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Husband cooked at our house tonight - he did a taco/burrito bar - seasoned ground beef, refried beans, yellow rice and salsa with flour tortillas. It was really delicious. Now I've got a cinnamon swirl quick bread in the oven for dessert/breakfast. I hope it turns out well; it's a new recipe that calls for oil instead of butter/margarine and eggs. I'm usually skeptical of these types of recipes, but we'll see. The batter tasted good...


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pork in crock pot with bbq sauce and veggies turned out greaat. they did not eat the veggies but I served them at least.


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oh and I wanted to update- my son ate at the table with me - twice!  DD not yet- but we are working on it.


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Making Sloppy Joes with fries and green beans on the side. Fruit and cream for dessert.


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We had hamburgers and sauteed mushrooms and carrot stix with ranch dressing...oh and an orange.  Ok- thats a meal right?  Like has a few sides- etc. It was easy.

Tomorrow I am going to use rest of burger to make sloppy joes.

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We did gnocchi and marinara sauce tonight. I also made a peanut butter chocolate chip cake for dessert and general snacking. It turned out okay, but not perfect - not peanut buttery enough. I'm going to have to tweak the recipe next time. I go by the book on new recipes the first time, then it's a free for all on subsequent attempts until I achieve perfection. :-)


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I go by the book on new recipes the first time, then it's a free for all on subsequent attempts until I achieve perfection. :-)

Me, too. I hate it when people rate recipes online after totally changing it. Why use a recipe at all? I try it THEN tweak it.
More frozen marinara here, I'm afraid, plus spinach and mushroom salad.redface.gif

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We had hamburgers and sauteed mushrooms and carrot stix with ranch dressing...oh and an orange.  Ok- thats a meal right?  Like has a few sides- etc. It was easy.

Tomorrow I am going to use rest of burger to make sloppy joes.

Thanks for inspiration ladies!



that's totally a meal, good job!

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The other night I made bean soup & salmon burgers I can't wait to make them again, they were so good, quick easy!  We also had buffalo chicken salads except for DD2 she just hers wasn't buffaly style!  Tonight I have to work so DH is making chicken burgers & salad.   


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I am making sloppy joes tonight to use up the hamburger from last night- is it ok to serve hamburger two nights in a row- say burgers one night tacos the next? Or in this case sloppy joes?  I am going to make a box of rice I have for the side and some corn and I have those oranges- I picked up 6 oranges for $1. Happy about that.


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I am having Pizza and cake for my bday!


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Happy Birthday Averysmomma05!

 

Tonight I'm making broiled thin-cut pork chops seasoned with a little salt, pepper and thyme with green beans (with a little bacon) and fresh white bread from the oven. And I'm having a glass of wine with it since Little Man was in a bad, bad mood all day. Stressful. 


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Cheeseburgers with sauteed onions, tomato and avocado on wheat buns

ramen cabbage salad

oven fries, carrots and pears for the kids

 

 

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Can I join? One of my New Year's resolutions is to menu plan weekly and cook most nights. Here's what we've eaten/will eat for the first two weeks of January (minus the few nights we didn't/won't eat at home):

 

Week 1

Beef Stroganoff over egg noodles, roasted broccoli

Spinach and cheese quiche (one with crust, one without)

Baked falafel and pitas with tsatsiki 

Personal pizzas (used the pita bread recipe from the night before, but with whole wheat flour)

Polenta and bolognese sauce (from the freezer)

 

Week 2

Sausage and butternut squash casserole over brown rice (tossed some spinach into this casserole)

Baked "fried" chicken drumsticks with roasted potatoes

Black beans (with leftover smoked beef) and basmati rice

Basil-chicken coconut curry over rice

Baked taquitos with guacamole

 

There were various vegetable or fruit sides with these dishes, but I usually come up with those on the fly.

 

 


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WELCOME HOMEMADEMOM!


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The more, the merrier over here! Homemademom your list reminds that I've been wanting to do beef stroganoff soon. I really love that stuff, and it's great winter food. 

 

Tonight is white chicken chili in the crockpot. It's a little different from the stove top version I make, so hopefully it's good. 


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My best friend made that white chili this week... sounds so good! I don't eat chicken so maybe I could make it without the chicken.  Can you post the recipe you use?


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Welcome, Homemademama. I love to menu plan too, otherwise I spend too much on food. (Well, I do anyway smile.gif) Here are some menus from the last two weeks:

 

Turkey rice soup

Cole Slaw

Homemade Bread or Biscuits

 

Stuffed Shells with ricotta, spinach and a bit of ground beef

Tome' Salad (see below)

 

Scallops or Pork Scallopini

Polenta

Greens

 

Teriyaki Salmon

Rice

Cucumber salad

 

Fried Fish with Remoulade Sauce (from that great French Cooking Made Easy cookbook that you recommended Kitchensqueen, thanks)

Oven Baked French Fries

Cole Slaw

 

Tajine with Chicken, Zucchini, Onions

Couscous or Rice

Orange Beet Salad

 

French Onion Soup

Caesar Salad

 

Pork Roast

Scalloped Potatoes

Green Beans

 

Risotto with peas, shrimp and mushrooms

Bitter Salad or Romaine Salad

 

Chili

Carrot Salad 

Cornbread

 

Desert: Peach Crostini

Snack:Edamame steamed with salt, butter, touch of sesame oil, chili flakes and garlic (yum)

 

Tome' Salad

I had this at a restaurant in Santa Fe recently.

