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Old 08-02-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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The What's For Dinner Thread - August '09(recipe index in OP)

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This is our new thread to post and share recipes!

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"Freddie - our pool boy"; scotlass
Grilled chicken on roasted fennel and cherry tomatoes, with kalamata olives; liamsaunt
Avocado BLT; liamsaunt
Pan-fried flounder, green beans and wild rice; liamandcaili
Shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce with capers, currants, fidelius, and pine nuts; liamsaunt
Poached salmon on a bed of corn and zucchini with a white wine sauce; liamsaunt
Arugula salad with apricots and pistachios in a lemon vinagrette; liamsaunt
Turkey burgers and sweet potato fries; liamsaunt
Pasta with pesto, pine nuts, and peas, Corn, tomato, avocado relish; liamsaunt
Beer can chicken, caprese salad, antipasto plate; liamsaunt
Grilled cornish hens with a mango-avocado salsa; liamsaunt
Bucatini with some tomatoes and arugula from the market, chicken sausage and fresh mozzarella; liamsaunt
Greek salad, grilled pita, and striped bass with lemon sauce; liamsaunt
BELTs and waffle fries; liamsaunt
Seared Scallops with Warm Tuscan Beans; shovan
Chicken milanese; liamsaunt
Blueberry pancakes; liamsaunt
Grilled cheese stuffed-bacon wrapped chicken on corn risotto with a tomato=parmesean salsa; liamsaunt
Grilled eggplant parmesean, grilled garlic bruschetta; liamsaunt
Grilled porterhouse, Grilled eggplant parmesean, heirloom tomato bruschetta, Italian meats, arugula salad; liamsaunt
Seared halibut in lemon sauce over an orzo-spinach-tomato medley with sauteed soft shell crabs, bucatini with heirloom tomato sauce, chicken and steak sandwich, grilled cornish hens with peach salsa, curried sweets, squash and snap peas, tomatoes and bento boxes; liamsaunt
Salmon with Lemon, Capers, and Rosemary and Fresh Green Beans, Fennel, and Feta Cheese; shovan
Soda can chicken and Grilled Margherita Pizza; shovan
Sourdough Bread; shovan
Fresh corn cakes topped with heirloom tomatoes, goat cheese, and bacon, and an arugula salad and popovers; liamsaunt
Banana bread; Nancyg56
Lentil soup and naan; shovan
Pasta and meatballs; liamsaunt
Seafood fra diavolo and pizza; liamsaunt
Sole meurniere with rice and asparagus; liamsaunt
Wedge salad with blue cheese and bacon, baked orzo, and chicken stuffed with goat cheese and basil; liamsaunt
Singapore style noodles; liamsaunt
Spaetzle and wursts, and sauteed apples, roasted chicken with mashed cannelini beans and rosemary and roasted brussel sprouts, chicken and mushrooms, with pasta in a lemon arugula cream sauce and broccoli; liamsaunt
Gorgonzola garlic bread, Ravioli pomodoro, breakfast for dinner, sparkling cider-cognac cocktail and shrimp fra diavolo; liamsaunt
Popovers, prosciutto/brie baguette and black bean soup and chile quesadilla; liamsaunt
Shrimp with garlic-caramel sauce, sesame sugar snaps and jasmine rice; liamsaunt
Chicken fried rice; liamsaunt
Chicken korma, mutter paneer, naan (store bought), saag paneer, and chole chaat and Basmati rice; liamsaunt
Spoon bread, fried pork chop, mustard and collard greens ; shovan
German sausages with pierogies, sauerkraut, and applesauce; liamsaunt
Ceasar salad and seafood fra diavolo; liamsaunt
Cider braised chicken with buttered egg noodles and sauteed spinach; liamsaunt
Rolls made from pizza dough, rolled in butter, garlic, and rosemary and Penne with tomato-sausage sauce; liamsaunt
Sweet Potato, Leek and Bacon Soup; shovan
Bean, Proscuitto, Pork "Cassoulet", Plated Beans, Braised Lamb in Red Wine & Sauteed Spinach/Arugula, Brandy & Port Poached Pear & Cherries with Chocolate "Flan"; shovan
Mushroom ragout, with mashers and broccoli, pizza on wholewheat crust and fish tacos and rice with pigeon peas; liamsaunt
Asian glazed salmon, bok choy, and soba noodles with cucumber and carrot; liamsaunt
Cedar Planked Maple Glazed Salmon, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans with toasted almonds & bacon; shovan
Green vegetable assortment with shallots; liamsaunt
Braised pork chops and chicken sausages in a tomato ragout, flat iron steak with red wine sauce, chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese, flattened baby red potatoes, spinach, and a delicious zucchini gratin, roasted garlic and wild mushroom pasta; liamsaunt


Edible spiders; EJ4Disney
Guacamole; liamandcaili
Honey Roasted Almonds; liamandcaili
Shrimp and Ginger Siu Mai Dumplings; Disney Ron


