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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #1450 on: December 09, 2019, 08:19:11 PM »
Last night was turkey/chorizo meatloaf and braised collards.

Tonight, herbed roasted chicken and Tuscan butter mushrooms with extra spinach.

Tomorrow I'll make a pot of chili and we'll have that and salad for a couple nights.

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« Reply #1451 on: December 10, 2019, 08:23:26 PM »
Lentil vegetable soup with bread.

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« Reply #1452 on: December 11, 2019, 12:39:00 PM »
I just started preparing dinner.

It's manicotti w/ garlic bread.

Dessert = halved peaches with cinnamon.

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« Reply #1453 on: December 11, 2019, 01:51:56 PM »
Chicken teriyaki stir fry.  I was planning to put our home grown sugar snap peas in it, but the family (me included) snacked on them while I was doing the meal prep.  So yummy.

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« Reply #1454 on: December 11, 2019, 01:55:55 PM »
A brown rice casserole with chicken and vegetables.

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« Reply #1455 on: December 13, 2019, 11:29:16 AM »

Tonight we'll have homemade chicken soup that is so thick it's like stew.

When we make chicken soup we use water   because we don't like the taste of store-bought chicken stock.

Dessert will be halved pears w/ cinnamon.

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« Reply #1456 on: December 13, 2019, 04:26:13 PM »
^^^ The pears with cinnamon sound absolutely delightful.

Husband is off today and decided that he wanted beef. He repurposed a few tough steaks from the freezer into stew beef, so we’re having beef stew. I think he managed to use up the last of the carrots and mushrooms, and hopefully I can convince him to use the last bit of sour cream in a batch of mashed potatoes.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #1457 on: December 13, 2019, 08:24:45 PM »
Sheetpan dinner of brats, Brussels sprouts and butternut squash.

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« Reply #1458 on: December 17, 2019, 03:28:38 PM »
I was planning on a sheet pan dinner of kielbasa, cabbage, and potatoes but then remembered that we're completely out of potatoes. Hopefully husband will look at his phone and stop by the grocery store on the way home.

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« Reply #1459 on: December 17, 2019, 07:23:22 PM »
Lovely casserole of potatoes, broccoli, white beans, olives, crushed tomatoes and garlic layered with munster and then baked until it's bubbling and the cheese is all gooey.

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« Reply #1460 on: December 18, 2019, 05:03:15 PM »
Spaghetti squash boats with Italian sausage, and roasted asparagus on the side.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #1461 on: December 19, 2019, 06:49:49 AM »
Budget Bytes' beef and cabbage stir-fry, except with ground turkey and a few more veg.

Edit: okay, this was really good and at only 2 tbsp. oil for the whole recipe, hopefully kind to my husband's crabby gallbladder. I stirred in some gluten-free ramen noodles at the end and it was a very satisfying meal.
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« Reply #1462 on: December 19, 2019, 09:24:04 PM »
Quesadillas of mashed cooked butternut squash, strips of green chili (our neighbors buy several bushels of roasted poblanos in the late summer and we all chip in), and jack cheese, folded into corn tortillas and almost dry-fried until they're crunchy. Yum!

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« Reply #1463 on: December 19, 2019, 09:36:55 PM »
Leftovers! Pork loin, rice, black beans and macaroni and cheese.

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« Reply #1464 on: December 20, 2019, 02:54:18 PM »
We're heading out of town, and have finished up all of the leftovers. So, pizza (from the freezer) it will be

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« Reply #1465 on: December 20, 2019, 04:02:07 PM »
Sous vide has recently upped my cooking game. Tonight is garlic thyme sirloin, baked stuffed potato and asparagus. 

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« Reply #1466 on: December 20, 2019, 04:23:04 PM »
Husband is at a friend's house this evening, and I had a big Mexican lunch with Dad today and may not need to eat for another 24 hours. I might make a batch of this chickpea salad in case I change my mind. It should keep well in the fridge if I wait until I actually eat to add the avocado.

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« Reply #1467 on: December 20, 2019, 05:28:17 PM »
Spaghetti but using ground turkey instead of ground beef. 

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« Reply #1468 on: December 20, 2019, 09:24:47 PM »
Swung by a tortillaria this afternoon and got a kilo of the yummiest corn tortillas, so had them with chili and salad.

