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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #650 on: March 09, 2019, 08:41:06 PM »
We had a hurried dinner of leftovers before meeting friends to see Captain Marvel (highly recommended, by the way).

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« Reply #651 on: March 10, 2019, 12:46:16 AM »
Worked on the flip house until 9:15, then hurried to Home Depot to get some needed supplies. Closed the place at 10:00. Home by 10:20, Mac 'n Cheese made by 10:40. Dinner scarfed down and dishes done by 11:10. Ugh, what a long day!

Tomorrow we have a midday memorial service :-( and then a birthday party for all the March birthday people :-). This means no cooking for me tomorrow and no work on the house either. Yay!

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« Reply #652 on: March 10, 2019, 06:17:00 AM »
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.

Thanks! Very proud dad moments.

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« Reply #653 on: March 10, 2019, 12:17:37 PM »
Just threw this in the crockpot:

https://www.budgetbytes.com/slow-cooker-sesame-beef/

The cooking sauce is somewhat similar to what I have used in the past for crockpot-braised beef ribs, but a little less elaborate/fussy.  I got a large chuck roast for $3.49/lb so 2/3 of that was cut into medium size slabs and went into the crock pot, and the remaining 1lb or so was sliced and frozen -- I'll make the oven fajita recipe (one tray chicken, one tray beef) sometime later this week.  With leftovers of both meals, that one $11-12 hunk of beef should make 3-4 meals for 4 people.  PRetty good deal.

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« Reply #654 on: March 10, 2019, 12:26:31 PM »
Just threw this in the crockpot:

https://www.budgetbytes.com/slow-cooker-sesame-beef/

The cooking sauce is somewhat similar to what I have used in the past for crockpot-braised beef ribs, but a little less elaborate/fussy.  I got a large chuck roast for $3.49/lb so 2/3 of that was cut into medium size slabs and went into the crock pot, and the remaining 1lb or so was sliced and frozen -- I'll make the oven fajita recipe (one tray chicken, one tray beef) sometime later this week.  With leftovers of both meals, that one $11-12 hunk of beef should make 3-4 meals for 4 people.  PRetty good deal.

This is seriously one of my favorite pot roast meals. I always steam some broccoli florets and mix those in at the end.

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« Reply #655 on: March 10, 2019, 12:48:14 PM »
arroz con pollo - hopefully it works out ok.

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« Reply #656 on: March 10, 2019, 01:19:09 PM »
Entrecote, broccoli and rösti potato, amd meat sauce.

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« Reply #657 on: March 10, 2019, 03:44:02 PM »
Black beans and rice.

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« Reply #658 on: March 10, 2019, 07:16:56 PM »
Finally getting around to making Julia Moskin's black bean soup; hopefully it's good because there's a ton of it: https://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/how-to-make-the-best-black-bean-soup/

I also have one of my best-yet sourdough loaves about to come out of the oven.  It will be slathered generously with butter.

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« Reply #659 on: March 10, 2019, 08:24:34 PM »
I made "crack chicken", which is chicken, cream cheese & various ranch like seasonings in the crock pot. I served ours inside avocado 1/2s. My husband ate several. I switched to rolled in lettuce wraps, to keep the calories in check. It was delicious. My 13 year old, who is most definitely not worried about carbs, ate it lots of different ways, including in a tortilla.

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« Reply #660 on: March 11, 2019, 02:56:15 AM »
We have a (potentially large) portion of Slow-cooked entrecote in small pieces. I thinking about serving it with rice, some sauce and probably Brussels sprouts. But I come to think of that we have a bag of cut up cabbage in the freezer. I could fry this and serve with potatoes (meshed) and curry. We usually eat such a dish with minced meat. But it could of course also be eaten with the entrecote.

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« Reply #661 on: March 11, 2019, 04:52:20 AM »
The arroz con pollo was delicious - I used this recipe and recommend it:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2019/03/06/arroz-con-pollo-is-the-cuban-comfort-dish-that-lifts-rice-to-its-full-potential/

It was good as I managed to use up some chicken I got on sale and some saffron threads that a friend gave me when she moved away.  The kids weren't into the rice part so I made them some plain white rice that they ate with the chicken.

