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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sat, 05/18/13 8:17 PM
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I didn't "relent".  I said I was going to eat salad in response to his cheeky remark after seeing some photos of me on another thread........"Geeze, you were thinner then!"  Arrrrrrrrrgh.

Lisa, maybe Michael's next step is to repent, I would buy a ticket to that show............
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sat, 05/18/13 8:18 PM
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Mar, have fun tomorrow, take some pictures so you could show these people what a good Gumbo looks like...............Bill

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sat, 05/18/13 8:30 PM
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I didn't "relent".  I said I was going to eat salad in response to his cheeky remark after seeing some photos of me on another thread........"Geeze, you were thinner then!"  Arrrrrrrrrgh.

That's not exactly what I said. By the way, I really love the pork tenderloin you're making, as well as the fingerling potatoes and the broccoli and cauliflower in cheese sauce

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/19/13 12:34 AM
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I didn't "relent".  I said I was going to eat salad in response to his cheeky remark after seeing some photos of me on another thread........"Geeze, you were thinner then!"  Arrrrrrrrrgh.

Lisa, maybe Michael's next step is to repent, I would buy a ticket to that show............

The tickets are on sale but for you.........free admission.  I need somebody on my side!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/19/13 2:38 AM
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Today I had a little over an hour between shows, so I went with one of my perennial favourites...Bull's Head Tavern (http://www.thebullsheadtavern.com/). It's kitty-corner across the street from the theatre. Treated myself to their smoked gouda chicken pasta (penne, seared chicken breast, pancetta, muhrooms and asparagus in smoked gouda cream sauce, topped with smoked gouda). Figured I deserved it after this week, and knowing I won't have a day off again until Tuesday (got more work thrown at me for Monday about three hours ago).
 


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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/19/13 9:36 AM
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lleechef


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lleechef


I didn't "relent".  I said I was going to eat salad in response to his cheeky remark after seeing some photos of me on another thread........"Geeze, you were thinner then!"  Arrrrrrrrrgh.

Lisa, maybe Michael's next step is to repent, I would buy a ticket to that show............

The tickets are on sale but for you.........free admission.  I need somebody on my side!


Lisa, they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Thats fine, but you would think the old dog could just sit and stop barking...............Make sure he takes you to Boston in June.........

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/19/13 12:27 PM
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I had frozen pizza and a Cheerwine.
 
I was shocked when I saw a refrigerated section with Triple XXX Root Beer and Cheerwine in my closest (I'm between three) Ralph's which is owned by Kroger's.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/19/13 3:51 PM
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Last night I made Cod and Potato Chowder(sorry, I forgot to take pictures) and for tonight Tuna noodle Casserole

(my daughter had three wisdom teeth extracted on Thursday so I've been going for soft chew things). Here was my son's reaction to the tuna casserole(he hates it!).

He makes at least two and sometimes three pizzas a week!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/19/13 4:24 PM
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I like tuna and I love noodles.
 
But put them together and I also want a pizza!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/19/13 6:33 PM
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I like tuna and I love noodles.

But put them together and I also want a pizza!

I /We love tuna and noodles....  we also love Tuna sandwiches with HB eggs mixed in served on Jewish toasted Rye topped with Sharp Cheddar..  ( guess that would be considered a "Tuna Melt"?
anyway..............tonights dinner was (sounds strange but it was VERY good)........  an over night marinated in Pineapple juice and then slowly cooked in a low temp oven for a few hours covered with lots of pepper/seasonings Pork Roast.....      We also had it served with BBQ/Grilled Zuccinni
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/19/13 8:44 PM
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I didn't "relent".  I said I was going to eat salad in response to his cheeky remark after seeing some photos of me on another thread........"Geeze, you were thinner then!"  Arrrrrrrrrgh.

Sounds like he should have "toejam" sandwiches instead of fried spam. 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/19/13 8:46 PM
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lleechef


I didn't "relent".  I said I was going to eat salad in response to his cheeky remark after seeing some photos of me on another thread........"Geeze, you were thinner then!"  Arrrrrrrrrgh.

