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T.G.I.F. Dinner? - cjs - 10-26-2007

(you know someone else could get up early and do this once in a while... )

What's on for dinner - the only thing I really miss being retired is soooooo looking forward to Fridays (or in my line of work - whatever day was my Friday!! )!

someone mentioned pizza earlier this week and tonite we're having it for the 2nd time this week! I have lots of veggies left from last weekend's do that really must be used, so will probably be a mish-mash with a little sausage thrown in for good measure.

But, I am trying a new recipe tonite - a friend to some of us, Marlene made this earlier this week and it sounds really good!

Tomato and roasted red pepper salad

I started with a recipe that I found on a c2c search and played with it a bit.
1 tsp. dijon mustard
2 tsp. honey
2 Tbls. balsamic vinegar
juice of half of a lemon
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup EVOO
3 Tbls. chiffonade fresh basil
Salt & pepper (a good grind of each)

5 Roma tomatoes
1 roasted red pepper
2 Tbls. capers

Whisk the dressing to emulsify. Dice the tomatoes and red pepper into 1/2 inch dice, add capers and toss with the dressing.

I also had the other half of the late harvest Riesling from making the sorbet last weekend, so that's in the works today too.

P.S. I'm so glad I chose the cook book I did this month, I'm really learning to love green tomatoes!

Re: T.G.I.F. Dinner? - Harborwitch - 10-26-2007

I saw that salad recipe and thought it looked like a perfect way to use up some tomatoes!

Right now I am waiting for the muse to strike. I know a big salad is on the menu - but I'm looking for ideas.

Re: T.G.I.F. Dinner? - DFen911 - 10-26-2007

Not doing pizza, I"m doing crab cakes. The crab was on sale and so I bought a pound and we're going to have them on a nice bed of greens.

Re: T.G.I.F. Dinner? - cjs - 10-26-2007

"I"m doing crab cakes. "
crap, here we go again....

Re: T.G.I.F. Dinner? - Dismc - 10-26-2007

We're doing cherry-cola ribs, mashed potatoes, cole slaw and 18 hour bread. Going to try the Banana Bread Pudding with Bourbon Hard Sauce that was in the banana thread recently for dessert.

I love when company comes to dinner and I can cook as fattening as I like.

Re: T.G.I.F. Dinner? - luvnit - 10-26-2007

We are doing the Shrimp Parmesan tonight!

I can't wait to try it and see how things go.

I will let you know!

Re: T.G.I.F. Dinner? - sugarbrown - 10-26-2007

It's the Super Store Grocery Store run tonight - and some Gato Negro wine on sale, and then the Costco run...sigh....
It'll just be soup and grilled cheese tonight....or, if the hotdogs at Costco just look too good, I may have to break down and cook hotdogs.
On the other hand, there's always fresh California Rolls at our Calgary Co-op on my way home..!

hmmm...whut to choose.....whut to choose... sound familiar, Jean?

Re: T.G.I.F. Dinner? - cjs - 10-26-2007

Yes, and I love a good old hot dog too!! (I'm so glad you're back with us, Cindy!!)

Re: T.G.I.F. Dinner? - Harborwitch - 10-26-2007

I've got some lovely lamb shoulder chops from the Indian grocery thawing out. Thinking a gratin of potatoes with blue cheese, and a lovely romaine salad with tomatoes and vidalia onion dressing. Simple and tasty!

Re: T.G.I.F. Dinner? - HomeCulinarian - 10-26-2007

It's raining here and kind of cold. I didn't make plans for anything in particular for tonight and was thinking about picking up a pizza then thought again since it is homecoming weekend the restaurants will be packed...

Maybe when I walk in the kitchen I'll get an inspiration!