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bayoucook Feb 18, 2009 09:47 AM

Mine would be:

Bolognese sauce
Roast Chicken
Barbequed Ribs
Thick ribeye steak
Sunday Gravy with Meatballs
Shrimp Scampi
Seafood Gumbo
Oyster Poboys
Pan-seared Sea Bass
Eggs Benedict
Texas Briskit
Chili

  1. foxy fairy Feb 19, 2009 07:31 PM

    Oooo, fun game! Great idea, bayoucook!

    -chicken cacciatore, Mario Batali's recipe (COTM, thank you)
    -mushroom-blue cheese-shallot phyllo treats
    -snazzy ravioli with plum tomato, artichoke, olives, mushrooms in a pink cream sauce
    -amazing salad (butter lettuce, avocado, stone fruit, toasted hazelnuts, blue cheese etc) with homemade creamy shallot dressing
    -my mom's scalloped potatoes
    -bubbly cheesy enchiladas (veg or chicken, not sure which) with creamy sauce from Adobo/Pasilla chiles
    -pumpkin or squash risotto
    -chicken almond curry with dried fruit and yummy rice (Nigella's recipes)
    -veggie lasagna probably with squash and eggplant and spinach and a creamy-ish sauce (theme here???)
    -thin crust pizza with eggplant, garlic oil, parmesan -- homemade crust of course
    -pancakes -- thin ones -- probably blueberry, with lots of butter
    - some kind of amazing sandwich with arugula, homemade dressing, all kinds of cold cuts and ricotta and marinated eggplant Livia (Silver Palate, thanks COTM) on homemade bread

    Yeah, and I don't want to get fat on this plan either. HA. Maybe we could all walk around to each other's houses eating each other's twelve faves too, and our exercise from walking could compensate for the calories?!

    1. soypower Feb 19, 2009 06:21 PM

      1. Kimchee
      2. Mom's chicken wings
      3. Seaweed & Cucumber sunomono
      4. Kalbi
      5. Pesto Shrimp & Asparagus Fettucine
      6. Gyoza
      7. Xiao Long Bao
      8. Fish & Chips
      9. Pizza
      10.Thai Chicken Curry
      11. Som Tum
      12. Arroz con Pollo

      1. kchurchill5 Feb 19, 2009 10:08 AM

        Pizza with bechemel, shrimp, cheese and arugula
        good bean buritto with a great salsa, cheese and tons of sour cream and quacamole
        Mushroom and cheese quesadilla
        Lobster with lots of butter
        Stone Crabs, as many as you can give me, butter with lemon and garlic
        Fettuccini alfredo
        Rack of lamb
        Baby back ribs with a great honey spicy BBQ squce
        Mac and cheese
        Great Filet Mignon with a simple port wine glaze and portabellos mushrooms

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          don515 Feb 19, 2009 05:24 PM

          In no particular order
          1.Teriyaki grilled flank steak on rice noodle salad with roasted peppers
          2.Shrimp creole
          3.Spicy lentil raviioli with yellow tomato sauce breaded fried andouille sausage
          4 Perogies
          5.Crispy snapper with crawfish cream sauce
          6.Chorizo and eggs
          7.Taylor Ham
          8.A great hamburger
          9.Paella
          10.Mariio's meatball (with pine nuts) and his basic sauce
          11.fettucini with fresh peas and cotta ham
          12.Chile shrimp topped with sweet fried walnut.

          Can you tell its my first day on South Beach diet?

          1. re: don515
            kchurchill5 Feb 19, 2009 05:31 PM

            Love the snapper with crawfish sauce, yumo

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          Frobisher Feb 19, 2009 10:02 AM

          1. Pan Seared Strip Steak
          2. Lexington Style Pulled Pork
          3. CI's Eggplant Parm.
          4. Hazen's Bolognese
          5. Squash and Fennel Soup from Sunday Suppers at Lucques
          6. Julia's Roast Chicken
          7. Bittman's bacony brussell sprouts with a soft fried egg.
          8. Short Ribs from Sunday Suppers at Lucques
          9. Lobster Roll
          10. mom's Corned Beef and Cabbage
          11. Mac and Cheese
          12. Hamburger

          disclaimer: List subject to change in warmer weather.

