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What's for Dinner #367 - June's Summer Song Begins

No Cook Friday and the rest of the plan sounds just right -- enjoy!!

about 8 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #367 - June's Summer Song Begins

Last night was very lazy: stopped at TJ's on the way home and picked up ak-maks (looove those crispy crackers!) and the pastrami-style smoked salmon someone raved about on the TJ's thread (meh, won't buy again). I cannot wait till midnight Pacific tonight when our FY is over and the madness stops. I have meat in the fridge I need to either cook or freeze but I am guessing that tonight is going to end up snacky again as I monitor email and see the last straggler sales deals come in. Someday I will close the FY in HQ where they ring a big bell as each deal comes in, not quite the same to get an email announcement -- but a lot less politics! :) Happy weekend to one and all!

What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

mouth-watering!

about 9 hours ago
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House Warming Party

I was thinking of that same amazing thread when I saw the title of this thread!

about 13 hours ago
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Dinner this Sunday: Erbaluce or...?

tricky, I am allergic to shellfish (should have said) and worry about cross-contamination in a place where the whole focus is shellfish although that is probably pure paranoia on my part, I'm sure I'd be OK.

What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

Well, WFD depends in part on whether the severe t-storms currently pummeling the middle part of MA make it over here and make grilling impossible. Or even knock out power. But there is local asparagus, those lamb chops and this and that to choose from. No more soba noodles, they were thoroughly enjoyed a second night in a row last night.

What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

Had to Google langoliers but ugh is right. Agree with nw, you are a saint, truly you are. Throwing the zucchini at them sounds about right.

Dinner this Sunday: Erbaluce or...?

Meeting a friend from London who will be staying at the W Hotel (near intersection of Tremont and Stuart). She does not eat much meat and I am happy to go veggie/fishy. Erbaluce would be convenient but they do not post their menu and it has been so long since I ate there that I cannot remember if that would be a good choice under these constraints. Thoughts? Other suggestions? There is always Ribelle but then a car or the T would be involved and would probably prefer to walk somewhere. TIA.

What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

Love, love, love that escarole and cannellini, make it with those exact ingredients although sometimes with chard as the green in which case it really needs a squeeze of lemon.

Been meaning to ask, how was that hot gremolata you had on your asparagus the other night? Was going to put some on the big batch of 'grass I picked up this morning but the farm stand's parley was not worthy of purchase so another time.

1 day ago
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What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

Homemade tartar sauce rocks, doesn't it?? Here is another one that is great with F&C, Spicy Remoulade (ignore his comments re: tartar sauce): http://wineguyworld.blogspot.com/2009...

1 day ago
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What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

Looks great and the serves 4 has to mean as a small app.

1 day ago
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What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

Love "bafflingly low-maintenance". :) Clearly it is because, as mc says, warm fuzzies are built right into these lovely low maintenance meals -- and who doesn't adore roasted veggies and omelets???

What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

Purty as a picture!

Chicken 65 Recipe?

wow that looks good!

1 day ago
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make ahead sandwiches

Pan bagnat (as others have suggested) would fit the bill perfectly. Here is a very useful discussion about it: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9631...

May 27, 2015
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (June 2015) Voting!

Thanks Sandwich Sister for doing a great job with a wild and crazy and great-spirited Nominations thread! Maybe you are working on it but there is not anywhere to vote yet. :)

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (June 2015) Voting!

I'm not sure either. Looking back at the Nominations thread there were nominations for Cold Fried Chicken and for Cold Meat Dishes so maybe it is meant to combine these two things?

May 27, 2015
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What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

Gio and her cold soba noodle salad inspired me last night. Details over on the DOTM thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1012... Really tasty!

No idea WFD tonight as no idea how late I will end up working. There is leftover soba noodle salad and there are also some cute lamb chops, fabulous tzatziki from the Greek market and local asparagus. Either way I will not starve (although frankly I could use a little starvation for awhile to fit into my summer jeans).

COLD VEGETABLE & PASTA/GRAIN SALAD! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (May 2015)

I have gotten a ton of good ideas from this thread but Gio's report actually got me into the kitchen. I just bought some soba noodles over the weekend and used those and what I had on hand and in the process completely changed the recipe but it sure was tasty!

5 oz soba noodles
dressing of 2 T sesame oil, 2 T soy, 2 T unseasoned rice vinegar, 1/2 t sriracha, 1/2 t chili garlic sauce (would just use 1 t chili garlic sauce next time, did not need the sweetness of sriracha)
blanched asparagus
sliced radishes
sliced celery
black sesame seeds

Very tasty indeed and will also go into my summer salad rotation. Can hardly wait to have the leftovers!

May 27, 2015
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What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

And kohlrabi makes a very tasty pickle I discovered last summer!

What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

I saw your post on the noodle salad on the DOTM thread Gio, and I think that is going to be WFD chez moi tonight, thanks so much for the inspiration!

May 26, 2015
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What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

best wishes to mama ghg and to her devoted caregiver!

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

I am so making those grissini and crostini, maybe this very weekend! Gorgeous plate!

What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

so clever!

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (June 2015) Nominations!

I think that is why we never end up doing asparagus -- because there is such a wide variation in when it is in season for different people

Savory Snack - no wheat

great idea!

May 21, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (June 2015) Nominations!

Huh, see I took May's COTM to be cold vegetable PLUS either pasta or grain so coleslaw seemed very different to me. But even so you make a good point.

May 21, 2015
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (June 2015) Nominations!

COLESLAW

May 21, 2015
GretchenS in Home Cooking

Savory Snack - no wheat

Sounds like such a pretty presentation, glad to hear about it. And fabulous idea on the muffin tins! That jibin was one of the best things (of many, many good things) I ever learned about on Chowhound. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/594659

May 21, 2015
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What's for Dinner #365: A Broad Abroad [Through May 23, 2015]

Hope you are feeling better today, nw!