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post #2101 of 2722
I'm making this thing called Tomato and Chard Bake from this month's O Magazine. It looks super simple and yummy. I'm adding a little diced chicken to give it more protein, and I'll scatter some pine nuts and parmesan over the top. Here's the recipe link:

http://www.oprah.com/food/Tomato-and-Chard-Bake-Recipe

ETA: OMG, it was gooooood. This will be a regular addition to our meal repertoire. It was quick, easy, and delicious.
Edited by limabean - 9/16/13 at 7:28pm
post #2102 of 2722
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We had some leftovers in the fridge so I ended up eating those yesterday, but I made the potato soup tonight. Didn't get around to doing rye bread since it was a work day today, so I baked up some croissant rolls to go with it instead. 

post #2103 of 2722

I ended up throwing together a curry in the crockpot with chickpeas, mixed veg, and potato with a TJ's sauce. It was OK. Cooking mojo still MIA. SO sick of everything I usually make, but anything new has to be FAST.

post #2104 of 2722
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

We had Portillos on the way to grocery shopping tonight... I'm totally stumped on what to make tomorrow too. And has anyone noticed that it's getting dark out at like 7:30 now!? Is summer really over already!?

I think it is over here. We were so cool a couple weekends ago, then in the 90s again last week. Then Sunday night there was a huge storm for around here (I'm from Tornado Alley, so the storms here generally fail to impress.) & it has really cooked down, I think only 69 today and looks like more rain. I've been stewing tomatoes to can this afternoon. Baby's being fussy, so they wait and stew some more....

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That sounds yummy!

My husband is cooking tonight. (Last night we were tired and ordered out, I had a cheese-less pizza with broiled zucchini, green olives and half peperoni, our youngest had ravioli with Vodka Sauce (it's really a tomato sauce with a little cream and a tiny amount of cooked out Vodka, it was a tired night and she got to splurge on a LOT of dairy in this meal) and my husband had spaghetti with meat sauce.)

My husband is... cooking something with chicken.... and home grown tomatoes,..... and I keep hearing the food processor whirring.... and whirring.... and HELP ME, he's making a huge mess.... I'm scared... really scared scared.gif      faint.gif

Oh, is he like mine? He gets in a generous, creative cooking mood, especially when I'm sick, and leaves a mess. I love him. smile.gif
post #2105 of 2722
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The cool weather persists here; I think it might actually be here to stay. So I made soup again tonight - chicken noodle. But I made my "sophisticated" version with white wine and herbs de provence. So good. Husband works tomorrow night, so we'll probably have something in the crockpot, though we have no idea what. Neither one of us has really had a taste for anything specific lately, which makes meal planning borderline painful with the back and forth "I don't care, whatever you want" business. 

post #2106 of 2722

Yeah, he made a mess. I got busy with... oh, wow, lots of stuff all over the counter.... and the back splash.... and the stove.... He's a generous cook, too. He completely took over when I was on bedrest for nearly 6 months with all my pregnancies, but the mess. Of course, back then he had to clean up as I couldn't get up. He sometimes cleans, and when he sets his mind to it, he does a good job. But, sometimes he seem to forget. I swear that man uses more pots and pans for a weekday "quick" dinner than I do making Christmas dinner for our entire extended family! What does he need with all those pots, pans, EVERY knife and spoon in the house, colanders, "his" food processor (he has my old Little Oscar from the 80s, he's afraid of my Cuisinart, and won't use it, thank heavens.) and every piece of kitchen equipment we own?    

post #2107 of 2722

Finally made something good - yaaaay! Rubbed a Costco organic chicken with spices (salt, pepper, Herbamare, dried onion, and smoked paprika), put some cut-up lemons inside and cooked it in the crockpot with a couple of heads of garlic cut in half in the bottom. Served with sauteed mushrooms (butter/olive oil, salt, lemon juice) and a salad with garlic dressing. Yum.

 

I threw out my plan and decided to have BLTs for dinner tomorrow. I think this "shoulder season" where it's on and off warm/cool is really hard to plan for. We are ready to start having soup, but it's going to be in the upper 80s tomorrow. THe next day taco salad.

post #2108 of 2722
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Finally made something good - yaaaay! Rubbed a Costco organic chicken with spices (salt, pepper, Herbamare, dried onion, and smoked paprika), put some cut-up lemons inside and cooked it in the crockpot with a couple of heads of garlic cut in half in the bottom. Served with sauteed mushrooms (butter/olive oil, salt, lemon juice) and a salad with garlic dressing. Yum.

 

Isn't crockpot roast chicken the best? I pretty much won't do roast chicken any other way now. 

