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Old 12-29-2008, 05:43 PM   #31
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This is the middle day between the holidays. Christmas parties are done and soon News Years celebrations will be starting. I am dinnered out so I need something to start recharging before the next round. Tonight will be vegetarian, a simple stir fry with lots of veggies and maybe some mushrooms, mixed with a little special sweet soy sauce and served over rice.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:45 PM   #32
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We were supposed to go out with friends but that got nixed so now I'm not sure what I'll make, everything is frozen. I'm leaning towards arroz con pollo because I can get it going in the oven while I defrost the chicken breasts.

I have to say a glass of wine and dinner out sounds wonderful!
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:20 PM   #33
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Well after assessing what was left in the veggie crisper and going to the store, I made the quiche.

I used the base recipe that was posted a couple days ago in the "eggs" section of this board. Put my pie crust in a 10" quiche dish (a little shallower than a 9" pie plate) I had a jalapeno, half a red bell pepper, garlic and some green onion which I sauteed lightly in EVOO just till soft. Drained that, and put my cubes of ham and the drained sauteed veggies onto the crust, then sliced super thin a zucchini and spread those on the ham and peppers. Then I covered it all with about two handfuls of shredded jack/colby cheeses. Beat 5 eggs and a cup of milk, salt & pepper and poured that into the dish all over the cheese, ham, and veggies. Baked at 350 for 60 minutes (wasn't done in the middle at 50 minutes) and I could have left it in the oven for another 10 minutes as it was still a bit runny. Let it set to cool for an hour - it was still pretty warm and slightly "loose" in the middle - but it stayed together pretty well when I sliced it. I ate one piece with some sour cream on the side, but it wasn't fiery spicy.

After cross referencing some other quiche recipes, I think I could have used 3 or 4 eggs OR a little less milk (maybe 3/4 c. instead of 1 c.) and it would have set up better. Not that its not delish - it IS yummy - but I wish it was a little firmer.

By the way, the house smelled fantastic while this was baking!!!

So the Linguine dish will be for tomorrow. Yummo!
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:13 PM   #34
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going to make steak and cheese subs with the left over tenderloin ..
and some ham and potato soup ..
unless i get an uncontrollable urge for a mc rib ..
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:47 PM   #35
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Here is the platter of Singapore rice noodles....oh, so good.

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Old 12-29-2008, 09:42 PM   #36
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I made the chicken fried rice I didn't get to last night, along with some shrimp egg rolls.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:55 PM   #37
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Wow Marigene!!! Scoobagirl... I lost my inspiration and ended up with leftovers. Leftover lasgana and the last dab of ceasar salad.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:57 PM   #38
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Well after assessing what was left in the veggie crisper and going to the store, I made the quiche.

I used the base recipe that was posted a couple days ago in the "eggs" section of this board. Put my pie crust in a 10" quiche dish (a little shallower than a 9" pie plate) I had a jalapeno, half a red bell pepper, garlic and some green onion which I sauteed lightly in EVOO just till soft. Drained that, and put my cubes of ham and the drained sauteed veggies onto the crust, then sliced super thin a zucchini and spread those on the ham and peppers. Then I covered it all with about two handfuls of shredded jack/colby cheeses. Beat 5 eggs and a cup of milk, salt & pepper and poured that into the dish all over the cheese, ham, and veggies. Baked at 350 for 60 minutes (wasn't done in the middle at 50 minutes) and I could have left it in the oven for another 10 minutes as it was still a bit runny. Let it set to cool for an hour - it was still pretty warm and slightly "loose" in the middle - but it stayed together pretty well when I sliced it. I ate one piece with some sour cream on the side, but it wasn't fiery spicy.

After cross referencing some other quiche recipes, I think I could have used 3 or 4 eggs OR a little less milk (maybe 3/4 c. instead of 1 c.) and it would have set up better. Not that its not delish - it IS yummy - but I wish it was a little firmer.

By the way, the house smelled fantastic while this was baking!!!

So the Linguine dish will be for tomorrow. Yummo!
I'm gonna get me some stuff to make a quiche too!!
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A 1/2 wedge of romaine with some cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers, homemade bleu cheese, a big fat ribeye, steamed new potatoes with butter/sour cream/chives, and apple pie for dessert. All accompanied by a bottle of 1999 Magnificat, and boy was it good! Sometimes we keep wine too long and this time, it was just the right amount of time!!! I'm in heaven...well, maybe not...there's still dirty dishes around!

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A 1/2 wedge of romaine with some cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers, homemade bleu cheese, a big fat ribeye, steamed new potatoes with butter/sour cream/chives, and apple pie for dessert. All accompanied by a bottle of 1999 Magnificat, and boy was it good! Sometimes we keep wine too long and this time, it was just the right amount of time!!! I'm in heaven...well, maybe not...there's still dirty dishes around!

That looks great! Maybe next time your DH can have a steak too...

We had pan fried sirloins, potato bakers, green salad, and pesto flat bread...
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