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12-07-2009, 09:52 AM
This is a tricky month so I thought a new thread would be in order.

My dinner tonight will be roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes, spinach salad and a chicken breast done in the GF served with mango/lime salsa.

12-07-2009, 10:06 AM
My dinner tonight will be probably 3oz of leftover turkey with 1oz melted cheese, 1 yogurt, salad with italian dressing and mixed fruit cup.


12-07-2009, 04:17 PM
Tonight dinner is out @ a Mexican restaurant. It's new so there is no menu posted. Yikes.

Usually in this situation, I manage to create a kind of taco salad with beans, minus the sour cream and fried tortilla - sometimes I get lucky and find a veggie plate... no chips, no margaritas, no beer. It's all about dodging the mines in the mine field.

Tomorrow, though, is crockpot ratatouille. I am SO excited about that. I'm using red and green peppers so it will be kinda Christmas-y, too... :wreath:

12-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Lucky me, no cooking tonight, we had company coming for dinner Saturday night and they bailed on account of weather, so I've got tons of leftovers. We'll have pork tenderloin, butternut squash mac and cheese, roasted cauliflower, and roasted butternut squash soup.

12-07-2009, 07:10 PM
are you missing a comma or is there such a thing as butternut squash mac n cheese cuz I might need to make it TONIGHT!

12-07-2009, 08:31 PM
I tried a new pasta made from amaranth, quinoa and spelt. Blech. I followed the cooking directions and it cooked up into a gooey mess. :barf: The plan was to have it in a veggie broth with chickpeas and spinach. I picked at it because I didn't want to throw it out, but I won't be buying that stuff again.

12-07-2009, 09:19 PM
Leftover chicken breast, steamed cauliflower with Parmesan, roasted zucchini & grape tomatoes.

12-12-2009, 02:25 PM
I second Cyndi. I'd like the recipe for "butternut squash mac n cheese" too!

Tonight is grilled T-bone, salad, zucchini.

12-12-2009, 02:50 PM
Last night was a concoction of butternut squash chunks, black beans, peppers, onions, garlic & 1 small can of diced tomatoes. It came out just right :)

Tonight is dinner out so not sure yet.

12-12-2009, 07:29 PM
Sorry I did not reply to your question Cyndi and Xan - yes, butternut squash mac & cheese. Just use your favorite homemade mac & cheese recipe and add butternut squash puree to the cheese sauce. It was delicious, and even the kids loved it (they did not know there was squash in there :devil:) I added about a cup of puree to the pan of mac, but I was trying to sneak it past the kids, so didn't want the flavor to be too strong. You could put more. I've seen recipes where they chunked it up instead of pureeing, so if you're not trying to fool a child, that's also an option.

DH wanted Greek carryout so I'm having a Greek salad for dinner tonight.

12-12-2009, 07:48 PM
I had planned a shrimp and veggie stir-fry but I'm too tired to fuss. It'll be a Lean Cuisine or President's Choice Chicken Tikki Masala and a salad of carrots, cabbage and cucumber.

12-13-2009, 04:40 PM
Roast pork tenderloin, steamed brocolli & cauliflower, sweet potatoes

12-13-2009, 04:48 PM
I'm trying Rikki's recipe,
with a side of sauteed baby beet greens

12-13-2009, 07:08 PM
Kale and goat cheese fritatta with leftover butternut squash soup.

12-13-2009, 08:36 PM
Schmoodle I'm going to live at your house

12-14-2009, 03:05 PM
C'mon over Cyndi, we've got a spare room!
That frittata turned out REALLY tasty by the way. It also had sun dried tomatoes and caramelized onions on top. I've been on a kale kick lately.
But you wouldn't be happy about tonight - meatloaf!

12-14-2009, 03:51 PM
I love kale after the first hard frost. I've got a bag of tops but ours is now buried under the snow.

I was planning Taco Bake but DW has an off tummy so it will be roasted squash, roasted eggplant & veggie burgers. I'll probably mix some beans with my roasted veggies :)

12-15-2009, 04:34 PM
mmm boring night tonight. Chicken Breast and Colli Its just me and the kids tonight so Ill find away to jazz it up for them

12-19-2009, 12:41 PM
It's a good day for soup, with a whole grain pilaf and veggie links on the side