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  1. #1
    Lin Guest

    Default Dinner Tonight - 3/21

    Last week I had roasted a small turkey and have gotten pretty good
    mileage out of it. What was left was an incredible stock, one drumstick
    and a thighbone, so I have those simmering now. Added some chopped
    fire-roasted tomatoes (about 3/4 c.), 1 can of white beans and 1 can of
    garbanzos (liquid drained away). Something still seemed a bit lacking.
    Even though the stock was spicy from crushed red pepper, I felt it
    needed more heat so I added a can of the Ortega chopped jalapenos -- hot
    blend. Now it's getting better, but it still needed one more thing ...
    so I added some chopped chard that I had to use soon and a little
    chopped uncooked bacon for a slightly smoky flavor. Now we're cookin'!

    I went to the farmers market today and picked up a loaf of Jalapeno and
    Jack Cheese Bread (amazing stuff!) to have with dinner tonight.

    It turned a bit cold and damp on us today so this will be perfect.

    Also at the market I purchased some rye berries. I've never cooked with
    or used rye berries and the vendor said they can be soaked and cooked
    similar to wheat berries and served as a side dish. I purchased them for
    the novelty and I know Bob will be trying to figure out what to do with
    them. Does anyone have favorite uses for rye berries?

    --Lin

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    [email protected] Guest

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    Shrimp in a sweet-hot sauce over rice and mai fun sticks -- steamed
    asparagus with avocado dressing ( cleaning out the fridge) -- dessert
    was a brownie pudding cake.

  3. #3
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Re: Dinner Tonight - 3/21

    On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:47:15 -0700, Lin <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Last week I had roasted a small turkey and have gotten pretty good
    >mileage out of it. What was left was an incredible stock, one drumstick
    >and a thighbone, so I have those simmering now. Added some chopped


    Your dinner sounds good! We had a 30-minute meal tonight because I got
    back from the store after six... Parmesan chicken breasts, country
    blend frozen vegetables (corn, green beans, carrot slices) with fresh
    lime juice, and Yukon gold instant potatoes. I don't usually use the
    instant stuff but I didn't have time to make the real thing and I
    wanted to try them. They turned out much nicer than the other flavours
    we've tried so I wouldn't mind having them again some time.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Dinner Tonight - 3/21

    Lin wrote:

    > Last week I had roasted a small turkey and have gotten pretty good mileage
    > out of it. What was left was an incredible stock, one drumstick and a
    > thighbone, so I have those simmering now. Added some chopped fire-roasted
    > tomatoes (about 3/4 c.), 1 can of white beans and 1 can of garbanzos
    > (liquid drained away). Something still seemed a bit lacking. Even though
    > the stock was spicy from crushed red pepper, I felt it needed more heat so
    > I added a can of the Ortega chopped jalapenos -- hot blend. Now it's
    > getting better, but it still needed one more thing ... so I added some
    > chopped chard that I had to use soon and a little chopped uncooked bacon
    > for a slightly smoky flavor. Now we're cookin'!
    >
    > I went to the farmers market today and picked up a loaf of Jalapeno and
    > Jack Cheese Bread (amazing stuff!) to have with dinner tonight.
    >
    > It turned a bit cold and damp on us today so this will be perfect.


    Perfect it was. I think I'd classify it as an impromptu caldo. It was quite
    hearty and full-flavored.



    > Also at the market I purchased some rye berries. I've never cooked with or
    > used rye berries and the vendor said they can be soaked and cooked similar
    > to wheat berries and served as a side dish. I purchased them for the
    > novelty and I know Bob will be trying to figure out what to do with them.
    > Does anyone have favorite uses for rye berries?


    She bought a *lot* of rye berries. I'd thought about soaking them and adding
    them to bread dough, but if I only add half a cup of rye berries per batch
    of dough, it'll take a year to use them up!

    Bob


  5. #5
    Lin Guest

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    Bob Terwilliger wrote:

    > Perfect it was. I think I'd classify it as an impromptu caldo. It was quite
    > hearty and full-flavored.


    Ah, yes! Caldo Linda. ;-)

    I knew there was something familiar about the concoction. Sort of
    reminds me of the caldo we had Thomas Keller's "ad hoc".

    Glad you enjoyed it, sweetheart!

