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OK, I admit it, I need inspiration. Tired of "winter foods", too early for much out of the garden. We're having burritos -- ground meat with left-over pinto beans, left-over cubed chopped potatoes, onions, green chile, seasonings -- put in flour tortillas with cheese. I ran across a good buy on avocados 3/1.00, so I'll make some guacamole if they're ripe. I have homemade salsa, too. So what are you eating????????
-- connie in nm (email@example.com), April 26, 2001
Tonight we will have fried fish(fresh Crappie from the pond),baked potatoes(the last 2000 crop), ramps and cornbread. Our oldest daughter is back to college for the next 3 weeks and the youngest is in New York for the week. We are having lots of fun on our own. Dinner has been whatever we wanted this week. No picky eaters here. If it were so simple all of the time.
-- Terri Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 26, 2001.
Well, we just finished our dinner and it was yummy! I grilled salmon (the only thing purchased! We had tomatoes and carrots( from my greenhouse), lettuce, broccili and spring onions (from my garden).I sliced the onions length-wise,brushed them with olive oil and grilled them and sweet iced tea(purchased of course). Fresh veggies are the greatest! My children are all on their own and we eat most anything!
-- Debbie T in N.C. (email@example.com), April 26, 2001.
Shaw's Kielbasa: buy one get one free, (over rice flavored with cajun spices!) Normally, it's something like: hamburg($1.19 per lb, pasta;$1.50 for 3lb bag, and sauce; 89 cents for the can) or tuna helper (50 cents per can of tuna with bulk veggies and creme of mushroom soup). These will last two days(supper and lunch). Can't wait to get the garden going!
-- Epona (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 26, 2001.
I like this game : )
Okay, we 're having roast Chicken breasts, .89/lb. on special with a spicy marinade, rosemary potatoes (20 lbs. for .99) and broccoli, frozen from a batch I bought at the farmer's market with sweet tea.
Epona, Ditto on the garden. We've gotten a late start, but I think we'll have a really long season here, as mild as the winters are. (YAY!)
BTW, COnnie, we did veggie tacos last night with pinto beans and veggies and homemade salsa they're always a hit with the kiddos.
-- Kristin, in La. (email@example.com), April 26, 2001.
My turn. I'm the one who can't cook. Deer Boloney and mustard sandwiches, and chocolate goats milk. I'm eating right now.
-- Cindy in Ky (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 26, 2001.
Great minds much run along the same channels! We, also are having burritos for dinner tonight. With just Russ and me, we can always get two or three dinners out of one "prep time". I package up the leftovers well and mark on the date I wish to have them later. I'm good with the homemade salsa, but neither of us are fond of avocados although I'd love to have a seed to root.
Thanks for reading.
-- Dianne in Mass (email@example.com), April 26, 2001.
Had my daughter and granddaughters over . Fixed my daughters favorite. Crock pot roast beef with potatoes, carrots and onions. with baby carrots and lima beans I froze last year. Bread from the breadmaker, sweet tea with sugar I found on sale for $.89 for 5 # and oh yeah, I forgot the orange marmalde that was a Christmas gift from a good friend of mine.
-- dee schoettler (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 26, 2001.
The weather here in So. Cal. is nice enough to BBQ, so that's hubby's job while I have my 4-H gardening project meeting.
Dinner - grilled steaks, baked (on the grill) potatoes, salad and fruit from our trees (citrus). I can hardly wait for the meeting to be over.
-- jennifer (email@example.com), April 26, 2001.
I put a whole chicken in the crockpot on a rack early this morning and let it cook all day. You aren't going to believe this, but my husband loves instant potatoes...my opinion is YUCK! I left him make some and I cut up some tomatoes and cucumbers(store bought). There is enough leftover chicken to make a casserole later next week. He had some cookies for dessert. God bless!
-- Ardie from WI (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 26, 2001.
Well, I hate to say it, but we did Chinese take-out tonite. Shame on me!!! But we had a busy day....shoveling compost, cleaning the last goat pen, then going into town for a load of grain and shavings. Picked up the take-out on the way home. Was this a "bad thing" to do??
-- Marcia (HrMr@webtv.net), April 26, 2001.
Two pepperoni rolls (bread baked around pepperoni) and fresh ramps. I had a rampburger for lunch and was that terrific. Ramps with burger cooked to perfection on a terrific roll w/potato salad. Can't wait to plant a few ramps so I can enjoy them next year.
