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Old 12-21-2004, 08:57 PM   #1
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What do you make when you didn't plan dinner?

Do you order out? (pizza, chinese, etc?)
Or is there an old standby recipe that you make when you forgot to take something out for dinner and you really don't want take out?

Rachael Ray has her 30 minute meal show, but what do you do when everything is still frozen?

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Old 12-21-2004, 08:59 PM   #2
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Reservations.
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:02 PM   #3
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Reservations.
LOL!!

We usually walk down to the cajun place here by the house!

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Old 12-21-2004, 09:06 PM   #4
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don't gasp... but i open a can of soup.
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:15 PM   #5
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I open up a can of Roast Beef Hash.
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Old 12-21-2004, 10:13 PM   #6
 
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Pasta of some form, with a purely veggie sauce, as we always have fresh veg on hand...

Or if its really getting lazy in the cooking dept, toasted bacon and tomato, western sandwiches, or grilled cheese...

Tho' I confess very occaisionally, I'll revert to the Chunky Style Soup, or take a container of borscht out of the freezer and nuke to edibility...

Take out or restaurant feeding, with two children in university, is reduced to an"Event"that gets planned, generally well in advance!

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Old 12-21-2004, 10:47 PM   #7
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Grilled cheese
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scrambled eggs.
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:33 AM   #8
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Normally, we always have something about to eat for dinner.

But when we come home from vacation, and there is nothing prepared, just cook up some dried pasta and toss on jarred spaghetti sauce.

Since we live in the shrubbery, no one will deliver pizza.
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usually i never let us run out of food,i cook in huge quantities,so we always have something to eat,but if does happen sometimes,i cook something with eggs,cheese,or make sandwiches,or pasta with tomatoes and spinach,i always keep some frozen chopped spinach in the refrigirator...very handy and really good....or we go out to the nearest chinese or some mexican restaurant....
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:15 AM   #10
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we used to eat out and take out a lot, because we love good food and there are so many good restaurants around us, but now we do it out of necessity. so for us, if i only have a little or no time, we'll get take out or i'll fire up the grill and make some chicken or steak or fish. you can multi-task when you grill. there's time to get stuff done while the coals are burning down, and then when you toss the meat on (except for the fish, but that only takes a minute). meats only have to be checked periodically. we usually have the chicken topped with thai sweet chilli sauce, steaks and fish are usually plain or dry rubbed. open a can of corn or stringbeans and dinner's ready.
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