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The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat
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You deserved to celebrate today!

 

I have a cheese problem. (Like as in I'm an addict besides it not agreeing with me.) I do find though that I do much better with fried queso fresco than any other cheese, maybe that would suit you when you feel a little better Lisa? I just slice it up and fry it in a teensy bit of oil until it's crispy on the outside. I don't know if there is anything you regularly make (or can make) sandwiches out of, but it's excellent on warm arepas if you do corn or are into that sort of thing. It's also perfectly good to just pick up and eat all crunchy and amazing.

 

Thanks Addie...prolly should have tried cheese like that....actually we did use cream cheese about a month ago in squash soup without too much stomach upset so i'll wait awhile and try a safer young cheese...still can't do bread...this was glutino and failed corn tortillas a few months back when i tried...hard cuz i pay for every trial...yesterday was not a trial..i simply couldn't take it and made a grilled cheese with muenster cheese slices...I know better, but oh well i paid for playing...

 

this morning we are using a different sort of patience....comic con registration day...feels like we should be standing on one foot while rubbing our tummies and patting our heads...you need a code from last year's pass, member id, pw and secret code and yet we are still waiting to get to the front of the electronic line....

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I've been trolling the Salt Lake comic con facebook page all week. They're giving away a boatload of passes (entire weekend passes!) every week. So I will do anything I have to to get them free. I missed it last year, and this week has been... hell. I can't miss it this year. And omg Brent Spiner is gonna be there.

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Love Data...there was a History of Star Trek Special at the Aerospace Museum here a few years back...very fun sitting in the captain's chair on the replica of the bridge.

 

All good here...my graphic novel author/artist son got all four day passes for his 14th consecutive year and I got a one day pass which is all i want.

 

This nerd  -- out.

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I prefer geek to nerd. :P I'll go with a day pass if I can't get the free weekend pass. I'm not PAYING for that crap, the price is insane! :blink: I'll just go for the day Data is there because I have a serious geek girl crush. Have since I was a teenager. Almost as bad as my Patrick Stewart crush.

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Tsk, tsk.  You girls and your crushes!  Not that I don't have a few one or two myself.  ^_^

 

Roast chicken tonight with a lovely chipotle lime garlic rub.  Cheesy cauliflower bake and roasted asparagus drizzled with delicious Croatian olive oil and sprinkled with pine nuts.  Oh.  And individual flourless chocolate cakes with peanuts and peanut butter filling and lashings of chocolate ganache.  As we are low carbing it, I am using 99% cacao which is pretty...bitter but the peanut butter balances it out.  When it comes out of the oven, I sprinkle with smoked Maldon sea salt for crunch.  Surprisingly, salt makes bitter chocolate sweeter.  It is just so...so...scrumptious.  :P

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We had a lunch date at Chik Fil A today, love the simple cheap things in life :)  For dinner I am going to throw some pork chops on the george foreman and do some roasted potato wedges and green beans.

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Got glutened on Friday <_< ,,You would think after all these years I would learn :wacko: ,,,I  am still recovering ,, so dinner tonight is brown rice, ground turkey ,red onion stir-fried in olive oil . My tastiest safe meal.

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Just got home from camping late last night. Still have tons of food left that I had brought for the trip. Tonight will be pork chops and pasta zoodles.

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I was out most of the day and with the temps in the teens I am chilled to the bone so tonight is  ham & bean soup

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We'll have breakfast for supper tonight. I haven't decided if we'll have biscuits or pancakes yet. I do know we'll have eggs, hash browns and bacon flavored sausages. I'll probably even indulge in an extra sausage or two because I'm already going to be rebounding from dental work and narcotics and surprisingly I don't feel like hell yet anywhere but my face. I just want something soft and easy to eat and at least the sausages are only half bad for me. :ph34r: I'm just at my snapping point this week.

 

And ugh... I woke up this morning looked at the news and cried like a baby. I can't believe Shirley Temple is dead. This is probably incredibly stupid, but her first movie I ever saw was Heidi and I think I saw every movie she ever made while she was little. They have a serious impact on shaping what kind of person I became. I know no one lives forever, but I was just heartbroken at the news. A piece of me will always be that piece that was shaped by the little girl I was named after who grew up on the Alps. My mom even used to curl my hair like hers. (when she could get me to sit still long enough) ^_^

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Pork chops, broccoli. Maybe some brown rice or maybe a potato. Not sure yet.

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Sunday night we had chicken enchiladas with a sauce I made from a recipe that was on here somewhere, corn spoon "bread" (more like a souffle) and Spanish Rice.  I made the enchiladas in layers because its hard to get them to stay in circles.

 

 Last night we had chili.

 

 Tonight it is Encores as we have a lot of stuff left.  The enchiladas are better the next day! 

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:wub:  Happy Valentine's Day Dinner Peeps  :wub:

 

My annual Valentine for my Men....

 

Super thick Rib Eye Heart Shaped Steak on the BBQ

Roasted Asparagus

Corn on the Cob

Strawberry Cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting

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:wub:  Happy Valentine's Day Dinner Peeps  :wub:

 

My annual Valentine for my Men....

 

Super thick Rib Eye Heart Shaped Steak on the BBQ

Roasted Asparagus

Corn on the Cob

Strawberry Cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting

 

 

Back atcha, Ski. :wub:  Hugs and kisses to all the dinner peeps!

