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Old 04-08-2011, 02:11 PM   #11
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It's just tooooooo beautiful here to not do something on the grill. I rummaged through the freezer and pulled out two one-inch-thick pork chops that I'd squirreled away for just such a time. Those should do nicely. I have lots of beautiful romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers and some red onion, so I'll put together a salad. There's a little feta cheese that needs to be used up and that can go into the salad, too. We have a few ears of frozen corn-on-the-cob and I think that'd be good for a warm weather meal. I'm thinking another side, but am not inspired at the moment.

I made some cherry-chocolate chip cake mix cookies yesterday. We'll have those with some vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Glenn'll be hungry tonight. He's been on the tractor mowing the yard most of today. First time of the season and I'd forgotten that he goes at it like he's a NASCAR driver and comes in famished.

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Old 04-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #12
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planning on a rice, onion, garlic, broccoli, green pepper, and chicken saute with an orange glaze

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Old 04-08-2011, 02:36 PM   #13
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Friday's during lent is pizza night at out house, but we're getting a bit tired of that, so tonight's dinner wll be cheese totellini with homemade pesto sauce that I made at the end of the summer and froze in batches.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:44 PM   #14
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I'm feeling kind of lazy, so I might just grill some wings again.
Or I could thaw some shrimp and do something with those.
I guess I'm still undecided.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:33 PM   #15
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Yesterday the grocery had buy one, get one on jumbo packages of chicken thighs. Each pkg. went about 4 lbs. I'm just two here -- me and the freezer. I've just spent the afternoon cooking the whole bunch: 6 pieces were sprinkled with Good Seasons Italian dressing and oven-baked; 6 more pieces were shaken in a bag with Ranch dressing & bread crumbs, then oven-baked; and 8 big pieces were a test using America's Test Kitchen's Easy Fried Chicken recipe, that soaks the pieces in buttermilk (with salt), then browns them in hot oil, finishing in the oven. Whew! Sure hope the Test Kitchen ones are as good as they sounded on the video -- crispy outside, juicy inside. Don't know that yet, but looks like some kinda chicken tonight.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:40 PM   #16
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making a microwave lemon lovers meatloaf. tnt, and will feed me couple meals. baked potato. don't know side, maybe pea salad. i had broccoli last night and it gave me tummy problems, so it won't be broccoli. lemon cheesecake bar for dessert. can you tell i love lemon?
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:13 PM   #17
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Tax Lady's false hare and steamed spinach.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:52 PM   #18
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For some retirees Friday is not a happy day because they are about to be invaded by the weekenders.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:37 PM   #19
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friday night is pizza night around here. I try to mix it up and we all like different toppings, so i usually make two or three different ones. I am going make my all time fave for myself, which is fresh tomato, anchovies, black olives, and oregano. Hope to have a pic or two up later. Bon apetit, tuti!
..The second one is mushroom and pancetta.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:14 PM   #20
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They look sooooo good, RL. YUM.

I'm making Hamburger Onion Pie for dinner tonight.


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