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What's for Dinner #303 - School's Out for Summer! Edition [through June 3, 2014]

Well, I didn't end up grilling out last night. I wanted to use up some of the berry lager I had on hand. So, I whipped together a quick one dish and it was great! I cubed a couple of potatoes, cubed up two small red onions, the few mushrooms I had on hand, rough chopped som
e garlic - mixed all in a baking dish. Poured some of the beer over the mixture, added some pats of butter. Cooked for about 25 minutes and then placed some great brats from a local meat market on top and cooked for another 15 minutes. YUM! Steamed up some brussel sprouts as well. Dinner was a hit!

Tonight, chicken! Currently brining. I think I'll make a "steakhouse" potato salad and corn on the cob.

Jun 03, 2014
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Lots of Lager - good marinade?

I completely agree. I can definitely use some for that. Though, tonight - if the rain clears up - I'd love to grill the whole cut up chicken or pork chops that I have out.

Jun 02, 2014
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Lots of Lager - good marinade?

I have 4 bottles of a strawberry lager - I don't really care for it and neither does my husband. I can see how it might make a decent marinade though - a light lager, slight berry taste. Might be nice for pork or chicken. Anyone have any decent beer marinades I can work with? We just bought a new charcoal grill so I'm itching to grill! I've found a few online that involve lemon which I don't have and it's pouring here so I'm not loading up the kiddos. :)

Thanks! Happy June all!

Jun 02, 2014
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My new favorite cauliflower recipe

Thanks for sharing! It does sound good!

May 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #298 - Spring Fever Edition [through May 15, 2014]

Thank you! You're right, it won't be too long and I look forward to visiting the Madison farmer's market often! Funny how you say everyone is so nice - that was the most wonderful impression I got yesterday! I had lunch in Culver's with my little ones (2.5 and 8 months) and a women brought my daughter ketchup, offered to refill my rootbeer on her way to the soda machines. It was so nice. I did not experience that level of kindness in Oconomowoc. Not to say there aren't kind people here, I just haven't really found them ;)

May 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #298 - Spring Fever Edition [through May 15, 2014]

Last night may very well have been the most artery clogging meal I have EVER made. As I mentioned previously we're moving so I'm using up what we have. For the first time in my life - I'm only 34 - so there is plenty of time for more of this mess - I made a meal that consisted of white rice, condensed mushroom soup, mayo, sour cream and american cheese - oh right, and chicken tenders, not fried haha.

I can be ok with the occasional condensed mushroom soup and cheese. I cried a little on the inside mixing mayo and sour cream in. It's just not something I personally get on board with. I'll admit, it wasn't even all that good, probably for the best ;)

Tonight we have a package of TJ's orange chicken in the freezer. Steamed rice and broccoli. I'll make a cucumber and sweet little peppers salad, too. THEN all but a couple of plates and the pizza slicer is getting packed up. Tomorrow it will be pizza and Friday, who knows - but I'm not cooking!

May 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #298 - Spring Fever Edition [through May 15, 2014]

Hey Fowler! We're in Oconomowoc at the moment but moving over to Jefferson. Not sure how we'll like it - BUT, a bit cheaper over there and a bit closer to where my husband usually is for work! Thank you :)

May 14, 2014
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Please help settle dispute with my Mom

Ha! Pretty much just what I posted. Are you in the midwest?!

May 14, 2014
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Please help settle dispute with my Mom

I grew up in both Chicago and northern Wisconsin. In my family the actual potato salad is made without eggs mixed in, however, it IS topped with sliced hardboiled eggs. Which, I suppose, eventually get mixed in. Deli potato salads in WI where I grew up did not seem to include eggs. I don't recall eating much potato salad outside of my own family, so it's hard for me to say if my friends, their parents added eggs.

May 14, 2014
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Am I the only one who hates using filler in their meatballs?

probably not much! I do find them to be a bit more tender by using flour.

May 13, 2014
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Lobster ravioli sauce

I haven't had the Costco lobster ravioli, but I have had the Trader Joe's. For that, I just added some pesto to a pan, added a bit of cream - done!

May 13, 2014
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What's for Dinner #298 - Spring Fever Edition [through May 15, 2014]

We're in the process of moving (again, ugh!) We finally found a house (woo!) SO it's been a hilarious week of meals. Pretty sure I'll be making some random rice, frozen vegetable and chicken casserole?! Maybe I should search around for recipes. I have limited kitchen stuff out right now, so the less pots and pans the better!

Last night I stretched three small flounder fillets between 2 adults/2 kids - made, I guess, Jamaican Fish Tacos? A little jerk-like flavors, topped with vinegary peppers and onions in flour tortillas all puffed up and crisped from oil. I did a quick side of frozen corn, black beans and avocado. I'll actually make it again - love when a use up what you've got turns out a good meal!

May 13, 2014
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Am I the only one who hates using filler in their meatballs?

I put flour into the mixture. I can't help but wonder if it was a mistake I made early on in my cooking - perhaps they were supposed to be dredged in flour, I really don't know!

May 13, 2014
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Am I the only one who hates using filler in their meatballs?

I'm just going to chime in to disagree with the original poster ;) Meatballs, of course, as everyone has pretty much already stated - require a filler.

With that said. I use flour. People are always shocked to find this out. I don't have an exact recipe - they're always good, but sometimes they're ridiculously amazing and I should open up a meatballs only shop ;) Anyone else use flour? I like soft meatballs, that still hold their shape well and flour just seems to work for me! I can't really remember why I started using flour. I'll never go back to bread or crumbs, etc.!

May 13, 2014
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What are you putting on Toast?

Well, I'm Dutch, so I put butter and hagelsag (or vlokken, my personal favorite) on my toast.

