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Old 05-16-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
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What's For Dinner- Wed May 16th

We had some friends fly in from New York today and I have decided to make them chicken fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and salad.

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Old 05-16-2007, 09:22 AM   #2
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I'm going to make creamy dill pork chops, rice pilaf, roasted carrots and rolls.
I'm brining the 2 boneless pork chops right now.
In a couple of hours, i'm going to take the pork chops out of the brine and put them into plastic bags for the rest of the day. I don't want to brine them all day.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:26 AM   #3
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Leftover fried rice. I told you the leftovers would continue, just in disguise!
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:29 AM   #4
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home made Fish cakes, broc and cauli, with parsley and cheese sauce.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:29 AM   #5
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well, there's no shortage of food in this house so it shouldln't be hard.
wanting to get my mother from her place, bring her here so she can play with my 2 "Sibers" in the back yard while I'm pruning roses.
since getting a great deal on potatoes, wanting to find a great and different way of preparing them. I feel like fish of some sort but don't own any of that. I must peruse the freezer and see what is in there.

the banana cream pie took some doing yesterday, but was wonderful, so tonight, dessert's made. now onto all the rest
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:46 AM   #6
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I go to out to dinner at a different restaurant each Wednesday with a group of friends. Tonight we're going to a fondue restaurant - can't wait. I've had the appetizer and dessert fondues there before, but not the main dish one.

DH and our exchange student are having taco salads with leftover ingredients from last night's tacos and lettuce from the garden.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:30 AM   #7
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Lefse, I could live on potatoes (and any other carb! )--here are a couple good recipes:

Pommes Duchesse Gratin

Roasted Potato Chips

Just save some for me!
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:31 AM   #8
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Going to grill some burgers, corn on the cob, and sliced tomatoes/onions,/olives/ mild pepper rings and leftover mac.salad/potato salad.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:45 AM   #9
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I have an Italian sausage link in a fancy hot dog bun (Orowheat cracked wheat with seeds) with spaghetti sauce on it, a banana, and a bottle of San Pellegrino for lunch, and will most likely be having the usual salad for supper.

God, my culinary life is boring lately!
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:01 PM   #10
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My mouth is too sore to even drink coffee this morning... sigh.

David is coming over for dinner I'll make him pancakes or French toast.
I'll try to eat a few bites of that. : )
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Old 05-16-2007, 02:14 PM   #11
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Lefse, I could live on potatoes (and any other carb! )--here are a couple good recipes:

Pommes Duchesse Gratin

Roasted Potato Chips

Just save some for me!
Me too about the carbs. I think I'm a carboholic!!!
you're a doll, thank you so much. both look very tempting and lovely to serve. my question would be, for tonight, I'd like to do the pommes one and even have (no lie) all the stuff needed. but how do I break down the recipe as it's just mom and hubby, as I'll be eating exactly one bite. too much to have as leftovers. any idea how to make less?
I've taken the two rib eyes out of the freezer and also the cubed bread for making a stuffing for mom and hubby. the potato idea was falling flat on me, can't wait to check these out..........................mucho thank yous!
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This should do it:

1 lb russet (baking) potatoes
⅓ cup heavy cream
5 teaspoons unsalted butter
¼ teaspoon minced garlic
1 large egg
½ teaspoons salt
⅛ teaspoon white pepper
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.

Prick each potato a few times, then bake in a shallow baking pan until tender, about 1 hour.

When potatoes are just cool enough to handle, halve and scoop out flesh. Force flesh through ricer or food mill into a bowl.

Heat cream with butter and garlic in a 1-quart heavy saucepan over moderately low heat until hot, then stir into potatoes. Beat in egg with a fork until blended, then stir in salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Spoon mixture into a buttered 1-quart au gratin dish or Pyrex pie dish. Bake until top is puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.


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Old 05-16-2007, 04:38 PM   #13
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Fish soup with a strong taste of fennel and some rye bread to that. This is one of my favourite autumnal and more wintery dishes, but I was really craving for it. Rather do it now, soon it will be too warm to eat soups and such steamy stuff.
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:53 PM   #14
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Bienvenue, LF. I don't think we have another member from Sweden yet. Is it still cold there?

We are having shrimp marinated in a honey teriaki (bottled) sauce, with some salad. There won't be enough for everyone now that daughter has invited a friend to spend the night.

Maybe I will feed them some scrambled eggs instead.
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We had barbecued chicken breasts, baked potatoes and green salad. DH played golf and was tired and I didn't sleep well last night and was tired so we aren't having dessert.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:35 PM   #16
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Made some boneless pork chops with Cream Of Mushroom soup and sliced onions. Mashed potatoes and corn for a veg.. For desert I make a rhurarb pie.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:04 PM   #17
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Since I was on the road all day today, Buck is in charge of dinner. Not too strenuous, though, because we're still eating down the freezer. We're having a batch of spicy sausage and lentil stew with some made baguette I made earlier in the week.

I was a little concerned that I'd planned "stew" for this time of year (not much choice if we're emptying the freezer of older goods), but the weather's turned a bit cool and it's going to be perfect. Everything happens for a reason.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:28 PM   #18
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tonight I made sweet and sour "neat" balls (basically thai meat balls but made of tofu and goes along with a sweet and sour sauce) along with some jasimine rice mmmm!!
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