What's your favorite quick dinner fix?
- littlegreenpea Jul 6, 2007 01:28 PM
I can think of omelets/frittatas, quesadillas. What about you?
grill cheese, or add stuff to it to make it more pannini-like.
any pasta dishes
all weekday dinners are quick fixes!
Quick steak au poive
Leftover pasta - stir fry veggies/meats of choice, add cooked pasta, parm cheese and an egg or two
Definately stir fries
One of many but one that I am contemplating right now: Kraft dinner with fried slices of debreczeni.
Ma po tofu, made it last night (recipe from Mabziegurl on this board) and kept thinking to myself "Look how fast this dish is! Cooking the basmati rice is the longest part of it!" Just fabulous! Come to think of it, any stir fry is very quick IF you can chop up meats &/or veggies beforehand...in this particular ma po recipe, cutting up the ginger is all the chopping involved, well, and the chopped green scallion at the end.
Quesadillas and sandwiches. We almost always have cheese, bread, salsa and such in the fridge.
polenta with poached eggs
any veggies i have around and quinoa or israeli couscous
cereal (more the norm these days)
sandwiches...I especially love a grilled cheese (sometimes plain sometimes with interesting add ins and a cup of tomato soup)
and, if i'm feeling particularly naughty, frito pie
Scrambled eggs - throw in frozen bacon bits, basil, S&P and sometimes some cheese - eaten plain or served on toast or between a bagel: enough variety that we have it once a week without getting sick of it.
My other go-to for weekday nights is stuffed mushrooms. Pull the stems out & chop, mix them into soft cheese/yogurt/sour cream/whatever is in the fridge with bacon bits (my wife loves bacon bits...), top with a slice of fresh mozzerella & a leaf of basil (I love basil...) and bake at 200°C for 20 minutes.
"Clean out the refrigerator salad" we just had this for a big family lunch today and we all love it. Get your favorite greens ready and put out bowls of agreeable left-overs. We had ours with grilled corn (cut off cob) turkey, avocado, red cabbage, hard cooked eggs, pistachios, dried cranberries, and hard cheese.
Miso Egg Drop Soup w/ Greens and Wild Mushrooms
Grilled garlic veggies stirfried w/ Shirataki Noodles and sauce of some machination
Oatmeal Cakes... egg whites + oats + vanilla + cinnamon...
Beans come to the rescue at our house...
Bean burritos: Heat refries with green chilies, serve with shredded cheese, extra's include a bit of leftover meat or veggies, shredded cabbage, salsa, or sour cream (or plain yogurt).
Beans and Greens: Start with a slice of chopped bacon (always have some in the freezer), cook with some chopped onion, add a can of drained white beans, when hot, add about a 1/2 bag of baby spinach (best if chopped a bit). Add some water, broth, or wine if a little dry.
Ham, green peppers, onions tossed with leftover rice. Throw it in a tortilla with cheese on top.
Shrimp, garlic, & basil over pasta or rice.
Albacore tuna-lightly seasoned, american cheese on toasted potato bread. With a banana and a cup of lemonade.
pasta with browned butter or a seasonal produce
soup and sandwich varieties
I always keep stocks and sauce bases in the freezer frozen, so I have a wider variety to work from. There are very few dishes that I cant have on the table in under 30 minutes.