Thursday, January 01, 2009

What's for Dinner Tonight? Part 5

The simple menu at In-N-Out Burger [Sadly In-N-Out Burgers are found only in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. It's worth the trip.]

Classic In-N-Out Burger signDay after day, week after week, year after...(I guess you get the idea) the same questions come up -- "What do you want for dinner tonight?" and "What haven't we had lately?" To help us answer these questions I have kept a log of our evening meals since Saturday, January 27, 2007. That night we ate BBQ baby back ribs and Nassau Grits.

When the list became too long I broke it up into six-month segments:
January through June, 2007
July through December, 2007
January through June, 2008
July through December, 2008
Thursday, January 1, 2009 -- Lunch, Fish Fry at Kim's with three kinds of fish, hush puppies, cheese grits, baked beans and black-eyed peas; supper was soup and toast
Friday, January 2 -- dinner at Logan's Roadhouse in Pensacola

Saturday, January 3 -- chicken-fried steak, country gravy, black-eyed peas with ham, mashed potatoes
Sunday, January 4 -- chicken on skewers, rice, peanut sauce, corn pones
Monday, January 5 -- BLT sandwiches, bean with bacon soup
Tuesday, January 6 -- smoked pork chops, mashed sweet potatoes, biscuits
Wednesday, January 7 -- lunch at Wayne's Family Diner; soup for supper
Thursday, January 8 -- burgers, potato salad
Friday, January 9 -- charcoal grilled beef and veggie kabobs, steamed rice

Saturday, January 10 -- leftovers
Sunday, January 11 -- Kung Pao chicken, steamed rice, green beans with bacon
Monday, January 12 -- chili con carne with corn pones
Tuesday, January 13 -- buffet lunch at the new Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Atmore, Alabama; snacks for supper
Wednesday, January 14 -- leftover Kung Pao chicken, green beans, fried rice
Thursday, January 15 -- lobster bisque, burgers, potatoes au gratin
Friday, January 16 -- spaghetti and meatballs

Saturday, January 17 -- Joan's birthday lunch at Maria's & Bill's; soup for supper
Sunday, January 18 -- grilled NY Strip Steaks, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach
Monday, January 19 -- red beans and rice, with KFC
Tuesday, January 20 -- baby back ribs and leftovers
Wednesay, January 21 -- bacon burgers and Tater Tots
Thursday, January 22 -- taco salad
Friday, January 23 -- shrimps on a stick, chicken on a stick, spicy peanut sauce, rice

Saturday, January 24 -- take-out from #1 Chinese
Sunday, January 25 -- pot roast, Noodles Mary Westbrook, gravy, carrots
Monday, January 26 -- chicken salad, Stouffer's Corn Soufflé
Tuesday, January 27 -- pulled pork po' boys
Wednesday, January 28 -- leftover Chinese take-out
Thursday, January 29 -- Ken in the hospital and rehab, Jack fending for himself mealwise

Saturday, February 7, 2009 -- (Ken back home) Kim brought us a pot roast dinner and apple pie
Sunday, February, 8 -- Billy and Joan brought us his vegetable beef soup
Monday, February 9 -- shrimp salad from the jumbo Gulf shrimp Bill brought us
Tuesday, February 10 -- more of Billy's beef soup
Wednesday, February 11 -- Billy cooked the snapper (almondine) Bill gave us
Thursday, February 12 -- BBQ from Sonny's
Friday, February 13 -- BBQ from Sonny's

Saturday, February 14 -- burgers
Sunday, February 15 -- Subway sandwiches
Monday, February 16 -- Kung Pao chicken, green beans

(I took a break from the computer for a few weeks, but I am back again logging our evening meals.)

