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aeros Sep 10, 2007 09:53 PM

Tonight for my son I made a chicken stir fry with brocolli, snow peas, baby corn, galic and "Soy Vey's" "Hoisin Garlic Sauce." I also added some thai rice noodles. Two thumbs up from my 10 year old!

I often use Soy Vey's products - - great flavors and a name you gotta love!

  1. gini Sep 12, 2007 06:20 AM

    Monday night was garlic kale, pan fried eggplant, deep fried tofu all topped with sesame oil and seeds and a drizzle of veri veri teriyaki.

    Tuesday night was clean-out-the-fridge-before-I-leave-again-night: a slice of brie, a slice of blue, a slice of aged gouda with some olives, carrot sticks, and when pig's fly olive toast.

    God, I need to go grocery shopping when I get back. And do some real cooking.

    1. MSK Sep 11, 2007 09:00 PM

      Sauteed Breaded Calamari Steak with mushrooms and heirloom tomatoes in a white wine, garlic and lemon reduction. Side of couscous and green beans.

      I'm enjoying it as much now describing it as when we ate it.

      Mmwwaa!

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        tzurriz Sep 11, 2007 06:27 PM

        A sort of Portuguese kale soup, in no way authentic. :)

        The recipe is here:

        http://www.k2p2.net

        1. Rubee Sep 11, 2007 06:24 PM

          Tonight was chipotle shrimp tacos with cilantro, and guacamole.

           
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            mrspvr Sep 11, 2007 06:12 PM

            pasta in a garlic, red onion, olive oil and butter sauce. lots of garlic. spinach and basil, two different kinds of peppers, portabellas, beach mushrooms, one very large heirloom diced up small and cooked in said olive oil, garlic, red onion, and butter concoction for about an hour,

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              mrspvr Sep 11, 2007 06:17 PM

              whoops, forgot the mozz cheese in there.

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              mobirose Sep 11, 2007 06:07 PM

              Steamed whole pickerel with green onions and ginger, rice and sauteed red spinach.

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                pfarrell Sep 11, 2007 05:17 PM

                Best brand hot dogs and Bush brand beans.....mmmmmmmm

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                  jeanmarieok Sep 11, 2007 04:59 PM

                  italian gravy with shredded pork from the simmered neck bones and italian sausages (made Sunday) over pasta rags I made while I was on the phone this afternoon, sour dough bread, and crudites (OK - slight exaggeration here - carrots, celery and cucumber slices with ranch dressing).

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                    aeros Sep 11, 2007 04:38 PM

                    Tonight was pan roasted strip steak with a rub using New Mexico Red chili powder and spinach wilted with garlic.

                    1. wino22 Sep 11, 2007 04:14 PM

                      Last night was leftovers for my boyfriend (from our yummy roasted chicken and potatoes dinner on Sunday) and, sad to say, red wine and SunChips for me. I wasn't in the mood to cook. But tonight I am... I have TONS of vegetables - stir-fry perhaps?

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                        birgator Sep 11, 2007 04:33 PM

                        Just back from trip and empty larder: Green curry with hot dogs, added assorted veggies, peanut butter, no rice or noodles, so made corn bread to soak up the juices. Tonight, tomatoes from the garden munched IN the garden, Yuengling lager and cheese cake ...sounds like all the food groups to me!

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                        fara Sep 11, 2007 04:10 PM

                        pre-steamed cauliflower, onion, and ham with farfalle and one egg mixed in. seasoned with fresh parsley and marjoram, s&p. parmigiano on top.

                        1. Cookiefiend Sep 11, 2007 04:04 PM

                          Cauliflower, grilled chicken, red pepper slices, onions and jalapeños all chopped and tossed with a curry and paprika dressing and then roasted.

                          Easy and good!

