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Philadelphia restaurants serving hormone free beef?

Dunno if Bonefish Grill counts as high end but my friend had a grass fed beef burger there last summer. I had wak wak shrimp or something. He liked the burger.

about 22 hours ago
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What's for dinner #360: Time to shake off the dross and get busy. [through April 22, 2015]

I went to Wegmans today too LW. Got some coffee and water and sat outside for a bit. They were sampling mangoes and also brie spread on bread. I had some hamburger that needed using and also some TJs marinara sauce leftover as well. So when I saw the colorful market paks of bell peppers I decided to ditch the plans for meatballs or meatloaf and go with stuffed peppers.
The peppers turned out very tasty but I usually make these when corn is in season so it seemed odd not to be reaching for corn on the cob between bites. The peppers will make a nice lunch tomorrow too. Triple berry pie from Wegmans for dessert along with my first glass of iced tea this season.

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

My friend feels the same way when spring finally comes to our neck of the woods lingua. Later going to run an errand or two and the plan is to take our hound for a nice long slow walk in the sunshine.
Not sure what is for dinner. Ham and eggs, potato soup with TJs naan, or some kind of ham and cheese wrap with veggies and leftover guac. Guac needs to go today for sure.
Stay well rested and hydrated lingua, my friend John and I both have a nasty little sinus inflamation we got over the weekend. It is showing up as a bad headache for him and a gum ache for me.

Apr 13, 2015
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Popeyes Love

Thanks boston and roro. Maybe I'll try something else next Thanksgiving. One year a barbecue place was selling whole smoked turkeys on preorder. But that is a story for another thread.
I was delighted when my local KFC closed down and got reincarnated as a popeyes.

Apr 12, 2015
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What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

I hear you on the french fry vegetarians ttrockwood. Split pea and barley soup with the Easter ham bone and plenty of trimmings. TJs english muffins with kerrygold butter. Rooibos and honeybush tea from TJs and a triple tiered chocolate also from TJs.

Apr 09, 2015
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When did tostadas return to taco bell?

I remember only beans back in the day. And less and less shredded cheese. But I got another tostada today and it had a nice amount of cheese. Yum.

Apr 07, 2015
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What's for Dinner #358 - The Easter/Passover Edition! [through April 7, 2015]

Good luck on your search NIW. Consider trying a drug store for candy.
Pizzas using TJs pizza dough, topped with sauteed spinach, garlic and ham, TJs tomato paste in the toothpaste like tube, cheddar and smoked mozzerella cheeses and then avocado added just before serving. I played with the dough, doing a bit of stuffed crust action with one of the pies.
I like the smoked moz with the avocados, and the leftover Easter ham made the pizzas even yummier. I made two small pies thinking one would be for lunch tomorrow. Yeah right! We devoured both and TJ's rice pudding is sitting out to warm up a bit for a late night dessert. I am enjoying the organic rooiboos and honeybush tea from TJs. Delicious. Prolly already discontinued.

Popeyes Love

I try to go when mine is busy. Gotta have the red beans and rice. One Thanksgiving I will try their frozen cajun fried turkey too.

Apr 06, 2015
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When did tostadas return to taco bell?

I learned to love them years ago when I was living in Gainesville FL partly because they are delicious at room temperature. Felt so good to hold the little square cardboard box once more. /sniff

Apr 06, 2015
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When did tostadas return to taco bell?

Stopped by my local taco bell a few days ago, I hadn't been in awhile, and was stunned and delighted to see tostadas on the menu again.
These used to be my favorite item and I was sad when they discontinued them. I got one and it was not exactly the same, of course, but still tasty. Hope they stick around.

Apr 05, 2015
givemecarbs in Chains

Popeyes Love

I was delighted when a Popeyes opened nearby. If I have time I order the onion rings. They are made to order and worth the wait.

Apr 05, 2015
givemecarbs in Chains

What's for Dinner #358 - The Easter/Passover Edition! [through April 7, 2015]

Hope you feel better NIW and have a happy Easter. You are overdue for some good luck. Seared some scallops from TJs and had with a veggie and rice concoction. Almond kringle from TJs for dessert with pumpkin rooibus tea from my dwindling stash.

What's For Dinner #357 - the Out Like A Lamb Edition [Through April 2, 2015]

wow you are keeping your sense of humor NIW. Good luck and also good job on catching that you had the clots so that you can be treated.

What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition! [through March 30, 2015]

that chicken looks scruptious niw. I had a big lunch before my gaming night at the library. Smoked pork tenderloin with cooked kale on a crusty roll with barbecue baked beans and corn bread and a birch beer on draft from the mennonite bbq. It was just warm enough to eat outside on the patio there. Someone brought a big bag of warm soft pretzels for the gamers and I still managed to scarf down two of those. I'm still stuffed so maybe some TJs vanilla and cinnamon black tea that I carefully hoarded after the holidays for a late night treat.

What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition! [through March 30, 2015]

Sounds like you and your man are making the best of things. I had a mini doxie once who loved cooked carrots. He had a sweet toofie. Ended up with more cherry pie as a late night snack. Probably clementines for breakfast to atone.

Mar 26, 2015
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What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition! [through March 30, 2015]

Hope you get to eat all that you cook soon NIW. I just want to reach into my monitor and grab some of that pie right now. About doggies and taters, I have heard they are bad for dogs but have once in awhile let my dogs have a tiny bit of leftover potatoes with no noticeable ill effects.

