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For dinner last night I had meatballs and salad.
Spare Ribs w/ BBQ sauce cooked in the oven
Endive, avacado & pear salad w/ gorgonzola
None of it goes together but it all sounded good.
06-26-2005, 06:46 PM
I'm so ashamed. We had Chinese takeout.
06-26-2005, 06:48 PM
We had taco salad! :D And they were low in Points too!
06-27-2005, 07:59 AM
We made chicken nachos...yum!
06-27-2005, 09:16 AM
Sesame chicken with veggie stir fry on the side - and I get the leftovers for lunch!
06-27-2005, 06:35 PM
thick french toast w/ boysenberry syrup
06-27-2005, 06:40 PM
Cook? If throwing something frozen into the oven is considered "cooking"... um, we had chicken cordon bleus, green beans and french fries. Pathetic, I know!
06-27-2005, 07:07 PM
Okay for the second night in a row its take out - this time pizza. I must begin cooking again soon.
06-27-2005, 07:29 PM
Tonight we made grilled pork chops and green beans, carrots and salad from our garden.
06-27-2005, 07:35 PM
Okay so i'm not proud, but after burning my rice a roni :rolleyes: .... i made a pb & j. i tried to scrap the non burnt off the top, but it tasted it gross :eek: ... I REALLY need to learn to cook.
06-27-2005, 07:51 PM
Last night we had barbecue ribs (hubby cooks them for 6-8 hours on the charcoal grill - so good) and an asian slaw with peanut dressing.
Tonight I made Spiced Yogurt Grilled Chicken (sounds weird but it's a lot like tandoori chicken). I topped it with an Avocado Herb salsa and served with a big green salad.
06-27-2005, 08:18 PM
I made Rachel Ray's turkey chili--pretty good.
Tomorrow night I'm thinking about "baja lime" chicken with cous cous.
Tonight I made non breaded parmesan chicken and a spinach salad.
06-28-2005, 06:02 AM
last night I made cajun chicken pasta :)
06-28-2005, 07:17 AM
Last night I made a spicy roast in the slow cooker (I hate to heat the oven when it's this hot outside), pasta roni, and salad.
06-28-2005, 07:35 AM
Grilled tri tip roast w/ horseradish sauce, brown rice with red onion and grilled corn.
06-28-2005, 07:37 AM
I went to a cooking class where we learned proper knife skills, so we had a lot of stuff that required chopping and slicing: fajitas w/ pico de gallo, roasted root vegetables w/ balsamic glaze, and minestrone soup with basil chiffonade.
Kind of a weird combo, but at least now I can chiffonade basil! :)
06-28-2005, 08:53 AM
Rotisserie Chicken, Creamed corn, garlic steamed veggies, mashed potatoes & rolls
06-28-2005, 01:51 PM
Yesterday - Thai Ginger Soup & chicken pieces w/ crushed taco chips on top w/freezer burnt peas (I didn't realize they were freezer burnt until I ate them) :D
Tonight: FH is begging for homemade pizza w/ beef on top...good thing it's only like 95 freakin' degrees outside...kitchen, here i come!
06-28-2005, 03:45 PM
last nite we had beer brats with sauteed onions. Grilled zuchinni and mushrooms, and a salad.
Tonight we are doing buffalo chicken wings, celery sticks with blue cheese dressing and a bufalo mozarella, basil and tomato salad.
06-28-2005, 03:45 PM
Whole wheat pasta, with my homemade meat sauce. We had the leftovers tonight!
06-28-2005, 04:01 PM
Hmm.. mine is boring compared to everyone elses! We just had meatloaf (minus the onions and cooked ketchup on top.. yuck), garlic mashed potatos, and peas..
06-28-2005, 04:05 PM
Turkey burgers, watermelon and low Points coleslaw. Yum!
06-28-2005, 04:25 PM
HMM! Now you all have me thinking. Last night I went to my parents house for a roast dinner(dh had school) but that whole wheat pasta with meat sauce someone mentioned sounds like a plan tonight.
This will be a great thread to make me actually come up with(borrow some of your) good ideas.
