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151 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:43 pm

Crybaby

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bethk wrote:
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Uhh??? What the heck are you smoking Beth?....or drinking?

Honest to goodness, Jimmy......I do NOT remember ever making salmon.  I don't even like the stuff.  Maybe I made it for Dane ~ he loves the fish.  But I don't recall this at all.

(a memory is a terrible thing to lose!)

Maybe you, or someone else, copied it and noted that it was the same plate! Maybe when it was posted by someone else (I can think of one person who might have posted it), you copied it BECAUSE it was the same plate as yours. I seem to remember a post or two by someone noting that they had the same plate or serving platter as in the picture. I even remember seeing a photo here that someone made that looked EXACTLY like a post I saw on the Virtual Weber website -- no lie!

152 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:13 pm

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Niagara wrote:Making some chicken livers and vegetables for myself tonight. I love liver, my fav is rabbit livers. When hubby used to slaughter our rabbits, he gave me the "innards". I cooked the hearts, kidneys etc. for the dogs treats, but we ate the liver. Yum, Yumm, yumm. Lots of onions, black pepper and not much else. I can't buy rabbit liver, but chicken livers are a close second. I just knocked on my next door neighbour's door. She's a nurse and works odd shifts. She's never had chicken livers but is game to try! Gonna microwave her a potato, just in case.

I’m not a chicken liver fan per se, Lore, but I do like things like pâté and terrines that are made from liver.  And I don’t mind chicken livers chopped up real fine and added with other giblets to things like turkey gravy, dressing or dirty rice.  But a plate of chicken livers, not for me.  I don’t like calf’s liver either.  I’ve got to admit that liver smells delicious (I’m totally unfamiliar with rabbit liver) every time someone has been cooking it, but I always found calf’s liver to taste gritty when I tried it, no matter who made it.  Chicken livers if cut up I can handle but not as an entrée or a plateful of them!  My father, though, absolutely adored all types of liver, and I remember seeing him down a plate of chicken livers he had been so excited to find on a lunch menu one time.  He’d have considered himself lucky to have shared your dinner, Lore!  As a kid, I’d eat liver cheese but I think I did it just ‘cause my father liked it, as I can’t stand it now!  

Glad your neighbor liked it!!!!



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153 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:17 pm

Crybaby

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Crybaby wrote:
bethk wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:


Uhh??? What the heck are you smoking Beth?....or drinking?

Honest to goodness, Jimmy......I do NOT remember ever making salmon.  I don't even like the stuff.  Maybe I made it for Dane ~ he loves the fish.  But I don't recall this at all.

(a memory is a terrible thing to lose!)

Maybe you, or someone else, copied it and noted that it was the same plate!  Maybe when it was posted by someone else (I can think of one person who might have posted it), you copied it BECAUSE it was the same plate as yours.  I seem to remember a post or two by someone noting that they had the same plate or serving platter as in the picture.  I even remember seeing a photo here that someone made that looked EXACTLY like a post I saw on the Virtual Weber website -- no lie!

Laughed, as I just re-read your message, Beth, and saw that you recognized the other stuff on the table!  So sorry.  Write my confusion off to computeritis!!!



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154 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:15 pm

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Andrea wasn't objecting to eating at home tonight.....maybe the rain showers had something to do with that decision, LOL. So, I used the last of the grilled chicken and made chicken enchiladas with all the fixins'.....



155 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:19 pm

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Crybaby wrote:
Laughed, as I just re-read your message, Beth, and saw that you recognized the other stuff on the table!  So sorry.  Write my confusion off to computeritis!!!

I mentioned to Andrea about my mystery salmon meal post and she said she remembered when I made the meal......she was surprised because she knows I like salmon as much as she does.....LOL And she thought it was quite a sacrifice on MY part to make something that her dad likes. Guess that says quite a bit about ME, huh? Hahahahaha!

156 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:28 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Crybaby wrote:
bethk wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:


Uhh??? What the heck are you smoking Beth?....or drinking?

Honest to goodness, Jimmy......I do NOT remember ever making salmon.  I don't even like the stuff.  Maybe I made it for Dane ~ he loves the fish.  But I don't recall this at all.

(a memory is a terrible thing to lose!)

