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Apr 19, 2013 09:42 AM

What's for Dinner #211 - The Relaxing (hopefully!) Weekend Edition [OLD]

My head hurts for my adopted city - seeing Boston streets completely deserted while in lock down is extremely unsettling. I do hope the insanity ends very soon for those people in the midst of it - please stay safe, all of you!

So - what do we turn to to comfort ourselves? Food (and drink!). What are you cooking, eating, and drinking?

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  1. As for me - it's lunchtime. I'm making yet another cheese steak for lunch - this time, with Utz potato chips.

    Dinner tonight is, as yet, undecided. There's lots in the freezer - perhaps a hamburger or some chicken. We'll see.

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    1. re: LindaWhit

      I feel for all of you in Boston. This has been so difficult to watch and read. I cant wait til they catch the second bastard. I was tempted to much not to have these sammies. I am making cheesesteaks for dinner tonight after reading this post twice in a row. Peppers, onions mushrooms and shaved ribeye. Provolone for me, cheddar for bf. Steak fries in the toaster oven to go with. A1 on the side to dip for me

      1. re: suzigirl

        The cheesesteak sounds great, suzi! AND it seems as they might have found him.....we're still waiting to hear.....

        1. re: suzigirl

          It is OFFICIALLY OVER. They have him in custody!

          ETA: Thanks for the leeway given, Mods....

            1. re: LindaWhit

              I hope those of you in the area can sleep a bit easier tonight.

              1. re: LindaWhit

                Thank god peace is restored. I hope he gets what he deserves. I want to say so much more but this is about food. Diligence prevails. God bless America.

                1. re: suzigirl

                  It was nice to see tonight on the news the fine people of Boston with a smile on their face rather than tears in their eyes.

                2. re: LindaWhit

                  Greatly relieved for all of you in and around the Boston area! It's rocked all of us around the country and can only imagine what it must like to have had it happen in your own city.

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    A wag on another website suggested the cops drop the suspect off at a bar in the South End.


                  2. re: suzigirl

                    A1 sauce is a great choice as a dip for beef...yummy! While we have tried recreating many of the brand label sauces, A1 and Heinz 57 are two sauces that we still keep on hand at all times. A1 is especially great with hamburgers!

                    1. re: littleflower

                      Love me some A1. It is (and was) great on cheesesteak

                3. I'm so sorry, Linda. We are all thinking of you guys. Stay safe!

                  Tonight I think I'm making Ellie Krieger's chicken satay with peanut sauce, brown rice, and roasted broccoli. I normally work Fridays but have today off, so will have time to do a little cooking. Nothing fancy, but my little kids love it, it's pretty healthy, and I'm happy with anything that has peanut sauce on it :). Camping this weekend, probably simple food for that.

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                  1. re: girlwonder88

                    I like Ellie's recipes - the chicken satay sounds like a good one. She was the guest chef tonight on Simply Ming, and wish one of the food channels would add her into their line up. I watched her show when she used to have on the Food Network, and miss her tips on how to use healthy ingredients in recipes while still maintaining great flavor.

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                    1. I have lots of leftover chili. I made it Wednesday, thinking my husband saw going to be snowed in, not taking a trip to another part of the state for a music festival. Wrong. The minute the roads opened, they took off. We had a snow day Wednesday here. It's melting somewhat, but we are expecting another snowstorm in a few days.

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                      1. re: wyogal

                        MORE snow? Ugh. You and juliejulz dealing with that, and so much flooding in Chicago yesterday. Bizarre weather. :-(

                        1. re: LindaWhit

                          Yes, we got around 20 inches Tues/Wed. after the snow from the last storm melted. At least the leaves haven't come out on the trees yet, otherwise there would be lots of damage.

                          1. re: wyogal

                            I feel your pain, although not 20 inches worth, thank goodness. A measly 7 inches in my driveway (but my plow guy came and did his thing) .

                            Low and slow mini pork butt in the oven for dinner nachos.

                          2. re: LindaWhit

                            Seriously... the weather keeps effing up my meal plans! I have this asian BBQ chicken I've been dying to try, but every time I put it on the plan, snow pops up on the weather forecast!

                            1. re: juliejulez

                              No way to make it indoors vs. using the outdoor grill?

                              1. re: LindaWhit

                                I suppose I could just bake it, but I really want to grill!! Hopefully this next thing will be the last.... although that's what I said about this week haha!

                          3. re: wyogal

                            Snow?, come on! not again?....Keep the soup pot on! I hope you purchased the extended warranty on the snow blower!

                              1. re: wyogal

                                I bet the snow man was not happy about that decision!

                                1. re: PHREDDY

                                  It was his choice! He spent most of Wednesday morning shoveling. Our son also helped, and once they got it shoveled, it stayed pretty clear as the ground really is warming up. really, it is. (I keep telling myself that.)

                                  1. re: wyogal

                                    Did you serve the "shovelers" something nice and warm afterwards?

                                    1. re: PHREDDY

                                      I was hoping to feed him chili... but then he had to leave. He's getting the chili tonight. Son got a breakfast burrito. :)

                                      1. re: wyogal

                               will be a rainy weekend here thinking about meals for the inside......Keep warm, the sun will come out tomorrow!

                                        1. re: PHREDDY

                                          Sun came out today, melting like crazy! In time for more snow in a few days.

                                            1. re: wyogal

                                              Really? MORE snow for you? When will it end this year.... (am I wrong in thinking this is going really, really late in the season even for your area?).

                                              Best wishes for WARM GROUND and a change in the weather. Oh, and of course, delicious food in the meantime:)

                            1. I can't even think about dinner right now. I know I will feel better if I get into the kitchen. It's just my mind is in a state of shock. I start trying to make a list and then I am overwhelmed by what is going on.

                              I am thinking an impromptu potluck might be in order. Friends, food and wine might be just what we all need. A am Thankful I can even entertain that idea unlike my friends in the city.....

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                              1. re: foodieX2

                                A potluck with friends sounds *perfect*, foodie!

                                1. re: foodieX2

                                  Potluck does sound like a perfect idea foodieX2!! I am feeling blessed that I volunteered to bring food to friends with a child in the hospital -- something to do and I do feel better in the kitchen, I bet you will too.