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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:38 PM

What's for Dinner, Sun., June 23, 2019

I'm having a frozen dinner from the supermarket. I know, cop out, but I will make a big salad to go with it.

The frozen dinner I have selected (the RG is at the Fancy Food Show, which is why no homemade dinner for me) is General Tso's chicken. Some company named Innavision or something along that line.

I will, however, make a big, fabulous salad with greens from the garden. I am going to mix in some homegrown iceberg for crispiness. Someone at the community garden gave me a head. I would have never grown this lettuce on my own, as it has a reputation for not being particularly nutritious. The head was about 2 feet across at the base, and then it grew very nicely into a compact head. It was a fabulous sight to see them growing, and I might even have a photo. If I do, coming up in the next post.

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Reply What's for Dinner, Sun., June 23, 2019 (Original post)
NJCher Jun 2019 OP
applegrove Jun 2019 #1
irisblue Jun 2019 #2
NJCher Jun 2019 #3
Ohiogal Jun 2019 #5
tblue37 Jun 2019 #13
NJCher Jun 2019 #25
Polly Hennessey Jun 2019 #18
Kali Jun 2019 #4
kozar Jun 2019 #6
democrank Jun 2019 #10
kozar Jun 2019 #11
murielm99 Jun 2019 #14
kozar Jun 2019 #16
murielm99 Jun 2019 #17
kozar Jun 2019 #19
Blue_playwright Jun 2019 #7
happyaccident Jun 2019 #8
democrank Jun 2019 #9
Bayard Jun 2019 #12
FoxNewsSucks Jun 2019 #15
PJMcK Jun 2019 #20
NJCher Jun 2019 #23
Wawannabe Jun 2019 #21
NJCher Jun 2019 #24
Wawannabe Jun 2019 #30
locks Jun 2019 #22
mercuryblues Jun 2019 #26
lordsummerisle Jun 2019 #27
MadLinguist Jun 2019 #28
yellowdogintexas Jun 2019 #29
Liberty Belle Jun 2019 #31

Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:41 PM

1. Corned beef hash. Mixed kale salad with soya sauce, rosemary dressing.

Wild blueberries with maple syrup and milk.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:46 PM

2. A tofu curry, using a commercial red thai style curry mix

Assorted veggies over rice.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:49 PM

3. pic of iceberg lettuce

This was taken about a week before it was picked, but you can still see the size and the fact that is forming a nice, compact head:



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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:51 PM

5. That looks a lot like the leaf lettuce in my garden!

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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:58 PM

13. I think that is NOT iceberg. Leaf lettuce, I think. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:03 PM

25. fooled me, too

I thought the same until a week later when the iceberg head formed.

Do a Google image search under "iceberg lettuce" and you'll see some growing in the field. What seems to happen is that the lower leaves are very large and spread out and they cut just the head. It's a shame, too, because those lower leaves are much greener than the white of the head. Presumably more vitamins and minerals in the darker part of the leaf?

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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:43 PM

18. Does not look like Iceberg Lettuce.

May be its more stylish cousin?

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:51 PM

4. probably pizza

and the damn salad I made two nights ago

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:00 PM

6. I love cooking, but can't always

Today I felt like cooking,,,I don't do fancy ingredients, I do flavors,, tonight is a chuck roast,,been in oven for 3 hours,,will be great 3 hours form now,, with mushrooms, whole tomatoes, pearl onions, carrots and small potatoes,, wife is making a butternut squash casserole to go with

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Response to kozar (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:32 PM

10. Looks sooooo good!

Enjoy~

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Response to democrank (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:35 PM

11. cmon over,,,,plenty for all!!!! nt

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Response to kozar (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:00 PM

14. That looks wonderful.

Can you post your recipe?

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:35 PM

16. I can,,it is so simple,,,

buy the roast,, buy all the veggies you like,, buy the cheapest french onion dry mix you can find,, x 3
,,I use a crock starter sauce just for seasoning,, and 2 boxes of beef broth,, put 1 box of beef broth in ,,the crock starter mix and whisk,,add all onion mixes and whisk again,,,roast goes in,,,ad all veggies along the side,,,and then the last box of beef broth,, I am not a water fan,although you could do water instead of 2nd box of broth... cover ,, 350 for HOURS! 1 hour before ready to eat,,uncover,,let steam and condense flavors for gravy,, it is that simple

Koz

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Response to kozar (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:36 PM

17. Thank you.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:05 PM

19. no problem n/t

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:07 PM

7. Roasting hot dogs and marshmallows tonight

In our fire pit. Will have sliced tomatoes from the garden and a salad with it.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:29 PM

8. Pasta salad

 

Fusilli pasta,fresh peas, garlic and swiss chard from garden, walnuts and nutritional yeast. I make two-three days worth, good to avoid cooking in summer. My favorite vegan recipe(I eat meat.)