Berry martini; Nancyg56
Hot Apple Pie; Disney Ron


Banana Bread; Nancyg56
Banana Bread; Rogue26
Beer Batter; liamsaunt
Cheesy Corn Muffins; ugadog99
Crystal Palace Fire Roasted Spoon Bread; Rogue26
Grandma's Cabbage Bread; EJ4Disney
Honey Oat casserole bread; Nancyg56
Sheryl's spoon bread; shovan


Baked Blueberry French Toast; OKWMom
Blueberry Breakfast; Glynis
Maple French Toast Casserole; Glynis
Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Breakfast Rolls; HERSEY
Raspberry-Cinnamon French Toast; Glynis


Angel Cake ; Nancyg56
Apple Snack Cake; Nancyg56
Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie; FormrCastMbr
Chunky Banana Bran Muffins; DisneyRon
Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake; NEVERENOUGHWDW
Irish Cream Bundt Cake ; Disney Ron
Moist & creamy coconut cake; TigerKat
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake; Nancyg56
Sour cream coffee cake; Disney Ron
Sour Cream Peach Pie; bigmerle1966
Swedish Apple Pie; Disney Ron


Chocolate Caramel Corn; HERSEY
Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn; HERSEY
Send Me To The Milky Way Cookies; HERSEY


Baked Custard; Nancyg56
Cobbler; Nancyg56


Beef, Black Bean, and Chorizo Chili; nucpharm29
Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce; liamandcaili
Cheese-Stuffed Meatloaves ; OKWMom
Chuckwagon Casserole; Nancyg56
Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole; Glynis
Crockpot Creole steak; TigerKat
Crockpot Meatloaf(link); FormrCastMbr
Cuban Ropa Vieja; Aimeedyan
Grands Taco melt; HERSEY
Momma Neely's Pot Roast; TigerKat
Pizza tortilla; flying_babyb
Poor Man's Stroganoff; Disney Ron
Pumpkin black bean bake; Aimeedyan
Thai Noodles With Curried Ground Beef Sauce Recipe ; HERSEY
The Ultimate Beef Stew; HERSEY


Italian Ravioli Stew; Glynis
Mac and Cheese Spaghetti; Aimeedyan
Quick & Easy Casserole; Pooh 67 68


Asian Pork with Noodles; Aimeedyan
Black Beans; zipuzee
Braised pork chops; liamsaunt
Fried Pork Chops(link); TigerKat
Pork Burritos; bigmerle1966
Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Rum; NEVERENOUGHWDW
Spiced-rubbed pork tenderloin; HERSEY
Succulent Braised Pork; TigerKat


Beer can chicken ; DisneyRon
Chicken Broccoli Divan Casserole; Disney Ron
Chicken Deluxe; Nancyg56
Chicken Milanese; liamsaunt
Crockpot White Chicken Chili; ugadog99
Good Karma Schawarma; nucpharm29
Saucy Asian Meatballs; Glynis
Spicy Chicken Teriyaki; NEVERENOUGHWDW
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Fresh Corn Risotto and Tomato Relish; liamandcaili
Sweet and sour crockpot chicken; Rogue26
Tuscan Turkey Slow Cooker Pasta; nucpharm29


Baked Shrimp Scampi; Rogue26
Goat Cheese Salmon; Aimeedyan
Home-Style Shrimp Curry ; Aimeedyan
Salmon with Lemon, Capers, and Rosemary; shovan
Seared Scallops with Warm Tuscan Beans; shovan
Scallop Scampi over Angel Hair; Nancyg56
Shrimp in garlic caramel sauce; liamsaunt


Cranberry Sauce; FormrCastMbr
Make ahead turkey gravy; FormrCastMbr
Orange cranberries; NEVERENOUGHWDW


Barefoot Contessa's butternut squash; liamsaunt
Fresh Green Beans, Fennel, and Feta Cheese; shovan
Inside Out Egg Rolls; Glynis
Mom's Famous Eggplant Sticks; liamsaunt
Perfect Black Beans; TigerKat
Picnic baked beans; HERSEY


Beer cheese soup; HERSEY
Cream of broccoli soup; HERSEY
Frog's eye salad; EJ4Disney
Greek Salad; liamsaunt
Lebanese-Style Red Lentil Soup; Nancyg56
Mexican Chicken Salad; EJ4Disney
Roasted Potato-Vegetable Salad with Smoked Paprika Dressing; shovan
Shaggy Man Split Pea Soup ; TigerKat
Sweet Potato, Leek and Bacon Soup; shovan

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Old 08-02-2009, 02:03 PM   #2
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...Just checking in with the recipe gods!!!!
Thanks Kathy for the link to our new home.


Got my grocery shopping done today. DH watched Luke and I took Emma with me. Don''t you know DH got called in for work while I was out shopping. I scored some great deals at Walgreens...I save $32 with sales and coupons ...and only ended up spending $37. I was so proud of myself. My big deal was a jumbo pack of pampers and a box of wipes for only $6.22...see that little things that make this mom happy!!!

When DH gets home we are going to take the kids for a ride, and pick up a brickoven pizza at a local grocery store. It is better than some of the pizza parlors around here.

