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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:28 pm

Samantha wrote:http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.4068963/k.9CC/Recipes__Kung_Pao_chicken_with_vegetables.htm



Kung Pao chicken with vegetables


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double the sauce mix. It's that good. :D



This looks good, I'm going to try it.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby trixiee » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:15 pm

Pork Chops - breaded
Harvard Beets
Mashed Potaoes

Does anyone really need a recipe for this?
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby Samantha » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:03 pm

trixiee wrote:Pork Chops - breaded
Harvard Beets
Mashed Potaoes

Does anyone really need a recipe for this?


:lol: I've never actually had harvard beets. ;) Or breaded pork chops for that matter!

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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby trixiee » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:21 pm

Samantha wrote:
trixiee wrote:Pork Chops - breaded
Harvard Beets
Mashed Potaoes

Does anyone really need a recipe for this?


:lol: I've never actually had harvard beets. ;) Or breaded pork chops for that matter!


OK...
For the Pork Chops:
scramble an egg with about a Tbsp of milk. place in a wide dish (I use a pasta plate)
In another pasta plate, place about 3/4 c of seasoned bread crumbs (I use poultry seasoning, black pepper and salt)
Dip the pork chop in the egg mixture, and then in the bread crumbs, place into a frying pan in which you have melted 2 T. margarine, and 1 T olive oil. Place heat on medium-low and cover. Cook for 10 -15 min, until browned, flip, and cook for an aditional 10 minutes covered. Remove the lid and let them crisp up a bit.

Meanwhile, cook the beets. I use smaller beets, and I just wash them, but don't peel them. Cook until fork tender ~ 30 min. Rinse with cold water, then peel and slice them. Clean the pot and return the beets to the pot. In a separate small bowl, meausure about 1 - 2 T cornstarch, add 1 - 2 T vinegar and mix. Pour over beets to thicken and cook the starchy flavour out of the beets. (You may want to add a bit of water or orange juice to thin out the sauce a bit.

Yummy!
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby Samantha » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:42 pm

trixiee wrote:
Samantha wrote:
trixiee wrote:Pork Chops - breaded
Harvard Beets
Mashed Potaoes

Does anyone really need a recipe for this?


:lol: I've never actually had harvard beets. ;) Or breaded pork chops for that matter!


OK...
For the Pork Chops:
scramble an egg with about a Tbsp of milk. place in a wide dish (I use a pasta plate)
In another pasta plate, place about 3/4 c of seasoned bread crumbs (I use poultry seasoning, black pepper and salt)
Dip the pork chop in the egg mixture, and then in the bread crumbs, place into a frying pan in which you have melted 2 T. margarine, and 1 T olive oil. Place heat on medium-low and cover. Cook for 10 -15 min, until browned, flip, and cook for an aditional 10 minutes covered. Remove the lid and let them crisp up a bit.

Meanwhile, cook the beets. I use smaller beets, and I just wash them, but don't peel them. Cook until fork tender ~ 30 min. Rinse with cold water, then peel and slice them. Clean the pot and return the beets to the pot. In a separate small bowl, meausure about 1 - 2 T cornstarch, add 1 - 2 T vinegar and mix. Pour over beets to thicken and cook the starchy flavour out of the beets. (You may want to add a bit of water or orange juice to thin out the sauce a bit.

Yummy!


:lol: I wasn't actually asking for the recipes - I've cooked breaded chicken cutlets before. :lol: But thanks!

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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby Samantha » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:02 pm

I made this tonight:

http://www.rachaelraymag.com/Recipes/ra ... er-and-Ham



Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Ham

* 1 head cauliflower (about 2½ pounds), cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
* 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
* Salt and pepper
* 4 tablespoons butter
* 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh sage leaves, coarsely chopped
* 1 pound penne pasta
* 1/3 pound sliced boiled ham, cut into ribbons

Directions:

1.Preheat the oven to 400°. Spread the cauliflower on a baking sheet, drizzle with the oil and toss; season with salt and pepper. Bake until browned, about 20 minutes.
2.Meanwhile, in a small, heavy saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Cook, without stirring, until the butter is golden brown, about 6 minutes. Stir in the sage and remove from the heat.
3. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, drain and return the pasta to the pot. Stir in the ham, cauliflower and reserved pasta cooking water. Stir in the sage butter and season with salt and pepper.

I used prosciutto instead of ham (and fried it so it was nice and crisp); used only about 1/4 cup of the cooking water as I don't want it to be runny and used dried sage instead of fresh - about 1/2 - 1 tbsp.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby turd ferguson » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:15 pm

Samantha wrote: 3. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, drain and return the pasta to the pot. Stir in the ham, cauliflower and reserved pasta cooking water. Stir in the sage butter and season with salt and pepper.



Isn't it fortunate that I posted a recipe for that above. You all laugh and now it comes in hand.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby Samantha » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:35 pm

Dinner was ham and cheese "slider" with spinach salad.

http://annies-eats.com/2010/07/13/ham-a ... e-sliders/

Only I didn't make 24! Or use slider buns. I just used a regular bun that I cut in half. I caramelized the onions and added them to the sandwich before baking instead of adding them to the sauce and used prosciutto instead of ham (since that's what I had) and provolone cheese (since I don't like Swiss.)

mmmm good.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby trixiee » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:22 pm

Grilled Salmon
Lemon Rice
Grilled Red Peppers
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby Size5 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:34 am

Chicken tacos - lazy girls way.....

