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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #950 on: May 21, 2019, 12:58:18 AM »
Cod fillets
Sea kale broccoli (first try, no idea how it tastes) and some other edible plants.
Curry ingredients
Rice
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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #951 on: May 23, 2019, 02:47:01 AM »
Yesterday I had to make an old basic- Rump roast in the slow cooker, mashed potatoes and green beans. But always good.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #952 on: May 23, 2019, 05:59:43 AM »
Tonight will be honey mustard chicken and vegetables and stuff, but I'm taking advantage of the oven already being on to make a very knock off version of char siu in advance of making Singapore noodles later this week in my attempt at trying new recipes. Hopefully it turns out good.

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« Reply #953 on: May 23, 2019, 03:08:50 PM »
The kid who is having his last day of school today has requested shrimp baja salad. In spite of the fact that it is now 50 degrees F and looks like it'll resume raining at any moment.

Perhaps we'll make a dessert to go with it, and to have something warm.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #954 on: May 23, 2019, 08:42:28 PM »

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #955 on: May 24, 2019, 09:19:04 AM »
I'm making pepperoni pizza for the kids. My husband will have chicken with sauteed spinach. I'll have salad with grilled chicken. We normally don't make three separate meals, but we are eating up leftovers & dealing with dietary issues.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #956 on: May 24, 2019, 09:39:41 AM »
Something fancier than normal for our anniversary. Husband suggested filet mignon on the charcoal grill, but we’ll see what looks good at the butcher shop.

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« Reply #957 on: May 24, 2019, 11:43:30 AM »
Something fancier than normal for our anniversary. Husband suggested filet mignon on the charcoal grill, but we’ll see what looks good at the butcher shop.

Happy Anniversary!

We're having beef and broccoli stir-fry, with rice (or rice noodles, who knows).
Tomorrow we're having a dessert party for the neighborhood (a pair of our neighbors are leaving Monday to spend the summer biking across the US) and I'm thinking about how to accommodate a pair of vegans, at least one or two neighbors who are taking it easy on sugar this month, and at least one paleo eater. Fortunately we're looking at 18 or so people (some of whom will bring things), so I don't have to meet everyone's needs in a single dish, just to get organized enough to provide something for everyone. Also fortunately, berries are on sale this week...

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #958 on: May 24, 2019, 12:10:48 PM »
@jeninco - if it's just dessert, I'd recommend perhaps anchoring around the berries. Get a bunch of nice fresh berries, ice cream, make/buy an angel food cake, and make whipping cream. People can add as much or as little as they want, sticking to just berries, or going all in with angel food cake, ice cream, etc.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #959 on: May 24, 2019, 03:51:48 PM »
@jeninco - if it's just dessert, I'd recommend perhaps anchoring around the berries. Get a bunch of nice fresh berries, ice cream, make/buy an angel food cake, and make whipping cream. People can add as much or as little as they want, sticking to just berries, or going all in with angel food cake, ice cream, etc.

Seconded. Since I usually can’t eat the cake, I would love the option to serve myself a big pile of berries and cream or play with a sundae bar. Non-dairy ice cream may be a nice option.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #960 on: May 24, 2019, 04:27:27 PM »
One of favorites...Build your own taco/Burrito night with just about anything you can think of !

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #961 on: May 24, 2019, 04:44:11 PM »
Either pesto pasta or a frozen pizza, depending on what husband decides he wants. He's building a rock wall the old fashioned way (digging them out of the ground and stacking them up), so he gets to decide  because he needs the calories . Either way, spinach salad with it.
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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #962 on: May 25, 2019, 12:52:11 AM »
DH caught a pretty big trout yesterday. We ate one side, with asparagus that the local shop sold cheaply and potatoes. I use found herbs one the fish and the potatoes.

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« Reply #963 on: May 26, 2019, 08:13:10 AM »
DH caught a pretty big trout yesterday. We ate one side, with asparagus that the local shop sold cheaply and potatoes. I use found herbs one the fish and the potatoes.

I wish I liked fish!  Lots of salmon, trout, sturgeon, etc to be caught around here...

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« Reply #964 on: May 26, 2019, 08:18:30 AM »
I've been sick since I came home from an overseas vacation (over two weeks now), so dinners have been extremely simple, if I even make any (my son can fend for himself).

I'm at work today, so during the downtime I am going to make a batch of refried beans in the instant pot (one of the coworkers brought one in to leave here, so I don't have to lug my own around anymore). 

