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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:40 PM

Post #9400767

coming from here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1286582/

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:41 PM

Post #9400768

Please share your winter comfort foods...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:47 PM

Post #9400777

Baked anything.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:48 PM

Post #9400780

Baked Alaska?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:49 PM

Post #9400784

Never tried. Good?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:51 PM

Post #9400789

Never had it either but it looks REALLY yummy

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:52 PM

Post #9400790

the original is the one I bought.. every year I buy Randy & I a joint gift to share for V day.. and I swear.. he came back from the dr and said "am I craving a whoopie pie".. an hour later the ups guy knocked on the door.. how good am I???

;)

http://www.wickedwhoopies.com/

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:52 PM

Post #9400792

I may have to try making it, looks pretty easy to do
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/baked-alaska-recipe2/index.html

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:53 PM

Post #9400793

Oh MY...great they deliver!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:53 PM

Post #9400794

Looks yummy.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:53 PM

Post #9400795

yes it does look good.. but I never had it either

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:54 PM

Post #9400796

Can you freeze the whoopie pies?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:54 PM

Post #9400797

For when you're lonely??

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:55 PM

Post #9400800

well they come by the dozen...what the heck am I going to do with 12 of them???

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:59 PM

Post #9400806

Ok, read their info... can be frozen up to 1 year...ordering a variety pack...YUM

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
2:40 AM

Post #9400930

I did give em a bit extra protection with the food saver.. didn't squish them.. but took most of the air out before I stuck em in the freezer

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 29, 2013
5:43 AM

Post #9401016

OK...something wrong with my genes...don't like Whopee Pies...would rather have a muffin...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9401023

Me too.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
5:51 AM

Post #9401029

Love pies, and certainly love whoopie! But not whoopie pies.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
5:55 AM

Post #9401037

I'm a picking New England Whoopie Pie eater :) ...if it's mass produced, I usually don't like it.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 29, 2013
3:02 PM

Post #9401706

Homemade is always better...except I really love DD banana choco chip muffins...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
3:03 PM

Post #9401710

these might change your mind Celeste .. they were moist.. not as good as yours.. but really good

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
6:19 PM

Post #9401956

Spinach tortellini

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
6:23 PM

Post #9401961

It was fend for yourself night :) Brian & Josh had pizza and I had a chicken caesar salad.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 30, 2013
6:01 AM

Post #9402327

You need time off, Pixie! Good for you...
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
7:40 AM

Post #9402419

Chili con carne (also con pink beans!)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
7:45 AM

Post #9402422

It will be ham tonight


I'm planning community time at church on Sat and will be doing a groundhog day theme, will be making these cupcakes but with the chocolate cookie

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
11:00 AM

Post #9402621

There so cute Jen!

BBQ chicken in the crock-pot, noodles and green beans.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 30, 2013
11:40 AM

Post #9402655

Those cupcakes are sooo cute! What a great idea...BBQ chicken sounds delish, Ronnie...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9402763

Pepper steak.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
4:06 PM

Post #9403010

too cute Jen

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 1, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9404708

Yesterday, made a corned beef dinner for son & family, today am making a pork stew, tomorrow baking a ham & fixings for my Mom...cooking helps with stress!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2013
4:47 PM

Post #9405318

Busy robin

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
4:58 PM

Post #9405325

Yes it does Marilyn.
Went out...eggplant parm and spinach with garlic for me, Lou had chicken parm with pasta. I ordered 1/2 an order and still brought half home.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
7:03 PM

Post #9405468

Pizza, meatballs and spaghetti and antipasto

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 2, 2013
4:40 AM

Post #9405669

Jen I love those cupcakes!!!
Robin that sounds yummy and yes I agree, cooking helps with stress!!
We had Chinese last night, steak, taters and a salad tonight. :)

I've been playing with sugar cookies for Valentines day. ^_^

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 2, 2013
6:20 AM

Post #9405773

Something so good about a frosted sugar cookie

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 2, 2013
7:47 AM

Post #9405838

oven fried chicken last night. spagetti dinner at church tonight.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 2, 2013
8:11 AM

Post #9405857

Yum...everything sounds good...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2013
1:22 PM

Post #9406145

Ham and cheese hoagies and tomato soup, lazy day here in the cold!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 2, 2013
2:09 PM

Post #9406204

Pork, sweets, peas, apple salad and corn bread

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2013
5:16 PM

Post #9406387

Really lazy, decided to go out for Chinese...hoagies tomorrow.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 2, 2013
5:56 PM

Post #9406417

Went out for Indian

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2013
6:53 PM

Post #9406443

Went out for brunette...
Rose1959
Norwich, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 2, 2013
7:44 PM

Post #9406483

Salmon, collard greens. A glass of red wine (Bota Box-Malbec from Argentine)
Pumpkin pie with lots of cinnamon on top. A cup of tea (vannila spice bought at the Sundial Gardens in Hgginum, CT)
A glass of Port wine (taylor fladgate from Portugal)
I had a good day and I had a good dinner. This is comfort in my house.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 2, 2013
7:51 PM

Post #9406488

Yum. Wonderful dinner Rose. I also endorse salmon as a comfort food. I buy smoked salmon for sandwiches with avocados. With the cold weather, its comforting to eat foods that probably reduce body aches.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 3, 2013
9:12 AM

