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What's For Dinner? Part XLVIII

Well, that didn't take long. Here is a new thread since we have hit the 200 mark. Welcome all CH's. It's great to have you join us. Please let us know what you are fixing for dinner and give us some new great ideas.

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  1. aaaand cue the crickets chirping.

    I have nothing to add here - eating leftover Linda Whit maple chicken, leftover pizza (delivery), and a piece of leftover apanado. no cooking shall be done.

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    1. Last night, I threw together a creamy pasta primavera with Italian turkey sausage using whole wheat rotini pasta which came out really, really good!

      Tonight, chicken fried chicken, the end of the crockpot cabbage cooked earlier in the week, mac and cheese and a basic garden salad. On another note, I want to make some kind of bean dish for a church supper on Sunday. I have dried black beans, great northern beans, lentils, black eyed peas and pintos. I have a few recipes but want to hear your suggestions for your best or favorite bean dish using these types of beans....oh, and thanks!

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      1. re: Cherylptw

        For your question re the beans: we make something called Texas Caviar. You can use any mixture of beans, but one of them must be black-eyed. Dice onion, two stalks celery and a bell-pepper and a few smashed cloves of garlic and a few pickled jalapenos, and dress w/ a vinaigrette of oil, jalapeno pickling juice, and a dash of salt, pepper, dry mustard and thyme.
        There are also a couple good creole/cajun seasonings on the market if you want to try those. We like these served with "scoopy" corn chips.
        Dinner's Chicken Pot Pie Soup. I had a lot of breast meat and stock that needed to get used, to I prepped the veg. yesterday and it's cooking as we speak. I added dill weed to sharp cheddar buscuit crust, and made fruit salad. Half of it stays home; theother half I'm packing over to SF to visit w/ #1 son at UCSF Med. Center. Who knows, if things aren't too bad he might even eat some!! (although he admitted he's developing a taste for their fabulous jello..; D

        1. re: Cherylptw

          Hi Cheryl,

          I took this "Soda-Jerk" bean dish from Bon Appetit to a pig roast recently and folks were using bread to wipe out the serving dish. This might be worth considering:

          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

          1. re: Breadcrumbs

            Thanks, the recipe looks great but I'm trying to use dried beans because I have a ton on hand but I'll file it away for something I have coming up next month.

            1. re: Cherylptw

              Sorry Cheryl, I should have mentioned that I used dried beans. I just soaked them overnight then cooked them in the morning, drained them off and proceeded as set out in the recipe.

              1. re: Breadcrumbs

                No big deal; the recipe sounded great but soaking & cooking that many different kinds of beans for one dish was more than I wanted to tackle plus I had to make two cakes...but will try it with canned!

        2. Burgers.

          Minced rosemary and sea salt and black pepper patties. Dijon and red onion and mesclun and tomatoes on brioche buns. Corn on the cob and a simple salad for a side.

          Edit: for better or worse I should mention that the buns were buttered and thrown under the broiler. Double-edit: and there was gouda, not smoked.

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          1. re: eight_inch_pestle

            Your burger, corn and salad dinner sounds *so* simple and *so* good! I've been having leftovers these past few nights, as I've just not been in a mood to cook. I'm going to look at my freezer list and see what inspires me for tonight.

            1. re: LindaWhit

              Well, you know, simple is as simple does.

              Seriously, though, you deal with the cooking blahs better than I do if you're using leftovers instead of scurrying out of the freezer section with a dark hat pulled down low like you just left an adult book store.

              1. re: eight_inch_pestle

                ROFL! Ummm, you say that like you've done it before (the adult bookstore, not the freezer section). ::::vbg::::

                1. re: LindaWhit

                  I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about.

                  1. re: eight_inch_pestle

                    Of course you don't.

                    (Pssst....It's just between you and me, 'kay? Oh - and the thousands of people who are reading this, but they won't say anything, I'm sure.)

              2. re: eight_inch_pestle

                gouda on rosemary burgers!!! mmmmm.....

                i still don't know what we're doing for dinner, but i am going to try Phursluv's method of dry "aging" rib eyes in the fridge for tomorrow night. i know it's not very long, but more than i ever have before, so..... looking forward to juicy grilled steaks tomorrow. and more of my beet/tomato salad. maybe add some nectarines this time. not sure of anything else yet.

              3. The husband was at the fire station tonight so the little one and I did breakfast for dinner. Fluffy pancakes and homemade link sauasge....yummy!

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                1. I have the crock pot going with a nice pork butt in it. So tonight will be pulled pork sandwiches. I'm getting ready to slice up some cabbage and carrots and make some slaw to go with it. This will be served on some nice onion rolls. Yum.

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                  1. re: boyzoma

                    haven't had onion rolls since i was a kid. that sounds great.

                    1. re: boyzoma

                      I've got my pork butt wrapped in herbs & seasonings to be ready to go this week!

                      1. re: Phurstluv

                        Glad to hear I am not the only one. Ours turned out fantastic. Very moist and the added coleslaw on the sandwiches was great. But, I'm sure yours will be even better. I cheated and found I didn't have all the ingredients for BBQ sauce, but did have a bottle of "Sweet Baby Ray's" in the pantry (my desperate go-to if necessary). Still worked.

                        1. re: boyzoma

                          Works for me!! I use my DH;'s fave which is the Cattleman's brand. Can't decide if I'll make the bbq pulled pork or a roast a la cubano. Still deciding, we'll see how the week goes!