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201 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Sun May 26, 2013 9:12 pm

NormM

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Here's a slice of the lasagna I made today.

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202 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Sun May 26, 2013 10:43 pm

Barbara101

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Nice.. Norm..that is the way I like it. not to much sauce.

203 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Sun May 26, 2013 10:47 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Nice dinner!

Tina cooked me this and with hot peppers, I was in heaven!

Mushrooms and Tomatoes. I had two plates of them.



204 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Sun May 26, 2013 10:49 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Beth Barabara and Norm...Your dinners look great!

Yeah Barbara... Norms lasagna is perfect as far as the sauce goes.
I like it like that too!

205 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 9:46 am

Barbara101

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isn't it funny how so many of us,hate our food touching..
Can't stand when the veggie juice or meat juice runs all over the other foods. No affraid

Like meat juice on ear of corn. No

or sauce drowning out the real flavor of the food.

206 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 9:47 am

Barbara101

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Jimmy I need that blueberry plate

207 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 12:18 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:Jimmy I need that blueberry plate

I didn't know what you were talking about Barbara, and I am thinking,"What blueberries??I didn't have any blueberries!" Then I looked at the dish!" hahahahaha
I never noticed the pattern on those corel dishes. LOL... Men Usually don't notice stuff like that: at least this one doesn't.

It's like the bed sheets or covers. I could care less what color, or what they look like. hahaha

NOW... If I was British....I would say, "How was yourr Bloody Corn?"

I don't like touchy touchy of the food either.

208 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 2:08 pm

bethk

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NormM wrote:Here's a slice of the lasagna I made today.


Is that mushrooms in the ricotta layer, Norm? I love when I get enough mushrooms to "mimic" meat and some people don't notice I've cut way, way back on the actual meat in a dish. Seeems like the older I get the less meat I really want to eat.

209 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 2:10 pm

bethk

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Nice dinner!

Tina cooked me this and with hot peppers, I was in heaven!

Mushrooms and Tomatoes. I had two plates of them.


and it looks like you're cutting back on the amount of pasta...good job, Jimmy! I'm thinking some leftovers with some nicely browned sausage links might be pretty good even without the pasta....

Nice job, Tina.

210 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 3:36 pm

NormM

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No mushrooms. I thought about using some but didn't. Here the recipe I used. This is changed from the original because the original had too much sauce and made meatballs which I didn't want to bother with.

Bechamel

1 C. heavy cream
1 C. chicken stock
2 T. butter
2 T. flour

Melt butter, stir in flour. Add heated chicken broth a little at a time. Add heated cream, whisking often, bring to boil and let thicken. Set aside.

Meat filling
1 med. onion,chopped
3 cl. garlic, minced
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
3T. fresh chopped italian parsley
3 T. fresh chopped oregano
1 1/2 lb. mild or sweet Italian sausage
1 1/2 C. grated Pecorino Romano cheese
salt and pepper

Oil for frying

saute onion and garlic in oil until soft. Add meats and cook until done but not browned. Stir in cheese, parsley and oregano. Set aside

Cheese filling
1 1/3 C. fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 C. fresh chopped basil
1 1/2 -2 packages fresh mozzarella
16 oz. whole milk ricotta

Marinara pasta sauce
Package shredded mozzarella

12 lasagna noodles, cooked

Preheat oven to 400. Put some marinara on bottom of lasagna pan. Put 4 lasagna noodles on bottom, overlapping each one. Add half the meat mixture, 1/2 the bechamel, 1/3 the parmesan, 1/2 the basil, 1/3 the ricotta and 1/3 the marinara

Make second layer like the first and top with last 4 noodles. Top with last of the sauce, and last of the ricotta. Cover with foil and bake at 400 for 1 hour, 15 minutes. Turn oven up to 450. Remove foil add shredded mozzarella and cook until browned and bubbling, about 15 minutes. Broil a couple minutes at the end if needed for browning.

