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

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by TigerKat, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Rogue26

    Rogue26 DIS Veteran

    Apr 14, 2008
    Good morning everyone, we are having a beautiful fall day here. This fall has really been great weather, it's making up for the awful summer!

    Thank you all for the kind thoughts on my gram. We are all doing pretty well, but I still have my moments. Granted, it's only been a week so there is plenty of time for it to really kick in. I'm just really comforted by the way it happened. She had a nice scallop dinner, then had difficulty breathing. The emt's gave her oxygen and she was feeling fine, but the took her to the hospital anyway. On the way her heart just stopped, nothing painful, it just stopped working. I'm just glad she had over 90 very healthy years.

    On a brighter note, Becky/Laura- My parents wanted to go to Canada for lunch one day, but there was no room. The person making reservations just added a child to there reservation. It turns out there was no reservations for two people, but there were for three. When they got there they just said it would be the two of them. Maybe you can try adding an extra one or two "people" to the reservation and see what happens.

    Laura- The ice cream fundraisers are my favorite! They did have a fall festival last week and they had a raw bar, I thought that was pretty neat.

    Lauren- Glad Riley is well enough to get a bath. Ours just got one and the house is so much quieter with his nails clipped.

    Kathy- Hope today is a better day.

    Sheryl- Alexis' must have been so proud to show off her fake grandparents. Glad you hair story wasn't worse, I'm sure you all got a few good laughs out of it.

    Nancy- Good luck to Marisa today.

    Ann- I'm sorry Ron's job isn't going as well as you hoped.

    I know I missed many of you, sorry. Have a great day everyone, off to figure out what's for dinner.
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  3. liamsaunt

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

    Oct 12, 2004
    Thanks! I am hoping that we don't have to do that though. The last time we ate there the manager came over at the end of our meal and gave me a business card with a direct number to call if we were ever coming the time I thought it was just a fake goodwill gesture thing but I am starting to dig through my old receipts and stuff to see if I still have it. I just don't want it to be a stressful situation when we get there. Greg only gets to join us for a couple of days and I want it to be fun and easy! This is the only piece left to get settled.

    Nancy, I'll be thinking of Buddy and Marisa today, hope everything goes well for both of them.

    Kathy, feel better soon!

    The brasied pork chop recipe was really easy. Here it is...

    2-4 pork loin chops, about 1" thick, dredged in flour and seasoned with salt and pepper
    1 tbsp. butter
    1 tbsp. vegetable oil
    8 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
    1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes with their juices
    salt and pepper to taste
    basil for garnish

    Heat the butter and oil in a heavy pan that has a lid over medium-high heat. Add the pork and garlic cloves (I also added some fully cooked chicken sausage here--the roasted garlic al fresco brand). Sear the pork until well browned on both sides--about 2 minutes/side.

    Add the tomatoes and their juices, and salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to very low and cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar. Braise, turning once or twice, until the pork is tender and cooked to your liking. I let mine cook for an hour. Check for seasoning and garnish with basil.

    I think adding some chopped onions to the pan at the beginning of the recipe would be really tasty too.
  4. KadysMom

    KadysMom DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2007
    Hi Everyone! Nan said she let everyone know about my surgery so I wanted to thank everyone for the well wishes. I am nervous about today :sad1: I am more worried about the nausea after surgery more than any pain that might come afterwards.

    Nan will check in when I get home and let you know how it went!!!

  5. bigmerle1966

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    Feb 1, 2005
  6. liamandcaili

    liamandcaili DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 2005
    :eek: on the bugs. That is completely disgusting.

    Don't remind me about the game...I can't believe I stayed up to watch the miserable end. :headache:

    Thanks, Robin. The whole restaurant is booked solid right now. The CM even tried to book a table for 2 in addition to the one we have, but there was nothing available. We'll keep trying.

    I was touched by your story about your gram. She had such a peaceful end.

    Good luck today, Marisa!

    Today is our busy day, so dinner is takeout.
  7. zipuzee

    zipuzee DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2006
    Kathy, Maria , Loreli, I hope you all are feeling better today.

    Ya know they debated long and hard about those tables. I'm glad to see they actually did them. I haven't been yet, but will get there at some point.

    My two need baths desperately. That's the first thing on my list for Saturday. Smudge needs to be shaved and I'll try to get that done before I take them for baths.


