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Old 11-11-2007, 02:49 AM   #11
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I'm having all of your leftovers.LOL
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:09 AM   #12
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Just tell me which recipes you'd like and I'd be glad to post.
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I'd love either the roast beef recipe or the parm chicken..And , thank you

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Old 11-11-2007, 11:29 AM   #13
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I keep a "Word" document on my computer entitled "Weekly List". At the top I list the dishes I plan to make for the week, followed by a grocery list with different headings: Dairy, Meat/Fish, Pasta/Rice, Paper Goods, Vegetables, etc., etc. It's easy as pie to update with additions & deletions, plus I have a ready-made list to print out & take to the store with me. I plan my meals for the week, BUT allow for total flexibility at the same time by 1) always being open to a change in plans if I come across some terrific-looking fish or produce at the market that I MUST have/use, & 2) always having some quicky backup meals on hand (turkey chili, easy pasta dishes like frozen ravioli or tortellini, etc.) in case something goes awry like husband being super late or one of us not feeling up to snuff, etc. While I do love being organized food-wise, if you get too regimented, it sort of takes some of the fun & ingenuity out of it.

I haven't completed this week's list yet, but so far I have these down, for which I already have the necessary ingredients: We'll be having the "Thai Chili Shrimp" tonight; the rest are for during the week, since they're quick & husband doesn't get home until fairly late.

Onion Soup Gratinee, salad
Turkey Tacos
Thai Chili Shrimp over Rice, salad
Chicken Parmegian Sub Sandwiches, salad



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Old 11-11-2007, 02:26 PM   #14
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Not too regimented here either, just wanted to try these combinations I saw on one of my Cuisine at Home magazines Cooking Magazine — Cuisine at home and give my poultry and meats a variation in flavor.

Here's the recipe for the:

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Sage Butter Sauce
Serves 4

Prepare:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halves (slice them in half to make four pieces and pound to an even thickness)
For dipping mixture whisk:
1 egg
2 t cornstarch
juice of 1/2 lemon
For the crusting mixture combine:
1 c coarse dry bread
1 T chopped fresh parsley
1 t kosher salt
1/4 t ground black pepper
Zest of one lemon
1/2 c parmesan cheese, grated
Saute chicken in:
3 T olive oil

Sage-Butter Sauce
Saute in 1 T unsalted butter:
3 T shallot, minced
Add and reduce:
1/2 c dry white wine
1/2 c heavy cream
1/2 c chicken broth
1 t fresh lemon juice
Whisk in:
4 T cold unsalted butter, cubed
Finish with:
1-2 t minced fresh sage or 1/2 t dried sage
Salt, white pepper, and cayenne to taste

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary
Heat:
1/4 c olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic, smashed
1 T chopped fresh rosemary or 1/2 t dried rosemary
Cube:
2 lb. (washed and dried) Red skinned potatoes
Roast; Season with:
Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Heat oil, garlic and rosemary on a large baking sheet on stovetop over medium-low heat (just to bring the garlic flavores out). Do not allow garlic to brown. Toss in the potato cubes and roast for 20 minutes.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:41 PM   #15
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thanks, i copied that too :) looks very nice
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:32 PM   #16
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I could never plan a head for a whole week.
I never know if Paul will be here for a real dinner or not until sometime in the afternoon or early evening. I just have to play it by ear everyday.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:35 AM   #17
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I have no idea what we are having this week, my preplanning consists of as soon as everyone gets home and says whats for dinner thats when i decide i never know whos going to be here. I've cooked to many full dinners and then ended up being the only one home. I do know that I won't be cooking tonight its my daughters soccer banquet so thats where we'll be
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:25 AM   #18
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I have a friend who is somewhat like Dina and Kadesma and plans her meals very well. She laughs when she asks me "What's for dinner" and I tell her whatever falls out of the freezer when I open the door. Sometimes that is about right.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:30 AM   #19
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licia- Thats a good way to plan dinner maybe i'll try that lol
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:57 AM   #20
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I have a friend who is somewhat like Dina and Kadesma and plans her meals very well. She laughs when she asks me "What's for dinner" and I tell her whatever falls out of the freezer when I open the door. Sometimes that is about right.
LOL Licia!

So far my dinner plans have worked out. I made the Asian ribs with lime sauce last night but by the time I wanted to take pictures, they were all gone. I also made a combination of red and russett mashed potatoes, fried rice to go with the Asian ribs and fresh green beans. Rice pudding was for dessert although it didn't go well with the meal.

Tonight we'll have the sun dried tomato chicken with couscous mixed with Italian cheeses and some buttered asparagus. For dessert I want to make a crustata (apple and apricot tart).
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