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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #2500 on: August 09, 2020, 05:06:52 PM »
Barbecued ribs, grilled summer vegetable kabobs, and local potatoes grilled in foil packets.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #2501 on: August 09, 2020, 07:29:10 PM »
homemade pan pizza (as distinct from our usual thin crust - I'm excited for this new version!) with bok choy and also roasting leftover fennel from the farro/corn/chickpea salad we made last night (which was awesome, btw).

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #2502 on: August 09, 2020, 07:39:58 PM »
falafel waffles, skillet flatbreads, garden veggies( peppers kale cucumbers cherry tomatoes)

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« Reply #2503 on: August 10, 2020, 07:42:51 PM »
Spring rolls :) ..uses up lettuce/cukes/mint/etc but still super tasty

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #2504 on: August 10, 2020, 08:59:31 PM »
Leftover lasagne, green beans fried with mushrooms and garlic. Might make pumpkin pie for dessert

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« Reply #2505 on: August 11, 2020, 03:27:01 AM »
Last night I had leftover lasagna too with a garden tomato chopped up on the side with mayo over some lettuce!

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« Reply #2506 on: August 11, 2020, 04:15:45 AM »
Last night I had leftover lasagna too with a garden tomato chopped up on the side with mayo over some lettuce!

How do you make your lasagne? I can't be arsed making a bechamel sauce, so I just do a couple layers of mashed, seasoned, cheesy kumara (sweet potato) in between the meat. Gives it that same cheesy luscious thing, but with an extra veg and a bit more ballast.

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« Reply #2507 on: August 11, 2020, 08:14:30 AM »
Last night I had leftover lasagna too with a garden tomato chopped up on the side with mayo over some lettuce!

How do you make your lasagne? I can't be arsed making a bechamel sauce, so I just do a couple layers of mashed, seasoned, cheesy kumara (sweet potato) in between the meat. Gives it that same cheesy luscious thing, but with an extra veg and a bit more ballast.

I used this recipe for the sauce. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015178-marcella-hazans-tomato-sauce

I think I doubled the recipe and at the end it was a little watery so I added 6 oz tomato paste. Sometimes I add diced tomatoes to it. After it is cooked add herbs, Italian spices. (I add crushed red pepper (teaspoon) for some zing).

32 oz container Ricotta mixed with one egg, set aside.

Ground meat, maybe a lb. or more browned, drained of grease.

Sauté onion & peppers. Sliced mushrooms if you like.

Add meat, peppers, onions, mushrooms back to sauce.

Starting with a little sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish (9" X 13") place dry lasagna noodles layered (maybe 4-5) add more sauce (generous), shredded mozzarella and 6 large scoops of ricotta placed evenly and mashed down, baby spinach/fresh basil leaves if you like.

Start second layer and third if you have room.

Be very generous with the sauce because the noodles will suck up all the moisture. You can partially cook the noodles or even soak for a short time in warm water.
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« Reply #2508 on: August 11, 2020, 08:23:09 AM »
A grilled chicken patty and fresh tomatoes and corn from sister's garden

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« Reply #2509 on: August 11, 2020, 08:51:32 AM »
Must Go Nite!  Leftover Brats and Pork Tenderloin.

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« Reply #2510 on: August 11, 2020, 10:33:35 AM »
Orange chicken over cauliflower rice, and salad

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« Reply #2511 on: August 11, 2020, 10:35:25 AM »
Garden-based dinner tonight:  Garlicky zucchini noodles with fresh tomatoes and basil and some meatballs and parm.

Last night I made a big batch of loaded cauliflower salad, and we'll have those leftovers tomorrow night for dinner.

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« Reply #2512 on: August 11, 2020, 02:12:36 PM »
oil-rubbed kale, skillet potatoes with yellow peppers and garlic, pan fried tilapia.

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« Reply #2513 on: August 11, 2020, 02:48:07 PM »
Meatloaf, baby dutch potatoes, and roasted broccoli.