Tomorrow: Latke-pallooza! Cooked a brisket today, and we'll have steamed asparagus and salad. And so many latkes, with applesauce and sour cream. Perhaps poached pears for dessert, or baked apples.

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« Reply #1469 on: December 21, 2019, 10:04:33 AM »
Last night it was time to use some random ingredients up - especially a cauliflower that was getting a little old, and some leftover rotisserie chicken.

I broke the cauliflower up into pieces and baked it for awhile.  In the meantime, I sauteed some mushrooms and shallots, then mixed it all in with chopped green chile and shredded chicken, topped with the last of a can of olives and some cheese and baked it up in a casserole.

I'll be at the barn until 6:30 or so tonight, and DH is out skiing, so I'm going to get a big pot of chili going and bake some keto "corn" muffins this morning.

Tomorrow on to cleaning the fridge out more - we'll have Brussels sprouts and parsnips alongside a roasted or smoked chicken.

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« Reply #1470 on: December 26, 2019, 07:12:00 AM »
I’m making stock using the bones of the smoked chicken from Christmas Eve dinner, will cook pinquito beans in the stock, and add back the leftover chicken meat and some veg for a thick soup.

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« Reply #1471 on: December 26, 2019, 08:06:35 AM »
I am also making stock from a prime rib roast bones and scraps. Added the usual carrots, celery, garlic, onion and found some tomatoes from my garden that had been frozen and added them to the slow cooker too. It smells marvelous!

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #1472 on: December 27, 2019, 03:33:17 PM »
Gin and tonic, freshly made challa bread with melted butter on top, butter fried mushrooms, a nice cut of steak, and salad.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #1473 on: December 27, 2019, 04:07:28 PM »
Tenderloin steak sous vide with roasted garlic, then finished with a pan sear.  Carrots and Brussels sprouts. 

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« Reply #1474 on: December 27, 2019, 05:46:15 PM »
Tomato-mushroom sauce with the leftover steak from Christmas dinner chopped up and mixed in, served over spaghetti squash.

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« Reply #1475 on: December 28, 2019, 03:38:16 PM »
As is my new holiday tradition, I made homemade pad thai: black rice noodles, sauteed chicken, scallions, broccoli and orange peppers, cooked in a reduction of fish sauce, tamarind paste and soy sauce. I roughly followed Mr. Tako's recipe, with some improvisations.

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« Reply #1476 on: December 29, 2019, 05:52:37 PM »
Pizza beans a la Smitten Kitchen , except with Cassoulet beans from Rancho Gordo (what I had in the pantry). Wow, this is satisfying.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #1477 on: December 29, 2019, 05:58:41 PM »
Low carb Soto Ayam (used bok choy and shiitake mushrooms instead of noodles).  I't s a chicken soup with tons of garlic, ginger, and lemongrass, preferably served with soft boiled ramen eggs.  Predicting that it will go into regular rotation around here.

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« Reply #1478 on: December 30, 2019, 04:51:20 PM »
Oven fajitas with chicken. Served with corn tortillas, shredded cabbage, sliced radishes, salsa, and sour cream.

Now I am officially out of onions and bell peppers (and canned tomatoes after last night's dinner) and cannot put off going to the grocery store any longer.

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« Reply #1479 on: December 31, 2019, 10:44:25 AM »
@OtherJen , yikes! We generally go looking for more canned crushed tomatoes when we get down to the last half-dozen.

NYE dinner with neighbors/friends this evening. Mussels, salad, cheese fondue, then chocolate fondue. And I bought four baguettes...

Tomorrow: lentil soup. (I don't like black-eyed-peas)

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« Reply #1480 on: December 31, 2019, 12:08:17 PM »
@OtherJen , yikes! We generally go looking for more canned crushed tomatoes when we get down to the last half-dozen.

NYE dinner with neighbors/friends this evening. Mussels, salad, cheese fondue, then chocolate fondue. And I bought four baguettes...

Tomorrow: lentil soup. (I don't like black-eyed-peas)

And I'm digging through a full in-box today so the grocery trip will probably be put off until Thursday. My kitchen is not normally this depleted of core ingredients. I will be happy to get back to a non-holiday schedule soon.

Your NYE meal sounds exceptional. We really need to start cooking mussels on special occasions.

We're eating leftovers tonight before taking a cheese plate and cookies to our friends' house. Tomorrow, we're planning on our annual New Year sushi dinner after seeing Star Wars.

