What’s for Dinner #375

neely

So I get to start this thread with our roast beef and Yorkshire pudding Sunday dinner with broccolini, roastie potatoes, gravy and creamed horseradish.

Look forward to seeing and hearing about everyones’ yummy dinners.



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Jasdip

Yay Neely for starting the thread!!!

This is my Dutch Baby that I had for breakfast; which is like your yorkie but made in a skillet. Thawed out some frozen berries to put on top.



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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Yo, dutch baby. Love that and has been too long....next weekend!

We celebrated the NewYear.


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annie1992

Oh, the dumplings look amazing, Sleevendog, as does Jasdip's dutch baby pancake and Neely's roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, yum.

Here it was a lot simpler, I made some lasagna to take to Mother, as well as a batch of cinnamon rolls. We had burgers made from the rest of the ground beef we'd thawed a couple of days ago, no pictures of those because they were just burgers and not very pretty, LOL.

Here's Mother's food, though, lasagna with buttered broccoli and the rolls.



I'll deliver her meals either tomorrow or Tuesday, but I have to make a few deviled eggs to take along, she really likes those and will eat a couple with a cinnamon roll for breakfast, so that gives her a couple of meals for a couple of days, plus some for her freezer.

Annie

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seagrass_gw

How far does she live from you, Annie??

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Jasdip

Oh wow, your lasagna looks incredible, Annie!!

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annie1992

Seagrass, she lives about 30 miles away, but she doesn't drive any more, and my brother lives with her but he's a terrible cook and mostly would prefer to just eat out. So I go out a couple of times a week. He eats some of it too, he'll definitely eat the lasagna and definitely will not eat vegetables of any type, LOL, so I just made extra.

Thanks, Jasdip. I like Joey's Killer Lasagna, but this is the one my Mother likes, it's straight off a Mueller's lasagna noodle box from the mid 70s. I'm glad I wrote the recipe down, back then it was all handwritten on recipe cards...

Annie

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ediej1209 AL Zn 7

Annie, those are incredible lasagna and cinnamon rolls. I'm sure your Mom appreciates having good meals at the ready. A couple of devilled eggs and one of those rolls would definitely make a breakfast worth getting out of bed for!

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Jasdip

Annie I was doing some searching thru the cooking site and found some threads with Joey's Killer Lasagna. I'm going to copy that recipe and try it sometime

It was time for a healthy meal, so I made a skillet full of vegetables and some rice



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mtnrdredux_gw

Caulifower crust pizza with spinach and fresh mozz, and a broccoli slaw.

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annie1992

Jasdip, those vegetables look delicious, I love nearly all vegetables, so I'd be happy.

Mtnrdredux, my husband would LOVE that cauliflower pizza!

Here I roasted a chicken, with instructions from Jacques Pepin, 425F for an hour. I brined one of our homegrown chickens overnight in brine with some bay leaf, black peppercorns and lots of garlic, plus some rosemary and dried celery leaf. I forgot to take a picture until after we sliced it for dinner, LOL, so here's the "good side"!


Sides were home canned kale and some of last night's baked beans:


I baked some puppy shaped cupcakes for Madison's birthday party tomorrow. Instead of presents she asked everyone to bring donations for the local animal shelter. She adopted her dogs there, and wants to "help the ones I can't bring home with me". A dozen friends are going to paint at a local art studio, and we're having cupcakes, shaped like poodles, sheepdog (well, kind of) and labradoodles, a nod to her dear departed WonderMutt, who was a Golden Doodle but my frosting got a little dark, LOL.


Last night I made baked beans in my very vintage Macomb bean pot, makes the best beans ever. Original cost $1.79, LOL, I still have the paperwork,


Of course, I forgot to take a picture of the original dinner, but we had the beans with a pork tenderloin and some roasted butternut squash.

And tomorrow, we party!

Annie


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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Pupcakes, lol. Adorable. Encouraging our young ones to help and volunteer, donate, is our future. One step leads to others....

We have had the usual salads/veg/roasted/steamed/taco/veg bowl/mixed grains/ mixed beans/ all mixed and varied...posted often...

Did not bother to re-peat post.

Roasted tomato/veg soup. Ugly-ish in color. So good flavor.


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shirl36

Been bread baking the past five days.

4 loaves of Maple Oatmeal bread

2 loaves of Rye bread

2 batches of hamburger buns

taking today off

this Oatmeal loaf is ready to walk out door with the next kid today where most of my bread goes.

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ediej1209 AL Zn 7

Dinner tonight will be reheated BBQ ribs I dug out of the freezer last night with a side of roasted spaghetti squash and stir-fried snap peas. Think I will make a batch of "real" dinner rolls - from a box. I have a small stack of KAF mixes I ordered before Christmas so now need to get using on them.

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Jasdip

Adorable pup-cakes!

Your soup isn't ugly in colour at all Sleeve, and it looks delicious!

I was at a loss on what to make for dinner, felt like Hasselback potatoes, so scratched my head wondering what to make while the oven was on at 400°.

I put my seasoning blend on some chicken parts, heated up the skillet in the oven, melted butter and oil put chicken in and baked them. They were actually delicious!



