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Jan 12, 2012 01:54 PM

What's For Dinner? #123 [old]

Well, we ran through that last thread pretty darn quickly - lots of great cooking now that some old friends are back amongst us.

So, what's going on in your kitchen today and tonight?

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  1. i think i'm making meatloaf for the BF, as he's having dental issues again - probably something along the lines of the Prudhomme recipe - with garlic mash. And he always wants a salad, so some type of salad. For me, i still have a half a filet of tilapia in the fridge from Mon. (smell test when i get home), so maybe more fish tacos. ho-hum - i'm putting myself to sleep with this menu.

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    1. re: mariacarmen

      I've got some dental work coming up, mayhaps you could pay me a visit? Meatloaf and garlic mash sounds pretty darn good!

      1. re: mariacarmen

        Awww, poor BF! I hope he's feeling better soon - the meatloaf and mashed sounds ggreat!

        1. re: mariacarmen

          Great idea. I love that Prudhomme meatloaf - adding it to the plans this week. Hope your BF feels better!

          1. re: Rubee

            thanks Rubee! it ended up being an asian-style meatloaf. not all that great.

            but then the soft-to-the-tooth cottage pie i made for my dad did not please him, so i brought that home to the boy, and he wolfed it down!

          2. re: mariacarmen

            Braised Veal Shanks with saffron, garlic mashed potatoes. Delish!

          3. As for me - I *think* it'll probably be a pizza from Trader Joe's - or even easier, cream cheese scrambled eggs and toast (and BACON!). Just not in a cooking mood tonight. Besides, I have last night's Top Chef to watch/recap. :-)

            1. After cooking a la Minuit the last few nights, I really want something I can prep and forget about until dinner time.
              Christina M.'s chicken and rice dish from last night seems to fit the bill, with brown rice, some Meyer lemons and thyme. Saffron may sneak its way into the sautéed onions, just to confuse the better half.
              Steamed spinach on the side since I crave it everyday lately.

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              1. re: rabaja

                Don't think that was mine, but it sounds tasty!

                1. re: ChristinaMason

                  Woops, you're right. It was Operagirl who made something similar, although hers was more elaborate.
                  This turned put to be just good old chicken and rice with s/b thighs. Nice and lemony and incredibly comforting.
                  The best part was I banged it into the pot in less than 20 min, threw it into a 250F oven and left for an hour and a half to go workout. Came home to dinner almost done and no fire trucks outside!
                  Another 30 min at 300F and the rice absorbed the stock and the chicken was fall apart tender. I will make many variations of this dish this winter, I'm sure. Love unattended cooking!

              2. Leftovers.
                Pork ribs, black bean salad and a little pineapple salsa. I'm sure there is some leftover red wine and some cold beer to wash things down. Deb will have the TV clicker, I'll be fussing with the new garage heater.
                A (teeny-tiny) slice of chocolate brownie cake topped with whipped cream will put a smile on my face.

                1. I am so not in the mood for cooking so a nice simple omelet sounds and feels about right. I just don't feel like going through a lot of trouble. I don't want grilled cheese (my other easy fallback) so tonight its a nice cheese omelet. May I'll add prosciutto.

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                  1. re: Chazz27

                    An omelet sounds very appealing. Add a glass of wine and you've got an Elizabeth David dinner.

                    1. re: L.Nightshade

                      Agreed - VERY appealing! And since the Top Chef recap took longer than I had expected, I had leftover sauteed veggies I made last weekend (carrots, corn, red pepper, edamame). It was easy, it filled me up and was healthy.

                      1. re: LindaWhit

                        I think you should change your moniker to LindaSaintWhit! How many hours have you spent entertaining us with Top Chef recaps? Bless you for this labor of love! We all owe you a few nights on the town!

                        1. re: Berheenia

                          Saint? HELLZ no! That halo was broken a *loooonnnng* time ago, Berheenia. I'm just anal-retentive. :-)

                          1. re: LindaWhit

                            Whatever .. keep up the good work!

                        2. re: LindaWhit

                          Oh, but an excellent recap it was, LW--definitely worth the wait; your recaps are better than the show!

                        3. re: L.Nightshade

                          LOL, I did have a nice glass of wine. it was very good! :-)