Cooking Friends

Friends sharing recipes, cooking techniques & menu ideas in a friendly atmosphere.


You are not connected. Please login or register

"September 2017" "What's for Dinner?"

Go to page : Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8 ... 11 ... 15  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 7 of 15]

151 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:19 pm

Bugster2

avatar
I was reading about snakes and gators in the flood waters in Florida. Sewage too, so don't go in the water. I bet it starts to stink too. We had an algae bloom in a reservoir a couple of miles from our house and the stink lasted 3 weeks. It made me sick. I can't imagine how much worse it will be.

On a lighter side, I got a laugh from a commercial about a woman and her dog. Her dog's name was "Droolius Caesar". Too funny!

152 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:47 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Funny name for a dog. I remember the Christmas vacation movie with Chevy Chase....the brother in law's dog was named Snots!

################################################

Tonight, we had shells and sauce made with sausage and meatballs.
Tina made scones, and a batch of chocolate pizzelle!

153 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:24 pm

bethk

avatar
Admin
I called Lyn this morning and asked her if she wanted to go to the mall in Ocala.....just to get out of the house and away from Dane & Bill, who were both watching stupid syfi movies on TV. It drives me crazy and, apparently, Lyn as well ~ she jumped at the chance to 'Get Outta Dodge' with me!

We went to lunch at 'First Watch', a 'healthy breakfast/brunch' place and then to the mall where I found a cute pair of shoes on sale to wear to the wedding next month (October 6th in Ohio).

The four of us were suppose to leave today for a week in Hilton Head Island at a Mariott Time Share but, because of the storm, the resort cancelled. So, Ocala (20 minutes away) was our best alternative.

I didn't get home until 5:30 so there was no supper here. Dane 'found food' on his own and I wasn't hungry because of our late lunch.

154 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:16 am

Niagara Visitor


Bugster2 wrote:I was reading about snakes and gators in the flood waters in Florida. Sewage too, so don't go in the water. I bet it starts to stink too. We had an algae bloom in a reservoir a couple of miles from our house and the stink lasted 3 weeks. It made me sick. I can't imagine how much worse it will be.

On a lighter side, I got a laugh from a commercial about a woman and her dog. Her dog's name was "Droolius Caesar". Too funny!

When hubby and I were in Florida a few years ago. I was surprised to see reports on the local TV news about a bounty on pythons............ dead or alive. We had no idea of why. When we took a tourist ride on one of those airboats in the Everglades the driver said that there were lots of them in the Everglades because some years ago something had been damaged with a hurricane which released baby snakes............. Any truth to that?????

Now, I used to think that snakeskin boots, purses etc. were terrible, but if they are really a menace, well..................... I think a pair of boots might just be what's on my wish list!

155 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:44 pm

bethk

avatar
Admin
A few short days after a major hurricane and our lives are 'back to normal'.....or very close. We went out to eat with friends. I didn't feel like cooking and an invitation seemed like a fun time.

I had cod. He had salmon. We were both happy.

156 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:52 pm

Niagara Visitor


I would have been happy with either the cod or salmon. I just finished a chicken cutlet, salad of peppers, cukes, tomato, onion and parsley. A bit of fried rice, a combo of white, brown basmati and wild rice. I cooked the rices a while ago and have it in small packages in the freezer so I can take out basically about a cup full, warm it up in the bit of oil left in the pan after frying my breaded chicken. YUMM!

157 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:17 am

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
We had plans to have Cheese steaks with onions and peppers.

Not good! .... The problem was the split top Arnolds Brand Hot dog rolls we had the steaks and stuff on. Yep. Just not the right kind of bun. They were like doughy and chewy.
I guess they were for hot dogs, and not steaks.??   BTW....Tina got sick. It was like a ball of dough was stuck in her stomach.

Also, I only had one sandwich, so an hour ago, I made a ( small ) fried pepperoni and egg sandwich on Italian thinly sliced bread.

158 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:24 am

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
bethk wrote:A few short days after a major hurricane and our lives are 'back to normal'.....or very close.  We went out to eat with friends.  I didn't feel like cooking and an invitation seemed like a fun time.  

I had cod.  He had salmon.  We were both happy.

Good to hear all clear Beth! Nice that you both enjoyed your meals.
I'll take the cod fish. Ummm! My favorite.

159 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 am

NormM

avatar
Welcome back Beth. Relieved to hear everything went pretty well over there.

http://r2j1cp@gmail.com

160 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:16 am

bethk

avatar
Admin
Thanks. We're pretty happy about it, too!

Next thing on the agenda is a trip to Ohio for the October 6th wedding of Robin and Ben.

Amazingly, I found a Mother-of-the-bride dress and shoes before October 5th! That's a real feat for me! And even more amazing, Robin found a dress on the sale rack that she thinks is 'perfect' and she's not going to be stressed in the days leading up to her wedding.

