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Old 05-18-2006, 05:09 AM   #1
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What's for dinner tonight??

I feel like I have the same thing for dinner each night. Looking for some new ideas. . . what are you planning for tonight? Or what did you have last night??
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:18 AM   #2
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Last night we had meatballs cooked in the crockpot all day in petite diced tomatoes in Italian seasonings. I added more seasonings and a mix of grated parmeasan and romano cheeses to the sauce.

I also sauteed fresh green beans in olive oil and garlic, salt & pepper.

DH ate his meatballs in a LC wrap and I had mine over a bed of shredded cabbage and carrots!

MMMmmm,

Leftovers tonight

**I alomost forgot--cream cheese muffins for dessert

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Old 05-18-2006, 05:52 AM   #3
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Fried LC meatloaf with a tomato and onion salad.
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:56 AM   #4
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What a good idea! This ought to be a regular post! I usually plan dinner menus out for a week. Here's what's been on the menu this week:
Sunday: tacos
Monday: Lamb chops, salad & strawberry pie
Tuesday: Cajun pork chops, fried okra & cole slaw
Wednesday: salmon, spinach salad & home fries for the kids
Thursday: Chicken breasts w/cheese & salsa, avocado, tomato & cucumber salad
Friday: grilled London broil, sauteed mushrooms, salad & baked potatoes (for everyone except me)
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:04 AM   #5
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We do our main meal at noon since DH works nights. We'll be having leftover chicken enchilada casserole and a single serving size chocolate flax bread.

Dinner will be chicken and veggies or maybe meatballs and veggies.
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:13 AM   #6
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Going out tonight. Can't decide between macadamia encrusted halibut or trying the "Hunter's dinner" of medallions of buffalo and venison. Great LC friendly restaurant that offers you a choice of potatos, rice or veggies. I always take the veggies. Waitress told me they made changes to the menu during "the LC craze" and found all their diabetic regulars were thrilled with the changes so they will keep them.
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Leftover ham steak and either a salad or zucchini
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:59 AM   #8
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Mmmm, I'd love me some venison.... drool!

Tonight will be chile lime hot wings and an artichoke with homemade dipping sauce, and maybe a Miller Lite beer

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Wednesday is poppers night... we make a meal out of them!

I've got a chuck roast in the slow cooker with turnips, onions, celery and few baby carrots for color/flavor, topped off with low-carb powdered mushroom soup mix... smells good already!
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:53 PM   #10
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Wednesday is poppers night... we make a meal out of them!
What are poppers? I keep reading about them...
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Tonight for dinner I am broiling steaks and topping with a few low carb onion rings! and a few low carb mushrooms! I bought soy flour so I can make them and will first dip the onion and mushrooms in an egg wash made of egg obviously ha ha and a little cream - then put in the soy flour with seasoning and deep fried until crisp. I don't usually deep fry so I figure why not tonight! Never made these before so WISH ME LUCK!
On the side will be salad greens and for a treat I got some diet Dr. Pepper berries and cream.

Oh, and I did pick up some jalapenos to make those poppers everyone has been talking about! I love those and will try to make some and see what happens. That will be taking place later this week.
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What are poppers? I keep reading about them...
Poppers are jalapenos stuffed with a cheese mixture, usually, and baked. My faves are made using canned pickled whole jalapenos - I split them, scrape out the seeds and ribs, stuff with a mixture of half cream cheese and half sharp cheddar (shredded), then wrap with half a strip of bacon and bake at 400* til the bacon is as done as you like it.

There are as many varieties of poppers as there are people who make them!

I believe the name came about because you can't stop popping them in your mouth - they are really good!

I've made them with fresh jalapenos too but usually when I get a popper craving, I have the canned ones on hand to make up in a jiffy.

We've also smoked them in our big smoker and boy are THOSE good!

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I have a big pot of sauce with Italian sausage, mushrooms, onions, red and green peppers, to be served over Dreamfields pasta.
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Seafood packet with cod fillet, a few large shrimp and bay scallops (seasoned with Old Bay). Topped that off with matchstick zucchini, red bell peppers and mushrooms. Wrapped everything in a foil packet and baked at 400 for 25 minutes. You can also add a lemon butter sauce or roasted red pepper sauce after the packet is opened, but I just went with the natural juices tonight. Delicious! Everything cooks together, no messy pan to clean because it's cooked in foil (or parchment).
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I made 4 different wings
seasme ginger, honey dijon, BBQ, and a hawiinan flavered.
I have not eaten yet
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I had steak, cauliflower and cucumber slices
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:47 PM   #17
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I had 6 oz of sirloin roast with 1/2 cup of green beans!
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We had hamburger patties cooked on the Foreman with a slice of vidalia onion and some sliced pickles. We also had steamed spinach sprinkled with feta cheese and a crumbled turkey bacon.
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BOY we are all eatin' GOOOOD tonight! LOL!

