\"What\'s for Dinner?\" AKA: The \'Bad Mommy\' Thread

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 3:27am
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Now, I want to be clear that nothing I post in this thread is meant as advice, endorsement, or otherwise an act of condonment. KWIM? It's just what I give *MY* family. Possibly with disasterous consequences. I mean, I still hold my breath on quite a number of occasions. It's how, after some soul-searching, my family handles things. Individual Mileage May Vary. Just describing the highly individual, personal, and possibly unique circumstances in the constellation of *MY* family. Happenstance. Could be the *wrong* way, or just what works for *my* family. Might not "work" for other families. For all I know, other families might have *already* had a bad or even disaterous experience with items on this menu.

But hey, dinner last night at *my* house:

[b]~Appetizer~[/b]

Strawberry tomatoes, President's choice Collossal Black Olives, Reeces small artichoke hearts, and Green Giant jarred whole mushrooms marinated in Star Virgin Olive Oil, Star Balsamic Vinegar, Oregano, Crushed Black Pepper, Sugar, and Salt.

[b]~Entree~[/b]

Charcoal Grilled boneless skinless chicken breasts grilled with Lawrey's "Hawiaan" Pineapple marinade. Topped with Dole, natural juice pinapple rings.

[b]~Sides~[/b]

Fresh Green Beans steamed

Fresh Corn on the Cob nibblers boiled.

Lipton "Rice Sides" Chicken Flavor.

[b]~Beverages~[/b]

Water, Milk (2%), Coffee (Folgers Decaf), (with or without "International Delight 'Reduced Sugar' French Vanilla), Diet 7-up, Canfields Gingerale.

[b]~Dessert~[/b]

Sara Lee "Golden Baked Classic" New York Style Cheesecake (frozen section) 30 grams of fat per serving. 16 grams saturated. 2.5 trans. [i]135 cholesterol[/i]. (did I need to mention that??---just trying to give this some [i]perspective[/i].) I bought *two*.

toppings:

Mrs. Richardson's "Strawberry Topping".

Hershey "Bar in a Jar" Milk Chocolate topping. (I heat it up slightly to pour.)

Reddi Whip Whip cream (can) aerosol. (The "original" flavor)

There was no item on this menu my cubs did not either try, nibble, gobble, or otherwise [i]lick[/i] off their plates.

But hey, slap me. I might be a....("FBI files" intro.....[i][b]BAD MOMMY[/b][/i]).

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 4:01am
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Hey, can I come over for dinner? YUM!!!
You're not a bad mommy - I know few kids who would be willing to eat articoke hearts and olives! Besides, kids need fat to help their brain grow, right? You just made them extra smart! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I think it's awesome that your kids eat those things. And DH would just die if I made a meal that good!

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 4:26am
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MB,
If I could get my kids to eat what your kids eat I would give them desserts like that every night! Honestly though, be proud that they will eat such a variety!
Melissa

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 4:59am
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IF YOU ARE A BAD MOMMY THEN HECK I'M A MONSTER!! Sounds absolutely delicious!!!
Keep up the good work MB!!! You are inspiring!
Going to (humbly) smother some smoked turkey sausage and potatoes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 5:28am
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Great thread. Let's keep it up.
What will probably be on my table tonight: a potato omelette, AKA a fritatta. Easy cheesy stuff (especially since DH makes it; I don't).
You cook it in a cast iron skillet. It cooks on the stove and then eventually under the broiler.
You cook whatever veggies you have (saute onions and some of the veggies first) with eggs (DH puts milk in there). Top with cheese.
We'll serve with water or milk (if it involves brocolli or spinach, water, because milk hinders the absorbtion of iron). Wine possibly for DH and me.
DS may get a Dare cookie or two that a good friend smuggled from Candada and some Bluebell Homemade Vanilla icecream with fresh blueberries--if they're still okay. We've been out of town for two days. We don't always have dessert, but if there's something around, then sure!

