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What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

That really stinks, Gio.
Be kind to yourself, I hope you and the mister are having a better day today.

Feb 18, 2015
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What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

Feel better, Gio! Breathe through the funk.

Feb 17, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Our simple valentine celebratory meal turned into pizza delivery last night after our little one spiked a fever of 103F.
It was off to the emergency room for us, where we waited like your average fear stricken, first time parents for his temp to go down.

A double dose of meds did the trick and luckily, it's a typical virus and not the awful influenza that's been going around.
Scrambled eggs and delivery pizza were a great substitution for the sauteed shrimp and bucatini we'd planned on. We were just happy to have a chipper baby again.
Laying low the next few days. Probably lots of couch time and I guess I need to figure out how to make chemical-free jello.
We may go for the pasta dish tonight, if we aren't too wiped.
Luckily, Vday is a minor holiday for us. Just a good reason to hang out together and count our blessings. Hope you all had a good one.

Oh, and welcome back Harters! So glad you and yours are safe and sound.

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Thanks, mc.
That's really upsetting. I was hoping for better news.
Fingers still crossed.

What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Has anyone had word from Harters?

Feb 09, 2015
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Brunch/Breakfast Cookbook?

I hope you enjoy it! It's one of those books I like to just peruse on a rainy day.
I should pull it down this week, I need some new breakfast ideas.

Feb 08, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #346 - The Deep Freeze Edition! [through Feb 3, 2015]

Hoping for the best news.

What's for Dinner? #346 - The Deep Freeze Edition! [through Feb 3, 2015]

I had the exact same question. A roast beef sounds perfect for the weekend, but I never know which cut to get.

Thus sounds great, thanks foodie.

What's for Dinner #342- The Return of the Polar Vortex Edition! [through Jan. 10, 2015]

My posts just never showed at all, but I was using my phone to post at random moments.
The biggest problem was attaching photos, i believe. It only took when I made a post without attaching photos.

I used to post from my phone, with photos, with no problem. Maybe its my phone, or maybe I need to reboot everything.

Jan 06, 2015
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Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition [Old]

I'm here, finally tracking today for real, and hopeful this isn't just an anomaly.

The holidays were festive and wonderful and full of food and drink. Even with a pulled broken molar mid-month, which had me on a fairly restrictive diet, and really left me not wanting to eat, I powered through and drank my calories.

Back to reality, and hopefully back to my old wardrobe.
I re-joined my old fitness group (it used to be Jazzercise, but they went modern on me and now it's Zumba. Someday Ill get the moves down. For now I'm happy to break a sweat again) and Ive been mindful all day today about what I've put in my mouth.

I mindfully ate a bag of chips to console myself when I left my nap-striking toddler alone to work it out. I did track those chips however, which I'm hoping makes the difference between this month and last.

Looking forward to finding some meal suggestions here. I need to dig into the recesses of my brain to remember what I ate so much of in 2011 to lose all that weight. Hopefully it'll come back to me.

Oh, and I am measuring my nightly glass(es) of wine, which is a huge deal for me.

Happy New Year!

Weight Watchers Foodies - The Date is January, the Time is Now! January 2015 Edition [Old]

What did you have for lunch that was only 2 points?

I would like three of those, please.

Jan 06, 2015
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What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

I think it's the photos I keep trying to attach. Even with this post, I wasn't successful until I posted without pictures.
Serves me right for trying to show off my 1 1/2 year old monkey!

Jan 03, 2015
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What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

Happy New Year, lovely Chowhounder's!

Every post I've made the last three or so months has failed to appear, but you've been on my mind and I do check in and read about all of your delicious meals, here and there.

We've had a great holiday season. After a trip east for thanksgiving and a busy work month right up until xmas, we've enjoyed almost nonstop food, drinks and quality family time. My jeans feel the pinch, but I wouldn't trade a minute if it.

Rack of lamb helped us ring in 2015, and even the 18 month old enjoyed it. Looks like we are turning into a two rack family, with this kid around.

Hope to join you all more often in the future. Great posts, I love seeing this community grow and flourish.

Are food allergies really hereditary, or is my SIL overly cautious?

Breast feeding, pumping, breast milk supply can all have so very many variables, and with those, many challenges.
Don't be so cavalier about which you do not know.

Maybe she should have brought an alternative dish for herself and been discreet about it, but I can totally understand why she wouldn't risk the reaction the baby may have had.

Jan 02, 2015
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What's For Dinner #338 - Winter Wonderland Edition [through 12/14/14]

Congratulations! Enjoy the new baby girl and the previously forbidden foods!

Dec 13, 2014
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How long can I hold zabaglione?

I do this too, and it definitely keeps, though I have to re-whip it sometimes to make a nice dollop.

