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It's March -- are you having lion or lamb for dinner tonight?

Let us know what you're cooking (or eating out) during the month of March.

Martha
 
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meatloaf, veggie casserole, deviled eggs, coleslaw and green beans. Not decided on dessert yet
 
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Step-son cooked bacon wrapped filets!!!
While I prepared the sides:
baked potato
salad
homemade brown soda bread (from yesterday)
homemade oatmeal pecan cookies Smile
 
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Our ch ur ch adults had a mardi gras progressive dinner last night -- we had cajun style apps at first house, jambalaya, salad and cornbread at second house, and dessert was here -- I made my first King's cake (complete with baby) and my co=hostess brought plain and chocolate bread pudding and sauces. The freezing rain put a damper on the evening -- it came earlier than anticipated and the night was not as late as usual.

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Made 5 lbs of chili yesterday in anticipation of our storm supposed to come in tonight. Half goes in the freezer and we'll eat the other half over a couple of days. It's hard to cook for just two. But if I'm going to dirty up my kitchen, I'm going to dirty it up big!
 
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Tonight is fried pork steak and fried taters with slaw.

Have a groupon to go to an Italian restaurant this week.
 
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Soup and sandwiches for us and two of grandsons tonight. Sandwiches will be grilled cheese and more than likely Campbell's tomato soup. If ds wasn't feeling poorly, would have him make potato soup like my late Dad would make.

We had homemade soup not too long ago, but none was frozen. We ate all of it. One of these days, will make some and freeze a good portion of it.

We did have a big breakfast of bacon and eggs this morning.


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Roast chicken tonight - so leftover roast chicken tomorrow!
 
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Micro-steamed wild caught salmon filets with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, kalamata olives and a bit of white wine.

Orzo with blanched asparagus and parmesan cheese.

No dessert; maybe ice cream. (It's never too cold for ice cream.)

BTW, this is the fanciest I've gotten in days.
Tomorrow, linguine with meatballs and fresh marinara sauce...depending what time the tile guys leave. Smile
 
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Having a cold icy snowy day, we wanted comfort food. Iron skillet fried chicken and gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans. I can't remember the last time I fried a chicken but it was really good -- especially the gravy! Yum!

No dessert although we have some bread pudding left from last night and I'm sure Jim will probably have a late night snack!

Martha
 
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Came back to say WOW I did a great job on that bird! LOL!

One half chicken, roasted at 425 (convection roast setting) uncovered until temp hits done (started with 30 mins and checked frequently for temp after that). Bottom of pan had quartered red potatoes, red grape tomatoes, garlic cloves all tossed with evoo. Tomatoes were scrumptious!

Standard seasoning for my roast chicken is s&p, herbs de provence, and the evoo.

The next time I make pasta it will be a roasted grape tomato sauce. Yum!
 
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Homemade roasted tomato soup at noon with cheese toast. The adults ate well. The kids ate about two bites of cheese toast.

Tonight was whatever we found in the refrigerator except for the kids who got fresh made mac n cheese. I had salad and a deviled egg. DH ate a bit of mac n cheese and salad. StepS had already demolished the last of the filets and had also hit the homemade cookies so he passed on supper. He'll probably raid the refrigerator before bed.
 
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Today was Shrove Tuesday -- pancakes (my homemade for breakfast -- our church's pancake feed for dinner tonight). Tomorrow is Lent. Let the fasting begin!

Martha
 
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We had homemade chicken corn soup with rivels.
 
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We had grits and eggs and toast for dinner. I didn't want anything for dinner but figured I really out to eat something today. I've got a whopping case of the crud and can't breathe. I HATE being sick. These head colds really do a number on me.


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Oops, we were supposed to be on vacation this week, my DH is using up the last of old vacation. Again I took a temporary care position this season and heading to our Southern destination is out of the question with the weather patterns.
So we are vacationing at home. DH sleeps in, I go to work late morning. He lounges all day and watches movies and is making progress on a computer transfer project.

So, decided we will dine out every night instead of traveling. Making lemonade out of lemons here and it's just as fun as any other vacation.

First night we visited a steak house, last night Mexican, tonight a local restaurant & lounge for broasted chicken and potatoes.
 
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DH got the DGSs diarrhea. Frown He did not feel great and did not even leave the house for lunch!!! That's when I know he's sick. All he wanted was a scrambled egg. He did not even drink a glass of milk with it...just an egg and a glass of tea.

