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Old 08-15-2022, 08:15 AM   #9
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Default Re: Meals in August....

Really struggling with doing more than the easy and/or usual BUT last night I made the quinoa tabbouleh (oh look, 2 chances for misspelling with quinoa and tabbouleh!) from that link from last month about other salad options.

I followed the recipe and I felt it was too minty. Also, both dc complained it had too many tomatoes. Dh liked it. I had it for lunch again today and it was even more minty.

But I think Im going to get another tabbouleh recipe and make it with quinoa again. Dh says he will get his moms and Ill just adjust that.

On the plus side the recipe called for soaking the chopped red onions and wow! so much better! I can't believe I didn't know about doing that until this day of my life!

ANd. . . I eat lunch with an admin bc we have lunch at the same time and I dont like to go allll the way to the teachers lounge so I can stay close to the clinic in case of ?s or an emergency . . . anyway, HE never heard of soaking the red onions until this weekend when a guy at the boy scout camp out did it. He said thats 2 times now and he is going to try it bc it agrees its better. Anyone else not know about this super great step? Just me? And admin guy?

Another new technique I used last night was roasting the corn in the oven instead of boiling it on the stove. Everyone either preferred stove top or said no preference to the corn. . . but its nice to have another option in case all the burners are being used (I have a burner out but just living with 3 due to cheapness). A friend I rode my bike with yesterday says the microwave method is the best. I may try that too and see. You just wrap them in wet paper towels. So feel free to chime in on the corn on the cob debate too!

For the rest of the week I have NOTHING planned and both dc have practices after school every day thru Thur. . . . So wish me luck.
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