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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:36 AM

What's for Dinner ~ Sunday Nov 11th

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Reply What's for Dinner ~ Sunday Nov 11th (Original post)
Lucinda Nov 2012 OP
cbayer Nov 2012 #1
bif Nov 2012 #2
yellerpup Nov 2012 #5
cbayer Nov 2012 #10
yellerpup Nov 2012 #4
cbayer Nov 2012 #11
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #22
cbayer Nov 2012 #23
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #24
cbayer Nov 2012 #25
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #26
greatauntoftriplets Nov 2012 #3
yellerpup Nov 2012 #8
greatauntoftriplets Nov 2012 #9
cbayer Nov 2012 #12
greatauntoftriplets Nov 2012 #15
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #6
cbayer Nov 2012 #13
pinto Nov 2012 #19
yellerpup Nov 2012 #7
cbayer Nov 2012 #14
yellerpup Nov 2012 #16
Callalily Nov 2012 #17
Tab Nov 2012 #18
pinto Nov 2012 #20
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #21
SoapBox Nov 2012 #27

Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:19 PM

1. Shepherd's Pie with a sweet potato crust

Special treat for the man who gave me a foot massage last night, then tolerated my watching 2 hours of "The Mind of a Chef".

Secret motivation is that I want to watch two more hours of it tonight.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:01 PM

2. Probably a roasted chicken, baked potatoes, and squash

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Response to bif (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:49 PM

5. Simple and satisfying.

Good way to begin the new week.

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Response to bif (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:37 PM

10. A perfect Sunday meal and a staple around here.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:49 PM

4. Mmmm. Love Shepherd's Pie.

And footrubs! WTG!

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:39 PM

11. I've got increasingly debilitating foot pain.

A friend, and very spiritual kind of person, told my husband that he should give me daily foot massages. I cried when he told me this yesterday and cried again when he proceeded last night.

I am absolutely going to reward him!

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Response to cbayer (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:27 PM

22. I know all about the foot pain.

I get plantar fasciitis on and off. Thank goodness for Birkenstocks!

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:30 PM

23. That's what I think I have, but it is by no means off and on.

I go shoeless almost all the time, but will look into Birkenstocks.

Bad condition, isn't it? My feet feel like little aliens that have attacked themselves to me for the sole purpose of torturing me.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:35 PM

24. Yeah, it sucks.

Anything with good arch support will help you, if this is indeed your problem. Barefoot probably isn't a great idea. Mine is due, in large part, to really high arches, and I have to replace all my insoles with arch support insoles. New Balance makes some good ones. You might be able to find them in a local shoe store, or you can buy them online easily. Dr. Scholl's recently came out with some silicone arch supports that you can wear with dressy shoes and sandals.

Any of the German-made shoes are great, too. I like Haflingers, which also make slippers with arch support. Tevas and Chacos have contoured foot beds like the Birks, as well. I also have to keep my weight down, as too much just aggravates it. And, I can't really do step aerobics any more, sadly. I'd have to drop a bunch of weigh to go back to it.

One more thing: Take a 1 liter plastic bottle, fill it with water and freeze it. It's the perfect size to give yourself a foot massage and help reduce any inflammation you have. Just lay it on it's side, and roll it along your feet.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:00 PM

25. I bought some better tennis shoes and some inserts, and it does seem to help when I go out.

I think mine is from wearing heels with absolutely no arch support for so many years.

Slippers with arch support might be a good idea for me.

I will try the frozen water bottle. For whatever reason, cold just seems intolerable, but I bet it would help.

Thanks so much for the advice. This is getting to the point where it is limiting my activity, which is a bad thing, I know. Fortunately, just living on a boat provides a serious amount of daily exercise.

Wishing you relief!

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Response to cbayer (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:35 PM

26. Thanks!

I'm actually doing pretty good these days. Haven't had much pain lately, thank goodness. BTW, you might find the frozen water bottle a little more tolerable if you wear socks.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:39 PM

3. Irish lamb stew.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:00 PM

8. I was introduced to lamb relatively late

in my life, mostly because I grew up in cattle country but it is one of my most favorite meats along with bison and duck. Irish lamb stew is divine!

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:20 PM

9. My family always ate lamb...

though I know a lot of people who don't like it at all.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:40 PM

12. I continue to be impressed with your menus.

Cooking for one is really a challenge, but you rise to it beautifully.

Hope you are feeling well!

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Response to cbayer (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:56 PM

15. Thanks.

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:43 PM

13. So, were you able to do it? More importantly, how the hell do you toast it if

you do do it successfully?

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:27 PM

19. Ha! It's a Mobius strip. Pretty darn cool.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:58 PM

7. Hamburgers tonight.

But this morning I made an incredible apple strudel using filo pastry, two apples in a tiny dice, sugar, cinnamon and the juice of 1/2 lemon was mounded down the center of sheets of buttered filo pastry (maybe 10 sheets), lightly covered by the filo pulled up over the center and baked for maybe 20-30 minutes @ 350 degrees. The apple juice that boiled out of the pastry caramelized on the baking sheet was mixed back into the juice from the apples and lemon and some vanilla scented sugar and poured over as a glaze while the pastry was still hot. Oh, heavenly!

Looking forward to burgers this evening with baked beans, oven fries deluxe accompaniments of lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle. He likes ketchup and I like mustard. We are not going to worry about dessert tonight.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:45 PM

14. Mmmm.... I have two apples, but no filo. I really should make something for dessert tonight.

Maybe a crisp.

I like mayo on my burger. And no pickles.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:14 PM

16. I like mayo on my burger

if I can have the burger on garlic toast. When I was a teen I worked in a bowling alley diner and a grilled hamburger patty on garlic toast with mayo was called the "Bowler Special." Mr. Pup often asks for them when we are going to have burgers. My friend from GA loves her French fries with mayo. I can't get into to it, but to each his own! Yes, apple crisp would be simple and delicious!

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:22 PM

17. Made Sausage and Sauerkraut Soup!

Now I know it doesn't really sound too appetizing . . . got the recipe from a friend and she always tries my recipes so I felt compelled to try hers.

But to my delight . . . not a bad soup! Okay, a bottle of beer was added which may have been a flavor booster!

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:03 PM

18. It's not creative by any means...

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:51 PM

20. Cubed chicken, browned fast in hot peanut oil. Slow saute w/ garlic, sliced yams & green beans.

Shredded ginger, cinnamon, a little brown sugar in the mix. Served over brown rice cooked in coconut milk, topped with cilantro.

Pineapple would be a great side, but nada. So it'll be orange slices.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:23 PM

21. Pork chops

I got a deal on some center cut boneless loin chops. I brined them overnight, and baked them with some garlic and oregano. I baked a golden delicious apple I chopped up and baked with some cinnamon and a tiny bit of sugar, and had some Green Giant mixed veggies and potatoes on the side. Yum! One of the best dinners I have had in a while. Will be having pork chop sandwiches for lunch this week.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:52 PM

27. Purple Sweet Potatoes

...partner made them to go with dinner. Uhhhhh...I'm not so sure what I thought.

He peeled, cooked, mashed...added some butter, brown sugar and topped with a few marshmallows (ya, ya...the old school style).

BUT they were INTENSE deep purple! And I'm not sure what bothered me about eating something like that.

I love grape juice and grapes but the color and the vegetable together, confused my brain.

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