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DLers: What are you having for Dinner?

anything good?

by Anonymousreply 86March 22, 2023 5:50 AM

Tonight I had: Lamb Vindaloo with rice, Chana Masala(both Trader Joe's™ frozen entrees), steamed broccoli, sliced tomatoes, baby carrots and red pepper strips. Iced tea and a zeppoli(I love these things, and they'll be unavailable after Sunday 😢) for dessert.

by Anonymousreply 1March 17, 2023 2:01 AM

roast chicken with potatoes

by Anonymousreply 2March 17, 2023 2:02 AM

Pork strips marinated in lime and orange juice, garlic, and cumin sautéed with onions, eaten on a soft tortilla with salsa of Serrano, cilantro, onion, and lime juice, and a pinch of sugar. Cucumber thin sliced strips dressed lightly with lime juice and a pinch of salt. Sliced avocado. Lemon curd squares for dessert..

by Anonymousreply 3March 17, 2023 2:19 AM

A packaged Caesar salad from a grocery store. It was a B-minus.

by Anonymousreply 4March 17, 2023 2:20 AM

Beef and bean enchiladas with homemade guajillo/ancho chile sauce. And a margarita (ok, two of them).

by Anonymousreply 5March 17, 2023 2:21 AM

r1 Buona festa, Bronzie.

by Anonymousreply 6March 17, 2023 2:22 AM

I had a (2nd) soup I made from beef bones, Uzbek lagman style. The 1st soup I used them for was was phô. Had it with purple cabbage coleslaw.

by Anonymousreply 7March 17, 2023 2:30 AM

Double Whopper with cheese.

by Anonymousreply 8March 17, 2023 2:34 AM

🍀 I wanted to beat the St. Patricks Day rush, so I had a Rueben and fries from my Irish Pub.

by Anonymousreply 9March 17, 2023 2:49 AM

Hamburger patties and garlic mashed potatoes.

by Anonymousreply 10March 17, 2023 2:57 AM

A steady diet of DL and midrange finger foods.

by Anonymousreply 11March 17, 2023 3:28 AM

I made Chicken Avgolemono (Egg Lemon) Soup.

by Anonymousreply 12March 17, 2023 3:42 AM

Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup

by Anonymousreply 13March 17, 2023 3:50 AM

Poached salmon filets, skin side down, in an easy 50% reduction poaching fluid for 7 minutes made from: 1:2 dry white Vermouth and water, sliced onion and lemon rings, capers, black pepper corns, and dill, that had been simmered for 10' and reduced before adding the salmon; steamed white rice; asparagus boiled in the leftover above poaching liquid, a big glass of Joel Gott 2021 Chardonnay. 30 minutes total. It was elegant, but partner and I scarfed it down in 15 minutes. Despite that we're stuffed, would kill for a slice of berry pie and real coffee. Instead, we're sipping on instant decaf coffee with Bailey's and some microwaved Fig Newtons from the back of the freezer, which expired last year.

r12 -- Kali orexi!

by Anonymousreply 14March 17, 2023 4:11 AM

r6 Grazia tante. Tanti auguri a lei. 🇮🇹

by Anonymousreply 15March 17, 2023 6:20 AM

his nipples

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by Anonymousreply 16March 17, 2023 6:24 AM

Chicken tray bake with broccoli, sweet potato, carrot and parsnip and steamed chard. Delicious!Anonymous

by Anonymousreply 17March 17, 2023 6:26 AM


by Anonymousreply 18March 17, 2023 10:03 PM

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day so what are you asking? Corned beef with potatoes and carrots. Isn’t that the menu today?

by Anonymousreply 19March 17, 2023 10:55 PM

Rice and quinoa mix with frozen chicken strips and frozen vegetables heated up in toaster oven. I make the rice mix and vary it with different things all week.

by Anonymousreply 20March 17, 2023 11:04 PM

Two large, depressing, hamburger patties with some joyless sugar-free ketchup. I'm doing keto. Oh and a glass of Crystal Light lemonade, which is actually pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 21March 17, 2023 11:15 PM

Tuna salad on rye and popcorn.

by Anonymousreply 22March 17, 2023 11:30 PM

Ham and cheddar cheese sandwich on a French roll, with a little mayo and Dijon. Had a ginger ale and some Tillamook coffee almond fudge ice cream for dessert.

by Anonymousreply 23March 17, 2023 11:38 PM

Weird cold snap so I'm making meatloaf (always sounds disgusting) and mashed potatoes and gravy. Comfort food.

by Anonymousreply 24March 17, 2023 11:48 PM

R23 that ice cream is fantastic. I can eat half a carton in one sitting.

by Anonymousreply 25March 17, 2023 11:49 PM

It's Friday during Lent and I am heading to Jack's for a Pollock sandwich meal.

