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What’s for dinner? – April 22, 2011

Well, it’s Good Friday and Beautiful Wife, Only Son and I will be heading down South to visit relatives for Easter.  It will be nice to visit our very dear NC relatives and will also be nice to have dinner cooked for me!  I love to cook and love to make delicious things for my family, but it’s nice to have it served to me every once in a while … But really, it’s all about family :=) We will leave tomorrow (Saturday) and come back on Monday, so we’ll still need a yummy meal tonight.  Only Son has been on Spring Break this week, so has mostly been hanging out with friends, having sleepovers, and being a care- and responsibility-free teenager – we’ve let him have his fun this week, … Read entire article »

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What’s for dinner? – April 19, 2011

Zucchini Latkes I’m thinking of making something kind of light and simple for dinner tonight, but not sure what.  It’s kind of a cloudy day, though not chilly.  Beautiful Wife is making zucchini bread in the kitchen … and she just said that she has a fair amount of extra, raw, grated zucchini.  ”Can we make zucchini latkes?” she asks.  What an interesting idea! Took about two seconds to find a bunch of recipes online for zucchini latkes – most have some potato in the mix, and seem pretty similar to any other latke recipe, I suppose.  Here’s one that looks good – Zucchini Latkes – on the Food Network website.  I’ve also found a page called, “Not Your Grandmother’s Latkes”, with some interesting and different ways to serve them.  It mentions … Read entire article »

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What’s for dinner? – April 17, 2011

It’s beautiful day in the neighborhood here in the DC area – sunny, 60s, nice … Starting to think about meal this evening and haven’t really had any inspirations.  Often, when I’m looking for a good idea, I go to one of my favorite resources – Rachel Ray!  I have a few actual, hard-copy cookbooks from her and decided to browse through them while watching a “Burn Notice” marathon on USA … Okay, I think I found it!  Something I can make and easily keep warm and then prepare individual portions when the time comes – Only Son has to go to work at 5:30 and Beautiful Wife is at work for a long day and will be home at 8-8:30ish.  So a “flexible” dish that can be made in advance … Read entire article »

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What’s for dinner? – April 16, 2011

It is a super-yucky day out – rainy, windy, chilly – and I’d like something for dinner tonight that will be warm and filling, but also easy, peasy to make.  I think I’ll be breaking out the crockpot again!  Fill it with something good and let it do it’s magic – when we’re ready for dinner, dinner will be ready for us!  But what … hmmmm … I think I have the solution.  In my email box just this morning is – wait for it – “Hassle-Free Crockpot Rigatoni” That sounds like just the trick!  It looks like you partially cook the pasta and then mix with browned ground beef, pepperoni, cheese, pasta sauce, chopped green pepper and onion and some sliced green olives. Alright, got the Crockpot Rigatoni mixed up and … Read entire article »

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What’s for dinner? – April 1, 2011

Have company coming into town – a visit from Cousins Jay and Shug and their kids Katie and Ben (twins!).  Beautiful Wife at work today for a 12-hour shift so cooking and cleaning up to me.  Cooking part I’m fine with but I hate the cleaning.  Vacuum the living room, clean the toilets, mop the kitchen floor (with my steam mop!), make the beds – oy!  But it’s all worth it, because I love me some family! I was thinking about dinner and have made (and had made for me) a stuffed pasta dish with manicotti filled with a ground beef-cheese-sauce mixture.  I’m going with that idea, but filling the large shells with the same mixture.  Lay them in a dish, top with a bit of pasta sauce, cover with layer … Read entire article »

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What’s for dinner? – March 8, 2011

Wow, had a super-great dinner at Twin Brother’s last night – really enjoyable.  Now, it’s sort of an overcast day and thinking about dinner tonight.  A favorite dish of the family’s is Macaroni and Cheese and since it is meatless it’s fine for Vegetarian Daughter.  The recipe we use is actually called Baked Macaroni.  It is one of the easiest dishes you will ever make, you don’t have to cook the elbow noodles before assembling the dish, and it is creamy, cheesy and delicious.  Take a look at the recipe – 5 ingredients are put together and baked (pasta, cheese, butter, milk, salt/pepper). Yum!  What’s for dinner at your house tonight? … Read entire article »

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Magic Microwave Casserole

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of celery soup 1 cup milk 1 cup coooked chicken (or turkey or ham) 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni 1 cup frozen vegetables (mixed vegetables or just peas) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup shredded cheddar, reserve 1/4 cup Whisk soup and milk in microwave-safe 2 quart bowl.  Stir in remaining ingredients, except reserved cheese.  Cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours or overnight. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.  Microwave on high for 15-17 minutes until bubbly. Sprinkle with reserved cheese.  Let stand uncovered 5-7 minutes or until cheese melts. … Read entire article »

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Baked Macaroni (Mac and Cheese)

This is truly an easy and delicous way to prepare everyone’s favorite comfort food.  It comes out cheesy and creamy, you dirty only one dish in preparation, and you do not have to cook the noodles.  May seem too good to be true, but it’s not.  This is a great recipe and a family favorite.  Enjoy! 3 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (sharp or mild, your taste) 5 cups milk salt & pepper Melt butter directly in 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan (I do it right on the stovetop).  Add macaroni, salt and pepper and toss thoroughly.  Sprinkle cheese on top.  Pour milk over all. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.  My kids like it when the cheese starts to brown on top. … Read entire article »

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What’s for dinner? – March 2, 2011

Hello – another day, another dinner! Had to do a lot of driving around today trying to find a part for my car. While driving, I was able to think about dinner tonight. Son has lacrosse practice after school until about 7:00 and wife is at work. So what to make? How about “make-your-own” pizzas?!? Pasta sauce, cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onion, etc. – but what to put it on. There are the pre-cooked pizza shells, but maybe pita rounds or some sort of flatbread? Also, I have to start planning ahead for this weekend and next week. My mother is coming into town and taking us out to dinner on Saturday – yay! However, I’ll probably be making dinner for 7 … Read entire article »

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Joan’s Hot Dogs

This is a unique and delicious way of preparing jazzed-up hot dogs. It is great for big groups while watching a sporting event on TV or as something a little different for a pot luck. They really are delicious. I like a little bit of hot sauce on top! 1 pound hot dogs 3 hard-boiled eggs 3/4 pound sharp cheddar cheese 3 tablespoons chopped onion 1/4 cup chili sauce 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1/3 cup chopped green olives 24 hot dog rolls Chop hot dogs and hard-boiled eggs. Mix with all other ingredients. Stuff into hot dog rolls and wrap individually in foil. Bake 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Unwrap and enjoy, but be careful and don’t burn your tongue! This recipe courtesy of the lovely Florista Thorne … … Read entire article »

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