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« Reply #1481 on: January 03, 2020, 09:06:38 AM »
Happy New Year, everyone!

Two nights ago we had this: https://bojongourmet.com/tomato-baked-white-beans-with-feta-and-lemon-parsley-oil/

I made a triple batch of the parsley oil and stuck it in several small jars in the freezer. I dislike dealing with wilty parsley, and this way it's done for the next couple of batches.

Last night, lentil/sausage/kale soup from smitten kitchen. With rice, because we've had bread with dinner for the past several nights.

Tonight, probably vegan lo mein -- for reasons of environment and economy I'm trying to get getter about finding vegetarian and vegan recipes for several dinners per week.

Tomorrow, I'll be out until late, but I'll suggest the guys make colcannon (our version uses sharp cheddar, for flavor and for gluing everything together), with or without burgers. Or defrost some chili.

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« Reply #1482 on: January 03, 2020, 09:44:21 AM »
Happy New Year, everyone!

Two nights ago we had this: https://bojongourmet.com/tomato-baked-white-beans-with-feta-and-lemon-parsley-oil/

I made a triple batch of the parsley oil and stuck it in several small jars in the freezer. I dislike dealing with wilty parsley, and this way it's done for the next couple of batches.

Yum. I am definitely saving this, although I might just sprinkle chopped parsley and drizzle lemon juice on top to keep it friendly for husband's gallbladder. The feta and olive oil used in the actual casserole will be just the right amount of fat for him.

My stomach is a bit upset after too much sugar and cheese the last couple of weeks. I am so glad to be through the holidays. I think it will be a good night to bake the flounder fillets I bought yesterday, maybe with a mild GF panko/parmesan crust. Roasted potatoes and maybe lightly sautéed mushrooms and spinach should work well as sides.

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« Reply #1483 on: January 03, 2020, 02:41:35 PM »
Happy New Year, everyone!

Two nights ago we had this: https://bojongourmet.com/tomato-baked-white-beans-with-feta-and-lemon-parsley-oil/

I made a triple batch of the parsley oil and stuck it in several small jars in the freezer. I dislike dealing with wilty parsley, and this way it's done for the next couple of batches.

Yum. I am definitely saving this, although I might just sprinkle chopped parsley and drizzle lemon juice on top to keep it friendly for husband's gallbladder. The feta and olive oil used in the actual casserole will be just the right amount of fat for him.

My stomach is a bit upset after too much sugar and cheese the last couple of weeks. I am so glad to be through the holidays. I think it will be a good night to bake the flounder fillets I bought yesterday, maybe with a mild GF panko/parmesan crust. Roasted potatoes and maybe lightly sautéed mushrooms and spinach should work well as sides.

You can do both! If you chop some of the parsley leaves to sprinkle on top (and put them to the side until you're done) you can make the parsley/lemon/olive oil drizzle with the remaining parsley leaves&stems (maybe don't use the tough bits at the very bottom). I throw everything into a 4-cup measuring cup and have at it with an immersion blender. I've discovered that this is an efficient way to use the parts of the stems that still taste good, but that you wouldn't want to deal with chopping, and it saves me having to de-stem herb leaves, other then a little bit for sprinkling. Works with cilantro, too!

Also, I increase the beans, and I find the recipe "as written", i.e. double the beans, stated amount of everything else, is pretty lean.

Enjoy the fish!

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« Reply #1484 on: January 03, 2020, 05:45:01 PM »
Happy New Year, everyone!

Two nights ago we had this: https://bojongourmet.com/tomato-baked-white-beans-with-feta-and-lemon-parsley-oil/

I made a triple batch of the parsley oil and stuck it in several small jars in the freezer. I dislike dealing with wilty parsley, and this way it's done for the next couple of batches.

Yum. I am definitely saving this, although I might just sprinkle chopped parsley and drizzle lemon juice on top to keep it friendly for husband's gallbladder. The feta and olive oil used in the actual casserole will be just the right amount of fat for him.

My stomach is a bit upset after too much sugar and cheese the last couple of weeks. I am so glad to be through the holidays. I think it will be a good night to bake the flounder fillets I bought yesterday, maybe with a mild GF panko/parmesan crust. Roasted potatoes and maybe lightly sautéed mushrooms and spinach should work well as sides.

