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Old 05-12-2019, 05:52 PM   #1
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Dinner 5-12-2019 ~ Mom's Day Meal

We've gone out on Mother's Day ONCE. Never again! I'd much rather cook at home and then celebrate me when there are no crowds...or up-priced menu items.

I'm about to sear some lovely wild caught scallops. They'll be accompanied by lightly steamed asparagus, and Carolina Rice long grain and white rice blend. No need to work hard on this day. I might whip up a one layer triple chocolate cake if I get ambitious. It's so easy of a cake even Himself could make it, if he were so inclined. He isn't.

What are you eating today?
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:35 PM   #2
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I made one of Mrs. T's faves, chicken tenders in a lemony wine sauce, served over orzo, asparagus on the side.

I've seen the ads for Mother's Day brunch, and said WOT! Waaayy more expensive than a good dinner out. Going out for Mother's Day brunch is about as bad an idea as going out for Valentine's Day dinner.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:11 PM   #3
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Went out to lunch yesterday with older son for MD. No crowds.



Carb overload from yesterday's dinner so it's Taco Salads tonight.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:41 PM   #4
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I made one of Mrs. T's faves, chicken tenders in a lemony wine sauce, served over orzo, asparagus on the side.

I've seen the ads for Mother's Day brunch, and said WOT! Waaayy more expensive than a good dinner out. Going out for Mother's Day brunch is about as bad an idea as going out for Valentine's Day dinner.
You are absolutely right!
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:50 PM   #5
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We ordered Indian food. We had it with some nice German beer. It was yummy and there a yummy leftovers.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:10 PM   #6
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SO's daughter and granddaughter are here to celebrate Mother's Day. At their request I made Tuscan Butter Chicken which I served over rice with a side of broccoli. NY style cheesecake with blueberry topping.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:21 PM   #7
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:23 PM   #8
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I cooked a pork loin for mom sous vide and seared. Dad steamed some asparagus (seems to be a trend today), and sister bought some potato salad.

I rented a truck, rebuilt a fence, put new edging around a garden, and cooked a pork loin. My sister bought a tub of potato salad at Kroger. I think my parents need to re-write their will.

Actually, myself sister lives five miles from my parents, and I live five hours away, so she pays her dues a little at a time, and I pay mine in big chunks a few times a year.

Mom is happy, so everyone is happy.

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Old 05-12-2019, 10:02 PM   #9
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Your scallops dinner looks great, CG....nice sear on those beauties!

Busy day here today, so nothing special for dinner - cheese, crackers, fruit, pickles, olives, deviled eggs....and ice cream for later.
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Your scallops dinner looks great, CG....nice sear on those beauties!
Yes, they do!

I need to get some scallops soon. I haven't had them in quite a while. They will be frozen, but I live in Dallas. I can't get fresh seafood here. But, I can get some really good beef, so I guess it balances out.

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