I also made rolls today......a loaf of bread and rolls. I set out to make hot-dog rolls as I want to have meatball subs soon. I have to start weighing my dought, I didn't think they looked nearly big enough, raw, so I added more dough to each one. The oven spring was fantastic, so I have mini-loaves of bread, instead of hot-dog buns! LOL

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annie1992

Sleevendog, I like the addition of the seeds to the soup, it adds such a nice texture difference. I agree, we need to teach our kids to help, to volunteer, to donate, to focus on others instead of just ourselves/themselves.

Shirl, the bread looks amazing, and I love that maple oatmeal bread, I haven't made it in a long time, a couple of years probably. I need to make some.

Jasdip, you're better than I am at Hasselback potatoes, mine never fan apart and they are basically just baked potatoes with some butter on the outside. I've given up. Yours look good and your chicken is nicely browned, it looks yummy.

edie, we had BBQ'd ribs today too, I defrosted the freezer Friday and found a couple of packages of ribs that needed to be eaten, so I made those, some more baked beans, home canned green beans, au gratin potatoes, blueberry crisp. Then Amanda and Dave came to dinner with the kids, and I forgot to take pictures, you'll have to trust me on this!

Annie

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Friends over for a pre-game brunch. 7 layer hot dip, posole topper. (auto-correct wants to call it 'poodle', lol). Giant 7 layer salad. Served with papadum. Adorable 7 yr old helped me make the papadum with ChefMike, (aka 'mike'rowave)



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Jasdip

Poodle, LOL. And Mikerowave. Aren't you clever, Sleeve!!

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

A youtube chef I follow was telling a brief story about his first 'fancy' restaurant job...fancy dining room and prices but hacks in the kitchen. All night long was "take that to ChefMike"..."ChefMike will take care of that". : )


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nancyjane_gardener

Had to finish off the cuban sandwiches our former neighbor made for superbowl, so we HAVE to finish off the last of the crab that was on sale the other day!

So salad and crab or crabby sammies depending on how fresh the rolls stayed!

Early end to the crab season this year! So sad!

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neely

Starting with Jasdips’ Dutch baby, onto Sleevendogs’ dumplings, then Annies’ cinnamon rolls followed by all the further photographed and described food... I’d say we are all eating very well.

i tried cooking ribs again. My entire knowledge of ribs comes from this cooking forum, so Yes it’s all reading not experience. Anyway, tried a dry rub mix, cooked at a low temperature in the oven for 3 hours. Not bad but a bit dry, but flavour wise better than the gooey ones I made last time.


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Jasdip

They look really good, Neely!!!!

I use the slow cooker for mine..........not drenched in barbecue sauce and then slow-cooked; that just creates a pot of grease.

I rub mine with a rub, set on their ends around the slow-cooker and cook 5-6 hours so all the grease drains off. Then I brush some barbecue sauce on them and bake in the oven or broiler just to heat the sauce and get some colour.

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ediej1209 AL Zn 7

When I do ribs I do them in the oven covered in foil the first half of baking then uncover and pour off all the accumulated greasy liquid. Put ribs back in baking dish and just almost "airbrush" a tiny amount of BBQ sauce on them and cook uncovered to shellac them. I want to taste the meat. DH on the other hand likes a little rib with his BBQ sauce :rolleyes: so he gets the bottle to dump on his. Yuck.

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neely

Thanks for that info Jasdip and edie.. I now wish I had covered them with foil for most of the time which I can understand would have made them more moist. Oh well next time.

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

I've done ribs indoors winter/oven so many times my eyes glaze over. Usually pre-heat high, 450, dry rub day before, 10-20 minutes to sear uncovered, then drop heat to 325 covered, low and slow. Tricky having such different ovens.

Bone/veg broth.

Best veg bowl/miso in some time...

Mini meatballs....

same dealio tonight but with salmon.

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Oh, I forgot the best 'dumb-dumb' part of last night. I dropped my cell phone into the soup pot, lol. So clean now, and survived.

Dumb-dumb.

In cohorts, making 4 more scrapple blocks, but with more meats and mushrooms. DH on grits/polenta duty.

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Jasdip

Glad your phone survived the dip, Sleeve!

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Dropped my phone a dozen times while the case dried out. Survived.

Soups have been great. Good broth w/miso. Salmon/corn/veg Chowder. DH wanted noodles so less like a chowder. Some sort of vegan, sprouted bean flour thing. Swelled near 4 times the dried state.

Black threads are hijiki.


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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Quick soup last night from the freezer. Added fresh veg in the pot. Good broth...turkey/white bean. Torn croutons tossed in olive oil/rosemary. Sheet pan oven toasted.


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Jasdip

Sirloin Tip Roasts were on sale for $3.99 and I felt like roast beef so the timing was right.

I'm hoping to make shepherd's (cottage) pie out of the leftovers as well as thinly sliced roast beef sandwiches.

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neely

All your soups look great Sleevendog... so healthy. Yummy steak Jasdip.

We also had steak with mushrooms, salad and a couple of little new potatoes. Steak was medium rare, you can see a little pink at the side.

