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Old 02-04-2013, 10:49 AM   #21
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black beans and rice yummy, we might have them tomorrow as well. No one call D.S.S.

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:03 AM   #22
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RED BEANS AND RICE

• 3 bacon slices, chopped
• 1 cup chopped onion
• 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
• 4 garlic cloves, minced
• 3 cups long-grain white rice
• 3 bay leaves
• 2 tablespoons tomato paste
• 1 tablespoon ground cumin
• 1 tablespoon hot Spanish smoked paprika (Pimentón de la Vera)
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 4 cups water
• 1 15- to 151/2-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed, drained


Sauté chopped bacon in heavy 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat until bacon is brown and fat is rendered, about 5 minutes. Add onion, red bell pepper, and garlic; sauté until onion is golden, about 5 minutes. Add rice and stir until coated, about 1 minute. Stir in bay leaves, tomato paste, cumin, paprika, and salt. Add 4 cups water and beans and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 18 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand covered 10 minutes. Fluff rice with fork. Remove bay leaves. Transfer rice to bowl and serve.

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This is the recipe I have on my hard drive, but I change so much. I don't use bacon. I use brown basmati rice. I don't use spicy smoked paprika, I just use mild smoked. Instead of water and tomato paste I use a can of whole tomatoes and stock. And lastly, I don't use kidneys, I use Westbrae red beans. I should probably rewrite it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:07 AM   #23
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Organic crock pot stew..yum yum!
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Re: The "what's for dinner thread"

Leftover lamb, roasted carrots, potatoes, and mustard-herb-red wine sauce from when my FIL was here on Saturday. Made way too much.
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Tacos! The meat is already cooked and frozen, so all I have to do is shred some cheese and lettuce, and cook up some tortillas. Yum!
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Crockpot whole chicken, rice from the rice cooker, salad, raw carrots for the kids, maybe steamed broccoli if I feel up to it after TKD.

The leftover chicken mess will be combined with veggies to make a couple gallons of stock.

Spinach, tomato, and Orzo soup will use some of the stock and any actual chicken left.

Wednesday will be Philly cheesesteak sandwiches from the crockpot.

Thursday hoison chicken-again from the crockpot

Friday is "clean out the fridge" day.

I made a big pot of hot and sour soup today for lunch for me all week, so we'll have something to clean out.
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Re: The "what's for dinner thread"

Lots of Mexican fans here! I adore Mexican.
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We are just having sandwiches tonight (Monday and Wednesday are quick dinner nights cause of TKD). Dh and I will have tuna and the boys will have grilled cheese. I'll make Brussels sprouts for dh and I, Kearnan will have frozen veggies and Tharen will have V8 (boy is weird). Tomorrow night I'm making Pumpkin pasta and Thursday I'm making Lentil and zucchini pancakes. I'm excited to try that recipe because I haven't before.
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Re: The "what's for dinner thread"

Tater tot casserole. I like it better with ground turkey, but I browned an entire 5-lb package of ground beef the other night making spaghetti, so with the meat precooked it should go together pretty fast. I'll cook up some frozen peas or corn to go with it.
We like this recipe, the sour cream makes it super tasty.
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Homemade Mac and cheese
Pumpkin bread
Salad with dried cherries and honey-roasted sunflower seeds

Mac and cheeses recipe, in case anyone's interested:
Microwave 2 tbsp butter 30 sec
Stir in 2 tbsp flour (I use whole wheat); microwave 30 sec
Drizzle in 1 cup milk (I use coconut/almond/soy, due to lactose issues here)
Microwave 1 minute at a time, stirring in between each minute, until thick
Stir in 8-12 oz cheddar cheese (we use a naturally lactose free variety)
Microwave 35 seconds
Stir in cooked pasta
Spread in baking dish; crumble crackers over top; bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until bubbly.
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