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Old 12-04-2012, 08:23 PM   #441
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I have not had venison for a while. Thought I saw ground elk at Sprouts today. Perhaps I will have elk burger this weekend.
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I have not had venison for a while. Thought I saw ground elk at Sprouts today. Perhaps I will have elk burger this weekend.
Elk is wonderful in chili.

Lessee...what I ate today...

Crackers and spinach dip for lunch.

Half price Sonic cheeseburger and fries for supper.

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Let's see.....

Breakfast: cafe au lait with a sprinkle of cocoa powder, whole wheat toast, pear jam.

Lunch: I guess I forgot.

Snack: glass of orange juice, lots of pulp, just the way I like it.

Dinner: 6 oz steak, grilled with a little piece of Stilton melted on top, roasted garlic potatoes and beets. Veggies were from the freezer, leftovers from recent dinner party. Glass of red wine. Cheers!

This ER thing is very economical on the food budget. You get to actually use the food you buy, and you have time to buy it fresh. No more waste!
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fresh California figs as a snack
homemade Jager Schnitzel for midday dinner
homemade chocolate ice cream with a little bit of creamy peanut butter on the side for dessert
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I made this tonight, with yukon gold mashed potatoes and broccoli. I highly recommend this recipe!

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:44 AM   #446
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Yesterday I invented a new chicken casserole recipe, improvising on the hunter's lamb casserole that I shared on December 4th.

Ingredients:

1 kg of skinned, boneless chicken thighs
2 garlic cloves, crushed
16 medium sized mushrooms
1 cup of steamed basmati rice (leftovers)
Sage
Paprika
Cider vinegar
Low salt organic chicken bouillon
Slice of lemon

What I did:

Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large saucepan and brown the chicken pieces. Add garlic, sage, paprika, 1/2 cup cider vinegar, 1/2 cup bouillon, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring to avoid any chicken sticking to the bottom.

In a separate pan, sauté the mushrooms in 1 tbsp olive oil, then add them to the chicken. Now stir in the rice. Add the slice of lemon.

Transfer the whole thing to an ovenproof casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes 4-6 portions. Serve with vegetables of your choice. I used broccoli.

This was absolutely delicious. The rice gave it a nice texture and the lemon was reminiscent of a Greek dish. This is so much healthier than processed food, or dumping a can of Campbell's soup in a pile of chicken.

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #447
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Breakfast: greek yogurt with frozen blueberries, small glass orange/pinapple juice and a k-cup of Starbuck's Pike Place Roast

Lunch will be a bologna sandwich on wheat with tomato slices, lettuce, roasted red pepper slices and brown mustard; kettle cooked bbq chips and slaw; a large glass of water

Dinner will be sweet Italian sausage with bell peppers, onions and potatoes and a small side salad with a mixture of blue cheese and Russian dressings; a glass of unsweetened tea with lime slices

It is so nice to be able to think and plan and then create meals. Fast food lost its glitter a long time ago.
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Not eating it yet as it is still cookin', but I woke up this cold morning and felt like some Manhattan clam chowder for lunch.

I first had a taste of this soup nearly 40 years ago, out of a can of Campbell soup. I've always liked this more than New England clam chowder, because it has tomato, I guess. Campbell stopped making this soup long ago. I guess it has not been popular.

Anyway, looking for a recipe on the Web, I found what was said about this soup by renowned chef James Beard (1903-1985) "...that rather horrendous soup called Manhattan clam chowder. . . resembles a vegetable soup that accidentally had some clams dumped into it."

Hah! Well, I like it and I am not goin' to be talked out of it. Anyway, I do not have live clams on hand and have to use canned clams, otherwise it would look like the following picture linked off the Epicurious site (Manhattan Clam Chowder Photo at Epicurious.com)


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Last night, we had some grilled pork chops.

Today, on a grocery run, saw some good-looking NY strips at Fresh & Easy, so bought some for dinner. Just finished eating it.

It has been a while since I last grilled a steak. Nowadays, I brown the meat in a pan, then finish it in the oven. With a digital thermometer standing watch, I always hit the perfect medium rare. Then, the pan gets deglazed with some brandy to make a sauce. Gosh, just typing this makes me feel hungry all over again. Should have had two pieces instead of just one. Well, I already had more than one as DW needed help, as usual.

