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post #121 of 1539
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I was chatting with someone online about the old Horn & Hardart -- not the Automats, but the regular service restaurants. There was one that we both went to as kids (not that we ever knew each other then ;) ). My favorite meal then was a vegetable plate. So combining that thought with the receipt of 12 pounds :eek: of Rancho Gordo beans, last night we had a mostly veg dinner of:
  • Plain boiled Christmas lima beans
  • Baked halved kabocha squash with butter and maple syrup
  • Corn/black bean/bell pepper/ onion mix
  • Creamed spinach (chopped spinach with Neufchatel cheese)
  • Turkey breakfast sausages
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post #122 of 1539
Lunch today was stirfry vegetables (bok choy, shiitaki's, cabbage, celery, onions, sprouts, etc, etc.) in a hot and sour black bean sauce served over steamed chicken and vegetable potstickers. Make it by the gallon so I can foodsaver and pull it outta the freezer for the next 2 weeks or so.

Dinner tonight will be hot Italian roast beef sands with fried peppers and orzo "risotto" with mushrooms.
post #123 of 1539
With produce taking a hit lately due to bad weather, I was delighted to find some good-smelling strawberries at Sam's Club. I bought four quarts and had a big bowl of them for lunch today. Mmmmm....

I have some "country spareribs"- really boneless bits of pork loin- and will slow-roast them with a spice rub (sage, black pepper, garlic powder, salt, smoked paprika, a tiny bit of brown sugar). They were insanely cheap. Like Oldschool, I also have a FoodSaver, so some will go in the freezer for later. Makes the perfect Shabbat dinner, doesn't it? :crazy:
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post #124 of 1539
We had loin of cod, with stir fried veg: onions, broccoli, bok choi, and green peppers in a soy sauce dressing.

No puds.
post #125 of 1539
Last night for dinner I made tilapia baked in the oven with lemon juice and thinly sliced avacado...sauteed veggies with just a dash of soy for flavor and tater tots..
post #126 of 1539
Yeah Mez, Isn't it the greatest thing since sliced.....:cool:

I can't figure out what I did before I had one. Certainly has made it necessary to invest in a second refrig/freezer though. :smiles:

Actually we had too much of the beef so the rest went into the freezer too.:D


BTW the ribs sounded pretty doged gone appetizing so I pulled some of the ribs I did a couple weeks ago out of the freezer. Might be dinner for tomorrow:D
post #127 of 1539

Salt Cod Bouillabase

Salt Cod Bouillabase.. to which my girlfriend replies EEEEWWW, that's gross! But has she ever tried it.. no.
post #128 of 1539
Smoked Cheddar and crackers, Salted peanuts in the shell, Pepperocinis, celery and cheese and a big old Bloody Mary (well spiced of course). Wifey and the daughter had a burger. The perfect end from todays activities.:D :roll:
post #129 of 1539
[quote=oldschool1982;155580]Lunch today was stirfry vegetables (bok choy, shiitaki's, cabbage, celery, onions, sprouts, etc, etc.) in a hot and sour black bean sauce served over steamed chicken and vegetable potstickers. Make it by the gallon so I can foodsaver and pull it outta the freezer for the next 2 weeks or so.

Dinner tonight will be hot Italian roast beef sands with fried peppers and orzo "risotto" with mushrooms.[/quote

mmmmm black bean sauce. I never tried one. do you have a recipe? I would really appreciate it.

Thanks
post #130 of 1539
Panonthefire

Here's the shopping list. The ingredients are from memory but I have a recipe for proportions somewhere in a file on the computer. I sent ya an email too.
-Ginger , fresh, chopped fine
-Garlic, fresh, chopped fine
-Black bean paste*
-Soy sauce
-Sake
-Dark brown sugar
-Fish sauce
-Fresh Cilantro, chopped coarse
-Chicken stock
-Sesame oil
-Cornstarch

