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2013-02-14 11:52:16 AM
Answer, ladies: Anything as long as there's a beej for dessert.

I'm not kidding.
We're really that simple.
 
2013-02-14 11:52:42 AM

DeltaPunch: OK, when you guys are done posting pictures of frozen pizzas, how about recommending a good one-pot dish, like casserole-style or something (can't be arsed to make 3 different things). I saw some pilaf suggestions above, and I was originally leaning baked ziti w/ sausage but now I'm thinking that might be too heavy...


Well, it was either Mama Cozzi or this:

www.allthingspackaging.com
 
2013-02-14 11:53:53 AM
Steak au poivre - recipe

It's filet with a brandy cream sauce.  It is pretty easy to make (plus you get to deglaze the pan by lighting the brandy on FIRE).  She gets her fancy French dinner, you get a delicious steak.  Everybody wins.

(I usually do something simple like a risotto or baked potato on the side.  Small salad, and you're done!)
 
2013-02-14 11:54:50 AM
I'm making a beef tenderloin roast but I'm sick of mashed potatoes and baked potatoes, I want something different but only have one oven so I can't make roasted potatoes...any ideas?
 
2013-02-14 11:54:59 AM
Melonietheoanda:
Have you seen the $10 electric corn dog maker?
It works great and is not as dangerous as a fryer. Just a minor mess to clean up.
 
2013-02-14 11:55:39 AM
I am making pasta with Italian sausage, or if the man chooses, we can go anywhere he likes out to eat.
 
2013-02-14 11:57:52 AM

DeltaPunch: OK, when you guys are done posting pictures of frozen pizzas, how about recommending a good one-pot dish, like casserole-style or something (can't be arsed to make 3 different things). I saw some pilaf suggestions above, and I was originally leaning baked ziti w/ sausage but now I'm thinking that might be too heavy..


Osso Buco can be done very easily
 
905
2013-02-14 11:59:18 AM
I use Ranch Style beans in this recipe of mine, which is usually a crowd favorite on a cold day.  I usually prefer to put fresh vegetables/peppers instead of the canned stuff if I'm going all fancy pants, but on a budget, this is fairly reasonable.

Taco Soup Madness

1 lb. ground bison  (or you can substitute ground beef, cooked turkey or cooked chicken if you prefer.  Bison tastes awesome in this recipe and gives you that rugged frontiersman/woman feeling.)
1 large can of Original Rotel
4 cooked strips of bacon, diced into small pieces.
1 small can of corn
2 small cans of Ranch Style beans
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bell pepper
1 pkg. McCormick cheesy taco seasoning
1 pkg. dry Ranch Seasoning (the dip mix)
2 cans of water (use the large can of Rotel after it's empty)
1 tbsp. Worchester sauce

Season bison as you prefer.  Brown bison in skillet with Worchester sauce.  Drain fat from meat.  Saute onion and bell pepper.

Transfer meat, cooked bacon, bell pepper and onion to a large soup pot.  Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  Once mixture is boiling, turn heat down to simmer for 20 minutes.  For additional flavor enhancing goodness, simmer up to an hour, stirring occasionally.  Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

As a variation, add some freshly shredded cheese and crispy tortilla strips on top of your serving bowls of soup.
 
2013-02-14 11:59:44 AM
Celebrating this weekend, going to dig a path to the grill and slap on a ribeye, lobster Mac and cheese with roasted Brussel sprouts and bacon for sides.  If I can keep the kid busy enough to make a tiramisu for dessert my wife may give me a little extra cuddle time.  And by cuddle time I mean . . . ah this is Fark, you all know.
 
2013-02-14 12:00:14 PM

IronJelly: Any food you can make heart shaped.  biatches love hearts for some reason.


I'm planning on cutting up some rib eye steaks into hearts using cookie cutters as a pattern.  On top of that will go a similar sized heart shaped slab of onion and a heart shaped slab of portabella.  This is getting broiled.

This all will go with a couple bottles of wine and a prolonged period of dessert of hair pie.
 
2013-02-14 12:01:30 PM
Hot dogs.

Cuz biatches love weiners.

/I'm quite the romantic
 
2013-02-14 12:01:54 PM

Pivot: I'm making a beef tenderloin roast but I'm sick of mashed potatoes and baked potatoes, I want something different but only have one oven so I can't make roasted potatoes...any ideas?


there are Polenta of things you can make on the stove top.
 
2013-02-14 12:01:55 PM

DeltaPunch: OK, when you guys are done posting pictures of frozen pizzas, how about recommending a good one-pot dish, like casserole-style or something (can't be arsed to make 3 different things). I saw some pilaf suggestions above, and I was originally leaning baked ziti w/ sausage but now I'm thinking that might be too heavy...


