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Old 05-07-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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Question about Mother's Day meal plan

ok i"m helping out with a mothers day meal plan. It will basically be for 4 people. This is what I have so far.

Mediterranean Chicken - I have done this a few times
Italian Styel Spinache Bake with mix of Mozzarella, Provolone and Parmesian cheeses

and ?

At first I was thinking creamy au gratin potatoes. But does that go with the meal?

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Old 05-07-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
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I'd say the au gratin potatoes would be too heavy to include with the spinach dish.

I can see a Panzanella salad going with this quite nicely.

Or even a simple sliced zucchini sauteed in some white wine and garlic. Whatever that third thing is it just needs to be simple and fairly plain.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
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2 veggies? Should I just serve the mediterean chix over some pasta of some type?

I'm not sure how to make Panzanella? I'd be interested in finding out though.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:46 PM   #4
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You could serve the chicken over couscous. I like kitchenelf's suggestion of panzanella. It's an Italian salad made of toasted bread cubes (big ones made of Italian bread) and tossed with vegetables, then dressed with vinaigrette. It's a very tasty salad and quite pleasing to the eye.
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:46 PM   #5
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I was thinking either couscous, orzo, or maybe even risotto as the carb for this meal.
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:12 PM   #6
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Here is a panzanella salad made by Ina Garten.
It will give you the general idea (i saw her make it on the show and it looks...delish!).
Recipes : Panzanella : Food Network
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Reading your original plan reminded me of something new I tried last weekend. I don't have the original recipe with me unfortunately. It was a spinach saute with onions and sliced red grapes. . . surprisingly good! The colors looked really nice together as well.

But anyway, I think you should serve the chicken over couscous. Yummy!
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:48 PM   #8
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Or instead of a starch like pasta,or rice how about a nice crusty french bread to go along.
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:19 PM   #9
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Or instead of a starch like pasta,or rice how about a nice crusty french bread to go along.
That sounds nice and easy "lol". I like that. I wonder if serving the Mediterrean Chicken over good ole plain rice would be so bad?
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Basically, how do you make your Mediterranean Chicken? I ask because there could be several simple rice dishes that might work well. You could even do a cold rice salad with lots of vegetables and voila - you have a whole meal!

I have looked up several recipes for Mediterranean Chicken and they all seem pretty involved. A simple rice cooked in chicken broth just might fit the bill actually.
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