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:31 PM

9. Been craving pasta for some reason.

Sautéed a pan of kale, onion and garlic, threw in pieces of leftover roasted acorn squash. Added that to cooked pasta, topped it with freshly shredded Parmesan.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:44 PM

12. I'm thinking black beans

On whole wheat tortillas, with green salsa, cheese, and plain yogurt. One of my quick go-to meals. Storming here right now, with possible hail.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:16 PM

15. Pork chop

With a maple seasoning rub I got in Vermont. I'm also going to bake some spiralized sweet potatoes

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:54 PM

20. Sorry that I've been out of touch

I had to travel for the last couple of weeks and ate at a lot of restaurants. I gained five pounds. Weird.

We're home in NYC and the Landlady(!) is roasting chicken. Yellow rice and steamed broccoli as sides.

It's comforting to be home. We love to travel but it's tiring!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:52 PM

23. missed you!

I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Welcome back. Dinner sounds de-lish.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:26 PM

21. Black and blue burger

On a pretzel bun with lettuce and kale from my little garden. Also red onion and A 1 sauce. Mmmmmmm!
Homemade mac n cheese with sharp yellow and white cheddars. Corn off the cob- Fried in the same pan as the burger.

Fresh fruit later. Pineapple, peach, apple and blood oranges. Making a honey, coconut vinegar and blood orange dressing for the fruit. I will eat the rest of the fruit for breakfast tomorrow and have already packed my lunch from the extras from my dinner. Have a nice night!

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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:57 PM

24. mmm

very creative!

I especially was interested in the dressing for the fruit. I might try it, having bought 3 kiwis to go with strawberries and blackberries.

I don't know if I have coconut vinegar, though.

Re little garden, something occurred to me tonight. I bought some broccoli at the store, having just come from the community garden where several gardeners have nice heads of broccoli ready to pick. I don't have any broccoli growing and in fact, have never been able to get it grow.

I was going to buy 3 or 4 heads of broccoli at the store, but thought about how I'd have been thrilled with one head if I'd grown it! So I just bought one head.

Funny what perspective a garden can give.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:01 PM

30. I have grown broccoli

But it isn’t easy. I grew in MO. Needs to be relatively cool and constantly battling bugs. I did not spray except with water to “wash” bugs off. Maybe try broccoli micro greens.
Easy but you have to plant a lot of seeds so you can harvest enough to use. Sort of like doing bean sprouts but in the dirt or seed medium. You can always pick out some of your seedlings to grow in a shady spot to see how they do.

Current garden is a raised bed with kale, red lettuce, lemon thyme, cilantro and spinach. I always look forward to eating food I grow!! I’m about to move so haven’t planted any summer items.

I’ve “taken” and cooked with ACV for many years and recently added the coconut vinegar to my diet. Very good for you like acv.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:30 PM

22. orange colored beets

microwave till done, peel and slice. Delicious with butter.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:15 PM

26. BBQ beef ribs

with homemade rice pilaf and Italian green beans.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:34 PM

27. I fasted this evening n/t

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:39 PM

28. shrimp in eggplant sauce

over white rice. Recovering from rum punch made with oranges from a neighbor's tree. I was a little too zealous with the rum. Shrimp on Sunday is a tradition at my house

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:50 PM

29. sitting here eating a bowl of cherries

We had a large late lunch at Five Guys and I did not want to have anything heavy for supper.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 12:55 AM

31. Salmon patties on the grill, with garden-fresh tomatoes and carrot salad.

To make the carrot salad healthier instead of mayo I used peach yogurt, along with crush pineapple, raisins and shredded carrots. Everyone liked it.

Salmon patties were from Trader Joe's, with some added spices, dilll etc.

Marinated red, yellow and purple tomato slices in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Also had guacamole and pita chips.

All in all a healthy summer meal, and the whole thing took less than an hour to put together.

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