Wish they would keep it on the menu all year long..

by Anonymousreply 26March 17, 2023 11:53 PM

Planning to make mushroom & refried bean quesadillas, with sour cream, salsa, avocado and lime eaten with butter lettuce caesar salad. Snacking on celery & carrots, chips, salsa & shaved parmesan now. So the rest may never happen.

by Anonymousreply 27March 18, 2023 12:03 AM

I made larb gia and shrimp toast. came out really great - and opened a nice bottle of wine.

by Anonymousreply 28March 18, 2023 12:43 AM

Cavatappi w/Marcella's tomato sauce #3, w/Parmigiano-Reggiano, and a salad. I always take the pasta out a little early to finish cooking it in the sauce.

by Anonymousreply 29March 18, 2023 12:45 AM

Corned beef and a cabbage-noodle dish.

by Anonymousreply 30March 18, 2023 12:50 AM


Meatloaf sandwich on Martin's Potato bread. Made the meatloaf yesterday using a box of stovetop stuffing as the binder, very good.

Talenti Cold Brew Sorbetto (recommendation from a DLer on the "foods you can't keep in the house" thread, it's good).

by Anonymousreply 31March 19, 2023 10:23 PM

I winged it. In a cast iron skillet I threw in diced potatoes (boiled for 5 minutes before i sauteed in olive oil), and diced turkey franks. Mixed in lots of broccoli and some diced roasted red pepper. Its also my meal prep for Monday and Tues.

by Anonymousreply 32March 19, 2023 10:31 PM

Chicken curry. Wasn’t bad.

by Anonymousreply 33March 19, 2023 10:52 PM

R29 that sounds soooo goood !

by Anonymousreply 34March 19, 2023 10:56 PM

I will be making Gosht Do-piaza if the damn lamb is thawed enough.

by Anonymousreply 35March 19, 2023 11:14 PM

has thawed*

by Anonymousreply 36March 19, 2023 11:14 PM

Thanks to another thread, going to have Kraft Mac N' Cheese, with chopped celery, onion, and a cup of frozen peas added to the boiling water a few minutes before draining. Then, after reheating and mixing in the milk, butter and packet of fluorescent orange 'cheeze' powder, I'll add a can of tuna and maybe some shredded (real) cheese. Hope it's edible.

by Anonymousreply 37March 19, 2023 11:14 PM

Sunday, I had some leftover Chinese carryout for a late lunch, so I kept dinner light with light vegetable barley soup. I was tempted to open a jar of apple sauce I've had for quite a while, because I was craving something sweet, but used willpower to hold off on that.

by Anonymousreply 38March 19, 2023 11:19 PM

Roasted salmon and roasted avocados. I'm still a fat whore, but a fat whore with marginally better triglyceride levels.

by Anonymousreply 39March 19, 2023 11:21 PM

Tuna, blueberries, a dinner roll

by Anonymousreply 40March 19, 2023 11:26 PM

Shrimp Ceviche and garlic toast.

by Anonymousreply 41March 19, 2023 11:28 PM

Homemade pound cake with ice cream. It's cheat day.

by Anonymousreply 42March 19, 2023 11:29 PM

Recently I taught myself to make tom kha gai — for some reason I thought it would be difficult, but it's super easy. The lady at the Asian market guided me to the "right" kind of coconut cream to use, and I bought dehydrated kaffir lime leaves from Amazon. So that's tonight's dinner.

