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Monday, January 18, 2010

All the Suppers… so far

kosher foodMy LIST of all the suppers!

Updates:

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So. I started this food list in January 2010, after almost two years had passed since I last posted a summary of WHAT WE EAT around here.

I have cut and pasted and skimmed through several years of suppers to cull a list of dishes organized by category. I've left out desserts, drinks and Shabbos food… it’s just too much work. There are some breads listed here, but for more on bread, see my Bread Blog!

Notes:

  1. All of our family food is kosher. If I mention something like cheese on top of chili or spaghetti, assume those dishes contain no meat.
  2. We're not vegetarian, but we don't eat meat often during the week
  3. We also eat fish, and luckily everybody enjoys it, most of the time.
  4. None of us has any significant allergies, so we eat dairy, wheat, etc., all that good old-fashioned stuff.
  5. I try to push our dietary envelope slightly beyond the ordinary.
  6. I’m currently trying to include one vegan meal a week ("Vegan Vursdays"). Sometimes, my family rebels and plops grated cheese or sour cream on top of a vegan meal – I don’t stop them.  I’m doing it because I want to minimize our impact and dependence on animal products, and increase awareness… plus, I love a cooking challenge!

(our Thursdays are usually meatless anyway, for kind of the same reason that Catholics don’t have it on Fridays… going without for a day heightens one’s enthusiasm for the “special” meat meal on Shabbos…a little.)

(**for my own recordkeeping, I have now included all suppers from now going back to the beginning of February 19, 2009)

Soups:

  • Roasted-roma-tomato bisque
  • Pumpkin-carrot / ginger lightly curried soup (no dairy or coconut milk, just puréed for thickness)
  • Black bean & roasted red pepper
  • Mushroom barley soup
  • Carrot-ginger (pareve w/coconut milk or dairy w/evapo)
  • Chicken and roasted squash (can add a bit of cider)
  • Steak soup with tons of veggies
  • spicy corn chowder
  • Potato-Leek Soup
  • Leftover Shabbos chicken soup
  • creamy sweet potato soup
  • chicken/corn soup
  • creamy corn soup ( Imagine) from a package (Ted thought we should try it).
  • tinned Campbell's veggie soup
  • "French" onion soup
  • Mushroom soup from tins
  • Mushroom soup from scratch (harder, but tasty!)
  • Hot and Sour soup
  • Pea soup
  • "Fake" potato-corn soup with potato flakes, creamed corn, chicken soup powder, evaporated milk
  • Cream of broccoli soup (homemade)
  • Multi-veggie fleishik soup
  • Zucchini/veg puree soup
  • Carrot-zucchini soup (with a bit of potato), based loosely on this one but that actually looks a bit lame
  • Zesty potato corn chowder
  • Super-easy potato flakes and creamed-corn "fake soup."
  • easy broccoli soup (instant soup w/cooked broccoli; puree, add evapo milk 'till yummy)
  • Emergency miso soup (instructions here)

Breads:

  • Potato buns
  • Semolina Bread
  • Homemade pletzl
  • Sweet cinnamon-swirl oat bread
  • Oat bread
  • Maple-oat bread
  • Beer bread
  • Injera
  • home-baked Rosemary Focaccia
  • Indian flatbreads: poori or naan
  • Tortillas – love the flatbreads!  
  • Joy-of-cooking sourdough cornbread (on top of chili)
  • Homemade herb bread
  • Garlic bread – not really a kind of bread, just regular bread toasted with garlic and butter on it!
  • Scallion pancakes
  • I'm thinking of taking out this section. For more on breads, visit my bread blog!

Mains:

