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Old 04-12-2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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What's for dinner? Tuesday Apr. 12, 2016

Frying up some bacon for a BLT salad later this afternoon. It's been warm lately and so far I'm not getting tired of frequent salads. Mango and watermelon on the side.

What's on your plate?


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Old 04-12-2016, 05:06 PM   #2
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I tried something a bit experimental - doing lasagna without the 'al forno' bit, i.e. baking in the oven!

It involved using fresh egg lasagna and doing 3 types of fillings for the layers. I thinly sliced courgette, oiled and grilled them both sides. The main part was stir fried turkey strips with onion, garlic, red chilli, a little stock and some red pesto. The top layer was a makeshift cheese sauce - thinly sliced cheese in a splash of milk - stirred in a non stick pan over gentle heat until it combines/dissolves and thickens.

I assembled it all on the plate (the cheese sauce being topmost) but, of course, it wasn't that hot by the time it was ready to eat. (I usually heat the plate but forgot to do this). None the less it was enjoyable. I particularly liked the fresh egg lasagna (bought).

Tomorrow I will cook the remaining lasagna sheets and try them out cannelloni style.

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Old 04-12-2016, 05:12 PM   #3
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DH has to get his glasses adjusted, and right next door is a Chinese restaurant. So it will be egg rolls and shrimp chop suey that we'll split.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:44 PM   #4
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I was by a little cheese shop the other day, and thought to try something different. I bought a few slices of Comte, a French type swiss with no holes. I made a sliced chicken / cheese/ pesto sandwich on grilled sourdough bread for dinner.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:58 PM   #5
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I'm made refried beans in the crock pot yesterday, so tonight I'm having those on tostadas with home made sour cream, grated cheese, and heirloom cherry tomatoes.
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:05 PM   #6
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Picked up a jar of Hungarian paprika paste a couple of days ago. Going to make some shrimp paprikash on egg noodles...
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:15 PM   #7
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Braised calamari (recipe from seriouseats a few weeks ago) over farro, steamed asparagus, dutch oven rosemary olive oil bread.
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:19 PM   #8
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A salad topped with leftover asparagus that I marinated in a simple vinaigrette dressing and a cup of vegetable soup made with mushrooms, collards, chicken stock etc...
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:47 PM   #9
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We're having loaded hamburgers without buns on plates.

The loaded part will be cheese, bacon, mushrooms, saute' onions, sliced avocado, tomatoes on top of chopped lettuce. Good thing we don't have to unhinge our jaws with a bun.

I love a BLT salad too Cheryl!
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:02 PM   #10
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I browned and then braised chicken thighs in a mixture of cream of chicken soup, homemade Dijon mustard, sage and paprika thinned with a little water. The braise also included sliced celery, green onions and green and yellow bell peppers. I served it over rice pilaf seasoned with sautéed onions and garlic, sage and Penzeys 4/S Seasoned Salt. We also had toasted, buttered homemade bread to sop up the sauce and crispy chicken skin on top and
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