-- Anne (HealthyTouch101@wildmail.com), April 26, 2001.
ok so i only had a meat sandwich and a bowle of ice cream being a bachlor. but a question what in the cornbread he double l are ramps dont laugh i never heard of them before. thanks bob se.ks.
-- Bobco (email@example.com), April 26, 2001.
Ramps are like extra stinky wild garlic; I smelled one once when I was in southern Pennsylvania and it was so rank I don't know how people put them in their mouths. Smelled like pure death.
-- HannahMariaHolly (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 27, 2001.
Bobco, Ramps are a member of the allium (sp)family. Same as onions, leeks and garlic. They are pungent little creatures that thrive in Appalachia and also grow in other parts of the world. Hanna is correct, they are RANK! Were once considered a spring tonic. They are one of the first edible greens to sprout up in the spring. Some folks enjoy them raw, I prefer them sauteed in bacon grease and then cooked in scrambled eggs. Will make your breath stink for days, but boy are they worth it!The more green on top, the milder they are. We sell them to five star restaurants all over the country. Almost wish more people disliked them as they are getting hard to come by.
-- Terri Perry (email@example.com), April 27, 2001.
chinese takeout soundspretty darn good to me. life is to be enjoyed, so splurge a little.
-- qene ward (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 27, 2001.
Spaghetti and sauce made with ground bear meat. I couldn't tell Mom what the meat was; she wouldn't eat it. It's very good though. Green grapes and kiwi for dessert. I'll also be very glad when I can start serving fresh green salads and other goodies from the garden. It hasn't been that long since I could see the soil through the snow. Daffodils are in full bloom today. YAAAAAY!!
-- Peg (NW WI) (email@example.com), April 27, 2001.
Hey Guys! LIl Dumplin and the old fat man just got back from a 'walkabout' in Florida and then the smky mts. Nuthin to et in the old house--ennybody got sum boloney? Sick of eat'n in resturants, sick of mak'n bolony sandwiches-hot boiled peanuts are GROSS! Last time I'll listen to and INDIAN! Oh, guess that ain't so---Lil Dumplin is part Cherokee and rekon I'm part Chalk-taw! Are Cherokee's sposed to boss other tribes around? Well anyhow-good to be back home. Ya'll take care and I'll see if'n there's any pbutter and jelly. Matt.24:44
-- ole hoot gibson. (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 27, 2001.
Only real homesteaders eat ramps! ;)
-- Anne (HealthyTouch101@wildmail.com), April 28, 2001.
What fun! We're eating wonderful leftovers. We roasted a whole bunch of veggies (bought very cheaply at the local open market - we're still in our apartment, awaiting our move next month): carrots, onions, peppers, mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini and potatoes in a nice marinade made with wine, oil and mustard along with a bit of salt and sugar and herbs from my balcony garden. We did this yesterday, and last night made delicious flatbread, and serve them in sandwiches with swiss cheese, hot pepper jam (homemade) and mustard. We'll probably have some greens from the balcony as well (bok choy is almost ready) with a lemon dressing (just lemon, honey and chili sauce - we like stuff hot). We only eat meat on the sabbath (plus any leftovers) so lots of our meals are like this and quite cheap.
-- Sharon (email@example.com), April 29, 2001.
Popcorn, apples and boiled eggs did it for the children and I tonight, although the teenage boys grumbled a bit about "never filling up on popcorn"--but they didn't offer to cook anything else, either! Debbie
-- Deborah Lawton (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 29, 2001.
Neopolitan Ice Cream!
-- Cindy in KY (email@example.com), April 29, 2001.
Rabbit noodle soup for dinner here. Wife crock potted the rabbit all day and put spagetti noodles and some? other things in like onions and sliced, skin- still- on- em potatoes. Really good! And yes, we raise the rabbit that was in it. As for the oinions and potatoes, well, next year they will be homegrown- the garden is up and running. Ramps or what ever you call them grow all year in most places. When the have the 'bump' on the tip top of the green stem, they are hard as nails and are really too tough to eat. At that point, they are getting ready to seed or split- I forget which. I have a interesting ramp soup (and chickweed, if your familiar with it.. I call it chickweed chowder=) recipe that I adapted from Euell Gibbons recipe, if anyone wants it, drop me a line. As for burritos, try putting eggs and bacon and hash browns in them sometime if you havent already. They sell them like that in Arizona and are really good- we make them that way often. Happy eating!
-- Kein in NC (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 30, 2001.