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by weezie13 on September 25, 2006 12:03 AM
What's for dinner/supper??

We had started this thread a few times....
*keeping dinners seperate (on a different post)from lunches, then they're easy to look up*

Sometimes we struggle with, "What's for dinner/supper?" and sometimes it's nice to
read something, like what someone had for their dinner/supper or planning for their dinner/supper
and it helps you make a decision for your own...

If you come along and you've got one of your favoritest dinners or easiest to make, or quick to put together.. and what the side dishes are...
it's fun to read them...

As you might be able to tell, I'm stump~ti~fied..
I like to cook, but just get tired of the same things all the time....

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by Tonya on September 25, 2006 08:47 PM
Tuna Casserole

2 cans(small) Tuna, drained
1 can peas(I use frozen, but most use canned)
or 1/2 bag frozen broccoli
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 (soup) can full of milk
garlic to taste
salt pepper
Egg noodles
1 onion diced

Mix all together and bake at 350 until hot and bubbly- top with cheese and serve!

BIG hit at my house! [thumb]

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by tkhooper on September 26, 2006 04:29 AM
Today it's white bean soup. It's not fast but it is easy.

I soak the white beans in water with one Tablespoon of baking soda in it overnight.

The next morning I rinse the beans as well as possible to get out all of the baking soda.

Then I simmer for several hours. I like to add a pork bone, potatoes, onions, 4 teaspoons chicken bullion, and about 7 peppercorns to mine.

For a side I like the southern cornbread with this. And a tossed salad definitely doesn't hurt.

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by weezie13 on September 26, 2006 04:49 AM
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I soak the white beans in water with one Tablespoon of baking soda in it overnight.

What does the baking soda do?
Soften the beans?

I am curious?

I've tried dried beans with noooooo luck!

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by ChristinaC on September 26, 2006 05:03 AM
Baking soda shouldn't help soften them as it contains sodium and I've always been told not to add salt at all until they're completely soft as the salt will stop them from softening.
I'm curious too!
Today I made chili (vegetarian ofcourse) and I soaked my beans over night, then boiled them for about an hour, then added them to my chili.

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by Triss on September 28, 2006 07:11 AM
Last night was a very easy but yummy beef stew done in a crock pot.

Around 9AM I diced up a chuck roast and put it in the crockpot 2/3 filled with water. Added to that diced onions and garlic. Also added a bunch of cut up carrots as I like those soft. 3 beef bouillon cubes and let it cook on high.

About 2pm I added diced potatoes and fresh peas and green beans out of the garden. Back to high for more cooking. At the same time I took off a bunch of the liquid so that Dan could make gravy because the liquid in the stew is more of a clear broth. I left in enough liquid to cover the potatoes and veggies.

At 4:30 Dan diced up a bunch of tomatoes and put them on top of the stew.

It was ready to go about 5:30 and very yummy!

Served this with 60 minute rolls and for the kids who do not like stew, they got the meat and mashed potatoes with gravy.

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by angelblossom on September 28, 2006 08:09 AM
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Originally posted by weezie13:
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I soak the white beans in water with one Tablespoon of baking soda in it overnight.

What does the baking soda do?
Soften the beans?

I am curious?

I've tried dried beans with noooooo luck!



I was always told the baking soda remove the gas out of the beans [Wink] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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by angelblossom on September 28, 2006 09:07 AM
Stir fry chicken and Rice for monday night
I cheat making this!!! Having to cook when I get off work already been on my feet all day I make the rice always on Sunday night before OR the night before I going to make this the next night. I also boil 2 chicken breast and cool then break into bite size pieces,, this way the long term of getting things done is already ready for me when I get home.

