Whats for dinner
Dorian
Posted 2009-01-19 10:06 AM (#19439)
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Hey Ladies,

I'm always looking for new dishes for dinner. And I love talking food so...What did you have for dinner last night? And what's for dinner tonight?

As it's only 7 here, I have no idea what's for dinner here, will probably pick something up at the store. But last night we had beef ribs, with mashed tators, gravy and corn.

Preheat oven to 350.

Take a heavy cast iron skillet with a lid, or a dutch oven. Spice your ribs with salt, pepper, paprika, and basil (or whatever spices you like). Brown the ribs in the skillet with a few tbls oil, take ribs out and put on a plate. Drain out all but 2 Tbls oil from skillet. Add sliced onion, chopped garlic, chopped carrot and a pinch of the seasonings you used on the ribs. Soften the onion, then add 1 1/2 cups chicken or beef broth. Bring to a boil. Turn off stove, put ribs back in skillet, put a lid on and place in oven. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs.

You can either boil the liquid to condense it and poor over ribs as a sauce, or you can use it to make gravy with.

MMMMMM!

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Jess
Posted 2009-01-19 1:16 PM (#19455 - in reply to #19439)
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Okay, don't throw things at me, but I have a pre-made Chicken Alfredo planned for dinner. The kind that comes in a box and you just throw it in the oven. Too tired to cook lately, and this beats fast food. Ah, well.

I will probably throw in some yummy peas and some other veggie, to make it a better all around meal. Then cobbler for dessert - again, pre-made from the store. What can you do, really? Hehe. 

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Posted 2009-01-19 2:04 PM (#19466 - in reply to #19439)
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Mmmmmmmmmm .... good food .... one of my favorite topics ...

Jess ... lol ... nothing wrong with taking advantage of some prepared meals ... especially with a young family. Much better than fast food.

Dorian ... that recipe sounds so yummy ... I have to try this sometime soon ... I almost never cook beef ribs but my family loves to order them when he eat out ... I am wondering if this would work in a crock-pot.

I love to use my crockpot all year round ... I am using it today, as a matter of fact ...

we are having pork loins and veggies ..

I season the pork loins ... today it was a "rotisserie"  flavor ... I used paprika, onion and garlic powders, pepper and some sea salt (I use very little salt) ... which I rubbed onto the pork and dusted them with flour ... I browned in olive oil in the skillet ... I put a little hot water in the skillet after and scrape the juices and pour it over the pork in the crock-pot for flavor afterwards ...

I peeled and cut up sweet potatoes, sliced a small onion ... added a couple of celery stalks  to the crock-pot ... poured about a cup of chicken broth and water over them ... put the pork on top, poured the pan juices over, sprinkled parsley on top and set it on high for one hour and then turned down to low ... mmmmm ... it smells mouth-watering in here all day ...

just before we eat I will steam some green veggies to go with the pork and potatoes ...

mmmmmmmm ...   Pat

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logcabin1961
Posted 2009-01-19 2:08 PM (#19467 - in reply to #19455)
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Well, yesterday we had a traditional English Sunday dinner of Roast Beef, Roast Potatoes, Roast Parsnips, Yorkshire Pudding, Carrots, Broccoli, Cabbage and gravy.

Tonight we had a Chicken Casserole with vegetables.

All cooked by DH who happens to be quite a competent cook when he wants to be.

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Posted 2009-01-19 4:06 PM (#19479 - in reply to #19467)
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jess - not a thing wrong with box meals especially when you are preggers!!

yesterday, i made spaghetti sauce in the crockpot - LOADED with mushrooms too!!!  girls can't stand 'em, but we LOVE them so i put in the LARGE can since there was nobody to fuss about it cooked the noodles, some broccoli florets and heated up some frozen garlic bread = see jess?  store bought and i ain't even close to preggers . . .

tonight maybe i'll fix some hamburgers and i got frozen seasoned fries to go with . . . wish'n it was summer and i could have a fresh tomato slice on that burger . . .

and i have tasted milica's traditional english sunday dinner YUMMMMO!!!!

ms pat, you make me wish i had bought a pork loin at the kroger today . . .

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Posted 2009-01-19 5:26 PM (#19487 - in reply to #19439)
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Milica, my DH is a pretty competent cook, too....he just hardly ever decides it's his turn!

Last night we had pan fried pork chops and a Rice A Roni we hadn't had before...Whole Grain something. It was basically brown rice with some really good seasonings. We don't care much for brown rice, but I liked the flavor.

Anyway, tonight I had a request for buffalo chicken wings and tater tots, so that's what we're having. Tomorrow night will be spaghetti, I think.

I really hate cooking and am not very good at it, and not inspired at all. Though I do like to try new recipes. I got a little book recently of "simple" dishes (no more than 6 ingredients, I think). One of the recipes is spinach stuffed flank steak. I'll have to try that one soon.
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Dorian
Posted 2009-01-19 5:43 PM (#19491 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh Pat, YUMMY!! That sounds sooooooo good. I'll have to remember it. And yes, I think the ribs would do just fine in the cp. After you brown em, of course

Milica, I love roast beef, mmmmm.

ROFL Jess, no throwing food allowed....But buying prepared meals when you're too tired to cook is A-OK    LOL

London broil was on sale, so that's whats for dinner tonight. I have it marinating in soy sauce and garlic powder right now. The soy sauce helps make it tender and yummy. I think I'll make rice a roni to go with it. I make my own, so I'll post a seperate thread for it. And a green salad, with fresh spinach.

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Posted 2009-01-19 6:45 PM (#19500 - in reply to #19491)
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Donna

Geoff (DH) cooks very well and in the 25 years we've lived together I have never had to cook a Christmas Dinner, in fact I have never ever cooked a Christmas Dinner in my life!!  DH always said it was my one day off a year - what a sweetie!  Since DH took early retirement in Feb 04 he decided that as he was at home and I was still working that he would buy the shopping, cook and do the washing - he drew the line at the housework and I did that at the weekend as well as cooking the meals at the weekend.  Since I have been ill he has to do everything (or not as the case often is! lol

 

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Emma
Posted 2009-01-20 11:17 AM (#19568 - in reply to #19439)
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I dug out my crock pot this weekend, haven't used it in ages (don't know why)    cooked a roast with potatoes and vegetables, man was it good!!!! , but the best part:   I was sewing away while the crock pot did all the work. 

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Dorian
Posted 2009-01-22 9:37 AM (#19741 - in reply to #19439)
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MMM, a roast sounds good Miki. I like to put one in the cp too!

Last night we cheated and grabbed fast food. We had a long day in Chico and I didn't want to come home and cook.

So tonight I have to find something to do with my burger I have out. We haven't had taco's in a long while, so I may do those. Then again, spagetti would be much easier...LOL!

What are you having tonight?

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Jess
Posted 2009-01-22 11:27 AM (#19760 - in reply to #19741)
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Mmmmm, homemade tacos. That is going on my grocery list, good idea Dorian!

I made homemade chicken and dumplings last night. I use tortillas for he dumplings. It is an old favorite I got from Mom, and I think I could eat it everyday! Yum. Tonight - leftover chicken and dumplings!

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Posted 2009-01-22 11:36 AM (#19762 - in reply to #19439)
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we have a vacum seal machine and we use it all the time.  Everytime we cook a large meal we divide the left overs into dinner size portions so all we have to do is drop the bag in boiling water and in a few minutes we have a meal.  Tonight I am thinking a slice of spiral ham left from Christmas and mashed sweet potatoes. My sons girlfriend makes sweet potatoes  just like mashed potatoes, boiled the potatoes added butter and fresh garlic, seasoned and oh my was it good.  So ham, sweet potatoes and salad.  yep, that's going to be dinner tonight.  Unless my DH wants to take me out.   (NOT LIKELY TO HAPPEN)  LOL
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Posted 2009-01-22 12:13 PM (#19771 - in reply to #19439)
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Mmmmm ... that sounds yummy, Miki ... I have some leftover slices of ham ... and some sweet potatoes that I could mash ... I have never mashed sweet potatoes before ... I wonder why not?

I was planning a garlic and herb roasted chicken tonight ... hmmm ... best go with the chicken as there is not that much ham and my DS1 often stops in after work on Thursdays ...

maybe we shall have mashed sweet pototoes for a change of pace ... thanks for the idea ...   Pat

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Posted 2009-01-22 12:27 PM (#19776 - in reply to #19439)
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I just made a big ol' pot of veggie taco soup...it's really yummy! I'm going to post it on the recipe thread.
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Dorian
Posted 2009-01-23 9:27 AM (#19827 - in reply to #19439)
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NP Jess, that's why I like this thread! LOL

Fridays is usually pizza night. But then I have to make sure I get out of chat right at 5 and get it going or the kids get grumbly...so maybe I'll move pizza to Sat nights. LOL

I have a pork loin out though...it was on sale for just over $1 a lb...so I bought one of those loooong tenderloins for $13!! Split it in three and stuck some in the freezer.

So, I think I'll do like Pat did with hers earlier this week MMMMM!....and then I can chat without worrying about dinner! LOL

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Dorian
Posted 2009-01-26 9:32 AM (#20041 - in reply to #19439)
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Hmm, doesn't look like anyone but me has been eating these past few days Guess that's why I'm fat, I like food too much..

Last night I made Pork Farmer John...what is Pork Farmer John you say? Well, I'll tell you...

One night we all wanted Chicken Parmigian, but I had no mozzerella cheese. But I had cheddar cheese, and dh said that might be good. So I made it with cheddar and it was a hit! So we had to have a name for it (we like naming our meals here  ) and dh called it Chicken farmer John (it rhymns! LOL).

Then, the next time we wanted Chicken Farmer John, I had no chicken out, but I had pork loin out. SO, I cut the pork loin in about 1/4 inch thick cuts and treated it just like the chicken. Wa-la...Pork Farmer John! LOL. I was a good girl though and only had the meat and veggies, I didn't have the noodles.

What's cooking at your house tonight?

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Posted 2009-01-26 1:42 PM (#20061 - in reply to #19439)
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Mmmmmmm, Pat, that pork loin does sound good! Don't do sweet potatoes, but I'll bet that regular old russets would be mighty tasty!

Last night I made pork pie, ground pork fried up with salt, pepper, onion and celery and then combined with mashed potatoes and poultry seasoning ( I use Bell's pretty exclusively) in a biscuit crust (I cheat and use refrigerated buttermilk biscuits). Pour the gravy of your choice over the top and.... YUUUUMMMMM!!!! It's a childhood favorite of mine (my Mom is from Canada).

Tonight, I'm takin' it easy since the kids have basketball practice. Just going to do some chicken legs with seasoned salt and rice and veggies.

Tomorrow, though, it's pot roast in the electric roaster! Mmmmm... can't wait!!

Goodness, I need to go on a diet!
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Posted 2009-01-26 5:37 PM (#20077 - in reply to #19439)
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Yesterday we had beef barley soup. Tonight we are having shrimp and french fries. I am so lazy.........
I had never cooked shrimp before even though lots of people told me how easy it is. Safeway had a Friday special, large shrimp for $5 per pound. DH and I had it Friday, soooo good, wish I'd bought more. So tonight I'm fixing the balance.
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Posted 2009-01-26 11:20 PM (#20090 - in reply to #19439)
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Dinner was simple and easy tonight ... marinated teriyake steak ... (I used a prepared Jack Daniels marinade) ... rice and steamed veggies.  DH was happy ... then we watched 24 ...

tomorrow ... hmmmm .... maybe tacos ... maybe chicken ...   Pat

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Posted 2009-01-26 11:58 PM (#20094 - in reply to #19439)
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tonite was dinner out for my birthday! Newport Grill. Cedar plank salmon, parmesan mashed potatoes, and greenbeans. yummy! dH had fish and chips.

I still have a roast to crockpot later this week. Have until the 29. won't be home for dinner tomorrow either. out with girlfriends.

last nite we had sloppy joes, coleslaw and oven fries.
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Dorian
Posted 2009-01-27 9:12 AM (#20109 - in reply to #19439)
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MMM, your dinners are all yummy sounding!

I made a chuck roast in the cp yesterday. Chuck roast, oninons, garlic, soy sauce, seasoning and water. Made mashed tators and gravy, peas and carrots to go with it.

Hmm, not sure about tonight yet.

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Posted 2009-01-27 10:19 AM (#20117 - in reply to #20109)
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Yesterday we had Roast Beef with all the trimmings.  Tonight DH is cooking Liver and Bacon Casserole with carrot and swede mash, boiled potatoes and carrots.  Kids aren't particularly keen on liver but in this house it is 'Hobson's Choice' in otherwords you either eat or go hungry! lol

 

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Posted 2009-01-27 3:49 PM (#20126 - in reply to #19439)
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Since we are going to be in the 20's today, I am making frito pie for supper.  It is my favorite meal during cold weather, and it's soooo easy to make.  I heat up 2 cans of chili.  Then I use a small casserole dish and layer chili, sliced cheese, and fritos as many times as possible.  Preheat oven to 350° and cook for 10-15 minutes.

