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Sunday Menus: I’m Eating Your Dinner Edition

Gentle Readers, for more than a month of Sundays, The Practical Cook has been supplying weekly dinner menus. The time has come to request a favor/issue a challenge. I want to eat your dinner!

Breakfast for dinner, any hora.

Breakfast for dinner, any hora.

Yes, I am fortunate to be asked to dinner to try new things, but let’s go a step further, shall we? I will still show up for dinner, please don’t hesitate to ask, but I will also cook your favorite dinners for the world to see.  (If you are in need of some meal plans, visit the Weekly Menus archive for ideas!)

Bruschetta for dinner: the perfect way to use up a little bit of everything

Bruschetta for dinner: the perfect way to use up a little bit of everything

So send me your dishes of pride, your Punt! dishes, your make-it-in-your sleep dishes, your new discoveries. What are YOU eating for dinner? Bonus points for things I can turn vegetarian, but I will try anything that won’t kill me. Shellfish is out, and I will not appreciate hazelnut or licorice suggestions.

Sunday Dinner with the Practical Cook

Sunday Dinner with the Practical Cook

If it’s served by a mime, forget it. Everything else, fair game. I will feature menus from you Gentle Readers either as a whole week or guest stars in upcoming posts.

Strawberry Spinach Salad, You're Haunting My Food Memories

Strawberry Spinach Salad, You’re Haunting My Food Memories

Okay, I’m on vacation again. More field research to be done. So please start your ovens and fire up those grills. Feel free to post suggestions in the comments section, on Twitter, or in an email.

Serve the sweet potato bacon rustic tart warm or room temperature with fruit or a salad.

Serve the sweet potato bacon rustic tart warm or room temperature with fruit or a salad.

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Coming up Wednesday, Quinoa Melange Plus Chickpeas!

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Recipes in Review: The Top 5 Performers

Though this is not a particular anniversary for the Practical Cook Blog, it seemed like a good time to look fondly back at some of the favorite recipes as determined by you, the Gentle Readers, and by the interweb at large. Admittedly, this is also because TPC was out late doing field research at a chic local establishment and she is a marketer by trade and a stats fan. But I digress.

Here are the Top 5 Performing Recipes, determined by hits, requests, comments, and questions regarding:

1. Mafe. Who knew there would be such an ongoing demand for this little obsession of mine. It gets searched almost daily.

Mafe with Couscous

Mafe with Couscous

2. Spaghetti Bird’s Nests. Simple yet popular.

Spagetti Bird's Nests

Spagetti Bird's Nests

3. Moroccan French Toast. I can’t lie, it is that delicious. (But in case my boss is reading this, I must confess it is neither French nor Moroccan.) People ask me about this one, just because of the picture.

Moroccan French Toast

Moroccan French Toast

4. Fried Squash with Soda Cracker Crumb Coating. Crunchy summer goodness, this one is a sure-fired hit for the friends of fried.

Golden-Brown Fried Squash with Soda Cracker Crumbs

Golden-Brown Fried Squash with Soda Cracker Crumbs

5. Pasta with Broccoli, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese. No idea why this is such a popular search term. Apparently many people are looking for ways to tie these elements together. Perhaps it’s the disturbing picture of my overstuffed, disorganized fridge that’s the big draw.

Fridge Pasta Toss

Fridge Pasta Toss

Honorable mentions to “Roma Beans” and “Zucchini.” Clearly a seasonal search. And to the person who searched for “fried orka,” well, I wish you luck.

What’s my favorite? Well, I love all of my children equally. I will admit, I struggle to make the same thing twice, I’m always on the hunt for the next thing. Having kids has challenged me in that way, for the good, to repeat and improve recipes instead of create from whole cloth all of the time.

Do you have a favorite recipe from here? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Or Tweet away.

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How time does fly. Up tomorrow, Weekly Menus.

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