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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3250 on: March 19, 2021, 02:18:00 PM »
We have a bag of arugula that really needs to be used, so a big salad. And burgers (it's nice today, but should snow again on Sunday), probably roasted potatoes, and various leftover bean things.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3251 on: March 19, 2021, 02:37:00 PM »
Fish tacos!  It's not Tuesday, but I find it's never a bad day for tacos.  Esp. fish tacos with lightly fried fish, creamy/spicy sauce, fresh pico de gallo.  Combination of so many things I love.

With salad.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3252 on: March 19, 2021, 06:53:43 PM »
Pasta topped with lentils simmered in homemade tomato-vegetable sauce. One of those lovely nights when I cooked without a recipe and the end product was exactly what I wanted.

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« Reply #3253 on: March 19, 2021, 08:41:54 PM »
I made a very mediocre zucchini frittata, and I was just not having that. So I sliced up the very mediocre frittata and made very fancy grilled cheese sandwiches with it.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3254 on: March 19, 2021, 09:42:08 PM »
Belated St. Patrick's day meal. Homemade corned leg of lamb and turnip- kale colcannon.

Will be making shepherds pie with the leftovers tomorrow.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3255 on: March 20, 2021, 07:04:43 PM »
Mini dutch babies, strawberry rhubarb sauce, braised cabbage and bacon

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« Reply #3256 on: March 20, 2021, 08:41:00 PM »
We were supposed to go out to dinner (outdoor dining, COVID friendly), but a teen needed a ride home, so we made a "date night" at home. Ended up being great. We dug out a bottle of nice wine, coconut shrimp, pesto & meatballs, & made dinner from that. Followed by really nice chocolate. Much cheaper, and yummy.

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« Reply #3257 on: March 20, 2021, 09:20:20 PM »
Oh man, we made a crazy recipe my DH tore out from the paper with coconut rice with lime zest and scallions, baked tofu with an elaborate sauce combining peanut butter, fish sauce, habanero, ginger, and a few other things, served on a bed of arugula with pickled bell peppers accompanying, and it was pretty good, but just probably too complicated.  The lime juice alone had our heads spinning.  Still, it's fun to try something out and see how it goes.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3258 on: March 28, 2021, 03:59:01 AM »
Last night I made baked Salmon, Sautéed asparagus and rice. On average we probably eat Salmon about 1.5 xs a week/6xs a month.

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« Reply #3259 on: March 28, 2021, 03:06:38 PM »
Tonight we are having an odd ball poor mans stroganoff. It is cooked ground beef, green and red bell peppers sauteed, mushrooms, cooked ground breakfast sausage, alfredo sauce and cream of mushroom soup. I have it all warming in the crockpot and will put over egg noodles. Kind of a hodge podge but yummy. Normally, I add sour cream at the end but this time it has lots of sauce so no sour cream!

All the ingredients were previously cooked and frozen so all I had to do is defrost and dump in the crock pot with the sauce. A no brainer! All I have to do is cook the noodles!

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3260 on: March 28, 2021, 03:58:44 PM »
Someone gave us a box of matzoh, so I decided to try matzoh lasagna. It’s in the oven now.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3261 on: March 28, 2021, 10:46:51 PM »
Last night I made tofu/eggplant green curry that resulted in lots of leftovers and DH is off on a trip for a few days, so I'll be eating it for lunch the next few days.

I think tomorrow I'm going to sous vide a turkey breast that's been in the freezer since Thanksgiving, and make a red cabbage and jicama slaw. Between that and the curry, I think I'm good until DH gets home on Wednesday or Thursday.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3262 on: March 30, 2021, 12:34:14 PM »
It's Tuesday, therefore it must be tacos!

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3263 on: March 30, 2021, 12:55:41 PM »
Warm weather is back, snow is gone it's BBQ time! Kid want hamburgers and hotdogs, will be adding some cut up vegies to make it healthy and some strawberries for dessert.

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« Reply #3264 on: March 30, 2021, 01:23:42 PM »
Individual meatloaves, asparagus, roasted sweet potatoes.

