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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2017, 10:03:04 AM »

 Wow, now I know we are settled in. We have an actual pet in the house again.  :D


Congratulations!  A pet makes a house a home!  ;D.    We are of course going to need pics of (not) Jamie!    ;D
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2017, 01:03:20 PM »
When I came home from band practise late last night, my hubby handed me a gorgeous homemade veggie pizza and salad, both made with homegrown veg.    [smiley=smitten.gif]
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2017, 01:43:07 PM »
I was wrong about the bagels last night, my wife was keen to cook and made a French recipe with spinach, bechemel and lasagna sheets.  Like lasagna but without tomato sauce. 

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2017, 04:18:44 PM »
Oh, I've got the old grating from the top of my reptile tank over half the bin, so he's getting plenty of air (never actually had reptiles, used the grating in S.D. in the summer when the heat in the room made it necessary to not have a lid on my tropical fish tank because the water got too warm).  He would definitely squeeze between the oven rack rows, easy. They are escape artists. Fortunately, they can't really jump, and the bin lid is well higher than his abilities. And the inside of the bin is straight up/down walls with no lips or ledges, so he's good.  As time permits I will go get some window screening, and cut around the interior of the lid, and then duct-tape the screen down so the entire top of the bin is air-permeable.  But not to worry, he's in no danger of suffocation as it is. And he has lots of room now and has been entertaining himself with  burrowing in the bedding.

I'm afraid I just spent a ridiculous amount of money on hamster supplies, and he's not even mine. ::)  Ok, he's terminally cute and I'm a pushover for little button eyes and twitchy whiskers. And pretty brave for a hamster. Will figure out how to get a photo taken and post it as soon as I can.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2017, 04:29:52 PM »
What brave things has he done ?

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2017, 06:19:47 PM »
What brave things has he done ?

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2017, 06:37:33 PM »
Currently cooking chili and cornbread. Chili will be good, cornbread will be an interesting texture. This is the first time I've done it from scratch because back home I always used a mix. But I threw in some jalapenos so it'll have a good flavor at least...
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2017, 07:10:37 PM »
I've got you all beat in dinner tonight. Myself I wasn't hungry, but my daughter was having one of her 'hunger days' so she's literally had turkey nuggets, veg, onion rings, tomato soup, a piece of bread and some fruit salad.

 Major creativity on my end ;)

I'll be making homemade chicken and dumplings tomorrow night :D


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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2017, 08:02:37 PM »
I just found what I think are potato & cheese pierogi at Tesco, and I've never had the will to make my own.  So I ordered two packets (2 for £2) and am giving it a go.  Unfortunately, they don't get here 'til tomorrow because online shopping.  But if these are anything like the ones I used to get in Cleveland, I'm going to be happy.   :P
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2017, 08:15:21 PM »
He would definitely squeeze between the oven rack rows, easy. They are escape artists. .

Yeah, hamsters can go almost all the way flat!   ;D

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2017, 08:37:31 PM »
Currently cooking chili and cornbread. Chili will be good, cornbread will be an interesting texture. This is the first time I've done it from scratch because back home I always used a mix. But I threw in some jalapenos so it'll have a good flavor at least...

haha crazy coincidence! I just made cornbread muffins tonight for tomorrow because we are having BBQ pulled pork shoulder from M&S tomorrow night and I wanted a bit of cornbread to go with it and muffins just seem to cook better in my oven. The recipe I found came out great (but definitely not as good as yours sounds as I didn't add any jalapeno or anything).

This was the recipe I used (I couldn't upload the picture here for some reason so I'm just sharing the link to where I saved the pic/recipe) http://f00dp0rnomnomnom.tumblr.com/post/165053605999/made-this-cornbread-muffin-recipe
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2017, 08:39:51 PM »
I just found what I think are potato & cheese pierogi at Tesco, and I've never had the will to make my own.  So I ordered two packets (2 for £2) and am giving it a go.  Unfortunately, they don't get here 'til tomorrow because online shopping.  But if these are anything like the ones I used to get in Cleveland, I'm going to be happy.   :P

My coworker made us 4 different types of Pierogi and they were incredible! I think one was potato and cheese. There was also a spinach and cheese I think and it was so good.
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2017, 09:00:30 PM »
My coworker made us 4 different types of Pierogi and they were incredible! I think one was potato and cheese. There was also a spinach and cheese I think and it was so good.

I only ever used to get potato ones.  In the "rust belt" part of the US, they're easy to find ready-made in the freezer section of the supermarket, but I grew up in California, Texas and Arkansas, so I only discovered pierogi in my grad school days in Cleveland.  My roommate bought some and introduced me to them.  And that was such a cruel thing for her to do because I loved them.  And then I went home.  :P
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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2017, 10:29:47 PM »
I just found what I think are potato & cheese pierogi at Tesco, and I've never had the will to make my own.  So I ordered two packets (2 for £2) and am giving it a go.  Unfortunately, they don't get here 'til tomorrow because online shopping.  But if these are anything like the ones I used to get in Cleveland, I'm going to be happy.   
My Tesco has a new Polish range. I bought the mushroom and cabbage pierogies and they were good. I usually just buy them at the Polish shop. I LOVE my local Polish shop! I'm trying to shop there more since they are a local small business and owned by a lovely couple.

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Re: What's for dinner?
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2017, 12:35:04 AM »
My Tesco has a new Polish range. I bought the mushroom and cabbage pierogies and they were good. I usually just buy them at the Polish shop. I LOVE my local Polish shop! I'm trying to shop there more since they are a local small business and owned by a lovely couple.


My Tesco have an ever-expanding Polish selection, and every time I try something new, I wonder again if I might actually be of Polish descent.  I don't think there's anything I haven't liked yet.  But the things I bought were classed as "dumplings" by Tesco, and the photo of the product is terribly blurry, so I don't actually know what I'm getting  (this is the item) .  Wish me luck!  (Or if you've had this product line, feel free to reassure me.  I've got £2 on the line, here.)
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