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#1 splinky

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:29 PM

best lunch in a long time, today.
gluten free fusilli with a san marzano tomato and basil marinara topped with fried pancetta and grana padano cheese. on the side, mixed italian olives marinated in olive oil, bay leaves and orange zest. homemade cherry cola

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#2 StephanieL

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:09 PM

Thread is under General Food & Drink, for some reason.

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#3 voyager

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:18 PM

Undeservedly successful lunch for visiting French friend and her once-every-five-years California boyfriend.    Beyond casual, and great use of leftovers.  

 

Champagne and nuts

 

Composed salad plate of romaine and grilled vegetables (radicchio, asparagus, green beans, okra, scallions), sliced cold roast pork belly, shower of sliced raw mushrooms.    Balsamic drizzle on the radicchio, warm jus on the pork belly, vinaigrette over the rest.    Mustard on the side.

 

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3 California cheeses. cherry compote

18 hour bread   (Guest announced it was the only bread he had had that was so good on its own that it was diminished by butter

Vanilla ice cream with large spoon of Meyer lemon creme

Chocolate glob cookies.  

 

2013 Chenin Blanc by Sandlands, a boutique winery owned by Tigan Pasallaqua, son of a friend.    Former winemaster at Turley.

 

Wild acclaim for just pulling stuff out of the fridge.   There is an old saw that says you should always piggy-back entertaining, taking advantage of cleaning, flowers, candles and leftovers.  

 


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#4 voyager

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:18 AM

Tale of two burgers.    Husband's: Bunned 1/3 lb grassfed chuck with cheddar, lettuce and onion, catsup and mustard.  

 

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Mine, much thicker and very rare, bunless, aioli, lettuce, onion, chile sauce.

 

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#5 voyager

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:22 PM

Nothing around for lunch.    Found some leftover raw tomato sauce in fridge:  chopped tomato, onion, garlic, basil, sherry and balsamic vinegars, soy, EVOO.    Usually I just whir any of this leftover sauce and use for dressing fish or vegetables, or spoon it over cottage cheese or ricotta.    

 

But this time, I toasted a piece of bread and chunked it into a bowl, spooned on sauce.    Really good...then realized I was eating panzanella!  


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#6 Suzanne F

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:01 PM

Just before waking up this morning, I dreamed about having to scavenge for something to eat in a huge professional kitchen (maybe a country club?) and finding baloney, American cheese, and white bread. Yes, it was something of a nightmare. So I had to have that as breakfast/lunch today. It took me several tries to find a deli that had all the components. But I succeeded eventually and brought it home.

 

It fulfilled my obsession, but--people really eat this crap on a regular basis? Between the bread sticking to the roof of my mouth and the texture being nonexistent (I could almost have eaten the thing without chewing), this was the most unsatisfying thing I've eaten in ages.


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#7 joethefoodie

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 12:19 PM

You gotta fry that baloney.



#8 Suzanne F

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:18 PM

That wasn't in my dream. Just slapping a bunch of baloney and a slice or two of American cheese between two slices of white bread.

 

see, I told you it was a nightmare.


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

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#9 voyager

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:31 PM

Tale of two (famous Mouthfuls) soofles, leftover, "sliced", scorched in butter.

 

Husband piled sweet on sweet with maple syrup.

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I cut the sweetness with chipotle and green salsas, splat of sour cream.

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Better than first time around but still no cigar.


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not my monkeys.