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Posted 2009-01-27 5:22 PM (#20132 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh Jennifer, we don't make Frito pie, but we serve Chili Billies, chili with cheese and Fritos. We got the idea from a street fair fare. They split open a small bag of Fritos and put a spoon of chili and cheese on top. Gettin' hungry, better go put on some beans to make chili tomorrow.
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Posted 2009-01-28 7:33 AM (#20148 - in reply to #19439)
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I haven't done alot of cooking this past week. We did frito chili pie last night as well since it is icy and cold. I had lots of fritos in mine while DH had some chili and fritos with his cheese. haha!

Night before last we had breakfast for dinner and I made eggs and pancakes. Don't do that very often but when we do the kids always like it, and its cheap and easy. I love breakfast food so I'm content to eat it any day of the week!

Not too sure what we'll do today since we're all home and iced in. Perhaps a meatloaf. I got a new mix from homemade gourmet for a bacon cheeseburger meatloaf so that could be good. I'm not a traditional meatloaf fan but I've found a few ways to make it that are pretty good.

From scratch I use 1lb of meat, one egg, and mix them together with 1/2 cup each of mustard and ketchup and shredded cheese. bake and top with cheese for last 5 minutes in the oven. Top with fresh tomatoes and pickles and you basically have a mcdonalds cheeseburger without the bun!

The secret to the tasty meat is baking it with the mustard/ketchup and cheese. I've also done this with crescent rolls, browing the meat/mustard/ketchup/cheese then "stuffing" crescent rolls with the mixture and baking them per directions on the rolls wrapper, top with another slice of cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato.

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Dorian
Posted 2009-01-28 10:03 AM (#20153 - in reply to #19439)
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MMMM, I am hungry now!

Jennifer, that Frito pie sounds so yummy. We do something similiar. We take our tortilla chips, lay em out on a plate, add chili, cheese and for the boys jalapenios or salsa, then do another layer and pop it in the microwave. Sometimes we use browned hamburger instead of chili. We call em Nacho's. LOL

Jenn, that sounds soooooooo yummy! I am going to have to try that next time I make a meatloaf.

Last night I made london broil, rice a roni and corn.

Tonight I think I'll do a turkey pot pie in the CP. I'll see if the boys want to grind some corn for a cornbread topping.

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Posted 2009-02-02 2:47 PM (#20482 - in reply to #20153)
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Yesterday we had Freebird's burritos for the superbowl. I only like them once in awhile, though hubby would eat them everyday if he could. Fortunately, the "cheese" was feeling it, so we had those for a special treat during the big game. No idea about tonight... I am having a very hard time finding anything I want to eat. No morning sickness or anything, I just get really hungry and then can't figure out what I want!! Hehe.

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Posted 2009-02-03 8:38 AM (#20511 - in reply to #19439)
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Glad to hear you aren't having morning sickness Jess!

I made sweet and sour pork last night. My two big boys are the only ones who eat it. But this is an easy recipe to make two different ways. I cook enough pork for everyone, then seperate the meat into two piles. One pile goes back into the pan for the sauce and the other gets eaten as is. Then I make a pot of rice or noodles (I made both last night) and a veggie.

I am thinking about taking out the beef ribs for dinner tonight. Depends on how I feel later though. 

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Posted 2009-02-03 1:22 PM (#20522 - in reply to #19439)
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I took pork chops out to thaw..... don't know yet if I'll do mashed potatoes or fried potatoes. It depends on the time factor after my haircut. LOL It's also supposed to be nice this afternoon and I might decide to work in the yard for awhile.
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Posted 2009-02-03 2:41 PM (#20536 - in reply to #20522)
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I'm going to cook a big Salmon fillet on the grill for dinner. Will also cook some broccoli sprinkled with a little olive oil wrapped in aluminum foil on the grill beside my Salmon. Might throw a potato or two on as well.

Connie

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Posted 2009-02-03 7:18 PM (#20574 - in reply to #19439)
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I think I'll make ham & cheese biscuits. You take canned biscuits, flatten each one out into a circle about 6" diameter, then add diced ham & grated cheese. Fold them over and seal with a fork, then bake according to the biscuit can directions.
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Posted 2009-02-04 4:33 PM (#20656 - in reply to #19439)
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Those sound tasty Donna!

I found a chuck roast in the freezer. So it went into the CP this morning, with onions, garlic, a bit of tomato sauce, soy sauce and some all seasoning, plus a bit of water. I'll make potatoes Daphne to go with it and find some veggies of some sort.

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Posted 2009-02-04 6:36 PM (#20663 - in reply to #20656)
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Sounds yummy Dorian Just be careful with the soy sauce. It has about 1500 mg of sodium. I have high blood pressure and it makes me look at sodium content all the time. You would be surprised at how much sodium is in everything.

I just made baked ziti and am waiting for dh and grandson to get back from sledding to make the garlic bread

Donna - I will just have to try that biscuit recipe They really sound gooood.

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Posted 2009-02-05 9:26 AM (#20682 - in reply to #19439)
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Thanks Cherie! My dh has high BP too, so I do watch it. I rarely add salt to my foods. I like to use herbs instead. I don't use much of the all seasoning, especially if I am using soy sauce too.... I usually don't even add the all seasoning...don't know why I listed it LOL!!

 MMMMM, baked ziti and garlic bread sounds yummy!

I have no idea what to do for dinner tonight...Sigh~

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Posted 2009-02-05 11:52 AM (#20693 - in reply to #19439)
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Starbucks again for me tonight so it will be a Orange/banana Vivano (basically a fruit smoothy)for me really good and very filling and my poor DH will have to fend for himself       Now if I can just keep myself from the midnight snacking when I get home!!!!!

Donna I am going to have to try the biscuit recipe, sounds really good and I guess you can add just about anything for the toppings!  

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Posted 2009-02-05 1:36 PM (#20702 - in reply to #20693)
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Well Ladies - just had my dinner and DH cooked Roast Pork with Roast Potatoes, carrots, green beans, stuffing and lots of apple sauce - yum yum.  Last night he cooked Green Thai Chicken Curry with lots of fragant Basmatic Rice. 

When I was at Jacqui's on Tuesday she made the best Brownies I've ever tasted and she cooked a lovely Lamb dinner in the evening so come on Jacqui, post the recipes pls ..........!

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Posted 2009-02-05 4:17 PM (#20714 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh I agree, pleeeeassse Jacqui, pretty please with a bright yellow FQ on top Brownies are a high commodity item around this house
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Posted 2009-02-09 9:32 AM (#20905 - in reply to #19439)
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So what's going to be cooking at your house tonight?

I have some chicken breasts out. I think I'll do chicken kiev with rice a roni and fresh spinach.

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Posted 2009-02-09 3:26 PM (#20931 - in reply to #20905)
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Sounds yummy

Been craving PIZZA. Going for it tonight as DH is working tonight and it's just me and grandson.

It seems like we live on chicken. Had chicken, baked potatoes and beets last night. Saturday we had barbeque chicken meatloaf and {Yum) tater tots

Have to food shop today as we are out of junk food.

Cherie
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Posted 2009-02-09 4:29 PM (#20933 - in reply to #19439)
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I've got homemade spaghettie sauce simmering on the stove right now. I'll be doing that with meatballs and sausage and some nice, crusty bread. Mmmmmmm.....
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Posted 2009-02-09 5:12 PM (#20935 - in reply to #19439)
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Delia, that's exacty what we're having tonight! My mother-in-law gave me her spaghetti sauce recipe that my hubby loves. Yummy!

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Posted 2009-02-09 5:15 PM (#20936 - in reply to #19439)
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Donna, we make biscuits like that too. We've also tried them with pepperoni, pizza sauce, and cheese like little calzones. Or like cheeseburger pockets with ground beef and cheese. Super-easy.

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Posted 2009-02-11 8:04 AM (#21029 - in reply to #20936)
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Well, don't know what we're having tonight as DH has to go do shopping today!

Sunday we had Shepherd's Pie with mashed swede and carrots, Monday we had Sausage Casserole with mixed veg and mash, last night we had Red Thai Chicken Curry and Rice.  It would be realy nice to have a bit of steak - perhaps Geoff might get the hint!! lol

Also on Sunday night DH and DD made some lemon pancakes and banana pancakes which were scrummy!

What are you having tonight?

 



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Posted 2009-02-11 10:00 AM (#21042 - in reply to #19439)
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MMM, Lemon pancakes sounds interesting Milica! I started making pancakes with freshly ground wheat and buttermilk and can't eat them any other way now. They are soooooooo good!...having them for breakfast this morning

It's a cold, wet day out so I am going to have a pot of beans with beef ribs going on the wood stove all day. Maybe I can get the boys to grind some corn for cornbread to go with it.

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Posted 2009-02-11 11:18 AM (#21047 - in reply to #21042)
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Our pancakes are different to the ones you have for Breakfast - I would suppose you would call our style 'crepes', thin and large and when cooked they are sprinkled with lemon juice and sugar and rolled up ready for eating - Banana ones just have sliced bananas added to the mix when cooking and sprinkled with sugar.

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Posted 2009-02-11 4:51 PM (#21067 - in reply to #19439)
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DH is FINALLY going to be home this evening for a meal...Yippie!

I'm fixing a Pork Loin, AuGratin potatoes and Green Beans. Yummo! Even thinking about making a dessert although it doesn't really go with the "diet thing"! Oh well...

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Posted 2009-02-11 5:37 PM (#21068 - in reply to #19439)
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Mmmmm.... Lemon crepes. Yummy.

Tonight, we're having marinated steak tips, wild rice and steamed broccoli.
Hopefully, that won't go straight to my thighs.
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Posted 2009-02-11 9:15 PM (#21076 - in reply to #19439)
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OHHH, I LOVE crepes Milica!!! It's my special Mommy breakfast on Mothers Day and my birthday my sweet man doesn't cook much, but he does these very well...we usually have fresh strawberries to go in them and/or banana's...almost any fruit.

Delia, sounds like a nice HEALTHY meal to me!! 

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Posted 2009-02-15 9:47 AM (#21275 - in reply to #19439)
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So, what's cooking for tonight?

I have a turkey out, so will roast it up with tators, gravy, veggies and stuffing.

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Posted 2009-02-15 10:08 AM (#21280 - in reply to #21275)
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Well I made a nice stew in the slow cooker the other night, and I have loads of leftovers, but baby cheese isn't feeling it. Sammy wouldn't touch it and Billy isn't really a stew person. What will I do with all of this leftover stew?
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Posted 2009-02-15 10:30 AM (#21283 - in reply to #21280)
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I love stew Jess, especially with dumplings!

Tonight we have Roast Pork, roast potatoes, carrots, green beans, stuffing and apple sauce - yum yum

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Posted 2009-02-15 10:52 AM (#21287 - in reply to #21283)
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Today I am cooking, Roast Rib of beef, Yorkshire puddings :), roast potatoes and mashed potatoes, sprouts, carrots and mashed turnip :). with beef gravy of course yum :)

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Posted 2009-02-15 5:06 PM (#21319 - in reply to #19439)
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No cooking for me tonigh!! We are going out to dinner to celebrate. DH and I met 24 years ago today so we celebrate today instead of valentine's day (the restaurants are too crowded anyway).

Cherie

P.S. Jess, send that stew my way. Every one here loves it!!
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Posted 2009-02-15 8:23 PM (#21348 - in reply to #21319)
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happy anniversary, cherie!!  hope you enjoyed dinner out!

i just made myself a yummy pepperoni, mushroom, black olive & EXTRA mozzarella pizza!!!! 

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Posted 2009-02-15 8:37 PM (#21353 - in reply to #19439)
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We are having BLTs tonite. I'm off to get the bacon started....
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Posted 2009-02-15 8:41 PM (#21354 - in reply to #19439)
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Jess, does your gang like soup? It's pretty easy to turn stew into soup. Or you could make some pie crust, and make a pot pie out of it.

I was in the kitchen alllll day long! I made wheat bread, corn bread (for stuffing), wheat crackers, sausage (the patty kind), and the turkey dinner. I am POOPED.

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Posted 2009-02-16 12:38 PM (#21402 - in reply to #21354)
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Cherie- How crazy! My DH and I also met the day after Valentine's Day. Only it's been 31 years ago! We have been married since 1981 but we met in 1978! We also like to celebrate that day instead of V-Day! It's more important to us!
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Posted 2009-02-16 6:46 PM (#21425 - in reply to #21402)
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Well, we went for dinner at the local diner! The portions are astronomical!

We both ordered one of the daily specials: Yankee Pot Roast (yum,yum) Dinner came with soup, salad and two veggies plus rolls. We ordered potato skins as an appetizer.

First, the server brought both soup and salad at the same time!
We did the soup and were half way through our salads when she brought us the appetizer and our dinners together. Needless to say, I was a little annoyed Her timing was really off and she blamed it on the cooks because they kept ringing the bell for her to take the food.

