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Old 10-08-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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Thursday dinner 10/08/15

I will be making gorditas and Spanish rice. Not sure the other side dish yet.


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Old 10-08-2015, 12:53 PM   #2
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Those Super Cute Baby Pumpkins

I just had the most wonderful, delicious experiencee!

Every year I look in vain for those little baby pumpkins.]

Finally after about six years, I found a net bag with 5 little pumpkins. The kind you would use to decorate.

6 years ago someone gave me a small adorable pumpkin, not as little as these.

I was hungry and pierced it just to the seed chamber, then threw it in the oven at 350 whole for as long as it took until it was cooked through and mushy tender.

I've wanted to experience that treat again, but had to wait 6 years.

These cuties are pretty small, but baked at 360 for an hour it was the same melt in the mouth wonderful experience.

I halved it when it was cooked, and scooped out the seeds, added salt and a lot of butter. YUMMY!

For dinner I'll have another serving of that delicious meat and spinach lasagna I made yesterday. Or, spaghetti with the rest of the meat and spaghetti sauce left over.

Oh boy! I still have 4 more baby pumpkins!!!


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Old 10-08-2015, 01:36 PM   #3
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Pan seared pork chops, Greek style potatoes and a salad.
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:14 PM   #4
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Thursday dinner 10/08/15

Leftover chef's salad and a couple chicken wings.

Those bitty pumpkins sound great, Z!
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:18 PM   #5
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Yup, what Dawg said, Z! Enjoy those sweet babies.

Leftovers. And salad...with must-go spinach and romaine. Heading to the grocery store soon, and we won't have room for new stuff and old stuff. By the time we're done eating, all I want left over is the ham from the weekend. I have plans for that ham, so Himself had best not touch it tonight.
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:34 PM   #6
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Big dinner tonight...having my sister and her dh and our dance teacher over for dinner; baked chicken, our potatoes and green beans in sides, and fresh peach pie. Dance teacher is bringing wine and sis is bringing bread. I made the pie yesterday and snapped the beans this am. Time to relax a bit.
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Manicotti with pancetta/vodka sauce. Fresh pasta dough is resting and waiting to be rolled. Sauce base and ricotta-based filling are almost defrosted. New chunk of pancetta is waiting in the fridge to be opened and a nice chunk cut off to dice. Probably an arugula salad to go with.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:54 PM   #8
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I'm happy for you Z !

The SousChef brought some special take out chicken home for dinner, flame broiled with special barbecue sauce, and Cesar Salad.
No cooking here tonight.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:13 PM   #9
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When I have to go to my dentist down in the San Fernando Valley, I stop by Stonefire Grill on the way home and pick up the chicken dinners. I also stop by a local supermarket that has a lot of unusual middle eastern and Oriental items. Today they had dragon fruit in the produce section, so I had to buy one.
I got on the web to see how to eat it, and it was sort of like a kiwi fruit with all the edible seeds, but not as sweet.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:40 PM   #10
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It's carne asada night at PDB&G !

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