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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Well, it's certainly not sunny here today - unless you call it "liquid sunshine". WFD last night was sauteed shrimp in garlic butter, roasted asparagus and rice with a nice dipping mustard sauce for the shrimp. A little lemon on the side and a nice glass of white wine rounded out the meal. Oh so good.

2 days ago
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

I like BURGERS of any type. Some of our wonderful chowhounds don't have a grill (and have stated so many times), but can still make a mean burger. So I'm all over this one. And I agree that the meat can be of any variety. Even veggie burgers. There are so many options.

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

My summer place is on the beach. As a child, it was the Oregon Coast. As an adult, it is either there or the Hawaiian Coast! But the beach is where my heart is.

Dinner tonight is going to be baked potato on the grill, a nice juicy T-bone steak - medium rare and some grilled yellow corn. Perfect summertime dinner. It's a pass through again to cook, but they are supposed to start on the deck the first of the week! Please pray for that!!!

Jul 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

He just loves his mommy and is trying to look out for you so you will not get stressed and over worked. What a love Take is. I guess you could say Take is Giving :-)

Jul 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

I've never done king fish, but we did grill the swordfish and it was fantastic. You might give that a whirl.

Jul 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

I'm all for the take out (except the sushi - never could make myself like it). And am really onboard with the drink! Sounds good. (We lost our local chinese place a while back and have not been able to find another one we like). So lucky you.

Jul 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Last night was thinly sliced leftover London Broil, sliced red/green/orange peppers and sliced onion made into a beef fajita, topped with sour cream and homemade guacamole with minced onion and tomatoes and on the side was brown rice flavored with beef consume'.

Jul 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

So sorry about the baby. It's sad when any pet crosses over. But I know it is especially har for a child. Give him the dinner of choice. Obviously those are comfort foods to him. Prayers are being sent to your son.

Jul 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

Our local FM may carry it. Don't go there often, but I may have to put that on my "to check" list. Amazon might be next. :-)

Jul 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

I'm thinking TJ's might carry it. Could be a fun investigation! Or yes, I could order online. We'll see how this "Ken's" turns out! :)

Jul 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

Well, we knew today was supposed to be hot (upper 90's), so we planned ahead. DH grilled some chicken breasts the other night when we did the London Broil. So tonight will be a simple cold meal. A dinner size Caesar Salad with the sliced grilled chicken breasts on top. Quick and easy. Wanted to make my own caesar dressing, but our local stupid market was out of anchovy paste (and their sign said they would not be getting any more - so will have to look for a new source). DH resorted to buying Ken's Caesar Dressing. Hope it is at least decent. Never had it before.

Jul 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

Well, I'm sure you can't wait. I do know how you feel. I just had Cataract surgery on the left eye Thursday (it's wonderful) but have to wait until August 7 for the other eye. I'm so, so sorry you are out the £. As LW said, you will be doing twinkle toes in no time. Then you can take your trip and really enjoy it! Good luck. I'm thinking of you.

Jul 14, 2014
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Salad Dressing: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for July 2014

We had salmon the other night. I made a honey mustard glaze from a recipe of Bobby Flay. I used it without the oil for the salmon, but then it tasted so good, I added oil and enjoyed it over salad. I also used it as a dip. It's addictive!

1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons prepared horseradish (I used the creamed style)
Olive Oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mix first four ingredients, then drizzle in olive oil while whisking to your desired taste. S&P to taste.

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

How's the knee by the way? Is the Doc. back yet? Do you have something scheduled, finally?

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

Toe is definitely on the mend. Thanks for asking. In other good news, I had my left eye cataract surgery last Thursday - and low and behold - I can see again. What an amazing difference. I get my right eye done Aug. 7, and can't wait. That one still is like trying to see looking through wax paper! I'll never take it for granted, that's for sure!

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

That looks wonderful. Had my first swordfish here a while back and need to get it back on the menu soon!

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

OK - I'm back to gnawing on my screen again. That looks like some seriously good food!

Jul 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

Dinner was a hit. Everything turned out perfect. To go along with the dinner was a mushroom sauce (kinda like an A1 type of sauce) from our local steak house. It is their own brand. And so very good.

Jul 14, 2014
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HELP!! Extremely picky eaters, out of dinner options!!