Maybe you, or someone else, copied it and noted that it was the same plate!  Maybe when it was posted by someone else (I can think of one person who might have posted it), you copied it BECAUSE it was the same plate as yours.  I seem to remember a post or two by someone noting that they had the same plate or serving platter as in the picture.  I even remember seeing a photo here that someone made that looked EXACTLY like a post I saw on the Virtual Weber website -- no lie!
I was here thinking. You sound like Angela Lansbury, in Murder She Wrote! .....

Do YOU have any books out there? I would be the FIRST to read it if you did.

157 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:51 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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I made a pepperoni / cheese bread. I gnawed on that for supper. I had an ice cold beer with that; just a habit of beer with pepperoni.

Mother Superior, was out and about today, and she stopped for an ice cream, and she had been throwing up all afternoon.
I told her she may be dairy intolerant. Poor thing!
It was funny; watching the three cats looking at her, and waiting for her hair ball to approach.
I could read their primitive, but accurate minds ( Is that what WE Look like when WE get sick? )
F U N N Y
I'm gonna S S & S, and then, I am going to have an lemon tart, or an apple pie. ( Mini Pie )
Warsh it down with a nice hot cup of Krispy Kreme Coffee!

158 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:29 pm

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Poor Tina! I know exactly how she feels.

Tonight I fed Katie and Joe some precooked shrimp and albacore poke with sea asparagus that I picked up at Costco. They were very happy.

159 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:54 pm

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I was wondering Jimmy, are there certain foods that always make her sick or is it a crap shoot? If it is always the same things, you should keep a list of those foods and try to have her stick to it. I have one. I can't tolerate chilies of any kind, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, mustards, raw onions, and so on. If I eat more than 1/4 cup ice cream, I feel very bloated.

160 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:11 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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Bugster2 wrote:I was wondering Jimmy, are there certain foods that always make her sick or is it a crap shoot? If it is always the same things, you should keep a list of those foods and try to have her stick to it. I have one. I can't tolerate chilies of any kind, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, mustards, raw onions, and so on. If I eat more than 1/4 cup ice cream, I feel very bloated.
Debbie, she can eat scrambled eggs one day, and be ok.
Another day, the same eggs will not go down. It like gets jammed or stuck in the top of the stomach ( as she describes it ), and it can be a 4 hour period she will feel it. Now! She can eat cookies, candy ( she loves chocolate twizzlers ) , or cake, and have no problems whatsoever.

She lives on Zantac extra strength. When she gets heartburn.
I say ( Dr. Jimmy ) she has an ulcer. No

Last week, I made burgers with excellent ground 4 times beef from a butcher shop that sells only free range meats. She ate 3/4 of the burger plain, and no problem. The next day, she fried breaded eggplant, and was deathly sick after she ate.
She can eat a hot dog and get sick, but a corn dog, she has no problem.

161 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:32 am

Bugster2

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Poor kid. Sounds somewhat like me.

162 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:15 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Bugster2 wrote:Poor kid. Sounds somewhat like me.
Yep! Everytime she has a problem, I tell her you sound like Debbie with her stomach problems!

163 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:40 pm

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OK, so today is 'Truth Day' for me. I'm such a lamebrain! A good friend of mine sent me a gift of grill cooking mats because she knows I do a lot of meals on my gas grill and when they arrived it was rainy and I didn't make much on the grill that they would be appropriate for. So, then we had company and 'someone' helped do a quick clean up in the kitchen, cleaning off my countertop and the box of grill mats got stashed in a drawer.

So, after a month or so, I got a message from my friend that she assumed the mats were worthless since I hadn't sent her pics or told her about using them. I had to admit what a loser I am and that once they were in the cabinet it was "out-of-sight.....out-of-mind" and I had forgotten all about them. My memory is so terrible. I'm actually thinking of having MY name, Dane, Andrea & Robin tatoo'd on the inside of my arm so I can refer to it when I forget who I'm talking to or talking about!

So, today Andrea helped me decide on a meal to make on the grill that would be a good test of the grilling mats. I can say the mats worked wonderfully. I grilled baby bok choy with a sweetish dressing marinade, baby zucchini and mushrooms.....nothing stuck or fell through the grates or got stuck or left half cooked stuck on the grates.

