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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #200 on: December 23, 2018, 08:50:43 AM »
We are having baked salmon, rice & salad. We'll have goat cheese crostini & cosmopolitans as appetizers. It is, after all, the holidays.

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« Reply #201 on: December 24, 2018, 08:47:01 AM »
I like Mexican food so yesterday made a whole crock pot of chicken tinga, spinach enchiladas spinach and cheese stuffed poblano peppers, black beans, with the fixings (tortillas, lime, avocado, cojita and mexican cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc. And the kids helped me make a big batch of gingerbread cookies. I had people over but I still have enough food to last a couple days. Might need to freeze some (and next year invite more people!). Other than the cojita cheese most of the ingredients are rather inexpensive, can feed a lot of people.

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« Reply #202 on: December 24, 2018, 12:35:23 PM »
Last night tried my hand at homemade naan.  With curried chickpeas.  I hear it was good.  I can't eat wheat.

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« Reply #203 on: December 24, 2018, 01:01:04 PM »
Tonight is going to be a trial run for tomorrow's dinner, as I'm doing roast beef in the Instant Pot for the first time, and don't particularly want that going badly on Xmas Day.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #204 on: December 24, 2018, 01:19:35 PM »
Homemade spaghetti cooking now for Xmas day dinner.

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« Reply #205 on: December 24, 2018, 02:16:14 PM »
Kirkland beef hot dogs, baked beans.

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« Reply #206 on: December 24, 2018, 10:38:26 PM »
Ham glazed with a blackberry-mustard sauce, my grandma's potato casserole, and a big plate of cookies and fruitcake for Christmas Eve dinner. Mom added roasted carrots and a big veggie salad. SO full.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #207 on: December 25, 2018, 10:38:15 AM »
Tonight will be fondue with bread and apples, and probably a chocolate cake for dessert.

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« Reply #208 on: December 25, 2018, 10:49:45 AM »
Husband and I are both sick which means no pilfering from my mom's holiday cooking and no stores are open so it's time to scrounge in the cabinets for dinner. I think I have almost everything for  keema chana masala, at least I hope I do because now I have my heart set on it!

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« Reply #209 on: December 25, 2018, 11:01:48 AM »
We’ve already had fruitcake, tamales, and Bloody Mary cocktails for Christmas brunch, so I don’t know if we’ll want to bother with the planned crab cakes for dinner. We might end up with leftover ham and eggs, and I would be totally fine with that.

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« Reply #210 on: December 25, 2018, 11:02:22 AM »
Rib roast is in oven, using Paula Dean method of cooking and it comes out restaurant quality...drool...
Mashed taters and peas

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #211 on: December 25, 2018, 01:25:56 PM »
after eating only cookies and drinking only whiskey aged eggnog yesterday, today I am looking forward to my landlords cooking a delicious Christmas dinner of Steak, roasted broccoli, au gratin potatoes, and we are having tiramisu (homemade by me!) for desert. Yum!

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« Reply #212 on: December 25, 2018, 03:26:22 PM »
Since it’s just DH and me tonight, we’re having steelhead trout in teriyaki sauce, baby bok choy, rice and homemade bread. Tomorrow is the big Christmas family dinner - roast beef, potatoes, carrots, salad, buns and a yummy-looking sticky toffee cake we picked up at Costco.

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« Reply #213 on: December 26, 2018, 08:02:59 AM »
Liver & Onions.  1) soak calves liver in some milk.  2) chop up some bacon, onions, & mushrooms.  3) saute.  4) add the liver, do not overcook for the love of all that is holy!  5) enjoy. 

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« Reply #214 on: December 26, 2018, 08:35:22 AM »
Beans and rice tonight to counteract 3 days of ridiculous Christmas diet and the fruitcake I had for breakfast.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #215 on: December 26, 2018, 08:39:16 AM »
a giant salad! with green beans and broccoli on the side. I can't wait to eat vegetables!

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« Reply #216 on: December 28, 2018, 06:59:30 AM »
Last night I made Parmesan Panko Cubed steaks, Steamed Veggies and Chicken garlic broccoli pasta as a side.

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« Reply #217 on: December 28, 2018, 07:04:52 AM »
Pork Schnitzel with a sour cream dill sauce. Mashed taters, maybe a salad.