Possibly the last "sit down" meal I'll make in this house.

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« Reply #3265 on: March 30, 2021, 04:24:34 PM »
We had a giant prime rib roast about a month ago and there were some leftover slices we froze. Tonight, we will warm them up slightly and they will still be rare-ish with mashed taters and baby broccoli.

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« Reply #3266 on: March 30, 2021, 05:56:12 PM »
My brother has taken a hiatus from selling body parts for human consumption, so I purchased half a cow from an old school friend of mine (we became friends in kindergarten).  Just cooked up a tenderloin steak that I wrapped in a piece of bacon (a little Montreal steak seasoning and a touch of butter right before it was done).  Added some asparagus spears on the side (cooked in the juices with a little ground garlic). 

I'm hoping my motivation stays up, because we have some good stuff on the menu this week (my son is cooking a small chicken, but also having Tuscan chicken at some point, some homemade paneer with some kind of sauce over rice, and a Chocolate Guinness cake because I got a good deal on Guinness at Costco.  I'll probably make a chocolate milkshake with the "extra" beer since it will be room-temp.)  I have several fresh vegetables for all the sides and salads as well-- trying to eat more of those, but I'm not much of a fan, never have been.

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« Reply #3267 on: March 31, 2021, 07:55:15 AM »
I'm planning on homemade pepperoni pizza.  I make the dough by hand with my great aunt's recipe and it normally turns out great!  I love kneading dough, it's so relaxing. 

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3268 on: March 31, 2021, 05:04:32 PM »
Tacos el pastor, with toppings: cilantro, onion, avocado, cheese. I also made a quick slaw to go with it.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3269 on: March 31, 2021, 06:56:54 PM »
Taco meat, refried beans, and all the fixings with homemade corn tortillas

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3270 on: April 07, 2021, 06:14:18 PM »
Teriyaki Tempeh and Broccoli over brown rice.

It had been too long since we last had tempeh. Yum! I missed it. I can't follow a recipe exactly, so I added some onion to the stir-fry and a bit of mustard, some mushroom umami powder, and a dash of fish sauce to the teriyaki sauce.

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« Reply #3271 on: April 08, 2021, 09:01:50 PM »
Tonight was chard cakes, served with salad.  The chard cakes are made with lots of pecorino cheese and pine nuts, then fried and have a nice bright green, fresh vegetal sauce made with sorrel leaves drizzled over them.

Tomorrow we are trying a new smitten kitchen recipe, this veg morroccan tagine-ish stew: https://smittenkitchen.com/2009/01/squash-and-chickpea-moroccan-stew/  I really hate skinning and dicing a hard butternut squash.  Who thinks I can roast it a bit to soften it up and then cut it up and just add it to the stew a bit later than the recipe prescribes?

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3272 on: April 09, 2021, 01:38:59 PM »
Ham and cheese pretzel pockets, oil rubbed kale salad

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3273 on: April 09, 2021, 01:51:00 PM »
Chicken breasts rubbed with mayo cooked on the BBQ.  Sides will be sliced potato interleaved with sliced onion wrapped in tin foil cooked on the BBQ, and some green beans.


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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3274 on: April 09, 2021, 05:04:44 PM »
Planning to make some Israeli salad tonight - cucumbers, tomato, and lemon juice.

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« Reply #3275 on: April 09, 2021, 06:24:44 PM »
Coconut rice and beans with chicken (https://www.swbeans.com/recipe/coconut-rice-beans-chicken/), side of frozen bagged veggies.  It wasn't very flavorful, but hot sauce helped.