[Wink]
6 or more chicken wings
2 boneless/ skinless chicken breast , boiled, cooled and broke up
1/2lb smoked turkey kabalsa sliced
bell pepper, green , red, yellow amount to your liking (for 6 cups cooked rice)
Onion same amount as above
one crushed garlic clove( optional)
bean sprouts
individual size can of peas and carrots drained
5 eggs scrambled
soy sauce

marinate chicken wings with lemon pepper, a little cayanne pepper and teriyaki sauce night before.

heat oven to 375
First thing is "seer" chicken wings in skillet with a little olive oil on both sides then place in baking dish with a little olive oil in bottom of baking dish or spray with pam then to oven by the time you get done with everything else chicken wings should be done approx 30 - 40 minutes - max!
Cooked rice
3 cups of water
1 Tblspn butter
Bring to boil
add 1 1/2 cups long gain white rice bring back to a boil , turn down heat to a very low simmer place lid on Do NOT stir again and let simmer untill rice is tender and fluffy, appox. 20-30 min. and remove from heat keep lid on. use now or place in refrid untill next day,, same with chicken breast, boil , cool, break up use now or later.

Next day ,,,
I slice up smoked turkey kabalsa thickness to your liking,, sautee' julienne onion, red, green, &yellow bell peppers, crush one clove garlic.
Sautee' in a little bit of olive oil untill veggies are somewhat tender but still slightly crisp , add kabalsa, and chicken, turn lightly into veggies and add soy sauce to your liking heat thoroughly remove from pan and put rice in pan to get flavor of pan turn heat on very low in the mean time scramble 5 eggs in seperate skillet when done add to rice as well as veg and meat,, turn lightly and turn heat up slightly, open can of peas and carrots and drain very well , add to rice mixture turning in lightly,, add more soy sauce with this remember the more soy sauce the darker the rice will be, lastly add bean sprouts to your liking. Crank up heat stir a couple of times and remove from heat, This makes a large skillet FULL!
The baked teriyaki chicken wings are done, stirfry chicken and rice is done,,, Grab the chopsticks and get after it..

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by chenno on September 28, 2006 09:39 PM
Last night was Baked chicken thighs, marinated in soy sauce brown sugar,ginger and garlic. and cheesey mashed tators and tomato salad with vinaigrette.

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by chenno on September 28, 2006 09:50 PM
Tonight, simply dish

Package or 2 of cheese ravioli
can of your fav spaghetti sauce
1cup mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese
seasoning to taste, I like chives and parsley as well as some garlic.
just layer,like lasagna,and back 350 for about 30 mins, add more cheese if you like.simply.

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by weezie13 on September 28, 2006 10:36 PM
I LOVE CHEESE RAVIOLIS'....
This sounds really good to me... [grin]

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by chenno on September 28, 2006 10:40 PM
Weezie, it is good and so easy, also anything can be added..

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by weezie13 on September 28, 2006 11:25 PM
I usually just boil them for a couple of minutes, and then put on my homemade s'hetti sauce, wee~bit o'shaker cheese and garlic bread.

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by Deborah L. on September 29, 2006 09:59 AM
The baking soda DOES "take the snaps out" as my beloved Grandma used to say.
The way to do it is that when you add the baking soda to the simmering beans, the water will foam up and then you're supposed to drain the beans and add all fresh water.
HOWEVER, I read somewhere that this baking soda/change of water thing removes alot of the nutrients from the beans.
Geez, can't win............ [Big Grin]

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by weezie13 on September 29, 2006 10:30 AM
By taking the snap outta the beans,
does that mean it SOFTENS them?? [grin] [thumb] [clappy]
I really dislike hard beans...

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by Deborah L. on September 29, 2006 12:01 PM
No.
"Snaps" was Grandma's word for "f****'.... [Embarrassed]

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by Deborah L. on September 29, 2006 12:03 PM
Weez, the way to get soft beans is easy - just cook 'em longer.
Test a few beans once in awhile, and when they are as soft as you want, they're done.
I've heard that adding salt to the water toughens beans. Never noticed any difference myself.

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by weezie13 on September 29, 2006 09:15 PM
oh, I did.. I cooked them long time,
if the package said one hour, first I did one, then two, then three..
I then soaked them over night and then one hour, then two, then three...
Then I cooked them for two hours, and soaked them over night and etc, etc, etc...

I did get them soft, after cooking and letting them sit for a few days in the chili mixture..

