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Old 07-05-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Saturday Dinner 5 July

Look at the time and no one has started this thread yet?? Either everyone is still hung over or no one is cooking. I'm getting over the hung over part...tsk tsk. 151 Rum in the hot tub last night might not have been the best way to end the evening. Although, the blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream we had after that was...

Tonight I'm making chilled mango soup. I posted the recipe here last year.

Then grilling two T-bone steaks, baked potatoes, greek salad and sauteed green beans.

I made a tortoni cake with espresso sauce for dessert.

Pretty sure we're drinking a cabernet with dinner. Cocktails may be mojitos.

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Old 07-05-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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I finally got around to start dinner. Tonight is chili and corn bread, even though it's too warm out to eat, but I'll have it later since I let it cook for a couple hours. Your dinner sounds good Vera.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:03 PM   #3
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We've been sitting around the house all day, being very lazy. I've gotten my bath and hair in, the laundry done and put away, sheets changed, bathmats washed and floor washed then carpets returned, and of course, at this time of day, breakfast is wayaaayyayay over.

Dinner plans will be easy.
Macaroni salad with drained white tuna, orange supreme segments, red onions, deconstructed deviled eggs, bacon, celery, mayo, black Hawaiian sea salt from Hilo and pepper.
Baked beans using canned with my addition of bacon, green bell peppers, onions, molassas, pineapple, black olives [I know but don't complain until you've tasted].
Stuffed hamburger patties with bleu cheese/onion/garlic/rigot cheese, Mrs. Dash and pepper on the forman, it's too hot to go outside to properly grill. No buns for me, Moomies for the man.
Grilled asparagus with lemon juice, olive oil, rosemary, Mrs. Dash and pepper.
Dessert will be vanilla and apple pie filling ice cream...
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:05 PM   #4
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Hey VB... I guess I have Stienmates to blame for this, but after reading his thread on Indian food, I am going to attempt to make Butter Chicken tonight!!! I forgot the dang naan tho! Wonder how hard that is to make.... hmmm
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:26 PM   #5
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I am exhausted after yesterday. Just having a lazy two nap day. I am going to grill a couple of rib eyes, hash browns and salad. Maybe my husband will take me for an ice cream if I don't crawl back into bed!

VB, you must have lots of energy!
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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We made a wine-butt chicken today. I'll use some of the meat to make wraps with chicken, lettuce, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese and some sort of dressing. I'll also slice up the other two Anaheim chiles I picked from the garden yesterday, so maybe a dressing with mayo and southwestern seasonings - chili powder, cumin, a little cayenne. Mmm, sounds good
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:36 PM   #7
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Considering what a late start this thread got, everyone's dinner plans sound wonderful!

Naan should be easy enough to make, once you make the dough, that is.

The official cocktail of the evening is watermelon mojitos!
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:37 PM   #8
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Preheating the grill now for some ribeye steaks. Green and yellow beans from the garden and some corn on the cob.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:25 PM   #9
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Considering what a late start this thread got, everyone's dinner plans sound wonderful!

Naan should be easy enough to make, once you make the dough, that is.

The official cocktail of the evening is watermelon mojitos!
Dough is rising as we speak!!!
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:35 PM   #10
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Been cleaning all day long, we are having our BBQ tomorrow as we just had the church BBQ yesterday and don't want it twice in a row. Right now, not sure what I am doing for supper tonight, maybe take out of some kind.
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:47 PM   #11
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I'm just getting in from the river. Beautiful day canoing. I am eating left over sirloin with a baked potato on the side and sandwich bun made into garlic bread.
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:55 PM   #12
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boy, all the stuff you guys are having sounds great. mine is a boring ole marie callenders chicken pot pie and salad. fruit for dessert. have some fresh strawberries. maybe i should make the marshmallow whip and cream cheese dip.

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Old 07-05-2008, 07:57 PM   #13
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Ours turned out to be Chinese take out, but just for the record Babe I love Marie Calander's Chicken Pot Pies!
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:05 PM   #14
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Ours turned out to be Chinese take out, but just for the record Babe I love Marie Calander's Chicken Pot Pies!
aren't they just the
most calorie, fat and bad stuff Divine things you ever ate. lol, i always feel guilty when i eat one. but someone has to.

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Old 07-05-2008, 08:05 PM   #15
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Angus filet mignon, baked potato, green salad. Homemade devil's food cake with dark chocolate ganache for dessert.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:38 PM   #16
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I want to go to merstar's for dinner.

I made what dh wanted: Slow Italian sausage from our fav italian market, cooked in layers with onions (I fried them in evoo first), good tomato sauce, garlic & tons of fresh herbs from the garden. Making those into sandwiches in an hour. It smells good, but I can't eat those foods. Not sure what I'll have. But, I also made cookies....heh heh
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:49 PM   #17
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CRUD!!!!!! All was going well, naan turns out good, doing butter chicken and time to add chicken stock! I miss a detail and add 4 cups stock instead of 2!!! Guess it will need to reduce longer!!! ARRRRRGGGGHH!
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:54 PM   #18
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Is there time to scoop out some of the broth?
Sorry sattie! I'll give you karma for your valiant effort ;)
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I want to go to merstar's for dinner.
You're very welcome here, jkath! But I don't think you'd make it over here on time, even though we're having a midnight dinner - we're all the way on the East Coast!
By the way, what kind of cookies did you make?
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:09 PM   #20
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Thanks jkath.... nah, I added it and mixed it all up and then a few minutes later started to question why it was so much and how in the heck it was going to turn into the 'gravy'. So I looked at the recipe again and that is when I realized it was 1/2 litre instead of a whole litre. If it would have been in cups!!!!

Anywho... I got the chicken out so it would not over-cook, I will add that back in at the last minute.
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