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Jasdip

Your plate looks great Neely, but the salad is calling me!

I couldn't find any pasta sauce in the freezer the other day, so a pot is on the stove now. I'll use the immersion blender when it's done cooking.


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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Mushrooms. So much flavor. I made a ragout not long ago and it has been such a great post holiday addition. 2 half pints in the freezer.

Quick tomato sauce with the minimalist veg and blend always works.

Freezer still needs some work and inventory. Did see a half dozen tomato sauce flat-packed quarts. Used one last night with the quick one-pot pasta dish. Lamb sausage in the oven, veg in a saute pan...one-pot-not. : )

Nice idea.

Momofuku's bo ssam pork shoulder in the oven....smells amazing.


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Jasdip

It tastes really good, Sleeve. Now why didn't I think of putting the rest of my sliced mushrooms in! Just onions, garlic and spices and some balsamic vinegar. Blended and 7 margarine dishes of sauce in the freezer.

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Momofuku bo ssam. Nailed it.


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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

photo enhancement punch.


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Ooh sleevendog, that does look scrumptious!

Tonight we are having baked Grouper. DH had a doctor appointment yesterday and we have to literally drive right by the fishmonger, so we always stop when we are in the area. Baking butternut squash to go with it. Dessert will be the wonderfully sweet blueberries from my Misfits box served with freshly made Creme Anglaise.

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Jasdip

I made my Cottage Pie today out of my roast beef leftovers. Ground the roast with my food processor.

It tastes great, a little runny but that's okay! And I used one of my new casserole dishes that I got for Christmas.



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annie1992

Oh, yum, it all looks delicious, but especially those mashed potatoes of Jasdip's. I love mashed potatoes.

Here I've been crazy busy with the Township stuff, working toward our March 10 primary election, so meals have been quick and simple. Tonight it was baked chicken with kale and green beans. Last night I made a "bowl" from Weight Watchers with oranges, cooked beets and lentils, on a bed of lettuce. It was thoroughly disgusting and I dumped mine in the chicken scraps. Even Elery, who will eat nearly anything, didn't care for it, although he dutifully munched his way through it. Before that it was cold sandwiches and a pot of beans and before that, pizza made with that 2 ingredient crust from self rising flour and greek yogurt. It wasn't great but it was one heck of a lot better than that cauliflower crust, ugh.

I'm really craving a bowl of beef vegetable soup, and I have an echocardiogram Wednesday followed by a Township Board meeting, so maybe I'll throw some in the crockpot then.

Annie

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ediej1209 AL Zn 7

Tonight was Hawaiian-style pork chops. Such an ugly wet gray day I wanted something cheerful. Found out though that my ginger is so old it has virtually no flavor :-( I use ginger maybe twice a year so I never think to replenish it. If I get fresh ginger, can I store it in the freezer?

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annie1992

edie, I always put fresh ginger in the freezer, I don't even thaw it, just scrape off the peel/bark with a spoon and grate it up for whatever I need.

I finally made the vegetable soup that I was craving. I started with a package of Porterhouse steak that had lost vacuum and would get freezer burned, added onion, celery, garlic, carrots, a couple of turnips that were languishing in the refrigerator, one elderly red potato. A rummage in the freezer resulted in adding corn, bok choi and beans from last summer's garden, as well as the last of a partial bag of frozen peas. Oh, and half a pint of spaghetti sauce from the fridge. It was perfect!


and I baked a cast iron skillet full of corn bread to go with it:


This is the pizza with the two ingredient crust, and lots of vegetables, just a little cheese:

Before that, I baked a chicken and Elery made a zucchini "casserole" which we had with a terrible side dish of carrots, onions and frozen bok choi. The bok choi was hopelessly watery when thawed and it just wasn't good. It was far better in the soup!



And one more meal with the same chicken, same zucchini casserole as leftovers and roasted golden beets, with the last of the baked beans.

And so, I'm caught up!

Annie

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neely

I’ve never had corn bread and it looks so good Annie. I’ll add it to my list of ‘one day’

Two dinners were pasta shells stuffed with a chorizo, cheesy, spinach filling.


Lamb chops with a vegetable stew, sort of ratatouille but no tomatoes, plenty of beans and zucchini and egg plant.

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shirl36

Today’s lunch.....

My most perfect looking biscuit I have EVER made in my lifetime.

Used AnnT’s biscuit recipe. Usually they are lopsided, crooked, but always delicious and I let DH have it with jelly.

Never miss a day reading CF...get so many inspirations from you all. Just got lazy taking pictures and posting, but today I just had to add.

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neely

Shirl that looks and I’m sure tastes delicious.

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annie1992

Shirl, that is one perfect biscuit. I also use AnnT's biscuit recipe, it's always good but mine are never as pretty as that one!

Neely, corn bread is something I grew up with, we always had it with beans. Grandma said beans and corn together were a "complete protein", back when people said that, LOL. Elery grew up on it, of course, and it has to be baked in a cast iron skillet so the crust gets really crunchy.

