What Are We Eating For 2016?

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  1. Steve North

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    Supper tonight (Wednesday) was B/S chicken thighs lightly breaded and fried in a skillet with some EVOO..

    Steamed green and yellow beans with sour cream..
    I don't have any lettuce and it was raining way too hard to go to the veggie garden to get some, so I scraped some carrots, sliced some mushrooms, and sliced some red onion, and we had a salad that I made a dressing for.. We both enjoyed the salad with no lettuce..

    Breakfast: 3 egg omelette with turkey bacon for my wife
    bowl of porridge with cottage cheese and sour cream for me..

    Lunch: as usual, nothing !!! NO lunch...
     
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    Friday was a Tuna casserole with loads of veggies making it a one dish meal..
     
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    For supper tonight (Wednesday) I made a casserole using minced turkey, loads of veggies, and some cheese and cream to make a sort of a sauce..
    It was good but the problem is I have LEFTOVERS !!! I put it in a container in the fridge till I do something with it..

    Breakfast: as usual...
    Lunch: as usual.... Nothing...
     
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    Depending what veggies you used @Steve North that's something I'd put in an omelet if I had any leftover.

    I do eat omelets for dinner.
     
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    NO... I don't see the leftovers going into an omelette.. Not that type of casserole..
    I do eat an omelette every day using 3 eggs for me and 3 eggs for my wife.. We do go through a lot of eggs in our house..
     
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    We were working outside all day and we came in for supper after 6:00 and I had nothing taken out for supper.. I had to think fast and I was extremely tired and burnt out, not to mention sore all over..
    I took 2 frozen marinated chicken breasts and put them on the BBQ grill frozen.. (I dry marinate my breasts before freezing)
    Diced up a lettuce, red onion, sliced some mushrooms, diced a sweet pepper, and scraped a small carrot and VOILA I have a salad..
    EVOO, red wine vinegar, dash of Dijon mustard, bit of S/F maple syrup, dash of Worchester sauce, and I have a dressing..
    Everything was simple, fast and easy..

    Frozen blueberries zapped with some heavy cream and sweetner and we have a desert..
     
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    FISH.... I took 2 fillets of cod, breaded them and pan fried them.. Served with fresh lemon slice..
     
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    Yesterday (Tuesday) after working again outside, I took frozen burgers and put them on the BBQ along with each one veal sausage.. That was a fast and easy way out of not having something out for supper..

    I cubed half a turnip, steamed it, finely mashed it and added an egg, spices and herbs (chives), put it in a loaf pan and baked it at 400f till lightly brown on top..
    Voila, a turnip casserole that is easy to make and very tasty..

    Frozen raspberries, zapped with some sweetener and heavy cream....................... Voila, a desert..
     
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    For supper, I made something completely different.. I tried to invent a new way to make chicken drums.. (my own concoction)...
    I took a can of mushroom soup, added loads of sliced fresh mushrooms, some diced onion, herbs and spices, dash of Worchester sauce, and added the mixture over the drums in a loaf pan, and baked it in the oven at 375f till done (about one hour).. Chicken fell off the bone..
    I made a couscous (with stock & onions) to go with it for the sauce.. Thought something to absorb the sauce would be needed.. (I was right)...
    Steamed carrots and parsnips, coarsely mashed with caraway seeds and butter was the veggie.. Some yellow grape tomatoes from our garden to munch on as well as another veggie..

    The end result wasn't bad, but we found it different.. Tasty for sure but different.. Next time, perhaps more veggies in the mushroom sauce would do it, although we both finished the dish completely.................... NO Leftovers !!!
     
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    Today, Saturday, I am doing the grocery shopping as we are having some friends over because it is the Birthday of my Princess on Tuesday and we are going to celebrate it on Sunday as everyone is available.. That way I can buy a cake for her and have it fresh for Sunday..
    Tuesday we are going to go to Sudbury for the day which is her Birthday.. That will be another celebration for us..

    I will be making on Sunday a BBQ.. Weather permitting, also a camp fire in our back yard where I will be serving the H'ordeuves..
    Veal rib steaks on BBQ
    Sausages on BBQ (Beef, honey garlic)
    Small red potatoes steamed, placed on a cookie sheet, top smashed, drizzled with oil and herbs, spices, and broiled till light brown
    Coleslaw (oil and vinegar)
    Fresh green salad with my own dressing (most veggies from our garden)
    Pickles, olives, and our small yellow tomatoes on the table
    Dinner buns with butter
    Birthday cake that I will buy (with candles)
    Cookies that I made...... Peanut butter cookies and peanut butter with chocolate chip
    Pot of Folgers
    I also have some Ginger ale, Dr. Pepper, Ice Tea, and Pepsi...... all diet of course
    Real orange juice and apple juice for those that want..

    When they first arrive, I will have some of my deviled eggs, assorted cubed cheeses with crackers, and a platter of veggies with a dip..

    Now, I don't think anyone will leave our house hungry...............
    Lots of work, but I only have one wife and she is well worth it...
     
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    Hungry for a snack last night, I made some sweet potato fries, sprinkled with a mixture of cinnamon and stevia.
     
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    Nothing interesting right now, but if I can get all the ingredients, I am thinking of making a Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Poke Cake. It just sounds too yummy not to make, but I will take some to my relatives so I don't end up eating the whole thing myself, that would not be advisable!
     
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    Its been a while since I posted on here and the main reason is something called "laziness" on my part..

