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What's for dinner 2017

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:16 am

Pasta with homemade sauce, meatballs and sausage, salad, garlic bread and vino!
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby ajsuff » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:49 pm

Having a pork loin marinaded with Christmas Jam (mixture of cranberries, oranges & zest, strawberries, cinnamon, cloves, sugar,pectin) and spread over the top of the loin. Mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, and salad with all trimmings. Not too many coming here from my family, but we have guests who've been alone (spouse died or left them after decades being married). They also were here for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby 4mrbam » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:40 pm

Prime rib, baked potatoes, tossed salad. Death by chocolate cheesecake

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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby ajsuff » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:39 pm

Yesterday we had a consortium of great left overs since rubbish day was moved up a day to today,

After a specialist appointments & cardiac rehab, I'm making cutlets in sauce tonight for some and chili for easy food.

Also some are going Chinese tonight; but not for me. Too much sodium and other things. Cutlets have been in a egg wash,, then our own panko bread crumbs, then fried quickly - just lightly browned and then put in a slow cooker with tomato sauce and black olives. Also polenta will be served with this,or French bread from Leo's Bakery from East Rochester ($1 a loaf made daily). Salad served alongside cutlets. .
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby ajsuff » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:54 am

Chris is canning Christmas jam this morning, Tonight making ribs and they are cooking in a slow cooker now. this am at Thomspon for a cat scan and IV to check the carotid artery. Off to Rochester this afternoon for a meeting at Life Spans so need to prepare food this way for tonight.

Passed out 4 - 2014, Hard Cider in small wine bottles for some locals. These bottles can be obtained in 4 packs in liquor stores. I get ours free from local bars, but only take glass, not plastic. We also package for issue to people, our yearly herbal vinegar in same type of bottles and decorated nicely. Again glass is far better presentation than plastic. For hard cider you need to have non-pasteurized cider for the yeast to work properly. Our cider is 13% alcohol and clear. We pour off every 6-8 weeks for one year, then leave in bottle for a year. We use no chemicals to clarify the cider.

The wife is making smoothies and just brought me a strawberry, blueberry,yogurt one - absolutely divine. Strawberries & blueberries grown here. We bought one of those NINJA'S and we got rid of all our other small appliances. Took them all to ALPCO and got money for the metal.
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Tired Old Man » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:48 pm

Goulash tonight

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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:24 pm

Potato Bacon Chowder. Mmmmmmmmmm.
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Tired Old Man » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:48 pm

Chicken enchiladas. Mrs T.O.M. makes the worlds best

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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby ajsuff » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:53 pm

Tonight is boneless chicken thighs which have been cooking in the slow cooker all day. Has cut up potatoes, carrots and polenta will be served with it for those who wish some. Salad - organic Arugula and spinach from Trader Joe;s, and all the trimmings.

Tomorrow I am making Lasagna and we got a slew of people coming for supper. I make good lasagna but don't partake of it much - not a big fan of it. Never ate lasagna until I was an Irish home when I was in my teens. We never ate it.

I'm also cooking in the oven a 5 lb Top Sirloin Roast tomorrow for myself and anyone else who wishes some. Along with mushrooms and oven roasted potatoes. All this with our Artesian Bread.
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby ajsuff » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:17 am

Been busing around here. Tuesday night we had broiled pork steaks, with oven roasted potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts along with marinated crimii mushrooms in marsala wine sauce for a glaze.

Yesterday, the wife working and me in Cardiac Rehab, made boneless chicken thighs in slow cooker which as always comes out really nice. You can picked these up at Aldi's for 1/2 price many days. Tomato sauce and mushrooms added later after pouring off grease. I made polenta for myself and had Italian bread for others along with a salad, peas, corn as veggies.

Tonight looks either chicken breast or pasta - not yet sure. Wife is working again and I'm Chef. May make Chicken schnitzel which originated in the Italian Tyrol. We'll see. Chicken breasts are so easy to prepare, and in a number of ways. One of my friends wife said, Al, they cut the breasts in package so thick, its way too much for one person. I told her how she could prepare these pieces in a number of different ways, and even have left overs.

Tomorrow quick food, since we will be at CA hockey game against Victor at GCCC, which will be sell out and always a wild game. Boys will be doing a lot of checking. Need to stay our of penalty box and give Victor no unfair advantage. We continue to support the booster club program buying ad space in their program, and attending the games.
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:49 am

Meatloaf and Baked Potatoes; a classic Wintertime dinner!
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby ajsuff » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:15 pm

Last night the wife and I had broiled NY Strip Steaks a long with baked potato and salad with all the trimmings. Kids came over and are not steak lovers, so we made mac & cheese with Bj's extra-aged, 3 yr old cheddar Cheese, along with chicken breast, and corn for them.

I also made Saturday, Italian wedding soup with baked rolled very small meatballs made with Veal, Pork & Beef, Spinach, mandolin cut Carrots, Celery, along with Acini di Pepe pasta. This was quite good. Made homemade Artisan Italian bread - everyone raved about it. You swear you were in France eating bread.

