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Wild salmon (I'm going to rub it w/ cumin and chili powder and do a maple glaze), black rice and broccoli (roasted)


Ooh - I have a recipe like this, and it's fantastic. 

 

Tonight we had roasted cut-up chicken and veggies (red onion, carrot, brussell sprouts, red potatoes) a la Cook's Country.  Just enough leftover for tomorrow.

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Husband grilled tonight - kielbasa and foil-wrapped potatoes and onions. It was really, really good. 

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we had left over chicken breasts from Sunday last night- not sure what I will do tonight.

 

Ds got diagnosed with Chicken Pox- but has not got anymore then a little rash and they are not spreading at all.... I think the Nurse practitioner totally misdiagnosed.
 

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we had left over chicken breasts from Sunday last night- not sure what I will do tonight.

Ds got diagnosed with Chicken Pox- but has not got anymore then a little rash and they are not spreading at all.... I think the Nurse practitioner totally misdiagnosed.

 
don't be so sure.. I took ds to a chicken pox party, and he ended up with like 5 or 6 spots that lasted about a week and that's it. No itching, no fever, no fussiness or crankiness, nothing. I got his titers tested to be sure, and yep, it was chicken pox
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Hmmm... I just don't know- I am taking him back tomorrow to have them check him again.  I hope he can go to school for the last few days- I really don't know if he has it or not.

 

We'll see I guess.  He has two spots on back of his leg is all and a few little ones around.  I just don't know.
 

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I just made the best veggie packet ever!  It is so good and makes me feel like it really is summer!  Kids have two days of school left I can't wait!
 

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Pasta salad with black forest ham, scallions, tapenade and cherry tomatoes here tonight. 

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It's Waffle Wednesday, so the kids had breakfast for dinner: waffles, eggs, sausage, strawberries

For adults, I made chicken stuffed with feta, spinach and garlic baked with mushrooms and red peppers, with red potatoes smashed with sour cream and chives. 

 

Yesterday was Taco Tuesday (yes, I'm trying theme nights for organizational purposes, I know it's uber cheesy :). Kids had breaded fish, adults had sauteed shrimp, refried black beans, corn tortillas, chopped tomato, avocado and lettuce, carrots, cucumber and oranges for kids

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Sigh. 

 

Anyhow, I made potato soup and served French bread alongside tonight - it was a little cool this evening and I was craving some comfort food. Husband's been doing a lot of the cooking lately (which I totally appreciate) but it was nice to get back into the kitchen.

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I am enjoying cooking a lot lately.  I made a really nice asian inspired meal- sort of thai- I used coconut milk- noodles, fresh veggies and shrimp- and some seasoning- Kids loved it!
 

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We just had the best dinner - my husband did his marinated chicken on the grill, and we smoked it with a little mesquite. We had roasted potatoes with garlic, roasted sweet peppers and cherry tomatoes and Italian dressing marinated mushrooms on the side. It was incredible. 

 

Tomorrow we're doing pulled pork. Usually I do it in the crockpot, but the weather is gorgeous so I'm thinking we might do it on the grill - maybe a little hickory smoke. And Sunday we're planning to grill pork chops and have couscous and falafel on the side. A weekend of good grilling over here! Who else is firing up the grill/smoker this weekend?

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Husband did some chicken sausages and couscous tonight. 

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Tonight we are having crab cakes, roasted asparagus, and pasta salad with high fiber penne, olives, grape tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil pesto I made today. It's so tasty and totally makes it feel like summer.

I made raviolis and broccoli for the kids, ds won't eat pesto.

 

My grill was broken for the last couple weeks and I was lost without it. I had become so used to using it for multiple meals every week. Dh found the part we needed this weekend, so I should be back to normal soon. I miss my "no mess" dinners! 

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I'm so excited....tomorrow I'm trying a new crock pot recipe for Korean Beef Short Ribs....I really hope they turn out!
 

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The other day I did a chicken curry in the crock pot. I slathered boneless skinless thighs with mild curry paste and let it go, when it's almost done add coconut milk and veggies. Very flavorful and easy.

Beef and mushroom roast in the crock pot.

Carnitas in the crock pot

Lots of crock pot stuff to the freeze half for impending baby.
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gosh I wish i knew... I don't know what my problem is- I was going good but now I am sooo tired of cooking.  I just keep making salads for myself ,... and last night I did chicken legs for the kids.

 

One thing I am learning is I need more pans and things.  I have one small baking dish and that is it.
 

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I get tired of cooking too.  Then I go "on strike", and we all starve. 

 

I've been switching over to cooking for the two of us and the little darling.

