questionswhat's your "go-to" dinner?

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My "I'm too lazy to really cook anything" dinner is gravy with some ground beef crumbled up in it. Serve on white rice. If I go any simpler than that, I'll just eat leftovers from the night before.

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Baked beans and rice if I'm too lazy to get pizza (I'm too cheap for delivery).

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Leftovers is usually the way I go. Sometimes I do a potato and egg thing because it's good and takes about 15 minutes to make (I usually stick to leftovers though because they're usually a little more of a balanced meal then potatoes and eggs).

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A can of black or kidney beans with bbq sauce, chipotle powder and some meat broken up in it if there's any available. Savory Quakes and salsa. Sweet Quakes and peanut butter. Oatmeal or a can of soup if it's cold out. A large quantity of watermelon if it's hot out.

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Won ton soup made with chicken broth, frozen mixed veggies, and frozen chicken potstickers from Trader Joe's.

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Mexican. Always mexican. Takeout from a couple of chains nearby or quick nachos in the microwave with some cheese and a few other ingredients I might find. If no cheese, it will just be chips and salsa. Regardless, it will always be mexican.

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I am usually too tired to cook when I get home from work. So when I do cook I tend to make way more than we need and we just eat leftovers for 3 or 4 days. If we run out of leftovers and I'm too tired to cook then it'll be a frozen pizza night (or cereal if I'm home alone!)

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Jar of peanut butter. Jar of jelly. A spoon.

EDIT: I dont' eat the spoon.. just want to make that clear...

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I keep an emergency supply of canned chili in the pantry for days when I just can't be bothered to spend more than 2 minutes on dinner.

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We usually have some frozen pierogis at my house. I love to sauté them up with some onions, a couple cloves of garlic, and whatever other vegitables and leftover meat we have in the fridge. I cook them until they're nice and crispy and top them off with some sour cream. It's actually one of my favorite meals and it only takes a few minutes.

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If I'm not home yet I'll stop at Kroger and pick up some baked chicken from the deli. If I'm already home and don't feel like cooking there's usually some vienna sausage and crackers in the pantry I can munch on.

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Bachelor chow!

My usual go-to is ramen. Not just any old ramen, but brothless Indonesian-style Mi Goreng noodles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indomie_Mi_goreng

Man, now I'm sad that I have dinner plans tonight and can't just eat ramen.

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Tuna mixed with mayo with lettuce, tomato, sweet pickle slice on rye bread. Takes 2-3 minutes to make and deee-licious!

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Usually it's pizza, but when I'm sick of that (yes, it can actually happen), I like to take a can of turkey chili and a can of refried beans and mix them together. Put some in a tortilla with cheese and lettuce and you've got a decent burrito. Or spoon some over some chips with cheese and make nachos.

Or we have grilled cheese, or sometimes blue-box mac-n-cheese.

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@luvche21: 2nd on french toast. I'm a breakfast for dinner kinda guy when I don't feel like cooking. I usually don't have bread in the house, so eggs and stuff. Maybe pancakes.

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Vegan mac-n-cheese. Boil some short pasta, add unsweetened soy milk, nutritional yeast, and daiya cheese, boil and stir until mixed. Add baby spinach (if I have it) or frozen peas (if not). Easy, fast, total comfort food. I rarely get takeout, unless I'm sick AND really hungry.

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If it is just me and I have it, cheese and bread or crackers. Or breakfast cereal. Or if I'm tired of those, maybe a can of soup.

If my daughters are around, pasta with meat sauce is common (I normally have meat sauce in pint containers in the freezer), or frozen pizza, or soup and grilled cheese.

Rarely do I go out or do take out when tired.

(All of this presumes that there are no leftovers... leftovers, possibly doctored into something new, are always top choice unless I'm entertaining, and then the too tired scenario doesn't fit.)

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pretzels. I always have pretzels in the house and eat them when I'm not in the mood to cook. I recently started eating peanut butter pretzels, those will fill you up!

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Leftovers + salsa.
Mac & cheese + can of chili.
Pasta + frozen veggies + can of soup.

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spaghetti & meatballs, with whatever canned sauce I have around.

Care to guess what I had for dinner tonight?

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Beer = cereal in a can. :)

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@narfcake: Sounds good! Esp. the mac & cheese & can of chili. Mac/cheese & a can of white chunk tuna. Or a can of chili by itself. Hormel dinners - on sale around $2.50. Always in my pantry.

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I like breakfast for dinner, too. Often I have waffles (either frozen or individually packaged in a Costco bunch) with eggs and some kind of fruit or another.

Costco helps in the too-tired-to-cook department to no end. I often discover new products through picking up their monthly specials. That was the way I stumbled on their individual packets of apple sauce that are dynamite when I need something NOW but don't want to hit the candy. They're apparently designed for moms to give to toddlers; the package stresses how easy they are to open. They're easy for us old farts, too.

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If it's just me (he works nights), then i find some leftover thing and make it work. Or i buckle and make myself cook, but I hate to do so just for me.

If Hubby's home, and we just really don't want to cook, we'll hit up Little Caesar's. For $8.50 we have a pizza, breadsticks and marinara...normally spells enough food for dinner and a bit of leftovers for me at work the next day. Not great for you, but it's quite the bargain, actually.

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I find that if I don't have to feed anyone else, I'm really not that hungry at dinner. My current "go to" dinner is a Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Bar. Only 120 calories, 4.5 grams of fat and 0 grams trans fat. So incredibly delicious that I feel as though I'm sneaking a treat. And the bonus is that, if I do this a couple of times in a week, I can easily lose a pound or so.

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Frozen pizza, whatever sandwich I have makings for, or cereal.

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I have the best Vietnamese Bánh mì shop near me, but they close at 7. If I'm later than that, usually a homemade sandwich or something frozen if I'm really lazy.

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I think technically all dinners would be gosubs since they always return from subroutine.

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Four slices of bacon and 3 scrambled eggs. Takes about 10 minutes.

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Tacos. It takes just a couple of minutes to defrost and cook either beef or chicken. It helps that we always keep all the fixings in the fridge and love tacos.

Now that it's getting nicer out we always have Costco sirloin burgers and some buns in the freezer. Super easy and quick.

In college it was a jar or Mrs. Renfro's Mango Habanero salsa and a bag of Juanitas chips. Heat the chips in the microwave and I was set for the evening.

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Spaghetti w/ chopped clams in red sauce. $1.50 for the spaghetti, $1.45 for the can of minced or chopped clams and splurge on $6.00 marinara sauce.

Feeds four and cheaper than a single clam dish at OG.

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ChicKen StirFry RamenNoodles

Boil ramen noodles.
Heat up some sliced fully cooked chicken breasts in olive oil, soy sauce, and sriracha sauce in a wok/skillet.
Drain most of water from ramen noodles and mix in some of the seasoning packet.
Transfer noodles to wok w/ chicken, add a little more olive oil and soy sauce and stir fry.

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My discovery of eat24.com allows me to be both lazy and tired when it comes to being hungry after work.

I love that I can order delivery from tons of restaurants in my area online, but I also hate it because it promotes my laziness and takes my money.

In a pinch, I'll fry some eggs and have it with white Jasmine rice (which I always seem to have made), with a splash of fish or soy sauce on top.

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Just me: Grilled cheese. Or, if I'm feeling ambitious, I'll stop by the taco place downtown and get an order of the best fresh chips and homemade salsa I've ever had.

Cooking for the house: Pan fry some chicken and various spices, make some pasta and sauce, mix it all together in a pan with whatever frozen veggies are in the freezer with some cheese and more spices, and bake for a few minutes. Easy, and I have leftovers for lunches.