Now, Elery would LOVE both of your meals, especially that lamb, although he's also a big fan of chorizo. I think that lamb meal, though, might make it on his list of "perfect meals".

Tonight I had a Township Board meeting AND a budget meeting, so we had leftover soup and it was still good.


Annie

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ediej1209 AL Zn 7

Annie: There is a law somewhere that states that if we have either chili or bean soup, the only acceptable accompaniment is cornbread. White cornmeal, not sweet, cast iron skillet heated screaming hot before pouring batter into pan.

Budget meeting - I'm sorry :-) glad you had an easy yummy meal to make up for it!

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Soup. Needed a biscuit or cornbread!


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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

We had taco Tuesday. DH was late getting home. I kept them warm in a low oven, side salad...to the table I tossed the salad on top. (mile high, lol)

Momofuku Bo Ssam/kimchi.


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annie1992

edie, Elery's family is in Tennessee and his sister informed me that cornbread was made with white corn and no sugar or it was not cornbread, it was "just cake". I make it that way with savory items, but if I'm having a corn muffin for breakfast I want it yellow and with some sugar. I grew up on yellow cornmeal, no sugar, my Grandmother called it "Johnny Cake". She was from Ohio but her stepmother was from Kentucky and taught her to cook. Add Dad's family, who was from Canada and part Native American and always made sweet cornbread and I can make cornbread of any type, LOL. And, fortunately, I like it ALL.

Annie

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neely

That’s what I would call a loaded taco... so good.

Two small meals and both with our most liked sriracha sauce.

Many grains salad

Stir fry fish and veg


Date hearts for Valentines Day morning coffee. So easy... wiz up dates, almond meal, cocoa (Dutch) in amounts to suit easy rolling and taste .... no sugar. Dip in cocoa or coconut


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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Lovely salads, fresh veg. My neighbor uses natural sugars, nuts and seeds in her treats. (maybe we will get a valentine delivery)

Your sunset is 8.19 pm? Nice bright pics.

Our dreary 5.29pm sunset...

Mixed grain bowl, sheet pan salmon/veg,

Yesterdays Misfits box delivery....fresh organic veg from all over the warmer souther states...


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neely

Sleevendog you are right 8.19... had to look it up. Stays light later as I am down south so we get more twilight. Anyway your produce looks bright and healthy regardless of the time.


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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Wild Mushroom Soup.

One of the uglier soups I have made and it was a Valentines meal, lol. Should have used one of my clear stocks. And too much veg to start. Maybe. Delicious though. DH has been asking about the arancini in the freezer. Roasted those with a chili oil glaze, roasted cauliflower, artichoke hearts and chickpeas.

Just a sliver pic of the final soup far right. (too gross to show full bowls)

Good food does not need to be pretty but I was hoping for slightly pink like the recipe...



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Jasdip

Wow, what a lovely assortment of veggies, Sleeve!

I'm so glad you feel that "good food doesn't need to be pretty."

Mine seldom look great, but they taste good, which is what counts, even though I know we eat first with our eyes.

Neely, what a sweetheart you are! Making the date and cocoa hearts.

Shirl, awesome biscuit! I have one that is my favourite as well.....it's smiling! (I guess it's more like grimacing!)


Annie your vegetable soup is a meal in itself! I made cornbread once as per hubby's request, in cast iron. It was rather dry and crumbly so I haven't attempted it since. But growing up, our Nan (Grandmother) made it regularly, only we (a Canadian thing?) called it Johnny Cake.

I made a Chinese-style dinner tonite. Sauteed veggies, a sauce made, then capellini pasta added to cook. It called for rice noodles or vermicelli but I like cappelini. Meatballs with my soy/garlic sauce to go alongside.



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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Nice veggie bowl!. (plate) same dealio. Noodle inventory in the pantry has a dozen...one is capellini. My last batch of mini meatballs I froze on a sheet pan then zip-locked. nice to hunt in the freezer like Annie's soup and find, add, this and that.

Burger night is similar to taco night. Should be easy but ends up a dance of variety. I prepped ahead, a few hours, 'mies en place'. Quick pickled red onion, marinated blue cheese, potato/sweet potato soaking, change water a few times, dry, then into the fridge to dry further, burger fridge drying coated in mushroom/umami powder...make fry sauce, toss potatoes in rice flour/corn starch, into hot oven, veg tray lower rack, sear burgers, toast buns, (English muffins), such a dance to get all to the table hot. Worth it and so good but not a quickie like scavenger soup.


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annie1992

Neely, that grain salad looks good, I'd like that a lot. The date hearts sound really nice too, a sweet snack to go with coffee.

Jasdip, I've made some dry and crumbly cornbread and some nice and moist sweet cornbread, more like a cupcake. If it's crumbly, I crumble it into a bowl of chili, or make cornbread salad. Your vegetables look nice and fresh even without a MisFits Box! (grin)

sleevendog, that is some nice produce, and mushroom soup sounds good, even if it's not "pretty". Elery stopped at a local produce market today and picked up THREE heads of cauliflower for $5. A great buy, but what in the world am I going to do with three heads of cauliflower?

