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My dinner last night didn't happen, so I'll make Chinese tonight instead.

 

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I am down to the dregs in terms of food for a couple days- with just about 0 money to get more. (Thank you, person who hijacked my bank card and managed to get it all buggered up for a few days.)

So, we went with hotdogs, carrots, and roast potato wedges for dinner tonight.  For the moment, I am worrying more about having anything on the table at all rather than exactly how healthy it isn't.  Hopefully, it will all be sorted out by Monday, but we are having a super-cheap meals weekend. (We just moved, so I have no pantry stock to draw from, so $20ish to stretch for the weekend it was!)

 

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Well, I was planning on making breaded pork chops for dinner tonight, but I'm simultaneously having severe back pain and a carpal tunnel flare up, so... we ordered Sweet Baby Rays instead. We did have a restaurant.com gift certificate, so that helped. We got fried onions and fried dill pickles (just to try it - a bit over rated in my opinion) to share as appetizers. Then husband got the beef brisket with fries, and I got a barbecue platter with Kansas City style ribs, half a barbecue chicken and fries. 


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We did ravioli with pesto, mushrooms in goat cheese cream sauce, steamed broccoli.
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I threw a chicken in the crockpot, but wasn't entirely enthused about eating it. So I made some bean and bacon pasta, and shredded some of the chicken into it. The rest of the chicken we'll have as lunches the next day or two. 


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We had ice cream cones for dinner :)

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We had ice cream cones for dinner :)


That sounds like the perfect dinner to me! :yum

 

Tonight we're going to have homemade hamburgers (organic beef!), veggies, and maybe fries.


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Yay- access to money again!  I was able to get real groceries- and make cabbage rolls for dinner.  It was surreal watching the groceries come in the door to be attacked by the kids.  They haven't been going hungry at all, but the nutrient content in our meals was lower than normal, and they instantly started devouring foods they had missed for a few days.  They were eating fresh veggies, fruits, and good quality protein faster than I could put them in the fridge. 

I know a lot of kids eat like my family has for the past few days as their normal- but after seeing the impact on my children, and how starved they were for nutrients, it really brought home to me how important nutrition is to overall well being.  It makes me sad that in many ways, the least expensive options are lacking nutritionally.

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Have been away on a trip, but following your dinners from afar ;-)

 

Back in the saddle today - did a Costco run and need to get a few more things. DH is doing the Engine 2 Diet for 28 days, and I am joining him now that I am back. Fingers crossed about success with that! (I am doing it to lose weight.)

 

Here's what I have worked out so far:

 

* Tonight - Rice noodles, baked tofu and asparagus/mushrooms

* Sat. - Veggie burgers, salad

* Sun. - Mother's Day - haven't made plans yet. Possibly Japanese rice bowls.

* Mon. - Pasta with Field Roast sausages and tomato sauce, salad

 

Friday's rice noodles turned into rice, and I used the rice noodles yesterday for my Mother's Day dinner - Vietnamese rice noodle bowls with tofu, cucumber, carrot and nuac nam sauce.

 

Tonight will not be pasta after all. I threw together a crockpot chili with tomatoes, pinto beans, butternut squash, corn & chipotle peppers.

 

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Getting all fancy with a Nicoise salad on this first really warm summery evening.  The rest of the week should be:

 

Tuesday:  Walter meal (Italian sausage braised with green beans, potatoes and mushrooms) with sweet potato rolls if I get up the gumption to make them

Wednesday:  Cuban-style black beans over rice with salad

Thursday:  Leftover Walter meal hash

Friday:  Leftover night

Saturday:  Homemade pizza with another salad

 

If I get a chance I also really want to make a tofu version of palak paneer.  My DP probably wouldn't eat it as he's not fond of Indian seasonings, but I might be able to convince DD. 

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Grilled bison burgers on pumpkin knot rolls, with goat cheese, dill mayonnaise, and dijon. Yes please.


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Grilled bison burgers on pumpkin knot rolls, with goat cheese, dill mayonnaise, and dijon. Yes please.

 

That sounds good. It's been awhile since we had bison. 

 

Tonight husband cooked - breaded pork chops, egg noodles and green beans for me and peas for him. 


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I am down to the dregs in terms of food for a couple days- with just about 0 money to get more. (Thank you, person who hijacked my bank card and managed to get it all buggered up for a few days.)


So, we went with hotdogs, carrots, and roast potato wedges for dinner tonight.  For the moment, I am worrying more about having anything on the table at all rather than exactly how healthy it isn't.  Hopefully, it will all be sorted out by Monday, but we are having a super-cheap meals weekend. (We just moved, so I have no pantry stock to draw from, so $20ish to stretch for the weekend it was!)


 

Oh my word! So glad that's fixed now.

We're grilling his steaks again tonight. No idea what with them.

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Tortiere tonight with a sliced tomato/cucumber salad on the side. I am getting more and more fond of things I can prepare mostly in advance and toss in the oven during the evening chaos. 

And I found a great place nearby with a fabulous bakery, so I may go grab a baguette to go alongside.  Yum!  I really love living in our new area.  While there are decent supermarkets, I love being able to go to a fruit/veg market, a bakery, a seafood place... etc.  I promised to teach my daughter how to dig clams, so we will be doing that in the next couple days to have a (small!) clambake sometime this week. 

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Tortiere tonight with a sliced tomato/cucumber salad on the side. I am getting more and more fond of things I can prepare mostly in advance and toss in the oven during the evening chaos. 

And I found a great place nearby with a fabulous bakery, so I may go grab a baguette to go alongside.  Yum!  I really love living in our new area.  While there are decent supermarkets, I love being able to go to a fruit/veg market, a bakery, a seafood place... etc.  I promised to teach my daughter how to dig clams, so we will be doing that in the next couple days to have a (small!) clambake sometime this week. 

 

Tortiere, like the french meat pie? 

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Tortiere, like the french meat pie? 


Yes, it was easy to put all together to throw in the oven when I was ready.  And the kids like it.  If I grind up vegetables in the food processor, I can sneak in things they claim they don't like. :)

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My DD is more likely to eat the veggies on the side than come anywhere near that meat pie. I'm hoping she grows into it.  I love it, but it's always been a traditional holiday dish for my family.  I never think to make it any other time of year - but now I really want it.  Maybe when I stock up on sale ground beef over memorial day and 4th of july...(my memere never made hers with pork for some reason)

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Husband is cooking here tonight - spinach rotini with Italian sausage and home made marinara. We're down to the last two jar of canned tomatoes from last season; after that we have about four freezer bags left, so I'm hoping we can somehow stretch those until late August/early September when the next crop from the garden comes in. 


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Black bean enchiladas here tonight.


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It was a holiday dish for us as well, but every so often I like tossing it into our normal rotation because it's pretty tasty comfort food. :)

 

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Pasta with tomato sauce and Field Roast sausages for us. DD2 has a concert tonight.

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Chinese again, mostly because I wanted soy sauce.


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Random leftovers here tonight. We had a lot in the fridge to eat up. 


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Random leftover night here, too - roasted cauliflower and veggie fried rice at least.


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Steak, corn on the cob, and tomato-cucumber salad for tonight.  I'm pretending summer is here.

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We went to Portillos. Chicken tenders and fries for Little Man and I, burger and onion rings for husband. I also had a bowl of chili but it was so over salted I could barely eat it. 


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Pastrami and saurkraut sandwiches with fries. :yum  So much cheaper to have at home!


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