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Old 08-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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Leftover zucchini casserole, this time of year it seems like it is always leftover zucchini casserole.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:19 PM   #12
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DW and I are going to an Olympics-themed party tonight. Everyone is supposed to bring a dish representing one of the countries participating. I decided to go with Greece (ok, I know it's probably the most obvious choice ). I have a bone-in leg-o-lamb that's been marinating in the fridge for the last two days. In the past I've used a wet marinade with the typical lemon-olive oil base. This time I decided to try a dry herb rub.

At 5 pm it will go on the rotisserie.

Oh, and homemade tzatziki and pita bread on the side.

I'm hungry already.
Sounds fun! Do you make your pita bread? I think making pita is so much fun...been wondering if I can bake them on the grill...
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #13
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Sounds fun! Do you make your pita bread? I think making pita is so much fun...been wondering if I can bake them on the grill...
I make my own pitas but haven't quite perfected the recipe yet. This time I'm trying a Tyler Florence recipe from Food Network.

Regarding grilling, I've been wondering the same thing. I've made tandoori naan bread on the grill and it's come out wonderful. I'd be willing to bet pitas would work just as well.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:28 PM   #14
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What don't you like re: your pitas? I find that if I don't "puff" them in a paper bag (grocery), they aren't as good (of course, now that paper grocery bags are outlawed in Ontario, I have to either get the largest bag I can at the liquor store or bring bags home from MN when I go visit...) and yes, I have done that.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:36 PM   #15
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What don't you like re: your pitas? I find that if I don't "puff" them in a paper bag (grocery), they aren't as good (of course, now that paper grocery bags are outlawed in Ontario, I have to either get the largest bag I can at the liquor store or bring bags home from MN when I go visit...) and yes, I have done that.
I've had trouble with the consistency. The dough usually ends up too sticky and, because of that, I have to use a lot of flour to roll them out. The end result is a pita with burnt flour on the surface. And if I reduce the water they're not as sticky, but are a bear to roll out. I wish I could get them to act more like my pizza dough.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #16
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Hmmm...I do my do in my bread maker. I don't have that problem. Can you
PM me your recipe so I can try it in the bread machine and see what it is like? I promise I will not alter a thing!
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #17
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I found some half inch thin sliced pork chops on sale. I think pork is hard to do for me as I sometimes over cook it. So I better be careful when I pan sear these babies. Going to finish them with a ginger/garlic/ pepper jelly concoction and serve with garden tomato slices and marinated cucumbers. Probably will want another vegetable on the side, It's too early in the afternoon to decide. There's plenty of green beans right now, which I like.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #18
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Andouille and potato gnocchi with spicy tomato sauce and salad.
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Barilla linguine with basil - walnut pesto and a plum tomato salad.
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I made shredded chicken and monterey jack cheese quesadillas with sour cream and salsa, Spanish rice.
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