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(( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??"

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1 (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:26 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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I don't have a clue for what to make / eat .
I'm going to suggest Take Out from someplace......

Chinese sounds good; like some fried rice and egg rolls. I could go for scallops.???????????????????? We shall see! silent

2 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:33 pm

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Norm wrote:There was one butcher shop just down the street that I didn't know was there until after it closed. It was a butcher shop for Spanish or Mexican people. It was right across the street from a Mexican grocery. There is another one that Cassie and a couple other people told me about that isn't too far but I have not been there yet. The butcher shop I have been to is across town but it's only about 20 minutes and Penzey's and a large antique mall are on the way so i can go there whenever I want without much trouble. After I went there, i was told it was where all the big time BBQ contestants go for their meat. They were reasonable too.

Wish we had a Penzey's here.  Must be nice to have a couple of neat places to go when en route to that cool butcher shop.  


Norm wrote:The Kansas City BBQ store is just a couple miles away and they have a whole center island with more rubs that I could get around to trying in the time I have left to live.


I find I can't even peruse a bunch of dry rubs online, Norm, as I end up wanting all of them.  But to tell the truth, I don't find very much difference between a lot of them when used unless it's the amount of heat, or too much salt, or too much sugar.  It's kind of fun to make your own, too, as most of us with smokers have a lot of "stuff" usually used in many different rubs used on ribs or beef.  But sometimes when you're ready to get started smoking or grilling something, it's nice to have a pre-made go-to rub even if it's one you've recently made yourself.  

Brian's slowly defrosting his half of a brisket so he's ready to smoke on Friday (or maybe Saturday but we'll probably end up with eating leftovers on Saturday) and was surprised when I reminded him he'd already put the rub on, as we'd never done that before.  I suggested he dry the meat really well once it has defrosted and then put some more rub on for even better results.  

I'm getting hungry talking about food...

3 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:21 pm

bethk

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My avacados were ripe so it was time for soft tacos and guacamole.

4 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:34 pm

Barbara101

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chicken tacos




5 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:57 pm

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Oh, yeah, like I didn't see THAT coming....

I knew you were sneakin' around my back door earlier!

Hahahahaha ~ Yours look great!

6 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:06 pm

Barbara101

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so do yours. I had 2 bigs packs of frozen shells ,all I did was push them around ,so I took them out and truth be told I was going to toss them.lol.taco salad was on my mind then realized I had no lettuce .Chicken I was planning on making chicken salad. oh well dinner comes from no plans..

7 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:31 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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I boiled some eggs, and made egg salad for sandwiches.
Tina picked up bread and butter pickles chips. Had them on the side.
Then I had a great tasting Boston Cream chocolate glazed doughnut.

Tina didn't eat yet??? ....

Gabe had sliced chicken from a chicken roasted at the market.

8 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:34 pm

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I went out running errands with Lyn and we stopped for lunch. Dane and Lyn's husband, Bill, went to see the 3-D Arnold Schwartzenieger (sp???) movie and then a late lunch.

No supper at this house! I'm still full ~ and we went to lunch at 11 a.m. We even split a sandwich but I have no desire to have more to eat. I'll probably get hungry around 8 tonight, but then it's too late so I guess I'll just wait for breakfast.

9 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:07 pm

Barbara101

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I have a tomato tart in the oven. I was going to make sauce but that idea fizzled out.In other words ,I got a case of the lazy...

10 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:13 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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? ? ? There it is!
The big Question... What to have for dinner?
Tina made chicken soup, and we all know what my answer to that is! N O P E

There is egg salad! Toot!... nope!



11 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:33 pm

Barbara101

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:? ? ? There it is!
The big Question... What to have for dinner?
Tina made chicken soup, and we all know what my answer to that is! N O P E

There is egg salad! Toot!... nope!





who ya gonna call lol Pizza,Chinese? Make a big omelet. Or frittata.

12 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:03 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Tina made a chocolate pudding banana pie with a graham cracker crust pre-made shell. Haven't had that in ages. It was good, but not supper.

13 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:01 pm

Barbara101

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14 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:31 am

Barbara101

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Not sure about food this weekend. I took some ribs out the freezer.Bought some corn on the cob.have some beans in a can lol. Burgers ? Chicken smoked..? IDK.


I ate leftover tomato pie for breakfast lol

15 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:06 am

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We're going to go to his younger sister's for a 4th get-to-gether. I asked what I should bring and she immediately requested the cauliflower pea salad.....how lucky can I get? That's super easy to throw together.