06-29-2005, 09:17 AM
Grilled Chipolte Chicken Kabobs w/ Red Pepper, Mushrooms & Vidalia Onions and Salad
06-29-2005, 10:22 AM
I made that Grilled Chicken with Coconut Sauce from the Everyday Food magazine. It was pretty darn good, a little too spicy b/c of the jalapenos but i didn't notice till i stopped eating and my mouth was on fire, hahaha.
06-29-2005, 10:27 AM
grilled steak, baked potato & salad with rolls - pretty boring!
06-29-2005, 10:30 AM
Marinated flank steak and roasted veggies - not too exciting here either!
I had a bowl of mini-wheats. DH just had his wisdom teeth so he can't eat much and I hate cooking for myself.
07-01-2005, 09:05 AM
I made Chicken fried steak mashed potato's & Gravy
Scallops w/ basil and prosciutto on the grill, couscous, and salad. Love my grill!
07-01-2005, 06:47 PM
Meat Loaf made with A1 sauce :) sauteed carrots, mashed potatoes.
07-01-2005, 07:19 PM
I made the following, with rice pilaf:
Sweet & Tangy Garlic Chicken
6 (4oz) Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
3 Cloves of Garlic (crushed)
1 cup Chicken Broth
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
4 tablespoons Scallions (chopped)
1 tablespoon Honey
Heat oil in a medium/large frying pan.
Add chicken and brown on all sides (around 10 minutes)
Remove from pan and drain off any excess fat.
Add remaining ingredients to the pan & bring to a boil.
Return the chicken to the pan & reduce heat
Simmer for 30 minutes
FAT 4.4 g
CARBS 3.6 gr
yesterday was chinese (I didn't feel like cooking and asked if it was okay to swap it out for tonight, our usual night out).
Tonight we're having a homemade Cobb'ish salad...turkey breast, egg, avocado, carrots, cukes, tomatoes, peppers, mixed greens, and some yummy curd mozzarella cheese (gotta love the farmer's market!) :D
07-02-2005, 03:03 AM
last night was seasame beef stir fry with snow peas and brown rice
07-02-2005, 04:54 AM
I wanna play!
Last night I cooked Chicken Saltimbocca using Giada's recipe--YUM!
Chicken Saltimbocca (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/cooking/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_26144,00.html)
07-02-2005, 07:31 AM
Last nite, old fashioned corned beef and cabbage (one of my all time fave meals)
Last night - Trader Joe's chicken fajitas with salsa, guac & cheese. Tonight - egg salad sandwiches.
07-04-2005, 07:14 AM
We were oinkers last nite. BBQ cheeseburgers, baked beans, corn on the cob and coleslaw. Basically we cooked our 4th of July meal yesterday. LOL
Tonight we need to behave ala South Beach and have a crab or shrimp salad or something else low carb.
07-04-2005, 07:30 AM
last night we had tacos (made slightly healthier with ground chickend)
tonight burgers (turker burger for me) with roasted red potatoes
07-04-2005, 07:40 AM
Last night I had a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch. :rolleyes:
Really, we ate our big meal for lunch--grilled cheeseburgers, new potato salad, cuke/tomato/pepper salad, grilled corn, and homemade strawberry shortcake.
07-04-2005, 09:36 AM
Both of us were hungry. We had boneless chicken wings from the Schwan's Man, multi-grain loaves of bread (also from Schwan's), diced potatoes that I baked in the oven with the bread and wings, and seafood chowder.
07-04-2005, 10:28 AM
Last night we had pocket burgers and bake fries.
07-04-2005, 03:08 PM
We had a pizza made with a Whole Wheat Boboli crust, italian sausage, and salad.
Jen&Dan - What are pocket burgers?
07-05-2005, 05:47 PM
Tonight we had "foil packet chicken". I get skinless boneless chicken strips and put that in a foil packet with cut up red onion, yellow bell pepper and green bell pepper. Season with salt, pepper and various seasonings (take your pick) and top with bbq sauce. Seal foil packet and bake at 350 for 1 hour. I served with Lipton Broccoli and Cheese rice. Very easy and yummy!
07-06-2005, 05:08 AM
Last night I made lemon chicken pasta-- chicken with veggies (peppers, onions, mushrooms, and asparagus) seasoned with lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper, capers, and parm. cheese-- and tossed together with a 1/4 box of spaghetti.
A great summertime pasta dish :)
Last night I made packet potatoes, chicken with apple cider sauce and corn on the cob.
Corn on the Cob
07-06-2005, 08:19 AM
Meatloaf, garlic and cheddar mashed potatos and french green beans
07-06-2005, 10:03 AM
Wheat pasta with sliced sausage and halved cherry tomatoes. (The sausage and tomatoes get cooked together w/basil on the burner in a saucepan for ~15 minutes). Had enough left over for my lunch today. Yum!
last night: tossed salad with turkey, cheddar & cranberries
tonight: pecan-crusted trout with mushroom risotto (and maybe a slaw for veggies?)
Of course, it should be noted here that I have NO clue how to COOK my trout :o
07-07-2005, 01:02 PM
Oh, I want to play!
Last Night: Homemade cheese pizza and lemonade
Tonight: Hobo Stew-- essentially, it's sliced potatoes with the skins, carrot chips, onions, a few pats of butter, ground beef, and some Emeril's Essence all thrown together and cooked on the grill or in the oven-- and fat free cottage cheese.
07-07-2005, 01:13 PM
pan seared steaks (in the cast iron skillet)
garlic & herb rice
mixed green salad
the night before last:
potato & scallion fritatta (sp?)
mixed green salad
either BBQ-ing with friends, or tortellini w/ marinara & salad
07-07-2005, 01:44 PM
Last night: Grilled chicken salad with lite Italian
Tonight: Grilled chicken with taboule salad in a whole wheat wrap. Fresh fruit.
DH was gone last night and will be gone tonight so it's easy stuff for me. Tomorrow I'll make pot roast or something.
07-07-2005, 01:57 PM
Weight watchers chili! I know, it is summer but we love it so much. Plus it is super easy to throw together. Let me know if you want the recipe.
07-07-2005, 02:48 PM
To be fair, DH does the cooking.
Last night we had rice cakes stir-fried with napa cabbage and chicken.
Tonight, we'll be going out to an Ethiopian restaurant.
Last night was sloppy joes, zucchini and I made an eggplant bread.
07-07-2005, 06:08 PM
Last night we had Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Salad, French Bread
07-08-2005, 04:06 AM
4 bean marinated salad
couscous with toasted pine nuts.
07-08-2005, 05:35 AM
Baked chicken tenderloins and roasted asparagus ;)
07-08-2005, 11:06 AM
Meatloaf and green beans almondine.
DH has been doing the cooking lately since his jerk of a boss let him go 2 weeks ago. DH is a terrific cook and it's great to have a meal on the table when I get home, but the reason why sucks. :(
07-08-2005, 01:58 PM
Grilled steaks, baked potatoes and Caesar salad....unfortunately I don't think it agreed with me because I have a mean case of heartburn today.
07-08-2005, 11:17 PM
last night: macaroni & mixed veggies (tomato, onion, zuccini, squash) tossed together, French bread
DH is at work all weekend (nights) so I'm cooking simply... when he's home at night, he usually does the cooking LOL
roast sticky chicken, cheesy scalloped potatoes, green beans
07-09-2005, 07:00 AM
I didn't have to cook last night! We went out for salads, cheese sticks, and taco pizza.
07-11-2005, 03:19 AM
We made ribs, mashed potatoes, tomato salad, and cucumber and onion salad.
Trader Joe's-Spicy Chicken Sausage
07-12-2005, 10:40 AM
Last night I made sandwiches with grilled portabellas, carmelized onions, and havarti on a rustic bread, served with slices of fresh tomatoes and grilled asparagus.
I made shrimp fra diavolo last night with ziti. Yum!
07-12-2005, 11:20 AM
I made Grilled Pork Chops, Salad, and Cheddar Garlic Biscuits
Aug2002bride - Did you make the cheddar garlic biscuits? If you did, can you please post the recipe? TIA!
07-12-2005, 11:40 AM
I didnt make them...They are the Bisquick Pouch biscuits! Just add water and bake for 10 mins!
07-12-2005, 12:29 PM
Someone mentioned that chili recipe earlier...can you post the recipe for that? Thanks!