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 5:34am
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Whats a strawberry tomato? Like a cherry or grape tomato?
Sounds yummy.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 7:09am
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Quote:Originally posted by Chicago:
[b]Whats a strawberry tomato? Like a cherry or grape tomato?
Sounds yummy.[/b]
I've been buying mine at Jewel.
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I believe they are either called "Strawberry Tomatoes" or "Amorosa Tomatoes". Either way, I slice mine in halves for the marinade.
Last week, I found a [i]thirty two pack[/i] (four clusters of 8 tomatoes each) on sale for around four bucks (if I count and remember correctly). I plan meals around what's on sale and stock up on favorite items when I find them at a good price (like the artichoke hearts, 2 cans for 4 dollars). Jewel has been having some great "dollar" sales lately....I'm in heaven.
And ooooooooh, the filets have been on some great sales. Yesterday was "America's cut" pork chops for about a buck apiece! I use Jewel brand "shake and bake" pork or chicken coating. The pork, imho, tastes better and has less ingredients.... Again, no advice, no recommendation, just what works for my family. (See original post for disclaimer [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )
Found the larger jars of whole button mushrooms for under a dollar as well. Shishkabobs are a snap between the mushrooms and the larger strawberry tomatoes (about a little bigger than a golf ball). Plus they don't fall off the skewers as much either. I tend to shop wholesalers when I stock up on "snack size" puddings, applesauces, fruit cups.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 7:12am
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Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]
You cook it in a cast iron skillet. [/b]
something about a cast iron. It really makes for some tender casseroles. I'll have to post my husband's camp recipies. (Uses several charcoal brickets on top to the dutch oven).
If you have (or if anyone else has) some good recipies for covered skillets, I'm all ears! Love quiche-type egg recipies, thank you for the heads up!

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 7:22am
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Quote:Originally posted by mama2aidan:
[b]
Going to (humbly) smother some smoked turkey sausage and potatoes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img][/b]
oh, if you only knew my weakness for salami....er sausage. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] As much as my MIL and me do not "mix" well, I can't say an iota against her German/Lithuanian style cookery. And her Kugelis! Not a smidge of brown discoloration. (key was the fruit fresh on her shredded potatoes)

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 7:32am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] [b]~Appetizer~[/b]
Strawberry tomatoes, President's choice Collossal Black Olives, Reeces small artichoke hearts, and Green Giant jarred whole mushrooms marinated in Star Virgin Olive Oil, Star Balsamic Vinegar, Oregano, Crushed Black Pepper, Sugar, and Salt.
[/b]
What? No Feta?
Daisy

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 7:45am
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Quote:Originally posted by Daisy:
[b] What? No Feta?
[/b]
[i]hanging head in shame[/i]....
nope. youngest cub no-likie. won't even tolerate the smell at a shared table. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
last night's left-overs:
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/trainspotr/marinade001.jpg[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 8:00am
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Oh Mommabear...many sympathies!
DD eats it like candy. Preferably Athenos brand. Sometimes w/ cucumbers and a little bell pepper, spices and balsamic/olive oil.
But can't get here to touch an olive.
[i]Go figure![/i]
Daisy

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 8:26am
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Quote:Originally posted by Daisy:
[b]
But can't get here to touch an olive.
[/b]
[i]we are outcasts. . .[/i]

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 3:03pm
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THAT looks yummy!!
I have to say I'm a "bad Mommy" too. I made some exceptionally good chocolate chip cookies yesterday...and, um...they're just about gone...no thanks to lil ole me! They were my breakfast, lunch and dinner! I finally tweaked the recipe just right so they were crispy on the outside but chewy inside and LOTS of chocolate chips.
I made them for my DS to make him feel better, who had sliced his thumb clear through to the fat on Sunday and required several stitches. So I shouldn't have even eaten any! Poor guy.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 7:40pm
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dinner last night? Easy.
Rice pasta for Caitlin.
Sara/Meghan: pasta with sauce.
Bread for all.
Milk/soy milk for drink
No dessert.
Jason

