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Old 11-08-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Fryday Dinner - Nov 8/13

Dratted children having a social life mess up my plans for elaborate meals! We've only got one child (possibly) joining us for dinner so we're going to have cod. Either battered and fried or if I'm feeling healthy, brushed with garlic butter and sprinkled with parm before oven baking. We'll add some killer coleslaw and have some broccoli as our side veggie. I'm tired of potatoes as our starch, so I'll likely do some wild rice. Maybe I'll do a pilaf. Andy? You around? Where is your pilaf recipe?

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Old 11-08-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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...Maybe I'll do a pilaf. Andy? You around? Where is your pilaf recipe?
Here you go Alix.

Rice Pilaf
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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Thank you Andy! Now my dinner is complete. Rice pilaf, broccoli, coleslaw and cod.
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Thank you Andy! Now my dinner is complete. Rice pilaf, broccoli, coleslaw and cod.
I have a low carb cole slaw recipe if you're interested. (SO is on a diet).
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Think my coleslaw is virtually carb free. I have one that is lemon juice and oil for dressing. The other one is not carb free, but is danged tasty! (Carbs taste GOOD!)

I'd love to have it Andy. I like to have a good variety of salad stuff ready to go.
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Think my coleslaw is virtually carb free. I have one that is lemon juice and oil for dressing. The other one is not carb free, but is danged tasty! (Carbs taste GOOD!)

I'd love to have it Andy. I like to have a good variety of salad stuff ready to go.
Go here, Alix: Low Carb Cole Slaw
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #7
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If my cornish hen has thawed I'll be having that.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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SO's Low Carb Day #5 We're having breakfast for dinner today. We'll both have omelets and bacon. I'll also have some hash browns and maybe waffles or English muffins.
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I am thawing a top sirloin steak as we speak. Plan to pan sear it to medium rare. (to cold for the grill) Maybe some mushrooms in wine sauce. Fried crispy, red skinned potatoes and garlic bread. Oh and I have some real nice asparagus too. Beauties ehh!!

Heres my dilemma. My wife will not eat medium or rare meat of any kind. So it is an issue every time I want steak or a beef roast.

I usually have to butterfly her steak so the cooking time is similar to mine, or I have to cut a large steak into two pieces and over cook hers. No matter how bad I kill hers, its just fine with her.
I must admit, it is a pain to do this each time we eat beef.
But because I love my wife, I will make hers anyway she wants. But I sure do wish she liked beef prepared the same way I do!

Anyone else have this problem? How do you handle well done vs rare?

I have not prepared a rib roast for over 20 years because of this.
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Typical busy Friday here. Laundry, housecleaning and such, so I'm preparing an easy meal.

We'll have baked 4-cheese tortellini, Italian green beans, and since there's about half a loaf of French bread left in the fridge, I'll garlic it up. Iced tea to drink and more of yesterday's apple pie for dessert.
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