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Old 04-22-2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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What's for dinner Sunday, April 22, 2007?

Either everyone is fasting today, or y'all decided to sleep in REALLY late!

As I stated yesterday, today is Thanksgiving in April. I am making a 12 pound frozen Butterball turkey (that I got free for buying 25 bucks worth of produce at my local supermarket, AFTER already having bought a fresh Honesuckle White turkey somewhere else, the week before Thanksgiving); giblet gravy; sausage, apple, and fennel corn bread dressing; steamed green beans and steamed corn (wth my new rice cooker and my old expandable steamer basket, I can steam two vegetables at once!), mashed potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, freshly baked yogurt biscuits (my version of Paula Deen's cream biscuits), and for a change of pace from apple and/or pumpkin pie, I bought a Jon Donaire cranberry apple cheesecake.

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Old 04-22-2007, 11:54 AM   #2
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Caine - sounds delightful!!! Enjoy your feast.

mr. callie is making scrambled eggs and toast right now...we haven't thought about supper yet.
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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I am not sure, yet. I am making a couple of casseroles for my dad to reheat next week when my mom and I are away, so I could have some of one of those. One is layered broccoli, cheese, chicken, and a cream of chicken soup mixture and the other is a layered chili, crushed fritos, cheese, and a mixture of green onion, regular onion, and green chilies.

I am also making a pan of chocolate chip bar cookies for him to have while we are away. It is hard to think of dinner because right now I am full from breakfast which was huge breakfast burrito made of leftover chili, scrambled egg, cheese, and green onion.
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:08 PM   #4
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One of the mangoes we have bought over a week ago is not maturing as it is supposed to. I am afraid it is going to shrivel away before it matures, so I am going to make some use of it and will make a thai style fried rice. Not very sweet, a bit hard mango makes a surprisingly nice addition to it.

Then I am going to make a nice big hearty macedonia (fresh fruit salad) with another mango which has matured nicely, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi and banana. mmmmm!! One of the best guilt-free goodies you can imagine
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:17 PM   #5
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Right now I'm thinking Jerk Center Cut Pork Chops on the grill... not sure what else.
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:25 PM   #6
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The boy is eating some chicken casserole thing he bought earlier. I had brown rice with steamed zucchini and peas, oh and 2 glasses of white wine!
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:43 PM   #7
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Tending the Store While Hubby Makes Roast Pork

I'm tending the store today. Hubby has the day off so he's making Mexican Roast Pork Guadalupe.

I can't wait to get home!
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:16 PM   #8
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an easy sunday today...brats on buns with grilled onions and whatever you'd like to go on them...potatoe salad, corn on cob and banana cream and chocolate pies..
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:48 PM   #9
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We just returned from our first camping trip of the season. Weather was fantastic! So I think we are going to go or take out a pizza. Spring break is over for us in MA so it is back to work for me tomorrow.
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Old 04-22-2007, 05:54 PM   #10
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We ate a late lunch so supper will probably consist of cheese, crackers, and wine. We have sandwich stuff so maybe a panino too.
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Nothin' fancy (as usual) but good. Made a ground beef and potato casserole, canned seasoned turnip greens w/ a little bacon fat, corn bread, radishes, olives, pickes, mild peppers rings, and corn bread. Made a dessert "Dessert Diva' suggested. Son loves it, white cake mix, make as directed except change the water to 1/2 a cup. Spread in 9x13 greased and floured pan and add any pie filling to the top and swirl in, bake 350 ' - 50 mins. My sons favorite is strawberry, then when cool and serving dust w/ powdered sugar. It is sooooo good, w/ vanilla ice cream. Sorry for such a long post !!
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:00 PM   #12
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We're making my sausage and noodle casserole...good comfort food. There's some beautiful fresh asparagus sitting in glasses of water in the fridge...I may cook that up too.
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:46 PM   #13
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This past week has been a bad one for me. I had an older horse of mine pass away last week, & this morning a very old cat of ours who'd been under treatment passed away in her sleep.

To help clear the depressive cobwebs, I took a drive to one of our local organic/gourmet shops & picked up some dry-pack/diver sea scallops for dinner. Not feeling up to anything fancy, I pulled out my cast-iron skillet & cooked/seared them for 4 minutes per side (they were BIG) in a half-&-half mixture of canola oil & butter. I then served them with a top drizzle of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce & a sprinkling of minced Italian flat-leaf parsley. Served them with a fresh mixed green salad alongside, tossed with a commercial sesame-ginger dressing.

Must have been a hit - husband said he can't wait to have scallops done this way again.
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:48 PM   #14
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Going to try a crispy baked fish recipe out of the May 2007 issue of Southern Living magazine and make some fried onion rings from a recipe QSis posted recently. Maybe some salad, too. Probably will have some of the overnight sticky buns for dessert that PA posted. The recipe made so many, Buck and I will have to eat them for every meal so we won't have to throw any away due to spoilage.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:14 PM   #15
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Since it was a fantastic 82 degree SUNNY day here we made steaks out on the grill. Mmmm yummy. Some corn. And a salad on the side.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:20 PM   #16
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Pan seared salmon filets, green beans with garlic and pistachios, and biscuits.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:50 AM   #17
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Nothing cooked except 4 incredible men on stage.
No dinner for me.
Instead I ate all of them up .
No sleep either since last night, too much to "chew" on
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