Take your cooked zabaglione, pour it into a bowl over an ice bath and whisk until cool. Fold in fairly stiff (but not over whipped) beaten cream. Then you can whisk the two together until you get the consistency you want.

Between the sugar and booze, it keeps, and its light and delicious.

Dec 04, 2014
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What's for Dinner #332 - The Wee Ghosties and Goblins Edition! [through Nov. 1, 2014]

That stinks. I'm actually dreading going into the city tomorrow.
Hope you get some peace soon.

Oct 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #332 - The Wee Ghosties and Goblins Edition! [through Nov. 1, 2014]

Oh my gosh, I should introduce you to my sister. She's in Russian Hill and has basically said every word you just wrote.
Nothing about the Giants win makes up for her annoyance of the drunken, disorderly fans, in her mind. Not my parents happiness, nor my increased workload/paycheck (my client LOVES to throw game day parties), absolutely nothing!

It will soon be over, MC!

What's for Dinner #332 - The Wee Ghosties and Goblins Edition! [through Nov. 1, 2014]

I wasn't away anywhere romantic or glamorous. Just trying to grow a toddler and occasionally winning at it.

I miss cooking and I miss these threads. Sooo excited for cooler weather, too.

What's for Dinner #332 - The Wee Ghosties and Goblins Edition! [through Nov. 1, 2014]

Meatloaf with roasted veggies (sweet potato and cheddar cauliflower) is wfd tonight and thank goodness the prep is done. Our small person in the family has decided the hours between 3 and 6 am are not to be missed, which makes a long day for parents that can't nap.
In case the leftover meatloaf isn't enough, I'm defrosting two boudin blanc a friend gave me. The fat, rich and creamy sausage will hopefully soothe our feathers.

Homemade brownies for dessert.

Missed you guys these last months!

Does anyone ever order hot water with lemon?

I really don't get the association of this drink with trying to be thrifty.
I order this because it's comforting and what I need at the time.
It's usually part of a large order for three people, but even when it's just me ordering a small breakfast and hot water, it seems well received.
Congratulations on being a cancer survivor.

Sep 07, 2014
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

She looks so sweet, poor baby. Hope she mends very quickly. Bet she's happy to be next to you.

Aug 27, 2014
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

That all sounds lovely! One of my favorite meals and it sounds like you did it up right!

Aug 27, 2014
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

I think we are the only people within a 40 mile radius that slept through it.

Eta: we are tired. really, really tired.

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

Oh Gio, I hope the pain is eased and you don't even miss the booze.
I promise to have some gin in your honor.

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

Hi Fowler,
I'm fine, as is husband and baby. Thanks so much for asking!
I try to read these threads when I get the odd moment here and there (and often heart things, cause I'm a fan of the heart), but I can't always compose posts worthy of wfd. In my head yes, but from head to keypad, not so much.

Can you believe we slept right through the earthquake? The baby and two cats did as well, not a peep from anyone. And we're not even big drinkers anymore :)
Well, sometimes....

I always say, we need the occasional earthquake to get the rents down, or house prices lower. That's awful, I know. My native Californian humor.

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

Oh my gosh, that's awful! I too am tearing up over your story.
I get upset leaving my son for the odd day I go to work, much less shipping him off to the Navy!
I know it's a ways off, but I can see how it doesn't get any easier from two years old to eighteen.

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

Really? We can't. I'm so jealous. I love roasting skin on thighs, but boneless since we are sitting around with one hand assisting a toddler to eat. I always have to bone them out myself, something I never really have time for these days. Do you ask the butcher to do this, or are they just available in the case?

Aug 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #319 -- Hot Town, Summer in the City Edition! [through August 18, 2014]

Thank you everyone, for the well wishes and commiserating. It has been a good trip for the husband. I think his mom is just so relieved to have someone to talk to, ie vent. I'm sure she appreciated having her son to herself again, even though we actually genuinely like one another.
It's been an interesting week. Gone far better than I thought it would. The boy has been a trooper and he keeps me laughing, so the days go by fast. Who knew, but I am so thankful.
Meals have been rather boring. Poorly pieced together salads, a ho-hum banh mi (my fault, bad bun) and a couple of not great restaurant meals (except for the company, of course).

My favorite dinner was last Friday. A co-worker gave me a leftover pork banh mi sandwich from a staff meal to take home. I put the baby down, had a glass of wine and ate it in front of the tv. Moonstruck had started ten minutes earlier. Super score and reminded me of my singleton days.

We plan to go east again as a family in September. Those of you that are close to your elders will understand when we say we think of moving closer all of the time. Now to explain that to my parents. Lol.

Last night on our own tomorrow. I'll try to do it up right.

Eta: my dining companion.

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

Wait a second, did I miss the period when the DF became the DH? Congratulations!
I bet your wedding feast was fantastic.
Many happy years to you both.

Aug 13, 2014
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