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mamma_spice May 15, 2009 02:10 PM

I'm feeling uninspired and was wondering, what are all you chowhounds making for dinner tonight?

  1. Caroline1 May 15, 2009 02:33 PM

    Coq au vin. It's bubbling as we speak. With egg noodles (too lazy to make spaetzle, but I may change my mind) and green beans.

    1. Boccone Dolce May 15, 2009 02:45 PM

      Well Mamma... I found De Cecco Cannelloni All'uovo @ the close out store and I would love to make it tonight but first I need to figure out what to fill it with, so...
      I think I'll do a cold pasta and shrimp salad. It's like 87* here and I don't exactly want to turn the oven on to bake the cannelloni anyway.
      I also got tomato paste in a tube that I am very excited about- the cashier said "WHERE DID YOU FIND THESE?!!" (I only bought 2 tubes.... )
      And then there's this cute little squash I bought- I think it's acorn. I hope it comes out ok on the grill tomorrow night.
      Hmmm...

      1. jfood May 15, 2009 02:54 PM

        Grill just turned on....chicken prepped. Mrs jfood making a salad. Breyers Cherry Vanilla on sale.

        Relaxing after looooooooooooong week and an early tee time tomorrow.

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          KiltedCook May 15, 2009 04:02 PM

          My Lady made a Bacon, Basil & Tomato Quiche. We're trying to eat our way through our abundant crop of heirloom tomatoes. Tomorrow I *will* make some sort of tomato sauce. Probably my award-winning Fire Roasted Chipotle Mole.

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            kchurchill5 May 15, 2009 05:56 PM

            That sounds great. I'm hoping to get some more heirlooms at the market.

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              mamma_spice May 19, 2009 09:52 AM

              Yum! Is your recipe top secret?

            2. Popkin May 15, 2009 05:31 PM

              Pasta something

              I'm just going to mix bacon, pasta, ricotta, parmasan, pesto, an egg, and tomato paste together, I don't know what it's called, but it is tasty :)

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              1. re: Popkin
                mamma_spice May 19, 2009 09:53 AM

                sounds like my cooking style!

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                SeoulQueen May 15, 2009 05:51 PM

                Just had some yummy tuna burgers with a side salad. I used the sesame vinaigrette recipe from Chowhound as a condiment to the tuna- look for seared tuna burger.

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                  adamshoe May 15, 2009 06:39 PM

                  For us, it's deep dish pepperoni pizza from ATK. Made this recipe many times and it's always damn good (even tho' I'm a thin crust guy from NJ...) Served w/ my famous (!) spinach salad that I appropriated from a resto I used to work for. Recipe: Thinly sliced red onion marinated in white vinegar and sugar. Thinly shaved white mushrooms (raw), 1 or 2 pieces bacon cooked crisp and crumbled, 1 hard boiled egg, sieved or grated (if you want to get fancy, separate the white and yolk...), baby spinach. Toss the spin in a simple vinaigrette of your choice, top with sliced mush, pickled onion, sieved egg and crumbled bacon. Fresh pepper on top and you're good to go. Oohhh...getting hungry... adam

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                    James Cristinian May 15, 2009 06:40 PM

                    We got some fresh pinto beans from the farmers market, and my wife made a pot along with some rice. Tonight we eat light, tomorrow we gorge on crawfish and oysters.

                    1. KaimukiMan May 15, 2009 06:57 PM

                      Huli-Huli Chicken, its a kiawe (mesquite) smoked half a chicken sold as a fundraiser by many groups in Hawaii. Side with a salad and white rice (of course).

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                        pie22 May 18, 2009 08:14 AM

                        a little out of date but i'm gonna post anyway.
                        tonight i plan on a spinach salad with grilled shrimp. spinach, red onion, some sort of crumbly cheese and shrimp panseared with lemon juice, garlic and sriracha, maybe a peice of bread of some sort.
                        i have a bag of spinach i bought last week without looking at the sell by date (i bought it tues and its sell by was fri) anyway the bag has condensated but it looked ok this morning so hopefully it'll remain that way.

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                          Passadumkeg May 19, 2009 10:02 AM

                          Spicy lamb black lentil curry topped w/ fresh garden asparagus over large grain couscous.

                        2. mamma_spice May 19, 2009 10:03 AM

                          It all sounds so good, I'm drooling! Well I forgot to post what I ended up making.
                          I started with some frozen chicken breast tenderloins (not enough to do very much with for three people besides making a meat sauce!), a shallot and garlic, the lonely leftover heirloom tomato, some tomato paste (to make up the difference), olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pesto, oregano, lots of feta cheese, greek olives and whole wheat rotini. I didn't know what it was going to be until it was almost done. When DH called and asked, "what's for dinner?" I told him that I wasn't sure and not to get excited cause it probably wasn't going to be any good. We all loved it and later he commented that my nervousness is a sure sign of a good dinner experiment! It was a good use of leftovers! The ripe tomato and the sweetness of the balsamic paired well with the creamy feta and salty olives! I didn't like the dark color of the sauce--but otherwise it was good enough for company!

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                            mordacity May 20, 2009 10:09 AM

                            Pancakes. We just splurged on a whole buch of fresh summery fruit so we'll have fruit salad, and maple sausage too.

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