Weird Dinner

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  1. stxrus

    stxrus Friend of Leo's

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    Today was one of those days that in the real world probably wouldn’t have happened but it did
    Long story short
    “What do you want for dinner?”
    “There are two tons of leftovers in the refrigerator”
    “Good, freaking make something”

    In the real world I would have out and had something at the restaurant of my choice. Screw this attitude

    instead I grabbed left over Split Pea soup, tortillas, 5 different cheeses, some diced onion, and leftover red pasta sauce with hot Italian sausage.

    dinner was Split Pea soup and, IMHO, a killer quesadilla. Even to me it sounded very disjointed but I/we were hungry.

    For an “international” compilation I must say it came off pretty damn good

    Crazy times sometimes call for crazy measures. Tonight was one of those
     
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    Beenie weenies for me. I had been craving it all day.
     
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    improvise
    adapt
    overcome

    we've rotated our stock, so not much older than 3 days
     
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    I had to Google Beanie Weenies. Hot dogs and beans! Why didn’t ya say so? ;) Love me some of that. We had linguini fini with some of my wife’s bolognese from the freezer. I swear it tastes better the second time.
     
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    Tuna salad and toast for the ever-“selective” Mrs. Yella. Coupla big ol’-ass bbq burgers and some canned mandarin orange slices for Yella and Yella Jr.

    I would have been up for trying the OP’s combination; the multi-cultural quesadilla sounds pretty good to me.

    I tried making split pea soup once from a seasoning kit and made the mistake—never to be lived down—of adding some leftover country ham. This is some seriously salty hard ham.

    POW! Ever wonder how salt-curing preserves meats so you don’t need to refrigerate them? This experience answered that for me. You could feel yourself becoming a mineral from the inside out. I’m probably going to live forever, like a rock formation (with a high salt content).
     
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    I used to love Beanie Weenies. Just bought a few the other day - first time in about 15 years. Haven't had one yet.

    I'm eating a bowl of Frosted Flakes for dinner right now.
     
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  7. stxrus

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    There’s a ton in the pantry and the freezer but there also was a bunch of leftover that needed to be eaten. The days of running to the store at the last minute are on halt
    Usually, we are good about coming up with something but emotions are running on edge and today was one of those days. Plus I got rid of a bunch of leftovers. I write this up as a win-win
     
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    100% with you on that .... Mmmmmmmm.
    Chili is the same way, to me it tastes better after it's had 2-3 days to sit and marinate.
    Heck ...meatloaf too for that matter....made in to sandwiches.
     
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    mexicanyella,, that made me laugh
    Anything “salted” needs to be washed/rinsed in water long before you urs it
    We don’t do any bean product from a mix because of the salt problem. The last multi bean mix (probably 15 years ago) was not edible because of the saltiness

    Dried beans rule in my book. I control the seasoning
     
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    We've been working thru our current supplies now for close to 3 weeks. I guess some of us will be more creative cooks when this is all over (and, perhaps, a little fatter).

    I now know how to bake bread. Ms. darkwaters is very excited !
     
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    I do this kind of stuff all the time. Nothing goes to waste in my house.
     
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    We're pushing three weeks on the current load of groceries and will probably need to venture out and forage in the next day or two.

    Dinner last night consisted of apple sausages, blueberry pancakes from a box of mix we had in the back of the 'fridge and green beans with shallots left over from the previous night's dinner. The sausage turned out to be a nice bridge between the sweet of the pancakes and the savory of the green beans.

    The other night, Mrs. Blrfl put together a couple of cans of lentils with some barbecue sauce she whipped up. Those were an awfully good substitute for BBQ beans.
     
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    Sounds like pretty good mixture to me!

    Like a regular day around casa de durtdog.
     
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    I have been slightly cooking obsessed since the beginning of the year and one thing I have been doing consistently is making fresh bread. It really isn't that hard to make a great tasting bread. I really like the no knead recipes. I have even made fresh pita bread for the homemade falafel. Most.of the cooking has been based around different regions of the Mediterranean. My wife has been loving the results (not to mention her not having to cook)
    Stay safe and keep eating well!
     
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    I've recently discovered those variety packs with dry salami and pepperoni. Variety packs of little cheese squares and different kinds of crackers.
    That's been my dinner lately.
     
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    Yea our cooking decisions are becoming increasingly bizarre. We haven't been reduced to eating jalapeno spam from the can with our fingers...yet. =)
     
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    I go days without eating. Lost 20 pounds. Oops, 30.
     
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