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post #1521 of 2691

I don't think I have posted since before my baby was born almost 9 months ago! I just read through the last few months :)

 

Monday we had tacos- beef/venison/pinto bean mix with homemade seasoning. Flour tortillas, cheese, lettuce, corn, and home-canned zucchini salsa. I am dairy-free for the baby, and putting corn on the taco helps give it a different taste so I don't miss the cheese as much. We didn't have avacado, but that is the best.

Tuesday was ham, sweet potatoes, and pineapple.

Last night we ate my first attempt at pad thai. It was honestly nothing like the one I get at the restaurant, but still tasty. I think I made it a bit too spicy for the kids, though I tried to be careful. I bought sriracha sauce for the first time ever to go on it. Man that stuff is good! I am putting it on everything from now on!

Tonight we are having split pea soup using the hambone I froze from Christmas. I need to put together some bread here soon to go with it.

Friday will likely be some form of taco/nacho/quesadilla to use up leftovers.

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Bwah !!!  This is my mother's cupboard exactly.  And she has MULTIPLE boxes of this stuff.  When I was living there, I would periodically throw out all the expired boxed and canned food.  How long must you be stockpiling this stuff for it to EXPIRE ???  And it's normally just her and my dad...do they need 5 jars of mayo or 8 boxes of fettucine alfredo in case the world ends?  But I digress....

 

One of my favorite DS stories:  My mom served us prepared stuffed chicken breasts from the meat section (blech), boxed mashed potatoes, and broccoli (but microwaved, natch).  DS asked politely for more broccoli.  My dad replied "but you haven't finished your mashed potatoes...."

 

I'm thinking to myself (A) those aren't real mashed potatoes; (B) he asked for seconds of the healthiest thing, let him be; and (C) I didn't want the potatoes either!

Oh my god, don't even get me started on the expiration dates! They will keep - and eat - leftovers for like, two weeks. And then wonder why they have upset stomachs the next day. Once we hit day three/four, my husband and I have to throw out stuff on the sly. 

 

And too funny about the "mashed potatoes". I can see how throwing a box in an emergency kit would be useful, but beyond that - not food! 

 

 

Tonight my husband made an awesome crockpot dinner - chicken with herbs de provence and white wine. With couscous on the side. It's going to be good. 

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We're having brats, fries and baked beans. Friday night junk food...

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Pot Roast

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Tonight is an asian style pork roast in the CP, stir fried broccoli, carrots, red pepper and cabbage, kids will also have brown rice and pears.

 

On the menu this week:

CP chicken cacciatore, spaghetti squash, pasta

Salmon with tomato avocado salsa, sauteed spinach, quinoa

Steaks, sauteed rainbow chard, roasted sweet potatoes

Whole roasted chicken, mashed butternut squash, brussels sprouts

CP chicken posole soup with cabbage

post #1526 of 2691

I actually keep boxed mashed potatoes in the cupboard for those times that I just don't have the time to make the potatoes from scratch. I figure its better than fast food.

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I actually keep boxed mashed potatoes in the cupboard for those times that I just don't have the time to make the potatoes from scratch. I figure its better than fast food.

 

I do believe they have their purpose - I'm not trying to be overly judgmental here - but they never eat real potatoes. It's boxed mashed potatoes or nothing,,, just not my cup of tea, that's all!

 

Tonight my FIL made a great meal - grilled steaks, steamed broccoli, baked potatoes and croissants to celebrate my husband's part time job. So my in laws don't eat terribly all the time! 

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I actually keep boxed mashed potatoes in the cupboard for those times that I just don't have the time to make the potatoes from scratch. I figure its better than fast food.

I keep a box around for the occasional fast dinner side and potato pancakes and they are a great thickener for soups. Don't worry, they are much better than hitting a drive thru. We're pretty good around here, but nowhere near perfect :)

post #1529 of 2691

On tonight's menu: spicy sweet potato and black bean quesadillas with salad and steamed broccoli with baked apples for dessert

post #1530 of 2691
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We had the best dinner tonight. My husband made a potato kielbasa skillet from Taste of Home. We didn't have any spinach or bacon, so we left them out, but it was still excellent. And my husband added a little paprika too. It was really good. Definitely going on our repeat list. 

post #1531 of 2691

Catching up a bit-

 

Saturday was another first for me - chicken in peanut sauce with brown Jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. The kids were not impressed but ate it after some fuss. After a few adjustments, I may repeat it.

