Dinner Tonight #53

January 8, 2019


This was Baked Skillet Pasta with Spiced Onions and Cheese from Melissa Clark.  Interesting use of spices.  It’ll be a keeper.

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Dinner Tonight #52

November 4, 2018


Tonight I made Korean Bulgogi Bolognese; a rather odd fusion, but it tasted great.

Dinner Tonight #51

October 30, 2018


Tonight, for the first time, I made a clam chowder.  It was great!

Dinner Tonight #50

October 25, 2018

Tonight I made an old-fashioned British pie — corned beef, potatoes & onions.  Served with pea, carrots and a rich gravy, it was pretty darned good!

Dinner Tonight #49

September 10, 2018


Tonight I made a meat and potato skillet gratin, which is the best form of shepherds pie I ever had (and I love shepherds pie).

Dinner Tonight #48

August 20, 2018


This Dragon Chicken recipe was pretty darned good.

Dinner Tonight #47

July 30, 2018


Tonight I made spicy beef spring rolls, baked not deep-fried. Wonderful taste, and crispy!

Dinner Tonight #46

July 24, 2018

A stuffed and baked brie.

Dinner Tonight #45

July 22, 2018


Tonight I made butter chicken, with pineapple, fennel & strawberry raita, and popadums — all from scratch.

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Dinner Tonight #44

June 9, 2018


Tonight we had a lemon pepper chicken dish that was really good, complex.

Dinner Tonight #43

May 2, 2018


This was a quite lovely crab tart from Nigel Slater, served with a baby spinach salad.

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Dinner Tonight #42

April 28, 2018


This was something very different: pasta and butternut squash cake. It wasn’t bad at all.

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Dinner Tonight #41

January 27, 2018

Tonight’s dinner was Moroccan Chicken smothered in olives via the New York Times. I used both large green and smaller black olives. Pretty good!

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Dinner Tonight #40

January 24, 2018


Tonight I made a very pleasant and unusual Peruvian stew with chiles, limes and apples.  It was my very first time using a slow cooker.

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Dinner Tonight #39

January 20, 2018


Tonight I made a baked brie stuffed with cranberries and ham.  Served with Ceasar salad, it was mighty fine.

Dinner Tonight #38

January 12, 2018



I call these pork splats (not so pretty but very tasty), served with steamed mixed vegetables and Chef John’s bravas sauce.  Not bad at all.


Previous Dinner Tonight posts

Dinner Tonight #37

December 4, 2017

Tonight I tackled a blanquette de porc en veloute. It was time consuming but well worthwhile with a fascinating blend of flavours and textures.

Dinner Tonight #36

November 17, 2017

Tonight I made some rather misshapen (but otherwise gorgeous) Sui Mai dumplings along with Chef John’s potstickers.  First time for both and they tasted great with a soy-vinegar-chili sauce.

Dinner Tonight #35

November 14, 2017

A French style of macaroni & cheese, served with a strawberry, celery & mushroom salad. Wonderful.

An anecdote:  I started preparing this before I went to St Paul’s for a checkup today. I got there early enough to visit the excellent cafeteria for lunch.  Guess what the main entree was?  Yes, mac & cheese!  Luckily the mushroom soup was fabulous so I didn’t go hungry.

Dinner Tonight #34

October 29, 2017


Every year the everloving asks me what I want for birthday dinner. And most years I say “meat pie”.  She makes a fabulous double pastry old fashioned meat pie, and today was no different!