Category Archives: Dinner

Christmas Eve 2015 Menu – Better Late than Never

For memory’s sake alone, I want to record here – over a year late – my menu for Christmas Eve 2015. My bathroom sink broke in December 2014, so that year we went out to dinner, but in 2015 my … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2016 Dinner Menu (with Recipes)

This year, my father and my friends Lola and Iggy came over for Christmas Eve dinner.  It was a simpler affair than in other years, with only eight courses.  I decided early on that I wanted to make a cheesecake … Continue reading

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2012 Christmas Eve Dinner

Every year since my kids were born (except for 2005, when we visited Argentina) I have made an elaborate, multi-course Christmas Eve dinner.   I start the menu planning by deciding what meat I will feature as my main dish.  I … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken with Lemon and Thyme

I made this epicurious.com recipe for Roast Chicken with Lemon and Thyme last night. It produced an amazingly juicy chicken that Mika couldn’t get enough of. I think it was even juicier than the rotisserie chicken I make, BUT it … Continue reading

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Red Snapper with Lemon Oregano Butter

Today I made Red Snapper with Lemon Oregano Butter for dinner – an epicurious.com recipe, of course 🙂 It was quite good. Camila liked the fish, even without the yummy butter, though Mika refused to try it (she is convinced … Continue reading

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Basque chicken

Last night I made Hirigoyen’s Basque chicken, a dish I hadn’t made in several years. I can kick myself asking why not. It was absolutely delicious – even better today, when I had the leftovers. It’s amazing to me, once … Continue reading

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Sumac Skirt Steak with Pomegranate Reduction

Last night I made Sumac Skirt Steak with Pomegranate Reduction from an epicurious.com recipe. It was a fairly quick recipe to make, but I wasn’t thrilled with it. I did overcook the pomegranate juice somewhat, but my biggest problem is … Continue reading

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Glaced Lamb Chops

I made lamb chops from this epicurious.com recipe last night for the adults, given the lamb chops were on sale at Lucky’s for 50% off. I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of using unfiltered apple /juice/ rather than … Continue reading

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Grilled Steak Kebabs with Orange and Hoisin Glaze

I made this tonight, from an epicurious.com recipe. I used tri-tip steak instead of tenderloin ($3 lb vs. $11lb at Safeway), and the steak came out very nice, tender enough and tasty. That said, I’ll probably not make this recipe … Continue reading

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Stir fry

Last night I made my first stir fry. Ever. Really. I had meant to try one before, I had bought the sauces, but for whatever reason I never got to do it. Then a few days ago I found the … Continue reading

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