Topic: So...whats for dinner?

Forum: Life After Breast Cancer — 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 04:28PM

Posted on: Feb 1, 2011 04:28PM

Laurie08 wrote:

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'. :)

Bilateral Mastectomy on 6/30/10 Exchange surgery 1/10/11 Dx 4/22/2010, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jan 23, 2023 07:00PM minustwo wrote:

Dinner was lovely leftovers from the freezer - previously cooked Raos with at least 5 vegetables served over rigatoni. Once again I am so grateful to have learned I can freeze leftover pasta. Carole's contribution I think.

Made my favorite lime concoction yesterday - lime jello set in the fridge to firm up then whipped with mayo. Add 2 diced avocados, tiny chopped celery, a can of crushed pineapple and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. I know, it sounds like summer but I had avocados to use & that's what I sounded good. I still have one avocado left & will make guacamole.

Interesting about the broiler on the bottom of a gas stove. I grew up with that configuration so when I had to buy a new stove, I looked for that feature. Well that stove is now 36 years old. Turns out I rarely use the broiler. I have one of those counter top grills with water in a pan in the bottom so there's no spatter when cooking steaks or hamburgers or whatever.

Wally - I'll definitely try try the perfect Asian sauce, but might cut the soy in half with Saki.


2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jan 24, 2023 06:57AM specialk wrote:

I also had avocado to use up but took the easy way out and topped last night's green salad with it. I made a new to me recipe for a cheesy rice with chilies, but it was not something I would make again. Not bad, but it had a number of steps and ingredients and the result was not equal to the effort. While the rice baked I put a 1/4 sheet pan in the oven too with fully cooked brats on it. Not an inspiring meal, but it worked. I made the rice recipe because it had chilies - for some unknown reason I have a bunch of them in the pantry - I organized it over the weekend and kept finding those little cans...

I sent Omaha steaks to my son and his girlfriend for Christmas and because I voluntarily elected to delay shipping until after Christmas I was rewarded with a $50 off card. I have a store here locally so I need to go over and get some steaks for us! My Publix has just remodeled and eliminated the meat counter - the packaged steaks in the regular meat case are smaller, or more expensive, or not enough packages of our preferred cuts. I also have a warehouse club membership so I may start buying in bulk and repackaging in freezer paper like I used to when I had hungry kids at home.

Not sure what dinner will be tonight. Whatever I make it needs to be accompanied by a kale salad - I have a giant bag of kale. I do like the Pioneer Woman's recipe for one - it has a citrus component in the salad and in the creamy dressing, along with some jalapeno. I may also cook some of the kale and include it in a frittata with peppers and onion that DH can take for breakfast this week. Eggs are so expensive right now but yay for DD's backyard chickens. OK, I was just deep in search mode on my phone looking at kale salad recipes and realized the cat was drinking my coffee..... I will take it as a sign I may already be overcaffeinated. Sigh...

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 16 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 2013-2018. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, IHC
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Jan 24, 2023 07:18AM carolehalston wrote:

LOL on the cat drinking your coffee, SpecialK!!

Wally, I did read that aluminum pots don't work on the induction stove. If I were younger and building a house, I would consider switching but it would be a major expense for us to hire an electrician to do the necessary wiring. Gas stoves are getting so much criticism now from the environmentalists and I do care about the environment. I hated using an electric stove and have always been happy with gas. We had propane gas when I was growing up and there was never a problem with it as long as the tank was filled.

A lot of my cooking interest is mental, I do admit. Yesterday I read about socca and using the pancake to substitute for pizza crust. I plan to give that a try when the new stove is installed.

Minus, I also seldom use the broiler and my mother didn't use hers at all, as far as I know.

Last night's warmed up chili was delicious. The only side was cornbread. Tonight will be leftover pasta and salad. I love leftover dinners.

We have worrisome weather forecasts for tonight. Storms with danger of tornadoes.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 24, 2023 10:05AM wallycat wrote:

Carole, I agree, if I were younger and starting over, I'd probably do my kitchen a lot differently too.

The dreaded trek to Edmonds today so I've packed ham and cheese sandwiches and the leftover slices of frozen pizza we had for dinner. Some fruit, a bag of snacks (roasted soybeans with dried mulberries) and some chocolate--the elixir for all things!

Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Jan 24, 2023 05:22PM minustwo wrote:

Carol - my mother used her broiler all the time. Probably why I opted for one. She never grilled outside. That was "a man's job". Different time of life when there were specific jobs for each gender. I did my darnest to make sure my son knew how to do all the "women's" work too.

We got some of that fierce weather. Luckily no tornadoes in my part of town but three inches of rain in one hour. Whew!!!

Today's meal was a spinach/artichoke quiche from Costco. Tolerable - but I'd definitely start from scratch if I had company.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jan 24, 2023 05:50PM illimae wrote:

Minus, good thing you checked in, I just saw the news and was going to ask. The footage from Pasadena is crazy. Glad you’re ok.

Tonight was pork roast, baked potato and corn.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 10/20/2017 External Local Metastases 10/20/2017 Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External Local Metastases 4/18/2018 Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External Local Metastases 5/23/2019 Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/17/2020 External Local Metastases 2/17/2020 Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External Local Metastases 7/20/2020 Radiation therapy: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External Local Metastases 12/4/2020 Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 24, 2023 09:30PM - edited Jan 24, 2023 09:32PM by minustwo

Mae - I hope you'll post a picture of your "beach bar" on this thread. Yup, it 's not specifically about drinking - but I love the separate 'room' that you have created that is 77 degrees when the outside temperature is in the 40s.

And I should say - that a "from scratch" quiche at my house is the blender version with Bisquick where the crust forms like magic.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jan 25, 2023 07:20AM carolehalston wrote:

The front moved very fast last night. We had some wind and heavy rain that didn't last long. Some thunder in the distance and no lightning. This morning it's gloomy and 49 degrees outside.

Last night's salad and leftover pasta dish were delicious. Not sure there's enough chili left for two dinner servings but there is cooked brown rice in the refrigerator. Maybe a rice stir fry dish for tonight.

Minus, I've always avoided ordering quiche in a restaurant because onion is an ingredient and it's never cooked (or invisible) enough. I should make my own one of these days.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 25, 2023 12:05PM illimae wrote:

Minus, here are some pics of my tuffshed beach bar, the lounge side and bar side. I’ve got a few more items to put up but it’ll take a couple of weeks to get them. This works for now.




Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 10/20/2017 External Local Metastases 10/20/2017 Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External Local Metastases 4/18/2018 Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External Local Metastases 5/23/2019 Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/17/2020 External Local Metastases 2/17/2020 Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External Local Metastases 7/20/2020 Radiation therapy: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External Local Metastases 12/4/2020 Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 25, 2023 04:14PM eric95us wrote:

Illimae....wow....that's nice!


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