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Old 12-28-2009, 11:25 AM
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We had post xmas dinner Sat. Baked ham and made candied yams. Used the ham bone yesterday for navy beans and ham. Toonight it shall be spanish rice. Which I will drown in Red hot. And I will throw some shredded colby and jack cheese on top. LOL Wish I had some tortillas.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:32 AM
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Braised Lamb Chops

I am in Virginia with my in-laws (whom I love to death), sometimes I think they are better than my parents. So tonight we are having braised lamb chops, with lobster mashed potatoes, and roasted califlower and broccoli. And for dessert home-made carrot cake. My in-laws know I have a problem with drinking, so all of this is served with a glass of milk or apple cider. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, I finally had a white Christmas. All my hopes and dreams to anyone that needs them right now!!! 1KitGer
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:42 AM
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Patriots won...........life is good.
Clemson won... life is good

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What the heck is "bleurghh"?
Hehe, I thought the same thing when I first read that!

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Old 12-28-2009, 11:44 AM
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What the heck is "bleurghh"?
LOL....I think that was a burp Asta!
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:28 PM
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Ok......feeling lazy today, will try to convince the dude into going for pizza.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:52 PM
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I was feeling lazy too.... So I boiled some tortellinis and when they were done I tossed them in olive oil, parmesan cheese and pre-mixed italian seasoning.

Took 10 minutes and was quite tasty

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:30 PM
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apple crumble pie, chocolate, and pretzels

yeah, it's that time of year
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:41 PM
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Leftover deli chicken from last night w/ 2 kinds of potato salad. It was an 8 piece and we still have 2 pieces left. Think I'll let hubby snarf them for lunch tomorrow, I'm planning on making oysters that we got fresh today from an oyster farm about 15 miles from our house. But they have the BEST oysters!!
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:40 PM
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Asta1, the oysters sound great! How do you prepare them?

It was indian food for me tonight - leftovers tommorrow hey-o!
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:48 PM
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Spryte, I got the recipe from the Food Network website. "Hog Island Oysters Casino with Red Bell Peppers and Bacon." It's a Tyler Florence recipe. You basically puree some vegetables & butter (of course). YOu roast the oysters with the mix on top, and then lay some bacon on top. How can that not be good? Unless you don't like oysters. I love them anyway, tho I can pass on the shooters. Actually I love most seafood, which is lucky since I live right on the ocean in central Oregon. Cheers all!
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:58 PM
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It's cold here, so we had grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:39 PM
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Comfort food Suki.........love it.

I have a big pot of ham and bean soup going. Using up that Christmas ham. Smells good in the house.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:30 PM
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Spryte, The oysters turned out great. Had a rice/mushroom side to go with it. Another of my favorites is Oysters Rockefeller. Maybe my REAL FAVORITE is deep fried oysters with a yummy sauce. If I had to choose something for a last meal, it would be deep fried something!
VC-So proud of you getting back in the kitchen. Yay! Hope you & dude can get some "quality" time in. Make an effort to make up for my lack of such. :-(
I'm not a demonstrative person (in fact quite the opposite) but with the New Year coming up, I want to say I feel closer to you all (who I've never even seen) than pretty much anyone in my life. We understand each other. We've been in the same places - dark, deep places -- that we would probably never admit to another person. I think it's awesome.

I already have my New Year's eve dinner planned. Grilled rib eyes, baked potatoes with the works, and Martinelli's sparkling cider, which really isn't half bad. We had it for my birthday in October, Pulled out the champagne flutes and it wasn't half bad. Champagne would be preferable, but not gonna do it this year. Anyway, hope you are all planning a sober new years eve and new years I have a "spectacular" entree for New Yeers. I don't watch football, so I will be doing a very intricate chicken "melon" while Bob is glued to TV. Made it once before with an exhusband (daughter's father) and it actually looked like the picture. I'll let you know how it turned out. It's a JUlia Child reciipe. I have several of her cookbooks.

Anyway, love you all, especially you VC, my day 1 buddy. Whatever has happened since, I love you to death!!
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Tonight hubby is making steaks & baked potatoes. Hope he doesn't over cook the steak. I like mine blood rare! And we'll toast with some sparkling cider and probably go to bed the usual time. The thrill of the countdown went away many years ago. Rather get a good nights sleep and spend the morning reading the paper.
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I love ya too Asta!!!!!!! Hugs!!!!

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Originally Posted by Asta1 View Post
Leftover deli chicken from last night w/ 2 kinds of potato salad. It was an 8 piece and we still have 2 pieces left. Think I'll let hubby snarf them for lunch tomorrow, I'm planning on making oysters that we got fresh today from an oyster farm about 15 miles from our house. But they have the BEST oysters!!
I LOVE deli chicken!!! My wife slaps me on the hands when we leave the store because I'm already grabbing for peices out of the bag before we even get home! Needless to say, I NEVER go to the deli alone.(!)
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:20 PM
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I am making this tomorrow night and serving it with quinoa with pine nuts and mixed greens salad.

Salmon Florentine

, 2007, Ellie Krieger All rights reserved
Prep Time:12 minInactive Prep Time:10 minCook Time:20 min Level:Easy Serves:4 servings (1 serving = 1 piece salmon)

Ingredients

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, rinsed and patted dry
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using your hands, squeeze spinach of all excess liquid.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook for 3 minutes until they begin to soften. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool approximately 10 minutes. Add ricotta and stir to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
Using your hands, pack approximately 1/2 cup spinach mixture on top of each salmon fillet, forming mixture to the shape of the fillet. Place fillets on a rimmed baking sheet or glass baking dish and bake for 15 minutes, until salmon is cooked through.
Per Serving:

Calories 375, Fat 18 g; (Sat Fat 4 g, Mono Fat 7 g, Poly Fat 5 g) ; Protein 44 g; Carb 12 g; Fiber 5 g; Cholesterol 103 mg; Sodium 585 mg
Excellent source of: Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin C,
Good source of: Iron, Zinc, Fiber
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:10 PM
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bananagrrl, that looks awesome! I've only started using those little frozen spinach cubes in the last little while, and there is so much you can do with them. That recipe looks yum.

My supper tonight was left over ham from NY day yesterday, and sweet potato. And little chocolate lava cakes, of course. Still with the chocolate!
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:15 PM
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[QUOTE=Asta1;2472990]Spryte, The oysters turned out great. Had a rice/mushroom side to go with it. Another of my favorites is Oysters Rockefeller. Maybe my REAL FAVORITE is deep fried oysters with a yummy sauce. If I had to choose something for a last meal, it would be deep fried something!

Asta, I am living vicariously. Seafood is something I love, but with the exception of salmon, I never have the nerve to cook it. I don't know why! I live in a place where seafood is a big deal. Oysters with bacon on top - you are right. That can never go wrong!
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:49 PM
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put a chicken in the oven before I left for work
my neighbor will take it out when it's time.
I've got several things to be used up out of the freezer...

it smelled great when i left.

she said she was going to make up some rice to go with it.
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