I had a potato in the microwave for me before realizing that I had no sour cream. Frown So, I just gave it a little pat of butter and sprinkled some cheese on top.
 
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Bacon, caramelized onion, asparagus quiche (made from scratch except crust) and cherry tomato, basil and caper salad with olive oil.

Tonight? Who knows? Smile
 
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Cooked pot roast 3 days ago - DH had leftovers last night with mashed potatoes. I was treated to another belated birthday dinner at an organic-type restaurant: crab cakes, roasted veggies, chopped kale & Swiss chard salad - organic Wilamette Valley Pinot Noir and a brownie with a scoop of coconut ice cream and a candle. Tonight I'll cook chicken breasts.


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We had sauted salmon, white and wild rice and Asian broccoli slaw (broccoli slaw from a bag with homemade Asian dressing - peanut butter, oil, vinegar, soy sauce, red pepper and ginger).

DH has "given up" food for Lent! (Read -- he's on a diet!)

Martha
 
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I fixed bow tie pasta with leftover chunks of chicken breast and my homemade pesto and Parm cheese and a salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
No dessert -- DH gave up "food" for Lent and I sort of gave up sweets (at least tea treat sweets!)

Martha
 
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Since I'm still somewhat under the weather, dinner was simple. Grilled American pork chop and oven baked sweet potato fries. Strawberries with a bit of whipped cream for dessert. First time all week I've like the taste of anything.

Now it looks like DH may be coming down with this crud. YUK.


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Made beef vegetable soup, using up the rest of the pot roast.


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Being that it's lent, no meat for us on Friday's. In the beginning it's hard to remember, already had a ham sandwich for lunch Frown Tonight I'm going to make sauteed Pompano with roasted asparagus and rice pilaf.
 
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We always go to the Catholic Church on Fridays for the Lenten Fish fry. Of course, we invite a crowd over here for Lentinis (Lenten martinis) before we go to church. It's tradition!

And that's where we'll be tonight and that's what we'll have for dinner tonight -- fish, fries, baked potato, cole slaw, green beans (or corn), roll, spaghetti and church lady desserts (coffee or tea)

Martha
 
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We're having black eyed peas and cornbread. DH is under the weather but I hope he'll be up to eating some because they're one of his favorites.


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No more Lenten fasts for us - we're beyond the age anyway. Did you know that meatless Fridays and the promulgation of fish instead had to do with promoting the market for fish - a commercial enterprise. (Though I always thought that was a good thing since my father was a commercial fisherman.) And I never could figure out how going without meat and eating beautiful and delicious (and often expensive) seafood was some kind of a "sacrifice." We're having leftover beef vegetable soup and just made a pan of corn bread.


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Seaborne -- possibly where you're from. Not where we are at -- the only "fish" is catfish and crawdads! Neither are my favorite!

In school, we had fish sticks or mac and cheese on Fridays. I think it's interesting that the Cath olics could influence whole school districts -- but they did -- we had no meat choice on Fridays!

Martha
 
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Since DH gave up food for Lent, we had slow roasted country style ribs with BBQ sauce, a baked sweet potato (no butter for me!) and a salad made from fresh Kale, four lonesome Brussels sprouts in the fridge (thank heaven they're not gone), some dried cranberries and some toasted pecans all tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (really good aged "forever" balsamic), salt and pepper. No dessert Frown but I did make 5 dozen cupcakes for church treats tomorrow.

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Pretty substantial menu for "giving up food" for Lent, Martha.

We had chicken breasts (or rather, we each had half of one), a half cup of leftover mashed potatoes for DH, and some mixed veggies. No dessert - fruit later for both of us.

As to seafood choices during Lent, I guess seasonal fish is problematic in certain regions. But I like whatever fish is available - no matter what region - love grouper - and wouldn't mind fried catfish either. We're not big meat eaters anyway - so giving up meat is no sacrifice anyway.

As to the Catholics having such influence on school menus - perhaps, also because fish is plentiful and cheaper during Lent because of the greater demand. I'm not religious anyway - so it doesn't affect me, one way or the other. I love fish and seafood and eat it whenever I want - but usually buy what is seasonal and on sale.


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I made a new to us chicken recipe- chicken breasts sprinkled with dry good seasons dressing, with cream of chicken soup and cubed cream cheese cooked in the crockpot. Served over mashed potatoes with steamed broccoli. DH announced that the recipe is a keeper.
 
