What did you have for dinner tonight or what will you have?
By - Defan3
Chicago Italian beef sandwich and I might cook up some Italian sausage and make it a combo. And I might have some leftover dinner from last night. Of course all I had for dinner last night was apple pie.
Leftover turkey meatloaf, sweet potato mash and broccoli - better the second day!
Kind of embarassing . . . I microwaved a plate of leftover breakfast foods. Then I craved dessert, so I had a bowl of oatmeal with lots of butter and brown sugar, and washed it down with some red wine.
There is nothing wrong with any of that.
Why embarrassed? Sounds good to me!
ZOMG never thought of that for a quick dessert!
Oatmeal + brown sugar + frozen raspberries (or your favourite fruit) is amazing, and should be classified as a dessert. It's my breakfast every morning, it's so good.
Roasted sweet potato black bean quinoa bowl with avocado & a cilantro lime yogurt dressing.
It's delicious but also one of the more difficult meals cuz cutting sweet potatoes is probably my least favorite thing to cut up lol but my husband specifically requested it when I was asking if he had any ideas for dinners this week, it's one of his favorites. Maybe next time I'll have him cut the sweet potatoes for me 😆
Recipe if anyone wants it:
The avocado really kicks it up a notch & I use a little extra lime juice to thin the dressing a bit.
This looks awesome. I'll be making this soon.
I straight up started belly laughing at this as soon as I read the first ingredient in your meal. I had something so similar!
I had a roasted sweet potato and spring onion brown rice/lentil bowl with garlicky tahini lemon dressing. Fucking BOMB.
This is like one of my favorite things to eat, so I’ve become so efficient at preparing it, it’ll only take me 10 minutes to get everything in my instant pot and oven and usually the food is done at the same time. (of course with all sorts of variations because I do like variety)
This sounds better than quinoa. I don’t like quinoa it’s tastes too earthy
I think both are good! You might want to omit lentils if you don’t like Earthy flavors
That does sound dope! The meal I'm making tonight has a tahini lemon dressing :) tahini was an amazing discovery!
Thanks! And yeah, it was an amazing culinary discovery. Im addicted :^P
Sweet potatoes have been the number one reason I’ve cut myself in the kitchen, so dangerous! Now sometimes I pre-bake them whole and then cut them up to add to things
Ooo that's an interesting idea! How long do you bake them for & at what temp?
You can also microwave for 3-5 minutes then cut them, then go on to cook them however you normally wood
Also for chopping them raw, you can use a potato to peel one long side flat, then rest that side on the cutting board so it will stay still while cutting the rest
You can totally microwave them too which is much faster, like u/misskinky said. When I bake them, I usually do it at 425F and depending on the size of the potato 40 minutes to an hour. I also like to rub some olive oil and salt on the outside before baking them, I feel like it gives the potato a little flavor as it bakes :)
Cool, thank you!!
If you live near a Trader Joe's, we sell pre-peeled & cut sweet potatoes and butternut squash.
That's cool!! They finally put one in the town I'm living in right before the pandemic & it was a mad house, so I didn't ever go again. But maybe I'll consider trying again for this! Thanks for the tip!
That sounds so good!
I would recommend cooking them, then peeling and cutting.
Ordered pad Thai and a chicken tempura sushi roll…should be here any minute
How was it?
It was super good! And there’s just enough leftovers for lunch today!
That’s great! Now I wish I ordered pad Thai yesterday
An idea for your next takeout night :)
Schweineschnitzel with a lemon butter sauce, carrots, mashed potatoes and fresh baked plain white bread.
Ramen, three oreos, and Appleton Estate 12 year rare cask rum.
Pork with mushroom sauce and cous cous.
I sautee mushrooms, onions, and garlic together and once they are nice and soft I add in sliced thin cut pork chops. Then I add in cream of mushroom soup and sour cream and cook it down some. The cous cous is from a box.
It's super simple to throw together and it's as tasty as it is beige.
“As tasty as it is beige” made me laugh.
Pork with couscous lol never thought I’d read that
It's a pretty good combo. I've done it with rice or noodles before but couscous is the easiest. I make the dish with chicken sometimes as well depending on which one I can get a better price on/sounds better at the time.
Pot roast, crispy potatoes, peas and carrots, Rosemary focaccia bread
I live alone too. I made myself a chickpea salad sandwich.
I love that stuff.