Post #9406893

I usually cook Sunday dinner for Mom & my sister, but with the iffy weather I brought the food to Mom yesterday...today, a friend invited me to lunch...wow...nice feeling pampered.
Rose1959
Norwich, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 3, 2013
10:05 AM

Post #9406961

When I cook, I make sure I make enough for leftovers. I love leftovers.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 3, 2013
10:34 AM

Post #9407001

lazy super bowl sunday.. picking up food from the BBQ place.. woo hoo!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9407101

Ribs cooked in the crock-pot all day, twice baked potato, coleslaw, buffalo wings, shrimp cocktail, homemade bread.
Makes ribs fall right off the bone!
http://www.mccormick.com/Products/Seasoning-Mixes/Slow%20Cookers/Slow-Cookers-Southern-BBQ-Ribs-Seasoning-Mix.aspx

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 3, 2013
2:10 PM

Post #9407229

You need to be my personal chef, Pixie!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 3, 2013
2:34 PM

Post #9407252

I need to get some of that, sounds good!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2013
3:14 PM

Post #9407298

Ok, Family is raving about the ribs & 2X baked taters. :)
Forgot to mention Mini Eclairs too, where am I going to put all this food?? Hopefully the game will bring on the munchies later. ^_^

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 4, 2013
9:32 AM

Post #9408095

Ham & scalloped potatoes...pickled beets...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
4:04 PM

Post #9409619

wow o wow.. how good does this sound???

http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/Chocolate-Covered-Caramel-Pretzel-Cheesecake-Clinton-Kelly

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
4:44 PM

Post #9409650

Made pasta with chicken, fresh spinach and white beans. Was yummy.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2013
4:47 PM

Post #9409654

So is that Randy's Birthday cake? LOL

We had chicken fajitas

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
6:04 PM

Post #9409733

it might be!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
7:12 PM

Post #9409793

Pork chops and stuffing
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2013
7:02 AM

Post #9410078

Pizza with Bacon, Mushrooms, Pimentos

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 6, 2013
7:07 AM

Post #9410081

I'm sick of leftovers, will be going out to lunch with a friend today...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 7, 2013
8:03 AM

Post #9411059

Made yellow split pea soup yesterday...babysitting at the farm until after 5, so that will be dinner for tonight...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
9:09 AM

Post #9411123

leftovers yesterday I had a splitting headache


Have no idea what tonight will be...maybe pierogies

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9411247

Chicken pot pie yesterday with broccoli, wasn't a big hit will go back to peas and carrots.
Spaghetti and clams tonight with blueberry/peach graham cracker pie.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9411316

LOVE clam sauce!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
3:20 PM

Post #9411438

cheated and picked up burgers from a local restaurant

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
4:47 PM

Post #9411506

looks like a job for Celeste!!

http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/Whoopie-Pie-Cake-Carla-Hall-Clinton-Kelly

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 7, 2013
5:27 PM

Post #9411554

Wow...chocolate overload!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2013
5:44 PM

Post #9411568

OH MY!! :)

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 7, 2013
6:56 PM

Post #9411623

beef ribs in the crock pot today. making bread in my new bread machine tonight.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
7:20 PM

Post #9411657

Pierogis and cheese steaks

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2013
3:21 AM

Post #9411780

my old bread machine is wonderful... hope you love yours too Jumper

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9411892

bread came out great.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 8, 2013
8:15 AM

Post #9412006

Baking meatloaf, potatoes, & summer squash for a church family with illness...they only live 2 minutes from me, or they'd never get it! Snow is getting nastier by the minute...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2013
8:56 AM

Post #9412038

love making cinnamon raisin bread in there!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 8, 2013
1:15 PM

Post #9412297

Mmmm...bet that smells wonderful!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2013
1:33 PM

Post #9412315

I'll have to try that one.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2013
1:57 PM

Post #9412336

mine beeps when it's time to put the raisins in.. so they don't get water logged and take the water away from the flour .. but I have put them in prior to the mixing before I went to bed.. just have to make sure you line them up on the outside of the well to keep them dry until the timer starts .. garlic herb bread.. pepperoni bread .. so many wonderful things

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9412442

Went out for Chinese my son's favorite restaurant because he was student of the week today

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 8, 2013
4:11 PM

Post #9412449

Yay...good for him!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2013
5:51 PM

Post #9412532

Woot, woot!!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2013
7:25 PM

Post #9412649

I've made jalopeno bread.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2013
2:43 AM

Post #9412783

Congrats Jen!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 9, 2013
4:25 AM

Post #9412799

yum Jumper!!!.. that's nice Jen!!!
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2013
8:27 AM

Post #9415321

Jalopeno, pepperoni, garlic herb and cinnamon raisin breads all sound nice. I can imagine the wonderful aromas as the oven opens.

