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Old 09-11-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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Dinner Sunday, September 11, 2016

First, this:


I haven't yet decided if today will be a "Cook's Day Off" and we'll have some of yesterday's leftovers, or if I want to bother making breaded pork chops with veggie and potato. Might do the pork chops and cheat with canned Grands Biscuits and frozen French cut green beans.

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:15 PM   #2
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Rib eyes, roasted red potatoes, fried mushrooms, tomato-cucumber salad

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:31 PM   #3
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Rib Eyes here tonight too. This time nice thick ones. Glorified salads for us and Texas garlic toast for him.

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:37 PM   #4
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Been thinking about 9-11 today myself. Hard to believe it's been 15 years.

Beyond that, it's a beautiful fall day and there's football on the TV. Add a bowl of chili and I'm a happy guy...

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:41 PM   #5
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Leftover country style grilled ribs from yesterday, salad, fresh cantaloupe, and prayers.

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:56 PM   #6
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I remember every second of that day. Horrible. We will not forget.

I defrosted some ground sirloin I found in the freezer, so probably burgers with mushroom sauce and broccoli salad.
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:56 PM   #7
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My day started at 1 a.m. CDT. Needless to say, after three flights, clearing customs, etc., I'm tired. Nice that one of my BFFs picked me up, has steaks and veggies on the grill, and a bottle of red open and waiting. I haven't had anyone cook for me since May 29th. I am soooo hungry and looking forward to that steak. I so need the three weeks of respite.
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:14 PM   #8
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I'm adding celery, roasted almonds, and shrimp to Fried Rice flavor Rice-a-Roni and then putting crispy noodles on top when it's done.
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:58 PM   #9
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Grilled chicken breasts in Stonewall Kitchens Bourbon Molasses BBQ sauce, pasta salad, green salad.
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:14 PM   #10
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Well, holy crap, Batman! When I shopped last week this weekend's weather was supposed to have been fall-like. So, in view of that and because we likes us some chili, I planned to make chili today. It was nearly 90F and I spent nearly 2 hours in the pool, but it was too late to back out, so chili it was.

I came across, via the Internet, what sounded like a good recipe from the January 2014 issue of Southern Living magazine. Don't know how I missed it because I practically surgically peruse every month's issue. Never had anything bad from the folks there, so...

Okey-dokey, boys and girls!! This recipe is a "keeper." Well, at least the way I made it. Had to do a little improvisation because I didn't have enough of some of the ingredients.

It's really good and will, as they say here, "set you on fire." Not sure if I had anything to do with it because I altered it a bit, but it sure was good.

I only had one can of green chilies. No big deal, but I added a can of Rotel tomatoes with chilies, along with the required can of unseasoned tomatoes.

I did use 2 pounds of beef, but half was ground round. I like the body the combination of ground and chunk gives chili.

Pretty much left out the water. I thought there was plenty of liquid because of the added tomatoes and all the broth. I think I was right after seeing how it cooked up. I did let it simmer for a long while, though, mostly because I had the time and wanted the flavors to get nice and cozy.

No mention in the recipe about salt but, I attributed that to all the canned ingredients. I sampled it and added a scant 1/2 teaspoon of salt. I'm not a salt eater. Just me, but it seemed just fine and Glenn added only a slight single shake of salt at the table.

I topped mine with shredded cheddar cheese. Glenn had his nekkid. We finished up the last of the homemade baguette with butter and, as usual, iced tea.

Made a bunch, too. We each had a huge bowl, I put another meal's portion to go to the freezer and there'll be enough for supper tomorrow.

"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
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