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Ravioli stuffed with spinach, sautéed mushrooms and feta.

Salad.

Carrot muffins w/cream cheese frosting for dessert.



Tomorrow night will be a crockpot-ed savory sweet potato dish (browned round steak, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, etc) served over brown rice.

I think I'll freeze up some chocolate pudding pops for dessert.

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Ravioli stuffed with spinach, sautéed mushrooms and feta.

Salad.

Carrot muffins w/cream cheese frosting for dessert.



Tomorrow night will be a crockpot-ed savory sweet potato dish (browned round steak, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, etc) served over brown rice.

I think I'll freeze up some chocolate pudding pops for dessert.
I want to eat at your house!

Do you have a recipe for the crock pot dish?

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A big pot of spaghetti. Lot sof bell pepper, onion, garlic, fresh basil, bay leaf, oregano. Summer squash, carrot, spinach, in Organic vodka sauce.With grassfed ground beef. Over spelt noodles.
For dessert-strawberries and cream(maybe cocoa cream?)

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Pm'ed you the recipe, typo-rific title and all!

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Chicken and broccoli stir fry we were supposed to have last night but got sidetracked by tornadoes.
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Ack! Tornados! You and yours are okay?

Last night, turtle made fabu miso soup with some of the stuff from our CSA--baby carrots, spinach, and scallions. Tasty!
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we had grilled tofu (in a mirin/soy marinade) and sesame garlic soba.

NO idea for tonight, but we have a whole whack of gorgeous Roma tomatoes on the counter, so I may do something with those.
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i think tonight i might try my hand at some homemade ravioli (using wonton skins for the outerlayer...has anyone done this....does it work?)....i have some baby portabellas that i need to use up and i think this will be how i use them....

not sure what else i'll have with the ravioli....its hard for me to get motivated to cook lately because my dp has moved to second shift, so he's not around to motivate me....hehehe...plus i'm pregnant and lazy...hehehe.....
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I got our SCA basket on Tuesday, so we've been eating from that.

Tuesday night was:
Spinach & garlic sauteed in olive oil with a couple of my canned tomatoes chopped up (Halley Plum tomatoes, canned last summer--I had a couple left over from a sauce I made the other night) then tossed with slices of grilled chicken breast (cooked separately), all served over whole wheat spaghetti with fresh-grated parmesan

Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream

Wednesday was:
Braised Swiss chard with sauteed onion, chopped raisins & dried cranberries, and goat cheese over whole wheat rigatoni.

Fresh green salad with a greenhouse tomato (from our neighborhood organic farm) and balsamic dressing.

Sliced strawberries over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Tonight? I'll make something with sugar snap peas and chicken. Maybe a stir fry, or maybe something with spinach. Probably stir fry with peas, pepper, onion, carrots, and chicken over brown rice.

And more strawberries!
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i think tonight i might try my hand at some homemade ravioli (using wonton skins for the outerlayer...has anyone done this....does it work?)....
I've done it once. I used wonton skins to make a pumpkin ravioli. I was pretty underwhelmed, but it might have been the filling more than anything else. But the raviolis themselves don't have a lot of body (the "pasta" part) and I think that disappointed me, too.

Then I made potstickers with them a few nights later and was super-happy.

I think you stand a good chance of being happy with the ravioli if you really like the filling that you're using, though. I think the mushrooms will be good, whether you go to the trouble of making them into ravioli or not!
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I've done it once. I used wonton skins to make a pumpkin ravioli. I was pretty underwhelmed, but it might have been the filling more than anything else. But the raviolis themselves don't have a lot of body (the "pasta" part) and I think that disappointed me, too.

Then I made potstickers with them a few nights later and was super-happy.

I think you stand a good chance of being happy with the ravioli if you really like the filling that you're using, though. I think the mushrooms will be good, whether you go to the trouble of making them into ravioli or not!
thanks.....mmm...now you have me thinking of potstickers....hehehe....
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OT: Yep, we're fine (we hightailed it to my mom's and her basement). Thanks for asking.
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alsoSarah-could you please post your crockpot round steak/sweet potato recipe? thanks!
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alsoSarah-could you please post your crockpot round steak/sweet potato recipe? thanks!
"Louisiana Sweet Potato Dish" (Veggie... Or, not.)


Peel 4 medium-sized (or 2 extra-large) sweet potatoes and slice them 1 inch thick. Layer in a sprayed crockpot with 1 large green bell pepper, thickly sliced, and one large sweet onion, separated into thick rings. (If you are feeling carnivorous, you can put 1 1/2 pounds of well-browned round steak under the vegetables when you do your layering.)

