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Mar 2, 2011 09:26 AM

What's for Dinner? Part 76 (Old)

So, as we march through March, what's on the table tonight? We'll be round to yours shortly - please have the aperitifs already poured.

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  1. Up tonight at Casa Harters, a recipe from Valentina Harris that we've been doing for more years than I care to remember. In the book it's just called "Antoinetta's Chicken".

    A couple of chicken breasts are browned along with some very finely chopped garlic and rosemary. A good slosh of wine vinegar goes in and boils down a tad, then a small glass of white wine. Lid on and it potters away gently till it's done.

    We usually just have some salad leaves with this but tonight some saute spuds and steamed carrot ribbons

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    1. re: Harters

      Correction spuds......but gnocchi & pesto to start (freezer use-up)

      1. re: Harters

        Sounds excellent in its simplicity:)

      2. I think I need a drink NOW. A LOT of them. March is coming in like a lion for me - I'm in the mode of an offer has been made, a counteroffer to that offer was made, a counter of the counteroffer, etc.

        I was OK this morning upon making the initial offer. Now I'm a nervous wreck. We (my realtor and I) are in "silent mode" now...waiting a few hours for what I hope is final counteroffer. We'll see.

        So WFD? It might be leftover Hungarian Chicken, but I'm thinking scrambled eggs might be better for my stomach. Holy carp this is nerve-wracking!

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        1. re: LindaWhit

          'Tis many years since we've done home moving. I dread doing it again.

          Let me pour you a virtual large cold one, while you find the real stuff.

          1. re: Harters

            I'm still at work. They might object to the real drink. (But I think they'd understand! LOL) I'll take the virtual one until I get home.

            1. re: LindaWhit

              How exciting LW! I totally get that it is nerve-wracking and stomache churning too.
              Take lots of deep breathes and place your faith in the Universe, at least until cocktail hour arrives!
              May you be celebrating your good fortune soon!

          2. re: LindaWhit

            Wishing you successful negotiations Linda, keeping my fingers crossed for you!

            I think that Hungarian Chicken would be just lovely w a glass or two of wine btw!! ; )

            1. re: LindaWhit

              Linda Linda Linda! we await with bated breath!!! any news??

              1. re: mariacarmen

                Offer was accepted - close to where I wanted to be, so I was happy with that. BUT....(there's *always* a "BUT", isn't there?) the bank I was hoping to finance with shocked me with some unexpectedly WAY higher closing costs (I think she said something to do with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac trying to "recoup losses" so the borrower gets shafted yet again!) so my high of last night came crashing down around my ears.

                I was literally sick to my stomach (and not with happiness!) last night so all I ate was a bowl of Raisin Bran for dinner. I was glad for the Top Chef episode's distraction. Today I'm contacting credit unions and other financial institutions to see what I can find.

                1. re: LindaWhit

                  oh Linda. so sorry you're moment of excitement was dashed. damn those Maes/Macs! Hoping you find something more reasonable today so that you can get back to euphoria. i understand buying a home is fraught with nerves and fears, but it should be a time of joy for you too.

                  1. re: mariacarmen

                    Thanks. Don't want to stray too far OT, so hopefully the WFD thread doesn't digress on this topic.

              2. re: LindaWhit

                Buying (or selling) real estate is very nervewracking. Hope you foun some comfort food to calm your nerves, Linda!

              3. Breakfast for dinner - leftover Italian sausage, finely chopped onion and parsley root w/ some leftover crash hot potatoes. Heated up in a cast iron w/ some scrambled eggs and the last of the cheese ( can you tell I'm cleaning out the frig )? W/W bagels along side altho I'm leaning towards some leftover Girl Scout cookies. I am so freakin' hungry.

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                1. re: JerryMe

                  GS cookies won out. Shame on me. At least I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Tsk Tsk.

                2. Beef lasagna, garlic bread, tossed salad with ranch...Tomorrow, I'm lighting up the grill!

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                  1. re: Cherylptw

                    That's close to what we're having tonight - spaghetti with meat sauce then the same as you. We're hoping to grill tomorrow. I guess we're just running a day late over here. :-)

                  2. Nothing too interesting compared to many of you...Butter leaf salad with red beets, a lovely goat cheese and pistachios. Wild Norwegian salmon with a creme fraiche, lemon and caper sauce, with fingerlings for the man, & fresh spinach. Key Lime Cheescake for the mister (Eli's low fat version). Watched the Tudors on BBC America.

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                    1. re: twodales

                      That all sounds pretty delicious to me! I miss the days of coming home to dinner on the table, hopefully some day soon.

                      1. re: twodales

                        um, yeah, what a snooze! are you kidding? it sounds great!

                        1. re: twodales

                          Oh yeah, that sounds really lame ; )

                          (one of my favorite salads, btw--we had some of those same ingredients, in a less pure iteration for our salad tonight)