What's for dinner?

@p1kef1sh (45696)
April 20, 2009 12:23pm CST
Please go to your fridge. open it. Can you make a two course meal using ONLY the ingredients that you have there? What are you having?
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Left over Fruit salad, eggs with cheese and fried bologna. Yum. Simple, healthy and good. Rowan would have to have something different but he would be happy with the fruit and maybe some left over green beans.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
20 Apr 09
I don't really know what Bolgna is - a kind of sausage I think? But otherwise it all sounds very good.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
20 Apr 09
hmmm... do you know what a hot dog is? Bologna is a flat hot dog. It's a lunch meat with who knows what in it. Not everyone knows how good it is heated up in a pan drizzled in maple syrup.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
20 Apr 09
LOL. I can feel it clinging to my waistline now!!!!! Thank you. I get the idea.
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
19 May 09
Tonight I'm taking the easy way out and making lasagna that is already premade. However, I can totally make a 2 course meal out of the ingredients in my fridge. I tend to buy meat in bulk and put it in the freezer, so there is almost always chicken and steak and there is almost always some veggies in there or potatoes elsewhere to pair with it. I think you have to have a certain amount of staples on hand in case you have to get something together on the fly.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
19 May 09
I love lasagna but most premade ones tend to be a bit thin I think. However, you can bulk it out. I hope that you enjoyed it. Thank you.
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@liquorice (3901)
1 Jun 09
A good way of bulking it out is by adding Branston pickle! Yum!!!
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@jakill (835)
1 Jun 09
Sorry but I'm cheating because I've just been to Waitrose. We'll have cauliflower cheese with Jersey royals.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
1 Jun 09
LOL. That is cheating. But why not?
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Apr 09
Easy A cheese onelette with salad and coleslaw! Yummy that happens to be a favourite anyway! Just trying to decide whether I will be having water, coke or apple juice! What are you having? xxxx
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Apr 09
Sounds good Mummymo. We may have a sandwich, but my BIL/SIL took us out for a full roast lunch so I am pretty stuffed.
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Apr 09
WE didn't have lunch we had French Toast for Brunch! Mind you I guess the other half has forgotten the time as he is only just making dinner now! lol Hope you had a great time when you were out for lunch! xxx
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
26 Apr 09
We did thank you. Very relaxing. I even felt like a grown up and didn't have to sit in the high chair!
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
27 Apr 09
I could make friend chicken and cabbage. I could also make hot dogs. My hubby would eat either one of those.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
27 Apr 09
Sounds yummy. I could just cope with some friend chicken now.
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
27 Apr 09
My hubby loves fried chicken, but can't eat it as much anymore, so usually I can bake it.
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• United States
27 Apr 09
I thought so too Cortney, but I take the skin off, dip it in egg and then coat it and bake it on a cookie sheet. All the flavor and you don't get all the grease from frying.
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Sure. Raw hamburger's in the fridge, ingredients for a cheese sauce, plus raw veggies. In fact, that's exactly what I'm making for dinner today. Cooked hamburger (possibly meatloaf-ish) with veggies, drenched in a (hopefully) new and improved cheese sauce. Sortof of a simple shepard's pie. Sortof.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
22 Apr 09
Sounds great. What time's supper! Not sure about the shepherd's pie though. That's made with lamb and mashed potato plus veggies. Darn it's 8.30 am and I'm thinking about supper already! LOL.
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• United States
22 Apr 09
Traditional recipes, yeah, but I make my shepard's pie on the original principle the recipe was inspired by; whatever ingredients you have on hand after your hard livin's done for the day, whatever you have left over. xD ^_^
@p1kef1sh (45696)
22 Apr 09
Well you can't get the shepherds these days! LOL. How's the farm going? You must be sowing by now.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
8 May 09
I don't consume my meal in separate courses unless I am having soup and or salad with a meal. I prefer to have an amount of vegetables and grains and protein such as fish all at once.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
8 May 09
I see. Well it doesn't matter, it still sounds good.
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@kprofgames (3098)
• United States
27 Apr 09
That would be pretty simple - I have some baked patoates, turkey meat, cheddar cheese, eggs, onion and garlic. It would be omelette night, with the salsa on the door!
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
8 May 09
Sounds yum. I love omelettes.
