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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Question  Posted: 7:10 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

We got tired of the available takeout in our area because we always seem to be disappointed, so I made:

Meatless Pad Thai
Thai Cucumber Salad
Chicken Satay w/ Peanut Sauce

DD said the satay is on her "Best Things I've Ever Eaten" list now.

What's the food buzz in your house tonight?


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Default  Posted: 7:44 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

so far I've had Oreos because we got a variety box of those 6-count Nabisco cookies free with our office supply order at work today, and I snagged an extra pack to take home with me.

I was supposed to cook the pork chops in the fridge...


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Default  Posted: 8:11 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

McDonalds...

What the hell... we've been good all week.


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Default  Posted: 9:02 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

McDonalds...
What the hell... we've been good all week.

I didn't feel like cooking last night, so we had McCrap. It was so freakin' salty!


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Default  Posted: 9:05 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

I cooked dinner for my son and his friend this evening. Frozen pizza from Costco!

Honestly, I can and normally do better than that. I was done for the week, though.


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Default  Posted: 9:13 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

Homemade pizza. Friday night ritual 😁


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Default  Posted: 9:16 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

I forgot to make something earlier, so I just had some pizza rolls. DS7 had left over chicken with fruit. DS6 had mac and cheese.


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Default  Posted: 10:30 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

Leftovers--kale, mashed potatoes and rotisserie chicken from the store.

Also ate some of the totally fallen apart cake I made. Think the oven runs a little cool here or something! It will still be edible but leaving half of it in the pan is uh not ideal...


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Default  Posted: 12:11 AM, May 3rd (Saturday)

I'm attending a two-day training for work on the New Hampshire seacoast. Tonight we had a catered Greek meal: Shrimp & orzo salad, oregano chicken, a pasta dish, grilled vegies and a Greek salad. Red velvet cupcakes for dessert.

Tomorrow will be lunch from a local seafood place--lobsta rolls


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Default  Posted: 3:04 AM, May 3rd (Saturday)

Marinated tomatoes and a loaf of fresh baked rye bread


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Default  Posted: 8:58 AM, May 3rd (Saturday)

H and DD have gone to pick-your-own strawberry farm. When they return, they'll make waffles, spread them with Nutella and strawberries, top them with whipped cream, then NOMNOMNOM them!

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Default  Posted: 10:30 AM, May 3rd (Saturday)

Tomorrow will be lunch from a local seafood place--lobsta rolls

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Default  Posted: 10:58 AM, May 3rd (Saturday)

Tonight is homemade pizzas. I will make the dough in the bread maker this afternoon. Mine will be chicken and bacon and tomatoes. Not sure on the others



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Default  Posted: 11:21 AM, May 3rd (Saturday)

Cheaters Rice and Beans and salad

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Default  Posted: 1:07 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

We decided to do a Lowcountry Boil tonight (outside, so the house won't get too stinky!) and have Strawberry Shortcake for dessert.

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Default  Posted: 4:52 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

Well, today is leftovers of yesterday's dinner, which was Pineapple Beef.

Beef tritip thinly sliced and marinated with pineapple chunks in teriyaki sauce, all stir fried with whatever vegetables I have around. This time it was carrots, scallions, mushrooms and red cabbage. Served over jasmine rice.

Nummers.


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Default  Posted: 4:54 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

ThoughtIKnewYa
We decided to do a Lowcountry Boil tonight (outside, so the house won't get too stinky!)
Now I have to google Lowcountry Boil...

OMG I'll be right over.

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Default  Posted: 5:17 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

Black bean burgers with homemade potato salad (a lame attempt at recreating my Mom's legendary recipe).


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Default  Posted: 5:53 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

still have pork chops in the fridge. still don't wanna cook them. was really hoping DS22 would work his magic in the kitchen.

sigh

maybe I'll order a pizza...


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Default  Posted: 6:02 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

Now I have to google Lowcountry Boil...
OMG I'll be right over.
It was goooooooood!!! I like to use the Zatarain's Crab boil and I let it boil for a couple of hours to get the water nice and flavorful before we add anything.

still have pork chops in the fridge. still don't wanna cook them. was really hoping DS22 would work his magic in the kitchen.
You should cook them, so they don't go bad. You can cook them in the oven with a nice rub, bbq sauce, or something like that.

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Default  Posted: 7:34 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

still have pork chops in the fridge. still don't wanna cook them. was really hoping DS22 would work his magic in the kitchen.

