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

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  1. TigerKat

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    Thanks to everyone for the kind words of support, y'all are the best.:grouphug:

    Nan - I'm keeping Buddy in my prayers.:hug:
     
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  3. Aimeedyan

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    :eek: I hope not. I have heard they are very painful for men, especially. Poor Buddy.


    We had mexican food, I ate fajitas minus the tortilla and good stuff (cheese, quac, sour cream). The shrimp and chicken was good, though.
     
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    Poor Buddy! My DM, who used to work in the ER said that they would get a lot of men in with that because the pain of passing was so bad. Hopefully it is really small or something else.


    I had a late lunch so dinner was late too. I had scrambled eggs with cheese and ham.

    Tomorrow night is going to be something with shrimp.
     
  5. TigerKat

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    Cajun pork tenderloin, dirty rice and lima beans. bbl....
     
  6. liamsaunt

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    Quick pop in with photo, BBL to catch up. Last night's salad was good but the picture was blurry. Here is my farmer's market pic:



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  7. Nancyg56

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    Thank you ladies, for you kind words. I did not get up on time this morning so I was not properly caffeinated. Buddy generally takes a few bananas with him to hold him to coffee and this bleary eyed wife did not notice he took one with him this morning. I checked the coffee,saw he made it but had none so i just buried my nose in my cup. The lab has assured him if he gets in first thing in the morning he can have the results by his appointment.

    Buddy's Dad passed away from cancer that started in the prostate. We always have that in mind, he used to suffer from chronic infections and while they are not related to cancer I cannot separate the two. His Dad was 56. As much as I am not happy he may have a stone I was glad that the Dr thought his prostate is okay. He is having tests again to be on the safe side but since most of his fathers siblings passed away from cancer I tend to worry a lot.

    I'll figure out dinner later on. I really need to make some meal plans, this up in the air stuff has to stop!
     
  8. FormrCastMbr

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    Good Morning, Quick check in...just woke up and have to get started...the baby is actually still sleeping from about 7pm last night. I woke him about 10 to change and put his jammies on and the little booger is still sleeping.

    Happy Birthday to Doug!!!

    Kathy, Hang in there. You have done a great job raising a wonderful boy wh is now ready to be on his own at college. This does not make your job being his Mom done, the role is just changing a bit. I am here for you if you want to talk...anytime, you know that. Try and keep busy when he leaves and keep your mind occupied. :hug:

    Nancy, Keeping Buddy in my prayers.

    Maria, Glad Lily is doing OK.

    Ann, Thanks for all the tips on traveling with baby. I am actually going to place a big baby/food/alcohol ;) with Garden Grocer...maybe I'll hit $200 so I get free delivery!!! I already have many things in mhy cart over there...I had never heard of the formula sticks but I think I am going to go the premade 8 oz bottle route...this way no mixing.

    Please forgive me for not responding to everything...I was not feeling well last night. Not sure if over tired or thyroid stuff. Then while I was making dinner I broke the stove :scared1::headache:. I guess dinner will be burgers on the grill!

    Have a great day all!
     
  9. HERSEY

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    Lauren
    Ok I must ask How you broke the stove?:confused3 Sorry your not feeling the best.
     
  10. nucpharm29

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    Morning all! Work last night was crazy busy. Guess people getting ready for college/school to start.

    Kathy--:hug:I can only imagine how you are feeling. I know how I am now and emma is "only" starting kindergarten. I'll be a basket case when they leave for school. We're here for you, if only for a distraction

    Becky--welcome home!

    Nancy--Hope Buddy gets some answers soon! And that if it is a stone that it passes quickly and as painlessly as possible!

    Dinner last night was really good. I've had the recipe for a while, just never tried it.

    Tuscan Turkey Slow Cooker Pasta
    1 lb boneless, skinless turkey breast cut into 1 in pieces
    16 oz can kidney beans drained and rinsed
    15 oz can tomato sauce
    29 oz can stewed tomatoes, italian style
    4 oz mushrooms, canned, drained, sliced
    1 med green pepper chopped
    1 small onion chopped
    2 med. stalk celery, chopped
    3 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 cup water
    1 tbsp italian seasoning
    6 oz uncooked whole-wheat spaghetti, broken in half

    1. place all ingredients, except spaghetti in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until veggies are tender

    2. Turn setting to high, stir in spaghetti and cover. Stir again after 10 minutes, cover and cook until pasta is tender, about 20 minutes more.

