Category Archives: Poultry-centered

Easter dinner from La Cucina Italiana: Squab, fried, breaded brie, kale – 16 April 2017

This was an interesting but only partially successful meal, mostly from La Cucina Italiana‘s Pasqua edition for this year (which I picked up on Wednesday, just before our dinner to discuss what to cook for Easter). We started out trying … Continue reading

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Chicken piccata; baby bok choy – 5 December 2012

I was thinking of making that chicken “bruschetta” with grilled tomato and lettuce, but realized that the choreography of leftovers would not work well at this point. I decided to defrost the chicken (2 breasts in a Costco packet) anyway … Continue reading

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Deviled chicken thighs; basmati rice; zucchini; fresh tomatoes – 18 September 2012

I was trying to figure out what dinner to cook to have with bread. Then we didn’t end up having bread, except the tiniest little thin slice. But dinner was good. Deviled chicken thighs is a recipe from Marian Burros’ … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs and rice; cucumber salad – 12 July 2012

Our friend M is staying with us, and made this wonderful chicken dinner. He marinated about 4 lb of chicken thighs – about 6 quite large thighs (“thundering thighs” per D) – and grilled them on our range’s grill. Here … Continue reading

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Curried chicken and red pepper; Thai jasmine rice; Thai cucumber relish – 17 June 2012

We had one more Riesling from Grocery Outlet to try, so I made one more Thai-ish meal for the purpose. This is a recipe I found online and liked quite a bit, for its flavor as well as for being … Continue reading

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Chicken “bruschetta” with broiled romaine and tomato – 11 May 2012

D wanted to get bread for lunch, so I chose a simple dinner that worked with bread – needed (snicker) in fact. I asked him to get an Acme Pain au Levain, and cut the bread so I could have … Continue reading

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Chicken over rice and avocado, with piquillo peppers – 12 April 2012

What an interestingly different dinner! D had an avocado – one of those lightish green, smooth ones, not a Haas – that he wanted to use, and also some of the best parts of the roast chicken from Saturday night. … Continue reading

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Chicken sandwiches on baguette; asparagus; potatoes – 10 April 2012

D bought an Acme Long Italian Baguette today for himself and R for lunch, and we had more of it for dinner, for chicken sandwiches. He used more of the roasted chicken from Saturday night, some romaine, and a bit … Continue reading

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Roast chicken with root veggies; rice cooked in stock – 7 April 2012

For Saturday night, D roasted a Halal chicken (lowest priced one he was confident was healthful) with sage outside and rosemary inside, cooked on a bed of root veggies – turnips, rutabaga, parsnips, fennel, and celery root. I helped cut … Continue reading

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Chicken “bruschetta” with romaine and tomato – 3 March 2012

Absolutely love this recipe from the last issue of Gourmet (R.I.P.). Bread, chicken, lettuce, and tomato halves are all broiled. Lettuce is coated in lemon vinaigrette; chicken is topped with mayo/Dijon/lemon/parmesan dressing; tomato is brushed wtih oil and topped with … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; Brussels sprouts; rice – 18 January 2012

D defrosted a packet of four chicken thighs from Costco – wondering as he did why we got those with bones and skin (in a rush, first ones we found, didn’t look closely). He grilled these, salted and peppered, “for … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Khoresh and chard for New Year’s day dinner; also a terrific lunch – 1 January 2012

Well, I said this year I would not worry about sticking to a strict format, and also would not worry about sticking strictly to dinner. Good thing, since lunch was really delicious and interesting. I’ll get to that below dinner, … Continue reading

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Leftover chicken breast with mayo-dijon-lemon sauce; Thai jasmine rice; sugar snap peas with mint – 26 December 2011

D looked through the fridge this morning and found pork from yesterday and chicken from late last week. We decided to use up the chicken tonight and the pork for lunch tomorrow. I reheated the single chicken-breast-slice (I had cut … Continue reading

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Chicken, tomatoes, romaine, and bread, coated and broiled; sugar snap peas – 23 December 2011

I spotted this recipe when looking through the last issue 😦 of Gourmet, from November 2009, for good dinner ideas for Christmas. This caught my eye because of its beauty, and it looked pretty easy. The reviews on epicurious made … Continue reading

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Roast chicken and root vegetables; salad; tree decorating – 17 December 2011

D suggested roasting a chicken for Saturday dinner, while we decorated our tree. He looked up a method in Alice Waters’ Simple Foods book, and it was terrific. He began by salting and peppering the chicken a day in advance … Continue reading

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Gumbo and Piano Music at Two Mile’s Repeal Day party – 5 December 2011

I got an e from Two Mile Wines inviting us to celebrate Repeal Day – the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Couldn’t miss that, now, could we? But oops, I managed, as is usual in unusual dinner situations, to … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; salad with roasted milk-soaked bread and endive; rice – 4 December 2011

D cooking, still, and really enjoying the two new cookbooks from ‘ino in NYC. I am SO behind… but this single post is on time. D grilled some chicken thighs from Costco, with oil, salt, pepper, and sage on them. … Continue reading

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Thai dinner at Rice – 1 December 2011

After an opening party at Fibre Arts Design, we had a very nice dinner at Rice, a Thai restaurant in Palo Alto recommended by our friends M&N. The official dinner shot has two of the appetizers. Two pieces of “Blanket … Continue reading

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Dinner at buvette – 18 November 2011

This was a restaurant D discovered in the New York Magazine online site, where my friend A’s 2010 references to her favorite restaurants all led. We had to wait only about a half hour, though the restaurant was full and … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken; grilled Japanese eggplant; rice with sage – 5 October 2011

D grilled some chicken breasts from Costco, coating them with herbs from the garden first. He also sliced up a long Japanese eggplant from my colleague J, oiled it and grilled it, and cooked some rice (I think Thai jasmine) … Continue reading

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Leftovers from The Slanted Door without actually going there – 27 September 2011

Our friends M&N passed through on their way back to the airport from their brief vacation at Pt. Reyes. They returned our coolers and reusable ice packs, with a pile of leftovers they couldn’t conveniently take on the plane with … Continue reading

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Wine-tasting dinner at Local Mission Eatery, with wines from Clos Saron – 29 June 2011

We have really been impressed with Clos Saron wines. We figured that if this restaurant liked Clos Saron, we’d like the restaurant – and we were right! We got to sit at the bar (“seats 1 and 2,” we figured … Continue reading

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Chicken, beef, salads, and gnocchi at a friend’s birthday party – 26 June 2011

And the winner is…. the gnocchi, covered in a light creamy basil sauce. Also a tasty roast beef, a tomato-covered chicken, a very nice roasted potato, greens with dressing, and a Greek salad. It was a fine meal, with a … Continue reading

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Chicken satay; peanut dip; cucumber-carrot pickle; cucumber relish; Thai jasmine rice – 24 June 2011

Wow! A very successful experiment tonight! I tried four more recipes from Saveur, from the May 2011 edition this time, and they all worked. Chicken Satay (Satay Ayam), Javanese Peanut Sauce (Saus Kacang Tanah), and two somewhat similar condiments: Thai … Continue reading

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Thai chicken with basil; beef salad – 29 May 2011

IN PROCESS Great Thai dinner, mostly cooked by our guests M&N: We started with a beef salad: marinated one skirt steak (1 stalk lemon grass sliced thin, stems [roots would be better, ways M] from one  bunch of cilantro, juice … Continue reading

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