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post #2141 of 2691
I'm sick too, with my second cold in as many weeks. It must be the germs the kids are bringing home from school, but somehow I'm the only one in the household who's getting sick!

Tonight we had baked potatoes with chicken, cheese, chives, and sour cream, with broccoli on the side. I also made some Irish soda bread (with lots of cardamom -- yum!) to have for breakfast tomorrow.

Tomorrow's dinner will be penne arrabiatta (maybe with some Italian sausage thrown in), salad, and garlic bread.
post #2142 of 2691
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I'm still basically sick, so we're doing boring easy food here - bratwursts and mashed potatoes. Meh. 

post #2143 of 2691

I hope you all get healthy again soon. 

 

We had homemade pizza tonight. I tried a new thin crust recipe and cooked them in our cast iron skillets. I'm really pleased with how they turned out. The crust was perfect. 

 

We topped one pizza with pesto, smoked salmon, mascarpone cheese and olives. 

 

The other had pesto, tomato, red onion, marinated artichoke hearts, olives, sun-dried tomato, and mozzarella. 

post #2144 of 2691
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I think we might be on the mend. I certainly feel better than I did yesterday. I'm just hoping this fall/winter aren't like last year - between my family and my coworkers, we were all just passing it back it for the whole season. We were literally sick for weeks on end. I cannot deal with another year like that. 

 

But I did feel more up to cooking, so I made Norwegian meatballs. But instead of ground beef and pork, I used ground turkey. I've been substituting a lot of red meat for poultry and I think it's at least a little bit healthier. We'll see when I get my next cholesterol results back though! And even though we made mashed potatoes last night, I'm doing them again tonight since they're easy. And I'll do some green beans too I think, to round it out. 

post #2145 of 2691
Ollyoxenfree, those pizzas sound yummy!

KQ, I'm glad you guys are on the mend. I seem to be over my cold too -- still dragging a bit, but no active symptoms anymore.

Our dinner was nothing special -- tacos and fruit. It's supposed to finally cool off for a couple days now, so I'll do lentil soup tomorrow and try to get in the mood for decorating for fall.
post #2146 of 2691
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Originally Posted by limabean View Post

KQ, I'm glad you guys are on the mend. I seem to be over my cold too -- still dragging a bit, but no active symptoms anymore.

 

Thanks! Glad to hear you're doing better too! Hopefully this is not the beginning of the Winter Plague season - it's too early! Fall just started last week!

 

Tonight's dinner was utterly disappointing. Husband is working tonight and he didn't have a chance to make anything ahead, so I'm eating frozen potstickers that I steamed. With a horrid bottled "stir fry sauce" for dipping... it's so salty I can hardly eat it. I don't even know why we have the stuff, because I always make the sauces for my stir fries from scratch... 

 

Anyway, I need to think ahead for tomorrow. We've got some turkey bacon that we bought to try it out, but we don't really like it on it's own. So I'm thinking I'll cook with the rest of it, since I can bear to throw it out. I was thinking of trying bean and bacon soup with it - so I ought to go and put the white beans to soak before I forget! 

post #2147 of 2691
Tonight were having spaghetti with garden tomato sauce. If I have time with this little baby getting into everything, gluten free garlic biscuits, salad if I remember. smile.gif
post #2148 of 2691
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Change of plans. It took us 2 and a half hours to drive from the the city back home tonight. On the train it takes me 45 minutes. Driving during rush hour is for the clinically insane only... so we got Portillos on the way home. The bean and bacon soup will be tomorrow. 

post #2149 of 2691

We had a lovely dinner last night. We were given some matsutake mushroom. The matsutake were fresh off the forest floor, newly picked and delivered directly to us.  A friend from the west coast is in town and he stayed overnight with us. His family forages for matsutake every fall and they have their secret spots for finding them. He was very generous to share the bounty with us. 

 

I made matsutake rice, maple-glazed salmon and broccoli.

 

Even DS and DD liked the matsutake. I've never known them to eat mushrooms willingly  :).  It's too bad the matsutake aren't available more often. 

post #2150 of 2691

I ended up with a horrible cold this week and it's lingering. My seasonal allergies definitely aren't helping. 