Saturday, March 28 -- Chicken Florentine, green salad
Sunday, March 29 -- BBQ from Sonny's
Monday, March 30 -- NY strip steak with Béarnaise sauce, rice and corn
Tuesday, March 31 -- burgers, Tater Tots
Wednesday, April 1 --lunch at Madison's Diner; snacks for supper
Thursday, April 2 -- bacon-wrapped filet steaks, crab cakes, mashed potatoes
Friday, April 3 -- tortilla soup and chicken pot pie

Saturday, April 4 -- take out BBQ from Sonny's
Sunday, April 5 -- Kung Pao chicken, steamed rice, green beans, crispy noodles
Monday, April 6 -- James Beard's Quiche Lorraine (with Nueske's Bacon), salad
Tuesday, April 7 -- Lunch at Jesse's Restaurant; dinner, left over Kung Pao Chicken and fried rice
Wednesday, April 8 -- BBQ baby back ribs, corn, fries
Thursday, April 9 -- Lunch at Miller's Pensacola Ale House; supper, Corn Pones and tomato soup
Friday, April 10 -- Bacon burgers, secret sauce

Saturday, April 11 -- Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, collards, country gravy
Sunday, April 12 -- Easter dinner at Kim's
Monday, April 13 -- takeout from Sonny's BBQ
Tuesday, April 14 -- lunch at the Wind Creek Casino, excellent buffet; snacks for supper
Wednesday, April 15 -- Northern Fried Chicken, potato salad, cole slaw
Thursday, April 16 -- breakfast at CJ's; dinner was lobster bisque, Chinese beef and noodles, peas & carrots
Friday, April 17 -- General Tso Chicken, spicy beef with black bean sauce, steamed rice

Saturday, April 18 -- burgers & fries
Sunday, April 19 -- NY strip steak with Béarnaise sauce, baked potato, creamed spinach
Monday, April 20 -- taco salad
Tuesday, April 21 -- lunch at Miller's Pensacola Ale House; salad for supper
Wednesday, April 22 -- takeout from Sonny's BBQ
Thursday, April 23 -- fried chicken, cole slaw, mashed potato, biscuits, gravy
Friday, April 24 -- lunch at Picadilly Cafeteria; supper was crab bisque, and biscuits

Saturday, April 25 -- lunch at Felix's Fish Camp; sandwiches for supper
Sunday, April 26 -- Philly cheese steak sandwiches, Rösti potatoes
Tuesday, April 28 -- beef kababs with veggies, pico de gallo with corn chips
Wednesday, April 29 -- crab cakes with steamed rice and black beans
Thursday, April 30 -- take out BBQ from Sonny's
Friday, May 1, 2009 -- Ross' Birthday Crawfish Boil with shrimps, corn, potatoes and cheese cake with raspberry sauce

Saturday, May 2 -- BBQ baby back ribs, potatoes au gratin, green beans
Sunday, May 3 -- burgers, potato salad, cole slaw
Monday, May 4 -- Chinese beef and noodles, green beans almondine
Tuesday, May 5 -- sliced NY strip steak, retro steak sauce, mashed potatoes
Wednesday, May 6 -- take out BBQ from Sonny's
Thursday, May 7 -- Northern Fried Chicken, potato salad, cole slaw
Friday, May 8 -- Skopelos On The Bay for lunch; sandwiches for supper

Saturday, May 9 -- Kung Pao chicken, steamed rice, green beans, crispy noodles
Sunday, May 10 -- Mother's Day dinner at Kim's: steaks and apple pie
Monday, May 11 -- chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, country gravy, corn
Tuesday, May 12 -- left over Kung Pao Chicken and fried rice
Wednesday, May 13 -- burgers, corn on the cob
Thursday, May 14 -- Coronation Chicken Salad on lettuce
Friday, May 15 -- take out from Sonny's BBQ

Saturday, May 16 -- chicken tortilla soup, Chinese Pie
Sunday, May 17 -- beef kababs with veggies, steamed rice
Monday, May 18 -- BBQ ribs, butter beans, potato salad
Tuesday, May 19 -- en route to New Orleans, lunch at Morrison's Cafeteria, Mobile, Alabama; dinner at NOLA Restaurant, New Orleans (an old favorite but definitely not a good experience this time)
Wednesday, May 20 -- lunch at Middendorf's in Pass Manchac, Louisiana; dinner at Desire Oyster Bar, New Orleans
Thursday, May 21 -- lunch at The Shed BBQ, Ocean Springs, Mississippi; supper at home, corn pones and soup
Friday, May 22 -- burgers, pico de gallo, Tater Tots

