Thursday, April 24, 2008

What's for Dinner?

Or breakfast or lunch? This is a tough question in my household. For the most part, I make all the food decisions for my family. That means they are at the mercy of my tastebuds and my stomach. I'm not a meal planner. I may have a general idea. Or I know what is in the freezer or fridge. Inevitably, I don't want that. I want something that I don't have to defrost, cut, chop, slice, dice, mince, boil, broil, bake, roast, etc. Okay, that sounds like I don't want to cook. Well, sometimes I don't have the time or energy.

Take last night for instance. I wanted the leftover mini burgers. Only someone raided the fridge before I got home. It's not like I called dibs or anything. There were sandwich fixins, but I just didn't want those. So, last night's 'dinner' were two ice cream sandwiches, the full fat ones. Can I just tell you it might have been the best dinner I've had all week.

I promised MJ and TY that we would have french toast for dinner one night. See, breakfast for dinner is a no brainer. Most of the time, the meal is easy to prepare. I always have eggs, sugar, and butter on hand. I have to ration bacon. If we open a pound, a pound we'll eat. I try to only have it at home once a month. The french toast for dinner this week came about b/c we had a bad breakfast experience on Sunday. I don't know about you, but I like a pillowy soft french toast with a little structural integrity provide by the crust. This stuff looked like it had barely touched the batter. You cut into it and the inside was pure white not creamy yellow. WTF!!! Did I mention it was hard. So, I promised I'd make breakfast for dinner. Twenty minutes is all I really need to make a decent french toast. This fits into my slacker way of life.

What do you do for dinner when you're pressed for time? Have an unhealthy ice cream dinner life myself? While the french toast might not be the healthiest, breakfast for dinner is a quick alternative. BTW, I'll have MJ slice some oranges and pineapple and TY blend up some strawberry/cranberry fruit slushes to add a little nutrition and some color.


Anonymous said...

As a master omelleter with many years of training, I now fear no unplanned dinner. The omellete is the way to go young butterfly. There is much wisdom in the ways of the omellete. [As QZ Judo Chops an egg ]

- QZ -

PS... it has been only 10 days!

Anonymous said...

... ok ok... 13 days!!...

Anonymous said...

LOL - AJ on the ice cream sandwiches! I ate the last piece of cherry cheesecake tonight for dinner. :) I just couln't bring myself to cook for just me ... and well, that cheesecake was going to be eaten with or without dinner so I figure my waistline will be happier with only the cheesecake! Hey, it had dairy & fruit, it can't be all bad! by the way - its me, beej, I can't remember my sign-in info. Duh me!

AJ said...

beej, I like cheesecake. You've got protein, dairy, fruit. I think you hit some of the major food groups.