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Old 01-03-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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Dinner for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

i have about 3 3/4 pounds of ground beef/veal/pork to use up, so i'm trying to think of what to make.

i bought it to make meatballs for a holiday party that never materialized. it's in one of those containers that have a gas injected into them that allows for a longer shelf life, but it's about to go bad so i need to get something made.

i may just make the meatballs in sauce and freeze them to bring to my parents, or i was thinking since i have bacon and cheese, i might try my first fatty (fattie?).

how long do you smoke a fatty? i also have some trout and sausage that i can smoke along with it if i'm going to bother with the smoker. it all depends on when i get up.

so, what is everyone cooking today?

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Old 01-03-2012, 05:00 AM   #2
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:25 AM   #3
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I let the burger cool off in the skillet last night... right into this morning
So all I know is it won't be tacos with the leftover burger I made last night. Maybe I'll grill some wings.

I smoke mine to about 160F, Bucky.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #4
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The plan is chicken parm with spaghetti, but dinner is a long time away...
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:49 AM   #5
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Fatties are a great idea but usually made with breakfast sausage. You could make the meatballs and freeze them or make a meatloaf or two. Stuffing for bell peppers is another thought.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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i have about 3 3/4 pounds of ground beef/veal/pork to use up, so i'm trying to think of what to make.

i bought it to make meatballs for a holiday party that never materialized. it's in one of those containers that have a gas injected into them that allows for a longer shelf life, but it's about to go bad so i need to get something made.

i may just make the meatballs in sauce and freeze them to bring to my parents, or i was thinking since i have bacon and cheese, i might try my first fatty (fattie?).

how long do you smoke a fatty? i also have some trout and sausage that i can smoke along with it if i'm going to bother with the smoker. it all depends on when i get up.

so, what is everyone cooking today?
I'd probably toss the ground meats together for Swedish meatballs, bake them in the oven, cool them, and freeze them for another time.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #7
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i have about 3 3/4 pounds of ground beef/veal/pork to use up, so i'm trying to think of what to make.

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Tourtiere, Bolognaise Sauce.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:51 AM   #8
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With 3-1/2 pounds, I'd make meatloaf and meatballs, then freeze one for later.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:52 AM   #9
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I feel like a homemade heart warming soup and thick bread. Can I be bothered to make it? No!
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:53 AM   #10
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I'd make meatballs, freeze 'em. Make a nice meat sauce and freeze, then do a little fatty with some lovely bacon. With 3+ pounds you can do at least three meals or two "company" meals.

Geez, just about forgot to post that I don't have to make dinner tonight. I'm going over to my MILs for dinner. Not sure what she's making, but I'm sure it will be lovely.
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