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So What are people making tonight for Dinner?

King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 05:37 PM

Just curious as to what's on the menu for the night before......

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  1. Andiereid RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 05:38 PM

    Mushroom soup and bread and a salad. Keeping it light!

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      fauchon RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 05:38 PM

      Peconic bay scallops, baked acorn squash, hand-picked wild rice!

      1. Candy RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 05:39 PM

        Rib steak, bone in and....???

        1. Dommy RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 05:41 PM

          Chile Rellenos in tomato sauce... without the batter and non fried but topped with Jack Cheese... :)

          --Dommy!

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            ErikaK RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 05:41 PM

            Goat cheese & potato frittata. was actually last night's dinner plan but due to a 70 minute train delay, we had pizza.

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              mrsmegawatt RE: ErikaK Nov 27, 2006 11:16 PM

              Yummmmmmmmmmm! would you share the recipe?

            2. Clare K RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 05:43 PM

              Going to stick to lentils, green beans and some leftover turkey meatballs. Want to eat healthy before the debauchary begins...

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                Courtneyah RE: Clare K Nov 23, 2006 12:36 AM

                We're having lentils, too. Lemoned lentil soup.

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                HillJ RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 05:46 PM

                Fruit & cheese plate
                lots of good wine
                Inviting friends

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                  Offbalance RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 05:48 PM

                  The call to our favorite local Chinese restaurant. It's a family tradition!

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                    HoneybeeSF RE: Offbalance Nov 22, 2006 08:05 PM

                    Us too! Looking forward to sesame chicken, spring rolls and hot & sour soup! Enjoy!

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                      Offbalance RE: HoneybeeSF Nov 22, 2006 11:09 PM

                      You too! (only we'll be feasting on Wonton soup, dumplings, spring rolls, and beef ho fun. mmmm.)

                  2. Covert Ops RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 05:50 PM

                    Must. clean. out. the. fridge. MUST!! My parents are hosting Thanksgiving and promptly leaving town the next day, so ALL the leftovers will be heading to my house -- and I have no room! :-)

                    So we'll be eating whatever's left and must go.

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                      Grubbjunkie RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 06:29 PM

                      Going out for sushi.

                      1. Justpaula RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 06:38 PM

                        Take-out sushi.

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                          bacchus RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 06:45 PM

                          I'm responsible of bringing my 'tarragon-stuffed eggs' for the Thanksgiving meal, so I suspect dinner tonight will be the extras with some toast (along with a nice bottle of wine). This not-very-nutritious-but-delicious meal will be followed by hot buttered popcorn and swedish fish at the movie theater.

                          1. Robert Lauriston RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 06:52 PM

                            Wild mushroom and goat cheese pizza.

                            1. Katie Nell RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 06:54 PM

                              Probably leftover fettucine and Bolognese sauce, courtesy of Marcella! Or tacos from a little home-owned fast food restaurant in my hometown; it depends on how prompt we are at leaving town!

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                                Cheesy Oysters RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 07:04 PM

                                Chinese take-out! We have a house full and I don't want to cook tonight. I made chili for lunch tomorrow. We don't have dinner until around 6.

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                                  cheryl_h RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 07:11 PM

                                  Leftovers - also trying to clear out the fridge. We're having pork loin braised in tomatillo sauce from Bayless' Mexico OPAAT and couscous. All of it left over from earlier meals. I guess this is fusion night.

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                                    ziggylu RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 07:21 PM

                                    I was tempted by some pumpkin tamales when I stopped today at the deli counter to pick up some pate for tomorrow. So I got two of those and then went by the fish counter for some red snapper. Going to crust that with some pumpkin seeds and make an ancho chile sauce and serve with a pumpkin tamale.

                                    I was originally planning to just make veggie burgers tonight but what the heck we'll start the holiday early!

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                                      meb903 RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 07:31 PM

                                      scallops, brown rice & broccoli - don't want to overeat the night before thanksgiving when i know we will overeat.

                                      1. HaagenDazs RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 07:35 PM

                                        Probably Chik-fil-a... I'm driving from Atlanta to Pensacola after work.

                                        1. sivyaleah RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 07:53 PM

                                          Left-over chinese take-out from last night. Will p/u some additional to stretch it tho, eggrolls and soup.

                                          1. Ruth Lafler RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 07:55 PM

                                            I'm doing pre-prep tonight, so something simple I can throw together while I'm doing other things. Since I have about 50 small bits of cheese cluttering up the fridge and some leftover ham, probably a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, maybe with some roasted red peppers. And when I'm done, I'm killing the bottle of Riesling in the fridge -- gotta make room! :-)

                                            1. rosielucchesini RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 07:58 PM

                                              Romaine salad w/Morningstar "Buffalo Wings" and Blue Cheese-fairly light ahead of tomorrow's feast!

