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dinner suggestions, please

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Eric Perry, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. What do I want for dinner tonight? Here it is 12:30 at work, and I have no lunch, and if I eat cafeteria food once more I'm going to vomit. Soooo, I will sit here and try and plan my menu for the eve.

    Help me out with some ideas. I don't want to go crazy with a huge dinner (I do love to cook and all), but I don't want something ridiculously simple either.

    Bring 'em on....
  2. Absentia


    Feb 25, 2009
    I'm kinda thinkin curry tonight, not too labor intensive and I can make a giant pot and feed off it for days.


    Edit: I'm in the same boat man, my wife/boss are at a very nice luncheon at the country club and I'm stuck here to run defense...
  3. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Porterhouse steak from the local butcher. Salt, pepper garlic rub. Cook up some white rice. Steamed veggies with a little butter. There you go. BBQ the steak how you like it.
  4. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    I've been craving chicken marsala lately.

    A big pot o' chili sounds pretty good, too.
  5. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I enjoyed Roast Guinnea Pig when I was in Peru.
  6. Absentia


    Feb 25, 2009
    Ahh yes the chili...
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Chicken fettucini.

  8. Im a big fan of meatloaf, Garlic spuds', asparagus pan steamed finished with sea salt and lemon juice.

    or however lame this might sound, the chicken bake recipie on the back of the stovetop stuffing mix box is awesome.
  9. I know where you live. Sounds like you need some piroghis dripping in butter and onions and kolbasa. (my parents live in Jessup)
  10. :atoz:

    Haha. Nice

    All good suggestions, guys. The chili and curry ideas are winning thus far I think.

    I just made a meat roll with roasted red peppers, prosciutto, smoked provolone a few weeks ago. If I didn't the meatloaf would be in the running as well.
  11. very nice sounding.

    Also white trash chicken cordonblue. The ex's favorite

    Split chicken breast, stuff with pepper jack, crumbled bacon and a lil ranch, bake till done.
  12. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    Something easy?

    Melt some butter, chop some tarragon into it. Let sit on gentle heat for 5 min.
    Smear liberally over a salmon steak, wrap in foil with a lemon wedge.
    Bake until done.

    Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and your favourite green vegetable.

    Something a little more:

    2 thin pork shoulder steaks per person
    put an apple slice and some blue cheese between the shoulder steaks
    wrap the "sandwich" in proscuitto
    bake until the inner meat is done and the ham is nice and crispy

    serve with whatever
  13. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Rice or angel hair pasta
    Sauteed veggies: peppers and sliced baby carrots or onions.

    1 package boneless Chicken thighs, sauteed, salt and pepper
    1 can Stewed or Diced petite tomatos added after chicken
    is browned, simmer while rice (pasta) is getting done.

    Couple of shots of Franks Hot Sauce to taste.

    'Chicken Fra Diavolo'

    I use the thighs as I think they are moister in this type of dish.
  14. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    or, sloppy joes with 1/2 pound of roughly chopped bacon added to the mix (fry it up in the pan before adding the hamburger) ... nothing better ...
  15. that pork sounds very tasty. Im gonna have to do that sometime.
  16. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    When you have time (weekend?), this is my "masterpiece" dish for entertaining. Needs a bit of prep then occasional attention all afternoon.

    7-hour port braised lamb shanks

    4 lamb shanks
    2 cups prunes
    1 carrot
    1 med onion
    1 pint stock (I used veal)
    2 tbsp cumin (toasted, ground)
    2 tbsp allspice
    2 tbsp thyme
    1/2 bottle port
    1/4 lb bacon
    2 cups flour
    salt + pepper for seasoning
    oil spray

    - preheat the oven to 400

    - chop the bacon fairly small and render it down very slowly in a large saucepan

    - wash the lamb, spray it with oil then cover with seasoned flour

    - bake the lamb for 15 minutes to brown it

    - drop the oven temp down to 300 or slightly lower

    - chop the onion and carrot finely

    - remove the bacon and put to one side

    - slowly fry the onion and carrot in the bacon fat

    - when veg is done, add stock, port, prunes, and herbs/spices

    - boil for 10 min

    - put lamb in a casserole dish or roasting pan covered in foil

    - pour liquid over lamb

    - cover and place in 300-ish oven

    - every hour, remove from oven, turn meat, spoon liquid over meat and return, throw more port in if it gets dry
    (remember to make sure the seal is still good, you want to retain the liquid to steam the meat - this is a braise not a roast)

    - use the bacon to make a sandwich because you're going to be hungry by this point

    - pour off liquid back into saucepan, add 50% more water, place in fridge to chill until fat solidifies on top

    - remove fat, bring to boil on stove, and add cornflour as required to make the gravy

    done in about 7 hours or so, well worth waiting for.
  17. classic
  18. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    once again, my ass
  19. Liquid dinner.

  20. mmmm

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