 

Husband worked tonight but didn't do anything for dinner, so I'm just having chili from the freezer stash. 

post #2109 of 2722

Yes! It comes out nice and stewed. We like it that way. Yesterday I made a really yummy chicken quesadilla out of leftovers. We have even more, though, so tonight I am going to serve the leftover leftovers with pasta and sauteed chard. Saving the taco salad for another day. Feel like I'm coming out of my slump! The BLTs last night hit the spot, too.

post #2110 of 2722
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Husband cooked tonight and made ground turkey tacos. Perfect hockey night food - we're watching the first televised preseason Hawks game here tonight! Summer is officially over. Let hockey season begin! 

post #2111 of 2722
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Husband cooked tonight and made ground turkey tacos. Perfect hockey night food - we're watching the first televised preseason Hawks game here tonight! Summer is officially over. Let hockey season begin! 

KQ - DH is at the game! He's been working late all week and got to use the Big Boss' tickets tonight.
post #2112 of 2722
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KQ - DH is at the game! He's been working late all week and got to use the Big Boss' tickets tonight.

 

Nice! I'm so jealous! Too bad we're down by 2 at the moment though... 

post #2113 of 2722

Last night, I made a chicken-broccoli-green beans-almond stir fry with jasmine rice.

 

Now I have a few chicken thighs leftover that I didn't need to cook for the stir fry. I think I may just cook them with some field tomatoes from the market, olives and sun-dried tomato and fresh basil and serve them with some pan-roasted potato. Not sure about veggies - probably use up the last of the green beans too. 

post #2114 of 2722
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Nothing exciting for me tonight - I've got a headache and husband is working, so it's just more chili from the freezer stash. The dwindling freezer stash, that is. 

post #2115 of 2722
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Now I have a few chicken thighs leftover that I didn't need to cook for the stir fry. I think I may just cook them with some field tomatoes from the market, olives and sun-dried tomato and fresh basil and serve them with some pan-roasted potato. Not sure about veggies - probably use up the last of the green beans too. 

 

Quoting myself for some unattractive bragging. I just have to say that considering that I was simply trying to clean out my fridge by tossing together the chicken/tomato/green bean/olives and sun-dried tomato, it turned out to be delicious. I used the oil-marinade from the sun-dried tomato to saute the chicken and then threw in a chopped leek that was also uncovered during my chilly excavations, along with minced garlic. Added the tomato, a wilted half of a red pepper and the green beans. Finished it with black olives and sun-dried tomato and chopped fresh basil. 

 
Now that the fridge is empty, I have no idea what to cook tonight. I guess I could make pizza from scratch or start some baked beans. 
post #2116 of 2722

It's a lovely rainy day here and we're waiting to hear if ds has a soccer game, it's really pouring down.  I had the longest day ever yesterday where I didn't get home until 9:30 last night. Going to make this for dinner, it looks comforting yet easy and very similar to the italian wonderpot http://www.marthastewart.com/978784/one-pan-pasta?czone=food%2Fcomfort-foods-center%2Fcomfort-foods-dishes&gallery=275672&slide=978784&center=854190 We tried the moroccan chicken and rice off this list and really liked it, so I'm hoping this works well too.

 

After reading the comments, I'm going to use chicken broth (I already have a little and then have better than boullion to make up the rest) and white wine instead of water and am going to add shrimp to the finished product. I'll probably slice up some chicken apple sausage for the kids too since neither one is a huge shrimp fan. Feta or parmesan on top.

 

I also need to meal plan and gr grocery shopping but dragging my feet, I just want to sit in my comfy chair and listen to the rain :)

post #2117 of 2722
We're making lamb chops, marinated in olive oil herbs and mint leaves from our garden., roasted zucchini and cous cous w fresh home grown tomatoes again from our garden. The cous cous is done mydh just finished the lamb chops & we're waiting on the zucchini to get done. Then we eat
post #2118 of 2722
We had Crock Chicken Fajitas from Pinterest. For frozen chicken breasts, a bunch of cut and frozen garden bell peppers, a couple onions from the garden, a packs worth of my taco seasoning mix. Pretty good, but needed salt. I forget, but I don't think there is any salt in my taco seasoning..... Tomorrow, maybe chili beans, but hubby brought in so many tomatoes from the garden, the stove might be full. If so, I'm not sure what we'll end up with.
post #2119 of 2722

So far for this week I have:

 

MON - My choice, so Thai green curry & rice & edamame

TUE - Probably taco salad, DD2's choice

WED - DH's choice / I will probably eat something separately due to school

THU/FRI - One of these nights friends are coming, so I will crock pot-roast 2x chicken & serve w/ rice or potatoes and salad

The other night will probably be pasta of some sort plus salad.

post #2120 of 2722

Monday - Tonight I cooked up a mess of chickpeas and made felafels and hummus  DD likes topping her felafel with tabboule, but I took a shortcut and just diced some cucumber, tomato, red onion, parsley and mint. Stuff a pita, dab with some harissa and yum! 

 

Tuesday - Garlic tarragon chicken breasts, oven-roasted potato and broccoli (unless our dinner guest, DD's friend, prefers corn or peas). 

 

Wednesday - Dd asked if she can invite another, different, friend to dinner.  I was going to make baked beans, but I'm not sure it will appeal, so I might make some pasta with veggies instead.

 

Thursday - probably the baked beans and homemade bread

 

Friday - we are having dinner at our friends' home. 

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