Participation Required: Favorite Dinner!

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  1. So would that be the best meal I have ever had or my favorite. Best meal I ever had was similar to one you described but with venison in a raspberry sauce served with an appetizer of buffalo sausage.

    However favorite is also much like yours, cept mine is a bowl of black eyed peas served over fresh homemade, from scratch, cornbread! No box cornbread!

    Great Question!

    Question for you though would that be boxed mac and cheese or homemade, big difference?


  2. once a cc guru says:


  3. Reuben says:

    The stuff in the box is fine, but even better with the cheese you squeeze out rather than powdered.

  4. uriahisaliveandwell says:

    Really tender 7 bone roast beef with mash potatoes, beef gravy, carrots, onions and a tall, a very tall glass of 2 percent or non fat milk.

  5. erunner says:

    Sweet potato enchiladas. Get my large 6 carb tortillas filled with black beans, slices of sweet potatoes, etc. Topped with cheese and a green salsa. This requires no sides as they would only diminish my eating experience!

  6. Nonnie says:

    So are we talking “fav. junk/comfort food” or fav. food (like lobster and steak) that I would get only on a special anniversary??? Those are 2 separate categories for me. 🙂

  7. erunner says:

    Nonnie, Please share your junk food meal!! 🙂

  8. Nonnie says:

    Ok, E…My fav. “junk food” meal would be homemade tostadas or tacos with beef, lettuce, tomato, avocado,sour cream, and lots of HERDES salsa served with corn and green chile bake. Of course chips and salsa and guacamole would be in abundance. Sparkling water with lime syrup on ice.

    Erunner, is your mouth watering? 😀

  9. erunner says:

    I’m ready for my day thanks to you Nonnie!! Thank you! 🙂

  10. Michael says:

    Breakfast for dinner.
    Eggs, hash browns, sausage, toast.
    Strong coffee and Kahlua.
    I’m ok if I run out of coffee…

  11. Steve Wright says:

    I like a lot of things that I also eat a lot too – spaghetti etc.

    My favorite, last meal sort of dinner, would probably be a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

    Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, (never really liked cranberry sauce though)

    If I go out to a Claim Jumper or Mimi’s I will order that. Otherwise, I look forward to once or twice a year.

  12. Mike DeLong says:

    Sorry what is this Old Number 7 of which you speak? Is that a soft drink?

  13. I cannot describe how I loath mac and cheese… It is one thing I will not touch.

    My favorite dinner is beef, beef, beef and more beef… pretty much put whatever you want with it.

  14. Reuben says:

    Ye Olde No. 7 is more commonly known as Tennessee Sour Mash, or Jack Daniels.

  15. Ixtlan says:

    well, since its required….

    Range fed beef, locally raised. Tri-tip roast slow roasted in my smoker…. rare to medium rare…….. wishing I could drink a few beers with it.

    or, elk meat, cooked the same way, but a bit toward the medium side.

    or, a whole wild salmon, slow cooked on the smoker.

    Also, got to mention a good breakfast, with three poached eggs, sitting on top of a generous portion of hash browns, all covered with white country gravy, splattered with Tabasco or Cholula, three sausage patties, four strips of bacon, and black coffee. There are a few restaurants that cook breakfast all day and all night. They are my favorites.

  16. So will there be a favorite adult beverage thread one day?

    And give me mama’s fried chicken, veggies Southern style with lots of pepper, and a German Chocolate cake.

  17. Michael says:


    You forgot the sweet tea…

  18. Michael says:


    There used to be a diner/truck stop north of here in Bend that had huge breakfasts that you and I would enjoy the sin of gluttony at…can’t remember it’s name though…

  19. Xenia says:

    My favorite meal is whatever my Filipino son-in-law fixes me for my birthday. It’s usually adobo. He is such a good cook!

    The best meal I ever had was roast lamb at my god-daughter’s house. We still talk about that feast!

    But I usually just have a green smoothie and some toast.

  20. Xenia says:

    The best meal of the whole year is the meal at church where we break the Lenten fast! It’s a potluck that is heavy on cheese and sausage casseroles, eaten at 4 AM after four hours of Paschal liturgy! That first hard boiled egg just about brings tears to my eyes.

  21. Nonnie says:

    Xenia, Chicken adobo is awesome, especially served over coconut rice!

  22. Misty says:

    Michael @#18…would that be Daniel Boone’s Tom Tom restaurant or Jakes? Neither are in business anymore. I’m astounded by how much food so many of you can actually consume in one sitting! Ixtlan,wow! You’re the winner, lol!

  23. Shaun Sells says:

    We do payday pizza every payday, and it is my favorite dinner. We have it delivered, wash it down with a Coke and watch a movie with the kids and my son gets absolutely giddy every time we talk about it. Seeing him wiggle and dance for pure joy makes the meal all the better. My daughter is a lot calmer, but she enjoys anything that we call family time and we usually play a board game after the movie which she loves to do.

  24. Gary says:

    It wasn’t until I saw Claim Jumper’s and Mimi’s that my mouth began to water. I love CJ’s tri tip. I love Mimi’s onion soup. Alas, it’s been too long…

    But my favorite dinner is whatever I’m smokin’, especially beef ribs. Pork ribs are right behind. My smoked salmon and chicken are to-drool-for. Bbq chili is good too. I chase it with the cheapest store brand cola. Whenever we have a pot luck at church I get requests for my “barbecue”.

    Adobo! *drooling*

  25. Gary says:

    That sounds like fun! Who we share a meal with is more important that the meal itself. I’ve had some wonderful pizza over the years. The best was chicken and garlic at Abbey’s in Eugene, Oregon.

