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What did you cook at home this week?

foodwhisperer Sep 23, 2011 08:08 PM

I thought it would be interesting to see what people ate at home. I know some eat with many people in their house, others eat alone. Some may cook a fancy meal , others may do a simple thing. But we all love to eat. So I'm curious what was for dinner at home lately? I'm not looking for recipes, just want to hear about the dishes
For me tonite was not that special, but it tasted good.
I sauteed some chicken breast, shallots, garlic in olive oil a touch of butter. then a splash of white wine. then some chicken stock. Added some peas and mushrooms too. Spiced it up with salt pepper, oregano, a drop of worcestshire sauce, put some almost done rigatoni in the pan to finish it and let it absorb the juice a bit. added grated cheese and some cut up fresh little ripe tomoatoes on top. It tasted great. I also had some salad with anchovies in it . and these frozen things, the brand was Rustic farms , they were potato balls with corn in them, breaded. threw them in the toaster oven for a few minutes, they were actually good. Washed it down with a cold Stella. I almost made English Muffin Pizza instead. glad i didnt

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    H Manning RE: foodwhisperer Sep 23, 2011 08:16 PM

    Gosh, you're ambitious. I had a bacon/mayo sandwich with a side of fritos. Maybe I'll make a salad tomorrow.

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      foodwhisperer RE: H Manning Sep 23, 2011 08:22 PM

      Nothin wrong with bacon mayo sandwich, i may have that for breakfast when i wake up

    2. othervoice RE: foodwhisperer Sep 23, 2011 11:34 PM

      Roast Pork Loin was on sale this week so I bought a whole one and cut half for chops. Dredge them in egg and then covered each in Panko. I ran out of Panko after the first three chops so I improvised and flattened out some rice crispies in a baggie. Baked them for an hour and they got rave reviews. I actually preferred the rice crispie chops. Far more inexpensive than buying Panko.

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        rmperry RE: othervoice Sep 24, 2011 03:40 AM

        I love the idea of substituting rice krispies for panko!

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          foodwhisperer RE: rmperry Sep 28, 2011 11:53 PM

          I sometimes mix crushed fried pork rinds ( especially smoked ones) with panko for breading. The flavor is terrific.

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        Harters RE: foodwhisperer Sep 24, 2011 03:28 AM

        Most on my recent dinners are posted on the "What's for Dinner, Part 107" thread


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          hippioflov RE: foodwhisperer Sep 24, 2011 07:00 AM

          I have two teenage boys at home, so meals have to be yummy and filling. This week we had spicy pork meatballs in spaghetti sauce, chicken pot pie, steak in gravy with roasted sweet and Irish potatoes and green beans, lazy day hot dogs, and right now a pot of veggie soup. What really makes me happy is that we grew much of the food ourselves, including the pork. :)

          1. roxlet RE: foodwhisperer Sep 24, 2011 07:17 AM

            You might also want to check out the following threads:
            What's for Dinner?
            What's for Lunch?
            What are you baking these days?
            Cookbook of the Month COTM

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