Dinner

Posted by: Leslie

Dinner - 10/08/10 12:19 PM

I am not usually the cook in the house but Michele is working to 6 today so I am making a roast chicken. It is one of only 4 dinners I am pretty darn good at.
What dinners do you have planned for tonight?
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 12:31 PM

My lazyarse housemate whom I have cooked for 2 nights in a row is not taking the hint, so I'm getting myself a mushroom biriyani from the Curry Queen and he can sort himself out :]
Posted by: carp

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 12:38 PM

Lean center cut pork medallions pan fried, topped with sauté mushrooms in a cream sauce. Side tomato/lettuce salad.

Glass of Regal.

Neapolitan ice cream served in a Chow Wan <- small rice bowl.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 12:39 PM

Mushroom biriyani sounds delicious.

Perhaps your lazyarse housemate needs more than a hint; something like "Hey lazyarse, you're making dinner tomorrow night, come home with groceries!"
Posted by: carp

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 12:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Leslie
Mushroom biriyani sounds delicious.

Perhaps your lazyarse housemate needs more than a hint; something like "Hey lazyarse, you're making dinner tomorrow night, come home with groceries!"


LOL

Maybe even place a calendar on the fridge, with the menu items. Like look Pal your cooking Lobster Thermidor tomorrow night.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 02:06 PM


A Large Sicilian Pizza.

Double Pizza (White & Red)
Chicago-Style(Pizza Hutt)Crust
with Garlic & Herbs cooked into it.

White side gets White Cream-Thyme Sauce
topped with Riccota Cheese & Italian Sausage.
Red side gets Marinara Sauce, Pepperoni, Mushrooms
and Black Olives - Both Sides covered in Mozzerella Cheese.

Posted by: Leslie

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 02:12 PM

Yummy.
Are you making the crust yourself?
Posted by: Papa

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 02:42 PM

I am having a cup of steam and a guppy filet. I am trying to cut back some.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 02:51 PM

Sounds downright luscious, Papa. Enjoy!
Posted by: Papa

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 02:54 PM

Thanks. Us bachelors have to do what we can to survive.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 02:55 PM

You are cracking me up today. Nice way to start a long wknd.
Thanks.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 03:28 PM

Not sure. I am will be going to my daughters in a little while.

Dave
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 03:34 PM

That's nice. It beats opening a can o' beans. Not that I have anything against beans.
Posted by: Nana

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 04:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Leslie
I am not usually the cook in the house but Michele is working to 6 today so I am making a roast chicken. It is one of only 4 dinners I am pretty darn good at.
What dinners do you have planned for tonight?

At my house every Friday is "your on your own" when it comes to meals.
I ordered a $5 dinner from Genardi's:
Fried chicken - 2 large wings & 1 breast
Double order of potato salad

*homemade malt - Breyers vanella icecream, Pepsie, chocolate syrup.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 04:21 PM

Calories be damned!
It all sounds very tasty.
Posted by: carp

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 04:24 PM

btw: Doll
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 04:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Leslie
Yummy.
Are you making the crust yourself?

Yup.
I used to make my own bread
so a pizza crust is no big deal.
Once you have the ingredients out on
the counter the whole thing goes together 1-2-3

I LOVE kneading dough.
I'd never own a Bread Machine
it would take all the fun out of it.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend.
grin
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 05:37 PM

Originally Posted By: carp
btw: Doll
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend.

Thanks big time Steve.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 06:54 PM

We had breaded pork cutlets, with Mafalda noodles (never heard of 'em before tonight), and mixed vegetables.

Pretty good. It's one of the very few things I cook better than Mrs. Stumpy.

I like chicken, too, though. Was thinking about cornish hens earlier.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 07:34 PM

Love pork medallions. Mmmmm.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 07:39 PM

Also love pork cutlets and noodles.

I wanted to show Michele this food thread because she loves to cook so thanks to all who indulged. Enjoy your dinners and your company.