    From Weight Watchers.com, Points value 4, 8 servings

    Time to get ready to face the world. Happy Hump Day!
     
  11. Where'sPiglet?

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    Good morning! I started a multi-quote reply last night, but 3 phone calls later I had to abandon it because it was so late. I'll try again tonight. :hug: to all!
     
  12. NEVERENOUGHWDW

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    Nan, I hope Buddy is doing ok. Prayers for both of you.
    Any news yet?

    Kat, I don't understand yet but I know what a great job you did with Kyle.
    Like I've been telling my Mom (when she can talk about it) you will always be my Mom & you made me who I am no matter where we are we're always together. I'm sure Kyle feels the same way. Only child & Mom's have a very special bond.
    Everytime someone brings up the possibility of Greg taking me to Florida she either cries or becomes very angry..... now the thought of leaving her has me teary...

    Lauren, feel better. I hope with the rain you are home catching up on some rest.

    The concert last night was so fun, they sounded great & it was a great night to be outside. Dinner was ice cold beer & a hot pretzel.

    Tonight is up in the air I just know I have to use some corn on the cob.

    There was a lady at the concert who noticed my necklace & asked if it had a special meaning. Greg gave it to me for our anniversary, it's a Tiffany key that symbolizes the key to his heart & another smaller Tiffany key with a enamel heart top as the heart to our baby.....the lady gave me a wonderful hug, told us what a blessing we were going to have, said she wished us many blessings & started to cry. I was so touched.......

    bbl.....
     
  13. Nancyg56

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    Maria-:cloud9: Iam a little teary but it is good, YKWIM?

    Buddy feels okay today I guess. He usually doesn't say too much so I usually need to guess.

    Steph- that recipe is on the list for soon!

    Marisa is bring a cabbage roll casserole over tonight so I am making an American Chop Suey for dinner. Salad ont eh side. I hope that the salad calls me, I have not been following my plan lately, it is going to show up soon :upsidedow
     
  14. TigerKat

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    :hug: This is incredible that this is posted right now.....last night Kyle saw me crying and we talked a bit, he said "Mom, you are the reason I'm going to LSU. I remember hating when you made me study for exams all weekend long, but now I understand. I remember hating when you grounded me all weekend long, but now I understand. You are the reason I am what I am and I love you. You don't get to not be my Mom, ever." OK, I'm bawling again....:sad2:
     
  15. EJ4Disney

    EJ4Disney Just a country girl at heart

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    Oh sweetie, what you are feeling is VERY normal. I am in the same boat as you, but I do have one year under my belt. Last year was so hard to not have Matthew here, and I cried a lot. I would be so glad to see him on Friday and then start crying again on Sunday afternoon at 5 when I knew he had to leave again. One evening Doug sat me down and said I HAD to quit this as I was making it harder on Matthew everytime he left. He was right and I was much better after that. I know this year will be hard but I also know that You/I will live. Even if we don't want to at times. My best advise to you is to stay busy, talk to us your friends and to know that this to shall pass. My thoughts prayers and love are with you my friend.

    I hope Buddy starts to feel better real soon and all tests are good. Any news yet?

     
  16. EJ4Disney

    EJ4Disney Just a country girl at heart

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    Here is another day for anyone interested:

