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May 5, 2011 02:38 PM

What's for Dinner? Part 87 [OLD]

We keep busy posting about all of our wonderful meals, we're going to hit Part 100 before Memorial Day! :-)

So what's going on in your kitchen today?

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  1. As for me - I've been home all day while the FiOS guy installed cable, Internet and phone for me - I'm finally back amongst the living at home! LOL

    Took a piece of chicken out for dinner - I REALLY wanted pork chops, but don't have any and I've got LOTS of chicken (I'm definitely getting chickened out this week!).

    I'll make a pasta/veggie/chicken combo using some garlic and herb cheese blended with 1% milk for a "sauce". Slice up the chicken and pan-sauté it after seasoning it with salt and pepper. Slice up some carrots, celery, onions and I *think* I have some green beans in the crisper that I'll sauté together.

    Pasta is whatever I can find in the boxes still strewn about the dining room - I think there's penne. Drain, and use that pot to make the "sauce" - I'll heat the garlic & herb cheese with the milk slowly until blended, then add the veggies and chicken and stir. Spoon into a bowl, grated some fresh Parm on top, and it's dinner.

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    1. re: LindaWhit

      Welcome back to the world wide web Linda!! They say a house is not a home without cable, internet and phone!!

      I hope you had a lovely dinner.

      1. re: LindaWhit

        That's sounds great, LW, for a meal just after moving in!! My family would be psyched for that chicken and pasta!! Best of luck with the new house, are you still in the same general area as before or a totally new neighborhood?

        1. re: Phurstluv

          Totally new neighborhood, Phurstluv - closer to work, a bit further away from the Boston area. So lots of new places to discover (like the two local hardware stores I've been visiting this past week ever since moving in!)

          1. re: LindaWhit

            I bet you'll get to know those hardware stores very well!! How exciting, sounds terrific, all the best in the new home!! We should throw you a virtual Housewarming Party!!

            1. re: Phurstluv

              I'm in on the virtual housewarming party, I'll bring the red wine! Congratualtions LW!

              1. re: GretchenS

                Oh, good idea! I'll bring white (so i don't spill on your new carpet/walls!)

                1. re: mariacarmen

                  LOL!! I love how you guys think!! Okay, LW, I'm bringing my blender, martini glasses and making white grapefruit cosmos, for when we've drunk all the wine!! Oh, and apps, of course!! What can I bring you from LA? Tacos or sushi?

                  1. re: Phurstluv

                    FISH tacos! I've never had them (and I can get sushi here in the Boston area).

                    1. re: LindaWhit

                      Ahh, a fish taco, when done right, is a lovely thing. none of this grilled mahi mahi business! For me, a true fish taco, ala Ensenada Baja style, is a lightly battered couple of pieces of a moist whitefish (something cod-ish), fried golden and crispy and light as air, a sprinkling of cabbage, a warm griddled corn tortilla, and a white sauce of unknown make-up (i think it's just mayo thinned with lemon), and then add your hot sauce/pico de gallo combo. something like this (tho it's shown here without the cabbage)

                      eaten standing on a street corner. SO GOOD. Linda, somehow, you need to make this happen. am i right, Phurstluv??

                      1. re: mariacarmen

                        Oh yes, mc, great description, and we have lots of fish tacos out here!! So good with the crispy hot fish, crispy cool cabbage crunch & creamy hot sauce, yum!!

            2. re: LindaWhit

              Congratulations on your new home Linda!

              1. re: Rubee

                Thanks everyone! Probably the one thing I really miss is not knowing where everything is and being able to plan my day's errands. But that will come with time, I'm sure. :-)

          2. re: LindaWhit

            So my Richmond Food Guru has left the area....aaagggahhhhhhhh!!!

          3. Dinner for me (remember, I eat quite early) was my NYT homemade bread today sliced and toasted covered with Welsh Rarebit. The recipe for the Rarebit I got on line and was not that great (I couldn't find my previously used recipe.)

            The quality of the cheese and beer were excellent, so it was a loss to combine them into this dish.

            Arugula and green onion from the garden. a glass of rioja wine.

            Thanks for starting a new Part 87.

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            1. re: Rella

              Well that sounds delicious on all counts Rella!

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              1. Lunch was a pastrami sandwich with pickles, melted swiss, mustard and horseradish sauce.

                Looks like it will be a long day, so I have curtailed our Cinco de Mayo menu to guacamole and chips, green chili burritos "baked enchilada style" with Caesar salad, and hopefully mangos flameados. Cocktails will be whatever E feels like whipping up, involving tequila of course.

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                1. re: Rubee

                  Your dinner sounds wonderful Rubee and that sandwich had my mouth watering!! Beautiful!

                  1. re: Rubee

                    Do you guys have a good deli there, or is this sammie your own creation? Just wondering for when we visit your neck of the woods, again, we had so much fun last year!!

                  2. Probably stuffed chicken breasts since he never tires of them and I can use whatever is on hand.

                    Cut a slit in the breast, fill with room temp cream cheese that I mix with garlic, fresh herbs, sometimes chopped pieces of proscuitto, basically whatever is around- dredge in flour, egg, panko and then cook until golden in a little oil. I cook the veggies (probably zucchini out of the garden tonight and maybe some kind of carrots or roasted red peppers to get all of the colors in) while the chicken is finishing in the oven.

                    I stuffed the chicken breasts with a creamy crab and spinach dip once, with artichoke asiago dip when I had it- anything goes as long as it's creamy.