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 9:59pm
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That looks gourment to me, MB. Dinner for us last night was steak and boxed macaroni&cheese. We had no veggies for once. Tomorrow it is french toast, turkey bacon, and a fruit smoothie. And I just can't remember what thoughtless meal I am supposed to make today. (Although I know it will include my fave--creamed spinach! Mmmmm.)
When I did my shopping on Monday, I thought I'd treat myself to some incredibly easy meals this week [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ! Everyone has to treat themselves to Q&E (Quick and Easy). We moms deserve it.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 10:03pm
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Oh MommaBear, that looks and sounds delicious. Of course, if I tried to serve that to my family, I would have heard a big "YUCK!" And really, except for the dessert, it's a pretty healthy meal, too. And dessert is supposed to be high in fat and sugar, otherwise, who wants it?
For dinner last night we had spaghetti with either meat sauce or butter, with parmasan and romano cheese, tossed salad, steamed carrots, blueberries and plums (I usually put out some fruit, since my kids aren't fond of veggies). The adults drank wine, kids drank lemonade. For dessert we each had 1 homemade chocolate chip cookie with milk.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 4:46am
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Last night?
DD had ham on sourdough with a salad composed of carrot shreds, hearts of romaine, and cantaloupe.
DH and I ate wild rice salad on hearts of romaine. I make wild rice salad with cooked wild and brown rice, blue cheese (Gorgonzola this time) diced granny smith apples, dried cranberries, frozen green peas, shredded chicken and red grapes. We like it dressed with a nice balsamic vinaigrette.
I also like Feta in salads A LOT. I make a divine Mediterranean tabbouli with fresh cucumber, cherry tomatoesm, Kalamatas, red onion, and feta-- finished with olive oil, of course. MmmmmmMMMMmm.
We also ate the rest of a cantaloupe and got into the watermelon sorbet. (home made of course)
Tonight? BLTs made with vegannaise on my own SF sourdough bread. Yum.
And cherry tomatoes. We'll be eating those for every meal during the next month or so, I suspect. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
We also have lovely strawberries and blueberries in the yard right now... and the apples will be ready soon. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
(We eat a LOT of fruit. A LOT.)
That and sourdough bread are my family's passions.
DH is also planning on doing some BBQ this week... and a fish fry.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 9:56am
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
I also like Feta in salads A LOT. I make a divine Mediterranean tabbouli with fresh cucumber, cherry tomatoesm, Kalamatas, red onion, and feta-- finished with olive oil, of course. MmmmmmMMMMmm.
Corvallis Mom, where do you get the bulgar for your tabbouleh? I miss having it, but I don't trust bulk bulgar at the health food store, and I think that Near East is a "may contain". I'd love to know your source, or if you substitute something else for bulgar.
Thanks!

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 10:34am
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[i]tada:[/i]
been drooling since I posted about the pork chops.
[b]~Appetizer~[/b]
Zucchini sticks and the rest of my strawberry tomatoes, halved with Hidden Valley "Just 2 Good" Light Blue Cheese dressing. Cubs hate the whole name and the smell (but tolerate my whim for it). They use salt. Morton.
[b]~Entree~[/b]
"America's Cut" Pork loins (on sale, a buck a piece) coated in Jewel Brand "Coat and Bake" Pork flavor. (20 minutes from oven to plate, boneless)
[b]~Sides[/b]
Coin sliced steamed Organic carrots. (I add a few teaspoons of sugar to the water. Ok. So they are boiled. I had an uncle who used to drink the cooled water used to steam vegetables. Blah. I figure I'm being good just to put something [i]orange[/i] on my cubs' plates.
Lipton Sides "Alfredo" noodles. I *think* it also comes under the "Knorr" label, but not sure.....
[b]~Beverages~[/b]
2% milk
diet 7-up
Folgers Decaf
[b]~Dessert~[/b]
GASP! [i]how I have missed you, my love, my Pepperidge Farm Coconut 3-layer cake[/i]!!!! (still sucking the frosting from under my nails...)
Pity I only bought *one*. I [i]need[/i] another slice...
Ad Nauseam Repeat: Now, I want to be clear that nothing I post in this thread is meant as advice, endorsement, or otherwise an act of condonment. KWIM? It's just what I give *MY* family. Possibly with disasterous consequences. I mean, I still hold my breath on quite a number of occasions. It's how, after some soul-searching, my family handles things. Individual Mileage May Vary. Just describing the highly individual, personal, and possibly unique circumstances in the constellation of *MY* family. Happenstance. Could be the *wrong* way, or just what works for *my* family. Might not "work" for other families. For all I know, other families might have *already* had a bad or even disaterous experience with items on this menu.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 10:37am
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which reminds me.....time to make some of my FAMOUS fried zucchini (spelling, lol. I can cook it, but not spell it.)

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 12:36pm
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Yum! Fried EGGPLANT would be delish!!! TOO!
It all sounds good!!!