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@deebomb (15314)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I have some cut up boiled potatoes and some bell peppers, zucchini and summer squash along with some eggs and tortillas. For condiments I have some salsa, olives and sour cream.There's also some left over pasta salad from last night. I will fry up the potatoes and bell peppers together for one dish. and for a second dish I will cook the squash and add some scrambled eggs with some some sour cream, salsa and olives and put that in the tortillas and with the pasta salad full of vegetables no one will go hungry.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
21 Apr 09
Yum yum. I love all of that. Fantastic.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
I can, I can! I have fresh eggs, smoked trout, several different cheese varieties including cream cheese, salad ingredients, onions, mushrooms, carrots, cabanossi (erk - that belongs to the lads), yoghurt, fruche, grapes, iced coffee, a bag of Maltesers which has been there for two months and which I haven't succumbed to ... milk, orange juice, portello ... I could probably whip up quite a few different things, if pushed. Am I allowed to add bread, or is that cheating? (Omelettes are good!)
@p1kef1sh (45696)
22 Apr 09
That all sounds delish Guy. What's a cabanossi and why is it lad food please? You can add bread. I love omelettes too. In fact.........
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
Cabanossi is a thin salami sausage thingie ... tough and garlicky. I'm not a fan, but my husband and son like it. They also like Vegemite (an Aussie black axle-grease spread which bears no resemblance to my beloved Marmite). I buy Marmite for me, Vegemite for them - and my son is NOT allowed near the Marmite with his buttery knife! (Doncha just HATE that?)
@p1kef1sh (45696)
22 Apr 09
Thank you for the description. I know vegemite - we can get it here sometimes. I'm OK with marmite but it's not my favourite. But spread on buttered bread it's somehow better. www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaJ154r77EU
• Netherlands
21 Apr 09
Easily P1key!! I always keep a very full fridge that contains a lot of things so I can always prepare a wide variety of meals. I made a lasagna today using the ingredients that were there, I could easily make a mixed green salad, garlic bread and more. I also made a fruit salad for dessert which I doubt will be eaten tonight but I do have the makings for a tiramisu, one of my favorites, but I'm not the biggest sweets eater so I will let that slide for now!!
@p1kef1sh (45696)
21 Apr 09
I KNOW how you like to keep your fridge full. I'd have thought that you'd be more of a poached salmon person tonight. But Lasagne is good and tiramisu is heavenly.
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• Netherlands
21 Apr 09
Oh P1key I truly do love poached salmon also...in fact there isn't much that I don't like when it comes to eating!! I'll bet you run around to all of the stores all of the time also just trying to keep YOUR refrigerator stocked well too, don't you? I can somehow just seeing you run into the butcher shop, vegetable market and probably the fresh dairy store just to keep everything perfect for the kitchen and I'll bet you know all of the store owners so you just stop and have a gay old time while your shopping too!
@p1kef1sh (45696)
21 Apr 09
It's uncanny. That's exactly what it's like. I was in those places just this morning.
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@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
21 Apr 09
There's a lot I could make from my fridge if I really wanted to but I think I will just stop by Subway and get a sandwich..
@p1kef1sh (45696)
21 Apr 09
That's cheating! LOL. Subway subs will kill you anyway. All that salt............
@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Hey now..Subway is HEALTHY! Just look at Jared...my goodness... He is the poster boy for losing weight. I love those sandwiches............
@p1kef1sh (45696)
21 Apr 09
LOL. Not over here: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1038752/Sandwiches-serve-salt-18-packets-crisps.html But a little of what you fancy etc etc.
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
21 Apr 09
Okay, that is pretty easy because I just went weekly grocery shopping this afternoon. For the main we would be having oriental roast chicken stuffed with shallots and ginger, marinated in five spice and soy sauce, served with wild rice and green beans. For dessert, home made mango yogurt mousse and vanilla ice cream. I've just had something else for dinner - all this talk of food is making me feel very full indeed!
@p1kef1sh (45696)
21 Apr 09
OK. Now slowly and carefully give me directions to your house please!! LOL. That all sounds scrumptious.
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@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
21 Apr 09
Lucky I've just been shopping. If you'd asked me this morning, my answer would have been much the same as the one James gave above!
@thezone (9447)
• Ireland
21 Apr 09
Love that avatar Pennny
@nannacroc (4049)
20 Apr 09
Cheese and beetroot sandwich and a yoghurt. There's not much in the fridge I need to go shopping. I could normally make a small salad from what's in there but not much else.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
20 Apr 09
YOU need to go shopping Nanna? Are you unwell? Surely that's Mr Croc's department! You'd better get some chocolate in quick!!!
