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post #21 of 2712

Meatballs from the freezer, pasta, greens.

post #22 of 2712

Tonight's dinner is tuscan style beans and green (cannelini beans, kale, tomatoes, etc) and homemade 50/50 wheat/white bread.

post #23 of 2712

so excited about all the great food i prepared for tonight- and most of the week (I hope!!) - all local produce makes it even more exciting :)

 

roasted beets with spring onions on local greens with cukes, cherry tomatoes, and corn- only non-local additions were avocados, olives, veg chicken with Nutr yeast- YUMMERS

post #24 of 2712

Meatballs and rice for tonight. Maybe green beans or just raw veggies.

post #25 of 2712
Thread Starter 

Hey, this thread dropped off. :-( 

 

Tonight we're having apple smoked chicken (in our Cameron stove top smoker) and mashed potatoes. 

 

What's everyone else having?

post #26 of 2712

I'll bite.  2 nights ago we had smoked chicken and scratch baked beans w/lots of onions and bell peppers in it, plus grape salad.

 

last night we had cornbread, pinto beans made w/bone stock and a smoked pig carcass (we frequently have very small pigs cut in half to use up), rice for the one who doesn't like cornbread, cherries, sauteed cabbage, grilled spaghetti squash, and roasted sweet potatoes.  All cooked outside.

 

Tonight will be tacos w/leftover smoked chicken.  When I make tacos I make one thing, and that's it.  I get out my chafing pan and fill it up w/already-stuffed tacos (I make around 30 on a normal night for us), and I include lots of veggies in the meat filling.  We usually take the tray outside and eat on the trampoline or by the pool if the weather is right.

 

Tomorrow night is clean-out-the-fridge night as we are off on a mini vacation the next day!

post #27 of 2712
Thread Starter 

That pork and cornbread meal sure sounds good! 

post #28 of 2712

I love this thread! It gives me such great ideas for my own meal planning. 

 

Tonight, we had good old spaghetti and meatballs. I use my grandmother's meatball recipe and they're the only meatballs I will ever eat! Salad and garlic bread on the side.

 

Last night I made a delicious marinaded pork tenderloin with roasted veggies (potatoes and carrots). Much to my surprise, my 19month old son LOVED the pork and the carrots! Score! 

 

Keep this thread going ladies!! 

post #29 of 2712
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Last night I made a delicious marinaded pork tenderloin with roasted veggies (potatoes and carrots). Much to my surprise, my 19month old son LOVED the pork and the carrots! Score! 


Awesome that he loves the pork and veggies. That's a cooking/eating score for sure. :-)

 

Tonight we made spaghetti with marinara sauce and Italian sausage, and the sausage was extra good because husband grilled it. Nothing better than grilled sausage in my book! And we used fresh herbs from our container garden to flavor the sauce as well. 

 

I have no idea what I'm going to make tomorrow night - I've been thinking a lot about scalloped potatoes and ham lately, or cioppino with sourdough... 

 

post #30 of 2712
Thread Starter 

I was finally able to get a pork roast today, so it's going into the crockpot shortly for pulled pork. And I'm going to get a batch of home made barbecue sauce simmering on the stove to go with it. We also picked up four ears of sweet corn at the farmers market, so we're looking at some good eating for dinner tonight. :-)

post #31 of 2712

Yum- I'd love the recipe for your homemade bbq sauce, if you wouldn't mind sharing. 

Not sure what we're having for dinner tonight though- 

post #32 of 2712
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Yum- I'd love the recipe for your homemade bbq sauce, if you wouldn't mind sharing. 

Not sure what we're having for dinner tonight though- 

 

Don't mind sharing at all, it's been posted on my blog for ages - Homemade Barbecue Sauce. :-) It easily doubles if you want to make a big batch, and keeps in the fridge for a good long while. It's good on just about everything - pulled pork, grilled chicken, ribs... 

 

 

 

post #33 of 2712
Thread Starter 

Scalloped potatoes tonight at our house. It's still in the 80s though (so much for the lovely fall 60s we had last week) so I'm not excited about turning on the oven... but I've really been craving them lately. I wish I had some broccoli or some kind of green veg to serve on the side though. 

