Apr 29, 2021 08:02PM illimae wrote:
Beans and Cornbread!
Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.
Posted on: Feb 1, 2011 06:28PM
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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Apr 29, 2021 08:02PM illimae wrote:
Beans and Cornbread!
Apr 30, 2021 08:31AM carolehalston wrote:
SpecialK, I did not air dry the blanched broccoli and cauliflower. I will remember to do that next time. The salad came out ok but with no wow factor. The recipe was similar to yours with crumbled bacon, 3 slices, yellow raisins 1/3 cup. I added a little extra Light Hellman's. It was a pretty salad and there are leftovers. The orange and lemon zest and fresh juice from both lemon and orange are for flavor but also to cut down on the mayo and reduce WW points.
There was no pork tenderloin in the freezer but I found the remaining pork shoulder chop/steak. I cooked, actually overcooked, it in the air fryer. As always one of my slices was the portion with the bone. I am the bone gnawer.
I have done a good job this year of using up meats in the freezer. At this point I will be shopping for the next few days. In the past when we headed north towing the 5th wheel, I loaded the freezer contents in the house into the camper freezer but now the 5th wheel lives in MN.
Tonight's dinner will be a hamburger. The side may be salad instead of oven fries.
May 1, 2021 09:28AM carolehalston wrote:
People are eating and not telling!
I cooked the burgers in the air fryer last night and regretted using that cooking method. The cast iron griddle on the stovetop does a better job. But I enjoyed my burger on a store bakery bun and also enjoyed the leftover broccoli and cauliflower salad, which was delicious after sitting in the refrigerator and soaking up the flavors.
May 1, 2021 12:15PM jhl wrote:
I hope everyone is outside enjoying the springtime.
Last night we had salmon BBQ'd on a salt block with asparagus and cheddar biscuits. Not sure what tonight will be.
May 1, 2021 12:35PM SpecialK wrote:
Not much cooking going on at my house as DH’s oral surgery became an extraction and bone graft. I am eating odds and ends, as I am a grazer at heart.
May 1, 2021 01:40PM ChiSandy wrote:
Our springtime is very "bipolar" temp-wise. On Tues. we went from the 40s to the 80s to the 40s all within 12 hrs.
Nothing very interesting most of the week for dinner, with two exceptions. Mon., leftovers. Tues. night, at a steakhouse, on the (thankfully, heated) patio with friends, Kumamoto oysters (first raw oysters I'd had in over a year); bone-in ribeye, creamed Swiss chard with onions; braised wild mushrooms. Wed., leftovers from the night before. Thurs., an Italian wine dinner at Cellars: an antipasto ("Cibo di Strada") of fried olives, Fontina, porchetta, prosciutto, and sopressata salami; then a grilled octopus & chickpea salad; lamb lasagna made with crepes instead of pasta; mushroom ravioli with chunks of Tuscan long-braised beef, portabellas & baby spinach; and for dessert, a "Napoleon" of pizzelle wafers with limoncello custard and fresh berries. Last night: the beef/ravioli leftovers, augmented with asparagus I charred on the grill.
May 1, 2021 07:23PM eric95us wrote:
Grrr.....lost a post. Again, I think it's a "hit the magic spot on the laptop to highlight the entire post and then when I type a letter, it replaces the entire post". It's not the site as I don't have this problem when I'm using my desktop computer.
I'm feeling normal again and am *thrilled*. For the past couple of weeks, I've been "dragging" a bit--feeling tired, achy, headache, etc. I've been getting stuff done, but it's been a 10 minutes work, 30 minutes rest cycle.
It turns out Sharon wasn't feeling all that great either and she's getting going full speed again. I don't know if it was residual effects from the Covid19 vaccine or allergies, or something else....no matter what, it seems to be gone....
Last night we had dinner with DD, her boyfriend and boyfriend's parents. They all are good people.
DD is moving to Michigan with him (he will be one of the tech folks "behind the scenes" at a TV station). At the end of the month, DD, her boyfriend and boyfriend's dad will be driving her car and his truck from Arizona to Michigan. Sharon and I will follow along a few days later towing a small trailer with our truck.
I'm laughing at my first reaction to DD driving across the country, which was ....worry...with, "I hope it goes OK" thoughts. My laughing to myself started when I remembered Mickey and I going on a "show each other off to the family" cross country trip. She and I drove my VW bug, tent camped every night we weren't at a relative's house (motels were too expensive) and we made it...and we thought nothing of it. We were the same age as DD and her boyfriend, and we didn't have an "oldster" along with us. So, I guess I shouldn't worry (too much) :-)
Special, hopefully DH's "pain in the mouth" quickly goes away.Needing a heated patio Chi? Wow. Not here. At 10pm last night, as we left from the dinner, which we ate outside as well, it was 89F degrees. The humidity here is probably under 10% right now, so it was comfortable..even when it's 100F/38C.
