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What's for Dinner?

I'm lazy and having Beecher's World's Best Mac and Cheese (image below), a salad and Talenti Raspberry Sorbetto later.

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by Anonymousreply 301May 18, 2024 3:26 AM

Ham, yams and broccoli.

It's cold here!

by Anonymousreply 1April 18, 2024 10:03 PM

BBQ ribs, fries and coleslaw at the parent/step-parent’s

by Anonymousreply 2April 18, 2024 10:04 PM

Spicy California roll and a cabbage/cashew salad with Sesame Ginger dressing.

by Anonymousreply 3April 18, 2024 10:09 PM

chicken wings with brown rice and black beans. chocolate cake with cherries.

by Anonymousreply 4April 18, 2024 10:12 PM

Is it really 49 degrees in NY?

by Anonymousreply 5April 18, 2024 10:16 PM

A question with no answer.

by Anonymousreply 6April 18, 2024 10:29 PM

What's dinner?

by Anonymousreply 7April 18, 2024 10:30 PM

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. 12 cloves of garlic (yes, I LOVE garlic!), red pepper flakes, fresh parsley, angel hair pasta, shaved fresh parmesan, a few lemon squeezes, and diced artichoke hearts.

Left 30 mins ago to pick up my sister. Just returned, opened the front door, and BOOM! the house smells amazing.

Chilling the pinot grigio as I type.

by Anonymousreply 8April 18, 2024 10:35 PM

Banhez, with French Fries (homemade catsup-mayo blend)

by Anonymousreply 9April 18, 2024 10:42 PM

2 frozen spring rolls from Dollar Tree, a hunk of cheese and some chips.

by Anonymousreply 10April 18, 2024 10:51 PM

I need inspiration

by Anonymousreply 11April 18, 2024 10:58 PM

Chicken-chile enchiladas,, green salad with orange segments, TJ’s Calamansi Mango sorbet, sparkling water.

by Anonymousreply 12April 18, 2024 10:59 PM

I make this about once a month and LOVE IT.

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by Anonymousreply 13April 18, 2024 11:01 PM

Fish n chips. I made tartar sauce last night. The other night I had nearly over-ripe tomatoes diced and marinating in a bowel with smashed garlic, olive oil, a little red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and a pinch of basil. Later I removed the garlic and tossed with hot spaghetti. It was delicious.

by Anonymousreply 14April 18, 2024 11:08 PM

Smoked salmon on a sesame seed bagel with cream cheese and butter.

by Anonymousreply 15April 18, 2024 11:13 PM

Five Guys bacon cheeseburger.

by Anonymousreply 16April 18, 2024 11:15 PM

R5: 47 degrees here in Hell's Kitchen at dinnertime. Perfect weather for my Rice with Squid; I reserved and fried up a handful of squid for appetizer.


by Anonymousreply 17April 18, 2024 11:17 PM

Cock and ass.

by Anonymousreply 18April 18, 2024 11:18 PM

This thread should be titled “Thank God I Can Cook”, brought to you by:

[quote] 2 frozen spring rolls from Dollar Tree, a hunk of cheese and some chips.

by Anonymousreply 19April 19, 2024 1:06 AM

I made some barbecue chicken and had it with Cole slaw and potato salad.

by Anonymousreply 20April 19, 2024 1:10 AM

Smoked Salmon in the Traeger. Asparagus on the grill. Butter lettuce salad with tomatoes, red onion, Kalamata olives, croutons and then baked potatoes.

by Anonymousreply 21April 19, 2024 1:24 AM

R14 Oh dear. You marinate your tomatoes in a bowel. Were they good?

by Anonymousreply 22April 19, 2024 1:25 AM

Homemade Mac-n-Cheese, mixed salad, and a couple of slices of a fresh baguette - and a couple of glasses of wine, of course...

by Anonymousreply 23April 19, 2024 1:32 AM

Chicken Saltimbocca. Salad. Chocolate Ganache cake.

Did you know "saltimbocca" means "jump in your mouth"?

by Anonymousreply 24April 19, 2024 10:29 PM

Spiced steak

by Anonymousreply 25April 19, 2024 10:32 PM

Plate salad with mixed greens, bleu cheese, mandarin oranges, glazed pecans, chopped bacon, sliced olives, sliced tomatoes, mango chunks, French’s fried onion rings, artichoke hearts and cold sliced fried chicken breast tenders. And a Portuguese roll with President butter. No dessert as a result.

The yellow mangos are at their peak for flavor and a bargain, too, at 99 cents each.

by Anonymousreply 26April 19, 2024 10:44 PM

R22 it worked.

by Anonymousreply 27April 19, 2024 10:46 PM

Greg’s a Mexicano reverso

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by Anonymousreply 28April 19, 2024 10:49 PM

I had two Ballpark Franks with French's spicy brown mustard, and some cheap red wine (Gallo Paisono).

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by Anonymousreply 29April 19, 2024 10:53 PM

Beef goulash and some booze filled Swiss chocolate eggs.

by Anonymousreply 30April 19, 2024 11:06 PM

I had chopped half a ham into cubes and froze them in baggies around Easter. I'll thaw one of those out and add some macaroni salad from Kroger's and a chunk of garlic bread. I love a picnic!

by Anonymousreply 31April 19, 2024 11:17 PM

Just got in the house after spending a few hours gardening. We are going to pick up a load of mulch in the morning and wanted to get the garden beds cleaned out of old leaves and weeds.

Don’t feel like cooking now so took some roast turkey, cornbread dressing, and gravy out of the freezer and will heat it and serve it with a salad.

I often make entrees and freeze them in rectangular glass covered dishes for nights when cooking isn’t appealing and we don’t feel like going out.

by Anonymousreply 32April 19, 2024 11:30 PM

R32, Greg, I hope nothing's wrong. I remember that you have some illness in your family.

by Anonymousreply 33April 19, 2024 11:42 PM

Stopped by Mildred’s Fatburgers restaurant.

by Anonymousreply 34April 19, 2024 11:45 PM

R31, that sounds good. Great idea.

by Anonymousreply 35April 20, 2024 12:12 AM

Thanksgiving leftovers served right before Passover?

Now I’ve heard everything!

by Anonymousreply 36April 20, 2024 12:19 AM

Buttered popcorn and a protein smoothie.

by Anonymousreply 37April 20, 2024 1:02 AM

Was going to have leftover Chicken in Pestp Ranch sauce covered in Mozzarella well some sautéed spinach on the side, but it got to being late and I didn't want to consume that many calories (I limit myself to 2000/day to maintain my ideal weight of 150). So, wanting something hearty I opted to make a big bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon sprinkled on top and a protein shake.

by Anonymousreply 38April 20, 2024 1:13 AM

I'm baking a filet of salmon and I have left over vegetable fried rice. Easy and filling. Later I will have an apricot hamantaschen with tea.

by Anonymousreply 39April 20, 2024 1:24 AM

I spent most of my afternoon today making gallons of chicken stock. I freeze it by the quart and a batch usually lasts me a couple months.