    OK, no use going back, but for supper last night (Thursday) I made a casserole using minced chicken, veggies galore, cheesy sauce, and just a wee bit of noodles used mainly as a filler which I now realise I didn't need.. Herbs and spices of course..
    It was good, but not fabulous, however we managed to eat most of it, so it wasn't that bad... Yes, I have a small amount of leftovers......
    Next time, more flavouring should be added by adding more herbs....
     
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    Last night (Saturday) was a total disaster for supper.. I mean, "if it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all"......
    First I decided to make us some frozen marinated chicken breasts on the BBQ.. I went to the freezer to take them out and discovered I didn't have any left.. I use them frozen on the BBQ, so at the last minuet, what am I to substitute it with.. I decided to have steaks.. Low and behold, I only had one steak in the freezer left.. I then went for frozen burgers and had plenty of them, but I didn't feel like burgers.. I had them just a few nights ago..
    OK...... I took out the one steak and my wife agreed to have a burger....... Problem solved, no ???? .......... NO !!!!
    I went to light the BBQ to pre-heat it.. Everything was fine till upon lighting it, I realised I had run out of propane.. The gauge I have on the tank indicated "empty"............... WONDERFUL !!!!!! Why didn't I notice that last time I used it..... Oh, well....

    For a veggie I made a turnip and carrot casserole in the oven which means I can't use the oven to broil the meat....... WONDERFUL !!!!
    Now what ?????
    OK.... My ingenious brain started working and I came up with a quick fix....
    1st I waited till the casserole was almost ready to come out of the oven..
    Then I lowered the casserole to the lowest rack in the oven and turned on the broiler with the top rack in the broil position on top..
    Then I took out my broiling pan, put a bit of water on the bottom and put the steak and burger on the broiler pan rack.. I then seasoned up the meat..
    Then I broiled the meat while the casserole was in the oven on the bottom rack..
    By the time the meat was ready, the casserole was also ready with a slightly golden top to it.. So far, so good, right ???????
    Not really because even though I had the exhaust fan on over the stove, the smoke alarm kept going off in the kitchen with that piercing noise.. The dog wouldn't stop barking because of the piercing noise.. I was running from the smoke detector to the oven back and forth closing the noise and checking the meat..
    You guessed it, the meat came out just a bit overdone because of all the running around I did.......................
    The casserole was delicious with the golden crust on top...

    Bottom line.......... We had supper.... NO leftovers !!!
     
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    I seem to be caught in some sort of a rut lately..
    all I do is get myself into situations..
    Again yesterday I forgot to take something out for supper.. It must be the senior moments in me.. By the time I realised it, it was too late to thaw anything, so frozen on the BBQ was the only answer.. I do have different options but frozen burgers and steak seems to always be the answer..
    That is exactly what I did.................. A burger for my Princess and a steak for me.. My steak was actually a veal chop..

    I took a butternut squash (half a small squash), cubed it, steamed it, mashed it, added some fresh parsley, and served it just like that..
    I also had a few yellow grape tomatoes left from our garden that I served as well.. Cut in half, sprinkled and tossed with a mixture of balsamic vinegar, EVOO, dry basil leaves, and a dash of S&P...

    We were given a cantaloupe by the farmer down the road, so we had it for desert.. Sweet and very mellow.. I pigged out and had half of the cantaloupe..

    A pot of tea to sip on after the meal was also very lovely..

    Voila............... From nothing I managed to come up with a meal even though I forgot to thaw something for supper.......
     
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    Well, tonight is adventure night at our house ! We discovered a marked down dinner kit of Thai Red Curry, and it looked interesting, so we bought it.
    It has lots of hot chili paste, and other interesting looking seasoning in the mix, plus some coconut milk that tasted much creamier than the kind you buy in the store.
    We added lots of veggies since we won't be eating it with rice, and some chicken and a few frozen shrimpies for extra flavor.
    It is simmering away on the stove, and smells wonderful. The only thing about these kinds of things is that when you have never made it before, or even eaten it before, you have NO clue what it is supposed to look or taste like when it is ready.
    It looked kind of soupy to me (it did say to serve with rice), so I took the lid off the pan and am letting it cook off some of the liquid, and we are hoping for the best.

    Edit to add: it turned out pretty good, was VERY spicy; but we like that. It was runny even after I cooked it down, and I can see why they recommend eating it with rice, to soak up the soupy part.
     
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    I like Thai food as long as it's not with coconut milk...other than that it sounds delicious.
     
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    I too am not a lover of the taste of coconut..
    Frankly, I can have a bad day without coconut .....
     
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    Yesterday I started out making a casserole using diced chicken breasts..
    I didn't realise I was short of some ingredients, so I quickly changed my idea and ended up making something slightly different..
    I cooked the diced chicken along with onions, garlic, and some diced sweet peppers in a skillet.. I then added a can of mushroom soup, loads of freshly sliced mushrooms, scraped carrot, herbs and spices, and cooked that till done about 15 minutes..
    I made a couscous using stock instead of water and a small dash of Worchester sauce and some peas after it was done..
    I served my concoction on top of a mound of couscous and added some freshly snipped parsley on top for appearance ...

    It came out so good that my Princess wanted seconds.... Lovely as there weren't any ....... LEFTOVERS
     
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    I am thinking of a Tuna casserole for supper tonight..
    Its been a while since I made it and we always like it... Besides I like those one dish meals..
     
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    Salmon filets pan fried in a buttery, lemony, dill sauce..
    Served with steamed whole carrots from our garden..
    A side dish of couscous made with stock instead of water and I added some herbs and spices as well..
     
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