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JennRap
True Blue Farmgirl

161 Posts

Jennifer
Sonora CA
USA
161 Posts

Posted - Sep 20 2022 :  4:27:37 PM  Show Profile
I love "soup season"! I found a recipe for Olive Garden Gnocchi chicken soup and made it last night in my dutch oven! yum! It was a huge recipe, we'll have left overs for a few nights. :D

Jennifer Rapoza
California - Idaho bound in 2023! <3
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2039 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2039 Posts

Posted - Sep 20 2022 :  4:51:48 PM  Show Profile
I'm eagerly awaiting soup season but this is the week every year (now that covid is under control) that we eat out two nights in a row. Last night was anniversary 31 and tonight is DH's birthday. Last night we had Thai, tonight is Mexican.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6517 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6517 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2022 :  2:18:32 PM  Show Profile
With the cooler weather starting to come in, I am craving warm and comfort foods. Tonight I will be making sun dried tomato pasta. I love all sorts of pasta dishes but this one is a favorite of mine.

Krista
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

2179 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
2179 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2022 :  4:02:17 PM  Show Profile
since I'm on my won (sweetie and his mom are visiting family), dinner is pumpkin waffles and brown n serve sausage.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
526 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2022 :  5:31:28 PM  Show Profile
I made halushki last night and had left overs tonight. For anyone who doesn't know what that is, it's Polish.
Use a large frying pan. If you don't have one big enough, use a large pot. Slice an onion into thin strips. (half of a large onion) Cook in a little butter or oil. Shred cabbage (slice thin) and add to the onion. Put a lid on the pan. In another pot cook a bag of egg noodles.
Cook the cabbage until done, stirring now & then. Add a little water if needed but the cabbage should have enough. When the cabbage is done remove the lid. If there is any water in the pan, let it simmer a little so the water evaporates. Turn off the heat.
Add the noodles to the cabbage. Add butter & stir until it melts and everything is mixed together.
I never had a recipe for this, it was just an onion, a head of cabbage, noodles and a stick of butter (more or less). A lot of churches in my area make this. It usually has some pepper and is dripping with butter.


Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1329 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1329 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2022 :  6:25:46 PM  Show Profile
Vanessa and Andrea your dinners sound yummy!! Hubby and I had Italian chicken, rice, and green beans. Basic but oh so yummy! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6298 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6298 Posts

Posted - Oct 17 2022 :  6:40:02 PM  Show Profile
Y’all put me to shame! We are having fish tacos, yummy but not as yummy as y’all’s.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
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Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012, February 2018, September 2022
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and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple, I am Old now!!


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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2039 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2039 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2022 :  1:08:08 PM  Show Profile
After being gone to a retreat with vegetarian meals for a week I arrived home to a meal of filet mignon, sweet potatoes, and broccoli with a chocolate eclair for dessert. Love that DH of mine!

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4658 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4658 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2022 :  2:10:53 PM  Show Profile
Hi farmgirls!

Judith your dinner made my mouth water! I am trying a new recipe tonight that is a variation on what I often do this time of year. I am roasting butternut squash, yams, brusels and cranberries, finishing with a maple syrup/balsamic drizzle. Sounds good for fall. Finsh with a little sage.

To go with it, a brown sugar meatloaf with turkey meat.

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
Farmgirl Sister #1155
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6662 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6662 Posts

Posted - Nov 16 2022 :  1:38:51 PM  Show Profile
Today I went down memory lane for my lunch. I grew up in Dallas and one of my favorite places to eat was Wyatt's Cafeteria. Always got a serving of their eggplant casserole which was more like an eggplant cornbread dressing. Through the years I have tried to duplicate it but never was pleased with the results. Memories of food always seem to be better than what I can make today.

My attempt to recreate it today tasted okay but like I said, "it's never as good as I remember it." I used cornbread Stove Top Stuffing mix, chicken broth, two eggs, butter, and eggplant. I guess I will just have to keep at it till I get it right.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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Holly Love King
Farmgirl at Heart

7 Posts

Holly
LEWISBURG Tennessee
USA
7 Posts

Posted - Dec 24 2022 :  09:42:14 AM  Show Profile


Soup season is one of my favorites! I love to make my Grandmommy's beef & veggie soup. It's so simple and comforting! Just reading this post made me want some! So while my husband was about to leave for the grocery, I added the necessary ingredients to his list! Soup for Christmas Eve lunch it is - woo hoo! Thank you Farmgirl Sisters :)

The real "what's for dinner" recipe I wanted to share though is another one from my Grandmommy. It's when you can have breakfast for dinner and serve my Grandmommy's biscuits and chocolate gravy (it's a southern thing!). My Grandmommy told me it's how they afforded "dessert" during the depression. So while it may sound "off" as it did to me before I tried it, I'll tell you as she once told me...don't knock it till you try it! And once I did, I've never looked back. A biscuit just isn't a biscuit without a drizzle of chocolate gravy.

Right now, if you visit my website at hollyloveking.com you can even download the recipe, "Grandmommy's Chocolate Gravy" for FREE and read all about the story of her and her chocolate gravy when you visit

https://hollyloveking.com/farm-girl-book/ (scroll to the bottom of page)!

