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Old 08-03-2015, 01:11 PM   #1
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Dinner Monday, 8-3-2015

Our hot day here asks for quick and cool foods. I've had a taste for BLTs for a while; since I have to get out to run a couple errands, I'll swing by Panera for some good white bread. I'll also make big salads for us to satisfy the need for "cool". Then, just maybe, some sort of icy or ice cream-based drink. Who knows?

What are your dinner plans for tonight. Do you know?
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:32 PM   #2
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Cajun shepherd's pie (not really since it's g. beef but that's name of the recipe). It's basically a meatloaf with the trinity and Cajun spices, baked, then topped with sautéed onion, carrot, zucchini and yellow squash (more Cajun spices), then a layer of mashed potatoes, back in the oven to brown the potatoes. Sometimes we make a very hot Cajun sauce for beef, which is way too hot for me but Craig likes it. Paul Prudhomme recipes.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:43 PM   #3
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I'm tired from shopping so no cooking today. I've got Banquet Salisbury steak patties heating up in the oven and I'll just nosh on that or maybe a cheese sandwich.

I'll get cooking in a day or two.
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Old 08-03-2015, 03:03 PM   #4
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Dinner plans keep evolving. Currently the plan is chef's salads.
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Old 08-03-2015, 03:15 PM   #5
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I am planning on Sichuan stir fried chicken, ginger roasted carrots and rice. Also cranberry nut bread from a good bakery.
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:05 PM   #6
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Chicken parm and salad tonight. I'm hoping this is grandson friendly as he's here through Wednesday evening.
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:21 PM   #7
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I made a small batch of ratatouille yesterday - minus eggplant, plus yellow summer squash - to see how we like it. Left it in the fridge overnight, so we'll have that over couscous with grilled shrimp and I'll make a lemon-basil aioli for dipping the shrimp. I think I'll make bruschetta with pesto and chopped garden tomatoes, too.
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:58 PM   #8
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Pork loin chops that have been brined and fried. Beefy onion orzo with mushrooms, and salad.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:25 PM   #9
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DH brought home a "designer" chocolate cupcake from work. It's plenty big enough for two.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:34 PM   #10
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Oops! I guess I had posted this on the wrong date, which was yesterday. Sorry about that!


Tonight we had for dinner...

Leafy greens, cucumbers, and tomatoes from our garden to make a salad, plus we also had...

Leftover Smoked Salmon

Leftover Chicken Tenders

Leftover French Fries

Chocolate Ice Cream for dessert
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:12 PM   #11
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DH brought home a "designer" chocolate cupcake from work. It's plenty big enough for two.
That is true love, I would've eaten the whole thing in the car!

Cold poached chicken and the last of some cabbage salad.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:25 PM   #12
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That is true love, I would've eaten the whole thing in the car!

Cold poached chicken and the last of some cabbage salad.

Heh. He already made the mistake of telling me about it on his drive home. Expectations were high.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:29 PM   #13
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Quick and easy dinner tonight. I bought a couple of smoked pork chops, and sauteed some fresh green beans with slivered almonds and dill. The sauce was made with homemade sour cherry preserves, butter, and a splash of smoked balsamic.

The whole thing took 20 minutes.

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Old 08-03-2015, 06:39 PM   #14
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Quick and easy dinner tonight. I bought a couple of smoked pork chops, and sauteed some fresh green beans with slivered almonds and dill. The sauce was made with homemade sour cherry preserves, butter, and a splash of smoked balsamic.

The whole thing took 20 minutes.

Mmmm, that sauce sounds great, Steve. And the rest of your dinner!
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:55 PM   #15
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Quick and easy dinner tonight. I bought a couple of smoked pork chops, and sauteed some fresh green beans with slivered almonds and dill. The sauce was made with homemade sour cherry preserves, butter, and a splash of smoked balsamic.

The whole thing took 20 minutes.

Steve Kroll is cooking for us tonight and it sure was good!

Too dang hot to cook today. I picked up a chilled rotisserie chicken and had leftover pasta salad with it. For dessert, watermelon.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:57 PM   #16
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Quick and easy dinner tonight....
I just don't understand. My tummy is perfectly happy and full...and then I see your dinner and get hungry all over again. Good thing I can't gain weight just from looking.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:22 PM   #17
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Steve...that pork chop looks so juicy and tender! And that cherry preserve sauce...

Dawg, a cupcake for dinner sounds fine. Been there, done that.

I had stuffed pasta shells and steamed broccoli this evening.
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Old 08-04-2015, 05:04 PM   #18
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Tonight we had sloppy joes, a casserole of cheesy hash browns and sliced tomatoes.
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