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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/05 22:12:55 (permalink)
Kings Hawaaiin is nation wide. Kentucky Fried Chickens new little sandwiches is served on that.
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/05 22:44:02 (permalink)
Fewer and fewer Kfc's this way.  Disappointing to this 80"s baby as it was kinda a family tradition and their coleslaw has me addicted.  I enjoy their biscuits and gravy also and their chicken is pretty awesome, IMO. 
King's Hawaiin's kinda confuse me. I buy them, when on sale, because there's supposed to be somthing special about them but haven't really found it, other than they are always fresh.  What I am getting at is that a roll is often just a roll, but King's has kinda mastered their market.  I don't taste anything different, except maybe a bit sweeter in Kings, than other brands of dinner rolls.
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/05 22:52:00 (permalink)
Just went back and read responses.  To Felix, laughing cause yes, King's is expensive and I keep making excuses to buy when on sale!  Anyway, we just moved somewhere without a stove/oven.  We have a plug in and have to buy, so since I started becoming vocal here I have had no stove or oven.  I have been working with an electric frying pan, electric roaster and microwave and working my butt off to make good meals on the little we have.  I think that's part of the reason I tried to post here.  I just wanted to show my hard work.  I do love to cook.  :)
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/06 21:17:02 (permalink)
Tonight was really, REALLY bad catering at work. Beef strips in sauce that I think was made of soy sauce and a cup of salt, Spanish rice, and steamed pea pods with baby corn (but no herbs or seasonings of any kind). The only saving grace was the salad bar, which was lettuce, shredded cheese, cucumbers, and your choice of three dressings.
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/07 00:38:36 (permalink)
I thought that Kings uses pineapple juice as a sweetener, but I don't know why I'm thinking that.
 
I had pinto beans and corn bread for dinner.
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/07 09:13:15 (permalink)
Yesterday, I made old-school cannelloni with veal and spinach filling.



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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/07 10:41:17 (permalink)
SUZYQICU

Grilled brisket and Swiss cheese sandwich.   Sliced the sandwich in half because the older we get the less we eat..........green salad on the side.  yummy

Sounds fabulous!
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/07 11:04:57 (permalink)
Yum, Ruby!
 
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/07 15:05:10 (permalink)
Jennifer...it's not how long you've been here, but how many posts...probably find info in the FAQ section...
 
Dinner last night was just a super burger...1/2 pound of 80/20 on a Crustini bun...
 
Tonight is boneless country beef ribs...on the grill...
 
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/08 00:37:42 (permalink)
I was absolutely BEAT after yesterday, so I got lazy and added peas to my usual crab au gratin recipe.
 

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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/08 18:12:23 (permalink)
Made my awesome taco salad tonight! Princeton(my 5 year old) begging for seconds, enough for everyone(7 people!) to have thirds. It was just as awesome as always! LOL. Thank ya very much. * pat on my back.
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/08 19:23:18 (permalink)
Crustless shrimp quiche and baby carrots in horseradish sauce.
 

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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/08 19:38:57 (permalink)
Gotta love horseradish!
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/09 21:00:57 (permalink)
Something I rarely fix that we really love - spaghetti and meatballs - all from scratch - the sauce has been simmering for almost 2 hours and I'm about to do the pasta and garlic bread.
 
We've had cool fall tempertures since last Friday which is very unusual for us this time of year so I've been doing a lot of cooler weather cooking the past few days - a large pot of beef stew, Mexican cornbread, roasted peanuts  - grilled a pork loin and roasted root vegetables in the oven to go with it - crispy skinned baked potatoes with a grilled NY Strip.
 
I was having visions of chicken and dumplings and a huge pot of chili this weekend but the temps are heading back into the upper 80's so it'll be back to the grill and salads.  We probably need to cut back after this past week.
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/10 20:52:11 (permalink)
I dub tonight's dinner...  Freezer Pho.
 
I needed to make room in my freezer so I boiled up some chicken backs, necks, wings and thighs I've saved with some vegetables for a real rich broth.
 
I strained and de-fatted the broth and cooked it with some rice noodles, left over chicken posole and a can of corn.
 
Don't cringe, it tastes good:
 

 
 
 
 
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/10 21:32:20 (permalink)
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Gotta love horseradish!

It's one of my favourites, and one of the few spicy/hot things my mother can eat.
 
Tonight we ended up with Subway due to my doctor being more than two hours behind. By the time I finally got out of her office it was well past when we normally have dinner, and I hadn't had lunch yet.
 
Mar, I would totally eat that!
post edited by felix4067 - 2012/10/10 21:34:37
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/10 23:08:07 (permalink)
I love horseradish!  There are some chips, horseradish and cheddar, I believe.  I think they may be Herr's brand.  Love them.  They are strong and will singe nose hairs and clear up any congestion.  LOL.  I have gotten people to eat some as a joke.  They're strong!  Anyways, would love to have some pointers on cooking with shrimp and or crab.  What to buy and I'd love to make some crabcakes if anyone has simple, but delish recipes?
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/10 23:32:02 (permalink)
Jennifer, around here you've pretty much got to be independently wealthy in order to afford seafood. But, if you don't mind using the frozen, pre-cooked shrimp and fake crab, I've got some recipes for you. The biggest thing with shrimp is that it cooks very quickly, and is very easy to overcook so it gets chewy.
 
