Fend-for-Yourself Night

October 17th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Dinner, Pasta, Vegetarian

Please head over to my favorite style blog, Cup of Jo, for today’s post on Fend-for-Yourself Night (also known as F@#k Family Dinner.) Pictured above: My Egg and Cheese Tortilla; Below: Andy’s Cacio e Pepe.

While you’re there, check out the rest of Joanna’s gorgeous food coverage including, but most definitely not limited to: banana-chocolate chip muffins, olive oil cake, coconut hot chocolate, and veggie burgers.  (#One of these things is not like the others.)

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  • 1 Katy Santello // Oct 17, 2013 at 9:56 am

    At my house, we call it “Every Man for Himself” Night! Or, EMFH!! It is on Thursdays, and the point is to eat up all the leftovers from the week’s meals and not cook anything to be leftover going in to Fri/Sat when we usually eat out or get takeout.

  • 2 Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines // Oct 17, 2013 at 10:10 am

    We call it foraging night. Every man/woman/child to themselves.

  • 3 Jesse // Oct 17, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    i adore both of these dinners! and rarely do i get to eat them. luckily my husband and son both love the pasta too:)


  • 4 Nancy // Oct 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Those veggie burgers may just become my new fend for yourself meal!

  • 5 Row // Oct 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Perfect for “What’s for dinner? I dunno.” nights. Thanks! :)

  • 6 jennie // Oct 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    This is exactly what Friday night dinners were called growing up in my house.

  • 7 Carlinne @Cook with 2 Chicks // Oct 18, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I love the plate in your first picture!

  • 8 Carlinne @Cook with 2 Chicks // Oct 18, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I have to comment again after reading the post over at A Cup of Jo. So funny and both recipes sound delicious. I never tire of your letters to each other. Another awesome post!

  • 9 Ting // Oct 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    LOL! I eat dinner alone more often than I’d like to so I loved reading this article. Lately my eat alone dinner default has been chickpeas mixed with red onions, cilantro, spinach, cumin, and olive oil. Very fast & easy!

  • 10 erinn johnson // Oct 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    We have a version where I call it have whatever you want and I wind up being a short order cook for my husband and four kids. Even though it is a lot of work for me, the kids love it, they usually cannot believe their good fortune that they are able to have whatever they want.

  • 11 Angie @ Just Like The Number // Oct 19, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    What? Someone else has Fend For Yourself Night? It goes on the menu board every week, a big fat FFY. Everyone knows what it means, and everyone loves it!

  • 12 blissmamaof3 // Oct 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I loved this post! The pasta looks so good. I know what I’m having the next time my husband is working late :)

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