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texdane Posted - Jan 09 2012 : 3:11:35 PM
Hi Farmgirls!

MMMmmmm, mmmm. I am making one of my favorite meals for my dd and dh tonight. Homemade Texas chili, served with fresh buttermilk cornbread baking in my cast iron skillet. Will top the chili off with cheese and sour cream, and wash it all down with fresh-brewed ice tea! It's a chilly night out, so it's a "chili" night in! Wishing I had a kitchen-full of farmgirls to share it with!

Does anyone else have anything yummy you're cooking up tonight?

Farmgirl Hugs,

Nicole

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Calicogirl Posted - Mar 27 2021 : 1:59:17 PM
Nini, that sounds amazing! I use the pesto in my lasagna (now), I baked/roasted some shrimp in it a couple of weeks ago and that was really good. As a dip for pita chips, instead of pizza sauce. Tossed with lightly steamed broccoli, red & yellow bell peppers and tortellini for a salad...lots more I'm sure :) I bet even adding it to soup would be fantastic.

Nicole, the pesto has officially made itself at home in my lasagna recipe :) Michael deemed it a Keeper and it definitely is. It just took it to a whole new level :)

Tonight is:

~Glazed Chicken Breasts. I have a jar of Apple Blossom Jelly left from a couple of years ago. To that I will add garlic, paprika, s&p, maybe a splash of balsamic vinegar. I will have to taste as I go :)
~Oven Roasted Asparagus
~Cous Cous with currants

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AndreaPA Posted - Mar 23 2021 : 08:59:38 AM
Oh my goodness Nini! That salad sounds fantastic!! I think I am making butternut squash risotto tonight. I have an easy recipe for the instapot. Finally some nice weather here in PA. Time to clean up the grill!!

Andrea
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Ninibini Posted - Mar 23 2021 : 08:12:22 AM
Dishes are my life, Nicole. I totally get it. What I hate most is the big huge pots. I have a really deep farm-type sink, but it's like doing calisthenics trying to maneuver the big pots around and trying to scrub deep inside and rinse without getting water everywhere. Ugh. Thank GOD for CJ's aprons!!! But still, SO grateful to have that sink and those pots, you know? I just tell myself lots of pots is a sign of a well-fed, happy family. I say whatever gets me through! LOL!

You girls have to teach me about pesto. I've never been big on it, but that's only probably because I haven't a clue what to do with it! LOL! My cousin makes it every year and freezes it in ice cube trays. She has given me some, but I'm ashamed to say, it's still in the freezer! Yikes!!!

Tonight we're having grilled raspberry chicken and sweet potato fries on top of BIG bowls of salads with spinach, red onion, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, multicolored peppers, fresh mandarin oranges, sliced strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, pecans, feta with raspberry dressing. My husband used to always say he felt so healthy after I made them for him! I could eat one every day for the rest of my life!!! LOL! SO good! And if it's warm enough, we might even enjoy them al fresco! Seriously!

Hugs and love,

Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

texdane Posted - Mar 18 2021 : 07:23:13 AM
Last night’s dinner was delicious! Wow I had dishes to wash - I had the stovetop, oven, air fryer AND Instapot going. Tonight I think i will make a stew of some sort. Or bolognese.

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Nicole
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texdane Posted - Mar 17 2021 : 08:11:53 AM
I agree, Nini, that almond cake sounds so good. Funny, I think the other day was “pot roast day”. We were having it, my mom was having it, my friend Susan called as she was making one, and you had one!

Sharon, that lasagna sounds delish! How did the basil pesto turn out? I still have some I made last season in the freezer.

Tonight is St. Patty’s, so I am making corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and MJ’s soda bread recipe. I need a green dessert...maybe a mint ice cream parfait or something. I am not sure yet. DD is allergic to beef so I am also making my homemade air fryer chicken tenderloin fingers. Homemade honey mustard sauce.

What’s on your table?

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
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Calicogirl Posted - Mar 16 2021 : 12:17:18 PM
Almond Cake sounds good Nini! The Pot Roast and veggies do too of course. I love Almond anything :)

Tonight is Lasagna. I am going to experiment and use Basil Pesto in one of the layers and the other layers will be my Meat Sauce. I have so much Pesto in our freezer from harvesting Basil from our garden last year, time to use it up :)

We will also have a tossed salad with the Lasagna :)

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Ninibini Posted - Mar 14 2021 : 11:24:45 AM
Slow cooked pot roast with roasted potatoes, onions and carrots, and a nice spinach salad! Hubby's having a slice of almond cake for dessert - my favorite, but I'm trying to be good! ;)

Hugs -

Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

Ninibini Posted - Mar 09 2021 : 2:57:46 PM
Pumpkin chili with homemade apple pie for my hubby.

