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Anyone cooking (a non-leftover meal) tonight?

Brrrrrr. I'm roasting some asparagus and onions, and then baking those with rigatoni -and lots of black pepper, grated Parmesan, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This is one of my favorite easy-yet-yummy dinners for those evenings when I'm worn out but want something cozy and homemade.

I might make a cranberry upside-down cake for dessert. We didn't host, so we're not brimming with leftovers, but we sure are hungry :)

What are you guys making???

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  1. OH I'm forcing us to behave tonight...just finished egg white omelets with some poblanos and vermont cheddar I found lurking in the lunchmeat drawer. English muffins and grits for my husband and sliced tomatoes for me.

    Now- I do have this truffle just calling my name from the kitchen- chipotle ginger honey...I just can't imagine that combo so I know I'm gonna cave in a minute....

    1. No Brrrrrr here in Florida. you can have RI winters. I grilled a couple 2" ribeyes tonight from my hammock, barefoot in shorts and short sleeves, to break up the monotony of poultry leftovers with a little cattle until Sunday's turkey soup. Then I get back to my seasonal diet of stone crab. I know there's nothing like a Rhode Island Red, but I'll do the best I can with what I've got :)

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      1. re: Veggo

        I was on the road yesterday, so I didn't cook, but when I got home I pulled a big hunk of beef out of the freezer to defrost for today (while I was raiding the freezer in preparation for T-day I realized I had a lot of meat in there that really should be eaten). I also have a frozen turkey left behind when my old roommate moved out that I'm thinking of thawing and using in various ways. Oh, and I made mincemeat last weekend, so I'm thinking of making pie (no one in my family likes mincemeat except for me and my Dad, so we don't have it for T-Day).

      2. I sauteed up some grape tomatoes too, and spooned those on some toasty bread with ricotta. Purrrr-fect, and not at all light :) I would like to try grits (never made them) and we were just talking about trying our own version of a butternut-crab bisque we sampled on Try-Me-Tuesday at Whole Foods.

        1. Since we ate at my in-laws house on Thursday (i.e., no leftovers-no matter, she cooked turkey breasts instead) we made spaghetti carbonara with spinach salad. However, I have a 9lb heritage bird that we picked up yesterday that will be roasted today along with some, not all, of the traditional sides-cornbread, sausage and chestnut stuffing, cranberry relish, et al. I can't wait for the leftovers.

          1. We went out to eat lastnight, so today is all about leftovers. Currently my ham bone is boiling to make ham and bean soup. Lunch will be the soup and turkey sandwiches with sprouts, lettuce, and tomato