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« Reply #2514 on: August 11, 2020, 06:23:53 PM »
Stir fry!  Brown rice.  Chicken, Bell peppers, onion, broccoli and carrot
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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #2515 on: August 11, 2020, 06:27:36 PM »
We did a nibble dinner - cheese, salami, and crackers, veg and hummus, and a few olives.

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« Reply #2516 on: August 11, 2020, 06:56:52 PM »
Super strange dinner today--cooking up stuffed nasturtium leaves and braised romano beans to use up some garden box food :) Fingers crossed it tastes decent..

*both ended up being very tasty! Great success :)
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« Reply #2517 on: August 11, 2020, 08:16:53 PM »
Last night I had leftover lasagna too with a garden tomato chopped up on the side with mayo over some lettuce!

How do you make your lasagne? I can't be arsed making a bechamel sauce, so I just do a couple layers of mashed, seasoned, cheesy kumara (sweet potato) in between the meat. Gives it that same cheesy luscious thing, but with an extra veg and a bit more ballast.

I used this recipe for the sauce. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015178-marcella-hazans-tomato-sauce

I think I doubled the recipe and at the end it was a little watery so I added 6 oz tomato paste. Sometimes I add diced tomatoes to it. After it is cooked add herbs, Italian spices. (I add crushed red pepper (teaspoon) for some zing).

32 oz container Ricotta mixed with one egg, set aside.

Ground meat, maybe a lb. or more browned, drained of grease.

Sauté onion & peppers. Sliced mushrooms if you like.

Add meat, peppers, onions, mushrooms back to sauce.

Starting with a little sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish (9" X 13") place dry lasagna noodles layered (maybe 4-5) add more sauce (generous), shredded mozzarella and 6 large scoops of ricotta placed evenly and mashed down, baby spinach/fresh basil leaves if you like.

Start second layer and third if you have room.

Be very generous with the sauce because the noodles will suck up all the moisture. You can partially cook the noodles or even soak for a short time in warm water.

Ricotta idea sounds great, as well as the recipe.

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« Reply #2518 on: August 11, 2020, 08:34:31 PM »
I made up a low-effort recipe for vegetarian huevos rancheros: refried beans and guacamole spread on a tortilla, sprinkled with shredded cheese and veggies and microwaved to melt the cheese.

It was good! If I make it again, I might add diced chicken or sour cream.

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« Reply #2519 on: August 12, 2020, 07:26:32 AM »
I'm going to use stock made from a rotisserie chicken carcass and the leftover meat, plus veggies, to make a pot pie-like filling to serve over rice. The rest of the stock will be used to make a pot of beans in the pressure cooker for tomorrow's dinner.

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« Reply #2520 on: August 12, 2020, 09:31:38 AM »
Last night: cauliflower and black bean tacos, with various bit of leftover veggies (pickled onions, thinly sliced radishes, that one ripe avocado, ...).

Tonight: Got me -- I'm going to the farmer's market this afternoon (if I get in line 15 min before they open I may be able to get a 20 lb box of peach seconds, which will last us about a week -- maybe this time I'll even be able to dehydrate some!). So probably something based on that.

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« Reply #2521 on: August 12, 2020, 04:41:26 PM »
Chicken burgers in pitas, with a tomato salad

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« Reply #2522 on: August 12, 2020, 10:16:26 PM »
I made this chicken curry, but with whole bone-in chicken thighs, and some eggplant added.  We ate it over cauliflower rice with some cucumber/carrot raita and apricot chutney.

The curry had potential, but was a little bit bland.  I think it needed some more spices, like maybe some sumac and fenugreek leaves.  OK, and maybe a little more heat too.

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« Reply #2523 on: August 13, 2020, 10:44:43 AM »
Falafel with homemade pita and some Greek salad. We have some tomatoes, cukes, and peppers we need to use up, and I thought I had frozen falafel from a couple of weeks ago but turns out I tossed it when we moved last week. Then I was too far down the mental picture to shift my menu for the evening.