That's not exactly what I said. By the way, I really love the pork tenderloin you're making, as well as the fingerling potatoes and the broccoli and cauliflower in cheese sauce

TOO LATE to suck up now Michael!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/19/13 8:51 PM
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I have been experimenting with the stroganoff sauce for my recreation of the pharmacy's stroganoff burger, I have now had several stroganoff burgers, but tonight it is:
 
Grilled Ribeye (Med rare) topped with swiss and harvati cheese, smothered with the stroganoff sauce.
 
Red New potatoes boiled, then smothered in the stroganoff sauce with cheese and bacon.
 
(Can you tell I made too much sauce, but OMG has it been good)
 
Yesterday night was fried crapie and mushrooms

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/20/13 12:18 AM
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CajunKing, that sounds amazing!
 
By the time I finally got out of work, we ended up at Steak & Shake. Could be worse, I guess.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/20/13 10:04 AM
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Last night I ruined a perfectly fine flank steak and some roasted potato wedges. I have no idea why my always (till last evening) marvelous marinade resulted in a complete lack of flavor for the steak, and I cannot figure out how I managed to grill the thing to medium. While the meat was both overcooked and flavorless, it was very tender. As to the potatoes, well, they were dry and lacking in flavor. The caprese salad we had was excellent.
lleechef made the salad.
 
lleechef was kind. I did not deserve kindness.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/20/13 1:22 PM
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Last night I ruined a perfectly fine flank steak and some roasted potato wedges. I have no idea why my always (till last evening) marvelous marinade resulted in a complete lack of flavor for the steak, and I cannot figure out how I managed to grill the thing to medium. While the meat was both overcooked and flavorless, it was very tender. As to the potatoes, well, they were dry and lacking in flavor. The caprese salad we had was excellent.
lleechef made the salad.

lleechef was kind. I did not deserve kindness.


I thought Lisa gave you a can opener for your birthday. From what I remember, Lisa said, if you can't open it with a can opener, don't touch it. Leave the important things to lisa, now go take a nap................pnwc

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/20/13 6:21 PM
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My dinner last night doubled as Mother's Day for my Mom...
 

 
I started cooking a few days ago by pickling some cucumbers:
 

 
Boiled Peanuts to snack on while waiting:  (They were from a can and delicious!)
 

 
The meal was to begin with gumbo.
 
Cooking:
 

 
Plated:
 

 
Waiting to be served:
 

 
Stewed Cinnamon Apples:
 

 
The macaroni and cheese prior to bking. I forgot the after picture:
 

 
My brother's Fried Chicken which was moist!
 

 
Collard Greens:
 

 
Blackeyed Peas:
 

 
I forgot to take a picture of the stringbeans and ham.
 
 
My plate:
 

 
Banana Pudding:
 

 
Strawberry Cheesecake because I knew my mother would not try the banana pudding:
 

 
Mom!  She'll be 86 next month
 


It was fun!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/20/13 6:31 PM
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Your food looks great but not as good as your Mother!  She sure doesn't look her age and you can tell her I said so!!!
Would you consider re-posting your gumbo recipe?  I know you are famous for it and the recipe is here somewhere but I'm too lazy to go digging.  Puhleese?

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/20/13 7:05 PM
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 Hi Lisa,  I wrote this recipe years ago and I vary it every time I make it.
 
This time I cheated and used Cajun Power Gumbo Base instead of making my own roux.
 
Here's mine:  (I won two Gumbo Cookoffs with it and two trips for two to New Orleans)
 
Marlene’s Gumbo  Makes 15-20 servings
 
1 C. vegetable oil
¾  C. flour
4 C. chopped onions
2 C. chopped celery
2 C. chopped green pepper
1 Tablespoon chopped garlic  (You can use a garlic press)
8 C. Swanson’s chicken broth (heated which is debated)  I cheat unless I have homemade.
1 bag (or less) of Costco’s frozen chicken wings that are like Buffalo Wings.  The seasoning on them helps!
1 ring smoked sausage, sliced in to rounds  (I use the regular that is a pork/beef mix)
1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning  (I use Joe's Stuff whch is from the New Orleans School of Cooking)
½ tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
Pinch sugar  (optional)
 
 
 
2 C chopped green onions
2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp or more!
Cooked rice  (I don’t bother with rice)
Filé.   (I never use it)
 
I make my gumbo in stages over two days.  The trick is to have everything ready because there is no time to stop once you begin.
 
