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Old 04-12-2021, 04:00 PM   #1
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Dinner Monday, 4-12-2021 ~ National Grilled Cheese Day

While that sounds like a yummy option, National Grilled Cheese Day is not happening at Chez Goddess. Instead, I have plans for an Italian sausage/onions/bell peppers grill served over creamy polenta. Simple sides salads will show up, too.

What are your plans for your supper tonight? If you don't have plans yet, might I suggest grilled cheese?
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:57 PM   #2
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I do like a good grilled cheese. Usually use cheddar cheese, ham on a good bread in the panini maker. Tonight though, we're making an old time favorite: Better Home & Gardens - Zesty Bean Posole.
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Old 04-12-2021, 05:05 PM   #3
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Kinda-Sorta Pork & Beans -
Lefty Pork Roast, Black Beans, Small red Beans, Tomato Dice, Chopped Onion,
Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Sriracha........... Cuke Salad



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Old 04-12-2021, 05:40 PM   #4
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I agree, a Grilled Cheese Sandwich sounds great,
but we need to finish off that heard of leftovers in the `fridge.
It'll be a mixed plate here, pasta, chicken parm, fried chicken,
mac salad, chili, and maybe a side salad for color
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:03 PM   #5
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I tried out a new to me Danish recipe. They called it Italian chicken breast with pasta. The chicken breasts were marinated for two hours and then baked with the marinade. The pasta had a "sauce" that was kind of tasteless. The chicken breasts were really good and easy. So, I will definitely make the chicken breasts again and I'll come up with some sort of more interesting sauce for the pasta. I served it with a leafy salad, dressed with homemade vinaigrette.
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:11 PM   #6
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Chili mac and cheese.
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:31 PM   #7
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I'm close! Had chicken, green chile and pepper jack quesadilla's with cole slaw.
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:32 PM   #8
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grilled burgers on homemade wheat buns and fries out of the air fryer.
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:43 PM   #9
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So for breakfast this morning I made grilled fatty melt sandwiches. Grilled cheese with sliced fatty.

I didn't even know...
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:19 PM   #10
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Old 04-12-2021, 10:05 PM   #12
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Today I made a batch of my favorite Szechwan eggplant dish, with some of that dried eggplant, plus some unusual ingredients I have never put in this dish.

A couple of days ago, a friend brought me a bag of root veggies that his daughter gave him - a large rutabaga, 2 types of medium sized radishes - a green and purple - and some Jerusalem artichokes. She belongs to some weekly produce mailing, and I guess this week was root veggies. And he didn't even know what they were!

I have used large radishes, like daikons, in many cooked dishes, so I cut one of the green ones up into chunks, and a few of the Jerusalem artichokes, as well. I cooked the dish, as usual, then cooked the eggplant covered for 5 minutes, then the other veggies the last 10 minutes, and they cooked well, but not mushy. The radish was mild flavored, the JA a little stronger, but both were very good. But then, I like just about anything with Szechwan flavoring!

All of the scallions were from the garden, overwintered. Served this on some steamed brown basmati rice.
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Dave, if you haven't used up all the sunchokes, try them sliced, raw in a salad. I love that added crunch and flavour in a salad.
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Dave, if you haven't used up all the sunchokes, try them sliced, raw in a salad. I love that added crunch and flavour in a salad.
I have used them in salads, though more for crunch, than flavor, though they have a little more than jicama, something else I sometimes use for added crunch. I sometimes use them in stir-fries, for the crunch and some flavor, sliced thinly, like water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. I actually looked into growing them, but they seem to need a longer season than I have - a friend in my area tried, and got very small tubers.
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I am going to try and return to my vegetarian days. Meat just isn't sitting well. So, I had an avocado Ceasar salad (homemade dressing) with steamed asparagus and pinto beans.
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We enjoyed shrimp, parm/orzo, avocados & tomatoes and Texas toast.

Ice cream bars for dessert.

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