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« Reply #2524 on: August 13, 2020, 11:57:01 AM »
Frozen lasagna. We are now entering week 5 without a kitchen, but are in the home stretch

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« Reply #2525 on: August 13, 2020, 03:29:39 PM »
bibimbap. today made it with ground turkey.  side veggies included soy glazed mushrooms, garlicky kale stems, sesame sautéed bokchoy, sliced cumcumber, grated carrots and chopped green onions.  used up a lot of various garden veggies.

next up-- tackling the zucchini.  I think I will the zucchini lentil fritters that were previously posted.

or I may give up and just make a batch of zucchini gummies to quickly use it all up.  we'll see.

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« Reply #2526 on: August 14, 2020, 11:11:22 AM »
Last night a chorizo-vegetable casserole made by grabbing random ingredients from the fridge after a hectic work day.  Actually came out delicious, and I just used the leftovers as filling for an omelette.

Tonight will be a super-sophisticate meal of dogs and tots.  I mean, they are Polish sausages from grassfed beef, and we'll have some collards from the garden as a side veg, but keeping it basic.  And there is some homemade ranch in the fridge that we shall dunk those air fried tots into.

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« Reply #2527 on: August 14, 2020, 03:25:31 PM »
@horsepoor - I'm super in for the bar food. You sold it with the homemade ranch.

We're having baked meatballs (toaster oven), over pasta for the kids. I'll have mine on a salad. It's slim pickings & grocery shopping day is tomorrow.

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« Reply #2528 on: August 14, 2020, 04:02:24 PM »
Last night a chorizo-vegetable casserole made by grabbing random ingredients from the fridge after a hectic work day.  Actually came out delicious, and I just used the leftovers as filling for an omelette.

Tonight will be a super-sophisticate meal of dogs and tots.  I mean, they are Polish sausages from grassfed beef, and we'll have some collards from the garden as a side veg, but keeping it basic.  And there is some homemade ranch in the fridge that we shall dunk those air fried tots into.

Haha, we make "beany weenies" sometimes, but our rendition is spicy sausages (ideally lamb mergueza sausage), and the white beans are cooked with a ton of vegetables and a couple spoonfuls of harrissa. My kids are going to be so confused when they go out into the world!

We're having red beans and rice, and chard. I am no good at growing collards or kale, but I excel at chard, apparently.

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« Reply #2529 on: August 14, 2020, 06:01:45 PM »
No specific meal plan for tonight and the freezer is getting a little thin on leftovers, but I remembered I still had some baby dutch potatoes, so I made a potato hash!  Potato, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, red onion, garlic, and spinach.  Topped with an egg and avocado.  (https://www.seriouseats.com/2014/04/the-food-lab-how-to-make-the-best-potato-hash.html)

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« Reply #2530 on: August 14, 2020, 06:08:25 PM »
Baked herb-butter tilapia, zucchini-rice-cheese gratin, and a salad of cherry tomatoes, cucumber, feta, and lemon vinaigrette. And margaritas.

Edit to add: holy cow, that zucchini gratin is GOOD. I used heavy cream as the liquid, no flour, and topped it with butter (instead of olive oil) during the last stage. 10/10 would make again.
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« Reply #2531 on: August 15, 2020, 08:16:30 AM »
I think it's going to be street tacos with salsa verde. I made a mistake in my produce box order & have tomatillos staring at me. I've never made salsa verde, but have all of the ingredients.

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« Reply #2532 on: August 15, 2020, 05:31:42 PM »
Pulled pork, sweet potato, cabbage, and broccoli.

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« Reply #2533 on: August 15, 2020, 05:43:13 PM »
Sushi

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« Reply #2534 on: August 16, 2020, 05:35:31 AM »
falafel waffles, skillet flatbreads, garden veggies( peppers kale cucumbers cherry tomatoes)

Care to share the recipe?

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/waffled-falafel-recipe-3361890

i usually just use 1 egg instead of the 2 egg whites. works fine.

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« Reply #2535 on: August 16, 2020, 08:30:14 AM »
Salsa verde was easy & will definitely be making a reappearance. Everyone loved it.

