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Fri Sep 10, 2021, 03:59 PM

What's for Dinner, Fri., Sept. 10, 2021

Burgers on brioche rolls and sweet potato cottage fries.

Mixed hatch chilies and provolone in the burger mix.

Regarding the soup I made yesterday (tomato soup with garbanzos and rosemary):

I made a mistake with it and wasn't happy with this dish. Trouble is, I didn't know what my mistake was. I just knew I was not excited about having it at future meals.

The RG is away on business, so I emailed him the recipe, which he thought had good ingredients. He made a few suggestions, such as adding 1/2 cup of white wine, which I tried. It did improve, but it wasn't great.

Then I remembered something he told me a long time ago: fresh tomatoes, when used in soup, require quite a bit of salt.

Sure enough, when I added more salt, the dish came alive and I liked it a lot. It really is a good soup now, with the fresh flavors of tomato, celery, onion, etc.

Problem solved.

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Thanks, everyone, for your comments on my new dinnerware. Bucolic, I had to look up those various patterns you mentioned. You have some pretty dishes, and yes, I am going to use this every day. I won't be saving for special occasions.

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Reply What's for Dinner, Fri., Sept. 10, 2021 (Original post)
NJCher Sep 10 OP
Yonnie3 Sep 10 #1
Yonnie3 Sep 10 #11
Jilly_in_VA Sep 10 #2
NJCher Sep 10 #3
Jilly_in_VA Sep 10 #4
irisblue Sep 10 #5
iamateacher Sep 10 #6
FoxNewsSucks Sep 10 #7
bucolic_frolic Sep 10 #8
MissMillie Sep 10 #9
no_hypocrisy Sep 10 #10
alfredo Sep 10 #12

Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 04:16 PM

1. Ribs

Spare ribs, slow baked and a bit of BBQ sauce to finish
Baked cabbage wedges with onion
Frozen broccoli and cauliflower

FLFC is tormented by the aroma and just can't wait. He's having some dog food and some ground beef to tide him over.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 09:26 PM

11. Poor little FLFC got so hungry before the ribs were ready that he ate and went to sleep.

I suspect he'll be having some later.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 04:28 PM

2. Pasta night

Spaghetti with red clam sauce made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, onions, and frozen clam meat.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 04:31 PM

3. fresh tomatoes?

Add salt!

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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 04:39 PM

4. Of course

I don't cook without salt.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 04:58 PM

5. Taco salad and as usual, cold decafe tea

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 04:59 PM

6. Glamping

Gazpacho (with salt), veggie burgers with fresh tomato , pickles, and candy onions, red potato salad, cole slaw.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 06:09 PM

7. Broiled salmon

with some corn on the cob

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 06:10 PM

8. Chicken, potatoes, carrots, greens



NJCher, OMGoodness, looking up my patterns. They are old. Mid Century Colonial. People in white houses with 4 course dinners every weekend. Linen tablecloths, napkins. Prim and proper. It was part of my childhood I suppose but not much after 70s or 80s.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 06:28 PM

9. I cooked for Dad tonight

So I ate w/ him.

We had some baked cod, rice pilaf and some sauteed asparagas.

Dad will have a bowl of ice cream for dessert before he goes to bed tonight.

Al is having the leftover curry.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 06:51 PM

10. Choice of take-out: Curried Goat or Egg Rolls and Roasted Pork w/ Broccoli

Egg Rolls & Co. won.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 10:28 PM

12. Turmeric Pepper chicken wings, tomato, cuke, onion in a vinaigrette.

Last night it was tuna burgers

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