Me too! Have you had the version with toasted sunflower seeds in it? So good! I add my homemade pickled veggies to the mix too.
Have you got a recipe you use? This sounds like something my wife would love.
I like to use [this one](https://minimalistbaker.com/chickpea-sunflower-sandwich/) as a base, using the tahini option rather than the mayo option, then I add a bunch of pickles (giardiniera), some parsley or basil in addition to the dill, and some fresh celery!
Awesome! Thanks for sharing that. I think my wife is going to love that recipe.
I have never ever heard of chickpea sandwiches!! This will be my new thing. Lunch everyday for the next week. This looks amazing!
Bratwurst on a bed of onions, yellow sweet peppers and mushrooms. Rubbed kale and spinach salad.
Rubbed kale? Can you elaborate?
Raw kale can be kind of tough and fibrous, so if you “massage” it with oil first for two or three minutes, it tenderizes it.
Whenever I eat kale I imagine the scene from A Land Before Time where the dinosaur is eating this huge leafy green.
That's how it feels to me
Top perk of eating kale 10/10 LBT visions
C-soup answered it well. Massaging kale breaks down the cellular structure of the vegetable, removes the bitterness, and, some say, makes it easier to digest. To elaborate further, I strip the leaf from their stems first, I use the best olive oil I can find, sea salt and, sometimes, mashed garlic. I massage the entire head and keep it in tub, ready to eat all week. It's also ready for the saute pan.
I was going to repeat last night's dinner (pickled herring, baked potatoes, sliced onion, and sour cream), but my wife was willing to cook and she was feeling something else. She made this pineapple jalapeño sausage (Aidells, I think), baked potatoes, and salad. And wine. Because long fucking day.
Idk how, but she always gets the best caramelization on sausage.
I'm super grateful to have an SO who shares the load, because sometimes I can't even handle pulling one of my pre-made meals from the freezer and reheating it... But I still want comforting, tasty food.
About to make a steak gyro
So far? Beer
I mean, it’s liquid bread 😂
thank goodness I’m not the only one
God I wish I had a beer.
I can direct you to a recipe to make some!
I appreciate the offer, but please, reconsider!
Seriously, though. I'd appreciate that.
Hey no shame, there's been people recently inspired by German monks who have done a beer only diet during lent lol
I made Tikka Masala.
Simple explanation, please? For inspiration. I love that dish.
Same. Jarred sauce, chicken, basmati rice. BOOM.
I make the sauce though. Don’t trust a jar.
Carrot ginger miso soup and some white rice with siracha.
That soup sounds delicious
We're gonna need a recipe ASAP
Ginger and lemongrass congee with scallions, cilantro, shoyu, and sesame oil for toppings!
How could you put everything I dont like in a congee into yours lmao🤣🤣🤣
Beef stroganoff and spinach salad with bacon Buttermilk dressing.
Popcorn with nooch. Red wine from a box. Yes I am single.
Currently eating this exact thing minus the red wine. I had leftover pizza for dinner and this is my late night snack. Not single but I like your style. Now I want some boxed red wine.
Nutritional Yeast. Often on popcorn for a cheesy flavor!
Scrambled eggs, spinach, toast, tea.
I made lazy shakshuka, just sauteed onion, green salsa, and the eggs.
Ooh. I actually have something cool to share lol made mushroom & seafood stuffed salmon with ravioli & Caesar salad as a side. 😎😋
That sounds amazing
Leftover cauliflower Mac n cheese
Zucchini "lasagna" with mushrooms, lotta liquid after baking but I slurped that up with a spoon and it turned out pretty good
Vine ripened tomatoes with pearl mozzarella and fresh basil with a little oil and vinegar, sadly, for one. Plus wine.
Sigh....I was weak and had fast food chicken.
Was feeling adventurous today, made wine braised short ribs with Parmesan polenta and some gremolata. Got the recipe idea from Ethan Chelbowski
Steak and teriyaki brussel sprouts
Teriyaki brussel sprouts?? How would one acquire such a thing?
You can deep fry them until crispy and brown on the edges, then toss them in sauce!
I roasted brussel sprouts with salt pepper and garlic powder, than made a homemade teriyaki sauce and lightly coated the brussel sprouts in the sauce after they were done being roasted. I have dietary issues so I had to make my own sauce, but I'm sure it'd work the same with store bought.
Caldo de pollo
Riesling and olives appetizer.
Worked too late because it was That Kind Of Day.
