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Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« on: November 27, 2018, 03:02:00 PM »
Since I do all the cooking in the house I thought it would be fun to see what people are making and share as much info as you like...

For tonight -

Frozen Chicken Drumsticks and 1 bottle of Barbeque Sauce in Slow Cooker for 4hrs on High. I make this often the kids love it and its brainless to cook. Drumsticks frozen where on sale for .49Cents a lb so I got two packs (about 20 Drumsticks) for about $3.10 cents plus the Barbeque Sauce was the store brand under a $1.50 so I will call it that.

1 Box of Cheesy Broccoli rice a roni .99

Made a Pasta Salad - 1 crown of Broccoli, 1 bottle of peppercorn ranch, 1 box of tri-color pasta, 1 can black olives, 1/3 block of cheddar cubed cheese, 3 green onions, 6 cherry tomatos cut in half, 1/3 of a cucumber- all in on a high note $550 but will get two days out of it at least. ( just make the pasta, add all the ingredients and a bottle of peppercorn ranch and your done)

Half a large bag of Store brand Frozen Green Beans $.50

So all in-

Chicken- $4.60 will be good for Dinner tonight and leftover for lunch
Rice A Roni. .99 Plus call it 25 cents for Butter so 1.25 Total
Pasta Salad- Again for Dinner tonight and leftovers for Lunch and then some tomorrow $550
Green Beans- $.50

Total- 2 meals- $11.85 For four people per

All will be happy as well tonight!


 

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 03:11:20 PM »
That made me hungry reading it.

I do pretty much all the cooking in our house as well. Actively trying to limit our meat based meals so tonight it's black bean and corn quesadillas with roasted butternut squash. Simple, fairly quick and mostly healthy. 

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 03:16:23 PM »
Hmmm. Tonight we're either doing taco+rice bowls, or elk cube steak with sausage gravy+rice (with a side of shaved + roasted brussel sprouts probably). Depends on what sounds good.

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 03:30:57 PM »
Leftover pressure cooker black bean and sweet potato chili.  With cheese and tortilla chips.

And whatever else we can scrounge.  We still have stuffing.

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 03:31:26 PM »
Roast chicken that I made last night but went to bed before slicing
Potato soup

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2018, 03:40:49 PM »
tomato soup


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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2018, 03:45:16 PM »
Roast chicken that I made last night but went to bed before slicing
Potato soup

Last night I ate some roasted chicken that I cooked and froze last week.

I ate some rice/carrots/onion too.

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2018, 06:54:09 PM »
MrInCO regularly asks for seafood, so we try to have it once/week or so. This week scallops were on sale (kinda...)  I'd prefer them cooked with sauce on cheese grits, but older kid prefers rice, so we had them with a mirepoix of onions, leeks, carrots and celery over rice. With napa cabbage, and a baked acorn squash, because it was time to cook it.

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2018, 07:01:06 PM »
Gluten free frozen pizza with fresh tomato slices on top and guac to dip it in.  Sounds odd but it's quite delicious. 

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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2018, 07:41:03 PM »
Cod cooked in large pot, half inch of water, with dill on top, 5 to 7 minutes. Basmati rice, black beans and onions, and some cucumber slices. Pretty tasty and simple!

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2018, 08:37:56 PM »
Using some insanely dense/flavorful bone broth I made over 24 hour period from the turkey carcass from thanksgiving, I'm making a giant pot of cream of potato soup. Chopped celery, onion, carrots, fried in bacon grease until tender, then added to turkey broth, sliced 4 russet potatoes into stick/slices and will bring to a low simmer, adding in a touch of garlic, salt and pepper, and at the end, stirring in some heavy cream and cream cheese and garnishing with crumbles of bacon and extra sharp cheddar cheese shreds.

Tomorrow night is cube steaks with grilled onions and brown gravy with sides of broccoli and baked potatoes topped with sharp cheddar and butter.

I got the broth for free, the turkey was 42/lb., and we used it ALL up (I save the bones and the bits of celery/onion ends for broth). The potatoes were 10 pounds for 99, so practically pennies for the GIANT pot of soup that is to die for... veggies were probably under 50 for all.

The cube steaks for tomorrow were bought on clearance (my local Aldi marks stuff half price like 2 days before the sell by). So tomorrow's meal will cost around 50 a plate as well.

