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Going out of town, need a quick homemade dinner for when we get home. Ideas?

ladyberd Feb 24, 2010 12:16 PM

Hi - I'm going out of town Friday, returning Monday afternoon. I need a quick dinner idea for Monday night. We'll probably be eating burgers and pasta while we're away so something healthy and quick would be great! I can either make it before I leave Friday and reheat on Monday or prepare something quick when we get home, so please share ideas for either type of meal! No restrictions - we eat meat, seafood, etc.


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    jenhen2 RE: ladyberd Feb 24, 2010 12:27 PM

    Turkey meatloaf or stuffed peppers. Both reheat beautifully, so I'd make in advance.

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      glacier206 RE: ladyberd Feb 24, 2010 12:35 PM

      This pasta with chickpeas dish uses pantry staples, is fast ,and is very tasty, especially considering how little effort is involved. It's also a bit different from the usual pasta dishes.


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      1. re: glacier206
        millygirl RE: glacier206 Feb 24, 2010 12:47 PM

        Sounds like a perfect night for cheese omelets. I love that kind of thing at the end of a busy day. Dead easy, fast, delicious and healthy - you can't go wrong.

      2. monavano RE: ladyberd Feb 24, 2010 01:00 PM

        Love the idea of eggs-omlettes, frittata (my personal fave!).
        Make a pot of turkey or chicken chili before you go. It'll taste amazing after a few days.

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          tastesgoodwhatisit RE: ladyberd Feb 24, 2010 11:12 PM

          My approach is usually to make stew with whatever's left in the fridge that will go off before I get back. Last time I ended up with beef, chick-peas, celery, onions, mushrooms, carrots and tomatoes, seasoned with garlic, white wine and thyme.

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            lexpatti RE: tastesgoodwhatisit Feb 25, 2010 05:39 AM

            ditto, I recently made a chili with leftover turkey (not ground) and everything else from the fridge/pantry - it's also a great way to use up before having to throw (since you'll be gone for a few days). Then we froze in ind. containers. We are renovating our kitchen so having a busy day yesterday, pulled out two healthy chilis and whipped up a salad = happy campers.

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