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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/21 18:43:10 (permalink)
Tonight was a vegetable lasagna using zucchini, yellow squash and eggplant instead of pasta.

I also made a lasagna with pasta. I like to use a meat sauce with Italian sausage and meatballs when making lasagna but this time I also used a layer of pepperoni in one of the layers (I usually do four layers). It was a big hit! I will do that again!


I always think that the food will last longer than it does!

 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/21 20:39:35 (permalink)
Agnes!!!  That looks and sounds delicious.  I love the idea of pepperoni in there.  I wonder if CC will think we're heathens for that.  Too bad!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/21 20:56:16 (permalink)
No no no. Agnes...is not a heathen!

It's good to see some great lookin' Italian food from New Jersey!

I was gettin' nervous that I'd have to start smokin' stuff...when I return.

That would be trouble.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/21 22:10:54 (permalink)
Agnes, nice job, looks great......
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/21 22:15:13 (permalink)
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Finally tried Umami Burger in Palo Alto, and got the "Manly Burger" which has beer-cheddar cheese, smoked-salt onion strings, and bacon lardon on a 6-oz. patty.  I loved it, but my arteries won't, so it will be a very occasional indulgence!


Happy you loved it, it looks great........I always wanted to go there...........pnwc
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/21 22:25:03 (permalink)
Agnes!  You left enough for me!
 
I had..... a Smashburger!  I chose the Mushroom Swiss and loved the combination of flavors.
 
Ordered the onion straws and flash fried vegetables which won't be ordered again.  Greasy and salty.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/21 23:26:07 (permalink)
Agnes, that looks fabulous! Can you share a recipe? I tried to do lasagna using eggplant instead of pasta and failed miserably...came out more like stew.
 
Dinner tonight will be pizza rolls. They're in the oven now since I just got home from work.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/22 20:54:39 (permalink)
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Agnes, that looks fabulous! Can you share a recipe? I tried to do lasagna using eggplant instead of pasta and failed miserably...came out more like stew.

Dinner tonight will be pizza rolls. They're in the oven now since I just got home from work.


felix, the key that I learned through trial and error is slicing all the vegetables you are using in lieu of pasta about 1/4 of an inch thick and roasting them in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes with a little drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper.
That gets a good portion of the moisture out and concentrates the flavor. I make it that way for my husband, who needs to be conscience of his carb intake, using zucchini, yellow squash and this time also eggplant. Everything else I do is what I would do making lasagna with pasta, including the pepperoni layer and meat sauce.
Thanks for all of the comments everyone!  
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/22 22:34:46 (permalink)
*smacks self on forehead* Roasting! It never occurred to me to roast it! Good lord, but I feel dumb. Every other casserole I make with eggplant I roast it first...why I couldn't figure out to apply that to lasagna is completely beyond me.  Thank you!
 
Speaking of which...tonight I did an eggplant alfredo casserole, served with baked chicken thighs seasoned with Italian-Romano seasoning blend.
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/22 23:08:48 (permalink)
No pictures.
 
California Pizza Kitchen  (It's just too convenient)
 
Chopped Italian Salad
Spaghetti Bolognese
One small slice of The Works pizza
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/22 23:24:51 (permalink)
Roasted lamb breast, bacon & blue cheese red potato salad & green salad.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 08:29:24 (permalink)
It's Friday night...my son and his girlfriend are coming in from Wash DC tonight and I think I'll fix chicken wings tonight.  Unsure beyond that
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 09:09:00 (permalink)
Last night I grill-charred 3 poblanos, 2 jalapenos, and 7 cloves of garlic and blended them with olive oil, white wine, and lime juice to make a marinade.  3 pounds of chicken wings are soaking it up right now and I'm looking forward to having them for dinner tonight.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 12:36:12 (permalink)
Janet is in her third day of a week++ long visit to her daughters family in the Finger Lakes area of N Y. She is enjoying the visit, not only to family, but to the "Napa Valley" of N Y. while not wine drinkers, we do enjoy the orchards and produce stands in the rural areas this time of year.   She left me a 'Frig full of stew-like creations with rice on the side...and several nice Porterhouse steaks.  So far the score is -- Steaks- Three ,   Stew-like stuff--Zero" (at the end of three !!)  But some canned biscuits, baked and smeared with newly home-made Apple Butter has kept me from Starving.
  High point of "My Vacation", so far, has been watching a rerun of the film "EXODUS" from Midnite to 3 AM this morning.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 16:36:19 (permalink)
Farm Fresh Sweet Corn
Ribeye Steaks on the grill
Farm Fresh Green Beans (slow cooked in the crock pot all day with hocks)
Graeters peach ice cream
 
