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Old 07-18-2022, 04:50 PM   #1
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Monday's Dinner - 7/18

Heat's On : Stove's Off !!


Deconstructed Italian Hoagie Salad
Dressing is a Russian, but with
Chopped Jalapeno's instead of Pickle....


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Old 07-18-2022, 06:18 PM   #2
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I foofed around in the kitchen. I didn't have the spoons to make a whole meal. We ordered hamburgers. I did eventually get some stuff done for future suppers.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:22 PM   #3
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I made a one pot meal of Italian sausage, beans, pasta, and greens. Topped with Parmigiana Reggiano. Refreshed the baguette from the other day. Quick and easy.

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Old 07-18-2022, 08:52 PM   #4
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It was a hot one here today, so I made a nice cold dinner: tuna pasta salad over romaine with tomatoes and pickled banana peppers.
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Old 07-18-2022, 10:21 PM   #5
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Farro sweet potato kale stew, leaf lettuce salad w/mustard dressing, strawberry nice-cream with cherry puree.
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I haven't cooked anything here for a few days, except boiling water for iced tea, and steamed a couple of veggies in the MW. It's just been too hot!

Today I had a couple more bowls of that gazpacho, for lunch, then in the late afternoon, and then I made a salad later on, with some cooked barley, some diced tomatoes and cucumbers, a very small clove of garlic, mashed, and minced with a generous amount of basil and a jalapeño pepper, some diced feta cheese, and some snipped garlic chives. The dressing was some white rice vinegar and a fairly strong EVOO, salt, and a generous amount of black pepper.

I found the frozen (!) barley when I was putting some things in the freezer a couple of days ago, and it was about 2 c, left from a bunch I had cooked a couple of months ago, and it froze well - just thawed it, rinsed it well, and drained. I halved the cucumber, scooped out the seeds, and diced it - ended up being about half the volume of the tomatoes, that I kept adding, until it looked right! I used a large Amish Gold Slicer, which is a fairly fleshy tomato, and a smaller Brandyboy F2, a fairly fleshy one, too, and the best tasting! I diced up 4 green grapes, adding them one at a time, until it looked about right. Then I stirred in the other ingredients. Absolutely delicious, and 2 bowls left for tomorrow!

The feta was a new (to me) variety I got from Aldi, and it was good, but mild - I'll post my thoughts on that elsewhere.
Amish Gold Slicers, to dice up for salad. by pepperhead212, on Flickr

Barley, tomato, cucumber, and feta salad. by pepperhead212, on Flickr

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