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Saturday's Dinner, 4/12/14?? - cjs - 04-12-2014

What's on the menu for everyone today?

We've go so much going on that I chose another week's menu from "Dinner's Ready." Today grilled ribs, Black-eyed peas and leeks, and broccoli with spiced apple cider sauce. Having this all planned out sure saves a lot of time and energy!!

Re: Saturday's Dinner, 4/12/14?? - losblanos1 - 04-12-2014

Not only saves time and energy, but also money I'll bet.

Today is a bucket list dinner, we're making fresh pasta. I received a pasta machine for Christmas so I better make use of it. Dinner will be mushroom-cheese ravioli with gorgonzola sauce.

Re: Saturday's Dinner, 4/12/14?? - Mare749 - 04-12-2014

Wow, sounds delicious, Blane. You are more ambitious than I am. I have owned a pasta machine for years and have only made ravioli once. Mine did not turn out well because I didn't roll the pasta thin enough. Really should try it again. We do love it for spaghetti, lasagna, etc.

Dinner tonight will be at Holly's for Abby's birthday party. I think she was making up party trays.

Re: Saturday's Dinner, 4/12/14?? - cjs - 04-12-2014

Yes, it does save money, Blane!!

I didn't make pasta one time this winter....

Happy Birthday to to one of the young chefs, Abby!!!

Re: Saturday's Dinner, 4/12/14?? - Gourmet_Mom - 04-12-2014

I miss making pasta! It is so much better than boxed!

Happy Birthday, Abby!

I'm not sure about dinner. The grouch is doing taxes today, so I have escaped to the deck on this glorious spring day! But there are papers to far behind!!!! I'll be thinking about dinner later. Most likely something simple on the grill so we can celebrate this lovely day and the completion of taxes and school work! Hopefully!!!!

Re: Saturday's Dinner, 4/12/14?? - Trixxee - 04-12-2014

Good luck Blane. That is an undertaking for me.

We are doing Michael's birthday dinner today - honey baked ham ($59 - ouch), sinful potatoes, coleslaw and a 3-berry salad. My mom is bringing spinach dip, sister is bringing shrimp cocktails. And we're having Baskin Robbins ice cream cake for dessert (another $$ ouch) - Michael picked out gold medal ribbon ice cream with white cake.

Re: Saturday's Dinner, 4/12/14?? - BarbaraS - 04-12-2014

My grouch is doing taxes as well. But I will lift his spirits with his fave meal - baked Macs n Cheese with kielbasa instead of hot dogs.


Re: Saturday's Dinner, 4/12/14?? - luvnit - 04-12-2014

Taxes for me tomorrow. Can't wait to get it done!

Re: Saturday's Dinner, 4/12/14?? - Gourmet_Mom - 04-12-2014

Escaping to the deck has not been far suckered into doing totals for stuff! OIY! Escaping now to the store! LOL!

I decided on a Saveur recipe I found for Grapefruit-Sugar Rubbed Pork Tenderloin since I picked up a pack on special last week.. We'll have roasted or stir fried veggies and lemony brown rice on the side. I'll do it on the grill instead of the oven and reduce the time. I agree with the reviews that 45 minutes is WAY too long for tenderloin!

Re: Saturday's Dinner, 4/12/14?? - Gourmet_Mom - 04-12-2014

So I semi screwed this up. Since I know how to supreme a grapefruit, I didn't click on the link which instructs you to save the juice for another use. Too late. So I strained the stuff. Luckily, I had plenty of chunks to make a nice purée, but now part of my sugar and spices are in the juice. I've got it reducing, but now for the I add the syrup to the purée, which I won't be able to baste with, or baste with the syrup. There is plenty of paste. I'm thinking basting.