope u are feeling better.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Corn starch a/k/a food starch, modified food starch and ANY starch unless it says its some other kind of starch
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Bet that does make it hard to find something. That's too bad because they do come in handy sometimes.
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@STOUTjodee (3441)
• United States
26 Aug 12
More times than not antiquelady. I get cravings for something and look around and eat something that I think might be for what I'm craving for. After I eat it, it just doesn't seem to quench that craving. So I try something else and that doesn't curb it either.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. I may have already welcomed u to mylot but just in case i haven't welcome. I hate it when i get like that to.
• United States
27 Aug 12
Your welcome antiquelady!!! Thank-you for welcoming me to mylot!!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
Glad to do it. Hope u enjoy mylot as much as i do.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
26 Aug 12
I have that problem rather often! I try to keep things on hand that will tempt me and are old favorites. Otherwise I don't bother to eat, which isn't good for anyone. Of course I will fall back on a favorite, dark chocolate, to get the juices going and I'll find something to put down. Of course when you mention lean cuisine, there are some favorites from their line, along with Stoffer's spinach souffle. I have always loved spinach, when I was a kid Mom would always make two packages of spinach because I would eat one on my own. That was the same thing with string beans! Well to be honest, any vegetable was doubled because I would clean up the second package and what was left of the first! So it always pays for me to have veggies in the freezer because if nothing else I'll eat those.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for your response. I to like veggies but i don't like spinach.I guess that & brussels sprouts are the only two i don't like.I can make a meal off of a fresh veggie, home grown tomato & some cornbread. That shows i'm TENNESSEE HILLBILLY, LOL.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Aug 12
hi antiquelady I am a grown up farm kid when it comes to tomatoes'I used to eat them ripe from the vine all sun warmed,. here we never get raw tomatoes cooked sauces yes but just good old ripe tomatoes.I do hate parsnips but good that they do not serve t hem here nor brussel sprouts either.they do make an excellent eggplantr parmesah though and stuffed green peppers.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
I love tomatoes & eat so many when they are in season that i get tired of them finally, lol.I have been eating them since i was a kid & my grandmother had a garden to.It's a shame they don't serve them to u there.I like eggplant & stuffed peppers to.
• United States
26 Aug 12
Yes I have been so hungry all day! The freezer and the cabinets are all full of food but I don't know what I really want and I so don't feel like cooking! Or driving anywhere to get anything. I am so tired today and just want to eat something but not sure what? If I go in the kitchen then my husband will probably want me to cook but I won't be doing that today! L.O.L. I have been going in the kitchen a few times and getting some chips and dip and then had a granola bar but I am really wanting some food now not snacks he he just don't want to go in there.Lean Cusines are so goood!! Too bad I don't have any of those at this time but so many other things.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. Sounds like u are in the same boat i'm in, lol.They are good & soooooo easy to fix. I like that.
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• United States
27 Aug 12
You are welcome and I am always hungry I like to make things that are easy. l.o.l.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Aug 12
yup lots of timessssss!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Hey Joan, thanlks for your response.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Aug 12
your welcommmme!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Yes, I certainly do. I am always looking for new ideas. If you are cooking for one the Lean Cuisine is not too bad, unfortunately I have to plan for three most of the time. You probably will not get full on the frozen dinner but it is a good foundation. I have one that does not eat many veggies, one that does not eat pasta, and me, who will eat anything and eat too much. Sometimes it feels as if I am always thinking about the next meal.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding, GG.I do like lean cuisine & they are pretty filling & soooo easy to fix. Sounds like u have a problem w/your bunch. I don't have to please anyone but myself but there are down sides to that to.
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Aug 12
hi mylotter pasta thats something I am always ready for especially spaghetti and meat balls but when I made it myself it had to be Barellis spaghetti with added protein and omega 3 and 3 added as it did not shoot up my blood sugar like ordinary pasta does.Oddly my son even liked the p asta I used to cook and he was very picky.'Do either of you like pasta? lol
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
I love pasta, most any kind or anyway u fix it.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
26 Aug 12
Ya, I know right. I totally agree with your statement here. There are times where I have eaten the same foods for dinner for a while and I have gotten tired of it. Now I know why people go eat out at fancy restaurants or go have some fast foods sometimes because they would have gotten bored of their own cooking. There are times where I would completely skip the dinner altogether because I have gotten bored of eating it. I don't know how dogs or cats or other animals can stand eating the same food everyday.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. Sounds like u have the same problem i do. I to get tired of eating the same old thing for days but as expensive as food is can't throw it away.I never thought about it but guess they do get tired of the same old thing all the time just like i do.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
26 Aug 12
I never find myself not wanting to eat what I have, my issue is that I never feel like making what I'm craving at the time. I always crave meals but usually what I crave takes time and energy to prepare and sometimes I just cannot be bothered.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. I think that is my problem right now. I usually cook alot but haven't been in the mood to for days.
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@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Well today I had meatloaf, potato salad, and cabbage but I do know the feeling when there is nothing good in the fridge to eat so I just get something else or go out and get it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. Guess we all get like that sometimes.Your dinner sounds good. I like all u mentioned.
@Blondie2222 (21818)
• United States
26 Aug 12
I have that issue all the time, sometimes we have good food to eat and sometimes we don't. I haven't been grocery shopping in awhile because I haven't had the money to do so, so the things we have to eat here is nothing that I want. But I eat it anyways because it can't sit and spoil it's a waste of money if you do that. But next pay check I am definitely going shopping and getting the foods I like to eat.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. I hope u are able to get alot of 'good stuff'.
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• United States
26 Aug 12
I get like this as well I don't have anything here that i want other than fruit.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. Guess we all get in that rut.
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@echoforever (5192)
• United States
30 Aug 12
Yeah I'm at that point now cause we have almost nothing in the house. I tend to find something though because I will be hungry!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
31 Aug 12
thanks for your respose.i'm sorry u don't have alot in the house must be time to go shopping, a job i don't like.
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• United States
31 Aug 12
Yes time to go shopping. It is not a fun time for me either and especially if I'm hungry I will want to buy the whole store. I get the way you describe when we have food too though. It is an odd thing that happens, maybe our moods or tastes will just be changing.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
27 Aug 12
I think everyone gets to that point, but if you are not in a position to go out for something you really want you just have to make the best of what you have. Of course it is always good to try and keep some of your favorite foods on hand.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
tHANKS FOR RESPONDING. I try to keep a well stocked pantry.
• China
27 Aug 12
To some degree ,keepp a balanced diet is so difficult because the big pressure.so stay in your good eating habit.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
tHANKS for responding. Welcome to mylot. Hope u enjoy it as much as i do.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
27 Aug 12
Hi sweet Jo! I have a terrible time finding something to eat! I'm not much of a meat eater so it makes it all the more harder but eventually I'll find something. Most of the time I'll make something with potatos like a baked potato or potato pieces with cheese. Today is my b-day so I had some cheese enchilatas with some green sauce and cooked tomatoes. Yummy!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Aug 12
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, A DAY LATE. i LOVE ENCHILATAS but i like the meat filled ones better.Haven't had any since my birthday in dec. when the kids carried me out. Sounds good. Hope u had a good day & got some time to yourself to celebrate. Thanks for responding.