  • Pasta Variations:
    • Tortellini casserole with spinach/cottage cheese and tomato sauce
    • Penne casserole with cottage cheese & spinach (same as above)
    • Lasagna
    • Fettucine alfredo with fake-crab in the sauce (This is an exotic French ingredient! You pronounce it “faké crâb”
    • homemade spaghetti w/sundried tomato sauce
    • TED-MADE PASTA w/tomato sauce
    • impromptu "casserole" - ww bowties with creamy sauce made of the rest of the cottage cheese (not much), cream cheese (not much), spicy braided mozzarella (yum!), evaporated milk (lots), garlic (lots), salt and pepper
    • Macaroni,
    • Pasta with roasted-tomato sauce
    • Store-bought tortellini tossed with homegrown chard and garlic pan-fried in butter
    • Any pasta with easy homegrown-tomato rosé sauce (in season)
    • Homemade ravioli (never again, at least 'till kids are older) (oops, I did it again!)
    • Spaghetti with Yves Ground “Meat”
  • Meat Variations:
    • Beef stew made with AB’s beefy broth (make broth the night ahead)
    • Melissa D'Arabian's North African Meatballs
    • Sloppy joes (YM's birthday supper)
    • Indian spinach / lamb stew (tomatoey, serve over rice & w/indian flatbreads)
    • Beef ribs, crock pot overnight (link here)
    • Chili with cornbread (OR beer bread!) on top (family favourite!)
    • Meat stew
    • Pan hamburgers with mushroom sauce
    • Shepherd's pie
    • Ted fried Lazer Yitzchok sausages (amazing!)
    • Steak on the barbecue
    • Pressure cooker sausage risotto
    • Spaghetti with meatballs (could be chicken/turkey, too)
    • Hot dogs on the barbecue - boil them first for optimum fatness
    • Hamburgers on the barbecue
    • Hamburgers baked inside buns (looks bloody, tastes amazing!)
    • Skewered chicken on the BBQ - coconut-milk marinade
    • Steak. We all love steak!!
    • Meatloaf
    • Turkey sliders from Kosher by Design
    • Rice-a-Roni with ground beef (I think we didn’t like this much?)
  • Chicken variations:
    • Paul Newman Sesame-Ginger marinated boneless thighs on BBQ
    • Crock-pot sticky chicken or chicken wings
    • Buffalo chicken wings
    • Oven Sticky chicken wings (homemade teriyaki sauce - yum!)
    • Chicken & roasted steak-cut potatoes
    • Chicken puff pastries (w/leftover BBQ chicken)
    • Frozen chicken nuggets
    • Superstore chicken
    • sweet/sour chicken meatballs
    • stirfried chicken
    • Chicken and rice baked together in one pan (a family favourite!)
    • Pad Thai with rice stick noodles and peanut-buttery homemade thai sauce
    • stir-fry of garden peas, onions, red pepper and chicken in a peanut-butter sauce (kind of the same as above)
    • Chicken with coconut breading
  • Vegan main dishes:
    • Pareve polenta w/wine & mushroom sauce?  Roasted veg?
    • Homemade spinach pasta tossed in tinned diced tomatoes (pic here)
    • Falafel Veggie Burgers from Kosher by Design
    • Chili with cornbread (OR beer bread!) on top (family favourite!)
    • Ethiopian stews
    • Pareve (vegetarian, thick and hearty) stew
    • Perogies
    • Beanie burgers
    • Indian curry meal: potato/pea curry & tofu "paneer" darbari
    • Peanut-butter sauce tofu stir-fry on rice stick noodles
    • Oven-fried rice, with chinese veg and tofu to make it a main course
    • Fettucine with Vegan Alfredo sauce
  • Fish
    • Fish and chips – halibut deep-fried in beer batter – yum!
    • Frozen fish sticks
    • Teriyaki salmon
    • Tuna Noodle Casserole (from Kosher by Design Teens & 20s)
    • Cheapo frozen salmon.
    • Corny Salmon cakes
    • steamed turbot
    • Creamy salmon puff pastries (salmon salad, prepared pastry squares – easy!)
    • Take the fish, fry it in a pan; easy!
    • Salmon quesadillas
    • Salmon patties with lemon thyme and chives
    • Nice salmon fillets or steaks (steaks not so good for littles, though)
    • salmon baked with a pineapple-salsa covering
    • Salmon croquettes with lots of veggies mixed in and CREAM CHEESE mixed in - mmm...
    • Ted-made Lemon salmon
    • Dr. Praeger (the healthy kind) fish sticks
  • Vegetarian main dishes
    • Takeout pizza
    • Homemade pizza
    • Roasted Wheat and Celery au Gratin (old Recipes for a Small Planet recipe)
    • Quiche – various (red pepper, garden chard)
    • Takeout falafel
    • Matzah Brei, the supper of last recourse
    • Fresh corn on the cob - in season, maybe with soup, a meal in itself!
    • Baked Potato Bar - assorted toppings (can include chili for a more robust meal)
    • Leftover from Shabbos Pumpkin-Barley Risotto
    • Polenta! It is amazing! The best food!
    • Oven-baked mushroom crepes
    • Homemade perogies (dough recipe link here)
    • Scalloped potatoes w/ fake crab & mushroom soup

Sides:

  • Lettuce Salad w/Mango-Poppy Dressing
  • Latke-mix latkes
  • Spinach rice pilaf (with frozen Bodek spinach – easy!)
  • Couscous; with raisins for North-African meatballs meal!
  • Corn fritters - made with beer, mmm...
  • Sobey's takeout Shanghai noodles
  • Madhur Jaffrey basmati rice
  • storebought Superstore samosas
  • mashed potatoes,
  • stir-fried multicolour peppers
  • crusty baguette bread
  • vermicelli rice - nowhere to be found anymore :-(((
  • tinned peas
  • Basmati rice
  • Beans
  • Corn
  • French fries
  • Stir-fried multi-coloured fresh local seasonal peppers
  • Ditto only not fresh local… Peppers from Afar, with a bit of balsamic
  • Roasted local red and golden beets (yay, farmers' market!)
  • Fresh garden-grown peas
  • YM-made roasty potatoes
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Package of tabouli
  • Super-sticky Sweepoes (peel, cut, roast in oven, douse in homemade teriyaki sauce)
  • Roasted beets
  • The default: frozen vegetables

Enjoy!!!  I hope this list inspires somebody… it has certainly helped my own family pick and choose meals from time to time.

4 comments:

Yael said...

Wowee! I found your blog from Jewish Homeschoolers and I am impressed. Someone out there does similar things with food -- I have gotten some ideas for meals from your list. Thanks! I'll be back.

ayelet said...

This is so great. I am just starting to meal plan and was looking for some one who was doing this Kosher. This is an awesome blog. any way you could link up the recippees to the list?

Jennifer in MamaLand said...

Thanks, Ayelet. I will try to start linking recipes as I can, but many are just regular off-the-top-of-my-head things that I do... :-)

Laura said...

I love this list. I like to cook, but I always get so stumped by menu making.