"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-30-2006, 05:03 PM   #1
Head Chef
 
Angie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Iowa!!!
Posts: 1,113
Side dishes???

Tomorrow is my anniversary, and we are going to have steak. I'm struggling on what to make for a side dish. I really don't want to go to the store but I might have to. We have some pasta, left over mashed tators and rice. That's about it!!

Any suggestions?

__________________

__________________
Angie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 05:06 PM   #2
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
Twice Baked Potatoes

Bake potatoes, after you oil the peel, as usual in the oven. Then, when they're almost done, cut a slit going lengthwise and scoop out most of the pulp, leaving a scant 1/2" of flesh in the skin. Do this with all potatoes, and then mash them with whatever you like, such as butter, (I add cream cheese), roasted garlic, or parmesan, cheese, salt and pepper, or bacon or whatever you choose. Then, carefully stuff the filling back into the shells, using either a large piping tip or a spoon. (If you use a piping tip, it really looks pretty). Then,pop 'em back in the oven till the tops are golden.
__________________

__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 05:10 PM   #3
Head Chef
 
Angie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Iowa!!!
Posts: 1,113
That sounds delicious but I wont have the time most likely. I have an eye appointment right after work and by the time I get home, we'll want to eat. Trust me, I don't want him cooking....
__________________
Angie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 05:14 PM   #4
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
How about steaming asparagus with some butter laced with lemon juice? Then sprinkle some sliced almonds on top?
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 05:15 PM   #5
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
Or perhaps artichokes? Do you like them?
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 05:16 PM   #6
Head Chef
 
Angie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Iowa!!!
Posts: 1,113
No, I'm really really picky...the only veggies I like are raw carrots, sweet corn and maybe a salad. Tomatoes are only good in salsa or spag/pizza sauce, ketchup makes me gag, and potatoes are not really veggies (according to my MOM!)

Not much help, eh???
__________________
Angie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 05:21 PM   #7
Executive Chef
 
amber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Maine
Posts: 4,099
since you have leftover mashed potatoes, you could make some potatoe pancakes. I add egg and scallions to my mixture, then fry them up til brown and crispy.
__________________
amber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 05:30 PM   #8
Head Chef
 
Angie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Iowa!!!
Posts: 1,113
I think that's what I'll end up doing. Do you think I can get away with using chopped white onion? I have that on hand and really really really don't want to hit the store on the way home from work!
__________________
Angie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 05:43 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
amber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Maine
Posts: 4,099
Yep, white chopped onion works good too.
__________________
amber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2006, 05:49 PM   #10
Head Chef
 
Angie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Iowa!!!
Posts: 1,113
Perfect. Thank you. I'll make hubby chop it up since he'll be home before me. I hate chopping onions (tears) and since I had my accident with the knife a year ago (chopped off part of my finger, had to get it sewn back on), he doesn't trust me with a knife!
__________________

__________________
Angie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.