Toss them in the crockpot with your favorite BBQ sauce. Then you can just reheat them whenever your ready. That way they don't spoil.


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Default  Posted: 7:54 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

nowiknow23
black bean burger

Okay how does the black bean burger work? Is there any meat? Just black beans mixed in? This sounds strange. Curious.


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Default  Posted: 8:01 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

ThoughtIKnewYa
I like to use the Zatarain's Crab boil
Just the word Zatarain makes me quiver.

Also...Nutella! If you have not yet tried it there is an organic Nutella like product called Nocciolata that I became addicted to over the holidays because Costco was selling it in 3 jar packs. I put that stuff on everything. Ice Cream, pancakes, english muffins with cream cheese, shortbread, you name it. Worth trying if you can get it but I warn you! It's hard to stop eating it.


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Default  Posted: 8:21 PM, May 3rd (Saturday)

Okay how does the black bean burger work? Is there any meat? Just black beans mixed in? This sounds strange. Curious.

I don't make them, I just grill them. They are Morningstar Farms Chipotle Black Bean burgers. I get them at Costco by the ton.

I'm not a vegetarian (I love steak and bacon FAR too much for that to ever happen), but I do go meatless often. And these are the best meatless burgers I've ever found. When this box runs out, I'm going to try this homemade version - http://iowagirleats.com/2012/06/18/chipotle-black-bean-burgers/

ps: My dinner plans were usurped by DS bringing home my absolute favorite pizza on a lark. So the black bean burgers and potato salad have been delayed until tomorrow.


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Default  Posted: 2:08 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

Today's dinner plan. It's going to involve ground bison. I haven't much used this protein but I've eaten it in burger form a few times and it was fairly tasty.

The plan is to season it with um...suggestions? It has a slightly more game taste than beef or turkey so what works well with venison, for example? I'll probably go with the classics of oregano and thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.

Anyway, I'm gonna brown it, then brown some onions in what's left in the pan, then make a roux out of that and then add some beef stock to make a kind of rich gravy. Add the browned meat back in and serve over egg noodles or whatever starch, really. BS likes egg noodles. It works well with vegetables to make it more stewish but just meat and gravy satisfies as well.

So that's the plan! What're y'all having tonight?


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Default  Posted: 2:51 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

I think I'm going to whip together a quick stir-fry. The leftovers will be convenient to have for lunches at work during the week.


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Default  Posted: 3:55 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

We had:

Grilled Rib Eye
Grilled Balsamic Marinated Shrimp
Grilled Eggplant slices
Steamed Corn on the Cob
Sautéed Mushroom & Onions
Sliced Tomatoes
and
Bread & Butter Pickles...

I'm stufffffffffeeeeddd


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Default  Posted: 4:26 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

jrc1963
Grilled Rib Eye
Grilled Balsamic Marinated Shrimp
Grilled Eggplant slices
Okay I have to confess that I am completely intimidated by grilling. I always feel like the deck is going to burst into flames or the propane is going to explode. It just feels fraught. Probably because I've never studied it.

Anyway, that sounds delicious to my taste buds. Glad you had bountiful blessings of food today.


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Default  Posted: 4:44 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

We're doing a potluck thing to use up leftovers, so we'll have
Pad Thai
Satay
Potatoes, sausage and corn left over from the Boil
Pigs in blankies
Spinach/Artichoke (and a bunch of other veggies)dip on toast points
Tomato Bruschetta w/ fresh pesto
Strawberry Ice Cream

[This message edited by ThoughtIKnewYa at 4:44 PM, May 4th (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 4:54 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

ThoughtIKnewYa
Pad Thai
Satay
Potatoes, sausage and corn left over from the Boil
Pigs in blankies
Spinach/Artichoke (and a bunch of other veggies)dip on toast points
Tomato Bruschetta w/ fresh pesto
Strawberry Ice Cream
Ahhh yes, international night. Are those strawberries from the aforementioned U-pick haul?


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Default  Posted: 8:18 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

Okay I have to confess that I am completely intimidated by grilling. I always feel like the deck is going to burst into flames or the propane is going to explode. It just feels fraught. Probably because I've never studied it.

With today's gas grills you have little to fear!!

Give it a try... you'll love it.

Just make sure you have an instant read meat thermometer to check the doneness of your meats!


