What are you cooking this weekend?

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What are you cooking this weekend?
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Fri, 10-21-2011 - 6:36pm

Just me being curious again. So do tell.....what are you whipping up in the kitchen this weekend? Maybe you are living on leftovers, or entertaining, or lighting the bbq or going out to eat or get take away/ take out! So what is happening food wise in your neck of the woods?

Tonight we are going to a restaurant and I am really looking forward to it. So hard to find a little time to spend with a grown son when you can get him alone! Will come back here tomorrow and fill you in on the menu so make sure you stop back then to see what we had.

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Fri, 10-21-2011 - 6:55pm
I am doing a stir fry with teriyaki pork & veggies tonight -- just realized I forgot to see if I have enough rice, I mat be heading to the store. I am working tomorrow, but DH wants to do a brisket on the grill tomorrow, so I bought that today & will rub it down tomorrow. Sunday will either be leftovers or chipotle seasoned pork chops.


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Fri, 10-21-2011 - 9:07pm

Did a stir-fry too, but with soba noodles. Was proud of myself for doing a Friday night dinner, not takeaway. This is the one weekend I have no idea about meals. And I should. I will probably do pork chops, with a soy/honey/mustard marinade.

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Fri, 10-21-2011 - 10:35pm
I actually looked for rice earlier in the week and nope not a grain in sight. LOL Had to rethink dinner. Too much a waste of petrol to drive to the store for just one thing. Mind you if I could walk there that would be another story LOL. Oh yum enjoy your bbq that sounds great. I love that a rub adds so much flavour when you don't have overnight to marinate something. You may not have leftovers if it is really good. LOL. You can always send some my way...smile!
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Fri, 10-21-2011 - 10:42pm

Hi there Melissa,

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Fri, 10-21-2011 - 11:09pm
DH grilled buffalo rib eye steaks tonight and we had french fries with that. I cooked 3 artichokes, small ones, today and have eaten two of them. I had one for lunch and one for dinner. As for the rest of the weekend, I have no idea.

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Sat, 10-22-2011 - 2:23pm

Love artichokes, I'm the only one here who does and that's ok with me. They're good for you, too. I made classic Banana Bread today and tonight it's Cream of Roasted Red Potato soup (with grilled peppers, onions and mushrooms - and a bit of bacon)

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Sat, 10-22-2011 - 6:42pm

Here is the menu from the restaurant last night. It was really really good. Apparently it won some award for service only the day before, and it was absolutely packed. DH of course kind of blew the budget by having the seafood platter. It was just great spending a few hours with DS and not talking about work....my rule as we left home, and it worked about 75% of the time. Oh and remember here the 'entree' is the starting course, not the main. Apologies for the typing and weird caps had a hard time copying it.

BREADS
Garlic bread 3.50
HERB BREAD 3.50
CIABATTA BREAD ~ BALSAMIC OLIVE OIL AND DUKKAH 7.80
SEEDED LOAF WITH TRIO OF BUTTER 7.80


ENTREES
Home style soup WITH CRUSTY BREAD 10.20
CHEFS’ cannelloni 12.20
PAN SEARED SCALLOPS with A watermelon and cucumber salad 14.40
CHICKEN crab cakes WITH AN orange and apple salad 15.40
Beef koftas with a smoked yoghurt 12.10
Calamari checker board WITH fennel puree AND tomato dust 11.50
Ginger beer battered prawns with Asian slaw 15.30
Black sesame dumplings in ginger syrup 12.80
APPRENTICE puff pastry TART 11.80

MAINS
Eye fillet WITH smoked bacon and CREAMY POTATO salad 32.40
FINISHED WITH A SEEDED MUSTARD GARLIC BUTTER
Angus scotch fillet steak WITH BATTERED PRAWNS, 35.50
HOUSE MADE tar tare AND SPRING GREENS
CHICKEN tiki with a corn and zucchini fritter 28.90
AND a minted tzaTZIki
MOISTURE INFUSED Pork TENDERLOIN ON creamy potato MASH 31.50
WITH QUINCED apples
Rack of spring lamb with PARMESAN, pine nut AND 31.20
HERB CRUST WITH A rosemary jus
Fish OF THE DAY POACHED IN COCONUT MILK 30.40
WITH GARAM MASALA AND NOODLES
Portuguese seasoned duck salad 32.30
Vegetarian lattice tart 25.70
With A pumpkin, beetroot and parmesan salad
Seafood platter 45.00
GINGER BEER BATTERED PRAWNS, CALAMARI, SCALLOPS, FISH OF THE DAY

SIDE DISHES 6.50
STEAMED VEGETABLES
FRESHLY MIXED SALAD
CREAMY POTATO MASH
BEER BATTERED FRIES
SMOKEY BACON & CREAMY POTATO

DESSERTS
HOUSE MADE cheesecake 9.80
Chef’s brulèe with ice cream 9.80
Roasted pear Strudel 9.80
SEASONAL FRUIT WITH CHAMPAGNE SABAYON 9.80
Sticky date bombe Alaska 9.80
Flourless chocolate cake 9.80
DESSERT TASTING PLATE, A SELECTION OF 3 DESSERTS 11.80

CAFÉ 4.00
CAPPUCINO, LATTE, ESPRESSO, MACCHIATO OR HOT CHOCOLATE
TEA~ ask WAIT STAFF FOR OUR SELECTION OF FINE TEAS
LIQUEUR COFFEE 7.50
IRISH ~ IRISH WHISKEY MEXICAN ~ KAHULA
ROMAN ~VANILLA GALLIANO JAMACIAN ~ TIA MARIA
GREEK ~ OUZO CARIBBEAN ~ MALIBU
FRENCH ~ COINTREAU Russian ~ vodka
Irish cream ~ baileys Italian ~ Frangelico

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Sat, 10-22-2011 - 6:55pm
Sounds like you guys cooked up a storm. I am not a huge artichoke fan but do enjoy them if someone else cooks them for me lol. Is it still warm bbq weather?
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Sat, 10-22-2011 - 7:20pm
Oh I would love some banana bread. It has been a long time between bites as the banana crops were wiped out up north so the prices went through the roof and I stopped buying them. Thankfully in the last few weeks they have started to come down a little. I do miss them. That soup sounds wonderful, really packed full of taste. I made butternut pumpkin soup during the week and DD announced it was not just soup weather, so I threw in some gnocchi and chopped veggies, put it in a casserole dish and into the oven. It was not bad at all. LOL. I love italian dressing. In fact I love dressings that are homemade, but to make life easy I always have a bottle of french and italian in the pantry, oh and Newmans Parmesan and roasted garlic. Of course these are not reserved just for salads.
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Sat, 10-22-2011 - 9:59pm
Yes, right now we're having beautiful weather. It's about 7 p.m. and we have both front & back doors open. I mowed the lawns today and had sweat dripping off my nose. *LOL* Still sleeveless tops & shorts weather. We're supposed to cool down Monday but tomorrow is supposed to be 81. Love it!!!!

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