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post #1101 of 2720

Great- that is what I have been doing.  Would wax paper do anything?  I usually use it up within the month- but I am liking having freezer meats to defrost or throw in crock pot

post #1102 of 2720
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Great- that is what I have been doing.  Would wax paper do anything?  I usually use it up within the month- but I am liking having freezer meats to defrost or throw in crock pot

 

Waxed paper is too thin. But if you have to use regular plastic bags instead of freezer ones, you could wrap in waxed paper and then stick it in a regular bag, in a pinch?

post #1103 of 2720

Sunday Menus? Today I'm making gf pizza. Haven't used the Bob's Pizza mix before, so we'll see if we eat it or just pick off the toppings. Lol Tomorrow is baked potatoes with pretty much everything I can throw on top of them tossed on. Hubby LOVES that and it's so easy. :)
 

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Dh fixed the grill, yay! I had been using it so much and loving the ease of cooking and cleaning up, then a connection broke and I've been without the last few weeks. It's sunny today, the kids are going to put on their wetsuits and swim in our backyard pool (not quite warm enough to skin it) and we'll make an early dinner.

 

Tri tip and asparagus on the grill

Pesto pasta salad

Broccoli, pasta with parm cheese, and pears for kids

 

I also have tortilla chips and 5 layer dip to munch on this afternoon and margaritas made with light mix (I've never had it before, but the sugar in normal mix overwhelms me, so I hope I like it)

 

Let's see, yesterday we had salmon sandwiches, sweet potato fries, artichokes and raw veggies. Friday was breakfast for the kids and take out Chinese. Thursday was pre-cooked ribs I picked up at Costco, garlic mashed potatoes, salad and broccoli. Wednesday was corn dogs, oven fries, raw veggies and fruit for kids and Indian style curry with shrimp, chick peas, sweet potatoes and asparagus, and brown rice. 

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I also have tortilla chips and 5 layer dip to munch on this afternoon and margaritas made with light mix (I've never had it before, but the sugar in normal mix overwhelms me, so I hope I like it)

 

Is your mix for frozen slushie-style margaritas? If so, let me know how you like it. I think the mixes are too sugary too, so it would be nice to find a good one. 

 

 

I way overdid it today. I should have stayed in bed again, but I didn't. So while it's tempting to have husband fire up the grill, I'm making home made chicken noodle soup instead - loaded up with garlic and onions so I kick these sickies once and for all!

post #1106 of 2720

The pork was great!  Kids loved it so much that  made the same sauce today and put it over frozen chicken.  DD thinks the chicken is even better then the pork!  :)  Loving it!
 

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Is your mix for frozen slushie-style margaritas? If so, let me know how you like it. I think the mixes are too sugary too, so it would be nice to find a good one. 

Yes, you can use it for frozen margies, I always make mine on the rocks, the frozen ones give me an ice cream headache. It's pretty good, nothing fancy, just the Jose Cuervo brand and has splenda in it, $6 at Target. I'm going to have some more today and add a big squeeze of fresh lime to it, just to cut some of the sweet taste and give it some more brightness. I personally am enjoying the light mix more than the normal kind with sugar, it's less overwhelming for me (and I don't beat myself up about the "light" aspect, I never have artificial sweeteners in anything else).

 

Today we're doing:

baby back ribs on the grill (I found a new spice rub recipe and am trying it)

smashed red potatoes with sour cream and chives

big salad with greens from our garden

raw veggies 

cornbread

I'm also making a blackberry cobbler for dessert and we have vanilla ice cream.

 

Tomorrow is supposed to be another beautiful day, so I'm thinking sausages, peppers and onions on the grill, sourdough rolls, ramen cabbage salad, raw veggies and sun chips

post #1108 of 2720
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Yes, you can use it for frozen margies, I always make mine on the rocks, the frozen ones give me an ice cream headache. It's pretty good, nothing fancy, just the Jose Cuervo brand and has splenda in it, $6 at Target. I'm going to have some more today and add a big squeeze of fresh lime to it, just to cut some of the sweet taste and give it some more brightness. I personally am enjoying the light mix more than the normal kind with sugar, it's less overwhelming for me (and I don't beat myself up about the "light" aspect, I never have artificial sweeteners in anything else).

 

Hm, I can't remember if I've tried that one. We had a jug in the fridge for the longest time, and I think it might have been that kind. 

 

Tonight we did left over Thai noodle soup. It needed to be eaten and we were in the middle of brewing beer so it was quick and easy. 

post #1109 of 2720

Tonight is chicken rice casserole. Tomorrow I think he's planning to finish burning some scrap wood and having a bonfire. His little sisters (16, 14, 11) will be here, maybe his parents, and probably one of his older sisters, her hubby, and their 1 yr old. So I think we're just doing hot dogs and smores. Nice and easy. I told the girls if they want to make anything else, they can, just make sure it's easy to eat outside.
 

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My husband came up with a soup recipe that's a twist on a Chinese food favorite main dish. I'm so excited about it because is turned our pretty good on the first try. I'm not going to say what it is because he's going to enter it in a cooking contest. :-) But it was really, really good. 

post #1111 of 2720

Yesterday we had sloppy joes with homemade hamburger buns (forgot to get buns from the store, figure why go back out when I could just make them) and tonight hubby has duty so we are having TV dinners and a movie night orngbiggrin.gif

post #1112 of 2720

When he gets home, about 3:30, we'll have taco salad. When it starts getting darkish, we'll have a bonfire and some hotdogs with his sisters.
 

post #1113 of 2720

Homemade beef barley soup (using unhulled barley -- not the pearled kind) and salad (lettuce, carrots, radishes, shaved fennel, shaved turnips)

post #1114 of 2720
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We're doing sausage and broccoli pasta. It's cool here, so I have a major craving for carbs. 

post #1115 of 2720

pork roast in the crock pot again. LOL.  THEY LOVE IT and it is cheap.
 

post #1116 of 2720

Planning to do chili beans and cornbread.
 

post #1117 of 2720
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We were going to have salmon with a spicy honey mustard glaze and fresh green peas and sauteed Swiss chard, but the salmon isn't fully defrosted so we had to go to plan B. So it's spaghetti with home made marinara instead. 

post #1118 of 2720

we love salmon here at our house and a friend/chef posted this on facebook... SO GOOD!

 

Salmon with apple butter

 

Put regular butter on bottom of a pan, place salmon filets skin down- cover with apple butter and garlic and maybe some parsley( I did not have parsley)

cook at 375 for 20 min.

 

It was SOOO GOOD!  I served it with rice, bread, salad and fresh blueberries.  YUM!

 

DD does not like it- but oh well- I DO!

post #1119 of 2720
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Salmon is so good. And the peas we had the other night were marvelous - we got another quart of them at the market this weekend and that will likely be it until cooler weather. I wish we had the extra cash on hand to stock up on them for the freezer, but oh well. 

 

Tonight my husband made salisbury steak for dinner and it turned out great. We had it over egg noodles. We've had to do stovetop and crockpot dinners all the week - the oven is broken and the apartment is taking their sweet time replacing it...

post #1120 of 2720
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Tonight we had beef and refried bean tacos. Last night we had fresh pasta pomodoro. 

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