    --Lin

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    l, not -l Guest

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    Garden salad with blue cheese dressing. White bean (great northern) and
    kale soup; southern, skillet cornbread (no sugar). Shasta Diet Grapefruit
    soda.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    Smoked pork butt, pulled with home made barbecue sauce on whole wheat
    hamburger buns, coleslaw, and baked beans. Sliced onion and dill pickle
    chips on the side.

    I used my new bullet smoker and I'm very, proud of the results.
    --
    Janet Wilder
    way-the-heck-south Texas
    spelling doesn't count
    but cooking does

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    Mickey Zalusky Guest

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    Salmon fillet with balsamic, orange juice/honey reduction. Magic Pan
    salad (lettuce, mandarin oranges, thinly sliced mushroom, green onions
    toasted almonds with a tarragon sweet/sour dressing) and steamed
    broccoli. Angel food cake topped with macerated strawberries and frozen
    yogurt.
    -Mickey

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Dinner Tonight - 3/21

    On Sun 22 Mar 2009 12:02:15a, Mickey Zalusky told us...

    > Salmon fillet with balsamic, orange juice/honey reduction. Magic Pan
    > salad (lettuce, mandarin oranges, thinly sliced mushroom, green onions
    > toasted almonds with a tarragon sweet/sour dressing) and steamed
    > broccoli. Angel food cake topped with macerated strawberries and frozen
    > yogurt.
    > -Mickey
    >


    Sounds delicious!

    David's son was here to help with yard work, so we had a very casual meal.
    I was puttering in the kitchen much of the day (I don't do yards), doing my
    semi-annual complete scrub-out of the fridge. In between I made a macaroni
    and vegetable salad, burger patties made from "meatloaf mix" of beef, pork,
    and veal coated in one of my barbeque rub recipes and served on very fresh
    bakery hamburger buns, Bush's Boston Style Baked Beans with the addition of
    crisp-fried onion and crisp-fried bacon, and potato chips. I baked a batch
    of gingersnaps that we had with French vanilla ice cream. We all ended up
    fat, dumb, and happy. David and son also ended up with sunburns. :-)

    Tomorrow night will be a slightly healthier meal of grilled tilapia, oven-
    roasted cauliflower florets with garlidc and herbs, and a head lettuce
    salad with chunky blue cheese dressing made with greek yogurt. We'll
    probably finish off the gingersnaps for dessert.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright

    "One man's meat is another man's poison"
    - Oswald Dykes, English writer, 1709.

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Dinner Tonight - 3/21

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Mickey Zalusky <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Salmon fillet with balsamic, orange juice/honey reduction. Magic Pan
    > salad (lettuce, mandarin oranges, thinly sliced mushroom, green onions
    > toasted almonds with a tarragon sweet/sour dressing) and steamed
    > broccoli. Angel food cake topped with macerated strawberries and frozen
    > yogurt.
    > -Mickey


    Very "zone diet". Sounds delicious!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 21:24:29 -0500, Janet Wilder wrote:

    > Smoked pork butt, pulled with home made barbecue sauce on whole wheat
    > hamburger buns, coleslaw, and baked beans. Sliced onion and dill pickle
    > chips on the side.
    >
    > I used my new bullet smoker and I'm very, proud of the results.


    yay, janet! i hope you have many happy meals together.

    your pal,
    blake

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    Becca Guest

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    l, not -l wrote:
    > Garden salad with blue cheese dressing. White bean (great northern) and
    > kale soup; southern, skillet cornbread (no sugar). Shasta Diet Grapefruit
    > soda.
    >



    Shasta makes a diet grapefruit soda? I'm on my way to the store.... :-P


    Becca

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Becca" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > l, not -l wrote:
    >> Garden salad with blue cheese dressing. White bean (great northern) and
    >> kale soup; southern, skillet cornbread (no sugar). Shasta Diet
    >> Grapefruit
    >> soda.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Shasta makes a diet grapefruit soda? I'm on my way to the store.... :-P
    >
    >
    > Becca


    What about Fresca?



