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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6105 on: July 09, 2013, 10:24:33 PM »
Whole wheat-potato gnocchi, with tomato sauce, spinach and eggs poached in vegetable broth.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6106 on: July 09, 2013, 10:47:22 PM »
Oh, I forgot the garlic! (not in the dish, but I forgot to list it in the recipe....maybe I can go back and edit).

I definitely like your version better -- somehow I had a feeling that just dumping all the ingredients into the slow cooker was not going to be a success. From my understanding of Indian cuisine, it's really important to saute the spices first. It sort of takes the ease out of slow cooker cooking (when you're trying to get everything in the crock pot and get yourself and two kids out the door in the morning), but after last night's dinner I think it's a necessity. Sort of like browning a roast before putting it in the slow cooker (I've always found the look of non-browned meat rather unappetizing).
Oh, the garlic.  I forgot to say that I simmer it for about 20 minutes then add the veggies.  I include cut up potatoes and some cut up cauliflower plus some whole olives.  We really enjoy it and serve it with a dollop of yogurt. 
I agree that some things just have to be cooked on the stove to a degree before putting in the slow cooker.  I don't have one, but my son does.  He makes good pulled pork in his.  Yum!
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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6107 on: July 09, 2013, 11:31:31 PM »
All the talk about Indian food had me salivating.  So I had Chicken Saag

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6108 on: July 10, 2013, 11:47:54 AM »
Last night DH and I were unexpectedly kid-free, so we went out for sushi: edamame, miso soup and seaweed salad to start, then shared a sushi/sashimi  platter. Walked over to the frozen yogurt shop for dessert. :)

Tonight, it will be slow cooker eggplant curry with naan. Maybe some sliced cucumbers and avocado on the side.

Mind sharing the recipe? I'm always looking for more vegetable focused slow cooker recipes.

I'd be happy too, but honestly, this one was not a huge success. I got the recipe from our CSA newsletter and it was....missing something. Maybe someone here can offer suggestions for improvement:

1 medium eggplant, cubed
1 onion, diced
1 cup vegetable broth
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1T curry powder
1/2 T cumin
2 t minced garlic
1 bay leaf
salt, pepper to taste
1/4 t cayenne (optional)

Combine in slow cooker and cook for 4-6 hours on low (I did 6)

(Edited because I forgot the garlic!)

It sounds like it's got potential but I agree it needs tweaking. I've rarely found vegetable dishes that are good straight out of the crockpot.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6109 on: July 10, 2013, 01:00:35 PM »
Tonight is chicken cutlet sandwiches, Texas caviar and chips.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6110 on: July 11, 2013, 12:54:27 AM »
I had a chicken burger with a fresh homemade bun and sauteed asparagus.  I think I was subconciously feeling guilty about the cinnamon strudel-thingy with homemade cream cheese icing I am eating for breakfast in the morning.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6111 on: July 11, 2013, 04:36:05 AM »
chicken kiev, chips and mixed veges (carrot , beans and corn kernels)

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6112 on: July 11, 2013, 10:19:46 AM »
Out of protein at home, so whatever looks good at the store will be dinner.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6113 on: July 11, 2013, 12:53:23 PM »
Something with sauteed mushrooms, to use up the ones I made Tuesday night.
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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6114 on: July 11, 2013, 08:13:00 PM »
Chinese... the boyfriend took me out because as of today we have been going together for two months. ^.^

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6115 on: July 11, 2013, 10:57:22 PM »
Random vegetable soup from my freezer and a piece of cornbread.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6116 on: July 11, 2013, 11:31:33 PM »
I sauteed onions and some leftover steak with red wine and then made a sandwich with my lone success story from an entire batch of random homemade bread, the garlic and rosemary loaf.  It was actually pretty fantastic.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6117 on: July 12, 2013, 10:53:17 AM »
DH ended up making pan-seared salmon with rice pilaf and sweet peppers.

I have to bake muffins tonight, so probably something light.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6118 on: July 12, 2013, 12:05:59 PM »
I'm eating out since I've got tickets for a play. I think it might be steak pie, but haven't fixed on it yet.
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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6119 on: July 13, 2013, 07:44:31 AM »
Tonight I'm making pulled pork to be served in rolls with bbq sauce, coleslaw and griddled corn on the cob.

Why I am cooking something that needs 7 hours in the oven when it is meant to be one of the hottest days of the year, in a kitchen with no ventilation, I have no idea.