Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Admiral_Young, Jul 4, 2009.
Oops! Well, it had been a long week...
Last night, I had pasta salad and a diet Dr. Pepper.
I had In 'N Out last night. Mmmm ...
Chili cheese dogs.
Sushi - too hot for hot food.
Tonight was a sausage and roasted garlic pizza from The Roman Candle. Fucking unreal.
This week is going to be another great one for dinners. My tentative menu:
Monday -- Center-cut pork chops. I'm probably going to sear them on the stovetop, then cover and finish 'em off. I'm thinking I'll make a pan sauce with the rendered fat, lemon, shallots, garlic and white wine vinegar, as well. Served with some applesauce and fresh vegetables.
Tuesday -- Quick dinner, since we'll be going grocery shopping once my wife gets off work. The odds are I'll do something really simple ... most likely, I'll just steam some Vienna beef hot dogs and plate them with Doritos or some other high holy fuck-off carb-loaded thing.
Wednesday -- Oh, yes. I picked up some ridiculously thick ribeye steaks from a butcher while I was on vacation with my father-in-law last week, and now it's time to annihilate these bastards. Ordinarily I use my tried-and-true cast-iron stove / oven method, but since these steaks are so thick, and perfectly marbled, my plan is to cook them with the Ducasse method. It's been a while since I've cooked a steak that way, and these ribeyes look like perfect candidates for it. I'll be baking potatoes and grilling asparagus to go with the steaks.
Thursday -- I've got entirely too much pasta sitting in my cupboard, so some of it's winding up in my stock pot. It'll either be a grilled chicken alfredo (if I'm feeling the urge to feel like a big fat fatty) or linguine aglio et olio (if I decide I'd rather be a bit healthier). Probably the aglio et olio. Naturally, there will be salad, probably a balsamic vinaigrette with parmesan cheese.
Friday -- I have a beef tenderloin that's been sitting in my freezer for entirely too long. I'm going to sear it in my cast-iron on the stove, finish it in the oven, and then start slicing it. I'll toss that onto some French bread that's been toasted and coated in garlic butter, and then I'll melt some mozzarella and provolone cheese on there. Mmm, steak sandwiches. A little salad, maybe some sweet potato fries ... damn skippy, son.
^^^Makes my Brown bread sandwiches with garlic houmous, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and cheese seem a bit meh. LOL
I grilled up some cheeseburgers, but after reading through the last page, I'm stealing Timby's idea for next time.
Homemade veal stew. Yum!
Last night, had cheese on toasted bagel.
Pizza and a couple of cheesburgers.
Tacos & seasoned fries.
A Greek salad, with a side of Gorgonzola and Taleggio cheeses matched with a little slice from a fig and almond wheel.
I foraged last night. Ham, chicken, watermelon and anything that was in the fridge and calling to me.
Disaster struck last night. As I was cooking the pork chops I mentioned earlier, timing them to be done just as my wife got home from work, one of our cats decided to hork all over our living room carpet. So I had to abandon the stove and get to cleaning that up, because cat vomit can stain carpet pretty quickly. In the process, though, the chops got overheated, skyrocketing past 145 degrees and topping out at around 172 (you shouldn't cook pork higher than 160, and even that's over-cooking it, in my book), drying them out pretty badly.
I mean, they were still tasty enough because they were seasoned properly, and the pan sauce that I made with the rendered fat and some herbs turned out great, but ... they could have been so much more.
A couple of double cheeseburgers from Runza.
Take-out from a major chain along with a homemade salad.
Lasagna and a mixed field green salad.
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