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

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  1. OKWMom

    OKWMom DIS Veteran

    Jul 4, 2006
    Thank you to everyone for your kindness and understanding. I feel so blessed to have friends like you. :lovestruc

    Tonight's dinner is a mystery. I have a pork tenderloin that I have to use, but I can't decide how I'm going to fix it.
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    NEVERENOUGHWDW <font color=blue>Still Missing 20,000 Leagues Unde

    Jan 11, 2007
    Happy Veteran's Day~
    God Bless those who have served & continue to serve:grouphug:
  4. liamandcaili

    liamandcaili DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 2005
    That's great! I am glad she is sticking with it.

    That is really cool! I wish you luck keeping the trip a surprise. Becky suggested doing that once, but I know I could never do it, and she couldn't either. She would explode. She used to buy the kids two sets of Christmas presents because she couldn't wait until Christmas. :laughing: Her DH put his foot down on that one.

    I'm not sure if swimming would be for Liam. He likes being in the pool, but he isn't very interested in learning the specific strokes.

    So cute! I would have cried too.

    Thanks for letting us know about Lindsay. She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.


    Wow! That is a great deal! Your dinner looked so good. I am really hungry now.

    I agree! Is Kady still in her pajamas? I like pajama days. I think my kids would have stayed in their pajamas today if their friends had not come looking for them.

    I hope she has fun!

    Fingers crossed! I hope they can work out the schedule. It would stink for Katie to be stuck in a level below her ability.

    Today we have gymnastics. I am thinking about making soup for my dinner.
  5. bigmerle1966

    bigmerle1966 <a href="

    Feb 1, 2005
    Hopefully that will come through for you, we saw a scale model and they look really nice. I told you, don't worry about the name, at least you didn't call me Martha or Meredith. ;) :rotfl:

    Awww! :hug:


    That look really good! I am having salmon for dinner tonight, think I need to jazz it up a little. I'm going to make it with some roasted squash and rice or pasta.
  6. Rogue26

    Rogue26 DIS Veteran

    Apr 14, 2008
    Afternoon everyone.

    Laura- The only reason we have a fighting chance of keeping it a suprise is because we never go at that time of year. I too think one set of gifts is sufficient. Anything that gets bought this time of year is a Christmas present. I'm so cheap and stingy the rest of the year I like to go all out at Christmas. Besides, with one kid I don't need to worry about things being even.

    Gretchen- I'm sorry your having such a hard time. I really wasn't planning on this being a "first" thanksgiving and I'd really like to just cancel it. I'm going to rearrange the seating that I usually use though so everyones in a different spot. I don't think I could handle looking at my gram's empty seat.

    Nancy- Hope you enjoyed your pancakes, sure can't let them go to waste!

    Sheryl- That picture makes me wish I liked salmon!

    Glynis- Hope things work out for Katie. Thanks for letting us know about Jan.

    Kathy- My husband's working today, there seems to be quite a few everyone else gets off that he doesn't.

    Turkey for dinner tonight. I have it cooked and I'm hoping I can get stock made today and frozen too. The turkey was thawing before my gram and I don't think I could have refrozen it. We have to go to NY, but I think I can get all done. We are going to have lots of frozen cooked turkey in the freezer.
  7. FormrCastMbr

    FormrCastMbr DIS Veteran

    Jun 14, 2006
    quick fly by....putting some pics on fb now...hope all is well! bbl...
  8. FormrCastMbr

    FormrCastMbr DIS Veteran

    Jun 14, 2006
    how do you guys post pics here? photobucket still or is there something easier?
  9. shovan

    shovan DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Lauren, I'm using photobucket. I'd be interested in something easier! It's a pain to use, slow to upload & then I have to fight with it to resize pics.
  10. shovan

    shovan DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Thanks for all the compliments on the food!

    Marilyn, All I did on that salmon was use the seasoning mix that came free, a Northewestern salmon rub, plus fresh chopped rosemary. I cooked down the maple syrup until it was thick & brushed it over the salmon when it was almost down. It was really good!
  11. liamsaunt

    liamsaunt <font color=red>I was an irish girl with an afro<b

    Oct 12, 2004
    I use flickr for picture sharing. So does Laura. It is super, super easy. I have a pro account but you can host your pictures for free there too. There's just a limit to how many you can load a month if you have the free account--it's a lot though--a couple hundred at least.

    Nancy, can you share Welby's chicken deluxe recipe? I am always looking for new ideas for chicken. Anything with "deluxe" in the title has to be good!

    Sheryl, that salmon looks AMAZING. Yum!! :love:

    Kathy, I hope you are feeling better. Everyone is getting this cold, it seems.

    I don't have photos from yesterday..I just made an avocado BLT. You've seen that before so I did not bother. Today I am making two things: the lemon-balsamic-rosemary chicken recipe I have shared here before, plus some mustard-roasted potatoes and an assortment of green veggies--broccolini, asparagus, snap peas, and green beans. I am not sure if I want the chicken so I also made a batch of my version of Artist Point's smoky mushroom soup. It's all ready to go, I am just waiting for my Mom to get home from work and then I'll bring everything over.