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    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Dinner Tonight - 3/21

    blake murphy wrote:
    > On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 21:24:29 -0500, Janet Wilder wrote:
    >
    >> Smoked pork butt, pulled with home made barbecue sauce on whole wheat
    >> hamburger buns, coleslaw, and baked beans. Sliced onion and dill pickle
    >> chips on the side.
    >>
    >> I used my new bullet smoker and I'm very, proud of the results.

    >
    > yay, janet! i hope you have many happy meals together.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake


    Thank you, Blake. I appreciate that.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    way-the-heck-south Texas
    spelling doesn't count
    but cooking does

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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    Becca wrote:
    > l, not -l wrote:
    >> Garden salad with blue cheese dressing. White bean (great northern) and
    >> kale soup; southern, skillet cornbread (no sugar). Shasta Diet
    >> Grapefruit
    >> soda.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Shasta makes a diet grapefruit soda? I'm on my way to the store.... :-P


    It's yummy!
    --
    Janet Wilder
    way-the-heck-south Texas
    spelling doesn't count
    but cooking does

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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    brooklyn1 wrote:
    > "Becca" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> l, not -l wrote:
    >>> Garden salad with blue cheese dressing. White bean (great northern) and
    >>> kale soup; southern, skillet cornbread (no sugar). Shasta Diet
    >>> Grapefruit
    >>> soda.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Shasta makes a diet grapefruit soda? I'm on my way to the store.... :-P
    >>
    >>
    >> Becca

    >
    > What about Fresca?
    >
    >

    Not quite the same. The Shasta is more grapefruity.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    way-the-heck-south Texas
    spelling doesn't count
    but cooking does

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    l, not -l Guest

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    On 22-Mar-2009, Janet Wilder <[email protected]> wrote:

    > >> Shasta makes a diet grapefruit soda? I'm on my way to the store....
    > >> :-P
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Becca

    > >
    > > What about Fresca?
    > >
    > >

    > Not quite the same. The Shasta is more grapefruity.
    >
    > --


    I agree; while I will drink Fresca and Diet Squirt, neither are quite as
    tasty to me as Shasta's. Shasta is also quite inexpensive when compared to
    the others; less than half the price, IIRC.

    None of the nearby stores carry it (STL suburb), though they do carry other
    Shasta flavors. I used to stop at a store on my way home from work to get
    it (16 miles from home); now, that I am retired, I periodically make a
    Shasta run and visit old workmates. Given the state of the economy and the
    number of layoffs, I may soon be making the trip just for the Shasta Diet
    Grapefruit<sigh>.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

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    Becca Guest

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    brooklyn1 wrote:
    > "Becca" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> l, not -l wrote:
    >>
    >>> Garden salad with blue cheese dressing. White bean (great northern) and
    >>> kale soup; southern, skillet cornbread (no sugar). Shasta Diet
    >>> Grapefruit
    >>> soda.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Shasta makes a diet grapefruit soda? I'm on my way to the store.... :-P
    >>
    >>
    >> Becca
    >>

    >
    > What about Fresca?



    Fresca, it has been a long time since I've had one, thanks for
    mentioning it.


    Becca

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Becca" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > brooklyn1 wrote:
    >> "Becca" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> l, not -l wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Garden salad with blue cheese dressing. White bean (great northern)
    >>>> and
    >>>> kale soup; southern, skillet cornbread (no sugar). Shasta Diet
    >>>> Grapefruit
    >>>> soda.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Shasta makes a diet grapefruit soda? I'm on my way to the store....
    >>> :-P
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Becca
    >>>

    >>
    >> What about Fresca?

    >
    >
    > Fresca, it has been a long time since I've had one, thanks for mentioning
    > it.
    >
    >

    Fresca makes flavors now, cherry fresca is good, so is peach fresca.
    Fresca is one of my favorite Crystal Palace mixers.



  20. #20
    Janet Wilder Guest

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    Becca wrote:

    > Fresca, it has been a long time since I've had one, thanks for
    > mentioning it.
    >
    >


    Our local HEB had a sale on 2 liter bottles of Coke products this week.
    Buy 4 and with an in-store coupon get 1 free. We got 5 bottles of Diet
    Coke and 5 bottles of Fresca. We've been enjoying the Fresca. DH had
    some with a bit of gin and a slice of lime the other day at happy hour.


    --
    Janet Wilder
    way-the-heck-south Texas
    spelling doesn't count
    but cooking does

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