    Day 5 – Friday June 19th
    We all were up around 8:30 and we just lounged in bed and watched the Open. We so wanted Phil Mickelson to win. We were all pulling for him. We ate a quick breakfast of pop tarts and cereal bars. Doug went for coffee and milk. We left the room at 9:30 for Animal Kingdom. We cut through the Lobby to catch a bus and I swear EVERY time I entered the Lobby I would trip. I have no idea what I tripped over, but each and every time I would catch my foot. I thought my family would just die laughing. I didn’t see any humor in it at all. LOL
    We walked out to the bus stop and again an AK bus was waiting for us. I could get used to this. We haven’t had to wait but once for a bus. OMG it was H O T out today and that long walk to the front of the park from the busses was a killer. We cut through the Rain Forest Café and browsed a bit. We love to enter from this entrance because it is never busy. Matthew went and got FP’s for the Safari and Doug, Ali and I headed over to Camp Minnie-Mickey. Matthew didn’t come and didn’t come so I called him – he had gotten turned around but was back on track and would be there pretty soon. We waited in line for the FOTLK show. They were starting to let everyone in and still no Matthew. A good 20 minutes later here he came. He was wringing wet as it was very hot out, plus I think he was a bit nervous that he got turned around. We went right in and we all loved the show. We were in the Giraffe section and had the cutest girl get us started. The show was only ½ full, so I was hoping that that was a good sign that the park wouldn’t be crowded.
    As we left we saw DeVine. Doug had never seen her and he was totally blown away. We stopped for a quick bathroom break and headed for the Safari. We sailed through the line with our FP’s, as the stand by line was 45 minutes. We had a great Safari. Probably one of the best ones yet, lots of animals out and a great guide. We could understand her. It seems like the last couple of times we got someone with a very distinct accent and lost half of what they were saying.
    Next we did something we have never done before. As I said before Ali is going to be a Vet. so we thought she would really like Conservation Station. We boarded the train and really enjoyed the ride. It was so interesting to see where the animals go at night. We so enjoyed our time there. We were able to see them do a Vet check on one of Cinderella’s white horses. This was so very interesting and Ali really enjoyed it. We went out to the petting part and found the hidden Mickey there. We all thought that was cute. Matthew found it first and made me close my eyes while he took me over. Only in Disney!!! Matthew also picked up a few animals and a reptile book for Ethan’s birthday. We sent those back to the room. We spent almost 2 hours there and couldn’t believe how much we all enjoyed it. Rode the train back and we all decided we were hungry. So we meandered over to Flame Tree BBQ. This is one of my most favorite places to eat. We love the BBQ but also love the fact that you can get away from all of the hustle and bustle of the parks too. The kids went down and got us a place to sit in our usual place. Doug and I stood in line. We had ordered and we up to the window when all of a sudden we heard the CM behind me yell, “Man down, man down”. The man behind us just crumpled to the floor. Everyone thought he was having a seizure but the people with him said no. They asked for ice water so I handed him mine. We really didn’t want to be in the middle of all of this but there was no way for us to get out. Doug has had EMT training so he helped a bit. He started coming to and he was looking like – What in the heck just happened. He was better, so we slide over and left to go find the kids. We were about ½ way there when I heard a CM behind me saying – “Hey Lady, hey Lady” and as I turned around he gave me a couple bottles of water. I had completely forgotten that I had given my glass of water away and he wanted me to have these bottles. I thought that was way above and beyond the call of duty. Again – Only in Disney.
    Well after our little bit of excitement we enjoyed our meal down by the river. We were able to watch Expedition Everest in the distance. Matthew and Ali were getting more excited by the minute and as soon as they were done they left to go ride. Doug and I finished up and walked over and got FP’s for Dinosaur. In the river as we were going over the bridge we saw a huge turtle. I have never seen a turtle so big. We went and watched the EE trains as they went up and came down. We were able to see the kids and Ali was screaming her head off. It was so funny. Pretty soon here they came. They were able to get 3 rides in before they decided that they had had enough.
    We all went to ITTBAB. I love walking around the Tree of Life. <<< I remember before AK opened, they were doing soft openings for Resort guest. We just happened to be here during that time and we were all so excited to be among the first ones to see what this new park was all about. One of the first things we did was to go to ITTBAB. We wound our way around that tree in direct sun. It was SO hot I thought I was going to die. The whole park was so hot but it was so very neat to see it before it opened to the public. As the years have gone by I love this park more each time I visit. We all remarked about how much cooler it was here than any of the parks we had visited on this vacation. I think it had to do with all of the shade. It is just amazing to see how the trees and foliage in this park has grown over the years. >>> We love this attraction and it was as good as always. From here I really wanted to see Finding