Will wait a bit, then go pour myself an after-dinner shot. Have not touched that bottle of tequila since New Year day.

Life is so good, I wonder why I am so lucky.
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Breakfast: chai tea with nutmeg, waffles with blackberries and Greek yogurt.
Late lunch/early dinner: baked Chicken Neptune (from my wonderful local butcher), steamed broccoli and carrots.
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Sprouts was having a sale on red and green bell peppers, so I decided to make sausage and peppers and onions for lunch. I used both sweet and hot sausage and cooked it in homemade marinara sauce. The smell is addictive!!!!!

Breakfast today was wheat toast with sugar-free blueberry jam, 2 eggs sunny side up, and reheated fried potatoes from last night.

Dinner will be roasted chicken breasts with California blend vegetables and mashed potatoes with homemade chicken gravy.

It is so nice to plan meals & have the time to cook and enjoy the food. If I never saw another fast-food joint, I don't think I would mind.
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It is so nice to plan meals & have the time to cook and enjoy the food. If I never saw another fast-food joint, I don't think I would mind.
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Sprouts was having a sale on red and green bell peppers, so I decided to make sausage and peppers and onions for lunch. I used both sweet and hot sausage and cooked it in homemade marinara sauce. The smell is addictive!!!!!

.... Dinner will be roasted chicken breasts with California blend vegetables and mashed potatoes with homemade chicken gravy.
Hey, I have made the above dishes several times. And we also have a couple of Sprouts stores here.
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I really like Sprouts. They took over the old SunHarvest store and, to my way of thinking, drastically improved it. Good sales and very good quality of food. Never got a bad cut of meat and fruits and vegetables are fresh and tasty.

The menu I mentioned just seemed right for a cold winter day. Prof12
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Another +1 for sprouts. I like their 5.00 deli counter sandwiches when I want some simple take-out.

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I really like Sprouts. They took over the old SunHarvest store and, to my way of thinking, drastically improved it. Good sales and very good quality of food. Never got a bad cut of meat and fruits and vegetables are fresh and tasty.

The menu I mentioned just seemed right for a cold winter day. Prof12
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Leftover House Special Egg Fu Yung (shrimp,chicken & pork) and rice. Mr B cooked picked up chinese takeout last night.
He is doing his weekly Friday night volunteer thing, so he will have fish fry.
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Didn't feel so great today so I skipped eating lunch out with F. Instead, I am at home, snuggling in a warm blanket with a cup of hot gumbo for lunch. Those hot spices really have a curative effect on me for some reason.

For breakfast I had a cup of peach herb tea and an apple.
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Didn't feel so great today so I skipped eating lunch out with F. Instead, I am at home, snuggling in a warm blanket with a cup of hot gumbo for lunch. Those hot spices really have a curative effect on me for some reason.
Sorry you're feeling bad. Gumbo is one of those dishes I'm looking forward to eating one day. Prepared and consumed where it originated, of course.
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Sorry you're feeling bad. Gumbo is one of those dishes I'm looking forward to eating one day. Prepared and consumed where it originated, of course.
Thanks. Yes, I think it probably needs to be prepared and consumed in south Louisiana. Once when on business travel I ordered a cup of gumbo for dinner, at Casino Magic in Biloxi. I thought, "gee, this is only an hour away from New Orleans, how bad could it be?" But I swear it tasted like fish soup prepared with lukewarm dishwater.

Oh, and that's Louisiana for you. Our business meeting was taking place in the casino's conference room. Sure made me nervous due to ethics concerns.
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Breakfast: Whataburger Breakfast-on-a-bun (egg,sausage,bun/hash browns) diet coke. Yes, I said DIET coke!

Lunch: Friend treated me to Applebee's since it's my birthday! I had the New Orleans Skillet. Good, very spicy.

Dinner: Nothing yet, I'm still at work, working overtime. Probably going home & having some left-over stew that the friend mentioned at lunch above came over & made for me yesterday!
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