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JANUARY 2017 Whats Cooking for Dinner / Supper?

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Bugster2

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Bleach is the only thing that kills the norovirus.

Yes jimmy, the jaccard works well.

UNCLE JIMMY

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Bugster2 wrote:Bleach is the only thing that kills the norovirus.

Yes jimmy, the jaccard works well.

Thanks Debbie.
I guess i'll spray the steak with bleach, and poke Tender Tina with the Jaccard tool, as soon as she falls asleep! affraid
?? Did I get that right ??.....

bethk

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Jimmy....you are too twisted for words! LOL

Crybaby

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Bugster2 wrote:I use something called a jaccard.

It sure is. I have a small hand-held white one (well, it's yellowed white now). It's good for something like round steak, though I usually still beat round steak with a hammer-type tenderizer. They were usually made by Hobart; in fact, older people called it a Hobart!

Crybaby

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cookingirl wrote:Michelle, what part of Massachusetts does Brian's family live...I am in Massachusetts, but near Boston.. I could at least order some flowers for you, or get a Spiritual Bouquet from my church.. If it is near me, I could go to the wake or funeral......

let me know..
((hugs)) to you and Brian...

That's sweet, CG, but totally unnecessary.  Brian's brother is not Brian and he's not the friendliest nor kindest person you've ever met.  Ellen?  She's a beautiful, kind, sweet, darling woman who just about everyone loves.  Brian's family that remain in MA live in different parts of the state but his brother and his wife live in Easton, MA.  One of Brian's very good friends from childhood, who he's still in touch with, also lives in Easton.  It's a pretty little town and Bob and Ellen have a beautiful old house on a decent piece of land.

Brian's best friend from childhood, Jimmy, lives in New Bedford.  Jimmy will probably make the trip to Easton for the funeral, which would really please Brian.  His brother and Jimmy aren't fast friends for sure but knowing Jimmy, he'll go to the funeral just to please Brian.  He's a very good friend.  

And no problem with flowers, Cyn, as they're just a phone call away no matter where one lives.  I even have a regular florist I used when Brian's mom was still alive and in assisted living in Stoughton, which is close to Easton.  The florist will probably be shocked to hear from me again, as we always talked for a bit when I called (I love flowers and would send them to Mrs. B often to cheer her up and make her room a bit brighter.)  We also have anything spiritual under control as well, though you're kind to offer.

Edit: I just realized my message probably didn't make any sense. Not only did Brian's Aunt Josephine pass away on Thursday but we found out yesterday that Brian's brother's wife, Ellen, has been given three weeks to live. She's been fighting breast cancer for several years but was diagnosed with leukemia about a month ago. She's going into hospice in her house pretty soon. Very, very sad. I last saw Ellen in 2012 when we went up there for a wedding. Ellen and I laughed, as we were the only two women at the wedding still wearing stockings! Ellen is drop dead beautiful and had on a huge hat with flowers and was, as always, a head turner.

UNCLE JIMMY

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Supper was early .... Enough to digest a delicious pork roast with bone in.
Bavarian potato dumplings, and stuffing; with gravy nice and thick from the pan drippings.
I had a Boston Cream chocolate glazed doughnut for dessert.
Oh Jeepers.... my belly is so full!

Bugster2

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The problem with some of those cancer drugs is that they can cause other kinds of cancers later on.

bethk

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I wanted pasta so I had to peruse my Cooking Light magazines to come up with an 'acceptable' recipe to base my supper on. Mr. Amazing is such a stickler for wanting to stay within his allowed calories. I keep telling him that portion control is HIS responsibility.

But I did find a Grilled Chicken Florentine Pasta recipe that I could use as the basis for my meal. I knew I wanted to use up some veg I had....one yellow & one green zucchini, a box of mushrooms, some grape tomatoes and half an onion. So, instead of using spinach I subbed in my 'soon-to-go-south' refrigerator veg.

