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Yesterday 08:15 PM
mommy2k&k Tonight we had chicken with rice, sweet potatoes, and blackeyed peas.
Yesterday 01:45 PM
pumabearclan seafood medly w mac & cheese under butter
Yesterday 10:51 AM
Ragana Just did a big shop at Costco and the Asian market yesterday, and the family decided to do vegetarian cook-at-home month (the meat eaters may eat meat, if offered, at other houses). The bag of frozen scallops and two cans of tuna I have sitting around will be exceptions, although I might not use the tuna. I did buy 4 packs of tofu at the Asian market and also have lots of beans for protein.

This week, in no particular order:

* Veggie bibimbap
* Pasta with scallops
* Taco salads
* Veggie soup with beans
* Chickpea curry
09-21-2014 08:24 PM
apeydef Tomorrow is DD birthday. She chose to go to a Mexican restaurant, so yeah no cooking tomorrow.
09-21-2014 08:21 PM
Fortune Teller Tonight was supposed to be mushroom alfredo pasta, but after painting the dining room all day and getting things ready for the start of our homeschool this week, we ended up getting pizza...
09-21-2014 02:28 PM
apeydef Chicken broccoli Alfredo with linguini noodles.
09-20-2014 05:49 PM
apeydef I made hamburgers with sautéed onion and mushrooms topped with BBQ sauce. Potatoes cooked in butter with onions and corn. It was so good!
09-20-2014 05:46 PM
apeydef
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Made another new recipe- Cheesy gnocchi casserole with ham and peas. It was delicious. Made a quick spinach/romaine salad to go with it.

The gnocchi was expensive at our health food store, but I found the same brand on Amazon for less than half the price!
Aldi had it.
09-20-2014 04:41 PM
newmamalizzy We were supposed to make pizza but were so busy with projects around the house that I just got pizza from out instead.
09-20-2014 03:57 PM
Fortune Teller Homemade fish sticks, cole slaw, roasted potatoes, and maybe some biscuits if I can muster the energy....
09-20-2014 03:13 PM
kitchensqueen Changed my mind for dinner tonight - it's muggy and humid after the rain we've had all afternoon, so I didn't feel like the kielbasa and chard soup. So instead I'm just doing spaghetti with bottled marinara sauce and Italian sausage.
09-20-2014 10:04 AM
DuchessTergie Mmm.... gnocchi... so good.

Greek lemon orzo soup for us. We've had a busy week and I have nothing fresh, except for onions, carrots, celery, and eggs. I keep broth in the freezer so soups are always my pinch-hitters. I may toss in some frozen spinach. We'll see.
09-20-2014 04:21 AM
pumabearclan Will reheat leftover roast chicken with vegetables
09-19-2014 07:57 PM
kitchensqueen
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Originally Posted by Fortune Teller View Post
Made another new recipe- Cheesy gnocchi casserole with ham and peas. It was delicious. Made a quick spinach/romaine salad to go with it.

The gnocchi was expensive at our health food store, but I found the same brand on Amazon for less than half the price!
There's a pretty good brand at Cost Plus World Market if you have one of those near you - I think I paid $3 for a package last time I got it?
09-19-2014 07:25 PM
Fortune Teller Made another new recipe- Cheesy gnocchi casserole with ham and peas. It was delicious. Made a quick spinach/romaine salad to go with it.

The gnocchi was expensive at our health food store, but I found the same brand on Amazon for less than half the price!
09-19-2014 05:38 PM
newmamalizzy Homemade tuna noodle casserole tonight. New recipe for me, but it came out pretty good. DD had egg noodles, peas, and some bits of chicken in a light cream sauce, as she's not a fan of tuna, mushrooms, or mixed up foods.
09-19-2014 04:40 PM
kitchensqueen Gingerjv, funny that you made mackerel - we're watching an episode of Jacque Pepin's cooking show on PBS and he's making mackerel! Sounds pretty good, actually.

Tonight, it's on the cool side and I'm feeling tired and lazy, so I'm whipping up a quick batch of Thai noodle soup.

