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Old 08-02-2008, 06:39 AM   #1
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2 August Saturday Dinner?

Good morning and who's cooking what??

No trip down the shore today, looks too much like rain. No point in putting the bikes on the car, making a picnic, loading everything in and driving a hundred miles (with the cost of gas...) just to get rained out. So, I have more time to cook today

We decided on sazeracs as the cocktail, so I built the meal around the drink.

First course is roasted artichokes with wild mushrooms.

Second is rabbit ettouffe with white rice. I've got lots of carrots around, so I'll probably glaze them.

Dessert is chocolate bread pudding with strawberries and bourbon sauce.

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Old 08-02-2008, 09:17 AM   #2
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We will be having friends over for dinner and I will be preparing;

pork loin roast

baked yukon gold potatoes

fresh green beans

fresh Italian bread

and I supect the first sweet corn will be ready today, but I may not try to serve any, we will take a tour of the grounds before eating and I don't want too much last minute stuff to do, so I will send them home with a couple dozen ears..

and for dessert....home made cheesecake with blueberry topping....I made the cheese, made up the recipe and practically picked the blueberries...

maybe we will eat dessert first
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:23 AM   #3
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Shrimp with whole wheat pasta topped with a white sauce (butter, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, spices) and a side salad. Hopefully, we'll have a slice of Betty's Homemade Yellow Cake if I get around to baking.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:49 AM   #4
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Shrimp Louis Pasta Salad with French Bread.

For dessert - the remainder of a dump cake a friend gave me yesterday.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:41 PM   #5
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chick-fil-a. fruit & a vanilla shake.

i'm stuffed from the leftover food my Aunt sent us away with.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:23 PM   #6
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Dh is going to W. Virginia with his buddies and ds is working. I'll be working on my moms' condo getting it ready to sell. I'm thinking I'll make cajun chicken/sausage with penne. It's spicy and I'm the only one that will eat it. I'll use my jalapenos, green peppers and tomatoes from the garden.

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Old 08-02-2008, 01:36 PM   #7
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BethZ, beautiful pie, can I come please, I don't eat much. :)

Using Mama's spaghetti sauce recipe and stuffing the shells later on with only the cheeses and omitting the spinach. There is so much flavor in the sauce it'd be a shame for the spinach to get lost and it would, I'd like the sauce to be the star today. Garlic bread again since I have so much sourdough and plenty of cheese mixture for tonight's pieces too. Simple salad greens with Myer lemon vinaigrette. He'll get a cocktail and I'll be drinking lemon vanilla iced tea from Canada.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:42 PM   #8
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Im going for a walk then going to bed.

( i work till 7pm and geth ome atl ike 8:30) long 12 hour days with 4 hours commuting
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:56 PM   #9
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Paul's hunting...I'll either order pizza or eat a bowl of cereal.
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:24 PM   #10
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Pasta/Bolognese sauce, a tossed salad and dessert will be a blackberry cobbler.
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:35 PM   #11
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I'm going to throw some wings on the grill. Maybe with a hot hot sauce for something different. Something that burns for a while and I'll feel it tomorrow
And I have lots of carrots, too, but I'll eat them raw with blue cheese dressing

What season is open pdswife?
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:35 PM   #12
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I'm like pdswife ... DH is at a concert with a friend and we leave for 2 1/2 weeks on Monday so not much left in the house. It'll be either toast and cottage cheese or a frozen pizza.
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Pasta/Bolognese sauce, a tossed salad and dessert will be a blackberry cobbler.
why didn't you tell me that earlier, I would have just come to your house
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We will be having friends over for dinner and I will be preparing;

pork loin roast

baked yukon gold potatoes

fresh green beans

fresh Italian bread

and I supect the first sweet corn will be ready today, but I may not try to serve any, we will take a tour of the grounds before eating and I don't want too much last minute stuff to do, so I will send them home with a couple dozen ears..

and for dessert....home made cheesecake with blueberry topping....I made the cheese, made up the recipe and practically picked the blueberries...

maybe we will eat dessert first
Oh Beth, this sounds heavenly! And your cheesecake looks divine! Your guests are very fortunate people!
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:24 PM   #15
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We're going to a neighborhood potluck, so I have chicken wings on the grill that were marinated in garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I also marinated some red, yellow and green chopped peppers and onions in the same marinade; we'll "stir-fry" those on a grill wok and sprinkle them around the bowl of wings.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:32 PM   #16
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After roasting the artichokes, which smelled wonderful, I wasn't pleased with the presentation, especially some of the toastier leaves.

So...I pulled the pan to the stove top and added heavy cream to it. Then, I pureed the entire thing. Long story short, I turned it into cool roasted artichoke soup, to which I'm going to add a maques choux confetti.

Way more work than I was looking for
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:16 PM   #17
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We went to the last graduation party of the season, I hope, and had bbq chicken,corn on the cob, burgers, layered salad, fruit salad and a lot of other things that I didn't try. Actually, everything was really tasty.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:49 PM   #18
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chili with chilies and sprinkled cheddar cheese on it. crackers and a glass of 7up . still not very hungry.

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Old 08-02-2008, 08:18 PM   #19
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Angus filet mignon, baked potato, green salad. Homemade marble cake for dessert.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:04 PM   #20
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I had wonderful lamb curry that I didn't have to cook - we picked up carryout after the movie.
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