    Other than cooking it has not been a very productive day off for me. The BLT upset my stomach last night so I ended up staying up until about 1 AM! Good thing today was a holiday and I did not have to get up for work!!
  12. liamandcaili

    liamandcaili DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 2005
    Robin -- Have a safe trip.

    Lauren -- I upload my pictures to Flickr, then post them here.

    Here is the beef satay recipe:

    Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce (this recipe would also work with chicken)

    1 lb flank steak -- cut into thin, wide strips against the grain


    1 can unsweetened coconut milk
    1 tbsp soy sauce
    1 1/2 tsp curry powder
    3/4 tsp ground coriander
    2 tsp cornstarch

    Whisk all ingredients together, then pour over beef. Marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for at least one hour or as long as overnight.

    Peanut Sauce

    1/4 c, plus 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
    1/2 c unsweetened coconut milk
    1 tsp minced fresh ginger
    1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
    2 tsp soy sauce
    1 tsp brown sugar
    1 tbsp lime juice
    1/2 tsp Thai fish sauce
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp minced garlic

    Whisk together the peanut butter, coconut milk and ginger. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk to combine.

    Preheat the broiler and remove the beef from the refrigerator so it has a chance to warm up a little before cooking. When the broiler is ready, broil the beef close to the flame for 1-2 minutes per side, or until browned.

    To serve, place beef on skewers. (If you're more daring than I am, you could soak the skewers and put the beef on them before broiling. I usually set things on fire when I try that though.) At this point, you can serve the beef with the dipping sauce, or dip the beef skewers in the sauce and then in toasted sesame seeds like I did for the party.
  13. shovan

    shovan DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Thanks Becky, I'm gonna go check out Flickr!

    Sorry your tummy kept you up last night! Hope you're feeling better!

    I went to World Market earlier & just figured out how much I saved! Coffee was buy one get one free, I bought 4 saved $17.58, I had joined the wine club buy 6 get 10% off saved $5.00, bought a coffee grinder & a gravy fat seperator came to over $100 so I got to use my $20 off coupon!! Cha-ching I saved $42.58!!! :yay:

    Sometimes it's the little things!:goodvibes

    Oh I think I'm going to fix some kind of pasta dish tonight.
  14. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2005
    Becky- I sure will share that recipe once I make it. Welby made notes for me so I need to make it so I can figure it out. There was a little restaurant by the lake that was run by"Nora'. This was a cozy place that Buddy used to go to and we enjoyed a lot. Her food was home cooking, not at all pretentious. Welby got the recipe from her and refers to it as her heart attack on a plate served with baked potatoes topped with the heart attack sauce. She and Brian do not bother with any veggies when she makes this :rotfl: and she said they sometimes does not even have the starch....just chicken :laughing:!

    Laura- Kady got dressed like a flash around 1:30. Her BFF called and asked her to come over, they would pick her up. I had to hurry up and make the bed so that she could show her friend her new room! She had me chuckling.

    I cannot keep a secret either. I understand Becky and her two sets of gifts. In this house it would be Pa that had to be roped in though :lmao:

    Robin- How are you all doing? I've been thinking of you :hug:
  15. scotlass

    scotlass <b><font color=red>Proud Redhead</b><br><font colo

    Jul 21, 2007
    Hey lassies,

    I came on to post but An Audience with Donny and Marie just started and, well,as much as I love youse....bye...Im soooo cheesin !!

  16. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Stephanie - I was starting to think I had to come hunt you down!:laughing: I know the feeling, I’ve been extremely busy lately and I don’t have any kids at home!:upsidedow

    Glynis – Hope Katie’s scheduling goes well.:goodvibes

    Sheryl – Your salmon looks amazing! I wish I could get Johnny to eat salmon.:sad2:

    Robin – Continued prayers for you and your family. How is Mom?:hug:
  17. Aimeedyan

    Aimeedyan <font color=blue>Why get all excited about somethi

    Feb 22, 2004

    I hope y'all are able to work it out!

    We are. One of the districts took off Monday but made it teacher in service. All of them are in session today. They never get days off in the middle of the week anyways.


    It's crazy today ~ perhaps more than usual? I even canceled my original plans for the kids tonight because I can't get it pulled together. I leave town tomorrow and HAVE to get some other stuff done.

    By the way, there is major (public) drama going on around here again. Monday it will hit the fan and there is nothing we can do about it. I wish I could give more details but I don't know who is reading. It's all about politics and money but is causing many of us a lot of stress and time. If you would just remember us I'd appreciate it.

    I ate a big lunch so hopefully I can get through tonight without needing anything.
  18. zipuzee

    zipuzee DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2006
    I want to offer my deepest thanks to all that serve and the families that stand behind them.

