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What the *?!@#&! is for dinner?

A sign I saw near Dupont Circle today for a Chicken Kabob Salad – is it supposed to be a Chicken Head Kabob Salad  (“severed over crisp lettuce”)?  Everyday Dining really can be fun and educational! … Read entire article »

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What was for dinner in March?

Part of the motivation behind this website, and specifically “What’s for dinner?” is to get an idea of how an “average family” eats and prepares meals.  How many times is dinner cooked at home, how many times is dinner eaten out or brought (bought) in, etc.  I did an analysis of all of the March “What’s for dinner?” posts and it breaks down like this: Dinner prepared at home – 21 days Dinner out (at restaurant) – 3 days Dinner in (picked up) – 5 days Dinner at someone else’s house – 1 day Leftover night (“pick up sticks”) – 1 day Now I’m not really suggesting that my family is the definition of “average”, but I bet that many other families would have a similar breakdown.  I’m actually fairly impressed with myself that dinner was … Read entire article »

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Is fruit juice good for you?

The question posed in the title of this post is probably one to which most people would almost automatically answer, “Yes”. But the fact is that there seems to be a considerable amount of debate over the nuances of such a question. I am a person who likes all sorts of foods and will certainly eat junk food from time-to-time, but in general eats and prepares healthful food. However, it is sometimes kind of infuriating determining what is considered “healthful” (by the “experts”) from one day to the next. Fruit juice is that kind of thing. It would appear obvious to me that drinking fruit juice is a good thing. However, many nutrition experts worry that “excessive” juice consumption can lead to undernutrition or overnutrition (huh?), tooth decay, flatulence (!?!) and … Read entire article »

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Eat your vegetables, already

What is it lately with commercials about products that allow you to skip eating vegetables?  Have vegetables all of the sudden become so abhorent that adult men and women can’t eat them anymore?  I had a roommate in college who used to say, “I don’t like vegetables.  The only kind of vegetables I eat are salad.”  This always shocked me, because there is such a huge variety of vegetables and ways to prepare them that making such a statement is ridiculous.  It’s sort of like saying, “I don’t like food.”  I made a very simple side of steamed fresh green beans with a can of cream of mushroom soup mixed in (I know, not very sophisticated, but neither was his palate).  He loved it!  He said, “I didn’t know vegetables … Read entire article »

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Food, foodies and “kid-friendly” recipes

I am just a plain, happily-married husband and father of three that likes to cook and does most of the cooking in my house.  I have been cooking since I was about 8 years old (I made an apple crumb cake for my parents – don’t remember if it was edible) and I have a lot of opinions about cooking, eating, dining out, etc. I consider myself a “foodie”, but have a very broad, liberal-minded attitude to what that means.  I like a chili dog as much as haute cuisine.  I think that cooking is about preparing meals that are tasty, healthful, relatively easy-to-prepare and use readily obtainable ingredients.  All of the recipes you will find at “Another Website about Everyday Dining” will satisfy these requirements.  Also, any recipe listed on … Read entire article »

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