The main thing I used from the recipe was making a tiny bit of flour roux and using chicken stock and milk for the cheese sauce (in my case parmesan and a little piece of mozzarella that needed a home).

I made two thin cutlets from a chicken breast and seasoned with my Hungarian steak seasoning and browned them off, then removed them and let them rest before slicing into bite size pieces to re-add to the dish later. I cooked off the onion, mushrooms & zucchini and removed that from the pan, covered so the heat would continue to soften the veg before it got mixed back in. Finally, I turned up the heat and did a blister-fry on the grape tomatoes to just heat through and soften a bit, also removing and holding.

The sauce was the residual evoo and about 2 tsp. of butter in the pan and a small amount of flour. When the flour had cooked out a bit I added some chicken broth and milk, then I stirred in a healthy amount of microplaned parmesan and mozzarella, ending up with a faux alfredo sauce. I added some Italian seasonings and a few grates of nutmeg.

Finally, all the sliced chicken and cooked veg, along with some cooked fetuccini got stirred in and brought to a boil to reheat completely.

By my calculations, I'm figuring Mr. Amazing had a 450 calorie supper. He wasn't complaining.

UNCLE JIMMY

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Well.... Today will be Happy Thanksgiving II !
Yep! .... I don't know how it came about, but there is a 12 LB. turkey in the oven, with stuffing and all the works. Kids are coming to eat. DD won't be here. Well pump broke, and they are working on getting it going.

bethk

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Oh, dear....tell Maria I feel for her.

I remember the ONLY time I ever planned a 'Surprise Birthday Party' for Mr. Amazing.....our well pump went out ~ the part that is down at the water line. On his birthday he was laying in a 4' trench, filled with water, digging and trying to pull the darn thing up out of the depths of the earth!

Oh, and his birthday is February 13th.....CRAPPY Ohio weather, to be sure!

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:Oh, dear....tell Maria I feel for her.

I remember the ONLY time I ever planned a 'Surprise Birthday Party' for Mr. Amazing.....our well pump went out ~ the part that is down at the water line.  On his birthday he was laying in a 4' trench, filled with water, digging and trying to pull the darn thing up out of the depths of the earth!

Oh, and his birthday is February 13th.....CRAPPY Ohio weather, to be sure!
.....AND.... don't let him outside the house, and tie him down; because....it is FRIDAY the "13th",......

cookingirl

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Crybaby wrote:
cookingirl wrote:Michelle, what part of Massachusetts does Brian's family live...I am in Massachusetts, but near Boston.. I could at least order some flowers for you, or get a Spiritual Bouquet from my church.. If it is near me, I could go to the wake or funeral......

let me know..
((hugs)) to you and Brian...

That's sweet, CG, but totally unnecessary.  Brian's brother is not Brian and he's not the friendliest nor kindest person you've ever met.  Ellen?  She's a beautiful, kind, sweet, darling woman who just about everyone loves.  Brian's family that remain in MA live in different parts of the state but his brother and his wife live in Easton, MA.  One of Brian's very good friends from childhood, who he's still in touch with, also lives in Easton.  It's a pretty little town and Bob and Ellen have a beautiful old house on a decent piece of land.

Brian's best friend from childhood, Jimmy, lives in New Bedford.  Jimmy will probably make the trip to Easton for the funeral, which would really please Brian.  His brother and Jimmy aren't fast friends for sure but knowing Jimmy, he'll go to the funeral just to please Brian.  He's a very good friend.  

And no problem with flowers, Cyn, as they're just a phone call away no matter where one lives.  I even have a regular florist I used when Brian's mom was still alive and in assisted living in Stoughton, which is close to Easton.  The florist will probably be shocked to hear from me again, as we always talked for a bit when I called (I love flowers and would send them to Mrs. B often to cheer her up and make her room a bit brighter.)  We also have anything spiritual under control as well, though you're kind to offer.