Digging into a [buddha bowl](https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bonappetit.com/story/what-is-buddha-bowl/amp) now at 9pm, some leftover quinoa/lentil/almond pilaf, white kimchi, quick pickled carrots and cucumber, shredded lettuce, and leftover teriyaki marinade baked tofu, with a big handful of salted sunflower seeds
I haven't decided. I'm giving my SO leftover baked ziti. I might make myself a quesadilla or I might just air fry up some tater tots I have in the freezer.
I am just getting over a case of breakthrough COVID and my taste buds still aren't quite right. Much better, but lots of things are weirdly muted. However, one thing I can taste is hot sauce so if I do the tots, I'll make a dipping sauce with hot sauce and either ketchup or BBQ sauce.
Leftovers, I made Tom Kha yesterday
Red beans & rice w. andouille, ice cold purple haze to wash it down.
Bowl of spaghetti with kielbasa, parsley and just a spoonful of red sauce.
I love smoked sausage with pasta. I often make red sauce with hot links.
I made jambalaya with andouille sausage and a fried egg.
Leftover white chicken chili.
Im currently making a harvest vegetable Spanish chorizo soup/ stew with tortellini, gonna serve it in sourdough bread bowls
Finally got a slow cooker so last night was beef massaman and it was the best I've ever made.
Tonight is pork chops with mash and balsamic figs.
I'm currently losing weight and managing my caloric intake (I was obese and with high blood pressure a few months ago) so to anyone out there who is struggling with the idea of giving up delicious food for their health, you *can* do both.
Congrats on your success! Do you mind sharing your recipes? I'm trying to get back to eating healthier.
Honestly, a lot of it for me has been portion control so that I can eat the same things but get my health issues under control.
A couple of caveats: I'm 5'1" so if you're taller, up your portions, and I weigh stuff, which doesn't work for everyone.
Massaman, I didn't have rice (I don't miss it with some meals and if I do have it, I measure 1/4 cup dry brown or white in a little side dish. My husband now chooses this portion too, surprisingly, as he's noticed a little goes a long way), I used light coconut milk but I also added in a sachet of really rich, excellent pho broth I can get from a local store.
Pork was the same, I just had 150g of potatoes with a big pork chop and 1.5 figs.
I do make a "yoganoff" - a beef stroganoff where I sub out sour cream for Greek yoghurt & top it on a jacket potato, small fries or parpadelle.
Pho, Thai chicken noodle soup, chicken & butter bean stew, squash soup with buttery bread, crispy duck breast salad with some crispy potatoes, roasted carrot & black bean tacos, veggie heuvos rancheros, bean chilli (w/ cheese & sour cream) . . That's been my recent rotation.
If I want to go big on my steak portion, I side it with salad or (because of the season) roasted parmesan squash. I don't dress my salads right now, other than with lemon/lime juice, salt, pepper or parmesan. Maybe unthinkable for some but I've really embraced some totally undressed crunchy greens with a meal. I use parmesan the most out of all cheeses, it packs the most flavour for the smallest usage. I use olive oil spray or measure my oil (1 tbsp at most, usually I find 1/2 is plenty).
If I feel lazy or uninspired, I have some sort of protein with a load of salad and new potatoes. I make lots of curries, freeze extra portions and write the calories on them so I can grab them. I cut caesar dressing with Greek yoghurt as well to make it go further.
I mostly eat lighter breakfast (if any) and lunch, enough to keep me going through a day of teaching. I usually chuck protein powder in a big bowl of porridge with frozen fruit and almond milk, boiled eggs and lots of veggies, a few rashers of really crispy bacon, fruit and a protein shake.. Something for around 400 cals with a good amount of protein to keep me going.
It might not work for everyone but it's been excellent for me. Haven't "fallen off the wagon" in 4 months and still enjoy food every day.
Had breakfast for dinner. Eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, toast.
Got Taco Bell delivered
Lamb chops, roast green beans and wine
Alfredo with homemade sauce and garlic cheese bread.
Emerald Dahl! It wasn’t a simple dish to make and made a lot of dishes since it was our first time making it, but it tasted great!
Made pie crust, lead to chicken pot pie then I had apples about to go bad so I made a Dutch apple pie and then I had leftover apples so now I'm finishing up an apple crisp. ADHD cooking at its finest.