Now I know how diner cooks are. I used to waitress at a diner. You just half to tell them to back off because if you rush the customer (like we were rushed) you jeopardize your tip.


Needless to say, we brought the appetizer home with us and I have enjoyed it today. As well as some of the pot roast.

Sherry - Hubby and I met in 1985 and married 1 1/2 years later Nov. 1986.

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Posted 2009-02-25 9:18 AM (#21887 - in reply to #19439)
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So what's cooking tonight Ladies? We are all craving hamburgers, so I'll be doing those. I made spagetti last night with homemade sourdough bread. Mmm.

 Cherie, I grew up in restraunts, that is a big NO-NO. LOL, sorry your dinner wasn't served right, but glad it was good and you had some to take home.

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Posted 2009-02-25 10:51 AM (#21903 - in reply to #19439)
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I got a turkey tenderloin at the store last night, and I think I'll be doing that with some broccoli and rice.

Had hamburger helper last night as I was pressed for time.

Tonight won't be quite as bad. I don't ahve to spend 1 1/2 hours at Walmart like yesterday.
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Posted 2009-02-25 11:39 AM (#21913 - in reply to #21903)
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We have hamburgers yday - DH bought some fresh beefburgers from Costco yday and made hamburgers and homemade chips (fries) and they were scrummy!

Tonight we are having shepherd's Pie but instead of having mashed potatoes on top of the meat DH is putting mashed swede and carrot topped with sliced Sweet Potatoes and normal Potatoes.  This is one of my favourite winter meals.

 

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Posted 2009-02-25 2:59 PM (#21931 - in reply to #19439)
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Milica, that version of shepards pie sounds wonderful So is your Costco the same as ours?
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Posted 2009-02-25 4:35 PM (#21936 - in reply to #21931)
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Yes, its the same Costco - we now have at least 10 Costco's through the UK and the first ever one was opened about 11 years ago just up the road from where my parents live so have been a member since then.  All the stores are laid out exactly the same and we really laughed when we saw that movie "Employee of the Month" as it is based in a Costco store for sure!

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Posted 2009-03-03 8:52 AM (#22393 - in reply to #19439)
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So what's going to be cooking tonight?

I'm not sure here. I really, really want a steak...I may have to go to town just to buy one 

Last night I did oven fried chicken, mashed tators, gravy and spinach/carrot salad.

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Posted 2009-03-03 4:35 PM (#22419 - in reply to #19439)
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Gee, Dorian, I haven't cooked since last Thursday... :) Don't think I can get out of it tonight, though. I was thinking about buffalo wings and Tater Tots (I don't think hubby has grown all the way up yet!). I need to clean the house tonight, so it will be something either quick and easy or something I can throw in the oven and forget about!
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Posted 2009-03-22 9:57 PM (#23716 - in reply to #19439)
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mmmmmmm ...

Charlie likes salmon (not my favorite but it is good for you) so I bought a couple of pieces of salmon today ... and I sampled some of that new Philly cream cheese with the sun-dried tomatoes and basil and it was so good that I bought some of that, too ... so I mixed some of the cream cheese with some crabmeat ... added some lemon pepper ... stuffed the top of the salmon with it ... squeezed some lemon juice on it ...  sprinkled it with a little crushed bread stuffing ... sprayed it with olive oil and baked at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes ... and served it with rice and veggies for dinner and it was yuuuuummmmmmy

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Posted 2009-03-23 9:20 AM (#23730 - in reply to #19439)
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Sounds like something my Honey would like Pat.

I broiled a steak last night. Made green salad and oven fries to go with it. I've been doing good on dinners lately. Whatever meat I cook, I cut up my pieces small and add to my salad, then don't eat my whatever carb I make..I get enough carbs earlier in the day..and this time of year especially, I love meat salads.

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Posted 2009-03-23 7:41 PM (#23761 - in reply to #19439)
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Yumm! We are having hot roastbeef sandwiches, mashed potatoes and gravy. Haven't made it in years. It was my favorite meal when I was a little girl.
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Posted 2009-03-23 11:44 PM (#23771 - in reply to #19439)
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We had steak, bakers, and green salads. First meal I've cooked in almost a week. tasted soooo good!
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Posted 2009-03-24 9:42 AM (#23776 - in reply to #19439)
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Last night I made a roast pork tenderloin with red potatoes, garlic and onions. Then had a green salad with it. Mmm

Rhonda, that roast beef with tators and gravy sounds scruptious!

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Posted 2009-03-24 10:55 AM (#23782 - in reply to #23776)
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Last night we had Lamb Chops with Roast Potatoes, Mange Tout and Red Cabbage followed by a fresh fruit salad.

Tonight we are having Roast Pork, Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Leeks and Green Beans (probably followed by fresh fruit salad as we eat a huge amount of fruit!)

Early in the morning Geoff and James will be driving off to France for 10days or so, so they will be having lots of fresh fish and seafood such as Lobster, Crabs, Lagoustines, muscles, prawns, scallops etc as that is the local fresh food.

As Becky spends most of her time either at school or at her boyfriend's house I will be feeding myself so this will be primarily a clearing out of the freezer exercise!! lol

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Posted 2009-03-26 10:28 AM (#23920 - in reply to #19439)
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Milica, what is 'Mange Tout'? Hope Geoff and James have a lovely trip to France.
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Posted 2009-03-26 1:54 PM (#23940 - in reply to #23920)
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'Mange Tout' are baby peas left in the pod and 'Sugar Snap Peas' are the same but the peas are bigger.  You cook them like green beans, they are nice only slightly cooked so they're crunchy.  Mange Tout translated from french means eat all so there you go - lol

 

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Posted 2009-03-27 9:24 AM (#23992 - in reply to #19439)
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LOL, thanks Milica. I was wondering the same thing....

I did easy last night and made a batch of spagetti (Jed can eat spagetti every night of the week, and never get tired of it! LOL)

Tonight I think I'll do even easier, and pick up some pizza or something while we're in town.

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Posted 2009-03-27 12:13 PM (#24014 - in reply to #19439)
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I had a green salad (well, actually about 5 different lettuces and baby greens with sping onions--all from garden) and a home-made 'pot pie' out of oodles of veggies and left over sirloin roast plus fresh made bread and fruits for desert. My DH spoils me so!
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Posted 2009-03-27 12:38 PM (#24016 - in reply to #24014)
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Last night I made a huge pot of chicken spaghetti which my DH loves. I can put up about ten big bowls of it for his lunches and have plenty for a couple of meals to boot. It is a very simple recipe. I just boil chicken in a large soup pot, whatever I find that I like in the store, dark meat, breasts, whole chicken, etc. Then I take it out of the broth and add a can of cream of mushroom soup and a can of cream of chicken soup. Then chop a few cloves of garlic, and a small onion. Add that to the broth along with a small jar of pimentos, some green and black olives chopped roughly, and a stalk or two of celery. Add a little salt and pepper and I like to also add some of Emeril's Essence. Let it cook for another twenty minutes or so while you chop the chicken and remove the bones. Add an 8 oz. package of spaghetti and let it cook for about ten minutes and then put the chicken back in the pot. Simmer it all together for about half an hour and you have a huge pot of yumminess!!! Goes great with some crunchy bread and/or a salad.

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Posted 2009-03-27 12:39 PM (#24017 - in reply to #24014)
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We had green chile enchilada casserole ... and will have the leftovers tonight! I'm not sure if it's the casserole we like ....... or the chips
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Posted 2009-03-27 4:50 PM (#24032 - in reply to #19439)
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Connie, that sounds good. I will have to try this minus the pimentos. My family will not touch them.

I made Osso Buco yesterday with garlic potatoes, and green beans.

We are having left over spaghetti tonight with homemade meatballs. If anyone complains, they can eat a PB & J.
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Posted 2009-03-28 9:07 AM (#24054 - in reply to #19439)
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Mmm Sally, that sounds like a yummy dinner. So nice your dh cooks for you.

Connie, that sounds good too...minus the pimentos here also.

LOL Tracey, that's what my kids get too, if they don't like what I cook. Sandwhich and carrot sticks.

I picked up some sandwhich fixings for last nights dinner..deli cut roast beef, ham and salami. Chips and soda (a treat we dont do often anymore) and fruit.

I have a london broil out for dinner tonight. Not sure if I am going to broil it with baked tators or cut it up into Asian food though.

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Posted 2009-03-31 2:29 PM (#24271 - in reply to #19439)
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Dorian, we only have chips and soda as a treat also. I love london broil, so many things you can do with it.

We are having jambalaya served over rice tonight. Tomorrow we are having smoked chops, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and biscuits.
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Posted 2009-04-01 9:21 AM (#24287 - in reply to #19439)
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With all this Spring warm weather, it's time to start making lighter dishes. So tonight I think I'll do some ribs and make a salad of some sort to go with it...potato salad, or maybe mac n cheese. Something simple with a green salad too.
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Posted 2009-04-01 1:54 PM (#24302 - in reply to #24287)
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Connie, your chicken spagetti sounds just like mine minus the olives and pimentos. But I add Velveeta Cheese to mine when it gets done. I think I might try the olives next time. DH loves them but hates pimentos, so those are a no.

Tracey, what is Osso Buco?

I'm always looking for new things for supper so if it's something we might like, pass along the recipe please!

Have a great day everybody!
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Posted 2009-04-01 3:44 PM (#24307 - in reply to #19439)
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Sherry, Osso Buco (osso bucco) is an italian dish normally made with braised veal shanks. I make mine with chicken thighs since veal is so costly here. The original recipe has changed over time to suit different taste and budgets. Very easy recipe to throw together.

Osso Bucco

8 chicken thighs (skinless)
3 shredded carrot (I cheat and buy the julianne carrots in the produce section)
2 ribs of celery (chopped)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
4 shallots (chopped)
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 tbls oregano
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1 cup white wine (optional)
olive oil for browning

Salt and pepper chicken, dredge in flour. Put chicken in pan with olive oil and brown, about 5 min. on each side. Put chicken in large roasting pan in a single layer.
Put shallots, garlic, carrots, and celery in pan. Cook for 5 min. over med. low to med. heat. Add tomatoes and oregano, cook for an addtional 5 min. (I always taste at this point to see if it needs more salt) Remove from heat and add wine if using. Pour over chicken. Add enough chicken stock to cover and place in a 375 oven for 45 min. or until chicken juices run clear.

Serve with potatoes, rice, or pasta.
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Posted 2009-04-01 4:23 PM (#24312 - in reply to #24307)
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hmmm, this sounds like something i might can have on my new diet . . . well, sans potatoes, rice or noodles that is
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Posted 2009-04-02 10:10 AM (#24357 - in reply to #24312)
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Tracy-Sounds really yummy! Think I'm gonna have to try it! Minus the potatoes, pasta or rice. I guess I could do some for dh but I will have to do without!

Cindy- are you on a low carb diet? I am and about 5 years ago I lost about 35 lbs. Then menopause hit and those 35 came back with about 25 friends! So now I am starting all over! I have lost 6 or 7 so far but that's a long way from where I was! But it's a start. If my dh doesn't quit buying blue bell I'm gonna never get where I need to be. But I did break down and buy me some no sugar added for emergencies! Just can't do it every night like he does!
Good luck with yours!
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Posted 2009-04-02 10:12 AM (#24358 - in reply to #19439)
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I never thought to try Osso Bucco with chicken! I'll have to try it. (or, more probably DH will. He usually cooks these days since he's retired and I'm not! And he's a great cook!)

Let's see, tonight is fresh greens from garden (lettuce and baby greens for salad and some swiss chard or boc choy steamed for veggie), rotisserie chicken, brown rice, citrus fruit medley (tangerines are all gone/dry but still have grapefruit, various oranges, kumquats, lemons and limes to play with) for dessert (okay, and chocolate cookies too if I'm bad....)
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Posted 2009-04-02 2:39 PM (#24381 - in reply to #24357)
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sherry, as of this week, i am on a Low Cholesterol/Low Triglyceride Diet per doc's orders . . . got one page of what i can have and how much of it i can have and then one page of things that are absolute no-no's . . . just something i have to get used to is all . . . and for this southern belle, it won't be easy, but it's do-able . . .
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I guess that means lots of label reading! That's the hardest part of going on any kind of diet. Learning to read labels! Hate it but it works. Atleast you have a list of good things AND bad things to go by! Good luck!
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Posted 2009-04-02 9:10 PM (#24392 - in reply to #19439)
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Good luck on your low carb diets gals.

The absolute BEST thing you can do is to get rid of SUGAR in your diet. And by that, I also mean any of the "diet" sugars. As they are really nasty. I have successfully used honey in most things that call for sugar. Yes, it's a sweet so has calories, but it's healthier, natural, and takes longer for your body to absorb and use. So your blood sugars aren't rising and falling so greatly. 

Another thing that has really helped dh lose the weight (hence his triglicerydes went down) was to switch to WHOLE grains. Buy yourself a grain mill and grind your own wheat. Because your body needs some carbs, and whole grains is the way to go. Brown rice, WHEN you want a little bit, oatmeal also. You'll find that you will eat less of these things and get fuller quicker. Then if you stuck with eating the white stuff occasionally.

