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Old 02-24-2016, 03:40 PM   #1
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Dinner 2-24-2016 ~ What's it gonna be Wednesday?

It's a gloomy, rainy day, so I'm making happy food - pasta. I plan on tossing together: prosciutto ribbons, arugula, ricotta, shallot, all mixed with linguine. Topping it with chopped walnuts; can't decide between Romano or Parma cheese as the "snow". Probably a salad on the side.

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Old 02-24-2016, 03:52 PM   #2
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Cooked up some burger and seasonings, have lettuce, will travel, so it looks like taco salads!
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:53 PM   #3
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Well, I was thinking Chinese stir-fry, since DH was supposed to go to the store today, but since it's pouring down rain and threatening a tornado, that's deferred. So, Plan B: I'm going to make chicken schnitzel with spätzle and braised green beans. I'm also going to make a chicken gravy for the noodles with pan drippings, caramelized onions and homemade beer mustard. Getting the onions started now.
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:57 PM   #4
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I'm thinking about making cheese enchiladas and heating up a can of refried black beans as a side. Sure does sound good. But....the big beautiful artichokes sitting in the fridge are calling my name, so it might end up being one of those with a big bowl of watermelon on the side. Decisions, decisions....
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I'm defrosting a meal of minestrone soup and a ball of pizza dough. I'm going to make baguette-type bread from the dough.
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Old 02-24-2016, 04:37 PM   #6
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Dinner is an elite repeat from yesterday- sloppy joe's on party size buns, fools me into thinking I have a lot on my plate and they're only half the size. Also will slice some more cabbage for cole slaw. Good thing I like cole slaw as I have about a half cabbage.
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:16 PM   #7
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Chicken thighs in a bacon pesto cream sauce over pasta, garden salad.
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:21 PM   #8
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Baked cod and cabbage salad.
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:21 PM   #9
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We survived the tornado warning. It got a bit dicey there for a while but no damage done. In light of the fact that the next wave of tornado activity will be here around suppertime and choir rehearsal, the church cancelled choir. Hence, I get to stay home tonight. I put a ham in the oven and a pan of scalloped cabbage. It's smelling really good!
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:30 PM   #10
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I had to use up an egg white (dislike freezing them) so I made a variation on my chinese style chicken recipe. I used turkey.

It involves mixing eggwhite with cornflour (I used potato flour), crushed garlic and soy. Marinade the chunked poultry for at least 20 mins and then fry in this 'batter' mix. Very tasty. The batter seals in the flavour and the garlic and soy give it extra taste.

Had it with toasted sour dough bread, lambs lettuce and ketchup!
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I'm defrosting a meal of minestrone soup and a ball of pizza dough. I'm going to make baguette-type bread from the dough.

The "baguettes" I made from the pizza dough turned out OK considering I didn't pay a lot of attention to detail. Here's one of the two I made. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-24-2016, 08:11 PM   #12
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Kinda cute, Andy. The baguette, that is - can't make a judgement call on you since you didn't post your photo.

jabbur, glad to hear you made it through round one. Hope you, and everyone, dealing with stormy weather comes out on the clear side just fine.

Dinner was "ermahgerd" good, to quote a favorite phrase of our younger niece. A bit on the salty side, though, so I probably could have gone with only half of the prosciutto, or next time I might use pancetta. So easy, though, and really cheap, too, so I can see making some variation of this frequently. The sauce was basically pasta water and ricotta - very creamy, easy-peasy, and better for the waistline than an Alfredo sauce.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:46 PM   #13
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Nice looking baguette, Andy. CG, your pasta dinner looks so good!
I decided to go with the cheese enchilada dinner and will have the artichoke tomorrow. I only had a little Cojita cheese left and rather than save a tiny bit, I just dumped it on everything. Pretty yummy (although a little blurry), and there's enough leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:00 PM   #14
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Everything looks and sounds good people! GG and Jabbur, hang tight! Tornado threats would scare the bejeebers outa me especially at night! shudder...

I have this in the oven, and salads are made. http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...ole-94573.html
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Well, I was thinking Chinese stir-fry, since DH was supposed to go to the store today, but since it's pouring down rain and threatening a tornado, that's deferred. So, Plan B: I'm going to make chicken schnitzel with spätzle and braised green beans. I'm also going to make a chicken gravy for the noodles with pan drippings, caramelized onions and homemade beer mustard. Getting the onions started now.
This turned out *really* good, although I forgot to put the mustard in the gravy. I did put a tbsp or so of Penzey's Fox Point seasoning in the flour for the chicken breading. I think that made a big difference. Mmmm.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:32 AM   #17
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Our "Rusty Pelican" salad, greenleaf lettuce, steamed shrimp, chopped boiled egg, chopped tomato and homemade knock-off recipe from the restaurant honey mustard dressing, with some bread.

Not consciously, but we weren't having bread for a long time with our meals then we both started having bread cravings, so we seem to have swung the opposite way in the bread with meals spectrum.
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Did the ATK baked Eggplant Parm. Its one of my favs.
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