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Old 11-29-2018, 11:13 PM   #21
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I made stew in the instant pot.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:31 PM   #22
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Looks good, CG. I love eggy dishes for dinner and probably have it at least once a week. Good way to use up bits of veggies and cheese.
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I had to have Mexican today, not because I had a craving, but because I had to trim some epazote from my hydroponic plant, and had to use it! I had some cremini that I wanted to use, so I made a batch of Spicy Pasilla-Mushroom Tacos, from Rick Bayless's Kitchen, which calls for a quarter cup of epazote. I had some of that pasilla paste in the freezer, which is the most time consuming part of the recipe. I added some dried porcinis, soaked and cleaned, since I didn't have the more flavorful mushrooms called for, but I've made it with white mushrooms, and it's still delicious. Good without the epazote, as well, but like a lot of things, once you have it, it's not the same without!
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Old 11-30-2018, 02:02 AM   #24
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...But, that's a lot of food...
We eat weird. That, plus the other half of the muffin, was my solid food for the day. Otherwise, I manage just fine on two cups of tea, two cups of coffee...and my nightly glass of wine. It's a fruit, but in juice form.
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:06 AM   #25
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:11 AM   #26
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homemade chicken salad with grapes, egg, toasted pecans, cranberries and sweet salad cubes with a surprisingly good cantaloupe I bought at the farmers market.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:02 AM   #27
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I am in Connecticut today, and not one of the few nice parts of the state, so the best I could do was Olive Garden. Decent chicken parm, with overcooked spaghetti and mediocre sauce. Better than fast food, but not by a lot.

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Soup, salad and bread sticks are the best choices at Olive Garden, imo. Haven't been in a long time (used to stop there for lunch while shopping, but with peripheral neuropathy and online shopping, I don't do that much anymore), but I would make a meal out of those items.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:21 AM   #28
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Yes, Casey, browned and braised in a CI dutch oven is the way to go and you are so right, they are so tender with a long braise. Those wonderful little browned bits and pan drippin's are so good so I always make a gravy. Unfortunately, I have yet to see short ribs on the managers specials.

I was starving this afternoon and it's cloudy today so the natural lighting was bad, but here's a pic from a couple of months ago. YUM
Look's soo good!
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