Here I splurged for Valentine's Day and made lobster rolls. Of course there are no fresh lobsters available here, so I ended up with frozen lobster meat and a baguette from Aldi, LOL. Some vegetable slaw on the side and roasted butternut squash . Elery had never had a lobster roll and this one wasn't great, it wasn't even very good, the lobster meat was kind of salty, for some reason. Someday he'll get a "real" one...



Today it was chicken rice soup, not pretty and no pictures.

Annie




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ediej1209 AL Zn 7

Tonight was a chuck roast done in the crockpot. It was a particularly great cut of chuck, well-marbled, and cooked up very juicy and tender. I have enough leftover for making piroshkies later this week when my Misfits box comes (supposed to have a head of cabbage in it) and also a lot of good beef & broth for a pot of soup. To go with the roast tonight, I cooked green beans and little blue potatoes. I've never had those potatoes before. Oh my goodness, just boiled with the green beans they were the creamiest potatoes I've ever had. I am in love!!

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

"Today it was chicken rice soup," Cauliflower rice ?. lol

Usually 6 bucks each here. Not by weight. But as pic above enjoying it again. We have never 'riced' it but now enjoying chunks roasted or cast iron sear, then into the oven to finish. Mixed veg. I am tossing in a spice blend...trying different things like mustard powder, turmeric, paprika, zaa'tar, lemon peel powder, ginger, tamari....coconut palm sugar , similar to 'light brown'.

Good recipe, HERE

We wanted lobster but just could not make it to a market. Looks great though! Surprised it was salty. Frozen is usually flash-frozen and decent. Maybe had a not necessary 'brine' solution.

Last night vas a Very-Veggie Frittata. Broccoli, cauliflower, leek, artichoke heart...

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Jasdip

Your lobster roll looks good, but I love your slaw, Annie. Yep, I'll bet it was cauliflower rice :-)

Awesome frittata Sleeve.

I made a new recipe today, not to be repeated. It looked and sounded good.....

cafe delites---honey-mustard chicken

But it was way too mustardy and I like honey/mustard. I wasn't whelmed enough (vs over or under-whelmed) to try tweaking the recipe for another stab at it.



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Compumom11

Annie How about Cauliflower soup? I have two recipes to try. One has cheddar cheese, the other has dry mustard and onion. Both have a base of chicken stock or broth. Want to give one of those a spin? www.skinnytaste.com/dadscreamy-cauliflower-soup-1p/

or Easy slow Cooker Cauliflower soup with cheese on All Recipes.

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bbstx

Dorie Greenspan’s Portuguese-Style Cod and White Beans



There was also a side of green beans, but it was not photo worthy.

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annie1992

edie, I've grown those blue potatoes and liked them a lot, although they do make a strange shade of mashed potatoes, LOL.

sleevendog, it was real rice, believe it or not, because I was taking a portion to Mother and there is not a chance she'd be entertained by cauliflower rice, LOL. I wish I had looked at that lobster package to see if it had that "flavor enhancer" or some kind of brine. Ah well, I'll try again. I will eat cauliflower if it's roasted really crunchy, I'll bet cast iron would do that nicely.

jasdip, that's always a let down when you expect something to be better than it is. and I also like honey mustard...

Ellen, thanks for the recipes. I doubt Elery would agree to the cheese, but you never know!

Tonight it was pork chops and sauerkraut, courtesy of Elery, while I spent the afternoon collecting all the documents for filing our taxes. Ugh, it's enough to make a person lose their appetite!

Annie

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jasdip:

that looks good to me. I'll give it a second opinion ... will use some of my sweet/hot mustard on it ...

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Honey mustard...lower heat? (maybe). Mustards have such different strengths and 1/4 cup honey may be excessive. Mustard can become bitter with med-high heat and the gloss of honey can char as well. Lower the heat way back before adding or add off the heat. Good recipe but adjust to your pan/heat.(?)

I would not give it up. Maybe save a small bit of the honey mustard to glaze the chicken just before serving.

bbstx. The cod dish, yum, and a favorite of ours. Gorgeous meal!

Made our favorite 20 chic-thigh braised, 40 minutes, start-to-finish. 20 meals, 20 bucks. 4 pints in the freezer for soup base, 4 lunches, dinner tonight, Bo Saam tomorrow. Food saver freezer portions for tacos or...

What to call it?

Korean Miso/chili/sesame Glazed Chicken Adobo Shawarma Kimchi Pho








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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Brown rice ramen/mixed veg Pho


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Jasdip

Today was an easy meal......browned pork chop with sauteed onions and green beans. Mashed yellow gold with 1 sweet potato.


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bbstyx, that cod and beans looks better than my cod did, I did it in the air fryer and just cooked it a bit too long. We ate it anyway, with roasted butternut squash on the side. I don't know why my cobalt blue plate looks so scratched up in this picture either, because it's not.


jasdip, we must be soul sisters, I made pork chops too. Mine were rubbed with a garlic honey rub that Elery bought somewhere, then pan fried and served with a side of mashed rutabaga. I ate half of the pork chop, it was huge! Yeah, that's salad on the side, baby greens with cucumbers and sweet peppers.


Sleevendog, I made a batch of your pickled mustard seed too, I was hoping it would be done on time to go with the pork, but it wasn't. That's OK, we'll use it the next time! I simmered it until it was pretty thick, see how it stays on the spoon?


I also cooked for Mother, she got chicken and dumplings, banana bread, split pea soup and corn muffins.

Annie

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ediej1209 AL Zn 7

Had an old-fashioned fried chicken dinner cooked in the electric skillet until crispy - minimal oil - then finished in the oven to be certain it was done through. Hadn't done that in a long time!

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Jasdip

Annie, I spice up my pork chops as well. I often like them breaded, but sometimes cooked plain is good. :-)

There's a local FB food group, where people recommend restaurants etc. Shawarma is very popular. Me being too cheap to eat out, decided to see what I could find on the internet. It's cooked on a rotisserie like gyro.

So not having that ability, I marinated tenders in the required spices (turmeric, cumin, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, smoked paprika, lemon juice, garlic and oil) Then sauteed them along with red onion. The recipe said to bake it, but the cast iron skillet does just a good a job, and is quicker than baking.

Put on homemade tortillas with a romaine leaf underneath and a garlic sauce.




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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Never without some mustards Annie.

Nice looking tortillas and nicely spiced chicken. Saw some thick pork chops in the freezer undecided what to do with them. (previously sous Vide so easy)

Lots of salads/veg...steamed/raw/roasted.

(Harvey Weinstein is going straight to jail...my focus recently.... predator jerk)

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I made two thing last week success...never tried or interested in the past... Salmon croquettes and cauliflower rice. (not together in the same meal)

I've made crab and cod cakes for years. Salmon never hit the desire plate. We were both smitten. Baked and crispy. (not canned salmon)...a small fillet from wild caught. Great recipe NYtimes.

The rice...A few garlic cloves, a shallot, chopped inner celery heart with its leaves, good spice blend, stems of three...cauliflower, broccoli, romanesco...sliced in coins. Pulsed in the cuisinart. A heap tBsp of kimchi. I could have enjoyed all 4 cups raw. Gotta spiced it up!

We loved it. Will make again if I have the stalks I'm getting in my misfit boxes. We are not at all low carb, keto, in the house, just good whole plant based veg.

And always trying new noodles. Pic the ones we like.





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neely

Sleevendog your food looks so delicious and so decidedly ‘yours’. Those noodles look interesting and I will have to look out for something similar over here.

Jasdip your chicken tortillas look fantastic.

Shame Annie, that your mustard seeds weren’t ready for your yummy looking dinner but never mind, next time.

There was another thread about pirozhki and pierogies were mentioned. This set me on a mission to have them. I have made them before but this time I bought some from a Polish shop... handmade better than I could make... these were filled with sauerkraut and mushroom, so I made a mushroom sauce to go with them. We liked this dish a lot, with red horseradish.

Not a lot of mentions anywhere that I have seen that it is Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) Anyway I kept the tradition and made these pancakes with apple and blackberries for lunch. Poured maple syrup over and DH was happy.


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It is pancake day here as well. A savory dutch baby would be nice but no eggs in the home. We are both avoiding shopping. "I'll stop if we need anything"..."no we are good", "I'll stop"...then we do not since we just want to be home...

"I'll make something out of what we have"....

A good friend co-worker calls me 'chaos muppet'. (Never knew that was a thing.)

Hot plates in the oven, zippy salad, multi-tasking last minute, chaos plating.

Cod cakes, chaos salad. The week of avocado as 4 are ripening at the same time...


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Mardi Gras Slaw, Marcella wild mushroom risotto in process....spiced roasted chickpeas.

fresh batch of pickled mustard seed...

nice packed lunches...


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Last of the slaw with wild mushroom arancini. And two lunches from that. Stuffed the arancini with peas and mozzarella. Baked not fried.


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neely

Interesting way of doing the arancini Sleevendog, I see olive oil drizzled over to keep them moist.

Following are more balls (cheeky)

Seeing as DH and I are trying to eat less sugar, particularly DH who has a sweet tooth, I’ve been making several versions of these sweet treats. This one was dates, ground almond meal, splash of liquor (we had some Tia Maria) and Dutch cocoa powder, all whizzed up in the food processor. Small pieces of the dough were wrapped around a pecan, rolled into balls and then rolled in coconut.

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I’ve got this thing about Mexican food at the moment due to a TV programme I’ve been watching.

For dinner we had these pork loin slices with a chocolate mole. Also had Pico de Gallo for the first time... this was so fresh and delicious. I used fresh Jalapeño chilli, only half of one in the mix and we thought that was enough heat.


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Jasdip

Since we eat with our eyes, Sleeve your meals are spectacular.

Neely your dessert balls look really good. I love that they're wrapped around a nut. I haven't tried Pico de Gallo, yours looks perfect.

Last night was a simple sausage with a mess of onions and peppers. I bought a bag of baby spinach at Costco because it's so darned cheap. But man, that's a LOT of spinach, so in the skillet some went.


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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Hm, looks good. I see that in my future with sausage in the freezer and lots of veg/greens in the crisper.

