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What's for Dinner #356 - The Tail End of March Edition!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

Nice Harters. We saw a few shoots poking up from the flower bed at the local diner but my yard is snow bound. We have black walnut trees so we are strong with the squirrels here and they are looking plump.
Made some saffron rice to go with thai and barbecue leftovers and we are snacking on clementines and sweets from the TJs run yesterday.
I keep missing the girl scouts so we have all butter shortbread cookies with chocolate filling. wild blueberry pie. and dark chocolate speculoos cookie butter cups and hot green tea. It was negative three last time I checked but I can hear my hound dog snoring. Most comforting sound in the world.

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

Might run out and nab one tonight during my faschnaut run JJJR. If my car starts. Thanks for the link.

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

Ice dams on the roof foodie? What is that and what damage can they do? I am so ready for spring. Keeping my fingers crossed that my car will start so I can go buy my faschnauts.
My favorite chain donut store is a chain of five or less, Yum Yum donuts. The dunkin donuts are closing in on them. There are two DDs within two miles of Yum Yum so I have to support the little guy. And the donuts at Yum Yum are so much yummier. 'Specially faschnauts.

Feb 16, 2015
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What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

that looks so good jjjr. Hmm I should get a battery tender. I've been driving my car around aimlessly just to keep the battery charged. I did figure out when they put out the fresh danish at my wegmans from all this rambling about. Seven am. So coffee, a mini cherry danish, a mini cinnamon roll, oatmeal, and an egg cheese and sausage sandwich on a bagel were shared by my friend and I. I got all the coffee though.
There is a lovely cashier at wegmans who told us that her key snapped off in her door lock because of the bitter cold. Might run out and get a battery tender tonight because this cold is unrelenting. Any advice on which kind to buy and where?
I should make dinner tonight but I have a feeling my car might head towards Popeyes for chicken, biscuits and red beans and rice. After that I might hit my favorite donut shop for early bird faschnauts. I managed to resist the king cakes at Wegmans so far.

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

Cheers! My early mornings are now complete again! Fried up some vegetable dumplings for a late late night snack. Trying to cool it on the sweets so I can get faschnauts on tuesday and really appreciate them.

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

Woot. So glad you had fun! The mennonite bbq for lunch in the snow. The bbq had a lovely valentines day special with ribs, wings etc but they sold out and it was a massive amount of food anyway.
So spicy smoked fried wings with slaw and bbq baked beans and birch beer. I got a chopped brisket sandwich for later but kept taking little nibbles from it. I was pretty hungry as last night was a little bit of chinese take out and girl scout cookies at my card tourney.
Yesterday I finally made it to chik fil a for breakfast. The chicken on a biscuit was shaped like a heart. My friend liked the maple waffle and chicken combo.

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

I love that TJ's Organic Tomato Basil Marinara but oh my gosh this last jar simply will not open. Thinking of trying dynamite.

Feb 12, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

I check daily for my Harters fix. Leftover beef pot pie tonight. Homemade filling, frozen crust. Clementines.

Grub Burger Bar, Willow Grove

Is it near the mall Patti?

Feb 10, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Wegmans had an assortment of chocolate dipped strawberries today. 2.50 each. My friend and I each got one. His was chocolate and peanuts and I just had to go for the chocolate and bacon bits strawberry. We ate them at the food court and then walked out into the freezing rain. If this keeps up we might have to try every last kind of dipped strawberry. The pistachio one looked appealing.
Made some rich beef and mushroom stew with a thick beefy gravy and instead of potatoes in the stew we had buttery mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli for sides.
I am considering making chocolate chip cookies to make the house warmer and smelling delicious. But first I should jump on my rebounder a lot if I want to fit into my spring clothes.

Old Fashioned Sticky Buns

I have had both Unkle. I really like Alice's. Last time I ate them there with a friend and some tea in weather much like we have been having lately. As I bit into the bun I swear someone turned the dimmer switch up a notch as the light seemed more warm and golden inside and outside of the bakery.
But I can't argue with the Fleck's box with that blue lettering. I really need to make a qmart run.

Feb 04, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #346 - The Deep Freeze Edition! [through Feb 3, 2015]

I'm more of a reader than a poster so I've been checking in around four or five am est USA to see if harters is cooking. It is when his first post of the day usually appears. I'm hoping.
Went to the superbowl wing bar at wegmans last night. Was tasty. I had to restrain myself. Today has been requests for pancakes. I have a nice ripe avocado all sliced so if more pancakes are wanted I'll make myself an avocado sandwich on whole wheat with mayo. If the leftover pancakes are for breakfast I'll make burritos with refried beans and taco seasoned hamburger and avocado slices. Either way the avocado is jumping in my belly!

KFC Crosses the Line

As always cw you are the voice of reason. Here in the NE US in winter those dogs look mighty appealing.

Jan 30, 2015
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