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1 November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:30 pm

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I made a pot of goulash yesterday, some for each of my sons/daughters-in-law, and a bit for me for tonight.

2 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:02 pm

NormM

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We had company after trick or treating and I had a chuck pot roast with the three packets in the slow cooker all day with some carrots, an onion and potato. We finished off the last of the French bread too.

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3 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:41 pm

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Aw, man, Norm. That sounds SOOOOO good! Dane loves when I make a regular size chuck roast to have with potatoes, carrots & onions and then use the leftovers for Italian Beef Sandwiches where I shred the beef, add the juice and put it on toasted sub buns with melted mozzarella cheese. Next time I see a chuck roast on sale, that's what's on my menu!

4 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:46 pm

NormM

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There wasn't enough left over for sandwiches this time here.

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5 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:22 pm

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Yeah, that's the problem with 'young' people. You make something, hoping to have some leftover for a super meal, and they end up eating it before you can stop them! Next time, make two roasts. LOL

6 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:31 pm

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I made chicken wings on the grill tonight. Dane wanted a spicy sauce on his (he gets the drummies, I prefer the flappers). So, I messed around with some Buffalo Sauce, Hot Garlic Chili Paste and Sweet Chili Sauce ~ finally got somthing he thought would be good on his wings. My wings just got rolled around in Sweet Baby Ray Original BBQ Sauce and then back on the grill for a quick caramalize. His drummies got taken off the grill and allowed to soak in the sauce.

It must have been good. He ate 10 wings. I ate 5....

I made an Asian slaw to go with the wings based on the dressing Norm made and posted on his blog for Korean Bean Sprouts. Knowing he wouldn't mind, I made a few changes along the way to suit our taste for a bit more heat. I wanted to use up the rest of the vegetables I bought when I made the stir fry and today was the last day to use 'em before I probably would have tossed them. I blanched some pea pods, bean sprouts & shredded carrots and cut the pea pods in thin strips. I added the cooled vegetables to the dressing and then thinly sliced the last half of the napa cabbage. I thought it was good (Thanks, Norm!). Dane must have liked it, too, because he had seconds....

(Oh, I sprinkled sesame seeds on mine ~ he doesn't like 'em so that's why it's just a last minute addition at the table.)

7 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:42 pm

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8 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:45 pm

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9 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:12 pm

bethk

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I almost ~ ALMOST ~ pulled a half rack of ribs out of the freezer. Then I saw the wings and, well, the rest is history. Your Brussel Sprouts look yummy. I usually just do bacon & shallot or onion, never tried pecans. Is there a sauce or just the cooking liquid?

10 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:23 pm

Barbara101

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Cut the grapes in half and toss them on a baking sheet w/ the sprouts.
Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle kosher salt over all. Bake /roast 20 minutes..


black seedless..

11 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:31 pm

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GRAPES and B-sprouts??? How ingenious! I've never seen anything like that!

I did really enjoy the grapes and sausage.....Mmmmm, good!

12 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:41 pm

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bethk wrote:GRAPES and B-sprouts???  How ingenious!  I've never seen anything like that!

I did really enjoy the grapes and sausage.....Mmmmm, good!



Love what grapes do to food.lol.

13 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:55 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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All everyones food sounds / looks good.
Had a few bites of some kind of corn husks filled with Spanish masa filling. ??? Tina got them at the church. I don"t like them. They were spicy hot too! ....

I had a bowl / cup of spicy Chinese cup a soup low carb noodles.

14 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:01 pm

Barbara101

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Had a few bites of some kind of corn husks filled with Spanish masa filling. ??? Tina got them at the church. I don"t like them. They were spicy hot too! ..


I LOVE LOVE tamales..My grand made them..Sooooooooo good..I have her recipe but it is written bad.. I would love to have some..

15 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:17 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:Had a few bites of some kind of corn husks filled with Spanish masa filling. ??? Tina got them at the church. I don"t like them. They were spicy hot too! ..


I LOVE LOVE tamales..My grand made them..Sooooooooo good..I have her recipe but it is written bad.. I would love to have some..

Thats it.....tamale's. The saying hot tamale....is so true. They are hot. I could not think of the name at the time.

16 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:28 pm

NormM

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I loved tamales until Cassie's mom started giving us a bunch at Christmas. Her's are not good at all.

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17 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:08 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Today was the first I ever tasted a tamale. The filling tasted / felt like raw pizza dough in my mouth.

18 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:14 pm

Barbara101

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Today was the first I ever tasted a tamale. The filling tasted / felt like raw pizza dough in my mouth.


They do not taste like that lol must have been made wrong. if anything, they may taste like polenta.

19 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:29 pm

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20 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:32 pm

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Barbara101 wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Today was the first I ever tasted a tamale. The filling tasted / felt like raw pizza dough in my mouth.


They do not taste like that lol must have been made wrong. if anything, they may taste like polenta.

That's it !!!!!!!.... like cold farina. yuck!

21 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:37 am

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I love tamales. They are big here at Christmas for the Hispanics. There are ads all over the place to place your Christmas order. I have made them a few times. Not a bad job.

Here it is November 1 and DH and Roomie are at the beach. It is clear and in the mid-eighties. They said tons of people were there getting their Christmas photos done. Only in California. We might get some rain later this week. Had some strong Santa Ana winds that took off some of my roof.

No dinner really. I just zapped some French onion soup for the beach goers.

22 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:31 am

NormM

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When I was small, we lived in a tenement building. My bedroom was on the second floor and overlooked the street and the building on the corner across the street. The place over there was what mom called a beer joint. Another one on the other corner that we went to on Fridays for shrimp, she called a Tavern. Anyway there was a Tavern and three Beer Joints within a couple square blocks. There was a guy who apparently made a living wheeling a cart with tamales between all the bars and selling them to the people inside. Every night I'd hear him come to the one across the street calling HOTamales. Sometimes dad would go down and get a few for us.

I wanted to grow up to be a hot tamale man.

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23 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:53 am

bethk

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and instead you grew up to be an art teacher who loved tamales!

that's not all bad.....

24 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:43 am

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Great story, hot Tamale man! Isn't it amazing how a flavour of our childhood becomes so important in our lives?

We were poor in Germany, or so I have realized as I grew older, I never felt poor. We left our town on April 12, 1955 heading for Canada. I was 10, it was Easter Monday, and my mother's 40th. birthday. Both my sisters and I had received several Easter baskets filled with sweets etc. from neighbours and family. Of course, we couldn't take everything and had to choose. There were no chocolate bunnies, instead there were bunnies that were bright red, a candy apple type of sweet.

As I became older, every year around Easter I had such a yen for one of those bunnies. Probably 20 years later on a trip to Germany I told a cousin of mine about wanting one of those bunnies. She just laughed and said that they were terrible. In my mind, they were the most wonderful flavour........................ Well, lo and behold, the next year just before Easter a package came from Germany, and it rattled. I opened it, and lo and behold there was a bunny, of course all in pieces. I was so excited, took a bite and said "Yuk, it's sugar and red food colouring." I don't want them any more! LOL

25 Re: November............ what's for dinner? on Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:48 pm

bethk

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Great story, Lore! Amazing how our memory gets a bit muddled over time, or is it our taste?

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With all the talk about tamales you guys got me thinking about something Mexican. Chicken Enchilads with assorted toppings: Extra green sauce, Cheese, Black olives, Enchilada Crema, Tomatoes, Avacado & Green Onion. Side of Mexican rice to go on the side.



My loaded enchilada:

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