DW tried to make King Arthur's baguettes for the first time a few days ago, but something went wrong and they came out hard as a rock. Oh well, she made spaghetti with clam sauce last night (another first) and it was great. You win some and lose some.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 11, 2013
4:51 PM

Post #9415960

I made pasta today...needed some real food after living on sandwiches for the past few days...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2013
5:03 PM

Post #9415976

oven fried chicken tonight. cajun tomorrow at church for fat tuesday.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 12, 2013
5:30 AM

Post #9416387

Hash & pancakes tonight at one of the churches in town...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9416464

I had hash for breakfast

last night we had chicken marsala

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2013
7:12 AM

Post #9416482

Last night we had lasgna, salad and ciabatta rolls sliced in half and toasted with garlic & cheese. Tonight it will be Applebee's because I have to be in town late.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9416828

Went out to lunch and had 1/2 blt and soup...1st choice was potato leek...tasted like mildew...EWWWWW sent that back and got chicken noodle...that was good
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2013
3:34 PM

Post #9416956

Made bison meatloaf with bacon and onions, baked taters and fresh asparagus. YUM!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 12, 2013
5:21 PM

Post #9417080

sounds yummy


leftovers

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 12, 2013
7:31 PM

Post #9417228

cajun dinner was a hit(again!)
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2013
4:24 AM

Post #9417419

Bison meatloaf sounds great, but asparagus addition has me buffaloed! (sorry, couldn't resist)

I don't have anything against asparagus, but think I would prefer to enjoy its taste separately.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2013
7:45 AM

Post #9417593

Oops, the sparegrass was a side. Sorry for the confusion! Heehee. For breakfast/lunch I just toasted a Portuguese roll with some leftover meatloaf. I LOVE meatloaf sandwiches!!! I am good now til dinner.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 13, 2013
12:11 PM

Post #9417883

I bought a rotisserie chicken for Mom, so I ate a leg & a few crackers for lunch...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2013
2:49 PM

Post #9418054

Jan do you think the bison taste gamey? I made bison burgers once and didn't like them at all.

Weird dinner tonight, girls had chicken nuggets and brocc and green beans, I had salad with a few nuggets tossed in and Lou had a chicken wrap and soup.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 13, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9418064

Olive Garden and it was very good but... I was seated on the other side of a booth with a large and in charge kinda lady on the phone. To say the least I didn't finish my meal, had it packed up and brought it home.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 13, 2013
3:05 PM

Post #9418069

breaded fish and fries.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 13, 2013
3:11 PM

Post #9418082

You should have complained, Pixie...maybe they would have changed your seat...or hers!
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2013
3:27 PM

Post #9418108

My turn at the wok. Stirfry garlic chicken with mushrooms, pepper, water chestnuts, etc...accompanied by tadig (crusty Persian) rice.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 13, 2013
6:06 PM

Post #9418286

Didn't notice any gaminess in the bison meat. Thinking the bacon and onion took care of any of that. LOL. It was on sale which is why I picked it up in the first place.

Steamed some cauliflower along with leftovers and a salad.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 13, 2013
6:53 PM

Post #9418340

I use bison all the time, never noticed a gamey taste

That would have drove me nuts, Celeste

It was so nice out I made hubby grill some hot dogs

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 14, 2013
3:43 PM

Post #9419206

Ordered a club sandwich...tuna...haven't had one in a long time.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2013
3:43 PM

Post #9420215

Turkey w/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, bacon wrapped asparagus.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 15, 2013
4:15 PM

Post #9420253

Sounds yummy...I made a meatloaf & mashed potatoes for my son & family...I ate leftovers when I got home...oh, well.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 15, 2013
7:31 PM

Post #9420475

pork steaks with onions in apple juice. very tasty. another Taste of Home recipe.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 16, 2013
5:35 AM

Post #9420698

That does sound good...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 16, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9420774

Yum!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2013
7:14 AM

Post #9420797

DH liked it, it was good.
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9421282

Made Pasta Mama for breakfast.

http://hugosrestaurant.com/videos/how-cook-pasta-mama

Good, but it doesn't displace eggs and corned beef hash at the top of my hearty breakfast list.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 16, 2013
4:10 PM

Post #9421284

bourbon steak for us today

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2013
4:18 PM

Post #9421288

pizza tonight

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2013
5:17 PM

Post #9421333

baked stuffed pork chops, salad, tater grills.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2013
6:22 PM

Post #9421395

Went out for the biggest piece of lasagna I ever saw, enough left for lunch tomorrow

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 17, 2013
5:03 AM

Post #9421607

Made stuffed shells to take to the farm to celebrate granddaughter & great-niece's birthdays...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
7:36 AM

Post #9421731

I went to Aldi yesterday .. always good to look around to see what they have fresh.. had strawberries from Florida.. they called me over.. I smelled them and it smelled like summer... had to give it a shot.. OMG they are so good.. inspired me to make strawberry waffles for brunch today... was eating and dancing they were so good

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
11:46 AM

Post #9422057

Good to hear - we are getting an Aldi in a few months. Is it like other supermarkets?
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2013
11:59 AM

Post #9422072

I don't care for it, it's like a small warehouse, and only 1-2 cashiers here, so you wait in line a long time. Once I left my cart full of stuff and went to Wegmans instead. And they had to recall frozen beef products d/t the % of horse meat in it.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9422077

Ugh.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 17, 2013
1:44 PM

Post #9422180

Happy the strawberries were good!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
3:11 PM

Post #9422285

love our Aldi... they fly at our checkouts.. guess you need NJ speed.. LOL.. Cheese & crackers are great.. soda is cheap for a party.. yogurt is more than 1/2 price.. even the Fage is $1.18 everyday price.. love a bunch of the frozen things.. can't beat bread for $.90 (I think).. Victor it's there own brands most of the time.. but once in a while they have a name brand product.. and it's always cheaper than the regular stores.. the produce is unbeatable... go there all the time.. esp those weeks we might have an extra bill to pay or just a tight week.. doesn't have a huge selection of any one thing.. but we just kept trying a few things here and there and figured out what we liked

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 17, 2013
8:48 PM

Post #9422541

Went to diner for lunch and had a gyro, hadn't had 1 in years..soooooo good!!!

