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What's for Dinner #185 - The Deep Freeze edition (for most of us!) [Old]

Bitter, bitter cold in the Northeast and across the northern U.S. Warming stews, soups, and roasts abound. So what are you cooking?

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  1. Meanwhile, soup for lunch (vegetable-beef-barley), but lobster cakes (store-bought) for dinner tonight with some leftover rice pilaf and I'll also make a spinach-pear salad. A remoulade of sorts to top the lobster cakes - mayo, ketchup, pickle relish, sriracha sauce.

    1. Well, it's 81 degrees so I'd love to barbeque but I have a container of Trader Joes fondue in the frige that needs to be used so I guess its fondue... after a ride on the new bike the man is buying for me tonight. :)

      (not NEW new since we don't do NEW... it's a 1964 Spaceliner. I can't wait!!)

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      1. re: weezieduzzit

        What a *fun* looking bicycle, weezie! Enjoy the spin around the neighborhood! (And enjoy that warm weather!)

        1. re: weezieduzzit

          I googled the image of your "new" bike. That is so cool.
          Congratulations.

          1. re: weezieduzzit

            How cool are you going to be riding around the neighborhood on that cutie? I want one. :-)

                1. re: GretchenS

                  Thanks everyone... it should be good to ride off some of these big winter meals we've been having. :) We live in a historic neighborhood with tree lined streets and bike lanes so I will be able to get a lot of use out of it.

                  1. re: weezieduzzit

                    I hope you enjoy yourself. It sounds like a nice neighborhood for a ride.

                2. re: weezieduzzit

                  I googled it too - that is SO awesome Weezie!

                  It makes me miss my beloved'63 Mercury Meteor... same age as me (:). Fins rule!

                3. I have some left over picnic ham my mother in law gave me that I want to use up, so I'm thinking tonight is a good night for hash, especially with it being so cold.

                  1. Tonight I am feeling much better. The sausage and cheese stuffed shells got great reviews from the bf. Tonight is going to be b/s chicken breasts split and pounded thin and seared and served with pesto. Jasmine rice and sugar snap peas to go with. Light and simple. Avoiding fat and acids for a few days

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                    1. re: suzigirl

                      Sounds delicious, putting pesto on chicken like that is one of my favorites, so easy! I made a baked version of that last week... put some pesto in the bottom of the baking dish, lay in strips of chicken, then put more pesto on top, and bake it and then top with cheese and melt under the broiler for a minute. So easy!

                      1. re: juliejulez

                        Baking would save some time. Hmmmm.... I may try that, thanks

                        1. re: suzigirl

                          You're welcome.. this is the recipe I used, although one isn't really needed. I found cutting the chicken into strips meant there was more pesto-ey flavor in each bite. http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/09/...

                          1. re: juliejulez

                            That looks awesome. I am so trying that tonight. I will report back tomorrow. Thanks again

                            1. re: suzigirl

                              You're welcome. I made it last Thursday with a side of broccoli and orzo, so pretty similar to what you've got going on over there. The leftovers were good the next day too.

                              1. re: juliejulez

                                Trying to get my sweetie to show me how to post a pic. It looks amazing and smells as good. Thank you for the link.

                                1. re: juliejulez

                                  I loved how simple and juicy the chicken was. That is going in the recipe vault. Thanks a bunch again. :-)

                              2. re: juliejulez

                                Looks easy and delish' JulieZ,

                                Great idea for a simple weeknight meal...

                        2. Making your roasted chicken recipe! Side - french green lentis with carrots and red peppers. Keeping it simple - and warm!