Tell Me About What ‘s For Dinner

November 9, 2017 - Comment

Mark asks… What would be a good recipe for a dinner? Ok, does anyone have any recipes for a main course and side dishes. Maybe there‘s something wrong with me, but I seem to screw up what kinda food goes with what. Also, how many people are the recipes meant for? I always end up

Mark asks…

What would be a good recipe for a dinner?

Ok, does anyone have any recipes for a main course and side dishes. Maybe there‘s something wrong with me, but I seem to screw up what kinda food goes with what. Also, how many people are the recipes meant for? I always end up making 4 times as much food as I should. I kinda wanted to make something appropriate for an intimate dinner date for 2 people. Any suggestions?

catfishexpert answers:

Remember:
One meat,
One vegetable,
One starch such as potatoes/rice/beans

Extras could be tossed salad or a fruit salad.

And maybe a dessert. A small cup of ice cream would be good.
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Look through these chicken & pasta recipes:
http://www.thatsmyhome.com/chickencoop/pasta.htm
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1. Dinner recipe videos, turn on your sound and click this link:
http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/CookingSchool/Videos/DinnerVideos.htm

2. Foil-Pack Dinners-turn on your sound (video):
http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/cookingschool/videos/videoplayer.htm?vid=579

3. Favorite Brand Name Recipes:
http://www.fbnr.com/finder/searchlists/134.htm

Take a look at these recipes from Campbells:
http://www.campbellsoup.com/Supper_Bakes.asp

20-Minute Meals:
http://www.bhg.com/bhg/slideshow/slideShow.jsp?slideid=/templatedata/bhg/slideshow/data/Quicktofixmealsunder20mins_ss_03022004.xml

4. In a rush? Smithfield, Hormel, Armour, Tyson have packages of PRE-COOKED beef tips, roast, pot roast, pork roast, chicken, ham, meatload. Use this for your meat dish with a side dish or two of vegetables, rice, or potatoes. You will find these packages near the meat section, they are not frozen. Ask a clerk for help.

5. Tyson’s fully cooked whole chickens are delicious. I serve them often with S&W canned sweet potatoes, Stove-Top dressing, microwave chicken/turkey gravy in jars, a canned vegetable, canned cranberry sauce, and frozen Pillsbury Microwave Biscuits which are better than I can make. A frozen pie defrosted and fully cooked. Perfect for one or two people at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

6. Another thing you can do is cook in a slow cooker or a crock-pot. You put the meat into the crock-pot in the morning and it cooks all day long. The meal is ready at dinner time. Crock-pots can be bought at your grocery store, WalMart, Target, etc. BE SURE to read the booklet that comes with the crock-pot.
Here are some crock-pot recipes for you:
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Beef Recipes in Crock Pot (see other types of meats at the very bottom of this link):
http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/beef-crock-pot-recipes/index.htm
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Chicken Recipes in Crock Pot:
http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/chicken-crock-pot-recipes/index.htm

TEXAS crock pot recipes:
http://www.texascook.com/crockpot/

7. If you are in a hurry, go to your grocery store and pick up a roasted chicken that you can buy in the deli section. They also have side dishes such as veggies, salads, desserts, and etc.

8. Frozen dinners are always a good choice. Our favorites are Stouffer’s, Marie Calendar’s, Michael Angelo’s, Boston Market’s. Just add a side dish, salad, or fruit salad. Desserts can be bought in the bakery section of your grocery store.

9. Ragu Sauces- Italian (in jars, just pour it on).
Scroll down this screen, click a category and then click “Find Recipe” at the bottom of the screen:
http://www.eat.com/recipe_landing.asp

10. Quick put together desserts:

Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk videos-turn on your sound:
http://eaglebrand.com/videos.asp?v=fudge#video
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Kraft’s Chocolate Passion Bowl (video):
http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/cookingschool/videos/videoplayer.htm?vid=342
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From:
http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1813,152181-233204,00.html
8 MINUTE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE
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Philidelphia Cream Cheese has ready to eat cheesecake Tubs:
http://www.kraftfoods.com/philly/readyToEat.html
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Video – New York Style Cream Topped Cheesecake:
http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/search/SearchResults.htm?searchtext=cheesecake&u2=cheesecake&scope=all&start=1&rsort=
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From:
http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1937,150179-246192,00.html
FROZEN PEANUT BUTTER PIE-no bake
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11. Tossed Salad (video):
http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-make-the-perfect-green-salad-5330

Caesar Salad – chef style (video):
http://www.ifoods.tv/site/video.jsp?video=91

Quick five minute Caesar Salad (video):
http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-make-a-Caesar-Salad-5311

12. Guacamole Dip video (peppers can be left out if you wish):
http://www.5min.com/Video/how-to-make-guacamole-3880

14. Chef Wan’s Recipes-Malaysia…in south east asia – pictures:
(Categories on the left hand side of the screen)
http://www.chef-wan.com.my/index.php?page=recipes

15. Video On How To Cook A Rib Eye Steak (turn on your sound), click this link:
http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-rib-eye-steak

16. Ramen noodles recipes:
http://www.budget101.com/ramen_noodle_recipes.htm

Steven asks…

What should I make for dinner for my boyfriend’s family?

