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Old 11-20-2011, 02:51 AM   #1
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Dinner, Sunday, Nov. 20th.

it's almost midnight on the left coast and 8am across the pond, so it's time to start planning sunday's eats.

i made the veal and peppers yesterday, but since we ate out, i'm guessing we'll have it tonight with pasta.

i'm also planning on making split pea soup with the leftover defrosted country ham from a few weeks ago. this way if no one wants the veal, they can have soup.

what are you cooking and/or eating on this sunday before thanksgiving? are you ready for thursday? cleaning out the fridge to make room for what's to come?

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Old 11-20-2011, 05:15 AM   #2
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Can't say I was really looking forward to this Sunday's personal pigskin challenge. My team is playing Jacksonville and Jacksonville isn't really "known" for any type of food... maybe spiny lobsters, maybe slaw dogs... and maybe gator.
Now, many years ago I did stop at a roadside diner outside of Jacksonville and had hush puppies and fried gator, so that's what I'm going with for dinner; breaded, deep fried alligator meat and hush puppies. I'm also going to grill some gator kabobs.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:58 AM   #3
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i was wondering why you asked about the foods of jacksonville recently. is your pigskin challenge a personal thing, or are you in it with friends or coworkers or something? pretty cool idea, nonetheless.

where in the world did you get alligator? we looked for it recently when we went to a nj devils game. one of the stadium vendors has it, supposedly, but we never found them.

i would love to make some at home since we love to watch "swamp people" on the history channel. ever watch it?

it cracked me up the other day when we were playing a duck hunt game on the wii and my son said in full accent, "shooooot liz, shoot!!!!"
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:51 AM   #4
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Just my lonesome, BT.
Frank mentioned it here before football season started and I thought it would be fun. So I created Pacanis' Personal Pigskin Challenge. Personal, because I'm the only one doing it . Go back through the Sunday dinner threads and you'll find something from the city (or state) of each of my my Brown's opponents that week. I've come across some very good food.

I got the gator from a friend in Joisey who works for the sewer dept...

Louisiana Crawfish Co. The same place I got my mudbugs last summer.

I've seen the show, but I don't follow it.
That's pretty funny about your son.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:50 AM   #5
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Veg chilli for us.

2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 red chillies, finely chopped
Cooking spray
2tsp ground cumin
250g chestnut mushrooms, quartered
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
400g tin of kidney beans
150g green beans , cut into lengths
Half-fat crème fraîche, to serve (optional)

Fry the garlic and chilli with cooking spray for 2 minutes.
Add the cumin and mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, kidney beans and 200ml water, stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the green beans and cook for another 5 minutes until the sauce is thickened and veg is tender.
Serve in bowls with a dollop of crème fraîche (optional) and some crusty bread.

Simple, warming, and yummy :)
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:05 AM   #6
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Pot roasted beef shanks today.

Bucky,

You are right about cleaning out the fridge but, more than that it is a tradition in our family to eat "scrappy" on the days leading up to a holiday so the big meal has more of a WOW factor. I think it had a lot to do with diverting the regular grocery budget into the holiday preparations. We still laugh about our parents "starving" us for days before any holiday.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
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We have 20 or so people coming over today. On the menu is Sauerkraut (homemade!), Pork Loin Roast with Rosemary Cream Sauce, and German Potato Salad.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:47 AM   #8
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Sunday Dinner - Vitello alla pizzaiola, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans sauted with bell pepper, Boudin sourdough bread and butter, and a 2009 Sangiovese Di Majo Norante. I am seriously considering a banana split for dessert. I have all the ingredients except a maraschino cherry!
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If my roast finishes thawing in time we will have roast beast (standing rib), potatoes (can't decide how to do those yet), yellow wax beans from the garden (last of this years batch!), and likely a caesar salad. I'm not sure how late the Western Final will last, so dinner will be a bit flexible.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:19 PM   #10
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Sunday Dinner - Vitello alla pizzaiola, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans sauted with bell pepper, Boudin sourdough bread and butter, and a 2009 Sangiovese Di Majo Norante. I am seriously considering a banana split for dessert. I have all the ingredients except a maraschino cherry!
Sounds good. I haven't had a good veal dish in some time.
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