You can do both! If you chop some of the parsley leaves to sprinkle on top (and put them to the side until you're done) you can make the parsley/lemon/olive oil drizzle with the remaining parsley leaves&stems (maybe don't use the tough bits at the very bottom). I throw everything into a 4-cup measuring cup and have at it with an immersion blender. I've discovered that this is an efficient way to use the parts of the stems that still taste good, but that you wouldn't want to deal with chopping, and it saves me having to de-stem herb leaves, other then a little bit for sprinkling. Works with cilantro, too!

Also, I increase the beans, and I find the recipe "as written", i.e. double the beans, stated amount of everything else, is pretty lean.

Enjoy the fish!

Thanks!

I just realized that the blog with the bean recipe has a LOT of gluten-free recipes. I’ve learned plenty of GF workarounds in the last decade but always, always appreciate a food blogger who posts recipes for baked goods that are safe as written. Thank you!

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« Reply #1485 on: January 05, 2020, 04:19:38 PM »

Thanks!

I just realized that the blog with the bean recipe has a LOT of gluten-free recipes. I’ve learned plenty of GF workarounds in the last decade but always, always appreciate a food blogger who posts recipes for baked goods that are safe as written. Thank you!

:^)

(Let me know if you find something particularly delicious -- I'm not having much luck with vegetarian recipes lately, and I've been auditioning some new ones.)

Tonight: Beef and bok choi stir-fry, because Bok Choi was on sale at the store today.

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« Reply #1486 on: January 05, 2020, 06:37:20 PM »
Chicken curry, with 3x the amount of veggies. Plus rice.

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« Reply #1487 on: January 05, 2020, 07:03:24 PM »
I've fallen down the rabbit hole of this site's Indian recipes and tonight made this one:
https://holycowvegan.net/vegan-paneer-butter-masala/

SO good. I didn't have all the spices called for, so I used just garam masala and curry powder and paprika and it still came out really well.

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« Reply #1488 on: January 05, 2020, 07:51:52 PM »

Thanks!

I just realized that the blog with the bean recipe has a LOT of gluten-free recipes. I’ve learned plenty of GF workarounds in the last decade but always, always appreciate a food blogger who posts recipes for baked goods that are safe as written. Thank you!

:^)

(Let me know if you find something particularly delicious -- I'm not having much luck with vegetarian recipes lately, and I've been auditioning some new ones.)

Tonight: Beef and bok choi stir-fry, because Bok Choi was on sale at the store today.

Will do. Husband can't eat beef right now and loves bourguignon, so this promising Smitten Kitchen recipe is going on the menu as soon as I can stock up on mushrooms: https://smittenkitchen.com/2009/01/mushroom-bourguignon/?fbclid=IwAR05lbwxZcdV7WeKczHOqMEtr5i8ji5j-dPwcQRpBQYwpIsuLBsglxXxcn0

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« Reply #1489 on: January 06, 2020, 09:47:24 AM »
I caught whatever is going around and was laid out all weekend. Still sick, so it looks like dinner is going to be some canned tomato soup with added rice. Lots of Gatorade/water/emergen-c and theraflu. :-(

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« Reply #1490 on: January 06, 2020, 06:40:10 PM »
I caught whatever is going around and was laid out all weekend. Still sick, so it looks like dinner is going to be some canned tomato soup with added rice. Lots of Gatorade/water/emergen-c and theraflu. :-(

May you soon recover.

When I was in college I'd boil some elbow macaroni and add it to canned tomato soup. It was OK.

Tonight we'll have spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic bread, and chocolate cake for dessert.

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« Reply #1491 on: January 06, 2020, 07:52:13 PM »
Husband is gone for the week for work and we have a lot of leftovers still, so I'm on cleanup duty for a long time to get it done.  Just call me the human garbage can!  I do love leftovers, though. 

Tonight, it's salad with whatever scrounged nuts are in the pantry, plus feta and cucumber, and a few leftover pierogies.  Probably also a bit of leftover kidney bean "curry" (i.e. not very authentic, but still delicious), but the previous two items are older, so I gotta plow through those first, so there will be more curry later this week on the schedule.

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« Reply #1492 on: January 06, 2020, 08:11:33 PM »
I made a batch of turkey stock from frozen Thanksgiving turkey bones, and used some of it in a pot of lasagna soup. I used turkey Italian sausage and cut the amount in half, added 6 ounces of sliced mushrooms, used gluten-free rotini pasta, and skipped the mozzarella to keep it fairly low-fat. It was so good, and perfect for winter. This is going in the regular rotation.

