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Tonight is leftover night...

Steamed and Grilled Brats with Roasted Red Pepper and Caramelized Onions

Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes with Pancetta and Blue Cheese

Cherry Tomatoes with Tequila Lime Vinaigrette

Nectarines with Rosemary and Honey Glaze

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We're having grilled hog snapper thai style with basatmi rice and lemon drop martinis. Maybe a salad, maybe not. (Had salad for lunch, as usual.) So we're off to Thailand tonight. :D

Cool! I love going to Thailand for dinner. We're going to Turkey this weekend then perhaps Korea. :P

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I pulled a single serving of chili out of my freezer for dinner. So does that mean I took a trip to Mexico? :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think two dishes or more in one meal qualifies you. Just kidding! :lol::lol::lol: So, did you enjoy Mexico?

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I'm eating there now. :lol: Sheesh, I should have added some tortilla chips!!!

Sylvia, Sylvia, Sylvia. Just what ARE we going to do with you? :lol::lol: Hey - maybe you should quickly squeeze a lime over your chili and you're set. That sort of counts for your minimum!! :lol:

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I'm hopeless! That's what happens when you live alone...who needs a table? I put shredded cheddar cheese on it...does that count? And the chili is homemade! I'll try not to spill it on my keyboard. :P

You're too funny. When my husband is away our kitchen table stands alone. :P

Is the cheese at least Mexican? If so, which region in Mexico? Was the chili powder homemade or did you..GASP...buy it?? :lol::lol: I'll let you get back to Mexico in peace... B)

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Gasp! I've failed the gourmet test. Sometimes dinner is an absolute miracle!!! :rolleyes:

Now when my kids were little or when my granddaughter is here, breakfast, lunch and dinner are eaten at a table. :D

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Grilling again...may as well take advantage of our short summers!

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Salsa Fresca

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta, Fresh Mint and Pine Nuts

Rosemary Skewered Baby Potatoes

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Well, it's lunch as well as supper, but I'm proud of myself. I COOKED something and it came out really good! I roasted a large chicken breast (with both skin and bones), and when it was done I took the meat off the bones (after I stood at the counter and ate some of the cripay skin :) ). Then I added water to the drippings and cooked my brown rice in that water/drippings mixture. I added some parsley, and some rosemary. Now, I love the taste of rosemary, but I don't like chewing on those "twigs", so I put it in a tea ball and hung it over the side of the pan. It gave the rice a great flavor.

So then I mixed the shredded chicken with the rice and added some finely chopped broccoli. Not only does it taste good, but it's kind of pretty to look at too. That's the way I had it for lunch, but I've got a question: I have some gluten-free sour cream that I added some garlic to that I've been using as a vegetable dip. Would it be good if I added a touch of that to the mix? I'm thinking the sour cream part might be OK, but I don't know if the garlic will go good with the rosemary. What do you experienced cooks think?

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Not sure what we're having tonight but tomorrow night it's my little girl's birthday so her choice is lentil rissoles with mashed potato, roast sweet potato, pumpkin and carrot and steame broccoli and zucchini so that's for tomorrow night. I think maybe a salad or something tonight, not sure yet.

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Salmon Artichoke Patties (retro with a post-millenium twist)

Summer Smashed Red Potatoes

Peas (freezer, sadly, the garden was too wet to pick from)

Chocolate

First serious cooked meal in almost a week-- I've been furiously working on final edits on my cooking for one cookbook. It's almost there, but find it sort of ironic that I've been living on peanut butter and carrot sticks while finishing a cookbook on healthy eating for one.

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Nothing exciting tonight, I'm afraid. Have been in such excruciating pain lately.

Lemongrass and Kaffir Lime Leaf Beef Stir Fry

Bay-Scented Jasmine Rice

Steamed Green Beans

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Well, it's lunch as well as supper, but I'm proud of myself. I COOKED something and it came out really good! I roasted a large chicken breast (with both skin and bones), and when it was done I took the meat off the bones (after I stood at the counter and ate some of the cripay skin :) ). Then I added water to the drippings and cooked my brown rice in that water/drippings mixture. I added some parsley, and some rosemary. Now, I love the taste of rosemary, but I don't like chewing on those "twigs", so I put it in a tea ball and hung it over the side of the pan. It gave the rice a great flavor.

So then I mixed the shredded chicken with the rice and added some finely chopped broccoli. Not only does it taste good, but it's kind of pretty to look at too. That's the way I had it for lunch, but I've got a question: I have some gluten-free sour cream that I added some garlic to that I've been using as a vegetable dip. Would it be good if I added a touch of that to the mix? I'm thinking the sour cream part might be OK, but I don't know if the garlic will go good with the rosemary. What do you experienced cooks think?

I think you sould go with your insticts. If you want to be cautious, just mix a bit of the chicken with the sour cream/garlic and taste it after if sits for a few hours or overnight.

If you want to stretch the chicken a bit farther, chop up grapes, celery, apples, toss in some nuts, and have that on a bed of lettuce or in a lettuce wrap. You could throw in some curry powder if you want to change it up a bit. My thinking is that rosemary is good with potatoes and sour cream is good with potatoes, so rosemary garlic sour cream is probably the bomb. I think that will be good with cold chicken.

P.S. Rosemary and grainy gluten-free mustard are really tasty as a sauce or marinade. Just add agave, honey or brown sugar. Unbelievably good, and who'd have thought?

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Tonight is leftover night...

Steamed and Grilled Brats with Roasted Red Pepper and Caramelized Onions

Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes with Pancetta and Blue Cheese

Cherry Tomatoes with Tequila Lime Vinaigrette

Nectarines with Rosemary and Honey Glaze

Wow. that sounds incredible. Guess you went around the world! :D (At least US, France, Italy and Mexico...did I leave anything out?) Oh Canada, Oh Canada...

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Wow. that sounds incredible. Guess you went around the world! :D (At least US, France, Italy and Mexico...did I leave anything out?) Oh Canada, Oh Canada...

Don't forget Germany (bratwurst). That was kind of a mishmash when you think about it (but a tasty mishmash). :P

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gluten-free pizza on the grill with mushrooms, homemade sundried tomato and basil pesto, back bacon, pizza sauce, tomatoes from the garden...our arugula has bolted so too late for that.

Strawberry Fool for dessert.

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