I just buy the cans now.. [Roll Eyes]

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by Deborah L. on September 29, 2006 10:38 PM
Possibly the dear Lord does not intend for you to eat beans..... [Big Grin] [angel]

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by weezie13 on September 29, 2006 10:41 PM
oh, on the contary...
I just put 5 CANS [grin] [grin] [grin] [grin] [grin] of Dark Red Kidney Beans in my Chili
a couple of days ago..
I love those beans..
and I am soooo lucky to have a husband that likes alot of them too, so he doesn't mind me putting soooooooooo many of them in.....

He just doesn't want me to eat the DRIED BEANS... [perplexed] [dunno]

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by angelblossom on September 30, 2006 09:12 AM
quote:
Originally posted by weezie13:
By taking the snap outta the beans,
does that mean it SOFTENS them?? [grin] [thumb] [clappy]
I really dislike hard beans...

No it takes the gas out

Beans beans good for your heat
the more you eat the more you F**T
The more you F**t the better you feel

So eat some beans with every meal * Snap*

Deborah L : We used to say "snap" too when My kids were small I wouldn't let them say F**T [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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by Deborah L. on September 30, 2006 09:58 AM
LOL, Angel !
Weez, I LOVE kidney beans, and no salad is complete without 'em !
I buy them canned and rinse them in a colander.
I wonder what that weird brown foam is?

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by tkhooper on October 01, 2006 02:45 AM
I'm never had problems with getting beans soft but then I mostly do navy beans. Kidney beans may be very different.

Today I made Chicken Fried Rice. Used the last of my rice too.

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by SpringFever on October 03, 2006 01:33 AM
Tonight I am making French onion soup..
Onions
Beef Stock
Butter
worcestershire
Dried French Bread
Cheese to top

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by weezie13 on October 03, 2006 01:36 AM
*You know Rita, I cheat sorta when I make that soup here for me...
I don't like to eat cooked onions,
but I like what the flavoring does to any soup..
so, I cook my onions, but pull them out and just
have a clear broth w/ all that scrumptious melted cheese on top...*

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by SpringFever on October 03, 2006 01:39 AM
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] Weezie I do the same darn thing!! Something about the broth and cheese!! Yummy.. I was thinking of adding more bread to it though!!

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by weezie13 on October 03, 2006 02:25 AM
What kind of bread do you use??

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by SpringFever on October 03, 2006 04:12 AM
I was thinking French Bread...

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by weezie13 on October 03, 2006 05:25 AM
I have used toasted garlic bread...
Or butter the Italian bread and then toast it..

and I've even used salad croutons..
I'm still out on those, they tasted ok,
but where messy tryin' to hold up the cheese...

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by SpringFever on October 03, 2006 09:15 PM
I was not feeling up to Par so I did use croutons.. Actually turned out very good. I had the big restaurant style ones. They seemed to hold up great..

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by weezie13 on October 03, 2006 09:23 PM
Now, that might of worked..
I had the tiny little midgets and they
didn't hold up the cheese very well,
and they got toooooo soggy too fast,
I like a bit of sog and crunch at the same time..
*taste is good, I think the seasonings' are good,
but it's the sog that got me..*

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by SpringFever on October 03, 2006 09:28 PM
I did read a different recipe that called for tosted bread topped with a bit of cheese then another toasted bread topped with more cheese. layered... that might get rid of the sog factor... I chose it to be soggy cause I have a broken tooth soo it turned out great for me..
It was Herb and cheese flavored.. added just the right amount. [thumb]

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by weezie13 on October 03, 2006 09:33 PM
I love the cheese though..
*I am a cheese~aholic* [grin]
I like the bigger hunks of toasted flavored breads...
that way, it held up the cheese,
had a flavor to it, and gave me a bit of sog
*which I like, just not alllllll sog* and it
worked out great..

Now you've got my mouth watering for soup..
I have to finish my homemade Tomato/Rice
soup I'd already made a couple of days ago...

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by SpringFever on October 03, 2006 09:39 PM
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] I have to eat the rest of this soup..

Now for tonight I am having Chicken Burritos..
Which is shredded chicken cooked in salsa and wrapped in a cheese filled tortilla..Baked and topped with sour cream and taco sauce..

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by weezie13 on October 03, 2006 09:43 PM
Can you mail me one... [grin] [clappy] [thumb]
Sounds yummmy~

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by SpringFever on October 03, 2006 09:46 PM
Oh it is really yummy!! wished it could be mailed!