I didn't do the artichokes, I did oven-roasted green beans instead - better'n french fries IMHO!
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Grilled boneless skinless chicken and green beans. And for dessert I had a roll made with carbquik and some sf walden strawberry jam
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Hi Charski, Please tell me how to make the Green Beans. Thank you.
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I like jalapeno poppers with a small chunk of chicken breast and a few slivers of onion (no cream cheese at all) and smoked on the grill.
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Baby back ribs and coleslaw for tonight (with a michelob ultra).
Tomorrow southern style veggies--turnip greens cooked with ham, fried okra, sauteed yellow squash and LC cornbread.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:27 AM   #24
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Hi Charski, Please tell me how to make the Green Beans. Thank you.
Sure!

I buy the fresh prepared green beans from either Costco or Trader Joe's, because I don't have to clean them up first, but you can use regular old fresh green beans - just wash and snip off the stem ends.

Preheat oven to 425*.

Toss the beans with a tablespoon or so of extra-virgin olive oil. Spread in a single layer on a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet (I use a big half-sheet aluminum pan) and sprinkle with garlic salt.

Toss the pan in the oven and let it go 15 minutes; stir the beans around a bit and let it go until they are the desired doneness. We like ours when there are quite a few turning brown and crispy.

I think they're better than french fries! You can do most any fresh veggies that way too, I love asparagus, any color bell pepper, mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, even broccoli and cauliflower. It's the ONLY way I can get DH to eat Brussels sprouts - I halve and trim them, steam lightly in the nuker for about 6 minutes, drain really well, toss with the oil and sprinkle on the garlic salt and roast til they're browning up a bit. BOY they're good!

Tonight's dinner will be:

Smoked center-cut pork chop, mashed cauliflower, sliced fresh tomatoes from the Farmer's Market with fresh basil, goat cheese, and a drizzle of EVOO.

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Poppers are jalapenos stuffed with a cheese mixture, usually, and baked. My faves are made using canned pickled whole jalapenos - I split them, scrape out the seeds and ribs, stuff with a mixture of half cream cheese and half sharp cheddar (shredded), then wrap with half a strip of bacon and bake at 400* til the bacon is as done as you like it.

There are as many varieties of poppers as there are people who make them!

I believe the name came about because you can't stop popping them in your mouth - they are really good!

I've made them with fresh jalapenos too but usually when I get a popper craving, I have the canned ones on hand to make up in a jiffy.

We've also smoked them in our big smoker and boy are THOSE good!

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Can you make them with any kind of small pepper? I would think yes, but never had them, never made them ...
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Going out tonight, but last night had a spaghetti squash, chicken and mushroom Alfredo casserole. I put cooked spaghetti squash in a baking dish, added some sauteed mushrooms and cooked chicken and threw a jar of Alfredo sauce over it. Mixed it up and topped with parmesan cheese and threw it in the oven for about 35 minutes... it was heavenly!
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Can you make them with any kind of small pepper? I would think yes, but never had them, never made them ...
Before the "popper craze", I used to make them with red cherry peppers from a jar... I'd stuff them with cream cheese, bread and deep fry. They were different, but yummy!

Now, we always use fresh jalapenos (and planted some - hopefully we'll have a ton this summer!), fill the halves with cream cheese, bake until the peppers have softened, then top with a small piece of cheddar, and 1/3 piece of mostly cooked bacon, then put back in the oven until the cheddar is melted. It was just taking waaaaay too long to cook them until the bacon was done.

PS - I think maybe lc pizza for dinner tonight!
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Can you make them with any kind of small pepper? I would think yes, but never had them, never made them ...
Yes, most definitely. The small assorted sweet peppers work great for this.

I also sometimes add some cooked hamburger to them along with the cream cheese for a change of taste.

Another thing I like to do is stuff the canned jalepenos with pimento cheese or cream cheese w/chives--nice to go with the main course.

Tonight's Dinner:

Baked turkey breast
faux taters
lettuce and tomato salad
green beans
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Grilled steak and baked zucchini
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Deboned chicken thighs (with the skin on, don't get me wrong!) grilled on my Breville (better than G Foreman imho), sprinkled with garlic powder, marjoram and pepper and after grilling smothered in soy sauce.
On the side: butter lettuce salad with radishes, cucumbers, green onions, crumbled blue cheese, EVOO and apple vinegar.
Desert: just strawberries (why would they need anything else?).

I never get tired of this kind of dish and it's over a year now...
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