Neely, looks great. Always fun to explore different cultures and their kitchens. I made TortillaSoup last night inspired by the other thread. Shared side salad of add-ins...

The arancini in the pic is not baked yet. They are always moist and creamy using the leftover (intentional big batch) wild mushroom risotto using arborio rice. Traditionally fried but we don't fry at home. Inspired by a Fall stop at the new Essex market downtown. The AranciniBros. (and the PickleGuys)



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Jasdip

More peppers and onions, as well as zucchini and mushrooms and baby spinach omelette and glass of wine for dinner


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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Veggie frittata in the oven.

Quick pickle slaw salad Grande. Mediterranean Shrimp.


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Jasdip

Wow your shrimp dish looks good, Sleeve!

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Jane's (brand name) frozen chicken strips, nuggets, patties come on sale fairly regularly so I bought some strips. Meh, but handy to have in a pinch. I wouldn't pay full price for them.

Stir-fried veggies, brown rice and chicken strips with the Chinese sweet chili sauce in the sunshine :-)

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Jasdip

Just took some bran muffins out of the oven. They're flat at the top and spread, I obviously over-filled the cups. I might have to get an ice-cream scoop to get the right amount in the cup. I have no idea what size I should get, any ideas?


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I got a hankering for spanakopita but didn’t want to fuss with fillo. I had all the ingredients for the filling so decided to use an “emergency” frozen pie crust instead. I used the full filling recipe for a 10 x 15 pan pita. So, I managed to fill the pie crust and have enough leftover over for a crustless spinach casserole.

I’ve tried a lot of spinach casserole/quiche recipes but they never seem to taste as good as my mom’s spanakopita filling. So, I really enjoyed myself. And, it’s a good thing too, since there’s so much.


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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Good salads as always. Peppered with political indigestion.


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We're having baked grouper tonight. But what to have with it??? Not feeling the world's greatest (I managed to pull some major muscles the other day, it even hurts to breathe) but the thought of serving it with a canned veg or M&C just feels like I would be disrespecting the fish's sacrifice!

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neely

Well I like the shape of those muffins Jasdip. Yummy meals as usual Sleevendog and Shambo I could take a giant bite of that spanakopita.

This is Lomo Saltado.

My Mexican food fixation is waning but before it goes we had Chicken in Achiote paste. New flavour for us and we liked it. Served with spinach and orzo.... probably not authentic but was all I could think of to have with it at the time.


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Jasdip

Oh wow, your chicken looks amazing, Neely! I found orzo on sale for .99 this week so I bought 4 pkgs. I thought of you as I was buying it! LOL

I think I'll just leave the muffins the way they are, not over-think it and buying a scoop. I had a friend over yesterday, gave him one and he loved it.

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Jasdip

I still have to eat. Whether I'm in self-isolation, or not :-)

I took a roast out of the freezer, cut it in quarters, and froze 2 pieces. The remaining 2 I made my version of Osso Buco. I use a roast instead of short ribs, so not authentic. But everything else in the recipe is. I cooked cauliflower with the potatoes and mashed them in as well.

This was one of our favourites......fall-apart fork-tender after braising for 2 hours.


Oh, you know how worried I was about my bran muffins, that they're flat on the top?


It turns out that I was talking to my ex, and he wanted one. He loved them, loved the muffin tops and I sold him the dozen and he wants a dozen more. Make sure I make them with the crispy muffin top. So I'd better leave well enough alone! LOL. And yes, I'll sell them to him vs giving them away.

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Oh my, I'm so far behind. My first election is over, though, and I spent over an hour on the phone with the Board of Canvassers trying to account for ONE ballot, and it turned out to be a math error on the part of the county clerk, thank goodness.

Jasdip, I love bran muffins and I think yours looks perfect, I need to make some. I'd sell them to MY ex too, if he'd pay me enough, LOL. You are "self isolating"? Have you been exposed or are you just staying safe? I told Elery I'd be happy to spend a couple of weeks on the farm with no one around, I could prepare my strawberry beds, get the hoops built for the raised beds, spread some manure, get my tomatoes started. Heck, I wouldn't even notice a difference unless we ran out of gas and had to go find some!

Sleevendog, your shrimp looks amazing, and your salad greens always look so fresh and good.

Neely, your orzo looks really good too, and I found a bag in the pantry the last time I organized that. I was trying to think of something to do with that.

Edie, for some reason one of the Friday meals here in local restaurants is fish and macaroni and cheese. I never thought it was the best combination, but my girls loved it. What did you have with yours?

So, we've been eating, but mostly fast stuff or Elery's been cooking, and I haven't been taking pictures. We had a very nice roast chicken with roasted asparagus today and I forgot to even take a picture.

We did make beef bacon a couple of weeks ago:

I used a brisket, cured it and Elery smoked it. It tastes amazingly like bacon, I was surprised, although the texture is different, more chewy, like beef. Since I have beef and not a spare pork belly, this was a good use.

Elery made a sirloin stuffed with spinach, we shared a baked potato (no, he didn't eat his, but I ate mine!) and asparagus:

Another day we had AnnT's stacked enchiladas, I love those:

Anyway, we've been eating things like frittatas and soup, but we've been eating.