07-12-2005, 12:36 PM
:cool: You guys are some great cookers. Some of these meals you are describing
sound like restaruant menus. uhmmm. Everythign sounds so good... My poor
Fiance does'nt see anything like that. All he sees is the drive-thru speaker
to Mcdonalds. :p
But, I'm willing to try so I'm gonna write some of these recipes down
and try. :eek: this is a disaster waitng to happen. ;)
07-12-2005, 03:50 PM
we made a salad: baby spinach + candied pecans + dried cranberries + blue cheese with a little bit of light raspberry vinaigrette
and my husband had some leftover split pea soup.
tonight we're having chicken and veggie stir fry over brown rice.
07-12-2005, 04:25 PM
Last night, we had sweet and sour chicken with brown rice. We also had an amazing hot and sour soup. I can't take credit for last night because my dad, who lives with us, made everything from scratch.
Tonight, we're having country fried steak, mashed potatoes, and scalloped corn.
07-12-2005, 04:45 PM
We ordered pizza last night.
This was what I made tonight, it was delicious:
Italian Sausage with Peppers
Makes 4 Servings
2 tsp olive oil
1 Bermuda onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 pound cooked Italian pork sausage (hot, sweet, or a combination)
2 cups penne pasta
1/4 cup chopped basil
2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
In a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil. Sauté the onion, bell peppers, and
fennel until the vegetables turn golden, 8-10 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté
1-2 minutes longer. Stir in the tomato, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat
and simmer, stirring occasionally. Add the sausage; simmer covered, stirring
occasionally, until the flavors are blended, about 20 minutes. If the sauce
becomes too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of water. Meanwhile, cook the penne
according to directions; drain. Add the basil, parsley, and penne to the
sausage mixture; toss to combine.
07-12-2005, 04:54 PM
I made Pesto Tortellini and Zucchini Salad, from this month's Cooking Light.
crockpot BBQ pork sandwiches with asian slaw - it was yummy :D
07-13-2005, 04:02 AM
I had leftover ribs. I think P had some ribs and a couple homemade muffins.
I normally cook but lastnight I was beat. :o
07-13-2005, 04:41 AM
Hamburgers on Whole Wheat Rolls and tossed salad.
07-13-2005, 05:13 AM
Pork Tenderloin, rice pilaf, green beans and sour dough rolls. The best part was that DH cooked it all!
07-13-2005, 05:15 AM
Brats, veggie brats (for me), sauerkraut, homemade potato salad, green salad, and roasted peppers and onions. We had company last night!
Sausage & peppers, mahogany chicken wings, leftover chicken pasta salad
07-13-2005, 09:11 AM
Spanakopita, rice pilaf, tzatziki sauce
ausi2b - Did you make the spanakopita? Can I have the recipe if you did please? TIA!
07-13-2005, 11:51 AM
You guys are all such good cooks!
Last night for me was Applebee's. :D
07-13-2005, 02:07 PM
No the spanakopita was frozen at Trader Joes. I wish I knew how to make it but this is much easier. It is with the other frozen appetizers but we eat it as our main course. It is a great light dinner!
07-13-2005, 11:58 PM
Instant mashed potatos
throw it all in a crock pot and cook for a couple of hours
BBQ Game hens
Brush with sause and put in rotisseree for about 45 minutes, basting occasionally
07-14-2005, 03:55 AM
Honey dijon tarragon chicken
Rosemary roasted potatoes
07-14-2005, 07:30 AM
Last night I made pork tenderloin in a ginger/garlic sauce, with sweet potato salad (with ginger, rice wine vinegar, Snap peas, gren onions, etc. . .) It was g-o-o-d!
I made chicken tetrazzini.
07-14-2005, 08:12 AM
Last night we had Chicken on the grill, Tomato Parmesan Penne, and Corn on the Cob. Hubby also had leftover Cheddar Garlic Biscuits!
Tonight is dinner exchange with my moms club...the theme is pizza so it will all be italian related Im sure! Im making salad for it, and I found a recipe for the Olive Garden Dressing that Im going to try out!
07-14-2005, 08:37 AM
Last night I just heated up some vegetarian egg rolls from Trader Joe's and had them with mushrooms and broccoli sauteed in Ponzu (citrus soy sauce). Will probably have left overs tonight.
07-14-2005, 08:39 AM
chicken and cheese quesadillas!
