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20 October 2008

On the menu tonight... is steak sandwiches, Golden Crinkles, green salad, and sliced apples. Totally fattening and artery-clogging because these steak sandwiches have a sauce made with real butter and they're topped with provolone cheese.

What are you having?
I don't know. I had a late lunch after coming home from my half-day of jury duty (more tomorrow; our pool has been assigned to a case that starts picking tomorrow). I may need to go grocery shopping.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 20 October | 16:14
I had fried potato wedges, orange-ginger carrots, applesauce, and a bit of smoked sausage cooked under the broiler.
posted by Wolfdog 20 October | 16:15
A big plate of brussels sprouts for me. Steak and mustard-grilled-potatoes for the rest of the family. I'll get whatever I can scrounge afterward.
posted by DarkForest 20 October | 16:18
Babyfood and whiskey.

(I'm gap-child-care tonight and my sister always forgets to have anything in the kitchen to eat--they're urban parents who take-out dinner all the time. Then, when I get home, I'm having the whiskey course.)
posted by crush-onastick 20 October | 16:23
Had some leeks leftover so I threw them in a pot with potatoes, onion, celery and garlic. It's currently boiling away in chicken stock, after which I'll add some white wine and cream for sort of Leek and Potato Everything Soup.
But I knew that wouldn't be enough so I ran to the store a while ago and bought some crusty french bread to make some Crostini with Gruyere, Bacon and Yellow Tomato.
Hope it works out okay.
I'm also drinking some Dortmunder lager while I make it.
posted by chococat 20 October | 16:27
Squash soup, a few more ingredients (such as shredded kale) than this recipe, but that is where I am starting.

Some nice Aussie chardonnay that I picked up half price.
posted by danf 20 October | 16:30
I had a nice dinner. I called in Waitrose on the way home to buy some carrots. Monday is a good time to go to Waitrose. It's the most upmarket of the UK's supermarkets, and is the only supermarket in my area. It's expensive, so I only buy the occasional item in there, but on Mondays there's a lot of stuff marked down that didn't sell at the weekend. Their quality control is very high, so the food is always good for days past it's 'sell by' date.

So I got a big piece of ham for £2.79, reduced from £9.79, which I've already cooked. I'll eat it cold during the week with cheese.

And I got a box of six Aberdeen Angus sirloin steaks, reduced from £22.99 to £9.99. I put five in my little freezer and ate one, cooked on a cast-iron ridged griddle, and served with grilled peppers, courgette (zucchini) and asparagus. To follow I had fresh mango with Greek yoghurt.

I love steak. It was very nummy.

posted by essexjan 20 October | 16:37
Right this minute, I'm thinking about going to the pizza place, and getting something with pesto on it.
posted by box 20 October | 16:45
Low-fat everything. And not much of it. Sigh.
posted by Specklet 20 October | 16:50
I'm learning to make big meals on the weekends now, with ten-hour workdays (close to 14 on Wednesdays, since I teach, but I am off on Tuesdays from real job but do teach those nights too) and a close to four month baby around. I'm the cook, though Mrs. tr33, bless her soul, is learning. Nonetheless I try to make as much as I can on the weekend to store or freeze so we can still eat sensible meals.

So, yesterday amongst other things like yardwork, a walk, and making that night's dinner (roasted butternut squash with other roasted veg and couscous) I put some corn chowder in the crockpot and let it cook all day. Super easy to prep, so tonight when I finally get home all I have to do is reheat it and add one cup of soymilk. We'll have that with some cheddar garlic bread.

Recipe -
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 tbs flour
1 large carrot, chopped
1 potato, chopped
1 16 oz. bag frozen corn
Bay leaf
1 cup soy/milk
4 cups veg/other broth

Saute first three ingredients in 1/4 cup water until soft, remove from heat and dust with flour. Add to other ingredients except for soymilk in a crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours. Remove bay leaf, stir in soymilk. Slurp.
posted by tr33hggr 20 October | 16:55
Possibly a hot dog and fries (from Byron's, in case you're wondering). Or maybe just leftovers.

posted by me3dia 20 October | 16:59
Stir-fried vegetables and leftover cold chicken.
posted by gaspode 20 October | 17:12
Red beans and rice.
posted by mudpuppie 20 October | 17:24
Probably hot dogs.
posted by BoringPostcards 20 October | 17:28
"Oven-fried" chicken (it's a great recipe really) with broccoli and mashed potatoes. I'd rather have steak sandwiches and fries.
posted by middleclasstool 20 October | 17:56
Home-made tomato soup with goat-cheese & garlic toasts.
posted by ninazer0 20 October | 18:31
I had Nachos - extra Jalapeño.
Not bad - though the chips were a little soggy.
posted by jonathanstrange 20 October | 18:32
Spaghetti carbonara with garlic bacon, home-grown eggs and patty pan squash. And probably kale for good measure, because things go better with kale. I'm lazy tonight, what can I say?

Have I mentioned how lucky it makes me feel to have a big-assed garden and a small flock of poultry?
posted by stet 20 October | 19:08
Shrimp on the barbie, Caesar salad, biscuits.
posted by Doohickie 20 October | 19:29
Tonight's dinner- oatmeal cookies with raspberry jam.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 20 October | 19:46
I lied. Between planning and cooking, dinner sprouted tiny little broccoli shoots from a plant that's on it's way out, a few sungold cherry tomatoes, and some cranberry beans in the shell. I don't know if the latter is delicious, but I keep growing them because I like the way they look so I might as well learn to eat them.
posted by stet 20 October | 20:59
Thai takeout leftovers from my wife's work. Her office buys them all dinner every night but she only ever eats half of it.
posted by octothorpe 20 October | 21:30
"Deviled chicken" -- broiled chicken breasts coated with a dijon crust -- spinach sauteed with garlic and red pepper, oven-roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary, salad with romaine and homegrown tomatoes and dijon vinaigrette. And a lovely local syrah.
posted by occhiblu 20 October | 21:58
stet, my favorite cranberry bean recipe.
posted by occhiblu 20 October | 22:02
Ooo, I want that! Thanks, occhiblu!
posted by stet 20 October | 22:35
garlic bacon

posted by middleclasstool 20 October | 22:38
Went out to Radici. I had a glass of red zin and chicken Cacciatore - very nice, wide tasty noodles and little chunks of fried proscuitto in the sauce, with some large chunks of nutmeggy sausage. LT had Polpette - veal meatballs - with tomato sauce and pappardella (sp?) the superwide noodles. This was a really nice meal out for me since it's my Saturday night - I worked all through the real weekend so am taking today and tomorrow off.
posted by Miko 20 October | 22:44
TPS, you should invite me over some time.

I had spaghetti squash with meatballs and garlic bread. Chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons for dessert.
posted by rhapsodie 21 October | 00:23
Tonight was brown rice, cooked in 1/2 water, 1/2 chicken squeezin's, with a healthy dollop of shmaltz in lieu of butter, broiled zucchini slathered with salt & olive oil, and chicken thighs marinated in lemon juice & garlic, breaded with the whizzed remains of last week's loaf of sourdough & pan fried. Wine was the $4 Hungarian red from Trader Joes, which I quite like - so tannic it's like wine and tea together in a glass!

I'm trying to get away from what Pollan describes as a "big chunk of animal protein in the center of the plate", but old habits die hard.

and did I mention - I'm super jealous of stet's backyard farm spread!
posted by Triode 21 October | 00:36
Had a bagel last night. Dunno what's on the menu for this evening. Something equally exciting, I'm sure.
posted by deborah 21 October | 16:11
If anyone has big piles of money || Feel sorry for me!