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Title: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on January 22, 2008, 03:19:20 PM
I'm making my signature spaghetti.

1) Buy the cheapest spaghetti at HyVee. (99 cent package, makes two big meals)
2) Buy Ragu Roasted Garlic spaghetti sauce.
3) Go to MaidRite. Order a Megarite sandwich ($4). Fore those of you who don't know, Maidrite is too cheap to use hamburger patties, they just brown the beef. Also a mega sandwich, has twice the browned ground beef, a regular sandwich has. Important to know.
--I order it plain, just the meat and bread.
4) Go home, do the boiling water thing with the spaghetti.
5) scrape off all the ground beef from the sandwich into a 20 oz hefty paper bowl.
6) add the sauce until the bowl is full, stir and nuke.
7) strain the spaghetti, slap it on a plate, and add the sauce that is amazingly just enough. The buns from the sandwich are now dinner rolls.
8) serve with iced tea or Pepsi. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lord Undies on January 22, 2008, 03:30:24 PM
My son just called as he was merging on I-35 in Norman, OK. headed this way for the night (surprise!).  He is driving a Ryder rental truck in order to pick up a few things from the Alamo Dome in San Antonio to take back to Norman.  He wants me to cook.  He wants Salmon patties because that's what I was making the other night when he called and it made him have a craving.

So, I am making salmon patties AGAIN.  I will make french fries (homemade) and a salad.  That will have to do.  I am not in the mood to play Wolfgang Puck.  :yawn:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on January 22, 2008, 03:30:54 PM
Pasta salad, with cucumbers and tomatos.  Simple tonight...we have practices to go to!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on January 22, 2008, 08:35:51 PM
I had a grilled provolone and turkey pastrami panini with a lettuce/tomatoe salad.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: VelvetElvis on January 22, 2008, 09:37:31 PM
We had homeade grilled venison Brat sausage patties on sourdough buns with sweet onions.  Good stuff!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on January 27, 2008, 09:48:46 AM
Vegetable beef soup and cheesy garlic muffins....YUM!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on January 27, 2008, 09:55:12 AM
I'm making my signature spaghetti.

Now THAT'S resourceful!   :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Celtic Rose on January 27, 2008, 10:23:52 AM
My dad is making ribs tonight  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lord Undies on January 27, 2008, 12:09:48 PM
I just finished a large platter of two fried eggs over medium, two slices of wheat toast, several slices of grilled bacon-flavored Spam, and buttered grits.  I won't eat for the rest of the day.  But damn, it was good.  There is nothing better than Louisiana Hot Sauce on eggs.  It is better than Tabasco, which is excellent too.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Bondai on January 30, 2008, 01:00:20 PM
I just finished a large platter of two fried eggs over medium, two slices of wheat toast, several slices of grilled bacon-flavored Spam, and buttered grits.  I won't eat for the rest of the day.  But damn, it was good.  There is nothing better than Louisiana Hot Sauce on eggs.  It is better than Tabasco, which is excellent too.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM....SPAM!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on February 01, 2008, 08:17:12 AM
Sticky chicken, with mashed potatos and some other sort of veggie, to be decided upon later.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lord Undies on February 01, 2008, 01:05:16 PM
fried chicken drumsticks, baked potato, green peas salad
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on February 01, 2008, 01:36:05 PM
fried chicken drumsticks, baked potato, green peas salad

what is in your pea salad??
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lord Undies on February 01, 2008, 05:32:48 PM
fried chicken drumsticks, baked potato, green peas salad

what is in your pea salad??

approximately:

1  can peas, rinsed 
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup sweet pickles relish
1/4 cup diced pimientos
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp. mustard
Salt and pepper
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Atomic Lib Smasher on February 01, 2008, 05:36:26 PM
It's Friday night... which means pizza night here. Probably gonna go get one of those 5 dollar deals down at Little Ceasars... IF they are open. The snow has been canceling a lot of stuff around here, so we'll see.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on February 01, 2008, 06:27:10 PM
It's Friday night... which means pizza night here. Probably gonna go get one of those 5 dollar deals down at Little Ceasars... IF they are open. The snow has been canceling a lot of stuff around here, so we'll see.

We are doing Pizza tomorrow (Sat) if we are home (not sure if we are going to go do something tomorrow afternoon or not), but I make my own, from scratch.  Yummy!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on February 02, 2008, 10:14:24 PM
I'm making my signature spaghetti.

Now THAT'S resourceful!   :lmao:
I think you are the only one whos read that far into my recipe... :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on February 02, 2008, 10:15:57 PM
I'm making my signature spaghetti.

Now THAT'S resourceful!   :lmao:
I think you are the only one whos read that far into my recipe... :-)

It took me a couple tries.  It honestly had me :confused:  :rotf:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on February 16, 2008, 06:06:45 AM
I'm making my signature spaghetti.

Now THAT'S resourceful!   :lmao:
I think you are the only one whos read that far into my recipe... :-)

It took me a couple tries.  It honestly had me :confused:  :rotf:
More of my "special" spaghetti tonight. Mmmmm Mmm!
Chinese tomorrow. Perhaps sesame chicken.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on February 16, 2008, 05:20:40 PM
Simple tonight....hot dogs and french fries.

Tomorrow I plan on making pizza and potato skins to munch on while we watch the Daytona 500.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Atomic Lib Smasher on February 16, 2008, 06:01:02 PM
Easy. I walk my ass down to Little Ceaser's and get a $5 pizza and some Crazy bread and it's all good.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lord Undies on February 16, 2008, 07:06:49 PM
a canner tomater soup and some saltines.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CactusCarlos on February 16, 2008, 07:36:05 PM
Chicken Curry Rice, with kimchi on the side.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Bondai on February 17, 2008, 10:26:18 AM
Ham and beans with corn bread. :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lord Undies on February 17, 2008, 11:22:23 AM
Sunday Dinner:

Spinach & tomato salad
Orange & pepper glazed baked chicken drumsticks
Fried green tomatoes
Twice baked potatoes
Stemmed cabbage w/smoked bacon
Wheat dinner rolls
Iced tea w/mint
Peach cobbler w/vanilla ice cream
Coffee
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Crazy Horse on February 18, 2008, 07:18:42 PM
Tuna and Sea scallops, Italian beans with shellies and some wild rice
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on February 24, 2008, 01:28:59 PM
Chili and cornbread  :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Atomic Lib Smasher on February 24, 2008, 05:15:26 PM
Pork Chops, garlic mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob. I just use a simple marinade for the chops... W-sauce, A1, and soy sauce with a bit of lemon juice and brown sugar. Good shit. Same thing goes for burgers when I make them.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lord Undies on February 24, 2008, 05:21:48 PM
Pork Chops, garlic mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob. I just use a simple marinade for the chops... W-sauce, A1, and soy sauce with a bit of lemon juice and brown sugar. Good shit. Same thing goes for burgers when I make them.

I watched Rachel Ray today make mashed sweet potatoes with a scoop of orange marmalade, a half a cup of chicken stock, and a couple of dashed of hot sauce.  I don't even like sweet potatoes, but it looked good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Atomic Lib Smasher on February 24, 2008, 05:32:24 PM
Pork Chops, garlic mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob. I just use a simple marinade for the chops... W-sauce, A1, and soy sauce with a bit of lemon juice and brown sugar. Good shit. Same thing goes for burgers when I make them.

I watched Rachel Ray today make mashed sweet potatoes with a scoop of orange marmalade, a half a cup of chicken stock, and a couple of dashed of hot sauce.  I don't even like sweet potatoes, but it looked good.

Hot sauce in sweet potatoes??  :p I'm a man that loves his hot sauce, but even that has it's limits!





Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lord Undies on February 24, 2008, 05:36:31 PM
Pork Chops, garlic mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob. I just use a simple marinade for the chops... W-sauce, A1, and soy sauce with a bit of lemon juice and brown sugar. Good shit. Same thing goes for burgers when I make them.

I watched Rachel Ray today make mashed sweet potatoes with a scoop of orange marmalade, a half a cup of chicken stock, and a couple of dashed of hot sauce.  I don't even like sweet potatoes, but it looked good.

Hot sauce in sweet potatoes??  :p I'm a man that loves his hot sauce, but even that has it's limits!


I can see how it would work with the sweetness - it would add a zing.  It wasn't a lot of hot sauce. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on February 24, 2008, 06:17:03 PM
Grilled chicken breasts
Baked sweet potatoes
Grilled pineapples, onions and jalapenos
Spinach salad
Iced tea
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 10, 2009, 06:44:07 PM
Steak and onion sammiches with pepper jack cheese and tator tots....smells YUMMY!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: asdf2231 on March 10, 2009, 08:54:45 PM
We had brisket and veggies and rosemary garlic spuds.

Not too shabby.  The brisket cooked up in the crockpot pretty well.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 10, 2009, 11:05:00 PM
Made tuna macaroni salad for dinner. It was 80 today...and we don't have the AC on....so it was perfect. Plus leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

M had cherry pie for dessert and I had the last of the peppermint ice cream.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 12, 2009, 11:18:50 AM
I'm thinking about homemade pizza tonight...not 100% positive yet. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on March 12, 2009, 12:38:21 PM
Gonna make some camp hash:


Slice 6-7 polish sausages, 1/4" thick. Fry in a large, deep skillet (12" or bigger, I use a cast iron one) with 1/8th - 1/4 C salad oil until browned. Add 5-6 unpeeled potatoes diced (make all diced items 1/4" square) Fry until they just begin to brown. Season w/ S&P. (season after each addition) Add one large red onion, diced. Cook until they just begin to soften, turning the whole mass often.
Add 1 can of sliced mushrooms (drained) cook and turn over until heated through. Word of warning: for some reason fresh mushrooms don't taste right. The potatoes should be soft at this point.
Take a block of pepperjack cheese and make approx 7-9 (again, 1/4" thick) slices to cover the "hash". I arrange them like spokes on a wheel.
Let cook until the cheese melts.

Serve up!















And, no, I don't eat this very often!! I gotta watch my (wife's) girlish figure.    :tongue:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 12, 2009, 01:01:35 PM
Gonna make some camp hash:


Slice 6-7 polish sausages, 1/4" thick. Fry in a large, deep skillet (12" or bigger, I use a cast iron one) with 1/8th - 1/4 C salad oil until browned. Add 5-6 unpeeled potatoes diced (make all diced items 1/4" square) Fry until they just begin to brown. Season w/ S&P. (season after each addition) Add one large red onion, diced. Cook until they just begin to soften, turning the whole mass often.
Add 1 can of sliced mushrooms (drained) cook and turn over until heated through. Word of warning: for some reason fresh mushrooms don't taste right. The potatoes should be soft at this point.
Take a block of pepperjack cheese and make approx 7-9 (again, 1/4" thick) slices to cover the "hash". I arrange them like spokes on a wheel.
Let cook until the cheese melts.

Serve up!















And, no, I don't eat this very often!! I gotta watch my (wife's) girlish figure.    :tongue:

Sounds similar to something we make...fried sausage, taters and onion...just minus the mushrooms and cheese.  We haven't had it in eons, though. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 12, 2009, 04:04:58 PM
I'm thinking about homemade pizza tonight...not 100% positive yet. 

went with the pizza...dough is rising as I type...whole wheat crust...yum!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on March 12, 2009, 06:32:21 PM
I went to the commissary and bought a rib eye steak. They have grills here at the lodging facilities. I had that and a baked potato. It's the first truly decent meal I've had in over a week. The rest of the week has been sandwiches for lunch and dinner or the last couple of days, I've had microwave dinners. At least they were hot.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 12, 2009, 06:49:27 PM
I went to the commissary and bought a rib eye steak. They have grills here at the lodging facilities. I had that and a baked potato. It's the first truly decent meal I've had in over a week. The rest of the week has been sandwiches for lunch and dinner or the last couple of days, I've had microwave dinners. At least they were hot.

Did you do the potato on the grill as well?   That's my favorite way.   
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on March 12, 2009, 07:05:42 PM
Did you do the potato on the grill as well?   That's my favorite way.   

No, I didn't want to wait an hour for it to get done. Besides, that requires extra $$ for foil that I won't use but once or twice. My Favorite quick way is to microwave them until almost done, then pop them in a 450-500° oven until crispy crunchy on the outside.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Inga on March 12, 2009, 09:58:36 PM
I went to the commissary and bought a rib eye steak. They have grills here at the lodging facilities. I had that and a baked potato. It's the first truly decent meal I've had in over a week. The rest of the week has been sandwiches for lunch and dinner or the last couple of days, I've had microwave dinners. At least they were hot.
Those meals will get better soon. Not to far off.I went to the VFW meeting( Ladies Auxiliary) and supper and had fried chicken,basil cola slaw,green beans,broccoli and cauliflower,iced tea,and cranberry crunch cake. Missed my significant other, tho.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 12, 2009, 11:02:49 PM
Fancy stuff at Casa de Chris tonight...

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Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 14, 2009, 08:39:32 PM
I was brave and had some mac and cheese tonight.  Kids had kielbasa with theirs.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: asdf2231 on March 14, 2009, 08:44:30 PM
I had crappy grocery store chicken in my hotel room.

But there was a cream parfait cup later, which was okay.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 14, 2009, 08:48:13 PM
I had medium-rare roast beef, asparagus, baked potato, homemade cheese biscuits, and pumpernickel break with lots of butter.  :)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: asdf2231 on March 14, 2009, 08:55:13 PM
I had medium-rare roast beef, asparagus, baked potato, homemade cheese biscuits, and pumpernickel break with lots of butter.  :)

I hate you.

Soooooo Much.














;)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 14, 2009, 09:01:29 PM
But I had to listen to Garrison Keilor.  It was actually kinda funny.  They told dumb jokes the entire time instead of doing a regular show.  Picture two hours of this:

What do you call a man with a seagull on his head?

Cliff
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 14, 2009, 09:33:34 PM
Leftover pork chops with mac n cheese.

Beef stew is held over until tomorrow.  Or maybe I'll just burn a steak and do the stew for lunches.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Crazy Horse on March 15, 2009, 06:25:54 AM
Medium rare filet and baked tater last night

Not sure about tonight but I believe it will involve bacon...........meant to soak beans last night and didn't :thatsright:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 15, 2009, 05:58:54 PM
Had tacos and all the fixingss and guacamole on the side.  My 13 yr old ate more than the rest of us combined.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 15, 2009, 06:03:29 PM
General Tso's and fried lice.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: rich_t on March 15, 2009, 08:22:10 PM
Sirloin steak medallions, bbq chicken breast, fired shimp and baked potato.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on July 31, 2009, 01:04:11 PM
Trying something new for dinner tonight...put some boneless skinless chicken in the crockpot, covered it with a couple cans of cream of chicken soup, and the topped it off with a couple package of stuffing mix, mixed with a bit of butter and water...hope it turns out.


I've been in such a rut, I need some new ideas!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on August 06, 2009, 10:49:50 AM
Trying something new for dinner tonight...put some boneless skinless chicken in the crockpot, covered it with a couple cans of cream of chicken soup, and the topped it off with a couple package of stuffing mix, mixed with a bit of butter and water...hope it turns out.


I've been in such a rut, I need some new ideas!

Try this: Dice up 4-5 med tomatoes, slice a yellow onion, then quarter a fryer chicken,(breasts, thighs, wings, legs, toss the back), set all aside. Get a large skillet (12" with deep sides) and in some butter or olive oil, lighty brown garlic slices, about 3-4 cloves worth, add the chicken, season with S&P and brown on both sides.
Cover the chicken with the tomatoes and onion, cover and simmer on low for 1 hour, or until done.
Serve with your fave pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 06, 2009, 10:53:22 AM
Try this: Dice up 4-5 med tomatoes, slice a yellow onion, then quarter a fryer chicken,(breasts, thighs, wings, legs, toss the back), set all aside. Get a large skillet (12" with deep sides) and in some butter or olive oil, lighty brown garlic slices, about 3-4 cloves worth, add the chicken, season with S&P and brown on both sides.
Cover the chicken with the tomatoes and onion, cover and simmer on low for 1 hour, or until done.
Serve with your fave pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese.

this sounds delicious!!!

will have to try it....thanks!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on August 06, 2009, 01:54:45 PM
Beef enchiladas with red chile sauce, guacamole, and habaneros out of the garden.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on August 06, 2009, 02:31:28 PM
Beef enchiladas with red chile sauce, guacamole, and habaneros out of the garden.

mmm...sounds delicious!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on August 06, 2009, 02:44:52 PM
this sounds delicious!!!

will have to try it....thanks!


YW!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on August 06, 2009, 05:50:47 PM
I have a pork loin in the refrigerator for Saturday, but tonight is chicken wings and some sort of starch.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Crazy Horse on August 07, 2009, 07:29:15 PM
I have a pork loin in the refrigerator for Saturday, but tonight is chicken wings and some sort of starch.

Is that a loin or tenderloin sir
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Crazy Horse on August 07, 2009, 07:29:54 PM
If it's a tenderloin I has a receipt for you
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on August 07, 2009, 07:35:53 PM
If it's a tenderloin I has a receipt for you
It IS a tenderloin.

I'm all ears.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Crazy Horse on August 08, 2009, 05:07:38 PM
It IS a tenderloin.

I'm all ears.

No use the tenderloin not the ears for this.

all you will need is the following

baking twine
tenderloin
feta/blue cheese/gargonzola
spinach
greek spices (from the Old Towe in Charleston)
olive oil
12pk PBR
2 midgets
Mr. Bubble

and of course bacon

Slice a pouch in the meat almost the width of the meat and place the green stuff and the spinach.
tie up rub with olive oil, season.

usually one or two pounds of bacon are needed, all depending on if you're a communist or a patriot.  Make a weave with the Bacon, roll pork loin up in bacon weave affix toothpicks to hold gods meat to the tenderloin.

grill, take off when done the bacon will protect the meat and be really good also
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on August 11, 2009, 01:29:36 PM
I'm not a fan of cheesy meat, but the spinach sounds good.  I did pick up a fresh jar of basil pesto.  I couldn't find my usual brand of chorizo (spicy pork sausage), but I did pick up a couple pounds of bacon.  Chorizo is good with shrimp... I wonder if shrimp-stuffed pork wrapped in bacon would be good.  It sounds tasty.  I picked up some cream of mushroom soup and some applesauce for a sauce.

I need to find a small broiling grate that will fit in one of my baking pans because I don't have a grill. I have no idea where to look.  My mom has one... it looks like one of those miniature metal stands you hold wood in for your fireplace.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on August 11, 2009, 01:45:57 PM
Going to a Culver's this afternoon ,  for my significant other's wife's birthday.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on August 11, 2009, 01:49:31 PM
so... shrimp and pork.  Yea or Nay?  I need opinions because I've never tried it before.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on August 11, 2009, 01:52:27 PM
I have to conduct the Bingo at the VFW tonight, so it will probably be whatever the VFW is offering or Whataburger. Our Canteen Manager has been slacking the last few Tuesdays, so I doubt that their offerings will be worthwhile.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on August 11, 2009, 02:37:07 PM
Left-overs tonight in the Flame household.  Made stuff peppers last night, though.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on August 11, 2009, 05:31:02 PM
I picked up something else besides the pork, but I can't remember what the hell it was.  Maybe I'll just slice up some cantaloupe instead.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/porkloin1.jpg)
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/porkloin2.jpg)
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/porkloin3.jpg)

I put the shrimp on top of the chorizo but forgot to take a picture.  My bacon weave and tie-job are pretty sorry, but this was my first attempt -- I probably should have left it on the plastic wrap.  I dusted it with some Tony Chachere's.  I think I'll stuff the second one with pesto, spinach, and cheese tomorrow.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on August 11, 2009, 07:05:16 PM
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/porkloin4.jpg)

Mmmmm, tasty.  The shrimp, sausage, and bacon go well together but its a little salty.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on August 12, 2009, 10:04:06 AM
The pictures alone almost stopped my heart.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on August 12, 2009, 12:32:24 PM
Santa Fe burgers, onion rings and Diet Coke.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on August 14, 2009, 08:48:34 PM
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/porkchorizoshrimp.jpg)
Chorizo- and shrimp-stuffed pork. :drool:

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on August 15, 2009, 09:36:04 AM
Good luck getting chorizo up here.  I actually bought some jalapenos a while back and the checker looked at them like they were from another planet.  She literally had NO idea what they were.

So, for today, I think I'll just keep it simple--beer-can chicken, some potatoes/veggie mix, and a salad.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lord Undies on August 15, 2009, 09:56:53 AM
I made so incredible patties out of ground turkey.  I couldn't believe how good they were.  It's nice that I haven't lost my touch.

My wife has been cooking my meals.  My condition scares her and causes her to default to "hospital food bland".  Bless her heart. 

I showed her we could have "heart healthy" and tasty.  She thought the turkey patties were wonderful.  I served chopped turnip greens and sweet & sour glazed carrots on the side.

The only problem is I wasn't suppose to be on my feet that long.   :innocent:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on August 15, 2009, 11:11:29 AM
Good luck getting chorizo up here.  I actually bought some jalapenos a while back and the checker looked at them like they were from another planet.  She literally had NO idea what they were.

So, for today, I think I'll just keep it simple--beer-can chicken, some potatoes/veggie mix, and a salad.

I had a hard time finding the chorizo down here.  I've only found one brand that I like, and I had to go to three different stores to find that -- its the loose stuff in a sausage casing that looks like dog food.  I bought everything they had on the shelf.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on August 15, 2009, 10:39:26 PM
Oh, and for those 1 or 2 of you who are reading this, I present to you:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m46/occasparky/Photos/0815091747.jpg)

Damn thing was so tender and falling-off-the-bone that I barely got it off the holder.  Oh, it tastes about 100 times better than it looks.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on August 16, 2009, 07:42:43 AM
Oh, and for those 1 or 2 of you who are reading this, I present to you:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m46/occasparky/Photos/0815091747.jpg)

Damn thing was so tender and falling-off-the-bone that I barely got it off the holder.  Oh, it tastes about 100 times better than it looks.

Looks yummy!   Last night we had our Saturday night stand-by...Nachos.  My youngest had a friend over for the night.
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Post by: Chris on August 16, 2009, 08:17:59 AM
Last time I did a beer can chicken, it was great.  I don't have a can holder, so I just pulled the wings and legs back far enough to stand the bird upright. 
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Post by: NHSparky on August 16, 2009, 09:21:06 AM
Oh, it was quite tasty indeed.  I also made O'Brien potatoes for breakfast this morning, a big batch.  The extras will go with the steak tonight and the leftovers for the next few days.
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Post by: Flame on September 07, 2009, 06:32:18 PM
Just had a most awesome bowl of baked potato soup, garnished with a dollop of sour cream, chives and crumbled bacon.   Divine!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 07, 2009, 06:50:38 PM
Just had a most awesome bowl of baked potato soup, garnished with a dollop of sour cream, chives and crumbled bacon.   Divine!


another sign that fall is on the way..... :yahoo:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lord Undies on September 07, 2009, 07:15:20 PM
I'm poaching some eggs, toasting a couple of English muffins, grilling Canadian bacon, and stirring up some Hollandaise sauce.  I'm also preparing a black olive/portobella mushroom/sweet onion salad with bread'n butter pickle relish. 

Guess what we're having?
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Post by: asdf2231 on September 07, 2009, 07:25:39 PM
I grilled a couple of turkey brats and some turkey cutlets marinated in tomato basil vinagrette.  Brussels, carrots and corn.
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Post by: Hawkgirl on September 09, 2009, 05:22:59 PM
Ham and Cheese on white served with Cape Cod potato chips...I'm quite the gourmet..
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Post by: djones520 on September 09, 2009, 05:25:40 PM
Steak ala glass shard.

Wife was cooking them on the stove in a pyrex dish for some reason, and then poured a bunch of wine fresh from the fridge on them and voila explodo pyrex.
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Post by: Chris on September 09, 2009, 05:32:31 PM
Doesn't it say "Not for stove top use" on all Pyrex dishes?
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Post by: djones520 on September 09, 2009, 05:33:17 PM
Doesn't it say "Not for stove top use" on all Pyrex dishes?

Meh.
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Post by: Lord Undies on September 09, 2009, 05:34:44 PM
Ham and Cheese on white served with Cape Cod potato chips...I'm quite the gourmet..

Cut the sandwich diagonally twice making four triangles.  Stand the triangles side-by-side crust down.  Use toothpicks if necessary.  Lay chips around standing sandwich.  Viola!  It looks gourmet!  
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Post by: Flame on September 16, 2009, 01:18:33 PM
Chicken enchiladas with a green sauce...with some homemade torilla chips and maybe some corn on the side.
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Post by: NHSparky on September 16, 2009, 02:21:04 PM
Chile burritos.  Green chile (pork), if one is curious.
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Post by: Flame on September 16, 2009, 03:02:09 PM
Chile burritos.  Green chile (pork), if one is curious.

I loooooovvvvveeeeee green chile.  I make a huge batch a couple times a year.  But it take me on average of 3 days to get it cooked up.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on September 19, 2009, 08:22:56 AM
Cold salad as the season ends.

Rigatoni cooked and cooled, or Cheese baby tortellini, [kids call them belly buttons]

2 bags frozen mixed vegetables, broccoli, collie flower bean mixture defrosted.

one can light pink kidney beans

one can garbanzo beans

What ever else you enjoy zucchini or yellow squash chopped fine, grape tomatoes quartered  canned mushrooms

One cup mayo or salad dressing and a bit less then half a cup ketchup

Mix everything up and refrigerate for about 4-6 hours

Now to make the shrimp, place cooked shrimp any size in a flat glass baking pan, add I bottle Italian dressing and one half bottle fat free Italian dressing, cover and refrigerate over night.

Place salad on large flat serving tray, drain shrimp and place around salad.

Coconut shrimp, in double broiler melt real salted butter, add 1/4 cup real maple syrup and half cup shredded coconut.   Cook for about 15 minutes or so.

Cool the mixture then roll cooked large shrimp in mixture set on rack to drain. Place coated shrimp in fridge for an hour or so then place under broiler in the stove for 4-5 minutes.

Scallops. if frozen defrost, then wrap in paper towells to absorb excess moisture.

In double broiler melt butter and Ritz crackers that have been crushed to a bread crumb consistency.  add a table spoon of Old Bay to the mixture.
   Place scallops in baking dish  squeeze a whole lemon over the top,cover with the cracker dressing and bake at 425 for about 15 minutes depending on size and kind of Scallops a bit longer for the biggies.

When I stuff lobster I use chicken stuffing mix with a bit of old Bay and a small amount of the Ritz cracker mix

Fried clams from scratch, buy the raw clams, place in a tub of cold water and add a cup or so of of corn flower or meal.   The corn meal will enter the clams as they soak and remove any sand or mud from their intestine's trick I was taught in Gloucester Mass, the bellies will be grit free.

I soak and change the water  and meal every 6 hours for at least 24 hours or longer. The bellies will be pink with no grit and delicious.  Oysters also have a delightfull fresh taste with this method.

Who was it said to never eat Calamari at a Brit.?


 



Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on September 19, 2009, 03:39:34 PM
I'm thinking fettucinni alfredo and broccoli tonight, but I know for sure I'm cooking up some fried chicken and making a potato salad to take for a picnice for the double header baseball game tomorrow...might make some brownies, too.


On edit:

Scratch the alfredo...I threw together some guacamole, so we are going to have that, with homemade chips, and hot dogs.   Still doing the chicken and potato salad, though.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 19, 2009, 08:49:20 PM
Had friends over to watch the game....

besides snicky-snacks....


made beef stroganoff with buttered dumpling noodles and Sister Schubert rolls and cherry crisp...

 :yawn:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on September 19, 2009, 11:52:10 PM
Had steak, mac and cheese, and salad tonight.

Tomorrow will be football food: wings, a few shrimp, tortilla chips with spinach/artichoke dip, maybe a bean/cheese dip.

Gotta spoil myself sometime.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on September 20, 2009, 02:15:30 PM
This Sunday is for me and Mr. Vesta to cook.    He makes a huge pot of macaroni hamburger and tomatoes / peppers, onions and mushrooms enough  to feed a village.

I head for the store and get the sunday specials on vegetables that are about to spoil.
being fall there are tons of cheap veggies, zucinie , yellow squash, green beans what ever is in season.

Now for the hard work, I cook them up to half done, season them and freeze them for an hour or so.  Some times I have four pots a boiling at the time.

Once cold then I get out the Food Saver electric thingie and vacuum seal the suckers. 
These bags in the freezer last 6-8 months as any way else lasts 3 months if that.

Yes the bags are expensive about $10.00 a roll that depending on how you use them, but once opened the are turned inside out and cleaned in dishwasher or by hand and reusable.

Mr. Vesta can go to work with a small bag of say two hamburgers with a topping of of onions, green peppers and a hamburger roll and microwave a good meal.

Spaghetti sauce and fried chicken, you name it, when meat goes on sale stock up.

We all see the pre cooked food in closed in vaccum seal at the store---heck we can do the same at home and save 10 cents on the dollar.

Fall is here with apples. I steam mine for about 20 minutes then vacuum them and freeze for pies, the best idea I had was to spice them us with sugar and apple seasoning before I bagged them.

I admit I am a scrounger, when I find pies of any kind cut price at the store I buy all I can and vacuum them---a year later they they are fresh. Same as bread, muffins and cookies.

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Post by: Odin's Hand on September 22, 2009, 07:20:33 PM
Beef Dan Dan noodles and Sapporo.
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Post by: Chris on September 22, 2009, 09:42:17 PM
I saw this on the Food Network... me want.

http://www.pinestatebiscuits.com/menu.html
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Post by: Odin's Hand on September 22, 2009, 10:05:54 PM
I saw this on the Food Network... me want.

http://www.pinestatebiscuits.com/menu.html

Damn, I could eat breakfast there everyday if they'd just throw some muscadine jelly up on the menu, too.

ETA: Gonna need some mayhaw jelly and red-eye gravy up there, too.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on September 22, 2009, 10:08:36 PM
Damn, I could eat breakfast there everyday if they'd just throw some muscadine jelly up on the menu, too.

It looks even better on TV.  There is a restaurant in Raleigh that does nothing but biscuits but they were always open at 6 and closed by 2, so I never got to go there.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 23, 2009, 12:18:05 AM
I saw this on the Food Network... me want.

http://www.pinestatebiscuits.com/menu.html


On Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?

I love watching that show!! :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on September 23, 2009, 06:55:53 AM
Actually last night, and lunch today...homemade pizza.  I was gonna put pepperoni on it, but they went bad, so I had to settle for pancetta and mushrooms.  Memo to self--12 minutes at 450 degrees isn't enough.  Try 475 for crisper crust.
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Post by: Celtic Rose on September 23, 2009, 09:02:02 AM

On Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?

I love watching that show!! :drool:

I swear I feel like I'm consuming calories through my eyes when I watch that show  :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 23, 2009, 11:44:33 AM
I swear I feel like I'm consuming calories through my eyes when I watch that show  :cheersmate:

Guy Fieri has done a cookbook, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, with recipes from the different restaurants. I haven't seen it in the stores, but would like to get it. I'm waiting for it to show up at Sam's and be affordable.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on September 23, 2009, 12:03:33 PM
I've cribbed a couple good recipes just from watching the show.  One of them was for carne asada and another was for a really thick chilli where you mix ground beef in water to make a meat slurry as a base.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 23, 2009, 12:16:33 PM
I love his shows and his recipes.  An aside:  The sweatband thing?  He started that when he competed in the Next Food Network Star show.  He wears one all the time on TV as it is his special message to his son, that he loves him and is thinking of him when he is not at home. 

I would love to take a Diners, Drive In's and Dives road trip, but I doubt I could survive it.   
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 23, 2009, 03:00:54 PM
I love his shows and his recipes.  An aside:  The sweatband thing?  He started that when he competed in the Next Food Network Star show.  He wears one all the time on TV as it is his special message to his son, that he loves him and is thinking of him when he is not at home. 

I would love to take a Diners, Drive In's and Dives road trip, but I doubt I could survive it.   


You have to wonder what his cholesterol is like. He's probably one of those people who can eat horribly bad stuff and still have really low cholesterol.

I have noticed that he rarely eats sweet stuff though. You just know that some of these places have to have fabulous pies, cakes, etc.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on September 23, 2009, 04:18:04 PM
I'm thinking Teriyaki Game Hens. The wife bought some (.99 ea at the Gross Out, (Grocery Outlet) and I know she loves them soaked in "sauce" and done on the grill.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: franksolich on September 23, 2009, 04:20:35 PM
Well, I'm headed to town now (circa 4:30 p.m. central time, 3:30 p.m. mountain time), to attend a "cream can feed," a fund-raiser for the library.

I have no idea what a "cream can feed" is, but I suppose I'm going to learn shortly.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on September 24, 2009, 06:40:29 AM
Well, I'm headed to town now (circa 4:30 p.m. central time, 3:30 p.m. mountain time), to attend a "cream can feed," a fund-raiser for the library.

I have no idea what a "cream can feed" is, but I suppose I'm going to learn shortly.

So, what was it?  I've never heard of one!



Dinner yesterday for us was McDonalds, scarfed down between weight training and the baseball game.  Another 2 games tonight, but at least no weight training, so I should be able to have something ready to go when they get home from school...not sure what yet, though.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: franksolich on September 24, 2009, 06:56:31 AM
So, what was it?  I've never heard of one!

Sausages, potatoes, and corn on the cob.

I found out the name comes from the old pioneer days (in Nebraska, "pioneer" = circa 1880-1910) when large cooking utensils were scarce, if they could be had at all, and some event demanded a big feed.

One lined the inside of a dairy cream can with sweet corn, and putting sausages and potatoes in the center, brewed the whole bit over a fire.

It was done this way because nobody had big pots and kettles.

I had the corn-on-the-cob and a cornmeal muffin.
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Post by: IassaFTots on September 24, 2009, 08:24:24 AM
Sausages, potatoes, and corn on the cob.

I found out the name comes from the old pioneer days (in Nebraska, "pioneer" = circa 1880-1910) when large cooking utensils were scarce, if they could be had at all, and some event demanded a big feed.

One lined the inside of a dairy cream can with sweet corn, and putting sausages and potatoes in the center, brewed the whole bit over a fire.

It was done this way because nobody had big pots and kettles.

I had the corn-on-the-cob and a cornmeal muffin.

Hm.  Learn something new everyday.  I had never heard that before.  Cool!
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Post by: Odin's Hand on January 30, 2010, 05:44:47 PM
Cottage Pie and rye bread.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on January 31, 2010, 05:27:15 PM
Stuffed-crust pepperoni pizza and hot wings.
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Post by: debk on January 31, 2010, 06:42:02 PM
Stuffed pork chops with mushroom sauce and steamed broccoli with lemon butter....
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Post by: NHSparky on January 31, 2010, 06:43:52 PM
Already done--beef stew and garlic bread.
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Post by: Karin on February 12, 2010, 01:07:54 PM
Swedish meatballs in a crockpot with mashed potatoes.

This is a good thread to keep up for when you don't feel inspired. 
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Post by: IassaFTots on February 12, 2010, 01:11:33 PM
Navy bean soup with a ham hock.  In the crock pot since early am. 

I want to make some homemade hot chocolate, but need to find a good recipe. 
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Post by: Texacon on February 12, 2010, 01:16:39 PM
Kirby's Steak House with the wife for Valentine's day.  Woo Hoo!!

KC
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Post by: Chris on February 12, 2010, 01:25:37 PM
Leftover bbq brisket.  Yum.
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Post by: NHSparky on February 13, 2010, 10:03:38 AM
Chicken and mozzarella ravioli, salad, and bread.  Anyone got a good sauce to put on the ravioli?
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Post by: debk on February 13, 2010, 11:36:27 AM
Chicken and mozzarella ravioli, salad, and bread.  Anyone got a good sauce to put on the ravioli?


Saute diced onions, sliced mushrooms, and garlic in olive oil, til onions are soft. Add a can of undrained diced tomatoes. Add about a tsp of sugar, some basil, salt and pepper to taste. Cook on med-low for about 5 minutes.

You can add capers if you want, M doesn't like them so I don't add them.

It's sort of a bastardized Pomodoro sauce.
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Post by: NHSparky on February 14, 2010, 08:19:34 AM
I was looking to avoid tomato-based sauces on this one--I was looking more for alfredo or a white-wine sauce.
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Post by: debk on February 14, 2010, 08:31:58 AM
I was looking to avoid tomato-based sauces on this one--I was looking more for alfredo or a white-wine sauce.


In that case, melt butter, add cream and grated parmesean, some pepper, and carefully add salt as you taste. I start with a stick of butter... :-),  1/2 c of parmesean, and enough cream (or half and half or milk depending on how rich you want it) until desired consistency.

Some people add a bit of nutmeg, but I don't care for it in Alfredo.

Butoni makes a good pesto, that is kept with the fresh pasta in a refrigerated case. good and easier than fresh.

Eupher cooks with wine, I don't so can't really help you there.
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Post by: DefiantSix on February 16, 2010, 06:00:42 PM
Making a pot of jewish penicillin for supper tonight.  Got one confirmed and two probable sickies in the house.
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Post by: IassaFTots on February 16, 2010, 07:23:59 PM
Grilled cheese on sourdough for me.  Nothing like a classic.
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Post by: crockspot on February 25, 2010, 02:44:59 PM
a swai fillet sauteed more or less like I did the tilapia a few weeks ago
small baked potato with cheddar cheese melted over
steamed beets and broccoli with lemon juice and parmesean
cottage cheese
whole wheat roll
glass of soy milk
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on February 25, 2010, 02:48:40 PM
takeout  :-)

Boys are going to Hibatchi to pick up dinner.

I worked most of the night, went to a 3 hr continuing ed class this morning, have done 2 reports and have 2 more to get done before 6:15 tonight.

Cook dinner?.... :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
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Post by: Eupher on February 25, 2010, 03:02:08 PM

In that case, melt butter, add cream and grated parmesean, some pepper, and carefully add salt as you taste. I start with a stick of butter... :-),  1/2 c of parmesean, and enough cream (or half and half or milk depending on how rich you want it) until desired consistency.

Some people add a bit of nutmeg, but I don't care for it in Alfredo.

Butoni makes a good pesto, that is kept with the fresh pasta in a refrigerated case. good and easier than fresh.

Eupher cooks with wine, I don't so can't really help you there.

Sounds like a beurre blanc is in order.

Getcher stick of unsalted butter and cut up into chunks, leave in the fridge up till the time you start adding it to the sauce.

Mince a shallot and in a heavy skillet (stainless only, no cast iron), sweat in a couple tablespoons of butter. Season with salt and pepper, but go easy on the salt. (Some purists like to use white pepper, but that shit has no flavor to it.)

When the shallots are softened, add a minced garlic clove.

Add about a cup of DRY white wine, bring up the heat to reduce the volume by about 80%. It'll burn, so don't wander far. (Some recipes add wine vinegar, but I think there's enough acid with just the dry white wine.)

After reduction, add a couple tablespoons of heavy cream. It stabilizes the sauce and helps keep it from breaking.

Turn the heat down and begin whisking in the cold butter, a couple pieces at a time. Add the next couple pieces of butter while the first two are about half melted - this keeps the sauce fairly cool and also helps keep it from breaking, though the cream does a helluva job with stabilizing.

At the end, reseason to taste, add capers if you like, etc. Stir in your pasta and voila!

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Post by: Thor on February 25, 2010, 03:10:59 PM
Looks like Chicken Fried steak here for us tonight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on February 26, 2010, 03:34:10 PM
Sounds like a beurre blanc is in order.

Getcher stick of unsalted butter and cut up into chunks, leave in the fridge up till the time you start adding it to the sauce.

Mince a shallot and in a heavy skillet (stainless only, no cast iron), sweat in a couple tablespoons of butter. Season with salt and pepper, but go easy on the salt. (Some purists like to use white pepper, but that shit has no flavor to it.)

When the shallots are softened, add a minced garlic clove.

Add about a cup of DRY white wine, bring up the heat to reduce the volume by about 80%. It'll burn, so don't wander far. (Some recipes add wine vinegar, but I think there's enough acid with just the dry white wine.)

After reduction, add a couple tablespoons of heavy cream. It stabilizes the sauce and helps keep it from breaking.

Turn the heat down and begin whisking in the cold butter, a couple pieces at a time. Add the next couple pieces of butter while the first two are about half melted - this keeps the sauce fairly cool and also helps keep it from breaking, though the cream does a helluva job with stabilizing.

At the end, reseason to taste, add capers if you like, etc. Stir in your pasta and voila!



This sounds like the sauce over meat ravioli we had at a very expensive restaurant a year or so ago.  I note there is no EVOO in your recipie. If I remember correctly there was EVOO, not in the sauce but run around the edge of the plate.

Because of the storm we had last night, winds at 91 mph gusts and all the outage's [we are blessed to have kept power], The  grocery stores lost power and they had to scramble to get the meat, milk and eggs into refrigeration. Little to choose from except canned goods.

Hubby had a can of Dintey More beef stew, me baked beans and hot dogs. They  should be, the stores, back to normal tomorrow, but it will be a few weeks before I trust take out, Chinese, as fresh.









Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on February 26, 2010, 06:00:43 PM
Pasta, shrimp, and garlic bread.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on February 26, 2010, 08:07:09 PM
Homemade Spaghetti Carbonara.



Because I have to watch my cholesterol.  My swan song.  Pasta with bacon, eggs, cheese, and butter. :-)
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Post by: Chris on February 26, 2010, 08:08:06 PM
I had that last night :II:
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Post by: Celtic Rose on February 26, 2010, 10:00:03 PM
The Brussels Sprouts thread in the dumpster gave me a craving, so I'm having roasted brussels sprouts with red beans and rice and tortillas. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on February 26, 2010, 10:08:10 PM
Hot wings and beer while I'm watching the hockey game.

With Thin Mints for desert.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on February 27, 2010, 09:14:09 AM
Hot wings and beer while I'm watching the hockey game.

With Thin Mints for desert.

Yeah, it is Girl Scout cookie time, ain't it?   :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on February 27, 2010, 11:55:06 AM
Put the Thin Mints in the freezer and eat them frozen.... :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on February 27, 2010, 12:51:28 PM
Yeah, it is Girl Scout cookie time, ain't it?   :cheersmate:

Oh yeah...  :drool:

Didn't put these ones in the freezer, but I have a couple of boxes on order that will. Best way to eat them.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on February 27, 2010, 01:12:42 PM
Stay away from these.

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Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on February 27, 2010, 03:38:16 PM
Dinner tonight will be tacos and refried beans, etc, by request from the 9 yr old.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on February 27, 2010, 03:41:43 PM
Tacos are good -- I haven't had them in a while. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: crockspot on March 01, 2010, 05:02:42 PM
baked salmon with maple/dijon/balsamic glaze
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 01, 2010, 05:03:50 PM
Hot roast beef sandwiches and smashed potatoes...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 01, 2010, 07:08:17 PM
leftover sausage gravy, jazzed up with green chilies over sourdough toast. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 01, 2010, 08:46:13 PM
More steak and taters, left over from last night.  I'm still stoked about the giant casing of chorizo I found the other day.  I'm always glad when I don't have to drive all over Goshen to find the stuff.  It makes good jambalaya, pasta, paella, tacos, and just about anything else you want ground meat.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on March 05, 2010, 07:11:40 PM
spaghetti in a red clam sauce.
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Post by: debk on March 05, 2010, 09:26:13 PM
We had grilled cheese sandwiches.

It's Lent.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 05, 2010, 09:29:20 PM
Did you at least make tomato soup with them?  I saw some really interesting grilled cheese sandwiches on the TV.  I wish I could remember what show it was.

It's cold outside.  I had to turn the heat on again.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 05, 2010, 09:31:41 PM
Did you at least make tomato soup with them?  I saw some really interesting grilled cheese sandwiches on the TV.  I wish I could remember what show it was.

It's cold outside.  I had to turn the heat on again.

Nope, we had chips and pickles.

M also had 'nanner pudding and I had 'nilla with mini chocolate chips.  :-)

It was near 50 here today...and supposed to be higher tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on March 05, 2010, 09:36:09 PM
Whataburger
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 06, 2010, 06:11:30 AM
Don't know, but I think I'm going to make some spaghetti sauce (with Italian sausages) for lunches/dinners for the next few days.

Perhaps I'll stop at Calef's for a steak to BBQ tonight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: littlelamb on March 06, 2010, 12:49:18 PM
I will be at work so it will either be a waffle and bacon or a patty melt either way it is SSDD
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on March 06, 2010, 07:14:08 PM
We had grilled cheese sandwiches.

It's Lent.

Grilled cheese with bacon on it is good.  Maybe not for Lent, though. :)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on March 07, 2010, 06:55:59 PM
Ribeyes, mashed "baked potatoes", spinach salad and roasted habaneros.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 07, 2010, 07:26:50 PM
Had tilapia seasoned with lemon pepper along with angel hair pasta saute'd with garlic, tomato and spinach.  then I made an apple crumble for dessert.

Of course, the kids are in the kitchen again already mowing through the stawberries.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 07, 2010, 07:39:23 PM
Czech sausage, scalloped cabbage, and leftover horseradish mashed potatos.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 08, 2010, 08:14:24 AM
Last night--marinated chicken and "loaded" potato salad.

Tonight--Tacos.

Tomorrow--Spaghetti.

Wed--Scalloped potato and ham casserole.

Woo, exciting.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on March 08, 2010, 02:34:14 PM
Mesquite turkey and provolone wrap with black olives,let & tomatoes and an orange for dessert.  Yeh, eating at the cafeteria tonight and I won't touch their hot food bar.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 08, 2010, 05:33:00 PM
Green chile and chicken enchiladas with tortilla chips.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Texacon on March 08, 2010, 07:00:48 PM
Whataburger

 A True Texas Treat.

KC
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Texacon on March 08, 2010, 07:02:53 PM
Burritos, covered in chili, covered in cheese ..... big ol glass of milk.

KC
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 08, 2010, 07:32:05 PM
Red beans and rice, but I want pizza.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on March 16, 2010, 03:11:58 PM
Not sure, but the wife wants me to make the avacado and tomato "salad" I like to whip up.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: rich_t on March 16, 2010, 03:24:41 PM
Tex-Mex brisket.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 16, 2010, 03:57:45 PM
Not sure, but the wife wants me to make the avacado and tomato "salad" I like to whip up.

Whassat?????  Sounds good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 16, 2010, 04:56:18 PM
We had some chicken nuggets, noodles and green beans.  Took the boys to the dentist right after school, so they didn't get a snack, and they were both acting like their throats were cut by the time we got home.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on March 16, 2010, 05:47:49 PM
Whassat?????  Sounds good.

Yeah Whassat? Two of my favorite things.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Texacon on March 16, 2010, 06:40:40 PM
Red beans and rice, but I want pizza.

Holy Freeking Smoke!  How in the hell did Pizza even make it into the running?!

I LOVE red beans and rice.

KC
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Texacon on March 16, 2010, 06:41:07 PM
Tex-Mex brisket.

Dammit.  Y'all are killing me.

KC
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: rich_t on March 16, 2010, 06:56:51 PM
Dammit.  Y'all are killing me.

KC

It was de-damn-lish.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Texacon on March 16, 2010, 07:22:43 PM
It was de-damn-lish.

 :bigbird:

Hope ya enjoyed it.

KC
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: rich_t on March 16, 2010, 07:24:10 PM
:bigbird:

Hope ya enjoyed it.

KC

I damn sure did.  You want the recipe?

LOL.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 16, 2010, 07:36:07 PM
I enjoy a good brisket recipe.

This was the last one I made.  It was okay.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/TexasOvenRoastedBrisket.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: rich_t on March 16, 2010, 07:45:50 PM
I enjoy a good brisket recipe.


Ingredients
1 onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 serrano chili, seeded and minced
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 lbs beef brisket, trimmed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
14 ounces Mexican-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 onion, cut into wedges

Directions

1Combine onion, minced garlic, chili, sugar, chili powder, vinegar, cumin, and salt in a small bowl and mix.

2Rub this mixture over all sides of beef brisket; transfer meat to a glass dish.

3Cover and marinate in refrigerator 24-36 hours.

4Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium high heat or use brown function. Cook meat uncovered 6-8 minutes, turning to brown both sides.

5Add tomatoes, lifting meat to let some tomatoes go under meat.

6Add onion wedges.

7Cover pressure cooker and bring to high pressure.

8Cook for 1 hour at stabilized pressure.

9Release pressure and carefully remove lid.

10Slice meat across the grain.

11Serve pan juices with meat.

The marinade will work well for grill or oven  cooking as well, but the cooking time will increase.

I cooked the brisket for 30 minutes under pressure instaed of one hour (it was a thinner cut).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Texacon on March 16, 2010, 07:55:34 PM

Ingredients
1 onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 serrano chili, seeded and minced
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 lbs beef brisket, trimmed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
14 ounces Mexican-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 onion, cut into wedges

Directions

1Combine onion, minced garlic, chili, sugar, chili powder, vinegar, cumin, and salt in a small bowl and mix.

2Rub this mixture over all sides of beef brisket; transfer meat to a glass dish.

3Cover and marinate in refrigerator 24-36 hours.

4Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium high heat or use brown function. Cook meat uncovered 6-8 minutes, turning to brown both sides.

5Add tomatoes, lifting meat to let some tomatoes go under meat.

6Add onion wedges.

7Cover pressure cooker and bring to high pressure.

8Cook for 1 hour at stabilized pressure.

9Release pressure and carefully remove lid.

10Slice meat across the grain.

11Serve pan juices with meat.

The marinade will work well for grill or oven  cooking as well, but the cooking time will increase.

I cooked the brisket for 30 minutes under pressure instaed of one hour (it was a thinner cut).

Sounds good rich but .... cooking a brisket in an oven or pressure cooker instead of a smoker will send you straight to hell.  I ain't kiddin'.

 :-)

KC
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 16, 2010, 08:19:59 PM
Sounds good rich but .... cooking a brisket in an oven or pressure cooker instead of a smoker will send you straight to hell.  I ain't kiddin'.

 :-)

KC

Uh-huh.  Spoken like a Texan.   :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 16, 2010, 09:24:58 PM
Rich...I'm going to try your recipe....it sounds delicious. This may be a dumb question, but do I need to wear gloves with the serrano chilie? I've never cooked with them.

Chris...have you made your recipe? It sounds quite good also.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 16, 2010, 09:51:23 PM
I did... it was just "okay". 

I'm still trying to figure out how you fit a brisket in to a pressure cooker.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 16, 2010, 09:55:57 PM
I did... it was just "okay". 

I'm still trying to figure out how you fit a brisket in to a pressure cooker.

Beats me....I don't have one.

I will have to figure something different for Rich's. Maybe the crockpot and cook it for several hours...what do you think?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 16, 2010, 10:07:29 PM
I think it would probably end up tasting like a stew.  I roasted mine in an open pan after marinating it overnight, but I may have overcooked it a bit.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 16, 2010, 10:17:12 PM
I think it would probably end up tasting like a stew.  I roasted mine in an open pan after marinating it overnight, but I may have overcooked it a bit.

You're probably right. I figured it would end up sort of shredded.

I would think it would be more moist if it was kept covered the entire time it was in the oven.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 16, 2010, 10:35:23 PM
Yeah, mine was kinda dry.  I've never been able to cook brisket right in the oven. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on March 16, 2010, 10:50:34 PM
Yeah, mine was kinda dry.  I've never been able to cook brisket right in the oven. 

Everytime I make brisket in the oven I cover it (make sure it is completely covered), set the temp at 225 degrees and cook it all day. It always turns out perfect (for brisket not smoked in a smoker).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 16, 2010, 10:53:22 PM
I do that and it comes out more like pulled pork (soft and mushy) than a decent BBQ.  Maybe I should just give up.

Kentucky Fried Chicken fries their chicken in a pressure cooker.  They claim it cooks quicker.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 16, 2010, 10:55:11 PM
Pressure cookers do cook quicker.

They just scare me.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 16, 2010, 10:58:39 PM
My mom still has the same pressure cooker she bought 30 years ago.  She uses it mostly for vegetables (turnip).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on March 16, 2010, 11:07:46 PM
I do that and it comes out more like pulled pork (soft and mushy) than a decent BBQ.  Maybe I should just give up.

Kentucky Fried Chicken fries their chicken in a pressure cooker.  They claim it cooks quicker.

If you want it to turn out like real BBQ you will have to buy a smoker.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 16, 2010, 11:11:02 PM
I could probably fabricate something for a few bucks :whistling:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: rich_t on March 17, 2010, 07:53:59 AM
Rich...I'm going to try your recipe....it sounds delicious. This may be a dumb question, but do I need to wear gloves with the serrano chilie? I've never cooked with them.

Chris...have you made your recipe? It sounds quite good also.

You shouldn't need gloves unless your skin is sensitive.  But wash your hands very well before putting them near your face after handling the pepper.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: rich_t on March 17, 2010, 07:55:25 AM
I did... it was just "okay". 

I'm still trying to figure out how you fit a brisket in to a pressure cooker.

I have a 6QT cooker and the brisket was only about 2 pounds...  It barely fit.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 17, 2010, 08:28:39 AM
You shouldn't need gloves unless your skin is sensitive.  But wash your hands very well before putting them near your face after handling the pepper.

Or going to the bathroom.  :o
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on March 17, 2010, 08:31:44 AM
You shouldn't need gloves unless your skin is sensitive.  But wash your hands very well before putting them near your face after handling the pepper.