Aug2002bride - That is so cool how you have a mom's club that exchanges.
07-14-2005, 11:40 AM
Yeah its a nice break definitely!! We all make one thing and show up with our Tupperware and fill up for our own family! Its great! I love it!!!
Just out of curiosity, how often do you do? How many people are involved? Do you each take a different part of a meal each time you do it? Where do you do the exchange? Sorry so many questions...thinking about trying to start something like that.
07-14-2005, 11:49 AM
07-14-2005, 12:47 PM
Tonight, it's leftovers from this Cooking Light chili recipe. I highly, highly reccomend it. It's some of the best chili I've ever had. For those doing WW, it's 8 points. Not bad for chili.
All American Chili
6 ounces hot turkey Italian sausage
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground sirloin
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
1 1/4 cups Merlot or other fruity red wine
2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped
2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, onion, and the next 4 ingredients (onion through jalapeño) to pan; cook 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.
Add chili powder and the next 7 ingredients (chili powder through bay leaves), and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Uncover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese.
Note: Like most chilis, this version tastes even better the next day.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups chili and 1 tablespoon cheese)
last night was dinner out for some japanese (way too hot to bother cooking). Tonight we're having blackNblue steak salad (just got back from picking up the veggies at the farmers market) :D
07-14-2005, 02:27 PM
We usually try to do it twice a month....we have different moms volunteer to host it at their house and whoever hosts gets to pick the theme. Typically everyone who wants to come will RSVP to the mom host and with what they want to bring based on the theme. The host mom then sends out an email saying whos bringing what and approx how many people.
We try to keep them small groups so that we're not making huge quantities of food. We have found that about 4 or 5 families is a good size.
You make one dish...and then go and fill up with all the food...So like today I made a huge salad for "Pizza Night" Theme and when I got there ...there was cheese pizzas, mexican pizzas, pasta dish, breadsticks, minestrone soup, salad, buffalo wings, and dessert pizza. So I just fill up my tupperware with what I want and bring it home for dinner!!
07-14-2005, 04:14 PM
I had take-out chicken parm :) Not as good as DH's, but good.
07-15-2005, 07:18 AM
We had grilled (and barbequed) center cut pork chops, cottage cheese, and salads. Kinda boring but it was so hot here yesterday that any "heavy" food just sounded gross.
07-15-2005, 03:07 PM
Last night was steak tips in a chipotle marinade and garlic mashed potatoes.
07-15-2005, 04:43 PM
Spicy garlic lime chicken breasts with corn on the cob and steamed broccoli
07-15-2005, 04:52 PM
Tonight is lemon pepper chicken breasts and cheesy garlic bread. Yum!
Last night was On The Border. Tonight was carnival food.
07-15-2005, 08:43 PM
I cooked for DH tonight (he usually does all the cooking). He made grilled porkchops with fresh homemade Thai sauce (he found a recipe on the gourmet fish sauce bottle) the other night so I wanted to treat him tonight. I started with delicious vine-ripened tomatoes sliced with basil and mozzarella cheese for an appetizer, prosciutto and crusty french bread dipped in a balsamic vinegar/olive oil sauce, and then served oven baked "fried" chicken (the healthy way to have breaded crusty chicken, as I used olive oil sprayed onto the baking dish instead of deep-frying in oil).
07-16-2005, 07:59 AM
I made the following, with rice pilaf:
Easy Garlic Chicken #5478
A quick, easy recipe for days when youdon't want to spend time in the kitchen.Even finicky people will eat it. Goes greatwith traditional potatoes or rice.
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons olive oil
4 servings Change size or US/metric
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30 minutes 10 mins prep
1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. In small saute pan, saute garlic with the oil until tender. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Place chicken breasts in a greased baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture. Bake uncovered for 15-30 minutes.
Emily, that sounds yummy, too bad I won't be able to use my oven again until about October -- gotta love gas stoves and no central AC :sigh:
07-16-2005, 08:45 PM
Two recipes from this month's Cooking Light mag:
Apricot Pork Chops (http://food.cookinglight.com/cooking/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1072191) (which were super-easy and really good) and Pesto Tortellini & Zucchini Salad (http://food.cookinglight.com/cooking/display/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1072194) (also delish). I'm really getting into the CL recipes lately- and their website is pretty handy for finding new dishes.
