July 14, 2019 at 11:22 am #17035July 14, 2019 at 3:39 pm #17037
With the continuing hot, humid weather, we’ve decided to have leftover quinoa salad for dinner tonight.0July 14, 2019 at 9:49 pm #17044
Baked potato and a salad here tonight.1+July 14, 2019 at 10:25 pm #17045
As I noted in another thread, we did tacos with the first tomato from our garden.2+July 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm #17053
It doesn’t involve using the stove, but I’m putting this entry under cooking;
On Monday afternoon, I made salsa. Although tortilla chips are usually banned from this house due to saturated fat, they have entered while my stepdaughter is here. I will control myself. I made salsa as well, using my recipe of two cans Walmart brand no-salt diced tomatoes, chopped onion, minced garlic, and my last jar (12 oz.) of 505 Southwestern Hatch Valley Flame Roasted Green Chiles that I brought with me from Texas. I can’t find anything comparable here in our area of Indiana. After having these, no other brand will work.2+July 15, 2019 at 5:20 pm #17055
I appear to able to order those chiles online through WalMart, 2 jars for $5.72, including shipping. You might see if you can.2+July 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm #17056
Tonight we had cubed pork,leftover candied sweet potatoes,fried okra and deviled eggs.2+July 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm #17057
We had tuna melts tonight, with some locally grown tomatoes from a roadside stand.2+July 15, 2019 at 10:17 pm #17060
Thanks for the tip about the chilis, Mike. I will look into it.
I made broth this Monday afternoon from the bones of the rotisserie chicken we had last week.
For dinner, I made salmon and couscous, using Penzey’s Greek seasoning.
It seemed a little cooler this evening than it has been. We may try to pick blueberries tomorrow at our favorite place.1+July 15, 2019 at 10:31 pm #17061
We’ve got heat warnings the next several days, likely to hit 100+ here. Typical middle of July for Nebraska, though.1+July 16, 2019 at 3:53 pm #17071
Today I baked a meatloaf,cheese baked potato casserole and garden peas.1+July 16, 2019 at 7:31 pm #17072
BLT’s tonight.2+July 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm #17076
We had a nice rain in the late afternoon, and it is rather nice outside tonight.
I made a stir-fry for dinner on Tuesday, using green onion, celery, carrots, 8 oz. mushrooms, broccoli, snow peas from our garden, shrimp, and soba noodles. I had planned to use rice, but my stepdaughter likes the soba noodles as much as we do!1+July 17, 2019 at 12:11 am #17080
Dinner tonight was sirloin steak tips marinated in balsamic vinegar, macaroni salad and a green salad. Very warm and humid, and going to be in the upper 90s by the weekend, but we did get a brief shower this afternoon and will have rain most of the day tomorrow.2+July 17, 2019 at 10:14 pm #17107
I made chicken-n-dressing,and green beans,cranberry sauce and lemon pie.I had a half chicken and the back that I boiled this morning,made a small pan 8 inch skillet of corn bread,2 ribs of celery and half of very large onion,a couple eggs,half a stack of saltines and 2 hot dog buns .It made up a 9×13 inch casserole dish so we enjoyed dressing today but I will freeze a lot to have later.It was so good I don’t know why we think it’s just for a holiday.1+July 18, 2019 at 6:00 am #17111
I made a zucchini-tomato-mushroom pizza. The details are in the “Substituting Asiago for Gruyere” thread.1+July 18, 2019 at 6:25 am #17112
Tacos for dinner last night!2+July 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm #17116
No cooking here tonight,leftover spaghetti and meat sauce.2+July 18, 2019 at 6:35 pm #17117
No cooking here tonight either! Husband had a dinner meeting, and I had a late afternoon medical appointment. So I stopped at a local ice cream stand and got a dish of lemon home-made ice cream. No calcium deficiency here!3+July 18, 2019 at 8:10 pm #17119
We had muskmelon and salami for supper, we found a local source for a garlic-free Genoa salami that is excellent with melon and makes a great tomato and salami sandwich, too, we had those for lunch yesterday, supper last night and lunch today.
BTW, a tip for you salami lovers, get the deli to slice it as thin as they can, almost shredded. We don’t know why, but it changes the flavor. Probably has something to do with the amount of surface that is exposed relative to the total weight of the slice.3+July 18, 2019 at 9:49 pm #17121
I made a round roast the other night so I’ve been eating off of that for the last 3 days. Last night was roast with rice and canned baked beans and a salad, tonight was the same except I had spaghetti instead of rice.2+July 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm #17131
On Friday afternoon, I made three 8 oz. and one 4-oz. jar of black raspberry jam and canned it. Ninety percent of these berries came from the terrace in front of our house; the rest my husband picked one day in his woods. We had planned to go out and pick more, but with the slower schedule on our house, we did not get the chance. We hope to go blackberry picking as soon as the berries ripen. We have some on the terrace, but since we like seeded blackberry jam, I need a lot in order to get at least 3 ½ cups jam.2+July 19, 2019 at 10:11 pm #17133
Tonight we had leftovers- chicken and dressing,cranberry sauce,garden peas and scalloped potatoes.I still have enough dressing for the freezer to make 2 more meals.1+July 20, 2019 at 11:43 am #17140
Among the cookbooks I’ve unpacked is Martha Stewart’s Healthy Quick Cook. I have green lentils, so I made the “Cold Lentil Salad” to go with my tuna fish sandwich for lunch. I had to omit the parsley, as I had none. The salad needs it, so when I’m at the grocery tomorrow, I’ll buy some and add it.
Note: I added the parsley, but now I think that it could use some vinegar.
0July 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm #17146
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Dinner last night was salmon and potatoes cooked on the smoker/grill, and cole slaw. Tonight we’re having egg salad sandwiches on Len’s bread, with assorted raw veggies, cherries, and grapes. It is 97* here, and very humid; a heat index of 107, a rarity for this area. Luckily, we have a heat pump, so the whole house is air-conditioned.2+
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