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by Anonymousreply 43March 19, 2023 11:52 PM

Bone broth and a cigarette

by Anonymousreply 44March 20, 2023 12:04 AM

No IV tonight Gwyneth? Too many calories?

by Anonymousreply 45March 20, 2023 12:26 AM

She can't cook so I guess she would refer to stock as "bone broth".

by Anonymousreply 46March 20, 2023 12:51 AM

Broiled pork chops and sauteed spinach. Iced tea and a few Oreos.

by Anonymousreply 47March 20, 2023 1:50 AM

Pot roast in the slow cooker all day. A crunchy cabbage and carrot slaw with lots of cilantro, parsley. edamame, green onion, toasted almond slivers and a dijon/red wine vinaigrette I whipped up. Good Sunday dinner on a chilly evening.

by Anonymousreply 48March 20, 2023 2:12 AM

Today is my food skip day and I have my prescriptions, my supplements, a potassium cap and 30 grams of protein powder.

Tomorrow is a food day.

Interesting, but ever since I added K2(mk7) I have not had hunger pangs.

Oops, time for my Red Light therapy.

by Anonymousreply 49March 20, 2023 2:24 AM

baked potatoes and green salad. It is my comfort food, when it is chill out.

by Anonymousreply 50March 21, 2023 3:49 AM

Supermarket rotisserie chicken with raspberry-lime sparkling water, and for dessert, a mini Haagen Dazs ice cream bar and some bite-sized lemon-cream wafers.

I hate to cook.

by Anonymousreply 51March 21, 2023 4:01 AM

i am hooked on those HD ice cream bars.

by Anonymousreply 52March 21, 2023 4:06 AM

^^ They are superior in taste and quality to many other well-known brands, especially the store ones.

by Anonymousreply 53March 21, 2023 4:11 AM

Sous vide corned beef glazed with cloves and honey mustard. Parsley red potatoes. Red and green sauteed cabbage. Braised carrots a la Greg. Soda bread and butter. Key lime pie from Whole Foods. Partner's oafish friend attended, bringing nothing but her appetite, eating like a pig and complaining about the dessert. Guessing she was raised by wolves.

by Anonymousreply 54March 21, 2023 4:25 AM

R4, did she rave about the carrots?

by Anonymousreply 55March 21, 2023 4:56 AM

I made zuppa di pesce and homemade Italian bread tonight. Pretty damn good.

by Anonymousreply 56March 21, 2023 4:58 AM

I just tried something which I thought was not going to work out but it turned out amazing. I put a few tablespoons of olive oil in a pan along with a laurel leaf, some oregano, alot of italian chili flakes, some pepper, sliced garlic and I left it in a very low flame until it simmered...I never let it simmer too long and removed the pan from the fire for a minute every once in a while to prevent the oil or the ingredients from burning...finally after a few minutes I added morsel sized pieces of chicken breast I had doused in some cornstarch and some chopped green onions...once the chicken was done I turned off the fire and added cooked spaghetti and some soy sauce. Finally I plated it up, adding a few drops of fish sauce, a squeeze of lemon juice and some more green onions. Turned out a million times better than I thought.....super good, though the noodles were even better at room temperature. The squirt of lemon juice is key.

Anyway, I had that...a sort of italian/asian fusion noodle/spaghetti thing. Highly recomend.

by Anonymousreply 57March 21, 2023 5:11 AM

Sirloins on sale at the Kroger with a Trader Joe Greek Salad.

Two oatmeal raisin cookies.

It's now midnight and I'm hungry again.

by Anonymousreply 58March 21, 2023 7:07 AM

I am getting hungry too.

by Anonymousreply 59March 21, 2023 7:08 AM

I thought the carrots were delicious, Greg. Our guest was too much of a clod to say so. This was a belated St Patrick's Day celebration and my partner said something like, "We'll have to do this every year." I thought, "not if you bring this cow." She was sprung on me at the last minute.

by Anonymousreply 60March 21, 2023 8:15 AM

Crispy Chilli Beef with plain rice. I didn't have the time or the motivation for the egg fried rice she mentions although I've made it in the past and it's good. I like this British woman, her recipes are good and not complicated.

I'll have some frozen dark cherries Iater, I like them partially thawed with a little bit of crunch to them.

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by Anonymousreply 61March 21, 2023 10:44 PM

[quote] I was tempted to open a jar of apple sauce I've had for quite a while, because I was craving something sweet, but used willpower to hold off on that.

