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Old 11-15-2008, 03:02 PM   #11
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I'm making meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans for dinner. Cupcakes for dessert.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:07 PM   #12
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We have a coupon for a Greek restaurant for DH's birthday month, so I'm looking forward to Pegasus wings (wings marinated in Greek spices, olive oil and lemon juice, grilled and served with tzatziki) and a Greek salad.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:12 PM   #13
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At the restaurant, we cut the onions in half and then sliced thinly lengthwise (emincer) and used a mixture much like Kitchen Elf. We carmelized them slowly for about half an hour before adding the garlic and shallots and then deglazed with the wine. At this point add your stock, a bay leaf and simmer for awhile.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:16 PM   #14
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I have a half a bottle of Marsala wine that I need to use up, will that work? I also have shallots and was planning on throwing in some garlic. Will either of those mess it up?
I know I said be careful about making it too sweet, but, I usually throw a bit of sugar in with the onions as they are caramelizing. It really does take the bitterness out and helps them caramelize. babetoo has excellent advice on being patient!!!! Let those onions cook low and slow and get some color. It will flavor your soup wonderfully!
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:17 PM   #15
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UB 's chicken thigh stew with potatoes.


Unless I get a better offer (like GO out to dinner) I am going to make UB's chicken stew too. Do you mean you are going to add potatoes to it? I was thinking that same thing. No carrots in mine since I don't like them.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:22 PM   #16
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Pulled a couple chicken breasts out of the oven, noticed some leftover pesto in the fridge, mentioned these two facts to the better half and I guess I'm NOT making supper tonight! :D

So... I have no clue what's for dinner.

Got a craving for red beans, rice and cornbread - so that's for tomorrow. Jess lookin' for a different cornbread recipe. Am in the mood for a flourless version.

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Old 11-15-2008, 03:31 PM   #17
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Unless I get a better offer (like GO out to dinner) I am going to make UB's chicken stew too. Do you mean you are going to add potatoes to it? I was thinking that same thing. No carrots in mine since I don't like them.
I served the potatoes as a side. I included carrots - one of the few veg my youngest will eat. I did use peas instead of sweetcorn.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:53 PM   #18
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I have mushroom, chicken thighs, and some romaine that needs using. That's all I have so far...no ideas coming my way.
Sounds like chicken cacciatore with salad to me
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:00 PM   #19
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I was leaning towards just heating up some lazy golumpki again, but I wanted a little extra meat besides the hamburger in the golumpki, and then I started thinking that I haven't cooked a veggie in a few days, and I haven't had my weekly quota of garlic bread either.....

So right now I am waiting for a steak to thaw. I'll grill that. It's an Omaha strip steak I got in a recent order and not overly large, with nice marbling. And I have some green beans at the ready in a pot with EVOO, butter and Italian seasoning. I have a sub roll buttered with some Penzeys' garlic powder on it in the toaster oven waiting to broil. And oh yeah, the lazy golumpki is sitting on a plate in the microwave waiting for a quick nuke. After all, it's what I started out wanting....
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:17 PM   #20
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I taught a bread baking class for 5 hours in my home, so now it's time to have some din-din. I sauteed some onions and garlic in EVOO & butter, shredded two redskin potatoes into hash browns and got them cooking right now. An Italian sausage link is almost cooked, and will be cut into bite-sized pieces and thrown in with the potatoes and onions. When the potatoes are done I'll scramble in two large eggs to finish it off. Smother the whole mess with some ketchup and Frank's Hot Sauce, and push it around the plate and into my mouth with a piece of NYT bread. I've made this before, and it makes for a quick, filling meal. Urp! 30 minute meals ain't got nuthin on me. this one was done in 23 minutes.

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