Manicotti. I used leftover tomato sauce from meatballs of a few days ago, but filled them with the cheese and vegetable filling from *The Joy of Cooking.* Ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, spinach, pancetta, onions, basil, garlic, pine nuts, one egg. Fill tube, cover with sauce, top with more mozzarella and Parmesan, bake covered at 350 for a half hour, then uncover and switch on the broiler for 3 - 5m until the top browns a bit.
Pasta e fagioli, side salad & cheesy garlic bread!
Grilled chicken breasts, pierogies and steamed corn.
I made a huge pot of creamy sausage and potato soup. Think Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana but better. It’s my son’s 13th birthday. Told him we could go out. Nope, he wanted to stay home and have soup. We will be eating leftovers for days.
Sounds really good and also like a great family birthday celebration.
Worked late so grilled cheese and a Caesar salad.
Also ordered takeout :) blackened tilapia
I needed something quick and easy, so egg casserole.
My version is a layer of potatoes, I use crispy crowns ( mini tater tots) then a layer of sausage, cheese, and then I pour over beaten seasoned eggs. Cooks in about 30 minutes, serve with fruit salad, and vegetables
Thank you :)
I can give you more specific instructions if you'd like!
Grease 9x13 pan, lay crispy crowns Evelyn along bottom. Preheat oven to 425, and cook crispy crowns for about 15 minutes. While they are cooking, brown 1lb breakfast sausage. Beat 10 eggs and about 3/4-1 cup of milk, along with seasoning of choice. I use salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, as well as Cajun seasoning and a dash of oregano.
Then layer the sausage, cheese and eggs over the potatoes. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown on the sides.
That’s kind of you :) sounds like it feeds a crowd
We are a busy family, so this is good for a few nights of dinner when we have practices/school things. Not fancy, but I don't have time for fancy on weeknights! I save my complicated and fancy stuff for the weekends.
Rotisserie chicken with quinoa & roasted eggplant. So bland 😅
Veggie burger and pasta
Ribeye, baked potato, brussel sprouts and cabbage and noodles. Trying apple dump cake that's in the over right now!
Pan fried, crispy skin Arctic Char, porcini and miataki mushroom puree, asparagus and black bean saute with dill and a red wine buerre blanc. It was really good, maybe just a touch of heat needed and a touch more acid.
Creamy green chile chicken enchiladas and pinto beans yumm
Hungarian mushroom soup from Mollie Katzen's Moosewood Cookbook.
Some of the rice and beans I prepped over the weekend. I heated up a good plop, added some shredded red cabbage, green onions, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, and salsa.
A glass of red wine with it I hope...?
Actually it was a 2017 MTN DEW
Skirt steak, roast potatoes, sauteed zucchini, peppers & onions
I'll be having a steak sandwich with lettuce, peppers & onions for lunch along with the leftover zucchini tomorrow.
What I call “white people taco night,” where I resist the urge to make my own tortillas, make carnitas or grilled shrimp, and just make tacos like my mom did when I was younger: ground beef with taco seasoning, store bought tortillas, cheddar cheese, a little pico and avocado.
My dad would burn some flour tortillas, heat up canned vegetarian refried beans, cook hamburger (unseasoned because we're whwyte), shred a block of sharp Wisconsin cheddar, and rough chop lettuce and tomato to assemble tacos. I loved them as a kid and tried to recreate them a year ago and it was so gross lol. But I did like the tangy sharp cheddar with beans.
Made vegetarian lasagna rolls with green beans.
I made homemade chicken karahi!
Lamb shawarma with onion rings and a baklava (pistachio) chaser!
I made oven fried chicken Buffalo wings following Kenji recipe with ranch and a salad. Also, a beer.
Salmon ricotta tortellini, lemon cheddar cream sauce with thyme
Roasted butternut squash quesadilla
Crock pot roast beef with steamed potatoes and Brussels and gravy. Then I had some Halloween candy and some dino sours for dessert.
Then I hate some thc gummy and put on a movie in hopes of shutting my brain off and getting some sleep.
Feeling unwell so I ordered meatballs, gnocchi, and pizza. Ate about 75% of it and am now blissfully food coma'd.
We made coconut chicken curry with mango from Costco. Served it over white rice. It was actually pretty good. Would recommend
We had that too, I agree, Twas pretty dang good!
Salad with roasted delicata squash, leftover rotisserie chicken breast, spring mix, herbs, Vidalia onion Riesling dressing, salt&pepper. Wasn't great, the salad needed something more. Apple, cranberry, walnuts, a good cheese...