Here's my crab/salmon/tuna cake recipe, which uses canned crabmeat.
1 small onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 (5 ounce) cans crabmeat, drained, picked over for shells
1 3/4 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 extra large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons olive oil, for frying
 
Heat oil in a large skillet; add onion and saute 5 minutes, until starting to get translucent.
Combine all ingredients except second 2 tablespoons oil in a bowl (use your hands, it's easier); form into six patties.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet; brown three patties at a time 2-3 minutes on each side. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and three patties.
Preheat oven to 450F; spray a baking sheet with sides with cooking spray.
When patties are browned, place on prepared baking sheet and bake at 450F for 15 minutes.
Serve plain, topped with tartar sauce or a squeeze of lemon juice.
 
You can use a 15 ounce can of salmon, picked over for skin and bones, or canned tuna instead if you'd rather.
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/11 19:16:28 (permalink)
Tried a new recipe tonight a friend recommended, and it is KILLER! Creamy chicken enchiladas. Yum!
 
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/11 19:42:48 (permalink)
Tonight was baked pork chops, green beans with bacon, Southern fried cabbage and a roll from Meijer.  No stove or oven at the time!  Thank goodness for my roaster and electric pan!  Oh and I took pics, but can't share!   Nanananana!  LOL. 
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/11 20:12:08 (permalink)
  So far I've had two Halloween size Snickers.  Six to a package and four of them are staring at me.
 
I might have the leftover soup later.
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/11 20:35:30 (permalink)
Mar..........you know that is naughty!
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/11 21:49:19 (permalink)
Felix, thanks!  That recipe sounds great and I agree, I think meat and seafood are both pretty costly around here.  I see pork and chicken on sale most often.  A bummer because I didn't get a chance to enjoy good steak until the last couple of years and want more now! >:(
  And those chicken enchiladas look so good!  I made chicken fajitas recently.  Yummy!
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/12 08:36:32 (permalink)
felix4067

Jennifer, around here you've pretty much got to be independently wealthy in order to afford seafood.
By "seafood" do you mean "stuff not in Lake Michigan"?  'Cause you're not all that far from the eastern shore.
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/13 11:23:16 (permalink)
Last night was baked chicken, pasta primavera and fried potatoes.  Mmm...
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/13 12:02:31 (permalink)
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felix4067

Jennifer, around here you've pretty much got to be independently wealthy in order to afford seafood.
By "seafood" do you mean "stuff not in Lake Michigan"?  'Cause you're not all that far from the eastern shore.

Yes. By seafood, I mean the shrimp, crab, etc. she was asking about (saltwater fish and shellfish). But I have to tell you, proximity to the lake does not in any way mean we get cheap freshwater fish, either. I'm paying well over eight bucks a pound for salmon even when friends are catching them pretty much by throwing a bare hook in the water. (Well, actually I'm not paying that, as I have friends who give me salmon, but that's what the cost is in the store...although Atlantic farm-raised salmon is on sale this week for $5.99/pound.)
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/13 12:30:30 (permalink)
Atlantic salmon, and virtually all of it in stores is farmed, is something to avoid.
 
According to a Pew study significantly higher levels of cancer-causing and other health-related contaminants are found in farm raised salmon than in wild caught salmon. "The study, published in Science and by far the largest and most comprehensive done to date, concluded that concentrations of several cancer-causing substances in particular are high enough to suggest that consumers should consider severely restricting their consumption of farmed salmon."
 
Eating more than one meal of farmed salmon a month "could pose unacceptable cancer risks," according to EPA methods for calculating fish consumption advisories.
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/16 20:10:26 (permalink)
Finally had enough time off to cook again! Asian roast pork, green bean casserole, and Parmesan ranch potatoes.
 

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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/17 10:18:23 (permalink)
I would like your parmesan ranch potato recipe, please!
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Re:What's For DINNER ...??? 2012/10/17 12:47:20 (permalink)
I'm almost embarrassed to share, ann, since it's so stupid. But they are really, really good. You can also use cheddar instead of Parmesan, and if I do that I usually add about 6-8 slices of cooked, crumbled bacon into the layers.
 
6 medium white potatoes, halved and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peppercorn ranch dressing
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (the kind in the can is fine)
 
Place potato slices, onion and salt in a large pot; cover with water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-high, cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When potatoes are tender; drain mixture well.
Preheat oven to 375F; grease a large casserole (3 quart).
Place 1/3 of the potato-onion mixture in bottom of casserole; drizzle with 1/3 of ranch dressing and sprinkle with 1/3 of Parmesan.
Repeat layers until all ingredients are gone.
Cover casserole and bake at 375F for 20 minutes; remove cover and bake an additional 10 minutes.
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