Today baking a 17 lb turkey for many here. Gang coming over. Using the carcass for future soup broth. Getting ready for spring and gardening. got my Seeds from Italy catalog the other day and made some calls down east to Seneca Falls and see if any want to buy certain seeds for planting. These are all Non-GMO - Italy bans any seeds or food that is GNA. All are Organic. So we are making a list of new herbs, radicchio, lettuces, zucchini's and they even sell a zucchini plant that produces only flowers. For those who enjoy zucchini flowers - a delicacy and appetizer in many Italian restaurants (in Italy) and in many Italian American homes in America. Every province in Italy and those who came here all have their recipes on making this delicacy. Some even put meat in them. WE DO NOT. A month and a half to go till spring and the Cold Frame will be growing veggies in early to mid March here.
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:45 am

Homemade chicken parm tonight, salad, garlic bread, glass o' vino!
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:42 am

Broccoli and cheese soup! Mmmm!
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Tired Old Man » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:01 am

Chicken wings and tater salad here tonight.

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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby ajsuff » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:54 pm

Yesterday made a huge dutch oven of Minnestrone soup. Last night we had NY Strip steaks in the broiler with pasta as a side with sausage. Also mushrooms fried in butter. olive oil, and garlic scapes. We also cooked boneless chicken thighs all day in the slow cooker. Extra's are for the kids if they come over.

Today being Super Bowl Sunday, were having a huge assortment of dips, various chips, Insalata Caprese, which is plum tomatoes cut up with fresh mozzarella cheese pearls (we make our own mozzarella),riped pitted olives, fresh basil (grown indoors), fresh oregano (grown indoors), salt & pepper all in olive oil and balsamic vinegar Also available are dry rubbed chicken wings and deep fried chicken tenders, along with homemade pizza. All finger food for tonight.
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:41 am

Wally's tonight!
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:13 am

Sirloin on the grill before the Giant Blizzard hits.
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Tired Old Man » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:05 pm

Authentic New Orleans gumbo...at least as authentic as it gets in NY.

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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby ajsuff » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:44 pm

Last night we went to Elks Club for pizza, wings and chicken tenders. Cheese, Pepperoni,Mushroom pizza, 12 wings - 6 mild; 6 garlic parmesan; and 5 huge chicken tenders, both having several dips to select, all for $18 includes tax. Had lots left over so shared it with kids.

Tonight broiled NY Strip Steaks (generally Saturday night) along with baked potato, and a side of pasta (for kids who are not steak eaters). I also have ribs cooking in the slow cooker and some boneless chicken thighs in another roaster. We generally have a number of people eating here always. I also picked up some Mozzarella and Roma Tomatoes yesterday, and I'm making an appetizer - Insalata Caprese. The Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil, extra Virgin Olive Oil (deep green color) in this Classic Caprese Salad match the colors of the Italian flag. Mine, I further kick up with the additions or olives, balsamic vinegar, and Oregano.
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:01 pm

Very tasty!
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby ajsuff » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:22 pm

Making Chicken Pot Pies, with salad and a few other things. Kids coming over. These are really wonderful
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby ajsuff » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:04 am

Yesterday the wife worked so I was Le Chef. I invited a friend over for dinner as well as the kids. They wanted pizza. So I made them a pepperoni and a parmesan cheese pizza. For us other adults I made a Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon and Roasted Italind Green Beans and Tomatoes.

The salmon were 4 fillets and I salted and peppered them and then put them in 425 oven for 19 minutes on a 15X10X1 pan. After the 10 minutes I preheated the broiler. In the meantime in a saucepan I mixed 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard, 1 Tablespoon of reduced sodium soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. The actual recipe called for rice vinegar but I didn't have any so I used balsamic which was just as good. I had both types but used the dark forgetting I had the white balsamic vinegar. But it came out great and my guests truly enjoyed it. I brushed this marinade over the oven cooked salmon and then put it 6 inches from the heat until the fish began to flake with a fork - 1-2 minutes. 225 calories; 10g fat (2g saturated fat); 57 mg cholesterol; 491mg sodium; 11g carb (10g sugars,0 fiber), 10g protein.

When you roast green beans and tomatoes their flavors really shine through. The vibrant colors light up quite nicely giving a great presentation. Take about 1 lb of green beans -these were frozen from our garden, trim them and halve them. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, seasonings, salt, 2 cups of grape tomatoes,halved, and 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Preheat the oven to 425 and put green beans in an 15X10X1 inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Mix olive oil,seasonings,and salt. Drizzle over green beans.Toss to coat. Roast 10 minutes stirring half way through then add grape tomatoes to pan. Roast 4-6 minutes longer or until Green Beans are crisp tender and tomatoes are softened. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. This dish is around 70 calories; 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat); 4 mg cholesterol; 323 mg sodium; 8g carbs ( 3g fiber, 4g sugars), Diabetic exchange - 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
To complement the meal I also prepared brown rice and salad with all trimmings.

Tonight its Porterhouse night here, baked potato, salad,and steamed broccoli.
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:43 am

Lemon pepper chicken on the grill, fresh made pierogis, salad, rolls and white wine!
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Re: What's for dinner 2017

Postby Tired Old Man » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:18 pm

Rotisserie chicken with fresh dug mashed carrots and potatoes, and last summers frozen corn.


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