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Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, May 5th (Monday)

Last night's dinner plan did not come together. Was too tired from gardening to spend much time on cooking so I made patty melts with the ground bison. Salt and pepper only. Sauteed onions. Good cheddar. Good sourdough. It worked. Now I have half a pound of ground bison left.

Tonight's dinner. Buffalo Quesadillas. Which is very much not the same thing as a cow pie.

May your table be bountiful.


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Default  Posted: 7:26 PM, May 5th (Monday)

My dinner plan was a pasta casserole. I went downstairs to put in a load of laundry and while I was down there my 10 month old lab ate the meat. .
I'm very lucky he didn't burn himself. Luckily I had it on very low. I can't believe how bold this dog is.

Anyway.. thankfully I had cooked and shredded some chicken and thrown it in the freezer yesterday. So I pulled that out and made fajitas pretty quickly.
I love my pup but he's a food stealing jerk.



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Default  Posted: 7:47 PM, May 5th (Monday)

Metamorphosis
my 10 month old lab ate the meat. .
I'm very lucky he didn't burn himself. Luckily I had it on very low. I can't believe how bold this dog is.
At that age that's the kind of thing you almost want them to have a small amount of self inflicted suffering from so they have an incentive not to do it again. When she first came to live with us our cat jumped from a table to the top of the woodstove. Exactly once.

Anyway, I'm glad you had a plan B. It's always good to have a plan B!

ETA: Actually it was not when she first came to live with us. It was when the table first came to live with us, and she had never had a place to make that jump from before. It seems insane to correct that detail here, I'm sure, but it's part of my brain rewiring work to catch not-quite-truths and fix them. Carry on!

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Default  Posted: 7:53 PM, May 5th (Monday)

I roasted some pumpkin this weekend, and I made homemade tomato sauce, so I made a pumpkin-feta lasagna for a dinner party I hosted, and just finished the leftovers for dinner last night.


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Default  Posted: 8:29 PM, May 5th (Monday)

I just cooked chicken cacciatore and red pepper soup, shredded fennel for a salad, and zapped a head of cauliflower into teeny pieces to make pretend pasta for the cacciatore sauce--all for a dinner with my bestie tomorrow night. Mmmmmmmm. I love cacciatore.


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Default  Posted: 8:30 PM, May 5th (Monday)

what works well with venison, for example

I occasionally use juniper berries with venison and wild boar.


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Default  Posted: 9:52 PM, May 5th (Monday)

Are those strawberries from the aforementioned U-pick haul?
Yes and we have another GALLON of them to process!

Tonight's dinner. Buffalo Quesadillas. Which is very much not the same thing as a cow pie.
Definitely NOT!

We did a taco and burrito bar with seasoned ground beef, corn or flour tortillas (shells), homemade salsa, corn & black bean salsa, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, and Spanish rice.


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Default  Posted: 2:34 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

lynnm1947
Mmmmmmmm. I love cacciatore.

What is the essence of cacciatore? Besides it being a really fun word to say, I mean.

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Default  Posted: 3:03 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

Teriyaki NY strips, ranch potatoes, mexican street corn, tomatoes, fried plantains and a chocolate sheet cake


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Default  Posted: 3:37 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

Chicken and sausage cacciatore. Last time I made it I made faaarrr too much, so I defrosted some and it's heat and serve dinner tonight!


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Default  Posted: 5:20 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

Steak Salad... Homemade.

Made a big salad w/ lots of stuff and put thin slices of leftover grilled London broil on it...

Sautéed Kale w/garlic
French Bread

Light dinner for a hot day.


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Default  Posted: 6:17 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

Was supposed to go out with a friend. He cancelled. So, I'm having pizza delivered. The boys will be happy.

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Default  Posted: 6:19 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

BFF just made a Coconut Beef Curry and it may be the best thing I've ever eaten!


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Default  Posted: 6:37 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

I love this thread! One thing I truly love is cooking.

Last night was portuguese sausage with red potatoes, peppers and onions and a caprese salad.

It's raining today so I may whip up a soup or a stew depending on what's in the fridge/freezer. Or maybe a meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. We have no heat in our house so when it is rainy and cold I like to use the oven to take some of the nip out of the house.

Dammit, my clothes on the line are all going to be damp when I get home too. No dryer either. The cost of living in paradise I guess.


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Default  Posted: 6:47 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

We had leftovers.

