The What's For Dinner Thread - May '09(recipe index in OP)

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    NEVERENOUGHWDW <font color=blue>Still Missing 20,000 Leagues Unde

    Jan 11, 2007
    Good Morning,

    I'm here, feeling better but not close to 100%.
    Greg did come right home & I ended up staying in bed & taking Benydryl & Motrin & it seemed to help.

    Lily, is so tuned in when I don't feel well, she won't leave me. Greg had to pick her up & carry her outside to pee before he left for work & then she ran right back upstairs. I know enough fluff about 10lbs of fur:rolleyes1

    I'm going to call Vickie later today or tomorrow...I think today may be to soon.
    Ann, praying for your Mom.

    Lauren, hope Tom feels better:sick:
    So glad you'll be joining us in October. Something to be said about peer pressure.

    Charlene~ vertigo stinks! I am going to keep on doing what you suggested today. It is so miserable here it makes it easy to stay in. Can't wait to meet you in October!

    Marisa~ never want to tick Nan off that much!

    Gretchen & Sheryl~ tomorrow I should be out & about so I will make it to the post office, I apologize.

    Ann, when I had my biopsy they didn't give anything before (one of the reasons I changed docs), I'm so sorry if I made you worry. Feet up today I hope!?!?

    Ellen~ what do you put in your Mandarin Oriental chicken salad?

    Dinner last night was idea what Greg had.

    BBL...or BBS be back soon?
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  3. Rogue26

    Rogue26 DIS Veteran

    Apr 14, 2008
    Morning all, hope everyone is well today.

    Lauren- I'm so excited for you, I'm glad you get to go and play with your friends!

    Hi Charlene, welcome.

    Kathy- The last time I made the ranch chicken I made fresh egg noodles. I wasn't to pleased with the comment from the peanut gallery- they didn't like them. I don't have a pasta machine either so I rolled them out by hand.

    Ann- Today is a perfect day to rest, I'm glad your parents are close to spoil you. Has Ron stopped his night job or will he keep that until the new job starts?

    Bethany- I'm sure as you get closer you'll have no problem packing, you must be getting so excited.

    Maria- Hope your doing better today.

    I'm hoping Vickie is as comfortable as can be.

    Don't know what's for dinner, I have to head out to the store
  4. liamsaunt

    liamsaunt <font color=red>I was an irish girl with an afro<b

    Oct 12, 2004
    Maria, I hope you are feeling better today. I get vertigo if I have fluid in my sinuses. It is one of the worst feelings.

    Here are photos from last night. These are the Vietnamese braised short ribs that I made for John, with some baby bok choy and jasmine rice. John said that the flavor was excellent.:


    I made myself some spicy braised tofu:


    John is out to dinner with clients tonight. I think I am going to use some of the leftover tofu and rice to make a bowl of congee for dinner. It is miserable here, raining and damp, so that should hit the spot.
  5. liamandcaili

    liamandcaili DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 2005
    Hi Everyone,

    I haven't had the chance to read back much, but I wanted to pop in and say hello. I did see that Vickie needs good thoughts for a successful surgery, and Maria was feeling ill. I hope you are better.

    We are enjoying having Greg home. You would not believe the amount of food the man has ingested since his arrival. They worked them so hard that his body started burning muscle for food. :eek:

    Dinner last night was barbecued ribs and chicken wings, baked orzo with cheese and roasted asparagus. One of my neighbors is renovating her kitchen, so we shared dinner with her family.

    I'm thinking of all of you, and I'll keep in touch when I can.
  6. Disney Ron

    Disney Ron It's not a lie, if you believe it.

    Feb 18, 2004
    Thanks, we are expecting a little girl 6/23.

    Wise advice and today I have not done a darn thing but bathe DS so far!!!!

    Ron, quit his night job as soon as he got news he was offered the new one.
    He has felt like a new man being home like a normal person with his family at night. This friday is actually his last day with his full time day job of 28 years. I still don't think he can believe it! Thanks for asking Robin, hope things are going well for you being at work too?!?!?!

    Wow, that tofu looks good. Something about it has me craving Hot & Sour soup for lunch now!!

    Don't worry about us...enjoy all your time with your family!!!
    How long will Greg be home for?? Make sure he gets all of his favorite foods while he can!!!!
  7. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Glad to hear you're better, continued prayers for you my friend.:hug:

    Our furbaby's are so much more in tune with us than we can imagine, they amaze me.:goodvibes

    I'm sure he's enjoying the food as much as being with y'all.:goodvibes
  8. shovan

    shovan DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Hey Y'all,

    I have GREAT NEWS!! Debi's biopsy came back, NO CANCER!!! :cool1::banana:
    They don't know what the problem is, but it's not cancer so that is good, good, GOOD!! They are sending her to a infectious disease specialist, so we'll have to wait & see what comes of that. But we are all so relieved right now.