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                                                GG Mora RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 08:01 PM

                                                Pot of beans – Rancho Gordo's Yellow Indian Woman – with a scrape of hard cheese. Baby greens from the garden.

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                                                  jackie de RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 08:01 PM

                                                  We will have a house full tonite too, so I made something completly different than turkey. Pork braised in tomatoe sauce which is shredded and then served with pasta, a salad and garlic bread. Made it last nite, so flavors could develop--now today I had time to make all the do- aheads for tomorrow.

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                                                    leah RE: jackie de Nov 22, 2006 08:15 PM

                                                    after the Holidays, would you mind briefly outlining your recipe?
                                                    it sounds yummy!
                                                    thanks

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                                                    Kelli2006 RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 08:02 PM

                                                    Mac and cheese. The oven is already hot and its a quick and easy meal.

                                                    I heard that take-out pizza is the most popular on the day before, but I have never ordered pizza before T-day.

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                                                      Sherri RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 08:08 PM

                                                      A casual kitchen supper for friends is our long-standing tradition. Several choices -- a sort-of Ciopino, split pea w/ ham and tomato-red bell pepper. I'll include the no-knead bread. Fruit & cheese for dessert.

                                                      1. Aromatherapy RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 08:10 PM

                                                        Grilled sharp cheddar on 7-grain, some leftover roast beets, brussels sprouts, local cider I think is finally hard enough.

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                                                          SAnativegirl RE: Aromatherapy Nov 22, 2006 08:31 PM

                                                          Hamburgers on the grill, a few friends are coming over for the Spurs game. Oh, someone else is bringing chips and pico de gallo and a pot of borracho beans.

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                                                          vickie RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 09:17 PM

                                                          ossobuco with pasta.

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                                                            tlegray RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 09:31 PM

                                                            Made cole slaw and will pick up fried catfish, hush puppies, and french fries to complete the meal.

                                                            1. 2m8ohed RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 09:46 PM

                                                              Dungeness crab! Saw them in the tank at the Chinese supermarket this morning (I'm in the SF Bay Area) and could not resist.

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                                                                peppermint pate RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 10:09 PM

                                                                A new recipe from my Donna Hay mag. Chicken breasts spiced with cumin, coriander and chili powder on lemon rice with baby spinach leaves, topped with coriander yoghurt. Roast green beans on the side.

                                                                1. QueenB RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 10:12 PM

                                                                  Thai take-out.

                                                                  1. Chowpatty RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 10:15 PM

                                                                    We're having a Chinese banquet on Thanksgiving so I was trying to get away from that.
                                                                    Linguini with shrimp in a slightly creamy tomato sauce, sauteed asparagus.

                                                                    1. LindaWhit RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 10:15 PM

                                                                      My family's tradition for the last 15-20 years (thanks to my stepfather) was meatloaf...easy to make, and for when we were traveling to their house in central PA (when Mom and he lived there) easy to pop into the oven whenever we got there after driving from MA.

                                                                      While he's gone these past 9 years, I'm still keeping up the tradition for myself - sorta. I'm having a meatloaf sandwich from leftover meatloaf I made this weekend. :-)

                                                                      1. foodiegrl RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 10:15 PM

                                                                        Reservations ;-)

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                                                                          piccola RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 10:33 PM

                                                                          Toast for now. Beer for later. ;-)

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                                                                            Val RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 11:45 PM

                                                                            I had the rest of the bottle of Cabernet from the Cabernet Cranberries that I made today! sheesh! Columbia Crest 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted so nice! I NEED a good meal but really had....olives, cheese & crackers, pickles...I think I need to add buttered popcorn like someone else said further up the thread...don't I love popcorn...well, I'm baking pies right now...hope they come out alright! Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

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                                                                              culprit RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 22, 2006 11:56 PM

                                                                              TURKEY! mixed rices & barley stuffing with Italian sausage, sage, apples. tomorrow, LEFTOVERS!

                                                                              I actually ordered a duck from Dine's Farms for tomorrow. Picked up the duck last night. thought it was damn heavy. Got home to find a duck and a 10-lb turkey in the bag. duck was frozen, but turkey was fresh so had to cook it!

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                                                                                paparouna RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 23, 2006 12:32 AM

                                                                                we ordered turkish- chicken yogurtlu, white beans w/ lamb, and turkish meatloaf. washed it down w/ belgian beer!

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                                                                                  prunefeet RE: paparouna Nov 27, 2006 09:30 PM

                                                                                  Mmm, you win!

                                                                                2. JenMarie66 RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 23, 2006 01:13 AM

                                                                                  I just finished a dinner of fried turkey liver and turkey heart! They were so delicious. I soaked them in milk 1st, then fried them in an incredibly hot pan w/ butter an olive oil and ate them with a big salad w/ arugula, carrot, mushroom, feta cheese. Don't think I've ever etaen turkey liver before, but I will again.

