Dinner, September 15th.

buckytom

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executing restraint with great prejudice, i waited until peeps and sass logged out before i posted this today. :wink:

dw is taking my boy out for a hair cut and to get some fall/winter clothes after school, so she asked me to make dinner tonight. when asked what she wanted, she said "surprise me". that can be a dangerous proposition, lol.

knowing what i have on hand, i thought of an old dish that her mom made that she loved: stuffed peppers. the only problem is i've never made stuffed peppers. :huh: do you make the filling from cooked ingredients, then bake (sort of dry)? should i braise them? in what liquid? will a crock pot work?

i have a number of green bells from my garden, and keeping it healthy i was thinking of going with a ground turkey and brown rice filling.

ok, so, now how do i make boring taste good? i'm not big on foods that could be considered to have an r value for insulation.

tia for your help.

so, what are you cooking today?
 

luvs

'lil Chef
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i'm, making a beef-stock
i'd make a consomme, 'cept i'm 2 groggy yet 4 clearmeats & halving eggs, skimming, & that-
 

lilbopeep

Still trying to get it right.
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Ok Bucky are you a scart of the big bad girls? Why did you wait for Sass and I to log out?


Chicken tonight here.

WOW!! I haven't been to the Paterson farmers markets by the railroad tracks since Corrado Family Affair opened!! Is there still Fava and Corrado markets there? Is the butcher still next to Fava? I am going to have to go check them out again.
 

MexicoKaren

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We're going to a friend's house this evening for dinner, and she is serving smoked salmon fettuccine. I've got some bread rising to contribute, and will make some Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies as well. This is a HUGE day here in Mexico...well, the day is tomorrow, actually, but it starts at midnight tonight. September 16 is the bicentennial of Mexico's war of independence from Spain. My friend lives close to the town plaza, and after dinner, we will make our way to the plaza for fun and fireworks. At midnight, in every town in Mexico tonight, the top town official will go to the town plaza and re-enact the "Grito" or cry for Mexican independence, originally declared by Father Miguel Hidalgo in what is now Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato. So this is the Mexican equivalent of the US Fourth of July. The party starts today and extends all the rest of the week - all government offices are closed until next Monday.
 

lilbopeep

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We're going to a friend's house this evening for dinner, and she is serving smoked salmon fettuccine. I've got some bread rising to contribute, and will make some Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies as well. This is a HUGE day here in Mexico...well, the day is tomorrow, actually, but it starts at midnight tonight. September 16 is the bicentennial of Mexico's war of independence from Spain. My friend lives close to the town plaza, and after dinner, we will make our way to the plaza for fun and fireworks. At midnight, in every town in Mexico tonight, the top town official will go to the town plaza and re-enact the "Grito" or cry for Mexican independence, originally declared by Father Miguel Hidalgo in what is now Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato. So this is the Mexican equivalent of the US Fourth of July. The party starts today and extends all the rest of the week - all government offices are closed until next Monday.
WOW!! To bad we don't get 5 days for July 4th!! LOL Well have fun Karen!!















Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies :applause:

PSSSSSSSSSST recipe please?
 

MexicoKaren

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Mexicans LOVE to celebrate, and they do it so well. At Christmas time, alot of offices close down from December 13 (the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe) all the way through January 6 (Three Kings' Day).
 

Sass Muffin

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I was going to prepare something with orecchiette, frozen peas and bacon to take to work with me. That never happened.
Sooooooo.. I don't know. Either something there, or I'll run out for something.. maybe Chinese.
 

QSis

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Hey, Sass - we're having Chinese tonight! Take out egg foo yung, pork fried rice, crab rangoons, Peking ravioli, and whatever else strikes QBro's fancy.

BT, if your wife loves stuffed peppers, she may just want you to go the tradtional route of ground meat, onions, rice (I cook them all pretty throroughly before stuffing), topped with tomato sauce.

But if you want to play around with recipes, this one from Giada looks good, especially the basil sauce! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...ed-peppers-with-basil-sauce-recipe/index.html Also, I am a big fan of cous cous, so I will make her recipe.

Lee
 

luvs

'lil Chef
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stock prep;
then a broth of beef-base & a few adult drinks, & there's a few garlicky mustard eggs
(pickled).
 

vyapti

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I made about 30 chickpea & tempeh burgers this weekend. So tonight's dinner will be easy: burgers, corn & tater tots.
 

luvs

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great dinner! i've begun 2 use tempeh, too, after a batch of chili a few vegans/vegetarians i knew made a chili w/ that. i essentially dined on thier turkey chili, although luved that tempeh 1, also-
 

GotGarlic

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I have a meeting after work from 5:30-6:30, at a farmer's market :thumb: They have a cafe where you can buy dinners to go, so that's the plan for tonight. Not sure what's on the menu, so I don't know what it will be yet.
 
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Kimchee

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It's spaghetti and mini-meatballs night, with the required crisp salad and garlic bread.
 

vyapti

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great dinner! i've begun 2 use tempeh, too, after a batch of chili a few vegans/vegetarians i knew made a chili w/ that. i essentially dined on thier turkey chili, although luved that tempeh 1, also-
I use grated tempeh a lot in burgers, sloppy joes, 'meat'loaf, etc. My favorite way, though, simmered in a Thai curry. It soaks up the flavor and gets juicy/tender, but not sloppy like tofu.
 
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