Tonight we'll be having grilled burgers & potato salad

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« Reply #2536 on: August 17, 2020, 10:38:25 AM »
So I put together a Greek salad with orzo, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts and onions, only to realize I was out of lemon juice for the vinaigrette.  I had lime juice though, and found this recipe online for honey-lime dressing: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/235712/honey-lime-vinaigrette/

Wow!  Super delish.  That recipe is a keeper.   

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« Reply #2537 on: August 17, 2020, 11:13:05 AM »
Orange chicken & cauliflower rice

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« Reply #2538 on: August 18, 2020, 05:58:24 PM »
Pizza beans, a la Smitten Kitchen. It's a nice way to use up CSA tomatoes, kale and carrots from a recent Hungry Harvest box, and a pound of giant lima beans from Rancho Gordo.

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« Reply #2539 on: August 19, 2020, 10:52:22 AM »
Tacos, using up the last package of prepped taco meat, leftover corn tortillas from earlier in the week, salsa verde, and a tiny amount of salsa from Costco street tacos package

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« Reply #2540 on: August 19, 2020, 11:43:43 AM »
Yum, pizza beans sound great!

We are doing a rainbow salad bowl, salad greens, grated raw carrots, grated raw beets, avocado, barley, grilled tofu, nuts/seeds with an avocado dressing.

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« Reply #2541 on: August 19, 2020, 01:09:27 PM »
I'm going to attempt a tamal de cazuela (tamale pie) filled with chorizo and vegetables. This will use up a few peppers from our garden, a big summer squash from a friend's garden, and the half-dozen tomatillos from our CSA share.

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« Reply #2542 on: August 20, 2020, 12:19:32 PM »
Leftover grilled burgers & salad. It will be a quick dinner after a late (socially distanced) soccer practice

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« Reply #2543 on: August 20, 2020, 11:32:38 PM »
I made a sort of chicken larb with shredded leftover chicken, the last of the home grown cabbage, homegrown cucumbers, mint, basil and serranos, plus some red onion and orange bell pepper.  Dressed the whole thing with sesame oil, lime juice, fish sauce, sambal olek, ginger and garlic.

Put a dry rub on some pork ribs so I'll toss those in the smoker tomorrow at lunchtime and we'll enjoy them with some homegrown collards and carrots.

Found a deal on T-bone steaks today, so I've got those salted and drying a bit in the fridge, destined for the grill on Saturday night, maybe with air fried potatoes and some nice slices of heirloom tomatoes and sauteed chard or kale.

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« Reply #2544 on: August 21, 2020, 05:07:47 AM »
Salmon fillets cooked in foil packets with a mixture of cherry tomatoes, fennel, leeks, and basil. Sautéed chard and roasted shishito peppers on the side. We have a lot of vegetables to use up.

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« Reply #2545 on: August 21, 2020, 05:00:08 PM »
Grilled Zucchini, portabello sandwhiches... with goat cheese and an olive pesto.

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« Reply #2546 on: August 21, 2020, 05:24:54 PM »
Tonight will not be our best. We now have a dishwasher & sink, & I think the oven/stove combo is up & running. We don't have cabinets & much of the dishes & accessories are still in boxes. So, we're doing orange chicken & cauliflower rice again.

However, I have big plans to actually be able to cook this weekend & get some food ready to go for next week. (We typically cook on Saturday/Sunday & eat leftovers during the week)
Chicken curry & rice
Impossible burgers
Salmon burgers
Potentially kebabs & rice

Some variant of this will happen, I hope, over the weekend.

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« Reply #2547 on: August 21, 2020, 05:33:17 PM »
A chickpea "chicken" salad sandwich, and side salad.

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« Reply #2548 on: August 22, 2020, 04:43:35 PM »
Well, we were supposed to go out to a patio/socially distanced restaurant for the first time in six months, but the air quality is terrible due to the fires. So, my husband will make salmon & I'll have an egg/bagel/tomato sandwich.

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« Reply #2549 on: August 22, 2020, 05:44:44 PM »
Grilled chicken, baked potatoes, and blackened shishito peppers (from our garden).