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January 12, 2013

A Week of Dinner?

Filed under: Recipes — Karma @ 11:53 am
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It was my idea and I really had trouble making it work! About two weeks ago, I suggested that a bunch of us take pictures of our dinner and post them to give us all some new ideas for dinner. We all get into those ruts, don’t we? Well, turns out, it is really hard to remember to take pictures of dinner! I think most of us can relate to just wanting to sit down and eat when we are finished cooking – remembering to grab the camera isn’t easy! Deb over at My Life in CNY laments that she had the same problem.

Regardless of my mostly failed efforts to photograph my dinner, I’m going to share with you what I did manage to photograph in order to (1) maybe give you a few ideas and (2) hope that you’ll decide to post some dinner pictures, even if you don’t have a full week either!

The first shot I remembered to take was this one:
biscuit topping on chicken stew
I found a recipe for this chicken stew with a biscuit topping all in one pot. Those biscuits were supposed to spend a little time under a broiler, but I don’t currently have one of those ( a story for another blog post perhaps).
chicken stew
The concept was good, but the result was a bit dry. Probably because I left it in the oven a little longer than was called for trying to brown those biscuits. Sarah said there was too much parsley in the biscuits!

Next remembered dinner was this:
roast beef in the crock pot
Roast beef in the crock pot. Have I mentioned before how much I love crock pot dinners? Especially on busy school nights? I’ve done this one a few times now and it always comes out delicious and tender.
slow cooker roast beef
I even have a link to this recipe if you are interested: Melt-in-your-mouth Slow Cooker Beef

The last shot I remembered was this one:
BBQ Chicken pizza w/jalepenos
Homemade BBQ chicken pizza with jalepenos. This was easy. Store bought bag of dough, George Foreman grill-cooked chicken with some BBQ spice, bacon, BBQ sauce, cheese, jalepeno slices, VOILA!

I do have some links to recipes I’ve used in the last two weeks for dinner. There are pictures on the sites as well! If you are curious, here you go:
Some nearly homemade tomato soup – I served grilled cheese sandwiches with this of course!

This one was just “aw-ight”. I was looking for something different, quick and easy. The girls were not crazy about it: Asian Noodle Bowls with beef.

This was tasty, but in my opinion, required far too many pots and pans: Creamy chicken pasta

Last night, it was just Meghan and me for dinner on a Friday night after a long week, so we split a foot-long sub from Subway.


(Borrowed this shot from a Subway website)

So there’s an almost week of dinner for you! I’d love it if you’d still like to share some dinner ideas with me. Doesn’t matter how many pictures you have – just post them and leave me a link.

In the meantime, Scott has a new photo assigment for us to work on. It is due on January 23rd, so pop over there and have a look! Maybe I can actually remember to take some photos for this one!


  1. Wish I had a “scratch ‘n sniff” computer screen. Delish.

    Comment by sybil — January 12, 2013 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

    • Ooh wouldn’t that be interesting? My sister says someone should be developing “smell-o-net” but that could be really tough to take when you are hungry!
      Thanks Sybil.

      Comment by Karma — January 12, 2013 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  2. I’ve got almost all my photos done..I too kept forgetting. It’s my next blog…in the next couple of days. Can’t remember when this was due! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by dawnkinster — January 12, 2013 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  3. Oh my goodness, it’s due TOMORROW! OK…tonight is the last dinner I try to remember to photograph…and I’ll work on the blog tonight.

    Comment by dawnkinster — January 12, 2013 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

    • No worries Dawn! Due dates are loosey-goosey, remember? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Comment by Karma — January 12, 2013 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

  4. I’m impressed you remembered to take some photos!

    About a week ago I decided to join in on this challenge and made a lovely dinner, all prepared to take photos…then forgot….
    The next night, as I watched the three men I live with grab their plates of food and hurry out of the room, I decided I didn’t have any chance of ever successfully taking dinner photos, so decided against it altogether….I’ll just enjoy looking at other peoples photos and trying out their recipes (when winter arrives here!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by Joanne — January 12, 2013 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

    • It wasn’t easy Joanne! I had it in my head at some point each day since I suggested posting dinner pictures, but hectic dinner time came and went most days without the camera. If you do end up catching any dinner photos at all, I’d love to see them!

      Comment by Karma — January 12, 2013 @ 7:20 pm | Reply

  5. I kept forgetting to take photos, too! I’m craving roast beef now. I wonder how many of these food posts will cause people to eat? LOL! Maybe it isn’t roast beef I crave. Maybe it’s the BBQ chicken pizza. It sure looks delicious. I better go grab a handful of veggies to munch on. I wonder if I can convince myself they are roast beef and BBQ chicken pizza?

