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Old 11-14-2007, 10:01 AM   #1
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Wednesday dinner plans, November 14th

Dinner last night was wonderful, as per the man. His words, "Honey, I hate to hurt your feelings....but....can I tell you something?" "Um, okay", I said. "That was the best meatloaf you've ever made." Just posted the recipe here:
Husbands favorite meatloaf, last nights dinner

Tonight, it must be something light/er. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, that will get poached in Melinda Lee's fashion, in a sweet and sour sauce using pineapple/green pepper/onion, over steamed white sticky rice. I bombed on the Scottish shortbread that I made yesterday because my mind fell apart while putting together the ingredients using the ration 4/2/1. 4 c flour, 2 sticks butter, 1 c sugar. See where I goofed? Gotta toss it and do 4 c flour, 2 c butter=4 sticks, 1 c sugar. My cookies were very flavorful crumbly dusty bites.

What's on your table?

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Old 11-14-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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I've have a couple cornish hens marinating in some orange juice, ginger, soy sauce, garlic and maple syrup. I'm going to put along side that some wild rice and peas. Oh and I'm also trying out a recipe I saw in the BHG magazine for a butternut squash soup....I can't wait for this because its something I've always wanted to make.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:39 AM   #3
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I'm also trying out a recipe I saw in the BHG magazine for a butternut squash soup....I can't wait for this because its something I've always wanted to make.
I love this soup, it's so creamy and comforting. Bet you'll love it
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:47 AM   #4
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We're having pot roast.

Not that I don't like pot roast, but DW won't let me play around and make something new. She has her standard favorites that we seem to make almost every week. Also, she just got this new slow-cooker cookbook and it seems like she only ever wants to cook using the slow cooker. I got to use my cast iron skillet for the first time in a month this morning to sear the pot roast.

Oh well, that's why I play around with new things on the weekends.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:02 AM   #5
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lefse. i like the idea of a stuffed meatloaf instead of homogenizing all of the ingredients. i'll have to give this one a try. thanks.

sizz, the marinated game hens sound good. we've always made them very plain, just s&p, because of their tendancy to be a little greasier like brown meat. another one for a future attempt.

gettin' good ideas today.

last night, dw made absolutely deeelicious frenched lamb chops, home potatoes, and steamed string beans, so tonight i'll grill.

2 pork tenderloins: a teryaki and a thai marinated.
dry rubbed chicken thighs
onions and peppers
eggplant "pucks"
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:46 AM   #6
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Tonight I have my last photography class, so I think we'll take it easy and have sloppy Joes with chopped peppers and onions alongside buttered peas.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:50 AM   #7
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I have Boneless pork chops in Brine with sugar and fenugreek and chili flakes (and a whole bunch of other stuff) marinading now, these will then be rinsed and tossed in fine corn meal and oven cooked on the rack. and served with ranch type shredded salad.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:51 AM   #8
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I marinated some braising steak over night in a red-wine marinade and it's been Sloooooooooow cooking for 8 nows now. Wife gets home in about 3 hours so we'll have it after close to 12 hours cooking.

Will have it with loads of mash to soak up the sauce
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:12 PM   #9
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Lamb loin chops in mint yogurt sauce, scalloped potatoes, sliced tomatoes & red onions on the side. Yoplait's chocolate yogurt mousse.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:28 PM   #10
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Today's Sofie's 2nd birthday! She's picked the menu--homemade pizza with spinach and broccoli that she'll help to make, applesauce that we'll make together this afternoon, and cupcakes filled with strawberry ice cream (we did the big super-pink cake this past weekend with family).
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