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Old 01-04-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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What's for Dinner Wednesday Jan 4/12?

See below for our dinner plans tonight. I have a loaf of french bread to go with. Likely a big green salad to go alongside.

Ragu' Alla Bolognese - Authentic Bolognese Sauce

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Old 01-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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I think we are going with chicken wings and nachos tonight.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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Basing dinner on a Hasselback Potato recipe I came across yesterday. Boneless Pork Chops and whatever veg looks best in the market, green beans have been good lately.


HASSLEBACK POTATOES


4 Med Yukon Gold--peeled and halved
1/2c. white bread crumbs
1/4c. parm or reg grated
1 tbsp. EVOO or butter melted
1 tsp. paprika
S+P to taste

1-2 tbsp. to drizzle atop

Oven preheated to 450 - oil pyrex baking pan

Cut potatoes by arranging 2 chopsticks on either side of the potato halves and slice thinly across {sticks will keep you from cutting through} creating a potato "fan"

Blend--Crumbs, cheese EVOO and seasonings in food pro. Set aside on a shallow plate.

Drizzle with EVOO

Bend to seperate sections and roll in crumb mixture. Arrange in baking dish. Bake covered for 1/2 hr. Remove covering and continue to bake for additional 15 min. until potatoes are done and crispy on top.

This is my first time making this, looking at the measurments I will make more of the bread mixture and add a clove of garlic {cause EVERYTHING is better with garlic} and really pack the stuffing in between the slices.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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Quorn fillet sandwiches with brown sauce. Totally addicted to trying quorn lately.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #5
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I just looked up quorn. Its fake meat? What does it taste like?
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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Surprisingly a lot like meat! I've tried the mince, which tastes exactly like beef mince to me when I did a spaghetti bolognese the other day, then yesterday I made a smoked paprika sauce and used the quorn bits which were like cut up chicken pieces, and it tasted like chicken to me! I've always wanted to be a vegetarian but just don't think I could do it. But this is a good alternative to meat, especially when we're finding it so expensive here, and quorn really helps with our budget. Of course it can't replace a good roast or something to me, but when we're really penny pinching, it gives us our "meat" fix.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #7
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I read that its quite popular in the UK. I don't think I've ever seen it here in Canada.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:23 PM   #8
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big fresh spinach salad with mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and fresh strawberries. thin sliced purple onion would be good i think. one piece of garlic toast if calories allow.
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Originally Posted by PolishedTopaz View Post
Basing dinner on a Hasselback Potato recipe I came across yesterday. Boneless Pork Chops and whatever veg looks best in the market, green beans have been good lately.


HASSLEBACK POTATOES


4 Med Yukon Gold--peeled and halved
1/2c. white bread crumbs
1/4c. parm or reg grated
1 tbsp. EVOO or butter melted
1 tsp. paprika
S+P to taste

1-2 tbsp. to drizzle atop

Oven preheated to 450 - oil pyrex baking pan

Cut potatoes by arranging 2 chopsticks on either side of the potato halves and slice thinly across {sticks will keep you from cutting through} creating a potato "fan"

Blend--Crumbs, cheese EVOO and seasonings in food pro. Set aside on a shallow plate.

Drizzle with EVOO

Bend to seperate sections and roll in crumb mixture. Arrange in baking dish. Bake covered for 1/2 hr. Remove covering and continue to bake for additional 15 min. until potatoes are done and crispy on top.

This is my first time making this, looking at the measurments I will make more of the bread mixture and add a clove of garlic {cause EVERYTHING is better with garlic} and really pack the stuffing in between the slices.
I use a large wooden spoon to hold the potatoes for cutting. I never saw a recipe for Hasselback potatoes with bread crumbs before. I'll have to try that some time. I also use small to medium whole potatoes. Never heard of cutting them in half either.
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The plan for tonight is pork schnitzel, some sort of potato dish, Danish red cabbage.
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