What did you have for dinner last night?
This is a very popular thread on another forum I frequent. It's often hard to come up with inspiration for what to make for dinner. Well, if there is a thread full of what people just got finished cooking for dinner, then that is a great resource.
Last night I went out for Mexican food, so not much help there. But, the night before, DH grilled out and we had grilled ham, grilled pineapple, baked potatoes, and garlic bread.
I made "Chicken Picadillo" from the latest Cooking Light magazine. It's ground chicken, salsa, cilantro, onions, spices, and golden raisins all sauteed together and served alone or in a tortilla. Pretty good, very healthy, and makes good leftovers .
And we also had smoothies too, i love how filling they are if you add protein powder.
Later this week i'm going to attempt a Potato & Asparagus Spanish Tortilla (really a type of omelette). I'll let you all know how it goes!
Last night's dinner was Greek styled chicken breast, greek green beans and salad.
Tonight, I've alreayd boiled some chicken so I'll probably shred it up and fix quick Crispy Chicken Casserole.
I went out for dinner and had baby back pork ribs at an authentic smoked pork joint. Delicious, and served with homemade mashed potatoes and garlic green beans. Sweet!
This is not something I'd want to eat everyday, but I don't eat out very often. One has to enjoy life every once in a while. Right?
Raquelita, the last Cooking Light had some great ground chicken recipes, didn't it?
I'm also anxious to try the ice cream recipes in that one.
Last night we had these delicious Oriental Chicken Wings. It's a 10+ recipe (if you eat chicken) and you can use with chicken thighs or breasts as well. If the recipe was tripled, then it would probably work with a whole chicken too but that's your experiment at this point.
We've tried it with skewered beef as well and the result was great. Let the beef marinate like the recipe says, then skewer and roast in the oven. We haven't tried this with the grill yet but that's coming soon.
Serve with rice, and a salad.
I had an amazing dinner tonight at an Italian restaurant (I'm traveling for work) and now I am determined to find a recipe.
It was butternut squash/walnut ravioli, with tomato basil sauce and brown butter, and bits of crispy fried sage.
I am STUFFED and HAPPY.
Oooh, was it Biaggi's Restauran? They have a ravioli like that and the flavor is so yummy it reminds me of marzipan.
I'm currently eating half a jar of Trader Joe's Spanish Stew. I love their jarred soups for a quick dinner - they're healthy, flavorful, and fast .
Biaggi's Butternut Squash Ravioli
1 butternut squash
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 7 each squash raviolis
- 4 ounces brown sage butter
- 4 ounces chicken stock
- 2 ounces parmesan/romano cheese
- 1 ounce toasted almonds
Brown Sage Butter:
- 2 ounces unsalted butter
- 2 ounces margarine
- 1/2 ounce fresh sage chopped
Split the squash in two halves length wise and remove all seeds. Roast the squash skin side up for about 25-30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. With a fork, pull off all of the skin and place the meat of the squash into a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and mix well with a spatula or spoon, until it is smooth. Add the cream and mix well.
Melt butter in a saute pan until it is brown - about 10-12 minutes.
Add chopped sage to melted butter (it will foam a little).
Cool to 70 degrees, add melted butter and sage to margarine and mix for 3 minutes.
Add brown sage butter to a new saute pan, turn on medium heat until butter is melted, add chicken stock, and toasted almonds.
Drop pasta in water and cook until it floats, 4-5 minutes. Add cooked pasta to sauté pan and mix in the parmasean/romano cheese. Garnish with sage and parmasean cheese.
I had a nice lazy Friday evening grilled cheeseburger, a garden salad, and curly fries. While it's not the healthiest meal around, I skipped lunch and was looking for a quick easy dinner since I was hungry.
Oh, and we sprinkled the fries with Old Bay Seasoning instead of salt. That's a Baltimore thing. You'll find Old Bay around in lots of places that don't serve seafood and only fries.
The burger was made of lean ground beef, so the bad part would be the fries. I must admit it was the first fries we've ate in months, and I think it's ok to splurge into french fries once in a while.
Now if only Biaggi's Restaurant delivered, then the meal might have been a little different