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« Reply #662 on: March 11, 2019, 08:10:44 AM »
I've been on a big mushroom kick.  Nearly forgot about a 1/2 pound bag of creminis I had in the fridge, so I sautéed them and added them to a marinara sauce I had simmering for a couple hours.  Kept sneaking back into the kitchen to eat a spoonful of just the sauce.

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« Reply #663 on: March 11, 2019, 03:24:08 PM »
Rice & bean quesadillas with shredded cheese, corn, and salsa.
Cooked with love and frugality.

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« Reply #664 on: March 11, 2019, 04:03:08 PM »
Macaroni and cheese from scratch, per husband's request.

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« Reply #665 on: March 11, 2019, 05:42:01 PM »
Tortellini and green bean salad, with a tomato-based "pesto". Tasty at room temperature, which is how we'll be eating it (in shifts) and goes well with wine!

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« Reply #666 on: March 13, 2019, 02:29:20 AM »
I think it will be chicory with blue cheese and something potato-ish. As this week's veggie dish.
Tomorrow we will warm up left-over homemade pizza from the freezer, as DH and I will be home on very different times.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #667 on: March 13, 2019, 04:55:12 AM »
Last night made two oven bakes small chickens, stuffing and a veggie. Place I buy most my groceries from the whole Chickens were only 3$ and now have some leftovers for lunch today.

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« Reply #668 on: March 13, 2019, 07:23:48 AM »
Last night was a chicken and rice bake. Tonight, husband works until 7 and I have a big workload so we’ll probably have a frozen pizza and salad.

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« Reply #669 on: March 13, 2019, 01:39:45 PM »
We're on the west edge of "Snowmageddon" (spoiler: Its snowing. Really, our schools could've stayed open: it's not that bad. We get snow in the winter here...), so I'm making a sort-of cassoulet-style bean stew (with sausages and lots of veggies), toast or homemade croutons, and probably a salad.

Perhaps I'll also make a whole-orange cake, since we're all home for the day and it's an excuse to bake a cake.

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« Reply #670 on: March 13, 2019, 02:41:16 PM »
Ravioli, meat sauce, meatballs and salad.

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« Reply #671 on: March 13, 2019, 04:42:27 PM »
Alton Brown's Swedish Meatballs, noodles, broccoli, salad.  Current me is very happy that past me made a huge batch of meatballs!

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« Reply #672 on: March 13, 2019, 09:54:20 PM »
Alton Brown's Swedish Meatballs, noodles, broccoli, salad.  Current me is very happy that past me made a huge batch of meatballs!

Oh, this reminds me that I have a bunch in the freezer!  Now I know what I'm eating for dinner (yeah, at 9 pm...)

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« Reply #673 on: March 13, 2019, 09:55:56 PM »
I'm sore and exhausted.  Does salted caramel hot chocolate count as dinner?

Oh wow, that sounds amazing.

It was good, especially for an instant mix.  Stephen's brand cocoa was on sale for $2.50, down from $7, so it was a good deal.  Kind of wish I had bought a few more containers.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #674 on: March 14, 2019, 08:43:58 PM »
Tonight, I made a homemade lemon basil chicken with some chicken I bought in bulk with a coupon at the warehouse store, some lemon juice, dried basil from the garden, dried oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, olive oil, and salt. I served it with some rice from the rice cooker and steamed carrots with homemade blueberry muffins for dessert. It turned out great.

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« Reply #675 on: March 14, 2019, 09:07:53 PM »
Pinto beans and rice.

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« Reply #676 on: March 14, 2019, 09:27:24 PM »
Spaghetti squash with a tomato/olive/sausage sauce and topped with lots of cheese and baked until brown and bubbly.

Now I have Irish cream poundcakes in the oven for tomorrow's work potluck.

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« Reply #677 on: March 14, 2019, 09:28:46 PM »
Tonight's dinner was tandoori chicken and curried rice.

Last night I pulled some homemade meatballs from the freezer, made a mushroom sauce, and served them over egg noodles.

