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#61 of 400 Old 05-19-2006, 10:59 AM
 
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Last night was take out--turtle had fatoosh and I had lentil soup with bread. We also had pickles and garlic dip. Yummy!

For dessert (for me), a mini ice cream sandwich, which is one of my guilty pleasures.
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Thanks for the pad thai recipe!

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Huge salad bar. When I put out a salad bar for dinner, I get serious. There are more toppings to choose from than if we were at Sizzler. I'll bake some biscuits to along with it, but nobody ever eats them anyway.
great idea!

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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I love the salad bar idea. Our CSA is just about to start and that will be just excellent for us!

Last night was mushroom and spinach gratin (with brown rice) and roasted asparagus. The asparagus was AMAZING.
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last night, we had thai peanut noodles with veggies, and tonight we are going to have tacos from the NT cookbook. gonna have all the 'fixin's too, I think--lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, sliced olives, sour cream. Gonna just toss everything in the middle of the table with whole grain flour tortillas and stand back Dss is over this weekend, and he is not allowed to eat with his hands at his house, so we tend to be less formal when he is here.
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Either a sheperd's pie or chicken stew over mashed potatoes. I can't decide whether i want my potatoes on the top or on the bottom.
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Last night was lamb shanks slow cooked with vinegar, stewed tomatoes, and herbs. This was served with brown rice, with a couple spoonfuls of kefir on the side. DH likes his stewed meat with sour cream but I've been substituting yogurt or kefir. The broth around the shanks gelled overnight.

Tonight will be a version of Bi Bam Bop -- medium grain brown rice, gently sauteed watercress, mung bean sprouts, beef cooked in soy sauce, kim chee, fermented bean paste, and an egg over-easy. I put everything in pretty piles on individual plates, and then we mix it all up and dig in.
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What a fantastic thread with so many great ideas for meals!!! I love it!!!

Anyway, we're just sitting here waiting for the Chinese food that we ordered to arrive.

LOL. We're going to have plenty of left-overs, too, but that should stretch to make at least another two meals.
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We had pete-zee (that's pizza for those that don't speak toddler ) with tomatoes, black olives, onion, feta...mmmm...
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Last night I made a miso/ginger/cilantro sauce with coconut milk and poached some salmon patties in it Served over basmati rice.Oh, and some squash from our CSA box got added too, and we put Bragg's on top

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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Last night we had crab in a white wine sauce with roasted asparagus (still AMAZING) over jasmine rice. SO good.
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And last night was calabacitas chilequiles--essentially, that's zucchini and summer squash diced and sauteed with garlic and onions, then layered with corn tortillas with a little bit of cheese and baked.

So. Good.
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Mmmm Frog, that sounds delish!

Tonight we had spaghetti and garlic bread!

Tomorrow, I have a couple of hours to think! Maybe chicken something.
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We're pretty boring around here tonight:

Trader Joe's fish sticks (the only all-natural ones I can find!), baked beans and a big salad.
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Vegetable lasagna, salad and garlic parmesan bread
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So fun to see what everyone is eating!!

Last night we had Bacon and Chicken Corn Chowder (which will also be today's lunch).

Tonight is Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas on Sprouted Tortillas with Homemade Salsa (which will then be Wednesday's lunch).

Cooking for 2 pretty much means we eat every meal twice: first for dinner and then for the next days' lunch.
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Last night was amazing. We had hot and sour chickpeas over brown rice, green beans cooked in garlic and ginger, and, the VERY best part, these amazing vegetable patties--turtle modified a recipe from a Moosewood cookbook and they were just incredible. Chunks of potato studded with corn and peas, pressed in bread crumbs and pan fried.

I'm eating the chick peas and green beans for breakfast right now!
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Last night was garlic-parmesan chicken tenders, sweet potato fries and roasted asparagus (the first of our CSA bounty came in last week!). Tonight I'm making Lentils Ole, with some brown rice, cheese, salsa and lettuce. The Lentils Ole is a new recipe I'm trying; I'll let y'all know how it comes out, if anyone's interested.
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VikingKVinna, do you bake your fries or fry them? I've made them both ways and, frankly, I've been underwhelmed with myself.
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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

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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!
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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....

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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

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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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.
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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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Tonight is lentil soup, fruit salad and a rosemary bread.
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Last night was BBQ tempeh with steamed, short grain brown rice.

Tonight we're having Falafel with tahini sauce
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Our favorite... Beef Stroganoff! (Egg noddles and Broccoli, too)
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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!
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