    Ann, Take it easy my friend, Emma may be getting anxious to meet her family!

    Maria, I hadn't even thought about the books! Don't worry about that! Just feel better.:hug: I get spells of vertigo & haven't found anything that helps. I just have to wait til it passes, it totally incapacitates me.

    Lauren, I'm praying Tom doesn't have the flu! :flower3:

    Us girls are going get pedis today. Alexis is going to be excited, DD came across a place with kid-sized pedi-spa chairs! We may go out to lunch & do some shopping too. My niece's wedding shower is this weekend.

    WFD, don't know, DH said we need to get back to eating lighter. :mad: I know this, but just didn't want to hear that. Propably tuna or shrimp.

    Becky, Your meals continue to amaze me!

    Laura, I'm so happy that Greg is able to be home with the family for a little while. :goodvibes Sounds like he really needs your home cooking too!
  9. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2005
    Ann- can you remind me what procedure your Mom is having? My memory is shot lately, I'm afraid.

    Charlene- I am so happy that you are joining the girls! I have not had the nerve to bring up a little trip to my DH yet, it seems someone reminded him that I have taken about 7 vacations to one of his....Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....Who could that little brdie be?????:rolleyes1

    Becky- would you share the recipe for those ribs? I was drooling when I saw them!

    Laura- Poor Greg!!It's a good thing you like to cook!

    Maria- Your Lily know you! Please just lay quietly and let the vertigo pass.

    Hey! I was there! I guess I did not make an impression:guilty:

    Kady and I are going to watch Everafter....a Cinderella Story. :goodvibes

    Kady and I discussed dinner and cannot come up with anything that she wants that I am willing to give her. I will figure out what to do with ssome ground turkey that is quick! She will stay woth Buddy while I go to WW if he is home fromt eh farm and they can eat together.
  10. Aimeedyan

    Aimeedyan <font color=blue>Why get all excited about somethi

    Feb 22, 2004
    I hope it's just a virus and he'll improve soon.

    Without a ticker, I can't keep track of how far along you are. Can you remind me of your due date? :flower3:

    Crazy people! :rotfl:

    Poor guy!! When does he have to return?

    Today is typical Wednesday; I worked until 1am on stuff so I got here earlier to see if I can get a headstart before my meetings. I have WW friendly food on hand but we'll see what the evening brings as far as dinner options.
  11. Disney Ron

    Disney Ron It's not a lie, if you believe it.

    Feb 18, 2004
    My memory is shot too... They found something on her thyroid. She is having a biopsy on 6/3.

    That darn Marissa spilling the beans about your vacations to your DH's...:lmao:


    Aimee...I never put a ticker in my sig because DH & I share this screen name. It was originally his and I latched on. I didn't think he would appreciate a pregnancy ticker :rotfl:.... I am 36 weeks today !!
  12. Nancyg56

    Nancyg56 DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2005
    Sheryl- YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:yay:SO glad that Debi is cancer free!

    Lauren- I hope that Tom does not have the flu! Buddy was sick for over a week. It was not flu but cold and achey stuff. Not fun!
  13. Disney Ron

    Disney Ron It's not a lie, if you believe it.

    Feb 18, 2004
    It is so nice to hear such great news!! They must be thrilled.
  14. KadysMom

    KadysMom DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2007
    GREAT NEWS! Thats so wonderful!

    I took Kady for a pedicure the day before her First Communion and they had the kid-sized pedicure chairs. She loved it.

    WHAT DID YOUR DH SAY!?!?!? Do you need an empty freezer? :rolleyes:

    I have some Southwest Credits to use, and I cant go anywhere right now. I have all but put her on the plane. She wont go! I tried to get her to NOLA but then I was afraid no one would pick her up from the airport :rotfl2:

    I dont do that too often, but she complains that she doesnt go anywhere, but she takes alot of vacations, and poor Pa stays home. :rotfl:
  15. FormrCastMbr

    FormrCastMbr DIS Veteran

    Jun 14, 2006
    Another Quickie...

    Just wanted to let you guys know that Tom stayed home (lucky me) and is now feeling better. Thank you for the good thoughts.

