The What's For Dinner Thread - August '09(recipe index in OP)

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  1. NEVERENOUGHWDW

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    Steph, I'm very impressed!!!!!!!
    I'm always interested in a trip...it's my drug of choice:thumbsup2 Can't wait for the FB updates.

    I heard from Lauren & she & Charlene are safe & sound in Fl.

    CG just called to confirm the ADR for Sunday so your all set:goodvibes
    I didn't cancel Greg & I in case someone decided to go that was an original "no".

    You all take care of each other & have a ball!!!!!

    Nan, I'll give you a ring tonight. Prayers being said.

    Ellen, so glad Ethan is on the mend. Sounds like you delivered some magical soup.......xo

    Aimee, enjoy the kids.

    Dinner last night was Chinese take - out it was gross:eek:
     
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  3. liamandcaili

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    :laughing: Please watch out for alligators and snakes. :laughing:

    Aimee -- Have a good retreat!

    Nancy -- I'm thinking of you and Buddy today too. I'll check back later to see if there is an update.

    Ellen -- I'm glad to hear Ethan is starting to feel better. Enjoy your dinner with Matthew. A weekend away with friends sounds like what he needs right now.

    Stephanie -- I'm looking forward to the mobile updates!

    Sheryl -- I'm glad you got there. I look forward to your updates too!

    Lauri -- Have fun at dinner.

    Did you try someplace new? The last time I had Chinese food it made me so sick.

    It is cold, rainy, windy and miserable here, so I never got to the store today either. Caili has skating this afternoon, so I am leaning toward takeout something.
     
  4. TigerKat

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    Maria - I've been sending texts to Vicki but haven't heard back from her. I'm trying to let her know that we're meeting at the Poly Sunday at 4:30. If you hear from her would you please let her know?
     
  5. NEVERENOUGHWDW

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    Of course. I sent her a text last night & haven't heard back. I wonder if she doesn't have a U.S. plan. I don't have her last name or else I would have called her resort.

    Laura, it wasn't a new place it was just blah & to salty.
     
  6. liamsaunt

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    Ellen, I am sure that your tasty dinner will help Ethan feel a little better.

    Nancy, I am glad things are working out for Welby. How is Buddy? Did you hear anything that you can share?

    We decided not to go out last night because it was too cold, and plus I went shopping after work for clothes. I got 4 skirts, 4 sweaters (2 cashmere), and 3 tops for $200. I love Filene's Basement if you hit it when they get a new shipment!

    I made breakfast for dinner. Laura and I were talking last night about how much we like Ohana breakfast so I ended up making the whole thing: potatoes, sausage, bacon, biscuits, fruit, and scrambled eggs. It was pretty tasty.

    Tonight I am making the shrimp I was supposed to cook yesterday. Maybe a shrimp pot pie.
     
  7. Disney Ron

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    Nancy, :hug: sending prayers and positive thoughts to you and Buddy.

    Ellen, nothing like home cooking to soothe the soul. :grouphug:

    Sheryl, celebrating your 33rd in WDW...what a sweet hubby!! Have a ball.
    Thanks for posting, we miss you already.

    Maria, thanks for the update on Lauren & Charlene. I miss Charlene around here. I went to my parents today for our Friday feast. My cousin came (she hadn't seen Emma yet) and DM made a Chinese feast. Dim Sum, Spare Ribs, and Chop Suey all from scratch. It was great.

    Kathy and Stephanie, have a ball!

    I hope someone gets hold of Vicki, I would hate to be all the way over here and miss meeting some of the WDW girls.

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    WFD- DH requested pizza.
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    This was the recipe DM used today at lunch...so delicious!

    Shrimp and Ginger Siu Mai Dumplings
    Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence

    Cook Time:40 min
    Level: Easy
    Yield: 36 dumplings
    Ingredients
    For the Shrimp Filling:
    1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
    1/2 pound ground pork
    1 green onion, finely chopped
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, grated
    2 egg whites
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    1/2 lemon, juiced
    1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce, plus some for dipping
    1 tablespoon sesame oil
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    For the Wrappers:
    1 (10-ounce) package round wonton wrappers
    Canola oil, for brushing the steamer
    Savoy cabbage, for lining the steamer, optional
    Micro Arugula, for garnish
    Directions
    Special equipment: wok, bamboo steamer

    To make the shrimp filling: Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor until partly smooth but not completely pureed. It should have a little texture. Season with salt and pepper.

    To assemble dumplings: Hold a wonton wrapper in your hand. Dip a spoon in cold water and then drop 1 tablespoon of the filling onto the center of a wrapper (dipping the spoon in cold water first will make the filling come off easier). Gather the edges of the wrapper up around the filling and squeeze the sides slightly with your fingers. The sides will naturally pleat, leaving the filling slightly exposed. Tap the dumpling on the table so the bottom is flat and it stands upright. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling. (You can freeze the leftover filling for 2 or 3 weeks.)

