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acheron
Gondor


Jan 29 2013, 11:53pm

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What's for dinner tonight? Can't Post

Or if not tonight specifically, some night recently that you cooked something. Cool

Over here, made some braised beef short ribs. Cooked in red wine and beef broth with onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, garlic, a bit of mustard, and herbes de provence (the mix I use is from Penzey's: rosemary, cracked fennel, thyme, savory, basil, tarragon, dill weed, Turkish oregano, lavender, chervil and marjoram).

I served the ribs over mashed taters and celeriac. Overall very tasty. Smile

How about you?

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


Patty
Immortal


Jan 30 2013, 12:54am

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Oh my gosh, I'm sorry to admit. [In reply to] Can't Post

Long John Silver's. That's the usual Tuesday fare here at Patty Manor.

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arithmancer
Grey Havens

Jan 30 2013, 1:15am

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Shrimp scampi [In reply to] Can't Post

I sautee the shrimp and make a sauce with onions, garlic, butter, white wine, and the juice of one lemon. Today I served it over whole wheat spaghetti with some microwaved broccoli on the side. Yummy, fast, and both kids eat it without whining about it!


Heatherleawv
Bree


Jan 30 2013, 2:18am

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My [In reply to] Can't Post

 family and I had delicious Chilli! Smile

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imin
Valinor


Jan 30 2013, 2:26am

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Mushroom risotto [In reply to] Can't Post

with roast potatoes, an odd combination perhaps, but was nevertheless very tasty, thanks Waitrose, lol.


squire
Valinor


Jan 30 2013, 3:40am

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Southern baked chicken [In reply to] Can't Post

Boneless breasts, rolled in crushed bran flakes with paprika, and baked not fried.
Sides of:
Quinoa topped with spinach and mushrooms sauteed with garlic
Steamed broccoli

Eclectic, but tasty and filling!



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Magpie
Immortal


Jan 30 2013, 4:26am

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I made a new soup a few days ago [In reply to] Can't Post

Beef and Lentil Curry Soup

I cooked up some lentils - these are a small, brown variety that seem to be from Mexico and are sold in a store with lots of Hispanic food items. I like them because they keep their structure and don't get real mushy.

While they cooked, I drained a large can of diced tomatoes and cut up some chuck roast.

Once the lentils were cooked, I dumped the tomato juice and lentil water into a pressure cooker and cooked the beef.

While that was cooking, I sauteed some onion (a good amount, can't have too much). When they were soft, I added some curry powder and let that toast a minute. Then I added the drained tomatoes. There isn't any liquid in the pot at this point. I just want the onion and curry and tomatoes to dry cook and get some fond going.

When the beef had cooked, it got dumped into the pot with the lentils and it was soup! It was good soup.

I found some recipes online for roasted garbanzo beans I'm going to try as a snack with beer.


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dernwyn
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Jan 30 2013, 5:04am

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Chili con carne on brown rice [In reply to] Can't Post

I brown a pound of low-fat beef (ground turkey is also very good), with a whole chopped onion, and garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, cayenne, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Add a can of diced tomatoes, and let simmer while the brown rice cooks. Then add in a can of black beans, heat, and serve over the rice. This was complemented with cooked broccoli florets, and shredded cheese to add wherever one desired!


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dernwyn
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Jan 30 2013, 5:05am

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It's a good dish to have [In reply to] Can't Post

on a "chilly" night, isn't it! Laugh


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Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jan 30 2013, 5:34am

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It's too hot to eat. [In reply to] Can't Post

Very odd but very nice string of hot clear days in Wellington, which puts me in the mood for ice cream or nothing. I can imagine the coming cold days when chili, curry soup, beef ribs, baked (not fried) chicken, risotto, fish and chips or sauteed anything will be most appealing.

Bon appetit, all you northerners!


(This post was edited by Lissuin on Jan 30 2013, 5:35am)


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 30 2013, 8:00am

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Smoked salmon with [In reply to] Can't Post

salad greens, cherry tomatoes, red peppers, spring onions, and avocado.
Yummy!


acheron
Gondor


Jan 30 2013, 11:57am

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oh that sounds good [In reply to] Can't Post

Another meal I made recently was a basic chicken curry with rice. Ran out of curry powder, but when I get some more I may have to try that beef and lentil thing. Always looking for new things to try with lentils.