    Comment by Robin — January 12, 2013 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

    • Forgetting seems to be a common thread here Robin! I guess it just goes to show how busy and hungry we all are, lol! I’m impressed that I could make a vegetarian (but if I remember correctly you aren’t strictly vegetarian?) crave beef and chicken! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Comment by Karma — January 12, 2013 @ 7:36 pm | Reply

      • Not strict anymore. I finished up my year of vegetarianism back in September (well, really, it was pescetarianism since I allowed myself to eat fish when a healthy vegetarian dish wasn’t available and then I HAD to consume mass quantities of lobster when we went to Canada and Maine because it was lobster season). I’m still mostly vegetarian (often vegan). I don’t cook meat at home unless we have omnivore family and friends over, and on rare occasions will eat meat when I’m out now that the year-long challenge is over. Bacon, as far as I’m concerned, is the toughest meat to do without. There is no good vegetarian substitute. Now that I’m here again, I swear I can smell that roast beef… ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Comment by Robin — January 12, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

      • You know, I’ve often thought I could definitely go with less meat, but that bacon would be very difficult to go without! Even though it isn’t used as a main course meat, it gives flavor to so many things! And I could definitely never go vegan as I am a huge fan of virtually ALL dairy products!

        Comment by Karma — January 13, 2013 @ 8:50 am

  6. […] Karma challenged us to photograph our meals for a week.ย  You’d think that would be easy, but it turned out to be quite the challenge.ย  Who remembers to photo dinner before shoveling it in after a day at work?ย  So I have, over the course of two weeks, taken photos of some of my more favorite meals.ย  And, because I had a huge family meal right in the middle of the two weeks, you’ll get to see some food that only shows itself once a year.ย  Enjoy! […]

    Pingback by Food blogging « Change Is Hard — January 13, 2013 @ 6:51 am | Reply

  7. Here it is! ๐Ÿ™‚ http://dawnkinster.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/food-blogging/

    Comment by dawnkinster — January 13, 2013 @ 6:54 am | Reply

  8. Just read Dawn’s entry and of course it all sounded mouth-watering. That’s what you wanted us to do, right Karma–gain weight by virtual salivating? *grin* Will join the group and admit it was pretty much impossible to remember the photographing challenge. Think I took one picture and then…forgot. Will admire anyone who can combine their camera with cooking! Your homemade barbecue pizza looks amazing. Please pass some. I love anything barbecue and have been known to sample meat just to enjoy that barbecue taste again.

    Comment by Kathy — January 13, 2013 @ 10:20 am | Reply

    • Honest, Kathy, I really was just looking for more everyday dinner kind of ideas! I get so tired of the same ol, same ol! And food bloggers are often out to impress with their fancy foods rather than every day stuff. The BBQ pizza was easy and yummy – and I’m sure you could do an easy veggie version! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2013 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  9. You’re the only other person who knows how to spell, “Meghan” the right way! Isn’t it hard to find things with our girls’ name spelled the right way?

    Your dinners look quite yummy. I’m having a hard time finding stuff to make that serves just three, and one of us three is rather picky, too. He gets oatmeal or Campbells chicken noodle soup a lot for dinner! ; )

    Thanks for the visit, and hope you have a happy Sunday afternoon!

    Comment by Kate — January 13, 2013 @ 11:11 am | Reply

    • That is soooo true, Kate! Anytime I actually see something in a store with “Meghan” on it spelled the right way, I buy it because it is so rare!
      I went through that picky stage with my younger daughter Sarah – she’s 15 now and much better than she used to be, but can still be difficult to please.
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2013 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

  10. Guess what?! I’m planning on taking a picture of tonight’s dinner! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Even got the camera out and ready so I (hopefully!) won’t forget.
    Might take another one later in the week.
    That Subway sandwich looks really good….such a shame they don’t look like that when you actually order one. They seem to have gotten skimpy with the meat, and I prefer Quizno’s, do you have those in your area, too?

    Comment by TheDailyClick — January 13, 2013 @ 5:37 pm | Reply

    • I will have to pop over and see your dinner picture – always looking for inspiration!
      We had a Quiznos for a while around here and then they went out of business. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2013 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

      • Should have the post up by tomorrow (possibly tonight)
        The Quizo’s here in town went out of business, too, then opened up under new ownership, and then went out of business again….and was replaced with a frozen yogurt place.

        Comment by TheDailyClick — January 15, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

  11. That chicken and biscuit thing looked really good, even if it was dry. Pizza looks so good. That’s a fave around here, homemade pizza. The pot roast looked fabulous!

    Comment by plainmama — January 13, 2013 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

    • I could send you a much better chicken and biscuit stew type recipe if you are interested. It is a little more time consuming but tastes much better.
      Thank you Amy.

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2013 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  12. Thank you for the linkback! Any kinds of dinners you make in the winter only?

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — January 15, 2013 @ 8:49 am | Reply

    • Sure thing Scott. I know you said winter isn’t all snow and cold, but we’re expecting a bit more tonight after it all just melted. Happy dogs playing in fresh snow says winter to me, so we’ll see!
      Lots of things I only cook in the winter – my oven gets used for dinner much more in the winter. As soon as it is warm enough outside I am back out at the grill!

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2013 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

  13. […] thought I’d play along with Karen’s A Week Of Dinnerย blog-along, although I won’t have pictures of a whole week’s worth of dinners to […]

    Pingback by It’s What’s For Dinner « The (Not So) Daily Click — January 15, 2013 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  14. […] super hungry at the moment, have a look at these posts by Deb, Robin, Dawn and Michaela. My post was the one I put up this past weekend, which I think most of you already saw. Makes you wonder, […]

    Pingback by It’s a Snow Day! « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — January 16, 2013 @ 10:38 am | Reply

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