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Old 08-24-2014, 10:25 PM   #11
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Easy dinner tonight. Spent a good portion of the day digging garlic and picked the first beans and a few winky little tomatoes, a couple of baby zucchinis, a yellow bell pepper, a few snow peas and some broccoli. This all went with (lots of) garlic and a handful of basil thinnings into a ratatouille.

I mixed up some dill dip from an herb mix made by a local dressing company and after we muched down pea pods, baby carrots and dip for lunch I slopped some of the dip, mixed with a little dijon, onto tilapia loins, topped with panko, dill weed and paprika and baked.

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Old 08-24-2014, 10:30 PM   #12
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Making my first beef stew tonight. Forgive me, but I'm going lightweight and using Lowry's Beef Stew season mix and instructions. I went out and bought a bigger CI skillet to brown the 2 lbs pack of stew meat and I also bought a 5-3/4 Cuisinart stainless steel dutch oven with glass lid. I added the browned meat. It requires 3 cups of water so I used 2 cups water and replaced the 3rd cup of water with burgundy and deglazed the skillet with it and added it in along with the browned meat and seasoning packet( I got that tip by reading posts here). It smells good already. 1.5 hours to go.

The packet calls for veggies being added at the end and cooking them for 20 minutes more. I hope that's enough time to cook the potatoes, carrots, pearl onions and peas and celerey. I'll check on their doneness. Anyways, I'm stoked I'm making my very first beef stew.

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Old 08-24-2014, 10:35 PM   #13
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good luck, caslon. next time we'll (me, the chief, auntiem, and so many others) will help you nail it without use of a package mix. then you can call it your own. no apologies.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:17 PM   #14
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Great job, Caslon! And good idea to use wine to replace some of the water. I can almost smell it cooking! And BTW, there's nothing wrong with using a flavor packet, a lot of us do. Lawrey's is a good choice.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:15 AM   #15
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Meatloaf Italiano, leftover Potato salad and steamed broccoli and cauliflower.

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Old 08-25-2014, 12:25 AM   #16
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I had some salmon and whipped up a cover for it out of sour cream, lime juice, Dijon mustard, chives, garlic powder and black pepper. Whisked all that together cover the salmon with it, bakes @ 350 x 30 minutes in the toaster oven. It was fantastic, also had a bowl of fresh peaches.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:28 AM   #17
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I've had a very slight travelling headache moving around my cranium all day. I'm not worried because it's mild and I rarely get headaches these days. It started behind the left ear, fell to the base of my skull, then it crawled to my left eye socket...and now I feel it in my forehead. I plan on sleeping on my tummy so it can fall out tonight.

So because of all that, Himself finished the last yummy bits of bratwurst and sauerkraut, along with leftover mashed potatoes. I made a PB&J sammy with cherry preserves.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:51 AM   #18
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We had lobster tails (spiny), pineapple-coconut rice and jicama salsa.

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Old 08-25-2014, 08:38 AM   #19
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Since I had broccoli, corn, and beans to freeze, that's what I ate.

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