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Old 12-06-2014, 12:50 PM   #1
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Sat. dinner. Dec 6, '14

Thought I'd start this early today.

Steve will be volunteering today as a conductor on the local Christmas tree train. He does it every year and has a ball with the kids and parents taking them on the train to cut their own Christmas trees. On his way home tonight he'll pick up some dinner for us, but I'm always interested to hear what everyone is cooking!

What's doin' at your house?
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Old 12-06-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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Turkey from Thanksgiving, spinach au gratin and a salad.
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Old 12-06-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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I just started a big pot of turkey chowder, using the last of our Thanksgiving turkey. Our holiday meal was last Sunday and we had turkey, off and on, all week, so today is its swan song.

I browned up lots of onions, celery, carrots, and Yukon gold potatoes, then added some sage, thyme, salt and pepper, along with lots of broth and a generous amount of cubed turkey. I simmered some wild rice earlier and drained it and added that to the pot. I will let it all get happy and add some milk or cream just before serving.

We have plenty of big, fat potato rolls to slather with butter to enjoy with the chowder and will share the last tidbit of the pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.

That should just about do it.
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Old 12-06-2014, 03:44 PM   #4
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I have some ground beef thawed that will be made into meatloaf. We'll have the requisite mashed taters and salads.
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Old 12-06-2014, 04:59 PM   #5
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We are walking to a Christmas street fair tonight. Merchants and museums participate, and it will be lots of mulled wine and cookies and a little menudo.
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:12 PM   #6
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Shrimp cocktail and seared scallops, maybe some tater tots. I'll need to come up with a vegetable.
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:22 PM   #7
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Shrimp cocktail and seared scallops, maybe some tater tots. I'll need to come up with a vegetable.
That sounds like an unbelievably tasty dinner! Why didn't I think of that? Mmm.
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:25 PM   #8
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I think I'll try to copy Katie's chowder - I have all the ingredients, and some are partly prepped already (leftover crudités from Thursday). And I have a third of a baguette in the freezer. Sounds like dinner!
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:30 PM   #9
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Thinking about dinner. Haven't done anything yet. But we will have lightly steamed asparagus, Kashi 7-grain Pilaf (had a coupon, it was on sale, couldn't resist - not bad!), and ?. The protein is about to be determined. I took a small pork tenderloin from the freezer on Tuesday morning, plopped it right into the fridge with plans on making it for dinner Wednesday...and then got sick. IF it's OK, we'll have that. If not, I have the small butt of ham that was left behind from my ham steak dinner a while back.

And off to check the pork...
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My version of Beef Broccoli and steamed white rice

We went to Costco yesterday for our quarterly visit
and I bought some New York Strip steaks, MAN!
So much cheaper than anywhere else!
I was thinking, why am I ONLY grilling the steaks?
Why not use it in other Beef dishes? I'm not using that much meat.
I stuck the steak in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes to firm up
and then sliced it real thin, marinaded it in some soy sauce, garlic
and corn starch. Screaming hot pan, let's eat!
This is a first for me, usually I use Chicken for stir fry
and it was delicious!
We go through 1 of those bags of b/s chicken thigh meat
from Costco a month, that's how much chicken we eat,
I tell folks we cluck
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