Cook 3T. (or more) of chopped garlic over low heat in 3T. of olive oil. Add a pinch of nutmeg, 1 1/2T. of thyme, 1/2t. (or more) of black pepper, and 3T. of flour--cook, stirring constantly, for one minute. Add 1/8 cup of water, one large can of whole tomatoes (lightly broken up) and their juice, plus 2t (or 2 cubes) beef (or veggie) boullion. Heat to a simmer. Pour this mixture over your veggies.

Crockpot on low.

To serve as an entrée, serve over brown rice, biscuits, or wide egg noodles.

The veggie version of this (served without the rice or other starch) makes a great non-traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato side-dish.

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Grilled burgers, baked potato wedges and corn on the cob
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thanks alsoSarah!
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i think tonight i might try my hand at some homemade ravioli (using wonton skins for the outerlayer...has anyone done this....does it work?)....i have some baby portabellas that i need to use up and i think this will be how i use them....
Scarlettrose, I don't know if you did this last night or not, but here is the recipe I saw Michael Chiarello (Food Network) use: Wild Mushroom Ravioli.

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Scarlettrose, I don't know if you did this last night or not, but here is the recipe I saw Michael Chiarello (Food Network) use: Wild Mushroom Ravioli.
hehehe....i was feeling lazy by the time i got home last night, so i bought some pierogies and ate those instead....but tonight...i SHALL make my homemade ravioli and THANK YOU for the recipe....it looks really yummy...i'll be using baby portabellos instead of those other mushrooms.....
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Last night, turtle made dal and very yummy rice.
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UGGG, how are some of you managing to turn on the oven? It is going to be 103 here today & moveing up to 107 by Monday. :

DH just decided that we are going to try a new recipe for mixed grilled veggies w/ eggplant (we've never cooked w/ eggplant before) & I will probably make some kind of grain to go with it, hmmmm maybe quinoa

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oriental stir fry with chicken

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chile rellenos
red rice
pintos
homemade ww tortillas

ah gotta love my MIL!!

watermellon for desert
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A really good Beef taco casserole made in the turbo cooker and steamed veggies. All this meat has been pretty icky for me. But it's been a real easy (lazy persons) way to boost my iron levels up.

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UGGG, how are some of you managing to turn on the oven? It is going to be 103 here today & moveing up to 107 by Monday. :
Only 75-80 here.

Well, last night ended up a bust because I was busy catching some bill paying up so tonight is our grilled burgers, baked potato wedges and corn on the cob....last night was mac and cheese and green beans.
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This thread is great for inspiration, so thank you all! I thought I'd add my small contribution, for whatever it's worth.
Last night we had Chicken Taco Soup (made in crockpot) and I also made corn muffins to go with it.
Tonight we had spaghetti with tomato sauce, french bread with butter, and a yummy salad of spinach, strawberries, and toasted almonds, with a home-made balsamic vinaigrette.

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Last night I made a big pan of mac and cheese and some chard. Tasty! I froze two portions of the mac and cheese with some peas for when I need an easy lunch, and I made some extra pasta with which I made a tuna salad with the peas from our farm share.
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We're having basmati rice pilaf and poached salmon tonight. Wild pacific, of course . Some steamed veggies too.

4 kids under 10
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Last night was cheese and rice enchiladas, tossed salad on the side.
Tonight is lentil soup.
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Last night we had a yummy southwestern salad -- greens, chicken, red onion, black beans, monterey jack cheese -- with homemade chipotle ranch dressing.

Tonight -- no bleepin' idea. Something that won't heat up the kitchen. Maybe I'll go look over the ginormous crockpot thread for ideers...
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probably bok choy from our CSA box last week, and some teriyaki chicken, over jasmine rice.

I will also be making a gargantuan amount of pesto to use up basil from the csa box. It is so good I hate to see it go to waste.
Here's how I make mine.

1/2 cup of pine nuts, toasted lightly.(in a dry cast iron skillet for a few minutes only)
a large handful of Basil
pinch of salt/peper
a large squirt of lemon juice, to taste.
1/2- 3/4 cup of parmesean cheese.
about 1 cup of Olive oil, or more to make consistancy you desire.
a few large cloves of garlic

puree everything in a blender or food processor.

Now, I don't really measure much, so these are all estimates, you have been warned.

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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