Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Spanakopita with Tomato & White Bean Salad

Oct 25th

Everyone has their own recipes and these are the ingredients we used for this incarnation

* Frozen spinach - 3 packs - a new experience with great flavour and none of the work of the fresh spinach
* Feta cheese - a good portion - good salty flavour
* Sauteed onions - 1 med-lrg - for sweetness
* Nutmeg - 1 tsp -a little nuttiness
* Real Butter - 3/4 cup no margerine for us
* Herbs of your choice - mint & dill

All wrapped up in a tasty Phyllo and brushed with more butter - mmm mmm good
Baked at 400F for 20min until golden brown

4 sided baking pans are best as the 3 sided one we used caused lots of smoke from falling butter

Tomato and White Bean Salad
Moosewood Recipe

* 5 tomatoes
* garlic
* 2 cans of white beans - your choice - offically cannallenni but any will do
* celery - thin crosswise slices
* red onion
* mint
* dressing of lemon juice and olive oil

Though tasty in the original form - we all agreed some tweaking need to occur to make it exceptional - more tomatoes, celery, less beans, more mint, and salt

Spanakopita are deceptively filling triangular bundles!
Can't wait until next week.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Historical Wednesday Dinners

June 21st
Wrap Night
* Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps with Hoisin
* Spanokopita
* Salad Roll with Spicy Sauce

June 28th, July 5th, July 12th,
(not in order)
* Cabbage Rolls
* *Quiche in 2 Acts - 1-Blue Cheese, Milk , 2-Soy Milk, Non-Dairy Cheese, on Organic Pastry Crusts
* *Thai Stir-Fry with Rice and Noodles

July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd
* Laura and Michelle in England - unknown foods

August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd, August 30th
*no record

Sept 6th
* Buffalo Burgers in Greek Pita with lemon mayo, tzatziki, tomato. feta & salad

Sept 13th
* Something made with these items: So, I've got some salad items (butter lettuce,
romaine, tomatoes, avocado), a couple of ears of corn, and half a
loaf of Ecco Il Pane home-bake bread. I'm thinking that someone can
buy one of those ready-made roast chickens and if someone wouldn't
mind getting a couple more salad things (red onion, feta cheese,
basil, perhaps some nuts) then we'd have a whole dinner!

Sept 20th
Connie's CookHouse Chinese Take-out
* Black Pepper Chicken
* ?Prawns & Noodles with Spicy Tomato Sauce?
* ?Beef with Broccoli in Black Bean Sauce?

Sept 27th
* no record

Oct 4th
* Spaghetti with Rosemary Meatballs

Oct 11th
* Beef Burritos - with paprika and chipotle flavour in oven-warmed tortilla
* Garnishes - Sour cream, cheese (dairy and non-dairy), lettuce, tomato, avocado dip, garlic aioli

Oct 18th
* Pan-Cooked Chicken Burgers with Crusty Buns
* Salad - shredded lettuce, diced tomato with yummy made up dressing
* Potato and Yam fries
* Roasted Garlic

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Inaugural Post for Wednesday Dinners

Hi Everyone,

Despite having celebrated numerous Wednesday nights with friends gathering for dinner (and tv) for a year and a half (?) I have only sporadically recorded the meals we have eaten. I have decided to make an attempt at a public record for our collective memory. I promise nothing in terms of consistent form nor do i guarantee the recipes will be fully understandable but hopefully it will show our joy in gathering, cooking, and finally eating together. To many happy meals in the future!


ps I will try to give an overview of some of the stand out meals we have created and enjoyed together.

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