Ribs for dinner

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2013
3:34 AM

Post #9422641

We had pot roast last night with turnip, cabbage, carrots, taters and the ending was Apple Pie ala Mode!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 18, 2013
5:00 AM

Post #9422707

Yum...I just took a pot roast out of the freezer...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2013
10:46 AM

Post #9423163

Oooh - in the mood for pot roast.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2013
1:28 PM

Post #9423341

Yum, I am too, think I'll take mine out for Wednesday...leftover baked ziti tonight.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2013
6:41 PM

Post #9424849

anyone have any good gluten free ginger snaps?.. just realized my Easter ham needs to change

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2013
7:53 PM

Post #9424922

Do you want to make your own?
http://www.gluten-free-diet-help.com/gluten-free-cookie-recipe.html

I never had them but Annie's has them and they have great gluten free stuff
https://annies.alice.com/products/1275986

also Lucy's makes good cookies so I'm sure the ginger snaps are just as good
https://annies.alice.com/products/1275986

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
3:31 AM

Post #9425157

Annie's didn't have good reviews on amazon.. can always try to make my own.. I did find a five star one.. Mary's gone crackers.. and they have them at a store near here.. thinking I will try them this weekend.. but thanks.. was wondering if you knew of a good one already

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
7:37 AM

Post #9425311

I'm not a ginger snap fan, had a bad experience with ginger once, so if it has a really strong ginger smell I can't even try it

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
12:23 PM

Post #9425651

I love them!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9425811

Me too, but make gingerbread cookies more often.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
3:17 PM

Post #9425838

Meatloaf tonight. I use the recipe on the Lipton's Onion Soup mix. We all love it.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
3:27 PM

Post #9425862

That is a good recipe, add a little hot Italian sausage for some extra kick. DH always told me my sisters meatballs were better, even though we used the same recipe until she finally told me that trick.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
3:38 PM

Post #9425874

Always loved my mom's meatballs. Beef, pork and veal makes all the diff. Beef alone never tastes good to me. Same with meatloaf.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2013
3:48 PM

Post #9425887

I haven't tried all three, actually have never eaten veal.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
3:51 PM

Post #9425890

I don't like veal on its own, but in the ground mix, it's fine.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
4:55 PM

Post #9425941

Chicken tenders, french fires and garden salad..
New recipe I tried tonight...chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting.

CAKE:
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

SALTED CARAMEL:
4 tablespoons water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt, kosher or sea

FROSTING:
2 sticks butter
8 ounces or 1 package of Philly cream cheese
5 to 6 cups powdered sugar
1 cup salted caramel (recipe above)

It is an extremely moist, perfect scratch cake, the only beef I have is that I don't care for cream cheese. So I will make this again using a different frosting recipe with no CC. If you like chocolate cake, a cream cheese frosting and caramel... than I think you'll like this combo. Brian did!!!

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
5:16 PM

Post #9425977

oh boy Celeste.. that's my kind of stuff!!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 20, 2013
5:18 PM

Post #9425981

YUM'!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9425986

That looks delish!!!

I love veal

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
5:28 PM

Post #9425990

I guess I should of shipped them out to you guys. ^_^

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
5:28 PM

Post #9425991

Looks great!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
5:36 PM

Post #9426000

you could always make more ^_^

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
5:42 PM

Post #9426006

LOL Jen!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
5:44 PM

Post #9426011

Randy's B-Day is coming up and I half expected to get an email to ship either whoopie pies or scotcheroos. :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
5:54 PM

Post #9426025

LOL


We had tacos tonight with rice and beans

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
6:26 PM

Post #9426081

ooooohhhh you know I won't ASK.. but I will always be happy to receive.. LOL
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
4:01 AM

Post #9426337

I just looked at a similar recipe, for Samoa cupcakes, with a salted caramel buttercream frosting.
A good frosting with cream cheese is to make a basic cream cheese frosting, and make sweetened whip cream, about equal parts, then fold them together. It tastes light and not too cheesy.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 21, 2013
6:13 AM

Post #9426461

Chocolate & caramel is always a winner! I love veal, especially Veal Marsala...My Mom would sometimes put raisins in her meatballs...kept them very moist...I will sometimes put capers in...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
12:29 PM

Post #9426864

That's the same recipe I use for choc cake, I put in a cup coffee instead of water. The caramel sounds great!
Not a veal fan at all...all beef mb for us...

