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Old 11-29-2015, 03:45 PM   #1
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Sunday Dinner, Nov 29 2015

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We have an Open House again this Sunday afternoon,
(keep your fingers crossed everybody that we sell this place, we really want to move already!)
so I put on a pot of what I call Gumbo.
Real easy:
Diced-b/s Chicken, Kielbasa, onions, carrots, celery, red bell peppers
a can of tomatoes, some minced garlic, frozen chopped okra, s&p, thyme, parsley, cayenne, bay leaves and homemade chicken broth
I left it on a real slow simmer so that the house smells great when folks walk in, I love that reaction, "WOW, what smells so good in here?" oh and I've got two cakes cooling on the back counter, so...

What's on your back burner today?


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Old 11-29-2015, 04:03 PM   #2
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We are not yet tired of open faced turkey sandwiches with mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and a dab of cranberry sauce. So that is what we will have!

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Old 11-29-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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I took some round steak and seasoned it last night. Today I cut it into pieces and browned both sides. Then I simmered it in beef broth until tender. I made the broth into gravy and served it over oven baked rice with Brussels sprouts.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:19 PM   #4
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We've eaten all the mooched leftovers from our feast at Glenn's daughter's so we're reduced to preparing civilian food.

It's getting colder today and is rainy, rainy, rainy. A good day for roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and homemade raspberry pie. That should just about do it.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:33 PM   #5
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I'm going to make a copycat recipe of Olive Garden's Chicken and Gnocchi Soup with leftover turkey and turkey stock. I'm also going to use rainbow chard and spinach from the garden. If I have the energy, I'll make some biscuits for dipping.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:47 PM   #6
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On tonight's menu we have a pan roasted pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:55 PM   #7
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Thin sliced steaks, leftover mixed vegetables and Chimichangas finally.
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:02 PM   #8
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Baked Bbq sauced chicken wings. Homemade Bbq sauce-- ketchup, minced onion, brown sugar, woostershire, cider vinegar, chile pepper. Then I got lazy-- Souffers Mac 'n cheese. Couldn't waste that extra oven space.
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Old 11-29-2015, 06:02 PM   #9
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I NEED a salad, since we've been meat-and-starching it for three straight days. Then I'll use up the last of the turkey making Kentucky Hot Brown sandwiches.

Andy, pork tenderloin was my plan for tomorrow. Glad to see your post since it reminds me to take one from the freezer. Thanks.
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Old 11-29-2015, 06:33 PM   #10
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Greek inspired night. Daughter, SIL, and grandbaby were over for dinner. Chicken souvlaki, herbed orzo, roasted brussel sprouts, tzatziki, and dutch oven rosemary / olive oil bread (at least for the adults).

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