Edit:  I just realized my message probably didn't make any sense.  Not only did Brian's Aunt Josephine pass away on Thursday but we found out yesterday that Brian's brother's wife, Ellen, has been given three weeks to live.  She's been fighting breast cancer for several years but was diagnosed with leukemia about a month ago.  She's going into hospice in her house pretty soon.   Very, very sad.  I last saw Ellen in 2012 when we went up there for a wedding.  Ellen and I laughed, as we were the only two women at the wedding still wearing stockings!  Ellen is drop dead beautiful and had on a huge hat with flowers and was, as always, a head turner.  

I am so sorry to hear of this...please give Brian a huge (((((((((HUG)))))))))))) from me and give yourself a very Gentle {{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}} from me.
love

cookingirl

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Supper was early .... Enough to digest a delicious pork roast with bone in.
Bavarian potato dumplings, and stuffing; with gravy nice and thick from the pan drippings.
I had a Boston Cream chocolate glazed doughnut for dessert.
Oh Jeepers.... my belly is so full!

I want your supper!!! I need it!!!!!!! LOL What a Face

cookingirl

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Supper was early .... Enough to digest a delicious pork roast with bone in.
Bavarian potato dumplings, and stuffing; with gravy nice and thick from the pan drippings.
I had a Boston Cream chocolate glazed doughnut for dessert.
Oh Jeepers.... my belly is so full!

YUM>>> sorry, I am late..been dealing with Artie for a few days.. I am really exhausted, not making any sense...sorry..

Yes, Artie is my love...he is really my therapy cat...and I am not ashamed to admit that...
my therapy animal...and he is so darn sick...it has been a nightmare...and the Vet hospital has been horrible to deal with..

I just got a phone call from the Customer Service Manger...got a refund on my credit card because of all the ;;;crap.. I wen through the past 2 day...

Right now, I am exhausted and not making any sense....please bear with me...

love to all
Cindy

bethk

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Hope things get better for you, Cyn. Best I've got is, "this, too, shall pass...." Give Artie an extra hug and feel better (both of you) soon.

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Last night's pasta veg, of which I knew was too much for one meal, got the leftovers turned into a vegetable frittata for tonight's supper ~ some browned breakfast sausage links on the side.

Bugster2

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cookingirl wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Supper was early .... Enough to digest a delicious pork roast with bone in.
Bavarian potato dumplings, and stuffing; with gravy nice and thick from the pan drippings.
I had a Boston Cream chocolate glazed doughnut for dessert.
Oh Jeepers.... my belly is so full!

YUM>>> sorry, I am late..been dealing with Artie for a few days.. I am really exhausted, not making any sense...sorry..

Yes, Artie is my love...he is really my therapy cat...and I am not ashamed to admit that...
my therapy animal...and he is so darn sick...it has  been a nightmare...and the Vet hospital has been horrible to deal with..

I just got a phone call from the Customer Service Manger...got a refund on my credit card because of all the ;;;crap.. I wen through the past 2 day...

Right now, I am exhausted and not making any sense....please bear with me...

love to all
Cindy



I'll try again: What is wrong with Artie???

cookingirl

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Bugster2 wrote:
cookingirl wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Supper was early .... Enough to digest a delicious pork roast with bone in.
Bavarian potato dumplings, and stuffing; with gravy nice and thick from the pan drippings.
I had a Boston Cream chocolate glazed doughnut for dessert.
Oh Jeepers.... my belly is so full!

YUM>>> sorry, I am late..been dealing with Artie for a few days.. I am really exhausted, not making any sense...sorry..

Yes, Artie is my love...he is really my therapy cat...and I am not ashamed to admit that...
my therapy animal...and he is so darn sick...it has  been a nightmare...and the Vet hospital has been horrible to deal with..

I just got a phone call from the Customer Service Manger...got a refund on my credit card because of all the ;;;crap.. I wen through the past 2 day...

Right now, I am exhausted and not making any sense....please bear with me...

love to all
Cindy



I'll try again: What is wrong with Artie???

