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What's for Dinner #285 - Harbingers of Spring Edition! [Through March 22, 2014]

Tomorrow is the first day of spring, and as if on cue, all the gardeners in our little town are out in force today. And, happily, the snowdrops are out, and some brave croci are poking their noses through the soil. With sleet and freezing rain forecast for tonight, however, we will have to accept what few harbingers there are.

What's on your menu as spring makes its most-welcome appearance -- on the calendar if nothing else!

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  1. I'll be finishing up my lamb shank dinner from Sunday, and will try to fry some of the polenta to see if I like it any more.

    I *think* there are still some roasted carrots and parsnips in the fridge; if not, I do have some asparagus - so that will be my lone harbinger of Spring. :-)

      1. re: mariacarmen

        Have you tried the Peruvian place in Pacifica? It is surprisingly good and has a great view.

      2. Tonight will be Indian spiced chicken wings with yogurt dip, turmeric rice and a salad of lettuce, apples and red pepper with a sweet curry vinaigrette. Although those chicken and waffle pictures in the last WFD almost made me change my mind.

        1. Tonight is a drive-by with 30 minutes between work and basketball practice. Son will be instructed via phone to grill some onions and burgers in the trusty cast iron skillet. When I get home, I'll mix up a quick salad and there you have it. Spouse and older son are on their own.

          1. We met a nice couple on the ski slopes yesterday and they invited us over to their house for dinner tonight. They are making grilled rib-eye steaks with chimichurri. I packed some bottles of wine in my luggage so we are taking a very rare Ch√Ęteau Poujeaux to share with them.

            It is always nice to make new friends and share great food and exceptional wine.

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            1. re: Fowler

              You find the best kind of friends!

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                You always say the nicest things, fldhkybnva. I hope that one day the five of us can get together for dinner. You, me, our 2 SO's and Mr. Shiitake makes 5. We cannot exclude Mr. Shiitake from our fun dinner party. :-)

                1. re: Fowler

                  Oh my that'd be some party! He'd keep us entertained :) He had me in stitches last night attacking the TV. I hope you're enjoying the trip. I've only attempted skiing once. I'm pretty athletic and have only been stumped by soccer and perhaps lacrosse, but skiing didn't work out for me. I'm determined to try again though.

                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                    Maybe we should do it together! Dance and figure skating ruined skiing for me. Maybe we can get a "ski moron" discount and go mushrooming afterwards?

              2. re: Fowler

                Sounds divine. Glad you're enjoying!