Tuesday, November 4, 2008

side dishes and shopping

ok my lovies, i need help.

first--what side dishes do you typically serve? i am in a food rut. a rut i tell you. the girl and the hubs prefer carbs (mac & cheese, potatoes in any form, etc.) and the boy...he's an enigma. he eats meat and veggies (mostly cos i force the issue) but i'm stumped for interesting sides. for all you freaks uh, cooks out there, please share with me yummy sides that your family actually eats. i'll try just about anything.

second--i've been sitting here window-online-shopping tonight as the hubs is about to have a stroke over the election results so far. do you shop online? what are your favorite shopping sites? i do amazon and covet a lot of things at signals, wireless, uncommon goods and the usual suspects (wasn't that a kickass movie?) target, toysrus, etc.

so, that's what i need from you, recipes and online shopping sites. ok, go! : )


broad minded said...

poor hubs. although i know he doesn't believe this, it really will be ok.

now as a cook/freak let me share some interesting easy sides (tell me which ones interest you and i will email you instructions): broiled asparagus, sauteed squash and zucchini, squash casserole, spinach and salsa, roasted potatoes, sweet potato fries

most of my shopping is clothes related: old navy, boden, jjill, children's place, gymboree, ann taylor loft, aldo, crate and barrel, barnes and noble, williams sonoma, pottery barn, pottery barn kids, land of nod.

Kristin.... said...

We always have a vegetable or two at dinner~broccoli, corn, beats, mixed veggies, etc.
We also have some sort of a side~fries, potatoes, couscous, rice or pasta.
I shop at Amazon, Old Navy, Lands End, Gymboree, Childrens Place, William Sonoma, Barnes & Noble or Borders. I'm not very original.

Sherendipity said...

Every once in a while, I like to add a little easy variety with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, or a veggie plate with a few interesting dips. The raw veggies have more nutrients, and the kids willingly eat them, in large quantities.
Cold salads are nice for a change, too. Tossed, ceasar, potato, greek pasta, there are limitless varieties.

creative kerfuffle said...

thanks for the side dish recommendations. i do make some of those but ultimately my challenge is force feeding the three of them (yes, including the hubs) veggies.
and not to dis you my dears, but i was looking for something DIFFERENT w/ the shopping sites : ) he he