How about Jambalaya?  Just grab a mix from the store, get a pound of kielbasa or something, takes about half an hour and only one small pot/saucepan/whatever you call it.  Nowhere near as good as from scratch, of course, but perfectly servicable, and a fine date meal.
 
2013-02-14 12:03:02 PM

Pivot: I'm making a beef tenderloin roast but I'm sick of mashed potatoes and baked potatoes, I want something different but only have one oven so I can't make roasted potatoes...any ideas?


Spinach with red peppers, red onions and light garlic.
 
2013-02-14 12:05:18 PM

Shakespeare's Monkey: Sausage and eggs.
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Speechless
 
905
2013-02-14 12:08:38 PM
Oh, and here's the chicken pot pie recipe that also works well.  Keep in mind, it's meant to be a occasional treat, it contains a lot of butter.  Not as much as your typical chicken wing recipe, but still...

Chicken Pot Pie:

You will need:

2 Unbaked pie crusts  (Protip:  Mrs. Smith's ready made crusts work fine in a hurry but if you have the time and technology at hand, it's even better to make your own crusts from scratch!)
6 Tbsp. Butter
1/2 Cup chopped onion
1/2 Cup flour
1 Tsp. salt
3 Cups chicken broth
1/2 Cup green peas, shelled
2 Medium sized carrots, chopped into small chunks or sliced thinly
3 Cups of pre-cooked chicken, sliced into small pieces, cubes or chunks.  Best to cook it yourself flavor-wise, but if you're lazy you can use the canned stuff.

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.

Saute onion in butter. Blend in flour and salt. Add broth to mixture all at once.

Cook and stir mixture until thick and bubbly. Add chicken, peas, carrots and chicken. Stir mixture to a soft bubbling boil.

Pour mixture into one of your ready-made pie crusts. Carefully remove the pie crust dough from the other pie crust pan and cover over the now filled pie crust. Gently pinch the edges of the pie crusts together to seal the pie shut.

Next, carefully cut two to three small slits in the top pie crust. Bake the pie at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until the pie crust is a light golden brown and is flaky to the touch.

Serves 4 - 6

If you're feeling more adventurous, you could try making smaller, individual pies.  I also have tried variations of this using broccoli, mushrooms, etc.  Experiment and go nuts.
 
2013-02-14 12:08:44 PM

Tom_Slick: Osso Buco can be done very easily


*googles*

Hmmm, not bad, thanks.

Last Man on Earth: How about Jambalaya?


Hmmm... she loves cajun food. Might have to see what kind of meats are available locally, but that's not a bad idea. Thanks.
 
2013-02-14 12:11:54 PM
I found this great recipe for Dikinabawks.

1, cut a hole in a box
2, put your junk in that box
3, make her open the box
 
2013-02-14 12:19:17 PM
I'm starting off with bruschetta with olive tapenade and fresh mozzarella

Then roasted asparagus with fresh-grated Parmesan and a rosemary-balsamic vinegar reduction.

Then Coquilles St. Jacques

Dessert will be vanilla poached pears.

And yes, I'm making all of it.
 
2013-02-14 12:20:26 PM

Ras-Algethi: I'm cooking steak. I was going to ask for everyone's favorite way to do steak. I'm thinking of something I saw on Alton Brown: sear it in a pan & finish it off in the oven.
It's unofficial "steak & BJ" day at the Algethi household.


The trick is to let the steak come to room temp before you cook it.  Less thermal distance = better crust, better steak.
 
2013-02-14 12:21:24 PM

DeltaPunch: OK, when you guys are done posting pictures of frozen pizzas, how about recommending a good one-pot dish, like casserole-style or something (can't be arsed to make 3 different things). I saw some pilaf suggestions above, and I was originally leaning baked ziti w/ sausage but now I'm thinking that might be too heavy...


Chicken Piccata over Angel Hair. Very easy to make and hey you can drink the wine you don't use with the meal.

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (2)
2-4 oz Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta
1/2 stick Butter
Handful of Capers (drained)
Roasted Artichoke
2 Lemons
All Purpose Flour
Pepper
3/4 Cup Chicken Stock (Low Sodium)
4-6 Tbsp. Peanut Oil
1 cup White Wine (dry recommended - or Naked Grape with Honey/Pear/Lemon undertones)

Cut chicken into thin strips and dredge in flour. Put Peanut Oil in Pan and Heat on High until it starts to smoke. Throw Chicken in with Salt/Pepper for taste for 4-5 minutes until brown then flip. Set aside on a Paper Towel to drain excess grease.