Yeah, serranos aren't all that spicy. But they still are a pepper. And eyes are eyes.

Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 17, 2010, 09:09:32 AM
Yeah, serranos aren't all that spicy. But they still are a pepper. And eyes are eyes.

Just sayin'.

I'll wear gloves and not have to worry about it. Unfortunately, I have really sensitive skin...particularly on my face, not worth the risk.  :(
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on March 17, 2010, 10:02:46 AM
Whassat?????  Sounds good.

I love the stuff.
Take 4-5 Roma tomato's, 4 avocados and dice into 1/4" pieces, add the juice of 1/2 a lemon (keeps the avocados from browning). Add S&P to taste (I like fresh coarse ground pepper), gently mix. That's it!
Try to make sure that the avocados are ripe (they should be slightly soft). If they are "green" it won't taste as good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 17, 2010, 11:07:30 AM
I love the stuff.
Take 4-5 Roma tomato's, 4 avocados and dice into 1/4" pieces, add the juice of 1/2 a lemon (keeps the avocados from browning). Add S&P to taste (I like fresh coarse ground pepper), gently mix. That's it!
Try to make sure that the avocados are ripe (they should be slightly soft). If they are "green" it won't taste as good.

Add as mall onion, finely diced, and that's how i make my guacamole.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 17, 2010, 12:08:17 PM
Kevin, it was my THIRD day of Red Beans and Rice, which why I wanted Pizza.

Deb, I would use gloves, especially if you wear contacts. 

Wineslob, your salad sounds lovely and I will have to make it soon. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on March 17, 2010, 12:28:34 PM
Add as mall onion, finely diced, and that's how i make my guacamole.

For those over 50 years of age, do you find you need more seasoning then you did 30 years ago.?

The older I get the more I find I can enjoy hot food.  Even those Vietnamese hot peppers in a very small amount don't bother me.  Really good taste and flavor.

I never put hot sauce on eggs and fried potatoes until about 10 years ago.  Some places do not have any kind of hot sauce so I use A1, or house steak sauce.

Tonight I will drive hubby crazy.  He is the only Irish Man I have yet to meet that does not really like Cabbage.      So the boiled dinner will have it, turnip, parsnips both white and sweet potatoes with the corn beef I cooked up in the pressure cooker.  

By the way, about those pressure cookers, I have no memory of my Grandmothers ever being without them.   Used to sterilise jars for canning and glass baby bottles.

Just one accident with these cookers on one side of the family.   Grandma was cooking up pea soup, left the kitchen for an emergency and the darn thing became a freaking bomb.
       Blew straight up into the 2 nd. floor and spread pea soup everywhere.

Todays cookers are much safer, every year new models are introduced with even more safety devices.      I can well understand why anyone who was never raised around these devises would have a fear of them.  However we have had these cookers for what 60-70 years and manage to use them and stay alive.

It is like when one Fry's up bacon  they stay with the pan while it cooks, one does need to be alert when using the cooker.

A delight for me as a kid was when I ran into the garden and picked some corn and green beans.  Ran into the house and within 20 minutes the corn was peeled the beans were snapped.   Into a pressure cooker for 20 minutes or less, loads of real butter, salt and pepper---Can't get that at a 4 star restaurant.     DROOL  




Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 17, 2010, 01:15:12 PM
Add as mall onion, finely diced, and that's how i make my guacamole.

Me too, and I add a bit of cayenne and garlic too.



Deb, I would use gloves, especially if you wear contacts. 



Yes, I wear contacts, and even though I was my hands obsessively when cooking, I would hate to have the oil not completely off and stick my finger near my eye. Murphy's Law and all that... :thatsright:


Doing the corned beef and cabbage thing for tonight. But I'm thinking I will add potato salad instead of boiling other vegetables as I'm sure most of the leftovers will get turned into sandwiches.

Not only that it will save time as I'm cooking a bunch of stuff for this catered thing tomorrow: 50 each of mini blueberry cheesecake muffins with lemon glaze and mini carrot cake muffins with cream cheese frosting, 100 mini brownie cupcakes, 100 pinwheels thingies - roast beef and provolone, ham and colby jack, turkey and havarti, and 40 savory quiche squares. The nail salon I go to is having their 5th year anniversary. It's the same woman that I did a deal for last month, just a different shop. I really don't like those pinwheel things  :( I think I will do the RB with the roasted tomato tortillas, the ham with flour, and the turkey with spinach, just so the tray doesn't look so drab. Doing the quiche squares for those who don't eat meat....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 17, 2010, 02:20:25 PM
Sounds lovely Deb! 

I swear, as much as I wash my hands it takes more than 24 hours for that pepper oil to leave my hands, so I always use gloves now. 

The worst is when you take out your contact quickly, and don't realize your hands still have that oil, then they marinate in it over night.  The next morning is no fun.  Yowzas!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 17, 2010, 07:31:20 PM
Sounds lovely Deb! 

I swear, as much as I wash my hands it takes more than 24 hours for that pepper oil to leave my hands, so I always use gloves now. 

The worst is when you take out your contact quickly, and don't realize your hands still have that oil, then they marinate in it over night.  The next morning is no fun.  Yowzas!


I've had my lenses in since before Christmas. I really need to get to the eye doctor, and order some new ones. Good thing I don't ever get much buildup on my lenses.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on March 17, 2010, 08:19:48 PM
Deb, do you have the recipe for the blueberry cheesecake muffins?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 17, 2010, 08:42:23 PM
Deb, do you have the recipe for the blueberry cheesecake muffins?


I soooo badly cheat on these things!

They are those Martha White packets in the baking aisle in the grocery. The are called blueberry cheesecake muffins. I add whatever the milk quantity is, I think it's half a cup, and for two packets, I add a half pint container of fresh blueberries. The packet has little chunks of a cream cheese mixture. Two packets makes a dozen regular size muffins and about 3 dozen minis. One packet is $.78!! at Walmart.

Follow the baking directions.

The glaze is nothing but lemon juice and powdered sugar. Drizzle on the top while still warm.

They also come in a strawberry cheesecake, but I don't like adding the fresh strawberries. They don't back very well.

There is an apple cinnamon though that I like, and I add some extra cinnamon and small chunks of fresh Granny Smith apples.

I have tried the Orange Cranberry and added craisins and done an orange glaze and they are really good too.  :drool:



Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on March 18, 2010, 12:55:35 PM
Add as mall onion, finely diced, and that's how i make my guacamole.

The only difference is I use red onions, hot sauce, and, of course, mash it up.  I add the tomatos after the "cados" are smashed up (folded in).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 20, 2010, 08:50:41 AM
RIBS.  Slow cooked, 4-5 hours at 250 degrees on the BBQ, with dry rub for starters and mesquite chips for smoke.  Basted in apple juice every hour.  Finished with a hot/sweet (think cayenne and ginger) sauce for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Let rest for 15 minutes.  Meat is literally falling off the bone at that point.

Make up some nice homemade macaroni and cheese, and add a side of grilled onion and zucchini.  Heaven.

Pure heaven.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 20, 2010, 11:39:50 AM
 :drool:


May need to pick up some ribs at the grocery today....haven't fixed them in a long time.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Flame on March 20, 2010, 03:16:40 PM
Birthday week in the Flame household starts today, so we are doing one combine birthday dinner, out to a japanese steak house.  =)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: ColonialMarine0431 on March 20, 2010, 04:30:45 PM
NY strip steak, grilled rare. Potato with sour cream and real bacon bits. Caesar salad.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 20, 2010, 05:56:56 PM
Pulled pork and tater tots :hi5:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on March 21, 2010, 11:23:06 AM
  Take out as we want to watch a movie, Chinese, Chow Mien, egg rolls, fried rice and chicken wings. I hope some Egg fu young and perhaps some Sub Gum.

I wish I could find a place that makes Filipino food---Lumpia--or rice with coconut as a loaf.
[ when I lived in Hawaii I had a friend that took me to the Pinapple Plantations and this was served to the workers. ]     Never could find that food again and in the Phillipeans it is unknown.
    The hot sauce the Laos make,  some of the Cambodian spices  that are not to be sold in stores.

I am not a fan of Japanese cooking, but some Korean Kim Che without the anchovies is to drool over.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on March 21, 2010, 12:28:54 PM
T-bone steaks with home-made steak fries.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on March 23, 2010, 07:08:18 PM
Campbells' chicken and rice soup :(  In a rush when I left the house for work...so that's what I grabbed.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: crockspot on March 26, 2010, 02:13:33 PM
Picked up some cod at the store, going to try brushing it with a mixture of orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs, then baking.

Will have it with some whole grain and wild mushroom pilaf, broccoli, a whole wheat roll, soy milk, and some fruit for dessert.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on March 26, 2010, 02:21:41 PM
Picked up some cod at the store, going to try brushing it with a mixture of orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs, then baking.

Will have it with some whole grain and wild mushroom pilaf, broccoli, a whole wheat roll, soy milk, and some fruit for dessert.

Codpieces?  :uhsure:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: crockspot on March 26, 2010, 02:41:19 PM
Codpieces?  :uhsure:

Pieces of cod.... fish...  ::)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 26, 2010, 03:14:35 PM
Haven't looked at the menu tonight.  I got a free appetizer and dessert from a restaurant here in town for winning a trivia contest a few weeks back.  Thinking I might want to spend it tonight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 26, 2010, 03:33:57 PM
Pieces of cod.... fish...  ::)


Hey, Crocks....how are you feeling? I was wondering about you yesterday, cause I haven't seen any of your posts.....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on March 26, 2010, 04:20:44 PM
I'm gonna head over to the Chico State farm and get me some beef.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on March 26, 2010, 06:32:03 PM
Picked up some cod at the store, going to try brushing it with a mixture of orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs, then baking.

Will have it with some whole grain and wild mushroom pilaf, broccoli, a whole wheat roll, soy milk, and some fruit for dessert.

I have to laugh when I think of Cod.    A very wormy fish depending  on the time the wild is caught.    When caught in the very cold water they have few worms, when caught in warm waters, one has to spend an hour with tweezers to get all the worms out.

After all my years around fisherman the only fish, fresh or frozen that I will eat is Haddock.  Tuna I leave out as I do eat it but it comes in a Pouch with sunflower oil----YUMM.

Did you know that farmed Alasken Salmon is dyed to resemble the wild caught.?   Farmed Salmon is gray in color, something in their diets at farms is missing.---------One can ask if the missing food is causing the Salmon to have less nutriments.

When you buy fish, the controll is of all things the Federal Commerce Department or some such department that has no link to the Federal food and drugs.

Cod caught wild in the North Sea in the month of January, I would consider eating.





Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 26, 2010, 06:36:57 PM
I always liked Haddock...but have not had it in years. It was one of those fish that we ate on Fridays when I was a kid.

Ever since I found out that not all restaurants serve real salmon, but some other fish that is cut and dyed to look like salmon, and having had some that I know wasn't salmon....I don't order it any more.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on March 26, 2010, 07:03:39 PM
I always liked Haddock...but have not had it in years. It was one of those fish that we ate on Fridays when I was a kid.

Ever since I found out that not all restaurants serve real salmon, but some other fish that is cut and dyed to look like salmon, and having had some that I know wasn't salmon....I don't order it any more.



Kind of a shame Debk that inlanders have no idea what they are eating.

Up here where I am at we go fishing about 15-20 miles out.   First thing one learns is to not hit the bottom with your hook and bait.     The bottom is for the ground feeders and in this area means the what we call them ground sharks.   

These guys weight in at about 10 pounds and are one hell of a fighter.  Most people let them go, what good are they, and, the can bite off a finger a few hours after being out of the water.

The Asians up here go fishing for them, they can take a fillet of them and you can swear you are eating prime fish.

When it comes to relly  knowing what kind of seafood you are eating, a Lobster or a crab, or crab legs is about the closest you will get unless you catch that seafood yourself.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on March 26, 2010, 09:38:11 PM
I'm making pork chops with caramelized onions.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 26, 2010, 09:40:16 PM
Mmmm, caramelized onions.  Great on burgers.

I bought a sirloin roast the other day and forgot about it during the week.  Heating up the oven now. :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on March 26, 2010, 09:43:24 PM
Great idea, Chris.

Maybe I'll make some hamburgers with caramelized onions next weekend.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 26, 2010, 09:49:55 PM
Caramelized onions and chipotle bbq sauce is pretty good.

My favorite burger sounds a little off-putting until you try it... red onion slices, chopped jalapeno peppers, melted nacho cheese, and a dab of sour cream.  Delicious.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: crockspot on March 26, 2010, 09:50:56 PM

Hey, Crocks....how are you feeling? I was wondering about you yesterday, cause I haven't seen any of your posts.....

Not bad, weaning myself off pain killers, still have a little angina now and then. Popping a nitro tab makes it go away. I start cardiac rehab any time now, just waiting for the paperwork to get from my cardiologist to the nurses at the rehab place.

I usually post in the DUmp forum.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 26, 2010, 10:06:10 PM
Not bad, weaning myself off pain killers, still have a little angina now and then. Popping a nitro tab makes it go away. I start cardiac rehab any time now, just waiting for the paperwork to get from my cardiologist to the nurses at the rehab place.

I usually post in the DUmp forum.

Good to hear you are improving. I was just concerned.


Y'all are making me hungry!!! I had a steamed bag of sweet peas with sliced mushrooms in garlic butter sauce and in ice cream sandwich.

One more Friday without meat. I didn't goof up once this Lent....so far. I don't eat meat every day, but there is something about giving it up, that makes me crave it on that day. It's driving the "boys" crazy too.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 26, 2010, 10:28:23 PM
What about the burgers with the bleu cheese INSIDE them?  And of course, bacony goodness on top.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 26, 2010, 10:37:15 PM
What about the burgers with the bleu cheese INSIDE them?  And of course, bacony goodness on top.


OMG!!!!!

Went to a super upscale new bar downtown a couple of weeks ago....and AFTER midnight had this incredible burger.

Medium rare ground round with oodles of worchestershire sauce mixed into it. On a thin Kaiser roll, with red onion, crumbled Feta, plum tomato, and leaf lettuce.

Granted, I was craving meat....but it was a "to die for" burger!!!!  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 26, 2010, 10:45:14 PM
You kiddin?  I haven't BBQ'ed a burger without Worcestershire sauce in I don't know how long. 

Speaking of upscale burger joints, it kind of pissed me off that the Mirage in Vegas took out the tiger exhibit in the hotel and turned it into a burger joint.  Now if you want to see the tigers, you've got to pay the $15 admission.

Or maybe they're making tiger burgers.  Who knows?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 26, 2010, 10:49:34 PM
I don't think I've ever put Worcestershire sauce on a burger... just never occurred to me.  I think A1 is just W-sauce and ketchup mixed together, anyway.  Not exactly great stuff.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 26, 2010, 10:50:21 PM
You kiddin?  I haven't BBQ'ed a burger without Worcestershire sauce in I don't know how long. 

Speaking of upscale burger joints, it kind of pissed me off that the Mirage in Vegas took out the tiger exhibit in the hotel and turned it into a burger joint.  Now if you want to see the tigers, you've got to pay the $15 admission.

Or maybe they're making tiger burgers.  Who knows?


I've always put worchestershire sauce in them too. But this was A LOT in it. As in dump in the whole bottle....sounds like it would be gross, because it was so much....but it was delicious. I always heavy (for me) salt and pepper red meat, and it didn't need either.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 26, 2010, 10:53:52 PM
Problem with that is if you get someone with a high blood pressure issue, that's not a good thing.  One thing I don't like is when people try to hide the flavor of the meat with stuff like that.  I use spices, etc., to try to ENHANCE, not hide.

Probably why, when in the frozen tundra of Iowa, I would have cut the Worcestershire down to the bare minimum, had I been able to use that beef.  Here, I'll use a bit more.  Pretty much how I use my spices when I cook seafood.  Here, the need for spices or stuff to "hide" the fish taste is almost nonexistent, because in most cases it's so fresh.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 26, 2010, 10:57:20 PM
Problem with that is if you get someone with a high blood pressure issue, that's not a good thing.  One thing I don't like is when people try to hide the flavor of the meat with stuff like that.  I use spices, etc., to try to ENHANCE, not hide.

Probably why, when in the frozen tundra of Iowa, I would have cut the Worcestershire down to the bare minimum, had I been able to use that beef.  Here, I'll use a bit more.  Pretty much how I use my spices when I cook seafood.  Here, the need for spices or stuff to "hide" the fish taste is almost nonexistent, because in most cases it's so fresh.

I never used A-1 on neat until I moved here. I just can't get beef like I grew up with, or have had when I went back to the midwest.

I don't have high blood pressure, but I do have to watch my salt intake, as I take lasix 2x's a day.

That burger was soooo worth it though... :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 26, 2010, 10:58:27 PM
I don't think I've ever put Worcestershire sauce on a burger... just never occurred to me.  I think A1 is just W-sauce and ketchup mixed together, anyway.  Not exactly great stuff.

I'll throw 2-3 tablespoons per pound of ground beef, a little more if you're using the lower fat hamburger.  I also like just a bit of seasoned salt and about 1 tsp of Tabasco, maybe some onion (either fresh or dehydrated) and a bit of garlic powder.

And no, A1 isn't that-- too much vinegar in there.  If I'm going to put sauce on a steak, I'll take Bearnaise, if I'm not eating prime rib.  If I am eating prime rib, it's straight horseradish and a little bit of au jus.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 26, 2010, 11:01:10 PM
I never used A-1 on neat until I moved here. I just can't get beef like I grew up with, or have had when I went back to the midwest.

I don't have high blood pressure, but I do have to watch my salt intake, as I take lasix 2x's a day.

That burger was soooo worth it though... :drool:

That's my problem.  I was spoiled for good meat before I moved here.  If I'm spending $10/lb for ribeye (or more), it better be fork tender.  The reason steak tips are so popular in New England is because it's their way of admitting the meat SUCKS.  I've tried local places, and any of them that are worth a damn get their meat shipped in.  Good luck finding anyplace that sells a side of beef, or even a quarter.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 26, 2010, 11:09:03 PM
I found a cheap cut of meat that has the same marbling and flavor of a ribeye.  If you can find eye of chuck (not chuck round, chuck filet, or chuck whatever), it sells for about $4 a pound here.  Pretty cheap when you compare it to a ribeye sells for -- about $7+ per pound.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on March 26, 2010, 11:11:20 PM
I use basically the same mix as Sparky. Some Worcestershire, teriyaki and soy sauce (a small portion of both) and a bit of Tabasco in a spray bottle while cooking and throw some Lawry's salt on both sides.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on March 26, 2010, 11:11:56 PM
I found a cheap cut of meat that has the same marbling and flavor of a ribeye.  If you can find eye of chuck (not chuck round, chuck filet, or chuck whatever), it sells for about $4 a pound here.  Pretty cheap when you compare it to a ribeye sells for -- about $7+ per pound.

$7/lb ribeye?  Not around here.  More like $8-9 if we're lucky.  And I don't have it all that often.  I actually prefer a nice London Broil, as long as it's done on a low heat, or a sirloin which I have a killer beer sauce for.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on March 29, 2010, 03:05:01 PM
I found a cheap cut of meat that has the same marbling and flavor of a ribeye.  If you can find eye of chuck (not chuck round, chuck filet, or chuck whatever), it sells for about $4 a pound here.  Pretty cheap when you compare it to a ribeye sells for -- about $7+ per pound.

We have the University Farm (Chico) right down the road from work. I stopped by there on fri and picked up a couple of boneless chuck roasts for $2.50 lb. I did one of them in the oven with beef broth. Best I've ever had.
They also had flank and skirt for 4.50 lb (picked up 2 ea), not cheap but beats the hell out of the grocery stores. I'll probably make Mechaca tacos out of one of the flanks.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on March 29, 2010, 03:15:57 PM
I roasted a top sirloin roast to medium rare the other day... it was pretty damn good.  Got some chuck steaks in the fridge at home, but I'm working late and probably won't get to them until tomorrow.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on March 29, 2010, 06:05:45 PM
I baked a lasagna yesterday....so I had leftovers... :-)

I used Barilla no-bake noodles...and they were great...tasted like home-made pasta.  This was my first time using the no-bake variety, so I wasn't sure about it...but would certainly buy these again.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on April 14, 2010, 07:28:41 PM
I baked a lasagna yesterday....so I had leftovers... :-)

I used Barilla no-bake noodles...and they were great...tasted like home-made pasta.  This was my first time using the no-bake variety, so I wasn't sure about it...but would certainly buy these again.

I found an easy way to get your own no-bake lasagna noodles.  I've actually been doing it for years, just because I hated touching those slimy cooked noodles. :(

Just soak the noodles in warm water in the lasagna pan while you're making the fixings.  By the time that's done, the noodles are perfect. Not slimy, but work good, I just make sure my tomato mixture is pretty saucy.

Gosh, I haven't made lasagna in awhile, sounds good.    :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 14, 2010, 09:40:08 PM
Butterscotch pudding...snack pack.  And ice cold milk.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: SilverOrchid on April 14, 2010, 10:07:15 PM
I made fried fish for dinner. It was nice to see my daughter eat fish not in stick form.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on April 14, 2010, 10:30:50 PM
I made fried fish for dinner. It was nice to see my daughter eat fish not in stick form.

"Have you ever seen a minced fish?"

Those commercials are too cute.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: SilverOrchid on April 15, 2010, 02:28:18 PM
LOL! Yeah, that little girl is funny!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on April 16, 2010, 09:01:56 AM
Baked haddock and cheesy broccoli rice, maybe a salad if the bag-o-salad hasn't walked it's way out of the fridge yet, otherwise some other form of veggie.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on April 19, 2010, 06:17:11 PM
I found an easy way to get your own no-bake lasagna noodles.  I've actually been doing it for years, just because I hated touching those slimy cooked noodles. :(

Just soak the noodles in warm water in the lasagna pan while you're making the fixings.  By the time that's done, the noodles are perfect. Not slimy, but work good, I just make sure my tomato mixture is pretty saucy.

Gosh, I haven't made lasagna in awhile, sounds good.    :drool:

I have used regular lasagna noodles for as long as I can remember with out boiling them first.  I have an easy recipe that my Mom gave me that calls for un-cooked lasagna noodles and that is what I have used.  I think you add a little water to the sauce and it steams the noodles. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on April 20, 2010, 06:55:08 AM
I have used regular lasagna noodles for as long as I can remember with out boiling them first.  I have an easy recipe that my Mom gave me that calls for un-cooked lasagna noodles and that is what I have used.  I think you add a little water to the sauce and it steams the noodles. 

I have seen the devise advertised on TV and sold at wallmart that is a simple plastic clear tube with a screw top.   One places pasta into the tube and adds hot water.  By follwing directions for the timing one has perfectly cooked pasta without having to man handle a gallon of boiling water.

The cost of this devise is around $20.00, the cost of a plastic container with a top that is made to hold other food is around $5.00.   So I experimented and these cheap containers that work just as well.   I do question how the use of very little water can change the taste or nutrition of a pasta product.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: crockspot on April 21, 2010, 10:13:38 PM
Pan sauteed swai, and salad greens with a balsamic vinigarette.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on April 22, 2010, 07:16:09 PM
Pan sauteed swai...

I had to look that up   :tongue:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on April 23, 2010, 05:54:27 AM
I had to look that up   :tongue:

I am afraid to know what that is, Last time I ate something odd and asked what Chitterlings were was around the time someone served me Sweet Breads. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on April 23, 2010, 06:31:52 PM
Pan sauteed swai, and salad greens with a balsamic vinigarette.

well laaa te daaa...

 :tongue:

I had takeout...chinese chicken chow mein and and eggroll....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris on April 23, 2010, 06:33:31 PM
Frozen lasagna.  Mmmm.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on April 26, 2010, 05:07:00 PM
We had cedar plank BBQ rainbow trout, that I caught, no damn "swai".    :fuelfire:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on April 27, 2010, 05:37:21 AM
We had cedar plank BBQ rainbow trout, that I caught, no damn "swai".    :fuelfire:


 :drool:



We had 8oz ground round burgers that I marinated in worchestershire sauce for about 10 minutes, topped with barely melted Carolina Blue cheese (got it at the Asheville Farmer's Market - it's white cheddar and bleu combined  :drool:) set on top of sauteed mushrooms and onions on a bed of buttered linguine. Romaine with blush wine vinegrette on the side.

I've been watching "Chopped" on the Food Channel.... :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on April 28, 2010, 10:28:08 PM

 :drool:



We had 8oz ground round burgers that I marinated in worchestershire sauce for about 10 minutes, topped with barely melted Carolina Blue cheese (got it at the Asheville Farmer's Market - it's white cheddar and bleu combined  :drool:) set on top of sauteed mushrooms and onions on a bed of buttered linguine. Romaine with blush wine vinegrette on the side.

I've been watching "Chopped" on the Food Channel.... :-)

Wow, an 8 oz. burger?  You have good appetites and must have active lifestyles for certain!  Good on ya, I remember when I could eat anything and everything!  Then not so much as an old fart.   :p

Enjoy for me  :cheersmate:

I also enjoy Food Network's competition shows (except that stupid cake one).

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on April 29, 2010, 02:32:00 AM
Wow, an 8 oz. burger?  You have good appetites and must have active lifestyles for certain!  Good on ya, I remember when I could eat anything and everything!  Then not so much as an old fart.   :p

Enjoy for me  :cheersmate:

I also enjoy Food Network's competition shows (except that stupid cake one).




I only ate half of mine.

I bought them already made from Sam's fresh meat department. They are really good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on April 29, 2010, 05:20:12 PM
Ate at the hospital cafeteria tonight..

a cup of lobster bisque soup and a small portion of plaintains.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on May 15, 2010, 05:33:55 PM
Homemade hot wings, fries, carrots and celery with ranch dressing.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 15, 2010, 05:48:55 PM
Burger and fries :p
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cavegal on May 15, 2010, 06:22:55 PM
Pot Roast.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 18, 2010, 05:06:47 PM
Fried catfish, hush puppies, and green bean casserole :II:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on May 18, 2010, 05:54:18 PM
Hot dogs.  But leftover ribs with mac and cheese for lunch tomorrow at work.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 18, 2010, 05:55:32 PM
I really want to try fried mac and cheese, but it's not something I have lying around.  It just looks so good.

Damn you, Food Network.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on May 18, 2010, 06:46:55 PM
Spaghetti with beef/IS marinara, spinach salad and those New York breadsticks.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cavegal on May 18, 2010, 06:55:19 PM
Trout.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: TimeOfTheEye on June 03, 2010, 01:32:50 PM
Homemade Blueberry Pancakes(batter will be home made and everything)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on June 03, 2010, 02:57:14 PM
I really want to try fried mac and cheese, but it's not something I have lying around.  It just looks so good.

Damn you, Food Network.


How on earth do you FRY mac and cheese, sounds French Canadian to me.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 03, 2010, 03:02:19 PM
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Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 04, 2010, 06:45:03 AM
Tonight: Chili burritos.

Tomorrow:  Steak and twice-baked potatoes.

Sunday:  Garlic-Lime Chicken and pasta.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Scoobie on June 04, 2010, 07:08:55 AM
Tonight: Chili burritos.

Tomorrow:  Steak and twice-baked potatoes.

Sunday:  Garlic-Lime Chicken and pasta.


Mmmmm....I'm on my way.   :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 04, 2010, 08:15:59 AM

Mmmmm....I'm on my way.   :yum:

Note: NO LOBSTER.  Although I do have about a pound of lobster meat in the freezer.  And NO, I will NOT use Old Bay.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on June 04, 2010, 08:54:57 PM
Kid says "Heart attack on a plate!"

No fooling!   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 04, 2010, 09:46:55 PM
Ribeye medium rare, with a little blue cheese butter melted.  Home grown zucchini and cherry tomatos in packets of foil with butter, lemon, and Parmesan.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on June 08, 2010, 10:07:39 AM
Baby Back Ribs. Dad and bro are coming up to the house today (my brother hasen't seen the house since we did the addon/bath remodel). We're also going to take my nephew (almost 5) fishing at a local lake.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on June 08, 2010, 05:12:32 PM
Leftover eggplant parm and broccoli rabe sauteed in garlic and olive oil.

I used extra cheese on the eggplant...Yummmmmmm

I didn't pack enough for dinner though as I am still hungry... :(
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 19, 2010, 10:11:48 AM
Tonight--Angel-hair pasta tossed with a lemon artichoke pesto and topped with grilled salmon, salad on the side.

Tomorrow--Beer-can chicken and homemade potato salad.

All this week--Leftovers and LOTS of chicken sandwiches.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 19, 2010, 08:02:52 PM
I made picante chicken in the crock pot.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 19, 2010, 09:41:05 PM
I was wanting comfort food and cooking therapy...

Did a baked mac and cheese. Sauteed chopped onions and mushrooms in butter, added chopped garlic and spinach, cooked it for a few minutes, added cooked macaroni and seasonings. Made a white sauce that I added cheddar, mozzarella, parmesean and hot sauce. Mixed it in with the other stuff, put in a baking dish, spinkled garlic herb bread crumbs on top and baked it at 350 for 45 minutes. Ended up with 2 sticks of butter in all and LOTS of cheese.

Made a Paula Deen dessert thing, that I kind of changed. Chocolate fudge cake mix that I added a stick of melted butter and and egg, stirred together and patted out in a 9x13 pan. Melted about a 1/3c orange marmalade in the microwave, added some Cointreau, spread it over the chocolate stuff. Mixed up a cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar batter that I added mini chocolate chips and white Creme de Cocoa to, poured over the other stuff, and baked it. It had 2 sticks of butter too.

I decided that since it was comfort food....there were no calories.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it..... :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 20, 2010, 08:55:20 AM
Anybody ever try to make potato salad without red spuds?  I'm hoping to use what I have in the house and all I've got are russets.

Meh--I'll make it work.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 20, 2010, 10:29:44 AM
Anybody ever try to make potato salad without red spuds?  I'm hoping to use what I have in the house and all I've got are russets.

Meh--I'll make it work.


Yes.....just don't cook them too long, or they will be mushy...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on June 21, 2010, 02:20:33 PM
This is a potato salad that I make all the time, and it REQUIRES russets:

Boil the russets in their jackets until fork-tender. I usually do about 5 lbs. at a whack.

Meanwhile, make up a mirepoix of 1.5 cups each of diced celery, bell pepper, and leeks. Make sure to clean the leeks thoroughly before dicing as they tend to gather dirt up in the layers.

When the taters are done, peel them while hot (DO NOT RINSE!) and cut into 1/2 inch chunks. Obviously, you'll want to either peel the taters with a towel over your hand or use a fork to hold the tater while you peel it with a butter knife.

Season liberally with kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper. Screw that white pepper shit.

Add somewhere between 2-3 cups of real mayonnaise, depending on taste, to the HOT potatoes. Fold in to combine, without breaking up the taters. Let sit a few minutes while you prepare a small bunch of fresh dill. Don't rinse the dill because that just results in a mess. Just give them a rough chop and try to avoid the bigger stems. Separate the tiny spines as much as possible.

Add the mirepoix to the tater/mayo mixture. Add the dill. Fold carefully to combine.

Adjust seasonings, and you're done.

Adding the mayo to the hot potatoes results in the mayo "soaking" in and makes for a nice chunky salad without being soupy or too mayo-ee.

The leeks and the dill make the salad oh-so-dee-lish.  :drool:

Option: If you like your tater salad with a bite of vinegar (sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't), you can add a quarter to a half cup of red wine vinegar to the taters after you've added the mayo. Let sit to soak in.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 21, 2010, 02:32:44 PM
Hmmm. I dearly love good potato salad and I truly hate to make it.

You are the second person in less than a week who's told me to leave the skins on when boiling, then peel.  :bow:

I like eggs and mustard in mine too. No pickles.

Get on that will you and send it to me.... :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 21, 2010, 02:38:34 PM
Hmmm. I dearly love good potato salad and I truly hate to make it.

You are the second person in less than a week who's told me to leave the skins on when boiling, then peel.  :bow:

I like eggs and mustard in mine too. No pickles.

Get on that will you and send it to me.... :-)

It is a bit more suck work to do it that way, but that way the taters don't get gummy on the outside. 

I love potato salad. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on June 21, 2010, 02:41:54 PM
You are on the wrong end of the state, m'dear.

Mrs E and I were in Jackson, TN, over the weekend. It was the first time I'd been there since we left in March, 2000. I have grown VERY FOND of that town....

Anyway, I made up a batch of tater salad. It was good y'all. (Practicing for retirement.)

Oh, homey don't do eggs in tater salad. Reminds me of egg salad, and homey don't do egg salad. My mother used to hard boil a dozen eggs and put 'em all into her tater salad. Yuck.

Mustard, once in a very great while, is acceptable. But not to the point that it's yellow. If I want the acid bite, I'll do the red wine vinegar.

Pickles, sweet or dill? Fuggedaboudit.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 21, 2010, 02:44:19 PM
You are on the wrong end of the state, m'dear.

Mrs E and I were in Jackson, TN, over the weekend. It was the first time I'd been there since we left in March, 2000. I have grown VERY FOND of that town....

Anyway, I made up a batch of tater salad. It was good y'all. (Practicing for retirement.)

Oh, homey don't do eggs in tater salad. Reminds me of egg salad, and homey don't do egg salad. My mother used to hard boil a dozen eggs and put 'em all into her tater salad. Yuck.

Mustard, once in a very great while, is acceptable. But not to the point that it's yellow. If I want the acid bite, I'll do the red wine vinegar.

I like the egg white....not the yolk. When I make egg salad, I dump out about half of the yolks.

When I have "over-easy eggs"...it looks like some kid's plate. All the white is very neatly gone, with that big glob of yellow still on the plate.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 21, 2010, 02:46:14 PM
I love all types of tater salad, but my handmedown does have aigs in it.  And pickles.  And yellow mustard. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on June 21, 2010, 02:47:31 PM
I love all types of tater salad, but my handmedown does have aigs in it.  And pickles.  And yellow mustard. 

Try it my way. You'll never go back. To aigs. Pickles. And mustard.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 21, 2010, 02:56:32 PM
Try it my way. You'll never go back. To aigs. Pickles. And mustard.



Oh, I make it very similar to your way too, but without celery.  I will toss in a little celery seed though.  The aig way was the way my grandma learned me.  So I make it when I am feeling sentimental.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on June 21, 2010, 02:57:39 PM
Oh, I make it very similar to your way too, but without celery.  I will toss in a little celery seed though.  The aig way was the way my grandma learned me.  So I make it when I am feeling sentimental.

 :hi5:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on June 21, 2010, 04:10:19 PM
:hi5:

I have been trying to get away from potatoes for a while and get Hubby into brown rice that he is not thrilled with.

So I made up a pot of brown rice that had 2 tbs. of butter, and 3 leaves of Kale.

I made the same amount of white rice with same amount of butter, a chopped onion and celery.  I mixed both white and brown rice in a bowl to gether and served  it with chunks of home made chicken from the soup I had made the other day.  Hubby loved it and ate seconds.

Now I am wondering if I can make potato salad and some how substitute rice for potato's.   Has anyone any ideas???
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 21, 2010, 04:12:59 PM
I have been trying to get away from potatoes for a while and get Hubby into brown rice that he is not thrilled with.

So I made up a pot of brown rice that had 2 tbs. of butter, and 3 leaves of Kale.

I made the same amount of white rice with same amount of butter, a chopped onion and celery.  I mixed both white and brown rice in a bowl to gether and served  it with chunks of home made chicken from the soup I had made the other day.  Hubby loved it and ate seconds.

Now I am wondering if I can make potato salad and some how substitute rice for potato's.   Has anyone any ideas???

I don't know about subbing rice for taters, but I have seen a lot of books that change out cauliflower for potatos. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 21, 2010, 04:44:17 PM
Made a "me only" batch, loaded-style.  Two potatoes, two eggs, some celery, green onions, mustard, mayo, bacon bits, shredded cheddar, salt and pepper to taste.

Oh, yes...oh, yes indeed.  Rest of that batch is going bye-bye tonight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on June 21, 2010, 05:04:17 PM
Tonight, Imitation Crabmeat salad...with lemon, olive oil, garlic and oregano.  I like it luke warm.  I think it's called Pollack....

For tomorrow, I defrosted pork loin cutlets....I'll beat them till they are  thin...bread them, fry them up....and serve with a simple green salad.  Kind of like a Milanese.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 21, 2010, 05:05:57 PM
Tonight, Imitation Crabmeat salad...with lemon, olive oil, garlic and oregano.  I like it luke warm.  I think it's called Pollack....

For tomorrow, I defrosted pork loin cutlets....I'll beat them till they are  thin...bread them, fry them up....and serve with a simple green salad.  Kind of like a Milanese.


I want some Italian cooking lessons from you... :-)


Made shrimp salad the other night....like crabmeat salad, it's such a good thing for summer.  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on June 21, 2010, 05:08:41 PM

I want some Italian cooking lessons from you... :-)


Made shrimp salad the other night....like crabmeat salad, it's such a good thing for summer.  :drool:

I learned from my mom...and she's an excellent cook.  My brother says I cook just like my mom...that's the best compliment I can ask for.

I love salads and fruits in the summer......
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 21, 2010, 05:29:40 PM
This is why I like living up here.  Seafood is comparatively inexpensive, and damned if it ain't fresh.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 21, 2010, 05:55:45 PM
This is why I like living up here.  Seafood is comparatively inexpensive, and damned if it ain't fresh.


so divine to live where you can get it fresh for real....not the frozen stuff that's been thawed.  :bawl:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 21, 2010, 07:55:06 PM
Did I happen to mention I can still get live lobsters for about $5.50 a pound at the grocery store?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 21, 2010, 08:08:38 PM
Did I happen to mention I can still get live lobsters for about $5.50 a pound at the grocery store?


 :hammer:

Did you happen to notice that I just smacked you up the side of the head? 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 21, 2010, 08:20:17 PM

 :hammer:

Did you happen to notice that I just smacked you up the side of the head? 

And I'll make sure to have Scoobie and Red tell ya how GOOOOOOODDDDDDDD they taste.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 21, 2010, 08:20:59 PM
And I'll make sure to have Scoobie and Red tell ya how GOOOOOOODDDDDDDD they taste.



 :bird:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on June 21, 2010, 08:42:27 PM
I skip the whole lobsters and go for the tails.

Costco has Maine lobster tails during the holidays...for about $15/lb  
Previously frozen, but they are huge and probably tasty....I practiced on smaller ones and they came out pretty good, restaurant style.  I may be daring and try a Surf and Turf next Christmas.  
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 21, 2010, 08:47:28 PM
I skip the whole lobsters and go for the tails.

Costco has Maine lobster tails during the holidays...for about $15/lb  
Previously frozen, but they are huge and probably tasty....I practiced on smaller ones and they came out pretty good, restaurant style.  I may be daring and try a Surf and Turf next Christmas.  

Runnin' Buddy and I ordered from a place, when we were up in Maine last summer, that sent fresh 1.5 pounders.

info@trentonbridgelobster.com


We were really pleased with the quality and how they were shipped. I think we are going to order from them again this summer. Our kids and some of their friends want to do it. We told them if they pay for ours too, we would cook them and do the rest of the meal.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Scoobie on June 21, 2010, 08:48:39 PM
And I'll make sure to have Scoobie and Red tell ya how GOOOOOOODDDDDDDD they taste.

Speaking of.....did I mention that I have to have fresh New Hampshire lobster at least on a monthly basis?


Time for another visit.  :-)


And deb, they were delicious. Didn't get a chance to have some of Sparky's famous lobster rolls though. That's still on my wish list.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 21, 2010, 08:49:34 PM
Speaking of.....did I mention that I have to have fresh New Hampshire lobster at least on a monthly basis?


Time for another visit.  :-)


And deb, they were delicious. Didn't get a chance to have some of Sparky's famous lobster rolls though. That's still on my wish list.


 :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Hawkgirl on June 21, 2010, 08:50:47 PM
I say we all meet in Maine during the Lobster festival... :hyper:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 21, 2010, 08:51:20 PM
I saw we all meet in Maine during the Lobster festival... :hyper:


Works for me.  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Scoobie on June 21, 2010, 09:26:17 PM

 :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

I guess I shouldn't mention then the teriyaki steak tips he made on the grill to go with the lobster...they literally melted in your mouth. Best. Steak. Ever. Well, next to the steak we had at Delmonico's in Vegas. Don't even get me started on those.  :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 21, 2010, 10:07:03 PM
Did I happen to mention I can still get live lobsters for about $5.50 a pound at the grocery store?

REALLY?????????


 :bird:

Not really, but damn if I haven't had a fresh lobstah since 98.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on June 21, 2010, 11:03:55 PM
Had hotdogs for dinner tonight. I know how to go gourmet.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 22, 2010, 04:21:39 PM
I skip the whole lobsters and go for the tails.

Costco has Maine lobster tails during the holidays...for about $15/lb  
Previously frozen, but they are huge and probably tasty....I practiced on smaller ones and they came out pretty good, restaurant style.  I may be daring and try a Surf and Turf next Christmas.  

You can keep the tails.  I'll take the claws and the arms.  Much tastier, much more tender and sweet.

I've got a pound of lobster meat in the fridge.  I'm thinking Lobster Newburg is a good thing to have this Sunday.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 22, 2010, 04:23:03 PM
You can keep the tails.  I'll take the claws and the arms.  Much tastier, much more tender and sweet.

I've got a pound of lobster meat in the fridge.  I'm thinking Lobster Newburg is a good thing to have this Sunday.


 :bawl: just color me green with jealousy.... :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 22, 2010, 04:24:51 PM

 :bawl: just color me green with jealousy.... :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

Actually, I think I found what I'd rather do, since I really don't feel like messing with sherry and white wine for Newburg sauce...

http://southernfood.about.com/od/lobsterrecipes/r/bl61230g.htm
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 22, 2010, 04:32:33 PM
Actually, I think I found what I'd rather do, since I really don't feel like messing with sherry and white wine for Newburg sauce...

http://southernfood.about.com/od/lobsterrecipes/r/bl61230g.htm


You know what would be even easier?

When my aunt and uncle were alive, they lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, right on the water, and trapped their own crabs.

My aunt made the best Crab Imperial I've ever had.

She would mix claw meat with chopped green pepper and pimento, a bit of pepper, and just enough mayonnaise to moisten it completely. She'd mound it up in the really big clam shells that she had picked up on the beach on Hatteras Island, then put buttered dried bread crumbs on top. Bake them for about 15 minutes at 350. Just enough to "bubble".

I've done the same thing, but added a little bit of green onion, parsley, and shrimp, and put in rameikins and bake for a bit longer. I've also done it with lobster tail meat instead of the crab.

It difficult to get decent crabmeat around here without paying a flipping fortune for it....canned is just not quite right for anything other than a dip.  :(
 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 22, 2010, 04:36:31 PM
Oh I love Crab Imperial.  Haven't had any since my last trip to DC.  And Sparky?  Can you please zip it about the danged lobstah????

Bad enough my Kittery family rubs it in, I don't need it here too.   :banghead:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 22, 2010, 04:41:00 PM
Speaking of.....did I mention that I have to have fresh New Hampshire lobster at least on a monthly basis?


Time for another visit.  :-)


And deb, they were delicious. Didn't get a chance to have some of Sparky's famous lobster rolls though. That's still on my wish list.

Yeah, but ya'll don't have FRANKFURTER rolls, which are like hot dog rolls, but you can grill the sides.

The "perfect" lobster roll:

(http://merecat.org/food/dining/lobster-rolls/maine/img/lobster-dock-roll.jpg)

Frankfurter roll, grilled with butter on the sides.  Lobster meat with just enough mayo to hold it together, no filler, no lettuce, no celery.

Oh, and you better make your plans NOW if you want to come up to Rockland.  Maine Lobster Festival is 4-8 August.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 22, 2010, 04:42:28 PM
Yeah, but ya'll don't have FRANKFURTER rolls, which are like hot dog rolls, but you can grill the sides.

The "perfect" lobster roll:

(http://merecat.org/food/dining/lobster-rolls/maine/img/lobster-dock-roll.jpg)

Frankfurter roll, grilled with butter on the sides.  Lobster meat with just enough mayo to hold it together, no filler, no lettuce, no celery.

Oh, and you better make your plans NOW if you want to come up to Rockland.  Maine Lobster Festival is 4-8 August.


:lalala:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 22, 2010, 04:45:03 PM
Oh I love Crab Imperial.  Haven't had any since my last trip to DC.  And Sparky?  Can you please zip it about the danged lobstah????

Bad enough my Kittery family rubs it in, I don't need it here too.   :banghead:

LOL...Kittery, huh?  Do they bust your chops about having to "suffer" through the likes of places like Bob's Clam Hut and Robert's Maine Grill 2 for 1 oysters every Monday?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 22, 2010, 04:46:28 PM
RB and I had lobster rolls up in Bar Harbour last summer.....OMG.... :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 23, 2010, 07:55:06 AM
LOL...Kittery, huh?  Do they bust your chops about having to "suffer" through the likes of places like Bob's Clam Hut and Robert's Maine Grill 2 for 1 oysters every Monday?


Yes, and they love to send me pics of their lobster dinners they eat up at camp.  Wearing their jackets on the 4th of July, when I am broiling.  Camp is on Sebec Lake.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 23, 2010, 09:57:20 AM

Yes, and they love to send me pics of their lobster dinners they eat up at camp.  Wearing their jackets on the 4th of July, when I am broiling.  Camp is on Sebec Lake.

Oh, that's right--I forgot to take pictures of those FOUR lobsters (averaged 2 1/2 lbs.) I cooked for Scoobie/Red and family.  Well, I actually got FIVE--one was a "cooker" (meaning it was dying/dead) so he told me to cook that one right away, and threw it in for free.  I did as soon as I got home and what's left of him is sitting in the freezer as we speak.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 23, 2010, 10:10:26 AM
Oh, that's right--I forgot to take pictures of those FOUR lobsters (averaged 2 1/2 lbs.) I cooked for Scoobie/Red and family.  Well, I actually got FIVE--one was a "cooker" (meaning it was dying/dead) so he told me to cook that one right away, and threw it in for free.  I did as soon as I got home and what's left of him is sitting in the freezer as we speak.


Damn good thing you're cute....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 23, 2010, 10:27:43 AM

Yes, and they love to send me pics of their lobster dinners they eat up at camp.  Wearing their jackets on the 4th of July, when I am broiling.  Camp is on Sebec Lake.

That's a beautiful area.  I need to start thinking about a day trip next weekend maybe.  I was thinking Conway, but the Massholes are gonna make that drive a nightmare, especially into and out of town.  Still too poor to take the Cog Railway up Mt. Washington, which IMHO is a tourist trap.

Maybe I'll just BBQ lots of stuff.

Ribeyes, anyone?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 23, 2010, 11:14:29 AM
Yeah, it is gorgeous.  I don't get up there often enough.  That camp has been around for generations.  It isn't a "summer home,"  it is A Camp. 

Ribeye?  No thanks.  I can get em here easy enough.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 23, 2010, 12:39:38 PM
Pfffft...

ribeye smibeye.  :whatever:





I do like ribeyes......and NY strips.......and nice 'n rare prime rib....

oh, hell....I just like food.  :drool:

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on June 23, 2010, 02:16:12 PM
 My wife is gone till tomorrow, possibly fri, she's going down to Sac for my fathers doctor meeting, so I'll probably do hotdogs and mac-n-cheese, the kid'll love it.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on June 23, 2010, 03:02:02 PM
Pfffft...

ribeye smibeye.  :whatever:





I do like ribeyes......and NY strips.......and nice 'n rare prime rib....

oh, hell....I just like food.  :drool:



Out here, the cut of meat known as "NY Strip" in some circles is known as "KC Strip."

I've always been partial to NY Strip, but KC Strip tastes pretty damned good, too.  :uhsure:       
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 23, 2010, 03:17:10 PM
Out here, the cut of meat known as "NY Strip" in some circles is known as "KC Strip."

I've always been partial to NY Strip, but KC Strip tastes pretty damned good, too.  :uhsure:       


Yeah....I'd never heard it referred to as a NY strip until I moved east.

I remember asking the meat dept guy what the difference was? He said he'd never heard of a "KC" strip but a "NY" strip was a mighty fine piece of steak.... :thatsright:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 08, 2010, 07:13:23 PM
Meatloaf and broccoli casserole :)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on July 08, 2010, 07:45:50 PM
Probably ordering in pizza. Don't have any food and don't want to get out in the weather.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on July 08, 2010, 08:45:05 PM
Cheesy poofs and beer. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on July 08, 2010, 10:33:14 PM
Meatloaf and broccoli casserole :)


That sounds really interesting, for sure!  How do you make it?   I'm guessing there is cheese involved, eh?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 14, 2010, 10:24:17 PM
Pork butt roasting in the oven with a generous layer of of hickory rub. :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 26, 2010, 05:55:00 PM
More pork... grilled pork chops and mashed taters with lots of garlic and butter.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on July 26, 2010, 08:02:41 PM
Leftover sweet corn and cod chowder. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on July 26, 2010, 10:21:51 PM
Leftover sweet corn and cod chowder. 

I'm coming to your place.

Girlfriend and I had pepperoni pizza from Papa Murphy's.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on July 27, 2010, 07:08:32 AM
Grilled chicken and mozzarella ravioli in an Alfredo sauce, with salad and Italian bread.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on July 27, 2010, 07:51:07 AM
I'm coming to your place.

Girlfriend and I had pepperoni pizza from Papa Murphy's.

No more left.  BTW, Kroger has a good sale on Cod right now, and well, you know you can buy corn for cheap.  It was quite thrifty as well.   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on July 27, 2010, 10:07:17 AM
I'm coming to your place.

Girlfriend and I had pepperoni pizza from Papa Murphy's.


Get the Chicago.................................................... :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 30, 2010, 05:57:30 PM
Finishing off the last of the tenderloin... pork, beautiful pork.  And bacon-and-cheese potatoes, too.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on July 30, 2010, 06:58:39 PM
Teriyaki steak tips, loaded baked potato, spanakopita appetizer, and salad.

Oh, yummy, delicious, tasty, tender steak tips.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on July 30, 2010, 09:35:34 PM
Teriyaki steak tips, loaded baked potato, spanakopita appetizer, and salad.

Oh, yummy, delicious, tasty, tender steak tips.

We have got to find out what restaurant Sparky goes to.

Or he has a girlfriend that is a chief in a fine dining establishment.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 02, 2010, 05:41:55 PM
Picked up some "seasoned" turkey burgers to try, along with some stinky cheese and bacon.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: soleil on August 15, 2010, 06:48:38 PM
Tonight we are grilling country stlye ribs, baked beans, and tater salad.Mmm!!

We grill every weekend. Rain or shine. Cold or hot. It is my husband's thing. He has to do it. And I am not about to complain!! ;)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on August 15, 2010, 11:20:59 PM
Tonight we are grilling country stlye ribs, baked beans, and tater salad.Mmm!!

We grill every weekend. Rain or shine. Cold or hot. It is my husband's thing. He has to do it. And I am not about to complain!! ;)

Lucky you!

We had leftovers  :bawl:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: littlelamb on August 16, 2010, 12:32:29 AM
We had my son's birthday party and he wanted Italian so we had lasagne,salad and homemade garlic bread yum
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on August 16, 2010, 12:36:49 PM
We have got to find out what restaurant Sparky goes to.

Or he has a girlfriend that is a chief in a fine dining establishment.

Neither.  I do my own cooking.  I might go out maybe once a month--although the last time I went out was to Windjammer's here in town.  They do a really good fried haddock. 

No, this one is from last night...

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m46/occasparky/0815001706.jpg)

Lobster casserole:

8 oz lobster meat cut into chunks at room temperature
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tsp fresh chopped parsley
1 clove garlic minced fine
2 Tbsp bread crumbs
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste (white pepper preferred)

Melt 2 Tbsp of the butter with the parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in a saucepan.  DO NOT ALLOW TO BROWN.  Once melted, mix the lobster in and coat lobster with the mixture.  Pour into buttered casserole dish.  Top with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, and dot the top with the remaining Tbsp of butter.

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese is browned (I used shaved parmesan rather than the grated stuff.)

Of course, in addition to that I have the fries, and instead of cole slaw I went ahead and made a little tomato-basil-mozzarella salad with a bit of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Yeah, it didn't last long, lemme tell ya.  Eat your heart out, Newick's. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 16, 2010, 01:01:33 PM
Neither.  I do my own cooking.  I might go out maybe once a month--although the last time I went out was to Windjammer's here in town.  They do a really good fried haddock. 

No, this one is from last night...

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m46/occasparky/0815001706.jpg)

Lobster casserole:

8 oz lobster meat cut into chunks at room temperature
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tsp fresh chopped parsley
1 clove garlic minced fine
2 Tbsp bread crumbs
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste (white pepper preferred)

Melt 2 Tbsp of the butter with the parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in a saucepan.  DO NOT ALLOW TO BROWN.  Once melted, mix the lobster in and coat lobster with the mixture.  Pour into buttered casserole dish.  Top with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, and dot the top with the remaining Tbsp of butter.

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese is browned (I used shaved parmesan rather than the grated stuff.)

Of course, in addition to that I have the fries, and instead of cole slaw I went ahead and made a little tomato-basil-mozzarella salad with a bit of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Yeah, it didn't last long, lemme tell ya.  Eat your heart out, Newick's. 


