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Old 02-16-2016, 04:51 PM   #1
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What's for dinner Tuesday, 2/16/16?

You know how they say not to try out a new recipe on people? Yeah, well, I hate being told what to do

So tonight is the monthly master gardener association dinner meeting and I feel like making something different. I bought a book called "The Silk Road Gourmet," a cookbook with sections on the countries in western and southern Asia, and a bit of history thrown in, and decided to make a carrot and raisin rice pilaf from Afghanistan.

Here it is partway done: onions, carrots and raisins sautéing with a spice mixture. I've added rice and water with turmeric in it and it's simmering away. Hope people like it!
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Old 02-16-2016, 05:34 PM   #2
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Looks and sounds good to me GG. I'm with you about trying a new recipe on other people...what the heck, they try something new at no charge.

We're having thighs from last night and two beautiful field artichokes.
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Old 02-16-2016, 05:44 PM   #3
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Looks yummy GG! We are having grilled teriyaki chicken thighs, jasmine rice, and roasted asparagus.


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Rerun (aka leftover) chicken thigh and tomato stew, served over white basmati rice.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:27 PM   #5
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Leftover chicken nuggets and green bean casserole. I think half my freezers are made up of frozen packages of sliced green beans, every time DH goes shopping he comes home with another package of frozen green beans.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:32 PM   #6
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After listening to so many of you praising TJs orange chicken, I broke down and bought a bag. So, orange chicken over rice and a veggie.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:51 PM   #7
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I'm hungry for tuna tonight with a small side salad.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:02 PM   #8
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Elk sausage sammy w/ swiss.

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Old 02-16-2016, 09:44 PM   #9
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Very simple dinner tonight of steak and sauteed spinach.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:52 PM   #10
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A small batch of SOS using hamburg with peas and mushrooms over a baked potato.
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I could not warm up today, I wanted soup. We finished leftovers: Himself cleaned up the pineapple rice and the mac-and-cheese; I excavated some chicken and wild rice soup from "down below". Sure hope I'm warm by tomorrow, or supper will be pour-your-own glasses of Bourbon and rum.


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You know how they say not to try out a new recipe on people?...
That applies only to people who aren't confident in their cooking skills. You're good.
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That applies only to people who aren't confident in their cooking skills. You're good.
Aw, thank you I got lots of compliments and people had fun trying to figure out what the spices were. It was a mixture of freshly ground peppercorns, cumin seeds, cardamom seeds, whole cloves and ground cinnamon. Very tasty and I have extra of the mix. Maybe I'll try it on chicken.
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Hope you liked the TJ's orange chicken Andy. I do mine in some oil in a skillet and sometimes add some scallion and/or bell pepper, and always cut the sauce with extra orange juice. Anyway, I hope you liked it.
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Elk sausage sammy w/ swiss.

I'm disappointed with your application of ketchup. I was looking for some kind of artwork. It's not up to your usual highly creative standards!
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Craig made couscous salad with leftover frozen Cuban pork roast, black beans, corn, red bell, cilantro, onions, garlic, with a vinaigrette made from red wine vinegar and olive oil. Not real pretty to look at but tastes pretty darn good.
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Hope you liked the TJ's orange chicken Andy. I do mine in some oil in a skillet and sometimes add some scallion and/or bell pepper, and always cut the sauce with extra orange juice. Anyway, I hope you liked it.
It was OK, Kayelle. I'm not a big fan of orange chicken in general but thought we should give it a try. We both thought it was OK to keep in the freezer for one of those nights when you don't really feel like cooking.
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I'm disappointed with your application of ketchup. I was looking for some kind of artwork. It's not up to your usual highly creative standards!

Tenspeed, Sorry to disappoint you, but it is homemade ketchup if that helps. LOL
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I'm disappointed with your application of ketchup. I was looking for some kind of artwork. It's not up to your usual highly creative standards!
Ahhh to the contrary TS....I thought it was an artful attempt at Japanese calligraphy!

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What's for dinner Tuesday, 2/16/16?

My thought too, Kay! S&P needs to tell us the meaning of the Japanese ketchup symbol.
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