 

Almost the same here...filets, roasted asparagus, some baby potatoes for the hubs and possibly a sip of bubbly and one little eensy bite of chocolate?  I am staring at 2 dozen glorious roses here...he is a total romantic, this one....I think I'll keep him.

 

We are eating off stacked boxes..No table and chairs yet, but who cares? lol

 

Cheers, all. 

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We weren't really celebrating anyway, we aren't much of V-day people. Just leftover chicken getting used up as quesadillas and some red velvet cupcakes. But this morning heaven got two little angels and Valentine's Day will never be the same for anyone in my family again. My cousin's wife and other daughter are still in the hospital so any prayers that can be offered are much appreciated.

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We weren't really celebrating anyway, we aren't much of V-day people. Just leftover chicken getting used up as quesadillas and some red velvet cupcakes. But this morning heaven got two little angels and Valentine's Day will never be the same for anyone in my family again. My cousin's wife and other daughter are still in the hospital so any prayers that can be offered are much appreciated.

so sorry to hear this news, Addy. My heart goes out  to you. :(   love, G

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We weren't really celebrating anyway, we aren't much of V-day people. Just leftover chicken getting used up as quesadillas and some red velvet cupcakes. But this morning heaven got two little angels and Valentine's Day will never be the same for anyone in my family again. My cousin's wife and other daughter are still in the hospital so any prayers that can be offered are much appreciated.

 

So sorry to read this....prayers for your cousin along with your entire family.

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Thanks. The world keeps turning I guess, and the money I spent Tuesday to pay for my Bountiful Baskets produce turned into pick-up day today. I can't say I understood when I paid $16 extra dollars for 25 pounds of rainbow carrots that I knew exactly how big a bag of carrots that would be. Now I have this huge bag of carrots on my counter that I have to deal with.

 

On the bright side, dinner will be roasted carrots. And pork tenderloin, but mostly carrots. My husband will eat his raw because that's the only way he eats carrots, although I think I'll be able to talk him into at least tasting my roasted ones before turning his nose up. There were some lovely pears that would make a nice dessert if I can talk myself into one instead of a cupcake.

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Thanks. The world keeps turning I guess, and the money I spent Tuesday to pay for my Bountiful Baskets produce turned into pick-up day today. I can't say I understood when I paid $16 extra dollars for 25 pounds of rainbow carrots that I knew exactly how big a bag of carrots that would be. Now I have this huge bag of carrots on my counter that I have to deal with.

 

On the bright side, dinner will be roasted carrots. And pork tenderloin, but mostly carrots. My husband will eat his raw because that's the only way he eats carrots, although I think I'll be able to talk him into at least tasting my roasted ones before turning his nose up. There were some lovely pears that would make a nice dessert if I can talk myself into one instead of a cupcake.

carrot soup! carrot soup!! :) yum

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Today is one week in the new house and I have decided to break out all the "stuff" I  found as I opened boxes all day.

It's like Christmas here LOL

 

Plus, we have a fantastic veggie/fruit stand right here, so I made

 

A Pizza Bianco

 

Chebe crust with an olive oil/garlic baste

4 cheeses (fresh ricotta, shaved parm, shaved gorgonzola, fresh MOZZ)

Plus, sauteed broccoli, asparagus, portabellas and shallots.

 

Holy cow, was it good. :)

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I made a quick chicken 'stir fry' with 1 chicken breast, a bag of stir fry frozen veggies plus added some extra carrots and peas. I used a light balsamic vinaigrette for the sauce with 1/2 tsp of guar gum to thicken it. Yum!

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Addy - I saw about the wreck on FB. I felt so bad for that daddy.

I also saw your bounty of colorful carrots. My guys don't mind cooked carrots in stew or soup. I bet they would like them roasted. you could roast them and freeze for a quick side dish.

Last night for VD, we had cheese and Schar baguette, grapes and brownies with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

Tonight - we had a nice Robotics practice match this afternoon. So we didn't get home until 6. We got some gluten buns for the guys and some Ruffles chips for me. Then we got some smoked briscuit and turkey from a local place. The GE's ( gluten eaters) got fries and onion rings.

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I made a Grand Marnier Souffle with Creme Anglaise for dessert last night. First time I've made it since going gluten free. I just substituted cornstarch for flour and it came out fine.

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I made a Grand Marnier Souffle with Creme Anglaise for dessert last night. First time I've made it since going gluten free. I just substituted cornstarch for flour and it came out fine.

 

This sounds more than fine....sounds delicious :)

 

So I have been craving a dreamlike substance really bad so I just made something similar to Addie's Brazillian Cheese Balls....sans cheese with lots of garlic...they weren't half bad....a bit more chewy than when I made the cheese balls in the past...yet a real treat for me....prob shouldn't have posted so soon after eating...was just fun to add something other than squash and sweet potato ;)

 

Hoping I get to encores...left batter in the frig for the night as I these would not be good reheated.

 

Lol..."dreamlike" is my spell check's version of "breadlike"..that's what I get for making up words!

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I made a Grand Marnier Souffle with Creme Anglaise for dessert last night. First time I've made it since going gluten free. I just substituted cornstarch for flour and it came out fine.

 

You should totally share your recipe! It sounds utterly indulgent!

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