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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #600 on: March 01, 2019, 04:14:01 PM »
Tonight should be a simple steak and baked potato.  If I can remember to take all the ingredients/equipment with me to work, I'll try to attempt making bagels for the first time.

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« Reply #601 on: March 01, 2019, 05:10:14 PM »
Husband is marinating pork loin chops. Iím going to suggest the bunch of asparagus from todayís Hungry Harvest box as a side. Maybe also baked potatoes.

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« Reply #602 on: March 01, 2019, 06:50:13 PM »
We have food issues at our house (keto diet due to other allergies), so we are eating the following:
2 people with pasta + meatballs
1 person with leftover chili
1 person with carnitas + a smidge of leftover steak + sauteed veggies

I miss the days where I'd occasionally make pasta without a sauce for my picky eater & thought that was a customized menu. :-(

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« Reply #603 on: March 02, 2019, 11:14:31 AM »
Tonight, I'm making a homemade chicken soup with organic chicken breast and organic carrots with a fresh loaf of homemade french herb bread from our bread machine. I'm continuing my mission to eat absolutely everything we have in the freezer and pantry before buying more food.

I just discovered that I have a couple of lentil soup mixes that have been sitting in the pantry so those are going to be used during the upcoming Lent.

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« Reply #604 on: March 02, 2019, 01:14:59 PM »
The adults are going out, and the kids are having frozen pizza

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« Reply #605 on: March 02, 2019, 08:03:14 PM »
We went skiing and got back really tired. After a nap, I made a huge mac-n-cheese and a giant salad. (I think I was inspired by my comment earlier that mac-n-cheese needs to be baked just after it's assembled.) Plenty of leftovers are in the fridge and will probably go into some lunches.

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« Reply #606 on: March 02, 2019, 09:09:07 PM »
Roasted chicken, Brussels sprouts and carrots.  Left over chicken will go in a soup tomorrow with homemade sourdough bread.

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« Reply #607 on: March 02, 2019, 11:18:58 PM »
Burritos yesterday.
Burritos today.

Though they were made with the same ingredients, today's burritos were definitely not leftovers.

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« Reply #608 on: March 03, 2019, 10:43:11 AM »
Fish cakes and green salad with mango and tomato. We have eaten so much apple cake that we don't need potatoes for dinner. Applecake made from apples that were leftover at the office last summer/autumn. Kept in the freezer so long, where we now needed more space.

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« Reply #609 on: March 03, 2019, 05:12:04 PM »
Hamburger patties with creamy tomato sauce & fried cabbage

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« Reply #610 on: March 03, 2019, 06:15:02 PM »
Tamales from our freezer stash. I had planned to make pot roast, but we lost a pet this morning and heat-and-eat was about as much as we could manage.

Pot roast will make a good dinner for husbandís birthday tomorrow, at least.

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« Reply #611 on: March 04, 2019, 01:35:17 PM »
If you come over to my house after work (or after whatever you FIREd people do all day) I'll treat you to some chili cheese dogs.  Costco franks (the big ones!) on the indoor grill, the "Stagg" brand chili (also Costco), diced onion, shredded cheese.  No bun, sorry.

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« Reply #612 on: March 04, 2019, 02:01:47 PM »
If you come over to my house after work (or after whatever you FIREd people do all day) I'll treat you to some chili cheese dogs.  Costco franks (the big ones!) on the indoor grill, the "Stagg" brand chili (also Costco), diced onion, shredded cheese.  No bun, sorry.

Yum, sounds good! I have bought those big hot dogs at Costco but they never have the hot dog buns to go along with them. I have bought foot long buns but they are still not the right size because they are meant for the skinnier foot long dogs. Anyone ever find the buns anywhere that fit the big dogs from Costco?

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« Reply #613 on: March 04, 2019, 02:51:13 PM »
Last night the offspring made butter chicken, rice, and cornbread stuffing (stovetop).  Our dinners don't always "go together", but they are good!

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« Reply #614 on: March 04, 2019, 06:19:17 PM »
The pot roast became slow cooker sesame beef. I stirred in some steamed broccoli florets at the end and served it over white rice.

