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Hot beef sandwiches from planned over roast.
Since the pannini grill was out and I had artisan French bread loaf, I grilled the sandwiches. Next time I'm going to do the same and add some grilled onions to the sandwich.
Made Nettiejays Peach Treat with on hand raspberries, blueberries and a small finely chopped Fuji apple. It is delicious.

Premade Shepherd's Pie as long as I was making mashed potatoes tonight. I added nutmeg and Gruyere cheese to that portion. For the underlying meat sauce layer used leftover beef gravy, some gazpacho, celery, onion, roasted carrots - probably bake off tomorrow for dinner.

I was in a food fixing mood today as I also made some Anginetti (lemon drop cookies.)
 
Posts: 2641 | Location: Midwest | Registered: Nov 29, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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dad brings home seconds from the fruit market and he had a bowl of cut up carrots and celery so I chopped an onion and put a small roast in the crock with the cut ups. so I made a form of shepards pie with mashed pots with it.


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Leftovers -- the other half of the ribs, rosemary roasted potatoes and coleslaw. A busy day cleaning house and washing windows. I needed an easy dinner! No dessert -- we're trying to be good!

Martha
 
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It was an Oktoberfest kind of night -- in Germany, Oktoberfest after all is in September! brats on the grill and German potato salad -- the cold kind!

Martha
 
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Following up on my German heritage, tonight I'm going to make spareribs and sauerkraut with mashed potatoes. Earlier posts had me longing for them!
 
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SR -- that's one of my favorite fall/winter dinners -- and you have to have mashed potatoes!

Martha
 
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SR -- that's one of my favorite fall/winter dinners -- and you have to have mashed potatoes!

Martha


Martha, what's your recipe?
 
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Not a real recipe, salt and pepper the ribs, sauerkraut in the pan and cook slowly for a long time. The meat juices get into the sauerkraut and make it really good. Then you put your mashed potatoes on the plate, flatten them out, and put the sauerkraut on top. Then you eat the ribs with them. My Mom also did it with a pork roast.

Martha
 
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Pork, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes is my VERY favorite meal!!!! I use either boneless pork chops or a pork tenderloin....no bones to deal with! Now I am so hungry!!!
 
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Chopstick Tuna Casserole, a favorite from my childhood days that Mom fixed occasionally.
A BLT salad with Romaine and homemade ranch dressing, French baguette with herbed butter and lemon drop cookies.
 
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1770 House meatloaf (via Ina Garten) (my favorite meat loaf recipe -- no tomato/ketchup!), acorn squash fingers roasted with a sprinkle of curry and "hash brown" casserole (with spaghetti squash instead of potatoes -- very good!) Oh and fruit with cannoli cream for dessert.

I did treats for church today (chocolate sheet cake, a butter pound cake, miniature doughnut muffins and strawberries) and so we had our "sweets" after church! (You can never eat just ONE muffin! -- they're muffin poppers!)

Martha
 
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I've just about got all the beef roast planned overs crossed off my list. Tonight had beef salad sandwiches, tomorrow I think beef pot pies to use it all up. KYIS thanks for posting your suggested recipe, I'm glad to have it in the files.

I didn't know it but Wed night my DH went out after a meeting at the neighborhood Mexican grill, the next day at lunch and Thurs night for supper at home he had Nachos all three times! Then last night out with friends I said "you pick the restaurant" and they suggested the neighborhood Mexican grill so we are definely all nachoed out for the week, altho DH had enchiladas, I always love the nachos there. This time I requested rice instead of beans to switch it up some.

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I've never had kraut and mashed potatoes at the same time! That's on my to try list.

We've been on vacation. Only one memorable meal in eight days...Chinese in Cedaredge Colorado. Husband kept picking buffets and such when all I wanted was one piece of fried chicken and some fried okra. I'm not paying $12-15 for something I could eat for $5-6. I ate way too many hamburgers without bread. Frown

I did carry microwavable soups which we ate twice...as well as some snack foods, cheese crackers, etc.
 
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Martha I was surprised to see your post about meatloaf with ketchup/ tomato. I've never made a meatloaf with either. Is it common to use that?
 
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I'm so glad I found this thread. Yay, I need recipes, I'm so bored of mine. I never know what to make for dinner anymore. Do you guys post what your having for dinner every month??
 
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Sherry -- never kraut and mashed potatoes at the same time -- you are missing a treat! Creamy real mashed potatoes and slow cooked kraut with pork on TOP -- it has to be on top -- flatten out your potatoes and then spread a layer of kraut on top and eat it that way -- yum!!!!

