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Feb 4, 2013 03:38 PM

What's for Dinner #188 - The Long Slog Edition [OLD]

I know the groundhog said winter would be over soon, but it doesn't feel that way from where I sit! Cold, cold, cold. I've made a pasta fagioli soup for dinner both for the warming factor, and to make up for the feast of wings and french fries that happened in our house for the Super Bowl.

What's on your table this days?

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  1. I can barely keep my eyes open at 645pm after a late night last night in Baltimore. I think I might just muster enough strength to make it a simple, comfort food grilled cheese night. I have a hunk of Point Reyes blue cheese in the fridge which could be put too good use and would love some soup.

    1. I just went with leftovers tonight. Nothing on tap for tomorrow, except maybe something vegetable filled.

      1. I've got Korean short ribs marinating. Just going to finish them on a grill pan later and serve up with brown rice and lots of sriracha for heat!

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        1. re: initialfriend

          I think I know someone here on Chow that will not be inviting you to dinner any time soon. I, on the other hand dream of korean shorties piled with sriracha!

        2. Tonight was chiles rellenos baked in mole poblano. After much trial and tribulation, dinner finally came together. It was different and tasty.

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          1. re: ChristinaMason

            No, no; some of us are being lazy and/or boring. Fried apples over homemade baking powder biscuits tonight. My only excuse was that it was a husbandly request. ;)

            1. re: Canonical

              No excuse needed for homemade biscuits! That sounds awesome.

                  1. re: ChristinaMason

                    that dish looks amazing, CM, really delicious!

                    1. re: mariacarmen

                      Thank you, everyone! I will have to find some other applications for mole sauce, as I've got 1/2 a container left. Maybe roasted chicken?

                      1. re: ChristinaMason

                        or shrimp - shrimp mole tacos... oh, you're not doing any carbs though, right? or is it just gluten? so, corn tortillas would work?

                        1. re: mariacarmen

                          right grains. but shrimp would be good. maybe shrimp mole over salad of some sort. or cauliflower rice.

                      1. re: JungMann

                        And low-carb, except for the sugar in the mole sauce :)

                      2. re: ChristinaMason

                        Looks lovely Christina. What did you stuff it with?

                        1. re: scubadoo97

                          Thank you! The filling was chopped sauteed mushrooms, yellow squash, stemmed kale, garlic, leftover roast chicken, aged sharp cheddar, and a sofrito of tomato, onion, and garlic. I added a little adobo con sazon and forgot to add chopped cilantro.

                          1. re: ChristinaMason

                            Wowza. That's sounds so healthy and good

                            1. re: suzigirl

                              Oops, and I forgot, 1 tsp. ea. cumin and Mexican oregano and a pinch of cinnamon, plus some toasted onion powder, s&p of course.

                              And in the filling were some chopped roasted poblanos from my initial failed attempt to peel them.

                        2. re: ChristinaMason

                          I love chiles rellenos. It's become a new passion of mine. Wish I was at your table!

                        3. Here I was thinking we are all a bunch of lazy hounds today, and then short ribs and chiles rellenos blew my theory out of the water. Oh well, I'm glad some of you are feeling ambitious. I made canned soup. I did serve a homemade loaf of seven-grain bread with it, though.

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                          1. re: tonifi

                            Do not underrate homemade bread. Mmm. I hope there was butter, too.

                            1. re: ChristinaMason

                              Homemade bread has *got* to be the best smell evah.

                              1. re: LindaWhit

                                If they made a perfume out of it, I think I would buy it!

                                1. re: boyzoma

                                  LOL! I'm partial to single note scents and stick with vanilla/caramel. Usually just a body cream, but people can still smell it and love the scent. :-)

                                  1. re: LindaWhit

                                    How funny. I have vanilla scents as well! Two peas in a pod!

                                    1. re: boyzoma

                                      You mean they don't make a chocolate chocolate chip scent?

                                      1. re: PHREDDY

                                        Oh, heavens. Like the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies just out of the oven. I'm getting hungry now. And anything cloves or cinnamon.

                                        1. re: boyzoma

                                          Could you imagine, going to the mall and all of the shoppers smelled like vanilla or a chocolate chip cookie! the would be a kinder , softer world!

                                      2. re: boyzoma

                                        me too! been wearing vanilla oil for about 20 years now!

                                        1. re: mariacarmen

                                          I'm in very good company with my vanilla scented lotions and spray, I see. :-)

                                          1. re: LindaWhit

                                            I wear a black raspberry and vanilla body spray from Bath & Body works, have for years. I love it :)

                              2. re: tonifi

                                oh don't you worry - you've found your lazy hound right here!

                                we had take-out pizza and homemade salad (and the BF made that, not me)