Baby Daddy Birthday Help!

by Sep 24th, 2010 // Just for Fun

Baby Daddy Birthday Help!

Pardon the brief interruption from snack week, but we’re hoping you can help us think of an easy, vegetarian friendly dinner idea for the daddy of the house. That’s him (above) at a cafe in Paris Cira 2007.  No, he is not double fisting! He’s about to hand me a beer (see below).

It’s his birthday this weekend and my kid and I are hoping to make him something extra special. As you know, he’s a vegetarian. Got any brilliant ideas for us? Please and thank you.

PS: Happy Birthday, hunny. You are as handsome as the day I married you!

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27 Comments on “Baby Daddy Birthday Help!”

  1. 1.) Barbara
    September 24th, 2010

    Tilapia with fire roasted tomatos, black beans and taco seasoning. Really yummy!

  2. 2.) CookingWithMyKid
    September 24th, 2010

    Thanks, mom! My mom makes a good point. My vegetarian husband does eat fish. Pescaterian.

  3. 3.) In_AK
    September 24th, 2010

    Love the Moosewood Black Bean Chilaquile – http://www.food.com/recipe/black-bean-chilaquile-

  4. 4.) Shannon
    September 24th, 2010

    If your local farmer's market still has sweet corn I'd say corn chowder! Or maybe homemade sauce over eggplant parmesan. Oh, and I love the Star Wars apron!

  5. 5.) CookingWithMyKid
    September 24th, 2010

    he LOVES corn chowder. i think that will be our starter. i hope there's corn at the farmers market.

  6. 6.) Marisa
    September 24th, 2010

    I second the corn chowder! I have a yummy corn chowder recipe on my blog using tofu.

    Or maybe meatless lasagna? If it's still hot where you are, I have a cool no-bake lasagna recipe (again, on my blog) using homemade ricotta. Definitely special enough for a birthday.

  7. 7.) vermontrealers
    September 24th, 2010

    Nigella Lawson's onion pie is incredible! Onions cooked in olive oil and butter,salt, pepper and thyme, topped with a cheese scone dough. Delicious!

  8. 8.) stephanie
    September 24th, 2010

    corn chower and portabellos burgers?

  9. 9.) jaime
    September 24th, 2010

    def. do a corn chowder post – our garden bounty corn is almost ready to harvest!

    how about something with portabellos? grilled? yum.

  10. 10.) Tessa B.
    September 24th, 2010

    grilled marinated tofu (in an orange soy marinade) with grilled veggies over sticky rice? It's one of my favorites!

  11. 11.) Vegetarian Salmon
    September 24th, 2010

    Arancini- risotto balls. http://vegetariansalmon.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/

  12. 12.) Meera
    September 24th, 2010

    A yummy veggie lasagne and a great wine to go with it. You could also have toasted ravioli for starter YUM-O. Ofcourse some lovely candles to enhance the romance…that goes without saying. Have a good time!

  13. 13.) Sarah H.
    September 24th, 2010

    Polenta Lasagna. It's easy to make all or part of it ahead and it's soooo good. http://www.donnasday.com/act2/episode27_seg3.html

  14. 14.) Melissa Barton Mondr
    September 24th, 2010

    I heart portobello's, so I would make the ina garten recipe below or…. Grilled marinated portobello mushrooms with diced roma tomatoes mixed with olive oil salt and pepper with fresh mozzarella melted on top. Bruscetta style. Rachel Ray has a similar recipe.
    http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=27
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/por

  15. 15.) Melissa Barton Mondr
    September 24th, 2010

    I heart portobello's, so I would make the ina garten recipe below or…. Grilled marinated portobello mushrooms with diced roma tomatoes mixed with olive oil salt and pepper with fresh mozzarella melted on top. Bruscetta style. Rachel Ray has a similar recipe.
    http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=27
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/por

  16. 16.) judean
    September 24th, 2010

    what about corn and shrimp chowder? this recipe is amazing: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dy

  17. 17.) @KaraNutt
    September 24th, 2010

    Simple, Smokey Beet Cakes « Lucid Food http://t.co/YhhJMWF Looks good as a side for your Baby Daddy Birthday dinner.

  18. 18.) Robin
    September 24th, 2010

    The easiest vegetarian dish my kids love and actually know how to make is a penne pasta dish with onions, spinach & cherry tomatoes. Just sautee the onions and tomatoes in olive oil until you like them, toss them with the pasta and add a hand full of spinach, drizzle with olive oil and your done. Sometimes I add capers when I want it to be a little salty. Yummy! And not much mess in the kitchen.

  19. 20.) SmilynStef
    September 24th, 2010

    http://www.sidewalkshoes.com/2009/01/roasted-root

    This has been on my list to try.

    Happy Birthday!

  20. 21.) Becky Lynn
    September 25th, 2010

    Balsamic and Halibut http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laure… (although the balsamic is a little strong for halibut so I like to substitute it with sword fish or salmon) and some garlic salt and pepper grilled asparagus or stuffed bell peppers with cheese and herbs and breadcrumbs.

  21. 22.) gigi
    September 25th, 2010

    since he l-o-v-e-s pizza sooo much….i bet he would be thrilled beyond words to
    have a repeat of that wonderful vegetarian pizza that you and gus created earlier.
    oh my goodness…along with a great salad…i can just picture the smile on his
    face!

  22. 23.) Jenn
    September 25th, 2010

    Zucchini "crab" cakes – which would rock with corn chowder http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&n

    Or the more labor intensive but just as awesome lentil loaf http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&n

  23. 24.) Jenn
    September 25th, 2010

    Actually the crab cakes and corn chowder sounded so good it's what we're having for dinner tonight!

  24. 25.) Mariko
    September 26th, 2010

    I've been loving this cauliflower ragu recipe. I'm going to post it this week. Here's a link to the recipe: http://www.rd.com/home-garden/mario-batalis-penne

  25. 26.) Dana
    September 28th, 2010

    What about choosing a fun theme for his birthday dinner? Like you could decorate the dining space and go all out. For example, you could do a Chinese theme and make stir-fry and other veggie Chinese foods and decorate the table with origami and fun chinese food boxes (at craft stores) with food in them. Or Indian food with Indian decor. Maybe that's too involved? I just think it would be fun for the whole family and would make for a special birthday.

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