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It's What We Had for Dinner

Today has been rather strange. Hubby has been home more than usual, so he was around when I was cooking dinner and we actually had an early dinner together before he left to do an errand. I like to cook when radio programs I like to listen to are on, and this morning that meant he was trying to occupy the space where I was trying to chop vegetables when normally he would have left for the other house. I have never understood why when I think he's through with his morning kitchen routines and I come in to work there, he suddenly appears and wants to work exactly where I'm needing to be.

The plan was that I would spend the time from 11 to noon chopping veggies for the stirfry dish. Then I would do computer work until 12:36 when the next program I wanted to listen to came on. I was planning to assemble and cook the dish during that time. I pretty well knew if Hubby was there while I was cooking, he would stick around to eat.

The recipe itself was another of my dump recipes. I had frozen about a pound of Thanksgiving turkey breast meat, which I had cut into cubes, and I thawed it yesterday to use today. I cut a large onion, half a green pepper and a whole red pepper and yellow pepper into bite size pieces. I cooked the onion for about three minutes in a large skillet with olive oil over medium heat and then added the peppers and cooked until they were almost tender crisp, stirring all the while. I sprinkled with soy sauce, added the cooked turkey cubes, and sprinkled toasted slivered almonds on top.

When it was all heated through, I served it over hot brown rice. Hubby had a sliced watermelon radish with his, and I had a tangerine with mine. I have enough left over for one more meal for the two of us.

What did you cook today?

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valmnz wrote on February 19, 2015, 9:42 PM

looks and sounds yummy. it's a hot Friday afternoon here and tonight I'm cooking a seafood marinara later.

Feisty56 wrote on February 19, 2015, 9:48 PM

That sounds tasty to me and certainly simple enough to prepare. Cooked cabbage and smoked sausage was the meal here, heavy on the cabbage. : )

BarbRad wrote on February 19, 2015, 10:34 PM

Friday? It' still Thursday evening here. But it sounds like you will also be eating well.

BarbRad wrote on February 19, 2015, 10:35 PM

Both of those food are on our avoid list, though I love cabbage. Sounds good.

MommyCharm wrote on February 19, 2015, 10:45 PM

Yesterday was my hubby's and I's rest day from work and I cooked pork sinigang (Filipino dish that has a tamarind soup). For dinner we only had oats since we're trying to live on a healthier diet. lol :)

JeanC wrote on February 19, 2015, 11:09 PM

Made homemade cheeseburger hamburger helper. Something nice and simple. I used pre-cooked hamburger crumbles to cut cooking time way down. Definitely a lot better than the boxed stuff.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 19, 2015, 11:26 PM

That looks and sounds good. I was lazy and popped a couple of frozen pizzas in the oven

RonElFran wrote on February 19, 2015, 11:47 PM

That term "dump recipe" is very descriptive. I think my wife does that sometimes. She'll take whatever is at hand and creatively make a unique meal out of it.

BarbRad wrote on February 19, 2015, 11:56 PM

I've never had oats for dinner. Just for breakfast or in desserts.

BarbRad wrote on February 19, 2015, 11:57 PM

I normally brown a lot of ground beef or cook a lot of beef patties at once and freeze what I can't use within a week. It saves a lot of time.

BarbRad wrote on February 19, 2015, 11:58 PM

I did the frozen pizza thing a couple of days ago.

BarbRad wrote on February 19, 2015, 11:59 PM

It took me many years of marriage to learn I could cook without using a recipe.

JeanC wrote on February 20, 2015, 12:09 AM

Oh yeah, esp burger patties. I sometimes fire up the gas grill in the fall and cook a big batch on that so we can have a chargrilled burger some cold work night :)

snerfu wrote on February 20, 2015, 8:02 AM

That sounds like a lovely meal. I had rice and curry like always.

scheng1 wrote on February 20, 2015, 8:27 AM

Both of you have very good eating habit. I think both of you must be very healthy.

peachpurple wrote on February 20, 2015, 11:57 AM

we had stir fry kangkong, tom yum soup with yong tau foo and stir fry brocolli

BarbRad wrote on February 20, 2015, 1:35 PM

I normally have cold pre-broiled chicken strips with a quarter of an apple, something crispy like chips, and something green if I have it. Then I have my homemade soup with lots of veggies when it's colder at night.

BarbRad wrote on February 20, 2015, 1:36 PM

Too often I"m too lazy to cook and fall back on doctored frozen pizza and some apple.

BarbRad wrote on February 20, 2015, 1:37 PM

I'm not sure what's in all that, except for the stir fry broccoli, but it sounds healthy.

AliCanary wrote on February 20, 2015, 4:32 PM

Isn't it funny how much we love them, and yet we're just as happy when they leave us alone? I love my husband dearly, but I'm delighted when he leaves for the gym or to go to work. I know he enjoys watching TV without my input, as well, lol

LilyDay wrote on February 21, 2015, 1:11 PM

Last evening, I made a nice tempeh and root vegetable dish in the crockpot with a healthy dose of vindaloo seasoning.

This evening, I am planning to make whole wheat wraps filled with plenty of veggies. I am also having the boyfriend bring in some good potato salad and vegan cupcakes from a local place. I will likely plate the potato salad on some kale and, maybe, shave some extra carrot over it.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 22, 2015, 3:46 AM

Looks good emoticon :smile: and pretty easy to make. Now, I'm feeling hungry. Better find something to eat.

BarbRad wrote on February 22, 2015, 5:02 PM

I just wish mine enjoyed TV without sound, LOL.

BarbRad wrote on February 22, 2015, 5:03 PM

Sounds very healthy.

BarbRad wrote on February 22, 2015, 5:04 PM

We are eating it as leftovers today.

AudreyHowitt wrote on February 24, 2015, 5:08 PM

Ah this sounds yummy! Today is one of those 14 hour days for me--so by the time I get home--probably no cooking---

LilyDay wrote on February 25, 2015, 10:24 AM

Fairly so. That is how we routinely eat--lots of fresh, local veggies and fruit (more so the former than the latter) and whole grains.