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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition

Thanks to you and all who have been so supportive. It's nice to know I have friends that care (and/or have been in the same place). My cheers to you all!

about 18 hours ago
boyzoma in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition

Oh, NW - she looks so sweet. My heart goes out to both of you. Lots of cuddles and hand feed treats may just do the trick. Such a sweetheart. ~hugs~ to you both.

about 18 hours ago
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition

Oh, Ouch LW. That might as well be me! I thought that was a pix of my finger. But alas, I am not alone. Hope you recover soon. I'll be thinking of you.

about 18 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition

Oh, I'm so sorry. I would want my baby to be in tip-top shape before they sent her home. Best to you and your little one. Many prayers (since I lost my beloved pawed baby in January - Still have trouble with that).

about 18 hours ago
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition

Looks good. Love PT. I've got this on my list to do in the next week. And the leftovers!!! A good cuban sandwich sounds good right about now as well.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition

Awwww - Cherylptw - I certainly hope you feel better soon. I'll be thinking of you and hoping you feel better soon. Maybe a little chicken broth might help? Glad DH can take care of the leftovers. Just rest and get better. ~hugs~

1 day ago
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Pulled Pork: Slow cook and then grill or vice versa?

I do the same thing. I do put sliced onions in the bottom of the crock pot, then put in the pork and add a can of root beer. Love it on sliders with home made cole slaw.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition

Oh, Berheenia, I'm so sorry. But as you said, at least you can have some wine for a few days. The best thing is to look forward to when the procedure is done. It gives you an "end date" at least. I wish you the best and hope everything works out the best for you. Hang in there and I know we all will be hanging in there for you. ~hugs~

1 day ago
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Made the kosher dills; now what?

I've been making dill pickle soup for years. The original recipe came from a local restaurant here in the Portland suburbs called the Trianon. So delicious. Here is the original recipe: http://69.46.26.253/msgbrd/board_0/19...

I've seen it change over time all over the web. But pick one you like and go for it.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition

Well, thank goodness we don't have any kiddos to buy clothes/school supplies/etc. for these days. Although I do miss those days. But, there is something said to being Oma & Opa!

Anyway, last night was such a beautiful evening. We ate on the deck. On the menu was a recipe I found in one of my Penzey's catalogs. Wasabi Steak and Noodles. I've made it before, but it was even better this time. DH grilled a nice bone-in strip steak. I used no-yolk noodles. All the spicing was good, however I used a little more wasabi than the recipe called for, for our tastes. And a small side salad. Oh, of course there was wine. We had a great dinner!

If you don't buy Penzey's, at least sign up for the catalog. They have some recipes that are really good. The recipe we had can be found here: http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

On another up-note - had my checkup and both eyes from my cataract surgery are now 20/20! I only need readers (which I plan to find the smallest pair I can find). I am now doing my jig dance (well, if only in my mind).

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

It's just something DH and I are not interested in. Oh well. That's how it rolls sometimes. :) It's ok, as there are some things we just don't care for. If Liver was the DOTM, you wouldn't see me near it. :-) :-0

Aug 26, 2014
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

Well, so far it looks like Banh Mi. Not something I would make so I'll skip this month. :)

Aug 26, 2014
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

OMG Weezie - I can only imagine. I've only passed out once when I was 18 and had a bad case of strep. They gave me a shot and down I went. I certainly hope you are going to be O.K. We'll be worried about you! Enjoy that nice piece of steak. Should be very satisfying.

Aug 25, 2014
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Since I have seen it numerous times, I've never tried Zuni Chicken. Guess I've got to change that. I'll have to look and see what Zuni recipes have been posted. Do you have an immediate link to your favorite recipe?

Aug 25, 2014
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Another analogy That I have heard:

"It's really sloshed out there (meaning soaking wet)

as apposed to

"He (or she) is really sloshed" (meaning drunk)

I have found in my travels that one thing we mean in English just does NOT mean the same in another language. I've been looked at VERY funny at times. :-)

Aug 25, 2014
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

That looks really, really great. I'm not a ricotta fan (something about the "mouth feel", but I'd be willing to give yours a shot! Love everything else.

