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  • What's For Dinner? Family & Home
  • Welcome one and all :) This is a forum for recipes and ideas that are family friendly and the budget conscious as we share some of our family favorites and new recipes that are often requested.

    If time allows, please do share or try one recipe a week. If...  more
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  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Ground Lamb Soup
    August 20, 2017

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    • Mon at 7:59 AM
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    Vegetable Soup - this was the foundation we used for the vegetable soup pictured below, but I think you can really use any veggies you may have around. We also used vegetable soup stock instead of water, and a bit of beef broth base, and pureed chipotle f...
    • August 16
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: I think cooking doesn't have to be complicated, unless we make it so :).We made this vegetable soup, which is now simmering on the stove and smelling great, kind of off a recipe, but really, we just kind of looked at the ingredients, threw in a bunch of o...  more
    • August 16
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    CHRIS DECKER

    Cooking in my crockpot now : Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna Soup
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    • August 1
  • Chris Decker
    Chris Decker: Cooking in my crockpot now : Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna Soup
     

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    • July 29
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    FAMILY FAVORITE...MEXICAN SPAGHETTI

    1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 lb Velveeta cheese, regular or Mexican...  more
    • July 19
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: We actually try to be better than this, but hey, ice is important, too ;)!
    • July 1
  • Sandra Colby
    Sandra Colby: I HAVEN'T BEEN HERE IN QUITE A WHILE, I WENT TO ALDI'S AGAIN YESTERDAY, I GOT ANOTHER ROAST ,WHEN WE GOT HOME I PUT IT IN MY SLOW COOKER, I CHOPPED UP CARROTS, JUNE PEAS, POTATOES, AND 5 SMALL ONIONS, LET IT COOK, IN 4 HOURS, WE HAD A MEAL FIT FOR A HUNGR...  more
    • June 23
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas: WHAT'S FOR DINNER at our table tonight is Navy Bean soup ...With the hotter weather our family is eating lighter meals ...Looking for options with protein and filling :) Have a great week everyone...Stop by and post a picture or two of your summer meals.....  more
    • June 19
    • Carolyn  Douglas
      Dion Todd It is amazing how well dishes with just beans or potatoes can taste with a little love. Be blessed!
    • Carolyn  Douglas
      Carolyn Douglas When planning meals I double the recipe so that it lasts for two days...I will serve this dish on rice today to change it up a little :) Thankful for my mother and two grandmothers who showed me how to cook on a budget and still provide hearty meals...Has...  more
      • June 20
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    HOME MADE HEARTY TRAIL MIX...

    This makes great gifts for any event and for family get togethers
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    • June 19
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Jay Donovan, right after I replied to you, I happened to see this recipe in one of our local magazines, in an article titled "Comfort Food: Top Chefs present 7 recipes every SC cook must know". It sounds tasty to me, so posting it for ya to cons...  more
    • June 15
  • Jay Donovan
    Jay Donovan: Anyone have a great recipe for homemade Mac n cheese? I could really use it.
    • June 15
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    • Jay Donovan
      Sylvia Todd lol, it's kind of embarrassing to say, but I've always had a soft spot for Kraft Mac 'n Cheese, though I know it's fake cheese and bad for you ;). What I do (though I haven't done it for a long time, 'cause I'm trying to be healthier ;)) is melt a bunch o...  more
    • Jay Donovan
      Maureen Germain that's so weird I love Kraft mac and cheese too lol. I could eat the whole box by myself! I don't eat many carbs now a days though but every once in a while, it has to be Kraft Sylvia :)
    • Jay Donovan
      Maureen Germain http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/course/dinner-recipes/top-10-mac-cheese-recipes
    • Jay Donovan
      Sylvia Todd Haha, Moe, I have mostly been "off the wagon" this month, but yeah, there's just something that seems like "home" about Kraft ;). I think that is largely because we fended for ourselves a lot growing up, but still :D.
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    Sounds wonderful, Carolyn, quiche is such a nice option for something tasty and re-beatable :)!
    • June 12
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    Will be making this week :) So sharing with all of you for your meal planning or new ideas to liven up your menu!!