*If black bean paste is unavailable soak fermented black beans in a mixture of sake and soy sauce overnight
post #131 of 1539
Dinner tonite was grilled chicken breast w/ roasted red pepper compound butter, Elk-shaped pasta (from IKEA) w/ alfredo sauce (yeah I know- but the kids will eat it) , peas, mixed green salad w/ feta. and dessert: apple galatte and because I had never made one- chocolate souffle' (turned out well)
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post #132 of 1539
With big, fat snow flakes falling, tonite will be a good nite for beef stew served over spaetzel and clementine oranges for desert. Not fancy, just good, hot winter food. :lips:
post #133 of 1539
Made chicken lo mein tonight, followed recipe in Betty Crocker cookbook:( Won't make that mistake twice. It would've tasted better if I ate the recipe page itself! Last time I make snap decision to use "grandma's old cookbook" for inspiration!

M.C.
post #134 of 1539
Today was supposed to be in the low 30's and nasty with the threat of a winter ice storm. Well things never set in but I still planned a meal that was suitable for that weather not the 56deg it it is currently out there. (Not that I'm complaining.):crazy:

So tonight we're having Chicken Florentine Soup (cream base) with cheese Tortelloni. Just a break from the norm of cream of chicken noodle. Just waiting on the family to get home and... Mangia!
post #135 of 1539
:lol: I know what you mean!!

Tonight, we're having chicken with garlic and wine sauce over roasted potatoes and whatever veg DH brings back from the grocery. I hope it's butternut squash. I'm really in the mood for that!
post #136 of 1539
Making a fire to roast complaining wait staff on. Not making anything special for complaining wait staff.

Seriously, smoking racks of lamb for v-day... and thinking about portioning and roasting stuffed leg of waitron.
post #137 of 1539
This evening's dinner will be medallions of lamb with redcurrant sauce, cooked en papilotte and served with tenderstem broccoli and la ratte salad potatoes and redwine/redcurrant gravy.
post #138 of 1539
We (the wife and I) decided to have a romantic dinner after the kids had gone to sleep :)

After bath time...there really wasn't too much time for prep or cooking. I hadn't eaten all day (busy busy busy...darn snow!:mad: ) so it was time for a fast meal.

We had some yellowfin tuna (marinated in sesame oil, soy, ginger and garlic) then seared to a nice rare...served atop two leaves of butter lettuce. Beside this were three seared large sea scallops.

Even though things were a bit unorganized...everything turned out pretty good. I've been real happy with the quality of seafood I've been getting...it's really made all the difference!

g'day all :)
dan
post #139 of 1539
I marinated a whole chicken in lemon, orange and lime juices plus garlic, cardamom, pepper, salt, onion and parsley. I roasted it in my convection/microwave oven and served it with sauteed zucchini with parmesan cheese.

Leftovers will be made into curried chicken salad in whole wheat pita for several days' lunches.
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post #140 of 1539
Since we're getting 2 feet of snow by evening-
The hubby and I are doing "Thanksgiving Re-Visited". A 24lb butterball turkey is going to roast in the oven and be basted with a sage/butter/wine sauce. We're having New England style bread stuffing, mashed roasted garlic spuds, baby pearled onions in a creamy white sauce with a touch of nutmeg, and roasted acorn squash with a maple/butter glaze. On the side? A lovely Garden salad!
At least the kitchen will be toasty!
M.C.
post #141 of 1539
Boeuf Bourguignonne and heart-shaped souffles made in some heart shaped le creuset ramekins which only see the light of day on Valentine's Day.:smiles:
post #142 of 1539
Homemade burgers with potato wedges.Oh,and a bottle of Bollinger drunk from the cheapest glasses we can find.Now THAT'S class!!:D
post #143 of 1539
Tonight, being Valentines and all, I found a nice PSMO Tenderloin at the local Ukrops for 8.37lb and then 12.00 off. So we're having hand cut Filet Mignon au poivre, orzo "rissotto" with shiitaki's and proscuitto (the one I failed to make the other night), greenbeans almondine criossants and Raspberry/chocolate Bombe for dessert.
post #144 of 1539
Maine- that sounds good! Sometimes nice to do a "holiday" meal when it's not that holiday.
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post #145 of 1539