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« Reply #615 on: March 05, 2019, 01:13:26 AM »
DH made soup from sweet potato, coconut milk, some veggies and some mashed potato powder, as well as cut up fish cakes. Enough to eat tomorrow as well.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #616 on: March 05, 2019, 07:09:57 AM »
Last night we had turkey meatloaf.  I used up the last of a bit of milk + bread crumbs from last week's sourdough.  On the side, garlic-parm green beans and we each had a slice of garlic bread to use up this week's sourdough.

Tonight I'm planning to make ham fried rice with bok choi on the side.

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« Reply #617 on: March 05, 2019, 09:43:17 AM »
Reservations!

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« Reply #618 on: March 05, 2019, 06:30:08 PM »
Bay scallops (the tiny ones) in a garlicky cream sauce (I added some Parmesan to make it more like Alfredo) over pasta and a green salad.

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« Reply #619 on: March 05, 2019, 07:15:50 PM »
Leftover burger patties in a creamy tomato sauce + cabbage. One child had a burger & pasta, because he just came from a game & couldn't wait for dinner to be prepped. ;-)

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« Reply #620 on: March 05, 2019, 08:07:16 PM »
Riboletta, sort of: soup of onions, tomatoes, greens, and chickpeas with loads of crispy-edged croutons I made from a semi-stale loaf, served with parmesan and olive oil on top. I know the bread is supposed to be cooked in the soup, but I adores the oily, crispy edges of homemade croutons.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #621 on: March 06, 2019, 03:42:19 AM »
Last night I made a 2 split half chickens, creamy coleslaw, a rice and veggie blend and some green beans.

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« Reply #622 on: March 06, 2019, 04:12:11 AM »
Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday -- called Mardi Gras in some countries -- which is the last day before the Catholic fasting season of Lent, so we had a traditional meal to celebrate it. We made pancakes from a super easy homemade mix. Yeah, that's the tradition. Eating pancakes the day before Ash Wednesday. We also made turkey bacon and scrambled eggs and had some of our homemade chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Very good and easy meal.

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« Reply #623 on: March 06, 2019, 04:41:11 AM »
If not my DH is already cooking, I will prepare duck breast fillet with porcini risotto and spinach.
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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #624 on: March 06, 2019, 04:52:10 AM »
Tonight Pork Carnitas!

Got a pork butt on sale for $.99 a pound.  Split it into two vacuum seal bags with marinade.  Froze one for later, sous vided the other for 12 hours at 185.  I'll shred and broil it for dinner tonight.

Recipe: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/01/sous-vide-carnitas-crispy-mexican-style-pulled-pork-recipe.html
« Last Edit: March 06, 2019, 04:54:19 AM by davisgang90 »

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #625 on: March 06, 2019, 01:30:33 PM »
Spiced beef with butternut squash and braised collards.  I had half a squash left and had to travel last week so I broke it down enough to fit in a 1/2 gallon canning jar, then vacuum sealed it.  It looks like it's still good, about 11 days later.

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« Reply #626 on: March 06, 2019, 10:16:52 PM »
A yummy potato, white bean, broccoli, kalamata olive and tomato casserole (cook everything as appropriate, mix it together with some pepper flakes and alleppo peppers and layer with grated munster cheese).

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« Reply #627 on: March 07, 2019, 05:45:26 AM »
Chicken tinga tacos again.  They were a hit the first time, and super easy to make, so the chicken is simmering away in the crockpot this morning and I'll shred it when I get home from work.  No lettuce this time, so I'll probably throw in a random frozen veggie as a side dish.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #628 on: March 07, 2019, 06:27:26 AM »
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn with cheese and cilantro, green onions.

Have not made it before and not sure I really want to put it over rice but what else can I put it over? Pasta? Baked potatoes?

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #629 on: March 07, 2019, 06:47:15 AM »
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn with cheese and cilantro, green onions.

Have not made it before and not sure I really want to put it over rice but what else can I put it over? Pasta? Baked potatoes?

I think it would be good with any of those starches. If it isnít too liquid, you could also put it in tortillas.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #630 on: March 07, 2019, 06:58:06 AM »
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn with cheese and cilantro, green onions.

Have not made it before and not sure I really want to put it over rice but what else can I put it over? Pasta? Baked potatoes?