What is hagelslag? http://stuffdutchpeoplelike.com/2011/... (overall pretty hilarious website ;) )

Otherwise, butter and apricot, strawberry or red currant jam.

Avocado with sea salt, Penzey's Northwoods Fire Spice and slices of cherry tomato.

butter and cheese - sometimes shaved ham, too.

leftover mushy peas!

Also, when I make my dutch oven bread I cut a nice thick slice, I spread with an herbed goat cheese and top with a poached egg or two. Sometimes goat cheese and honey.

May 06, 2014
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What's for Dinner #293 - the "little, leafing, and growing green" Edition! [through Apr 26, 2014]

Well, tonight we'll have split pea soup and homemade dutch oven bread. Last of the ham to use up. Last night I threw together a red potato, sweet potato,cauliflower gratin with ham. Cheesy and bubbly wtih gouda and havarti on top. Delicious! Would make again. Pretty sure I didn't need a 4 lb ham for 3 adults and 2.5-year-old on Easter!

I look forward to a non-ham dinner tomorrow.

Apr 22, 2014
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Quick and easy here tonight - Pasta w/ Anchovies and Breadcrumbs. With a little green salad, of course.

Apr 07, 2014
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Oh wow. Everything I have a taste for right now! Yum!

Apr 07, 2014
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What's for dinner #289 - Spring Poems Edition! [Through April 7, 2014]

Beautiful! Sounds absolutely delicious!

Apr 07, 2014
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PB & J Day

My favorite grown up PB&J is almond butter and apricot jam on grilled sourdough. Yum.

Apr 02, 2014
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A veggie side to go with meatloaf cupcakes for April Fools?

Roasted parsnip "fries"?

Mar 31, 2014
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Do you cook when you're down?

I enjoy cooking in general, but, it's clear that I'm stressed out, etc. if I'm making pico de gallo. The dicing calms me down and gives me something to focus on for a bit. It's very therapeutic for me.

Mar 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #286 - Spring has Sprung, but the Grass Ain't Riz Edition [through 3/27/14]

You're right - they do vary in quality! I wish the ones I pick up at Brennans Market froze well, they don't! I assumed they wouldn't, but I tried anyway ;)

Mar 27, 2014
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What's for Dinner #286 - Spring has Sprung, but the Grass Ain't Riz Edition [through 3/27/14]

Patty Melts, potato salad and a little green salad tonight.

I'm tired of buying a bag of good buns when there are just two of us that will eat the buns so I've just been making patty melts on burger night these days - works for me, can't go wrong with that! Then I have a lovely loaf of rye for the rest of the week.

I can't seem to find good buns I can buy individually and our little market carries Breadsmith and another delicious company and they can't separate the bags. Oh well.

Mar 26, 2014
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What's for Dinner #286 - Spring has Sprung, but the Grass Ain't Riz Edition [through 3/27/14]

Oh I'm craving something just like this! Sounds delicious!

Mar 26, 2014
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"BULK" cooking?? Whatcha cooking today or this weekend?

I am making 2 dozen frozen burritos for the husband! I cringe over the frozen store bought ones that he wants to eat every.single.day. SO, I took it upon myself to start making them myself a while back and pretty sure he won't ever eat another store bought .69 burrito ;) I hope anyway. I just get some nice tortillas - store bought, but whatever :) - I stuff them with some homemade Spanish style rice, seasoned ground beef and/or black beans, top with some fresh shredded cheddar or jack cheese and seal them up by tossing in a pan for a bit. Couldn't be easier! Sometimes I add fresh fire-roasted green chils, etc. I like to change it up a bit for him. I steal the occasional one for lunch as well.

He likes them for breakfast or he'll heat one up in the morning and toss it in his lunch box and eat it for lunch.

They LOOK much prettier too - that is just a rice and bean burrito.

Mar 26, 2014
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What's for Dinner #285 - Harbingers of Spring Edition! [Through March 22, 2014]

Well, seeing our dinner plans were derailed two days in a row with my mother-in-law being in town I had to do something with the chicken breast I thawed. It's in the crock pot and I whipped up a coconut curry cashew sauce - the test piece I fried up in the pan was good, so we'll see how the entire pot turns out! We have plans this evening, hopefully it's done on time - not too early or too late - I'm not a fan of crock pots because they NEVER seem to work just right for me. Here's hopin'!

I'll serve it with some steamed broccoli and rice I imagine.

Mar 21, 2014
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What To Do With Tons of Breadcrumbs

Seeing I just made them today - I'm going to suggest bread crumb dumplings!

I have no real set recipe, but it's a childhood favorite. My mother would make us Mrs. Grass' Noodle Soup with bread crumb dumplings when we were ill. I will still make that, but I also add the dumplings to a very basic chicken soup, it's kind of matzoh ball like, actually!

Breadcrumbs, an egg or two, some dill, salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc. You want it to be a moist, yet crumbly. Form into little golf balls. I actually keep homemade schmaltz in the fridge so I'll add a tablespoon or so of that to the mix. Just boil in the soup for 5 - 10 minutes. Gosh, such a delicious comfort food for me!

Mar 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #282 - Spring Daylight Savings Time Edition [through March 13, 2014]

It's a tropical 48 degrees here in WI. Truly, after the weather we've had this winter it truly feels tropical!

Why on Earth I'm braising a chuck roast is beyond me. Or not, I'm a bit under the weather and so is my daughter. I wanted something easy I could brown up quick and forget about. I'll probably steam some frozen petite brussel sprouts and boil up some potatoes. Pretty much the meal I grew up eating at least once a week!

Mar 10, 2014
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What's for Dinner #282 - Spring Daylight Savings Time Edition [through March 13, 2014]

recipe for the sweet potato falafel? Sounds delicious!

Mar 10, 2014
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