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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:22 AM

What's for Dinner ~ Sunday Jan 27th

Fish and chips for us. Or Fish and Onion Rings actually.

You?

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Reply What's for Dinner ~ Sunday Jan 27th (Original post)
Lucinda Jan 2013 OP
bif Jan 2013 #1
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #2
cbayer Jan 2013 #8
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #11
cbayer Jan 2013 #14
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #16
cbayer Jan 2013 #17
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #18
cbayer Jan 2013 #19
cbayer Jan 2013 #3
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #28
cbayer Jan 2013 #29
pinto Jan 2013 #30
cbayer Jan 2013 #31
LancetChick Jan 2013 #4
cbayer Jan 2013 #9
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2013 #5
GentryDixon Jan 2013 #6
Glassunion Jan 2013 #24
pinto Jan 2013 #7
cbayer Jan 2013 #10
pinto Jan 2013 #12
cbayer Jan 2013 #13
one_voice Jan 2013 #15
Glassunion Jan 2013 #20
cbayer Jan 2013 #21
Glassunion Jan 2013 #22
cbayer Jan 2013 #23
Glassunion Jan 2013 #25
cbayer Jan 2013 #26
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #27
femmocrat Jan 2013 #32
WhollyHeretic Jan 2013 #33
LaydeeBug Jan 2013 #34
fizzgig Jan 2013 #35
Lugnut Jan 2013 #36

Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:49 AM

1. Salmon cakes, mashed spuds, broccoli, and Greek salad.

Total comfort food for a cold, winter day in Michigan!

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:50 AM

2. I am making my own version of PF Changs lettuce wraps.

yum....

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:42 PM

8. Yum! Best use of iceberg lettuce I know.

Can you post a recipe?

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Response to cbayer (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:51 PM

11. I like the Boston, but iceberg gets you most bang for your buck

From: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/292/PF-Changs-Lettuce-Wraps-wit105082.shtml

I added the carrots and cashews

ingredients:
16 Boston, bibb or butter lettuce leaves
1 pound ground chicken breast
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
4 oz chopped cashews

2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Asian chili pepper sauce (see Note)
1 can (8 ounce size) sliced water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil


directions:
Rinse lettuce leaves, keeping them whole. Set aside to drain.

Cook chicken in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often to break up the meat. Add onion, carrots, garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar and chili sauce. Cook until the meat is crumbled and brown. Add water chestnuts, cashews and green onions. Cook until onions begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.

Stir in sesame oil. Arrange lettuce leaves on the outer edge of a platter. Spoon meat mixture in center. Allow diners to spoon meat mixture into lettuce leaves and eat like a taco.

I've also wrapped them in wonton wraps and steamed, serving with a post sticker sauce I concocted and warmed a bit:

1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1 whole scallion, trimmed and sliced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Juice from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons water

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:02 PM

14. Thanks. Love the wonton idea. Potstickers are one of my most favorite foods.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:52 PM

16. I ended up doubling the batch and doing potstickers AND lettuce wraps.

That sauce is just amazing and I really really enjoy this recipe. I am a bit heavy-handed with the Sriracha.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:56 PM

17. Sure wish I could come over to your house!

Do you steam or fry your pot stickers?

I like them both ways.

I use hot chili oil instead of Sriracha in my sauce. Just a few drops goes a very long way.

Enjoy!



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Response to cbayer (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:12 PM

18. I steam. I also subbed turkey for chicken to save a few calories.

I'm starting week 4 of a fitness boot camp tomorrow and trying to eat better.

It's snowing here so the comfort food is nice. You'd be welcome to share and watch the snow and a Real Housewives of Wherever marathon with me!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:27 PM

19. Good for you for the boot camp, PeaceNikki.

I need a self-imposed boot camp right here.

But it's chilly and my down comforter is so warm and the water is full of seabirds for me to just watch....

Of course, a trash TV marathon is appealing as well.

Enjoy the snow. I miss it (sometimes).

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:19 PM

3. An excellent steak that I really splurged on and have been saving.

Pretty much the last thing in the freezer, but that's ok - we plan to move on Tuesday.

Also have some fingerling potatoes and excellent carrots from the farmer's market.

Looking forward to it.


enjoy your fish!

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Response to cbayer (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:54 PM

28. how do you decide where to park?

 

living on a boat sounds so relaxing

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #28)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:01 PM

29. We just move when we feel ready, lol.

Right now we need groceries and a bit more social life, so we are moving to a bigger town.