The chicken is smelling real good right now. Off to make a martini.
Posted by: carp

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 07:50 PM

You sure that was not Terrorist Noodles - sorta bomb your skillet and you say what was that

Its the Mafalda Clan - LOL
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 07:57 PM

Chicken Chimichangas for me and a huge chicken Burrito for my lady at La Casa Grande tonight. I was going to cook (I hate cooking) but came to my senses just in time. Just got home. smile
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 08:01 PM

Left overs from Wednesday and from Thursday. Hmmm hmmm good.
Posted by: iBookmaster

Re: Dinner - 10/08/10 08:22 PM

I skipped dinner because I ate too much lunch. Well, at least it was one of my favorites. Mexican restaurant's grilled shrimp over rice and cheese. Super good. I've got to go get me some more Chesapeake Bay/Rappahannock River steamed crabs before the season runs out. My absolute favorite.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 03:54 AM

Yeah, I wondered about that myself, Carp. :-)
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 08:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Stumpy1
We had breaded pork cutlets, with Mafalda noodles (never heard of 'em before tonight), and mixed vegetables.

Pasta Shapes
Corresponding Sauces
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 08:57 AM

Mafalda Noodles must be Mafalda Hopkirk's maiden name. Incidentally, Mafalda is the Portuguese equivalent of Matilda, and means "mighty sword" so make sure you cook it well.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 10:56 AM

I can make a pretty mean smoked pork loin... use pecan shells for the smoke. We marinade it in Greek spices and Kosher salt. (kinda sacrilegious- pork and kosher salt, huh -no offense intended). When you slice into it, it has a pink ring around the outside. grin
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 11:13 AM

Nice pasta site, Cel. Thanks!
Posted by: trey

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 12:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Leslie
Perhaps your lazyarse housemate needs more than a hint; something like "Hey lazyarse, you're making dinner tomorrow night, come home with groceries!"


Somehow, "where's the bloody vindaloo, hippie?!?" seems more likely.


wink
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 01:19 PM


I added it to the COOKING Thread for future reference.
Posted by: VarmintBlubber

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 01:31 PM

Big dinner tomorrow afternoon with old friends. I am going to come right out and say it - I hate turkey. So this time of year I'm always pretty ambivalent. I do get into the friends and food idea though, so it won't be a total wash. Sometimes I get spoiled and someone grills me up a steal or some hot Italian sausages. Sometimes I just pig out on the side helpings and leave the turkey to them that wants it.

Meantime tonight we're keeping it simple. Grilling a large, ridiculously delicious organic chicken breast (from Menno farms a couple of hours west of here) and seasoning it with something - probably something spicy. Just that and a crisp green salad - and maybe tuck into a nice bottle of red - either an Argentine one or a bottle from Coppola's vineyards. That or we split a quart bottle of Beau's Lugtread Ale, brewed in a hamlet not too far from Ottawa.

Tomorrow it'll be a different story - ten people or more at an informal afternoon dinner party. Lots of wine, beer and all sorts of munchables. Going to be epic, even if I am a turkey grinch.
Posted by: carp

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 01:37 PM





Posted by: Celandine

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 01:40 PM


..which raises the question..

WTH do I do with all the PIZZA Research I did
(mainly because it was still easier than written
descriptions of technique..and a hellovalot more fun ) grin
Tony Gemignani
Wins Gold on the Food Network Pizza Challenge


~ Gives A Whole ‘Nother Meaning To “TOSSING OFF” ~
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 02:08 PM


I love anything roasted in tomatoes, olives & capers. I love the taste of roasted flounder in a spicy tomato sauce that has a tangy kick of olives & capers. I use capers & olives in many dishes, the ultimate taste of the Mediterranean. I have made this same recipe with chicken and shrimp. It’s very important to season the Cod with fresh lemon juice, salt & pepper and let it marinate for 30 minutes, if possible. Sauteing the fish before roasting it in the oven gives the fish an extra level of flavor. Tomato sauce is a spicy concoction with sauteed onion, garlic, Roma tomatoes & the Marinara sauce. For the pasta I absolutely love Cipriani Pastas, originated from Venice, Italy. Cipriani pasta is a light and airy egg pasta with a luxurious delicate texture. I used a thin, ribbon-like pasta called Taglioloni. This recipe does have a few steps to it but it’s all worth it.
Posted by: carp

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 02:13 PM

That looks fantastic,
I'm a big tomato lover
Posted by: Nana

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 03:22 PM

Originally Posted By: carp





Posted by: carp

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 03:36 PM

LOL

Pork medallions in a mushroom cream sauce.

I know the color is a bit wacked, sorta a green hinge but really the dish did not look that bad in person laugh
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Dinner - 10/09/10 05:02 PM


I'm sure it tasted better than it looks..
..the color of that picture makes it look
unappetizing. I see that all the time in
store circulars.. I always think the grocery
store should sue the printer!
sick