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What's for Dinner #282 - Spring Daylight Savings Time Edition [through March 13, 2014]

Well, not yet Spring. But.....that extra daylight today sure was nice! Some of us had a bit of beautiful warm weather this weekend; 55°F. sure was nice yesterday in my neck of New England! Fingers crossed it continues to warm up.

Are you grilling yet? (And making me very envious?) Or still doing the braised comfort foods?

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  1. We grilled a ton of chicken breasts today that had been marinated in lemon, olive oil and mustard. These will be used for lunches this week. We also braised some more pot roast. Typical New England, a little of both!

    What a tease Saturday was, made me want to paint my toe nails!

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    1. re: foodieX2

      LOL, my DH asked for a man-pedicure tonight - he's ready for sandal season!

      1. re: biondanonima

        >>>my DH asked for a man-pedicure tonight <<<

        I would hand him a toe nail clippers and tell him to go into the bathroom and take care of it himself!

        1. re: Fowler

          I find the only way to make sure it's done right is to do it yourself. I wear latex gloves while man-pedicuring. So gross.

          1. re: nothingswrong

            I was going to jump in on this, but then I remembered this is a thread about food. I didn't want to gross people out too badly. :p The gloves are a good idea. I just had to stop doing it, myself.... He figured it out eventually.

          2. re: Fowler

            Aw, I don't mind giving him a pedicure now and again - his feet are actually not too gross, and I figure it's payback for me making him kill any and all bugs that I encounter.

      2. Bacon, ham, gouda and broccoli quiche. Mini san marzano tomato, cuke and blue cheese salad with a balsamic vinaigrette. simple.

        1. Braised chicken thighs with carrots and shiitake mushrooms. Mashed potato with kale colcannon. Browned butter shortbread cookies with toasted pecans.
          It's very muggy and feels like a storm is approaching — a night to stay at home.
          (next door neighbor is grilling salmon)

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          1. re: Cynsa

            That all sounds great, especially the kale colcannon and the cookies....mmm...pecans...

          2. Grilled marinated flat-iron steak. Roasted fingerling potatoes with fresh herbs and olive oil. Roasted grape tomatoes, zucchini, red and orange peppers, onion, and garlic with rosemary, thyme, oregano, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

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            1. re: Springhaze2

              flat irons are a great cut---nice and flavorful.

            2. In Las Vegas, you could grill; it's beautiful and about 70. But we will be using up the remnants of some nice beef tenderloin from a Restaurant Week dinner in a salad with potatoes, beets, cucumber and grape tomatoes, and having a cheese plate as well. This is my first "what's for dinner" post, and hope you don't mind my chiming in! I always enjoy reading them.

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              1. re: lvnvflyer

                Welcome! Your dinner sounds fabulous - any meal that ends with a cheese plate has to be good!

                  1. re: lvnvflyer

                    Welcome to the table Ivnvflyer. There is always room at the dinner table. I'll grab some more chairs. Your dinner sounds lovely.

                    1. re: lvnvflyer

                      Welcome! Thanks for pulling up a chair to the WFD table and reporting on your dinner.

                      1. re: lvnvflyer

                        Welcome! Although I am skeptical of anyone with leftover steak. Just kidding :)

                        1. re: ChristinaMason

                          Thanks all. The best part of the dinner was a cowgirl creamery cheese with pretzel rolls fromTJs.

                          1. re: lvnvflyer

                            Welcome! You can pull your chair next to Suzigirl and me at the "we have nice weather" corner of the table :)
                            You dinner sounds quite tasty.