wow, giving up pasta would be super hard…
my husband is a pretty picky eater. he’s been branching out more lately but gets really annoyed when I say “I didn’t think you’d like that” - it turns into a whole discussion about how I sound like his mother, and that just because he chooses not to eat something and would much rather eat something else doesn’t mean he won’t eat it - but I don’t see the point of bothering to make stuff he wouldn’t choose to eat on his own.
case in point was the frozen beer battered fish fillets I bought for yesterday. gorton’s, they were quite delish and actually tasted beer battered. I was impressed, esp because i don’t usually like breaded-fried things. I didn’t think he’d like them and got that lecture when I commented. :rolleyes: apparently the fish issue is only with plain fish… but I still think I could screw that up, because I think any food not smothered in sauce is “plain” to him. hahaha he totally makes my love of food and the kitchen so much more difficult…
anyway, to answer the question!
mac&cheeze with some veggies, peas or broccoli work well mixed in. pizza. pasta. grilled cheeze/soup/salad. just salad, but with lots of toppings. mexican type stuff like burritos/quesadillas/nachos. veggie stew. I second the pierogies and breakfasts for dinner!
all of those can be made fairly quickly if necessary, but you can also switch things up a bit either by making the standard stuff from scratch, or by doing it a different way. for example, try a white sauce instead of red for the pizza or pasta. or if you have more money and/or time, try a new ethnic food each friday! lots of indian, hispanic, eastern european, and asian recipes are meat free. if you have a larger grocery store, health food store or ethnic market around, you can even find frozen dishes that, while meant to be a single serve meal, could be used as a side for a family dinner.