Nemo the Musical, so over we went. We were a bit late getting into the theater but we were shown seats off to the left on the 3rd & 4th rows. Matthew and Ali sat just behind us. It was so nice and cool in there and I LOVED the show. As we left Matthew told us that I had lost my picking rights for the rest of the day. What?? Son, you didn’t like Nemo? Nope, not a chance! Oh well, off we go to Dinosaur. This was a new ride for Ali and she loved it, as did the rest of us. We hadn’t ridden it in a few years so it seemed like a new ride to us also. I picked up a Dinosaur Dictionary for Ethan for his Birthday. He will LOVE it!! (He did!!) Next I wanted to go see Flights of Wonder. We all had seen this show except Doug and knew he would just love it so off we go. It was great. I always tear up when I see the beautiful Bald Eagle. He is just gorgeous and huge. Matthew wanted to show Ali the big Fruit Bats, and the Komodo dragon, so off we go to the Maharajah Jungle Trek. There were a couple tigers just laying in the water. Such a funny site to see cats in water but it was so hot out again today that I am sure it felt great to them. We all enjoyed this and really took our time looking at it all.
    Doug and Ali wanted ice cream and do you think we could find a single place open that served ice cream. I bet we tried 5 different places that in the past have served it but not anymore so sadly they never got any. We realized that it was close to 5:00 and we had been in the park for over 7 hours. This used to be a ½ day park for us, but as I have said before we like this park more each time we visit. And truly the heat was much more bearable today – rather pleasant even. All of the shade helped. We had done everything we had wanted to do and more so we headed out. That is such a long trek to the bus stops though and man on that pavement it was HOT Hot hot. We saw that a bus was in the Pop spot but just couldn’t make ourselves run or heck even walk fast it was that hot. But thankfully it was still there and we walked right on.
    Doug and Ali were still on the hunt for Ice Cream so as soon as we got back to Pop they went for some in the food court. I joined them for a Chocolate malt. Matthew went to the Arcade to play. I went and pick up our packages in Everything Pop. When we finished we went in and all played Air Hockey for a bit, then Doug and I went back to the room. The kids stayed to play. We watch the Open for awhile, soon the kids came back and everyone laid down and took naps. I was the first up and took a shower. I tried to be very loud so the rest would get up. No luck they were down for the count. At 7:30 I had had it and they were getting up. No one was really very happy with me, but come on people we have things to do. For about a 1/2 hour I really thought I should have let them sleep because they were pretty crabby.
    We left the room at 8:00 and again a MK bus was waiting for us. Tonight was EMH for the MK and it was open till 2:00 a.m. Everyone was lining the street for the Parade but my boys were hungry so off we went to Pecos Bill’s. I knew better that to push my luck to watch the Parade. LOL As we were eating the parade passed by and I able to see it from where we were sitting. Cool!! We finished up and decided to go ride Splash. We had to wait about 30 minutes and as we were on it, Wishes started. That was so cool. I love riding this ride at night and to see Wishes also was just a bonus. When we got off we were again soaked, but it was just what we all needed. We were now ALL ready to have some fun.
    We next rode Pirates then stopped for a Dole Whip. We sat just people watched. Wow, there are all kinds in this world!! We decided that it was time to go ride the Haunted Mansion. We walked through FantasyLand and I really wanted to go on Pooh, Or Peter Pan or at least Snow White but Matthew would have none of it – remember Nemo earlier today? I hadn’t gotten any riding privileges back yet. LOL So we just kept walking and I could only look. The Haunted Mansion had about a 20 minute line but it went pretty fast, we were on in about 15. We tried looking for the wedding ring as we came out but I don’t think it is there anymore. We asked a CM but she looked at us like we had 5 horns on our heads so we just kept walking.
    We headed over to Buzz. Gee, we really missed having Space Mountain and the TTA Open. Those are 2 of our favorites. Buzz had quite a line but it looked to be moving very fast so we got in line anyway. We never seemed to stop and we were on quickly. Doug always steers, and I wish just once he would let me, because just about the time I get a target he steers me off in another direction. I will never ever beat him. And tonight was no different. Except Ali won and that just didn’t set to well with the boys so off we went again. This time Matthew won. So all was ok in the world again. Us girls wanted to go again but the boys said no. What babies!!
    Matthew and Ali rode Astro Orbitors and thought the view was great. I’ll take your word for that Son, as you will NEVER ever get me on that ride. We all took a ride on the Indy Speedway and I felt like a kid. Cool!! When we got off we all decided we were getting tired. I looked at my watch and it was 1:30. Wow time flies when you’re having fun. We went over to The Lunching Pad and got Pretzels with cream cheese and bottles of water. We decided we had done everything we wanted to so we worked our way out to the front. Main Street was almost deserted and the lights were so pretty. I just love it here. We walked the golden mile to the bus stop and waited about 20 minutes for a bus. We were back in the room and lights were out around 2:45. What a great day we have had.
     
