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post #561 of 2699

Tonight we are having spinach salad with almond, apricots and apples and butternut squash-rice-chicken soup from the freezer.

post #562 of 2699

Ok well doing the graves this week and next have me in super lazy meal mode.  DH has cooked a little, I've made really simple pasta, thawed pizza dough out of the freezer and made pizza, did tacos one night and then thurs, just went out to sushi.  We had left over sushi last night.  Not sure what I'll do tonight.  I'm going to try to motivate myself to cook something yummy and healthy, but we'll see when that time rolls around! 

post #563 of 2699

Thanks for the warm welcome!

 

For the next few days, I've got the following:

 

Crockpot Beef Stew

Blackberry-glazed pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes (the base of the glaze is blackberry jam and balsamic vinegar)

Tomato-basil soup and grilled cheese sandwiches

White beans and polenta

 

I'm trying for half of our dinners to be meatless.  

 

post #564 of 2699

Going to boyfriends house- he is going to make taco salad. :) I love it when he cooks for me.  My son calls it fancy food. LOL!

post #565 of 2699
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My best friend made that white chili this week... sounds so good! I don't eat chicken so maybe I could make it without the chicken.  Can you post the recipe you use?


Yeah, you could do it without chicken, but then it will be just a white bean soup. The jury's still out on the recipe though. I didn't really like it - it was edible, but it wasn't all that good. It just wasn't right for my tastes I guess. My sister has a pretty good recipe - I'm going to work on converting that one to the crockpot and when I get it right, I'll post it. 

 

Tonight I'm making home made pizza, per husband's request. I'm going to put on pepperoni and sauteed mushrooms with a little tomato sauce, no cheese. 

 

post #566 of 2699

I bought a pork shoulder today at the farmer's market... I've never cooked one before... I don't really care for pulled pork (too much sugar in the BBQ sauce) duck.gifbut if anyone has any ideas - I'd love to hear them... Kitchen's Queen that means YOU! I may not post too frequently but I always read... and I'd love to get inside your foodie brain! 

 

 

post #567 of 2699
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I bought a pork shoulder today at the farmer's market... I've never cooked one before... I don't really care for pulled pork (too much sugar in the BBQ sauce) duck.gifbut if anyone has any ideas - I'd love to hear them... Kitchen's Queen that means YOU! I may not post too frequently but I always read... and I'd love to get inside your foodie brain!


Hahaha I just love food! Pulled pork is the BEST way to go for pork shoulder, but I agree with you - too much sauce can make it yuck. Cook it in the crockpot with a bottle of beer, an onion and some garlic powder. It'll be fall apart tender - you can eat it as is with roasted potatoes, or dress it to your liking with barbecue sauce (make it home made, so you control the sugar), or even just a dash of cider vinegar. Too good. OR you could do it in the crockpot with apple cider and quartered apples, with some onions and thyme... if I think of more, I'll post back. :-)

 

post #568 of 2699

 

thai red curry with shrimp, potatoes, carrots and onions in the CP

peanut noodles with tofu, zucchini and red pepper

brown rice

sauteed spinach

 

Made salmon, steamed carrots, buttered egg noodles and apples for the kids.

post #569 of 2699

Tonight we had falafel as a snack, then kind of fended for ourselves at home. DD wanted green beans (cooked on the stovetop with garlic, a bit of butter and kosher salt) and ate a bowl full of them, then asked for more. We didn't have any so she defaulted to a jam sandwich.

 

Partner is out of town for the weekend. I made myself some panko-breaded halibut and had some of DD's green beans.

post #570 of 2699
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Tonight we had falafel as a snack, then kind of fended for ourselves at home. DD wanted green beans (cooked on the stovetop with garlic, a bit of butter and kosher salt) and ate a bowl full of them, then asked for more. We didn't have any so she defaulted to a jam sandwich.

 

Partner is out of town for the weekend. I made myself some panko-breaded halibut and had some of DD's green beans.


love falafel! I think I need to make some for dinner soon... with hummus, white beans in tomato sauce, dolma, tabbouleh, and fresh pitas.... and that halibut sounds good! What do you put in the panko breading - any herbs or spices, or just the panko?