 

Come on everyone, what's for dinner? :-)

post #34 of 2712

Ugh.  I don't wanna cook tonight but somehow I"m going to have to find the energy!  We just got back from the Great Wolf Lodge indoor waterpark homeschool days for 2 days and I have muscles that must not have been used in the last 15 years that HURT!!!

 

I think I'll do grilled sausage and salad and fresh fruit and call it good.

post #35 of 2712

Last night I had to work pretty late, so DH took the kids out for Hungry Jack's (I think it's called Burger King in the US). When I came home, DH had saved some fries for me. Maybe last night wasn't as healthy as we strive to be... orngtongue.gif

 

Tonight we made up for that and had vegetarian chicken noodle soup made from a recipe on http://www.yummyvegetarianrecipes.com with rye bread on the side. Delish! Dessert was some fruit-mine was strawberries. We have fruit for dessert every night we have it.

 

Tommorrow night, I'm thinking kayaku gohan (Japanese fried rice) without the pork it usually has.

post #36 of 2712

Last night we had raccoon baked in a balsamic vinegar/dijon mustard/red onion sauce which was then reduced and I added sour cream and fresh parsley.  Served over rice.  Grilled zucchini and sausages, grapes and carrot sticks.  My middle dd had trapped one and we said we'd cook it and try it if she caught one.  She was very proud to provide food for her family.  It was quite tasty, but we are adventurous, too.  Had the mouth feel of goat meat, and tasted very clean, and not wild or gamey at all.

 

Tonight is home made baked mac and cheese w/leftovers of a sausage/cabbage/onion/bell pepper/celery bake. 

 

Tomorrow is clean-out-the-fridge night and then we have a local prawn harvest around the country corner and will be bringing lots home to grill w/tons of other foods--having family out.  We'll make grilled corn on the cob, jalapenos stuffed w/cream cheese and wrapped in bacon and baked, simple grilled cheese/veggie pizzas, and shrimp.  And lots of beer, lol.

post #37 of 2712
Thread Starter 

Last night we had grilled hotdogs, baked beans and Pringles. Total junk food, but I had a serious craving for hot dogs! 

 

Tonight I'm making Gramigna alla Salsiccia e Vino (sausage pasta). I always want pasta when the weather turns cooler, and it's finally feeling fall-like; only in the upper 50s. 

 

I try to do fish on Fridays, so I'm thinking cioppino for tomorrow night. Another craving I've been having, and soups are another cool weather favorite. 

post #38 of 2712

DH is cooking tonight since I'm working til 6. 

 

He's making fried potatoes and red onions, baked bbq chicken, some sort of veggie.  Doubt we'll have bread since my kids fill up on the potatoes.  Hopefully he remembers to fry up an extra pan of red onions otherwise DD2 will be forking them off everyone elses plates.

 

Tomorrow he promised chili, can't wait.  Though for some reason he eats chili with bread and peanut butter?  Really? 

 

Wednesday depending on the weather, we'll either have Orange chicken over rice with garlic green beans or Clam chowder in a bread bowls.  I hope it's cold out I want that clam chowder... I make with lots of whip and butter.  So fattening delicious!

post #39 of 2712

We are having biscuits and sausage gravy.  My SIL had her pig processed and she gave us some really awesome sausage and bacon....

 

The last 2 nights we had fresh prawns from the harvest around the corner, jalapenos stuffed w/cream cheese and wrapped in bacon, corn on the cob, and fruit salad.   Those prawns are THE BEST.

 

I also made a goulash-type dish w/pork and onions and bell peppers and will serve over egg noodles for lunch tomorrow. 

post #40 of 2712

There seem to be so many awesome pork recipes! My family won't eat pork, we just can't do it. I didn't start eating meat again until my early 20's and pork was just one of those things I never added back into my diet. I've tried it a few times and at this point I think it's all mental. I just can't do it. Neither can DH. DD1 and DD2 have never had it. Prawns sound so good. So do the those jalapenos with cream cheese! I'm going to have to make some. Do you use fresh jalapenos or jarred?

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