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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Heading for my copy of the issue immediately!

about 9 hours ago
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

I seriously thought about making one earlier just for the name alone! Same wavelength...

about 9 hours ago
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Not bad.

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Sounds super.

about 12 hours ago
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Oh my, that looks fabulous.

about 12 hours ago
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Enjoy your day!

about 13 hours ago
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Cold weather calls for braising. Plus after another lecture about "using what we have," I'm determined to whittle down the freezer stocks. Tonight it's red-cooked turkey thighs in the pressure cooker with shitake and button mushrooms, based on this recipe http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Cauliflower rice on the side. And maybe a salad? I have nuoc cham dressing I should try to use up...

OR the marinated radishes here sound good: http://community.epicurious.com/post/...

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

No fair. I want that RIGHT NOW.

about 15 hours ago
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

The salad was so refreshing and a good mix of textures and sweet/sour/bitter. The dressing was just equal parts spicy brown mustard and honey, s&p, white wine vinegar, juice of half a lemon, some Meyer lemon olive oil and regular olive oil, herbes d'provence, and toasted onion powder. I added some chopped pistachios to the salad for crunch and one thinly sliced Belgian endive.

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Hate it when that happens. It sounded so good!

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Dinner was nice. I am a little sick of bolognese by now, but the salad was good. Must repeat.

Couldn't find Lactose-free vanilla ice cream, so plain chocolate (with homemade coffee liqueur dumped over) it was.

Taste like Rubio's Hot Red Salsa recipe finally!

Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for this recipe. I made it subbing some stewed tomatoes + smoked salt for the broiled tomatoes. It was delicious! A bit spicy for even our hot-sauce-lovin' palates. Next time I'd reduce the chiles to maybe 6 or 7 (I used 11).

It was good over eggs and tortillas:

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Just remembered we have syrupy balsamic...could be good over plain strawberries and ice cream.... http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recip...

What are some of your favorite kitchen tricks that you'd be hesitant to admit to foodies?

Some blue cheese crumbles would be delicious there.

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Our friends are coming over for a casual dinner tonight. To start, I'll put out hummus (admittedly leftover, but re-dressed with olive oil, sumac, and za'atar) and some purchased baba ghanoush with celery, carrot sticks, and broccoli florets.

For the main, bolognese pulled from the freezer, with papardelle (gf pasta for me) and lots of grated Parm. On the side, a salad of shaved fennel, asparagus, artichoke hearts, blood orange rounds, and mint in lemony mustard vinaigrette.

Dessert I'm thinking will be Lactaid vanilla ice cream with macerated strawberries and maybe some Anna's ginger thins.

Sort of a random menu, but working around a lactose intolerance and some food preferences (the "no olives" one kills me!).

At least one friend has never seen Scarface, so I think we may have to fire up the laptop...

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

What a fun idea! Sounds like you need to invite more people :)

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Lovely. You all eat very well!

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

I knew you would, lol! That sounds like something delicious that often comes out of your kitchen.

What are some of your favorite kitchen tricks that you'd be hesitant to admit to foodies?

Me, too!

Jan 23, 2015
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Er, I meant soft amaretti.
Some TJ's pickled beets will feature too.

Jan 23, 2015
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Tonight a few friends are coming by for a listening party. Since it will be around dinnertime, I am making some hummus to put out with crudite, pistachios, TJ's grape leaves and a Greek salad. For sweets there will be clementines, blood oranges, dates, and sweet amaretti.

And there will be wine -- rose and chard., probably.

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Worked out! DH had 3.

I put strawberries in the salad, which are so good with greens and vinaigrette.

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

That sounds great. I will have to try this.

Jan 22, 2015
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

That sounds delicious. I am saving the recipe.

Jan 22, 2015
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

delish!

Jan 22, 2015
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What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

Dang!

What's for Dinner - #345 - the Winter Doldrums Already? Edition

The plan for tonight is roasted portabella caps stuffed with a little ricotta, covered in leftover bolognese and a bit of quatro formaggio blend and baked 'til bubbly. Arugula, tomatoes, and cucumbers with balsamic vinaigrette on the side.

What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

Thanks!

Jan 21, 2015
ChristinaMason in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1001...

plus the mustard mentioned below

Jan 21, 2015
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What's for Dinner #344 - Happy MLK Day Edition! [through Jan. 21, 2015]

No pic tonight (we were rushed), but dinner was green chile pulled pork folded into charred tortillas with chopped radish, pickled jalapenos, and sour cream. Diced red onion for DH. On the side cole slaw with jicama in creamy chipotle dressing with cilantro.