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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 05:17 PM

What's for Dinner, Sat., Sept. 11, 2021

It's going to be a leftovers night here because I'm still not through with yard work.

Soup (tomato-garbanzo with rosemary), a turkey breast sandwich, and some watermelon for dessert.

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Reply What's for Dinner, Sat., Sept. 11, 2021 (Original post)
NJCher Sep 11 OP
AllaN01Bear Sep 11 #1
irisblue Sep 11 #2
Backseat Driver Sep 11 #3
Runningdawg Sep 11 #4
NJCher Sep 11 #10
PJMcK Sep 11 #5
FoxNewsSucks Sep 11 #6
bucolic_frolic Sep 11 #7
MissMillie Sep 11 #8
TomSlick Sep 11 #9
Cairycat Sep 11 #11
NJCher Sep 12 #12

Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 05:19 PM

1. i dont know yet.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 05:20 PM

2. Salad with chicken & decafe cold tea

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 05:25 PM

3. Something very light as the old tummy not the best

Soup?

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 05:36 PM

4. Double feature movie night, we are just having appetizers;

shrimp cocktail
hummus with celery and carrots
fried pickles
steamed pork pot stickers
no-bake date cookies

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 07:25 PM

10. fun menu

My brother did fried pickles in his air fryer (I gave it to him for his birthday present).

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 05:40 PM

5. Ribs

We're visiting with the Landlady(!)'s mother in Virginia outside the District. It was a beautiful afternoon and the city looked lovely on this solemn anniversary.

MIL started the pork ribs this morning, making her own rub and sauce. She slow cooked them in a crockpot and I'll finish them on the grill. Her rub/sauce is, she claims, authentic Texan. Then she added that she was glad she no longer lives in the Lone Star State.

I'm also going to grill white corn on the cob and some red & green peppers and onions. Homemade pork and beans and Cole slaw on the side.

Macadamia nut chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 05:56 PM

6. Fried Chicken

Garlic mashed potatoes, fresh green beans

2014 Estancia Zinfandel

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 06:34 PM

7. Haddock, sweet potatoes, greens, onions

Ginger cookies for dessert

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 06:43 PM

8. I ate w/ Dad again tonight

I made dinner for him, and he wanted me to eat with him, so I did.

I marinated some shrimp w/ olive oil, garlic and pepper for about 20 minutes, and then just cooked it in a hot skillet. As I took it off the heat, I added a tbsp of butter and the juice of a lemon. I guess you could call it shrimp scampi.

We had that w/ rice pilaf and steamed broccoli.


I had taken some ground beef out of the freezer for our house, for cheeseburgers. Al's not ready to eat yet, but when he is, I'll make him a burger.


All kinds of ice cream in the freezer if we go looking for dessert.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 06:56 PM

9. Bacon/Cheese Burgers and Fries on the backyard griddle.

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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 07:54 PM

11. Baked tandoori chicken skewers

vegetables in a red curry sauce with coconut milk, all on rice.

The chicken skewers were okay but I think I should have baked them on a broiler pan at a little higher temp. (Recipe called for 360 but I think 400 or even 425 would have been better.) I broiled them at the end and that helped.

I have a cook job weeknights, and love to cook on the weekends, and I always have to critique my cooking and think how I could improve. Do you do that?

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Response to Cairycat (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 12, 2021, 01:20 AM

12. salt quandary

I always have to critique my cooking and think how I could improve. Do you do that?

Yes, I'm always looking to improve the dishes I make. Each time I make something I try to learn something new.

I don't know if you read yesterday's post where I was dissatisfied with a tomato soup. In that case, I made an absent-minded mistake and went overboard in another direction, trying to figure out what to do about this unexciting soup--when it was a very simple, obvious mistake. I forgot that fresh tomatoes need salt. I did salt the tomatoes (the amount of my fresh tomatoes was equivalent to a 48 oz can), but it was just a light sprinkle of salt.

I salted to taste after I figured out my error, but then I got curious as to how much salt manufacturers put in per cup, or how much would a 48 oz can require in teaspoons, according to the way U.S. canners added salt?

Except there's one problem in figuring this out: salt and sodium are not the same thing. Sodium is what is listed on the label. They don't tell you how much salt.

Cento, for example, has 115 g of sodium per half cup while Hunts has 121.

What I wanted to know is what is a good rule of thumb for fresh tomatoes/salt, for a soup or sauce.

So far the best I've been able to figure out is most recipes only require a about a teaspoon to every four cups of chopped tomatoes. Taste of Home is one of the recipes I looked at.

I still don't really have an answer, and I'm not sure how much it matters since I will salt to taste anyway.





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