First I make the roux.  This is the most labor intensive part.  BUT, before you begin have all the onions, celery, green pepper and garlic diced and ready.  Set a time when you have 2 hours free. Go to the bathroom before you begin!   Do not leave the pan while you are stirring.  Do not answer the phone, do not answer the door.  (The roux goes through different stages so don’t be alarmed… just keep stirring) (I know that Lisa already knows all of this)
 
A heavy bottomed pan is the best for making the roux.  You will need a flat bottomed wooden spatula to stir it…CONSTANTLY until you get the color you want.  You might start with a roux the color of peanut butter.  I make mine almost as dark as chocolate, but I’ve been doing it for years.  The lighter the roux the more thickening properties it has.  I think the darker roux has a richer taste.  IF YOU BURN THE ROUX, THROW IT OUT AND START OVER  This could take over an hour depending on how brave you are with the heat. 
 
Heat the oil in the pan (I use a cast iron skillet which might get too hot for a beginner) on a middle to high heat and when you see the rippling effect dump in all of the flour a little at a time and start stirring.
 
I start on a higher fire and then turn it down because I’m a chicken.  When I think it’s getting too hot I slide the pan off the burner, stir, stir, stir and then put it back still stirring.  You can also buy roux already made in a jar!   BEWARE!  Roux is as hot as moltent lava.  You do not want it getting on you.
 
When the roux is the color you want, dump in all of the onions, celery and green pepper.  (Those 3 items together are called the Holy Trinity or just the Trinity)  I cook them down until you can’t recognize the individual pieces.  I make it a mush.  When it’s to this mushy state, stir in the garlic, cook a couple of minutes and transfer it all in to the LARGE stock pot that you’ll be using.
 
Carefully stir in the warmed up broth, bring it to a boil and then lower to a simmer.  Dump in all the chicken wings you want and continue to simmer.  (If I have shrimp shells I heat them up in the chicken broth and strain it first)
 
While it’s simmering saute the sausage to brown it for extra flavor and to get rid of some of the grease.  Blot them with paper towels and add them to the pot.  Add the Cajun spice, bay leaves, thyme and simmer for the a couple of hours. Taste!  If you think it could use a little sugar add a pinch or two. Cool.  Refrigerate overnight.
 
The next morning I skim as much of the fat off of the top of the gumbo as possible.  Then I pick out all of the chicken skin, bones and what I call knuckles which I guess is cartilage. 
 
Then I heat it up again.  The remaining grease will pool on the top of the gumbo.  I skim some more with a spoon and then I actually layer paper towels on the top to remove almost all of the grease.  I find this to be part of why my recipe wins.  It’s not greasy at all.
 
Heat it up again to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. 
 
 
Approximately 10 minutes before serving, add green onions.   Right before you’re ready to serve it dump in the shrimp.  They only take a couple of minutes to cook and you don’t want to over cook them.  Those small lobster tails were $4 a piece at my grocery store this week so I bought 4 and halved them.  Great for presentation!  LOL  Serve gumbo over rice or without rice as I do.  Rice is just a filler.  Make your contents stand on their own!
 
Some people use File powder which gives it a different taste.  It also thickens it up.  You serve it on the table and stir it in to your own bowl.  you never cook file!  I don’t use it.  I don’t like it!    You can also add okra and tomatoes but don’t.  It doesn’t need it.
 
Most serve gumbo over white rice, but I feel it takes away the taste.  I serve it like a soup without the rice.
 
Hope this helps!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/20/13 7:12 PM
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Here's the base I used this time:
 
http://www.cajunpowersauc...-A12A-3A725D947B7933A7
 
I found it a bit greasy tasting.
 
