Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What's For Dinner?

I'm a bored dinner cook...I feel like I make the same four or five things over and over. So, today I'm asking for your favorite "go-to" dinner recipes. What are your favorite easy, fast, and fairly healthy dinners for a weekday night?!


  1. Baked taters, green beans, cottage cheese with fruit/veggie annnnd sometimes some grilled chicken.

  2. I eat rice near constantly. When I'm feeling particularly adventurous-but-lazy, I'll do a stir fry with chicken or something. Veggies and protein and some kind of sauce, over rice. You don't even really have to know how to cook to make that.

    Also, if you're fish-eaters... and I remember just now that you aren't, so never mind. But really, if you don't eat them, they'll eat you.

  3. Healthy? I'm out.... =)

    Actually, I usually make baked pasta when I'm out of ideas. We also love love love ribs from Aldis and they are so simple, they already have the sauce on them and we just plop them on the grill.

  4. Balsamic Chicken Breasts

    A baking dish with chicken, seasoned with pepper and salt and balsamic vinegar poured in. 400 degrees for twenty minutes, lower oven to 350 and flip the breasts, another twenty minutes and done. Serve with a reduced balsamic vinegar from the stove, or as I do it with the excess vinegar from the baking. It's an awesome recipe if you like balsamic vinegar. It goes great with rice and some veggies.

  5. Well, I don't cook, but Chad makes tacos, burgers, lots and lots of salads, manicotti, chicken lettuce cups, lots of stir fries and Thai rice meals, lots of Greek pita meals. He also grills a ton - pork loin, steaks, asparagus, corn, carrots and onions, peppers, zucchini...

    I get lots of ideas from Real Simple and keep them all in a notebook that we reference a lot. We also have one of Rachel Ray's cookbooks and Chad uses one of his cookbooks from when he was in college quite a bit too.

  6. I am thinking that spaghetti may already be on your list...it is definitely on ours. As are tacos, fajitas, pizza (homemade? that's fun and a good way to get rid of leftovers) and the kind of meals Ethan described...hmmm I need to spice up our dinner life as well. Haha, pun not intended. Although I must say I got a kick out of reading your post thinking about our code...

  7. I make my version of Chipotle! I take chicken that has been pulled, mix in a little adobe sauce and ranch (not too much or it isn't healthy anymore!), some steamfresh rice & veggies pre-steamed, tortilla wraps, and a little shredded cheese. I pile this all in a tortilla shell, wrap it up microwave for 15 seconds, and I have the quick and healthy version of Chipotle wraps!


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