    Now, me, I'd would of had the ice cream for dinner!!
  8. shovan

    shovan DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Morning Y'all,

    It's finally chilly here, highs in the 50's today! It's nice.

    I have a killer headache this morning, don't know why.

    I sure missed a few things on here!

    Nancy, Prayers for Marisa & Buddy today! :flower3: I didn't even realize Marisa surgery was this week! :upsidedow And I don't think I even knew that Welby is pregnant! I'm sorry I feel like a rotten friend. :sad1:

    Marisa, :hug: hugs & prayers!

    Robin, I'm glad your DD handle the funeral well.:hug:

    Kathy, I'm so sorry you're still feeling sick & that your blue. :hug: Please call me if you need to talk. I Love you my friend!:flower3:

    Maria & Loreli, I hope you two start feeling better!:flower3::hug:

    I don't need to cook today, I have lots of black beans leftover. They turned out really yummy, DH was a happy man last night!

    NEVERENOUGHWDW <font color=blue>Still Missing 20,000 Leagues Unde

    Jan 11, 2007
    Morning All,

    Prayers to Marisa, Buddy & Nancy......

    Ann, let us know how the doctor's appointment went.

    Laura, what a blessing that Greg will join you for Disney!!!!! What a Christmas gift:santa:

    Bethany, bugs in a table?! Wouldn't be a place I would go either.

    Hope everyone is feeling better.

    Janice, my Chicago arrival is Jan 17th! We are staying 3 blocks from the Oriental theater in apartments by Millenium Park.......I have no idea what any of that means, I just hope it's good:)

    I'm feeling better today but I'm supposed to fly to Florida Friday for the birth of my new niece on Monday.......I'm starting to get worried. I had planned on doing so much this week...oh well.
  10. Glynis

    Glynis <font color=indigo>Taking applications for a WDW t

    Apr 27, 2004
    Morning, everyone! We are still deep in the land of painting and decluttering. On the bright side, the painting is coming along well, and I'm happy with the results. Not so happy with the way the kids are decluttering their toys. Guess I'm going to have to do that one for them. I'm sorry, but if you haven't played with something in the 8 years we've been in this house, OUT IT GOES!!!

    Dinner tonight will be something easy. I'm thinking parmesan chicken tenders with barbecue sauce for the kids, and a garlic dipping sauce for me and Alan. I've got some broccoli I can steam to go along with it, and maybe some kind of rice on the side.

    Marisa - I'm keeping you in my prayers this morning!

    Nancy - I'm also praying for you and Buddy.

    Bethany - The bugs in the table would send me right up the wall! I'm with you on Arby's instead!

    Maria - Sounds like Chicago is going to be fun! I hope we'll get some pictures!

    Sheryl - Welcome to Fall! 50 degrees sounds really good about now! We're sitting at about 35 right now. I'm glad your hair experience wasn't as bad as it could have been. Alexis is so precious! I'm so glad she has you in her life!

    Becky and Laura - Good luck with all the ADR's! I'm sure that it will all work out somehow. With the power of the WFD gals behind you, prayers will be answered!

    Kathy - I'm so sorry that you are still feeling blue and icky! I can totally understand. Take the time you need, but know that we are here for you when and if you need us!

    I know I missed a ton of you, so I'll just close with a blanket of pixie dust for everyone!
  11. LBKB

    LBKB DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2005
    Hi Everyone WFD- Chicken breast on the grill with glazed carrots and broccoli and grands biscuits.

    Marisa-Prayers everything goes well.
    Nancy-Prayers for you for helping everyone else that you stay strong and healthy
    Kathy-Hope your feeling better
    Maria- hope your well and can fly to Fl for the birth of your niece.
    Glynis-Hope everything is getting painted and organized for Thanksgiving.
    Sheryl- Its in the 50s here in MI also.
    Ann- Hope everything went well at DRs today.
    :grouphug: If I missed anyone sorry. BBL
  12. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Checking in, hoping for a Marisa update. Thanks for all the good wishes, feeling a bit better today but not well enough to go back to work yet, hopefully tomorrow. Still not much of a voice though.

    WFD - Grilled NY strip steaks with Sandy's rub and roasted fingerling potatoes, carrots and onions in EVOO tossed with spinach.

