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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #900 on: May 09, 2019, 02:25:49 AM »
Roasted eggplant with yoghurt and spices. Something beside it that I haven't figured out yet.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #901 on: May 09, 2019, 05:55:58 AM »
Ugh. I ate something last night that was supposedly gluten-free. It wasnít. Tonightís dinner will have to be bland. Iím thinking lightly seasoned baked salmon, rice, and maybe roasted carrots.

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« Reply #902 on: May 09, 2019, 08:29:17 AM »
^-- Sorry to hear about the gluten-induced digestive problems!

We're having beef and broccoli stir-fry on rice. 

I've been doing a pretty good job of planning meals (and shopping on Saturdays) and the refrigerator is satisfying empty of ingredients by today. (There are leftovers in here, but the raw components are being used up -- the veg drawer is nearly empty.)  This will predictably result in teenagers coming home today, opening the door, and wondering aloud where all the food is...

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #903 on: May 09, 2019, 11:12:35 AM »
This weekend we will be on an island and join the joined meals, organized by vegetarians and vegans, with focus on using kelp in each meal. That will an be interesting experience. I will try to find edible plants to add to the meals. We will bring some of my homemade hiking food along for just in case.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #904 on: May 09, 2019, 08:01:40 PM »
Ugh. I ate something last night that was supposedly gluten-free. It wasnít. Tonightís dinner will have to be bland. Iím thinking lightly seasoned baked salmon, rice, and maybe roasted carrots.

Thanks, @jeninco . It wasnít a bad hit, just enough to be uncomfortable.

We made a pretty tasty and mild dinner of baked salmon seasoned with Old Bay, roasted carrots in balsamic vinaigrette with thyme, and Persian stuck-pot rice (tahdig).

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #905 on: May 10, 2019, 03:21:17 AM »
With my schedule of late I have been going with simple so yesterday we had pork chops, scalloped potato's and ham and green bean. With all 4 kids in the house for the summer and the amount I have to cook its just easier to go simple with the limited time I have in the day.

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« Reply #906 on: May 10, 2019, 07:20:55 AM »
Last night I decided to splurge and got fresh salmon from the grocery store - got lucky and it was on sale cheaper than the frozen we usually get :)  Baked with butter, garlic, and thyme and served with rice and steamed broccoli.

Tonight will be homemade pizza.  Dough is in the fridge thawing.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #907 on: May 10, 2019, 06:07:44 PM »
A masamam curry with chicken, veggies, and brown rice all cooked in the instant pot.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #908 on: May 11, 2019, 08:14:37 AM »
We're going out to dinner tonight, but I'll make dinner for the week. I'm making chicken/bacon salad stuffed avocados, and chicken taco soup for the week. My husband is making steak tomorrow for Mother's Day

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #909 on: May 11, 2019, 07:50:14 PM »
Cheeseburgers on keto buns with sauteed mushrooms and onions.  Roasted asparagus on the side.

Tomorrow I'm planning to smoke a chicken and we'll have a spinach and blue cheese salad, and steamed artichokes with homemade aioli.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #910 on: May 11, 2019, 07:56:53 PM »
Mothers day, so it is my wife's request:

Lamb roast marinaded in rosemary, garlic and mustard seed, with potatoes, onions and pumpkin.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #911 on: May 12, 2019, 01:24:05 PM »
This morning's late breakfast was filling  so dinner will be lighter fare.

I'm cooking tonight's  lentil soup right now.

With it we'll have buttered French bread.

 Tonight's dessert is peach pie.


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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #912 on: May 12, 2019, 02:23:16 PM »
The team made me blintzes for breakfast.

Then we did some things, including a bike ride.
We moved dinner to late lunch, as one of my kids is working 4-9 this evening, so we had nicoise-ish salad for a late lunch (with salmon, potatoes, green beans, capers, olives, and hard boiled eggs, and a parsley vinaigrette) and we'll have ... I dunno, something for dinner. Possibly pizza -- the working kid works in a pizza place and gets 50% off. It'll still be an expensive pizza, so we'll see,

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #913 on: May 12, 2019, 05:05:04 PM »
Chicken-vegetable-clean out the fridge/pantry soup.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #914 on: May 13, 2019, 01:50:13 AM »
I picked 3 bags full of sea kale (Crambe maritima). And a lot of some other plant, Hylotelephium maximum (related to witch's moneybags). I am home alone tonight and will eat some of it. And prepare the rest for storage.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #915 on: May 13, 2019, 01:33:13 PM »
Made homemade Lasagna

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #916 on: May 13, 2019, 06:21:49 PM »
Breakfast-for-dinner (bacon and eggs).

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #917 on: May 13, 2019, 08:27:16 PM »
tried something akin to Pad Thai again. Failed again -- I mean, it was edible, and we ate it, but ... meh.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #918 on: May 14, 2019, 08:41:38 AM »
Made a "kitchen sink" risotto. 