Cindy: Oh my, does that sound divine!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Hugs,

Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

YellowRose Posted - Mar 09 2021 : 10:03:25 AM
Made a easy does it rice dish with portabella mushrooms, broccoli, shaved beef, and Asian orange sauce. The rice was the 90 second kind and left over cooked shaved beef in the freezer. All I had to saute was the mushrooms and broccoli. Broccoli I cooked to tender in the micro-wave first. Gotta say it was standing at the stove eating out of the skillet good.

FarmGirl Hugs, Sara
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Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
texdane Posted - Feb 17 2021 : 5:56:40 PM
Cindy, that sounds so good! I will keep that recipe!

I have been making a lot of good sourdough bread, and a few nights we have had just sandwiches on that yummy sourdough! I also recently made lasagna, for my husband who loves it, danish meatballs with pickled cucumber salad, and an old 90’s recipe I forgot about that is just scrumptious: Chicken Cacciatore. I also made a big pot of dried beans with sausage. Tonight was light - just some yummy potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets in the oven, roasted.



Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
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Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
Chapter Leader, CT Simpler Life Sisters
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AussieChick Posted - Feb 17 2021 : 5:18:58 PM
Here's something easy for those nights you're in a hurry. We had this last night & it's so refreshing on our hot summery nights down here in Oz:-

Thai-Style Chicken Skewers with Pickled Cucumber Salad

600g Chicken thigh fillets, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp red curry paste
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 spring onions, coarsely chopped
1 cup coarsely chopped coriander (you guys call it cilantro)
1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
2 large Lebanese cucumbers, cut into matchsticks
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tbsp caster sugar
1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce
1/4 cup peanuts, toasted, coarsely chopped

Place the chicken, curry paste, fish sauce, spring onion and 3/4 of the coriander in a food processor. Season. Process until almost smooth. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Divide into 12 portions and shape each portion around a metal or soaked bamboo skewer. Place on a plate in the fridge for 10 mins to chill.
Meanwhile, place carrot, cucumber and remaining coriander in a large bowl. Stir the vinegar and sugar in a small jug until the sugar dissolves. Drizzle over the cucumber mixture and gently toss to combine. Set aside for 10 mins to develop the flavours.
Oil or butter large frying pan. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook the skewers, turning occasionally, for 5 mins or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Cover to keep warm.
Drain cucumber mixture. Arrange on a large serving platter with the skewers, sweet chilli sauce and peanuts.



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JeanP Posted - Feb 16 2021 : 9:26:59 PM
Jambalaya, of course!!
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
Ninibini Posted - Feb 16 2021 : 12:30:09 PM
It's Shrove Tuesday! Pancake Night! A much anticipated night of pancakes and toppings galore YUM!

Hugs -

Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

JeanP Posted - Feb 14 2021 : 12:01:36 PM
VALENTINES DAY DINNER
I know it's silly, but ever since my kids were little I have had a "traditional" Valentines Day dinner. I make a heart shaped meatloaf and write my message on top with catsup. This is accompanied by pink mashed potatoes and jello salad made in a heart mold. I don't have heart shaped cake pan, but dinner finishes with a pink Valentine decorated cake. LOL Typical Italian Mama approach == good food equals love.
hugs and Happy Valentines Day,
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
AndreaPA Posted - Jan 31 2021 : 12:43:52 PM
I cheated today. Stopped at a local ice cream place that is closed for the season. They have a freezer outside with glass door. They sell home made soup by the quart. I think they had 8 different kinds. They have a cash box attached to the wall and each container has the price on it. Stuffed pepper soup was so good! Cold and busy day today so I just didn't have the energy!

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
YellowRose Posted - Jan 31 2021 : 05:31:53 AM
Today it'll be baked turkey tenderloin with potatoes, carrots, onions - seasoned with S&P, homemade garlic powder, fresh rosemary and lemon.

FarmGirl Hugs, Sara
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 2014
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
JeanP Posted - Jan 24 2021 : 6:13:55 PM
Hahahaha . . . Nicole, I'm almost embarrassed to tell you about this pie (one of our favs). Use a premade chocolate cookie pie crust. One large package of chocolate pudding made according to package directions. Pour it into the pie crust and swirl a couple of spoonsful of peanut butter through the hot filling. Add whipped cream topping. Doesn't get much simpler than that. But oh, so yummy -- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in a pie. Yum yum!!
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
YellowRose Posted - Jan 24 2021 : 06:52:12 AM
Easy does it soup today. Bison chili out of the freezer; my home canned black beans; with mushroom chicken broth that I made yesterday when I cooked Annie's chicken thighs. Let it simmer for over an hour. Very good - had it for breakfast.

FarmGirl Hugs, Sara
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 2014
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
texdane Posted - Jan 23 2021 : 4:07:37 PM
Hi Jean, that is so funny because I was going to make chicken pot pie tonight! However, we ate chicken last night (chicken fried rice), and it is 12 degrees tonight, so I went with chili and cornbread. I made chocolate chip cookies for dessert. So, saving pie day for Sunday. Tomorrow will be the chicken pot pie, seasoned with tarragon. Do you have a good Chocolate Peanut Butter swirl pie recipe you would share?

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
Farmgirl Sister #1155
Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
Chapter Leader, CT Simpler Life Sisters
Farmgirl of the Month, Jan. 2013

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JeanP Posted - Jan 22 2021 : 5:21:56 PM
I read somewhere recently that January 23-24 are "National Pie Days". So we should all have pie for dinner on those days, right. Perhaps for dinner tomorrow I'll make a Chicken Pot Pie from scratch and follow it up with either a Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl pie or maybe Lemon Meringue. Of course, if I'm feeling particularly rushed, there's always the quick and easy peasy Bisquick Impossible Pies. How about y'all?
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
AndreaPA Posted - Jan 21 2021 : 1:27:29 PM
Thank you Sara, I will try that! I do dehydrate my own garlic and also dry my herbs. Onions - well, they get chopped and put in the freezer. I will have to put the dehydrator to work!

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
texdane Posted - Jan 20 2021 : 7:34:29 PM
Hubs made danish food tonight. Very warm and comforting with beef and veggies in broth over mashed potatoes.

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
Farmgirl Sister #1155
Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
Chapter Leader, CT Simpler Life Sisters
Farmgirl of the Month, Jan. 2013

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texdane Posted - Jan 19 2021 : 5:48:01 PM
Sara-you are the best!! Thank you! I will look up my recipe and post it. You will love it. It is a veggie topped pizza but with a mayonaise/dry ranch sauce as opposed to a red sauce. It sounds bizarre but it is so delicous! I have not made it in a long time, but will soon. I especially love it in summer.

Last night’s rice bowls were a bit hit! Tonight was a simpler dinner - baked chicken, sweet potatoes, and a winter slaw with poppyseed dressing.


Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
Farmgirl Sister #1155
Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
Chapter Leader, CT Simpler Life Sisters
Farmgirl of the Month, Jan. 2013

Suburban Farmgirl Blog
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YellowRose Posted - Jan 19 2021 : 04:27:25 AM
Nicole, I'm working on the new Farm Kitchen badge and have selected mixes for my choice. Here's a recipe for dry ranch dressing I found on line.

Dry Ranch Dressing Mix

˝ cup Buttermilk Powder
1 tablespoon Onion Powder
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 tablespoon Dried Parsley
1 tablespoon Dried Dill Weed
3 teaspoons Freeze-Dried Chives
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
˝ teaspoon Black Pepper

Amazon sells dried buttermilk powder.

Please share your pizza topping recipe.



FarmGirl Hugs, Sara
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 2014
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
texdane Posted - Jan 18 2021 : 6:59:59 PM
I also would like to figure out how to make a good dried ranch dip, only because I have a delectable veggie pizza that uses that mix, but don’t buy that kind of thing anymore, either! Sara, great idea.

Your roast sounds so good, Andrea! I love a good roast, and rosemary is my favorite herb. I also like to put a bit of red wine with mine, and season with tarragon.

I made chicken in wine sauce with pasta the other night, and a side of MJF’s foccacia bread, as bread art. It was fabulous! We eat the whole thing so fast! It is hard to stop nibbling on it.

Tonight I made “bowls” with grilled chicken, rice, black beans, salsa, guac, corn, lettuces, and tortilla chips. It was filling and good, something different and used what I had on hand.

What’s on your table?

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
Farmgirl Sister #1155
Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
Chapter Leader, CT Simpler Life Sisters
Farmgirl of the Month, Jan. 2013

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