What's for dinner?Susanne -- Monday, July 15, 2002 -- 02:53:18 AM
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I have a recipe for apple risotto that I really want to try tonight, but I can't think of what might go with it. To compound the problem, I don't eat meat except for fish, and the Boyfriend does not eat fish (This is why we usually get takeout). Thoughts?
The alternative is chickpeas in tomato wine sauce with feta cheese.
I don't think so either. I boil hotdogs, when I have them at all.
Kraft mac n cheese is Spawn's favorite meal, before he started on this no-carbs thing.
Anna--risotto is heavy enough for just a salad, isn't it?
Salad would be good....if we had anything with which to make a salad. Perhaps I can catch Boyfriend on the cell and have him grab salad and bread on the way home.
Just grab one of those Caesar kits.
I prefer dogs to be grilled.
Susanne, if you are still looking for salmon recipes this is great.
FPut 2-2.5 pounds salmon fillets, skinned, in a shallow dish, season with a couple of tablespoons chopped fresh dill, salt, pepper, and a quarter cup of pinot noir (or use other decent red wine).
Heat the oven to 350.
mix 1 cup cut up strawberies, half a cup of the same wine, quarter cup of sugar, a teaspoon of good mustard, the zest and juice of a lemon in a sauce pan and heat to a boil over medium heat. cook, stirring, until strawberries are soft, maybe five minutes or a little longer. Cool, and puree in a blender.
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in an oven proof skillet until it almost burns. Sear the fish for a couple of minutes on each side. over each fillet with it's fair share of the strawberry sauce and bake the fish in the oven until it is done (probably 8-15 minutes depending on how thick the fillets are.
You sear and bake? I usually just bake or (rarely) panfry.
Searing and baking is all hip now. It seals the outside of the fish so that it doesn't dry out as much while baking, and gives it a nice crunch right on the outside. I expect if you didn't sear this recipe the glaze would get all runny with fish juice, instead of shiney and glazey like it should be. But I have never done it that way, so I'm not sure.
Strawberry sauce over salmon doesn't sound like it would do anything for me. I'd just drink the pinot and eat the strawberries for dessert.
This weekend I had some excellent wild sockeye salmon, grilled (preferred method) with lemon and rosemary. Dill would have been better, but this was pretty damn good.
CalGal, why is Spawn on a no-carb kick?
Nancy--to keep this one on topic, I'll point you to the Geek thread and science news. I think I mentioned it there, and there's a general discussion of the why's--as well as a good article on it.
I like teriyaki marinade for salmon. It's good with tri-tip roast too.
I still haven't decided exactly what we're having for dinner. I thawed out some boneless chicken breasts, there's lettuce growing in the garden, and the kids will always eat pasta with butter and parmesan. I asked Snoopy how she'd like her chicken, and she said she wanted chicken nuggets. I'm actually considering making one of the breasts into nuggets just to make her and Woodstock happy. Then I may just pan-fry the others and add shredded mozzarella and spaghetti sauce.
Separate meals for kids? Anathema.
Heh. I don't usually do that -- I just make sure there's at least one thing for dinner (usually the carb component, as it turns out) that they'll eat. And in fact they'll eat chicken made the way I mentioned -- I was just thinking about trying my hand at actual fried nugget things, which I've never done.
Husband is home, and suggests just getting takeout from KFC instead.
We ended up having chalupas and green beans. Except for Jordan, who was served a hamburger patty, greenbeans, apples and cheese and only ate the cheese.
That sounds interesting, JRoss. I think I'll be brave and try it next week.
I don't mind making different versions of the same food for the kids. Last night when I made dirty rice, I made a burger patty for Jor because I knew she wouldn't eat the chalupas tonight. And then she had that and all the other stuff that the rest of us had. Of course, I shouldn't have bothered. :)
Okay, I made a wonderful shrimp with cream sauce over linguine tonight. Everyone liked it, although my oldest didn't eat the shrimp part.
If a kid doesn't like what we're having, he gets a peanut butter sandwich.
Lately, I have been doing meal plans on Sundays. That is, I plan at least 4 dinners in advance, and make up the shopping list (because someone usually goes grocery shopping on Sunday or Monday). This has worked well, because one of the things I hate is trying to figure out what the hell to make with whatever it is we have. It's just too much work, and I get annoyed if I have a decent piece of meat, but don't have the ingredients for a sauce or a stew or whatever.
I use MEALS.COM with some discretion. It has many simple recipes - I'm a decent cook and could do advanced stuff but don't have the time or inclination to do it for two year olds. So at least I know enough about what food is going to taste like to select and possibly modify the better simple recipes (i.e., the ones that do not have cream of mushroom soup among their ingredients).
I can't manage planning meals more than a day or two at a time.
Tonight I baked my green beans with red onions and mushrooms, some garlic, and drizzled balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
I tried a new recipe tonight, and it was a huge hit. I don't usually bother with recipes, but I wanted to try something new and different. This was pork in plum sauce with bok choy. Very very good. We had a bit of a feast - steamed dumplings (frozen, from Chinatown), rice, the pork dish and scallion pancakes (also purchased in Chinatown). Lots of leftovers, too. Was yum. Was good.