    Lightly oil the bottom of a 10-inch bamboo steamer and line it with the whole cabbage leaves. Stand the dumplings in the steamer in a single layer and don't let them touch. You should be able to get 12 siu mai in the steamer at a time. Bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a boil in a pot. Set the bamboo steamer over the pot, then cover it with the bamboo lid. Steam for 10 to 12 minutes or until the filling feels firm and is cooked through. Serve in the steamer basket and garnish with micro arugula and soy sauce.
     
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    I left a voicemail at Vickie's resort......she won't miss any of the fun:goodvibes
     
  9. Where'sPiglet?

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    I am so glad that everyone is arriving safely in WDW. I am already seeing photo updates on Facebook! I'm bummed I can't be going along, but I'm happy for the people who are and I'm looking forward to all the updates! :goodvibes

    I just got an email from my friend. She was diagnosed today - at age 26 - with rheumatoid arthritis. :eek: I've heard of people having arthritis at young ages, but usually it's that juvenile arthritis or whatever it's called, isn't it? I didn't know it was possible to have moderate/high levels of RA at my age! :scared:

    I am glad it's Friday. I still like my job and all, but I am ready for this weekend. This was supposedly a short week but it was a little batty. I had to do a fasting blood test this morning and nearly passed out before the test. I feel fine now but it was not the best morning.

    I need to finish reading back...I think I missed some posts.
     
  10. HERSEY

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    Glad to hear everyone made it done there ok. Now if they can all get together it will be great. :thumbsup2

    Today I found out my cousin in NY had a baby girl scarey delivery but all is well. I of course had to make sure Maddy is properly dressed so I bought some stuff on disney shopping.;) Can't let a opportunity pass by.
     
  11. NEVERENOUGHWDW

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    Time for you to come visit the baby!!!!!!

    Bethany, you have an exhausting job. Enjoy your weekend.
    So sorry about your friend.
     
  12. Where'sPiglet?

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    :hug: I'm sorry you're dealing with so much right now!

    :woohoo: For the not needing to go back to the doctor for awhile, and for the safe travel in that snow!

    I saw something about your area getting 2 storms this weekend? And it's only in the 30s? Brrrr! Stay dry, warm, and safe!

    I know some places where it's warm... ;)

    She said "warmer weather"! I don't think CT qualifies right now! :rotfl2:

    My job is so much less exhausting down here! I am actually quite spoiled this year! This week was just so not out of routine with Monday off and I only went to work in the afternoons on Wednesday and Friday that I'm feeling a little "off". Also, I have some fun stuff planned so I'm looking forward to it! :goodvibes

    I might get more tired soon though. I signed up to do after school tutoring (yes again...you thought I learned my lesson last year :rotfl:) but this is only about an hour each, two days a week. Last year it was 2 hours/day for 3 days. I'm doing 3rd grade and there should be less than 10 kids in the group; it's test prep for the state test (that I'm not the least bit familiar with....this should be fun! :rotfl2:) I think I'm just doing Math and Reading and not Social Studies or Science. I hope so ... 3rd grade SS is all about Louisiana...I am SO not the expert on that! :lmao:
     
  13. Nancyg56

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    I love this night out thing you have going on! I would love to have something like your Friday Night thing with my friends!

    That is so sad!

    Bethany- I have always loved Fridays! Even now, I don't work and I love Fridays :lmao:

    Babies :cloud9: Glad to hear that you are doing your part to get this little girl on the Disney path :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

    I wish there was arranged marriages here too. I would arrange one for my don. I love him but he s no good at dating. And..........the woman he was seeing and who dumped him like he had rabies is not contacting all of us.....except Marisa :lmao:She told my sister her response would be "Curl up and die" :eek: It was my sister's first thought but she tempered her response a bit but not enough to get another call. Erica deleted it. I did nto and was nice but I don't choose to be her pen pal.

    Don't worry! You are going to Disney world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have a raspberry mojito for me :thumbsup2

    Nothing like Nana's soup to make a boy better!

    We had snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You did awesome!

    I cannot wait for all the update and am heading over to FB for pic!

    Buddy's tests went faster that he thought. He was scheduled for 6 hours of test but was done in 4.5. He is feeling okay lately and said it was weird, this morning there was almost no pain. He has an appointment with the neurologist on the 29th so unless there is something horrible we won't hear much until then. He does have a followup with his Dr next Monday.