and AL i think you have my final item
 
Biscuits with home made jams jellies and butters
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 17:31:39 (permalink)
Mmm mm mm!!  Where's the bottom of White Lake, anyway??? 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 17:41:22 (permalink)
Italian sausage sandwiches, with fried peppers and onions on Wawa hoagie rolls. 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 17:47:01 (permalink)
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Mmm mm mm!!  Where's the bottom of White Lake, anyway??? 

 
Im not telling you will come and steal all my sweet corn! 
 
The "Location" listed came from an Easter Egg in my favorite band's album of the same name.  If you followed all the clues hidden in the liner notes and solved the puzzle, you got to be on a special list, those people on the list had various "deaths" attributed to white lake.
 
I was one of 54 people to fully figure out the hidden clues and solve the puzzle. (which the answer I will take to my grave)  So I get to be at the bottom of White Lake, where my body ended up after solving the puzzle.
post edited by CajunKing - 2013/08/23 17:53:28
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 21:22:19 (permalink)
Hey L2B
 
HA HA You didnt get to my corn stash, it was yummy!!
Now just got to pick all the corn out of my teef!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 21:32:48 (permalink)
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Janet is in her third day of a week++ long visit to her daughters family in the Finger Lakes area of N Y. She is enjoying the visit, not only to family, but to the "Napa Valley" of N Y. while not wine drinkers, we do enjoy the orchards and produce stands in the rural areas this time of year.   She left me a 'Frig full of stew-like creations with rice on the side...and several nice Porterhouse steaks.  So far the score is -- Steaks- Three ,   Stew-like stuff--Zero" (at the end of three !!)  But some canned biscuits, baked and smeared with newly home-made Apple Butter has kept me from Starving.
High point of "My Vacation", so far, has been watching a rerun of the film "EXODUS" from Midnite to 3 AM this morning.


Sounds like you are both having a nice time!!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 21:45:55 (permalink)
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Hey L2B

HA HA You didnt get to my corn stash, it was yummy!!
Now just got to pick all the corn out of my teef!

LOL!!  No, I didn't, doggonit. 
 
So who's your favorite band?  I don't recall an album name like that so it must not have been one of my favorites.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 21:53:32 (permalink)
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Mmm mm mm!!  Where's the bottom of White Lake, anyway??? 


Im not telling you will come and steal all my sweet corn! 

The "Location" listed came from an Easter Egg in my favorite band's album of the same name.  If you followed all the clues hidden in the liner notes and solved the puzzle, you got to be on a special list, those people on the list had various "deaths" attributed to white lake.

I was one of 54 people to fully figure out the hidden clues and solve the puzzle. (which the answer I will take to my grave)  So I get to be at the bottom of White Lake, where my body ended up after solving the puzzle.


OK, who is your favorite band?
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 21:56:14 (permalink)
and of course it is a food themed band....
 
Enter The Haggis
 
http://www.enterthehaggis.com/home
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/23 21:58:50 (permalink)
Carnitas tacos are back at Del Taco!
 
I had 3 for dinner sans the green stuff.
 
I'm telling you....   they are fantastic!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/25 19:07:24 (permalink)
Chicken breast marinated and baked in homemade BBQ sauce, with roasted Brussels sprouts, red potatoes, parsnips and onion. Vegetables drizzled with balsamic and olive oil, then sprinkled with garlic powder and salt-free seasoning.
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/25 19:33:52 (permalink)
Cleaning out the freezer and pantry:
 

 
 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/26 15:14:28 (permalink)
Last night baked ham....Tonight, scalloped ham and potatoes
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/26 15:39:23 (permalink)
That looks really good, Mar!!
 
Girls' afternoon out.  Nachos, pork empanada (below) and a bunch of tequila.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/26 15:54:34 (permalink)
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and of course it is a food themed band....

Enter The Haggis

http://www.enterthehaggis.com/home

Never heard of them, but checking them out now.  I love uilleann pipes!!!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2013/08/27 02:45:05 (permalink)
I made one of my infamous "pantry stews". Primarily so I could freeze a bunch of individual portions for when work picks up again.
 

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