I'm also going to attempt my hand at some crispbread.  I brought some home as a souvenir (came back with a checked bag so I could buy lots of food stuffs).  The one I bought had only four ingredients-- "wholemeal" (rye), water, salt, and yeast.  I've found a lot of recipes that mix rye and wheat flours, but my son wants an all-rye duplicate.  Found one recipe.  We'll see how it goes!  I'm going to end up with some hard cracker-like flat bricks one of two types-- edible or non-edible.  I even have the deep-notch rolling pin to make it as "authentic" as possible.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #965 on: May 26, 2019, 10:18:49 AM »
My co-worker has started raising KuneKune Pigs on his hobby farm, and supplied us with a ~2.5# picnic roast so we can decide if we'd like to buy a half pig.  I'm thinking of cooking it sous vide with some herbs (maybe fresh rosemary and tarragon) and then giving it a quick sear on the grill.  Alongside, I'm thinking homegrown French breakfast radishes sauteed in butter, and braised collards with onions and some of the radish greens.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #966 on: May 26, 2019, 11:34:03 AM »
Grilled salmon. Probably with sides of stuck-pot rice+lentils and sauteed zucchini with orange bell pepper.

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« Reply #967 on: May 26, 2019, 08:34:04 PM »
Chili with a combination of ground beef and leftover slow-cooked beef that I froze a few weeks ago with a lot of (very beefy) liquid. Anasazi beans, in an attempt to cut down on the flatulence around here (they're supposed to be less potent then pinto beans.) Salad, cheese, the last of the yummy corn tortillas.

My husband decided he was going to take grilled vegetable/provolone/tapenade sandwiches this week, so I sent him out to the grill with eggplants, yellow and zucchini squash, red peppers, and mushrooms to get that part taken care of.

The party last night: made vegan chocolate cake with not-exactly-buttercream frosting, (non-vegan) carrot cake, a phyllo-and-spring fruit pie that I adore (which was vegan), a big bowl of berries and whipped cream, and someone else brought coconut cream (I asked him to) and a vegan coconut-chocolate mousse pie, which was fantastic. Someone else brought ice cream. The idea was very popular, but we actually had too much leftovers.  And the wacky-cake-based chocolate cake was really too sweet, as was the frosting.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #968 on: May 26, 2019, 09:39:29 PM »
Pasta with asparagus and oven-dried tomatoes: https://tastykitchen.com/blog/2011/05/bow-tie-pasta-with-oven-dried-tomatoes/

It was fine, but not worth taking 3.5 hours to slow-roast tomatoes. On the other hand, it used up a bunch of asparagus I had hanging around. I'm trying to use up things in the fridge--I'm leaving on vacation in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #969 on: May 26, 2019, 11:56:39 PM »
Yesterday hamburgers with fried mushrooms, pepper and spring onion. Served on a slice of bread. We drove home from our cabin for 5 hours. DH wanted to buy a hamburger on the road, I suggested to wait until we were home, which we did.

Tonight veggie: something with cauliflower and yellow cheese, served with vegetable burgers.

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« Reply #970 on: May 27, 2019, 07:29:59 AM »
Had people over for memorial grilling. I made hamburgers, hotdogs, slaw, corn, and jello with fruit. Friends brought over really delicious sirloin and veggie kabobs, bratwurst and sides a Cuban  Lima bean and rice dish, tortilla espana, and pineapple cake. Drinks were variety of beers and rose wine, coke, sparkling waters.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #971 on: May 27, 2019, 07:48:06 AM »
We’re planning on grilled burgers, chips, and whatever salad my mom brings. I owe my husband a birthday cake, so hopefully I’ll get that baked in time for dessert.

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« Reply #972 on: May 27, 2019, 07:57:18 AM »
Last night was a total fail. I've come down with something nasty. I quit working on the flip house, went home early and fell into bed. Hours later, DH stopped for Pad Thai on his way home. When the cook is sick, and the chief worker on the flip project has the next week off from work to get things done on the project, it seems prudent to let someone else cook to minimize the potential spread of germs. I didn't see the bill, but I'm assuming it was $50 for four orders. Money well spent, under the circumstances.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #973 on: May 27, 2019, 09:42:07 AM »
I have a shoulder injury. I'm supposed to rest my shoulder, but I'm resting it as much as I should. I told the kids we are eating leftovers, or simple food on paper plates this week, so I give my arm a rest

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« Reply #974 on: May 27, 2019, 02:16:36 PM »
I tried to approximate a dish that I like at our local tapas place - "mushroom corncake." Basically polenta with mushrooms and gorgonzola sauce and possibly other things that I'm forgetting right now. Anyway, didn't use a recipe - cooked cornmeal in some veg broth, fried it (this was kind of a fail because it fell apart instead of forming cakes, but it tasted OK), topped with mushrooms sauteed in a little butter with garlic and thyme from the garden, and a sprinkle of blue cheese crumbles that I had on hand. Not bad!

I also threw together corn/tomato/avocado salad; basically what it says on the tin, tossed with a little lemon juice and dijon mustard.

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« Reply #975 on: May 27, 2019, 11:50:26 PM »
Tonight I need to go to the city for a walk, at dinner time. It is at least 1,5 hour travel, so I won't have time to eat dinner. I will buy a lunch at work today and eat sandwiches in the train tonight.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #976 on: May 28, 2019, 06:52:18 AM »
I think Budget Bytes’ Easy Oven Fajitas so the bell peppers in my fridge don’t go to waste.

