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post #1701 of 2722

roasted chicken with smashed potatoes under butter, side of herbs

post #1702 of 2722
Last night I put a frozen roast and two frozen chicken breasts in the crock on low and dumped a jar of salsa over it. This morning I pulled it apart and added a little salt, then made rice. Don't know or care what it was called. It was so easy, I didn't have to stress about dinner! It made plenty, so I'm thinking on sandwiches or over mashed potatoes would be good too!
post #1703 of 2722

"Cuban street tacos" tonight. Got the recipe off a blog - which is my new favorite place to go for recipes - and it was delicious. Although, more than one person commented on her blog that the name was offensive to Cubans and their cuisine, so please don't yell at me for that. Basically, pork tacos with citrus flavors added in. DH loved it.

post #1704 of 2722

Last night we ended up getting pitas while we had the house showing eyesroll.gif HATE spending money on take-out

 

Right now I have a ton of kidney beans in the slow cooker. Planning sweet potato kidney bean burritos for dinner tonight with extra for lunches tomorrow. We'll have it with salad
 

post #1705 of 2722

Tonight is kidney bean/mushroom and veggie shepards pie. Having it with salad of spicy lentil sprouts growing in the kitchenyummy.gif
 

post #1706 of 2722
Meat (beef heart) pies and salad (lettuce, red peppers, sunflower seeds, ranch for the kids & raspberry vinaigrette for me).
post #1707 of 2722
Shepherd's Pie!
post #1708 of 2722
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Originally Posted by MrsKoehn View Post

Shepherd's Pie!

 

Yeah, it was really good! I've only ever had really bad (think elementary school cafeteria versions) ones, but this one turned out so well I'm a convert. It'll be in regular rotation now, which is great because I've been in need of new recipes for ground meat and potatoes. 

 

Tonight we're doing fish sticks and tater tots. Friday night junk food. 

post #1709 of 2722

I was dealing with a friends crisis all day so we ended up having subway for dinner eyesroll.gif Tho it now may be my fave food since I didn't throw it up thumb.gif

 

Tonight is a casserole made with basmati rice/chickpeas/butternut squash and coconut milk. Never made it before so we shall see how the kids react

post #1710 of 2722
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I have chicken defrosted in the fridge, but I have no idea what I'm going to do with it. I've been quite anti-chicken lately actually - it's pretty much the last thing I want to eat. I've been on a ground meat kick. What I really want is bacon and whiskey chili. I think that's what I'm going to make for tomorrow. As for the chicken... meh. Oh! Maybe I'll do some mesquite smoked chicken! I just remembered that we pulled the rest of the wood chips for our stove top smoker out of storage (they were with the canning jars at my aunt's house, which I also need to bring home soon). 

 

Problem solved. :-)

post #1711 of 2722
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Tomorrow I'm making a double batch of sloppy lentils in the slow cooker. Ds and dh will have theirs on an english muffin and dds will have theirs thrown into leftover pasta from tonight. I'll have mine plain. Having them with homemade french fries and salad. I'll freeze the leftover lentils for soup another night.

We like our sloppy lentils on quinoa.

post #1712 of 2722
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Tonight is kidney bean/mushroom and veggie shepards pie. Having it with salad of spicy lentil sprouts growing in the kitchenyummy.gif
 

 

Oooo. Recipe please.

post #1713 of 2722
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Tonight is Jamaican Pigeon Peas and Rice. Mine and dh's fave simple meal.  zuke pancakes made with chickpea flour.

 

Recipes please?

post #1714 of 2722
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Today I made a tamarind hummus pizza on a chickpea crust with sauteed veggies on top for lunch. It went over well

 

I agree with the prior mention of http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/

 

Speaking of alternative pizza crusts, this is my current favorite. It gets cauliflower into my son. It's also on the menu for tonight or tomorrow night. (Maybe I'll do the frittata tonight and make the pizza crust in the morning. We have a firehouse tour tomorrow afternoon so finishing the pizza in the eve would be simple.)  http://realsustenance.com/revamped-better-than-ever-cauliflower-pizza-crust-graingluteneggdairysoy-free/

post #1715 of 2722

Kidney bean/mushroom shepards pie is mostly a throw together. I saute onions/garlic/tons of chunked mushrooms/diced carrot/celery and whatever seems to be on its way out. Throw in veggie "brown" sauce mix. I found a gluten free kind at the seventh day store. And montreal steak seasoning(why I even have that is beyond me...guessing a pregnancy craving???) Saute it all. Throw it in a casserole topped with (usually leftover) mashed potatoes. bake at 350 until the top is hardish

 

Pigeon peas and rice is crazy simple.

 

Here's a basic start recipe

 

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/jamaican_rice_and_peas/http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/jamaican_rice_and_peas/
 

I use pigeon peas/water instead of broth and add Jamaican seasoning into my saute.

 

The zuke pancakes I just threw zukes/onions/garlic/carrot into the grater section of the food processor and then put it in a bowl with salt to draw out water. Added chickpea flour until it was a batter then fried it

post #1716 of 2722

Tonight is cabbage rolls in the slow cooker filled with the frozen leftover lentils from one night and frozen leftover mushroom rice quinoa blend from another night(wanted some space in the freezer. We'll have it with a huge salad

post #1717 of 2722
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Bacon whiskey chili here tonight. It's simmering on the stove as I type; later I'll up some egg noodles or ditalini to serve with it. 

post #1718 of 2722
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Originally Posted by caiesmommy View Post

Kidney bean/mushroom shepards pie is mostly a throw together. I saute onions/garlic/tons of chunked mushrooms/diced carrot/celery and whatever seems to be on its way out. Throw in veggie "brown" sauce mix. I found a gluten free kind at the seventh day store. And montreal steak seasoning(why I even have that is beyond me...guessing a pregnancy craving???) Saute it all. Throw it in a casserole topped with (usually leftover) mashed potatoes. bake at 350 until the top is hardish

 

Pigeon peas and rice is crazy simple.

 

Here's a basic start recipe

 

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/jamaican_rice_and_peas/http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/jamaican_rice_and_peas/
 

I use pigeon peas/water instead of broth and add Jamaican seasoning into my saute.

 

The zuke pancakes I just threw zukes/onions/garlic/carrot into the grater section of the food processor and then put it in a bowl with salt to draw out water. Added chickpea flour until it was a batter then fried it

 

Maybe you should cook for our family.

 

The link didn't work.

 

I just made your "avocado pesto" as I am calling it. Just waiting for the pasta to finish cooking. It's really yummy. I didn't want too much onion flavor so I used a few green onions. And I had cashews but not walnuts so used them. Pretty yummy.

post #1719 of 2722

Here's a different link. I forgot to put that you MUST have thyme. It's not the same with-out thyme...tho I always use dry and I find it best

 

http://www.jamaicatravelandculture.com/food_and_drink/rice_and_peas.htm
 

post #1720 of 2722
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We're doing tacos here tonight. We cooked up some seasoned ground beef, and we've got lettuce, a fresh tomato and chopped onion to go with it. Plus salsa. I think we also have a can of refried beans in the pantry; I have to go check. And we have both soft flour tortillas and the crunchy corn ones. We haven't had tacos in awhile, so it should be a tasty change of pace. 

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