 :drool:

I think I can get a flight out of here to NH....want a visitor to cook for?  :uhsure:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on August 16, 2010, 02:55:25 PM
Then I won't tell you about the lobster roll I had for lunch before heading into work tonight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on August 16, 2010, 03:07:42 PM
Then I won't tell you about the lobster roll I had for lunch before heading into work tonight.

What ever happend to the lobster pie that was made with a cream sauce.?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on August 16, 2010, 03:11:07 PM
What ever happend to the lobster pie that was made with a cream sauce.?

Meh--too much of a PITA.  If you're going to do that, just make Lobster Newburg.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 16, 2010, 03:26:38 PM
Then I won't tell you about the lobster roll I had for lunch before heading into work tonight.

 :asssmack:

you just did.... ::) 


 :bawl:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 24, 2010, 03:40:38 PM
There's a pizzeria around here that claims to sell "genuine" New York-style pizza.  We'll see.

Anyone had Jet's pizza?  It looks like this is a national chain.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on August 24, 2010, 03:54:36 PM
There's a pizzeria around here that claims to sell "genuine" New York-style pizza.  We'll see.

Anyone had Jet's pizza?  It looks like this is a national chain.

Never heard of it.  I am making fried green tomatoes tonight. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on August 24, 2010, 03:55:36 PM
Something cheap, tasteless, and frozen.  Kinda like my ex-wife.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 24, 2010, 04:04:54 PM
I'm cooking for the "boys" tonight....as son isn't working tonight....

Eye of round roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed broccoli with lemon butter sauce.
Going to steam some cauliflower and smash it up with butter and a bit of cheese for me instead of potatoes.


Yes....I am doing a bit of "sucking up"....been a bit bitchy lately... :argh: ( sugar withdrawal sucks )
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 24, 2010, 04:47:57 PM
Hm.  This pizza isn't bad.  They certainly got the 'greasy' part down.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on August 24, 2010, 05:33:46 PM
Homemade lasagna with a tossed salad and garlic bread.

My sister, who is visiting from Phoenix, announced that it is mandatory to take some home on the plane with her for my two nieces.

I quadruple-wrapped a small pan of it, then put on two zip-lock bags and duct-taped those together. Don't wanna use tin foil just in case the boys run the X-ray machine.   :o
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 24, 2010, 05:47:24 PM
Homemade lasagna with a tossed salad and garlic bread.

My sister, who is visiting from Phoenix, announced that it is mandatory to take some home on the plane with her for my two nieces.

I quadruple-wrapped a small pan of it, then put on two zip-lock bags and duct-taped those together. Don't wanna use tin foil just in case the boys run the X-ray machine.   :o


She'll have to pack it....they will make her unwrap it, if she carries it through, I think...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Texacon on August 24, 2010, 06:05:15 PM
Homemade lasagna with a tossed salad and garlic bread.

My sister, who is visiting from Phoenix, announced that it is mandatory to take some home on the plane with her for my two nieces.

I quadruple-wrapped a small pan of it, then put on two zip-lock bags and duct-taped those together. Don't wanna use tin foil just in case the boys run the X-ray machine.   :o

 :lmao:

That's exactly how the drug mules pack their 'stuff'!

You are going to have them all thrown in the slammer!!

KC
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on August 24, 2010, 10:05:51 PM
:lmao:

That's exactly how the drug mules pack their 'stuff'!

You are going to have them all thrown in the slammer!!

KC

well, it's just her, so no big deal.   :tongue:  If my nieces were here too, it would be a different thing altogether.

The pan is made of glass, so they can see through it. No drugs, just cheese!

It'll start out frozen, so I think by the time she gets home it'll be thawed out enough to bake off.   :uhsure:         

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 25, 2010, 06:35:37 PM
Late night at work.  Looks like it's going to be beef jerky and Coca Cola. :p
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on August 25, 2010, 07:55:36 PM
Burger and macaroni salad.  But while I was grilling the burger, also did some marinated chicken for lunches the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on August 25, 2010, 08:14:54 PM
Greens, Smoked Sausage and homemade mashed potatoes.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on August 27, 2010, 10:19:00 PM
Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes; both smothered in white gravy. And a margarita.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 27, 2010, 10:21:56 PM
Grilled lamb chops (cheaper than Sparky's lobster) and potato skins.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on August 28, 2010, 06:45:10 AM
Grilled lamb chops (cheaper than Sparky's lobster) and potato skins.

I've priced lamb chops.  I doubt it.

But I'm avoiding the bug this weekend.  Did fish sandwiches and fries last night, gonna BBQ some hot dogs tonight, and then grill some pork chops for Sunday dinner and Monday lunch.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on August 30, 2010, 10:57:52 AM
I've priced lamb chops.  I doubt it.

But I'm avoiding the bug this weekend.  Did fish sandwiches and fries last night, gonna BBQ some hot dogs tonight, and then grill some pork chops for Sunday dinner and Monday lunch.



My best food starts out with having to replace stuff I do not have in the cupboard.   mostly it is an accident some things good some the dog wont eat.

I got this wild hair the other day and decided to batter and deep fry some veges.


From some where I began to wonder what would happen if I threw in some raw bacon into the oil, the bacon cooked up great and when I added the breaded veges they had the taste of the bacon.


One thing leads to another , I kept the used oil in the fridge and next day decided to fry up chicken wings in that oil.

No flour in the house so I put about 1/4 cup corn starch in a plastic bag and garbed a pack of RITZ Crackers.  I smacked them up with a rolling pin to crumb state and set aside.

I put some eggs and half and half beat up in a big bowl and added a dozen chicken wings and let them set for 20 minutes.   Then I removed them and placed them in the bag with the cornstarch and Ritz crumbs bounce them about to coat, sealed the bag and put it into the fridge for an hour.

When I heated up the oil I added 1/2 cup Canola oil fresh and then fried them to a golden brown.

I was worried about the taste but when I sampled one small wing,  WOW, that stuff is GOOD, just enough sweet from the Ritz and a lovely crisp coating.

IT IS THE BACON THAT GIVES THE HIT TO THE OIL, NEXT TIME I WILL TRY SOME GARLIC AND SPICES in the oil for the  VEGES.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on August 30, 2010, 12:38:23 PM
Boneless country style ribs slow cooked in the crockpot then simmered in BBQ sauce for a couple of hours.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cavegal on August 30, 2010, 12:44:30 PM
Boneless country style ribs slow cooked in the crockpot then simmered in BBQ sauce for a couple of hours.
Yummy! 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 01, 2010, 08:13:48 PM
BBQ chicken pizza.  I've never tried California Pizza Kitchen before.  Smells good -- still wonder how it will taste.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 01, 2010, 08:15:48 PM
Chicken on pizza is ooky.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 01, 2010, 08:22:15 PM
No it isn't.  It's tasty and delicious. :hammer:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 01, 2010, 08:28:35 PM
Pepperoni goes on a pizza.  Chicken goes in a pot pie. Get your frozen dinners straight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 01, 2010, 09:14:42 PM
Meh.  Pretty bland.  I could have saved myself a few bucks and bought a frozen cheese pizza and cooked up some chicken, red onions, and barbecue sauce myself.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 01, 2010, 10:33:53 PM
Meh.  Pretty bland.  I could have saved myself a few bucks and bought a frozen cheese pizza and cooked up some chicken, red onions, and barbecue sauce myself.


Um, yeah...I figured that out too. I do buy the little ones, when they are on sale, that are the spinach and onion. Add a bit of garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and they aren't bad.

I've been to a CA Pizza Kitchen....in Atlanta? and it was ok, but having heard about it for years how great it was, I was disappointed. Dang expensive too!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on September 01, 2010, 10:45:05 PM
Chicken on pizza is ooky.

Buffalo chicken pizza...  :yum:

I had pizza tonight as well. Just plain cheese. Went to a new pizza place over on Fry Street with a bunch of people after the Hillel meeting tonight, so it was fun.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on September 02, 2010, 09:53:34 AM
I've been to the CPK in University Park, TX. It's okay. There are a couple of local joints here in OKC that are better.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: littlelamb on September 02, 2010, 02:41:07 PM
I am going to pull a lasagne out of the freezer I made a few weeks ago for the times I don't feel like cooking. Add fresh garlic bread yummy quick meal
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on September 02, 2010, 08:41:47 PM
Fried catfish, french fries, cole slaw, beans, etc. at a new joint called "Catfish Cove". Not too bad really.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 02, 2010, 08:51:39 PM
Popcorn.  Too damn tired to cook.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 03, 2010, 09:21:08 AM
Popcorn.  Too damn tired to cook.

Didja drink that beer I left for you?

It was the least I could do.

Hell, I woulda called Domino's before nuking some popcorn. Day-um. (We have a Domino's in this town of 11K, but they don't deliver since we're 1 mile outside the town limits.)   :rotf:

Hmmmmm. Popcorn. Buttered and salted, I hope......
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 03, 2010, 09:44:13 AM
Didja drink that beer I left for you?

It was the least I could do.

Hell, I woulda called Domino's before nuking some popcorn. Day-um. (We have a Domino's in this town of 11K, but they don't deliver since we're 1 mile outside the town limits.)   :rotf:

Hmmmmm. Popcorn. Buttered and salted, I hope......

I got the beer, and thanks!  It was White Cheddar popcorn in a bag.  I had that with the beer.  For dessert, I had a cookie and some milk. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 03, 2010, 10:35:54 AM
I got the beer, and thanks!  It was White Cheddar popcorn in a bag.  I had that with the beer.  For dessert, I had a cookie and some milk. 

Thank God. I was beginning to worry.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 11, 2010, 05:59:55 PM
Eel roll and tuna roll.  And beer. :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on September 12, 2010, 09:21:58 AM
Crab cake appetizers (made from crab I bought while down at Red and Scoobie's place last weekend), BBQ (not grilled, Thor) ribs, homemade mac and cheese, and grilled veggies and salad.

Shall I include a picture later?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 12, 2010, 09:34:18 AM
Last night sauteed scallops, with zucchini and rice pilaf. Fresh baked french bread, and a nice cold Riesling.

Learned a new trick.  When you take a pan of brownies out of the oven, put a candy bar on top, let it melt, and then spread evenly.  Holy moly!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 12, 2010, 09:40:44 AM
Last night sauteed scallops, with zucchini and rice pilaf. Fresh baked french bread, and a nice cold Riesling.

Learned a new trick.  When you take a pan of brownies out of the oven, put a candy bar on top, let it melt, and then spread evenly.  Holy moly!


Do you add chocolate chips and pecans to the batter? If not, try it....it's wonderful. I also will add those little Kraft caramel balls sometimes. Taste treat sensation!!!  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 12, 2010, 09:43:24 AM

Do you add chocolate chips and pecans to the batter? If not, try it....it's wonderful. I also will add those little Kraft caramel balls sometimes. Taste treat sensation!!!  :drool:

Chips yes, pecans no.  BF doesn't like nuts in brownies.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 12, 2010, 09:47:04 AM
Chips yes, pecans no.  BF doesn't like nuts in brownies.

How does he feel about caramel? Ever since I tried the caramel, if I make them without M's asking how come I didn't put them in. Who knew? :whatever:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 12, 2010, 09:48:59 AM
Looks promising.  I will try it next time. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 12, 2010, 08:51:34 PM
Chips yes, pecans no.  BF doesn't like nuts in brownies.

He ain't right in his head. Brownies ain't brownies unless they've got nuts in 'em.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lacarnut on September 12, 2010, 08:54:43 PM
My SIL cooked Shrimp Fettucini for lunch and saved desert for dinner, brownies and cherry vanilla ice cream.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 12, 2010, 08:56:05 PM
He ain't right in his head. Brownies ain't brownies unless they've got nuts in 'em.

I know, right?????
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on September 12, 2010, 09:06:54 PM
Crab cake appetizers (made from crab I bought while down at Red and Scoobie's place last weekend), BBQ (not grilled, Thor) ribs, homemade mac and cheese, and grilled veggies and salad.

Shall I include a picture later?

Please do - what a great meal!  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on September 17, 2010, 01:58:01 PM
The wife picked up some spareribs last night. They are in the fridge now, all covered with rub........................
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 18, 2010, 10:00:13 PM
Toasted chicken salad sammich with bacon and a side of steak fries.  I don't really feel like cooking tonight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 18, 2010, 10:07:28 PM
I didn't either, so I went out and had some fajitas.  Tomorrow BBQ ribs, corn and coleslaw. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 24, 2010, 01:11:50 PM
So I ran out of milk for my hamburger helper last night.  I normally have a box of powdered milk around for things that don't require "fresh" milk and can be fudged but I happened to be out of that too.  I grabbed the last can of evaporated milk in the cupboard and opened it... smelled like death and looked as bad.  Turns out the can had expired in 2004.  I ended up using a handful of cheese.  It turned out pretty well.

Yes, my life is exciting. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 24, 2010, 01:47:28 PM
So I ran out of milk for my hamburger helper last night.  I normally have a box of powdered milk around for things that don't require "fresh" milk and can be fudged but I happened to be out of that too.  I grabbed the last can of evaporated milk in the cupboard and opened it... smelled like death and looked as bad.  Turns out the can had expired in 2004.  I ended up using a handful of cheese.  It turned out pretty well.

Yes, my life is exciting. 

Good heads up about the expiration date on the canned evaporated milk.  I need to check mine.  Too busy working to bother with cooking, so my dinner this past week has either been chips and salsa, or hot dogs.  (Hebrew National, thankyouverymuch)  I am keeping fingers crossed I might get out early enough to meet some friends for some margaritas and tex-mex.  Otherwise, it will be canned vegetables, frozen dinner, or ramen. 

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 24, 2010, 01:51:58 PM
I highly recommend the powdered milk thing.  I won't drink it, but it's fine in most recipes.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cavegal on September 24, 2010, 01:55:58 PM
I highly recommend the powdered milk thing.  I won't drink it, but it's fine in most recipes.
We live in the woods, milk is a luxury. We use powdered milk with recipes all the time. It is just fine in most of them.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 24, 2010, 07:57:23 PM
I'm going to try a Bearnaise sauce with my shrimp tonight.  Never done it, so we'll see.

ETA: That was extremely tasty.  You would have to drown them in sauce because most of it cooks off.  Aside from that, wow, it was tasty.

No pictures.  Sorry, I burned the top.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on September 24, 2010, 08:29:53 PM
Chinese food.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 24, 2010, 10:03:44 PM
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/breaddip.jpg)

The Sicilian Blend makes an awesome steak rub.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on September 25, 2010, 09:04:01 AM
Last night--burgers topped with green chiles (from New Mexico sent to me by a friend) and cheddar cheese.

Tonight--tacos.

Tomorrow--BBQ chicken.  Fracking Market Basket is out of fresh corn on the cob.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 25, 2010, 12:33:35 PM
Last night some really good tacos.

Lunch today?  Pho Tai and Shrimp Spring Rolls. 

Dinner tonight?  I dunno, but sometime this weekend I need to cook up the fresh corn on the cob I picked up from the produce man yesterday.   :whatever:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on September 25, 2010, 01:00:18 PM
Whatever the particular bar I'll be in has on the menu that sounds good.  :beer:

Almost time for the Fry Street Oktoberfest crawl. Get off work in an hour.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Rainbow Rising on September 26, 2010, 07:57:18 PM
Last night I made a pork tenderloin and potato casserole.  There was a lot of pork left over, so I had that for dinner tonight along with some french fries and a green salad.  I'm a big fan of pork tenderloin because it's so tender.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on September 27, 2010, 03:48:55 PM
If you wander by here again, Rainbow, what's in your potato casserole?

Tonight-BBQ ribs and mashed potatoes. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 27, 2010, 04:30:19 PM
Spinach, Mac n Cheese, and Smoked Sausage.  I think. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 27, 2010, 04:36:17 PM
I pulled a pound of ground chuck out of the freezer, but I have no clue what I'm going to do with it.

Giving it to the dogs is not an option.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 27, 2010, 07:20:59 PM
General Tso's :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 27, 2010, 08:45:14 PM
Did I mention the tiramisu?  Mmmm.

They were out of the eclairs and jelly donuts I wanted.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on September 27, 2010, 09:03:18 PM
Dollar taco night at Qdoba, so I fired back 4 chicken tacos and a Diet Coke.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 27, 2010, 09:26:52 PM
Went to a fundraiser tonight for Admiral David Farragut's birthplace....had an incredible dinner. Running Buddy was chairing it. Some speeches and great flamenco dancing.

Vegetable fritters with a spicy remoulade.
Ceasar salad with a parmesean crisp
Crab cakes with fennel carrot slaw (not a fan of fennel and didn't eat it)
Grilled asparagus (it was wonderful!!! )
Chocolate bread pudding - which was ho-hum....however the fresh strawberry tart that M had was scrumptious!!

He had free range chicken with wild rice, steamed broccoli and some sort of sauce. Running Buddy had what I did and her husband had medalions of beef tenderloin with a sauce of kalamata olives, capers, red wine, mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus (that he gave to me  :-) )
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Rainbow Rising on September 27, 2010, 11:30:53 PM
If you wander by here again, Rainbow, what's in your potato casserole?

Tonight-BBQ ribs and mashed potatoes. 

I found the recipe in a book called "The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever."  First I sliced Yukon Gold potatoes and put the slices in a buttered casserole dish, then covered the slices with milk.  I baked it for 30 minutes, then sliced up the pork tenderloin, breaded it, and placed the slices on top of the potatoes, along with some sliced onions.  Then back into the oven for another 30 minutes, covered.  I'm really happy with the way it came out. 

Tonight: chicken breasts baked with feta cheese and zucchini.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 28, 2010, 09:23:11 AM
I ordered a 265-lb. hog from my slaughterhouse guy yesterday. I told him THICK BACON, DAMMIT! His hams are to die for. Neckbones I'll cook and give to the dogs - Homey don't eat that stuff. Loins will be half-chops (3/4" thick) and half whole. Pork shoulders for some hellacious pulled pork (Emeril's recipe is da bomb), lotsa pork steak, and some ground pork with whatever's left over. Baby backs will be separated from the rest of the rib.

But it ain't all on the menu tonight.   :rotf:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on October 02, 2010, 08:47:21 AM
Ribs are on the smoke.  :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on October 02, 2010, 12:21:02 PM
Stopping by Fiddlehead Farms and getting some steak tips and corn on the cob.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on October 02, 2010, 12:40:41 PM
Fixing up some southern chicken and dumplings, got the recipe off food network.

It was the dumplings that I wanted to know about, no Bisquick or Jiffy box stuff.

I went through all the cooks on Food Network and finally found one that sounded like the the dumplings I remember getting at a old time restaurant years ago in NC.

Now I am searching for an old time recipe for Hush Puppy's without onion.


Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 02, 2010, 01:33:35 PM
Corned Beef, Cabbage and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes.  I have pinto beans soaking to cook up tonight as well.  But, to eat during the week. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on October 02, 2010, 02:37:33 PM
Corned Beef, Cabbage and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes.  I have pinto beans soaking to cook up tonight as well.  But, to eat during the week. 

It ain't St Patty's day or any other Irish day....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 02, 2010, 02:45:03 PM
It ain't St Patty's day or any other Irish day....

True, but I have a buddy that brines corned beef, pastrami and ham.  My order was received today.  And I didn't want to freeze it. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cavegal on October 02, 2010, 03:06:07 PM
It will be interesting here. Our Gen Air oven went out. The heating element went out. Nearest place to buy one is 4 hr drive!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 02, 2010, 03:12:12 PM
It will be interesting here. Our Gen Air oven went out. The heating element went out. Nearest place to buy one is 4 hr drive!

Break out the crock pot, stat!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on October 02, 2010, 05:12:06 PM
True, but I have a buddy that brines corned beef, pastrami and ham.  My order was received today.  And I didn't want to freeze it. 

I need to meet this "buddy"....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 02, 2010, 05:36:03 PM
He lives out in Wills Point now.  Good stuff. Really good stuff. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cavegal on October 02, 2010, 05:59:47 PM
Break out the crock pot, stat!
Great Idea. We ordered one over the phone, next week... barbecue and crock pot should be used!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: true_blood on October 02, 2010, 09:36:12 PM
Had Chinese food tonight. Woo-Hoo! :evillaugh: :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Rainbow Rising on October 03, 2010, 12:19:15 AM
Tonight I pan-seared a duck breast, and then made a sauce of red wine, shallots, and mushrooms.  I was a little nervous because it was the first time I had ever cooked duck, but it came out great.  I love trying new recipes.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on October 03, 2010, 09:51:17 AM
He lives out in Wills Point now.  Good stuff. Really good stuff. 

Does he make Grey Corned Beef?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 03, 2010, 10:12:28 AM
Does he make Grey Corned Beef?

Yep. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on October 03, 2010, 10:24:43 AM
Yep. 

You lucky, lucky girl you.  I can only get it up here around St. Patty's Day, and only if I pre-order it.  I never had it until I moved up here.

Oh, heaven.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on October 06, 2010, 04:25:33 PM
Chicken Rollitini, stuffed with Mozz, spinach and crab, served over a bed of spaghetti..... :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 06, 2010, 04:56:37 PM
You lucky, lucky girl you.  I can only get it up here around St. Patty's Day, and only if I pre-order it.  I never had it until I moved up here.

Oh, heaven.

Yup.  Having a reuben tonight with the leftovers.   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Rainbow Rising on October 08, 2010, 11:36:57 PM
Baked flounder and orzo pasta with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes and olives.  I love orzo because it cooks so quickly and mixes so well with all kinds of veggies.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on October 09, 2010, 06:46:11 AM
I'm thinking I introduce my aunt to the New England delicacy of a lobster roll today.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 09, 2010, 07:07:40 AM
I'm thinking I introduce my aunt to the New England delicacy of a lobster roll today.

I am gonna have GREY corned beef hash for breakfast.   :tongue:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on October 10, 2010, 06:16:30 PM
I'm thinking I introduce my aunt to the New England delicacy of a lobster roll today.

Lucky NHSparky's Auntie!  Sounds great  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 11, 2010, 10:23:02 PM
Late-night snack of beer and tamales.

I really need to learn to make my own.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on October 12, 2010, 02:17:18 AM
Late-night snack of beer and tamales.

I really need to learn to make my own.

Beer or tamales??

Alton Brown just had a show on making tamales last week or this past weekend.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 12, 2010, 11:30:13 AM
Beer or tamales??

Alton Brown just had a show on making tamales last week or this past weekend.
Tamales.  Store-bought tamales are pricey (almost a dollar apiece). 

Here's Alton Brown's recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/hot-tamales-recipe/index.html).  Guy Fieri's recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/red-chili-brisket-tamales-with-cilantro-sour-cream-recipe/index.html) sounds a little tastier.  The masa looks easy... the recipe is on the back of the box, but I like Alton's using the braising liquid to boil the masa.  The filling is basically shredded beef and this recipe looks a lot like the one I normally use for my ropa vieja.  I just have a feeling I'm missing something.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 12, 2010, 08:19:37 PM
Pasta with ham and artichoke hearts, in a tomato basil cream sauce.  I made too much, just remembered I have two working lunches this week.  Dang!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: soleil on November 07, 2010, 05:44:17 PM
Tonight I tried (for the first time) a white bean chicken chili recipe. I've taste tested it all day (it is simmering in crock pot), and I must say it is pretty damned good! I will also be making some cornbread to go with it.

I love when the somewhat cold weather hits. I've been making soups, stews, and chilis all week!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on November 07, 2010, 07:54:52 PM
Homemade chicken noodle soup....  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on November 07, 2010, 08:44:26 PM
Irish fish stew.  And the last summer squash for this season.   :bawl:

ETA: I made a pretty wicked beef stew in my crock pot today, to eat on this week. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on November 08, 2010, 12:29:17 AM
Leftover skillet dinner or Hy-Vee catered crap.

I want my house back.  I want my kitchen back.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Rainbow Rising on November 08, 2010, 12:35:05 AM
Tonight I tried (for the first time) a white bean chicken chili recipe. I've taste tested it all day (it is simmering in crock pot), and I must say it is pretty damned good! I will also be making some cornbread to go with it.

I love when the somewhat cold weather hits. I've been making soups, stews, and chilis all week!

Oh I agree.  I just got a new cookbook of soup, stew and chili recipes, and I've been waiting impatiently for the weather to get cold enough so I could try them out. 

This evening I made lamb shoulder chop with cannellini beans and kale.  Cooked low and slow in my Dutch oven until the meat just fell off the bone.  I love one-dish meals!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on November 08, 2010, 05:06:19 PM
Pot roast in the oven with mushrooms and slivered onions.

Will be doing garlic smashed potatoes, gravy, and steamed broccoli.

Going to steam some cauliflower, puree it with butter, parsley, mild cheddar for me instead of the potatoes.... :whatever:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: soleil on November 08, 2010, 06:29:52 PM
Pot roast in the oven with mushrooms and slivered onions.

Will be doing garlic smashed potatoes, gravy, and steamed broccoli.

Going to steam some cauliflower, puree it with butter, parsley, mild cheddar for me instead of the potatoes.... :whatever:

Sounds yummy. Event he caulifower part!

Tonight- tomato basil soup and grilled cheese
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on November 08, 2010, 06:46:16 PM
Stuffed shells.  Nothing to get excited about, it's one of those Bertolli frozen dinner in a bag things. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cavegal on November 08, 2010, 07:49:55 PM
Had lunch in town.. Patty Melt
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on November 08, 2010, 07:51:33 PM
Where'd you go?  Carl's Jr. has a decent patty melt.

I have one TV dinner left... meatloaf. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on November 15, 2010, 08:01:31 PM
Pumpkin curry soup, and cheese toast~  Sourdough with smoked gouda. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on November 15, 2010, 11:23:29 PM
Pumpkin curry soup, and cheese toast~  Sourdough with smoked gouda. 

Gotta ask........


WHERE'S THE BEEF  ?!?!?!?!?!?!?
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on November 16, 2010, 07:50:30 AM
Gotta ask........


WHERE'S THE BEEF  ?!?!?!?!?!?!?
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

I was making up for the italian sausage pasta bake I had for lunch.   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on November 16, 2010, 12:41:56 PM
Turkey and bacon sandwiches.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on November 16, 2010, 04:03:21 PM
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Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on November 16, 2010, 05:27:01 PM
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Shish Kabob?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Rainbow Rising on November 21, 2010, 12:13:57 AM
I made baked ziti for the first time.  I'm really happy with the way it came out.  The tomato sauce was nice and rich, and the cheese topping was browned just right.  Some crusty bread and a green salad rounded thins out nicely. 

To paraphrase the great Hannibal Smith from The A-Team: I love it when a recipe comes together.   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: PhysicsHunter on January 16, 2011, 11:13:58 PM
Ox Tail Soup!

Awesome.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on January 17, 2011, 06:35:56 AM
I made Chicken Divan last night. Good comfort food for a cold winter night.  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lacarnut on January 17, 2011, 05:02:28 PM
Baked chicken for lunch and homemade split pea soup with ham for dinner.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: The Hollywood NeoCon on January 22, 2011, 05:11:48 PM
Mine (aged, prime porterhouse, 1.5 inches thick)...
(http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l621/ericdrumz86/56a39941.jpg)

The rest of the family's (yes, those are filets)
(http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l621/ericdrumz86/4012f62d.jpg)

It's good to be the patriarch (and at the top of the food chain, to boot)

Enough said.  :cheersmate: :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 22, 2011, 06:19:18 PM
Ham, potato and butternut squash au gratin, and green beans. 

Steak looks good tho.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Scoobie on January 23, 2011, 07:23:19 AM

Can't decide between a homemade pot of beef stew or using the crockpot for teriyaki chicken. Decisions, decisions....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on January 23, 2011, 09:24:57 AM
Leftover Chinese food.  Also making ham and potato casserole for lunches this week (back on the 12-hour gravy train/ass drag.)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Ballygrl on January 23, 2011, 09:35:11 AM
I love Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni, I don't make it often but I'm craving it so that's what I'm making.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 23, 2011, 09:51:07 AM
I love Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni, I don't make it often but I'm craving it so that's what I'm making.

I do too!   :cheersmate:

May have to make it this week!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on January 23, 2011, 10:25:20 AM
I love Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni, I don't make it often but I'm craving it so that's what I'm making.

I make my own using Kraft Mac & cheese, some extra cheese and burger. Sometimes I'll throw in some peas & mushrooms.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 23, 2011, 10:26:03 AM
I make my own using Kraft Mac & cheese, some extra cheese and burger. Sometimes I'll throw in some peas & mushrooms.

I do that, and sometimes I add a little onion or pimiento. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Ballygrl on January 23, 2011, 10:31:07 AM
I make my own using Kraft Mac & cheese, some extra cheese and burger. Sometimes I'll throw in some peas & mushrooms.

I have to try doing that.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Rainbow Rising on January 23, 2011, 02:49:24 PM
I'm going to have some black bean and bacon soup with a toasted cheese sandwich. I might have a salad with that, but I haven't decided yet.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on January 23, 2011, 11:24:50 PM
We had chicken & dumplings tonight. It was pretty good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on February 23, 2011, 07:54:50 PM
Made up from stuff in my pantry and fridge.

Sauteed:

Onion
Garlic
Chard
Mushrooms
Sundried Tomatoes
Leftover Grilled Kielbasa chopped up.

Then I added some fresh mozzarella, parmesan, and a little milk, and the last bit of plain yogurt I had.

Tossed it with some fettuchini, and wow!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on February 24, 2011, 10:36:58 AM
Made a chicken pot pie....from stuff in freezer and pantry.

Cooked the chicken breasts in the microwave, with onion powder, pepper, and thyme on them.

Made gravy from canned chicken broth, that I added about 2 tsp of chicken boullion granules.

Sauteed onions, mushrooms, roasted chopped garlic, frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, green beans), chopped parsley, pepper, Emeril's. Do not add any salt!! There's enough in the boullion.

Mixed it all together, dumped in a 10x14 casserole, used 2 cans of "butter" flakey biscuits, on top and baked it. Had the oven at 375 and the biscuits started to brown too much - in 8 minutes! - so laid a sheet of foil over them, reduced the temp to 350 and cooked it about 20 minutes more.

The guys loved it. Had a lot leftover, hope it will reheat well.  :???:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on February 24, 2011, 10:44:27 AM
Made a chicken pot pie....from stuff in freezer and pantry.

Cooked the chicken breasts in the microwave, with onion powder, pepper, and thyme on them.

Made gravy from canned chicken broth, that I added about 2 tsp of chicken boullion granules.

Sauteed onions, mushrooms, roasted chopped garlic, frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, green beans), chopped parsley, pepper, Emeril's. Do not add any salt!! There's enough in the boullion.

Mixed it all together, dumped in a 10x14 casserole, used 2 cans of "butter" flakey biscuits, on top and baked it. Had the oven at 375 and the biscuits started to brown too much - in 8 minutes! - so laid a sheet of foil over them, reduced the temp to 350 and cooked it about 20 minutes more.

The guys loved it. Had a lot leftover, hope it will reheat well.  :???:

Microwaved chicken breasts ?? Seriously???    :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on February 24, 2011, 10:56:59 AM
Microwaved chicken breasts ?? Seriously???    :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:

Sorry...I do microwave them when I'm going to cut them up and put them in something like this or Chicken Divan.
It's quick and easy for boneless/skinless and they don't dry out.  :tongue:

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on February 24, 2011, 10:59:31 AM
Thor puts peas in his Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni?   :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:

Take a look at page 23, at HNC's dinner.  I winced. 

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on February 24, 2011, 11:09:09 AM
Thor puts peas in his Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni?   :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:

Take a look at page 23, at HNC's dinner.  I winced. 



Couldn't find anything by HNC on page 23.  :???:

I've never bought Hamburger Helper. It's not allowed in my house.... :-)

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Ballygrl on February 24, 2011, 12:05:44 PM
I don't feel like making a big meal so I'm making Hamburger Helper Cheesy Italian Shells. :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on February 24, 2011, 12:07:34 PM
I don't feel like making a big meal so I'm making Hamburger Helper Cheesy Italian Shells. :-)

My favorite is Cheeseburger Mac. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Ballygrl on February 24, 2011, 12:16:55 PM
My favorite is Cheeseburger Mac.

Mine too! I always have a couple of boxes in the house, and have you seen the cups of Cheeseburger Macaroni you can have for lunch? our grocery store stopped selling it for some reason, well I was at Walmart a couple of weeks ago and they had them there so I loaded up on it.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on February 24, 2011, 12:25:05 PM
Mine too! I always have a couple of boxes in the house, and have you seen the cups of Cheeseburger Macaroni you can have for lunch? our grocery store stopped selling it for some reason, well I was at Walmart a couple of weeks ago and they had them there so I loaded up on it.

No I have not.  But I will look for it for sure!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on February 24, 2011, 12:26:02 PM
My dinner is going to be more of the same.  :banghead:

Chicken or Swai (it's a white fish from Vietnam that isn't bad at all - and I don't do fish) and some kinda freakin' salad or some-such.
 O-)

I'd kill for some carbs........
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on February 24, 2011, 12:50:56 PM
Page 32, sorry.  1/3 of the way down. 

Eupher, you most emphatically do not do fish!  Part of the diet?  Carbs are in your future, just hold on. 

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on February 24, 2011, 12:57:29 PM
Page 32, sorry.  1/3 of the way down. 

Eupher, you most emphatically do not do fish!  Part of the diet?  Carbs are in your future, just hold on. 



I'm the kind of fish eater that eats fish only when it doesn't taste like fish and only when somebody's holding a gun to my head.

Nah, I'm good on the carbs. I just drank a liter of water, so instead of being hungry I'll just pee a lot for the next couple of hours..... :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on February 24, 2011, 01:19:14 PM
Thor puts peas in his Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni?   :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:

Take a look at page 23, at HNC's dinner.  I winced. 



Not only peas, but sometimes mushrooms. And it's not "Hamburger Helper", it's my own version of it.  :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :tongue:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on February 24, 2011, 03:36:57 PM
Page 32, sorry.  1/3 of the way down. 

Eupher, you most emphatically do not do fish!  Part of the diet?  Carbs are in your future, just hold on. 




You winced over the steaks?

I thought they looked wonderful!!  :drool: A little searing on the outside...and they'd be perfect.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on February 26, 2011, 08:09:50 PM
Sun-dried tomato and garlic turkey breast with baked potato, and angel food cake for desert.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Celtic Rose on February 26, 2011, 08:13:29 PM
Pure winter comfort food tonight.  I got chicken for 99 cents a pound yesterday, so I cooked it all up today, made some chicken salad for sandwiches, made chicken supreme for tomorrow tonight, and I have chicken and dumplings planned for tomorrow, made with homemade chicken stock.   :-)

Chicken Supreme

Ingredients:

4 full chicken breasts
4 or 5 heads of broccoli
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp curry powder (or more to taste.  I usually add more)
2 tbsp butter.

Directions:

1.  Boil chicken until done and let cool
2. Steam broccoli until done and let cool
3.  Mix cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry power, and half of the cheese to make sauce.
4.  Pour a little sauce on the bottom of the pan and add broccoli
5. Add a thin layer of sauce, then layer the chicken,
6. Pour remainder of sauce on top, then sprinkle the remainder of the cheese
7, Melt butter, mix with bread crumbs, and sprinkle over the dish.
8. Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on February 26, 2011, 08:15:26 PM
I love chicken salad but I never make my own.  I always end up buying some from the deli and it's never that great.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on February 26, 2011, 10:58:56 PM
I love chicken salad but I never make my own.  I always end up buying some from the deli and it's never that great.

I put tarragon in mine, but yeah, it's a PITA to make.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on February 27, 2011, 08:18:35 AM
I put tarragon in mine, but yeah, it's a PITA to make.

Yup.  I put pecans in mine too. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on February 27, 2011, 08:19:27 AM
Pure winter comfort food tonight.  I got chicken for 99 cents a pound yesterday, so I cooked it all up today, made some chicken salad for sandwiches, made chicken supreme for tomorrow tonight, and I have chicken and dumplings planned for tomorrow, made with homemade chicken stock.   :-)

Chicken Supreme

Ingredients:

4 full chicken breasts
4 or 5 heads of broccoli
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp curry powder (or more to taste.  I usually add more)
2 tbsp butter.

Directions:

1.  Boil chicken until done and let cool
2. Steam broccoli until done and let cool
3.  Mix cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry power, and half of the cheese to make sauce.
4.  Pour a little sauce on the bottom of the pan and add broccoli
5. Add a thin layer of sauce, then layer the chicken,
6. Pour remainder of sauce on top, then sprinkle the remainder of the cheese
7, Melt butter, mix with bread crumbs, and sprinkle over the dish.
8. Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes. 

That looks really good.  I think I am going to have to make that soon!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on March 03, 2011, 11:02:31 AM
Quote
You winced over the steaks?
deb, he had a heart attack. 

Since you guys were talking about it before, I made Cheeseburger Macaroni last Sat nite.  It was great.  I didn't put peas in it like Thor.   :hammer:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 04, 2011, 09:45:26 AM
deb, he had a heart attack. 

Since you guys were talking about it before, I made Cheeseburger Macaroni last Sat nite.  It was great.  I didn't put peas in it like Thor.   :hammer:

Yes I know...but I didn't make the connection.  :thatsright:  I don't think red meat = heart attack.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on March 05, 2011, 11:53:13 AM
 

Since you guys were talking about it before, I made Cheeseburger Macaroni last Sat nite.  It was great.  I didn't put peas in it like Thor.   :hammer:

                                                            :lol:

Well, perhaps you're just a "pea Hater".  :loser:  :tongue: Try some sauteed mushrooms, instead..... :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on March 08, 2011, 10:40:11 AM
Damn right I'm a pea hater.  Who you callin a loser?   Peas are against my religion, as they are clearly the spawn of the devil.  Won't have them in my God-fearing home. 

What's for dinner tonight?  Browned & braised pork chops, & mashed potatoes. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on March 08, 2011, 10:45:33 AM
Damn right I'm a pea hater.  Who you callin a loser?   Peas are against my religion, as they are clearly the spawn of the devil.  Won't have them in my God-fearing home. 

What's for dinner tonight?  Browned & braised pork chops, & mashed potatoes. 

Well, what about carrots and peas ?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on March 08, 2011, 01:48:00 PM
Fajita nachos with tomatillo salsa, a chile relleno and a Coke.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on March 08, 2011, 03:18:26 PM
Damn right I'm a pea hater.  Who you callin a loser?   Peas are against my religion, as they are clearly the spawn of the devil.  Won't have them in my God-fearing home. 

What's for dinner tonight?  Browned & braised pork chops, & mashed potatoes. 

Do you also hate goober peas?  :p
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on March 08, 2011, 07:56:25 PM
Do you also hate goober peas?  :p

I dunno, but I've heard that she hates "goobers".......
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on March 09, 2011, 09:27:26 AM
My birthday today, so I don't need to worry about supper tonight. My better 2/3 is taking me out to one of our favorite restaurants, at which I also have a complimentary meal for my birthday.

Scrementis (http://scrementis.com/scremrestaurant.html)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 09, 2011, 09:29:27 AM
Linguine and white clam sauce.... :drool:

It's Ash Wednesday.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 09, 2011, 09:30:02 AM
My birthday today, so I don't need to worry about supper tonight. My better 2/3 is taking me out to one of our favorite restaurants, at which I also have a complimentary meal for my birthday.

Scrementis (http://scrementis.com/scremrestaurant.html)

What a fantastic place to get a complimentary meal on your birthday! 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on March 09, 2011, 10:10:53 AM
What a fantastic place to get a complimentary meal on your birthday!  

Yeah! We really like the place! And it's only about 2 miles from home!

Their lasagna is to die for, and the fettuccine alfredo is fantastic!

I liked it better before I couldn't have any alcohol (they have some excellent wine), but in time this too may change!  :cheersmate:

I'm just getting too frigging old........  :bawl:

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Ballygrl on March 09, 2011, 12:38:47 PM
Grilled Cheese with tomato because it's Ash Wednesday, so no meat.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on March 25, 2011, 07:27:34 PM
I don't think I'm going to eat tonight. I may give in, though.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 25, 2011, 09:05:33 PM
Bay Scallops, broiled with lemon butter and chives, baked potato, and salad made with lettuce I grew all by my self!  Oh yeah and homemade blue cheese dressing.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 25, 2011, 09:10:49 PM
We stopped at the local watering hole and got fish and chips. (It's Friday in Lent).

Food was good, but the alcohol tonight was better.

One of those kind of nights.  :(
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on March 25, 2011, 09:16:49 PM
Mrs. E came home from work, spotted the boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the fridge ( :yawn: ) and promptly announced it was time for chicken and vegetable soup.

No complaints outta me. Though I wound up cooking the stuff.  :whatever:

Weather is nasty -- cold, snow on the ground, windy, typical March-type shitty weather.

The soup went down pretty well. I'm hungry as hell, but I ate.

 :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 25, 2011, 09:20:11 PM
Mrs. E came home from work, spotted the boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the fridge ( :yawn: ) and promptly announced it was time for chicken and vegetable soup.

No complaints outta me. Though I wound up cooking the stuff.  :whatever:

Weather is nasty -- cold, snow on the ground, windy, typical March-type shitty weather.

The soup went down pretty well. I'm hungry as hell, but I ate.

 :lmao:

I made tomato basil soup about a month or so ago, and froze a container of it. We had it for lunch. It was even better than when I made it. The guys had grilled cheese to go with it.

It was cooler here today too...just a soup kind of day.

Rainy again tonight.  :(
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on March 26, 2011, 12:40:43 AM
Mrs. E came home from work, spotted the boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the fridge ( :yawn: ) and promptly announced it was time for chicken and vegetable soup.

No complaints outta me. Though I wound up cooking the stuff.  :whatever:

Weather is nasty -- cold, snow on the ground, windy, typical March-type shitty weather.

The soup went down pretty well. I'm hungry as hell, but I ate.

 :lmao:

Damn, you ain't that far away and it was 80+° here today. Would have been nice to have the a/c in all of the windows, but Sunday and next week it's only supposed to be in the mid 60s. One more day of some 80+° weather and then a return of the milder stuff. Shit, one day we need the a/c and a couple of days later, we'll need  the heaters....... :mental:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Rainbow Rising on April 03, 2011, 11:55:53 PM
I made a turkey, carrot and mushroom meatloaf.  I got the recipe from a recent issue of Woman's Day, and I knew I had to try it.  (Collecting and trying new meatloaf recipes is sort of a hobby for me.) The ground turkey is mixed with grated carrot, thinly sliced mushrooms, sliced scallions, eggs and cubes of whole wheat bread.  It came out super-moist and delicious.  A nice change from the same old meatloaf.  This one is a keeper!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on April 04, 2011, 07:52:19 AM
Mrs. E made some kind of spaghetti squash thing. She cut it in half, scraped out the seeds, roasted the damned thing and scraped out the insides like you would freakin' barnacles off the underside of a ship, then mixed that with some sauteed onions and peppers, then pan-fried that in a little oil.

She said she wanted a little "crunch".  :clueless:

I wanted nothing to do with that mess, so I can't report further on this experiment.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 04, 2011, 08:07:20 AM
Mrs. E made some kind of spaghetti squash thing. She cut it in half, scraped out the seeds, roasted the damned thing and scraped out the insides like you would freakin' barnacles off the underside of a ship, then mixed that with some sauteed onions and peppers, then pan-fried that in a little oil.

She said she wanted a little "crunch".  :clueless:

I wanted nothing to do with that mess, so I can't report further on this experiment.

I have tried to like spaghetti squash.  I don't. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on April 05, 2011, 05:03:30 AM
I have tried to like spaghetti squash.  I don't. 

Surprisingly enough, I DO like that stuff when it is used as noodles under a decent marinara sauce. It sure saves on the carbs!! I haven't tried it with anything else, like alfredo sauce or whatever. I don't think I could eat that like Mrs. E. prepared it.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 05, 2011, 07:58:51 AM
Surprisingly enough, I DO like that stuff when it is used as noodles under a decent marinara sauce. It sure saves on the carbs!! I haven't tried it with anything else, like alfredo sauce or whatever. I don't think I could eat that like Mrs. E. prepared it.

I tried that too.  I really just don't like it.  Which is odd, because I love squash.  The texture just ooks me out for some reason. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on April 05, 2011, 08:04:07 AM
Dinner last night was cheese sammiches and soda.  Damn power outage.

I had enough juice for a couple of lights.  I decided to catch up on my reading since I couldn't really do anything else.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on April 05, 2011, 08:20:18 AM
Surprisingly enough, I DO like that stuff when it is used as noodles under a decent marinara sauce. It sure saves on the carbs!! I haven't tried it with anything else, like alfredo sauce or whatever. I don't think I could eat that like Mrs. E. prepared it.

I asked her last night if she got any "crunch" in her s'ghetti squash. She said, "No."

Another Dismal Diet Failure (DDF).  :rotf:

(although I give her kudos for at least experimenting....)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on April 05, 2011, 09:04:09 AM
I tried that too.  I really just don't like it.  Which is odd, because I love squash.  The texture just ooks me out for some reason. 

I'm not a big veggie fan, period. Other than pumpkins, squash is one of my LEAST favorite foods. Maybe it's because of how my mom & grandma prepared them. I don't mind zucchini used as noodles in lasagna, either. They DO tend to make the lasagna a little too runny, though.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lacarnut on April 05, 2011, 01:27:53 PM
A can of Vienna Sausage for lunch and steak and potato for supper..veggie to be determined.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: SaintLouieWoman on April 05, 2011, 10:03:17 PM
We had a pasta I made with Dreamfield angel hair. The doc said it was lower in carbs. Whatever, it tasted good. Sunday we drove to Ft Myers to the Costco there (no Costco in Sarasota) and we got one of their very large roasted chickens. It was enough for dinner that night. I used the remainder in a pasta tonight with fresh broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, 3 kinds of fresh peppers and tomatoes.

Has anyone tried the new Philly cooking sauces? I used about a third small container as a sauce for the pizza. It was really yummy---used the Italian flavored sauce.

Can't believe, still have enough left of that pasta to use as a side dish for dinner tomorrow.
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Post by: Chris_ on April 09, 2011, 11:20:17 AM
Marinated (http://savorysweetlife.com/2009/07/marinade-this-bulgogi-recipe-korean-barbequed-beef/) chuck steak.  Not sure what else is going with it.
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Post by: debk on April 09, 2011, 11:29:33 AM
Depending on the weather....we're going to the street fair for the Opera Festival. It was supposed to rain this morning, and storm later today...so far nothing. The festival just opened a little over an hour ago, and we are going to go mid-afternoon....I'm thinking after trying Italian food at several booths...no cooking dinner.  :yahoo:
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Post by: NHSparky on April 09, 2011, 11:43:40 AM
Dinner in a bag of some sort.
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Post by: IassaFTots on April 09, 2011, 03:13:02 PM
I made some bbq chipotle shredded pork for lunch, Dinner is going to be delivery, I am exhausted.  I am hoping to convince the bf to italian, and if so, the fettucihini carbonara is calling my name.
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Post by: JLO on April 09, 2011, 11:32:45 PM
We had the best lasagna, recipe is here with pics and easy to follow directions.  http://mylasagnarecipe.com/
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Post by: IassaFTots on April 10, 2011, 04:17:38 PM
Baked cod, yellow squash casserole, and left over coleslaw and potato salad. 
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Post by: formerlurker on April 10, 2011, 04:22:19 PM
We had the best lasagna, recipe is here with pics and easy to follow directions.  http://mylasagnarecipe.com/

That looks delicious but complicated!!   Lots of steps!
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Post by: BEG on April 10, 2011, 05:11:22 PM
We are going to have those homemade egg noodles I made yesterday with chicken over mashed potatoes and rolls (rhodes, the kind you have to let rise).  Tomorrow we are having ribeye steaks with sauteed mushrooms, baked potatoes, salad and a different type of roll.  Wednesday we are going to have corned beef, cabbage, mashed potatoes and green beens.  Thursday will be Turkey Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. Friday will be marinated chicken breast (grilled), rice, salad and rolls.

My husband got new burners for his grill the other day.  We haven't been able to grill in months so I'm ready for a good steak.  
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Post by: BEG on April 10, 2011, 05:14:02 PM
We had a pasta I made with Dreamfield angel hair. The doc said it was lower in carbs. Whatever, it tasted good. Sunday we drove to Ft Myers to the Costco there (no Costco in Sarasota) and we got one of their very large roasted chickens. It was enough for dinner that night. I used the remainder in a pasta tonight with fresh broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, 3 kinds of fresh peppers and tomatoes.

Has anyone tried the new Philly cooking sauces? I used about a third small container as a sauce for the pizza. It was really yummy---used the Italian flavored sauce.

Can't believe, still have enough left of that pasta to use as a side dish for dinner tomorrow.

I have bought it but haven't used it yet.
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Post by: BEG on April 10, 2011, 05:21:34 PM
We had the best lasagna, recipe is here with pics and easy to follow directions.  http://mylasagnarecipe.com/

I'm going to try that.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on April 10, 2011, 06:35:10 PM
BEG...I am incredibly impressed that you have the whole week planned out for dinner!!!! Seriously!

I haven't even figured out tomorrow night yet!

Tonight is pizza.
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Post by: JLO on April 10, 2011, 11:20:29 PM
I'm going to try that.

Of course, as usual, I didn't have the very exact ingredients on hand (but I was reading and looking at the pretty pics while I cooked  :drool:) 

This recipe is like my own tried and true tweaking over the years.  My own notations are in my very well-used Betty Crocker book from decades of trials and adjustments.  And this recipe is almost the same.

My changes: I like to add fresh mushrooms and sliced black olives.  I have never used nutmeg. I have always used Cottage Cheese.  I don't measure so much anymore.  Pretty much can tell by eye.

Key ingredients are the fennel, basil and oregano!

Enjoy!
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Post by: debk on April 11, 2011, 09:28:54 AM
I don't understand the need to put nutmeg in pasta dishes.  :puke:

I haven't made lasagne in years. Have a very old recipe from a college roommate, who had her mother's recipe...so I figure it's at least 50 years old.  :thatsright:

I do like the idea of just letting the lasagne noodles rest in the hot water instead of cooking them. It would certainly keep them much firmer.

I made a "to die for" lemon blueberry cake the other day....I will post it separately. So easy, and soooo wonderful!!
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Post by: Karin on April 12, 2011, 03:58:54 PM
Nope, no nutmeg in the lasagna.  Nutmeg belongs on eggnog. 
My ex MIL used to put cinnamon in the rice.  It was obnoxious.  Cinnamon goes on apples. 
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Post by: debk on April 12, 2011, 04:48:08 PM
When I worked as a camp counselor in college....we had buttered rice with cinnamon sugar on it for breakfast once a week. As a counselor, it was mandatory that I eat at least 3 "Girl Scout bites"....it really wasn't bad. Was a whole lot easier for me to eat than regular cereal which I detest.
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Post by: BEG on April 12, 2011, 11:30:46 PM
Nope, no nutmeg in the lasagna.  Nutmeg belongs on eggnog. 
My ex MIL used to put cinnamon in the rice.  It was obnoxious.  Cinnamon goes on apples. 

My homemade spaghetti and meatballs recipe (from my mom who got it from an italian neighbor when I was a baby) calls for cinnamon in the sauce. I can taste it in the sauce but it's actually good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on April 12, 2011, 11:33:00 PM
BEG...I am incredibly impressed that you have the whole week planned out for dinner!!!! Seriously!

I haven't even figured out tomorrow night yet!

Tonight is pizza.

I'm only good like that when I'm in cooking mode. I'm normally running to the store every few days because I don't want to plan. This will probably last a couple of months then I'll be back to ordering dominos pizza.
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Post by: Karin on April 14, 2011, 03:49:36 PM
The unsweetened cinnamon was part of the boiling water.  It's Arabic. 

Anyway, I have no idea on God's green earth what's for dinner tonight.   :???:  Just drawing blanks. 
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Post by: debk on April 14, 2011, 06:22:59 PM
Just went to Sonic and got hot fudge sundaes for dinner. It's so much fun to be an adult.... :yahoo:
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Post by: IassaFTots on April 14, 2011, 08:07:22 PM
Just went to Sonic and got hot fudge sundaes for dinner. It's so much fun to be an adult.... :yahoo:

Microwaved pizza for me! 
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Post by: Chris_ on April 14, 2011, 08:15:03 PM
Meatloaf and vegetables, but that's just an excuse to have dessert.
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Post by: LC EFA on April 14, 2011, 10:35:23 PM
Tonight is Chicken and paneer cheese both cubed and marinated all day in a mix of yogurt, lemon juice, garlic powder and garam masala then skewered with slices of bell pepper and grilled until golden brown.

Served over rice with a side serve of peeled and sliced cucumber swimming in the same yogurt mixture noted above.
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Post by: Thor on April 15, 2011, 09:33:42 AM
When I worked as a camp counselor in college....we had buttered rice with cinnamon sugar on it for breakfast once a week. As a counselor, it was mandatory that I eat at least 3 "Girl Scout bites"....it really wasn't bad. Was a whole lot easier for me to eat than regular cereal which I detest.

I had that in pre-school and day care during the summers. I absolutely love that stuff. Only thing is, the stuff I had was rice, butter & sugar. Whenever I make plain white rice, I like to have some for dessert.
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Post by: Karin on April 15, 2011, 03:56:54 PM
LC EFA's dinner sounded quite nice and elegant. 