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« Reply #977 on: May 28, 2019, 12:30:56 PM »
Giant container of organic spinach on clearance today, so big salads.

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« Reply #978 on: May 28, 2019, 05:00:40 PM »
https://smittenkitchen.com/2017/10/sausage-and-potato-roast-with-arugula/

Not particularly "mustachian", but YUM! And it's pretty fast and easy.

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« Reply #979 on: May 29, 2019, 12:30:29 AM »
No idea, but we are out of fresh vegetables. So tonight we will need to eat something out of the stuffed freezer.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #980 on: May 29, 2019, 07:57:27 AM »
Meatloaf, and a salad with lettuces from the garden.

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« Reply #981 on: May 29, 2019, 08:28:40 AM »
Picked up a Boston butt at a decent price last week, so we're having pulled pork chili.  Pork, bell peppers, onions, some Rotel that I found in the pantry, and chili spices.  Hopefully it turns out pretty good.

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« Reply #982 on: May 29, 2019, 05:30:53 PM »
I’m on a sheet pan meal kick this week, so tonight we’re having Budget Bytes’ roasted bratwurst with peppers and onions. Hooray for using up the last of the slightly wilted bell peppers and a sale pack of bratwursts!

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« Reply #983 on: May 29, 2019, 06:28:58 PM »
https://smittenkitchen.com/2013/01/lentil-soup-with-sausage-chard-and-garlic/

Because, although the sun finally came out for a few hours this afternoon after several days of heavy clouds, it's still only 50F or so.

Planning on Panzanella/pasta salad tomorrow, though!

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« Reply #984 on: May 30, 2019, 05:19:12 AM »
Black beans and spanish rice last night.  Chicken tinga and rice tonight.

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« Reply #985 on: May 30, 2019, 07:25:19 AM »
Today, I have a packed work day and a 7pm meeting that will likely be very unpleasant.

Dinner will either be bacon and eggs or whatever stir fry husband manages to put together from fridge and pantry bits. I now wish I’d gone to Costco on Tuesday because then we’d at least have a frozen pizza on hand.

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« Reply #986 on: May 30, 2019, 09:06:59 AM »
Tonight is stuffed peppers.  Some to eat and some for the freezer. 

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« Reply #987 on: May 30, 2019, 09:08:35 AM »
Seared ahi with ginger and scallions. If only it were already dinner time.

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« Reply #988 on: May 30, 2019, 04:39:07 PM »
I had an Aldi pizza for dinner last night, as my wife and daughter went out for dinner.  $2.95 and morish.  Oh, and home brew...

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« Reply #989 on: June 01, 2019, 07:09:46 PM »
From-scratch red (tomato) sauce with Italian turkey sausage, onions, mushrooms, and bell pepper over gluten-free pasta.

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« Reply #990 on: June 03, 2019, 03:59:08 AM »
If I am the one who cooks tonight, then pasta with blue cheese and some green stuff that I foraged and can be used as spinach.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #991 on: June 03, 2019, 08:02:52 PM »
Grilled chicken drumsticks, roasted potatoes, and spinach salad.

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« Reply #992 on: June 03, 2019, 08:35:56 PM »
Tonight I'm raiding the fridge...Sauteing some zucchini before it goes bad, then will add some already cubed and cooked chicken (had a lot when I made verde chicken mole, so I put some aside), and will boil and skillet fry some dried yellow noodles.  Toss a little bulgogi marinade to add flavor when it's done.

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« Reply #993 on: June 03, 2019, 09:12:14 PM »
Not frugal at all, but Copper River salmon. You can only get it a few times a year, and it's my husband's favorite. His early birthday/Father's Day treat.

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« Reply #994 on: June 04, 2019, 05:35:22 AM »
Paninis (resembling this red pepper and chicken panini recipe) with cucumber and black bean salad

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« Reply #995 on: June 04, 2019, 05:44:49 AM »
Confit buffalo wings tonight. I get the wings for $1.19 per pound at a restaurant supply store.  That place is pure magic.

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« Reply #996 on: June 04, 2019, 08:49:25 AM »
Wild rice & vegetable casserole. One of our favorites!

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« Reply #997 on: June 04, 2019, 08:51:33 AM »
Tonight I'm going to make buffalo chicken soup.  While it's cooking, I'll prep a Boston Butt (on sale last week for $1.68/lb) to go into the crockpot tomorrow.

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« Reply #998 on: June 04, 2019, 09:51:41 PM »
Grilled pork chops, with grilled asparagus, roasted potato and sweet potato wedges, tomato salad, and a salad/salsa thing of diced cucumbers, watermelons, feta, thinly sliced mint, and a little rice vinegar. I was out of town over the weekend, and didn't get to eat enough vegetables -- and we'll be out of town this next weekend, too.

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« Reply #999 on: June 04, 2019, 10:04:38 PM »
I have half a point cut roast in the crock pot with vegetables, spices, and wine.  Serve over rice for lunch tomorrow.  Easy peasy