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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #700 on: March 18, 2019, 02:28:03 PM »
Stir fry:  shrimp & veggies.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #701 on: March 18, 2019, 03:42:29 PM »
Hopefully, spaghetti squash with tomato/ground beef sauce.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #702 on: March 18, 2019, 04:15:24 PM »
Using some more stuff I have sitting around in the freezer and pantry, I'm making chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, and steamed vegetables. Should be some pleasant comfort food.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #703 on: March 18, 2019, 08:36:38 PM »
Tacos! Better get a move on though, it's getting late. Thankfully I batch cooked the beef a couple of weeks ago and still have two left. Alas, my MIL* ate all the tomatoes off the fruit/veg stand on the kitchen counter, so salsa will be the extent of our tomato experience tonight.

* She has Alz, in case you don't already know that. At least I didn't find any half eaten ones in her underwear drawer this time. Yet.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #704 on: March 18, 2019, 08:43:57 PM »
Tacos! Better get a move on though, it's getting late. Thankfully I batch cooked the beef a couple of weeks ago and still have two left. Alas, my MIL* ate all the tomatoes off the fruit/veg stand on the kitchen counter, so salsa will be the extent of our tomato experience tonight.

* She has Alz, in case you don't already know that. At least I didn't find any half eaten ones in her underwear drawer this time. Yet.

The half-eaten one is for the cooked salsa! (Or the compost pile...)

We had chili. Rounded out with some tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sliced radishes, and carrot/cabbage slaw. I tried cooking the beans with kombu (sp?) this time, to save us from having half the family gas out the other half. I seriously do not want to be in a car with my youngest the day after a bean-heavy meal.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #705 on: March 19, 2019, 07:40:24 AM »
grilled salmon on top of a giant salad of lettuce, cucumber, mushrooms, olives, avocado, nutritional yeast, and carrot. Yum!

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #706 on: March 19, 2019, 11:52:28 PM »
Made pizza and salad. All gone.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #707 on: March 20, 2019, 01:18:50 AM »
DH made fish soup from water, coconut milk, frozen vegetables and flavour stuff. Served with fresh bread and the half full bottle of white wine that we had left. Tasted good.

If it is my turn tonight, I will make pasta with cream, blue cheese and spinach.

Edit: There was not so much spinach, so I added some carrots and porcini.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 02:10:02 AM by Linea_Norway »

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #708 on: March 20, 2019, 09:16:29 AM »
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, this week I made loaded baked potato soup: red potatoes, onion and broccoli diced and simmered in chicken stock, thickened with a roux of flour and butter. Serve topped with bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #709 on: March 20, 2019, 09:29:14 AM »
I don't make it a point to eat traditional foods for the holidays, but I do tend to base meals around the best sales of the week. Which is why we've been eating corned beef, potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage every night since Sunday.


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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #710 on: March 20, 2019, 07:11:51 PM »
Costco rotisserie chicken, leftover spaghetti squash with butter, and roasted fractal broccoli (aka romanesco).

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« Reply #711 on: March 20, 2019, 07:23:10 PM »
I had to take a day off from work today, so I had a little more time to prepare dinner: Polynesian-style pork chops with cinnamon applesauce and a loaf of homemade apple cinnamon bread. And an episode of "Daredevil" on Netflix. :-)

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #712 on: March 20, 2019, 09:42:51 PM »
@Dicey, you are very welcome! I'm vegetarian so I use low sodium veg broth and that came out well too. Using good paprika, and enough of it, helps. I was using smoked paprika in it before, but this time I only had the cheap shit from Aldi in the house and it wasn't quite as good. Still a great hearty meal on a cold night.
I only had regular paprika, so that could be the difference. I'll add smoked paprika to my shopping list. Lol, I've been a vegetarian for 30 years. When I got married and suddenly started cooking for a family of four adult-sized humans, three of whom are meat eaters, I admit, I relaxed my standards a bit. I use meat stock occasionally. I had lo-so beef stock in the pantry that was well past the alleged expiration date, so I just grabbed it and ignored the fact that it wasn't vegetarian. We all love mushrooms, so I'm sure this recipe will stay in our rotation. Thanks again, @Tris Prior!

I can confirm that smoked paprika is delightful. I had no idea how much of a difference it would make.
I made this again this time with the smoked paprika. It made enough of a difference to warrant the purchase of a specific single-recipe spice. Though now that I have it, I'm sure Ill find other uses for it.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #713 on: March 21, 2019, 10:15:35 AM »
@Dicey, you are very welcome! I'm vegetarian so I use low sodium veg broth and that came out well too. Using good paprika, and enough of it, helps. I was using smoked paprika in it before, but this time I only had the cheap shit from Aldi in the house and it wasn't quite as good. Still a great hearty meal on a cold night.
I only had regular paprika, so that could be the difference. I'll add smoked paprika to my shopping list. Lol, I've been a vegetarian for 30 years. When I got married and suddenly started cooking for a family of four adult-sized humans, three of whom are meat eaters, I admit, I relaxed my standards a bit. I use meat stock occasionally. I had lo-so beef stock in the pantry that was well past the alleged expiration date, so I just grabbed it and ignored the fact that it wasn't vegetarian. We all love mushrooms, so I'm sure this recipe will stay in our rotation. Thanks again, @Tris Prior!