Mar 25, 2015
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What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition! [through March 30, 2015]

Thats Gretchen. He is feeling a bit better today. He had a caesar salad with no meat at the mexican place and I got the yummy pork taco special with rice and beans.

Mar 25, 2015
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What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition! [through March 30, 2015]

Sucks about the oven LondonL. My big oven is not working at the moment. We keep getting power surges so every time we replace the little circuit board thing it gets fried again. Given up for now and bought a convection toaster oven from Costco.
I can't do a whole turkey and cookies are a bit of a pain one tray at a time but other than that the oven even does a better job on brownies than my regular one did.
Waiting to see how my friend feels today before meal planning. That fainting episode is worrisome.
My big back up plan is delicious smoked salmon on crackers with cream cheese and maybe a bit of mustard dill sauce that came in a packet with the salmon from Costco.

Mar 25, 2015
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What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition! [through March 30, 2015]

My friend and I just had light snacks today because of the strange virus or something that is going around. I just have sensitivity to cold mostly but my friend fainted after getting the dry heaves last night. I managed to catch him but that was scary. He thinks he got really dehydrated and that is what made him pass out.
So chicken broth with sweet potato, gold potato and rice and some crackers was what was for dinner.
For lunch we had clementines and some juicy strawberries from Wegmans and lots of water. We couldn't resist having some cherry pie for a late night snack.

What's for Dinner #355 - The SPRING Edition! [Through March 24, 2015 ]

Yum! Love the shad roe. Saw some at Wegmans a few days ago. Last night I was tired and out of pet food so I forced myself to charge over to my local wegmans. I saw a reduced price t bone steak, I haven't had one of those in forever so I pounced on it.
We had an early dinner today because of my midnight tournament. I managed to cook the steak a perfect medium rare, more on the rare side. Gold potatoes mashed with kerrygold butter and some cooked down spinach with more k butter. I had to preheat the oven for the steak so I baked some sweet potatoes. My friend had a large-ish one but I was too full.
Will probably warm up a big slice of Costco apple pie before I venture out into battle at midnight. There will be dragons.

Updates on Mainland Inn?

Home cooking. The what's for dinner people rock! I did do some "research" on the Cross Key Diner but haven't posted about it yet.

Mar 17, 2015
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Updates on Mainland Inn?

Thanks for the heads up CP. Friday is my tournament night but you make the happy hour sound very appealing. I need to check out the Easter menu as well.

Mar 17, 2015
givemecarbs in Philadelphia

What's for Dinner #354: The Green(ing) Edition [through March 20, 2015

Irish bangers, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and asparagus. Also hot and spicy mustard from TJs. I have to get to the liquor store tomorrow. Would not dare disappoint the little people.

What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition [through Mar 8, 2015]

I was going to suggest using other sinks as well. I'm no plumber but this has worked for me in the past.

Mar 07, 2015
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What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition [through Mar 8, 2015]

Irish bangers have been appearing at Costco, TJs and Wegmans. Snagged some from Costco but not sure I feel like venturing out for kraut. Might just cook them up with eggs toast and potatoes.

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

Has anyone tried the seafood pasta shells in white sauce in the refrigerated prepared food section? I think when I saw them they were next to the shephard's pie. I had a sample of the salmon with pistachios and pesto I think. Pretty tasty and in the same section. Maybe next time.

Mar 03, 2015
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What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

Do you get your meat at Assi JT? I used to get big bags of kibble at Costco and that was not too expensive and reasonable quality.
Right now I have a young cat and an older doxie and we feed them a smattering of the kibble from TJs and mostly raw chicken drumsticks. The cat doesn't finish his raw bones but chews them a bit and gets lots of energy from the raw meat. The doxie eats meat and bones and her teeth look great.
The cat gets so much energy from this diet that he is driving me nuts!
Got a big fruit tart from wegmans to cheer us up during this looooong winter. Very tasty and quite the splurge.

Mar 02, 2015
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What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

He he he! Thanks nothing!

Feb 25, 2015
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What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

I love the smell of pudding cooking Mah. Mennonite bbq tonight, smoked fried wings, sweet this time, baked beans, coleslaw, and my friend and I split a mess of fried corn fritters and sweet potato fries. As usual I trudged into that place and bounced out.
Part of a monster sized glazed donut and hot tea later.

What's For Dinner #350: The Robins are Back So it Must be Spring Right? Edition [through Feb. 25, 2015]

Few cooking mishaps make me sadder Mah, though burning cookies comes close. I hope you get back in the saddle again soon and erase the memory of the bad experience with a great one if you know what I mean.
My friend and I had a lovely breakfast on sunday, I had the french toast made with challah, but two young children somewhat took away from the experience. I felt sorry for the parents but the kids were crying and fussing as they were taking them out of the car and would not settle at all. Was lucky enough to go back again yesterday and all was peaceful. I had the eggs benedict with homefries and my friend had buttered grits and a grilled muffin. I'm glad we went back.
Going out to breakfast can be pricey so tonight we made do with some homemade chicken noodle soup with butternut squash cubes and some toasted healthy organic bread from Wegmans.

Feb 25, 2015
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