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Old 01-24-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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What's for dinner, Wednesday 24th January, 2007

Its well into late afternoon in Europe so I am starting today's supper thread.

I have had a culinary revelation. Ofter the past few months I have peered occasionally at the chili forum and wondered at all the chili recipes. For me chili was always minced beef and kidney beans. Today I made a small batch with braising steak and no beans! It has sat on a low flame all day and the meat is tender and the sauce is rich (I cobbled together a recipe from lots of different people's ideas) and I am blown away by it. I am not saying I am turning my back forever on the spud-u-like version of chili, but this is unbelievably beautiful. So, yet another DC success story :) ;)

So for us, chili then some baked plums and chestnut yoghurt. We have got no heating and tonight its cold, cold, cold! The cats sat on a hot water bottle all day long and shivered.

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Old 01-24-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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Pork tenderloin seared and roasted with onions & apples
Rice Pilaf with mushrooms, onions, carrots & a little spinach for color.
Peas & carrots.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:24 PM   #3
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My wonderful wife is taking me out for my birthday dinner tonight. I have yet to decide where. Right now I am trying to decide between a rib place that I love or a Thai place that we have not tried yet. As the day goes on though I am sure I will change my mind a few more times.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:30 PM   #4
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Enjoy the special B-day dinner, whatever you decide on, GB!!

Lulu, that is awful to be left without heating amidst this cold!! If this is also a fault of your landlord you should sue him!! I hope your chilli will help warming you up!!

It is cold and miserable here too... I was thinking of either pizoccheri or fondue but due to the bad weather I will be missing out going to the gym yet again today... thus I think I will shy away from the calorie overload, and will do some quinoa and veggie stirfry and potato, cheese and onion frittata.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:30 PM   #5
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Have a great b-day dinner, GB! Remember, you're allowed seconds on dessert today!

DH is still out of town so I'm thinking I might take Sofie to the mall food court for dinner. There's actually a really good Chinese place in it so I'll get some good food and a bit of a break and she'll have lots of entertainment for awhile.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:44 PM   #6
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GB, how I wish I could try authentic Thai food. Unfortunately, there isn't any here. As a result, I always end up having to cook it myself. In any case, whatever you decide, have a nice time!

Dinner tonight was baked fish with chopped walnut, parsley and tomatoes, along with chilli chayote. Will be having sweet chestnut preserved in syrup with cognac flambe in a short while.
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I am not sure how authentic it is, but I love what we get nonetheless
How I would love to eat some authentic Greek food though!!!
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I think I'll make some scalloped ham and potatoes. A big enough batch that we can eat it for a few days.
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I am not sure how authentic it is, but I love what we get nonetheless
How I would love to eat some authentic Greek food though!!!
GB, then it's about time to make a trip to Greece.
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Chicken breast something. I'm not in shape yet to do anything that requires a lot of preparation time. I am so tired of plain meat, a veggie, salad and rolls.

Last night I got fancy and wrapped some Omaha Steak Gourmet HotDogs in canned crescent rolls..woo hoo.

I give a thumbs up to those dogs. They were more like large smoked sausages and were very very good. In fact, they were so large that I cooked them before I wrapped then in the rolls.
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