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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

need some good ideas for dinner. Sick of having the same things. Any ideas?

21 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Here are some simple and delicious recipes that I like to make for dinner often:

    Chicken Divan, Yummy Potatoes, Cheesy Broccoli Bake, Welsh Rarebit, Hawaiin Haystacks, Glazed Meatloaf, Tortellini Bean Soup, Taco Soup, Quick Veggie Stew, and Hamburger Special



    4 large chicken breasts, halved

    2 pkgs. frozen broccoli

    2 cans cream of chicken soup

    1 cup mayonnaise,

    ½ cup grated cheddar cheese

    1 Tbsp. lemon juice

    1 tsp. curry powder

    Simmer chicken until tender, cool, remove meat from bones. Cook and cool broccoli. Place chicken in large oblong pan or Pyrex or Corning Ware baking dish. Layer broccoli on top of chicken. Mix soup with mayonnaise, cheese, lemon juice and curry powder. Pour over chicken and broccoli. Bake at 350 for one hour or until bubbly. Note: cut chicken and broccoli into serving pieces. Also cover top of pan with foil–or not.


    1 (2 lb.) Bag frozen hash browns, thawed

    1 tsp. salt

    ¼ cup butter, melted (optional)

    1 tsp. instant onion

    1 can cream of mushroom soup

    ½ cup milk

    1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream

    2 cups (8 oz.) cheddar cheese, shredded

    cornflake crumbs

    Combine salt, butter, onion, soup, milk & sour cream: stir in potatoes. Turn half of mixture into a buttered 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with ½ of the cheese. Top with remaining potato mixture and cheese. Bake at 350° uncovered until bubbly, about 30 minutes. Serves 12


    1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli

    4 eggs, slightly beaten

    2 tablespoons flour

    ½ teaspoon salt

    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese

    2 cups cottage cheese

    1 cup mushrooms, canned or fresh (optional)

    1.Microwave frozen broccoli in 1 ½-quart glass casserole, covered with plastic wrap, 6 minutes on High, stirring once; drain well.

    2.Combine eggs, flour, salt and pepper in large mixing bowl; stir in broccoli, Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese and mushrooms.

    3.Pour mixture into 1 ½-quart glass casserole; microwave, covered, 10 to 12 minutes on High, or until almost set in center, stirring every 3 or 4 minutes. Or you can bake in the oven.

    4.Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

    Note: If fresh broccoli is used, peel stalks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, and microwave, covered with plastic wrap, 8 to 10 minutes on High, stirring once.


    ¼ cup margarine or butter (can be omitted)

    ¼ cup all-purpose flour

    ½ tsp. salt

    ¼ tsp. pepper

    ¼ tsp. dry mustard

    ¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce

    1½ cups milk

    2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 8 oz.)

    4 to 6 slices toast

    Heat margarine in saucepan over low heat until melted. Blend in flour, salt, pepper, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. If omitting the butter, just blend the flour into the milk. Wondra flour works well. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted. Serve over toast.

    4 to 6 servings



    Cream of mushroom or chicken soup (made with 1/2 the water)


    Kidney beans

    Green onion

    Cheddar cheese, grated

    Chow mein noodles

    Crushed pineapple






    Cold peas

    Green peppers

    Mandarin oranges

    Choose from among these ingredients what you want to serve. Serve buffet style, each person making their own haystack. To make the haystack, serve rice, then put the soup overtop and then put whatever ingredients you want on top of your own haystack.


    ½ cup ketchup

    ⅓ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

    ¼ cup lemon juice

    1 tsp. dry mustard

    1½ pounds lean ground beef

    1½ cups fresh bread crumbs (3 slices)

    ¼ cup finely chopped onion

    1 egg, slightly beaten

    1 tsp. beef-flavor instant bouillon

    Preheat oven to 350°. In small bowl, combine ketchup, sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and mustard. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients and ⅓ cup ketchup mixture; mix well. In shallow baking dish, shape into loaf. Bake 1 hour; pour off fat. Pour remaining ketchup mixture over loaf; bake 10 minutes longer. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

    Makes 4 to 6 servings


    several cups prepared tortellini, fresh, dried, or frozen

    one can black beans

    one large can tomatoes

    one onion

    vegetable broth

    Saute the onion in oil in the soup pot, fill with appropriate amount of water, add broth and drained, washed black beans, add tomatoes, bring to a boil and cook tortellini until done.


    Cans of:

    tomatoes with liquid

    kidney beans with liquid

    corn with liquid

    olives (optional)

    green chiles (optional)

    salt, pepper, and seasoning to taste

    Mix ingredients in large pot. Heat. Serve with grated cheese and corn chips.


    Frozen hashed brown potatoes

    Cream of mushroom soup & water

    Assorted vegetables (mushrooms, green beans, etc.)

    Mix ingredients together, heat, and serve.


    ½ an onion

    1½ lbs. hamburger

    1 can tomato soup

    sliced French bread


    Fry the onion and hamburger together. Add the tomato soup. Place on bread and cover with cheese. Broil till cheese melts.

    Source(s): Family Cookbook
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  • 1 decade ago

    You should make a nice healthy meal. This meal should consist of vegetable lasagna and peach enchiladas for desert. The enchiladas can be covered with a low fat vanilla yogurt mixed with peaches and Cinnamon. To make the enchiladas you put some peaches in the center of a tortilla and you cover it with a Cinnamon, sugar, and margarine syrup. Cook for about 20 minutes. They'll come out great. I made some today and they were delicious.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It would help if you gave us your weekly recipe list so we know what not to say :)

    but here goes anyway:

    Chili Beef or Mixed Bean Chilli (healthy option use pinto beans & chick peas & harricot beans as a substitute for some or all of the beef) stir in an ounce or so of maize flour to thicken and flavour your chilli

    Roast chicken peices with butternut squash chillies and lemon and garlic (all whole or diced) sprinkle with olive oil and cover loosly with a piece of tin(aluminium) foil, season and server with rice or cuscous or palenta or qinwa (not sure of spelling)

    Fried (seared) strips of beef served with rice dip the beef in seseme oil and salt mix and wrap beef and rice in lettuce parcels (easy and fun to eat)

    Om-rice sauted finely diced vegetables (carrots mushrooms onions peppers zuccini etc) mixed with boiled rice and seasoned with an all egg omlet served on top with ketchup writing ontop of the omlette

    Try these sites

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  • zen
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Broil some salmon, serve with cole slaw or salad.

