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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What's for dinner?

I totally planned on posting our menu for the week on Monday, but I ran out of steam time. Here it is, a couple of days late and a dollar short...story of my life.

Chicken Fried Rice
I chopped up the rest of the rotisserie chicken from last week's chicken tacos, made a big batch of rice, tossed it in the wok with a little sesame oil, stir fried some egg, threw in some green peas, and voilĂ  dinner was served. Love those kinds of dinners. I HATE throwing out food. So glad to use every bit of that chicken. :)

Taco Tuesday Baby!
We had Cilantro and Lime Fish Tacos. Is there anything yummier?! If you don't like an ingredient or can't find it in your favorite store, use something else. For instance, I couldn't find (or didn't want to take the time to look for and certainly didn't have time to make) the tomatillo pico de gallo, so the regular pico in the produce section worked like a charm! I absolutely LOVE the cilantro lime crema. Don't skip that. It is soooo good. I have somewhat of a dairy intolerance, especially to cream cheese and sour cream, so I buy the Tofutti brand, non-dairy versions which I find in the refrigerated natural foods section. I'm sure a professional chef could tell the difference, but none of my brood can. I should have made a double batch of the fish tacos. We always devour them.

Naomi's Roast
My family loves to hunt. I've surely posted these pics before...

Cora is chomping at the bit to go hunting. She keeps saying when she's five she gets to go. We'll see...being still and not talking are not her strong suits. ;)

Anyway, back to Naomi's Roast. Naomi is a friend of mine whose family also enjoys hunting. Her son was telling Carleigh all about how wonderful his mama's roast was, and she came home relaying the info and telling me to get her recipe. So, I did. I've never had good luck with cooking a deer roast. I hope mine turns out as good as hers. It's in the crockpot now. The whole house smells deeeelicious!

Here is how she does it...

Sprinkle roast all over with flour and then brown the outside in butter or olive oil. Put celery,carrots, potatoes, and onion in the crock pot. Put the browned roast in the crock pot with the veggies. Add a can of cream of celery soup (or make your is an easy recipe) and a package of dry French onion dip. Add salt, pepper, a little oregano, and rosemary. Let it cook ALL day the longer the better!!

I made this one time for Kelvin and the kiddos when I went to play Bunco because I was Woman of the Year that day. When I got home, the entire crockpot was empty...licked clean! Kelvin said he might have had seconds or thirds. I would say it was a hit. I've made it several times since. The weather here has been pretty rainy, so I'm thinking it will make a good rainy day meal tomorrow.

Whatever is in the fridge is fair game...sandwich, quesadilla, leftovers. Or maybe just popcorn and a movie. Sounds good to me.

Chili Dogs
I'm hoping the weather clears up and cools off a little bit and we can make a fire in the firepit and roast some weinies and maybe a marshmallow or two. That's my favorite.

I should have been born in the Carolinas as much as I love this stuff. We had it the first time at a restaurant in North Carolina, and I had to find a recipe so I could make it at home. The recipe I found is pretty long but not too complicated. I found a new recipe on Edie's October Menu post that I'm going to give a try this time. I'll probably add some mushrooms because I have them, and mushrooms make things better...kinda like bacon. I'm sure it will be good. Anything with shrimp and cheesy grit goodness has to be yummilicious!

Well, that's it this week. What for dinner at your house? One of these days, I'll figure out how to do the Linky thing, and we can all share our menus here. I'll put it on the list. Have a great week! Do you know what day it is? HUMP Daaay!

I still grin every time I watch this. 
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