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            cheesecake17 Feb 19, 2009 07:55 AM

            - veggie lasagna
            - mac and cheese
            - matzah ball soup
            - arugula mushroom salad
            - cold peanut noodles
            - fresh onion rings + french fries
            - french onion soup
            - hummus and pita chips
            - sushi or a sushi bowl
            - mashed potatoes
            - bean chili
            - spaghetti and meatballs

            if only i could eat like this every day without having to buy larger jeans :)

            1. JungMann Feb 19, 2009 07:25 AM

              Assuming that when I was cursed I was also blessed in not being able to gain weight from eating only these 12 recipes:
              Rogan Josh
              Chicken Paprikash
              Dinuguan with puto
              Mutton biryani
              Bacon cheeseburgers
              Omelettes
              Enchiladas with cilantro rice
              Eggplant florentine
              Deepdish sausage and pepperoni pizza
              BBQ ribs
              Red curry duck
              Lechon

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                Allison_ Feb 18, 2009 09:20 PM

                1. Good tomato sauce
                2. Tomato risotto
                3. Corn fritters
                4. Scalloped potatoes
                5. Roasted brussels sprouts
                6. Bean chili (the one from How it All Vegan, plus corn)
                7. Sweet corn, boiled is just fine
                8. Tomato soup
                9. Skillet beans with potatoes and greens
                10. Fried egg sandwiches
                11. Waffles
                12. Raspberry banana bran muffins

                1. othervoice Feb 18, 2009 06:47 PM

                  This is my kind of game;

                  1.Mom's Roasted Chicken
                  2.Lasagna
                  3.Slow Roasted Ribs (My Special Plum Sauce)
                  4.Spaghetti and meatballs
                  5.Baked pork chops
                  6.Chicand noodles
                  7.Grilled sirloins
                  8.Roast boneless stuffed lamb
                  9.Stuffed mushrooms'
                  10.Corn Chowder with cornbread
                  11.Ham and Asparagus Omlette
                  12.Poached eggs and peanut butter toast

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                    gfr1111 Feb 18, 2009 02:15 PM

                    Rima and Richard Collin's Chicken Pontalba (from the "New Orleans Cookbook")
                    Steak au poivre
                    Julia Child's Poisson a la Parisienne
                    Spaghetti and Meatballs
                    Szechuan Shrimp
                    Singaporean Chili Crab
                    Eggs Benedict
                    Roast Turkey With Herbed Bread Stuffing
                    Singaporean Chicken Rice with hot and sweet chili sauces, covered with sprigs of cilantro and served with a container of spicy chicken broth
                    an American Hamburger, ketchup, mustard, pickle, sliced tomato, raw slice white onion
                    Chicken chalupas like they make them at Sanborn's in Mexico City
                    Lake Michigan pan fried freshwater perch, like they make them at Teibel's in Northwest Indiana and used to make them at Phil Schmidt's, before its demise, in South Chicago

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                      hankstramm Feb 18, 2009 08:08 PM

                      Ah, Sanborns...Their enchilada suizas rule. I have to think about my dozen--will consult with Wifey...

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                      2chez mike Feb 18, 2009 01:50 PM

                      In no particular order:

                      -Caeser Salad
                      -Texas style bbq brisket
                      -Gazpacho
                      -Fried Seafood Combo(shrimp, soft shell clams with bellies, scallops, whitefish)
                      -Lobster roll
                      -Paella
                      -Prime rib
                      -Steamed soft shell clams with broth and melted butter
                      -BBQ ribs
                      -Veal parmagiana
                      -NY style pizza
                      -The perfect hamburger

                      1. Phoo_d Feb 18, 2009 01:13 PM

                        I'll play (and assume that I'd gain no weight from eating only these things all the time!)