Sloppy Joe's and mac and cheese.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2013
1:26 PM

Post #9426932

Pulled pork tonight.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
3:01 PM

Post #9427029

I love good veal.. not leather

:)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2013
3:04 PM

Post #9427034

Prime rib, garlic mashed taters, brussel sprouts and french bread.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
3:10 PM

Post #9427043

parm crusted chicken

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
5:16 PM

Post #9427189

pot stickers and salad for me
hot dogs, veggies and fries for the kids
pizza for the hubby(he worked late)
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2013
6:47 AM

Post #9427654

My niece makes killer pot stickers
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2013
11:22 AM

Post #9427942

Gives a nice twist to veal parmesan with motzarella & buns

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 22, 2013
11:55 AM

Post #9427980

Haven't tried that one, Sherrie. I usually buy First & Last Tavern made here in CT.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9427993

It has a spicy mild, warm bite.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 22, 2013
12:01 PM

Post #9427996

Oh...probably not for me...I'm not into spicy.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2013
3:12 PM

Post #9428186

I might like that Sherrie

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9428334

wonder what this is like

http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/Chocolate-Chicken-Rose-Petals-Mario-Batali

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 23, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9428661

Hmmm...not sure I'd like the combo, but he's a great chef...chicken soup on the menu here.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
4:53 AM

Post #9428668

I put coco in my chili.. you would be surprised how that .. hhhhmmm what is that.. makes it really good
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2013
6:40 AM

Post #9428760

How much do you put in, Alison? I like to watch The Chew
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2013
9:01 AM

Post #9428880

Mole sauce is made with chocolate

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
11:39 AM

Post #9428987

I don't measure.. ever.. when I make chili.. maybe a cups worth though
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 23, 2013
1:37 PM

Post #9429076

Oh, I do that too. Some of this, some of that, maybe not. Heehee. I've always been leery of adding chocolate to meat.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2013
1:43 PM

Post #9429084

I can attest that chocolate covered bacon .. rocks!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2013
2:04 PM

Post #9435686

roasting a chicken

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9435707

Pizza, fries and chicken cheese steaks.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 1, 2013
5:40 PM

Post #9435911

Thai fried rice...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2013
5:55 PM

Post #9435938

Pizza

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 2, 2013
7:51 AM

Post #9436380

Made my Mom tuna noodle casserole...will bring it to her shortly...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2013
7:09 PM

Post #9436976

home- made pizza with the bread machine

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 2, 2013
7:18 PM

Post #9436981

love that.. good for calzone too

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9436985

just put DS's in the fridge. it has cooled off enough, he's not home from work yet. he's looking forward to it.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 3, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9437179

Pork roast & sauerkraut...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2013
10:52 AM

Post #9437508

Yum!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 3, 2013
2:46 PM

Post #9437719

beef roast tonight

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 3, 2013
3:45 PM

Post #9437785

we went to buffalo wild wings.. really good
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2013
6:14 AM

Post #9438187

Needed fast supper: Made spaghetti using frozen Swedish Meat Balls - salad with artichoke hearts - ready in 15 min.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
8:52 AM

Post #9438355

Hubby was in the mood to spend $ yesterday, of course, I still have a cold so maybe he actually felt bad for me :)
Took us out for breakfast(diner) and brought home subs for lunch and Chinese for dinner

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 4, 2013
9:11 AM

Post #9438372

Have to start making stuffed artichokes...rite of Spring...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2013
10:09 AM

Post #9438442

Went to a Grocery Outlet with DIL last night and picked up a pork loin. Will do that in crockpot tomorrow.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
12:18 PM

Post #9438572

Roast beef, brown potatoes for my husband, broccoli for Sophie and green beans with almonds for me and Luci.
Cheaters blueberry/peach pie.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 4, 2013
12:47 PM

Post #9438598

I don't like many desserts, but blueberry peach pie is a fav!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9438665

Will be having baked ham, mashed taters, seasoned pea's, pineapple and the cracked wheat bread is rising as I type. :)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
1:37 PM

Post #9438672

I suggest when I win the Name the Brian DL contest, that I receive one complete Celeste meal, including DESSERT, weekly. ^_^

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2013
1:41 PM

Post #9438677

Ha ha ha!!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
2:04 PM

Post #9438708

that's a great prize!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2013
4:16 PM

Post #9438828

I'd be happy with monthly!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 5, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9439270

I'd be happy with one! Going to lunch at a friend's today...she's making a hot chicken salad...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2013
3:25 PM

Post #9439924

First day back to work after a week off, Wegmans $10 meals, potato crusted salmon, roasted red potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts and roasted green beans. All good.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 5, 2013
5:19 PM

Post #9440048

Pork roast, carrots and mashed taters.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2013
6:23 PM

Post #9440114

steak, green beans and garlic/butter rice.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2013
8:23 PM

Post #9440211

Honey and mustard pork loin, rice and green beans

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2013
2:33 AM

Post #9440321

Had steak & cheese subs

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 6, 2013
5:14 AM

Post #9440413

Will be at the farm babysitting today...my son will leave a note for me to make whatever he's thawed out...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9441731

Put a dry rub on a rack of baby back ribs and let them sit for 3 hours. I then covered in tin foil and slow cooked them @ 275 for 3 hours. Fell apart with a fork. :) We had steamed asparagus, dinner rolls and garlic red skinned mashed taters.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2013
10:50 AM

Post #9441902

The girls have been asking for ham and cabbage again, funny to see kids eating cabbage.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2013
12:09 PM

Post #9441960

I'm hungry.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 7, 2013
1:04 PM

Post #9442021

Those ribs sound heavenly...I brought a Bertucci's meatball & mushroom pizza over to Mom...she's not supposed to have white anything, but I only gave her a small amount of thin crust...made sure she ate the topping...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9442031

home made mac & cheese.. needed that
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
5:36 PM