    Brown some pork sausage. Serve with mashed potatoes and vegetable of your choice.

    Try carryout Chinese.

    Bake ham steaks with orange juice and brown sugar. Serve with baked potatoes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Something really good and really easy, idk if you're like college student or like a mom or w/e but here goes.

    Canned chili with beans

    Pre-grated Kraft Mexican Cheese

    Get canned jalapenos and dice them real small

    Any kind of smoked meat sliced up real small, fried spam works but isn't as good

    Put in on a deli roll with a hot dog

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    try orechiette, a type of pasta. easy to make and delicious. I make em with a tomato sauce with zucchini.

    ans why not a good bottle of wine too, and hop, you're in italy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    steak,mashed potatoes,chicken,spagetti,breakfast 4 dinner, pigs in a blanket (hot dogs wrapped in crissonts),hot dogs

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i use pita bread an make goat cheese pizza , with as many exotic toppings as i can .its quick and my kids can make their own the way they like .(use pesto sauce instead of tomato for a change )

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  • 1 decade ago

    lasagna, spaghetti, italian sausage, steak, brats, manacoti,

    Shepard's pie (hamburger, corn, mash potatoes), salmon, crab legs, Lamb Steaks, Vension Steaks, Shish-kabobs, meatball-kabobs,etc,etc,etc.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ceaser Salad Dressing

    For Dressing:

    Juice of one lemon

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt

    A few Twists of Pepper

    2 Cloves fresh garlic (through press)

    3-4 DROPS Tabasco

    2-3 drops Worcestershire Sauce

    A bloop of Grey Poupon (Or dry Mustard, use less)

    Anchovies (drain oil, rinse, pat dry, recommended 1/2 tin)

    For Salad:

    Romaine Lettuce

    Homemade croutons (cheese bread)



    After dry, roll anchovies and cut as small as possible. Put lemon juice into container, 1 part lemon and 2 parts extra-virgin olive oil. Add other ingredients. Put Romaine into salad bowl, add routons on top. Take ladel, add dressing (to integrate into croutons). Let rest for about 30 seconds, then gently toss a littl. Add parmesean, toss. Sprinkle with pepper.

    Fish Tacos


    3/4-pund Halibut Fillet, suitable for grilling

    Marinate 1 hour in:

    Salt, Chili Powder, Chopped Cilantro Chopped Green Onion, juice of 1 small Lime, and Olive Oil


    1 avocado, coarsely mashed, salt, chopped scallion, juice of 1/2 small lime, chipotle chili powder

    Taco Sauce

    1/2 cup non-fat yogurt, 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise, chopped cilantro, 1 clove garlic, 2 green onions, juice of 1 lime, 1 tbs (heaping) honey red pepper flakes, salt

    Blend until smooth.


    Butter Lettuce cups, black beans, thinly sliced cabbage chopped green onion and cilantro, shredded reduced calorie Monterey Jack cheese, lime wedges

    Asian Peanut Noodles

    1 pkg Angelhair Pasta

    Soy sauce

    Chunky peanut butter

    Fresh Cilantro

    Juice on 1 small lime

    Crushed peanuts

    Seasame seeds

    Boil angelhair pasta, then strain and put in fridge. mix soy sauce, chunky peanut butter, fresh cilantro, lime juice, crushed peanuts, and seasame seeds. I do not know exact measurements, so experiment with the sauce for a while. Take out pasta (does not have to be cold) and mix with sauce. put back into fridge to cool. serve chilled topped with fresh bean sprouts

    Homemade Fried Rice

    (many ingredients reqire estimation)

    1 bag Boil-in-the-Bag rice

    3 baby carrots, cut into cubes

    Cooked peas

    Cooked corn

    Soy Sauce

    Teriyaki Sauce

    Seasame Oil

    Olive Oil (to prevent sticking)

    Place wok and stand over high heat, and put small amount oil to coat pan. Put Carrots in pan to cook, then add other veggies. Add rice, and fold vegetables in. Add soy sauce and teriyaki sauce until rice is light brown in color. Add seasame oil, mix. Serve!

    Chocolate chip cookies

    1 1/2 sticks butter

    1/2 cup granulated sugar

    1 cup light brown sugar

    1 egg + 1 egg yolk

    2 tsp. vanilla extract

    1 cup + 2 tbs. flour

    1/2 tsp. salt

    1/2 tsp. baking soda

    Bitter- or Semisweet chocolate chips (to taste, i usually use about 1/2 pkg.)

    I got this recipe from Cook's Magazine, so if there are any problems refer to their website.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and melt butter in a microwave until about 1/2 melted (or fully melted, it doesn't matter). Put into mixer with both sugars. Mix until blended. Add egg and vanilla, and mix as well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix slowly to prevent spilling until mosly mixed, then you can up the speed if you wish. Add chips to taste and mix. Spoon about 1/4 cup dough balls onto a parchment paper-topped cookie sheet, and bake until golden brown (I think about 15 minutes, may be different)

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  • ari
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    you can search on the net for various recipes according to your tastes. you'll definitely find something

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