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The Vincent Price Halloween Cookalong: Beef Heart Stewed

Welcome to Dinner is Served 1972 and the Vincent Price Halloween Cookalong! For those of you who have happened upon my blog via other sites, you are already familiar with the cookalong guidelines.  But if this is your first stop … Continue reading

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78. Chicken a la Drag Queen

I believe that it was April 23 when the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race was supposed be crowned. But Ru, that bitch, said NO! You have to wait until the reunion! Well, that just threw my friend Dan into a … Continue reading

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Steak Mad Men (Steak Diane)

Ah, after almost a year and a half the time had finally arrived for the return of Don Draper. While thousands of people across the nation were hosting Mid-Century Modern Man Men parties in honor of this glorious occasion, Cleve and … Continue reading

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21. Beef Rouladen (Braised Stuffed Beef Rolls)

  Rouladen. Sounds French, right? As I was preparing this one I had visions of wee men sporting John Waters-ish mustaches and berets in my head. Well, I was dead wrong. This dish is German. Now, in my defense, I’m … Continue reading

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Half. Way. There. The 55th Dinner!

Yes. Here we are at the half-way point. I have completed 55 meals. I can’t believe that 55 full dinners have been served. I have surprised myself. Seriously, I didn’t think that I’d stick with it, but lo and behold people … Continue reading

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77. Braised Short Ribs

This is a sad post, for many reasons. First off, this happened: Tea Leoni, David Duchovny split again June 29, 2011 Actors Tea Leoni and David Duchovny have split up — again — according to Entertainment Tonight. They were married in 1997 … Continue reading

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72. Chicken Livers in Sherry

Liver. What a polarizing food. A lot of people hate it. But there are those of us who love it–me, Hannibal Lecter, Eugene Victor Tooms. Ah, speaking of Eugene Victor Tooms, everyone’s favorite liver-eating, bile-spewing, X-File, this just happened: Washington beauty … Continue reading

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80. Tuna on Toasted English Muffins

Tuna on Toasted English Muffins *sigh.* Goddamned canned tuna. Pretty organic grapefruit! I have never liked canned tuna, even more so after Tuna Cheese Macaroni Loaf. But I chose #80 for my latest meal because I already had canned tuna in the … Continue reading

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32. Pot Roast in Foil

Musings pre-#32: I confess that I have made this meal before. I think I might have mentioned it on the ‘about’ page. I prepared #32 back in November of 2009 (wow, is that right?) as part of a bet that … Continue reading

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85. Roast Pork Tenderloin

If you recall, my first Dinner is Served! card was #41 Fruit Stuffed Pork Loin. That dish, albeit my first try and very technical, was a great success. Seriously. Read Cleveland’s comments from that one. Dinner is Served! had impressed … Continue reading

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