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Jun 28, 2012 03:20 PM

What's for Dinner #152 [old]

After a few lovely days here in the NE, summer will be returning with a vengeance through next Tuesday. Time to consider those hot weather meals again!

For us, tonight will be some lovely looking cheese and parsley sausage that I picked up at Fairway this afternoon. Pasta with homemade pesto and a salad will round out this very simple meal.

What are you cooking in your neck of the woods -- or is it you who are cooking?

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  1. Tonight's menu includes Taco salad plate with lettuce on a bed of lime flavored corn chips toped with cheese, salsa, freshly chopped onion and avocado.

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    1. re: todao

      I would love a god taco salad right now. Yours sound delicious!
      Why don't I ever think to make such a thing? I'm tempted to leave my pork chops for tomorrow and go out for some ground beef and corn chips!

      1. re: rabaja

        I forgot to include ingredients like beans in red sauce,and chopped tomato that also go on this concoction. I remembered those when I sat down for dinner. Leave the bag of corn chips on the table (or put 'em in a bowl if you're formal about those kinds of things) as the few that form the bed on the plate get eaten pretty quickly. Or, you can simply put it all on a bed of chopped or shredded lettuce and serve chips on the side. That's sometimes easier to handle.

      2. re: todao

        That's a favorite in our house!

        1. re: todao

          That sounds tasty! I love those chips with a hint of lime.

          1. re: todao

            yep, you may have started one of those WFD trends here... too late for me tonight, BF is in process of shopping for our dinner tonight, and i'm out tomorrow night (actually helping a friend with a catering gig - tapas - whoo-hoo!) but maybe Sunday....

            1. re: todao

              I want THAT for dinner, todao - my mom used to make the best taco salad on EARTH. No, seriously, yummers!

            2. Made the CH recipe for Prosciutto-wrapped Mac and Cheese Cups. Nice, even though mine didn't turn out quite as pretty as the picture.

              1. Tonight I had seared scallops with a grapefruit-sage beurre blanc and a side of balsamic-glazed Brussels sprouts and shallots.

                I've been low-carbing it lately and so have been experimenting with a range of proteins and different sauces. I've been cooking a lot of seafood: salmon, trout, swordfish. I had halibut for lunch today, the first time I've cooked with it, as the price is usually prohibitively expensive.

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                1. re: BabsW

                  Holy crap. That's WAY better than my spaghetti and meat sauce! LOL That looks AMAZING!

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    Thank you! I'd been thinking about a grapefruit-sage sauce for a while, and it was every bit as good as I'd hoped. :)

                    Mmm, I haven't had spaghetti in ages. I bet it was good!

                    1. re: ChristinaMason

                      Thanks :) I was really thrilled with the result: tangy, smooth, creamy. I actually licked the plate. My mom would be horrified. lol

                        1. re: BabsW

                          Babs! long time no see in these parts. you are putting us all to shame with that deliciousness! I think i would like to bathe in that sauce.

                          1. re: mariacarmen

                            It really is kind of a luxurious sauce. I bet it would moisturize nicely. :p

                              1. re: gingershelley

                                I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest!

                        2. re: BabsW

                          WOW That sounds absolutely fantastic!

                          1. re: kubasd

                            I was very pleased with the result. :)

                          2. re: BabsW

                            Oh, and by the way, I gave you credit on the last thread for inspiring me to make the stuffed bell pepper rings (chorizo and egg - FANTASTIC), and also a pasilla pepper that same night! you are quite the muse....

                            1. re: mariacarmen

                              lol I'm always happy to inspire. :p

                              I love those stuffed pepper rounds. I'm thinking I may have it tomorrow after the gym. :D

                              1. re: mariacarmen

                                Beautifully. I did not f*** it up, as it turned out. ;-)

                                1. re: BabsW

                                  hah - you did not! i really never doubted you...

                                1. re: BabsW

                                  Does look really good. I've been cooking a lot of scallops. Just too darn easy and taste great

                                  1. re: scubadoo97

                                    I know! For the effort involved, they really turn out a fantastic dish. :)

                                  2. re: BabsW

                                    Lovely Babs! Your scallops look like mine should have a couple days ago.... nice sear!

                                    Grapefruit sauce sounds excellent. I should be low-carbing more (note for you to notice about a bunch of us WFD have our jeans running amok around town, as we can't keep it under control...) Smiles. Nice inspiration!

                                    1. re: gingershelley

                                      Thank you. :)

                                      Those jeans are pesky critters, running amok or just falling off!

                                    2. re: BabsW

                                      oh man, need to get my hands on some scallops! Looks delicious.

                                      1. re: BabsW

                                        Beautiful! That's what I was trying to accomplish a few nights ago--but mine didn't look anything like that.

                                        1. Ended up not going out to have drinks tonight. So I'm reheating a cup of homemade meat sauce to toss with some spaghetti. Some crusty rolls on the side. No salad, as the lettuce from the CSA will be heading north this weekend for a couple of days away in Maine.

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                                          1. re: LindaWhit

                                            pasta and sauce is always worthy; let us know how the weekend away works out LW!

                                          2. Butter chicken, jasmine rice, and a salad of butter lettuce, cucumber, red grapes and ranch dressing.

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                                            1. re: tzurriz

                                              is butter chicken that dish they have at indian restaurants? mmmm...

                                              1. re: mariacarmen

                                                Yes, and while I admit the ranch dressing was an odd accompaniment, it worked rather well.