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  1. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Yes. I remember your advice on that, then also noticed on the package. Do they have to be refrigerated? I have 9 packages left and 4 of penne. I DO have them in my small condiments fridge at the moment.
  2. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Tried a new recipe tonight - Chicken Escabeche from Bon Appetit - Sept. 2017 It was great. Didn't have serrano pepper but I did have jalapeno. Don't like raisins, but I do like craisins. @ElsieD: My order for the Zeroodle Shirataki Rice with Oat Bran came today! I stir-fried some with egg and sesame oil, and it was good! What a nice change from cauliflower rice.
  3. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Roast pork loin with Italian seasoning. I love my home-made cranberry orange apple pecan chutney while hubby is a believer of commercial apple sauce.
  4. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Had some shrimp in the fridge that needed attention. Seasoned with salt, pepper, cornstarch and sauteed in hot pan. Finished with a grind of Habanero Lime spice. Cooled down with some salad stuff.;
  5. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Fish 2 nights in a row, but I changed it up last night, just for the "ha-la-but". Referenced Ann_T's recipe for Veal Piccata. Loved the taste, but I got too sloppy with the rou. Eaten with green beans and carrot fries. Tonight, we had a friend over for supper. She seldom cooks lamb shanks herself, so I had them for supper. I realized after that none of the shanks showed up under the blanket of coconut curry sauce, carrot, celery, and potato dumplings! Did the 6 shanks in the Instant Pot, but took Ann_T's advice and seared them first in a shallow pan.
  6. On our last evening in Seoul, we ate at the hotel restaurant. It was seafood buffet night and everything was fabulous! One of the chafing dishes had okonomiyaki topped with ...maybe bonito flakes? Under the heat lamp, these flakes were moving - waving! Kinda freaked my si-i-l and me out! The server was quit amused when I took a picture, but it was delicious...
  7. Breakfast! 2018

  8. Breakfast! 2018

    Made 24 of these breakfast egg muffins - with different filling ingredients: Buffalo Chicken with leftover store rotisserie chicken, Jalapeno Poppers, Spinach mushroom cheddar, Bacon spinach... Good to go into the freezer and fridge for quick brekies.
  9. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Seems to be $1.00 difference between west coast and prairies. I did pick up 2 lovely fillets yesterday and will enjoy them tonight (2 fish nights in a row!). Want to get a couple steaks if they are decent for steaming before they go off the flyer next week...Superstore @3.99/100g Waited in line with about 100 others yesterday, in a chilling west wind, for pickerel from the Gimli fish guy! Wasn't going to get any as I still had 4 lbs in the freezer, but brother and kids wanted some. Had the granddaughters up for play date and son joined us while d-i-l worked. Sent 2 pieces and chips home for d-i-l. She re-heated them up in the oven and said the batter was still crispy! Fish in "beer batter" -but used only soda water and double-fry chips. Dips were curry gravy, spicy or regular ketsup, tartar sauce, or malt vinegar Picked these "cones" up at Stokes, in anticipation of the kidlets...They ( 5 and 3 year olds) were happy to have their own special dishes...perfect for little hands: fish "sticks", chips, fresh vegetables
  10. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Thanks for the heads-up, @ElsieDHopped onto it and got 10 pkgs of the rice and some penne ordered! I also love the free shipping after $35.00!
  11. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Roast chicken, asparagus, turnip, carrot...
  12. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @ElsieD: It's House Foods - sold at Safeway. I've been trying to get the Zerooles brand but both my suppliers are "Out of Stock or Sold Out"! I keep checking their sites every morning. One of these days!
  13. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Bolognese over Shirataki Fettuccini noodles
  14. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    First Catch of the Season Halibut at Sobeys this week...$4.99 / 100 g...Kill me already but indulge I will... And baby pickerel from the Gimli guy increased from $8.00 to $9.00 / lb...
