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farmgirl68
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Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Aug 14 2017 :  4:41:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mmmm, doesn't know the good stuff, huh? Enjoy, it was easy to make. Especially if you're going to make for one person.

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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

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Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Aug 14 2017 :  4:51:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Zucchini Mac and Cheese

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Ingredients
1 lb zucchini (2 cups packed), shredded & not squeezed
4 oz (1 cup packed) cheddar or marble cheese, shredded
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked (I used brown rice)
3 tbsp butter, salted
3 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp milk of choice (I used almond milk)
3/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder (I added a little more and would probably add fresh next time. We're garlic nuts.)

Preparation
Cook pasta as per package instructions undercooking by a few minutes. You want pasta firm. I used brown rice pasta which cooks super fast. Drain and set aside.

In the meanwhile, preheat dutch oven or a skillet on medium heat and melt butter. Add flour slowly while whisking continuously. Add milk while whisking. Bring to a boil until a bit thickened and bubbly.

Add zucchini, stir well, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add salt and garlic powder and stir.

Add cheese and stir until it is melted. Add cooked pasta and mix well. Turn off heat. Adjust thickness with extra milk if necessary and salt to taste. Mac and cheese thickens a bit with time.


Like I said, I added onion and ground beef and tonight I added homemade tomato sauce but I don't think it NEEDS it.

Enjoy!


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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Aug 14 2017 :  6:15:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That sounds good Katie! I am going to try quinoa as I restrict carbs except for the weekend. Will likely be a bit more "mushy" but tasty nonetheless!
Will let you know!!!


"We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” – R.R.
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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

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Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  05:45:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was really surprised how good the brown rice pasta was. So good, we may make a switch! Let me know.
Sounds good, like you said, mushy but the taste will be there.


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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
546 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2017 :  06:43:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Last night I made turkey breast in our NuWave oven (love that thing!) - I buy them from Aldi, they come in a Rotisserie Chicken flavor marinade and MAN are they good! It's their Fit and Active line so healthy too! We sliced it up and ate it on our salads - had a bit of cooked bacon, avocado, feta, fresh cucumber from the deck plants, sweet onion - just YUM! I love the Fit and Active Light Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing from Aldi - can't imagine wanting the full fat version the light one is so good!

Tonight we are having chili - DH's grandpa's recipe! I had made it and frozen it a while back so I have it thawing in the fridge today to reheat when I get home - easy peasy! We like to top our chili with shredded cheese and sour cream - and for me, onions! DH is anti chunks of onion, poor man - lol
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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
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Posted - Aug 18 2017 :  06:47:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, almost forgot! Having a carry in at work today and made a couple of mini chocolate chip cheesecakes - YUM!

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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
546 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2017 :  10:21:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We smoked a brisket yesterday - turned out really good!
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
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Posted - Aug 28 2017 :  10:26:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jaime, your meals all sound so great!

I haven't been on this thread (hence the lack of date change) in a bit as we were on vacation. This weekend was fun as I had to make camping meals, first time glamping in my vintage glamper!

Tonight I am making "One Skillet Mac N Beef". It is tradition to make it on the first day of school (my mom started this with my first day of kindergarten, 1977; my daughter is in tenth grade and I still do it!). I think I will use some garden veggies for a good salad on the side.



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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

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Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Aug 28 2017 :  10:30:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yummy Nicole! What a nice tradition and what a long time!!

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Edited by - farmgirl68 on Aug 28 2017 10:30:53 AM
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2017 :  10:32:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eating out of the panty today. Home canned pint of large lima beans and pint of pork chop curry. 90 min Uncle Ben's Rice.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
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Posted - Aug 28 2017 :  10:38:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, I just mailed you something! Are you okay in the flood? I am not sure how Paris is in relation to the storms.



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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Aug 28 2017 :  10:46:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Nicole for asking about me. Paris is in northeast Texas - 30 miles south of Hugo, Ok so I am safe. We have cooled down to the 80s because of the hurricane but no rain - just sprinkles and clouds.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

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Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
369 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2017 :  05:54:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FIL is cooking tonight (yikes?) - BBQ chicken and baked sweet potato. Last night I made pizza. The men ate that up!!