Bring a pot to boil  along with 1/4 cup of Chicken Stock and put the Angel Hair in with some salt. Cook Angel Hair until preferred consistency (Recommended al dente)

Thinly Slice lemons and chop artichoke. Use White Wine to deglaze the pan the chicken was in, be sure to scrap all the good stuff from the pan and leave in. Now take your butter, (1) sliced lemon, remaining 1/2 cup of chicken stock and a handful of capers and place into the pan. Let the sauce reduce a little then add the chicken back into the pan. Cook for about 3-5 minutes careful to stir chicken in with sauce.

Place chicken onto Pasta and pour remaining sauce over the chicken and pasta. Drizzle with capers for taste and add remaining lemon slices for garnish. Pour remaining Wine into glasses and serve with dish.

Overall cook time, about 15-20 minutes.
 
2013-02-14 12:24:27 PM

kwame: moogrum: What the hell are ranch style beans?

Pinto beans in a kind of smoky tomatoey sauce.

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Can't find the ones with jalapenos around here though.  :(


Southwest salad:

  1 can Ranch Style beans, mostly drained
 1/2 medium onion, diced
  1 large ripe tomato, diced
  1/2 to 3/4 cup Catalina dressing
  shredded lettuce

Layer all that in a casserole dish, starting with the beans and in the order above.
Serve it with crumbled Fritos.  I like a couple of healthy splashes of Tabasco on mine.
 
2013-02-14 12:25:23 PM

Pivot: I'm making a beef tenderloin roast but I'm sick of mashed potatoes and baked potatoes, I want something different but only have one oven so I can't make roasted potatoes...any ideas?


buy a new oven.
 
2013-02-14 12:26:52 PM

kwame: moogrum: What the hell are ranch style beans?

Pinto beans in a kind of smoky tomatoey sauce.

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Can't find the ones with jalapenos around here though.  :(


I use those beans to make quick bean burritos. Put some beans and shredded cheese in a flour tortilla, wrap it up to close both ends, and heat it on both sides in a dry, non-stick pan. Cover it in lettuce, drizzle mexican crema (or sour cream) and a few shots of El Tapatio sauce.....heaven w/ heartburn
 
2013-02-14 12:26:58 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: CatherineM: I just sometimes have a difficult time telling when people are being serious 'round here

Nobody is ever serious around here about anything, ever.


What he said, seriously.
 
2013-02-14 12:27:35 PM

PrivateCaboose: Idk, I've made lots of stuff over the years.  Braised lamb shanks in a red wine reduction, homemade chicken alfredo over linguine, coq au vin.

This afternoon I am having tortellini and spinach in a garlic cream sauce with sausage and a glass of white wine.  For dinner, it will be sushi and champagne.



Have you read the legend that tells of the tortellini/tortelloni creation?Very hot and sexy,one of my favorite tales to share with women over a bottle of wine.
 
2013-02-14 12:31:59 PM

Pivot: I'm making a beef tenderloin roast but I'm sick of mashed potatoes and baked potatoes, I want something different but only have one oven so I can't make roasted potatoes...any ideas?


Rice Pilaf
Polenta
Creamed Spinach
Roasted Tomatoes, Onion, and Peppers
Pasta Side
Roasted Broccoli
Mac and Cheese
Salad
 
2013-02-14 12:32:18 PM

veive: spotted dick


always is with you, isn't it?
 
2013-02-14 12:32:22 PM

Pivot: I'm making a beef tenderloin roast but I'm sick of mashed potatoes and baked potatoes, I want something different but only have one oven so I can't make roasted potatoes...any ideas?


Why cant you make roasted potatoes? Is the roast taking up the whole oven? If you have the room, par-boil some quartered yukon gold potatoes - about 3 minutes. Drain and put into a bowl. Drizzle EVOO, minced fresh rosemary, and kosher salt to taste. Toss to coat and spread out on a sheet pan. Put in the oven until lightly browned, stirring once or twice.
 
2013-02-14 12:34:41 PM

moogrum: kwame: Fark-N-Noodle: Ranch Style Beans

Man, I f*cking love Ranch Style Beans.  I buy about 6 cans a month.

What the hell are ranch style beans?


BEST BEAN IN A CAN
I loved the old label "Husband Pleasin" now it's just lame "Appetite Plrasin" suppose it may be politically correct, but come on. Just how can beans in a can be political?
wishes for spell chek
 
2013-02-14 12:35:38 PM
I'm making iron skillet seared filets oscar style and little red potatoes with rosemary.
But I'm cheating and using an easy fix bearnaise.
Little Cab, little bubbly with chocolate covered strawberries, then whisk my gal to bed.
Where she will promptly fall asleep.
 