Then, on Sunday afternoon, we're getting together with Lyn & Bill for a crab/steak picnic. Bill & Dane are having the steak....Lyn & I are having the crab. Snow crab legs on sale at Winn Dixie for $5.95/lb.

16 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:25 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:We're going to go to his younger sister's for a 4th get-to-gether.  I asked what I should bring and she immediately requested the cauliflower pea salad.....how lucky can I get?  That's super easy to throw together.

Then, on Sunday afternoon, we're getting together with Lyn & Bill for a crab/steak picnic.  Bill & Dane are having the steak....Lyn & I are having the crab.  Snow crab legs on sale at Winn Dixie for $5.95/lb.

Sounds like you better have big finger bowls set out!.... and plendy paper towels.

17 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:35 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Wendy's cooked supper today.
Burgers NOT the way Tina ordered them at the drive up.
Baked potatoes lumpy and not cooked. Flaky skins that I love, but could not eat. Like eating a brown paper bag.

Looks like I gotta write a letter to Dave.

18 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:48 pm

Barbara101

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Enchiladas. side of beans..

19 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:09 pm

bethk

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I really like when I have the time to slowly render the woven bacon for sandwiches. It makes such a difference to the whole sandwich.

Bacon, Lettuce, Avacado & Tomato sandwich ready to assemble:



BLAT, Potato Salad and chips....

20 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:12 pm

bethk

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Wendy's cooked supper today.
Burgers NOT the way Tina ordered them at the drive up.
Baked potatoes lumpy and not cooked. Flaky skins that I love, but could not eat. Like eating a brown paper bag.

Looks like I gotta write a letter to Dave.

Boy, don't you just hate when that happens? How difficult is it to pay attention and follow directions?

21 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:23 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Wendy's cooked supper today.
Burgers NOT the way Tina ordered them at the drive up.
Baked potatoes lumpy and not cooked. Flaky skins that I love, but could not eat. Like eating a brown paper bag.

Looks like I gotta write a letter to Dave.

Boy, don't you just hate when that happens?  How difficult is it to pay attention and follow directions?

They bake the potato's in the oven ahead of time. Then they nuke them as they are ordered. Tina said they seemed like they were baked way too early in the morning.

22 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:39 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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Well .... today is the 4th of July....

Happy Independence Day to everyone.

Tomorrow is all decided for food. We go next door to celebrate the 4th, and also the youngest boys high school graduation party.
Tina is making a big pan of lasagna, and I will be making fried meatballs. I just mixed a 5 lb batch.
They will be my oval / flat ones so they can be finger food. I will fry them around 12 noon. The party starts at 2.

DD just called. She is at the farm in the barn and they just killed the pig for the pig roast and 4th bash they are having at the farm today. She called mommy ( Tina ) to see if she wants the kidneys, and the liver. Tina will cook them for her Aunt in PA. I could imagine what that will smell like whilst cooking pig affraid .

23 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:45 am

bethk

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Yup ~ best time to get the offals is when they're fresh. It was the same when Dad would send our steer off to the butcher. He'd 'trade' half the meat with the butcher for the price of getting our half cut and wrapped. And then he'd show up at home with the kidneys, liver and tongue.

I don't remember Mom or Dad eating the kidneys but they sure loved the liver with a big pan of fried onions. And the tongue would get simmered and peeled and they'd tell us kids it was 'roast beef' sandwiches.

24 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:39 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:Yup ~ best time to get the offals is when they're fresh.  It was the same when Dad would send our steer off to the butcher.  He'd 'trade' half the meat with the butcher for the price of getting our half cut and wrapped.  And then he'd show up at home with the kidneys, liver and tongue.

I don't remember Mom or Dad eating the kidneys but they sure loved the liver with a big pan of fried onions.  And the tongue would get simmered and peeled and they'd tell us kids it was 'roast beef' sandwiches.  

It's like as a kid, I remember grandpa going to the slaughter house, and getting the pork fresh for sausage making, and the blood. The pigs blood had to be used in 5 or 6 hours to make a super rich chocolate and raisins and orange rinds, all boiled in the blood, and red wine till reduced and thick.
I remember watching them make it, but payed more attention to the spaghetti gram gave me to eat, while watching the TV which was a new thing back then.

25 Re: (( July 2015 )) "What's For Dinner??" on Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:01 pm

Barbara101

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nuf said...

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