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I made a big roast last night. Not sure what I'm making for dinner tonight but today and tommorrow I'm going to be doing some baking so we have some baked goods incase huricane Irene knocks out the power here. I'm making cornbread muffins and some type of flat bread for sure. What else should I bake? What would y'all make to prepare for a storm?

I would make some other type muffins also and perhaps some cookies. I would buy like you did. I hope the storm won't be so bad for you!

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I just made soup from Sour Kraft and steamed some "donuts", "cakes" or "dumplings" (I don't know have to translate this)stuffed with Italian plums and covered with chocolate filling.

I will post recipe later.

Oh Thanks :)Sounds good.

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Did not do Friday's yet and it was yummy so worth mentioning (I love cooking for my sister and her family at her house):

Seared Marinated Wild Boar with Plum Jus

Herbed Braised Flageolet Beans

Braised Swiss Chard with Roasted Chanterelles

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I would make some other type muffins also and perhaps some cookies. I would buy like you did. I hope the storm won't be so bad for you!

Thanks! It wasn't so bad. Only a little siding and some roof tiles came off and we were stuck in our house until sunday afternoon due to flooded streets. Power blinked off and on all day Sat and Sunday. Not sure what was goign on on Sunday sinc ehte wind and rain were gone--I guess they were trying to fix it for others and had to take ours off for a few hours.

The roast I made got turned into a big pot of vegetable beef that I kept going on low on the stove for most of the storm on Saturday (it stayed hot even for the few hours we were without power). And we had lots of stew with corn muffins and chips. In fact we ate a bit too much during the storm. Must have been boredom or nerves or something.

Sunday we made kabobs on the grill since the power kept coming and going and the whether was really nice and clear.

Tonight I'm making something light--probably salad--because we ate so much over the weekend! :lol:

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Sherry Lime Marinated Cherry Tomatoes (from my garden)

Steamed Green Beans (my garden) with Shiitakes and Shallots

Hasselback Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Chives

Grilled Sirloin with Crispy Capers, Lemons and Rosemary and Reduced Balsamic Glaze

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In too much pain to cook today but tomorrow we plan to go Provencale. Will post menu in the morning - it is going to be great!

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Sherry Lime Marinated Cherry Tomatoes (from my garden)

Steamed Green Beans (my garden) with Shiitakes and Shallots

Hasselback Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Chives

Grilled Sirloin with Crispy Capers, Lemons and Rosemary and Reduced Balsamic Glaze

What are Hasselback potatoes?

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What are Hasselback potatoes?

You take unpeeled potatoes (Yukon golds are the best due to their starch content), place on a large wooden spoon and slice very thin slices not all the way through. It looks sort of like an accordian. Then you insert yummy things between the slices such as bay leaves, pancetta, slivers of garlic, fresh thyme, etc. then drizzle with olive oil and roast. Before I found I was lactose intolerant I would insert thin pieces of good cheeses or you can sprinkle on top.

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Tonight I am making chicken piccata (lemon chicken) and green beans. Maybe some rice...Anyone have any good rice recipes? I usually make it plain but it's getting boring and blah.

Do you like risotto? An herbed risotto would be lovely with piccata. You could even quickly fry up some capers just until they open and sprinkle on top (the flavour changes - sort of how garlic mellows when roasted).

Or if you prefer regular rice perhaps cook it in carrot juice instead of water. Nice flavour and colour. I like to infuse rice water with lemongrass stalks, kaffir lime leaves (dried are fine) or bay leaves and a few tablespoons of lime juice or lemon juice.

Or how about an herb pilaf?

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OK - last night I said we were going Provencale today but that will have to wait until tomorrow because the Daube I am making takes 48 hours. So, tonight was:

- Seared Brined Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Apricot Glaze

- Lemongrass-Infused White Rice

- Roasted Red Peppers with Bagna Cauda

- Watermelon with Balsamic

Tomorrow's meal will be more exciting! :)

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Pumpkin soup.

Pumpkin

spinach

lentils

capsicum

chives

sea salt

All left in the slow cooker while I was at work then put the stick wizz in it to puree it. Yummy!!!

That sounds yummy! I can't wait until we have more cool days here so I can make more soups. I still make soups and stews in the summer because I love them but if I do too many my husband gets upset. He'll say to me "It's 105 degrees outside and you made soup?!? what are you thinking?" I'll reply "I was in AC all day and I love soup!" LOL!

We have been having some lovely days in the upper 80's here so we've been using the grill a lot lately. Tonight I'm going to do turkey burgers, summer squash and zucchini on the grill.

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It is chilly today so the following is perfect:

Traditional Provencale Daube (takes 48 hours to make but soooooo worth it!)

Smashed Potatoes with Chives and Black Garlic (wanted to make Pommes Anna or Dauphinoise but as I cannot have dairy obviously will not work!)

Ever-so-slightly Braised Carrot Ribbons with Lemon Vinaigrette

Individual Lemon Souffles (using coconut milk rather than cow's milk)

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roasted garlic mashed potatoes with broccoli, and, with luck hubby will find and bring home to me some gluten-free beer! I am having a craving, must be the yard work I did today!

BTW, I have to shout-out a big thanks. I have only read 4 pages of this thread and found I can have 3 things I thought I couldn't! :P I never eat breakfast because I can't find things to eat so I am loving the breakfast thread too!

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Sauteed summer squash with vegetable-style tempe & dulce (seaweed) with a tamari/sun-dried tomato sauce over quinoa

and marinated cucumber dill salad

Most meals in my house are vegetarian as well as gluten-free. I'm wondering if there would be enough interest to start a 'what's for dinner' thread for vegetarians? Or is that subgroup just too small, and I should look out for veg meals here? I do love this thread!

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