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Old 04-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #11
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We had convenience store fried chicken.

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:59 PM   #12
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I have a one rib Prime Rib to cook. I'm trying to decide on roasting it, or treating it like a humongous bone in Rib Steak on the barbeque. Hmmm, what to do, what to do.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:11 PM   #13
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BBQ chicken breasts, green beans tossed with my friend's curry powder, and some EVOO, choc ice cream for dessert.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:11 PM   #14
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I have no idea what will be on the table tonight. Last year at my wine club's Christmas party I won a "privately cooked meal for two" at the club president's home in a silent auction. Tonight's the night. From what I understand he's an excellent home cook who is into French cuisine, so this could be a really nice dinner. We'll see.
That sounds fascinating! I hope you'll make some comment here in the forum describing how your dinner went and what was served.

I didn't feel like cooking today so I'm having a chicken pot pie from Trader Joe's Market. It's not exactly haute cuisine but they do a rather nice job of their chicken pot pies compared to typical supermarket name brands. I'll probably have a salad with that.

They have both microwave and conventional oven cooking methods. The microwave method has a browning film built into the package which is somewhat effective, but I prefer the oven method which results in a nicer, browner crust.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:54 PM   #15
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I cooked the chipolte pork recipe from Sir_Loin_of_Beef. It has a very nice flavor.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #16
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Early this morning we went to the St Paul Farmer’s Market Spring Opening Day. Scored some organic eggs from barley fed chickens . I also got a half gallon of Grade B Maple syrup and some smoked lake trout. My friend bought a whole roasting chicken. One of them layers must have gone belly up

Dinner tonight was (lightly smoked ) trout, much too light, and not at all like the little bit I tasted this morning. I mixed some pieces together with asparagus, onion, garlic, lemon and tossed it all with some fettuccine , evoo and more lemon and shaved parmesan. Actually, it turned out pretty good.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:26 PM   #17
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Steamed tamales and lentils with fresh veggie tray at our house tonight.

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Old 04-28-2012, 11:21 PM   #18
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We ordered from Domino's... 1/2 green pepper/mushroom and 1/2 sausage
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:15 AM   #19
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Open faced sandwich with sliced leftover roast chicken, tossed in Stubb's BBQ sauce, topped with melted extra sharp cheddar and sliced sweet onion on a crusty baguette.
Homemade bittersweet chocolate ice cream for dessert!
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:47 AM   #20
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That sounds fascinating! I hope you'll make some comment here in the forum describing how your dinner went and what was served.
It was really quite a dinner! I was just under the impression it would be the host & his SO, along with my wife and I, but it was dinner for eight. According to his SO, Gordon had begun planning this 4 months ago.

Though he lives in a modest house, everything was decked out to the nines when we arrived. Full table service, linen napkins, etc. We were served appetizers on the three seasons porch, and then made our way to the dining room.

I tried to take notes as best as I could during the meal, without making it too obvious. I really wished I could've taken photos, but I don't think it would've been in good taste. Anyway, here is what we had, along with the wines that were served:
  1. Mushroom Paté and Olives - Roederer Estate Brut, California
  2. Salad with Pear, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola - Firesteed Riesling, Washington
  3. Shrimp Provençal "en Papillote" - Sterling Chardonnay, California
  4. Coq au Vin - 2003 Château La Grange, Bordeaux
  5. French Onion Soup - Grenache Syrah Blend, Rhône Valley
  6. Mango Sorbet (Palate Cleanser)
  7. Cheese Course - Manchego, Truffle, and Gouda - 2008(?) Château Pontet-Caillou, Bordeaux
  8. Crêpe Suzette - Bonny Doon Orange Muscat, California
It was really a lot of fun. Gordon says it's too much for him to do every year, and asked if one of the other couples in attendance would be interested in hosting it next year. I'm seriously thinking about it.

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