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Old 06-24-2015, 02:34 PM   #1
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Wednesday the 24th. What's for Dinner?

What a lovely day!

The sun is shining, the birds are singing. Fluffy white clouds dot the blue summer sky and a gentle breeze caresses us with a low humidity hug as we sit on the deck and enjoy a relaxing moment.

Life is good. We is the northern reaches of Massachusetts have chosen to extend this proximity with nature by cooking dinner in the great outdoors. I will be firing up the grill and making a couple of my signature burgers dressed with cheese, bacon, jalapeņos and onion.

What is in your plans for your evening repast?
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:39 PM   #2
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A cup of lentil soup and a scoop of chicken salad with pickles and olives on the side.
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:45 PM   #3
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Mmmm andy your meal ( and indeed your environment ) sounds glorious.

We had sausage meat meatballs in a mustard dill sauce with pasta ribbons. Surrounded by a rather less than glorious British summer it's honestly not as heavy as it sounds :)


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Old 06-24-2015, 02:58 PM   #4
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I'm so glad to hear about the perfect day Andy! That horrible winter you had is a distant memory and you deserve it big time!

We'll be grilling tonight too. I made a haul at the Dollar store yesterday of all kinds of fresh fruits and veggies... a 2 lb bag of red seedless grapes, a personal size watermelon, broccoli, a big bag of itty bitty tri colored sweet peppers, zucchini, all for ...$5.00. Love that store!

I'll be grilling a big basket of marinated veggies for sure, and the protein will be either grilled chicken thighs or white Brockwurst from the German Deli.
I'll also put together a fruit salad.
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:56 PM   #5
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It's just me today, since the husband's off to a pub with friends. So, the vegetarian is away and the carnivore is coming out to play!

Pork schnitzel meatballs with orzo baked in tomato sauce and some grated gouda.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:02 PM   #6
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Andy, your perfect day has extended itself all the way to the Midwest.

I am thinking I should make up some spiced ground beef and make tacos tonight. There are leftover baked beans rather than pinto flavors for a side. And for dessert, Rhubarb shortcakes with ginger biscuits and whipped cream. (Make favorite sweet biscuits/ scones and add 3/4-1 tsp ground ginger, make a tart rhubarb sauce and get out your whipper and whisk a goodly amount of cream per however many servings and there you have it. ) I read this on the internet, so you know it was speaking to me, didn't copy a recipe as I didn't see any thing extraordinary except add ginger.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:11 PM   #7
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What a deal, Kay! We don't have produce in our Dollar Tree.

I'm having leftover orzo and veggie salad from yesterday. Should be even better today. Mango and grapes on the side.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:23 PM   #8
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Nickee, I love meatballs! How do you make pork schnitzel meatballs?

I guess I overdid yesterday because I'm pretty tired today. I had some of the leftover steak and lobster salad for a late lunch; there's also leftover potatoes with mustard aioli - that was delish! I'll let DH have the rest and I'll just snack. I have some bread, pesto and tomatoes, so I might make bruschetta and have some grapes, sliced cucumbers, oil-cured olives and pickled zucchini.
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Nickee, I love meatballs! How do you make pork schnitzel meatballs?

I guess I overdid yesterday because I'm pretty tired today. I had some of the leftover steak and lobster salad for a late lunch; there's also leftover potatoes with mustard aioli - that was delish! I'll let DH have the rest and I'll just snack. I have some bread, pesto and tomatoes, so I might make bruschetta and have some grapes, sliced cucumbers, oil-cured olives and pickled zucchini.
Pork Schnitzel Meatballs | Serious Eats : Recipes I added garlic, spring onion and lemon juice.

Also, your leftovers sound divine.
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:30 PM   #10
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