07-18-2005, 09:14 AM
I made this last week, but had to come here and post about it! Delish and quick!
Famous Butter Chicken
2 eggs, beaten
1 cp crushed buttery round cracker crumbs
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
ground black pepper to taste
seasoning salt to taste (optional)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup melted butter
preheat oven to 375.
Place eggs and cracker crumbs in two separate shallow bowls. Mix cracker crumbs with garlic salt and pepper. Dip chicken in eggs, then dredge in the crumb mixture to
Arrange coated chicken in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour melted butter over chicken.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
**I was kind of leary about this recipe because I thought it would taste like a big ball of butter, but surprisingly it came out great and the chicken stayed really tender!
07-18-2005, 09:43 AM
We had ribs, shrimp and pineapple kabobs on the grill, and roasted veggies, with spiced apples over vanilla ice cream after supper.
07-18-2005, 04:05 PM
I made this last week, but had to come here and post about it! Delish and quick!
Famous Butter Chicken
This sounds really good! I'll have to check out allrecipes.com and see if they have the nutritional information.
07-18-2005, 05:33 PM
I made chicken/broccoli/pasta. Steamed broccoli with penne (or any pasta) mixed with sauted chicken that was marinated with italian dressing. Put some parmesan cheese and more dressing on the pasta, a loaf of french bread and you are good to go. :D
Tonight was tomato shrimp scampi, penne and molten chocolate cake for dessert!
07-19-2005, 06:49 AM
here's what i had last night -- it was a new recipe for us but we liked it a lot. :)
orrechetti with onions and peas
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 onions, chopped
1 lb bag of frozen peas
1 lb bag orrechetti
1/4 cup pecorino romano
fresh ground pepper to taste
salt to taste
1. fill a stockpot with water and set it to boil. when the water reaches boiling, dump in the pasta and let cook until al dente.
2. while the water is heating up, heat up the olive oil in a medium saucepan.
3. when the oil is hot, add the onions. saute until golden on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
4. add the peas and add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. add 2-3 tablespoons of hot water from the pasta stockpot into the saucepan. saute for about 10 minutes.
5. when the pasta is cooked, drain and return to stockpot. add the pecorino romano cheese, mix.
6. serve pasta in bowls topped with onion-peas mixture.
07-19-2005, 06:51 AM
Boston Market cooked dinner for me last night. :)
07-19-2005, 08:01 AM
Teriyaki chicken with white rice and steamed broccoli
(= 6 WW points)
07-19-2005, 08:29 AM
We had a farmer's market "bounty": corn on the cob, chipotle potatoes, roasted eggplant, roasted asparagus.
07-19-2005, 10:20 AM
My own little creation!!
2 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 small Onion (diced)
1/4 cup Plimentos
1/4 cup Milk
2 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 pk Frozen Biscuits (Homestyle)
Mix chicken, sour cream, soup, onion, plimentos, and milk in large bowl. Place in 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Remove and stir, top with 1 cup of the cheese, then add 4 to 5 biscuits ontop of cheese, split the other cup of cheese to top of the biscuits bake for another 25 minutes at 375. Let cool for 10 minutes.
Kids love this! I sometime add peas as well!
07-19-2005, 02:58 PM
Pasta (targliatelle) with my homemade meat sauce. The Monday night usual.
07-19-2005, 02:59 PM
My husband cooked last night - turkey breast tacos with peppers and onions and Rotel mixed in with the meat. They were really good - maybe he should cook more often....
07-19-2005, 03:35 PM
yummy......everything sounds so yummY!!!!!!!
07-19-2005, 09:30 PM
Last night was Philly Cheese Steaks and Salad
I think I have found the way to make the perfect cheesesteak but it is probably the most unhealthy recipe ever.
Damn they were great though!!
curlyjr - Can you share how you made them please?
07-20-2005, 04:35 AM
I ate out, but DH had a Steak and Salad.
chili, corn dogs, lima beans, Creamy Italian Suddenly Salad (not very good)
07-20-2005, 07:53 AM
Chicken, cheese and broccoli casserole
07-20-2005, 12:22 PM
DH made a Mexican FEAST--steak and bean double decker tacos, spanish rice, corn, with homemade quac--YUMMY!!!!!