Just my two sense...it's helped Doug, I hope it helps you too.

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Posted 2009-04-02 11:24 PM (#24396 - in reply to #24392)
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thanks, dorian, i'll keep it all in mind.  for the moment tho - ALL rices, potatoes & noodles are absolute no-no's, under any circumstances.  and the one slice of bread i am allowed each day will be whole grain whole wheat.  ummmm since it's just me here at the house for the most part, i think i'll buy one loaf of bread at a time tho - ONE slice per day will take a LONG time to finish a loaf
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Good luck with your diets gals.  I keep my whole wheat bread in the freezer.  Doesn't take long to thaw out one slice and it lasts a lot longer than in the refrigerator or out on the counter or in a bread box.     Sandy

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Posted 2009-04-04 9:02 AM (#24435 - in reply to #19439)
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I made braised short ribs, potato salad and carrots for dinner last night. Not sure what is cooking for tonight though.
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So what did you all have for Easter dinner?

I made a traditional pot roast with carrots, onions, garlic, tomato paste, soy sauce and water. Mashed tators, gravy, zucchini and corn. And a pumpkin and an apple pie, of course! (that's my traditional dessert for all holidays )

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Normally Easter dinner consists of ham, scalloped potatoes, pea salad, deviled eggs ..... but ham is horribly expensive this year. So we opted for a new dish

DIRT CHICKEN!!! It was sooooooooooooooooooooo good!! Mona got the recipe off the 'net .... layer 8 slices of bacon, then rice, then chicken pieces then cr of mushroom soup, add parsley, garlic, oregano, nutmeg, then bake it at 350 for 2 hrs .......... man it was GOOD GOOD GOOD ....
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Well this year I changed it up a wee bit. I usually make ham, boiled potatoes, corn and beans or carrots, but this year decided to do chicken as well and Cheddar Bacon scalloped potatoes and a winter mix of veg (cauliflower, broccoli and carrots). Yummy!! Unfortunately, the chicken wasn't ready by the time everything else was, so into the microwave it went!! Still tasted good.

Sara, that recipe sounds interesting! I'm not a big rice fan, but it just might work for us. Thanks for the tip!

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Posted 2009-04-12 10:09 PM (#24841 - in reply to #19439)
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Here's the recipe (I got the name wrong hehe)

Death Chicken
Line 9X13 pan (we used metal pan) with 6 or more slices uncooked bacon. Pour 1 can uncooked rice over bacon. Top with some chicken pieces. Sprinkle salt & pepper over the chicken and add a small dab of paprika (we used dried). Whisk 1 can cr of chicken soup, 1 c water. Add garlic salt, pinch of nutmeg, 1 tsp oregano, 2-3 Tbsp dried parsley. Pour over chick, cover with foil. Bake at 300*F for 2 hours.

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Thanks, Sara!! I will have to give it a try.

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I cooked a turkey breast in the bag.... made some mashed taters, some gravy, green beans and vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries.

simple.... no mess....
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Posted 2009-04-14 9:30 AM (#24925 - in reply to #19439)
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MMM, sounds good Denise! I bought two turkeys the other day. They were on sale. I have to take one out of the freezer to thaw. It sounds sooo good.

I made homemade pizza's last night. MMM 

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Posted 2009-04-19 9:16 AM (#25237 - in reply to #19439)
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SO what have you all been eating lately? Anything new and scrumptious?

I made a turkey dinner last night: Roast turkey, mashed tators, gravy and fresh garden salad.

Everyone (except Carson of course!) is wanting turkey pot pie, so I guess I'll make that tonight. I cook mine in the crock pot all day then pour it in a pie crust, add the top and bake for a bit.

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Ooohhhhh Dorian that all sounds mouthwatering :):)

I have a chicken in the oven to roast with parsley and sage and garlic over the skin. I shall serve it with some salad I think today as the weather is so hot :)

Jacqui

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Snap Jacqui, we're having Roast Chicken today with stuffing and Roasted vegetables/potatoes.  It is a lovely warm day here today with a slight breeze.  Geoff's just returned from playing golf, 3 days on the trot!  Now in front of the box watching football.  It is coming to the end of the football season and football has been on tv pratically every day and I'm fed up with it!

Hope you all have a lovely dinner to sit down to today!

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Posted 2009-04-19 1:00 PM (#25255 - in reply to #19439)
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Well, last night (which is usually hamburger night!), we went to Swiss Chalet for roast chicken - Bill added ribs and fries to his, I had a baked potatoe, Haley had chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy, Maya had 2 mini burgers and fries, and Tania had a chicken quesadilla and rice. We had taken the girls out to look for new bikes during the afternoon, ended up in Edmonton, and it took so long, Bill said " let's buy supper tonight" - I said, "oh, you just don't want to cook tonight!" (he barbeques the burgers during spring,summer, fall.). He said "that's right! :) "

Tonight, it will likely be potatoes, meatballs and a veg.

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Posted 2009-04-29 4:03 PM (#25989 - in reply to #19439)
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The gremlins got this post yesterday too.

Whatcha all been making for dinner?

Yesterday was cold and dreary, so I made some hamburger soup in the crockpot, with a pan of cornbread on the side, and oatmeal choco chip cookies for dessert 

I made hotdog and hamburger buns the other day, so we will be having burgers tonight.

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Posted 2009-04-29 9:16 PM (#26010 - in reply to #19439)
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Dorian, I love making bread also. My family loves hot bread from the oven with butter, jam, or jelly.

We had smoked chops, cabbage, and homemade mac and cheese for dinner today.

I have a huge pot of pintos on now for tomorrow. Not sure what I am cooking with them though.
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Posted 2009-05-18 9:26 AM (#27098 - in reply to #19439)
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Alright you all, what have you been eating for dinner?

Its hot here, so I've been trying to eat not so heavy meals. Chicken tenders, homemade mac n cheese, and garden fresh salad was what we had Saturday Night. Last night I made a beef stirfry. I find that stirfry is a good Summer meal, as it's not very heavy. And it usually has lots of veggies in it, which is good as the garden is producing 

I think this morning I will put a pork tenderloin in the CP and then shred it and make taco's tonight.

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hey dorian, a couple of weeks ago i put a lean (most likely eye of round) roast in the crockpot with a large quartered vidalia onion and a couple of packets of low-sodium beef boullion that i found at krogers dissolved in the appropriate amount of water - oh it was SOOOOOOO YUMMO!!!  yes rachael ray would approve!  since gravy is a no-no for me now, i had to find an alternative, and this will do.  the next day, billy & i had the leftovers on buns - mine whole wheat of course.  billy said "make that again and double the onion!!"  he did not miss the gravy!!

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Posted 2009-05-18 10:31 AM (#27102 - in reply to #27100)
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Well Dorian the weather here has been terrible, it is more stew and dumplings weather than anything else lol. Yesterday we had roastlamb which I covered in cranberry and roasemary and garlic, with mashed potatoes and steamed carrots and cabbage . sorry Cindy, but we had gravy too

Tonight I am just going to make a spicy chicken dish with a sweet and sour sauce and rice. I have taken stewing steak from the freezer for tomorrow. I shall put it in the slow cooker with lots of onions, muchrooms and veggies. Once that is done I shall portion it up and make pie with one portion and freeze to serve another day with Yorkshire puddings. Two meals in one :)No cooking one day when I don't feel up to it :)

Jacqui



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Posted 2009-05-18 10:57 AM (#27112 - in reply to #27102)
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aw jacqui-buggs!  just be sure to enjoy your delicious gravy enough for me too!! i am just happy to have found an alternative that we can be happy with

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Posted 2009-05-18 5:23 PM (#27147 - in reply to #19439)
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I have a chicken roasting in the oven ... this time I rubbed it with olive oil, put celery and lemon wedges in the cavity, sprinkled it with lemon-pepper seasoning... mmmmmmmm .. it sure smells yummy!
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Posted 2009-05-18 10:25 PM (#27171 - in reply to #19439)
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We had jambalya with rice. I have a huge pot of beef stew on for tomorrow since the weather seems to be turning cold again. I will make some type of bread to go with it, probably corn bread.
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Posted 2009-05-19 9:34 AM (#27180 - in reply to #19439)
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Yah Cindy!!! I'm so glad you found a good alternative for gravy. Woohoo!

Jacqui, could you please post your spicy chicken recipe? I know two 'boys' who would love it.

MMM...I am getting hungry reading this thread...lol

I didn't do the pork tacos yesterday, so will do them tonight. We had nachos instead.

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Posted 2009-05-19 10:27 AM (#27188 - in reply to #27180)
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I had just mac and cheese last night. Zach got called out to the base to take care of an issue and I didn't know when he would be back so he grabbed something on the way and I had enough leftovers to feed Jonathan so i didn't feel like cooking for just me.

I'll make something with chicken tonight but not sure what. I don't want to be stuck in the kitchen when American Idol starts so it has to be quick!!!
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Posted 2009-05-19 3:46 PM (#27211 - in reply to #27188)
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jenn, something quick with chicken would be:

1-800-COL-ONEL

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Posted 2009-05-19 10:00 PM (#27224 - in reply to #19439)
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This is a bit late, Jenn but next time . . .

Lemon Pepper Chicken (man this is good!)  .. The amounts of ingredients are for 2 breasts.

A tablespoon or so (I like a little more cuz I'm a glutton) of butter/margarine per chicken breast in a skillet (we cook 2, so use 2 generous slices of butter).  Put the burner on about halfway between med and med hgh.  Let the butter start to melt, shake a bunch of pepper all over the skillet (you know us Texans ... can't have too much pepper LOL).  Put the chicken in slide it around a little then turn it over (basically you've just coated the top side).  Squeeze 1 small lemon or 1/2 of a great big lemon all over that chicken.  Cover, let it cook for about 5 min or so, just enough to get done-ish on the bottom.  Flip it over, squeeze the rest of the big lemon or another small lemon on it, cover and let it cook till done ... about another 7-8 min, depending on the heat/chicken size, etc.  I can even cook this in my stainless steel skillets and the chicken doesn't stick to it! When done, put it on a bed of rice, serve with garlic toast :)  We eat small so that is usually all we eat with it.  When we're really hungry, we might add a pea salad.

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Posted 2009-05-20 7:09 AM (#27227 - in reply to #19439)
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haha Cindy, you know me too well!

Well, I didn't realize that my dear husband had used one of the last chicken breast pieces for his lunch so I made his favorite meal instead. I use hamburger meat with taco seasoning, lay out crescent rolls and stuff them with the browned hamburger meat, bake as normal for the crescent rolls, top with shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and sour cream and you have little taco "pockets".

I'll do chicken tonight I guess :) I have to go to the store to get more!
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Posted 2009-05-20 7:13 AM (#27228 - in reply to #19439)
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Sara we love lemon pepper chicken but I've never made it that way so maybe I'll try that tonight. I usually bake my chicken breasts on my stoneware, as I don't have to thaw them before I put them in the oven that way, they take about an hour on 350 (give or take) and I just season them partway through. If they're already thawed I'll marinade them for about an hour in one of my food saver containers (after you vacuum them closed it takes about 30 minutes to get them fully saturated. It's awesome) then grill or bake them.

I always get boneless/skinless breasts so it's easy to deal with.
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Posted 2009-05-20 8:39 AM (#27235 - in reply to #19439)
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That sounds good Sara, thanks! I have finally found the KEY to using my cast iron skillets. If you get the skillet hot FIRST, then add your oil/butter, then food, your food will not stick! Now, I have known this for a long time but things still stuck some. But one day, not long ago, I turned the burner on and put on the skillet then got busy doing something else. Well, that skillet got HOT and nothing stuck to it!!! LOL So now I make sure its good and hot before I use it.

Jenn, I'll be doing chicken breasts tonight too. I'm craving tomato sauce, so will make chicken parmesian.

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Posted 2009-05-20 9:56 AM (#27242 - in reply to #19439)
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I came home from work last night hungry for chicken pot pie. I was exhausted but quickly made a pie crust while the chicken breasts were thawing in the oven. Didn't take lond at all, need to make it more often. It was really good! And filling with leftovers for my lunch. After dinner I went to bed and slept very well.
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Posted 2009-05-20 10:35 AM (#27244 - in reply to #19439)
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OOH Do you have a good recipe for chicken pot pie? I LOVE CPP, but I've never made it, just bought it frozen or from Boston Market.
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Posted 2009-05-20 12:01 PM (#27248 - in reply to #27244)
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We are having Sweet and Sour Pork tonight with Vegetable Rice.  I have some nice lean Pork loin chops and a fresh pineapple so will pop it all in a casserole in the oven.  Geoff is out all day at another Golf Competition and won't be in till about 10pm so will keep nicely for him.

Cindy - I had to laugh at your post asd Geoff often does that except he does the drive-in as it is only a couple of mins away from us!

