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Ho hum what to do for dinner?

post #1 of 27
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I REALLY need to go to the shops and get some vegetables and have a decent dinner. Couldn't be bothered tonight though... tomorrow after my exam I'll do a big shop and stock the fridge.

So my choices are:

A meat pie
Mac and cheese (the just add water type)
Pasta (I don't have pasta sauce, but have chopped tomatoes and spices so can make my own pasta sauce)
A salad wrap
I've probably got chicken in the freezer, so could have that and rice (but I did that 2 nights ago)

Order in pizza...
post #2 of 27
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post

Order in pizza...
Ha! I was reading thru your post & was thinking we were debating the same thing & in the end -- pizza!

I'm weird, too . I like pineapple on my pizza, so that's the only prepared part ...oh, and tried to balance it out with a salad of arugula & red onion & shredded parmesan.
post #3 of 27
Order in pizza!!!!
post #4 of 27
I vote for pizza, too!
post #5 of 27
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You guys are a bad influence!!!

Now what sort of pizza
post #6 of 27
I was going to say salad wrap... you could add in that chicken... but I don't want to get jumped by all of the pizza voters!!
post #7 of 27
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I hate ordering pizza in the US from the big pizza chains... compare the Australian Dominos menu to the US Dominos menu .

There's 25 choices on the Australian menu and 8 on the US one. Boring!!! And Pizza Hut only FIVE choices!!!!!

Edit: AND on the Pizza Hut menu for the US it says

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There are a lot of mouths in this world, and we want to please 'em all. That's why there are so many different pizzas on our menu - each as distinctive as the person who orders 'em. So if you've got a mouth, we've got your pizza*.
Pssht!
post #8 of 27
Ew Pizza Hut is anyway..

Get onions, green peppers and pepperoni
post #9 of 27
DH has been out of town since Monday....this is the first night I've NOT had pizza and wings! And actually all I've had has been cheese and crackers! It's so hard to cook something up for just me! I mean I do have some stuffed shells my Mom made that just need to be baked up and have some sauce added, but I just don't feel like it!
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
DH has been out of town since Monday....this is the first night I've NOT had pizza and wings! And actually all I've had has been cheese and crackers! It's so hard to cook something up for just me! I mean I do have some stuffed shells my Mom made that just need to be baked up and have some sauce added, but I just don't feel like it!
I know, it's such a pain when they're out of town!!!!!

I've got a wee bit of pregnancy related heartburn happening and the pizza menu is SO uninspiring, so maybe I'll do the salad wrap after all...
post #11 of 27
Oh no, I loooove Pizza Hut pan pizza -- it's just the right kinda greasy dough...kinda like a giant foccacia or something We get half supreme & half hawaiian.

But sometimes (like tonight) I like the thin hand-tossed local pizzeria kind. Have you ever tried a white pie? No tomato sauce, just a cheese/garlic/pesto-ish pizza.

Or is there an Italian restaurant nearby? They usually have those wood-fired oven pizzas w/ fresh mozzarella & basil...here they have arugula, sopressata, eggplant, red peppers, etc.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
I know, it's such a pain when they're out of town!!!!!

I've got a wee bit of pregnancy related heartburn happening and the pizza menu is SO uninspiring, so maybe I'll do the salad wrap after all...
I get heart burn off and on, and tonight I've got it. So it's probably best I stay away from sauce for a day or 2. We'll see if I can make it! It's just goooood!
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Ew Pizza Hut is anyway..
Agreed! Domino's is far superior... but we have a chain here called Brooklyn's that's really good, too. (Okay, so they poisoned me a year-and-a-half ago and I haven't been back since, but it tasted great! )

My favorite pizza is just light cheese, with raw onions added after baking. People think I'm nuts, but I love it!

By the way, Mooch -- have you ever tried Pepcid AC? I always get heartburn from Italian, but one Pepcid just before eating eliminates it completely for me.
post #14 of 27
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Yah, I've decided to go for a banana and grapes

Actually the whole reason I went downstairs was to get my water, but instead unpacked the dishwasher, put the dirty stuff in, rooted around the fridge and freezer to see if something new had miraculously appeared (it hadn't), and fed the cats.

My water is still downstairs though.
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Agreed! Domino's is far superior... but we have a chain here called Brooklyn's that's really good, too. (Okay, so they poisoned me a year-and-a-half ago and I haven't been back since, but it tasted great! )

My favorite pizza is just light cheese, with raw onions added after baking. People think I'm nuts, but I love it!

