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Old 09-25-2008, 07:38 PM   #31
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an unremarkable dinner: chix from a can & peas from a can with jello/fruit as my dessert, & 2 or 3 lollipops, some candy strawberries.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:52 PM   #32
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DWs birthday .. was going to make some steaks ..
but seeing as we are int he middle of a Nor'easter and torrential
downpours .. we will skip the grill tonight .. pepperoni pizza it is ...
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:00 PM   #33
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Well Pacanis, we DID have a day without sunshine, but I didn't want to disappoint you.

I did figure it out and get it ready only 15 minutes late for our border (DH still not home). I lightly brushed the thighs with a bit of OO and seasoned with salt, pepper and my own garlic mix. I seared them, careful not to burn the garlic or herbs and then just stuck them in the oven.

A mixed greens salad and pan-fried potatoes sliced super thin and layered in the pan so they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, delish!) rounded out the meal. No dessert.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:11 PM   #34
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We ended up having a Manwich night, jazzed up with sauteed peppers, onions, garlic and tomato paste, with a side of green beans. Too much street flooding due to the Nor'easter (how's it going, Q?) to go find takeout. I had to go over some grass to get out of the parking lot from work!
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:57 PM   #35
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We ended up having a Manwich night, jazzed up with sauteed peppers, onions, garlic and tomato paste, with a side of green beans. Too much street flooding due to the Nor'easter (how's it going, Q?) to go find takeout. I had to go over some grass to get out of the parking lot from work!
called our favorite pizza place .. 2 hour wait for delivery ...
just had a branch penetrate our roof ..
made quesidillas (SP) with left over taco meat ....
fun weekend ahead ...
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:14 PM   #36
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Wow... sorry to hear about the crummy weather folks. Ours has been absolutely georgeous for more than a week now. We haven't had more than two days strung together without rain all this summer. Well, now fall, until now.

So I was trying out two things tonight; pressure cooker tomato sauce and German potato salad. It was probably a mistake to do them both on the same night, let alone cook the sausage in the PC, too, something I never did before.
The sausage was super tender. I am glad I didn't cut them into bite size pieces before cooking. The red gravy was awesome. I wish I had written down what I did And the German potato salad was tasty, but I wouldn't serve it to anyone.... I need to get a handle on how to boil a whole potato. Did you ever see a fish in the water that's been dead a while? That's what my potatoes looked like, stuff hanging off of them, yet they were still "al dente". I don't understand it, my mashed potatoes don't look like that after boiling... So that needs work.

But here it is anyway. It looks like a lot less work than what it was
And I figured I might as well smear more roasted garlic on the other side of the mozzarella. Can't have enough roasted garlic.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:30 PM   #37
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Dang Pacanis... you really come up with some awesome looking meals!

I was reading through this thread and man we eat well!!!

I bought these ready made dinners in a bag from Joy of Cooking. We had the noodles and beef tips.. not to shabby for premade bag food.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:31 PM   #38
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pretty simple faire tonight:
4 ingred enchilada's
refried beans
radicchio and gorganzola cheese stuffed tortillini from TJ with browned butter and sage 'sauce' over
cole slaw over tomatos sliced thin
Byron Oglesteens' **"Banana Supreme Kick" for dessert [hope hubby likes it!]

**just got back from shopping for all the ingreds [sheeshe!]
I thinks you got all the inspiration you needed!!! Sounds wonderful. What is the Banana Supreme Kick... that sounds yummy!
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:43 PM   #39
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What is the Banana Supreme Kick... that sounds yummy!
What it is turned out completely 157% a true winner.
Husband just ate his after sitting for 2 hours to let dinner digest.
Dinner was wonderful, but that dessert OML.............
AMAZING/DELECTABLE/TRULY INCREDIBLE
Dh has a friend at work, who adores cooking. Go figure.
Anyway, I sent in many many cookies the other day for him to share at work.
Two days later, dh's friend came in with this 9X13 casserole stuffed to the brim with this dessert. He called it his banana supreme pudding concoction. Dh told me I had to make, oh please honey type thing.
He got me the recipe two days ago but I couldn't read it, or some of it.
He got it for me again yesterday with his friends footnotes.
I gave it his name, the kick is due to the Banana liquor, and it was waiting for him when he got home. I am not sure I've ever had anything so delicious. But then, I'm easy....................
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:00 AM   #40
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Wow... sorry to hear about the crummy weather folks. Ours has been absolutely georgeous for more than a week now. We haven't had more than two days strung together without rain all this summer. Well, now fall, until now.

So I was trying out two things tonight; pressure cooker tomato sauce and German potato salad. It was probably a mistake to do them both on the same night, let alone cook the sausage in the PC, too, something I never did before.
The sausage was super tender. I am glad I didn't cut them into bite size pieces before cooking. The red gravy was awesome. I wish I had written down what I did And the German potato salad was tasty, but I wouldn't serve it to anyone.... I need to get a handle on how to boil a whole potato. Did you ever see a fish in the water that's been dead a while? That's what my potatoes looked like, stuff hanging off of them, yet they were still "al dente". I don't understand it, my mashed potatoes don't look like that after boiling... So that needs work.

But here it is anyway. It looks like a lot less work than what it was
And I figured I might as well smear more roasted garlic on the other side of the mozzarella. Can't have enough roasted garlic.
That looks like darn good German potato salad to me! They're not supposed to look like mashed potatoes!
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