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Old 08-31-2011, 01:12 PM   #11
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What "cooked" for lunch today was a BLT. I am really liking cooking bacon up ahead of time and freezing it in portions. That is something I am going to start doing on a regular basis. Bacon without the fuss. Love it.

That's what I do. I use half-sheet pans. Spray oil the pans and lay out a pound of bacon on each. I do two at a time. I put them into a 400 F oven. Periodically use a fork to move the strips around to keep then unstuck and separate.

When done, I drain on paper towels then roll up the strips in paper towel and freeze. When needed, I unroll to take as many strips as I need. Nuke for a few seconds to defrost and heat up.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:25 PM   #12
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That's what I do. I use half-sheet pans. Spray oil the pans and lay out a pound of bacon on each. I do two at a time. I put them into a 400 F oven. Periodically use a fork to move the strips around to keep then unstuck and separate.

When done, I drain on paper towels then roll up the strips in paper towel and freeze. When needed, I unroll to take as many strips as I need. Nuke for a few seconds to defrost and heat up.
Great idea wrapping it up in paper towels to freeze.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:26 PM   #13
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Pork Chop
Applesauce
Kidney Bean Salad
Scalloped Potatoes (I think)
Carrots (Another possible)
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:21 PM   #14
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I have an abundance of stuffable vegetables, including peppers and summer squash, so... um... I'm thinking of stuffing them with something. The "something" is as of yet undecided.

A lot of people seem to be having pork tonight.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:46 PM   #15
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I have a condo board meeting so it'll be some leftover corned beef and leftover roasted potatoes for a quick dinner tonight.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:47 PM   #16
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Leftovers.. vegetable soup, and pasta. Weird, yes.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:55 PM   #17
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dw took my boy and some friends fishing today, and i got to spend the day drying out and cleaning up the basement.

so dinner is takeout from a hole-!in-the-wall steak joint. grilled chicken over greek salad for dw, a chee boigah for the boy, and a protein salad for me ( topped with thin slices of pork, chicken, and steak, with swiss cheese and olives). extra sides of garlic bread, garlic mashed, and rice and beans.
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Fried chicken, tomato & romaine salad, cucumber salad, string beans in sour cream sauce.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:30 PM   #19
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I'm going to throw a couple ears of corn on the grill and cook some green beans, too. I just started the cooking process about ten minutes ago by turning the burner on under the spuds. I probably ought to start warming up the CI skillet, these chops are thick and I want to slow cook them after the first flip.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:41 PM   #20
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I just boiled the potatoes, it was quicker. I cooked extra for Scrambled Eggs and Potatoes for tomorrow.

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