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Menu Advice - Mushroom and Pea Risotto as the Main

I was going to suggest a light salad with a citrusy dressing, but noticed you've already got one.

Steamed green beans, maybe, but I agree with the others that you probably don't need anything else.

12 minutes ago
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Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

I probably overlooked someone else's post, but a big YAY for the chocolate truffles in the red box. Very nice.

23 minutes ago
linguafood in Chains

Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

Whatever works for ya. You'll need it '-D

33 minutes ago
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (December 2014) Nominations!

SMOKED MEATS
DEVILED EGGS

about 2 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

I wasn't done working (working! what, what???) until about 8:30 PM last night, and my man was at another film one of our friends directed, so we were lazy and went down the road for some scalding hot fish with silken tofu in Sichuan oil to share between the two of us. I also had an Affiliate (perfect drink for these crazy cold temps) aaaaaaand another Aaaaaaampersand, my current obsession.

Tonight is a rare event at casa lingua, for frugality and cravings reasons: we still had 3 hawt eyetalian snausidges in the freezer from our October DiBruno's trip, so those will be chopped up and thrown into pasta sauce. Yep, you heard right: P-A-S-T-A. Sawce. Wiff pasketti!

Smashed up San Marzanos will join the pot once an onion & some garlic has been sweated and showered in red wine, along with basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary - the usual suspects. I was going to do an arrabbiata spin with capers and bacon, but with 3 sausages that might be overkill. KISS.

Caesar salad with my favorite homemade dressing and any parm leftover goes on the pasta.

I'll have to be extra-speshul-good the next few days '-)

Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

Welcome, Marssy. Hope you have a well-sorted bar for those days when you need a drink. Or ten.

Good luck :-)

about 8 hours ago
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What are your 3 favorite cuisines to cook other than your own?

Greek, Italian, Thai.

about 8 hours ago
linguafood in General Topics

What's the best of the best at Wegmans?

I find the soups in the plastic tubs to be a-ok (with a little doctoring). The tomato orzo soup or the bisques come to mind for a fast & easy dinner.

about 8 hours ago
linguafood in Chains

16 things you didn’t know about Jägermeister

Eh.

about 22 hours ago
linguafood in Spirits

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

Your diverse culinary heritage continues to wow me. Hope you'll publish these recipes some day :-)

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

Unfortunately, things are only going downhill from here, weather-wise.

Makes me glad I'm old and don't have kids who will have to deal with that in the future.

Go see FL before it's underwater!!! :-D

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

I wish I could "improvise" that soup to magically appear on my desk right now :-)

Famous food in names- add to the list

How many other cookie monsters are there?

Cider, or Why No Love Here?

Sadly, a bit far from where I am. But I'll rummage around and see what I can find.

Thanks.

1 day ago
linguafood in Beer

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

How was the weekend visit with your fellow CH? Sounded like it was going to be quite a memorable event, no?

Cider, or Why No Love Here?

Thx, I'll look out for them when I'm at the beer store next!

1 day ago
linguafood in Beer

Cider, or Why No Love Here?

I wouldn't mind a "What's your favorite, *commercially* (relatively widely) available (in the US) cider" thread.

Ya know, beyond Woodchuck (ick) or Strongbow... I love both cidre and cider & could really use some recommendations for those times when I'm beered out and just want some kickin' apple. Bonus for cloudy and/or dry ciders.

1 day ago
linguafood in Beer
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What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

You're a saint.

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

Dinner had to be easy today, as I am all of a sudden bombarded with jobs people want done by yesterday. Jeez. Not a thing for months, and now they're all lining up. What gives?

TCC FTW @WFD :-)

Seriously. The chickie came out fiiiine, and the beans were delectable and veddy, veddy umami to the max. Not sure if the miso is supposed to be this lumpy, but it didn't matter. I melted two tbsps of buttah, threw two massive crushed garlic cloves in there, some chopped scallion, a spritz of sesame oil & mirin, and about 2 tbsps of the miso. Didn't mix up well, thus the lumpage.

Either way, we're quite happily stuffed. Now to do some more work. Blah.

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

Nothing like a little touch of spring on the plate to make that winter stuff more bearable, eh?

Nov 18, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

Oy! Canned soup!! Desperate measures at casa roxlet '-)

Which foods do you wish were more popular?

But seriously - compared to sweetbreads? Verrrry short supply, at least where I shop/eat.

Nov 18, 2014
linguafood in General Topics

Thanksgiving side: Not heavy, possibly acidic or citrusy?

Salad of shaved fennel, grapefruit segments, toasted walnuts & bleu cheese with walnut vinaigrette. One of my favorite winter salads. Citrusy, crunchy and very refreshing. Looks pretty, too.

You can even use pomegranate in place of the grapefruit. Looks even prettier :-)

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

Dudette - I run a chile head group '-D

But the man has requested I stick to the original plan, so TCC it is.

The green beans will be MW-steamed and tossed with miso-butter so I can finally try my hand at using the yellow miso :-)

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

Wow, ain't you lucky with those temps!

Nov 18, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

Maybe I'll take the crispy skin off and eat it as an appetizer....

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

But I got skin. I need crispy :-)

Nov 18, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #334 - the Veteran's Day Edition [Through November 17, 2014]

Nov 18, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill?

Uh, brrrrrrrrrrrrr. 6 below here. Well, Celsius. But still - too damn cold.

My girls night had me lacking any appetite, so I feasted on an Ampersand, a cucumber martini and a Singapore Sling instead. And then I had a couple slices of leftover pizza courtesy of my man and a quick & simple tomato-feta salad I threw together at 1 AM :-D

As for tonight, the BISO thighs and green beans I'd purchased for Sunday's dinner will make an appearance. Whether it's TCC or not, I haven't quite decided yet. Oh, the excitement.....

Which foods do you wish were more popular?

Brains.

Nov 18, 2014
linguafood in General Topics