Annie


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Jasdip

Oh Annie, no I'm not self-isolating! Although, my exercise classes are all cancelled, so there's not much for me to do anyway :-)

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

I'm way backed up posting...but we have been eating very well. Starting tomorrow, DH Wednesday, we will be hibernating. We will have lots of time to cook, bake, hike the forest....

Beef bacon! Very cool!

I like the 'muffin tops'. My family would cut off and eat the tops, then save the 'cups' for Sunday morning. Buttered and under the broiler.

No need for scoops but I use my set all-the-time. Annie recommended and approved. : )

...Jenaluca scoop set

Lots of good salads here. My pantry looks like a commercial nursery. Stuffed roasted spaghetti squash halves. Fennel, sun-dried toms, olives etc.



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sleevendog, I LOVE my jenaluca scoops. I went through those cheap Wilton and others like crazy, used them a couple of times and they'd break, I'd buy another one. I've had my jenaluca set for 2 years now, scooped thousands of cookies, muffins, mashed potatoes, you name it, and they are still just fine.

Ashley is here today with Madi and Maci, so we made cupcakes with green frosting for St. Patrick's Day tomorrow and had corned beef and cabbage and mashed potatoes because tomorrow I'll be delivering food to Mother. We also set a "leprechaun trap" to try to capture the resident Irish sprite, and baited it with bait made of chocolate, multicolored chips and edible glitter. I wonder what we'll catch?

Annie

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neely

Nice to come here to WFD and everyone is talking normally about what they’ve had for dinner. So much doom and gloom around and I’m not really meaning Cooking but the News etc.

So funny about your bran muffins Jasdip and your dinner looks delicious.

Annie, such a lot going on as usual in a yummy way.

Sleevendog spagetti squash halves look great.

We are on short rations. We are self isolating (DH immunity challenged) and although we have a pretty well stocked pantry and freezer, plus sons will drop off food stuff when we need it.... still I feel the need to have small meals. Good for the waistline “maybe”.

The stores have been being emptied in a crazy way here as well but they have introduced some rationing on staple food items now so things should ease a little... perhaps.

Still have fresh ingredients for salad with one of those small tuna tins.


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Convinced DH to stay home and not finish up working in the city. He can do what is needed from home. The few employees want to stay home as well.

Love my scoops. Use them for mini meatballs, fish cakes....

Salads are always good. Found a couple cans of tuna when organizing the pantry. Last batch of tiny avocados were excellent so I have more ordered. Salmon cakes I never liked the sound of, (don't know why). Made them twice the past couple weeks from frozen wild Alaskan. One small fillet makes 6 so dinner and next day lunch. One of the few seafood dishes we like cold.

Same ol' salads.


Pizza Friday. Made 4 so 3 folded, cut in half, for the freezer. Green from pesto and artichoke hearts.


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WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a

This was dinner last night. It was so good. The pork chops were cooked in an air fryer, the macaroni cooked in an Instant Pot with cheeses added after macaroni was done, and broccoli was cooked in an Instant Pot. The pork chops were so tender and juicy; it is nearly unbelievable the difference an air fryer makes.



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Jasdip

Wow, WC that pork chop looks incredible!!!

Neely your salad looks so fresh and tasty.

Sleeve, you know you're the salad guru, so no need to comment :-)

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It was incredible, Jasdip. As I said, I just cannot believe the difference an air fryer makes. For example, I will eat turkey, but only once a year. However, all these people on a variety forums kept talking about how great a turkey breast is cooked in the air fryer. I decided to get the smallest turkey breast I could find and try it. And, they were all right. The turkey breast was so darned good that I have been converted.

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Salads. A bit over-board.

Home and gardening.


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WalnutCreek, I'll have to try pork chops in the Air Fryer. I have one but the only thing I've liked so far that I made in it was "fried" chicken". Beet chips just fell into the bottom and charred, fish was dried out, potato chips were fiddly and half were crunchy but the rest were not. (sigh) After the beet chip fiasco I shoved it onto a pantry shelf and haven't touched it since, I'll have to drag it back out.

Yesterday I took Mother some roasted chicken and twice baked potatoes, the chicken was brined 24 hours and high heat roasted ala AnnT. It was really good, extremely moist and even the breast meat wasn't dry. I also made a big batch of split pea soup, Mother loves it. I had to use yellow peas because I had those and the store didn't have any green split peas (or any other dried beans) in stock.

sleevendog, your garden is growing well, and Elery would love an artichoke pizza.

Neely, stay well, I'm glad your sons are delivering food, I stopped and did Mother's grocery shopping yesterday and dropped off groceries along with her prepared meals.

Jasdip, I'm glad you're just "hunkering down" and there's no reason for quarantine!

As for that leprechaun, we didn't catch him, but he dropped some of his treasure, a couple of strings of beans, a few of those "gold" colored dollar coins and some glittery hair clips. Maci insists that she heard "tiny little footsteps in the night" and nearly caught the leprechaun eating all the chocolate, LOL.

Annie

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