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Old 10-23-2007, 09:57 AM   #1
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Not sure yet, but I'm thinking Taco Soup.

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Old 10-23-2007, 10:10 AM   #2
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i have a ton of tomatoes, green/red peppers, zucchini, and jalapenos from my garden, so, with the addition of garlic, onions, lime, and cilantro, i'm gonna make salsa.

does fresh salsa freeze well? i have no time to do a proper water bath canning.

as far as dinner goes, i'm never sure 'till i get home.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:27 AM   #3
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left over chicken noodle soup and tomato and bacon grilled cheeese sandwiches.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:10 AM   #4
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I have a bunch of chicken thighs, so it will either be Chicken Paprikash, or Breezy's Chicken Hungarian Goulash, served with broad egg noodles. I'm still getting swiss chard and cherry tomatoes fromt eh garden, so will probably sautee them.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:26 AM   #5
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i have a ton of tomatoes, green/red peppers, zucchini, and jalapenos from my garden, so, with the addition of garlic, onions, lime, and cilantro, i'm gonna make salsa.

does fresh salsa freeze well? i have no time to do a proper water bath canning.

as far as dinner goes, i'm never sure 'till i get home.
I think it would be like freezing any of those ingredients on their own--their texture will go a bit mushy. I peel/seed/chop tomatoes and slice peppers and freeze them, but I only ever use them in cooking, then, because their texture isn't something you'd want to eat on their own. So salsa might be a gamble.

Here, it's leftovers again, but to make up for it I have a batch of trail mix cookie bars in the oven.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:29 AM   #6
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Cubed pork in chicken gravy on rice.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:45 AM   #7
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thanks poopsie. (not you, yt. i'll give you your own cute nickname, if'n you want)

most of the salsa will never make it into the freezer, anyway.
i made, then ate almost a full quart last week. in one sitting!

i'll try an experiment freezing one or two pints, first.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:49 AM   #8
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I am not sure how to answer about freezing your home made salsa. I freeze mine and let it thaw on it's own, then use. But the texture probably is compromised somewhat. I do it though and we enjoy it still. You'll have to do it and then you can be the judge.

Just took a frozen fillet mignon tenderloin out to thaw. Will jab it with rosemary sprigs and garlic slices then sea salt/pepper corn medley rub and finally slather it with bing cherry jam for it to marinate. It'll get baked.
Garlic/butter/thyme/olive oil new potatoes with carrots and broccoli will get roasted in the oven. Home made hummus on sourdough from Trader Joe's. I made a recipe that I did a search on for my Scottish Shortbread the other day. It included an egg in the mix. Getting home last night from being gone for several days, my darling said he couldn't hardly eat the cookies cause they are rock hard. Never again will I switch how I make his favorite cookies. It's 3 ingredients, not the 5 this one called for
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:50 AM   #9
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I'm making a chicken veggie dish only... I'll be using turkey instead of chicken.
I think we'll have steamed cabbage to go with it.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:59 AM   #10
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we are having store bought "cheese and spinach raviolis" with my MIL homemade sauce and meatballs. also italian bread. She gave us a containor of her sauce that she recently made.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:19 PM   #11
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Tonight is going to be quite adventurous for a week day!

Starting with a couple of bits of Sushi. Wife has never had it before so going to make her try it.

Lemon / Pepper breaded Turkey Escalopes (home made, not pre-made!).
New pots boiled in chicken stock, crushed with herbs and a drizzle of EVOO.
Brocolli & Cauliflower with gravy.

Desert - home made apple pie.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:24 PM   #12
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Going to have grilled burgers, fries and coleslaw.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:32 PM   #13
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Cubed pork in chicken gravy on rice.
ok... Scrap that! I burnt the rice nearly ruined the pan, so I phoned the Pizza place and asked for "the usual"
kinda sad when you tell them the 1`st part of your phone number, and they tell you the rest and that it`ll be there in half an hour

not to worry though, the rest if the food is still intact and will be just fine for another day :)



and by all means, call me whatever you like BT, just don`t call me late for dinner!
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:35 PM   #14
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Haha! My local pizza place knows exactly who I am when I call and I just have to say "The Usual". They know my address too and it just turns up.

Sad really...
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:54 PM   #15
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have some chicken cacciatore going and will do some polenta to put it over, some garlic bread and maybe some chocolate chip cookies if I'm up to it...
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:34 PM   #16
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Tonight it's bean and jalapeno burritos with rice and salad. May make some brownies.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:54 PM   #17
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Gonna have baked eggplant parmiagiana and salad. Cooler and rainy today so it'll be a good day to use the oven.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:13 PM   #18
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It was a store pizza here - satisifed the boys. Too tired to be interested in cooking today.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:41 PM   #19
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I'm going out to dinner with friends tonight, to a Japanese hibachi restaurant - the one with the big grill. They also have good sushi, which makes a nice appetizer DH is grilling himself a steak.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:55 PM   #20
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Hey GotGarlic, which one you going to? I see you live SE VA (me too) and my son chefs at one in Newport News. We like to check out the competition and he likes to find new techniques watching other chefs. Here we're having homemade lasagne (the thread earlier about noodles sticking got me hungry for it!) Don't know what else we'll have with it yet.
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