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Shrimp sauce piquante
spring salad

We were going to have avocado with the salad but the package of five organic Mexican avocadoes (all of the avocadoes at the store were from Mexico-no choice there) which felt just right were hard to cut in half and dark in the center. I cut three of the five and just tossed the other two.
 
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We had stir fry for dinner. A mix of fresh and frozen vegetables with leftover pork from last night. Served with rice.

Martha
 
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Originally posted by Lurah:

So we are vacationing at home. DH sleeps in, I go to work late morning. He lounges all day and watches movies and is making progress on a computer transfer project.

So, decided we will dine out every night instead of traveling. Making lemonade out of lemons here and it's just as fun as any other vacation.

Hello Lurah,
One of our favorite vacations was one we took at home a long time ago. Like you we ate out for lunch and dinner. There was hole in the wall Mexican counter where we got our lunch, then dressed to go out to a fancier restaurant for dinner later in the evening. We also went to all the attractions in and around our city and Los Angeles. We had the best time, we got to do what we wanted and best of all we talked with each other and listened to music without being rushed or crowded.


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Lurah/Peppermint Patty - unfortunately so many times we forget the sights close to home -- always going away to sightsee! Good for you!

Martha
 
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Dinner tonight was chicken fajitas and spanish rice with a small salad (for me, DH puts his on the fajitas!)

Martha
 
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DH just yesterday returned to work from vacation days. So my "vacation" ends tonight.
In the meantime, our dining out options included our favorite pizzeria twice, seafood, a newly opened Oriental place, favorite family diner, tenderloin shop and hors d'oeuvres for supper because they were leftover from an event I hosted.
 
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Lurah/Peppermint Patty - unfortunately so many times we forget the sights close to home -- always going away to sightsee! Good for you!

Martha


DH and I are firm believers in being a "tourist" in your own state. Unless you are from a very small state, you can't have seen it all! We were all over CO when we lived there, as much of MA as possible(and New England in general) while there, and now we go all over the Southwest. It's fun, cheap to do, and you can sleep in your own bed if you choose!

Tonight it is green-chile cheeseburgers take out from a diner. They make potato chips to order. Sooooo good!
 
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Jun Collector -- that sounds so good!

Tonight we had Thai lettuce wraps. A lot of flavor for little calories!

Martha
 
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Costco roasted chicken, spinach salad, and whole grain crusty bread.


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I haven't cooked much good this month what with both of us catching what the grandsons' had. blech

Yesterday I had to cook a pound of ground beef. DH requested it with rice and maybe chili powder... So I took my hamburger and rice dish with thyme and made it with chili powder, cumin, and cilantro. He said he liked it better than the original dish.
 
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70 degrees yesterday -- snow and sleet on the prairie today. Ham and beans with rosemary and Irish soda bread.

Martha
 
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Finally broke down and cooked a meal, such as it was. Grilled pork chop, roasted veggies and some potato salad from Publix.


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I miss St. Paul's Lenten programs and lunches. Back in the day when I worked at the State Capital during session everyone went over at mid day.

Yesterday was so cold wet and awful I felt like making soup but couldn't decide on what kind. I found a recipe for Russian Root Vegetable soup, changed it up and bit and it came out really good. I had some rutabagas, turnip roots and other items I needed to use up so I roasted them off, with some onion and red sweet potatoes and regular potatoes. Then for the spinach I added some frozen spinach plus left over turnip greens and collards. (Variation on a "soup" StepD2 makes on Friday - everything in the pot. Pretty gross sounding to me, but she is not an adventurous cook so her leftovers tend to be plain meat and potatoes.) I added a can of chopped tomatoes plus I browned some smoked sausage and served with corn muffins. With all the variations and no Dill as called for in the recipe, it was pretty good.

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Put my corned beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage in the slow cooker early this morning. I can hardly wait until tonight.

Happy St. Patrick!'s Day, everyone! (Didn't you know everybody's Irish on March 17?)
 
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I can do the potatoes, carrots and cabbage, not so much on the corned beef. Perhaps a pot roast tonight.


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My corned beef is simmering on the stove -- the house smells wonderful!

Martha
 
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Charming -- why not a shepherds pie? lamb or beef, vegetables all topped with mashed potatoes and perhaps a bit of cheese and browned.

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That sounds good. I think with steamed cabbage on the side we have a winner.

My service club meets at a local hotel and every year for our March meeting they serve corned beef and cabbage. I will eat the salad and desert and take the rest home to DH. Even worse - November is always turkey and dressing.


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We had a Rueben the other day, oh my! Once a year, what a treat!
 
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