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I'll get the ball rolling this month.

DH is grilling steaks and I'm roasting green beans and toasting kale.

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last night:

super easy veg curry (onion, tomato, celery. spinach) with kefir on top

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Tonight:

Chile, served with shredded raw milk cheddar & cultured sour cream.
Homemade sourdough rolls, served with local butter



In large cast iron skillet, add 2 lbs. of pastured ground beef (80% lean) & sautee til brown. Drain off extra fat.
Meanwhile, dice 3 local yellow onions & mince 6 cloves local garlic, and sautee in butter in a large pot. When transparent, add the drained beef.
Add. 3 cans (15-oz.) tomato sauce (plain - just tomatoes & spices).
Add 2 cans (the large ones - 28 oz.?) diced tomatoes (again, plain)
Add dried cumin & ancho chili powder to taste.
Add 3 cups water.
Cook on very low heat (sub-boil) for a couple of hours, stirring occasionally.
Top with shredded raw milk cheddar & cultured sour cream.

So the non-TF parts of the chile are that we also add 1 can (15 oz.) each of kidney beans and pinto beans - drained and rinsed - about an hour before serving, because we had em and I am a failed bean sprouter. lol :
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Last night was cowboy beans and rice.

Tonight I am making meatloaf for me and the kids (with turkey from the freezer for DP), scalloped potatoes, and green beans from last summer's CSA from the freezer.
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Last night:

We went out for Chinese:!

Tonight:
Chicken caccitore (slow cooker)
Salad
green beans


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Last night we had organic steaks and roasted potatoes. Planned to have broccoli & salad with it but it never happened!
Tonight we are having chili and cornbread. I think DH is making some bratwurst for himself.

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Last night we had chef's salads.

Tonight we're having baked beans, subs, and seven layer dip.
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last night was split pea soup made w/ a left over ham bone, and corn bread

tonight is pizza night
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Last night- Pad Thai

Tonight- Lentil soup and bread of some kind

Trying to balance a preschooler and peace....
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Last night was beef stew in the crock pot
Tonight dp is out watching the super bowl and ds is at his dad's house....maybe I will have popcorn
Tomorrow will be chicken something....not sure yet but I have chicken thighs I have to use up.

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We had a mushroom-goat cheese quiche and a caesar salad.
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We have sick ppl in the house, so it's chicken soup for them (bbs for the sick baby), and leftover turkey/veggie burgers and oranges.

I have a domestic rabbit dh butchered this weekend I wanted to cook, but no dice today....Maybe tomorrow. I think it would be great w/leftover grilled zucchini, eggplant, and portobellas in marinara sauce. :

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Dinner - Orange Marmalade Chicken, Asian veggies, Rice

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fresh sausages from the whole foods butcher, leftover homemade baked beans, Barefoot Contessa's cauliflower gratin, and a big green salad.:
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Last night was beef stew over mashed potatoes -- a postpartum gift from a dear friend. It was yummy!

Tonight was baked salmon; risotto w/ carrot, celery, onion, and shiitakes; & brussels sprouts.


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Last night: pizza and green salad

Tonight: Stuffed Pepper 'stoup' from Rachael Ray's new cookbook

Tomorrow: spicy itallian sausage wrapped up in a slice of cheese and then wrapped up in a piece of dough. There's a name for this but I have no idea!

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We're all taking turns getting sick this week, so we haven't been eating anything worth noting -- last night was take out.

Tonight: chicken breasts baked in leftover salad dressing, steamed whole artichokes and some type of carbohydrate for DH and DD.
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Interesting thread...

I don't know whether I feel inspired or embarrassed...

Last night I worked, and while there, I ate cheese, meat, and sesame crackers and hummus at my desk whiile I typed reports. Dh and the kids at home had leftover pizza.

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Well... norovirus is making the rounds here. Last night it was toast for the lucky few of us who could hold it down.

I'm hoping tonight we graduate to chicken soup & Ritz crackers*. :

(*yes I know... the unholy Ritz. They are only allowed in the house when the kids are barfing - they're so tasty & easy to digest
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Last night it was roasted veggies and pasta, tonight will probably be waffles or grilled cheese, and tomorrow will be a simple soup and bread.
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tonight is comfort food. nothing fancy.

crockpot barbeque short ribs (our own beef and sauce!)
garlic mashed potatoes
fried okra (ok i know this sounds terrible... but it is frozen from the garden and i'll use cornmeal and grapeseed oil...)

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Last night was scrambled egg & bacon sandwiches & oranges. I got lazy.

Tonight we're going to Pizza Hut for buffet night. Gross, I know, but hey, I have a gift card that should cover the whole meal!
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I did kale soup last night-- I make it a lot in winter. Potatoes, carrots, kale etc

I am currently roasting one of our chickens we raised this fall. I'll let it cool & then shred it, and the kids can make their own fajitas. I'll use the leftovers for chicken & brown rice soup tomorrow, and add carrots, garlic, onions etc.
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Tonight: probably burgers
Last night: Middle Eastern baked chicken on bread. I forgot the Arabic name for it, but it's really good. It's chicken seasoned with sumac and other spices, then spread out on pita bread layered between sauteed onions seasoned with more sumac, then baked in the pan the chicken baked in, so the bread absorbs all the yummy chicken flavor. Then garnish with toasted pine nuts. Oh my. I think there is some leftover in the fridge. I might have to go snack!
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Well, no Italian rabbit for us. Having rabbit/barley cabbage rolls instead.

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I dunno. I made a soup in the crockpot today with Italian-sausage meatballs, lentils, collards, other veggies and broth and some canned tomatoes, and I just tasted it, and it is So I am trying to decide whether I can doctor it up and save it, or if I should throw the whole thing out (makes me feel guilty to throw out so much food b/c we are pretty low on funds these days), or if I should fish out the meatballs and make pasta to go with them, or what. Ehh. I hate when my meals flop so dramatically like this, especially since it's a huge batch of floppy soup.
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What happened with your soup, Viking?

I ended up making chicken & dumplings and lima beans tonight. I didn't think the chicken & dumplings turned out very well, but the kids ate them up.
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What happened with your soup, Viking?
You mean originally, why did it turn out so poorly? Not sure, except I was not in the zone I threw a bunch of stuff together from the freezer and it just didn't really mesh well. Or do you mean what did I do with it? I ended up fishing out the meatballs, putting them with some jarred sauce for pasta. : Works well b/c DS and I like more meatballs than sauce, DP and Dd like more sauce, no meatballs, so we were able to divvy it up nicely. Had garlic cheese toast with it.

Tonight -- : I have a small head of cabbage to use, so I'm thinking of doing the caramelized cabbage, but not sure what to go with it! Maybe will do some baked beans and cornbread and keep it simple. Hmmm...
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last night we had tostadas with ground turkey and spices, shredded lettuce and cabbage, guac, cheese, and greek yogurt mixed with chopped olives.

tonight, roasted chicken, gravy, gold beets and their greens, and asparagus, along with some roasted fingerling potatoes.::
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Last night we went out.

Tonight is baked tilapia, pasta and whatever veggie looks good at the store today.
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