Let set 20 minutes, cut and serve.

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211 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 8:09 pm

Barbara101

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Out all day .Made loads of food.yet I am not about to eat mac salad,tator salad,Baked beans( yikes full of nothing but heavy sugar)

so I came home & grilled a big fat rib eye just for ME!!!!

212 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 8:23 pm

bethk

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And so, Barb ~ EVERYONE was a happy camper !!!

Happy Memorial Day !

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I did Grilled Wings with some Sweet Baby Ray's, Fried Potatoes and Penzey Seasoned Green Beans ~

Easy and put a smile on Dane's face!

213 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 8:36 pm

Barbara101

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Nice. I can't get over you only eating 3 wings

I am a pig I eat a even dozen or more. Embarassed

214 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 8:52 pm

bethk

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Barbara101 wrote:Nice. I can't get over you only eating 3 wings

I am a pig I eat a even dozen or more. Embarassed

OK, so here's the secret, Barb....

I take a pic with 4 wings on my plate and don't show the other two on the platter....my usual meal is 6 flapper/tips

Besides, I DID have fried potatoes....and I don't even feel terrible about it.

Dane's so hungry for "real potatoes"....he hasn't cooked any for himself and only had the mashed from KFC (those aren't even real are they???) and the occasional order of fries if he went out. He'll heat/cook with the microwave but, other than eggs on the stove or burgers on the grill, he's NOT much of a cook, even when he's hungry. That's why I had to leave as much in the freezer as I did. Good thing he likes soup! lol

215 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Mon May 27, 2013 9:43 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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THE MEMORIAL DAY BBQ

I managed to get a few shots of the foods as the crowd devoured the ribs and London Broil... and the usual hot dogs and burgers....

DD made a Blue Color Angel food cake!

I ate a little, and I was feeling a little dizzy today. Vertigo acting up, and when I moved to look down or up or side to side, the room began to spin.

I'm ok now, but it was crazy scary! hahahahaha...











216 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Tue May 28, 2013 2:02 am

Imelda HL

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Norm.. beautiful Lasagna
Beth.. the wings look so good.. I... too.. at least have to eat 4 pairs of wing to satisfy my stomach Wink
Uncle Jimmy.. lot of delicious foods .. you even have rice too

Barbara.. I love your steak.. too bad, we don't have rib eye or New York steak on sale here... they have T bone, but it's not my favorite.. I ended up stealing your idea on shrimps kebab
Wink


217 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Tue May 28, 2013 2:31 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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Imelda HL wrote:Norm.. beautiful Lasagna
Beth.. the wings look so good.. I... too.. at least have to eat 4 pairs of wing to satisfy my stomach Wink
Uncle Jimmy.. lot of delicious foods .. you even have rice too

Barbara.. I love your steak.. too bad, we don't have rib eye or New York steak on sale here... they have T bone, but it's not my favorite.. I ended up stealing your idea on shrimps kebab
Wink


Great shrimp on skewers Imelda. I see sausage in the background! LOL

Yes! We made rice. Rice we all like with pork. Noodles are ok, but the rice fits for some reason.

My GD likes rice with butter and a little salt. Rice is good, and it does not create gas in the stomach!

218 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Tue May 28, 2013 2:36 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:

Out all day .Made loads of food.yet I am not about to eat mac salad,tator salad,Baked beans( yikes full of nothing but heavy sugar)

so I came home & grilled a big fat rib eye just for ME!!!!

Nice big steak there Barbara! Wow! Looks so good and tender too!
I like steaks done like that, and then coated with butter. Ummm!

219 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Tue May 28, 2013 2:43 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:And so, Barb ~ EVERYONE was a happy camper !!!

Happy Memorial Day !

* * * * * * * * * * * *

I did Grilled Wings with some Sweet Baby Ray's, Fried Potatoes and Penzey Seasoned Green Beans ~

Easy and put a smile on Dane's face!


The wings would be great for me to eat nice and crispy like that!

