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Nov 30, 2006 06:40 PM

What's for dinner tonight?

We're supposed to get colder than usual weather tonight and it's put me in the mood for comfort food. Anyone have plans for dinner tonight that you'd like to share? I could use some suggestions. I was thinking stew, maybe white chili? Something tasty and easy is what I'm looking for.

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  1. Malaysian-style chicken curry from the Gourmet cookbook with brown rice

    Green beans

    Hot toddy TBD

    1. Man, lucky you. It's 78 degrees here in Wilmington, NC. I'm ready for some cold weather. It's been hot all week.

      I love a good white bean soup when it's cold out. With some kale and pancetta then sprinkled with toasted bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and a little drizzle of olive oil.

      I think we'll be eating ice cream and popsicles. Sheesh.

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      1. re: Andiereid

        Do you mind sharing your white bean soup recipe? My mouth was watering just reading what you wrote...YUM!

        1. re: redleo_81

          Oops! Somehow I missed this one! I'm sorry. Maybe too late, but here's a shot anyhow:

          My white bean soup recipe is really, really simple and I do use canned white beans, and like it just fine.

          For two:

          1 Tbs. olive oil
          one small onion, diced
          one medium carrot, diced
          1/3 cup pancetta, diced
          1 can white beans
          1/2 cup chicken broth
          1 cup kale, rinsed and chopped
          kosher salt and cracked black pepper
          1/2 cup bread crumbs
          1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
          extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling

          Sautee the onion, carrot and pancetta in 1 Tbs. olive oil in pot over medium heat until onion is transluscent, about 3 minutes. Add canned white beans and stock and kale. Simmer 15 - 20 minutes. Ladle into oven-proof bowls. Sprinkle bowls with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, then drizzle with olive oil. Broil until crumbs are browned - about 3 - 5 minutes.

          By the way, it's STILL 70 here in Wilmington. We are getting some "weather" right now, though.

      2. I'd rather be in Wilmington! We're expecting anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow and had an ice storm this a.m. Yuck. Need good comfort food today, so I'm making beef stew with brown ale and lots of great vegies. We'll be mopping up the sauce with the terrific Kalamata No-knead bread I made. Cranberry cake with caramel sauce for desert.

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        1. re: jackie de

          We are not going to be so lucky in the snow dept. If anything we might get an inch overnight but the temps are dropping. I have a flatiron steak for tonight and I was just looking at Opinionatedchef's polenta and may make a small version of that to go along side and some turnip greens.

        2. 65 degrees here in Boston...yet I am still having Leftovers from yesterday.

          1. Something like country style beef ribs browned then cooked in either cream of mushroom soup or make your own gravy. Served with mashed potatoes and carrots or other vegetable. Mush soup gravy makes it tasty and comforting :).

            One time I used stew meat simmered in beef broth till its done then I made gravy with the broth.