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08-01-2008 04:29 PM
wurzelkind Come and join us for the August-Waht's for Dinner-Thread
07-31-2008 04:28 PM
flminivanmama matzah ball soup

chicken carcass is simmering right now
07-31-2008 12:41 PM
*Jessica*
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Originally Posted by Alyantavid View Post
Good choice on the potatoes! I can't wait to try them.

I just realized all our dinner will be local and organic. :
Doesn't that make dinner even better?! Ours will all be local at least, but I don't think the 'taters or the lettuce for the salad are organic.
07-31-2008 12:39 PM
Alyantavid
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Originally Posted by *Jessica* View Post
Tonight we're having leftover grilled chicken with Crash Hot Potatoes (thank you to whoever posted the link for these earlier in the thread!), salad, and either broccoli from the garden if it's ready to harvest or another veggie from the farmer's stand that's right down the street.
Good choice on the potatoes! I can't wait to try them.

I just realized all our dinner will be local and organic. :
07-31-2008 12:36 PM
*Jessica* Tonight we're having leftover grilled chicken with Crash Hot Potatoes (thank you to whoever posted the link for these earlier in the thread!), salad, and either broccoli from the garden if it's ready to harvest or another veggie from the farmer's stand that's right down the street.
07-31-2008 12:10 PM
nyveronica Had Chinese take-out last night after the girls' karate lessons.

Tonight will be putanesca over penne with something dee-lish on the side from our CSA
07-31-2008 11:46 AM
Alyantavid We didn't end up with quesadillas last night, dh had fed the kids breakfast by the time I got home. So I had cheese fries after they went to bed.

Tonight is zesty grilled ham steak, hot crash potatoes and steamed brocoli I got at the farmer's market.
07-30-2008 07:34 PM
flminivanmama we had another dinner from the freezer - sausage, red cabbage, onions and apples. plus I made cous cous & carrots
07-30-2008 05:14 PM
wife&mommy 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.
07-30-2008 03:33 PM
VikingKvinna 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.
07-30-2008 01:49 PM
Alyantavid Quesadillas tonight. With fresh guacamole.
07-29-2008 05:24 PM
flminivanmama dinner out of the freezer again tonight. stuffed peppers & nachos
07-29-2008 04:41 PM
mbtmom2000 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

Dawn
07-29-2008 11:29 AM
Alyantavid Tonight is salads with grilled chicken.
07-28-2008 07:39 PM
VikingKvinna 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!
07-28-2008 05:47 PM
wife&mommy zucchini quiche
07-28-2008 05:16 PM
flminivanmama 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
07-28-2008 03:55 PM
WC_hapamama MIL sent me home with a carcass from a roast chicken, so I'm thinking chicken noodle soup or chicken and rice soup.
07-28-2008 03:51 PM
flminivanmama tonight we are reheating spagettis and meat sauce from the freezer and making meatballs and more sauce to go along...

plus a salad
07-28-2008 12:06 PM
Alyantavid We just did leftovers last night because I was lazy. So tonight will be the tilapia.
07-27-2008 05:17 PM
mamadelbosque I'm doing black beans & tacos. last night we had pork chops... tomorrow I'm doing somethinhg with goat meat!
07-27-2008 04:10 PM
mbtmom2000 Grilled Cheddar Ranch Burgers
Baked french fries
Corn on cob


Dawn
07-27-2008 02:18 PM
wife&mommy Shrimp, Broccoli, Carrots.
07-27-2008 02:16 PM
flminivanmama 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
07-27-2008 02:04 PM
Alyantavid Tonight we're having breaded tilapia, stir fried veggies and pasta.
07-27-2008 05:42 AM
wurzelkind
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Originally Posted by flminivanmama View Post
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.
07-26-2008 02:13 PM
flminivanmama
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Originally Posted by VikingKvinna View Post
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.
07-26-2008 12:36 PM
Alyantavid Tonight is grilled bbq chicken and grilled veggies.
07-25-2008 10:10 PM
VikingKvinna
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Originally Posted by flminivanmama View Post
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!
07-25-2008 09:04 PM
mbtmom2000
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Originally Posted by mrscompgeek View Post
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


Dawn
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