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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:56 PM

What's for Dinner? ~ Tuesday January 24th!

I'm still eating lightly, but will be roasting chicken and veggies for Bill tonight and may nibble a bit when it's done.

What's for dinner where you are?

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Reply What's for Dinner? ~ Tuesday January 24th! (Original post)
Lucinda Jan 2012 OP
cbayer Jan 2012 #1
Lucinda Jan 2012 #2
noamnety Jan 2012 #3
maddezmom Jan 2012 #4
grasswire Jan 2012 #5
msanthrope Jan 2012 #6
Viva_La_Revolution Jan 2012 #7
Nay Jan 2012 #8
grasswire Jan 2012 #10
EFerrari Jan 2012 #9
grasswire Jan 2012 #11
EFerrari Jan 2012 #15
applegrove Jan 2012 #12
Lugnut Jan 2012 #13
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #14

Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:57 PM

1. Taco Tuesday at the local (and only) pub!

A chance to get together with some friends and not have to be the hostess.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:27 PM

2. Sounds like a great night!

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:57 PM

3. tonight we're having cod

it's marinating right now in lemon juice, thyme, and lemon zest. The zest is exciting - it's my first time using my new (from the thrift shop) impulse-purchase zester. And some more roasted okra and homemade cole slaw.

I'm low carbing but I might make a small herby biscuit for the husband. He earned it - he retrieved a student's phone card that was stuck in a memory card reader for me yesterday, and today I brought home a VCR from which he retrieved a stuck video tape of a student's deceased father (she was horrified that she brought it to class and then it wouldn't eject from the VCR). He's not dieting, but by default he ends up not getting dinner carbs generally because I cook and I'm dieting. I'm really impressed Lucinda, with the effort you put into meals when you can't enjoy them.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:05 PM

4. mini-turkey meatloaves

with oven fries for my son and and fresh steamed broccoli and carrots over rice. Just edited because my dd told me she wanted rice not oven fries.

Sorry you're still not feeling well.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:28 PM

5. stacked enchilada with shredded chicken and green tomato-tomatillo sauce

Made the sauce in August and froze it. Today seems a good day to get it out. I'll use corn tortillas, the shredded leftover chicken, some sliced scallions, a bit of frozen sweet corn, black olives, and cheddar cheese. Serve with sour cream and some jarred jalapenos.

I realized that it's time to start using the summer bounty that's in the freezer. I have lots of green tomatoes, lots of blackberries and blueberries picked in the summer. Cherry toms that I stewed, and so on.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:40 PM

6. Stir fry with fried rice. I always save and freeze leftover sushi rice.

It dries it out to perfect crumbly consistency. Yum.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:05 PM

7. giant hot wings!

I got great tips from you guys for the hot wings.. I had drumsticks so that's what I used

Family pack of 16 drumsticks
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 t garlic powder
1 t cayenne pepper
1 t. salt
1 t. paprika
mix and shake pieces to coat - return to fridge for 2 hours

preheat oven to 425, bake on cookie sheet 15 min. turn down to 400 for 30ish more min. or until done
cool 10 min.

1/2 cup melted butter mixed with 1/4 to 1/2 cup hot sauce

toss to coat.
I had Red Devil in the fridge, and not enough so they were a little weak, but the foundation is there.
Next time I'll try the Frank's, and marinate them, then do the dry coating.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:32 PM

8. Beef Bourguinon -- Julia Child's recipe, modified a bit to reflect the fact that I had to work

all day, and Mr Nay had to stick it in the oven at noon. Boy, did the house smell good when I got home!

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Response to Nay (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:06 PM

10. mmmmm

You're right. The aroma from bourguignonne is a real pleasure. What cut of meat did you use for it?

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:41 PM

9. Today was a long cooking day here.

I made a chocolate cream pie first because desserts have been lagging. Then, I had to turn a vat of stewed tomatoes into pasta sauce before they went to waste. Then on request, a caulflower cheddar gratin -- that recipe topped with horseradish cracker crumbs. (The cheese sauce is wonderful.) Finally, for dinner I revisited that Jamaican spicy chicken and chayote stew, to see if I could get the veggies firmer. Still not done as there are two chicken breasts to braise for tacos tomorrow. My feet feel like I should be wearing a name tag and a funny hat. But, the kitchen smells good and there's pie after dinner.

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:12 PM

11. You had a Hippywife day!

I remember so fondly how she described her marathon cooking sprees. I love days like that. Unfortunately, I don't feed that many people any more, so the marathons are far between. When I was feeding two teenagers, two toddlers and five adults plus baking pies for the coffee house a few years ago, I was hoppin'.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:08 PM

15. I know, she made it sound like opera. Great threads.

I've never cooked for more than four routinely but our family holiday dinners used to be huge and those were fun to put together.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:15 AM

12. Mixed a can of pea soup with a can of consommé. Then we had ciabatta rst beef sandwiches

with 2 year old cheddar and kosher pickles. Blueberries for dessert. Yummy.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:04 AM

13. Fried chicken

I had a doctor's appointment this afternoon so I made a batch of fried chicken this morning. Cheddar broccoli rice and steamed peas were on the side. My b-i-l had surgery and was discharged yesterday and I wanted to feed him too. The poor guy isn't up to cooking yet and I can't let him starve.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:00 AM

14. I had beer for dinner last night.

 

It happens.

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