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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #300 on: January 11, 2019, 06:33:23 AM »
Lentil stew over rice last night.  Tonight is pizza!

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #301 on: January 11, 2019, 07:49:17 AM »
We are making pizza! It's Friday, & I need the break :-)

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« Reply #302 on: January 11, 2019, 08:55:55 AM »
Improvised with some on-sale ingredients.

Fried a couple pieces of bacon, drained most of the fat (stored in a coffee can in the freezer for future use) and reserved the pieces.

Fried scallions and cherry tomatoes in the pan fat, then added some recaito and deglazed the pan with some of the beer I was drinking.  Added a can of red beans and let simmer until the liquid cooked down a bit.  Added juice from a lime and crumbled the bacon pieces into the stew.

Served over hot white rice.

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« Reply #303 on: January 11, 2019, 08:59:45 AM »
Tonight I'm making one of my favorites: spinach artichoke pasta

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« Reply #304 on: January 11, 2019, 06:58:04 PM »
Chicken salad (from a whole chicken roasted at home) in a 50/50 mayo/sour cream dressing, with celery and pecans for crunch and dried cherries and scallions for flavor. Salad was served in gluten-free flatbreads with baby spinach. Everything except the salt, pepper, and whole chicken (Meijer $0.59/lb. sale) was purchased at Aldi.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #305 on: January 12, 2019, 04:06:03 AM »
Chicken salad (from a whole chicken roasted at home) in a 50/50 mayo/sour cream dressing, with celery and pecans for crunch and dried cherries and scallions for flavor. Salad was served in gluten-free flatbreads with baby spinach. Everything except the salt, pepper, and whole chicken (Meijer $0.59/lb. sale) was purchased at Aldi.


I gotta try that. Love chicken Salad but never have really made it. And I love pecans in things. maybe a few grapes too.

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« Reply #306 on: January 12, 2019, 04:29:28 PM »
Shepherds pie
Turned out really nice, with a crust made of potato & sweet potato mash & cheese and fit very well with overcast rainy weather.

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« Reply #307 on: January 12, 2019, 04:56:40 PM »
We are having beef tacos

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #308 on: January 12, 2019, 07:13:19 PM »
Chicken salad (from a whole chicken roasted at home) in a 50/50 mayo/sour cream dressing, with celery and pecans for crunch and dried cherries and scallions for flavor. Salad was served in gluten-free flatbreads with baby spinach. Everything except the salt, pepper, and whole chicken (Meijer $0.59/lb. sale) was purchased at Aldi.


I gotta try that. Love chicken Salad but never have really made it. And I love pecans in things. maybe a few grapes too.

Definitely try it. Dried cranberries also work well. I kept this dressing fairly plain, but it's also very good when seasoned with curry powder (start with a half teaspoon and increase if preferred).

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« Reply #309 on: January 12, 2019, 07:14:07 PM »
Tonight's dinner was pan-fried bratwursts, baked potatoes, and spinach salad.

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« Reply #310 on: January 12, 2019, 07:23:33 PM »
Homemade pizza. Dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese, artichoke hearts - the house standard.

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« Reply #311 on: January 13, 2019, 12:26:23 AM »
Really old leftover lentil soup nuked, with some kielbasa, peppers and onions sauteed and thrown in. Quick and easy and got some kielbasa left for scrambled eggs tomorrow w00t.

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« Reply #312 on: January 13, 2019, 03:46:58 PM »
Chicken vegetable soup with a base of homemade stock. I added some tomato paste and a can of hominy for variety (I’m not a huge fan of standard chicken-noodle soup).

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« Reply #313 on: January 13, 2019, 06:08:55 PM »
Fresh potato gnocchi, with homemade tomato sauce and green beans on the side.  I've been meaning to make up a batch of gnocchi for the freezer, but was putting it off due to the time it takes.  Well worth it once I get going.

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« Reply #314 on: January 13, 2019, 06:12:11 PM »
Elk burgers with cheddar and roast sweet potato chunks. (The cubes cook better than fries do!) May have artichokes for 'desert' if we're still hungry.

