What should I Eat...

United States
July 14, 2008 12:58pm CST
I don't usually do discussions like this but I'm indecisive today. What should I make for dinner today?? Anyone have an easy dinner ideas for my son and I. He isn't really a picky eater but I just feel like maybe trying something new for dinner. So any ideas or better yet, what are you making for dinner. I could use some new dinner ideas! If I don't make your idea today, I will probably hold onto it until tomorrow. :) Thanks in advance for your responses!
5 responses
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I have no clue what I am going to make for dinner tonight. All I know is that it will have something to do with chicken. I have not really given dinner tonight much thought though. I will stop back by this post later if I get an idea.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
14 Jul 08
After going through and answering a bunch of discussions in the cooking interest here at myLot I have lots of ideas for dinner running through my head. Cheeseburger soup is really sticking out in my head right now. I got the recipe from a myLotter when I had first joined. Even my picky 8 year old will eat it. Served with some buttered bread and a salad it makes a great dinner. Cheeseburger Soup Ingredients: 1/2 lb ground beef 3/4 c chopped onion 3/4 c chopped up carrot 3/4 c chopped celery 4 Tbs butter/margarine, divided 3-4 c chicken broth 4 c diced potatoes 1/4 c all purpose flour 8 oz process American cheese, cubed (2 cups) I use Velveta 1 1/2 c milk 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried parsley 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 - 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 c sour cream Optional Garnish: Cooked crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, chopped chives In a saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside. In the same saucepan, saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 Tbsp butter until vegies are tender, about 10 min. Add broth, potatoes, and beef; bring to a boil.Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-12 min or until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, in a small skillet melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir 3-5 min or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 min. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese, milk, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts. Just before serving stir in sour cream (if you are going to freeze it don't do this, do it after you reheat from freezer!) Makes 8 servings
• United States
14 Jul 08
That sounds great and I will definitely print that one out and sock it away. It's about 90 degrees here so it might be a little hot for soup. But what a nice easy dinner when it gets even a little cooler. Thanks so much for sharing.
@coffeebreak (17815)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Nothing specific but with a picky eater of my own, I pulled a good one on her - I was going to give her ham - just regular ham - Danola or whatever it was. We eat it all the time! But she said she didn't like it. She's ate it before, just not in a while, and still refeused to eat it. While back I had some Brown Sugar Ham from Hillshire Farms. I gave her that and she fell in love with it! Well, this day, she said she would only eat the brown sugar kind, the regular was no good. So, putting two and two together as we moms' (or in this case, grand moms) do...I plopped a dab of butter in a skillet and a table spoon of brown suger and warmed it up to a nice "sauce" and put the regular ham (that she hated) in and just let it simmer a minute or two, and then served it to her.... she said it was fantastic and asked for seconds and thirds!! I eanted to tell her "I got you! this is that old gross ham you hate!" but being the smart mom (or in this case grand mom) that I am, I kept my victory to myself!
• United States
14 Jul 08
Nice one and I'll have to remember that one! Thanks!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
14 Jul 08
My supper is cooking - sausage egg and beans with fried potatoes on the side. Not very healthy, but yummy! You have just had your lunch there so you've got all afternoon to decide. Chili? tacos? or how about Nova's chicken cooked in orange juice and dates. Or fry some ground beef and then wrap it with some rice in a cabbage leaf. Make several of these little parcels and place in a pot that has also been lined with cabbage leaves. Pour a couple of cans of chopped tomatoes in and place in the oven for about 90 minute at 150 degrees. Or, weather depending, a mozzarella and tomato salad wit shellfish and good bread and butter, nor spread. Good luck.
• United States
14 Jul 08
Oh so bad for you but it sounds delish!! I don't have Nova's chicken recipe but I would sure love it. :)All of your ideas sound good too. I don't know how to choose. I haven't had cabbage in awhile but it is hot outside so that salad may be a better option. Thanks my friend!!
@bbcszone (99)
• Romania
14 Jul 08
Last days I hear from somewhere If you want to get fat you must to eat about 2000-3000 calory and if you want lose some height you must to eat less than 1500 calory. For diner I recommand you to eat something light, like fruits,vegetables... and some preparated of this!Good luck!
• United States
14 Jul 08
Thanks very much!
@rampancy (67)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I am making Japanese curry. I am taking curry powder, beef, carrots, and potatoes to make a sort of stew, and I will be serving it alongside Japanese sticky rice. It's warm, delicious, and filling.
• United States
14 Jul 08
That sounds wonderful but I think my 3 year old may draw the line at curry. LoL Thanks for the response.