Metwo -- here on the prairie, meatloaf is usually cooked with ketchup spread on top and sometimes people make a "tomato" gravy to serve with -- I think the drippings with a can of pureed tomatoes (or perhaps a small can of sauce) and then thickened like gravy.

Lilsophie -- yes, we do -- it's fun seeing what others are fixing and sometimes we post recipes, if we're asked, but I've often made something because someone else has had it and it sounded good!

Martha
 
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Hey, I made Gumbo today!! And, I must say that I think it was one of the best dishes I've ever made. Nothing fancy, just chicken and andouille gumbo using Tony Cachere's seasonings. Served over white rice with a dollop of southern style potato salad. I've never had the potato salad before but read about it and thought, what the heck. It was fabulous!! And the potato salad was from Publix!


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Posts: 6229 | Location: Northwest Florida | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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A dinner that was as tasty as it was colorful -- Husband Jim grilled a steak and we topped it with tarragon butter (think "instant" Bernaise), green, yellow and dark red cherry tomatoes with salt, pepper and a really good Balsamic, and butternut squash puree with ginger.

Martha

 
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Diet food, Losing slowly but losing.
 
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Fresh apple crisp is cooling on the counter and simmering on the stovetop is Sausage & Lentil Soup using Carrabba's recipe. Mmmm good. With crusty bread from the bread store to slather with butter or dip in EVOO sprinkled with parmesan & cracked black pepper.
 
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Oh my, Lurah. That sounds wonderful!!!

I didn't want to cook tonight, so we went to a local Italian place that has been open a few months but we hadn't been there. Mine was a chicken/spinach/wine/cream sauce dish and was very good. DH had lobster and shrimp ravioli and he said it was pretty good. Both were far richer than anything I ever fix at home.


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Hey, I made Gumbo today!! And, I must say that I think it was one of the best dishes I've ever made. Nothing fancy, just chicken and andouille gumbo using Tony Cachere's seasonings. Served over white rice with a dollop of southern style potato salad. I've never had the potato salad before but read about it and thought, what the heck. It was fabulous!! And the potato salad was from Publix!


Publix has some pretty good potato salads, and a variety too! Ours has a great bakery and they make good breads as well. I think Publix might be one of the best "non-specialty" supermarkets around.
 
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We had breakfast burritos last night...mine was without the tortilla though...just scrambled eggs with cheese and Pace picante poured over. VERY GOOD. (I ate a rather large spinach salad for lunch.)

I've always served gumbo over rice. I've heard about serving it over a boiled egg or a sweet potato, but never potato salad. That's different. I may offer it next time in addition to the rice...because if I don't have rice there would most likely be an uprising in the house. Wink DH's dad was a rice farmer. They ate rice like my family ate potatoes or noodles. They very seldom had pasta/noodles of any sort.
 
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Sherry, I thought the potato salad would be weird too, but I loved it. First time around, I had rice and a dollop of salad. Next day, I just had the potato salad with it. Still have a bit in the frig, so that may be my lunch to day with the rice.


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It was a cooking day! I fixed a pasta salad for 100 for the Naturalization Ceremony at our Fort Scott National Historic Site (we feed the new citizens before they head back home), then I had company for a cream tea so made scones, then . . . I fixed dinner -- meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. A real comfort meal for one very tired person (me)! And, unfortunately, there was LOADS of dishes mostly pots and pans! Sigh!

Martha
 
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I haven't cooked anything but "new" cast iron today. Wink I put three pieces of CI in the oven and set it for self-cleaning before leaving for work. After work, I got everything out and cleaned the oven, then scoured the CI with steel wool. Final step, I greased it inside and out, then put it back in the oven at 250 for about three hours.
 
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Made corned beef with potatoes, carrots, and onions in the new crockpot.

For eons, a corned beef wouldn't be cooked through after 10 hours on high in the crockpot and I would always "finish" it in the pressure cooker. And, that's why I rarely fixed it.

But, got a new crockpot (Crockpot brand, simple, manual--not fancy or programmable).

After 10 hours on high, the corned beef was cooked to perfection. Here all these years, it was just my crockpot slowly dying. Who knew?
 
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I made BBQ Chicken Pizza.
Pizza crust, bbq sauce, mozzarella, chicken, red onion, and cilantro, YUM

Linderhoff, that meal you made looks so yummy Smile

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Oh, that BBQ pizza sounds wonderful too!!