What kind of beef curry, pj? I LOVE curries!


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Default  Posted: 8:28 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

I can't stop noshing on this coconut curry cauliflower blender soup I made. Roasted pumpkin seeds on top, it's completely addictive.

The main will be chicken tikka masala with basmati.


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Default  Posted: 9:10 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

Whatever I could heat up quickly. Seriously I opened cans and made hot dogs . Then we ran out for basketball practice, the walk in clinic and the pharmacy. 4 hours later we rolled in at 9 and ate PB&J .

Tomorrow will be better.



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Default  Posted: 11:06 PM, May 6th (Tuesday)

Belarussian Potato Babka


jrc1963, when was the last time you made this one? It's Yummy!!!


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Default  Posted: 12:54 PM, May 7th (Wednesday)

Cacciatore is chicken sauteed with onions and garlic, then you add tomatoes, salt, red wine and Italian herbs (I use fresh oregano and basil), and simmer until the chicken is very tender. Just before serving I throw in a huge handful of baby spinach to up the nutrition (and when my kids were small, I used to add grated carrots to the sauce). I'm trying to cut back on carbs (especially since SO is gluten-intolerant) so I serve the cacciatore on a bed of steamed cauliflower that's been zapped into small rice-size pieces. It picks up the flavour of the sauce and tastes nothing like cauliflower, but does give more veg content. I finish it off with a couple of pieces of steamed broccolini, lots of chopped fresh basil and flat-leaf parsley and a teaspoon or so of microplaned parmesan reggiano. I made enough so I can have it again tonight.


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Default  Posted: 12:55 PM, May 7th (Wednesday)

I can't stop noshing on this coconut curry cauliflower blender soup I made.

Recipe, FaithFool? Photos? (Pretty please.)


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Default  Posted: 5:04 PM, May 7th (Wednesday)

Belarussian Potato Babka

As yummy as that sounds... I've never made it.


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Default  Posted: 10:38 PM, May 7th (Wednesday)

We were having a very simple dinner tonight: Tuna salad sandwiches, Minestrone, and a simple salad...

I noticed the cat alerting on something and reminded Waywardson that it was the same cat who first alerted on the snake last year, so...

He got up and investigated and found, not a snake, but a Five-lined Skink in the house. It had the most brilliant purple tail! We trapped it and took it outside, but our appetites were gone, by the time it was over.


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Default  Posted: 7:33 AM, May 8th (Thursday)

Five-lined Skink in the house


What the hell is that?


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Default  Posted: 8:59 AM, May 8th (Thursday)

Curried Rice and Shrimp and roasted Brussels sprouts. That's whats for dinner.

Mack


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Default  Posted: 9:45 AM, May 8th (Thursday)

This thread title just reminded me that I have no plan for dinner. Which is a problem because my children need to eat at regular intervals.

Obviously I'm not feeling inspired so it will likely be breakfast for dinner (eggs, toast, bacon, smoothies). Not exciting, but it will do the job.



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Default  Posted: 10:29 AM, May 8th (Thursday)


Although it's a T/J on my part, here's what a five-lined skink is. They are cute.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 11:51 AM, May 8th (Thursday)

It looked more like this:

Maybe ours was a girl and Lynn's was a boy? ETA: I checked and ours was a juvenile, but I still think Lynn's was a male during mating season because that's when their heads turn that color. We have another one called a Broad Headed Skink living by the garage. It's a male and the head is that color. I don't mind them. I don't like that they're snake food, but I don't mind them hanging around and keeping the bugs down. :)

[This message edited by ThoughtIKnewYa at 12:04 PM, May 8th (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:46 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

That's a juvenile of the same species.


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Default  Posted: 5:03 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

Tonight, we had fish stick thingys with soup- and you had to finish the soup before moving on to fish planks or whatever. We had taco salads for lunch. (I'm trying to force some veggies on Waywardson! )

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Default  Posted: 5:13 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

Ikea Swedish Meatballs
Mashed Potatoes w/Cream Sauce
Steamed Broccoli
Lingdonberry Jam
Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage


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Default  Posted: 5:27 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

Lingdonberry Jam
What is this and how do you eat it? Do you put it on toast or something? I've never heard of it!

[This message edited by ThoughtIKnewYa at 5:27 PM, May 8th (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:15 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

It's a little like cranberry sauce... or Jam you put on toast if you want...