Aimee, the shrimp were good. I did play with it a little. I had more shrimp so I doubled the recipe. I did not double the salt, or cayenne pepper and I added a tsp of lemon pepper to it. I thought the pumpkin spice worked in place of the allspice okay. They did have a nice kick.

Gretchen & Kat, thinking and praying for you girls and your families.

Gretchen, picturing Hailey showing up next to you made me smile. She seems like a sweetie and just missed you!
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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Just checking in. Prayes for your sil Kathy Check in later when I have more time to read back. to all
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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Gretchen Your story about Hailey made me smile You have to love the fact she is comfortable with her body

I am making Pork Souvlaki w tzatziki with the tenderloin.
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:20 PM   #5
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:15 PM   #6
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Love the new place Kat,you did bring Freddy the poll boy !!?
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:43 PM   #7
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Hi Everyone,

Gretchen -- Cancer is so cruel. Your story about Hailey made me smile.

Kimmar -- My mom didn't make the fritters today. She grated the zucchini then steamed it, squeezed the liquid out then put in a pie plate. To that she added salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, two eggs and chopped up basil. She baked it at 375 for 45 minutes. My dad and BIL loved it.

Dinner today was really good. Becky took pictures. We had grilled striped bass that was served over grilled tomatoes and fresh greens that were tossed in a balsamic dressing. Becky made a pesto sauce for the fish. YUM! My mom also made eggplant sticks and the zucchini dish.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:56 PM   #8
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Gretchen - I forgot to mention that picturing Hailey next to you made me chuckle, I just adore that girl.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:57 PM   #9
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Love the new place Kat,you did bring Freddy the poll boy !!?
I thought you were!!!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:22 PM   #10
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Honeeeey! I'm Home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! I found you!

I caught up! Whew!

Kat- Keeping your Sil in my prayers. How is Johnny holding up? I feel so badly

Gretchen- Hailey made me

Ann- how was Emma on the shopping spree?

Laura- the zucchini sounds yummy.

Dinner was scallop scampi over Angel Hair with a green salad. I bought gorgeous sea scallops yesterday so I seared them off in olive oil, added thm to a scampi sauce.

I don't have good measurements but
1 pound sea scallops
1/4 large onion minced
2 lemons, zested and juiced
3T minced garlic
pinch chili flakes
chopped parsley

1 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 T corn starch
salt and pepper

olive oil

Saute onion, garlic in olive oil and butter, add chili pepper, S&P and cook.
add white wine and lemon juice and zest. reduce

add chicken stock to make enough sauce for pasta and simmer. thicken with corn starch and chicken stock if desired

Sear scallops on both sides and add the seared scallops to the sauce.
I finished the saue with butter and chopped parsley. It was delicious!
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Hey All, I am here!

Just got in from taking Andrew to Williamsport...what a gorgeous facility! I will post some pics soon. I just cannot get over the place AND it was not that expensive: $475 for 5 nights.

Gretchen, Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I am all to familiar with the pain and misery that cancer causes.

Hailey is such a precious girl...give her hugs for me.

OK, who is the poll boy?

BBL...gotta get some stuff done...Mom comes tomorrow and I go to see cutie David Cook!
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OK, who is the poll boy?
I've wondered this also Lauren.
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Gretchen Your story about Hailey made me smile You have to love the fact she is comfortable with her body
I know. Can you imagine how much more pleasant bathing suit shopping would be if you truly did not care what others thought? Instead of mine, where there is a three glass of wine minimum.

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Honeeeey! I'm Home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! I found you!

The scallop scampi sounds wonderful, but scampi is something I have to order out. Kenny doesn't like "citrusy" sauces. Picky little bugger he has become.

Originally Posted by FormrCastMbr View Post
Just got in from taking Andrew to Williamsport...what a gorgeous facility! I will post some pics soon. I just cannot get over the place AND it was not that expensive: $475 for 5 nights.
That is a good price! We paid right around that for Patrick to attend hunting camp two years ago and I swear when we drove up I thought to myself that the place looked like a Vietnamese POW camp. I remember thinking to myself that I wasn't leaving him there if he didn't want to stay. He loved it, but it was a far cry from Amanda's 4-H camp where they had swimming, boating, rock climbing, and other fun activities.

And we got a good laugh about you labeling A's things. Although maybe Aimee is right. If I had done that with Patrick's, maybe he would have worn more than the one pair of socks he wore over the 5 days he was there.

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Old 08-02-2009, 09:11 PM   #15
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I found the new home! Now I just have to go back to the old one to read and catch up.

Things here continue hectic! I didn't even cook today. Alan went out of town, and between getting him ready to go, and getting all the rest of us ready for church, I was too exhausted to get anything going for dinner. Instead, the kids and I went to KFC. It hit the spot, and that's about all I have to say about it.

I'm hoping to do better this next week. I do have 2 barbecues this week, one on Thursday and one on Friday. Then, we pack up the family and the tent/trailer, and leave for a week long family reunion. I'm not sure what the meal plans will be while there, but it will involve a traveling smoker and a night of fish.

I'm going back to catch up, now. Hugs and pixie dust to everyone. It seems like we all need it. You are all in my prayers!

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