What's for Dinner #67 - the It's Been A YEAR Since This All Started! Edition - March 2021

brussels sprouts sounds like a great compromise!

^ Thanks for mentioning this @naf. Now I know that I’m actually trying the right step to restore my posts. However, the platform never allows me—I always get a message that says I have tried to perform the action too many times even though it’s just my first try.

Minor in the scheme of things. :grinning:


I did like any of the cuts I found at the market. I hope I’m not too late.

Recently, there seems to be a bug with the system update. Post rescued by mod, the system will automatically delete it after 24 hours (as planned in the first place after pressing the delete button), so keep an eye on that when it happens and let mods know if the post disappears.


You’re the best - thanks!


You’re welcome. The problem is reported here. Hope this will be fixed soon.


I moved the delete button all the way to the right. Let me know if it helps!


Now that we got the garbage can moved, can I ask for a status on my own board?


@LindaWhit looks like everything has been taken care of for you? I think I’m going to go back to sleep now, please flag again if I can be of assistance!! : - p


WOOT! Thanks!

Your work here is done, NotJr. Enjoy your nap - considering it’s National Nap Day, you’re doing exactly what you should be doing. :wink:


Hey @Rooster – I assume you mean for corned beef? I went on Friday afternoon, and they were just finishing unboxing the corned beef, so I may have been lucky. I always look for smaller cuts, since I don’t want to force feed myself 4 lbs of it. Even with that, I noticed it was slim pickings this year. It was flat or point; in the past, they’ve also had a few brand choices, with one being a less cured or additive-free version. Couldn’t find those healthier options anywhere near me this year. Hope you have better luck at another place!

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Not much to look at, but really tasty. I made the Omsom starter larb, using pork instead of chicken, doctored up with minced thai chilies and Maggi seasoning. Made a very inauthentic thai eggplant - no fresh basil so i used mint and DRIED basil - not ideal, but it worked. Jasmine rice and salad of hothouse cukes, mint/cilantro, shallots/scallions, in a nuoc cham-ish dressing.

I liked Omsom’s lemongrass starter better than I did the larb.


Espaniaish inspired menu for dinner tonight. Gambas al ajillo, tortilla with a blob of aioli, salad of baby spring greens, marinated carrots (zanahorías aliñadas) green olives, roasted piquillo peppers, avocado, red onion with a sherry vinegar dressing and manchego cheese. A French roll to mop up the garlicky oil and a G&T. I fried some Padron peppers I had in the freezer but they were so unbelievably hot I couldn’t eat them.


Ground pork stir fried with garlic, ginger, sesame oil, brown sugar, dark soy, and scallions. Served with steamed rice, and some banchan styled kimchi cukes and marinated bean sprouts. The fam ate it all up, and then my youngest asked why we always resort to Asian styled meals. So now I need to do some ethnic explorations. Mexican, Indian, and Middle Eastern were specifically mentioned :slight_smile:


beautiful job on that tortilla!

Yesterday I rubbed a chicken with Spicewalla (local brand) herbes de Provence and tarragon-mustard rub, salt and pepper. I stuck some fresh tarragon in the cavity and juiced a clementine all over. Tonight I roasted it vertically (425° for 15 min, then 350 til done). Leeks, carrots, and turnips were in the pan. The chicken turned out soo good - juicy, well seasoned, with plenty of flavorful pan juices. The vegetables, which I had drizzled with roasted garlic olive oil and sprinkled with TJ’s umami seasoning and onion seasoning mix were to die for - the leeks got crispy and everything else was meltingly tender. Where’s the eyes-rolled-back-in-head emoji?

Green salad alongside.


Pesto pizza with tomatoes and red onion for a belated π day pie.


Gracias, my sister talked me into trying the lazy man’s tortilla, made with hash browns. It was quite good.

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BF made his awesome pulled chicken nachos last night. No pictures, because I have posted it several times before. However, I did have a nice tequila with it. I’ve never been a tequila guy, but having really enjoyed a sampler in AC, I wanted to expand my palate. I consulted a co-worker, a former bartender who is really into tequilas, for a non-cheap/non-expensive SIPPING tequila-- I don’t like shots of any kind and did not feel like a margarita. He recommended Partida, and it was very enjoyable for slow sipping as I unwound after work.


Indian last night, with some freezer assists.

Fresh dal and green beans. From the freezer, last week’s saag and paneer matar.

I pan-fried some swordfish (marinated with spices) to go along. Rice for me, GF chapatis for the kids.


oh wow, i may have to try that!

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold