What's for dinner tonight

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Redfeathers, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    It's one of those days. I'm terribly bored so I figured I'd make a good dinner but just don't have any good ideas. I have chicken, eggs, potatoes, cheese, onions....everything to make a good dinner, but no imagination. Throw me some ideas you guys...seriously my brain is mush today.
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

    Jan 20, 2007
    Sorry I can't help you with those ingredients.

    Went fishing today, so we are having fresh blue gill filets, with ho-made french frys and ho-made rye bread. Prolly a couple cocktails first, for the fun of it!

  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    How much effort ya wanna expend? I have some ideas......

    Cut up the potatoes into small pieces, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper (or Jane's Crazy Salt) and rosemary/thyme/whatever. Roast in a 400-425 oven for about 30-40 minutes, turning a few times, until golden brown. In the same oven you can roast your chicken, bone-in or bone-out. Get it marinating before you cut up the potatoes in some vinaigrette or lemon juice, s & p, and olive oil. Serve with a salad or green veg and you'll have a delectable meal.

    More labor labor intensive ideas,... a potato gratin w/cheese maybe.
  4. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Or a quiche with the eggs, cheese, & onions.
  5. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Thank you Seachick The potatoes in olive oil and herbs is an excellent idea. I'm assuming I should leave the skin on the taters??
  6. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR

    Cocktails sound promising. I have some rum....hmmm
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    We just finished with fried eggs, bacon and toast. Yummy. Even the dogs got fried eggs tonight.
  8. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I leave the skins on because we have some gorgeous local organic taters with delicious skins.... but this method works great peeled or with skins. I shuld mention that it works best with "all-purpose" potatoes (yukon golds are our faves!!) and I have never tried it with the fluffy baking-potato kind -what are those called, russet?- but I bet it works fine. It's our family favorite. Neil and Olivia BEG me to make it; they's never eat rice, pasta or any other type of potatoes if they had their choice!

    Bon apetit,
  9. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Well I have them in the oven Seachick. They smell wonderful. I am also doing halibut and homemade tartar sauce. Thank you for the ideas. I seriously was just sitting here staring out the window spinning my wheels.

    I also thought about home made mac and cheese but I don't have a great recipe for it... I like the baked kind. I figure I'll get a recipe off the internet.

    MissPrissy I love breakfast for dinner too!! we have that a few times a month. Just can't wait for the girls to start laying eggs for me!!! argh...
  10. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Quote:This the mac & cheese that we like:


    3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
    3 cups scalded milk
    5 tablespoons butter
    5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 1/4 teaspoons dry mustard
    8 oz. grated cheddar cheese (sharp gives extra flavor)
    2 cups fresh bread crumbs
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan
    1 tablespoon butter, melted

    Cook macaroni in large pan in boiling water until tender. Drain and return to pan.

    While the noodles are cooking, heat the milk until it starts to steam but not until it boils.

    Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium to low heat. Whisk in the flour, salt, pepper and dry mustard and cook for at least 2 minutes. Whisk in the hot milk and cook until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese. Pour over the macaroni and stir together.

    Pour into a greased 13X9 inch casserole. Mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan and melted butter together and sprinkle over the macaroni and cheese.

    Bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until bubbly in center and golden brown on top and sides. Let cool about 10 minutes before serving.

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