So .. What's for Dinner?

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  1. Diane Lane

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    I'll make some rice later, and finish off my last bbq pork chop and beets. I'd better start planning for tomorrow's dinner now ;).
     
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    HAHAHA! We ate reeeal healthy tonight! We had Sloppy Joes, chips and chocolate chip ice cream. Today was my first day off in a week, and I was just craving something yummy, with hamburger in it. It sure hit the spot! I guess tomorrow, we'll have some sort of chicken something or another. I'm tired of trying to come up with innovative ideas. I love it when I crave something, cause that's what I'll eat, and I don't have to think about it too much. :D
     
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    That is odd, Sheldon, I never received my dinner invitation! Sounds so delicious!
     
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    I have just bought a load of wild garlic and that is going to be the basis for an egg salad at lunchtime. Wild garlic is absolutely gorgeous - you can steam it gently, like spinach, you can use it in salads or add it to sandwiches. It's quite nice to munch on, as well, not having the vigorous pungency of bulb garlic. The only problem at the moment is the weather in Scotland. It's not really salad weather - we're supposed to be approaching summer and it's grey, windy and not very warm, so I'll have to pretend it's warm and sunny outside.
     
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    Those are cool, Diane but not what I was thinking about. LOL, perhaps they are just in my imagination! BTW, sorry it took me so long to respond. Guess I fell off a rock!
     
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    I never heard of wild garlic, Tom. Do you have a pic? Plenty warm and sunny over here, but even when I was living in the States, winter or summer, I would enjoy a salad.
     
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    Wild garlic coming up:

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    It's quite common in the UK, although very seasonal. Luckily, my local fruit and veg shop gets a regular supply during the season. I think it's coming to the end in the next couple of weeks, so I'm enjoying the last of it for a while.
     
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    Thanks, Tom! Looks like a plant we have here but not sure if it is edible. Now, do you eat the flowers, the leafs or all of it?
     
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    The leaf is the main thing, but you can eat the flowers without anything nasty happening. Wild garlic grows in woodlands and needs quite damp conditions, so Scotland isn't a bad environment for it!

    There are so many wild plants that are not only edible, but very tasty. I'm not very good at spotting them, though. I knew a girl that studied botany at university and going for a walk with her was always interesting, as she would suddenly dash off, pick something that looked like a bunch of weeds, then come back and say, "this is good in a salad." I'd be hopeless, though - I'd just poison myself if I tried.
     
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    Someone shared this on another forum I'm a member of, and it sounds like maybe you'd like to look at it: http://www.wildfoodandrecipes.co.uk/2010/06/ultimate-guide-to-edible-wild-and.html
     
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    I'd love to pick mushrooms, but I have an absolute certainly that I would either end up being carried out on a slab or sitting in a police cell charged with attempted murder. Still, we are approaching the raspberry season and I know I'm on safe ground there.
     
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    I pick and eat the wild berries at the local park/trails. They're yummy, and free is (almost) always good!
     

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    My daughter and her little boy live with me and she and I take turns cooking. It is her turn tonight and she is roasting a chicken with cornbread dressing, gravy, and some kind of a green vegetable. It is always nice when it is her turn to cook. I get tired of eating my own cooking so it is a treat every other evening to get to see what she comes up with. The house smells so good right now.. something about the smell of roasting chicken. Yum. Tomorrow night I will use the rest of the chicken to make chicken egg rolls,,, I bake them in the oven so they are not so greasy.
     
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    I would love to pick mushrooms, but it would be like playing Russian Roulette with a loaded gun!
     
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    Mmm, chicken egg rolls sound yummy. Egg rolls are on my list of foods to try making. What type of wrappers do you use? I was looking for spring roll wrappers last time I was at the store, but they didn't have any. It's nice that y'all take turns. I agree, I get tired of my own cooking. Sometimes a friend/neighbor and I share extras, that way we get to sample something different than our usual cooking.

    @Richard Paradon @Tom Locke I for sure would not eat any wild mushrooms. I can barely tell one flower from another, let alone safe from poisonous mushrooms!


    I made lentil soup last night, and it should be even better today. I'm going to make cornbread muffins later to have with it, yum!
     
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    About a month or so ago, the mini store downstairs closed and now has been rented as rooms so the community table where we used to share foods is gone. Sad, but it worked out pretty good for me. The new community table, although a lot smaller is right outside my front window and if I am home, there is always a plate for me.

    Yesterday, I had some kind of spicy fish soup and fish cake with rice. I am not overly fond of fish, but it did taste pretty good and was healthy (is that a bad word today)!

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    My day to cook. I'm making fried burritos, tortilla chips, guacamole, and opening a can of refried beans. I saw a video on you tube a couple of months ago and finally learned the proper way to fold burritos.
     
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    That sounds good, Diane. We had shrimp stir-fry with vegetables from the garden. Blackberry cobbler and ice cream for dessert.
     
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    OMG that sounds amazing! I love shrimp stir-fry, and blackberry cobbler sounds declicious. I'm sure the fresh veggies were delectable, too! I was actually so tired after I cooked that I put it in the fridge and haven't eaten it yet. I'll have it later, with fresh fruit for dessert, unless I get around to making something sweet.
     
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    I ended up getting busy with company, so didn't have time to make the chowder. I had considered making corn pudding instead, but ruled that out, since I used savory spices when making the corn, and I prefer my corn pudding on the sweet side. So, I've changed my mind, and I'm going to use the roasted Mexican corn to make a corn casserole, instead. I'm going to tweak the recipe, of course, as I always do. I don't have sour cream on hand, but I do have onion dip, so I'm going to substitute about half that and half cottage cheese for the sour cream in the recipe. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/corn-casserole-recipe.html
     
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    Our housemaids picked tamarind flowers this morning. That will serve as flavoring for the chicken soup dish for dinner tonight. The tamarind flowers will be boiled with moderate water and salt to taste. When the broth tastes okay, the chicken pieces will be mixed in the boiling broth and be cooked until tender. But before that, the vegetables should be included - water spinach and okra (lady finger). That dish is called Sinampalukang Manok that means Tamarind for sampalok and Chicken for manok. It is the favorite dish of people in the provinces that are near Metro Manila. Their usual chicken are those chickens roaming in their yard.
     
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    Meatloaf, potatoes and deviled eggs. Simple but good. Oh, yeah, we had pickled beets too.
     
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    I'm not familiar with tamarind, although I've heard of it. Here's a link, in case anyone else would like to know: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/20/tamarind_n_5999376.html
     
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