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 12:41pm
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Quote:Originally posted by mama2aidan:
[b]Yum! Fried EGGPLANT would be delish!!! TOO!
[/b]
you read my mind! I only use the "baby" eggplant and serve it with marinara sauce and parmesan (snow cheese to my cubs). [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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Quote:Originally posted by iansmom:
[b] Corvallis Mom, where do you get the bulgar for your tabbouleh? I miss having it, but I don't trust bulk bulgar at the health food store, and I think that Near East is a "may contain". I'd love to know your source, or if you substitute something else for bulgar.
Thanks!
[/b]
(Hmmmm.. well, this [i]is[/i] the "bad Mommy" thread, isn't it?)
Our bulk foods manager checked it for me. Claim is that it is NOT made by Near East and shares a line with sesame, but not TN/PN.
We DO buy it in bulk. I don't know the brand, but since we've eaten it for years I don't worry about it.
And before anyone gets too shocked at my cavalier attitude, remember that we developed our comfort with bulk foods back when we literally had NO CHOICE because of extensive MFA. So we learned the hard way that it isn't really any more risky than shared lines that are cleaned. At least, the top-feed bins aren't. We don't buy what gets "scooped" if that makes sense. And we never buy anything that is near nuts.
We have NEVER been burned by bulk foods in all the years we've done this (6 yr). Anything that was contaminated proved to be so at the manufacturing level (3x). We've been burned by bad labeling a lot more often. But as I said-- we're pretty fussy about what we'll buy this way.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 1:32pm
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OK I really hope none of you have 3 little ones at home like me because now I'm really feeling like a bad mommy! I thought this thread was going to be about guilt over feeding kids too many hot dogs!
I am finally getting back into the swing of actually cooking meals after an interstate move and having an infant before that, but everything I make gets rejected by some child or another. (What 3 year old rejects chicken soup because he doesn't like his noodles wet? LOL!) But my cooking doesn't compare to yours! I'm jealous! Can I come over for dinner too? Luvmyboys

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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:[b]DH and I ate wild rice salad on hearts of romaine. I make wild rice salad with cooked wild and brown rice, blue cheese (Gorgonzola this time) diced granny smith apples, dried cranberries, frozen green peas, shredded chicken and red grapes. We like it dressed with a nice balsamic vinaigrette.[/b]
this is missing something....(SNAP--AHA!)
It needs a runny poached egg on top. See, we had leftover Lipton Chicken Rice from last night. And a few greenbeans. I heated it up, threw some Jewel "Mexican Shredded Cheese" on top, (and a few pimento olives---don't know why in particular, just that it needed some salt--ahem, more salt) and then added a runny poached egg to it. Stirred it all up and called it: "BREAKFAST". Cubs had cinnamon toast. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 12:39am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b]
It needs a runny poached egg on top.
[/b]
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[i]Not at my house it doesn't....[/i]
(Wasn't in the mood for an ER visit, but thanks.) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 1:23am
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Last night for dinner?
Sara/Meghan had a tuna fish sandwich.
Caitlin had Cream cheese (soy) and jelly
Did they have tortilla chips with them? Maybe.
Some strawberries and apples.
Soy milk (and milk) for drink.
No desserts.
Ann/I had a CPK (BBQ chicken) from the frozen foods section and some white wine.
Dessert was Friendlys Mocha Silk ice cream (light)
Jason
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
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[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
[i]Not at my house it doesn't....[/i]
(Wasn't in the mood for an ER visit, but thanks.) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img][/b]
whoops!!
(slapping my own face....forehead...kicking [i]my own[/i] tuchis.)
I'm such a schmo.