Geeze! Have I not said that before??..

We like the potatoes crispy and browned like that too!

220 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Tue May 28, 2013 7:44 am

bethk

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Imelda HL wrote:Norm.. beautiful Lasagna
Beth.. the wings look so good.. I... too.. at least have to eat 4 pairs of wing to satisfy my stomach Wink
Uncle Jimmy.. lot of delicious foods .. you even have rice too

Barbara.. I love your steak.. too bad, we don't have rib eye or New York steak on sale here... they have T bone, but it's not my favorite.. I ended up stealing your idea on shrimps kebab
Wink


Yum, Imelda ! It's not "stealing"...it's a compliment to see someone else's idea and think, gee, I could do that, too !! I love the idea of the shrimp, vegetables AND sausage...kind of like a surf & turf meal.

221 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Tue May 28, 2013 7:51 am

bethk

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:THE MEMORIAL DAY BBQ

I managed to get a few shots of the foods as the crowd devoured the ribs and London Broil... and the usual hot dogs and burgers....

DD made a Blue Color Angel food cake!

I ate a little, and I was feeling a little dizzy today. Vertigo acting up, and when I moved to look down or up or side to side, the room began to spin.

I'm ok now, but it was crazy scary! hahahahaha...




I swear, Jimmy, you must adopt 15 kids for all the food you serve! And I'm really impressed you had grilled vegetables ~ did YOU eat any? (please say you did....)

I don't know if I could manage the blue cake....although, it's a really neat idea if you had strawberries and whipped cream - like a 4th of July cake. Hey, that's something to try....hollow out the blue cake, fill with the Jello/frozen strawberries and then frost all over with Cool Whip. That could be a show stopper for sure!

So sorry your vertigo gave you a scare. I know if I get around really loud noise (like music too loud and sitting by speakers....) I start to get a small case of vertigo. I always ask Dane to get me out of there so it doesn't go into a full-blown, can't walk, listing to the left sort of thing. It always makes me sick to my stomach, too, like I'm sea-sick or something.

222 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Tue May 28, 2013 12:50 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Yeah! The food was tooooooo much! ...
See....the thing is Son Jimmy likes this, and DD Maria likes that, and Mommy likes whatever, and Dad here is satisfied with anything.

Growing up, we had what we called a "Cookout" or a "Weiner Roast!"
It consisted of a wood fire with a steel plate, and we cooked on the firewood.
A Charcoal Grill came later when the $$ money was coming in when dad was working.
When the food was cooked, and there were some charcoal still burning, dad would flood the grill with water from a bucket, and the half burned charcoal bricks were dried out in the sun to re-use at the next BBQ. LOL

Hot Dogs and Burgers....and maybe some potato or macaroni salads.
It was a treat sometimes when Mom would make Pizza. We roasted potatoes in foil, on the hot coals, and sweetcorn was boiled if it was available. There was no such thing as Florida Corn because no one had the money to buy it at the escalated price.

That was it! Ribs BBQ'd were non existing. Grilled veggies either!

I ate the grilled Veggies...and after I ate some ribs and a burger, I felt better upset tummy wise.
That Vertigo comes and goes, and mostly I'm ok unless I look up or turn my head quickly. After I ate, I went next door and helped my neighbor change out a Wheel bearing and hub assembly on his kids VW car, and I felt like I was 40 again. hahahaha

Thankfully the kids took leftovers home. That was a rare thing, but I was glad they did.

I forgot to put out the Sloppy Joe's ( Wimpies) that I made the night before.
They were Good, but something that would be a meal in itself. Well Guess what I will be eating on this nice raining day and tomorrow! And we got lots of hamburger buns.

Tina bought a dozen and a half sweet corn. I told her that No One will want corn after eating what we had on the table. She said No No No...they wll want corn.
HELLOooooooooo!! They sit in the reefer downstairs. No One wanted any either.
Iknow what it is too! Nobody wanted to shuck the corn. Believe me! I know my lazy @$$ Kids! ... I know if I had grabbed and shucked the corn, they would have eaten it! Well Guess What? ... It will be Corn, and Only Corn for supper tomorrow!

