A couple tamales & a corn & tomatos with italian dressing. Strawerries for dessert.
I am excited for dinner tomorrow, Mom & Dad invited us over, they are getting take out from the new Indian place in town. I am looking forward to trying it. =) Also we are all giving dad his gifts early. =)
I would always make a big pot of rice & beans. I prefer to cook beans myself, not canned. Cheaper that way & I can add just a tiny bit of salt & some garlic. Then add different things each night. One night add a can of stewed tomatos, another night a bit of shreded chicken & corn, etc. Do soup the same way make chicken soup with carrots, onion, chicken & garlic then add differnt things a few frozen peas or simmer a potato in it that way you can eat the same thing all week but keep it interesting. one of may fav cheap meals is 1/2 a pack ramen cooked and added to pan scrample an egg add a bit of dried parsely & a dash of hot sauce.
One of my favorite side dishes, or lunches: Cook white or Brown rice(or a mixture) when still just a bit warm add your favorite dressing (I prefer a vinegar & oil dressing.) mix in cooked beans, peas. other good mixins, dice ham or chicken or turkey, chopped veggies (green peppers, tomatoes, green beans, onion). I like to top a serving with a little shredded Parmesan cheese. uummm
I love a big bowl of hot beans with corn bread. (very good Recipe on PioneerWoman.com )
I am doing a baked potato bar... what is your favorite topping?? here is what I have so far:
Baked Potatoes , baked sweet potatos butter, flavored butters(garlic, lemon pepper, parmasan ) , sour cream brown sugar, cinnamon (for sweet potatoes) Cheese: Paramasan cheese, shredded mozzarella, shredded cheddar Veggies: steamed broccoli, steamed mixed veggies, steamed peas, salsa dice black olives, dices green olives homemade chilli with meat & beans , crumbled bacon , shredded cooked chicken , diced ham also taco chips (so people can make nacho rather than a potato if they wish) Frank Red Hot Sauce
I am trying to choose things that work together, so it's not just a mish mash of stuff on the table.
any other suggestions??
****Also is there a search feauture that I am not finding?? I didn't want to post this if it had already been a topic.
1. What do you think is the All-American dinner? All american meal, makes me think of Sunday Dinner with the family. So a dish like PotRoast with potatoes, carrots, onions & peas. with warm bread or bicsuts. or Roast chicken with mashed potatos & Gravy, green beans, and biscuts w butter.
2. Why do you feel this is the All-American meal? Sunday dinner with the family.
3. What state are you from? New York (Western New York, Niagara Falls area)
4. Do you think geography has any effect on what people think the All-American meal is? Yes.