It had all the spice and vegetables in it.
 
I added sauteed trinity and a can of okra and tomatoes.
 
I bought a rotisserie chicken and pulled it apart, smoked sausage when I didn't like the way my Andouille smelled and those lobster tails at the last minute.
 
I'm all for shortcuts when the back and thumb aren't feeling well!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/20/13 7:45 PM
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What a great looking dinner Mar!! Your Mom's a lucky lady!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/20/13 8:30 PM
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Mar - that dinner looks like heaven!!  Gorgeous gumbo and fried chicken, the perfect complement of southern sides, and two incredible desserts.  Wow.  And boiled p-nuts--yay!!!  Whose brand did you use?  I've had a hard time getting them right in a crockpot so have considered buying canned ones instead.  Thank you for posting your prized gumbo recipe.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/20/13 8:35 PM
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Thanks, Girls!
 
The boiled peanuts came from Walmart.  I rinsed them to get rid of some of the sliminess.
 
They also came in a Cajun spiced flavor but I opted for plain.  I liked them!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/21/13 12:36 PM
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pnwchef


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Last night I ruined a perfectly fine flank steak and some roasted potato wedges. I have no idea why my always (till last evening) marvelous marinade resulted in a complete lack of flavor for the steak, and I cannot figure out how I managed to grill the thing to medium. While the meat was both overcooked and flavorless, it was very tender. As to the potatoes, well, they were dry and lacking in flavor. The caprese salad we had was excellent.
lleechef made the salad.

lleechef was kind. I did not deserve kindness.


I thought Lisa gave you a can opener for your birthday. From what I remember, Lisa said, if you can't open it with a can opener, don't touch it. Leave the important things to lisa, now go take a nap................pnwc

I try to stick with cans that have pull-top lids. I wish I could take a nap, but I have too many things to get done, including driving my new John Deere to the back yard for some serious mowing.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/21/13 4:51 PM
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As a former Southerner
 
WHAT THE HELL IS THE DEAL WITH BOILED PEANUTS??
 


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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/21/13 5:07 PM
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mar
Thanks for the recipe.  I've been hungry for gumbo lately so I'm going to make yours this week (minus the lobster tails).

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/21/13 6:37 PM
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The lobster tails didn't add anything tastewise.  It was all for presentation!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/21/13 8:03 PM
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Mar....This time I cheated and used Cajun Power Gumbo Base instead of making my own roux. 
 
Mar, Earl and Flewer and some spices, I'm telling Mom
 
Mom looks happy, nice going on the food. 
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/21/13 8:17 PM
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Mom figured it out.
 
Not as good as mine. 
 
Boy!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/21/13 8:28 PM
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All, glorious & wonderful, especially MON!


My dinner last night doubled as Mother's Day for my Mom...



I started cooking a few days ago by pickling some cucumbers:



Boiled Peanuts to snack on while waiting:  (They were from a can and delicious!)



The meal was to begin with gumbo.

Cooking:



Plated:



Waiting to be served:



Stewed Cinnamon Apples:



The macaroni and cheese prior to bking. I forgot the after picture:



My brother's Fried Chicken which was moist!



Collard Greens:



Blackeyed Peas:



I forgot to take a picture of the stringbeans and ham.


My plate:



Banana Pudding:



Strawberry Cheesecake because I knew my mother would not try the banana pudding:



Mom!  She'll be 86 next month



It was fun!


agnesrob


Last night I made Cod and Potato Chowder(sorry, I forgot to take pictures) and for tonight Tuna noodle Casserole

(my daughter had three wisdom teeth extracted on Thursday so I've been going for soft chew things). Here was my son's reaction to the tuna casserole(he hates it!).

He makes at least two and sometimes three pizzas a week!



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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/21/13 8:49 PM
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Sir,
 
Life is like that, sometimes. You have each other  and that's what counts!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/21/13 9:09 PM
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Mar, that looks amazing!! Now I really, really need to make gumbo again, and I'm probably going to use your recipe instead of my own, because it sounds fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing!
 