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« Reply #678 on: March 14, 2019, 09:34:02 PM »
Tonight was another batch of The Frugal Girl's Thai Chicken Soup. I diced the potatoes smaller than usual to hasten the cook time. I also used the chicken I poached (somewhere upthread) and chucked in the freezer. Dessert was leftover birthday carrot cake. I am so glad that's gone.

Tomorrow is probably going to be Pad Thai, as I have everything I need to make it.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #679 on: March 15, 2019, 08:28:48 AM »
on a very strict elimination diet for pain relief right now. So, tonight's dinner is the same as every other day this week. Grilled plain chicken, on baby greens with olives, cucumbers, nutritional yeast, avocado and olive oil/lemon juice dressing. Very yummy on Monday, very boring on Friday.

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« Reply #680 on: March 15, 2019, 04:47:57 PM »
Tired, so beef hot dogs and baked beans from a can.


ETA microwave s'mores for dessert.
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« Reply #681 on: March 15, 2019, 05:51:18 PM »
Tuna strips marinated in soy-ginger sauce, served with rice and stir-fried onions and mung bean sprouts.

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« Reply #682 on: March 15, 2019, 07:31:24 PM »
Scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, baked sweet potatoes.

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« Reply #683 on: March 15, 2019, 09:56:17 PM »
We had dinner guests, so we ate ... "stuff that you put into a pita" might be the best description.

I read an article in the NYTimes food section a while back suggesting that for casual-ish dinners with friends, there should be an opportunity for people to play with their food/assemble things the way they like them. So we had (along with large, warmed up pita breads):
homemade falafel balls (thanks again, smitten kitchen!)
Strips of grilled chicken breast that had been marinated with garlic and lemon juice
hummus, regular and spicy (purchased)
zhaug (purchased)
lightly cooked (asparagus, small peppers cut in half, and grape tomatoes) (the tomatoes didn't look great, and it's too cold out for a ton of raw vegetables: searing everything briefly was much more weather-appropriate)
raw lettuce, lightly pickled red onion strips, lightly pickled radish slices
tzatziki (aka yogurt and shredded cucumbers, with garlic and some parsley)
kalamata olives

It was all extremely yummy, the fridge is full of leftovers, and everyone had something to do with their hands while we all chatted. Plus, the guests brought german chocolate cake!

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« Reply #684 on: March 16, 2019, 01:28:29 AM »
I took a piece of reindeer meat put of the freezer to eat tonight. But we are getting a visitor tomorrow. If he wants to stay for dinner, I think we should save the reindeer for tomorrow.

In that case, we should make something vegetarian tonight. Something with cheese.

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« Reply #685 on: March 16, 2019, 03:55:38 AM »
Last night cube steaks, salad and egg rolls.

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« Reply #686 on: March 16, 2019, 05:05:16 AM »
jeninco - that sounds absolutely delicious.  I'm always amazed at how easy (and how mustachian) falafel is to make.  I might see if I can find some pita bread later.

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« Reply #687 on: March 16, 2019, 06:06:32 AM »
Since it's Lent, I had fish last night, but it was super cheap because I had been saving some Omaha Steaks fish filets I had received as a gift around Christmas time. Easy meal. Just some fish filets, Idahoan mashed potato mix we'd had sitting in our pantry for close to a year, and some peas.

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« Reply #688 on: March 16, 2019, 10:06:59 AM »
jeninco - that sounds absolutely delicious.  I'm always amazed at how easy (and how mustachian) falafel is to make.  I might see if I can find some pita bread later.

Pita bread is also shockingly easy to make. There's a link here: https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/12/falafel/

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« Reply #689 on: March 16, 2019, 01:49:42 PM »
I took a piece of reindeer meat put of the freezer to eat tonight. But we are getting a visitor tomorrow. If he wants to stay for dinner, I think we should save the reindeer for tomorrow.

In that case, we should make something vegetarian tonight. Something with cheese.

Tonight I made cauliflower salad with feta and sweet potato mash with lime juice. Saving the reindeer for tomorrow. Then we'll need to improvise some vegetable with it.

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« Reply #690 on: March 16, 2019, 01:54:23 PM »
We are having T-bones tonight!

Split a beef half with some co-workers (raised by friends of theirs), and this will be the first cut we try.