07-20-2005, 12:26 PM
i made grilled lamb chops, spicy baked beans and sauteed zucchini and squash...yum yum yum!!!
07-20-2005, 12:30 PM
I made burritos (beef, and bean and cheese), spanish rice
07-20-2005, 12:56 PM
last night, we had a trader joe's meal --
heat in a saucepan until chicken is cooked:
--1 jar of tj's masala simmer sauce
--1 lb chicken breasts
--1 can chick peas, drained
--1 package of tj's naan
absolutely nothing! It was too darn hot (over 80 in the kitchen I'm sure as our bedroom read 87 late afternoon) and there's NO WAY I was going to cook after cleaning the bedroom in that heat. We went out for Mexican (and margaritas)
07-20-2005, 04:07 PM
All these Trader Joe meals sound so good...!!! What are they? Frozen meals or...? There seems to be such a selection of them!
07-21-2005, 07:43 AM
Last night we had vegetarian Moroccan tagine (stew) over couscous. I just threw everything in the crock pot and it was ready when I got home from work. I love that! Plus it keeps the kitchen from heating up.
07-21-2005, 08:18 AM
I'm interested in these Trader Joe's meals also. Are they high in calories/fat grams? Are they prepackaged? they sound soo yummy!
Chicken cordeon bleu, rice a roni, steamed corn for dinner last night for BF. For me, baked potato with FF cheese and a salad. = 6 WW points.
07-21-2005, 09:09 AM
Trader Joe's (http://www.traderjoes.com) is basically a grocery store that sells lots of interesting products and usually at a really good price. I buy things at TJ's that would cost me sometimes twice as much in the "regular" grocery store. They have a wide selection of frozen foods which are really great for making quick meals. And a lot of their stuff is organic, which I like.
Some of the stuff isn't so great for you (sodium is usually the culprit), but a lot of it is no worse calorie and fat-wise than anything else you'd get... and in many cases, it's surprisingly better...
If there's a TJ's in your area you must go!!!
07-21-2005, 11:40 PM
I grilled halibut, veggie kabobs with a Balsamic marinade, grilled pineapple, and made a mix green salad topped with cooked (real crab)...YUMMY!
07-28-2005, 09:37 PM
I threw some things together tonight, and it ended up as a great meal! I made steamed asparagus and garlic toast to go along with bacon cheddar ranch chicken. Here's what I did to make that:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 strips bacon
Shredded cheddar cheese
I covered the chicken breasts in ranch dressing, put them in a 9x13 pan and cooked them at 350 for 25 minutes. (In the meantime, I cooked the bacon, steamed the asparagus and toasted and topped the bread.) I put two bacon slices on each chicken breast, then sprinkled a good amount of cheddar on top of each. Then I cooked it for 10 more minutes. It tasted great and was super easy to make!
07-28-2005, 09:48 PM
Ooh, Sposa06, that chicken sounds like a good recipe. I'll have to remember that for next week!
07-29-2005, 06:48 AM
I made a tomato zucchini tart and a salad. The tart was really easy and quick:
1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
1 cup (1/8-inch-thick) diagonally sliced zucchini
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 1/2 pound)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil
1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves
Preheat oven to 400°.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; secure with masking tape. Sprinkle the paper with cornmeal. Unroll dough onto paper; let stand 5 minutes. Pat dough into a 12-inch square. Arrange zucchini and tomato over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Fold edges of dough over zucchini and tomato (dough won't completely cover the zucchini and tomato).
Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until the dough is lightly browned. Top with cheese; bake 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with basil. Cool on baking sheet 10 minutes on a wire rack.
Yield: 4 servings (6 WW pts per serving)
07-29-2005, 07:12 AM
Last night was pork chops and mashed potatoes.
The night before was steak and baked beans.
I think tonight is going to be delivery pizza!
07-29-2005, 07:14 AM
Last night we had Cheeseburgers on the grill, salad, and some quick Lipton Noodles
Tonight is Spaghetti
07-29-2005, 07:50 AM
Last night was leftover salmon, rice, and glazed carrots. Tonight is Chinese chicken salad wraps.