 

post #571 of 2699
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Jewels - I just thought of another option for the pork shoulder. I haven't tried this exact method yet, but I've done variations of it with other cuts of pork, and it seems intuitively that it would be really good. In the crockpot, add half a bottle of riesling or gerwurtztramier (so, a slightly sweet dry white wine), a couple cups of sauerkraut, and a large onion or two (julienned). Season with caraway, salt and pepper. Serve with boiled potatoes. 

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Jewels - I just thought of another option for the pork shoulder. I haven't tried this exact method yet, but I've done variations of it with other cuts of pork, and it seems intuitively that it would be really good. In the crockpot, add half a bottle of riesling or gerwurtztramier (so, a slightly sweet dry white wine), a couple cups of sauerkraut, and a large onion or two (julienned). Season with caraway, salt and pepper. Serve with boiled potatoes. 


 

YES.  I will do THIS exactly, YUM!!! I knew you'd come through!!! Can you just plan all my meals for me?? hahaha

 

My MIL makes sauerkraut homemade and it's delish, I'll pick some up when I'm over there today.  Also I'll bet the wine would be LOVELY (I *JUST* found out I'm pg joy.gifso of course all I want is forbidden wine now...Jeez!) You're the best!!

post #573 of 2699
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thai red curry with shrimp, potatoes, carrots and onions in the CP

peanut noodles with tofu, zucchini and red pepper

brown rice

sauteed spinach

 

 



I want the recipe!!!

post #574 of 2699
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YES.  I will do THIS exactly, YUM!!! I knew you'd come through!!! Can you just plan all my meals for me?? hahaha

My MIL makes sauerkraut homemade and it's delish, I'll pick some up when I'm over there today.  Also I'll bet the wine would be LOVELY (I *JUST* found out I'm pg joy.gifso of course all I want is forbidden wine now...Jeez!) You're the best!!


Congrats on the new pregnancy! It's such an exciting time! You're lucky to get home made sauerkraut; I really need to get a batch going myself. It's funny what women crave/avoid - you want wine, but in my first trimester I could not abide it at all. Not even the smell of wine. And I love the stuff normally. But around the middle of my second trimester it wasn't so repulsive anymore, and I did indulge in the occasional small glass. 

 

Let me know how the pork shoulder turned out - I hope it works out! 

 

Tonight I'm making a beef stirfry with broccoli and mushrooms; plenty of rice. I've had major cravings for dark green veg lately. 

 

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I want the recipe!!!


The curry is really easy. I just put some sauteed onions, potato chunks and carrots in the CP with a can of coconut milk and as much red curry paste as you like (we like it spicy, you can use green or yellow paste instead), turn it on high and let it cook for a couple of hours, then add frozen shrimp just long enough to warm them through (I used cooked, frozen extra large shrimp, so if I cook them too long they will get rubbery). Serve with rice.

 

I admit, I use a Thai Kitchen box for the peanut noodles. I have made my own peanut sauce before and love it, but this is quick and easy. I press the tofu to remove the excess water, then saute it with zucchini and red pepper. Add the cooked rice noodles and sauce and it's done. I like to have sauteed spinach with it, just like when you get chicken satay with peanut sauce from a restaurant and it's served on a bed of spinach.

 

Tonight:

Chicken tetrazzini (with leftover rotisserie chicken and egg noodles)

broccoli

 

post #576 of 2699
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I am making sloppy joes tonight to use up the hamburger from last night- is it ok to serve hamburger two nights in a row- say burgers one night tacos the next? Or in this case sloppy joes?  I am going to make a box of rice I have for the side and some corn and I have those oranges- I picked up 6 oranges for $1. Happy about that.




I serve whatever meat we have, as many nights in a row as I need to.  Like all the wild pork we get...I don't generally make recipes that have to go with one type of meat.  I will make tacos, sloppy joes, hamburgers, roasts w/carrots and potatoes, stews, soups, you name it--all out of pork.  To me, it's healthy meat and then I go from there.  Sometimes someone craves something else (like recently w/me and beef or liver), so I'll try to get that in there somewhere.

 

Congrats on your son eating w/you! keep it up and make it fun so your daughter will think she's missing something--which she totally is!

