Dinner Menu.. what are some favs in your house?

Kitty - posted on 06/03/2012 ( 37 moms have responded )

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What Kinda Meals do your kids/ family like as a weekly Favorite?

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Louise - posted on 06/03/2012

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Shepherds pie or cottage pie, sunday lunch is always a big hit, either roast beef and yorkshire puddings or roast chicken and chipolatas with stuffing. In fact my lot will eat anything from Indian, to french. As long as it is hot they will eat it!

Michelle - posted on 06/04/2012

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Homemade fish and chips, spaghetti bolognese, taco's, roasts with all the trimmings, corned silverside done in the slow cooker, frikkedellar (Danish meatballs), tuna mornay. We always have a heaps of vege's with dinner as well.

These are just some of the things I cook regularly. We also have homemade hotdogs complete with onions, bacon and cheese occasionally.

Tonight is chicken cacciatore with rice and garlic bread.

Michelle - posted on 06/03/2012

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Well I just started making a Cheeseburger Caserole. My kids and husband loves it. I've made it 3 times so far and there's nothing left when they are done.

Take hamburger and fry it to half being done. Put in diced onions and cook the rest of the way. Heat oven to 400 degrees and put the hamburger in a casarole dish. I used a big one.
Put shredder chedder on top of the hamburger..Put lots on there.
Then in a separate bowl , take 2 cups of busquick and 1 cup of milk and 4 eggs, beat it all up and dump on top of cheese evenly. It will soak down inside of hamburger and cheese.
Stick in oven for 30 minutes uncovered.

I also make meatloaf a different way... I take hamburger put it in a mixing bowl, get me some salsa, with or without beans in it. I use mild. Then I take colby, monerajack cheese combination. May want to get the 4 cup pack. I mix it up. put it in dish and bake on 350 for about 1 hour. Kids loves that too with baked potatoes.

These 2 are easy and simple to put together. The oven does the rest. Try it, its' good.

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Ashley - posted on 06/07/2012

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We love extra firm cubed tofu sautéed in sweet and sour sauce with mixed veggies and jasmine rice. It's my version of easy stir fry! Our toddler loves this as well as my homemade BBQ tempe and tofu pizza!

Sal - posted on 06/06/2012

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I put veggies in my spag Bol too but also a tin of brown lentils, tastes just the same but adds fibre and adds bulk to make it a bit cheaper too

Ilona - posted on 06/05/2012

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Lastnite's was mini meatloafs (check the kraft website) with homemade potato puffs (red potatoes/yams) I then dip in egg and bread crumbs and brown in a pan. The mini meatloafs are the easiest! They also love homemade mac n cheese casserole; which is just macaroni, tomato soup and cheddar cheese on top...

Stifler's - posted on 06/05/2012

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I can't believe i didn't put curried sausages in my first post. I make that at least once a week.

Stifler's - posted on 06/05/2012

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I always use frozen vegetables like beans and peas etc. If I buy them from the fruit and veg section they go to waste.

Sal - posted on 06/05/2012

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Every week we have some sort of roast, pork is probally my fave, If we don't have a roast it a corned beef.... That is my kids big favorite, there is usually a pasta anything from regulation spag Bol to home made ravioli or canaloni, we lOve curry either Thai or Indian we do almost every thing from scratch Friday we have home made take away pizza fish and chip yum cha hamburgers there is no routine of meals at our place, i love cooking and my kids are great at eating or at least trying a big variety....

Jodi - posted on 06/05/2012

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You can buy frozen spinach here, I've used it once, but I think it tastes like crap, so I ALWAYS buy fresh. But I don't really like frozen veggies anyway, except when they are in a casserole or something, and then they can soak up the flavour. Frozen veggies taste so different to fresh.

I've never seen canned spinach, not sure you can get it here.

Stifler's - posted on 06/04/2012

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I wasn't aware there was such thing as canned or frozen spinach :|

Margarita - posted on 06/04/2012

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Stiffler's mom, "fresh" spinach means not canned or frozen. It could also mean "not spoiled", but I suspect none of us would cook with spoiled produce. I know it's weird with so many terms like "natural" being thrown around without meaning anything specific.

