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November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day

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126 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:34 pm

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no cooking for me today. Lyn had a doctor appointment in Orlando today so she picked me up at 8:30 this morning and after the doctor, lunch, shopping, laughing....we just got home at 8:30 p.m.

I'm glad we had a whole day to mess around not doing anything other than having a good time.

127 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:18 pm

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bethk wrote:Michelle, I'm glad you're feeling up to joining us again....I knew you'd return!

Thought of you the other day when I had to spray the underside of the outdoor lounge chaise ~ Dane was power washing the concrete in the courtyard and I thought the chaise could probably use a good spray-down.  When I turned it over I was aghast at the NASTY whatever from the morning dew or afternoon showers that turned to what looked like something growing on the straps ~ G*R*O*S*S !

I went to the garage and grabbed the spray bottle of Krud Kutter and a long handled brush and made quick work of ICKY REMOVAL.  I even wore gloves because I was afraid I might catch something from HIS lounge chair.  LOL

I sure hope it was the Krud Kutter that made you think of me and not the gross crud you found under that chair!!! Just kidding. It really is amazing stuff. We've turned the lady who cleans for us onto Krud Kutter, too. She loves that it's gentle on your hands.

128 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:27 pm

Crybaby

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Cookingirl, that new picture of Artie you're posting is adorable. Wish I could sleep that soundly!!!

129 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:15 pm

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Thanks Michelle. That was a quick picture of him sleeping on my lap, while I had a furry fleece throw on me.. Crazy cat never even woke up from the flash!!

He is sleeping a lot more now... like the rest of us.. naps... after all he is almost 13 years old!

I did not think it was a good picture, but other people have told me it was cute, so I am going with their opinions..

Thanks again,
Cindy

130 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:00 pm

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We're having...

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

Pork Sausage Patties

Green Beans

131 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:28 pm

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I did pan fried pork w/pan cream sauce, steamed summer squash (to mimic boiled potatoes) and green beans. I love playing around with pan sauces, never knowing until the last possible moment what I'll end up with ~ forgot to bring in some herbs (LAZY.....lol) so it was just some chicken stock to deglaze the pan and then a splash of half & half once the pan was cleaned up....let it simmer for a couple minutes until it thickened up.

132 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:16 pm

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I wanted to try the pork tenderloin tapa recipe in the new Milk Street issue. I have never been to a tapas bar and only have a vague idea of what it's all about. I had no intention of trying to create an authentic menu but did want to round out the meal with other bite size  offerings. I had shrimp scampi, stuffed mushrooms, three kinds of Spanish cheeses, hard cooked eggs,  Italian salami, rice, cherry peppers, and olives.  We thought the pork tapa was good but it might have been better if I had cut the pork in smaller pieces, then refrigerated and marinated in the dry rub over night.

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133 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:16 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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Supper was spaghetti and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Whoopie Doo!

Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti; .......I'm sick of Spaghetti....

134 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:24 am

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NormM wrote:I wanted to try the pork tenderloin tapa recipe in the new Milk Street issue. I have never been to a tapas bar and only have a vague idea of what it's all about. I had no intention of trying to create an authentic menu but did want to round out the meal with other bite size  offerings. I had shrimp scampi, stuffed mushrooms, three kinds of Spanish cheeses, hard cooked eggs,  Italian salami, rice, cherry peppers, and olives.  We thought the pork tapa was good but it might have been better if I had cut the pork in smaller pieces, then refrigerated and marinated in the dry rub over night.


I've been to a couple Tapas Bar eateries and you did pretty good, Norm, except that most is served on 'Little Plates' ~ LOTS of little plates in MY case. I wanted to try lots of different things on the menu. And it is a fun place for a 'Foodie' as nothing is overwhelming in size, either the amount served or size of the item. Most of what we had were 'finger foods'....I don't remember using many utensils. Oh, I take that back. I just didn't want anything that required a utensil ~ crude diner that I am! LOL I love finger foods!

135 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:29 am

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Supper was spaghetti and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Whoopie Doo!

Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti; .......I'm sick of Spaghetti....



Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy.....you KNOW how to fix that ("I'm sick of Spaghetti....")

Decide what you ARE hungry for and get busy in the kitchen. You are more capable than most to make that 'dining funk' disappear in short order!

Ah, but I know ~ It's more of, "I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M HUNGRY FOR !!'



Good luck with that! (I hate when I'm not happy with what I'm cooking but cannot decide what I AM hungry for.)

136 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:45 am

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bethk wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Supper was spaghetti and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Whoopie Doo!

Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti; .......I'm sick of Spaghetti....



Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy.....you KNOW how to fix that ("I'm sick of Spaghetti....")

Decide what you ARE hungry for and get busy in the kitchen.  You are more capable than most to make that 'dining funk' disappear in short order!  

Ah, but I know ~ It's more of, "I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M HUNGRY FOR !!'



Good luck with that!  (I hate when I'm not happy with what I'm cooking but cannot decide what I AM hungry for.)

The thing is, there is no one here to eat it anymore. Maybe the problem is, making too much?

137 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:16 am

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Yup....gotta do what Norm did: Make 'tapas' (Little Plates).

Like, say, some fried meat balls to snack on, or some steak bites.....or maybe (you'll HATE this suggestion.....) try two different vegetables each day for a week.....Hahahaha ~ got you with that one, didn't I ???

