What's for dinner?

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  1. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I make mine as patties and cook them in a nonstick pan with a little Pam spray instead of deep fried balls...I use parsley, egg, cumin, garlic, chili powder, chickpeas, breadcrumbs to make the patties. I make a tahini sauce, tzatziki and tomatoes for topping on pita.
     
  2. AMK

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    My neighbor made shepherds pie and gave me a plate. I had a little of that.
     
  3. silverspoon65

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    I actually made them in the crockpot and they are wonderful. great texture - actually got a little crusty on the outside like they are supposed to - not mushy at all. And so much better for you, and easier, than frying. I accidentally quadrupled the cayenne pepper in this recipe, and I think they are really good, if you like spicy.

    I got the recipe, of course, from the crockpot lady, who is my hero.

    http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/05/crockpot-falafel-recipe.html
     
  4. TeacherNY

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    Thanks for the falafel recipes! I have only made them a few times from a mix I got at the health food store. I will try to make them from scratch next time.

    I always make them as patties too.
     
  5. MissJennifer

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    My husband is out of town in MN this week for work - so I'm taking a break from cooking! :) I've ordered cheese sticks from Papa Johns tonight - and will make a salad to go with them.

    Silverspoon - the crockpot lady is my hero too! I've made a lot of her recipes over the last month or so - and haven't found one yet we didn't like! It's SO great knowing that dinner will be ready when we get home - and it's good! And so far what we've picked have been healthy!
     
  6. silverspoon65

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    This was the first time I had ever made them and I was surprised at how easy they are. Seriously, they can't be much harder than mixing the box mix together.
     
  7. Jem

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    We had fresh pasta with sausages, garlic bread and corn with tons of butter. I was so tempted to grab a dutch apple pie-it would have been the perfect dessert-but we have oreos to eat up.
     
  8. TennisPlayer

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    What is a Dutch apple pie?
     
  9. AMK

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    Tonight: chicken with black beans and white rice
     
  10. DizneeTeachR

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    Spaghetti & meatballs...I think!!!

    Hubby made GREAT steak & mashed potatoes last nite!!!
     
  11. TeacherNY

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    I'm pretty sure Dutch apple pie does not have a top crust. It has a crumbly topping.
     
  12. DizneeTeachR

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    I believe you're correct... Apple pie either way I'll eat it!!!
     
  13. MrsC

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    Tonight it's cheese and spinach stuffed manicotti and salad.
     
  14. TeacherNY

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    :lol: Yeah, now I'm craving apple pie! Thanks a lot!!!!!! :p
     
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    I was thinking the same thing...hmmm either juice in the morning or make an apple pie?!?! I just don't know!!! (Sidenote my friend made an apple pie for our fam after my grampa passed she said I was going to get you flowers, but then I remember how much you said you loved apple pie... It was so nice of her & it was YUMMY!!!)

    But I still have a lot of sugar cookies left with peppermint sprinkles on top...should I send you some?!? LOL!!!
     
  16. TeacherNY

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    I think I'll make Jambalaya or Spanish chicken for dinner. I have a ton of red and green peppers to use up!
     
  17. Jem

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    I LOVE dutch apple pie. It does have the crumbles on the top, which are HEAVENLY when mixed with vanilla ice cream. I must have it tonight now that I'm still thinking of it.

    But what to have with it?? Hmmmmm.....
     
  18. TeacherNY

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    UMMMMMMM thanks but I'm supposed to be on a diet :whistle:
    No cookies, cakes or pies!!!!!!! :woot:
     
  19. DizneeTeachR

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    Well, that doesn't sound like any fun!!! LOL!!! I'm going to be stuck with these cookies... I made a bunch of them for hubby to take to work & he came back with a lot of them & I had a lot of them leftover to begin with!!! UGH!!!
     
  20. Ms. I

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    That sounds good!
     
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    Sounds great too!
     
  22. silverspoon65

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    Tonight will be pancakes, of course! Bacon and eggs too.
     
  23. AMK

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    Tonight left over chicken and some left over chicken and rice soup.
    Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday so no meat for me:
    tuna for lunch and eggs or waffles for dinner
     
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    We're having spaghetti tonight.
     
  25. Jem

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    TeacherNY-I think I'm going to make Jambalya tonight, too! That sounds wonderful! Is there an online recipe that you like to use?

    I bought the apple pie and ice cream last night, and it was heaven.
     
  26. TeacherNY

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    I ended up making chicken last night so I'll make the jambalaya tonight. I use turkey kielbasa and sometimes shrimp. The recipe I have is from a cookbook but sometimes I improvise. If you make it make sure you add smoked paprika!! It makes a world of difference.
     
  27. TeacherNY

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    Speaking of Jambalaya...did anyone ever try that jar of jambalaya sauce from Trader Joe? I loved to use that and add extra things to it. Last time I checked they didnt' make it anymore :(
     
  28. yankees320

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    Tonight is roasted pork tenderloin with herb crust. I threw some potatoes on one side of the roast with some of the herb mixture, and on the other side, I threw some carrots and onions with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. I might make a glaze or sauce for the sauce since I tend to overindulge on the condiments. I can't eat dry meat!
     
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    Tonight we had baked chicken breasts, baby potatoes and broccoli.
     
  30. msaly

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    tonight i had swedish pancakes
     
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    barbecue ribs, chicken, and sausage along with baked beans and garlic bread
     
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    I just cooked the teriakki chicken from the crock pot lady. We will have them with dressed up rice, and a raspberry pie tomorrow night.
     
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    I got pizza yesterday: Ham & mushrooms and sausage & olives. I have enough for today too! :)
     
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    I don't know for tonight... I made some rice and chicken in my crock pot last night and packed some for lunch today. It was disgusting. I think I accidentally set it on high for 8 hours instead of low and the rice just turned to this glue-y disgusting mass.

    And of course it is the first day of Lent and I gave up going out to eat alone during Lent (as in picking up convenience foods, drive thru, delivery, etc.). So I guess I will have to dig around the freezer.
     
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    I have a craving for Chipotle's chicken fajita burrito!
     
  36. MrsC

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    Tonight we are having baked macaroni and cheese, leftover pork roast and steaamed green and yellow beans.
     
  37. AMK

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    Chinese food!
     
  38. deedee

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    pork chops , green beans and baked potatoes , it was good!
     
  39. Jem

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    We're doing salmon, rice and broccoli. My favorite!!
     
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    Currently eating a ham/cheese sandwich w/ cheetos. :) DH isn't home tonight so we're not doing much.
     

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