I can confirm that smoked paprika is delightful. I had no idea how much of a difference it would make.
I made this again this time with the smoked paprika. It made enough of a difference to warrant the purchase of a specific single-recipe spice. Though now that I have it, I'm sure Ill find other uses for it.

Smoked paprika and/or alleppo pepper flakes make their way into many, many things I cook, including most everything containing tomatoes or eggs.

I'm out of ideas, and the older kid won't be home for dinner tonight, so I defrosted a tub of baked giant white beans in tomato sauce with feta (I'll reheat it in the oven) with a parsley-lemon sauce that gets drizzled over. (I kept the jar of parsley sauce in the freezer next to the beans.) We'll have it with toast (or a baguette) and salad.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #714 on: March 21, 2019, 11:58:12 AM »
@Dicey, you are very welcome! I'm vegetarian so I use low sodium veg broth and that came out well too. Using good paprika, and enough of it, helps. I was using smoked paprika in it before, but this time I only had the cheap shit from Aldi in the house and it wasn't quite as good. Still a great hearty meal on a cold night.
I only had regular paprika, so that could be the difference. I'll add smoked paprika to my shopping list. Lol, I've been a vegetarian for 30 years. When I got married and suddenly started cooking for a family of four adult-sized humans, three of whom are meat eaters, I admit, I relaxed my standards a bit. I use meat stock occasionally. I had lo-so beef stock in the pantry that was well past the alleged expiration date, so I just grabbed it and ignored the fact that it wasn't vegetarian. We all love mushrooms, so I'm sure this recipe will stay in our rotation. Thanks again, @Tris Prior!

I can confirm that smoked paprika is delightful. I had no idea how much of a difference it would make.
I made this again this time with the smoked paprika. It made enough of a difference to warrant the purchase of a specific single-recipe spice. Though now that I have it, I'm sure Ill find other uses for it.

I mix it with salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic powder and use that as a seasoning for roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes or chicken, fish, or pork.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #715 on: March 21, 2019, 12:20:38 PM »
Kidney beans, lentils, tomato, minced meat, red pepper, squash, taco spices.
It tasted good.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #716 on: March 21, 2019, 12:56:33 PM »
@Dicey, you are very welcome! I'm vegetarian so I use low sodium veg broth and that came out well too. Using good paprika, and enough of it, helps. I was using smoked paprika in it before, but this time I only had the cheap shit from Aldi in the house and it wasn't quite as good. Still a great hearty meal on a cold night.
I only had regular paprika, so that could be the difference. I'll add smoked paprika to my shopping list. Lol, I've been a vegetarian for 30 years. When I got married and suddenly started cooking for a family of four adult-sized humans, three of whom are meat eaters, I admit, I relaxed my standards a bit. I use meat stock occasionally. I had lo-so beef stock in the pantry that was well past the alleged expiration date, so I just grabbed it and ignored the fact that it wasn't vegetarian. We all love mushrooms, so I'm sure this recipe will stay in our rotation. Thanks again, @Tris Prior!

I can confirm that smoked paprika is delightful. I had no idea how much of a difference it would make.
I made this again this time with the smoked paprika. It made enough of a difference to warrant the purchase of a specific single-recipe spice. Though now that I have it, I'm sure Ill find other uses for it.

I mix it with salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic powder and use that as a seasoning for roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes or chicken, fish, or pork.
Thanks! I'll try that soon as I have potatoes to use up.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #717 on: March 22, 2019, 08:06:39 AM »
It was raining all day yesterday so I put on a big pot of from-scratch marinara.  There's nothing like the smell and warmth of a big pot of red sauce to warm my bones.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #718 on: March 22, 2019, 08:15:58 AM »
Baked salmon and stuck-pot rice with lentils and yogurt.

I have a bag of baby eggplants so maybe I'll roast some of those, too.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #719 on: March 22, 2019, 01:17:19 PM »
Home made pizza.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #720 on: March 22, 2019, 09:47:32 PM »
Home made pizza.

Us too! And salad.

We made the kind that somewhat cleaned out the fridge, so the last one was pesto, ham slivers, and havarti with an egg cracked on the top when it was about half baked.  (The first one was marinara, and they got weirder from there.)