Tonight I made myself a couple portions of simple chicken soup with a grilled cheese. Into some homemade stock goes a little leftover dark meat from last night’s dinner, a couple sliced carrots and rib of celery, some Manischewitz egg noodles, and lots of chopped fresh dill. 🥣🤗

by Anonymousreply 40April 20, 2024 1:30 AM

R39 I love hamantaschen.

by Anonymousreply 41April 20, 2024 4:32 AM

You can stir fry any frozen vegetable. Heat skillet, tablespoon of oil or so,dash salt, MSG (yes it’s not poisonous); pepper. I usually throw bag of veg overnight to thaw but you don’t have to. Add to hot skillet.and shake and stir til tender.

by Anonymousreply 42April 20, 2024 6:56 AM

Nicole’s snatch

by Anonymousreply 43April 20, 2024 7:06 AM

Aloo gobi- cauliflower and potato curry. It’s delicious and filling.

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by Anonymousreply 44April 20, 2024 7:09 AM

Another vote for hamantaschen, in my case prune. Has anyone here tried baking them from scratch?

Sorry, OP, I don't mean to highjack your thread.

by Anonymousreply 45April 20, 2024 7:23 AM

Live dung beetles and dirt.

by Anonymousreply 46April 20, 2024 12:16 PM

I picked up a rotisserie chicken when I went out to get the car washed earlier. I'm going to shred it up and make quesadillas for dinner tonight and chicken salad for tomorrow. There were Tim Tam cookies on the endcap at the supermarket so I picked up a package of those and that will be dessert I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 47April 20, 2024 8:08 PM

Oiji Mi

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by Anonymousreply 48April 20, 2024 9:32 PM


by Anonymousreply 49April 20, 2024 10:47 PM

Half of a leftover fried Frankenchicken breast, potato puffs, cabbage coleslaw and a CosmicCrisp apple with Town House crackers and cheddar cheese for desert.

I’ve rediscovered potato puffs.

by Anonymousreply 50April 21, 2024 12:12 AM

2 advil with a side of regret

by Anonymousreply 51April 21, 2024 12:33 AM

Naked taco salad with shrimp and steak, green salsa dressing.

by Anonymousreply 52April 21, 2024 12:35 AM

Grilled vegetables and brown rice.

by Anonymousreply 53April 21, 2024 12:36 AM

Two clove cigarettes and a Tab.

by Anonymousreply 54April 21, 2024 12:39 AM

Frozen butterfly shrimp, salad with carrots with carrots(should have shredded instead of sliced), and very soon pistachio gelato.

All eaten to the accompaniment of a loud neighbor who has yet to run out of minutes on her phone.

by Anonymousreply 55April 21, 2024 12:42 AM

I made pot roast.

by Anonymousreply 56April 21, 2024 12:51 AM

I had a mug of Tomato soup, along with a scoop of Tuna salad and crackers. Later, I had cookies, tea and snacks.

by Anonymousreply 57April 21, 2024 1:10 AM

[quote] Two clove cigarettes and a Tab.

You fat whore!

by Anonymousreply 58April 21, 2024 1:16 PM

Homemade chicken salad on a croissant from The Fresh Market. I find The Fresh Market's croissants to be the best grocery store croissants.

I've been using the Pioneer Woman's chicken salad recipe for years, it's really good, includes grapes. Although, I don't particularly like her.

Dessert will be a couple of mochi ice cream balls.

by Anonymousreply 59April 21, 2024 7:27 PM

I can’t cook anymore or not the last two nights. I tried making chicken Lo Mein and it was terrible. I took a taste, dumped it and poured another glass of wine. This afternoon I tried a low calorie chicken Alfredo but it had zero flavor. I poured another glass of wine.

by Anonymousreply 60April 21, 2024 7:43 PM

[quote]I had a mug of Tomato soup, along with a scoop of Tuna salad and crackers.

Did you eat at a diner, r57? I have never scooped a scoop of tuna salad in my life. And I serve soup in bowls, not mugs.

by Anonymousreply 61April 21, 2024 9:59 PM

I'm going to cook a frozen Tombstone supreme pizza.

by Anonymousreply 62April 21, 2024 10:07 PM

I eat soup in a soup mug. The handle makes it easier especially if I'm not sitting at the table to eat.

I wasn't feeling well a while back and heated up some Italian Wedding Soup and I knew I wouldn't want to keep getting up from my cocoon of warm blankets to get seconds, so I poured it into a 4-cup measuring cup. The size plus the handle on the measuring cup were ideal for my situation!

by Anonymousreply 63April 21, 2024 10:15 PM

So far, an Old Wisconsin Beef Stick with some cashews. I may have a baked sweet potato with a protein shake.

by Anonymousreply 64April 21, 2024 10:25 PM

Two Dominos pizzas cost me $40 in Orlando!! How much does pizza cost where you live?

by Anonymousreply 65April 21, 2024 10:26 PM

Dominos always has a 2 for $7.99 special ( one or two toppings, I don't remember). If you order regular menu price two specialty pizzas will be $40.

by Anonymousreply 66April 21, 2024 10:34 PM

Didn't it get cold, r63? (Assuming you didn't eat all four cups at once.)

by Anonymousreply 67April 21, 2024 10:57 PM

r67, well I didn't fill it up to the top, maybe halfway so 2 to 2 1/2 cups of soup in a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup. Plenty of room for oyster crackers and no splashing or spilling as there was plenty of room at the top. It was a great fix for sitting on the couch and not making a mess.

by Anonymousreply 68April 21, 2024 11:03 PM

Peanut butter with a tablespoon of strawberry fruit spread

by Anonymousreply 69April 21, 2024 11:07 PM

Portuguese seafood rice....sort of a cross between risotto and paella - came out really good - although I had too much wine.....I'm ready for bed. good night you cunts.

by Anonymousreply 70April 21, 2024 11:10 PM

Pork Tenderloin grilled out. rice, baby broccoli, and salad. All homemade. YUM!

by Anonymousreply 71April 21, 2024 11:10 PM

Leftover garlic chicken and broccoli I made last week. It wasn’t much and I’m still hungry. Might have PBJ on toast later.

by Anonymousreply 72April 21, 2024 11:23 PM

Leftover macaroni and cheese (actually shells) and 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate frosting.

by Anonymousreply 73April 21, 2024 11:52 PM

Homemade hamburgers with my special burger/ground meat spice rub, air fryer steak potato fries with Cajun seasoning, and a super-greens with tomatoes and multicolor mini bellpeppers.

A few hours ago I tore my right hamstring right after prepping dinner and have been in misery since.

My sister's making my plate to order as I type.

An irony because one of my outdoor juvenile kitties injured his right rear leg 2 days ago, so he's been inside since then. Now we both are limping.

by Anonymousreply 74April 22, 2024 1:45 AM

Cuban Chili ,my old recipe that I developed. I cut up 1 lb of thawed frozen yucca into 1-in squares and pan fry it like hash browns, I add a 1 lb package of mixed peppers and onions and saute till brown , brown 1lb of lean ground turkey and dump this insta pot with can of black beans,can of garbanzos,2 cans of whole tomatoes and one bottle of corona. Pressure cook for 20 minutes, allow pressure to drop on its own.

by Anonymousreply 75April 22, 2024 2:47 AM

I just sauteed some (shell-less) mussels with garlic and wine and roasted some mini potatoes in my air fryer. I added some pizza seasoning to the potatoes and they ended up specially delicious though they took a while to get the right amount of crispness.

by Anonymousreply 76April 22, 2024 3:23 AM

DiscoEldergayat60/R75, I've always been interested in trying yucca, but it's pricey where I live. What does it taste like?

by Anonymousreply 77April 22, 2024 7:47 AM

Shrimp scampi over linguini.

Black Raspberry Linzer Tart Cookies.

by Anonymousreply 78April 22, 2024 8:22 PM

Roasted Chicken, oven roasted vegetables (broccoli and carrots) and smashed redskin potatoes with garlic. Dessert will be tea and cookies.

by Anonymousreply 79April 22, 2024 8:42 PM

Cacio e Pepe, grilled chopped asparagus, Duckhorne merlot and a joint.

by Anonymousreply 80April 22, 2024 8:53 PM

That sounds delicious, R80.

Why do you chop the asparagus?

by Anonymousreply 81April 22, 2024 9:05 PM

Duckhorn is lovely.

by Anonymousreply 82April 22, 2024 9:07 PM

I am going to grill a spatchcocked chicken that I’ve had marinading today.

I’ll serve it with a large Caesar salad.

by Anonymousreply 83April 22, 2024 9:10 PM

Skirt steak roulade (Gruyere and fresh basil in the roll) + loaded baked potato. Marinated haricots vert.

by Anonymousreply 84April 22, 2024 9:11 PM

Iceberg wedge salad with tomatoes and cucumbers. I'm gonna throw some canned tuna on and top with ranch dressing. Got some canned British custard for dessert.

by Anonymousreply 85April 22, 2024 9:16 PM

[bold] CORRECTION [/bold] - R83


by Anonymousreply 86April 22, 2024 9:19 PM

[R81] I guess because my Mom always chopped it whenever she would serve it. The recipe is mixed with garlic and breadcrumbs so I guess it sticks to the chopped pieces better. I don’t mind whole spears though.

by Anonymousreply 87April 22, 2024 9:20 PM

Dear Pioneer Woman:

You're a big MAGA cunt with an annoying babygirl voice. But I grudgingly admit to liking your chicken salad. The grapes are a nice touch.

Respectfully, R59

PS - Your hubby is not as straight as you think he is.

by Anonymousreply 88April 22, 2024 9:24 PM

A baked potato and some guacamole. It’s cooooool here. That’s also all I have in the house.

by Anonymousreply 89April 22, 2024 9:37 PM

A virtuous salad.

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by Anonymousreply 91April 22, 2024 10:53 PM

Baked potato in my air fryer. Butter, sour cream and cheese powder that I use for my popcorn. Finished off with a bowl of Greek yogurt with honey, granola and blackberries. I was supposed to add nutritional yeast (upping my protein intake per my trainer) to the potato but I don’t like the taste of it.

by Anonymousreply 92April 23, 2024 12:23 AM

Greg will you share your marinade?

by Anonymousreply 93April 23, 2024 12:33 AM

Homemade pepperoni pizza and cheese pizza with fresh basil. Lovely green salad. And some WINE!!!

by Anonymousreply 94April 23, 2024 12:38 AM

I ordered in a square pizza pie topped with green peppers and onions.

by Anonymousreply 95April 23, 2024 12:46 AM

I’m in portion control. Palm-sized meals and intermittent fasting.

by Anonymousreply 96April 23, 2024 3:00 AM

Pot roast with root vegetables

by Anonymousreply 97April 23, 2024 3:06 AM

OP That Mac and Cheese looks insanely good. Tell this fatty about it.

by Anonymousreply 98April 23, 2024 3:13 AM

R38 I'd love to have your metabolism. I also love oatmeal. Smart dinner on a cold night.

by Anonymousreply 99April 23, 2024 3:18 AM

Cabbage soup

by Anonymousreply 100April 23, 2024 3:45 AM

r98, it really is insanely good, $12-14 depending on where you buy it. Best prepared in oven not microwave.

It is available at Publix, Target, Costco, The Fresh Market, Sprouts and Whole Foods.

The recipe is on their website and their "flagship" cheese (pricey) is also available for purchase. I did purchase the cheese years ago and made it myself and it was great but I'm just too lazy now and buy the frozen one. I find it to be well worth the price.

by Anonymousreply 101April 23, 2024 3:59 AM

I going to make a Reuben. I'm on a sandwich kick lately.

The retiree at the deli counter seemed put out by my asking for the corned beef to be "shaved". They offer shaved, very thin, thin, sandwich cut and dinner cut options. They shouldn't offer the "shaved" option if it's going to result in the customer getting side eye from the employee.

by Anonymousreply 102April 23, 2024 8:13 PM

Potstickers from Trader Joe's.

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by Anonymousreply 103April 23, 2024 8:56 PM

I’m making Israeli couscous with roasted vegetables and balsamic vinaigrette. I have it with grilled halloumi, and it’s so good! (I’ll also take leftovers to heat up at work.)

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by Anonymousreply 105April 23, 2024 8:58 PM

Turkey kielbasa and scrambled eggs. Only ate half of it; too salty.

by Anonymousreply 106April 23, 2024 10:05 PM

Looks delicious, R104! Two Fridays ago I used Israeli pearl couscous for the first time, in a fresh, bright Louisiana shrimp saute with multicolor mini-tomatoes and multicolor mini bell peppers and tons of shaved garlic.

Tonight I'm still nursing a torn hamstring and screechingly painful trigger finger (rt ring finger that I haven't been able to open/extend in 36 hrs), so cooking is not an option. So I DoorDashed canned tuna and a 4-pack of croissants from Albertsons, and made tuna salad. Letting the seasonings meld. Will have tuna on croissant with fresh tomato slice, low-sodium Lay's potato chips. In the mood for cabernet, or a Myers rum and Diet Pepsi.

by Anonymousreply 107April 23, 2024 10:24 PM

Spaghetti of course.

And no, I’m not Italian.

by Anonymousreply 108April 23, 2024 10:30 PM

Chili bean soup using bulk pork sausage

I added in fish sauce for some bass. I also browned my tomato paste because that’s what the internets told me to do. I also tried oven roasted garlic paste from a tube (should have stuck with minced fresh garlic).

I wanted to omit the Knorr chili spice packet to avoid over salting and salt wasn’t an issue. Instead, I went a little nuts with different pepper spices that increased the heat. Next time, I’ll measure out the chili, cumin, and cayenne pepper instead of pretending I know what a teaspoon/tablespoon measurement looks like.

by Anonymousreply 109April 23, 2024 10:38 PM

Cheese & crackers.

by Anonymousreply 110April 23, 2024 10:39 PM

What's "dinner"?

by Anonymousreply 111April 24, 2024 12:12 AM

I made crispy beef with walnuts last night and it was delicious. It looked just like the picture. Needs veg though.

by Anonymousreply 112April 24, 2024 12:30 AM

[quote]R66: Dominos always has a 2 for $7.99 special ( one or two toppings, I don't remember). If you order regular menu price two specialty pizzas will be $40.

It's one large for $7.99, but 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 for one topping, and 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 if you order online through the phone app. Otherwise, it costs like a specialty pizza.

When they dropped the three topping deal and went exclusively to the phone app, they lost my business. I don't own or use a cellphone.

by Anonymousreply 113April 24, 2024 12:42 AM

Just got back from a trip, so ate some "emergency rations." Had some black beans (Bush's canned) and some Tipperary brand Irish cheddar cheese. It's supposed to be extra sharp, but I don't think it is. Put some Tapatío hot sauce on the beans.

by Anonymousreply 114April 24, 2024 12:45 AM

Amy’s Pizza Squares, we’re FANCY! I even used the oven.

by Anonymousreply 115April 24, 2024 12:56 AM

Soup from the blood of sacrificed babies.

by Anonymousreply 116April 24, 2024 1:02 AM

R114 beans and hot sauce..yum..underrated classic

by Anonymousreply 117April 24, 2024 1:51 AM

Vegan Biryani, High5 black cherry infused seltzer, Cheez-its with cashew butter.

by Anonymousreply 118April 24, 2024 2:01 AM

Half a chicken burrito from a local hole in the wall. I’m trying to ignore the siren call of the other half in the fridge. It was so good.

by Anonymousreply 119April 24, 2024 2:12 AM

I'll be making Chef John's Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes. I just prepped it and will let it marinade for a couple of hours.

I've been making this for years. Delicious comfort food. I

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by Anonymousreply 120April 24, 2024 5:17 PM

I've eaten Lebanese food (restaurant) twice in the past few days. Now, I want to make tabbouleh. However, parsley is actually kind of expensive and I want to make a huge batch to have on hand for the week.

by Anonymousreply 121April 24, 2024 5:53 PM

*marinATE, I will let the chicken marinate not marinade.


by Anonymousreply 122April 24, 2024 7:02 PM

My lemon greek chicken and potatoes were delicious and I have enough for tomorrow ....and probably the next day too.

by Anonymousreply 123April 25, 2024 2:03 AM

Tuna salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato on a Miami onion roll with potato chips and a dill pickle, San Pellegrino Limonata seltzer and a cocoa champagne cookie.

by Anonymousreply 124April 25, 2024 2:11 AM

Has it yet been observed that OP types fat?

by Anonymousreply 125April 25, 2024 2:16 AM

Simosas from Trader Joe's, that's it...lazy night

by Anonymousreply 126April 25, 2024 2:19 AM

Basmati rice cooked with Madras curry and garnished with lime pickle and coriander chutney.

by Anonymousreply 127April 25, 2024 2:21 AM

R126 are in the same kitchen

by Anonymousreply 128April 25, 2024 2:28 AM

[quote] [R126] are in the same kitchen


In standard English?

by Anonymousreply 129April 25, 2024 12:52 PM

I had a huge lunch, not really hungry.

If I get hungry I'll have a toasted Thomas' plain mini bagel topped with a mini Wholly Guacamole single serve cup. This little "mini" combo makes me happy when I need something to tide me over.

by Anonymousreply 130April 25, 2024 9:46 PM

I just don't feel like cooking, but takeout/delivery has gotten so ridiculously pricey.

by Anonymousreply 131April 25, 2024 10:28 PM

Tonight I got a buffalo ranch chicken sandwich from Chili's. I'm sure it will be fine, but they really didn't follow through on the "fully dressed" part. It has a little bit of shredded lettuce and some kind of white sauce, which could be ranch, mayo, or cum.

by Anonymousreply 132April 25, 2024 11:30 PM

Pioneer Woman who? Tonight I’m tucking into some Chicken Salad Veronique!

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by Anonymousreply 133April 26, 2024 12:27 AM

Roast beef, baked potato and carrots.

by Anonymousreply 134April 26, 2024 12:32 AM

A salad bowl from Roots. I didn't like it as much as I hoped I would. The beets were undercooked. The pesto vinaigrette was pesto-free. Not a place I'm likely to go again.

by Anonymousreply 135April 26, 2024 12:37 AM

I broke down and got shrimp tacos at the Mexican restaurant up the street from my house.

by Anonymousreply 136April 26, 2024 12:56 AM

I wore earrings

by Anonymousreply 137April 26, 2024 1:01 AM

I wore caftans

by Anonymousreply 138April 26, 2024 1:01 AM

Fish cakes, Cole slaw, baked beans.

by Anonymousreply 139April 26, 2024 1:13 AM

I'm lazy.

by Anonymousreply 140April 26, 2024 1:16 AM

PLEASE tell me what "dinner" is.

by Anonymousreply 141April 26, 2024 1:28 AM

Two bugs and some brackish water tonight, DO

by Anonymousreply 142April 26, 2024 1:36 AM

Italian wedding soup, Trader Joe's.

by Anonymousreply 143April 26, 2024 2:10 AM

Marketside flatbread pizzas from Walmart, which are surprisingly tasty. The Buffalo one is really good, very spicy and generous chunks of chicken. The Mexican street corn one is interesting.

by Anonymousreply 144April 26, 2024 2:27 AM

Homemade creamy chicken, mushroom and pasta casserole, baby broccoli, and salad with all the fixin's (dressing, croutons, sliced boiled egg) and WINE!

by Anonymousreply 145April 26, 2024 2:37 AM

Pork and Beans

by Anonymousreply 146April 27, 2024 2:25 AM

Roasted halibut with Aleppo pepper, kalamata olives, rosemary, olive oil, and lots of lemon...served with roasted broccoli.

by Anonymousreply 147April 27, 2024 2:38 AM

Liverwurst sandwiches, with french style baguettes. Soo delicious and simple though I would kill for some tiny gerkin pickles and/or cocktail onions.

For drink, one of those premade cocktails-in-a-can, this time gin & tonic.

by Anonymousreply 148April 27, 2024 2:46 AM

Salmon filet, green beans, and a baked potato. A slice of pound cake with peanut butter sauce. Tea.

by Anonymousreply 149April 27, 2024 4:06 AM

The other white meat. Italians.

by Anonymousreply 150April 27, 2024 4:07 AM

Homemade chicken salad, greens, Campari tomato, artichoke hearts, sliced olives and a ciabatta bread roll.

by Anonymousreply 151April 27, 2024 12:04 PM

I had a half of a shrimp and steak burrito with green salsa, guacamole and sour cream. It was really massive and I will eat the rest tonight.

by Anonymousreply 152April 27, 2024 12:47 PM

Chorizo sausages, peppers, onions, diced tomatoes. I threw in some asparagus and whole grain rice as I sautéed it. Came out nicely. It was Friday night, so I poured a Dewars beforehand and had some cheddar cheese and cracker beforehand.

A a few jelly beans left over from Easter to satisfy a sweets' craving afterwards.

Making blueberry pancakes for breakfast.

Life is good.

Any guy out there wish to share it with me?

by Anonymousreply 153April 27, 2024 12:55 PM

I'll be throwing a ribeye on the grill and making a twice baked potato.

Heath bar cookies from store bakery for dessert. Surprisingly good.

by Anonymousreply 154April 27, 2024 7:30 PM

Pepperoni Pizza 2 slices

by Anonymousreply 155April 27, 2024 8:15 PM


My neighbor brought over her famous homemade lemon bars so I had those for dessert instead of the Heath Bar cookies. I'll have the cookies tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 156April 28, 2024 12:00 AM

Air fried garlic and rosemary potatoes with a cheese saue. Thats it. Not as a side dish, but as the main entry. I got lazy and yummy cheesy garlicky potatoes are all I need.

by Anonymousreply 157April 28, 2024 1:02 AM

The restaurant we went to was out of what I always get and the waitress was chewing gum as she took our orders. And when she delivered them and then again when she came for the check.

Standards have fallen at Vera’s.

by Anonymousreply 158April 28, 2024 11:35 AM

Stopped at Culver's on my way home from a friend's.

Got a butter burger basket and a custard. Chocolate covered strawberry custard was the flavor of the day.

by Anonymousreply 159April 28, 2024 10:56 PM

P. F. Chang's Beef and Broccoli.

by Anonymousreply 160April 28, 2024 11:00 PM

I went out with my side piece after I killed my dog.

by Anonymousreply 161April 28, 2024 11:13 PM

Leftover Salisbury Steak.

by Anonymousreply 162April 28, 2024 11:25 PM

Re-heated smoked brisket with Sweet Baby Ray's sauce on a brioche roll with coleslaw. Orange segments for dessert.

by Anonymousreply 163April 28, 2024 11:59 PM

I am 3 days away from pay day so we're talking budget here: Rice and lentil stew topped with 2 poached eggs. Cheap-o but tasty, I seasoned the stew well with bouilmon cubes and soy sauce and rosemary. And what I didn't spend in food I got to spend in some lovely tempranillo wine and bread. Hearty budget cooking. Life is good.

by Anonymousreply 164April 29, 2024 2:36 AM

Rotisserie chicken and green goddess salad.

by Anonymousreply 165April 29, 2024 2:44 AM

Grilled cheese and tomato soup.

by Anonymousreply 166April 29, 2024 2:46 AM

Popcorn with melted garlic butter and cheese powder. Then a Fairlife Protein shake.

by Anonymousreply 167April 29, 2024 12:32 PM

I made chicken stew last night with homemade biscuits from scratch. Tonight was leftovers and it was even better.

by Anonymousreply 168April 29, 2024 9:16 PM

Salmon in the air fryer and fresh spinach sauteed in olive oil and garlic.

This meal is not indicative of my eating habits throughout the day. I had processed crap for both breakfast and lunch.

by Anonymousreply 169April 29, 2024 9:18 PM

Roast beef and cheddar on keto bread

by Anonymousreply 170April 29, 2024 9:21 PM

Leftover take out cashew chicken with rice. Cherry crisp.

by Anonymousreply 171April 29, 2024 9:22 PM

Homemade pepperoni pizza and cheese pizza with fresh basil, mixed green salad and WINE! Red velvet cake (cooked by our 13-year-old daughter) for dessert.

by Anonymousreply 172April 30, 2024 2:53 AM

Last night I made the most delicious Chinese pepper steak with a leftover (uncooked) filet mignon (we had grilled filet mignon last Friday).

It was so delicious.

I highly recommend making stir fry with beef tenderloin at least once.

by Anonymousreply 173April 30, 2024 1:34 PM

I took a square of lasagne out of the freezer this morning. When I make lasagne I freeze it in individual portions since I'm single, live alone and my dachshunds don't care for it.

I'll make a salad to use up some produce that will soon be undesirable. I'll dress is with Marzetti Simply Dressed Balsamic which I used to love but they changed it and I don't love it so much anymore. Won't be buying again.

by Anonymousreply 174April 30, 2024 9:24 PM

Peanuts and a protein shake.

by Anonymousreply 175April 30, 2024 9:50 PM

Probably split-pea soup that I made on the weekend.

by Anonymousreply 176April 30, 2024 9:53 PM


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by Anonymousreply 177April 30, 2024 10:07 PM

One half of a store-made cheesesteak sandwich, potato chips, coleslaw, dill pickle, and an anise-frosted fig cookie.

by Anonymousreply 178April 30, 2024 11:17 PM

I am going to eat a dill pickle (Mt. Olive), now that you mention it.

by Anonymousreply 179May 1, 2024 12:25 AM

Half a Double Whopper and a side salad.

by Anonymousreply 180May 1, 2024 1:29 AM

Ramen noodles flavored with curry powder and cooked with diced Spam.

by Anonymousreply 181May 1, 2024 2:42 AM

Lazy day so I ate the same thing I had for lunch: Roast beef and smoked gouda on toasted rye.

by Anonymousreply 182May 1, 2024 2:50 AM

Angel hair pasta with feta, cherry tomatoes, thyme garlic, shallots.

by Anonymousreply 183May 1, 2024 2:54 AM

Pan-fried chicken breast, canned corn, broccolini, mashed potatoes and chicken gravy - and WINE.

by Anonymousreply 184May 1, 2024 3:32 AM

Last night I grilled a ribeye steak and had with boiled potatoes, broccoli and salad. Tonight I think I will use the leftover steak, sauté green pepper and onion and make a steak sandwich on garlic bread.

by Anonymousreply 185May 1, 2024 2:57 PM

Cleaning out the fridge, so I'm making cabbage soup with plenty of garlic and pepper flakes, and I may go after a lemon to add...

by Anonymousreply 186May 1, 2024 3:52 PM

Pizzeria Uno Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza, green salad with sliced Campari tomatoes, bacon bits and bleu cheese, and icy frozen cherries with orange segments.

by Anonymousreply 187May 1, 2024 11:09 PM

Breakfast for dinner:

Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant breakfast sandwich.

I used to prepare these sandwiches in the microwave as directed and they were good but a YouTuber demonstrated how to make them in the air fryer and now even better.

I had a crap day and this is all I can muster.

by Anonymousreply 188May 1, 2024 11:17 PM

r13, my husband made that recipe for Sheet Pan Mediterranean Shrimp tonight. The Feta and Kalamata olives made it a salt bomb for us two Eldergays. But it did look beautiful! We're trying to do more of a Mediterranean diet.

by Anonymousreply 189May 2, 2024 2:58 AM

Homemade hamburgers and fried onion rings. YUM!!!

by Anonymousreply 190May 2, 2024 3:02 AM

Instant Bombay potatos and rice with cumin seeds in it

by Anonymousreply 191May 2, 2024 3:12 AM

Cheese empanadas white some leftover chicken noodle soup.

by Anonymousreply 192May 2, 2024 3:54 AM

I'll be having a John Soules Southern Style Chicken Breast sandwich prepared in the air fryer and topped with Great Value Chicken Dipping Sauce (formerly known as "Special Sauce" but apparently McDonald's had an issue with that so they had to rename it).

Both dupes for CFA chicken sandwich and sauce without having to patronize CFA. Take that CFA!

It is a nicely flavored chicken breast and not pressed and the bun that comes with it is good unlike the bun Tyson's includes with their bland sandwiches. I microwave the bun separately rather than air fry as instructed as I like soft bun.  Photo below.

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by Anonymousreply 193May 2, 2024 8:41 PM

A very simple meal of green beans cooked with bacon and onions.

by Anonymousreply 194May 2, 2024 9:17 PM

Turkey kielbasa on keto bread.

by Anonymousreply 195May 2, 2024 11:17 PM

Eggplant parmesan, mixed vegetables (carrots, cauliflower and zucchini), French bread and green salad.

by Anonymousreply 196May 2, 2024 11:24 PM

Chicken salad with a salad - good tomatoes this week, and Wegman’s chocolate ice cream (which at $3.50 for 1.5 qts is $1.17 a pint.) Think about that if you’re near a Wegman’s and can eat dairy. It’s so good and so cheap. The vanilla is shit and the peach crumble pie flavor sucked, but the chocolate’s perfect.

by Anonymousreply 197May 2, 2024 11:30 PM

[quote]But it did look beautiful

Did you like it thought R189? I love shrimp, but I know not everyone does.

by Anonymousreply 198May 2, 2024 11:32 PM

I baked a 1 lb salmon fillet that I got for 30% off at Aldi's! Seasoned with a Mediterranean spice mix. This will be two portions that I will save one for later. I made brown rice with the same Mediterranean seasoning with a mixture of carrot juice, water and EVOO . One bag of microwave steam mixed veggies from Aldi. Very healthy and delicious! Curiously my Siamese Trixie will not touch fish but loves the brown rice.

by Anonymousreply 199May 2, 2024 11:35 PM

Headed to Bonefish Grill to meet a couple of friends.