Post #9442291

Lasagna with ricotta, carrots, spinach, cream of broccoli soup for the sauce topped with a shredded 5 cheese blend. Fresh baked rolls.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 7, 2013
5:58 PM

Post #9442309

ham, mashed potatos and lima beans.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2013
6:28 PM

Post #9442344

We have gotten about 8 meals worth of food. Large casseroles. Many went in to the freezer, cuz we can't eat it that fast!!! LOL!!!Bless the parents and staff at my grandkids school.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2013
6:36 PM

Post #9442352

always so thoughtful

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 8, 2013
5:00 AM

Post #9442606

That was very nice of them...made pasta fagione...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2013
4:04 PM

Post #9443176

beef stew that made me do the happy dance

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 8, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9443180

LOL...must have been delish...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2013
4:27 PM

Post #9443210

it was.. I really have to start measuring when I am adding ingredients .. not sure I can do it again.. LOL
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2013
8:18 PM

Post #9443414

Don't you just love that?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 9, 2013
5:23 AM

Post #9443578

Way my Mom cooked all her life...I take after her, which is why I'm a terrible baker...I tend to change recipes as I go...
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9444532

Mixed Mushroom Casserole with Cambazola cheese (Chowhound recipe)

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
8:04 AM

Post #9444659

I don't eat fast food much but had a roast beef sandwich from Arbby's last night. Not bad but not as good as I remebered them being!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
8:52 AM

Post #9444709

Don, I'm not familiar with that cheese...mild or sharp? Ronnie, I agree about the Arby's...I remember them as juicier. Today made Greek chicken...lemon, capers, olives...to take to Mom's...
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2013
6:47 AM

Post #9445586

Robin:
Cambazola is a German cow cheese which is a combination of a triple-cream Camembert-like cheese with Italian Gorgonzola. I have seen it described as "the blue cheese for people who don't like blue cheese" and it is sometimes sold as "blue brie". It has a very smooth creamy texture with blue-green veins. I saw it in Stop&Shop for $17/lb, but I get mine from a cheese store that imports the patented original for a couple of bucks more. Also excellent for snacking on crackers.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 11, 2013
8:22 AM

Post #9445719

I'm not a blue cheese fan, but maybe I would like this one...very pricey, though! Dinner is a baked potato with chili & cheese, and a salad.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
8:37 AM

Post #9445749

shrimp scampi

I love blue cheese

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9446095

dislike on the blue cheese...we used to make a buffalo chicken pizza when we had the shop...hot blue cheese ewwwww!!

Salad tonight, not hungry and girls went home early so no cooking. Chocolate cake for later

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2013
2:31 PM

Post #9446115

rib eye on the grill ^_^ baked tater...loaded and a caesar salad

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9446157

I am not a blue cheese lover either.. I don't understand why you would buy a hot wing & put the fire out with cheese

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
5:30 PM

Post #9446306

beef burgudny with the left over beef roast.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9446312

Had to improvise tonight and it worked out. Hot turkey sausage with garlic and onion, a little red wine, black beans and, at the end, frozen peas. Nice balance of tastes. Peas just a few minutes so they do not get mushy.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2013
5:43 PM

Post #9446326

Interesting
I bought hot turkey sausage for tomorrow

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
6:08 PM

Post #9446347

hate mushy peas.. well most veggies actually .. unless in soup

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2013
8:41 PM

Post #9446483

First trip to Whole Foods, I was in Organic heaven

bought grass fed beef flank steak...put some Carolina rub on it and grilled it...YUM!!!! sauteed green beans with garlic and romano cheese and baked potato



Look how cute>>>>>> my step mil's niece has her own cupcake making business, these were for her niece's 2nd b-day

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 12, 2013
6:13 AM

Post #9446687

Wow...sugar rush, but very cute...my GKs would love them...Going out to lunch with a friend...weather is depressing us!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
5:26 PM

Post #9447392

they are cute Jen.. hope they were yummy

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:21 PM

Post #9447448

Made a cross between chili and black bean and meat tacos, I had mine served over rice, it was yummy!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:22 PM

Post #9447451

yum

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:45 PM

Post #9447479

Spaghetti and meatballs...overcooked the spags, glad I had rigatoni for backup.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:55 PM

Post #9447488

so easy to do .. I always try and use my timer .. easy for me to get off track and over cook it .. have to make some meatballs now.. believe it or not I miss my Dads.. not sure if he would cook anymore but he used to make some rockin meatballs

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
7:24 PM

Post #9447517

I should have...knew I was going to forget
and it was angel hair so it cooked real fast. The dogs enjoyed it!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2013
3:28 AM

Post #9447713

baked cajun seasoned haddock, pasta with olive oil and herbs, baby carrots, dinner rolls and brownies for a snack. :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 13, 2013
6:16 AM

Post #9447800

Made Hungarian mushroom soup...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
7:38 AM

Post #9447895

what's Hungarian mushroom soup? Does it have lots of paprika?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 13, 2013
4:20 PM

Post #9448365

Some...I put in a teaspoon...it also has dill & sour cream.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
4:29 PM

Post #9448376

Anybody make a stuffed cabbage casserole? I've been looking up recipes, but they all call for instant rice, and I want to use regular rice.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
5:55 PM

Post #9448447

Don't see why it would matter, it's cooked before you mix it in the meat.