2013-02-14 12:38:22 PM

loki see loki do: I'm making iron skillet seared filets oscar style and little red potatoes with rosemary.
But I'm cheating and using an easy fix bearnaise.
Little Cab, little bubbly with chocolate covered strawberries, then whisk my gal to bed.
Where she will promptly fall asleep.


I love how on Valentine's Day the trend is to have a nice dinner - and hops to get laid afterwards. Having a big meal then having sex is an accident waiting to happen.
 
2013-02-14 12:38:23 PM
Made a beefy dinner incl a vermouth reduction that he liked last week - may do a repeat.
*Just remember the wine, and to skip the veges he/she dislikes and you're off to a good start.

/the flowers and candy arrived this morning... so that was breakfast taken care of.
 
2013-02-14 12:39:22 PM

the money is in the banana stand: DeltaPunch: OK, when you guys are done posting pictures of frozen pizzas, how about recommending a good one-pot dish, like casserole-style or something (can't be arsed to make 3 different things). I saw some pilaf suggestions above, and I was originally leaning baked ziti w/ sausage but now I'm thinking that might be too heavy...

Chicken Piccata over Angel Hair. Very easy to make and hey you can drink the wine you don't use with the meal.

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (2)
2-4 oz Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta
1/2 stick Butter
Handful of Capers (drained)
Roasted Artichoke
2 Lemons
All Purpose Flour
Pepper
3/4 Cup Chicken Stock (Low Sodium)
4-6 Tbsp. Peanut Oil
1 cup White Wine (dry recommended - or Naked Grape with Honey/Pear/Lemon undertones)

Cut chicken into thin strips and dredge in flour. Put Peanut Oil in Pan and Heat on High until it starts to smoke. Throw Chicken in with Salt/Pepper for taste for 4-5 minutes until brown then flip. Set aside on a Paper Towel to drain excess grease.

Bring a pot to boil  along with 1/4 cup of Chicken Stock and put the Angel Hair in with some salt. Cook Angel Hair until preferred consistency (Recommended al dente)

Thinly Slice lemons and chop artichoke. Use White Wine to deglaze the pan the chicken was in, be sure to scrap all the good stuff from the pan and leave in. Now take your butter, (1) sliced lemon, remaining 1/2 cup of chicken stock and a handful of capers and place into the pan. Let the sauce reduce a little then add the chicken back into the pan. Cook for about 3-5 minutes careful to stir chicken in with sauce.

Place chicken onto Pasta and pour remaining sauce over the chicken and pasta. Drizzle with capers for taste and add remaining lemon slices for garnish. Pour remaining Wine into glasses and serve with dish.

Overall cook time, about 15-20 minutes.


Came in to say that the first meal I ever prepared for the not-yet-mrs praxcelis was chicken piccata and shredded carrots sauteed in browned butter and dill.  Our recipes are very similar, although I go with the "pound the chicken into flatness" instead of slicing, and I skip the artichoke (my favorite veg, she can't stand it)
 
2013-02-14 12:39:22 PM
I'm going to make Creole shrimp and grits. I already have some leftover mashed potatoes and parsnips, so I might use those instead of the grits. I've done that before and the shrimp and sauce goes quite well with the mash.

Anyone have any ideas for a good side dish for this Creole meal? I'm considering fried green tomatoes with a remoulade, but I'll have to see if the store has any green tomatoes. I guess I'm trying to think of a backup plan.
 
2013-02-14 12:46:38 PM
I'm making peanut chicken satay and salted caramel chocolate cake from scratch tonight.
 
2013-02-14 12:49:05 PM

Ras-Algethi: I'm cooking steak. I was going to ask for everyone's favorite way to do steak. I'm thinking of something I saw on Alton Brown: sear it in a pan & finish it off in the oven.
It's unofficial "steak & BJ" day at the Algethi household.


I hear good things about sous vide, but this right here does it for me.
http://amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/steakhouse_steaks.html
Also, check out the guys turkey recipe. It is making us into year-round turkey eaters. The leftovers are gone within two days.
 
2013-02-14 12:50:48 PM
The Shortymac Household is having:

-Thick Cut Steaks done the Alton Brown way with Coconut Oil
-Parsnip Chips
-Baked Beans with Maple for Hubby
-Not sure about Dessert, I'll see what's available.
 
2013-02-14 12:51:33 PM

Ooshatielf: I'm making peanut chicken satay and salted caramel chocolate cake from scratch tonight.


sounds like something I make in the toilet the morning after a long night of drinking including a drunken stop for grub in Chinatown.