Wouldn't be my restaurant of choice for dinner but the decision was made before I decided to join in.

by Anonymousreply 200May 3, 2024 9:25 PM

I got a Meats pizza from Papa John's.

by Anonymousreply 201May 3, 2024 10:19 PM

roasted salmon and potatoes

by Anonymousreply 202May 3, 2024 10:20 PM

Chicken cutlet, hearty salad, and a blondie.

by Anonymousreply 203May 3, 2024 11:03 PM

Too late to cook, and being totally lazy, tonight's dinner is a big bowl of popcorn. Sprinkled with parminigiano reggiano cheese, garlic powder, and some cayenne pepper for a kick. Along with a glass (or 2) of wine.

by Anonymousreply 204May 3, 2024 11:38 PM

Three slices of deli roast beef and buttered popcorn. Washed down with a protein shake.

by Anonymousreply 205May 3, 2024 11:43 PM

Meatloaf made with canned dog food

by Anonymousreply 206May 3, 2024 11:58 PM


by Anonymousreply 207May 4, 2024 12:02 AM

Subway sandwiches, yum!

by Anonymousreply 208May 4, 2024 12:04 AM

What's so "yum" about Subway sandwiches?

by Anonymousreply 209May 4, 2024 3:56 AM

The bread, r209. The bread.

by Anonymousreply 210May 4, 2024 4:16 AM

-I had pork baos I bought at the chinese grocery. 6/10.

by Anonymousreply 211May 4, 2024 4:30 AM

R210, what's so good about the Subway bread, though?

by Anonymousreply 212May 4, 2024 4:40 AM

That was sarcasm, r212. Whoosh.

by Anonymousreply 213May 4, 2024 5:41 AM

r104, I made that recipe and mostly loved it, but husband and I thought it was too greasy, and he thought it was way too sweet. We will try it again with less of the dressing, and with a less sugary balsamic vinegar brand, or perhaps we'll use red wine vinegar. Otherwise, this is a keeper. Thank you! We actually have Haloumi cheese in the fridge (I'm Greek and Easter is this Sunday) but we didn't use it as a side dish. The fresh basil really sets this recipe off well.

I've made a dozen or two recipes taken from the DL over the years. Some of them were simply links to Ina or Chef John. Fabulous.

by Anonymousreply 214May 4, 2024 1:26 PM

R208, you ate more than one sandwich?! And if Subway’s bread impresses you that much, you should seriously consider moving.

by Anonymousreply 215May 4, 2024 3:35 PM

Pan fried chicken thighs, Brussels sprouts and hash brown patties.

by Anonymousreply 216May 4, 2024 11:00 PM

I took the last slab of homemade meatloaf out of the freezer this morning.

Heated it up in the air fryer and put it between two slices of Martin's potato bread for a very tasty sandwich.

I might also have a slice of key lime pie. Or I might have the pie for breakfast tomorrow. I haven't decided.

by Anonymousreply 217May 4, 2024 11:14 PM

A French toast, egg, sausage and cheese (yes, cheese!) breakfast sandwich I bought this morning at the supermarket. And an infused black cherry seltzer doctored with a bit of TJ’s black cherry juice and a lime wedge.

by Anonymousreply 218May 4, 2024 11:43 PM

Has anyone here ever tried using berbere seasoning? I discovered it and I've used it on chicken and I love it.

by Anonymousreply 219May 5, 2024 2:03 AM

I made PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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by Anonymousreply 220May 6, 2024 1:21 AM

Baked lemon-onion porkchops, deep-fried breaded cauliflower, steamed broccolini, steamed rice, and creamy sliced cucumbers. My hubby is a FANTASTIC cook.

by Anonymousreply 221May 6, 2024 1:28 AM

A perfect tuna salad on keto bread. Got the tuna from the deli in my grocery store.

by Anonymousreply 222May 6, 2024 1:31 AM

I had a poverty pantry clearer tonight - lentil soup made with boxed broth, tinned diced tomato, tinned white beans. Only fresh ingredients were onion, garlic, some sad looking courgettes, and a Polish sausage also nearing expiry. I gave the pot a slurp of vinegar and a glass of my Shiraz (rather than drink the entire bottle).

I’ve lots of leftovers which won’t keep particularly well. I’ll have a bowl or two tomorrow and then probably waste the rest. I can probably make a dinner tomorrow of a bowl of soup with a roasted chicken leg or fillet of turbot.

by Anonymousreply 223May 6, 2024 5:33 AM

Thank you for reminding me I need to make a pot of my favorite Lentil soup. I love it .

by Anonymousreply 224May 6, 2024 1:09 PM

Chicken Lettuce Wraps again with the leftover filling.

The last two mango Mochi Ice Cream balls.

by Anonymousreply 225May 6, 2024 9:03 PM

Homemade loaded nachos = round tortilla chips, refried beans, chorizo crumbles, diced jalapeño, and fiesta shredded cheese.

Oven @ 300˚ for 15 mins.

Eight of them.


by Anonymousreply 226May 6, 2024 9:20 PM

Frozen pizza and beer. Lots of beer.

by Anonymousreply 227May 6, 2024 10:44 PM

Marry me R227

by Anonymousreply 228May 6, 2024 11:11 PM

Plain hamburger from Hardee’s and ice water

by Anonymousreply 229May 6, 2024 11:44 PM

Chicken breast stuffed with Monterrey Jack cheese, Mexican street corn stuffing on the side, and broccoli.

A pina colada Helados Mexico bolis. BOGO last week. The strawberry flavor is good too. More milk ice than ice cream.

by Anonymousreply 230May 6, 2024 11:47 PM

Maybe r228. If you can handle the burps and farts. And I'm a confirmed nudist at home.

by Anonymousreply 231May 6, 2024 11:50 PM

I made fish tacos with Gorton's Fish Sticks.

America's Test Kitchen said Gorton's were the best fish sticks and I concur. The whole filet fish sticks tied for winner with the minced fish sticks in their taste test. I got the whole filet ones.

I shall keep these on hand from now on for a quick meal.