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« Reply #1493 on: January 07, 2020, 08:15:19 AM »
Last night -- delicious and beautiful falafels (https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/12/falafel/) with pita bread (purchased, it was a busy day), zaug sauce, cucumber salad, carrot salad, tahini sauce, quick-marinated shallots, hummus, olives, and crunchy lettuce leaves.

Tonight: Pozole. I purchased an extra turkey right after thanksgiving, and had the guy cut it up, and I'll start the Pozole with the backbone and wings and stuff (maybe a leg, too). Also grated cheese and slaw.

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« Reply #1494 on: January 07, 2020, 09:31:51 AM »
Last night -- delicious and beautiful falafels (https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/12/falafel/) with pita bread (purchased, it was a busy day), zaug sauce, cucumber salad, carrot salad, tahini sauce, quick-marinated shallots, hummus, olives, and crunchy lettuce leaves.

Tonight: Pozole. I purchased an extra turkey right after thanksgiving, and had the guy cut it up, and I'll start the Pozole with the backbone and wings and stuff (maybe a leg, too). Also grated cheese and slaw.

I'll be over for dinner.  ;) 

Honestly, @jeninco  -- you and @horsepoor have some of the yummiest sounding meals.

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« Reply #1495 on: January 07, 2020, 09:56:15 AM »
Leftover chicken/veg curry & rice

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« Reply #1496 on: January 07, 2020, 10:06:51 AM »
Last night -- delicious and beautiful falafels (https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/12/falafel/) with pita bread (purchased, it was a busy day), zaug sauce, cucumber salad, carrot salad, tahini sauce, quick-marinated shallots, hummus, olives, and crunchy lettuce leaves.

Tonight: Pozole. I purchased an extra turkey right after thanksgiving, and had the guy cut it up, and I'll start the Pozole with the backbone and wings and stuff (maybe a leg, too). Also grated cheese and slaw.

I'll be over for dinner.  ;) 

Honestly, @jeninco  -- you and @horsepoor have some of the yummiest sounding meals.

Thanks! I think @OtherJen has some delicious-sounding dinners, too.

I gotta say -- the falafel mixture has to be started soaking the night before, but the actual assembly and cooking is really fast and easy. Most of the stuff was purchased, or assembled as the mixture was frying -- and it cooks really quickly, like 5 minutes per ball, and I cooked a dozen or more at once. I recommend trying it!

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« Reply #1497 on: January 07, 2020, 04:14:23 PM »
Having spatchcock chicken, mashed taters and broccoli spears!

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« Reply #1498 on: January 07, 2020, 06:26:46 PM »
Last night -- delicious and beautiful falafels (https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/12/falafel/) with pita bread (purchased, it was a busy day), zaug sauce, cucumber salad, carrot salad, tahini sauce, quick-marinated shallots, hummus, olives, and crunchy lettuce leaves.

Tonight: Pozole. I purchased an extra turkey right after thanksgiving, and had the guy cut it up, and I'll start the Pozole with the backbone and wings and stuff (maybe a leg, too). Also grated cheese and slaw.

I'll be over for dinner.  ;) 

Honestly, @jeninco  -- you and @horsepoor have some of the yummiest sounding meals.

Thanks! I think @OtherJen has some delicious-sounding dinners, too.

I gotta say -- the falafel mixture has to be started soaking the night before, but the actual assembly and cooking is really fast and easy. Most of the stuff was purchased, or assembled as the mixture was frying -- and it cooks really quickly, like 5 minutes per ball, and I cooked a dozen or more at once. I recommend trying it!

Aw, thanks! I get a lot of inspiration from your menus.

Tonight's dinner was straight-up winter comfort food: broccoli and brown rice casserole with a bit of turkey and cheddar cheese.

I think tomorrow might be a good time to try the mushroom bourguignon. I just bought a big pack of mushrooms from Costco.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #1499 on: January 07, 2020, 08:13:13 PM »
Kale pesto with gluten free chickpea pasta (we're not gf, but had a friend over for dinner who is) with roasted butternut squash on the side. Tried this recipe out for the first time, and it was super good! I love kale in all forms, but if you aren't a huge fan this would be a good way to eat an entire big bunch of kale without really tasting too kale-y. Plus kale is pretty cheap this time of year. Next time I'll see how well it works with frozen kale, might be a good way to keep it cheap when it's not in season.