161 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:23 pm

bethk

avatar
Admin
It's 'slim pickin' for groceries around here. Many of the stores have not had a chance to get full shipments of everything they need. One of our WalMart stores lost power and ended up sending all the excess food to a local restaurant where it was cooked for 1st responders and volunteers ~ a feel good moment, to be sure. When I was walking through one of the stores today an employee stocking shelves said WalMart paid them for Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, even though they were closed to the public. She said she got double pay for Tuesday because she was there stocking shelves with what was available. I tried to make a point to say something like, "Thanks for being here for all the residents", when I walked through the store. Too often we forget the employees have to leave their families and obligations to report to work just so us old foggies can get some food to replenish our kitchens.

I was especially impressed with the local Aldi Food Store ~ they had fresh meats and vegetables. A lot of the stores were out of meat and dairy until their trucks can make it to them. It must be a logestical nightmare for some of those stores.

So, tonight we're having breaded pork chops (Aldi packages theirs 2 per), green beans, baked sweet potato and fried apples....oh, and some of the kale salad that WalMart carries as a 'kit', complete with dressing and 'sprinkle-on' dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.

162 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:07 pm

bethk

avatar
Admin
My breaded pork chops were amazing! Just what my mouth was ready for.....

I love when stores package just two nice bone-in, 'porterhouse cut' (with the tenderloin, loin and T-bone) pork chops. I seasoned the pork with just s&p, then lightly floured, into an egg wash with egg and sriracha and finally into panko crumbs. I try to let them sit for a good 10 - 15 minutes so the panko absorbs some of the egg mixture and then the breading doesn't fall off when they are browned in non-flavored oil (grapeseed) and then into the oven on a little rack to finish cooking.

The only problem was the pork chop was way larger than I usually eat so now I have salad and fried apples leftover for tomorrow. But I'm thinking a little warm up in the microwave with the apples, just to take the chill off and then on top of a big bowl of vanilla yogurt ~ Breakfast of Champions! And the kale salad is just fine the next day. The kale and broccoli slaw fixin's hold over without going to mush.

I'm really glad I finally made the decision to make what I feel like and not try to constantly make low carb meals. Mr. Amazing is definately holding his own on the weight front (unlike me ~ but I don't care) so if he gets stuck eating a breaded pork chop instead of a baked loin chop, so be it. He hasn't complained so I think he knows it's MY way or the highway! LOL

163 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:13 pm

NormM

avatar
I made enchiladas for dinner tonight and a southern oven fried chicken last night.

http://r2j1cp@gmail.com

164 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:31 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Beth, it's nice when things go as planned
Your pork chops sound delicious.
Our turkey breast, is done and in the oven; foiled, and just keeping warm.
Son and DIL and her mom, are coming to eat.
stove top stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. Green beans for veggie, and DIL steamed a head of cauliflower.

165 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:09 pm

Bugster2

avatar
I feel puny today so I don't really feel like eating. Joe and Katie went for happy hour at a local restaurant and the are driving to a music museum for a concert. Sounds fun.
I have just been informed that my 24-year old nephew beat out 800 applicants to become the assistant to Keya Morgan.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1708243/bio

Mr. Morgan is going to start filming a documentary on the "murder" of Marilyn Monroe. This is so exciting. My nephew is on his way to bigger and better things.

166 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:47 am

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Bugster2 wrote:I feel puny today so I don't really feel like eating. Joe and Katie went for happy hour at a local restaurant and the are driving to a music museum for a concert. Sounds fun.
I have just been informed that my 24-year old nephew beat out 800 applicants to become the assistant to Keya Morgan.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1708243/bio

Mr. Morgan is going to start filming a documentary on the "murder" of Marilyn Monroe. This is so exciting. My nephew is on his way to bigger and better things.

Congratulations on the adventure of your Nephew Deb.
That assistant job will really carve a notch into his future.
You surely must be proud of him....

Feel better Debbie. I wasn't going to eat today, but the turkey breast I cooked on the George Foreman rotisserie, was well done, and I actually ate some. And the breast was moist too. I stuck the thermometer, and it shot to 200 degrees instantly. LOL. Yet, it was moist inside.

167 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:39 pm

bethk

avatar
Admin
Amazing, Jimmy, that you actually ate some of the turkey breast you cooked. That's unusual for you, but I'll bet it was good!

I picked up a whole chicken at Aldi yesterday and spatchcocked it to grill. I cut out all the rib bones and keel bone & whatever from the underside of the chicken and then rubbed it with evoo and seasoned it liberally with my Hungarian Steak Seasoning. I cooked it inside down on a piece of non-stick foil and then over on the skin side to finish it off. It was completely done (no big surprise there, huh, Jimmy?) and I picked at the bits stuck to the foil ~ the chicken-y, salty bits that are so good. I'm just glad no one was there to see me picking away at the bits of sticky goodness!

