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The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat


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#1 jess_gf

 
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:51 PM

I thought it might be fun if we had a thread where we shared what we're cooking up for dinner:) I am not an experienced cook so coming up with gluten free menus for me and my boyfriend feels like a challenge. It's also weird since I only started eating meat since my diagnosis, so I have 0 experience preparing meat.

Tonight I'm going to try that Tinkyada spiral pasta with some gluten-free pasta sauce and gluten-free meatballs I got from TJ's.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:31 PM

I'm making Hot Brown Sandwhiches with turkey left over from T'giving:
gluten-free toast topped with turkey, tomato, and cheese sauce made with gluten-free flour, milk and parmesan cheese. Broil until speckled. Top that with two bacon strips (cooked crisp)
With that I'm having an old time fruit salad. (Canned pineapple on lettuce topped with mayo and grated yellow cheese.

I like your idea of meal reports. It will give us all new menu ideas.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:33 PM

I'm having Tinkyada brown rice spaghetti-style pasta with doctored-up ready-made spaghetti sauce that I've had stashed in my freezer in single serving sizes. Yum! This time I'm trying the quick cook method for the pasta (cook 1 to 2 min., cover and let sit for 20 min. before serving). As you can tell, I'm being lazy today. Posted Image
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:40 PM

We were out most of the day so I pulled out some pot roast and gravy I had in the freezer from a couple weeks ago. I made mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts to go with it.

I make pot roast by browning the meat on all sides for about 5 minutes per side in a little olive oil. I add a couple chopped onions, a few cloves of peeled garlic, a cup of water and a little sea salt. Cover and cook on low (300 degrees) for 5 hours. Thicken juices with cornstarch to make gravy.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:13 PM

I'm going to try this easy-looking chicken cacciatore recipe. I'll probably have it with brown rice and some chard or spinach.
http://www.dphowell....ken-cacciatore/
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:13 PM

We are grilling steaks that I marinate in worchesshire (?) sauce , garlic and.black pepper. Red potatoes cut in little squares, tossed with olive oil and Italian seasoning, put in a foil packet and grilled. Regular salad. Hub's millionth birthday so I will make a BC brownie mix with Kraft Carmel bits, hot from the oven, vanilla ice cream and Carmel sauce.

Tomorrow. It's chili with ground turkey breast in case we haven't had enough turkey.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:33 PM

Salmon patty (one can salmon, chopped, bones mashed, mixed with 1 egg, 1 jar marinated artichokes chopped, couple of spoons of corn flour, and normally with mustard but I forgot it)

Steamed cabbage

Sweet potatoes with olive oil and lemon juice
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:41 PM

Good luck to you with the meat! I had to train myself to eat meat after my diabetes DX but my body thanks me for it :)

Tonight I had bunless beef burger patties with saurkraut, sauteed red onions and steamed broccoli and carrots. Was a lazy dinner night.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:59 PM

I'm going to try this easy-looking chicken cacciatore recipe. I'll probably have it with brown rice and some chard or spinach.
http://www.dphowell....ken-cacciatore/


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 05:02 PM

I'm going to try this easy-looking chicken cacciatore recipe. I'll probably have it with brown rice and some chard or spinach.
http://www.dphowell....ken-cacciatore/

That looks really good!
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 05:16 PM

We had lamb, ground chuck, and Italian sausage in pasta sauce over quinoa spaghetti noodles with caraway soda bread.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 05:58 PM

Oven roasted pot roast with carrots, onions, potatoes. I put lipton onion soup in the water, and made gravy with potato starch. I made a brussel sprouts casserole with dried cranberries and almond slivers.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:06 PM

Potato chips and salsa. (Hey! I was out all day!)
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:47 PM

Oven roasted pot roast with carrots, onions, potatoes. I put lipton onion soup in the water, and made gravy with potato starch. I made a brussel sprouts casserole with dried cranberries and almond slivers.

Watch out for the Lipton onion soup! I have seen on here that the newer versions seem to have gluten in the ingredients.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:17 PM

We had green salad with feta cheese and dressed with plain lemon juice; homemade lentil soup (onions, carrots, brown lentils, chicken stock, too much pepper according to hubby); Trader Joe's gluten-free mac & cheese; steamed carrots, cauliflower, & zucchini; and homemade tapioca pudding made with honey instead of sugar.
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