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post #1721 of 2695
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"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.

Name the blog! Sounds tasty.
post #1722 of 2695

Tonight is tofu stir fried with rice noodles in a lettuce cup full of grated/sliced fresh veggies
 

post #1723 of 2695
I haven't posted in a while because I've been bad but I have pork sausages defrosting. I'll fry them up, then probably cut them to put in wraps with veggies, lettuce and yogurt. My 2 year old is currently in love with whole wheat tortillas - who am I to argue with that smile.gif
post #1724 of 2695
Planning on chicken salad, but I think I will save that till it's warm and sunny tomorrow and do the... Week, this is my Mexican MILs name for them and I know no other, "Wet-back Tacos". Roll mashed potatoes up in tortillas, fry. Serve with mayonnaise and shredded cabbage. I was going to have it last night, but I want feeling well. He had a nitrate free hot dog and I had tea I think.
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I've been offline for a while because of TV Tuneout Week - my younger DD was doing it, so I joined her for no TV and threw in no Mothering or FB for the week either.

 

Yesterday, DD1 had a friend over for dinner and we had tacos w/ rice, black beans and toppings (salsa, lettuce, cheese, sour cream).

Today I have three extra kids after school because it's a shorter day, so I'm making chicken and tofu skewers with salad for lunch. Snacks will be string cheese and chips & salsa.

 

Tonight - I think pasta with canned salmon and peas.
 

post #1726 of 2695

Mind if I jump in and crash this thread?  I've been lurking this thread for so long, I LOVE reading about the yummy dishes you all make for your family!  I have a new intense interest in everything domestic (cooking, cleaning, homesteading, etc) and I'm looking for inspiration while the scientist in me is constantly trying to figure out ways to make things more efficient and frugal and methodical wink1.gif

 

Tonight we are having roast beef with potatoes and carrots (although I can't take credit, since husband made it yesterday on my long day out of the house so I wouldn't have to spend all day today cooking.  Appreciate it, but I actually WANTED to cook today lol!)

post #1727 of 2695
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Mind if I jump in and crash this thread?  I've been lurking this thread for so long, I LOVE reading about the yummy dishes you all make for your family!  I have a new intense interest in everything domestic (cooking, cleaning, homesteading, etc) and I'm looking for inspiration while the scientist in me is constantly trying to figure out ways to make things more efficient and frugal and methodical wink1.gif

No crashing, just joining thumb.gif

 

Looking forward to your tips about scientifically streamlined, frugal meal-planning!!  thumbsup.gif

post #1728 of 2695

Aww thanks Ragana!  

 

No tips to share just yet-  This is a rather new undertaking for me.  But that is why I am here, to live and learn!  smile.gif  

post #1729 of 2695

Today has been crap and I didn't make it to the grocery so we are just pulling out leftovers.

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omg I am such a newbie.  I've been simmering homemade chicken stock on the stove all day and I went to strain it and... forgot to put something under the strainer to catch the stock.  A good quarter of it went straight down the sink drain duh.gif

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omg I am such a newbie.  I've been simmering homemade chicken stock on the stove all day and I went to strain it and... forgot to put something under the strainer to catch the stock.  A good quarter of it went straight down the sink drain duh.gif

OMG you made me laugh!!! Not in a "she's so silly" way but in a "that's something I'd do" way lol. Last week my brother burped and I automatically said "excuse me"... Mama brain + preggo brain = being useless lol.
I bet the other 3/4 of the stock is very tasty wink1.gif
post #1732 of 2695
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omg I am such a newbie.  I've been simmering homemade chicken stock on the stove all day and I went to strain it and... forgot to put something under the strainer to catch the stock.  A good quarter of it went straight down the sink drain duh.gif

 

I've done that. I near do it EVERY TIME I need to save some pasta water or potato water. greensad.gif

 

So I made slow cooker baked beans yest but ended up spending the entire evening in the hospital so it was taco bell for me whistling.gif Baby is full on head down and cervix is thinning quickly. I got my first of the steroid shots last night and going back in a bit to do it again. Mostly bed rest for me for the next however long.

 

We are having the baked beans for lunch today and dh is going to help me prep a slow cooker Kidney bean tortilla soup for dinner tonight. I realized yest we have everything for it and I've been craving it since

post #1733 of 2695
I'm thinking Polish Sausage and something....
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I'm thinking Polish Sausage and something....

 

You could try this sausage recipe. We usually switch out the spinach for bell peppers though. It's pretty quick and tasty. 

 

After two eighty degree days we've had a cold front move in, so I had a taste for comfort food. I've got bolognese simmering on the stove. 


Edited by kitchensqueen - 5/2/13 at 5:48pm
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I am a kitchen nightmare.  Tonight I made white chicken chili.. but really it was more like bean soup because it had no spice to it at all (forgot to buy jalapenos and seasoning.)  Also nearly burned down the house when the oil in the stockpot caught fire... Seriously that was scary!  And then I couldn't remember if you were supposed to douse it with water, or NOT.  I was about to and then it thankfully put itself out!  

 

Couldn't get the jar of coconut oil open and so had to use grapeseed oil... no biggie except IT CAUGHT ON FIRE.  Also nearly broke my jar of precious chicken stock trying to loosen the lid by slamming it against the counter.... Good grief I think the universe was trying to tell me not to make that chili.  

 

skycheattraffic and caiesmommy-  Glad I'm not alone!  It's good to hear that even 'seasoned' kitchen mamas do weird things in there sometimes!  smile.gif

post #1736 of 2695
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After two eighty degree days we've had a cold front move in, so I had a taste for comfort food. I've got bolognese simmering on the stove. 

Mmmm, my friend makes the Mario Batali recipe once in a while, and I could eat the whole pot with a spoon.

post #1737 of 2695

Tonight is black lentil patties and a saute of veggies we've got to eat up. Bok choi,cabbage,zuke,broccoli,mushrooms. And salad.

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Thread Starter 
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 Also nearly burned down the house when the oil in the stockpot caught fire... Seriously that was scary!  And then I couldn't remember if you were supposed to douse it with water, or NOT.  I was about to and then it thankfully put itself out!  

 

NO WATER on oil/grease fires! The safest way to extinguish a cooking fire in a pot is by smothering - put a snug-fitting metal-only lid on the pot if you can safely get close enough to it. Or you can douse it with baking soda. Do not use flour or other powders because they're combustible. And turn off the flame immediately as well. 

 

Tonight for dinner I'm eating leftover bolognese since husband is working. 

post #1739 of 2695
We had a late lunch of man brownies...better known as meatloaf with black beans, onions fires roasted tomatoes and garlic served with garlic roasted potatoes. We will have chili for dinner.
post #1740 of 2695

Two working parents with an infant = too much takeout. :( I hope this thread can inspire us.

 

At least there is a lot of good ethnic food in our neighborhood that's walking distance.

 

Tomorrow I VOW to get something in the crock pot nice and early. Maybe beef brisket or pork shoulder. But today it was delicious delicious Japanese food from around the corner. mmm, Hamachi nigiri.

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