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    What should I eat for dinner?

    My wife is bugging me to tell her what we should eat for dinner, and I have no idea what we have or any new ideas on what to eat.

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    Pork tenderloin...

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    marinate it in dijon mustard; then coat it in apple butter, and cook it covered for 45 minutes at 375; then uncovered for another 20-25 minutes. Make sides as you choose.
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    Well, if I go with food that eliminates tin foil, motor oil, broken plates, and last year's law books.
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    Barbecued spare ribs, mashed potatoes, yams, or maybe prime rib and baked potato, with apple pie--all homemade.

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    Ok we're poor or we at least try to live like it because we're freaked out about not having extra cash when we need it.
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    Mmm. That would be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenas View Post
    My wife is bugging me to tell her what we should eat for dinner, and I have no idea what we have or any new ideas on what to eat.

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    They say that you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, or teach him to fish and feed him for a week.

    Let me tell you, brother, this is not going to be the last time this happens. And it will be worse when you are working at a law firm up to your ears in stuff, and she calls you at 3PM and expects you to "figure out what you want for dinner." It is not so easy. You'll suggest one thing. She will say she does not have the ingredients. Suggest another - too much prep time needed. You get the picture?

    Let me suggest that the two of you work out about 10 meals that you both like to eat and she can make. Then it might be good to plan a menu for the next week or so. Doesn't need to be set in stone - she can move a meal, or substitute. But it gives her a place to start, knowing that if she makes that, you'll eat it, and like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenas View Post
    Ok we're poor or we at least try to live like it because we're freaked out about not having extra cash when we need it.
    OK, baked beans with sliced hot dogs poured onto macaroni and heated canned tomatoes. Serve with a glass of cheap but sturdy red table wine, nothing fancy.

    That's how we used to live in style, back in the day. You'll have fond memories.
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    Hamburger helper. Burger Thing. Bananas. Cracker Jack. The unidentified thing in the back of the frig. Imagine the possibilities...


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    My wife is bugging me to tell her what we should eat for dinner, and I have no idea what we have or any new ideas on what to eat.

    Help!
    They say that you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, or teach him to fish and feed him for a week.

    Let me tell you, brother, this is not going to be the last time this happens. And it will be worse when you are working at a law firm up to your ears in stuff, and she calls you at 3PM and expects you to "figure out what you want for dinner." It is not so easy. You'll suggest one thing. She will say she does not have the ingredients. Suggest another - too much prep time needed. You get the picture?

    Let me suggest that the two of you work out about 10 meals that you both like to eat and she can make. Then it might be good to plan a menu for the next week or so. Doesn't need to be set in stone - she can move a meal, or substitute. But it gives her a place to start, knowing that if she makes that, you'll eat it, and like it.
    I still get that! I usually say, "how 'bout that wonderful bean soup and whatever meat we have in the freezer?"

    Seriously, excellent idea, Fred. Although our approach to evening meals is we find something we like, eat it for months until we can't stand it, and then find something else. . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenas View Post
    Ok we're poor or we at least try to live like it because we're freaked out about not having extra cash when we need it.
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    I'm actually in the mood for some hotdogs.

    We're going to do eggs, bacon, and some dinner rolls. We need to go to the store again though I think, so I'm getting some hotdogs.
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    Breakfast for dinner?

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    My wife and kids insist on it at least once a month. Never figured out why, but its pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theognome View Post
    Breakfast for dinner?

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    Absolutely!

    Eggs with onions, peppers (spicy or bell), and either sausage or bacon go an amazingly long way value-wise for meals, and are delicious.
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    Baked spaghetti! Brown 1 pound hamburger, cook noodles and drain, add one can spag sauce. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes and you will have a great family dinner. Toast some bread, sprinkle with garlic and salt, and you've got garlic bread too!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawrenceU View Post
    Fried eggs, grits, bacon and biscuits. Cheap, easy, and sticks to the ribs.
    Grits...a major reason the South lost the Civil War. That, and collard greens...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
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    Breakfast for dinner?

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    My wife and kids insist on it at least once a month. Never figured out why, but its pretty good.
    We do it here too. My son calls it "backwards day". We'll have pizza for breakfast, and eggs and cereal at supper time.

