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OK well it's the new year now! What are you and your family planning to have for dinner? Feel free to post breakfast or lunch as well!

Tonight we are having Sausage Gravy over Biscuits, Spinach & Cheese Scrambles, choice of fruit

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Tonight is breakfast for dinner.
French toast, bacon and eggs.
maybe pancakes instead of french toast.
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Plans for the next few dinners:

Roast chicken, brussel sprouts and some potato side dish

Gf biscuits and sausage gravy, side of fruit

Black bean patties with rice and carrots
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Tonight I'm going out with a friend and the boys are having ham and mashed potatoes.
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I'll make black bean soup to go with leftover sausage balls and cheese and crackers from our New Year's Eve party last night.

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My goal for 2009 is to make more of what we eat at home. I would LOVE to make WAY more from "scratch".

The being said.

Tonight, we are having Filet Mignon and Stuffed Baked Potatoes from Omaha Steaks.

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we are having what we have every year. black eyed peas and greens with cornbread. for good luck, right? (hoping so)

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My goal for 2009 is to make more of what we eat at home. I would LOVE to make WAY more from "scratch".

The being said.

Tonight, we are having Filet Mignon and Stuffed Baked Potatoes from Omaha Steaks.

Mrs B
This is an awesome goal. This was our goal for 2008 and I'm happy to say we now cook 99% from scratch. Processed food is just not a part of our lives any more! : We are happier, healthier, and love cooking.

My nutrition goal for 2009 is more fruits and veggies, instead of just a little bit at lunch and salad or crudites at dinner. More juicing etc. So we are going to have smoothies every morning for breakfast, and try to have a fruit and a veggie portion with every meal.

Tonight is seafood chowder, crusty homemade bread, and spinich salad with kiwi fruit and toasted pecans and a citrus dressing.

I am not crunchy enough for this forum. Everyday I get a little crunchier though! :
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Ham
scalloped potatoes
corn bread
brocolli

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Miso soup with shrimp, scallions and shiitake mushrooms.

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we would up getting pizza with my in laws.

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Tonight:
13 bean hodgepodge (13 bean mix with diced canned tomatoes and lots of garlic)
all corn-bread (no white flour mixed in)
mustard greens with bacon

Tomorrow:
out for our date (probably burgers)

Saturday:
roast duck
brussells sprouts with pancetta
acorn squash

Then I need to make menus and shop for next week!

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Sunday night my house is getting back together after six weeks of break, and we're making a big dinner of latkes and any other yumminess our families/friends send us back with.
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We had the standard (for our family anyway) dinner for New Years Day, went to MILs and had a great dinner with the family.

Ham
Black-eye Peas
Collard Greens
Corn Bread
Mashed Potatoes and gravy
Plus a few appetizers left over from last night.
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Tonight we had Chicken and Black bean tacos, tomorrow I'm thinking Black Bean Chilli with ground Turkey and the day after Chicken Fajitas.

I have no idea for lunch tomorrow, today we had Tostada's.

Seriously?
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Ok, we had a strange day...

breakfast: yogurt and toast for dd, bagel for me
lunch (late due to extra long nap for mommy and dd): chocolate chip pancakes - made from scratch, so they aren't THAT bad, right???
Dinner: chicken cutlets, a broccoli-cheese quiche and a green salad with homemade dressing, all made by my aunt

I think tomorrow we are having eggplant parmagiana made by my mother. Having visiting family means lots of family meals and less cooking for me!

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It's Jan 2nd here already, & tonight we had grilled chicken breast & grilled zucchini, with potato/parsley/lemon juice/feta cheese salad & a side of quickly marinaded cucumbers.

That meal sounds kind of fancy, but was actually pretty quick to make. You just need the fresh ingredients on hand.

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Tonight is panini's (with yesterday's leftover ham), and some veggie I haven't decided on yet.
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Well I made a delicious black eyed pea dish yesterday with sausage, rice & veggies in it. But then my parents came and took us out to dinner.

So we'll eat the black eyed peas tonight. Mmm.

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My MIL gave me a pasta press for Christmas, so I think I'll use it tonight to make basil fettuccine! I'm so excited!

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chicken schnitzel & some roasted veggie & either potatoes or rice....

and challah

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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Well I made a delicious black eyed pea dish yesterday with sausage, rice & veggies in it. But then my parents came and took us out to dinner.

So we'll eat the black eyed peas tonight. Mmm.
can you tell me how you made this/ what's in it (exactly LOL) ? - I have two bags of frozen black eyed peas (It was BOGO at Publix Greenwise) and I can buy sausage at the kosher butcher next week....