Dinner tonight was at my sister's house. Steaks on the grill, sauteed mushrooms with whole garlic cloves, home-made french fries, and a barley and corn salad. With bottomless glasses of sweet tea, eaten in her outdoor living room. I didn't take a picture of any of the food because I was talking, but I did get a picture of the location. What looks like a dining room table is actually a covered outdoor pool table, but with the cover it does nicely for dinner.
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/21/13 11:09 PM
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I want that backyard!
 
With my gumbo the spice on the chicken wings flavors the broth along with the Cajun spice mix.
 
The touch of sugar does wonders.  It's my secret.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Wed, 05/22/13 6:46 PM
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I want that back yard, too! Their whole house is amazing...I spend as much time there as possible for most of the summer. Luckily, we only live about 1/2 mile apart, so it's easy.
 
I'm really looking forward to making your gumbo!
 
Tonight we had the last of the crock pot BBQ ribs I did t'other day, along with some steamed fresh asparagus (it's going like gangbusters locally right now), deli coleslaw, and watermelon chunks.
 


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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Thu, 05/23/13 1:21 AM
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I had a copicola sub.
 
Now I'm trying to identify the flavor of the clear carbonated liquid I'm drinking.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Thu, 05/23/13 11:15 PM
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Mar, Gabagool............yah want to get wacked talking the otter way

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Thu, 05/23/13 11:40 PM
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Mar!!!  You do not play fair. 
That looks awesome. 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Thu, 05/23/13 11:57 PM
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Bill,  OK... Gabagool on a roll.
 
love2bake:  I was just trying to use up some things that were about ready to toss.  (Topped with the real thing from Vermont)
 
Can't wait to finish the bottle from Vermont to try a gift bottle of Extra light from Canada.  It's been staring at me.
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Fri, 05/24/13 12:11 AM
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Yeah, so now I know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow...that almost made me lick the screen, Mar! I've even got some of the real stuff, although it's from the nature center here and not Vermont.
 
We had fish, marinated in orange juice, lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, dill, and lemon-orange-pepper seasoning. With some kinda steamable frozen vegetable mix and deli coleslaw. Lately I've been eating a ridiculous amount of deli coleslaw.
 


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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Fri, 05/24/13 2:05 AM
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Deli slaw can be great!
 
I made Halibut en papillote for my mother for Mother's Day because she didn't want to eat my brother's fried chicken.
 
I'd never done it before and was amazed how easy it was.  I topped the halibut with grilled vegetables (put some under as well) with seasoning and a drizzle of oil.  So easy and no mess!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Fri, 05/24/13 10:08 AM
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I keep meaning to order some maple syrup from Michigan.  I've tried NH and Canadian (and Vermont, of course), but I hear Michigan is a big producer, too.  If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Fri, 05/24/13 12:26 PM
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love2bake, I get mine at the nature center, which doesn't have online sales...they make it every spring as an educational thing for kids. But I'll see what I can come up with! I'm heading to the good farmer's market next weekend, and I'm sure they'll be able to recommend someone. Or it's possible the nature center will sell over the phone if not online.
 
We have tons of maple trees here! I've got six just in my yard.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Fri, 05/24/13 9:55 PM
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Country Pie!! My Daughter Katie had a bad day so I knew I wanted to make one of her favorites for dinner!

One of my favorites!


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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sat, 05/25/13 9:12 AM
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Thanks, felix!
 
Agnes - that looks very tasty.  What's in it?

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sat, 05/25/13 12:52 PM
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Agnes, see above. 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sat, 05/25/13 5:40 PM
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Country Pie
 
Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1-1/3 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
Directions
  • Combine all crust ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. Press the
  • mixture in the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie pan.
  • For filling, combine tomato sauce, rice, water, salt and 3/4 cup
  • cheddar ( I always use more!). Spoon into ground beef crust. Cover lightly with foil and
  • bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with
  • remaining cheese( again, more!) and bake 10 to 15minutes longer or until cheese is
  • melted. Yield: 6 servings.
My Mom started making this when I was about 8. My siblings all make it too! The smell alone is so good!
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sat, 05/25/13 6:29 PM
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Thanks!  Sounds like a fun meal.
 