By the way, Mooch -- have you ever tried Pepcid AC? I always get heartburn from Italian, but one Pepcid just before eating eliminates it completely for me.
I take Zantac if I get in a spell of heartburn for a couple of days. I took some tums earlier and so far it's helping. I don't always get heartburn from what I eat, just overdoing it with acidy foods or stress. I ought to just go for some Pepcid and not chance it! This time I'm thinking its a combo of things!
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Agreed! Domino's is far superior... but we have a chain here called Brooklyn's that's really good, too. (Okay, so they poisoned me a year-and-a-half ago and I haven't been back since, but it tasted great! )
Ah! I'm totally in the minority here as a Pizza-Hut-Pan-Pizza-Lover!
P.S. I've sworn off Domino's b/c the local one has poisoned me 2 or 3 times in a row!
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
My favorite pizza is just light cheese, with raw onions added after baking. People think I'm nuts, but I love it!
This is my favourite pizza place back in Australia - Zefferelli - check out their regular and gourmet pizza menu!!!!

My favourites are their marinara - tomato, cheese, fresh seasoned seafood tossed in garlic & parsley.

Satay chicken - Tomato, cheese, chicken pieces, marinated in a spicy peanut sauce, topped with chopped shallots & crushed peanuts

And the cheesy garlic pizza - olive oil, garlic, cheese

Their bases are hand tossed, the sauce is perfectly seasoned and they're soooooo flavourful!
post #18 of 27
There's a place here called The Joint that has the BEST pizza ever. They have a delicious whole-wheat crust (or you can get non-bleached organic white). My favorite is the chicken taco: thin crust, grilled chicken, taco seasonings, and topped with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. (It's on their eat-in menu only but they'll make it for delivery if you ask.)

http://www.eatatthejoint.com/aah/menu/

At least we helped you decide to not have pizza!
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
There's a place here called The Joint that has the BEST pizza ever. They have a delicious whole-wheat crust (or you can get non-bleached organic white). My favorite is the chicken taco: thin crust, grilled chicken, taco seasonings, and topped with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. (It's on their eat-in menu only but they'll make it for delivery if you ask.)

http://www.eatatthejoint.com/aah/menu/

At least we helped you decide to not have pizza!
Oh yum - the Spinach quiche pizza looks good!!! Actually they've got lots of yummo looking pizzas!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Oh yum - the Spinach quiche pizza looks good!!! Actually they've got lots of yummo looking pizzas!
I haven't tried that one yet, but I've been eyeing it and it's next on my list! The chicken pesto is sooo good, too. I tried a slice the first time we ate there and all I could say is, "This is SOOOO good!" over and over.

Surely there's a small "mom and pop" pizza place in your area that makes special pizzas?
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
I haven't tried that one yet, but I've been eyeing it and it's next on my list! The chicken pesto is sooo good, too. I tried a slice the first time we ate there and all I could say is, "This is SOOOO good!" over and over.

Surely there's a small "mom and pop" pizza place in your area that makes special pizzas?
There is a small pizza place nearby that does great pizzas, but now that the heartburn is kicking in, I don't really feel like pizza. Well, I would love some pizza, but I think it would make it worse. Bready/doughy things seem to make it worse.
post #22 of 27
Youve been rooting around the fridge?? With who? and how?
C'mon mate, you cant say that with fellow aussies on the board!


I was just going to say scrap everything and go for stirfry!
post #23 of 27
Has anyone else ever been to Apache Pizza in Dublin? It's not too far from Christchurch, as I recall. My brother and I ate there as often as we could on our Ireland/Scotland trip in 2001... just a hole in the wall, with tables and stools bolted to the floor in a basement "dining" room, but their pizza was thin and crispy and just great!

And there was a wonderful Italian restaurant in downtown Glasgow, too, but I don't remember the name, a fairly upscale place... they made me a fabulous foccacia-style pizza.

And long, long ago, in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., there was a tacky little Italian place called Gus's that had the most fantastic spaghetti and pizza ever! That was 38 years ago, and to this day, nobody else has come close!

Ah, Gus... where are you now, my friend?
post #24 of 27
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Youve been rooting around the fridge?? With who? and how?
C'mon mate, you cant say that with fellow aussies on the board!
They make everything bigger in the US, including fridges
post #25 of 27
We had pizza......the boys love it!
post #26 of 27
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They make everything bigger in the US, including fridges
post #27 of 27
I had ravioli. Not great but it tasted yummy. This is what I am having tonight! and hte recipe as I have never had it before but it sounds so good!

Baked Shells with Bacon and Mozzarella

6 ounces medium pasta shells
1 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup sliced scallions
24 red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes
4 ounces canadian-style bacon (1/4 inch dice)
3 ounces part skim mozzarella shredded
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375

Boil noodles according to package

Heat oil til hot in large skillet over medium heat, add scallions and cook until wilted, add tomatoes and canadian bacon. Cook until bacon is heated and tomatoes are soft.

Toss cooked pastsa with tomatoes mixture and add 2/3 mozzarella add salt and pepper. Transfer to baking dish.

Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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