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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/20 21:51:03 (permalink)
llechef, that catfish looks amazing!
Bill, thank you so much for the recipe! Even my mother liked it!
 
Tonight I baked some fake crab, fake lobster, spinach, and Dreamfield's penne in a light cream-garlic sauce, served with a bag salad (ranch dressing) and some mixed fruit tossed with blackberry-balsamic vinegar and Splenda.
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/20 22:23:25 (permalink)
Tonights dinner was fresh Salmon steaks served with white rice topped with baby green onions and cilantro! 
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/20 22:32:37 (permalink)
Why???
 
Grilled pork chops, Stove Top Stuffing, real scalloped potatoes and corn.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/20 22:49:17 (permalink)
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Why???

Grilled pork chops, Stove Top Stuffing, real scalloped potatoes and corn.

Why what??
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 00:37:52 (permalink)
I'm not Mar, but I'll answer. Why cilantro? It ruins so many perfectly good things. Salmon sounds good, though!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 01:11:50 (permalink)
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I'm not Mar, but I'll answer. Why cilantro? It ruins so many perfectly good things. Salmon sounds good, though!

Cilantro is one of those spices you either like or dont like!  We often use it as it compliments so many different foods.  It tastes wonderful on white rice and especially good on Mexican food! 
Mar hates the stuff and refuses to eat it but its AWESOME on Mexican food and especially when served in tacos and burritos!
We grow it in our garden so its never in short supply.
 Forgot to also mention.........cilantro is a must for making salsa and its also good in scrambled eggs and salads! 
As mentioned above......  its either a spice you like or one you dislike!
post edited by iluvcfood - 2014/02/21 01:19:27
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 01:35:54 (permalink)
I hate it almost as much as Mar. Tastes like lemon Pledge paste to me.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 07:41:44 (permalink)
I will speak to the taste of cilantro. I hate it. It takes over the taste of food, as most people don't know how to use it correctly.Instead of incorporating it, they sprinkle. Wrong! I only enjoyed the taste once, in a very well made fresh salsa, in which it was just a background taste. On the same page, Mar and Felix!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 08:32:44 (permalink)
Cilantro haters Unite!
 
I never thought it tasted like soap.  It just tastes disgusting when fresh.  I can use it sparingly in salsas and soups.  In salsas it gets pickled and when cooked it mellows.
 
I had something the other day that didn't have cilantro in it, but it must have been cooked in the same pan as some or near it.  Could not eat it. 
 
It's overpowering and that tiny little piece remains in your mouth if you're lucky enough to get some on your bite of food.....  and it somehow gets between your teeth to make it's presence known sometime later for that last taste of the meal.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 11:40:04 (permalink)
Y'all are gonna think I'm a freak but I really like cilantro.  It has it's place in Mexican, Cuban and South American cuisines.  I wouldn't want it on everything, but then I wouldn't want basil, rosemary, oregano or any other herb on everything. 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 11:58:33 (permalink)
I don't think you're crazy, although it's funny for me how often people who like it try to convince those of us who don't we should "just try it" again, because "you'll change your mind". Not gonna happen, any more than I'm gonna "grow out of" my food allergies.
 
Genetic Proof That You Really Do Hate Cilantro
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 12:59:14 (permalink)
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Y'all are gonna think I'm a freak but I really like cilantro.  It has it's place in Mexican, Cuban and South American cuisines.  I wouldn't want it on everything, but then I wouldn't want basil, rosemary, oregano or any other herb on everything. 

I'm not a big fan of cilantro, but my gripe about it is due to it's over use in many Mexican dishes. A little goes a long way and often too much cilantro overpowers the dish. 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 13:10:11 (permalink)
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lleechef

Y'all are gonna think I'm a freak but I really like cilantro.  It has it's place in Mexican, Cuban and South American cuisines.  I wouldn't want it on everything, but then I wouldn't want basil, rosemary, oregano or any other herb on everything. 

I'm not a big fan of cilantro, but my gripe about it is due to it's over use in many Mexican dishes. A little goes a long way and often too much cilantro overpowers the dish. 