On the side, asparagus and roasted potatoes.  Maybe sauteed mushrooms if I get my carcass to the store.

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« Reply #691 on: March 16, 2019, 01:59:48 PM »
I took a piece of reindeer meat put of the freezer to eat tonight. But we are getting a visitor tomorrow. If he wants to stay for dinner, I think we should save the reindeer for tomorrow.

In that case, we should make something vegetarian tonight. Something with cheese.

Tonight I made cauliflower salad with feta and sweet potato mash with lime juice. Saving the reindeer for tomorrow. Then we'll need to improvise some vegetable with it.

What is reindeer meat like? Is it a roast or a steak or like hamburger? How do you make it? What does it taste like? How much does it cost per pound and it is always in the grocery stores? We have nothing like that here where I live in the USA. Once in a while I see buffalo meat and have had it maybe twice in my life as a burger. We have deer meat but not in the grocery stores typically. Mostly hunters get the deer for family and friends.

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« Reply #692 on: March 16, 2019, 03:31:36 PM »
I took a piece of reindeer meat put of the freezer to eat tonight. But we are getting a visitor tomorrow. If he wants to stay for dinner, I think we should save the reindeer for tomorrow.

In that case, we should make something vegetarian tonight. Something with cheese.

Tonight I made cauliflower salad with feta and sweet potato mash with lime juice. Saving the reindeer for tomorrow. Then we'll need to improvise some vegetable with it.

What is reindeer meat like? Is it a roast or a steak or like hamburger? How do you make it? What does it taste like? How much does it cost per pound and it is always in the grocery stores? We have nothing like that here where I live in the USA. Once in a while I see buffalo meat and have had it maybe twice in my life as a burger. We have deer meat but not in the grocery stores typically. Mostly hunters get the deer for family and friends.

Reindeer has a distinct taste of wild, red meat. In Norway it is typically sold in areas where tame reindeer are kept. This portion came from Sweden from the frozen department. What we have now is beef, the next best type of beef (I don't know the English name for it). It is a thin portion.

We will prepare it like a normal steak, browning on both sides and then in the oven on low temperature the inner part reaches 62C. Reindeer is also sold in small slices, which you can use in a stew. It is typically served with veggies like Brussels sprouts and potatoes.

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« Reply #693 on: March 16, 2019, 04:28:14 PM »
Husband is currently braising corned beef. I think he's planning to serve it with colcannon. The house smells reeeeally good.

Update: he did make colcannon. That was a really good dinner. Even the cat enjoyed cleaning up a couple little pieces of corned beef that fell on the floor.
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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #694 on: March 17, 2019, 05:56:49 AM »
I took a piece of reindeer meat put of the freezer to eat tonight. But we are getting a visitor tomorrow. If he wants to stay for dinner, I think we should save the reindeer for tomorrow.

In that case, we should make something vegetarian tonight. Something with cheese.

Tonight I made cauliflower salad with feta and sweet potato mash with lime juice. Saving the reindeer for tomorrow. Then we'll need to improvise some vegetable with it.

What is reindeer meat like? Is it a roast or a steak or like hamburger? How do you make it? What does it taste like? How much does it cost per pound and it is always in the grocery stores? We have nothing like that here where I live in the USA. Once in a while I see buffalo meat and have had it maybe twice in my life as a burger. We have deer meat but not in the grocery stores typically. Mostly hunters get the deer for family and friends.

Reindeer has a distinct taste of wild, red meat. In Norway it is typically sold in areas where tame reindeer are kept. This portion came from Sweden from the frozen department. What we have now is beef, the next best type of beef (I don't know the English name for it). It is a thin portion.

We will prepare it like a normal steak, browning on both sides and then in the oven on low temperature the inner part reaches 62C. Reindeer is also sold in small slices, which you can use in a stew. It is typically served with veggies like Brussels sprouts and potatoes.



I've never even thought about Reindeer meet or seen it offered anywhere but why not!  Wonder if can even find it here. Going to have to research that one.


Tonight i picked up some pretty big Turkey legs so going to do something with those. 