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« Reply #315 on: January 13, 2019, 07:06:45 PM »
I made ravioli with pesto sauce tonight :)

I made ravioli with pesto sauce again...

I mixed it up and had bow tie pasta with pesto tonight.

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« Reply #316 on: January 13, 2019, 08:12:36 PM »
Pasta with cauliflower al forno (mix the pasta with roasted cauliflower, cubed mozzarella,  garlic, sultanas soaked slightly in red wine vinegar, chopped sage, capers: basically full metal Sicilian flavors, then dump into a pan, top with bread crumbs and parmesian and a bit of olive oil, and bake at 400 for 30 minutes until crispy) and salad. Turned out tasty!

We also made summer rolls for the high schoolers to take for lunch tomorrow. We're taking a break from lunchmeat this week and trying out some other options. There are many leftover components of summer rolls -- we'll make more tomorrow evening/Tuesday morning.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #317 on: January 14, 2019, 04:47:12 AM »
Kept it simple. Baked a Turkey Breast (on the Bone) , Mashed potatoes, Salad with lots of veggies and bag of frozen mixed veggies.

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« Reply #318 on: January 14, 2019, 09:20:28 AM »
Tonight we'll be eating in shifts (someone has a 4 - 5:30 practice and then martial arts from 7 - 8:30, someone else has practices 7-9, and MrInCO may not be home until 6:30 or 7 or later), so pozole (a meat and hominy chili-like stew, with turkey in this case) and a mexican-style slaw, avocados, cheese...

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #319 on: January 14, 2019, 10:22:17 AM »
Last night we had a small dinner party - butternut squash soup and stuffed shells

Tonight the plan is mushroom stroganoff.  Tomorrow, maybe leftovers or I will make instapot chicken tikka masala & rice.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #320 on: January 14, 2019, 10:49:55 AM »
My parents are coming to town for the next week to visit my newborn. Tonight's meal is my favorite: burgers. We are also doing vegetable soup, spaghetti, and eating out once on gift cards while they are here.

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« Reply #321 on: January 14, 2019, 03:05:14 PM »
I made ravioli with pesto sauce tonight :)

I made ravioli with pesto sauce again...

I mixed it up and had bow tie pasta with pesto tonight.

The cylinder pasta with pesto. Running out of pesto...

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #322 on: January 14, 2019, 03:31:18 PM »
I made ravioli with pesto sauce tonight :)

I made ravioli with pesto sauce again...

I mixed it up and had bow tie pasta with pesto tonight.

The cylinder pasta with pesto. Running out of pesto...

rigatoni?

Last week ate a ton from a fresh cooked chicken but wasn't able to eat all the meat. I should have made chicken salad (or froze the extra meat). Chicken soup with fried chicken liver. Chicken tacos, then chicken burritos with beans.
This week starting out with burgers. Have materials for a couple pasta dishes including baked macaroni and cheese with brocolli. spinach and ricotta tortellini with mushroom sauce and roasted sweet potato cubes.


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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #323 on: January 14, 2019, 03:49:16 PM »
The cylinder pasta with pesto. Running out of pesto...

rigatoni?

Last week ate a ton from a fresh cooked chicken but wasn't able to eat all the meat. I should have made chicken salad (or froze the extra meat). Chicken soup with fried chicken liver. Chicken tacos, then chicken burritos with beans.
This week starting out with burgers. Have materials for a couple pasta dishes including baked macaroni and cheese with brocolli. spinach and ricotta tortellini with mushroom sauce and roasted sweet potato cubes.

Yes! Yours sounds good. I have to start getting creative.

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« Reply #324 on: January 14, 2019, 04:40:13 PM »
Tandoori chicken, pre-made dal (Costco), and stir-fried snap peas.  With rice and pita bread (substituting for naan).