138 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:31 am

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Lots of little plates means lots of dish washing.

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139 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:27 pm

bethk

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NormM wrote:Lots of  little plates means lots of dish washing.  

Which is why I run my dishwasher multiple times a day sometimes......

140 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:56 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Not with Jimmy. Yes er ee....!
I use paper plates. Plus, I wash my paper dish if possible, and use it again.
Tina doesn't appreciate that, but heck. Just conserving!

141 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:00 pm

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I prefer to throw away paper plates than wash plates. Charlie thinks that is wasteful and uses regular plates but he usually puts them in the sink and I end up washing them and then putting them in the dishwasher. When I have a meal that I want to take pictures of, I often use plates so it looks better though. Charlie loaded and ran the dishwasher last night but I still had to unload it and put the dirty dishes in the sink in the dishwasher.

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142 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:22 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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NormM wrote:I prefer to throw away paper plates than wash plates.  Charlie thinks that is wasteful and uses regular plates but he usually puts them in the sink and I end up washing them and then putting them in the dishwasher.  When I have a meal that I want to take pictures of, I often use plates so it looks better though.   Charlie loaded and ran the dishwasher last night but I still had to unload it and put the dirty dishes in the sink in the dishwasher.

We have a normal dishwasher set up. Right next to the sink. YET!
It's too far away for some people ( all others in the household ) and they cannot get it thru their heads, that it is less work to rinse a dish or whatever, and place it directly in the dishwasher.
I HATE spoons and forks just sitting in the bottom of the sink.

Oh! and get this!!!.... Tina has a dish drip drain tray / rack on the counter next to the sink taking up room. Right next to the hand soap and lotions.

143 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:46 pm

NormM

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Me too.

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144 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:50 pm

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Today was one of those, "I don't know WHAT to fix for supper" days......

So, I walked through the closest Winn Dixie instead of rooting around in the freezer. I walked from one end of the meat counter to the 'fresh' fish ~ finally decided on some wild-caught cod, even though it was 'previously frozen'. It looked like it was holding together fairly well.

I did a simple seasoning with s&p and then a dusting of flour, into some peanut oil in a hot cast iron skillet, put the broccoli, carrots & onions on a foil covered roasting pan with evoo and s&p and par cooked the cleaned out delicata squash along side. Simple and tasty.

145 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:50 pm

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I discovered my bag of potatoes is starting to sprout so I am baking them all and making mashed potatoes and then I will freeze them. It has been warm so I am not surprised they started to sprout.

I just got another recipe feed from Serious Eats. This one is all about sodium Citrate and how it can make your mac & cheese creamy.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/11/sodium-citrate-baked-mac-and-cheese.html?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Serious%20Eats&utm_content=Daily%20Serious%20Eats+CID_90c1d5cce379fa372e750eb108290e4b&utm_source=Email%20campaign&utm_term=Modern%20Baked%20Mac%20and%20Cheese%20With%20Cheddar%20and%20Gruyre

146 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:22 pm

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OK.... Finger # 1 was leftover pork fried rice.
Finger # 2 was fried breaded shrimp. ( Grotons frozen ).
Finger # 3 was french fries ( frozen oven heated Orida ).
Finger # 4 was a frozen, and Baked Mrs. Clair's Apple Cobbler.
Finger # 5 was used to type this, and about what was built up for today's supper.

Actually, Tina bought Cod Fish fillets at the store today, but I figured, tomorrow would be a better day to have that.

147 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:33 pm

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I was hungry for pasta....it's NOT on Mr. Amazing's list of 'approved' meals.

Well, there's more than one way to skin a cat ~ I chose a recipe from my Cooking Light Magazine and kind of based my supper on one of the recipes I had made before. As long as I can say, "here's the nutrition info and calorie count.....this is what I made.", then I don't get any argument.

I do not try to sabotage his eating plan but sometimes I want to fix what I want and I WANTED PASTA!

So, this is one of the 'One Pan Pasta' meals, where you cook the pasta in chicken stock/milk and don't drain it. The starch from the pasta becomes the 'creamy' part of the dish and it tastes much richer than it really is. I started with one slice of bacon, browned & reserved, cooked one chopped chicken breast & reserved, then cooked a few thinly sliced mushrooms and some thinly sliced onion & reserved. Oh, I added some fresh thyme to the chicken and some fresh tarragon to the mushrooms/onions. Then I deglazed the pan with some chicken stock, added an equal amount of milk and brought it to a boil.....added enough angel hair pasta for two and let it boil until tender. Then I stirred in some frozen peas (love the bright color they add) and when they were warmed through, added the chicken, bacon, mushrooms & onions and continued cooking until the peas were done and everything was heated through.

There wasn't much sauce left by the time everything was mixed together but it was nicely moist so I think I did OK on my 'guessing' of amounts.

148 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:21 pm

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About once a year, Charlie asks for lasagne and he asked for it today. Included is the last of some sourdough French bread made a couple days ago.

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149 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:06 am

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Oh, man, you're killin' me with PASTA lasagne AND homemade sourdough bread !!!

Looks wonderful.

150 Re: November, 2016 - Dinner / Supper for the day on Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:08 am

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thanks Beth

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