Hi all --
Anybody cooking a special dinner for Father's day? My dh has requested crab legs ala Alton Brown, so that's on the menu, but I'm stuck on what to make with them. Any suggestions?
What's everybody else making?
Robyn - Have you been to Chinn's in Lisle? I like the boiled red potatoes that they serve with the crab legs there.
I have to work tomorrow, so we're having guests tonight for dinner. Here is what I'm in the middle of making.
Creamy Artichoke Dip with Pita Chips (posted by KimKelly)
Tossed Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing (dressing from Stop and Smell the Rosemary)
Braciole (Giada DeLaurentiis)
Campanelle Pasta with Parmesan, Butter and Parsley
I also need to come up with an emergency dessert. I made the Strawberry Cake posted by Kari, but it didn't turn out that great. It kind of looks and tastes like a big wet sponge. I'm hoping to find something quick and good to replace it somewhere on this board.
Chinns is on my list of "to try" resteraunts, but we haven't been there yet. I was thinking potatoes might be good, but I usually roast them. (And, as you know, it's been so hot I hate to turn the oven on!)
Your menu sounds wonderful! My "dessert in a pinch" is usually pound cake w/ strawberries and cool whip, brownies with ice cream, or a mud pie from Trader Joes! And lately, in this heat, "build your own ice cream sundaes" have been very popular!
My mom is out of town, but my dad is around so he is coming down for a feast. DH requested lasagna and I have everything to make it. However, it is supposed to be 94, hazy, hot and humid tomorrow! DH never requests anything and always eats what I put in front of him, without complaint. So, I am having a hard time not making it! Guess I'll make it in the cooler morning and crank up the A/C before I turn the oven on to cook it. Seems silly to have lasagna on a day that is so obviously for the grill, but I'll do it for the favorite men in my life! Anyways, I'm going to serve a big green salad and dress up some store bought bread sticks. Strawberry-Rhubarb pie (which also requires the hot oven!) for dessert.
Chicken on the grill- legs quarters and bone in breast for the faint of heart Cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon, corn on the cob, cheesy garlic bread, mac and cheese for the DGKs, deviled eggs, and chocolate pie. I can hardly wait.
We are getting together at my sister and BIL's house for some kind of Mexican themed barbeque...there are a lot of great cooks in my family. I am bringing a southwestern potato salad (BA) and a fresh blueberry pie and a strawberry-topped cheesecake type pie (an old Denver Post recipe) per special request. The graham cracker crust is cooling and potatoes are on the stove...I'll do the blueberry pie tomorrow morning.
Any chance you could post this when you have a chance...I used to have such a recipe (clipped from some newspaper) and lost it...thanks!
a strawberry-topped cheesecake type pie (an old Denver Post recipe) per special request.
Sheila in MD
^ Oh, sure, Sheila! I was thinking last night how simple and good it was...I used some really wonderful strawberries and I add cinnamon to the graham cracker crust. I will copy tonight when I am at home.
Originally Posted by Sheila in MD
Here is it, Sheila...it is from a 1984 issue of the Denver Post Food Section.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie
1 9 inch baked graham cracker crust (I add 1/2t cinnamom to the crumbs)
2-8 oz packages cream cheese (I use light cream cheese) at room temp
2/3 C sugar
1/4 C fresh orange juice
1 t grated lemon zest (I skip this usually)
Beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer till smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in zest and orange juice. Turn into pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes. Cool and chill. Top with fresh strawberries (or any fresh berry or sliced fruit)
Thanks It was not the one I am looking for but looks interesting anyway!
Sheila in MD
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