Archive for March 8th, 2013

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TND – Dinner Recaps

March 8, 2013

Apparently my New Year’s Food Resolution should have been to remember to post about Dinner. So, a round-up of the past month’s worth of Dinners is below. Read the rest of this entry ?

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TND – Dinner March 5th = What’s Making Me Happy This Week

March 8, 2013

Dinner - March 5

I have been feeling somewhat excessively negative lately – I think it’s a combination of not enough sleep, the dragging tail end of winter, and irritation that I don’t have a day off from work until Memorial Day – so rather than talk about all the things that are annoying me with the food world, I’m going to talk about the things making me happy.   Read the rest of this entry ?

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TND – February 19th = Phyllo need not apply

March 8, 2013

Dinner - February 19

Chicken Pot Pie
Green Beans
Salad

I watched a cooking show the other week that ‘lightened up’ chicken pot pie by replacing the traditional crust with phyllo dough.  Now, I like phyllo dough, but that doesn’t mean I think it has any place on top of a traditional American chicken pot pie (a Middle Eastern b’stilla is a whole different story, but that’s also a whole different kind of chicken pie).  Within the confines of understanding that what you put on top of a pot pie needs to be starchy and comforting – phyllo is too pointy to be comforting – I’m flexible about how you want to top your chicken pot pie.  You could use a puff pastry lid.  You could roll out a traditional pie crust.  You could throw caution to the winds and make the America’s Test Kitchen savory crumble topping that calls for ¾ cup of heavy cream and 6 Tbsp of butter (I tried, but just couldn’t bring myself to do that).  You can do what I did and turn it into a cobbler kind of affair and top it with buttermilk biscuits.  Just not phyllo, okay?  There’s a time and a place for phyllo (spanakopita, baklava, wee cups to serve hors d’ouevres), but chicken pot pie isn’t it.

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TND – Dinner February 12th = At least I taught her full Indian dinner

March 8, 2013

Dinner - February 12

Chana Masala – alternate version (i.e. kind of, but not really)
Saag with Roasted Butternut Squash
Roasted Cauliflower
Whole Wheat Naan – plain & peshwari
Pomegranate Raita
Sweet & Spicy Pickled Kumquats

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TND – Dinner February 5th = Minor Recipe Fail

March 8, 2013

Dinner - February 5

Sausages
Baked Barley Risotto
Whole Roasted Onions
Green Beans

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TND – Dinner January 29th = Messy, but Yummy

March 8, 2013

Dinner - Janaury 29

Indonesian Chicken
Spiced Basmati Rice
Spiced Broccoli with Coconut
Fresh Pineapple Wedges

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