@nannacroc (4049)
20 Apr 09
Got chocolate thanks. I didn't mean I'd DO the shopping, just give Mr Croc a list and the money and point him at the bus stop.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
20 Apr 09
Phew. I thought that you were slipping!
• United States
20 Apr 09
Tonight we will be having a salad made from Romaine lettuce and baby spinach, with yellow peppers, cucumber, and tomatoes. Then for the main course we will be having Chicken cordon bleu. And if you like you can have peaches and cottage cheese or chocolate pudding for dessert. :P It helps I just went grocery shopping yesterday.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
20 Apr 09
Soundsd very good to me. Chocolate pudding for me please. I read something that I thought would amuse you that is related to your avatar today. I shall work out a way to get it to you. Maybe scan it. Anyway it's on it's way in the next 24 hours!
• United States
20 Apr 09
The words amusing and alyssa have gone hand in hand for the past 2 weeks. I think she is working towards a career as a court jester. *sigh* I look forward to seeing it.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
20 Apr 09
She fancies a career in the law then? LOL. Sorry, I couldn't help it!
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Absolutely! One course is already done. I made a huge pot of stuffed pepper soup yesterday, and more than half of it is left. (I left it on for a long time, but you never showed up) There's also salad items, fruit and some of those refrigerator cinnamon rolls that I can make into some kind of dessert. What's for supper at your house, maybe I'll go there instead...?
@p1kef1sh (45696)
20 Apr 09
I'm sorry. I went left instead of right at the traffic lights. Big state Texas isn't it? LOL. We're having meatballs in tomato sauce with spaghetti. Clean shirts needed afterwards! LOL.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Better make a u-turn...lmao. Texas is a big state but we're better cooks here in Oklahoma! (Just kidding to anyone in Texas) Spaghetti and meatballs sounds great! I'll be right over.
• United States
20 Apr 09
Can I have your stuffed pepper soup recipe, please :) Since my stuffed peppers NEVER come out tasting the way my great grandmothers did I have given up on making them all together. But maybe a stuffed pepper soup or a nice casserole will make my husband happy.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
21 Apr 09
I most certainly CAN achieve this task! For the first course, we'll be having an eggplant with a spring onion inserted into it; and for the second course, we'll be having a tub of yoghurt! Any suggestions for an aperitif?
@p1kef1sh (45696)
21 Apr 09
Ahhh. The smell of eggplant on the breeze in the early morning chased down with yoghurt and spring onion. Aperitif? No thank you. I've brought my own! (Get it?)
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
21 Apr 09
The sad thing here Mr Pike is that I DO get it, yes! (Three times a week and twice on Saturday's) And good day to you Fjaril! Emerged from the boudoir have we?
@p1kef1sh (45696)
21 Apr 09
So your poor wife believes that ancient Aboriginal story about men having three birthdays a week and every saturday being Christmas Day? A master of your craft. This reminds me of a discussion that I haven't posted yet. Thanks for the reminder.
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@liquorice (3901)
20 Apr 09
Hmm, do ready meals count? If they do then it's easy. I'm having prawn curry followed by fromage frias! I've got a feeling that might be cheating. Otherwise, I've got some vegetable stock I could make soup out of and some fruit for a fruit salad. If you asked this question in a few days time it would be a lot more difficult, as we only went shopping a few days ago, and the fridge tends to clear out quite quickly!
@liquorice (3901)
20 Apr 09
Oops, I meant fromage frais..
@p1kef1sh (45696)
21 Apr 09
I think that we can allow ready meals so long as they are in the fridge. LOL. I'm not sure that I could eat a pot of raw fromage frais though. That's an acquired taste!
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@liquorice (3901)
21 Apr 09
Cool! I ate the curry in the end, it was nice. The fromage frais are the small children's pots. They come in different flavours like peach, strawberry and raspberry, and are quite nice. They're a bit like yoghurt but sweeter. My daughter likes them (especially Thomas the Tank Engine ones :o) and so do I!
@camomom (7535)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Hot dogs and salad. Hey, you didn't say it had to be a good meal.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
24 Apr 09
I've had a lot worse! LOL.
@camomom (7535)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Me too.
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
23 Apr 09
guess i'm having apple and banana soup in am alfreado sauce over eggs, lol
@p1kef1sh (45696)
23 Apr 09
Now I've thought about it that's not quite as appetising as I thought at first glance. Let's go down the diner! LOL.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
23 Apr 09
LOL are you buying?! SWEET!! i looooooooooove cheeseburgers