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What's for Dinner?
February 26, 2013
11:53 pm
Squeegees Mom
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BuckeyeGirl said
Hamburgers and potato something or other.  The other day when I was at the store and wanted hamburger meat they were all out except for the 73% stuff and the delivery truck was stuck in Missouri because of the storm.  I bought a chuck roast and today ground my own hamburger meat with the help of DH.  May have to do that more often.

 

Oh, I wish I had a meat grinder so I could custom grind my own meats! Maybe one of these days...Good job being thrifty and health conscious BuckeyeGirl.

February 27, 2013
8:49 am
mamajhk
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I use the old fashioned hand crank one that was my mother's.  It does a better job on grinding than my food processor.  I just wish I knew more about the blades.  There is nothing online about them.

February 27, 2013
9:06 am
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~ eeek ~  my quote box didn't come up right Squeegees Mom!  That was actually mamajhk's dinner plan!!!  (though it sounds like a really great one!)  I posted about how when we were kids that we had a whole production line on really good sales of chuck roasts.  It was incredibly cheap to by the roasts instead of ground meat!  Our labor cost was high though.  I still do it when I can because it's worth KNOWING what's in your hamburger to me.   Back in the day we had an electric grinder, now what I have is an old fashioned grinder that a neighbor gave me because she never used it.  (bless her for that!)

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February 27, 2013
9:29 am
mamajhk
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Who needs fancy gym equipment when you can get an arm workout using those grinders right, BEG.yes

February 27, 2013
11:04 am
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Tonight we are having Itailian sausages with peppers and onions sandwitches.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

February 27, 2013
9:51 pm
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I made the Million Dollar Spaghetti that's been floating around Pinterest and Facebook tonight...with my own revisions of course :)  

Not really sure how the amounts that are in the recipes make a 9x13 pan full of casserole.  I doubled the pasta (used penne instead of spaghetti, too), used 1 1/2 pounds of burger instead of a pound, 24 ounces of sauce instead of 16, 1 cup of sour cream instead of 1/4 cup, and 2 cups of cheese instead of 1 cup.  I had the lasagna pan out until I put 1/2 of the pasta in the bottom and it didn't cover the bottom (this 1/2 amount was the original FULL amount), so I got the 9x13 out and all of this extra stuff made a full pan.

BUT it's amazing!!!  More than a spaghetti, different than a lasagna.  

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February 28, 2013
7:55 am
justdeborah2002
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dinner was jasmine rice cooked with a little salt....I have salmonella poisoning right now and can't keep anything in, so, the BRAT diet it is.  But you know, jasmine rice with salt is pretty darn tasty!

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February 28, 2013
10:04 am
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Salmonella?  Yikes!  Hope you get better quick!

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold
February 28, 2013
11:31 am
mamajoseph
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Double crunch honey/garlic chicken (found on Pinterest), black eyed peas and green beans. It was good!

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March 1, 2013
9:18 am
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 Putting a large chicken in to the small Nesco oven, so roasted chicken with veggies and fried apples.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

March 1, 2013
1:29 pm
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Making a special treat for my honey:  Sausage Rolls (http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/04/sunday-brunch-sausage-rolls-recipe-british-pigs-in-blanket.html), a snack that he misses from growing up in the UK.  I'm using reduced-fat sausage to make them and serving them with a big pan of roasted vegetables.  Something like french fries as a side is probably more traditional, but I'm trying to feed the guy, not kill him.  ;)

March 1, 2013
2:51 pm
BuckeyeGirl
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Those look really good STH!  Really easy too all things considered, I think I may have to try them!

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March 2, 2013
11:43 am
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Yeah, they were great!  It complicated things a bit that the package size on my sausage and puff pastry was different than those in the recipe, but I figured out that nine rolls would be the yield on 12 oz. of sausage (about 1.3 oz. each).  I think the mustard is optional; my honey said it isn't traditional, but he didn't mind it and I liked it.  I wouldn't make these with full-fat sausage--I think they would be way too greasy--but apparently that's the way they're usually made.  YMMV.

March 2, 2013
3:37 pm
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Tea smoked tilapia, brown rice and corn. First time smoking tea on the stove top; everyone liked it.

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March 2, 2013
6:35 pm
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I tried out my new elec. pressure cooker last night with a roast so tonight is beef manhattans.

March 3, 2013
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happy-flowerWe are having neighbors over for dinner this evening, a nice big pot of bean soup is cooking, will have corn bread muffins and sticks to go with and brownies for desert. Everthing can be made ahead so we can all visit.

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

March 3, 2013
10:42 am
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homemade pizza is on the agenda for Sunday night dinner....everyone gets to build their own, fun fun fun

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March 4, 2013
4:09 pm
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justdeborah, I've thought for a while that a make-your-own-pizza bar would be a fun idea for a party.  My question is how do you cook them so that people can more or less eat at the same time?

March 4, 2013
8:00 pm
mamajhk
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I don't know how justdeborah2002 does hers but when I do it with the granddaughters I premake the crust and either have them pat them out in the pan or I have it already done and just have them add the sauce, toppings (meat, etc) and cheese.  Then they all go into the oven at the same time.  BTW these are individual pizzas (usually about 6 in. rounds).  

March 5, 2013
8:12 am
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my pizzas were bigger than 6 inches....more like 10 inch round-ish crusts that I brushed with olive oil and prebaked, 2 to a baking sheet, 2 baking sheets at a time, for about 15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through.  Then I pulled out the pans, laid them on the table onto multiple hotmats, and told everyone not to touch the pans as they dressed their pizza.  All the fixings were on the table (sauteed onions, diced red onion, sliced tomatoes, olives, hot peppers, sausage, homemade pizza sauce, cheese curds, smoked mozzarella, parmesan, diced green pepper, and pineapple tidbits.  As everyone was building their pizza, I popped my crust into the oven to prebake.  When mine was done, their's went into the oven to finish.  I dressed mine, and popped it in after theirs came out.  

So, all in all...four people ate about 5 minutes before I did.  Hope the explanation makes sense.  If you made smaller pizzas, you could feed more people at once....but I was ok with starting to eat a few minutes after the others.  

HTH

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