    It's usually a Saturday that we do it, and at lunch time we start with cookies or cake and have grilled cheese sandwiches for dessert.

    fun, fun, fun!
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    I recommend "taco night". Just cook some ground beef. Put in the taco seasoning from Walmart. Get cheese, lettuce, sour cream , tortillas etc. Put it out buffet style and pig out. Cheap and easy. Plus...tacos are amazing.
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    I guess it's "make the PB cringe" time....

    An old room-mate taught me this dish, so all the blame falls on him.

    I use the higher-end Kraft macaroni and cheese, the one with the actual cheese in it, not the powder stuff, and mix in 2 cans of tuna packed in oil...

    I know, the crowd

    Of course it even tastes better when my wife prepares it....(I tell her that her cooking changes the molecular cohesion of the food molecules to make it taste better.)
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    My wife and I just discovered Kirkland "Italian Style Beef Meatballs" (precooked) in the frozen foods section of Costco. Delicious, and at $15 for 140 meatballs you can't beat the price. They'll last you a while in the freezer, and you can eat them plain, cook them with Prego spaghetti sauce on top of pasta, or even throw some warmed Campbell's condensed mushroom soup (w/o adding the water of course) on top of them as gravy.

    As someone who once was a starving law student many years ago, I know the criteria for meals: cheap, fast and easy to cook. My law school roommates and I survived for quite a while on rice with canned chili or Dinty Moore canned stew thrown on top. And a lot of fried spam as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeno333 View Post
    I guess it's "make the PB cringe" time....

    An old room-mate taught me this dish, so all the blame falls on him.

    I use the higher-end Kraft macaroni and cheese, the one with the actual cheese in it, not the powder stuff, and mix in 2 cans of tuna packed in oil...

    I know, the crowd

    Of course it even tastes better when my wife prepares it....(I tell her that her cooking changes the molecular cohesion of the food molecules to make it taste better.)

    Wow!! My wife has magic wifey dust!
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    Coked Chicken!!

    Throw some onion and garlic into a wok and fry it. Then throw in some chicken wings. Fry them a little and throw in some soy sauce. Stir. Then cover with Coke. Cover and leave for I think around 20 minutes or until coke turns to gravy. It takes some getting right but it is the best food ever made.
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    Pancakes? Takes some time to make, but they are pretty value-effective. In fact, I think I'm going to make some pancakes right now, and surprise my mom and siblings when they come home for lunch.
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    Last night we had pancakes and eggs. Good stuff.

    BTW, if the South had had one more bag of grits the War would have gone the other way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abd_Yesua_alMasih View Post
    Coked Chicken!!

    Throw some onion and garlic into a wok and fry it. Then throw in some chicken wings. Fry them a little and throw in some soy sauce. Stir. Then cover with Coke. Cover and leave for I think around 20 minutes or until coke turns to gravy. It takes some getting right but it is the best food ever made.
    You are talking about Coca-Cola, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookslover View Post
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    Coked Chicken!!

    Throw some onion and garlic into a wok and fry it. Then throw in some chicken wings. Fry them a little and throw in some soy sauce. Stir. Then cover with Coke. Cover and leave for I think around 20 minutes or until coke turns to gravy. It takes some getting right but it is the best food ever made.
    You are talking about Coca-Cola, right?
    Funny how the mind works. When I saw "Coked Chicken" I immediately thought of foundary coke, as in carbon fuel. So I was thinking he must have roasted the chicken to charcoal or something.

    But I suspect you were thinking of a different kind of coke. . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theognome View Post
    Breakfast for dinner?

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    We had breakfast for dinner at least twice a month growing up.

    Eggs with onion, tomatoes, avocados, cheese, etc., homemade biscuits and gravy, or my favorite--homemade waffles made with wheat flour ground about ten minutes earlier and with raw honey on top.


    Twice a year we had banana splits for supper! Now THAT was good (I'm an ice cream fanatic). We'd have bananas, pineapples, strawberries, and homemade chocolate sauce on icecream. My hubby thought I was crazy when we first got married and I suggested banana splits for supper one night.
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