    Easy Ham Quiche
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    • June 12
  • Carol  Pady
    Carol Pady:
    5 Quick And Easy Ground Beef Dinners So Delicious, You'll Have To Make Double
    • June 11
  • Atooba Abiodun
    Atooba Abiodun joined the group What's For Dinner?
    • June 5
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    • Atooba Abiodun
      Carolyn Douglas Welcome Atooba to WHAT'S FOR DINNER where we come together to share recipes and other helpful info to your meal time experience :) Our recipes are archived in DISCUSSION PAGES under several categories. We hope that you share a few of your favorites with u...  more
      • June 5
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Do you like milk with your dinner or any meal? How about Almond Milk? Do you want that to be Low Carb? Then you need to choose Blue Diamond, they are a trusted brand and tast the best but, read the lable. I chose the Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend, it i...  more
    Unsweetened Original Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend - Almond Breeze
    • June 5
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    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd We like Almond Milk, too! Dion drinks it more than I do, because he likes protein shakes (I do well just to try to get enough water :)). Coconut blend sounds tasty!
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea The coconut is not overbearing, just enough to say, this takes like it has coconut in it. You were just saying you wanted to get in some more potassium, this might be a good way. Try 1/2 cup in the morning, 1/2 in the evening . That web page has recipes o...  more
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd True, half a cup wouldn't be too bad, and yes, it would help with the potassium :)!
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    LESLIE McLEA ...LAMB MEATBALLS

    These are Lamb meat balls. I used 1/4 cup Chia Seeds to hold them together. No eggs, No bread crumbs. I added Rosemary, Oregano, Basil and grated fresh giant garlic. Use cook them on 350 for about an hour. Serve with what...
    • June 4
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    LESLIE McLEA

    Do you like Pork Rinds? Well this recipe is for you then. In a large glass pan, like 13x11. You do not need any oil with this. You will need 1 large bag of plain pork rinds ( NO CARBS this is why I used these) . 1 lb of mild ground sausage...
    • June 4
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Do you like Pork Rinds? Well this recipe is for you then. In a large glass pan, like 13x11. You do not need any oil with this. You will need 1 large bag of plain pork rinds ( NO CARBS this is why I used these) . 1 lb of mild ground sausage, cooked. 2 cups...  more
    • June 4
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: These are Lamb meat balls. I used 1/4 cup Chia Seeds to hold them together. No eggs, No bread crumbs. I added Rosemary, Oregano, Basil and grated fresh giant garlic. Use cook them on 350 for about an hour. Serve with what ever you like or just eat them pl...  more
    • June 4
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    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd Ooh, nice, Leslie! I wonder if any seeds would work (though Chia seeds are an excellent idea). I've been thinking about getting some more potassium and believe I read that flax seeds are a good source of that.
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea Yes, flax seeds would work too, but I would get the ground ones. The whole seeds, are harder to digest, and not sure how whole would work in binding. The chai seeds expand when they have moisture, or fat in the case of these meat balls. GIve it a try, you...  more
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd Aha good thought! We also hate getting little things like that in our teeth :)
    • Leslie McLea
      Carolyn Douglas I like meat balls for quick lunch or snack ideas...have never tried lamb so this a good idea to try :) Thank you for the healthier options to swap out for other ingredients Leslie!!
  • Carol  Pady
    Carol Pady:
    Low Carb Fruit Smoothie Recipes & More | Atkins | Atkins
    • June 3
    • Sylvia Todd and Carolyn Douglas like this.
    • Carol  Pady
      Carolyn Douglas Blending fruit into a cool and satisfying drink is just the ticket for Summer especially after a day in the sun and fun!! Thank you for sharing with all of us Carol :) Appreciate your additions to our group...
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Not sure yet, Asher is playing with dinner, and just had to put a face on it. This is the Lamb you see in the photo before this one, I just had to share the giggle. 
    • June 2
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: These are Portabellow mushroom caps filled with 1 lb of ground lamb split into 4 sections. We put lots of spices in the meat mixture. The white round things you see are little round cheeses. There is also sliced portabello mushrooms in the pan to go with ...  more
    • June 2
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas: WHAT'S FOR DINNER at our house is left over baked chicken served with pasta salad garnished with parsley grown on our balcony...Trying to think of nutritious healthful ideas for the family who are enjoying the sun and the fun of Summer ...and when time ma...  more
    • May 31
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    Sounds wonderful, Carolyn, we like any kind of cheesy soup :)!
     
    Carolyn Douglas said: HAM AND CHEESY SOUP ...Great idea for a lighter Summer meal...serve with salad or fresh bread/cornbread 1 leek (sliced thin) 1 onion (minced) 8 T butter (divided...
    • May 31
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    HAM AND CHEESY SOUP ...Great idea for a lighter Summer meal...serve with salad or fresh bread/cornbread


    1 leek (sliced thin)...  more
    • May 31
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Calzone: pizza enclosed in its own pocket of dough. This is a dish I have never especially cared for, at least in the forms I've tried it in the past, which were some heat-lamped junk from the mall (hey, I was a teenager ;)). Last week though, we were hel...  more
    • May 20
    • Sylvia Todd
      Carolyn Douglas I love fellowship gathered around small groups and family sharing laughs,food, and creating memories. We don't do enough of that these days. We need more face to face communication instead of hours of tech. Having sporadic rich food is good from time to t...  more
    • Sylvia Todd
      Sylvia Todd Indeed, I think both types of fellowship are a valuable part of life :)! I mostly try to eat pretty healthy in life, so would also love any posts on your healthy eating practices <3!
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    We love a good bowl of chili! It is one of the most warming and satisfying things :). Now I'm hungry, lol :D!
     
