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January suppers

jenniegirl Jan 6, 2009 03:14 PM

Well, tonight I made a variation of a recipe from the Cold Weather cookbook-it was Strip Steaks with bacon and tomato butter. I used a grill pan, and made these fantastic little steaks wrapped in bacon, and made a garlicky butter from a bottle of doctored bruscetta mix from Trader Joes and put that on top. Baked potatoes and salad-the best meal by far of 2009. What has been your favorite so far? (Cooking for New Year's doesn't count...)

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    addicted2cake Jan 7, 2009 06:57 AM

    Living in New England, we eat a lot of soup in the winter. I make a hearty chicken soup from stock, then sautee whatever veggies I have on hand (I always include some yukon gold potatoes) in olive oil, garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme, fresh black pepper, salt, then add them to my soup base. I either grill (indoor cuisinart panini/grill) or sautee a chicken breast, cut it into chunks, then add to soup. Oh yes, I always include some pasta in the soup, some small interesting shape. A nice slice of bread or ficelle with our favorite bread spread (we're not a butter home) and we're in supper heaven. Your favorite January meal sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

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      CeeBee Jan 7, 2009 07:14 AM

      I made a very simple chicken piccata dinner this past weekend that really hit the spot. Sometimes something nice and lemony is just what you need on a cold and wet January night here in NY.
      I used Sara Moulton's recipe from the Food Network site. We served it with rice and steamed broccoli.

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        jazzy77 Jan 7, 2009 11:08 AM

        I second the piccata, but we used pork and mixed the sauce with some broccolini as well. Nice and simple - and perfect after the holidays.

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        ziggylu Jan 7, 2009 07:17 AM

        Roast chicken on Monday night. After all the excesses of the holidays it was nice to sit down with something simple and delicious.

        1. Paula76 Jan 7, 2009 07:13 PM

          I tried pearl barley for the first time today and made a barley risotto with eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil and a some spices. It was simple yet so delicious I couldn't get enought of it so that's got to be my favourite for the first week of 2009.

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