 

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Posted 2009-05-26 9:11 AM (#27509 - in reply to #19439)
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Milica, I would love to make sweet and sour pork in the oven, please send the recipe!

It's going to be hot all week, so I need to come up with some good, cool dishes....as in not heavy. Any ideas?

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Posted 2009-05-26 9:47 AM (#27516 - in reply to #27509)
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i vote that doug should fire up the grill and cook dinner outside and be sure to tell him "you're welcome!" when he thanks me for my vote of confidence

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Posted 2009-05-26 9:57 AM (#27520 - in reply to #19439)
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ROFL Cindy!!! Sounds like a good idea to me. I DO have hamburger out, and I was planning on making some buns (yah, I know, baking and hot weather dont mix )
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Posted 2009-06-03 5:59 PM (#28005 - in reply to #19439)
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We're having Death Chicken tonight. It sure smells good! I noticed I put 1 can of rice in my instructions before, that's 1 CUP of rice argh!

Now, if Mona would just get home so I can eat without looking like Miss Piggy by getting into it before she gets here LOL
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Posted 2009-06-08 6:18 AM (#28218 - in reply to #19439)
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One of my family's favorite grilled chicken recipes is one of the easiest.  I flatten with a meat tenderizer and marinate boneless chicken breasts for a couple of hours in Newman's Own Lime Vinagrette Dressing adding a few wedges of squeezed limes. Then I grill for about 6 minutes on each side on medium heat while I brush it with Honey Barbecue Sauce.

I usually serve it with a fresh tossed salad and corn on the cob and watermelon.

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Posted 2009-06-08 8:57 AM (#28230 - in reply to #19439)
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MMM, grilled chicken, corn on the cob and watermelon! What a yummy Summer dish Pat.

I made lasagna last night.MMMM... This is one dish that I rarely make, as only Jed and I enjoy it. So now I have plenty for lunch today and I'll put some in the freezer...unless Jed wants to eat it for lunches for the next few days. He is such a pasta lover!

Have no idea what to take out for tonight though 

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Posted 2009-06-08 11:55 AM (#28255 - in reply to #27520)
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Dorian - 2009-05-26 8:57 AMROFL Cindy!!! Sounds like a good idea to me. I DO have hamburger out, and I was planning on making some buns (yah, I know, baking and hot weather dont mix )


Dorian, it is a pampered chef recipe but one of my all time favorites, and you can get the kids to help!

Garden veggie pizza

I use a pre-made pizza crust but you can use crescent rolls and roll them out into a pizza crust if you like.

1 8oz block of cream cheese, softened
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon of dill spice (I don't measure, just season to taste)

Mix and spread over pizza crust for the "sauce"

use any combination of raw fresh veggies as toppings, cut into bite sized pieces. I usually top mine with Tomato, carrots, mushrooms, cucumber, squash, broccolli, etc. and then top with grated cheddar cheese. I find the more colorful it is, the better the kids will eat it, plus if they make it they'll eat it! mix and match whatever your favorites are.

The kids have a ball "decorating" their pizza, they get plenty of fresh veggies, and it doesn't require cooking so no heat!
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Posted 2009-06-08 12:43 PM (#28268 - in reply to #19439)
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Ok, hold the phone! Jenn, do you mean the crescent roll crust does NOT have to be baked? You're kidding on that, right? :) Or the pre-made crusts? I didn't know one could buy pre-baked crusts - of course, since DH is not a fan of pizza (silly man!!) I have not looked for it - I usually buy McCain's frozen pizzas and bake those. But your recipe sounds perfect for hot summer nights!

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Posted 2009-06-08 12:59 PM (#28270 - in reply to #19439)
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haha yeah, I buy the premade crust so no baking involved, but if you use crescent rolls you WILL need to bake that!!! Just roll it out instead of separating it into individual rolls, and bake according to directions on can. Make sure it cools completely before spreading the cream cheese mix on otherwise it will melt and become runny. EWW!

DH isn't a fan of Pizza either but this is so different he likes it since he likes his veggies. Think of it as another way to eat salad! You could top it with shredded lettuce!
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Posted 2009-06-30 3:54 PM (#29458 - in reply to #19439)
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Well, it's still pretty cool around here and so tonight I'm making fettucini alfredo with grilled chicken and crusty bread.  My waistline is not going to like me in the morning.     I just don't know what it is about this weather that makes me want all this fatty food!  It sure is good, though.
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Posted 2009-06-30 6:17 PM (#29477 - in reply to #19439)
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It's called "comfort food", Delia!

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Posted 2009-06-30 10:35 PM (#29500 - in reply to #29477)
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I dunno, Gerda. It's not so comfortable when I'm trying to squeeze into my jeans. ;)
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Posted 2009-06-30 10:36 PM (#29501 - in reply to #19439)
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We had Westerns for dinner tonight - yummy - I added some shredded cheddar to mine - some of you may know them as Denver Sandwiches. (Egg with ham and onion, fried, on toast). DGD had 1/2 a waffle - turns out, thankfully, she only has a throat infection, not flu. She has not eaten much the last 4 days - not that her throat hurt! It was her head, eyes, ears a bit and a slight fever. she is on amoxicillin.

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Posted 2009-06-30 10:37 PM (#29502 - in reply to #19439)
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Posted 2009-07-01 9:19 AM (#29541 - in reply to #19439)
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LOL Delia, your body wants the fatty food to keep warm! Your dinner sounds good.

Gerda, I enjoy fried egg on toast, but I'll pass on the onions, thank you very much. lol

I made pork parmesan last night, one of our favorites. Not sure what will be for dinner tonight.

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Okay, so its for breakfast, but I had to post about it:

Take one slice off of a whole sweet (I use red) onion. Dice it. Dice one small clove of garlic. Put in skillet over medium heat with a touch of olive oil (I use the pam spray). Chop one small tomato and a handful of fresh spinach.  

Fry a couple of eggs (sunny side up or however you like them - I use Pam Olive oil spray so they are not extra fatty).

When onions and garlic a a bit tender, add the tomato. Cook for about 1 minute, then add the spinach. Cook only until soft. Spread this mixture over your fried eggs, and enjoy!

(I suppose you could poach the eggs or even scramble them and this would still be yummy!).

I have had this the past two mornings and not only is it super good for me and the baby, but it tastes great! I feel like I am having a gourmet breakfast! I added a cup of milk and a piece of fruit and now feel great!

Dorian - What is Pork Parmesan?

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Posted 2009-07-01 4:57 PM (#29599 - in reply to #19439)
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Jess, I guess it helps if I spell it right...LOL

It's like chicken PARMIGIAN, but I use 1/2 inch slices of pork, breaded, instead of chicken.

Breaded pork/chicken fried in shallow oil in skillet,

cover with your favorite spagetti sauce,

sprinkle parmigian cheese on top,

put in oven till cheese is melted.

We have spagetti noodles and salad or some other veggie with it. MMMM.

(and if I say we had chicken or pork FARMER JOHN, that just means we were out of parmigian cheese and I used cheddar instead   still tastes great.)

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Posted 2009-08-26 9:31 AM (#32454 - in reply to #19439)
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Well, the temperature gauge says it's been in the 90s, but my body gauge is saying that it's FALL. LOL, so to appease my body, I made a very yummy beef pot pie last night. MMMM...not your typical Summer fare, but booooy was it tasty!

The night before that, it was meatloaf with tators and gravy. I've been being a good girl though, and only putting about 1/4 cup of tators on my plate. Potatoes are very healthy, but my body doesn't like them anymore LOL

What's been cooking at your house lately?

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Posted 2009-08-26 2:25 PM (#32461 - in reply to #19439)
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Mmmm, Dorian - the pot pie sounds great! Are you cutting back on potatoes b/c of the carbs? Like lots of folks, I really really like my carbs!

Since we've been on summer break from our church music activities I've been forced to cook a LOT. Yuck. Anyway, I've been digging up some recipes from the back of the file. The other night we had deep dish pizza casserole (a recipe I found here). I also recently made a WW reciped for ground beef & noodles au gratin. I made chicken breasts with a spicy honey glaze last week. That was pretty good! I also made a pot of Paula Deen's mac & cheese, which Mark liked a lot but I didn't care for. I think I've decided I don't like cheddar cheese in macaroni.

See what I mean about the carbs?.....
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Posted 2009-08-26 6:39 PM (#32475 - in reply to #19439)
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LOL Donna, good for you for cooking more (I know, I know, you don't like it...)

Actually, I have been trying real hard to eat less potatoes, because plants in the Nightshade family tend to inflame arthritis.... BUT, if I can lose a few pounds too...THAT would be a good deal. LOL



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Mike is chief cook here ~ and tonight he cooked fish and chips. One of his faves, but not mine. I ALWAYS remove the batter or coating from the fish, and only eat half of the chips he gives me ~ how come he never gets the hint? Should not really complain though, he eats mushy peas with his ~ at least he does not serve me those.
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Posted 2009-08-27 9:42 AM (#32489 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh, Pam, I like fish and chips AND mushy peas! So if you're ever in Florida, let me know and Mike can come cook dinner for me! LOL
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gonna bbq some top sirloins tonite. Baked spuds, and fresh cucumbers and tomatoes to go with it.
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Hmmmmmmm .... we had an old recipe tonight. M had cereal with nanners and I had a lunchable .... well, I guess it'd really be a supper-able LOL. Tomorrow however we're going old-fashioned with pork chops, mashed taters and homemade gravy nummmmmmmyyyyyy
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Posted 2009-09-28 8:58 PM (#33723 - in reply to #32510)
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Okay, so dinner is always pretty good around here. Anyone have good ideas for lunch? I am so bored with the usual...
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Posted 2009-09-29 8:48 AM (#33754 - in reply to #19439)
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Hmmmm, lunches are pretty boring around here too. Usually it's sandwhiches and fruit. Sometimes I'll make meatless spagetti. Winter months I make a lot of soup and eat lots of chili.
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Today I had a bowl of tomato soup and a 'fat' slice of spelt bread. Yummy. For dinner my personal chef prepared bubble and squeak with fried eggs. Not too revolting either

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Posted 2009-09-29 3:41 PM (#33777 - in reply to #33775)
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Bubble and what?????
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Posted 2009-09-29 6:57 PM (#33789 - in reply to #33775)
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Pam, please tell us Americaners about "spelt bread" too?     Sandy
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Posted 2009-09-30 7:56 AM (#33800 - in reply to #19439)
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Bubble and Squeak is a mix of previously cooked potatoes and vegetables, mixed together and fried in a small amount of oil and butter, until it forms a crust of crispy gorgeousness, best served on Boxing Day (day after Christmas) with cold meat and leftover stuffing, pickles and other random goodies. Excellent stuff. Not the healthyiest option foir everyday dining, but as a treat ocassionaly, yummy. Mike had cooked a roast pork dinner on Sunday, so the boiled potatoes and brocolli, cauliflower and kale were used up the following day. The spelt bread was bought in a supermarket, made from spelt flour, and very tasty

"History of Spelt
The official name of spelt is Triticum aestivum var. spelta. Spelt was originally grown in Iran around 5000 to 6000 B.C. Spelt has been grown in Europe for over 300 years, and spelt has been grown in North America for just over 100 years. Spelt is often used as a feed grain for animals. However, it has gained popularity as a dietary grain due to its nutty flavor, high protein and nutrition content."

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I have just told Mike I found an article on spelt ~ and he says I should have put

S-P-E-L-T

but he is a big kid and not likely to get any beter!!

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Hey y'all! I am about to fix up some Jumbalaya for my sweet hubby who had a birthday this week. I use chicken, german sausage, and a few additional veggies with zataran's mix. What are you ladies cooking up lately?

I have been enjoying my new cook book, "Cook this, Not that." Here are some of my recent creations (most from the book):





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Posted 2010-07-25 8:35 PM (#47663 - in reply to #19439)
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Wow, Jess, you've been going to town!! Those look good! I seriously doubt my picky granddaughters would eat any of it, well, Haley might eat the top one (the blueberry dessert).

Billy, belated happy birthday! I hope it was a great day, and wish you many more happy, healthy years to come.

DD got some fresh kale the other day (she is getting fresh veggies from a lady about 1/2 hour north of here, but she and the girls can't eat it all - now I will eat a little bit of cooked kale mashed in with potatoes, but prefer spinach. Hubby LOVES kale.

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You gals always make me feel so inferior!! Tonight it is just my son and me (hubby is driving truck) so after grocery shopping,I threw a frozen pizza in the oven. then off to help out at Knights of Columbus bingo.
Last night we went out to eat at a bar near out camp, but tomorrow I will make tenderlions, potatoes and veggies. (and there is ice cream for dessert!!)
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Posted 2010-07-26 8:37 AM (#47672 - in reply to #19439)
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I've been pan frying steak a lot this summer. It just seems like the perfect thing. I buy petite sirloin tips (I think that's what they are. lol) and pan fry them up in a bit of olive oil and butter, seasoned of course. Then I make home made mac n cheese and a big salad.