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[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] No problem, MB.... 10 yrs ago, I'd have agreed wholeheartedly... I can still taste good hollandaise on asparagus if I think about it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Eggs Benedict was always my all-time favorite restaurant breakfast. And quiche... I used to make a mean quiche. I don't recommend it with egg-replacer [i]at all...[/i] LOL!!
MEAT. It's what's for dinner. (No meat fairy at our house. Princess knows all about the cow.) Dh is doin' beef ribs.
(*sigh* soooo not my thing. Oh well.)
(I) "what are we having with them?"
(HE) "Huh? [i]With[/i]?" (wrinkles brow, thinking hard.) "Uh, Dipping sauce?"
(I) "Oh."
We also got a flat of blueberries today, which I always think I'll freeze or dry. But never do because we eat them all. Yes, I know. That is ten pounds of blueberries. I know. But when you each eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, well....
At least we're having something besides meat tonight.
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b] I can still taste good hollandaise on asparagus if I think about it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [/b]
don't get me started...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Quote:[b]
MEAT. It's what's for dinner. (No meat fairy at our house. Princess knows all about the cow.) [/b]
as part of our weeklong (or more) celebration of my oldest cubs birthday (July 28), we had [i]Porterhouse[/i] for........lunch. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img] The kind with big whopping filets on them. Oh,............I can't wait till tommorrow morn to taste that fridge cold leftover!
Both boys looked like fatted leopards eyeing a herd of gazelles, while knawing on the bones from the last kill, too stuffed to hustle for seconds. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
Isabella just drooled all over my shirt. Every once in a while, she just *has* to nurse at the dinner table (why not? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) and the cubs take turns popping mouthfulls off my plate into my mouth.
[i]talk about your "Circle of Life", huh?[/i] (best Marx voice I can muster)
Quote:[b](I) "what are we having with them?"[/b]
[i]Uh, beer?[/i] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Quote:[b]We also got a flat of blueberries today, which I always think I'll freeze or dry. But never do because we eat them all. Yes, I know. That is ten pounds of blueberries. I know. But when you each eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, well....
[/b]
BTDT, whole house pooped blue for days. Surprised I didn't have to bleach the toilet bowls.

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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]We also got a flat of blueberries today, which I always think I'll freeze or dry. But never do because we eat them all. Yes, I know. That is ten pounds of blueberries. I know. But when you each eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, well....
[/b]
10 pounds is nothing...last July when I went back to MA to visit my mother, I picked and brought back to Tucson 20 pounds (yes, 20 pounds) of fresh-picked blueberries. Thinking ahead I brought an empty hard sided carryon suitcase that fit my little bushels of berries very nicely for the trip home. Not a one swished [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I was using frozen fresh-picked blueberries til December [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Adrienne
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Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 9:25am
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since you mentioned blueberries....
i have several freezer bags full of blueberries right now. how come they get all soft and yucky when i thaw them out to use them??? did i do something wrong???? will i just have to bake with them now? they don't taste the same to me. maybe it's a texture thing (i'm big on textures and i liked the blueberries before when they weren't mush).
they were so perfect the day someone brought them to me fresh-picked. now i'm so sad whenever i thaw out a bag......

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Quote:Originally posted by joeybeth:
[b]since you mentioned blueberries....
i have several freezer bags full of blueberries right now. how come they get all soft and yucky when i thaw them out to use them??? did i do something wrong???? will i just have to bake with them now? they don't taste the same to me. maybe it's a texture thing (i'm big on textures and i liked the blueberries before when they weren't mush).
they were so perfect the day someone brought them to me fresh-picked. now i'm so sad whenever i thaw out a bag......[/b]
yeah - after you freeze them they are only good for baking. But, should be completely splendid baked in muffins or a pie or scones or blueberry sauce for pancakes or homemade blueberry icecream or blueberry coffeecake, I digress.
You did nothing wrong, that's just what happens. Remember though when you get fresh-picked blueberries to NOT WASH them until you are ready to eat them. Makes 'em last longer...
Adrienne [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Hmmmmm... fresh-picked blueberries for me are just a week away!!! Grocery store shipped ones just aren't the same...(picked before being truly ripe)
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Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 10:44am
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thanks for the info! at least now i can stop feeling guilty that i ruined them in some way. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] guess i'll get busy baking. the trouble with that is that now i'll eat coffee cake, muffins, and pancakes with blueberries instead of just fresh blueberries alone. there goes the diet.....

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 10:53am
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Yeah-- in fact, don't wash 'em before you freeze 'em either...
We're total blueberry snobs....
[i](under my breath, as DH gets out of the car...)"See if they have any Patriots. Don't bother with the Jerseys or Early Blues."[/i]
I talked them out of meat for dinner...
[b]We're having BANANA SPLITS! [/b]
Homemade ice cream, chocolate sauce, bananas, fresh fruit, and maybe some graham crackers to make it all nutritionally, uh, "complete".
Why yes, it is still hot here. Why do you ask?
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]Homemade ice cream, chocolate sauce, bananas, fresh fruit, and maybe some graham crackers to make it all nutritionally, uh, "complete".
[/b]
Psssssssssst. No sundae is "complete" in *my* home until it has [i]sprinkles[/i]. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Otherwise known as "angel food".