Valentine's dinner

Was supposed to be duck- brought to me by a friend, but once thawed, duck didn't quite seem right- guessing that handling and processing were not as sanitary as I prefer- so duck went into garbage.
Was replaced with chicken breast, sliced and seared, topped with a pomagranite cherry glaze, basmati rice, and a dark green salad. Dessert- the heart shaped chocolate cake my daughter and I made the night before (with lots of sprinkles!!.... LOL)
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post #146 of 1539
Yesterday I felt like trying something "light" in consideration of a friend so the menu was:

Quinoa served pilaf style with lemon, raisins, and Middle Eastern spices (So I snuck a few tablespoons of butter into it)
roasted zucchini and carrot
sauteed king oyster mushrooms and asparagus
Pan roasted sablefish (that I had problems with mentioned elsewhere)

Creme Caramel.
"If it's chicken, chicken a la king. If it's fish, fish a la king. If it's turkey, fish a la king." -Bender
"If it's chicken, chicken a la king. If it's fish, fish a la king. If it's turkey, fish a la king." -Bender
post #147 of 1539
The other night I had a very simple idea for Turkey Burgers "Maui Style"

I used..

1.5 lbs of ground turkey
1 Egg raw
1/2 Cup of Panko Bread Crumbs
Pineapple Slices
White American Cheese (sliced)
Salt and Pepper
Teriyaki Sauce
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I mixed the ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper together and made patties.

I paper toweled the pineapple slices dry and then in a hot pan I drizzled about 1 tbsp of EVOO and seared the pineapple slices on both sides and set aside.

Next I drizzled about 2 tbsp of EVOO over the still hot pan and laid out the patties to cook, once they were done on the bottom I flipped them and put a pineapple slice on each patty and drizzled teriyaki over the top and filled the little hole in the pineapple with more teriyaki sauce. Once the patty was nearly cooked through I drizzled a little more teriyaki and then topped with a slice of cheese.

I served these on kaiser rolls and let the wife and kids finish them with whatever condiments and such they liked. Big hit!
Mike

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post #148 of 1539
Last night, we had a private teaching party at school- menu was:
crab, mushroom and olive stuffed portabello mushrooms
mediterranean salad
itallian vegies sauteed w/ wine
roast fingerling potatoes
beef wellington stuffed w/ carmelized onion, mushrooms, & spinich
bread
dessert: poached pears w/ chocolate sauce & Grand Marinar flambe'
I did veggies and potatoes- long nite- worked (day job- 8 hours) then immediately followed by 6 hours working the party. Tired!
(plus ran home on lunch break from work to put together dinner for family- burritos- left beans cooking in crock pot, had to mash them up and prep everything else) Nothing like having to cook in two places. LOL

Old school- thought the real estate stress was behind you? How frustrating- enough to make you loose your appetite!:p
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post #149 of 1539
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The last couple of weeks have entailed lots of travel by one or the other of us, and meetings, not much cooking. :cry: In fact, since last the beginning of the month I've only made dinner 7 times. Otherwise it's been eating out or bringing stuff in, or eating the leftovers. But tonight, ahhhhhhh: my supermarket had oxtails yesterday, so I made a big batch in the slow cooker with Jamaican curry powder, adobo seasoning, sauteed chopped onion, sliced garlic, diced carrots, minced lemongrass and fresh ginger, and dried thyme, with beef stock and :look: condensed tomato soup :p for liquid. Will serve it over white rice, maybe with some beans on the side, and a salad of all romaine lettuce. And a spicy red wine. Finger-lickin' good! :D And I have at least 5 more meals to put away in the freezer to just heat and eat when time is short. I just loooooooooooove oxtails!
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post #150 of 1539
Suzanne that does sound yummy!! I love oxtails too, but they're difficult to find where I live and shop.

For Valentine's Day I made a simple dinner: Caesar salads, steaks, baked polenta and lemon-butter asparagus. Dessert was homemade chocolate truffles.

Yesterday I spotted some really fresh bok choy in the store, and sirloin was on sale, so I made a stir fry with that plus baby spinach, red peppers, broccoli and green onions. It was all seasoned with a Ponzu, ginger, sesame oil, garlic and black pepper. Leftovers made a nice lunch today.
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