    BBL! I need to get stuff done here and its hard when he is home. I did sneak out to the gym...:yay:
  16. Disney Ron

    Disney Ron It's not a lie, if you believe it.

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh........I just love the new picture of your boys!!!!
    So darn cute and the baby is getting so big!!!
  17. OKWMom

    OKWMom DIS Veteran

    Jul 4, 2006
    Quick check in girls. Work is nuts today so I'm sneaking a little me time. I haven't read much, just know that Debi doesn't have cancer and Maria is a little better. Great news on both fronts.

    Maria, don't worry about the books. For heaven's sake, you're doing me a favor. :worship:

    Kat, got your note. Not necessary and your math is on the high side. I guess I owe you a drink or two. :goodvibes

    Marisa - I can't believe you haven't gotten your package. I shipped it last week by FedEx. If you don't get at least a stickie from them today, let me know.

    Sheryl - I haven't heard back about the lotion but will let you know ASAP.

    Laura - Glad Greg is home. :banana::banana:

    Tonight's dinner is a new one for me. Parmesean pesto flounder with rice pilaf and mixed veggies.

    Gotta run.
  18. zipuzee

    zipuzee DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2006
    Becky - how did you cook the baby bok choy? I fixed some this weekend but chopped it up; didn't think to cook it whole. And it looks much better than mine did!

    sounds like fun! That's neat that they have kid size chairs!
  19. liamsaunt

    liamsaunt <font color=red>I was an irish girl with an afro<b

    Oct 12, 2004
    I just cut it in half, then melt a little butter in a non-stick pan, put the bok choy in with a little soy sauce, cover, and cook for about 5 minutes. You don't even have to turn it.

    Great news!

    Sure, the recipe is adapted from Fine Cooking. They used different spices and did the whole thing on the grill, but I was afraid I would wreck my le crueset if I put it on the grill.

    Vietnamese braised short ribs (adapted from Fine Cooking magazine)

    For the ribs:
    1 Tbs. hot Hungarian paprika
    1 tsp. coriander
    1 tsp. dark brown sugar
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    2 lb. beef short ribs

    For the braising liquid and glaze:
    2 Tbs. peanut oil
    2 cups chopped yellow onion
    1 Tbs. chopped garlic
    2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
    3 cups low sodium chicken broth
    1/4 cup plus 2 tsp. rice vinegar
    3 Tbs. dark brown sugar
    2 Tbs. Asian fish sauce
    1 Tbs. soy sauce
    1 whole star anise

    For serving:
    3 scallions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
    Cilantro sprigs

    Combine the paprika, coriander, brown sugar, 2 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. pepper. Sprinkle generously all over the ribs and rub it in.

    Heat a heavy dutch oven over medium high heat. Sear the ribs until all sides are nicely browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Let cool briefly and then tie with a couple of loops of butcher’s twine.

    Return the heavy-duty pot to medium heat and when hot, add the oil. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and stir for 1 minute more. Pour in the chicken broth, 1/4 cup of the vinegar, 1 Tbs. of the brown sugar, the fish sauce, and the soy sauce. Add the star anise, bring to a boil, and then remove from the heat.

    Put the ribs in the pot, cover, and place in a preheated 300 degree oven for two hours. Remove from the oven, uncover, and allow to cool slightly, then refrigerate overnight.

    Remove the layer of fat that covers the surface of the cooking liquid and discard. Remove the ribs from the pot and set aside.

    Pouring through a colander, strain the cooking liquid into a measuring cup. Discard the solids.

    Prepare the grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Pour 1 cup of the braising liquid into a small saucepan and stir in the remaining 2 Tbs. brown sugar and 2 tsp. rice vinegar. Over medium-high heat, reduce the liquid until it becomes syrupy, about 12 minutes—you’ll have about 1/3 cup.

    Brush the glaze over one side of each short rib and grill glazed side down until the glaze begins to bubble and lightly darken, 2 to 3 minutes. Brush another surface with the glaze and turn the ribs. Continue to brush and glaze, turning frequently, until all sides are nicely glazed. Remove the cooking twine, and take the ribs off the bone. Drizzle with the remaining glaze and garnish with the scallions and cilantro.
  20. BigMama

    BigMama DIS Veteran

    Nov 11, 2006
  21. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Prayers answered.:hug:

    :lmao: There's no excuse now Nan, you NEED to get down to F&W, we will have a blast!!!:yay:

    Good for you!:thumbsup2

    I know, that pic is too stinking cute!:goodvibes

    I'll do anything to meet a friend for alcohol...;) Seriously, you've been very good to me.:hug:

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