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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:12 PM

What's for Dinner ~ Monday Dec 27th

Finally getting around to making tamales today! We had planned to make them on Christmas, but never got to them.

You?

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Reply What's for Dinner ~ Monday Dec 27th (Original post)
Lucinda Dec 2012 OP
fizzgig Dec 2012 #1
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #17
LiberalEsto Dec 2012 #2
yellerpup Dec 2012 #9
LiberalEsto Dec 2012 #19
yellerpup Dec 2012 #20
LancetChick Dec 2012 #3
yellerpup Dec 2012 #10
LancetChick Dec 2012 #21
yellerpup Dec 2012 #23
Viva_La_Revolution Dec 2012 #4
yellerpup Dec 2012 #11
pscot Dec 2012 #5
yellerpup Dec 2012 #12
cbayer Dec 2012 #6
yellerpup Dec 2012 #8
cbayer Dec 2012 #13
yellerpup Dec 2012 #14
yellerpup Dec 2012 #7
surrealAmerican Dec 2012 #15
Chellee Dec 2012 #18
bif Dec 2012 #16
Lugnut Dec 2012 #22
tradecenter Dec 2012 #24

Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:38 PM

1. i'm coming to your place

i loooooooooove tamales

no idea what is going on for dinner. there's still chili in the fridge we need to eat, but it just hasn't sounded interesting to me.

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:15 PM

17. Me, too!

I have a couple of them in my freezer from a big batch that my dad sent for my birthday earlier this year. I am saving them for my next birthday, which will be in about five and half weeks. Good tamales are hard to come by around here. I should probably just go ahead and make some one of these days.

As for tonight, it's Lean Cuisine--the new Indian Masala vegetarian dinner that uses Gardein 'chicken'. It was decent, although I wish they had put a little more sauce and a few more veggies in it. I am glad they've finally started making more vegetarian dishes. I wish Healthy Choice would follow suit, as well as providing more fish and seafood dishes. Weight Watchers does okay on those lines, though.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:40 PM

2. Caldo verde

Portuguese kale soup.
The family's been begging me to make it.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:28 PM

9. I love, love, love greens in soup.

Am deep into Portuguese soup envy right now.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:29 PM

19. Recipe

Vegetarian Caldo Verde

One or two packs of vegetable broth
Thinly sliced red cabbage - 1 cup
1 can white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 potatoes, peeled and cut in small cubes
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
Kale leaves torn into bite-sized pieces (remove the tough center ribs) 2 or 3 cups
Half a Trader Joe’s soy chorizo sausage, removed from casing

Put all ingredients in a pot, bring to boil, lower heat a bit and cook until potatoes and kale are tender.


For the regular version, substitute chicken broth and regular chorizo sausage.

If it's not spicy enough, add a shake or two of crushed red pepper flakes.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:54 PM

20. Thanks very much!

I will try this.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:13 PM

3. Shrimp and veg spring rolls.

With an apricot-ginger dipping sauce. Baked, not fried. Haven't tried baked spring rolls before, so we'll see.

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Response to LancetChick (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:29 PM

10. Sounds great.

Let us know how baking them turns out. You may start a revolution! Welcome to DU!

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:04 PM

21. They were good!

When it comes to taste and texture, frying wins, but painting the spring rolls with a little oil, then putting them on a rack in a rimmed baking sheet in the oven is perfectly acceptable. They were brown (in patches) and crisp, although the folded ends are tougher to eat than with fried. It's easier than frying, too, so I think this is how I'll make them from now on. (Thanks for welcoming me to DU!)

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Response to LancetChick (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:24 AM

23. Glad you had good results.

I love experimenting with food and it sounds as if you do, too. You'll find the C&B one of the friendliest places on DU. I've learned a whole lot here and am constantly inspired by the creativity in this forum. Make yourself at home!

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:03 PM

4. Turkey soup



Hope everybody had a great holiday!

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:30 PM

11. Turkey soup sounds good.

I'm sort of jonesing for soup tonight.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:58 PM

5. Quiche

If I can find the energy.

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Response to pscot (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:31 PM

12. Quiche will be worth it.

...if you can find the energy! If not, order out.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:05 PM

6. It's Thursday, Lucinda! Just bought 15 super delicious empanadas and

we have stuffed ourselves (beef, chicken, spicy beef and spinach).

So dinner is just not on my mind.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:28 PM

8. Mmmm...empanadas.

Makes me miss Washington Heights. I'll never miss the crime, but the food was authentic.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:38 PM

13. These are excellent. Had to go to a automotive shop in a sketchy

area of LA, but the big payoff was being able to hit the "Continental Grocery" where they make the best empanadas in LA, imo.

It's one of those things I crave when I am away from the mainland.



BTW, I stayed in Washington Heights on our last road trip and it has changed a lot. It's really diverse, but it is much safer.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:59 PM

14. Nothing quite like a good empanada.

We lived in Washington Hgts. 1979-1984. Nicky Barnes had just gone to jail and then...crack was invented. We would have been burgled three times, but the third time we were home so you can't call that a burglary. We were history in the neighborhood within a week. The neighborhood is much better now. We have friends there still and visit occasionally.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:27 PM

7. Probably leftovers from Christmas...

We had chilorio wrapped in soft flour tortillas, arroz amarillo, frijoles refrito, guacamole, and salsa cruda. Unbelievably, I put my back out in my sleep last night and am all bunged up on my right side. I figure Mr. Pup can fire up the microwaver for me and produce a burrito! I wanted to make tamales, but with just the two of us and not being able to spend all day on my feet anymore, decided on the chilorio instead. I did make a nice tub full of fresh pork fat for future tamales and tortillas when I broke down the pork roast to make chilorio. I feel happy, though achy. Eat an extra tamale for me!

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:37 PM

15. Is it Monday, already?

We're baking on of those hams that were just too good a price to pass up, even though we didn't need one for Christmas. I guess we'll be eating this one for the rest of the week, and then using the bone that remains for black-eyed-pea soup for New Years Day.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:19 PM

18. Everyday is Monday.

Yesterday was Monday too.

It certainly felt like a Monday.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:44 PM

16. Going out to Mex-Town for dinner. So maybe tamales!

And calamari for an appetizer.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:46 AM

22. I'm trying to use up ham.

I made ham and cheese pie and for supper. I picked up a bag of split peas at the store this afternoon for a pot of ham and pea soup for the weekend.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:16 PM

24. Last night at work

 

we made a big pot of Hungarian Goulash with garlic bread, for dessert, apple pie with Cool Whip.

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