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Old 01-13-2018, 05:22 PM
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What was the favorite dish or meal you cooked or had this past week?

Ideas, menus, links to restaurants, recipes, and your own pictures (otherwise links to pics) all are welcome here in this thread.

Looking for inspiration for meals and experiences surrounding the meals. These can be breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or perhaps even a special occasion event.

Thank you.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:26 PM
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Lets see if I can even remember what all I've had... chicken noodle soup, pizza, red beans and rice, steak salad, tamales w/ refried beans, ham and swiss sandwiches... can't remember the 7th.

All cooked by myself. Normally it'd be the pizza, but I tried my hand at a Naples style pizza and couldn't get my oven hot enough so it turned out a bit tough. Plus I made my own mozarella and goofed somehow, it didn't really melt. I think in terms of just plain hitting the right spot taste-wise it'd be a toss-up between the chicken noodle soup tonight and the ham and swiss sandwiches (w/ honey mustard on Kings Hawaiian rolls and a side of baked bbq sweet potato rounds).

Lets just go with the soup as I'm looking forward to the leftovers for lunch tomorrow...
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:55 PM
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Hmmm, Id have to say pork chops and scalloped potatoes.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:05 PM
Location: too far from the sea
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I made pot roast. Just ordinary, humble pot roast with potatoes, carrots, onions and peas. Wish I'd had some rutabaga to throw in. I looked online for some extra ideas and ended up adding some ginger and cinnamon. Didn't bother to thicken the juice for gravy--it's so freezing cold out that just the fact that it was hot was good enough.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:01 PM
Location: Norton, Massachusetts
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I got the Baby Jesus in a King Cake and so had to bring something for my volunteer crewthis week. I looked back through my old recipes and was reminded of the following. I made it and won a few converts to healthy eating. Glad I resurrected it! The dressing makes it but if you read it you think "no way that goes together". You just have to trust and make it. It's super good.

Kick Ass Two Bean Salad

1/2 lb green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces (about 2 cups)
1 15 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 6oz can artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp maple syrup (use the real stuff!!)
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbs fresh tarragon

TO MAKE SALAD: Fill large pot with 1 inch water and set steamer basket in pot. Cover, and bring water to a boil. Place green beans in steamer basket. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and steam 2 to 3 minutes, or until green beans are crisp- tender. Cool. Toss green beans with all remaining salad ingredients in a large serving bowl.

TO MAKE DRESSING: Blend vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, garlic, salt and pepper in blender or food processor until smooth. Add oil and tarragon and blend until smooth.

Pour dressing over salad, and toss to coat. Serve at room temperature.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:06 PM
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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It's called egg roll in a bowl.
My new favorite go to meal for a fast meal. Found it on pinterest.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:25 PM
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Location: Willamette valley, oregon
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I love a dish my mom made when I was young. We always called it Chinese noodles. Pork chops, scrambled eggs, egg noodles, green onions. It's simple to make and, with soy sauce, is delicious!
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:47 PM
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I've been doing blue apron meals and this week I tried spicy pork and korean rice cakes. I was afraid I wouldn't like it after I tried a rice cake and found it really chewy and kind of gummy. But after I put it together and let it set overnight the rice cakes lost some of that 'gumminess' and the dish was really quite tasty. May become one of my new favorite ingredients. I like discovering tasty new things.


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Old 01-13-2018, 11:50 PM
Location: Albuquerque, N.M.
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Spaghetti carbonara. I have always tried to wing it with this dish, but this time I got a recipe and followed it (not complicated but not intuitive, either). Man, that was good. Mmmm. Bacon.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:06 AM
Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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One package favorite frozen vegetables, stir with 2 T. canola oil, arrange in a 9 X 13 casserole dish; add One can Members Mark chicken breast pieces, drained, then pour one bottle Food Lion sweet and sour sauce over entire mixture. Pepper generously. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for about 30 minutes keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn't burn.

I use the Food Lion 99 cent frozen vegetables with water chestnuts and peas in the shell, broccoli and carrots, etc. Many of the steamed vegetable packages would work too. The broccoli pieces really are good in this recipe.

This can be served over rice if you like rice. I prefer it without rice.




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