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Old 04-30-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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What's for Dinner Thursday April 30th?

It's the last day of April....guess we're gonna get a lot of May flowers!

I'm fixing an asparagus carrot soup with some type of bread..croutons, maybe, or garlic bread, or ww dinner roll

What are you serving?

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Old 04-30-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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I made biscuits for breakfast, so maybe I'll thaw a chicken breast and cook it with stock, onions, garlic, peas & carrots, sage/rosemary/thyme and salt & pepper. If I had any of those frozen O'Brien potatoes, I'd throw those in there, too. Thicken it all with a little roux and have it on the leftover biscuits.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:01 PM   #3
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It's the last day of April....guess we're gonna get a lot of May flowers!

I'm fixing an asparagus carrot soup with some type of bread..croutons, maybe, or garlic bread, or ww dinner roll

What are you serving?
Asparagus carrot soup - that's a new one on me. Will you share the recipe?
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:07 PM   #4
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I'm defrosting some leftover roast chicken and will make a chicken and rice casserole of some kind with veggies and cheese mixed in.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:23 PM   #5
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Asparagus carrot soup - that's a new one on me. Will you share the recipe?
yep, just finished putting it together....I got the idea from a raw carrot asparagus drink recipe I found on the 'net, couldn't find a cooked soup recipe..

Asparagus Carrot Soup

butter and olive oil
5 medium carrots
2 large onions
1 stalk celery
2 pounds trimmed asparagus but save the tips
1 quart poultry stock
2 cups milk
seasonings
1/2 cup sour cream/yogurt cheese/creme fraiche

Saute first the diced carrots, then add diced onions, then celery and after they have softened, add chopped asparagus. Cook at least 5 minutes. Add the poultry stock and milk, simmer a bit. Puree all in batches in food processor or blender. Add the sour cream to one batch of soup to puree. Return to heat and add asparagus tips.

When I reheat it tonight I will add more seasonings; maybe some cumin, or nutmeg, or Old Bay and more S&P.

Got any other ideas for seasoning?
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:48 PM   #6
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I have chicken breasts thawing. I will serve it with mashed potatoes, green beans and yellow squash or carrots.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:39 PM   #7
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Seems like it's a thawing/defrosting night...Following that theme...I am thawing a BBQed Chuck Roast from a couple of weeks ago. I BBQed two. The first one was delish so this one has promise of being good eats. Sides? I don't have a clue at the present...
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:41 PM   #8
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Grilled cheese sandwiches... it was a busy day :)
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:56 PM   #9
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Had a lengthy meeting with my financial planner late this morning. Whew!!! Then she took me to lunch and we ate at a wonderful Argentine restaurant. Fabulous food, atmosphere and service. Yes, Connie and Kim...it's the one where we enjoyed such a fantastic lunch.

We ate for what seemed like forever and I came home with half a beef sandwich and most of my dessert, so that's what I'll have tonight. I may not have to eat for a week.
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Still at work, so probably hot dogs and beans tonight.
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