We're going to have to start using up our freezer/refrigerator/pantry foods so we can fit the "leftovers" into the camper, so Carol's "work" will become familiar here.
jhl, What's your biscuit recipe..if you don't mind? I made cheddar biscuits using the recipe at https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/260622/red-lobster-cheddar-biscuits/ This recipe makes, to me, biscuits that are too salty and "not enough cheddar". Both are easy to fix, but...the more recipes, the better! :-)
May 1, 2021 11:42PM MinusTwo wrote:
Anybody have a good "recipe" for cleaning laminate countertops?
Work proceeding. Hall bath 90% finished and now has the only toilet in the house. Primary bath demolished back to the studs & floor out - so of course toilet gone. I'm getting better about living with boxes & changing furniture patters every night. Day off tomorrow so I can go buy the next batch of stuff needed to continue. Then Monday I hit the decks running to strip all the linens off the bed & move my nightgown to the guest bedroom so they can start to take down my bedroom ceiling. Oh - & find places to stash more furniture so they can do that job.
May 2, 2021 01:08AM auntienance wrote:
Oh Minus, I feel for you. Such a job especially for one person. And it’s as much work to put the stuff back after they’re done. My sympathies.
Went to the farmers market today - somewhat of a misnomer since it’s mostly crafters and food trucks until the growing season gets going. I was hoping for some spinach and spring onions but if there were any they sold out early. But it was a lovely day to be out although I won’t go back until there’s produce to be had.
Tonight was barbecued St. Louis style ribs, baked beans and coleslaw. Most interesting meal of the week.
May 2, 2021 01:55PM SpecialK wrote:
minus - I’m tired just reading your post. For the laminate countertops you can use a baking soda and water paste, rub it in, then remove with a wet cloth. HGTV also says you can use a bit of dish soap and water for the scrubbing part. Then a couple of rinsing wipes. If you want it shiny again you can use car wax after that. Rub it on, let it sit for 10 mins, then polish it off with a soft clean towel, just like for a car. For shine you can also use a vinegar solution - 2c water to 1T vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray on, let sit a couple of mins, wipe with a clean towel. I’m not crazy about using vinegar but only because of the way it smells - since chemo it makes me cough. I do have a homemade window cleaner with alcohol and vinegar but it also calls for a couple drops of peppermint oil, which disguises the scent for me.
Dinner has not been happening lately but I may make spaghetti with meat sauce tonight. Depends on if DD and her BF come over after moving his stuff into her house, since DH is still on cold soft food for another day. Mixed feelings on the BF moving in - she’s a grown woman so can make her own decisions about this but they haven’t been seeing each other very long, so... upside is he will pay rent. So I’m his landlord and his GF’s mom, lol
May 2, 2021 05:46PM auntienance wrote:
Congratulations mommy, it took me many tries to get them like my grandmother’s.
Tonight is order out night which has not yet been decided.
May 2, 2021 08:18PM MinusTwo wrote:
Yesterday was Orange Chicken, Beef & Broccoli and Lo Mein from Panda Express - eaten around noon. The contractor went to guy lunch for his crew and asked if i wanted something too. While it was quite good, there was obviously a huge load of sodium since I unbelievably thirsty the rest of the day.
Today was cottage cheese & tomatoes, accompanied by a flour tortilla topped w/Monterrey Jack, heated and rolled.
I found a recipe for 10 minutes enchiladas made with a block of cream cheese. A friend tried them last night and saic quite good.
May 2, 2021 09:39PM jhl wrote:
Last night's dinner was a complete bust. My husband has been wanting to cook for the last several months. For whatever reason, he has been trying out what I can only call 1950's church casseroles. In my view, they were awful then and they are really awful now. Last night's was just horrible! Tonight was just using up leftovers - pork/chicken quesadillas. We added some salsa and sour cream.
Eric, I use this recipe and vary it as I make it: https://sugarspunrun.com/garlic-cheese-drop-biscuits/
May 2, 2021 10:04PM illimae wrote:
1950’s church casseroles, lol, that’s funny
tonight was pork roast with scalloped potatoes, broccoli, spinach and yellow squash.
May 2, 2021 10:39PM saltmarsh wrote:
I have dreams of getting back on track, soaking pulses and having salad ready-made to eat as needed, and making sure I'm getting optimal protein for rebuilding tissue.
Meanwhile, here's what we did for dinner tonight: Sent my son to his dad's house, said goodbye to the step-kid, who picked up dinner on the way back to their apartment, kissed my husband goodbye as he headed to Five Guys for some burgers, and microwaved an Amy's Chili Mac bowl -- which tasted pretty darn good -- and ate a cup of raspberries.
May 3, 2021 05:21PM MinusTwo wrote:
Saltmarsh - welcome to the table. Glad to have you.