Not like mine, we just had Banquet fried chicken & tater tots.   :p :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on April 15, 2011, 03:58:36 PM
I had that in pre-school and day care during the summers. I absolutely love that stuff. Only thing is, the stuff I had was rice, butter & sugar. Whenever I make plain white rice, I like to have some for dessert.

Sounds like rice pudding (http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/creamy-rice-pudding/Detail.aspx). 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 15, 2011, 09:05:57 PM
Tonight is Chicken and paneer cheese both cubed and marinated all day in a mix of yogurt, lemon juice, garlic powder and garam masala then skewered with slices of bell pepper and grilled until golden brown.

Served over rice with a side serve of peeled and sliced cucumber swimming in the same yogurt mixture noted above.


I want some!
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Post by: LC EFA on May 01, 2011, 04:02:34 AM
Tonight was haloumi cheese browned and served over a "salad".

Salad was comprised from asparagus, and green beans, fried until warm and slightly soft but still crispy with sliced portabelo mushrooms and quartered tomato, both fried until warm and soft.

I used some caper-lemon dressing over the lot.

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Post by: SaintLouieWoman on May 01, 2011, 05:55:01 PM
Tonight iw chicken Kiev (from the Super Target---it was on sale). We're just going to bake it and I'm making some fresh corn on the cob. I'm also going to make a lot of asparagus, as they were having a sale at the local Amish fresh market and I need to use it up before it gets bad. I'll melt a little butter for the asparagus in the pan, then combine with white onions and fresh mushrooms and some fresh taragon from my herb garden. I can't believe how the herbs last here in Florida. I left my herb pots outside all winter and still have the fresh basil, rosemary, tarragon and chives from last year.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on May 02, 2011, 06:26:14 PM
Tonight was haloumi cheese browned and served over a "salad".

Salad was comprised from asparagus, and green beans, fried until warm and slightly soft but still crispy with sliced portabelo mushrooms and quartered tomato, both fried until warm and soft.

I used some caper-lemon dressing over the lot.



Hippie
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Post by: Chris_ on May 02, 2011, 06:30:44 PM
I picked up something called bacon and tomato salad at the deli.  It looks like some kind of macaroni salad.
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Post by: Odin's Hand on May 04, 2011, 03:03:33 PM
Pizza from "The Hideaway".
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Post by: Texacon on May 04, 2011, 05:09:53 PM
Ranch style beans out of the can and a cold beer.

mmm mmmm

KC
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Post by: Mr Mannn on June 19, 2011, 07:49:40 PM
I had lasagna, iced tea and a Klondike Bar for desert.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 19, 2011, 07:56:42 PM
You too? :lmao:

I skipped the iced tea.
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Post by: IassaFTots on June 19, 2011, 08:53:24 PM
Grilled everything.  Chicken, sausage, and my own harvested corn and zucchini. 
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Post by: thundley4 on June 19, 2011, 09:08:55 PM
T-bone and french fries.
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Post by: Mike220 on June 19, 2011, 09:23:47 PM
Buffalo chicken pizza. It was tasty. But not as tasty as my girlfriend's fettuccine Alfredo that we had last night. She spices it up somehow (not sharing the recipe with me) and it's freaking awesome. One of the upsides to dating a Jewish-Italian girl from New York.  :yahoo:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on June 20, 2011, 05:07:05 PM
Left over night. Lasagna, mashed potatoes. thick slices if Ham, some chips. Iced tea...and another Klondike bar. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on June 20, 2011, 07:35:06 PM
Left over night. Lasagna, mashed potatoes. thick slices if Ham, some chips. Iced tea...and another Klondike bar. 

Just curious.  What did YOU do for the Klondike bar?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on June 20, 2011, 08:57:35 PM
I had some small chunks of tenderloin beef calling my name, so I did a very simple marinade and let 'em soak for about an hour, then mounted 'em on bamboo skewers with chunks of bell pepper, red onion, yellow and red pepper, and grilled it all.

Did up some sauteed onions, peppers, and mushrooms for a veggie of sorts, and that's what we had tonight.
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Post by: IassaFTots on June 20, 2011, 08:58:46 PM
BF baked some FANTASTIC french baguettes this weekend.  I toasted a bit with a little cheese.  WOW!
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Post by: Chris_ on June 20, 2011, 08:59:23 PM
A cup of soy sauce, a tablespoon of sugar, and a little ginger = instant Chinese takeout.

I'm having some sort of frozen turkey dinner.
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Post by: Mr Mannn on June 23, 2011, 09:14:17 PM
Just curious.  What did YOU do for the Klondike bar?
I lurked at the DUmp. Yeesh. Time for another Klondike Bar.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: SaintLouieWoman on June 23, 2011, 09:24:27 PM
SR grilled some chicken legs. I made a salad that I saw in today's Sarasota paper---it was so simple. You take 2 cans of garbanzo beans, drained, dice 2 whole tomatoes, 1/2 chopped red onion, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tbsp of lemon juice (I had bottled lime juice in the house and used that) and 1/2 cup feta cheese. I didn't have the feta cheese, so sprinkled in a bunch of parmesan cheese. You add salt and pepper and it's delicious and easy to make. I had a half avacado, so diced that into it, too.

I also sauteed some fresh broccoli, mushrooms, red onion and red pepper. I put a peanut sauce on it that I got at Whole Foods. It was very tasty.
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Post by: Chris_ on July 09, 2011, 01:17:05 PM
Marinated thick-cut pork chops (brown sugar and bourbon) and sweet potato fries.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight? (Nothing speciala sweet treat for desert FOR ME.)
Post by: JLO on July 10, 2011, 12:02:57 AM
Marinated thick-cut pork chops (brown sugar and bourbon) and sweet potato fries.

 Sounds good!
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Post by: Mr Mannn on August 31, 2011, 08:09:01 PM
a thick slice of ham steak, broccoli drenched in melted cheese, a dinner roll to mop up all the cheese sauce, and garlic mashed potatoes.
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Post by: OhioGringo on September 02, 2011, 05:43:39 PM
Nachos!

And beer.  :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 26, 2011, 07:51:21 PM
Turkey burgers doused in Texas Pete's hot sauce.  It's the only way to make these things edible.

I picked them up months ago and forgot about them.
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Post by: Odin's Hand on October 26, 2011, 09:52:48 PM
3 tacos al Pastor and 2 cheese enchiladas at Tacos San Pedro.

Was watching Man vs. Food Nation in Omaha earlier. I think I could take the Pig Wing Challenge on and win.

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Post by: JLO on October 26, 2011, 11:09:10 PM
3 tacos al Pastor and 2 cheese enchiladas at Tacos San Pedro.

Was watching Man vs. Food Nation in Omaha earlier. I think I could take the Pig Wing Challenge on and win.



Man vs. food is fun to watch, eh?  I cannot image what his doctor says at a physical.  Those foods he over-eats are time-bombs in the artery-clogging area.  I Hope he eats extremely healthy most of the time.

Go Adam, Man vs. Food - love your show!

(http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/adam-richmannew.jpg)
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Post by: IassaFTots on October 27, 2011, 09:09:08 AM
Since it is cold here finally, I am eating Minestrone Soup with Italian Sausage that I cooked on Sunday.  Friday will be chili, no beans, and this weekend, I have to come up with something to do with the cauliflower and cabbage I bought last weekend.
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Post by: debk on October 27, 2011, 12:24:53 PM
Since it is cold here finally, I am eating Minestrone Soup with Italian Sausage that I cooked on Sunday.  Friday will be chili, no beans, and this weekend, I have to come up with something to do with the cauliflower and cabbage I bought last weekend.


Cream of cauliflower soup  :drool:.
Cabbage rolls?
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Post by: IassaFTots on October 27, 2011, 01:29:09 PM

Cream of cauliflower soup  :drool:.
Cabbage rolls?

Good to see ya sweetie!  I have a good cauliflower cheese soup, I was thinking of making that. 
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Post by: debk on October 27, 2011, 02:07:52 PM
Good to see ya sweetie!  I have a good cauliflower cheese soup, I was thinking of making that. 

Thanks! Have had wicked awful cold for 2 weeks, exhausted, working til 4am and too tired to post.  :argh:
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Post by: Eupher on October 27, 2011, 03:27:39 PM
Thanks! Have had wicked awful cold for 2 weeks, exhausted, working til 4am and too tired to post.  :argh:

Glad to see you're with the land of the living now!  :cheersmate:
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Post by: CG6468 on November 04, 2011, 02:12:53 PM
I just spent 6 hours making my gasless French Onion Soup. About 1.5 gallons - might last us until spring.
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Post by: Mr Mannn on November 05, 2011, 10:24:29 AM
Lasagna was last nights dinner. Frozen and nuked at 50% until cooked all thru.

Iced tea has gotten more expensive for me. I brew one 32oz glass at a time.
3 Lipton (or generic Black Tea) tea bags
and
3 Pepermint tea bags (from the expensive specialty boxes).

I use an electric kettle to make the water hot. I steep all 6 bags for 15 minutes (but sometimes I'm on the net and it ends up steeping for 30...)
--the point is, the tea is STRONG.

Pour the tea in a 32oz glass full of crushed ice. Half the ice melts right away diluting the tea, and the other half makes it ice cold.

No sugar needed. The mint is just strong enough to be felt and its cold and minty smooth going down.
 
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Post by: Chris_ on November 05, 2011, 08:46:29 PM
Homemade split-pea soup with country ham and crusty bread. :)
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Post by: IassaFTots on November 05, 2011, 08:49:56 PM
Burgers, coleslaw, and fries.  I was feeling lowbrow. 
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Post by: JLO on November 06, 2011, 03:34:41 AM
Homemade split-pea soup with country ham and crusty bread. :)

I also just made a double batch of my version of Split-Pea soup.  This not MY pic, but my soup looks like this: 

(http://blog.pennlive.com/italian-kitchen/2009/01/large_Pea%20soup.jpg)

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on November 06, 2011, 09:53:22 AM
I also just made a double batch of my version of Split-Pea soup.  This not MY pic, but my soup looks like this: 

(http://blog.pennlive.com/italian-kitchen/2009/01/large_Pea%20soup.jpg)


That's it!  I made a double batch as well... I found an extra can of vegetable stock in the cupboard. 

So tasty.
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Post by: IassaFTots on November 06, 2011, 08:57:15 PM
Roasted Pork Loin with a cider-mustard sauce, sauteed swiss chard, mashed cauliflower with goat cheese, and homemade honey wheat bread.   :-)
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Post by: Mr Mannn on November 07, 2011, 06:42:03 PM
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole. Mmmmm Mmmmmm.
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Post by: Odin's Hand on November 07, 2011, 07:48:17 PM
Venison chili and cornbread.
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Post by: IassaFTots on November 07, 2011, 08:21:31 PM
Venison chili and cornbread.

Damn.  Someone needs to bring me some venison soon.  Homemade broccoli cheese soup tonight, but yours sounds better.
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Post by: JLO on November 08, 2011, 12:12:55 AM
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole. Mmmmm Mmmmmm.

We must have had the same idea at the same time  :-)  So glad yours turned out good!  :-*

I used thawed frozen potato hash brown shreds and layered them with chunks of leftover ham, some thawed broccoli, and fresh/green onions topped with more potato shreds and more shredded cheddar cheese into a buttered  glass dish.  Trial and major error with no liquids involved.

(Mine was SO very dry.  It needed milk and butter.)   I knew it   :banghead:

The leftovers were much better w/milk, sour cream and butter.   :-)
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Post by: debk on November 08, 2011, 09:05:14 AM
Venison chili and cornbread.


 :drool:

We need someone to bring us some venison. M makes the best venison chili!!!
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Post by: Chris_ on November 18, 2011, 06:55:55 PM
Korean grilled BBQ pork and sweet potato.


This works on steak or chicken and it's so easy a liberal could do it.  This makes a single serving of marinade (enough for two steaks):

6 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
3 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.  I'm out of fresh stuff so I had to use the dried powder.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lacarnut on November 18, 2011, 07:35:49 PM
A can of sardines and crackers. That reminds me; I need to get that stinky can out of the house. I did not feel like cooking the two NY strips I have in the frig. That will be tomorrow's supper. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on November 18, 2011, 07:43:19 PM
A can of sardines and crackers.
That sounds like a tasty lunch.  I haven't had sardines and hot sauce in years.

The Kroger over here had Saltines advertised as 'a Holiday treat'. :rofl:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Ballygrl on November 20, 2011, 12:12:54 PM
I'm making this for dinner tonight, will post a pic and review on how it comes out, I'm using ground beef instead of lamb, it got great reviews:

Mummy Boome's Traditional Shepherds Pie

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/danny-boome/mummy-boomes-traditional-shepherds-pie-recipe/index.html
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Post by: Odin's Hand on November 20, 2011, 02:31:52 PM
Samosa, gyros and tabouli.
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Post by: Mr Mannn on November 20, 2011, 03:06:41 PM
Microwave dinner.
At the store I can buy a "Bucket o' Ribs." All I need to do is open it and nuke it. Followed by cheesy broccoli (another nuke fest). and tea.

Then I settle down for my radio-active feast.

Eventually I will get super powers!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Ballygrl on November 20, 2011, 03:55:59 PM
The Shepherds Pie came out OK, everyone else really loved it though, here's what it looks like:

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/RepublicanandProud/dinner1.jpg)

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/RepublicanandProud/dinner2.jpg)
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Post by: IassaFTots on November 20, 2011, 08:00:01 PM
Beef Strogonoff, in the crockpot.  Over spatzele, with spinach.
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Post by: Eupher on November 20, 2011, 08:39:03 PM
Beef Strogonoff, in the crockpot.  Over spatzele, with spinach.

Over spätzle? I think I love you.  :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on November 21, 2011, 08:09:28 AM
Over spätzle? I think I love you.  :yum:

Was born in Germany, Mom and Dad lived there for many years before I was born, and she honed her cooking skills there.  For years I didn't know it was "special"  I thought it was dinner.   :-)
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Post by: Karin on November 21, 2011, 08:25:12 AM
This was last night:  I took the advice of our Southerners here:  Since we had bacon for breakfast, I saved the bacon fat.  For dinner, I layered a generous amount of bacon fat (all of it) in the bottom of the castiron pan, then made cornbread.  SO good! 
With that as a side, I had made some chili in the crockpot. 

It had beans in it.   :fuelfire:
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Post by: Eupher on November 21, 2011, 08:41:58 AM
This was last night:  I took the advice of our Southerners here:  Since we had bacon for breakfast, I saved the bacon fat.  For dinner, I layered a generous amount of bacon fat (all of it) in the bottom of the castiron pan, then made cornbread.  SO good! 
With that as a side, I had made some chili in the crockpot. 

It had beans in it.   :fuelfire:

Here we go again!  :rotf:
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Post by: IassaFTots on November 21, 2011, 09:59:08 AM
Here we go again!  :rotf:

Even cooking cornbread in a cast iron, with bacon grease isn't gonna fix that transgression....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on November 21, 2011, 10:00:39 AM
I keep a tub of bacon fat in the refrigerator.  I don't have much of it, but I use it when I can. :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 03, 2011, 08:59:54 PM
Looks like I'm going to be eating pork chops for a while.  I found some whole pork loin for sale and bought one. 

Good think I like pork chops.
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Post by: IassaFTots on December 03, 2011, 09:34:23 PM
I always forget to cut the dang thng before I freeze it.   :thatsright:

Ponzu Salmon, Sesame Asparagus and Coconut Rice.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 03, 2011, 09:43:50 PM
That sounds tasty.  It's similar to how I marinated the pork I picked up.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/seared-salmon-with-ponzu-and-baby-bok-choy-recipe/index.html
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Post by: IassaFTots on December 04, 2011, 09:03:29 AM
That sounds tasty.  It's similar to how I marinated the pork I picked up.

Came out very tasty, the rice not so much.
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Post by: Eupher on December 05, 2011, 10:01:36 AM
I did another pork shoulder on Saturday, but I did it in the crockpot rather than a long, slow roast in the oven.

I like it better in the crockpot. Came out juicier and the flavor of the killer dry rub was all throughout the meat rather than just on the surface.

Alton Brown's recipe for pork shoulder has you brine it, but screw that. Brining's good for poultry but I ain't convinced it's good for pork.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 15, 2011, 07:17:50 PM
Homemade baked beans and cornbread. 

Country ham, bacon, three kinds of beans.  Brown sugar.  Molasses.  This stuff is awesome.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on December 15, 2011, 09:04:21 PM
Homemade baked beans and cornbread. 

Country ham, bacon, three kinds of beans.  Brown sugar.  Molasses.  This stuff is awesome.

I hope you took some Beano. Before AND after.   :fos:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 15, 2011, 09:05:59 PM
I hope you took some Beano. Before AND after.   :fos:
Stay out of my office until Monday.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on December 15, 2011, 09:23:40 PM
Stay out of my office until Monday.

You don't have to tell me twice!   :bolt:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 15, 2011, 09:33:32 PM
Think I'm going to fry up some extra bacon for the rest of these beans tomorrow.  Yum.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on December 15, 2011, 09:37:17 PM
Think I'm going to fry up some extra bacon for the rest of these beans tomorrow.  Yum.

Please, God, ANYTHING to cut the gas.  Jeezus, I can actually see that stuff seeping through my monitor!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 16, 2011, 07:17:34 PM
Going to try some smoked pork jowl with my beans tonight.  It looks tasty.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on December 16, 2011, 09:09:11 PM
Today I was a judge in an IT dept chili cookoff.  EVERY FREAKING CHILI HAD BEANS.  Some even had corn, and multi colored beans.  W.T.F????
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 16, 2011, 09:10:15 PM
Blasphemy.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: franksolich on December 16, 2011, 09:11:30 PM
Going to try some smoked pork jowl with my beans tonight.  It looks tasty.

Tomorrow (Saturday) for lunch, I think I'm going to make some cotelettes d'Agneau releves de legumes.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on December 16, 2011, 09:26:46 PM
Tomorrow (Saturday) for lunch, I think I'm going to make some cotelettes d'Agneau releves de legumes.

With your proclivity to like meat well done, I wouldn't have thought you would like lamb.  Lamb is best served med-rare, especially if it is fresh.  Of course, that is just my opinion. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 16, 2011, 09:30:42 PM
Some cuts of lamb are pretty forgiving.  I bought some dirt cheap shoulder cuts that were very earthy when cooked to medium-rare or medium.  Well-done, they were excellent and still fall-off-the-bone tender.  I don't normally grill and usually cook mine on a heavy cast iron pan. 

I tend to put a heavy sear on the outside of my steaks (I don't burn them) and cook them the rest of the way on a low heat until they're done.  It's almost a braise and they come out very tender.  I still prefer less expensive cuts with lots of fat and marbling in them.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on December 16, 2011, 09:45:33 PM
Some cuts of lamb are pretty forgiving.  I bought some dirt cheap shoulder cuts that were very earthy when cooked to medium-rare or medium.  Well-done, they were excellent and still fall-off-the-bone tender.  I don't normally grill and usually cook mine on a heavy cast iron pan. 

I tend to put a heavy sear on the outside of my steaks (I don't burn them) and cook them the rest of the way on a low heat until they're done.  It's almost a braise and they come out very tender.  I still prefer less expensive cuts with lots of fat and marbling in them.

I hear ya, it is all how it is cooked.  And yes, I also prefer a cheaper cut.  I can do a lot more with em.  And, more volume.  Tomorrow is beef burgandy, or whatever you want to call it.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 16, 2011, 09:49:13 PM
Wal-Mart has made some drastic changes in their meat department.  They have mostly abandoned the ultra-preservative brine-laden meat they were selling.  I picked up my standard steak (eye of chuck) and cooked it like I would normally.  It was just as good as the stuff from Kroger or Publix down the street.  I think they've redeemed themselves, at least where beef is concerned.

They're still selling those pathetic 1/2-inch pork "chops".  I skipped those and went for a whole pork loin -- $4 a pound -- and marinated it in soy sauce and sugar overnight (one part sugar, two parts soy sauce with some puree'd or minced garlic and onion).  It was excellent.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on December 16, 2011, 10:54:08 PM
Today I was a judge in an IT dept chili cookoff.  EVERY FREAKING CHILI HAD BEANS.  Some even had corn, and multi colored beans.  W.T.F????

Foreigners in Texas again. Oh, the horror!  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 16, 2011, 11:00:59 PM
Corn in chili is inexcusable.

I'd be scared to see what passes for chili where I work.  I did get some awesome baklava from Mr. Balakrishnan today.  It has absolutely nothing to do with chili, but it was ****in' awesome.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on December 17, 2011, 07:39:38 AM
Foreigners in Texas again. Oh, the horror!  :-)

Some were even born and raised here!!

Chris, homemade baklava is the best! 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on December 17, 2011, 09:57:57 AM
Some were even born and raised here!!

Yankee collaborators.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on December 17, 2011, 03:17:15 PM
My better 2/3s and I are going to a neighboring American Legion post. They're having their $10,000 for one winner raffle, lesser amounts for other winners, and a catered Italian meal from our favorite local Italian restaurant.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on December 17, 2011, 08:26:22 PM
Yankee collaborators.

Indeed!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on December 18, 2011, 10:45:19 AM
Yankee collaborators. carpetbaggers.

FIFY
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on December 20, 2011, 11:15:15 AM
I know we've had our differences concerning the beans in the chili. 

But CORN???!!!  I stand shoulder to shoulder with you in this outrage. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on December 20, 2011, 11:23:15 AM
I know we've had our differences concerning the beans in the chili. 

But CORN???!!!  I stand shoulder to shoulder with you in this outrage. 

I have only seen corn mixed with chili one time, but it was more of a casserole type dish with chili as the base.  All I remember is that it had a thin layer of corn bread on the bottom, then the chili with corn in the middle then a layer of corn bread on top.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on December 20, 2011, 07:07:29 PM
I have only seen corn mixed with chili one time, but it was more of a casserole type dish with chili as the base.  All I remember is that it had a thin layer of corn bread on the bottom, then the chili with corn in the middle then a layer of corn bread on top.

Man, that's a lot of corn!  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on December 20, 2011, 09:49:36 PM
I know we've had our differences concerning the beans in the chili. 

But CORN???!!!  I stand shoulder to shoulder with you in this outrage. 

Thank you!   :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on December 20, 2011, 10:09:10 PM
I have only seen corn mixed with chili one time, but it was more of a casserole type dish with chili as the base.  All I remember is that it had a thin layer of corn bread on the bottom, then the chili with corn in the middle then a layer of corn bread on top.

Tamale Pie
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on December 20, 2011, 11:47:21 PM
Pot roast, quartered red potatoes, onion soup, 2 bottles of Blue Moon, oregano and garlic. Quite tasty.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on December 22, 2011, 07:20:58 PM
Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Bread and butter. Iced tea. Klondike bar.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on December 25, 2011, 12:04:16 AM
Homemade teriyaki chicken and pasta alfredo.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on January 01, 2012, 03:01:28 PM
Potato-chip fried chicken and leftover mac & cheese.

Never tried making fried chicken with potato chips, but I have to do something with these bottom-of-the-bag crumbs that are cluttering up my kitchen.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on January 14, 2012, 05:53:56 PM
Boneless pork loin is on sale again... $1.99/lb.

Teriyaki pork and roasted red potatoes for dinner. :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Celtic Rose on January 14, 2012, 06:30:11 PM
Tacos.  I got some ground turkey on sale really cheap earlier this week and it made some tasty taco filling. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on January 14, 2012, 06:34:04 PM
Billy Sims' BBQ smoked turkey and ribs w/ cole slaw and green beans. They have the BEST turkey...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike B the Cajun on January 14, 2012, 06:55:12 PM
Boiled crabs, sausage, potatos, and corn...    :yum:

(They were all boiled in the same Zatarain's Crab Boil seasoned water)  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: shadeaux on January 15, 2012, 02:26:38 PM
STOP.   :-)

Chicken and sausage gumbo, potato salad, french bread.  Slap yo mama good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on January 15, 2012, 04:00:03 PM
Tacos.  I got some ground turkey on sale really cheap earlier this week and it made some tasty taco filling. 
Hm.  That sounds interesting.  Turkey is usually cheaper than beef, especially since beef prices have gone through the roof.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Inga on January 17, 2012, 03:35:50 PM
STOP.   :-)

Chicken and sausage gumbo, potato salad, french bread.  Slap yo mama good.

I how I miss good Gumbo and rice.I my have to drag out the old recipes. :yum:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on January 17, 2012, 08:32:22 PM
I started to make Joan Lunden's Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup (which is deliscious by the way, google it) but became seriously nauseous and couldn't finish.   I started methotrexate a couple of weeks ago and have felt kind of sickly lately.

I ended up having Chick-fil-a chicken noodle soup.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on January 17, 2012, 08:40:36 PM
Made beef and cheese enchiladas for the crew.  None of them had ever had them.  EVER.

I gotta cook more.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on January 18, 2012, 12:44:17 PM
Made beef and cheese enchiladas for the crew.  None of them had ever had them.  EVER.
I gotta cook more.



W T F


We made (not the first time) shreded beef tacos the other night using a "Pit Roast". Essentially beef cubes wrapped up in oven proof paper. We get them at Savemart (was Albertsons) or FoodMaxx. You bake them for 6-8 hours in the oven @ 250. Usually it's seasoned with Pappys (low salt) seasoning. Just shred after it's done.

DAYUM.   :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: shadeaux on January 18, 2012, 06:09:26 PM
I'm having pancakes tonight.     :drool:

Tomorrow red beans, rice and sausage with a nice little deer roast.  My husband will think he died and went to heaven.  After all his cussing driving home, he'll be happy. For some reason, he hates driving the Texas highways.    :rotf:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on January 18, 2012, 06:39:22 PM
Ok I made Joan Lundon's Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup. Here is a picture of it just a few minutes ago, before the sour cream is added (you have to wait until just before you serve it). I serve it with diced avocado and tortilla's cut into thin strips toasted in the oven.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/Foam_Kitty/c5c89f73.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 18, 2012, 08:50:34 PM
Red Chile Pork Enchiladas, homemade borracho beans and spinach salad with avocado dressing.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on January 18, 2012, 09:48:59 PM
Red Chile Pork Enchiladas, homemade borracho beans and spinach salad with avocado dressing.

You grow your own beans?  :p
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 19, 2012, 09:14:40 AM
You grow your own beans?  :p

I said homemade, not homegrown silly.  Meaning, I didn't get them out of a can.  I cooked them all by myself!   ::)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on January 19, 2012, 09:32:33 AM
Red Chile Pork Enchiladas, homemade borracho beans and spinach salad with avocado dressing.

Sounds pretty good. (Spoken while hurrying off to figure out what the hell borracho beans are).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on January 19, 2012, 10:24:17 AM
Sounds pretty good. (Spoken while hurrying off to figure out what the hell borracho beans are).


I think that's the sound they make .....................................later.     :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JakeStyle on March 20, 2012, 09:53:43 PM
I am down with the flu, so it's Campbells Creamy Tomato Soup with a sleeve of saltines and some cottage cheese for me.  And a gallon or so of water.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on March 21, 2012, 12:47:07 PM
Tacos! Plenty of tacos! With lost of jalapeños on the side!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on March 23, 2012, 01:11:40 PM
...he says to the man with the flu. 

Hope you're feeling better, Jake!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on March 24, 2012, 01:58:06 PM
Open faced Reuben sandwiches, hot from under the broiler. Sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, horseradish - Yum-YUM!  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on March 24, 2012, 02:05:38 PM
That sounds good.

A reuben is my benchmark for any deli or restaurant.  If they can't make a good reuben, I don't plan on going a second time.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on March 24, 2012, 03:12:57 PM
That sounds good.

A reuben is my benchmark for any deli or restaurant.  If they can't make a good reuben, I don't plan on going a second time.

There used to be a place in Harvey, IL, called Rube's Sportsman's Club. They served the best and biggest open faced Reubens I ever ate. HUGE portion of corned beef, loads of sauerkraut, lots of melted cheese, all on a really big piece of rye bread.

Sports figures from the Chicago area and from visiting teams left signed autographs and photos, which were displayed throughout the restaurant.

We went there several times a month when I worked at Maremont Corp., almost just across the street. That's all gone now, and for the most part, so is Harvey, IL, all victims of the gangbanging thugs, crooked dimbo politicians and crooked cops in the area. Very high crime and murder rate there....

Ahhh, the memories.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lacarnut on March 24, 2012, 04:02:41 PM
Cooking pork riblets for supper. Tomorrow it is going to be Louisiana Crawfish etouffee. Low supply makes dem crawdads expensive.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on March 24, 2012, 06:00:32 PM
Rube's has been gone for a while now.

Quote
Rube's was a well known sport's bar/hall that attracted many celebrities in its day.

Rube's (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2326621280101132678ChDTia)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on April 22, 2012, 06:20:41 PM
I ran out of cumin today.  An Indian cooking site said to use yellow curry as a substitute since it's mostly cumin.

We'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 22, 2012, 09:31:19 PM
Grilled pork chops with a pear onion balsamic sauce, grilled brussel sprouts and squash casserole.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on April 23, 2012, 03:49:26 PM
Brussel Sprouts?   :panic:

Wonder how Lacarnut made his pork riblets.  I have some of those and need some inspiration. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on April 23, 2012, 03:55:48 PM
Brussel Sprouts?   :panic:
I just found this blog after I read your post: **** You, Broccoli (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/) :rotf:
Cabbage: Looks like lettuce, tastes like ass (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/post/21646068010/cabbage-looks-like-lettuce-tastes-like-ass)
Artichokes: How is this even a food? (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/post/21267499517/artichokes-how-is-this-even-a-food)
Carrots, Please make up your ****ing minds (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/post/20964474970/carrots-please-make-up-your-****ing-minds)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on April 23, 2012, 03:57:57 PM
Brussel Sprouts?   :panic:

Wonder how Lacarnut made his pork riblets.  I have some of those and need some inspiration. 

Brussels sprouts are grown when dingleberries go bad. They have to be fed crotch cheese, but the transformation is pretty rapid -- usually 3 days or so without a shower.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: njpines on April 23, 2012, 04:08:45 PM
I just found this blog after I read your post: **** You, Broccoli (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/) :rotf:
Cabbage: Looks like lettuce, tastes like ass (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/post/21646068010/cabbage-looks-like-lettuce-tastes-like-ass)
Artichokes: How is this even a food? (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/post/21267499517/artichokes-how-is-this-even-a-food)
Carrots, Please make up your ****ing minds (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/post/20964474970/carrots-please-make-up-your-****ing-minds)

 :rofl:  Funny as hell, chris!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on April 23, 2012, 06:14:12 PM
I just found this blog after I read your post: **** You, Broccoli (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/) :rotf:
Cabbage: Looks like lettuce, tastes like ass (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/post/21646068010/cabbage-looks-like-lettuce-tastes-like-ass)
Artichokes: How is this even a food? (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/post/21267499517/artichokes-how-is-this-even-a-food)
Carrots, Please make up your ****ing minds (http://****youbroccoli.tumblr.com/post/20964474970/carrots-please-make-up-your-****ing-minds)

I LOVE artichokes. First you cut off the stem, take off the outer tough leaves, steam it in a steamer, melt butter in a small bowl, put some mayonnaise in a small bowl and then in another bowl put grated parmesan cheese (not shredded).  Pull off a leaf, dip it in butter (the side that is hooked on to the artichoke), dip it in mayonnaise then finally the parmesan cheese.  You can also skip the mayo or butter but you have to use at least one before you dip it in the parmesan cheese.  Put the "meat" side of the leaf on your lower teeth, bite down and scrape the meat off with your teeth.

Try it, trust me, you will be hooked.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on April 23, 2012, 06:20:44 PM
We are having steak (medium rare of course), sautéed mushrooms, baked potatoes, salad and bread.

Tomorrow night we are having the salmon I posted about the other day.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 23, 2012, 09:29:31 PM
I love artichokes too.  I just use lemon butter.   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on April 24, 2012, 01:52:09 PM
Chris!   :rotf: :lmao:

This, about the artichoke, I just had to bring over:

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Too lacking in flavor to give anyone an excuse to eat you for your own sake, instead you’re slathered in hollandaise, garlic butter, “Ranch” dressing… the thicker the better. You’re basically a nasty mayonnaise-delivery system. You take the most elegant, sophisticated diners and turn them into hayseeds sucking sauce through their front teeth and leaving behind an oily, wilted pile of spit-laden gnawed leaves in grotesque pyramids of compostable material. All so they can suck your fibrous, scrotal heart out. No wonder that even in this day and age, where chefs proudly serve dishes of sheep testes and porcine adenoids, the best restaurants just throw most of you away.

:rofl:

I sampled one in a grocery store.  Besides the butter, it tasted just like grass. 

Remember the DUmmie who made "Brussel Sprouts sauteed in brown butter over quinoa?"  That was dinner. 


Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on April 24, 2012, 01:58:34 PM
I saw a recipe for brussel sprout hash last Thanksgiving.  It looked okay, it had meat in it, but I didn't have any leftover sprouts to use.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 24, 2012, 02:28:27 PM
I saw a recipe for brussel sprout hash last Thanksgiving.  It looked okay, it had meat in it, but I didn't have any leftover sprouts to use.

I quartered the sprouts, put em in a tin foil wrap with lemon juice and butter, and then grilled them.  I also roast them, and toss em with balsamic. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on April 24, 2012, 02:34:47 PM
Found it.  It looks like "take all your leftovers, throw them into a pan, and cook it for a while". :rofl:

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes, and Turkey Hash (http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/11/thanksgiving-leftovers-brussels-sprout-potato-turkey-hash-recipe.html)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on April 24, 2012, 02:53:17 PM
We need to get the hell off this Brussels sprouts kick. Those things are nastier than UGP's thong. (She has only one, so it gets minimal laundry time.)  :puke:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on April 24, 2012, 03:30:41 PM
OK so then, back on topic.  Holy crap!   :panic:  What's for dinner tonight? 

I think maybe a ham steak and mac&cheese.  Corn. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 24, 2012, 03:35:44 PM
OK so then, back on topic.  Holy crap!   :panic:  What's for dinner tonight? 

I think maybe a ham steak and mac&cheese.  Corn. 

Leftovers from the previous dinner which includes the things that cannot be mentioned. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on April 24, 2012, 04:08:41 PM
Leftovers from the previous dinner which includes the things that cannot be mentioned. 

You are a dear.  :-*

h5
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 24, 2012, 04:36:32 PM
You are a dear.  :-*

h5


Anytime buddy!  BS for parity!

 :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on May 31, 2012, 04:38:48 PM
Chicken Fajeetas.















 O-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on June 02, 2012, 11:33:26 PM
corned beef, carrots, red taters and cabbage. done in the crock pot. came out perfect.

Rowing down the river tomorow with corned beef hogies for lunch.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lacarnut on June 03, 2012, 01:27:18 AM
My brother is BBQ chicken for lunch and I am cooking crawfish etouffee for supper.  .
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 03, 2012, 07:29:37 AM
Last night was fish stew.  Tonight, grilled beef ribs, and various sides. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on June 27, 2012, 03:53:15 PM
BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, pasta salad. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jtyangel on July 01, 2012, 05:26:44 PM
Reviving this...pork spare ribs with bbq sauce, beans, corn, and watermelon...yummo!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on July 01, 2012, 06:45:38 PM
Did you just say yummo????

Grilled pork chops, grilled asparagus, and grilled potato packets.  Too dang hot to cook inside.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 01, 2012, 06:46:55 PM
Did you just say yummo????

Grilled pork chops, grilled asparagus, and grilled potato packets.  Too dang hot to cook inside.
I had a bowl of cereal.  I'm not doing anything else today.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jtyangel on July 01, 2012, 06:47:18 PM
Did you just say yummo????

Grilled pork chops, grilled asparagus, and grilled potato packets.  Too dang hot to cook inside.

Yep, frank is gone for the time being so I'm in any danger of getting him frazzled with my baby talk.  :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on July 01, 2012, 06:53:59 PM
Yep, frank is gone for the time being so I'm in any danger of getting him frazzled with my baby talk.  :lmao:

There's a few others that will have an opinion.  Watch your back.  Just sayin.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jtyangel on July 01, 2012, 07:03:37 PM
There's a few others that will have an opinion.  Watch your back.  Just sayin.

I got 3 kids, one still in elementary. I'm allowed.

Let them bring their BS's on.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on July 01, 2012, 10:05:12 PM
Reviving this...pork spare ribs with bbq sauce, beans, corn, and watermelon...yummo!

bitchslapped for saying the "y====" word.

Rachael Ray irritates the short hairs on my ankles. Yes, it's really that bad.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jtyangel on July 01, 2012, 10:33:20 PM
bitchslapped for saying the "y====" word.

Rachael Ray irritates the short hairs on my ankles. Yes, it's really that bad.



woohoo :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on July 02, 2012, 05:52:37 AM
I got 3 kids, one still in elementary. I'm allowed.

Let them bring their BS's on.  :-)

Because Frank is deaf, he could not take part in the family language Lingo that so many of us have.

Small kids often mispronounce words and for some reason the words stick within the family.

Meatlove for meat loaf
Busketi for spaghetti
Hoppie- do for Hospital

The letter L is tricky, remember that the Japanese had a devil of a time pronouncing that letter and our code Little LULU was often used to out the enemy.

Then accents, some put the Em- phi-sis on the wrong Sy-lab-al.

Then the old," How you be, I be fine,"  is a staple in our family.    Substuting the Am for Be, sort of a pig Latin of kinds.

Some family reunions are a bit of a problem for new to the family.  The old misspronounced words are the glue that helps stick the family together.

 A brother and sister that had not seen each other in years finally got together and the sister who was called Vell was met by brother who called her Bell as he as older brother could not pronounce the V  as a 5 year old  caused his sister to break into tears.

Betcha we could all write a book on the quirks that come with being around kids as they attempt to learn how to wrap their teeth and tongue about their mouth to imitate the spoken words of Adults.

BTW, to this day I still call Orange Juice as Orange Shoes.   Childhood is so very short and precious, this is one way out side of pictures to keep the joy alive with memories of their childhood.  The now adult who hears parents and siblings using the words they themselves mispronounced as a child insures that they have not been forgotten. 


Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on July 06, 2012, 02:49:35 PM
Alrighty then. 

Reviving this...pork spare ribs with bbq sauce, beans, corn, and watermelon...yummo!

^^ The perfect summer dinner.   :drool:   I have no idea what's for dinner tonight.  It's hot as hell here. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Texacon on July 06, 2012, 02:55:03 PM
Alrighty then. 

^^ The perfect summer dinner.   :drool:   I have no idea what's for dinner tonight.  It's hot as hell here. 

Cracker Salad is good when it's hot.  It's in this thread .... somewhere!

 :-)

KC
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jendf on July 06, 2012, 03:17:32 PM
Pan-fried trout that my pop caught in Greer (or somewhere in that area--can't remember exactly). And some steamed veggies.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: zeitgeist on July 06, 2012, 04:11:19 PM
Chinese take out.   
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on July 06, 2012, 04:18:26 PM
Leftovers of all the stuff we grilled on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 06, 2012, 04:20:46 PM
Leftovers of all the stuff we grilled on Wednesday.
I have an easy way to reheat cooked meat that won't turn it to rubber... wrap it in foil and put it in a preheated 150º oven for 20-25 minutes.  It comes out pretty good.  If you have other leftovers, you can probably just toss everything into the oven and leave it for half an hour.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on July 06, 2012, 07:16:25 PM
I have an easy way to reheat cooked meat that won't turn it to rubber... wrap it in foil and put it in a preheated 150º oven for 20-25 minutes.  It comes out pretty good.  If you have other leftovers, you can probably just toss everything into the oven and leave it for half an hour.

A little bit of round steak, didn't know how thin it was till it was thawed.  Quick slice and chop with a quick saute and we have ourselves some carne asada tacos!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on July 08, 2012, 11:10:41 AM
Too damn hot to eat much of anything.

I ended up making up a couple of pounds ground chuck into taco meat, and the guys have been making soft tacos with it for two days. I had a taco salad last night.

Guess I better come up with something else today. When it's 100+ outside, I just don't care.... :runaway:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on July 10, 2012, 02:01:24 PM
Too damn hot to eat much of anything.

I ended up making up a couple of pounds ground chuck into taco meat, and the guys have been making soft tacos with it for two days. I had a taco salad last night.
Guess I better come up with something else today. When it's 100+ outside, I just don't care.... :runaway:


We've been making ground turkey tacos. I love the damn things, much "lighter" than beef in this heat.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jendf on July 10, 2012, 07:27:43 PM
Sammy from Sprout's Deli. Turkey, provolone, lettuce, tomato, red onion, sprouts, easy mayo, salt & pepper on multigrain wheat. And some Pirate's Booty.  :-)

When it's 115 effing degrees outside, that's the best I'm going to do.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on July 11, 2012, 02:32:20 PM
I know, how come you all aren't slaving over a hot stove???   :hammer: 

Leftovers from today's lunch out.  Husband's birthday, we took his kids out for lunch, I got a Reuben and half went home.  Done. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 11, 2012, 02:35:35 PM
I'm doing easy stuff this week like pork chops and chicken.  Throw a couple of potatoes in the oven and sit in the couch for an hour.  That's my recipe.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on July 13, 2012, 02:09:02 PM
Papa Murphy's Veggie Pizza.    :hyper:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3565/3381208790_ece64b399a_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on July 13, 2012, 04:13:53 PM
Papa Murphy's Veggie Pizza.    :hyper:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3565/3381208790_ece64b399a_z.jpg)

Why? 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on July 13, 2012, 04:15:19 PM
That looks delicious!!!

I'm thinking pizza may be in our dinner plans too.  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on July 13, 2012, 05:53:07 PM
Yup.  Pizza for me!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on July 14, 2012, 11:04:18 AM
Food.  Just don't know what kind of food yet.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on July 14, 2012, 11:11:20 AM
Chinese take out.   
Aka "Takey Outey".
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on July 24, 2012, 05:19:05 PM
Starch

My great grandma used to make the following recipe  Chicken which I have cooked in a crockpot, shredded, added chicken broth and a ton of Reames frozen noodles. Serve it over mashed potatoes. It is the ultimate comfort food.

I used to make homemade noodles. I used the same recipe my great grandma used to make, as did my grandma and mom but Reames frozen noodles are great so I use them, rarely do I make homemade anymore.

(http://olivewineandfood.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/148010701_200x200.jpg)

I was really upset when I moved to CA and they didn't carry Reames frozen noodles, commie bastard California.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on July 24, 2012, 06:06:08 PM
Ack, I cracked my crockpot.  :censored:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 24, 2012, 06:06:46 PM
:panic:

Buy a cast iron dutch oven instead.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on July 24, 2012, 06:19:59 PM
:panic:

Buy a cast iron dutch oven instead.

I have one (it's enamel covered) but a loved my crockpot damn it!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on July 24, 2012, 07:46:19 PM
I have one (it's enamel covered) but a loved my crockpot damn it!

I see a trip to Walmart/Target in your future.

I love mine....um, ALL of mine....but I did get a great one that's oval and holds about double the amount of the old kind. It's black and stainless. I can't remember if I got it at Target or Walmart. One of them has them on sale every couple of weeks and that's when I got mine. The good thing about this time of year, is they are bringing out the holiday ones....mine came with a little one that is great for keeping gravy, a sauce or even a holiday potpourri going in it.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on July 24, 2012, 07:48:34 PM
Ack, I cracked my crockpot.  :censored:
nads is a half crocked crackpot.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on July 24, 2012, 08:03:16 PM
I see a trip to Walmart/Target in your future.

I love mine....um, ALL of mine....but I did get a great one that's oval and holds about double the amount of the old kind. It's black and stainless. I can't remember if I got it at Target or Walmart. One of them has them on sale every couple of weeks and that's when I got mine. The good thing about this time of year, is they are bringing out the holiday ones....mine came with a little one that is great for keeping gravy, a sauce or even a holiday potpourri going in it.

If this is te one you are talking about, it's the one I have/had.

(http://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/76/537/L13767297.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on July 24, 2012, 09:10:54 PM
I have that one.  And two others, a little smaller.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 24, 2012, 09:27:09 PM
I prefer dutch ovens.. you can brown, bake, fry, and roast in them.

More chicken tonight.  Paprika, curry, garlic, and cayenne pepper.  Hungarian paprika was on sale.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on July 25, 2012, 07:36:12 AM
I prefer dutch ovens.. you can brown, bake, fry, and roast in them.

More chicken tonight.  Paprika, curry, garlic, and cayenne pepper.  Hungarian paprika was on sale.

I love dutch ovens as well - they make incredible stews and there's a beef bourgignon (sp?) recipe from Ina Garten that's killer. (Wine will do that to beef).

But Crockpots are great in that they require no stove or cooktop to keep warm. Any self-respecting kitchen will have both dutch ovens and crockpots in 'em.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on July 25, 2012, 08:58:13 AM
I love dutch ovens as well - they make incredible stews and there's a beef bourgignon (sp?) recipe from Ina Garten that's killer. (Wine will do that to beef).

But Crockpots are great in that they require no stove or cooktop to keep warm. Any self-respecting kitchen will have both dutch ovens and crockpots in 'em.

My kitchen has a very high self esteem as it has 3 crock pots and 2 dutch ovens.  Crockpots are great in the summer, and the dutch oven is perfect for winter!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 25, 2012, 09:27:26 AM
:rofl: I have one dutch oven.  I haven't had a crock pot for a few years.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on July 25, 2012, 10:17:56 AM
BEG...that's the one I have too.

I also have 2 of the "old" round kind in 3 different sizes - S-M-L.  They are great for serving things that I want to keep warm when buffet serving - which I usually do with a crowd of people.


Chris - I use the crockpot for specific things...meatballs, bbq, beef stew, ribs.  I like that I can cook them for hours and not tie up my oven with them.

Another thing that I LOVE is my roaster oven that sits on the counter...or in my case on the freezer in the garage when I use it. It is the best for baking turkeys and for doing honey hams. Again keeps my oven free, it's out of the way, and cooks turkey quicker than a regular oven....almost an hour less. I've cooked a 26lb turkey in it with no problem. I got one because I only had one of those wall ovens that was difficult to fit a big roaster in and I got tired of having to make sure my Thanksgiving turkey would fit! It also holds 2 14lb spiral hams in it at one time. I can do two spiral hams "my way" ... super moist and great flavor, for a fraction of what Honey Baked Ham charges for one.

(http://ts4.mm.bing.net/thumb/get?bid=QesFmskjJvfOaQ&bn=CC&fbid=7wIR63%2bClmj%2b0A&fbn=CC)

I've had mine for at least 25 years!! They have been around forever too. Both my stepgrandmother and stepmother had them when I was a teenager half a century ago! (damn, I am old  :bawl: )
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on August 06, 2012, 08:37:47 PM
Too Dang Hot.  Worked out after work (ZUMBA!).  My eyelids were sweating.  Got home, cold shower, and a half scoop of Haagen Dazs 5 Coffee Ice Cream and a glass of cold milk.   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 06, 2012, 11:29:21 PM
Pork chops.  I'm taking a break from chicken for a couple of days.

So tasty.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on August 07, 2012, 01:13:57 AM
Too Dang Hot.  Worked out after work (ZUMBA!).  My eyelids were sweating.  Got home, cold shower, and a half scoop of Haagen Dazs 5 Coffee Ice Cream and a glass of cold milk.   :-)
Rush talked about the subject of women sweating/glowing/glistening today. Mostly about black women, and the controversy over the unfair criticism of the US all around gymnastics olympic champion.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on August 07, 2012, 05:42:57 AM
BEG...that's the one I have too.

I also have 2 of the "old" round kind in 3 different sizes - S-M-L.  They are great for serving things that I want to keep warm when buffet serving - which I usually do with a crowd of people.


Chris - I use the crockpot for specific things...meatballs, bbq, beef stew, ribs.  I like that I can cook them for hours and not tie up my oven with them.

Another thing that I LOVE is my roaster oven that sits on the counter...or in my case on the freezer in the garage when I use it. It is the best for baking turkeys and for doing honey hams. Again keeps my oven free, it's out of the way, and cooks turkey quicker than a regular oven....almost an hour less. I've cooked a 26lb turkey in it with no problem. I got one because I only had one of those wall ovens that was difficult to fit a big roaster in and I got tired of having to make sure my Thanksgiving turkey would fit! It also holds 2 14lb spiral hams in it at one time. I can do two spiral hams "my way" ... super moist and great flavor, for a fraction of what Honey Baked Ham charges for one.

(http://ts4.mm.bing.net/thumb/get?bid=QesFmskjJvfOaQ&bn=CC&fbid=7wIR63%2bClmj%2b0A&fbn=CC)

I've had mine for at least 25 years!! They have been around forever too. Both my stepgrandmother and stepmother had them when I was a teenager half a century ago! (damn, I am old  :bawl: )

Debk, I also have one of the electric roasters regifted I believe and no directions came with it.

My question is when baking chicken or turkey, how to get the skin to brown up ????
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 08, 2012, 08:24:03 AM
Debk, I also have one of the electric roasters regifted I believe and no directions came with it.

My question is when baking chicken or turkey, how to get the skin to brown up ????

I really only use it for turkey or ham, both of which I cook in roasting bags. I do so for two reasons - originally it was to make cleanup so much easier and in the process I found out it also made them much more moist.

I slather butter all over the top of the turkey and sprinkle paprika on top of the butter. It doesn't get real brown, but I don't like the skin crispy. I think you could turn it up at the end though to brown it up more if you wanted, but if you are doing it in a bag, you might have to open the bag.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on August 08, 2012, 10:46:46 AM
I really only use it for turkey or ham, both of which I cook in roasting bags. I do so for two reasons - originally it was to make cleanup so much easier and in the process I found out it also made them much more moist.

I slather butter all over the top of the turkey and sprinkle paprika on top of the butter. It doesn't get real brown, but I don't like the skin crispy. I think you could turn it up at the end though to brown it up more if you wanted, but if you are doing it in a bag, you might have to open the bag.

We've used the cooking bags for turkey before. They do keep it more moist, but they also make the turkey so tender, it falls apart when you try to carve it.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 30, 2012, 10:34:27 PM
Roasted chicken and baked potato.  I could eat this every night.

Oh wait... I am eating it every night.  So tasty.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 01, 2012, 03:35:56 PM
Out of chicken.  Teriyaki pork chops marinating in the refrigerator. :)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 02, 2012, 10:10:12 AM
Grilled Redfish tonight!   :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 02, 2012, 10:34:32 AM
Grilled Redfish tonight!   :drool:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2KBKUoDwj7E/T7Udc9nj42I/AAAAAAAADCY/fILsoJX_WAA/s1600/onefishtwofish.jpg)

My favorite cookbook!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 02, 2012, 11:58:08 AM
If it's going to rain, I'm off to look for a new sushi restaurant for lunch since I can't do anything else right now.

edit: well, that was a waste.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on September 02, 2012, 01:51:05 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2KBKUoDwj7E/T7Udc9nj42I/AAAAAAAADCY/fILsoJX_WAA/s1600/onefishtwofish.jpg)

My favorite cookbook!
Good one BD.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JohnnyReb on September 09, 2012, 06:05:18 PM
Wife has a roast beef stew in the crock pot with red potatoes, onions, carrots, celery and I don't know what else. I'm cooking ford hook butter beans that I picked and shelled today with bacon bits and a tad bit of butter thrown in. Fixing to slice and stew the first batch of little tender squash out of my late garden along with some onions in them....and some rice to put the stew over.

I'm going to pig out.

...and next week I should be getting my first tomatoes and peas from my late garden.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 09, 2012, 06:11:34 PM
Stuffed bell peppers, and fresh corn.  I am prepping my fall garden right now.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on September 09, 2012, 07:12:52 PM
Cracked peppercorn tilapia, rice pilaf, green beans and rhodes dinner rolls.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on September 09, 2012, 07:18:37 PM
Wife has a roast beef stew in the crock pot with red potatoes, onions, carrots, celery and I don't know what else. I'm cooking ford hook butter beans that I picked and shelled today with bacon bits and a tad bit of butter thrown in. Fixing to slice and stew the first batch of little tender squash out of my late garden along with some onions in them....and some rice to put the stew over.

I'm going to pig out.

...and next week I should be getting my first tomatoes and peas from my late garden.

If you were a DUmmie you would be having Boeuf Bourguignon for dinner.  :p
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 09, 2012, 07:28:52 PM
Italian Meatloaf Burgers, spaghetti sauce with Parmesan cheese, steamed cauliflower.

Italian Meatloaf Burgers
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 cup oats
1 egg
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Press into 6 large burgers or 8 medium burgers.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook burgers until medium- to medium-well.

Serve with spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese. I use tomato-basil sauce or spicy marinara sauce.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 09, 2012, 07:34:44 PM
I was planning to go to McNamara's pub for corned beef and cabbage but wound up at Sakura's sushi bar instead.

Good stuff.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 10, 2012, 04:52:22 PM
I was planning to go to McNamara's pub for corned beef and cabbage but wound up at Sakura's sushi bar instead.

Good stuff.

Those unfortunates in your backblast zone will probably be grateful for your decision.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on September 17, 2012, 06:38:47 PM
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and rolls 

I can't remember if I posted this recipe before so I'm going to post it here. I tend to over do it as far as adding "extra stuff" to to meatloaf recipes so I never really liked meatloaf much. I used to use Lipton onion soup mix to make my meatloaf and add mushrooms or cheese or some other item. I hardly made it because I would alway overdo it, until I found this recipe.