I've been reading a thread on here about cleaning out the fridge so I decided risotto would be perfect.  Everyone was pleased with it, but I was more pleased I could clean out a few items.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #919 on: May 14, 2019, 09:27:13 AM »
Itís husbandís day off, so he marinated a pork shoulder overnight and put it in the smoker this morning. Iíll make a simple potato salad and sautťed zucchini and tomatoes to go with it.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #920 on: May 14, 2019, 10:57:21 AM »
Home alone tonight.
I warmed up a freezer portion of chicken with mango and cashew nuts. Made some nuddles with it. And I fried some selfpicked plant parts together with some dried selfpicked mushrooms.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #921 on: May 14, 2019, 04:49:30 PM »
Pizza from the freezer tonight.  It's just me and I'm being lazy.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #922 on: May 14, 2019, 10:09:34 PM »
Mark Bittman recipe for tamale pie, which I sort of followed. It was OK -- we'll make it with masa harina next time. Also, salad.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #923 on: May 15, 2019, 02:07:03 AM »
Tonight I am going to kind of wing it. I have 4 zucchini's for which I will spiralize. In a skillet I will add butter and a heavy hand of minced garlic. To that, I will add the zuke and cherry tomatoes and finish it off with parmesan cheese. Should be yummy! I receive organic veggies from Misfits Market and I get a box full of surprises every other week. I also have a ton of carrots for which I will make a carrot ginger soup.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #924 on: May 15, 2019, 04:02:34 AM »
I made Burgers on the Grill, Peppercorn Ranch Pasta Salad a Regular salad and we also had some of last nights leftovers.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #925 on: May 15, 2019, 07:10:56 AM »
A selfcaught flat fish on some self picked greens.
Cauliflower with harissa, as suggested on this forum.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #926 on: May 15, 2019, 07:36:56 AM »
More like what we're making for dinner this week:

Pasta Primavera (loosely inspired by the Pioneer Woman's risotto recipe)
Orange chicken
Butter burgers
Pork fried rice

Last night was couscous salad which turned out to be really tasty! I think someone recommended it over on the salad thread.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #927 on: May 15, 2019, 12:14:18 PM »
Last night I toasted some hamburger buns that I had in the freezer and a couple of hamburgers.  Invited 2 friends over and made some tater tots in the air fryer.  I have used the air fryer so much that the handle had to be super glued back in place.

One thing that I like as a single guy is frozen food.  I hate watching food spoil.  Plus the buns were from an event at work that I ended up freezing.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #928 on: May 15, 2019, 05:16:17 PM »
Gen. Tso's tofu and veggies with brown rice.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #929 on: May 15, 2019, 08:49:06 PM »
Chicken taco soup + a piece of leftover chicken

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #930 on: May 15, 2019, 10:11:06 PM »
Had a leftover whole chicken with not a lot of meat left on it, plus expired-but-fine sour cream, and a bunch of broccoli.  Weather turned rainy and cooler today, so cream of chicken/broccoli soup with some mushrooms, homegrown green chile and homemade stock.  Yum, we ate all of it.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #931 on: May 16, 2019, 09:20:44 AM »
It has been a while but I am making black-eye peas tonight maybe with hog jowl (or bacon).  I soaked them overnight and when I get home will plan how I will season them.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #932 on: May 16, 2019, 11:57:02 AM »
DH made veggie burgers and I had to cook them. I managed to burn them on one side, so I had to cut of about 1/3 of one side. They tasted okay. I served salad with it (lettuce with a few leaves of selfpicked plant, tomato and olives). And potatochips panfried.

And I baked an apple pie from leftover apples from work.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #933 on: May 16, 2019, 12:20:22 PM »
Just left over black beans and rice.  Been too beat to cook so it's been just that and peanut butter sandwiches all week.

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« Reply #934 on: May 16, 2019, 01:44:30 PM »
We have to be at a school thing 7-9, so I'm making... well, I want panzanella, but everyone else would prefer warm pasta. So I'm probably roasting cauliflower and asparagus, and mixing in mozzarella balls and roasted (jarred) red peppers, maybe some slightly marinated red onions and thinly sliced celery.

Then I'm mixing mine with toasted bread cubes, and everyone else's with (pasta) shells. I get vinaigrette on mine. They get olive oil, I guess. Maybe some pesto from the freezer.

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« Reply #935 on: May 16, 2019, 02:11:37 PM »
So, I rarely make anything anymore, 'cuz I"m the one who gets home late.

But yesterday (well yeah, I got home late) - I gathered up bits and pieces of things:
frozen cooked lentils
frozen diced canned tomatoes

and some bits of veg in the fridge that I chopped and put into a container:
onion
green garlic
carrots
celery (frozen)
zucchini
chives
cilantro

I wrote a "recipe" (ahem, it was a purple sticky note) and left it for my husband.  I was going to mix up spices but found I had leftover Berbere spices in a container. 

It was a delicious soup.
Leftovers tonight!

I ate it with homemade gluten free bread made with cheddar, chives, and buttermilk.