I think it would be good with any of those starches. If it isnít too liquid, you could also put it in tortillas.

Tortillas sound good too, however I have none. Since this is the first time making it, maybe I will stick with rice. The hub is the rice maker so will give him that chore. Maybe I will put the leftovers on pasta or taters.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #631 on: March 07, 2019, 07:21:36 AM »
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn with cheese and cilantro, green onions.

Have not made it before and not sure I really want to put it over rice but what else can I put it over? Pasta? Baked potatoes?

I think it would be good with any of those starches. If it isnít too liquid, you could also put it in tortillas.

Tortillas sound good too, however I have none. Since this is the first time making it, maybe I will stick with rice. The hub is the rice maker so will give him that chore. Maybe I will put the leftovers on pasta or taters.


We often crumble cornbread into our similar recipe.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #632 on: March 07, 2019, 08:04:53 AM »
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn with cheese and cilantro, green onions.

Have not made it before and not sure I really want to put it over rice but what else can I put it over? Pasta? Baked potatoes?

I think it would be good with any of those starches. If it isn’t too liquid, you could also put it in tortillas.

Tortillas sound good too, however I have none. Since this is the first time making it, maybe I will stick with rice. The hub is the rice maker so will give him that chore. Maybe I will put the leftovers on pasta or taters.


We often crumble cornbread into our similar recipe.

Oh, that sounds awesome! Love cornbread! I do have that on hand!

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #633 on: March 07, 2019, 12:25:11 PM »
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn with cheese and cilantro, green onions.

Have not made it before and not sure I really want to put it over rice but what else can I put it over? Pasta? Baked potatoes?

I think it would be good with any of those starches. If it isn’t too liquid, you could also put it in tortillas.

Tortillas sound good too, however I have none. Since this is the first time making it, maybe I will stick with rice. The hub is the rice maker so will give him that chore. Maybe I will put the leftovers on pasta or taters.


We often crumble cornbread into our similar recipe.

Oh, that sounds awesome! Love cornbread! I do have that on hand!


I was also inspired as I've just made cornbread and put on the crockpot. By the way, a secret that would have my grandmother turning in her grave if she knew:


https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/213605/5-minute-microwave-cornbread/

This never gets crispy, of course, but for crumbling into a stew it doesn't matter at all.
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« Reply #634 on: March 07, 2019, 03:03:48 PM »
Stromboli and salad.
(Actually, it's Scaccia: https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/01/stromboli/)

Hoping for leftovers we can take skiing this weekend. I may have to fight the teenagers for that, even though I'm making a double recipe.

(Edited for typo.)
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« Reply #635 on: March 07, 2019, 03:46:23 PM »
Chicken noodle soup, with meat and stock made from a Costco rotisserie chicken.

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« Reply #636 on: March 07, 2019, 04:52:58 PM »
Got a deal on some orange marinaded skinless chicken cut up for fajitas. Over 3 pounds for $2. Cooked it up with some diced onion, blended in some jasmine rice, a bit of spices (tumeric, garam masala, a touch of garlic, and salt). Holy moly it is good. And have enough to feed two adults for the next 2+ days (but I am perfectly happy eating tasty things for all meals until it's gone).


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« Reply #637 on: March 07, 2019, 08:54:51 PM »
Last night, the offspring roasted a duck, stuffing the cavity with onion, garlic, lemon, and who knows what else.

Tonight, I wanted quick and easy (since I've been up since 2:30).  Cut up a couple chicken breasts into 3 strips each, coated each strip with cajun seasoning, then wrapped in bacon.  Cooked for half an hour, then broiled it for a few minutes to make the bacon crispy.

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« Reply #638 on: March 08, 2019, 05:02:33 AM »
Pasta with blue cheese, cream and some veggied.

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« Reply #639 on: March 08, 2019, 06:07:48 AM »
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn with cheese and cilantro, green onions.

Have not made it before and not sure I really want to put it over rice but what else can I put it over? Pasta? Baked potatoes?

This came out awesome! I followed most of the directions, see changes below. Cooked it on high for 4 hours and chicken came out perfect. We had it over rice like recipe calls for. Used lots of fresh cilantro and sliced scallions on top. Plus, a dollop of sour cream. I have a lot leftover, YAY!