Buy roast chicken in grocery store. Strip from bones. Take package of taco seasoning, add to chicken placed in fry pan. Add water (slightly less than usual requirement for taco package - I used 3/4 c instead of 1C). Simmer briefly. Eat as usual taco!

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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby ultraslacker » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:30 pm

I don't cook real meals very often :oops: but when I do, I'm definitely a meat and potatoes girl!

tonight: chicken (drumsticks... shake & bake... :oops: ) and potatoes/carrots/onions/garlic (baked in the oven with olive oil and seasoning salt... yum!). Of course the vegetables took forever to cook even though I started them first... so I ate in two courses. :lol:

I have enough left for a couple of days of lunches too...
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby CinC » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:58 pm

Size5 wrote:Chicken tacos - lazy girls way.....

Buy roast chicken in grocery store. Strip from bones. Take package of taco seasoning, add to chicken placed in fry pan. Add water (slightly less than usual requirement for taco package - I used 3/4 c instead of 1C). Simmer briefly. Eat as usual taco!

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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby Miss*Smiles » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:16 pm

Last night we had a yummy dinner:

leftover italian sausage, cut up into bite size pieces
Re-Heated in the frying pan with some onions and jalepenos
While they are re-heating, boil water and make penne pasta
meanwhile, over in the fry-pan, add one can of italian diced tomatoes (undrained) and fresh spinach (mmm). heat until spinach is wilted, add in the pasta, and some fresh ground pepper and some garlic&basil, stir and heat until pasta nicely coated.
Served.
With a nice big salad.

Soooo tasty!

Dessert: Peach Crisp with a scoop of maple walnut ice cream *yum*

Tonight: Bruchetta chicken (homemade bruchetta topping on grilled chicken marinated in sun dried tomato dressing).
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby trixiee » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:54 pm

Lobster and Filet Mingon tonight!

My kid is leaving town tomorrow, and it's DH's birthday.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby trixiee » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:04 pm

http://www.formerchef.com/2009/08/02/ho ... mato-soup/

Making a huge batch and freezing it!

I like to add tiny meatballs to this soup in the winter, and serve it with warm bread!
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby gnu » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:41 pm

trixiee wrote:http://www.formerchef.com/2009/08/02/how-to-make-fresh-tomato-soup/

Making a huge batch and freezing it!

I like to add tiny meatballs to this soup in the winter, and serve it with warm bread!


That looks good!

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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby Samantha » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:39 pm

I want to live at Trixiee's house! :shock: :drool:

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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby trixiee » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:51 pm

Made pasta pomadoro for supper. Soup is chilling in the fridge. I'm going to add the meatballs tomorrow, before I freeze it. I need to buy some more containers too...I'm running out of jars, containers, freezer bags - everything!
Come on over, gals, I have a couple of freezers full! :D
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby trixiee » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:44 am

Homemade tomato soup with meatballs, and bacon and cheddar bread. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/community/r ... 13&pf=true
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby MINITEE » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:51 pm

trixiee wrote:Homemade tomato soup with meatballs, and bacon and cheddar bread. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/community/r ... 13&pf=true


I am soooo happy I no longer have a bread maker. That is a dangerous recipe!!!
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby trixiee » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:41 pm

MINI-T wrote:
trixiee wrote:Homemade tomato soup with meatballs, and bacon and cheddar bread. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/community/r ... 13&pf=true


I am soooo happy I no longer have a bread maker. That is a dangerous recipe!!!


It was freakin' delicious!

Shared it with 4 of DH's friends (who were in the shed, having a before dinner drink), they all wanted to marry me! :lol: :wink:
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:18 pm

Came across this site while looking for dinner ideas.
If you take the time you can check off all the stuff you have in your kitchen (they call it your e-pantry) and then you can search for recipes based on what you have.
Tried one recipe tonight and it was really good.

It's called recipematcher.com
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby Samantha » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:46 pm

trixiee wrote:[

Shared it with 4 of DH's friends (who were in the shed, having a before dinner drink)


they have to drink in the shed?? :shock:

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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby trixiee » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:46 am

Samantha wrote:
trixiee wrote:[

Shared it with 4 of DH's friends (who were in the shed, having a before dinner drink)


they have to drink in the shed?? :shock:


Ha! No worries, it's all laid out with table, chairs, TV, hot and cold running water, heat, airconditioning... etc!
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Re: What's for dinner?

Postby Marg » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:51 am

trixiee wrote:
MINI-T wrote:
trixiee wrote:Homemade tomato soup with meatballs, and bacon and cheddar bread. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/community/r ... 13&pf=true


I am soooo happy I no longer have a bread maker. That is a dangerous recipe!!!


It was freakin' delicious!

Shared it with 4 of DH's friends (who were in the shed, having a before dinner drink), they all wanted to marry me! :lol: :wink:


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