 

It's about 80 degrees here today, so we filled up the kiddie pool and are firing up the grill. Carne asada, grilled shrimp, red peppers and onions, seasoned black beans, flour/corn blend tortillas, southwestern style salad, and tortilla chips and guacamole.

post #2151 of 2691
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We went to my sister's tonight for their housewarming party and they had a chili bar - traditional, white chicken and vegan four bean. Plus baked potatoes, hot dogs for the kids, and an assortment of toppings. It was all really good, but by the time we got home I was hungry again, so I had a bowl of bean and bacon soup over pasta. Debating going back for seconds... we were on the go all day so we ate like birds, so now the hunger is catching up with me. 

post #2152 of 2691
Hi all! I love to cook and eat too! althouggh lately I have had to take some shortcuts because I just had my second baby...she is 3 weeks old now and we have another daughter who is 16 months old now! It has been a little hectic.....But tonight we are having corn chowder with cornbread!
post #2153 of 2691
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finally, finally perfected my pork pie recipe. I did at as hand pies tonight, so it was very reminiscent of a Cornish pasty, although quite a bit smaller in size. I just used ground pork, diced carrot, diced onion, diced potatoes and a beef stock and ketchup (sounds strange, but it works in a way that tomato paste or sauce doesn't) sauce. Turned out great! And my pie pastry was a dream of perfection - I love fall; it's cool enough that working with pie dough is much more reasonable than it is in the summer. 

post #2154 of 2691

I'm joining the have-a-cold wagon. Last night was an easy dinner - one kid's b-day, so we used a Groupon and got a sushi platter; rice, chicken teriyaki and edamame for the non-sushi eaters. Tonight DH stir-fried some of the leftover rice with vegetables and tofu.

 

This week:

* MON - Whole wheat pasta with shrimp sauteed with garlic and lemon, salad with garlic dressing

* TUE - Lasagne (hopefully - I've been planning to make it for a while)

* WED - Something with beans, maybe a Mexican-flavored crockpot casserole

After that ???

post #2155 of 2691

Working on this week's menu. We have been hit with some extra large expenses lately and need to tighten up for awhile. Late Fall and WInter are our slow times with the business and we need to adjust. At least I already have most of the Christmas shopping done for the kids and am starting to think about what I can make for others.

 

Tonight: b/s chicken thighs baked with bacon, onions, mushrooms and spinach (added at the end), roasted sweet and gold potatoes, broccoli and pears

 

This week: 

Chicken parmesan (b/s thighs baked with panko and parmesan, red pepper and zucchini added to the sauce), spaghetti, zucchini noodles, fruit

Teriyaki salmon, stir fried broccoli, red peppers, onion and carrots, brown rice, fruit

Ground beef Tuesday Tacos, southwestern salad, carrots and fruit

Wednesday Waffles, sausages, eggs, fruit for kids/ Some kind of soup for adults, but feeling uninspired. Maybe an asian style chicken soup?

Pizza Friday, carrots and fruit (maybe take out for adults?)

post #2156 of 2691
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My husband cooked tonight and he made turkey burgers with green beans. I think for tomorrow we might do crockpot barbecue chicken and steamed broccoli, though not sure yet. 

post #2157 of 2691

I made gyoza (dumplings with ground chicken), veggie stir fry and sticky rice. I've made gyoza before but with only so-so results. This batch turned out really well, so I'll have to make notes of everything I did for future reference. 

 

Tonight is a mystery. DH asked me to pick up ingredients including chicken and lemons and phyllo pastry. He won't tell me exactly what he is planning but some sort of Mediterranean chicken pie, I guess.  

post #2158 of 2691
We had make-your-own homemade pizzas and fruit salad. I put pesto, chicken, mozz/parm, and pine nuts on mine -- it was so good! There's enough dough for one more, so for today's lunch I'll do one with barbecue sauce, chicken, red onion, and gouda.
post #2159 of 2691
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Husband made crockpot hot wings tonight, and I threw together some cornbread. For some reason, we have about 10 tater tots in a bag in the freezer, so we're doing those since the cornbread is in the oven. But since 10 tater tots don't go all that far, I'll open a can of beans or something too. 

post #2160 of 2691
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Originally Posted by Ragana View Post
 

I'm joining the have-a-cold wagon. Last night was an easy dinner - one kid's b-day, so we used a Groupon and got a sushi platter; rice, chicken teriyaki and edamame for the non-sushi eaters. Tonight DH stir-fried some of the leftover rice with vegetables and tofu.

 

This week:

* MON - Whole wheat pasta with shrimp sauteed with garlic and lemon, salad with garlic dressing

* TUE - Lasagne (hopefully - I've been planning to make it for a while)

* WED - Something with beans, maybe a Mexican-flavored crockpot casserole

After that ???


Changed already. MON was right. TUE was refried beans and steak with corn tortillas and toppings. I am not in a lasagne mood. Today I'm thinking of using up the rice cakes in the freezer & making this:

http://www.seoultaste.com/en/recipes/ddeokbokki

(with veg stock, minus the noodles, plus extra vegetables) and kimchi and steamed broccoli on the side.

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