Sorry, I have been so upset.. Artie now has in addition to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, (IBD) a motility issue which will eventually lead to MegaColon...

Since Dec first, he has had 5 enemas and one manual evacuation because he cannot poop.. He is constipated.. he is on a ton of meds.. he is so alert, loving..cuddling...

I have had a really bad experience with the Specialist, and the Vet Hospital.. My regular Vet is awesome.. it is the Specialist who and staff who has issues.. I ended up getting over a hundred dollar refund because of all the junk I went through yesterday...

He is on special food, and so much meds.. yet, he is still so sweet and loving.. he is so good about taking his meds.. he is one special boy with a very strong will to live...
I will abide by that will until the 'time' comes... I love this little boy..He is definitely my special fur baby.. the one who comes along once in a lifetime.. I will do anything I can for him...special food, meds, vets, etc..

sorry I did not reply sooner.. Since Dec 1, it has been horrible..

I actually thought I was going to have to put him down on Christmas morning.. I was at the ER Vet right after Morning Mass-- in tears..
He rallied... and wants to live.. I love him...

I am just a bit exhausted right now...

thank you for asking.. ((hugs))

Bugster2

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Poor Artie! I had a cat with eosinophilic colitis. We had him on a special diet and steroids. The special diet did the trick. Do you live near any veterinary schools? They may be able to help. Perhaps the vet can teach you how to give Artie his enemas. Maybe something to keep his stools soft? Perhaps he is already on something like that. I also suffer from a motility disorder and have first hand knowledge of what he may be going through. Poor Artie!

NormM

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Dinner tonight was meatloaf, potatoes, brussels sprouts and a salad

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UNCLE JIMMY

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The turkey dinner turned out great! ... Turkey bones pulled right out of the meat.

I even ate some crispy pieces.....

And, we didn't forget to put out the cranberry sauce...

Bugster2

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I just picked up a turkey for 49 cents/lb. We are going to have it at the end of the week.

bethk

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NormM wrote:Dinner tonight was meatloaf, potatoes, brussels sprouts and a salad

Norm....when the door bell rings, it'll be ME coming for leftovers! OMG! That looks SO good!

bethk

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:The turkey dinner turned out great! ... Turkey bones pulled right out of the meat.

I even ate some crispy pieces.....

And, we didn't forget to put out the cranberry sauce...



Hahahahaha! I happen to have a can of jellied cranberry sauce in my refrigerator from Christmas ~ that we forgot! Dane's the only one who eats it and when Marcie (a friend from Ohio) made 'her' cranberry jello for the dinner we didn't bother with the can. Personally, I only care for a little bit of 'REAL' cranberry sauce, made from cooking down the fresh cranberries and adding some citrus, sugar, etc. But a bag of cranberries makes too much for a meal and it's just not worth it anymore.

But I'm happy you're keeping Ocean Spray in business! Good for you.

NormM

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Thanks Beth

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UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:The turkey dinner turned out great! ... Turkey bones pulled right out of the meat.

I even ate some crispy pieces.....

And, we didn't forget to put out the cranberry sauce...



Hahahahaha!  I happen to have a can of jellied cranberry sauce in my refrigerator from Christmas ~ that we forgot!  Dane's the only one who eats it and when Marcie (a friend from Ohio) made 'her' cranberry jello for the dinner we didn't bother with the can.  Personally, I only care for a little bit of 'REAL' cranberry sauce, made from cooking down the fresh cranberries and adding some citrus, sugar, etc.  But a bag of cranberries makes too much for a meal and it's just not worth it anymore.  

But I'm happy you're keeping Ocean Spray in business!  Good for you.
Yep! ... Ocean Spray is the only one she likes / buys!

I never forgot, one year, my brother made a cranberry salad. He had whole cranberries, raisins, orange pieces; pineapple, and when done, there was literally 3 gallons of the stuff. It didn't go over, and no one barely ate it. I had like 4 or 5 berries, and spit them out.

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