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #721 on: March 23, 2019, 06:27:26 PM »
Egg roll in a bowl for the adults. Same topping, wrapped in a tortilla for another kid. Unclear what youngest will eat when he comes back from soccer. If he doesn't eat the "menu" item, he has to cook for himself.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #722 on: March 23, 2019, 06:39:11 PM »
Homemade chicken noodle soup.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #723 on: March 23, 2019, 06:49:07 PM »
Chef salad, more or less. With chicken and no eggs.


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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #724 on: March 23, 2019, 06:53:09 PM »
Just got home from a week of traveling.  It's raining.  Made chicken vegetable soup using some of a chipotle salsa paste leftover from a recipe.  Baked up the second half of a brown-and-serve baguette that's been in the freezer for a few weeks and put plenty of butter on it.  Just what I needed after eating out of hotel fridge and restaurants all week.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #725 on: March 24, 2019, 04:39:52 AM »
My DH made fish soup. Enough for two meals.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #726 on: March 24, 2019, 12:13:18 PM »
We're having chicken alfredo, but with spiralized zucchini in place of noodles. Never tried it before, so hope it's good

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #727 on: March 25, 2019, 02:19:00 PM »
We did the taco night but with something called "mexican-crumbles" it was a hit! On the side: sliced avocado, lettuce, tomato, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream.
marinated sauteed shrimp with stir fry and rice (broccolli, carrot, red pepper, onion)
Spanokorizo with tomato puree. On the side hummus and bread.
Next day opened a can of black beans and had with the spinach/tomato rice mixture. Have enough for 1 more meal (will bring for lunch).
Last night did burgers and homemade fries. for my burger had morningstar grillers which has less of a beany taste than some.
another hit: egg-free pancakes.
For this week: Got some porcinni mushrooms and will try to make a vegan mushroom sauce for gnocchi.I forgot the vegetable broth so this may be more of a miss than a hit.   

Another miss was trying to make a "vegan" brownie by substituting more water and oil for the 2 eggs. It became an oily gooey mass, more like fudge/icing than brownie. I'm still eating it, but it definitely needs -something if I attempt again (corn starch? apple sauce? Banana? ).   

What I am relieved about, is that I am basically able to make 1 meal and modify, than what I have done in the past is make 2 separate meals. And the kids have been enjoying some of the meals.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #728 on: March 25, 2019, 07:25:48 PM »
Frozen pizza and spinach salad. I will be so happy when the schedule chaos settles down and I have time to cook from scratch every day.

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« Reply #729 on: March 25, 2019, 07:28:58 PM »
Leftover salad followed by brownies.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #730 on: March 25, 2019, 07:49:24 PM »
Gonna hit the easy button and raid the freezer.

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« Reply #731 on: March 25, 2019, 10:00:57 PM »
Today was is my only day off for the next two weeks (crazy OT at work this month).  After spending half the day getting snow tires changed over and then fixing my parent's furnace, I didn't get as much time to prep for the week as I wanted.

However, I did make kahlua pork, charro beans, and baked potatoes.  All provide plenty in the way of leftovers, along with some baked chicken breasts that are in the freezer.  Pork and noodles, pork and charro bean burritos, bbq pork on rolls, fried potatoes and sausage/bacon, chicken/salami/parm cheese sandwiches, etc.

My mom "paid" for the furnace repair in some carrots freshly dug up from the garden (where they over-wintered).  If I had more time, I'd pickle and can some, but time is in short supply right now.  So instead, I'll eat some fresh and cook some up later this week. 

I also made a large batch of lemon bars.  We rarely do dessert, but I needed to take care of some lemons before they went bad, and it just sounded good. 

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« Reply #732 on: Today at 01:18:01 AM »
DH bought soya burgers. We ate them with green cale, combined with some cashew nuts and honey, and left over fresh bread with old and vinegar.

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« Reply #733 on: Today at 12:11:11 PM »
Sesame noodles and chicken. I tossed udon noodles with a dressing of sesame oil, olive oil, soy sauce and rice vinegar, and sprinkled them with sesame seeds, shredded chicken and steamed broccoli. Good either hot or cold.

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« Reply #734 on: Today at 01:07:22 PM »
Fried some leftover baked potatoes on a pan with frozen brocolli, then separately fried some leftover rotisserie chicken with about half a cup of stewed beans and mushrooms.

Love it when a a bunch of random leftovers makes its own new meal.

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« Reply #735 on: Today at 02:20:24 PM »
Mississippi Style Pork Roast  https://belleofthekitchen.com/2018/06/29/mississippi-pulled-pork-recipe/

I've made this before with beef, and it's delicious but definitely heavy and not an all-the-time thing.  I like it best over egg noodles. 

Tonight's will be a bit improvised because I didn't have an au jus or onion soup mix -- substituted a bit of powdered chicken base, powdered garlic, paprika, dried parsley, and corn starch for thickness.  Also added some caramelized onions I had in the freezer for moisture and flavor.  And like twice as many pepperoncini because they get sooooo good during the cooking.

Dang, now I'm hungry!