The What's for Dinner Thread- June 2012 (recipe index in OP)

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  1. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Thanks. It does sound delish....except I'm going to have to leave the bacon out of it for DH.
     
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  3. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    You are all very silly!

    Nancy that's great you're going back to school!

    Kim, Nice garden!

    I've been buried under tons of stuff this week. Today we are closing down our internet store. I can't seem to figure out how to make the website invisible. That's OK. No one really places orders anyways. Next week, I will give the employees their last paycheck and severance pay. Then we will have to box up all the music and work on selling it ourselves on eBay. At least we get to keep all the money. Of course we have to do all the work too!

    Dinner will probably be frozen shrimp scampi over pasta, with some kind of frozen veggie.
     
  4. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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  5. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    Sounds so good!!!
     
  6. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Nice to see you over here TruBlu! We have fun and share some good food ideas too!
     
  7. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    I need all the help I can get!

    Worst. Cook. Ever.

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  8. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    No? Really? We can help. Cooking is really not that hard. Unfortunately with all the awful wou.d stuff.i can't cook.wonderful stiff like I.want to but everyone here has some great recipies than are tasty and easy. Believe it or not Kimmar is actually quite an awesome cook!
     
  9. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    hope you stick around TruBlu.
     
  10. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    Another food related Kimmar Thead? You guys are stuck with
    me again!!!! Too much fun!!! :flower:
     
  11. kimmar067

    kimmar067 TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!

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    .....listen HERE, Missy-poo....why is that so hard to believe?? :mad: ....hmmmmm?
     
  12. kimmar067

    kimmar067 TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!

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    ...not with that avi pic...:eek:
     
  13. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    That's my hubby & me! :lovestruc

    It's the only pic of him he'll let me put online! One where nobody can recognize him!!!! Witness protection... :lmao:
     
  14. dgbg100106

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    Last night for dinner was Shrimp and Grits...

    Ingredients:
    2 cups water
    14 1/2 ounce chicken broth
    3/4 cup half-and-half
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup regular grits (I used quick grits and they were fine)
    3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
    2 tablespoons butter
    1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    1/4 teaspoon white pepper
    3 slices bacon
    1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup flour
    1/2 cup sliced green onion
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 cup chicken broth
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    lemon wedge

    Directions:

    Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually whisk in grits; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thickened; add cheddar cheese and next 4 ingredients; set aside but keep warm.

    Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings in skillet; crumble bacon and set aside.

    Sprinkle shrimp with pepper and salt; dredge in flour.

    Add green onions and saute 2 minutes; add shrimp and garlic and saute 2 minutes or until shrimp are lightly brown; stir in chicken broth, lemon juice and hot sauce and cook 2 more minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from skillet.

    Divide grits into 4 large, shallow soup bowls; divide shrimp mixture into four servings and place on top of grits; top each serving with crumbled bacon and serve with lemon wedges.

    The grits are so creamy and rich with all the cheese and butter, they are a wonderful meal by themselves and then the shrimp are just tender and sweet....


    Yummy in my tummy....


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  15. kimmar067

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    ....you had me at BACON. :love:
     
  16. blueiis99

    blueiis99 It's Disney Magic, you know!

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    oooh that looks so good....unfortunately I don't think my family would eat it! such picky eaters!

    and that looks like its my calorie content for the entire week! BUT WOW!! Kudos!! that looks fantastic.
     
  17. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Simple Loafs - Salmon and Meat




    My starting ingredients:

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    Common ingredients for the two loaves.....
    • Onion, 2 - diced
    • Celery, 4 stalks - diced
    • Carrot, 2 - diced
    • Parsley - diced
    • Chives, 1 bunch - diced
    • Breadcrumbs, 1 cup per loaf type
    • Eggs, 1 egg per loaf type
    • Tomato paste, 1 tablespoon per loaf type
    • Salt and Pepper to taste
    • Oil, 2 tablespoon


    Proteins used.....
    • Salmon, red - tinned. Drain and remove any bones


    • Minced beef, 500 g
    • Barbeque sauce, 1/4 cup






    Place the oil and onions in a pan and fry until translucent.

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    Add the celery and carrots and fry for another 2 - 3 minutes. I didn't have as much carrots as I wanted in my fridge. So I just used up what I had.

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    For the Salmon Loaf


    Add about half of the fried vegetable mix to the drained salmon; together with 1 cup breadcrumbs, egg and tomato paste, parsley and chives.


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    Season with salt and pepper and mix all ingredients together.

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    Place the mixture into a loaf tin. I've used two small tins for the salmon but you can put it all into the one tin.

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    Refrigerate for at least 3 - 4 hours and turn out the loaf into a baking tray. The loaf will hold its shape.

    Bake at 180 C (360 F) for 50 minutes.

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    You could bake the salmon in the tin if you wanted; but the sides won't be golden or crusty.







    For the Meat Loaf


    Add the rest of the fried vegetable mix to the mince; together with 1 cup breadcrumbs, egg and tomato paste, parsley and chives.

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    Season with salt and pepper and mix all ingredients together.

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    Place the ingredients into a loaf tin.

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    I did refrigerate the tin for about 3 - 4 hours; only because I had prepared it at the same time as the salmon loaf. But you could cook this straight away.



    Bake at 180 C (360 F) for 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a oven-proof serving dish. Place the barbeque sauce over the top of the loaf and return to the oven for a further 15 minutes.


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    My dinner, with the two protein loafs!


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    princess::upsidedow
     
  18. dgbg100106

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    PIO - That looks so good!

    Yummy..
     
  19. bigmerle1966

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    Been awhile since I've been here. Crazy busy at work but thankfully we are past that and things should quiet down starting this week.

    I had an interesting thought, bacon scented candles. :goodvibes

    So football started Friday night, they won! :cheer2: And my godson got a touchdown. :cheer2: And then he got hurt. :headache: But the xray came back with no visible break in his lower leg and the ortho says it is presenting as a stress fracture however he has things he can do to it that will let it heal and he could possibly still play. He has to have an MRI tomorrow and then we'll see.

    Going to my cousins today, maybe as it is supposed to rain all day today.
     
  20. dgbg100106

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    Dinner last night.... Pizza


    garden fresh tomatoes, and basil = turned into sauce
    Pizza crust, cheese, hot peppers, pepperoni, onions

    Bottle of Chianti

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  21. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    Dinner last night...
    Pizza Hut


    Told you guys I couldn't cook....
     

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