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Apr 9, 2013 09:38 AM

What's for dinner #208 -- first days of....sprummer? [OLD]

OK, so it would appear that, instead of having a gentle transition from the icky, wet & cold stuff we've had going on for WAY too long, it's WHAM BAM here's your sunshine, ma'am! Not that I'm complaining.

Because of this lovely, sun-filled day, our original plan to head over to the local sushi/cocktail place with friends got nixed in lieu of the Trini-Chinese chicken (yes, I can't believe I am making this again within only two days, but it's *that* fingerlickin' good!) on the grill at casa lingua, followed by catching up on the latest GoT episode.

Cocktails on the patio to start us off, a buddy is bringing a mushroom appetizer, I'll probably make some sort of side salad.... and a good time will be had by all :-)

What's cooking in your neck of the woods?

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  1. In my little corner of the desert, we had a cool shower last night. So my sausage, mushroom and potato dish went over well.
    Tonight's plan is for an easy dinner. I'm just making a Thai style pork fried rice.

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    1. re: alliegator

      Allie, I thought of you yesterday. The same blog that posted that shrimp pizza posted this Thai shrimp salad yesterday: thought you might enjoy it too :)

      1. re: juliejulez

        Oooh, thanks so much, jj. I saved this and will use it later in the week as we go from wind and cool showers to close to 100. And the Asian Invasion rolls in next week, this looks like a dish the girls will enjoy.

        1. re: alliegator

          I'm really looking forward to hearing what they cook for you, Allie!

        2. re: juliejulez

          awesome... I will camp on your thread ladies. Sounds delish!

      2. It's 83 here already. Tonight we're having ginger-scallion noodles with shrimp, asparagus, and maybe some other vegetable.

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        1. re: Chocolatechipkt

          Same here on the VA/NC border...I kinda miss cooler weather - and what happened to Spring? It seems like we moved right from Winter to Summer! Having said all that though, I adore going to farmer's markets for my ingredients and the warmer weather is a good reminder to me that some good eatin' is right around the corner!

        2. Another easy night as work has been craaaaaaazy!

          Roast chicken, baked taters and streamed broccoli. Chicken is a little bigger than usual as my son has requested chicken pot pie. That will be for later this week and he's going to make it so that will be a much needed night off for me!

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          1. re: foodieX2

            wow I've heard of streaming videos but streaming broccoli would be just awesome! ;) fab that your son will make the pot pie, you have raised a CH obviously.

            1. re: GretchenS

              What, you don't have virtual veggies in your house???

          2. I have a heavy day today at work. So, it's a "what can I pull from the freezer" night. I have some killer spicy hot, thick and dark no bean chili...maybe with a low carb cheese quesadilla with lots of salsa, sour cream and lettuce....and maybe a tequila drink ...a shot...or's going to be a tough day :/

            1. Lingua - I was just looking at that recipe and it looks delicious. Tell me, did you buy the Matouk's sauce Sifton recommends? I was hoping to not have to buy another hot sauce.

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              1. re: EM23

                I could not find the Matouk brand, so just got the Grace brand of scotch bonnet sauce. Packs a nice punch of heat!

                1. re: linguafood

                  Thanks. The recipe calls for 1-3 T of hot sauce. I'm a guessing you went for the max:)

                  1. re: EM23

                    Ha! No, but I started with 2 and that was fine. Since I'm kinda one-and-a-halfing the recipe today, I put in a bit more.

                    I still can't get over how great this sauce is - with 3 ingredients and thrown together within 5 minutes tops.

                    I want to dip everything in house in it, but the dude would not abide :-D