Meat salads are also a big hit right now. Either beef or chicken.

And chicken strips...those are always a welcome dish in this house though. LOL. I swear my younger two could live off them. I buy a package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Cut them into strips, dip in whole wheat flour mixed with cornstarch and seasonings, dip in egg, then back in the flour mixture. Fry. We eat salad and fruit with them on the hot days.

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Posted 2010-07-26 11:44 AM (#47685 - in reply to #47672)
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I have been the same way Midge, for several years. I used to love cooking, but I think I burned out on it for a long time. I have only recently been getting back into the groove of cooking quite a bit and so I am enjoying dusting off my apron!

Dorian - I do chicken strips the same way, when I do them. I only make them once every few years since I avoid frying things at all costs. But it is Billy's favorite thing I make (and I make my own honey mustard) and so I have to do it every now and then!

Gerda - Thanks for the birthday wishes! It was a good one for him, I think.

Here is what I made for breakfast Saturday and Sunday. When made with the waffles and syrup the book recommends, it is actually good for you! For Billy I might actually use honey next time, but I can't stand honey so syrup or maybe fresh fruit always for me.





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Posted 2010-07-26 12:49 PM (#47694 - in reply to #19439)
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Jess, that bears a strong resemblance to an "uitsmijter" (literally translated, it means, toss it out! LOL) - In Holland they put a sunnyside up egg on ham, then that goes on bread or toast (no cheese that I know of, and no syrup, of course). I make that for Bill the odd time, I like my eggs with the yolk broken and thoroughly cooked or scrambled, I think Haley would like it too. I'm not sure about it on a waffle for them, then again, Haley does experiment a bit (just like my son used to do).

I'm not sure what I'm making tonight, depends on the heat.

OK, back to sewing!!! Swimming lessons are over for the day, no girlies around!

Gerda

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Posted 2010-07-26 1:23 PM (#47697 - in reply to #19439)
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Wowzers Jess .... you've been outdoing yourself lately. What a great role model you are for your kids (that includes us LOL).
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Posted 2010-07-26 1:45 PM (#47699 - in reply to #47697)
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jess, all your pics are of recipes you made from the "Eat This, Not That" cookbook?  billy LOVES chile rellanos (sp??) and i am wondering if he would like yours . . . it seems all the mexican places here make chili rellanos different - the pepper is chopped up - not whole.  the pic of yours looks like what he orders from our fave Cafe Ole back in batesville . . . could be worth getting that cookbook to give him that surprise! 
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Posted 2010-07-26 2:04 PM (#47701 - in reply to #47699)
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Nope, the Chile Relleno was all me. Here is what I did:

Peel two Roasted Chiles. Cut up some chicken, onion,  and garlic and cook in a skillet with a bit of olive oil. Add a couple of spoons of sour cream and some shredded cheese (I like white cheese, but many would use chedder here), and maybe a dash of milk to the skillet and heat while stirring until warm and smooth. Layer one chile, then some of the chicken mixture, then another chile, then more chicken mixture.

Sorry I don't have any of the amounts, I was just winging it with some leftover stuff. It was soooo good! I don't like the chile relleno's that have all of the breading and you loose the pepper. If you want, you could add a La Tortilla Factory corn toritilla that has been warmed in a skillet to the layering - that would give it a healthy bread layer. Good luck! 

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Posted 2010-07-26 3:25 PM (#47708 - in reply to #19439)
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When I fry foods, I use a little bit of olive oil. Just enough to keep them from sticking.

I am curious as to what kind of syrup the book you refer to, says to use. You say it's healthy? 

For breakfast we've been eating a lot of homemade granola. My guys eat a bowl before going to work out in the woods, they say it sticks to their ribs for longer, and gives them more energy, than a big meat/potatoes breakfast!

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Posted 2010-07-28 5:31 PM (#47803 - in reply to #47708)
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Dorian - it is a Sugar free syrup... Maple Grove I think.

Gerda - Wowsers, what do your grands eat?

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Posted 2010-07-28 5:56 PM (#47812 - in reply to #19439)
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OIC Jess.

On tap for tonight is left over beef roast beans. A left over beef roast and all it's juices make for a REALLY good pot of beans....not really a summer meal, but...oh well, it will be excellent with a pan of corn bread.

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Posted 2010-07-28 6:44 PM (#47828 - in reply to #19439)
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Pork chops, baked potato, and a fresh green salad.... that's what's for dinner tonite.... oh, and I picked up a pint of fresh strawberries today, so I might have a spot of vanilla ice cream with some of them.
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I grilled a Boca burger tonight with some salsa verde and ate it on top of a piece of bread. Fast and to the point! Mmmm. I have a plan for tomorrow night though!
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Yum, Pork Chile Verde. From "Cook This Not That." Very, very yummy. I think I will make it with pork tenderloin next time and see how that goes. The tortillas are La Tortilla Factory White Corn Tortillas.



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Posted 2010-08-02 12:19 AM (#48117 - in reply to #19439)
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Grilled top sirloing steak.... baked potatoes on the grill... and a large green salad.....

Beef... it was what was for dinner...
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Posted 2010-08-02 12:43 AM (#48120 - in reply to #19439)
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We had Caesar salad with grilled chicken patty - we are going to try to lose a few pounds - the hard part will be cutting back on the sweets and salty snacks - he's still Dutch enough that he wants a piece of chocolate with tea, and a square or piece of pie with coffee (except in the morning) - for me it's home baked cookies (which is why, partly, I don't bake too often anymore) and chocolate. Neither of us is an exercise-type person - we dislike it a lot, and besides, it's bloomin' expensive to go to the pool or gym - especially on a pension! $8.50 per person each time you go!! Every dollar is already accounted for for everyday expenses. So we will try to cut back on snacks and portions, not that we eat THAT much! to begin with - we both lost a bunch when we were building the house, and a bunch has come back. DH's back is so bad now, that other than a walk around the block a couple of times a week, he is in much pain and takes days to recuperate from a bit of work. I guess I'll be buying salad fixings more, and trying to figure out breakfast and lunch stuff we actually LIKE (for me especially, I'm a bread and potatoes kinda gal, he will eat most things). We'll work it out!

Denise, your dinner sounds right up my alley!! Yum!

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Posted 2010-08-02 8:57 AM (#48129 - in reply to #19439)
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That's the hardest part Gerda, learning to eat differently. I find that if I eat SMALL bites, and chew them slowely, I tend to eat less. After about a week or so, your tummy is used to eating less, so that helps.

Dh picked a bunch of small new potatoes, we had them last night fried up with bacon, beans, corn and peaches. LOL. I do tend to 'fry' a lot, I guess. But I use just a small amount of olive oil, so it's more of a sautee than a fry.

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Posted 2010-08-02 10:23 AM (#48133 - in reply to #19439)
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Denise, we had steak & baked potatoes last night, too. We prefer home-grilled steaks to restaurant ones, and it sure costs less to have it at home!
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Posted 2010-08-02 11:24 AM (#48138 - in reply to #19439)
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Dorian, the small portions is nothing new for me - I've ALWAYS been the last one to finish eating, I'm poky that way, and for years, I haven't been able to eat huge portions - restaurant meals are always enough for two, so when we do eat out (rarely) I take home a good part of what I ordered. Bill scarfs his food, always has, and yes, he eats way more than he needs to. But again, a few years ago, I started to make much smaller portions of extra lean meat, I don't fry it, it has water in the frying pan to cook in, we don't use sauces, and he eats small breakfasts and lunches. It's the inactivity, mainly, I think, that's the culprit (if you can call it that). He's always sitting in front of his computer, for HOURS. I at least, am always up and down, and I do more with the girls when they are here. Fish gets broiled in the oven, as does chicken. Once or twice a month we may have a few fries, but they are the McCain's that you do in the oven, so no added grease/fat there. We use Becel on toast and bread. I think it's mainly more fruits and veggies we need, and exercise!!

Talking about steaks, years ago he LOVED it when I would splurge and buy a steak - he often wanted them. Nowadays, they cost about the same as ground beef and less than chicken, (I buy round steak and marinate for hours). BUT NOW HE RARELY WANTS STEAK!!

Oh, well, we shall see and keep trying. IT would be good for me to lose a few pounds that have crept back up - I'm still borderline diabetic, and I don't want to go there!

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Posted 2010-08-02 11:39 AM (#48141 - in reply to #19439)
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our favorite steak is top sirloin.... DH likes his very well done,... no pink! so we rarely get steak at restuarants... they never get it right... and they want way too much! we both ate last night for under $10. total! would have been close to 40 plus tip if we wnt out. I like to save eatingout for chinese / mexican foods if possible.

DH is also border diabetic.... not on meds.... or insulin, but he does need to watch his food. And Gerda... he is my potatoe, corn and bread guy! I can only nag so much....w/o becoming a B-----.
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Posted 2010-08-02 1:50 PM (#48151 - in reply to #19439)
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Gerda, Mark is famous for eating everything in sight that isn't a vegetable, and he pours blue cheese dressing on just about everything! And he still weighs exactly what he weighed 25 years ago - 5'11" and 175 pounds. It's just disgusting.
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Posted 2010-08-02 4:57 PM (#48154 - in reply to #19439)
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Unfortantely, much of our weight issues, whether we have too much or too little, or just enough....all depends on our DNA. And the older a person gets, the harder it is too keep the weight off. You have to eat sparingly AND exercise all day...LOL. And who wants to live like that??

Many people are over weight...but healthy...

And the big thing that doesn't help, it is actually really bad, is all the preservatives, hormones, and other crap that goes into our food. If we ate foods that were grown naturally, without added stuff to them, this world would be a LOT healthier/trimmer.

>>>>>>getting off my soapbox now>>>>>>

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Posted 2010-08-02 6:42 PM (#48159 - in reply to #19439)
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I agree with you, Dorian. I think many of the allergies and diseases people have now are really from the crap they add to our food, rather than the foods themselves.
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Posted 2010-08-02 7:00 PM (#48162 - in reply to #19439)
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I fully agree - but it's so much more expensive to buy organic! And "fresh" fruits and veggies always have chemicals on them. DOrian, you and hubby are smart to be growing much of your own food. Allergies are no fun! my son can't/shouldn't have gluten, DIL can't have any milk products. It makes it hard to cook for them!

We're having scalloped potatoes (a package ) as well as boiled potatoes, meatloaf and frozen green beans - it's DH's 60th birthday today, and he's not fussy, but he does like this. He came into my sewing room this morning, saying "Eh, sonny" in this high pitched voice like the commercial - can't for the life of me remember which one, but it's an old man - he thinks he's OLD now!! He's only 60, though his body feels older. I bought a DQ ice cream cake with an old pickup truck on the top for dessert. I know, we want to lose weight, but a birthday only comes along once a year!

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happy birthday, bill!!!  hope you had a fantastic day! 
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Posted 2010-08-03 8:53 AM (#48173 - in reply to #19439)
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Hope Bill had a great birthday Gerda!

Yah, it's HARD to eat organic anymore. It's expensive, and it's just not practical for everyone to have a milk cow, their own veggies and fruit orchards, and raise their own meat...LOL. I am glad to see many companies are at least using sugar again, instead of High Fructose corn syrup. Yes, sugar has calories and is processed, but it IS better than HFCS. 

But we can only do, what we can do...and so that means...I guess...that we have to eat well and do the dreaded EXERCISE!!!!!!!!! LOL

For dinner last night we had stuffed baked potatoes, beans and veggies.

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Posted 2010-08-03 11:13 AM (#48181 - in reply to #19439)
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Last night I had a BLT when I got home from guild board meeting. it was too late to eat anything heavier.... oh, I did add a couple slices of avacado to it.... yummy. need to shop for groceries today... so don't know what tonite hold in it's future.


"organic" cracks me up.... when looking for veggie starts this spring, I was amazed that there were more "organic starts" than regular starts.... at more than double the money! don't folks know that once you plant it in "unorganic soil".... that it is no longer an organic tomato or cucumber? It takes 7 years to certify soil as organic.... and most true organic gardners, start their own seeds....
the average home gardner takes their seedling starts home, put it in their garden and then water with "miracle grow".... no longer organic!

ok, getting down from my soap box....

Happy eating all!
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Hello ladies! Happy birthday to Bill, I hope he has a great day. I wish I could share the ice cream cake, yum!

Just leftovers for dinner for us last night, but I mixed some of the leftover Pork Chile Verde into scrambled eggs this morning and that was yummy!

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Fresh caught Fried Fish, macaroni salad, green beans with bacon and new potatoes, baked beans and green salad.
Grands comong over to eat the fish they caught last night with Grampa. They catch and clean (grampa gave them lessons last night - first year they clean their own) and I cook. A summer tradition..
Hummm, maybe stop by a stand for corn on the cob...
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Posted 2010-08-03 6:43 PM (#48197 - in reply to #19439)
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trout? salmon? what kind of fish? I haven't been fishing all year.

