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Old 10-11-2007, 12:14 AM   #1
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Dinner, October 11th

whatcha cooking tonight?

depending on the familial vote, i'm either going to make a pasta dish with the beef tenderloin trimmings, as college cook suggested in another thread. or possibly beef stroganoff, as per andy. or finally, i may make a variation on my tnt roasted chicken with gravy.

i made a version of a drunken chicken last week, using a method of steaming the bird in white wine and aromatics in a large saute, then roasting it in the same pan to finish. the pan gravy was very good, but i think i could improve on the technique and overall flavor by raising the bird up on a rack, stuffing it with the some of the aromatics (onion, lemon, garlic, rosemary), adding my dry rub, and using the wine just for basting and to create the gravy.

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Old 10-11-2007, 01:09 AM   #2
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I made a venison chili tonight and we'll be having the leftover tomorrow. Very yummy.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:49 AM   #3
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Tonight I'm making meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans cooked with garlic and a can of diced tomatoes.
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:32 AM   #4
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Tonight I'm making meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans cooked with garlic and a can of diced tomatoes.
Can I come to your house for dinner?
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:57 AM   #6
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Tonight I'm making meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans cooked with garlic and a can of diced tomatoes.
I'll be there! That's one of my fave meals, and I haven't had it in a long time.

We've got enough leftover chicken and dressing for tonight. We broke it up with Maid Rites last night, so we didn't get burnt out on the chicken.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:40 AM   #7
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Since we're just getting settled back in, I'm going to keep it simple and just make cheese ravioli with tomato sauce with lots of extra veggies added in. If I get up the energy to go out in the rain, I'll pick up the fixings for garlic bread.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:50 AM   #8
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I have no idea yet. Just home from vaca.
In my "real" kitchen now and don't know if I remember how to use one.
Not lacking in the food department, must ask husband what he's fancying and I'll go from there.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:53 AM   #9
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I found half a meatloaf sandwich from Boston Market stashed back in the corner of the refrigerator. It's from Kitty Adoptions lunch this past Saturday. I'm gonna nuke it and eat it with a cup of macaroni salad left over from Labor Day. I hope it's still good!
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:55 PM   #10
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What I make will depend on who's coming to dinner. I have one border and a DH who are sick and another border writing a final exam and may go out to either celebrate or drown sorrows! Probably end up with a pot of my chicken soup that everyone can help themselves when they feel like it. Hmmmm now it's got me thinking - some biscuits to go with that.... an apple crisp for dessert! Ahh for comfort food. But the meatloaf sounds good too (and if I make enough I have some left for sandwiches).
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:30 PM   #11
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Hungry for breakfast food - making eggs, hash, and biscuits/ sausage gravy. Can't wait!
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:32 PM   #12
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Meatless tonight, so it's going to be Sicilian white beans with Parmesan, homemade baguette and that banana-coconut creme pie that we didn't get to last night. More like fall here now. Can't wait to drag out my soup pots. Yeah!!!
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My SIL and her friend is coming in to town tonight and I made a big batch of Puttanesca last night. If they arrive in time, we'll have that. If not, I'll make fixins for tostados. I still have some garden fresh tomatos and a couple of avocadoes that need to be used.
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My SIL and her friend is coming in to town tonight and I made a big batch of Puttanesca last night.
May I ask what Puttanesca is? sounds interesting.
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May I ask what Puttanesca is? sounds interesting.
It's a quick spaghetti sauce. I saute an onion then add some garlic and a few minced anchovy filets, then a can of tomatoes, a little wine and let it simmer. At the end I add diced kalamata olives, capers and chopped basil. It's a sauce that cooks in about the same time as it takes to cook the pasta.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:46 PM   #16
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we're just having tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. we are hitting the road tomorrow a.m. and spending the w/end in the mountains. I made chicken enchiladas, steak marinade, brownies, etc to take with us so I'm too pooped for a big dinner tonight.
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we're just having tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. we are hitting the road tomorrow a.m. and spending the w/end in the mountains. I made chicken enchiladas, steak marinade, brownies, etc to take with us so I'm too pooped for a big dinner tonight.
Yea, but....grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup are comfort food for me. Yum!
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Well, the meatloaf in the sandwich from Boston Market must have been loaded with onions, because it has been revisiting me every 10 or 15 minutes all afternoon.
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:56 PM   #19
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I'm so hungry, but I haven't even started cooking supper yet. I liked my pork hash and green beans so much earlier this week that I am about to make that again. I might do baby peas instead of green beans. I guess I will know when I get to that point. On my way to the kitchen now!

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Okay, chicken soup and biscuits turned into steak, baked potatoes and home made ciabatta buns with garlic butter. Everyone was feeling better...before and after the meal!
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