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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Congrats Harters, that is wonderful news!

Apr 17, 2014
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Timing for lentil quinoa salad

Yes. I might (under)dress the lentils and put everything else except the quinoa in with the lentils, then add the quinoa and some extra dressing at the end, in order to preserve the slight crunchiness of the quinoa.

Apr 17, 2014
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North End Rehearsal Dinner

I believe that L'Osteria has a private room downstairs that would work. Not fancy but very reliable red sauce Italian, very nice folks.

Apr 16, 2014
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They're good for your heart...

1 pound will cook up about the equivalent of 4 cans, it says here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/396534

Apr 01, 2014
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Moody's Delicatessen and Provisions

OK well that means I'd better get myself over to Kendall and try the pastrami at Commenwealth!

Mar 31, 2014
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Moody's Delicatessen and Provisions

Finally got there on Saturday. The tables and chairs are back. I had the pastrami sandwich, which comes on excelent grilled rye with cheese and a (for me) very hot mustard with peppers which I thought overpowered the excellent pastrami. So of course I bought a bunch of pastrami to take home and fix my way. Also bought some of the excellent Genoa salami, a package of hot Italian sausages (have not tried yet) and a container of "sauer-ruben" which is like sauerkraut but made with turnips and rutabaga instead of cabbage. Last night I made a pastrami sandwich (lovely fatty pastrami!) with a bit of Dijon and some sauer-ruben and it was probably the best pastrami sandwich I have ever had. That pastrami absolutely rocks.

Mar 31, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

PS -- for the cilantro-averse among us (looking at you, LW), I am not a fan but it was fine for me in this application. But when I make it myself I will likely use parsley. Mint might work too but might be too strong, maybe just a little along with parsley.

Mar 01, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

Well I was "forced" to dine out tonight, the fridge having been duly emptied. I had a hankering for steak and a nearby Cuban restaurant does a reliably wonderful one with Cuban chimichurri, so that's where I went. The app special described as "roasted cauliflower with pomegranate, cilantro and yogurt vinaigrette made with anchovies" sounded compelling and was indeed spectacular. This is something all of us can make. Bite-sized roasted cauliflowerettes, room temp, well- but not over-dressed with what the kitchen was kind enough to tell me is a vinaigrette of yogurt, EVOO, anchovies, a bit of sugar and sherry vinaigrette, liberally sprinkled with pomegranate and cilantro leaves and drizzled with a bit of EVOO and big flakes of sea salt. I have some left for midnight or pre-flight snack, it was a big serving. Steak was wonderful too. See you from sunny SoCal next!

Mar 01, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

sounds wonderful!

Feb 28, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

and you deserve that extra credit!!!!

Feb 28, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

allie, not sure if this is what CM made, but this smacked cucumber salad is what many CHs make and likely what CM made. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddri...

Feb 28, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

Lettuce fish "tacos" with monkfish were really good. I lucked into a perfectly ripe avocado when I picked up the lettuce so even yummier. Tonight I am going to pan-fry the rest of the monkfish to go with Rick Moonen's Spicy Remoulade (linked at end), a salad with avocado and radishes and a simple lemon vinaigrette, and some tater tots. Hey, it's the weekend! Which means of course there will be wine as well as tater tots.... Fridge cleaning all week has been so effective I may be forced to dine out tomorrow night, we'll see.
http://wineguyworld.blogspot.com/2009...

Feb 28, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

it sure sounded awesome, now that allie is back I hope she's working on the food shooter....

Feb 28, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

Thanks CM, great suggestion!

Feb 28, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

No booze?!?! oh allie, even worse than no cheese!

These Ottolenghi Turkey Zucchini burgers are awesome: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/... They make excellent meatballs too.

Feb 28, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

That sounds totally amazing, thanks tiff, who cares what it looks like! I am so making this, avocados and all, it is going straight into Pepperplate.

Feb 27, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

I have monkfish from my fish share for tonight. My share partner suggested paella which sounded good this morning, especially as I have some nice Spanish chorizo to use up. But lunch at work today was Thanksgiving in February -- delicious but a bit stodgy. Not sure I can do paella tonight. What do we think about monkfish in lettuce fish "tacos"? I have salsa, crema, limes and cabbage, would just need to grab some leaf lettuce...

Feb 27, 2014
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What's for Dinner #279- The Neverending Story Edition! [through Mar 3, 2014]

sounds tasty no matter what it looks like! nice to "see" you tiffee!

Feb 27, 2014
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Bon Appetit "rotisserie style" roast chicken - 300 degrees for 3 hours?!?

I always worried that would make it less tender and juicy. I hope someone does a scientific experiment on it and reports back. :)

Feb 27, 2014
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What's for Dinner #278 - It's Not Over Yet Edition! [through Feb 27, 2014]

allie, we have missed you and mentioned you many times. so sorry to hear about the health woes, here is to a speedy recovery and back to normal eating!

Feb 27, 2014
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Bon Appetit "rotisserie style" roast chicken - 300 degrees for 3 hours?!?

So there was a post about that method many years ago: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/333260 Worth reading. I have done it several times and it has plusses and minuses. On the plus side it comes out amazingly moist and tender. On the minus side, no crispy skin. So I go back and forth between methods depending on what else I am doing with the chicken.

Feb 27, 2014
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What's for Dinner #278 - It's Not Over Yet Edition! [through Feb 27, 2014]

That is one of the best videos of all time and of course as soon as you said man flu I recognized the gravity of the situation....

Hope both you and the Mrs survive!

Feb 27, 2014
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What's for Dinner #278 - It's Not Over Yet Edition! [through Feb 27, 2014]

so sorry to hear it julie, glad to hear that your grandparents are together, hope they and your mom recover quickly!

Feb 27, 2014
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What's for Dinner #278 - It's Not Over Yet Edition! [through Feb 27, 2014]

Good luck mc, hope you and your Oldster are both feeling better today!

Feb 27, 2014
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Good recipe for cauliflower gratin with creme fraiche?

I am going to guess "starchiness" and "starchy" and hyperactive auto-correct.

Can't help with recipe but hope someone does, it sounds great!

Feb 27, 2014
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What's for Dinner #278 - It's Not Over Yet Edition! [through Feb 27, 2014]

Get well soon mc! And it really is true, you have to take care of yourself else you are no good to anyone else. Remember, put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others....

Feb 26, 2014
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What's for Dinner #278 - It's Not Over Yet Edition! [through Feb 27, 2014]

That Million Dollar Chicken is tasty and easy.

Feb 26, 2014
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What's for Dinner #278 - It's Not Over Yet Edition! [through Feb 27, 2014]

Very cool, will look forward to listening at home tonight. Of course, I already know what you sound like....

Feb 26, 2014
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What's for Dinner #278 - It's Not Over Yet Edition! [through Feb 27, 2014]

fantastic!!

Feb 26, 2014
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What's for Dinner #278 - It's Not Over Yet Edition! [through Feb 27, 2014]

sorry to hear about your mom, hope things improve fast!

Feb 26, 2014
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