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Thursday, April 03, 2008

What's for dinner?

I'm exhausted. So a sandwich it is.

I'm going to stop by the grocery store and grab a rotisserie chicken and some Brownberry. When I get home, I'll cut off a hunk of the breast, chunk it, mix it with a little mayo, curry powder, key lime juice (just because it's what's there) and mango chutney. Then I'll add some sliced red grapes, celery and slivered almonds. Mound that on the bread, add some romaine, and call it a day...

What are you cooking up?

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11 Comments:

at 5:34 PM Blogger Kelly said...

I put some pork loin and sauerkraut in the slow cooker this morning, and now it's all falling apart and delicious.

On the side I've got some potatoes, sliced and cooked with onions, garlic, salt and pepper in olive oil. It took way too long for the potatoes to cook the last time I did this, so I cooked them in the microwave first. We'll see how it works out ...

 
at 7:20 PM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

Yall are doing much better than me. I made a spinach salad with a flax seed oil and balsamic vinegar dressing and heated this up from Trader Joe's. It was delicious though.

http://www.traderjoesfan.com/Trader_Joes/Products/Frozen/Tarte_Alsace/details/

I tend to lose cooking motivation at the end of the week. I like what Kelly did though and used the crockpot. Maybe I will do that next week when I am feeling lazy. I am heading to Northside for dinner tomorrow night. I have lived in Cincinnati for 2 years and have never been! I think we might go to the Hideaway or Slims. I heard Honey might be a little pricey for what my hubby and are looking for tomorrow night.

 
at 9:31 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stopped at Avril's on court street and got some lean ground chuck to make burgers. Stuffed them with boursin cheese, sprinkled them with a touch of brown sugar, sea salt and white pepper.... and fired up the grill.....we had them on toasted onion buns and a big green salad.

 
at 9:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the what's for dinner posts, why not do it everyday?

 
at 10:48 PM Blogger Kelly said...

Potato update: they tasted just fine!

I also like the "what's for dinner?" posts - on days when I've actually cooked something. Too often, I feel like the "other" women in the Lean Cuisine commercials. "I ate six saltines dipped in sour cream." "I poured a packet of instant oatmeal into my mouth." "I boiled my least-favorite belt."

 
at 11:15 PM Anonymous Chad Edward said...

Boursin burger at Arthur's with french fries and two Mt. Carmel Copper Ales. It's fun being a boy!

 
at 7:58 AM Anonymous lauren said...

I soaked a chicken breast in an Andy's Mediterranean Grill marinade, then grilled it. I also made my favorite (and super easy) roasted potatoes: Red potatoes, cut in eighths and smashed garlic cracked away from the skin, sprinkled with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper and chopped fresh rosemary.

 
at 7:58 AM Anonymous lauren said...

I soaked a chicken breast in an Andy's Mediterranean Grill marinade, then grilled it. I also made my favorite (and super easy) roasted potatoes: Red potatoes, cut in eighths and smashed garlic cracked away from the skin, sprinkled with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper and chopped fresh rosemary.

 
at 9:24 AM Blogger Sarah said...

I tried a new side dish recipe last night. I made plain couscous and added chopped dried apricots, dried cranberries and goat cheese. It turned out tasty...even the picky boyfriend liked it.

 
at 9:37 AM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

Sarah,

When you make cous cous, do you add any fat aka olive oil or butter? Just curious, sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. I don't think there is a flavor difference but sometimes it seems "dry" without it. Do you cook it in water or stock?

Did the goat cheese "melt"?

I also like this "what's for dinner" topic. I can learn alot from yall and get some good ideas.

FYI, Friday and Saturday night at my place is "Where we going for dinner?" :)

 
at 10:27 AM Blogger Sarah said...

CinTwin:

For this particular couscous I didn't add a fat. And I actually cooked it in half water and half orange juice, to give it a slight citrus flavor. The goat cheese didn't melt like I thought it might, but got a little bit softer than it already was.

 
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