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Old 04-28-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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I'm loving this thread!!!!!!!


Tonite we are having leftovers from the weekend. Linguini w/ clam sauce, bbq bologna, and hobo packets. DS will probably have some strawberries and grapes w/ his meal! :
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what are hobo packets? I'm intrigued. . .

last night we had lentil soup with beluga lentils, carrot, celery, spinach and tomato and potatoes sauteed in olive oil with onions

tonight I have NO freaking idea. There's a bunch of non-compatible ingredients in my house. I hate when this happens. Maybe salmon salad sandwiches or baked lentils?

finally midwife mama to my home-birthed nurslings: Noemi Sakura 16.10.07 & Seder Pádraig 13.7.09 and partner to their lovely daddy
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Tonight is Peanut Broccoli & Chicken Stir-Fry from here.
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I can't see this link and would love the recipe - it sounds delicious! :
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roasted leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic, baked sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, homemade mac and cheese and a big salad.:
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What, nobody eating dinner tonight?

DH is out so we're having our leftover noodle bowls from Pei Wei restaurant that we had for lunch. Yum!
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We had spaghetti (actually w.w. linguine ) and meatballs tonight.
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I can't see this link and would love the recipe - it sounds delicious! :
Not sure why the link didn't work. Here's the recipe though. It turned out really well and my kiddos loved it. I used sesame oil in place of the peanut/canola suggestion.

For the stir-fry::

2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
1-2 teaspoons curry paste, hot or mild, to taste
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 red onion, sliced or diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2-3 cups chicken pieces - if using raw chicken, take proper handling precautions
2 cups broccoli florets
1 large red bell pepper, cored, sliced thinly
2 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks
2 cups thinly shredded cabbage (save time and use a cole slaw mix)

For the sauce::

Combine:
1 1/2 cups hot gluten-free chicken broth
2-3 generous tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter (sugar-free)
1 tablespoon unsulphured molasses* see notes
Juice from half a lime, or to taste
Pinch of cayenne pepper or spicy red pepper flakes, to taste


When the rice is almost done, heat the oil over medium heat in a wok (or large deep sided skillet) and stir in the curry paste and ginger; cook for a minute to infuse the oil.

Add in the onion and cook for 5 minutes, till softened. Add the garlic and chicken and stir-fry it till it starts to turn a bit golden. Toss in the veggies and do some more stirring. After a minute or two, add the peanut sauce [you've tasted it, right?] and continue to cook until the chicken is done [no longer pink inside] and the veggies are tender-crisp. Don't overcook- stir-fried veggies are best with a fresh, slightly crisp bite [but you know that, right?].

Fluff the rice and divide between 4 warmed bowls. Spoon the peanut chicken and vegetables on top. Get every last drop of the sauce. Eat!
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Tonight the kids and I had leftover bean-tomato-zucchini-sausage "goulash" (our term for a stewed mish-mash) over rice. The goulash also included garlic, onions, and oregano sauteed in olive oil, and feta and olives on top.

DH came home late and had chicken noodle soup from a can.
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tonight were having sloppy joes,oven potatoes, and maybe carrots or something.

Last night had: grilled ribs,mashed potatoes,green beans


Normally don't eat so many potatoes but my mom sent me like 10 lbs and I don't want them to go to waste. Emily

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Cream of asparagus and broccoli soup, and no-knead rolls if I can get my act together to make them.
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last night we had a lazy dinner of pasta and sauce from the freezer, with a side of mixed veggies.

tonight will be dover sole baked with lemon juice and butter, brown rice, beets and their greens cooked together with some garlic, and broccoli.
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Last night we had chicken, rice and cheese burritos. The kids had plain bean ones.

Tonight is sweet and sour chicken and fried rice.
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We're having stuffed bell peppers & spinach salad tonight.
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Tonight we are having a big bowl of Turkey chili with tons of hidden veggies from my puree day Monday, with a big greek salad and a crusty bun with butter, cheese sprinkled on top of the chili and avocado on mine.

Last night was burgers with more hidden veggies and cheese, sauteed broccoli and cauliflower, and a hidden veggie brownie.

Can you tell which book I bought recently? LOL
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Tonight we are having a big bowl of Turkey chili with tons of hidden veggies from my puree day Monday, with a big greek salad and a crusty bun with butter, cheese sprinkled on top of the chili and avocado on mine.

Last night was burgers with more hidden veggies and cheese, sauteed broccoli and cauliflower, and a hidden veggie brownie.

Can you tell which book I bought recently? LOL
Sounds yummy! How has the fam reacted to the hidden veggies? Not at all, I hope? Ooh, and what veggie is in the brownie? How are they?
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Tonight, we went to Cici's Pizza... not really that good, but I have a final in the morning and need to study for it.

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i'd like to know what veggies were in the brownies too (sounds yummy) and the name of that book

last night we had garlic & olive oil pasta, a field greens salad and crusty bread.

tonight was homemade veggie soup and homemade bread.
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Lamb shoulder chops braised in tomato sauce with rice pilaf, then tossed a can of green beans into the braise - mmm, mmm, good!

Dh made awesome chicken paprikash with dumplings last night.
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I did a veggie soup tonight. Onion & garlic in olive oil. Then carrots, celery, & a few chopped tomatoes thrown in with some veggie broth. I had some frorzen green beans that I chopped up and plopped in. I added some rosemary, salt & a little pepper. When it was hot and simmerring, I added a 1/2 cup of whole wheat elbow pasta.

For some of us, it was too hot, too thin, and so I stirred in a tiny amount of sour cream cool it off and give it some heft.

Soup is always tastier and thicker the next day.

I so rarely plan ahead.
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I can't decide what the heck we are having. Baby is really unpredicatble lately in mood at dinner time so I'm trying to figure out if I want to make something simple at dinner time or prepare something more substantial at naptime and reheat at dinner.

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tonight were having chicken casserole and garlic toast. Hopefully its good!

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