And should you find this post after I've stopped offering the free recipe, just email me at hollyswritelife@gmaill.com I'd be more than happy to share a little bit of my Grandmommy with you!

Christmas Eve TN hugs!


Holly Love King
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6517 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6517 Posts

Posted - Dec 26 2022 :  2:21:19 PM  Show Profile
Chocolate gravy sounds very interesting. I would definitely be willing to give it a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

I am trying a new recipe tonight. Its called no peek beef tips. I found it when I was searching for a new beef recipe. I am pretty excited to give it a try and it seems super easy and simple to make. I thought I would also make some mashed potatoes in the instant pot to go with. It will be a nice warm and hearty meal for our cold temperatures.

Krista
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

888 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
888 Posts

Posted - Dec 27 2022 :  07:23:01 AM  Show Profile
Ok, ya'll have me way to hungry now! LOL! Leftovers for us for the next few days, but then on to some new recipes for a new year.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6662 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6662 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2023 :  08:22:51 AM  Show Profile
Today it's eggplant with seasoned coating; no oil; in 400-degree oven. Served with mini meatballs in tomato sauce on top and salad.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1329 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1329 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2023 :  4:54:01 PM  Show Profile
Sara, I have a strange question…I’ve never tried eggplant…what is the flavor like? I have two in my kitchen that were a part of a box of veggies someone gave us. I found a recipe for an eggplant Parmesan dish. One of the things the recipe has you do is salt the eggplant and let it sit for 15 minutes and then flip it and salt that side and let it sit. Then you are supposed to rinse it and pat it dry. Is that normal for eggplant?

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6662 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6662 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2023 :  12:36:53 AM  Show Profile
Yes, Karen salting is normal when prepping eggplant to cook for two reasons.

Eggplant seeds can be bitter, so the salt helps with that. If the eggplant is large, I may remove the seeds.

The salt removes water from the eggplant.

The way I salt eggplant is to salt both sides at the same time and stand the slices up around a bowl, so the water drips to the bottom of the bowl. To keep the slices standing I put a smaller bowl in the middle of the larger bowl.

Eggplants are like sponges so if you are frying it the oil has to be sizzling hot when you put the eggplant in, or it will soak the oil up and you end up with an oily mess. That's why I usually cook eggplant in oven with no oil.

I peel my eggplant - I peel all veg except little potatoes. To me eggplant skins are tough. To peel or not to peel is your choice. I use a potato peeler.

Eggplants are mild in taste and do really well with tomato-based sauces.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1329 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1329 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2023 :  5:00:08 PM  Show Profile
Thank you so much, Sara! I appreciate it very much! Your methods seem much easier than what the recipe called for! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
526 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2023 :  08:29:08 AM  Show Profile
The last week of December I made gnocchi for the first time. It was a bit tricky and I don't think DH was very impressed but I thought it was really good. I think I will try something different with the ones I froze, maybe chicken broth based sauce instead of tomato.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4052 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4052 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2023 :  04:01:17 AM  Show Profile
Andrea, I found a gnocchi board, I will call it, and was going to try making it. I saved some soup recipes on pinterest.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6662 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6662 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2023 :  08:03:57 AM  Show Profile
I've only made gnocchi once and couldn't get the hang of rolling it out on a fork like I've seen on TV cooking shows. I knew that the ridges were there to trap the sauce, so I rolled the gnocchi out flat; cut it to size then pressed the tines of a fork on each piece. It worked but didn't look like traditional gnocchi. I should try making another batch with gluten-free flour.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
526 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2023 :  6:06:42 PM  Show Profile
Good luck Michele! I found the dough gets sticky real fast. I wasn't even 1/3 way through the dough and had to add flour.
Laura it is tricky. I watched Lydia's cooking show - last name starts with Bast and I can't remember how to spell it. I recorded the show and watched it a few times. I think the trick is to do it quickly. Push your thumb in the middle, pressed against the fork and roll it down the fork. I found the quicker I rolled down the fork the better they came out. I thought these were supposed to be sort of football shape but they are not really, don't worry about pushing too hard with your thumb.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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Daizy
True Blue Farmgirl

992 Posts

Daizy
Talladega Alabama
USA
992 Posts

Posted - Jan 15 2023 :  6:31:54 PM  Show Profile
Hay there.

I made homemade potato soup. It tasted so much like my Mommas.....perfect! Only thing missing was the cornbread.

Hugs,

Hugs and prayers, Daizy #1093
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6662 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6662 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2023 :  06:36:19 AM  Show Profile
Potato soup is one of my favorites.

This morning I am making potato, kale, and Great Northern Beans soup. I do all my cooking in the mornings before MS fatigue kicks in. This soup is one of the soups that I can eat on for several days. I don't like leftovers like I did in my younger days.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6662 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6662 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2023 :  07:27:38 AM  Show Profile
My sisters and I are grilling today at Bobbie's house. High of 60 so we will huddle around the gas & charcoal grills. I'm taking vegetable kabobs to grill. Also cooking smashed potatoes and eggplant in oven. I was afraid the potatoes would fall apart on the grill and didn't know how the eggplant would do. One sister is grilling hamburger patties and the other is doing vegetables.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1329 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1329 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2023 :  5:13:36 PM  Show Profile
Sounds yummy, Sara! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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