Then I put on some giant shrimps with a dry spicy glaze....something we picked up today at a cute little kitchen / supply store when we went to Mt. Dora on a 'girl's outing day trip' with Lyn (AND out to lunch but I'll post about that later). The dry glaze was interesting....sugar and spices (a little more spicy heat that I would normally use) ~ you put it on the protein about 15 minutes prior to cooking and in that time the sugar liquifies and turns into a glaze with just a bit of sweet to counteract the heat of the spices.

The mats ~ the instructions say to use the box to store them.....like I'd be able to roll them as tightly as they were when I removed them from the box. I'll clean them and be sure they are dry and then roll a little looser and store wrapped in a linen towel (held with a couple rubber bands):



The spice glaze:



The vegetables on the grill.....nothing sticking or burning!



The glazed shrimps:



Supper!

164 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:28 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Beth, how does the mat clean off?? ... Have to be scraped? ....
I got to get one of those for fish at least.
B T W ..... Your meal looks great.

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Tonight we had a what I call ( "Mistake Pierogies" ) Tina picked up a box of frozen Mr's "T's"
Pierogies, but never saw the banner ( "NEW" P 5 cheese Pizza ).
We are both burping the darn things. Tina said she needs to read the boxes better when she shops.

165 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:39 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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I / We are doing NO Cooking tomorrow. We are having Take Out Chinese for supper .

We will celebrate Fathers Day too!

BTW... "Happy Fathers Day, to all the Fathers Out There!"

166 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:16 pm

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Charlie and I made Bahn Mi sandwiches today.

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167 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:16 pm

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Beth, how does the mat clean off?? ... Have to be scraped? ....
I got to get one of those for fish at least.
B T W ..... Your meal looks great.


Jimmy ~ I removed the mats from the grill and left them on the side when we ate so they didn't sit on the hot grill grates. Then I just used a damp paper towel to wipe off the big stuff (it didn't stick, just wiped off) and then took off the small stuff under running water and the Dobie pad. Then, a quick wash in warm, soapy water, a good rinse & dried. They are 'air drying' on the countertop right now (because I'm too lazy to roll them and put them away.....).

They would be really nice for fish or something like a turkey burger (if you like something that 'falls apart' easily on the grill). The ads for them say you can fry an egg on one on the grill.....but why would you? Strange suggestion by the producers if you ask me....LOL

168 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:20 pm

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:
Tonight we had a what I call ( "Mistake Pierogies" ) Tina picked up a box of frozen Mr's "T's"
Pierogies, but never saw the banner ( "NEW" P 5 cheese Pizza ).
We are both burping the darn things. Tina said she needs to read the boxes better when she shops.

Are you saying the pierogies were PIZZA flavor? That sounds gross to me.

Funny, but on our way back from Mount Dora today we stopped at the Polish Deli and I got some casing wieners and frozen pierogies (potato) that we're going to have tomorrow. Andrea loves the 'crunchy' hot dogs as much as I do and I've been wanting to try something from this place. If the hot dogs are good, and the pierogies are good I'll be returning to try more.

169 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 pm

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NormM wrote:Charlie and I made Bahn Mi sandwiches today.  

Ohhhh, that sounds good! I really like the pickled vegetables ~ and I've used the idea on different kinds of sandwiches.

170 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:45 pm

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Grill Mats?? I don't understand. Why would you want to use them? I don't think you could get any kind of char on your food. Enlighten me please.

171 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:03 pm

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They are non-stick mats ~ look like a thin silpat ~ but they conduct heat from the grill grates. You can use them and not have food stick to the grill grates but still get 'grill marks'. As you can see, I used them for vegetables that usually stick to or get stuck between the grates. Even when the baby zucchini got 'done' (and soft) they did not fall apart and I didn't leave half stuck on the grill.

My baby bok choy DID get good char on the thin leaves - and they didn't tear or fall apart because they didn't stick to the grill grates.

As far as I'm concerned, it's a win-win situation for me. I'll definately be using them again and again.

172 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:17 pm

Bugster2

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Very interesting. I am going to look into them. Fish has always been trouble for us.

173 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:23 am

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I was thinking about the mats. You probably don't get any smoke flavor because there is nothing to drip into the flames to create smoke or a brief flare-up.

174 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:10 am

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Happy Father's Day to Jimmy & Norm!

Enjoy 'your day' and know you are loved by more than just your kids!

175 Re: June, 2017 ~ What's for dinner? on Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:21 am

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thank you. We don't have anything planned.

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