You eat it on your meatball... kinda gives it a sweet/sour meatball flavor.


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Default  Posted: 9:39 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

People???? There shouldn't be reptile pictures on a food thread!!! Seriously - that should go without saying!

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Default  Posted: 9:44 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

People???? There shouldn't be reptile pictures on a food thread!!! Seriously - that should go without saying!
If I were authorized to deploy the Dread Pirate Flag of Doom, it would be flying big time.

But, it HAPPENED!! DURING dinner!!!


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Default  Posted: 10:58 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

There shouldn't be reptile pictures on a food thread!!!

But snake soup sounds good, looks good too. Might just try this in a couple of weeks.



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Default  Posted: 10:17 AM, May 10th (Saturday)

No, it doesn't sound good! It doesn't LOOK good, either!!!

Waywardson is back at work after a week of vacation, so we're back to soup and sandwiches here.


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Default  Posted: 1:00 PM, May 10th (Saturday)

Good Lord.. don't make me pirate you in the food thread

Tonight is slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches and it is making the house smell wonderful!



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Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, May 11th (Sunday)

Mother's Day Dinner.
Flank Steak
red potatoes and brussel sprouts
pineapple and red pepper
rustic break rubbed with a fresh garlic clove and brushed with olive oil
red wine (not shown and in a bottle...yes Jrazz...a bottle...)


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Default  Posted: 8:01 PM, May 11th (Sunday)

Dang, Baxter. That looks AMAZING.


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Default  Posted: 8:02 PM, May 11th (Sunday)

Basil & Sun-Dried Tomato Linguini with a sweet tomato marinara.


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Default  Posted: 8:06 PM, May 11th (Sunday)

That looks really good, Bax!!

We had Korean BBQ. Bulgogi, pork bulgogi, spicy squid, japchae, mandu, gimbap, and a variety of banchan.

Wish I could say that we made all of that, but we ate out.

It was delicious.


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Default  Posted: 8:19 PM, May 11th (Sunday)

Baxter... that looks amazing. But I didn't know people actually grilled flank steak... did you marinade it?


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Default  Posted: 8:23 PM, May 11th (Sunday)

Yes, a marinade helps. Although, we've grilled flank steak without marinating before and it still turns out. Slice it thin, across the grain, and you'll be good.

I'm so happy with this meal. I've been in a slump recently, and this all turned out great! Also, DD requested an artichoke which also turned out well as an appetizer.


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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, May 11th (Sunday)

I'm all over the roasted red potatoes with sea salt, olive oil, crushed garlic and rosemary.

Soon to be eaten with mushroom fried rice and a shrimp and avocado salad.

And wine


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Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, May 12th (Monday)

I made myself a BLT early in the day, then didn't eat again until today. Waywardson worked all day and night yesterday and is doing the same today.

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Default  Posted: 8:02 AM, May 13th (Tuesday)

Yesterday-Greek spaghetti,chicken,beach bread

Today- Baby back ribs,mexican street corn,beans,potatoes,pumpkin bars

Next-Greek shrimp and asparagus risotto


I love greek food!!


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Default  Posted: 8:02 AM, May 13th (Tuesday)

Yesterday-Greek spaghetti,chicken,beach bread

Today- Baby back ribs,mexican street corn,beans,potatoes,pumpkin bars

Next-Greek shrimp and asparagus risotto


I love greek food!!


ETA:apparently I love it so much I had to say it twice ( not sure how that happened)

[This message edited by trumanshow at 8:05 AM, May 13th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:21 AM, May 13th (Tuesday)

Last night's dinner:

Ice cream. Well actually fat free frozen yogurt...that makes it better, right?


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Default  Posted: 10:09 AM, May 13th (Tuesday)

We had ribs for dinner last night.

I'm thinking today is a rabbit food kind of day!


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Default  Posted: 1:49 PM, May 13th (Tuesday)

Pasta - to be more specific, whole wheat fettuccine pesto carbonara with chicken and bacon and an experimental loaf of whole wheat French bread. It is cold here (snowing this morning) for the second day in a row and I just need a carb loaded comfort food kinda meal.

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Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, May 14th (Wednesday)

Green chile enchiladas with bell pepper flavored rice. My mom is the best cool!

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Default  Posted: 8:45 PM, May 14th (Wednesday)

We had Hot Teriyaki Grilled Chicken with Veggie Kabobs.

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