Tonite is Pappa Murpheys take n bake pizza
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Posted 2010-08-03 7:30 PM (#48201 - in reply to #19439)
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Homemade burgers on sourdough bread.....MMMMM!   I can't wait. LOL
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We had buffalo wings & tater tots last night...and no, there aren't any kids in the house! Tonight's pork chops, yellow rice & applesauce.
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Posted 2010-08-04 11:52 AM (#48228 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh, they are trout and kokanee> They caught such a mess of fish we have enough for a couple more days.
My mom and dad and our elderly neighbor also came over. We had a great time. There is enough food that I won't be cooking tonight.
We also had apple pie with caramel sauce and blueberry pie.
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Posted 2010-08-04 12:16 PM (#48233 - in reply to #48228)
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Mmmmm Donna. I think I want to eat at your place last night and tonight...

Last night we splurged! Freebirds burritos and very naughty, HUGE brownie, chips and BBQ sauce. Mmmmm. I ate so much I was in pain, not good.

This morning I made a smoothie, and oh it was too tart! I poured a bit into some freezer safe bowls and am going to try and have them for dessert with Sammy later. Some of it I added almond milk and Agave Syrup to and I am trying to drink it. Not too bad. It is 100% pomegranate juice, frozen blueberries, greek style 2% yogurt, and fresh basil from my garden... well, originally that is what it was! I will attach a pic in a bit.





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Posted 2010-08-04 3:40 PM (#48238 - in reply to #48233)
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Smoothies take 2: MUCH better. Coffee, agave syrup, pb, ice, frozen banana, milk. Yummy!



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Posted 2010-08-05 12:31 AM (#48253 - in reply to #19439)
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tonite we had swedish meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans. One of Dh's favorite meals.
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Posted 2010-08-05 12:33 AM (#48254 - in reply to #48238)
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Hey, anything is better than what I had - grilled cheese and french fries from the children's hospital cafeteria - yuck!
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Posted 2010-08-05 8:24 AM (#48262 - in reply to #19439)
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LOL Barb!

Hmm, I think I would leave out the basil in that smoothie...blah..we are smoothy lovers here too.

We had pan sauteed steaks and a big salad last night. Pasta for those who wanted some.

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Posted 2010-08-05 9:18 AM (#48270 - in reply to #19439)
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We had beautiful chuck steak slow cooked with potato, pumpkin carrot and onion and cooked cauliflower ,corn and beans to go with that I do love my vegies.............and tonight a dessert LOL 1 banana
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Posted 2010-08-06 2:08 AM (#48313 - in reply to #48270)
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Gilly and Dorian, your dinners sound yummy. Mine was a perfectly dreadful Philly cheesesteak sandwich from the cafeteria, but we did order in some delicious Thai food for lunch, so that's a little consolation - and we'll have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I'll be glad to have my girls back home on Saturday - I had some beef marinating for shish kabobs, and on Tuesday, I had cooked some ground beef with french onion soup so that we could have what we call Mollyburgers (after a friend who taught me to make this dish years ago). Because of Riley's accident, we didn't get any dinner at all on Tuesday!
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Posted 2010-08-06 8:49 AM (#48317 - in reply to #19439)
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Barb, I had a Philly cheesesteak for lunch yesterday...it was huge and of course I ate the whole thing! I did not feel good the rest of the day. Finally had a can of soup for dinner about 9:30. Still don't feel great today, so I guess I won't want a cheesesteak for a long time!

We're having spaghetti tonight.
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Posted 2010-08-06 10:00 AM (#48331 - in reply to #19439)
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Restaurants need to downsize their portions (and the prices accordingly) - there's usually enough on a plate to feed two!
And I haven't a clue what a Philly cheesesteak is - sounds like a perfectly good steak smothered in Philadelphia cream cheese - which sounds yucky to me! Am I right or wrong?

We had macaroni salad for supper last night - not sure what I'll make tonight, with the grands here - maybe subs or potatoes and fish and corn (not on the cob - DGD1 has braces now).

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Posted 2010-08-06 10:10 AM (#48333 - in reply to #19439)
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Here's a picture of a philly cheese steak Gerda... ROFL! eww to your images.

http://jimmysnypizza.com/index.php?main_page=product_reviews&cPath=4&products_id=36

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Posted 2010-08-06 10:28 AM (#48335 - in reply to #48333)
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dang but that pizza looked good!!!!!!!  gotta love oodles of mozzarella, black olives and SHROOMS!!!!! 

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Posted 2010-08-06 10:35 AM (#48336 - in reply to #19439)
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Yummm, that does look good - but HOLD THE OLIVES!!! LOL OK, now I want one! Thanks for the link, Dorian! So - was it invented in Philadelphia, PA, then??

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Posted 2010-08-06 11:54 AM (#48342 - in reply to #19439)
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I think so - I won't be wanting one for a while either though. I have had good ones, but last night's was awful. Riley's dad, who (when he works) is a chef, said that the ones we had were good, but you couldn't prove it by me!! The pizza on Dorian's link looks good to me too - I'll be in northern VA next week for Sarah's baby shower, so maybe I can persuade her to take me there, if it's someplace convenient. Hmmm, now I'm hungry for pizza!
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Posted 2010-08-07 3:54 AM (#48376 - in reply to #48342)
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Some of the food pictures have been very impressive, I wish I could get hold of a photo of something that has hit our shelves recently - A Lasagna Sandwich!!!!  Our youngest son Jack has had one and thought it was great!  Personally, I think it sounds yuk!  Then again, he is a big meat eater and is always hungry so I can see why he might like to try one to fill a  gap while on the go.

Has anybody else heard tried anything like it or are there even more weird and wonderful foodstuffs out there that haven't hit our shores yet?

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Posted 2010-08-07 8:10 AM (#48382 - in reply to #19439)
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Sue, that sounds messy! LOL But Mark loves lasagna (he's my own little Garfield) so he'd probably love it. Meatball sub sandwiches are very popular here. I've never had one...they just look icky to me. But I'm not a fan of meatballs.
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Posted 2010-08-07 8:26 AM (#48387 - in reply to #19439)
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Huh! Never heard of lasagna sandwhich!! It does sound messy.My Jed loves lasagna!

LOL Cindy, thought you'd like that pizza!!

Going to the store today, not sure what I am going to pick up for dinner. 

 

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Posted 2010-08-10 9:49 PM (#48577 - in reply to #48387)
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Not sure about a Lasagna sandwhich, but I used to make spaghetti sandwhiches out of leftover spaghetti with meat sauce... oh, yum. I am hungry again now. I just had a couple of eggs and a piece of toast for dinner... quick and easy. I would have LOVED a philly cheesesteak... so good! Mouth watering, keyboard smoking...

I had a yucky day on Saturday, so I decided to do a nice dinner party at the in-laws while we were there. I made four courses for me, Billy, Nana, PaPaw, Phire, and Sammy. (Well, Phire had baby food, but she sat with us!)

I started with a nice plate of President's brie cheese, fresh strawberries, crackers, and raspberry chipotle sauce. That was very good. Billy wouldn't touch it.

Then came a strawberry pecan salad, with raspberry walnut vinegarette dressing. I loved that! Billy and Sammy wouldn't touch it. Hehe. Goobers.

Next came a Porchetta Style Roast Pork Loin with orange zest, fresh Rosemary from MIL's garden, fennel seeds, and a touch of olive oil. This was to die for! But then, pork loin almost always is. Everyone enjoyed it. I served it with some lemony cannellini beans, which I hated and most everyone else did too (Nana and Papaw said they liked them... Papaw likened them to food often served in France, where he spent quite a bit of time when he was still living in England).

Last was Strawberry Shortcake with Balsamic. It was... interesting. I think it was either very good or very bad, but I am going to have to try it again to know what I think. Papaw loved it, Nana preferred it the old fashion southern way, and Billy and Sammy wouldn't touch it.

Anyway, here are some pics of my culinary therapy on Sunday. It was lots of fun.





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Posted 2010-08-10 9:51 PM (#48578 - in reply to #19439)
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Jeds' birthday, his choice for dinner....sweet and sour pork. His favorite dish this year.
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Posted 2010-08-10 9:56 PM (#48580 - in reply to #48578)
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Mmmm... Happy birthday Jed!
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Posted 2010-08-11 12:36 AM (#48592 - in reply to #19439)
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Note to Jess: If you keep putting food pictures up, don't be surprised to find a bunch of quilty women at your dinner table LOL
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Posted 2010-08-11 8:50 AM (#48609 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh, I didn't even see your post Jess....Cooking is therapy for me too ....looks like you did quite a spread....I think I would have eaten the pork, that sounds really good!, but I don't know about the rest. I LOVE strawberry shortcake...but no balsamic for me...thank you. LOL
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Posted 2010-08-11 10:30 AM (#48614 - in reply to #19439)
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Jess & Dorian, I gotta hand it to you...if I have a bad day (and really, most good ones, too) there's no way I want to go in the kitchen! Eating out is always my first choice, and having pizza delivered is my second if Mark won't budge once he gets home!

That said, I have cooked the last 2 nights...spaghetti w/ meat sauce last night (and I make my own spaghetti sauce) and risotto with ham & green beans on Monday. Not sure about tonight...maybe pork chops.

We went to a Cuban restaurant Sunday and I had the roast pork shoulder. It was excellent! You didn't even need a knife. Mark had palomilla steak and half an order of roast pork LOL!
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Posted 2010-08-11 3:37 PM (#48629 - in reply to #19439)
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LOL Donna...what is a Palimillo steak?
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Posted 2010-08-11 4:20 PM (#48630 - in reply to #19439)
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Well, it's not horse, though I always tease Mark about that! I think it's beef skirt steak sauteed with onions. It's what he always orders when we go for Cuban food.
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Posted 2010-08-13 10:51 AM (#48701 - in reply to #19439)
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ROFL, ok, thanks Donna.

Last night I made a sausage/fresh veggie medley. Using patty pan squash and cukes right from the garden. I sauteed them with some garlic, onion, salt and pepper (if I had some lemon pepper, I would of used that), then I add some spicy sausage and put it all over whole wheat noodles (or new-new's, as Carson used to call them  )

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Posted 2010-08-13 11:39 AM (#48703 - in reply to #19439)
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Sounds good, Dorian! I wish Mark would eat veggies. I hardly ever cook any since he won't eat them, so I don't eat them either and I should!
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Posted 2010-08-13 4:27 PM (#48711 - in reply to #19439)
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LOL Donna, what I failed to mention is.....that sausage/veggie medley was for Dh and Jed ONLY! LOL. I eat 5 or 6 veggies, but that is all. most of them I don't like. And it seems my younger two take after me. Now mind you, when they were babies, I fed them veggies. I am always cooking some and encouraging the kids to eat them, but they just refuse. And as I know how it is...being forced to eat something that you don't like, I just don't do it. But we grow them, and I cook them, and I hope that they eat more of them as they get older
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Posted 2010-08-13 5:30 PM (#48713 - in reply to #19439)
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Dorian, do they like raw veggies? My granddaughters (and their mom, my DD) are very picky eaters. They will eat cooked corn only (though DD will eat more if she's here, but sparingly), they do like salads - lettuce and spinach, fresh raw peas and baby carrots - so far that's about it. Bill and I were forced to eat what was on the table, since our parents had lots of kids and little money, and I was going to do that with my kids so they would learn to eat anything, but hubby said no, so that's why she's a picky eater. She is trying more lately for herself - finally a teeny bit of tomato (oh, the girls do like pickles). No mushrooms yet, though.

It will come.
We are having potato salad tonight - made a 3 meal batch yesterday. The rest of the week was Caesar salads with grilled chicken in it - Yummy!!

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Posted 2010-08-13 7:07 PM (#48719 - in reply to #19439)
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Yeah, I don't really like them that much, either...but all I remember having when I was a kid was canned green beans, peas and corn (which are the veggies I like!)

Tonight we're having German Skillet Supper...ground beef, shredded cabbage, onion, rice and tomato sauce. Mark loves it, but he won't eat stuffed cabbage, which is exactly the same ingredents.

He will eat a few veggies...green beans, corn, spinach and asparagus. And he'll eat a salad if there's enough blue cheese dressing to cover all the green! LOL
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Posted 2010-08-13 10:52 PM (#48736 - in reply to #48719)
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No eating horses. That isn't cool.

Wow, I guess I am the odd-ball here. I love my veggies. Well, most of them. But canned peas Donna - barf. Seriously. Gross. Fresh or frozen peas is the ONLY way to go there.

I went to a cuban place on Saturday, but it was definately sub-par. The one I went to in Miami years ago was great, so I don't know what I expected from one is DFW, TX. My bad. I also made spaghetti with meatsauce this week (turkey for the meat), and have been enjoying leftovers since. I made a BIG batch Wednesday.

And then I am totally cheating with kettle cooked salt and vinegar chips...