    Right now we both are enjoying a glass of wine. i have Welby's Merlot and he is drinking her Blackberry Merlot which I think is disgusting but he loves :rotfl:It is wicked sweet, like a cross between a wine cooler that is not bubbly and sangria.

    WE had leftovers tonight. Kady, Marisa and Erica are at Outback with her Meme and her Auntie Janice and her DH. She really wanted Buddy and I to come but we declined. Kady tends to ignore everyone else when Buddy is around so we figured we would skip it and let the girls, They are celebrating her birthday today, she is 8. Tomorrow Marisa is hosting a "kids" party at the movie theater. They are showing Where the Wild Things Are. Funny, Erica Donny and I are also going :lmao:

    Oh yes....Buddy made a good cake :lmao:. He said it really was good so I may make it for Jeff's birthday. Next request is a Boston Cream Pie :lmao:
     
  14. Disney Ron

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    I am so disappointed I do not have facebook for updates
     
  15. Where'sPiglet?

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    You can join and friend people without posting pictures of your own and without posting too much personal information.
     
  16. Disney Ron

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    one cup flour
    one cup sugar
    one egg
    one stick of melted butter
    Mix all ingredients together in bowl


    6-8 apples peeled/sliced (I sprinkle with a little cinnamon)
    Spray Pyrex dish w/ Pam and place apples on bottom
    Spread mixture over top
    Bake at 350 for one hour

    ****This is the simplest dessert. Serve warm with ice cream.
     
  17. HERSEY

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    Ann That sounds really good.

    Nancy Can you add seltzer to the blackberry wine? Maybe use some to flavor some fruit for an adult cobbler;)

    Ok off to pick up a bit this house looks like a bomb dropped on it.:rolleyes1
     
  18. HERSEY

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    Ellen I almost forgot. Sorry to hear Ethan is sick and that Matthew is having girl trouble. :hug: This weekend Alex and I are getting things together to ship out I didn't forget. Things are just so busy around here.
     
  19. TigerKat

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    You guys are not going to believe this, I’m suffering with a gum/toothache, just started an hour ago. Someone must not want me to take this trip but I’m, GOING!!!!!! We’re celebrating our anniversary for the first time in WDW!!!

    Ellen – I’m sure your good cooking will make Matthew feel better, enjoy your time with him. Hoping Ethan gets well soon.

    Aimee – Thanks for taking care of the recipes for me until I get home, I REALLY appreciate it.

    Lauri – Enjoy your group night tonight!!!

    Maria – Thanks so much for calling Vicki for me, you’re the best! You will be missed my friend. Lauren texted me this morning when her plane was landing….the girl knows I worry about her like a mother.

    Laura – I’ll watch out for the snakes and alligators if I fall into the lagoon.:laughing: Hoping you and the kiddos stay well while I’m gone.

    Becky – I would pay twice what Ohana charges for your version of their breakfast. I’m positive your cooking would rival anything I’ll be eating this coming week.

    Ann – I’d love to come to one of your DM’s Friday feasts, they sound amazing! Hugs and kisses to your kiddos for me!

    Bethany – Rheum arthritis at that age??? That poor girl. Glad you made it through this morning.

    Janice – We WILL all get together somehow! Besides the WFD gals I’ve got 23 others I’m hooking up with from the DIS! Thank God your cousin made it through the scary delivery, congrats to her!!

    Nancy – Happy to hear that Buddy’s day was shorter than expected and that y’all were enjoying some wine!! Praying for all good results.

    I'm sorry if I missed anyone, a lot going on here tonight. I'll check in with y'all when I get settled and have time, y'all be good!:grouphug:
     
  20. liamandcaili

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    I'm sorry for your friend. Like Nancy, I don't work, but I like Fridays too. For us, the weekends are much more relaxed than the weekdays, and I enjoy having the kiddos home (most of the time ;)). Sometimes we even have fun activities planned. Tomorrow we are going to the school's fall fair.

    Fun! Shopping for baby clothes is :cloud9: (as long as they aren't mine :laughing:) I am glad all is well with mom and baby girl.

    Happy Birthday Kady!

    Nancy -- At least the blackberry wine will not go to waste! ;)

    Kathy -- You definitely need this vacation. Maybe Florida will bring you better health. I'm glad you'll be careful around the lagoon. ;)

    Dinner tonight ended up being homemade pizza and Greek salad. Liam and Caili had Greek salad a couple of weeks ago and loved it. They mostly just love the feta.
     
  21. OKWMom

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    This is my last check in before we leave in the morning. If all goes well, we will be on the road by 7:30. I have everything packed after a great deal of drama involving our luggage carrier. Anyway thanks to Paige and her Dad, all is ok.

    You all take care and I'll see you when we get back on the 24th.
     

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