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  • 777Gemma888777Gemma888 Posts: 8,649Member Member Posts: 8,649Member Member
    Dinner tonight ... Baked chicken with sharp cheddar and hot salsa topping. Mashed cheesy potatoes with carrot ribbons salad.

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    edited August 2018
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Posts: 7,042Member Member Posts: 7,042Member Member
    Dinner tonight was tortellini with carbonara-vodka sauce.

    I started with this recipe from the Lazy Gastronome (I had never tried any recipes from that site before, but I had been wanting to make a carbonara sauce for a couple of days, and I googled until I found this, which seemed like an easy approach).

    I cut it down to serve one, and as I almost always do, I treated the recipe as a jumping off point. I used cheese tortellini (Wegmans, from the refrigerated section) instead of penne. I wanted to cook the whole pound of bacon as long as I was heating up the kitchen, so I cooked it in the oven. The extra goes in the refrigerator to be used in BLTs or "California" club sandwiches, to top salads, to go alongside an egg or toast at breakfast, or to eat as a snack (like eating jerky).

    Then I heated about a half tablespoon of bacon fat in a cast iron skillet, added two slices of the bacon (crumbled). Once the bacon started to warm up, I tossed in two cloves of chopped garlic (no chives because I don't have any).

    As soon as the garlic turned a little beige I added the vodka (21 grams). I didn't really need to deglaze, since I hadn't cooked the bacon in that pan, but I wasn't going to leave it out. :smile:

    I added the cooked tortellini, stirred until the pieces all had a sheen from the bacon grease, then added the parmesan (a little over an ounce), and stirred until the cheese started to melt. Then I added a couple of scant tablespoons of half and half whisked together with the yolk of a medium egg, and stirred until the cream and egg thickened.

    So good. Logged it as 762 calories, including all of the vodka, although I figure most of the vodka calories had evaporated, since I couldn't taste any alcohol in it. Also, I had logged it as 90 proof, even though it was actually 80 proof, because the 90-proof entry was in my recent foods, and I was too lazy to chase down 80-proof entry.

    Really, really tasty. Sorry no picture. I was too hungry to stop to take a picture.
  • aWildFlowereaWildFlowere Posts: 78Member Member Posts: 78Member Member
    spicy sloppy joes - it was a contest with my BF at a potluck event. Mine were a bit to spicy for the MN crowd or I wouldn't have lost by only 1 vote to the bland SJ's. My BF seriously liked mine but neither of us voted so verbally i one but lost by ballots. lol
  • sytchequeensytchequeen Posts: 519Member Member Posts: 519Member Member
    shepherds pie with a swede mash top - garlic mushrooms on the side.
  • amgreenwellamgreenwell Posts: 1,268Member Member Posts: 1,268Member Member
    Last night was black bean quesadillas with tomato slices, reduced fat sour cream and salsa.
  • JaydedMissJaydedMiss Posts: 4,296Member Member Posts: 4,296Member Member
    Worked all say in a heatwave moving furniture so i needed salty....Crusted salmon fillet with brussel sprouts broccoli and fries...With hot sauce and roasted red pepper dip and extra salt ....Helped lol
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  • hesn92hesn92 Posts: 5,507Member Member Posts: 5,507Member Member
    This week I bought a whole chicken with plans to use half of the meat for 2 chicken pot pies, and the other half for chicken tacos, because whole chickens are pretty cheap. Ideally I would've cooked the chicken on a separate night, but I did not. I cooked the chicken in my pressure cooker, then make it into chicken pot pie. Man that was a lot of work lol. Thankfully it was storming last night so I didn't really have anything better to do.
    edited August 2018
  • suibhan6suibhan6 Posts: 81Member Member Posts: 81Member Member
    breakfast.

    3 slices of bacon (no sugar), obtained from a local farmer. Two fried eggs, with turmeric and Rainbow peppercorns, ground. 3 ounces shiitake mushrooms.

    And, of course, coffee.
  • bootyrubsandtacosbootyrubsandtacos Posts: 770Member Member Posts: 770Member Member
    NM
    edited August 2018
  • elsie6hickmanelsie6hickman Posts: 3,863Member Member Posts: 3,863Member Member
    Grilled sesame tuna steak, cauliflower rice with broccoli and red bell pepper and sliced cucumbers Although my steak was 6.5 ounces, I cut mine into a 3 oz portion. My dog was thrilled to eat the rest of it.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,080Member Member Posts: 7,080Member Member
    Mediterranean one pan scallops, chorizo and zucchini dish. Very south of spain flavours.
  • 777Gemma888777Gemma888 Posts: 8,649Member Member Posts: 8,649Member Member
    Felt like a creamy soup night tonight. Granted, I made the roux with sharp cheddar + Half & half milk ( closest grocery store were out of whole milk). Added hot peppers for that hot heat bite. Oh it's chicken creamy veggies soup.

    I did consider a chicken pot pie, only I'd forgotten to defrost the butter, so a somewhat deconstructed rustic pot pie it was. Quick herbed buttery cheesy biscuits to scoop up any remnant soupy goodness.

    For some reason, after tasting the roux starter thinking to adjust flavours, I'd thought, "If only I had lobsters to throw in." Strange indeed.

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  • TheMagicOneMikeDTheMagicOneMikeD Posts: 94Member Member Posts: 94Member Member
    k8eekins wrote: »
    Value the food/meal photo blogs, especially the home prepared eats, so here goes this one, since Natty_or_Not's primary thread, has disappeared.

    I must have posted in that other topic that was deleted. I thought I was losing it or something wondering where the posts went.
  • gstaubs1gstaubs1 Posts: 163Member Member Posts: 163Member Member
    Butterball Turkey Hardwood Smoked Sausage & Salad with Bacon & Shredded Cheese w/Olive Garden Italian Dressing...
  • TheMagicOneMikeDTheMagicOneMikeD Posts: 94Member Member Posts: 94Member Member
    Here's what I had posted before. The site may delete things, but I rarely ever do :)

    Grilled Chicken Breast w Rice Smothered In Hot Sauce
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    Grilled Chicken Breast w Rice, Mixed Veggies, and Sumac.
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    edited August 2018
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Posts: 7,042Member Member Posts: 7,042Member Member
    k8eekins wrote: »
    Value the food/meal photo blogs, especially the home prepared eats, so here goes this one, since Natty_or_Not's primary thread, has disappeared.

    I must have posted in that other topic that was deleted. I thought I was losing it or something wondering where the posts went.

    They deleted a topic on what people cooked??
  • TheMagicOneMikeDTheMagicOneMikeD Posts: 94Member Member Posts: 94Member Member
    k8eekins wrote: »
    Value the food/meal photo blogs, especially the home prepared eats, so here goes this one, since Natty_or_Not's primary thread, has disappeared.

    I must have posted in that other topic that was deleted. I thought I was losing it or something wondering where the posts went.

    They deleted a topic on what people cooked??

    I guess. There was a topic with this same name that just went away. Maybe the user account that created it was deleted or something. Not sure exactly what happened.
  • PCOS_VICTORPCOS_VICTOR Posts: 703Member Member Posts: 703Member Member
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    Chicken fajita casserole and Mexican cauliflower rice 😍
  • amgreenwellamgreenwell Posts: 1,268Member Member Posts: 1,268Member Member
    Leftover black beans, add a little taco season, put in bowl with fritos on bottom, then tomatoes, salsa and sour cream.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,080Member Member Posts: 7,080Member Member
    Harissa marinated pork chop on the grill with baked sweet potato and cucumber, tomato, avocado salad.
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