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    What's Cooking Week of 3/16/08

    I'll start:

    Sunday
    Classic Italian Lasagna – Giada
    using Italian Marinara – Mario Batali
    Caesar salad

    Monday:
    Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage – RecipeZaar
    Cheesy Colcannon with Leeks – Food Happens

    Tuesday
    Reuben sandwiches

    Wednesday
    Crockpot rotisserie chicken – Recipezaar
    Corn pudding - Prevention
    Roasted asparagus with garlic and Rosemary – Vegetables Every Day

    Thursday
    leftovers for DH and DD, work dinner for me

    Friday - dinner with a friend who happens to be a vegetarian. I'd like to make Ellie Krieger's refried beans recipe and need another dish ... veggie quesadillas maybe? Suggestions?

    Have a great week everyone -

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewMrsG View Post
    I'll start:

    Sunday
    Classic Italian Lasagna – Giada
    using Italian Marinara – Mario Batali
    Caesar salad

    Monday:
    Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage – RecipeZaar
    Cheesy Colcannon with Leeks – Food Happens

    Tuesday
    Reuben sandwiches

    Wednesday
    Crockpot rotisserie chicken – Recipezaar
    Corn pudding - Prevention
    Roasted asparagus with garlic and Rosemary – Vegetables Every Day

    Thursday
    leftovers for DH and DD, work dinner for me

    Friday - dinner with a friend who happens to be a vegetarian. I'd like to make Ellie Krieger's refried beans recipe and need another dish ... veggie quesadillas maybe? Suggestions?

    Have a great week everyone -

    i think veggie quesadillas are a great companion to refried beans. or a diced vegetable salad with Mexican spices and tortillas o n the side would work.
    Your St. Pat's menu looks great!!

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    Sunday :
    Quick Moussaka from local paper and salad and a Pane Rustico from Trader Joe's.

    Monday: Pan-seared Tilapia with Citrus Vinagrette (CL 1/08) with Quinoa with Dried Cherries and Pecans and Asparagus

    Tuesday: 5 hour Beef Stew

    Wednesday: Shrimp (maybe Ellie Krieger's Jambalaya with Shrimp and Ham which is on the try list or a repeat of her Caesar Salad with Lemon Pepper Grilled Shrimp which was awesome).

    Thursday: my DH 'cooks' (take out-maybe Chinese?)
    Last edited by ssusan; 03-16-2008 at 02:37 PM.
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    Sunday
    Jerk Turkey Slow Cooker Soup - WW Core Board

    Monday
    DBF is having corned beef and cabbage, I will have soup
    Two-Layer Key Lime Pie (a green treat to bring to work!) - CLBB

    Tuesday
    paninis made with dill havarti, raspberry jam, and arugula on raisin bread

    Wednesday
    Grandma Ginger's Fish Casserole - EW

    Thursday
    leftovers

    Friday
    taco pizza

    Saturday
    Coconut, Shrimp, and Corn Chowder - Real Simple

    misc.
    Mediterranean Muesli - CL

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    Sunday
    Shepard's Pie- Voluptuous Vegan
    bread

    Monday
    Colcannon- cl boards
    roasted Brussels sprouts
    salad

    Wednesday
    Salsa del Sol- CL 1999 Annual
    pasta
    salad

    Thursday
    New Orleans Red Beans and Rice- AYIAVK
    salad
    steamed kale
    Cheryl

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    Back on the menu-planning wagon (hopefully)

    Sunday
    Meatballs with Mushroom Sauce over Sweet Potatoes (EW/CLBB)
    Roasted asparagus

    Monday
    Corned Beef and Cabbage
    Smashed red potatoes
    Salad

    Tuesday
    Salmon Cakes (everybody likes sandwiches)
    Greek style salad

    Wednesday
    Rum and Chili roasted chicken Thighs (CLBB)
    Coconut Rice
    Coleslaw

    Friday
    Roast Leg of Lamb
    new potatoes with dill
    minted peas

    Saturday
    Salmon w/ maple syrup and toasted almonds (Cl/Clbb)
    Wild Rice
    Green Beans
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherylopal View Post
    Sunday
    Shepard's Pie- Voluptuous Vegan
    bread
    Cheryl, how was this? I've been eyeing the recipe for a while now.

    Amy

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    Last night we had Jool's Favorite Saturday Afternoon Pasta (Cook with Jamie), and it was really good.

    Monday:
    Shepherd's Pie (The Irish Pub Cookbook)
    Savoy Cabbage with Worcestershire Sauce (Cook with Jamie)

    Tuesday:
    Gratin of Macaroni, Tomatoes, Basil, and Olives (The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen)

    Wednesday:
    Corn Flake Crumb Baked Chicken Thighs
    My Favorite Coleslaw (Cook with Jamie)


    (Lots of Jamie Oliver this week!)

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    Sun: Swedish pancakes, bacon
    Mon: soup and sandwich
    Tues: pizza at a friends
    Wed: pork chops, green beans, potatoes
    Thu: mexican lasgna
    Fri: out
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    I'm not sure if I've ever been able to respond to one of these threads, so this is a proud moment!

    Monday: Leftover Greek-a-Tikka Salad w/ Mediterranean flatbread - Rachael Ray

    Tuesday: Black bean, Corn, and Shrimp Salad - CL 7/05
    flatbread

    Wednesday: Chicken Rustica - Mroprh blog

    Thursday: Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) with shrimp and chicken

    Friday: going on vacation!

