I need some good ideas for dinner

@april444 (1341)
United States
October 29, 2006 1:04pm CST
I would love to know what you like making for dinner. Thanks all so much. I have a family of 4.
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@chebel82 (417)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I love to make two different dishes, but the second is mostly for the adults. The first is real simple, and self explanitory; breaded pork chops with mashed potatoes and gravy, and canned corn on the side. The second is a lot of work, but to me is very delicious and filling, and again I don't think the kids will eat it, mine just like the juice and rice. The second dish is Chile Rellenos with caldo and spanish rice. First you deep fry, or roast poblano peppers so the skin can seperate, as soon as you get one all crispy, or fried you wrap it in a damp cloth and son and so forth. when you have all in the cloth you then peel the skin off and make a small slit and remove seeds ( rinse in water to help make it faster) when all are done you can fill them with cheese any kind will do, but I like monterey jack; or cooked ground beef, or shredded beef, or whatever you think will taste good. After you get one extra egg then chiles (4 chiles= 5 eggs) you then seperate the white and the yolks. you mix up the white till they get airy and then and the yolks and when they are nice and airy you put about 3 teaspoons of flour. You are now ready to cover the chiles with the egg mixture and make sure you have a pan with oil heated up already, you then fry the chiles as if you were frying breaded chicken. The sauce is very simple just empty a 15 oz can of tomatoe sauce with 2 more cans of water, then put 2 tablespoons of chicken boullion and let boil then simmer. The way I make the spanish rice is to first fry slices of onion with about 2 1/2 tbsp of oil, then 2 cups of rice, then (1) 15 ounce can of tomatoe sauce, with same amount of water, and 2 tsp of chicken boullion and let it simmer. For the kids I just make some pre-cooked chicken tenders, or something to go with the caldo and rice. and depending on how many chiles you put it can serve up to six maybe eight ppl. Well hope this is useful.
@april444 (1341)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Thank you so much Ihave never tried Chile Rellenos. What is caldo? You have been very helpful I never knew how to make home made spanish rice, we always buy it ready made and then heat it. Im sure homemade taste wonderful!
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
1 Nov 06
caldo is the spanish word for soup I guess I'm fortunate enough to have a mother in law with patience to teach me the dishes her son love :)
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
7 Jan 07
this is one of my favorites & it is very easy I call it frito pie some call it enchilada casserole you'll need: 1 lb ground beef (I like to use groung chuck or ground round) 1 regular sized bag of original frito's 2 cans of enchilada sauce (I like old el paso) about 3 cups of shredded cheese (I use pre shredded jack & cheddar mix) 1 can of black olives (optional) 1 diced onion (optional) 1 average sized casserole dish I just pre heat my oven to about 350 ,brown my hamburger meat,then in my casserole dish I crush fritos for the bottom layer & go chips, meat, cheese, sauce (I don't use onions or black olives) until I get to the top of the dish last top it w/ cheese & put it in the oven until the cheese melts. It's delicious-I know your family will love it :)
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@april444 (1341)
• United States
15 Jan 07
that sounds kinda what I make but its called a frito boat you put in chili,fritos,cheese ,sour cream, guacamolie and olives and mix it up . Its fast and good too lol :)
• United States
31 Oct 06
i am makeing pork chops and italiano noodles and baked patatoes:) but stuffed shells sound good tooo..
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@april444 (1341)
• United States
31 Oct 06
How do cook your pork chops?
@ppkadam (120)
• India
31 Oct 06
Hey dont you know coocking. Are you male or female. If you are female then you must know coocking well. In India we do not marry the girl who dont know coocking well. By the way now time is changing. Weasternization is now all accepted. And now even husbands are also learning coocking to help there out door working wives.
@april444 (1341)
• United States
31 Oct 06
yeah I know how to cook . I just wanted some ideas im tired of making the same meals thanks for your comment :)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Making homemade pizza is always fun! You can buy the pizza kits at the grocery store and then just add whatever else you want on it. You can let your kids be as creative as they want with their toppings that way! It could be a fun and easy meal to prepare together as a family. I always loved making pizzas with my mom when I was little :)
@april444 (1341)
• United States
31 Oct 06
wow I never thought of that thanks :)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Breakfast, Its a nice change, and the kids will love it. Mine do!
@april444 (1341)
• United States
31 Oct 06
thanks, we started doing that too ;) That is once I relearned how to make pancakes lol
@damonlady (577)
• Romania
29 Oct 06
well i can give u recepy...boil some rise.. uncle ben's it's better cut some cubes of meat... put them to fry, some cheese and condiments.. mix them all up and u got a great food:))
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@april444 (1341)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Thanks for the idea :)
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I would recommend having Baked Pineapple. I started a discussion and included the recipe for this delicious meal. It is so good and love it very much and think you may like it as well. I had it for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
1 Nov 06
If you have a crockpot you could make Chili, then buy some Jiffy cornbread mix and make that up. Have a salad to begin the meal and you should be full by the time you eat all this. Another easy meal is - buy some pre chopped stew meat, mix it with cream of mushroom soup and let it cook in the crockpot all day til the meat falls apart. Serve this over wide egg noodles -- this is a great short cut to serve Stroganoff.