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post #1 of 59 Old 07-10-2019, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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What's for dinner?

Didn't we used to have a thread like this? I have hit the summertime blahs, and I think I've made every kind of salad under the sun. Maybe you guys can inspire me!

I'll start. Tonight I'm actually COOKING dinner, not just making a salad. It's a meal I got from Plated, chorizo-spiced cod. I have made this recipe from them before, but me being me I was not satisifed with how they do it, so I triple the spices, add lots of extra veggies, and serve over lemon and feta whole wheat orzo pasta. The only problem is that it's a hot, stewy meal and IMO not really suited to Texas in the summertime. At least I can just turn the AC down...
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post #2 of 59 Old 07-10-2019, 09:04 PM
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Today I took the time to make roasted redskin potatoes, carrots, and asparagus on a bed of quinoa made with vegetable stock. The roasted vegetables were really tasty, even after being outside in the heat and humidity all day. I treated myself with a banana, strawberry, and soy milk smoothie. Usually I toss a bit of vanilla yogurt into it, but my fridge has run a bit empty until I get back to the store. I'm hoping to get out of work early enough one of these days to hit up the local farmer's market and get some fresher fruits and veggies to roast and make smoothies out of!
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post #3 of 59 Old 07-10-2019, 09:08 PM
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O m g...I had some boneless country style pork ribs in the freezer....I thawed them in the microwave, mixed soy sauce, brown sugar, (1/4 c ea), rice vinegar and sesame oil, chopped ginger and garlic(1 T ea) and some red pepper flakes. Put it all in the crock pot, and cooked on low. Reduced the liquid with some cornstarch to thicken, added some shredded carrot and sesame seeds, and served over rice. yUM, if I do say so, myself!

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post #4 of 59 Old 07-10-2019, 10:04 PM
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I, uh.....

I had a reheated Taco Bell taco. :'D

In my defense, I'm staying at someone's house and they don't have much in the way of food. Or cooking utensils. Or a kitchen. 😛
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post #5 of 59 Old 07-10-2019, 10:14 PM
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Have you done Taco Salad for a change of pace?
Your choice of meat, add greens, tomato, onion, cheese, sour cream and some guacamole....re-fried beans if you want/like.
Add spices to your taste and liking...

Only part I can't figure to make is the hard-shelled bowl to hold everything.

Some warmed tortilla chips with a dipping salsa...
Easy dinner....

So we had tonight...
Favorite long-time standard tonight...
Spaghetti and meatballs...meatballs homemade.
Cracked a jar of sauce but added in sauteed vegetables so "chunky" but still need to be have a bubbling mess on the stove so meatballs cook properly...
House smelled heavenly....
I make enough extra sauce and meatballs we have hero's for dinner another night hot or cold your choice.
Add a toss salad with tiny grape tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, sweet onion over a bed of mixed greens and some shredded cheese...
Suppers ready.

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post #6 of 59 Old 07-10-2019, 10:28 PM
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I made shrimp in a garlic sauce served over pasta with roasted broccolini. Dessert was apple pie with cinnamon crumb topping. Couldn't sleep last night or there would not have been dessert.
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post #7 of 59 Old 07-10-2019, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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@QtrBel wow, I pretty much never make dessert. You get bonus points!
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post #8 of 59 Old 07-10-2019, 10:33 PM
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Paella with bell peppers, onion, chicken thighs, linguisa, shrimp, baby peas, saffron, paprika, arborio rice cooked in homemade chicken stock and white wine. For company; I would never cook that for myself. I'm more of bowl of cornflakes for dinner kind of person.

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post #9 of 59 Old 07-11-2019, 07:34 AM
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I was riding, so hubby cooked. Buffalo wings and veggies and dip.
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post #10 of 59 Old 07-11-2019, 08:45 AM
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Wow, I never thought of ribs in a crock pot. Going to have to try that one! My go to is roasted potatoes on the grill, and grilled marinated chicken or beef, add veggie and salad and we are good to go! Or better yet, pull something from the freezer that was already made and heat. That's what I did the other night we had stuffed shells, meatballs from the freezer with salad and fresh Italian bread, yum. But then pasta of any kind or shape or sauce is my absolute FAVORITE meal.

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