For us, my munchkin loves "milkshakes" which are basically smoothies I make with frozen bananas and whatever frozen fruit I have on hand as well as skim milk, yogurt, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, and some honey. I also just started making "green juice" with watermelon, spinach, some apples and pears (with skins, but not seeds), some lemon juice,water, and agave nectar.

For breakfast I usually make eggs with a vegetable (spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, etc) and cheese or pancakes (I start with a multigrain mix and add ground flax seeds, yogurt, chia seeds, a fruit or veggie (pumpkin, sweet potato, zucchini, apples, etc) and some spices (cinnamon, vanilla, etc) as well as the milk, egg, and oil. I do make other stuff, but those are the biggies.

For lunch I tend to make things like pasta, just add some pureed veggies to the jar sauce, oven fried nuggets, and I recently discovered micro-baked chicken. She also likes hot dogs and sandwiches, so I try to serve those with oven sweet potato fries, kale chips or seaweed chips and some salad (she loves grape tomatoes).

We also love snacking on things like hummus with veggies, guacamole with chips, and yes, cookies and muffins, preferably with a healthy does of fiber. We don't eat a big dinner, so her favorite bedtime snack is cheese, prunes, and crackers. Not mixed together, just on the same plate =) Sometimes for a change she'll have yogurt with some cranberries and a peanut butter sandwich.

Genevieve - posted on 06/04/2012

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I have a food blog and love this sort of question. I started my blog after about a year of getting a conversation started every day on FB asking what people were making for supper. Now the thread gets to be about 20 posts long every day. It has given tons of my friends ideas and a way to talk about cooking without being judgemental. So I turned it into a blog and post recipes that I like to make for my family.

In our house one of my daughters fav meals is when I roast a chicken. I also have a really good from scratch garlicky marinara sauce that I do with spaghettini. We also like meatloaf, Pho soups, grilled chicken with Naan and tzatziki and a greek salad is a staple. We also like Butter Chicken. Many people skip over sausages as a meat choice. We use them quite often.

We shop very local and try to buy all our meat from withing 100km of our home, free range and organic. You can taste the difference!

If you want to be part of the suppertime conversations send me a message and I can add you on FB. I love to talk food!

Pamela - posted on 06/04/2012

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My family always loved my vegetarian lasagna, made with organic spinach lasagna noodles and layered with FRESH spinach, riccota cheese, a sprinkling of anise seed over the layer of spinach and a good organic pasta sauce. My layers were: pasta, ricotta cheese, spinach with the anise seed sprinkled on top and then the same layers repeated again. Topped with the pasta sauce poured over all, then with sharp cheddar cheese and then hand grated parmesan (not the box kind) over the top. All ingredients were organic.



Another favorite was tofu tacos. Mix FIRM (not soft) tofu with Bear's Taco Seasoning. Sautee in olive oil until browned. Fill the crispy type taco shell with shredded lettuce on the bottom, then the seasoned tofu, top with tomatoes avocado and shredded cheddar cheese. You can also use other garnishes like jalapenos, chopped green onions, etc. Enjoy!

Roxanna - posted on 06/04/2012

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Mondays its usually spaghetti or stroganoff, tuesdays lime chicken with yellow rice and corn, wednesdays its either Chili Beans or Pork chops , thursday; ground turkey with potato fries (or sweet potato fries) over rice. Fridays its usually Dominican food; Boiled mashed plantains with ham and eggs. We eat ALOT of ground turkey, so I experiment occasionally with Shephards Pie, meat loaf, even lasagna. I try to stay away from hot dogs and some fast foods.

Amanda - posted on 06/04/2012

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Spaghetti bolonaise or meatballs. Roast chicken with steamed veggies and gravy, steak with peppered mushroom sauce and steamed veggies, chicken or beef stir fry, beef stroganoff, fish, curry, burritos, enchiladas, chilli con carne, oven baked chicken schnitzle with steamed veggies. Bangers and mash are a huge favourite with the kids, but they pretty much eat anything, especially if it's served with carrot and broccolli.