Aug 25, 2014
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

I've been using it for quite some time too. This is very similar to my confetti salad, just a little different in the dressing. I use it more often than an original macaroni. It's just so neat and bite sized. I have to keep in on my shelf at all times! I also use it in my minestrone soup.

Aug 24, 2014
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Tonight will be hamburger sliders and a pasta/corn salad I made last night. Used Ditalini pasta, 1 ears of corn cut off the cob(I cooked extra last weekend), diced red and orange peppers, diced celery and green onion. Tossed all with some dijon mustard and a little mayo. A little s&p and it was all good.

Mashed potatoes, heated milk question

Wow, chowser. Thanks for that tip. I never thought of using the rice cooker. What a wonderful idea. I keep my rice cooker out because I use it all the time (my slow cooker gets stored). You just taught an old dog a new trick! :-)

Aug 21, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Help with turkey sandwiches for twenty Dragon boaters.

Hi Puffin3. I know you posted that the event got cancelled, but just an aside if you ever do it again, my favorite turkey sandwich is on Croissant rolls. Especially when doing them for a crowd. Just a thought. Mustard and mayo, cheese on the side. Some people just don't like the condiments.

Aug 21, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Mashed potatoes, heated milk question

I never heat mine either. I add a little butter (cold - the hot potatoes melt it), whipped cream cheese and cold milk or cream (depending on what I have on hand). Then beat with my trusty old hand mixer. They usually get set back on the burner while I make gravy or such, so they are never cold anyway. Sometimes I'll add in roasted garlic too!

Aug 21, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

STIR-FRY. I would love to see what others do. I'm looking for some other variations and would love to know what you put in yours and if you use a sauce, what's in it.

Aug 21, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Bite on one or both sides?

I never thought about it. But I do know I eat my corn like a typewriter from left to right (starting with the large end of the corn). Funny how that goes. I'll have to check on which side I eat on!

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Not About Food

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

Wow, you sure have been through the wringer lately. Sorry for the losses but birthday wishes to you sun and DH. Hang in there.

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

Congrats (I think) on the move. At least you don't have to deal with that land loard any more. When is the actual move?

Dinner sounds great. Right down to the ice cream.

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

So sorry about the lemonade. ;-( Otherwise sounds great.

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

That looks delish! I'd be eating that, please.

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

Well, for us, it is getting the new deck almost finished. There are just a few touch-ups to be done, but we can BBQ on it! Took most of the summer.

Sunday was our 29th anniversary so DH took me out to dinner - Italian! Had the leftovers last night.

Tonight will be grilled Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon with honey mustard glaze, grilled corn on the cob and just because I don't want it to go bad, an avocado turned into some guacamole with some fresh tomato and diced onion with some chips. And, of course a nice glass of white wine. Oh, and DH bought a tub of Tiramisu gelato for dessert.

What's for Dinner #319 -- Hot Town, Summer in the City Edition! [through August 18, 2014]

I've made these a number of times. Really good.

Aug 19, 2014
boyzoma in Home Cooking

Cheap Beef Meals

Round steak comes on sale here fairly often. Consider buying and use a meat tenderizer mallot and you can make some nice tender beef strips. Another alternative is to use them for swiss steak.

I don't know about where you live, but we have a steak restaurant that will sell us bulk ground sirloin (that they grind on-site) for less than we can buy it at the local market. We buy and break down into 1 lb. bags and vacuum seal for various uses. You might call around and check that in your area.

We always keep the small flour tortillas on hand. You can put anything in them. Make your london broil and use leftovers for fajitas.

If you can afford a small investment, a vacuum sealer will really help your dilemmas. There is only 2 of us, but when there is a great sale, we will buy in bulk and freeze. It really saves us money and it holds well in the freezer. We also seal a lot of veggies in season which would work well for your "pampers". :-)