What are you Cooking the Week of January 3, 2021?

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  • #28143
    Italiancook
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    Mike, your Aerogarden looks fantastic! What a great Christmas present!

    #28147
    Mike Nolan
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    I’m starting a batch of chicken stock today, and making spaghetti with meat sauce for supper.

    #28148
    Joan Simpson
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    We had cubed steak with gravy,rice and scalloped cheese potatoes.

    #28153
    Joan Simpson
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    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.

    #28154
    BakerAunt
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    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.

    #28156
    Joan Simpson
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    BakerAunt yours sounds delicious too!

    #28160
    Joan Simpson
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    I made beef-n-bean enchiladas tonight.

    #28161
    BakerAunt
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    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.

    #28166
    Mike Nolan
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    Today I’m making a batch of chicken noodle soup.

    #28171
    chocomouse
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    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.

    #28172
    Joan Simpson
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    We had hamburger steaks,fries and pork-n-beans.

    #28173
    Joan Simpson
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    I made a big pot of Brunswick Stew,so good on this cold day.

    #28174
    BakerAunt
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    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.

    #28176
    Mike Nolan
    Keymaster

    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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