Well... Today is Service The A/C Units and get ready for the 90º we are supposed to get on Friday!




223 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Tue May 28, 2013 1:33 pm

Imelda HL

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:
Great shrimp on skewers Imelda. I see sausage in the background! LOL

Yes! We made rice. Rice we all like with pork. Noodles are ok, but the rice fits for some reason.

My GD likes rice with butter and a little salt. Rice is good, and it does not create gas in the stomach!

thank you Uncle Jimmy.. I must say, the sausage was the highlight of the kebab, tastier than others.. shrimps was good too, but the cod tasted bland Rolling Eyes

and you are right about the rice.. it heals my gassy stomach.. sometime late at night I had to cook rice because my stomach was growling and bloating, so I needed to eat some rice to make them go away
Laughing

224 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Tue May 28, 2013 1:35 pm

Imelda HL

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bethk wrote:

Yum, Imelda ! It's not "stealing"...it's a compliment to see someone else's idea and think, gee, I could do that, too !! I love the idea of the shrimp, vegetables AND sausage...kind of like a surf & turf meal.[/quote]

thanks Beth.. now I'm browsing around to "steal" some ideas for my supper meal today.. have no idea yet Idea

225 Re: What's for dinner? ~ May, 2013 on Tue May 28, 2013 1:39 pm

Imelda HL

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Yeah! The food was tooooooo much! ...
See....the thing is Son Jimmy likes this, and DD Maria likes that, and Mommy likes whatever, and Dad here is satisfied with anything.

Growing up, we had what we called a "Cookout" or a "Weiner Roast!"
It consisted of a wood fire with a steel plate, and we cooked on the firewood.
A Charcoal Grill came later when the $$ money was coming in when dad was working.
When the food was cooked, and there were some charcoal still burning, dad would flood the grill with water from a bucket, and the half burned charcoal bricks were dried out in the sun to re-use at the next BBQ. LOL

Hot Dogs and Burgers....and maybe some potato or macaroni salads.
It was a treat sometimes when Mom would make Pizza. We roasted potatoes in foil, on the hot coals, and sweetcorn was boiled if it was available. There was no such thing as Florida Corn because no one had the money to buy it at the escalated price.

That was it! Ribs BBQ'd were non existing. Grilled veggies either!

I ate the grilled Veggies...and after I ate some ribs and a burger, I felt better upset tummy wise.
That Vertigo comes and goes, and mostly I'm ok unless I look up or turn my head quickly. After I ate, I went next door and helped my neighbor change out a Wheel bearing and hub assembly on his kids VW car, and I felt like I was 40 again. hahahaha

Thankfully the kids took leftovers home. That was a rare thing, but I was glad they did.

I forgot to put out the Sloppy Joe's ( Wimpies) that I made the night before.
They were Good, but something that would be a meal in itself. Well Guess what I will be eating on this nice raining day and tomorrow! And we got lots of hamburger buns.

Tina bought a dozen and a half sweet corn. I told her that No One will want corn after eating what we had on the table. She said No No No...they wll want corn.
HELLOooooooooo!! They sit in the reefer downstairs. No One wanted any either.
Iknow what it is too! Nobody wanted to shuck the corn. Believe me! I know my lazy @$$ Kids! ... I know if I had grabbed and shucked the corn, they would have eaten it! Well Guess What? ... It will be Corn, and Only Corn for supper tomorrow!

Well... Today is Service The A/C Units and get ready for the 90º we are supposed to get on Friday!





mmh.. I always like reading your story about your old time Wink I bought some corns too, they were on sale, 6 for 96 cents.. I bought 4 of them, and boiled ( steamed) in microwave.. they were so sweet, I had 2 yesterday, 1 for supper and another one for late night snacks Laughing

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