The only things I change is I add green bell pepper, bread crumbs instead of crushed crackers, put the ketchup/brown sugar mixture on top instead of the bottom and use a cookie sheet lined with foil with the sides flipped up to catch the grease. My family loves it and requests it almost weekly. I serve it with mashed potatoes, a vegetable and rolls with brown gravy on top of the meatloaf and potatoes. I really like Pioneer Brand brown gravy mix when I don't make my own. 

The recipe has almost 5k reviews.

LINK (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/brown-sugar-meatloaf/detail.aspx)



Quote
Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Ingredients

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan.

Press the brown sugar in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and spread the ketchup over the sugar.

In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf. Place on top of the ketchup.

Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until juices are clear.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Jasonw560 on September 17, 2012, 08:58:48 PM
Put some pork chops in the crock pot, used 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, package of ranch dressing mix, and 3/4 can of water. Cooked on low for 5 hours.

Boiled some egg noodles, mixed with margarine and parmesan cheese.

Made a bed of noodles on the plate, and put pork chops over them. Easy and very tasty.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 17, 2012, 09:51:08 PM
Had a whole mess of vegetables to use up.  Eggplant, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Carrots, Bell Peppers and onions.  Chopped em all up last night, tossed them in the crock pot this morning with a few cans of diced tomatoes and sauce.  Spaghetti!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on September 17, 2012, 09:52:55 PM
We went to the Black-Eyed Pea Restaurant.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 17, 2012, 09:53:55 PM
Had a whole mess of vegetables to use up.  Eggplant, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Carrots, Bell Peppers and onions.  Chopped em all up last night, tossed them in the crock pot this morning with a few cans of diced tomatoes and sauce.  Spaghetti!

That sounds like it would be really good with Italian sausage.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 17, 2012, 09:55:51 PM
That sounds like it would be really good with Italian sausage.

I had some leftover, and meant to put it on top, but forgot.  I made like a gallon of this sauce, so I can freeze it, but I think it would be awesome with Italian Sausage. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on September 17, 2012, 10:35:28 PM
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and rolls 

I can't remember if I posted this recipe before so I'm going to post it here. I tend to over do it as far as adding "extra stuff" to to meatloaf recipes so I never really liked meatloaf much. I used to use Lipton onion soup mix to make my meatloaf and add mushrooms or cheese or some other item. I hardly made it because I would alway overdo it, until I found this recipe.

The only things I change is I add green bell pepper, bread crumbs instead of crushed crackers, put the ketchup/brown sugar mixture on top instead of the bottom and use a cookie sheet lined with foil with the sides flipped up to catch the grease. My family loves it and requests it almost weekly. I serve it with mashed potatoes, a vegetable and rolls with brown gravy on top of the meatloaf and potatoes. I really like Pioneer Brand brown gravy mix when I don't make my own. 

The recipe has almost 5k reviews.


I like that meat loaf too.  I too add bell pepper (I like red).  a meatloaf isn't a meatloaf without the taste of bell pepper.

(I think I'll make stuffed bell peppers Wednesday night)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on September 18, 2012, 02:34:39 AM
Growing up, I was often admonished by my cruder friends to not let my meat loaf. I never did get what they were talking about.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 18, 2012, 07:28:49 AM
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and rolls 

I can't remember if I posted this recipe before so I'm going to post it here. I tend to over do it as far as adding "extra stuff" to to meatloaf recipes so I never really liked meatloaf much. I used to use Lipton onion soup mix to make my meatloaf and add mushrooms or cheese or some other item. I hardly made it because I would alway overdo it, until I found this recipe.

The only things I change is I add green bell pepper, bread crumbs instead of crushed crackers, put the ketchup/brown sugar mixture on top instead of the bottom and use a cookie sheet lined with foil with the sides flipped up to catch the grease. My family loves it and requests it almost weekly. I serve it with mashed potatoes, a vegetable and rolls with brown gravy on top of the meatloaf and potatoes. I really like Pioneer Brand brown gravy mix when I don't make my own. 

The recipe has almost 5k reviews.

LINK (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/brown-sugar-meatloaf/detail.aspx)


I like to sweat some finely chopped celery with the onion. Not too crazy about bell pepper for meat loaf - either green or red - though I definitely use it in sloppy joes. Too sweet, and the brown sugar and ketchup mixture -- yowsa, waaay too sweet. I also like to prepare a simple marinara sauce and spoon it over the meatloaf in the last 15 minutes or so of baking.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on September 18, 2012, 08:21:21 AM
Growing up, I was often admonished by my cruder friends to not let my meat loaf. I never did get what they were talking about.

In your case - Vienna Sausage Loaf......"Don't let your Vienna Sausage loaf."

Understand now?  I thought so.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on September 19, 2012, 04:20:58 PM
In your case - Vienna Sausage Loaf......"Don't let your Vienna Sausage loaf."

Understand now?  I thought so.

Not really, but I may be one step closer.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 19, 2012, 05:57:49 PM
Not really, but I may be one step closer.
 

 :thatsright:

 :beathorse:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on September 19, 2012, 08:50:54 PM
 

 :thatsright:

 :beathorse:
One day, soon, all will marvel at my ability to share an irresistible sense of humor. Not today evidently.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: franksolich on September 19, 2012, 08:54:11 PM
One day, soon, all will marvel at my ability to share an irresistible sense of humor. Not today evidently.

Oh now, it's good to see you again; why'd you take off?  You know you're missed when you're not here.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on September 19, 2012, 09:03:58 PM
Oh now, it's good to see you again; why'd you take off?  You know you're missed when you're not here.
Thank you for asking. My summer employment odyssey has me immersed in my 4th job. This one entailed leaving my current place of residence for Guam via Houston, Hawaii, and then my current location, Pohnei. I gave a fuel price update from here. Internet access has been spotty, the reason for my lull. I may go into another lull in a couple of days due to being relocated to an area having no coverage save for satellite while I fly my current contract. Nice to know someone misses you, and someone cares enough to mention it. Oddly enough I was temporarily banned as I somehow tapped into an IP that a former member was banned from.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 19, 2012, 09:47:03 PM
Thank you for asking. My summer employment odyssey has me immersed in my 4th job. This one entailed leaving my current place of residence for Guam via Houston, Hawaii, and then my current location, Pohnei. I gave a fuel price update from here. Internet access has been spotty, the reason for my lull. I may go into another lull in a couple of days due to being relocated to an area having no coverage save for satellite while I fly my current contract. Nice to know someone misses you, and someone cares enough to mention it. Oddly enough I was temporarily banned as I somehow tapped into an IP that a former member was banned from.

Hey buddy!  I was thinking about you, hadn't see you in a while.  Keep us posted...mmkay?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on September 19, 2012, 10:07:15 PM
^Awww, and, mmkay !
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on September 21, 2012, 04:25:17 PM
Quote
I may go into another lull in a couple of days due to being relocated to an area having no coverage save for satellite while I fly my current contract

Being in Micronesia (I believe?), I'd think the whole place would have no coverage.  :panic:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on September 21, 2012, 08:25:41 PM
Being in Micronesia (I believe?), I'd think the whole place would have no coverage.  :panic:
Correct. FSM, or Federated States of Micronesia. 4 states, total population approximately 40,000.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 21, 2012, 10:44:43 PM
Correct. FSM, or Federated States of Micronesia. 4 states, total population approximately 40,000.

What are you doing there?  They have like snakes and spiders and things.  And it's hot.  Isn't it???
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 21, 2012, 10:46:02 PM
Looks like a happening place (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Federated+States+of+Micronesia&hnear=Micronesia&gl=us&t=m&z=11).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 21, 2012, 10:52:55 PM
Whipped up a new batch of curry spice so I could finish off some chicken.  I ran out of curry so there's not so much as last time.  I think I'll skip the curry next time and buy some cumin.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on September 27, 2012, 04:27:25 PM
Looks like filet tonight. I'll probably bacon wrap them. :drool:


OH, I don't know how may here have Winco's near them, but ours does mark-downs on Tuesdays. The above filet's were whole-in-the-bag. They were marked half-off. One was $11 the other $12!  :yahoo:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on September 30, 2012, 12:10:16 PM
Corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, carrots and rolls. I just made two pumpkin pies and they are in the oven.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on September 30, 2012, 12:12:09 PM
Oh yeah, I'm putting cool whip on my pumpkin pie.  Not real whipped cream.  :p
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Kyle Ricky on September 30, 2012, 01:28:32 PM
I am making 'Belts' (Bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato). It is my own variation of a BLT.. They are pretty good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on September 30, 2012, 02:15:46 PM
I am making 'Belts' (Bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato). It is my own variation of a BLT.. They are pretty good.

I put avocado on my BLT. Try it.  :)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 30, 2012, 04:15:54 PM
I put avocado on my BLT. Try it.  :)
I finally had some good guacamole.  It was delishus.

I think most places just mash up an avocado and stick the results in a bowl.  This place has some great Mexican food.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on September 30, 2012, 09:12:13 PM
I once had a bacon, alfalfa, guacamole, and tomato sandwich. LOVED IT!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 30, 2012, 09:21:42 PM
I finally had some good guacamole.  It was delishus.

I think most places just mash up an avocado and stick the results in a bowl.  This place has some great Mexican food.

Where didja go?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 30, 2012, 09:27:20 PM
It's a place in Nashville... Casa Fiesta, out by the airport.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 30, 2012, 09:29:14 PM
It's a place in Nashville... Casa Fiesta, out by the airport.

Heh.  I thought you meant here. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 30, 2012, 09:44:49 PM
Any recommendations?  I'm free for the next two days.

They have an excellent queso blanco.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 30, 2012, 09:46:45 PM
Any recommendations?  I'm free for the next two days.

They have an excellent queso blanco.

I have TONS of recommendations.  Whatcha wanna do? 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 30, 2012, 09:50:09 PM
I have pork chops planned for Tuesday.  I don't know what we're having tomorrow.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Kyle Ricky on October 01, 2012, 07:27:10 AM
I liked the Belt so much that I am making one for lunch today. It was yummy....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on October 03, 2012, 09:24:10 PM
I put avocado on my BLT. Try it.  :)

That sounds really good!

I like ham, Swiss cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on sourdough toast. The sourdough toast is one of the few carbohydrates I eat; the others are pie, chocolate, bourbon, wine, and the occasional beer... OK, maybe "few" is not the right word.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 03, 2012, 11:46:55 PM
I put avocado on my BLT. Try it.  :)

I've been doing that since the 70's.  I call it a BALT.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on October 06, 2012, 04:53:51 PM
I just made a pot of chili (with beans). We are going to have Frito Pie and I also made two pumpkin pies (I made two last weekend too, my family loves pumpkin pie).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Celtic Rose on October 06, 2012, 05:33:14 PM
I've been sick, so I'm having miso soup with rice cake tonight. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zeus on October 06, 2012, 07:47:05 PM
I've been sick, so I'm having miso soup with rice cake tonight. 

It's Soup nite.

I'm having some homemade Chicken Broccoli & cheese with potatoes soup and berry wheat bread with butter.

I didn't make it cept for nuking it.

I do Mr. fixit gigs around the neighborhood for homemade foods & baked goods.

That and some under the impression that a single man doesn't eat right some some of the neighbor ladies take it upon themselves to remedy that. I ain't complainin'  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 06, 2012, 07:49:10 PM
I just made a pot of chili (with beans). We are going to have Frito Pie and I also made two pumpkin pies (I made two last weekend too, my family loves pumpkin pie).

Now, all that sounds wonderful.  It's a chili night for sure, and I like pumpkin pie with Cool Whip.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 09, 2012, 02:55:12 PM
I think the wife is making Navy Beans with ham hocks.




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Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 09, 2012, 03:02:38 PM
I think the wife is making Navy Beans with ham hocks.




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Take a couple of Beano tablets. That shit really works. Beans like that can be absolutely deadly and painful too. Deadly for innocent passersby, but painful for you.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Odin's Hand on October 09, 2012, 08:52:58 PM
The salad bar at Jason's Deli.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 09, 2012, 08:55:15 PM
Steak 'n taters.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zeus on October 09, 2012, 08:58:22 PM
The salad bar at Jason's Deli.

There's a Jason's Deli down the road from here in Killeen. Never been but heard nothing but good about the food. They also do a fair bunch of catering so the food can't be that bad.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 09, 2012, 09:09:49 PM
There's a Jason's Deli down the road from here in Killeen. Never been but heard nothing but good about the food. They also do a fair bunch of catering so the food can't be that bad.

You should try it, you would like it. 

Baked pasta with leftover spaghetti sauce from one meal, and italian sausage from the other.  Salad.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Don on October 13, 2012, 11:43:17 PM
Bacon and hash browns covered in hollandaise.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on October 16, 2012, 10:59:32 AM
Chicken Parm and salad.

Last night was a pork roast.  All I did was throw the roast in the crockpot, spread on a good dose of McCormick Grillmates pork rub.  Let it cook for 5 hours.  Halfway through I added 1/2 cup water, poured down the side to not wash the rub off.  Tender, juicy, really good.  Keep the lid on.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 16, 2012, 11:01:53 AM
Had a co-worker from another office in town yesterday and today for some Grand Poobah meeting... we went out for sushi.

It was pretty good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 16, 2012, 11:11:10 AM
Roasted a whole turkey breast last night; real mashed potatoes, steamed green beans.

A turkey breast without the legs and wings doesn't stand up in the roasting pan real well.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 16, 2012, 11:52:50 AM
Roasted a whole turkey breast last night; real mashed potatoes, steamed green beans.

A turkey breast without the legs and wings doesn't stand up in the roasting pan real well.


I do boneless turkey breast in one of those roasting bags with a packet of McCormick Spaghetti Mix -it's the Thick and Zesty one or something like that -  and some olive oil. Seal it up and squish it all around to coat the meat, and pop in oven at 325 for about an hour and a half. Sounds weird but it is very tender and moist. No gravy but it makes wonderful sandwiches.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 16, 2012, 12:29:05 PM

I do boneless turkey breast in one of those roasting bags with a packet of McCormick Spaghetti Mix -it's the Thick and Zesty one or something like that -  and some olive oil. Seal it up and squish it all around to coat the meat, and pop in oven at 325 for about an hour and a half. Sounds weird but it is very tender and moist. No gravy but it makes wonderful sandwiches.

That sounds great, but this particular whole turkey breast was cut off the carcass. Nothing boneless about it. Keel and ribs, in fact the neck as well, were still intact. That's why I said it didn't stand up in the roaster very well. Lopsided turkey.  :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 16, 2012, 12:38:07 PM
That sounds great, but this particular whole turkey breast was cut off the carcass. Nothing boneless about it. Keel and ribs, in fact the neck as well, were still intact. That's why I said it didn't stand up in the roaster very well. Lopsided turkey.  :lmao:

 :lol:  Ah well, at least Gordon Ramsey wasn't a dinner guest! 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 16, 2012, 02:50:23 PM
:lol:  Ah well, at least Gordon Ramsey wasn't a dinner guest! 

He woulda had a heart attack. The turkey looked like it'd been garrotted.  :p
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: BEG on October 22, 2012, 03:52:20 PM
I put a roast in the crockpot.  I am sick of the onion soup mix pot roast so I used a can of cream of mushroom soup mixed with a packet of brown gravy mix with about a 2/3 of a can (from the cream of mushroom soup) of water. First I browned it with a little bit of kitchen bouquet first (I normally don't do this step if I'm throwing it in a crockpot but do if I'm putting it in the oven). I had three packages of sliced mushrooms that I was going to use in spaghetti & meatballs but forgot some ingredients I needed for it so I decided to dump them in with the roast. I just looked at it and it looks so good. There will be a lot of mushrooms in there but we all love them.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 22, 2012, 05:04:57 PM
That sounds great, but this particular whole turkey breast was cut off the carcass. Nothing boneless about it. Keel and ribs, in fact the neck as well, were still intact. That's why I said it didn't stand up in the roaster very well. Lopsided turkey.  :lmao:


 :wtf3:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on October 22, 2012, 10:14:22 PM
Slow cooker pork chops.  So easy even I could do it.

For each 1 1/2 lbs of boneless pork chops, get 8 oz of softened cream cheese, can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 tsp garlic powder.  Mix them together, pour into slow cooker, top with pork chops, and salt and pepper the top.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

I served them up over rice and some vegetables (peas.)  Kids seemed to like it, as did Scoobie.  Took some leftovers to work with me for lunch tonight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 23, 2012, 08:39:38 AM

 :wtf3:

Yeah, it was the first time I'd seen one of these myself. Have roasted many a turkey in my day, but those were whole - meaning breast, thighs, legs, wings all attached to the backbone.

All they did was remove the breast from the rest of the bird, package it up, freeze it, and sell it.

I double-dog dare you to take this turkey breast, complete with internal bones/keel (that's the breastbone in bird-talk), rub it up with some veggie oil and maybe a bouquet garni in the cavity and then stand that puppy up in the roasting pan.  :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 24, 2012, 04:32:28 PM
In honor of the SF Giants, I'm thinking ballpark style hot dogs and beer. Probably can't convince the wife though.....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Celtic Rose on October 24, 2012, 04:58:26 PM
In honor of the SF Giants, I'm thinking ballpark style hot dogs and beer. Probably can't convince the wife though.....

Go Giants!! :yahoo:

I'm having eggplant rigatoni from Trader Joes.  Hope it is tasty.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 24, 2012, 05:08:29 PM
Nolan Ryan beef patties made into "homemade" hamburgers. 

Bread-n-Butter pickle slices

Pringles Xtreme Screamin' Dill Chips.

Quick and g-o-o-d on drill practice night.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 24, 2012, 09:32:08 PM
Leftover Italian pot roast and mashed potatoes.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 24, 2012, 10:21:18 PM
Leftover Italian pot roast and mashed potatoes.

"Mama mia passa the gravy."
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on October 25, 2012, 03:54:37 PM
vegetables (peas.) 

Peas!   :hammer:

The way I do it is brown on both sides first, s & p, throw in crockpot.  Add a can of Progresso cream of mushroom, a can of brown gravy, with both cans rinsed out with a splash of wine.  Cook around 6-8 hours.  Mashed potates and corn.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: catsmtrods on October 25, 2012, 04:16:27 PM
Orange stuffed Cornish hens, apple, raisin cornbread stuffing and green beans. Southern peach cobbler for dessert. Yumm!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on October 28, 2012, 10:36:05 PM
Forgot a small addition to the crock pot pork chops...for each can of cream of mushroom soup, add 1/3 can water.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on October 28, 2012, 10:42:16 PM
Slow cooker pork chops.  So easy even I could do it.

For each 1 1/2 lbs of boneless pork chops, get 8 oz of softened cream cheese, can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 tsp garlic powder.  Mix them together, pour into slow cooker, top with pork chops, and salt and pepper the top.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

I served them up over rice and some vegetables (peas.)  Kids seemed to like it, as did Scoobie.  Took some leftovers to work with me for lunch tonight.
Do you brown the pork chops first?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on October 28, 2012, 10:44:20 PM
Do you brown the pork chops first?

Are you on friggin crack?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on October 28, 2012, 10:52:00 PM
Are you on friggin crack?
ok well , I am gonna take that is a frackin no then!! jeesh
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jtyangel on October 29, 2012, 08:14:01 AM
Crock pot roast, mashed taters, baby carrots, and some delicious multigrain rolls from Aldis. Got a bag of apples that need tending to so probably going to turn those into apple crisp for dessert.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 29, 2012, 08:23:13 AM
My dearest had grilled chicken, garlic mashed potatos, and grilled brussel sprouts.  Followed by berry cobbler (black and blue).  I picked at my food, because my stupid butt crown fell right off my tooth right before dinner, and I was pouting.  :bawl:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 29, 2012, 09:06:53 AM
My dearest had grilled chicken, garlic mashed potatos, and grilled brussel sprouts.  Followed by berry cobbler (black and blue).  I picked at my food, because my stupid butt crown fell right off my tooth right before dinner, and I was pouting.  :bawl:

Pouting never solves anything.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 29, 2012, 09:08:31 AM
Pouting never solves anything.

After all these years, you'd think I would know that, especially when I woke up this morning starving.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 29, 2012, 09:13:04 AM
After all these years, you'd think I would know that, especially when I woke up this morning starving.

Pouting is standard equipment inside every woman's Quiver of Femininity.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 29, 2012, 11:42:42 AM
Do you brown the pork chops first?
Are you on friggin crack?

It's actually a good question.

Searing seals in the juices and provides flavor, even in a crockpot recipe where - presumably - the meat will braise and be juicy.

h5 Seahorse.

I'd bitchslap ya, Sparky, but I know yer workin' nights.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on October 29, 2012, 01:45:27 PM
It's actually a good question.

Searing seals in the juices and provides flavor, even in a crockpot recipe where - presumably - the meat will braise and be juicy.

h5 Seahorse.

I'd bitchslap ya, Sparky, but I know yer workin' nights.  :-)
Thank you lovey!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Jasonw560 on October 29, 2012, 02:23:41 PM
The much better half bought ribeyes for tonight. Guess who's firing up the grill?  :yahoo:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on October 29, 2012, 03:49:50 PM
Of course you should brown the pork chops first.  For flavor and color. 

I made a roast chicken last night, so for tonite I'm having one of my favorite leftovers.  Chicken slices between two pieces of bread, with gravy poured over the whole mess. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Jasonw560 on October 29, 2012, 04:08:40 PM
Of course you should brown the pork chops first.  For flavor and color. 

I made a roast chicken last night, so for tonite I'm having one of my favorite leftovers.  Chicken slices between two pieces of bread, with gravy poured over the whole mess. 
Almost a chicken a la king sort of thing, it sounds like.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 29, 2012, 04:42:37 PM
I'm fixin' ChiliMac tonight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 29, 2012, 04:49:31 PM
I'm fixin' ChiliMac tonight.

With beans, right?   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 29, 2012, 04:51:06 PM
With beans, right?   :-)

No.  Never double up on the starches.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 29, 2012, 05:15:58 PM
WTH are Butt Crowns?    :panic:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 29, 2012, 05:31:52 PM
WTH are Butt Crowns?    :panic:

Something a gay fem boy wears on his honeymoon.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on October 29, 2012, 05:37:15 PM
CHILI damnit!! with tomatoes dammnit and beans too!!! :p
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zeus on October 29, 2012, 05:37:57 PM
Of course you should brown the pork chops first.  For flavor and color. 

I made a roast chicken last night, so for tonite I'm having one of my favorite leftovers.  Chicken slices between two pieces of bread, with gravy poured over the whole mess. 

I remember many a meals , as a youngster, of leftover chicken between bread , usually toasted ,  smothered in gravy or creamed peas. I can hear my father exclaiming to one of my brothers " Have some peas with your pepper".

Tonight I had sweet and sour chicken & rice with steamed carrots , broccoli , cauliflower and onions.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RightCoast on October 29, 2012, 07:22:39 PM
We had hurricane pizza and wings delivered. Power is still on, we're in central CT so not too much going on here.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 29, 2012, 09:07:54 PM
CHILI damnit!! with tomatoes dammnit and beans too!!! :p

Sweets, that's soup.  Not chili. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 29, 2012, 09:11:33 PM
Sweets, that's soup.  Not chili. 

Right!  Some people just need to be exposed to what's what.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 30, 2012, 07:31:33 AM
Right!  Some people just need to be exposed to what's what.

I try, I try....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 30, 2012, 07:35:18 AM
I try, I try....

And we love you for it.  You are a lighthouse.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 30, 2012, 07:48:58 AM
And we love you for it.  You are a lighthouse.

I adore you.  What's for breakfast?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 30, 2012, 07:51:13 AM
I adore you.  What's for breakfast?

Jimmy Dean Sausage Patties on leftover KFC biscuits with Bama Grape Jelly on the side and Silk Almond Milk -- Dark Chocolate.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: zeitgeist on October 30, 2012, 04:08:08 PM
m/zeit is doing a vegetable egg foo yung, plain rice, coconut shrimp (frozen but real good Margarette's I think)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on October 30, 2012, 05:21:25 PM
m/zeit is doing a vegetable egg foo yung, plain rice, coconut shrimp (frozen but real good Margarette's I think)

I could do that.  :p
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on October 30, 2012, 06:12:56 PM
Tombstone Pizza tonight.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 30, 2012, 09:02:17 PM
Spaghetti.  Sorry I missed breakfast Undies.  It sounded pretty good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on October 30, 2012, 10:18:14 PM
I try, I try....
Iassa love...I love you anyay, someone has to keep me on the straight and narrow!! O-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 31, 2012, 05:40:47 AM
Breakfast is the usual - About a cup of Greek yogurt with some sliced strawberries and a half-dozen blackberries.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on October 31, 2012, 08:00:32 AM
Slow cooker pork chops.  So easy even I could do it.

For each 1 1/2 lbs of boneless pork chops, get 8 oz of softened cream cheese, can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 tsp garlic powder.  Mix them together, pour into slow cooker, top with pork chops, and salt and pepper the top.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

I served them up over rice and some vegetables (peas.)  Kids seemed to like it, as did Scoobie.  Took some leftovers to work with me for lunch tonight.

Sparky, you know the saying, it is better to be with a poor mate that can cook then a wealthy one that cannot.

So as I am both poor and cannot cook, alas I am in big trouble.

Your recipe looked good to me, I went into the deep freezer but could only find big meaty spar ribs, bone in. 

What the heck I got them out and defrosted them in the Mic and put them in the crock pot on high for an hour.  This will give the cheese a chance to soften.  I have on hand one can of cream of mushroom soup, one jar of hot peppadew peppers, big bag of rice for a side dish and will add the peas to the rice as it cooks.  Garlic will have to come out of a jar as I am out of garlic powder. The 8 hours of slow cooking should be enough.

In the past I have used spair ribs as a substitute for pork chops, and even cooked them up with beans.    Say baked beans in the oven.  When the ribs go on sale I grab them up before  buying chops that can be twice as expensive.

One year I bought ribs stuffed them with chicken stuffing mix rolled them up and secured them with Butchers twine.   Gave them a slow cook in the oven, took them out and cooled for a few hours.   We took them to a BBQ and tossed a couple bundles on the fire and added BBQ sauce at the last few minutes, removed them when they began to char.    Only time In my life I saw people enjoying my cooking.

So now I wait to see how this will turn out with just the few ingredients you suggest.   What the hell Sparkey if this turns out bad,  there are 12 Berger shops within a 3 mile drive from my home. 



Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 31, 2012, 01:19:53 PM
Making potato cheese soup. Will have with some romaine with 'shrooms and grape tomatoes. Still thinking about a dessert. Friend from work is coming over for some before we go into work tonight....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: zeitgeist on October 31, 2012, 01:54:07 PM
Sparky, you know the saying, it is better to be with a poor mate that can cook then a wealthy one that cannot.

So as I am both poor and cannot cook, alas I am in big trouble.

Your recipe looked good to me, I went into the deep freezer but could only find big meaty spar ribs, bone in. 

What the heck I got them out and defrosted them in the Mic and put them in the crock pot on high for an hour.  This will give the cheese a chance to soften.  I have on hand one can of cream of mushroom soup, one jar of hot peppadew peppers, big bag of rice for a side dish and will add the peas to the rice as it cooks.  Garlic will have to come out of a jar as I am out of garlic powder. The 8 hours of slow cooking should be enough.

In the past I have used spair ribs as a substitute for pork chops, and even cooked them up with beans.    Say baked beans in the oven.  When the ribs go on sale I grab them up before  buying chops that can be twice as expensive.

One year I bought ribs stuffed them with chicken stuffing mix rolled them up and secured them with Butchers twine.   Gave them a slow cook in the oven, took them out and cooled for a few hours.   We took them to a BBQ and tossed a couple bundles on the fire and added BBQ sauce at the last few minutes, removed them when they began to char.    Only time In my life I saw people enjoying my cooking.

So now I wait to see how this will turn out with just the few ingredients you suggest.   What the hell Sparkey if this turns out bad,  there are 12 Berger shops within a 3 mile drive from my home. 





Yo Yo dudette, skip them burger joints and give the ole man a decent meal !! > You can hit Joe's just as quick.
http://www.joesmeatshoppe.com/menus.htm

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on November 01, 2012, 05:54:04 AM
Yo Yo dudette, skip them burger joints and give the ole man a decent meal !! > You can hit Joe's just as quick.
http://www.joesmeatshoppe.com/menus.htm



What the hell is a decent meal, does this mean an indecent meal is when I top less serve the soup  and my left tit is in the soup ????

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on November 01, 2012, 06:20:54 AM
Sparkeys sauce turned our finger licken Good.   Who would have known adding cream cheese to mushroom soup would have such an impact. 

I did take one step or two, the soup and cheese with the Peppadew peppers [just 2 ] plus a couple Tbs.. of Jared garlic and one pat of butter---------These I simmered before I threw them over the ribs was Sinfully delicious.. Turned cooker down to low and cooked for 4 hours.

Now I am wondering if this sauce can become a chicken pot pie, or add a dollop of Sherry and lemon juice and turn into a lobster pie

Pot roast will never be the same, My Husband will honor you Sparky as he LOVED the meal.    Yup a decent meal as I kept all my clothes on.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on November 26, 2012, 07:57:33 PM
Chinese. Fried rice. Chestnut chicken. Beef broccoli. crab rangoon (or crab puffs as I knew them).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on November 26, 2012, 08:02:16 PM
Smoked Sausage, rice, and spinach.  Tomorrow I am making the above pork chops.   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on November 28, 2012, 05:00:56 PM
Tater nugget hot dish. omplete with fire alarm going off. :fuelfire: :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on November 28, 2012, 05:02:55 PM
Tater nugget hot dish. omplete with fire alarm going off. :fuelfire: :-)
You have the same timer my brother does.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Celtic Rose on December 20, 2012, 07:12:08 PM
Visiting my parents and getting spoiled with my mom's meatloaf.  I'm excited to get to eat something I didn't have to cook  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on December 28, 2012, 04:48:57 PM
Homemade pizza loaded with sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, Canadian bacon, cheese and a little onion.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on January 02, 2013, 07:27:29 AM
Yesterday, we had Fessenjoon and it was delicious, as usual.

For some reason, I can't post links so, the URL for a recipe is below.

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/fesenjan_persian_chicken_stew_with_walnut_and_pomegranate_sauce/

Here is a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQkAILo9gtM
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Teri on January 10, 2013, 11:59:45 AM
Tonight it's home fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy with green beans from last years garden. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on January 10, 2013, 02:51:31 PM
Wow, does that sound good or what?  Can I come over, cause all I have is some leftover chicken parm. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on January 10, 2013, 03:45:14 PM
Iassa love...I love you anyay, someone has to keep me on the straight and narrow!! O-)

WAY too late for that!   :-*
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Teri on January 11, 2013, 10:43:04 AM
Wow, does that sound good or what?  Can I come over, cause all I have is some leftover chicken parm.  

I still have some leftovers...sorry I missed ya yesterday.  I'm having my garlic soy pork chops tonight.  Real easy to make and everyone loves them.  

Bread the chops in some flour, toss them in pan with melted butter, brown on both sides, sprinkle garlic powder and pepper on the chops, flip and do the same on the other side and then trickle some soy sauce around the outer edge of the pan and in between the chops.  Turn off the heat and let them sit for a few minutes until all of the flavor is absorbed.  I serve those with a tossed green salad and seasoned new potatoes.  If it says "light"...it will never enter my kitchen.  I cook with flavor.. :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on January 11, 2013, 10:53:28 AM
I still have some leftovers...sorry I missed ya yesterday.  I'm having my garlic soy pork chops tonight.  Real easy to make and everyone loves them.  

Bread the chops in some flour, toss them in pan with melted butter, brown on both sides, sprinkle garlic powder and pepper on the chops, flip and do the same on the other side and then trickle some soy sauce around the outer edge of the pan and in between the chops.  Turn off the heat and let them sit for a few minutes until all of the flavor is absorbed.  I serve those with a tossed green salad and seasoned new potatoes.  If it says "light"...it will never enter my kitchen.  I cook with flavor.. :cheersmate:

Soy sauce is awfully salty, so I'd imagine you scale back a little on the NaCl.....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 11, 2013, 10:57:07 AM
I still have some leftovers...sorry I missed ya yesterday.  I'm having my garlic soy pork chops tonight.  Real easy to make and everyone loves them.  

Bread the chops in some flour, toss them in pan with melted butter, brown on both sides, sprinkle garlic powder and pepper on the chops, flip and do the same on the other side and then trickle some soy sauce around the outer edge of the pan and in between the chops.  Turn off the heat and let them sit for a few minutes until all of the flavor is absorbed.  I serve those with a tossed green salad and seasoned new potatoes.  If it says "light"...it will never enter my kitchen.  I cook with flavor.. :cheersmate:

That does sound good!  I am having hot dogs and sweet potato fries tonight. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Teri on January 11, 2013, 11:04:03 AM
Soy sauce is awfully salty, so I'd imagine you scale back a little on the NaCl.....

I do use the low salt soy though...  When I make these chops, I add just enough soy for flavor. The trick is to not overdo the soy.  The soft outer crust of the chop flavored with the garlic, soy, pepper and butter is really what makes the chops just melt in your mouth.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Teri on January 11, 2013, 11:05:01 AM
That does sound good!  I am having hot dogs and sweet potato fries tonight. 

That sounds tasty too.  I love sweet potato fries.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Teri on January 13, 2013, 07:05:49 PM
Oh my gawd...I made the best homemade cherry cobbler tonight along with more fired chicken and rotini pasta, hot sausage and tomatoe gravy, garlic bread and home grown green beans again and fresh green salad.  I tell ya...I hate to brag, but that cherry cobbler came out absolutely perfect.  I'm drunk on this beautiful wine that's oh so good too.  What a great Sunday! 

God bless all!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on January 13, 2013, 07:24:00 PM
Oh my gawd...I made the best homemade cherry cobbler tonight along with more fired chicken and rotini pasta, hot sausage and tomatoe gravy, garlic bread and home grown green beans again and fresh green salad.  I tell ya...I hate to brag, but that cherry cobbler came out absolutely perfect.  I'm drunk on this beautiful wine that's oh so good too.  What a great Sunday! 

God bless all!

Hot sausage and tomato gravy?

(http://www.moderndogmagazine.com/files/images/blogs/dog-eating.png)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 13, 2013, 08:55:17 PM
Carne Adovada.  Which means pork and red chile.  It was good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Teri on January 14, 2013, 06:23:57 AM
Hot sausage and tomato gravy?

(http://www.moderndogmagazine.com/files/images/blogs/dog-eating.png)

It's the same thing as spaghetti sauce.  I ended up actually cooking two meals because the hub wanted rotini pasta with the hot sausage and the other ones only wanted fried chicken, but it was all good.  Needless to say...they're all eating leftovers today and possibly ordering out tomorrow too.  All I did was cook and do dishes yesterday...thank goodness for the wine at the end of the day.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Teri on January 14, 2013, 06:29:49 AM
Carne Adovada.  Which means pork and red chile.  It was good.

That sounds good.  I met an old Mexican lady down in El Centro, Ca. who cooked for the crew.  She showed me how to make *REAL* burritos.  OMG...they were to die for and nothing but this tender pork and two kinds of sauce...red and green all wrapped up in tortilla.  Maybe I was too hungry to tell at the time, but I have no doubt, that is the best burrito I ever tasted.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on January 14, 2013, 08:36:58 AM
Mrs E made a beef and vegetable soup yesterday. No noodles - back on the low-carb diet again, which has resulted in a 9-lb. loss already. I'd porked up 20 lbs. prior to and over the hollydays, so it's my annual "January? Time to eat veggies and just a scant amount of red meat."

It's a yearly tradition.  :whatever:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on January 15, 2013, 03:51:07 AM
Mrs E made a beef and vegetable soup yesterday. No noodles - back on the low-carb diet again, which has resulted in a 9-lb. loss already. I'd porked up 20 lbs. prior to and over the hollydays, so it's my annual "January? Time to eat veggies and just a scant amount of red meat."

It's a yearly tradition.  :whatever:

I made vegetable beef soup yesterday too!

Great minds and all that!  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on January 19, 2013, 12:22:42 AM
Had the day off today, made spaghetti sauce. Started @ 9AM..  Italian saus, ground beef, yellow onion, lots of garlic, mushrooms, black olives, homemade gravey... a bit of seasonings...  simmer all day till dinner. Laddled over hot pasta, a couple chunks of Itallian garlic bread...  heaven!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on January 21, 2013, 10:41:31 PM
Easy dinner tonight.

Deer Steaks fried in olive oil with a meledy of herbs (some picked thru the snow)
baked yellow taters with butter
garden salad with blu cheese crumbles and dressing
gravey made from the pan stickings
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Teri on January 24, 2013, 10:52:43 AM
I think I'm going to make some chicken tacos tonight and for dessert, a strawberry cake with butter cream frosting...easy peasy. :)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 24, 2013, 05:13:37 PM
Soup heated up from the store tonight.  BF is sick with bronchitis, and I have a Neighborhood Association meeting tonight.  Normally I would bail, not really feeling it, but this one's topic is industry in our hood, and seeing as we had a big ole methanol assplosion 3 or 4 months ago, I think it is something I should give my time to.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Teri on January 25, 2013, 08:08:18 AM
Soup heated up from the store tonight.  BF is sick with bronchitis, and I have a Neighborhood Association meeting tonight.  Normally I would bail, not really feeling it, but this one's topic is industry in our hood, and seeing as we had a big ole methanol assplosion 3 or 4 months ago, I think it is something I should give my time to.

Bronchitis is nasty, I don't get that as much as I used to now though. 

I get a call every month to attend the neighborhood meeting, but I haven't gone in a long time.  Every time I went I got pissed off because everything we address we later get assessed for if they implement it. I felt like I was crapping in my own plate since they doubled our trash tax, raised our property tax 20 percent and fine us if we don't put the recycle bin on the curb every week.  My asshole is sore. The friggin tax Nazi's up here are ruthless because they're all desperate for cash. 

I think we're going to have something simple tonight like grilled cheese and a bowl of chili.  I have a lot on my plate today...not looking forward to it either.



Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 25, 2013, 08:11:58 AM
I should clarify, this isn't a HOA, we don't have one of those in my neighborhood.  This is a voluntary organization we have to discuss things pertinent to our area.  Like speed bumps.   ::)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Teri on January 25, 2013, 08:48:59 AM
I should clarify, this isn't a HOA, we don't have one of those in my neighborhood.  This is a voluntary organization we have to discuss things pertinent to our area.  Like speed bumps.   ::)

We have the same here.  I would never live in a HOA.  My sister lives in one of those and it's like living in a nazihood.  Yeah, "speed bumps" cost money too...we pay for everything.

I'd rather live on a dirt road again than have to pay the town to pave or fill the pot holes on my street.  :thatsright:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on January 25, 2013, 09:15:51 PM
I should clarify, this isn't a HOA, we don't have one of those in my neighborhood.  This is a voluntary organization we have to discuss things pertinent to our area.  Like speed bumps.   ::)

I live out in the country to avoid such things. I don't want a bunch of strangers telling what I can and cannot do on my own property.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on January 25, 2013, 09:36:28 PM
Made another pot roast. Can of Fosters, onion soup and Montreal steak seasoning. 7 hours in the crockpot and it just falls apart with a fork.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on January 25, 2013, 09:37:32 PM
Made another pot roast. Can of Fosters, onion soup and Montreal steak seasoning. 7 hours in the crockpot and it just falls apart with a fork.
Sounds like a plan. :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on January 25, 2013, 09:39:45 PM
Sounds like a plan. :cheersmate:

It was. Used some extra challah and made a sandwich, too. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on January 25, 2013, 09:41:21 PM
Aww, yeah. (http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/smileys/imagesCAJEZN7O.jpg)

What cut of meat did you use?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on January 25, 2013, 10:14:30 PM
Aww, yeah. (http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/smileys/imagesCAJEZN7O.jpg)

What cut of meat did you use?

That smiley is ****ing awesome!

Anyway, used a cross rib roast.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: ColonelCarrots on January 26, 2013, 05:45:01 PM
Had BBQ from this place called Jazzy's here in Tampa. Can't beat BBQ made by black people.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on January 26, 2013, 08:22:26 PM
Had BBQ from this place called Jazzy's here in Tampa. Can't beat BBQ made by black people.

Racist!

I know what you mean. We had a local fellow that had a killer grill on a trailer. He would rent his barbeque services out for various events. He had the best food. If he barbequed it, it was great no matter what it was.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 27, 2013, 01:14:09 PM
Posole is what is for dinner tonight.  Still on brothy liquid foods for the sicko.  Bor-ing. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on January 27, 2013, 03:42:33 PM
Posole is what is for dinner tonight.  Still on brothy liquid foods for the sicko.  Bor-ing. 

I thought that said "people" at first glance...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 27, 2013, 03:48:35 PM
I thought that said "people" at first glance...

Now THAT would be interesting.....how bout if I just say spicy pork and hominy soup? 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on January 27, 2013, 03:54:12 PM
Now THAT would be interesting.....how bout if I just say spicy pork and hominy soup? 

Sounds tasty. As long as it's not long pork.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 27, 2013, 04:01:02 PM
Sounds tasty. As long as it's not long pork.

It can also be made with chicken.  If this recipe comes out well, I will post it for you.  I did see a reviewer made it with rotisserie chicken.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on January 27, 2013, 05:27:06 PM
Sounds tasty. As long as it's not long pork.

 :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on January 27, 2013, 05:30:15 PM
It can also be made with chicken.  If this recipe comes out well, I will post it for you.  I did see a reviewer made it with rotisserie chicken.

"Long pork" is like Soylent Green.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sp-VFBbjpE[/youtube]

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 27, 2013, 08:15:16 PM
Oh well shit.  What a difference an adjective makes.  I was focused on the "Bigger Picture" so to speak.  :thatsright:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on January 27, 2013, 08:16:49 PM
Oh well shit.  What a difference an adjective makes.  I was focused on the "Bigger Picture" so to speak.  :thatsright:

We still like you.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on January 27, 2013, 09:10:33 PM
We still like you.

At least I have that.  Oh my stinking heck, I am being mocked in my own household for missing an adjective!!!   :rotf:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on January 29, 2013, 12:06:37 AM
did lasagna for 30 yesterday. Family get together for my daughter before she and her husband leave for Italy. They will be stationed there 3 years (USAF). I figured it would be good for her family on her dads side to beg for a reason to visit.

She did mention to me that I had better get my passport.

Dinner came out great, wonderfull family potluck
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on January 29, 2013, 09:13:33 PM
Salad and a (small) medium-rare steak.

This diet thing isn't too bad.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on February 04, 2013, 07:28:26 PM
Chicken on sale.  I know what I'm having for dinner for the next month.

99-cents/lb. for Perdue @ Kroger. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on February 04, 2013, 07:58:04 PM
I made a crock pot full of chicken and sausage soup yesterday. Chicken thighs and beef summer sausage, rice, carrots, celery, and onion. I had two bowls for dinner, and have six lunches!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on February 04, 2013, 09:53:54 PM
I made a crock pot full of chicken and sausage soup yesterday. Chicken thighs and beef summer sausage, rice, carrots, celery, and onion. I had two bowls for dinner, and have six lunches!
Sounds good!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on February 05, 2013, 12:43:34 AM
I made a crock pot full of chicken and sausage soup yesterday. Chicken thighs and beef summer sausage, rice, carrots, celery, and onion. I had two bowls for dinner, and have six lunches!

Sounds really good. Leave out the rice and I can eat that on my low carb diet I just started!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on February 05, 2013, 12:48:22 AM
Tonight a thin rib eye on the bbq. 2 cups of salad with blue cheese crumbles and dressing. First day of low carb diet.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on February 05, 2013, 05:59:16 AM
Sounds really good. Leave out the rice and I can eat that on my low carb diet I just started!

I put in 1/2 cup of rice for 8 qt of soup, just enough to add some texture. It's still low carb!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on February 05, 2013, 06:12:13 AM
Tonight a thin rib eye on the bbq. 2 cups of salad with blue cheese crumbles and dressing. First day of low carb diet.

Sounds good Low-carb living is great!

Have you ever tried melting the blue cheese on the steak when you grill it?

(http://i.yummly.com/Savory-Grilled-Steak-With-Bleu-Cheese-Garlic-Butter-Food_com-78734-234847.card.jpg)

(http://www.naturaldogfoodcompany.com/uploads/cms/_images/Adult%20food%20ingredients.jpg)
Dog tested, Dog approved. Oh, yeah.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on February 06, 2013, 01:06:08 AM
Sounds good Low-carb living is great!

Have you ever tried melting the blue cheese on the steak when you grill it?


For sure!  On thicker cuts I will cut in garlic cloves (cut in half)... flip and top with blue cheese!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on February 19, 2013, 04:51:01 PM
I am making Broccoli, Shrimp au gratin!! smells good!! Bringing to mum's for dinner, to celebrate my sister's birthday!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on February 19, 2013, 09:36:13 PM
Chicken Spaghetti, with leftover grilled chicken. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on February 19, 2013, 09:53:15 PM
My wife made a Persian dish. Don't know what it's called. It was rice with celery and some interesting spiced and nice tender chunks of lamb.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on February 19, 2013, 11:04:08 PM
Nice Rib Eye steak cooked med rare topped with parm cheese and sauted mushrooms. garden salad with blue cheese crumbles and dressing.
Down 7lbs in 2 weeks....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on February 20, 2013, 10:36:53 AM
Nice Rib Eye steak cooked med rare topped with parm cheese and sauted mushrooms. garden salad with blue cheese crumbles and dressing.
Down 7lbs in 2 weeks....

 :II:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on March 12, 2013, 10:08:16 PM
Beef Kabobs on briquets. Yellow and orange peppers, mushrooms, red onion and zuccinie, brushed with EVO while they cooked on the bbq.
Added a garden salad. Great meal!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on March 13, 2013, 05:53:38 AM
We had Koofteh for supper last night. It was delicious.

http://persiankitchen.wordpress.com/2009/05/26/koofteh-berenji-persian-meatballs-with-rice/
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on March 13, 2013, 04:26:48 PM
Going to take my friend to the olive Garden, for her birthday..... Shall I propose a toast to the new pope?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on March 15, 2013, 10:06:24 AM
Going to take my friend to the olive Garden, for her birthday..... Shall I propose a toast to the new pope?

Only if they have a good Argentine wine.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on March 15, 2013, 10:08:01 AM
Only if they have a good Argentine wi

Well it was complimentary wine. When we actually did the toast, people looked at us funny!!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on March 15, 2013, 11:53:38 AM
Well it was complimentary wine. When we actually did the toast, people looked at us funny!!!

What else would you use for a toast?  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on March 15, 2013, 10:00:04 PM
What else would you use for a toast?  :-)
I liked it!!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on March 17, 2013, 03:24:21 PM
I liked it!!!

That was a play on words.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on March 17, 2013, 03:39:45 PM
Celebrating the Feast of Saint Patrick on this gray evening:

SUPPER:
Beef Stew with Guinness Broth (beef, carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, garlic, vegetable stock, Guinness)
Colcannon (mashed potatoes with red cabbage)
Toasted Rye Bread
Extra-sharp Cheddar Cheese slices (Cooper brand, not some pretentious DUmmy cheese)
Guinness Extra Stout

DESSERT:
Warm Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Cream (just because I like it, and I imagine St. Patrick would, too)
Coffee

SOCIAL TIME:
Cigars and Whisky
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on March 24, 2013, 07:50:08 PM
Simple Sunday Supper:

Split Pea Soup (split peas, ham, onions, carrots, celery)
Corn muffins
Leftover brownie muffins
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on March 24, 2013, 07:51:21 PM
Simple Sunday Supper:

Split Pea Soup (split peas, ham, onions, carrots, celery)
Corn muffins
Leftover brownie muffins
Good stuff.  I love split pea soup.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 24, 2013, 10:04:35 PM
Had my supper club today. 

Theme: Irish

People brought the following:

Corned Beef
Red Cabbage
Rutabaga pudding.  (It was good!)
Macaroni and Cheese
Roasted root vegetables

I made:
Lemon Curd Blackberry trifle.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on March 24, 2013, 10:07:39 PM
:hyper:

I didn't realize Mac and Cheese was Irish.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 24, 2013, 10:09:14 PM
:hyper:

I didn't realize Mac and Cheese was Irish.

They used Irish Cheddar.   :rofl:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on March 24, 2013, 10:15:55 PM
Does a rutabaga taste any different than a turnip?

Don't think I've ever eaten one????
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 24, 2013, 10:27:54 PM
Does a rutabaga taste any different than a turnip?

Don't think I've ever eaten one????

Very similar.  It's a bit milder. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on March 25, 2013, 02:13:49 AM
How did you do the trifle?

I like both lemon curd and blackberries. M reallllly likes blackberries.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on March 25, 2013, 12:20:01 PM
Google Bobby Flay's gingerbread lemon curd blackberry trifle. I used that recipe except with sara lee pound cake.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on March 25, 2013, 12:34:03 PM
Google Bobby Flay's gingerbread lemon curd blackberry trifle. I used that recipe except with sara lee pound cake.

That sounds good.  Haven't made one in ages.  Maybe I'll do that for Easter.
Having a houseful of people.

Another thing that goes over big in my family is that easy no-bake cheese cake.  You can top it with anything.


Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on March 25, 2013, 01:50:28 PM
Does a rutabaga taste any different than a turnip?

Don't think I've ever eaten one????

My mom made, and now my wife makes a thing called rutamoost, from a recipe from my mom's mom, who was from Germany. It's a mixture of rutabaga and potatoes.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on April 01, 2013, 03:25:56 PM
Grilled pork chops and hash brown casserole. :yum:

I'm glad I ate breakfast because I haven't had any lunch.  Freakin' starvin'.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on April 03, 2013, 04:04:05 PM
Jambalaya baby!!!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 12, 2013, 05:11:59 PM
Trying something a little different tonight.  It's a mustard/flavored oil pork marinade.  I don't have any yellow mustard and didn't want to buy any so I made some from scratch (http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/03/homemade-yellow-mustard-recipe.html).

12 oz. Coke
3 Tbsp. sesame oil
5 Tbsp. yellow mustard
2 Tbsp. honey
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on May 12, 2013, 07:54:12 PM
We had ab gorsht.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 12, 2013, 10:48:59 PM
That was very good.  The acid in the Coke softened the pork.  The sesame oil, mustard, and honey added flavor... it was tasty.

It would probably work well for chicken.  I would cut the amount of Coke in half or cut it out entirely.
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Post by: Eupher on May 13, 2013, 11:52:00 AM
That was very good.  The acid in the Coke softened the pork.  The sesame oil, mustard, and honey added flavor... it was tasty.

It would probably work well for chicken.  I would cut the amount of Coke in half or cut it out entirely.

Brining seems to be the rage now for all kinds of meat, especially poultry. But Alton Brown (prolly the Brine King) has a recipe for pork shoulder as well.

Brining adds a step to the process and doesn't help the acidic/vinegar-based marinade all that much, but it sure does result in some juicy meat.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 13, 2013, 12:16:57 PM
Making Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Ingredients:
5 lb potatoes
1 onion
1 lb ham
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp diced pimiento
2 cups cubed extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1 8 oz block cream cheese, cubed
1 stick butter (using margarine voids the warranty!), cubed
1 1/2 cup milk
1 tsp salt (I use coarse sea salt)
1 tsp black pepper (I use fresh-ground pepper)

Peel and slice potatoes. Dice onion. Dice ham.

In large crock pot, combine potatoes, onion, ham, garlic, and pimiento. Add cheese, cream cheese, and butter. Add salt and pepper. Pour milk over mixture.

Cook in crock pot 4 hours on "high" 5 hours on 'low'. Do not stir while cooking Stir gently after 4 hours and before serving.*

*Edited. I had a little scorching at the bottom of the pot.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 13, 2013, 12:51:56 PM
I did roasted sweet potaotes last night -- they were good.  Cut it up into pieces, coat it in some olive oil, and toss in some Old Bay seasoning.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jtyangel on May 13, 2013, 01:16:08 PM
Old bay :)

Making chicken breasts filled with jack cheese and spinach. Sliced potatoes sautéed in garlic, onion, butter. Salad or another vegetable. Haven't decided on that part yet.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jtyangel on May 13, 2013, 01:17:23 PM
Btw big dog that looks great. Might put that on the next round of menus
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on May 13, 2013, 01:20:46 PM
I did roasted sweet potaotes last night -- they were good.  Cut it up into pieces, coat it in some olive oil, and toss in some Old Bay seasoning.

We roast sweet potatoes on the grill. They're great!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 13, 2013, 02:28:35 PM
Btw big dog that looks great. Might put that on the next round of menus

Thanks!

You can make it with bacon, instead of ham. It's twice as good that way!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on May 13, 2013, 02:33:53 PM
Thanks!

You can make it with bacon, instead of ham. It's twice as good that way!

Man...You are a bacon fiend, aren't you?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 13, 2013, 02:35:33 PM
Man...You are a bacon fiend, aren't you?

Oh, yeah. 

I'd buy a whole hog, just to have it made into bacon.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on May 13, 2013, 08:21:46 PM
Oh, yeah. 

I'd buy a whole hog, just to have it made into bacon.
That looks awesome!!! I am gonna try that!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on May 13, 2013, 08:34:15 PM
I'm having taco salad with last nights left-over grilled steaks

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on May 13, 2013, 09:04:37 PM
I'm having taco salad with last nights left-over grilled steaks


Ain't no such animal as "left-over grilled steaks" in my house.

