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May 26, 2010 02:12 PM

Whats For Dinner? Part XXXIII

Well, here we go again - over 200 so starting a new thread. What's in your pantry/freezer/cupboard? We would love to know what you are making! Join us for Dinner and share!

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  1. boyzoma, you and Cheryl are always on top of this 200 post mark thing!

    Tonight in the baked apple (we hit 92° today) last night's chili morphs into Cinninati three way on spaghetti, beans, onions and shredded cheddar. Heat be damned, bring it on.

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    1. re: bushwickgirl

      Love that Cincinnati chili thing. Have not had it in years! A friend used to make it for SuperBowl Sunday! (although they have moved back to Chicago a number of years ago - He was from Cincinnati and she was from Chicago)

      You and buttertart must be in the same region. All we have is rain, rain, rain! Wanna trade places?

      1. re: boyzoma

        But that's normal for you guys, BZ!! We've been cool too, tho sunny. Can't wait for the heat of the desert this weekend!!

      2. re: bushwickgirl

        Wow, keep cool amiga!! It's always so hot, when it's in the City, phew!

        1. re: Phurstluv

          Well, it's just a one day 3H heat event; it'll cool off tomorrow and we may have some thunderstorms later in the day. It's cooling off already tonight.

          I like rainy days but not on a regular basis!

          I'm about to have a nice glass of lemonade, following JungMann's lead.

      3. It's still a bit hot and sticky, and I don't feel much like cooking anything from scratch (plus I hadn't taken anything out to defrost). A small container of meat sauce will be defrosted on low heat on the flame tamer, spaghetti will be made, and garlic bread will be toasted, and it will be dinner. I so decree. :-)

        ETA: Looks like my regal decree isn't gonna happen. What I pulled out of the freezer was pulled pork - which I'm not in the mood for.

        OK, lamb-barley stew is defrosting on the flame tamer. I'll still make garlic bread. :-/ Neither of these meals were right for a hot and sticky day (even with A/C) but I just have no desire to do anything more but defrost.

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        1. re: LindaWhit

          Hot in the Bay State?? I'm almost jealous, we still haven't had much heat yet, but I know it's coming soon! Keep cool friend!!

          1. re: Phurstluv

            Yup - Worcester broke temp records today - I think they got up to 96? Boston area wasn't quite that bad, but enough to need A/C! I think it's cooling down overnight and will be more seasonable throughout the Memorial Day weekend, thankfully!

            1. re: LindaWhit

              Hope so, for your sake!! My sisters & cousins in your area (CT, RI & NH) all complained of the sudden heat wave, can't say I blame so much worse when you factor in the humidity. And with the brutal spring y'all had.... now you're in the middle of summer!!

        2. haven't decided yet. went to the wednesday farmers' market and came home with swiss chard, kale, breakfast radishes, small turnips, english peas, free-range eggs. and chicken leg quarters and a nice piece of sirloin from my butcher.

          thinking of doing a saute of all the greens with poached eggs on top and a chunk of sourdough and butter with sliced radishes and sea salt on the side.

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            1. re: Phurstluv

              thanks, phurst! amended slightly by the time it reached the plate. added campari tomatoes and subbed sardines for eggs.

              1. re: appycamper

                Okay, now you lost me!! ;)) But tell me when you do the sirloin.......

                1. re: Phurstluv

                  lol. just about lost me, too! dh wanted sardines. he'd had an egg for breakfast and didn't want a same-day repeat. i don't love sardines unless they're fresh.

          1. A very tall glass of iced rosewater lemonade to beat this heat and humidity and to go along with my turkey torta burgers. If avocados, pickled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and sour cream can't make a turkey burger taste good, nothing can.

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            1. re: JungMann

              You speak the truth, J-Mann. I was planning turkey burgers for tomorrow's dinner, I like your spin.

              1. re: JungMann

                That lemonade sounds delicious! Do you make it or is it premade? Recipe please if you have one. Burgers sound good too; I have ground turkey in the freezer and will probably do some over the weekend.

                Tonight is the remnants of the roast chicken. It was too hot & I was tired from yard work to make anything new so the chicken topped a garden salad with lettuce, tomato, scallions, cukes, avocado & feta and that was dinner. Tomorrow, something different.

                1. re: Cherylptw

                  The lemonade is little more than half sugar-free lemonade, half soda water and rosewater to taste. I'd reckon it's about 1/2 tsp. for a highball -- just enough to follow up the leading lemon flavor with an unidentifiable something curious lingering on your tongue.

                  1. re: JungMann

                    Oh thank you! I bought a bottle of rose water awhile back and still haven't used it - this will be a great summertime drink!

                    1. re: JungMann

                      Thank you..I'll seek out the rosewater; can't wait to try it!

                      1. re: Cherylptw

                        Rosewater is the easy part. I've got to scour Manhattan to find my low carb lemonade!

                2. Temporarily on a liquid diet---doc's orders---so made a cream of carrot soup, served with a few cubes of fontina stirred into each bowl. Topped with some minced chives and chive blossoms, fresh from the porch. Also reheated some rosemary/white pepper pork tenderloin and put it on top of la ratte mashed potatoes so the gf could have something more substantial.