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Jan 10, 2014 11:47 AM

What's for Dinner #267 -- January Thaw Edition [through January 15, 2014]

Who knows how long it will last, but the frigid temperatures of earlier in the week are being followed but above normal temperatures for the weekend. Usually, our January thaws occur later in the month, so this one is early. Given what we were dealing with on Monday, however, I'm not complaining!

What's for dinner in your house?

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  1. Hi rox,

    Buffalo wings are up tonight. I sourced some really plump wings and Deb will work her heart-clogging magic. We'll stand at the kitchen counter, pretend the celery stalks dipped in blue cheese dressing are a form of health food and swill beer and wine. Maybe some retro stuff I pulled from the archives will be on the plasma.

    It's Friday.

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    1. re: steve h.

      Sounds great. rjbh20 makes wings in volume for the assorted friends and neighbors for the Super Bowl. Other than that, they're rarely on the menu here, though I think we all love them!

      1. re: roxlet

        Deb's wings are pretty special. Too good to visit but once a year.

        Still noodling the Super Bowl menu.

    2. Tonight is leftover chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and herbs along with baked sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli. Not exciting but those are some of the veg we received in the organic produce delivery this week and I'm trying very hard to eat all leftovers.

      1. i'm thinking of making some baba ganoush as a side to my lamb dish. just sounds good. this recipe in particular appeals to me:

        love the idea of the smokiness - my favorite thing about a good baba ganoush. i'm thinking it'll make a good late night snack, too, with a nightcap when the BF gets home from work.

        1. Rice and wheat, carefully baked together with a hint of vanilla until crispy, tossed with sliced toasted almonds and sliced bananas, artfully arranged in a bowl, carefully pouring the sauce alongside so as not to make the dinner too soggy, and voilà! It's dinner.

          Yup - Vanilla Almond Special K cereal is WFD. :-) I had had my sirloin tips leftovers for lunch today, so I wasn't really hungry. This fit the bill. Although I'm having to fend off Buster, who wants the leftover milk. Alfie can't be bothered; he's lying on the back of the couch.

          Definitely no wine with this dinner, however. ;-)

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          1. re: LindaWhit

            but vino after, no? it IS Friday, after all....

            1. re: mariacarmen

              No, I don't think so, mc. Something about the dairy and then the wine doesn't sit right in my brain. I can forego the wine for one night. :-)

          2. Enough of the leftovers and freezer diving for the week. We're ordering pizza from our favorite local joint. Spicy sauce, topped with sausage, mounds of WI mozzarella and provolone cheese, with a crispy crust. We'll add some beer and call it a week. Warmer this weekend so grilling is on the menu for tomorrow. But tonight it's, "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore” Pizza love:)

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