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Mon Feb 3, 2020, 06:51 PM

What's for Dinner, Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Cucumber-kiwi salad over chopped lettuce (mixed spinach and Boston lettuce, hydroponically grown). Dressing is lime juice and agave.

Vegetable soup.

Dessert will be a small serving of pistachio ice cream with a Scottish shortbread cookie.

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Reply What's for Dinner, Mon., Feb. 3, 2020 (Original post)
NJCher Feb 2020 OP
ploppy Feb 2020 #1
northoftheborder Feb 2020 #2
dhol82 Feb 2020 #5
Bayard Feb 2020 #3
brokephibroke Feb 2020 #4
MissMillie Feb 2020 #6

Response to NJCher (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 07:22 PM

1. Pork chops and rice

lots of garlic, onion, some chicken stock and bake it in the oven. Will saute broccoli in olive oil and garlic.

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Response to ploppy (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 07:49 PM

2. Need to ask question about pork chops and rice

In my previous cooking life (decades ago) I often cooked pork chops and rice with onions in the oven - with cream of mushroom or chicken soup over all. Baked slow in the oven. Delicious. Juicy. Flavorful.

I cooked this yesterday, same ingredients. Awful chops: dry, flavorless. I haven't cooked any good pork chops in ages. Is there something different about the way pork is raised??? I also cook pork tenderloin (which I think is from the same part of pig) and is tender and good; so I'm flummoxed. Oh, also I brined the chops, hoping that would help. But no.

Is it the thickness of the chops? Boned or boneless? Mine yesterday were about half an inch, with bone. As I remember, I think the chops were thicker that I cooked in the past.

Would love your experience.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 08:48 PM

5. Pork is bred much, much leaner these days. Leads to dry, stiff chops.

I try to look for as much marbling as I can see.
Canít afford the farm stand heritage breed stuff.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 08:28 PM

3. I have 2 sets of leftovers to choose from...

Spinach stuffed ravioli with sauce

or:

Baked salmon with mayo/plain yogurt/basil/cheddar sauce (new recipe last night--yummy!), mashed sweet potatoes, corn.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 08:41 PM

4. Frozen pizza

And bag of salad.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 09:26 PM

6. leftovers

specifically--a turkey stuffing, and cranberry sandwich

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