What’s for Dinner Tonight?

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  1. Tonight is pasta night at our house. I am making gorgeous fresh fettucine and serving it with a slightly picante marinara I made and froze with our tomato bounty. Along with it pistachio pesto I made earlier. We are also having fresh focaccia bread. And for dessert? Fresh strawberries with aceto tradizionale balsamico de Modena and freshly-ground black pepper. Molto bene!

    1. I’ve always been promising myself to try black pepper on strawberries, Brenda. It’s really supposed to enhance their flavour!

      1. Dan, it really does enhance the berries. I know I shouldn’t even think about buying strawberries this time of the year but I just had to one more time. Sigh…

    1. I know that had to be the BEST you ever had! This is one of the very best recipes for brisket and one of the “all time go-to” recipes on Leite’s Culinaria. It’s worth it to just buy a brisket and “do it” and I promise you won’t be sorry!

  2. Dinners for Sun., Dec 18, 2011

    National Roast Suckling Pig Day – Quite honestly, it would be a novel experience. In lieu of a whole pig, how about a wonderful pork roast, instead? – Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Fennel and Orange

    Personally, I’m purging leftovers from the fridge tonight. A duck breast, chicken leg quarter, farro salad with vegetables and some mashed potatoes.

    1. I love slow roasted pork roasts with Jack Stack or Arthur Bryants bbq rubs…even better if you marinate then a day ahead with a solution of apple vinegar and or apple juice. But last night I splurged on homemade fried calamari. A real treat for me since I need to eat gluten free. I used white rice flour seasoned with salt, pepper, cumin and a little chile powder. So easy except for a little mess with the oil. A real treat since I rarely eat fried foods. I was too tired to make homemade marinara sauce so I cracked open a bottle of balsamic glaze.

    2. Trying a crock pot Beef Short Ribs adaptation, since its a work night. Smells good! If it works, will post my adaptation 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

      1. I’m sure it will work out well, Judy. Let us know your results!

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