What's for dinner?

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Was hankering for middle eastern food all week. Tonight we had homemade lamb kofte with garlic yoghurt sauce, baba ghanouj, and arugula salad. Also, picked up some fresh pita and baklava from the Lebanese bakery. Yum!
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I've got some plaice out of the freezer but I think I might de-frost some bolognase and have that tonight instead.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
Feeling a little home sick so I made a pot of okra and seafood gumbo and pralines for dessert.
Bretty, I love, love okra and that sounds SO good!!




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Last night was my annual Halloween Parade party so supper was a buffet. My dad's hot stuffed peppers, my mom's chocolate cake, my sister's cucumber sandwiches, and my boss's pumpkin soup. I made Italian Wedding cookies, deviled eggs, some dips for chips and veggies, corndog bread, and the usual meat and cheese tray, salsa and chips, etc.
All the leftovers go to my sister's house tonight for Sisters sunday dinner.
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Jeep, that spread looks SO freakin' good! I seriously need to move closer to you.

I have that same Tupperware deviled egg tray!
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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Talapia with cilantro butter , jasmine rice and broccoli.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
spring, I made an enchilada casserole with Trader Joe's salsa verde mixed with sour cream, per your recommendation It was good, I think next time I'll add some lime juice for some more zing and something to add some spice. I diced up half of a small jalapeno but it really didn't add anything, so I'll have to try something else next time. Thanks for the suggestion!

Glad y'all liked it! It's definitely something that can be played with, I think I added pickled jalapenos when I made it.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Dinner last nite was steak with one of my favorite side dishes - roasted brussels sprouts, garlic, crumbled bacon, and toasted walnuts drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
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More gumbo tonight I'm sooo upset it's almost gone (sobs.)
Making white Russian cupcakes with kahlua buttercream for a "big girl dessert" party lol.
I wish Mr. Spring would get on the brussels wagon. At least he tried.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I wish Mr. Spring would get on the brussels wagon. At least he tried.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
I know the feeling, finally got my hubs on board when I loaded his with some bacon.
I know the feeling, finally got my hubs on board when I loaded his with some bacon.
Originally Posted by BrettyU
Try to control your shock at what I'm about to say, but that didn't even work.

I'm just glad he gave them a try several times.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
try brussels braised in heavy cream. it's awesome!
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Spring, I think the problem may have been that you overwhelmed his sprouts-fearing palate. You have to start slow.
The Food Lab Thanksgiving Special: Brussels Sprouts Worth Eating | Serious Eats

Alternatively, I recommend shredded sprouts. They get very crispy and caramelized. And they don't look like sprouts.
Knife Skills: Brussels Sprouts | Serious Eats
It takes a really hot pan and not overcrowding it, and just a bit of practice, so it's not the easiest.
These aren't hard, though:
Recipe: Hashed Brussels Sprouts With Lemon Zest (HarperCollins, 1994) - New York Times

I also like separating the leaves and sautéing them with garlic and chili flakes, but I know that's tedious for most people.

Last edited by Saria; 11-01-2011 at 10:56 AM.
I started off plain and simple...I even remember we lived in FL at the time when he first tried them. He was a trooper and ate them, but he didn't like them.

Then I tried just roasted in the oven and he didn't like that.

Then I tried the bacon and walnuts thing like Jeep is talking about and he wasn't crazy about it.

I have been wanting to try the shredded and since he's a good sport he'll at least give it a go. He really likes lemon so that may help a little!




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Wild rice soup tonight. I'm breaking out the winter menus!
Minneapolis, MN
Tonight will be something yummy with chicken, red potatoes, and rosemary.

I also have some brussels sprouts and I may have to look at the recipes Saria has posted.

ATTN SARIA!!! We have some Marlin that a friend caught in Cabo San Lucas and brought back for us. Any recipe ideas???

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