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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b][b]~Appetizer~[/b]
Strawberry tomatoes, President's choice Collossal Black Olives, Reeces small artichoke hearts, and Green Giant jarred whole mushrooms marinated in Star Virgin Olive Oil, Star Balsamic Vinegar, Oregano, Crushed Black Pepper, Sugar, and Salt.[/b]
Darnit!!! I forgot the mushrooms!!! My favorite too!
I was at the grocery store today & had already picked up the tomatoes for a salad, black olives for Nachos, & I come to the canned veggies & bam the artichokes called my name! Boy, I wish I would of heard the mushrooms...although I am legally deaf so I guess its okay! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] But my point is that sublimally MB was in my head! He, he, he!
I still marinated what ingredients I did have & can't wait till tomorrow for LUNCH!!
YUM! thanks for the idea...you BAD MOMMY!

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[b]~Appetizer~[/b]
Garlic bread (Milano 6 inch French Rolls, brushed with melted Jewel salted sweet butter, and sprinkled with McCormick "Garlic Sprinkle" and baked till toasty.) I use the garlic sprinkle [i]sparingly[/i]
[b]~Entree~[/b]
Cube steak (floured with flour, salt, pepper, rubbed oregano, then fried in a non stick skillet with a few tablespoons of cooking oil--I use wesson vegetable oil, and simmered with a touch of water after browning---makes an excellent gravy, keeping the flavor of the meat)
[b]~Sides~[/b]
Red potatoes boiled
Carrot shreds steamed. The cubs love this and the prep is a snap.
Cauliflower chunks steamed in microwave (drain very, very well).
Potatoes and cauliflower served with Ragu Cheesy Double Cheese sauce.
[b]~Dessert~[/b]
Fresh bosc pears peeled, cored, and wedged with fresh bluberries.
Hostess "Snowballs". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
Nestle hot milk chocolate with fluff. Just in case there aren't enough Snowballs. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
[b]~Beverages~[/b]
Diet Decaf Coke, Decaf coffee, water, 2% milk.
Ad Nauseam Repeat: Now, I want to be clear that nothing I post in this thread is meant as advice, endorsement, or otherwise an act of condonment. KWIM? It's just what I give *MY* family. Possibly with disasterous consequences. I mean, I still hold my breath on quite a number of occasions. It's how, after some soul-searching, my family handles things. Individual Mileage May Vary. Just describing the highly individual, personal, and possibly unique circumstances in the constellation of *MY* family. Happenstance. Could be the *wrong* way, or just what works for *my* family. Might not "work" for other families. For all I know, other families might have *already* had a bad or even disaterous experience with items on this menu.

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Probably leftovers tonight, which would mean halibut curry with carrots, potatoes and chunks of mango over basmati rice. Though the 3yo will probably balk at it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 08/23/2006 - 11:14am
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i'm the bad mommy AND the bad wife.....we had pizza; delivered by the pizza hut guy tonight. i did pour some drinks......
actually, i just popped the lids off some bottled waters. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] i'm soooooo domestic.

Posted on: Wed, 08/23/2006 - 1:44pm
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We had CiCi's--I did have to drive us all there.
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Posted on: Wed, 08/23/2006 - 10:26pm
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We had beef stoganoff (sp)
Yeah.. REAL fancy...
Also known as Hamburger Helper [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
(It was free when I was at the store MONTHS ago)
And I had extra ground turkey from the girls turkey burgers...
And a salad... and a glass of wine [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Jason
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Posted on: Thu, 08/24/2006 - 12:24pm
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Papa John's pizza, always Ham & Pineapple w/extra cheese --
[i] For the 64 thousandth time!! [/i] -- as my 4 year-old DD exclaimed tonite.
Tough! Moving stinks & mommy is exhausted.
~EB, if I could find & unpack a big pot, I'd at least make spaghetti.