I had some of the little tri-color potatoes, yellow, red & purple....the ones they sell that are about the size of walnuts. I steamed them and then smushed them with a glass and browned them in some evoo & butter, seasoned with s&p. Mr. Amazing made some comment about 'white' potatoes and I tried to say the purple ones were really good for something like arthritis...I ended up just saying he didn't have to eat them, he could just ignore them on the table. You can guess how that ended up. I have to say, they were EXCELLENT! They were buttery on the inside and crunchy on the outside and really sweet tasting. I also made some mixed vegetables (frozen) which I like and we finished up the kale/broccoli slaw salad from yesterday. Just as I suspected, it was even better today than when it was freshly dressed yesterday.

168 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:58 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Beth, ..... yes, I did eat the turkey. You want to laugh? Tina said, hon you should test the meat with a thermometer. I did .... It hurriedly flipped the pointer to 200 degrees. That was my clue that it was jimmy done!

Your chicken was sounding crispy to me! Good for you; that you tested the crispies so that no one would get injured whilst chewing down. LOL

169 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:47 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
Tonight, we had delicious Chili over Spaghetti.
Tina used a big onion, and chopped it and cooked it in oil, till it all browned and caramelized.

Then, she added the beef ground, and the tomatoes and spice package. We like French's Chil O Mix seasoning.  We treated ourselves with Friendly's Ice Cream for dessert!


170 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:38 am

bethk

avatar
Admin
Gee, Jimmy....that looks a lot like Cincinnati Chili to me. But I bet you didn't put the cinnamon and alspice in YOUR sauce. So many people like Cincinnati Chili but I think it's a real 'had-to-grow-up-eating-it' sort of thing. The taste, to me, is rather off-putting and nothing I would try again.

But I do like 'real' chili on top of spaghetti, although I want a pile of fresh chopped onions on mine. Dane likes his with onions and cheese, oh, but that was before he decided spaghetti noodles were EVIL!

LOL

171 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:51 am

NormM

avatar
That does look good Jimmy. I am with Beth on Cincinnati Chili but I tried it more than once because I couldn't believe that something that so many people like could be so disagreeable to me so I made it again with another recipe... still didn't like it.

http://r2j1cp@gmail.com

172 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:43 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

avatar
We use Chill O Mix.... Tina used the whole onion caramelized for flavor.
She added a tad of garlic powder, like 1/4 tsp.



She used diced can of tomatoes, and a can of Goya dark kidney beans.
Also, we cook it on low for like 2 hours. We don't like the 20 minute chili.

I like minced onions on top my chili, and cheddar cheese.
There were less calories using spaghetti, than the usual bread and butter that I eat chili with.

173 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:10 pm

bethk

avatar
Admin
Boy, I can remember some rather 'heated' discussions about chili in past forums ~ and I ain't talkin' about spice. Hahahahahaha

Funny, but I don't think the subject of Cincinnati Chili EVER came up, but, Lawdy, there was a lot of discussion about the use of beans....and what meat 'had' to be used. I think that was the first time I really, really got into the fray just because some were insisting it was their way or the highway. That is NOT the way I approach cooking and I found out a lot of people agreed with me.

Of course, a lot of people DISAGREED with me, too.

But I didn't invite them to this forum.

Hahahahahahaha!

(I kill me! LOL)

174 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:15 pm

bethk

avatar
Admin
I was clueless about supper tonight. Something about making a big meal two nights in a row and my mind goes to mush and I cannot make a decision.

I wanted to use the leftover grilled chicken breast and Dane suggested cold chicken sandwiches ~ sounded good to me. The day before the hurricane was to hit we went to the grocery store to get the last few things we thought we might need, not knowing how long it would be before we would be able to get out and about. The only bread they had at Publix was Wonder White Bread. They had a fairly good supply but it was the only bread they had received in their shipment and, other than that, the shelves were empty.

So, when was the last time any of you have had Wonder White Bread? I know it's been a long time for me. It was as soft and mushy as I remembered but the crumb seemed much more 'holey' and the texture seemed off. I'll be glad when the loaf is gone and I can go back to something else.

175 Re: "September 2017" "What's for Dinner?" on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:15 pm

NormM

avatar
Texans and people who think Texans know best are the ones who have inflexible opinions about Chili. Most of us know better. Kind of like I told someone once that I was glad the French didn't invent BBQ sauce because if they did, there'd only be one kind. We were talking about tartar sauce at the time as I recall.

http://r2j1cp@gmail.com

Sponsored content


View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 7 of 15]

Go to page : Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8 ... 11 ... 15  Next

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum