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Hi there~

as I am finally having quieter evenings my time in MDC will increase during the next weeks and I decided to open the Dinner-Thread this month. And because I looove FOOD

I am not yet sure what we will be having for dinner tonight as there's a little fair in our town called 'Schlossgartenfest' (Palace Garden Fair). Mind you, the so-called palace is an ancient house that was build during Art Nouveau but 'Palace' sounds much better, doesn't it?!

But back to dinner - either we'll have a quick dinner at home (sandwiches and various salads) or fast food at the fair
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You probably want to post a link to this thread in the old thread so that people see it.

Your evening sounds fun.

I think we are having breakfast for dinner, DH's choice. He decided on Friday's that he wants to cook since he gets off early, and he wants to make a different breakfast each week. We all enjoy breakfast foods but rarely feel like making them in the morning, so we are going to have them at night.

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Tonight we're having this sweet & spicy kielbasa in the crockpot. But I had to modify it a bit since we're out of brown sugar. And the mustard that was supposed to go in too. So I guess I'm just making up a recipe with kielbasa in it!

We'll have rice with it and a salad too.
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Lunch today will be leftover grilled chiken in a hot curry sauce that I made last night. Tonight is pesto pizza. The basil in the garden is beautiful and calling to me.

I need to do something with mint soon, as the mint plant is also calling.
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I'm making red beans (I think there cranberry beans?), coconut rice and a salad for dinner tonight. One last good vegetatian meal before a long weekend of junk at the in-laws....
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We're going to a picnic/potluck/cookout for DP's work, so who knows what we'll be eating...! Probably the standard hot dogs and hamburgers and cold salads and chips, but that's OK...'tis the season.. .I was asked to bring a dessert so I made two pans of brownies.
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You probably want to post a link to this thread in the old thread so that people see it.
Thanks for that reminder! I just put a link in the old thread

My dinner was totally different as I had previously planned it because we were so HUNGRY! So we had pork chops, spaetzle, homegrown yellow zucchini in cream sauce and two antipasti salads from yesterdays beergarden event. One was a carrot+feta+mint+cumin+lemon/garlic/olive oil dressing-salad (a Bill Granger recipe) and the other were roasted egg plant slices w/garlicky vinaigrette

Unfortunately our festival was drowned in an awful lot of rain so we went back home rather quickly
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Tonight pork chops, hush puppies and homemade cole slaw. DH is making his famous Pozole for tomorrow night.

Last night was flank steak with baby red potatoes and broccoli out of our friends garden, boy was that good!
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Yum......love this thread
Last night was lasagna and garlic bread--sauteed yellow summer squash on the side.
Tonight not sure....may not even eat at home...
I know what I'd like to have---if I had the ingredients on hand.....I'd make
chicken mole enchilladas with fresh guacomole & a spicy brown rice w/ jalepenos & pineapple--Yum!
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i'm going to a potluck and bringing cold sesame noodles with shredded chicken & edamame

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We are roasting a leg of lamb on the smoker and I made tzatziki. Having that with pitas and horiatiki salad and some fresh fruit. I got some organic peaches, melon and figs.
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We are roasting a leg of lamb on the smoker and I made tzatziki. Having that with pitas and horiatiki salad and some fresh fruit. I got some organic peaches, melon and figs.
That sounds wonderful. I love Greek food. I have a pile of cucumbers that would make a nice tzatziki.
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I made a hash-like thing with chorizo, onions, green peppers and potatos. It's one of my favorite things to make when we get lots of green peppers from the CSA. Yum.

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I made a hash-like thing with chorizo, onions, green peppers and potatos. It's one of my favorite things to make when we get lots of green peppers from the CSA. Yum.
Sounds awesome, and I have some chorizo in my freezer -- do you have an actual recipe for this, or is it a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants thing?
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Hmm, we are having my parents over for my stepdad's birthday dinner...brats & hot dogs on the grill, Poineer Woman's fresh green beans (sooo yummy they are like candy, I swear), yellow cake with 2 kinds of homemade chocolate frosting. Oh and maybe corn on the cob.
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i'm going simple tonight.

salmon and tomato salad. - got the recipe off the back of the aldi grocery store flyer, lol.

sounded pretty good so i thought 'why not' for the menu for this week. *grin*

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eta: recipe

http://www.aldimeals.com/cgi-bin/recipe?id.18296
  • 1/2 lb. Artic Bay canned salmon, drained , skin & bones removed, broken into chunks
  • 2-2/3 cups Happy Harvest frozen green beans, thawed
  • 1-1/4 small onions, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1-1/4 tsp. Spice Club minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 Tbs. Salad Mate Italian dressing
  • 2 cups Freshire Farms spring salad mix
  • 1-1/3 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
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I made a hash-like thing with chorizo, onions, green peppers and potatos. It's one of my favorite things to make when we get lots of green peppers from the CSA. Yum.
Yum!

We're going to a bbq for my grandma's 80th bday so hamburger, hot dogs, potato salad, etc.
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was supposed to be fish cakes and mac & cheese but my dh used up all the cheese this morning

i'm a little pissed and don't want to go to the store.

I slept at my in laws last night & just got home. dh is at work and I'm alone with all three kids....

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Tonight we're having this sweet & spicy kielbasa in the crockpot. But I had to modify it a bit since we're out of brown sugar. And the mustard that was supposed to go in too. So I guess I'm just making up a recipe with kielbasa in it!

We'll have rice with it and a salad too.
Do you have a recipe for the kielbasa?:

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We are roasting a leg of lamb on the smoker and I made tzatziki. Having that with pitas and horiatiki salad and some fresh fruit. I got some organic peaches, melon and figs.
Yum Yum!

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DP made pesto, and we're having that on salmon, with roasted potatoes and sauteed zucchini from our CSA. Simple, good.
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I am driven to distraction by our lamb shoulder roast (deglazed with port!) braising away in the slow cooker. Yum. I've never had this cut of meat before, but it's one of the last left of our lamb purchase from last year. With it we'll have mashed potatoes, green beans with slivered almonds and either a roly poly zucchini and tomato sautee or just a green salad with tomatoes and goat cheese, with a little basil thrown in. Leftover cobbler for dessert.
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my mom reminded me how much the kids like ketchup and butter on macaroni haha

so that's what we had with the fish cakes

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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Tonight we had grilled burgers and corn on the cob, roasted broccoli fresh from the garden, and blueberries from my grandparents' bushes.

Tomorrow we're having grilled shrimp kabobs with various veggies from the garden and the farmer's market. I'm going to serve it over Health Nut Rice and with a salad on the side.

Monday we're having alfredo, home-grown broccoli, and garlic bread.

Tuesday it will be Chili-Lime Chicken Kabobs, Coconut Rice, veggie yet to be determined, and fruit.

Wednesday we're having Chicken Souvlaki on wraps with plenty of feta cheese, tzatziki sauce, cucumbers and spinach from the garden, and a huge fruit salad.

Thursday we're having Salmon with Lemon & Dill, red new potatoes, salad, and fruit salad.

That's as far as I have planned.


Question: Can I use eggplant for my shrimp kebabs? I bought one today but I haven't had eggplant in years and I didn't like it so I don't know how to prepare it!

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I was all hungry and went fancy-like for dinner. : lol I made an almond- encrusted sockeye salmon on the grill with zuchinni sauteed in sesame oil. I mixed up a Greek yogurt/salt/lemon/olive oil/mint sauce that I put over the zuke. I also did a side platter of my sliced garden cucs & garden tomatoes that I sprinkled w/a bit or olive oil, salt & cracked pepper. The yogurt dressing was really cooling with the hottness of the minced peppers (garden) in the almond crumbs.

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Last night, I had a migraine, so the family had jarred sauce over angel hair pasta.

MIL is coming for a visit, so I plan to cook for her. I am thinking we will have:

Pork roast (made in the Nesco) with new potatoes, onions, chicken broth, garlic, and whatever herbs I have on hand.

Rice

Slow cooked green beans-- maybe a salad too if I can get to the store

Rolls

Dessert: Ice cream

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tonight we are having "carrot cake pancakes" out of the freezer.

tomorrow it is just me & one of my boys for dinner so maybe we'll go out to sushi?

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Tonight we had grilled burgers and corn on the cob, roasted broccoli fresh from the garden, and blueberries from my grandparents' bushes.

Tomorrow we're having grilled shrimp kabobs with various veggies from the garden and the farmer's market. I'm going to serve it over Health Nut Rice and with a salad on the side.

Monday we're having alfredo, home-grown broccoli, and garlic bread.

Tuesday it will be Chili-Lime Chicken Kabobs, Coconut Rice, veggie yet to be determined, and fruit.

Wednesday we're having Chicken Souvlaki on wraps with plenty of feta cheese, tzatziki sauce, cucumbers and spinach from the garden, and a huge fruit salad.

Thursday we're having Salmon with Lemon & Dill, red new potatoes, salad, and fruit salad.

That's as far as I have planned.


Question: Can I use eggplant for my shrimp kebabs? I bought one today but I haven't had eggplant in years and I didn't like it so I don't know how to prepare it!
All I can say is : and eat: May I come over and join you for dinner every evening this week. I'd just have to book a flight

RE: teh eggplant. Just slice it, coat the slices very well in salt and put them in a colander over the sink. That way the eggplant will loose all it's bitterness an thoughness and taste really yummy on your kabobs. After about 30mins the eggplant slices will be rather soft and somewhat brownish but that doesn't matter. Just wash off the salt really well and go on preparing the eggplants.

HTH!

Dinner yesterday was turkish - doner kebab, tzatziki, pita bread, eggplant dip, couscous-carrot salad and green salad. Very tasty!

Tonight we went to the beergarden (oh those Germans! *lol*) and had french fries, mixed garden salad and pretzel w/herbed cream cheese.
Right now I am sipping a Campari w/OJ :
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Ugh, I don't know. It's been so HOT here, too hot to eat anything substantial. We haven't even really been eating supper the past few days. It's 106 here today. :

I think tonight we'll have scrambled eggs & toast. I made a pumpkin cheesecake/pie thing earlier that we'll have for dessert.
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Do you have a recipe for the kielbasa?
I just sliced a package of keilbasa, put some of my new raw honey on it, a few splashes of Frank's, some garlic salt and cajun seasoning and cooked on low for 4 hours.

I have no idea tonight, I forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer.
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I'm making foccatia and rigatoni with mushrooms and mascarpone sauce and we are having some Moroccan lamb sausages with it.
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