    Still playing catch-up. I'm like, six pages behind. Its been busy at work - cutting into my dis time :lmao:.

    I'm laughing at all the man illness going around. And yes there are all like that.
    And I see the trash talking has begun!! Go Saints!!:cheer2:

    I can't believe all these babies are walking and talking already!!

    Dinner last night was meatball sandwiches. Tonight, I think we're doing something with Shrimp and baby bok choy.

    Lauren - welcome home!! Sounds like you guys had fun. Sorry Tom brought home the flu; I hope you and the kids don't get it as well. I also use flickr, its very easy.

    Vicki - soo sorry your DH is not having luck on the job market. Hoping something will turn up soon.

    Aimee - My 2 cents for what its worth. Go see a surgeon, if only for a second opinion. Depending on the damage, it may be better to get it removed now, than wait for something bad to happen. My Dad had Chron's, was diagnosed very late in life and had his intestine rupture. He never really recovered after that.
    :hug: for your upcoming public drama. :hug:

    Glynis - thanks for the update on Lindsay's MIL. I think of her often, and will add them to my prayers.
    pixiedust: for Katie that you can get her schedule all worked out.

    Ellen - Perhaps Ethan will do okay this time. Maybe seeing that Dad came home this time so he'll come back again will help him cope. :hug:

    Gretchen - :hug: I think the others said it all so all I offer is :hug:

    Sheryl - WOW! That looks fabulous. And I don't even like salmon. The rest looks incredible as well. I got an email from World Market about the coffee; plan to stop on my way home!

    Kathy - sorry that you are getting sick. Take care of yourself.

    Stephanie - You keep a pretty busy schedule yourself with two little ones, work, and playing host to a student.

    Vickie - you crack me up!!:rotfl2::rotfl2:
  19. EJ4Disney

    EJ4Disney Just a country girl at heart

    Aug 7, 2008
    Honey, I am so sorry. :hug:

    Gretchen ~ :hug: It is hard and we are here for you.

    Sheryl ~ That recipe is awesome. Doug loved it and so did I. This one is a keeper. Thanks!!

    Glynis ~ Thanks for letting us know about Jan. Timothy must be a cutie. I loved your story. How did the scheduling go? I hope it all worked out.

    Bethany ~ Birthday dinner yet??

    Kathy ~ I hope you are feeling better today. How was your weekend with Kyle? Matthew hasn't been home for 2 weekends and now he told me he is going deer hunting this weekend. I miss him.:sad2:

    Nancy ~ I love your Kady storeies. How is Buddy feeling? Yes, Jay will be home for Thanksgiving - but we won't. We will get to see him the next week. I can't wait. If I ever figure out how to post pictures I will let you all see my little family. I hope you are right about Ethan - I so worry about him, he's only 5. I am sure you understand. Thanks for asking.

    Becky ~ you are such a good aunt and daughter. Taking food to Mom's - good for you.

    Steph ~ You are so busy - no apologies.

    Marilyn ~ HOw did you fix your salmon?

    Laura ~ Thanks for the recipe. That peanut sauce looks amazing.

    I am so busy today. Trying to get 5 days worth of work done in 3. :eek: But I had to catch up here. My day just goes better when I touch base with my friends. Thanks so much for always being here.

    Tonight is date night so no cooking for me. YEA!!

    Make it a great day!!
  20. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Of course, prayers it all works out.:hug:

    I'm dying to try that recipe!

    Our weekend was great! I know how you feel, the time they spend away seems to drag on and when they're in it just flies by!:hug:
  21. nucpharm29

    nucpharm29 <font color=purple>The Exercise Goddess</font>

    Oct 14, 2004
    Look at me, 2 posts in one day!;) Busy busy as usual today. Got Emma off to school, got Matthew off to school, headed to Emma's school b/c I help out on Wed (got to paint today-still can't get all the blue out of my fingernails!), home for a quick bit, pick up matthew, pick up Emma, and then off to tennis. Luckliy Emma's school has their Domino's pizza fundraiser tonight (the school gets 20% of whatever our order price is), so I didn't have to cook.

    Kathy--I love that you will always come to hunt me down should I disappear! Love ya!

    Sheryl--food looks yummo! Our new "daughter" isn't a fan of fish, so will have to wait until break until we can fix the salmon! Great job on the savings at World Market (sure wish we had one here)--but DH would tell me that I didn't really save us any money b/c w/o the coupons I wouldn't have spent anything. Oh well. Leave it to the man to come up with that logic!:rotfl2:

    Nan--Kady sounds vaguely familiar to a small female living in my house! How hard it is to get out of bed for me, but a friend coming over--a different story! Chocolate chip pancakes sound yummy!

    Want to send a out a HUGE THANK YOU to all our veterans and military families today! What y'all do is amazing! Thanks again!

    Well, gonna go join the kids in watching the new Tinkerbell flick. They were exhausted by the time we got home, so it's a special treat. Pizza and a movie! Have a great night all!

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