Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall? Really? What's for supper?

I have less time to blog and surf nowadays (the net....cmon...)...
But every now and then I need some inspiration for the relentless question in this house:
"What's for dinner?"
So, I pass by my many cookbooks and go to the uber hip and happening 'net to find some cutting edge inspiration, especially on Fridays (which in this house, are usually meatless).

And so, this is just to kind of note that right now, all over the web, we've got all those lovely cozy inspiring "fall" stews and ragus and braises and whatnot.
Lovely.


Except for that it is STILL in the mid to high 90's here and if I could skip cooking entirely until it dips into the 70's or, even better, the 60's...well, I would.
My garden is long dead from neglect in the searing heat...
My inspiration to make healthy summer type fare was left in Italy for the most part....

And I'm whining a bit today I guess because I need to figure out a no meat simple easy quick simply tasty simple (did I mention I got very little sleep last night due to a wakeful fussy Gabey and a croupy Em?) supper for dinner tonight.
Not the soup's I love so much, because it's not autumn yet here, despite what the calendar says and what the web is cooking...too hot for soups.

Nope....I need some ideas.
So, if anybody is out there.....take pity.
It's still smothering hot here.
But a mom has to make something easy and kid crowd pleasing and meat free and easy for supper.
And it's NOT autumn yet...it's kinda summer, kinda not....and my creative brain is sizzled with the heat....
Little help?
What's cooking, meatless and easy, at your house?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this. http://agoodappetite.blogspot.com/2008/01/lentil-chili-with-cumin-green-onions.html
We make all the time during Lent.

Katie

Kim said...

baked potato soup (can be meatless entirely, or you can add bacon on top to garnish) - one of my favorites!

Or... lasagna... eggplant parmigiana... homemade pizza... and Pioneer Woman has tons of pasta recipes that are easy (the lemon basil pasta is SO GOOD).

Bethany said...

Black bean fajitas?
Grilled cheese?
Red beans and rice?
Alton brown has a recipe for bulgar wheat salad that we really like at our house. Sorry I can't link, I'm using my phone, but if you search on foodnetwork, you'll find it.
Veggie pizza?
Pasta is always a winner.
Stuffed peppers?
Mac and cheese w peas and tomatoes?
Veggie omelets?
Quiche?
Eggs however they like them?

Hope you find your inspiration before dinner time hits. Good luck! :-)

Christine said...

Pizza! Buy the crust and let the kids create their own. Or just override them and make mushroom pizza or fake sausage or whatever it takes. Or order pizza in, just a couple of cheese pies and make a salad. I hope you let us know what you settled on, Mama.

Musings said...

'Taco Salad' with Ranch Style Beans instead of meat. Layer your mixed greens, beans, cheese, chips, salsa, and sour cream. Yum! Fresh and tasty.

coffeemom said...

Great ideas ladies! Thank you so much! However, once again the day got away from me and I forgot about the football logistics...and so we picked up subway. doh. But now I have great ideas for next week and realize I have a new source for ideas! thank you!

Nora said...

It's Monday afternoon - and I am just about done with Friday, LOL! The hands down favorite for Friday around here (other than fish sticks, which I won't discuss) is cheese ravioli. Tortellini is pretty popular as a change. This week we had pappadams with assorted chutneys, curries, and a raita; leftovers figured heavily into that menu plan, which might not be popular with your littles. Black bean enchiladas are a hit with the grandboys. Spinach and beans with a cheesy polenta looks likely this week given the cooler weatehr.