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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #250 on: November 15, 2007, 06:48:25 PM »
My leg's getting way too long, you're pulling it so hard.  ::)

It's Tex-Mex food... I have no idea if it's real Mexican fare, as in naturally found south of the border.

For any who really don't have a clue...
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I generally don't eat the tortillas, though.
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #251 on: November 15, 2007, 07:07:42 PM »
Occasionally it is fun to go into a Taco Bell and really Americanize the word while acting like you really think you know how to pronounce it, fairly loud of course.  Redneck humor I think is the description of this type of behavior. It is best that you don't let on that you know you are saying it wrong. :)

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #252 on: November 16, 2007, 02:29:28 PM »
that sounds like my grandma... for whatever reason she has never been able to say "bueno" so it's hilarious to take her to Taco "Beeno".  When they first came out with those Symphony candy bars, Grandma misread or misunderstood the ad and gave me some coupons to pick up a couple of those 'sympathy' candy bars for her when I went to the grocery store.   :D  It's even better because she has no idea why she's funny to the rest of us.  We blame it on the years she spent in California during the dust bowl... warped her forever :D

Well, tonight we're having baked sweet-spicy peanut chicken and Asian broccoli slaw with cilantro and almonds.  That chicken is smelling really good... hope it tastes half as good as it smells cooking.

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« Reply #253 on: November 16, 2007, 03:29:18 PM »
It was delicious. :)

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #254 on: November 16, 2007, 04:28:34 PM »
Sounds good -- Sassy is on her way to the other house to work a few days so I have to rustle up my own dinner.  i think she left me a big ol' hamburger in there somewhere.  So I guess that's it -- Hamburger, ketchup and ice cream. :-/

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #255 on: November 16, 2007, 04:31:50 PM »
My son and I finished off the left over pot roast, with some steamed rice and broccoli.

Off to the mountains in the AM. Trying to decide what simple dinner to take.  :-/
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #256 on: November 16, 2007, 04:35:51 PM »
I like pot roast with lots of salt and lots of cold ketchup. :)

How long you gone for, Don?

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #257 on: November 16, 2007, 04:38:13 PM »
We'll be back Sunday afternoon/evening.
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #258 on: November 17, 2007, 04:39:22 PM »
Boy, it sure gets quiet around here on the weekends...

We went to Home Depot today to price a few things, and ended up being down there around lunch time, so we stopped in this little store front place with a sign out front that read, "El Pollo Rico".  I walked in and thought it was probably a mistake, , but we figured we'd give them a chance.  For less than $20 we got roasted chicken, a huge stack of toasty hot tortillas, beans, rice, salsa, and four drinks... there was enough left over for supper tonight.  It was much better than we'd thought it would be.  We had a salad with the leftover chicken for supper, and some leftover biscuits from breakfast.  The beans and rice and tortillas can go into something tomorrow.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #259 on: November 17, 2007, 07:01:18 PM »
Yup -- Cooking for myself tonight so Marie Calendar's Chicken Pot Pie Nuked, Pineapple and cream cheese turnover with butter on to - nuked and Orange Sherbet for dessert.  

Sassy or I usually put a few instant frozen dinners of one type or another in the freezer for when I'm to busy or too lazy to cook.
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Homegrown_Tomatoes

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #260 on: November 18, 2007, 04:54:01 AM »
We do that with Korean food sometimes... either naengmyun (cold noodle soup) or jja-jjangmyun (black noodles)... for those lazy days.  Sometimes I also marinate bulgogi (BBQ) and freeze it in dinner size packages where I can dump it from the freezer to the skillet for a few minutes and throw some rice in the rice cooker.  We have a microwave, but keep it in the basement and it is almost never used... we only bought it when we didn't have a stove while we were first working on the kitchen, but even then we usually used a camp stove, grill, hot plate, or crock pot.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #261 on: November 18, 2007, 04:05:52 PM »
Marie's Pot Pies aren't too bad at all.

Back from the mountains. Pizza tonight. Kroeger store brand refigerated pizza dough/crust. We like it better than the Pillsbury brand, and cheaper too. It gets crustier. Zucchini, onion, jalapeños. Discovered I didn't have any pizza sauce so I subbed Bertolli traditional spaghetti sauce with a little Ketchup squirted around. Turned out good.

Last night in the mountains we had a couple ham steaks, baked potato and green beans.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #262 on: November 18, 2007, 06:32:37 PM »
Worked on my steel stairway project and repaired my woodsplitter today -- leaf roller in the carb vent and jets plugged - tipped up so oil was showing low on low oil shut down.

Not much time to cook - so its 1lb frozen nuked Hungryman Pork rib dinner with corn, mashed potatoes and a brownie.  Could have been worse. :)

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #263 on: November 19, 2007, 10:03:46 AM »
OK, now doggone it, I replied to this post this morning too... where the heck did all my posts go??

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #264 on: November 19, 2007, 10:05:24 AM »
We didn't eat supper yesterday because we had too much for lunch and everyone was still full.  We went to  the Korean restaurant and Korean store after church yesterday. 

