January 5, 2021 at 3:12 pm #28143ItaliancookParticipant
Mike, your Aerogarden looks fantastic! What a great Christmas present!January 5, 2021 at 4:30 pm #28147
I’m starting a batch of chicken stock today, and making spaghetti with meat sauce for supper.January 5, 2021 at 4:51 pm #28148
We had cubed steak with gravy,rice and scalloped cheese potatoes.January 6, 2021 at 7:31 pm #28153
Tonight I grilled a boneless chicken breast that I marinated in oil,vinegar,garlic powder,onion powder,paprika,salt,pepper,a little sugar and Worcestershire sauce.I made a honey mustard sauce to go with it.We had carrots and thickened potatoes.January 6, 2021 at 8:47 pm #28154
Sounds delicious, Joan!
I was glad to have a fast dinner planned for Wednesday. I boiled rigatoni (Italian, from Aldi’s) in the defatted drippings from our turkey, along with a little broth. I sauteed carrot strips and thick celery slices in olive oil. Once the liquid boiled for the pasta, I put a colander over it and the rest of a package of frozen broccoli into it, then covered with a lid, so that it could steam while the pasta cooked. I cut up some of our leftover turkey, then combined everything in a big pasta bowl. I grated Parmesan cheese over it and mixed it in. It’s simple, and we can probably make another two meals from it.January 6, 2021 at 10:01 pm #28156
BakerAunt yours sounds delicious too!January 7, 2021 at 4:40 pm #28160
I made beef-n-bean enchiladas tonight.January 7, 2021 at 6:31 pm #28161
On Thursday, we made our first grocery run since before Thanksgiving to the larger town northeast of here. I was able to buy Stonyfield full-fat plain yogurt, which meant that I could make a batch of yogurt today. Walmart still carries it. Apparently Kroger no longer carries it. I also noted with dismay that Kroger no longer had Kraft shredded 2% cheese, the only lower fat one they carried. They were the only store in our area where I could find any kind of reduced cheese.
I was irritated to note that the 1% milk I buy now lists its calcium as 250 mg, whereas before it was 300. Maybe the rules for calculating it changed? I decided to increase the Bob’s Red Mill Milk powder that I add for yogurt from 3 to 4 Tbs.January 8, 2021 at 11:53 am #28166
Today I’m making a batch of chicken noodle soup.January 8, 2021 at 6:38 pm #28171chocomouseParticipant
Today I made one of our favorite casseroles, which we don’t have very often. It is chicken breasts on a bed of sauteed onions, garlic, spinach, then a layer of mushrooms – all topped with shredded mozzarella. I didn’t get much of the liquid squeezed out of the spinach, so next time I’m going to try fresh spinach instead of frozen. I’ll make the leftovers into a soup, possibly adding some small pasta, maybe orzo, or rice.January 8, 2021 at 9:08 pm #28172
We had hamburger steaks,fries and pork-n-beans.January 9, 2021 at 4:40 pm #28173
I made a big pot of Brunswick Stew,so good on this cold day.January 9, 2021 at 6:20 pm #28174
Yes, Joan, a pot of food is great when it is cold!
Saturday night’s dinner was black-eyed peas, cooked with a ham hock, then mixed with brown rice prepared in my rice cooker. I added celery sauteed in grapeseed oil, chopped parsley and re-hydrated onion, then cut the meat off the ham bone and returned it to the pot. I added a bit of pepper. Had I been making it just for me, I would have added some chili powder. I’m just glad that I have found some bean dishes my husband will eat. We have enough for two or three more meals.January 9, 2021 at 6:28 pm #28176
We had mac and cheese with some fresh salad from the Aerogarden. We’re harvesting from it every 3-4 days, usually getting enough for 2-4 salads depending on how big we want them. As a few more plants get into their prime picking range, we’ll probably have to start picking every other day.
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