I also had a Snickers Ice Cream Bar.

by Anonymousreply 232May 7, 2024 11:46 PM

Chick fill A

by Anonymousreply 233May 8, 2024 12:36 AM

Spiced up ground beef patties with roasted carrots with Aleppo pepper.

by Anonymousreply 234May 8, 2024 12:52 AM

Argentine empanadas, salad with artichokes, tomatoes, red peppers, bacon and bleu cheese dressing, and a piece of apple walnut cake.

by Anonymousreply 235May 8, 2024 1:06 AM

What’s a leppo?

by Anonymousreply 236May 8, 2024 1:10 AM

Indeed, R219! Perhaps you’ve found it at Trader Joe’s as I did… lovely, light, complex and unique. It’s wonderful on corn - whether on the cob or freshly popped - with copious amounts of butter. It’s similar to paprika in that it can add a depth to any number of dishes and pairs especially well with white fish, especially if grilled/charred.

by Anonymousreply 237May 8, 2024 1:20 AM

I am enduring an ulcerative colitis flare-up right now, so I am on a low fiber diet. Less fiber=less poop.

Polish sausage, white rice with gravy, and canned green beans.

by Anonymousreply 238May 8, 2024 1:53 AM

I got a Chicken Tender Sub at the supermarket deli.

Very good.

by Anonymousreply 239May 8, 2024 10:53 PM

Tuna salad.

by Anonymousreply 240May 9, 2024 12:09 AM

Baked cod with tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion, capers, garlic, herbs, and little white wine.

by Anonymousreply 241May 9, 2024 12:12 AM

Spaghetti with olive oil and parmesan. Simple yet delectable.

by Anonymousreply 242May 9, 2024 1:35 AM

Cold poached salmon, tortellini pesto, cold broccoli vinaigrette, fresh mango slices for dessert.

by Anonymousreply 243May 9, 2024 10:53 PM

Turkey kielbasa on Hearty white bread and Cabot’s Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

by Anonymousreply 244May 9, 2024 11:43 PM

Mexican Combo Plate-A chicken enchilada, a beef chimichanga, and one chili rellenos.

by Anonymousreply 245May 9, 2024 11:46 PM

I think I’ll make soap de fideos and a cheese crisp on the side.

by Anonymousreply 246May 10, 2024 1:10 AM

I got 3 wheat tortillas and I sandwiched between them some smoked ham and cheese and put them in the airfryer. Then I took them out and laddled some guac and cut up cherry tomatoes on top. It was good but would have been better if I let the tortillas crisp up even more. Also I had no hot sauce or even pepper for heat. But if I make those tweeks I'm definitely making them again.

I also made a simple salad of garbanzo beans, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. Very good but didn't finish it because I'm scarred it will make me too gassy.

by Anonymousreply 247May 10, 2024 1:51 AM

I made Mississippi Pot Roast in the crockpot.

by Anonymousreply 248May 10, 2024 9:41 PM

I love Mississippi Pot Roast r248. I’m planning to make some tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 249May 11, 2024 1:04 AM

Roast beef and Swiss cheese on an onion roll with horseradish mayo, chips, and a pickle.

by Anonymousreply 250May 11, 2024 1:13 AM

I made pasta primavera with fresh asparagus, English peas, fava beans, broccolini and lots of cracked black pepper and parmigiano.

GUrrrrrrllll, that shit was GOOD.

by Anonymousreply 251May 11, 2024 1:19 AM

I made a really good baked ziti the other day. Made the sauce from scratch, added a couple of tbs of heavy cream to keep the ricotta from becoming grainy etc.

by Anonymousreply 252May 11, 2024 1:23 AM

Trader Joe's samosas and a bag salad.

by Anonymousreply 253May 11, 2024 2:00 AM

Sounds good r162. Post cannabis joy.

by Anonymousreply 254May 11, 2024 2:00 AM

I had left over Mississippi pot roast on a crusty roll with melted provolone cheese .

by Anonymousreply 255May 12, 2024 12:06 AM

I made baked ziti. Will freeze what’s left. I was too lazy to make a salad.

by Anonymousreply 256May 12, 2024 12:13 AM

Polish sausage and boiled cabbage

by Anonymousreply 257May 12, 2024 12:23 AM

R257: et you fart up a storm tomorrow!

by Anonymousreply 258May 12, 2024 12:52 AM

Why wait that long?

by Anonymousreply 259May 12, 2024 1:16 AM

Full size pigs in a blanket. Regular hot dog and cheese, wrapped in a cressaunt

by Anonymousreply 260May 12, 2024 1:24 AM

Sausage, onion, pepper and pepperoni pizza, Vietnamese iced coffee.

by Anonymousreply 261May 12, 2024 1:28 AM

Almost afraid to ask, but what meat is traditional in Mississippi pot roast that sets it apart from the standard non-Mississippi variety r255?

by Anonymousreply 262May 12, 2024 3:15 AM

Possum or squirrel.

by Anonymousreply 263May 12, 2024 3:23 AM

three peas and a candied yam

by Anonymousreply 264May 12, 2024 4:07 AM

Mississippi Pot Roast is chuck roast.

Chuck Roast

1 packet Au Jus Mix

1 packet Ranch Dressing Mix

1/2 stick unsalted butter (recipe says whole stick, I use half stick and works great)

Pepperoncini and some of their brine (1/4 cup for me)

Slow cook 8 hours on Low or 4-5 hours on High

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by Anonymousreply 265May 12, 2024 10:48 AM


Normal pot roast with possum instead of beef sounds more appetizing.

by Anonymousreply 266May 12, 2024 11:47 AM

R260: "cressaunt"? Did you do something to a relative?

by Anonymousreply 267May 12, 2024 6:27 PM

Mongolian Beef

Mango slices

by Anonymousreply 268May 12, 2024 6:31 PM

R265 thank you for sharing. Sounds like the recipe I use. I finally managed to get mine in my crock pot before going to visit my mother at the nursing home today. Should be ready in another hour or so. Will have it with Brussels sprouts and garlic parm rice.

by Anonymousreply 269May 12, 2024 7:30 PM

Tuna noodle casserole!

by Anonymousreply 270May 12, 2024 7:50 PM


by Anonymousreply 271May 13, 2024 2:34 AM

L'industrie pizza that I stood in line for 30 minutes for. Some Australians walked out saying their pizza was rubbish. I thought it was perfection.

by Anonymousreply 272May 13, 2024 2:50 AM

The other half of the roast beef sandwich I didn’t eat on Saturday.

by Anonymousreply 273May 13, 2024 12:18 PM

Made easy chicken pot pie filling and served it over Pillsbury Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuits..


Springer Mountain Farms pre-cooked, oven roasted chicken breast strips (I cut them up with kitchen shears into smaller pieces), one can cream of chicken soup, one bag thawed frozen mixed vegetables, a splash of milk, some seasoning (I like herbs de provence), mix together, bake 20-25 minutes serve over them Pillsbury open face biscuits. Somewhat trashy, mighty comforting and filling.

I usually use rotisserie chicken but stocked up on the Springer Farms chicken strips when they were on sale intending to use them for burritos which so far hasn't happened.

by Anonymousreply 274May 13, 2024 10:27 PM

Going to roast a free-range, organic chicken tomorrow with rosemary, garlic cloves, and lemons, Ina Garten style. Also, tiny Yukon Gold potatoes with olive oil, S&P, rosemary, then tossed with lemon juice. Steamed green beans -- tossed with -- you guessed it -- olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. Instant Graxy from a powdered Lowrey's or McCormick's mix because making graxy is a pain in the ass. Lemon Pudding Cakes (it's a major hassle - kinda like a souffle) in ramekins for dessert. My neighbor's prolific Meyer lemon tree is spilling lemons into my yard. Gotta use them before the rats get to them.