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It was a cooking day! I fixed a pasta salad for 100 for the Naturalization Ceremony at our Fort Scott National Historic Site (we feed the new citizens before they head back home. Martha


Praises & hugs to you Linderhof for all you do.
I want you to know how appreciative I am for your volunteer service to provide refreshments/meal to follow the naturalization ceremony.
As sponsors we escorted our east Euro immigrant couple & 2 children to their swearing in that was 2 1/2 hours from home. Afterwards a women's DAR group of volunteers served the nicest homemade cookie and punch reception. I was so surprised and pleased as I know the employees at a federal courthouse would never lift a finger to do something like that. I also tucked a nice monetary contribution in an apron pocket (pretty paper products and decorations aren't free.) There was a huge group of new citizens that day, the courtroom was packed. Realizing that the same group of volunteers always did this could be a big obligation besides their other community work.

We went out for a lovely celebratory dinner afterwards! Then I submitted an article announcement and photo to the local paper. Unbeknownst to me, the wife put a very personal thank you to us in the same edition that was a tear jerker!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
 
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Thank you Lurah -- our National Historic Site is a great venue for this event. A restored 1842 fort. They "convene" the court right there on the parade grounds and it is probably the same ceremony that you witnessed.

I belong to a group called Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site -- a 501 (3)(C) group that supports the fort in things that they cannot do -- like this luncheon. It is the third year that we've done it -- the court likes to come here for the ceremony and I assume that it will continue to be an annual event.

And besides the salad (which I now call Naturalization Salad), I helped served and clean up.

It's a pleasure for me to do that.

Again, thank you.

Martha
 
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DH requested our brunch favorite so today it was Mexican Cheese Souffle with extra dash of Tabasco. Served with maple sausage links and pate brisee tartlets filled with fresh strawberry jam a nice combination we enjoyed.
 
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Surprise! I cooked this morning! Big Grin Husband left yesterday to visit family and attend a reunion lunch today where he grew up...Bay City Texas (not Baytown).

Between cleaning and vacuuming (not through yet), I whipped up a batch of English muffins. For lunch I had one of those still warm with a fried egg. Delicious! (Spinach salad for supper.)
 
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Shock, shock!! I'm making stuffed peppers, baked potatoes and green beans for dinner tonight. Probably DH's favorite meal which he doesn't get often because I'm not a fan of stuffed peppers. Won't he be surprised?


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Ham and apples with a glaze (in the crockpot) and "egg pucks." Good for tonight and tomorrow.

The puck recipe tasted OK, but too much work to repeat. Used a hash round in the bottom of a miniature muffin tin, then cheese, bacon, and egg/milk mix poured over top. Baked at 425 for about 10 minutes.

The ham is already cooked, so really it's just flavoring it with apples and the glaze right now. Glaze is simple: brown sugar, dry mustard, butter.
 
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Made a simple Spanish tortilla, it was pretty good!
 
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I made 55 pounds of ham yesterday for our church potluck today. And a cranberry pineapple jello salad and a corn salad.

Dinner tonight will be leftover ham and the salads. IF I can eat . . . had a lot for lunch at church!

Martha
 
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Oooooh! Ham!! I can smell it clear down here. Wink I looked in the freezer for leftover ham but didn't have any. Frown I was going to cook up a pot of lima beans with ham.

Instead I made roasted tomato soup. It was good! I roasted tomatoes, onion, and garlic...drizzled with olive oil in the oven. Got it out, poured some vegetable broth in, seasoned with salt, pepper, oregano, basil and whirred it with my stick blender. Drizzled a couple of slices of homemade bread (round loaf) with olive oil, then toasted in a skillet. Ladled soup in the bowl, topped with bread that was sprinkled with bleu cheese and some olive bruschetta.

Good enough to make a possum hug a hound! Let me tell ya!
 
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FFG, I watched a Cajun food program on PBS...our station is out of Louisiana. It was about the people and the food that they cook. One woman said that her mother would poach eggs in the gumbo to make it stretch...if unexpected company came...or groceries were just short that week...she added the poached eggs.

So that made me wonder if that's way there's such a variance in what I've heard of serving with gumbo...rice, sweet potato, boiled egg and now poached egg and potato salad.

I think it was the same lady who said that since they did not live in the rice growing area of the state that they never had rice with their gumbo.

I just thought it was interesting.
 
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55 pounds of ham

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Tonight was a chicken breast (boring), but! the medley of roasted vegetables was very good... broccoli, brussel sprouts, onion and loads of garlic; olive oil, s/p.
 
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We have family company and met more family for Chinese. After eating about a third of mine, I realized that I was full enough. LEFTOVERS! I'm happy! Big Grin
 
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