"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-01-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
Master Chef
 
Kaneohegirlinaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 5,314
Saturday, Nov 1st 2014, Is Anybody Cooking Tonight?

Click image for larger version

Name:	004.JPG
Views:	154
Size:	121.3 KB
ID:	22134

Made my version of Beef Stroganoff

Had some leftover Sirloin steak from dinner out the other night,
cubed that up
(over done meat, ack, but I just couldn't leave it,
figured I could make something with it, right? )
some well browned crimini mushrooms
sauteed sweet onions chunks
some thyme and S&P
housemade brown gravy
butter&parsley'ed wide egg noodles
and a "Dollop of Daisy" on top for me to swirl into my plate
(sans sour cream for Mister K~Couple, he doesn't care for it)

dessert will be Blue Bunny Peppermint Stick Ice Cream later this evening


(nothing green with dinner, but that's okay, we had a huge mixed veggie salad for lunch, we got our 5 )

Kaneohegirlinaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 14,676
We had fried chicken thighs with some pan gravy, leftover mixed rice/orzo/peas, and glorified green salads a la Steve.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 09:10 PM   #3
Head Chef
 
powerplantop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,462
I had pizza delivered...
__________________
My blog https://jamesstrange.com/
powerplantop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,016
We had Finish the Leftover Homemade Soups day. We had our choice of chicken noodle, tomato rice, and chicken and rice with white gravy. Dessert was leftover Halloween candy.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 10:06 PM   #5
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 46,777
We had beef barley soup with mushrooms and baguette and butter.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 10:14 PM   #6
Senior Cook
 
Bookbrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Idaho
Posts: 214
It was a rainy soup & bread day...Leek and potato soup and some getting-old whole wheat buns, halved and toasted with garlic butter and parmesan.
Bookbrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 10:26 PM   #7
Wine Guy
 
Steve Kroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 6,345
We had dinner at our favorite Japanese restaurant, and I had my favorite bento box.

Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 10:38 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 10,068
Good looking pics, kgirl and Steve!

I nibbled on leftovers. Nothing much worth mentioning. Got home late from spending the afternoon with my grandson, so his momma and daddy could have an afternoon movie date and evening to themselves.
__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 10:44 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 16,088
We ate like royalty.

We had dinner at a friend's house...the guy who married us and his wife to be exact, who have been my friends for a very, very long time.

There were awesome spicy, heated mixed olive appetizers, a mushroom soup course, followed by a rosemary-flavored roast with onion gravy/sauce, sauteed asparagus with lemon, mashed potatoes gently seasoned with chives, Julia Child's recipe for flaky biscuits slathered with sweet cream butter, spring water (it's a non-alcohol house), and a fantastic variation on traditional banana pudding (you, know the one with vanilla wafers, etc.) for dessert. After dinner coffee and tons and tons of wonderful conversation and so much laughing that my cheeks are sore.

There was another guest there (a lady) and she was awesome and turns out she's a kindred spirit and I can't wait to spend more time with her.

The meal was in celebration of our anniversary and it was so much fun. The perfect combination of good friends, good food and love. What a lovely time!!!

P.S. Even though I'm retired, the meal also resulted in a small design project I can sink my teeth into. That'll be fun. Retirement is good for picking and choosing such endeavors.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 11:59 PM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 14,676
What a fantastic evening Katie! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 12:25 AM   #11
Executive Chef
 
larry_stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 3,704
Night out
Dinner at Hot Tomato's in Hartford Connecticut
Eggplant Mascarpone
(Fresh eggplant breaded and baked with mascarpone cheese and sliced garden tomatoes, served with sautéed garlic spinach and our house made marinara sauce)

Fleetwood Mac Concert

Then off to visit University of Rhode Island's open house for my Daughter.
larry_stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 01:20 AM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 13,853
larry, you're almost in my neck of the woods. We're about 45 minutes from Hartford.

Katie, it sounds like a delightful night. Did you wear your new, sparkly earrings?

Andy, I thought some of my soup from last night was missing from the refrigerator...

*******************

Ohio State Football was on TV tonight, so I decided to make my riff on the original Quisno sub. Quisno's Sub House was a stone's throw from the Ohio State campus. Also just across the street from my friend Marlene's apartment. Smelled those yummy things, along with their pizza, till 3:00 AM whenever I visited her. Anyway, the original were nothing like the chain version. The chain was started by some former employee of the original. Nowhere near as good. Anyway, along with our lovely sandwiches we finished off the potato salad from earlier in the week.
__________________
“You shouldn’t wait to be senile before you become eccentric.”— Helene Truter

"Remember, all that matters in the end is getting the meal on the table." ~ Julia Child
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 04:45 AM   #13
Master Chef
 
Aunt Bea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: near Mount Pilot
Posts: 7,538
Wasn't feeling well so I had a bowl of oatmeal with a splash of milk and turned in early.
Aunt Bea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 05:14 AM   #14
Executive Chef
 
larry_stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 3,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess View Post
larry, you're almost in my neck of the woods. We're about 45 minutes from Hartford.
Terrific !!!
So if my daughter decides to go to school in this area I know where to send her for a home cooked meal

Don't think Im stalking you. Over the next few months we will be visiting a few other schools in the area, as well as a convention up in Boston. I feel like Im on the road.
larry_stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 08:16 AM   #15
Executive Chef
 
medtran49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 4,440
Stuffed and baked acorn squash. Stuffing was homemade Andouille sausage, red bell pepper chunks, onion, mushrooms, with sage, dijon mustard and red wine, then fontina cheese on top.
medtran49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 09:14 AM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 22,365
Nothing. I slept right through until four this morning. And I am still not hungry. I have an appointment with the gastroenterologist tomorrow. I hope he finds what I think my swallowing problem is. That won't solve my eating problem as a whole, but it is a start. Never thought I would look forward to what I am facing.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 09:28 AM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 24,491
I made straccotto - Italian pot roast with reconstituted dried porcini mushrooms and their soaking water, homemade stewed tomatoes, red wine, rosemary and bay leaf, served over polenta with garden-fresh green beans simmered in the sauce while the meat rested. Toasted seasoned Italian bread on the side and leftover Halloween candy for dessert.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 09:36 AM   #18
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 46,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
I made straccotto...

Delicious! I'll take this as a reminder that I haven't made this in a long time.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 09:43 AM   #19
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 24,491
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Delicious! I'll take this as a reminder that I haven't made this in a long time.
It was a cold, windy, drizzly day, so we needed something hearty. I'm so glad it's soup/stew/long-cooking season again
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2014, 09:44 AM   #20
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 46,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
It was a cold, windy, drizzly day, so we needed something hearty. I'm so glad it's soup/stew/long-cooking season again

Agree. I really enjoy winter dishes - soups, stews, braises...
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cook, cooking, dinner ideas, gravy, mushrooms, noodles, steak

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.