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considering what my boys can scarf down, I think this is a bargain. Got to type fast, they will be home from camping any minute! Just took the meat out to let it "rest".
one 8 lb tenderloin, trimmed of fat. I trim till there is nothing but one big tenderloin with a "Y" at the top and a pile of scrap meat from the tail. We made a "hasty tasty" with the tail meat the night before they left. I got the tenderloin, (three actually, two of which now reside in my freezer), on sale at Jewel for 7.98 a lb. It's probably got a hight meat to fat ratio. And it's succulent. I'd think you'd have to really reek in the kitchen to ruin one.
I roast mine (salt and pepper rubbed) till medium/medium rare. (no advice, just us carnivores)
lemon/aujus side.
sauteed/reduced mushrooms.
vegatable primavera (cauliflour, zucchinni, red pepper, greenbeen, carrot)
baked taters.
blueberry/kiwi/bannana/strawberry (fresh sliced where applicable) with a Sara Lee "French Silk" chocolate pie side.
Arizona Ice Tea.
If I have leftovers, I'm lucky.
repeat:Now, I want to be clear that nothing I post in this thread is meant as advice, endorsement, or otherwise an act of condonment. KWIM? It's just what I give *MY* family. Possibly with disasterous consequences. I mean, I still hold my breath on quite a number of occasions. It's how, after some soul-searching, my family handles things. Individual Mileage May Vary. Just describing the highly individual, personal, and possibly unique circumstances in the constellation of *MY* family. Happenstance. Could be the *wrong* way, or just what works for *my* family. Might not "work" for other families. For all I know, other families might have *already* had a bad or even disaterous experience with items on this menu.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 4:01am
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Hey, can I come over for dinner? YUM!!!
You're not a bad mommy - I know few kids who would be willing to eat articoke hearts and olives! Besides, kids need fat to help their brain grow, right? You just made them extra smart! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I think it's awesome that your kids eat those things. And DH would just die if I made a meal that good!

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 4:26am
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MB,
If I could get my kids to eat what your kids eat I would give them desserts like that every night! Honestly though, be proud that they will eat such a variety!
Melissa

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IF YOU ARE A BAD MOMMY THEN HECK I'M A MONSTER!! Sounds absolutely delicious!!!
Keep up the good work MB!!! You are inspiring!
Going to (humbly) smother some smoked turkey sausage and potatoes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 5:28am
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Great thread. Let's keep it up.
What will probably be on my table tonight: a potato omelette, AKA a fritatta. Easy cheesy stuff (especially since DH makes it; I don't).
You cook it in a cast iron skillet. It cooks on the stove and then eventually under the broiler.
You cook whatever veggies you have (saute onions and some of the veggies first) with eggs (DH puts milk in there). Top with cheese.
We'll serve with water or milk (if it involves brocolli or spinach, water, because milk hinders the absorbtion of iron). Wine possibly for DH and me.
DS may get a Dare cookie or two that a good friend smuggled from Candada and some Bluebell Homemade Vanilla icecream with fresh blueberries--if they're still okay. We've been out of town for two days. We don't always have dessert, but if there's something around, then sure!

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2006 - 5:34am
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Whats a strawberry tomato? Like a cherry or grape tomato?
Sounds yummy.

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Quote:Originally posted by Chicago:
[b]Whats a strawberry tomato? Like a cherry or grape tomato?
Sounds yummy.[/b]
I've been buying mine at Jewel.
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I believe they are either called "Strawberry Tomatoes" or "Amorosa Tomatoes". Either way, I slice mine in halves for the marinade.
Last week, I found a [i]thirty two pack[/i] (four clusters of 8 tomatoes each) on sale for around four bucks (if I count and remember correctly). I plan meals around what's on sale and stock up on favorite items when I find them at a good price (like the artichoke hearts, 2 cans for 4 dollars). Jewel has been having some great "dollar" sales lately....I'm in heaven.
And ooooooooh, the filets have been on some great sales. Yesterday was "America's cut" pork chops for about a buck apiece! I use Jewel brand "shake and bake" pork or chicken coating. The pork, imho, tastes better and has less ingredients.... Again, no advice, no recommendation, just what works for my family. (See original post for disclaimer [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )
Found the larger jars of whole button mushrooms for under a dollar as well. Shishkabobs are a snap between the mushrooms and the larger strawberry tomatoes (about a little bigger than a golf ball). Plus they don't fall off the skewers as much either. I tend to shop wholesalers when I stock up on "snack size" puddings, applesauces, fruit cups.

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