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post #81 of 400
Last night was cashew chicken/veg pizza from the local pizza place (Palios....yum...) Had family over to watch 24 finale

Tonight will probably be a pasta/ground beef/salsa bake with some organic texas farmed beef that I just bought last week (buying in bulk rocks!) and salad with spinach/carrots/celery etc
post #82 of 400
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Originally Posted by frog
VikingKVinna, do you bake your fries or fry them? I've made them both ways and, frankly, I've been underwhelmed with myself.
Honestly, I'm underwhelmed with my sweet-potato-fry-making-acumen as well. I have only ever tried baking them, and they always seem to get mushy yet burned, instead of crisp and golden brown. Last night's were OK but not great, so I might resign myself to other methods of cooking them.

Sorry I can't be more help!
post #83 of 400
I have the same problem!
Ahh, practice makes perfect!

There is a New Orleans style, mardi gras resturant here called Nola's.They make their fries really thin and they are always so crispy.but I don't know if their sweet potatoe fries are baked or fried....
post #84 of 400
tonight I am going to cook up some carna asada meat from Tj's, and serve with bacon (as in the type of avacado, not bacon)avacado lime guacamole, maybe some brown rice, and some greens.And sun dried tomato/jalepeno tortillas.All with yogurt on top..... my preference over sour cream.


Pretty soon i will get my grassfed beef!yippee! I figure since we are gettign only 60 pounds at the family pack rate, I can also add on 10-20 pounds of liver
post #85 of 400
Again, fairly boring tonight.

I have ham and beans in the crockpot (dried white beans, ham bone, bay leaf, onion, garlic, and celery salt) right now. I'll also make some cornbread later this afternoon and we've have a salad with it for dinner- I have a ton of greens that need to be used up!

Cheap and easy.
post #86 of 400
I've tried making sweet potato fries on several occasion and each time I've been less than impressed with how they've turned out. (Always baked, not fried...maybe that's the problem!) I don't know what the secret is...?

Anyhow, our grocery store had these on sale for $1/bag this week- what a deal! Can't even make them for that cheap. I'll have to make them one night this week and see how they taste. (I admit that I rely on certain convenience foods from the natural foods store and don't feel the slightest bit bad about it. )

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post #87 of 400
Tonight is lentil soup, fruit salad and a rosemary bread.
post #88 of 400
Last night was BBQ tempeh with steamed, short grain brown rice.

Tonight we're having Falafel with tahini sauce
post #89 of 400
Our favorite... Beef Stroganoff! (Egg noddles and Broccoli, too)
post #90 of 400
Tonight's sushi. Some friends asked turtle to teach their 13-year-old son to make sushi for a school project he has. Afterward, we'll eat their creations for dinner.

I think we're having California rolls (we're mostly veg, with some seafood), asparagus and cream cheese rolls, and sweet potato and caramelized onion rolls (for something different).

Should be good!
post #91 of 400
Frog, will you adopt me (and my two kids)? I want to eat at your house all the time.

We are having chicken and dumplings. Nothing like a nice hearty hot dinner for a 77° sunshiny day, huh?
post #92 of 400
Viking, the cooking and eating's what we do while we plan for Sperm Acquisition 2006.

Love to have you over for dinner, though.
post #93 of 400
Chicken and dumplings with green beans and fresh bread on the side.
post #94 of 400
Liza's lasagna, salad, bread. The lasagna has spiral pasta in a cream sauce with spinahc and cheese, with the tomato and meat sauce on top. Yum.
post #95 of 400
Bean and Cheese Crockpot Enchilada Casserole (what a mouthful!)
Seasoned rice
post #96 of 400
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Originally Posted by Alkenny
Bean and Cheese Crockpot Enchilada Casserole (what a mouthful!)
Share, please? I adore casseroles. And enchiladas. And crockpots. Not to mention beans and cheese!
post #97 of 400
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Originally Posted by Alkenny
Bean and Cheese Crockpot Enchilada Casserole (what a mouthful!)

Ooooh, recipe?
post #98 of 400
Lazy Pierogies
post #99 of 400
Tonight, DH made Sweet Lemon Salmon, from a Rachael Ray cookbook.

We started off with a organic spinach & strawberry salad with balsamic dressing. Mmmm. He made Texmati rice and some steamed stirfry veggies (from a frozen bag, not organic).

Here's a synopsis of the recipe: (not a quote, since he didn't do all of the recipe)

In a small pot, mis 3 TBSP light brown sugar 2 TBSP water and juice of 1 lemon. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer while stirring to dissolve sugar. Once at a simmer, cook for 1 min. Preheat ovenproof skillet with 2 TBSP vegetable oil over med-high heat. Season samon fillets with salt, peper and lemon juice. Cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side, then flip, brush with brown sugar-lemon mixture, put in 400 deg farenheit oven for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. DELISH!

Serve the salmon over the rice and drip the remaining juices on it all, yummy, yummy. That was our first time trying this and it is now a favorite. One of our children wouldn't eat it (fussy eater) but the other loved it.
post #100 of 400
I made a lentil and lamb stew tonight. Pretty much just made it up as I went along--sauted up some diced onions, celery, carrots, browned some lamb shanks in the same pot. Threw in 6 minced cloves of garlic, beef broth, red wine, fresh thyme, rosemary, some water to cover the shanks. Let simmer for about 3 hours. Threw in 1.5 bags of lentils, picked the meat off the shanks, threw the bones back in the pot. Diced up the meat, tossed it in, cubed up 2 potatoes and shredded up some kale. Can you say yum? Oh it was really good.

Have to say the inspiration for this dish was one of my viking era/danelaw romance novels. Love the way they discribe the foods between the heaving busoms and hairy chests! LOL
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