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18 May 2007

What's for dinner? [More:] I just discovered I really don't want my lunch (peanut noodle salad), much like I really didn't want my breakfast (oatmeal raisin bar and a homemade berry smoothy), so now I'm setting my sights on dinner.

We're having pasta & vegetable gratin with four cheeses. Um, or possibly three cheeses, depending on the contents of the fridge. Usually, I serve this with braised garlicky greens. But we're out of greens, and it's a dreary day suitable for indulgence, so I'll make biscuits and serve a starter of leftover vegetable soup.
Damn, pass those peanutty noodles over my way!

Dinner is iffy tonight. I will say, a few nights ago I made an outstanding seitan tetrazzini. I subbed zucchini for the typical mushroons. Mmmm mmmm good.

But tonight we are pondering spending some time in the neighborhood beer garden, which will not put me in the mood to make a big meal by the time we get home. Hence, I have my sights set on some Tofurkey veggie brats on the grill, and maybe a rice pilaf.
posted by tr33hggr 18 May | 13:01
Spaghetti with chicken in a sweet chili sauce, with peppers, followed by strawberries and yoghurt.
posted by essexjan 18 May | 13:01
Slow cooked pork loin seasoned with garlic, onion, white pepper, and preserved lemons along with carrots and wild rice.
posted by arse_hat 18 May | 13:03
I have no idea. Lunch is beer and spicy peanuts.
posted by jonmc 18 May | 13:03
Sweet chili sauce? Hmmmm, do tell jan! Where did you find that recipe?
posted by tr33hggr 18 May | 13:05
Lunch is beer and spicy peanuts.


Dude. I am now seriously considering procuring both as a substitute lunch.

(The Day JonMC Saved Lunch, a very touching afterschool special.)
posted by Elsa 18 May | 13:07
"Lunch is beer and spicy peanuts" would have made a great Bukowski poem, or book.
posted by tr33hggr 18 May | 13:09
The sweet chili sauce came from a jar, tr33hggr.
posted by essexjan 18 May | 13:27
Got it. Must find, sounds yum.
posted by tr33hggr 18 May | 13:37
I started out with a jar of Nutella (comfort food for the depressed), then moved onto a rice dish that my dad'd prepared, and am just about to finish the jar of Nutella.

Tomorrow, I've planned a date with my toilet bowl, sadly.
posted by hadjiboy 18 May | 14:03
It's Friday so I have no idea what's for dinner. I'm going to push for Thai, but mr. g will probably push for Indian. Or sushi. Sushi is our default Friday/Saturday night dinner because we both love it.

Cook? On a Friday night? Uh, no.
posted by gaspode 18 May | 14:08
Oh, and tr33hggr? Sweet chili sauce is the king of condiments. Add it to anything and everything. Mix it with cream cheese for a yummy dip, mix it in noodles, add it to soup, put some on a grilled cheese sammich. Oh so good.
posted by gaspode 18 May | 14:10
Before the dinner proper will come sea hedgehogs; fresh oysters, as many as the guests wish; large mussels; sphondyli; field fares with asparagus; fattened fowls; oyster and mussel pasties; black and white sea acorns; sphondyli again; glycimarides; sea nettles; becaficoes; roe ribs; boar's ribs; fowls dressed with flour; becaficoes; purple shellfish of two sorts. The dinner itself will consist of sows' udder; boar's head; fish-pasties; boar-pasties; ducks; boiled teals; hares; roasted fowls; starch pastry; Pontic pastry.
posted by Hugh Janus 18 May | 14:11
Actually I just ate one of these. It was good. I'm cooking up a box of the cream cheese flavor of these now, then I'll have some leftover cheesecake.

(also, you people's meals sound really labor intensive)
posted by jonmc 18 May | 14:13
Ah, I know!

The Soups
Two oilles: One of large onions, One l'espagnole
Two potages: One de sante, One of turnip puree

The Entrees
Small pies la balaquine, Rabbit fillets la genevoise, Filet mignon of mutton with sauce piquant, Fillets of pheasant en matelote, Quails with bay leaves, Turtle doves la vinitienne, Partridges l'ancient salmy, Small garnished pigeons, Blanquette of fowls with truffles, Marinade of campines, Fowl wings en hatelets, Leg of veal glazed with its own juice, Minced game a la turque, Sweetbreads Ste. Menehould, Rouen ducklings with orange, Halicot with dark veloute sauce.

Four Releves
Roast mutton of Choisy, Rump of beef l'ecarlate, Sirloin, the fillet minced with chicory, Caux fowls with raw onion

Four Main Entremets
Pheasant pie, Jambon de perdrouillet, Brioche, Croquante

Two Medium Entremets--Roasts
Small chickens, Campines, Ortolans, Thrushes, Guignards, Red-leg partridges, Pheasants, Rouen duckling

Sixteen Small Entremets
A coffee cream, Artichokes la galigoure, Cardoons l'essence, Cauliflower with Parmesan, Eggs with partridge gravy, Truffles la cendre, Spinach with gravy, Cocks' crests, Animelles, Green beans with verjuice, Ham omelette, Turkey legs a la duxelles, Mixed ragout, Chocolate profiterolles, Small jalousies, Creme la genest.
posted by Hugh Janus 18 May | 14:25
Entremets

That's what Georges Bushe surfs on his computre.
posted by jonmc 18 May | 14:27
Here's my guest list.
posted by Hugh Janus 18 May | 14:39
An old friend of the family is stopping by tonight. So:
  • Minestrone
  • Tossed salad
  • homemade 4 layer lasagna with sweet sausage, mushrooms, riccotta, mozarella, parmesan, peccorino romano, provolone, and asagio cheeses (I use a total of 4 pounds of cheeses, and 2 pounds of meat), sweet onions, peppers, black olives and artichoke hearts, in simple tomato sauce
  • Steamed zucchini with sweet onions and mushrooms in butter sauce
  • Grilled garlic bread
  • Chianti & grappa
  • Cannoli (store bought) and coffee

There'll be enough leftovers to feed us tomorrow, and maybe Sunday, too.
posted by paulsc 18 May | 15:23
Crispy potato-wrapped Copper River salmon with mustard sauce served on a bed of lemon-garlic baby spinach.


Also, bread.

Maybe a salad, if I feel like it.

And a nice bottle (or two) of Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
posted by dersins 18 May | 15:36
Ceasar salad with croutons, shredded carrots, grape tomatos, and cucumbers.
Strip steak, medium rare.
Baked potato.

It's good, warming food as it's rather chilly and damp outside today.
posted by redvixen 18 May | 20:16
Popcorn.
posted by deborah 18 May | 23:42
I just got fired. || Gorilla rampage!

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