This is not the recipe I am using but similar: https://www.mydeliciousmeals.com/recipe/pork-schnitzel-with-sour-cream-sauce

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« Reply #218 on: December 28, 2018, 07:50:42 PM »
Baja shrimp salad, as we had a bag of shrimp becoming freezer-burned, and avocados were on sale for 50 cents each. Like this:https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-baja-shrimp-taco-salad-256166

I cooked the shrimp on the stovetop, but otherwise mostly followed the recipe. It was pretty fantastic!

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« Reply #219 on: December 28, 2018, 08:54:11 PM »
Tonight’s dinner was sushi at a good, locally owned, reasonably priced restaurant ($36 for both of us) because today’s work schedules were crazy and we hadn’t had sushi in a LONG time. It was a wonderful treat. Last night we had baked salmon fillets and zoodles (spiralized zucchini “noodles” sautéed with olive oil and garlic).

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #220 on: December 29, 2018, 03:25:47 AM »
Last night/all day ... had a beef roast going in the slow cooker. Made scalloped potatoes and ham for a side and steamed broccoli.

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« Reply #221 on: December 29, 2018, 07:07:11 AM »
Eating leftover beef and macaroni. This batch cost $5.27, fed four of us with a salad added, and there were plenty of leftovers.

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« Reply #222 on: December 29, 2018, 11:43:08 AM »
Leftover tacos & lasagna

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« Reply #223 on: December 29, 2018, 07:08:04 PM »
crockpot pork shoulder cooked for 9 hours with hatch green chile sauce...holy yum!

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« Reply #224 on: December 30, 2018, 10:20:16 AM »
Planning on this One Pan Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner for dinner.

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« Reply #225 on: December 30, 2018, 01:44:05 PM »
Gen Tso's tofu with a bunch of veggies. And frozen spring rolls from the Dollar Tree (surprisingly good and 10/$1).

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« Reply #226 on: December 30, 2018, 06:42:18 PM »
Tofu and veggie stir fry!

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« Reply #227 on: December 31, 2018, 12:44:16 PM »
Tonight will be fondue with bread and apples, and probably a chocolate cake for dessert.
This is our traditional New Year's Eve dinner, but with chocolate fondue for dessert. And an assortment of salads (I have to look through the fridge, but we'll at least have a green salad and a salad of thinly sliced fennel. And probably another vegetable, too.)

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« Reply #228 on: December 31, 2018, 12:47:08 PM »
We were originally planning to make crab cakes tonight, but both husband and I are working today so dinner might be something simpler. I do have breakfast sausage and we haven't had pancakes in ages, so that might be fun.

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« Reply #229 on: December 31, 2018, 12:53:51 PM »
We just enjoyed our traditional New Years Eve Raclette but it was pretty wasted on me since I caught the flu.
Speculatius tiramisu with raspberries for desert still to come!

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #230 on: December 31, 2018, 01:07:59 PM »
We just enjoyed our traditional New Years Eve Raclette but it was pretty wasted on me since I caught the flu.
Speculatius tiramisu with raspberries for desert still to come!

1. Happy new year and hopefully you feel better soon!
2. Thanks for the reminder that my mom gave us some truffle raclette! Yum. Whatever we have tonight is going to be served with raclette potatoes.

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« Reply #231 on: December 31, 2018, 01:24:54 PM »
There's something about New Year's Eve and melted cheese, isn't there?

My Christmas Eve fondue didn't turn out great. It tasted fine, but the cheese never fully integrated into the wine and it was kind of soupy. Still delicious though, and we ate all of it. @jeninco I hope yours turns out great!

Tonight I'm making a big batch of bean stew.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #232 on: December 31, 2018, 02:16:31 PM »
We’ve been eating roast beef leftovers since having it as our family Christmas meal on Dec 26; we’ve prepared it in a variety of ways, such as fajitas, beef & broccoli stir fry, and hot beef & gravy open-face sandwiches. Tonight we’re using up the last of it - beef and barley soup that’s in the slow cooker.

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« Reply #233 on: December 31, 2018, 05:12:34 PM »
There's something about New Year's Eve and melted cheese, isn't there?

My Christmas Eve fondue didn't turn out great. It tasted fine, but the cheese never fully integrated into the wine and it was kind of soupy. Still delicious though, and we ate all of it. @jeninco I hope yours turns out great!

