Oct 11, 2017 05:04AM MinusTwo wrote:
Yes Lacey, please do post the horseradish dressing. Thanks for the delish meal descriptions.
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Posted on: Feb 1, 2011 11:28PM
I thought it might be fun to start a thread on what we are having, making or had for dinner. Sometimes it is the best tuna steak you ever had, sometimes it's a can of soup. But we all do it every night in some form or another. Maybe we can give each other ideas on what to make, or bitch about what we had, or the fact that we did enjoy that grilled cheese with tomato soup.
Every night my husband comes home and says "whats for dinner?" no matter what I say he always says "sounds good!" even if I say it's a 'fend for yourself night'. :)
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Oct 11, 2017 05:04AM MinusTwo wrote:
Yes Lacey, please do post the horseradish dressing. Thanks for the delish meal descriptions.
Oct 11, 2017 07:33AM ChiSandy wrote:
Frozen buffalo wings for me tonight...I don't mind turning my cuticles and French tips orange, because tomorrow is manicure day.
Oct 11, 2017 07:35AM Cherry-sw wrote:
Lasey12, this sallad and the chicken look delicious. My first husband was Iranian, I speak Persian and often cook Persian cuisine. Yesterday it was Persian grounded beef steakes with rice and cucumber and dried mynthe yoghurt sauce.
Swedish pastry is great, I agree with you, the most nationally beloved is cinnammon bun but for Lucia we udually bake saffron and raisains buns, I equally like both.
Oct 11, 2017 07:38AM ChiSandy wrote:
Cherry, my favorite dish at Ikea's cafeteria is the seafood salad. The fact that yours includes roe (aka caviar) sounds even more delicious. Wonder if I need any new stuff from Ikea this weekend....
Oct 11, 2017 07:18PM - edited Oct 11, 2017 07:19PM by Cherry-sw
ChiSandy, you mean the one with shrimps and half of boiled egg? I can imagine you have somewhat adjusted menu in your Ikea cafeteria, but not necessarily. Skagen röra is more like a mix, like a tuna mix or American egg or chicken salad, so creamy but with seafood and as you mentioned with row, looks like this one in the picture. There is always a good reason to go to Ikea, even if I keep telling myself I do not need anything I always end up buying something as usual, and they just released a new catalogue.
Dinner today was marinated chicken drumsticks roasted in the oven with mashed potato and cucumber, tomato, onion, dill and parsley salad, some ecological oatmeal cookies and fruits like apple and plums.
Oct 11, 2017 08:25PM carolehalston wrote:
Last night's dinner was a thrown-together version of Laurie's salsa chicken with brown rice, topped with sour cream and shredded "Mexican" cheese. I thawed two large chicken breasts and a carton of home-made Cuban black beans and dumped in the remainder of a pint of salsa bought in the farmers' market in MN.
Tonight's dinner will be sea scallops and fettucini in a garlicky butter/olive oil/lemon sauce. I may break the Italian rule against seafood and cheese and have some grated Italian cheese. Salad will be romaine and add ins.
Yes, Lacey, I would like the horseradish dressing recipe.
We associate with folks of Norwegian ancestry during the summers in MN. This summer we went to dinner at the home of a couple and were told in advance that the menu featured meatballs and gravy. I assumed the gravy was tomato sauce because the Italians we know here in south Louisiana (Sicilian background) call their tomato sauce gravy. The meatballs were in brown gravy and served with mashed potatoes. We were the only surprised diners! Everybody else expected mashed potatoes, which were very good.
Brown gravy is most often served on rice here in south Louisiana. We ate a lot of rice at my house and a lot of dark brown gravy made with a roux.
I went to Sam's today with three items on a list and spent $200. Now the freezer is stocked with meat.
Welcome, Cherry. DH and I went to Sweden years ago and enjoyed travelling around your country. Everyone spoke English and was very friendly. We took a charming boat tour on the Gota Canal. I don't remember much about the food we ate. We visited the Orrefors crystal factory and bought crystal that we still prize. We went to the little town where the Dalanar (Sp?) wooden horses are carved and bought one of those that we still display. There were also tours of a couple of famous pottery factories and purchases at them, but I can't pull the names out of my head.
On that same trip we travelled through Denmark and Norway and enjoyed the scenery and architecture and ambiance.
Oct 12, 2017 02:35AM illimae wrote:
Tonight DH made fried chicken and potato wedges!
Oct 12, 2017 02:19PM eric95us wrote:
I'm flying out to the staging area on 16 Oct...there we get checked out physically and mentally. From there it's home and on 31 Oct, I sign the retirement paperwork at Verizon.
There is a possibility I could be back, but that is up to the needs of the organization.
Oct 12, 2017 06:04PM Valstim52 wrote:
Dinner last night was oven broiled hamburgers on toast, with homemade coleslaw. You toast the bread, then put seasoned ground beef on the toast. Make sure the edges are covered, then broil for 25 minutes. yum...
Oct 12, 2017 08:53PM Cherry-sw wrote:
Carolehalston, those who served you meatballs with brown gravy and mashed potato do live IP to their Scandinavian ancestors I confirm. Did they also had lingonberry jam to it?