                          1. smittys Sep 11, 2007 03:58 PM

                            Spaghetti and meatballs (homemade--ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, reggiano, parsley, garlic and a ton of chopped onion). This will be eaten with garlic bread made with garlic powder. It might be trashy but you can't tell me it's not good. I'm 100% Mayflower Caucasian and I never learned how to make proper Italian...but everyone loves my fake American-Italian cooking so...screw it. This weekend I'm going to make lasagna for my friends and they can't wait. I have never made lasagna with bechamel and I probably never will--the mozzarella-ricotta-meat sauce version suits me just fine!

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                              DaisyM Sep 11, 2007 03:53 PM

                              Tilapia panfried with capers and lemon, sauteed spinach, & artichoke raviloi.

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                                dalaimama Sep 11, 2007 03:24 PM

                                I like Soy Vey as well.

                                Tonight it was just me and the five-year-old, so I cooked corn on the cob and made oven-fried chicken drumsticks by dipping them into beaten egg and then Progresso Italian breadcrumbs and then spraying with some non-stick olive oil spray. Served with cherry tomatoes and the finest water that comes out of the tap. It was pretty good!

                                We tend to eat quick and easy Mon-Thu because of school and activities. Pasta, tacos, chicken, pork tenderloin - anything that is very simple. Child has a very strong preference for plain things so I'll make a simple pan sauce for ours and give her the unsauced version.

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                                  mineral Sep 11, 2007 03:07 PM

                                  Last night was breakfast for dinner: scrambled eggs with dill, red onion, mozzarella cheese, S&P, with a side of home fries--cubed boiled potatoes pan fried with cumin, paprika, S&P. And a big glass of orange juice. I love breakfast anytime.

                                  1. Gio Sep 11, 2007 01:40 PM

                                    Last night it was Nappa cabbage sauteed with onions & garlic with a combo of soy sauce, a bit of brown sugar, rice vinegar, cayenne, sesame oil....served with roasted, garlicky fingerlings and jalepeno turkey sausages. Tonight it's Penne with a 4 cheese sauce with roasted cauliflower and a salad of heirloom tomatoes and Bermuda onion.

                                    1. KaimukiMan Sep 11, 2007 01:29 PM

                                      last night was search the cupboards night

                                      sliced an onion, put in some sliced mushrooms and olives (both from a can), and stir fried/sauted in olive oil with some minced garlic, added some canned tuna and wasabi furikake, served over pasta. not gourmet, but it turned out pretty good, too bad i found the frozen pepper strips too late.

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                                        Kelli2006 Sep 11, 2007 01:05 PM

                                        I'm making pizza from scratch. I started the dough sponge last night.

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                                          lucyis Sep 11, 2007 01:17 PM

                                          I spent the early part of the day baking for the high holidays, challah and poppy seed shortbread linzer tortes filled with lemon curd, so dinner will be simple. We're having stuffed shells with a tomato meat sauce made this spring and frozen.

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                                            aeros Sep 11, 2007 04:08 PM

                                            I took a cooking class a Murray's cheese in NYC for pizza making. Learned how to make it from scratch, including the dough, in about one hour about the time it takes to order a pizza to be delivered. made an unbelievable thin crust pizza.

                                          2. mariacarmen Sep 11, 2007 12:22 PM

                                            over the weekend i made a roast pork in milk (actually, half-&-half), italian style, although i made in a pressure cooker. and last night i took the pork, sliced it up, pan fried the slices (which were still actually nicely light pink inside and OH SO TENDER), and made a sandwich with toasted ciabatta, thinly sliced shallots, mustard, avocado, romaine lettuce & tomato. YUM. the curds from the milk fried up and gave the pork slices a little crunchi-ness. soo good!!

                                            1. oaklandfoodie Sep 11, 2007 12:20 PM

                                              Roasted tomato soup and cranberry bean puree served on whole wheat toasts.

                                              1. Nuray Sep 11, 2007 10:34 AM

                                                Last night I had a light dinner (orange-jicama salad) so I am going for a full meal tonight.. Tofu yellow curry and steamed thai black rice.

