Whats for Dinner?

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Yet another visit to The American Poutine Company. This time for Fried Chicken Poutine. (I suspect it was tenders cut up on top of the curds and fries, but whatevs.)
 
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BUCA!

EDIT: Spaghetti and the biggest meatballs ever from Buca di Beppo, with cheesy garlic bread on the side. :)
 
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Sous-vide porkchop, kimchi-potato pancakes, and broccoli with oyster sauce. Didn't take a picture because it wasn't a very pretty plate. Tasted good, though.
 
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My first shot at Mabel's Ghanaian Jollof rice. Forgot to add the sardines, so that'll be the main tweak next time I do this recipe (that and getting dried thyme, using it fresh was a pain). Best-tasting meal I've had in the year thus far.

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Tonight I cooked stir-fry rice with carrots, onion, bean sprouts, shrimp, beef, and pork. The meat is from a local bbq place and gives a little edge of spice to the whole thing.
 

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Restaurant quality food at home and I don't have to change out of my pajama pants?!? Yes, please!

And it's the only way I can get Indian food. My wife hates it so the only time I get it is when my son and I do StD. Since, you know, nobody wants to go out & sit to eat.
 

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Well, Kerri can't do spicy food and I love it. Plus most Indian food looks like baby shit on rice and she can't get past the look. Her loss. Indian food is amazing.
 
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I have a 12lb bag of black beans I keep meaning to go through, except I don't know any recipes that use them in significant amounts. A friend suggested I look up feijoada, so here's my first batch from last night:

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I think it needs more meat types (I had bacon and hocks, I think I'll add small ribs and some sort of sausage next time), more spice, and more lime juice. Overall, it's a pretty fantastic use for black beans.
 
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improved a deli take and bake pizza and im pretty happy with the results, i know its not home made but it went from barely tolerable to hey this is pretty good, next time i use an entire 2 cup bag of cheese and not just one cup extra, everyone else complained not enough cheese :(
 
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It was for lunch, but I had myself a Double-double with fries and a Diet Coke. It was at the newest In 'n Out in Mesa, on the northeast side just off the 202. Amazingly the drive thru was relatively light for the time I was there. Burger was great, even though I had to wait a bit to munch on it when I got home.
 
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Gumbo! First time making it but the weather called for it. No andouille, since I can't get that here, so just regular Dutch smoked sausage. Still extremely satisfying though.
 
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No pictures, but made beer-can chicken last night on the grill. Indirect charcoal heat for 1.5 hrs, rotating every 20 min. The skin was a beautiful mahogany color. I wish I had brined the bird b/c the breast were a little dry, but the skin was so crunchy and yummy. I tossed a chunk of oak on the coals about 15 minutes towards the end of cooking to give some smoky flavor. Good stuff.
 
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Tahchin: A Persian saffron rice cake with chicken and sour cherries baked in side. Pretty tasty.

I got 2g of saffron from Rumi Spice. Now I gotta figure out some things to do with it.

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Paella?

—Patrick
It's on the list. :D I have about 20 saffron-related recipes stuck in a bookmarks folder waiting for exploration. Paella, chicken tangine, saffron lamb and side dishes like fried saffron cauliflower, saffron roast potatoes, etc.

2g of saffron is actually quite a bit, and I want to use it up before it loses potency.

Unfortunately, 90% of what I'm finding on the internet is paella or some kind of rice dish. You'd think there'd be a lot more variety. :/
 
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Well, it’s not like there’s only one kind of paella, either.

Hmm, there has to be some way to spice up grits with saffron.

—Patrick
 
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