Pork chops in the crock pot, baked taters, green beans and broccoli.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2013
6:49 PM

Post #9448486

STUFFED CABBAGE CASSEROLE
1 med. cabbage, cut up
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1/2 c. uncooked rice
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cans tomato soup
1 soup can water

Place cabbage in greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Brown beef and onion. Stir in rice and place mixture on the cabbage. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Combine soup and water and pour over all. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for an hour.

or another I found:
STUFFED CABBAGE CASSEROLE
1 lb. ground beef
3/4 c. rice
1 lg. onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1 28 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 c. cider vinegar
2 tbs. brown sugar
1 tbs. dry mustard
8 c. coarsely chopped cabbage

Brown meat, onion, garlic. Drain well, add rice, salt, pepper. In small bowl mix together tomato sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, dry mustard. Layer 1/3 of cabbage in 3 qt. deep casserole. Arrange 1/2 beef mixture on top, cover with another 1/3 of cabbage. Top with remaining beef mixture and remaining cabbage. Pour tomato sauce mixture over the top, do not stir. Casserole will be quite full. Let it stand at room temperature for about 20 min.

Bake in 325F oven for 2 hours without stirring.


CASSEROLE CABBAGE ROLLS
1 lb. ground chuck
1 chopped onion
1/4 tsp. salt
3 c. coarsely shredded cabbage
1/8 tsp. pepper
3 tbsp. raw long grain rice
1 (10 oz.) can tomato soup
1 soup can water

Brown ground chuck with onion. Drain. Add salt, pepper and rice. Add soup and water; mix well. Put cabbage into a greased baking dish. Pour meat mixture evenly over the raw cabbage. DO NOT STIR. Bake, covered, 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees. Good reheated.

GROUND BEEF AND CABBAGE CASSEROLE
1 med. head cabbage, shredded
1 1/2 to 2 lbs. ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
6 tbsp. regular (not Minute) rice, uncooked
2 (10 3/4 oz.) cans tomato soup
2 soup cans water

Spread cabbage over bottom of greased large casserole dish. In skillet, brown beef and onion, adding salt and pepper to taste. Drain. Stir in rice. Stir in 1 can of soup and 1 soup can of water. Pour over cabbage; mix well.

In skillet, mix second can of soup with 1 soup can of water. Pour over cabbage- meat mixture; mix well. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Serves 8 to 10.

For more got to cooks.com ^_^

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
8:41 PM

Post #9448585

No you don't cook the rice before adding it in the casserole, but you have to be careful that you have enough liquid in the there the entire time it's cooking or you'll end up with crunchy rice
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
2:29 AM

Post #9448687

Wow Celeste, thank you. I didn't want to cook the rice first. Some recipes didn't cook the beef first either, but I will do that. I think I like the tomato soup for the sauce.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
3:56 AM

Post #9448719

There are several pages worth of recipes @ cooks.com

Last night I made meatloaf in a bag (love the clean up), garlic mashed taters, fresh steamed swiss chard and for dessert I made fruit filled pastry's.
The cookbook showed them made with peaches but son doesn't care for peaches so I made them with apple and raspberries.
1) picture in the book
2 & 3) are ones I made

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
4:06 AM

Post #9448722

Ooh I might have to change from a Boston creme pie to a pastry
Nice job!
I don't like cleaning the mixer after making meatloaf, never thought of a bag.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
4:08 AM

Post #9448723

http://www.mccormick.com/Spices-and-Flavors/Recipe-Mixes/Bag-n-Season/Bag-n-Season-Meat-Loaf
My family loved it!!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
4:22 AM

Post #9448729

Oh it's cooked in a bag, I thought it was mixed in a bag. Wondered how it would mix well enough, but still like the idea.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
4:26 AM

Post #9448735

You add milk, egg and seasoned bread crumbs to the season packet they give you and mix with the hamburg. Shape into loaf with hands, place it in the bag and cook. You can add taters and veggies in the bag too if you want.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
5:29 AM

Post #9448781

Looking forward to receiving my Celeste Meals by Mail!! ^_^

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9448792

LOL!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 14, 2013
6:30 AM

Post #9448845

I signed up first! Son left me a note yesterday to make Sheherd's Pie...Never made it, because Doug remembered it from school lunch days...well, I made it, but since I never tasted it, don't know how it turned out...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
7:01 AM

Post #9448894

I love shepherd's pie

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
11:04 AM

Post #9449126

oops wrong thread! that was weird!

This message was edited Mar 14, 2013 5:15 PM

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
1:43 PM

Post #9449313

I always made my stuffed cabbage rolls with cooked rice and raw ground beef. That's the way my MIL made them, then covered them in tomato sauce.

Celeste I used the pot roast in a bag by McCormick last week and it was delicious! Will have to give the meatloaf one a try. Your pastries look scrumptious...recipe please!

Leftover meatball and rigatoni tonight, apple pie cooling for later.
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
1:43 PM

Post #9449314

Beef/veggie stew with baking powder biscuits on top.

+1 for shepherd's pie. The best I remember was served in a pub in Stratford, CA, after a late show at the Shakespeare festival.