                                                1. coney with everything Sep 11, 2007 10:00 AM

                                                  last night was grilled lamb chops with green chili chutney (jarred), roasted fresh corn on the cob, and fresh artichokes with lemon butter.
                                                  The night before was takeout pizza!

                                                  1. WendyBinCT Sep 11, 2007 08:53 AM

                                                    Gosh, everything sounds delish!

                                                    DH and I had leftovers from Sunday dinner -- sauerbraten, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, green beans, lots o' gravy.

                                                    1. amethiste Sep 11, 2007 08:49 AM

                                                      I'm doing a raw diet for the month of September. Last night was raw pad Thai. I made "noodles" out of shaved zucchini and summer squash. I combined the noodles with mung bean sprouts and topped with a sauce made with raw almond butter, lemon juice, Bragg's Liquid Aminos (I added a dash of soy sauce for flavor - a little cheat), garlic, ginger, chopped Thai chiles and cilantro.

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                                                        MobyRichard Sep 11, 2007 08:42 AM

                                                        Vegetarian chap jae.

                                                        1. Megiac Sep 11, 2007 08:39 AM

                                                          Last night was the Barefoot Contessa's turkey meatloaf with smashed potatoes (made with parmesan and creme fraiche). We started with leftover gazpacho. Tonight will be left over lamb shanks with the leftover potatoes and probably more gazpacho (I made a lot).

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                                                            AMFM Sep 11, 2007 08:32 AM

                                                            chicken breasts sauteed in olive oil and garlic with red peppers, red onions, yellow squash, & zucchini served tossed with farfalle and julienned spinach with pesto and goat cheese. leave out the spinach and my 2 under five love it too. EASY! :)

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                                                              RobinR Sep 11, 2007 07:44 AM

                                                              Had some chicken bisteeya filling left over from appetizers on the weekend - Mixed with green onions, cream cheese, a bit more cinnamon and powdered sugar..Made a turnover with puff pastry - Served with a jicama and mango salad with lime and chile powder...Wow!!

                                                              1. Candy Sep 11, 2007 07:13 AM

                                                                Cheeseburgers on fresh sourdough toast. Tonight? I have no idea.

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                                                                  swsidejim Sep 11, 2007 06:51 AM

                                                                  Last night was an easy dinner after a hard Monday back at work. We had some of the cream of broccoli soup I made on Sunday, paired with a roast beef, turkey, and provolone sandwich on an onion roll. Nothing fancy.

                                                                  Tonight will be a little better, I am going to steam some red potatoes, and kilbasa, and serve it with sauerkraut, and horseradish. I will also make a nice green salad with items from the farmers market, and maybe another bowl of that soup.

                                                                  1. Monica Sep 11, 2007 06:44 AM

                                                                    made a large pot of pasta sauce on Sunday night and had it for dinner last night.
                                                                    yummmmmmmm...it was so good.

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                                                                      LaLa Sep 11, 2007 06:51 AM

                                                                      We had fried pork tenderloin sanwiches with the xtra hot grippos that hard to find and cole slaw.YUMMY!

                                                                      http://stores.ebay.com/Southern-Pirates

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                                                                      ciciNYC Sep 11, 2007 06:42 AM

                                                                      Quesadillas with shrimp and cheddar served with an avacado/scallion/roased red pepper quacamole & a yellow tomato salsa & shredded lettuce. Kind of elaborate for me on a week day, but I had just seen a food show that inspired it.

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                                                                        italy531 Sep 11, 2007 06:47 AM

                                                                        Yum!!! Recipes please!

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                                                                          ciciNYC Sep 11, 2007 07:12 AM

                                                                          Here's the link to the inpiration: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

                                                                          I heavily modified the recipes (shrimp & cheddar in place of lobster & brie, for example), but Bobby Flay's recipes always seem to be flexible. The yellow tomato relish was especially good -- I used cilantro instead of tarragon, but I'd definitely stick with the yellow tomatoes because they really made the dish. And I added roasted red peppers to the avacado dish -- seemed to need a little sweetness. I'd love to try that ancho chile salsa when I run into some ancho chiles.