  15. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Had picked up a boneless lamb shoulder bundle and got to cook it for Easter dinner for two. Decided to not roast it. Cut the chunk into large pieces, and did a cumin stir-fry. Eaten with a piece of roti and roasted cauliflower. Plenty left over, so two portions were shared with friends who are sole lamb eaters in their families. Still had enough for another meal last night for us. It's a nice change up from the usual roast, or grilled, or coconut curry. Rice would have been lovely, especially the slightly sticky short grain we had been eating on our Asia trip. However...trying to reduce carbs yet again!
  16. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Starting to get my mojo back from jet-lag. Granddaughters spent the afternoon, and fulfilling their requests for supper kept me going! Char siu ribs Shrimp Chow Mein
  17. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Been away travelling (Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Korea) since March 6 and just got home last night. Re-stocked the fridge with lots of vegetables, cheese, a boneless lamb shoulder (reduced $5.00), a couple of sirloin steaks (reduced $5.00), 2 ribs roasts on sale @$4.77 / lb! and some other protein, but all I could muster was a family favourite - comfort food. It was quite a contrast to our last dinner in our hotel in Seoul. Mac & Cheese moat with creamed salmon and corn Seafood Buffet at Ibis in Style Hotel, Seoul, Korea The first plate from 11 o'clock: Deep fried Shepherd's Purse and Deodeok, Deep fried Cereal-coated Shrimp, grilled onion, 5-spice Pork Belly, stuffed Squid, Butter Braised Abalone, grilled beeg shortribs, sushi stuffed with kimchi, and another sushi wrapped with moss-like nori. The abalone was fabulous! It's been many years since I'ce had fresh abalone. I ate FOUR! Other options were clam and beef tendon soup; rice noodle soup with baby octopus, mussels, clams, shrimp, and scallops; shrimp in cream sauce; chili clams salad, Singapore Spicy Crab, and on and on.
  18. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    The Last supper...at home... Might be called a "3-P Dinner: Pickerel, Peas, and Pattie! Drizzled with mango-chili sauce on the fish and spicy ketsup on the tater pattie We should be getting lots of different and fresh seafood where we are going!
  19. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Trying to get stuff in the fridge used up before we head off for another Asian trip. Picked up a pack of 2 thick boneless pork sirloin chops at Safeway - 50% off with 2 days before "Use before date". Brushed with mayo and coated with Creole seasoned Panko crumbs. The chops were 1.5 inch thick, so I started them on the stove then into the oven to finish. Sauteed some mushrooms, and had some of the orange/cranberry/apple/pecan chutney I made at Xmas. Totally off the low-carb wagon! Hope the walking, climbing on our trip will work that off. Had pulled out a "Chuck Bottom Blade" roast but we're not really pot roast fans. So it was cut into big chunks, added Penang curry paste, fresh lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, carrots and celery for a curry. Threw in some green beans also that had been languishing in the fridge. After sauteeing, added coconut milk, and it was ready in 50 minutes in the Instant Pot. The meat was tender but still a bit of chew on the gristly part. The beans basically melted except for a few! Eaten with a roti (which should have been rice or naan!)
  20. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    You've downloaded the one I used...Indian Instant Pot Cookbook by Uravashi Pitre
  21. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Chicken Korma from Indian Instant Pot cookbook. Having all the necessary spices and other ingredients, the dish was easy to put together. Loved the aroma, the full-bodied flavours, and the bit of delayed heat. Eaten with basmati rice cooked with cumin seeds and the green cardamom, cauliflower and peas, and a"salad" of avocado, tomato, and radishes. Kitchen still smells lovely!
  22. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @Ann_T: Whole meal = Thing of Beauty!
  23. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    With balmy temperatures of -7C yesterday, we finally took down all the outdoor Xmas decorations now that CNY's Day has been celebrated! Supper was also a "take down" of leftovers and the vegetable crisper: The leftover strip loin au poivre over sauteed yu choy And tofu, eggplant, green bell pepper in Toban sauce (Sechuan spicy bean sauce) Dessert was cherry pie - without ice-cream 'cos we're on a diet!
  24. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Well seasoned with grinds of black pepper - Strip loin grilled on top of stove and finished in oven. Made some green peppercorn gravy for dipping. Eaten with stir-fried snap peas, asparagus, and bell pepper and carrot fries.