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Tonight we're having homemade pizza. Whole-wheat crust, olives, artichoke hearts, feta cheese. Mmm.
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Not sure what I'm doing tonight, my oldest 2 are spending the night at grandma's so it's just DS and the baby with DH and I so maybe we'll order in. If not then I'm thinking about making garlic chicken with rice and asparagus
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January 1 we had chicken fried deer steak, rice & gravy, field peas with snaps, and rolls.

Tonight we went out for dinner at a Mexican restaurant. I had chiles rellenos. :
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can you tell me how you made this/ what's in it (exactly LOL) ? - I have two bags of frozen black eyed peas (It was BOGO at Publix Greenwise) and I can buy sausage at the kosher butcher next week....
Here is the recipe I used, found it in our local paper. It was wonderful, but not the lowest fat thing you'll ever eat.

1/2 pd bacon
1 large onion
1 large bell pepper
2 stalks celery
2 tbl garlic
2 cans chicken stock (I used homemade)
1 pd smoked sausage
1 pd black eye peas (already soaked)
bay leaves
red pepper
thyme
1 14oz can tomatoes
rice (about 3 cups)


Cook bacon in dutch oven. Remove bacon (eat or store) and saute onion, pepper & celery in bacon grease. When onions are clear, add garlic

Add stock, sausage, peas & seasonings. Cover and simmer 2 hours.

Once beans are done add tomatos & cooked rice and cook uncovered on low (stirring to prevent sticking) for about 10 mins.

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thanks! this sounds good! I don't eat bacon so I'd just use olive oil...

to make it perfect for new years I'd add in chopped collards LOL
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Here is the recipe I used, found it in our local paper. It was wonderful, but not the lowest fat thing you'll ever eat.

1/2 pd bacon
1 large onion
1 large bell pepper
2 stalks celery
2 tbl garlic
2 cans chicken stock (I used homemade)
1 pd smoked sausage
1 pd black eye peas (already soaked)
bay leaves
red pepper
thyme
1 14oz can tomatoes
rice (about 3 cups)


Cook bacon in dutch oven. Remove bacon (eat or store) and saute onion, pepper & celery in bacon grease. When onions are clear, add garlic

Add stock, sausage, peas & seasonings. Cover and simmer 2 hours.

Once beans are done add tomatos & cooked rice and cook uncovered on low (stirring to prevent sticking) for about 10 mins.

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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Well, last night I made pasta with basil in it from scratch and it was a huge hit! I served it with some butter, Parm cheese, and broccoli. Tonight I'm going to try out the pasta press again, my plan is to try whole wheat pasta with some garlic in it, use the press to make it into spaghetti, and I have some jarred garlic and onion spaghetti sauce. And a salad on the side.

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wow there are so many yummy recipes in this thread already!! It would be ridiculous to quote all the ones that pique my interest but I'd like to send out a collective THANK YOU!

I have been making crockpot beef stew lately. My first batch of the year has been going since about midnight and I'm about to pop it in the fridge so hopefully I can skim the top before I reheat it for dinner. This one has potato & carrot. I'm planning to get tomato at the store today to add later :P.
I like to make tomato rice (adding a small can of tomato sauce at the end & letting it cook a little longer to thicken) and pour the stew over it!! Super delicious! Especially if the stew is missing potatoes, then the rice is just what it needs.

The other night I used some of the same things in sort of a hodge-podge. I started out knowing I needed to use potatoes and ground turkey and I was scratching my head like umm, how do these go together in something quick?? I figured it out! I cooked up diced potato & matchstick cut carrots in the frying pan, then set them aside & cooked ground turkey. Added some corn as well, mixed, heated it all some more, and seasoned with garlic, cumin, oregano, and all the usual characters.. it turned out well! Sort of a modified picadillo. I started out knowing I needed to use potatoes and ground turkey and I was scratching my head like umm, how do these go together in something quick?? I figured it out!

Then last night I made a red sauce to go with spaghetti squash. I've made this recipe a few times over the last few months and this time I varied significantly from it. Didn't have wine or several other ingredients but made a sort of similar freestyle sauce. I think it would have been good but the squash didn't cook all the way.. ? we kept putting it back into the oven and it was just ..crunchy. Finally we gave it a full hour in the oven and then put it into the fridge so I will probably try to salvage it tomorrow if I can.

happy cooking!
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Tonight we're going to a potluck at my parents house for the football game. I'm bringing an antipasto platter.
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