I've got a mess of chard from the garden to use, so tomorrow I'm going to make a soup with it - with kielbasa, potatoes, tomato, onion and maybe a few other odds and ends from the fridge. And then Sunday I'll make pork hand pies with the rest.
09-19-2014 12:01 PM
Gingerjv Today I cooked fried mackerel with herbs and lemon, fried eggplant with tomatoes and garlic and some boiled potatoes)
09-19-2014 09:33 AM
apeydef The tater tot casserole turned out yummy but the kids didn't like it. They don't really like casseroles. Tonight I'm making layered bean/taco dip.
09-18-2014 04:52 PM
kitchensqueen Making a version of bacon bourbon barbecue chicken tonight - except I swapped bourbon for dark rum, since we're out of bourbon/whiskey and instead of doing them as skewers on a grill, I've done whole breasts baked in the oven. I'll likely finish them under the broiler, for the flame-cooked effect. Mashed potatoes on the side.
09-18-2014 03:35 PM
Fortune Teller
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We ended up having leftovers. Hubby had leftover steak, green beans and baked potato. I made the kids some baked nuggets, peas and some tater tots. The only reason i have tater tots is bc my sis in law gave me a recipe for tater tot casserole and it sounds so good. Im going to modify it a tiny bit to make it more homemade. I don't like using canned foods. I try to make most things from scratch. Has anyone made tater tot casserole before?
I make tater tot casserole all the time- My kids LOVE it, and so do I It's easy-peasy to make. I just brown a pound of hamburger, mix it with a can of cream of mushroom soup, spread it on the bottom of a baking dish, then cover it with frozen tater tots. Put shredded cheese on top, bake at 350 for 45 minutes or so. I have also at times substituted sliced potatoes for the tater tots (for a unprocessed version). That turned out good as well!

Tonight we are having curried yellow lentils and homemade naan. A new recipe. Hope it turns out good!
09-18-2014 12:54 PM
pumabearclan
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Today I made oven-fried whole chicken (covered with italian herbs) with potatoes (not pilled, cutted into halves). Also we had fresh veggies and grapes for desert
We are having a whole broiled chicken with vegetables tonight, I plan to get several meals from it, including chicken salad, yum
09-18-2014 11:44 AM
apeydef Yes @ragana I make it myself already it's easy you just have to have broth in hand. So always make broth from chicken bones and freeze it in baggies.
09-18-2014 09:40 AM
Gingerjv Today I made oven-fried whole chicken (covered with italian herbs) with potatoes (not pilled, cutted into halves). Also we had fresh veggies and grapes for desert
09-18-2014 06:27 AM
Ragana
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Hey we all have our go to dinners. I always keep chicken nuggets for the kids. I like them too
Yup! I occasionally get nuggets for DD2. I buy the halal ones - not sure if they're actually any better. Veg DD1 could live on frozen samosas, and I have also been known to buy frozen egg rolls (there is a pretty good "natural" brand - Chung's? - or the Costco vegetarian ones). Realistically, those are two things I will never make from scratch. And tots. Yes, the tots! mmm
09-18-2014 06:20 AM
Ragana
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We ended up having leftovers. Hubby had leftover steak, green beans and baked potato. I made the kids some baked nuggets, peas and some tater tots. The only reason i have tater tots is bc my sis in law gave me a recipe for tater tot casserole and it sounds so good. Im going to modify it a tiny bit to make it more homemade. I don't like using canned foods. I try to make most things from scratch. Has anyone made tater tot casserole before?
I haven't made the tater tot casserole before, but I have looked up replacements for "cream of" soup, because it shows up in so many recipes. Here is one example that looks good:

http://centercutcook.com/cream-soup-substitute/
09-17-2014 07:57 PM
kitchensqueen
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I can't get my DD to eat things like tater tots and chicken nuggets I LOVE tater tots. I was even in a tater tot eating contest once in college. I can't understand how my DD could possibly not like them, but....nope. Not even with copious amounts of ketchup.
Same here, honestly. Little Man lives on macaroni and cheese, yogurt, parmesan noodles, applesauce and any baked goods and sweets he can get his little hands on... will only begrudgingly eat fries, tots, and nuggets, and won't touch pizza and hot dogs with a ten foot pole... sigh. Getting a balanced diet into these kids is maybe the hardest part of parenting!
09-17-2014 07:43 PM
newmamalizzy I can't get my DD to eat things like tater tots and chicken nuggets I LOVE tater tots. I was even in a tater tot eating contest once in college. I can't understand how my DD could possibly not like them, but....nope. Not even with copious amounts of ketchup.
09-17-2014 06:52 PM
kitchensqueen
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Hey we all have our go to dinners. I always keep chicken nuggets for the kids. I like them too
I'll drink to that, but not with the bathtub gin!
09-17-2014 06:38 PM
apeydef Hey we all have our go to dinners. I always keep chicken nuggets for the kids. I like them too
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