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Jan 20, 2014 07:36 AM

What's for Dinner #269 - It's Just Messy Outside Edition [through Jan. 24, 2014]

Almost everywhere in the U.S. - snow and ice in the North and Northeast, wildfires and drought in California. Wish we could send some of our moisture to the West Coast!

But we keep on cookin', right? What's going on in your kitchen?

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  1. I'm thinking either shrimp and grits or peroshkis tonight. We did cake pops for breakfast. Lol.

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    1. re: tzurriz

      we're going out for dinner tonight and i'm having shrimp and grits!

      1. re: tzurriz

        Shrimp and grits get my vote.

        I prefer 'em for breakfast or lunch but I would never turn them down.

        1. re: tzurriz

          Both sound delicious tzurriz (love the alias btw)

          1. re: acssss

            Thank you. I made shrimp and grits tonight. So Wednesday will be peroshkis. We always go to the Asian buffet (sushi, pho, "chinese", etc) after swimming lessons on Tuesday because the kids are ravenous.

        2. As for me, I'm home today - at least part of the day. The old dinette set is out of the house, and this weekend, the dining room floor will get dry and wet-Swiffered and then polished with Liquid Gold or whatever floor polish I have under the sink. (That ought to be fun with two cats who will want to investigate!)

          In an hour or so, I get to go to the dentist for the afternoon to get that tooth crowned. Lucky me. No idea how sore my jaw/mouth will be, so there's leftovers - my choice of the chicken with mushroom cream sauce, or pulled pork sandwiches. Or soft scrambled eggs, if need be.

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          1. re: LindaWhit

            Good luck at the dentist. I might steal your idea for dinner, the chicken with mushroom cream sauce sounds great.

            1. re: LindaWhit

              Aw, hope you don't have too much pain. But maybe you can eat while you are still a little numb. Then you can have anything you want! Good luck.

              1. re: LindaWhit

                How are you holding up Linda? Will it be the chicken or the scrambled eggs?

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    I survived, Chicken Heart that I am. :-) (Anyone remember that Bill Cosby sketch?)

                    I got home at 5:00 pm (had to go to BJ's Wholesale Club for kitchen supplies for work before I came home). On the drive home, the numbness from the 2 shots of Novocaine was wearing off and I was *not* comfortable. I was concerned the pain would last, so I took 3 Advil. After about a half hour, the pain subsided.

                    My jaw and the right side of my mouth is still a little achy, and I chose to only chew on the other side of my mouth, just in case. And fieldhawk, I went with the chicken with mushroom cream sauce leftovers. :-)

                    1. re: LindaWhit

                      Light the sofa on fire & get out the jello.

                    2. Last night we ordered in pizza and made a salad with Romaine and butter lettuce, radicchio, walnuts, craisins, blue cheese crumbles, and maple balsamic vinaigrette. I had leftover chicken adobo, slaw, and rice as a late lunch.

                      Tonight we're having a steak labeled "marinate" (I forget what it is, probably a top round "steak" or something?). I'm going to follow the instructions and give it a good soak in a good-quality bottled teriyaki and some leftover scallion-ginger-soy dipping sauce before searing and slicing thin. Sides will be whatever I can dig up from the fridge, TBD. Probably also some TJ's canned corn, which linguafood often raves about.

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                      1. re: ChristinaMason

                        I think I've decided: sides will be corn with miso butter, roasted brussel sprouts, and leftover buttered snow peas and a tiny bit of leftover rice.

                        1. re: ChristinaMason

                          snow peas went missing (hope I don't find the container of them "misfiled" in a drawer or cabinet next week)...steaks were overdone (poor DH, hard to avoid with that cut)...corn with miso butter and rice were good at least. no sprouts. :)

                      2. Cheeseburgers, frozen French fries, and some frozen green vegetable. Going easy tonight.

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                        1. re: Njchicaa

                          Easy, but good. Can't beat a good cheeseburger.

                          1. re: LindaWhit

                            Ditto. Great cheeseburgers with TJ's frozen oven fries (and occasionally a spinach salad, but often not) are one of our most favorite dinners.

                          2. re: Njchicaa

                            I had cheeseburgers and tots last night. Can't go wrong.

                          3. Today I had butternut squash and spinach lasagna rolls scheduled, but I've pushed it back yet again.... I don't know why I'm so scared to try it. :/

                            I'll be making pasta with browned Brussels sprouts tonight. Recipe calls for cavatappi, but I don't feel like going to the store so I will be whatever I have in the house. Radiatore, I think.

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                            1. re: Kontxesi

                              Courage, Grasshopper. The lasagna rolls cannot hurt you.

                              To control the mess, I put each cooked lasagna noodle on a jelly roll pan, spread the filling, rolled and put in a 8x8 pan with the seam-side down.

                              1. re: Kontxesi

                                Yes do it! I love lasagna rolls... built-in portion control.

                                1. re: juliejulez

                                  They're scheduled for tonight! We'll see what happens! :D