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« Reply #695 on: March 17, 2019, 06:06:19 AM »
Last night had leftover cube steaks in a creamy mushroom gravy, roasted rosemary taters and a salad.

Tonight is corned beef, cabbage, carrots, onions, little red taters cooked in the crockpot.

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« Reply #696 on: March 17, 2019, 08:04:07 AM »
I took a piece of reindeer meat put of the freezer to eat tonight. But we are getting a visitor tomorrow. If he wants to stay for dinner, I think we should save the reindeer for tomorrow.

In that case, we should make something vegetarian tonight. Something with cheese.

Tonight I made cauliflower salad with feta and sweet potato mash with lime juice. Saving the reindeer for tomorrow. Then we'll need to improvise some vegetable with it.

What is reindeer meat like? Is it a roast or a steak or like hamburger? How do you make it? What does it taste like? How much does it cost per pound and it is always in the grocery stores? We have nothing like that here where I live in the USA. Once in a while I see buffalo meat and have had it maybe twice in my life as a burger. We have deer meat but not in the grocery stores typically. Mostly hunters get the deer for family and friends.

Reindeer has a distinct taste of wild, red meat. In Norway it is typically sold in areas where tame reindeer are kept. This portion came from Sweden from the frozen department. What we have now is beef, the next best type of beef (I don't know the English name for it). It is a thin portion.

We will prepare it like a normal steak, browning on both sides and then in the oven on low temperature the inner part reaches 62C. Reindeer is also sold in small slices, which you can use in a stew. It is typically served with veggies like Brussels sprouts and potatoes.



I've never even thought about Reindeer meet or seen it offered anywhere but why not!  Wonder if can even find it here. Going to have to research that one.


Tonight i picked up some pretty big Turkey legs so going to do something with those.

Look for a specialty meat store. My friends live in mid-Michigan, and we’ve bought frozen elk meat and venison at a specialty store near them. I don’t remember but wouldn’t be surprised to find reindeer meet there.

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« Reply #697 on: March 17, 2019, 08:33:47 PM »
The on-sale sausages from our grocery store, which were billed as "Guiness bratwurst". And "colcannon", which is in quotes because my version uses potatoes (cook them first, then mash) cabbage (cook in a skillet until about half done) and a bunch of sharp cheddar. Mush everything up together, put in a hot, oiled skillet, cook on one side, then stick under the broiler until browned on the top.

Also a version of a french chocolate-yogurt cake. Yum!

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« Reply #698 on: March 18, 2019, 01:13:19 PM »
I took a piece of reindeer meat put of the freezer to eat tonight. But we are getting a visitor tomorrow. If he wants to stay for dinner, I think we should save the reindeer for tomorrow.

In that case, we should make something vegetarian tonight. Something with cheese.

Tonight I made cauliflower salad with feta and sweet potato mash with lime juice. Saving the reindeer for tomorrow. Then we'll need to improvise some vegetable with it.

What is reindeer meat like? Is it a roast or a steak or like hamburger? How do you make it? What does it taste like? How much does it cost per pound and it is always in the grocery stores? We have nothing like that here where I live in the USA. Once in a while I see buffalo meat and have had it maybe twice in my life as a burger. We have deer meat but not in the grocery stores typically. Mostly hunters get the deer for family and friends.

Reindeer has a distinct taste of wild, red meat. In Norway it is typically sold in areas where tame reindeer are kept. This portion came from Sweden from the frozen department. What we have now is beef, the next best type of beef (I don't know the English name for it). It is a thin portion.

We will prepare it like a normal steak, browning on both sides and then in the oven on low temperature the inner part reaches 62C. Reindeer is also sold in small slices, which you can use in a stew. It is typically served with veggies like Brussels sprouts and potatoes.



I've never even thought about Reindeer meet or seen it offered anywhere but why not!  Wonder if can even find it here. Going to have to research that one.


Tonight i picked up some pretty big Turkey legs so going to do something with those.

Reindeer's scientific name is Rangifer tarandus tarandus, the same basic species as caribou, but both are different subspecies. It might taste quite similar to caribou species.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #699 on: March 18, 2019, 02:28:03 PM »
Stir fry:  shrimp & veggies.