Brunch was 6 Triscuits with what was left of some garlic Boursin cheese. Looks like dinner might be salmon risotto since I feel the need for some protein. Otherwise - Sunflower Crunch salad.
Ex husband coming tomorrow because all the fluorescent lights in the garage just magically quit Saturday. Salvation Army coming - but my contractor & my lawn guy have wanted most of the bulky furniture pieces. I don't have the energy to unpack boxes or closets to prepare more stuff to go so I'll make another PU appointment in 3 weeks.
May 3, 2021 08:16PM illimae wrote:
Tonight is sliced grilled T bones with roasted rosemary potatoes, carrots, sautéed spinach and garlic bread.
May 4, 2021 01:01AM - edited May 4, 2021 01:03AM by ChiSandy
Brunch yesterday was shakshuka, which I hadn't made in a while--Bob had it with 3 eggs/3 bacons/2 toasts to my one of each. Took it out to the deck, until a gust of wind blew over my champagne flute and sent my napkin into the neighbor's yard. Oh, well. (At least it was a plastic flute). For dinner, we went to Shaw's Crab House ("keto-heaven" and quite socially-distanced, masked whenever not shoving food or drink into our mouths). App. was a pair of individual seafood "towers" (we each had 2 Pacific oysters & jumbo shrimp, plus a stone crab claw. We shared a shrimp/crab Louis salad and then a grilled Ora king salmon filet over cauliflower filets with a dollop of cauliflower mash. Brunch today was leftover shakshuka sauce with an egg, olives & feta, with a piece of low-carb toast. Bob brought home a slab of ribs (sauce on the side) from a BBQ joint near his office. They came with a corn cobbette, baked beans, and creamy (likely too-sweet) cole slaw--so for my sides I had instead pan-seared asparagus and the heel of an heirloom tomato with homegrown basil.
I have gained so much weight (stepped on the scale and my heart sank) that though my size 10/M/Chico's "1" clothes still fit fine, I would be lying if I didn't admit my size 12 Levis were feeling comfier going on than the 10s. I have a weigh-in tomorrow and am dreading it. Seriously considering counseling from a shrink (mine retired 2 yrs ago), or some kind of group for accountability between my every-3-month weigh-ins. (I'd have those weight-control appts. oftener, but Medicare won't pay for more than 4/yr). I'm still much thinner than when I started, but the same weight as when lockdown started in Mar. 2020--not good. I'm "good" all day--and then (Jekyll/Hyde?) at night I want chocolate and the texture of starchy real carbs. The fake stuff doesn't satisfy me--and the next person who says that to satisfy my "crunchy" cravings I should snack on celery & carrot sticks are gonna have those stuffed where the sun don't shine. I don't like what I'm supposed to eat (other than some proteins), and I'm not supposed to eat the things that satisfy me. And no matter what I weigh, my blood glucose has refused to budge. I might have to rethink letrozole--especially since I'm starting to get acne too. I've been on it almost 5-1/2 years. The letrozole raised my LDL, but the statin I take for that is elevating my glucose. If I go on metformin, it'll jack up my LDL again. Vicious cycle.
May 4, 2021 08:19AM carolehalston wrote:
Sandy, I totally empathize. In a perfect world, we could eat whatever appeals to us with no weight gain.
Minus, your posts exhaust me. I will be so happy for you when you reclaim your much-improved house.
Last night was navy beans and brown rice with a large tossed salad.
May 4, 2021 09:27AM saltmarsh wrote:
Well, I started out with the best of intentions to make a healthy dinner yesterday. I got up and soaked two cups of flageolet beans. And closer to dinner time, I made a pot of rice and cooked up the beans with some aromatics, and was going to figure out what to do with them, but after getting interrupted too many times and running out of energy, I just ate them as they were, and my kiddo and my DH had McDonalds for dinner because they weren't up for my "rabbit food."
I did get groceries yesterday and have the ingredients to throw together a salad. And I was reminded that prior to surgery I made and froze several servings of quinoa with a couple ounces of chicken, so perhaps that's what's for dinner tonight!
May 4, 2021 02:42PM jhl wrote:
It's supposed to be hot today reaching 91 degrees by 4-5PM. Fortunately, our 25 mph winds have stopped so our fire danger is less than it was yesterday. I think tonight will be a tuna salad with a crisp white wine.
May 4, 2021 06:16PM eric95us wrote:
jhl. Thank you for the recipe. I'll try it this Saturday for the bluegrass jam that is at our house. I like to make homemade snacks instead of going to the store for bags of chips.
I'm sitting here resting for a few minutes after working in the sun for the past 3 hours. It's 97F in the shade......
May 4, 2021 06:49PM illimae wrote:
Keeping it easy tonight with French bread pizza and salad.
May 4, 2021 07:18PM Beaverntx wrote:
Thinking taco salad. DH is working on taxes so need something easy when he is ready to take a break!