Last week I made beef ragou in my slow cooker. As it gets into winter I do alot of stews and casseroles.

My son loves prawn pasta. I cook the prawns in a tomato, white wine sauce with finely chopped onion and garlic and kalamata olives. Chop some feta cheese into squares and warm them in the oven until they start to brown then serve the prawn and tomato sauce over spaghetti with a few squares of the feta cheese.

Michelle - posted on 06/04/2012

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I actually made a quiche last night (my partner doesnt like quiche and my daughter barely eats) I threw in some cheese tomato, chicken, basil and mushroom, My partner had seconds, and my daughter finished her dinner, only complaint is it needed something to go with it so might start throwing it in the mix and put a salad with it.

Chandra - posted on 06/04/2012

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Tacos! The kids love tacos, but they also enjoy making their own. They ready better when we have dinners that they help make.

Lady Heather - posted on 06/04/2012

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My kid loves anything Mexican so we have tacos, burritos and enchiladas a lot. She eats cilantro like chips. Ha. She loves spaghetti bolognese. Anything with rice. So just pick something and put it on rice. She's a big lover of beans, so veggie chili or just a black bean and quinoa salad works for her. She eats most things, but not hot dogs. Hates hot dogs and any sort of lunch meat.

Happy - posted on 06/04/2012

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Beginning to think I am the only American on this post! LOL Where are the hot dogs, pizza, chicken nuggets and hamburgers! LOL

Beth - posted on 06/04/2012

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Artichoke pizza--pizza dough, fontina cheese, marinated artichoke hearts and olive oil. It's delicious, my husband and I enjoy it a lot. And our 4 year old son is a pretty picky eater, but he gobbles it up. Cheap, easy, healthy and delicious, best recipe I've found yet.

Michelle - posted on 06/04/2012

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Sorry Sharon :-)

I love cooking and always try out new things. My husband is my guinea pig and I haven't managed to kill him yet so I must be doing something right.

Stifler's - posted on 06/03/2012

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Corned beef and parsley sauce with vegetables, roast (any kinds of meat), fritters made from the leftovers, rissoles/meatballs in diane sauce or gravy with steamed vegetables, reef and beef with curly fries, chicken with stuffing spread on top and baked in soup with cheese on top, potato bake and bbq meat, chicken stir fry, chili con carne burritos, beef stroganoff. We eat those things a lot .

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My kids love spaghetti bolognese. Any time I make it, I get loud cheers from both of them. They also love tacos and pumpkin soup. A new one that has just been added the faves list is vegetables in black bean sauce, it contains all of my daughter's favourite vegetables and I add a little beef to it for me and my son. The most recent one though, is a vegetarian laksa. It was so delicious and the kids kept giving me the "thumbs up" sign.
My husband recently gave up eating meat so our usual menu has been given a bit of a shake up. It's been fun trying new recipes and it has helped to introduce the kids to a bigger variety of food than they were eating before.

Firebird - posted on 06/03/2012

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I usually do this once every week or two... meatballs with mashed potatoes, gravy, mushrooms and some other vegetable. I'd have to say that this is one of my daughter's all time favourite meals. She also loves pasta and meatballs, but she will choose potatoes over pasta any day. I'll make up around 50 meatballs at once, baked them all and freeze what we don't eat the first night. It's just the two of us so they last around 2 months.

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It seems to change around here. Some weeks it is oven fried chicken strips, I found an awesome recipe that only uses 3 TBL oil. I use the same recipe to make a rendition of chicken parm.



My husband gets bored with food really quickly, so I can only repeat a dish for maybe two weeks then I can't use it for at least another 2 weeks. Otherwise I have to listen to him whine about how he isn't interested in eating anything, blah blah blah. He isn't picky, but he is a food snob.



Lately my fall back has been anything with taco meat. I've been using it a lot lately, since I can stretch a pound of meat over at least 2 meals.

It also seems to be all my daughter asks for.

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