This message was edited Mar 14, 2013 3:46 PM

This message was edited Mar 14, 2013 3:47 PM

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9449328

boneless chicken thighs tonight. also making a cake for DS as it's his birthday today(23)
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
2:31 PM

Post #9449400

In the oven now, I ended up using cooked rice and raw meat
Potato pancakes w applesauce and Greek yogurt
I made Celeste's pastries with a vanilla pudding filling

This message was edited Mar 14, 2013 6:46 PM

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 14, 2013
3:27 PM

Post #9449452

Happy, happy to your son, Jumper! I need to make potato pancakes...my Mom made them frequently.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
3:28 PM

Post #9449454

chili from the freezer.. so good!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2013
4:38 PM

Post #9449544

I haven't had to cook once since I've been here. Someone set up a schedule for a month. It has been a real blessing!!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
4:42 PM

Post #9449548

[quote="luvsgrtdanes"]I always made my stuffed cabbage rolls with cooked rice and raw ground beef. That's the way my MIL made them, then covered them in tomato sauce.

.[/quote]

1/2 ground beef & 1/2 ground pork, it gives them a better taste.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
5:12 PM

Post #9449574

and if you can do it in 3rds beef, veal and pork, even better!

Happy b-day to your son, Jumper

raviolis tonight

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
5:42 PM

Post #9449610

Don't like veal or ground pork :(

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
5:56 PM

Post #9449624

gasp

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2013
6:20 PM

Post #9449646

LOL!!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2013
6:44 PM

Post #9449682

thanks for the b-day messages. we just had his cake.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 15, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9449998

Making dinner for my Mom...pork chops cooked with onions, diced tomatoes, celery, mushrooms, & parsnips...everything has to be very soft for her, so am baking it in my stew pot.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
6:53 AM

Post #9450082

sounds good to me!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 15, 2013
10:00 AM

Post #9450335

Me, too. YUM!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 15, 2013
12:38 PM

Post #9450458

Mom enjoyed it!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
2:05 PM

Post #9450549

yum!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
3:27 PM

Post #9450642

tired ordered Chinese.. it's been a while

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
3:38 PM

Post #9450650

Pizza.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
5:13 PM

Post #9450752

did the girl scout cookies get smaller or are my hands just fatter.. LOL

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 15, 2013
5:49 PM

Post #9450779

I think they got smaller.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
7:27 PM

Post #9450865

Way smaller and more expensive!

Pizza here too
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 15, 2013
8:10 PM

Post #9450896

Pizza here, too.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 16, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9451122

Yes, they are mini cookies now, but I have to buy them from my grandkids troop...not a clue what to have tonight, maybe take-out.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 16, 2013
9:17 AM

Post #9451250

St Paddy's Day dinner @ church. My DH is in charge.


edited to add: he's making beef and cabbage boiled dinner, reubens w/fries and cabbage and noodle casserole.



This message was edited Mar 16, 2013 12:14 PM

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 16, 2013
10:45 AM

Post #9451331

Yum!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2013
11:50 AM

Post #9451369

Double YUM!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2013
2:22 PM

Post #9451500

Portion control, I guess. Did Bloomy change that too?!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2013
4:53 PM

Post #9451654

Out tonight... Roast pork sandwich with broccoli rabe!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2013
7:15 PM

Post #9451793

Oh, someone brought lasagna for dinner tonight. She apologized for it being too done. Little did she k ow that is how I LOVE it. Delicious!!! Don't think I will need to cook at all whilst I am here.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 16, 2013
7:23 PM

Post #9451799

dinner was a hit!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2013
7:25 PM

Post #9451802

I imagine that it was!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2013
8:38 PM

Post #9451889

did community time at church tonight, of course did St Patty's theme made a corned beef dip and Irish Potato candy(tastes like the inside of a mounds candy bar)...YUM
alll the fruit and veggies were green, dipped marshmallows in green liquid confectioner sugar and rolled in green sprinkles served on a bamboo skewer so easy but the kids love it

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2013
8:54 PM

Post #9451913

Italian restaurant - yum!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 17, 2013
6:47 AM

Post #9452161

Corned beef & cabbage for today, along with potatoes, carrots & parsnips...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9452670

corned beef, carrots and potatos today.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2013
3:24 PM

Post #9452699

Ditto
Saw a recipe to make it in the crockpot covered in 12 oz of orange juice. Thought about it but didn't have oj. Didn't get it in the crockpot this morning or started at noon on the stove, just added veggies and getting hungry.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2013
6:04 PM

Post #9452867

No corned beef here...filet, rice and salad.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2013
6:14 PM

Post #9452883

corned beef and cabbage

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2013
7:25 PM

Post #9452947

Not a big fan of corned beef. And there's a reason no one ever asks you to recommend a good Iris restaurant. ;)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2013
8:45 PM

Post #9453011

Are you kidding me?
The Irish Pub near is us is one of our favorite restaurants, they have awesome food

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2013
3:04 AM

Post #9453121

yeah sorry Victor nothing better than an Irish whiskey steak!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 18, 2013
3:30 AM

Post #9453128

I like corned beef but never think to make it more than once a year. Haven't had other Irish food.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2013
6:11 AM

Post #9453255

I like potatoes! Add a little garlic and oil and they ain't Irish no more!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9453277

I too put garlic and then if the chives are still green I snip me some of them from the garden and whip with cream. Now you know my secret to gaining 10 pounds this last year. :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 18, 2013
6:37 AM

Post #9453301

I will saute the leftover cabbage & potatoes with onions...no cream or butter, just canola oil!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2013
7:45 AM

Post #9453386

new
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