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Posted 2010-08-13 11:13 PM (#48739 - in reply to #19439)
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Threw some burgers on the grill. grilled a couple ears of corn... had some leftover potato salad, and sliced up some fresh lemon cucumbers...
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Posted 2010-08-14 12:35 AM (#48743 - in reply to #48736)
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Nope Jess, I too am a vegie lover especially since I have been forced to greatly modify my diet. I think the only vegie I am not real keen on is sweet corn. Everything else squash pumpkin sprouts peas beans whitlof cabbage even spinach I lurve

I will often have a large plate of steamed and/or fresh vegies with a little bit of melted butter and a BIG sprinkle of fresh ground pepper for lunch or dinner and I am lucky that all of my children and darling husband are the same.
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Posted 2010-08-14 8:41 AM (#48746 - in reply to #19439)
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Hmmm, I don't think forcing a child makes him/her like or dislike a food. I know that during the depression and for many families who don't have much money, that you ate what was in front of you, regardless of your tastes. In order to survive, you just ate it.

I remember clearly, sitting at the dinner table for hours, till I finished my (by then) cold peas...canned peas at that...and then promptly throwing them all up. I hated the smell and the taste of them....and I still do.

BUT, I will eat a raw, or slightly cooked, fresh pea. 

And my kids do 'graze' out of the garden. But will not touch the same veggie on their plate  LOL

I like lettuce, raw spinach, corn, carrots, celery, tomatoes...but only if they are sauced, or in V8 juice....that's how I get a lot of veggies...drinking V8. LOL

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Posted 2010-08-14 12:28 PM (#48755 - in reply to #19439)
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I love them all! (WELL, except for hominy, okra,and some of the really wierd stuff).... DH won't touch it unless it's frozen peas, frozen mixed veg with corn, carrots, peas, and green beans.... , canned corn, fresh corn on the cob, or green beans!. He does eat salad, but only likes iceberg lettuce, (no romaine, leaf lettuce, etc). I can put cucumbers, tomato, carrot and radish on his salad, but no mushrooms, beets, olives, etc. (then he uses LOTS of dressing). He will put green pepper and onion in just about anything....

No squash of any kind, (he doesn't know that pumpkin pie is really squash pie... and I'm not telling him), no zucchini, no eggplant, no broccoli, no cauliflower, no brussel sprouts, no asparagus, no kohlrabi, no ........ He is really missing out. and I tend not to cook them for myself very often. When he wants canned creamed corn, then it's my turn for a real treat!

I think the problem with canned veggies, is that they have been SOOOOO overcooked. During and after the depression, veggies would be home canned, and then after opening, the instructions were to BOIL for at least 5 minutes to assure that there was no botchulism (sp). This left no taste or texture left at all! same thing happens to commercially canned peas, asparagus, etc. there isn't anything left. Frozen or fresh is definitely the way to go, and now that we have the luxury of freezers, and local groceries it makes them all so much better to enjoy! Raw, or lightly steamed, so that there is still flavor and texture to enjoy.

My dear younger sister was the one who would be sitting at the table trying to finish the last of 3 bites of something like canned spinach, canned peas, canned asparagus or brussel sprouts, only to have to run to the bathroom gagging all the way. (No dessert or eating anything after dinner if we didn't eat three (they were small, too) bites of everything).
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Posted 2010-08-14 12:30 PM (#48756 - in reply to #48746)
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hey, i love my veggies too!  baby limas are my absolute fave!  and i love canned LeSeur peas, but it's GOT to be the young small ones.  what i cannot stand is the frozen peas - sorry jess, but they are just plain NASTY !!  and frozen green beans are even WORSE !!!!  definitely canned . . .

ok gilly what is whitlof???  altho i am not sure i want to know

dorian, i agree with not forcing anyone - child or adult (i have a couple of friends who "tsk tsk" me cause i do not like chinese, they act like i never had the opportunity to try it til i met them but i have and sorry but i just do not care for it) - to eat something they do not like.  one rule billy & i had when the girls were little was that they were not allowed to turn their nose up without trying a bite of something AND that bite had to be spoon-size, in other words, they had to legitimately try the food before saying they did not like it - not merely pinch off this teensy tinesy speck to try!  an extension of this rule was my "three strikes, it's out" rule - they had to give a food three tries before it went on their permanent "will not eat" list.  each try would be like several weeks/months apart, and if, on the last tasting, they still did not like it, then they never had to try it again

and another rule was, if you yourself (not momma and not daddy) put a food on your own plate, then you had to eat it, all of it - the only exception to this rule was the aforementioned trial taste of a new-to-them food.  i gotta tell y'all, that solved alot of this "eyes bigger than their stomach" and wasting food!  after all, it was easier to reach for seconds if they were still hungry!

i have a spaghetti squash out for tonight and i have some sauce out thawing.  jess, i use turkey in my meat sauce too - and i always make a big crock-pot full so the extra goes into the freezer.  dorian, shrooms are good in pasta sauce too you know    anyways, we'll have garlic toast and a small salad with it YUM!

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Posted 2010-08-14 1:28 PM (#48758 - in reply to #19439)
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Whitlof (or witlof/witloof as I know it) is basically endive - yuck! Mom would make it a few times each winter - gag me!! And yes, we would have to stay at our place and eat everything. http://www.jetfresh.com.au/witlof.html I can't stand regular endive either.

I like baby brussel sprouts (next to no smell), LOOOOOOVE cooked spinach, green beans, baby peas (the larger ones make me gag), carrots, cauliflower (raw and cooked), broccoli (raw and cooked), beets - plain boiled with a touch of onion in it, red cabbage with apples and nutmeg, can't stand any other kind of beans - again, most make me gag - kale I will tolerate, sauerkraut I will eat, but often add some applesauce to it, I've had turnip once, with carrots, it was OK, but no one else would eat it. I used to only eat iceberg/head lettuce salad, but lately it's been caesar salad. Like I said, hubby will eat almost everything, though the only time he will eat cooked carrots is in a mix.
And other than canned beets and kale, I can't stand the taste of canned veg. Frozen all the way for us! and well cooked, none of this half cooked/steamed - too crunchy.

Burgers for supper tonight - ok, back to laundry and ironing, and maybe some sewing today - going to visit a friend this afternoon who lost her dad this week to aggressive cancer all through his body (early 70s) - it was quick, and he died at home with family.

Later, all!
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Posted 2010-08-14 1:30 PM (#48759 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh, Cindy, I don't really like Chinese either - though I have had a bit from a really good authentic Chinese restaurant (Bing's #1 in Stony Plain) at the annual Kung Fu awards ceremony/New Year's celebration. But it soooo not my food of choice. I do like Greek, though (only had it twice).

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Yes, forcing a child can make them hate something & never eat it when they were grown up. I speak from experience. I was a little kid & my Mother fixed rice (we lived on a farm & I have no idea why we were eating rice, but my Dad practically threatened me & I said no way & I never touched rice until my oldest son was in the 7th grade & I was introduced to green rice casserole. Since I knew why I hated rice, I decided to over come this issue by trying it. Today 60 plus years later, I can handle rice in small quantities (mostly doctored up with something). Which is why I never forced my kids to eat anything, encouraged them to try it. Oldest son didn't care much for rice, but since his college roommate was Chinese & he spends so much time in China now with his job, he eats it all the time. I serve rice quite often, because GS loves it & husband tolerates it (but he has to doctor it up) and he hates broccoli.

I found that reading about everyone's vegetable likes and dislikes very informative. I found out much later that the foods my kids didn't like to eat or want to eat, they were allergic to; they made them sick. So you never know.

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Posted 2010-08-14 7:01 PM (#48773 - in reply to #19439)
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Let's see...veggies in the south...fried okra, fried green beans, fried pickles...well, you get the idea! LOL

I mentioned steak while we were out working in the yard and Mark zipped off to the grocery store! So steak & baked potatoes tonight!
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Posted 2010-08-14 7:05 PM (#48774 - in reply to #19439)
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That's a very good point Rose. Your body tells you in all kinds of ways, not too eat something. We just don't know what it's saying half the time! LOL

I think that is one of the reason's I do not like a lot of veggies. My smellerator is very sensative, and MANY veggies just don't smell good cooked! Like foods from the cabbage family...brussel sprouts...broccoli...I just can't stand the way they smell. And oh man, I can barely cook them for dh, or cook him some canned green beans or peas... :::SHUDDER:::: LOL. 

Dh and Jed are the big Asian food eaters here. I do like a few Asian dishes, but mainly when I stir fry meats for the two younger kids and I, it's just meat with some soy sauce, garlic powder and all seasoning.

If I cook tonight, it will be chicken...maybe chicken salad. Something light.

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Posted 2010-08-14 9:28 PM (#48781 - in reply to #48774)
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Jeri got me Pad Thai for lunch, and I wanted more, so I ordered some takeout for dinner! Sammy had chicken lo mein. Mmmmm, not so good for you though!
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Posted 2010-08-15 8:26 AM (#48814 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh, dh loves Pad Thai! It's one of his favorites.

I didn't make dinner last night. The trip to town too the wind out of me. 

I want steak, so I think I'll do a london broil tonight. I'll have dh go see if we have some big tators in the garden yet...or if they are still little...a baker sounds good too! Hmmm, FALL must be in the air. LOL

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Posted 2010-08-15 11:44 AM (#48825 - in reply to #19439)
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Love Thai food. About once a year, I get a craving for brussel sprouts, so eat a few & that takes care of that. Haven't got a clue why. Now I'm hungry, and not for sprouts! Steak sounds really good.
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Posted 2010-08-15 12:35 PM (#48829 - in reply to #19439)
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We stayed for supper at our friends' place last night - Brenda went out into her garden and dug up fresh potatoes (she nuked them a few minutes, then on the bbq for baked, dug up fresh baby carrots and onions, sauteed the onions and mushrooms, and bbq'd steak - YUMMO! to borrow a phrase! Then, she gave me fresh beets, carrots potatoes and some leaf lettuce. We'll be eatin' goooood!!

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Posted 2010-08-16 12:58 AM (#48888 - in reply to #19439)
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tonite was....
BLT on multigrain bread, green salad, and cucumbers and Onion in vinegar.
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Posted 2010-08-16 9:46 AM (#48917 - in reply to #48888)
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I so envy people with gardens. Gerda, your friend is a friend indeed.
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Dorian
Posted 2010-08-23 6:24 PM (#49411 - in reply to #19439)
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I have some steak I am making tonight, along with home made mac n cheese and veggies.

My dh brought me home some luscious blackberries yesterday!! WOOHOO! So I've made a peach/blackberry pie and an all blackberry pie. I can't wait for dessert 

What's cooking at your house?

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Posted 2010-08-23 7:14 PM (#49416 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh, Dorian - those pies sound yummy! We're having steak tonight, too...with baked potatoes.
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Posted 2010-08-24 8:18 AM (#49456 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh Donna, I wish you could try my BB pie!!! I made it with half sugar/half honey, and the taste is just DEVINE!! I am having some for breakfast
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Posted 2010-08-24 9:01 AM (#49460 - in reply to #19439)
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Sure, Dorian, rub it in! LOL
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Posted 2010-08-28 10:05 PM (#49653 - in reply to #19439)
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Dinner is late tonight but should be good. Hey if it has to be on time it would be hot dogs, LOL.
We are having stuffed peppers, fresh picked greenbeans with bacon and new potatoes, and for dessert it is pineapple zucchini bread. Should all be yummy!
Tomorrow we will have cheesey zucchini casserole and blackberry pie or maybe a cobbler - will decide tomorrow.
I LOVE this time of year when everything comes fresh from the garden to dinner.
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Jess
Posted 2012-05-28 12:41 AM (#69035 - in reply to #19439)
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Every now and then I have the time (not to mention the motivation and occasion) to enjoy doing something really well in my kitchen. Tonight I've made a traditional from scratch  butter based red velvet cake (complete with buttermilk and vinegar mixed with soda). The kids were already in bed and I had fun with the challenge of a new recipe. Now my only worry is resisting the temptation to try it before I take it to our friend's place for dessert tomorrow evening!!
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Posted 2012-05-28 8:24 AM (#69037 - in reply to #19439)
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MMMMM, sounds good Jess!!
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Posted 2012-05-28 9:15 AM (#69040 - in reply to #69037)
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Red Velvet cake from scratch...mmmmmmmmmmmmmhhmmmmmmmmmm!  Wish we were closer (and invited to your friends too  )

Couldn't sleep this morning, so instead of laying there, just got up and started on today's lunch.  We're heading to Roger's brothers for lunch after the Memorial Service.  So far, I've got baked beans in a crock pot, angel food cake (also from scratch this morning), and fresh strawberries ready.  Think that's it...maybe I'll take a nap now.  Hope you can enjoy good company and good food today everyone!

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Posted 2012-05-29 8:36 AM (#69070 - in reply to #19439)
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Oh, I love angel food cake and strawberries
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Posted 2013-06-23 9:13 PM (#76029 - in reply to #19439)
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Here's a new post about my dinner tonight:

Blog: The Quilt and Needle Blog
Post: My Kind of Pizza
Link: http://thequiltandneedle.blogspot.com/2013/06/my-kind-of-pizza.html
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