Sunday was a pot luck at church. I brought gingersnap cookies and a crunchy Asian salad with red cabbage and a sesame ginger dressing. (both the chicken and salad recipes came from budgetbytes.blogspot.com)

Last night was leftover split pea soup, crackers, and fresh pineapple.

Tonight I am making tuna noodle. I was able to freeze some goat milk so I will make the white sauce with that as I am dairy-free, but do okay with the raw goat milk. We will finish off the broccoli and pineapple for sides.

 

Kithchesqueen- tomorrow I am planning to make your bacon and whiskey chili for the first time. I found the recipe on your old blog, if you don't mind me stalking :) Do you think it would be okay to use a quart of tomatoes rather than a pint plus the chicken stock? That is what I normally do for chili. I am testing out your recipe. I am going to a chili cook off later this month, and I want somethin good to bring.

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Last night we had salmon, green beans, brown rice & salad!

 

 both kids are recovering from colds!  I have a big pot of Chicken stock cooking all day!  I'm making chicken and dumplings!

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On tonight's menu: spicy sweet potato and black bean quesadillas with salad and steamed broccoli with baked apples for dessert

 

Those sound delicious - do you have a recipe I could have?

 

Last night I made: sweet potato and caramelized onion stuffed shells with green beans and garlic bread.

Tonight its: homemade waffles, scrambled eggs, and fruit. (I love breakfast for dinner). 

post #1534 of 2691
I'm kinda back. smile.gif Been gone since Ana was born Nov 12, she's such a joy!

Tonight is baked potatoes with everything on them. I've been keeping it simple so I have more time with the baby. smile.gif
post #1535 of 2691

bacon and whiskey chili last night

 

Tonight was homemade pizza and salad (carrots and cukes for the kiddos)

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Tonight is chicken breasts stuffed with sauteed chard and baked with bacon, mushrooms and onions, roasted sweet potatoes, maybe a salad, broccoli and apples for kids (their chicken does not have chard)

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Last night was a breakfast skillet- potatoes, onions, turkey sausage, and eggs. We also had sliced oranges.

 

Tonight is crockpot falafel and homemade pita. I made a cucumber mayo to go with it, so we'll see how that tastes. We'll proabably have fruit, too.

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Tonight's a mystery.. Going to the in- law's. Last night was Stuffed Border Burgers. Hubby walked in, 'You do love me!' lol
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Kithchesqueen- tomorrow I am planning to make your bacon and whiskey chili for the first time. I found the recipe on your old blog, if you don't mind me stalking :) Do you think it would be okay to use a quart of tomatoes rather than a pint plus the chicken stock? That is what I normally do for chili. I am testing out your recipe. I am going to a chili cook off later this month, and I want somethin good to bring.

 

Sorry I missed this - things have been crazy here. We've all had round 5000 of the flu again, plus the apartment hunting and my husband just started a part time job... but I digress. I don't mind the blog stalking. :-) I'm sure you could use the quart of tomatoes instead of the pint and chicken stock - flavor might be a little different not using the stock, but I bet it would be equally good. Did you try it that way? How did it turn out?

 

Tonight we did chicken marinated in Italian dressing and canned veg. Nothing to exciting, but easy and good enough. 

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Quote:
Sorry I missed this - things have been crazy here. We've all had round 5000 of the flu again, plus the apartment hunting and my husband just started a part time job... but I digress. I don't mind the blog stalking. :-) I'm sure you could use the quart of tomatoes instead of the pint and chicken stock - flavor might be a little different not using the stock, but I bet it would be equally good. Did you try it that way? How did it turn out?

Congratulations on the new job! I hope you all are feeling better soon. I did make the chili with a qt. of tomatoes, and the texture was good (enough liquid). I really liked the flavor from the bacon, but it was a bit sweet for us. Maybe the broth would have helped that. Next time I will use less brown sugar. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

 

 

I made a pot of turkey and rice soup tonight. It came together quickly as I had broth, cooked turkey, and chopped onions and celery already in the freezer. I set things out to thaw this morning and chopped a few carrots. It wasn't really dinner as we are busy Sunday evenings, but I will share some with a friends and we'll have good lunches this week.

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