Pasta shells stuffed w mushrooms and cheese w creamy tomato sauce
Greek burger (burger topped with feta, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and kalamata olives), extra tomatoes and cucumber on the side, baked sweet potato, and a peach
Sounds delicious! I've always wanted to make greek burgers with bits of feta *inside them*. But otherwise exactly the same toppings.
Arby's fries, sweet potato tots, & bbq chicken tendies.All frozen & heated up on a baking sheet in the oven lol.
But last week I made a red sauce from scratch with fresh parsley & basil, mild sausage, steak. It was beautiful. And a few days ago I made a beautiful panang curry.
It's amazing how drastic the quality of my meals can be.
Grilled cheese and creamy tomato soup.
Creamy Tuscan chicken pasta with spinach!
My ten year old cooked:
Frozen Garlic bread
He still needs help with timing and draining a lot of boiling water but, he did it by himself. It’s nice to have a weekday reprieve where I don’t have to cook.
Husband roasted a chicken with celery, onion and carrot. Those cooked-in-drippings goodies became the gravy for mashed potatoes, served with roasted carrots sweetened with honey butter (roasted in a different dish).
I had red wine and we ate ice cream sandwiches while watching Squid Games for dessert.
Munched on a chunk of cheese, wiped my lips with mayonnaise and mustard. I suppose I could have done better but that is how things unfolded
Brown rice, omelette with leftover greens, and dressed microwave-steamed eggplant
Roasted chicken and oven roasted red kuri squash.
Carnitas tacos with shredded cabbage and radish!
The carnitas is the Costco stuff, makes weekday dinners really easy. I haven’t had the time to do as much weekend prep as I’d like. Plus the Costco stuff is damn good.
Chicken and noodles with mashed tators
I cut up a potato and cooked it in my coffee pot. It took 2 hours.
We had cheeseburgers with homemade pickles and tomorrow we are having butter rabbit (chicken) in the crockpot with rice
What are chicken balls? I wish OP lived near me so I could share my home cooking with them.
Rotisserie chicken, made at home, with roasted sweet potatoes, corn, and a romaine salad with cucumber, and hard boiled egg.
Chicken stir fry with broccoli and assorted bell peppers. Rice for my daughter. Extra broccoli for me.
Smoked half chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes!
a banquet chicken pot pie and haagen dazs icecream bar
I make flank steak tacos with homemade fire roasted salsa, and grilled corn and baby broccoli
Went out for dinner and had blackened tilapia and shrimp with a cheesy garlic sauce over rice. Came with mashed potatoes and broccoli cheese casserole mmm.
Shawarma, pita, hummus, lentil soup, curtido, labneh with capers and black pepper, hot sauce.
Pork loin, salt potatoes, green beans.
I had some leftover steamed rice and sauteed spinach and red onions.
Then thawed some frozen shrimp and fried them up with some garlic, chipotle powder, salt, oregano and lime juice. went over the top of the reheated rice. was pretty tasty.
Homemade Turkey and wild rice soup, with lots of corn, carrots, and a bit of Serrano pepper.
Home made creamy chicken and buttermilk dumpling soup. Chicken thighs cooked up brown in a stainless skillet. Then sauted mushrooms and onions, added in carrots and celery. Once they get soft, toss on a 1/4 cup of flour and stir until it coats. Once that browns, add in 6-8 cups of chicken stock depending on preference, simmer to thicken.
Add in a cup of heavy cream, then add the buttermilk dumplings a spoon at a time and some fresh minced parsley. Simmer covered 15 minutes. Eat. Die happy.
Orzo with aged Gouda, basil, garlic, and tomatoes. And a tiramisu from Costco. Feeling Italian tonight. Think I'll open a bottle of wine.
Embarrassing. I wasn't really hungry so instead of the veggies I was supposed to have (but didn't want to prepare at 9pm), I had a beef jerky stick and a piece of chocolate.
Ribeye steak sandwich. Toasted Dave’s bread, steak, 15 mo cheddar shredded/melted, Mayo mustered, side pickle.
Chicken taco, because it's $1 chicken taco night at a local Mexican place. Yes, I know, on Wednesdays instead of Taco Tuesdays - I dunno why they do it on Wednesday. All I know is these same tacos are normally $2.95, and they eat like a whole meal. $5 for family dinner, and the location closest to us is also drive-thru. Done and done.
I don’t cook like this every night but tonight I made a delicious butternut squash and spinach lasagna. Then I topped it with ketchup, sue me.