Taco chicken bowls: https://www.budgetbytes.com/taco-chicken-bowls/?mbid=nl_fig_09152015_daily&cndid=27683808

The changes I made:
I used one 15 oz can or corn, not frozen
I added one chopped onion to the slow cooker
I used Ghost Pepper salsa so it was hotter than most people like.
Added my cheese to the slow cooker after chicken was shredded plus added more cheese than recipe called for.
Added a dollop of sour cream on top of each bowl.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #640 on: March 08, 2019, 08:03:13 AM »
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn with cheese and cilantro, green onions.

Have not made it before and not sure I really want to put it over rice but what else can I put it over? Pasta? Baked potatoes?

This came out awesome! I followed most of the directions, see changes below. Cooked it on high for 4 hours and chicken came out perfect. We had it over rice like recipe calls for. Used lots of fresh cilantro and sliced scallions on top. Plus, a dollop of sour cream. I have a lot leftover, YAY!

Taco chicken bowls: https://www.budgetbytes.com/taco-chicken-bowls/?mbid=nl_fig_09152015_daily&cndid=27683808

The changes I made:
I used one 15 oz can or corn, not frozen
I added one chopped onion to the slow cooker
I used Ghost Pepper salsa so it was hotter than most people like.
Added my cheese to the slow cooker after chicken was shredded plus added more cheese than recipe called for.
Added a dollop of sour cream on top of each bowl.

Yum! Iíve had good luck with that website. Iíll try this one soon.

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« Reply #641 on: March 08, 2019, 07:56:23 PM »
This week, it's huevos rancheros: lightly toasted corn tortillas, spread with refried beans, topped with a fried egg, salsa and a sprinkling of cotija cheese. Breakfast for dinner, yum.

Avocado slices would be traditional, but they're $2 each at my supermarket and I'm waiting for the price to come down to something reasonable.

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« Reply #642 on: March 08, 2019, 08:17:28 PM »
I'm sore and exhausted.  Does salted caramel hot chocolate count as dinner?

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« Reply #643 on: March 08, 2019, 09:44:18 PM »
I'm sore and exhausted.  Does salted caramel hot chocolate count as dinner?

Oh wow, that sounds amazing.

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« Reply #644 on: March 09, 2019, 03:25:12 AM »
Last night we had Salmon again for the second time this week. Its been seafood special week at our store so been nice to have. Was delicious. Today will be food on the road for dinner as were traveling all day and probably not getting home till late. Will need to pick some healthy choices.

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« Reply #645 on: March 09, 2019, 01:57:46 PM »
We had chicken and veggies with taci spices, in wraps, in the oven with grated cheese on top.

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« Reply #646 on: March 09, 2019, 03:13:28 PM »
Dinner tonight is homemade pizza with dough from the bread machine and turkey pepperoni. I had to use store-bought pizza sauce because we ran out of homemade pizza sauce from our garden vegetables, but I did use organic basil from last summer's garden.

And during dinner we're watching "The Umbrella Academy" on Netflix which stars Ellen Page who is just adorable. I know she doesn't like when people say that, but it doesn't make it any less true.

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« Reply #647 on: March 09, 2019, 04:42:03 PM »
Tonight is a rare pizza delivery night. My daughter has been at a gymnastics meet all day and swept first place in all her events which also places her as the front runner for a spot on the all-state team. My son spent 6 hours doing merit badge work for Boy Scouts. Pizza will be a nice treat for everyone!

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« Reply #648 on: March 09, 2019, 08:06:23 PM »
Wow @MasterStache - congrats to both kids!

We had Creamy Tuscan Chicken - https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a19636089/creamy-tuscan-chicken-recipe/

I had my portion with wine.

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« Reply #649 on: March 09, 2019, 08:39:54 PM »
Dinner tonight is homemade pizza with dough from the bread machine and turkey pepperoni. I had to use store-bought pizza sauce because we ran out of homemade pizza sauce from our garden vegetables, but I did use organic basil from last summer's garden.

And during dinner we're watching "The Umbrella Academy" on Netflix which stars Ellen Page who is just adorable. I know she doesn't like when people say that, but it doesn't make it any less true.

She's great in that role, isn't she? We've also been enjoying Umbrella Academy.