A town in Dalarna? Could it be Leksand? You traveled a lot during your visit here, both Dalarna and Småland, where the Kingdom of Crystal is situated. A company I work for, am on sick leave though now, has a production site in the same area eherethey blow Orrefors crystal, I used to go there a lot, otherwise I live in Stockholm.
The dinner today was chicken soup with organic chicken and beet root salad, some dried apricots for dessert. Tomorrow I will make organic meat burgers.
Oct 12, 2017 10:46PM MinusTwo wrote:
Making Baked Spinach Cakes. They sound great for a vegetable side or for snacks. Or since you all know I'm weird - for breakfast. I'm thinking of adding some finely chopped sweet onion, but maybe I shouldn't mess with the recipe the first time. Although I'll may bake in a mini-muffin pan?
Thaw & drain a box of frozen spinach. Mix with 1/2 C cottage cheese & 1/2 C cheddar. Add two beaten eggs, one chopped roasted red bell pepper, and a sprinkle of garlic powder and S&P. Bake in a sprayed muffin pan at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool & serve
Oct 12, 2017 10:49PM - edited Oct 12, 2017 10:50PM by SpecialK
minus - I make something very similar and do use them for a breakfast mini-quiche, baked in a regular size muffin pan.
Tonight is an herbed small pork roast, sweet potatoes, and something green - yet TBD.
I am now craving Swedish meatballs after all this discussion, lol!
Oct 12, 2017 10:51PM MinusTwo wrote:
Cherry - interesting about the Lignonberry jam in with the meatball gravy. I had Danish neighbors growing up and their meatball gravy always included sour cream.
Anyone else remember the cocktail meatballs with grape jelly & chili & cayenne in the sauce?
Oct 12, 2017 11:16PM SpecialK wrote:
minus - I do cocktail meatballs with grape jam and chili sauce, the sauce that is like spicy ketchup (Del Monte or Heinz makes it), it is a great crockpot dish for a big party.
Oct 13, 2017 02:00AM carolehalston wrote:
Lamb burgers on home-made wheat buns, baked today. Side was a salad of romaine, cucumber, grape tomatoes, avocado, blue cheese, brown olives. White balsamic vinegar and EVOO dressing. Delicious meal.
Cherry, we visited Stockholm, too.
Oct 13, 2017 03:25AM illimae wrote:
Big salad topped with some of last nights fried chicken pieces.
Oct 13, 2017 04:00AM ChiSandy wrote:
Two veggie spring rolls and a chicken tamale from Whole Foods. (Last night was pastitsio & moussaka from their hot bar). Probably have a couple of mochi for dessert later. (Late breakfast was a low-carb BLT--gotta use those tomatoes!--and a fried egg).
Oct 13, 2017 05:02AM Lacey12 wrote:
Glad you will be soon getting an R+R (not exactly, right?!) and can return home to see the family and get that important paper signed, Eric. Hard to imagine that you will be spared from providing more help in the future. Thanks again! I keep hoping to hear more reports from my DDIL’s colleague who is there now.
I just spent the evening clothes shopping at Frugal Fannies to cover outfits I need for two events at DH’s business school reunion this weekend. Clearly, not gaining any weight this summer could have prevented this trip!
So since I arrived home from shopping at 9PM, and DH was eating snack food (tortilla chips and hummus), since he didn’t eat much at his reunion cocktail reception, I broke out some cheese and crackers and red grapes, and that was dinner.
So my Horseradish Vinaigrette goes something like this:
1-2 tablespoons white horseradish
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey ( tho I sometimes use maple syrup since we have that on hand a lot)
2-4 Tablespoons white wine vinegar (or light balsamic, or pinot grigio vinegar, or champagne vinegar) I vary it.
Dash salt (I often omit)
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
Once mixed well, while still whisking, add:
1/4 to 1/2 cup evoo
Feel free to adjust ingredients to your taste preference. My dressings are pretty loose as far as ingredient amounts. Also, I also often add some dried tarragon to add extra interest.
I often triple this and store it in a bottle in refridge, so it’s handy to use since it is my go to fave dressing. It just needs to come out of refridge as you start making salad so the evoo has time to liquify
Better go hang up my purchases!
Oct 13, 2017 06:10AM Moonflwr912 wrote:
love those meatballs. An oldie, but goodie.
I hope evetyone came through all the horrible weather ok.
You know, Im NOT going to say I plan on posting more often. Everytime I say Im better, and say that, I end up sick. Just spent another month between my husband and myself spending 2 weeks each in bed and sick. Yuck.
Today went to Perkins. Had the choose 2 option. Roadt beef sandwich, and a cobb salad. It was actually pretty good. Shhhh. Dont tell anyone they had lemon meringe. It was good. LOL
Oct 13, 2017 06:29AM ChiSandy wrote:
Perkins is always my go-to after any evening gig in WI, especially Madison. I go for the Senior menu--usually the pork chops, salmon or country-fried steak. I always end up bringing leftovers home to Chicago. I don't try the pie, because I know I'd finish it!
