What's For Dinner? #123 [old]
- LindaWhit Jan 12, 2012 01:54 PM
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?
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.
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. :-)
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.
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!
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.