« Last Edit: November 27, 2018, 08:43:24 PM by Frankies Girl »

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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2018, 10:00:36 PM »
Broccoli mushroom noodle casserole from the New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. It's one of husband's favorites, and I had some mushrooms, shallots, and sour cream that needed to be used. Bonus: the recipe makes such a large volume that it will cover our lunches for the rest of the week.

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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2018, 08:21:13 AM »
One of the first things I do since I get up early is try and start dinner if not finish it before I go to the gym. With kids and everyone running different times I make most meals kinda buffet style. So I make it. Put in fridge then bring out later for those that are home. Anyhow for tonight's meal I made....

Kirklands Frozen Turkey Burgers (8 0f the 12) on the Stove top( Iron Skillet 4 at a time , 8 mins a side flip twice and season as you like, I use a little onion powder and Aldis version of Lawrys seasoning salt) and cut up a Tomato, Lettuce and Onions on a plate.

 Made a batch of homemade Mac N Cheese.

 A large Can of Baked Beans

 House salad with cut up broccoli, carrots, green onions, some cubed cheddar cheese.

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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2018, 08:59:09 AM »
Not tonight, but earlier this week:

Miso soup with soba noodles, roasted butternut squash and kale (both from our garden)

Om.nom.

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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2018, 09:13:07 AM »
Cobb salad, it is easy to make in between my wife and my work schedules and is protein packed and delicious.

 Still a little to warm for soup but i have made crock pot split pea and black eyed pea and ham-bone already this season.

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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2018, 10:03:34 AM »
Finishing the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers. The end is in sight!

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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2018, 01:27:37 PM »
Tonight is ribeye steaks and peas, with a gorgonzola sauce.

Much more spendy than OP, but we like to splurge once a month on these!

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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2018, 01:55:47 PM »
We'll probably have a "leftover combo" type of a meal. There are leftovers of various previous meals, but not enough for everyone to have the same thing. It's looking like:

-Baguette chicken (hollowed out baguette with homemade chicken tenders wrapped in mozzarella stuffed inside. Serve with marinara
-Grilled chicken
-Wontons
-Pasta

It's an eclectic mix, and I may have to fill in with a partial side from the freezer (leftover kebab for my husband?), and we will serve all of that with a big salad.

For tomorrow, we're having lasagna.

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« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2018, 02:29:05 PM »
Leftovers!  Of this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=619144734772182&set=a.208146639205329&type=3&theater&ifg=1

For non-FB people, or people who don't want to click a link...

I did this in a dutch oven instead of a crockpot.  350 for 40 minutes (my chicken was partially frozen when I started, so with thawed chicken, I'd check it at 30 minutes), plus time to thicken sauce on the stovetop (one reason I love cast iron is that it can go from stovetop to oven and back again).


Sesame Chicken for slow cooker

1 1/2 pound boneless/skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons dried onion
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 3 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds

Put chicken into crock pot. Combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, and garlic. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 2 teaspoons of cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and return to crock pot - can leave chicken in and simmer on low or serve. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice.

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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2018, 11:32:51 AM »
Getting tired of cooking this week so kept it simple.

I made 2 Amish flavored split whole chickens

2 packages of Knorrs Cheddar and Broccolli flavored pasta

Frozen mixed veggies

And a pretty loaded Salad

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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2018, 11:59:29 AM »
I need more freezer space available, so I'm making stock out of one of the turkey carcasses. I'll go shred the meat off the bones in a bit, and we'll have turkey-vegetable soup. Or perhaps caldo tlalpeno (misspelled, because I can't figure out special characters), which is a favorite of mine... (recipe here: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/262294/mexican-chicken-soup-with-garbanzo-beans-caldo-tlalpeno/  ) actually, this recipe is for inspiration, I can't find the one I actually use, but it contains potatoes, loads of vegetables, chickpeas, and chipotles in adobo, the critical ingredient!

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« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2018, 02:39:49 PM »
I’m sick and have no energy so tonight is leftover sloppy joe. I’ll clean out my fridge this weekend and meal prep!

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« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2018, 02:45:40 PM »
I'm roasting a duck.  Quack quack.

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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2018, 02:52:35 PM »
I'm roasting a duck.  Quack quack.
Yum!!

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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2018, 03:04:01 PM »
Curried Coconut Chicken over Brown Rice....YUM!!!

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/68532/curried-coconut-chicken/

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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2018, 03:14:47 PM »
Leftovers from last night, which was Madras Curry chicken thighs with cauliflower and peas.  Dessert- grapes.