                                                                                  1. JenMarie66 RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 23, 2006 01:20 AM

                                                                                    BTW, this is the 1st thanksgiving meal that I've hosted (rather than guested) in about 10 years and in the last week, the CH home cooking board has been an invaluable source of ideas, advice, inspiration, and humor.
                                                                                    This year, I'm giving thanks for Cowhound and all the wonderful posters who make up its (our) community.
                                                                                    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!.

                                                                                    1. oakjoan RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 23, 2006 03:21 AM

                                                                                      Soup with base of Swanson's. Crumbled up some sausge later to be used for dressing, couple of leeks from CSA box, some canned tomatoes, small round pasta from that fancy pasta brand that comes in brown paper bag with rivets holding it together, some kale from CSA box. Sliced up the rest of the BitLaybread, brushed olive oil and garlic, sprinkled with parmesan, toasted. Served with the soup.

                                                                                      1. Kiyah RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 23, 2006 11:29 AM

                                                                                        Tuna melts, but since I'm doing Turkey Day on Friday, I'll be doing something else simple tonight, too, TBD!

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                                                                                          amoncada RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 27, 2006 09:40 PM

                                                                                          Mexican chicken meatballs in a zucchini & tomato chicken broth with lots of garlic, herbs and spices, rice, fresh mint and parsley...yummm! They're so light and delicious! My mom, aunt and I are collaborating.

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                                                                                            foodrocks RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 27, 2006 09:47 PM

                                                                                            Last night was loaded baked potato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, tonight is italian sausage and pepperoni strombolis with provolone, parm, and spicy tomato dipping sauce. I can't wait!

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                                                                                              shaebones RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 27, 2006 10:02 PM

                                                                                              My TJ stir fry. Roasted broccoli, carrots and red bell pepper, then stir fry w sugar snap peas, water chestnuts, and shredded fried chicken. Mix in TJ thai red curry sauce and top w warm peanuts and fresh cilantro. Served over rice. Easy and soooo good.

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                                                                                                AnneM RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 27, 2006 10:19 PM

                                                                                                baked salmon, salad, French bread...trying to eat light this week

                                                                                                1. Neuromancer RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 27, 2006 10:31 PM

                                                                                                  Something simple. We're leaving town soon, so I'm trying not to buy a lot of groceries or end up with too many leftovers. Tonight will probably be just grilled cheese and turkey (not Thanksgiving-related) sandwiches with some edamame. And I have oatmeal-cranberry bars (from Moosewood Desserts) I made last night for dessert.

                                                                                                  I just realized this question was probably originally post-Thanksgiving meal specific. Oops!

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                                                                                                    HillJ RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 27, 2006 11:41 PM

                                                                                                    Can't go back to a full meal just yet
                                                                                                    too much holiday... pistachio gelato for dinner

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                                                                                                      macrogal RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 28, 2006 12:34 AM

                                                                                                      Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with a ton of shaved Pecorino Romano (and probably more pumpkin pie if I can even stomach the thought of it)

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                                                                                                        SLO RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 28, 2006 12:46 AM

                                                                                                        Made a delicious Mulligatawny Soup with the turkey stock from the Thanksgiving turkey. The basic recipe was Madhur Jaffrey's Vegetable Mulligatawny Soup (obviously not vegetarian) and then I added this and that from my pantry/fridge/spice cabinet.
                                                                                                        Just the right amount of spice.

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                                                                                                          ergozum RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 28, 2006 01:26 AM

                                                                                                          Black Forest Ham that didn't get used over the holiday. I made a glaze with maple syrup, brown sugar and a spicy cajun seasoning mix stirred in. Also having chanterelle, pine nut risotto and green peas. Alas, the peas came from the freezer.

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                                                                                                            Kari RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 28, 2006 01:28 AM

                                                                                                            I know this for the dinner pre T-day, but heck I wanna chime in too...so...Beanie Weanie's and rolls.

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                                                                                                              lorenlpw1 RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 28, 2006 11:11 PM

                                                                                                              grilled strip steaks with nothin but salt, pepper, and a ton of garlic

                                                                                                              1. MaspethMaven RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 28, 2006 11:23 PM

                                                                                                                Meat tortellini in a simple tomato broth, with eggplant parmesan from Iavarone's on the side.

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                                                                                                                  rufustfirefly RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 28, 2006 11:45 PM

                                                                                                                  Poached snapper with tomatoes, onions and a cream sauce.

                                                                                                                  1. Dommy RE: King of Northern Blvd Nov 28, 2006 11:50 PM

                                                                                                                    I'm finally getting around to the Mexico One Plate at a time assignment... Snapper en Escabeche!

                                                                                                                    --Dommy!

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