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Aug 13, 2010 07:27 PM

Whats For Dinner? Part XLII

And so the saga continues...inspire us with all of the delicious meals & morsels, stories & ideas of how we get those goodies on the plate at the end of the, What's For Dinner?

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  1. In a new place for the weekend, we made a very simple rigatoni with jarred marinara and grated Parm (from the green can). Beggars can't be choosy. It was actually kind of comforting to have something basic after last night's elaborate meal.

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    1. re: ChristinaMason

      we had a very satisfying corn chowder with potatoes, bacon, onions, canned corn, creamed corn, milk, with a splash of sirracha and a shake of parm. cheese (not green can)

      1. re: betsydiver

        I love corn chowder, Betsy. Honestly, I've never thought of adding parmesan, and now I don't know why. It's my go-to cheese for many a corn-based dish (polenta, corn cakes, and, heck, even popcorn). I'll try that next time. Thanks.

        1. re: onceadaylily

          I've actually never had corn chowder, which is kind of weird considering how much I love corn.

          Maybe one of you could suggest a recipe to start out and give it a try?

          1. re: ZenSojourner

            Zen, rather than on the WFD thread, perhaps start a new thread on the Home Cooking board and ask for people's best recipes? (You also might want to search that board as well, as I think there have been a couple of threads already.)

            1. re: LindaWhit

              There's a wonderful-sounding one posted by roxlet on the WFD XLII thread this morning - not a chowder per se, a corn soup.

              1. re: buttertart

                i made it tonight. it was fantastic.

                1. re: mariacarmen

                  Looked as if it would be. Hope things are going better for your Mom?

                  1. re: buttertart

                    thanks for asking. she's home from hospital, but it's an ongoing thing. progressive disease. but she's feeling much better now, thank you!
                    and she looooooved the corn soup.

                    1. re: mariacarmen

                      It's great that you're able to cook for her. All best.

    2. in response to Cherylptw's request for a recipe for garam masala on the last thread....
      10 green cardomom pods, 1 cinnamon stick, 2-1/2 tbls. cumin seeds, 2 tsps cloves, 1 tsp black peppercorns, 1 tsp. fresh grated nutmeg. Remove seeds from cardomom and discard pods. break cinnamon into small pieces. put everything BUT THE NUTMEG (i made this mistake) into a hot pan and dry fry for a couple minutes, until fragrant. cool then add nutmeg and grind into a powder (i used mortar and pestle but you can also do it in food processor. i just bought a spice grinder yesterday!) when all finely ground, put in airtight container for up to a month.

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          1. I am on the hunt today...the hunt for local clams. I KNOW the Chesapeake Bay has clams (ever hear of Chincoteague Clams?) but I can't find local clams anywhere. There has to be someplace that carries them. I will take either hard or soft shell clams, however I've heard through the grapevine that soft shell clams are "crap" and they use them for bait. What?? Seriously? These people obviously don't know what they're missing.

            ....Anyway, when I find them I'm going to buy a few pounds and steam them with some white wine and garlic. I'll serve them inside the pot they were steamed with a nice piece of crusty bread. Sorry for the vent. Wish me luck! :)

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            1. re: krisrishere

              I just wanted to report that I found no clams :( Now that my heart is broken, I don't really feel like eating. Maybe I'll just have a beer.

              1. re: krisrishere

                Seafood from the Bay has been making people sick recently; something about warm waters and parasite growth. Don't eat anything local that's raw!

                1. re: ChristinaMason

                  Really? I haven't heard about that. I know that the warm water has created algae growth that can make you sick if you go in the water...but that's only in certain locations. Thanks for the info.