/just kidding, enjoy!
 
2013-02-14 12:53:54 PM

h0tsauce: Ras-Algethi: I'm cooking steak. I was going to ask for everyone's favorite way to do steak. I'm thinking of something I saw on Alton Brown: sear it in a pan & finish it off in the oven.
It's unofficial "steak & BJ" day at the Algethi household.

I hear good things about sous vide, but this right here does it for me.
http://amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/steakhouse_steaks.html
Also, check out the guys turkey recipe. It is making us into year-round turkey eaters. The leftovers are gone within two days.


Sous vide is a great way to cook a steak. I don't have a sous vide appliance though. I just use an Igloo cooler. You put the steak in a ziplock with whatever seasoning you like, get all of the air out of the bag, and put it in the cooler. Heat some water to slightly above your target temperature and pour it in the cooler. Let it sit for an hour or two and you are ready to sear. I usually do it on a screaming hot grill, about 45 seconds to 1 min per side. What is also cool about this method is it makes it real easy to get the timing of your steak with the side dishes.
 
2013-02-14 01:56:26 PM
I'm making zucchini and sausage casserole.  We're going out for dinner tomorrow night at Zombieburger, but I felt like cooking tonight and I found some good zucchini.

Zucchini & Sausage Casserole - Serves 3 with leftovers

3 cups of rice (cook this beforehand and make sure it's warm when you add it in)
4-6 medium sized zucchini, well-scrubbed
1.5 lb ground sausage of whatever type you like

1. Use a box grater to grate the zucchini on a medium size hole.  it should get nice and stringy and shredded, and it should be rather wet.  That's good.  Set aside in a bowl on the counter.
2. Cook the sausage in a large skillet until done, making sure it gets chopped up nice and fine.
3. Add shredded zucchini and rice into skillet with sausage, mixing thoroughly so the zucchini can bind everything together and the sausage grease gets soaked up by the zucchini and rice.
4. Add salt/pepper/hot sauce to taste.

Cheap, filling, and tastes really good.  Grating the zucchini is the hard part..If you have a food processor, that'd probably work, but I never have so the box grater is fine for me,

\Tonight is zucchini casserole and homework
\\Tomorrow is gooood burgers and then going to our favorite gay bar
\\\ If you're ever in Des Moines, Zombieburger is the best restaurant, hands down.
 
2013-02-14 02:06:12 PM
Mrs BrianGriffin is getting broiled lamb chops (brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic), wild rice pilaf, and broccolini sauteed with red pepper flakes, garlic, and currants and then tossed with pine nuts. Then champagne and maybe cuddling in front of a small fire. Then we'll both fall asleep on the couch while watching TV, no doubt.
 
2013-02-14 02:06:43 PM
ok I'm making mussels in white wine, garlic, cream, parsley etc.  grilled pork tenderloin with red wine reduction, and roasted brussels sprouts and apples.  Oh and sourdough bread because she loves sourdough bread.
 
2013-02-14 02:26:56 PM

DonWrite: I am going to cook stuffed acorn squash, and an apple, parsnip and celery soup.


So you are eating alone?
 
2013-02-14 02:42:43 PM
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2013-02-14 03:03:02 PM
I'm cooking lamb sliced thinly over potato galettes with a side of pease pudding. There's also a chocolate torte I baked last night.
 
2013-02-14 03:28:29 PM
We are getting our taxes done, and then I want a Reese's McFlurry.
 
Ant
2013-02-14 03:54:33 PM

DeltaPunch: Tom_Slick: Osso Buco can be done very easily

*googles*

Hmmm, not bad, thanks.

Last Man on Earth: How about Jambalaya?

Hmmm... she loves cajun food. Might have to see what kind of meats are available locally, but that's not a bad idea. Thanks.


Shrimp Etouffee

/wife doesn't like seafood, or I'd be making that etouffee.
 
2013-02-14 03:55:55 PM
i212.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-14 05:03:18 PM

Ant: DeltaPunch: Tom_Slick: Osso Buco can be done very easily

*googles*

Hmmm, not bad, thanks.

Last Man on Earth: How about Jambalaya?

Hmmm... she loves cajun food. Might have to see what kind of meats are available locally, but that's not a bad idea. Thanks.

Shrimp Etouffee

/wife doesn't like seafood, or I'd be making that etouffee.


Wow, that looks great. I've settled on lemon fish with white wine sauce over angel hair pasta... not one pot, but it'll do. Definitely saving that recipe of yours though!
 
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