We's what they call "carnivores."   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on May 14, 2013, 05:59:40 AM
Oh, yeah. 

I'd buy a whole hog, just to have it made into bacon.

You are obviously envious of the family in the La Quinta commercial when the truck load of bacon dumped at the front door. :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 14, 2013, 06:06:20 AM
You are obviously envious of the family in the La Quinta commercial when the truck load of bacon dumped at the front door. :-)

I hadn't seen the commercial before, so I just watched it on YouTube. I am envious. That would be like Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, and Cinco de Mayo all rolled into one!

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKBqibGwrD4[/youtube]
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on May 14, 2013, 06:28:27 AM
I hadn't seen the commercial before, so I just watched it on YouTube. I am envious. That would be like Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, and Cinco de Mayo all rolled into one!

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKBqibGwrD4[/youtube]

You would be swimming in bacon. :rotf:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 14, 2013, 06:59:06 AM
You would be swimming in bacon. :rotf:

"Swimming in bacon"...  what an idea!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on May 14, 2013, 09:19:36 AM
"Swimming in bacon"...  what an idea!

Right now, I imagine you to be like Homer Simpson when he thinks about food.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: vesta111 on May 17, 2013, 12:08:53 PM
Making Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Ingredients:
5 lb potatoes
1 onion
1 lb ham
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp diced pimiento
2 cups cubed extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1 8 oz block cream cheese, cubed
1 stick butter (using margarine voids the warranty!), cubed
1 1/2 cup milk
1 tsp salt (I use coarse sea salt)
1 tsp black pepper (I use fresh-ground pepper)

Peel and slice potatoes. Dice onion. Dice ham.

In large crock pot, combine potatoes, onion, ham, garlic, and pimiento. Add cheese, cream cheese, and butter. Add salt and pepper. Pour milk over mixture.

Cook in crock pot 4 hours on "high" 5 hours on 'low'. Do not stir while cooking Stir gently after 4 hours and before serving.*

*Edited. I had a little scorching at the bottom of the pot.

Ok Big Dog, lets give this a try in a my kitchen.

I have to use what I have on hand and found in the freezer a pork cut center about 2 pounds.

 I threw it into the slow cooker  for about 3 hours on high, then added the potatoes and onions for another 2 hours . 

I then added the rest of your recipe, the milk, cheese, pimentos  salt and pepper and butter. I used ground garlic as that was all I had. I did take the butter, milk, and cheese into the microwave to get it all melted at the same time
 
How will this turn out ???????    So far it smells good, I did add more garlic as I love that stuff.
 
Will be another few hours before I get to eat this concoction I got from you with my changes to your recipe to fit what I have on hand.   

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 18, 2013, 02:08:07 PM
Right now, I imagine you to be like Homer Simpson when he thinks about food.

Mmmm... bacon donuts....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 18, 2013, 02:09:54 PM
Ok Big Dog, lets give this a try in a my kitchen.

I have to use what I have on hand and found in the freezer a pork cut center about 2 pounds.

 I threw it into the slow cooker  for about 3 hours on high, then added the potatoes and onions for another 2 hours . 

I then added the rest of your recipe, the milk, cheese, pimentos  salt and pepper and butter. I used ground garlic as that was all I had. I did take the butter, milk, and cheese into the microwave to get it all melted at the same time
 
How will this turn out ???????    So far it smells good, I did add more garlic as I love that stuff.
 
Will be another few hours before I get to eat this concoction I got from you with my changes to your recipe to fit what I have on hand.   

It sounds like it will be good. Let us know!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on May 21, 2013, 01:52:35 PM
I am grateful that Big Dog's recipe did not call for peas to be tossed in.  *Certain people* would have stirred in peas, causing me to become nauseated. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 21, 2013, 01:53:44 PM
Peas in scalloped potatoes?  Never. 

Casserole on the other hand...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 21, 2013, 01:56:53 PM
Ok Big Dog, lets give this a try in a my kitchen.

I have to use what I have on hand and found in the freezer a pork cut center about 2 pounds.

 I threw it into the slow cooker  for about 3 hours on high, then added the potatoes and onions for another 2 hours . 

I then added the rest of your recipe, the milk, cheese, pimentos  salt and pepper and butter. I used ground garlic as that was all I had. I did take the butter, milk, and cheese into the microwave to get it all melted at the same time
 
How will this turn out ???????    So far it smells good, I did add more garlic as I love that stuff.
 
Will be another few hours before I get to eat this concoction I got from you with my changes to your recipe to fit what I have on hand.   

So? How did it turn out?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on May 21, 2013, 02:07:43 PM
Peas in scalloped potatoes?  Never. 

Casserole on the other hand...

I make creamed boiled potatoes with a handful of frozen petite peas thrown in.  No likey canned peas of any type.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: zeitgeist on May 21, 2013, 03:43:53 PM
Lobster roll and fried clams tonight.  (I have lost twenty pounds since Ash Wednesday, today it may all go to waist.) 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: freedumb2003b on May 21, 2013, 04:31:21 PM
I am grateful that Big Dog's recipe did not call for peas to be tossed in.  *Certain people* would have stirred in peas, causing me to become nauseated. 

Hey, we are ALL looking for whirled peas...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on May 21, 2013, 09:40:50 PM
I am grateful that Big Dog's recipe did not call for peas to be tossed in.  *Certain people* would have stirred in peas, causing me to become nauseated. 

 :bawl: 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 21, 2013, 09:41:27 PM
:bawl: 
She's so mean.  :(
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on May 22, 2013, 12:39:57 AM
Pork tenderloin w grilled onion/roasted garlic jam sauce (OMG - it was so tasty)
Buttered noodles w/parsley
Steamed broccoli w/ lemon butter sauce
Romaine w/blush wine vinegrette, dried cranberries and candied pecans
Banana pudding w/whole and crushed nilla wafers & real homemade whipped cream (  :puke: - I made plain vanilla pudding w/ crushed Heath bar and whipped cream for me - which beat the hell out of the nasty banana pudding!   :-)  )

I was such a star tonight according to my family! I was checking out at Kroger at 6:30 and had everything made and ready to serve at 8:25, including the pudding chillin' in the 'fridge for dessert.  :yahoo:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on May 22, 2013, 06:59:26 AM
Pork tenderloin w grilled onion/roasted garlic jam sauce (OMG - it was so tasty)
Buttered noodles w/parsley
Steamed broccoli w/ lemon butter sauce
Romaine w/blush wine vinegrette, dried cranberries and candied pecans
Banana pudding w/whole and crushed nilla wafers & real homemade whipped cream (  :puke: - I made plain vanilla pudding w/ crushed Heath bar and whipped cream for me - which beat the hell out of the nasty banana pudding!   :-)  )

I was such a star tonight according to my family! I was checking out at Kroger at 6:30 and had everything made and ready to serve at 8:25, including the pudding chillin' in the 'fridge for dessert.  :yahoo:

Sounds delicious.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on May 22, 2013, 09:39:46 AM
Wow!  Was it a special occasion? 


Peas are evil.  They make Tots cry. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 22, 2013, 10:25:23 AM
Pork tenderloin w grilled onion/roasted garlic jam sauce (OMG - it was so tasty)
Buttered noodles w/parsley
Steamed broccoli w/ lemon butter sauce
Romaine w/blush wine vinegrette, dried cranberries and candied pecans
Banana pudding w/whole and crushed nilla wafers & real homemade whipped cream (  :puke: - I made plain vanilla pudding w/ crushed Heath bar and whipped cream for me - which beat the hell out of the nasty banana pudding!   :-)  )

I was such a star tonight according to my family! I was checking out at Kroger at 6:30 and had everything made and ready to serve at 8:25, including the pudding chillin' in the 'fridge for dessert.  :yahoo:

Sounds great!

I am going to get a lot of mileage out of your pudding with crushed Heath bars!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on May 22, 2013, 10:34:44 AM
Wow!  Was it a special occasion? 


Peas are evil.  They make Tots cry. 

Peas are usually nasty....


No, nothing special. It was all quick and easy.

I detest bananas, so unless one of the guys mentions wanting some, I never think to make it. They mentioned it the other day, so I surprised them with it.

I cook pork tenderloins at least once or twice a month. Easier than pork chops and usually cheaper too.

I look for "different" kinds of jams and preserves to cook with them and we went to the Farmer's Market at BisquitFest last weekend and I found this one at one of the booths. I'm hoping I can find them again and I will buy a few more.

I usually sprinkle the tenderloins with garlic and pepper if it's a savory preserve, or with thyme if fruitier. Saute in olive oil with a bit of butter, til a bit browned on outside. Put in a greased baking pan(I use Pam Olive Oil). In the meantime, melt down the jam/jelly in a small saucepan, to pour over. Then bake at 400 until med rare - about 20 minutes.

I will make a sauce if I'm doing noodles or rice with it. Last night, I added some of the melted jam to the drippings, brought up the heat, whisked in some corn starch, added the rest of the jam, then added some Minute Maid Lemonade ( I buy the 15 calorie Lemonade - it's in the dairy/juice section and quite good. No pulp and quite tart). Poured it over the tenderloins before baking. Spooned it out to put on the sliced meat and a bit on the noodles.

I've also marinated them in olive oil, apple juice, garlic and thyme. When I baked them, I added the juice from a can of fried apples. Then sauteed the fried apples, fresh cut up Granny Smiths,  some butter, cinnamon and brown sugar for a side.

Another excellent preserves to use is a hot pepper peach. It's good with the tenderloins and also with chicken breasts.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on May 22, 2013, 10:37:48 AM
Sounds great!

I am going to get a lot of mileage out of your pudding with crushed Heath bars!

I keep a bag of the crushed Heath bars in the freezer. (you can find them in the chocolate chip section of the bakery aisle). They are good mixed into brownies, cheesecake and on top of ice cream too.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 22, 2013, 11:03:54 AM
I keep a bag of the crushed Heath bars in the freezer. (you can find them in the chocolate chip section of the bakery aisle). They are good mixed into brownies, cheesecake and on top of ice cream too.

I was going to buy a big Heath bar, crush half of it, and eat the other half. Your way works, too!

 :-) :-) :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on May 22, 2013, 11:57:00 AM
Wow!  Was it a special occasion? 


Peas are evil.  They make Tots cry. 

I love peas. Ergo, I love it when Tots cries.  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: njpines on May 22, 2013, 01:28:31 PM
I love peas. Ergo, I love it when Tots cries.  :evillaugh:

Big meanie!!  Tots, Karin and I are going to come out there and force feed you sushi with a side of mustard!!  :fuelfire:  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on May 22, 2013, 01:52:57 PM
Big meanie!!  Tots, Karin and I are going to come out there and force feed you sushi with a side of mustard!!  :fuelfire:  :-)

You'd better bring an Army.

 :nunchuck:

 :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on May 22, 2013, 01:54:33 PM
You'd better bring an Army.

 :nunchuck:

 :-)
and feed it to you thru your trombone!! :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on May 22, 2013, 01:56:35 PM
and feed it to you thru your trombone!! :-)

Trust me, the horns are off limits. The trombone ain't a $5,500 straw through which to sup on fishheads and rice.  :panic:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 22, 2013, 02:15:08 PM
I have a pound of ground turkey I need to cook up (I didn't buy it, honest!)

So...

Fettuccini Parmesan with Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs:
1 lb of somebody else's ground turkey
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 egg, beaten
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
3. Roll into golf ball sized meatballs, place in cast iron skillet or baking sheet
4. Bake 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned

Pasta:
1 pkg (8 oz) fettuccini
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon salt

1. In large pot, bring water and salt to boil
2. Add fettuccini, stir and reduce heat to medium
3. Boil until pasta is al dente, ~9-11 minutes
4. Drain and rinse pasta under hot water, return to pot
5. Toss pasta with oil, cheese, and parsley
6. Add meatballs, toss gently

Serve with crusty bread and red wine.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on May 22, 2013, 02:24:34 PM
I have a pound of ground turkey I need to cook up (I didn't buy it, honest!)

So...

Fettuccini Parmesan with Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs:
1 lb of somebody else's ground turkey
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 egg, beaten
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
3. Roll into golf ball sized meatballs, place in cast iron skillet or baking sheet
4. Bake 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned

Pasta:
1 pkg (8 oz) fettuccini
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon salt

1. In large pot, bring water and salt to boil
2. Add fettuccini, stir and reduce heat to medium
3. Boil until pasta is al dente, ~9-11 minutes
4. Drain and rinse pasta under hot water, return to pot
5. Toss pasta with oil, cheese, and parsley
6. Add meatballs, toss gently

Serve with crusty bread and red wine.
I would use hamburger myself, but you said you didn't buy it. The rest of the recipe looks delish!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 22, 2013, 02:27:29 PM
I would use hamburger myself, but you said you didn't buy it. The rest of the recipe looks delish!!

It's good with hamburger or ground Italian sausage.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on May 22, 2013, 02:27:44 PM
Mrs E and I are enjoying our 14th wedding anniversary tonight, so we'll probably have steak. Baked tater, salad too.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dutch508 on May 22, 2013, 02:37:52 PM
Mrs E and I are enjoying our 14th wedding anniversary tonight, so we'll probably have steak. Baked tater, salad too.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lstkeg2NdE1r4wa2xo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on May 22, 2013, 03:18:05 PM
It's good with hamburger or ground Italian sausage.

^5 for another delicious recipe from Big Dog's kitchen!!!
How is Velvet btw? need pics!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on May 22, 2013, 03:19:13 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lstkeg2NdE1r4wa2xo1_500.jpg)

Bitchslapped for being overly critical and sensitive to dialect on my special day.   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 22, 2013, 03:20:26 PM
^5 for another delicious recipe from Big Dog's kitchen!!!
How is Velvet btw? need pics!!

No pictures. She doesn't have thumbs.

 :-)

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on May 22, 2013, 03:22:33 PM
No pictures. She doesn't have thumbs.

 :-)


I meant pics of her..sorry, though pics of you are nice too!! :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 22, 2013, 03:30:19 PM
I meant pics of her..sorry, though pics of you are nice too!! :-)

My signature block has a pic of me with Elvis. What more do you want?

 :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on May 22, 2013, 04:58:09 PM
This thread went wrong somewhere.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on May 22, 2013, 08:10:01 PM
This thread went wrong somewhere.


it was the peas.....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on May 22, 2013, 09:17:01 PM
it was the peas.....

nom nom nom.....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: njpines on May 23, 2013, 12:05:11 PM
nom nom nom.....

Since we're all threadjacking, congrats on your wedding anniversary, Euph!! Hope you two had a great evening!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on May 23, 2013, 12:26:18 PM
it was the peas.....

I friggin hate peas. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on May 23, 2013, 03:50:09 PM
Since we're all threadjacking, congrats on your wedding anniversary, Euph!! Hope you two had a great evening!

nom nom nom.

Oops!  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on May 23, 2013, 08:17:26 PM
I friggin hate peas. 

I really like peas.  We are talking about the round green ones that come out of pods, right?   Lov'em fresh with salt and butter.

I like pea salad too.  Pea salad must be made with the canned peas or it's not pea salad.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on May 23, 2013, 08:18:55 PM
nom nom nom.....

Does "nom nom nom" represent a chewing sound?  I hate being lost.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on May 23, 2013, 08:47:32 PM
I really like peas.  We are talking about the round green ones that come out of pods, right?   Lov'em fresh with salt and butter.

I like pea salad too.  Pea salad must be made with the canned peas or it's not pea salad.

canned peas.....bleh

but I do like the small petite peas in the frozen section - with salt and butter  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on May 23, 2013, 09:34:03 PM
I really like peas.  We are talking about the round green ones that come out of pods, right?   Lov'em fresh with salt and butter.

I like pea salad too.  Pea salad must be made with the canned peas or it's not pea salad.

I love peas too. But they gotta be fresh or frozen. That stuff in a can looks like baby puke.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on May 24, 2013, 10:24:54 AM
I love peas too. But they gotta be fresh or frozen. That stuff in a can looks like baby puke.

About the only canned vegetable I'll eat anymore is corn.  I prefer fresh veggies.


Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on May 24, 2013, 12:09:45 PM
We are going to the Fair tonight. Besides beer, I haven't decided what "Fair Food" I'll be having. We'll also be seeing Blue Oyster Cult.



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Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 24, 2013, 12:29:25 PM
We are going to the Fair tonight. Besides beer, I haven't decided what "Fair Food" I'll be having. We'll also be seeing Blue Oyster Cult.

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Oh, man. Corn dogs, turkey legs, blueberry funnel cakes, and caramel apples!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on May 24, 2013, 12:33:20 PM
We are going to the Fair tonight. Besides beer, I haven't decided what "Fair Food" I'll be having. We'll also be seeing Blue Oyster Cult.



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fried dough. sausage sub with onions and peppers
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 24, 2013, 02:44:06 PM
I made plain vanilla pudding w/ crushed Heath bar and whipped cream for me -

I made this last night, as a pudding pie. Used half-and-half, whipped the pudding with a whisk, added the crushed Heath bars (I used the "milk chocolate and toffee" chips), turned the pudding into a graham cracker crust, and topped it with whipped cream when I served it.

Thanks for the great idea!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on May 24, 2013, 03:26:52 PM
I made this last night, as a pudding pie. Used half-and-half, whipped the pudding with a whisk, added the crushed Heath bars (I used the "milk chocolate and toffee" chips), turned the pudding into a graham cracker crust, and topped it with whipped cream when I served it.

Thanks for the great idea!

A diabetic dream and nightmare all rolled up into one. :rotf:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 24, 2013, 07:10:20 PM
A diabetic dream and nightmare all rolled up into one. :rotf:

I had a piece, with a cup of coffee spiked with Kahlua.

Better than Red Bull and vodka!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on May 24, 2013, 09:12:20 PM
I had pork tenderloin, greenbeans and rice piloaf!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 24, 2013, 09:43:53 PM
Steak and rice.

Gettin' tired of pork loin and chicken.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 24, 2013, 09:46:46 PM
piloaf!!
:rotf:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on May 24, 2013, 09:53:13 PM
:rotf:
pilaf , sorry!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on May 25, 2013, 09:57:48 AM
I had a piece, with a cup of coffee spiked with Kahlua.

Better than Red Bull and vodka!

You're living dangerously.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 25, 2013, 06:13:43 PM
You're living dangerously.

Danger is my middle name.

Big Danger Dog

 :-)

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 26, 2013, 04:17:29 PM
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The Renaissance Festival has really gone downhill.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: DixieBelle on May 26, 2013, 05:30:57 PM
Homemade potato and ham soup(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/27/8uge2ady.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/27/uvy6ared.jpg)
Yum!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 26, 2013, 05:47:17 PM
Did anyone watch the Arrested Development marathon on IFC yesterday? :rofl:

"Ham water"
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on May 28, 2013, 03:03:05 PM
I am having Boboli pizza. sauce, cheese, fresh cut peppers, onions and musrooms, and diced chiken.YUMBA!!! :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 28, 2013, 03:15:17 PM
Tonight:

Charcoal grilled cheeseburgers, with  extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
Baked potatoes
Bacon & mushroom cream sauce
Green beans
Iced tea
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on May 28, 2013, 03:35:08 PM
Tonight:

Charcoal grilled cheeseburgers, with  extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
Baked potatoes
Bacon & mushroom cream sauce
Green beans
Iced tea


I knew that you would find a way to get bacon on the menu. :-)

It reminds me of Motny Python's Spam skit. Just substitute bacon for spam.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 28, 2013, 03:42:32 PM
I knew that you would find a way to get bacon on the menu. :-)

It reminds me of Motny Python's Spam skit. Just substitute bacon for spam.

It's a theme.

I watched Iron Chef America awhile back. Bobby Flay and some Canadian chef had to use bacon in all of their dishes. I'd have taken them both to school!


Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on May 30, 2013, 10:59:12 AM
Tonight:

Charcoal grilled cheeseburgers, with  extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
Baked potatoes
Bacon & mushroom cream sauce
Green beans
Iced tea

Dang, this dinner was good.

The next-day leftovers were good, too!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on May 31, 2013, 08:41:20 PM
K-Roger has pork spareribs on sale again... $1.68/lb.  I picked up two sides of ribs for the weekend.

It's party time.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 01, 2013, 09:10:16 PM
Delicious. 

I braised 3 pounds of ribs in Coke, BBQ sauce, cider vinegar, beer and water, and reduced the braising liquid down to a bowl full of sauce.  It's an express pass to flavor town.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 06, 2013, 09:15:38 PM
Sweet potatoes and bacon.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on June 06, 2013, 09:21:43 PM
Black Pepper Spam browned up on the griddle and saltine crackers.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 06, 2013, 10:45:14 PM
Sweet potatoes and bacon.  Good stuff.

Excellent!

The Smoky Hills River Festival is going on through this weekend. Went to the Music Jam and ate carnival food.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Articulate Ape on June 06, 2013, 11:13:46 PM
Baked salmon with brown rice smothered in a primavera topping.  Delish.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on June 07, 2013, 03:32:43 PM
My wife wants......................pork.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on June 07, 2013, 06:08:22 PM
My wife wants......................pork.
So many innuendos. So little time...  :whistling:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 08, 2013, 06:21:45 PM
Pork Stir-fry. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on June 08, 2013, 07:57:12 PM
Homemade steak bomb!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 08, 2013, 09:01:58 PM
Homemade steak bomb!!

What the hell is a steak bomb?!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Undies on June 08, 2013, 09:17:54 PM
We went to Chili's.  I had shrimp tacos. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on June 08, 2013, 09:44:57 PM
Nachos and a Pepsi.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on June 08, 2013, 09:49:28 PM
What the hell is a steak bomb?!
steak, cheese, peppers onions on a sub roll
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on June 08, 2013, 09:53:17 PM
Brats and a beer.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 09, 2013, 08:06:18 AM
steak, cheese, peppers onions on a sub roll

Thanks for explaining. Sounds good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on June 09, 2013, 12:20:57 PM
Chicken enchiladas with green salsa.

They were soooooo good....  yum
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on June 09, 2013, 09:17:27 PM
Pork ribs, fall off the bone good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 09, 2013, 09:20:45 PM
I made grilled cheese sandwiches using bacon fat for lunch.

Best. Sandwiches. Ever.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on June 10, 2013, 11:10:21 PM
Swedish meatballs rolled up in lefse and gravy.

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Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 11, 2013, 06:24:17 AM
Swedish meatballs rolled up in lefse and gravy.

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Swedish burrito!

:II:

I give that idea 3 Vikings.

 :thor: :thor: :thor:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 11, 2013, 06:51:26 AM
H^5 for JLO.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on June 11, 2013, 08:52:54 AM
I made shepherd's pie and peach cobbler last night.... my family looooooved me!  :shucks:



especially since there are lots of leftovers...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 11, 2013, 10:31:25 AM
I made shepherd's pie and peach cobbler last night.... my family looooooved me!  :shucks:

Made from real shepherds?

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especially since there are lots of leftovers...

Oh, they grow shepherds big in your neck of the woods, do they?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 11, 2013, 10:48:47 AM
In honor of the first 100 degree day of 2013, I am making:

Cold Chicken Salad Burritos
(Don't call it a "Wrap"!)

1 lb cooked chicken meat, chopped (I use leftover roasted chicken)
1 egg, hard boiled and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (whichever you prefer)
1/2 cup dill relish, drained
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped or shredded
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup English walnuts, chopped
1/2 tsp coarse Kosher or sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp paprika

1 cup lettuce, shredded
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
6-8 Flour tortillas

In glass or plastic mixing bowl, combine all ingredients EXCEPT lettuce, cheese, and tortillas.

Spoon 1/2 to 2/3 cup of the mixture onto tortilla. Add cheese and lettuce. Roll into burrito shape with one end folded (or pin with toothpick). Chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving.

Serve with cold vegetable of your choice (I like cucumbers and tomatoes with salt); salt and vinegar chips; iced tea, and cold beer or chilled white wine.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on June 11, 2013, 11:00:53 AM
Made from real shepherds?

Oh, they grow shepherds big in your neck of the woods, do they?
Do you know the difference between Shepherds pie and cottage pie?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on June 11, 2013, 11:13:44 AM
In honor of the first 100 degree day of 2013, I am making:

Cold Chicken Salad Burritos
(Don't call it a "Wrap"!)

1 lb cooked chicken meat, chopped (I use leftover roasted chicken)
1 egg, hard boiled and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (whichever you prefer)
1/2 cup dill relish, drained
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped or shredded
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup English walnuts, chopped
1/2 tsp coarse Kosher or sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp paprika

1 cup lettuce, shredded
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
6-8 Flour tortillas

In glass or plastic mixing bowl, combine all ingredients EXCEPT lettuce, cheese, and tortillas.

Spoon 1/2 to 2/3 cup of the mixture onto tortilla. Add cheese and lettuce. Roll into burrito shape with one end folded (or pin with toothpick). Chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving.

Serve with cold vegetable of your choice (I like cucumbers and tomatoes with salt); salt and vinegar chips; iced tea, and cold beer or chilled white wine.

That sounds good.  You could also make pin wheels with that recipe for a luncheon etc.   :)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on June 11, 2013, 11:25:18 AM
Do you know the difference between Shepherds pie and cottage pie?

I do! 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 11, 2013, 11:41:44 AM
That sounds good.  You could also make pin wheels with that recipe for a luncheon etc.   :)

No, I couldn't. Men don't make pinwheels or have luncheons.

 :hyper:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on June 11, 2013, 11:47:18 AM
No, I couldn't. Men don't make pinwheels or have luncheons.

 :hyper:

Okay....only men eat your food?   O-)

Maybe some of the women here would like this recipe to make pinwheels.  I am going to try it.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 11, 2013, 11:55:19 AM
Okay....only men eat your food?   O-)

Maybe some of the women here would like this recipe to make pinwheels.  I am going to try it.

No, Men and Women enjoy the eating; but my recipes are written for Men to prepare. (You Women are welcome to use them!)

My first try at a book was Men Gotta Eat, a tutorial cookbook for Men with no culinary experience.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 11, 2013, 09:50:43 PM
For supper, we had kebabs, rice, and Persian potato salad.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on June 12, 2013, 12:02:53 AM
No, Men and Women enjoy the eating; but my recipes are written for Men to prepare. (You Women are welcome to use them!)

My first try at a book was Men Gotta Eat, a tutorial cookbook for Men with no culinary experience.
That would have been a hit!! Especially for single men going out on their own. A cookbook that would provide good wholesome meals on a budget.
Most of the recipes that you have posted are easy enough to make, and contain common ingredients already found in the cupboard and fridge.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 12, 2013, 03:48:56 AM
That would have been a hit!! Especially for single men going out on their own.

Thanks, but I couldn't find a publisher who agreed with you. I refuse to use a vanity press, and join the ranks of gNads and Wee Willie Pitt.

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A cookbook that would provide good wholesome meals on a budget.
Most of the recipes that you have posted are easy enough to make, and contain common ingredients already found in the cupboard and fridge.

Common ingredients, uncommon results!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on June 12, 2013, 10:28:53 AM
Thanks, but I couldn't find a publisher who agreed with you. I refuse to use a vanity press, and join the ranks of gNads and Wee Willie Pitt.

Common ingredients, uncommon results!
Oh gosh, You are way smarter than either of those people listed above.
I enjoy your recipes, especially your chili of manliness :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on June 12, 2013, 11:36:45 PM
In honor of the first 100 degree day of 2013, I am making:

Cold Chicken Salad Burritos
(Don't call it a "Wrap"!)

1 lb cooked chicken meat, chopped (I use leftover roasted chicken)
1 egg, hard boiled and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (whichever you prefer)
1/2 cup dill relish, drained
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped or shredded
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup English walnuts, chopped
1/2 tsp coarse Kosher or sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp paprika

1 cup lettuce, shredded
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
6-8 Flour tortillas

In glass or plastic mixing bowl, combine all ingredients EXCEPT lettuce, cheese, and tortillas.

Spoon 1/2 to 2/3 cup of the mixture onto tortilla. Add cheese and lettuce. Roll into burrito shape with one end folded (or pin with toothpick). Chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving.

Serve with cold vegetable of your choice (I like cucumbers and tomatoes with salt); salt and vinegar chips; iced tea, and cold beer or chilled white wine.

Man, that sounds delish!  I'm gonna for sure try this - thanks for posting!   :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on June 12, 2013, 11:49:56 PM
We had sandwiches from Jimmy John's.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 13, 2013, 07:22:19 AM
We had sandwiches from Jimmy John's.

When  Jimmy John's opened locally, everyone was gaga over it. I ate their once. It was a good, overpriced sandwich. I never went back.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on June 13, 2013, 11:33:57 AM
When  Jimmy John's opened locally, everyone was gaga over it. I ate their once. It was a good, overpriced sandwich. I never went back.

Yeah, their overpriced, but I like them and they deliver.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on June 16, 2013, 12:47:40 AM
In honor of the first 100 degree day of 2013, I am making:

Cold Chicken Salad Burritos
(Don't call it a "Wrap"!)

1 lb cooked chicken meat, chopped (I use leftover roasted chicken)
1 egg, hard boiled and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (whichever you prefer)
1/2 cup dill relish, drained
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped or shredded
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup English walnuts, chopped
1/2 tsp coarse Kosher or sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp paprika

1 cup lettuce, shredded
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
6-8 Flour tortillas

In glass or plastic mixing bowl, combine all ingredients EXCEPT lettuce, cheese, and tortillas.

Spoon 1/2 to 2/3 cup of the mixture onto tortilla. Add cheese and lettuce. Roll into burrito shape with one end folded (or pin with toothpick). Chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving.

Serve with cold vegetable of your choice (I like cucumbers and tomatoes with salt); salt and vinegar chips; iced tea, and cold beer or chilled white wine.

I made this and we loved it - thanks  :cheersmate: 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 16, 2013, 08:27:37 AM
We had Fessenjoon for supper and it was delicious.

We will be having it for lunch today too.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 16, 2013, 10:00:31 AM
I made this and we loved it - thanks  :cheersmate: 

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 16, 2013, 10:32:47 AM
Pork ribs are on sale again, so I made some more pork ribs.  Easiest thing in the world to prepare... you just need a large pot and about a gallon of soda.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 16, 2013, 09:59:15 PM
Father's Day- I made a Big Man's Breakfast (eggs, fried potatoes, sausage, sourdough toast).

Dinner: Grilled ribeyes with sauteed mushrooms, Cheddar mashed potatoes, green beans cooked with tomatoes, onion, and garlic, corn bread, and Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut ice cream with coffee. Followed by an evening cigar and bourbon.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on June 16, 2013, 10:02:23 PM
Father's Day- I made a Big Man's Breakfast (eggs, fried potatoes, sausage, sourdough toast).

Dinner: Grilled ribeyes with sauteed mushrooms, Cheddar mashed potatoes, green beans cooked with tomatoes, onion, and garlic, corn bread, and Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut ice cream with coffee. Followed by an evening cigar and bourbon.
Blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon 2 ways for My Father's Day breakfast

Chicken tetrazzini  for dinner !
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on June 16, 2013, 11:33:02 PM
Father's Day- I made a Big Man's Breakfast (eggs, fried potatoes, sausage, sourdough toast).

Dinner: Grilled ribeyes with sauteed mushrooms, Cheddar mashed potatoes, green beans cooked with tomatoes, onion, and garlic, corn bread, and Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut ice cream with coffee. Followed by an evening cigar and bourbon.
You forgot something!! I don't believe it!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 16, 2013, 11:37:17 PM
You forgot something!! I don't believe it!!

I did a changeup- sausage instead of bacon. I originally intended to make biscuits and sausage gravy.

Sausage- bacon's next door neighbor  :hyper:

Gotta keep you all on your toes!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on June 16, 2013, 11:39:39 PM
I did a changeup- sausage instead of bacon. I originally intended to make biscuits and sausage gravy.

Sausage- bacon's next door neighbor  :hyper:

Gotta keep you all on your toes!
Well nothing escapes me, so you're gonna have to do better than that, buddy@!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 17, 2013, 05:46:34 AM
Father's Day- I made a Big Man's Breakfast (eggs, fried potatoes, sausage, sourdough toast).

Dinner: Grilled ribeyes with sauteed mushrooms, Cheddar mashed potatoes, green beans cooked with tomatoes, onion, and garlic, corn bread, and Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut ice cream with coffee. Followed by an evening cigar and bourbon.

No Bacon!  Sausage don't count.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on June 17, 2013, 01:00:42 PM
Obumazombie:  What are the two ways you had bacon?

CL:  What is Fessenjoon? 

Big Dog:  You must be stuffed!  That sounds like a hell of a feed.   :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on June 17, 2013, 01:02:48 PM
Obumazombie:  What are the two ways you had bacon?

CL:  What is Fessenjoon? 

Big Dog:  You must be stuffed!  That sounds like a hell of a feed.   :drool:
peppered bacon, and un peppered !
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 17, 2013, 01:10:24 PM
Big Dog:  You must be stuffed!  That sounds like a hell of a feed.   :drool:

Both meals were very satisfying, but I kept the portions small (except for bourbon and cigar).

I have leftovers today!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 17, 2013, 08:00:42 PM
Obumazombie:  What are the two ways you had bacon?

CL:  What is Fessenjoon? 

Fessenjoon is chicken cooked in a walnut-pomegranate sauce served over saffron rice. It's like a sweet and sour stew.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on June 17, 2013, 08:48:36 PM
I made a delicious crocpot cassroles
 chichicken thighs with brown sugar bbq sauce, bocs, cauli floets with carrots with freshly chopped onions., then served over rice
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 17, 2013, 08:51:20 PM
I love chicken thighs.  They're cheap and tasty.

spareribs and sweet potatoes again.  I'm going to need something new for Wednesday.  I'm almost out of ribs, but I have a bunch of sauce left over from them and a pork loin.

What are bocs and floets? :???:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on June 17, 2013, 09:39:40 PM
I love chicken thighs.  They're cheap and tasty.

spareribs and sweet potatoes again.  I'm going to need something new for Wednesday.  I'm almost out of ribs, but I have a bunch of sauce left over from them and a pork loin.

What are bocs and floets? :???:

broccoli and cauliflower florets.. sorry :thatsright:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: freedumb2003b on June 18, 2013, 11:10:57 PM
I love chicken thighs.  They're cheap and tasty.

spareribs and sweet potatoes again.  I'm going to need something new for Wednesday.  I'm almost out of ribs, but I have a bunch of sauce left over from them and a pork loin.

What are bocs and floets? :???:

I am here in Canada and have been told that "bocs and floets" is the worst Quebecois insult you can hurl.  It has been the cause of 3 wars but nobody knew because they were, you know, in Canada.

Better to use the English "rutabagas and dildos."

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 18, 2013, 11:45:47 PM
I got a free loaf of bread with my dinner.  I love it when they cater stuff at work.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 19, 2013, 08:07:58 PM
Trying a slightly different marinade for pork loin tonight.  Instead of the usual soy sauce-ginger-sugar concoction, I'm trying soy sauce, sesame oil, oregano, and lemon juice.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on June 29, 2013, 05:08:05 PM
Pizza, wings, bread sticks, Pepsi. delivery. Should arrive in 45 minutes.

If you were here, I would have really good beer, whatever you want...my treat.

Plug in a movie and the evening is set.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 29, 2013, 05:41:11 PM
This is the meal that My SIL, who my wife and I sponsored, prepared this evening.

It is Chicken and Beef seasoned in some kind of pepper served with thin tomato paste and paste. We jokingly call it Persian Spaghetti.

The bowl in the top center is a thick barley soup with ground mint. It is delicious. I eat like this almost all of the time.

Persians eat their salad last. It makes sense to follow up with roughage at the end. :-)

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c226/bfam1/Dinner_2013-06-29_zps6bcf5b75.jpg) (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/bfam1/media/Dinner_2013-06-29_zps6bcf5b75.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 29, 2013, 09:56:03 PM
This is the meal that My SIL, who my wife and I sponsored, prepared this evening.

It is Chicken and Beef seasoned in some kind of pepper served with thin tomato paste and paste. We jokingly call it Persian Spaghetti.

The bowl in the top center is a thick barley soup with ground mint. It is delicious. I eat like this almost all of the time.

Persians eat their salad last. It makes sense to follow up with roughage at the end. :-)

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c226/bfam1/Dinner_2013-06-29_zps6bcf5b75.jpg) (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/bfam1/media/Dinner_2013-06-29_zps6bcf5b75.jpg.html)

I want to come to your house for dinner!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 29, 2013, 10:44:32 PM
Tomorrow, I am going to make grilled chipotle ribs (dusted with chipotle chile powder and cumin), sliced fresh tomatoes, and guacamole.

For dessert: Raspberry Shortcake, Cowboy Style.

Ingredients:
2 lb (4 cups) fresh raspberries, rinsed
1 cup plus 2 tbsp "Sugar in the Raw" or other unprocessed sugar (may substitute half granulated sugar and half brown sugar, combined)
1/4 cup brandy
4 1/2 cups Bisquik or Jiffy biscuit mix
2 Eggs
1 1/3 cup Milk
1 cup heavy cream, whipped

Prepare Cowboy Biscuits:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Mix biscuit mix, milk, and eggs. Dough should be slightly lumpy.
3. Pat out into 12 biscuits.
4. Place onto greased cookie sheet, with 2 inches between each biscuit.
5. Bake 8-10 minutes, until tops of biscuits are golden brown.
6. Cool for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare Raspberry Topping:
1. In blender or food processor, combine half of raspberries, 1 cup sugar, and brandy.
2. Mix/process at low speed until sugar and brandy are combined, and berries are chopped. Do not over-process.
3. Pour into bowl.
4. Add remainder of raspberries. Stir together.
5. Chill in refrigerator.

Prepare Shortcakes:
1. Cut cooled biscuit in half, horizontally.
2. Spoon raspberry topping onto biscuit.
3. Spoon whipped cream onto raspberries.
4. Sprinkle sugar over whipped cream.

Serve with coffee. Follow with cigars and bourbon.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 30, 2013, 07:30:54 AM
Tomorrow, I am going to make grilled chipotle ribs (dusted with chipotle chile powder and cumin), sliced fresh tomatoes, and guacamole.

For dessert: Raspberry Shortcake, Cowboy Style.

Ingredients:
2 lb (4 cups) fresh raspberries, rinsed
1 cup plus 2 tbsp "Sugar in the Raw" or other unprocessed sugar (may substitute half granulated sugar and half brown sugar, combined)
1/4 cup brandy
4 1/2 cups Bisquik or Jiffy biscuit mix
2 Eggs
1 1/3 cup Milk
1 cup heavy cream, whipped

Prepare Cowboy Biscuits:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Mix biscuit mix, milk, and eggs. Dough should be slightly lumpy.
3. Pat out into 12 biscuits.
4. Place onto greased cookie sheet, with 2 inches between each biscuit.
5. Bake 8-10 minutes, until tops of biscuits are golden brown.
6. Cool for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare Raspberry Topping:
1. In blender or food processor, combine half of raspberries, 1 cup sugar, and brandy.
2. Mix/process at low speed until sugar and brandy are combined, and berries are chopped. Do not over-process.
3. Pour into bowl.
4. Add remainder of raspberries. Stir together.
5. Chill in refrigerator.

Prepare Shortcakes:
1. Cut cooled biscuit in half, horizontally.
2. Spoon raspberry topping onto biscuit.
3. Spoon whipped cream onto raspberries.
4. Sprinkle sugar over whipped cream.

Serve with coffee. Follow with cigars and bourbon.

Where's the BACON?! :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on June 30, 2013, 07:42:23 AM
I want to come to your house for dinner!

The pasta dish was just something that she whipped up. Most Persian dishes are served over fluffy rice. She substitutes pasta for the rice. The ground beef and chicken in it were seasoned in some Persian way as well. Like I said, I eat like this several times per week.

Persians are like Italians when it comes to food. If you have not eaten 5 times beyond being completely stuffed, then you obviously didn't like the food. Due to my diabetes, my wife's family has had to learn to get over that. When we were visiting some of my wife's old country friends (who now live in Canada) our host was constantly pushing delicious food at me well after being stuffed. When I politely refused more, I was asked if I didn't like it. This happened several times. Finally his son chimed in and said, "Dad, he loves it but he's diabetic and his health insurance is no good here." :-) He then finally got the idea.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on June 30, 2013, 07:48:08 PM
Walmart Philly Cheesteak pizza.  Take and bake.

Actually pretty darned good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 30, 2013, 08:14:41 PM
Where's the BACON?! :-)

I had it for breakfast! 

 :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on June 30, 2013, 10:18:28 PM
I'm glad you enjoyed it!


I enjoyed it so much I even made it again already - and added a little chopped apple, which was good.  I will take this as a salad to the doings on the 4th.

Thanks again for this great recipe.  The dried cranberries and walnuts are a nice flavor in a salad I'm not used to.   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on July 02, 2013, 10:40:24 AM
Big Dog... the raspberry shortcake sounds delicious! We like raspberries but I never think to make shortcake with them. I mix them with blueberries and blackberries for cobbler.

During the summer, I "do" strawberries some way, at least once a week. Lately I've just been cutting them up into quarters, putting about 1/2 c of powdered sugar on them and about 1-2 tsp of balsamic vinegar. Sounds weird, but I had brought back some strawberry balsamic preserves for Italy years ago and it was wonderful. So I thought why not just sprinkle the balsamic on the fresh strawberries, if awful I won't do it again. The family went nuts over them. Last night I scooped them onto lemon cake slices (I had bought the lemon creme cake loaves at Sam's), and topped it with "squirt" extra creamy whipped cream. Great combination!  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on July 02, 2013, 07:31:38 PM
Big Dog... the raspberry shortcake sounds delicious!

Tasted so nice, I had it twice. Midnight snack was every bit as good!

Quote
During the summer, I "do" strawberries some way, at least once a week. Lately I've just been cutting them up into quarters, putting about 1/2 c of powdered sugar on them and about 1-2 tsp of balsamic vinegar. Sounds weird, but I had brought back some strawberry balsamic preserves for Italy years ago and it was wonderful. So I thought why not just sprinkle the balsamic on the fresh strawberries, if awful I won't do it again. The family went nuts over them. Last night I scooped them onto lemon cake slices (I had bought the lemon creme cake loaves at Sam's), and topped it with "squirt" extra creamy whipped cream. Great combination!  :drool:

That sounds good!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 04, 2013, 05:52:03 PM
Dr. Pepper spareribs and sweet potatoes. :yum:

I was braising the ribs with Coke but tried Dr. P instead this time.  So much tastier.  Also, I waited until after they were cooked before cutting them into 2-3 rib servings.  I think that helped during braising.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on July 04, 2013, 06:39:14 PM
I had sweet and sour steak kabobs. with potatoes and onions on side. Mudslides courtesy of Kahlua :drool: tasted great!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on July 04, 2013, 11:18:39 PM
seasoned pork chops on the grill and a garden salad with half the stuff picked in my garden with blu cheese crumbles and dressing. Still on my low carb diet..  down 30lbs!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 30, 2013, 09:42:32 PM
Wooo!!

Some mystery boudin... spicy pork sausage.  Good lord, that was some good stuff.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on July 30, 2013, 09:43:28 PM
Thai cashew chicken...mildly spicy.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on July 30, 2013, 09:44:05 PM
this boudin would be great on a po' boy.

woo, it's so tasty I can't even find the caps lock key.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 02, 2013, 04:41:10 PM
We had Korean food catered at work today.  I'm taking home about five pounds of bulgogi.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on August 03, 2013, 03:08:27 PM
BLT burritos, and redskin potato salad...with bacon.

For dessert: German chocolate fudge brownies with vanilla bean ice cream and hot fudge sauce, and coffee.

Late evening indulgence: Cigar and Hornsby's hard cider.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on August 03, 2013, 03:22:40 PM
We had Korean food catered at work today.  I'm taking home about five pounds of bulgogi.

That sounds like a medical condition.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on August 03, 2013, 08:13:08 PM
BLT burritos, and redskin potato salad...with bacon.

For dessert: German chocolate fudge brownies with vanilla bean ice cream and hot fudge sauce, and coffee.

Late evening indulgence: Cigar and Hornsby's hard cider.


I love Hornsby's.  Ok, I love cider.  :whatever:

German Pot Roast in the crockpot- flavor is similar to Rouladen without the work.  Spatzle, and Red Cabbage as sides.  BF's Red Ale to drink. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on August 06, 2013, 07:02:34 PM
Sunday night:

Cowcamp "Min-yone" Steaks (Bacon-wrapped salted ribeyes, grilled over coals)
Skin-on mashed potatoes
Bacon gravy
Steamed fresh green beans with butter
"Decadent Fudge Brownie" ice cream and leftover German chocolate brownies
Coffee

Bacon gravy:
4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
1/3 cup flour
3 cups milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black papper

1. In cast iron skillet, fry bacon until crisp over medium heat. Remove bacon, leaving the grease.
2. Sprinkle flour into skillet.
3. Stir until flour is browned.
4. Add milk and pepper.
5. Stir regularly, scraping the pan, until the milk mixture begins to bubble.
6. Reduce heat to "low". Add bacon and salt.
7. Simmer until thickened, stirring constantly.
8. Serve over potatoes and steak.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on August 06, 2013, 07:12:44 PM
Tonight:

Big Dog's Sukiyaki

1 lb round steak, sliced
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb fresh green beans
1 onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup Soy sauce
2 tbsp oil

Steamed white rice

1. Preheat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil.
2. Stir fry the beef until browned, about 3 minutes. Do not overcook.
3. Add mushrooms, green beans, onion, and red bell pepper. Stir fry for 3 minutes.
4. Add soy sauce. Continue to stir fry until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Serve over rice.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on August 06, 2013, 08:03:35 PM
Tonight:

Big Dog's Sukiyaki

1 lb round steak, sliced
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb fresh green beans
1 onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup Soy sauce
2 tbsp oil

Steamed white rice

1. Preheat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil.
2. Stir fry the beef until browned, about 3 minutes. Do not overcook.
3. Add mushrooms, green beans, onion, and red bell pepper. Stir fry for 3 minutes.
4. Add soy sauce. Continue to stir fry until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Serve over rice.

Should I add this to the Big Dog's Cookbook??
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on August 06, 2013, 08:14:42 PM
Grilled chicken kebabs served over saffron rice.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on August 06, 2013, 08:25:22 PM
Corned beef and cabbage
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 06, 2013, 08:29:34 PM
Mon-Friday menu... meat and starch.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on August 06, 2013, 08:52:10 PM
Mon-Friday menu... meat and starch.
That sounds exciting!! mine wasn't either,
Bests Roast beef, muenster cheese. deli mustard on a bulky roll, fritos, haven't thought of a sweet yet..
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 06, 2013, 08:56:23 PM
That sounds exciting!! mine wasn't either,
Bests Roast beef, muenster cheese. deli mustard on a bulky roll, fritos, haven't thought of a sweet yet..
I'm not going to say I get into a rut but if I buy something, I'm going to finish it.  I spend most of the week eating the same thing every day.

I don't mind.  It saves me money.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on August 06, 2013, 09:28:44 PM
I'm not going to say I get into a rut but if I buy something, I'm going to finish it.  I spend most of the week eating the same thing every day.

I don't mind.  It saves me money.

Same here, but tonight it was an 8.00 pizza from Papa Murphys.  I was lazy.  Got home late. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on August 06, 2013, 09:30:51 PM
I know what I need!!! A man that can cook!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 06, 2013, 09:33:03 PM
Same here, but tonight it was an 8.00 pizza from Papa Murphys.  I was lazy.  Got home late. 
Yeah, that drive to Kentucky today felt a lot longer than it actually was.  I got home about an hour ago and started cooking right away. :p

Chicken and sweet potato.  Good stuff.  I've been using Shake 'n Bake, but I only put it on one side of a chicken thigh... I cook them skin-down so I get crispy skin and salty, crunchy breadcrumbs at the same time.  My cheap-ass box of breadcrumbs lasts twice as long.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 06, 2013, 09:35:08 PM
I know what I need!!! A man that can cook!!
Yo quiero Shake 'n Bake? :rofl:

I can cook, I just choose not to.  Slapping something easy and simple in the oven is the closest I get to "microwaving".
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on August 06, 2013, 09:55:41 PM
Yo quiero Shake 'n Bake? :rofl:

I can cook, I just choose not to.  Slapping something easy and simple in the oven is the closest I get to "microwaving".
I like cooking too...it's no fun cooking for oneself...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on August 07, 2013, 09:35:50 AM
Yeah, that drive to Kentucky today felt a lot longer than it actually was.  I got home about an hour ago and started cooking right away. :p

Chicken and sweet potato.  Good stuff.  I've been using Shake 'n Bake, but I only put it on one side of a chicken thigh... I cook them skin-down so I get crispy skin and salty, crunchy breadcrumbs at the same time.  My cheap-ass box of breadcrumbs lasts twice as long.

You rock!  Grilling a ton of chicken breasts tonight to eat, and freeze the rest, for other lazy days.  That, and the 30 lbs of Hatch Chilies I just acquired.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 07, 2013, 11:17:54 AM
Monday I took a recipe that someone - I think a CC member - had posted on FB, and changed it up some, cause I couldn't find the original post. I had 3 reports to do, but wanted something easy that would be almost done come dinnertime without me having to do much more work..

I had a pack of boneless pork chops from Sam's. After I started everything, realized they were thicker than I thought - 1" and there were 8 of them... we're eating leftovers all week.  :-)

Layered them in my round crockpot (rather than oval). Each layer - sprinkled with black pepper and garlilc powder, very thin slices of sweet onions, sliced mushrooms (canned cause that's what I always have on hand).
I had 3 layers.

In saucepan combined 2 packets of Hidden Farms original ranch dressing, 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup, 1.5 cans of milk, about 1 tbls of parsley. Got it all blended well and poured over the chops. I doubled everything cause the original was for 4 chops.

Cooked on high for about 6 hours.

Served with buttered noodles, steamed broccoli with lemon butter sauce and Sister Schubert rolls.

The flavor was wonderful, and the chops could be cut with a fork! However, next time I won't use as much milk, even though it was supposed to be even amounts. Sauce was thinner than I would have liked. I would probably use less than a full soup can of milk...maybe about 1/2. The chops had very little fat on them, but the juice from them would thin the soup enough without so much milk. Could have thickend the sauce, but didn't want to mess with it as it was almost 8pm and the crew was starving...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 12, 2013, 08:49:38 PM
Damn.  I was all set to enjoy some chicken soup with fresh roasted chicken, and I'm out of chicken soup.

Looks like it's the same old roast chicken and sweet potato.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on August 27, 2013, 12:17:07 AM
Went to the local Mexican restaurant for dinner.

The chicken flautus and refried beans were excellent.  This place is really good... I need to go more often.  They put a queso blanco sauce on the beans to keep them from drying out.  Tasty stuff.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 28, 2013, 04:19:03 PM
Just made cobbler this afternoon... blackberry, blueberry & raspberry, slightly tart. Whipped cream or ice cream to go on top.

Kid is working, M's been running all over the countryside this today, I'm kind of pulling a semi- all nighter on reports.

Everyone's on their own for din-din... I made the dessert.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on August 29, 2013, 01:37:28 PM
Just made cobbler this afternoon... blackberry, blueberry & raspberry, slightly tart. Whipped cream or ice cream to go on top.

Kid is working, M's been running all over the countryside this today, I'm kind of pulling a semi- all nighter on reports.

Everyone's on their own for din-din... I made the dessert.  :-)

Maybe din-din is the dessert.  :-)

(It sounds wonderful. Love me some cobbler -- any ol' fruit will do.)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on August 29, 2013, 01:54:37 PM
What do you feel like ?
I feel like...

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GdiNk3-IPE[/youtube]

Do the chicken dance !
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 29, 2013, 05:32:18 PM
Maybe din-din is the dessert.  :-)

(It sounds wonderful. Love me some cobbler -- any ol' fruit will do.)

Din-din was the cobbler! Warmed up with whipped cream.  :drool:

I have the absolute easiest (and best) recipe for cobbler. I buy those big bags of frozen mixed berries at Sam's. Shake out a bowl full ('bout 4c), sprinkle with  about 1.5c sugar, couple tablespoons of corn starch, and some lemon juice - about 1 tablespoon,  and let it sit on the counter to thaw. [ if using peaches, no lemon juice, 3 Tbls of cinnamon, 1 tsp of clove - suit to your taste]

Melt butter in a baking dish (after fruit is thawed), 1.5 sticks of butter (this is for a lasagne pan size).

In bowl mix 2c sugar, 1 1/3c flour, 2 tsp baking POWDER, 1/4 tsp salt, 1.5c milk. (for a berry one, I add about 2 tsp lemon juice). Whisk it all together, and carefully pour in the middle of the butter. DO NOT STIR. Carefully spoon the fruit into the middle - again - DON'T STIR.

Bake at 350 until browned on top...this will be at least 45-60 minutes.

I have always used fresh peaches, but I think I'm going to try frozen ones. I hate peeling anything, and peeling a a dozen or so peaches - :banghead: 

Using the frozen berries, not counting the time they sat on the counter which was probably about 20-30 minutes, while I went back to work... took all of maybe 10 minutes to get together.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on August 30, 2013, 06:27:44 AM
Just made cobbler this afternoon... blackberry, blueberry & raspberry, slightly tart. Whipped cream or ice cream to go on top.