To make: Put chopped onion, madras curry sauce, ~2lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, 1 can coconut milk, salt, and 1 head of raw cauliflower in the instant pot. Cook for 10 minutes and release pressure.  Add frozen peas to hot concoction.  Eat!

Optional: Rice.

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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2018, 03:16:34 PM »
Bacon and eggs. I'm weird :\

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« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2018, 03:20:07 PM »
Loaded cauliflower soup for dinner tonight...and lunch tomorrow...and dinner tomorrow...

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« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2018, 03:49:31 PM »
Leftovers from last night, which was Madras Curry chicken thighs with cauliflower and peas.  Dessert- grapes.

To make: Put chopped onion, madras curry sauce, ~2lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, 1 can coconut milk, salt, and 1 head of raw cauliflower in the instant pot. Cook for 10 minutes and release pressure.  Add frozen peas to hot concoction.  Eat!

Optional: Rice.
Welp, I know what I'm making on Saturday once we run out of leftovers.

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« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2018, 04:12:17 PM »
Bacon and eggs. I'm weird :\

Love eggs for dinner. Will do that tonight.

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« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2018, 04:41:02 PM »
Cottage pie. I made up all components this morning before a meeting and will actually bake the thing in about a half-hour.

We have bacon and eggs for dinner at least once a month. Not weird at all! Breakfast for dinner was my favorite during childhood.

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« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2018, 04:41:23 PM »
Kids have late soccer, so frozen lasagna + salad

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« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2018, 06:35:50 PM »
Chana masala (made a huge pot on the weekend) and rice.


Ha.


GuitarStv FTW . . . first beans and rice mention!  This forum is losing it's cheap edge.

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« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2018, 07:04:34 PM »
I just started cooking on a regular basis for the first time in my life (yes, I am deeply in debt.  Working on it!). To pay down my stupid debt and learn how to SAVE money thereafter, I'm finally eating in.

Anywho, I live in China and don't want to handle raw meat, so for now, I'm using tofu.  I bought the smoked kind off Taobao (our Amazon/eBay hybrid) for $4 for 10 blocks and used two, which I froze per instructions. Then I cut it up and grilled it.  After that, I did a foil packet of cubed sweet potato, caramelized onions (leftovers), and BBQ sauce. At the end, I stuck it in taco shells and added shredded cheese.

It's what I had at home and a combo of a bunch of recipes.  The tofu was firm and I tasted more of the BBQ sauce and sweet potatoes than anything else.

Sweet potatoes cost only 10 yuan for 2.5 kilos, and I used one, so it was probably 1 yuan (about 14 cents).  On the other hand, the cheese is very expensive, about $7 a bag, so the portion I used probably cost around 50 cents. The amount of onions was one quarter of one onion, and the onions cost 14.5 yuan for about 20, making the cost less maybe 3-5 cents apiece. Finally, the taco shells are pricey, too, at around $6. So the two I used were about 50 cents. The barbecue sauce was six yuan and I used half, at around 43 cents.

So the total cost was 0.8 (tofu) +0.14 + 0.5+0.05 +0.5+.43= $2.42.  That's higher than I thought... thanks for the exercise!

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« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2018, 07:20:15 PM »
Yeah, our cottage pie came out to roughly $1.30/serving (assuming about 7 servings based on what we ate tonight). I'm sure it could be cheaper, but we prefer grass-fed ground beef ($5/lb) and I was able to use up 2 lbs of slightly sprouting potatoes, a slightly wilted bell pepper, some surplus carrots and celery, the frozen green beans that I purchased on sale, and the last of a carton of heavy cream. Waste reduction FTW.

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« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2018, 08:01:49 PM »
Curried Coconut Chicken over Brown Rice....YUM!!!

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/68532/curried-coconut-chicken/

Ahh! I'll be making this this weekend! (With tofu because I have a bunch on hand.)  Thank you!

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« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2018, 08:08:45 PM »
After dragging my feet about dinner, I finally have a plan. Husband has to stay and work so late he'll just get a hotel near his client site, rather than make the drive just to go back again early tomorrow morning. So I'm solo for dinner, and I'm sick of all my leftovers since I've been solo on them most of the week. UGH. Finally got myself to heat part of a box of chicken stock, and I'll do ramen noodles then egg drop soup style add a couple scrambled eggs. I think I even have some green onions, so I'll chuck those in. Better than ordering something, or just eating like 2 string cheeses and going to bed, haha.

