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What are you cooking?

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I've mentioned many time that we don't cook. We do Lean Cuisine, sandwiches, quesadillas, Progresso on pasta etc., and usually a "linner" out that throws off at least one meal of leftovers. Once or twice a month I'll make spaghetti sauce from scratch, lasagna or a casserole or stew. Cliff will do burgers or steak on the grill occasionally. So at most once a week we do something that could be considered "cooking".

But we are ramping up supplies with the idea of cooking more like three times a week. Tonight I'm making a North African casserole called babootie. A million years ago the LA Times had a column called Cartoon Kitchen where the entire recipe was contained in the four panels of a standard sized comic strip. The smell of the curry cooking is making my stomach scream for dinner! Will serve it with rice and broccoli.
 

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today has been a massive vat of ham and bean soup. chilly rainy day, I like soup.

I am now mentally smelling curry.... I might just have everything I need for that... hmmm, already have chicken thawed out....

I like the sound of babootie. would make it just for the name!
 

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I have been so busy that I have had to squeeze in my cooking. Today I was so busy stocking up on food I didn't have time to cook it. LOL! That is why I have some convenience foods on hand. Tonight we had frozen peas and carrots and success brown rice and popcorn shrimp. Desert was a skinny cow ice cream pop as it usually is every night. Drinking green tea right now as I do every night also.

The other day for hubby I made pork chops with barbecue sauce in the crockpot with baked potatoes and frozen peas. He will have the left over chops tomorrow. For me I sauteed tempeh since I do not really eat meat for the most part. Another day we had baked cod with butter. And another night we had bow tie pasta with sauce and turkey meatballs.

I mostly cook simple.
 

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Dh cooks I don't. Yesterday he came home from the hospital and I made the turkey breast in the slow cooker that he was going to make, with baked potatoes. Tonight we're having the corned beef and cabbage that he had planned for last night.
 

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Made chili on Sunday, pork chops with mushrooms in a dijon sauce on Monday, crock pot Turkey breast last night, and split pea tonight. We have been eating the leftovers for lunch. All are from skinnytaste recipes.
 

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I have been so busy that I have had to squeeze in my cooking. Today I was so busy stocking up on food I didn't have time to cook it. LOL! That is why I have some convenience foods on hand. Tonight we had frozen peas and carrots and success brown rice and popcorn shrimp. Desert was a skinny cow ice cream pop as it usually is every night. Drinking green tea right now as I do every night also.

The other day for hubby I made pork chops with barbecue sauce in the crockpot with baked potatoes and frozen peas. He will have the left over chops tomorrow. For me I sauteed tempeh since I do not really eat meat for the most part. Another day we had baked cod with butter. And another night we had bow tie pasta with sauce and turkey meatballs.

I mostly cook simple.
I am waiting for it to hit the fan when Cliff blames me for getting rid of the two crock pots we never used. He stood right there at last spring's garage sale and accepted money for them, but I know he won't remember!
 

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Dh cooks I don't. Yesterday he came home from the hospital and I made the turkey breast in the slow cooker that he was going to make, with baked potatoes. Tonight we're having the corned beef and cabbage that he had planned for last night.
How is he doing? Did he turn out to have had a stoke, or no?
 

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I am waiting for it to hit the fan when Cliff blames me for getting rid of the two crock pots we never used. He stood right there at last spring's garage sale and accepted money for them, but I know he won't remember!

I can't live without my crock pot. I have a brand new one put away in case my other one breaks.
 

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Hawaiian Style Pork Roast in the Instant Pot served over brown rice, and salad.

I discovered a reasonably priced grocery delivery service that I'm going to start using on Friday. My daughter has used them for awhile and likes them. https://www.imperfectfoods.com They aren't affiliated with a grocery story - more of a discount wholesaler. This is my first order, and I probably won't order so much every week - this week I'm trying things out to see what's a keeper. We are trying to stay home and out of the stores as much as possible. *Note that what I think is reasonable in CA, probably doesn't seem reasonable to you, if you are in the mid-west or south.

