Okay, Chowhound cooks, I need some suggestions here. My boyfriend plays ice hockey on Monday nights (like tonight!) but he doesn't like to eat dinner before an early game unless it's easy on the stomach. Anything tomato is automatically out (pizza, marinara, etc). Bland is good (mashed potatoes, plain rice, cold sandwich).
So, what do I make for dinner? Obviously, I'd like it to be somewhat balanced (mashed potatoes are not an entree) and tasty since I'll probably be eating dinner with him (or snagging a corn dog from the food court later). I can think of buttered spaghetti with parm cheese, but that's kind of boring (to me) and I don't think I want that to become a standard Monday-night-meal. Oh! Chicken would be okay, I'm thinking, as long as it's not sauced or spicy.
Because I enjoy spices and sauces, my head just can't merge "bland" with "dinner I want to eat". But I know you, as impartial opinions, will be able to come up with some ideas!