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Feeling like I needed something "fancy" to boost my spirits and keep me on track.

Grilled romaine, cold quinoa salad on sliced fresh mozzarella and Costco chicken. (Because a girl only has so much energy.)

I had picked up some instant quinoa that microwaved in it's pouch long ago and it was nasty. I doubt I would have tried it again if they hadn't had a cold salad when I took my husband out for father's day. It was delicious so I decided to give it another go. It doesn't burn nearly so easily as rice. :lol:

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yes, ma'am - i was born & raised in new jersey, so, i KNOW what you're talking about - hard to get things to grow in such a short growing season!

....and our season here is far shorter than New Jersey as we are far north of you. At least we have very long summer days! :D

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I'm trying for tacos tonight.

Don't know how this will work, I'm used to traditional foods...not tacos. Wish me luck.

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Pasta with white sauce with crumbled bacon and steamed broccoli on the side.

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Tonight I finished off my quinoa salad with a burger on an arepa. Since Velveeta is one of the few cheeses I can eat now that's what I topped my burger with.

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Last night was scrambled eggs with salsa and diced avocado. And bagel with cream cheese.

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Mixed grill:

Sausages (him) & loin lamb chops (me)

Portabellas stuffed with blue cheese (hubs loves those)

Quinoa pilaf

Fresh blueberries and nectarines

The strawberries from the neighboring farm--all gone already!!

I only ate my way through 2 boxes :(

crappers! that was a short season....

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What's your recipe for split pea soup? Do you get dry peas? And do you think turkey bacon would be a sufficient sub for ham? Maybe brined chicken?

Turkey bacon would be ok. The soup that Irish have may call for ham and is provably very, very delicious, but it can be done with bacon. The soup will taste like bacon and who likes bacon will like the soup too. I will cut bacon on tiny slices, and roast it without oil. When the bacon is nice and crispy, I will mix bacon and dripping from it into soup- as the last ingredients because I like to preserve crispiness of bacon.

I never made split pea soup, or sauce with ham (nobody does in my family). I'm using dry peas because peas from can is very sweet. I tried to make the soup once from canned peas, but nobody liked it.

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I'm going to throw my Costco chicken carcass on the stove this afternoon and turn it into chicken rice soup for supper. I'm completely off store bought stock and bouillon so for the first time the pressure is on to get the broth just right. (I've done it before but never under pressure.) I'll probably have more grilled lettuce with it instead of a regular salad.

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Balsamic and onion bruschetta chicken over white rice noodles for dinner tonight.

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It was my daughter's birthday yesterday so dinner was her choice.

Marinated pork steaks

Roasted gold baby potatoes, carrots, bell pepper and red onion with garlic and a bit of Oregano.

Sauteed mushrooms and a plate of cut up fresh veggies.

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Having bacon, cajun turkey toasted club sammies. Arrowroot cookies for desert. :)

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Stirfry with pork and chinese broccoli.

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Sauteed chicken livers with onions and celery. (Yeah, I'm weird. I love chicken livers and I found organic ones at Whole Foods!) Steamed baby bok choy, and a slice of Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free bread.

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I made my own mayo last night, yay! Making tuna salad today so I'll have a tuna melt on an arepa with fresh mozzarella. I think I'll have grilled tomatoes to go with it. I keep telling my husband to bring me a watermelon to grill but he keeps coming home empty handed and it isn't like I can drive until I have my vision back. :( I'd walk for it but I'm not carrying home a watermelon!

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Sauteed chicken livers with onions and celery. (Yeah, I'm weird. I love chicken livers and I found organic ones at Whole Foods!)

Actually, I believe that EatMeat4Good loves chicken livers, too. :) You've got company. Enjoy!

It is VERY hot here today, and even though I hate it, the AC is on, so I pulled out the counter top rotisserie and herbed up a chicken.

A mixed green salad with goat cheese, dried cranberries, carmelized walnuts and balsamic dressing.

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I've been away from home for several days (dog/housesitting) so have not been cooking. Instead, I did all the cooking before coming out. Very simple tonight:

Buffalo Pulled Chicken

Lemon-infused Rice

Broccoli Slaw

Strawberries

Can't wait to do serious cooking at home in a few days! Though I do LOVE it out here in the country... :)

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Can't wait to do serious cooking at home in a few days! Though I do LOVE it out here in the country... :)

You are most welcome to come stay in the country with me anytime, Love2.

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Actually, I believe that EatMeat4Good loves chicken livers, too. :) You've got company. Enjoy!

It is VERY hot here today, and even though I hate it, the AC is on, so I pulled out the counter top rotisserie and herbed up a chicken.

A mixed green salad with goat cheese, dried cranberries, carmelized walnuts and balsamic dressing.

Count me in the Chicken Liver Lover's Club (CLLC). :P LOVE 'em, especially in pate. I also love foie gras.

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You are most welcome to come stay in the country with me anytime, Love2.

Love2! Hee hee...

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You are most welcome to come stay in the country with me anytime, Love2.

Love2! Hee hee... :lol:

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Count me in the Chicken Liver Lover's Club (CLLC). :P LOVE 'em, especially in pate. I also love foie gras.

Well, sure..... who doesn't love pate?!! If we're "going there"

--then yes, I am a CLLC member, too.

Foie gras is only as good as the chef..... RUBBERY ones---oh no!! :blink:

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Hi y'all!

Talkin' bout me?

Yeah, I love chicken livers!

I can't wait to fry them with cornstarch like I heard about in another thread!

Crispier I hear!

I love beef liver too!

Hmmm that pate' and fois gras thing is a bit over my head... but I bet I'd like em if they got liver in em!

:)

haha

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