With this I usually cook a whole bunch at a time at least 6-8 chicken breasts..then I put them into serving size freezer bags, it makes for a super easy dinner!
I know you don't eat a lot of meat either.. Do you also have a disgust for meat with bones in it?

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by weezie13 on October 03, 2006 09:52 PM
I don't eat meat that's that close to the bone..

I usually only buy boneless/skinless chicken breasts... *and even then I get after the fat hanging still off of it.. [scaredy] *

I love chicken, I could eat b/s chicken 8 days aweek..
I have to admit though, my most favoritest way to eat chicken is on the grill *bbq'd*

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by SpringFever on October 03, 2006 09:55 PM
Ewww yep that will do it for me too!! I am sooo picky when it comes to removing every stitch of fat in that..

Love bbq'd chicken..I love it with lemon pepper or marinated in italian dressing!!

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by weezie13 on October 03, 2006 10:37 PM
I love french fries w/lemon pepper, dipped in ranch dressing..
*I made that up one night working at the restaurant*

I love chicken on the grill w/ Kraft Hickory and Hot mixed together, or Butter~n~Salt, or Robusto Italian Dressing, or Chivetta's....

Ummmmmmm maybe we'd better start a new thread..
Somehow we got sidetracked [Embarrassed] [Embarrassed]
off of the French Onion Soup part..

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by penny in ontario on October 03, 2006 11:30 PM
Tonight we are having breaded chicken stuffed with parmasean cheese and bacon, its so yummy!
And rice with it too..on the side!
Dinner tonight [thumb]

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by SpringFever on October 05, 2006 08:29 PM
Last night I made some Fajitas for dinner..
They turned out really good!! Super easy to make!

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by chenno on October 05, 2006 11:44 PM
Drunken chicken tonight

Just a chicken on the grill with a can of beer up his,well you know:-) marinated with some herbs and olive oil. and some corn on the cob with garlic parsley butter.

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by weezie13 on October 06, 2006 12:44 AM
How long you cook those puppies???

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by SpringFever on October 06, 2006 01:17 AM
Weezie I just checked it out .. You cook a 3lb chicken for 1 hour or till the juices run clear.
In the center of the grill..

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by Tonya on October 06, 2006 05:42 AM
Caribbean Jerk marinated, pan seared pork tenderloin steaks with homemade smashed 'taters and brocolli! YUM!!!

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by weezie13 on October 06, 2006 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by Tonya:
Caribbean Jerk marinated
Is that the dry stuff or the liquid???? [dunno]

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by Tonya on October 07, 2006 04:21 AM
Sorry, Weezie- I didn't see this until now. It was a liquid marinade....Lawrys I think. Very tasty. I also like their Louisianna Red Pepper one. It has a slight kick to it! [thumb]

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by weezie13 on October 07, 2006 04:32 AM
I will have to look for that.
I've had the Carribean Jerk seasonings'....
*but they were a dry rub on a whole chicken
done in a crock type terra cotta cook pot,
done in the microwave...*

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by Tonya on October 07, 2006 05:16 AM
I love Lawrys...I buy meats in bulk and cut/package my own stuff, then put seasoning/marinade in the bags with the meats to freeze. They also have a Sesame Ginger that is good for chicken.

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by chenno on October 07, 2006 07:31 AM
Sat...4-dinner party

Burgundy spoon roast cut into steaks and grilled
Ground turkey with fresh basil,parsley,garlic and pasta topped with mozzarella.

7-layer salad

rolls,and breads

Greek olive tray

veggies

pastichio salad and bunt cake with fall colors and little cup cakes with ice cream cones on top covered in chocolate frosting to look like a pumpkin for the little ones....also there table has white paper and crayons on it, if they get bored;-)

and the little gifts of gourds filled w/ho made dryed seasoning and soup mix for guests, and candy filled 4-kids

a little wine and non-alcohol fruit spritzers
and a table set with great great grandma's china....

a centerpiece of all my garden finds...
and good company, let's hope it all goes well:-)
Sure wish you all could come:-)!

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