Tonight I'm making a big batch of bean stew.

Ha, we're on the same meal plan as you, just a few days later. Tomorrow will be lentil soup (I don't actually like black-eyed peas -- I tried for years, but lentil soup is our compromise between things that are traditional and things that are yummy.)

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« Reply #234 on: December 31, 2018, 06:04:11 PM »
Celebrating for NYE. We had champagne, and are having steak, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts & sauteed mushrooms. Yum!

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« Reply #235 on: January 01, 2019, 07:35:23 AM »
Tonight we are having corned beef, cabbage, blackeyed peas, and cornbread. I got the best price on corned beef in the past five years at $2.99 a pound. My going meatless idea was shut down, lol.

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« Reply #236 on: January 02, 2019, 04:38:41 AM »
Last night was kinda a mixed bag to use up what we had.
Made some butternut Squash soup with just the DW and myself would eat, kids wanted no part of it.
Made eggs to order and hashbrowns and toast
And we wiped out the rest of a Macaroni Pasta salad so fridge is cleaned out a bit

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« Reply #237 on: January 02, 2019, 07:19:11 AM »
Last night was breakfast sausage, fried eggs, oven fries, and roasted broccoli+cauliflower.

I think tonight will be chicken+veggie stir fry with noodles.

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« Reply #238 on: January 02, 2019, 09:27:37 AM »
TogetHer Thanks for the get well wishes, feeling better today.
More raclette tonight as we have many leftovers. DD wants to do crepes for dessert. Losing weight? Maybe next week ...

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« Reply #239 on: January 02, 2019, 11:52:34 AM »
Tonight, we are going to try homemade falafel: https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/12/falafel/

(I finally remembered to set the chickpeas to soak last night, so they should be ready by this evening.)

However, I forgot (again) to get pitas when I was out this morning, so there will be a walk in the sun built into my afternoon...

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« Reply #240 on: January 02, 2019, 07:48:46 PM »
Tonight, we are going to try homemade falafel: https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/12/falafel/

(I finally remembered to set the chickpeas to soak last night, so they should be ready by this evening.)

However, I forgot (again) to get pitas when I was out this morning, so there will be a walk in the sun built into my afternoon...

Coming back to say that recipe was freakin' fantastic (and quite straightforward), and dinner was delicious. We had falafel, pitas, hummus, zhoug, lettuce, a few grape tomatoes, and a salad of thinly sliced cucumbers with yogurt. As one of the kids pointed out, it was fairly inexpensive and both fun and yummy.

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« Reply #241 on: January 03, 2019, 05:48:51 AM »
Ordering pizza. Not in the mood of cooking.

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« Reply #242 on: January 03, 2019, 06:19:53 AM »
A free pizza my son brought home from work that someone ordered and never picked up. I'll make a salad to go with it.

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« Reply #243 on: January 03, 2019, 07:00:00 AM »
Pasta and homemade tomato sauce with ground beef and mushrooms.

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« Reply #244 on: January 03, 2019, 07:07:21 AM »
Made from scratch a chicken Alfredo pasta Casserole and some store bought Garlic bread last night. Family loved it.

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« Reply #245 on: January 03, 2019, 07:19:28 AM »
Last night we had fish marinated in balsamic vinegar with garlic and oregano, with sauteed green beans and onions, over rice.

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« Reply #246 on: January 03, 2019, 09:11:21 AM »
Making shepherd's pie tonight, with a platter of raw veggies and dip for everyone to pick at along with it.  We'll have the leftovers tomorrow, which is great because we get home late from a kid activity on Friday evenings.  This morning I made a delicious Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf, which we had with fruit.  This will be our breakfast the next couple days too.  Yum!!!

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« Reply #247 on: January 03, 2019, 08:00:33 PM »
Frozen dinner followed by fudge brownie ice cream drizzled with creme de menthe.

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« Reply #248 on: January 04, 2019, 06:17:14 AM »
Last night was Mexican night. Build you own Burritos or Tacos with White rice, chicken , beef, tomatos, lettuce, black olives, black beans, refried beans, cheese, etc.. etc... and then self made nacho's the way you like on the side.

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« Reply #249 on: January 04, 2019, 06:38:08 AM »
Last night was black bean soup with homemade rye bread.

Tonight is slow-cooked beans, with rice, and probably peas as a green thing.