What's for dinner?

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What's for dinner?

Post by Squatting Monk » Sun May 03, 2009 11:40 pm

I love to cook, so I thought I'd show off some of my recipes, original and otherwise. For dinner last night: Sirloin Steak with Manchego and Red Peppers.

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  • Top sirloin steak braised with Worcestershire sauce and topped with freshly grated manchego cheese, grilled red bell peppers, and green onions.
  • On the side: whole wheat penne pasta w/ freshly grated parmesan cheese and tomato and feta salad w/ raspberry vinagrette.
  • Wine: Chenin Blanc.
  • Total cook time: 15 minutes.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Squatting Monk » Mon May 04, 2009 4:33 am

Tonight: Pesto Chicken and Squash

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  • For dinner: Chicken, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini sautéed in white wine, topped with pesto and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • On the side: mandarin oranges and a whole wheat pita with Italian butter.
  • Wine: Chardonnay.
  • Total cook time: 20 minutes
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Ben Harrison » Mon May 04, 2009 2:27 pm

Wow, impressive presentation! My meals all tend to be random mushes of various (albeit very healthy) foods.

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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Sherincall » Mon May 04, 2009 4:47 pm

Yummy. These will come in handy in my futile attempt to learn how to cook. :roll:
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Squatting Monk » Tue May 05, 2009 5:34 am

Tonight's dinner: Italian Chicken Cutlets

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  • For dinner: breaded chicken breast with lemon wedges.
  • On the side: Ratatouille Niçoise (a medley of eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, and tomatoes seasoned with cayenne pepper, fresh thyme, and fresh basil), whole wheat baguette, and stuffed roma tomatoes topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • Wine: Chardonnay
  • Total cook time: one hour and fifteen minutes (should have been 45 minutes, but I prepared things out of order)


My wife and I don't live fancy, but we do enjoy good food. When I was a child, I told my mom I didn't care if I was rich when I grew up; I just wanted to have enough money to have fresh fruits and cheese in the house. Looks like my wish came true:

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In my fridge right now: sixteen different types of cheese. :shock:
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Squatting Monk » Sun May 10, 2009 10:15 pm

Dinner from the last coupla nights.

Penne with Broccoli

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  • For dinner: fresh broccoli stir fried with penne pasta, garlic, red pepper, and lemon juice, topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • Eaten: at the coffee table while watching Fringe.


Greek Salad with Grilled Shrimp

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  • For dinner: salad with romaine, spinach, mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, and feta cheese, topped with grilled shrimp and a homemade Greek Vinaigrette.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Squatting Monk » Mon May 11, 2009 7:19 am

Tonight's simpler fare: Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Feta

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  • For dinner: grilled chicken seasoned with lemon peel and garlic, topped with tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and feta cheese.
  • On the side: rotini pasta with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • Total cook time: 15 minutes.
  • Eaten: at the coffee table while conlanging.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Squatting Monk » Fri May 22, 2009 5:18 am

Tonight's dinner: Rib-Eye Steak with Thyme

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  • For dinner: rib-eye steak with fresh thyme.
  • On the side: barley with sage and thyme and zucchini sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes, paprika, and fresh thyme.
  • To drink: hard cider
  • Total cook time: 20 minutes


I dunno why everything had thyme in it tonight. Maybe because I have Green Day's "Time of Your Life" stuck in my head.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Squatting Monk » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:30 am

I'm pulling my hair out from scripting, so I thought I'd take a break and cook. Tonight's dinner: Grilled Chicken with Sicilian Herb Rub

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  • For dinner: grilled chicken topped with a blend of Mediterranean herbs and spices and freshly grated Manchego cheese.
  • On the side: sautéed zucchini with basil pesto and freshly grated parmesan cheese; quinoa topped with real butter. :shock:
  • Eaten: at the coffee as I type.
  • In the background: the computer which makes this all possible, and selected works of Thomas Aquinas (conveniently in view though I haven't gotten around to reading it yet).


Need more? Here's one I forgot to upload a few days ago:

Tuscan Tomato and Bread Soup

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  • For dinner: a creamy tomato and zucchini soup topped with oregano, toasted whole wheat bread squares, and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • On the side: nothing today! :)
  • To drink: freshly brewed iced tea.
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Re: What's for dinner?

Post by Squatting Monk » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:21 am

Tonight's dinner: Nutty Pear Salad

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  • Romaine salad with red pears, avocados, and Gorgonzola topped with caramelized pecans and a homemade red wine vinaigrette.


Been working on my photography some, as I'm trying to start a food blog. Got a friend who's already in the business helping me out. :)
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