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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6780 on: January 14, 2014, 02:41:38 PM »
Corkscrew pasta with chicken, roasted garlic, spinach and Alfredo sauce.

Served with 5 grain Italian bread.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6781 on: January 14, 2014, 06:01:09 PM »
I had a whole meal planned around the pork tenderloin that was thawing in my fridge. I pulled it out to start preparing it, and it's not pork. It is a chuck roast. I have very limited pantry staples on hand, and planned my menu and grocery shopping around using up what I do have, so I have nothing that goes well with beef. The roast had to be made tonight, so I experimented just to say I tried to salvage it. We shall see how it turns out, but I suspect we might be ordering pizza.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6782 on: January 14, 2014, 08:39:12 PM »
That one thread about salad dressing reminded me that the best dressings are homemade, and that way they never get spoiled! So tonight I made this lemon caesar dressing:

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/lv0ca3ig/lemon-caesar-salad.html

I add a little more sour cream and a little less olive oil.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6783 on: January 15, 2014, 12:45:30 AM »
Not dinner, but my breakfast was an amazing cornbread strata that has me excited that I made enough for the rest of the week.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6784 on: January 15, 2014, 08:59:20 AM »
I am probably having eggs benedict for dinner tonight :)  I meant to make it for breakfast this morning, but I had to herd cats.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6785 on: January 15, 2014, 11:36:09 AM »
Not dinner, but my breakfast was an amazing cornbread strata that has me excited that I made enough for the rest of the week.
That sounds great. Do you mind posting the recipe? Or link to it?

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6786 on: January 15, 2014, 02:35:34 PM »
Not dinner, but my breakfast was an amazing cornbread strata that has me excited that I made enough for the rest of the week.
That sounds great. Do you mind posting the recipe? Or link to it?

Sure. I based this off a couple of recipes and scaled down for using up half a batch of leftover cornbread, but I imagine you could scale back up again, just use a 9x13 dish and increase cooking time to 45 minutes. Also, note that it's best to let it sit for a few hours before baking so this isn't a good last minute dish.

1/2 batch of cornbread (6 muffins or 1/2 loaf), crumbled
1/2 bell pepper, sauteed + 1/2 onion, sauteed OR 1 cup frozen peppers and onions (I had the latter)
2 eggs
1 cup milk or cream
salt & pepper
2 ounces cheddar, shredded (about 1/2 cup)

Grease a 9x9 casserole dish.
Put cornbread in the bottom, then top with vegetables.
In a separate bowl, beat together eggs and milk with salt and pepper, then pour over cornbread and vegetables.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 to 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Uncover casserole and bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Edited to add:
This makes 4 servings for me, but I'm a small woman, so your mileage may vary. This morning I served the reheated leftovers with an over easy egg on top, and it was pretty amazing.
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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6787 on: January 15, 2014, 09:10:12 PM »
Bratwurst on potato rolls with all the toppings.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6788 on: January 15, 2014, 10:45:06 PM »
Not dinner but a rather interesting lunch.

I proud of myself for assembling a healthy and easy lunch today of a tortilla filled with beans and avocado and a salad topped with salsa. Except my tortilla was spinach and my salsa was tomatillo, so that my lunch was all green except for my pinto beans.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6789 on: January 15, 2014, 11:19:03 PM »
Take out. My fridge died. 😢

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6790 on: January 15, 2014, 11:49:33 PM »
Not dinner but a rather interesting lunch.

I proud of myself for assembling a healthy and easy lunch today of a tortilla filled with beans and avocado and a salad topped with salsa. Except my tortilla was spinach and my salsa was tomatillo, so that my lunch was all green except for my pinto beans.

That's okay.  That meal is the cosmic balance to all the times you look at your plate and go "How did I end up with a plate with nothing outside of the beige spectrum?"

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6791 on: January 16, 2014, 09:03:47 AM »
Whatever grabbed on the way. I have an event and DH has to drive DS to camp to staff a weekend event.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6792 on: January 16, 2014, 01:35:02 PM »
I am  just relieved to know that I am not the only one that has done this, but in reverse.  I pulled a "beef roast" out of the freezer and defrosted it.  Didn't realize until AFTER it was in the crockpot with beef broth and onion soup mix that it was PORK. 

Roast pork sandwiches weren't bad but not what we were expecting that night.   ::)

I had a whole meal planned around the pork tenderloin that was thawing in my fridge. I pulled it out to start preparing it, and it's not pork. It is a chuck roast. I have very limited pantry staples on hand, and planned my menu and grocery shopping around using up what I do have, so I have nothing that goes well with beef. The roast had to be made tonight, so I experimented just to say I tried to salvage it. We shall see how it turns out, but I suspect we might be ordering pizza.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6793 on: January 18, 2014, 06:57:28 PM »
Spaghetti with homemade meatballs and marinara.

Birthday cake! Hazelnut cream cheese cake with chocolate ice cream.

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Re: What's for Dinner?
« Reply #6794 on: January 18, 2014, 11:31:06 PM »
Broccoli cheese soup (I love my crockpot!) and a salad.