You’re a monster
homemade egg rolls and egg drop soup. both turned out great.
BLT sandwich and tuna nigiri. The heart wants what it wants.
Leftover hot honey shrimp po’ boy from a local brunch place. So good.
I made hamburgers and hotdogs. I love them and they are easy to throw on the grill after work.
Veg soup with cannellini beans & focaccia.
I was starving and it was delicious
Had some roasted butternut squash with sage, corn, jasmine rice, and a pork chop I marinated in gochugaru, gochujang, honey/maple syrup blend, and, a little vinegar and some sriracha. It was bomb.
Beef, potatoes, green beans & onion mushroom deglazed in Sauvignon Cabernet, with a glass of reisling on the side. 10/10 glad I put in the effort
I work with my partner, but he works more hours than I do. So whenever he is working and I am not, I swing by and bring him dinner. Tonight I brought him fried chicken over brown rice covered in a cheese sauce. And a side of sautéed zucchini and squash (with some onion, garlic and tomato)
Perogies with sauteed onions and farmer sausage.
I can’t have salt or sugar because I am currently on cortisone, so it has been kind of tricky. Today I will eat a burrito bowl, with boiled rice and beluga lentils, cherry tomatoes, peppers, avocado, baby spinach, onion, garlic, shrimp and a little tasteless cheese. It’s actually kind of good tbh.
Orecchiette w sausage and broccolini
Italian sausage and peppers with garlic roasted potatoes.
I adored my dinner last night! I tried a couple new recipes:
* **Grilled Lemon Pepper Thyme Tuna Steak** \- [https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/lemon-and-thyme-grilled-tuna/d4ca829c-b30c-464d-ab54-3969dd8264c3](https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/lemon-and-thyme-grilled-tuna/d4ca829c-b30c-464d-ab54-3969dd8264c3) So simple, but it really wowed us. I was a little tired of the usual Asian-inspired tuna. Last night I wanted an "herb" emphasis since our herb garden days are numbered, given the weather. The marinade beautifully flavored the tuna. I did serve my favorite Tartar sauce with it, but just because I needed some creamy element to the meal.
* **Herbed Cauliflower Salad** \- [https://www.inspiredtaste.net/41962/cauliflower-salad/#itr-recipe-41962](https://www.inspiredtaste.net/41962/cauliflower-salad/#itr-recipe-41962) was also a huge hit! Again, I used tons of herbs from my garden (parsley, chives, mint, and lovage). The **pickled red onions** in it are an absolute must. Now I'm obsessed with them. The recipe for them can be found in a link in the above. It also contained chickpeas.
* Basmati rice in which I put pan toasted black and white sesame seeds.
* Served with homemade iced tea steeped with fresh mint, and a Bordeaux Merlot from France.
Tonight I have in mind the following dish:
* **Duck breast with cherry port wine sauce.** [https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/seared-duck-breast-with-cherries-and-port-wine sauce](https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/seared-duck-breast-with-cherries-and-port-sauce). I will use rehydrated sour cherries instead of fresh ones. I think it will go well with mashed potatoes. Maybe a side salad using Lamb lettuce and/or leftover Cauliflower salad. Duck breast is cheap where I live in Europe.
Tomorrow I have in mind the following:
* **Geschnetzeltes with fresh Chanterelle Mushrooms** \- [https://thegirllovestoeat.com/geschnetzeltes-chanterelle-mushrooms/](https://thegirllovestoeat.com/geschnetzeltes-chanterelle-mushrooms/) It contains chicken breasts. Chanterelle mushrooms are in season where I am. Likely serve with leftover mashed potatoes or roasted potatoes and some veggie or salad.
The day before yesterday I made a **Vanocka**, which is a Czech Christmas bread. Yea, early, but I'm planning on posting the recipe on my blog for when Christmas recipe searches really take off. It has a faint sweetness with hint of lemon, vanilla, rum soaked raisins and dried cranberries, and almonds. It requires special braiding of the dough. Not the recipe that I used, but a similar one (with video, which is needed) at [http://www.czechcookbook.com/christmas-bread-vanocka/](http://www.czechcookbook.com/christmas-bread-vanocka/) Her recipes are consistently good and adapted to use American flour and measurements.
Pan fried pork chop, mashed taters, and some buttered peas.
Fresh caught fried crappie, fried potatoes, pinto beans and hush puppies