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JANUARY 2017 Whats Cooking for Dinner / Supper?

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bethk

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We went to see the movie, "Lion", about a lost Indian boy who returns to India to find his Mother 25 years later. After watching "Hidden Figures" (which was the best movie we've viewed in a couple years), this one was good but I had trouble enjoying it without comparing it. Some of the dialog was difficult to understand because of sub-titles or, later, much being spoken with an Australian accent.

After the movie we went to Gator's Dockside for lunch. I had the strangest Pork Belly Tacos. Now, mind you, it might have been mostly MY problem because I asked for them WITHOUT the quesco fresco or cillantro......but the pork belly was sliced thinner than bacon and had no real flavor at all. I should have made another menu choice but had wanted to see how they put the taco together.

So, later last night I reheated some of my leftover meatloaf from the night before. That had plenty of flavor and just a small bit was enough to satisfy my hunger.

Bugster2

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I think it was George Bernard Shaw who said something like "Two people separated by a common language". My husband and I are always asking "What did he say?" when watching a British or Australian movie or watching a movie with a foreigner speaking English. Ever had trouble understanding an Indian? Whaaaat did he say??? My friend told me her solution to the problem: she turns on her closed captioning. My husband finds reading subtitles annoying but I find it very helpful. We watched a quirky movie the other day: "The Dressmaker". It had Aussies that were a bit difficult to understand. Really enjoyed the movie anyway. Liam Hemsworth (?) is a hunk.

NormM

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Ever notice some TV shows have subtitles for people speaking American English?  Shows like Swamp People and Mountain Men.

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Bugster2

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Yes! Their regional accents are so heavy that you can't understand them either.

UNCLE JIMMY

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Tina watches a lot of movies of religious types like Samson or Joseph etc. at the time of the old testament. Half of those films, the actors have British Accents.

Bugster2

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Joe and I watch a lot of British films and are always saying "what did he/she say?" when cockney or other accents are spoken. You miss a lot. I watched a movie I will never forget called "Little Voice". I had a very hard time understanding what was being said until this woman said "and I 'ad me hand on 'is meat and veg". I understood that line perfectly. LOL.

UNCLE JIMMY

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This is bad....
Tina mad what we call Mike's Casserole.... Because Mike doesn't like it.

It's ground beef browned with onions layered with mixed veggies, added cheese, and topped with biscuits, and cheddar cheese on top that...then baked till done.

bethk

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Mike might not like it but it's one of your favorites, isn't it, Jimmy? Looking at the bright side.....it's not soup and it's not spaghetti!

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We've been out to eat WAY too often lately.....last Sunday, then Wednesday for our anniversary, Thursday with the neighborhood golfers, Friday with my movie ladies and this morning for the monthly neighborhood breakfast. Lyn asked if we wanted to get together with the visiting friends from Ohio at an Italian restaurant tonight. I asked her to beg off for us...she just told the girls we had previous plans. I knew Dane couldn't handle another restaurant meal.

I can't believe we're both exhausted from having someone else do the cooking!

But when I asked what he wanted for supper earlier today (after I got back from exercise class) he couldn't come up with a suggestion. So, I said, "Well, I guess we'll have pork chops on the grill", knowing he would NOT want that. Suddenly he came up with Chef Salad for supper ~ good idea!

Sometimes it's all in how it's presented that makes it easy to think of what you really want to eat!

I swear ~ the most difficult thing about cooking / meal prep is coming up with the idea of WHAT to fix.

UNCLE JIMMY

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You got that right Beth. It's not spaghetti; or soup.
For lunch, tina made pasta e fagiole ..... supper will be Italian seasoned thin fried steaks.
Then as they come out of the pan, a shake of grated Romano cheese.Chewy but tasty!

1DomesticGoddess

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We are having...

Beef Tips in Gravy served over Cooked Noodles
Lettuce Salad
Homemade Granola Bars (for dessert)

UNCLE JIMMY

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BTW .... this is what Mikes Casserole be lookin like. After the poor thing was delved into!

UNCLE JIMMY

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1DomesticGoddess wrote:We are having...

Beef Tips in Gravy served over Cooked Noodles
Lettuce Salad
Homemade Granola Bars (for dessert)


That sounds good ! I love gravy meats over noodles.

bethk

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We had friends in from Ohio so we had a pot luck over at Lyn's (her house is the largest). I made two pans of baked oven sliders. Dinner rolls split - added a layer of sliced mozzarella cheese, piled on the shredded Italian Beef pot roast and then another layer of cheese & the tops of the rolls. The other pan was Swiss cheese & pulled rottiserie chicken, some dill pickle slices, another layer of Swiss and then the tops. Covered in foil and baked at 350° for about 45 minutes to heat through and melt the cheese.

The Ohio girls brought store bought potato salad, cole slaw & cookies. Threw in a bag of chips and a relish tray and supper was a success.

