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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

it certainly was one of the rare days in the City to go to the beach, wasn't it? and i love that deli! been way too long...

that dinner looks awesome.

about 10 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

Kalbi-like boneless flanken-style ribs, were marinated overnight in a thick puree of fresh ginger, gochujang, red thai bird chilis, dark soy sauce, fish sauce, flesh of both an apple and a plum, a little brown sugar, onions, scallions and garlic... marinade was killer and i'm only sorry i didn't plop a bunch of the reduced sauce onto the meat when serving instead of draining it. I tried a piece after dinner with a dollop of sauce on it and it was so nice and gingery and spicy. i've saved the marinade, and it will probably make a reappearance this week on chicken or pork.

alongside, jasmine rice and bok choy, which was stir-fried with a shit-load of minced garlic, then braised with oyster sauce, black vinegar, and sesame oil. loved the combo of flavors.

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

what a total drag! but you're right, at least you caught it. sorry about that...

about 14 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

you can always post on a DOTM thread, even if the month is over. people often do!

I must have gotten the wrong memo. I labored today. as in, came in to work.

can't complain - only two more days of it! wheeeee!

about 17 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

bandito!

about 21 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

that's the one I thought of too.

about 21 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

yay!!!! what a sweetheart!!

about 23 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

dinner was, as predicted, a repeat of the frittata i made yesterday, smaller batch, with fresh english peas added to everything else. BF made a salad with yet more zuke, tomatoes, letuce, endive, anchovy-stuffed olives, gorgonzola, and any other little thing that needed using up in the fridge. sauteed padron peppers on the side. of course, on his plate were also two hot italian sausages as the bacon in the frittata was not going to be enough protein for him. at least we forewent the carbs for one night!

ended up making a korean-ish marinade for the boneless flanken-style ribs for tomorrow night - into the food processor went onion, scallions, garlic, apple, plum, fish sauce, 5 dried red thai bird chilis, gochujang, a little brown sugar, and dark soy.

also bought some poblano peppers for stuffing with mexican chorizo and queso fresco, which will be Monday night's dinner.

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

this, of all the wonderful things you make, makes me green with envy every damned time.

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

grrrrosss!

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

dammit. i forgot to come back here and went ahead and made a bulgogi-type marinade instead! next time, and thanks for posting the recipe! i think i'll try it on pork later this week.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

I LOVE the idea of those potato burgers!

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

I've got flanken ribs defrosting for tomorrow, and this marinade sounds like it might be the winner....

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

Thanks so much, bz!

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

sushi out for dinner with my sister (well, take-out). working tomorrow and monday (prepping my desk for new assistants) and i'm not sure WFD on Sunday yet.... still have a couple of FM yellow zukes and tomatoes left... maybe i'll make a small version of the fritatta for the BF, as he didn't get to try the one i took to brunch.

Aug 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

i probably would have kept it too, but i totally get you're not willing to risk your new bill of good health!

Aug 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

merci, gracias, obrigado, and danke!

Aug 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

aw, thanks Berheenia! yes, he died March 5th of this year. i appreciate your kind words.

i just figured out i had to add a "widget" and there is now a button to click on the far right side, maybe halfway down the page, that says:

"Follow Blog via Email

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and then the button which says "Follow"

if anyone has a mind to...

Aug 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

oooh, it'll be lovely!

Aug 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

lingua's right, it looks/sounds aaaaamazing.

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

grazie!

Aug 30, 2014
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

thanks!!!

aw, the frittata puffed up nicely but soon after deflated...

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

not sure WFD, but WFB is a farmers' market yellow squash, chive and early girl tomato frittata/casserole-type thing, with TJ's applewood smoked bacon (it IS national bacon day, after all), manchego and fresh thyme. in the oven now. Taking it to a friend's bye-bye-to-me-brunch. need to buy some cava for mimosas.

and... the blog, she issa uppa... link on my profile. i realized we were NINE DAYS AWAY from our departure, so i thought i'd better hurry up and post it! thanks for your indulgence...

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

earning your moniker, yummily, sandwich_sister!

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

please tell me he says that with a cute Czech accent!

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

oh my yes, it would have!

Aug 29, 2014
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

be still my heart - four lamb legs!

Aug 29, 2014
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

meatn3, my trip begins 9/9 - 11 days from today!! yikes!

I am going to post in the next week or so a link to my blog on my profile page and I will let everyone know (those who care!) when I do. thanks for your interest!

What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

jjr, I've made a version with king's Hawaiian rolls and supermarket rotisserie chicken, and they turn out fantastic!

Aug 29, 2014
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What's for Dinner #322 - the pre-Labor Day Weekend Edition [through August 30th, 2014]

well the BF beat me to it. i bought the buns and called home to see if we had scallions and he told me he was already in the middle of prepping dinner. he did a fine job of it - glazed the TJ's pork belly with a mixture of bbq & katsu sauces, ketchup, a Japanese citrus marinade, 5-spice and black pepper. the dressing on his salad was unfortunately way too sweet for me - i actually couldn't finish it - but there was plenty of crispy/fatty pork belly and jasmine rice.

last goodbye happy hour is tomorrow night. much tamer (work) crowd this time. phew.