Another neighbor has an overgrown rosemary bush in their front yard, from which I trim for cooking. Have left them trays of oatmeal raisin cookies at their doorstep for >30 years with my email address, but they've never responded. I think they might be in their 90s by now.

There's a huge difference in flavor and texture from a free-range chicken and a factory-farmed one. The price difference is well worth it. Will likely stuff the bird with sauteed onions, shrooms, celery, and Stove Top stuffing mix, with half the mix cooked on the side in foil. My partner usually does all of the cooking, but likes this meal when I do it maybe 3 times a year. Leftovers are used to make Avgolemono soup.

by Anonymousreply 275May 14, 2024 6:51 AM

You're going to ruin that beautiful dinner with gravy made from a powder, r275?

by Anonymousreply 276May 14, 2024 6:57 AM

R274 and R275 have me scratching my head.

R274 why go to the trouble of assembling chicken pot pie from packaged food rather than just buying a frozen one?

R275 you’re doing all that, plus shelling out for a free range chicken but are then going to use powdered gravy mix? Gravy literally takes three minutes to make from scratch. I can overlook the Stove Top stuffing but instant gravy is gross.

by Anonymousreply 277May 14, 2024 1:55 PM

You're not the boss of me, r277.

by Anonymousreply 278May 14, 2024 2:05 PM

r276, I don't know how to make gravy. Something about pan drippings, separating the fat, scrapping up the bits, making a rue, and then cooking the mess over the stove in the original pan and then straining it. Seems like too much work after I've slaved in the kitchen all evening and am on my third glass of wine. Any suggestions? Can't tolerate chicken without gravy (aka "graxy" for Datalounge Eldergays).

by Anonymousreply 279May 14, 2024 2:36 PM

I threw a porterhouse on the grill and made a salad.

by Anonymousreply 280May 15, 2024 1:08 AM

Homemade Chile Rellenos.

I could eat these every day, if not for the prep work of roasting and peeling the delicate poblano pepper. I have discovered a better way to keep them intact: instead of slicing an opening in the body, I cut around the stem, pull it and the seeds out, and then stuff the pepper through that opening.

by Anonymousreply 281May 15, 2024 1:23 AM

I had about three cups of loosely packed frisée dressed simply with Dijon mustard thinned with some lemon juice. For afters I had 8 raw almonds with a mug of hot water.

by Anonymousreply 282May 15, 2024 1:34 AM

I sautéed a red onion, tossed in thinly sliced pork tenderloin, about 1/2 tablespoon of curry powder, a whole bottle of Trader Joe's red Thai curry sauce, one can of coconut milk, added frozen peas the last 5 minutes, served with basmati rice.

by Anonymousreply 283May 15, 2024 2:34 AM

I had Old Wisconsin Beef Sticks and a bagel with lox and cream cheese.

by Anonymousreply 284May 15, 2024 10:35 AM

Beef short ribs, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, and green beans.

by Anonymousreply 285May 15, 2024 11:05 AM

It should be "customers" on the cover of the Beecher's mac and cheese, not "customer's".

(Customer's tell us...)

by Anonymousreply 286May 15, 2024 11:31 AM

American chop suey (from the butcher shop, so good brisket for the meat) and a garlic-broccoli stir-fry. And plump, ripe, real-tasting strawberries, sliced for dessert. Bliss.

by Anonymousreply 287May 15, 2024 11:22 PM

Smokehouse Burnt Ends Dip on toasted Stonefire naan rounds.

I need to stop buying this dip, I'm addicted and can't leave it alone when I have it in the house.

by Anonymousreply 288May 15, 2024 11:33 PM

Artichokes with cream sauce, pan-fried chicken breast, roasted potatoes with rosemary, corn shucked-off-the-cob with cilantro and hot peppers, pan-fried asparagus, and a mixed green salad. YUM!

by Anonymousreply 289May 16, 2024 3:34 AM

r279 I like to simmer vegetables like onion, celery, carrot etc. in chicken stock, then I puree it all together with an immersion blender and simmer it down to the right thickness, but not too much or it will get gritty. I also add some anchovies, tomato paste, and soy sauce to amp up the umami. If it's for post roast I'll replace a cup of stock with red wine. I find the flour in the roux dulls the flavor and I have to add a bunch of salt to compensate.

by Anonymousreply 290May 16, 2024 7:48 AM

In my continued quest to eat healthier, I've been ordering salmon dishes at restaurants. (I refuse to cook it in my place because I hate the smell.) The Tequila Sunburn Glazed Salmon from Bahama Breeze is not bad and is tonight's dinner. I usually hate fish, but this is not too fishy. Pricey, though, but I had a gift card.

by Anonymousreply 291May 17, 2024 11:04 PM

Talenti Mediterranean Mint Gelato.

by Anonymousreply 292May 17, 2024 11:21 PM

^ No I didn't forget to list the rest of the meal.

Ugh, why can't we have an edit or delete feature.

by Anonymousreply 293May 17, 2024 11:22 PM

DeGiorno's meat pizza.

by Anonymousreply 294May 17, 2024 11:28 PM

Finished the last of my Mississippi pot roast. Mmmmmnnnn. Have to make some more.

by Anonymousreply 295May 17, 2024 11:51 PM

Finished the second and final serving of short ribs. Two days sitting in the fridge and they seemed saltier.

Also more wonderful champagne mangos from Whole Foods for dessert. A deal at $1 each. They’re big.

by Anonymousreply 296May 17, 2024 11:59 PM

Well just set out the traps and you’ll have some varmints to throw into your crockpot by morning.

by Anonymousreply 297May 18, 2024 2:07 AM

r290, thanks for that. Will try it next time I roast a chicken.

Today I did yet another Ina's roast chicken, this time stuffed with lemons, rosemary, and garlic. I "cheated" by using liberal sprinklings of Cavendar's Greek Seasoning -- which is laden with MSG. Again, used a Rocky free-range, organic chicken, well worth the $14. Sent plates of this wonderful chicken to two neighbors, both having health issues, with steamed string beans and tiny roasted Yukon Gold potatoes roasted with rosemary, then tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, and S&P. This is Greek comfort food. Made Cornbread muffins with a box of Jiffy mix spiked with a half can of creamed corn, and an extra egg.

Partner is having a bout with diverticulitis and is on a low-residue diet.. The goal was to make him Avgoloemono soup, but without the shredded chicken. Made stock from the carcass and bones with mire poix, chopped leeks, dill, and pepper corns; then after straining it, and cooking Arborio rice back in the broth, tempered a bowl of egg yolks, with lemon juice and cornstarch into it. Delicious. Check out Dimitria's Dishes on YouTube for the recipe.

We had extra shredded chicken and 7 egg whites, which my partner froze (separately). Not sure what to do with either of them.

by Anonymousreply 298May 18, 2024 2:25 AM

Finished off the Easter lamb I had in the fridge.

by Anonymousreply 299May 18, 2024 2:29 AM

Store-bought rotisserie chicken sandwich - several large chunks of white meat on top of half a teeny tiny smashed avocado and slices of very ripe kumato tomatoes, all on TJ's many seed wheat bread (really LOVE that bread!).

AND a Mt. Olive baby dill to go with it. It really hit the spot.

by Anonymousreply 300May 18, 2024 2:32 AM

Trader Joe’s tomato soup and goldfish crackers.

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