                                                                      2. QueenB Sep 11, 2007 06:29 AM

                                                                        Last night was white-trash night: one hot dog, one salad.

                                                                        Tonight we're having hamburgers on the grill. Maybe some baked beans.

                                                                        Disappointingly enough, I haven't had much of a chance to really cook lately. It makes me pretty sad.

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                                                                          Sophia. Sep 11, 2007 10:18 AM

                                                                          that's ok, your dinner still beats mine: half a bottle of white wine. someone needs to invite me over! I haven't had time to go to the grocery store yet this week. (and no, I won't do Fresh Direct. I like going to the store and picking out my food).

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                                                                            QueenB Sep 11, 2007 10:54 AM

                                                                            That's not a bad dinner at all! ;-)

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                                                                              cookingschool Sep 11, 2007 12:08 PM

                                                                              I actually made your Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Mustard, and Rosemary Sauce, last night. I found it posted on another thread, wrote it down, and had a chance to try it last night. It was delicious...my husband said one of the best yet! I served it with baked brown rice, and a salad of fresh green beans and grape tomatoes with a lemon vinaigrette. Thanks, by the way!

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                                                                                AMFM Sep 11, 2007 02:37 PM

                                                                                That sounds fab - have to find the link. How do you do baked brown rice (pardon my ignorance!)?

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                                                                                  cookingschool Sep 11, 2007 03:48 PM

                                                                                  The link is in Home Cooking and is entitled "pork tenderloin recipe?". The baked brown rice is an Alton Brown "Good Eats" recipe. Basically, you put 1 1/2 cups brown rice in a casserole dish or 8x8 pan. Bring 2 1/2 cups water or broth to a boil with a TBL butter and 1 tsp kosher salt. Pour over the rice. Cover tightly and bake at 375 for 1 hour. I used chicken broth instead of water. It was really good, and perfectly cooked. Hope you enjoy!

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                                                                                    QueenB Sep 11, 2007 03:53 PM

                                                                                    Oh, glad you liked the pork tenderloin recipe! It's one of my favorites and a definite staple in this house!

                                                                                    I've wanted to try that brown rice recipe ever since I saw AB make it. Good to know that it's good!

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                                                                                    QueenB Sep 11, 2007 03:54 PM

                                                                                    AMFM, here's the link to the thread
                                                                                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/437937

                                                                                    My post with the recipe is about...oh 10 posts down or so...

                                                                          2. MMRuth Sep 11, 2007 04:38 AM

                                                                            Curried Beet Soup and Sauteed Duck Breasts with a warm pepper jelly, on a bed of arugula tossed with duck fat and vinegar, served with some sauteed pale pale green sweet peppers from the farmer's market. And some left over chickpea salad - canned chickpeas, heirloom pear shaped tomatoes, sauteed baby leeks, olive oil, fleur de sel and grated parmesan.

                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                            1. troutpoint Sep 11, 2007 04:33 AM

                                                                              Spinach and Ricotta ravoili with a fesh tomato and fennel sauce, topped with shaved parm and fresh cracked pepper. (The spinach mixtures was left over from the stuffed pork chops from Saturday night-gotta confess)

                                                                              1. Morganna Sep 11, 2007 03:33 AM

                                                                                Leftover home-smoked brisket, turkey, and ribs from Labor Day's smoke-fest at our house. Cheesy mashed potatoes. Yum. :)

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                                                                                  shaebones Sep 11, 2007 03:54 AM

                                                                                  Panko crusted sauteed fresh off the dock haddock w lemon, evoo and capers, orzo salad, fresh garden tomates w balsamic. OMG, so good

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                                                                                    mrspvr Sep 11, 2007 06:09 PM

                                                                                    damn, that sounds tasty.

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