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Old 01-20-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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Sunday 20 January dinner, it's freezing!

It's frigid out there today....kinda makes you want to stay in the kitchen just to keep warm..

I'm making waffles with bananas foster for breakfast with huge mugs of piping hot coffee.

Chicken orzo soup with grilled gruyere on pumpernickle for lunch.

Lasagna with meatsauce, sausage and garlic bread, and caesar salad for dinner.

I casually mentioned peanut butter kiss cookies at dinner last night, so I am now obligated to bake a batch of those too ( like there's not still 12 pounds of chocolate cake left from last night)

Stay warm everyone, and eat well!

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Old 01-20-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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You do overnight delivery on that lasagna??? LOL. Seriously though, do you have a favorite recipe on the Chicken orzo soup?
I am also on my second cup of coffee already ;)
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:06 AM   #3
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Frigid here too, -9' Chill factor ! I will be putting a chuck roast in the oven with onions, potatoes, mushrooms and fresh green beans. (out of carrots) and coleslaw.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:22 AM   #4
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You do overnight delivery on that lasagna??? LOL. Seriously though, do you have a favorite recipe on the Chicken orzo soup?
I am also on my second cup of coffee already ;)
I sweat carrots, onions and celery with a bit of thyme just till they start to take on brown edges. Then, I add a half a small can of tomato paste, and cook that for about 5 minutes. I drop a whole, skinned chicken into the pot, and cover with water, plus about 4 inches, and let it simmer for 3 hours. Remove the chicken, and let it cool enough to handle. remove the meat from the bones and toss back into the soup. Depending on my time restraints and desire to wash another pot...I may or may not cook the orzo seperately. I add S&P, fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese to the pot, as well.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:38 AM   #5
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Thank you!
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:41 AM   #6
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Thank you!
I thank you too Vera, sounds so good.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:52 AM   #7
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My red-head daughter is coming for dinner (noon) She loves 'Swimp' Po-boys and Zapps so that will be it. For supper tonight...left over Beef/vegetable soup. Maybe some cornbread.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:08 AM   #8
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Going to make some sandwiches out of some leftover roast beef. I am going to shred it and add some BBQ sauce. I "have" to go to the store yet this morning and see what else to have. I am waiting until it get a little warmer before I go. It is still 10 degrees below zero. BRRRR. I don't know what the wind chill is.
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its really cold for SE VA .. and there is a half inch of of snow on the grass ..
its should be total panic in no time ..
but i am making a beer can chicken on the grill at my 5yo sons request ..
also will throw a few smoked sausages on there .. made some awesome
baked mac and cheese last night .. so we will have some of that also ..
maybe some green beans .. or some steamed broccoli ...
think i ma going to make a cake today also ..
and plenty of football and a few Guiness ...
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i'm soaking some navy beans for a soup today. will look at a u. s. senate bean soup recipe but will add some shredded sweet potatoes, some cubed parsnips a friend gave me this week, as well as a quart of canned yukon golds. making this with the honey baked ham bone.

also a fresh pan of corn bread. I make mine with equal parts of corn meal and whole wheat pastry flour, lard, couple of eggs, buttermilk and 2 T. sugar. Does that make it "northern" cornbread
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