Archive for March, 2010

Foodie adventure awaits

March 29, 2010

We’re off to New York City and Washington D.C. to see the sights. YouAteThat??? will be quiet for a while with a couple of random posts to fill the void while we forge our way across two exciting cities. Foodie favorites will be shared upon our return. You can bet our itinerary will be influenced […]

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Freezer to the rescue on a Frantic Friday

March 22, 2010

Friday night dinners are typically challenging. At that point I’ve run out of steam and lack the energy to even glance at the meal plan much less follow it. Last week ended with a bit more drama than usual. Pinned to my computer all Friday, I was in no mood to enter the kitchen. But […]

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Relapse to not-so-savory habits

March 18, 2010

I realized this evening about 6:20 p.m. that noting merely “pork chops” on the meal plan is an invitation to relapse to not-so-savory habits. At that point I had only an image of dinner: pork chops, that package of baby yams gifted the night before, frozen green beans and oh, the beleaguered leftover rutabagas. Shake […]

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Spontaneity works in the meal plan

March 17, 2010

Sometimes dinner feels more like a plate of appetizers than the main event.  Other nights the whole meal comes together at the mercy of your neighbor’s pantry. This has been one of those weeks when the meal plan has shifted according to whims and whatever’s in the fridge, Brilliant sunshine this afternoon beamed my head […]

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Cola corned beef brisket and oh, that cabbage …

March 16, 2010

It didn’t take too much encouragement from readers for me to try the Coca-cola-stoked corned beef dinner in the slow cooker. I couldn’t find a full recipe for this cola concoction on the web, so I adapted this one. With  potatoes, carrots and onions, along with the brisket, can of Coke (real, not diet, not […]

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A shout-out to fellow food bloggers

March 15, 2010

You Ate That??? is delighted to be listed today as one of the five most recent blogs listed on Foodie Blogroll. We share company with 6,969 food blogs and counting.  Wow!  Check out the Foodie Blogroll box on this page to follow the culinary adventures of others in the growing foodie blogosphere!

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Corned beef in Coke – Lucky or not?

March 11, 2010

Over the years I’ve gotten some great recipe ideas from the folks working in grocery stores. These souls have a special radar that detects the slightest hint of “I’m not sure how I’m going to cook this” crossing my mind. So, as they hand over the goods, they’ll  volunteer their favorite fixings. I once got […]

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Shortcuts save dinner plans

March 11, 2010

Work demands kept me out of the kitchen this week — not such a bad thing, actually 😉 It was time to rely on shortcuts — fast recipes and favorite quasi-convenience foods. Monday started out with a traditional long-cooking pot roast made quick in the pressure cooker. Next came one of my faves, a kale, […]

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Jamie's roast chicken, adapted

March 8, 2010

I have a small collection of roast chicken recipes.  It seems one would suffice but I’m always on the lookout for a slightly better rendition.  I decided to give Jamie Oliver’s version a spin this weekend: Roast Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary Roast Potatoes. I just may have to give up the rest of the […]

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Swordfish Nicoise

March 6, 2010

Swordfish Nicoise (Parade 19 May 1991) 1) Mix up the marinade: 2 T fresh lemon juice 2 T extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic pressed 1 t. grated orange zest 1 t. finely grated lemon zest 1 t. chopped fresh rosemary 1 t. dried thyme Black pepper to taste 4 swordfish steaks – 1 […]

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