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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
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Posted - Aug 30 2017 :  09:12:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stuffed peppers with garden veggies! 4 extra for dinner. So, we will feed a crowd.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
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Posted - Aug 30 2017 :  09:46:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tonight here it is Crock Pot Chicken, Green beans and tomatoes with basil butter sauce (all from the garden/farmers market), and hot rice. Sara glad to hear you are okay. You've been on my mind!





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Nicole
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Aug 30 2017 :  10:37:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grocery shopped today so it's a full slab of Bar-B-Q ribs and Lays potatoes. Hopefully I can work in a green veggie or two.

Nicole I've never seen flooding like I have these last days and it's still going. Watching Fox News it makes be proud to be an American to see all the boats from all over lined up waiting to rescue people in harms way.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
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Posted - Sep 03 2017 :  5:51:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Friday had a gal pal over with her daughter who is friends with my daughter. I made crock pot pumpkin chili for dinner with homemade corn bread. Havarti cheese on crackers for appetizer. For dessert we had chocolate and raspberry ruglach my friend brought. Her daughter spent the night so I made the girls pancakes and eggs with maple syrup and homemade jam for breakfast. Yesterday spent the day running to Costco etc. so it was chicken burgers with fresh corn on the cob for dinner. Tonight, for Sunday supper, i made a roast in the oven with roasted potatoes, carrots and onions from the garden. My dh made a Danish Pepper sauce. It was delicious!





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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Sep 03 2017 :  6:18:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once again Nicole, I am ready to book my flight to CT.. LOL!!!
We went to our IN farm today and just had brats over the open fire. Not even any sides. Still good but I feel like I need some veges!


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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
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Posted - Sep 05 2017 :  10:29:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yum, yum, YUM! You guys are making me hungry!

We hosted a lunch for my sister and her boyfriend yesterday. Marinated chicken and cooked it on the grill. Had a tossed salad of red lettuce, romaine and radicchio + fresh cucumbers, feta and black olives.

I made homemade Creamy Parmesan Dressing to go with.

We had Artichoke Dip + Chips as an appetizer. For dessert = Triple Chocolate Cake! :)

It was a feast!
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Sep 05 2017 :  10:35:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jaime your cookout sounds yummy.

I'm working in the yard today so eating out of the freezer and pantry today so no cooking. Pork chop curry with mushroom and red bell peppers.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

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Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Sep 06 2017 :  04:14:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My MIL and her sister are visiting tonight and Aunt Jane can't have anything solid. So I made homemade tomato soup; I'll pop in a fresh loaf of bread; and we'll have tomato and grilled cheese tonight. Not fancy but yummy just the same. (I hope)

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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
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Posted - Sep 07 2017 :  05:52:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jaime, Sara, Lisa, Katie...all your dinners sound so delicious! Last night was cold and rainy, so I put a pot of beef stew on. Used corn, celery and celery tops, and potatoes from the organic farmers market, and peppers, tomatoes and carrots from my garden. Put in a splash of wine and let it cook down. Warm comfort food! Now the sun is back and it is warmer, so I think I will make my garbanzo, cake and mint salad with a squash casserole (got a bunch from the garden) and maybe a pork roast in the oven or some kind of chicken.



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Nicole
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Edited by - texdane on Sep 07 2017 05:53:06 AM
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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

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Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
369 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2017 :  3:38:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mmmm, Nicole, that salad sounds interesting. Can you send me the recipe?

Finally having our baked ziti tonight which was planned for last Sunday night. Better late than never, I suppose. I'm making garlic bread from the leftover homemade bread from last night. Maybe a spinach salad to round it off. I baked a wet bottom shoo-fly pie yesterday so we'll definitely be having that for desert! YUM

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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
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Posted - Sep 09 2017 :  06:56:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Katie, sure thing. I will send it via email in a bit.

I need to make my baked ziti! Haven't made it in awhile. Thanks for the idea.

Tonight I am making chicken fajitas using up some of the veggies from the garden like squash, carrots, peppers, onions and carrots, all in the cast iron skillet.



Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nancy
Riverside County CA
USA
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Posted - Sep 09 2017 :  4:11:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just love this thread. So many yummy ideas.

I just bought a stack cooker from Tupperware. I am experimenting with it tonight with mixed veggies breaded chicken breasts. Cream of chicken rice and peach dump cake. It says on the instructions cook time is 25 min. We will see.

TW

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