 

Our internet was down for a week and I don't remember all of our suppers. I'll post what I remember.

 

One night was lamb ribs seasoned w/garlic and rosemary, w/beet and orange salad w/dill, oven roasted turnips/butternut squash/carrots w/rosemary, and an assortment of pickles.

One night was nachos by the campfire (made them in the house, served them outside)--ground pork, guacamole, finely shredded green cabbage (raw), cheddar cheese over tortilla chips (and salsa, of course).  My oldest dd had hers over spaghetti squash.

Last night was burgers cooked over the fire pit in the woods.  They were beef and pork.

One night was leftovers.

One night was sausage/cabbage/sweet potato/onion saute w/caraway and worchestershire sauce, and corn sauteed in bacon fat and lard w/onion and red bell pepper.  The corn was gluten free, organic corn picked and canned by my sister.  I am not a corn fan, but that was so good I was upset when my oldest took the rest for her lunch, lol.

Oh, and one night was a sort of minestrone soup w/pork that I had canned (from a fresh ham), zucchini, carrots, celery, spinach, green beans, tomato, served over pasta for most of us.  We also had some pumpernickle and rye bread slices (bought at Aldi) toasted and smeared w/cream cheese. 

I guess I did remember all the meals, lol.

 

No clue for tonight yet but I have some more ground pork thawed out that needs to be cooked tonight.  I may go for a pasta dish.  I have bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, grape tomatoes that need to be used, zucchini, ricotta, romano, and spinach.  I think I'll just throw it all together in one pan and toss it w/something.  Any suggestions?  Well, I might not toss the ricotta in...

post #577 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Jewels* View Post

I bought a pork shoulder today at the farmer's market... I've never cooked one before... I don't really care for pulled pork (too much sugar in the BBQ sauce) duck.gifbut if anyone has any ideas - I'd love to hear them... Kitchen's Queen that means YOU! I may not post too frequently but I always read... and I'd love to get inside your foodie brain! 

 

 


I made a pork shoulder yesterday. Rubbed it with garlic, chopped sage and rosemary, salt and pepper, chopped fennel seeds. Poured a little apple cider vinegar and melted butter over it. Cooked it for 3 hours covered at 300 degrees.  Then I added sliced apples and onions and a couple sprigs of fennel. Cooked it for another 4 hours. Took the top off for the last hour. Basted it with the pan juices a few times throughout.  I served it with scalloped potatoes and green beans.

 

post #578 of 2699

I'm breaking into the freezer tonight and heating up some veggie enchiladas I made a few weeks ago.

post #579 of 2699

I'm being bad and straying from my menu plan. Even worse, it's junk food!

 

chicago style hot dogs (pickles, tomato, onions, brown mustard, celery salt, mmmm)

tator tots

mixed green salad with tomatoes, carrots, celery, chunks of cheese and blue cheese dressing

celery and carrot sticks with ranch dip and apples for kids

 

post #580 of 2699

Over the past few days I have read this entire thread. You women are amazing and inspiring! I usually keep things a bit more simple around here. I like to make homemade good food. I can't remember the last time I put wine in anything.

 

Here is what we have been eating lately-

Friday- Cheesy beans and rice. Brown rice, pintos, tomatoes with chiles, onions, garlic, chili powder, and cheese baked together. This is a favorite. Served with sour cream, tortilla chips, lettuce, and fresh pineapple on the side.

Saturday-homemade pizza with ham and pepperoni, pineapple on half. Served with more fresh pineapple and carrots and celery with dip.

Sunday-lunch was leftover pizza for the kids. DH and I had a toasted ham and cheese sandwich on focccia. Dinner was yogurt and the like.

Today-Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden copycat recipe). It turned out okay. The kids ate some. I put spinach in it because I didn't have kale. Kale would have been better. Last week I used up some leftover mashed potatoes to make a batch of refrigerator bread dough. I used some of the dough to make a fluffy pizza crust on Saturday. I used the rest to make breadsticks today, some with garlic and parmesan to go with dinner and some with cinnamon and sugar for breakfast.

Tuesday- baked Panko chicken nuggets and baked potato wedges, peaches, carrot sticks

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