                        My lasagna
                        Homemade Pizza
                        Grilled salmon
                        Buffalo burgers
                        BBQ baby back pork ribs
                        Braised Lamb Shanks
                        Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
                        Sashimi
                        Wild morel risotto
                        Freshly caught crab and oysters
                        Chicken tacos
                        Grilled dry-aged rib eye steaks

                        Phoo-D
                        http://www.phoo-d.com

                        1. todao Feb 18, 2009 10:58 AM

                          Pistachio Stuffed Pork Loin Roast
                          Chicken Breast Roulade in Sherry
                          City Chicken
                          Bacon, Artichoke, Pine Nut Deep Dish Pizza
                          Orange Croissant French Toast
                          Lamb stew with dumplings
                          Veal Piccata
                          Veal Parmesan
                          Hasenpfeffer
                          Baumkuchen
                          Aebleskivers
                          My wife’s lasagna

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                          1. re: todao
                            bayoucook Feb 18, 2009 11:06 AM

                            Sorry - I meant main courses - we could always do lists for sweets and sides....

                            1. re: bayoucook
                              todao Feb 18, 2009 01:15 PM

                              I think Orange Croissant French Toast and Aebleskivers could qualify as a main courses, if you like breakfast.
                              Baumkuchen wouldn't qualify as a main course on most menus but if you've ever makde it you might think it could be used as a main course with a glass of good Spanish Port and/or a cup of strong coffee - OMG, heaven.

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                              gardencub Feb 19, 2009 07:28 PM

                              baumkuchen - Really?

                            3. Sam Fujisaka Feb 18, 2009 10:42 AM

                              Laab & khao niyao, makizushi, sashimi with hot gohan, fonds d' artichauts princesse, le canard rounnais, enchiladas, tamales, mondongo, momos, goat curry, fruit & yogurt, quick Japanese vegetable pickles, black beans & rice.

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                              1. re: Sam Fujisaka
                                LindaWhit Feb 18, 2009 11:11 AM

                                I was hoping you'd reply, Sam, knowing it would be a veritable world menu! I don't know what a lot of what you wrote is, but I'd (hopefully!) enjoy trying it out!

                              2. Ruth Lafler Feb 18, 2009 10:25 AM

                                What about dessert? I love to bake, so I'd have to have my fruit crisp recipe (which can be made with different fruits, so more variety).

                                This is hard for me, because I don't cook a lot of main dish-type meals from recipes and I do a lot of variations on my basic weekday dinner that goes something like: saute some "protein" with onions, garlic, herbs, veggies, finish/deglaze with wine/broth/cream and serve over potatoes/pasta/rice and maybe a grating of parm or a spoonful of sour cream. Is that a recipe?

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                                  shallots Feb 18, 2009 10:24 AM

                                  Filet mignon (in beef wellington)
                                  Shrimp scampi
                                  Meat with Five spice and hoisin sauce
                                  Chicken andouille gumbo
                                  Moros
                                  Red beans and rice
                                  my recipe for blueberry bagels (with cream cheese)
                                  waffles with sour cherry jelly and good butter
                                  apple spice cake
                                  slow roasted pork shoulder
                                  (Jacques Pepin's) Leg of Lamb (marinate in soysauce, ginger, garlic)
                                  Roast chicken

                                  1. LindaWhit Feb 18, 2009 10:14 AM

                                    You don't say if a single marinade OR side dishes are part of this equation, so mine would be:

                                    Roasted Chicken
                                    Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Crispy Bacon & Toasted English Muffin
                                    Beef Stew
                                    Grilled Hangar Steak
                                    Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
                                    Maple-Roasted Salmon
                                    Scallops in Cream Sauce
                                    Shrimp Scampi
                                    Roasted Pork Tenderloin
                                    Chef's Salad
                                    ETA: Roasted Leg of Lamb (swapping out the Tuscan Bean Soup - I *knew* I'd see something else I'd want after reading other posts, and sure enough, shallots reminded me of one of my favorite meats!)
                                    Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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