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OT - What's for dinner?

I am in a dinner time rut. What are you all having for dinner tonight?

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Something with turkey sausage. Probably red beans and rice.

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Homemade pizza. I just finished making dough and it's rising. I'm a bit lacking on toppings though. I think I will make this a chicken pizza with ricotta and spinach.

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I just got back from the store so I have fresh chicken breasts, but I am trying to decide how to do it up.

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WTH? I posted and then it disappeared. Anyway, take 1/2 c. mayo (not Miracle Whip) and mix with a couple tablespoons of parmesan (dry parm works if you don't have fresh grated). Put chicken on baking sheet or in shallow casserole and smear with mayo mixture. Sprinkle bread crumbs and some parsley on top with a small shake of parm and bake at 375 for 40 min. Super juicy. if you have dijon mustard add a tsp of that to the mayo as well. Gives zing.

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I entertained friends for dinner the past two nights so I'm worn out. Probably a quick frittata before we head to kid1's bball practice.

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I have a date with my hubby! He picks me up in 25 mins and we are headed out for italian Smile

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We are having chicken breasts with broccoli and red potatoes. I put them all in one pan in 3 lines (does that make sense?) and then sprinkle with Italian salad dressing powder, and pour a little melted butter on it (recipe calls for half a cup of butter I use about 1/4 a cup and it is still really good) My kids love the broccoli, I love how easy it is.

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Ooo, a date night sounds fun.

I ended up with baked chicken in a honey sauce with baked potato wedges.

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"mom3girls" wrote:

We are having chicken breasts with broccoli and red potatoes. I put them all in one pan in 3 lines (does that make sense?) and then sprinkle with Italian salad dressing powder, and pour a little melted butter on it (recipe calls for half a cup of butter I use about 1/4 a cup and it is still really good) My kids love the broccoli, I love how easy it is.

I have a similar recipe that uses green beans instead of the broccoli, but we have way over used it. It is very good though.

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Tonight will be leftovers from last night as hubby didn't eat his tea so we will eat it tonight. It's very thin steak with a Caribbean rub and salad

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We're going to a birthday party for T's best friend tonight (kind of weird to have a kid's birthday party on a Wednesday night, no? But oh well.) They said that dinner is provided, but didn't say what. I'm guessing pizza.

Tomorrow night we're having Peasant Bean Stew. Turkey sausage, onion, carrots, potato, kale, and white beans in a light broth.

I've sworn off chicken breasts lately. I feel like for years, that's all I cooked was boneless skinless chicken breasts. I'm branching out now, using thighs, drumsticks, other parts of the chicken. Turns out, I think the breast is like the *least* tasty part of the chicken, or at least the part I have the hardest time keeping moist. I'm taking a break from them.

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We're having leftovers and the girls are having grilled cheese sandwiches.

Alissa~try split chicken breasts with the bone in. They are so simple. Little salt and pepper and in the oven. I do leave the skin on but I don't eat the skin. Very tasty and still get the white meat of the breast.

ETA~my leftovers were fried chicken I made last night in a quest to have a KFC-like fried chicken. Did not come out that way. Veggies and egg noodles. I'll make a fresh salad though.

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Thanks for the tip, I will give them a try!

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No idea! I am sick with a nasty head cold so I don't care about food at the moment. The kids will be served something quick and easy. Maybe sandwhiches or pancakes or something like that.

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I"m having dinner out with clients. Work. Ugh. Gonna be a late one.

My family is having cheese quesadillas, sliced avocados, lime brown rice and cilantro black beans.

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KFC! Gross I know, but DH is away so we always order in one night that he is gone, and I have been craving fries and gravy. Plus, I figure if I am going to be bad, might as well be really bad once, instead of getting something else, and then continuing to crave, eventually give in to craving, and then being bad twice Smile We will get small meals and eat them at home with some fruit and milk.

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"Jessica80" wrote:

We're having leftovers and the girls are having grilled cheese sandwiches.

Alissa~try split chicken breasts with the bone in. They are so simple. Little salt and pepper and in the oven. I do leave the skin on but I don't eat the skin. Very tasty and still get the white meat of the breast.

ETA~my leftovers were fried chicken I made last night in a quest to have a KFC-like fried chicken. Did not come out that way. Veggies and egg noodles. I'll make a fresh salad though.

I like this baked chicken recipe for a KFC substitute. I love the stuff, but recognize how disgusting it really is Smile The recipe calls for butter, but I like to make it with a healthy oil, like safflower oil.

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Do you have it to post or PM it to me. I might just be really bad and get 1 piece over the weekend. (no, I'm not pregnant! lol). I thought this would be an okay choice because I fried it but didn't deep fry it. It didn't even taste like the coating at KFC. Must be someone's way of telling me not to eat bad food Wink

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"fuchsiasky" wrote:

No idea! I am sick with a nasty head cold so I don't care about food at the moment. The kids will be served something quick and easy. Maybe sandwhiches or pancakes or something like that.

Oh dude, I hear ya. My doctor wrote me off work for the whole week because I have a nasty inner ear infection with brutal dizziness. I haven't had one of these in about 7 years. Blah. It's like being really wasted...bed spins and staggering, but without the euphoria (but no puking, thank goodness!)

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

Oh dude, I hear ya. My doctor wrote me off work for the whole week because I have a nasty inner ear infection with brutal dizziness. I haven't had one of these in about 7 years. Blah. It's like being really wasted...bed spins and staggering, but without the euphoria (but no puking, thank goodness!)

Those are terrible! I hate the dizziness. This cold is just giving me tired and woozy at least.

DD decided that she needed to have blue pancakes with strawberry jam for dinner. That sounded good to me! She has pretty much lived off breakfast foods today as she has been able to set her on menu due to my not having enough of a brain to do it. Usually she eats really well so a day of just eating cereal and pancakes won't do any harm.

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Dave made spaghetti with turkey meatballs tonight. He makes a great sauce.

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Great ideas.

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I was going to make these Golden Gate Grilled Cheese Recipe - Food.com - 442352 from Sunset Magazine Cookbook, using Tofurkey instead of sliced turkey breast. But then it got late & I was busy with work & now I'm lazy so I have DH chopping some garlic & tomatoes & basil that I'll toss with capellini.

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We had Pork Tenderloin, Broccoli and Mashed Potatoes for dinner. Seamus does 99% of the dinner cooking in the house, so i couldn't tell you until after I found out what he was planning on making! Smile

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Pizza for us. Mine has jalapenos on it. Yum!

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I took the kids into the grocery store to get some stuff for our pizza. I let them put all the toppings on and they had great fun with that. It was super yummy. We just did the basic pepperoni, mushrooms, green pepper, tomato, olives thing.

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"Jessica80" wrote:

Do you have it to post or PM it to me. I might just be really bad and get 1 piece over the weekend. (no, I'm not pregnant! lol). I thought this would be an okay choice because I fried it but didn't deep fry it. It didn't even taste like the coating at KFC. Must be someone's way of telling me not to eat bad food Wink

Sorry, I thought I had. Our Life Uncommon: MONDAY'S MENU {Baked Fried Chicken}

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Thanks!!