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Leftover Week

I have way more than a weeks worth of food In my freezer....and yes, I need to work on this....I'm in!

about 3 hours ago
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US East Coasters!!

Whatever is in the fridge/freezer....I don't stock up for storms....also have a gas stove!!

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

The wings sound delicious!! Would you mind sharing the recipe??

Jan 24, 2015
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Home Cooks - How do you minimize food waste?

Very interested in how you make that!!

Jan 23, 2015
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Home Cooks - How do you minimize food waste?

Good post!!

Jan 18, 2015
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What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

And I had some carrots to use up....win win!!!

Jan 18, 2015
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What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

Ah yes! The acronym just kept escaping me....thank you!!

Jan 18, 2015
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What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

Glad you are on the mend!! Please remind me what a "BISO" chicken breast is??

Jan 18, 2015
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Pat peeves as a guest at a dinner party?

As a guest, when you offer to help clean up and the host declines yet complains later that no one helped clean up.....oy!!

And agree on the jumping animals....I like dogs but don't want them jumping all over me at dinner....

Jan 18, 2015
jenscats5 in Not About Food

What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

So yesterday was a "me" day where I spent all day in the kitchen cooking for fun....made a big pot of bolognese for the freezer along with fried rice, rice pudding, a pork roast and Tom Kerridge's Christmas carrots....was trying to use up some things lying about in the fridge.....WFD was some of the bolognese over tortellini....

What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

After several nights of varying types of pasta, tonight was some chili rescued from the freezer with cheese and chips....

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

Tonight's WFD was an attempt to use up some of what I had prepped or cooked already so some quick cooked peppers and broccoli with chicken over Chinese noodles....

reheating ahi tuna steak

Agree....no need to reheat....

Jan 04, 2015
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What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

Couple squares of freezer chocolate for "afters"...love that term....

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

Had some asparagus languishing in the fridge, so roasted that off earlier today and in thinking what could go with it, I found a steak in the freezer.....so steak and asparagus it is!! With Merlot natch!

POULTRY SOUP! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (January 2015)

Took some of the stock I had in the freezer and made congee this morning....great breakfast for a rainy morning

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

Former Yay! To now Nay: pastry bites with feta cheese and caramelized onions.....frozen product....they used to be delicious but picked them up again and the last few times the pastry just doesn't cook while the cheese overflows and burns....not good at all...

Jan 03, 2015
jenscats5 in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015

The candy cane Jo Jo's are great dipped in chocolate!!

Jan 03, 2015
jenscats5 in Chains

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

Great news about Deacon!!! And hmmm more stroganoff......may have to make one myself soon....

Jan 02, 2015
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What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

Delicious looking meal!!! And congrats on the win!!

Jan 01, 2015
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POULTRY SOUP! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (January 2015)

Well I actually have poultry soups prepared and in the freezer after my raw thanksgiving turkey incident......so they will be handy for a quick dinner.....will just add rice or noodles...

Cooking Resolutions

Also in the camp of using what I have more.....especially what is in the freezer
Would like to try eating more fermented foods
Learn to cook Chinese

Jan 01, 2015
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What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

Happy New Year's everyone!!! WFD tonight was some takeout sushi.....cheers to good cooking in 2015!!!

What's the best recipe for fixing Scrapple?

Know this is an old thread, but will second Habersett brand......fried low and slow until the outside is CRISP and the inside is creamy.....serve with ketchup.....

Dec 31, 2014
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What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

Thank you both!!

Dec 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

Good to know on using the GF cornflakes! Going to go save that recipe for later.

Dec 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

I've been horribly sick this past week and haven't felt much like eating....still working on Christmas leftovers but tonight was just some simple chicken with steamed veggies just to eat something.....

whole roasted chicken left out cooling 4 hrs

It's fine...

Preserving crunchy when dipped in chocolate

When I make things dipped in chocolate, I use melting chocolate specifically for dipping.....I get it from a baking supply store....I don't mix anything in....everything always stays crunchy...

Dec 23, 2014
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Being "put to work" at a Christmas Party

Agree!! Roz needs to step it up....

Dec 12, 2014
jenscats5 in Not About Food