We ate a ton of grilled samples at my brother's annual Memorial Day sale. 
 
I didn't work it this year and he's doing only 1/5 the business of last year. 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/26/13 6:42 PM
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I went for a bleu cheese overload tonight, because I could. Bacon and bleu cheese stuffed chicken, asparagus with bleu cheese sauce, and some deli coleslaw.
 


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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/26/13 9:47 PM
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Thanks, Agnes!  Looks great, and I copied it down.
 
Dinner was ballpark food:  Italian sausage, peppers and onions sandwich and a Drumstick ice cream. And even better, my team won!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Sun, 05/26/13 9:54 PM
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Yes they did -- 7-3.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/27/13 12:31 AM
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Here at the MC Ranch, bbq is taken seriously, even if done on a gas grill...
The same goes for my sauce...
 
On the grill was a holiday trifecta: Chicken, baby Back ribs, and bacon
 
Ribs and chicken rubbed with 2 of my rub blends, chicken aslo had 1 cup of the sauce (below) added to marinate...both put in reefer box for 3 hours...
 
The Grill: 3 burners, all on high, ribed put over center burner meat side up for 5 miuntes, flipped with meat side down, center burner turned off (for indirect heat with just left & right burners on)...12 oz of hickory smoked bacon layed on top of the ribs...
 
1 hour later I wrap ribs in foil including bacon, set on upper rack in center for more indirect heat...
 
Center burner back on hight, 6 pieces of bone in chicken thigh put on grill skin side up for approx 5~10 minutes, flipped with skin side down for another 5~10 minutes, then center burner back off for indirect heat...
 
50 minutes later center burner back on high took ribs and bacon out of foil, put bacon along with the other items over burners for a char on all 3 items, added bbq sauce on all 3 items...
 

 
Served with corn that was boiled & then grilled...
 
YUMMY
 

 
This is my sauce for this weekend...
½ cup OT's BBQ Sauce
½ cup J Lee Roy's Dippin Sauce
¼ cup La Victoria Green Taco Sauce
¼ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup clover honey
¼ cup dark brown sugar
2 Tbls Worchester Sauce
1 Tbls Liquid Hickory Smoke
1 Tbls Applewood Smoked Salt
1 Tbls Dried Onion Flakes
2 tsp  Dry Onion Powder
2 tsp  Dry Garlic Powder
1 tsp  Crushed Red Pepper flakes
1 tsp ground black pepper
 
Mix well and use as a marinade, cooking sauce, or on the side as a dip...makes roughly 2 cups...

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/27/13 12:38 AM
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I just made a post, but don't see it, even though it's listed in the most recent posts in my control panel...
 
Hummmmm....
 

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/27/13 2:09 AM
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It's there and looks tasty.  Welcome back.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/27/13 8:21 AM
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That bacon looks so good!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/27/13 6:26 PM
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I was inspired by the bacon...sort of. I made a breakfast casserole with sliced hard-boiled eggs, bacon, onion, and a sour cream-cheddar sauce. Totally forgot to take pictures, but whatever. I've made it a hundred times, and am confident there are several pictures of it in this thread already.

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/27/13 11:07 PM
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 I overcooked the tri-tip but it was still moist and tender.
 
In the foil packets...  What I found out are are called California Vegetables.  I didn't know they had a name....  cauliflower, brocoli, carrots and I added brussel sprouts with one pat of butter and a little ketjep manis.
 
We also had potato salad
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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Mon, 05/27/13 11:27 PM
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Beautiful meal Mar!

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/28/13 12:33 AM
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What a perfect holiday weekend feast!  Is that a green egg?

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Re:What's For Dinner TONIGHT...??? - Tue, 05/28/13 1:10 AM
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Yes it is a Big Green Egg.
 
I didn't use it much last summer.  Going to try to change that this year. 
 
Next time...  45 minutes on the tri-tip.  Set it and forget it!

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