I’m making dinner for my boyfriend‘s family tonights. Last week, I made them London Broil with mashed potatoes, corn, and macaroni & cheese, so I want to make something different. His mother is allergic to sulfates and hot pepper, my boyfriend and his father don’t like onions, his younger sister doesn’t like pasta, and I think that they don’t like seafood too much. I’m trying to stray away from hamburgers, hot dogs, and any kind of Italian, Chinese, and ethnic food. Just something delicious and American. I was thinking of barbeque chicken, but I’d like to hear some other options.What do you think I should make for dinner tonight?

catfishexpert answers:

You can never go wrong with chicken breast! Try skewing chunks of chicken with mushrooms, pineapple and maranating it with a House Italien Dressing like Kraft. Grilled/roasted vegestables such as zuchinni, eggplant and peppers make an exellent side dish with fresh bruscetta bread. Boil a pot of red potatoes with the skins on and mash them all together milk garlic, milk and a salt. YUM!!

Joseph asks…

What are some ideas for a quick and easy dinner for two?

So this guy that I’ve been dating, his birthday is coming up this weekend. I want to cook him dinner but I’m not the world‘s greatest cook. So I’m looking for simple recipes but that are tasty.

I also need something quick cause it will most likely be next Tuesday and I have work all day. If anyone knows of a recipe where I can prepare most of the stuff the night before that would be super helpful.

Thanks!

catfishexpert answers:

Are you saying it’s for Tuesday as in tomorrow? Definitely check out allrecipes.com – they have a ton of recipes, most of which are pretty easy, and the ratings help you pick out one that should be good.

Do you have any idea what he likes? Simply type in “london broil” (for instance), and then sort the results by rating, and look for one with a lot of reviews. Do you have a grill? Grilling makes cooking and cleanup pretty easy during the summer.

Here are a few suggestions based on different types of meat –

London Broil – try the london Broil II recipe. You’d need to put it in the marinade the night before, but it’s simple, and quick, and tastes great. If you don’t have a grill, try broiling it. London Broil’s cheap, and when cut and cooked right, it’s great. Just a note though – this recipe calls for flank steak, but it really should be london broil.

Http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/London-Broil-II/Detail.aspx

Salmon – there should be TONS of them on there – salmon is quick, easy, and doesn’t take much. Try the Salmon with Dill recipe. Only thing I would change is to sprinkle some lemon juice on top of the salmon before cooking – it will take away some of the “fishy” taste.

Http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Salmon-with-Dill/Detail.aspx

Whole Lobster – Expensive, but so, so easy, and fun to try to eat. All you have to do is stick it into boiling water and serve with melted butter. Directions for how long they take can be found on the bag they come in. Only downside is that they would have to be bought that same day, and, they’re messy, so they may not be great for a real romantic dinner.

Chicken Marsala – Easy and good – he’ll be impressed. Just serve it over noodles, and maybe make a Caesar salad and garlic bread as a side.
Http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-Marsala/Detail.aspx

Chicken Parm – Again, easy and good. Just put sauce on top and serve over noodles with a side caeser salad and garlic bread.
Http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-Parmigiana/Detail.aspx

I could literally go on forever here, but there are definitely a lot of easy and good recipes on there. Another suggestion, if you want to take on a challenge, is to make lasagna. You can put it all together this weekend, cover it, and then freeze it. Then simply cook it longer on Tuesday. Or you could do it the night before, cover it, keep it in the fridge, and then pop it in the oven for just over the regular amount of time on the day of his dinner.

While it would take a long time to cook, the actual day of would have minimal actual cooking – it’s just waiting while it’s in the oven. You use the time to make the salad and garlic bread, which are both simple. It also would give you a good chance to chat, have some wine, and enjoy each others company without being stressed about cooking. Another good thing is that he can bring leftovers into work for lunch for the next two days to show off haha.

One of the best lasagna recipes is here – it’s great, but takes a long time. It seems tough, but it really isn’t. Just very time consuming.
Http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Worlds-Best-Lasagna/Detail.aspx

A good basic/starter recipe is here
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Lasagna-II/Detail.aspx

I’ve made both – the worlds best lives up to it’s name, and the easy is still very good (although I edited it slightly – added some sausage), and saves a TON of time.

Anyway, if you just go to allrecipes, and you pick out a mean/main dish you want, do a search, and sort by rating, you’re bound to get something you can figure out.

Good luck!

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