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


Heatherleawv
Bree


Jan 30 2013, 2:30pm

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Dinner! [In reply to] Can't Post

  Most definately! Smile

All that glitters is not gold...


Magpie
Immortal


Jan 30 2013, 2:37pm

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me too [In reply to] Can't Post

I like lentils but I seem to make two things with them: basic lentil soup and lentil burgers.

Even adding curry isn't that much of a change up since it's a spice I use in other soups to change them up. It was the curry and the beef that did it for me. The beef was on sale this week.


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Magpie
Immortal


Jan 30 2013, 2:39pm

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One of my favorite summer dishes is gazpacho [In reply to] Can't Post

It takes good tasting - but affordable - tomatoes which sadly I haven't had access to in years. We used to grow our own until the tree planted in the neighbor's yard made everything too shady for tomatoes.


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Patty
Immortal


Jan 30 2013, 5:11pm

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Man that sounds good! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wish I could come over to your house to eat.

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silneldor
Half-elven


Jan 30 2013, 5:31pm

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Great big gobs of greasy, grimy gopher g-{WHACK} [In reply to] Can't Post

Watch yer manners sil. This here is a civil thread. ...OK ok i won't mention anything about mutilated m...on never mind.

Well, dinner usually is pretty much a low carbohydrate meal. I or the wife get the salad going. It starts first with BIG salad bowls, and and we commence with liberal amounts of romaine and/or baby spinach, tomatoes, broccoli/and or cauliflower, onions, mushrooms, celery, carrots, ground walnuts/flax seeds, and sometimes a pepper. I like a (properly regulated) California virgin olive oil with a good red wine vinegar.

For dinner i hear-tell is grilled chicken in turmeric and fresh rosemary along side mushrooms and onions. On occasion some quinoa or millet is added to the stir-fry (been meaning to look into amaranth too).

Afterwards we like a bit of dark chocolate.















AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Jan 30 2013, 5:49pm

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Last night we had chicken piccata. [In reply to] Can't Post

Tonight it's grilled beef tenderloin. Yes we're carnivores.

I get it from my father. He would have been like Bifur, trying to grill a leaf. Laugh



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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jan 30 2013, 6:02pm

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I'm sensing a trend. [In reply to] Can't Post

Three of us had chili last night? #"Beano to the rescue!" or #"Good thing this community is only virtual!"? ;)

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Magpie
Immortal


Jan 30 2013, 6:26pm

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do you grill on propane? [In reply to] Can't Post

(waits to see if she gets the reference)


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Rostron2
Gondor


Jan 30 2013, 6:37pm

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Linguine & Clams // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Jan 30 2013, 6:44pm

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"Taste the meat, not the heat." [In reply to] Can't Post

Butane is the b@$tard gas. Tongue

We use propane if we're in a hurry, but nothing beats a brisket cooked 18 hours over mesquite coals.



I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG!
My armor is like tenfold shields! My teeth like swords! My claws, spears!
The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath, death!


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jan 30 2013, 6:50pm

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Thanks for the summery idea. [In reply to] Can't Post

We have a genuine village green grocer who provides fabulous tomatoes.

I ended up with Starling's salad, substituting a can of tuna for the salmon. Salade nicoise, anyone?


Ciars
Rohan


Jan 30 2013, 6:51pm

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Stir fry [In reply to] Can't Post

Strips of beef in a wok, with red chillies, bean sprouts, mushrooms, scallions, sliced ginger and green peppers with low salt soy sauce with chill rice noodles! It was really tasty.


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Magpie
Immortal


Jan 30 2013, 6:58pm

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she got it! [In reply to] Can't Post

I really enjoy that show.

We got a propane grill and I don't like it nearly as well as a charcoal grill. But it's easier and our charcoal grill was small and couldn't cook anything that took longer than 20 minutes.


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