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #265 on: November 19, 2007, 04:01:00 PM »
Lost a few around the time you were replying.  I just posted to ask John when the big change would take place and it miraculously appeared at that moment.

I've been eating Honey Mustard Pretzels for dinner.  Have to look for something soon.  Maybe I will do stewed tomatoes tonight. :)
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #266 on: November 19, 2007, 04:45:20 PM »
Soloing tonight. K's checking up on her Mother.

A three egg omelette; grated cheddar, romano, a little chopped onion, a small chopped pickled jalapeño, a small chopped tomato and a couple of tablespoons of cooked green peas.
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #267 on: November 20, 2007, 06:59:23 AM »
Sounds good, Mtn. Don.  We had clean-out-the-fridge stew last night... complete with the leftover rice and beans from the little Mexican joint we found by accident.  It also had tomatoes and carrots and celery and corn and cilantro and chicken, etc.  Pretty tasty, but I wasn't too hungry because the kiddo was doing some kind of gymnastics last night leading to serious heartburn even without eating.  Starting to feel the baby moving every now and then... usually feels like two steel ball bearings rolling around on top of the bladder. 

Kind of good weather for chili... not sure what we're having tonight yet.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #268 on: November 20, 2007, 10:24:32 PM »
You take something for the heartburn, Homegrown?   ???

I do Pepsid Complete or something like that but many times a couple tablespoons of vinegar is the thing to take as a lot of the heartburn is not from too much acid but not enough - per a hint from my daughter.  It works quite well most of the time - especially with greasy stuff.
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #269 on: November 21, 2007, 04:32:24 AM »
I usually don't unless it gets especially bad... sometimes drinking a little milk or eating a little bit of something seems like it is enough to distract my stomach momentarily.  I think I usually just accept it as part of the territory... soon it'll be time to give up my one cup of coffee a day because it seems to contribute... in fact, it doesn't taste that good to me this morning, so maybe today is a good day to lay off the joe. c*  But I sure do like it.  Hmmm...maybe tomorrow ;D.  The doctor told me to take Maalox or something like that for it and I just laughed because that ain't going to happen... sure tell a woman when she's pregnant and her gag reflex is in great working order to swallow liquid chalk!  It goes away on its own usually, eventually... and in 6 more months, it will be like I have never had it.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #270 on: November 21, 2007, 06:58:56 AM »
Re: HEARTBURN

I must put my 2 cents worth in here on this topic. Recurring heartburn cab be a cause for concern. If you watch TV you've seen the ads regarding reflux disease, the proper name is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD for short.

If it occurs at intermittent intervals, after certain foods there may be nothing to worry about. If it recurs frequently you should be checked out by a GI (Gastrointestinal) specialist.

To make a long story short I had the symptoms on and off for an extended period. Just before turning 60 I went in for my annual colonoscopy. The doctor decided it would be a good idea to perform an endoscopy (down the throat) as well. It was good that he did as he found erosion of the esophagus, a result of GERD. After a course of Prevacid a second endoscopy showed the problem repaired.

About the same time a friend of my sister complained to his doctor about his frequent heartburn. He wasn't so lucky. It turned out cancer had developed at the site of his esophageal erosion. He's now dead.

I get occasional bouts from time to time and on the doc's recommendation use Prilosec OTC and I'm good to go. A recent double ended internal checkup a month or so ago turned up no problems so I'm scheduled again for next year.

Last nights menu, just before the DSL collapse, was grilled Alakan Salmon, baked potato wedges with parmesan cheese and pepper sprinkled on plus steamed green peas.
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #271 on: November 21, 2007, 07:19:21 AM »
You are right on the 2 cents, Don, but I still try to not do doctors.  [yuk]

The meal sounds good.

Homegrown probably already knew it, but this thread gets us trying new stuff.  Thanks Homegrown. [cool]
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #272 on: November 21, 2007, 10:26:17 AM »
The DSL is being ditzy; I'll get tonights dinner in here while it's working...

Angel hair spaghetti, Bertolli Organic Traditional style sauce and Brussels Sprouts or maybe green beans.  :-\

I think the DSL problem may be a bad filter; have to go get some replacemenmts ( free) from the ISP across town.
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #273 on: November 21, 2007, 11:02:16 AM »
Ugh!  It's flurry-ing outside (I don't think that's a real word, is it?)  I think I'm making a cherry pie for supper.   ;D  You see, it is either dinner or dessert as there is not room for both.  And because I am not supplying dessert for any Thanksgiving dinner, doesn't cherry pie with some vanilla ice cream sound good?  I'd bought the stuff to go in the pie last week before we were asked to dinner and asked to bring cranberry relish for the dinner... might as well go ahead and have the pie.   ;)

Speaking of the cranberry relish... ever try the recipe on the back of Ocean spray cranberries (orange, cranberries, and sugar?)  I really like it, but usually only use 1/2 the sugar called for... mango is nice, too.

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« Reply #274 on: November 21, 2007, 11:36:05 AM »
My mom always made that - she had a hand grinder - would put the whole oranges through along with the cranberries & add sugar - very tart but very good - maybe that is where she got the recipe - never checked out the source.
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