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Dinner is a Big "?"

January 24th, 2014 at 11:08 am

We're not going out tonight, but I don't have anything planned for dinner either (I plan for 6 days a week and assume one night out). Ugh. I've eaten a super boring but inexpensive lunch (a pear, two fried eggs, chips and salsa leftover from F's lunch yesterday).

D will come home from work and assume I have dinner sorted out.

Options:
- something from next week's food list that we have in the house (but that is probably eggs and I just had eggs for lunch).
- polenta with red sauce and a side salad (we had salad last night; maybe peas?) or grilled cheese sandwiches
- stop by Sprouts and pick up a cooked chicken (the expensive option) and have it with something already in the house (peas?)
- goody plate made up of stuff left over in the fridge: toast, cheese, carrots (but since lunch was sort of unfulfilling, this might not be a good option; hmmm - do meals need to be fulfilling in addition to filling? probably yes)

I think it's the polenta. Inexpensive, warm, yummy.

Tomorrow - will take advantage of Sprouts' sales on gluten free items. Will increase the grocery bill in the short run, but save money in the long run.


5 Responses to “Dinner is a Big "?"”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    We are having tortellini soup for dinner, which is a favorite by all of us and there will be leftovers for a couple of us tomorrow. I don't always have a plan, but I do pretty good most of the time.

  2. Carol Says:

    I love polenta; puts me in mind of my childhood. We have side salad many nights in a row. Peas are tasty, too. Enjoy!
    Mmm, tortellini soup. We are having turkey loaf.

  3. snafu Says:

    Friday dinner here is most often 'buffet,' saucer sized plates of all the leftovers set out on the counter to help yourself. Last night as I did a quick check I realized the items were the ingredients for Pasta e Fagioli with a bit more navy beans [waiting in the freezer] and possibly my home made version of V8 if it lacked liquid when heated. I dumped all into a small crock pot, added some fresh spices and set low while I completed Friday's chores.

  4. just a thought Says:

    Sometimes you live to eat and other times you just have to eat to live! Sound like tonight might be one of those nights Smile

  5. Buendia Says:

    Yup - polenta it is! I love all of these ideas, though!

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