07-29-2005, 08:17 AM
bourbon-glazed pork tenderloin
garlic mashed taters
asparagus (on the grill)
Grilled cheese burgers
baked french fries
07-29-2005, 11:58 AM
Homemade pizza with roasted red & yellow peppers, mushrooms and goat cheese. I used the frozen "Bridgeford Bread Dough" for the crust and it was so good! It was $1.99 for 3 frozen loaves of the dough. You can use the dough for pizza crust, rolls, bread, etc. I highly recommend it.
I served it with a salad tossed with a pear vinegarette dressing with gorganzola :p
I need to go to the grocery store tonight so I can come back to this thread. DH & I haven't cooked dinner a couple weeks.
07-29-2005, 01:46 PM
ummm... last night was wine, 2 types of cheese, some bacon and salami, and more wine.
Not healthy in the least, but the wine made the rest of our days seem so much better. :p :rolleyes: :D
07-29-2005, 01:47 PM
Last night we had chicken quesadillas & spanish rice.
The night before that we had fruit waffles - yum!
I really, REALLY find it SO hard to cook in this heat. Week before, we ate out every night. This week we were better in that I at least cooked a couple days this week. We had tuna sandwhiches the other night and then sausage & peppers over penne last night (not so good this time as I used a different kind of sausage and it threw off the consistency and taste a bit). Tonight, out to eat and it better be chilly!!!
07-30-2005, 09:50 AM
Thanks, beachlvr! It was good, and - even better! - it was SUPER easy.
Last night was penne alla crudaiola and spinach salad with hard boiled eggs and raspberry vinaigrette.
Tonight we're going to a barbecue!
07-31-2005, 07:38 PM
Sesame green beans (rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, touch of brown sugar for the sauce and fresh green beans)
Turkey tomato sauce (used fresh farmers' market tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, carmelized onions and ground turkey). Sometimes we eat it with pasta but tonight we had it with whole wheat tortillas.
Pretty yummy and healthy.
Smoked salmon bow-tie pasta
Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies
08-01-2005, 08:34 AM
An old summer stand-by--pesto and pasta. I make A TON of pesto once the Farmer's Market gets their basil in, and then I freeze it in 2 serving-size containers, so we can have it whenever. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE pesto!
08-01-2005, 08:42 AM
We had a friend over,so I made chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and artichokes, herbed basmati rice, and parmesan asparagus. Thank you, Best of Cooking Light! ;)
08-01-2005, 09:17 AM
My homemade spaghetti sauce with 9 veggies, extra lean mini meatballs and dreamfields high fibre spaghetti.
08-01-2005, 09:20 AM
Baked mac & cheese and tossed salad. Not very interesting, but oh so good!
08-01-2005, 10:18 AM
Grilled Chicken with Bell Pepper & Herb Rub, Grilled Portabellos, Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash
08-02-2005, 01:11 PM
Whole wheat pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, spinach, garlic, and mushrooms, all topped with grated parm.
Roasted chicken w/ balsamic vinagrette, red potatoes, and green beans with a tossed salad.
08-02-2005, 01:15 PM
Grilled Shrimp marinated in Cuban Mojito Marinade(Trader Joe's)
Brown rice with red onion and pineapple
Salad w/ creamy garlic dressing
08-02-2005, 03:13 PM
last night we had tacos -- ground beef with a packet of "taco spices" added in, taco shells, red beans, saffron rice, and the usual assortment of lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese. it was very good -- and very messy!
Last night was thai steak, rice casserole and cheddar bay biscuits.
08-02-2005, 06:50 PM
Chicken Cordon Bleu....Steamed Zucchini & Squash...Tomato & Cucumber Salad
08-02-2005, 10:06 PM
Easy dinner: Tacos with soy beef, shredded lettuce and cheese, sour cream and salsa...and a side of vegetarian refried beans.
08-03-2005, 04:42 AM
Last night our neighborhood celebrated National Night out...So every street had their own block party! We all brought a dish and shared!! It was fun and really good!!!
08-03-2005, 07:28 AM
falafel w/ tzatziki sauce
tomato and cucumber salad with greek dressing
08-05-2005, 12:36 PM
Cheeseburgers on the grill....seasoned fries, fresh tomatoes and cukes from the garden!
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