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« Reply #325 on: January 14, 2019, 04:55:51 PM »
Cranberry beans (my parents gave us several pounds of excellent Rancho Gordo beans for Christmas) cooked in the instant pot with diced onion, carrot, celery, bell pepper, jalapeno, and garlic/cumin/chili powder/oregano. Served over rice.

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« Reply #326 on: January 15, 2019, 05:15:04 AM »
Last night, vegetable soup with homemade rye bread.  Tonight, 3-bean chili.  Soaked the beans overnight, and we're tossing everything in the crockpot this morning to simmer all day.

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« Reply #327 on: January 15, 2019, 07:35:20 AM »
Had Thai coconut chicken curry. So yummy. One day I'll learn how to make the Thai red curry paste and it'll be 100% scratch made.

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« Reply #328 on: January 15, 2019, 07:40:17 AM »
Had Thai coconut chicken curry. So yummy. One day I'll learn how to make the Thai red curry paste and it'll be 100% scratch made.

More authentic: https://www.eatingthaifood.com/thai-red-curry-paste-recipe/
More simple: https://thewanderlustkitchen.com/easy-homemade-red-curry-paste/ or https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/how_to_make_curry_paste_37065

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« Reply #329 on: January 15, 2019, 01:46:43 PM »
Had Thai coconut chicken curry. So yummy. One day I'll learn how to make the Thai red curry paste and it'll be 100% scratch made.

More authentic: https://www.eatingthaifood.com/thai-red-curry-paste-recipe/
More simple: https://thewanderlustkitchen.com/easy-homemade-red-curry-paste/ or https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/how_to_make_curry_paste_37065

That authentic one looks good, night not be so hard if making big batches to freeze for later.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #330 on: January 15, 2019, 02:48:44 PM »
I made ravioli with pesto sauce tonight :)

I made ravioli with pesto sauce again...

I mixed it up and had bow tie pasta with pesto tonight.

The cylinder pasta with pesto. Running out of pesto...

Rigatoni with pesto again. I should write a cookbook.

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« Reply #331 on: January 15, 2019, 02:49:26 PM »
The mushroom stroganoff I made last night was only so-so.  I decided to use a new recipe, rather than just play it by ear like I usually do, and it wasn't super good. 

I made pizza dough last night, so we'll have pizza for dinner tonight.  My mom might stop by and join us- she said she'd bring some baked ziti.

Tomorrow - chicken & garbanzo tikka masala, maybe with rice.

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« Reply #332 on: January 15, 2019, 05:07:47 PM »
Husband is putting a pot roast and root veggies in the pressure cooker as I type this.

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« Reply #333 on: January 15, 2019, 06:34:18 PM »
I made this on Tuesday. It was so easy and so delicious, I think it's going to happen again tonight.

https://www.thefrugalgirl.com/thai-chicken-soup/
Well, I actually made it a few days after that, but it was delicious. Into the repertoire it goes.

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« Reply #334 on: January 15, 2019, 07:47:54 PM »
Made a big batch of lasagna tonight and froze half for another day.  Used up some buns to make garlic bread.  We have a large bag of buns in the freezer, so garlic bread will be on the menu frequently until they are gone.  Mr. SP will not complain about that.   : )

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« Reply #335 on: January 15, 2019, 09:45:58 PM »
Our market had little lamb loin chops on sale this week, so we had those (2 each: they were tiny) grilled with sautéed potatoes, garlic, and kale and a salad of shredded carrots with the last of the zhug sauce thinned with a little olive oil. And a few leftover sautéed cheery tomatoes I rescued from the back of the fridge and warmed up.

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« Reply #336 on: Today at 02:44:34 AM »
Was super busy last night so they had some dry rubbed Chicken Quarters I baked in the oven, made a pasta salad 3xs the veggies and less pasta and some Steamed green beans.

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« Reply #337 on: Today at 07:05:11 AM »
leftover broiled sockeye salmon on top of baby greens

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« Reply #338 on: Today at 06:56:23 PM »
Baked salmon, roasted broccoli and cauliflower florets, baked sweet potato.