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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    I ended up with the sirloin tips, baked potato and beets.
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    Dinner tonight will be leftovers. They can choose from eggplant parm, zucchini gratin (from Friday), and what I'm calling Mexican Sloppy Joes (from last night...I seasoned the mixture with Berbere and Adobe Lime Rub, plus the usual suspects). Plus fresh corn on the cob :-)

    And today was CSA day! So far, I've baked the beets (they're cooling, and then I can remove the skin and slice them), blanched and froze the broccoli, and sliced the cukes into spears (they're happily sitting in the fridge in their salt and ice so that I can make pickles tomorrow). I've also made a pound of sausage (I buy ground pork and then season it how I want), which we'll have tomorrow or Tuesday.

    The rest of today's take: Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, onions, carrots, peppers, and eggs.
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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    Last night was shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta (it was my husband's birthday).

    Tonight was BLAT salad (bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado).

    I've been eating the beets for breakfast with my egg :-)
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    I sometimes enjoy coming into this thread solely because I get to read about food, and like all posts that give me pleasant visions.

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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    I don't know yet ... I am going grocery shopping shortly.

    Today is "hot" so I may just have BLT's ... and that BLAT salad sounds pretty good too.

    I have a taste for some comfort food that would include a roast, mashed potatoes, etc. ... but cold weather comfort will come soon enough!

    ETA: ... has anyone ever breaded and fried avocado?
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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    Quote Originally Posted by echo226 View Post
    I don't know yet ... I am going grocery shopping shortly.

    Today is "hot" so I may just have BLT's ... and that BLAT salad sounds pretty good too.

    I have a taste for some comfort food that would include a roast, mashed potatoes, etc. ... but cold weather comfort will come soon enough!

    ETA: ... has anyone ever breaded and fried avocado?
    I can't envision breading and frying avocado. How would you even start?

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    ... has anyone ever breaded and fried avocado?
    I can't envision breading and frying avocado. How would you even start?
    I'm a real purist when it comes to avocado, so I can't either (envision breading/frying it).
    Even my guacamole is very simple:
    cubed ripe avocado
    a little lime juice
    some chopped cilantro
    just a tiny dash of hot sauce and salt
    Toss just enough to mix.

    I often use in-season avocado instead of butter or olive oil as a spread on toast, etc.
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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    Yeah, I can't imagine wanting to bread and fry avocado. It's perfect all by itself. I'm a purist too, Ellen. I love it just sliced or spread on things. I rarely even go as far as making guacamole!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical View Post
    Yeah, I can't imagine wanting to bread and fry avocado. It's perfect all by itself. I'm a purist too, Ellen. I love it just sliced or spread on things. I rarely even go as far as making guacamole!
    Grocery store / fast-food "guacamole" lovers usually HATE my guacamole.
    Avocado lovers, on the other hand, LOVE my minimalist guacamole.
    The secret is to get really good avocados. I get mine from the farmers' market -- in the middle, "hidden" rows.
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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    I'm a real purist when it comes to avocado, so I can't either (envision breading/frying it).
    Even my guacamole is very simple:
    • cubed ripe avocado
    • a little lime juice
    • some chopped cilantro
    • just a tiny dash of hot sauce and salt
    Toss just enough to mix.

    I often use in-season avocado instead of butter or olive oil as a spread on toast, etc.
    This is very similar to my guacamole. I grew up in Southern California and went to college in Santa Barbara so avocados were in good supply always.

    We keep it simple. I also use it in kale salad for dressing. My BLT's always include bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado spread on instead of mayo. But I've given up bread so just eat those things together in a salad now. They are so good together!
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