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Is that a good or a bad thing?!
Usually bad! But lots of variety at least!

Tonight is breakfast. Eggs, fried potatoes and onions, bacon (from my all natural pigs I raised) and toast.
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wurzlekind - I am sensing a trend in your meals


tonight is lamb kebabs with hummos, pita, and two kinds of eggplant salads

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Tonight is nachos for us.
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: I'm loving this thread. We are having breakfast. Bacon, eggs and toast. Hubby is going to work, DS and I are going swimming afterwards.
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Cobb sandwiches... mmmmmm!

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Some kind of chicken -- I think tenders, made with panko. With leftover zucchini and maybe some pasta with pesto.
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roast chicken, israeli cous cous, roasted cauliflower, challah, wine.....

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I am behind on posting..... Tonight will be braised pork chops with red bell pepper, cubanelles, and onion-- slow cooked with chicken stock. For sides, we will have mashed potatoes, gravy, spicy collard greens and rolls


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Can I have your recipe for Chicken, rice and broccoli casserole? Or does someone else have one I could have? Thanks!!
Here you go. I am sorry for not posting sooner.

Chicken, Rice and Broccoli Casserole

1 1/2 - 2 cups cooked chicken (shredded)
1 16 oz bag Bird's Eye baby broccoli florets (I cook this for about 5 mins)
1 tbsp butter
1 white onion diced
1-2 stalks celery diced
2 cups cooked rice (white or brown)
1 1/2 -2 cups cheddar cheese (I use sharp)
1/4 flour
1/4 cup butter
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups chicken stock (I use Kitchen Basics)
***Optional*** Add 1/4 cup slivered almonds in before baking



Saute diced onion and celery in 1 tbsp butter. Remove from skillet and set aside. In the skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter. Blend in the 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt until smooth. Heat until bubbling-- Slowly pour in the 2 cups chicken stock-- stir until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat and add 1 cup of cheese to the mixture and blend until smooth. Add sauteed onion and celery in when this is smooth.

Layer cooked rice, broccoli and chicken in buttered or sprayed baking dish ( I use a 13x9 or larger). Pour the cheese mixture over--- then sprinkle rest of cheese on top. Bake at 350 for about 40-45 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Sometimes, I add 1/4 cup slivered almonds to the mixutre before baking and it really adds a nice crunch. Either way, it's really good. This is a good one to make when you have leftover rotisserrie chicken


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roast chicken, israeli cous cous,
How do you make your israeli couscous? Or what do you do with it? I have some and I made it once but wasn't overly impressed. Looking for a good ideas for the rest of it! TIA!
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Tonight is grilled bbq chicken and grilled veggies.
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How do you make your israeli couscous? Or what do you do with it? I have some and I made it once but wasn't overly impressed. Looking for a good ideas for the rest of it! TIA!
my boys don't like when I add "things" to rice, cous cous, etc.... so I make them all the same. coat the pan with olive oil, swirl the grain around till toasted, add stock, and cook in the stock.

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wurzlekind - I am sensing a trend in your meals
A trend? Nooooo way!!!!!!


On friday we had leftovers for dinner, yesterday we went to a beergarden where we ate taboulé, sandwiches, mixed garden salad and french fries . Tonight we are again going to a beergarden where I'll bring marinated mushrooms+zucchini, baba ganoush, mixed garden salad, taboulé and sandwiches.
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Tonight we're having breaded tilapia, stir fried veggies and pasta.
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forgot to post yesterday.

last night was - roll your own sushi

tonight is breakfast for dinner. we're having bagels & lox ETA: and egg salad

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Shrimp, Broccoli, Carrots.

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Grilled Cheddar Ranch Burgers
Baked french fries
Corn on cob


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I'm doing black beans & tacos. last night we had pork chops... tomorrow I'm doing somethinhg with goat meat!
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We just did leftovers last night because I was lazy. So tonight will be the tilapia.
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tonight we are reheating spagettis and meat sauce from the freezer and making meatballs and more sauce to go along...

plus a salad

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MIL sent me home with a carcass from a roast chicken, so I'm thinking chicken noodle soup or chicken and rice soup.
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i have a few extra carcasses in the freezer - maybe I'll make matzah ball soup this week. thanks for the idea!

trying to only make dinners from food we have on hand this whole week

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zucchini quiche

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Last night we had the leftovers from DS's birthday party -- hot dogs, pesto pasta salad, tex-mex quinoa salad, cake.

Tonight I made a vegetable and cheese tart/frittata kind of thing. Pretty good, and I realized while we were eating it that everything in it except the cheese was locally grown/made!
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Tonight is salads with grilled chicken.
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Today is DD's b-day, so we are having shrimp. She loves shrimp! I think I am going to make either a stir-fry or a scampi.

Shrimp stir-fry or scampi
Yellow rice or thin spaghetti if we have scampi
Steamed asparagus
Rolls

Birthday cake
Ice cream

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dinner out of the freezer again tonight. stuffed peppers & nachos

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Quesadillas tonight. With fresh guacamole.
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I think I'm just going to make tuna sandwiches. : I haven't planned anything or taken anything out of the freezer. I do have to do something with our CSA green beans and thought about trying Barbara Kingsolver's "frijole guacamole" from AVM. I will also cut up some carrot sticks and serve those with homemade hummus and ranch dressing.
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We are having chicken in the crockpot. It's a recipe with salsa, black beans, corn, and cream cheese. I will make some rice to have it over as well.

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