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Old 02-02-2015, 04:50 PM   #1
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What's for dinner on Groundhog Day? 2-2-15

No, not groundhog.

It's a beautiful sunny day for grilling, so I've got a nice tri tip coming to room temp to throw on the grill. Sides will be sautéed mushrooms, baked potato with sour cream and chives, and grilled asparagus.

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

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Old 02-02-2015, 04:55 PM   #2
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Cheryl, great minds think alike! Bet you didn't check to see if someone else had started today's thread - mine is time-stamped two minutes before yours.

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No groundhog here, we're letting his sleep in his snow bunker. Not even ground hog here. Instead, it's another Murder Mystery Meal here. It's Laura Childs' riff on Louisiana Gumbo, "Chicken Gumbo Ya-Ya". Her recipe calls for just chicken, but while creeping around the web I ran across this recipe posted in another forum*, and that person mentioned that this version is missing sausage and seafood. I have sausage and shrimp! I don't need all of the sausage for tomorrow's planned meal, and I might be able to coax a couple of shrimp to come out of the freezer for a "swim". Another suggestion was to substitute Tony Chachere's seasoning. I also have that! Just picked it up back home when we were in OH for Christmas. We'll see how this all turns out.

*If you want to check the recipe out, it's listed near the bottom of that thread. Just use your search feature and look for "Laura Childs". It takes you right to where you need to be.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:59 PM   #3
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Cheryl, great minds think alike! Bet you didn't check to see if someone else had started today's thread - mine is time-stamped two minutes before yours.
Haha! I did check, but there wasn't one yet when I started - if my phone hadn't interrupted me, we would have been almost exactly the same time! How funny...!
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:05 PM   #4
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No Ground Hog here tonight.

It's going to be ground chuck burgers with green beans on the side.

I do have a couple of recipes for Ground Hog if anyone wants them.

One's for Creamed Hog and the other is called Pasture Poodle Casserole.

I've had it before and it's not bad. But it's also not something I'd go out of my way for.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:21 PM   #5
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No ground hog here. Just the scraps made into hot dogs with chili and cheese.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:30 PM   #6
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Cold, windy, snowing and 5 degrees out. Snowing all day here in The Finger Lakes of NY State.
So it is a big pot of Stuffed Pepper soup on the stove.
Stuffed Pepper Soup
In a large pot
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 tbl olive oil
saute till brown, remove from heat, drain and set aside
Add to pot
1 tbl olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
1 red pepper chopped (can use all green if like)
1 green pepper chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
saute till softened
add in
2 - 14 - 15 oz petite tomatoes
1 - 15 oz tomato sauce
1 - 14 -15 oz beef broth
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp oregano
salt & pepper to taste
simmer 30 min
While soup simmers, cook 1 cup rice (as per package directions)
When done add to soup to desired thickness.
Note:
If not eating soup right away, store rice in a separate container and add rice to soup when ready to serve


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Old 02-02-2015, 06:44 PM   #7
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No ground hog for dinner, but I did have ground hog for breakfast. Mmmmm..... ground hog.

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Old 02-02-2015, 06:50 PM   #8
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letscook, your soup recipe sounds really good. I LOVE stuffed bell peppers and never thought of deconstructing it into a soup. Copied. Thank you.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:16 PM   #9
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That sounds just delicious Letscook! You might want to put the recipe in the soups forum also, so it doesn't get lost. I just love soups.

We're having leftovers tonight
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We don't celebrate Groundhog Day in UK (loved the film though i.e. with Bill Murray! )

I had a simple meal which was very delicious - wide egg noodles with spinach, red pesto and tinned, flaked tuna.
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