UNCLE JIMMY

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"Whoa...Pa Pa , break out the "Scope" Phew!"
"Talk about Garlic Breath!"

bethk

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I cannot get over how much hair that Cutie Patootie hs! He's really starting to get his personality showing. And how nice that you get to see Jim, Jr. on a regular basis.

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:I cannot get over how much hair that Cutie Patootie hs!  He's really starting to get his personality showing.  And how nice that you get to see Jim, Jr. on a regular basis.

Yeah! Time for Bryl Cream!

UNCLE JIMMY

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Well, we know what's for supper today.
Pork tenderloin oven roasted with cinnamon canned apples; stuffing, and mashed potatoes.
Then .....because Jim Jr. doesn't like pork roast, we will make a small lasagna.

Bugster2

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I have a chuck roast in the slow cooker. Roasted carrots and potatoes to go with it.

I was wondering if other people across the country get these emails asking to reduce our usage of gas, water and electricity. Drives me nuts! The electric company sent mail that said we were going to be $2.00 over what we should be using. This morning the gas company said not to turn on the heat, use the oven, stove or dryer and water heater. I have a few choice words for them.

bethk

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:
bethk wrote:I cannot get over how much hair that Cutie Patootie hs!  He's really starting to get his personality showing.  And how nice that you get to see Jim, Jr. on a regular basis.

Yeah! Time for Bryl Cream!

Yup.....a little dab will do ya! Hahahahahaha!

bethk

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Supper was a quick and easy meal.....chicken chunks with some Kalbi style sauce, roasted cauliflower and lima beans.

cookingirl

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made a quick pan seared sirloin strip steak...along with mashed potatoes with cream cheese (yum) and some corn... It was fast.. did not come out all that good because I was stressed...I was at first waiting for the Specialist Vet to return my call; and then I was thinking about what she said to me.. and other things...

Artie has been very, very sick since the beginning of December. I thought I was going to have to out him down on Christmas day.. as it was, Christmas Morning I was in the ER with him.. I missed my Christmas dinner with my family because I was late to getting there and was complete exhausted....

I have leftovers for tomorrow.. I will fix it up so it will be better.....

have not cooked for a while because I have been exhausted with Artie.. and his care...I felt as if I needed a good meal...

Bugster2

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cookingirl wrote:made a quick pan seared sirloin strip steak...along with mashed potatoes with cream cheese (yum) and some corn... It was fast.. did not come out all that good because I was stressed...I was at first waiting  for the Specialist Vet to return my call; and then I was thinking about what she said to me.. and other things...

Artie has been very, very sick since the beginning of December. I thought I was going to have to out him down on Christmas day.. as it was, Christmas Morning I was in the ER with him.. I missed my Christmas dinner with my family because I was late to getting there and was complete exhausted....

I have leftovers for tomorrow.. I will fix it up so it will be better.....

have not cooked for a while because I have been exhausted with Artie.. and his care...I felt as if I needed a good meal...


Have the doctors determined what is wrong with Artie?

UNCLE JIMMY

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Bugster2 wrote:I have a chuck roast in the slow cooker. Roasted carrots and potatoes to go with it.

I was wondering if other people across the country get these emails asking to reduce our usage of gas, water and electricity. Drives me nuts! The electric company sent mail that said we were going to be $2.00 over what we should be using. This morning the gas company said not to turn on the heat, use the oven, stove or dryer and water heater. I have a few choice words for them.
??? I don't understand. Instead of using the home heating system to heat the home, use the dryer? or oven/ ? How could the dryer possibly heat the inside of the home??.....

Bugster2

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You are supposed to not use the heater or any thing that uses gas. So we walk around a house that is in the high 50's or low 60's. Screw them. It is the gas company's own fault. They had these gas storage wells that sprung a leak. A neighboring housing development of thousands of people had to leave their homes for a year until they capped all the storage wells. The same thing happens in the summer. The electric company tells us not to turn on the air conditioning to avoid rolling black-outs. We have had black-outs and brown-outs. We already pay the highest rates for electricity in the country. If you kept the air conditioning on 24/7 like you have to do in the desert, you could be paying into the thousands. They make us coastal residents pay higher rates so they don't cook the people living out in the deserts because they can't afford to turn on the air. And water! Oy! I no longer have any grass in my backyard and my front looks like it has the mange. My water bill is actually higher now that I don't water the backyard. They told us to cut back because of the drought. OK. So we did just that. But the water company lost money because we weren't using as much so they hiked the rates.

UNCLE JIMMY

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Supper was leftover cubed potatoes fried. Then Mikes Casserole heated.

It was a 3 in one food plate of breakfast, lunch, and supper all at once.

I have a good handfull of ground beef. Tonight, when they all go to sleep, I will mix up a small batch of fried meatballs. That'll wake them up looking for a snack.

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