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Old 11-06-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Dinner Thread - Wednesday, 11/6/2013

Wow... late in the day to start the dinner thread!

We have quite a few Indians at my place of employment, so today they had a Diwali potluck over lunch and brought in home-cooked food for everyone in our office. For anyone who doesn't know, Diwali is the Hindu "Festival of Lights". It's a big holiday in India. Big, in the same way that Christmas is here.

Even though I'm not Indian, I love the food and thought it would be fun to participate. So last night I made a big pot of Lamb Korma to bring in, and had the foresight to make enough extra so we could also have some for dinner tonight.

By the way, the group made me an "honorary Indian" for the day.

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Old 11-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Kind of a dreary, windy, rainy fall day today. I thought we'd have country-fried steak with cream gravy, mashed potatoes, buttered peas, iced tea and the last of the wedding/anniversary cake for dessert.

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Old 11-06-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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I think I'll do either a chicken pot pie or a chicken and stuffing casserole starring a rotisserie chicken and a cream of something soup. Simple is they way to go today for me.

And some butternut squash soup.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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I worked practically my whole life at a university- hospital, which by its very nature is diverse and incudes many cultures, and there was almost always a reason for a pot luck and a celebration. It was only in recent years when I was working for an int'l publishing company that I learned about, and we celebrated Diwali with a holiday pot luck with our co workers. And yes, I had to research foods and figure out what to make/bring, since my experience even eating at Indian restaurants was somewhat limited at the time.

Dinner tonight is very simple. Can of Campbells Tomato soup and a good cheddar toasted cheese sandwich. Instant boxed dark chocolate pudding with a tsp of hazelnut coffee syrup added and it's good to go.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #5
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Low country shrimp and grits. Tomorrow will be special......to be continued!
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:24 PM   #6
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Low country shrimp and grits. Tomorrow will be special......to be continued!

Hmmm low country shrimp and grits sounds pretty special Today to this northern guy.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #7
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(SO's Low Carb Day #3) I don't have a clue! I was going to do a stir-fry with shrimp but SO called and doesn't want that. She asked for shrimp and a salad. I'm not sure what I'll have.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #8
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I love Indian food. Never made it, but know where to buy it.

Tonight's dinner was cottage pies.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:01 PM   #9
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A salad with cottage cheese, peas, and some of the last of the cherry toms.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:09 PM   #10
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Country style steak and fries at our house tonight. A cold front is moving in to the Gulf Coast. It's already a chilly 66 outside. I need to go find my parka.


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