  26. Yardhouse Spicy Tuna Roll, a side of Jasmine Rice, a chilled Sapporo.

  27. Gary says:

    Now I’m thirsty.

  28. Shaun Sells says:

    Gary said:

    “Who we share a meal with is more important that the meal itself.”
    – that is the truth!

  29. Xenia says:

    Shaun, your payday pizza is wonderful and your kids will remember it with a smile for the rest of their lives. When my five kids were little, we used to have “Slurpy and Movie Night” every Saturday. My husband would take the kids to Blockbuster to try to pick out a movie that mom (me) would approve and on the way home they’d stop at 7-Eleven for the slurpy.

  30. PP Vet says:

    The wife is struggling to learn how to cook for fewer than 12.

    I know we were talking about just the one favorite, but I love anything that is made by her, such as the following Vet family classics:

    Honey baked chicken (rice and green beans)
    Lasagna (Italian Bread)
    Meatloaf (baked potatoes)
    Eye Roast (mashed potatoes and broccoli)
    Turkey broccoli bake
    Stir-fry (rice)
    Homemade pizza
    Baked chicken (Baked beans)
    Parmesan chicken (potato salad)
    Eggplant Parmesan
    Pork chops (stuffing)
    Ham (scalloped potatoes)
    Pot roast in the slow cooker (carrots and potatoes)
    Beef stew with cornbread
    Baked Ziti

    Sadly, she don’t do seafood.

  31. Jeff Sheckstein says:

    Chef Boyardee ravioli’s. Just like my bubba used to make in the Old Country.

  32. jamesk says:

    Fried pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy with a tall glass of sweet iced tea.

  33. j2theperson says:

    I love chicken thighs covered with almond flour and grated parmesan cheese on top of cauliflower chopped up and cooked as a rice substitute and and side of broccoli. It’s my favorite because it is both tasty and really easy to make.

  34. A big ole taco salad. With every imaginable thing I can put on it. Man, gonna have to buy the stuff to fix that Friday!

  35. Ricky Bobby says:

    Favorite Dinner, hard to narrow down, my wife is such a great chef.

    I guess if I had to choose “one” as my favorite it would be her Stromboli. No, her Garlic Spaghetti. No, her Garlic Chicken. No, her Chile Verde Enchiladas. No, her Pesto Pasta. No, her Prime Rib. Her Garlic Fries? Her Cream Corn? Her Broccoli Leek Garlic puree? Sorry, I can’t narrow it down. There’s a ton more 🙂

    Going out to dinner: My favorite is probably most anything from Good Wood barbecue.

  36. Ricky Bobby says:

    I guess we can’t really discuss opposing viewpoints, so I’ll stick to the “favorite things” threads.

    A favorite beverage thread, like Dread said, would be great.

    My votes:

    1. Ron Zacapa 23 year old sugar cane rum with mango juice on the rocks.

    2. Knob Creek bourbon with Coke on the rocks.

    3. Kahlua and shot of vodka on the rocks.

    4. White Russian.

    5. Black Russian.

    6. Red Russian. (I like Kahlua as does the host LOL).

    7. Miller Light.

    8. Shock Top with an orange slice.

  37. Ricky Bobby says:

    G said, “Yardhouse Spicy Tuna Roll, a side of Jasmine Rice, a chilled Sapporo.”

    Love sushi.

    Dragon roll with an ice cold pint of Kirin Ichiban, but yours sounds wonderful as well.

  38. Reuben says:

    Why not?


    All straight.

    Evan with cherry coke…

    I really want to try Makers Mark.

  39. Xenia says:


  40. Reuben says:

    I recently got a bottle of Stillhouse Distillery 100% Corn Whiskey Moonshine. All I can say is wow. You can actually taste the copper. Wow!

  41. Anonymous says:

    You owe it to yourself to do a side-by-side taste test of macs-n-cheese. We used to be Kraft Mac and Cheese loyalists, but we had to switch to Kraft’s Velveeta Shells and Cheese. Creamier by far.

  42. London says:

    Best dinner…anything with green chile.
    The end.

  43. London says:

    Yeah, BD…why don’t you try some other kind of Mac and Cheese? :mrgreen:

    Said, cause I know how much he really does HATE it.

  44. Linnea says:

    Once a year, I put it on the calendar….the heart-stopper special at JB’z: chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, a side of broccoli to make it kosher and the salad bar. Good stuff!

  45. Scott says:

    I think there is some strong evidence that an historical Kraft Macaroni and Cheese existed. However, my sense is that it is more of ideal, an ethos or some kind of creamy reality in the mind.

    Oh wait…wrong thread!

  46. RB,
    “Love sushi.
    Dragon roll with an ice cold pint of Kirin Ichiban, but yours sounds wonderful as well.”

    …if Yardhouse would serve Asahi it would be freekin’ perfect!

  47. London,
    “…anything with green chile.”

    …with an Asahi 😉

  48. Jim says:

    God makes the best stuff. Kill and eat, preferably from the ocean.

  49. Jim says:

    Maybe place a grill between the kill and eat… 🙂

  50. London says:

    With a Fat Tire, or if you’re really lucky, a Boddington on tap, never from a can.

  51. Q says:

    Maybe I am moderated for not participating in the Required Participation threads, so i’ll give this a try.

    Hard to say a favorite; I like Mexican, Chinese, we also grill a lot (steak, seafood…), strong coffee with breakfast (eggs, bacon) good bread, good bourbon and seasonal beer.

    I thought some on here would admit their love of lamb.

  52. #45
    Scott, I can show you ads and coupons that prove that Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is real.

  53. Linnea says:

    Scott @45….priceless! 🙂

  54. filbertz says:

    thanksgiving dinner with all the sides.

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