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nawma
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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sara
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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mom2three
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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Dorian
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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mom2three
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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Dorian
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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Short Not Sassy
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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mom2three
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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pepper
flour
chicken stock
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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misisipimenace
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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Short Not Sassy
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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SallyC
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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misisipimenace
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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Short Not Sassy
Posted 2009-04-02 2:54 PM (#24382 - in reply to #24381)
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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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Dorian
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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misisipimenace
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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