11/7/13
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Chicken Pot Pie

WEDNESDAY Chicken Pot Pie “Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation – coming home again.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle, Meet the Austins   We have been home for a couple of days, arriving in the first few hours of Monday morning, but that overwhelming sense of relief and comfort which washes over Continue reading → «Chicken Pot Pie»

10/10/13
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Roast Chicken with Garlic & Herb Pan Sauce

WEDNESDAY Roast Chickens  | Herbed Pan Gravy  |  Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes  |  Peas Chicken…more often than not, finds itself as a supporting cast member, rather than in the starring role, in the world of daily dinner theater.  We roast and simmer it to make stock {the work~horse of many kitchens, home as well as Continue reading → «Roast Chicken with Garlic & Herb Pan Sauce»

08/22/13
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Roasted Chicken with Garlic~Thyme Butter & Strawberry, Almond, and Pea Salad

WEDNESDAY Roasted Chicken with Garlic~Thyme Butter  |  Strawberry, Almond, and Pea Salad  |  Rice   The school year began today and with this fresh start we mark the end of “summer”.    The season, officially, lingers for some weeks {and here in the Bay area, we often enjoy our warmest months in September and October} Continue reading → «Roasted Chicken with Garlic~Thyme Butter & Strawberry, Almond, and Pea Salad»

05/20/13
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Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops & Steamed Vegetables with Shallot Oil

SUNDAY Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops  |  Brown Rice  |  A Medley of Steamed Vegetables with Shallot Oil   I came across this quote a few days ago and found myself thinking about it quite a bit today.  It sums up both our day, as well as our dinner this Sunday… Nothing fancy…the day was filled Continue reading → «Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops & Steamed Vegetables with Shallot Oil»

04/29/13
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Pasta Alla Primavera

MONDAY Pasta Alla Primavera The house is always so very quiet on Monday mornings.  Michael at the office and the children off to school, I begin to put the house & home back together after a weekend of frenzied activity.  Sometimes, I relish in the solitude and peace and at other times, such as this Continue reading → «Pasta Alla Primavera»

03/24/13
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Sunday Dinner Recipes ~ Herb Butter Roast Chicken, Bread Salad & Braised Peas with Prosciutto & Pecorino Cheese

  SUNDAY Herb-Butter Roast Chickens  |  Tuscan-Style Bread Salad  |  Braised Peas with Prosciutto, Pepper & Pecorino   Tonight’s dinner, referenced above, yeah,we’ll get to that.  Let’s rewind a bit… I woke up this morning, well before dawn.  Mind wheels were spinning.  Mental checklists for this week’s horse-show trip were in over-drive.  I silently emerged Continue reading → «Sunday Dinner Recipes ~ Herb Butter Roast Chicken, Bread Salad & Braised Peas with Prosciutto & Pecorino Cheese»

03/17/13
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Corned Beef, Guinness Mustard & Chocolate Guinness Goodness…

SUNDAY HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY ~ From our Clan to Yours… Corned Beef & Vegetables  |  Spicy Horseradish Cream   |  Malty Guinness Mustard  |  Potato Dominoes  |  White-Wine Spiked Peas  |  Chocolate Guinness Goodness Corned Beef is one of Michael’s favorite dinners.  I am not sure which version he enjoys more, the original melt-in-your-mouth meat & potatoes dinner or the hot Continue reading → «Corned Beef, Guinness Mustard & Chocolate Guinness Goodness…»

03/13/13

Spatchcocked & Braise-Roasted chicken

WEDNESDAY Spatchcocked and Braised-Roasted Chicken  |  Rice  |  Steamed Peas Okay, so I changed my mind.  Tonight’s menu, as it appeared on last Friday’s post, called for mashed potatoes {NOT rice} and, quite frankly, I didn’t feel like having mashed potatoes tonight.  That’s it!  No shortage of Yukon Golds here in Marin County, CA…I just Continue reading → «Spatchcocked & Braise-Roasted chicken»

03/3/13
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Sunday Dinner Menu: Slow-Roasted Pork, Lemon Risotto & Peas

SUNDAY Slow-Roasted, Herbed Pork Shoulder  |  Lemon Risotto  |  Peas This evening’s dinner comes from the ladies at Canal House… It really is a perfect Sunday dinner dish.  A bit of preparation in the morning, place the roast in the oven and let it cook ALL DAY {nine hours} filling the house {and the neighborhood Continue reading → «Sunday Dinner Menu: Slow-Roasted Pork, Lemon Risotto & Peas»

02/20/13

Herbed Chicken Breasts, Risotto, Peas & a Lemon Cream

WEDNESDAY Chicken Breasts with Fresh Sage  |  Lemon Risotto  |  Peas  |  Tartine’s Lemon Cream Everyday, on this little space known as “The Dinner Concierge“, amazes me… On September 26th, 2012 I began this project…chronicling what my family eats each evening…attempting to inspire those of you who need to answer the question, “What’s for Dinner“…every day!  But Continue reading → «Herbed Chicken Breasts, Risotto, Peas & a Lemon Cream»