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    Our menu for the week

    Monday--

    Fish sticks (prepared, from the freezer)
    Green Onion Tartar Sauce (Emeril's recipe, leftover from Friday)
    simple green salad

    Tuesday--

    Garlic and Herb Oven Fried Halibut (using Whiting & dried herbs instead of fresh)--CL
    roasted asparagus

    Wednesday--

    Cashew chicken--recipe from local restaurant
    steamed jasmine rice

    Thursday--

    Chicken Marsala--Tyler Florence (a T&T for us)
    bow tie pasta

    Friday

    Chicken & Rice casserole--DH's recipe
    simple green salad
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    Here's my plan:

    Sunday:
    Caramelized Onion, Sausage and Bitter Green Risotto - CL 3/08 - this was wonderful
    Green Salad with Simple Vinaigrette

    Monday:
    Fish and Chips
    Lots of Guiness

    Tuesday:

    Homemade Pizza

    Wednesday:

    Out for the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival Opening Night Dinner

    Thursday:
    Peanut-Crusted Chicken with Pineapple Salsa - CL 3/08
    Brown Rice
    Steamed Broccoli with Garlic & Crushed Red Pepper

    Friday:

    Grilled Ribeyes
    Baked Potato
    Salad

    Saturday:
    TBD

    Misc:
    Cream Cheese Glazed Cinnamon Rolls - BA 3/08 posted by Molli526

    Have a great week, everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by granolagirl View Post
    Sun: Swedish pancakes, bacon
    Swedish pancakes?! I am jealous!

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    Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) with shrimp and chicken.Wow.

    This was my older brother's birthday dinner request when we were kids.

    Do you have a tnt recipe for this?

    -Susan
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyvn View Post
    Cheryl, how was this? I've been eyeing the recipe for a while now.

    Amy
    It was excellent!!! A bit of work but worth it. I'll be making that every St Paddy's Day and other days as well.

    Have you ever made the Summer Ratatouille Lasagna?
    Cheryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by manetta View Post

    Monday:

    Lots of Guiness

    Well said! although now I'm having a pour of Redbreast.
    Cheryl

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    Monday: Rachael Ray's Thai Glazed Chicken Lettuce Wrapshttp://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._29075,00.html

    Tuesday: grilled pork chops, cabbage

    Wednesday: Taco salad

    Thursday: Veggie soup (in honor of probable last cool snap of the season), blueberry muffins

    Friday: Whole roasted turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts. Cake or cup cakes for BF.

    Saturday: turkey salad sandwiches, cole slaw

    Sunday: Crawfish boil @ my sister's house for Easter. I am thinking of keeping my contribution simple with a fruit and cheese platter for nibbling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssusan View Post
    Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) with shrimp and chicken.Wow.

    This was my older brother's birthday dinner request when we were kids.

    Do you have a tnt recipe for this?

    -Susan
    When I made this recipe from CL it made my top 10 for the year. It currently is rated 5 stars.

    Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice)

    We recommend topping this fried rice with diced cucumbers and tomatoes, but for a more traditional Indonesian accompaniment, top it with a fried egg. Sambal oelek is a spicy table condiment from Southeast Asia; look for it in gourmet grocery stores and Asian markets. Total time: 35 minutes.


    Ingredients
    2 teaspoons canola oil
    1/3 cup minced shallots (about 3)
    1 to 2 tablespoons minced serrano chile
    1 tablespoon sambal oelek (chile paste with garlic)
    2 teaspoons fish sauce
    2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
    2 cups diced cooked shrimp (about 12 ounces)
    3 cups cooked rice
    1/2 cup diced cucumber
    1/2 cup diced tomato


    Preparation
    Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and chile to pan; sautι 2 minutes or until the shallots are lightly browned. Add chile paste, fish sauce, soy sauce, salt, and garlic to the pan; cook for 1 minute or until the sauce becomes fragrant. Add diced chicken, shrimp, and rice to the pan, stirring to coat with sauce. Cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Place about 1 1/2 cups rice on each of 4 plates, and sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons cucumber and 2 tablespoons tomato.
    Yield
    4 servings

    Nutritional Information
    CALORIES 430(13% from fat); FAT 6.2g (sat 1.2g,mono 2.5g,poly 1.7g); PROTEIN 44.1g; CHOLESTEROL 225mg; CALCIUM 62mg; SODIUM 717mg; FIBER 2.3g; IRON 5.8mg; CARBOHYDRATE 46.1g



    Viviana Carballo , Cooking Light, MARCH 2006

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    Thank you so much
    -Susan
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssusan View Post
    Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) with shrimp and chicken.Wow.

    This was my older brother's birthday dinner request when we were kids.

    Do you have a tnt recipe for this?

    -Susan
    Sorry, just saw this!
    Wow, your brother had sophisticated taste for a kid! Well, I grew up watching my mom make this and she is definitely an "eyeball" it type of cook...no recipes used. So, over the years, I've made hybrids of her recipe, but the key ingredient is kecap manis, a thick soy sauce which differentiates nasi goreng from other types of Asian fried rice. I posted a rough recipe here that you can use as a guide. I omit the usual teaspoon or so of sambal (chili paste) because I have no tolerance for spicy foods! The other key is to use cold rice so it doesn't get gummy.

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    He did indeed. Thanks for the tips as well.
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