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Old 12-30-2005, 02:21 PM   #1
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what's for dinner for 12/30/05?

i haven't decided what to have. i could go for oysters on the half; can't think of a place that sells them nearby, though.

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Old 12-30-2005, 02:36 PM   #2
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not a lot of oyster beds near pittsburgh, huh luvs.

tonight, i'm combining 2 recipes. i'm making a chicken picatta, and then baking it with thin sliced onions, fennel, and grape tomatoes.

first, dredge pounded out chicken breasts in a mixture of flour, s&p, dried parsley and oregano, brown in evoo, and put into a baking dish. next, deglaze the pan with 2 cups of white wine, add 2 tbsps butter, a tbsp of fresh chopped rosemary, a few bay leaves, a cup of chicken stock, and 2 tbsps of capers. reduce by about a third, then pour over chicken.
top chicken with dabs of butter, sliced fennel, onions, and halved grape tomatoes. bake for 30 minutes at 400.
after plating the breasts and veggies, reduce the remaining liquid into a sauce, adding a little corn starch slurry.
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Old 12-30-2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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Still using up ham over here. Tonight I will probably try thumper's scalloped potato and ham casserole.
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Old 12-30-2005, 02:50 PM   #4
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[quote=buckytom]not a lot of oyster beds near pittsburgh, huh luvs.
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yeah, bt, sigh. you can get oysters, not on my avenue, and whose to say if they're fresh or not once you do get them....

your meal sounds great, btw.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:04 PM   #5
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I cleaned my fridge this morning, so we are eating leftovers (actually madeovers) and veggies I had too much of. It doesn't really seem to go together, but we are having chicken a la king (made from the butt roasted chicken) on biscuits, yellow squash and onions, glazed carrots and cole slaw.I suppose we will have the last of the mandarin orange cake for dessert. At least a few things will be cleaned out.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:11 PM   #6
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The old stand by of homemade mac and cheese with steamed cauliflower and fresh croutons on top. And for dessert, I'll be having the last slice of chocolate kahlua mousse pie!
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:35 PM   #7
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I am making the cheeseburger casserole that vermontwebmaster posted.
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:45 PM   #8
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Mmmm. Mac N Cheese sounds yummy. But we're having Beef Stroganoff that my crockpot cooked for me with salad and garlic bread.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:03 PM   #9
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It is cold and blustery here today. So, something comforting is what I am thinking of having. I think that chili dogs topped with cheese and onions will fit that bill.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:08 PM   #10
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It's cold, damp and blustery here, too, sc. Gray sky-no sunshine. Hubby's been really sick all week. Chicken/sausage gumbo is on our menu tonight. Very medicinal!

I think he'll rally enough to watch the LSU game - geaux tigers!!
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