Kid is working, M's been running all over the countryside this today, I'm kind of pulling a semi- all nighter on reports.

Everyone's on their own for din-din... I made the dessert.  :-)

It's the time of year for fresh berry desserts!

Tonight's dinner: KC Strip steaks on the grill, steamed broccoli with white Cheddar cheese sauce, and Big Dog's Berry Boat.

Big Dog's Berry Boat

Ingredients:
One pound cake, whole, refrigerated for 24 hours
1 lb fresh strawberries, chopped
1 lb fresh raspberries, crushed
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup raw sugar
2 cups whipped cream

1. Using a spoon, scoop out the top half of the pound cake, leaving a rim around the cake to create a "boat" shape. (Save the removed cake with leftover berries and cream for a midnight snack)

2. Mix chopped strawberries, crushed raspberrries, lemon juice, and sugar. Let stand 10 minutes, stir again.

3. Fill the "boat" with berry mixture. Top generously with whipped cream.

4. Serve with remaining whipped cream available to top individual servings.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on August 30, 2013, 10:23:15 AM
Sounds like a hell of a dinner.  What time should I be there?

Obumazombie, I'd forgotten all about that "Chicken Tonight" stuff.  As I recall, it was vile.    :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on August 30, 2013, 09:55:14 PM
Sounds like a hell of a dinner.  What time should I be there?

I'd break out a good bottle of red wine, and make coffee with dessert, if you came over for dinner.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on August 30, 2013, 11:01:15 PM
I had a great dinner last night in Evil Conservative's neighborhood last night. I took a co worker there for his birthday.

I had fish and chips, it was great. Lightly breaded bass. My co worker had a huge Gyro. We also split an order of wings.

EC had talked about how great the place was, and she was correct.

http://www.rounderslv.com/menu/
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 31, 2013, 09:18:49 AM
I had a great dinner last night in Evil Conservative's neighborhood last night. I took a co worker there for his birthday.

I had fish and chips, it was great. Lightly breaded bass. My co worker had a huge Gyro. We also split an order of wings.

EC had talked about how great the place was, and she was correct.

http://www.rounderslv.com/menu/


OH.MY. GOSH.

That menu looks awesome and I only read the first page on the website!!!  :drool:

Prices seem extremely reasonable... very small portions?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on August 31, 2013, 09:48:27 AM

OH.MY. GOSH.

That menu looks awesome and I only read the first page on the website!!!  :drool:

Prices seem extremely reasonable... very small portions?

Left with a take home box. Too much to eat.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on August 31, 2013, 09:52:04 AM
Left with a take home box. Too much to eat.

Wonder if they would deliver to ETn?  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on August 31, 2013, 02:31:46 PM
Going to my favorite watering hole tonight for their Hawaiian night. I'll ger my regular pizza and not the pineapple, etc. pizza.

Then a Jimmy Buffet sounding band!

 :drool:  :yahoo:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on August 31, 2013, 03:44:45 PM
Going to my favorite watering hole tonight for their Hawaiian night. I'll ger my regular pizza and not the pineapple, etc. pizza.

Then a Jimmy Buffet sounding band!

 :drool:  :yahoo:

Sounds fun.

Pizza sounds good.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on August 31, 2013, 04:07:03 PM
I plan to have a GFT!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on August 31, 2013, 08:25:52 PM
I plan to have a GFT!

 :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CG6468 on September 01, 2013, 10:10:01 AM
:cheersmate:

There was great free food, free beer, a good crowd, it didn't rain, and the band was superb!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 02, 2013, 03:46:05 PM
Pork tenderloin with hot pepper peach sauce, buttered noodles, steamed broccoli with lemon butter and lemon pepper, Caesar salad, and Sister Schubert rolls...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 02, 2013, 05:13:50 PM
Hey Hey Hey!  Out running errands and stuff today..biersmythe and I get a ring from the neighbor to drop by her house on the way home.  Got two plates of chicken, jambalaya, corn, GREENS and a roll. 

Oh yeah.   :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on September 04, 2013, 03:56:56 PM
That menu at Rounders looks SO GOOD.  I'd want to go like every night. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on September 05, 2013, 06:31:59 AM
That menu at Rounders looks SO GOOD.  I'd want to go like every night. 

I want to go back soon.

Wednesday night I made chicken tacos for dinner, they were tasty!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 05, 2013, 10:30:48 AM
M hurt his back yesterday afternoon, and I'm super stressed trying to do reports with the new MLS system we have (the old one went away on Tuesday morning and the new one went into effect the next minute or so...will all the problems and no back up!!!  :censored: )

We were in need of comfort and the Hershey Almond bars that I have been devouring weren't cutting it.. so I made brownies last night.

M says he can tell my stress level by my chocolate intake.... the brownies are a pretty good indicator....


Chocolate brownies with Hershey syrup, semi sweet chocolate chips, chunked pecans. Put half the batter in the pan, drizzled caramel ice cream topping over the batter ( normally make my own, but this was in the refrigerator), dumped the rest of the batter on top.

When they came out, I put Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips over the top. Let them melt, then spread them out.
Then covered the whole top with a can of Duncan Hines Creamy Milk Chocolate Frosting that was in the cupboard.

I slept sooooo well last night.  :yahoo:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 05, 2013, 11:40:45 AM
M hurt his back yesterday afternoon, and I'm super stressed trying to do reports with the new MLS system we have (the old one went away on Tuesday morning and the new one went into effect the next minute or so...will all the problems and no back up!!!  :censored: )

We were in need of comfort and the Hershey Almond bars that I have been devouring weren't cutting it.. so I made brownies last night.

M says he can tell my stress level by my chocolate intake.... the brownies are a pretty good indicator....


Chocolate brownies with Hershey syrup, semi sweet chocolate chips, chunked pecans. Put half the batter in the pan, drizzled caramel ice cream topping over the batter ( normally make my own, but this was in the refrigerator), dumped the rest of the batter on top.

When they came out, I put Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips over the top. Let them melt, then spread them out.
Then covered the whole top with a can of Duncan Hines Creamy Milk Chocolate Frosting that was in the cupboard.

I slept sooooo well last night.  :yahoo:

Jeezus. No wonder you slept well. You were in a sugar-induced coma.   :coffee:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 05, 2013, 02:11:11 PM
Jeezus. No wonder you slept well. You were in a sugar-induced coma.   :coffee:

Whatever works!!

This new mls system is killin' us. I know it will be great when all the kinks are out, but in the meantime, it royally sucks.

We had a month to look at it, but it was not really working because so much info was not transferred until Labor Day. It went into effect on Tuesday morning, at the same time the old one went kaput.

It still isn't  working properly. Got an email this morning that it will be next Tuesday before one feature will work. Not a real big issue for my needs, but still it's just one more issue.

 :censored:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 05, 2013, 02:31:36 PM
This new mls system is killin' us. I know it will be great when all the kinks are out
That's when they will decide to update it again. :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 05, 2013, 02:49:34 PM
Whatever works!!

This new mls system is killin' us. I know it will be great when all the kinks are out, but in the meantime, it royally sucks.

We had a month to look at it, but it was not really working because so much info was not transferred until Labor Day. It went into effect on Tuesday morning, at the same time the old one went kaput.

It still isn't  working properly. Got an email this morning that it will be next Tuesday before one feature will work. Not a real big issue for my needs, but still it's just one more issue.

 :censored:

You still working that call center? If so, no wonder you were in a coma....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 05, 2013, 03:05:09 PM
You still working that call center? If so, no wonder you were in a coma....

No I quit there back in April. Only doing real estate.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 05, 2013, 07:46:49 PM
No I quit there back in April. Only doing real estate.

Good for you.

Are you licensed to broker in MO?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 05, 2013, 09:20:55 PM
Good for you.

Are you licensed to broker in MO?

no, only TN. did you get my pm?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 06, 2013, 08:19:24 AM
no, only TN. did you get my pm?

Yes -- thanks for the update!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 12, 2013, 09:48:30 PM
Tonight:

Beef fajitas
Leftover Frijoles negros
Chocolate covered butter cookies from Aldi
Ice cold milk
Thick, black coffee

Frijoles negros
(Black bean stew)

Ingredients:
1 lb dry black beans
1- 48 oz carton or 49 oz can chicken broth
1 ham hock
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 lb carrots, diced
1 lb celery, diced (including the greens)
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1 tsp cumin
2 bay leaves

1. Clean beans and soak overnight in salt water (1 tsp per gal)
2. Rinse beans.
3. Combine all ingredients in large crock pot.
4. Cook on low setting for 8 hours.
5. Remove bay leaves and ham bone.
6. Shred meat from ham bone.
7. Mash beans lightly, then add ham back to pot.

Serve with tortillas or corn bread.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on September 13, 2013, 02:29:57 PM
Oh that sounds good.  I love black bean soup and stew.  You know what's a nice touch to that?  Just a little squirt of lemon (or lime) juice.  Brightens the flavor. 

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 13, 2013, 07:26:08 PM
Oh that sounds good.  I love black bean soup and stew.  You know what's a nice touch to that?  Just a little squirt of lemon (or lime) juice.  Brightens the flavor. 

Great idea! I'll try it next time.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 13, 2013, 08:28:36 PM
BD, do you actually measure all that stuff? Or just eyeball it?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 13, 2013, 09:37:24 PM
BD, do you actually measure all that stuff? Or just eyeball it?

Eyeball. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less.

I write approximations in the recipes. You can adjust herbs and spices up or down to suit your taste. I like cilantro and cumin, so I put in more.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lacarnut on September 15, 2013, 03:31:22 AM
On the menu for Sunday's lunch is sauteed salmon tails cooked in butter. Prefer the thinner pieces cause they cook faster and more evenly. To add a little kick adding Louisiana remoulade dressing to top it off. Plus, crawfish etouffee with angel hair pasta using Louisiana crawfish. Those Chinese crawfish are nasty. For veggie is broccoli florettes. SIL may cook more veggies.   
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on September 15, 2013, 04:09:34 AM
Saturday afternoon after work I stopped at a locally owned restaurant and had their Saturday special. A 12 oz black angus boneless rib eye steak with two sides and a soda for $12.99. It was darn good. I was worn out after work, a very busy day.

Sunday morning it's back to work at 8 AM, I should be sleeping now but sometimes the physical issues complicate things.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on September 25, 2013, 11:53:43 AM
I think I'm into my "winter nesting" phase a little early this year.

Made pork chops with homemade stuffing Monday night which made the family quite happy.

Now I'm wanting chicken and homemade noodles.  :drool:

Found an new apple cake recipe on Paula Deen's site that I'm going to try too.

I LOVE Fall!!!!  :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on September 25, 2013, 04:20:02 PM
After Vesta's posts today:



(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5500/tpbc2s65/products/650/images/683/sauza_silver750_new__87165__36967.1358534100.1280.1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on September 25, 2013, 04:47:23 PM
After Vesta's posts today:



(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5500/tpbc2s65/products/650/images/683/sauza_silver750_new__87165__36967.1358534100.1280.1280.jpg)

The whole bottle, right?

Screw the lime -- there's only one way to get past the vesta-infested mess. 8-oz. water glasses full.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 25, 2013, 08:01:59 PM
Hotdogs.  Vodka tonic. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 25, 2013, 08:10:09 PM
Having some fun with the Cooking and Baking DUmmies, with my new DUmpster thread DUmpmonkey Inspired Recipes (http://www.conservativecave.com/index.php/topic,91075.msg1135172.html#msg1135172).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on September 25, 2013, 09:09:32 PM
I think I'm into my "winter nesting" phase a little early this year.

Made pork chops with homemade stuffing Monday night which made the family quite happy.

Now I'm wanting chicken and homemade noodles.  :drool:

Found an new apple cake recipe on Paula Deen's site that I'm going to try too.

I LOVE Fall!!!!  :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Sounds great.  Our weather has cooled off, daytime highs still in the high 80's and low 90's, that is our Fall. Night time is nice and cool, actually feels cold. A/C does not run very often as the humidity is only 16%

I have been going out to eat often, have had some great prime rib and a couple great steaks. Today I took a vacation day from work, but it's so windy outside there is an air advisory outside for allergies. I have some congestion going on and thought it was best just to stay home inside. I think I will have a can of soup for dinner! The wind gusts are up to 45 MPH.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on September 26, 2013, 09:36:11 AM
Hotdogs.  Vodka tonic. 


Have you ever SEEN what that looks like when it comes up?


 :panic:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 26, 2013, 10:41:11 AM

Have you ever SEEN what that looks like when it comes up?


 :panic:

It settled pretty well.   :wink:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 27, 2013, 10:07:31 PM
Friday night:

Shrimp, Bacon, and Mushroom Alfredo on Linguine
Steamed green beans, tossed with olive oil and Parmesan cheese
Garlic bread
Zinfandel wine, which I have been calling "Infidel" all evening


Shrimp, Bacon, and Mushroom Alfredo on Linguine

1 lb bacon, cut into 1" x 1" pieces
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 jars Bertolli Classic Alfredo sauce
8 oz. Barilla linguine


1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat
2. Add bacon, cook until crisp
3. Add mushrooms, cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently
4. Add shrimp, stir together. Cover and cook for 3 minutes
5. Drain all juice from the bacon/mushroom/shrimp, using a colander if necessary
6. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add Alfredo sauce
7. Bring to boil, simmer for 5-7 minutes
8. Serve over linguine- I am not going to tell you how to boil noodles, for God's sake  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 27, 2013, 10:20:09 PM
Went to the range tonight, so no time for cooking.  I had a hot dog, and a beer this time.  (after I got back from the range, of course)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 27, 2013, 10:20:39 PM
8 oz. Barilla linguine
I see what you did there. (http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/smileys/emot-ninja-1.gif) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/kayaktn/media/smileys/emot-ninja-1.gif.html)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 27, 2013, 10:22:35 PM
Went to the range tonight, so no time for cooking.  I had a hot dog, and a beer this time.  (after I got back from the range, of course)
Sounds like a party.

I haven't been shooting since 2007.  I kind of miss it. :(
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 27, 2013, 10:31:19 PM
Sounds like a party.

I haven't been shooting since 2007.  I kind of miss it. :(

Well, we will go next time you want to do a road trip out this way.  BTW, did you see the infidel up there?   :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 27, 2013, 10:32:44 PM
I see an African American Basset Hound. :???:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 27, 2013, 10:37:45 PM
I see what you did there. (http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/kayaktn/smileys/emot-ninja-1.gif) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/kayaktn/media/smileys/emot-ninja-1.gif.html)

Good eyes, Ninja Chris!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 27, 2013, 10:39:58 PM
I see an African American Basset Hound. :???:

His Zinfandel infidel....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on September 28, 2013, 02:56:42 AM
I also had pasta. Added a can of chunky tomato bisque soap (ready to eat) and a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup. A little salt and pepper. It was quick, easy and very good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on September 28, 2013, 11:55:01 AM
That looks a delicious recipe, Big Dog. Will have to try that out!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JohnnyReb on September 28, 2013, 04:24:34 PM
The wife is making her potato soup and cornbread special tonight.....it's full of onions, bacon and spices and oh so good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 28, 2013, 06:51:00 PM
Simple Saturday chow:

Beef ribs, potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions in the crock pot
Corn bread
Iced tea
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on September 29, 2013, 05:19:13 AM
I had a BBQ pork sandwich at the park with Evil_Conservative and her family.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on September 29, 2013, 08:12:02 AM
Friday night:

Shrimp, Bacon, and Mushroom Alfredo on Linguine
Steamed green beans, tossed with olive oil and Parmesan cheese
Garlic bread
Zinfandel wine, which I have been calling "Infidel" all evening


Shrimp, Bacon, and Mushroom Alfredo on Linguine

1 lb bacon, cut into 1" x 1" pieces
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 jars Bertolli Classic Alfredo sauce
8 oz. Barilla linguine


1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat
2. Add bacon, cook until crisp
3. Add mushrooms, cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently
4. Add shrimp, stir together. Cover and cook for 3 minutes
5. Drain all juice from the bacon/mushroom/shrimp, using a colander if necessary
6. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add Alfredo sauce
7. Bring to boil, simmer for 5-7 minutes
8. Serve over linguine- I am not going to tell you how to boil noodles, for God's sake  :-)

Going light on the bacon these days, are you? :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 29, 2013, 08:38:47 AM
Going light on the bacon these days, are you? :-)

It's part of a balanced diet- everything else is balanced on top of the bacon!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 29, 2013, 01:18:34 PM
Tonight will be:

Pot roast with carrots, onions, and mushrooms
Mashed potatoes
Green beans sauteed in bacon grease, finished with vinegar and bacon, of course. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on September 29, 2013, 01:45:16 PM
Tonight will be:

Pot roast with carrots, onions, and mushrooms
Mashed potatoes
Green beans sauteed in bacon grease, finished with vinegar and bacon, of course. 

Yum..one of my favorites

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 29, 2013, 05:58:25 PM
Tonight will be:

Pot roast with carrots, onions, and mushrooms
Mashed potatoes
Green beans sauteed in bacon grease, finished with vinegar and bacon, of course. 

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on September 29, 2013, 06:00:13 PM
I decided to have someone cook for me, for a change.

100 mile motorcycle ride and some good brisket at Hog Wild Barbecue.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 29, 2013, 08:09:28 PM
I ordered the tamales at Casa Fiesta.

meh.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on September 29, 2013, 08:12:05 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

 :greet:  Why Thank ya, thank ya very much.   :-)

I have a leftover refrigerated pie crust...thinking to mush it all up and make a pot roast pot pie later this week. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on September 29, 2013, 09:45:25 PM
I ordered the tamales at Casa Fiesta.

meh.

That sounds good. I skipped dinner tonight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on September 29, 2013, 09:50:48 PM
That sounds good. I skipped dinner tonight.
They were not.  I've had homemade tamales that were so much better.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on September 30, 2013, 12:09:18 PM
NFL football and pizza last night. BBQ chicken and bacon on thin crust. Scrumptious.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 02, 2013, 05:24:59 PM
Rouladen










 :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 02, 2013, 08:24:28 PM
Rouladen


 :drool:

Tasty Tasty!  Colcannon with smoked sausage for me. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 02, 2013, 08:25:43 PM
Tasty Tasty!  Colcannon with smoked sausage for me. 
Oh hell yes.  Colcannon is awesome.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 02, 2013, 08:27:12 PM
Wish I could find someone that makes/sells boudin locally.  My only source is one of my brother's coworker's grandmother.  It's almost as difficult as buying drugs.

Rice and roasted chicken here.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on October 02, 2013, 10:57:01 PM
Oh hell yes.  Colcannon is awesome.

Never heard of it........
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on October 02, 2013, 10:59:34 PM
Tasty Tasty!  Colcannon with smoked sausage for me. 

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 02, 2013, 10:59:49 PM
Never heard of it........
Mashed potatoes and roasted cabbage.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 03, 2013, 08:51:58 AM
I had planned on fried chicken, mashed potatoes and cream gravy last night, until I went to get the chicken out of the fridge, and found out someone put the chicken in the freezer the night before when "helping" put the groceries away.  :banghead:

So instead ended up with 4 cheese and grilled chicken stuffed giant raviolis that I had bought at Sam's the day before. Those were also frozen (  :thatsright: ) but could be easily cooked, since it was 7pm at this point.

I wanted a sauce for them... and just started grabbing stuff from various places. It was really good, but definitely not low cal. Measurements are approximate... 

In a deep saucepan:
1 stick of butter
2 small cans of mushrooms - drained and sliced up a bit more
1/3c finely chopped onion
1 tsp chopped garlic

Cooked for about 5 minutes on medium.
Turn heat down a bit, and add:
1/4c parsley
2 c shredded mozzarella
1 c whipping cream
1 c milk - a bit at a time
salt & pepper to taste

Whisk until smooth, and taste test for salt and pepper.

I thought I had really screwed up cause at first it the consistency was soooo thick and stringy. I added milk, but instead of waiting, I added more, and probably should have waited as the sauce turned out a bit thinner than it maybe should have been. Though it did thicken up when I poured it over the drained pasta. I cooked 3 packs of the pasta. It comes in a double pack, and I had one left over in freezer and just went ahead and cooked it too. Leftover pasta always gets eaten up around here.

Served it with romaine with dried cranberries and candied pecans and strawberry vinegrette dressing and Texas toast garlic bread with the pasta.

Tonight? Gonna be leftover pasta, and if I have time, today in between reports, I'm going to make an apple cake recipe I found of Paula Deen's.

I still want fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy.  :(  Next week.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 03, 2013, 09:00:34 AM
I had planned on fried chicken, mashed potatoes and cream gravy last night...   :banghead:
I ran out of rice and ended using a package of mashed potato flakes ("Loaded Potato" flavor) that I purchased some time around 2007.  Those were some of the driest mashed potatoes I've ever had.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 03, 2013, 09:05:29 AM
I ran out of rice and ended using a package of mashed potato flakes ("Loaded Potato" flavor) that I purchased some time around 2007.  I followed the instructions on the package.  Lord, those were some of the driest mashed potatoes I've ever had.  :rofl:

I've been buying the frozen ones that go in the microwave, then mash them up adding butter and sour cream.
They are good! I've bought both Ore-Ido and Kroger brand, and really can't tell the difference.

I got tired of buying potatoes, and throwing them out because I didn't use them all. Not only that I HATE to peel potatoes.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 03, 2013, 09:08:00 AM
I just used water.  I knew I should have used cream or something else.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 03, 2013, 11:15:27 AM
Mashed potatoes and roasted cabbage.

It's an Irish dish. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 03, 2013, 11:49:18 AM
I just used water.  I knew I should have used cream or something else.

I can't remember the last time I used instant potato flakes. Probably when my kids were toddlers.

I do use Betty Crocker Scalloped and AuGratin potatoes. But I use 1/3 the amount of water, split the rest of the liquid between milk and sour cream, add, parsley, onion & garlic powder, extra butter and cheddar cheese. And totally change the directions for cooking. They are incredible!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 03, 2013, 02:04:17 PM
I can't remember the last time I used instant potato flakes. Probably when my kids were toddlers.

I do use Betty Crocker Scalloped and AuGratin potatoes. But I use 1/3 the amount of water, split the rest of the liquid between milk and sour cream, add, parsley, onion & garlic powder, extra butter and cheddar cheese. And totally change the directions for cooking. They are incredible!!


One of my favorite "backpacking" foods. Beats the hell out of regular (Mountain House) "backpacking" food.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on October 06, 2013, 12:37:56 PM
Bacon and Beef Meatloaf
Country-Style Mashed Potatoes
Mushroom Gravy
Crusty Sourdough Bread

BACON AND BEEF MEATLOAF


1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground bacon (ask your grocer to grind bacon)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 egg
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup hickory barbecue sauce (use your favorite)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Grease a cast iron skillet.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.

4. Press into skillet.

5. Roast for one hour. Remove from oven.

6. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on October 06, 2013, 12:52:25 PM
I can't remember the last time I used instant potato flakes. Probably when my kids were toddlers.

I do use Betty Crocker Scalloped and AuGratin potatoes. But I use 1/3 the amount of water, split the rest of the liquid between milk and sour cream, add, parsley, onion & garlic powder, extra butter and cheddar cheese. And totally change the directions for cooking. They are incredible!!

I use the scalloped/au gratin packaged ones too.  Sometimes I'll even add an extra sliced and par boiled potato or two to extend the amount and then doctor it up. 

I found that potato flakes make a great thickener.  Takes very little too.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 07, 2013, 05:34:54 AM
I grilled some fresh ground round beef patties on the grill, with grilled onions and Swiss Cheese. Toasted the bun and added some Boejte's stone ground mustard. That was Saturday.

Sunday after work I stopped at a local Mexican restaurant and had a great carne asada dinner.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 07, 2013, 08:05:41 PM
Perfect grilling weather... steak and rice. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 07, 2013, 09:12:17 PM
Perfect grilling weather... steak and rice. 

Salmon here.  And mashed potatoes and asparagus. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 07, 2013, 09:14:39 PM
Salmon here.  And mashed potatoes and asparagus. 
I'm a big fan of Zatarain's.  It's cheap and tasty. 

You'd think rice from Mexico would be cheap, but the Goya rice keeps getting more expensive.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 07, 2013, 09:16:22 PM
I'm a big fan of Zatarain's.  It's cheap and tasty. 

You'd think rice from Mexico would be cheap, but the Goya rice keeps getting more expensive.

Because it's imported!   :rofl:

I like Tony Chachere's better than Zatarain's but both are tasty.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on October 08, 2013, 04:04:23 AM
Salmon here.  And mashed potatoes and asparagus. 

I grilled chicken thighs and Parmesan crusted zucchini.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 08, 2013, 02:53:21 PM
Salmon here.  And mashed potatoes and asparagus. 

I love asparagus. When I was a kid our family had it in the garden, major pain.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 08, 2013, 08:56:58 PM
I love asparagus. When I was a kid our family had it in the garden, major pain.

Really?  I am thinking of planting some this year.  I have a bed, that lays between a sidewalk and the garage, so it's contained.  Why a pain?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 10, 2013, 12:26:17 PM
I love asparagus. When I was a kid our family had it in the garden, major pain.


Don't sit on it.






 :fuelfire:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 10, 2013, 06:46:57 PM
Yesterday I had a meeting for work in the next town over. After being the only man in a room of 35 women I was hungry. None of them offered to cook for me.  O-)

I had a great gyro for lunch. http://www.gyrotime.com/

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3369/02wt.jpg)

Then I had some other things to take care of for work and had dinner here: http://www.silvertoncasino.com/dining/vegas-best-buffet.aspx

The buffet selections were great.

I like it pink:

(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/2627/2nkd.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 10, 2013, 07:03:43 PM
Really?  I am thinking of planting some this year.  I have a bed, that lays between a sidewalk and the garage, so it's contained.  Why a pain?

We hauled loads and loads of manure down a hill to our garden with wheelbarrows to make the asparagus rows and to enrich the very black Illinois soil. You have no harvest the first season.  For some reason asparagus attracts fire weeds that burn like heck when you try to pull the weeds and deal with them. We had a large patch. It was a lot of work and required a lot of attention. We were able to freeze several freezer bags of the crop most years, it was a spring crop and the picking season is short. There were times we would have a late snow and that complicated things. When my parents had health issues and I was having to take care of other things, like my younger sister, the weeds would get out of control. A small area might be ok. Our patch was about 20' x 25'. Asparagus also grew wild around where I lived at the time. But usually the only time you found it, it was too late to pick.

I found sweet corn was much more rewarding. I would sow about 1/5 of an acre and sell it door to door to the neighbors when I was a kid. $1 a dozen.   

Later in life I had a friend that grew asparagus and sold it freshly picked for $2 a pound, that was much easier.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on October 10, 2013, 08:20:28 PM
Fettucini Alfredo with turkey sausage.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 10, 2013, 09:57:25 PM
We hauled loads and loads of manure down a hill to our garden with wheelbarrows to make the asparagus rows and to enrich the very black Illinois soil. You have no harvest the first season.  For some reason asparagus attracts fire weeds that burn like heck when you try to pull the weeds and deal with them. We had a large patch. It was a lot of work and required a lot of attention. We were able to freeze several freezer bags of the crop most years, it was a spring crop and the picking season is short. There were times we would have a late snow and that complicated things. When my parents had health issues and I was having to take care of other things, like my younger sister, the weeds would get out of control. A small area might be ok. Our patch was about 20' x 25'. Asparagus also grew wild around where I lived at the time. But usually the only time you found it, it was too late to pick.

I found sweet corn was much more rewarding. I would sow about 1/5 of an acre and sell it door to door to the neighbors when I was a kid. $1 a dozen.   

Later in life I had a friend that grew asparagus and sold it freshly picked for $2 a pound, that was much easier.  :-)

We live in town, so not much room for anything, corn especially....we gave that up after the second year.  We are going to try it in a border, between the garage and sidewalk, about 2x25. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lacarnut on October 11, 2013, 12:24:39 AM
Had ribs and chicken from the grill this evening
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 11, 2013, 02:12:39 AM

Don't sit on it.






 :fuelfire:

 :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 11, 2013, 02:22:17 AM
We live in town, so not much room for anything, corn especially....we gave that up after the second year.  We are going to try it in a border, between the garage and sidewalk, about 2x25. 




It should work in a small space.

I gave up on gardening after one year of trying here in Nevada. Not enough water, the wrong soil and too many jack rabbits that eat everything, including my drip lines.


Tonight for dinner:

I made spaghetti. I used Barilla whole wheat thin spaghetti and mixed in a can of cream of mushroom soup with my spaghetti sauce to give it a unique creaminess. I added finely crumbled mild Italian sausage and chopped onion, spices and it turned out very good. My mother has not been feeling well today so I delivered a plate to her front door, complete with toasted garlic bread. She sent me a text message that she liked it, she would of let me know if she didn't.  :-) :-) :-)

My mom slipped and fell Tuesday in the middle of the night and is now unsure of her self. She simply tripped over a fan when getting up in the middle of the night to use the restroom. She is pretty sore and upset with herself. She banged up her face and knee pretty bad. Part of her body landed on her night stand. She would not let me take her to the doctor, she would go if she thought she needed to. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on October 11, 2013, 06:24:48 AM
Bacon and Beef Meatloaf
Country-Style Mashed Potatoes
Mushroom Gravy
Crusty Sourdough Bread

BACON AND BEEF MEATLOAF


1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground bacon (ask your grocer to grind bacon)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 egg
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup hickory barbecue sauce (use your favorite)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Grease a cast iron skillet.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.

4. Press into skillet.

5. Roast for one hour. Remove from oven.

6. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

You went light on the bacon. :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 11, 2013, 12:02:18 PM
Last night I did chunky applesauce Belgian waffles.... I was craving them.  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jtyangel on October 11, 2013, 02:02:47 PM
I have a ton of studying to do with my DVR'd Sleepy Hollow in the background. Can't decide if I want takeout for ease or to make eggplant with pasta. I'll probably go the easy route since once I throw a workout in, I'll be pressed for time and well i'd rather cut the cooking instead of anything else in the plan :-)

Kids are with dad and daughter is staying the night with best friend so party with my homework. :p
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on October 11, 2013, 09:28:10 PM
I made up the Reservation Dogs (http://www.conservativecave.com/index.php/topic,91075.0/msg,1142218.html) this evening.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 12, 2013, 01:16:29 AM
I made up the Reservation Dogs (http://www.conservativecave.com/index.php/topic,91075.0/msg,1142218.html) this evening.

 :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Thor on October 13, 2013, 04:26:05 PM
Bratwurst, sauerkraut (Bavarian style) & baked beans.........

Y'all best be glad that I'm always by myself because tomorrow I'm sure to have a "cloud" hangin' around......  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 14, 2013, 07:34:47 AM
Bratwurst, sauerkraut (Bavarian style) & baked beans.........

Y'all best be glad that I'm always by myself because tomorrow I'm sure to have a "cloud" hangin' around......  :-)

Yeah, I've been meaning to talk to you about your f'n "cloud".... :chairshot:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on October 16, 2013, 11:46:12 AM
Taco soup for the last couple of days. It's always better after a day or two of marinating, just like a good chili.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 16, 2013, 01:42:58 PM
Just put a Paula Deen apple cake into the oven - with a few changes - no coconut, more - pecans, apples, cinnamon & vanilla, added some ground clove. And substituted have the oil for melted butter.  :-) It bakes in a tube pan and is very heavy. Bakes about 90 minutes, then pour over the hot cake, a boiled mixture of buttermilk, butter, baking soda and sugar. It will either be terrific or yucky...  :whistling:

Can't decide between linguine and white clam sauce or shrimp scampi for dinner. Have all the stuff to do either one. Will add a Ceasar salad and Texas garlic toast....

I'm in the mood to cook today!  :yahoo:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 16, 2013, 04:12:57 PM
Just put a Paula Deen apple cake into the oven - with a few changes - no coconut, more - pecans, apples, cinnamon & vanilla, added some ground clove. And substituted have the oil for melted butter.  :-) It bakes in a tube pan and is very heavy. Bakes about 90 minutes, then pour over the hot cake, a boiled mixture of buttermilk, butter, baking soda and sugar. It will either be terrific or yucky...  :whistling:

Can't decide between linguine and white clam sauce or shrimp scampi for dinner. Have all the stuff to do either one. Will add a Ceasar salad and Texas garlic toast....

I'm in the mood to cook today!  :yahoo:





 :racist:















 :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dblhaul on October 17, 2013, 12:45:19 AM
Sliced up brawts with sweet peppers (home grown).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 17, 2013, 10:10:19 AM




 :racist:


I don't care  :tongue:

Let me tell you how incredibly good that cake is!!! I couldn't wait until after dinner to try it, so after it came out of the pan, still warm, sliced off a piece, added whipped cream on the side and went out on the porch to split it with M. He agreed that it was incredible!

Ended up making linguine and white clam sauce. T's girlfriend doesn't like clams ( or any seafood  :thatsright: ) so I made a quickie alfredo for her linguine. I'm such a good mom...  :whistling:















 :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 17, 2013, 10:21:59 AM
Homey also don't do clams, in ANY kind of sauce.  :puke:

T's girlfriend is on the right track.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 17, 2013, 10:35:49 AM
Homey also don't do clams, in ANY kind of sauce.  :puke:

T's girlfriend is on the right track.  :thumbs:

She also doesn't like crab, lobster, or shrimp. I know better than to ask about oysters. T on the hand, like all of them. He's my boy!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 17, 2013, 03:12:52 PM
She also doesn't like crab, lobster, or shrimp. I know better than to ask about oysters. T on the hand, like all of them. He's my boy!

Add fish to that big pile of offal there, and I'm right there with her.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on October 17, 2013, 05:40:57 PM
Pork tenderloin !
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 17, 2013, 07:35:22 PM
Fried hot dogs, chips, and lots of beer. :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 19, 2013, 03:58:55 AM
Shrimp cocktail, ,medium rare filet mignon, baked potato and fresh bread at a local steak house.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on October 19, 2013, 09:42:47 AM
Add fish to that big pile of offal there, and I'm right there with her.  :-)

YOU, are a picky eater. Noteven scallops or shrimp?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on October 19, 2013, 10:16:56 AM
Last night was In-n-Out Burgers and fries.

I'm kind of a mood eater, but I never, never, ever turn down an In-n-Out burger..... :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 19, 2013, 11:52:09 AM
YOU, are a picky eater. Noteven scallops or shrimp?

Nope. And I'm CONSISTENT with my eating preferences.

If it swims in the ocean, it ain't goin' on my plate.  :killemall:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on October 19, 2013, 11:59:21 AM
Nope. And I'm CONSISTENT with my eating preferences.

If it swims in the ocean, it ain't goin' on my plate.  :killemall:

Why do you think that is?  Seafood is one of my favorites.  I can't imagine why people don't like it.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on October 19, 2013, 07:06:06 PM
Last night was In-n-Out Burgers and fries.

I'm kind of a mood eater, but I never, never, ever turn down an In-n-Out burger..... :-)

When on business travel to the western US, I commonly eat at an In-N-Out Burger. It is the best fast food burger I have ever eaten. They don't have them in the Midwest.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 19, 2013, 09:48:36 PM
Potato-chip crusted baked chicken and rice.

Don't knock it until you've tried it.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 19, 2013, 09:49:21 PM
Nope. And I'm CONSISTENT with my eating preferences.

If it swims in the ocean, it ain't goin' on my plate. 
Bad experience in Germany?

(I've never heard of Germans being big on seafood.)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on October 19, 2013, 10:06:48 PM
Nope. And I'm CONSISTENT with my eating preferences.

If it swims in the ocean, it ain't goin' on my plate.  :killemall:

I grew up on Fish and chips(french-fries), not to mention lamb and curry. YUM!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 19, 2013, 10:14:37 PM
I grew up on Fish and chips(french-fries), not to mention lamb and curry. YUM!!
British fish and chips are a beautiful thing.  I've tried the fish and chips at a couple of local pubs here and it just isn't the same.  Maybe it's the ink from the newspaper they're served on.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 20, 2013, 03:57:45 AM
Last night was In-n-Out Burgers and fries.

I'm kind of a mood eater, but I never, never, ever turn down an In-n-Out burger..... :-)

In n Out is awesome
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 20, 2013, 03:58:48 AM
When on business travel to the western US, I commonly eat at an In-N-Out Burger. It is the best fast food burger I have ever eaten. They don't have them in the Midwest.

In the Midwest they have Culver's.

www.culvers.com
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on October 20, 2013, 10:00:45 AM
In the Midwest they have Culver's.

www.culvers.com

Not around here. There may be one in INDY but that would 70-80 miles away.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 20, 2013, 11:54:37 AM
Why do you think that is?  Seafood is one of my favorites.  I can't imagine why people don't like it.

I took a break from seafood for several years when I was younger. I helped set up a wedding reception that had smoked salmon and the smell of it all day and the taste of it did not go well with me. For several years I could not even stand the smell of any thing from water.

When I was in high school I would bake fish when the rest of my family was eating red meat, but then after that wedding I could no longer eat it.

It took several years to work my way back into it. After 20 years my taste is still limited. Heavy seafood smell still gets to me.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 20, 2013, 11:58:12 AM
Not around here. There may be one in INDY but that would 70-80 miles away.

That stinks.

They only use fresh Midwest steer meet for their burgers. All burgers are cooked to order just like In n Out. They even put real butter on the toasted bun. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 20, 2013, 05:19:09 PM
In the Midwest they have Culver's.

www.culvers.com
I kept an eye out for Culver's driving through southern IL but didn't have any luck.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on October 20, 2013, 06:33:49 PM
I kept an eye out for Culver's driving through southern IL but didn't have any luck.

We have one of them here where I live. The burgers aren't too expensive, but their desserts cost as much as the meal.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on October 20, 2013, 06:37:08 PM
I took a break from seafood for several years when I was younger. I helped set up a wedding reception that had smoked salmon and the smell of it all day and the taste of it did not go well with me. For several years I could not even stand the smell of any thing from water.

When I was in high school I would bake fish when the rest of my family was eating red meat, but then after that wedding I could no longer eat it.

It took several years to work my way back into it. After 20 years my taste is still limited. Heavy seafood smell still gets to me.

I can see that.  Strong fish smells are not pleasant. Salmon isn't big on my list.  I can only eat a few bites of it because it is so rich.  I prefer halibut, cod and a few other mild flavor ones.  Of course my very favorites are the crustaceans like crab, shrimp and lobster.    :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: rich_t on October 20, 2013, 07:07:17 PM
I made a seafood boil for my wife tonight.

It had mussels, two types of clams, shrimp, lobster tail, corn on the cob, red potatoes and kielbasa.

For seasoning we used two pouches of McCormick crap boil, quartered fresh lemon, a medium quartered onion, a medium clove of garlic and salt.

We made it in my turkey fryer.  It was done quickly and came out fairly well.  We did slightly over cook the seafood, but not a bad result for our first time trying it.

I just bought the Turkey fryer last week and I plan on treating it like the new toy that it is.  I'm going to be doing a lot of deep frying in the immediate future. LOL.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 20, 2013, 07:09:31 PM
Damn, that sound tasty. :hyper:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: thundley4 on October 20, 2013, 10:22:11 PM
Quote
For seasoning we used two pouches of McCormick crap boil, quartered fresh lemon

No thanks.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 21, 2013, 10:23:57 AM
Rich ...that sounds really good!!

I want a new turkey fryer. The new ones are much safer than the old ones like I had. It made me so nervous to use it.

I made the family happy happy happy yesterday. Pot roast with onion and mushrooms, smashed potatoes with butter and sour cream, buttered corn, romaine salad with dried cranberries, candied pecans, and strawberry blush vinegrette, and little soft buttered Sister Shubert rolls....  :drool:

Did the roasts a bit different yesterday. I had 4.5lbs of chuck roast (2 of them about 2" thick, still frozen in the middle cause I forgot to take them out of the freezer yesterday morning  :thatsright:), sprinkled with garlic powder, coarse black pepper and Kosher salt, browned in olive oil. I finally found a cast iron Dutch oven
(  :yahoo:  a beautiful red glazed one that I can lift!) sprayed it with olive oil, dumped in a can of Progresso French onion soup, crammed in the browned roasts, covered them with sliced mushrooms, poured over a mix of hot water, Lipton onion soup packet, and a packet of Good Seasons Zesty Italian dressing mix. Cooked them covered for 3 hours at 325. They were so tender, but not falling apart into shredded meat (another hour and they would have) and had a wonderful flavor. Scooped out about have the onion and mushrooms and put on the meat, left the rest in the pot for gravy, that I added one of those Knorr beef stock tubs to along with flour and water. Didn't need any additional seasoning.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 21, 2013, 10:45:35 AM
Why do you think that is?  Seafood is one of my favorites.  I can't imagine why people don't like it.

I think it's the visuals. Do you like monkfish? Supposedly good-eatin' (if you can get past what the damned fish looks like before cleaning and cooking):

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i317/Eupher6/Monkfish_zps4c3b4fa1.jpg)

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: njpines on October 21, 2013, 10:50:46 AM
Monkfish is delicious!!  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on October 21, 2013, 05:32:10 PM
I think it's the visuals. Do you like monkfish? Supposedly good-eatin' (if you can get past what the damned fish looks like before cleaning and cooking):

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i317/Eupher6/Monkfish_zps4c3b4fa1.jpg)


Is that a lolcat ?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 22, 2013, 02:49:17 AM
We have one of them here where I live. The burgers aren't too expensive, but their desserts cost as much as the meal.

The food cost is high on the frozen custard. Unlike most restaurants' "ice milk" that is 80 to 150% whipped air, the custard is more dense & takes more dairy, including real cream and butter fats.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 22, 2013, 02:52:10 AM
I can see that.  Strong fish smells are not pleasant. Salmon isn't big on my list.  I can only eat a few bites of it because it is so rich.  I prefer halibut, cod and a few other mild flavor ones.  Of course my very favorites are the crustaceans like crab, shrimp and lobster.    :drool:

I had steak and shrimp for dinner Sunday night.

Today I had to take a friend to the doctor, the poor guy could hardly walk. He has never had any type of back problems and he was in a world of hurt. After that we had a nice lunch. BLT pizza. White sauce, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo...yes on a pizza. It was excellent.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 22, 2013, 02:54:25 AM
Rich ...that sounds really good!!

I want a new turkey fryer. The new ones are much safer than the old ones like I had. It made me so nervous to use it.

I made the family happy happy happy yesterday. Pot roast with onion and mushrooms, smashed potatoes with butter and sour cream, buttered corn, romaine salad with dried cranberries, candied pecans, and strawberry blush vinegrette, and little soft buttered Sister Shubert rolls....  :drool:

Did the roasts a bit different yesterday. I had 4.5lbs of chuck roast (2 of them about 2" thick, still frozen in the middle cause I forgot to take them out of the freezer yesterday morning  :thatsright:), sprinkled with garlic powder, coarse black pepper and Kosher salt, browned in olive oil. I finally found a cast iron Dutch oven
(  :yahoo:  a beautiful red glazed one that I can lift!) sprayed it with olive oil, dumped in a can of Progresso French onion soup, crammed in the browned roasts, covered them with sliced mushrooms, poured over a mix of hot water, Lipton onion soup packet, and a packet of Good Seasons Zesty Italian dressing mix. Cooked them covered for 3 hours at 325. They were so tender, but not falling apart into shredded meat (another hour and they would have) and had a wonderful flavor. Scooped out about have the onion and mushrooms and put on the meat, left the rest in the pot for gravy, that I added one of those Knorr beef stock tubs to along with flour and water. Didn't need any additional seasoning.

Sounds good.

The seafood boil sounds good. I've really only had one in my life at a coworkers home back in Illinois. He knew what he was doing as he was in the restaurant biz all his life, it was great and some of the stuff in that boil I would not of normally ate.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on October 22, 2013, 06:24:53 AM
Rich ...that sounds really good!!

I want a new turkey fryer. The new ones are much safer than the old ones like I had. It made me so nervous to use it.

I made the family happy happy happy yesterday. Pot roast with onion and mushrooms, smashed potatoes with butter and sour cream, buttered corn, romaine salad with dried cranberries, candied pecans, and strawberry blush vinegrette, and little soft buttered Sister Shubert rolls....  :drool:

Did the roasts a bit different yesterday. I had 4.5lbs of chuck roast (2 of them about 2" thick, still frozen in the middle cause I forgot to take them out of the freezer yesterday morning  :thatsright:), sprinkled with garlic powder, coarse black pepper and Kosher salt, browned in olive oil. I finally found a cast iron Dutch oven
(  :yahoo:  a beautiful red glazed one that I can lift!) sprayed it with olive oil, dumped in a can of Progresso French onion soup, crammed in the browned roasts, covered them with sliced mushrooms, poured over a mix of hot water, Lipton onion soup packet, and a packet of Good Seasons Zesty Italian dressing mix. Cooked them covered for 3 hours at 325. They were so tender, but not falling apart into shredded meat (another hour and they would have) and had a wonderful flavor. Scooped out about have the onion and mushrooms and put on the meat, left the rest in the pot for gravy, that I added one of those Knorr beef stock tubs to along with flour and water. Didn't need any additional seasoning.

Welcome to Cast Iron Club! Your dinner sounds great.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 22, 2013, 11:28:09 AM
Welcome to Cast Iron Club! Your dinner sounds great.

I've been looking for a long time, but I don't have a lot of upper body strength, and the Lodge ones were heavy for me when they were empty! And so expensive. I have also been looking at rumtoph's - but they are as bad or worse from a cost standpoint, and I was pretty sure I would have trouble lifting.

I'm really happy with this one I found at Sam's. Granted it is no where near a Lodge... but it's really pretty AND most importantly, I can lift it. I have double wall ovens, and I had no problem getting it into the lower oven. Not going to try the upper though.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 22, 2013, 04:23:17 PM
Rich ...that sounds really good!!

I want a new turkey fryer. The new ones are much safer than the old ones like I had. It made me so nervous to use it.

I made the family happy happy happy yesterday. Pot roast with onion and mushrooms, smashed potatoes with butter and sour cream, buttered corn, romaine salad with dried cranberries, candied pecans, and strawberry blush vinegrette, and little soft buttered Sister Shubert rolls....  :drool:

Did the roasts a bit different yesterday. I had 4.5lbs of chuck roast (2 of them about 2" thick, still frozen in the middle cause I forgot to take them out of the freezer yesterday morning  :thatsright:), sprinkled with garlic powder, coarse black pepper and Kosher salt, browned in olive oil. I finally found a cast iron Dutch oven
(  :yahoo:  a beautiful red glazed one that I can lift!) sprayed it with olive oil, dumped in a can of Progresso French onion soup, crammed in the browned roasts, covered them with sliced mushrooms, poured over a mix of hot water, Lipton onion soup packet, and a packet of Good Seasons Zesty Italian dressing mix. Cooked them covered for 3 hours at 325. They were so tender, but not falling apart into shredded meat (another hour and they would have) and had a wonderful flavor. Scooped out about have the onion and mushrooms and put on the meat, left the rest in the pot for gravy, that I added one of those Knorr beef stock tubs to along with flour and water. Didn't need any additional seasoning.


Only 2 things to improve that.

BACON

DUMPLINGS

 :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on October 22, 2013, 09:44:02 PM
Saturday, at Hammoneggers in Fayetteville, I shared a plate of sweet potato fries with cheese and bacon, and a cucumber sauce. It was incredibly tasty !
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 22, 2013, 10:01:23 PM
Saturday, at Hammoneggers in Fayetteville, I shared a plate of sweet potato fries with cheese and bacon, and a cucumber sauce. It was incredibly tasty !

Sounds way more tasty than leftovers.  That was my dinner. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 22, 2013, 11:39:40 PM

Only 2 things to improve that.

BACON

DUMPLINGS

 :drool:


..........and kale    :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 23, 2013, 12:06:28 PM
Sandra Lee was on Fox & Friends this morning....

She made beef short ribs that she had cooked for hours, shredded them and served them on Red Lobster Biscuits that she had made bigger. They looked delicious.

If you haven't tried the Red Lobster Biscuit mix, I highly recommend it. I add a bit more cheese, and they are only supposed to make 8-10 per batch ( I buy the multipak at Sam's), so the first time I made a double batch. Don't do that unless you are feeding a platoon! I get at least 12 out of 1 batch and those are about 2" across, and are quite filling. They will keep about 2 days, max.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 23, 2013, 01:45:30 PM
Sandra Lee was on Fox & Friends this morning....

She made beef short ribs that she had cooked for hours, shredded them and served them on Red Lobster Biscuits that she had made bigger. They looked delicious.

If you haven't tried the Red Lobster Biscuit mix, I highly recommend it. I add a bit more cheese, and they are only supposed to make 8-10 per batch ( I buy the multipak at Sam's), so the first time I made a double batch. Don't do that unless you are feeding a platoon! I get at least 12 out of 1 batch and those are about 2" across, and are quite filling. They will keep about 2 days, max.


I like your biscuits.

 :naughty:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: zeitgeist on October 23, 2013, 03:12:26 PM
Anyone got a good recipe for Lame DUck?  Obamba is going to be needing it soon, right after he finishes off that Cold Shoulder he and the Haughty John F. Kerry, who served in Vietnam, got from Saudi Arabia. :lmao:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 23, 2013, 04:51:44 PM

I like your biscuits.

 :naughty:

 :shucks:












 :blowkiss:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: rich_t on October 23, 2013, 06:01:43 PM
No thanks.

Ooops.  That's what I get for not proof reading.  LOL
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 23, 2013, 09:12:06 PM
Ooops.  That's what I get for not proof reading.  LOL

Never underestimate the power of a good crap boil.  For example:  My dinner tonight was German potato salad, and a skillet dinner of brats, cabbage and sauerkraut.   :rofl:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: freedumb2003b on October 23, 2013, 09:19:01 PM
Never underestimate the power of a good crap boil.  For example:  My dinner tonight was German potato salad, and a skillet dinner of brats, cabbage and sauerkraut.   :rofl:

Freakin' brats.

The witch in the story had the right idea.

For me tonight -- shitake mushrooms (roomus se glummous!) and white chicken breast.

Not bad given that I am cooking in a hotel room...
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 23, 2013, 09:32:23 PM
Freakin' brats.

The witch in the story had the right idea.

For me tonight -- shitake mushrooms (roomus se glummous!) and white chicken breast.

Not bad given that I am cooking in a hotel room...


hot plate or microwave?  Not bad either way.  Hotel room cooking is quite the challenge.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on October 23, 2013, 09:36:46 PM
Roasted chicken and potatoes - steamed zucchini and onions.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 24, 2013, 12:17:57 PM
I am NOT going to Google "crap boil".
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 24, 2013, 12:19:12 PM
:shucks:












 :blowkiss:


I'm sure yours don't need "stars".

 :-)

 :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 24, 2013, 12:36:40 PM

I'm sure yours don't need "stars".

 :-)

 :cheersmate:

nope...I may be old, but I'm still perky.  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 24, 2013, 01:41:39 PM
Beef.


(I just had to throw something out there to get this thread back on topic.  :whistling:)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 24, 2013, 01:47:16 PM
Beef.


(I just had to throw something out there to get this thread back on topic.  :whistling:)


Yes....it's what's for dinner!  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on October 24, 2013, 02:49:43 PM
Beef.


(I just had to throw something out there to get this thread back on topic.  :whistling:)

Yeah, but there's nothing wrong with thread derailments that specifically involve perky boobiez.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: RobJohnson on October 24, 2013, 03:00:35 PM
Yeah, but there's nothing wrong with thread derailments that specifically involve perky boobiez.

 :-)

How would we explain a 100 page "what's for dinner" thread that ends up in the short bus? I guess we could simply call it a good time.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: njpines on October 24, 2013, 04:48:35 PM
:-)

How would we explain a 100 page "what's for dinner" thread that ends up in the short bus? I guess we could simply call it a good time.

Food Porn!  :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on October 24, 2013, 11:36:15 PM

Yes....it's what's for dinner!  :-)

Grrr...exactly what I was thinking, but alas, not quickly enough !
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 25, 2013, 09:38:52 AM
Man cannot live on boobiez alone...

















right?   :???:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dutch508 on October 25, 2013, 10:29:55 AM
Man cannot live on boobiez alone...

















right?   :???:

Bitchslap.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on October 25, 2013, 11:36:42 AM
Man cannot live on boobiez alone...

















right?   :???:

I'm willing to put that to the test...  :whistling:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 25, 2013, 11:38:49 AM
Soooo..... it's going to be very cold here tonight, around 30. Tomorrow night is to be 27....I do live in the South, right?


I've already gotten into comfort food in the last 2 weeks, but I'm so excited that it's really fall or early winter in some places., and can continue the comfort food.

Making chili - NO BEANS!! -  for tonight, Red Lobster cheese bisquits. Can't decide what to make for dessert....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on October 25, 2013, 11:47:12 AM
Chili ? Without beans ? Heresy !
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on October 25, 2013, 11:48:02 AM
Chili ? Without beans ? Heresy !

Oh hell.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: njpines on October 25, 2013, 12:21:48 PM
Chili ? Without beans ? Heresy !

and here we go . . . .  :thatsright:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on October 25, 2013, 12:39:37 PM
Chili ? Without beans ? Heresy !

Yes!

Oh hell.

So much for trying to get thread back to "dinner"....

and here we go . . . .  :thatsright:

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on October 25, 2013, 04:19:52 PM
I'll try it both ways.