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Subtotal$71.20
 

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These are some of the stuff I made last week and planned for the upcoming week:
- Chicken vegetable soup - my own recipe which I posted in a separate thread
- Smoke pork ribs with mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, with caprese as an appetizer
- Beef with bell peppers and onions in a slow cooker
- Shepherd's Pie
- Split pea soup with smoked ham hock in Instant Pot
- Corned Beef and since we don't have cabbage, we are doing baby pak choy stir fry
- Chicken salad
- Spaghetti Squash topped with red sauce, mixed in with Italian sausage, bell pepper, mushroom
 
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Dh cooks I don't. Yesterday he came home from the hospital and I made the turkey breast in the slow cooker that he was going to make, with baked potatoes. Tonight we're having the corned beef and cabbage that he had planned for last night.
Glad your DH is home and on the mend. Home cooked food helps.

These posts remind me that I have corned beef and cabbage in the fridge to cook. Will cook in the crock pot and make reubens with the leftovers this weekend. Need to up my crockpot game.
 

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I also found a project for my cabin-feverish husband to do - he's building a nice raised bed for a salad garden. Yes, he had to go to Lowe's, but he went at 6 am when the store was practically empty and got everything in one trip.
 

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When dh cooks he generally makes enough for lunches and also to freeze for later on. We have enough to live on for awhile, but he'll continue to cook.
 

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Today I made baked crispy shrimp over lentil pasta.
This past week cooked, beyond meat Meatballs, Crispy Baked Tofu, Mushroom onion frittata, Scallop Fajitas, chickpea tuna (no tuna in it), baked salmon
 

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I’ve been addicted to the omelet in the mornings. Tonight I made a NY Strip and sautéed broccoli
 

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Monday was turkey noodle soup from the turkey carcass we had Saturday.
Tuesday was beans and rice
Wednesday was butter garlic roasted chicken with carrots and rice
tomorrow is steak asparagus and potatoes all on the grill
 

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I’ve been addicted to the omelet in the mornings. Tonight I made a NY Strip and sautéed broccoli
serving my dishes !!! omelets are appropriate any time of day. I don't ever turn down a steak. Usually steam my broccoli, so thank you for that idea to do something a little different.
 

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Since we are home, and have full freezers and pantry we are splurging in the kitchen some. I fixed Corned Beef and cabbage on Monday (duh) and polished it off yesterday. Tonight we had some Costco artichokes (huge) with delicate lemon mayo, some baked bnls/sknls chicken thighs with a mix of ranch dressing powder/evoo/and garlic, a fruit & cottage cheese salad.

We have decided that there is no point of saving the 'good' dishes. The 'kids' don't want it, so we're using the sterling and crystal and china. Nothing is 'too good to use'!

Jim
 

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serving my dishes !!! omelets are appropriate any time of day. I don't ever turn down a steak. Usually steam my broccoli, so thank you for that idea to do something a little different.
I’m one of those I-talians, everything with garlic and oil lol.
 

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I’m one of those I-talians, everything with garlic and oil lol.
I love garlic, always roasting it to put in my dishes. Roasting makes it sweeter.
 

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Yesterday: Blackened Redfish and Crawfish Etouffee (from Harry's).
Lunch Today: Fish + Fries (leftover from Gator Dockside).
Dinner Today: Steak & Baked Potato (Texas Roadhouse), added Broccoli.
Tomorrow: Ribs & Baked Potato (also, from Texas Roadhouse).

This social distancing ain't too bad.
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I made a cauliflower crust pizza for me, a single crust, baked in my new Pampered Chef air fryer on the bake option. Baked in 10 minutes on parchment paper, turned it over half way through cooking. Delicious crust with a crunch to it.

Recipe: 1 Cup riced cauliflower microwaved for 8 minutes, cool it down about ten minutes, then add an egg white, a tsp of italian seasoning and 1/4 C of mozzarella cheese. Pat it onto the parchment paper in a circle about 1/4" thick. Bake 5 minutes, turn it over with a second sheet of parchment paper, then bake another 5 minutes (400 degrees). Take it out and cool it down for about five minutes. Add 1/4 C of Rao's sauce, mushrooms, peppers, turkey pepperoni, and about another 1/4 C of mozzarella cheese. Bake for another 3 minutes at 400 degrees. Lovely thing. Ate the entire thing. Added bonus, you get a lot of fiber with that recipe.
 
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