What's for Dinner?

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  1. Jerseygirlteach

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    I made salmon with dill sauce. Last night, I made vegetable lasagna and tomorrow night, it'll be chicken and shrimp stir fry.
     
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    A savory sweet potato souffle, Caesar salad, Chardonnay.
     
  3. Blue

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    We had pasta stuffed with chicken and cheese and sauce, peas and green salad. I am trying to add more veggies to our diet.

    I don't know what we will have tomorrow night. We eat a lot of chicken--so some sort of chicken dish with 2 veggies.
     
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    pork chops tonite...last nite soup!!!
     
  5. Ms. I

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    Raw veggie wrap in Lavish bread from TJ's with:

    - spicy hummus spread
    - red cabbage
    - red bell peppers
    - English cucumbers
    - jalapenos
    - red onions
    - spinach leaves
    - mozarella cheese
    - garlic pepper seasoning

    & some Morningstar Farms links!
     
  6. Missy

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    Chipotle!
     
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    Crockpot Cheesy chicken & mashed potatoes!!!
     
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    I was expecting no-thinking-required leftovers, since the household population is down by one - but the leftovers got scoffed up, so I've had to invent something. It involves sausage and onion and French green lentils and canned tomatoes (sorry, mm!) and such, and I'll let you know how it comes out.
     
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    Brinner, which tonight is comprised of crepes, scrambled eggs, bacon and strawberries.
     
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    Oh, and it's cooking from start to finish in the microwave.
     
  11. MrsC

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    Lauren can't wait to get back to school so that she can get her Chipotle fix! She's going through withdrawal.

    TG, that sounds amazing. How did it turn out?
     
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    They need to put a Chipotle in my area. The closest one is over a bridge and in a not so great neighborhood. Not really worth it to go over there just for that. I was trying to get my husband to go to the Walmart in that part of town and then (in a surprised voice say) OHH There's a Chipotle, lets go! LOL Not sure it will work.

    I am uninspired regarding dinner for tonight. The only interested thing we ate last week was some asian tacos using lettuce instaed of tortillas.
     
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    I ate up the last of the leftovers from all the cooking I did when we were on our snow days and my fiance was in town (chili and cornbread, pot roast, homemade pizza, hamburger pie). I'm so much less inspired when I go back to cooking for just myself...
     
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    It worked very well, Mrs. C.

    I heated maybe a tablespoon of olive oil for a couple minutes in the bottom of a Corelle casserole, uncovered, then added a small-to-medium onion, sliced, and cooked it for two minutes (to limpness) while roughly chopping three large mushrooms. Added the mushrooms for another two minutes. Sliced up two links of Italian sausage into coins, spread the pieces over the veg, and cooked 'em till the sausage bits held together when stirred. Then added a can of diced tomatoes, 3/4 cup of red wine, 1/2 cup of French green lentils (these are the very small green-and-black speckly ones, yum), and a teaspoon or so each of dried thyme, oregano, sage, lavender, and basil. Stirred the mass and judged it was too dry, so added about 3/4 cup of water. Microwaved for 15 minutes, covered. Tasted a couple lentils, which were still distinctly chalky, so stirred and microwaved for another 10 minutes. The lentils absorbed pretty much all the liquid.

    The rest of the household sampled the result and was suitably jealous, so I'll do this again, in a larger pot and doubling the whole thing.
     
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    That sounds delicious. No one else in my house likes lentils, but with Lauren going back to school, I'm on my own for dinner a couple of nights a week. This is going on my menu for next week.
     
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    You might also offer a taste: there's enough else going on in this dish that people who think they don't like lentils might be inclined to rethink.
     
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    Lauren would be the most inclined to give it a try. My husband, at 57, has decided what he likes and what he doesn't and tasting something isn't usually required before he decides he doesn't like it.
     
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    Ama...what's hamburger pie?
     
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    My mother's ghost just rose up indignantly; I may be distracted for a while.
     
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    Last night I made duck for the first time! It actually came out pretty good and I'm not a huge fan of duck but my husband is. I just cooked 2 breasts not a whole one. I found a recipe for a orange and port sauce so it had a slight sweetness to it. I have been checking out new cookbooks at the library and trying to cook new things. I was getting tired of the same old stuff.
     
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    My favorite treatment for duck breast is simply broiling it - medium rare, thank you very much, and with the skin left on to baste the meat and get crispy - then slicing thinly to serve. Yummmmm.

    Dried tart cherries plumped in either port or brandy work nicely as the foundation of a sauce that's not too sweet.
     
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    I scored the skin then seared it before putting into the oven. I had a hard time finding what tempterature to cook it to (my digital thermometer did not have a duck setting) but mostly what I read was 135-165. I think it got up to 150 and was a tad pink which my husband liked.
     
  23. Ima Teacher

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    My kingdom for some non-soft food!!!!

    I've been on a soft diet since Thursday, and I can't have anything hard, fried, or spicy until after Friday. I'm really tired of mushy stuff.
     
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    Tonight we're having shredded BBQ beef sandwiches with leftover potroast, plus broccoli. Nothing too fancy, but it will surely be delicious!
     
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    This is what I'm making myself tonight!
     
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    Let me know how it goes, MrsC! I'm kind of notorious for not really measuring when I cook, so feel free to use a liberal hand with the herbs. Oh, and there was probably freshly ground black pepper in there, too.
     
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    Last night: venison chops with steak seasoning and rosemary, butternut squash, and lemon-thyme barley.

    Tonight: I have a dentist appointment in the nearby large town, so that means Chipotle!
     
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    Chicken enchiladas & cucumber & radish salad!
     
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    Couscous, broccoli, and chicken.
     
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    Yum! I did make a few adjustments--I always improvise a bit when I cook. I have a smoked sea salt blend with rosemary, basil and oregano that seemed like a perfect choice for the seasoning. I added lots of garlic, because I don't seem to cook without it, and substituted a good quality vegetable stock for the red wine. Just as it was finished, I threw in a couple of handfuls of baby spinach, because it seemed like it would be a perfect addition.

    I'm enjoying a nice big bowl for dinner, and will have a lovely lunch tomorrow! Thanks, TG!
     
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    Yum, MrsC! Back when one could still get lamb neck for a decent price in these parts, I used to toss lamb neck pieces and lentils in the crockpot, and that always meant lots of garlic and often either juniper berries or fresh rosemary.
     
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    Lasagna and homemade bread! :)
     
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    Jan 25, 2014

    Pizza with romaine & baby spinach salad.

    For another dinner in a night or two, I'll marinade chicken with this chili & lime seasoning, pepper, garlic, lemon juice, & olive oil & I'll put it on the grill.
     
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    Two of my high school friends are coming over and bringing pizza. I wished them good luck finding my driveway! We all live in the same town, but we have such different schedules that we NEVER see one another. We live on opposite sides of the county, and we go different directions to shop. We never run into each other. They're not on Facebook either, so we will have a great time catching up tonight!
     
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    Crock pot cheesy chicken and mashed potatoes!!!
     
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    Pan-fried rainbow trout and salad.
     
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    Chicken legs with a spicy corn casserole
     
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    I peeled 10 pounds of potatoes and mashed them for a dinner at church. They smelled really good, but I didn't sample them. Mashed potatoes aren't my favorite, so I'm didn't want to waste the calories on them. Now I don't know what I do want for supper . . .
     
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    Slow cooker cola pot roast with carrots and potatoes. I'm not sure if they will be mashed potatoes or cubed though.
     
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    Snow day here...thinking of a pot of pasta fagiloli soup and some garlic bread with a nice Caesar salad.
     

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