It's my first dinner at the apartment.  I'm easing into getting back to my usual routines, and didn't do much planning before grocery shopping this morning.  I really wanted to make the pork roast I got at the store today, but it wouldn't have had enough time in the crockpot, so it will wait until Sunday.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3276 on: April 10, 2021, 05:23:48 AM »
Last night because they were finally on sale buy one pack get one free I tried and Grilled Beyond Meat Burgers for the DW and I as were trying a little more each day to clean up what were eating. Anyhow I was shocked how much I liked/or was ok with them. I like Black Bean burgers and veggie burgers as well but this for sure tasted as close is anything is going to be to a burger imo

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3277 on: April 10, 2021, 09:09:55 PM »
Last night because they were finally on sale buy one pack get one free I tried and Grilled Beyond Meat Burgers for the DW and I as were trying a little more each day to clean up what were eating. Anyhow I was shocked how much I liked/or was ok with them. I like Black Bean burgers and veggie burgers as well but this for sure tasted as close is anything is going to be to a burger imo

If you can find Impossible anywhere, give that a try- my wife and I both think it's far preferable to Beyond. Not that Beyond was bad, but Impossible is much better, IMO. Our regular grocery store has the frozen bricks (I think it's 12oz ?) for maybe $6 or $7.

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« Reply #3278 on: April 10, 2021, 09:48:17 PM »
Last night because they were finally on sale buy one pack get one free I tried and Grilled Beyond Meat Burgers for the DW and I as were trying a little more each day to clean up what were eating. Anyhow I was shocked how much I liked/or was ok with them. I like Black Bean burgers and veggie burgers as well but this for sure tasted as close is anything is going to be to a burger imo

If you can find Impossible anywhere, give that a try- my wife and I both think it's far preferable to Beyond. Not that Beyond was bad, but Impossible is much better, IMO. Our regular grocery store has the frozen bricks (I think it's 12oz ?) for maybe $6 or $7.

So interesting. We've had both Beyond and Impossible a handful of times each, but spaced far enough apart that I have no ability to judge them against each other. Like them both. I'm very interested to see where this industry goes next.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3279 on: April 10, 2021, 11:03:33 PM »
I made a soup tonight with leftover smoked chicken and veggies that needed to be used. We got our covid shots on Wednesday and that sort of threw a wrench into the meal plan for the week (last-minute out of town vaccine appointments so we ate at DQ, then Thursday we vegetated on the couch and ate junk food while feeling tired and achey).

DH bought a bag of Santitas tortilla chips, so tomorrow I'm thinking we'll have nachos, then Monday it's back on the Healthy Foods train, I swear!

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3280 on: April 11, 2021, 12:15:09 PM »
Pulled pork (on a roll for BF, over spinach for me), roasted brussels sprouts, and roasted sweet potatoes.

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« Reply #3281 on: April 11, 2021, 09:00:23 PM »
Roasted spatchcocked chicken: I had a chance to order 1/4 steer, and when I went to pick it up found that the processor was also selling local chicken for a reasonable price. So I got two while I was there.

Had it with roasted sweet potatoes (just a few), Brussels sprouts, and a couscous and vegetable salad with a lime curry vinaigrette.

Chicken leftovers will be used for pozole in the next few days.

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« Reply #3282 on: April 12, 2021, 03:10:02 PM »
Finally worked my way through a bunch of leftovers (Tuscan chicken, Guinness beef stew, homemade paneer with a curry sauce, etc) so tonight is either chili dogs or stir fry, whichever I'm in the mood to make once I get to work.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3283 on: April 12, 2021, 04:19:49 PM »
Fish on the BBQ with a side of rice. The timing of this is because it is garbage day tomorrow and I always like to plan a fish meal the day before. 

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #3284 on: April 12, 2021, 05:17:08 PM »
My parents are in town this week, and my dad offered to make lasagna, salad, & my 14 year old made French bread. Yum.

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« Reply #3285 on: Today at 03:15:17 AM »
My Family loves wings so last night I made for the first time my own thinking I would keep it simple and build from there if they liked them. I went with a recipe that basically you cut the chicken wings and snip the tips off. Then salt and pepper them and broil each side for 10 minutes. Put them in a slow cooker and poor over them a mix of BBQ sauce, Honey, Worchester and mustard. They were excellent. The pre-broiling was the key to have them still crispy. So a win on that one.