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post #21 of 205
chicken schnitzel & some roasted veggie & either potatoes or rice....

and challah
post #22 of 205
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Originally Posted by mistymama View Post
Well I made a delicious black eyed pea dish yesterday with sausage, rice & veggies in it. But then my parents came and took us out to dinner.

So we'll eat the black eyed peas tonight. Mmm.
can you tell me how you made this/ what's in it (exactly LOL) ? - I have two bags of frozen black eyed peas (It was BOGO at Publix Greenwise) and I can buy sausage at the kosher butcher next week....
post #23 of 205
Tonight we're having homemade pizza. Whole-wheat crust, olives, artichoke hearts, feta cheese. Mmm.
post #24 of 205
Not sure what I'm doing tonight, my oldest 2 are spending the night at grandma's so it's just DS and the baby with DH and I so maybe we'll order in. If not then I'm thinking about making garlic chicken with rice and asparagus
post #25 of 205
January 1 we had chicken fried deer steak, rice & gravy, field peas with snaps, and rolls.

Tonight we went out for dinner at a Mexican restaurant. I had chiles rellenos. :
post #26 of 205
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Originally Posted by flminivanmama View Post
can you tell me how you made this/ what's in it (exactly LOL) ? - I have two bags of frozen black eyed peas (It was BOGO at Publix Greenwise) and I can buy sausage at the kosher butcher next week....
Here is the recipe I used, found it in our local paper. It was wonderful, but not the lowest fat thing you'll ever eat.

1/2 pd bacon
1 large onion
1 large bell pepper
2 stalks celery
2 tbl garlic
2 cans chicken stock (I used homemade)
1 pd smoked sausage
1 pd black eye peas (already soaked)
bay leaves
red pepper
thyme
1 14oz can tomatoes
rice (about 3 cups)


Cook bacon in dutch oven. Remove bacon (eat or store) and saute onion, pepper & celery in bacon grease. When onions are clear, add garlic

Add stock, sausage, peas & seasonings. Cover and simmer 2 hours.

Once beans are done add tomatos & cooked rice and cook uncovered on low (stirring to prevent sticking) for about 10 mins.
post #27 of 205
thanks! this sounds good! I don't eat bacon so I'd just use olive oil...

to make it perfect for new years I'd add in chopped collards LOL
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Originally Posted by mistymama View Post
Here is the recipe I used, found it in our local paper. It was wonderful, but not the lowest fat thing you'll ever eat.

1/2 pd bacon
1 large onion
1 large bell pepper
2 stalks celery
2 tbl garlic
2 cans chicken stock (I used homemade)
1 pd smoked sausage
1 pd black eye peas (already soaked)
bay leaves
red pepper
thyme
1 14oz can tomatoes
rice (about 3 cups)


Cook bacon in dutch oven. Remove bacon (eat or store) and saute onion, pepper & celery in bacon grease. When onions are clear, add garlic

Add stock, sausage, peas & seasonings. Cover and simmer 2 hours.

Once beans are done add tomatos & cooked rice and cook uncovered on low (stirring to prevent sticking) for about 10 mins.
post #28 of 205
Well, last night I made pasta with basil in it from scratch and it was a huge hit! I served it with some butter, Parm cheese, and broccoli. Tonight I'm going to try out the pasta press again, my plan is to try whole wheat pasta with some garlic in it, use the press to make it into spaghetti, and I have some jarred garlic and onion spaghetti sauce. And a salad on the side.
post #29 of 205
wow there are so many yummy recipes in this thread already!! It would be ridiculous to quote all the ones that pique my interest but I'd like to send out a collective THANK YOU!

I have been making crockpot beef stew lately. My first batch of the year has been going since about midnight and I'm about to pop it in the fridge so hopefully I can skim the top before I reheat it for dinner. This one has potato & carrot. I'm planning to get tomato at the store today to add later :P.
I like to make tomato rice (adding a small can of tomato sauce at the end & letting it cook a little longer to thicken) and pour the stew over it!! Super delicious! Especially if the stew is missing potatoes, then the rice is just what it needs.

The other night I used some of the same things in sort of a hodge-podge. I started out knowing I needed to use potatoes and ground turkey and I was scratching my head like umm, how do these go together in something quick?? I figured it out! I cooked up diced potato & matchstick cut carrots in the frying pan, then set them aside & cooked ground turkey. Added some corn as well, mixed, heated it all some more, and seasoned with garlic, cumin, oregano, and all the usual characters.. it turned out well! Sort of a modified picadillo. I started out knowing I needed to use potatoes and ground turkey and I was scratching my head like umm, how do these go together in something quick?? I figured it out!