    NEVERENOUGHWDW <font color=blue>Still Missing 20,000 Leagues Unde

    Jan 11, 2007
    Your a lucky lady to have so many people that care for you.....
  14. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    We are all so very lucky we have each other Maria. I thank God every day for my WFD family.:grouphug:

    I haven't been keeping up well here, how are you feeling?
  15. EJ4Disney

    EJ4Disney Just a country girl at heart

    Aug 7, 2008
    Maria ~ I am so glad to see you posting. I have been so worried about you. I so hope you can get down to Florida for the birth of the baby. Don't worry about the house or anything else but going to Florida. I so wish I was closer to help you out. You are always here for us - now I wish I could be there for you.

    Ann ~ how was the doctor appointment for Emma?

    Bethany ~ I love you!!

    Laura & Becky ~ it will all work out I just feel it.

    Kat ~ I am glad you are feeling better. But take it easy and take care of you.

    Glynis ~ I do NOT like painting. So I admire you for doing it. You will be so glad when it is done.

    Marisa~ Keepng you very close today.

    Nancy ~ :hug: for Buddy. Please let us know how thing go today.

    Sheryl ~ Your A story had me chuckling. Fake grandparents - Kids!!! :lmao:

    Loreil ~ I so hope you are feeling better.

    I went and got my hair cut this morning. Elizabeth and I had a ball. We see each other every day but never seen to really talk. Well we took care of that this morning. We chatted away for 3 hours. It was so much fun. Then I went to the Court House and paid the taxes and liscense on my new car. :eek: Now I feel so poor. But I do love it, so I guess it is ok.

    WFDT ~ Talipa, roasted culiflower, stewed tomatoes and cherry angle food cake.

    Make it a great day my dear friend. I am off to go clean out Doug's pickup. Wish me luck!!
  16. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Since I'm not cooking for Thanksgiving I'd love to enjoy the planning of a nice big dinner with the rest of you. Please share your Thanksgiving menus with me!!!!!!:flower3:

    NEVERENOUGHWDW <font color=blue>Still Missing 20,000 Leagues Unde

    Jan 11, 2007
    Awww, thank you. You are there for me even though there is such distance & I thank you:goodvibes
    This is what I get for whining about Greg's man cold.....he gets better & I end up with the virus from he**.

    I called Nancy's cell but keep loosing the connection. If I hear back from her I will be sure to let you al know.

    Was hoping to see a post from Ann about Emma......

    I have to get out today or tomorrow to pick up the ingredients for my stuffing, I'm going to make it & freeze it because I don't fly home until 6am Thanksgiving morning.......I will make the cranberries & the rest when I get home that morning.

    Hope everyone is recovering.....:sick::hug:
  18. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Care to share your stuffing recipe?:flower3:
  19. FormrCastMbr

    FormrCastMbr DIS Veteran

    Jun 14, 2006
    not doing so good. fell off a rolling chair earlier right on my arm that has been bothering me and in pain. then my washer is locked with wet clothes and cant get it open.

    maria, best wishes for a healthy week and trip.

    hoping marisa and buddy make out well.

    sending everyone good thoughts.... i just lost my train of thought. need the naproxen to kick in. gotta pick riley up soon from groomer. cant wait to see him.

    Come here! i checked airfare yesterday for the heck of it and it was so freakin high.

    i am making mostly the same as always. i am trying a new cranberry recipe and new for me is broccoli with cheese sauce.

    shrimp scampi appetizer
    cheese plate/antipaste
    chips dip
    sisters crab cakes

    turkey - roasted with a rub ive been using
    make ahead mashed taters
    make ahead gravy
    candied sweets with lemon
    sausage stuffing
    green bean casserole
    turnip and carrot mash
    broccoli cheese sauce
    cranberry sauce extrodinaire
  20. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006

    So sorry you fell! Hoping the naproxen kicks in fast. I sure do wish we could afford to be with y'all on Thanksgiving, I miss you.:hug: Can you share the cranberry sauce recipe when you're feeling better?:flower3:
  21. FormrCastMbr

    FormrCastMbr DIS Veteran

    Jun 14, 2006

    GOT THIS FR allrecipes i thnk...let you know how it is

    1 cup water
    1 cup sugar
    1 pack cranberries
    1 orange peeled and pureed
    1 apple peeled, cored, diced
    1 pear peeled, cored diced
    1 cup chopped dried fruit
    1 cup chopped pecans
    ½ tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon
    ½ tsp nutmeg

    In a medium saucepan, boil water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to simmer, and stir in cranberries, pureed orange, apple, pear, dried fruit, pecans, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.

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