I need to also cook up the artichokes tonight.  Hubs doesn't like them so he doesn't cook them when they come in our CSA.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #936 on: May 16, 2019, 02:29:19 PM »
I just looked in the fridge and spotted
-leftover pulled pork from Tuesday
-leftover potato salad from Tuesday
-leftover chicken from last night
-leftover rice from yesterday
-leftover Thai noodles from yesterday's lunch
-a container of salad mix that needs to be eaten in the next couple of days
-bread, deli meats, and various accoutrements for sandwiches

I'm exhausted today from allergies + meds, so the prospect of a no-cook random leftover meal is wonderful. Mmm, potato salad.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #937 on: May 16, 2019, 06:54:43 PM »
Tonight we had a huge bowl of chicken soup w/saltines.

It was so thick that  maybe it was chicken stew.

Of course it was homemade.


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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #938 on: May 16, 2019, 08:44:18 PM »
Brats with homemade sauerkraut and cabbage roasted with bacon grease.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #939 on: May 17, 2019, 02:29:54 AM »
Made stuff Pork chops and grilled them, Broccoli and cheesy shells for a side. Was a good dinner.

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« Reply #940 on: May 17, 2019, 01:47:06 PM »
Made stuff Pork chops and grilled them, Broccoli and cheesy shells for a side. Was a good dinner.

Sounds great!

We're having grilled pork chops, roasted brussels sprouts, maybe salad (we have a bunch of salad veg that need to be used) and stuck-pot rice with lentils (thanks @OtherJen !)

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« Reply #941 on: May 17, 2019, 02:15:44 PM »
Made stuff Pork chops and grilled them, Broccoli and cheesy shells for a side. Was a good dinner.

Sounds great!

We're having grilled pork chops, roasted brussels sprouts, maybe salad (we have a bunch of salad veg that need to be used) and stuck-pot rice with lentils (thanks @OtherJen !)

Careful, @jeninco , you might become slightly obsessed with the stuck-pot rice and make it so many times that your spouse (who loves rice) starts rolling his eyes. Ask me how I know.

Also, I found it helpful to boil everything for a few minutes longer than recommended. Definitely wrap the underside of the pot lid with a tea towel, and add a little extra oil to the pot after you remove the onions.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #942 on: May 18, 2019, 12:48:49 AM »
Brats with homemade sauerkraut and cabbage roasted with bacon grease.

@horsepoor
I recently made a batch of sauerkraut as well, but of sea kale. It still needs to ferment for 6 weeks before we can eat it.

I read about the risk of botulism. Are you aware of that? If can appear in food that you ferment yourself at home, especially if it stands at warmer than refridgerating temperatures. If you before eating it warm the food for 10 minutes at cooking temperatures (100C), your food should be safe to eat.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #943 on: May 19, 2019, 09:41:18 AM »
Brats with homemade sauerkraut and cabbage roasted with bacon grease.

@horsepoor
I recently made a batch of sauerkraut as well, but of sea kale. It still needs to ferment for 6 weeks before we can eat it.

I read about the risk of botulism. Are you aware of that? If can appear in food that you ferment yourself at home, especially if it stands at warmer than refridgerating temperatures. If you before eating it warm the food for 10 minutes at cooking temperatures (100C), your food should be safe to eat.

My understanding is that foodborn pathogens aren't an issue if the fermented food is adequately acidified.  Referring to Sandor Katz's encyclopedic book The Art of Fermentation, botulism is associated with ferments that are subsequently canned, and also with garlic preserved in oil, and potentially with meats.  I have been fermenting for several years now, and just store in the fridge once the fermentation process is complete, and keep everything submerged in brine, which controls for mold development.  Heating before eating would kill the beneficial probiotics, so I usually avoid that.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #944 on: May 19, 2019, 04:00:41 PM »
Black beans with leftover smoked pork shoulder
Brown rice

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« Reply #945 on: May 19, 2019, 04:33:10 PM »
A healthy tuna salad (no mayo, add olive oil, chickpeas, garlic, assorted veggies, and in this case, curry) with store brand Triscuits.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #946 on: May 19, 2019, 10:58:49 PM »
Yesterday, small meat balls with wild herbs as spices. Together with green aspargus and a potato salad.

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Re: Watcha making for dinner tonight!?
« Reply #947 on: May 20, 2019, 08:13:35 AM »
Snagged some spicy sausages at $3/pound which I'm going to fry for a bit and then stew in some leftover homemade marinara sauce I have to put over pasta

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« Reply #948 on: May 20, 2019, 04:22:59 PM »
We're having leftovers. We had guests this weekend, & I was running a half marathon out of town + my husband was traveling. So, Uber eats. We'll eat the leftovers for at least two meals. Still not frugal, but sometimes things get away from you.

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« Reply #949 on: May 20, 2019, 04:26:09 PM »
Some variant of quick pasta with chickpeas: https://smittenkitchen.com/2017/10/quick-pasta-and-chickpeas-pasta-e-ceci/. Probably with roasted cauliflower.

As it is currently raining, and forecasted to be snowing tonight. Can it be spring already sometime? I guess I'd better go out again and cover the tomato plants back up...