    Carolyn Douglas said: CLASS A CHILI ...I feel a chili cookoff coming :) 1 pound boneless chuck or sirloin or venison if available, cut i...
    • May 19
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    CLASS A CHILI ...I feel a chili cookoff coming :)

    1 pound boneless chuck or sirloin or venison if available, cut into cubes
    1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce...  more
    • May 19
  • Tracey Partridge
    Tracey Partridge joined the group What's For Dinner?
    • May 18
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    • Tracey Partridge
      Carolyn Douglas Welcome Tracey to WHAT'S FOR DINNER where we come together to share recipes and other helpful info to your meal time experience :) Our recipes are archived in DISCUSSION PAGES under several categories. We hope that you share a few of your favorites with u...  more
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: I'm not 100% sure about this list, but I think it's an interesting thought for those of us who may not cook quite as much as we could, to come up with a standard list of ingredients that would allow us to easily cook, instead of being tempted to eat out o...  more
    Smart Supermarket Shopping: International Inspiration : Recipes and Cooking : Food Network | Food Network
    • May 17
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    • Sylvia Todd
      Sylvia Todd That is so true, Carolyn! We like to read the ingredients whenever we come across packaged foods, and it's really rather horrifying what they put in there! Just the sodium alone is scary!
    • Sylvia Todd
      Carolyn Douglas Saw a documentary about all the additives and preservatives a while back and they said we are eating not food but substance made to taste like food ...I ordered a hamburger from a popular brand and the meat had filler of some kind that tasted like sawdust...  more
    • Sylvia Todd
      Sylvia Todd Ugh, sounds awful! One of our food goals one day is to get our own professional strength meat grinder. Not only does it taste better, we can know what it's made of :D. We have a hand crank one, but it's crazy difficult to get through the fatty portions :).
      • May 18
    • Sylvia Todd
      Carolyn Douglas My mother had one and it was a workout!! But if we buy as fresh as we can afford and cook from basics ...I can't help but think its got to be healthier...and we need to educate our children and grandchildren as well
    • Sylvia Todd
      Sylvia Todd Agreed, Carolyn, amen <3!
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    That sounds delicious, Carolyn! I've always loved the word "Etoufee" even though I didn't always know what it meant :D
    Carolyn Douglas said: CHICKEN ETOUFEE (For our Cajun lovers out there) 2 T oil cayenne to taste salt & pepper 1 1/2 C flour 2 lb. chick...
    • May 17
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    CHICKEN ETOUFEE (For our Cajun lovers out there)

    2 T oil
    cayenne to taste...  more
    • May 16
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    • Carolyn  Douglas
      Flo Romero HI I'm a true Cajun from south Louisiana this sounds more like Chicken Stew . Which is delicious doesn't matter what you call it especially if you add dumplings. Right now is crawfish season and lots of crawfish etoufee is being cooked.
      • May 21
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    DAVID AND DIANNA WYLES

    Easy Peasy Peanut butter fudge
    1Pk White chocolate bark or chips ...  more
    • May 5
  • David and Dianna Wyles
    David and Dianna Wyles: Easy Peasy Peanut butter fudge
    1Pk White chocolate bark or chips
    3-4TBL Creamy Peanut Butter
    1tsp Butter ...  more
    • May 4
  • Dion Todd
    Dion Todd: Smoked Brisket with Sweet Sylvia. #happycamper
    • May 1
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Breaking a fast with some eggs Benedict on a croissant :). Note, this isn't actually the recommended way to do that, but nevertheless ;-)
    • May 1
  • Carol  Pady
    Carol Pady:
    Mexican Recipes - Allrecipes.com
    • May 1
  • Carolyn  Douglas
    Carolyn Douglas replied to a topic in the group What's For Dinner?:
    JULIE SCHNEIDER

    Hot dog soup
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    • April 30
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    • Carolyn  Douglas
      Carolyn Douglas This is a new kind of soup ...But sounds like one that is family friendly and that children would be especially eager to dip their spoon into! Thank you for sharing Julie :)