 :naughty:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on October 25, 2013, 11:00:55 PM
Saturday night, I'm making Drunken Chicken with Guinness Gravy, Cowboy Biscuits, and extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (I got a good deal on Dubliner at my local Dillon's store).

DRUNKEN CHICKEN

1 5-6 pound whole chicken
2 12-ounce bottles Guinness or other stout
1 tbsp coarse sea salt, or Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper to taste

1. Rinse chicken, remove giblets or giblet packet.

2. Place chicken in large Pyrex (glass) bowl. Add one bottle of stout. Cover with plastic wrap.

3. Refrigerate overnight, at least 12 hours.

4. Drain juice from chicken.

5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

6. In cast iron Dutch oven, place chicken breast-down with legs tucked against body. If chicken will not rest with legs tucked, tie legs together with cotton twine (be sure your twine is oven safe).

7. Pour 1/2 bottle of stout over the chicken. Drink the other half-bottle of stout.

8. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly onto skin of chicken.

9. Cover Dutch oven with lid. Place in oven.

10. Roast for one hour, then remove lid. Roast 15 minutes more for a 5 pound chicken; roast 30 minutes more for a 6 pound bird.

11. Remove from oven. Let stand 10 minutes.

12. Remove chicken from Dutch oven to cutting board. Carve for serving.


GUINNESS GRAVY

1/3 cup flour
3 cups whole milk
Salt and pepper to taste (will require little to no salt)

1. Place Dutch oven with chicken juice onto stove over medium heat.

2. Whisk or stir flour into chicken juice.

3. Brown the flour, whisking/stirring constantly and scraping the flour off the bottom of the Dutch oven.

4. Add milk, whisking/scraping the bottom of the Dutch oven as you add the milk.

5. Bring to a boil, whisking/stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low.

6. Simmer for approx. 5 minutes, whisking/stirring constantly, until gravy thickens. Taste gravy, add salt and pepper if desired.

7. Serve over mashed potatoes and/or biscuits.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on October 25, 2013, 11:05:06 PM
A six pound chicken?  I must not be looking at the labels, but that seems like a large bird for one of those big national grocery stores.  Patting the skin dry with a paper towel helps if you want really crispy skin from braised chicken.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on October 25, 2013, 11:22:39 PM
A six pound chicken?  I must not be looking at the labels, but that seems like a large bird for one of those big national grocery stores.  Patting the skin dry with a paper towel helps if you want really crispy skin from braised chicken.

I get 5-6 pounders at the commissary or at Dillon's. WalMart's chickens run smaller- 4-5 pounds.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Ralph Wiggum on October 26, 2013, 11:39:13 AM
Have a pot roast in the crock pot.  Celery, carrots, fresh mushrooms, and the 2 pound farm-fresh chuck roast.

Looking forward to consuming it for dinner with my lady friend.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JLO on October 27, 2013, 09:25:40 PM
Saturday night, I'm making Drunken Chicken with Guinness Gravy, Cowboy Biscuits, and extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (I got a good deal on Dubliner at my local Dillon's store).

DRUNKEN CHICKEN

1 5-6 pound whole chicken
2 12-ounce bottles Guinness or other stout
1 tbsp coarse sea salt, or Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper to taste

1. Rinse chicken, remove giblets or giblet packet.

2. Place chicken in large Pyrex (glass) bowl. Add one bottle of stout. Cover with plastic wrap.

3. Refrigerate overnight, at least 12 hours.

4. Drain juice from chicken.

5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

6. In cast iron Dutch oven, place chicken breast-down with legs tucked against body. If chicken will not rest with legs tucked, tie legs together with cotton twine (be sure your twine is oven safe).

7. Pour 1/2 bottle of stout over the chicken. Drink the other half-bottle of stout.

8. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly onto skin of chicken.

9. Cover Dutch oven with lid. Place in oven.

10. Roast for one hour, then remove lid. Roast 15 minutes more for a 5 pound chicken; roast 30 minutes more for a 6 pound bird.

11. Remove from oven. Let stand 10 minutes.

12. Remove chicken from Dutch oven to cutting board. Carve for serving.


GUINNESS GRAVY

1/3 cup flour
3 cups whole milk
Salt and pepper to taste (will require little to no salt)

1. Place Dutch oven with chicken juice onto stove over medium heat.

2. Whisk or stir flour into chicken juice.

3. Brown the flour, whisking/stirring constantly and scraping the flour off the bottom of the Dutch oven.

4. Add milk, whisking/scraping the bottom of the Dutch oven as you add the milk.

5. Bring to a boil, whisking/stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low.

6. Simmer for approx. 5 minutes, whisking/stirring constantly, until gravy thickens. Taste gravy, add salt and pepper if desired.

7. Serve over mashed potatoes and/or biscuits.

Sounds absolutely delicious.   :drool:

I'm printing this to try it out.  Thanks for posting it!

 :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: zeitgeist on November 01, 2013, 07:55:31 PM
Day boat Haddock (au Gratin), baked potato, broccoli with cheese sauce.  Bakery blueberry pie.  Milk (2%). 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on November 01, 2013, 09:38:43 PM
Big salad, extra onions, mushrooms, olives. pepper, honey mustard. 1 piece of Emo's bacon and ground beef thin crust pizza.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on November 01, 2013, 09:39:44 PM
The usual. I tried something a little different and added some clarified chicken fat to my rice. :p

I don't mind eating the same thing every day of the week, but it makes this thread a little less interesting.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on November 02, 2013, 07:08:32 AM
Last night I made roasted corned beef brisket, and tomato-cabbage soup.

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on November 02, 2013, 09:44:19 AM
Okay, looking for an idea or two.

Went to Sam's Club (the nearest Shopko is 120 miles away  :banghead: ) and bought a couple of chuck roasts. I cut one of them up in 1-inch chunks. And it's parked in the refrigerator.

What would YOU do with 3 lbs. of cubed chuck roast?

 :whistling:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on November 02, 2013, 04:06:12 PM
Okay, looking for an idea or two.

Went to Sam's Club (the nearest Shopko is 120 miles away  :banghead: ) and bought a couple of chuck roasts. I cut one of them up in 1-inch chunks. And it's parked in the refrigerator.

What would YOU do with 3 lbs. of cubed chuck roast?

 :whistling:

I'd make Beef and Mushrooms


3 lb cubed chuck roast
1 lb white mushrooms, washed and sliced
1 yellow onion, diced
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 bottle red wine

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1. Heat oil in a cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat, until a drop of water sizzles.

2. In a Pyrex (glass) mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, and Hidden Valley mix. Toss the chunks of meat in the flour mixture until evenly coated.

3. Brown the beef in the Dutch oven. Remove the beef chunks.

4. Add 1 cup of wine to the Dutch oven. Drink the rest of the bottle of wine.

5. Bring to a boil, scraping the bottom of the Dutch oven to remove the flour.

6. Add beef chunks, onion, garlic, and mushrooms.

7. Cover and bake for one hour.

8. Serve with crusty bread, cheese, and more wine.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Eupher on November 03, 2013, 12:53:03 PM
I'd make Beef and Mushrooms


3 lb cubed chuck roast
1 lb white mushrooms, washed and sliced
1 yellow onion, diced
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 bottle red wine

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1. Heat oil in a cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat, until a drop of water sizzles.

2. In a Pyrex (glass) mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, and Hidden Valley mix. Toss the chunks of meat in the flour mixture until evenly coated.

3. Brown the beef in the Dutch oven. Remove the beef chunks.

4. Add 1 cup of wine to the Dutch oven. Drink the rest of the bottle of wine.

5. Bring to a boil, scraping the bottom of the Dutch oven to remove the flour.

6. Add beef chunks, onion, garlic, and mushrooms.

7. Cover and bake for one hour.

8. Serve with crusty bread, cheese, and more wine.

Well, it's in the oven. I altered the recipe a little bit, kinda doing something that Ina Garten had broadcasted on one of her shows (absent her gayboy friends, tyvm). First, I dredged the beef in the flour/Hidden Valley mixture (very nice touch, btw! I've never heard of doing that till now!), then sauteed the beef over high heat till dark brown on all sides (have to do this in batches); then after the beef was done, added the mushrooms and onions till softened, then the garlic for about a minute. Then I deglazed the dutch oven with a healthy slug of brandy and ignited it.

After the alcohol cooked off, I added a half bottle of cabernet sauvignon, the beef, covered and stuck it in the oven.

Gonna do some garlic mashers with this, I think, along with a nice salad.

Thanks for a great tip!  :thumbs:

h5
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: catsmtrods on November 03, 2013, 01:28:49 PM
For Sunday dinner today. Cajun roast pork, homemade Au gratin potatoes, sauteed apples, The real NYS deal all natural apples! Hand picked! Homemade corn bread and steamed cauliflower, from the garden! and pumpkin mousse parfaits. Oh man! Smells good! The one draw back is no Giants football!!!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on November 03, 2013, 01:52:26 PM
Marinated some chicken thighs in teriyaki (soy sauce, sugar, garlic) and roasted it after patting the pieces dry with a paper towel.  Delicious.

Didn't take nearly as long to cook as plain chicken.  That's a plus.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on November 03, 2013, 01:52:40 PM
Well, it's in the oven. I altered the recipe a little bit, kinda doing something that Ina Garten had broadcasted on one of her shows (absent her gayboy friends, tyvm). First, I dredged the beef in the flour/Hidden Valley mixture (very nice touch, btw! I've never heard of doing that till now!), then sauteed the beef over high heat till dark brown on all sides (have to do this in batches); then after the beef was done, added the mushrooms and onions till softened, then the garlic for about a minute. Then I deglazed the dutch oven with a healthy slug of brandy and ignited it.

After the alcohol cooked off, I added a half bottle of cabernet sauvignon, the beef, covered and stuck it in the oven.

Gonna do some garlic mashers with this, I think, along with a nice salad.

Thanks for a great tip!  :thumbs:

h5

That sounds great! I'll try your way next time.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on November 03, 2013, 02:30:34 PM
We had gormeh sabzee. It was delicious.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on November 03, 2013, 04:43:14 PM
Clam CHOWDAH

6-8 oz bacon, diced
1 onion, chopped
2 cans cream of celery soup
3 5-oz cans chopped clams, liquid drained and set aside
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups potatoes, in 1/2" dice (about 5)
1 teaspoon dill
3 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste, parsley for garnish

Sautee bacon on medium low heat until crispy in a stock pot or LARGE saucepan.  Add onion until softened and translucent.  Add reserved clam juice and potatoes, simmer until potatoes fork tender, about 15 minutes.  Add soup, clams, cream, and dill.  Top with butter and allow to melt in, simmer 30-40 minutes.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on November 03, 2013, 04:49:53 PM
Clam CHOWDAH

6-8 oz bacon, diced
1 onion, chopped
2 cans cream of celery soup
3 5-oz cans chopped clams, liquid drained and set aside
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups potatoes, in 1/2" dice (about 5)
1 teaspoon dill
3 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste, parsley for garnish

Sautee bacon on medium low heat until crispy in a stock pot or LARGE saucepan.  Add onion until softened and translucent.  Add reserved clam juice and potatoes, simmer until potatoes fork tender, about 15 minutes.  Add soup, clams, cream, and dill.  Top with butter and allow to melt in, simmer 30-40 minutes.

Is that enough bacon?

 :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on November 03, 2013, 04:51:53 PM
Barely.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on November 03, 2013, 04:58:39 PM
Barely.

That recipe looks like a keeper.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on November 03, 2013, 06:16:44 PM
Is that enough bacon?

 :-)

Not for you. :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: NHSparky on November 04, 2013, 11:11:13 AM
That recipe looks like a keeper.

You may want to add a tablespoon or two of flour depending on how thick you like it.  As listed above, it's not terribly thick, but it'll do.  Add more than a couple of tablespoons, however, and it'll stick to your spoon like pudding.  I'm assuming you're not wild about that idea either.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on November 04, 2013, 06:15:35 PM
You may want to add a tablespoon or two of flour depending on how thick you like it.  As listed above, it's not terribly thick, but it'll do.  Add more than a couple of tablespoons, however, and it'll stick to your spoon like pudding.  I'm assuming you're not wild about that idea either.

Clam pudding.

No, not wild about it.

Reminds me of a woman I knew once... but only once.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on November 07, 2013, 04:22:20 PM
Clam pudding.

No, not wild about it.

Reminds me of a woman I knew once... but only once.



 :puke:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Purple Sage on November 07, 2013, 05:38:00 PM
We're having linguini with white clam sauce.  Must be clam night at CC.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on November 07, 2013, 07:56:35 PM
Chili, fresh onions, Frito Lays corn chips !
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on November 07, 2013, 07:57:24 PM
We're having linguini with white clam sauce.  Must be clam night at CC.

I love shell fish, but not clams.  I like oysters chopped up in chowder or in dressing and can deal with clam sauce, but that's it on those guys.  I think it's the texture/consistency I don't like.  I used to love abalone before they outlawed it here.  That was pounded, breaded and fried.







 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on November 07, 2013, 08:00:20 PM
I love shell fish, but not clams.  I like oysters chopped up in chowder or in dressing and can deal with clam sauce, but that's it on those guys.  I think it's the texture/consistency I don't like.  I used to love abalone before they outlawed it here.  That was pounded, breaded and fried.

My uncle calls clams and such molluscs. Lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crawfish etc are shellfish. At least according to him.







 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on November 07, 2013, 08:07:07 PM
My uncle calls clams and such molluscs. Lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crawfish etc are shellfish. At least according to him.

Your uncle is mostly correct.

Clams, oysters, snails, and squid are all members of the phylum Mollusca. Lobsters, crabs, crayfish, and shrimp are members of the phylum Arthropoda, and the subphylum Crustacea.

The USDA and FDA define "shellfish" to include molluscs and crustaceans.



Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on November 07, 2013, 08:15:29 PM

My uncle calls clams and such molluscs. Lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crawfish etc are shellfish. At least according to him.


Well technically lobsters, shrimp and such are crustaceans, but I call anything in a shell, shellfish.   :) 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Purple Sage on November 07, 2013, 08:18:43 PM
I love shell fish, but not clams.  I like oysters chopped up in chowder or in dressing and can deal with clam sauce, but that's it on those guys.  I think it's the texture/consistency I don't like.  I used to love abalone before they outlawed it here.  That was pounded, breaded and fried.







 

I've never had abalone.  I'm guessing I'd probably like it as I love most anything that comes from the sea.
Oysters I only enjoy if raw and swallow them whole.  My husband chews them which I can't do because of the texture.  Clams, especially baby clams, taste delicious to me chewed.  I am a clam freak as long as they are tender and juicy.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on November 07, 2013, 09:23:40 PM
I've never had abalone.  I'm guessing I'd probably like it as I love most anything that comes from the sea.
Oysters I only enjoy if raw and swallow them whole.  My husband chews them which I can't do because of the texture.  Clams, especially baby clams, taste delicious to me chewed.  I am a clam freak as long as they are tender and juicy.

The thought of eating anything raw like that without chewing it gives me the shivers.

You would probably like abalone. Years ago we could get them fresh here.  But no more.  They are like a large clam, thin and pounded out to tenderize, then breaded and a quick fry. They have their own taste, mild and buttery with a slight sweetness, similar to scallops. 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Purple Sage on November 07, 2013, 09:58:57 PM
The thought of eating anything raw like that without chewing it gives me the shivers.

You would probably like abalone. Years ago we could get them fresh here.  But no more.  They are like a large clam, thin and pounded out to tenderize, then breaded and a quick fry. They have their own taste, mild and buttery with a slight sweetness, similar to scallops. 


Buttery.  Yum.  Anything buttery, I like.  It's a shame they outlawed them.  :(
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on November 07, 2013, 10:10:27 PM
Buttery.  Yum.  Anything buttery, I like.  It's a shame they outlawed them.  :(

You could dive off the peninsula and get your own years ago. Now I don't know if they even live here anymore.  I think you can still hunt them on the pacific north coast, not sure about their habitat.

You can still get them imported.  Amazon sells them for about $90 - $150 a pound.

We also used to get local lobsters during season.  My husband's friend had a fishing boat and he gave us a whole bag of lobster tails.  There were about 20 in the bag.   
 

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Purple Sage on November 07, 2013, 10:43:12 PM
You could dive off the peninsula and get your own years ago. Now I don't know if they even live here anymore.  I think you can still hunt them on the pacific north coast, not sure about their habitat.

You can still get them imported.  Amazon sells them for about $90 - $150 a pound.
Lord have mercy.  I won't ever eat any in my lifetime at those prices!

We also used to get local lobsters during season.  My husband's friend had a fishing boat and he gave us a whole bag of lobster tails.  There were about 20 in the bag.   
 


You're making me drool!  I need to move to the coast.  At the very least, I could throw out some crab traps.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on November 08, 2013, 06:15:56 AM
I am a clam freak as long as they are tender and juicy.

I have had the same thing said about me.

 :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on November 10, 2013, 04:30:37 PM
Italian Vegetable Soup simmered in the crock pot all day, served over Tortellini.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on November 10, 2013, 06:03:01 PM
Unflied Lice, and chicken terriyaki !
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on November 10, 2013, 09:13:14 PM
Italian Vegetable Soup simmered in the crock pot all day, served over Tortellini.

How did you make it?

I had the best Italian soup at the "Spaghetti Factory" in Costa Mesa. It wasn't anything like minestrone.   I've tried to improvise and make it from memory.  I call it an Italian winter soup.





 
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: seahorse513 on November 11, 2013, 01:34:36 PM
Tonite is tater tot nugget dish!! served with hard cider!! :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on November 11, 2013, 09:25:56 PM
How did you make it?

I had the best Italian soup at the "Spaghetti Factory" in Costa Mesa. It wasn't anything like minestrone.   I've tried to improvise and make it from memory.  I call it an Italian winter soup.




Zucchini, carrots, onions, fresh tomatoes, added some frozen basil pesto, a can of tomatoes, chicken broth and some tomato paste.  At the end I put in some fresh spinach and heated it through.   I cooked up some tortellini and served it over it.  It made a ton, and I froze the rest to either serve over pasta, or eat just plain.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: debk on November 13, 2013, 10:00:20 AM
Tonight is Shepherd's Pie, romaine salad with dried cranberries and candied pecans, blush vinegrette, and Sister Shubert rolls.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Celtic Rose on November 13, 2013, 10:08:44 AM
I have to clean out my fridge today, so I'll be finding out what I can throw together from what I have already.  If all else fails, I'll order Chinese  :tongue:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on November 16, 2013, 08:52:25 PM
I'm out of chicken and pork, so I picked up some flank steak.

I'm also out of dried lemon zest so I used the oranges I bought as a snack.  It sure smells good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on November 16, 2013, 11:51:13 PM
Perfection. :II:

Overdid it a little on the orange zest, but it was cooked perfectly.  Seared on both sides, cooked to 140º in a hot oven, and let it sit for ten minutes.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on November 16, 2013, 11:56:20 PM
What a ripoff.  My cheese danishes are mighty short on the cheese.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike220 on November 17, 2013, 02:04:42 PM
What a ripoff.  My cheese danishes are mighty short on the cheese.

Travesty! We should bomb Denmark!
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Post by: IassaFTots on November 17, 2013, 02:12:32 PM
Lasagna.
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Post by: Chris_ on November 27, 2013, 10:33:43 PM
Country ham slices simmered in Dr. Pepper and vegetable stock with roasted sweet potatoes and bacon.

I hope the ham turns out well.  This is a new one for me.
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Post by: Conservative Libertarian on November 28, 2013, 05:11:04 AM
Country ham slices simmered in Dr. Pepper and vegetable stock with roasted sweet potatoes and bacon.

I hope the ham turns out well.  This is a new one for me.

Yuck...Dr. Pecker...I mean Dr. Pepper?!
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Post by: Mike B the Cajun on November 28, 2013, 07:35:32 AM
Country ham slices simmered in Dr. Pepper and vegetable stock with roasted sweet potatoes and bacon.

I hope the ham turns out well.  This is a new one for me.

Tried ham slices in Coke and chicken stock, it was great!! A for roasted sweet potatoes,  :drool:
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Post by: NHSparky on November 28, 2013, 10:29:52 AM
Ham.  Scoobie is not a traditionalist.
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Post by: Chris_ on November 30, 2013, 07:07:26 PM
Homemade pan pizza (http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2013/01/the-pizza-lab-the-worlds-easiest-pizza-no-knead-no-stretch-pan-pizza.html).

Dough: No-knead bread dough (http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/06/better-no-knead-bread-recipe.html).

This is my first shot at it.  We'll see how it goes.


Oh man, that was really good.  I bought "pizza sauce" because spaghetti sauce doesn't work on pizza.  Good stuff.  Prepare the dough the day before and you'll have enough for four pizzas.  I spent less than ten dollars on ingredients including bread flour (not all-purpose) and yeast.  I probably could have doubled the amount of dough and had enough for eight pizzas.
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Post by: obumazombie on November 30, 2013, 09:07:05 PM
Potato soup, and leftover stuffing.
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Post by: JLO on December 01, 2013, 12:06:11 AM
Homemade pan pizza (http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2013/01/the-pizza-lab-the-worlds-easiest-pizza-no-knead-no-stretch-pan-pizza.html).

Dough: No-knead bread dough (http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/06/better-no-knead-bread-recipe.html).

This is my first shot at it.  We'll see how it goes.


Oh man, that was really good.  I bought "pizza sauce" because spaghetti sauce doesn't work on pizza.  Good stuff.  Prepare the dough the day before and you'll have enough for four pizzas.  I spent less than ten dollars on ingredients including bread flour (not all-purpose) and yeast.  I probably could have doubled the amount of dough and had enough for eight pizzas.

Man, that looks delicious!  :drool:

Thanks for posting the links.   
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Post by: Dblhaul on December 18, 2013, 08:14:52 PM
Homemade pan pizza (http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2013/01/the-pizza-lab-the-worlds-easiest-pizza-no-knead-no-stretch-pan-pizza.html).

Dough: No-knead bread dough (http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/06/better-no-knead-bread-recipe.html).

This is my first shot at it.  We'll see how it goes.


Oh man, that was really good.  I bought "pizza sauce" because spaghetti sauce doesn't work on pizza.  Good stuff.  Prepare the dough the day before and you'll have enough for four pizzas.  I spent less than ten dollars on ingredients including bread flour (not all-purpose) and yeast.  I probably could have doubled the amount of dough and had enough for eight pizzas.

Gonna try this one!
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Post by: Chris_ on December 18, 2013, 08:39:01 PM
It's awesome.  One batch of dough makes three pizzas.
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Post by: Karin on December 20, 2013, 02:31:12 PM
Thanks for the links, Chris, that looks soooo good, but I made the mistake of reading it while starving.   What did you do with the extra dough, if you had enough for four pizzas? 
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Post by: Chris_ on December 20, 2013, 02:35:12 PM
Thanks for the links, Chris, that looks soooo good, but I made the mistake of reading it while starving.   What did you do with the extra dough, if you had enough for four pizzas? 
I baked a loaf of bread with it. 
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Post by: Big Dog on December 21, 2013, 08:13:02 PM
Snowstorm supper:

Roasted Bacon-wrapped chicken thighs, redskin mashed potatoes, Bacon and chicken gravy, green beans, and hot crusty bread with butter.

Ginger cookies from the bakery with cream cheese frosting, strong black coffee and Fundador brandy for dessert.

No cigar, it's too windy outside.
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Post by: seahorse513 on December 21, 2013, 08:16:59 PM
Snowstorm supper:

Roasted Bacon-wrapped chicken thighs, redskin mashed potatoes, Bacon and chicken gravy, green beans, and hot crusty bread with butter.

Ginger cookies from the bakery with cream cheese frosting, strong black coffee and Fundador brandy for dessert.

No cigar, it's too windy outside.
Another delish recipe. I am glad I only read these, cus otherwise  I would be related to Santa!! :rofl:
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Post by: IassaFTots on December 22, 2013, 09:32:48 PM
I wanted a burger so I asked (nicely) biersmythe to grill some.  We had burgers with Dukes Mayo, sliced tomatoes, arugula (from our garden) and smoked gouda.  Damn winter burgers are good!!!!
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Post by: Purple Sage on December 31, 2013, 06:57:31 AM
Corned beef and Cabbage, Butterbeans and Red Potatoes.
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Post by: Eupher on January 02, 2014, 11:22:55 AM
New Year's Eve was Mrs. E's birthday.

I made *Chicken Jump-in-your-face, Wild Rice with gravy, and steam broccoli with real Hollandaise sauce. Oh, and I baked a pie -- note I said I BAKED it. That doesn't mean I MADE it.

It's really hard to beat one of Marie Callendar's pies, AFAIC. Crust is tender and flaky and the fillings are great.

*Whole chicken breasts breaded twice in Italian bread crumbs, sauteed in EVOO and butter, and topped with a slice of country ham and Muenster cheese.
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Post by: thundley4 on January 02, 2014, 04:56:39 PM
Yesterday, my wife fixed a turkey breast for New Year's Day.  Tonight she fried some bacon, then heat up some of the turkey in the bacon grease.

Turkey, bacon and cheese sandwiches for supper tonight.  Quite tasty.
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Post by: obumazombie on January 03, 2014, 05:13:31 AM
Fettucini Alfredo with turkey sausage.
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Post by: Conservative Libertarian on January 03, 2014, 05:30:58 PM
Fettucini Alfredo with turkey sausage.

Sounds interesting.

For New Years Day, we had fessenjoon. It was delicious.
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Post by: Dblhaul on January 03, 2014, 10:14:39 PM
Split pea soup:Ham bones, ham chuncks, carrots, onion, celery and green and yellow dried split peas. salt and pepper and a bit of curry powder.
Corn bread.

Comfort food!
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Post by: Chris_ on January 03, 2014, 10:17:31 PM
Split pea soup:Ham bones, ham chuncks, carrots, onion, celery and green and yellow dried split peas. salt and pepper and a bit of curry powder.
Corn bread.

Comfort food!
Good stuff.  I love split pea soup with lots of ham and fresh baked bread.

I'm thinking of "fancy" sloppy joes made with a cheap roast cut for tomorrow. 
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Post by: JLO on January 04, 2014, 07:59:10 PM
Split pea soup:Ham bones, ham chuncks, carrots, onion, celery and green and yellow dried split peas. salt and pepper and a bit of curry powder.
Corn bread.

Comfort food!

That's pretty much like mine, except  (no curry in mine) I also add:

"a bit of chopped garlic from a jar, 1/4 tsp thyme, a bay leaf or two, and a generous pinch of cayenne pepper." 

Try that and see if that doesn't just notch it up a bit.  :-)
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Post by: Dblhaul on January 06, 2014, 01:02:27 AM
That's pretty much like mine, except  (no curry in mine) I also add:

"a bit of chopped garlic from a jar, 1/4 tsp thyme, a bay leaf or two, and a generous pinch of cayenne pepper." 

Try that and see if that doesn't just notch it up a bit.  :-)
Thanks! Will give it a try!
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Post by: debk on January 06, 2014, 04:37:32 PM
taco fixin's on soft tortillas, homemade guac, Spanish rice
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Post by: Purple Sage on January 08, 2014, 02:49:52 PM
Lid off fried chicken.
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Post by: IassaFTots on January 08, 2014, 03:38:05 PM
Fried fish (cod), cabbage, and mac and cheese I think.
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Post by: Chris_ on January 08, 2014, 03:45:55 PM
Fried fish (cod), cabbage, and mac and cheese I think.
Where do you get cod these days?  I know Kroger isn't selling any.
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Post by: Purple Sage on January 08, 2014, 03:48:00 PM
Where do you get cod these days?  I know Kroger isn't selling any.

HEB has it.  :P
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Post by: IassaFTots on January 08, 2014, 08:16:50 PM
Where do you get cod these days?  I know Kroger isn't selling any.

Well, this was packaged breaded cod fillets...got em at Kroger, believe it or not.  I also have frozen cod fillets I purchased at Kroger. 

Purple Sage, HEB (Central Market) is the only place I can find redfish.  I love redfish.
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Post by: Purple Sage on January 08, 2014, 08:26:28 PM
Well, this was packaged breaded cod fillets...got em at Kroger, believe it or not.  I also have frozen cod fillets I purchased at Kroger. 
Purple Sage, HEB (Central Market) is the only place I can find redfish.  I love redfish.

You and I both.  Another reason I moved Southwest was to get closer to the gulf to catch them.  I leave the skin on one side and throw them skin side down on the barbie after spicing the non-skin side.  When done, they pull right out of the skin.  Pour a shrimp and crab Pontchartrain sauce made with Madeira over the top.  I am in heaven.  I dearly love seafood.   I'd live on the coast if I could stand the humidity.
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Post by: IassaFTots on January 08, 2014, 08:34:29 PM
You and I both.  Another reason I moved Southwest was to get closer to the gulf to catch them.  I leave the skin on one side and throw them skin side down on the barbie after spicing the non-skin side.  When done, they pull right out of the skin.  Pour a shrimp and crab Pontchartrain sauce made with Madeira over the top.  I am in heaven.  I dearly love seafood.   I'd live on the coast if I could stand the humidity.

Yep!  I grill them the same, except we baste with lemon butter while grilling.  Oh Lord.  It's pricey in the restaurants up this way, for a wee little piece.  Best I ever had outside my backyard was down in Rockport. 
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Post by: Purple Sage on January 08, 2014, 08:42:46 PM
Rockport is where I intend to test out the sail line when it warms up enough to go.
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Post by: IassaFTots on January 08, 2014, 08:45:51 PM
Rockport is where I intend to test out the sail line when it warms up enough to go.

Awesome, stop by Charlotte Plummers for some good eats! 
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Post by: Purple Sage on January 08, 2014, 09:04:41 PM
Awesome, stop by Charlotte Plummers for some good eats! 

Thanks for the tip.  :)  ^5
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Post by: obumazombie on January 08, 2014, 09:53:18 PM
Spinach lasagna.
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Post by: Dblhaul on January 13, 2014, 10:59:06 PM
London broil and a garden salad.
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Post by: Purple Sage on January 13, 2014, 11:34:16 PM
We had french onion soup.  I was lazy tonight and didn't feel up to cooking, but we have to eat... Dilemma.  Get off my lazy butt or sit here reading CC?  Hmmm...

Looked in fridge and found leftover beef broth from the stew I had made a few days ago.  Having lots of wine and onion flavor, it fit the bill for FOS.  Found half a dry baguette that was too hard to eat; thus perfect for floating in soup.  Also found an older bag of onions that needed getting rid of before they went bad...and luckily, a half pound of gruyere I intended for another application, but necessary for FOS.  Caramelized the onions, threw in the broth, simmered a bit, poured into bowls containing wedges of the hard-as-a-brick baguette, sprinkled with gruyere, and voila!  Dinner was served.  Everybody was happy including myself as it only took fifteen minutes to throw together.  The rest of them were clueless that it was an "clean out the kitchen" day.
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Post by: Chris_ on January 13, 2014, 11:40:08 PM
The best French onion soup is the kind with bits of meat floating in it. :yum:
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Post by: Karin on January 17, 2014, 03:11:56 PM
I'm making Reubens tonite!   :drool:
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Post by: Chris_ on January 18, 2014, 07:28:04 PM
I had fried tripe and beef tongue for lunch.  The tongue was excellent but the fried tripe was average.  I didn't have any luck finding beef tongue at the store, but I did find a nice London broil. 

Tomorrow is sweet Hawaiian crock pot chicken and rice.
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2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken (I bought thighs.  The recipe says "chicken tenderloin".)
1 cup of pineapple juice
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of soy sauce

Combine and cook for 6-8 hours on low.

Edit:  I don't own a slow cooker and set my oven for 225º for five hours.  That may have been too warm.  My chicken came out a little well done.  I also wound up with far more liquid than I expected.  I had to boil it down to a cup of glaze.  Overall, it's not bad.  I should have left it at 200º and thawed out the pineapple juice I got from the freezer section instead of dumping it in frozen.

x2 edit: skip the slow cooking and use it as a marinade for whole pieces (bone-in) and roast them in the oven.
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Post by: jtyangel on January 19, 2014, 07:45:40 AM
I went out for a late birthday dinner with my guy. Pub/Irish food and beer--lot's of yummy beer. Good stuff! :cheersmate:

As strange as this sounds with all the snow, I feel like I want burgers tonight for dinner.
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Post by: IassaFTots on January 19, 2014, 11:18:25 AM
Tonight will be chicken with artichokes and mushrooms. 
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Post by: Eupher on January 19, 2014, 11:30:13 AM
Texas-style chili.

That means NO beans, NO tomatoes.   :panic:   :tongue:    :fuelfire: 

Just beef (arm roast, to be precise), onion, garlic, cumin, Mexican oregano, s&p, and Anaheim and Poblano chilis (2 each, roasted, peeled, and mostly seeded).

No rice/starch to accompany it. Homey's cuttin' out most carbs these days.
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Post by: IassaFTots on January 19, 2014, 12:38:14 PM
Texas-style chili.

That means NO beans, NO tomatoes.   :panic:   :tongue:    :fuelfire: 

Just beef (arm roast, to be precise), onion, garlic, cumin, Mexican oregano, s&p, and Anaheim and Poblano chilis (2 each, roasted, peeled, and mostly seeded).

No rice/starch to accompany it. Homey's cuttin' out most carbs these days.

Sounds good.  How did you prep the meat?  Cook first and shred?  Dice up and simmer?
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Post by: Eupher on January 19, 2014, 01:39:03 PM
Sounds good.  How did you prep the meat?  Cook first and shred?  Dice up and simmer?

one-inch chunks, simmered in a dutch oven. No shredding. I can't imagine those guys on the Chisholm Trail spent a lot of time "shredding" beef. Adding sour cream or cilantro ain't in the plan, either. They didn't have a refrigerator in the chuck wagon.
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Post by: Big Dog on March 02, 2014, 05:56:32 PM
I'm having friends over for a new cold-weather soup I'm calling...

Cabin Fever Soup

1 3-4 pound eye of round roast
1 lb thick sliced bacon
2 28 oz cans diced tomatoes
1/2 head green cabbage, shredded
1 medium onion, diced
1 tsp minced garlic
6 cups beef stock
Salt
Pepper

Large crock pot (may halve recipe for regular crock pot)

1. Place beef roast in crock pot. Sprinkle salt on the top of the roast.

2. Completely cover the top of the roast with slices of bacon. You will have 2-3 layers of bacon.

3. Cover and roast for 4 hours.

4. Remove beef and bacon to a cutting board.

5. Drain meat juice, returning 1/4 cup to the pot for extra bacony flavor.

6. Add cabbage, onions, and garlic to pot. Toss vegetables, mixing juice onto the vegetables.

7. Cut beef into bite-sized chunks. Add to pot.

8. Cut bacon into small pieces. Add to pot.

9. Add tomatoes, 1/2 tsp salt (optional) and beef stock to pot. Stir.

10. Cover and cook for 4 hours. Stir once each hour.

11. Taste the broth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with crusty bread and cheese.
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Post by: thundley4 on March 02, 2014, 06:26:19 PM
That sounds like it would be good without the cabbage.
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Post by: Purple Sage on March 02, 2014, 11:42:00 PM
Add some caraway seeds to prevent gas for those prone to bloating from cabbage. 
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Post by: Big Dog on March 03, 2014, 05:17:03 AM
That sounds like it would be good without the cabbage.

It was good with it!
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Post by: Lacarnut on March 03, 2014, 09:34:43 AM
That sounds like it would be good without the cabbage.

That was what I was thinking. Just the roast with bacon cooked on top sounds good to me.

I had a fried egg raisin bread sandwich with blueberry jam for breakfast this am. 
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Post by: Eupher on March 03, 2014, 10:36:29 AM
Add some caraway seeds to prevent gas for those prone to bloating from cabbage. 


I don't know about "bloating" so much, but cabbage does give me the farts.   :-)

(Good tip about caraway seeds -- if it works on me. h5)
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Post by: Purple Sage on March 03, 2014, 11:12:46 AM
I don't know about "bloating" so much, but cabbage does give me the farts.   :-)

(Good tip about caraway seeds -- if it works on me. h5)

My family loves cabbage.  It gets rather fragrant around here if I forget the caraway.  Give it a try.
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Post by: Dblhaul on March 10, 2014, 01:06:57 AM
Homemade pizza. Dough with spices, toppings were: bacon, pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, red peppers, onions, cheese and hot red pepper flakes.
Came out great!
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Post by: Purple Sage on March 10, 2014, 01:33:45 AM
We had homemade ravioli.  Leftovers tomorrow.
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Post by: Dori on March 10, 2014, 09:12:09 AM
We had homemade ravioli.  Leftovers tomorrow.

Tri-tip on the grill, wild rice and a big salad.

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Post by: Conservative Libertarian on March 10, 2014, 05:40:13 PM
We had beef kebabs, rice, and interesting persian side dish that was made with yogurt, raisins, walnuts and cucumbers.
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Post by: Dori on March 10, 2014, 05:57:20 PM
Tonight is left-over tri-tip.

Going to make beef and potato burritos with green salsa.

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Post by: IassaFTots on March 10, 2014, 07:07:10 PM
Beef and cabbage stirfry.
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Post by: obumazombie on March 10, 2014, 07:36:22 PM
Spaghetti !
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Post by: Crazy Horse on March 11, 2014, 05:21:50 PM
Smoked pork roast.
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Post by: Dori on March 11, 2014, 06:24:32 PM
Chicken and noodles.

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Post by: IassaFTots on March 11, 2014, 09:05:33 PM
Cobb salad and sourdough bread.
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Post by: Chris_ on March 11, 2014, 09:07:58 PM
fried chicken w/ mac and cheese

(I had a salad for lunch.)
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Post by: Dblhaul on March 12, 2014, 07:59:52 PM
Pork Chops!!!
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Post by: Chris_ on March 12, 2014, 09:13:23 PM
Kroger has been selling buy one/get one frozen shrimp, so I've been doubling-down on boxes of shrimp scampi ($5/lb with 12-oz boxes).
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Post by: seahorse513 on March 17, 2014, 09:17:09 PM
I had lamb, asparagus, scallop potatoes with cheddar and bacon
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Post by: Purple Sage on March 17, 2014, 11:23:52 PM
I had lamb, asparagus, scallop potatoes with cheddar and bacon

We had scalloped potatoes with cheddar and bacon as well as asparagus too!  We had a redfish cooked over on open fire with a pontchartrain sauce instead of lamb, though.  We discussed doing a lamb sometime this week while chowing on the fish.
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Post by: obumazombie on March 18, 2014, 04:22:44 AM
Chicken quesadillas.
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Post by: Wayne on March 18, 2014, 04:33:50 AM
Jambalaya. 2nd attempt ... :stirpot: :heart:
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Post by: IassaFTots on March 18, 2014, 09:20:15 PM
We had scalloped potatoes with cheddar and bacon as well as asparagus too!  We had a redfish cooked over on open fire with a pontchartrain sauce instead of lamb, though.  We discussed doing a lamb sometime this week while chowing on the fish.

OMGILOVEREDFISH. 
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Post by: Chris_ on March 18, 2014, 09:23:30 PM
Red fish, white fish, blue fish, no fish.

Curry vegetable soup and Naan.
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Post by: seahorse513 on March 19, 2014, 04:31:52 PM
We had scalloped potatoes with cheddar and bacon as well as asparagus too!  We had a redfish cooked over on open fire with a pontchartrain sauce instead of lamb, though.  We discussed doing a lamb sometime this week while chowing on the fish.
great minds think alike!! :-)
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Post by: JohnnyReb on March 19, 2014, 07:35:33 PM
McDee cheeseburger and fries. The wife bought it and I ate it. Moochelle Obama be damned.
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Post by: Purple Sage on March 19, 2014, 07:42:19 PM
great minds think alike!! :-)

We did enough lamb yesterday for leftovers today!   :yahoo:
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Post by: Conservative Libertarian on March 26, 2014, 07:54:33 PM
We had Ghormeh Sabzi with lamb meat.

http://www.farsinet.com/farsieats/recipes/ghormeh_sabzi.htmlhttp://www.farsinet.com/farsieats/recipes/ghormeh_sabzi.html (http://www.farsinet.com/farsieats/recipes/ghormeh_sabzi.html)
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Post by: Crazy Horse on March 31, 2014, 05:43:20 PM
OMGILOVEREDFISH. 

Can you buy wild caught redfish??
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Post by: Purple Sage on March 31, 2014, 09:55:13 PM
Can you buy wild caught redfish??

I haven't seen them for sale in grocery stores.  I think the net ban is still in place in Texas, but not positive. You might be able to get them on the wharves.

Restaurants have them again after they disappeared from menus for a while in the late 80s to early 90s.  Somebody must be selling them.
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Post by: IassaFTots on March 31, 2014, 09:57:44 PM
Can you buy wild caught redfish??

I could off a pier, when I went to visit my Mom in Rockport...not up here, it's store bought, but caught on the Gulf Coast.  I get them from a chain store, Central Market, that is owned by HEB who is down south of here.
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Post by: Purple Sage on March 31, 2014, 09:58:14 PM
My son made the best General Tsou's Chicken tonight.  'Twas wonderful!  He is becoming quite the cook.  Much better than I could ever hope to be.  :)
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Post by: Purple Sage on March 31, 2014, 09:59:18 PM
I could off a pier, when I went to visit my Mom in Rockport...not up here, it's store bought, but caught on the Gulf Coast.  I get them from a chain store, Central Market, that is owned by HEB who is down south of here.

I remember you telling me that now.  My old-timer's will be the death of me!  I still haven't seen any here, unfortunately.  :(
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Post by: IassaFTots on March 31, 2014, 10:02:00 PM
I remember you telling me that now.  My old-timer's will be the death of me!  I still haven't seen any here, unfortunately.  :(

I had a 'hankering' for it, and the price was close to reasonable....$12.99 a pound.  It was close enough to something I would spend my money on it, and it was worth it!  It will go down to about 8.99 a pound for a full fish later in the season.  Hopefully.
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Post by: Chris_ on March 31, 2014, 10:02:05 PM
My son made the best General Tsou's Chicken tonight.  'Twas wonderful!  He is becoming quite the cook.  Much better than I could ever hope to be.  :)
If he was in the Navy, he would have been Adrmiral Tso.
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Post by: Purple Sage on April 01, 2014, 02:17:27 AM
I had a 'hankering' for it, and the price was close to reasonable....$12.99 a pound.  It was close enough to something I would spend my money on it, and it was worth it!  It will go down to about 8.99 a pound for a full fish later in the season.  Hopefully.

I'm going to have to ask the guy behind the fish counter at my HEB, "Where's the redfish!"  I'm lucky that I have a neighbor that catches them and brings them to me when we haven't been down there in a while, but I'd like to be able to get them myself when I have a "hankerin'" which I often do.  In fact, I have one right this minute.   :argh:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on April 02, 2014, 02:02:37 PM
Looks like Fettuccine with chicken, broccoli, and tomato's.  :drool:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on April 02, 2014, 02:33:18 PM
Looks like Fettuccine with chicken, broccoli, and tomato's.  :drool:

Sounds good.  How do you make it?  I like to throw some zucchini, onions, mushrooms and olives in with mine. 


Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CollectivismMustDie on April 08, 2014, 11:57:20 PM
Tonight was a ribeye for myself, and country pork ribs for the wife, with steak fries of course.

Ran out of propane about 1/3 of the way through, but the steak saver saved the day:

(http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mM8GBhjcv-9AzzLJjFrz9ww.jpg)

A very handy thing to have around, when your 20 pounder runs out and all you've got is throwaways laying around.

CMD

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Crazy Horse on April 09, 2014, 04:34:53 PM
I'm going to have to ask the guy behind the fish counter at my HEB, "Where's the redfish!"  I'm lucky that I have a neighbor that catches them and brings them to me when we haven't been down there in a while, but I'd like to be able to get them myself when I have a "hankerin'" which I often do.  In fact, I have one right this minute.   :argh:

We can still buy fresh local wild caught drum here.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on April 10, 2014, 06:33:36 AM
Friday night: Applewood smoked beef ribs and smoked summer sausage. Planning for beaucoup leftovers!

Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 10, 2014, 09:33:27 PM
I know most here will find this gross, but I made a "from scratch" broccoli rice casserole today, the recipe called for a wild rice blend and it was GOOD!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on April 10, 2014, 09:54:00 PM
I know most here will find this gross, but I made a "from scratch" broccoli rice casserole today, the recipe called for a wild rice blend and it was GOOD!

Does it have bacon in it?

 :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on April 10, 2014, 09:54:23 PM
I know most here will find this gross, but I made a "from scratch" broccoli rice casserole today, the recipe called for a wild rice blend and it was GOOD!
Count me for a "not gross". I think it sounds good.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 10, 2014, 09:55:29 PM
Does it have bacon in it?

 :-)

No bacon, but bacon would have made it better.   :naughty:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on April 10, 2014, 09:59:19 PM
No bacon, but bacon would have made it better.   :naughty:

I like the way your mind works.

BTW, I like broccoli and rice casserole with cheese. I wouldn't think it gross at all.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: IassaFTots on April 11, 2014, 02:38:19 PM
I like the way your mind works.

BTW, I like broccoli and rice casserole with cheese. I wouldn't think it gross at all.

But I used a wild rice blend.  That might be off putting, but I thought it turned out pretty well.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on April 15, 2014, 09:10:30 PM
But I used a wild rice blend.  That might be off putting, but I thought it turned out pretty well.

It wouldn't put me off. I like wild rice.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on April 15, 2014, 09:17:56 PM
Tonight - quinoa!

I went down to the hippy mart and bought a bag of quinoa. I took it home, and threw it out in the yard. A wild turkey crossed the road and ate the quinoa. I shot the turkey, and roasted him.

(http://www.kingofpork.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/How-Long-to-Roast-Turkey.jpg)

Mmmmmm-mmmm! That quinoa stuff worked out pretty good after all!


Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on April 15, 2014, 09:20:48 PM
It wouldn't put me off. I like wild rice.

I like it too.  Has a nutty flavor  :)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on April 16, 2014, 11:26:24 PM
Chicken and spiral noodles.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Conservative Libertarian on April 17, 2014, 07:59:21 PM
Tonight - quinoa!

I went down to the hippy mart and bought a bag of quinoa. I took it home, and threw it out in the yard. A wild turkey crossed the road and ate the quinoa. I shot the turkey, and roasted him.

(http://www.kingofpork.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/How-Long-to-Roast-Turkey.jpg)

Mmmmmm-mmmm! That quinoa stuff worked out pretty good after all!




 :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on June 06, 2014, 09:23:40 PM
I ate leftover rice casserole, a P&J sandwich, and iced tea. Dinner.
The end.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 06, 2014, 09:54:59 PM
Roasted chicken with macaroni and cheese.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on June 07, 2014, 09:47:39 AM
The Lucky Luke Meneke.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 08, 2014, 01:34:48 PM
Ribs.  :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ2nL7VGOFs[/youtube]
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on June 08, 2014, 05:00:32 PM
The Lucky Luke Meneke.


I misspelled it...
Mennecke.
There, don't I feel better ?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 09, 2014, 12:43:11 AM
Oh man, that sauce is pure pork goodness. 

I ended up buying "loin-attached" ribs... there's a generous cut of meat attached to them that took a lot longer than 2-1/2 hours to cook.  They're not your usual baby-back rib.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: SaintLouieWoman on June 10, 2014, 09:34:22 AM
Oh man, that sauce is pure pork goodness. 

I ended up buying "loin-attached" ribs... there's a generous cut of meat attached to them that took a lot longer than 2-1/2 hours to cook.  They're not your usual baby-back rib.

Sounds good. SR and I haven't made ribs in years. Last night SR grilled chicken legs and I made the salads and veggies.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wineslob on June 10, 2014, 02:40:37 PM
Garlic Chicken Goo
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on June 10, 2014, 03:33:44 PM
Chicken salad Marsala.
Minus the Marsala.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JohnnyReb on June 10, 2014, 05:38:58 PM
Momma's baby boy is gone on a 3 week adventure out west.....sooooooo, I'm accepting care packages if you get my drift. :-)
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 21, 2014, 08:11:32 PM
I'm making bacon jam.  I'll let you know how it turns out.

Edit: Less bacony, more jam like. I should have cooked the bacon before slicing it and added a little salt.  I may have used too much brown sugar.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mr Mannn on June 22, 2014, 12:02:41 AM
I ordered a pizza because one of the DUmmy threads said that is all we at CC eat, pizza and junk food.

They have no idea of the culinary delights that I, the great Mannn concoct with but simple tools and a microwave.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on June 22, 2014, 01:23:39 AM
Shrimp, sauteed mushrooms, salad.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike B the Cajun on June 22, 2014, 05:45:48 PM
Miss Chris' famous turkey-neck-sausage gumbo and potato salad. Pure heaven!
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 22, 2014, 09:20:10 PM
The second batch of bacon jam turned out much better.  The "original" recipe said to cut up the bacon and cooking it one big pot... it resulted it a big pot of boiled meat.  Worthless.  I know how to cook bacon -- that's what I get for following someone else's recipe. :mad:

I cooked the bacon in batches until it was crispy.  It gave me a lot more oil to cook the onion and resulted in a much better product.  Toss in the brown sugar and apples and it was almost perfect.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 25, 2014, 09:21:44 PM
Pork spareribs are on sale, $1.99/lb.  Picked up a couple of racks and they're resting in the refrigerator under a liberal dose of rub.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JohnnyReb on June 25, 2014, 11:04:42 PM
Stewed squash & onions, fried okra, peas, sliced tomatoes, all fresh from the garden and a microwaved leftover pork chop from last night that was bought at WAL-MART.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Big Dog on June 26, 2014, 07:55:03 AM
The second batch of bacon jam turned out much better.  The "original" recipe said to cut up the bacon and cooking it one big pot... it resulted it a big pot of boiled meat.  Worthless.  I know how to cook bacon -- that's what I get for following someone else's recipe. :mad:

I cooked the bacon in batches until it was crispy.  It gave me a lot more oil to cook the onion and resulted in a much better product.  Toss in the brown sugar and apples and it was almost perfect.

Mmmmm.... bacon jam....
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Karin on June 26, 2014, 04:46:53 PM
I've never tried bacon jam.  What do you do with it?
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 26, 2014, 05:06:49 PM
I tried it on a peanut butter sandwich.  It was okay.

I'll warm some up and try it with my pork ribs tonight.  It would be a good burger topping.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 26, 2014, 11:43:02 PM
4-1/2 hours later, my ribs are done.  Now to work on the sauce.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Fourwinds on June 27, 2014, 01:15:43 AM
Just rice and beans for me tonight. I have a pretty unrefined palate to be honest.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 27, 2014, 01:17:48 AM
Just rice and beans for me tonight. I have a pretty unrefined palate to be honest.
I usually buy in bulk and will eat the same thing for an entire week.  Doesn't bother me at all.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Fourwinds on June 27, 2014, 01:24:05 AM
I usually buy in bulk and will eat the same thing for an entire week.  Doesn't bother me at all.

Yeah, same here. About the only constant is I tend to eat fresh, and save the canned stuff for a time when it's needed. I like to joke that Gordon Ramsay would probably gag on what I consider pretty decent eating.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Dori on June 27, 2014, 12:02:49 PM
Spaghetti and salad.

Made it last night and there is plenty left over for tonight.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wayne on June 27, 2014, 12:25:41 PM
  Rolled rump roast . In the crock pot on low with veggies..
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on June 29, 2014, 06:14:15 PM
Zucchini casserole.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Fourwinds on June 30, 2014, 09:34:51 PM
Having some Spam with scrambled eggs yum
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on June 30, 2014, 11:13:11 PM
Chicken salad.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chris_ on June 30, 2014, 11:15:47 PM
Shrimp scampi and toast with bacon jam.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike B the Cajun on July 01, 2014, 07:53:29 PM
Oven-roasted pork loin, rice and gravy, green beans, head lettuce salad with homemade 1000-Island dressing, bread pudding with rum sauce.  **BURP**  :)



Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: SaintLouieWoman on July 01, 2014, 08:08:17 PM
Oven-roasted pork loin, rice and gravy, green beans, head lettuce salad with homemade 1000-Island dressing, bread pudding with rum sauce.  **BURP**  :)





Show-off!! Just kidding, sounds delicious. We're only having a salad and a baguette of Italian bread (got on sale at Publix bakery today).
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mike B the Cajun on July 02, 2014, 08:24:54 PM
Show-off!! Just kidding, sounds delicious. We're only having a salad and a baguette of Italian bread (got on sale at Publix bakery today).

Part of my diet is to eat 1 complete meal a day, with a breakfast shake and a bowl of soup for lunch. Of those 1-a-day complete meals, once or twice a month, we spurge and really eat a vey nice meal with al the trimmings.

This was that meal.  (I lost almost 50 lbs. in 6 months eating like that.)      :yahoo:


Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JohnnyReb on July 03, 2014, 10:19:37 AM
Finally got my BLTs last night....they were juice-dripping-off-the-elbows good too.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obumazombie on July 03, 2014, 12:15:20 PM
Sloppy Joe last night.
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: catsmtrods on July 03, 2014, 12:48:22 PM
Haven't indulged in a long time so to start off my 5 day vacation with my wife I got 2 live lobsters and corn on the cob in the steamer outside, a fresh salad from the garden and so Shock Top beer!  :cheersmate:
Title: Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
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