Last week I made a summer vegetable whole wheat pasta baked ziti.  Little Miss has been tearing that up!  I also made mini-meatloafs (which I didn't give her, but she got to try some of the mashed spuds on the side) and Greek style pork chops with an awesome black lentil, rice and cucumber salad-y thing that Little Miss and I have been eating on for the week.  She looks kind of mad when I put feta on mine and don't give her any.

After the long weekend, which was a massive BBQ crawl, and all the leftovers we carted off from that, and all the leftovers from last week, this week I will only be making a pork roast in the Dutch oven with Mexican-style corn salad and a quinoa salad (two salads, yes) on the side.  And that should hold us for a while.

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Well... I am scraping what I have out of the cupboards... I found out last month that they miscalculated my food assistance amount and it will go up by $100 this next month which will help sooo much.  The job I am doing is taking off so hopefully I will be making some real money soon.  we will see.

 

I had some frozen pork chops in the freezer so I googled pork chop recipes in the crock pot and got this-it has amazing reviews ... we shall see.

It called for pork chops of course

and the sauce is brown sugar ketchup soy sauce ginger and garlic( is that bbq sauce?)  So I mixed that up and am hopeful.  I am going to throw some red peppers in there( I have been getting this big bag of little peppers at the store for under $4- great buy!  I use them in everything and even snack on them)

and serve it over white rice...

 

I am thinking of adding pineapple to it at the end to make it like something kids get at the chinese restaurant... the website said it tasted like chinese food to them.  I am hopeful the family is going to love it.  Of course I don't eat meat... so I will have a spinach salad with vinegar and oil dressing.  I have been putting some crushed up tortilla chips on my salads and really love it.  I also have a tomato so I will add that in and a can of black beans... 

 

I stocked up on meat in the freezer luckily at beginning of month.

 

I was going to ask- what is the proper way to freeze meat?  I fear I am not doing it right and it is getting freezer burn.  It has ice on it sort of... Education please?
 

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I was going to ask- what is the proper way to freeze meat?  I fear I am not doing it right and it is getting freezer burn.  It has ice on it sort of... Education please?

 

The best way is to wrap it in butcher paper and secure with freezer tape. But butcher paper can be expensive, so I usually have pretty good success using freezer bags - just make sure you get as much air as possible out of the bag as you seal it. Make sure you always label and rotate your freezer stocks - oldest stuff gets used up first. The longer it's in there, the higher the chance of freezer burn.

 

 

Last night I had a cup of tomato soup and some buttered noodles. I've got this horrible sore throat, achy all over case of the sickies. WTH - who gets sick on June 1st!? I'm feeling slightly - and only very slightly - better today so I'm going to muster what little energy I have tonight and make bolognese. Husband wants to cook so I can rest, but what I really need is a big bowl of comfort food and bolognese is the only thing I really, really want. I just have to try not to push it so I prolong these sickies. 

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Well... I am scraping what I have out of the cupboards... I found out last month that they miscalculated my food assistance amount and it will go up by $100 this next month which will help sooo much.  The job I am doing is taking off so hopefully I will be making some real money soon.  we will see.

 

I had some frozen pork chops in the freezer so I googled pork chop recipes in the crock pot and got this-it has amazing reviews ... we shall see.

It called for pork chops of course

and the sauce is brown sugar ketchup soy sauce ginger and garlic( is that bbq sauce?)  So I mixed that up and am hopeful.  I am going to throw some red peppers in there( I have been getting this big bag of little peppers at the store for under $4- great buy!  I use them in everything and even snack on them)

and serve it over white rice...

 

I am thinking of adding pineapple to it at the end to make it like something kids get at the chinese restaurant... the website said it tasted like chinese food to them.  I am hopeful the family is going to love it.  Of course I don't eat meat... so I will have a spinach salad with vinegar and oil dressing.  I have been putting some crushed up tortilla chips on my salads and really love it.  I also have a tomato so I will add that in and a can of black beans... 

 

I stocked up on meat in the freezer luckily at beginning of month.

 

I was going to ask- what is the proper way to freeze meat?  I fear I am not doing it right and it is getting freezer burn.  It has ice on it sort of... Education please?
 

 


I agree with kitchensqueen. All those are pretty well what I do. If it's something that will be in there longer, like when hubby shot the deer last Oct, I got the butcher paper and freezer tape. It's still just fine.  The rest I just do freezer Ziplock bags I've squeezed the air out of.

 

Supper today is a new recipe for Chicken Taquitas (sp?), refried beans I thawed out from last week (or was it week before), and I'm about to go start the Mexican rice. New recipe there too. Tomorrow going to try a gf pizza. :)

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