Just FYI - I will never judge someone on what they like or don't like. I, myself, DO NOT like certain things. And don't tell me if I make them a certain way I will. "Ain't gonna happen"! Hope you get some good ideas.

Jul 13, 2014
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Egg roll condiments.

Honey Mustard Sauce. I lifted this one from Bobby Flay (he put it on fish, but we like the sauce on a lot of different things). I omitted the mint, though and use just a tad less of horseradish, which still gives you that zing.

1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, drained
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mix well.

Jul 13, 2014
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HELP!! Extremely picky eaters, out of dinner options!!

Fettuccine Alfredo with sliced cajun chicken on top. Ever so delicious.

And I agree with another poster - Pioneer Woman's website has a number of things you might like (she definitely loves her pasta). I love her chicken spaghetti (no tomato sauce either).

If you like ham, maybe try baking some chicken breasts, then put slices of ham and cheese on top and a quick bake again for a "rif" on cordon bleu. If you like rice, you could give a go at risotto. There are some really good ones out there (I made risotto milanese last night and it was so creamy and good - and no veggies in it).

A nice scalloped potato and ham casserole with cream corn is an easy one.

Chicken tetrazzini would be easy. I make a double batch and freeze half for another time. Cover it with lots of cheese and bake.

Another place to look might be Campbell's Kitchen. There are a lot of easy recipes that could fit your needs. http://www.campbellskitchen.com/

If you like eggs, do breakfast for dinner. We do it all the time.

Many of the recipes that call for other "veggies", just omit what you don't like. Let me know if you want any specific recipes. I'd be happy to share.

Jul 13, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

Happy Happy Anniversary to you and Take. I'm sure he is just loving his home. That is one lucky cat! And you are one lucky duck as well. Happy snuggles!

Jul 13, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

That looks - SO - SO - good. If I could eat my screen right now, I would. That is done to my perfection! ~Drool~. Now, if I could get steve h and deb to move in on one side of me and you and roxlet on the other, I'd be all set!

Jul 13, 2014
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What's for Dinner #312 - the July Super Moon Edition [through July 17, 2014]

High 90's here, which is unusual. Last night's dinner was Sockeye Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze on the grill. To go with were mixed veggies (also on the grill) all done by DH. I made some Risotto Milanese as another side. All was delish. But forgot to take a photo.

Tonight (again on the grill) will be London Broil, baby yukon gold fingerlings in one basket and fresh green beans with yellow and red peppers and sweet onions in the other basket. I'm rethinking my menu for later in the week since we are supposed to hit triple digits!

Jul 13, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

I agree with LW on both the welcome and the London Broil. If you have leftovers, make beef fajitas!

Jul 09, 2014
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What favorite food is such a labor of love, time, technique or even money that rarely make it but when you do…

Spaghetti Sauce. Each year DH and I make a 28 quart pot of sauce and divide it up between ourselves and our 2 grown children. They ask for it as part of their Christmas presents. It takes a full day to make and simmer but has lots of fresh goodies in it. Ground Sirloin, Italian Sausage, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, diced red/green/yellow/orange peppers, diced onion, minced garlic, sliced olives, small whole button mushrooms, lots of spices. It gets vacuumed sealed in individual family sized portions and frozen. They love it and we love doing it. We've done it for years. (PS: there is more to add to the pot - these pics are still a work-in-progress!)

Jul 09, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

Nice weather here. We decided it was worth it to pass food through the sliding doors for DH to BBQ (they "say" they are supposed to be pouring footings for the deck later this week - I'll believe it when I see it).

Fantastic BBQ Chicken - very moist. Grilled Asparagus and leftover Pasta Salad from 4th of July. Very scrumptious. Oh, and white wine to top it off!

Jul 09, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

So, so sorry about your cat. Those little ones leave us heartbroken. At least it's over the Rainbow Bridge and won't be hurting any more.

Jul 07, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

Hey, it may be a little crazy - who'd a thunk! But the end result looks fantastic. Very creative way to grill. :-)

Jul 07, 2014
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What's for Dinner #311 - the Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy Summer Edition [through July 11, 2014]

What an adorable pup. I'm so jealous of your "view". The dinner sounds fantastic as well!

Jul 07, 2014
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