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« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2018, 03:38:58 AM »
I'm roasting a duck.  Quack quack.



How'd that Duck turn out? I love Duck and haven't had it for awhile so now you have me wanting to make one!

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« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2018, 07:14:37 AM »
It was great.  I rub it with a little olive oil & spices and roast at a little higher temp so I can get crispy skin and seal in the juices. The sauce was in a packet, so I can't take credit for that.  I took the giblets and made a side dressing with onions, mushrooms, & garlic.   The other side item was green beans cooked with bacon. 

Wife liked it, 14 y/o daughter was finicky.  She ate mac & cheese.


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« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2018, 07:27:00 AM »
PTF! I'm the cook in my house too. Last night I made baked drumsticks rubbed with butter and costco taco seasoning and a massive lemony pasta salad with tomatoes, yellow peppers, cucumber, rotini, mint, and cilantro!

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« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2018, 11:19:01 AM »
It was great.  I rub it with a little olive oil & spices and roast at a little higher temp so I can get crispy skin and seal in the juices. The sauce was in a packet, so I can't take credit for that.  I took the giblets and made a side dressing with onions, mushrooms, & garlic.   The other side item was green beans cooked with bacon. 

Wife liked it, 14 y/o daughter was finicky.  She ate mac & cheese.




Now you talked me into it. When I get back in town I am going to make one!

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« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2018, 11:34:15 AM »
It was great.  I rub it with a little olive oil & spices and roast at a little higher temp so I can get crispy skin and seal in the juices. The sauce was in a packet, so I can't take credit for that.  I took the giblets and made a side dressing with onions, mushrooms, & garlic.   The other side item was green beans cooked with bacon. 

Wife liked it, 14 y/o daughter was finicky.  She ate mac & cheese.




Now you talked me into it. When I get back in town I am going to make one!

Believe it or not, I got it at Aldi!

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« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2018, 04:58:16 PM »
Soccer again (we're making up all of the games cancelled due to the wildfires/air quality), so we have everything shoveled into a few weekends. I'm going to feed the kids lasagna & veggies before they head out. My husband will eat at work, and I'll find something knocking around in the fridge. Maybe eggs.

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« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2018, 05:22:27 PM »
Friday is Pizza night in this house!  We were out of crusts, so I made a batch of dough this afternoon.  One batch makes 4 crusts, we'll eat one tonight and the other three will go in the freezer for the next few weeks.  Just cheese pizza for tonight, we don't have any good pizza veggies - or at least, none that DH and I agree are good for pizza :)

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« Reply #46 on: November 30, 2018, 09:10:54 PM »
Tacos! Found out we might have a dinner guest, and I've been trying to empty things out, so I yanked a smallish pork butt out of the freezer and stuck it in a crockpot with a PBR and some frozen chiles and let it go all day, then shredded it. Some high-end (but cheap) corn tortillas, some black beans, some shredded cheese, sliced up some more chiles, and had a salad. Yum! (We got crazy and also had two avocados, making this a much less cheap dinner.)

The dinner guest made it, the 17-year old showed up late.

We'll be driving through the town with the tortillarilla tomorrow (it's actually Longmont), so we'll probably pick up a few more kilos. They keep surprisingly well in the freezer, and for $4 a kilo the only problem is that they're so good it's hard to stop eating them.

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« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2018, 03:28:59 PM »
Leftover homemade black bean burritos. Yum!

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« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2018, 07:04:11 AM »
It was great.  I rub it with a little olive oil & spices and roast at a little higher temp so I can get crispy skin and seal in the juices. The sauce was in a packet, so I can't take credit for that.  I took the giblets and made a side dressing with onions, mushrooms, & garlic.   The other side item was green beans cooked with bacon. 

Wife liked it, 14 y/o daughter was finicky.  She ate mac & cheese.




Now you talked me into it. When I get back in town I am going to make one!

Believe it or not, I got it at Aldi!




Better yet since that is my go to store!

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« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2018, 07:15:10 AM »
Tonight will be black beans cooked with a few ounces of home-smoked pork shoulder from our freezer stash, plenty of vegetables, ancho chili powder, cumin, and fresh cilantro, served over rice (haven't yet decided on white or brown). If my avocados are ripe, those will make a nice topping.