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Old 08-12-2017, 05:20 PM   #11
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Hi, all!

I steamed an artichoke this afternoon, so will have that with a little melted butter with lemon juice for dipping. Probably will go ahead and have the last half cup or so of a small potato salad I made yesterday, for a side.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:29 PM   #12
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We'll be having chicken and dumplings. Craig is going to make meatballs for a meal next week as well.
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I have a whole chicken to deal with for tonight. We almost always have oven beer butt chicken, but I might quarter it and put it on the grill with the smoker box. Green beans with bacon and onion on the side burner sounds good. SC got a cheese/Hatch chili loaf of bread to go with the meal.

Med, do you do fluffy dumplings, or flat tires as Mama called them?
MMM! I really like chicken and "flat tire" dumplings like Cracker Barrel serves, the only thing I don't care for at Cracker Barrel though is that the gravy is a bit too thick for my taste, and DH DOES NOT care for Chicken and Dumplings at all... "Ewwww! It's too creamy!" - please insert whiny little boys voice here for full effect

Oh, yeah, that's right, what's for dinner tonight?
DH's buddy was here the past couple of nights, visiting from Southern AZ and I remembered that he liked my 3 cheese lasagna, so we had a bunch leftover...
that's what's going on our plates tonight too

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:33 PM   #13
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Looks delish, kgirl! I haven't had lasagna in so long. MUST have it again once the temp dips back down into double digits.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:26 PM   #14
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Very good even if I did wing it.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:53 PM   #15
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DD ordered Chinese - I had Egg roll and wonton soup for dinner tonight.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:05 PM   #16
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MMM! I really like chicken and "flat tire" dumplings like Cracker Barrel serves, the only thing I don't care for at Cracker Barrel though is that the gravy is a bit too thick for my taste, and DH DOES NOT care for Chicken and Dumplings at all... "Ewwww! It's too creamy!" - please insert whiny little boys voice here for full effect
I have tried and tried to like Cracker Barrel since my family loves the place(s). I just can't seem to do it. It's like eating at a salt lick, imo.

I did have a good piece of cornmeal dusted haddock there a few weeks ago, but it came with 2 sides of salt (plus other ingredients).

The reason I go back with my family, outside of the fact that it makes them happy, is like the old Henny Youngman joke about when a thief stole his wife's purse with all of her credit cards.
He didn't report the theft since the thief spends much less on them than his wife does...
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Had a ham bone and part of a can of black beans that must go, so I made a pot of ham-and-beans-and-collard greens tonight. Needed more beans, so I opened a can of cannellini. Our bowls looked like piano keys had broken up and fallen in. A slice of rye bread to sop up the likker.
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Did you eat that with Chopsticks, hand over hand?
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I have tried and tried to like Cracker Barrel since my family loves the place(s). I just can't seem to do it. It's like eating at a salt lick, imo.
Yes! My sentiments exactly. My ex-parents-in-laws ate there EVERY single Wednesday for over 20 years. Every single week, they would call and invite us to join them. Every single week, we would have to say no.

At first, we would make up excuses ("Sorry, staying home tonight to wash the cat"). After a while, we just resorted to being brutally honest about not liking the place. But still they would call. It got to be a running joke.

Dinner tonight was sous vide bratwurst and kraut. It was an experiment, but they turned out delicious.
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I have tried and tried to like Cracker Barrel since my family loves the place(s). I just can't seem to do it. It's like eating at a salt lick, imo.

I did have a good piece of cornmeal dusted haddock there a few weeks ago, but it came with 2 sides of salt (plus other ingredients).

The reason I go back with my family, outside of the fact that it makes them happy, is like the old Henny Youngman joke about when a thief stole his wife's purse with all of her credit cards.
He didn't report the theft since the thief spends much less on them than his wife does...
I've also observed that Cracker Barrel does overdo the salt. I had ham steak and eggs there one time, and couldn't eat the ham. It was way too salty. It wasn't a health issue, either, it tasted terrible from all the salt.

As for dinner, tonight's meal has been postponed until tomorrow.

I made a big batch of "cajun" potato salad last night, and was going to smoke a meatloaf on the Weber kettle tonight, but Mother Nature vetoed any outdoor cooking plans for this evening. We are now on wave four of thunderstorms with heavy rains.

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