Whew, dodged a bullet there. Apple sauce can be very tempting, but dangerous.

by Anonymousreply 62March 21, 2023 10:48 PM

IMO, the Haagen Dazs bars went down in quality. The “pints” are still good, though.

by Anonymousreply 63March 21, 2023 10:49 PM

I made a sweet and sour chicken stir fry. I was making a Sofrito for dinner later this week and beyond and I had chopped extra vegetables.

by Anonymousreply 64March 21, 2023 10:50 PM

I had some slop that was called chicken and rice pealof

by Anonymousreply 65March 21, 2023 10:51 PM

It’s pilaf, not pealof.

by Anonymousreply 66March 21, 2023 11:34 PM

Doing a vegetarian/cleanse week. Farro bowls with a variety of roasted and spiced vegetables, spinach falafel, hummus, cucumber salad, and spicy tahini sauce.

by Anonymousreply 67March 21, 2023 11:50 PM

Tonight is moussaka and Greek salad. Plus some of the loaf of bread I made yesterday.

I know. I type fat.

by Anonymousreply 68March 21, 2023 11:53 PM

R68 - how do you make your Greek salad?

by Anonymousreply 69March 21, 2023 11:58 PM

Bread and olives

by Anonymousreply 70March 22, 2023 12:01 AM

I have no idea but I'm starting to get hungry.

by Anonymousreply 71March 22, 2023 12:07 AM

English cucumber, green and whatever color pepper I have on hand, red onion, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, feta cheese, and dressing (lemon, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, and oregano).

by Anonymousreply 72March 22, 2023 12:36 AM

Dustin, I appreciate that you don’t put lettuce in your Greek salad. Very authentic.

by Anonymousreply 73March 22, 2023 12:44 AM

r68, did you actually make your own Moussaka? Seems like a pain in the ass. Even my Greek mom wouldn't make it, but would get it from a deli or order it at restaurants. Every Fall I go to the Greek Food Festival at the local Orthodox church and bring a bunch home for the freezer and brave the old distant relatives who complain they never see me in Church and why am I still not married with children (I'm 61).

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by Anonymousreply 74March 22, 2023 1:11 AM

Yes, R74 - I actually made it. I used the broiler to make the eggplant, convection oven for the potatoes, and the stovetop for the meat sauce and bechamel. None of it is especially difficult but it is time-consuming. I did watch Cushing's video also used some of the recipe linked below. I went with my gut for a lot of it because I wasn't happy with going with just one recipe. I looked at several and took what I wanted from them.

FTR. I work from home and had little to do today.

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by Anonymousreply 75March 22, 2023 1:41 AM

Pigs in A Blanket and chocolate puddin' tarts.

by Anonymousreply 76March 22, 2023 2:07 AM

Lentil burgers with a poached egg and shredded carrot salad.

by Anonymousreply 77March 22, 2023 2:21 AM

My mom made "Moroccan tomato lentil soup" tonight. It was one of the best soups I've ever tasted.

by Anonymousreply 78March 22, 2023 2:23 AM

Beef korma. House smells AMAZING.

by Anonymousreply 79March 22, 2023 2:24 AM

Roasted pork loin with gravy, smashed redskin potatoes, and roasted brussel sprouts. Then two of my Lemon cookies from Fortnum & Mason with herb tea. Very satisfying.

by Anonymousreply 80March 22, 2023 2:26 AM

[R77}, sounds good. I would love your recipes for lentils burgers and carrot salad, please?

by Anonymousreply 81March 22, 2023 2:26 AM

I made Korean food: jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles), daegusal-jorim (spicy fish fillets), rice, oi-muchim (cucumber salad) and kkwarigochu-jjim (shishito peppers).

by Anonymousreply 82March 22, 2023 2:27 AM

Albondigas soup with tortellini and spinach. It was far too bland for my taste (my first time making it).

The side was a spinach-feta-strawberry salad, which saved the meal.

by Anonymousreply 83March 22, 2023 3:33 AM

R81 actually they were store bought (Goya) and the shredded carrot salad was just that, shredded carrot with some oil and vinegar lol. The egg made everything a bit more decadent and suntuous.

by Anonymousreply 84March 22, 2023 3:41 AM

Tonight I had a small Apple, Walnut with Chicken salad for dinner. For dessert I had a banana.

by Anonymousreply 85March 22, 2023 4:16 AM

Well yesterday was a Jack in the Box, DELUXE fish sandwich with extra tomato.

Today was a no food day, so it was pharmaceuticals, supplements and 40g of soy protein.

I like this website to juggle nutrition.

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