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    • What's For Dinner?

      Wow - No one in the Cafe today. Everyone is out hiking on a fine Fall day. We had brunch at our favorite restaurant which sadly is closing next month - not due to lack of business, it's packed every day. But the owner wants do do other things so it is closing. Then we went to Art Prize - the World's largest art competition. We walk all over town looking at art and voting for your favorites. Some is bad, - some is good.

      But tonight, for dinner I for the first time made Cedar Plank Salmon. I've had it in restaurants (I think its a Pacific NW thing), but never made it for myself. The recipe is from Curtis Stone's recent cookbook. It's pretty simple. You soak a cedar plank in water and brine the salmon in a solution of salt, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Then you grill it on the plank over indirect heat. Son had a strip steak as he isn't a fish eater. Accompanied by a rice pilaf from my Indian cookbook, boiled green beans, and a Rose from Provence. Yum
    • odd man out wrote:

      Wow - No one in the Cafe today. Everyone is out hiking on a fine Fall day. We had brunch at our favorite restaurant which sadly is closing next month - not due to lack of business, it's packed every day. But the owner wants do do other things so it is closing. Then we went to Art Prize - the World's largest art competition. We walk all over town looking at art and voting for your favorites. Some is bad, - some is good.

      But tonight, for dinner I for the first time made Cedar Plank Salmon. I've had it in restaurants (I think its a Pacific NW thing), but never made it for myself. The recipe is from Curtis Stone's recent cookbook. It's pretty simple. You soak a cedar plank in water and brine the salmon in a solution of salt, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Then you grill it on the plank over indirect heat. Son had a strip steak as he isn't a fish eater. Accompanied by a rice pilaf from my Indian cookbook, boiled green beans, and a Rose from Provence. Yum
      Dinner sounds good, wish I was there. :)
      Would have enjoyed either the Salmon or the steak in addition to the sides.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • We;re going out for dinner today to give my nephew a send off, he leaves for the Navy later this week.
      Gave him a choice of anyplace and he chose IHOP. Not where I would have chosen for the last supper but that's OK.
      Because of his high school grades and how he scored on the ASVAB test they already have him slated to be a nuclear powerplant tech on submarines. Yeah, he's smart, he probably could have gotten into most any college but chose the Navy instead.
      I'm both glad and sad at the same time.
    • LIhikers wrote:

      We;re going out for dinner today to give my nephew a send off, he leaves for the Navy later this week.
      Gave him a choice of anyplace and he chose IHOP. Not where I would have chosen for the last supper but that's OK.
      Because of his high school grades and how he scored on the ASVAB test they already have him slated to be a nuclear powerplant tech on submarines. Yeah, he's smart, he probably could have gotten into most any college but chose the Navy instead.
      I'm both glad and sad at the same time.
      Good to know we have intelligent people protecting us. :thumbup:
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Grilled a butterflied pork loin on Saturday while the wife whipped up a Caesar salad and cauliflower rice. Enjoyed a pork loin sandwich last night.

      My local supermarket is closing and we saw pre-cut cedar planks (packs of 4) in the meat & seafood department. Bought all of them for 10% off. Now we just need to drive 15 miles to Wegman's to buy good salmon.
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, Max Patch to Franconia Notch NH and the Gale River Trail to Crawford Notch NH.