Saturday, May 23 -- Chinese beef and noodles, buttered carrots
Sunday, May 24 -- take out from Sonny's BBQ
Monday, May 25 -- Swiss steak, steamed rice, corn
Tuesday, May 26 -- Lunch at Ruby Tuesday; sandwiches for supper
Wednesday, May 27 -- Kung Pao chicken, steamed rice, green beans
Thursday, May 28 -- Lunch at Whistling Squirrel Whistle Stop Cafe; sandwiches for supper
Friday, May 29 -- leftover Kung Pao chicken, fried rice

Saturday, May 30 -- Bacon-wrapped filet steaks with twice-baked potatoes
Sunday, May 31 -- From KFC: fried chicken, biscuits, cole slaw
Monday, June 1, 2009 -- burgers, salad, Tater Tots
Tuesday, June 2 -- Lunch at Wind Creek Casino Buffet in Atmore, Alabama; supper was scrambled eggs, bacon and toast at home
Wednesday, June 3 -- chicken and shrimp gumbo, steamed rice
Thursday, June 4 -- lunch at Miller's Pensacola Ale House; sandwiches for supper
Friday, June 5 -- guacamole with corn tortilla chips, fried rice, pot stickers

Saturday, June 6 -- burgers, corn on the cob, potato salad
Sunday, June 7 -- take out from Sonny's BBQ
Monday, June 8 -- Beef Stroganoff, Noodles Mary Westbrook, Apple Market's green beans with Nueske's bacon
Tuesday, June 9 -- lunch at Scenic 90 Cafe; supper from McDonalds
Wednesday, June 10 -- Northern Fried Chicken, fries, Waldorf Salad
Thursday, June 11 -- chicken fried steak, mashed potatos, country gravy, skillet corn
Friday, June 12 -- backyard BBQ with family

Saturday, June 13 -- burgers, green beans, crunchy roasted potato wedges
Sunday, June 14 -- Kung Pao chicken, steamed rice, buttered carrots, bean sprouts
Monday, June 15 -- lunch at Flounder's Chowder House, Pensacola Beach
Tuesday, June 16 -- leftover Kung Pao chicken, fried rice
Wednesday, June 17 -- Steak au Poivre, roasted potato wedges
Thursday, June 18 -- lunch at Jerry's Cajun Cafe, sandwiches for supper
Friday, June 19 -- takeout from Sonny's BBQ

Saturday, June 20 -- lunch at Wayne's Family Diner; supper was McDonalds Premium Crispy Chicken Ranch BLT Sandwiches
Sunday, June 21 -- BLT sandwiches with gazpacho
Monday, June 22 -- taco salad
Tuesday, June 23 -- burgers with pico de gallo and Rösti potatoes
Wednesday, June 24 -- grilled chicken Caesar salad with corn on the cob
Thursday, June 25 -- Chinese beef, peppers and noodles, green beans
Friday, June 26 -- Birthday dinner for Jack (today) and Ken (last week) at Bill & Maria's: pork butt (aka Boston Butt) and pork loin smoked by Kim, salads, corn on the cob, birthday cake and ice cream

Saturday, June 27 -- lunch was Southern-style veggies (black-eyed peas, yellow squash, skillet fried corn, corn pones) at Joan and Billy's; sandwiches for supper
Sunday, June 28 -- takeout from Sonny's BBQ
Monday, June 29 -- beef kababs with veggies, steamed rice
Tuesday, June 30 -- lunch at La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant; leftovers for supper

Please leave a comment with a menu suggestion. Thanks!


Claire F Rich said...

Somewhere I heard red beans and rice were a traditional New Year's food. I love to make it in the rice cooker because it's pretty fool proof.

I want to try making tamales this week. I've never done it before and I don't have an Abuela to teach me. It'll just be me and googled recipes trying to figure it out.

Kenyo said...

Claire, I'll have a pork tamale with lots of green chilis in it, please.

Happy New Year!