Yep.  More is not better!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 14:26:51 (permalink)
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lleechef

Y'all are gonna think I'm a freak but I really like cilantro.  It has it's place in Mexican, Cuban and South American cuisines.  I wouldn't want it on everything, but then I wouldn't want basil, rosemary, oregano or any other herb on everything. 

I'm not a big fan of cilantro, but my gripe about it is due to it's over use in many Mexican dishes. A little goes a long way and often too much cilantro overpowers the dish. 

Yep.  More is not better!   

Mmm??????????   I would dis-agree with that............  more cheese is ALWAYS better and more butter and sour cream on baked potatoes is ALWAYS better! 
I also love MORE garlic on my food then most do! 
 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 16:06:24 (permalink)
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lleechef

Y'all are gonna think I'm a freak but I really like cilantro.  It has it's place in Mexican, Cuban and South American cuisines.  I wouldn't want it on everything, but then I wouldn't want basil, rosemary, oregano or any other herb on everything. 

I'm not a big fan of cilantro, but my gripe about it is due to it's over use in many Mexican dishes. A little goes a long way and often too much cilantro overpowers the dish. 

Yep.  More is not better!   

Mmm??????????   I would dis-agree with that............  more cheese is ALWAYS better and more butter and sour cream on baked potatoes is ALWAYS better! 
I also love MORE garlic on my food then most do! 


But they were talking specifically about cilantro.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/21 16:32:04 (permalink)
Yes....  you are correct as the subject was re: Cilantro! 
Yes.......  more is not always better when it comes to Cilantro but that holds true with many other spices as well!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 17:15:34 (permalink)
I just bought and planted a new batch of Cilantro today (anyone want any? )   along with some super beefsteak tomatoes, chives and jalapenos!  Now IF I can just keep the damn Racoons away!!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 17:33:00 (permalink)
iluvcfood

I just bought and planted a new batch of Cilantro today (anyone want any? )   along with some super beefsteak tomatoes, chives and jalapenos!  Now IF I can just keep the damn Racoons away!!

Send some cilantro to mar.    But then, she'll send it to me and it will be all wilted and nasty.......
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 18:00:09 (permalink)
I could dry it first, but I'd have to do it outdoors.
 
We have rats.
 
Hmmmm...  Wonder if it would keep the rats away.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 18:45:01 (permalink)
mar52

I could dry it first, but I'd have to do it outdoors.

We have rats.

Hmmmm...  Wonder if it would keep the rats away.

Get the rat traps out...........  it gets em every time!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 19:03:44 (permalink)
Tonight I make a casserole with chopped chicken, spinach, and artichoke hearts in a mayonnaise dressing, with bag salad (Italian dressing) and sliced beets. My mother actually told me it was good! " />
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 19:08:33 (permalink)
mar,
You could always make rat ragout à la cilantro.  Yum! 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 20:15:29 (permalink)
We celebrated our 19th aniversary this week, but couldn't find time to share a nice dinner until today (Saturday).
  So tonight it was a Rack of Lamb for each of us and a nice fresh Spinach Salad with mixed berries and a sweet poppyseed dressing.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 20:24:38 (permalink)
Very nice. And Happy Anniversary to you and Janet.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 20:26:07 (permalink)
Happy Anniversary my friends!  And your dinner looks awesome!  May you have many more.  We love and miss you.
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 22:32:42 (permalink)

I'm getting tired of all this "cold weather food".  Time for a green Hatch chile cheeseburger!!!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/22 22:37:47 (permalink)
mayor al

We celebrated our 19th aniversary this week, but couldn't find time to share a nice dinner until today (Saturday).
 

 
Congrats, Al and Janet on 19 happy years!
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/23 00:48:53 (permalink)
Dinner tonight was hamburger/noodle casserole topped with about a pound of cheese and had nice fresh mushrooms, diced tomatoes and garlic inside!  Served with Garlic toast.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/23 09:00:03 (permalink)
Mayor - that's a gorgeous salad!
lleechef - that burger looks awesome, too.
 
I went to a crab feed last night--first one in years, and it was big fun.


 
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? 2014/02/23 10:35:11 (permalink)
lleechef


I'm getting tired of all this "cold weather food".  Time for a green Hatch chile cheeseburger!!!

 
Now where did you find hatch chiles around here?  Looks delicious by the way!
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