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Apr 15, 2013 03:28 PM

What's for dinner? #210 -- clever title escaping me at the moment... [OLD]

Horrible news from Boston. Hoping our Boston 'hounds, their families and friends are safe, and find comfort in sharing a meal together tonight.

At casa lingua, it's the NYT chicken again (3rd time in 2 weeks!), grilled, not fried. Friends are coming over to catch up on GoT, bringing veggies and dessert.

Though we may spend some time watching news to see which fuck-up is responsible for this awfulness.

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  1. I think the title is clever. Tonight I am being a lemming and following the stroganoff tonight. Just your basic button mushrooms and yellow onions and a sizzler sirloin suggested by my butcher. Not anything fancy. But I can tell you I love sour cream and i got the full fat and I am going heavy on it baby. Buttered noodles and a through the garden salad and homemade ranch

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    1. re: suzigirl

      Woohoo for Stroggy (as he is now referred to in our house). I seriously have an issue not calling anything by it's proper name. Zuni chicken = Zuni man, stuffed chicken breasts = chicken boobs and now we have Stroganoff = Stroggy as if he were my pet pig. I made my first Stroganoff this weekend and while I was leery, wow it's good! I don't even love sour cream, well now I think I do as I think I bought a legitimate brand vs the usual runny, tangy, nasty. You probably eyeball it but how much do you use for a 1 lb or so of meat + shrooms? I ran across a wide variation in recipes so just wondering. Although as I'm sure you might do as well, I just added more at the table since I didn't think it was enough, can't have enough dairy fat right? Dinner sounds great.

      1. re: fldhkybnva

        I'm going to make this with a chuck roast later this week. Not classic stroganoff, but hopefully a good weeknight adaptation. I think I'll brown the meat, mushrooms, onions, and shallots and braise in a small amount of beef broth in the crock pot all day while we're at work. Then home, reduce the sauce if needed, herbs, sour cream...dinner! That's the plan for Wednesday, anyway.

        1. re: ChristinaMason

          Sounds great, I actually pondered using chuck as it's hands off and unlike my mistake top round which turned into chopped shoe leather, it'd be quite tasty and succulent.

        2. re: fldhkybnva

          I used a one lb Sizzler sirlion, one small onion, 8 oz sliced mushrooms and 8 oz of sour cream. Also garlic, flour, beef broth and seasonings. That is it really. The best flavor comes from the searing of the meat and veggies.

          1. re: suzigirl

            Indeed, I could eat a plate of mushrooms and onions and be in heaven...oh wait, I do that all the time!

      2. It'll be leftover pork tenderloin and roasted potatoes for me tonight.

        It's Patriots Day in Massachusetts. The reenactment of the Battle of Lexington and Concord happened this morning. The start of the Revolutionary War. THAT should tell all what we Americans are made of.

        My heart goes out to the injured and those who have lost family members.

        1. Today is Patriots' Day, the shot heard 'round the world. It's a holiday in Boston: the Red Sox play, the marathon is run. The bad guys knew this.

          I'm not very happy right now.

          Deb is making a sauce Bolognese as I type and the house smells great. I bought a three pound chunk of chuck and Deb ground it all. I'm guessing cheeseburgers are in my immediate future and pasta Bolognese is warming up in the bullpen. I'll caramelize some onions to top the burgers.

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          1. re: steve h.

            Thanks for not having a clever title. There is no joy in Boston now. We have to sort this out.

              1. re: steve h.

                This will probably get deleted, but this is my hometown.

                I used to get haircuts across the street. There was a cool little cafe on the bottom floor of the building back when. [Way back when. And yeah, I recognized it instantly. ] I ache.

                Patriots' Day means Red Sox game in the morning and then hustle over to the finish line to cheer the runners. Gah. Insanity.

                We baked chicken breasts with key lime marmalade and habanero maple syrup glaze for supper, but I didn't have much of an appetite. I ache for my hometown.

                1. re: nikkihwood

                  I understand what you say about not having an appetite last night. It was not a happy day for a few reasons. The Audrie Potts story, the Marathon and of course to a lesser degree-tax day. A glass of red was well-recieved and the capellini bolognese was picked over last night.

                  It would be nice to have some good news for everyone. Blessings to all in Boston.

            1. re: steve h.

              "I'm not very happy right now." Yep. I know what you mean, I really do. It was a long uneasy and restless night and I welcomed sleep last night and was happy for the sun today.

              I have a small rack of lamb in the fridge, and despite not being in the mood to cook or eat...that will be dinner tonight. Emeril's garlic, shallot, potato, custard ramekins. No doubt, some red on the side.

              1. re: twodales

                "New York Stands With Boston" is on the New York football Giants homepage.

                I echo this sentiment.

                1. re: steve h.

                  The NY Yankees will play "Sweet Caroline" tonight at the end of the 3rd inning.

                  And Chicago stood with us as well. The sports page of today's Chicago Tribune:


                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    Not sure I get the significance of "Sweet Caroline". Could someone explain it to me?

                    1. re: twodales

                      Oh Linda- even me with so little sports education knows that! It's the classic Fenway/Redsox song. Recently revealed to be about Caroline Kennedy.

                      1. re: foodieX2

                        Chicagoan here: WHITE Sox and the Cubbies. I have never heard about this BoSox tradition. Nor do the Kennedy's have much significance here except that they own the Merchandise Mart.

                      2. re: twodales

                        twodales, it's played in the break before the bottom of the 8th inning at Fenway Park. It was a song tossed into the mix back in 1997, and everyone liked it that when John Henry and the other current owners bought the Sox in 2002, it became tradition to play it at every home game. It's quite fun to be there - almost the entire park joining in. :-)



              2. Trying out the pork char Sui recipe I picked up from someone around here. Sides of broccoli, snow peas, and couscous...oh and edamame

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                1. re: sunangelmb

                  I'd love to know how it turns out. I love pork char Sui but dare I make it at home?

                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                    It was very good. A little untraditional, but the flavor was delicious, and it was super simple to make. I would definitely make I again. Here is the link

                  2. One bright spot is that the red cross has announced that due to the generosity of many there is no more need for blood donations. They are encouraging people to make an app't for a later date.

                    As Mr Rogers said "look for the helpers. You will always find people helping"

                    Still no appetite her at chez foodiex2. Pizza will wait for another day.

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                    1. re: foodieX2

                      Sorry, your appetite is lacking but t is more than understandable. Nice to hear that there is plenty of donated blood. This is a little thing I feel pretty strongly about--if you're a healthy specimen, give up some of your blood!
                      I hope that everyone is able to make sense of this someday.
                      And that pizza will always be there, and it will taste much better at a later date.

                      1. re: foodieX2

                        Another bright spot: many many people have opened their homes to runners and families stranded by all the lockdowns and closures.

                        I grabbed a pizza on the way home and it looks like loads of people did, orders were stacked up like crazy, not typical for a Monday I would guess. But not much appetite for it at all.

                        1. re: foodieX2

                          Sad, sad day in Boston. Wants make me cry for all who were maimed and lost heir lives.