Two warm red potatoes, halved

4 to 6 green beans

Finely chopped Endive

Finely chopped Radicchio

Few pickled onion pieces

Dressing of equal parts olive oil, apple cider vinegar and sweetener. For this salad, I used bacon grease for half of the oil. Heat up the dressing until warm and pour over salad. Add a few small pieces of bacon to the salad.

 

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Crock Pot italian meatloaf

mashed potatoes

buttered wheat penne for the kids (don't like potatoes)

broccoli and brussels sprouts

 

I think I'll add stroganoff to my menu next week, too. I ran into a big sale on egg noodles this week and bought a few bags, so need to plan some meals around them.  

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Pasta Puttanesca last night was so good.  This is one of DH's favorite meals.  It is quick & easy & tasty!


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Tonight we are having spinach salad with almond, apricots and apples and butternut squash-rice-chicken soup from the freezer.

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Ok well doing the graves this week and next have me in super lazy meal mode.  DH has cooked a little, I've made really simple pasta, thawed pizza dough out of the freezer and made pizza, did tacos one night and then thurs, just went out to sushi.  We had left over sushi last night.  Not sure what I'll do tonight.  I'm going to try to motivate myself to cook something yummy and healthy, but we'll see when that time rolls around! 


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Thanks for the warm welcome!

 

For the next few days, I've got the following:

 

Crockpot Beef Stew

Blackberry-glazed pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes (the base of the glaze is blackberry jam and balsamic vinegar)

Tomato-basil soup and grilled cheese sandwiches

White beans and polenta

 

I'm trying for half of our dinners to be meatless.  

 


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Going to boyfriends house- he is going to make taco salad. :) I love it when he cooks for me.  My son calls it fancy food. LOL!


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My best friend made that white chili this week... sounds so good! I don't eat chicken so maybe I could make it without the chicken.  Can you post the recipe you use?


Yeah, you could do it without chicken, but then it will be just a white bean soup. The jury's still out on the recipe though. I didn't really like it - it was edible, but it wasn't all that good. It just wasn't right for my tastes I guess. My sister has a pretty good recipe - I'm going to work on converting that one to the crockpot and when I get it right, I'll post it. 

 

Tonight I'm making home made pizza, per husband's request. I'm going to put on pepperoni and sauteed mushrooms with a little tomato sauce, no cheese. 

 


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I bought a pork shoulder today at the farmer's market... I've never cooked one before... I don't really care for pulled pork (too much sugar in the BBQ sauce) duck.gifbut if anyone has any ideas - I'd love to hear them... Kitchen's Queen that means YOU! I may not post too frequently but I always read... and I'd love to get inside your foodie brain! 

 

 

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I bought a pork shoulder today at the farmer's market... I've never cooked one before... I don't really care for pulled pork (too much sugar in the BBQ sauce) duck.gifbut if anyone has any ideas - I'd love to hear them... Kitchen's Queen that means YOU! I may not post too frequently but I always read... and I'd love to get inside your foodie brain!


Hahaha I just love food! Pulled pork is the BEST way to go for pork shoulder, but I agree with you - too much sauce can make it yuck. Cook it in the crockpot with a bottle of beer, an onion and some garlic powder. It'll be fall apart tender - you can eat it as is with roasted potatoes, or dress it to your liking with barbecue sauce (make it home made, so you control the sugar), or even just a dash of cider vinegar. Too good. OR you could do it in the crockpot with apple cider and quartered apples, with some onions and thyme... if I think of more, I'll post back. :-)

 


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thai red curry with shrimp, potatoes, carrots and onions in the CP

peanut noodles with tofu, zucchini and red pepper

brown rice

sauteed spinach

 

Made salmon, steamed carrots, buttered egg noodles and apples for the kids.

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Tonight we had falafel as a snack, then kind of fended for ourselves at home. DD wanted green beans (cooked on the stovetop with garlic, a bit of butter and kosher salt) and ate a bowl full of them, then asked for more. We didn't have any so she defaulted to a jam sandwich.

 

Partner is out of town for the weekend. I made myself some panko-breaded halibut and had some of DD's green beans.

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Tonight we had falafel as a snack, then kind of fended for ourselves at home. DD wanted green beans (cooked on the stovetop with garlic, a bit of butter and kosher salt) and ate a bowl full of them, then asked for more. We didn't have any so she defaulted to a jam sandwich.

 

Partner is out of town for the weekend. I made myself some panko-breaded halibut and had some of DD's green beans.


love falafel! I think I need to make some for dinner soon... with hummus, white beans in tomato sauce, dolma, tabbouleh, and fresh pitas.... and that halibut sounds good! What do you put in the panko breading - any herbs or spices, or just the panko?

 


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