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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:18 PM
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I know it's late for most of you but What's for dinner?
I just need to think about something pleasant for a few minutes.

I'm having kids over for dinner tonight so I'm making:

Home made Chicken Strips with Barilla Puttanesca Sauce for Dipping (and I don't give a poop if any of them hate olives-they have to learn sometime)

Angel Hair Pasta with Parm and Butter

Ceasar Salad with extra Croutons.

Watermelon for dessert.
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:51 PM
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1. We had barbequed pizza.
Cooked outside on the gas grill. DH did it, since I'm still not walking much. (Bed to bath, bath to couch, couch to bath, bath to couch....)

Frozen pizza base (Schwan's 4 cheese rising crust) with lots of goop added and extra cheese. Whole tomatoes from the garden and baby cucumbers.

I got cabin fevery yesterday and went outside (ooo... crutches and stairs, bad combo...) to look at my plants. Made it safe and sound, did a full lap. Plants are fine, probably doing better without my intervention.


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cmf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:30 PM
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2. I'm just about to go cook
I'm making some sauteed chicken with balsamic shallot sauce, couscous and some squash sauteed with garlic curls.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:36 PM
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3. Veal Milanese .............
with fettucine with capers and black olives and artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes and lemon.

Watermelon for dessert, and there's some dark chocolate (Valrhona) somewhere around here, I believe .................
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:49 PM
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5. Ha were you inspired by the flame war today?
I was going to do Chicken Piccata but thought the kids would sneer. Your fettucine sounds delish. Did you use marinated artichoke hearts, or the ones packed in water?
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 08:16 AM
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8. There was a flame war?
Rats. I miss all the fun stuff, I guess.

You know, you can use either, but for this dish, I especially like the plain ones, since they don't argue with the subtle flavors of the tomatoes and olives and olive oil.

Kids sneer, but they eat. Our kids always had the PBJ option, but, more often than not, they were curious about what The Big People were having. They ended up as quite the little food freaks..... :)

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