Oct 13, 2017 07:45AM MinusTwo wrote:
Moon - so good to hear from you but sorry you've both been sick again. Hoping you're done with the 'season changing' body changes. Lemon Meringue Pie is one of my specialties. But it's not something you make for one and it seems like all my friends are always on diets. My Mom taught me (w/o words) that food = love. Finding new ways to communicate is interesting.
Been thinking about friends. Someone on another thread posted an interesting thought about friends as we age. She said she'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies. So I'm working on small list of who I'd invite to a seminal B-day party if I had tons of money & could send a private plane to pick everyone up. I made a list like this in my 30s and I'm sad to say that a number of my very favorites have passed away. On the other hand, I've been fortunate to visit 7 people still on the original list in the last couple of years since my 2nd round with BC. Not to mention meeting 5 or 6 new BCO friends in my travels.
Oct 13, 2017 12:37PM Cherry-sw wrote:
The meatballs here are served with either brown gravy sauce or with cream sauce when you basically dilute the what is left in the pan after frying the meatballs, no deep fry though, let it cook then strain it and let it cook until gets thicker. It could be either lingonberry jam or lingonberry mashed with some sugar. The a common Swede has his or her meatballs.
SpecialK, all you need is grounded pork and beef, I do not use pork though, either minced onions raw or minced and fried a little, some breadcrumbs, form a small balls and sear them in oil and butter but I only use olive oil, that's all.
Oct 13, 2017 04:32PM Lacey12 wrote:Not sure why this is true, but ever since last spring, when I started having my tech problems with this site, I have to log in each time I visit, in order to access the posting window. Maybe it’s a security thing that didn’t used to exist?
Oct 13, 2017 05:04PM auntienance wrote:
Lacey, I have to log in every time too. Plus there are some other weird typing anomalies on this site. I'm very happy you're putting up with it though, I missed your posts. Good luck with your mamm today. Talk about superstition, I have only recently started to wear the shirt I wore the day I was diagnosed six years ago. But I will never wear it to another appointment.
Fresh walleye tonight with fresh green beans and perhaps some coleslaw. I have both red and green cabbages in the fridge waiting to be used.
I find myself a bit isolated in retirement, which doesn't bother me usually. I've never had lots and lots of friends (quarters mostly.) When people meet me they often think I'm gregarious, but I'm actually a rather shy person on the inside lol. Socializing with those I don't know well can be difficult for me. Not a party girl at all.
Maybe that's why I love this place so much. I feel like I know you all and if I don't feel like talking I don't need to. But I love listening!
Eric, I'm so happy you're retiring but I know you will be missed.
Oct 13, 2017 08:34PM MinusTwo wrote:
Oh hot damn. My son (an airline pilot) had a surprise schedule change/cancellation and just called to say he's in town. I haven't really seen him in more than a year except for a quick lunch several months ago up at the airport between flights. He always wants 'tex-mex' when he's here since that's what he grew up with, but apparently is having some stomach issues so we're going to Capital Grille. Off to shower & wash my hair.
I like the 'friends' comments Lacey & Nance. Definitely requires more discussion.
Oct 14, 2017 01:24AM HappyHammer wrote:
DH is home for a long weekend so I am cooking....last night, beef stroganoff over Jasmine rice, haricort verte and a tossed salad....tonight's fare: cod, tossed salad and a tossed salad. Just so glad DH is home...getting so much done!
Oct 14, 2017 04:01AM MinusTwo wrote:
We ate in the lounge at the Capital Grille. I had a cup of Boston Clam Chowder. Good flavor but I prefer mine a little thicker. Then two Lobster & Crab cakes. Quite tasty. And a basket full of wonderful breads, so I had 3. My son had a Rib Eye Cheeseburger with Aioli, only they've discontinued the Aioli at this location. He made do with gourmet mustard but was disappointed. Even at 5pm for my only meal, that was way too much food for me.
Oct 14, 2017 07:50AM ChiSandy wrote:
Dinner tonight was a two-parter: Bob wanted to go to the 9pm showing of Blade Runner 2049, and when he told me (and I reserved the tix online) it was already 7 pm. Nuked two chicken tamales w/salsa verde. Movie was >2.5 hrs and we were starving when we got out (sm. popcorn for me and messy gooey nachos for Bob didn't take the edge off). So after seeing an episode of WTTW's Check, Please--in which we found out Little Bad Wolf in Andersonville is open till 2 am--we decided to try it. Loud hip-hop music and crowded even at midnight, but we snagged the last table. I had tuna poke with edamame & house-made taro chips, plus roasted Brussels sprouts with pine nuts & frizzled onions; Bob had a kale Waldorf salad with chicken, and pork lumpia (Filipino spring rolls). Delicious, reasonably priced, but portions could choke a horse. (Salad would have fed three). I have rehearsal down in the Loop at 12:30 tomorrow, so about to head off to bed after a bedtime snack (I know, I know, don't judge) of a black-sesame mochi ball. Gordy's spending the weekend with his GF, so those leftovers will be available for quite a while.