Other times, we want to get as isolated as possible.

And then there are the times when we have to go over to *America* for a variety of reasons (mainly repairs, maintenance or to see family), but that's only every 3 months or so.

While very relaxing, it has it's challenges, believe me.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #29)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:08 PM

30. Have fun in town. And good shopping for supplies. Winter crops seem really good this year.

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Response to pinto (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:11 PM

31. The store in town has crappy vegetables all year long, lol.

I think they take everything they are about to throw out on the mainland and send it over here.

But that's ok, I've really enjoyed all the stuff I got at the farmer's market before we came over two weeks ago.

Using the last of it now.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:20 PM

4. Roasted tomato soup

and grilled ham & Swiss cheese sandwiches. I know that roasting makes even the poorest looking tomatoes give up their inner tomato, but these pathetic things are tomato-ly challenged, to put it nicely. Let's just say they aren't home-grown vine-ripened picked-at-the-last-minute yum-they-smell-so-tomatoey good. So we'll see.

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Response to LancetChick (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:43 PM

9. We had a tomato in salad last night that was completely tasteless

and had a horrible texture.

I think soup or sauce is the best thing you can do with them this time of year.

And tomato soup with a grilled ham & cheese is the ultimate in comfort food, imo.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:35 PM

5. I have no idea!

I am going to the triplets' for dinner to celebrate the birthdays of three of their first cousins.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:40 PM

6. Kielbasa & cabbage

with mashed potato side.

My so is leaving for a few months, so I am cleaning out my fridge. Hope the cabbage is still good.

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Response to GentryDixon (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:35 PM

24. I've so been craving that lately.

But I do it with Sauerkraut.

So simple but so dang yummy.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:27 PM

7. Rummage the fridge day.

Looks like three-cheese Italian sausage (it's made with cheddar, mozzarella and romano), red and green bell pepper, onion, mushroom, garlic.

So, either sauteed and over pasta with a white sauce or an Italian soup in a tomato/veggie broth base...I'm leaning to a slow simmered soup.

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Response to pinto (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:44 PM

10. I'd have to go back to one of my roots and make a sandwich out of that!

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Response to cbayer (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:53 PM

12. LOL. Yeah, sounds like a good sub, no?

Sauteed, chopped and laid into a nice roll...drippings and all.

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Response to pinto (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:01 PM

13. Put on my red sox hat and chomp down on that mess!

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:43 PM

15. I made soup..

it's called 'spice it up soup' very good.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:28 PM

20. Sad day in the ocean today. Great day in the kitchen.

Appetizer = Tuna ceviche with a spicy avocado sauce

Dinner = Scallops in a burr blanc with glazed carrots and sweet potatoes

Desert = brandied peaches.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:28 PM

21. What was sad in the ocean?

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Response to cbayer (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:30 PM

22. All the sea life that was removed to feed us.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:32 PM

23. Lol. Judging by the number of seals and birds in this harbor right now,

there are an inordinate number of fish out there right now.

Everything's gotta eat!

Anyway, I'm having a poor cow.

Enjoy your dinner. It sounds great.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:36 PM

25. Will do. Thanks.

Good luck on moving out.

Where you headed?

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:39 PM

26. We are heading down the island to the bigger town.

We are just about out of groceries and completely out of a social life, lol. We will find both there.

It's just a 2 - 3 hour sail, but weather appears to be deteriorating, so we shall see.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:52 PM

27. BBQ pork ribs

 

coleslaw and baked potatoes

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:29 PM

32. Turkey chili, rice and cornbread.

So good on a cold day!

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:45 PM

33. It was one of those days where I felt like coming up with something new. I made a panini using

crispy tofu, banana peppers, roasted green onions, balsamic mushroom sauce, mayo, and mustard. It came out well. Everyone liked it. Definitely a recipe I'll have to write down.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:01 PM

34. spaghetti and meatballs. :) nt

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:49 AM

35. skillet pork chops with taters and onions

the original plan was to wrap the whole package in foil and toss it in the oven, but i'll be a son of a biscuit if i'm not out of aluminium foil, so it's in the skillet.

making this from all recipes, but with about twice as much parm. i've made it before and it's .

we might have a salad, but that's if my husband puts it together. i worked about 11 hours today and this is about all i've got.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:01 AM

36. Meatballs and cavatelli.

I ate too many plain fried meatballs before dinner, as usual. I still had room for the pasta and I even had a small bowl of butter pecan ice cream for dessert.

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