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Old 12-28-2015, 05:06 PM   #1
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What's for dinner? Monday 12-28-15

I'm going to build a taco salad for this afternoon's dinner. Chunks of iceberg lettuce, scallions, and grape tomatoes, topped with seasoned ground beef, olives, shredded cheddar and jack, and tortilla chips. I don't have any ready made tortilla chips so will make my own.

I'm thinking for the dressing, I'll use ranch mixed with a little adobo sauce.

What's on everyone's plate for this evening?

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Old 12-28-2015, 05:44 PM   #2
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It finally cooled off enough for me to make a pot of soup using some of the broth I made the other day. I added the last bits of the Christmas ham, an onion, carrot and celery from the vegetable crisper along with a few split peas from the pantry! That will take care of dinner tonight and lunch for the next couple of days. I need a couple of quick, scrappy meal ideas for tomorrow and Wednesday night. Maybe eggs one night and ???? the next!
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:06 PM   #3
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Keeping things on the lighter side again tonight, I threw together some shrimp cocktails and stir fried veggies.

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Old 12-28-2015, 06:13 PM   #4
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That looks beautiful Steve.

My Steve (SousChef) brought home a value pack of some nice loin pork chops, so after their done with their brine bath later I'll pack them up for the freezer and pan fry two of them for dinner. I'll do some kind of a finish sauce for them, and who knows what else will round out the meal.
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:21 PM   #5
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Not very hungry, but I might make salads later. DH and I went to the new Star Wars movie this afternoon. It ended about 4 pm and we went to Taco Bell to get a quick bite.
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:24 PM   #6
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I tried out a strange recipe - variation on spaghetti carbonara except it was baked to form a savoury 'cake'. It had the usual suspects, e.g. cream, eggs, cheese plus sun blushed tomatoes, red chilli and - curiously raw spinach - folded into cooked spaghetti. My instinct told me that the raw spinach would not work well and, sure enough this was the case. The exposed raw bits went crisp and brown (not great).

Needless to say, another recipe hits the bin (I tend to cut out recipes from magazines etc).
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:00 PM   #7
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I had a ball of pizza dough in the freezer so that's what's for dinner. I suppose, I'll thaw it, roll it out and top it to make it a more complete meal.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:18 PM   #8
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I had a ball of pizza dough in the freezer so that's what's for dinner. I suppose, I'll thaw it, roll it out and top it to make it a more complete meal.
I bet it would be even better if you baked it. I find a high temperature works well.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:25 PM   #9
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Cheryl, I like that idea of the ranch and adodo...

Somehow, the day got away from me, again... what is it when you retire? Time just flys by you... unlike when we were working, retirement couldn't come soon enough, time dragged by.

Tonight will be simple, broiled (dang it, I still don't have a grill, dang it) Flank Steak and a medium sized side salad.

We had a nice big breakfast
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leftover dressing from our Day After Christmas Dinner
and like so many dishes I see now, a fried egg on top, MMM!
Man, that was CRAZY good!

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Then lunch was a mini version, yaknow, ya gotta eat up those leftovers,
ya don't want `em goin' bad
Dessert will be Rum Cake that I found in the deep freeze, the Apple Crostata is GONE
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:34 PM   #10
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Roast Pork, open faced sammie on Italian bread.


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