Then last night I made a red sauce to go with spaghetti squash. I've made this recipe a few times over the last few months and this time I varied significantly from it. Didn't have wine or several other ingredients but made a sort of similar freestyle sauce. I think it would have been good but the squash didn't cook all the way.. ? we kept putting it back into the oven and it was just ..crunchy. Finally we gave it a full hour in the oven and then put it into the fridge so I will probably try to salvage it tomorrow if I can.

happy cooking!
post #30 of 205
Tonight we're going to a potluck at my parents house for the football game. I'm bringing an antipasto platter.
post #31 of 205
I think I'm going to make this tonight

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Ga...en/Detail.aspx

With some cheesy orzo and green beans
post #32 of 205
We just ate leftovers last night instead of panini's.

Tonight is pasta carbonara, french bread and salads.
post #33 of 205
Last night we had salmon with prosciutto and lemon, pommes de terre anna, real sauerkraut, steamed asparagus and hollandaise.

Tonight it's homemade pizza and greens.
post #34 of 205
I have an easy peasy dinner in the crockpot right now.
I have ikea meatballs,2 large cans of tomato sauce,1/4 cup tomato paste,oregano and basil to taste,1/4 tsp sugar,pinch of salt and two pinches of black pepper.
Cook on low six hours then add 2 cups of boiling water and one package of orzo.cook on low for three more hours and you are done.

Yummy tomato meatball "risotto"
tomorrow we are having roast chickin with all the fixin's
monday: chicken soup with matzo balls
Tues:falling off the bone pork chops,rice,steamed spinach and baby carrots
weds:chicken florintine with egg noodles and broccoli
thurs:beef stew with brown rice
fripasta pesto (I made enough to last us through the winter with my last basil purchase from the farmer's market
sat:grilled cheese,tomato soup and broccoli
sun:spagetti and meat sauce,spinach salad

week of jan 12th
monhomemade pizzas,cucumbers and carrots
tuesgarlic lime chicken,rice and edamame
wedscrockpot meatloaf,mash potatoes,corn and peas
thursbaked potatoes with broccoli and melted cheddar on top.
(mac and cheese for the kids as they despise potatoes)
frifish and chips with buttered petit pois
satcrockpot italian chicken rice and green beans
sunspagetti and meat sauce

that is as far as I have got
post #35 of 205
we usually have fish tonight and I don't have any.... other than canned tuna. hmmm. we had fish cakes last week so I don't feel like making them again. I have to thinkof something.
post #36 of 205
everything you are having for the next two weeks sounds yummy.

my kids hate potatoes too! what's UP with that? I though all kids liked potatoes LOL
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Originally Posted by minimunklemama View Post
thursbaked potatoes with broccoli and melted cheddar on top.
(mac and cheese for the kids as they despise potatoes)
post #37 of 205
tonight either oven baked spicy cod or meatloaf
tomorrow roast chicken with mustard glaze

Last night we raided the pantry and found an old can of black beans, a jar homemade salsa from 2 summers ago and we had a half eaten bage of green mountain tortilla chips. Can you say nachos!!!! Yum!! just added some shredded cheddar cheese and put it all under the broiler. Just wish I had the makings for margaritas.....

Starting monday we are going to try to live out of the freezer for a while. We have meatballs, a stock pile of chicken bones, various frozen veggies, assorted cuts of beef, and chicken, some bread ends and a few casserol type dishes.
post #38 of 205
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Originally Posted by flminivanmama View Post
everything you are having for the next two weeks sounds yummy.

my kids hate potatoes too! what's UP with that? I though all kids liked potatoes LOL
Thanks
alot of the recipes are from my saving dinner book or off the flylady website.None of the meals take long to prep

how about tuna pasta with that tin o' tuna?
I mix a tin of tuna with two tablespoons of mayo,a squeeze of lemon juice,salt and pepper to taste.cook up a pound of pasta,we like fusilli as the tuna gets in the crevices,addsome frozen (or canned) corn,drain,mix all together and yum,srcum in my tum
post #39 of 205
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Originally Posted by flminivanmama View Post

my kids hate potatoes too! what's UP with that? I though all kids liked potatoes LOL
My son does not like potatoes either. He will suffer thru the occasional french if he is *really* hungry but that is it.

Me on the other hand would take any kind of potato over the finest chocolate in the world.
post #40 of 205
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Originally Posted by flminivanmama View Post
my kids hate potatoes too! what's UP with that? I though all kids liked potatoes LOL
Really?! My kids LOVE potatoes, any kind. The only other vegetable I can usually get them to eat is green beans but potatoes they love.

Well I ended up making Coca-cola Chicken with rice and green beans
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