  17. Rogue26

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    Hi all, good to see you all again.

    Gretchen- I wish I knew what to say but I just don't. I can't imagine being in your mom's postition, or yours. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Kathy- Those "only child" kids are pretty thoughtful, special kids- though my opionion might be a little one-sided. Not only will you do fine, so will he.

    Maria and Becky- Glad you had fun in Bermuda.

    Lauren- I loved the formula sticks, it was premeasured to make a 4 oz bottle. The disposable bibs were pretty great too. The kiddo was 1 1/2 when she first went to Disney, so we didn't really use the baby centers to often, but they are amazing. We would seek them out to change her diaper even if it was a bit of a walk. So much better than using the bathrooms.

    Nancy- I understand your worry, but at least he goes to the doctor. My dad has some abnormal cells in his prostate that could become cancer. Even though he hates the procedure, he still goes every year. Since Buddy is aware of it, he might be uncomfortable but I'm sure he'll be fine. I believe it's very treatable if caught early. If it's "just" stones, I hope he's feeling better soon.

    Ann- I hope you have good luck car shopping. I actually love it. I'm 5 feet tall and look 20 on a good day. Those poor dealers have no idea I'm ruthless. I'm quite proud of the deal I got on my husband's truck. I wish I had the money to do it more often!

    It's absolutly crazy here. I had to go into town and it's a little overcast so the streets are packed. I couple of little errands took hours. I was going to go to Trader Joe's tommorow, but there will be a public memorial most of the day for Eunice Shriver nearby. I can't imagine what the traffic will be like. I honestly don't remember traffic this bad here.

    For those of you near national parks (Sheryl, I think you said you are) this weekend if fee free weekend. There's no charge to visit any national park in the country. I don't think it was really well advertised.

    Ribeyes, green beans, and red beans and rice for dinner.
     
  18. Aimeedyan

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    I hope you feel better soon :hug:

    :sad1:

    what a fun day! We, too, typically hit AK in about 3 hours flat but when I went in February on a work conference, and me and a colleague decided to skip out on the conference and head to the parks, mom was working AK so that was our only option of getting in. We spent HOURS there and wow! It was like a whole other park! I hope to show DH some of the cool stuff we discovered.


    It's another Wednesday... we ate a big lunch so I may not eat until I head home tonight.
     
  19. HERSEY

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    Ellen We love AK also. Did you trip in the same spot in the lobby? Maybe there is a little uneven spot there. A couple of jobs ago there was such a spot. I would trip all the time. When they were changing out the carpet there in all it's glory was a raised area of dried cement :worship: AHA I was vindicated.

    I have tomorrow and friday off from work. :yay::yay:This was such a long week for only 3 days.

    Maria Your story had me crying at work. :hug:
     
  20. TigerKat

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    Another AK fan here! We won't have time to visit this trip as we only have a few park days and I really want to check out the new American Idol Experience at DHS, normally my least favorite park.
     
  21. TigerKat

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    I forgot to post this earlier.........I cried reading this and can understand how touched you must have been. Total strangers can touch us in ways that is mind blowing sometimes.:hug:
     

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